Year 4 – Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class.

Elm Class is where you will find our Year 3 pupils. The class are lucky enough to share the room with lots of adults to help us. Class teacher Miss Morris is joined by teaching assistants Mr Thomas, Mrs Chevins and Miss Stockton.

We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon with Mr Hounsell, our sports coach, and on a Friday afternoon with Elm Class adults. We love the range of sports that we learn; archery, cricket, dodge ball, basketball, boccia, rugby and many, many more. Mrs Allen-Brown leads us in our curriculum music lesson on a Tuesday as well as our singing club and recorder sessions for those of us that want to take part. Mr Thomas works with our class to help us learn Spanish, which we think is fantastic! Tenemos ganas de aprender y mejorar!

We love to learn! We are creative, experimental, inquisitive investigators. Our lessons are filled with the sharing of ideas and interesting discussions, exploring new topics and new skills. We use fun and engaging stimulus for lessons to ensure that every day is a new adventure. We strive to fire us the imagination and create experiences that the children will remember. Our independence is developing as well as our independent thinking and decision making. We use these skills and the resources around our room to help us in our lessons. We are currently following the adventures of another great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to Antarctica. After half term we will be starting our science project by studying in depth the fundamentals of electricity and sound. These are also the lessons that will get your child talking at home, so you might enjoy finding out a little about the topics they are learning so you can chat about them together.

In Year 4 we are encouraged to question, to be creative and to find pleasure in the wonderful world of books and stories. One of our favourite things to do in Elm Class is to share our class story. We enjoy immersing ourselves in the plot and talking about what we think might happen next. The grown-ups always attempt the different characters voices and tease us by leaving us on a cliff-hanger!

One of our most important jobs in Year 4 is to become outstanding role models for the younger pupils in school. We’re brilliant at this thanks to demonstrating our learning behaviours. This term we are focusing on resilience.

Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. and NNS programmes to support their phonics and SPAG development.