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Elm Class - Mr Hartley


Firstly, I would like to welcome you to the Year 3 class webpage. Please check this page regularly to keep up with what's been happening in Elm Class. If you need to speak to me regarding your child, please come and find me on the playground at home-time or contact the school office to arrange a meeting. Thank you

Our Learning                                    

In September 2015, we introduced the Cornerstones Curriculum - a creative, engaging and exciting way of linking skills and learning. There are four main aspects to this curriculum: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.

Please click on the link below to have a look at the topics being covered this year:

Year 3 Curriculum Map


Class Gallery

Term 1- Heroes and Villains

Elm Class had an amazing time exploring the dastardly character of Cruella De Vil as part of our 'Heroes and Villains' Cornerstones topic in Term 1. They produced some fantastic writing in the form of character studies and riddles.  

The children particularly enjoyed watching segments of the animated version 101 Dalmations. This led us on to find out about the life and works of Walt Disney and to create an animated film of our own. The children carefully painted, using water colours, the 'set' for  the film and then drew their own, variously sized and oriented, Dalmation puppies. They then created stop-motion footage of the puppies scampering through a London Street. Every child took part (over TWO afternoons!) in the laborious process of moving the puppies through the street scene, photographing each tiny move, one frame at a time.