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Year 3/4

Welcome to Years 3 and 4.


Dear Year 3 and 4 parents and carers,


All of the children have settled back into their new class well and have been working hard to engage positively within lessons. 


There are 21 children in Years 3 and 4. Our class teacher is Miss Johnston and our Teaching assisstant is Miss Heaton.



If you need to contact me please call the school office or email me using my school email address seen below. You can also send me a message on class dojo.


My email address is -


Miss Johnston.

Class Information


  • It is expected that children read at least 5 times each week, (achieving strive for five.) Children's reading records will be checked daily.
  • Homework will be given out on Monday and must be returned to school completed on Friday each week. 
  • Children will be tested on their spellings and times tables every Friday.
  • PE Kits can be worn to school  on Monday and Thursday which are our PE days this term.

Year 4 Multiplication Test


Towards the end of year 4, the children will sit a statutory multiplication test. They will be tested on their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 which is why it is really important to practise these every week. The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.

Spring Term

Erupting Volcanoes

As part of our topic on famous explorers, mountains and rivers, the children created their own erupting volcano. They made their own play-doh for the volcanic mountain and then used vinegar and baking soda for the eruption.

Roman Bath Houses

Autumn term.

As part of our topic, the children learned about the great fire of London. They researched facts about this devestating event and looked at how it affected many buildings and famous landscapes. The children used tissue paper to create their own piece of work based on the fire.

Science - Living things and their habitats.

The children explored the outdoor forest area to search for living things in their natural habitats. They looked under logs, soil, trees, bushes and rocks to find them. 

Stone Age cave art.

As part of our topic, we looked at Stone Age cave art. The children had a go at sketching their own cave art on brown paper. We sketched under the tables so it felt like we were inside a cave!

Designing and making our own Stone Age tools.

The children used different materials to design their own Stone Age tool. They used string to join the materials together. All of their tools were very impressive.

Science week - Skittles experiemnt.

The children took part in a skittles experiment and watched in awe as the colours created a beautiful pattern with warm water. Skittles are coated in food colouring and sugar. When you pour water over the skittles the coloured coating dissolves spreading through the water.

Happy Easter everyone!

The children made their own Easter baskets to store their super snack! They enjoyed chocolate mini eggs on our last day of term.