Welcome to Elm!



Key information:


P.E will be on Wednesday (indoor) and Friday (fencing with MSP) 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 when it gets cold)


This half term the children's topic will be 'Were they authors?'.  This will have a History focus. We will be finding out about the Shang Dynasty!


As always our English work will be supported by 'Active English' sessions.  Our focus in English this term will be Poetry and Stories with a fantasy setting. 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. 

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.


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 in January!

 Mrs Weston and Miss Denton

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