ELM (ED) 2020 - 2021

Mrs Dancza

Mr Payne

Class Elm

In Class Elm, the teacher is Ms Dancza, and the teaching assistants are Ella and Max.

On this page, you will find information about our current Curriculum Vehicle and the learning we are doing in class this half term.


We have PE on a Thursday in Class Elm, so make sure you are wearing your trainers. While the weather is wet, it may be useful to keep a spare pair of trainers in school too. We will be swimming every Friday this half term. Please make sure your child comes to school in their swimming kit. Don't forget to pack a towel.

Special Breakfast happens each week on a Friday where we give our certificates to our Rights Respecting Superstars and find out which Duty bearers have earned an extra special mention too.

Homework is set weekly on a Friday and is due back to school by the following Wednesday. Please try to read with your child regularly either online using Active Learn or using a reading book.

Pupils have been given their login details to access our school learning apps at home. Please contact your class team if you need the login details to be re-sent.


Active Learn – https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk


My Maths – https://www.mymaths.co.uk


Purple Mash – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/bridgeleapupilre


TTRS – https://play.ttrockstars.com/


In the Summer term, we will be learning through the Vehicle of Marvellous Manchester. We will be learning about our fantastic city, both now and in the past, to find out how it came to be the great city it is today.



We will be learning:




Our RAFT for writing will include texts to persuade. We will be learning how to use persuasive features such as rhetorical questions, repetition, alliteration and expanded noun phrases to convince our readers to believe our point of view. We will be reading texts about the city life and history of Manchester.



In Maths, we will be focusing on additions, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.




We will be learning about Manchester as a city and studying where it is in the UK and the World. We will use technology such as Google Maps to find out where places are and improve our map skills, as well as looking at physical features such as rivers in and around Manchester.




We will be learning about Electricity and doing lots of practical investigations to find out about how circuits work.




Along with the whole school, we will be learning about programming and coding using Purple Mash. For the first half term, we will be learning all the coding skills and gaining new knowledge to be able to create our own games. We will then share these games with other classes, getting to see what everyone has come up with and evaluate them.


We will be learning about Romans and will find the answers to questions, like:

Who were the Romans?

When and how did they invade Britain? etc




We will be working with Jo the Artist again this half term. We will be talking about the style of Sue Scott’s paintings and design and make detailed slab buildings- using air-dry clay- in her style. We will be trying to make difficult roofs, chimneys and create texture on the buildings- for example, brickworks, windows, doors.





We will be learning to CELEBRATE DIFFERENCE by learning about stereotypes and learning new strategies to deal with peer pressure.



           To view any of the wonderful work that we have done in Class Elm, please refer to your child’s Class Dojo Class Story and Portfolio where you will find news, pictures and information about what they have achieved and how we have celebrated their achievements.







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