Aldridge Class Year 3/4

Welcome to Aldridge Class Page Year 3/4              

Our Class teacher is Mrs Dodkins.

All About Aldridge Class

Welcome to Aldridge Class.  Our class is named after John Aldridge who was one of the Great Bardfield Artists.  He lived in Place House in Great Bardfield and spent a lot of his time painting landscapes around the village.  He liked to use oil paints and we have created our own landscape paintings using oil pastels.

We have an amazing classroom with a cosy reading area where we sit among the plants and work really hard to improve our reading, although it is so nice here that it doesn’t really feel that we are working hard at all.  We know that the more we read the better we get and then there are some really amazing and cool books to learn from.  One of these is on the skeleton, and as we really like science (and would like to make explosions) this is helping us to investigate the human skeleton and muscles.  After all, if we didn’t have muscles and a skeleton we would be like a lump of jelly and wouldn’t have been able to paint our pictures!

Please have a look at what we will be learning this term:

Aldridge Class Curriculum Leaflet Side 1 Autumn Term 2023-4

Aldridge Class Curriculum Leaflet Side 2 Autumn Term 2023-4

Aldridge Class Spring Term Curriculum Leaflet 2023-24




Harvest Festival

Every Autumn, the whole school comes together to celebrate Harvest Festival. This is such an important time of year for our country village. Each class gave their own presentation and we reflected on the meaning of harvest around the world.

Tree Planting

As part of our work on sustainability, our Year 5 and 6 pupils were delighted to be invited to plant 60 trees in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin church. One of our governors Julia, organised the tree planting through the Essex Forest Initiative. The children absolutely loved  being in the outdoors, digging and…

The Bawden Rooms

Huge thanks to Claire Willets for opening the Bawden Rooms in the village so that our Leprechaun and Phoenix Class pupils could deepen their historical knowledge of the village of Great Bardfield. They really enjoyed learning more about the Bardfield Artists.

The Quaker Meeting House

As part of our study of the history of Great Bardfield our Year 5 and 6 Phoenix Class pupils visited the Quaker Meeting House in the village.