Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School

Elm - Year 1

Elm Class

Welcome to our class page! This will give you a bit of an idea of the amazing things we will be doing in Elm this term.


In Elm you will find teachers Miss Yeo and Mrs Chandler (Thursday mornings) as well as our LSAs, Miss Rosewood all day Monday and Friday and all afternoons as well as Mrs Irvine Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. This term our topic is 'Famous Faces' and we are first look at Scott of the Antarctic. Please look at the knowledge organiser below to gain a little insight into what the children will be learning and exploring.


Homework will be set every Thursday via Google Classroom and it will be linked to either our English, Maths or Topic learning of that week. This homework will be due to be returned the following Monday on Google Classroom. Each child has a Google email and password that has been stuck into the front of their reading records along with Spelling Shed and Numbots logins. I will set a list of spellings on Spelling Shed for the half term for you to practise as often as you can. 


Reading books will be changed up to 3 times per week with the expectation that the children will read each night. Please record your reading at least twice in the reading record so we can change them!


Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday's. Please could children come to school in their PE kit on these days and I would suggest packing extra layers as we will be outside as much as possible. Children will also need a coat every day as we aim to be outside for playtimes and lunchtimes.


Children will be offered a bit of fruit every morning as a snack however if you would prefer to send your child in with a different healthy snack then please do so. Also, please ensure children have a named water bottle to bring in every day.


If you have any questions or queries about anything this term please contact me through my class email at elm@eastsomersetfederation.co.uk and I will be happy to help.


All the best,


Miss Yeo


In art, we have been learning about tint and how to make colours lighter...



Did you know these things about the Tasmanian devil?

This week we have been learning to use the keyboard to type and using the tools to create a picture...

Is it herbivore, carnivore or omnivore poo?

We looked very closely to see what we could see inside so we could tell what kind of animal it came from (don't worry it wasn't real!)

Sonny - 'I can see only leaves in it so its from a herbivore'

Emily - 'It has bones and leaves so it has to be an omnivore'

In PE this week we have been making group balances...

We have been learning about the aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye and having a go at our own aboriginal art...

We have been learning about fire safety ready for bonfire night...

We learnt that we need flint and steel to start a fire and how we can approach a fire safely when toasting our sugared apples.

In Science this week we have been thinking about which materials are recyclable and which are not and have had some very good discussions!

In maths this week we have been learning about the part part whole model...

We have been practising our story...

Still image for this video

We have been making towns for the beebots in computing...

Some features of our towns were:

  • Shops
  • Parks
  • Houses
  • Swimming pools
  • Waterparks
  • Train stations
  • Sea monsters!!

A break in in Elm Class!

A fun first week, making homes for wildlife in forest school!