Houghton Primary School

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Owls (Y3)

Owls Class are our Year 3  group.

They are taught by Mrs Ferrett on Mondays and Tuesday and by Mrs Davison on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. They are assisted by Mrs White, Mrs Richards and Mrs Blem-Larsen.

Please click here for information on the Year 3 Curriculum Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Friday 17th January

Ths week we have enjoyed starting our topic The Polar Lands. After watching some of David Attenborough's Frozen Planet and looking at pictures, the children have been inspired to write poems describing the landscape and animals to be found in Antarctica and the Arctic. We are looking forward to finding out more about these amazing regions.

On Tuesday we were lucky to be the first class to be introduced to a new sport in Houghton, table tennis. Alex Facey from Huntingdon Table Tennis Club is going to be coaching the children for the next 5 weeks. This week we were learning all about ball control, we will be progressing on to tables as our skills develop.  I think we found all the balls by the end!Table tennis 1             Table tennis 2Table tennis 3

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Friday 10th January 

Happy New Year to you all. The children have made a super start to 2020 and have already been busy. We enjoyed sharing our All about Me bags, we all learnt a few new things about each other, do you know whose favourite animal is a penguin, who won a photography competition, who was a team mascot ........

On Tuesday KS2 had a visit from Liza , a STEM scientist, she came to teach us all about our brain and how amazing it is. The childen made brain hats, learning how our brain works and  they looked closely at a sheep's brain. We followed this up in the classroom by learning how to look after our brain, by keeping it active but also giving it a rest. To keep our brain active,we did our usual Daily Mile, tried to learn a new skill, juggling,(we are all still working on this), and we tried solving challenging puzzles. We then tried some mindfulness activities - meditation , mindfulness colouring, listening to calming music and going out onto the tree house  to use our senses to focus and just listen to the sounds, sights, smells around us. 

brain day activities 2brain day activities 1brain day activities 3brain day activities Next week we are looking forward to starting our topic - The Polar Lands.


Autumn 2019

                                                                Friday 6th December

 This week the children made their own fresh pasta. They made different pasta shapes including spaghetti, tagliatelli, penne and farfalle.




                                                             Friday 22nd November

Owls' class performed brilliantly in their class assembly today. They shared their learning about Italy and the Romans, read out some of their poems, sang a fantastic song and performed a great friendship dance. Well done Owls!

         Friday 15th November 

It was  Kindness Week this week and Owls Class have been busy thinking of different ways to be extra kind both at school and at home. They played Kindness Bingo, ticking off kindness activities each day. These included actions such as helping out more at home, sharing more with brothers and sisters, as well as being kind and helpful in school.They also decided to write little messages and pop them inside some of their favourite books in the AR library. Some of the notes wished the reader a happy day, others encouraged them to read the book and enjoy it.   



Friday 8th November

 On Monday Karen England, a professional opera singer came to work with the children. As well as singing to the children and introducing them to opera music, she also taught them some fun vocal exercises andthey learnt how to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Italian.

Mrs David, our sports coach has also been working with the children again, this time teachng them skills needed for ball games. 

We have also been out and about collecting leaves and looking at the colourful leaves that are still on the trees. The children have created some amazing poems and art work. 


                                                              Friday 11th October

  Owls and Kestrels enjoyed an action-packed Roman Day on Wednesday. They all looked amazing in their costumes and took part in a variety of different activities organised by History Off the Page. The activities included: making mosaic tiles, squeezing their own oil from olives,  using traditional Roman cures to heal patients and making  their own wax tablets. They also learnt how to train as a soldier in the Roman Army and had a  feast in the afternoon.

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Friday 4th October

In Science this week,  the children made string telephones as part of their work on sound.


Friday 20th September

The children are enjoying their weekly Dance sessions with our visiting sports coach Mrs David. They are working on producing a dance routine that portrays friendship.

Welcome to Owls' web page. We hope you all had a great summer.  It has been lovely getting to know the children and we are very pleased with how well they are settling into Year 3. 

 The children have all got off to a super start with their reading and are already quizzing on their books. In Key Stage 2 the children read their AR books every day for 20 minutes after lunch. This means that they do need their reading book and reading diary in school every day. 

This term our PE days are Mondayand Wednesday. However we would like PE kits to be brought in on a Monday and left in school until Friday as sometimes we do need to change the day. They also need their trainers everyday for The Daily Mile.


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