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Chandra, Sputnik & Voyager Yr 3/4

Welcome to the Y3/4 class pages. These will keep you up-to-date with the teaching and learning taking place in each of the three classes as well as pass on any important dates and information for upcoming events.


For more information on each class, please click on the class pencil icon below. 

Welcome to Year 3/4

Meet the Team

Sputnik Class Teachers- Mrs S Counsell (currently on maternity leave), Mrs J Elms (Mon-Weds) and Mrs S Allsopp (Thur-Fri)

Chandra Class Teacher - Mrs H Maynes

Voyager Class Teacher - Mr J Huntley

HLTA - Mrs F Cobley

LSAs - Mrs K James and Mrs A Clapson

1:1 support assistants - Mrs J Colis


yes Key Dates for Term 1 and 2 yes

Monday 2nd and Tues 3rd September - INSET day

Wednesday 5th September - Start of Term 1

Tuesday 10th September - Meet the Teacher (8.45-9.00am in the Community Room)

Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October - Parents Evening

Friday 25th October - End of Term 1


Monday 4th November - INSET day

Tuesday 5th November - Start of Term 2

Thursday 19th December - Year 3/4 Christmas Party

Friday 20th December - End of Term 2




Dear Parents, 

The children now have access to TT Rock Stars. Their user names and passwords are at the front of their home school diaries. They do need to put in the school name - Uphill before they can log on.

TT Rock Stars is a great resource to help children learn their times tables.

This is an additional website that the children can use to help them consolidate their understanding of times tables.

Their main homework continues to be Sumdog and please be aware that we set both maths and English activities weekly. 


Many thanks to all of the parents who attended Parents Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday. if you were unable to attend, then please speak to our child's teacher to arrange an appointment after half term.

Our next project

Very soon, we will be working on our next project, 'Why is my body amazing'. During this project, we will be finding out about the function of the skeleton, discovering how our joints work and learning about the digestive system.



Our project for Term 1 is called, 'Why are black rhinos disappearing?'

We will be answering the questions: why it is important to protect rhinos; why they are facing extinction and what is conservation?

We will also meeting Ben the explorer who will be telling lots of black rhino facts. 


We have been working hard on our project about rhinos and discovering lots of interesting facts. 

Project Launch

This morning we had a visit from Ben the Explorer, who came to talk to all of us about the exciting work that he is doing on rhino conservation. Ben has been all over the world working on conservation projects. He talked about some of his previous adventures such as paddle boarding down the Blue Nile in Ethiopia and diving along British coastline to highlight the plastic peril. 

Currently, he is working in South Africa helping to protect injured and orphaned rhinos. Over the next weeks, we will be in contact with Ben finding out more about his work, asking questions and learning lots of new facts.

Ben the Explorer talking to Lower Key Stage 2

Ben the Explorer talking to Lower Key Stage 2 1
Ben the Explorer talking to Lower Key Stage 2 2
Ben the Explorer talking to Lower Key Stage 2 3

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our meeting this morning. As mentioned in the meeting, the Year 4 children will be doing a times tables test in the Summer term. Please find details of websites that help with learning times tables;,, (There are lots of games on this website)