Welcome to Elm Class!
Summer Term 2018 Topic: It's Alive
There are five children in Elm class that are a mix of years 3, 4, 5, and 6. We do our very best to deliver a first-class education in a calm and happy atmosphere, where children learn and develop while still enjoying their childhood. Elm class provides weekly teaching and learning activities covering the main topics for science, Art & Design, Design and Technology, with links to History, Geography Music and P.E. there are also many learning opportunities for the development through the sensory curriculum. This planning is responsive to each child’s interests and developmental needs such as planning for outdoor learning and special events and celebrations. We include a range of experiences and activities appropriate to our group of children/themes in line with their educational programmes.
Elm class strive to acquire knowledge about the physical and social worlds in which they live through the sensory curriculum giving them opportunites to progress and interact with appropriately. They are motivated by their own desire to make sense of their world. Elm class value a learning environment both inside and outside the classroom, which is carefully organised to enable them to develop and demonstrate their learning. Children are given free access to the outdoor learning spaces and are supervised by members of staff.
Adults support children in playing and exploring, active learning and developing creativity. Elm class value resources that promote possibility thinking and offer limitless opportunities for play and learning. Elm class learn by leading their own learning and by taking part in play that is guided by adults.
Our topic for this term blasts off with “It’s Alive” with mini-topics:
• Human Being
We have planned many fantastic learning opportunities where children learn by doing, for example:
• Growing flower bulbs, seeds and vegetables.
• Role play – garden centre – inside and outside.
• Exploring the garden worms and treasure.
• Looking for bird nest in the trees on the field.
• Stories – Handa’s Surprise, The Little Red Hen, Jack and the Beanstalk, Farmer’s Duck, Mr Grumpy’s Outing and Animals Farm.
• Songs - Walking through the Jungle, Once I caught a Fish Alive, 5 Little Ducks.
• What’s under the sea?
• Role play making own sandwich for picnic outdoor.
• Creating sensory experiences with spaghettis, coloured rice, pasta, warm/cold drinks.
• Food tasting – banana/strawberry fruit shakes, milkshakes and lemonade.
• Creating a collage of different materials (Habitats)
Elm class are unique and special, and we aim to support each child sensitively while ensuring that they reach their potential. We hope that your child has a happy and enjoyable time at school.
Elm Class Team.