Elder Class

Welcome to Elder Class!
My name is Mrs Bull and I teach Elder Class on Monday mornings, all day Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. I have been teaching at Holy Trinity for twenty years now, most of which have been spent in KS1 but I also spent two years teaching in year 3.  My favourite subjects to teach are Maths, English, PSHE, PE and Geography.  I have a real love of children’s books and really enjoy taking part in a wide range of reading experiences with the children.  Supporting us in the classroom are Miss Mumford, Mrs Luff, Mrs Cordoso and Miss Kerr. Mrs Scales teaches the class every Monday afternoon during which time I am fulfilling my SLT duties.  When I am not at school I enjoy exercising and spending time with my husband and two children, Zack (15) and Freya (12).  I am very involved with my local cricket club and even though I don’t play myself, I completed my Level 1 coaching course last year and am very much enjoying being part of the coaching team.  I also love to travel and particularly enjoy my visits back home to Pembrokeshire in Wales to visit my family as often as possible.

My name is Miss Simporis and I teach Elder class on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. I am new to Holy Trinity this year, having come from Three Bridges.  I have always taught in KS1 and particularly enjoy teaching English and Science. I also love singing in the classroom! Outside of school I love spending time with my family, walking, cooking and reading. I have three children and we enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, especially muddy walks in the woods or collecting treasures at the beach. 

Autumn Term


In the Autumn term we will be focusing on these Power of Reading books -'The Emperor's Egg' by Martin Jenkins and in the second half term ‘Bear and Rabbit: Rabbit’s Bad Habits’ by Julian Gough and Jim Field. During the term, we will be enjoying reading and writing information facts about penguins and Antarctica, researching and writing facts about rabbits, writing stories and diary entries inspired by our Power of Reading books, and listening to and creating our own poetry. 

Our maths learning will include ordering and sequencing numbers to 100 and beyond, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be using place value and number facts to solve problems. We will also be counting in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward. We will use addition and subtraction facts to 10 and 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100. Remember to keep practising your number bonds to 10/20 and 100 and times tables as we work our way through the Times Table Rockstars scheme, starting with 2s, 5s, 10s- and 3-times tables.

In science, we will be learning about ‘Animals and Their Habitats’. We will learn which animals live in each different habitat in our school grounds and how they are adapted to surviving there. We will begin to understand simple food chains and how animals affect each other.

Learning will take place outside as often as possible and children need to be dressed for the weather. Please ensure the children have a shower proof coat and wellies at school as we go out even when it’s raining!

It is important for children to read and talk about books every day.  As they become more confident at decoding words, please encourage them to look out for punctuation and begin to read with expression.