Burnham Market

Primary School

Turtle Class

Staff: Mr Fisher, Mrs Collins, Mrs Shakeshaft and Miss Hooke

Welcome to Turtle Class

The Year 2 and 3 children in Turtle Class are loving learning.  They found the Viking topic fascinating and enjoyed exploring different materials and their uses in science.  They have started the Summer Term with a smile.  Our whole school value is responsibility and they have already discussed what responsibility looks like.

Go Team Turtle!

Please click on the items below to find out more about what Turtle Class are learning this half of the summer Term.


We are looking at the book House Held up by Trees by Ted Kooser. We are exploring the themes of the narrative, and producing descriptive non-fiction writing in different forms, such as writing the life-cycle of seeds, seed packets, estate agents and newspaper reports.

Alongside our English, we will continue to have daily phonics or spellings lessons and reading sessions. We will also continue to improve our handwriting and practise joining up our letters.

Our weekly library sessions open up a range of new worlds and the value of reading for pleasure.


The Year 2’s are learning to recall their 5x multiplication table and the Y3’s are recalling their 3 x and 6x multiplication tables.  All of Turtles are making links to other multiplications and solving a range of problems.  They are learning how important jottings are to show their proof.

We will use a variety of manipulatives including cubes, bead strings, 100 squares and tens frames to help us.

In all of our learning we will think about why we believe our answers to be correct and how we can prove this.

Discovery Learning


Where would you choose to build a city?  Turtles are using are range of resources to find common features of city settlements across the world.  Thy will be comparing villages to cities and looking at transport between cities nationally and internationally. Once they have carried out their research they will be creating a fact file about a city of their choice.


Scientists and Inventors – we are looking at scientific discoveries that have improved our lives such as Louis Pasteur’s work with germs and how renewable energy is produced.  As part of the research we will be carrying out investigations linked to each scientist or inventor.

We will include scientific thinking in our lessons and use enquiry to help us further our knowledge.


We continue to link at range of learning to our woodland sessions.  For example; we tested the waterproof properties of different materials by building tiny shelters and pouring water on them.  We always celebrate our learning and teamwork at the end of every half term by roasting marshmallows and making hot chocolate as long as it isn’t too windy or wet!


General Notices


Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the full and correct PE kit on these days.  Could we please also ensure that children are not wearing earrings (where possible) on these days and that long hair is tied up.

Woodland Session

Our woodland session is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please could children bring clothing suitable for the weather, as we are likely to be outside even if it is raining.  They will also need different shoes or wellies to wear in the woods.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is our main form of communication with parents. If you have not yet signed up for Class Dojo and would like to please do not hesitate to come and see us.  We are more than happy to help if you are having difficulty in accessing this.  

Home Learning

A home learning menu will be given out at the beginning of each half term.  These activities are suggestions linked to the topic for the half term, but you are free to explore other home learning opportunities with your child.


Please ensure your child’s clothing and belongings are clearly labelled, including their woodland kit and PE kit