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Year 3-4


Spring Term 2019


Our topic this term is 'Extreme Earth' based on learning about extreme weather across the world and the effect it has on our planet.  The main text that we will be sharing together during the first half of term is 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman followed by 'Escape from Pompeii' in the second half of term.


Below you will be able to view and download our topic web, this details what we will be covering across each subject. 


Spring Term Topic Web

Spring Term Topic Web 1

Spellings and Homework 

Each child in Year 3/4 has a pink homework book.  Homework is given out on Friday and a sheet will be stuck into the pink book to explain what the homework is.  Homework should be returned to school by Wednesday each week.  This allows us time to check the books and follow up on any misconceptions or difficulties.  


Spellings will also be sent home on Friday and the spelling test will take place the following Friday.


Copies of spelling and homework activities can be found below.



Key information for Year 3/4



Our Year 3/4 Teachers:

Mrs Berrett in Hazel

Miss Crawley in Elm

Mrs West (Tue -Fri) & Mrs Herselman (Mon) in Sycamore


Our Year 3/4 Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Lovell

Miss Housden

Mrs Coney

Mrs Lewin


PE days

Tuesday - Elm (Miss Crawley)

Wednesday - All classes

Friday - Hazel (Mrs Berrett) & Sycamore (Mrs West)


Children are expected to have their named PE kits in school for these sessions.  As the days are now quite cold it would be useful if your child could also have a jumper and tracksuit bottoms as well as the usual t-shirt, shorts and trainers.  Children should ensure that long hair is tied back, no jewellery or watches are worn and earrings are removed for any PE sessions.  If children need to remove earrings during the day, then they should be able to do this themselves and have a suitable container to store them in.


We are always happy to answers any queries that you may have but we would request that you come to see us after school via the office rather than the morning, as this is a very busy time of day.

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