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Elm Class 2020-21

Elm Class - Reception


Welcome to our class page. We will post regular updates of the wonderful things we have been up to, as well as keeping you informed of our curriculum and any news we may have. 


We have been talking lots about one of our school values, the value of friendship. We will be sharing our thoughts with the whole school community in a virtual class assembly. We had lots of ideas about what it means to be a good friend. We made a special friendship picture using all of our hand prints. We have displayed it with our values tree so we can be reminded of what good friends we are in Elm Class. 


We enjoyed learning about Remembrance day and finding out why we wear poppies. We then made some lovely poppy pictures using potato printing and real poppy seeds. 

Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle

We have been developing our gross and fine motor skills, whilst having lots of fun, using Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle! Squiggle While You Wiggle is a kinaesthetic approach to stimulate early writing. Children use movement with music to develop their motor skills in preparation for writing. Through Squiggle While You Wiggle, children begin using ‘Flipper Flappers’ to rehearse a range of shapes, which lead to children mark-making with chunky pens, in preparation for more formal writing.