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Years 3 – 4

Our Year 3 and 4 classes work very closely together. Children will be registered and taught many lessons with their own class but we also mix the classes to teach Spelling and Maths and some English in year groups. We are finding our children are thriving with this approach. Children in Year 3 and 4 may be taught and supported by all all of our Year 3/4 staff at some point during the school year. Staff work closely together to ensure that the same curriculum coverage and learning opportunities are given to all Year 3/4 classes.

Year 3 and 4 Team

Mrs Gemma Pollard Panda Class teacher (M, Tu, Th, F)
Miss Louise McGregorPanda Class teacher (Wed)
Miss Polly PatemanSun Bear Class teacher
Mr Nathan MisonElephant Class teacher
Miss Hannah LarsenRhino Class teacher
Mrs Rachael ColeHLTA
Miss Katie StarrieTeaching Assistant
Miss Beverley MayTeaching Assistant
Mrs Deborah CollinsTeaching Assistant
Mrs Ann ColemanTeaching Assistant

Below are a selection of our ‘Must Read’ books for children in Year 3 and 4. These are high quality texts that we feel will enrich our children’s reading experiences as well as help to take them on a varied reading journey. We recommend these as reading choices at home but we will also use some of these books as part of our learning in school and some we will simply enjoy together as a class story. Re-reading and discussing favourite books is such a valuable part of the reading experience and something that can also be enjoyed as a family. Happy reading! 


Each class in Year 4 will receive one term of swimming lessons. These are 1 hour swimming lessons every Tuesday morning at Stowmarket Leisure Centre. Swimming instruction is carried out by qualified staff. Rhino Class will swim in the Autumn Term; Elephants in the Spring Term. Children will need the following equipment, preferably in a plastic bag. Please label all items. Children are expected to take responsibility for their own belongings:
One-piece swimming costume or pair of trunks (not swimming shorts/bermudas)
Swimming hat
Goggles (optional)
Brush or comb
NO aerosols, sprays, hair gel or talcum powder please and NO JEWELLERY