Year 3/4 Base 1


Space Odyssey

On Thursday last, Year 3 and 4 Base 1 were taken into orbit in the ‘space dome’. Children arrived excited, unsure of what far away and distant land they might see. We were taken on an adventure like no other! We were on board a space ship, sitting in the cockpit ready for blast off.

The children had the chance to view what our planet Earth would look like from outer space. The class ,moved from the sunny side to the night time side in matter of seconds. You could see great cities of the world as they were lit up by distant lights and the regions of tropical rain forest which were coloured bright green along with the dusty yellow hue of the Sahara desert.

Children were amazed by the star patterns in the sky and by the planets Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. We learned about the journey brave astronauts made to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission way back in 1969! All in all it was an amazing experience one that we are not going to forget for a while.

Some of the things the children said about their experiences include.

“I never knew that people went to the moon, that’s so cool!”

“When you are in a space rocket, it really is bumpy ride.”

“There are patterns in the sky. I never knew there was one that looked like a lion and it’s called Leo.”

“A woman has almost spent one whole year in space, She must miss home.”

“I want to do it again soon. It was great.”

One parent said that their child came home ‘buzzing’ after the experience and would not stop talking about it.

Today, Base 1 had a blast in every sense of the word.

Tesco’s Choir

On Thursday 5th December the choir sang at Tesco’s in Newton Abbot. It was a fantastic, but nervous experience singing to such a large amount of people. They all did extremely well spreading festive cheer whilst people were shopping. Members of the public commented on how amazing the choir sounded. A massive thank you also goes to parents, carers and friends who came to Tesco to support the choir in this event. May it be first of many!

A Prehistoric Day at Torquay Museum

On Thursday 14th November, year 3 and 4 went to Torquay Museum for a Prehistoric Day. We had lots of fun learning about different prehistoric times and dressing up in cavemen outfits.

‘I enjoyed holding the bone and making the clay pots.’

‘I learnt that the big fossil is an ammonite.’

‘I enjoyed looking at everything.’

‘I learnt that people use to have big noses to breath in cold air and made it warm.’

‘I enjoyed learning about our ancestors.’

‘I enjoyed doing observational drawing.’

Year 3 and 4 Base 1 – Home Learning Club

On Thursday last, Home Learning Club began in Base 1. The club runs every Thursday from 3.15 to 4.15. Home Learning offers children the opportunity to work independently and to practise skills they are acquiring during lessons. In addition to this, it aids development in areas such as decision making, organisation and personal responsibility. Our club offers your child a bit of extra support in developing these skills. It is also a fantastic opportunity for your child to receive additional support in a specific area of their learning.  For more information, please see Mr Whitty.

A reminder to those attending, please don’t forget to bring a healthy snack.


Curriculum Sports Club Year 3 and 4

On Tuesday, 1st October, Curriculum Sports Club commenced for the first time this year. I am encouraged by the amount of interest shown by pupils and parents towards the club. The sports club focus closely follows the school’s PE curriculum and this term’s focus is Hi – 5 Netball. Netball is enjoyed by both boys and girls and offers a fantastic opportunity to develop children’s physical literacy, which will have a much wider impact than merely improving throwing, catching and shooting skills. Taking part in sports or games benefits children in so many other ways such as improving self esteem and self confidence. This free club is a chance to get active, have fun and learn new skills.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability.

Please see Mr Whitty for more details. I will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next week and hopefully a few new faces.


Welcome Back and Welcome to Year 3/4 Base 1

On Tuesday, 3rd September, I was delighted and privileged to welcome children into Year 3/4 Base 1. It has been a very exciting week already getting to know each other. It is always a week full of challenges; the first week back, learning different routines, entering a new classroom, meeting new people and catching up with familiar faces – perhaps, renewing friendships that may have waned over the summer break.

The children of Base 1 have arrived back in tremendous spirits. It’s a credit to them. They look geared up and ready to go, as we all look forward together to an exciting year ahead.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend the warmest of welcomes to the Year 3 and the Year 4 parents to Base 1. I am looking forward to working with you in supporting children’s learning this year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes for the year ahead,

Jack Whitty

Learning Leader 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!!!!!!”


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