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Summer Term

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Easter break despite the wet and muddy weather! This term's topic is called Hot and Cold. Your curriculum map will be coming home soon so please read this with your child in order to support them with their learning at home.

Welcome to Elm class

We have 28 Year 1 and Year 2 children. They are taught by Mrs Johnson on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and by Mrs Williams on Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Want and Miss Whitehead also work in the classroom as our teaching assistants.
On Tuesday afternoon First Steps Sports are teaching PE.

PE timetable

Our PE days for the this year are Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE in school on these days.

What do you need for school?

Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This is kept in school for the half term.
Your book bag, with reading book, Learning Link and completed homework.
Bottle of fresh WATER.
KS2 need to bring a fresh fruit snack for break time (infants receive a piece of fruit from school).
Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter and a coat.
Warm hat and gloves during the winter.
To know if you are a school dinner or a packed lunch.
Sun hat and sun cream during the summer.
Swimming kit (one piece swim suit for girls; trunks and NOT baggy shorts for boys; towel and swimming hat for ALL).
All stationery will be provided.

Feedback Marking and Non Negotiables

We all have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have off all pupils. Effective marking of written work involves a dialogue between pupil and teacher to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. We are using pink highlighting to identify where we are 'Tickled Pink' that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Pupils respond to marking in purple pen at the start of each lesson, correcting and improving their work. We have discussed, agreed and modelled the 'Non Negotiables' we have adopted as a school for written work. Yellow highlighting will identify for pupils where these need correcting at the start of each lesson. These Non-Negotiables are age dependent, but once an aspect of presentation has been mastered, we expect pupils to apply this in all contexts and yellow highlighting reminds them if this is not the case.

Non Negotiables

Non Negotiables are year group dependent but include:
ALL marking responded to
No rubbing out
Correct letter formation
Start writing at the margin
Writing on line
No doodling or scribbling
Sensible faces
Success criteria written
No 'ok' response
Capital letters
Full stops
DUM TUMS (Date, underline, miss a line, title, underline, miss a line, success criteria)
Spelling copied correctly

As a class we are particularly focusing on general presentation and being consistent with our punctuation in an age appropriate way.

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We are a Year 1 and Year 2 class.

Staff in Elm

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Miss R Way
Teacher - Miss R Way
Mrs C Want
Teaching Assistant - Mrs C Want
Mrs L Beck
1:1 Teaching Assistant - Mrs L Beck

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