Sea Turtles

Meet the Sea Turtles Team


Mrs Corina Gamble

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Angela Gartland

Also working with us during the week are:

Mrs. Rebecca Hurcombe (Monday and Tuesday mornings)

Ms. Tina Salvage (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings)

Mrs. Sarah Mizon (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons)

Miss Natasha Bruce - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Class Information

PE Days

  • Wednesdays

  • Thursdays

Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

Woodland Day

  • Our Woodland day for this term is Wednesday 23rd June.

The children need to come dressed in appropriate clothing, including long sleeved tops and trousers to protect them from thorns.

What does provision look like for those with additional needs in Sea Turtles class?

Outlined in the document below are the waves of provision we use to support children with additional needs. Support is tailored to each individual and provided as needed, with or without a diagnosis. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns about your child, their needs or the provision in class. You can find further information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page on our website. This is where you will find our vision for SEND pupils, and our SEND information report which outlines what we as a school can offer.

Website provision map KS2 (2) (1).docx

Term 6 Learning Journey

Kindness - how can I pass it forward?

"...when words are both true and kind, they can change the world."


Our rich texts for

"Kindness - how can I pass it forward are:"

The Tin Forest

by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson

Anglo-Saxon Boy

by Tony Bradman

We are starting Term 6 on a theme of compassion, empathy and resilience through difficult times, and the beautifully illustrated and worded The Tin Forest is the ideal companion on our learning journey. The children are exploring Helen Ward's brief, but incredibly rich language, while also re-creating aspects of the story untold in words, but eloquently expressed in Wayne Anderson's illustrations.

To follow this, and to accompany our term's history learning, we will continue with an in-depth study of Anglo-Saxon Boy. Set at the end of the Anglo-Saxon era, the book depicts the historical events leading up to 1066 through the eyes of a 14 year old boy, the son of Harold Godwinson. The children are learning about customs, ways of life and historical events through the eyes of a boy who lived at the time.

Term 6 Knowledge Organiser

Yr3&4 Term 6 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2021.pptx
Programming KO.pptx

Term 5 Learning Journey

Is there strength in weakness?

"... if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."

Michael Jordan

Our rich text for

"Is There Strength in Weakness:"

The Explorer

by Katherine Rundell

This is a beautifully written adventure story of young children stranded in the wilderness of the Amazon Rainforest. We journey with them and share their experiences of putting to the test every bit of life experience and learning they have acquired, to survive a hostile environment and save themselves - at least, until they meet another survivor, who reluctantly leads them to safety and civilization.

Year 3&4 Term 4 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview term 5 2021.pptx

Term 5 Knowledge Organiser

Year 3&4 Term 4 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview term 5 2021.pptx
My-Very-Own-Game-KO (2).pdf

Term 4 Learning Journey

Can I make a difference?

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make"

Jane Goodall

Our rich text for "Can I make a difference"

The Story of Tutankhamun

Through a History focus, this term we are acquiring knowledge about a long passed period in time, while developing skills to investigate historical evidence and re-build the story of people form another time.

This inspiring text is enabling us to access a long-forgotten world.

Ancient Egyptians, the life and reign of the child-pharaoh Tutankhamun, the Rosetta Stone, mummification, a wealth of artefact images and hieroglyphic writing, are becoming part of our daily learning and discussion, and an opportunity to enrich knowledge, vocabulary and skills across the curriculum.

Term 4 Knowledge Organiser

Year 3&4 Term 4 Knowledge Organiser.pptx

Term 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Term 4 Curriculum Overview.pptx

Term 3 Learning Journey

How do we find the truth?

"If we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our rich text for "How do we find the truth?" is:

The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes

Our Learning Journey focus this term is on History, and we are exploring local and world events during World War II.

The children will connect to this major historical event through the eyes and lives of evacuees from the London Blitz, and Lenny's story is a warm, inspiring starting point for their reading, writing and further research.

We will extend their learning to explore local history, people of note, the home front and a timeline of the key world-wide events.

We will explore the concept of "truth" and its importance by discussing the Home Front, Propaganda posters and how people were persuaded to join in the war effort through small actions in their homes.

