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Elmley Castle C.E. First School

A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth

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 Miss. 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. 
  • Please can children wear their PE kit to school every WEDNESDAY
  • Please can children wear their forest school kit to school every other THURSDAY starting 10/9/2020
  • Each term we have a learning log focus for the whole term, coming soon.

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:

Autumn Term 2020: Stars and Stripes

In ART Elm Class have been looking at Jackson Pollock, an American artist who painted abstract works. As a class we went out onto the playground and squeezed paint onto background paper whilst running up and down alongside it.

We then moved onto Andy Warhol and took photos of ourselves to colour in the style of the pop art that he is so renowned for. 

In R.E. we are looking at the various celebrations experienced in the Jewish religion, primarily the Jewish New Year known as Rosh Hashanah. They traditionally eat apples with honey at this time and Mrs Corbett allowed us to try some in class! 

In Science we have been looking at the various theories of our solar throughout the years and Elm Class produced posters on the Geocentric model and demonstrated what it may look like outside on the playground using ourselves as planets. As part of her homework Olivia brought in a model of the solar system as it is currently viewed. 

In French we have been looking at everyday items you would find around the classroom and practising our greetings to one another...

Elm Class went to space school and ate like an astronaut, designed a spacesuit, investigated a new planet and went through vigorous training to exercise in preparation for the next mission. Here are some of our activities...

Elm Class have been thoroughly enjoying Forest School every other week on a Thursday where we have been building dens, swings, designing and building hedgehog houses, creating recipes in the mud kitchen, drinking hot chocolate and pond dipping?

Having fun at play time- taking advantage of the last of the warm sunshine and being able to get out on the field!

In ENGLISH this half term we have been practising writing a diary entry as if Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong flying to the moon for the first time! Included in our writing we have being using various techniques such as fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and personification. We have been looking at the difference of writing in third and first person and learning the definitions from our Elm grammar glossary. 

In MATHS we have our weekly times tables tests to move up the balloons to complete all 12x. We learn the divides equivalent alongside them. Time is put aside within class for the children to familiarise themselves with Times Tables Rockstars and we would like to encourage with children to play this as much as possible at home. The year groups cover different subjects across maths with the Year 3's looking at place value, estimation and column addition and subtraction. Year 4 and 5 have been doing a more advanced version of place value looking at Roman Numerals and negative numbers within that.

in our TOPIC we first looked at where the continents  are situated within the world specifically North and South America in comparison to Europe. We then identified the differences between human and physical features within those areas and mapped them on a template continent. 

In PE we are doing gymnastics and learning how to balance elegantly for a sustained period of time. We take it in turns to time and spot one another so we can give pointers as to where peers can improve on aesthetics of the balance.

In worship we leant through song what the spirit of the fruit means to us, and how we can follow in Jesus' example.

Lunch time!

Charlie and his rocket going above and beyond for his homework!

Topic web

Learning Log

Home Learning

Should your child need to self-isolate, please find links below to activities that follow our class curriculum study.

 Stars and Stripes self isolation learning.docxDownload
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Handwriting and Spelling Practice

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Recommended Reading

 Brilliant Book List Y3.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y4.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y5.pdfDownload
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Can you solve the mysteries?

 The Mystery of the Snaffled Scarecrows Maths Game.pdfDownload
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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

Recommended Reading Lists

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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