Year 3/4


Miss Haigh, Mrs Gaukroger and Miss Lee are the year 3 teachers, while year 4 are taught by Mr Millington, Mrs Chubb and Mrs Jones. Miss Ramzan and Mr Smithies support the children with their learning. Children are ability grouped for English and Maths each morning but return to their class groups in an afternoon.

Children are collected by staff every morning from the top deck.  If you wish to see your child's teacher then please catch them at this point. However, if you require a longer chat please arrange a mutually convenient time through the office as staff have to register children and begin lessons at the start of the day.

Children are no longer given weekly homework, though we do ask that children read to someone at home a minimum of three times a week. This is vital to enable them to progress as they should. Better reading leads to better spelling, better writing, and better access to other curriculum areas. Please find time to listen to your child read and record it in their reading record.

Reading club takes place twice-each week on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Children in years 2, 3 and 4 can come along to 3H from 12:00 until 12:30 on these days and read comic books, magazines, short stories or their own reading books. They will get a sticker in their reading record which will count as one of the 3 reads children need to complete each week! 

Our Autumn term Connected Learning topic is The Angry Earth.  We are learning about volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters. We are learning about how these happen and considering how these disasters impact on people.

Linked to this, our science topic is Rocks and Soils. We will learn how different types of rocks are made, whether all rocks are hard, how we get fossils and research about significant scientists in this area. We have already had a go at making our own rocks using grated chocolate. Yummy!

As part of our topic, we have made our own volcanoes. We built up the 'mountain' around a plastic bottle using papier mache, then painted it to represent the rock and the lava. We even made them erupt using bicarbonate of soda, food colouring and vinegar. It was great fun!



  1. Year 3 Curriculum newsletter Autumn 2018
  2. Year 4 Curriculum newsletter Autumn 2018