Year 3/4 Owls 2021 - 2022
Year 3/4 Owls
Welcome to Year 3/4 Owl’s class page!
Mrs Whitehead teaches Owls from Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings. Then, Miss Chong takes over for the rest of the week!
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Murphy who is full time in class.
Please follow our school twitter page @AbingdonPrimary to see updates of exciting things going on in our class. This is where you will find photos and videos of the lovely things your children are doing at school!
This term we will be having PE on a Thursday and a Friday. Please can the children come to school in their kit in on those days. PE kit is white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms.
At Abingdon we follow a creative curriculum. This is split into 2 cycles. Cycle A and Cycle B. Due to 3/4 Owls 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
Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle B
Currently we are following Cycle A.
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.
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.
A focus on Ancient Egypt and Egyptians, the geographical features of Egypt including a study of rivers and the use of the River Nile. We had a fantastic visit from Mr Egypt who kickstarted our new topic!
The children are expected to learn their times tables. We will help them do this in school but they are also expected to practise at home. They can use Times Table Rock Stars at home and in school to help them. Times tables are especially important for those children in Year 4 who will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check after May half term. .
In school we will be teaching the children strategies to help them with spellings.
These are the spellings that the children are expected to read and write by the end of Year 4
The children will also be sent home a list of spellings to learn each week. Spelling test is on Monday.
Here are some useful websites that you can use with your child to support their learning and have fun together!
Modern Foreign Languages
This year we have a new programme to help us learn Spanish called Languagenut. It has lots of fun games and activities to play. So hopefully we'll be fluent by the end of the year!
We have many ways to reward the children in Owls:-
- Recognition Board
- Postcards home
- Certificates in assembly
- Collecting pompoms for a class reward such as extra playtime, mindful colouring, free choice, games.
If you want to contact us, you can do so via dojo or email
We use Class Dojos to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. Please sign up to class dojo if you haven’t yet as it is a really effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
Important dates to remember:
Spring 1: Children return Thursday 6th January
Half term Monday 14th - Friday 18th February
INSET DAY Monday 21st February
Spring 2: Children return Tuesday 22nd February
Easter break Monday 4th April - Monday 18th April
Summer 1: Children return Tuesday 19th April
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May
Whit half term Monday 30th May - Friday 10th June
Summer 2: Children return Monday 13th June
Break up for Summer Tuesday 26th July
Newsletters - see link at the bottom of the page
Summer Home work - See link at the bottom of the page
Multiplication Test letter - See link at the bottom of the page
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