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

Mr Amesbury

Welcome to the SPRING 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 from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

As young historians the children will be:

  • Arranging events from the past in order
  • Explaining the achievements of prehistoric man
  • Understand how people adapted during the Ice Age
  • understand how and why prehistoric man advanced from hunter gatherers to farmers.


We start the term by looking at stories set in imaginary worlds through the excellent book ‘Leon and the Place Between’ written by Angela McAllister with beautiful illustrations by Graham Baker-Smith. The children find out about a young boy, Leon, who really believes in magic which leads him on a magical journey. The children will explore the rich language used to create the atmosphere and consider the character’s emotions during the story.


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

  • What do magnets do?
  • What materials are attracted to magnets?
  • What are magnetic poles?


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 Wednesday afternoons we have outdoor PE with a sports coach who will be delivering basket ball skills. Although it is the Spring Term, the children will still need a long sleeved top and jogging bottoms or tracksuits as PE lessons will still take place.

Then on Friday afternoon we have an indoor athletics session where the children will develop their running, jumping & throwing skills.

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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