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Year 3/4 Grizzly Bears

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We're the Grizzly Bears!

Welcome to our class


We’re proud and independent, sensitive and strong.

We work hard, try our best and have lots of fun!


“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

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Class Story:


The Grizzly Bears' class book for the first Autumn half term is Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 

Important Information


Please note that our PE lessons will take place on Monday, Thursday and every third Tuesday this term. Our library slot will be every Thursday. 

Badminton - Harrogate Racquets Club


This half term, we are very lucky to have been invited up to the Harrogate Racquets Club for weekly badminton lessons. We’ve really enjoyed our first couple of sessions; we’ve just about mastered a serve, tried to beat our personal bests in the 30 second rally challenge and some of us even got to practise returning high shots with Miss Houseman! 

It’s been a brilliant first two weeks and we can’t wait to see how much we’ve improved by October half term. 

Our New-and-Improved Book Corner


On Monday we arrived into school to find that a mysterious tree had grown in the corner of our Reading Area! On closer inspection, we discovered that each of its leaves are covered with the names of all of our favourite books. With all off the reading we’ve been doing, we imagine it will have grown even bigger by the end of the year. Watch this space!

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Pupil Voice Groups


During our first week in class, we had the very important task of deciding who we wanted to represent our class in the various Pupil Voice Groups that we have at Oatlands Junior School. In keeping with our British Values, we staged a democratic vote in the classroom. The elected children for each group are as follows:

School Council

School Council 1 Ella
School Council 2 Elliot

Sports Crew

Sports Crew 1 Annabel
Sports Crew 2 Tom


Librarians 1 Alice
Librarians 2 Dylan

Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders 1 Ben
Digital Leaders 2 Gwilym

Arts Committee

Arts Committee 1 Jessie
Arts Committee 2 Maisie

Eco Committee

Eco Committee 1 Ava
Eco Committee 2 Ella

French Ambassadors

French Ambassadors 1 Florence
French Ambassadors 2 Skye

Our First Week


The Grizzly Bears have had a super start to the year here at Oatlands Junior School. There have been lots of new rules and routines for our Year 3s to learn but the our lovely Year 4s have been fantastic role models and we've all settled in brilliantly.

So far, we’ve been enjoying getting to know one another and practising working as part of a team both inside the classroom and during P.E. We've had class elections to decide on who we would like to represent our class in our Pupil Voice Groups, we've started our Daily Mile challenge which we will be running throughout the year and we've enjoyed starting our first English topic, looking at the picturebook 'Gorilla'.

We’re looking forward to seeing what the rest of the first term holds!

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  • Oatlands Junior School
  • Beechwood Grove, Harrogate,
  • North Yorkshire, HG2 8QP
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