W/C 11th December 2017

Week beginning 11th December The last few weeks have seen Elm class practicing ready for the Christmas performance.  The boys and girls have all learnt their lines and practiced singing with their costumes on.  At first they found the costumes frustrating to wear as they are quite heavy robes and cloaks.  We know all the hard work and practice will be worth it as you will all be impressed when you watch the performance on Thursday 21st December.  We hope you enjoy the show.  

W/C 4th December 2017

Week beginning 4th December As regular visitors to elm classes information page may be aware our language focus in school is Spanish.  This half term we have tried to link together some of our existing knowledge of Spanish and create a character.  We have used a website which allows us to choose some characteristics and then write them in Spanish.  The children have then all translated these to English.  We had lots of laughs making our own and then as per usual the staff became the target.  I am unsure if most of the staff have green skin, red eyes and a pink dress, but that’s what the children all think.  It was great fun and nice to hear the children sharing their knowledge and learning.  

W/C 16th October 2017

This week our year 6 children from across the school have been on an activity week.  Each day we have travelled to an outdoor education centre and taken part in some sports which we do not usually do at school.  We have tried a crate challenge where the group work in pairs to build a big tower.  The children all wanted to build the highest tower and it became competitive in a friendly way.  We have also got very wet paddle boarding and raft building.  The children have had a great week and are all very tired.  They have developed their existing and new friendships and have gelled as a class team.  Well done all of you for trying new activities and challenges.  Enjoy the half term break.  

W/C 9th October 2017

This week saw the culmination of our toys challenge as the school competed in the final competitions.  Elm class have planned and created some amazing models and each child has tackled the focus for each toy with great enthusiasm.  All the class were very proud of their final designs, although if we had a penny for each time they spotted something on someone else’s model they liked we would all be very rich.  By identifying the positives on other children’s models the children were able to complete a more thorough review of their final designs and have been able to identify changes they could make if they ever had the chance in the future.