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Nellie The Elephant

Welcome to Elephant Class!

 

 

Staffing 

Teacher: Louise

HLTA: Kelly

Teaching Assistants: Rachel, Mel and Chloe

 

 

Elephant class staff are really looking forward to welcoming children back into school. We will be staying in our 'Elephant bubble' for the day and will be regularly washing hands and cleaning surfaces.  Our Topic for the Autumn Term is 'Entertainment' and we have got lots of fun and interesting lessons planned. 

Our start time is now 9:00am and our finish time is 3:10pm.

 

START AND END OF THE DAY ARRANGEMENTS

 

  • Elephant Class will promptly start school at 9:00am.
  • Elephant Class will finish school promptly at 3:10pm. 
  • The children in Elephant Class who are usually transported to and from school via bus will be travelling in class bubbles. Transport will be in touch with parents and carers before school commences to notify them with times of collection and drop offs.
  • Parents and Carers who transport their children to school will be greeted by a member of staff within the school grounds at the side door in the rear car park at 9:00am and 3:10pm. Social distancing between adults and staff must be adhered to at all times. Parents/carers must stay outside of the school building.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL OPENING ARRANGEMENTS FROM 2ND SEPTEMBER 2020

 

  • Attendance is mandatory. Parents and carers are expected to send their children to school unless they are ill.
  • If you child, or a member of your household, shows any symptoms, they must not attend school and must isolate at home. Testing is available for staff and children who show symptoms and Heather can give you more information on this if you ring school.
  • Please take your child's temperature each morning and do not send them to school if it is 37.8 or above.
  • All classes will continue to be 'cocooned'. Elephant Class children and staff with remain in their own little bubble, in their class/outside area throughout most of the day.
  • Initially, there will be no swimming, soft play, assemblies or out of school trips. We hope to resume these after October half term. 
  • Hand washing will occur regularly throughout the day. 
  • Regular cleaning of touch points, toys, tables, equipment etc will occur in an ongoing manner throughout the day.
  • Where possible, resources will not be shared between classes.
  • Social distancing will be followed as much as possible, though as you can appreciate, this will be more difficult in some classes than others.
  • There will be hot school dinners available and they will be eaten in class.
  • At the moment, parents and carers are unable to come into our school building so any messages can be written in the children's orange 'Home School Books'. Please phone school if you require any further information or want to speak to a member of staff. 

  • If essential, outside professionals e.g. physiotherapist, OT etc can come into school but it must be by appointments only.

 

    Important Dates: 

        01.09.20 - Staff Training Day (School Closed)

        02.09.20 - School open for all children

        18.09.20- Genes for Jeans Day

        22.10.20 - Children finish for half term (Non-Uniform Day)

        23.10.20 - Staff Training Day (School Closed)

        02.11.20 -  School open - All children return to school after half term

        18.11.20 -  Parents Evening 

        18.12.20 - End of term - Break up for Christmas Holidays

Look at our fantastic displays!

Wednesday 21st October 2020: Clothing over the Decades - In History, we had fun trying on some clothing from over different decades. Some look very different to what may wear today!

Tuesday 20th October 2020: Halloween Maths - We enjoyed doing some counting today. We added the correct amount of spiders to each cauldron!

Tuesday 20th October 2020: Adjectives - In Literacy today, we were talking about words that describe the different characters from the story 'Room On The Broom'.

Monday 19th October 2020: Halloween Crafts - In Art today, we made lots of different Halloween crafts, using the skills we have learnt this half-term!

Friday 16th October 2020: Baby Clothes - In History, we have been looking at baby clothes from the past and baby clothes from the current time.

Thursday 15th October 2020: Room On The Broom - We really enjoyed acting out this story today.

Wednesday 14th October 2020: Using a Mouse - In Computing today, we had some more practice using a mouse. We made some fantastic witch pictures!

Wednesday 14th October 2020: Clay Printing - In Art today, we used play dough and clay to make different prints and patterns.

