Year 3 & 4

Teacher: Mrs Smillie (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Tebbit-Scales (Wednesday – Friday)
Teaching Assistants: Rachel Darby, Lisa Howard, Gemma Wilkins, Margaret Patching and Gemma Moyes

January – Easter 2021

This term, all the way to Easter, we are learning about Rainforests with a particular focus on South America and the Amazon. We will begin the term with plenty of map work and learning about what makes a rainforest unique. In English, Mrs Smillie will be looking at persuasive writing and Mrs Tebbit-Scales will be focusing on narratives based on a story set in the rainforest and then some poetry. Please see this terms topic web for more information about all of our learning in the different subjects this term.


Homework will be put on the school website on at the beginning of term. (See ‘Homework’ page under ‘Classes’ on the school website)  Within the homework there will be English, maths and topic based activities for the term. Please complete as much as you can as this is an additional boost to your child’s learning.


Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. They can read independently or with your support and they may write their own comment in their reading diary.


PE lessons will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday. Suitable trainers for outdoor PE are also needed.

ALL children MUST have a PE kit in school all week as at times it may be necessary to change the day.

PE kits MUST include plimsolls or trainers as some sessions are outside and even if indoors, games sessions such as football require the children to have plimsolls or trainers on.  Please also make sure that your child has a t-shirt, shorts and/or jogging bottoms and a jumper for PE along with hair tied back if your child has long hair.  If your child has earrings they must either put tape (which you should provide) over their earrings for the PE session or be able to take out their own earrings.


If your child requires a school lunch please make sure that we have their lunch money in advance i.e. Monday for the week/number of days required.  If your child is having a packed lunch please make sure that it is well balanced as we encourage healthy eating as a school. Packed lunches should not contain sweets and fizzy drinks.


Please label all items of clothing.  Uniform must be worn unless prior notice is given.  Children are not allowed to wear trainers in school. Jewellery should be minimal. Nail varnish, make-up and tattoos are not allowed.

Unit Plan – Rainforests

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