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Highfields Primary School

Years 3 and 4

 Welcome to Year 3 and 4 at Highfields Primary School


If you need to see your child's teacher, please make an appointment at the school office or send a message via Class Dojo.

The Year 3/4 team

Miss Wilkinson - Cello Class Teacher (Year 3)

Mr Smith - Trumpet Class Teacher (Year 3/4)

Mrs Yates - Trombone Class Teacher (Year 4)

Miss Lee – Cello Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs B Mills – Trumpet Class Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sams - Trombone Class Teacher

Miss Wright - Cello Class Teaching Assistant

Miss Snook – Trumpet Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cullum - Trombone Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Amoss - Cello Class Teaching Assistant

Miss Dobner - Trumpet Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gray - Trombone Class Teaching Assistant



Mrs Miles - Trombone Class Teaching Assistant


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 1.10pm.

● The school day ends at 3.15pm for Year 3/4 as of September 2023.

Saxon Day Friday 15th March 2024

Year 3 and 4 class information booklet 2023-24

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC).

In June 2024, year 4 will take The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, (with a particular focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables), which is essential for future success in mathematics. It also helps identify if your child needs additional support.

Please find some information on the MTC, and some links to websites or resources that can support you and your child, below.


  • TTRS Parent Guide


A TTRS parent’s guide is also uploaded below for your information. Children are welcomed to practise at home in addition to the opportunities they are given in school. TTRS recommend a “little and often” approach: 3 minutes practice a day, 4 or 5 times a week is a good target.

The Standards & Testing Agency information video:

Helpful documents for the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

Curriculum Information


For curriculum information, please see below

Reading at Home- A Guide for Year 3&4

Year 3 and 4 in Action