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Elterwater - Y4&5

In Elterwater Class, we always try our best to be resilient and independent learners. This academic year has not been the easiest, but we have stepped up to high expectations when learning both at home, and in school – always approaching our learning with a smile! Our teachers, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Fairhurst, always ensure that our learning is both fun and a challenge. There is certainly never a dull moment in our class!


Whatever the topic we are studying, Elterwater Class enjoy getting stuck in, and partaking in additional research outside of the classroom. We use our online learning platform, Frog, to keep each other updated with our achievements, both in and out of school, and enjoy sharing our accomplishments with each other. 


Throughout the Summer term, we have been reading ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rendell. It has kept us hooked throughout with twists and turns that none of us expected. This text has also inspired us to write a series of fantastic narratives of our own, creating an excellent bank of adventure stories for us to read in class.


In Mathematics, we ensure that we act like real mathematicians by explaining and proving our thinking, showing our understanding in different ways and challenging ourselves to solve problems in different contexts.


Our class councillors, Alex and Evie, are excellent representatives of the ideas that we share as a class and ensure that our voices are heard. Eddie and Eva, our Eco Committee members, represent our environmental concerns as a class and feedback whole school action from the wider school committee meetings.


As part of our ‘Eco-Week’ in school, our class discussed what was important to us and thought about how we could improve our school environment for the better. We decided that it would be a good initiative to develop ‘Meat-Free Mondays’ in school, and started a vegetable garden in a disused space on the school grounds to ensure that we could provide the school kitchen with sustainable, home-grown veg. We have thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility of tending for our own vegetables and have worked well to organise our time to ensure that they are growing successfully. We have since developed delicious recipes that could replace a meat alternative on the school menu and written a series of incredibly persuasive letters to persuade Mr Pincombe that this is the right initiative for our school, and the global effort to combat Climate Change.

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Remember to visit Frog every week and Sumdog or TTRS each day to keep your English and Maths skills sharp!