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YEAR 4 2021

Year 3 

In Science, we had fun learning about skeletons by building a skeleton and then labelling the different bones.

DT - Year 3 have been working hard on their sewing skills. Today we practiced sewing button holes - it was a little tricky but everyone showed great perseverance!

Year 3 have enjoyed swimming this term and last week they learnt some valuable water safety skills.

DT: Year 3 designed and made some delicious sandwiches! Great job chefs!

Year 3 are thoroughly enjoying their violin lessons this term!

Lockdown fun!

Year 3 have been working hard over lockdown and produced some amazing work - well done everyone!

Great job everyone!

You have all been amazing and have adjusted to remote learning on Teams so well. We love seeing you all, hearing all of your ideas and receiving your assignments. Keep up the fantastic work - we'll be sharing some of it as we continue on our learning journey.


Thank you for your patience as we learn to navigate through Teams together.

Happy New Year!

We hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the holidays. We'd also like to say a big thank you for our generous gifts and for all of your support throughout the school year this far.  With best wishes for the New Year from, Mrs Gibb, Mrs Pasha and Mrs Smith x

A very special visitor came to Hatch Ride Primary School this week. Year 3 were lucky enough to peek inside the outdoor classroom and have a chat with Santa!

As well as Christmas themed drama, sewing and keyrings, Year 3 made their own Christmas photo props this week. They enjoyed posing with their friends and their own art work!

This week in English we have been planning a non-chronological report about Moz the monster. Today we made class posters to share our ideas under the subheadings of: habitat, communication and social skills, exercise, diet and appearance.

Last week we created erupting volcanoes by mixing bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, food colouring and washing up liquid. The children loved watching the chemical reaction!

This week we started out advent calendar and enjoyed decorating the classroom for Christmas with snowflakes, spiral decorations, a class collage tree and paper chains. Thanks to all our very artistic pupils, the classroom looks incredible!

During our current math topic, Mass and Capacity, Year 3 enjoyed using the scales to weigh different objects in the classroom.

In DT, Year 3 enjoyed exploring how to make paper stronger. They will use this knowledge to design and create their own photo frames

Year 2 - 2019/2020

Addition and Subtraction Strategies

Africa Topic Work

Year 2 were very thrilled to be visited by Mr Fleck who talked to the children about his knowledge of Africa, to support their topic work.  The children prepared questions to ask him, and the children learnt so much from his presentation.  Thank you Mr Fleck!

Spring Term - Living Things and Habitats


Year 2 have been enjoying getting outside and starting their new topic of living things and their habitats.  They looked at things that are living, things that have never been alive, and things that were once alive and are now dead.  They have also been looking at habitats, and what makes different habitats suitable for different living things.

Christmas Nativity 2019


All the children in year 1 and year 2 put on a marvellous performance of "Everyone Loves a Baby", wowing us all with their fabulous singing, dancing and acting.  It was everything we needed to get us into the festive spirit!

November 2019


Hatch Ride's naughty elf, Patch, has been misbehaving again!  He stole some of Mrs Green's elves and hid them in different shops in Crowthorne High Street.  The children, using their map reading skills, made their way to the high street, and following his clues found all the elves.

Year 2 were lucky enough to be visited by two of Crowthorne's fabulous fire fighters.  They talked to the children about their jobs, and the children had a chance to try on some of the safety clothes and equipment.  They found it very heavy and uncomfortable to wear!  They were then treated to a tour around the fire engine, and although the weather stayed dry - the playground got very wet as they all had a chance to hold the hose and feel the force of the water coming out.  I think we may have a few budding fire fighters in Year 2.
The children visited the Life Education Bus and learned about how to keep themselves healthy.

Life Education Bus - October 2019

Year 1 - 2018 - 2019

Our trip to Marwell Zoo!

It was a jam packed day and we saw so much! We saw penguins, flamingos, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, tigers, lemurs and the best of all... MEERKATS! 

We enjoyed having our picnic lunch and our "Animal Habitats" workshop in the afternoon. It was a very busy day but the children were very well behaved and represented Hatch Ride School perfectly!                            



Humans and our senses!

This half term, we have been learning about our bodies and our senses. We have looked closely at our skeletons and the different parts of our bodies. We made skeleton during Welly Wednesday and we used equipment from the classroom to make skeletons inside. We had a sense hunt with Year 2 and Reception during Welly Wednesday. We had to see what we could smell, hear, see and touch in the outdoor area!  We also helped Reception with what senses we need to use when using different equipment and toys in the classroom.


