Swallows Class (JI/Year 3 & 4)

Hello and welcome to the Swallows home learning page.


Curriculum Newsletter

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find our Year 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter attached below. This will give you an insight into what we are learning in class and how you can support your child throughout this half term. I have also added this term's RE newsletter.

Miss Keane.

File icon: pdf RE_Newsletter_-_Autumn_2020.pdf [pdf 708KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Swallows_JI_Autumn_1_year_3_Curriculum_Newsletter (1).pdf [pdf 497KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Swallows_JI_Autumn_1_year_4_Curriculum_Newsletter (2).pdf [pdf 347KB] Click to download

Friday 18th September 

Information and homework

Welcome meeting

Thank you for all those parents and carera that attended our ‘Welcome to Year 3 and Year 4’ zoom meeting. I have attached the PowerPoint that was shared during the meeting. We were asked some great questions by parents.


Q. What should my child do if they have to self- isolate at home for 14 days?


A. Parents and carers of pupils who are unable to come to school because they are self-isolating or in quarantine are advised to access the excellent resources provided by the Oak National Academy to continue their child's learning at home.

Please click here for lessons for the week beginning 14th September 2020 and then click on your child's year group.

Completed Home Learning can be emailed to your child's class teacher via reception@stmaryangels.co.uk or uploaded via J2Write in MyUSO. 


Q. Will there be Violin or football this year?

A. Unfortunetly, we will not be having outside agencies coming into school. However, this may change. The violin teacher provided zoom lessons during lockdown and may still be providing this service. Please contact Mrs Murphy at the office via reception@stmaryangels.co.uk for further information. 


Q. Will there be Holy Communion classes this year?

A. There are registration forms available at the back of St Mary of the Angels Church. For further details please contact the Church.

File icon: pdf SMA Welcome Meeting Year 3.pdf [pdf 107KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SMA Welcome Meeting Year 4.pdf [pdf 109KB] Click to download


Friday, 18th September 

Hi Swallows, 

What another great week we have had at school. In English this week we learnt about the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece through our text map and that simple sentences have a subject, verb and a noun. In Maths we found one how to represent 4 digit numbers, and how to represent numbers to 1000 and 10,000 on a numberline. In RE we learnt about Jesus' family tree through the Gospel of Matthew and observed the inside of a plug in our Science lesson. Finally, we explored Greece in our Geography lesson. Phew! What a week! 

This week we have been recapping phase 5 tricky words. To continue your learning at home I have put some games on Bug Club which you can access through the logins I have stuck in their home spelling books. 

To practise your Maths try to complete 30 minutes of Mathletics activities. You can also access fun times tables games to increase speed and accuracy.

Miss Keane

Bug Club

(Find books and SPAG games)

I have assigned 3 new reading books for you this week aswell as some fun grammar, spelling and phonics activities to complete.  


The topic we are focusing on this term is Number and Place Value. Please complete the activities under this topic.  


Spellings - 18th September

Here you can find this week's spelling upload.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.
  • Your child will be put into a group that will have the appropriate spellings for them. You can check for your child's initials in the group.
File icon: pdf Ideas for Spellings.pdf [pdf 148KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Week 1.pdf [pdf 188KB] Click to download


This week we have been learning about electricity and that it is created by generators which can be powered by gas, coal, oil, wind or solar. We sorted different appliances that are powered by batteries and appliances that are powered by mains electricity.  Can you find some different appliances that we did not discuss in class around your house? Remember we aren't allowed to bring papers into school, so remember what you find.  I can't wait to discuss your answers with you on Monday.  

We also learnt that electrical energy can be converted into other types of energy such as light, heat, movement or sound.  Click here to watch this video again.  See how well you can do with the quiz underneath. I wonder if you can find any different appliances that produce light, heat, movement and sound around your house too? 

Times Table Check

(Mimics the test Year 4's will do. Set to 6 secs)


(Great for times tables)


Anceint Greece

This week we have started our new History topic, ‘Athens Vs Sparta’. There are many new words to learn and fun facts to discover. We have created a pre learning pack for you to look over and learn what some of the new vocabulary means.

File icon: pdf Its All Greek To Me fact file.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download