Y3/4: Mr Amesbury's Class 2018 - 2019

Mr Amesbury

Welcome to the AUTUMN Term

Hello, welcome to Mr Amesbury’s class page where you can find out about what our class are learning about during the year.

What’s happening this term


Our Topic this term is a HISTORY based topic where we will be studying the Romans and their legacy.

As young historians the children will be:

  • Finding out why the Romans invaded Britain
  • Looking at what made the Roman so formidable
  • Comparing Roman and Celtic ways of life
  • Exploring the life of Boudicca – Queen of the Iceni tribe.


We start the year by establishing key skills in handwriting, presentation and spelling accuracy through a piece of work about the children’s holidays or a hobby.

Afterwards, we explore a book called ‘Escape from Pompeii’ that links to our history topic. We will examine the descriptive language used by the author to bring the characters and setting to life as well as covering specific aspects of grammar and punctuation.

Then we will be looking at poetry that creates images through figurative language including similes and metaphors. The children will contribute to group poems and write their own.


Electricity is our Science unit where as young scientists the children will be investigating:

  • Sources of electricity
  • Staying safe with electricity
  • Building and testing circuits


Follow our Class Rules for a happy and safe classroom.

  • Always treat others the way you want to treated!
  • Use sensible behaviour
  • Have the confidence to take a challenge – you won’t regret it.




Literacy and Numeracy homework is given out every Thursday and needs to be completed and handed in on the following Monday.

A list of spellings are sent home at the start of each half-term and the children have a spelling test each Monday on the selected words for that week.


With reading being such an important part of every child's learning, we are really encouraging all pupils to read as much as possible out of school as well as during the school day.

All children have reading books and new reading record books to show when they are reading - which is ideally every day!

To motivate all readers, the reading records are checked regularly and children receive a sticker for every 3 separate reading sessions at home which go towards our class reward system. Children are able to change their reading books at different times of the day but have to take responsibility to change their books when they know they need to. In the juniors the children read as part of a group once a week with their teacher as part of guided reading session as well as have independent reading time.


We have 2 outdoor PE sessions this term.

On Monday afternoons we are lucky to have a sports coach in school this half term who will be teaching gymnastic skills.

Then on Wednesday afternoons we’ll be doing tag rugby.

Full PE kit should always be in school during the week; (white shorts, navy t-shirt, trainers, socks, a hair bobble for girls). PLUS please ensure all kit is clearly labelled.

Also as part of our Physical Education programme, Year 3/4 children will be taking part in Cross country athletics every week (weather permitting).


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Hydrate your brains!

Remember to bring in a water bottle every day (even through the winter).

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