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3/4K ~ Grizzly Bears

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

Science Week

A big thank you to Mr Walker and Mrs Orr for coming into school to tell us all about their jobs in scientific fields and impressing us with Science.


Our Violin Performance
Our Y4 Trip to RHS Harlow Carr 

Sharing Homework

We identified some favourite pieces of homework today. Well done to Finn, Livy, Tilly and Esme whose poems were admired. We also had some fantastic argument texts and reviews of local landmarks. The latter are now on our class Geography board!

Here are some of the comments made:

"I like your layout because it’s different." (Yasmin describing Meg’s Harlow Carr review)

"Your Swinsty Reservoir text is very detailed." (Harry describing Iona's landmark review)

"Your garden looks like a really nice place!" (Tom admiring Matthew's Garden layout)


Our Traffic Survey for Geography


Teaching the Class!

Well done to Finn and Meg, who demonstrated different written division methods to the class this week.


Open Hour - Ancient Greek Olympics

Royal Wedding Activities

We have been designing garden party invitations, creating hats and solving the trickiest of Maths problems - how to seat the guests!

Our Class Assembly on Time

Our New Science Topic is Plants

We investigated how plants transport water. We will be using our 'Spy Magnus' skills to observe where the blue food dye has travelled.

Class Book

Our new class book is Danny Champion of the World. 

Our Easter Eggs
Year 3 RE Visit to St. Marks Church
Sharing our Homework
Measuring Friction


Well done to Molly who was awarded the year 4 prize for the best book review written on World Book Day. Her chosen book was 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl.


Well done to Liberty who was part of the winning choir at the Harrogate Festival.

World Book Day - Our Favourite Books!

Mother's Day Cards

We enjoyed creating cards for the special ladies in our lives.

Enterprise Afternoon

Our class developed stalls linked to Danny the Champion of the World (our class story). These included navigating a route through Mr Hazell's wood, a Poacher's target and Danny's sweets. Our class made £24.73 profit.

Class Assembly

Our Class assembly was on the Winter Olympics. We enjoyed learning about its history and our British medallists. We also linked it to our work on forces in Science. Well done 3-4K - you were brilliant!

Our New Homework Menu

This week we shared our homework with the class. There were some fabulous pieces, from time dominoes to fact files about inspiring people. Everyone gave and received positive comments about why we liked particular pieces of their homework. Here are a few:


"I love Meg's Roald Dahl fact file, because it's really interesting. I also like her Healthy Living poster, because 'I will eat a rainbow' stands out." (Ruby)


"I like the way Harry has thought about the layout of his endangered animal leaflet." (Yasmin) "I hope the Amur Leopards survive!" (Oscar)


"I like Ewan's fact file on Shigeru Miyamoto, because I like Mario and I didn't know about Shigeru." (Alfie)

Arts Week

Many parents and grandparents came to visit our class during Open Hour this week. These are some of the art projects we have been involved in:


Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo

Having finished our class book, we wrote a book review about it. Here are some of our comments:


"I like the book because it kind of takes you on a journey and it has lots of adventure in it." Tom Gibbin

"I liked it when it all changed and a war started in Spain and because there was a twist at the end." Alfie Clarke

"It makes you feel you're there watching the whole thing happen in front of your eyes." Henry Beagley

"I liked the part when Paco became The Black Phantom, because it was like he was a hero." Liberty Bagnall

"It was fun and sad, because his parents died. My favourite part was the bombing because the action was scary with all the bits which made it real." Oscar Taylor

Maths and Measuring

We have been using a range of resources to measure mass, capacity, length and time. Here are some photos of us in action.


Weekly Review

Each week someone in our class presents in our Book Auction. They have to sell us their chosen book in two minutes. We welcome props, costumes and enthusiasm, as well as details on why your book is so good. Well done Lilly - yours was the first to be filmed.

Playtime Rules Posters

We have created our own posters for playtime rules, which are going to be put up around the school. This is to remind us all how to stay safe at playtime.

Tasting Wraps in DT

Our Christmas Display

We have used Design Technology skills to create pop-up stockings.

  • Lift the flaps to read the history of Christmas stockings…
  • Push up the levers on our pop-up cards to find out our Christmas wishes for the future…

As part of our Rocks and Soils topic in Science, we made our own fossils using plasticine moulds.

We dressed up for Children in Need Day.

In Grizzly Bears class we have made an excellent start to our new school year. We have made new friends in our class and elected our representatives. 


In English, we have been studying ‘The Lost Thing’ and writing stories about our own Lost Thing, based upon it. We have also created poems to show what ‘freedom’ means to us, to celebrate National Poetry Day.


Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo is our class story at the moment and we are all looking forward to finding out what happens next!

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