• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence

Elm - Year 4 and Year 5


                                          Welcome to Elm Class



Class Overview

Welcome to our Elm Class page. We are a friendly and hardworking group who enjoy learning. You can find us across the courtyard area from Reception, next to Maple Class. Miss Ramsay is our teacher. When she has release time on Thursday afternoon Mrs Millard teaches us Religious Education.   


Please be aware that our Indoor P.E is on Wednesday and our Outdoor P.E is on Tuesday.




Year 4 and 5 children are expected to continue to develop their independent working behaviours and become more responsible for their own learning. We learn in a variety of different ways, taking our direction from the National Curriculum. We enjoy asking questions, having interesting discussions and learning through doing.


Our topic for the Autumn  Term 1 is Ancient Greece. We share all of the same topic materials with Cedar and Willow Class. You can find out more about what Elm Class will be up to on our Topic Web, ready to download below.



Homework is given out every Friday and is due in again on Wednesday. The children can expect Spellings, Maths work and usually an English or Topic-based activity.  They are also expected to read ten pages a day, five days a week. The children should not be working more than an hour and a half a week on their assigned task, although any extra research or practice they would like to do is always warmly welcomed.


Please see the bottom of the page, where you will be able to download this week's homework sheet.


Spellings are given out by every Thursday and tested the following week. Children are given two copies of the spelling list: one to keep in their tray, to practice during quiet moments in the school day, and another set to take home.


Please see the bottom of the page, where you will be able to download this week's homework sheet.

Supporting your child


There are so many ways to support your child's success. Regular reading with your child is so important as it supports learning across every single area of the curriculum. Please spend some time discussing the text with them. For fiction texts, discuss the genre, plot, characters, endings, language used etc. For non-fiction texts, discuss the type of text, its purpose, audience and structure. There are some question ideas in your child's reading record.


In Maths we will focus on the instant recall of times tables and number bonds. Children are expected to have a quick recall of all times tables from 1x - 12 x 12.





On Friday 25th September we are having a non- uniform day to raise money for Pa and Oumie, the children Meridian Primary School sponsor in the Gambia. On this day we would like the children to wear bright and vibrant colours to celebrate the many colours of the African flags. Our suggested donation is £1.00.


On Friday 11th September we had a togarific Ancient Greek Day. The children looked fantastic and really enjoyed all of their drama, music and art activities.


On Friday 4th September we had a great Outdoor Adventurous Activity morning where we took part in different activities to develop our team work skills. We had a lot of fun moving the duck, saving teddies from toxic swamp, cracking codes and travelling through a midnight crossing.

Wonderful feeling - we are all back in school! On Friday 25th - non uniform day - colourful dress and bring a donation to raise the school fees for two children in The Gambia.

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD