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Holly Grove Primary Academy

Year 3/4

Year 3/4 Team 

Mrs Bennett Teacher/Team Lead/SENCo
Mrs Carson Teacher
Mrs Sutton Teacher (part time)
Mrs Whiting Teacher (part time)
Mrs Andrews Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hickman Teaching Assistant
Mrs Spencer PP Champion/Teaching Assistant

This Year's Information 2023 - 2024

NEW summer 2 timetables

Newsletter Y3/4 Summer 1

Y3/4 two year cycle

YR 3 & 4 Induction 2023


Summer 2

All of us at Holly Grove hope you have had a wonderful half term and we are delighted to be back into the swing of things with our outstanding children. 

Our new term brings with it new topics. In Maths, we have begun our unit of fractions, decimals and money. Year 4 are taking their Multiplication Check during the first couple of weeks so please make sure that you are practising. For our Mental Maths, we get a little competitive – all in good sport – with our Times Tables Rockstars and it is amazing to see so many fantastic learners logging in.

In English, we will be taking part in a whole school celebration of Shakespeare, Y3/4 will be reading A Midsummer Night's Dream, very different from our work on Macbeth last term.

In Geography, we have started a new unit on Countries of the World where we are beginning to find out about the continents and countries, using maps and identifying human and physical geographical features.

In Science, we are investigating Health and Movement including looking at nutrition, a balanced diet, skeletons and muscles we will be doing some fantastic experiments to help us see these in action.

A few reminders -

Pencil cases are NOT needed in Y3/4, we will provide all writing essentials.

Dinner time is a choice between hot dinners, paid for through Parentpay or a lunchbox from home. If you believe you are entitled to Free School Meals please contact the school office.

Children are dropped off by 8.40 and the end of the day, 3.20, children can be collected from the KS2 playground.

P.E Day

In Year 3 and 4, our P.E day is on a Friday. Children need to come to school in their P.E kits (shorts and green or dark t-shirt/dark joggers, hoody and trainers) and they will not need to wear their school uniform on this day. 


Weekly homework will consist of reading 5 times a week, the diary needs to be signed after every read alongside Timetable Rockstars and maths games - these are emailed out half termly but a link can be found below.

The children will earn awards for reading at least five times a week including being able to take home the Reading Rabbit, any reading can be recorded in the diary, not just school books.

As learning the times tables is very important in Year 3/4,  practising these at home will be beneficial to your child's learning. Using Times Table Rockstars to practise your child's times tables is a fun and engaging way to consolidate their learning. 

Year 4 Times Table Check

During the summer term, Year 4 will take part in the national electronic times table check. In this test, children will answer assorted, random times table questions up to 12 x 12 with 6 seconds given for each answer. Practise in school and at home is essential, below you will see a link to a website which may be useful, other practise sites are available. If you have any questions please et in touch.

Year 4 Times Table Check Follow the link below for information and practise for this summer's check.

Maths Homework Follow the link to access activities linked to our work in school. Simply select your year group and term.

Helping your child at home

Useful Information

National Curriculum Y3-4 Spelling Word List

Dojo Points and Prizes

Dojo Points and Prizes


Year 3/4 calendar dates

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