Eliza and Jude are our School Council representatives
In Elms Class we are committed to helping one another be successful and happy learners. We are respectful to everyone in our class, and we recognise how valuable each and every person is. Our Zones of Regulation board is an important part of taking care of ourselves and our friends. It shows how we are feeling, and we try to think of strategies to overcome any feelings, which make it hard for us to enjoy our day.
In Elms, we value our roles of responsibility, which help us to take care of the classroom and remain organised.
We enjoy our challenging curriculum, where we build upon what we have learned from last year. Our maths lessons allow everyone the opportunity to access the same learning, and we enjoy talk tasks, which help us to think deeply about our mathematics. Elms Class is encouraged to explore different ways of explaining our mathematical thinking, and to show our understanding through pictures as well as words or numerals.
Our English lessons cover the teaching of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Performance poetry is particularly interesting, and we enjoy being creative with language. Elms covers many different genres and text types to allow us to explore the world around us.
History allows us to investigate diverse cultures like the Shang Dynasty, as well as travelling all the way back to the Stone Age. Our history and geography curriculum is challenging and encourages us to ask questions and explore evidence.
All subjects are valued in Elms, none more so than science, which covers exciting topics such as magnetism through the study of forces. We build upon our early knowledge of animals including humans as well as how to stay healthy. In the summer, we study rocks and soil formation – a topic, which helps us describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.
We love to dance in our class, particularly 1950s dances like the hand jive.