Through the eyes of Lenny, a young boy evacuated from London to the country, the children will experience what it was like to be a child at times of tremendous hardship, and how to find small positive things even in most difficult circumstances.

For more information about our learning, please read the Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum overview below.

Term 3 Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Term 3 Knowledge Organiser.pdf

Term 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Term 3 Curriculum Overview.pdf

Supporting your child at home

We will continuously communicate learning and expectations through the school website and google classroom.

During the Home learning period in Term 3, we are providing a full time-table of live and pre-recorded lessons via our Google classroom. For the daily timetable, support and information please use your child's google classroom login.

The greatest help to your child's learning is daily reading - both listening to them read, and reading to them to model expression, how to work out new words are important. Equally important is discussing the books they read, so that they develop an understanding of texts.


The greatest task through year 3 and 4 is to understand, then memorize all times tables up to 12. Regular practice, including Manga High, Youtube and Maths Frame website songs are very helpful. There are links to these in the useful website tab and on Google Classroom.

Useful links for online learning

Term 2 Learning Journey

"What are we saving for?"

"No-one will protect what they don't care about..."

David Attemborough

Our rich texts for "What are we saving for?" are:

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry


Wilderness Wars by Barbara Henderson

We are using ideas from the Netflix documentary "A life on our planet" by David Attemborough as the driver for our learning journey.

The main focus of the learning journey will be knowing and understanding the vast threats our environment is under, and looking at ways to protect it.

We will explore ideas about the threat that the Amazon rainforest is under, but also local environmental issues.

We are learning about local and national geography, including natural and human features.

Through the text "Wilderness Wars", we will learn about ways human activity can impact on the natural enviroment. Through our art activities, we are learning about the way that environmental threats to the smallest creatures' habitats (bees) can threaten on all other environments and ways of life.

For more information about our learning, please read the Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum overview below.

Term 2 Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Term 2 Knowledge Organiser.pdf

Term 2 Curriculum Overview

Years 3 Term 2 Curriculum Overview.pdf

PE Days

  • Thursday

  • Friday

Please make sure your child wears the following items for each PE session. As a part of our Covid risk assessment, we ask children to wear these all day and not have additional bags, to minimise cloakroom crowing and storage.

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

Woodland Day

  • Our next woodland day will be Friday 4th December

  • Your child needs to come dressed appropriately for this. It will be an all day session, including lunch. Packed lunch can be ordered from the kitchen if your child would have a school dinner on this day.

Term 1 Learning Journey


"The past is another country: they do things differently there"

LP Hartley

Our rich text for "Frontiers" is "The Secret Kingdom"

by Barb Rosenstock.

We are exploring the dramatic life journey of Nek Chand, Indian outdoors artist, through the dramatic times of the separation of India and Pakistan. His refuge from the trauma of war and separation was to create the incredible Rock Garden of Chandigarh, using using reclaimed materials from the city.

We are making a parallel with our own experiences of lockdown, separation and rebuilding connections.

PE Days

  • Thursday

  • Friday

Woodland Day

  • Wednesday afternoon

Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

Term 1 Knowledge Organiser

Years 3 & 4 Term 1 KO Frontiers.pptx

Term 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 CO Term 1 Frontiers.pptx


Homework is set every Friday on Google Classroom and will be due in the following Thursday. The homework folder can be found under the 'Classwork' tab.

There are two sheets for homework:

  • Reading record - please record what you have read and how often you have read on the Google Doc. We encourage children to read at least five times a week either independently (aloud or in their head) or aloud with an adult.

  • Activities - there will be spellings to learn and timetables to practise. In addition to this, there will be either a RIC (reading) or SPAG task.

  • Mangahigh - Children to login and complete the Manga High task set by your teacher. They should aim to complete the task three times. The children's logins can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.

  • Lexia - if your child has a Lexia account, please ensure they are accessing this regularly at home. Their login can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.

Please do let the class teacher know if you require a paper copy.

We ask that you send in a photo of the work instead of a paper copy to reduce the number of items coming into school.