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Years 3 and 4


Try to listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.

Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world.

All children have access to Scholastic Reading Pro. On here, children can quiz on books that they have read and read e-books online to quiz on too. Class teachers will have access to this to update books for children and monitor quiz pass rates.


All KS2 children have access to Spelling shed using their personal login details. On this website, they can play spelling games and test themselves on key spelling patterns. The Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists are also available on the program.

Less confident spellers should be accessing stages 2 and 3. More confident will need to work on stage 4.

In class, we do daily spelling activities such as putting spellings into alphabetical order, finding words within words creating crosswords and rainbow writing. This is where your child writes down the spelling using different colours. Your children are familiar with these activities and will be able to share them with you.


There are several websites that can provide inspiration for writing.

New, daily reading and writing activities based on pictures/images.

A huge bank of images for which there are reading, talk and writing activities attached.

Aimed at teachers but children would enjoy exploring the films.  A stimulus for talk and writing.


In class, we have been learning ‘The Highwayman’ poem by Alfred Noyes. Why not create a newspaper report describing the events or write a letter from the Ostler to the King’s guards, explaining the deceit of Bess and the Highwayman? Here is a link to the video we used.


Pick and research an animal to create a fact file. We have been enjoying many traditional tales so why not ask your child to retell their favourite and write their own story.

Handwriting is also something to do a little bit of everyday and make sure there is correct formation for each letter. Please see an example of how each letter is formed on the document attached below.


Please see the document below with ideas and videos for each area of the curriculum. 

Wider curriculum:

We have been learning about WW2. Please support your child with accessing appropriate websites to deepen their understanding. Children may want to create an information book or poster, write a story or poem or create a model of an aspect of their historical learning.

BBC Learning is a fantastic website where your child can research WW2 facts.

Don’t forget to keep active. We have been learning 1940s dance and have practised The Lambeth walk. There are plenty of videos on YouTube to support this. We have also tried to incorporate walking the daily mile to keep up or fitness and get fresh air.

There are also free home packs from the following websites:

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.