Phonics - Friday 10th May and Thursday 16th May 

We have been working hard on our sounds and blending this half term and we have showing our super skills in every Phonics session. We have been writing real and alien words and playing games to help us with our sounds. We absolutely love Phonics!

Welly Wednesday - 15th May 2019 

We went out to the pond in the woods to explore what minibeasts we could find and become familiar with the area before we go pond dipping next week! We found lots of interesting things outside and some of us tried to build a bug hotel. 

KS1 Athletics Club - Thursday 2nd May

We had a great time at the first Athletics Club for the term today! We were focusing on throwing. We had four activities - throwing bean bags in a hoop, throwing bouncy balls, throwing foam javelin and we had our fitness station. The children got stuck in and we had upbeat music playing on the speaker to keep us motivated! Miss Currie, Mrs Graham and I can't wait until next Thursday where our focus is dribbling! :) 


PE - Thursday 4th April 2019


For Gymnastics today, we put out lots of different equipment including the big bars in the hall! The children were very excited to use them and they were very creative in their movements and shapes when using it. 

They have been practising moving over and under different equipment and thinking about changing directions when they are moving around.


The Year 1 Beatles definitely have the X Factor!

A massive well done to our fabulous performers for our class assembly. I am so proud of their hard work and it was an amazing show! Thank you to all of the parents for helping bring costumes and for practising lines at home. 


World Book Day 2019!

What a wonderful day we had! First, we created alien words for a new Gruffalo and made new stories using puppets of Julia Donaldson's famous characters. We read lots of books from home and our classroom. The Year 5 School Council members came and read "Little Miss Bossy" to us. We designed and created new creatures for the Gruffalo story and we spent the afternoon working with our Year 3 reading buddy to do a library scavenger hunt! It was so much fun and everyone looked absolutely incredible!



Welly Wednesday for World Book Day 2019! We made our own stickmen from Julia Donaldson's book "Stickman".

Would the Beatles have won the X Factor?

Thank you to everyone for the amazing facts and pictures that the children have brought it about the Beatles. The children already have so much knowledge about the group. In our first lesson on the topic, we enjoyed listening to the songs and we had a mini disco at the end of the day. Some of our favourites were "Here Comes The Sun", "She Loves You" and "Yellow Submarine"!



Fruit Salad - Thursday 7th February 2019

The children have designed and prepared a tasty fruit salad! They chose a selection of fruit to use and they drew what they thought their fruit salad might look like. They helped cut and prepare the fruit and they assembled their salad. We got to enjoy our work during break time and we even tried some yummy watermelon together!

After lunch, they evaluated what they thought of their fruit salads. They chose their favourite fruits and what they would change if they made it again.

We've been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. I have attached some links to songs that we have used to help us practise! - Counting by 2 - Counting by 2 - Counting by 10 - Counting by 5 - Counting by 5


There is also a great song to help practise doubles -



Wednesday 23rd January 2019

We had a great time playing with the snow today! We made snow angels, made snowballs and found icicles. We also collected different sized snowballs to bring in to the classroom to investigate which would melt the quickest. 



The children have been continuing to build on their yoga skills. They are fantastic at remembering our poses like 'Sun pose', 'Cow pose' and 'Eagle pose'. They have been putting them into sequences and playing musical statues with them.

We have also played 'Trampoline belly' where the children put a little toy on their tummies and focus on moving it up and down as they are breathe in and out. They were very focused so that their toys did not fall off!

We have a pose of the week that we keep in the classroom. The children choose a selection and vote for their favourite.


Our favourite pose of the week: Dog Pose smiley 

Grandparent's Afternoon - Monday 12th November 2018

The children had a brilliant afternoon asking lots of questions to their grandparents about their childhood holidays, their favourite toys and the games they used to play when they were children. The children were very surprised to learn that their grandparents only had two TV channels to watch and they didn't have a family car to get around!

The children enjoyed playing with old toys and reading old books with their grandparents. They also got to ask questions about old photos of toys and board games. 

Thank you to all the grandparents who were able to attend and make it a very memorable afternoon. 

Grandparent's Afternoon - Monday 12th November 2018

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