Year Groups

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.

Autumn One – Overview

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a relaxing holiday. It’s going to be an extremely busy term as usual with the children settling into their new classes and working with their new teachers.


The children will be learning about place value including: counting forwards and backwards, ordering and comparing numbers, rounding, Roman numerals, using number lines, finding more or less than a number, partitioning, negative numbers and adding and subtracting numbers.


Through the Australia topic we will be writing:

– An Aboriginal creation story

– A biography about Steve Irwin

– A non-chronological report about the Great Barrier Reef

We will be learning how to plan texts based on the genre, compose and rehearse sentences, increase the range of sentence structures, build a varied and rich vocabulary, create settings and characters in narrative writing, edit and redraft, use conjunctions for cohesion and sentence extension and recap basic sentence punctuation.


Australia will be our topic for the first term. We will be studying geography skills which incorporates using maps and researching climate change, a study into the Australian flag and we will create a guide book about various states. Through art, we will make fish and coral from the Great Barrier Reef and study Aboriginal artwork looking at animals, didgeridoos and boomerangs.


Our Science topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’ where the children will be explaining the seven life processes and different habitats. They will create classification keys, food chains and food webs. They will learn to recognise that environments can change and this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

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

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






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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Holly Primary School