Elgar Class Newsletter - Term 5

Classroom News

We are now settling in to term 5 and all the children are enjoying our new topic ‘Burps, Bottoms & Bile!’ The children all loved last term’s topic of ‘I am Warrior!’ - we had great fun dressing up as Romans, baking bread in the ‘Great Roman Bake Off’ and competing in the ‘Gladiatorial Games’! Thank you for all the homework that was completed. I really enjoyed reading the Roman word searches and looking at maps of Britain before and after the Romans arrived.

The topic this term will cover the journey of a piece of food through the digestive system, how to keep our teeth and gums healthy and how to keep our bodies healthy through diet and exercise.

A quick reminder for uniform - children are expected to come to school in full uniform everyday. This is a white polo shirt, grey or black skirt or trousers and a navy blue jumper/cardigan with or without the school logo. School shoes are to be sensible black shoes. All uniform must be named to ensure everyone’s belongings can be easily found at the end of the day.

P.E. kits must also be in school everyday. A P.E. kit is a white t-shirt (with or without school logo), blue or black shorts and trainers or plimsols. When the weather is cooler children are welcome to wear tracksuit bottoms in a suitable school colour. Please ensure all kit is named and is in a clearly named bag.


Children will again be bringing home their PIP books. (Parents in Partnership) in which we would like them to complete topic homework tasks taken from the sheet provided with the book. These tasks can be completed in whatever time frame suits you across the term but the book must be returned by the end of term with the pieces of work completed. This can be written into the book or just be photographs of the homework activity taking place. In addition to the Topic homework we ask that the children learn a spelling list each week, these will also be found in the PIP book. There will be an informal spelling test on Fridays for these spelling lists. Times tables should also be practiced during the week – the children compete daily. Reading All children have a reading book to take home everyday, along with their reading contact book. To make the best progress it is important that your child has an opportunity to read with an adult at home everyday for around 5 -10 minutes. We would be very grateful if could record any home reading your child does in their reading contact book.


Many clubs are available afterschool including sports and choir so please ask at the office if your child is interested in taking part in any after school activities.

Mrs. Miller

To be the best we can be

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