Y3/4: Mr Amesbury's Class 2019 - 2020

Mr Amesbury

Welcome to the SPRING Term

Hello, welcome to Mr Amesbury’s class page where you can find out about what our class are learning about during the year.

What’s happening this term


Our Topic this term is a Geography topic all about the National Parks, where we will be focusing on Snowdonia. We will also use our previous topic and History knowledge to find out where the beginnings of National Parks lie on a timeline in comparison to Ancient Egypt.

As young geographers the children will be:

  • Identifying a range of O/S map symbols
  • Recognising key topographical features of Snowdonia
  • Becoming more aware of a wider variety of map types


We start the term with a book called 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne. We will continue to build and develop their writing skills through role play, group work, lots of opportunities to write and an exposure to lots of interesting and new vocabulary. This is a wonderful book and I am looking forward to introducing it to the children.

Rocks and Soils is our Science unit where as young scientists the children will be investigating:

  • comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  •  exploring and using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognising that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Follow our Class Rules for a happy and safe classroom.

  • Always treat others the way you want to treated!
  • Use sensible behaviour
  • Have the confidence to take a challenge – you won’t regret it.




Literacy and Numeracy homework is given out every Thursday and needs to be completed and handed in on the following Monday.

A list of spellings are sent home at the start of each half-term and the children have a spelling test each Monday on the selected words for that week.


With reading being such an important part of every child's learning, we are really encouraging all pupils to read as much as possible out of school as well as during the school day.

All children have reading books and new reading record books to show when they are reading - which is ideally every day!

To motivate all readers, the reading records are checked regularly and children receive a sticker for every 3 separate reading sessions at home which go towards our class reward system. Children are able to change their reading books at different times of the day but have to take responsibility to change their books when they know they need to. In the juniors the children read as part of a group once a week with their teacher as part of guided reading session as well as have independent reading time.


We have 2  PE sessions this term.

On Monday afternoons we will  have an indoor PE session of circuits.

On Thursday afternoons we will have an outdoor session, focusing on hockey skills.

Full PE kit should always be in school during the week; (white shorts, navy t-shirt, trainers, socks, a hair bobble for girls). PLUS please ensure all kit is clearly labelled.As it is getting colder the children may want to bring something to cover their legs and outdoor trainers.

Also as part of our Physical Education programme, Year 3/4 children will be taking art in Cross country athletics every week (weather permitting).





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Hydrate your brains!

Remember to bring in a water bottle every day (even through the winter).

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