Welcome to the Skylarks section of the school website!
Skylarks is the Year Three/Year Four class. Our teacher is Miss Rasberry and Mrs Chamberlain is our amazing teaching assistant.
What are we doing this term?
This term the whole school topic is ‘Time Detectives’. You can view the Year overview for the school below.
To view our curriculum notes for this term please click on the link below. We have also included our curriculum notes from last term.
Important things to know…
Regular times tables testing will continue this term.
Reading Records and Spelling Books need to come into school on a daily basis. Homework is sent out on Fridays and it would be helpful if Homework Books could be returned to school on Wednesdays.
Liaison with ARK and Ramsbury Estates
We are delighted to be working alongside Ramsbury Estates growing cowslips for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly project again this year.
Duncan and Helen visited us just before half term to start the project off. We have sown the seeds and they are sitting outside our classroom where we hope germination will occur shortly. We are due to transplant our young cowslip seedlings in early May.
A very big thank you to Ramsbury Estates for allowing us to continue with this project. What an opportunity to engage with local conservation work!
For the first time we have begun some collaborative work with ARK (Action for the River Kennet). Anna and Sean delivered baby trout complete with yolk sacks (alevins) in early January and we have enjoyed watching them change into feeding fry and then parr (striped baby trout). They have been fed every day with high protein fish food, we have completed a part-tank water change regularly and monitored the water temperature. Our babies are almost ready to be released into the Kennet.
Thank you ARK for your support, enthusiasm and for giving us the chance to find out about one of our local animal species. We loved the freshwater invertebrates workshop and the trout life cycle session, too.