Year 3/4 – Dahl, Stevenson and Swindells

Welcome to the LKS2 Page

Meet our team

Dahl Class - Mrs Gresswell and Mrs White

Stevenson Class - Mrs Barnes

Swindells Class - Mrs Cobb

Assisting Adults: Mrs Benham, Mrs Brown, Mrs Real-Lage, Mrs Thomas, Mr Cook and Mr Hill

Key Information:

PE - From January 2019:

All classes will have PE on Monday, Stevenson and Swindells have another PE session on Tuesday and Dahl have another PE session on Thursday. 

Please make sure kit comes in on a Monday and stays in school until Friday.

Homework - Homework will be handed out on a

Friday and is expected back in on the following Wednesday.

Year 3 Children will receive Maths and Literacy each week.

Year 4 Children will receive Maths and Literacy each week.

Spellings - Spellings will be handed out with homework on a Friday and

children will be tested on these the following Friday.

Things to remember:

- PE days have changed. PE kit to be in school on

Monday and

taken home 

on Friday.


You will have seen that all children now have A4 purple homework books. We have put the Year 3 and 4 spelling lists in them for your reference. We have reminded the children of our presentation expectations for their homework. Children should use writing pencil only unless they have been awarded their pen licence. Homework should also be handed in by Wednesday of the following week in order to receive a housepoint.

English homework

Homework is linked to the spelling list sent home today. Please do complete both the sentence work and the challenge work.

Maths Homework

Mathletics homework has been set again this week. It is important that the children keep on top of the homework set. 

Handwriting - To practice handwriting neatly by writing
words from large to small, see the attachment below as an example

Please remember -

Homework is set on a Friday

and due in on the next Wednesday




Our weekly update from Friday:

What have we been up to?

We have started the term at a pace! We have already started our Blue Abyss topic. We have found the different oceans and major seas on a map, we have learnt about the different layers of the ocean and have looked at artwork based on sea life. In music we have listened to the soundtrack from Blue Planet II and thought about how this impacts on the viewer of the show. We will then use this experience to compose our own soundtracks.


We have started our new book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. So far we have met the main characters and heard about a couple of his adventures. This modern day fairy tale has really captured our imagination and we are looking forward to reading the book. Our main focus this week has been on comprehension - discussing what we know and what we infer from text and illustrations. We have used this to predict what we think might happen next, infer how a character is feeling and retell stories in our own words.


We have settled in well to class maths, something we had been doing on a Monday. Our focus has been on fractions which is an important mathematical concept  We have recapped finding fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions and have just finished work on comparing and ordering fractions. We will move onto adding and subtracting fractions. Of course we have been tackling some challenging problem solving questions and developing our reasoning in this area.


Remember to continue your reading at home, and keep practising those times tables for our weekly 99 club sessions! If you read 5 times a week (and have your record signed by an adult) you will earn a sticker. The more stickers you have, the more housepoints you can earn!

Helpful Links

For extra maths questions



The LKS2 team will continue to fill this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we've done and more as the term continues.


Practising handwriting.

The children have been practising their

handwriting in this way, starting as large

as possible to clearly practice the appropriate

joins between letters.


In the example 'dog' here, you can see that
the letter is given 9 lines to be written
making sure that the ascenders touch
the top 
line, and the descenders touch the
bottom of 
the ninth line. This allows each
'section' of the 
letter to fill 3 lines. In the next
example there 
are 6 lines for the letter, 2 for
the ascending, 2 
for the descending and 2 for
the middle 
section. This is continued until the
children can write the letter within the spaces of just one line.



🎶 Learn the Months of the Year in Spanish Song

🎶 Spanish Numbers Song 1-10

We have been learning this song in Year 3 if they would like to practise it at home!

Spellings Homework

We hope you have found the overview sheet useful. New spelling lists have been sent home for this week. 

Times Table Support 

Want help learning your times tables? Then this is the game for you!


All Yours

A card game for 2 or more players

The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards by practising multiplication.

You will need:

A pack of cards


How to play:

1. Deal all the cards between the players. The cards are kept in piles face down. Kings and Queens = 12, Jacks = 11 and aces = 1.

2. Player 1 turns over their top card and places it in the middle of the table. Player 2 turns over their top card and has to multiply the numbers on the 2 cards. If the correct answer is given then the next player turns over their top card and multiplies cards 2 and 3. Play continues around the circle with players taking turns to multiply the last 2 cards played.

3. If a wrong answer is given the group shout "All yours!" and the player has to pick up all the cards in the centre pile.

4.The winner is the first person to get rid of all their cards.

Class Charters

Class Charters 1
Class Charters 2
Class Charters 3

Hooke Court Residential Meeting Presentation

Welcome to our school website. We hope you find the information useful.