Years 3 & 4 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                   20th April 2018


It is lovely to see you all back after the Easter break.  The children certainly seem to have got up to lots of fun activities during the holiday.


This week we have started to learn about robots for our main topic.  In literacy, we have looked at Japanese Haiku poems and lines and shapes in maths. We all enjoyed a visit from the Devon Education Officer from WASP (Waste Action Support Programme).  During the session we learnt about batteries and made a working circuit using fruit and vegetables – perhaps the children could explain how this works.  We have been taking part in tennis sessions for PE at the start of the tennis season.



Today the children will be bringing home the Summer Homework Task Sheet, this can also be found on the website and has been emailed to you.  Please could you encourage the children to complete 6 tasks during the term.  We are not sending home any extra homework this week due to the residential next week.


Heatree residential – Monday, 23rd to Wednesday, 25th May

We are really excited that our residential is finally upon us.  Children should have brought home a letter with final details and a fresh kit list (this can also be found on the website).  We look forward to seeing you on Monday at 8.30am in the school hall.


Children remaining at Orchard Vale - Monday, 23rd to Wednesday, 25th May

On Monday please could the children go to Mrs Grimwood’s class or Miss Gulliford’s class for registration.  The children should know which class they are in and a list will be placed on the class door for reference.


Mrs Grimwood and Mrs Moore have lots of fun activities planned for the children.  Please could we ask you to bring in Wellington boots and coats on Tuesday for a bumper forest school session.


With the onset of the warmer weather please remember to bring a drink in a plastic, named drinks bottle as children concentrate better if they are hydrated.


Wed, 25th April – FoOV – St George’s day - Non Uniform (red, white, princess or dragons)

Children can come to school in non-uniform for the day and can bring in a 50p donation towards FoOV if you wish.  As it is St George’s day on Monday we thought it would be good to celebrate it by wearing red/white or dress as a prince, princess or dragon. 


Lunch menu for next week is ‘Week Two”.


Diary Dates

Have you visited our website lately for the school calendars 2017/18 news of school events

Tue, 1st May – Friends of Orchard Vale – Tuck Shop

Mon, 7th May – Bank Holiday

Fri, 18th May – Royal Celebration and non-uniform day (red, white and blue)

Fri, 25th May – Last day before half term.

Mon, 28th May to Fri, 1st June – Half Term.


Have a wonderful weekend.   


Miss Gulliford       Mrs Grimwood      Mr Luttman       Mr Huggins