Welcome to Elm Class - Year 3 & 4
Summer Term 2021
The Year 3/ 4 Football Teams competed in the North Cumbria 7-aside Football Tournament at Harraby, Carlisle. Well done Team Kirkbride.
Elm Class had a wonderful trip to Vindolanda, The Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's Wall to learn all about the Roman Empire!
Oak and Elm Classes participated on an Olympic Day at the Sheepmount in Carlisle. They tried lots of different sports including the long jump and running on the track. We have some budding athletes in our school!
Our annual Sports Day was great fun! Although a little different the children all participated in all the events and the winning house was 'Great Gable - Yellow' who showed best team spirit!
Elm Class participated in a football and mental -health workshop with Chris Lumsdon.
The class turned into archaeologist as they looked for Roman artefacts.
The class had a very enjoyable science workshop with Mrs Salkeld, from Watchtree Nature Reserve - learning all about our own school grounds including the creatures living in our pond and woodland habitat.
Elm Class have worked extremely hard on their River Homework Projects - lots of creative learning!
Elm Class had a very a enjoyable drumming workshop with Zozo learning all about beat, rhythm, tempo and pulse.
The children enjoyed their SCARF Workshop with Jackie Baker, from Life Education learning all about their brain and circulatory system.
In Literacy the children have been learning a suspense story.. this is their story-map to help them remember how to tell the story.
The class decided to enter the 'Royal Mail Stamp Design Competition'... honouring heroes of the coronavirus pandemic on stamps.
These are some of their entries which we think are fabulous!
Years 3 and 4 enjoyed their second workshop in school with 'West Cumbria Rivers Trust'. They created their own river from source to mouth by creating the meanders, confluences and tributaries with mud and paint! They also enjoyed using the 'River Simulator' to look at straightening river to create fast flow and meanders. The children really are budding Geographers!
On Thursday 29th April the children had an amazing river field trip to Ennerdale Bridge. The children enjoyed river kicking to find fresh-water invertebrates and then used a branching database to work out what they had found. They also enjoyed a scavenger hunt along the river plus some river art to describe the journey of a river from source to mouth using mapping symbols.
A great day was had by all at Stocks Wood. The children looked at the water cycle and wrote some poetry using the Wiza Beck as inspiration. They also investigated solid, liquid and gases. The river crossing challenge was hilarious with the Royal visitors! An awesome day despite a rain shower or two..
Elm Class launched their new 'Rivers' topic by enjoying a workshop in school with the 'West Cumbria Rivers Trust.' They looked at how to protect the river banks plus how to recognise invertebrates and animals around the river using branching data bases and classification. They also started to learn the features of a river and they used OS maps to find Kirkbride and the surrounding rivers including the Wampool.
The children returned to school on Monday 8th March.
In Science and Literacy the class have been planting seeds and writing instructions.
In R.E. they enjoyed learning all about Palm Sunday - making palms and a palm cross and then re-enacting the scene as Jesus entered Jerusalem. Hosanna!
The class enjoyed using their imagination to write poetry and then draw pictures.
Spring Term 2020
Elm Class are keeping up the musical theme as this term, they are taking part in singing sessions with Ed from Carlisle Cathedral. They are learning Disney songs and will perform these as part of a schools’ choir at Carlisle Cathedral on Thursday 19h March. They visited Tullie House to take part in ‘Egyptians Week’ and loved getting hands on with Egyptian artefacts, creating artwork and taking part in the ancient ‘death rituals’. This has inspired some character description writing, using the various Egyptian Gods as stimuli.
Autumn Term 2019
Elm Class (Year 3 and 4) have been learning about different teeth and used modelling icing to make the different types of teeth we have in our gums. This was lots of fun and helped children remember the correct names. They visited Stocks Wood Forest School to learn about life in the forest and woodcraft. The children’s art gallery of portrait pictures was well attended and much of the art work was ‘sold’! The money raised has been put towards buying some new wet break time games. In RE they have been learning about different cultures and festivals of light.
All the KS2 children (Year 3-6) took part in a visiting Tullie House workshop about Remembrance Day, working with an actor in role, ‘Poppy’ to learn more about what life was like then.
The children from Elm class went for a 'Dragon Walk' and placed posters around the village. Please see the photographs below.