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Elmley Castle C.E. First School

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Elm Class Home learning

 A creative twist on your home schooling task for this week. Mr Jarvie has come up with a genius idea to bring you and your peers together. Can you create some dance moves for you class mates by drawing symbols? Take a look at the video below, you might see some familiar faces. Have a lovely week everyone and stay safe. 

Are you mathematician? 

Can you solve the maths mystery? 

New Mysteries to solve 

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Dear Parents please find out Elm Class topic plan at attached for Summer Term home learning. If you need any further help please contact Mr Jarvie on

Remember these are just for guidance. We love to see what you've been doing in your own special way and are very happy to receive e-mails showing us what you have been doing at home. 

Before 9am: Wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed and make bed.

9-10am: Youtube Joe Wickes PE daily, or yoga. I can recommend cosmic yoga videos on Youtube or BBC supermovers- we use these at school. 

10-12: Academic time-  highly recommended daily tutorials from Whiterose Maths, Classroom Secrets and BBC Bitesize.   If you clink on these links they will take you straight to learning that is organised weekly and daily.

Spelling pack links can be found below

12: lunch- get them cooking, baking or preparing meals with you

12.30- 1: helping with household chores- washing up, stacking dishwasher, wiping door handles etc.

1.30-2.30: quiet time- puzzles, reading, colouring, craft. 

2.30-4pm: Academic time-  A website with maths or spelling games,

Follow the supplementary lessons below from

Learn a language on or start a topic project.

An educational show such as a David Attenborough documentary or horrible histories, a virtual museum tour or practical activity shared on our learning log. 

4-5pm: Afternoon fresh air- a game in the garden or walk near home. 

5-6pm: Dinner

6-7pm: free time- watch a film together, play a card or board game. 

7pm: bed time routine. 


Oak  National Academy Supplementary Sessions:

These are virtual sessions taught by teachers that give good structure and follow the national curriculum for your child's age. We have selected some specific subjects that can develop on from our Topic Web. 


Maths  Year 3 - fractions

Maths Year 4 - Solving measures and money

Maths Year 5 - Converting units of measure

PSHE - Black lives matter

PSHE - Do you want to be a hero?


Science- energy


History- The Norman Conquest:

Class teacher topic learning map- summer term home-learning 2020

 Elm Class _War and Peace 2020 homelearning.pdfDownload
 Elm Class_ War and Peace topic homework.pdfDownload
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Summer term 1 Weekly spelling packs

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 tp2-e-432-planit-year-4-term-3a-bumper-spelling-pack_ver_7 (1).zipDownload
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Weekly home learning packs- Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secret resource packs downloaded for weeks 10 and 11.  These can also be accessed via the link above, click on home learning packs button. These are updated weekly, you can see other weeks by changing the weekin the drop down bar in the top right corner.

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Elm class

Welcome to the Webpage for Elm Class!

We are a Key Stage Two class made up of wonderful Year Three, Four and Five children. 

Our Class Teacher is Mr. Jarvie and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs.Priestley and Ms. Hill. 

Some Important Information:

  • We have new spellings each term and are taught a spelling rule to practise at home every Monday. We are tested on these words every Friday and our results are recorded in our spelling journals. Please ensure your child has their spelling journal in school on a Friday, 
  • Reading records are checked throughout the week in the mornings, we ask that a parent or guardian listens to us read and signs our record at least once a week. Mr Jarvie would ideally like you to read at least 3 times a week at home for about 20 mins each time. However, we endeavouring to become independent readers by the time we reach Year 4.  
  • Times tables are tested every Thursday and the children's results sheets are taken home each week with a target for improvement. 
  • Forest school is with Mrs.Davies every Tuesday-please make sure you have forest school kit and wellies in school at all times. 
  • PE is every Thursday- please ensure you have suitable kit in school at all times. 
  • We are trying a different approach to homework. Please see our Homework books for details. Please let me know your thoughts.
  • Each term we have a learning log focus for the whole term, 

At the bottom of this page you will find some useful documents explaining how you can support your child's learning in class, recommended books for your child's age group and and links to the latest spelling lists:

Spring 2020 - Summer 2020

Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020

Exploring our local area!

We loved learning all about how apple juice is made. We especially enjoyed being able to make some of our own!

We had a great day picking apples and can't wait to see how it becomes apple juice.

Summer Term 18/19- Romans Rock

Cricket club in full swing.

Watch out for our next match report.

Y3/4 have made it through to the county finals.

Bellboating on the Avon

Planting and taking care of our environment during Forest School

Spring Term Topic

Brilliant Britain 


Spring Term

Welcome to Class 3's Spring Term Blog

Each week the children will be writing the blog about our events and curriculum.

Young Voices.

