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Elm - Year 1


Welcome to Elm Class!

A warm to welcome to Year 1.  I can't believe we are already in Summer Term 1.  - it's nice to see some sunny days and hopefully we can take our learning outside more and more. We've got an exciting term coming up. Have a look a what we are going to be learning about below.

In English: we are starting our topic on The Great Outdoors and reading the book Goat and Donkey in the Great Outdoors by Simon Puttock. Later in the term, we are going to be writing our on Information Booklets. . 

In Maths: we are learning multiplication and division and fractions.  

This term's topics are: Baptism (RE), Plants (Science), The Weather (Geography), Mechanisms (DT) and Kicking and Forest School (PE). 

Our class book is: Goat and Donkey in the Great Outdoors

Who's Who?

Class Teacher: Miss Walker

Teaching Assistant: Miss Fallon

Miss Tomlinson will be staying with us in Elm Class family for the first few weeks of this half term. She's has joined us from Edge Hill as part of her teacher training. 

Our Timetable

Our PE days are: Mondays and Thursdays. Please note - Thursday's PE is Forest School and children will need to bring appropriate footwear and clothing to school with them. 

Please come to school dressed in your PE kit on these days. 

Our class library day is:  Tuesday 

Please ensure your child brings their school library book in on this day, so they can change it.

Our reading books are changed on: Monday

Please ensure your child brings their reading bag in on this day, so they can change it.

Key Information for Parents

To keep up to date it is vital that parents regularly read our weekly newsletter, which is emailed directly to you on a Friday.  This is packed with important information and key dates for your diary.

Reading at Home

Reading is very important and it opens up a world of learning to our children. At Barrow our long term aim is for all children to develop a passion and love of reading, as well as becoming confident readers across the curriculum. 

Every child at Barrow will be given a school banded reading book by their class teacher; this will either be on Bug Club or they may receive a physical book.  We ask that all children read to an adult THREE times per week and this should be signed and recorded in your child's reading diary.  This will be checked weekly by your child's class teacher.  In addition, all children will choose their own library book, they can keep the book for ONE week and must return it to school on their allocated library diary.  If your child does not return their library book, they will not be able to take another book out.

Phonics Books

After feedback from parents, this term we are sending home brand new phonics books each week that align with what we are learning in class. These will be sent home on a Monday and changed the following week. These will be sent home along side your child's normal reading book. 

Seesaw Home Learning Platform 

Homework can be submitted to teacher on our home learning platform - Seesaw.  All children have their own unique home learning page.  Class teacher's will provide your child with their login details.

Spelling Shed 

Spellings games on Spelling Shed will be set each week and this will link in with our phonics learning.

After School Clubs 

Details of termly after school clubs will be displayed on the school's newsletter.  To book onto an after school club please contact the school office.