Welcome to Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 Information

There are three classes in Year 3 and 4.  Miss Winstanley teaches Class 4, Miss Ripley teaches Class 5 and Mr Fisher teaches Class 6. All three classes have a mixture of Year 3 and Year 4 children in them. 

In the mornings, for Maths, the classes are split into Year groups - A mixed Year 3 and 4 class with Miss Ripley. The remaining Year 4s with Mr Fisher and the remaining Year 3s with Miss Winstanley.  

In Lower Key Stage 2 we are also lucky to be supported by our talented HLTAs and TAs, who bring a range of skills, knowledge and experience to our team.

Mrs Brown , Mrs Binnington and Mrs Hamilton work with a range of different children either in groups or on an individual basis. 

Mrs Brown will also teach Class 5 on Monday afternoons and Class 6 on Thursday afternoons to cover class teachers' P.P.A time.

Mrs Fisher will teach Class 4 on Monday afternoon to cover the class teacher's P.P.A time, and she will also teach Class 6 on Monday mornings to cover the class teacher's management release time.


Aims of Lower KS2 

One of our key aims in Lower Key Stage 2 is to help the children to develop greater levels of responsibility and independence. Children should enter the school building on their own and get themselves organised independently - this includes making sure they have all of their equipment for the day, such as reading books, PE kits, spelling sheets etc.

We aim to develop their confidence and self-belief and build up a love for learning, where it's important to have a go at difficult tasks and not be afraid to make mistakes. 


Autumn Term 2018

This term in History we will be studying ‘Life in Great Britain in World War 2.’ This will involve: looking at sources of evidence including replica artefacts; why the war happened; what life was like for children including Evacuees; The Blitz and Air Raid shelters; Rationing and Dig for Victory; the end of the war and VE Day. This will include a theme day celebrating VE Day. We will also visit Thwaite Mills for World War 2 workshops (see below)

Our Science themes will be ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ and ‘What's That Sound'. The children will study the conditions that plants need to grow, through investigations and they will also develop an understanding of the importance of plants to humans and animals. In the second half of the term, children will learn about how we hear sound; as well as studying pitch and vibration. There will also be a focus on the practical side of science.

In Art, we will be looking at portraits and sketching as well as famous artists such as Picasso. There will also be links to our WW2 topic. Design and Technology will include work on pneumatics and moving models which is also linked closely to WW2. 

In Computing, we will be working with the children on how to be safe online and why this is important. Children will also use a range of software products to create different styles of work, including information texts, posters, presentations and blogs.

Our R.E. work will focus on 'Remembering' and in P.S.H.C.E. children will learn more about relationships and lifestyles. 


Educational Visits

During the Autumn Term, Years 3 and 4 will attend an educational visit to Thwaite Mills in Leeds, on the 6th or 7th November to support our work on World War 2. The children will take part in workshops in the former mill owner's cottage, which has rooms laid out as they would have been during WW2. Children will gain a deeper insight into life at home in the war including rationing, black outs, air raid shelters, digging for victory and the role of the mill in helping the with the war effort. 

Year 4 children will get the chance to take part in the annual residential visit, which will take place from Mon 17th to Wed 19th June 2018. This year's visit is to the Yorkshire coast, taking in Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby. This is an important part of developing independence and confidence. Full details will be shared with parents and children in due course. 

Other Information

PE Kit

Children should bring the correct P.E. kit on the following days, although it is a good idea to have kit from Monday through to Friday.

Classes 4, 5 and 6 - Wednesdays (Outdoor games)

Class 4 - Thursdays (gym and movement - indoor)

Class 5 - Thursdays (gym and movement - indoor)

Class 6 -  Mondays (gym and movement - indoor)

All classes will do outdoor PE on Wednesdays when a change of footwear is required. Children may also bring tracksuit bottoms / joggers and a warm top such as a sweatshirt or hooded top. For all PE lessons, jewellery should be removed or covered with tape.

Homework tasks

Children should read each evening and practise their spellings (on given sheets). We also encourage children to practise their times tables regularly by focusing on the tables they find tricky. From time-to-time children will bring home a maths sheet. 

Mathletics (click to go to the site) is also available as an online resource and children have their own logins and passwords.

Class 5 Fossil Investigations - Please click on the photos below.