Years 3 & 4

Welcome to Years 3 & 4, our classes are Giraffes, Lions and Zebras.


Autumn 2

This half term we will be focusing on grammar and punctuation within our English lessons developing a clear understanding of how a sentence is constructed including a subject and a verb. From here we will then look at different methods of developing and adding detail to each simple sentence. We will then use these strategies to create a non- chronological report.


In science, we will sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases and explore what happens when we apply heat or cool a liquid. We will also explore circuit making equipment adding in switches.


In art we will be developing our drawing, sketching and painting skills looking at different lines, textures and shading.


Our history learning will be based on the Ancient Civilization of The Shang Dynasty. We will look at a range of images of artefacts to deduce and search for clues about the past to find out about the civilisation. We will also develop our understanding of how an archaeologist works and use images of a tomb to find out about Fu Hao.


In PE this half term we will be playing hockey and taking part in indoor fitness sessions. Zebra class will continue to go swimming.

Home learning -What will you choose to do?

With an adult, make a list of all the solids, liquids and gases you can find at home- are they kept safely? What makes them different?

Make a home-made potion from things you find in the garden or outside. You could grind up the things you find and break them down or even sieve your mixture. Sketch some interesting, shaped bottles and containers you have at home. Add colours, shading and patterns.

Sketch some interesting, shaped bottles and containers you have at home. Add colours, shading and patterns.

Reading at home

Please remember it is important to hear your child read at home or share stories with them. The homework policy is to read 5 times a week at home. Your child will bring home a coloured reading book but is also encouraged to read a book for their own enjoyment, for example an information book, a magazine or a poetry book.


Homework will continue to be set on a Thursday and needs to be handed in on a Tuesday. The expectations are:

  • Reading with your child, your child reading aloud to you at least 5 times a week
  • Maths work every week (up to 30 minutes)
  • Learning multiplication table facts – 2, 5, 10, 4, 8 and the division facts (Year 3)
  • Learning the rest of the multiplication table facts to 12×12 – 3, 6, 9, 7, 11, 12 (Year 4)

Important information

Please only bring essential items to school on a daily basis ie: reading book, spelling book, reading diary, lunch box (if not having hot school meals). Pencil cases and equipment are provided in school.

Your child needs a refillable water bottle that is taken home daily for washing before returning to school the next day.

PE Days

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit (they do not need their school uniform to change back into). Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery should be worn – including earrings. Ears that have been recently pierced and cannot be removed will need to be covered.

We will have PE on the following days:

  • Lions: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Giraffes: Monday and Friday
  • Zebras: Tuesday (swimming) and Wednesday

Our PE Kit

The teachers in Key Stage 2 are:

The adults supporting in Key Stage 2 are: