Sytchampton Endowed Primary School

Upper Key Stage 2 - Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class.

During Key Stage 2, we aim to link the lessons to our topics and bring the curriculum to life. Due to mixed year classes our topics operate on a two year cycle. This year, our three main topics are The Ancient Greeks (Autumn), Traditional Tales (Spring) and Epic Journeys (Summer). The following year we will study: The Aztecs and The Shang Dynasty (Autumn term); World War II (Spring Term) and Vikings (Summer term).

In Elm Class, we have a specialist teacher for Music, Mrs Martin. We have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and have a set of class ukuleles. We often attend performances with other schools, and at the end of the year, we always put our singing skills to the test with a whole KS2 production! In the past years, we have performed Aladdin and Cinderella.

After SATS in May, Elm class takes on a special challenge: Project Apprentice! The class are split into groups, and challenged to come up with a way to turn to £10 into as much money as possible in just one ‘selling’ week. Past groups have sold cakes, prepared staff lunches, made fruit smoothies, put on carnival events in school, run lunch-time craft stations and even manufactured their own stress toys! Wow! Project Apprentice culminates in a presentation to a board, usually made up of school governors, business-based parents or representatives from Stourport High School. Due to COVID restrictions last year we worked individually on our ‘grow a pound’ challenge.

In PE we have sessions with Worcester Warriors and Worcester Cricket Club that supplement our usual lessons. We play fun tournaments with Kings Hawford and the schools in the Droitwich pyramid. We also take part in inter-house tournaments, such as quizzes and football competitions. We will have the opportunity to swim in the summer term and always look forward to sports day in the summer.

We have more homework in Elm to help us prepare for our SAT’s tests and high-school expectations; and if we do well we gain house points. We all aspire to join our head teacher for Golden ticket tea, when we have the chance to share our ideas with her – and best of all, have cakes!

Pupils are proud to wear a tie and blazer, which shows how they are rising to the challenge of Upper Key Stage 2. Our Year 6 pupils act as school ambassadors and lead our House teams and Pupil Voice.

We know that Sytchampton will prepare us for the next stage of learning; the move to either Middle or Secondary schools. Students from Sytchampton have gone on to excel at Stourport High, The Chantry, Tudor Grange, Dodderhill Girls School, King’s School Worcester and RGS. We already have links to these other schools and we are gaining confidence and independence through residential trips and sports events.


Celebrating achievements at Sytchampton.
Project apprentice ‘grow a pound’ challenge.

Educational visit to RAF Cosford
Paired learning in the classroom.

Celebrating reading in our reading corner.
A visit to Cadbury World.