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Elm Class - Y4

What have we been up to this half term?


Topic:  The children have been so engaged in our topic of 'crime and punishment' and I have been so impressed with their knowledge, classroom contribution and the work they have produced. I am so pleased that children have also taken their own time at home to research lots of information and facts about courtrooms and crimes. We have began looking through history of crime and punishment in the times of the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and now the Normans. The children have created Anglo-Saxon and Roman punishment posters, devised court room role-play and written their own diary entries through the eyes of an Anglo-Saxon. They have all worked incredibly hard on their diary writing this week and I have attached a few of these below for you all to see. After half term We will focus on Robin Hood and his crimes; it would be great if the children could do some research on this ready to share with us after the holidays!


English: We celebrated NATIONAL POETRY DAY and the children really enjoyed being poets for the day. As a class we wrote some fantastic cinquain poems and the children were able to use their SPAG skills to incorporate some exciting adjectives.


Art: In art we have been focusing on drawing and looking at illustrators such as Quentin Blake. The children have really enjoyed getting creative illustrating their own imaginative character. I am so impressed with how artistic all of the children are in Elm class!


PSHE: We have created some 'happy newspapers' filled with happy stories and displayed them in our classroom, which has brightened our environment with positivity :-)


R.E we have started looking at the life of Buddha and leaning about Buddhism as a religion.  


Science: We have began to look at the digestive system, starting with our teeth.


Maths: We have finished our unit on place value and are now working on addition and subtraction methods.


In PE the children are enjoying swimming every Tuesday and engaging in some outdoor sports on Thursdays.


All in all we have had a great start to the year and done some brilliant learning. I am looking forward to making some more fun learning memories with the children after the holidays. I hope you all have a lovely and restful holiday.


stay safe and take care,


Miss Chapman :-) 


Anglo Saxon crime and punishment diary writing

A fantastic Cinquain Poem by Thomas. M

Well done to the children who researched some awesome facts about courts and crime over the weekend. Below I have uploaded pictures of the amazing LEGO court models, which were built by Frankie and Sophie :-)

LEGO models of a court room

Morning everyone! 


Class email for those of you that have wanted to or are trying to contacting me is


Miss Chapman



National Poetry Day is on THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER. We shall be making this a fun morning with poetry, writing activities and a performance from ROGER STEVENS, a published poet. As part of the day we shall be holding a bubble competition. Children can choose to perform a poem, with expression and actions and we will then pick a winner. ELM class will judge CEDAR and CEDAR will judge ELM.


Below is a link showing a choice of 2 poems. The children may choose either one to perform. We are looking forward to it :-)





The amazing dream jars that the children created for our dream display


Good evening everybody,


We have made a fantastic start here in Elm class. I have been so proud of how well the children have settled back in to school routines and their behaviour has been amazing!. My achiever for last week was Frankie Lawler for being a great role model and always making the right choices-Well done Frankie!


Please see an overview below of our units of topic for this term.


Miss Chapman

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