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Elms School

Elms School

Welcome to P3

Our year 4 classroom is a calm, engaging, productive environment for the children to learn in. A positive attitude, mutual respect and high expectations are encouraged, supported, and modelled consistently by everyone in the team.

The children are always encouraged to use their problem-solving skills to learn from any mistakes, and by working through these errors, it allows pupils to take ownership of their learning and develop a deeper understanding of their tasks.

This year so far, we have learnt some interesting details about animals and their habitats; the Ancient Egyptians; the prehistoric era and the school’s local area. The class have already made some beautiful items in Art such as Stone Age homes and Ancient Egyptian jewellery, however, we still have plenty to look forward to over the coming months.

Next term we will be looking in closer detail at the United Kingdom and the similarities and differences between the four countries.

We have exciting facts to learn for our new science topic, and electrical circuits to make! We also have the Ancient Greeks to explore after Easter.

The children will continue to become more confident with their reading by the use of the Read, Write Inc scheme and also by reading for pleasure in the classroom. We love to read as a class, especially where dragons or animals are a part of the story.

In Mathematics, we will be expanding on our current understanding of number by becoming experts in place value, and the children will also learn about time by using analogue clocks. This can be difficult area of learning for all children but by asking them to tell you the time at home regularly, you can support their development of this life-long skill.

As a class the children have developed a healthy outlook regarding their learning, and understand it is important for them to develop both academically and personally. The children have worked hard during our Thrive and Lego sessions to be respectful towards one another and are talking about their thoughts and feelings more readily. I am extremely proud of the progress the class are continuing to make in all areas of school life.

Ms Burns.