Week beginning 02.07.21 - Elm Class
This week in Elm Class we are visiting Australia! We have been finding out about Australian Animals and made our own fact cards. We have had great fun listening to Didgeridoos and making our own. We have also looked at some of the beautiful Aboriginal dot art and had a go at making our own pictures. In maths we have been learning about subtraction and how we can use our knowledge of parts of numbers to help us. For example, if we know that 8 is made up of one part of 3 and one part of 5, we know that 8 take away 5 is 3. We have also been to meet our new year 1 teachers for September and had fun playing in the year 1 outside area and at Nature Detectives.
Welcome to Elm Class.
Hello! My name is Mrs Harrison and I am the teacher in Elm class. I have been working at CPS for many years and love the school because there is a fantastic team spirit. CPS is a really special place to work as I love the enthusiasm and energy of the children who come come to our school.
I have 3 children at home and a tabby cat called Pippin. I like going on long walks and getting outside as much as possible. I love visiting different places and get to the seaside as often as I can!
Other adults that work in our class are Miss Villar, Mrs Warnes and Mrs Gibbons.
In our class we learn through play and exploration. Children will have a range of activities set up for them that they can explore throughout the day both inside and outside. There is lots of time to build relationships with our friends as we climb, build, create and talk together. We practise our letters and sounds each day as we learn to read and write. We also explore numbers, counting and patterns each day, learning new things that we can then use in our play and activities.
Each day you need to bring a water bottle, a suitable coat and a bookbag to school. We send home reading books and phonics sheets to practise at home with your family. Phonics sheets come home each time we learn a new sound and reading books are changed each week.
Elm Class Timetable
Term 5 Overview
Isolating at home?
If your child is needing to be at home due to Covid-19 please let us know. We will send you a Google Classroom assignment of activities you can do at home. If you need any print outs just let us know and you can pick them up from the office. Keep us posted on anything you need and you can be sure we will help keep your child busy!
Some good websites to use to support your child's learning.
Phonics and Reading with Reading EggsSome parents have found this website brilliant in helping children develop their phonics and reading skills. The games are all tailored to your child's abilities and are such fun it doesn't feel like learning! They are offering a 30 day free trial so you might like to try it at home.
NumberblocksThese episodes are great starting points for exploring number and maths ideas
Oxford OwlFree online books for children and help for parents with phonics. Sign up for free
Phonics Playfun online games to practise phonics skills
Pure Phonics soundsA guide on how to pronounce phonic sounds correctly