Elm

W/C 18th September 2017

As regular readers of our weekly news will know in DT this term we are looking at toys and planning to make some which are focused on a challenge.  This term there will be a school wide competition to design toys with the aim of creating toys under three categories.  The categories are:

  • Furthest travelling toy
  • Highest flying toy
  • Best looking toy
The planning for these has started to take shape and we are about to start building them.  The children in Elm have tackled the focus with excellent enthusiasm and are already reviewing and adapting their work as they move along.  Well done Elm class.

W/C 18th September 2017

As regular readers of our weekly news will know in DT this term we are looking at toys and planning to make some which are focused on a challenge.  This term there will be a school wide competition to design toys with the aim of creating toys under three categories.  The categories are:

  • Furthest travelling toy
  • Highest flying toy
  • Best looking toy
The planning for these has started to take shape and we are about to start building them.  The children in Elm have tackled the focus with excellent enthusiasm and are already reviewing and adapting their work as they move along.  Well done Elm class.

W/C 11th September 2017

This week has seen us start our new topic which is focused around toys.  The class have started to look at the history of toys and how they have changed.  There was much laughter when I told them that the staff used to play with dolls.  Stop laughing as you read this as they were dolls for boys called Action Man.  We looked at how toys have developed and started to think about planning toys which will support our Design and Technology this half term.  As part of this we have made some simple moving string puppets.

W/C 4th September 2017

This week is the first whole week as a year 6 class.  The boys and girls have started to settle down and work together well as a group.  Also this week we have completed the first of our class resilience days with the focus being new beginnings.  The class have talked a lot about how they have changed since they have been at school and how they think they can help their new classmates.  This has been a great activity to support our work to create a class identity and we will be able to refer the children back to their work so they remember the things they can do.

14th – 18th September 2015

This week Elm Class have been learning about why the Romans wanted to invade and had the opportunity to take part in a Roman Day where they trained as Roman legionaries, made bread over open fires and made torcs. The class also had a very successful first horse riding trip with Andover RDA. 14.9

7th – 11th September 2015

This week Elm Class have been working really hard in Literacy and Maths and have begun our new topic “Romans”. We have investigated settlements and why people move from one place to another as well as learning about when the Romans arrived in Britain. We also had a visit from Andover RDA to prepare the pupils to begin horse riding next week. 7.9