Staplegrove Church School

'That they may have life, life in all its fullness' John 10:10

Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class 2018-19

Our last the park! Elm Class had a great time at the park, celebrating our fantastic achievements this year. Thank you to all parents for your continued support this year. 

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch!

This week in Elm Class some pesky seagulls flew in through the window whilst we were in assembly and tried to steal Mrs Tope's lunch! This reminded Mrs Tope of the story, The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, so we have been enjoying the story in class. We have also been trying to solve the problem of the pesky seagulls and have been writing warning posters for the rest of the school. We even spotted them on the roof using our binoculars! 

Curriculum Jigsaw Summer B

Forest School

Elm Class have really enjoyed their Forest School sessions this term. They have been learning about minibeasts and have been building bug hotels. 

British Values Week

Elm Class were greeted by dragon footprints in class during British Values week! There was a note from the dragon, who had kidnapped our class bear, Stanley. So we learned about St George and wrote letters to him to ask for his help with capturing the dragon. We also enjoyed learning all about the Queen and decided to host a British tea party for the children in Stepping Stones Pre-school. We made fairy cakes, bunting and crowns. We had a great time! We also took part in a St George and the dragon dance workshop, where we told the story of St George through dance. 

Summer Term 2019

Please see our curriculum jigsaw to see what we'll be learning this term. 

Court Farm 


We had a fantastic day out at Court Farm! Farmer Ed and Sarah looked after us very well. We saw some lambs that were only four hours old! We watched a cow being milked and even got to feed a lamb. 

Vet Nurse Visit


Elm Class were fortunate to have a visit from Sam Brown, a vet nurse from Bristol University to help us launch our Amazing Animals topic. We learnt how to listen to a heart beat using the stethoscopes and Sam showed us how to bandage an animals leg. She also taught us the right way to handle some animals. We loved the real-life model animals she brought in!

Elm Class Communities Week

Elm Class have been busy learning about all the people who help us in both our school community and the wider community. We had visits from Mr Murphy, our site manager. and Mrs Brereton, our office manager and learnt about all the things they do to help us in school. We also welcomed Ms Chipchase, Mrs Carter and Mrs Penn in to our classroom to learn about the important jobs they do looking after older people and babies. We really enjoyed our visit from Tony and Amy, the local PCSOs, who brought in some uniform for us to try on. They even brought their car and we got to see the lights and listen to the siren. It was very loud!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a good break. We were very impressed with how well the children came back in to school for the start of the Spring term. Please see below for our Spring Term Curriculum overview. 
Elm Class have had a very busy last day of the Autumn term! What with parties, a visit from Santa, Christmas lunch and a walk to the church for our Christingle service, we are all very tired, but very happy. Merry Christmas to all!
Elm Class have been writing letters to Father Christmas after learning about the Jolly Christmas Postman. We then walked to the local post box to post them. We think the Jolly Postman will take them to Father Christmas in a rocket! We hope he got them OK!

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel

The children have worked so hard learning the songs, actions and stage directions for our Nativity performance of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. They were fantastic in all 4 performances and have made Mrs Tope very proud! 

Writing writing everywhere! 

The children have been very busy this half term and have seemed to have caught the writing bug! During their independent learning time, they have been very keen to practice writing the new sounds they have been learning. 

The children in Elm Class have settled in excellently and are thoroughly enjoying school life. We have spent lots of time getting to know one another and exploring our new environment. We have lots of exciting adventures ahead of us, so please check our page regularly to see what we have been up to. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Literacy and Maths workshops. We have uploaded the Power Point presentations from each workshop for those who were not able to make it.