Years 3 & 4

Burps, Bottoms and Bile!

Welcome back to Summer Term 1. This half term our topic title is Burps, Bottoms and Bile. During this topic we will be focusing on Geography and Design Technology.


This half term the children are going to be going on a journey through the human body. They will be learning about the importance of keeping their body healthy.


In Science, they will revise the different types of teeth and their uses as well as developing their understanding of how and why it is important to look after their teeth. They will present their findings to the pupils in Reception and Nursery. They will then look at the digestive system and understand how food travels through their bodies.


In English the children will begin by learning about the features of diaries and using this to write their own based on a video stimulus of a character who finds ‘treasure’ at a scrap yard. They will then be exploring the structure, language, audience and purpose of explanation texts, before writing their own.


The children will learn about mountain types in Geography looking at how they are formed and their features. They will complete labelled diagrams to explain their findings. They will then look at the different human and physical uses of a focus mountain range ‘The Alps’.

Design & Technology

In Design Technology the children will be revising or learning a range of sewing techniques that will join materials together. They will then design a small bag to hold a tooth for the tooth fairy, including a button to open and close the bag.

Reading at home

Remember to keep reading books that interest you, you could even read magazines, news articles, leaflets as well as your coloured practice book from school. You may also wish to explore some non- fiction texts based on mountain ranges, human and physical uses of mountains, teeth, the digestive system or the human body by visiting the local library or researching using the internet.


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: Monday and Thursday
  • Giraffes: Thursday and Friday
  • Zebras: Tuesday and Wednesday

Our PE Kit

The teachers in Key Stage 2 are:

The adults supporting in Key Stage 2 are: