Class Elm 2021-2022

Welcome to Elm Class

Mrs Weaver  and myself are looking forward to the year ahead, and working with your child and yourself. During the Autumn Term we will also be joined by Miss Penfold, who is embarking on her journey to becoming a Primary School Teacher and will be with us as part of her Schools Direct course. 
 
If you have any questions, queries, or concerns  at any point during the year please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please communicate through your childs link book or via email. If you would rather discuss your queries then please send an email to arrange a short telephone appointment with myself before or after school.
 
Miss Lyndsey Hawkins
(lhawkins@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
Autumn Term 2021
We begin the Autumn Term focussing on the topic 'Marvellous Me' . As part of our learning we will be exploring the human body and the five senses. We will also learn about the  different feelings and emotions we may experience as we engage with the story 'The Colour Monster." 
Each week your child will be given weekly homework linked to the Maths and English learning taking place in the classroom. Alongside the weekly homework your child is invited to complete optional homework challenges linked to our topic. 
Friday 3rd September
 
Today we were visited by two police horses from Gloucestershire Constabulary. 
Wednesday 8th September
 
The children are settling well into their new classroom and are enjoying the new opportunities on offer. Below are a few photos to show you what we have been up to. 
Thursday 9th September
 
Today we had our first session at Five Acres Gymnastics Centre. We listened carefully to follow our the instructions we were given and had great fun exploring the activities on offer. 
Friday 10th September 
 
Today the children shared the items they had brought from home as part of 'Show and Tell'. The children happily talked about their items and asked each other some lovely questions to find out more, What a lovely ending to our first full week in school. 
Thursday 16th September
 
Today we had another great session at the Gymnastics Centre. We got to explore more of the equipment today including a Bosu ball which we practised balancing on and great fun completing little obstacle course style activities. 
Friday 17th September
 
Here are just a few photos from this week in  Elm class. 
Wednesday 29th September
 
Today we took part in the National Farmers Union live lesson which focussed on fruit and vegetables at harvest time. After the lesson we created 'Harvest Rainbows' writing about the different fruits and vegetables and the facts we had learnt. 
Thursday 30th September
 
Today we had our fourth session at the Gymnastics Centre. Over the past few weeks we have developed our confidence using the apparatus and have demonstrated great perseverance as we have approach new challenges. We cannot wait for our next session. 
Monday 4th October 
 
Here are just a few photos from the classroom over the past couple of weeks. 
Thursday 7th October
 
Today we had another great session at the Gymnastics Centre. 
Wednesday 12th October
 
We spent a glorious afternoon in the orchard, exploring the fruits that grow there. We were surprised to find that it isn't just apples that can be found in the orchard and in fact there are a wealth of fruit bushes and trees. What a lovely autumnal afternoon. 
Thursday 14th October
 
Today we had our last session at Five Acres Gymnastics Centre. We have really enjoyed our sessions over the last six weeks and would like to say a big thank- you to Lynn, Tom and the team who have taught us. 
Friday 15th October
 
Its been a busy couple of weeks in Elm Class. Here are a few more photos form the classroom. 
Tuesday 19th October
 
Today we have been busy baking Apple Crumbles. We weighed out the ingredients, peeled and sliced the apples before combining the butter, flour, oats and sugar to make the crumble topping.
Friday 22nd October
 
This morning we joined with Chestnut Class for some shared reading. Chestnut class had been working on leaflets aimed at Year One and we had a great time reviewing them, offering our feedback and learning lots about The Water Cycle. Thank You Chestnut Class. 
Autumn Term Two 2021
Our topic this term is titled 'Fire, Fire!' and will involve us learning about The Great Fire of London. We have lots of fun things planned to help us learn about this historical event. 
With our new topic comes a new set of homework challenges. 
Monday 8th November
 
Today we have been recalling our experiences of Bonfire Night and had a great afternoon creating firework pictures in the style of Jackson Pollock. 
Monday 15th November 
 
Today marked the start of Anti- Bullying week and this years theme is 'One Kind Word'. To acknowledge this we wore odd socks and made a 'Paper Chain of Kindness' writing down simple things we can do to show kindness to others. 
Tuesday 23rd November
 
Today Mrs Weavers son, Kai, who is a Fire Fighter at Coleford Station, sent in a helmet for us to explore. The children took turns to try on the helmet and loved looking through the visor. We also discussed how these are important for Firefighters and how it helps to keep them safe. Thank You Kai !
Wednesday 24th November 
 
Today was our first after school  Supercool Reading Club. We took part in a blending board game, a tricky word fishing game and examined an extract, exploring how we can use a text to answer questions. 
Friday 26th November
 
Today was the first Christmas Jumper Day in school. On this occasion it was in preparation for this evenings Christmas Light Switch on in the village. 
Useful Links and Website
 
Below you will find some useful links and websites to support your childs learning at home.