Welcome to Elm class
Summer Term 2019
This term Elm class are following a Talk 4 Writing scheme to create their own monster capture instructions. In this unit of work children will create an instruction text about capturing a monster. Children recently completed their ‘cold task’ writing activity, which will be used to highlight areas of focus for our coming English and SPAG sessions. We will be using Pie Corbett’s own ‘How to Catch An Ogre’ as our model text.
This half-term Elm class are focussing on Anglo-Saxons in their Topic sessions. We will be focussing on the tribes which invaded and settled in England, village life, artefacts, culture and Anglo-Saxon Gods. We will also be investigating which aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture/civilisation are still present in England today.
In Science we will be investigating living things and their habitats. Each week children will be carrying out practical investigations, answering enquiry questions related to plants and animals. This practical approach will also encourage children to identify scientific evidence that supports or refute ideas or arguments, and allow children to record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels.
In Maths we are starting to look at decimals, in this unit children will: extend their knowledge of fractions and connect this to decimals, compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places, round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number, recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½ and ¾, find the effect of dividing a one or two-digit number by 10 or 100, and identify the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
In ICT sessions children have been learning about e-safety (are you e-safe or e-not-so-safe) and have been having discussions about: what is appropriate when online, thinking before you send, the impact of electronic communication content and what actions to take actions to take if you see something that makes you feel unsafe.
In Art, because of the increasingly warmer weather, we will be conducting a series of art sessions outside to allow children to practice their observational drawing and sketching skills. Outside sessions will also encourage children to observe and appreciate the natural environment around the school.
In Music, Elm class are all very keen, motivated and passionate about their music sessions with Mr Taylor. Mr Taylor has commended the students of Elm for their focus and drive in recorder lessons. Elm class are currently practicing ‘London’s Burning’.
Mr J Stratton