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Year 3 & 4 Class information page 2022 - 2023

Mrs Hughes

Mr Fuller

Mrs Hooper

Mr Dixon

Welcome to Year 3 and 4

The teachers in Year 3 and 4 are: Mr Fuller, Mr Dixon, Mrs Hooper and Mrs Hughes. 



Our topic for the Spring Term is 'Stone Age to Iron Age' 

This is a History based topic, where we will learn all about Pre History from the Stone Age to the Iron Age including life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and the changes in these periods. 

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Our literacy lessons this half term will be based on a book called 'Big Blue Whale' by Nicola Davies.



Throughout these lessons we will be learning how to: use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech, use paragraphs to group ideas and use past or present tense correctly and consistently. 

We will be practising writing poetry, collecting facts about whales and finally writing a persuasive information article about Whales. 


The blue whale is the biggest animal that has ever lived on Earth. Curious young minds will love reading this sensuous exploration of what a blue whale feels, sounds and smells like, and learning facts about a whale's size, life-span, diet, babies and more.


In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, fractions and decimals (Year 4) 



'Once you learn to read, you will be forever free'

Reading is at the heart of the our curriculum, we want every cReading 1.jpghild to discover the joy of reading for pleasure. 

We expect every child to read at home at least 4 times per week, this does not have to be a school reading book it can be anything that your child enjoys reading. 

We also want to promote a love of reading by encouraging parents to read to their children. Cosy up and enjoy a book together!

In our class reading sessions, we will be reading a book called 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies.

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Blurb: On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But she finds she can’t have it without promising something in return – to “plant them all”. When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship,. 

During our reading lessons we will continue to develop our VIPERS skills. Remember that VIPERS stands for vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.



In Science lessons, we will be:


  • Comparing how things move on different surfaces.
  • Observing how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.
  • Comparing and grouping together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials.
  • Predicting whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.



Homework will be given out on a Thursday and is expected to be handed in on a Monday.

There will be a maths homework, a piece of literacy homework and a spelling task (Please find this attached on the bottom of the page) 

We also expect children to complete tasks on Times table rockstars and also read at least 4x per week. 


Children are expected to be able to read and spell common exception words, there is a set for years 3&4. The list is attached at the bottom of this page. 



In PE this half-term, we will be playing Badminton (Year 3) and going Swimming (Year 4) on a Monday and practising Tennis skills on Wednesdays

The children should come to school at the beginning of the week with their PE kit in a small, drawstring bag, which is to be kept in school until Friday when we will send them home for washing. In Key Stage 2, it is an expectation that the children get themselves ready for PE.

Children will usually wear their white shorts and navy PE t-shirt for PE but, while the cooler weather is approaching, they can instead wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings with their PE t-shirt and school sweatshirt or cardigan if they wish to.  It is a good idea to have both options in the PE bag - please make sure that you show your children the different items that are in there or even get them to pack it with you!

Please ensure all items are labelled with your child's name.


Your child will need a coat in school at all times as we will be doing as much as we can outside.

No bags, apart from lunch bags, book bags and PE bags, are needed in school.

Please make sure that all items of clothing, including PE kits, shoes, and coats, have the children's names on the labels.  The children may be able to identify their belongings at home, but it is surprising how difficult they find it when they haven't worn something for a while and it looks so similar to everyone else’s!

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Please remember that children need a full water bottle every day and we will send them home every night for a wash and refill.

Things to Do at Home



Practise your times tables and test your recall of multiplication facts against the clock.

Play here: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/23174


Play exciting maths game such as 'Push the Button'




Listen to stories and read along


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