Friday 9th October 2020: One More/One Less - In Maths today, we have been using number lines to help us work out one more and one less than a given number.

Thursday 8th October 2020: Stuffed Peppers - After learning all about harvest, we made some tasty 'Stuffed Peppers' using various vegetables and cheese. They were so yummy!!!

Thursday 8th October 2020: Harvest Song - Today we had fun learning some Makaton signs to go with a song all abut Harvest.

Wednesday 7th October 2020: Using a Mouse - In Computing, we enjoyed completing an activity where we had to practise our mouse control.

Tuesday 6th October 2020: Harvest - Today, we have been talking about harvest and how foods belong to different groups. We sorted these foods into fruit, vegetables and grains.

Monday 5th October 2020: Printing and Rubbing - In Art today, we did some handprints and footprints. We also used crayons and made rubbings of different patterns.

Friday 2nd October 2020: Giraffe Dance - We enjoyed learning a giraffe dance today!

Thursday 1st October 2020: Giraffe Biscuits - Look at our amazing Giraffe biscuits!!!

Wednesday 30th September 2020: Materials - In Science, we sorted objects by the materials that they are made from.

Tuesday 29th September 2020: Yom Kippur - Today in RE, we enjoyed learning more about the Jewish festival 'Yom Kippur'.

Tuesday 29th September 2020: More or Less - In Maths today, we have been using sweets to work out one more or one less.

Monday 28th September 2020: Yom Kippur - In RE today, we have been learning about the jewish festival 'Yom Kippur'. We enjoyed making some lovely cards.

Monday 28th September 2020: Printing - In Art, we continued with printing. We even used some broccoli and cauliflower to print with!

Friday 25th September 2020: Dancing Giraffes - Look at these fantastic dancing giraffes!!!

Thursday 24th September 2020: Acting Out 'Giraffes Can't Dance' - We had lots of fun acting out this story!

Wednesday 23rd September 2020: Colouring Online - In Computing, we were learning how to use a mouse. We went online and completed some giraffe colouring pictures.

Tuesday 22nd September 2020: Numicon - In Maths, we have used numicon to help us learn our number bonds to 10.

Monday 21st September 2020: Autumn Printing - In Art today, we enjoyed using leaves to make our fantastic tree pictures! All ready for the first day of Autumn tomorrow!

Friday 18th September 2020: Clown Cakes - Look at our amazing Clown Cakes!!!

Thursday 17th September 2020: Handprints - In Art, we have been learning about printing. We loved making handprints!

Wednesday 16th September 2020: Hard and Soft - In Science, we have been learning about different materials. Some felt hard and some felt soft!

Wednesday 16th September 2020: A Day At The Circus - In Literacy, we had lots of fun acting out the story 'A Day At The Circus'.

Tuesday 15th September 2020: Clown Masks - We had lots of fun making clown masks today! They look AMAZING!

Monday 14th September 2020: Numicon - In Maths, we have been learning about numbers. We used numicon to make pictures of different animals.

Monday 14th September 2020: Our Bubble - Here's some of the things we do in our bubble. We love playing musical instruments, talking about our feelings and eating our lunches within our class bubble!

Thursday 10th September 2020: Printing - In Art, we used paint to print different patterns. It was very fun!

Thursday 10th September 2020: Emotions - In PSHE, we have been learning all about different emotions. We talked about how we feel at different times and who to talk to if we feel sad or poorly.

Tuesday 8th September 2020: Ladybird Spots - In Maths, some children added playdough to ladybirds. Counting carefully so that they had the correct amount of spots.

Monday 7th September 2020: Judaism - In R.E., we have been learning all about Judaism. We looked at and explored the different items as we will be soon learning about the festival Yom Kippur.

Friday 4th September 2020: Dressing Up - We had lots of fun dressing up during Golden Time!

Friday 4th September 2020: Counting Jelly Tots - In Maths, we used some cakes we baked and added Jelly Tots. Each child was given a different number of sweets to add to their cake. Fantastic work, Elephant class!

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