Home Page
  • St Mary's Church of England Primary School
  • ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve!’
  • ‘With God all things are possible.’ Matthew 19:26

Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Year 3 and 4. Your child will be in one of three classes-Braille Class, Hockney Class or Newton Class. Below you will find lots of information to support your child's learning journey this year and lots of photographs of learning in action. 

Welcome to years 3 and 4 - information for parents (July 2023)

Summer Term 2023

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes 

This term, we are reading The Iron Man (written by Ted Hughes). Take a look at our immersive displays, based on the story.

We wrote diary entries, based on the start of chapter 1

Spring Term 2023

Design & Technology 


Our most recent DT project has been all about greenhouses. We first explored existing greenhouses and discussed the purpose of them, in particular mini greenhouses. Before we started to make our very own mini greenhouse, we first had to design it. This involved working as a team and investigating with different types of materials to ensure our design met the criteria. We then had great fun using different tools to make our mini greenhouses. It took lots of effort and patience. Take a look at how we progressed! 

'What do Hindus believe God is like?'


 In RE, we have been exploring the different Hindu deities and what each God symbolises. It was very interesting to see what is included in a puja tray (worship tray) and how Hindus worship God at home. We learnt about Lord Ganesh who has an elephant head and is one of the most popular Hindu deities. Can you identify what each God symbolises? 

Safer Internet Day

It was Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 7th of February and the theme this year is 'Want to Talk About It?'. We developed our understanding of the importance of staying safe online and completed a range of activities to achieve this. 

As part of our history topic ‘Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots’ , we read the story of Beowulf. We then drew illustrations to make a comic strip of the story.

This term Year 3/4 have been taking inspiration from Pieter Bruegel's painting Hunters in the Snow to create our own versions in the medium of collage.

In science Year 3/4 have been exploring sound. How it is created, how it travels through different mediums and how we can change and measure sound.

This term we have really enjoyed creating projects on 'Scratch' as a part of our 'Sequencing sounds' unit. Take a look at a few of our final projects and don't forget to turn up the volume! smiley


Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video

Anglo-Saxon Day


As part of our history topic on Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots, we had a fantastic day with Historic Workshops! We had the opportunity to:

- see some amazing Anglo-Saxon artefacts;

- find out about 'The Witan' (how Anglo-Saxon kings made decisions);

- play Anglo-Saxon games

- discover Anglo-Saxon battle tactics



Commando Joe's - Nellie Bly

We have been learning about the explorer Nellie Bly in Commando Joe's.

She travelled around the world in 72 days, which was a world record at the time.

Mission 1 - we built a map of the world#

Mission2 - we constructed bridges (inspired by Tower Bridge)

Mission 3 - we designed and built towers (inspired by the Eiffel Tower) 

Mission 4 -  we de-coded messages with hieroglyphics.

Mission 5 - we transported water across the Sahara Desert.

During Spring 2023, we are reading The Lion, The Witch and The wardrobe (by C.S. Lewis) as part of our English lessons.

Take a look at some of our amazing immersive displays and other displays related to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Mr Tumnus feels very guilty about what he was going to do to Lucy for The White Witch. He has written an apology letter to her. Have a look at what he has written/ Will Lucy forgive him???

We have been writing descriptions (from Lucy's perspective) as she enters the wardrobe and Narnia.

Autumn Term 2022

Look at some of the exciting things we have been doing in years 3 and 4 during the 1st half of Autumn term

Year 3/4 loved exploring the medium of charcoal. We drew fossils, rocks and cave art. We even made 3D caves and brought them to life with atmospheric torchlight!

African Drums workshop - Tuesday 4th October 


Still image for this video

PE and Commando Joe's

Macmillan coffee morning - we raised over £200!

Maths workshop for parents - Wednesday 28th September 2022


During the maths workshop for years 3 and 4 parents, we went through examples of some of the activities we do during maths lessons:


Times Tables Rock Stars

Power Maths work in text books (whole class) and Power Maths work in practice books (individual / paired / group work)