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Welcome to Elm!

 

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Today Elm were visited by John a volunteer from the RSPB. We looked outside for homes for nature and found much more than we expected.
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On Wednesday we looked at melting ice.  We found that the ice cubes sprinkled with salt melted first.
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Science Week
A fantastic day was had by all on the farm and the beach in Brean.  Elm would like to thank all those who helped out on the day.  Thank you, it was great.
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On Monday the 13th June we will be kicking our Health Week off with the  'Have Breakfast' challenge.  From Tuesday - Friday Mr Fogarty will be on the playground 8.30 - 8.45 to lead children, and any adult wishing to join them, in 'Wake Up Shake Up' a little exercise to get us active.  If you take photos of  your family joining in any of our Health Week challenges, and you would be happy for them to go on our school web site, please send them in with your child.

Thursday 9th June was a very busy, fun packed day.

 

It started with a trip to Tesco.  Look at how excited all the children were when they were handed their clipboard before finding fruit and vegetables of different colours. 

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Children and staff did a little food tasting.  Well done to those children who tried something new and used interesting adjectives to describe the tastes.  Children also chose ingredients for a bowl of muesli to take home.  I hope they have all enjoyed eating their healthy breakfast at home.

 

Don't forget that on Monday 13th June

our first health challenge of 'Health Week' is

'Have a Breakfast'.

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We also looked at healthy and some not so healthy food choices of foods.
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Children in Elm should now be able to name some foods that have natural sugars and some that have added sugars.
The freezer was so cold we just stepped in and straight back out again.
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The chillers were cold but not as cold as the freezers.
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Everyone joined in celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday by dressing in red, white and blue, and sharing a delicious lunch.  Thank you to Mrs Holleran and staff for your great effort. 
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I have stuck your child's number bonds for 10 test in his/her homework book.  Please look and support him/her in his/her learning of the number bonds.  Some children will have been asked to continue practising the number bonds to 10 and others will have been asked to practise the number bonds to 20.
Today, Friday 22nd April, we have been investigating in the garden.
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Children in Elm will be having a weekly number bonds test on Thursday's.  I will aim to have these stuck into their homework books so that you can follow their progress.  So begin with practising the number bonds to 10, then 20, then 30 etc.  Remind children how they can use the number bonds to 10 to make number bonds to 100 in 10's.

 

8 + 2 = 10

80 = 20 = 100

Thank you for working so creatively with your children on their Easter bonnets.

Congratulations to

Archie who won first place and

Erin who won second place.

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Children should be practising the ten times tables for the test on Thursday 3rd December.

We have been measuring length using cubes as our unit of measure.

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In science this week, Elm made individual shadow puppets.  They found this very exciting.  Next week we will be thinking about how sound is used in celebrations.  We will be making some instruments to create our own unique sounds.  If you would collect and send into school, by Wednesday next week, any of the following items it would be very much appreciated: bottle tops (metal and plastic), odd pieces of fabric, card board tubes (not toilet rolls), elastic bands, tin cans (pop cans, baby food containers, food cans without sharp edges etc).

Ask your child to explain how shadows are made. They should all know.

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This week we have been programming Beebots.  The children enjoyed it very much.  Next week we will be sending the Beebots to different destinations.  It will benefit your children if they understand what a quarter, half, three-quarters and a whole turn are.  We have began to introduce this in mathematics but it is still very new to them.
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Elm would like to give a big thank you to Veer and Viraaj, who very kindly brought a doughnut each for all of Elm and Shivam who brought a lolly-pop each for all of Elm, so that we too could join in with the Diwali celebrations. THANK YOU BOYS!

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Mrs Best's literacy group have had great fun in role-play as the characters of the book 'A good cook?'

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Children should be practising the 5 times table for the next test on Friday 20th November. Start by counting in 5's and then practise writing the answers.

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Children in Elm are now practising counting in two and the two times table.  Please support them at home by practising daily. They will be tested on Friday 6th November.
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Friday 23rd October was Multi-Faith day at Our Lady of Lourdes.  Elm were learning about Islam.  Some children dressed up and role-played. 
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Some of us have been using the Numicon plates to find different ways of making ten.
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Daily Reading

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Please hear your child read daily and ensure you sign their diary.  If your child's diary has not been signed your child will be asked to read during morning break.  Thank you for your continued support with this very important part of your child's learning.
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Children in Elm should be practising the two times table for the test on Thursday 22nd October.  At the moment we are focusing on counting in 2's.  Children in Miss Yate's and Mrs Best's maths group should be practising the 10 times table.

 

The online maths homework is up and running.  I have set two tasks.  Some children have already completed these tasks.  Well done to those children!  Anyone who has not signed in should do so ASAP because I will be setting more online tasks this Friday 23rd October.

 

Visit the webpage: www.mathletics.com

 

Use your username and password to sign in and the tasks will be there on the first page that opens.  If you have already completed the tasks please try the other available activities.

 

Every child's username and password is stuck into the front of their reading diary.

In R.E. we have been looking at different celebrations.  Veer and Viraaj have been telling us about their Navaratri celebrations at home.  They also very kindly brought in some chocolates to share with their class.  Here are some pictures of them celebrating Navaratri.
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