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Puffins - Year 3 and 4

Welcome to Puffin Class!
We are a mixed year 3 and 4 class taught by Mrs. Palfrey. Our class teaching assistants are Mrs. Harris, Miss Treleaven and Mrs. Olver. 

In science we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. We will learn how animals are split into 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications. We will use and create classification keys to group, identify and name living things from the local habitat and beyond. This unit also introduces children to the idea that environments are subject to human-made and natural changes, and that these changes can have a significant impact on living things. Throughout the unit children work scientifically by gathering, recording and presenting information in different ways.


In geography we will be learning about water. We will be learning about the water cycle and we will be exploring the processes of evaporation and condensation through a range of practical activities. By considering water as a finite resource, the children will be introduced to the ideas of conservation and consider some of the issues surrounding supplying clean drinking water to a growing global population.


In art we will be learning about prehistoric art. We will be exploring a different style of art and techniques. We will be experimenting with charcoal, berries, leaves, homemade paints and more, children will get a sense of what it was like to create art thousands of years ago and why these pieces were created. 


Homework will be set on a Friday and will include weekly spellings and a learning task to be completed in the homework book. Spellings and K.I.R.F.S (Year 3 counting in 6s and Year 4 counting in 7s) will need to be learnt weekly.    

Additionally, children need to be reading frequently (ideally daily) and consolidating their mathematical skills on Times Table Rock Stars and Mathletics each week. 

We have PE lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr. Jones (our PE specialist) taking us on Thursdays.