elm-leafWelcome to Elm Class Years 3 & 4

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

Welcome to the Summer Term

It has been a lovely start to the summer term, with some warmth and sunshine…..finally! This term, we have a geography-rich topic, entitled ‘Mighty Mountains’. Elm Class have already had an exciting time learning about how to use an atlas to locate the world’s highest places and this is something you may like to support and continue at home.  Look out for our termly booklet which will be on the website next week, as well as a copy coming home with your child.

Sport Relief

Well done to everyone who remembered their donations for Sport Relief today. Elm Class had a lovely, sporty Friday afternoon of tennis coaching (from Sherborne Tennis Club) followed by football (through Footie for Dorset). The children showed their non-chronological reports based on our history project in assembly, which they had researched themselves, learning about note-taking skills in the process. One week to go until Easter – don’t forget to bring any Easter bonnets, if your child is making one, for the competition on Wednesday!

World Book Day fun

We have enjoyed the postponed activities from last week regarding World Book Day, with great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters. It has been lovely to share the children’s special books and hear about the best bits! The ‘Books at Bedtime’ last night was a great success and very amusing for all! The children have been using their creative ideas to design a book cover for their own mystery stories.

Stone Age Weaving and Making Christingles

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Homework and Home Learning

 Spellings :- To learn for Friday 27th April
Pyramids: accidental, accidentally, actual, actually, address, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, calendar
Pharaohs: make, could, night, good, her, one, love, little
Sphinxes and Mummiesaccidental, actual, address, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, calendar


Times Tables :- To learn for Thursday 26th April

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

Year 3: 5 x and 6 x  tables

Year 4: Keep learning the times tables you are unsure of. Each week, you will continue to have 5 minutes to complete as much of the 12 x 12 tables grid as you can.

Well done to those who have achieved this – you can keep trying to improve your own time!


There is also a paper-based maths task this week.


 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!