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Welcome to Elm Tree Class - Mr Johnson

Welcome back!

I hope you have all had a restful summer and are looking forward to your first term in the juniors! Please refer to the welcome letter and curriculum overview in the 'Useful Information' section below for further details about some of the things we will be learning this term.

On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in Elm Tree Class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there.  

We are set to have a great year and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and your families over the coming term and it is important that we work in partnership to ensure the very best for your children. If you have any queries or need some support, please do not hesitate speak to me at the end of the day, phone or arrange an appointment. 

Don't forget to follow @elmtreeGSP if you are on Twitter for regular updates. 

Kind regards

Mr Johnson

Useful Information

Key Messages

Below are some reminders to help you keep on top of our weekly routine:


  • Remember to read for around 10 minutes a day, at least three times per week. Please leave a note in your child's planner so we know how they have got on.

Times Tables:

  • Children should try to use TTRockstars and NumBots regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables and basic skills. Login details for these websites can eb found at the front of your child's planner.


  • Spellings will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday. Children should practise these throughout the week ready for their spelling test on the following Friday.


  • Homework will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday and should be completed and returned to school by the following Friday at the latest. Homework will alternate between a maths or english task each week and will be linked to the unit of work children are covering in class.


  • Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE kits as they have done last year.

Elm Tree Google Classroom Access + Class Twitter


Our Curriculum


In English this term, we will continue to extend our knowledge of punctuation and grammar and continue to work on our reading and spelling skills. We like to link our English learning to texts and use these to inspire our writing. One of the texts we will be using this term is The Flower by John Light. 

The Flower(2)


In History this term, we are looking at the enquiry question 'Who Were The Mayans?' and will focus on what life was like during this time period and their achievements. The child will explore where this time period of history fits in relation to others and look at how aspects of their lives have influenced ours today. 

Maya 1(2)Maya 2(1)


In Science this term we will be learning about Animals, including Humans with a focus on the digestive system. The children will describe the functions of the basic parts of the human digestive system as well as identify different types of teeth and their functions. 



In Geography this term we will be looking at the question 'What Makes the Earth Angry?'.  We will be learning about our planet's natural disasters: earthquakes and volcanoes. We will look at what happens when a natural disaster takes place and why they happen. We will also learn about how some countries have put in measures to protect themselves. 



In Maths this term, we will be focusing on extending our knowledge of Place Value and Number from Year 2 and looking at using the four written methods of calculation. We will look at different ways numbers are represented and understand how to compare and order HTO numbers up to 1000. We will continue to solve number based problems and continue to work on learning our times tables.



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