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Saddle Tor - Year 3/Year 4

Welcome to Saddle Tor Class (2018/2019)

Saddle Tor is a Year 3/4 class which currently has 25 pupils.

The class teacher is Mrs Lucy Dennis.


Please listen to your child read every night and discuss the text with them.  



Please login to Spelling Frame to practise your spellings.  Spellings are set and tested on a Monday.


Times Tables

Please login to Times Tables Rock Stars (online or as an app on tablets and phones) to practise the tables set for this week. 


Home Learning Project

Children are encouraged to bring in a project they have completed at home based on our topic.  Projects should be brought in by Thursday 4th July.

Easter Praise Production

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A big CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to everyone in Saddle Tor for an amazing production today.  Everyone worked really hard and remembered all their lines, dances and musical accompaniments to produce a fantastic performance.  Thank you especially to Mrs Hartigan for all her work behind the scene and to all the parents that helped with costumes and learning lines.
Well done Saddle Tor for an amazing variety of Home Learning Projects, from researched information to models, masks, puppets, Powerpoints and tapestries! Clearly a lot of time and effort has been put into these.

Internet Safety

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We had a visit from an ICT expert from EDF energy in to talk to us about internet safety.  The children thought about a range of topics including information they should share online, cyber bullying, and social media.  

World Book Day

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Cooking Norman Pottage

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We enjoyed a day of designing, making, eating and evaluating some Norman pottage (soup).  The children learned to peel and chop vegetables and were all really careful when using the knives, as our safety inspectors will testify!  

Battle dancing!

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Saddle Tor have been working in groups to create a battle dance to music.

Art in the garden

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We couldn't resist the lovely weather today and took our art into the garden where we practised our skills with watercolours.

Dogs Trust

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Saddle Tor had a visit from the Dogs Trust today and learnt how to stay safe around dogs and how to care for them.

Bayeux Tapestry

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Saddle Tor have been learning about the event surrounding the Bayeux Tapestry as well as researching facts about the tapestry itself.  A selection of our artwork on this is shown above.

Beowulf production

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We watched a fabulous production of Beowulf, complete with inspiring live music, which has enriched our writing this week.

Electric circuits

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We have been studying how electricity is produced and how an electric circuit is made.

Global Warming Debate

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The children confidently put forward their views about global warming and whether we should be working to reduce the impact we are having on our planet.  There were some very good points raised which were excellently responded to. We voted to do as much as we could to reduce our effect on global warming.

Save the Planet Topic Work

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Well done to everyone who brought in a project today to share with the class.  We had an amazing range of ideas and creations.

Where does food come from?

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We have been examining food labels to determine where our food comes from, then locating the countries using an atlas.

Remembrance art

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We recycled plastic bottles into these amazing poppies using glue and tissue paper.  We also wrote poems about the soldiers and poppies onto leaves which will form a display in our classroom.  Many thanks to all the parents who sent in plastic bottles!

The Digestion system

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We have been looking at the digestive system in humans and had a lot of fun today creating our own version of it!

Firework Art

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We used crayons to create a base layer, then black paint.  When this dries we were able to scratch a design onto the artwork to create some brilliant firework pictures.


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Saddle Tor children enjoyed spending the afternoon with their new buddies today.  They shared books and made quiches, discussing where the food comes from and which food we most enjoy eating!


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Year 4's spent the day at Westpoint attending the Farmwise event.  A very busy day spent learning learnt a lot about food, farming and the environment.   All the children behaved brilliantly and asked some very challenging questions!

Trip to Exeter Recycling Centre and the Energy from Waste plant

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We all had a very interesting day learning about how we can recycle our waste and what happens to the waste we don't recycle.  

Sizzling Science

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During our Open Morning, Saddle Tor were involved in a series of science investigations including floating pencil clips, creating tornados in bottles, putting pencils through water filled bags, experimenting with milk, food dye and soap as well as learning how to make a lava lamp and how to make a bowl disappear!

Dissecting flowers

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We have been learning about the different parts of a plant and the purpose of each.  Today we learnt the function of a flower and what the different parts were called.

Waste Audit

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Saddle Tor  completed an audit of the waste produced at CK.  Not only did we weigh and record the waste from different areas, discussing the difference between kg and grammes, but they then sorted the recycling into the correct bins, produced a graph and evaluated our findings - all in one morning!  Well done for working so hard Saddle Tor!

