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Hello and welcome to Elm's class page!

 

 Welcome to the second half of the Summer Term!

 

You will find information about the curriculum and important dates below.

 

A member of staff is always available to greet you at the door each morning should you wish to speak to us about anything. 

 

Please note that we regularly upload pictures of our learning on Twitter.  Don't forget to check in from time to time.  

 

https://twitter.com/ccwalshaw

 

We hope you will find the information on this page useful, although you are more than welcome to pop in for a chat if you need more specific information. 

 

Mrs Holt, Miss Sutton, Mrs Brady and Mrs Barnes

 

 

Important Dates:

 

  • Monday 4th June-School re-opens
  • Tuesday 5th June-Class Photograph Day
  • Tuesday 19th June-Friday 29th June-Y3 Swimming (during the school day)
  • Wednesday 4th July-Sports Day
  • Wednesday 11th July-Jorvik Viking Centre Trip
  • Friday 13th July-Annual Reports sent home
  • Wednesday 18th July-Optional Parents' Evening (Y3 only on this date)

 

Curriculum Information

 

English:

 

This half term we will be continuing to explore 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. The children have already produced some fantastic writing based on this text and we are really looking forward to creating many more quality pieces!

 

National Curriculum objectives covered in this teaching sequence:

 

Writing: (Transcription /Composition)

Plan writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write, learning from its structure, vocabulary and grammar

Plan writing by discussing and recording ideas

Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally

Draft and write by organising paragraphs around a theme

In non-narrative use simple organisational devices

 

Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)

Develop positive attitudes to reading by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction

Increase familiarity with a range of books

Identify themes and conventions

Discuss words and phrases that capture readers’ interest and imagination

Ask questions to improve understanding of the text

 

We regularly teach handwriting in order to encourage the children to write in a neat, joined style. We will be focusing on ensuring ascenders and descenders are formed correctly and we have provided the children with a special handwriting book to practise in.

 

SPaG
We will be focusing upon the following aspects of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar which are part of our daily lessons:

Spelling-we will begin by exploring prefixes and suffixes.

Weeks 1-2: homophones e.g. too, to, two

 

Grammar:

  • using the past, present and future tense correctly
  • using inverted commas to demarcate speech
  • using commas within lists

 

Reading

We operate a carousel reading lesson 3 times a week.  In these lessons, your child will have 2 guided sessions per week where aspects of reading are explored in detail. In addition activities are provided to facilitate independent learning. These activities often include mathematical games, applying known computing skills, spellings and comprehensions. Bug Club is also used during guided reading and you can access this with your child at home if you wish.

 

Maths:

Using the Singapore Maths approach to learning we will begin to look at angles including recognising acute, obtuse and right angles. We will then be moving on to time; learning to tell the time and measuring time in hours, minutes and seconds.

In addition we will have regular opportunities throughout the week to maintain and develop our number skills including practising the 3, 4 and 8 times tables with related division facts. It would be highly beneficial for your child to learn these at home too. We will also spend time revising strategies for solving calculations for all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

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Science: 

This half term we will be learning about Plants. We will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and identify where plants can grow. We will learn about the different parts of plants, investigating the various functions. We will also learn about the life cycle of flowering plants.

 

Topic:  

Our topic this half term is the Vikings. The children will be learning when the Viking period took place, and use secondary sources of evidence to find out about the Viking way of life. We will also explore how the Viking times have influenced life today e.g. village names and we will practise our map reading skills, looking and locating Scandinavian countries. The children will explore geographical features of these countries and our own e.g. farming land to understand why the Vikings wanted to settle in Britain.

 

 

RE: We will continue to learn about Rules in relation to Justice and Responsibility. We will complete the story of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments, discussing the rules given by God and following these rules. We will then move on to learning about the main beliefs of Hinduism, discovering some of the special places and festivals. 

 

SEAL: Going for Goals. Children will be taught to recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals. They will also recognise the risk in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly.

 

 

Key information:

 

PE:

Monday and Friday. Children must have a full PE kit in school and remember to tie long hair back. Children with earrings must either take them out or use tape to cover them for health and safety reasons. Our Monday PE sessions will be developing our striking and fielding skills leading up to mini games of rounders and cricket. Towards the end of term we will also be using our sessions for athletics.

 


Home Reading Books : 
Changed on Fridays
Please keep books and records in book bags every day to allow for reading opportunities in school.  We would be very grateful if you could aim to write a short comment on your child's reading at home. Please note that any lost books will result in a fee for replacement. 
 
Purple Mash Username:  firstname14  Password:  (Mrs Holt and Miss Sutton have the passwords if needed) 
Bug Club Username: firstname14  Password: (Same as My Maths and Purple Mash) School code: rhxx
 
     

We had a special visit from a Tudor queen! We asked Queen Elizabeth I lots of questions about the jobs that were available to servants in Tudor times. After completing job applications, three children were chosen to be interviewed and were successfully employed by the Queen!

We had a special visit from a Tudor queen! We asked Queen Elizabeth I lots of questions about the jobs that were available to servants in Tudor times. After completing job applications, three children were chosen to be interviewed and were successfully employed by the Queen! 1
We had a special visit from a Tudor queen! We asked Queen Elizabeth I lots of questions about the jobs that were available to servants in Tudor times. After completing job applications, three children were chosen to be interviewed and were successfully employed by the Queen! 2
We had a special visit from a Tudor queen! We asked Queen Elizabeth I lots of questions about the jobs that were available to servants in Tudor times. After completing job applications, three children were chosen to be interviewed and were successfully employed by the Queen! 3
We had a special visit from a Tudor queen! We asked Queen Elizabeth I lots of questions about the jobs that were available to servants in Tudor times. After completing job applications, three children were chosen to be interviewed and were successfully employed by the Queen! 4
We had a special visit from a Tudor queen! We asked Queen Elizabeth I lots of questions about the jobs that were available to servants in Tudor times. After completing job applications, three children were chosen to be interviewed and were successfully employed by the Queen! 5

We met our Reading Buddies from Saplings today!

We met our Reading Buddies from Saplings today! 1
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Elm Class are enjoying gymnastics with a coach in PE.

Elm Class are enjoying gymnastics with a coach in PE. 1
Elm Class are enjoying gymnastics with a coach in PE. 2
Elm Class are enjoying gymnastics with a coach in PE. 3
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Elm Class are enjoying gymnastics with a coach in PE. 5

Forest club in Golden Time February 2018

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Healthy Eating Presentations Spring 2018

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