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Welcome to Elm class!

Our teacher is Miss Whitehead. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Want.

We have 25 Children in Elm Class.

Our PE days are Thursday and Friday. PE is taught by Mr Peddler.
Please remember to wear your PE kit to school on these days.

Summer Term

Our unit for this term is - Let's go on Safari! We will learn about the continents and oceans of the world, compare where we live to Kenya and learn about the animals and landscape of Kenya. We will use compass points and directions to talk and write about where animals are on a safari grid, investigate hot and cold locations and think about the differences between them.
We also look forward to our school trips and sports day.

PE timetable

Our PE days for this term are Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school on these days wearing the correct PE Kit.

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). - Your book bag, with reading book and any completed homework.
- Bottle of fresh WATER everyday.
- Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter which can be put on over your school clothes 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). We will let you know when this is needed.

All stationery will be provided.

Feedback to improve our learning

We all have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use 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). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child, read our policy which can be found at or speak to us.

This is most likely to be related to letter and number formation or adding in capital letters or full stops.

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
Capital letters
Full stops

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