Hello and welcome to our class.

In our class we have Mrs Mackey, Mrs D’Arcy, 19 girls, 13 boys and 10 goldfish.

We have all settled in well to life in Reception class, and are getting to know lots of new friends. We have been trying to use the Listening and Empathy Learning Power in our play and carpet time. Trunky (our Learning Power elephant) is looking forward to spending fun weekends with the children when they receive our Learning Power Award.

We were all shocked when a visitor to our class left some unusual footprints behind. We were filled with wonder, and started to investigate who it could have been?

A unicorn?

The three bears?

A cheetah ?

A bouncy football?

We were so excited when we discovered it had been Elmer the elephant!

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Elmer’s story has helped us to think about how other people are feeling, and that we are all special in our own way.

This half term we will continue to develop our social skills with our new friends and learn Elmer’s story in our Talk for Writing sessions.

Useful websites

Here are a selection of websites which will complement learning across a range of subjects. Some are interactive walk-throughs, others are games for children to practice skills and have fun.

BBC Bitesize KS2 

Games for all subjects

Cross the Maze

Give simple directions to solve the puzzle

Fraction Monkeys

Test your ordering of fractions

Hidden Ships

A chance to test your use of coordinates

ICT Games

Mathematics games from the ICT website

Learn your times tables

Test your times tables!

Maths Zone

Mathematics games from the Maths Zone website

Rabbit Takeaway

A quick game requiring mental subtraction

River Tables

Challenge yourself to answer times tables quickly!

ICT Games

English games from the ICT website


Create your own comic strip


Science, making an electrical circuit game

Computer Coding

Practise your computer coding skills with a range of games

Timestables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars offers daily times tables practice.