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  • Elmer Class

    Class Staff


    Jess Griffiths

    Teaching Assistants

    • James Gough
    • Lucy Webster
    • Claire Roebuck
    • Katie Walker

    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 back to school, we hope you have had a wonderful week. It is our last half term before the summer.

    Our topic this half term is ‘People of the Past’

    Here are some of our areas of learning which we will be exploring this half term, we encourage you to become involved in your child’s learning. Please add any photos or videos to your child’s portfolio on ClassDojo.

    We will be linking our ‘People of the Past’ topic to the big questions ‘What roles did people do in the past?’ and ‘Who was important in the Victorian times?’. We will be looking and listening to the stories ‘The Old Steam Train’, ‘Circus Train’ and ‘You see a circus’. We will be exploring the books through sensory stories and props. We will be handling old objects, artefacts and photographs. We will also be looking at old photographs from the start of the year. As we are learning about Victorians we will be tasting food from the past and dressing up in Victorian clothes. In our role play areas we will be making a train station and a circus. In Maths we will be exploring number in our environment, through songs and handling props to support our understanding of number, including number recognition and ordering. In PE we will have a focus on using athletics, getting ready for our sports day. This half term you will also receive your child’s school report. It is a very busy half term and we have lots of exciting things coming up so please keep an eye on Class Dojo.

    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

    • ·22nd June- Family Homework
    • 29th June- Tea Party
    • 7th July- Sports Day
    • 21st July- INSET Day- Break up for Summer

      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.