Welcome to Elm Class!

Elm is a year 4/5/6 class taught by Mrs Helen Walters.

Particular emphasis in Elm Class is placed on preparing children to have greater independence in their learning. Emphasis is not only given to their academic study, but also to personal enrichment with a focus on the whole child. We also encourage the children to take on different responsibilities around the school such as Play Leaders, Librarians and Collective Worship helpers.

Helpful information for Summer Term

We will be continuing last terms focus on life up until half term. The second half of the summer will be linked to a general theme of exploration and will focus on the performance (pantomime) and new experiences.

In Maths we shall put an emphasis on real life applications of maths and problem solving. This will develop mastery skills and link to other areas of the curriculum. In particular we will look at linking maths with a study of developing countries.

Our English will develop a range of writing genres which the children will present as a portfolio. We will hear children read regularly through guided reading/comprehension, individual readers and sharing class texts.

Science will continue to study the human body and healthy lifestyles.

Homework will be set on a Wednesday and we would like it back in the following Wednesday or earlier. There will be a spelling lesson on Wednesdays and the children will be given spellings to learn for a test the following week.

PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so please can you make sure your child has their kit ready - it will be outside this term. We will also be trying out some dance moves.