Welcome to Elm Class!

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

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

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Elm Class team, I am happy to welcome you back to a new school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognise that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

We have a very exciting term planned which is sure to ignite lots of enthusiasm from us all, and engage the children in a stimulating curriculum.

This term our topic will have a historical focus and we will be learning about ‘The Tudors’.

In Literacy we will be finding out about William Shakespeare with a focus on his work ‘The Tempest’. The children will be using a variety of skills in speaking, listening and writing to compose a biography , news report and their very own version of ‘The Tempest’

In Maths we will be focusing on developing their skills in the areas of Place value, Addition and subtraction and to continue to challenge children with problem solving.

Science this term will focus on Light and we will be finding out how we are able to see light and investigating how light travels in straight lines.

In topic we will be learning about the Tudor dynasty, looking at Henry V111 and the impact that the Tudors had on Britain. Our Art will be linked to Tudor Portraits and the children will be exploring the work of Hans Holbein, building skills progressively to produce their own Tudor portrait. Dance will also follow the Tudor theme and the children will have the opportunity to use their creativity to compose their own Tudor dances.

Our Christian word of power this term is resilience; this will be woven into all areas of the school life and in our RE teaching.

We will have PE on a Monday and Thursday so please can you ensure that your child has kit suitable for indoor and outdoor activities.

We do appreciate your support with home learning. This year we will be sending home spellings and maths activities and topic based activities half termly. Homework will be set on a Friday and can be returned any time up to the following Wednesday.

Yours sincerely

Elm Team