Turtle Class

Class Teacher

Miss Heath


Congratulations to our


Autumn Term (1)

Week 1

Turtles have had a brilliant first week back! I was so pleased that so many children used their summer scrap books and created a fantastic journal of their summer- it was lovely to see what everyone had been up to! This week we have really focused on our mindsets and the way we perceive ourselves and our learning, particularly focusing on having a ‘Growth Mindset’ in Maths (which the children can now all explain phenomenally!). I have been so proud of the way the children have tackled tricky challenges and worked as a team; they have shown great commitment, resilience and independence. In English our new unit focuses on Wishing Tales- the children wrote some lovely stories and we all sat around the ‘campfire’ and listened to them! We also had our very first Spanish lesson! Well done for a fantastic first week back Turtles- I am excited to see whats in store for us in Year 4! 

Class Captain: Anusha 

Reader of the week: James K

Week 2

Turtles have had another fantastic week this week! We really enjoyed learning about the Spartan’s and the Athenian’s during our topic lessons and finding out about the very different lifestyles that they lead. After learning all about them and having a big class debate we each decided whether we would prefer to live in Sparta or Athens- if you ask the children I’m sure they will be able to tell you all about what life was like for children during this period in both cities!

We also had our first Ukulele lesson! We really enjoyed it and are very happy that we get to have these lessons all year!  

A massive well done to all of those Turtles that read every night this week and brought their reading records into class- keep it up!

Well done Turtles! 

Week 3

We have had another good week in Turtles class this week! In English we have been learning our new text ‘The Balaclava Boys’ and have come up with lots of cool actions to help us to learn it off by heart. We have pretended to be ‘George’, the main character from the tale, and written our own diary entries- they were fantastic!  

In Maths, we have been exploring numbers in the thousands and have represented them in numerous different ways (with resources, pictures and calculations). In topic we pretended to be Spartans and Athenians and wrote more diary entries!
A lot of us are very excited to go to Stubbington Study Centre next week, and the rest of us are excited for a week of fun team building challenges and activities in school. I have sent home lots of ‘Marvellous Me’s ‘ this week so please do check your account as I will be regularly sending home messages and photos of children and their wonderful work!


Again, well done to those of you that read every day and those of you that completed their ‘Top Trumps’ homework. Proud of you! 

Week 6


Turtles have had a busy week this week! We have been writing our own wishing tales about a Spartan Warrior who wishes for a dragon to slay the Athenians, but ends up regretting his wish when the dragon burns down his entire village! I am so impressed with the effort the class have put in, and as a result each and every member of Turtles has produced a fantastic story that is beautifully presented!

Yesterday (Thursday) we went into the ‘woodland area’ with Dr Collins, sat around a real campfire and toasted marshmallows. Some children read their stories to the rest of the class- it was lovely!

In topic we have been preparing our ‘Greek Museum’ and can’t wait for all of the parents and carers to come and see it next Thursday! 

We have also been practicing our big numbers for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and our singing and dance routines are really starting to come together! Well done to those children that read every night this week and have earned a stamp on their reading card- keep it up! 


Reader of the Week: Adyn S         Class Captain: Lucas L

Autumn Term (2)
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