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

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School

News and Photos from The Silver Birches

We are The Silver Birches - our teacher is Mr Gallimore and our teaching assistant is Mrs Constable. Even though some of us are in Year 3 and some in Year 4, we always work together as one team.


Although the classroom looks slightly different this year, our learning remains the same; we do lots of talking about our learning with our talk partners, discover new things in a variety of ways and use a range of resources to support and challenge ourselves. 


This term we will be looking at Longitude and Latitude in Humanities; Rocks and Fossils in Science; Coding in Computing and Families and Relationships in PSHCE.


Our PE lessons are on Tuesday 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!

News and Photos from Silver Birches!

Lockdown Science - Magnets

This half term we have been learning about magnets. We have experimented to find out what materials are magnetic and find out which magnets are the strongest.

Lockdown English

In English this half term,  we have been listening to the story of Floella Benjamin, as told in her autobiography, Coming to England. We took inspiration from this and wrote our own autobiographies. 

History - Autumn 2 - The Battle of Hastings

In History this term we are studying the Norman invasion in 1066. So far we have looked at the Bayeux Tapestry which depicts the battle and created our own.

RE - Autumn 2 - Diwali

In RE we have studied Diwali. We explored the story of Rama and Site before designing Diva Lamps.

We were very lucky to have Jean Howe, from the Rotary Club, come into school to talk to use about Polio. We learnt about which countries it effects and how it has been eradicated through vaccines in some countries. We learnt how children who have had the vaccine are identified with purple dye on their fingers. We drew around our own hands and coloured our little fingers purple.  

Art - Autumn 1 - Treasure Maps

In Art we have been learning about sketching and painting with water colours. We have designed our own treasure maps using a variety of symbols. We sketched them to decide which ones we wanted to use before starting to paint our maps.

Humanities - Autumn 1 - Longitude and Latitude

In Humanities, we have been learning about the world. We have learnt about; the Equator; the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn; and the Arctic and Antarctic regions. 

Black History Month

For Black History Month we have looked at the plight of Rosa Parks. We learnt about when her life and one of the most famous events of her life, when she refused to stand for a white person on the bus.