Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Year 3 & Year 4 at Thorndown

Hello everyone and welcome to the Year 3 & Year 4 page. Here, you will find out a little bit of information about each of the teachers and will also find key information that may be helpful.

Year 3 & Year 4 are busy years! There is so much to cram in, making sure that children transition comfortably into Key Stage 2 and comprehensively build on the strong foundations of learning that they already have. The children’s responsibility and independence increases over the two years and we really delve deep to piece together the jigsaw pieces of their learning journey thus far!

The Year 3/4 Team
Your Learning
Key Documents for Year 3/4


Spelling Activities For Key Stage 2

Year 3 Spelling Word List

Year 4 Spelling Word List

Year 3 and 4 Book Top Picks

Year 3 Writing Checklist

Year 4 Writing Checklist


Key Documents for Year 3

Y3 Topic Web Autumn A

Y3 Topic Web Autumn B

Y3 Topic Web Spring A

Y3 Topic Web Spring B

Y3 Topic Web Summer A

Y3 Topic Web Summer B


Key Documents for Year 4:

Y4 Topic Web Autumn A

Y4 Topic Web Autumn B

Y4 Topic Web Spring A

Y4 Topic Web Spring B

Y4 Topic Web Summer A

Y4 Topic Web Summer B


Useful Websites


Maths English Foundation Subjects French Music

Our new humanities curriculum – Opening Worlds

At Thorndown Primary School, we are using the ‘Opening Worlds’ Humanities Curriculum where our History, Geography and RE sessions are slowly transitioning. Currently, this curriculum is implemented in Year 3 and Year 4. Over the next two years, all of KS2 will be following this approach.

Why this approach?

Humanities and the Arts are vital in each child’s holistic development. We believe that it is vitally important to identify key knowledge and learning opportunities within these subjects and provide opportunities for children to place this knowledge in their long term memory ready to be retrieved at any moment.  Meaningful, purposeful links need to be established across each subject and the humanities as a whole in order for this to happen and the ‘Opening Worlds’ curriculum provides many opportunities to develop these.

Information about our new humanities curriculum can be found here