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Year 3/4 - Elm, Cherry and Poplar

Author Visit 

Gareth P Jones Friday 5th October 2018


The children in Years 3 and 4 took part in a discussion with well-known children's novelist Gareth P Jones. Along with the children from St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, the children listened to Gareth sing some of his funny songs, asked him plenty of questions about story telling and he later took pictures and signed copies of the books that the children purchased. 

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Year 3 and 4 Curriculum

Autumn term 2018-19

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Year 3 and 4 Autumn term 2018/19



In the autumn term, years 3 and 4 will be using the well-known children's novel 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King to be the main text for our English. As part of a cross-curricular programme based on the Stone Age, the children shall be developing their reading comprehension skills, creating stories based upon 'Stig of the Dump' and expanding their use and understanding of grammatical phrases and terms. 



Children will be settling back into arithmetic and place value skills, to begin with. This term they will develop their reasoning skills along with looking at the four operations, fractions, decimals and ensuring that they use the inverse operations to double check their answers. 



During the autumn term, the children will be learning about Living things and their environment and Evolution. The children will have the opportunity to learn about animal habitats, adaptation and in keeping with our Stone Age topic, looking at how man has developed over millions of years. Sounds like a long topic!



This term, the children in year 3 and 4 will be taking part in a cross-curricular historical based topic on the Stone Age. The children will learn about the significance of early man, how they lived, how they survived and how they developed through to the Iron age. The children will also be creating artwork based on cave paintings and eventually making an awesome replica of Stonehenge out of clay! We cannot wait!


We would like to inform parents that the Upper School will be open to receive pupils at 8.40am and the Lower School at 8:45am. No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time. Classes will commence each day at 8:50a.m.


Classes end each day at 3.30p.m. Children in the Lower School will be escorted to the appropriate entrance and directed to the person in charge of picking them up. In the Upper School, parents who wish to have their children escorted home should make their own arrangements to have them met at the school gate and the person to escort them should be at the school no later than 3.30p.m. as the school cannot accept responsibility for looking after the children after that time, unless written permission is given for a club.      

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