Welcome to Crackington Class -Year 3/4


Mr P Stevenson

Learning Support Assistant:  

Mrs Williams

Miss Blanchard

Mr Knowles

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Active for July

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The Wave

Sometimes an image can really inspire creative writing and as you know I love creative writing and adventure. So I decided that it might be nice if you were to continue a story from a starter of mine.Have fun, let your imagination run wild and make sure you send us a copy for us to read.


Some people love living on the edge. For some, the thrill of a near miss or the what might have happened is what they long for their whole lives; the moment of dread that rises up from the very pit of your stomach like your blood has turned to ice, but then cascades over you like blissfully warm water as the danger begins to pass.

This was definitely one of those moments. You could hear the sharp,sudden intakes of breath from the waiting crowd as the crest of the giant wave frothed and foamed angrily like the mouth of the Kraken. There were only seconds left to wait...

Just For Fun

I saw this on an expediation getting my daily exercise and thought to myself, "How cool would that be as a story starter?" So I decided to post the photo on here to see if any of you would like to write an adventure story or even a mystery about this abandoned, wrecked boat.

I will be writing my story this week and will post my sections on here for you to read. If you get stuck you can of course borrow some of my ideas to inspire your writing. Remember you can draw a story map and think about a five sentence story to get your creativity flowing. It would also be great if you could do some illustrations for your paragraphs!

Think about your 5 paragraphs when planning your story:


Build up




You can send us your story maps and stories to our email address, we would love to read them and see what your take on this cool discovery is.

Just For Fun

Here you will find my writing and working for the 'Shipwrecked' challenge above. Remember, its just for fun and to give you the opportunty to create a story based on an image.

Have fun and keep safe.

Mr S.

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File icon: docx Shipwrecked Opening.docx [docx 28KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Shipwrecked Build Up.docx [docx 30KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Shipwrecked Climax.docx [docx 26KB] Click to download
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Holiday Homework

Hope you are all doing well and keeping safe.

At this time, it is important that you make the most of the opportunities that are available to you. This Holiday Homework sheet provides lots of opportunities to spend some time with those around you and look at the world in a way that you normally would not do.It also has lots of opportunities for writing about what you have done and deliver this in interesting ways. 

You could even make an iMovie trailer of the film you chose to watch. Practise those editor skills team!

I am really proud of how hard you have been working and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Make sure to keep those photos coming!

Keep safe and be active,


Mr S.

World Book Day 2020

Wow, What a day! Well done to everyone who dressed up and thank you for sharing your stories with the class. In Crackington, we decided to make a film trailer about our day and experimented with ICT to create a video. We used story boards and used our knowledge of our characters to design and make the following video. We hope you enjoy it!

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We have been using nature and the outdoors to help us with our maths this term and have been trying to get at least one lesson a week outside. 

Using nature to inspire our learning ensures that we are aware of our surroundings and make use of the fantastic grounds we have at our school and gets some exciting learning to take place.

"I love being outside as it helps me concentrate better."

Year 4 Pupil



We have been reading and answering questions on George’s Marvellous Medicine. We have been worming through a chapter a day and answering six questions based on what we know already, what we think we know and what we have discovered. We have been using evidence from the text to prove our answers. We have also been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory alongside our English lessons. This means that we have explored settings and character descriptions before making our own characters come to live in our writing.

Crackington's Cracking Day Out

What a fun-packed day we had at the Eden Project!

We learned all about the cacao plant and the history of chocolate.  We started with the Mayans and the Aztecs, who first discovered the cacao plant and that they made a spicy, hot chocolate drink out of it.  They also used cacao seeds as a form of money!  Then Christopher Columbus sailed across the ocean blue in fourteen hundered and ninety-two, where he was the first European to come into contact with cacao.  We also found out that the Spanish started flavouring it with cinnamon and sugar.

In the morning, we explored the biomes and found loads of different methods of transport and thngs to eat. We went all the way to the top and even found a bridge that got surrounded by a cloud, we coundn't even see each other.

The waterfall was amazing too and we got a bit wet as we made our wish!

In the afternoon, it was great fun (and really hot!) exploring the Tropical biome, searching for clues and getting dressed up in costumes!