elm-leafWelcome to Elm Class Years 3 & 4

Teachers: Mrs R Saunders and Mrs E Lewis
Teaching Assistants: Mrs E Young and Mrs J Jeffery

What a lovely end to the week!

Year 4 have enjoyed a fantastic day at Studland Beach, where they learned about how arches and stacks are made and about the habitats of the sand dunes. The afternoon was spent running around the grounds of Leeson House, orienteering! (See gallery for some more pictures.) Year 3, meanwhile, enjoyed their quiet day with Mrs Brooking, Mr Cuff and Miss Turnbull!

Happy Half-term!

We are looking forward to hearing all about the children’s trip to France, after the half-term holiday. We have finished the week with a super Year 3 day at Carymoor (see gallery for pics). The remaining Year 4 children had a fun day too with Mrs Brooking, Mr Cuff and Mrs Jeffery. Enjoy your break and let’s hope the sun shines!

Violin lessons are progressing well

We are really enjoying our Thursday morning violin lessons with Mrs Ely and here are a few photos of us all playing. We have already been playing tunes using the four strings (G, D, A and E) and this week put together a medley entitled ‘Cheesecake’, which included lots of musical texture!



Year 4 trip to Studland Bay and Leeson House

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Homework and Home Learning

 Spellings :- To learn for Friday 13th July
Kilimanjaro: straight, strength, though, although, thought, through, various, weight, woman, women
Everest: asked, began, does, found, know, walk, almost, stopped

Mont Blanc: straight, though, although, thought, through, weight, woman, women

Times Tables :- To learn for Thursday 12th July

These need to be learned so that you are able to answer questions speedily and out of sequence. 

Everybody now can be tested on ANY times table, so keep learning those you are unsure of.

The latest challenge is to complete a 12 x 12 grid out of sequence within the 5 minutes given, but nobody has conquered it yet!




There is NO extra paper based homework this term.


 Remember to check the Active Learn website to see if you have been given any new games to play!

Reading Rewards

Reading rewards for the Summer Term 2018

We continue to encourage the children to read at home and to have their book signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. For every 4 weeks that your child has reached the home reading target, they can choose a small reward. There are lots of goodies on offer.

Well done to those children who continue to achieve their home reading target!

This term, the reading record books will continue to be checked every Thursday for our records. We do remind the children to give in their books, but will not repeatedly do so. You can help at home by reminding the children before school on Thursday mornings – thank you.

Keep up the good work and let us know if you have read a really good book!