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Elm Class - Y4

Happy Half Term Elm Class !


We hope you have a lovely rest and speak to you all in Summer Term 2


**Class Blog on Purple Mash!

To access this, firstly make sure you have been in touch with the office to gain your login and password. 

Then enter the 'computing' section of Purple Mash

Find the '2Blog

And you should be able to access the 'ELM CLASS IN ISOLATION' Blog

Happy blogging! Let us know what you've been up to

Harry Potter!

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Here's our very own Musical Maestro performing the Harry Potter theme tune on.....the wine glasses!

Little Red Riding Hood - by Sophia

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Our Outdoor challenge a couple of weeks back was an outdoor performance. Sophia and her family have worked hard on the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We think it's fab - take a look!

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Mindfulness -

Take some time out to do some colouring, drawing or even origami's a website with some lovely ideas:

Code Breaking 
Creative Maths at Home 





Our objectives for this term are to:

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in our local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things



Session 4. 

Looking at the impact of change on our environment.

Please read through this powerpoint below (SESSION 4)

Then tell me about how you plan on helping the environment - let me know in our class Blog! 




Here are some ideas to keep your musical talents occupied: - A fab resource updated weekly by our music providers for Years 3 and 4 from Sound Advice


*** NEW *** - Mr B and Mr Stanton from Sound Advice, our school's music provider, have brought our attention to their VIRTUAL CLASSROOM. Check it out here: 


Charanga 'Yumu'

login for you all to carry on your music learning at home.

Follow the steps below for your own login so Mrs Jenner-Dyer can see what you've been up to


 Go to


Enter your username and password in the boxes on the screen.


Your username is: 2436(the first three letters of your FIRST name, then the first three letters of your SURNAME

Your password is: elm1


Click on the Log In button. All done! Click on the world to get started.





'Take one picture' AND

'Leon and the Place between'

scroll down for more!

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Picture 2

Welcome back! 

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and are raring to go with our Art focus week 'Take one Picture'. We are learning about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her self-portraits; especially Self-portrait with thorn necklace and hummingbird.


After this we shall be delving into fantasy land and the book 'Leon and the Place between'. We are looking for lots of lovely descriptive language, some great imagination and bright colourful art work!


To find out more SCROLL DOWN to the topics below!

Termly Newsletter and Topic Webs:

Our Weekly Timetable:


Day: What's on every week? What do I need to bring to school? * After school clubs available?
Monday - Mrs Jenner-Dyer Science and Art!  


Magazine club (by invite)

Tuesday - Miss Shackleton Topic Work    
Wednesday - Miss Shackleton Outdoor learning Outdoor/woods kit - WELLIES and WATERPROOF/ OLD clothing, coats etc  
Thursday - Miss Shackleton Music and P.E

Bring in Homework

P.E Kit

Music lessons -

please see the office for which

instruments are available this term

Friday - Miss Shackleton P.S.H.E Spellings tested and new ones handed out  


  * Please bring reading diaries and books EVERY DAY, along with with spelling cards

Autumn Term 1 -

George's Marvellous Medicine


For the first half of term we are learning about the author Roald Dahl and his book 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We shall be using the text in guided reading, discovering some fantastic vocabulary and drawing in the style of Quentin Blake, the illustrator of many Roald Dahl books. Our science topic is 'digestion and teeth' where we shall be looking in detail about how each part of the system works, and planning some experiments and observations on the effects of food on enamel and the body.


Here are some website links for our topic:


Draw like Quentin Blake:


Roald Dahl:


Science - digestion and teeth

Autumn Term 2 - Egyptians

After half term we shall be delving into the world of the Egyptians! Can you find out some interesting facts before we start by using the websites below?

King Tut Murder Mystery Websites

Tutankhamun’s Life

Who Killed King Tut?

Journals of Howard Carter (This journal is the most difficult to read because it was written almost 100 years ago. If you have trouble getting through it, at least read the highlighted portions.)

King Tut's Curse

The rea1 King Tut?

Tut's Room


Life about King Tut

Video- King Tut: Murder & Legend

Mysteries of Egypt

King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast



Autumn 2 - Telling the time

In Maths, we will start off this half term learning about time.  The website below will really help you with this and it would be great if you could go onto this at home.  If you get an adult to write in your home school diary that you have been practising on this website then you will get 3 smiley faces.

Spring 1 - 'Take one picture'

This week we shall be looking at Frida Kahlo, her live and how she chooses to represent herself in her self-portraits and why.


We are following three concept words this week which will be coming back to throughout each lesson across the curriculum. These words are:

Respect      Honesty     Courage

Our literacy focus will follow the story of 'The Honest to Goodness Truth' and can be viewed here again on Youtube:


Our R.E will focus on Christianity and a story from the book of Genesis about omitting the truth to protect others.

P.S.H.E will look at if being honest can ever be wrong.

Our Art focus will be incorporating some new print making skills, sketching and painting to portray a time when we were being either honest or dishonest.


This half term we are looking at electricity in science with Mrs Jenner-Dyer. Please see the letter below about some requests we have! 


  Here are some great websites for you to find out more information and play some games:

'Leon and the Place Between'


In art with Mrs Jenner-Dyer we have started to look at Grahame Baker Smith (the illustrator) and how he began to work on the story 'Leon and the place between'. We found a great Youtube clip! Take another look here: 


Over the coming weeks we will be exploring how to create texture like in the book, and layering media whilst exploring our ideas on a mood board before coming to a finished piece to present our own fantasy land stories on.

Times Tables

By the end of Year 4 everybody needs to know their multiplication facts up to the 12 times tables.


Below are some websites to help you revise them:


Times tables Rock Stars:


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