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Year 3 and 4

10th September 2018

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome all our Year 3/4 children to the new school year and say what a positive start it has been. Our children have already started to settle into routines and have been welcoming to any children new to All Saints’ this year. We would like to take this opportunity to give you some useful information about the systems in place this term for your Year 3/4 child.


PE lessons take place on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Please could children bring appropriate, named PE kit to school with them on Mondays so that they can change for PE. On Wednesdays, due to the nature of our timetable, we ask that children come to school in their PE kit and remain in their kit for the day. PE Kit = Red school sweatshirt, plain white T-shirt, plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms and dark coloured trainers.


Each class has the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Ilkley pool. These take place on Monday mornings. When it is your child’s turn for swimming they will need swimming kit rather than PE kit.

Autumn term = 4E    Spring Term = 4H    Summer Term = 4S

Maths and English Groups

For Maths and English, our children are taught in single year, mixed ability groups. These lessons happen daily and give teachers the opportunity to focus the learning specifically to the National curriculum intended for that year group. Mrs Elliott and Miss Hetherton will teach Y4. Mrs Simmonds and Mrs McInnes will teach Y3. Your child will already know which group they are in.


We welcome parental support with homework and would like to get into the homework routine as quickly as we can. Here is an overview of the weekly homework expectations.

ReadingDaily reading of school reading book or another age appropriate book recorded in their reading diary
Reading Comprehension ActivityGiven Friday to return the following Friday to group teacher.
Spelling ActivitiesActivities set on Mondays to support the learning of spelling. Work to be done in blue spelling homework books and returned the following Monday when a dictation will be used to check spellings learnt.
Maths ActivitiesRegular practice of times tables. Year 4 need to know 2s, 5s and 10s and will focus on 3s, 4s and 8s this year. Year 4 need to know the multiplication and division facts for the times tables to 12 x 12 by the end of the year.

Your child will be given an Education City login to bring home. They will be expected to attempt one or two maths activities on this website each week which will consolidate the current learning in their groups. These activities will go live after school on Friday and is to be completed by the following Friday.

During this half term we will continue to teach our curriculum in school using a cross-curricular theme approach where we teach skills and knowledge which are naturally linked. This term our theme is Roman Ilkley.

  • Science – Opposites attract (Forces and Magnets)
  • History – Olicana (Romans)
  • Computing – We are Communicators (e-safety and Emailing)
  • Art/DT – Art in History (Roman Artefacts)
  • Music – Shape Rhythms
  • PE – Multi-skills and Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Swimming – 4E will be swimming this term when the pool opens
  • French – An introduction to verbal and written greetings

We will be having an Open-Door session on Thursday 13th September after school until 4pm when you are welcome to come and have a look around your child’s classroom. Class teachers will be available to answer any other questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you then.

Kind regards,

Mrs Elliott          Mrs Simmonds          Miss Hetherton          Mrs McInnes         

Curriculum Overview Autumn 2018
Education City Homework
Year Three & Four Long Term Plan 2017 – 2018
New National Curriculum 2014: Guide for Parents
Homework in Year 3 & 4
Tricky Words…
Maths Calculation Policy
White Rose Maths Hub Long term plans Year 3
White Rose Maths Hub Long term plans Year 4
Glossary for English at KS1 and KS2
Useful Websites for parents including homework websites

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