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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Reception Class 1

Welcome back to a brand new school year from the team.

Class 1 Teacher - Mrs Rodgers

Teaching Assistants - Mrs McGuire, Miss Mair 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart


These are some of the learning areas in our classroom:

Our exciting topic for Spring 2 is Do cows drink milk?

We will be researching farm animals this term, finding out what the children already know and what they would like to know. We will be using  fiction and non fiction texts as well as the Internet to discover facts about the animals. Farm Day is on 25th March. During the final week of term the children will be learning about different religions including Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity.


Children will have twice weekly guided reading and handwriting sessions as well as a weekly focussed writing group activity and daily shared literacy  sessions.  We will explore a range of non fiction texts and become familiar with the index and contents pages.


Children will be: 

Investigating money.

Children use everyday language to talk about money to compare quantities and to solve problems.

They will learn about different coins and will use them to solve simple additions.

There will be a 'cash machine' in the classroom and all children will be given the opportunity to have their own bank card to use in the machine. 

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


The Cow that laid an egg

The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza)

Other reads include:

Messy Pig – Jane Wolfe

Muddle – Axel Scheffler

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 recordsAt 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 1 will have PE sessions once a week on a Monday morning with Manchester United.  PE kits can be kept in school for the full half term.

Music We are following the Charanga music scheme. Lessons this term are entitled Our World!. Children will listen and respond to a variety of musical pieces as well as singing and performing a range of songs.

Open mornings- Elm Wood has an open morning every Thursday from 8.30am.  This is a great opportunity for you to come into the classroom to look at displays, see your child’s work  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.