Dear Parents,

The Years 3&4 classroom will be used to share all our English, Topic and Maths activities for home learning. The suggested timetable for activities will help you to guide the learning with your child at home and indicate the type of lessons which will be available on the different Google Classrooms. If they need any help with the work, they are more than welcome to contact me via Google Classroom, e-mail or even set up a Google Meet, but they need to be aware that I may not be able to reply instantly.

English and Topic:

With our cross-curricular learning approach, most of the work we cover in English is linked to our class topic for each half-term. Our new theme is ‘Fiesta Forever’ which is a topic focusing on Brazil, particularly the Amazon Rainforest, and carnivals.

Our topic lessons will be shared Tuesday-Friday in the classroom with Monday’s focus on Reading and Spelling .


On the timetable Reading has been suggested to take place on a Monday but this is something all children should be doing regularly at home. Each Monday in the Google Classroom I will be sharing reading texts and questions for children to answer according to their guided reading group (they will know which group they are in).


Just like in school, spellings will be tested on a Monday from next week. If children want to complete their spelling test in the usual way, with their friends, they can access the Spelling Shed Hive Code between 10:00-10:15 on a Monday morning. The game will begin at 10:15. If this time is not convenient for you, or you would prefer to test your child in your own way, that is not a problem.

New spelling lists will also be shared each Monday following the Spelling Shed test.


Maths activities will be shared on Monday which will include a lesson for each day of the week.

The work will involve either a video or an information presentation, followed by a worksheet or an online exercise. Each child should have an individual tracking sheet to complete so they know where they are up to each day. The tracking sheet should be ‘turned in’ at the end of each week. There are additional activities set which are mentioned at the bottom of their tracking sheet. The focus times tables for the Summer Term are the 7x and 9x tables.

The units of work for this half term are as follows:

Year 3 Topics:

Measurement: Money


Measurement: Time

Year 4 Topics:


Measurement: Money

Measurement: Time


Any practical activities and discussions linked to these topics will help further their understanding and application.


We will continue to study the modules outlined in the schools long term plans to ensure continuity moving forwards. We will finish our environmental topic first and then we will move onto the sound topic. Detailed information about what children should learn in science can be found here:

It's sound this term, which will mean opportunities for being quiet and very loud. Some activities for children to do will be shared on Google Classroom, which they all should have access to. They can contact me via e mail and share the activities they have enjoyed with me. I look forward to hearing from you all!


Children should go to the Distance Learning - ICT Year 3/4 Classroom. If they don;t have access to this then please E-mail me at sking@crosthwaiteprimary.net. I will set weekly work which I hope the children will complete, recognizing the strange situation we all find ourselves in!

The work will involve using Google CS First - this is a website which we have started using in class. The task will have videos to watch and tasks to complete in order to reach the goal. The website address is detailed in the Classroom.

Children have login details on laminated strips of paper or have stored them in Google Keep.

Any questions, then please ask.