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Voluntary Controlled Primary

Small School, Big Ideas

Brierley Class

Welcome to Brierley Class

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Home Learning

For home learning, please go to the Brierley Class home learning page by clicking the picture below

About us
We are a class made up of Year 3 and Year 4 children.
The teachers who work in our class are Mr Ward and Mrs Thompson

In the mornings, the children are separated into their year groups for Guided Reading, Spellings and Maths.  We come back together for Literacy and for all our lessons in the afternoon, other than Science which is taught in year groups.
This is what our time table look like on a normal week:


Day A.M. P.M.
Monday Family time, Maths, Guided Reading Literacy P.E. (with Mr Morris), PSHCE
Tuesday Maths, Guided Reading, Spelling, Literacy Science
Wednesday Maths, Guided Reading, Spelling, Literacy Topic
Thursday Maths, Guided Reading, Spelling, Literacy Computing or French or Music
Friday Maths, Whole Class Read, Spelling, Literacy R.E. and P.E.
Parental Support

Your parental support is vital to your child’s progress and education. Please support us by:

- Encouraging your child to complete and return homework on time and giving support where appropriate.
- Reading regularly at home with your child. Even as little as just 5 minutes daily, can help to improve your child's reading ability

- Letting us know if your child will be going home with someone else.

- Ensuring that your child brings the correct items to school each day, including their reading diary, spelling book and P.E kit.

Please note:

  • Our PE lessons take place on Monday afternoons and Friday afternoons
  • Spelling tests will take place on Thursday mornings
  • Homework will be set on a Thursday to be completed by the following Thursday


Contact us:
If you have anything you would like to share with us (non urgent), please feel free to email us at: 


If it something more important, please ring the school office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Learning

This half term the children will be learning about recounts. They will learn about the features of a newspaper report and incorporate these into their own writing about events from their own lives and from stories. We will also look at how imperative verbs are used to write effective instructions
We will also learn about performance poetry, where we be able to identify types of poetry and we will learn short poems off by heart



In Maths, we will be continuing with our Power Maths work, learning about multiplication and division. We will focus on learning our times tables as well as learning about using arrays correctly and how multiplication problems can be done in any order.
We will move on to learning about money. Here we will find various ways of making different amounts, working out the correct change and solving money word problems


Topic - Around the World
This term we will be learning about is 'Around the World'. We will be identifying continents, countries, oceans and seas using an atlas to find accurate locations. We will learn about different climates and cultures in different countries as well as learning about different countries and their Geography (e.g mountains, rivers etc).

Science - Animals (including Humans)

In our Science lessons, we will be learning about how animals and humans are able to move.
We will learn the names of different bones in our skeleton and muscles that enable us to move.
We will begin to find out about how the correct nutrition will help us and animals to grow healthily.

Other subjects
R.E – Hinduism - What is it? Where did it start?

P.E – Invasion Games/Gymnastics
ICT – Scratch: Questions and Answers                                                   
ART / DT – Basic art skills—shading and identifying shapes in art/pictures
PSHE –  Heart smart

Our Woodhouses Winners (Friday 12th February 2021):

Due to the current lockdown, we are going to choose 2 Woodhouses winners each week. 1 winner will be a home learner and 1 winner will be chosen from the children of key workers who are at school.

Our home learner this week is Jack. Jack has literally knocked Mr. Ward's socks off with his half term project about Sir Isaac Newton. Jack created a very interesting fact sheet, dressed up as Isaac Newton and even created a video about him. Jack has also joined in regularly with our Google Meets sessions


Our in school winner this week is Alfie. We have been really impressed with how resilient Alfie has been during his lessons this week. He has tried really hard and has completed all of his tasks and work. A great week from Alfie!


Well done to both our winners!


Here are the Year 3 and Year 4 spellings for this week. The test will take place on Thursday 4/3/21. 
If you are home learning at the moment, you can ask an adult to test you or you can join us for the spelling test on our regular morning Google meet at 9:45am on Thursday morning.


Don't forget to learn your spellings so that you are ready for our spelling test on Thursday morning at 9:45am during our Google Meet!


New Spellings - Year 3
This weeks rule: The long /a/ vowel sound spelled ’ey.’

obey osprey
prey disobey
convey they
survey surveyor



Year 4's new spellings this week are challenge words.

breath extreme     
business medicine
caught possession
different although




Reindeer Visit - 16th December 2020

Panto workshop - 11th December 2020

Stone Age Workshop - November 2020


Year Four have been learning about functions of teeth this week. They have been very lucky that Riley's mum was able to get some toothpaste, brushes and information leaflets for the children to take home.



This week the children are investigating the effects of different liquids on teeth. They are observing 6 eggs throughout the week to monitor the changes

Year 4 Teeth and Digestion Topic

Sublime Science workshop