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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Owls Y3 & Y4

Years 3 and 4 Camp presentation for parents

Summer 2 is here

Information regarding Owls last topic of this year is below.

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.


Curriculum coverage

Class text: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Science: Water cycle, habitats, changing environments

Geography: Rivers; Maps; Grid references; Contour lines; Physical processes – erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers; Aerial images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis

Computing: Purple mash Coding

PE: Real PE - Health and Fitness and Gym. 

DT: Plan, design and evaluate a DRINK ME bottle

RE: L2.4 What kind of world did Jesus want?

       L2.9 What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong? 

PSHE: Being responsible and bullying matters


Important information



Our PE slots remain as Wednesday's and Thursday's. Children should continue to come in wearing their PE kit.


Forest school

Forest school for Owls remains on a Friday. Just a reminder, children should be bringing their kit into school rather than coming in wearing it. 


Reading, spelling and times tables

Children should be reading at least 5 times a week. It is imperative that this is recorded in their reading records as for set numbers of reads, they receive rewards through the Rainbow Readers scheme.


Spellings should be practiced regularly. Each Friday the spellings will be uploaded onto Spelling Shed for the following week. Children will be tested on a Friday. 


Timestables should also be practiced regularly. 


Final reminder

Please could parents/carers ensure that all items of their uniform, PE and forest school kit has the child's name and or initials inside! With the weather getting warmer, children will want to take jumpers and cardigans off. It will help Miss Grigg and Mrs Claxton locate the owners of jumpers.

Welcome to Spring 2/Summer 1!

We are so excited to have Owls back in the classroom and cannot wait to have a fantastic, fun filled half term!

Open wide – let’s take a look inside. We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body.


Curriculum coverage.

Eng: Persuasive writing

Sci: Teeth types, tooth decay and hygiene, the digestive system.

Art/DT: Healthy foods, textiles, working models, clay

Music: Drumming

Computing: Effective searches

RE: L2.5 Why are festivals important to religious communities? 

PE: Real PE Social - Netball

PSHCEE: Relationships



PE kit will need to be worn Wednesdays and Thursdays. 


Forest School

Owls Forest school day is on a Friday so children need to bring their kit in with them on that day.


Spelling, Reading and Times tables.

- Children should be reading at least 5 times a week and this needs to be recorded in their reading diaries.

- Spellings are uploaded to spelling shed each Friday for the following week. They are also attached below. These need to be practiced regularly.

- TTRockstars should also be accessed at least 3 times a week. 




Happy New Year! Welcome to Spring 1

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. We will sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. We will be finding out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land.


Curriculum coverage

Class book – How to train your dragon? By Cressida Cowell

Science topic – Magnets and Forces

History – Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Geography – Using maps to show invasion routes.

Art/DT – creating dragon eyes, brooches, Viking helmets, drawing gods and goddesses.

Music – Drumming

Computing – Coding

RE – Why do people pray?

PE – Real Gym, Cricket

PSHCE – Exploring emotions.


Additional information


PE - On Wednesdays children will need to come into school in Outdoor PE kit and on Thursdays children will need to be.


Forest School - Owls will be doing Forest School on Fridays so they will need to come in their school uniform and bring their Forest School clothes with them. Please could children also bring in a separate bag to put their wellies/ outdoor shoes in after they have been worn. 


Spelling - Spellings will be available on Spelling Shed on Fridays and they will be tested the following Friday. Copies of lists are attached below. 


Homework - Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday. 


Reading - Children should be reading at least 5 times a week. Please remember to record this in their reading record book to ensure they can earn the rewards. 



Welcome to Autumn 2!

Step into Christmas with Owls!

Still image for this video

Our topic this half term is Predators!


We will be learning about past and present predators and prey,  fossils, skeletons, food chains, carnivorous plants and so much more! 


Curriculum coverage

Class book - The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood 

Science - Water transportation in plants, Skeletons, Food chains, Fossil formation.

English - Haiku Poetry, Non-Chronological reports and Newspaper report

PE - Real PE

Power Maths Y3 - Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Power Maths Y4 - Addition and subtraction, Measure (perimeter), Multiplication and Division

PSHE - Difference and Diversity

RE - 

MFL - 


Other information


Homework - This will be set on Showbie on Friday. This task should only last 30 mins. It is due in the following Wednesday.


Reading - Children should be reading at least 5 times a week. This need to be recorded in their reading diary to ensure they can receive the Rainbow Readers rewards. 


Times tables - It would be beneficial if children could be accessing TTRockstars at least 3 times a week. Children are now in different groups meaning the software will be accessible for them.


PE - Children to come in wearing kit on Thursdays and Fridays. Layers would be beneficial with the colder weather coming in.  


Spellings - Below there is a document with their spellings for this half term on. They will also automatically upload onto Spelling Shed every Friday. Their spelling test will be completed the following Friday. Children with differentiated spellings will be told which ones they need to learn and they will also be uploaded onto Spelling Shed.


Daily - Children should ensure they have their reading diary and book with them everyday in school. They should all also have a water bottle with them in school. 



Remember to regularly check our school twitter account to see what Owls have been up to!


Welcome Owls!


I am so excited to see you all on September 3rd! Our classroom is decorated and ready to go. Waiting for each of you on your tables are brand new pencil cases filled with everything you need.

This half term we will become time travelling historians! We will travel back to approximately 9500AD and learn all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. We will explore how the people of those times lived, what jobs they had, what they invented and so much more!. We will get the chance to make leaflets, design cave paintings, pottery and our own Stonehenge, to name but a few. 



Curriculum coverage

Class book - Stig of the Dump

Science Topic - What is Sand? 

History - Stone, Bronze and Iron Age timelines, vocabulary, key places, events and people.

Geography - Key areas and locations related to the Ages.

Art/DT - Designing and creating key artifacts.

Music - Drumming and Charanga

Computing - Online/ computer safety, exploring purple mash and coding.

RE - What do Christians learn from the Creation story? What is it like for someone to follow God?

PE - Real PE (Personal)

PSHCE - Being Healthy.



Please complete the highlighted task and one other (2 in total). For the highlighted task of writing a diary, I have attached a document with some writing frames and an example to help generate some ideas. This homework is due on the last Wednesday of term (21.10.20).


Please ensure spellings and timetables are practiced regularly. 

Spellings are uploaded every Friday on Spelling Shed and are available until the following Friday (the day of the test). The spellings have also been attached below. 


Below I have also attached some other useful information such as knowledge organisers and a copy of the Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings. 


Welcome to our class page!


Our class page will be updated regularly with class routines, topics, reminders and key information so don't forget to check in regularly!


Miss Grigg will be your class teacher and Mrs Claxton will be the teaching assistant. 


Remember to also follow @walton_primary on twitter for updates from the classrooms.

Before we come back.

We are all so excited to have you back and to welcome some new children into our school.


Myself and Mrs Claxton would love it if you could send us a postcard telling us about everything you have done, how you are feeling about coming back and if you have any questions. I have attached a template for a postcard which you can print and write on. Alternatively, you can make your own or buy one its up to you! Just add a stamp and send it to school. 


We will share these on the first few days so everybody has a chance to share and have their questions answered. 


We cannot wait for you to see the classroom and to just have you back. Stay safe and see you soon.