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:
In Elm class, we are learning about Ancient Egypt. So far, we have learnt that the Egyptians believed in an afterlife when they died, and that they planned a lot for it. If they were a Pharaoh or a rich person, they would be buried in a pyramid with all of their belongings. Egyptians would take out people's intestines, lungs, liver and stomach before they created a mummy - this was called mummification.