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Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1


Mrs Emery

I have been teaching at Greyfriars since 2009 and I am also one of the school’s Assistant Head Teachers. I currently teach year 4’s and oversee our school’s curriculum. I run our school’s running club ‘The Greyfriars Greyhounds’ and our school choir. In Brancaster class we enjoy our learning and always strive to do our very best in everything we do. Outside of school I enjoy running and spending time with my family!

It’s FriYAY Brancaster Class

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Good morning Brancaster Class, I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Once again, I have had an array of photos, emails and videos sent to me this week and it’s been wonderful to see all the amazing learning you are completing at home.

Education City😊

Fantastic work again from lots of you on Education City, well done. Huge congratulations to the following children who all completed and reacher over 75% percent in all of the activities this week! Amazing work all of you, well done.


Well done to those of you who have been able to continue with Lexia at home (I know not all of you are on Lexia and some of you aren’t able to get on the website at home, so don’t worry).

Special well dones this week go to Alfie and Dulcie who have both received certificates.

Keep up the amazing work!

Dulcie has been really busy this week and has sent me the brilliant poster for topic!

Topic Work

This week some of you have finished off your work on catapults and Mount Versuivius and others have moved on to exploring the Roman Baths. Here’s just a selection of your work from this week.

Jack’s Diary Entry


Before I go, here’s a great picture of Logan’s creation, can you guess what it is?


Finally, well done to all of you who sent me your guesses for our yearbook photo competition – here are the answers.

1 – Ethan, 2 – Alfie, 3 – Andrew, 4 – Dulcie, 5 – Emily, 6 – Andreas,

7 – Jack, 8 – Isaac, 9 – Me! 10 – Logan, 11 – Nancy, 12 – Nicole,

13 – Luja, 14 – Harlee and 15 – Jamie


How many did you guess correctly?


Have a great weekend and make sure you check the website on Monday morning for our new Home Learning Grid!

Premier Education ~ Summer Camps

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Whoops… Year 3/4 Spelling Mistake.

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Good Morning everyone,

A mistake was made on this week’s Home Learning Grid. Last weeks spellings were put on the grid for a second week. Please find this weeks spellings below alongside a new Home Learning Grid… Home Learning Grid 6th July 2020 UPDATED

Year 3



Year 4 


Happy Monday Brancaster Class

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Good morning and welcome to a brand new week. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you are ready for another week of learning.

Here is your Home Learning Grid for this week. We hope you enjoy the activities we have planned for you.

Year 3 and 4 6.7.20


This week you will be continuing to explore our persuasive text Why you should join the Roman Army. You will be learning about conjunctions and I have uploaded some activities onto Education City and these should help you to practise using these types of words.


Some of you may be starting to explore different triangles, their names and properties. Can you name them all? Here’s a video to explain the different triangles.

Can you think of a way to remember the different names? You could make up a song or create a poster to help you.

I found this song on You Tube – It is quite tricky but I love the song! It may help you to remember how to identify them. Let me know what you think or if you manage to find a better song!


This week we are learning all about the water cycle. Here’s a video to help you to understand how it works.


In topic this week we are exploring the Roman Baths. Think about what you already know and what you would like to find out.

Here’s a website and a short video to give you some background information.

As always, please send me your work so I can see what you’ve been up to at home.

Don’t forget to check out the BBC Bitesize lessons if you need some extra activities to complete.

Stay safe and have a great weekend!



Another Great week of Learning Brancaster Class!

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Once again, well done to all of you whether you are learning at home or here at school. You continue to amaze me with your effort, perseverance and all round hard work! I am a super proud to be your teacher.

We have had a bit of fun this week with the baby competition. Well done to those of you who have already sent in your guesses, I have some more pictures to add….


This may help…. The following children sent me their pictures; Jack, Isaac, Harlee, Emily, Luja, Jamie, Nicole, Logan, Dulcie, Andreas, Ethan, Andrew, Alfie, Nancy and my picture is there too! Can you guess who is who? I will reveal the answers next Friday so make sure you check our blog again next week!

