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.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and 2018 brings peace and happiness to you and your families. This term we will have a historical focus and study the Ancient Egyptians as well as looking at the history of sound technology. There will be lots of opportunities for research, projects and creative applications.
In Maths we will continue to develop multiplication and division skills and apply them to fractions and decimals. We will also link maths to our topic work by looking at 3 D shape and angles. Problem-solving and word problems are key areas of maths and we will continue to challenge the children with these type of problems.
Science this term will focus on sound and hearing as we have some wonderful musicians in our school we will be drawing on their expertise.
Our Christian word of power this term is reflectiveness; this will be woven into all areas of school life and be clearly linked to our RE teaching.
Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested on a Friday, we will also be learning spellings in class sessions. We will hear children read through a mix of individual reading, group reading and shared class texts.
We have PE on a Monday and Thursday so please can you make sure your child has kit suitable for indoor and outdoor activities.
We do appreciate your support in helping your children learn especially with home learning. This year will we be sending home spellings and mental Maths activities weekly. Extended projects will be set half termly which will cover a range of subjects and be completed over a longer period of time. Home work will be set on a Tuesday and can be returned anytime up to the following Monday. Please do encourage your child to develop independence in organising their PE kit, homework and letters home.
We would welcome visits or artifacts from any members of the school community who have expertise in any of our topic areas. Please do feel free to come and visit the classroom to see our displays as we develop them over the term.