Y3/4: Mr Amesbury's Class 2017 - 2018

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 looking at Ancient Egypt.

As young historians the children will be:

  • Finding out about important events and life in ancient Egypt.
  • Answering questions about artefacts.
  • Researching the role of a Pharaoh and the importance of the pyramids.
  • Investigating the importance of gods, beliefs and preparations for the after-life.

Our Author of the Term is Tamara Macfarlane and in Literacy we will be finding out all about the adventures of ‘Amazing Esme’ and her incredible acrobatic skills and her rather unusual pet donkey!

States of Matter is our Science unit where as young scientists the children will be investigating:

  • The 3 different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas
  • How materials change state at different temperatures
  • The processes of evaporation and condensation
  • The process of the water cycle


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 outdoor PE on Wednesday afternoons where we’ll be doing Tag Rugby and on Thursday afternoon we have dance the a dance teacher.

Full PE kit should always be in school during the week; (white shorts, navy t-shirt, trainers, socks, a hair bobble for girls). Don't forget a track suit trousers or joggers and long sleeved top—for cold weather 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).


Class News

Hydrate your brains!

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

Useful websites

Our author of the term is Tamara Macfarlane and we are reading the book ‘Amazing Esme’ as part of our literacy work. Find out more about ‘Esme’ at http://amazingesme.com/



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