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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!


Welcome to Elm's Class Page!

Elm Class is made up of enthusiastic Year 1 pupils. Keep checking back to see important messages and what we have been getting up to!


Just to note, please see a link below to send you to last year's class page!


Miss Biggerstaff and Mrs James

Reading Award - 23.10.19


Congratulations to Henry who won the Reading Award in assembly this week for his fantastic attitude towards reading and trying so hard! 

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Sharing and discussing stories - 7.10.19


This week, we have been sharing stories with each other and discussing why we like and dislike them. We found out that lots of us enjoy Julia Donaldson stories!

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Subitising numbers in Active 10! - 30.09.19


This week in Active 10, the children were practising recognising numbers on a dice without counting! They then chose an exercise to do the number of times shown on the dice. They really enjoyed working together and getting active in the mornings.

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Representing number bonds using the part-whole model! - 27.09.19


This week in Elm class, we have been using the part-whole model to help us with our number bonds. The children have worked really hard to deepen their thinking and we have been amazed with their work!

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The Learning Pit! - 23.09.19


This week, we have been discussing and using our learning pit and how it relates to our learning. The children have been giving examples of when they felt like they were in the learning pit and managed to persevere to get themselves out! Well done everyone!

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Using natural resources in forest school! - 16.09.19


In forest school, we have been recapping the forest school rules and how they are just as important as our rules in school and on the playground. We have also been using natural resources to create portraits of ourselves. Take a look at the photos below, can you guess who is who?

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Identifying one more! - 10.09.19


We used tens frames, counters and cubes to represent numbers and to help us find one more. We spotted that it is just the next number along when you are counting forwards! 

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Throwing and Catching in Active 10 - 06.09.19


Every morning this week, during Active 10, we have been practising our throwing and catching skills using quoits. The children have really improved during the course of the week and some of them can even catch with one hand!

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Your World, My World! 


Welcome back to a new school year! We hope that you enjoyed your summer holidays, got to spend some time together and enjoy some time in the sunshine! 

Year 1 will be starting off the year with the topic 'Your World, My World' using a school wide stimulus; a book called 'Playground' by James Mollison. 

To start our topic we will be using pictures of playgrounds from around the world to help explore how everybody's lives are different. 

We thought that this would be a good topic to get to know your children better, and for them to get to know us and others in their class!


Click below to see some images from the book that we will be using as a whole school.

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