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Summer Term 1 and 2

The Romans

    Veni, Vidi, vici


Click the link below to view the Year 3/4 Holistic Plan and see how it links to the National Curriculum objectives:

Welcome to the summer term, we hope you all had a lovely Easter! This term, we will be going on an adventure back in time through our new topic, 'The Romans - Veni, Vidi, Vici’. We will be learning about how Rome was founded and the rise of the Roman Empire. We will discover what life was like in the Roman Army and for the citizens of Rome during this time. During the first week of term, we have planned an unforgettable school trip to Chester. When the Romans settled here, they named the city Deva. Inevitably, this learning experience will inspire some fantastic work across the topic. Please click on the sub-pages above for more information about the trip and our learning this half-term. For updates and reminders, please read the welcome back newsletter. 


Sycamore Class 

Spring Term 2 -

I have an idea!

Inventors and British heroes

Click the link below to view the Year 3/4 Holistic Plan and see how it links to the National Curriculum objectives-

Welcome back to the second half of the spring term! As we dive into a new topic, 'I have an idea', our learning will be inspired by inventors and British heroes. Please click on the sub-pages above for more information about our learning this half-term.




Sycamore Class 

Spring Term 1 -

China and the Shang Dynasty

Click the link below to view the Year 3/4 Holistic Plan and see how it links to the National Curriculum objectives-

Welcome back Sycamore Class!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a magical Christmas and New Year! We can't wait to get stuck in to our new topic - China and the Shang Dynasty. Please click in the sub-pages above for more information about our learning this half-term. Did you know that 2022 is the year of the Tiger?


Autumn Term 2 - Who were the Vikings?

Welcome back Sycamore class, we hope you had a spooktacular half-term! Clink on the trees below to find out about all the exciting things we will be doing, and have done, this half-term. 


Autumn Term 1 - How to wash a woolly mammoth

Welcome back Sycamore Class! We have had a fantastic first day and it has been wonderful to hear all about your Summer Holidays. Have a look at our class letter below to find out some important information. Our first school trip of the year to Buxton Museum is next week! Make sure you log onto Parent Pay to give permission and make a voluntary contribution.

Welcome Letter Autumn 2021














Hawthorn Class 2020-2021

Sports Day for Year 3 and 4

What an fantastic morning we've had down on the Rec! We are very proud of all the children who took part. They all tried incredibly hard at each of the activities and showed great sportsmanship. They encouraged each other and worked together in the team events. A huge congratulations to our winners!

Individual races - Y3 Girls

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Y3 Boys

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Y3 Girls - hurdles

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Y3 Boys (group 1) - hurdles

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Y3 Boys (group 2) - hurdles

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Y3 Girls - balancing a tennis ball

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Y3 Boys - balancing a tennis ball

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Our winners - 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Team winners - Germany!

Home learning - Thursday 1st July

Good morning Hawthorn Class! We were hoping we could make it until the Summer holidays but here we are again, learning from home. We know you are all super stars with home learning so just try your best to do as much as possible. 
Please click on today's star to find your work. Please join us for a zoom meeting this morning and in the afternoon.


Morning Zoom at 9:15

ID number: 991 2753 9610

Password: Hawthorn


Afternoon Zoom at 2:30

ID number: 943 6716 3581

Password: Hawthorn


Here is the finished product! The children have done a fantastic job creating their own packaging for their chocolate bars!

We have had a lovely time designing and creating our very own chocolate bars! Have a look through our posters we made to advertise them... Keep an eye out for more information on how to purchase one!

Summer Term 2

Food Glorious Food! 


This term we will be exploring everything food related with the finale of this school year ending in our own chocolate bar creations and advertisements. 


Stay tuned for other delicious elements to our learning.


Buxworth's Day of Compassion

Today, we have all developed a better understanding of the meaning of compassion and empathy. We read the story 'Clean up' and put ourselves in the shoes of the main character, Rocket. We understood how she felt in the story and why then made our own pledges to the environment.

