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Year 3 & 4 Class information page 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hughes

Mr Fuller

Mrs Hooper

Mr Dixon


Welcome to Year 3 and 4

The teachers in Year 3 and 4 are: Mr Fuller, Mr Dixon, Mrs Hooper and Mrs Hughes. 


Our topic for the Summer Term is 'Rainforests' 

'Why are Rainforests important to us?' 

This is a Geography based topic, where we will learn all about Rainforests and why they are important in our world. 


To find out more click on these websites or QR codes:

Rainforest Habitat facts and photos (nationalgeographic.com)

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Rainforest - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help



What is a rainforest habitat? - BBC Bitesize


Rainforest Animals List With Pictures, Facts: Interesting Rainforest Species (activewild.com)

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Our literacy lessons for this half term will be based on a book called 'Where the Forest meets the Sea' 

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In this prize-winning tale, a young Australian boy's father takes him by boat to a tropical rainforest. The boy explores, musing about the nature of the forest, its history and future until it's time to go eat the fish his father has caught and cooked.

Throughout these lessons we will be learning how to

  • Group related ideas into paragraphs
  • Use headings and sub-headings.
  • Use punctuation correctly- apostrophes for the possessive (singular and plural)
  • Use specific vocabulary e.g. fruit bats, and some technical vocabulary e.g. nocturnal, mammal


In Maths, we will be focusing on: 

Year 4: Decimals, money and time.

Year 3: Fractions, money and time. 







'Once you learn to read, you will be forever free'

Reading is at the heart of the our curriculum, we want every cReading 1.jpghild to discover the joy of reading for pleasure. 

We expect every child to read at home at least 4 times per week, this does not have to be a school reading book it can be anything that your child enjoys reading. 

We also want to promote a love of reading by encouraging parents to read to their children. Cosy up and enjoy a book together!

Click here to see our book recommendations: Book recommendations in Mrs Hughes & Mrs Hooper's Class (padlet.com)

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In our class reading sessions, we will be reading a book titled: 'The Great Kapok Tree- A tale of the Amazon Rainforest' 


Blurb: A man starts to chop down a great kapok tree in the rainforest. Exhausted from his labours, he puts down his axe and rests, but as he sleeps the animals who live in the tree come and plead with him not to destroy their world.


During our reading lessons we will continue to develop our VIPERS skills. Remember that VIPERS stands for vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.



In Science lessons, we will be learning about 'Animal classification' 


We will be: 

  • 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 our local and wider environment.
  • Recognising that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.




Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and is expected to be handed in on the following Tuesday.

There will be a piece of maths homework and a spelling task. 

There will also be learning log task based on our topic to complete every 3 or 4 weeks. (Please find our Spring Learning log task attached at the bottom of this page) 

In addition to this, we expect children to complete tasks on Times table rockstars and also read at least 4x per week. 


Children are expected to be able to read and spell common exception words, there is a set for years 3&4. The list is attached at the bottom of this page. 



In PE this half-term, we will be taking part in Athletics on a Wednesday and Cricket on a Friday. 

The children should come to school at the beginning of the week with their PE kit in a small, drawstring bag, which is to be kept in school until Friday when we will send them home for washing. In Key Stage 2, it is an expectation that the children get themselves ready for PE.

Children will usually wear their white shorts and navy PE t-shirt for PE but, while the cooler weather is approaching, they can instead wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings with their PE t-shirt and school sweatshirt or cardigan if they wish to. It is a good idea to have both options in the PE bag - please make sure that you show your children the different items that are in there or even get them to pack it with you!

Please ensure all items are labelled with your child's name.


Your child will need a coat in school at all times as we will be doing as much as we can outside.

No bags, apart from lunch bags, book bags and PE bags, are needed in school.

Please make sure that all items of clothing, including PE kits, shoes, and coats, have the children's names on the labels. The children may be able to identify their belongings at home, but it is surprising how difficult they find it when they haven't worn something for a while and it looks so similar to everyone else’s!

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Please remember that children need a full water bottle every day and we will send them home every night for a wash and refill.

Things to Do at Home



Practise your times tables and test your recall of multiplication facts against the clock.

Play here: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/23174


Play exciting maths game such as 'Push the Button'




Listen to stories and read along


Oxford Owl



Create music






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