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.

Spring Two – 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 after the break. It’s going to be another busy term.

In Maths, the children will be: using the written methods for multiplying and dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by a single digit, finding the area of shapes, learning to tell the time on an analogue and digital clock, identifying tenths and finding tenths of a whole number, finding unit fractions of quantities, finding and shading in fractions of a shape, identifying equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and problem solving.

 In English, the children will be writing a narrative based on the story of the Stone Age Boy, work on various skills such as apostrophes for possession and contractions, commas for clauses and homophones. They will also learn how to create an information text and perform poetry.

 Our Science unit is ‘Light’ and the children will be learning what a light source is. They will also learn  what darkness and reflection means and what materials are reflective. We will be looking at what a mirror does and how reflections change, sun safety and how to protect their eyes. Furthermore, they will understand what the terms transparent, translucent, opaque mean and how shadows change when the light source moves.

Our History topic is ‘The Stone Age’. Throughout this topic, we will be looking at the changes from the Stone Age through the Bronze age and to the Iron Age. We will learn about their houses and food from the Stone Age, as well as producing our own cave paintings. We will then look at the similarities and differences between the Stone Age and our lives now.


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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