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Highfields Primary School

Years 3 and 4

Welcome to year 3 and 4!


We hope that you had a wonderful Summer holiday packed full of fun and games.


Ms King - Skate Class Teacher

Miss Grant – Shrimp Class Teacher

Miss Wilkinson – Jellyfish Class Teacher

Mrs Cullum – Skate Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bruce – Shrimp Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss Lee – Jellyfish Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Eade - Skate Class Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss Dobner – Shrimp Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kenneison – Jellyfish Class Teaching Assistant

Miss Heath – Year 3/4 Teaching Assistant


Miss Wright – Jellyfish Class Teaching Assistant


If you need to see your child’s teacher, please make an appointment at the school office.



This Autumn term we will be starting a new topic called Our World.  This is an exciting time to learn about our amazing planet and an opportunity for the children to find out lots of interesting facts and discover what they would like to know about the world that we live in. 


As part of our guided reading programme, we are going to share a fabulous book called, 'Letters to the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll.  This engaging story is full of mystery and intrigue, set in world war two...  Read the overview from the book below, you will be hooked!


'This is all Olive can remember of the night her sister Sukie went missing.  With London unsafe,  Olive and her brother are evacuated to the Devonshire coast to stay with a mysterious lighthouse keeper.

There, Olive must solve a mystery of her own: a strange coded note, which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.'


What to expect in Year 3

Welcome to Year 3! In schools in England, Year 3 is for children 7–8 years old, and is the first year of Key Stage 2.  There will be less of a focus on phonics and more emphasis on understanding and learning spelling rules. In maths, your child will start to use the column method and will learn their 3, 4, and 8 times tables.



What to expect in Year 4

Congratulations! Your child is in Year 4. This can be a year which teaches nurture and encourage the feelings of independent thinking, learning and decision making. So just what can you expect if you have a child in Year 4?

They already know the routines for KS2; they have already realised that they have to do homework; they already understand that they are expected to learn a lot in a year; they can dress themselves (mostly!).



The school day 

● School begins at 8.40am. Children should come through their allocated entrance and walk straight into their classroom.

● Lessons start at 9am.

● Year 3/4 break is from 11am - 11.15am.

● Lunch takes place from 12.15pm and finishes at 1.15pm.

● The school day ends at 3.05pm for Year 3/4.

Reading at Home- A Guide for Year 3&4

Year 3 and 4 in Action

Year 3 and 4 class booklet 2020.21