Welcome To The Elm Class Web Page
We hope you all had a lovely half term break. We are very much looking forward to the Autumn 2 term and the exciting run up to Christmas. Mrs. Saxon will now be supporting Elm Class as our class TA. If you have any questions, please just ask during drop off and pick up times. You can also email CCWalshaw@bury.gov.uk marked for the attention of Miss Bird and I will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.
Below you will find the information regarding the curriculum coverage.
Miss Bird and Mrs. Saxon.
Please note that as part of the school's on-going measures to guard against Coronavirus and following the Government's advice, we need to keep doors and windows open for ventilation so please consider sending your child to school wearing a vest and/or long-sleeved t-shirt under their uniform during cool spells.
Arrive to school at 08:45 - 08:55; entering through the fire exit.
Break 10:00 - 10:15.
Lunch 12:15 - 13:15.
School finishes at 15:30; leaving from the fire exit.
PE is every Monday and Wednesday. Children should bring a PE kit into school on PE days. This can be left in lockers if preferred. Water bottles are allowed in school and can go home every evening to be washed.
Dates For Your Diary
* Monday 1st November: Autumn 2 half term begins.
* Monday 8th November: 6-6:30pm Numbots/TTRockstars Parent Zoom. Details to follow.
* Friday 19th November: Children in Need Day
* Tuesday 23rd November: Flu vaccinations.
* Tuesday 30th November: Pantomime at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
* Friday 10th December: Christmas Jumper Day. First set of HLCs to be returned to school for marking.
* Tuesday 21st December: Last day of the Autumn 2 half term.
* Monday 10th January: Spring 1 half term begins.
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Throughout this half term, we will cover the multiplication and division of 3, 4 and 8. Pupils will then get to use their experience of multiplication and division to solve word problems. We will then move onto to covering multiplying by a 2-digit number. We will look at decomposing a number into tens and ones so that the multiplication is easily managed. Lessons move onto multiplying where regrouping is necessary before pupils start to look at division. Once pupils master multiplication and division, they focus on solving problems using the multiplication and division methods dealt with in previous lessons.
This term we will be exploring the book 'Pugs of the Frozen North' by Philip Reeve. The adventure book combines excitement, humour and emotion as well as countless illustrations for children to explore, interpret and respond to. It will support pupils in building their imagination of fantasy worlds through role-play. There will be lots of writing opportunities including adverts, poetry and descriptive writing.
Children take part in Guided Reading sessions twice times a week in which whole class strategies are used, using different forms of media including pictures, films and whole class texts and written comprehensions. The children also have time to read independently for pleasure after dinner every day. In addition, children are able to choose a book from the class book corner, which is to stay in school. All children have access to Bug Club which has lots of amazing fiction and non-fiction books at your child's reading level and we also provide a Home Reader book each week which is changed every Friday. Please contact school immediately if you have any concerns about your child's home reading book.
The children will receive a new spelling list each Monday and will be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. There will be opportunities to practise these spellings in school throughout the week but you can also find a collection of these lists for this half term below so that you can support your child's learning at home.
We are continuing with our topic on the Romans. We will explore the creation of roads, the resistance of Queen Bouddica, Emperor Hadrian as well as gods and goddesses. Our Home Learning Challenges are due to be returned to school by Friday 10th December. A copy of the HLCs can be found below.
This half term our science topic is ‘Light and Shadow’. The children will be able to know a variety of light sources and through investigation they will discover reflective surfaces, transparent, opaque and translucent materials as well as how shadows can change shape and size.
P.E. lessons will take place on Monday afternoons with the Elm teaching team and also on Wednesday mornings with the coach. The children will be focusing on fitness and gymnastics. P.E. kits (a plain t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms plus pumps or trainers together with a sweatshirt) are to be brought into school and can be left in lockers. Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.
This half term there will be a focus on Christmas and it's celebration of God's presence with us. We will explore prophets Abraham, Moses and Jonah.
Our focus this half term in PSHE will be 'Valuing difference'. We will be thinking about different types of families, the communities we are a part of as well as people's backgrounds and origins.
This term we will explore our second unit 'En Classe' where we will explore classroom objects, instructions as well as comparing French and English schools. Children will continue to recognise, read and pronounce sounds of combinations of letters, words and set phrases.