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Over the past week, we have been learning how to use money and identifying the different coins and notes. 

The children worked really hard and have produced some fantastic Maths learning. Well done Elm Class. πŸ₯³

Elm Class enjoying their golden plate playtime 😊

02.05.2024 🐒 


Wow. What an exciting start to May.


The children thoroughly enjoyed having a class pet for the day. A big thank you to Mia and her mum for allowing us to look after Herman for the day. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed checking in on him and having a hold of him. Hopefully he will come to visit us again another day. ☺️

30.04.2024 πŸͺ΄ 


This week we managed to spare a little bit of time to plant our very own tomato and chilli plants. The children thoroughly enjoyed planting their own plant and can’t wait to take them home and look after them. 

A very big thank you to Erin and her mum for supplying us with the equipment to do this. ☺️

This half term our main topic is "Does it always rain in the rainforest?." In science, we are learning about 'Plants.'

We will be using 'The Iron Man' as part of our English lessons and Whole Class Reading to support us with our learning. 

Please take a look at our Topic Plan. 



After looking at the features of a non-chronological report in yesterday’s English lesson, today, the children started their research on their chosen animal. The children were provided with different sources to carry out their research. They have drafted up some fantastic pieces of information ready to start writing their non-chronological report next week. 

Well done Elm Class πŸ¦’πŸ˜πŸ…πŸ¦“



Today, the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a fun and exciting English lesson. Over the next week and a half, we are going to be working towards writing a non-chronological report on African animals. Today, the children discussed what they already knew about non-chronological reports, what might be included in them, why we are writing about an African animal and finally chose their animal that they are going to write about.


The children spent some time discussing what they already know about their chosen animal and were able to link this to our current whole class read book The Butterfly Lion. 

Tomorrow we will be looking at the features of a non-chronological report. 

Well done Elm Class 🌈❀️



Today, we started a new experiment in our science lesson. Our aim is to find out whether the temperature affects the amount of water that evaporates. We have used four of the same sized beakers, popped 300ml of water in each beaker and will check the water level at 10:30am for the next week.


We have put one beaker near a radiator in the classroom, one on the windowsill, one outside and one in the fridge. 

Come back on Friday 22nd to find out our results ☺️

12.03.2024 πŸ“– 


Below are some pictures of the children reading with their partner. Whilst one child reads, the other child uses a lolly stick to coach the child who is reading. All children worked together fabulously and thoroughly enjoyed reading through chapter 11 of the Butterfly Lion. 

Well done everyone ☺️🌈

This half term our main topic is "The Mayan Civilisation." We will be learning about: What life was like at the height of the Mayan Civilisation. In science, we are learning about 'States of Matter.'

We will be continuing using 'The Butterfly Lion' as part of our English lessons and Whole Class Reading to support us with our learning. 

Please take a look at our Topic Plan. 

The children have enjoyed working with SeΓ±ora Craven to create their own Spanish calendars πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ ☺️

We’ve been looking at states of matter in our Science lesson this week ☺️

The children enjoyed writing a narrative this week. They were retelling a chapter from our current Whole Class Read book: The Butterfly Lion 🦁 πŸ“

Monday 12th February 2024


What a brilliant Monday we have had ☺️

Below are just a handful of photos from our day. 


During their P.E lesson, the children were working on their balance. They started off by walking across a beam. The children were given the option to use their partner as support to guide them across the beams. The children worked fantastically together ensuring that they travelled safely across the beam. The children then worked on balancing on the beam whilst alternating lifting each foot up. Again, the children worked fantastically in their pairs to support each other. 


In our Music lessons, we have been learning a new song, how to find a steady beat and how to use the glockenspiels. The children have worked hard to follow music notes and replay them with their glockenspiels. ☺️🎼


Well done Elm Class. πŸ₯°πŸŒˆ

A Marvellous Monday πŸŽΌπŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

The children have been learning the days of the week in their Spanish lesson this week. They all did a fantastic jobπŸ₯°

We have been learning about food chains in Science this week. The children had the opportunity to explore different food chains πŸ›πŸ€πŸ

Practising making sculptures in Art this week πŸ₯°

What a wonderful first week of learning in 2024! 

