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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