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Welford and Wickham CE (VA) Primary School

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Donnington Years 3&4


Welcome to Donnington Class!


We would like to welcome you to our Donnington Class web page. We hope you enjoy learning all about our brilliant class and find out about what we are doing at school this term!


Our Summer term curriculum offer is all about our own 'Amazing Earth'. We will go on a journey through time and civilisations as we explore prehistoric humans from Stone Age through to Iron Age, looking not just at the evolution of human beings through the three major ages of pre-history, but we will also explore how the earth itself has changed over time. Linking to our history topic, we will look at the wonderful stories, 'The First Drawing' and 'Stone-Age Boy', as two of our English texts as well as the outstanding and thought provoking message story, The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. Alongside our History topic, we will learn about Britain's rivers and coasts in our Geography lessons, even finding out that the water we drink today was once drunk by a dinosaur! In Maths, we will continue our study of fractions and decimals, before revisiting place value and number and moving onto statistics, area and perimeter. In PE we will be swinging our tennis rackets and cricket bats whilst our journey through the gorgeous sounds of steel panning will sadly conclude this term. Our exciting Art and Design studies will allow us to examine, replicate and find influence in the nature-inspired textiles of William Morris which will see us make and use our very own printing blocks. In addition, will also welcome our amazing trip to Harry Potter World and we have the whole-school production at Arlington Arts to get very, very excited about! I can't wait Donnington - this might be the best term yet!


Donnington is a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class and our teachers are Mr Waller and Mrs Phillpot. Throughout the week, we are assisted in class by Mrs Kennedy and Ms Chamberlain who help support us as we learn across the curriculum. We also have the opportunity to learn from Mrs Valentine, Mrs Kilding and Mrs Myers who will be teaching us Music, Science and French, RE and PSHE as specialist teachers across the term. We take pride in our classroom jobs, taking care and looking after our classroom, and make it our own special habitat for learning.


Each Friday, all the children in our school take part in Scouts. Depending on their age, they meet with their Squirrel, Cub or Beaver pack and have so much fun, learning new skills and strengths. We have a Scouts page on the website which you can visit to find out more!


For more detailed information on all the subjects that are taught at Welford & Wickham, please click on the 'Key Information' option at the top of this page and choose: curriculum, implementation and then the subject.    


Autumn 2021 - Explorers and Invaders

The Friends of Welford

Every year the PTFA very kindly gives us some money to spend on resources for the classroom. This money is essential to help us buy all those "extra" bits and bobs that really help the children to engage in their learning and to bring that learning to life. The fundraising ideas are always inventive and great fun for all involved.