Wood Farm Primary School

 

Years 3 and 4

Welcome to Years 3 and 4!

In Lower Key Stage 2, we are always working hard to achieve our goals and discover new things. We love finding out about places and people around the world and work together to 'see further'. Adults and children challenge themselves to be the best learners that they can be, practising important skills such as perseverance and team work. Within this phase adults really want children to be able to build on their basic life skills including cooking and textiles. We are building our musical skills as well and learning to play a range of instruments such as the recorder, tenor horn and trumpet. We enjoy celebrating our successes and feel proud of what we can achieve!

We are keen to involve parents and carers in as many ways as possible and throughout the year there will be various opportunities for us to share the children’s learning with you.


In year 3 we have Dragonflies class taught by Miss Parry and Mrs Williams and Hedgehogs class taught by Miss Constantinescu and Miss Ruiz. In year 4 we have Owls class taught by Miss Morris and Miss Kir, and Otters class taught by Miss Werrell and Miss Bull.  Mrs Wilson teaches reading to children in our part of the school, and Mrs Mackowska and Mr Jenkins work with children across our classes to support them with their learning.

In our part of the school children get the chance to go on a residential trip and stay overnight at Hill End Camp. Children take part in different activities like orienteering, minibeast hunting and team building, taking advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting. We sing songs and toast marshmallows around the campfire in the evening with Mrs Neal and use our torches on a night time walk! Children also get the chance to use some of the amazing facilities at Hill End, such as the sound garden and wartime shelter.

                

We enjoy taking our learning outside whenever we can:

          

         

We worked hard on a community project based on our school song, We Stand Tall! We persuaded members of the community such as teachers, parents, fire fighters, police officers and many other groups to take part and sing on a recording of the song. We loved being able to bring different people together, celebrating those that make up our community. Check out our video here:

During a whole school project about Guy Fawkes, we worked with our partner school in South Africa to learn about the infamous events of 5th November 1605. The children in Years 3 and 4 created a re-enactment which was captured on video. The finished film, alongside an exhibition of children's work, was premiered at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and can still be enjoyed here: