Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class
We have really enjoyed getting to know all the children. They have all settled in very well and are enjoying their first few weeks at school.
This term our topic is Marvellous Me. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned throughout the year.
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.