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Hazel Class - Years 3 & 4


Mrs Snelling

Teaching Assistant

Monday - Wednesday Mrs Evans

Thursday - Friday Mrs Salaman

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Term 6 - We are Artists

This term our topic is We are artists. We will be reading the story 'Katie and the Starry Night' by James Mayhew.

We will use the text to dive into the world of Art, focusing on Vincent Van Gogh and his famous paintings including Starry Night.

In Maths this term we will be continuing to look at Fractions before Year 3 will move on to Time and Year 4 will finish looking at Decimals before they too start to look at Time and Money.

In English, we shall be using our Art topic to help us write a biography before we move on to writing our own poetry based on famous paintings. We will be using The Magic Box by Kit Wright to help us. 

Our Class Text is Race to the Frozen North. Once we have finished this the children will be voting for a new class text.

Other other topics this term are:

  • RE:  How and why do people try to make the world a better place?
  • RSHE: Changing Me
  • Science: Electricity               
  • Computing: Simulations and Graphing

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 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 Cricket with an external cricket Coach and Tennis/Athletics with Mrs Douch.

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 Year 3 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. 

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 an activity will be sent home on a Thursday to consolidate the children's learning in class.  This needs to be completed and brought back to school the following Wednesday   It will be marked and returned to the children that week. A copy of the homework sheet /information will be posted on the homework tab and available as a paper copy in class.

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. This information will be available on the homework tab.

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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