Welcome to Elm Class!
Welcome to the Elm Class page! Elm class is made up of the 30 year 5 and 6 children at Sundridge and Brasted. We're the eldest in the school, which means that we set a good example for the younger children. In addition, we like to practice our seven school values of: Wisdom, Forgiveness, Respect, Friendship, Trust, Courage and Perseverance. These seven values are what everyone in the school tries to be like, but we understand that we aren't perfect and that we all need some help and second chances sometimes. To be in Elm is an honour and a privilege; our classroom is a unique environment of learning and fun, where we all work to the best of our ability. Each year we are really lucky to go on a residential trip! For these, we alternate between France and an activity centre in the U.K. We have a great teacher, Mrs. Taylor - Hicks, who helps us in class, and Mrs. Scott help out too. In our class we are kind, caring and respectful and we always work together as a team. When we do this, we can earn team points, which means that Mrs. Taylor - Hicks puts marbles in a jar, and when the jar is full up we get a class treat. Because Year 6 are at the very top of the school, they all have special responsibilities, such as: Head boy, Head girl, Prefects, House Captains, and Collective Worship Captains, and are buddies to the children in Maple Class.
It's great fun being in Elm Class - it is awesome and unique and we are all happy to be here!
By Elm Class
This term's topic
In 1837, Victoria became Queen when her uncle King William IV died. She was just 18 years old. She was on the throne for 64 years until she died in 1901. At the beginning of the Victorian era education wasn’t free and only wealthy children could go to school or had tutors. Girls were taught skills like sewing and cooking while boys were taught subjects like reading and maths. Poorer children were sent to work and were never taught to read and write. During Queen Victoria’s reign this changed and education became more accessible for poorer children following the introduction of so-called “Ragged Schools”. Technology advanced in leaps and bounds too. One of the best discoveries was how to channel electricity to create light, previous versions were too expensive to have in private homes but Thomas Edison created a cheap and long lasting light bulb in 1879.
Lots of learning
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