Teachers: Mrs Tilbrook and Mrs C. King Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Garrard
Welcome to Year 3/4. We are delighted to be working with you and your child this year!
In Year 3/4 we ensure that all our pupils receive a quality first education, developing skills and knowledge through our broad and balanced curriculum. Subjects are taught discretely but where possible links are made between the units taught to enrich the children’s knowledge and understanding.
The curriculum is delivered as a two year rolling programme and over the time that your child is in this class they be taught everything outlined in the long them overviews below;
PE/Forest School: Thursday PM (Come to school in either PE kit or prepared for Forest School)
Spellings: Spelling rule taught and spelling lists distributed on Friday to be tested on the following Friday
Homework: Daily reading (record in reading journals), times tables (Tackling Tables) and spellings practise and activities set on Sumdog (see class teacher for log in details)
If you have any queries or concerns, contact the school office or email Mrs Tilbrook (email@example.com) or Mrs King (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will endeavour to answer/resolve them for you as quickly as possible.
National League U 11s 6 a side Football Tournament
@ Lynnsport, 17.11.23
Having entered this event last year with the children saying they had really enjoyed it we thought we would go again. The 13 schools were divided into 2 pools, with us were Denver, Holly Meadows, Flitcham, Ingoldisthorpe, South Wootton and Heacham Athletic and that was the order in which we played. It was a great start winning our first 3 matches, 1-0,4-1,3-0, conceding only 1 goal. We were able to make substitutions to give everyone a taste of the competition. Our 4th match was very competitive and despite our very best efforts we lost 2-1 to Ingoldisthorpe, the eventual winners, who fought out the final against South Wootton, our next opponents, we lost 2-0. At the end of the pool matches we were in 3rd place and played 3rd placed Whitefriars from the other pool, we went on to win 3-0 therefore securing 5th place overall. It was a super team effort with Lenny making some fabulous saves and some super goals scored, Dylan getting a hat trick.
Thank you to the parents for coming and supporting, it makes the world of difference.
This was a great result for our children and a huge amount of credit goes to their ability to encourage and support each other allowing those players who may not have been as confident, to grow and enjoy the experience and want to do more. Their attitude never ceases to amaze me; they are a credit to themselves and our school.
Neve, Eadie, Pip, Foster, Dylan, Lenny, George, William and Isaac
Our 3 top 10 finalists took part in the West Norfolk Cross Country Finals on Thursday; this meant each of their races had between 40 and 50 participants. It was a sunny morning with a chilly head wind; thankfully the course was familiar, having completed it in the qualifying round. Once again it was top ten who would qualify for the County Finals which this year is going to be held at High Lodge in Thetford.
A few nerves appeared but once the racing started they were busy cheering each other on. Cooper was the first to race, yr3, and ran a very creditable 29th, next up was Neve, yr6, who exceeded her expectations finishing strongly in 16th and finally in the last race of the morning was Dylan who once again finished well to take 15th position.
Although we had no qualifiers for the next round, the children ran their very best races and really could not have done more; they put themselves in the right places, listening to advice but very big gaps developed, stringing out the fields, which proved difficult to bridge.
On Friday afternoon a group of children from KS1 and KS2 attended the first in the series of Omnes activities at Lynnsport.
Mrs Sizeland and Mrs Collison accompanied them. It was a non-competitive event, no scores were taken, it was just about learning and having fun, for some it was their first sporting activity outside of school which made them a little apprehensive but they soon got into their stride. They played against 7 other schools throughout the afternoon, improving with each game.
On returning to school, the vibes were definitely positive from both staff and pupils. These events are such a great way of learning something new but also gaining confidence within an environment away from school.
Fortunately it was a dry, relative warm morning, ideal for running. We took 20 children from years 2 – 6 to compete over distances ranging from 600m to 1.6km. The year 2s were first off, boys and girls all raced together due to a lack of competitors but top 3 were awarded medals in each group. It was highly competitive between our children who despite never having run in such a large race proved they could finish well, many of them just outside the top 3. Brogan ran superbly to gin 3rd place and a bronze medal.
