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Welcome to Orange Elm



Welcome to Orange 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. 







  • 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)