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All Zoom meetings are restricted access. The class teacher monitors the participants and only admits class members.

Miss Bird's Daily Zoom
Time: 10:30 AM 

Meeting ID: 777 0243 8812
Passcode: yQ161K


Monday assemblies

Time: 2:45 PM

Meeting ID: 786 4978 9882

Passcode: cG6hSY


Wednesday assemblies

Time: 2:45 PM

Meeting ID: 726 3648 7790

Passcode: rTdk5U


Friday Well Done assemblies

Time: 2:45 PM

Meeting ID: 782 1554 2563

Passcode: n969X7



Welcome To The Elm Class Web Page

I hope you all had a lovely half term break. 


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 and girls might want to wear woolly tights or switch to trousers during the winter months.


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.


PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children should come into school wearing their kit.

Water bottles are allowed in school and can go home every evening to be washed. 


Dates For Your Diary 

* Monday 22nd February: Spring 2 half term begins.

* Monday 1st - Friday 5th March: Multi-Faith Week. Years 3 and 4 will be looking at how weddings are celebrated in different religions. 

* Thursday 4th March: World Book Day.

* Friday 19th March: Red Nose Day.

* Thursday 1st April: Spring term ends. 

* Monday 19th April: first day of Summer 1 half term.


If you have any questions, please just ask during drop off and pick up times. You can also email 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.

If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at 

Curriculum News


Throughout this half term, pupils will cover money and time. Once pupils can recognise different denominations (both notes and coins) we will move on to simple addition and subtraction of money as well as apply their new knowledge to solve word problems using bar modelling as a key strategy.  For time, we will look at telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Pupils will then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, pupils are measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. Pupils will then complete the chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time.


This half term we will be exploring a variety of texts and identifying their features. Children will have multiple opportunities to produce written work including a diary entry, a balanced argument, a persuasive letter and a newspaper report. 


This half term in topic we will be looking at the Stone Age to Iron Age. By the end of term, children will be have an understanding of when the era was, what and where Skara Brae is as well as explore beliefs in the Stone Age. The Home Learning Challenges for this topic can be found below. The deadline is Monday 17th May.


This half term our science topic is ‘Magnets and Forces'. Children will explore how things move, how surfaces affects movements, how magnets behave and magnetic materials. 



P.E. lessons will take place on Wednesday's and Thursday's with Coach Jack. 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.



Our topic for this half term is 'Holy Week and Easter'. In this unit we will look at Christian practices and beliefs linked with Holy week and the Easter story.


This half term, our topic is 'Rights and Responsibilities'. We will cover the following topics:

  • Volunteering
  • Staying safe
  • Fact or opinion 
  • Looking after the environment  
  • Money 

Home Learning Challenge - Volcanoes


Home reading books - Children will be given a new reading book every Friday once they have returned their previous one. Reading record books will not be sent home.


Reading With Your Child

Some questions to ask your child whilst reading together:


1. Look at the front cover. What could the book be about?

2. Who is the author?

3. What does that word mean? Read the words around it to help you figure it out (context).

4. How can you read an unfamiliar word? Can you sound talk and then blend?

5. Who are the main characters?

6. What do you think will happen next?

7. How do you think that character feels? Why? How would you feel in that situation?

8. Can you predict how the book will end?

9. Who is your favourite character? Why?

10. Is there a hidden message in the story? What is it?

11. Can you retell the story in your own words?             

12. Do you like how the story ended? Can you think of another way the book could have ended?


Useful sites for reading

A Guide To The Curriculum