Our Class teacher is Miss Zoe Pettit and she is also the Assistant Head Teacher.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Claire Leaver

Elm is Reception children only this year and there are currently 21 children in Elm.

A warm welcome to Fladbury and we look forward to going on an exciting journey with the children in Elm over the next year.

Our starting topic this term is Marvellous Me/Autumn but we go with the children's interest.


Text examples: Funnybones, Leaf Man, The Little Red Hen

Reading: Focus on learning our phase 2 letters in phonics. Hearing and saying the initial sounds in words. Describing settings and events in a story.

Writing: Giving meaning to the marks we make. Practicing writing our names. Labels. Identifying the sounds in words.

Letter formation: We will be introducing Marvin the Monkey who will help to teach us how to form our letters.


Numbers: Counting in different ways (counting principles). Exploring the numbers 1 to 5, with a focus on : recognising the number, counting, addition and subtraction, 1 more and 1 less, comparing groups.

Shape, Space and Measure: Time – my day, day and night, patterns and repeated patterns.

Numberblocks: 1 to 5

We are focusing on developing a deeper understanding of each number.


Which stories are special and why?

  • God’s family
  • Joseph and his Technicolor dream coat
  • Creation Story
  • Christmas Story

Helpful Information


Your child’s book needs to be in school everyday. Initially share different books with your child, talk about what they can see in the pictures, and predict what happens. It is important that they can use story language. Please put a comment in the reading record in their bookbags to let us know you have read with them. As your child begins to learn sounds and blend these together we will move them onto our school reading scheme.   

Reading Record Guide Sheet


PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please send in their PE kits named, and these can be kept on their peg in school. We will send them home each half term.

Forest School

The whole of Elm will have Forest School on a Friday afternoon. Children can come to school in their old clothes on a Friday. Please send them to school wearing long trousers and long sleeve tops. No jeans or dresses please.

Remember to send your child with a pair of wellies and a set of waterproofs to keep in school.


Tapestry is our online learning journal, where we share pictures of your child learning. I will be sending letters out to those of you whom are new to Fladbury, so we can get you up and running.

Class Bear

You will soon be hearing about our Bear. He is looking forward to spending a week with each of the children at home. He will come with a diary to record what he gets up to. It may be things such as reading a book, or meeting your child’s toys.

Show and Tell

We know that the children love to bring things into show us, such as toys. We ask that they bring them in only on a Thursday, when we will have show and tell time. They may not bring things in every week, but it is an opportunity for them to bring something in, if they have been asking you a lot.

Celebration Assembly

Celebration assembly is on a Friday morning at 9.10 in the school hall. You are all welcome to come. We give out a variety of certificates each week. If your child is going to receive the Star Award you will be sent a text.

Useful websites


Mr T's Phonics 


See also: Class Specific Cirriculum


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