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Hello and welcome to Elm's class page!

 

 Welcome to the first 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 16th April-Term starts
  • Thursday 3rd May-School closed for Elections
  • Monday 7th May-School closed for Bank Holiday
  • Friday 25th May-School closes for Half Term

 

Curriculum Information

 

English:

 

This half term we will be exploring a new book-the title and author are being kept secret for now in order for the children to use their imaginations and explore their own ideas!

 

Overall aims of this teaching sequence.

  • To engage children with a story with which they will empathise.
  •  To explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion, enabling children to make connections with their own lives.
  •  To develop creative responses to the text through drama, storytelling and artwork.
  • To compose poetry.
  • To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters.

 

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: super, auto, anti e.g. superhuman, autobiography, anticlockwise

 

Grammar:

  • using the past, present and future tense correctly
  • using apostrophes for possession
  • identifying prepositions within sentences

 

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 continue to focus on Fractions, including Adding and Subtracting Fractions and finding Equivalent Fractions. 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 Forces and Magnets. Children will compare how things move on different surfaces and will explore different forces used to make things move. We will learn about magnets, exploring their poles and finding out when they attract or repel each other. We will investigate which materials magnets attract. We will also learn about how magnets were discovered and we will find out how magnets are used in our daily lives.

We will then move on to thinking about Light. We will learn that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways we can protect our eyes. We will learn about shadows and investigate which materials block light to form shadows. We will find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change by investigating what happens when you change the distance between the object and the light source.

 

Topic:  

Our topic this half term is Extreme Environments. We will be identifying deserts, oceans, tropical rainforests and polar regions on maps and discussing why the conditions in those locations are classed as extreme. The children will also research the animals and plants that live in those environments and explain how they have adapted to ensure that they have an optimum chance of survival. We will also be looking at geographical terminology such as the Equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

HLC linked to our topic are due in on Monday 4th June.

 

RE: We will be learning about Rules in relation to Justice and Responsibility. We will listen to the story about Moses receiving the 10 Commandments, discussing the rules given by God and following these rules.

 

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.

 


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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We met our Reading Buddies from Saplings today! 5

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
Elm Class are enjoying gymnastics with a coach in PE. 4
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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