Churchfields Primary School

2019/2020 Year Term Dates now available under the 'Term Dates' tab


Welcome to Elm Class.

Mr Matthews, Mrs Mustafa, Miss Beddoe and Mrs McVeigh are your teaching staff this term.

We are learning

In English this term, we are beginning with reading Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Margorian which links to our World War Two topic.  We will be covering a range of writing styles, including fiction, non-fiction, formal and informal writing.  During this term, we will also be practising regularly for the grammar and spelling tests.


In Maths we will be following our Maths No Problem curriculum. Particular focus will be on measure, geometry and algebra. We will also introduce ratio and proportion. Children will be starting to regularly practise for the arithmetic and reasoning papers, completing regular homework to support with this.  


In Topic this term, our work will revolve around the Second World War. We will explore how the war began, how people’s lives were affected during the time and important dates and events. This will link into our work in English.


We will be having a school trip to Chislehurst Caves and we will also be welcoming an external group in who will run a Second World War themed morning to immerse the children in the topic. Further information will follow.


Each child will be given a set of CGP revision books for Maths and Grammar/Spelling to work from this term. Children will be told what pages to look at on a Friday and this should be completed by Wednesday the following week. Regular practise of times tables is still expected. 


Each half term we will send home a week by week planner for the spellings (tested on Fridays).


Spelling Tests are on a Wednesday


Children are expected to read regularly and record this in their reading records. These will be checked on a Wednesday. Reading should be an integral part of all children’s home learning.



This year Elm class have PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Every child needs to bring in a full PE kit including a top of their house team’s colour, clean socks and suitable trainers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our class email addresses if you have any concerns or questions at

Mr Matthews

Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
F: 020 86633383