Welcome to Elm Class.
Mr Strawson (Monday to Friday)
Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.
Please make sure that your child has the following in school:
- A PE kit
- Outdoor shoes that can be worn on the field when muddy
- A water bottle
Children also need to bring their reading book (either one from the school library or home) and reading record into school every day.
In Term 1 we will be doing plenty of non-narrative writing linked to our topic, including non chronological reports, persuasive writing and instructions.
In Term 2 we will be focusing our writing on the story of Leon and The Place Between, a magical fantasy tale! We will be writing our own versions, alternative endings, diary entries and much more besides.
How could you prove that magic exists? Where do things go that magicians have made disappear?
Our learning will cover the following:
Place value, mental addition and subtraction strategies, written methods.
Mental multiplication and division strategies, as well as 2d and 3d shape.
Can you use the most efficient method to + - x and ÷ and make quick mental calculations?
What are the properties of different 2d and 3d shapes?
SCIENCE AND COMPUTING
Rocks and soils – where do rocks come from and how are they formed? What are the properties of diferent rocks and why might that be useful in our daily lives?
Why is soil so important and what is actually in it?!
What does e-safety mean? Do you know how to keep yourself safe online?
Can you prepare a multi-media presentation?
The history of chocolate began with the Mayans. Can you design and make your own chocolate bar and wrapper?
Can you create your own Mayan-style glyph?
Can you identify different genres of music? How do they make you feel? What do the terms tempo, pitch and dynamics mean?
PE & PSEE
In Terms 1 & 2 we will be doing the following sports:
Year 3: Football, Hockey
Year 4: Hockey, netball
We will also be doing gymnastics and dance. How could you improve your skills for each sport?
This term we will be looking at ‘New Beginnings’ and ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.
How can you work with others to meet new challenges and overcome problems?