Autumn 2020

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 Teachers

Mrs Commins- Monday- Wednesday(a.m)

Mrs Tassell- Wednesday (p.m) - Friday 

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

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 half term 2020?

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

We can't wait to get started after (for some us) a long break away from school. 

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.....


The children will be learning to identify the Moon as a natural satellite which orbits our planet. They will learn about the geography of the Moon and all its features. They will be able to describe the phases of the Moon and the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun and moon. Finally they will find out all about why humans wanted to explore the Moon, facts about the life of an astronaut in space and the space race. 



Religious Education 

This half term we will be learning about the story of Creation and how we are made in the image and likeness of God.  We will be exploring how we are all unique and each have special gifts and talents to share. We will be learning how important diversity is in the world and how important each one of us is.  We will be looking at the Old Testament and Abraham's Sacrifice.  We will also be learning about Mary, Mother of God- the patron of our school.

Science- Light and Dark

We have lots of budding scientists in Year 3 and 4 and this half term we will be exploring 'Light and Dark- Shadows'.  How far can you throw your shadow? We will also be linking our Science learning to the book "Orion and the Dark" by Emma Yarlett. We will be conducting a shadow stick experiment, mirror investigation, making periscopes and learning how reflective surfaces can keep us safe at night. 


Foundation Subjects

We will also be learning French, Music, Art and Design and Technology this term. Music and French will be taught weekly on their own.  

Our Art Design and Technology are linked to our core subjects in the curriculum.  We will be learning how to sketch and use different media and material in art and how to plan and create purposeful designs in D&T. 



 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 fun and practical way of consolidating basic skills through The Times Tables Rock Stars, and Spelling Shed websites . Weekly maths sheets, linked to recent learning will come home on Wednesdays   and should be returned 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

         We will be learning Fitness on Tuesday afternoons and  Netball on Friday afternoons. 

Please come into school in your School PE Kit and make sure you have warm joggers and a jumper as we will most likely be outside


Age related expectations for Year 3

Age related expectations for Year 4