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Year 3/4 - Elm, Cherry and Poplar

A short, but fun-packed Spring Term on the Year 3 and 4 corridor.

Clay dinosaurs in Cherry Class

Poplar class has created a mini Stonehenge out of clay as part of their Stone Age Topic.

Lola joins Poplar class as the class therapy dog. She absolutely loved meeting everyone as you can see from the photos.

Lola the Therapy Dog in Poplar Class.  PowerPoint with information about Pets As Therapy and the dog risk assessment.

Poplar Timeline by Isabella, George and Mason - super work!

Welcome Back from Mrs Allen, Mr Forbes, Miss Burton and Miss Arndt!

Year 3 and 4 - Autumn Term 2020. 



In the first term of Autumn we will be exploring a number of different texts including A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, The Unsolved Mystery of Loch Ness Monster by Terri Sievert and Stone Age Boy  by Satoshi Kitamura.  We will explore these texts to improve our reading comprehension skills and use them as a catalyst for exciting writing tasks. 



Children will continue to do daily and will develop their understanding of place value, fractions, measure and the four main operations in a variety of engaging, and exciting ways.  There will be a focus on plugging any gaps from the previous year during daily arithmetic sessions as well as quick, and fun, mental maths activities. This will be supported with weekly homework, and Times Table Rockstars. 



Our first science topic of the school year will be Rocks.  Children will learn about the different types of natural rocks, and how they are formed and changed.  They will explore man made materials and compare and describe the different types of rocks.  Linked to our Stone Age topic, children will learn about how fossils are formed and make their own in class. 



This term, the children in year 3 and 4 will be taking part in a cross-curricular history based topic on the Stone Age. As well as learning about the timeline of this fascinating part of our history, children will learn what it would take to survive the Stone Age, they will create artwork based on cave paintings and jewelry inspired by archaeological finds. They also will use historical records to sort fact from fiction.



All children in year 3 and 4, will receive their spelling list from their teacher on a Monday. They will be copied, or stuck into the small spelling books the children take home with them. These words will then be tested 2 weeks later on the Friday. 


We would like to inform parents that the Upper School will be open to receive Year 3 and 4 pupils at 8.50am  No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time. Classes will commence each day at 8:55am.


Classes end each day at 3.10pm. Children in the Lower School will be escorted to the appropriate entrance and directed to the person in charge of picking them up. In accordance with social distancing please ensure you do not cross over the yellow line outside the school gate and under no circumstances enter the yard. 

Welcome to Cherry Class Letter

Welcome to Poplar Class Letter

Welcome to Elm Class Letter

Year 3 - Find your home learning tasks on the link below: 


Year 4 - Find your home learning tasks on the link below:

  • School Award
  • School Award
  • School Award
  • School Award
  • School Award
  • School Award