Year 3 & 4

/Year 3 & 4
Year 3 & 4 2020-01-17T16:49:13+00:00

Year 3:

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

Do you feel that rumbling? Could it be a volcanic eruption? In this topic of ‘Rocks, Relics and Rumbles’ we will explore the different layers of the Earth, right down to the core, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth’s surface. Once we’ve journeyed to the centre of the Earth, we will explore how these layers and shifts can create environmental disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.  We will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties as well as examining soil and fossils. Our exploration into this daring topic will take us to research the work of the famous scientist Mary Anning. With this in depth understanding of the Earth, we will use our geography skills to look at maps and learn about the lines of latitude and longitude. We will also begin to learn how to use a compass and about cardinal and intercardinal points.

Our class text for the next topic is ‘Mouse Bird Snake Wolf’ by David Almond. This powerful and thought-provoking text, illustrated in a graphic novel style, will help us to explore the beauty and dangers of nature as well as the importance of boundaries and self-restraint. We will look at interpreting illustrations, character development, setting descriptions and writing an argument based on the themes within the text.



Choose one of these to create a model of:

  • Volcano
  • Earth with a cut out cross section


PE: Dance

RE: Faith Founders – we will be looking at who the different faith founders are and what they taught.

PSHE (Jigsaw): Dreams and Goals

We will invite parents and carers to attend our end of topic celebration in the week commencing 2nd March (date and time to be confirmed).

Year 4:




  • Help prepare a United States-themed evening meal by writing a shopping list for parents and carers. Report back to others using video or photographic evidence. What did you have to eat?
  • Make a playlist of different American songs you could listen to on your road trip. Make sure you include songs from a range of genres, such as blues, jazz, country, rock, hip hop and rock and roll.
  • There have been many U.S. presidents over the last 100 years. How many can you find? Write a short biography about one of them.
  • Use online sources to research and create a timeline of Native American history. Decide which events are most important, and write a caption to go with each date, explaining what happened.
  • Create your own artistic Stars and Stripes flag. Be as creative as you like!




Spellings will be tested each Friday and homework collected each Thursday in Year 4 and each Friday in Year 3.

Homework and spelling will be given out every Friday.

Children will also have a weekly times tables test.

PE days:

Year 3 – Tuesday

Year 4 – Tuesday

Children need indoor and outdoor PE kit:

Indoor – sand shoes, black shorts and white t-shirt

Outdoor – trainers, black shorts or black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and black hoodie