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As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and alongside collective worship is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values. 

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work is:

Which rules should we follow?

  • What are rules? Why do we have rules? Who makes the rules?
  • Who keeps the rules? Is there a difference between rules and laws?
  • Who makes the law? What would happen if there were no rules/laws?
  • Are The Ten Commandments still as relevant today? Why? Why not? Why did Jesus bring a new commandment? Why do religions have rules? 


    Why is Jesus described as the light of the world?

  • Why is Jesus described as the Light of the World?
  • What does the light do to the dark?
  • Why is light such a powerful symbol?
  • Is light a good metaphor for Jesus?
  • The sun already lights the world so how can Jesus be the light?
  • In what ways do the actions of Christians show the light of Jesus in the world today?
  • Why do people of faith light candles?


Here is an introduction to the books we will be studying together:

The mastery focus to this unit will be to:

Year 3

Group related ideas into paragraphs

Build a varied and rich vocabulary 

Use preopositions to express time, place and cause

Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech

Year 4

Expanded noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases

Use fronted adverbials 

Use commas after fronted adverbials

Organise paragraphs around a theme (using fronted adverbials to introduce or connect paragraphs)

The mastery focus for this unit will be to:

Year 3

  • Use conjunctions to express time, place and cause
  • Build a rich and varied vocabulary
  • In narratives, create characters, settings and plot
  • Use punctuation correctly apostrophes for the possessive (singular)

Year 4

  • Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions including when, if, because, although
  • Use Standard English for verb inflections
  • Recognise the grammatical difference between plural and possessive ‘s’
  • Build a varied and rich vocabulary
  • Indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns

We will also be working on the following:

  • Spelling lessons four times a week
  • Weekly spellings, grammar, comprehension and whole class reading tasks using the reciprocal reading approach

Reading Eggs in class and at home

English 5


This term, across the key stage, we will learn about:

Place value using numbers to 1000

Comparing numbers to 1000

Addition and subtraction using 3 digit numbers

Multiplication and division

In Year 3 and 4 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths. Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 



Animals including humans

Children will learn to:

  • Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection, and movement.
  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food – they get nutrition from what they eat.


  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of


  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

















Get Heartsmart!

Heartsmart means being smart with our hearts. The life of our heart affects the whole of our life. Loving yourself and others is the most powerful way to live and it’s the best way to create true friendship. We become powerful when we love ourselves and when we love others.

HeartSmart is about putting good things into our heart so that good things come out. It’s about watching what we allow in and thinking about how we let what’s in come out.


Don’t forget to let love in!

Letting other people’s love in to our heart makes our hearts stronger. Loving ourselves no matter what, makes our heart stronger. If we want to live well and if we want to love others it all starts with us loving ourselves and that means letting love in.


What is the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic?


  • Where is the Arctic / Antarctic and what is it like there
  • What would it be like to live in the Arctic / Antarctic
  • What impact have humans had on the Arctic/ Antarctic? 
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to locate countries and describe features.
  • Name and locate the equator, Northern and Southern hemisphere, the tropics, Arctic and Antarctic circle and date time zones


How did life change in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

Here are some of the questions we will explore as we learn more:


  • When was the Stone Age?
  • What stayed the same and what changed?
  • How do we know what happened and what problems do historians face when researching this time?
  • Why is Skara Brae significant?


Online Relationships, Online Bullying - Connecting Computers

Here are some of the questions we will explore as we learn more:


  • How does a digital device work?
  • What parts make up a digital device?
  • How do digital devices help us?
  • How am I connected? How are computers connected?
  • What does our school network look like?

The children will learn to:

  • Explain how digital devices work
  • Identify inputs and outputs
  • Recognise how devices change the way we work
  • Explain how a network can be used to store information
  • Explore how digital devices can be connected

Recognise the physical components of a network


             Drawing: Growing artists

Painting and mixed media: Prehistoric painting

Sculpture and 3D: Abstract shape and space


Mechanical systems: Pneumatic toys

Cooking and nutrition: Cooking seasonally

Textiles: Egyptian collars

MFL - French

A new start  

  • Getting to know you 
  • Numbers  
  • Colours 


   The Calendar and Celebrations

    Bonfire night         Colours         Commands

    Numbers             Calendar time        Christmas Story



Ukulele and Taiko sessions



Real PE Social skills

Personal best challenges

Invasion games

PE will take place each Monday for Stockholm, Thursday for Bucharest and Friday for Madrid. We are requesting that on their PE day children come to school dressed for PE with their appropriate PE kit.

Forest School

We will send further information regadring your child’s

 autumn forest school date

via school ping.




How can you support?

Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please try and read at least 5 times a week and record in their reading record book each time.  This is very important. 

Your child's Reading Eggs password is on login information card provided.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask one of us.

Spelling - Spelling will be brought home each Friday for the children to practise their spelling at home as they are being taught during the week. The children will bring home a list of key spelling strategies that they can use to support them to learn and remember their spellings.


Research shows that completing maths activities little and often is the best way to retain recall skills.  

Here are some of the maths activities you can access online.


Num-Bots: This program develops automatic recall and conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction through games.  


TT Rockstars: This is an online multiplication recall program accessible for all learners.

Key Information

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe.

Our PE day is Friday. On this day we come into school in our PE kit ready for our PE sessions outside.

Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening.


Homework projects will be shared each term by the class teachers. These opportunities are for you to share in your child’s learning about the world around them through history, geography, science and the arts. Please support your children in completing these projects.  


Class teacher: Mr Roberts

Teaching assistants: Mrs Dedman, Mrs Piazza, Mrs Murphy

SEND teacher: Mrs Tilley 

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