Maths - Place Value

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We have been studying place value in maths, making and comparing number in different ways.  

Investigating plants

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We have been investigating what liquids and feed plants need to survive.  We grew cress in water, salt water, juice and plant food.  We found that the cress in salt water and juice died.  

Saddle Tor Class (2017/2018)

Saddle Tor Class was a Year 3 class which had 26 pupils.

The class teacher was Miss Charlotte Dorrington.

Invasion, Invasion, Invasion! Summer Topic 2018

Active Maths- Statistics!

Active ICT- Debugging Instructions

Rainforest Fruit Tasting

This afternoon we learnt about the different fruits which grow in the rainforests. Tropical fruits are an important part of the diet of many Amazon tribes, and these tribes are able to freshly pick fruit form the jungle trees.


As part of our learning, we were even able to try various rainforest fruits, including grapefruit, mangos, passionfruit, kiwis, figs, pineapple, papaya, lemon and lime. During the taste test we considered the smell, taste and texture of the fruits and resulted in pulling some interesting faces. The pineapple turned out to be the class favourite, although Miss Dorrington preferred the grapefruit! What is your favourite tropical fruit?

Platonic Shapes- Virtual Visit to Greece

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Saddle Tor Class ( 2016-2017)

Saddle Tor Class was a mixed Year 2/Year 3 class and had 25 pupils.

The class teacher was Miss Charlotte Dorrington.

Using the 'Yad'

During RE this week Saddle Tor children created their own writing in Hebrew and then used the Yad or the Torah pointer to read their text to their class mates. They learnt that the Jewish people will read the Torah from right to left as opposed to our usual way of reading.

Catapults and Debating

As part of their Travel Through Time Topic Saddle Tor have been making catapults and having an important debate. The debate was to decide the fate of a medieval woman who had been accused of being a witch. They listened to the arguments to make an informed decision. The children made catapults and discussed how many lollipop sticks could be used to get the right leverage for their catapults. They were then able to test them out and see which one sent the blutack the furthest.

Learning Exchange

The Turtles group had their turn in the Learning Exchange this week and enjoyed the various activities that were on offer. As usual the Boccia was a popular choice with some pupils staying for the whole session to see if they could be on the winning team. Other pupils took part in the chess, embroidery and origami where they made origami pencils and penguins.

The Easter Story

Saddle Tor children were learning about the Easter Story this week and sequencing the pictures. Some of the children used the pictures to write their own story whilst others cut out the pictures and then put them in order by reading the story and working together.


Mayan Necklaces

Saddle Tor children have, this week, been putting the finishing touches to their Mayan necklaces. Colouring a pattern on a plate and then attaching some plastic beads to make them look more authentic. They were very pleased with their finished necklaces and enjoyed wearing them in class and showing their classmates.

Our Moving Pictures

This week saw some of Saddle Tor in the DT group finish their moving pictures. The wiggling caterpillars on their large leaves looked great and the children were very pleased to see their hard work put together and working.


Food Chains

The children in Saddle Tor have been investigating different food chains this week as part of their Topic. They learned which plants and animals belong to a food chain and then had a go at recreating some food chains with pictures and arrows.


Moving Caterpillars

Saddle Tor pupils were able to make their moving caterpillars this week using paper which they decorated and then folded to make them wiggle. They were all very pleased with their caterpillars and rightly so after putting a lot of thought and effort into decorating and making them.



3D Animal Models

Saddle Tor children used their teamwork to make some 3D animal models following instructions. They pressed the pieces out of the cardboard then read the instructions to find out how they then interlocked together to form 3D animal shapes.


Moving Part Pictures

Saddle Tor class had the chance to have a look at a moving picture book to help them understand how they are put together and the pages work. They will be creating their own moving part pictures as part of their Safari project. The children were all very intrigued by the moving parts in the books.

The World Through the Window Home Projects

Saddle Tor children shared their home projects with the rest of the class as part of their 'World through the Window' Topic. There were volcanos (some of them exploding) and weather projects with rainbows, clouds and lightning all appearing in different formats. Some children had a look at what they could see through their window with one pupil showing the world through a canal boat window. Well done to all of you for your hard work on your superb home projects.