Welcome to Elm class.
In Elm class, Mrs. Blundell will be your teacher.
I am very much excited and looking forward to the year ahead!
We are learning
In English this term, we are beginning with reading a contemporary detective novel, Lori and Max. We move on to studying the poetry of Karl Nova and his book, Rhythm and Poetry. After half-term, we will be reading a text linked to our topic of World War 2. We will be covering a range of writing styles, including fiction, non-fiction, formal and informal writing. During this term, we will also be making sure the children have covered the appropriate grammar knowledge from last year and this.
In Maths we will be following our Maths No Problem curriculum. We will start by recapping on our knowledge of place value and spending time ensuring that the children’s number skills and calculation strategies are at the correct level. We will then move onto building our fluency when using decimals, fractions and percentages.
In Science this half term, we will look at ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ where we will learn about how animals adapt to their environment through small changes over generations. In the second half term, our topic will be ‘Animals including Humans’ focusing on the circulatory system and the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
In topic this term, our work will revolve around the Second World War. We will explore how the war began, how people’s lives were affected during the time and important dates and events. This will link into our work in English. We are hoping to be going on a school trip to Chislehurst Caves. Further information will follow.
HomeworkThis year, homework and each week’s spellings will be set on Seesaw. There is also a reading homework activity for each week which can be found in your child's Reading Record. Children are expected to read regularly and record this in their Reading Record. Please encourage your child to select a book to read from the book corner in their classroom and to choose a new book when they have finished each one. They must have their Reading Records in school every day.
This year Elm class have PE on a Monday and Thursday.
Every child needs to bring in a full PE kit including a top of their house team’s colour, clean socks and suitable trainers. Please make sure they also have a tracksuit for when the weather gets colder. This needs to be taken home at the end of the week and washed before returning the following week.
School journey will take place in w/c 27th September.
Our class assembly will be on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th November. This will be via zoom – details will be sent out nearer the time.
Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact us on our class email address if you have any concerns or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org