Year 3/4 Kites 2021 - 2022

Year 3/4 Kites

Class teacher : Mr Howe


Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wood and Mrs Hanif

Important Notes for parents

PE will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for the Summer term. Please can you ensure they have their PE kit on when entering school every Tuesday and Thursday morning. PE kit must be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps/trainers. 


Creative Curriculum

At Abingdon we follow a creative curriculum. This is split into 2 cycles. Cycle A and Cycle B. Due to 3/4 Kites being a mixed age class coverage of the entire year 3 and 4 curriculum is met over a 2 year period through completion of the 2 cycles. 

Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle A

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Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle B

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Currently we are following Cycle A.

Autumn Topic 



A focus on Ancient Greeks through inventions and ideas. A study of how the Ancient Greeks lived and what civilisation was like then. Links with the Olympics and also Ancient Greek artwork and pottery and the stories of the Greek Gods.



Spring Topic



A comparison between a European Country (Spain) and our local area (Stockport). We study the city of Barcelona in depth in this topic. It also involves a study of geographical features as well as culture, food, sport and art looking at and using the work of Picasso and Dali. 


Summer Topic

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A focus on Ancient Egypt and Egyptians, the geographical features of Egypt including a study of rivers and the use of the River Nile. A visit to Bolton Museum or Manchester Museum is also incorporated.







 Newsletters - Please see link at the bottom of the page

Summer Homework - Plese see link at the bottom of the page

Y4 timetable letter June  - Please see link at the bottom of the page

Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings

Below is a list of all spellings that all year 3/4 children should know how to read and write by the end of year 4. Please practice these where possible. All will be sent throughout the year as weekly spelling practice and repeated to store them to memory.

Useful websites


BBC Bitesize

Especially good at explaining concepts of all curriculum for all ages.


Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.


Creative computer programming

Timestable Rockstars 

Especially good improving timestables.


Learn languages with out school wide provider.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

Hour of code

Especially good computing for all ages

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes

Toy Theater

Educational online games


Especially good improving number related learning from a basic level.


In year 3/4 we opperate a whole class reward system, where as a whole we strive to earn an exciting reward. In our class we collect pom poms to fill a jar. Once full we enjoy a whole class reward together from our special wheel spinner, such as:

  • Baking
  • Movie and popcorn
  • Free fun time

Contact/Class Dojo

At Abingdon Primary we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.




Important dates to remember:

Children return Thursday 6th January  

Half term Friday 11th February

INSET DAY  Monday 21st February  

Children return Tuesday 22nd February

Half term Friday 1st April 

Children come back Tuesday 19th April

Bank Holiday  Monday 2nd May 

Break up for Whit Friday 27th May

Children return Monday 13th June

Break up for Summer Tuesday 26th July

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Abingdon Primary School

Abingdon Road, South Reddish
Stockport SK5 7ET

Joanne Murray

0161 480 4531

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