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Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Year 3-4!

Meet the Staff

Mrs Catalano - Class Teacher

Mrs Harvey-Oates - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hall - Teaching Assistant 1:1

Our Class Saint

Saint Kevin of Glendalough

During our transition sessions in July, Year 3 and 4 chose Kevin of Glendalough to be their class Saint. They chose him because he was a very brave man and spoke so beautifully about Jesus that others became Christians.

He lived as a hermit for seven years wearing only animal skins, sleeping on stones, and eating very sparingly. He went barefoot and spent his time in prayer. Kevin was born to nobility in Ireland, and known there as “Cóemgen,” which means “gentle one.”

We will draw inspiration from how our class saint lived out some of the Catholic Social Teaching Principles and use it as a good model for our own lives.


A prayer for St Kevin

Lord, in your Abbot Kevin, You gave an example of the gospel lived to perfection. Help us follow in him by keeping before us the things of heaven, amid all the changes in this world. Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with and the Holy Spirit, One God, For ever and ever.


Feast Day - Friday 24th March. We will celebrate this in school on Thursday 6th June.


Summer 1

Class Text

"Why the Whales Came" - Michael Morpurgo

Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. Themes around the book are trust, friendship, compassion, resilience. Setting is a remote island around the time of World War One. English lessons will be centered around this text with a strong focus on vocabulary.




Children will know that the Ascension reminds Christians of the promise of Christ to remain always with them. Children will be able to recall parts of the Resurrection story from some of the Gospels.


Gospel, Easter, Thomas, disciple, Mary

Magdalene, Ascension.





In this unit the children will study the story of Pentecost and identify the effects that it had upon the disciples. They will learn about the missionary activity of the Apostles and

some prayers of the Holy Spirit.


Pentecost, Holy Spirit, Acts of the Apostles,

languages, Holy Orders, Oil of Chrism,

Baptism, Confirmation.



  • Daily Maths and Literacy set each day- Monday to Friday
  • Maths or English as well as one appropriate foundation subject will be handed out on a Thursday and should be completed and handed in on the following Monday.
  • Times tables are completed daily and tested on a Friday- The children can win prizes for outstanding results as a result of hard work!



In the garden try to run over a long distance

Sprint over a short distance

Throw in different ways

Hit a target

Jump in different ways

Use your maths skills by timing yourself and try to improve it each time!!

Please ensure children have the correct P.E for indoor and outdoor lessons (school t-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers). Ideally children should keep their P.E kit in school Monday to Friday.                         

     Please ensure that all PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Year 3/4 P.E. at Home
For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Summer 1 please see the information sheet below.
Collegiate Dictionary KS2

Ideas for books to be experienced.

Aesop’s Fables

Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling

Alice Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie                                               

Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White

The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

My Dad’s a Birdman – David Almond

Bill’s New Frock – Anne Fine

Alice Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

How the Whale Became – Ted Hughes

Christophe’s Story – Nikki Cornwell

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – Jon Steptoe

The Princess and the White Bear King – Tanya Robyn Batt

Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren

The Wolf’s Footprint – Susan Price

Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf – David Almond

The Dancing Bear – Michael Murpurgo

The Ice Palace – Robert Swindells

The Tin Forest – Helen Ward

The Journey – Francesca Sanna

Emil and the Detectives – Erich Kastner

Fly, Eagle, Fly Chistopher Gregowski

The Snow Leopard – Jackie Morris                                           

Falling Angels – Colin Thompson

Mary Poppins - P L Travers

Bluebird – Bob Staake

The Matchbox Diary – Paul Fleischmann

Cloud Tea Monkeys – Mal Peet

Once Upon an Ordinary School Day – Colin McNaughton

The Borrowers – Mary Norton

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis

The Iron Man - Ted Hughes

The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore – W E Joyce

Varmits – Helen Ward

Krindlekrax – Philip Ridley

Noah Barleywater Runs Away – John Boyne

The Dancing Bear – Michael Morpurgo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate Di Camillo

Fox – Margaret Wild

Goth Girl – Chris Ridell

Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Princess and the White Bear King – Tanya Robyn Batt

Firebird – Saviour Pirotta

Useful Websites

  • Dynamo
    Lots of fun activities to do at home.