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Welcome to Miss Ellis' class. This Spring we will be learning...

Where will your journey take you?

 During the first half of the Spring term, we have chosen to focus on exploring journeys.  We are using the book 'Jack and the Flumflum tree' by Julia Donaldson to launch this theme for the term. The first home activity of the New Year has been to invite each child to design their very own Flumflum tree and the results have been amazing!

Flum Flum book(2)
flum flum pic(2)


  The story of 'Jack and the Flumflum tree,' will help to stimulate our writing this term. The children will beome familiar with the story using signifiers. The children will revisit Language in Colour identifying different parts of a sentence and in particular look at adjectives. Once they have internalised this story we shall then start writing the story imitating Julia Donaldson.  They will then change elements of the story such as the charaters so that they write their own story.

Jack and flum flum tree list(1)


The children are taught maths daily through investigations and ‘CLIC’ sessions (Counting, Learn-Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation). Using these approaches, the children develop a strong understanding of rote number facts, as well as learning to apply their knowledge to solving a variety of problems in real life contexts.

This term we shall be consolidating the children’s knowledge of odd and even numbers using the popular characters Odd Todd and Even Steven. This will lead us into our focus for the term which is division. The children will initially investigate halving numbers sharing between two and then we shall investigate sharing amounts between more than two. The children will at all times apply their number skills to real life problems in various contexts such as money, mass and length.  ‘Beat That’ tests will be sent home fortnightly to ensure these number facts are secure.



We shall again use 'Jack and the Flumflum tree' as a stimulus for science enquiry. Stu, Jack's friend at one point falls in the water and we shall investigate different materials that will help him stay afloat and the ones that don't. This will lead us further in our invesigations looking at the different properties of materials.