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. Bowhay, Mrs. Merchant and Mr. Jones teaches us P.E. on a Thursday.


In English, we will be exploring poetry, looking a information and explanation texts linked to our science unit. 

In maths, we will be learning about measurement - length, perimeter, time and money. 

 This term in science we will be learning about plants. We will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to their classmates. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant

In history this term we will be learning about the history of mining in Cornwall. 

In design and technology we will be looking at Mechanical systems: Making a slingshot car - we will use a range of materials, design and make a car with a working slingshot mechanism and house the mechanism using a range of nets. We will then test and evaluate our design. 

PSHE/RSE: Relationships

R.E.: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim? 

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 Monday 12th June 2023

School dinner week 3



 Inset Day





















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



 Spelling test

Homework handed in and new homework set. 


Homework Set           

 History - Researching facts about the Ancient Egyptians. 

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


Other information

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