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Owl Class Yr3 and Yr4

Welcome to Owl Class!


Here you will find lots of information about our projects. Each term we will add information about what we are learning in class as well as some useful resources for you to use to support with your child at home.





For more information on this term's learning, please see the learning overview below:



Ancient Egypt and other Ancient Civilizations

Term 3 and 4 - Learning Overview : Misty Mountains, Winding Rivers

Term 1 - Project Overview Potions

Term 1 week 5


This week in Owls, linked to our Potion topic, we made our very own lava lamps! The children thoroughly enjoyed making these and watching the reaction from adding solids, liquids and gases together. They loved picking their own colours and thank you for everyone who donated bottles for this to happen.


In English this week the children have been creating their own scenes from the book 'George's Marvellous Medicine', with the intention of punctuating speech. They were given the task of acting out a creative scene with speech, but were given the challenge to act the scene with just their voices and no movement. As always Owl Class rose to the challenge and created some fantastic pieces of drama, many of which had the whole class laughing.


In Maths, we have been looking at comparing numbers and greater than/less that. All the children gave this a good go and it was incredible to have all children contributing and being so engaged. The class have received lots of whole class Dojos this week so their contributions and setting such a good example in assembly.  

Term 1 Week 4


This week the children had a fantastic time doing several whacky Science experiments, focusing on our Science topic; solids, liquids and gases. We were very lucky to have Mrs Ambrose demonstrate the coke and mentos experiment, using her special device to make the explosion even bigger! Thank you, Mrs Ambrose! We looked in detail about the changes of state looking at dissolving and how gases effect this process.


In Maths, we have been focusing on rounding this week. Owl class have done well at rising to the challenge and were very resourceful when using their number lines to help them.  As part of Maths, for our morning work we have set up a battle with Year 3's vs the Year 4's on TT Rockstars. It would be great if the children can get lots of practice done at home to help their team win.

Term 1 week 3


This week in Owl Class, we have been focusing on our oral skills when presenting to the class. The children had a fantastic time doing their own scene, using the poem from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. They did brilliantly in their groups, finding different props and different styles ranging from scary to comedy in their poetry adaptations.  It was amazing to see such fantastic teamwork and how imaginative they were being with their adaptations.



With our Potion topic this week, we have looked at different Potion scenes and how they are portrayed in Art. The children then created their own story scene for their desired potion and used watercolours to portray their scenes, which are both beautiful and imaginative.


In P.E. this week we used the apparatus in Gymnastics. It was wonderful to see Owl class applying their balancing skills from prior learning and all challenging themselves to use the vault. They worked well as a team and it was amazing to see the children applying themselves and working so well to ensure everybody got a turn.

Term 1 Week 2


Owl class have become poets this week, creating a variety of poems focusing of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, George’s Marvellous medicine and had great fun creating their very own tongue twisters! They have enjoyed making lots of disgusting rhymes and using their imagination to write lots of humorous poems.   


Within our Potion topic, focusing on the States of Matter in Science, we had a fantastic time this week conducting our own science experiments around the velocity of different liquids. Using a ramp, stop watches and lots of different substances, it was great to see such independence as they worked as a team and led their own fair tests. Also in our topic, we looked at different portrayals of Potions in Art. The children then had discussion about how we can appreciate Art and created their own art work based around a Potions, it was brilliant to see the children express themselves through Art and have an outlet for their creative ideas. 


In P.E the children created their own Gymnastic routines using dynamic movement to find different ways to travel across the mats as a team. Mrs Alexander and I thoroughly enjoyed watching their performances and gave them all a fantastic score of 10! 

Term 1 week 1


Owls have had a fantastic first full week. They have settled in really well coming back to school and are very happy that they have their own classroom back. We have started our new topic of Potions for this term, focusing on the History of medicine this week. The children have really enjoyed exploring herbal remedies and have created their own healing potions from points in History. It was brilliant to see such amazing teamwork when starting our new topic in Gymnastics, focusing this week on balance. It was incredible to see such teamwork when planning and performing their routines to the class.

Miss Batty

Information about Accelerated Reader for Yr3 and 4