Welcome back everyone ☺️

We’ve had a brilliant first week back, the children have worked super hard and settled in well. 

This week we have started learning about the Human Body and the Victorians in our Science and History lessons. There are some images below of the children drawing around each other and having a go at placing the organs where they think they belong in the human body. The children absolutely loved this lesson and did a fantastic job. 

We have also started a new book called The Butterfly Lion. We read this book during our Whole Class Read and English lessons. This week, we have been getting to know the author Michael Morpurgo. Next week, we will start to ready a few chapters of the book in preparation for writing a setting description.

Well done Elm Class ☺️🌈 

Science - The first lesson learning all about the human body ☺️

What a fabulous afternoon. All of the children in Elm Class spent the afternoon in their pyjamas celebrating filling their class Pom Pom jar. We watched a movie and did some crafts πŸŽ„ πŸ–οΈ

Day 4 of our book advent calendar. Once upon a Mermaid’s Tail πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ 🩡

Day 3 - I Love You This Much β€οΈπŸ“•

Day 2 of opening our book advent calendar πŸ“•πŸ₯°

Day 1 of opening our reading book advent calendar. We thoroughly enjoyed reading When Jelly Had a Wobble πŸ₯°

Trying different salad ingredients in preparation for making our salad dishes in a couple of weeks πŸ₯—

We were working hard and using our abdominal muscles to help us balance during our P.E lesson this week πŸ’«

Exploring circuit components in our science lesson this week ⚑️ πŸ’‘ πŸ”‹

We enjoyed writing on our tables during Maths this week πŸ™Š

Show Racism the Red Card πŸ›‘

Printing during our Art lesson this week ☺️ 🎨

Team building in our P.E lesson this week ☺️

We love to take regular brain breaks and have a dance πŸ’ƒπŸΌ πŸ•Ί

We had lots of fun learning how to throw and catch in different ways during P.E this week πŸ€

Our first computing lesson of the year πŸ’» ☺️

We had lots of fun learning how to code during our computing lesson this week. The children worked hard to create their own backgrounds and worked together to think of ideas. 

Well done Elm Class! 🌈

It’s been a busy first week in Elm Class 🀩

Hello everybody and welcome to Elm Class!


Elm class is a year 3 class. In the class this year there will be myself, Miss Hewlett (Class teacher) and Mrs Armstrong (class TA). 



P.E will be on a Monday and Wednesday. 

Please make sure your child has a PE Kit in school. This needs to simply be a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and a pair of pumps or trainers for going outside. P.E kits can be left in school and taken home at the end of the half term for a wash. 



Homework will be set on Google Classrooms as in previous years. 



We expect your child to read at least three times a week at home to an adult. This needs to be recorded in your child's reading  record and signed by an adult. This record needs to be brought into school every day. We will check this on a Monday. Children will earn stickers for their bookmarks if they read 3 times each week. Once their bookmark is full, they are able to choose a book to keep. 


Book Changes: 

Book changes will happen every Monday. 



Children will recieve 10 spellings each week and will be tested the following week. Spellings will be given out on a Thursday, with the spelling test being the following Thursday. Scores will be sent home for you to see how your child has done. 



Children will need to bring a water bottle to school and it would be great if all clothes and coats can be clearly labelled. 


My door is always open and I am only a phone call away. If you have any concerns or anything you want to chat about, please do so. Alternatively, you can drop me an email to the class email address which is 


Here is to a great year and new adventures!

Miss Hewlett :)

Archive 2022-23

Elm Class enjoying a carousel of Maths activities βž•βž–βž—βœ–οΈ

Go Wild Day πŸ¦πŸπŸ¦ŽπŸ¦‹

Creating our own pictograms on the laptops in our Maths lesson this week ☺️

In our most recent PSHE lesson we learnt about LGBTQ+ and why people celebrate pride month. Each child created their own flag to represent them. The children used colours from the pride flag based on their meaning. 

Red - life

Orange - healing 

Yellow - sunlight 

Green - nature 

Blue - art

Purple - spirit 


Below are some images of the children and their flags. 

