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We hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed some glorious sunshine. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back into class for Summer 2. Please scroll down for information about this half term in Elm Class.

 

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 for the first two weeks whist the children are daily swimming. From 21st June, PE will return to every Monday and Wednesday. Children should come into school wearing their kit on PE days.

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

 

Dates For Your Diary 

* Monday 7th June: Summer 2 half term begins.

* Monday 7th June - Friday 18th June: Daily swimming

* Thursday 8th July: Sports Day

* 13th July: Move up morning 

* Monday 12th July: Summer 2 Home Learning Challenges are due to be returned for marking.

* Friday 23rd July: Last day of the Summer 2 half term.

 

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.

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Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

Curriculum News

Maths

This half term will we be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation. Pupils will then move on to identifying perpendicular and parallel lines, followed by horizontal and vertical lines. The final new topic of the year will be perimeter of figures, where children will be measuring and calculating lengths. We will end the term recapping the units from this year. 

 

English

This half term we will be exploring two books. Our first will be Joseph Coelho's 'Werewolf Club Rules' which is a collection of poetry with a theme around school and family life. We will look at a selection of poems for the book and there will be many opportunities for children to respond to these as well as draft, write and perform their own versions. Our second book is 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne - a fascinating picture book which explores serious issues of loneliness and parent child relationships through the quirky world of human/gorilla transformation. Children will be drawing on their inference to explore illustrations and characters. There will lessons where children will use drama to respond to parts of the book as well as independent writing lessons to produce a letter and narrative recount.

Spellings

The children will continue to 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.

Topic  

This half term in topic we will be exploring Bury/Manchester as children develop an understanding of where we are on the map. This cross-curriculum topic will see us study the history of our town as well as the renowned arts and culture of Manchester. The Home Learning Challenges for this topic can be found below. The hand in date is Monday 12th July. 

Science

This half term will we continue our topic of ‘Plants' in Science. Children will cover the following objectives:

  • To identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants.
  • To explore the requirements of plants for life and growth.
  • To record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables by observing and recording plant growth.
  • To investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
  • To explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants.

P.E.

This half term the children will be working with a coach to work on striking and fielding. P.E. lessons will take place with Miss Bird on Mondays from 21st June and Wednesdays from 9th June. Children should come into 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 is colder) on PE days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.

 

R.E.

Miss Sutton will continue to deliver the unit 'Rules' to Elm Class this half term. Children will be focusing on the Ten Commandments before moving on to learning about rules for living in other religions.

PSHE

Our focus this half term in PSHE will be 'Being my Best'. We will be thinking about keeping ourselves well and healthy, identifying what we are good at and what our talents are, being kind and having positive and healthy relationships. Miss Sutton will deliver this unit. 

MLF

This term we will continue our unit, 'Bonjour' before moving on to 'En Classe' where we will explore classroom objects, instructions as well as comparing French and English schools. 

Home Learning Challenge - Bury/Manchester

Reading

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 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

A Guide To The Curriculum

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