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Lydiate Primary and Nursery School

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Year 3/4 - Elm + Poplar

Year 3/4 - Spring 2024


Welcome to our class page. The adults working in Year 3 and 4 are:


Mr Zaim, Mrs Foulkes, Mrs Bowen, Mrs Caddick and Mrs Diaz





We love our reading at Lydiate Primary School and we love to use books as a stimulus for our writing. Year three and four will be working on improving their handwriting as well as incorporating expanded noun phrases, conjuctions and adverbials within their writing and building upon prior learning since September.


As ever, we will have our dedicated library time each week. The more children can read at home, the more this will support the work we do in school. Why not become a member of the The Meadows library services?




We will begin our day with morning maths. It is imperative that your child is punctual each day so as not to miss vital maths arithmetic skills. We will be working hard on our multiplication and division skills. Please can you ensure your child is practising their times tables via TTRS at least 3 times per week.


In year 3 and 4 we will be further strengthening our arithmetic skills further and applying these to more reasoning based word problems.



Our next topic is ElectricityThe children will be learning about creating circuits in a series and adding in switches to open and close the loop.



We will be learning about Earthquakes and Volcanoes. What causes them and where they are located around the world. Why not visit the library and borrow some books on this amazing topic!


Art and Design Technology

In art we will be looking at different artists and discussing their work in length. Do we like it? That is the question!



In Music, we are listening to and appraising Latin American music. We will learn the rhythms of this style of music and then re-create it by composing our
own version.



Elm and Poplar Class will be learning about Cricket and Tennis this term. As well as practising for our whole school dance performance. 


Correct PE kits must be worn for all PE lessons. Children are expected to come into school dressed in their PE kits on their allocated days.


Poplar Class - Thursday and Friday

Elm Class- Tuesday and Friday



In R.E. we will looking at 'right and wrong' and how we can learn these values from different religions.




All children in Year 3 and Year 4 are expected to read at least 3 times per week at home as well as accessing Times Tables Rockstars online at least 3 times per week. Login details will be given to all children again but these will be the same details as in previous years. If you are new to our school, a new account has been created for you.


When listening to your child read, we would kindly ask you to write a comment in your child's reading record. The children can swap their books as soon as they have finished.


We will collect all reading records in on a Tuesday in school. Please make sure your child has it in their bag every day just to help set a good routine.



Thanks for your support. We are looking forward to a great year in school.