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Year 3/4

Welcome to Class 3/4

Our teachers are Mrs Gregory, Mrs Stanton and Mrs McArdle.


Please read the welcome letter to find out about Class 3/4...

Please take a look at our curriculum...


Home Learning

Here are our Knowledge Organisers. We receive these before the half term so that can learn the key facts and vocabulary vital for our next topic. We will then carry out a quiz based on these facts throughout the year...


Indian Drumming

"I was shocked that the surface drum was made out of goat skin." - Amelie

"It was astonishing how Nav played the drum so loudly!" - Alisha

"I enjoyed it when we learnt the Indian dance moves." - Keaton

"I was surprised that the small guitar only had one string." - Ebony

"The small guitar was made from a coconut." - Jack

The Amazon Rainforest

What can you learn about The Amazon Rainforest? Click on the image below to learn some facts - remember to tell us all about what you have learnt when you come into school!



Protecting the Rainforest

How can the rainforest be protected? Can you create a walking track to help to prevent any damage to the rainforest?

Use your co-ordinates and compass points to complete this task...


The Great Kapok Tree

Imagine you are one of the animals in the rainforest. Can you act in role of character? Think about what the animal would say if they could speak to the two men in the story. Would they want the men to chop the trees down? Why/why not?

Create a speech bubble below and print or email to school to share it with the other children in the class...


School Visit to Gawthorpe Hall - Shakespeare Event


Class 3/4 visited Gawthorpe Hall and learnt all about Shakespeare, following on from our World Book Day celebrations. We learnt how to sword fight like in the play Romeo and Juliet, we created a timeline of Shakespeare's life, we learnt how to sew and we rehearsed and recited part a section of Twelfth Night! 


Please see some of our photographs below:




Class 3/4 performed the whole of the poem, Macavity, to the rest of the school today. We used Talk 4 Writing to remember all of the words!

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Some of our responses...


"Today we performed our poem, Macavity to everyone in the school. At first I felt a bit nervous but then I didn't because everyone was smiling and it made me feel better."



"It was the best performance we have ever done!" 



"It felt amazing to perform in front of the whole school."




Scroll down through the class page to find lots of activities to complete.

Many more have been added. 

Please bring any completed work into school - I can't wait to hear all about what you have been doing!



What book will you be reading?


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Thursday 1st March 2018 is officially World Book Day. However, due to the weather, we have decided to celebrate this on Thursday 8th March 2018. 


Which character will you be?


Click on the picture below to listen to free online audio books...

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Here are some photographs from World Book Day 2018...


     Don't forget to log in to Purple Mash to complete your '2 dos'.


Grammar and Punctuation Activities


Can you improve the verbs and adverbs to make the text more effective?



Can you identify the nouns and adjectives in the this game?



Can you add the missing punctuation?






Can you find the antonyms?





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Throughout the year we will be reading a range of books from Pie Corbett's Reading Spine and other novels too. 


So far we have enjoyed...

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This half term we will be enjoying...

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As we move through Class 3/4, we will also be enjoying the following titles...


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Can you write a book review for the texts we have read so far? You can complete this on the computer and print it off or email it to school. We can then share our book reviews and recommendations with other children in school!


Our Christian Value for Spring Term 2 is...




Each week, someone  who demonstrates this Christian Value can take our Bear home for the week.

As Easter approaches, we will be thinking about trust and betrayal in the Easter story. We will be reading stories from the Bible and exploring this through work created by various artists.


Here is Michael O'Brien's Judas Betrays Jesus with a Kiss...

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Here is Chris Cook's Judas Kisses Jesus to Betray Him...


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We discussed some of our ideas about the paintings and what some of the colours and images represented. We then created our own pictures like Chris Cook and Michael O'Brien.


Some questions to consider...

Who are the people in the pictures?

Why has the artist used the colour blue?

What does the image represent?


Can you use the question hand below to create your own questions? How will  you answer the questions you have asked? Suggest some ideas!

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Explanation Texts

For our English unit, we are exploring explanation texts. We have used Talk 4 Writing to learn the text Why Dragons are Extinct.


Can you create a text map for the explanation text below and then retell it using your map?



Here is an example of a text map...



Can you join the sentences with a conjunction to make one sentence?


Then try to use some causal conjunctions to explain the following:


Why bananas are curly

Why rainbows don't wobble in the wind

Why dogs bark

Why it gets colder as you go up a mountain

Why boys wear hair gel

Where teachers go in the evening


Remember not to worry too much about the content of your explanation - this can be funny! The aim is to use causal conjunctions to explain why.




Factors are numbers that divide exactly into another number without a remainder.

We have been finding factors of numbers and finding factor pairs.


Click on the picture below to find factors of different numbers...


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Can you connect numbers with common factors?


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Fractions and Decimals


Can you match the fractions?




Times Tables

Click on the songs below to help you to learn your times tables...

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     Click on the picture for more Maths games!


Science - Animals Including Humans

Health and Nutrition

​​​​​​Can you name the 5 food groups and give some examples of food that belong in that food group? 

Click on the PowerPoint below to find out more...


The Eatwell Guide

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After watching the video, consider the following...

Why do we need to ensure we eat a variety of foods?
Think about the effect different foods can have on your body.


Passport to Europe - Scandinavia

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This half term we will be learning about Scandinavia and the countries that are part of it. We will study the weather patterns and climates in this part of Europe. Throughout the term we will gather lots of information and create our own TV programme about a country in Scandinavia, telling you lots of interesting facts!


CLICK HERE to read more about the countries of Scandinavia...


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6th February 2018


Safer Internet Day 2018 is  being celebrated globally today on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.


Today we took part in many activities about how to stay safe when using the internet. We know that a better internet starts with us...


