Year 3 & 4 Class News

Design and technology – running stitch

Posted on Friday 14 June 2024 by Mrs Paterson

In Years 3 and 4 we are learning about design and technology this half term, with a focus on sewing. We have been learning about the design process and how a product comes into being, before now moving onto the more practical side of things. We are practising the skill of using a needle and thread first with a binka (a firm piece of fabric with holes in to help beginners learn to sew). We’ve found that this takes some resilience! We’ve done really well though and were able to sew a ‘running stitch’.

Help at home: why not have a go at mending that hole or missing button? sewing Year 3 4

3,4A Class News

Posted on Friday 07 June 2024 by Mrs Paterson

A new half-term means new topics! This week, we have started our DT unit and have been learning about the design process before we go on to design and sew our own products.

In Writing, we are learning about what makes a good instruction text, looking at features such as adverbs and imperative verbs. We will be writing our own recipes to show off these skills.

Help at home by asking your child about their learning. Can they give you an example of an adverb? What job does an adverb do?

In PE, we have started a series of tennis lessons and this week, focused on developing our throwing and catching skills.

In Y3 Maths, we are learning about shape and have started by looking at different types of angles. See below where we identified right angles around the classroom.

Maths right angles

Living and Learning – Phase 3,4 – Physical Health and Fitness

Posted on Friday 24 May 2024 by Mrs Wadsworth

Over the last couple of weeks in our Living and Learning lessons, we have talked about:

  • the importance of regular exercise to keep our bodies and minds healthy
  • how we keep active during the school day including our daily Wake Up Shake Up sessions
  • the ways that we keep active out of school
  • aiming for being active for at least 60 minutes each day

We all enjoyed our Heely session on Monday! Lots of us have walked, scooted or cycled to school this week – well done!

Help at home by discussing the importance of being physically active and how you can achieve this.


3,4B Class News – Heeleys special!

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2024 by Nicole Iveson

This week we had lots of fun trying out Heelys. If you’re not sure what they are, they’re shoes with wheels! The workshop allowed the children to try a new sport and this linked brilliantly with our living and learning statement for this week about being active for 60 minutes a day.

The children struggled a little to find their balance at first and there were a few tumbles! Luckily, we were well-protected with helmets and elbow/knee pads! Everyone had a great time and didn’t want the session to end!

3,4A Class News

Posted on Friday 17 May 2024 by Mrs Paterson

Last week in Science, we had planted dwarf sunflower seeds.  This week, we used a ruler to measure their progress! We learnt about the function of the stem, taking water to other parts of the flower, and predicted what would happen if we added blue dye to the water some flowers stood in. As most of us predicted, the white flowers started to turn blue.

measuring plantsblue dye

In Topic, we are coming to the end of our Explorers unit and have been finding out the effects of overtourism on Venice. We are busy producing a double-page spread in our books to showcase what we know.

In Writing, we have been practising using inverted commas so that we can include direct speech in our narratives next week. We are basing these on a book called FLOOD. The children have come up with some fantastic adjectives to make their pieces descriptive.

Help at home by continuing to listen to your child read daily, practising spellings from the spelling list and helping your child to access TTRS. These things all have a noticeable impact on learning – thank you for your support!


3,4 C Class News – Geography

Posted on Friday 17 May 2024 by Mrs Wadsworth

In Geography, we have been advisors to the Mayor of Venice. We have considered the problems caused by over-tourism in Venice such a crowds of people at places of interest and the noise pollution created.  We have  discussed the possible solutions to solve each problem.

Help at home by asking your child about the decisions they made.

Walk to School Week

Posted on Monday 13 May 2024 by Mrs Hogarth

Next week is ‘Walk to School Week!’

Can you support us and our local community by leaving your car at home? We are setting the children the challenge of walking to school for 5 days. In class, they will sign a pledge and collect stickers over the week for each day they walk. Each child will receive an activity book with fun tasks to complete at school too. If you live far away and need to travel by car, try leaving your car at St Phillips church in Scholes or at The Buffers pub and walk the rest of the way.

Good luck – get walking!

Year 3,4 Science

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Mrs Wadsworth

This week, we have been Scientists.

Our enquiry question is ‘Does the number of seeds in a pot affect the growth of the plant?’

Each class has set the experiment up, planting either 1, 2 , 4 or 8 seeds in different pots. The children made sure each container had the same amount of soil, was placed in the same position in each classroom and is watered using the same amount of water. We will monitor and record the growth of the plants over the next couple of weeks.

Each child also planted their own sunflower so we can observe the growth over time.

Help at home by encouraging your child to explain the experiment. Maybe you could plant some seeds too!

Year 3 Maths

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Mrs Wadsworth

This week, Year 3 have been learning how to recognise coins, count money and add amounts of money. We have been converting pounds into pence.

Help at home by counting different amounts of money – remember to check the value of each coin.


3,4B Class News

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Nicole Iveson

In Geography, we’ve continued to learn about York – comparing it to Venice. We’ve looked at the population of both cities, learnt about the amount of tourists who visit on an annual basis and are now thinking about why tourists want to visit them – moving on to considering the issues raised by overtourism.

In PE this half term, we are developing our skills in basketball. This week we learnt about fitness for basketball and why it is important to keep fit and healthy. We did a carousel of activities around the playground, including star jumps, shuttle runs and burpees.

Help at home by asking us why it’s important to exercise regularly.

This week’s Science lesson was very exciting as we each planted our own sunflower seed. We will measure them on a weekly basis until the end of term and see how tall they grow!

We also planted multiple seeds in the same pot to investigate whether more seeds being planted together will have an impact on their growth. We have four of the same pot – one with one seed, one with two seeds, one with four seeds and one with eight seeds. Again, we will measure these weekly and see what we find out!

Help at home by asking us what conditions plants need in order to grow.