Elm Class News
Spring Term 2022
In Year 2, the children had a fantastic Spring Term with a visit to Christ Church, learning about Easter and why it is important to Christians.
During our Science lessons, the children studied animals and habitats. A workshop from Zoolab showed how confident and brave the children were handling animals and learning facts too.
They learnt about fractions in Maths, folding paper into halves, thirds, and quarters, focusing on key vocabulary such as numerator and denominator. Daily mental maths warm ups, focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts to ensure the children are continually building their skills and confidence.
In talk for writing, the children focused on the text 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' writing character descriptions and their own versions. They looked at non-fiction texts, identifying different features. Year Two have enjoyed learning about similes and alliteration to use in their writing.
For our wows and wellbeing sessions, the children very much enjoyed the cooking sessions and eating what they made.
Spring Term 2020
For the majority of children we were teaching remotely. This involved a daily English and Maths live lesson as well as one other live lessons focusing on a range of other topics such as French, RE, History, Geography and Science. We also celebrated Wellbeing Wednesday where all children tried to spend the day off the screen focusing on their wellbeing. We are so proud of all families and children for their resilience during this time.
Some wonderful work was completed during this time.
Autumn Term 2020
In Year Two, Elm and Fir Class have been helping Miss Taylor by investigating which materials would be most suitable for some new spoons in the Dining Room. Through experimenting, we realised that materials that can bend, stretch and twist would not suitable for a spoon.
In English, we have consolidated key sounds and are now practising to answer different comprehension questions, as well as developing our writing, which included describing monstrous beasts.
For our Maths topics, we have worked on finding efficient methods to add and subtract two digit numbers and are learning to master money.
In RE, we are exploring the key question; Why does Christmas matter to Christians? We have watched some exclusive videos showing local churches celebrating Christmas.
Autumn Term 2019
Elm Class have thoroughly enjoyed learning about rainforests as our topic. In English we have learnt about the features of non-chronological reports and using these features, we have created our very own information texts about rainforests. In Science we explored how to change the shape of different materials and have learnt about their properties. In Maths we have begun learning about money and able to use a number line to solve 2-digit addition and subtraction problems.
Summer Term 2019
Elm Class have been making the most of Outdoor Learning Week. We have learnt all about Minibeasts, Flowering plants and Birds. We thoroughly enjoyed going on a Minibeast hunt and have learnt all about their Microhabitats. Elm class have done lots of cross-curricular learning by constructing or own tally charts and bar charts based on the data collected over the week. In Literacy we have learnt how to include interesting adverbs to extend our writing and have thoroughly enjoyed creating our own poems following an established style and pattern.
Spring Term 2019
This half term Elm Class have worked hard to develop their ICT skills, we created our very own presentations on Keynote to show our understanding of The Creation Story. We learnt how to insert images, change the colour of text boxes and change font size! In Literacy we have been doing lots of acting and can now use a range of punctuation including speech marks. In Maths we have been focusing on division, multiplication and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Hampton Court Palace where we learnt lots about our current History topic of Kings and Queens.
Autumn Term 2018
Elm Class have had a busy half term learning all about rainforests. The children have loved sharing their wonderful rainforest creations which have been a real treat to see. They have learnt lots of amazing facts about rainforests and have written their very own information text. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about how animals survive in rainforests.
Summer Term 2018
With SATs in full swing Elm Class have been practising some Mindfulness at least once a day. The children are taught to focus on their breathing (in through the nose and out through the mouth), making their body feel heavy and relaxed and letting their worries arrive at the train station and then swiftly leaving on the next train.
Spring Term 2018
Elm class have been learning about volcanoes this half term. We went on a virtual expedition to different volcanoes around the world and then worked collaboratively to design and build our own volcanoes before erupting them. It’s been great fun!
Spring Term 2018
This term Elm class have been learning about materials. We have learnt all about their different properties and uses. The secondary science ambassadors even came down to do some science demonstrations for us too!
Autumn Term 2017
Elm class have enjoyed learning about hygiene and healthy eating. We especially enjoyed making healthy meals.
Autumn Term 1 2017
This half term elm class have been learning about rainforests. We researched their locations, learnt about the weather and animals living in them and why they are important.
We made our own information e-books all about rainforests.