Welcome to Y3/4RB

Welcome to our class page where we will keep you up to date on current topics, key dates and other important information.

We have had a great start to 2020 and together, we will continue to ensure that children are making progress, reaching their potential and being the best that they can be!


Our novel this term is Stig of the Dump.  We regularly read together in class and our children love sharing their ideas about this text.  To further improve your child’s comprehension skills, we complete 20 Minute Texts 3 – 4 times a week where questions are based around a short text and cover the areas of retrieval, inference, language choices and prediction.  We appreciate that it is also important to read at home and share/discuss books with family members; this can be done by accessing Bug Club or reading favourite books, magazines or comics.  Thank you for your support with this.

Maths and English

All children access Maths and English lessons on a daily basis.  Sometimes this learning is linked to our topic and other times it is taught discretely to develop a particular skill. As well as focused writing sessions, we cover SPaG objectives in order to improve children’s knowledge and understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

In Maths this term, we are concentrating much of our learning around area, fractions and decimals.  This will give them opportunities to apply previous knowledge e.g. multiplication and division.

Topic Learning

Our topic for this term is the Stone Age.  We have visited Creswell Crags to gain first-hand experience of being an archaeologist discovering information about this exciting historical period.

Other Information

PE– Our current PE days are Monday (Y4s go swimming) and Thursday.  We recommend that your child has their PE kit (indoor and outdoor) in school all week in order to participate in both sessions.  Children must not wear jewellery (including earrings) and long hair must be tied back.

Homework– will usually consolidate learning covered in class that week.  It is given on Fridays and needs to be returned to the yellow box in the classroom by Wednesday.  Spellings, TT Rockstars and reading should also be completed every week.

Important Dates

Wed. 26th February – Y4 times tables parent meeting at 4:30pm

Wed. 11th March – Y3 and Y4 class assembly for parents (time TBC)


If you have any questions, please send a message on Dojo or pop in to see us.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Rotherforth and Mrs Booth J

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