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Year 3 and 4 - Martin Luther King

Year 3 and 4

Martin Luther King Class


Hello everyone and welcome to our Martin Luther King class page.

We are one of three classes in Lower Key Stage 2. 

Meet the Team

Mrs Rigby teaches King class on a Monday.

Mrs Olpin teaches King class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings.

Mrs Holmes teaches King class on Friday afternoons.

Mrs Bennett, Mrs Hartin and Mrs Meakin will help us with our learning throughout the week. 

Curriculum — what are we learning this year?


Autumn Term – History Focus

Would you rather be an ancient Egyptian or an ancient Greek?


Spring Term – Geography Focus

Where would you like to explore?


Summer Term – Art Focus

What kind of artist are you?


For more details please see: 

Useful Information


PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays


Your child needs to come into school on their PE days (Wednesdays and Fridays) wearing their outdoor PE kit. Please refer to the school website for details of our outdoor PE kit.

No jewellery is allowed in PE lessons, so if your child has their ears pierced they will either need to take their earrings out for P.E. or cover them with tape/plasters, provided by yourselves, so that they don’t get caught during the lesson.


IMPORTANT: Children who are in year 4 in King class will be going swimming each Wednesday morning all year.

You will have received a separate, more detailed letter about swimming. 


Homework in Year 4 is given out each Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday.
Each week your child will receive either a piece of Maths or a piece of English homework. 

The children will be rewarded with dojo points if they return their homework on time each week. 

If your child does not complete their homework, they will need to complete it at break times.                                                                                        

Spellings are given out on a Tuesday and your child will be tested on these the following Tuesday. Spelling lists are located in the front of your child’s diary and they are uploaded to Spelling Bee (login details are located at the front of your child's diary)


By the end of Year 4, your child should be able to spell most of the words from the year 3 and 4 statutory word list - you can find a copy below as well as in your child's diary. 


Reading - Read to them and read with them! Reading is a key life skill and helps children become successful, independent learners. Listening to your child read at home at least 3 times a week will ensure continued progress - this doesn’t need to be their school reading book, it can be any reading that your child enjoys. Please record this in their diary. Children will be rewarded with a reading raffle ticket for 3 or more reads at home and have a chance to win a book, each week. They will also receive 1 dojo for reading 3 times a week at home and 2 dojos for reading 5 times. Diaries will be checked every Tuesday.


Times Table Tests - Each week, we will test the children on their individual times tables. Your child must obtain full marks twice consecutively in order to achieve their times table and move to the next one.


Each June, all Year 4 children across England will take part in a statutory multiplication check, The check will assess how well each child knows their times tables up to 12x12, using an online testing tool. There will be more details sent to you about this during the spring term. 


Please support your child with their homework, spellings and times tables.

Encourage your child to seek support from school if the homework is causing stress or confusion, but do not leave it until the night before it is due in. We are always here to help.

Autumn Term Knowledge Organiser

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