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Year 3 and 4

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Our Team 

Mrs Watts- Sandpipers and Assistant Principal 

Miss Wilkins- Swans 

Mrs McDonald- Kingfishers 

Miss Camm- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Spencer and Miss Bell- Apprentices 


Homework Expectations

The children in Waterbirds will be given their homework every Friday and it is to be handed in on the following Wednesday.

Maths - A maths worksheet will be set each week. The children are also expected to spend time on TT Rock stars. We have a class leader board for TT Rock Stars where your child can earn class rewards. We also run a Waterbirds TT Rock Stars competition each week.

Literacy - A SPAG worksheet will be given each week

Reading - Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week and record this in their planner. Some children also have access to Reading Eggs. This can be logged in their planner for their weekly reading. It would be great to see a mixture of parent/guardian comments as well as children’s comments in their planner. Planners are collected each week and checked by the teacher.

Spelling - Children will have a weekly set of spellings and this can be accessed through Spelling Shed. The children are expected to complete 10 games on Spelling Shed each week.  You have been sent your child's login via email. Spellings will then be tested in school on a Friday. The children are also tested on their step tricky words throughout the year. A copy of the ones they need to practise can be found in their planner or homework book.


Creative homework tasks

Your child willl also have a sheet in their homework book which details some creative things they could also complete at home. These will be linked to the topics they are covering in school. We would love you to send some pictures of these completed tasks so that we can add them to our class page and share them with the rest of the school. 

The table is attached to the bottom of this page if you can't find it in their book. 

Children cartoon


Sandpipers- Monday and Friday   

Kingfishers- Wednesday and Friday 

Swans- Wednesday and swimming on a Friday 

Children may be taken out throughout the week to complete the Golden Mile. We ask that all children have an appropriate pair of outdoor shoes for this. 

Kit for PE 

White t-shirt/house t-shirt/house hoodie

Black joggers/black leggings/black shorts


We ask that all children have a water bottle in school everyday. 

What your child is learning this half term

Our learning this half term- Summer 2





Focus book- Manfish

Invention narrative 





Kings and Queens through History

The Queen’s Jubilee




 Year 3- Fractions, Time, Angles

Money and Statistics

Year 4- Fractions, decimals, geometry and money




South America and The Amazon Rainforest


Guided Reading


Real Life Mysteries 

The nothing to see here hotel

The owl and the pussy cat



SRE- Change in me   





Animals including Humans



Love Music Trust-

Call and Response

Kingfishers- Percussion





Comparing the three major religions



Using recycled materials










Electrical systems








There are a number of website which can be accessed from help to help support your child with their learning these include:

Times Tables Rock Stars (

Learning to Read for Kids | Learn to Read with Phonics | Free Trial – Reading Eggs

Purple Mash by 2Simple

Spelling Shed - Spelling Shed - The Science of Spelling

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Any log ins that your child requires can be found in their planner. Please contact your child's class teacher if these can not be found. 


Accelerated Reader 


As well as learning the weekly spellings that are set on Spelling Shed each week, by the end of Year 4 pupils are expected to read and spell the words listed below. Please give your child the best chance at learning these by choosing a few each week and practising how to read and spell these. The Year 1 and 2 Spelling List is also available to view in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.The spellings your child is working on can also be found in their planner or in their homework book. 

T2 E 2088 2014 Curriculum Year 3 and 4 Spelling Word Mat

Accelerated Reader Portal 


Only accessible during Monday- Friday


Page Downloads Date  
Timetable Autumn 2 18th Oct 2021 Download