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Star Wars original opening crawl - 1977

This is the Original Version of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope's Crawl. We have been using it to inspire our own writing.

How Do Dragons Breathe Fire?

Our Viking Forest School afternoon

Awesome USA homework!

Making our octagonal table

Top 21 Frisbee Trick Shots

In PE we are having great fun learning how to play Frisbee Golf. Here is some inspiration!

Thank you for our talk Mrs Waziri

A lovely visit

Our talented lot

WW1 Zeppelins

We had a wonderful time with the Travelling Tuba!

Performing 'The last Laugh'

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Verse 1


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Verse 2

Have you heard about our Science?

A fantastic visit from a local Curate.

Our gymnastics superstar!

Welcome to Year 3/4 2014/15


Welcome to a new year at Pennycross.  I hope that you had a lovely summer and are well rested and ready to jump back into learning in this new academic year.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have an exciting and productive year. I hope that you enjoy the new challenges and opportunities that this year has to offer.



It is very important that everyone is wearing the correct clothing. Remember that trainers are not part of our new uniform and shoes should be worn. If you are concerned that your shoes may get scuffed at break times, you may bring in a pair of trainers to change in to.

Please label all uniform.



This term our topic will be World War 1. We will be learning about why it began and what happened using a timeline. We will look at recruitment and propaganda, alongside home life during the war. The role of women and children during the war will also be looked at in detail. We will focus on tactics of warfare, the use of trenches and how airships and machines were used. We will finish off by looking at the Armistice, Treaties, Peace and Remembrance Day. We will then reflect on how life changed.

We will also be linking lots of our other subjects to this topic.

Please immerse yourselves in the topic at home and share anything that catches your attention.

Horrible Histories will be a good resource to use!



Each class has an allotted time for PE each week, but please ensure that PE kits are in school every day in case there is an opportunity for extra lessons. Children should wear a white t-shirt, black or navy shorts and trainers or plimsolls.

We are ever more in the public eye when representing our school. Everybody wearing matching correct kit looks fantastic!



Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be handed in the following Wednesday.

If your child needs any help, just ask. Encourage your child to challenge themselves with their homework and to present it neatly with imagination.


General reminders

  • Children should only bring water to drink in the classroom. No energy drinks please!
  • No snack is provided for the children in KS2. Please feel free to provide your child with a healthy snack.
  • In the morning all children must line up with their classes in the junior playground. Children should not enter the school building before 8:45am (unless ICT or breakfast club).
  • No mobile phones are to be brought into school.
  • There are lots of extra-curricular clubs on offer.
  • Spellings will be handed out soon with more information.

We hope you have found this information useful. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to see us. We are really looking forward to the next year and are sure that it will be a hardworking, busy and fun experience!


Mr Hogden, Miss Williams and Miss Lydon.





Investigating the Pilgrim Fathers

18-10-13 Homework

Our awesome Autumn homework

The Lighthouse - part 1

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The Lighthouse - part 2

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Conker championships - round two

11-10-13 Homework

Tudor take me out

Conker championships