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Class representatives


A huge congratulations to our Eco Committee and Pupil Leadership representatives, voted in by their classmates! They will work hard to provide Year 4 with a voice whilst attending weekly meetings with the rest of the school in order to help improve our community and environment.



Whilst learning about the rights and responsibilities that we have as children, we have been discussing the importance of consequence, as well as considering the importance of thinking about our choices before we act upon them. We did this through freeze frame and acted out various scenarios!

Curious collaging


Inspired by Matisse, we've experimented with collaging by transforming pictures of objects and turning them into something else!

Sound proof testing!


We investigated which material would be best for insulating sound by listening to music and walking until we couldn't hear it anymore. We discovered that the best household material was bubble wrap because sound travels slower through gases!

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Our penultimate swimming lesson this week focused on survival skills and the children learnt how it felt to move in water with clothes on, how to float and get out quickly and safely. They have worked really hard in their lessons and we are really proud of their progress.


Healthy Minds Week

There will be more photos to follow but here is one of the Palm Pets that Year 3 have created this afternoon. The children will be bringing these home and can use them to help get into the 'Green Zone' and feel calm and happy (more information on the Green Zone will be in the booklets the children are bringing home and your child will also be able to tell you about it.


'The Magic Box' Poem


As part of our Performance Poetry unit of work, Year 3 looked at the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright and then had a go at writing their own version of the poem. There were some imaginative poems created. The children chose their favourite line to put together to make a class poem, which they then performed and we have recorded to share with you. We hope you enjoy it.

The video can be found by clicking on the 'Children' tab and then 'Video Resources'.


Science Experiments


Year 3 have really been enjoying our Plants topic this term. We have explored how roots grow by putting beans into a plastic cup with cotton wool and water and have been recording how many roots there are each day. Some have grown so quickly that it is getting hard to count them! This week we have been looking at water transportation and have put celery in dyed water. The children predicted that the water would be transported up the plant and turn it red. We can't wait to see what happens!


Mrs Gibb


Judo Taster


On Friday, Year 3 were treated to a Judo taster session with J.W. Judo Academy. The children learned some Japanese words, some basic throws and had a blast! Sensei Jason will be holding a Judo club on Friday mornings, so please contact the school if you would like your child to join.


Miss Currie


Happy Easter!


What a fantastic term! Where has the time gone? The children have worked so hard over the past few weeks and produced work to be very proud of. We look forward to another great term. There is no set home learning for the Easter break. However, if you wanted to keep things ticking over, why not practise the spellings we've learnt so far this year, have a go at learning your times tables target and do plenty of reading.


Wishing you a happy, safe and restful break,


Miss Currie and Mrs Gibb

Science Week


World Book Day

World book day was fun! There was a book swap where we swapped a book with someone else. We also got to do a wordsearch and it was a bit tricky but fun. We had to guess the person behind the mask reading a story and got to dress up as any character you like. Some of us made a peg to look like a character from a book! We listened to the World Book Day song and it made us feel creative and enjoy world book day even more. We loved having books read to us all throughout the day. To end the day, we visited our fantastic library and chose a book to take home.

By Felix, Lola-Mai, Dylan Zach, Mollie and Verity

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Stone Age Day


We had such a busy day yesterday! First we found out about what Stone Age tools were like and had a go at making our own axes and spears - it was quite tricky! We went outside and sat around a fire to think about what it would have been like for people in Stone Age times and how fire was used. Then we became hunters and gatherers, 'collecting' plants or animals from the woods. We had to be careful to avoid anything poisonous! We found out how Stone Age people made jewellery and made our own out of salt dough. We looked at examples of Cave Art and created our own art using straws instead of paintbrushes. Throughout the day we also enjoyed listening to Stone Age stories. Such a lot of learning happened and such a lot of fun.  We'd like to say a big thank you to parents for all your support with costumes – the children looked absolutely amazing!



Spring Term


We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and were able to enjoy time with family and friends. We would like to say a big thank you for your generous gifts and lovely cards at the end of term. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and are looking forward to an exciting Spring term ahead. In Maths, we will be focusing on Addition and Subtraction and then moving on to Multiplication and Division. We will also be learning to tell the time. In English we will finish writing playscripts and move on to exploring the story ‘Stone Age Boy’ which will lead us into writing our own adventure stories.. Our Science topic is ‘Forces and Magnets’ where we will explore how things move on different surfaces and how magnets attract and repel different objects. Our History topic will take us from the Stone Age through to the Bronze and Iron Age and on to the Romans. We are really excited about our Stone Age Day on Wednesday 26th January.


And Just Like That...


The Christmas holidays are here! What a fantastic term it has been. Drama, science experiments, football, a visit from Father Christmas himself and so much more. The children have done us so very proud and they should be so proud of themselves. We look forward to another term -  we can't believe this one is over already!

Have a safe, cosy Chrismas and a very happy new year.


Miss Currie and Mrs Gibb


Christmas 'Photo Booth' fun


Christmas Drama Workshop


This week, we were lucky enough to take part in a Christmas drama workshop. Using the poem 'Twas a Night Before Christmas', the children created freeze frames, made a sound scape and acted out different parts of the poem. It was a lovely way to start off Christmas celebrations and a great way for the children to work on their speaking, listening and performing skills.


Remembrance Day


This week we have talked about Remembrance Day and why poppies are worn. We used watercolours to paint poppies which will be put on display at Crowthorne Fire Station.


Group Project


Year 3 worked in teams on a project where they had to research the human and physical features of a European country and present their findings on a poster. Some brilliant team work was shown and some lovely posters produced. Well done Year 3.


Election Day!

