Years 3/4

Welcome To Years 3/4!


In Year 3/4, we work hard, challenge ourselves and learn from each other! We have two mixed Year 3 and Year 4 classes: Maple Class and Holly Class.


Our teachers are:

Miss H. Webb

Mrs A. Davies


Our support staff are:

Mrs K. Winkley

Mr G. Smith

Mrs C. Parsons




  • We hope that you are staying safe at home and enjoying some quality time together. 
  • Please keep your eyes peeled as we update work on the website regularly.
  • Don't forget the extra activities at the bottom of the page as well!
  • Take a picture of any work that you are proud of and post it on the class blogs
  • Ask an adult at home to post it on our Twitter page: @northleighcofe




Please find below:

  • Year 3 and 4 English work packs (from CLPE, for BOTH year groups) for Week 14: the week beginning 13th July
  • Year 3 English and Maths work packs (from Hamilton) for Week 14: the week beginning 13th July 
  • Year 4 English and Maths work packs (from Hamilton) for Week 14: the week beginning 13th July
  • Science topic work 
  • RE work 
  • Other fun stuff to do at home!
  • Please also see the 'Support for Learning' part of the 'Parents' section of the website
  • For some recent previous work packs, please see the 'Archive' section


Note: For this final week of term (week 14; week beginning 13th July), Classroom Secrets are not providing their normal work packs. Therefore, we have reverted to the Hamilton packs we shared with you for the first five weeks of the school closure, as families will be familiar with those.



The Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy website has been set up to support schools and families with home learning. If you fancy a change to the learning packs we are uploading each week, feel free to have a look at the website and do the lessons for the relevant year group there. Remember: any and all home learning you do is valuable. 


PARENTS: As always, please make sure that you are happy with your children viewing any external links in the resources below before allowing them access. 


Pssst! It's not just Maths and English...

...we are adding new links and ideas all the time, so don't forget to scroll down to the bottom regularly! 

For example...

scroll down to find a brilliant Covid-19 time capsule and a lockdown diary to fill in, from illustrator Stephen McCarthy. Also why not have a go at some of the 40 book-based ideas.


Also see the Extra Science Links section for some amazing science and engineering based challenge cards!



YEAR 3 and 4 ENGLISH challenge for week beginning 13th July (Week 14)
Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister: CLICK THE LINK BELOW.    There are 5 sections listed: Explore, Illustrate, Talk, Imagine, Create). You could either try doing the activities from one section each day, or you could do one or two from all of them each day - it's up to you! Remember that when you've finished some of the activities, you can also add to your class blog on Purple Mash, and you could ask an adult to Tweet your work to @northleighcofe
Year 3 English for week beginning 13th July (Week 14)
Year 3 Maths for week beginning 13th July (Week 14)

Friday's Maths for Year 3 for 10.7.20:

Year 4 English & Maths for week beginning 13th July (Week 14)



Have a look at BBC Bitesize too - some great videos especially! Click below

More maths for Years 3 and 4!

Home Learning - Recommended Maths List

Mathematical art

Art is everywhere in our world and a lot of the time is connected to maths, although you might not always see it that way. 

Your challenge is to find, or create, some mathematical art! I have added some examples below, but what I mean by mathematical art is art which uses:

  • pattern
  • symmetry
  • angles
  • geometric shape
  • translations

....etc! This list is not exhaustive! 

You might want to take an existing famous artwork and rework it to make it mathematical, or you might want to take one of the mathematical concepts above (or any other!) and think about how you can use art to explore it. 

We would love to see what you come up with! 










More English for Years 3 and 4!

Science for Years 3 and 4:


This half term we are going to:

  •  investigate how different sounds are made
  •  understand that sounds are made when objects vibrate
  • listen to and discuss the music of the celebrated rhythm band “Stomp

Lesson 4 - wc29.6.20 - Pump up the volume!

The band is trying to create a new piece of music that tells the story of a battle that happened long ago. Can you help by creating a marching rhythm that gets louder as the army advances and then gets quieter and fades away as the army retreats into the distance? You will need to discover the science behind changes in volume.


Planning and Activities

You will be able to:

  • Explore how you can vary the volume of a sound.
  • Explain changes of volume/loudness in terms of energy and strength of vibration.


