Summer 1 2024 

Welcome to St. Michael's class page!

A warm welcome to our class page where you will be able to find out what we will be learning each term, pictures of what we have been doing and key information we would like to share. 

Parents, please do feel free always to message me on Dojo if you have any queries, or to catch me at pick up. 

Class Teacher

Miss van Hasselt

Teaching Assistant- Miss Timms and Mrs Cooper 



Homework is now handed in on Mondays, and given out on Wednesdays. 

Our Class Saint

Our class is named after St. Michael the Archangel and warrior saint.  St.Michael helps us to make the right choices. He helps us when we have to make a hard decision or when we are tempted to do wrong. St. Michael is a protector and defender of the Church. He is there to protect us- physically, emotionally, or spiritually - he is at our side.  

What we will be learning this term

Religious Education

This term we will be exploring:

Easter – the children will learn about the Story of Easter through the Story of Emmaus and the Story of Breakfast at the Shore. We will explore how the Apostles became aware of the Risen Christ in these events. 

Pentecost – We will explore the gift of the Holy Spirit and the change it brought to the Apostles. We will think about the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments the Church celebrates. 

The Eucharist – Children will begin our unit on The Eucharist, learning about why it is such an important celebration in the life and worship of Catholic Christians. 



This term we will be looking at the The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes.

Children will explore the text in its historical context and discuss the themes and imagery within. They will explore a range of grammatical concepts including dialogue to create inference about a character, a variety of noun phrases to create description, character comparisons using conjunctions, personification and prepositions to describe a setting. Children will write a range of diary entries, letters, character comparisons, setting descriptions and finish by writing their own evacuation narrative. 

The children will also explore The Story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland-Peck, building up to writing their own biographies of Tutankhamun. 


We are continuing our work on fractions. We'll learn about the unit and non-unit fractions, how to partition a mixed number, how to compare and order non-unit fractions, how to put fractions on a number line, understanding improper fractions, and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. 

Later in the term we will be looking at decimals, exploring tenths and hundredths as decimals, and learning about the practical use of decimals in money. We'll explore adding and subtracting money, converting pounds and pence, and calculating with money. 

We will also focus on doing arithmetic, exploring different informal and formal methods to solve the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and practising our times tables. 


Living things and their habitats 

This half term we will be looking at living things and their habitats. 

We will learn how to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. We will explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. 


Our topic question this half term is what are rivers and how are they used? 

During our topic the children will be exploring how the water cycle works. They will learn how a river is formed, and be able to recognise the features and courses of a river. They will examine where rivers are in the world, naming and locating some of the world's longest rivers. They'll learn how rivers are used, and be able to identify human and physical features of a local river on a map. 

                                                         PE and Summer Term

         Our PE days will be Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Please come into school in your School PE Kit and make sure you have your full school uniform PE Kit. 



                                       Useful Documents for Year 3 and 4 

Useful websites – Year 3 and 4


ICT Games website - English games

Oxford Owl - Reading and Maths

BBC Bitesize KS2

CrickWeb - English games

Topmarks website - English games

Everyschool website - all areas of English

Books online

 English 4 Kids - printable worksheets

Fun English Games Website - games and printables

The School Run website - information and printables about KS2 English

Spelling Shed 

Rising Stars 



Timestables  -

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths

Family Learning website - place value

Crickweb website - maths games

Primary Games website – Maths

Cool Maths website - games and printables

Mad4Maths - tips on how maths is taught

Mathszone - actvities and games

Maths playground - games and activities

Maths Champs - online games

DLTK Maths - printable activities

Topmarks Maths Games 

Maths is fun - printable worksheets

White Rose Maths- Workbooks-

White Rose Maths Videos – How to-

Other Subjects

Family Learning website - internet safety

Think U Know website - esafety ages 8-10

BBC Skillswise - English and Maths for adults

BBC Schools website - links to all subjects

Education Quizzes - all subjects

Woodlands Junior School - information and links for all subjects

Funology website - games, crafts, cooking

How Stuff Works Website - information about science, technology and history

BBC Primary French

BBC Newsround - current events for children

Childline - Bullying pages

Age related expectations for Year 3

Age related expectations for Year 4