At Hatch Ride, pupils have the chance to become a member of the Pupil Leadership Team (PLT) and the Eco Committee. Through this, pupils have the opportnunity to represent Hatch Ride and help create changes that will benefit everyone at school. Today, all candidates gave their well-thought out speeches and answered questions about why they would make a great member. Then, we voted!

We are so proud of each and every one of them and they should be very proud of themselves.


Miss Currie and Mrs Gibb


Super Home Learning

We have loved looking at the children's summer home learning and hearing them share what they have learnt with such pride. We have seen such a range - videos, presentations, crafts, posters and more! Well done Year 3 for working so hard.


Miss Currie and Mrs Gibb


Welcome to Our Year 3 Class Page!


We are very excited to start our brand new class page! You will soon see useful information regarding Year 3, plus exciting celebrations of some of the things we've been up to. Some of the posts will be written by the children themselves, too! Watch this space!


Miss Currie and Mrs Gibb


Addition and Subtraction Strategies

A message for Year 2

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                Merry Christmas! 
I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big well done to the children of Year 2. They have worked so enthusiastically throughout the Autumn term and I am very proud of all their efforts! Please enjoy some pictures of their Christmas fun smiley.

Check out, what the children consider to be. THE LONGEST PAPER CHAIN IN THE WHOLE WORLD! smiley

The children worked beautifully as a team to create this paper chain together. 

                Whilst searching our woodland area for Patch, the children were very surprised and excited to find Santa in our outdoor                                                                        classroom. They had lots of questions for him! 

                          HE'S BACK!

Every year, Patch returns to Hatch Ride for some fun. The children can't wait to find out what Patch has been up to each day!

                               Hot chocolate and marshmallows!
                             Welcome to Year 2!   2020/2021

Year 1 2019 - 2020


Proud Work!

Just an update on the Year 1 stick insects. I think they are enjoying a holiday at my house and they have had plenty of pivet to climb on and eat! See if you can spot any stick insects in the pictures :)

Welly Wednesday - Wednesday 11th March 2020

For Welly Wednesday this week, we were using our part whole models to find number bonds of numbers from 1 to 10. We were checking that we are confident to find pairs of numbers quickly and correctly. We used natural resources that we found out in the woods and on the field.

Welly Wednesday - Wednesday 12th February 2020


For Welly Wednesday this week, Year 1 and Year 2 joined together to find and build animal habitats in the woods on the school grounds. First we searched with our partner to find some animal habitats. We found mouse tunnels, rabbit warrens, a bat roost and a bird's nest.

After that we had to build a habitat for a specific animal and explain why they would like it. The children were great at working together and creating a variety of interesting habitats.

Fruit Pizzas - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Last week, we designed our fruit pizzas with Miss Field. We had to decide what fruit toppings we wanted to have on our pizzas.


On Wednesday, we checked our plans and we all helped slice, chop, peel and cut the fruit before making our pizzas and eating them at break time. 


They were delicious and the only thing left behind were a few crumbs!


We are going to be writing instructions about how to make a fruit pizza next week.

Famous People: Queen Elizabeth II

We have really enjoyed our topic so far! We have been looking at Queen Elizabeth II and Windsor Castle. We have our own Windsor Castle in the classroom and we loved acting as royals in the afternoons. 


A massive thank you to everyone who came and watched Year One's Sharing assembly. Thank you for providing clothes and helping with lines at home. They were fantastic!

Reading in Year 1


This half term, we have been working with Reception to help create an exciting display all about reading. We all helped create a rocket that will blast us off with a book! We had to vote for our favourite Julia Donaldson (our class author!) books. Our winners were "The Ugly Five", "The Smeds and the Smoos" and "The Gruffalo". 


We also did "Reading Buddies" with Reception. We paired up with a friend from Reception to share books together and we love it so much that we didn't want to stop!

Get ready to blast off with books!

There has been a new arrival...


We have a baby stick insect (a nymph) hatch last week!


It is very tiny and quite hard to spot in the tank but Year 1 have been looking carefully to find it.


Click on the pictures below and see if you can spot the nymph!

Healthy Minds Week - November 2019

We really enjoyed all of the activities that we tried in Healthy Minds week. We were able to build our resilience during a variety of tasks like Mini Marines. We made booklets that we can keep to remind us of the skills we learnt this week. We enjoyed discussing our feelings after listening to "The Soul Bird" and we like making our tree for "Roots of Resilience". 


Thank you very much to everyone that sponsored us during our Yogathon!

Toy Day - Thursday 17th October 2019

We had a fantastic Toy Day and we enjoyed dressing up and showing our toys. The children made ball and cup games and decorated Mr Potato heads. 

We would love to say a MASSIVE thank you to all the Grandparents that we able to join us on Toy Day and thank you for bringing in lovely toys to share with everyone!


It has been an exciting first week back! We have been busy in our new classroom and we have been practising our phonics and counting skills. We have also been looking at our new topic "Toys!" and we have been exploring a range of toys from the past and the present.

Reception Class - 2018 - 2019

The Great Evil Pea Hunt

Superhero day!

The arrival of the caterpillars

Our Very Hungry Caterpillar we made for Crowthorne Trails

Life in our Reception class

Enjoying the Easter Egg Hunt - thank you to the PTO!

Red Nose Day


We designed our own Red Nose characters and animated them.  Then we wrote speech bubbles for them.

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We have been working on our breathing.  We work with a partner to help us really focus.

100 Days of School!


We celebrated being in school for 100 days by taking part in lots of '100' activities - finding 100 dominoes, 100 yoga poses, sounding out 100 words, counting 100 cars and making a big 100 in the playground!

Learning Inside and Outside



We have experienced a wide variety of weather over the last few weeks!  We have seen snow, pouring rain, brilliant sunshine and strong winds and have been noticing the changes in our environment.

Who stole our Gingerbread Men?

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