We are developing a New Starters section under Parents - please keep checking here for updates if your child is due to start with us in September
Home Page

St John's CE Primary School

living, laughing, learning together

Y3/4 Jaguars

This academic year, Year 3 and Year 4 children will research and investigate The Ancient Greeks (Autumn), The Ancient Romans (Spring) and Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest (Summer) through their enquiry-led, topic-themed history and geography lessons.


Their English lessons will make use of many cross-curricular opportunities that link with these areas, as will a number of their maths lessons.


In science, areas of the curriculum that will be covered consist of ElectricitySoundStates of MatterAnimals (including Humans)Animals and their Habitats and Famous Scientists and Inventors.


The children will enjoy learning how to play the violin in their wider-opportunity music lessons, whilst Year 4 children will also develop their swimming and water safety skills in weekly pool sessions at Ripley Leisure Centre.


Thank you for visiting the Year 4 information page. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us on ClassDojo or pop in and catch us at the end of the school day!


Mr. Phillips, Mrs. Hewitt-Richards and Miss Warner

Year 3/4 Topics

Image result for ancient greece
Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Brazil and The Rainforest

Home Learning Work for Self-Isolating Families


Hello children and parents!


As a Year 3/4 team, we have gathered together some very useful website links, resources and ideas of activities for you to use at home to help with your learning whilst you are not able to attend school. 


Firstly, the staff at Twinkl have worked extremely hard to create ‘Home Learning Packs' for each year group and these can be used free-of-charge by adults and children at home. They can be downloaded from:


Additionally, please visit the following websites for further educational support:



READING  We suggest you read at least 3 times a week and continue to record this in your organiser alongside a short summary. This will still count towards any current reading challenges in school. If you were to do 10 minutes a day, your reading would continue to make good progress. Have a good search through the books you have at home and find examples that you think would be challenging. Don't forget that reading recipes and instructions for games are good chances for reading practice too. Other examples are comics, magazines, journals, newspapers and online blogs.


Inside the organiser, there are a small number of resources which can be used to help further develop the children's learning of shapes, spellings, times tables and many other things.


WRITING  Keep a daily diary, aiming to include your thoughts, emotions and feelings. Focus on the steps you have taken to keep active, entertain your family, how you have been keeping in touch with your friends and family, and what you are most enjoying about being at home.


Write an adventure story, thinking about your Mr. Benn story to guide and structure, and use how he travelled to faraway places in space and time to help. Where will your character take you? Who will they meet when they're there? What are the problems that they will have to solve? Once you have written it, you can then publish it by writing it out neatly or by printing it out and then illustrating it. Make a front and back cover and don't forget to write the author's name.


For spelling practice, please see the Year 3 ( and/or Year 4 ( areas on the Twinkl websites.


MATHS  Engage with the ‘Lesson’ and ‘Homework’ sections of the activities set on the MyMaths website ( This includes re-visiting both sections of tasks already set in order to consolidate learning from earlier in the year, and completing recently-set tasks focusing on area, perimeter, fractions and decimals. These are newer areas for the children and so it will be their first real engagement with them. Subsequently, they may find this work challenging so help may be required!


Times Table practice focusing on all times tables from 1x1 to 12x12 can still be completed on the TimesTables Rockstars website (


SCIENCE  Make an information pack about a famous scientist or inventor, either from ancient history, modern history or even from the modern day.


HISTORY  We have been looking at the Romans in class for history (and geography) so see what you can find out about the Roman army and Roman daily life relating to school, family life, work and play. For further ideas, please refer to the Spring Term homework sheet handed out after Christmas.


Stay healthy and stay happy  and thank you for visiting, reading and continuing with your education during this challenging time!