On the 17th January 2019 class 3 (year 3,4 and 5) had the pleasure of preforming at young voices at Birmingham in the Rsort World Arena. We had an extraordinary time and loved every single act. There where over 6,000 children that made up the choir and we made such a lovely noise. The main thing that class 3 enjoyed was the dancing by the amazing Urban Strides! We also had a live performance from Tony Hadley ,Sharlene Hector,a message from Hugh jackman and Britains Got Talent golden buzzer winner ,Beau Dermut! It was nice to tell the parents to get up and boogie! We say thank you to the backing singers : Nick,Hatty and Laura-Jane. We say a massive thank you to every one who helped. We hope they raised a lot of money for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust                                              Year4 and 5


Every Friday ,since the start of term , Dave from Worcester Warriors has come to the school to teach Class 3 rugby. At the moment,we are learning the basic skills of tag rugby, because we are all at different levels.It is amazing to have the  Worcester Warriors come to our school. We have only had two sessions,but we have really enjoyed it.We really thank Dave for giving up his time to come and teach us tag rugby.We really love it!!!

                                                 By Year4/5

Thursday 31st January 2019


Every Tuesday class three go to Pershore Leisure Centre for swimming sessions. There are three groups, the bottom group, which is for not very confident swimmers, the middle group, which is for people who can swim well, but could use more practice, and the top group which is for confident and competitive swimmers. Gwen, the swimming coach, teachers the bottom group, Mrs Priestley teaches the middle group and Mr Brown teaches the top group.



Drama Club

Every Monday Jimmy from White  Socks Theatre  comes in to teach the children drama. Jimmy does lots of games with the children. It's so much fun. Over the next couple of weeks, Jimmy will teach the children a play and present it to the parents.

Graffiti Art

Early on Tuesday morning, something strange appeared on the walls of our school. It appears that somebody came on to the site and chalked graffiti art onto the walls. We are not sure who!


Class 3 engaged in a variety of investigations to discover how sound travels and how we can muffle sound.


On Tuesday 5th March, four members of Class 3 took part in the ESSA Herefordshire and Worcestershire final. The team competed alongside teams of children from Primary and Middle schools from both counties.The first relay was 100 metre freestyle. Each swimmer swam one length front crawl which is equivalent to 25 metres. The next race was a medley:one length backstroke ,one length breaststroke and two lengths freestyle.All of our swimmers swam brilliantly despite not being in year6 ,which most other swimmers were.We won both our races comfortably,but we haven't found out where we finished.Watch this space!

Class 3 World Book Day 2019

Rugby Tournament

On Wednesday 6th March, KS2 took part in a tag rugby tournament. During the morning, the team played six matches against local schools. I'm delighted to say that they won three, drew two and lost just one. More importantly their sense of fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork was exemplary.

They also got a chance to show off their new strip

Learning the guitar

Homework Baking Results

Autumn Term Topic: Mexico and the Mayan.

As part of our topic, Class 3 visited Cadbury World. A day enjoyed by all! Your children were a delight to be with. During the lunch interval teachers from other schools held our children up as a model of behaviour. I hope some of you enjoyed the chocolate.

Some examples of our Mayan masks. The children are looking forward to sharing our topic work on our open afternoon-Friday 7th December at 2:30

Some examples of our homework so far!

Maths examples to follow.

Science investigation:

We carried out an investigation to discover what plants need to live.

CLass 3 investigated the reproductive parts of a flower. They then classsified these as either male or female. We then acted out the polination process.

Summer Term: Ocean Deep, Mountain High

Save Our Oceans

Learning about data by playing World Cup football top trumps

SAS taste testing to survive on Kensuke’s island. Can we follow and improve upon these instructions?

Decimal Spirals

Spring Term: 'Victoriana'

As well as a fantastic trip to the Gloucester Life Museum, we learnt all about Victorian inventions. daily life, the royal family and crime and punishment in those days!

Autumn Term:  'Stars and Stripes'

Stars and stripes was an intergalactic learning journey studying our solar system and beyond. We also took a deeper look at our own very special planet Earth.

To start our 'Stars and Stripes' topic we made papier-mâché models of the planets in our solar system!

Look at our amazing learning logs! 

Halloween maths: addition and subtraction spiders!

Before half term we had a maths professor visit who showed us how magical maths can be!

In English we are learning about calligrams.

PGL was amazing! What fantastic fun we had; we conquered our fears and worked together to face the challenges set. 

Spelling Lists for this term Year 3/4 and Year 5

 Year 4 Term 3B Overview.pdfDownload
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 Summer Term 2 Year 5 Spellings.pdfDownload
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Recommended Reading Lists

 Brilliant Book List Y3.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y4.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y5.pdfDownload
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Guidance on how to support your child's reading

 Mr Jarvie's suggested Book list.docxDownload
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 Year 3 Reading with Your Child Parent Advice Booklet.pdfDownload
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Guidance on how to support your child in learning their times tables

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