Class 4

                                        Christy Riding                                

Welcome to Class 4’s page!

KS2: Year 3 


Marie, Maria and Shreya

We’ve had a fantastic year so far and our Summer Term at Hillside is set to be equally as great- with added sunshine and more outdoor adventures! We warmly welcome our new student, Lexi, to Class 4 and hope she settles in well over the next few weeks.

Summer Term 1

Positive Peer Play

We will continue our weekly class visits to the SPACE Centre in Preston, throughout the Summer Term, focussing on developing positive peer play. SPACE has the largest multi-sensory environment in the UK and their mission statement is: “To provide a place where those with physical, learning or emotional difficulties may more easily acquire skills and enjoy experiences usually denied them.” See the link at the bottom of the page for more info and a video about SPACE One.


Our English topics, for the first half of the Summer Term, are Fairy Tales and Animals. Meaningful, exciting sensory experiences will be created, to enable our pupils to engage with story, characters and themes (in English lessons and throughout the curriculum). The class will experience sensory stories for both of the fiction and non-fiction topics (Fairy Tales and Animals); each sensory story being tailored to the class’ needs. Animals is also our Creative Curriculum and Science topic. Cross-curricular links will be made, where relevant, to make learning purposeful. Phonics is taught daily and communication lessons are also built into the timetable; speaking and listening skills are taught and promoted throughout the curriculum. 


Our Creative Curriculum theme for the first half of the Summer Term is AnimalsThrough this one topic will be acquiring new skills and knowledge in Literacy, Science, Geography, DT, Spanish and Music. Please send in (or email me) any photographs or anecdotes you have of your children with animals (family pets, at the zoo, on a farm etc) for us to share in class.

Outdoor Adventures

In our Monday PE lessons, the class will be using movement to explore their world/ the extensive school outdoor space, and also learning the first, basic skills of orienteering. We will explore and enjoy a range of outdoor activities, in all weathers. We will follow tactile trails, treasure hunts and obstacle courses. We will continue to learn action songs and playground games.


​Our Maths topics, for the first half of the Summer Term, are measure (length) and capacity.  In RE we will be finding out how religions make a difference in people’s lives.  PSHCE is embedded into every day at school and is also taught discretely three times a week. Some of these sessions will be focussing on self-care and developing Gross and Fine Motor skills.

Home-School Communication

Please read your child’s chat book daily, as it is updated at the end of each day and contains important information about your child’s progress. Please remember to let us know if there is anything that may impact upon your child’s day at school, either through the chat book or by giving us a call.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Keep checking back on this page, as we will be regularly updating it with curriculum news, information and photographs.

Thank you,




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