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Year 3/4 - Miss Rodger

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Welcome to Year 3/4's class page

Please check this page regularly as it will include important information, dates, homework and resources for children to use at home.




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I hope you have all had a relaxing week off! 


Monday 24th February marks the first day of  the Spring 2 term.





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  • Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday 26th February at 09.30 in St Mary's Church for all Juniors 
  • Please bring in any empty yogurt pots to school
  • The children will be planting their own seeds over the coming weeks
  • Remember to bring in PE kits by Wednesday  26th February
  • World Book Day 2020 takes place on Thursday 5th March. Children are free to dress up as their favourite book character










English homework Wednesday 26th February 















Maths homework: Wednesday 26th February




Please complete by Friday 28th February.


Thank you


Miss Rodger









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February 2020

  • Ash Wednesday Mass: Wednesday 26th February at 9.30am in St Mary's Church
  • Operatic performance: Thursday 27th February from 10.45 for all Juniors

March  2020

  • World Book Day 2020: Thursday 5th March
  • Art Week: Monday 9th March
  • Parents' Evenings: Monday 30th March and Wednesday 1st April

April 2020

  • Lenten Reflection: Wednesday 1st April at 10.10am main hall 
  • Easter holidays: Friday 3rd April 2pm finish 

May 2020

  • LJ Tag rugby competition: Wednesday 6th May
  • Easter reflection: Thursday 21st May
  • Inset day for staff: Friday 22nd May 202

June 2020

  • Year 4 times table assessment: W/C: Monday 8th June
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour liturgy:Friday 26th June
  • Science week and Healthy Body and Mind Week: Monday 29th June

July 2020

  • Summer Fair: Saturday 4th July
  • Holy Communion Mass: Wednesday 8th July
  • Reports out: Friday 10th July
  • Summer holidays: Friday 17th July 2pm finish



The class representatives for this

academic year 2019- 2020 are:

Megan (Year 3) and Lucca (Year 4) .

Well done! 




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In addition to observing the key dates in the Church’s Liturgical Year, we will be following the Come and See programme, specifically working on the topics of JOURNEYS, LISTENING AND SHARING and GIVING ALL. 


Our Class Prayers

Morning Prayer

Father in heaven You love me.

You are with me night and day.

I want to love You always,

In all I do and say.

I'll try to please You Father.

Bless me through the day.




Before Lunch Prayer

Bless us O Lord,

And these thy gifts,

Which we are about to receive,

From thy bounty,

Through Christ our lord.




Before Home Prayer

God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.


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Retreat at St Mary's Church Aut 1



Sing with Grammarsaurus - Adverbs and Adverbials

Year 3 writing moderation sheet

Year 4 writing moderation sheet


Your child is taught phonics on a weekly basis. 

Here are the sounds learnt so far:


short /i/ sound spelt with a 'y' 

For example, myth, pyramid, gym, symbol.




short /u/ sound spelt 'ou'

For example, touch, young, trouble, double, couple.



 words with endings like sure and ture  

For example,creature and treasure. 



words ending in sion (zhn) like 'sion' in division 

For example, television, conclusion, explosion, decision



                               words with a /k/ sound spelt 'ch'                                                         

   For example, chorus, scheme.








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Suggested reading list for 2019-2020

How many can you read over the course of the school year...


  • Charlotte’s Web, E B White
  • Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Cautionary Tales for Children, Hilaire Belloc
  • King Arthur, Andrew Lang
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Myths of the Norseman, Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Tales of the Greek Heroes, Roger Lancelyn Green
  •  Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Brothers Grimm
  • The Twits, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  • Stig of the Dump, Clive King
  • The Iron Man, Ted Hughes
  • Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown
  • The Famous Five, Enid Blyton
  • The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
  • James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Roald Dahl
  • The Dancing Bear, Michael Morpurgo
  • The Butterfly Lion, Michael Morpurgo
  • Krindlekrax, Phillip Ridley 
  • King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Roman Mysteries (series), Caroline Lawrence
  • Beric the Briton: a story of the Roman invasion, G A Henty
  • Arthur, High King of Britain, Michael Morpurgo
  • The King Arthur Trilogy, Rosemary Sutcliff

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Your child should be reading at home for at least 15 minutes every night. 


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Who will be next to earn their Pen Licence...






LEXIA is a great online resource that St Mary's subscribe to in order to support and improve spelling and reading. 



Your Username is your first name followed by the initial of your surname.

Your Password is read (please note everyone has the same password).

Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.


As always, we will continue to have a daily

maths lesson, developing the pupils’ knowledge,

skills and understanding of this subject.

The key areas of study include:

  • Number & place value
  • The 4 operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement – length & time & money & perimeter
  • Geometry: properties of shapes and calculating length, and perimeter 
  • Statistics: Venn diagrams, graphs and data tables
  • Learning the times tables up to 12x12


Let us Divide (Nrich investigation) Spring 1 2020

Division Investigation using lolly sticks (White Rose ) Spring 1 2020

Looking for 'right -angles' around the school

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Types of angles Acute, Obtuse, and Right Angles

Properties of 3D Shapes

8 Times Table Song (Cover of Rolling In The Deep by Adele)

4 Times Table Song (Cover of I'm Still Standing by Taron Egerton)




Mathletics is a great site for your child to practice their maths skills.

It will be used at different times throughout the year for homework. 


Who will be first to achieve a GOLDEN certificate at assembly?

Well done Ariam!




For the first half of the term we will be learning about STATES OF MATTER.

During the second half of the term, the key focus will be ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS. Throughout both of these topics, we will continue to WORK SCIENTIFICALLY in lessons.

States of Matter- Chocolate Investigation

States of Matter- Gas Investigation Spring 1 2020

Sound- experimenting how sources of sound vibrate Aut 2

Invertebrate hunt around the school grounds Aut 1

In geography we will study the United Kingdom working on aspects that include map work,

geographical features and relating these to the habitation of people.

This will then form the basis of a comparison with a region in a European country.

Gymnastics- balancing Aut 2

Royal Albert Hall Aut 1

LJ cookery class Friday 13th December