Elm Class Term 3/4 2019-20

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Dear Parent/Carer,

Happy New Year! Welcome back. This term is a long one, but should be full of opportunities for the children to develop and consolidate skills. We start the term with a focus on dance, welcoming Abi from AB dance school to run us through a dance routine ready for The Big Dance later in term 4. Details and how to buy tickets will follow shortly.

This term sees us focus on Scotland, looking at the people, places and geographical features of the country. We look at events that have transformed Scotland, along with people that have stood out in time. We will be having a special Scottish day towards the end of term 3, where the children will have the opportunity to dress up as Scots for the day, enjoy a Scottish feast and make some Scottish delicacies. Haggis tasting is optional! Please start to think about what they could wear, look out for kilts in charity shops and tartan scarves/trousers/socks etc.

As part of our studies, we will be looking at the impact of the Vikings on Scotland and how their traditions still live on today. We aim to build a large Viking boat in the atrium as part of these studies out of junk materials and papier mache. If you are a newspaper reader, please keep and send into school when no longer wanted. We also need large cardboard, so if you got a new TV or something in a large cardboard box please can we have the flattened box. Thank you.

In English, we continue to focus on punctuation, looking for opportunities for writing and extending writing. Our class book is called “The Journey”. Spelling continues as a whole class focus each week as well as handwriting.

In maths we focus on Bidmas, fractions and statistics. We continue to work on 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, as well as continuing our focus on learning our times tables. Times table knowledge is essential.

Mr Jamieson Agate. Class-teacher.