Bendish Lane, Whitwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 8HX

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School

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For information about our curriculum, please visit our Year 3 and Year 4 Termly Curriculum Information page here

We are The Silver Birches - our teacher is Mr Gallimore and our teaching assistants are Mrs Sweatman and Mrs Pearce. 


Even though some of us are in Year 3 and some in Year 4, we always work together as one team.


Have a look at our Curriculum Overview to see what we are learning about this half term.


Our PE lessons are on Wednesday and Friday, so make sure you come to school in your PE kit on those days.


Please come back regularly to see what we have been up to!

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Autumn 2 2021


In English this half term we have been writing Play Scripts. We have learnt about the main features, such as setting descriptions, stage directions, character lists and how to set out speech. We then used this knowledge to change the ending of the play 'A Tune of Lies'.

Humanities - History - Railways

We have been learning about the Railways and how they have changed people's lives in the local area. We looked at a painting by Samuel Lucas and some of the people who were depecited in it. We have also learned about what a Victorian beach holiday would have been like to go on. We have created posters to advertise the use/ease of the Railways in taking a beach holiday as many people would not have gone on one before the Railways were in use.

Autumn 1 2021

Tag Rugby Festival

We recently travelled to Letchworth Rugby Club to take part in a Tag Rugby Festival run by the North Herts School Sports Partnership. We all had great fun and were awarded 'Team of the Day' for showing all the other teams and each other respect during the day. 

English - Non-Chronological Reports

So far in English this half term we have written a non-chronological report about holidays. We added to a book called "A to Z of Holidays" and a website called "Which Holiday?". We carefully chose how we were going to present out work, before drafting and publishing our work.

We have also written a range of reports about different topics. We started writing about a treasure island that had been used by pirates to bury treasure. 

Science - Animals including humans - food, nutrition, bones and muscles

In Science we have been learning about food, nutrition and bones. We have grouped different foods together based on their type - such as starchy foods or proteins. We have also learnt about human skeletons and the name of the bones. We then made a human skeleton using cotton buds and then labelled them.

Art - L.S. Lowry

We have been exploring the works of L.S. Lowry and his landscape paintings. He have looked at his background, how he painted his pieces and how he created his 'matchstick men'.

We have explored using a range of tools to recreate the matchstick men, evalutating which tools were best for the job.

We created our own versions of LS Lowry's work, using the school at the end of breaktime as our inspiration. 

Geography - The UK

This half term we have been learning all about the different countries of the UK. We have learnt about the major cities of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We have also learnt about the major rivers, mountains and hills. We developed the skill of using atlases to locate these physical features and place them onto a map.

We have also conducted our own research to create posters about each country.