Welcome to Year 4, which is now called Elm Class! I am very excited to be teaching you all again this year. We have a great range of topics and subjects that we will be learning about over the course of the year.
This is the main place to find all of the Elm-related information as the year continues. Here you will find lots of photos, information and fun activities for pupils and parents including: your topic homework, weekly spellings, newsletters, website links for fun games and learning as well as other information that might be useful to Elm Class.
If you would like to share anything or add anything to our page then come and find me!
This year our topics are arranged slightly differently and we will be focusing on a single topic for a whole term, rather than every half term, meaning that we will cover three in much more depth.
So for the Autumn we will be exploring the Celts and their civilisation that was spread over Northern Europe during the late Iron Age. We will look at their history, culture and religion, as well as the Celtic symbols that were used in their artwork and remain popular today. As usual I will upload songs and other media throughout the term to support this learning so stayed tuned!
The homework projects will be uploaded onto the website as they are completed and handed in, with prizes for the very best!
Super Points have been replaced with PRIDE points. At Snape Wood, we believe that every child should feel proud to be a part of our school and so we have introduced PRIDE points. Each letter represents an aspect of our school values:
P - positive attitude
R - respectful
I - inquisitive
D - determination
E - empathy
We will be using class dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children can still collect points and spend them in the PRIDE points shop. You can also follow what's happening in our classroom by signing up to our class Dojo app. If you require a letter to see your child's Dojo progress, please pop in and ask Mr Cordes.
Reading diaries should be in school everyday.
Pupils should read for at least 10 minutes everyday and record this in their diaries.
Spellings are tested weekly.
Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure. To support us in this, please make sure you read with your child for at least five minutes a day and write this in your child’s reading diary. When your child reads 10, 20, 30 and 50 books, they will receive a certificate.
In Elm Class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on green. If a child breaks one of our school rules they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour we move their name down to orange. If there is still no improvement the child's name is moved to red. Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system and we encourage children to work their way back up to green. If a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.
Red cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home ared card, please take the opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour and sign and return the card.
Green cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without receiving a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving the cards and look forward to bringing them home. If you sign and return your child's green card, they are entered into a prize draw.