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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Owls - Year 3 and Year 4

Welcome back!

We hope you have had a wonderful summer! Miss Grigg and Mrs Claxton cannot wait to see you all and have you in Owls! The classroom is ready for your arrival!

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity 


Curriculum coverage:

Class book: The firework maker's daughter by Phillip Pullman

Science - Animals including humans

History - Mary Anning, Pompeii

Geography - Tectonic plates, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Fossils, Features of a volcano

Art/DT - Creating a volcano, drawing, sketching

Computing - Privacy and Security and Online Relationships

RE - What is Trinity? Why is it important for Christians?

PE - Real PE and Swimming

PSHCE - Jigsaw - Being Me


Reading at home

Children need to be reading at least 5 times a week for 20 minutes. This should be recorded in their reading diaries. This will aid children in receiving the Rainbow Reader awards and their learning within school.



Children will be given new spellings every Monday and they will be tested on these every Friday. The list of the spellings are attached below.

Each weeks spellings are uploaded onto Spelling Shed on Fridays.

Children should be practicing their spellings at least 3 times a week, accessing Spelling Shed to support them. 


Times tables

Children should be practicing their times tables at least 3 times a week using TTRockstars. 



Owls PE days for this half term are Wednesday and Thursday. 

On Wednesdays, please could children come to school in their PE kits.

On Thursdays, Children will need to bring their swimming kits into school in a labelled bag. It will be communicated over Class Dojo as to when Swimming begins.



Please could you ensure that all of your children's belongings are clearly labelled.

Children should have a water bottle and their reading book and record in school with them everyday.

The children's Log ins for the various websites they can access will be sent home during the first week.