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Autumn Term 2 Elm Class newsletter

Literacy: This term in Literacy we are looking at our writing and our presentation. We are making sure our handwriting is always joined up and looking beautiful and making sure we take pride in our work. We are going to be checking back through our work and making sure we are using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and all of our grammar that we have learnt. So any support from home would be great, if your child writes something a little wrong, get them to go back and check their sentences make sense. We will be looking at different genres of writing including instructions and poetry.

In SPAG we will be using our adjectives and conjuntions. We will also be learning about using question marks, plurals, prefixes and commas in a list. Our writing is going to be looking super by Christmas!

Maths: This term in maths we will be using our number facts to help us add and subtract using a number line and partitioning. In the weeks to come I will send home a sheet showing you the methods we have been using in class so that you are able to support your child at home with some adding and taking away of two, 2 digit numbers. We will also be looking at measures and the value of money.

Alongside this we will take time out to practice our 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

Topic: Our topic this term is celebrations, there are many celebrations around the world this time of year and we are going to look at some of them; Bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas. We will be looking at where, when, who and how people celebrate these festivals.

R.E: We are continuing to look at the Christian traditions within the church and focusing mainly on the Lords Prayer. Of course, with the run up to Christmas and our Nativity, this will become a main focus of ours.

P.E: This will continue to be on Wednesdays with Mr Reade and Fridays with Mrs Flemming/Miss Reed. Please make sure your child has their PE kits in school as lots of these have been missing!

Sciences: Our science topic will continue to be Materials and looking at individual materials and their properties.



Yes, it’s that time of year! We have already started practising the songs in class. In a couple of weeks, we will be sending out letters regarding lines and costumes. We hope that you will come and support your children on Wednesday 12th December – the more the merrier. More to come soon!


Important dates:

Thursday 8th November – Outdoor learning day. Drop off at Benenden Girls School at 9am and pick up at 3pm.

Wednesday 14th November – Road Safety Show at Sissinghurst (Pick up normal from school)

Friday 16th November – Class Assembly

Friday 30th November – Forest School (Drop off at BGS; Walk back to school)

Wednesday 12th December – Nativity! 2pm

Thursday 13th December – Panto trip to Tonbridge Assembly Hall.

Friday 14th December – Christmas dinner at BGS and Christmas fair

Tuesday 18th December – Carol service 1:30 – Finish school at 2pm

Other notices:

Homework books should be in by Thursday each week and will be returned on Fridays. Reading folders should be in school every day.

In advance I would like to thank you for your support especially with the Nativity looming. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to come and see me or use your child’s reading record as a point of contact.

Thank you,

Miss Reed (Class Teacher) and Mrs Tompsett (Class TA)





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