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St Michael's Woolmer GreenVA C of E School

'Nurturing our children to excellence through Faith and learning'

Elm (year 4)

Welcome to Elm Class!

For a termly or yearly overview of what we will be learning this academic year, please see 'what we learn/curriculum'.


Investigating ‘Sound’ in Science and presenting what we had learned to others.

Elm class had a wonderful Greek Day to celebrate the end of their history topic.  In the morning the children created crafts at the agora and, in the afternoon, they were entertained by a comedy, tragedy and dancing before feasting upon feta, bread, dates, olives and grapes. The children looked magnificent in their costumes and regularly gave their thanks to Athena for blessing them in their endeavours.

Thank you to the parents who joined in and helped us.

Super Science!

Elm class had a fantastic gsk science session today, delivered by Mrs Knowles (thank you!)

Rather than listening to a lesson; the children became parts of the human body!  We had lungs, red blood cells, muscles, bacteria and many other elements within our bodies.  The journey of oxygen and carbon dioxide was recreated using balloons (so much fun!) and some children were even responsible for building a protective scab over an injury to our giant’s leg!! (Using sponges as platelets).


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National ‘Into Film’ Cinema Visit


Elm class were fortunate to receive free tickets to the cinema as part of the nationwide promotion which encourages schools to use film as part of their curriculum delivery.  The children viewed ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’.

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

The film was most enjoyable and covered many themes the children are discussing in school at the moment: Courage, Perseverance, Self-belief and the hero certainly overcame conflict during Anti-bullying Week.  Elm pupils are currently writing myths and there were also plenty of scenes with special effects and storyline twists the children can ‘borrow’ to improve their descriptive writing!