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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 1 Class 3

Welcome to Year 1- Class 3 (some important information for the year).

The team in class 3 is:

Class teacher- Miss Taylor

Class SEN teaching assistant- Miss Hall 

Class teaching assistant- Mrs Charlton and Miss Taylor

Thank you to  everyone for another fantastic half term. The children have learnt so much about the enchanted woodland and they have really enjoyed learning about woodland animals. Thank you to all the parents who attended the Year 1 phonics clubs. 

Our topic after the half term will be 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. 

​Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers….What’s your favourite animal? 

One that meows?  One that barks?  Or maybe one that scurries or slithers?

From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. 

Do you know how to look after a rabbit?  A cat?  Or even a snake?

Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin…Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail?  Can you make a food chain to show who eats who?  Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore?

When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them.  Feed them, clean them up and discover their daily needs.

After all that work, curl up and take a nap….a cat nap!


Rumble in the Jungle
Setting descriptions



Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Measures –Weight and Length
Position and Direction


Using and making maps
Maps of a zoo


Purple Mash
Maze Explorers - Directions and Algorithms


Sketching Animals
Animal Collage       
Painting and Sculptures
Animal Masks



Dinosaur School - Friendship


Animal Features
Diets - Carnivores and Herbivores
Animal Classification





We ask that any homework for this half term to be completed and brought into school no later than Friday 12th July.   Some homework ideas have been attached and the children can choose to do one long project over the half term or a selection of smaller projects throughout the topic.  Drawings, writing, research from the Internet, models or photographs are some of the ways that the children can complete these tasks.  Some of the children will prefer to think of their own homework ideas based on animals.

Library- Year one children will go to the library every Wednesday to choose 3 books.  These need to be returned every week so that your child can change them regularly. 

PE- Year 1 will have PE sessions once a week on Monday mornings.  All children require an indoor and outdoor P.E kit for these sessions.  

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 (and P.E kits) to be labelled with your child’s name or initials.

Look at our learning environment.