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Mr L Chapman


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Mrs C Savage

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Sandford Mill Trip

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Sandford Mill Trip

The children were lucky enough to visit Sandford Mill Museum this week to learn about forces and rivers, linking into our Science topics this year.

In the morning, Elm class had the opportunity to put all their knowledge of forces into practice by testing scientific principles such as friction and aerodynamics; finding the best ways to move heavy objects and creating planes that would travel through the air with the least air resistance.

In the afternoon, the class went on a river walk to learn all about the how the Chelmer River was once used to power the Sanford Mill and used to provide drinking water for the people of Chelmsford. The children were eager to learn how the river was formed, at what rate it flowed and they were able to see first-hand how the water was cleaned and tested for its purity.

The class had a lovely day and learned a lot throughout. Both instructors told me they were pleased with how engaged the class were and how well behaved they had been.

I would also like to say a big thank you to the parents who came along to help.

Mr Chapman

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Spring Term

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Spring Term

This term has seen lots of activity in Elm class. From Pop Art drawing to messy Science experiments, we've seen and done it all.  

The children have worked extremely hard so now i hope we all have a cracking Easter!

Mr Chapman & Mrs Savage

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The children of Elm class have been learning about fractions using KAHOOT! this week. The class worked in pairs and answered questions that were displayed on the board using iPads as an interface. Points are awarded not only for correct answers but also for speed, so accuracy is just as important as timing. 

The class have embraced this new form of learning and have been eager to use it again and in other subjects.

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This week the children have enjoyed travelling through time to the swinging 60s to learn about the art of Andy Warhol and the Pop Art style. The vibrant and bold colours he used contrasted with the thick black thick lines to show the light and the darkness of the subject have intrigued the children who were very eager to learn about it.

Our budding artists have now started to create their own masterpieces in the style of Andy Warhol, which can be seen above, and they will continue to learn about the style and create more colourful artwork in the coming weeks.

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Something Fishy...


Elm is lucky enough to have a fair few aquatic members of the classroom, from our tiny baby guppies to our massive pink kissing gouramis. The children have watched eagerly as our class fish tank has been transformed from an empty container into a flourishing tropical environment for our cute and colourful companions. 

The fish tank was running swimmingly (pun intended) for the Autumn term until disaster struck and the water turned green (OH NO!). But, with some quick investigation we found out that the water had too much algae growing in it so, with the addition of an ultra violet filter, we were able to get the water back to being crystal clear again.

It may have taken a while to set up, but the tank is now ready for the children to take on the responsibilities of tank monitoring and feeding the fish. Our fish tank managers: Tyler, Kieran & Zemoya will be taking a further role in making sure these tasks are being carried out by delegating them to other children and carrying them out themselves when necessary.

As a class, we are very proud of our fish tank and love watching the fish grow. Parents and carers will be able to see the tank itself on Parents' Evening where Mr Chapman & Mrs Phillips will happily answer any questions you have about our feisty, fascinating fish.

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Important Information

Homework is set on FRIDAY and due the following WEDNESDAY.

P.E. is now:

Tuesday OUTDOOR             Wednesday INDOOR

Appleton Trip:

Our trip to Appleton School is on Friday 1st March. Children need to attend school at the usual time and will be back before home time.

Children must bring their own packed lunch. If your child is entitled to free school meals, a packed lunch will be provided.


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