Greatworth Primary School

Beech Class - Years 3 & 4


Welcome to Beech Class! 

Please click on the Welcome to Year 3/4 link to find out more about our learning this year. 


Mrs Joy Hussain

Class Novel:

It all started with a chair at the back of the class.  It was an empty chair, simply because no-one was sat in it, until, one day, it had a new occupant. He was a boy who didn't smile, didn't talk, or even like lemon sherbets, much to the horror of the narrator!  With some friends, the narrator decides to befriend this boy and find out his story.

Books we have read so far this year

Termly Homework

This term, our weekly homework activities are focused around our Geography learning about maps and what it means to be a geographer. You could choose to create a map of a treasure island, including certain features; take an imaginary trip on the London Underground and find out what stations you would pass through on the way; or make a game of snap with OS map symbols.   Have a look at our homework grid to choose your next activity and we look forward to seeing your creations every Wednesday.

This Term we are 'Going for Gold!'  We are aiming to learn how to spell 40 Common Exception Words correctly by the end of this term.  Click here for the list of those words. 

Click here for the statutory word list for Year 3 and 4.  These are the words that the children are expected to be able to spell at the end of Year 4.

Daily Reading

Daily homework consists of reading, for at least 15 minutes a day,   Reading diaries are checked every WEDNESDAY and there are 2 marbles available if everyone brings theirs in! The challenge is to get their name on the gold bookworm in the classroom, for 5 or more reads a week. Please ensure that reading books and diaries are brought into school every day.

They will need to choose their book from the 100 book list, or another age appropriate text. Please ask if you are not sure. 

Daily Spellings and Times Tables

Every day, the children will also bring home a homework folder, containing spelling sheets in order to practice their weekly words, and their times tables.

Spellings and times tables will be tested every Friday.

Click here for Week 4's spelling list.

Click here for for an overview of this term's spellings.

This week

This week, in our Maths, we have continued looking at multiplication and division, especially around the three and four times tables.  Our science lesson focussed on the amazing way that our ears work and contrasting them with how animal's ears work. On Thursday, we had a terrific rehearsal for our Strings concert next Monday (27th).  We look forward to showcasing our learning, in the hall, at 2.30pm.  Please join us if you can.

Curriculum Overview

Click here for this term's curriculum overview.

Knowledge Organisers - for retrieval 

History - Stone Age to the Bronze Age

Science - Light



 Curriculum Overview

    Click here to see the curriculum overview for Beech Class Autumn 1