Welcome to Reception/Year 1 Elm
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12th February 2021
We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. We took part in a dragon dance and we played instruments.
Friday 29th January 2021
This week in maths we have been looking at weight. We have been using balancing scales to compare the weight of different objects and introduced mathematical terms such as: heaviest and lightest.
Today, we used kitchen scales to compare the weights of different ingredients. We followed a recipe and baked our own biscuits. We had lots of fun and they tasted delicious!
I have attached the simple recipe we used below if our home learners want to have a go at baking some biscuits at home too!
50g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
1. Mix the butter and caster sugar together in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
2. Sieve the flour into the mixture and mix well.
3. Use your hands to make the ingredients into a dough, then separate into small balls and make biscuits shapes.
4. Place biscuit shapes onto a greased baking tray and place in a preheated 180°C oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
5. Leave biscuits to cool and then enjoy!
22nd January 2021
We have had another exciting and busy week learning at school and at home. Well done to all the children who are doing a wonderful job with their home learning activities and a big thank you to the parents for your support! 🙂 This week we have been castle building, solving Maths problems and we’ve also been to the Dough Disco!
15th January 2021
We have been very busy learning both in school and at home. We have been learning about the Queen and have created portraits of her. We have also designed our own palaces and castles which we are going to junk model next week. 🏰 Thank you to all our parents who have sent us pictures and videos of your children learning at home!
18th December 2020
We all enjoyed a busy and exciting last week of term. We were lucky enough to get a video message from Father Christmas and we enjoyed a Christmas film afternoon with popcorn and juice.
11th December 2020
We have had a lovely time at our Christmas party!
We have been busy again this week as we explored new learning opportunities and also took part in a whole school craft day. We have made some lovely Christmas decorations as we prepare to decorate our classrooms and the whole school on the run up to Christmas. It also provided lots of opportunities to develop our fine motor skills too. 👍🖐✂️✏️🖍
What a busy and exciting week we have had! As well as taking part in lots of learning opportunities we raised money for Children in Need and also welcomed a visitor to our classroom. The children were very excited to meet the bear from the book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. 🐻 They had lots of questions to ask him and his answers helped us to create bear fact files. He wasn't able to stay in class unfortunately as he was getting ready to hibernate with his family for the winter. Check out this week's home learning tasks on Purple Mash- they link to the story. Maybe you could tell a grown up a fact about bears that you now know. 🐻
It has been wonderful to see everyone back at school after the half term break. We have had another busy week which ended with an outbreak of mischievous peas in our classroom! We have read the story 'Supertato' and designed and talked about our own superheroes. The children helped collect up all the peas and put them in a box...with a lid!! We also explored 'pea slime', made superhero masks and created firework pictures with chalk.
This week we have been learning about Autumn and we enjoyed 'Spooky Day' on the last day of half term. All the children came to school dressed in their wonderful outfits!😊
We are at the end of another busy and enjoyable week. Have a look at what we have been up to in Elm class.
We have really enjoyed our learning during the last few weeks. We have celebrated Black History Week along with the whole school and we have also explored what contributes to developing a positive mental well-being. We all dressed in yellow and raised money for the #helloyellow campaign. 😀💛
We are at the end of another fun and busy week in Elm class. The children have taken part in lots of different learning experiences. They are making new friendships and finding different ways to explore their learning environment. We are very proud of you all, well done! 😀👍
10th September 2020
We are nearing the end of our first full week in school. We are so proud of our new Reception children who have settled very well and have enjoyed a busy and exciting week exploring their new surroundings. It has also been lovely to meet all our new parents too! We are also very proud of our Year 1 children who have quickly settled back into school life.
This week we have shared the story 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas. The children have produced some lovely work which will contribute to a colourful classroom display.
They have also created their own self portraits.
The Reception children had a fantastic first week at school. The Year 1 children have settled quickly and have been working hard. 👍🙂
18th September 2020
We have had another wonderfully busy week in Elm class! 👍😀