Elmley Castle C.E. First School

Elmley Castle C.E. First School

A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth

Main Street, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, WR10 3HS

01386 710279

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. 
  • 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. Our pupils endeavour to become independent readers by the time they 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 other Thursday- please come to school in your forest school kit on that day. 
  • PE is every Wednesday- please come to school in your PE kit on this day. 
  • Each term we have a learning log focus for the whole term, which incorporate  English, Maths and Topic tasks. 

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 links to the latest spelling lists:

Autumn Term 2020: Stars and Stripes 

In Elm class this term we have loved exploring space and drawing comparisons between America and Europe. One of our focuses in RE has been to focus on the Jewish Religion and from this we have been able to try their cuisine. Most of us preferred this to what we were also treated to - space food! As cool as it was to try space food... it was kind of dry. Within our topic of space we learnt songs about the planets, made bookmarks with mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets and all about the geocentric and heliocentric models of our universe. We were inspired by pioneers in space, authors and artists - our class favourite was Jackson Pollock. We went through vigorous training to pass space school - luckily we all passed and were fully fledged astronauts at the end. In Forest school we've been building dens, swings, designing and building hedgehog houses, creating recipes in the mud kitchen, drinking hot chocolate and pond dipping.

In English  we practised writing a diary entry as if we were Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong flying to the moon for the first time! Included in our writing were 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 - which most of us turned into posters to reference at home!

In Maths we all feel far more confident in the number system and have greatly developed our understanding of addition, subtraction and began to look more into multiplication. To assist us with our multiplication we have had a new addition to help us progress, Times Table Rock stars; we even got to have a rock star day and enjoyed changing our avatars to suit challenges we were set! 

In our Topic lessons we have developed our understanding of physical and human geography alongside learning all about the continents and European and South American countries. There are many landmarks we have found throughout the world that we have said we would love to visit at some point in our lives.


In PE we have developed our gymnastic and athletic capabilities.  We have learnt 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. We used this skill to help each develop with our throwing and catching techniques with various pieces of equipment in athletics.


We are also very proud of our achievements at home. We have brought in many wonderful creations and work that we have tried really hard on into school to show our teacher or to put on display! Overall we have loved this term and wish we could do it all over again.

Topic Web

Learning Log

Recommended Reading Lists

 Brilliant Book List Y3.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y4.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y5.pdfDownload
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 Mr Jarvie's suggested book list.docxDownload
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Guidance on how to support your child's reading

 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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