Welcome to Elm Class! 

Autumn 1 2019

   This is me, who are you?

Our topic this half term is based around our local community. We will be learning more about ourselves in PSHE, finding out about Newark in Geography and we will be using our art skills to create a collaborative art piece with the rest of the school!

Dates for the Diary:


Tuesday 2nd September: return to school

Friday 13th September: Our Communitea event

Key information:


P.E will be on a Wednesday afternoon but it is a good idea to keep your kit in school all week, just in case any extra opportunities arise. You will need:

  • black PE shorts
  • white t-shirt
  • trainers
  • jogging bottoms and jacket (for outdoor PE when it gets cold)
  • plimsolls are optional for indoor PE


As always our English work will be supported by 'Active English' sessions.  Our focus in English this term will be . This will be linked to our topic work.

In Maths, we will continue to develop the concept of fluency, reasoning and problem solving through all aspects of our learning.  This half term we will be deepening our understanding of place value and addition and subtraction.This will be carried through to our daily maths sessions, fluency grids and fluency challenges. 

Homework: the task sheet will be given out at the start of term, so have fun trying to get that magic 30 point target!

My Book Blog and TT Rockstars are included on the sheet. If you  are experiencing any problems with these, or log-ins have been forgotten, please don't hesitate to pop in and we will try and help rectify the problem. However, if you are unable to access either at home, please do not worry! 

It is an expectation that the children read daily to a grown up, at home, for at least 10 minutes a day, please may we ask you to regularly sign their reading diary as evidence of this. As a class we are all striving to reach our 75 plus reads, so not only will the children be rewarded for their efforts, they will show an improvement in their use of language and develop their writing techniques.

We will continue with our weekly spellings. These will be given out on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. Remember if you score 8/10 or more on these then you can earn homework points towards the 30 point target!


In addition to these websites, Woodland Junior School has lots of educational games to play. Have a look and see!


Please do not hesitate to come and talk to us if you have any worries, no matter how big or small.

We look forward to seeing you all after half term

 Mrs Weston and Miss Denton

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