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Year 3 & 4

 

Year 3 and 4 offers a range of exciting, engaging and enriching curriculum topics where children are able to explore, create and become engaged in their learning. 

Year 3

3V
Class Teacher: Mr Vidler
Teaching Assistant: Miss Ransley

3D
Class Teacher: Miss Davis
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Foley

Year 4

4P
Class Teacher(s): Mr Pettett & Mr Clarke
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Chapman 

4B
Class Teacher: Miss Barrett
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cardwell & Mrs Pipe 

 

Here are some of the exciting topics that we cover during the Year.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Magic

Savage Stone Age

The Iron Man

Awesome Egypt

Victory!

Crime & Punishment

Click here to find our curriculum overview.

Magic


Year 3 & 4 start the year with a bang! Diving straight into Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the children explore the characters, creatures and events of the wizarding world. With a focus on design and technology and aiming to make their own Hogwarts badge, the children learn to critique current designs in order to design their own version. They then learn various types of stitch in including the running and backstitch. Once they have mastered these skills, they apply them in order to make their own final versions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savage Stone Age


In Term 2 the children go right back to the Stone Age! They read Stig of the Dump or Stone Age Boy and study the main changes to life during the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. They undertake an archaeological dig using real artefacts and are even lucky enough to have a visit from Richard at the local historical society. He shows them a number of different Stone Age artefacts that have been found in and around Sittingbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iron Man

The children continue learning about the development of human life through the Bronze and Iron Ages. Studying how life changed for humans during these important ages provide an interesting study into early life in Britain and the wider world. The children study The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This is an incredibly popular text and the children love reading the story of the extra-terrestrial robot!

 

Productions

During terms 3 & 4, the children of Year 3 & 4 will perform their productions. These last for approximately one hour and their subject will change year by year. This year, Year 4’s production is called Rock Bottom and provides a ‘punny’ look into early man. Year 3’s production is named Green Thing and looks at environmental issues in the modern world. 

 

Awesome Egypt

This is a fan favourite! Delving back into Ancient Egypt, the children learn about what made this ancient civilization so impressive. They learn about the importance of the River Nile to the development of Ancient Egypt and how the people used the annual flooding in order to build a society that set a benchmark for future world societies. The children will also be developing their artistic skills in order to create their own artwork in an Ancient Egyptian style. 

 

Age of Sail

During this topic, the children undertake a local history study of Chatham Historic Dockyard and Ridham Docks in Sittingbourne. They also take a wider look at coastal look around Kent and make comparisons with the wider world. During this term, the children visit Chatham Dockyard and even take a virtual tour of HMS Victory in Portsmouth. Not many people know that HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship, was actually built right her in Kent at Chatham Dockyard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crime & Punishment

During term 6 the children will be studying crime and punishment in Britain throughout history. This is a really fantastic topic and leads to some amazing discussions! Studying Black Powder and The Secret of Kitty Cask, the children take a look back at some famous faces from history. They study how crime and punishment has changed over time and create various pieces of fantastic artwork related to this. This topic culminates in a fascinating walk to one of our local pieces of history, the Milton Regis Court Hall museum. 

 

Multiplication Tables Check

This is the first year in which the Multiplication Tables Check becomes statutory. At the end of the year, the children in Year 4 will be undertaking a short, computer based test in which they will answer random times table questions up to 12 X 12. This will only last for approximately three minutes and the children will be very well prepared due to their use of the Times Tables Rockstars app, songs and other strategies that will be practised throughout the year.