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Elmer Class

Class Staff


Jess Griffiths

Teaching Assistants

  • James Gough
  • Lucy Webster
  • Claire Roebuck

Class Overview

Elmer Class is an EYFS provision, children will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning which include; communication and language, physical development, personal social and emotional development, literacy, maths, knowledge and understanding of the world and expressive arts and design. Pupils in the EYFS provision with have access to a continuous provision as well as adult led activities, this provides pupil with the opportunity to access their own learning. Pupils in Elmer class learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which take place both indoors and outside. 

Topic Summary

Welcome to the Autumn Term and Welcome to Elmer class. This half term our topic is ‘All Around me’ and the big question is ‘What places are around me?’ In Elmer class we have a continuous provision which has the seven areas of learning and pupils will be able to access the classroom independently, we plan the provision around the pupils likes and dislikes. In English we will be looking and exploring the books, ‘The Wheels on the bus’, ‘The train ride’ and ‘We’re going on a Bear hunt’. As a class we will be accessing soft play, the dark room and sensory room to take part in attention sessions, intensive interaction and TAC PAC. In math we will be exploring shapes including circles for the wheels on the bus, numbers and counting. In PE we will be taking part in ball games and rolling a ball up and down equipment and to an adult. In Art we will be getting creative and using different tools and materials we will be getting messy. We will be using paint with our hands, paint brushes and sponges to create shapes and make marks. Please keep up to date with Class Dojo as we will put pictures and information on for you to see. Homework- Please see the attached Homework sheet, if you complete any homework at home please pop the pictures on class dojo. Dates for your Diary Other Notices:


Outdoor learning

School will have a continued focus on ‘Outside Learning in all Weathers’ this year, with this in mind if possible please ensure that on each day your child has a suitable coat for the weather conditions.

General Notices

    • Social money for the term is £6, this is for snack and learning experiences.

    • Please send in a spare change of clothes in case your child has an accident at school, as well as any nappies or pull ups they may need. We will let you know when we run out.

    • Please can you send wellies in and a water proof as we will be doing outdoor learning most days.

      Thank you, Elmer Class Team

Dates for your diary:

Upcoming events this half term include:

Home / School Communication

Class Dojo

As part of our Covid-secure procedures, we are unable to issue home-school diaries this year.  Government guidance say's that schools must quarantine any books that come into school from home for up to 72 hours.  All home-school communication will therefore need to move over to Class Dojo.  You should expect to receive home-school communication from your child's class team approximately three times per week.  This will provide a fine balance between staff workload and their well-being whilst ensuring you are kept regularly up-to-date on your child's experience in school.  We must however politely remind parents/carers that staff will not be expected to read and/or respond to any Class Dojo messages in the evenings, at weekends or during the school holidays. 

Thank you to those parents who have already signed up for this - your child's class team will be in touch if you have not yet logged in.


There is normally member of the class team available to speak to between 8:15 - 8:40 am or 3:00 - 3:30 pm, please phone the school office and ask for a member of staff from the class if you wish to speak to us.