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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Reception Class 2

Welcome back to a brand new year from the team.

We are...

Class 2 Teacher- Miss Johnson

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Aliyah Ali

SEN Teaching Assistant - Miss Jones

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart


Our exciting new topic for Spring 1 is I am an explorerOur learning challenge for this topic is Why do zebras have stripes?

You may want to share the books and songs at home with your children that we are looking at this term.


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Other reads


Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A village Tale from Kenya – Mary and Rich Chamberlin.

On Beyond Zebra! – Dr Seuss

Greedy Zebra – Mwenye Hadithi

Wild – Emily Hughes

The Leopard’s Drum: An Asante Tale from West Africa- Jessica Souhami


Reading books:  Reading books are changed weekly on a Thursday morning; It is important that reading books are returned on this day. Please can you ensure your child has a book bag and we also ask that you make a note in your child's reading record of any reading you do with them at home.

Reading records: At Elm Wood we consider reading to be an important part of your child's education and the reading record is a method of communication and an opportunity for you to share with us how your child is doing. 

PE- Class 2 will have PE sessions once a week on a Wednesday morning.  PE kits can be kept in school for the full half term.

Music - We are following the Charanga Scheme. Lessons this term are entitled Everyone

Open mornings- Elm Wood has an open morning every Thursday from 8.45am.  This is a great opportunity for you to come into the classroom to look at displays, see your child’s work in their books and speak to the class teacher.

School uniform- Can we please ask for all items of clothing to be labelled with your child’s name or initials. Please can you ensure that your child has a labelled pair of wellington boots in school for outdoor use.