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Year 3/4 -Hockney


Welcome to Term 1

We hope you all had an amazing summer break and are looking forward to our first term of the year!


This year our class name is named after the artist David Hockney. Throughout the year we will be examining the collection of art by David Hockney. We have already explored his techniques of 'joiners', used his idea of a self portrait to design our own, and have also been inspired by the artwork titled '82 portraits and 1 still life.' Next time you come into school look out for our collection!



This term we are exploring the topic title of 'Heroes and Villains.'

There are many heroes and heroines, but who do you admire the most? How does it feel to do good things and bad? Which feels best and why? Can you do a good deed that changes the world? Perhaps we could be heroes just for one day?



Our first day was a huge success in celebrating heroes and villains from stories, films, history and every day life. See the pictures link below to see the children's fabulous costumes.

From this topic learning our main aim is for everyone to explore and think about the qualities that heroes and villains have, and the impact this has on others. 


The children have already considered a range of questions they would like to find out about our topic. We have also explored different facts about heroes and villains.



We will identify and explore character descriptions. In addition we will examine the features of biographies and fairy tales and develop our writing skills through these genres. In guided reading we will be exploring the text Krindlekrax. 'It was a day for choosing a hero...' We will use and develop our reading 'VIPERS'  through examining the heroes and villains in this story.






Year 3 will start the term by counting in 100s and 50s, finding 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number and comparing numbers to 1000.

Year 4 will start the term by counting in 1000 and 25, finding a 1000 more or less than a given number and 

comparing and ordering numbers.

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!



This term PE will be on a Thursday (games) and Friday (dance), so could you please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on those days.  Also, a gentle reminder that earrings must be removed during PE.



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. 


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.