Year 3/4 Aspiring Acers and Excellent Elms

Welcome to Aspiring Acers and Excellent Elms















  Aspiring Acers’ classroom                                                                                              Excellent Elms classroom


Our Teaching Team

Aspiring Acers:

Miss N Woodings – Teacher

Miss Luda – Teaching Assistant

Excellent Elms:

Miss K Guildford – Teacher

Mrs M Zareba– Teaching Assistant

School Council

Excellent Elms- Scarlett

Aspiring Acers – Perceus



Dojo Masters

Excellent Elms- Maziko and Nadia


Aspiring Acers – Mara and Ivan

Our Topics

We have a fantastic selection of topics to inspire our learning this year.

Our topic this term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile!

This term we will be learning about the human body and how it works, focusing closely on the digestive system and muscles. Within our DT lessons we will be learning about healthy eating and will even be having a go at cooking some healthy food.

Our quality text for English this half term is:


Memorable Experience

Spring 2

When sorting out a cupboard in the classroom our teachers found some items that we think belonged to an pupil. Here are the things that we found:

After we had looked at them we discussed in pairs who we thought it could have belonged to and why we thought that.

Spring 1

To begin our new topic, we read Beowulf – retold by Rob Lloyd Jones. Children were excited to read about the monsters from this tale and had the opportunity to create their very own. Children can’t wait to create their own monster tale in the style of Beowulf, incorperating their own monster character.

Later in the week children also listened to some Anglo-saxon and Viking music, using this to inspire freezeframes and battle sequences.

Autumn 2

The teachers received an unusual email from someone explaining that there could be an earthquake near us. As a result of this we needed to learn what to do if this was to happened. We learned the ‘Drop, cover and hold on’ method where we got under the tables for protection. It was very exciting!

Autumn 1

We got a mystery phone call to say that something strange had been found in the learning zone. We went to have a look and found a skeleton buried in sand. We had to become archaeologists and uncover the bones. After we discussed who we thought it could and learnt about Richard III.

  • Excellent Elms
  • Aspiring Acers


  • Golden Book
  • Each week, two children from each class are chosen to go in the ‘Golden Book’. They are presented with a certificate and sticker in assembly.
  • Aspiring Acers
  • Friday 28th February
  • Excellent Elms
  • Friday 28th February
  • Useful Information
  • PE days – Friday (AA & EE) Monday – Swimming – Y4 EE and PE Y3 EE
  • Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school at all times.


  • Homework
  • Maths and English homework is given out every Friday. Please return it by the following Wednesday. Children are welcome to complete it in a lunchtime homework club if they wish.


  • Reminders
  • Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school – plain t-shirt, shorts or jogging bottoms and pumps or trainers
  • Swimming for EE is Mondays – please remember swimming kits – towel, swimming costume (one piece for girls), goggles if required
  • How you can help your child at home
  • Listen to your child read regularly. Ideally this should be every day, even if only for five or ten minutes
  • Help your child to practise their times tables – In year 3, children should learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. In year 4, children should learn all of their times tables up to 12 x 12
  • Encourage your child to complete weekly Maths and English homework
  • Help your child to practise their spellings – In Year 3 and 4 we are learning the following words:
  • Spelling list Y3 and Y4

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782

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