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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.  

 

https://twitter.com/ccwalshaw

 

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

 

 

**NEWS**

Important Dates:

 

  •     Wednesday 14th June - Halle Orchestra visit
  •     Friday 16th June - Sports day  ( 1:30pm depending on weather)
  •     Tuesday 4th July  - Road Safety Team to visit Y3 
  •     Friday 14th July - School Reports 
  •     Friday 21st July - End of Summer Term 

 

 

LEARNING ZONE

English:

Writing

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.

 

SPaG 

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

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. 

 

Reading 

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.

 

Maths:

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. 

 

Science: 

This half term we will be looking at Plants.

 

Topic:  

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!

 

 

 

Key information:

 

PE: 

Tuesdays and Fridays. 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.


Spellings: 

Set on Friday and tested on the following Friday.

Orange spelling books should stay at home throughout the week but please ensure they are brought into school every Friday so that new spellings can be glued into the book for home revision.   Spelling lists will still be sent home if your child forgets their orange book. In addition spellings are always listed in a folder at the bottom of this class web page where you will also find some interesting ways to help your child to learn their spellings.

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.  

Library Books: 
Changed fortnightly on Wednesdays.
Please note, if your child is still reading a book, they will not be asked to change every fortnight but we would appreciate it if books are aimed to be finished within 4 weeks of choosing.   If a book is required for longer than 4 weeks, please can you pop in and discuss this with either Mrs Holt, Mrs Harrison or Mrs Renshaw. Please note any lost books will result in a fee to replace it. 
 
Purple Mash Username:  firstname13  Password:  (Mrs Harrison and Mrs Holt have the passwords if needed) 
Bug Club Username: firstname13  Password: (Same as My Maths and Purple Mash) School code: rhxx
 



Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley
 
     

Preparing to play with The Halle

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Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!

Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!  1
Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!  2
Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!  3
Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!  4
Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!  5
Thank you for your donations towards our fundraiser with Paralympian Craig McCann - Do your best! Do your best! Do your best!  6

Red Nose Day March 2017

Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.

Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.  1
Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.  2
Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.  3
Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.  4
Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.  5
Home Learning Challenge - Throughout February and March we have enjoyed baking and sharing our Manchester themed biscuits.  6

Enjoying the Book Swap event for world book day.

Enjoying the Book Swap event for world book day.  1
Enjoying the Book Swap event for world book day.  2
Enjoying the Book Swap event for world book day.  3
Enjoying the Book Swap event for world book day.  4

Exploring mass and capacity

Great to see so many happy faces while learning this week in Maths and Science. (Feb 2017)

Thank you for all of your kind donations towards our junk modelling activity. We have had a fantastic afternoon creating a model of the digestive system.

A sample of pictures from our Local area topic

Healthy Living Topic : The children investigated changes in pulse rate. They designed an exercise and tested what would happen to their pulse after a minute.Then they measured their pulse and recorded the results.

Healthy Living Topic : The children investigated changes in pulse rate. They designed an exercise and tested what would happen to their pulse after a minute.Then they measured their pulse and recorded the results.   1 1 minute of skipping
Healthy Living Topic : The children investigated changes in pulse rate. They designed an exercise and tested what would happen to their pulse after a minute.Then they measured their pulse and recorded the results.   2 Measuring pulse
Healthy Living Topic : The children investigated changes in pulse rate. They designed an exercise and tested what would happen to their pulse after a minute.Then they measured their pulse and recorded the results.   3 Very impressive push ups!
Healthy Living Topic : The children investigated changes in pulse rate. They designed an exercise and tested what would happen to their pulse after a minute.Then they measured their pulse and recorded the results.   4 Recording results

A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!

A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  1
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  2
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  3
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  4
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  5
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  6
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  7
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  8
A sample of pictures from our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed making and comparing numbers in different ways!  9

Our first RE topic is called: What is a Prophet? We have had a fun afternoon learning about Elijah through reading, discussion and a hotseating activity.

Our first RE topic is  called:  What is a Prophet?   We have had a fun afternoon learning about Elijah through reading, discussion and a hotseating activity.  1
Our first RE topic is  called:  What is a Prophet?   We have had a fun afternoon learning about Elijah through reading, discussion and a hotseating activity.  2
Our first RE topic is  called:  What is a Prophet?   We have had a fun afternoon learning about Elijah through reading, discussion and a hotseating activity.  3
Our first RE topic is  called:  What is a Prophet?   We have had a fun afternoon learning about Elijah through reading, discussion and a hotseating activity.  4
Our first RE topic is  called:  What is a Prophet?   We have had a fun afternoon learning about Elijah through reading, discussion and a hotseating activity.  5
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