It’s once again been great to hear from so many of you this week.

Well done on your Mount Vesuvius work! I have enjoyed seeing your volcanoes.

I loved Joseph’s lego volcano! Well done Joseph.

Logan has also been exploring erupting volcanoes!

You have all been working hard on your topic work this week, here’s a selection of some of the pictures you have sent me. Well done everyone!


Marvelous Maths



Did you enjoy our new model text? Were you persuaded to join the Roman Army?

Education City

Well done to the children below who all had a go on the Education City activities this week.

A special shout out to; Andrew, Matthew, Andreas, Logan and Jack who completed all of the 9 games and activities. Well done you you all!



Brancaster Yearbook Photo Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Thank you so much to those of you who sent in your yearbook (baby) photos! They are adorable and they have made me smile.

Can you guess who is who?

Email your guesses to me at

I’m not sure I would have been able to guess them all!

Good luck Brancaster Class

Your Play on Stage – BBC Playwriting Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

An exciting opportunity for budding young playwrites has just been announced on the One Show. Read on if this sounds like something you would love to be involved in:

What is As You Write It – Your Play on Stage?

At a time when we are all missing out on the magic of going to the theatre, The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving children and young people across the UK the opportunity to see their ideas come to life on stage. We hope this will help inspire the next generation of playwrights as well as encouraging a love of theatre and the arts in children and young people.

The competition is open to all children and young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. It opens for entries at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2020. The deadline for entering the competition is just before midnight on Monday 31st August 2020.

All you need to enter is an idea for a play, a short description of up to four of the main characters and the first few opening lines. You’ll also need to tell us what having the opportunity to write your play and have it performed on stage would mean to you.

What is the prize?

From the ideas submitted, three finalists from each of the three categories will be chosen and announced on The One Show during autumn 2020. They will then have the opportunity to develop their ideas with professionals and write their final play.

A winner will be selected from each category based on their final play. Winners will be announced on The One Show in early 2021 and an excerpt from their play will be shown on the programme. The final three winners will receive a special award and have their play performed at The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.

The development of The Shakespeare North Playhouse is being overseen by The Shakespeare North Trust. It is currently being constructed in Prescot on Merseyside. Once built, it will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot. Alongside a flexible 350 seat theatre, the Playhouse will also provide educational facilities, a visitor centre and additional performance spaces including an outdoor performance garden.


Entry categories are divided by age group as follows:

  • ACT ONE – 7 – 10 year olds
  • ACT TWO – 11 – 13 year olds
  • ACT THREE – 14 – 16 year olds

The entry must be submitted into the correct age category according to your age on 31st August 2020, which is the competition closing date.

How to Apply

Go to the following website by copying and pasting into the URL bar. Then read the full details and instructions there:

Good morning Brancaster Class

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020

Good morning Brancaster Class and welcome to a brand new week.

Here is your Home Learning Grid for this week.

Year 3 and 4 29.6.2

We hope you enjoy all the different activities.


This week we are starting a new genre (type) of writing, we will be exploring persuasive writing. Watch this video to find oout what persuasive writing is!

Later on this week you will need to look at our new model text Why you Should Join the Roman Army. Let me know what you think, did it persuade you to join the Roman Army?




This week we are beginning to look at angles. We have done quite a bit of work on angles but here’s a great video to refresh your memory. 

Click on the link to watch the video.


This week we are recapping on evaporation and there’s a great experiment to complete using towels! Not quite as fun as chocolate but I sure you will still enjoy it.


Our topic learning this week takes us to Mount Vesuvius!


This video shows what happened the day Mount Vesuvius erupted!



I can’t wait to see all your amazing work this week, make sure you keep in touch and let me know

how you‘re getting on! 


Class Year Book Photo contest!

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Class Year Book 2020

This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?

Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only  these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!

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