Well done Elm Class 🌈

Celebrating Pride Month β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ©΅πŸ’œπŸ©·

Enjoying the online session with the wonderful author Emma Reynolds πŸ“– ✍️

Our Emotion Maps ⭐️

World Environment Day πŸ’š

This week we learnt our Roman Numerals from 1-12 ☺️

Making our very own classification keys in Science this week ☺️πŸ₯πŸ¦‰πŸΉπŸ¦ˆ

Doing some preparation for our big write next week. We are going to be recreating the story of Leon and the Place Between πŸŽͺ πŸͺ„

Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles πŸ‘‘

William Morris printing πŸ–οΈ 🍁

Local area walk 🌸🌼🌻

This week, the children took part in a P.E lesson where they had to use their team work and organisational skills. 

The children were split into teams of six / seven and the aim of the game was for each team to stop the balloon from dropping on the floor. 


The children decided between themselves where they would like to position each player on their team. Some chose to sit close to the front, towards the back and towards the edge of the bench. 

The children worked hard and said how much they enjoyed this P.E lesson ☺️

PE πŸ€ΎπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΎπŸ½

World Book Day πŸ“š

From cave paintings to yoga to pyjama parties πŸŽ‰ 


We have had a jam packed 7 weeks and we have loved every minute. Another half term of hard work and determination from the children in Elm Class. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Stone Age and completed some fantastic pieces of History work and Homework about the Stone Age! 

We also had a lot of fun celebrating the children filling their marshmallow jar and had a pyjama party during the last week! 

I hope that everyone is having a lovely break and I can’t wait to see you all when we return to school. 

Miss Hewlett ☺️🌈

The end of spring term 1 πŸ₯°

Please be aware that Pine Class and Elm Class will be welcomed into school and dismissed from school via the side white door near the rear school car park. This is due to building work that has started. Please follow the signs:)

This week we learnt about verbs in one of our English lessons. All of the children worked hard to think of their own sentences and include at least one verb in each sentence. 

Some of the children had prompt sheets to help up-level their verb for example: walked - stumbled. Other children used colourful semantics to help them produce their sentence before copying these into their books.  Colourful Semantics is a system for colour coding sentences according to the role of different words. (If you look at some of the images below this should become a little clearer to understand or you can google colourful semantics and there are lots of helpful images.) These are fantastic for supporting children when writing sentences. 

Take a look at some of the images below of the children writing their sentences. I am sure that they will make you smile as much as they do me. 


As always, I am super proud 🌈 


Well done everyone ☺️


Wow! πŸ“

Below are some images of the children working together to make two piles. One being a list of time adverbials and the other being a list of non time adverbials. The children did this as a starter activity and did a fantastic job. ☺️

We were learning about time adverbials as the children we working towards writing a set of instructions during English that week. 

As always, everyone worked extremely hard and the children successfully used a range of time adverbials when writing their instructions on how to wash a woolly mammoth 🦣 ☺️ 


Well done Elm Class 🌈

Team work makes the dream work! β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸΌ

Our visit to St Chad’s Church this week β›ͺ️

What a fantastic first week back! 🌈 

The children have been learning how to multiply and divide 2 digit by 1 digit numbers. We have used counters, base ten and column addition to learn how to complete both calculations. 

The children have also been working hard to compare different calculations. The children have had to work out the answers to each calculation and decide whether one is larger than the other or whether they are equal. They use the following symbols to show their answers: <  >  = 


Please take a look at some of our pictures below ☺️ 


Well done Elm Class! 

Division βž—

Happy New Year πŸ₯³ 


Hello everyone, 

I hope you’ve all had a lovely break over the Christmas holidays. I just want to wish the   children and families of Elm Class a very happy new year. 

Let’s have a fantastic spring term! πŸŒΈβ˜€οΈ 


Miss Hewlett ☺️ x


Hello everyone ☺️ 


I just want to say a massive well done to all of the children in Elm Class for a fantastic start to the year. Everyone has settled in really well and worked extremely hard over the Autumn half term. 

It has been a pleasure to work with such a wonderful class and I’m already looking forward to welcoming you all back in January! 

I hope that everyone has a well deserved break and gets lots of rest over the holidays! 

Have a lovely Christmas and I will see you all in two weeks. 

Miss Hewlett πŸ₯° x 

100% Attendance in Autumn πŸ‚πŸ‘πŸΌ