Elephant Class



Hello and welcome to Elephants!

Elephant class consists of mixed Year 2 and Year 3 children. Elephants live in the Northern hemisphere. In Elephant class, we are; kind, helpful, friendly and caring towards others. We are each unique and together we celebrate our strengths and support each other in any way that we can because we are all part of one amazing community. In our class Elephants demonstrate a growth mindset as they are active independent learners who enjoy learning and never give up on challenges when something is tricky - if we try we can succeed!  

Adults working in Elephant class are:

Mrs Smith (Class teacher) 

Mrs Paul (HLTA)

Mrs Kitchingman (TA)

Miss Shann (TA) 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

PE for Elephants is Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit on this day. It is important that your child does not come to school wearing jewellery or earrings on this day as they will not be able to participate.

Reading books and homework books are requested to be in school on Wednesday so they can be checked and changed. Please ensure you read with your child at home and leave a comment/signature in their reading record. They will be handed out on Friday. Children have got logins for Numbots to access at home.

OUR CLASS RULES AND REWARDS

In the Elephant class we follow the Golden Rules of Swillington Primary School: 

Within our classroom the Elephants also have a class rules which we expect all children to follow when they are asked to show 5:

There are a number of rewards within the classroom including: 

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP AT HOME

There are many ways you can support your child at home. Here are some suggestions about how you could help:
• Encourage your child to talk about what they have learnt at school.
• Link learning to real life experiences - encourage them to write shopping lists, read signs around the environment, count out money, identify how much change would be given etc.
• Listen to your child reading – Please try to read on a daily basis with your child and ask them questions about what they have read.
• Encourage your child to practise and learn their spellings – discuss spelling patterns or rules.
• Talk about your child’s homework – discuss the work and ask your child to explain it to you.

You may find some of these websites useful to support your child:
• www.phonicsplay.co.uk
• www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/
• www.topmarks.co.uk
• www.ictgames.com

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