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Welcome to Fox Class - Years 3 & 4

Welcome Back.  This term children will be learning about sound and electricity in science. As artists, the children will develop an awareness of proportion, composition and pattern in drawing and combine media for effect when developing a drawing into a print. In RE, children will be learning more about Christian beliefs and practises as they attempt to answer the questions: Could Jesus really heal people and What is good about Good Friday? As historians, children will learn about the British monarchy and compare the lives and achievements of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. In geography, children will be finding out all about North America.

Writing genres this term will include: a story set in Tudor England and recounts in the form of an historical diary. Also, an audio description for a short film set in the Wild West and character descriptions of wanted outlaws. We will be using the book ‘The Queen’s Token’ by Pamela Oldfield, the animated film, ‘Rukus’ as our main stimulus plus a collection of poems by A F Harold.

Maths will focus on measuring length and distance, finding perimeter and area and converting units of measurement. We will also be covering fractions, including; fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and decimal fractions.

PE days will now be Monday and Friday. Whenever possible, Monday’s lesson will be outside, so please make sure children come dressed in warm tracksuits and outdoor trainers. Swimming starts this term, please come to school dressed in PE kit, clearly named with swimming costume, towel and hat. Boys should be wearing swimming trunks, not Bermuda-style shorts and girls should be wearing one-piece swimming costumes. No earrings please.

Homework is set on Fridays and should be handed in on Wednesdays.  Spellings and times tables will be tested on Fridays. Please share a reading book daily and sign their reading journal.

For further information regarding the full curriculum for this term, please click on the timetable and knowledge organisers below.  

Mrs Hynes - Class Teacher


Mrs Moss - Learning Support Assistant


Miss McLeish - Leaning Support Assistant

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