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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

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart

Teaching Assistants  - Miss Mair, Miss O'Brien


These are some of the learning areas in our classroom:

Our exciting topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Will you read me a story?’.

Welcome to the magical world of fairy tales!  Was the Big Bad Wolf really  so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Let’s find out more about our favourite stories, and discover some new ones.

This half term, we’ll watch a pantomime to see the characters come to life! Back at school, we’ll play imaginatively with a model castle and small world characters. We’ll look at different character types and decide whether our favourite characters are ‘goodies’ or ‘baddies’! Using different shapes and materials, we’ll build castles and bridges.  We’ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale.  Reading ‘Elves and The Shoemaker’ will encourage us to be busy elves and decorate shoes in our workshop. Contemporary versions of fairy tales will inspire us to write stories, and we’ll create story maps to retell familiar tales. We’ll also test the right materials to make houses for the Three Little Pigs.

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

Hansel and Gretel
The Three Little Pigs
Elves and the Shoemaker

Other reads include:
Little Red Riding Hood
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Jack and The Beanstalk
Gingerbread Man

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
The Gingerbread Man Song

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 Tuesday Afternoon.  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 Me!. 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.