Years 3 and 4

World book day

The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class. As many cross-curricular links are made as possible and often the timetable may change depending on the topics.

The National Strategies for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the standards. Targets are then discussed with individual pupils.

The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take pride in their work.
Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. We expect the pupils to read each evening and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued. Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.

Summer timetable and curriculum overview

Posted on April 15th, 2018

Please find below all the information needed regarding planning and curriculum for Year 3 and 4 for the Summer term 2018.

Miss Sandford…/summer-letter-2018.doc

timetable year 3 and 4

planning overview for parents april 2018

Woodwind visit

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Years 3 and 4, plus most of Year 2, enjoyed a visit from Adrian Cosker last Thursday. Adrian is a woodwind specialist and he brought a selection of his instruments for the children to handle and listen to, including the flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto saxophone and the grandfather of the saxophone family, the baritone saxophone! The children were fascinated by the size of the largest saxophone! They really loved the fact that they were encouraged to hold and investigate Adrian’s old flutes and clarinets…what a fabulous opportunity to feel a real instrument and begin to understand about the fingering systems. Adrian also showed the children a selection of reeds and explained how they are made and how they vibrate to produce sound.

We are very grateful to Peter Barker and Classic Music Rocks for facilitating the visit.

Mrs Strudwick


Compassion in Action !

Posted on March 6th, 2018

This half term we have been thinking about the Christian value of compassion. We have been talking about how we can help people, sometimes when  we have to make a sacrifice to do so. Mrs Wright sent me this amazing photo of Elizabeth, who had decided herself to have hair cut off, for the charity The Little Princess Trust. Through sponsorship Elizabeth single handily raised £500 so far, as well as, of course, the hair donation which will be used to make a wig for someone who is poorly with cancer and is losing their hair.

What a fabulous example of compassion to inspire us all. We are so proud of you Elizabeth and your new hair cut really suits you too.

Here is a photo of Elizabeth at Mrs Underwood’s salon, just before her hair was cut.  A full 15 inches of hair was cut!

Just before the chop !


Mrs Gardener March 2018


Spring term newsletter for Year 3 and 4

Posted on January 9th, 2018

Please find below our Spring welcome back newsletter and our new class timetable

Miss Sandford

january letter

timetable year 3 and 4

Pop Up Christmas Choir Performs at Park House and Sandringham Tea Shop

Posted on December 28th, 2017

Huge congratulations to the Pop Up Christmas Choir, ably led by Mrs Strudwick, who gave performances to the residents at Park House and also the visitors at the Sandringham tea shop on Monday 18th December. The children sang beautifully and received many compliments, as well as some lovely goody bags from the tea shop.

Xmas Pop Up Choir


Mrs Gardener December 2017

Rugby Triumph!

Posted on November 16th, 2017

In 2016 with an adhoc team and short notice we were invited to enter the West Norfolk Rugby School Sport Partnership (SSP) tournament, in our PE kits, we came second to last. We were stirred by this and felt we could do better and so The Sandringham & West Newton School Rugby Team was duly created.

However, this year with our new professional kit there was a worry that we were ‘all kit and no idea’ that’s how smart we looked – thanks to Bespoke Norfolk LTD who sponsored our rugby kit. But, this year not only did we look the part – we WON! We won ALL the games and our team came away with the GOLD medals.

It was such a TEAM effort every one of our team scored a ‘try’.

Thank you so much to Stewart Parris (rugby coach) who freely volunteered his time to coach the team pre / mid and post-matches on Friday 10th November. And Mrs James who helped transport players to and from the West Norfolk Rugby Club.

I have to say the buzz in the playground upon the teams return, was just immeasurable!

Fridays Rugby Team included: Giovanni, Henry, Josh, Lilly, Niamh, Stanley, Thomas and Tyler.


 Additional details available on SSP website: and details will be in the Lynn News.

Thank you for  the support of all our wonderful parents.

Mrs Cullum (Niamh’s Mummy)


Sports day fun by Clara

Posted on July 18th, 2017

On Friday we had our Sports day. It was really fun. We had to do hurdles,running ,skipping ,tunnel ball and relay .Winsor won followed by Canarven and then came Balmoral. My favourite one was skipping because i like to skip.

Clara (Year 3)

Fantastic Fossils by Tyler Kerry

Posted on July 11th, 2017

In science, we did fossils and we learnt about Marry Anning.

She dedicated her life to fossils. While she was finding fossils, her dog died in a landslide. She helped us find out more about fossils.

She also discovered lots of dinosaurs.


Healthy food by Poppie

Posted on June 30th, 2017

Yesterday Mrs McLeish was teaching us about healthy packed lunch and then we made a poster. The good ones will get put up in the hall and some really good ones will get sent out to parents.


Poppie (Year 3)

Kingswood Summary

Posted on June 11th, 2017

Apologies for such a late post about our amazing trip to Kingswood. I hope all parents enjoyed our presentation assembly of our memories.

I thought I would share one particular aspect with you, and it’s a Wordle created of all the children’s words to describe their experience of Kingswood.

It was a HUGE success and I am very much looking forward to going again soon!

Miss Linder

Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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