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Year 3/4 -Hockney


Welcome to Term 3

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday break and are looking forward to term 3!

All of the staff would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!




Last term we enjoyed learning about 'Potions', exploring the history of medicine, mixing solids and liquids, identifying states of matter, and reading Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'. Using our developed skills and knowledge, Hockney class used clay to create potion pots, wrote an instructional with time connectives, topic vocabulary and a range of sentence openers to explore potions. Look at our pictures icon below to explore some of our fantastic learning.




This term we are exploring the topic title of 'Gods and Mortals'


 Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. 




... On our first day we are going to explore the Greek god 'Zeus' to start our topic. I wonder what we will discover? Look out for our learning in our pictures.



In our writing, we will identify and explore characters we find in Greek Myths. Also we will be identifying and using features of diary writing. Our final learning will include writing our own versions of myths.

In guided reading we will be exploring a range of Greek Myths in the book 'The Orchard Book of Greek Myths'. Through this book we will continue to use and develop our reading 'VIPERS' discussing the structure, characters and settings in each of these stories.






Year 3 will continue to use a range of strategies to multiply and divide 2 digits by 1 digit. Also, the children will measure, compare, add and subtract lengths. In addition, pupils will calculate the perimeter of 2D shapes. 

Year 4 will continue to use a range of strategies to multiply and divide up to 3 digits by 1 digit. Also, the children will measure and convert between metres and kilometres. In addition, pupils will find, calculate and compare the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. 

In addition, all children will continue to practise their times tables daily at school. Remember, Times Tables Rock Stars can also be accessed online for home learning too! Year 3 are focusing on 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Year 4 are focusing 6, 7 and 9 times tables.



This term PE will be on a Thursday (games) and Friday (swimming), so could you please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on Thursdays and swimming kits come in to school on Fridays.  Also, a gentle reminder that earrings must be removed during all PE sessions.



The children will bring their homework home on a Friday and we ask that it be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Regular reading and talking about what your child is reading with them is an important part of home learning and we thank you for your support. Raffle tickets will be earned for daily reading.


If you have any questions or queries at any point, please do not hesitate to have a chat with us at the end of the day, or to make an appointment.


Kind regards

Mrs File, Mrs Lintott and Miss Morrison.