Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class
Autumn 2
This term our topic is 'Reach for the Stars'. We will be learning about Space and exploring fiction and non-fiction books. 
On Science Day we had lots of fun making our own planets and exploring how craters are made on the moon. 
We have been exploring the different sounds fireworks make and learnt the meaning of onomatopoeia.
Listen to some of our firework sounds...
Autumn 1
This term our topic is Marvellous Me. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned throughout the year.
Maths Week
During Maths Week we began to explore using mathematical language to describe the height and length of different objects. We drew round ourselves and measured how many footprints long we were. We also created our own robots, using Numicon, wooden blocks and shapes and discussed the height of them in comparison to us.
This week we have been exploring our senses. We went on a senses walk around the school grounds. We loved touching different textures and using the binoculars to help use see our environment. 
We also had lots of fun using our senses to guess what was inside Miss Yardley's special boxes. 
On Maths Investigation Day, we went on a nature walk and found lots of different items. We then used all the different natural resources to make our own shapes.
Recommended Book List
Here is a range of recommended quality books for children in Reception to listen to and enjoy at home. It is really important children are exposed to a variety of different books and are given lots of opportunities to hear stories read to them. We want to encourage a love for reading at an early age!
At Bartons Primary we follow the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme. We have started teaching the children the pure sounds for each letter.  
Please watch the video below to hear the pronunciation of the letter sounds the children are learning.  
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There is lots of useful information to support your child's learning of Phonics in the link below. 
Please find attached below an overview curriculum for the year and our latest newsletter.