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Mrs Taylor

Mrs Molloy, Miss Velzian, Mrs Boothman, Miss Cox, Miss Betts

Mr Edwards, Mr Griffin (student volunteers)

Drop Off Time: Between 8.40-8.55am

Collection Time: 3.10pm

Welcome to our class page.

Also working in Elm will be Mrs Molloy, Miss Velzian, Mrs Boothman, Miss Cox, Miss Betts and our student volunteers, Mrs Edwards and Mr Griffin. 

Class Routines

Children will enter and leave school using the door into the Reception classroom. 

PE lessons will be on a Friday - please send your child to school in their PE kit (green / white t-shirt, black shorts/ plain sports trousers, socks & trainers) 


Reading books will be changed weekly which will enable all children to show-off the reading skills they have been learning at school using books which contain the same sounds and tricky words they have been working on. Please send your child's reading book and reading record into school  everyday. In school, children read in a group 3 x a week to develop their reading skills. Reading records will be stamped to show this. 


Children will also choose a library book to take home each week for them to share with an adult. These books will not be matched to the children's reading ability so they are for an adult to enjoy reading to the children. 

Learning Environment

We are privileged to have a spacious, exciting and well-resourced EYFS. Our classroom and outdoor space is set up for independent access of resources, enabling children to pursue their own fascinations. Children free flow between the inside and outside spaces giving them the freedom to learn in a way that best suits their needs and interests. We are continually updating and improving our environment based on the needs and interests of each cohort but just some of the things you would find set up at the moment are: sandpit, water tray, sensory tuff tray, mark making and writing opportunities, junk modelling and creative area, gross motor equipment such as balancing beams, large tyres, crates and blocks, small world resources, roleplay area, snack table, stage and musical instruments, maths area, investigation area, fine motor table and more!


Our Current Learning

In Reception, our focus texts will be Jack and the Beanstalk and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There will be a big focus on using new vocabulary, telling stories and developing more independence in reading and writing skills. In phonics, we will use all of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 graphemes learnt so far to help read and write words with more than one syllable. In maths, we will continue to reinforce knowledge of number bonds as well as learning new number facts like doubles and halves and exploring counting beyond twenty. Our focus texts will inspire learning about growing plants, gardening, healthy living, mini-beasts and much more. 


Seesaw is an online learning platform and app which is used to create a record of a child's journey through their early years. Teachers, early years practitioners and parents all contribute to their child's record using photos, written comments and videos. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, 


More information about Seesaw will follow. 


Useful websites

Click the links to explore some activities with your children, these will support the learning we do in school.



Phonics Play

Topmarks - English Games

ICT Games



Topmarks - Maths Games

CBeebies - Maths

ICT Games


Programmes (available on iPlayer)

Time for School