Our new topic at Bethersden School is What a wonderful world. In Elm class we have begun our new topic with an ocean theme, we have started looking at the sea and the wonderful creatures that can be found beneath the waves. We have made our very own jelly fish, shells, coral and miniature aquariums all of which are going to be used in our new coral reef display in Elm class which will be ready for the beginning of the next term as our stunning start. We also looked at the book The rainbow fish by Marcus Pfister and discussed in class why when sharing his scales with all of the other fish made the rainbow fish feel so happy and as a result of this we made our own rainbow fish and used sparkly gems to give our fish one beautiful and special scale like the one in the story.

Over the last four weeks on Wednesday afternoons we have been very lucky to have some of our new reception children who are starting in September come into Elm class and spend some time playing games and taking part in activities in their new classroom. On one of these Wednesdays the current Elm class had the chance to spend some time with their new friends and we planted some flowers and herbs for our new garden and we also made our own individual birds feeders which are going to hang in our garden to encourage more wildlife.

Elm class have embraced the three transition weeks of which have brought with them a lot of change however they have continued to work incredibly hard and have been extremely resilient all of which makes me very proud to be their new teacher.

The weather is heating up now so please remember to send your children into school with a water bottle filled with water only as we do not allow juice or squash during lesson time.

Thank you parents for your continued support and I very much look forward to September and the fantastic things that it will bring.

Holly Young

(Elm class teacher)

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