Autumn 2023

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. 

Class Teacher

Miss van Hasselt

Teaching Assistant- Miss Timms

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 the different groups to which they belong. Through the theme of belonging they will study the Sacrament of Baptism as a Sacrament of Belonging to the Church. They will also learn how Catholics celebrate their belonging to the Family of God through the Celebration of Mass.  

We will also be learning about Christ's teaching on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 


This term we will be exploring the themes of magic and wonder, through the book Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister. 

We will be writing a persuasive poster, a setting description and dialogue, building towards writing our own fantasy narrative. 

We will also be looking at the book The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers. We will be writing our own character descriptions, building up towards writing our own version 'dilemma narrative'. 


Scientific Enquiry 

This half term we will be looking at how to be a scientist, following the process of scientific enquiry. 

We will be making a solar oven, record our results, investigate writing a method and carry out a practical test for cleaning coins, and look at fair testing using controls and variables when making a cake. 


Our topic question this half term is Who Lives in Antarctica? 

We'll explore latitude and longitude, climate zones, the physical features of Antarctica, investigating Shackleton, and plan and go on an expedition around the school.  

                                                         PE and Autumn 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