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Reception - Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class


'Learning and Growing Together' to be the best person that we can possibly be. In Elm class we work as team to support and encourage each other on every step of our learning journey.

Our Homework Champions - Look who has been completing their holiday challenges!

Our Homework Champions - Look who has been completing their holiday challenges! 1 Term 3
Our Homework Champions - Look who has been completing their holiday challenges! 2 Term 4
Our Homework Champions - Look who has been completing their holiday challenges! 3 Term 5
Our Homework Champions - Look who has been completing their holiday challenges! 4 Term 6 High Frequency Word Recognition Achievement
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Term 6 - Journeys

This term we will take children on an adventure to meet all sorts of characters as we navigate our way through familiar settings in stories.  We encourage you, when journeying from A to B to think about who you see/meet along the way. 

We will also explore different modes of transport that people use when going on an adventure.  Where have you travelled to? Did you go by land, air or sea?


We All Go Travelling By (UK)

Hop aboard the yellow school bus as it makes its way through town. Different modes of transportation are each paired with a color in this educational and fun selection. From the book and CD written by Sheena Roberts, illustrated by Siobhan Bell and sung by Fred Penner.

Look what we have been up to this term!

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Term 5 - Minibeasts


Welcome back to an exciting term which sees us deeply immerse ourselves in our world around us.  The children will explore the beauty of nature and the wonders of Spring as they are encouraged to observe the changes that unfold around them.  We will spend time investigating the wildlife within our grounds; comparing the creatures and plants we find, looking closely at the similarities and differences.


The children will have an opportunity to explore first hand growth by planting seeds and plants and discovering what they need in order to care for them.

In Literacy we shall explore poetry, go on a search for 'Billy's Beetle' and find out how to make 'Bug Soup' .
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Sing about Creepy Crawlies! Bug song for Key Stage 1. For the Backing Tracks and chord sheets visit: WATCH OUR OTHER SONGS!

The ants go marching one by one song

Ants go marching is a popular song loved by all kids. Here are the lyrics : The ants go marching One by one Hurrah.. hurrah.. the ants go marching one by one the little one stops to suck his thumb and they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain boom..

Term 4  - Space


We begin our journey into space with a trip to the moon.  Our talk for writing story 'Whatever Next!' tells of a bear who finds a rocket to take him on this adventure.


Whatever Next! (audio book version)

Sophie Thompson narrates Jill Murphy's all time classic, Whatever Next.

Through our topic sessions we will follow the children's interests in learning about the planets in our solar system.

We will spend time listening to Gustav Holst 'The Planet Suite' and talk about the imagery this music provokes in our minds.

The Solar System Song

It's a song about the Sun and the planets for children of all ages. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123 Copyright 2011 A.J. Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. For free MP3s, worksheets and much more: Kids songs song for children Chords - Capo 2nd Fret C Em F C G F (Final Chorus - Em F) I am the Sun.

Term 3 - Happy New Year

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Term 3~: Happy New Year!


This term our topic focus is China and their New Year Celebrations.  The children will gain an understanding of different ways of life in other countries and cultures.  We shall sample native foods, explore dragon dances and together write poems to encompass what we have learnt.


Our Talk for Writing begins with 'The Great Race' a story which depicts how the Chinese Zodiac was formed.  As we learn to recite the story the children will increase their vocabulary to describe how animals look and move.  Our grammar foci will be nouns and adjectives.  e.g the ferocious tiger, the sneaky rat


In Maths we will explore different ways of representing data and learn how to interpret information on tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. 

We will continue to strengthen our understanding of number by making estimates of quantities of objects which we will then compare by counting





Animated Tale- The Magic Paintbrush

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