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Chandra, Sputnik & Voyager Yr 3/4

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 Teachers - Mrs H Maynes (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs D Woods (Fri)

Voyager Class Teacher - Mr J Huntley

HLTA - Mrs T Owen (Tues-Fri) 

LSAs - Mrs K James and Miss J Mabberley

1:1 support assistants - Miss H Westwood 


yes Key Dates for this term yes

Tuesday 23rd April - INSET day

Wednesday 24th April - Start of term 5

Monday 6th May - School closed for BANK HOLIDAY

Friday 24th May - End of term 5

Monday 3rd June - INSET day

Tuesday 4th June - start of term 6

Friday 7th June - Sports Day

Thursday 20th June - Forest Fundraiser 2.15pm

Friday 5th July - Reports to go home

Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July - Year 4 - Mendip Outdoors Residential

Tuesday 23rd July - End of term 6

Have a fabulous summer break!

A fabulous time was had by our year 4's that went on camp last week. They all had lots of fun doing all the activities and approached them with enthusiasm; learning new skills along the way. Courage was shown by many who were staying away from home for the first time. We all reached Friday evening tired but very happy having had a lovely time on camp. Well done year 4 - we are really proud of you all! 

Year 4 Overnight Camp at Mendip Outdoors

Year 4 are starting to get excited about our overnight camping trip to Mendip Outdoors on July 11th and 12th. We were pleased to be able to share this presentation with parents during our meeting last week. Please take a look if you couldn't attend. If you have any questions, see your child's class teacher. 

Terms 5/6

Our project in years 3/4 for the last two terms is

'How green is our planet?'

The big idea is conservation.


We will be developing our geographical and scientific knowledge during this project. It will be primarily focussed on exploring the world's rainforests but will also look at the forests that can be found a little closer to home in the UK. 

Art Club

In art club we have been looking at the work of various artist including Monet and Romero Britto. We have created illustrations for books, made dandelion paintings and super moon pictures. 

Pastel pictures in the style of Monet's 'Waterlilies'.

Pastel pictures in the style of Monet's 'Waterlilies'. 1
Pastel pictures in the style of Monet's 'Waterlilies'. 2
Pastel pictures in the style of Monet's 'Waterlilies'. 3
Pastel pictures in the style of Monet's 'Waterlilies'. 4
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Children in year 3/4 will use the platform 'sumdog' to complete their homework. We also use sumdog in school to complete mental maths and punctuation challenges. We would be really grateful if you could support your child with logging onto sumdog and reminding them that they will need to access the internet first. By helping them at home 1:1, this will enable them to become familiar with the 'logging on routine' and allowing more time in lessons to complete the questions.


Many thanks

Year 3/4 staff team



Please could you make sure that your child has a full p.e kit in school on the days listed below.


Sputnik: Wednesday and Friday

Chandra: Wednesday and Friday

Voyager: Tuesday (swimming kit) and Friday

Project for terms 3 and 4

Can I walk like an Egyptian?

Big Idea: Civilisation

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Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians

We have had a fantastic morning watching Awful Egyptians at the Playhouse. We learned lots of new facts and interesting information and particularly liked joining in with the singing, acting and using 3D glasses to watch the second half of the show.

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Project for terms 1 and 2

How did we get from stones to shields?

Chronology and changes over time from the Stone Age to Roman era

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Welcome back to a new academic year

Welcome back to a new school year. We hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday and that you are looking forward to your return to school and meeting your new class. Over the course of this term, our learning will focus on our project 'How did we get from stones to shields?' This project will have a historical focus and will look at the chronology and changes over time from the Stone Age to the Roman era. We are looking forward to our Wow Event in a few weeks time where we will visit Cheddar Caves. This will give us an opportunity to delve deeper into a local historical setting and learn all about 'Cheddar Man'

Raise the Roof

We have had a lovely morning singing our Raise the Roof songs to the year 2 classes. This year the theme was 'cool school'. We sang songs that carry messages such as how to keep safe on the internet and how to be a good friend. We finished the morning with squash and biscuits. A lovely morning was had by all the children.

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The Savage Stone Age

Year 3/4 joined in with the Uphill Village Scarecrow festival. This year, the theme was 'Horrible Histories' and we linked our entry to our current topic and chose to make someone from 'The Savage Stone Age'. We think he looks great!

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