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Hazel Class - Years 3 & 4


Mrs Snelling

Teaching Assistant

Monday - Tuesday Mrs Morgan

Wednesday - Friday Mrs Salaman

Individual Needs Assistant

Monday - Friday (mornings only) 

Mrs Woolger

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Term 2 - Where in the World are we? What is Frant all about?

This term our topic is What is Frant all about? We will be reading the story of  'The Wilderness Wars' by Julia Green.

We will use the text to explore what makes our local area special. We will be focusing on descriptive writing and persuasive letters; learning how to write to capture our audience and how to persuade Mr Boggin's not to build a pickled onion factory on the school field.

In Maths this term we will be continuing with Addition and Subtraction, learning how to add and subtract numbers using the formal written method and using number facts we already know, before moving on to Multiplication and Division.  

In our topic lessons we will be looking at Frant, and how the land use may have changed through the years, we will be learning to read and create maps and discovering how natural and man made features can change places over time.

Our Class Text is Podkin One Ear.

Other other topics this term are:

  • RE:  What do Hindu's believe God to be like?
  • RSHE: Celebrating differences.
  • Science: Plants.      
  • Computing: Stop-frame animation.
  • French: Numbers and Colours.

All other subjects (such as art, DT, etc) will be linked to our termly topic. 

This term our Christian value is:


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PE will be on Tuesdays and  Thursdays and the children will need to come into school on those days in their PE kit. If possible, please try to clean the kit between these days as the children are very active during their PE lessons.  

This term the children will be learning Hockey and Dance with Mrs Douch. Children will need to bring in gum shields and shin pads for their Hockey lessons.

Year 3 will be Swimming on Tuesdays this term. This will start week one. Acceptable swimwear is listed on our uniform page and hats are available from the office.

Mrs Douch will notify the children of the sport for the term via the school newsletter, so during the course of the year they may also need a gumshield and shin pads for certain lessons so it is useful if they are brought in on PE days too. 


For Maths homework, Mental Arithmetic books will be sent home every Thursday to be returned on Wednesday, with the expectation that the children complete part A&B of the page that we have worked on through the week - as well as going back to review any incorrect questions. A reminder of which section the children will be expected to complete will be written in their MA books. 

As well as the Mental Arithmetic books Year 4 children will be asked to practice for the multiplication check by completing practice sessions/games online.  A link to the practice sessions will be given to the children in their homework diaries. 

Spellings for the week will be introduced every Monday and will be checked the following Monday morning so the children need to practise their spellings at home so that they are prepared. Any spellings they have not quite mastered will be highlighted so they know which they still need to practise. A copy of the spellings will be posted weekly on the homework tab.

For English homework, Grammar books will be sent home every Thursday to be returned on Wednesday, with the expectation that the children complete the next page - as well as going back to review any incorrect questions. A reminder of which section the children will be expected to complete will be written in their Grammar books. 

There will also be topic homework set at the start of the term for the children to complete.  These will include a variety of different activities.  We will let the children know in week 1 what the topic homework will be and send home an information sheet. 

We expect the children to be reading at least 5 times a week. If your child is a free-reader, this can be done independently or with an adult, but will need to be recorded in homework diaries with the date, book title and a short summary of what has been read.  Children who are reading colour level books will still need to read daily with an adult at home. 


  • Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day.
  • Please send children to school wearing outerwear that is appropriate for the weather as we will always endeavour to be outside for playtime. 
  • Please make sure that hair below shoulder length is tied back using discrete hairbands in school colours. 
  • The children are not required to bring in any stationery from home as we will be providing all equipment that they may need. 
  • Fidget toys of any kind are not allowed unless given direct permission from Mrs Snelling, Miss McCarthy or Mrs Challis - please leave these at home. Children who are permitted to bring in fidget toys may bring in 1 small item that they must use appropriately.  This is to reduce distractions and disagreements within the classroom and on the playground. 
  • Please discourage children from bringing in anything that is not required. Our cloakroom is relatively small and with your help we can keep it tidy and ensure items do not become lost.
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A note from Mrs Snelling

If you have any questions at all then please do not hesitate to ask - or better yet, encourage your children to ask for you. As the children are now in Hazel we are trying to make them more independent and to provide them with the ability to problem solve and enquire for themselves.

However if you would like to speak to me directly then please e-mail the office on frantoffice@thewealdfederation.org to arrange an appointment.

Looking forward to a successful year - and thank you for your support.

Mrs Snelling

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