The Eager Elms were lucky enough today to have some Art teachers from Pingle teach them how to work with clay and produce a decorative tile. The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the results were great!
Areas of Learning
Real life maths/spending within a budget
Leisure and Entertainment in Britain throughout the 20th Century
Covering aspects such as:
Biology strand – Animals, including humans
Why is pilgrimage important to some religions?
Sewing – Seaside themed Victorian samplers
Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat
The Eager Elms have been learning about the Iron Age and putting together some short drama sketches to explain the reasons why hill forts were so popular.
The Eager Elms have been writing their own Just So story based upon the stories by Rudyard Kipling. They were originally written for his five year old daughter, so we have read them to our Outstanding Oaks. They were great critics and the Eager Elms really enjoyed having them as an audience for their story!
Week 1 – Look at Me
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to hear main word classes • to use gestures to show they understand
Week 2 – Happy birthday
to listen and respond to simple rhymes, songs and stories • to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken • to use actions and rhymes, and play games to aid memorisation
Week 3 – Party games
to make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to recognise some familiar words in written form • to imitate pronunciation • to play games to help remember
Week 4- Come to my party
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Week 5 – Sports day
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words and short sentences • to hear main word classes • to engage in turn taking • to use a physical response
Week 6 – We are the champions
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to ask someone to clarify or repeat • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data
In this strand pupils will explore data in different contexts. They will use charting software and databases to collect and present their data to support other areas of the curriculum such as science, geography, maths D and T. They will use data loggers or Apps on tablets to capture data. They will be introduced to spreadsheets to solve specific problems. They will consider data in the wider context; what types of information are stored, how to keep data secure and private
- Begin to develop knowledge about how data is used in the world around them how/where it is collected. They will also consider issues such as accuracy, privacy and keeping data safe
- Use spreadsheets to develop an understanding of simple functions and create a simple budget. Use a variety of tools to collect data – Data loggers, weather stations, Apps on tablets, sport related tools
- Use the data collected to interpret, recognise patterns, describe events and answer questions
- Use databases to detect anomalies and inaccuracies and understand the need for accuracy when entering data
- Understand that personal data is collected by others for a variety of purposes – understand the consequences of losing data or incorrect data
- Use a spread sheet to write formulae to carry out calculations and use them to solve problems
You may find the following websites useful or interesting to share with your child:
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16 – for Maths
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm – some past SATs questions!
English: Classical texts – Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling, Persuasive texts and adverts, Report writing and Discussion
Maths: Number and Place value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, fractions, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra
Science: Living things and their Habitats
Topic: Stone Age to Iron Age
RE: What do religions teach about the natural world and why should we care about it?
PE: Football and dance
Grammar and Punctuation: Y6 – using colons and semicolons; understand how hyphens are used; using dashes to mark boundary between independent clauses.
Y5 – using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis; use commas to clarify meaning
Computing – Data handling- Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data – Databases
Music: Exploring lyrics and melody
For those parents who were unable to attend the meeting about preparing your child for SATS, here is the presentation that was discussed.
Please have a read through and if you have any questions, catch Mrs Weston on the yard or at the forthcoming parents’ evening after half-term.
We are the Eager Elms and are a class of Year 5 and Year 6 children. We have 18 pupils in our class and each one of us is very keen to work hard and be the best we can be. Our teacher is Mrs Weston and our teaching assistant is Mrs Brace, and together they work very hard to help us reach our full potential.
Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Tuesday.
We also have homework set twice a week:
Maths on a Tuesday to be handed back on a Thursday
Literacy on a Friday to be handed back on Monday.
Alongside this we have spellings to learn for every Tuesday and times tables to learn for every Thursday.
If we ever need any help with our homework then we can always ask Mrs Weston or Mrs Brace back at school.
We have lots to look forward to this year and reading the following pages will help you to discover more about what we are learning.