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Welcome to Elm class

 

 

Welcome to the class page for Elm class. Here you will find lots of information for pupils and parents including: topic homework, newsletters and important notices.

 

Our aim in Elm Class is to create an atmosphere of fun learning where children can discover and learn about a wide variety of different topics all across the curriculum. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office.

Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas.

 

Thank you for your support

 

Class Teacher: Miss Bradley

 

 

 

If your child is currently off school due to self-isolation, illness or school closure and you would like to continue their learning at home, we would recommend the following resources.

 

Twinkl

This website is offering parents the use of their resources, free for a month. You can also download and save resources to use at any time.

 

Follow the steps below to access this offer:

Step one: Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step two: Enter your details in the 'New to Twinkl' account box using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

 

 

You will then be able to access year 4 resources for your child at home. If your child requires a different level of work or you have more than one child at home, you can access all levels of work from KS1 and KS2.

 

Classroom Secrets

This website is offering free resources to children and parents to help with home learning. See the link below:

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/

 

TTS

Home learning packs available for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

 

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

 

Teachstarter

This website is offering a free year 4 learning from home resource pack. See link below;

 

https://www.teachstarter.com/gb/teaching-resource/year-4-school-closure-learning-from-home-pack-uk/

 

 

Top Marks

A free maths website that includes times table games.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Times Table Rockstars

If children have their times table rockstar log in details at home, they can also access the following website:

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22052

 

 

BBC Bitesize
This BBC website has resources for a variety of subjects for KS2 children.
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

IXL

A maths website with activities and quizzes

 

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-4

 

Prodigy Maths

A maths website

 

https://www.prodigygame.com/

 

Sumdog

Maths and spelling website. Now free for home learning.

 

https://pages.sumdog.com/

 

Get Epic

A website for reading. Currently free for 30 days.

 

https://www.getepic.com/

 

Spelling Frame

Free website to help children practice spellings.

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

High lights kids

A fun, educational and free website with games and activities.

 

https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

Switch Zoo

A fun website with educational games with an animal theme.

 

https://www.switchzoo.com/

 

Storyline

A lovely website with many stories that children will love.

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

History for kids

A website with information about history.

 

https://www.historyforkids.net/

 

Mini maths

A maths website for yrs 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

 

National Geographic for Kids

Fun website

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Pobble

A website for English activities

http://www.pobble365.com/

 

World book reader

A website with a variety of books

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw

 

PE

Keep your child active with Joe Wicks' 30 minute PE home workout. A new video is posted at 9am every day.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

National Literacy Trust

Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

 

Listen to a story by David Walliams

Free audio books. A new story is available everyday at 11am.

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

The maths factor

A maths website with games, lessons and activities. Free during school closure.

 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

 
 
Elm class children can also complete some of our topic homework activities. These can be found on this class page in our homework section.

Topic Summer 

How has Mother Earth changed

over the years?

 

 

 

Our topic this term is all about our Earth and how it has changed over the years. We will be looking at and exploring the world around us, how it has developed and changed over the years from the time of early settlers. The children will also be learning about what resources early settlers valued, how the area and landscape impacted on their choices and how settlements are linked. We will be linking our learning to Science and Art through insects and animals and their habitats too. Paper mache here we come!

 

For more details on this topic, please see the topic web.

Here are some great examples of the work we have been doing in Elm Class so far this year...

PE is on a Thursday & Friday

 

If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons. 

 

Please send your child with their PE kit in a bag on Thursdays as we do PE in the afternoons.

Children may wear their PE to school on Friday.

Reading in Elm Class

 

 

Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure.

 

To support your child, please could you read with them at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Reading diaries will be checked daily so please send them in every day. 

 

Pride points will be awarded to children that read at home. 

Behaviour in Snape Wood

 

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 the child's name 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 at every stage 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 (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please 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 getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.

 

Pride Points and Class Dojo

 

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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 collect points and spend them in the PRIDE point 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 let us know.

 

 

 

 

Headlice 

We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat is necessary.

 

Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.

 

Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.

 

Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.

 

Things you can at home

 

 

Read together everyday

Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school

Help your child to learn their weekly spellings

Practice times tables

Have fun together smiley

 

Thank you for your support

 

Miss Bradley

 

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