Autumn 2021

Welcome to St. Francis 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. 

Class Teacher

Mrs Tassell- Monday-Friday

Teaching Assistants- Mr Quinney, Mrs Manning

 Class Dojo is checked regularly so please feel free to contact us on Class Dojo if you have any queries or questions. 

Home Reading books will be changed once a week.  Please note down any pages that your child has read and sign your child's home reading journal at least 3 times a week. 

Our Class Saint

Our class is named after St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. He was born over 800 years ago in a little town in Italy. 

What will we be learning this Autumn 1 term 2021?

We have lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities this half term. 

We can't wait to get started and we're looking forward to seeing you all after the long break.

We teach on a 2 year rolling cycle and ensure that the experiences that the children have are rich and exciting; it is our aim for the children to experience both excellence and fun.

Please look at our Curriculum Overview to find out more.

We will be exploring.....

Plastic Oceans- Is the world in our hands?

The children will be finding out about the oceans and seas of the world and investigating what type of 

litter is washed up on our shores.  They will be looking at how we affect marine life in the oceans and 

that living things and the environment need protection. 



Religious Education 

This half term

The children will be learning about the Old Testament and the stories of Moses through to David.  

Science- What happens to the food we eat?

This half term we will be investigating what happens to the food we eat. The children will be looking at digestion and what happens to food

once we chew it and swallow it as well as looking at how our teeth work and how to look after them. 

                                                      What happens to my food? What does the small intestine do? Why is it important to look after my teeth?




 Home Learning

We hope that our homework activities act as a signpost to support your child's learning further at home; time spent consolidating key learning at home can support children with their progress and understanding.

In our Junior School,we try to take a fun and practical way of consolidating basic skills through KIRFs - Key instant recall facts for Maths and fun ways of achieving these and Reading. Weekly Maths activities linked to recent learning will come home on Wednesdays and should be returned/uploaded by the following Tuesday.

From time to time, additional research tasks may be set, but we will inform you of these through Class Dojo.


                                                                PE- Autumn Term

         Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays.  

Please come into school in your School PE Kit and make sure you have warm joggers and a school hoodie for cold days.  Please wear your summer PE kit and a hat for warmer days. 


Age related expectations for Year 3

Age related expectations for Year 4