Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Owls Y3 and 4

 Welcome to Owls Class! Our class teacher is Miss Pollock and Mrs Claxton will be our classroom assistant. 

 Please ensure that your child is using Spelling shed and Times tables rockstars to practice at home. (Please see Miss Pollock if you need help with your log in details)


Weekly spelling tests will be completed every Friday. 

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Spring 1- Rocks, Relics and Rumbles. 



Please ensure your child is bringing a water bottle to school each day.


This half term our topic is rocks, relics and rumbles.  In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning.  They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.


Reading: Our class text will be 'The firework makers daughter- Philip Pullman'

Writing: Non Chronological reports, newspaper reports, poetry and diary entries. 

Maths: Power maths- Textbook B (See attachments)

History: Significant people in history (Mary Anning) ,  Explain the cause and effect of a significant historical event (Pompeii)

Geography: Properties of rocks, Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography (such as limate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes). 

Science: Properties of rocks and fossils, setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.

Art/DT: Volcano painting inspired by Nick Rowland. 

Pe: Swimming and Real PE Unit 3 (Cognitive).


We will be doing Music and Languages with Mrs Freeman this half term. 

Swimming is every Thursday, please ensure swimming kits are brought to school. 


Swimming starts 16.01.20

Swimming ends: 13.02.20


Homework: Please complete the highlighted task and two other activities (3 altogether). 

Please ensure homework is brought in on the specified day as we do not have much space to store projects in school! Thank you!

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Autumn 2


Our topic for this half term will be 'I am Warrior!' which will involve learning about the Roman empire and its impact on Britain. 


English: Soliloquies, historical narratives, instructions, invitations, menus and letters.

History: The Roman empire and its impact on Britain. 

Geography: Comparing Britain and Italy; using maps to locate countries and cities. Looking at human geography including; types of settlement and land use, economic activity and distribution of natural resources. 

Art:Drawing; Sculpture and Mosaic.

D&T: Shields and Helmets, Roman food.

Mathematics: Reading Roman numerals.

PE: Real Pe and Swimming. 

PSHE: Relationships

Forest school (Every Friday)



Please complete the highlighted tasks and at least 2 other activities. Please be as creative as possible with these ideas :). Homework due: Wednesday 11th December 2019.


Please ensure spellings and timetables are practiced weekly. Spellings are on spelling shed each week and also on this webpage. 



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Our topic for this half term will be ' Mighty Metals' which involves metals, magnets and forces. 


Science- Forces and magnets

Art/DT- Embossed patterns, making vehicles and magnetic games.

PSHCEE- Relationships 

Computing- Creating spreadsheets, research and presentations

PE- Real PE and Swimming


Our class text for this half term is Varjak Paw by SF Said. 


Home learning project- due in Friday 18th October 2019.

Everyone needs to complete the activity highlighted in pink on the Home Learning Project document and then complete 3 other activities of their choice. 


I will be sending home a knowledge organiser containing lots of information about the topic for you to read with your child. :)