North Rigton Year Three and Four

Teaching Staff

Our Class teachers are Miss Ellis (who teaches Monday to Thursday), Mrs Mitchell (who teaches on a Thursday afternoon) and Mrs Butler (who teaches on a Friday).

Mrs Holder, Mr Rodrigues and Miss Bayman also support us with our learning.






‘We are’ Focus
We are Scientists
Embedding our ‘Working Scientifically’ skills through Science investigations linked to Climate Change as part of a school Science Week, Electricity as a stand-alone project and Rocks and Soils linked to their Roman Project.
We are Explorers – Roman Study
Provocation – Poem – Sycamore Gap by Zoe Mitchell. If the Sycamore Gap Tree could speak…….
This poem shows a conversation between the Sycamore Gap tree and a section of Hadrian’s wall. This can be used as a provocation to give children the opportunity to ask questions about both the Wall, the Sycamore Gap Tree and the relationships between both of them. At the same time, through this poem, they will take on a study of the Romans and how this invasion impacted Britain.
See We are Explorers overview.
Through the context of different text types the children will learn to plan, draft, write, evaluate and edit their work. During the year, the children will develop grammatical skills through the text types taught.
In particular this term, in their Grammar and Punctuation lessons, they will revise the use of adverbials and co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions within sentences and learn how to use the punctuation marks; apostrophe and inverted commas. They will apply these within the context of reading and writing Explanation texts, Historical Story recounts and different forms of Poetry.
This term, the children will work in groups appropriate to their level of spelling. One group will recap the spelling of the common exception words from Year 1 and 2 and the spelling patterns in Year 2. The other group will learn the Year 3 and 4 common exception words and spelling patterns in line with the Years 3 and 4 Read Write Inc Spelling program.
See RWInc Year 3 and 4 spelling overview of patterns being taught
There will be weekly handwriting practice to develop your child’s pencil grip, seating position and position of paper. The children will learn to use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting in all pieces of work.
Through guided reading and independent reading, the children will develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they have read; develop skills to understand what they have read in books they can read independently; retrieve and record information from non-fiction; and participate in discussions about both books read to them and those read themselves. This term they will develop their ‘VIPERS’ skills through their reading of Explanation Texts and ‘Across the Roman Wall’ in English lessons and through the weekly Whole Class Guided Reading of a chosen book.
Statistics, Money, Measurement (including time, length, perimeter, area, mass and capacity), Geometry: properties of shape and Coordinates.
See Numeracy Long Term Map 2021 2022 document for yearly overview.
Developing their knowledge, working scientifically skills and lines of enquiry through the Scientific area of ‘Electricity’ and ‘Rocks and Soils’. See We are Scientists Electricity Overview Summer 2022 and We are Scientists ‘Rocks and Soils’ Overview Summer 2022  documents for more information
See We are Explorers
Les Couleurs
La Jungle
Athletics – Track and Field
Programming and Control
Using the Internet and E-safety – Understanding how to conduct effective search engines, cut and copying relevant information from the internet and understanding plagiarism
Using Data – Databases
Creating and Publishing – Use of Powerpoint to publish their work.
Personal, Social and Health Education
How can we keep safe in our local area?
Religious Education
When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?
 How and why do believers show their commitments during the journey of life. Study of Christianity and Hinduism.


Useful Information

In Year 3 and 4, your child will either be reading a Coloured Reading Scheme book or will have been moved on to Free Choice Reading book by the Class teacher. It is important that as well as listening to your child read, you also ask questions about the content of what they are reading and the language that the author is using. If your child is reading a coloured reading scheme book, these will be sent home regularly to support the teaching of reading in school; please help your child to be a successful reader by practising reading on a daily basis when possible. If your child is reading a free choice book, they may choose to take one home from school or read one that they already have at home. All children will have a reading chart. Please remember to issue a sticker or signature each time they read at home and remember that there are prizes for every reading chart completed throughout the year.

On a Thursday afternoon, Mrs Mitchell will be teaching Personal, Social and Health Education and a Multiplication and Division Maths session. On a Friday, Mrs Butler will be teaching the class. She will be teaching Handwriting; Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling; Whole Class Guided Reading and Religious Education.

On Tuesday afternoon, the children will have PE. On this day, please allow you child to come into school dressed in their sports clothes. On a Thursday morning, the children will be going swimming. Please see the information regarding this sent from the office

Please remember to send your child in to school with a coat, water bottle and hand sanitiser (optional) each day.


Useful Documents

Enjoy Learning Together at Home

As part of our school policy, children are encouraged to ‘Enjoy Learning Together at Home’ and learning opportunity grids can be found below. These include a list of suggested ways that you may choose to support your child at home. Also, please find links to useful resources for you to use at home if you wish to further your child’s enjoyment of learning at home.

Homework and Learning at Home Sept 2021 Busy Bees Years 3 and 4

Homework and Learning at Home Sept 2021 Busy Bees Years 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 Spellings

Year 1 and 2 Spellings


100 Books to read for Year 3 and 4