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Elm Class



Teachers: Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Forbes

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ryan


Schools Closures


Note to Parents and Carers

Each Monday morning we will be sending a suggested home study timetable out via email if we have your address and also uploaded to the class pages of the website.

This is a suggestion of learning challenges to support your child’s continued progress during the prolonged school shut down.

All children have their pink ‘Home Learning’ book in which to do this work.

If you would like to email work to class teachers for feedback then please use the email addresses below.

If you have any queries then please contact us and we will do all that we can to support you.

In the meantime – please stay at home and stay safe.

-with the best of wishes from all at St. James’.



Mrs. Forbes -

Miss Pancisi -



Click below for Year 1's HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE for W.B 18.5.20  smiley
Click below for Year 1's HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE for W.B 11.5.20 smiley
Click below for Year 1's HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE for W.B 4.5.20smiley
Click below for Year 1's HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE for W.B 27.4.20 smiley
Click below for Year 1's HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE for W.B 20.4.20  smiley

Every child has a personalised 'home learning pack' to work through during the school closures.

Here is some extra learning you can do online:






The Maths Factor created by Carol Vorderman- “We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period”:


One more and 1 less:

Numbers as words:




Counting forwards and backwards: 

Place value: 

A bit of everything:





World of David Walliams - “Fantastic activities, all inspired by David Walliams’ tremendous tales. Filled with all the wacky and wonderful characters in David Walliams' books, you can download any of these free activity sheets for hours of fun and learning at home!”:



Capital letters: 

Full stops:

High frequency words:

Phase 4 word reading:

Phase 5 Phonics:






Audible books are allowing free streaming of children's books whilst schools are closed:


David Walliams is also reading one of his books everyday at 11am.


Oliver Jeffers is also reading one of his books everyday:


Key Informationyes

Elm class have Yoga every Monday afternoon and P.E. every Tuesday afternoon.

Please can children have an appropriate P.E kit in school for these days.

P.E Kit: White polo shirt, blue/black shorts, pumps


Homework will be given to the children every Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday.

The children will be able to choose a library book every Tuesday, please bring your books every week so you can choose a new one.


This half term...


Our topic question is...


Could you be a vet?


We have been exploring the different types of pets people have and we have even designed our very own pet carriers! 










Our trip to the Yorskhire wildlife park

Wellie Wednesdays!


The children love Wellie Wednesdays! Every week on Wednesday we walk to our Forest School to do some fun outdoor learning!

We have done lots of fun activities from making pictures using natural objects to mud painting by making our very own paint brush with just a simple leaf and a stick!