Year 3/4 Base 2


Hard work and determination = Andrei Burton!

Haytor View worked hard as a community to complete the ‘Leg it to Lapland’ Sustrans challenge.  This saw the most number of children and their parents/carers ditch the car, over two weeks, and walk, cycled or scooted to school. Out of the 30 Devon schools who participated in the challenge, Haytor View were number 1!   The prize for winning the competition was a performance by Andrei Burton. 

Year 3 and 4 were wowed by Andrei Burton!  Andrei is one of the most established and successful professional mountain bike athletes in the UK. He has been riding trials since the age of 13 and has been competing for the last 10 years. He has been the highest placed UK rider in the UCI World rankings for several years in a row and in the top 10 in the world for the past 6 years. He has also won UK Elite championship competitions and been on the European and World podiums in BIU Competitions.

I think you can agree from the photo’s below that it was an amazing prize demonstrating that with hard work, resilience and determination demonstrated you can achieve anything!


Virtual Reality

On Wednesday 22nd May we experienced a virtual reality session.  We went to Eygpt and looked inside a pryamid.  We saw different artifacts and created our own virtual reality characters.

“I liked seeing the mummy’s popping out of coffins.”

“I liked finding the objects.”

“I enjoyed moving around the tomb.”

“I enjoyed designing our own VR characters.”

“I didn’t like the music.  It was creepy.”

“It felt like you were there.”

“I liked it when the mummy chased me.”

“I liked that the robot talked to me.”


Spring into Action!

On Thursday 2nd May our year 3 and 4 children hosted a fundraising event to raise money to support our class trips and buy great resources!  The children spent all afternoon participating in different sporting activities – nonstop! The children were vigorously exercising to complete continuous skipping, hopscotch and shuttle runs to name a few! Asda, in Newton Abbot, kindly sponsored refreshments to keep everyone hydrated and fit for action!

Year 3 and 4 would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made their fundraising afternoon a huge success.  Please could we endeavor to have any sponsorship money in by Monday 13th May.  Thank you very much for your support and fundraising efforts.


Spring Craft

We have had lots of fun work creating Spring themed artwork.  We enjoyed collaborating with each other and children from different classes, helping each other and spending time with our parents.

“Phenomenal”                     “Enjoyable”                     “Creative”                    “Amazing”


“Interesting”                     “Fun”                                  “Smiling”                        “Happy”


“Excited”                       “Joyful”                                     “Amusing”                        “Colourful”

“Caring”                              “Friendship”                                “Funny”

Year 3/4 Handball Festival

Last week, year 3/4 base 2, took part in the School Sports Partnership handball festival held at Newton Abbot College.  We had a fantastic time taking part in friendly matches between lots of different primary schools.  Each child demonstrated great sportsmanship and we are looking forward to developing these skills during our PE sessions at school.

“I enjoyed making new friends from other schools.”

“I like it that we played different games not just handball.”

“I liked it when I met old friends.”

“I enjoyed seeing people I know from other schools.”


Year 3/4 Reading Ambassadors

We have recently become reading ambassadors for the children in year 1.  We have been sharing books with the younger children and helping them to choose books and read. We are all enjoying the experience! Watch this space for updates.

Exeter Chiefs

This term year 3 and 4 base 2 have begun working with Richard from Exeter Chiefs.  He has been teaching us about healthy eating and the impact that exercise has on our bodies.

We are really enjoying learning about the different food groups as well as developing our Tag Rugby skills.

My Place Community Art Project

Year 3/4 Base 2 took part in the Newton Abbot ‘My Place’ community art project. The project involves local schools and other community groups in putting together artwork depicting different aspects of Newton Abbot’s history to coincide with the development of Newton’s Place, a community hub which will include the new Museum. Each group is responsible for one subject; the subjects range from the Middle Ages to World War II, and include the lives of various local notables.  Year 3/4 artwork was based on our topic World War II.

The artwork will be displayed on panels attached to hoardings around a development site in the town centre, and will also be used in a fold-out book for use in schools and elsewhere.  The aim is for the children to develop a greater understanding of the town’s heritage.


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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