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Welcome to Aqua Elm



Welcome to Aqua Elm's class page. Here you will find information about what your child is learning in school and you will also see photographs of your child learning in school. 



The Staff

Class Teacher - Miss Wills

LSA - Mrs Ferdous

LSA - Miss Ola




  • Any informal communication between parents and staff will take place either on the gate for the pupils brought to school by parents or through a communication leaflet, parentmail or a telephone call if your child travels by arranged transport
  • Please ensure your child brings in a named water bottle everyday. We have snack time and provide fruit however we know that some children can be fussy with their snacks so you can provide your child with a healthy snack - no nuts please
  • Please ensure all uniform/property is named. If any items are not named we cannot guarantee a safe return
  • Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school and it is fully named.




Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

There are two types of reading books that your child may bring home:


A reading practice book - This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.


A sharing book. - Your child may not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure.

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone.

Read it to or with your child and discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book.


We use Little Wandle at Parkway to teach the children.

Please use this link to find resources to support your child at home.

Little Wandle for Parents

Independence skills

Cutting with scissors,  putting on shoes, doing up buttons, doing up zips, tying laces, helping around the house - keeping their rooms tidy and cooking, with support.


Here is a more straightforward way of tying laces - give it a try. 


Here is the alternative with the two loops 


Traditional method and other fastenings such as buttons and zips 


Mindfulness and activities could include building construction, colouring, playdough modelling, jigsaws, etc.

Music is available on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)

Summer 2 - The World Around Us


This half term we will be learning all about the world around us. We will be reading lots of books to support us to learn about different creatures that we may find when we are exploring.

We are very excited to see some caterpillars coming to our class and watching them turn into butterflies! 




Summer 2 - Medium term plan

We have been learning to post items.

We enjoyed learning about fast and slow by rolling cars down a ramp

We have been integrating with our peers in Ash Reception. We explored the mud kitchen, jumping on a trampoline and riding a bike on a track.

Colour mixing - We have been learning to mix primary colours to create a new colour. We used our fingers to mix paint and create a butterfly and we also used our hands to make a handprint to print two colours and then rubbed them together to create a new colour. It was so much fun as well as being a little bit messy!

Row, row, row your boat.

This week we have enjoyed learning about spring. We did finger printing to make a blossom tree.

Summer Term 1 This half term our topic is 'Changes'. We will be learning about changes in the outdoor environment as we move from spring to summer and also changes when we do some yummy cooking experiments!

Colourful semantics - Please use the starter pack to support your child in developing sentence writing.

Seasons -We have been learning about the different seasons of the year

Making our Mother's Day cards

We are enjoying engaging in our daily sensory circuits and visiting the Rainforest Room. We enjoy sitting together to eat our snack!

Our First Week In Aqua Elm - We enjoyed exploring our new environment