Year 3/4 Base 1


Dartmoor Zoo Trip 15.07.19.

On the sunniest of sunny days, the children of Base 1 enjoyed a hard earned trip to Dartmoor Zoo. The trip was entirely funded by the proceeds from the ‘Spring into Action’ challenge – well done and thank you once again for making this trip possible free of charge.  As we boarded the coach, children chatted about what they might see on their trip. There were whispers of lions, tigers and remarks such as, “I think, I might have been there before.” The Dartmoor Zoo story has captured the imagination of many – even movie buffs in Hollywood!

We enjoyed an educational talk about animals’ habitats and we met a snake, two tortoises and a male and female stick insect. As part of our educational talk, we learned about the very important conservation work the people of Dartmoor Zoo do to help endangered and critically endangered animals. Without this hard work and effort, many of our most loved animals might become extinct. Dartmoor Zoo are part of a worldwide effort to help these magnificent creatures come back from the brink of extinction.

He truly was a ‘sticky’ stick insect!

After the educational talk, the children roamed the zoo checking out the wolves, big cats, meerkats and goats to name just a few.

Just another lazy Monday afternoon!

Sshhh! Gently does it!

We were glad that this tiger didn’t come to tea!

“All the better to see you with,” thought the wolf! Lucky for us there was a fence in the way!

Keeping  a close eye on the goats!

All in all, it was an amazing day. We learned a lot, walked a lot and laughed a lot. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this trip a huge success. The coach arrived back at base with one or two weary and tired heads (…and feet!). However, just as they had left in the morning, children were still chatting, this time not of what they might see but of what they had seen.

From what we have heard the children remark, it is well worth the trip….


Haytor View Family Picnic and Summer Fete

Friday, 28th June 2019 saw the whole Haytor View School Community come together, and share in what was an amazing day. The courtyard was packed to capacity with families chatting and laughing with each other in the glorious June sunshine. It marked the perfect start to what was a hugely enjoyable summer fete. There were activities galore such as; raffles, wet the teacher, penalty shoot outs, guess the teacher to name a few. Well done to all for making it such a memorable day.

Non-School Uniform and Crazy Hair Day

On Friday we all had a fantastic time enjoying ‘Non-School Uniform and Crazy Hair Day’.  Everyone made a fantastic effort and a massive thank you goes out to all who donated to our tombola for our summer fete on Friday 28th June.

We hope to see you there!


Year 4 Primary Olympic Event at Newton Abbot College

On Friday, 21st June, a beautifully sunny, mid summer’s day, children from year 4 participated in a Primary Olympic Event hosted by Newton Abbot College. As children piled onto the coach at Haytor View, they did so with mixture of hopes, dreams and aspirations, all while donning their new ‘Primary Olympic Event’ T-shirts – not forgetting a healthy dose of crazy hair!

Children took part in a variety of games, from UNIhock, to cycling, KWIKcricket to gymnastics, the children from Haytor View did it all. It was a joy to see such superb levels of application, effort, skill, and most of all sportsmanship on show from all participants, but it would be fair to say that Haytor View led the way in all departments. Each child played their part in making the day a huge success. Well done all involved and a huge thanks must also go to the team at Newton Abbot College for putting on such a fantastic event.

‘Focused on the target.’

Guarding the base for the team!

Teamwork in action….

Eyes on the prize!!!

Lunchtime Funtime

When asked how it went this child replied, “A bit up and down!” 😛

“On your Marks, Get Ready, Go!!!!!!”


Virtual Reality

On Wednesday, 22nd May, children from Year 3/4 Base 1 took part in a virtual reality experience. They were taken on a trip back in time to that of Ancient Egypt. The met their virtual reality guide, a robot, and from there, witnessed mummies, the River Nile and Ancient Egyptian tombs inside the famous Egyptian pyramids! Children also created characters that they would like to see within their own versions of virtual reality. All in all, children had a wonderful experience, and the virtual reality sessions sparked some lively debate and opinion between all who took part.


Spring into Action!!!


Thursday, May 2nd saw children from Year 3/4, Base 1 and 2 take part in a fundraising afternoon to support class trips and to buy resources to help their learning.

The children eagerly participated in a variety of sporting activities, non stop all afternoon! Vigorous activity was the order of the day. There was continuous skipping and hopscotch to name two. ASDA, Newton Abbot, kindly sponsored refreshments keeping a spring in everyone’s step.

The children of Year 3/4 would like to thank all of those who sponsored them.

A massive thank you and well done to all the children involved as they really worked their socks off!!!

Year 3/4 Base 1 Home Learning

Happy New Year,

Please find below this week’s home learning.  It is due in on Monday 14th January 2019. Reading and contact books are due in every day.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Jack Whitty

Home Learning Mayan Fact Sheet Tuesday 8 th January 2019

Home Learning Times Table Year 3 Tuesday 08.01.19 Home Learning Times Table Year 4 Tuesday 08.01.19

Maths Home Learning Tuesday 08.01.19

Spelling practice HFW 08.01.19

Spelling practice Statutory List 08.01.19


Year 3 and 4 Dawlish Warren Trip

On Monday 8th October year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Dawlish Warren.  We had been learning lots about our Coastlines.  We met the rangers at the educational hub and they taught us about how our coast is formed.  We had lots of fun building our sand castles and using different natural materials to protect them from erosion.  We got to Dawlish Warren just in time to see the Flying Scotsman, however Mrs Cousins couldn’t get her camera out quick enough!

I enjoyed making sandcastles. I learnt that if homes are on the beach the waves can go on the sand and the house can come off the sand.

I enjoyed making sandcastles. The waves make cliffs collapse.

We learnt that sea defenses can help the waves in a storm.


I enjoyed going to the beach and learning about the coast.

I learnt that the flying Scotsman was the first train to reach 100mph, it also hold the record for a single trip of 422 miles.


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