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Elf Class (Year 1 and 2) 

Spring Term 2019

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Elf Class Term 4

A very warm welcome back to what looks like being another busy and exciting term. We would like to say a huge well done on all the amazing home learning the children shared with us at the end of last term. We look forward to sharing a date for the next home learning showcase with you soon.

This term we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London in our topic lessons which will enable us to explore the events that led up to the fire along with the impact on the people who were living in London at the time.

Our Science activities will be based around plants this term; we will be looking at what plants need to grow well along with the different type of foods we get from plants. There will also be the opportunity for us to plant our own seeds!

If you have any ‘Show and Tell’ items that link to our topics this term we would love to see or hear about them on a Friday afternoon!

Our P.E. lessons continue to take place on a Wednesday, however we would appreciate it if P.E. kits could be in school all week for any additional activities that may take place. We also request that all items of P.E kit (as with all school uniform) is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

This term we are very excited to visit Kent Life on Monday 18th March, there will be more details around this trip sent closer to the time.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help in supporting your child’s learning both at home and at school, which is invaluable to their continued progress.

As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Elf Team.


The Elf Team.

Mrs Dengate (Monday to Wednesday) & Mrs Speller (Thursday and Friday).

Mrs Smith – Teaching Assistant.

Mrs Whiting – Teaching Assistant


Autumn Term 2018

Welcome to Elf Class

This year promises to be a fun packed and exciting year. For our younger Elves, this year will be their first year of ‘formal’ schooling, for our older and more experienced Elves, this year will be a year of extensive learning to prepare them for their important KS1 SATs.

Our topic throughout the term until Christmas will be ‘Weather Watch’ and we will be thinking about different types of weather.

In English this term we will be learning to develop our sentence writing skills and beginning to use adjectives to make our writing more exciting. Our Year 2 children will be learning higher level punctuation skills. In Maths we will be revising our place value skills and learning the four rules of number and how to apply this to other areas of maths.  We will also be focusing on our Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) as well as number bonds and times tables.

From half term we will be practising spellings in smaller groups so that all children are learning the words most useful for them. This means that different groups will get spellings on different days and will complete their spelling test on the same day the following week. Please bear with us during week 1 while we organise the groups and days. Once we are happy with this we will put a spelling day in each child’s reading record so that you know which day to expect spellings.

The children will take part in Physical Education lesson on Wednesday led by Andy Booker from Dribble and Kick.

The Elf Team are:

Mrs A Seymour – Class Teacher

Mr A Booker – Sports Coach

Mrs Emery - Adult Support

How you can support your child at home

Read at home for at least 5 minutes daily.

Learn the Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs). These are mathematical facts that the children need to know. We have broken them down into terms and Year groups.  We will be working on them each week in class, but we would appreciate your child learning them at home too.  There are some good games to support the learning of KIRFs which you can find at . Most importantly, keep it simple, keep it fun!  

Key Instant Recall Facts – Year 1 and 2 Autumn Term

Over half term you may want to spend some time investigating dangerous weathers as we don’t encounter many of these in England. This will help the children to better understand weathers such as hurricanes, flash floods and tornados.

Phase 3 Handwriting sheets

Number bonds to 20

Additional Information

Curriculum Overview - 2018 - 2019

Term 1 Welcome Letter

Term 1 End of Term Letter with additional sheets