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Welcome to the Elm Class page!



Teacher: Miss Berry and Ms Williams
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Grave

We are a Year 1 class at St James Church School.


Hello and welcome to our class page. We are very excited to share our learning in school and top tips on places to find ways to continue this learning at home.


We will have forest school every other Tuesday until Easter. They will need a change of warm clothing that you do not mind getting muddy, suitable footwear e.g wellies and waterproof out clothing (coat and trousers if you have them).

 We will also have an additional PE session each week. Please ensure the children's P.E kits are kept in school all week.


Bug Club website:

Princess and the Pea - Pea and Raspberry Jelly Making

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Please ensure you continue to read with your child a minimum of three times per week at home. Bug Club is an excellent resource that has interactive questions about the book they have just read, supporting the children's comprehension skills. Please also encourage your child to read other forms of literature such as the First News children's newspaper, non-fiction books and even packaging labels. We'd love to know what they've read so remember to fill in the purple home/school book; we will check this every week. Your child will also bring home a picture book of their choice to share at home and have read to them. 

Our Topic This Term

Land Ahoy! Key Stage 1 enjoyed a ‘Pirate Day’ to kick-start their Spring Learning Expedition. The teachers and children dressed up in their best pirate costumes and we took part in four activities across the day. These included creating a pirate map, pirate arts and crafts, swashbuckling games and solving cunning clues to complete a treasure hunt. 



  • Read on bug club a minimum of three times per week
  • Weekly spellings will be sent home in their home school learning books.
  • Share picture books together whenever you can.
  • Practise counting forwards and backwards from any number between 0 and 100 e.g start at 28
  • count in 2s, 5s, 10s
  • Practice reading and spelling the 'tricky' words list. By the end of year 1 children should be able to recognise  all of these words and be able to spell them correctly (list below)