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Year 3/4 - Elm, Cherry and Poplar

Poplar Class Egyptian Assembly

11th February 2019


A massive thank you and well done to all the children for their amazing performance in the The Land of the Pharaohs assembly.

They were fantastic and really did walk like Egyptians. 

Here are some backstage pictures of our stars of tomorrow before they took the spotlight. 


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Elm Class Pen Pals


Recently, Elm class had the opportunity to partner up with another primary school  in Belfast to become Pen pals.  Elm class had the task to write the first letter not knowing who would be the lucky boy or girl to open their envelope.  Inside was a little Flat Stanley surprise, the main character from our class novel we have been reading lately.  The letters were posted just over a week ago and Christ the Redeemer did not waste any time getting back to us.  Here’s a little clip of how excited we were when we received our letters on Friday. Oohh the excitement! Even Mrs Forshaw called in to see what all the fuss was about.  Now we know our pen pals names and so much about them, we cannot wait to reply.

Elm Class Pen Pals

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Year 3 and 4 Bicycle biology


repair workshop


Recently, the children in Year 3 and 4 took part in a couple of workshops to help them with their knowledge of bicycle maintenance. The children in year 3 learnt about bike biology and the components that make up a bicycle. The children in year 4 took part in a crash course in puncture repair to help fix a flat tyre. A massive thank you to Amanda from Sustrans and the staff at BikeIt. 

Remember wheelie Wednesday's and keep walking and cycling to school guys. 

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Spring term 2018/19


Welcome back Years 3 and 4 for another exciting and action packed term at Lydiate Primary school. 


This term we will be looking at many amazing topics such as the Ancient Egyptians in history and art,


Forces and Magnets in science and the wonderful Flat Stanley in our English. 

Just a few reminders;

Remember to bring in reading records, spelling books, water bottles and PE kits in everyday. 


Poplar class will be swimming every Friday this term so don't forget those kits. 


Extra-curricular activities begin the week beginning 21st January and we look forward to seeing you there. 


Wheelie Wednesday will continue this term and we would encourage every child to take part in our Bike it/Walk to school project to get everyone more active. 


We will be updating this page throughout the term with amazing work and pictures so watch this space!!!!

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. 

Gareth P Jones Author visit

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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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