The years 3 and 4 ran over a distance of 1km, in fields of 30-40 pupils, having run brilliantly were just outside the top 10, those within qualify for the next round. However Cooper finished in 10th gaining him a place in the next round.
Years 5 and 6 had the task of going last and running the furthest, it was a tough task in large fields but they gave it their all with Neve in 7th and Dylan G in 4th.
As always the children tried their best and supported each other with many of them saying they had improved on last year’s positions which they were pleased about as I was too.
It was a great morning and well done to everyone. Super Effort!
Good Luck to Neve, Dylan and Cooper in the next round.
On Friday we attended our first event of the year at Lynnsport. It was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed themselves which was the aim, as we fielded a largely inexperienced team. It was a good introduction to the sport and both I and Mrs Collison were very proud of their guts, support for each other and determination to get involved in both the tournament and festival. They followed rules, listened and were sporting in all their games, though disappointed not to reach the semi-finals. It was a good stepping stone for future events. We would have both liked to have nominated the whole team for the player of the day award but as we couldn’t we jointly settled for Alice Hipkin and Maisie Greenacre.
Well done to them and all the children for a great effort.
This event took place at Lynnsport on a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon. It was a festival and that meant no scores were taken and there were no winners or losers on the day. As it was mini tennis 2 matches took place side by side on each court and it was scored in single points first player to 7 ended the game. The 2 boys and 2 girls from each school were ranked 1-4 and they played their corresponding number from each school. In the afternoon session there were 8 schools in total. After the games the sports leaders who were helping out then went on to play another hitting and catching game with larger groups which proved popular too.
It was a fun afternoon with lots of smiles and everyone who took part listened and tried hard, really improving with every game which was lovely to see.
This was the deferred event from the previous week which had been due to take part at Fakenham Junior School, Lyng is a small Primary school between Fakenham and Norwich. Unfortunately 2 schools, with 2 teams each, had dropped out leaving ourselves and Lyng with 2 teams each, 4 on the playing and 2 rotating after each game. Given that it was a Quicksticks event and we had played in one earlier in the year and the rules were the same etc. We were a little surprised when it was played on the playground that had quite a gradient, with plastic sticks and a light weight ball!
The children were rather bemused but thought, OK we are here now. It proved to be lots of fun, especially the warm up activity, Steady, Go, No which I have included in my PE lessons, they adapted well with both the equipment and gradient.
The tournament was divided into 2 rounds so that everyone played each other twice then each team had the advantage of the downhill slope. However the weather deteriorated and it rained which caused the ball to go in every direction, which caused some laughs and frustration.
The children were very sporting, mixing well, supporting everyone and enjoyed the experience immensely, finishing first and second which was pleased them.
This event was held at Lynnsport, on the all-weather hockey pitches, on Thursday 27th April. There were 8 different schools taking part each with a KS1 and a KS2 team of 10 children. The 8 activities were all skill based, played for 8 minutes on a rotation basis.
Fortunately the weather held and it proved to be lots of fun with one comment being.
“I’m really enjoying this, I didn’t think it would be this much fun.”
A child from each group was awarded a medal for improvement, attitude, determination; I think they all deserved one but well done Chloe and Ayla
This is an annual event for teams of 6 from years 3/4 as an introduction to competitive Netball. It is played with 4 children, from each team, on a smaller court and all children shooting, attacking and defending.
It was held at Lynnsport and 15+ teams took part in the morning session. The rules are similar but the emphasis is to get the children moving into spaces, looking around, passing accurately and having a shot on the net.
The schools were divided into 4 pools playing matches on a round robin basis which allowed them to watch other games.
The 2 groups took a little while getting used to playing against unfamiliar faces but warmed to the ideas and by the end of the session were producing some fine passes.
They all said, though a little nervous to begin with, they had enjoyed the experience