Welcome to Elm Class!
This year, our class has 25 children each in year 5 or 6. We are the top of the school so we set the example for all the children in the lower years. Our teacher is Mrs. Taylor - Hicks, and our teaching assistant is Mrs. Scott. We are an independent class, so we do things for ourselves rather than the teacher doing it for us. Working as a team is very important as we have a team point jar - we put stones in the jar for when we are working well as a team - and we get a class treat if the jar is full. Our behaviour chart is where we get tallies if we work well and whoever has the most tallies at the end of the day is star of the day. Also, we learn lots of different topics across the year and have lots of fun. All of the year 6s in our class have different responsibilities, such as: house captains, who take care of their houses and sports captains, who help with sporting activities.
This term's topic:
This term we are learning about space! Firstly, we learnt about the planets, how big they are and how far they are from the sun. In English, we have written descriptive paragraphs about the moon, and we have also looked closely at the moon's appearance. I can't wait to see what this term gives us!
In the first week of term, Elm class learnt all about WW1. Did you know that is it the 100th anniversary of it ending? We have learnt what the trenches were like - there were hundreds - you could get many different diseases, like trench foot, which is where your foot rots. Millions of people died, just for us, and now we remember them with poppies because poppies were the first things to grow in the battle fields.