Bushcraft Day! 
We’ve had a fantastic afternoon with Peter. We’ve learnt how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to safely whittle the wood for the fire. We ended the session with a game of darts with the darts we made out of willow and feathers

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Treasure Hunt

We had a great fun kicking off our topic with a foodie themed treasure hunt. We solved maths and English based puzzles and riddles to find a trove of sweets and chocolates. 

Summer Term 1

Today we had the most fantastic time at our Egyptian Day. The children all looked amazing - well done for such a fantastic costume effort! We learnt an incredible amount, helped to build a tomb, took on various Ancient Egyptian jobs, created our own dances to perform, re-enacted a battle scene, made scarab beetle necklaces, made shabtis, made boat sails, weighed our hearts and practised mummification, as well as lots more! It was a very busy day! Have a look at the photos below and use them to tell your grown ups what we did.


We would like to thank the PTA for funding such a fabulous day!

Welcome to the Summer Term! We hope you all had a fantastic Easter break.


Here are a few reminders and some information for the term.


Drop off: 9am    Pick up: 3:15pm 

PE: Wednesdays and Fridays 

Forest Schools: Wednesday 

Please come wearing appropriate clothing on these days. 

As forest school and PE are on the same day, please send pupils into school wearing their PE kit and have waterproofs/wellies in a bag.

Spelling test: Wednesday 

Times table test: Friday


The afterschool club for Year 3s will be Drawing club on a Monday with Mrs Turega, running until 4:10pm. As with the end of the school day, club times are staggered for different classes, so please try to arrive promptly for pick-ups from clubs. 


 Please send your child's reading book and diary into school each Friday so we can give rewards for reading at home and change reading books. New books will be sent home on a Friday. Diaries will be quarantined over the weekend and checked on Monday before being returned to children. Please note, new books will only be sent home if old ones have been returned.


Homework: Throughout the week your child will be expected to learn their spellings and times tables and should try to read every evening.  Every Friday, your child will bring home one Maths task and one Literacy task, and they will be things the children have learnt in school during the week. This is to help the children to consolidate their learning and to give them some extra practise. Additionally, a times table sheet will be sent for the times tables they will be tested on the following Friday. 


And finally, a polite reminder that toys and pencil cases stay at home for the foreseeable future to limit things going between home and school. 


Mrs Turega and Mrs Downings 

Tomb Raiders 

This topic is a whirlwind of adventure where we will be exploring the exciting period of Ancient Egypt. We will be taking a closer look at King Tutankhamun and the process of mummification. There will be plenty of opportunities for art and design, along with geographical, scientific and historical exploration.

Please see the document below for our curriculum overview.



Spring Term 2

Welcome to the second Spring term, we hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable half term. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we can see you all back in the classroom. We can't wait to see you on Monday morning on zoom. Here are the details for our morning and afternoon lessons:


Morning zoom - 9:15

Meeting ID:  949 3529 7991

Password: Hawthorn


Afternoon zoom - 2:30

Meeting ID: 910 6658 3243

Password: Hawthorn


To get the most out of our zoom lessons and to stay safe online, please remember these rules and expectations:

  • Be ready to start the zoom lesson a few minutes before it starts
  • Have something to write on and to write with
  • Your video camera should be turned on at all times
  • Only take yourself off mute when Mrs Downings or Mrs Turega tell you to
  • You should be wearing appropriate clothing i.e. not your pyjamas
  • Be somewhere where you can sit comfortably and listen carefully 
  • Save your teddies or toys for the 'Show and Tell' lessons on a Friday



Bug Club

A tiny seed was sleeping

Here is our Easter song to practise at home! We will be filming on Monday :)

Spring Term 1


Happy New Year Hawthorn Class! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas break. 


Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 Virtual Assembly - Assemblies - Oak National Academy ( 


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Chinese New Year

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Autumn Term 2

Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term.

Our new topic for the term is 'Under The Sea' and we are set to have so much fun. Please take a look at the topic overview below to see what we will be learning in each area of the curriculum.

Autumn Term 1

Welcome back to the new school year, it has been fantastic to welcome the children into their new class. They have all settled in brilliantly! We have an exciting first half-term planned. Below, you can find out what we will be learning throughout the curriculum, linked to our new, exciting topic, 'On Safari', which we started with a virtual live Safari, all the way from Africa. 


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