Totland (Year 3/4)

Mrs Hanson welcomes you to Totland class.

Learning Support Assistants: Miss Harriskine-Cooke, Miss Armstrong, Mrs Smyth, Mrs Pye & Miss Whitehurst.
Please go to your child’s Google Classroom account to access work.

PE is on a Monday & Tuesday.

Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.

Please go online for more information: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Exciting news for home reading!

To support your child with reading at home, we have subscribed to the Oxford Owl eBook Library giving access to more than 500 ebooks for use across the age range from Reception to Year 6.

Over the next week or so, your child’s teacher will be in touch with details of how to log in to the library and what your child will be expected to do to ensure that they continue to develop their reading skills whilst learning at home.

Please see the leaflet for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact the class teacher in the usual way.

Oxford Owl information leaflet


What have Totland class been doing so far?

Year 3 and 4 uncover a Saxon warrior

Estelle Baker, the Heritage Education Officer, for the IOW led 3 classes in a fascinating tour of a Saxon grave that was uncovered near Carisbrooke castle. Children had chance to handle replicas of actual Saxon grave goods.

In science, the children in Totland class used skewered jelly babies to show how sound travels via vibrations! Cameron also identified echoes as sounds that bounce back off of walls and other solids.

In Totland class the children have been learning about healthy and varied diets as part of the DT food & nutrition curriculum. They enjoyed making and tasting hummus, and experimenting with flavour using sun dried tomatoes and avocado. Yummy!

Totland class have been describing emotions and their associated body language in English. The children worked in groups to classify emotions and identify synonyms for several different emotional adjectives.

The children have been exploring Optical Art and Isabel created this picture of her own hand.

Totland Class have painted jars using acrylic paints for their wellbeing project today. The jars have been finished off with beautiful daffodils.

The children have been reading Podkin One-Ear during their English lesson which they started last term. They are now including some related activities in their home learning, here are some pictures of the Podkin-inspired fantasy maps.


Totland children created water cycles.  The cycles have been stuck to the classroom windows, ready to monitor the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation, which is linked to our science topic on changing states of matter.

Science states of matter

Geography map skills

We discussed personal hygiene and hand-washing in relation to protecting ourselves against covid.
After school club in Totland class