Year Three & Four

KS2 – Year Three & Four

A broad and balanced curriculum provides children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded, informed individuals.

Welcome to Y3/4

Children have now made the transition from Key Stage One and continue with a new, and equally engaging, curriculum. We encourage greater independence and individual responsibility, children go on their first overnight residential, they are able to join the school choir, and our expectations of good behaviour and high standards of work are made clear from September. We have three classes in Lower Key Stage Two and always welcome parents popping in. Our Yammer feed below will give you regular updates about life in our team.

Y3/4 Topics

Toy Story


Artists & Playwrights

Extreme Earth


Ancient Greeks

Wider Opportunities

Wheelchair basketball

Myths and Legends

Nottingham Forest FC

Rock Steady Music



Y3/4 Visits & Visitors

Sherwood Forest

The Mill Adventure Base

Space Centre

Creswell Craggs

Severn Trent Water


Sherwood Forest

Values & Themes

Mutual Respect






Autumn One – Overview

Mr Daniel Bennett - Assistant Headteacher, KS2 Teacher, Assessment, Prevent...
Miss Sophie McGuiness - Deputy Headteacher:
Miss Emily Patterson - KS2 Teacher, School Council & Design Technology
Mrs Nina Graham- KS2 Teacher, Design Technology
Mrs Jo Freer - KS2 Teacher, Art

Welcome back to you all. We hope you have had a restful summer holiday.  We start the first week with a brief topic learning about bees and their impact on our environment; the different species of bees there are and their lifecycles; how we can help them and all about how honey is made. Our main topic this term is Extreme Earth and we will be learning how volcanoes are formed, how people’s live are affected by volcanoes and what causes earthquakes and tsunamis.  We will also be visiting Magna. 

 In science, our unit is ‘What do rocks tell us about the way Earth was formed?’ Here we will be learning about the structure of the Earth, the various types of rocks, how fossils are formed and the different materials around our local setting. 

 During English, we will have a focus on grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and the different skills children can use to make their writing not only coherent but engaging for a reader.  We then move onto the story.  

 Here we will be learning about the story, creating character and setting descriptions, understand the features of a fictional piece of writing and learn how to create and use fronted adverbials. 

 Within Maths, we will be working on the four operations, place value, estimating and counting forwards and backwards from any given number. We will also focus on our reasoning skills

Extra Information & Site Links

All children will have key words to learn on a weekly basis as well as mathematics and literacy/topic themed homework. The children are also expected to read everyday and each time the diary is filled in, the children can move along the reading stars track to gain their first 100 reads award. As we all know, reading is the key to learning.

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