Elm Class

Summer Term- Monday 1st June
 
This week as we start the final term of the year, we are giving a Maths and English Year Group Pack that covers all the objectives for the whole year. This pack is set out in a familiar way as it is similar to the school assessments we do three times a year with the same company HeadStart, which is the reason we have chosen this - supporting children with its familiarity.
 
As we have not been able to teach in the usual ways since the 23rd March, and as some concepts - particularly in maths  - are harder to present and teach online, you will find some of the content will not have been covered, yet this year. Please do let them try as they may be able to use what they know to help them; they may be surprised and proud that they can do it anyway using what they already know to help them. Do be reassured that on return we will - as we always do - teach to the needs of the children so any areas they find hard, or have not fully understood or secured, we will be planning to support once back in school (this, or the next academic year.)
 
The year group pack is only a guidance to the year your child completes. If you feel that a previous year group pack would be better for your child - please do not hesitate to use that. It does not necessarily mean your child is not working in their age group; but possibly that their confidence may need re-building and that the section in the booklet may not have been taught. 
 
We hope that you enjoy the testing of your understanding, knowledge, are not daunted by areas you find trickier and see it as a  working it out as a challenge not a problem. The answers are also provided in a separate document so you can mark your work and where you find there are errors - compare the answer and ask: 'Mmmmm! Where did I go wrong? Can I rethink this to get that answer?'
 
Once classes do come back, there will be an assessment to help us continue to focus the teaching on areas your child need as their needs are the starting point of all we do - emotionally, socially and academically.
 
 As before I am only an email away so if you or your child have any 
 questions or queries regarding the activities and tasks on this page  or simply want to let me know what you have been up to (I would love to hear what you have been up to !!) then please contact me via email lhawkins@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk between the hours of 9am - 5pm.
 
 
Miss Hawkins
 
Some of the resources below have been put into zip files simply to make the webpage easier to navigate. In order to access these files on your computer you will need to unzip them. The link below offers you details how to do this, I promise its not as complicated as it sounds. 
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/14200/windows-compress-uncompress-zip-files
 
 
 
Here are the photos that some of you have sent me to show your friends and myself what you have been up to at home.  
Learning Aids 
 
In class we use many different resources to support your child learning, these include sound mats to support writing and number lines to support numeral formation and calculations. Below you will find some of these resources which will be familiar to your child. 
 
Sumdog
 
The games on here are now assessment based and have been allocated to identify gaps in your childs learning.  
 
 
Sumdog - maths, reading and spelling
 
All  children in Elm Class have been assigned a log in for this website which has lots of maths, reading and spelling games. I have also allocated the children challenges to complete and will be checking online to see how they are getting on. 
 
 
Log in details
Username - child's first initial and surname,  all in lowercase and with no space i.e lhawkins
Password - Elm
 
School code - Berryhill3

Sumdog can also be downloaded as an app for free.

Below you can access all of the learning activities that have previously been uploaded to this page.