Puffins

Mrs Salmon & Mr Pimm

 

Assisted by Mrs Redding and Mrs Panzeri

 

 

In 2016 we gave all our classes new names.  Our Year Three/Four class is now called Puffins, previously we had Year Three in Beech and Year Four in Willow.

 

Timetable   Curriculum Map

 

2016-2017

 

 

Term 4

 

 

This term our topic involved ‘Making Tracks’ and linked to all things railway! In particular we focused on the creation and expansion of the railway across Britain, especially the introduction of Didcot Railway Station and its impact on the surrounding area.

 

 

 

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We enjoyed our topic related visit to the Didcot Railway Centre, taking the opportunity to ride on a steam train very seriously!

 

 

 

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We were also lucky enough to have some of our Scientist parents come in for a visit and share all different types of fossils - from teeth and claws to dinosaur poop!

 

 

 

 

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In English we wrote our own persuasive letters and send them to our parents. We asked for a variety of things, ranging from ribs for dinner, a new football kit right up to a puppy or new baby brother or sister! Needless to say we wereoverly excited when the time came to read our replies…

 

 

 

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Term 3

 

This term in our whole school topic was ‘Take One Picture…’ where we based our work around one painting titled View from my Window, by Camille Pissarro. We took this opportunity to research and write about other paintings and artists that inspired us.

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We made our own windows that looked into the future, 20 years from now! We thought about what jobs we may have, where our friends and family might be and just what we would do for fun at the grand old ages of 27-29!

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Sandwiches were also a focus as we combined our English and DT work, designing are own dream sandwich…

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Before learning the cutting, grating and spreading skills necessary in creating our own sandwiches.

 

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Various instructional activities prepared us to follow our own set of instructions and prepare a sandwich for someone at home.

 

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Term 2

 

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This term our topic has been Magic and so within our English lessons we entered the magical world of Narnia, through story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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We enjoyed our trip to Dorchester Abbey to fully immerse ourselves into our own Narnian adventure, with dressing up in the process being a hapless coincidence…

 

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Our class Christmas Party was a huge success with everyone having fun, feeling festive and by the end of the day being rather full up too!

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This term our topic was Anglo-Saxons and we have very much enjoyed becoming familiar with this period in time.

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We were lucky enough to visit the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as a part of our Anglo-Saxon work and handled some artefacts that were buried long ago.

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As a part of our Maths learning we spent some time focusing on fractions and therefore had to make pizzas (perfect for sharing), so naturally visited Pizza Express!

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We enjoyed eating our pizzas (on sixth at a time) nearly as much as we did making them!

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We were also lucky enough to have a visit from an Olympic Champion rower! We were very grateful to Matt Langridge or his inspirational talk!

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2015-2016

 

 

Beech Class

 

Miss Curley

Assisted by Ann Redding and Abi Panzeri

 

 

Timetable   Curriculum

 

Maths is fun Year 3   Spelling is fun Years 3&4

 

Term 5

 

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This term our Superheroes topic allowed us to let our inner hero shine through, in more ways than one!

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We were lucky enough to have a visit from Neil Cameron, who helps us to create an original idea for a comic. We chose Gary the jet-pack sausage and his quest to stop Mt. Mash exploding!

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We channelled our inner cartoonist to create our very own superhero and invent a suitable villain to do battle in our own comic creations.

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In art we focused on pop art, in particular the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Our self-portraits using Ben Day dots and printed superhero logos are truly spectacular!

 

 

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Our joint year 3/4 venture to Hill End was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed playing in the sound garden, pizza making, den-building, outdoor art creating, stream splashing, obstacle course crashing… and much much more!

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Term 4

 

This term our topic has been The Romans – something that we have very much enjoyed learning about!

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Not least because it involved a visit form Hands on Heritage, and plenty of dressing up!

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As well as exploring Roman artefacts and beginning to march like a Roman Army.

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We were extremely proud of our Roman Shields, which we dutifully used to practise marching and manoeuvring with!

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Apart from all of the excitement Ancient Rome bought us, we managed to find the time to read The Twits by Roald Dahl and enjoyed getting into character…

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Term 3

 

We were lucky enough to visit the Sheldonian Theatre this term, to see the Oxfordshire Youth Orchestra perform. We enjoyed seeing how all of the different instruments were played, in particular the violin!

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Our topic this term was Brazil, where we made flags, tree frogs, masks, and much much more!

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We also created our own factual posters about different aspects of The Amazon Rainforest.

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We even managed a trip to the rainforest itself! (The Living Rainforest in Newbury that is…)

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Term 2

We have been getting hands on with our topic of The Stone Age

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We have also been rather musical on a Monday with Mr. Stanley, composing our own pieces of music!

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Our class Christmas party was a very sophisticated affair!

 

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Beech Class Term 1

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We began Beech Class with a whole-school topic of water (H2O for us!) and were able to channel this through Wind in the Willows within our literacy work.

 

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We had a fantastic time visiting the River and Rowing Museum in Henley, where we were lucky enough to delve deeper into the mysterious Wild Wood….

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And of course dressing up was not to be missed!

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