Welcome to Elm!
What Do I Need?
In our topic sessions we have a Design and Technology and Art focus for this half term. We will be creating picture frames by first exploring existing products, creating a design using key criteria, using tools to work with our materials, assembling our components and then evaluating our final product. We will also be using our Art skills to paint a picture to sit inside our frame. But, before that we have a mysterious 'wow' day planned, 'Dinner for 87',can you make any predictions from the clue?
Dates for the Diary:
Monday 25th February- Return to School
Monday 25th February- Year 3/4 'Wow' day.
Monday 18th March- Year 3/4 School Trip- details to follow.
Monday 18th March- Parents Evening (3.45pm- 6.00pm)
Wednesday 20th March - Parents Evening (6.00pm - 8.00pm)
Friday 29th March - Science Report Write
Friday 5th April- Break up for Easter
Tuesday 23rd April- Return to School
P.E will be on a Tuesday (Outdoor) and a Wednesday (Indoor) 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
- jogging bottoms and jacket (for outdoor PE when it gets cold)
- plimsolls are optional for indoor PE
This half term the children's topic will be 'What do I need?'. This will have a focus on Art and Design and Technology. We will be creating our own picture frames!
As always our English work will be supported by 'Active English' sessions. Our focus in English this term will be Instructions and Recounts 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, addition and subtraction, money and fractions. This will be carried through to our daily maths sessions, fluency grids and fluency challenges.
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