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Hazel Class - Years 3 & 4


Mrs Snelling

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Comeau

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Term 6 - Nature Explorers

Using the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds the children will be exploring language, creating similes and metaphors to use in poetry before creating their own story based around the book.

For the second half of the term the children will be writing a non-chronological report about insects, this will link to their Nature Explorers topic and their art projects. 

In Maths this term the children will be finishing their Time topic before moving on to look at Shape and Statistics

Year 4 will continue to revise for their Mulitplication Check, which will take place over the first two weeks of term. 

The topic this term is Nature Explorers. This term is an art focus and the children will begin by creating art from nature, including making natural paints and effects and matching these to colour wheels. 

They will then do an in-depth insect study from which they will base their non-chronological report and create their own sculpture.

Our Class Text is The Creakers.

Other other topics this term are:

  • RE:  How and why do people mark significent events of life?
  • RSHE: Changing Me
  • Science: States of Matter    
  • Computing: Programming 
  • French: Holidays and Hobbies
  • Music: Romans

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 Cricket and Tennis 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 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 spelling overview is available 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 be no Topic homework this term but I would like to encourage the children to create an entry for the art competition which takes place this term. 

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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