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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Rufford class Y3&4

Welcome to our Rufford Class page! My Name is Mrs Ogden and I am the class teacher. Our team also includes Mrs Furmage and is made complete by your children.

We will use this page to share information about our curriculum each half term and the wonderful achievements through the year, as well as any documents and projects you will need access to. All daily information will be posted on our Class Dojo messaging app.

To dream is an awfully big adventure, let's enjoy the journey!

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Summer Term Projects and Homework Projects. This Term we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings through our topic study, in Science we will be investigated with States of Matter and Sound.

We are thrilled to share our new class name with you! All classes are now named after local Abbeys, we will now be known as Rufford Class and are planning a visit to our namesake later in the year.

Happy 95th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

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This year to honour Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, we decided to dust off our sketching skills and create a portrait of the Queen in one of her early official portraits. We hope you enjoy looking at our hard work!


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This week Lara found that inside the cover of a book you can find where and when a book was published. Lara set herself a challenge of finding a book for every year from the first she found to as close to this year as she could. Here is her timeline...


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This term we have been working on our textiles skills.
We have:
-Threaded wool through card
-Learnt a simple stitch
-Measured seam allowance
-Learnt to measure each other
-Cut out a pattern
-Read instructions and dyed our fabric

Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat!

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This term we have been learning about Joseph and his amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in our RE sessions and we have been looking at Quentin Blake and his work as an illustrator.
Today we put these two skills together to create a Quentin Blake inspired Joseph.
I am incredibly proud of the effort and outcomes that Year 3/4 have created today.
We wanted to share our joy with you all!

Knowledge Organiser and Homework Projects!

Eco Club - Nature Art (01.10.2020)

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Today as part of Eco Club we created Art from the wonderful nature around us. We have left some of it out on the playground, see if you can spy it tomorrow...


Roald Dahl week.

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This week we have explored Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, finding the differences between the Rhymes and the original story. We made grasshoppers, like in James and the Giant Peach and we made Nishnobblers like the ones in The Giraffe, The Pelly and me. What a lovely week! Thank you Year 3/4!

Eco Council

Aboriginal Dot Art Gallery!

This week I challenged Year 3 to create Calligram poems about any key worker. Abbie created a poem about ASDA workers and all of the hard work they are doing through this difficult time, she even took the extra time to publish it!

Pop Art! This week I challenged Year 3 to find out what Pop Art was, where it was first used and any influential artists that used this method. Once they had done all of this I asked them to find a piece they liked best and have a go at recreating it! Here is our wonderful art!

Calligram Poems - This week in Year 3 we have been looking at calligram poems, which are poems that take the shape of their subject. We though it would be nice to show our appreciation to all of those who work for the NHS in this difficult time, and dedicate our poems to them! Here is some of our fabulous work!

Celebrating the colours of our St Swithuns Rainbow!