Welcome to Elm Class !
Hello and welcome back to Elm's class page!
We are really looking forward to another exciting term of learning in Elm! Thank you to all of you who came to watch our class assembly and also to celebrate the children's Home Learning Challenges-it is great to have your support!
During the course of last term, the children loved sharing relevant books and artefacts from home with the rest of the class which helped to enrich our learning experience. If you have any items that you and your child are happy to share that relate to our new topics, we would love to see them!
Thank you for continuing to encourage your child to become more independent by letting them come into the school building by themselves in the morning. A member of staff is always available to greet you at the door 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.
I 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, Mrs Harrison and Mrs Renshaw
During this term we will be learning about two traditional English poets - Charles Causley and Eleanor Farjeon. We will learn poems and perform in small groups; exploring how to perform well using expression and actions. We are also going to investigate how the poems were constructed and use the ideas and styles to compose our own poetry. We regularly teach handwriting in order to encourage the children to write in a neat, joined style. We have been focusing on ensuring ascenders and descenders are formed correctly and we have provided the children with a special handwriting book to practise in.
Expanding noun phrases, punctuating subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, Using Apostrophes accurately, Adverbials and fronted adverbials. Revising perfect present tense and punctuating direct speech accurately.
Spelling : 'al' Suffix, silent letters, words ending in sure/ture
Scroll down for access to this term's spelling lists.
We operate a carousel reading lesson 3 times a week. In these lessons, your child will have 3 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, Focused internet research, spellings and comprehensions. Bug Club is also used during guided reading and you can also access this with your child at home if you wish.
We are really excited to launch 'reading buddies' with the Saplings this term. This is an excellent opportunity for all children to develop their reading skills. Every Thursday afternoon, the children in Elm will either be reading a short story to their reading buddy from the Saplings, or vice versa.
Using the Singapore Maths approach to learning we will be focusing on time, shapes and money.
In addition we will have regular opportunities throughout the week to maintain and develop our number skills including revision of the 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables with related division facts. It would be highly beneficial for your child to practise these at home too.
This half term we will be looking at Plants.
We are starting to look at Ancient Britain; in particular the Stone Age.
In class, the children will develop an understanding of where this era comes in British history and how archaeologists have helped us to piece together how people lived back then. We will also be looking at Skara Brae and Stonehenge in detail and we will be making our own mini models of Stonehenge!