  1. It starts with staying safe online.

    Keep your personal information safe and check with an adult before you share anything online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and passwords.
    Never agree to meet up with someone you only know online. No matter how friendly they might seem or how well you think you know them, they are still a stranger. Always tell a trusted adult if someone online asks to meet up.

  2. It starts with being a good friend.

    Remember that behind every screen is a real person. Being kind and positive online is just as important as being kind and positive face-to-face. 


  3. It starts with saying sorry.

    Even when we’re trying really hard to be a good friend online, things can still go wrong. If you ever upset someone online, even if it wasn’t on purpose, then saying sorry is a really powerful and positive action to take.


  4. It starts with taking a step back.

    Being online is great – there are so many fun and exciting things to do! But being connected all the time can get a little stressful. If being online is making you feel worried, upset or confused, it’s always worth taking a step back and having a break from your online activities. Check out Red and Murphy talking about this in this special SID TV video.


  5. It starts with asking for help.

    It’s okay to feel worried or upset by something you see online – just make sure you speak to someone about it! Always tell an adult you trust if you see anything that worries you online.


Here are some of our thoughts about how we communicate using the internet...


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Are you Reading?

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Bring your reading book and reading record in each day. The teachers will check that you have been reading and if you have then you will receive a raffle ticket and will be entered into a prize draw! There will be a very special prize at the end of term for the name that is drawn from the box...could it be you? 

The more you read, the more raffle tickets you receive and the more chance you have of winning! Keep reading Class 3/4!

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Spelling Bee 

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Who will make it through to Round 2? 

There will be one winner from each year group, with one child from each year group competing against other children from other schools.

How many words can you spell out loud in 2 minutes?

Here are some of the children in our class showing huge amounts of courage as they compete in Round 1 of the Spelling Bee Competition! 


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Super Movers!

Click on the image below to get up and moving!

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Vikings - Vicious or Victorious?

Click on the image below to find out more about the Vikings...

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The Industrial Revolution


This Friday, we will have a live museum. Many activities will be taking place in Key Stage 2 and Early Years and Key Stage 1 will visit us throughout the morning to find out about life during The Industrial Revolution. 


In Class 3/4 we are presenting on life in the coal mines. We will be acting, singing and carrying out some art work with the younger children. 


Photographs to follow!

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 Making it in Burnley



We have selected a place of interest in Burnley and have carried out some research. We chose a variety of forms to present our research. Some of us have produced presentation boards, PowerPoint Presentations, booklets, photographs and fact files.


Some of the places of interest that we researched included: 

  • Turf Moor
  • St James' School and Church
  • Gawthorpe Hall
  • Towneley Hall
  • Burnley Rugby Club
  • The Singing Ringing Tree
  • Pendle Hill
  • Queen's Street Mill
  • The Weavers Triangle


Please look at some of our work below:




In Mathematics we have been subtracting, using many different methods: mental method, jottings and formal written methods.


We have played an exchanging game and then written instructions to tell another class how to play. 

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We have been working on place value and understanding the value of each digit in 4 digit numbers.

Click on the pictures below to play games to practice this:


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Take a look at our new library...


General Information

In Class 3/4 we have PE lessons on a Monday and Friday. All children should bring their PE kits into school on a Monday and keep it in school, on their hook, until Friday. Please make sure that all PE kits have names in. Year 4 children will go swimming every Monday morning.

Please note:

Earrings cannot be worn for PE and we ask that you remove your child's earrings on the days they do PE if they cannot remove them themselves. 

Reading Books
Please listen to your child read as much as possible. Children need to bring their reading book and reading record into school everyday

When you read with your child please ensure that you sign their reading record, including the page numbers read. In addition to their school reading book, children are encouraged to read other books at home with you and will have the opportunity to visit our school library weekly to choose a book to read for pleasure. Please feel free to write these books in your child's reading record also so that we can see what books they are enjoying. 


The children will be given a 'Knowledge Organiser' linked to their topic.
They are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge that we will be covering across a unit of work; including dates, key personnel, vocabulary, definitions, and other contextual or technical information. These ‘Knowledge Organisers’ will be shared with pupils, parents and carers – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn. The challenge is - can the children learn the key facts? This will then help them to develop their skills across the curriculum.


They will also receive a piece of Maths or English homework, reading homework and spellings weekly. 



Each week your child will be given spellings to learn. Please help your child to learn their spellings, understand the meaning of the word and to use it in context.


Multiplication facts

Every day we complete times tables races. By the end of Year 4, the national expectation is that children know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12. Please help your children to practise these and to recall answers to multiplication calculations in any order!





'Words unlock the doors to a world of understanding...'


Developing an increasing repertoire of vocabulary to use independently is vital for life and school. Here are some word square puzzles to give you the opportunity to generate as many different words as possible using the letters supplied. The ultimate challenge is discovering the single word that is made up from all of the letters within the square... 



Year 3 and 4 Word List...


Here are the word lists for Years 3 and 4. The lists are a mixture of words used frequently in writing and those which are often misspelt. 


Click below to download the word list...



Fronted Adverbials

An adverbial is a word or phrase that has been used like an adverb to add detail or further information to a verb. (An easy way to remember what an adverb is: it adds to the verb.)

Adverbials are used to explain how, where or when something happened; they are like adverbs made up of more than one word.

For example:

In the sentences above, the verbs are in pink and the adverbials are in blue.


'Fronted' adverbials are 'fronted' because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb. In other words, fronted adverbials are words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence, used to describe the action that follows.

A comma is normally used after an adverbial.

For example:

The fronted adverbials in these sentences are in blue.


Click on the picture of the wheel to create some sentences using fronted adverbials.