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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Reception Class 1

Welcome back to a brand new year from the team.

Class 1 Teacher - Mrs Rodgers

Teaching Assistants - Mrs McGuire

SEN Teaching Assistant - Miss Jones

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart


Our exciting new topic for Summer 1 is Day and Night. Our learning challenge for this topic is What happens when I fall asleep?

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 include:

Star Girl – Karin Littlewood

Stars – Mary Lyn Ray

Billy Monster’s Daymare – Alan Durant

Papa, Please get the moon for me – Eric Carle

Literacy and Maths: The children will take part in Literacy and Maths focussed work every morning.

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 Wednesday morning.  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 Big Bear Funk

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.