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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

w/b - 20.3.23




Mrs Penfold, Miss Raywood and Mr Sills are really looking forward to teaching you all this year and we are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!

Our team also includes: Mrs Maqsood, Miss Joseph, Mrs Hussain

Autumn Term

In Autumn Term, our topic is Rock On. We will primarily focus on the Stone Age and how people once lived. During our History lessons, we will explore how life has changed from the Stone Age, through to the Bronze Age and finally the Iron Age. This will cover topics such as housing, food, survival skills and tools. The children will then get the chance to create their own Stone Age tools using materials from home. Our History topic will link closely to our Science work based on 'Rocks' where we will compare and group different kinds of rocks and understand how fossils are formed. The children will also get the chance to go to Creswell Craggs, which is a Stone Age historical site and navigate their way through real Stone Age caves where artefacts have been found. 

In Maths, we will primarily focus on place value, addition and subtraction during the Autumn Term. Moving on to Multiplication before Christmas.

In English, we will be continuing Talk for Writing learning fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be story mapping the model texts, looking at the features and tools used and exploring how to use these independently. After we have understood the tools that have been used in the model text, we will have a go at creating an example together before writing our own version independently.

P.E will be every Tuesday and Wednesday where the children will participate in dance, Fundamental movement skills and tennis and Yoga. Please ensure that your children come in their PE kits on these days. They should be dressed in suitable clothing with an appropriate colour top that matches their house team and not a football top or similar.

In Geography, we will venture out into the local area to identify and compare how the land has changed over time. We will use maps and pictures to help us with these comparisons. We will then compare our local area to Bagamoyo in Tanzania and identify land use and how this differs to where we live.

ICT will mainly cover word processing, where we will learn how to change font, colour, text size and many other word processing skills. We will also access touch typing websites to increase the children's competency at using computers. In R.E, we will focus on signs and symbols and light and dark.

Maths homework is given out every fortnight on a Friday, either through MyMaths or a worksheet. Spelling homework is given out every week. You can provide extra support for your child at home, by practicing their times tables (3, 4, 8) and looking at the Yr3/4 statutory spelling list. We have been practicing on times table rockstars within class, so we would encourage this to be played at home as well.

Take a look attached below at the knowledge organisers that we will be using with the children, The aim is that by the end of each unit, children should know everything that is on these documents and be able to recall the knowledge. 



If you have any questions please email the 

Useful links to help with learning:

BBC Bitesize-

Twinkl –

Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English – e.g. hit the button, coins, place value etc.

Primary resources  -  It’s a site where teachers share powerpoints and activities to teach different subjects. Once you’ve chosen your subject and the specific area, you can then select the appropriate year group.

My Maths-

Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English – e.g. hit the button, coins, place value etc.

TT Rockstars -

ITP resources - -  Interactive maths resources e.g. moveable clock, weighing scales, capacity etc. Choose your topic and then play the game to have a play with reading scales and learning maths interactively.

White rose -

Spelling shed -


Oxford owl-

Scholastic –

Scintilla Spark 


Rapid router  coding -

Light bot- computer coding -

Internet safety:


Times Tables: