North Elmham CEVA
Primary School

BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, BELONG

Whales Class

Welcome to Whales Class. We get our name from the Bible story Jonah and the Whale. It is a story of compassion and never giving up - values which are very important to our class. We encourage, respect and love sharing ideas with each other!

This year, Whales consists of Year 3 and 4 children.

Mrs Hunter will teach the class everyday, Mrs Cairns will teach the class on a Friday afternoon

Mrs Billman will support the class Monday - Wednesday mornings

Mr Hands will support the class on a Thursday and Friday

Autumn 1 2021 Welcome & Curriculum Letter

Learning in Whales Class

Jan 21, 2022

What a busy week in Whales class! We have been learning about coordinates in Maths. We found out lots about the Earth’s layers in English to help with our sentence stacking lessons. In our Foundation subjects, we learnt about the types of mountains and how they are formed in Geography. In Music, we appraised and … Read more

Making careful observations

Jan 7, 2022

In Science, we listened to the story ‘A rock is lively’ and then made careful scientific observations of a range of rocks. We used a magnifying glass to make our observations and made comments on colour, texture and appearance. 

Whales Spring 1 Curriculum Map

Jan 7, 2022

Christmas Jumper Day

Dec 11, 2021

North Elmham children wore their Christmas jumpers to school today to raise money for the charity ‘Save the Children’. We are looking forward to some more Christmas celebrations next week including Christmas Lunch, Virtual Panto and our Christmas Church service. 

Whales Welly Day

Nov 20, 2021

Whales had a fantastic Welly Day session; we thoroughly enjoyed testing out the shaduf we made in an earlier session, we also got creative with clay! The children have grown in confidence to assess risks and keep themselves safe. 

Real PE in Whales Class

Nov 16, 2021

Another fantastic PE session! This week we worked on 2-feet to 2-feet jumping and landing with balance and control. We then applied this to a river crossing game. We worked in small teams, ensuring we listened to each other and showed perseverance as the level of challenge increased!

History in Whales Class

Nov 16, 2021

This week we have been learning how to write like an Ancient Egyptian! As well as learning about hieroglyphics and the many symbols and pictures they used, we also learnt about the Rosetta stone and being a scribe! We read and wrote our own secret messages. We then made our very own Cartouches out of clay! 

Science in Whales class this week – Digestion

Nov 5, 2021

In Science, we asked ‘What happens to the food we eat?’ We started to find out about the process of digestion. We learnt about functions of the parts of the digestive system, created a model to demonstrate the journey of food through the body and then used our new knowledge to label a diagram and … Read more

Whales Autumn 2 Curriculum Map

Nov 4, 2021

Real PE

Nov 2, 2021

In our PE session this week, we started to work on developing combinations of movement. We focused on competitive jumping and working with a partner to develop a personal best. Whales class worked really hard to support their partner with lots of encouragement!