Blue Spruce

blue-spruceOur Year 3 and 4 children make up the Blue Spruce class. For our Year 3 pupils, this is an important time as they move into Key Stage 2. In Blue Spruce, children begin to take more responsibility for their learning and develop a greater sense of independence.

Mrs Grice, Mrs Morley and Mrs Griffiths

Term 3 and 4 -

Why is it so cold at the poles? 

We will be taking a closer look at where the countries of the world are located and focusing on the Polar regions. These places have unique climates and we will learn why they have extreme weather patterns and if it's possible to live there. By the end of term 4, we hope to have created our own shadow puppets using Aurora: The Tale of the Northern Lights as our inspiration.


Our English lessons will follow Robert Swindells' Ice Palace, and the children will have the opportunity to:

Enjoy a story and discuss its meanings
Explore narrative plot, settings, characters and draw inferences to aid understanding
Broaden understanding of writers' use of language and build a varied vocabulary

Write non-fiction texts based on fictional stimulus
Write a non-chronological report
Write a narrative ending               

Knowledge Organisers: 

Science -  Sound 

Science - Light

Computing - Spreadsheets

Computing - Touch Typing

Geography - All Around the World

Art - Paint and Mixed Media

Home learning useful links:

Should your child need to self isolate, work will be sent home but the websites below have lots of activities for children to do at home.


Class teachers: Mrs Grice and Mrs Morley
Teaching assistant: Mrs Griffiths


  • Book bags can now be brought in to school so children should bring their reading records every day.
  • Please sign your child's reading record  after hearing them read. Children need to read at least three times a week at home.
  • Weekly spellings will be sent home every Friday. Please practise these with your child at home.
  • Water bottles and a fruit snack should be sent in with your child every day. Please remember to clearly label everything.
  • Please make sure that your child brings a coat every day as the weather is changeable.
  • PE is on Friday afternoon, children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on those days.
  • Blue Spruce also have PE every other Thursday afternoon. See newsletter for dates.

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The Blue Spruce Gallery

When learning about the Earth, we used plasticine to mould the different layers from the inner core all the way to the crust. 

Here we are making the decoration for our recycled drums. We used a wax-resistant technique and some action painting to create our finished designs: 


Our author visit from Thomas Taylor, who illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone and is the author of The Eeerie-on-sea series.

Little Gate Farm - decorating their Christmas tree with our hand made ornaments.