Welcome to Reception/Year 1 Elm
A very warm welcome to our class page. Please keep checking in for useful information and to discover what the children have been learning about in Elm class.
2nd July 2021
This week we took part in our whole school Olympic celebrations.
25th June 2021
At the beginning of the week Freeze Girl visited our classroom and she froze the water in our water tray! She also trapped her cape in the window! We wrote her a letter to thank her for her icy gift and we told her we would look after her cape. We have also had a lovely week celebrating difference and diversity. The children enjoyed painting rainbows to create a new classroom display, they wrote kindness letters to their friends and gave compliments to their friends and staff. 🌈😊
18th June 2021
This week the circus came to Greenfield Primary School and we continued building our independence in learning! It’s been another exciting and busy week. 🙂
11th June 2021
We have had a busy and fun start to the second half of the Summer Term and the weather has been lovely too! 😊☀️
Thursday 27th May 2021
Today, we had lots of fun learning how to do a traditional maypole dance. The teachers really enjoyed it too!
21st May 2021
What a great week we have had with so many proud moments! The children are really beginning to develop their independence and resilience skills. We have seen some super writing and maths work this week as well as taking part in Bikeability. Well done everyone!
14th May 2021
We have had another busy and exciting week which ended in us coming to school in our pyjamas for Pyjamarama! 😊📖
7th May 2021
This week we celebrated Number Day and raised money for the NSPCC.
30th April 2021
Lots more exciting learning opportunities have taken place this week. Have a look at the pictures below to see how busy we have been!
23rd April 2021
We are all happy to be back at school after the Easter holidays. Have a look at the activities that we have busy doing this week.
1st April 2021
We have had another super week in Elm class and we have also enjoyed some warmer weather. ☀️ We have been working hard in Phonics and we are making great progress with our segmenting and blending skills. This is also helping us with our reading and writing. We have been busy developing our knowledge of number in Maths and we have been looking after the beans that we planted last week. We will be bringing our beans home over the Easter holidays to look after and the Year 1 children will be keeping a bean diary. Have a lovely Easter holiday everyone! 🌸🌳👍
26th March 2021
We have enjoyed another busy week in school!
Back together again! 19th March 2021
We have enjoyed our first week back together again. We have missed all our friends and we are pleased to all be back at school together. 🤗🥰😀
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.