  1. Explore how to play a repeated rhythm and change the volume up and down (Yrs3&4).
  2. Explain the changes of volume in terms of energy (Yr3) and strength of vibration (Yr4).


You Will Need (see below***)

  • The PowerPoint slideshow for this session - this is the main teaching content for this lesson
  • The Resource Sheets for Children - children will use these after they have seen the PowerPoint.
  • Teachers’ Notes - read up for lesson explanation and background, plus a useful weblink.


Additional Resources

  • A variety of everyday objects which can be used to make a drum for repeated rhythms, e.g. tubs, tins, cardboard boxes (taped around the outside to keep them in shape), saucepans, crisp tubes etc. and for beaters: wooden/metal spoons, paint brushes and pens/pencils etc.
  • Dried peas, lentils, pasta shapes or beads and plastic bottles to make shakers


Further Investigation
The band want to include some instruments that can play notes of different pitch. Can you investigate different sized pipes, sticks, tubs and rubber bands to find out what happens to the pitch of the note?
Year 3 - Place a given set of “instruments” in order of pitch and explain what you notice.
Year 4 - Explain the link between pitch and size/length of a vibrating object.


Loudness, volume, vibrations, strength, energy, rhythm, stronger, weaker, sound waves


***Here are the resources for this lesson (wc29.6.20):

Lesson 3 - wc22.6.20 - "I'm all ears!"



Dave and the band have been asked to play at the local primary school for Science Week as the theme is “Sound.” They need some activities and facts to get the children thinking about their ears as sound detectors. Can you help by doing a hearing investigation to compare different ears?


Science Objectives
i) Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating

ii) Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.


Working Scientifically

  1. Set up simple practical enquiries and comparative and fair tests.
  2. Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables.
  3. Use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.


Planning and Activities


  • Design and conduct a fair test to answer a scientific question.
  • Record results in tables and graphs.
  • Draw conclusions and raise further questions.



  1. Take part in an active quiz game to rehearse and extend learning on sound (Yrs3&4).
  2. Consider different animal ears as sound detectors and design a class investigation to compare hearing with bare ears, a cupped hand around your ear or a cardboard animal ear (Yrs3&4).
  3. Write notes on the investigation and findings (Yr4) use data to construct a bar graph (Yr3).
  4. Discuss findings and draw conclusions (Yrs3&4).


Investigation - exploring, analysing secondary sources
The band now needs you to find out how the audience will hear the sound when the vibrations reach their ears. Why are ears that shape? Do big ears hear better than small ears? Why do you have 2 ears? What happens to vibrations when they reach your ears? Try a carousel of activities.
Year 3 - Record results using annotated drawings on a scaffolded results sheet.
Year 4 - Find own ways to record results and try to explain findings in terms of scientific understanding.


Medium, transmit, ears, detect, vibration, vibrating, sound wave, energy, decibel, fair test, data, graph

*Here are the resources for this lesson (wc22.6.20):
Extra Science Links: 

This half term, we will be answering the question 


Why Do People Pray?


The previous lessons from this term's work can be found on the 'Archived home learning information other subjects' page. 

Lesson 6:

Week beginning 6th July

Prayer reflection

Please read through the information, questions and activities in the Powerpoint below. There is also a PDF that might help.

Lesson 7:

Week beginning 13th July

What have we learned? 

Please read through the information, questions and activities in the Powerpoint below. 



John Lewis have launched a competition to find a superhero teddy bear, and they need your help designing it. The winning teddy will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS. The competition entries need to be in by Friday May 8th, more information can be found if you follow the link below:

Try these - they are brilliant ways to record this time in history...!


PE from home! 


Please see below for some ideas to keep active while learning at home. 


Other fun things:

Why not try this art challenge that Mrs Hadley saw on Twitter? Recreate a famous work of art (or make your own!) using just clothes, bedsheets etc. If you like, email in a picture of your creations to the school office!


***30 Day Lego Challenge!***


Coronavirus book to share with your child:

Coronavirus. A book for children.

Fancy a brain break? Try this calming colouring.

Try this book-based activity...

Why not try creating an anti-boredom activity that would help keep people entertained during quarantine? Like a lock down board game!