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Elm Class - Year 3 and Year 4

Welcome to Elm Class - Year 3 & 4



Elm Class is taught by Mrs Howe and Mrs Barley

Walk like an Egyptian end of half term fun 🤩

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French colours rainbows 🌈 January 2022

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This week the children in Elm class have learned "les coleurs" in French. They followed instructions in French to create these lovely rainbows, practised asking each other to name object colours, labelling the colours in their rainbows and then made up this song about their rainbows..or arc in ciel in French. 🇫🇷

Autumn Term 2021

Sprout the Elf - December 2021

Christmas Lunch December 2021

This term the children have been working hard in their maths learning.  Well done Elm Class! 

The class have been busy - delivering Diva lamps to local residents to 'light up Kirkbride' and collecting information in geography about local buildings and sketching self-portraits in art.

The class had a super learning experience with Reverend Bryan at St.Bride's Church.  They learned all about baptism and what this means to Christians by taking part in a pretend baptism service.  Lots of fun and new information shared and a beautiful rainbow on their walk back to school.

Elm class have had a busy start to the Autumn Term... amazing art work and a brilliant Harvest Festival with Rev. Bryan.

Harvest festival Autumn 2021

Summer Term 2021

Year 3/4 Football Tournament Summer 2021

Elm class trip to Vindolanda, Roman Army Museum and Hadrian's wall Summer 2021

Oak and Elm Classes participated on an Olympic Day at the Sheepmount in Carlisle. Summer 2021

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 Rivers Homework projects Spring 2021

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.

Spring Term 2021
The Class have been learning all about how seeds grow into plants. They used musical instruments to create each stage of the process!  A really creative, fun lesson.
The class thoroughly enjoyed an art lesson outside in the sun.  Practising their observational drawing of our beautiful daffodils. 

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! 

World Book Day - March 2021
Autumn 2020
Elm Class made moving dragons in their Design and Technology lessons; they used a pneumatic system so that the dragon could open and close its mouth! These are fabulous!  Well done, Elm Class.
We had a really big surprise when Santa and his Elf made a special visit.  Santa read out his 'good' list and he left us presents, we found them in a special sack in our classroom! 
What a wonderful Festive time in school....class parties, a Polar Express Day, PTA Activity Afternoon, outdoor Carol singing and a Christmas jumper day! Wow!
Christmas lunch is always a highlight of the year - yummy food, pulling crackers, wearing party hats and listening to festive music. Merry Christmas everyone!
In science the class have been investigating reflective materials.
Elm class enjoyed drawing and shading their own dragons.
Elm Class have been learning all about pollution and made some very creative posters.  It inspired a group of boys to go litter picking in the village after school.  Well done boys.
To launch their new topic about Vikings the Class spent a day at Moorforge Viking settlement, near Wigton. They heard stories about Vikings and used their best acting skills to act out some Viking activities.  They also enjoyed playing some viking games. 
Elm Class enjoyed their second visit to Stockswood at the beginning of November. On approaching the woods they found an old warning sign about 'colour dragons'.  They managed to find 8 of them and a dragon's egg! Homes were made for their dragons, dragon's breath was used to light fires and the dragon's keys were stealthily taken.  There was also lots of forest school fun and games. Well done everyone! 
On the 11th November we held an outdoor Remembrance Service - the children placed their Poppy pebbles on the school playground and listened to poems read by staff and pupils.  Then Mr Stalker played 'The Last Post' and everyone stood very still and quiet for two minutes as a mark of respect for soldier who have fought and died in conflict.  "We will remember them"


The class enjoyed using their imagination to write poetry and then draw pictures.

Spring Term 2020 - Swimming

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.

Dragon Walk 


The children from Elm class went for a 'Dragon Walk' and placed posters around the village.  Please see the photographs below.

Diwali Workshop - November 2018

A warm welcome to Kirkbride Primary School, a happy, caring, small rural school near Wigton, Cumbria.