Welcome back to Term Four

Year 3/4 – Willow Class

Class Information

Year 3/4 Class Teacher: Miss Johnson

Year 3/4 Higher Level Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gardner

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Welcome to Willow Class (Year 3)

Hello and welcome to Willow Class,

The teacher in our class is Miss Johnson, we have Mrs Gardiner and Mrs Jenner as our teaching assistants in class. We are also very lucky to have Honey, our dog mentor in Willow class.

We have had an exciting start to year three, starting off with our WOW opener school trip to Heathside Park for our “Mighty Metals” topic. Our activities at the park allowed us to explore the different forces and magnetism. This work was a great start for the activities we have continued in class and we have had fun exploring how magnetics can attract/repel each other and using these to create our own magnet games.  

Our VIPERS story this term is “Iron Man” by Ted Hughes which we are all enjoying and each week we anticipate what may happen next. Our PE sessions are on Wednesdays and this term our focus is on hockey. We are very competitive and have enjoyed learning how to accurately pass the ball to each other and a few important safety rules! 

Lastly, we ensure to follow the national curriculum for the primary curriculum in England for programmes of study and attainment targets for KS2.

We look forward to welcoming you into Willow Class!


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually seeing the structure of the day ahead.

Willow Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

Our learning this year will be based on the topics below and will change accordingly each term. Parents will receive a Topic Web and ‘Did You Know’ at the start of each term informing them about what the children will be learning. This will also be available below to download.

At Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School, we have introduced ‘100 Things Before I Leave Horton Kirby Primary, this helps to give children the opportunity to tick off big items throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities KS1 get to complete include:

#7 Learn to swim
#16 Build a shelter
#19 Try new foods
#28 Take part in drama performances
#29 Recognise and celebrate religious festivals
#30 Chinese New Year Dance Workshop
#31 Black History Month
#34 Attend a book fair
#35 Meet a real-life author
#43 Attend a summer fete
#47 Take part in Sports Day activities
#53 Make a video
#58 Go to the park (Heathside)
#61 Collect conkers
#76 Enjoy a meal with Mum/Dad/Carers for Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
#84 Learn another language
#100 Become a historical figure – Viking, Stone Age, Tudor, etc.

More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages

Home Learning

Each term, pupils will be given the opportunity to enhance their learning through extra research regarding their topic. The downloads below will be updated each term to help pupils expand their knowledge and reinforce their learning from class.

Home Learning Ideas (Term 1 - Mighty Metals)
Home Learning Ideas (Term 2 - Tribal Tales)
Home Learning Ideas (Term 3 - Potions)
Home Learning Ideas (Term 3 - Gods and Mortals)

Useful Parent Resources in Year 3/4

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.