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Love learning, life, one another and God

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CE Primary School

Love learning, life, one another and God


Welcome to Elm Class!

Curriculum Overview

We learnt about the story of Jesus visiting a wedding and turning water into wine. We discussed times we had been to weddings and things we might have seen there. We decorated cups with some things that you may see at a wedding. We then filled our cups with water and turned it into “wine”. We enjoyed understanding how people at the wedding must have felt when Jesus performed his miracle.


We went for a walk in our local area to identify human and physical features. We saw lots including trees, bridges, stop signs, roads, the church, bushes, cars and a bus!


We practiced using some formal sentence starters to help us write our formal letters. We used “Please understand…”


We began our science lesson by trying to identify the odd one out- each table had a different type of material with one object being made from a different material to the rest, it was a fun way to try and see if we could work it out!

We tested the strength of different structures. First, we tried folding paper in different ways, then we used the different structures and balanced books on top of them to see which structure was the strongest. This helped us to decide what shape we should build our house.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Elm Class! 

Science- Plants

As a class we learnt about the different parts of a plant. We then worked in pairs to make and label our own flowers.

World Cup 2022

Elm Class are ready, come on England!

Walk and Talk

Elm Class enjoyed their Walk and Talk for Children in Need on Friday, despite the rain! We loved taking some time out of our busy day to talk about our feelings, times we have been sad or happy and how we like to make others feel happy.

Anti-Bullying Week

Elm Class supported Anti-Bullying Week by wearing their odd socks!

History- The Great Fire of London, the History Man

KS1 loved their visit from Adrian Warrell, the History Man. He came to talk to us about the Great Fire of London. We found out all about how the fire started, how people fought the fire and all about life in 1666. We learnt about how the fire started at Thomas’ bakery on Pudding Lane. We even pretended to be houses ourselves and acted out how the fire spread, plus we tried to put a fire out passing a bucket of water around and getting to pour it on Miss Kennedy! In the afternoon we got to make walls by weaving, just like they used to. We played board games and other games that children used to play and we pretended to put out fires like the Great Fire of London.

Computing- Animations

Animation 1

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Animation 2

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Animation 3

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We loved creating Stop Motion animations using the iPads, we worked hard and took our time to move our figures just a little bit and then take pictures of them. In the end we added another figure so had to move two at a time. We had to be so careful not to get our hands in our pictures. We really enjoyed how they turned out. 

English- Conscious alley

The children enjoyed completing a conscious alley trying to think of reasons that Leaf should or shouldn’t stay. One group of children were the group of crows and the other group were the rest of the animals, the children came up with lots of creative ideas as to why the crows or animals might want Leaf to stay or leave.

Science- Deciduous and evergreen trees

We loved having a look for deciduous and evergreen trees in and around our school grounds. We discussed the differences between the two types of trees and tried to see how many we could spot. We then went back to class to create our own tree identification spotter sheets.

History- The Great Fire of London

Elm Class loved working as a class to recreate Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire of London started. Together, they built houses out of Lego and placed them close together, they then used tissue paper to recreate the fire starting and spreading down Pudding Lane and destroying the buildings.

Maths- Addition and subtraction

We enjoyed practicing our addition and subtraction by playing a game of snakes and ladders. We used cubes to support our working out and enjoyed checking whether our friends had answered correctly!

Science- Zoo2U visit

We had a wonderful visit from Zoo 2 U today. Nathan and Rosie brought a millipede, cockroach, doop (fat-tailed gerbil), tenrec and a snake for us to see. These are all African animals and it was fascinating to hear about animals from a place that we have been learning about! We enjoyed holding and stroking the animals, although some looked a little bit scary at first!

In Science we have enjoyed categorising animals, we tried to think of different ways we could sort animals into two groups!

In PE we have begun to learn about balance, we have tried to slalom with a beanbag on our head! We have also been practising our overarm throw, aiming to get the beanbag in the hoop. Whilst doing all this we have been practising our star jumps in our warm up whilst making sure our bodies are warm and our heart rate is increased!


In Computing we enjoyed drawing self portraits online and signing them with our names. We wrote our names because we know that shows that our pictures are our work and they can't be copied! We have really enjoyed learning about copyright.


We really enjoy getting our faces ready for singing, we try and scrunch them up as small as possible before making them as big as we can! Then we have to try and touch our noses with our tongues. Once our faces are warmed up we enjoy trying to find the beat whilst marching, clapping, patting our heads or shaking our hips!

In PE we have enjoyed learning to egg roll- we call it a pea roll though after the Evil Pea in the Supertato story! We have also been practising our carrot rolls (pencil rolls) and think that we are great!

In Science we enjoyed looking for mini beasts and birds in our forest schools area. When we returned to class we drew some wonderful pictures of the wonderful animals we had spotted!

Elm Class 2021/22

Art- Wax crayon rubbings

The children worked hard during our art lesson finding lots of different natural patterns and textures to create a rubbing from. We used tree bark, bricks, the fence and our playground to create different patterns before using our rubbings in a repeated pattern with our partners. 

Arts Week- Queens Platinum Jubilee

During Art Week we have been focusing on different painting methods. We worked hard to create a beautiful sunset scene over a London silhouette, layering our colours to imitate the sunset examples we looked at, mixing our primary colours together or adding white to create beautiful pinks, purples and oranges. We also created a new stamp to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we used a splatter painting technique before cutting out the Queen’s head for this piece!

English- Crocodile factfiles

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We enjoyed researching crocodiles. We spent a lesson finding out lots of cool facts about crocodiles, we then created a script in our groups so we knew who was going to say which fact. Finally we made our interactive fact files using Thing Link, we had so much fun adding the different features. Follow the links to see a couple more examples… 

Music- Your Imagination

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Year 1 did a brilliant job of playing the glockenspiels along with our sign ‘Your Imagination’. The children worked hard on improving their timing and ensuring that as a pair they were playing the correct notes.

PE- Gymnastics

Today we built on our previous gymnastic lesson and used the shapes we had practised to create different jumps. We did tuck jumps, star jumps and straight jumps. We even practised them on, off and over different equipment.

English- Play Scripts

Performing a play script

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We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the features, reading and performing play scripts this week. Above is just one example of our work, we tried really hard to understand how a play script works and work with our friends to perform them. 

PE- Gymnastics

We loved starting our gymnastics lessons today! We practiced our travelling in different ways in a space, including running, monster walks, hopping, skipping and jumping. We then practiced forming different shapes with our bodies including star, straight, tuck, and pike. 

WOW badge

WOW! 19 children achieved their walk to school badge this month, helping to look after our planet and stay active on our way to or from school! We also achieved the most active journeys in school, well done Elm Class ⭐️

Red Nose Day 2022

Music- Glockenspiels

Year 1 enjoyed playing the glockenspiels for the first time. We had great fun getting to know the glockenspiels and then trying to play along to the song Round and Round that we have been learning this term.

English- Diary entry

Elm Class enjoyed making their rockets. We spent lots of time planning our diary entry to make it our best work possible. We are really proud of the results!

Science- Planting

Year 1 enjoyed planting a few varieties of peas and broad beans as part of their Science learning. Our planting helped us to write a set of instructions to tell others how to plant seeds. We enjoyed being back in the allotment!

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