Welcome to Elm Class and the Spring term.
Children in Elm Class are all in Year Three or Year Four and are aged from seven to nine years old.
Our teacher is Mrs Whitfield and she is assisted by Mrs Atkinson, Miss Wilson and Mrs Moon. Miss Creek joins us in the mornings for maths and English.
We do guided reading, maths and English in the morning. This term we will be continuing to improve our grammar with the Active English program. We're getting really good!
Our IPEEL experience will be making Stone Age huts and studying 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura.
In maths, amongst other things, we will be making sure that we learn our tables off by heart. Year Three will need to know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x, and 10x tables by the end of the year. Year Four need to know all their tables by the end of the year! Learning multiplication tables is very important so please make sure that you practise at home regularly. There are lots of DVDs and apps that will help.
For our topics, we are following the Cornerstones curriculum. This term we are following 'Tribal Tales'. We will be looking closely at the Stone Age for this. Mrs Whitfield set a homework project to support our learning before Christmas. This is to be handed in on Monday 11th February. There is a copy of the project on the documents tab. It's a good idea to do a little each week and not leave it until the last minute. In science we will be looking at light and the life cycle of flowering plants.
In geography we will look at human and physical geography and will relate this to Stone Age times. In D.T. we will be studying Stone Age tools. Our art lessons will look at Neolithic art.
Please make sure that your child has their P.E. kit in school. They will be doing dance with Mr Wright on Wednesdays and this will culminate in their taking part in a competition against other Year 3/4 children. Elm will also be swimming every Monday this term.
In religious education we will be considering what we learn from people of faith today. Elm's reflection corner this term is a Stone Age hut!