Dosbarth Elm

Welcome to Elm Class!


Mrs Newell is pleased to be your child’s teacher this year, she is supported in class by Miss Morris, Miss Arthur and Mr Davies.


Our Topics

This term our topic is ‘In the Woods’ and we will learn many new and exciting things. We will be focusing on Woodland animals, seasons and the effects the seasons have on some animals. We will investigate and explore sources of light and observe the differences between animals and plants. We will be studying the artist John Nolan and creating our own woodland artwork focussing on shading techniques. Our Design and Technology focus will be to design and make simple products and mechanisms.


In Welsh our focus language patterns will include greetings and feelings.


In Literacy we will be reading the stories ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. We will also develop speaking and listening skills through small group discussions and games. We will be learning a range of songs and rhymes e.g. Grand Old Duke of York, Humpty Dumpty, Sing a Song of Sixpence. Early writing activities will include painting, chalk, felt pens.


In Maths we will be learning a collection of number rhymes and songs, reciting numbers in order and counting. We will also be learning to recognise shapes, colours and pattern.

Physical Development

PE sessions are on Tuesday. Children will need a white t-shirt and black shorts. Please ensure that all clothing has your child’s name on it.



Reading is a gift for life. Please encourage your child to develop a love of reading through sharing and talking about books, comics and magazines that interest them. A new book will come home every week, please share and read stories to your child as often as possible. Remember to write a comment in the Reading Record.



Our school is part of the Healthy Schools Initiative. Please support our school and ensure that your child has a healthy snack every day for morning break. Children are provided with a free carton of milk and have access to water throughout the school day.


End of day arrangements

Please inform the class teacher or Mrs Pearce (School Secretary) if you have made exceptional arrangements for the collection of your child at the end of the day.

We are looking forward to building positive relationships with yourself and your child so if you should have any questions please feel free to come and speak to us - Our door is always open.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Newell