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A big hello from Miss Rushton and Mrs Spencer, we will be the teachers in 3/4R this year.


In our classroom we are fortunate enough have help from our amazing teaching assistants, Mrs Starkie and Mrs Hanslip. The fantastic Mrs Hanslip will also be teaching P.E in our classroom on Wednesday afternoons.  


This will be a busy year filled with an abundance of engaging lessons and activities. All the staff in 3/4R are ready for the wonderful year ahead and we are excited to meet you all on our first day back.


  • On Wednesdays, we will have our P.E lesson. Your child will require a full P.E kit including: black pumps, a white t-shirt and black shorts which are all clearly labelled with their name. Please send your child to school dressed in their P.E kit.


  • Homework and spellings will be set every Friday to be returned the following Friday.


  • Children  Work hard to learn your spellings and times tables at home to achieve some superb scores on your tests!


  • Your child will bring home a reading book each night along with their reading record. 
  • Please encourage your child to read as much as possible at home as the impact on their school work and progress is significant.


  • Children  Each section of the website will have interactive games and ideas linked with our topic for you to try at home.


  • Parents  Take a look at the bottom of this page to see what we will be learning throughout the year. (Curriculum Clouds)


Children, get ready to work hard, have fun and learn lots of interesting and rewarding things!


Remember - We are all stars in 3/4R!


Thank you


The 3/4R Team



Egyptian Workshops

On the 6th July, the Heritage Learning Team will be visiting school and delivering some Egyptian themed workshops for all of the children in Year 3 and 4. 


We are all getting very excited for our school trip to Wildwood Days. We can't wait to try out their Forest Schools activities. :-)


Remember the trip will take place over two days. Some children will be attending on the 4th of July and the second group will attend on the 5th July. Your child will have received a letter with the appropriate date on. A reminder will posted on Class Dojo nearer to the time.

Outdoor Learning with The Earnest Cook Trust 15.6.2022


Last week, our Year 3 and 4 children were fortunate enough to work with the amazing Alison Cross from The Earnest Cook Trust.


Firstly, the children drew the human and physical geographical features they could see around our school grounds. 

Next, the children looked at OS maps and learnt all about using keys and creating their own.

The children also learnt about the points on a compass. They had fun using compasses to travel around our school grounds. 

The children all had an amazing time. :-)

Summer 1: Water, Water Everywhere

The Ancient Egyptians

This term we will be learning all about the amazing Ancient Egyptians.


Take a look at the websites below to uncover some interesting facts:


Spring 2: Passport to Europe


Our new topic will be Passport to Europe. Throughout this topic we will be learning all about Europe and the Paris Basin.



We used atlases to find the names and locations of European countries. The children really enjoyed their independent research. :-)

Comic Relief

We have had a wonderful day celebrating Comic Relief. Thank you for all of your kind donations. :-)

Paul Sturgess

Today we had an amazing surprise, Britain's tallest man Paul Sturgess came into school to meet us! He delivered a wonderful assembly this morning all about embracing who we are.

We also had a fantastic basketball workshop with him this afternoon. The children were excited to learn that Paul has starred in several movies and was also a Harlem Globetrotter. :-)



In Science we are going to be learning all about our skeletons. 

Spring Term 2

Our topic this term is 'The Art of Food' throughout this term we will be learning all about food and the digestive system.

Science - The Digestive System

In Science, we have been learning all about the digestive system and our teeth.

Try the following websites at home to learn even more:





Our class investigation discovering what effects different drinks have on our teeth.


In English, we have been writing the story of the Disney short movie 'Feast'. We have been following the Jane Considine unit of work and our writing has been incredible. 


In Guided Reading we are looking the wonderful novel The Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan. We will also be writing an amazing story based upon The Great Chocoplot in English.

Our second topic this term is 'Sparks Might Fly'. The topic is heavily based upon Science. Throughout the topic, we will be looking closely at electrical circuits and how they work.


Try these interactive games to extend and support your learning at home!

The Plague


This half term, we will be learning all about The Great Plague. 

Try the links below to find out some interesting facts all about 'The Great Plague'.


Padiham Primary School

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8SJ

Tel: 01282 772496