Cliffedale Primary School

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Y3/4 Rowan - Mrs Peacock

Hello Rowan Class


It only seems like last week that we were saying goodbye to each other and wishing everyone a happy summer holiday.  Time flies when you have fun!


One thing to get used to is that our class is now called Rowan.  Can you identify what a rowan tree looks like? I had to do some research myself but luckily there are quite a few rowan trees in the playgrounds for us to look at.  

Just a couple of reminders -  our PE days will be indoor PE on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Wednesdays.  Remember that you come into school on those days in your PE kits.  If the weather is a little chilly, you can come in wearing your joggers on your Indoor PE days.  Please remember that you will need to take earrings out for PE lessons, so if you can't do this yourself, you will need to take them out before you come to school.  However, there will be no PE lessons until w.c 13th September.


I'm really looking forward to seeing you all and to working with you this term.


Mrs Peacock


Memories of our Jubilee Day celebrations

These amazing recycling heroes were during the Easter holiday by Y3-4 children (and possibly some parents too!).

House Point Certificates Assembly March 2022 - didn't we do well!

We managed to complete 7 Cliffedale Challenges on our recent Glow Day.  These included holding a minibeast; making a grass trumpet (I am still determined to sound less like a duck!); building a den to see how many people could fit inside; designing a container to hold an egg then launching it - hopefully without cracking the egg shell; painting Stone Age cave art, reading a story to someone from another class and finally making and flying our own kites.  We even managed to go and meet our new Cliffedale chicks.  No wonder we were all exhausted by the end of the day!  

We have been exploring Stone Age art this term and have focused on how people from that time would create their own paints. We found some natural materials to experiment with making different colours. We then mixed our own paints with a mixture made of flour and water before adding items such as chalk, charcoal and spices. After that, we drew animals and painted them with the mixtures.

As part of our work on Incarnation, children in Year 3-4 came up with some questions to put to Jennie Fytche of the Lightspace organisation. The questions focused on her beliefs and how they impact on her everyday life. Jennie was really impressed by the quality of the questions and it has given her some more ideas for her collective worship visits.

Memories from World Book Day

Some of our NSPCC Number Day challenges

Talk for Writing based on 'Journey' by Aaron Becker.

Information for parents:


We are looking forward to sharing some of our super learning with you! You can also find out what we've been up to each week, by following our school's Twitter page:

Please scroll down to the bottom of our class page to see important documents relating to what we are learning and ways in which you can support your child with their learning.

Our Curriculum for this year

A Guide for Parents - How to support home learning

Multiplication Tables Check - Parent Information (voice recorded)

Below are some useful documents for you to see what your child in Year 3 or Year 4 is working towards by the end of the year. There are also some ideas for ways in which you can support at home.