Welcome to Elm Class.

Mr Strawson (Monday to Friday)

Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.

General Information:
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.

Homework and Spellings

You can now download the class HOMEWORK and PLANNING mats for term 1 by clicking on button below.

ENGLISH

English
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?

MATHS

Maths
Our learning will cover the following:

Term 1
Place value, mental addition and subtraction strategies, written methods.

Term 2
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

Science
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?!

ICT
What does e-safety mean? Do you know how to keep yourself safe online?
Can you prepare a multi-media presentation?

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Design Technology
The history of chocolate began with the Mayans. Can you design and make your own chocolate bar and wrapper?

Art
Can you create your own Mayan-style glyph?

Music
Can you identify different genres of music? How do they make you feel? What do the terms tempo, pitch and dynamics mean?

PE & PSEE

PE
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?

PSHE
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?

HUMANITIES

Class Timetable (Subject to Change)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
School Begins
Session 1 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Break
Session 2 English English English English English
Session 3 Guided reading Guided reading Guided reading Class Service Guided reading
Lunch
Session 4 Topic Computing Science PE PSHE
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 5 Topic Art/DT RE French Games
School Ends

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