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Welcome back - Autumn 2018

The adults in Elder class are:

Mrs Shiers

Mrs Foolat

Mrs Patel

Miss Foolat

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During Autumn Term our topics are 'In Your Element' and 'Come and Join The Celebration'. We will cover different subjects through practical and creative activities, alongside Literacy and Numeracy lessons. You can read more about the work we are covering on our newsletter!


Keep an eye on the Class Dojo for more up-to-date glimpses of our work in class. 

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Autumn focus!

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Within school and Elder class, there will be a focus on learning times tables for quick recall and reading for pleasure. The children will be working on these two things in school and at home. 


At the moment Elder are listening to Mrs Shiers read :

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Elder Autumn Newsletter 2018-19

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Elder Summer newsletter

Summer Term in Elder Class!


We have a very busy term ahead of us - three topics to cover, transition to Y6 or high school and lots of summer fun to be had!

The newsletter details some of the themes covered in our English, Numeracy and topic lessons. As usual we will develop our skills with written and creative work. 


Our first topic is called 'A World of Cracking Ideas!' Have we got a host of budding inventors in Elder Class? We will find out over the next few weeks. Our creative challenges will need us to use a range of skills: communication; cooperation; evaluation. I'm sure the children of Elder will rise to the challenge!
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Elder Spring Newsletter

This half term our topic is 'That's Life Episode 1' with a science focus on Life and Living things in the environment. Through our creative work we will also be covering Art, Computing and PSHE. Some Literacy and Numeracy work will also link with our topic. After half term our topic will have a history focus: Walk Like an Egyptian.


In Literacy our unit themes are Figurative poetry and Older Fiction, moving on to studying a novel, Myths and Legends and non-fiction writing.

Numeracy will continue to focus on mental strategies, quick recall and using and applying skills through a variety of units. 

December 4th - Today Elder were thinking about Tim the Ostler from the poem 'The Highwayman' . We found a clip of John Kirk, our visiting storyteller, giving Tim's side of the tragic story. Here is his clip from YouTube:


November 28th 2017 - Last week we had a visiting storyteller, John Kirk, in school. He showed the children how to tell a story from memory, using props and different voices to enthral the audience. The children across school really enjoyed their workshops with John. Here are some of the things Elder had to say about the day!


"The storyteller, John Kirk, told us a stroy which is so funny. the funniest part was when he squirted water from a tiny gun. The fun part was when some people came out and he dressed them up -but the dog from the story had an accident on them! Daisyfield - did you like this storyteller as much as I did?"

Humaira Cassamobai


"Our visitor John was telling us stories - the stories were funny and joyful. The highlights were when he squirted water all around us, put wigs on people and when you made someone wear the dog's mask."

Abdurrazaq Abdurrahman

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Today we are using Henri Matisse as our art inspiration. We have discussed reflective and rotational symmetry, degrees around a point and different media!


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Elder have been reading this fantastic book as a class story. This week we are using some of the text to develop our writing of complex sentences. 

The Alchemist's Letter

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Elder have really enjoyed using an animation called The Alchemist's Letter on The Literacy Shed. We used the film to introduce a range of writing features including simile, metaphor and pathetic fallacy!
Here is some of the work we have been covering in our Abracadabra topic!

Baking bread: irreversible changes

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Welcome to Autumn Term in Elder Class!


This half term our topic is Abracadabra! We will be investigating materials, mixtures and how to separate them. The topic is a science theme, but we will also be linking ICT, dance, Music, Art, DT and some elements of Literacy and Numeracy.


After half term we will move on to a creative craft topic based on Celebrations and festivals.

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Keep up-to-date with our work in class on Class Dojo - we post photos and information about our lessons!

Elder Newsletter Autumn 2017