Welcome to year 3 and 4 pages


This year all the classes are named after famous artists.


Warhol Class                   Powell Class             Lowry Class                     Kusama Class             Monet Class                    Delaunay Class

Miss Walsh                 Miss Mills              Miss Walker               Mr Pedley               Miss Pamment                       Miss Grimwood

Miss Marshall             Mrs Cotos             Mrs Osborne              Mrs Wright            Mrs Robinson                Miss Mangham

Miss Carter                Mrs Welsby                                             Miss Daley

                                                                                                  Mrs Mandi-Ghomi

Summer 1

What made the Vikings vicious?

This term the children are focusing on a History topic of the Vikings. For our hook, the children had the chance to go on a Viking treasure hunt following Viking alphabet clues until they reached the artefact treasure! Since then, the children have been investigating where the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings originated from, reasons why they chose to come to England and how they invaded England. They have also had opportunity to compare homes in History, the use of their longboats and explore into further detail why the Vikings are so vicious! The children are really looking forward to their upcoming trip to Jorvic and the Dig in York!

Year 3 Music Performance

Throughout the year, Year 3 have wider opportunities providing music sessions on a Wednesday. In Spring 2, the children completed a music concert for their parents of some of their favourite songs and also showed off their musical talents on the chime bars and bamboo tamboo!

Spring 2

What got the cogs turning?

This half term the children have been focusing on design and technology of moving toys. We have particularly been focusing on the mechanisms of cam toys. For our hook, the children had the chance to explore lots of different toys from the past and understand how these toys move. This then allowed us to explore cam toys and how they move close up. The children have designed their own cam toys and made their own mechanism to allow the follower to slide smoothly over the cam. The children have worked very hard this half term to ensure their finished products look aesthetically pleasing and as they wanted them to be. All the children are very proud of their final designs! Take a look below at some of the processes they have gone through. 


Spring 1

Which triangle is Wakefield famous for?


This half term the children have been focusing on cooking and nutrition and particularly looking at our local area in which we live. Our question this half term allowed the children to look at the rhubarb triangle in more detail and find out why it is so important to Wakefield. In the hook afternoon, the children tasted lots of foods which included rhubarb to introduce them into the topic. More recently, the children had the chance to create their own rhubarb crumbles adding their own extra choice of fruit to personalise it. Last week all the children visited Oldroyd's rhubarb farm in Rothwell where they met the owners, discovered how the rhubarb is farmed and had chance to look inside the forcing sheds which grows the rhubarb. They had a fantastic time, take a look below to see what they discovered!


Autumn Term 

How dangerous is our planet?

This half term the children are investigating the title 'How dangerous is our planet?' for their creative theme. The children will learn all about volcanoes and earthquakes and the impact they have on human life.

In our Creative Hook lesson, we witnessed the aftermath of an earthquake in our classrooms. We learnt how to protect ourselves during an earthquake drill as well as what equipment we would need if we were trapped in our classrooms.

Have a look at the pictures below to see just what happened when an earthquake hit Snapethorpe school.

Halloween Disco

For our Autumn 1 always event the children decided they wanted to have a Halloween disco to celebrate being always children. Take a look at the fun they had at the disco.

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Year 3 Autumn Walk

To help inspire their descriptive writing, children in year 3 recently took part in an autumn walk to Thornes Park to immerse themselves in an autumn setting. They had fun collecting autumn objects, which really inspired the vocabulary and writing back at school. 

How does a rose cause a war?

This half term in creative year 3 and 4 children are learning about the 'War of the Roses'. They will learn about the famous battle, which took place at Sandal Castle as well as go on a trip to Skipton Castle. For our hook, the children took part in a class via class mock battle. The children came up with their own chants and really got involved in battling for the class.