Summer Term 2019

Dear Parents, Carers and Children, A very warm welcome indeed to Year 1 and to the Elm Class page! Please do visit our class page to see what we have been learning about and of course feel free to speak to me about anything regarding your child or their learning, my door is always open. Also check out our Twitter page on the website to keep you updated on all things Elm!

To a fantastic year in Elm Class,

With many thanks, Miss Pope (Teacher) Ms Gibbs (Teaching Assistant)


Literacy: This term so far we have been looking at Percy the Park Keeper. So far the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about it and have produced some fantastic writing! Year 1 have also enjoyed a recent trip to Ness Gardens (which belongs to Percy in case you were unaware) where they met Rose (Percy’s sister) and enjoyed a guided walk around the gardens, sowing seeds and learning about the different types of plants there. We also spotted some rabbits! The trip has also inspired some further extended writing from Year One! Once we have finished looking at Percy, we will be moving onto a non-fiction unit. 

Phonics: During our Phonics lessons, we will be following the Phonics Play scheme of work which provides exciting and engaging lessons on a daily basis.

Maths: During this term, we will be looking at multiplication and division (Year One have really enjoyed making arrays and using chocolate buttons to understand division. We may have also eaten a couple…) We will also be looking at fractions and geometry! We shall also be practicing our number bonds ready for “Times Table Terminator” in Celebration Assembly but may soon be able to do times tables!

Science: In Science, we will be looking at plants and the weather in association with this. Year 1 have already planted some sunflowers and wildflowers that we will be looking after!

R.E: This term we will be looking at Christianity and we will bring our R.E lessons to life through lots of exciting role play and drama!

P.E: Following on from Reception, we will be continuing our P.E lessons with Premier Sports who will be providing some fun-filled, exciting P.E lessons this term! Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them every Tuesday and could you also ensure that their name is on every item of their kit- many thanks.

Please read with your child every night as it fuels the mind and imagination! Reading records must be filled in every time you have read with your child and these will be checked on a daily basis. Reading books will be changed twice a week. Children will also receive a phonics homework every Friday. Thank you very much for visiting our class page!