Welcome to Bassoons Class!

Welcome to Bassoon class! In our class there are class there are 31 caring, enthusiastic and ambitious learners who are not afraid of a challenge and have a positive growth mindset!

Our Teacher this year is Miss Topping and our Teaching assistant is Mrs Charnock.

Our P.E days are Monday and Tuesday, so on these days we need our P.E kits in school. We are very excited this year as we also have Mrs Darby to teach us French on a Wednesday afternoon! 

We want to say a big Thank you to all the adults that help us with our Spellings, Times tables, My Maths and Handwriting homework that we get each Friday to hand in the following Thursday.

To look at the Key Learning Documents appropriate to our time in Lower Key Stage Two, please click here. To look at our theme map please click here.

 How does your Garden Grow? Summer 2

In our final theme this year we will be identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants and exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. We will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. In order to attract birds to our gardens, we will be designing, making and evaluating bird feeders.

What the Romans did for us? Summer 1

The historical learning within this theme focuses on the settlement in Britain by Romans, and the impact on British life and society that occurred as a result of this. The children will further develop their learning in history by exploring the role of artists in Roman times. By studying the frescoed wall in the House of Livia and mosaic designs for floors, children will investigate how the Romans decorated their villas and understand what was important to people in the past. 

Roman Art

We have loved creating our Fresco paintings. We are very proud of them, we hope you enjoy looking at them.

A day in the life of a Roman Soldier

We had a fantastic day training to be a Roman Soldier. We spent the day learning about the living conditions in the barracks, the training the soldiers would have gone through and other jobs that Romans could have had. The best part of our day was using shields to practice formations used by the Roman Soldiers as defence during battle. We even learnt a Roman war cry, NEX!

Performance Poetry Workshop with Ian Bland - Summer 1

We welcomed Ian Bland, a professional performance poet to an assembly. He entertained us with a variety of poems and we really enjoyed joining in. Highlights included, ‘The dinner lady dance’ and ‘All the teachers are asleep!’ Following the assembly, Ian worked with year 3 & 4 to help them develop their skills to effectively perform poems themselves. What a fantastic afternoon! Over the coming weeks, Year 3 & 4 will be taking part in a performance poetry competition where our school winners will compete against finalists from other local schools. Watch this space to find out how we get on....

The Iron Man - Spring 2

We will be exploring themes within the book, 'The Iron Man', written by Ted Hughes. This text will provide the stimulus for learning in other subjects. In Science, we will be learning about forces through exploring how different surfaces affect movement and developing our understanding of magnetism. We will be raising and testing our own scientific questions linked to these areas. In DT, we will be designing, making and evaluating linkages and levers which we will use to create a pop-up book to retell the story of The Iron Man. An exciting half term awaits....

Easter Assembly

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles who came to watched our Easter assembly. We were brilliant and enjoyed putting on the costumes and performing for you. Happy Easter!

Design Technology

In design technology this half term we have been creating an Ironman story book using linkages and levers. We invited some children from Year 1 to come and read our books and tell us what they thought. 

RE - Christianity

We had such a great time at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre bringing the Easter Story to life. We even had the opportunity to interview the main characters whilst eating biscuits! A huge thank you to Linda Hawksley and the team and also to our lovely parents who joined in with the activities.

Red Nose Day!

Red nose day was fantastic! We all wore red to support all of those people who rely on the money raised from today. We also showed off our moves to raise money joining in in Tess and Claudia’s Danceathon!

World Maths Day!

We have had an exciting maths day full of problems solving and Maths magic! We were able to complete our problem, working out how the broken calculator read 32 as well as impressing our parent with our magic trick maths! 

World Book Day!

Today we have had an amazing day exploring the book Wizard of Oz. We have learnt about the characters and the landscape. We have written wishes for the Wizard, spells to defeat the Wicked Witch, we have created a new character for Dorothy to meet on her journey, read with our parents and created our own 3D maps of Oz! We have really enjoyed ourselves today and dressed up is some incredible costumes.

Safer Internet Day, this year, focused on empowering the children to take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context. We explored how to ask for, give and receive consent online. We learnt to recognise situations where we may need to give or receive permission online and we understand that choices we make online are important and can have meaning for others too.  We thought about how we take and share images and videos and how we manage our privacy and data. We devised our own pledges to help us keep safe online.

Spring 1 - Rock & Roll 

Through our theme work this half term the children have developed their working scientifically skills by becoming 'Rock Detectives’. They have found out everything they can about: Rocks - their properties, where they come from and how they are formed; Fossils - what they tell us about the past; and Soil - what soil is made up of and how soils can be different.They have investigated earthquakes and volcanoes: what they are; why they happen; and how they affect the landscape and human activity. The children have developed their methods of historical enquiry, and learnt how evidence is used to make detailed observations to find out answers to questions about life in Ancient Britain. We welcomed a geologist, Steven Wright, who came to work with us to enrich our learning in these areas.

Stone Age Theme Day - February

Year 3 and 4 have let their imaginations run wild as they stepped back in time to the Stone Age. Wearing stone age attire, they have spent the day being hunter-gatherers. They have foraged for wild berries and stewed them with honey - enjoying it with a little ice cream (a modern day treat). They have made bread using a Stone Age recipe and techniques. They learnt how important fire was to early humans and built their own fires. They have explored how cave paintings give clues about life in the past and have designed their own to tell a Stone Age story. They have written a diary entry in role. We've had a fabulous day!!

Working with Steven Wright - a Geologist

We have had a very exciting start to our topic this half term. Steven Wright, a Geologist, has been working with us to develop our understanding of volcanoes and the properties of rocks and soils. In addition, we worked with the year 3 and 4 teachers to explore soil samples and make 'dirt puddings' to represent what lies beneath our feet. A fabulous, creative and inspiring day...

Walk of Our Local Area

Bassoons really enjoyed their walk of our local area.We did a fantastic job of tracking the journey on our maps. We had lots of opportunities to stop and look at the human and physical features within the local area, and compare different part of Tarleton. We observed more human features in certain area of Tarleton than others and discussed why this might be.

Our Walk was part of our "There's No Place Like Home" theme where we looked at the geography and history of our local area. 

Three Little Birds

This half term in music we have been looking at reggae music, in particular "Three little birds" by Bob Marley. We have used this music to look at beat, tempo, pitch and texture of this genre and how it compares to other song within this genre and other genres. The children have enjoyed applying this knowledge to song and play along to the music.

Tri Golf

This half term the children have been learning Tri Golf as part of their target games skills in P.E. They have been learning the names of the clubs and when they would use them as well as building up the skills to choose the correct club and accurately play a shot towards a target. 


The children have started their science work. We have been looking at skeletons. So far they have learnt the different types of skeleton, as well as building and labeling a human skeleton.

Outdoor learning

Bassoons have been exploring the outdoors taking part in lots of team building activities that tested there communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.

Soup Making

Bassoons loved designing, making and trying their soup. Luckily most of them loved it!


The children were very excited to be invited to the world of Narnia. They LOVED it! 

Enterprise week

Bassoons had a great time during enterprise week designing, making and even testing our products. We made sugar scrub and bath buddies.