Welcome To The Elm Class Web Page
Welcome back to school Elm Class. I hope that everyone has had a lovely summer. Mrs Saxon and I are very much looking forward to embarking on an exciting year ahead. We will take each day one step at a time and make sure that we are safe and settled. Understandably, there has been some changes to our daily routine which includes:
Arrive to school at 08:40; entering through the fire exit.
Break 10:15 - 10:30.
Lunch 11:50 - 12:45.
Afternoon Break 14:10-14:20.
School finishes at 15:20; leaving from the fire exit.
Friday's - pick up between 12:50 - 13:05.
PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays and kit is to remain in school.
Water bottles are allowed in school and can go home every evening to be washed.
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.
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Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk
Throughout this half term, we will be focusing on place value of numbers up to 1000 and on the value of each digit: place value. Children will learn how to compose and decompose numbers, compare, order and look for patterns. We will then look at simple addition before moving on to addition where renaming is required. Subtraction is also covered in a similar way where simple subtraction is mastered before moving to subtraction where renaming is required. Once the children master addition and subtraction, they start to look at problem solving questions and practice using bar models.
For the first three weeks of the half term, we will be focusing on a book called ‘Here We Are’. The whole school will be looking at this text and completing differentiated units aiming to help the children positively transition back into school. We will then be focusing on a book called ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. The children will use their reading strategies such as making predictions, inferences and understanding language. The book will also be used to inspire writing genres such as poetry, diary entries, leaflets as well as role plays and debates.
Our topic this term is the Romans. Throughout this unit of work the children will be developing both their geographical and historical knowledge. In particular, we will be looking at the myth of how Rome was created, the invasion of Britain and why the Romans were so successful and the impact they have made on life today. Our first set of Home Learning Challenges will be sent home on Friday 11th September and is due to be returned to school by Friday 27th November.
This half term our science topic is ‘Movement and Feeding’. The children will be able to understand the various diets both animals and humans have and why. We will also focus on the positive effect exercise has on the body as well as the functions of the bones and muscles.
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 athletics and basic skills this half term. Children should come in to school wearing their P.E. kits (a plain t-shirt and shorts plus pumps or trainers together with a sweatshirt or tracksuit for when the weather becomes colder) on PE days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.
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