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Welcome to Elm class



Welcome to the class page for Elm class. Here you will find lots of information for pupils and parents including: topic homework, newsletters and important notices.


Our aim in Elm Class is to create an atmosphere of fun learning where children can discover and learn about a wide variety of different topics all across the curriculum. 


If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office.

Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas.


Thank you for your support


Class Teacher: Mrs Graham



Teaching Assistant: Miss Wheat


Picture 1 Mrs Graham
Picture 2 Miss Wheat

Topic Autumn 1

Could I be your hero?

Our first topic is all about significant British people that have shaped our country. The children will also be exploring the values that have shaped our society and how these link with our school PRIDE values. We will be learning about this exciting topic in many of our lessons including art, music and science.


For more details on this topic, please see the topic web below.

PE is on a Friday


If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons. 


Please send your child with a labelled PE kit, including plimsolls or trainers. In the colder months it would be helpful to send your child with jogging bottoms and a hoodie.

Reading in Elm Class



Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure.


To support your child, please could you read with them at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Reading diaries will be checked daily so please send them in every day. 


Pride points will be awarded to children that read at home. 

Behaviour in Snape Wood


In Elm class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on green. If a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.


Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to green. If a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.


Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.


Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.


Pride Points and Class Dojo


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At Snape Wood, we believe that every child should feel proud to be a part of our school and so we have introduced PRIDE points. Each letter represents an aspect of our school values:


P - positive attitude

R - respectful

I - inquisitive

D - determination

E - empathy


We will be using Class Dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children collect points and spend them in the PRIDE point shop.

You can also follow what's happening in our classroom by signing up to our Class Dojo app. If you require a letter to see your child's Dojo progress, please let us know.






We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat is necessary.


Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.


Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.


Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.


Things you can at home



Read together everyday

Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school

Help your child to learn their weekly spellings

Practice times tables

Have fun together smiley


Thank you for your support


Mrs Graham

Miss Wheat