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Puffins - Year 3 and 4

Welcome to Puffin Class!


Hello, my name is Mrs. Palfrey and I am Puffins class teacher!


Our teaching assistants are Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. Merchant, Mrs. Davies and Mr. Jones teaches us P.E. on a Thursday.


In English, we are exploring stories with familiar settings, comic strips and diary recounts.

In maths, we are looking at place value, addition and subtraction.

 In science our topic this term is ‘Forces and Magnets’. We will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate friction, by exploring the movement of a toy car over different surfaces. They will work in a hands-on way to identify magnetic materials. Furthermore, they will investigate the strength of different types of magnet. The children will have chance to explore the way magnetic poles can attract and repel in an exciting activity, making their own compass and using it to find hidden items. The children will use their understanding of magnetic attraction to design and create their own magnetic game. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.

Our geography unit is ‘Extreme Earth’. We will learn about the destructive powers of nature, from volcanoes and earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes. Through discussion and practical tasks, children will learn about how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the ways in which they affect people and the environment.

In music we will be learning to play the violin and we will be exploring our wild area during our Forest School sessions.

PSHE/RSE: Being Me in My World

R.E.: What do Christians learn from the creation story?

Homework will be set on a Friday and will include weekly spellings and an additional learning task. Spellings and K.I.R.F.S will need to be learnt weekly and the tasks completed and handed in by Friday of the following week at the latest.  

Additionally, children need to be reading frequently (ideally daily) and consolidating their mathematical skills on Times Table Rock Stars and Mathletics each week. Please have a look in the weekly home communication section for details of each week's homework.     

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards,


Mrs. Palfrey





Puffin Class Home-School Communications

Week beginning 3rd October 2022

School dinner week 1


Change library books

Open the Book assembly



Forest School - children need a change of clothes, top, jumper and shoes. 

 Flu immunisations - Reception to Year 6



 Violin lessons

ZOOM MEETING 5pm to meet the Barnardo's facilitators and to discuss the material and programme content of the workshops. The meeting will last for approximately 45 minutes. 



PPA afternoon. P.E. with Mr Jones- children need a Pensilva P.E. kit




Homework to be handed in.

Spelling test

Homework Set 30.9.22   

1) In homework book - Linked to our geography unit - All About Volcanoes worksheet. 

2) Key word reading and spelling practise - word lists in A4 homework book

3) Mathletics Y4 Put in Order 1

                    Y3 Ascending Order

Reading, reading, reading - all Puffins now have an AR reading book and a free choice library book.


Other information

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