Our learning

A warm welcome back to Year 3 and 4 (September 2018)

We hope you had a super Summer Holiday and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead! We are looking forward to our first school trip of the year – a visit to Harrogate Theatre and the opportunity to use our imaginations and travel back to Victorian Harrogate in a workshop led by the team at Hive!

All the children are looking very smart in their Autumn school uniforms and are taking great care of their Partnership Books and presentation of their work – a fantastic start!

Coming soon… an update of our Curriculum Topics for the term, our new School Council Representatives are revealed and the launch of the terrific Times Table Rock Stars!

We were rockin’ – It’s a fact! (27th April 2018)

This week we performed our play The Rockin’ Romans to audiences in St. Paul’s Church on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Here are a few of the slides from our accompanying Powerpoint Presentation that was used as a backdrop:

Year III and IV presentation

Angles Hunt! (Spring Term 2nd Half 2018)

Year 3 have been learning about types of angles in Maths. We have enjoyed spotting different angles in and around the classroom. Click on the link below to listen to a song we’ve learnt about types of angles!

Year 3 and 4 Residential Trip to Castleton – Snow much fun learning about the Romans!

Learning the songs for our Roman Play!

Every Wednesday afternoon we have been learning the songs that we will perform in our Roman Play! Click on the links below to listen to four of them:

Is that a Fact?


Oh, the strata of society!

Roman Gods and Goddesses

30th January 2018 – Wash those hands!

This term in P.S.H.C.E. we have been finding out how to keep healthy. We have learnt about the importance of exercise, healthy eating and sleep. Today, we talked about how being hygienic can help prevent germs spreading. We created posters to illustrate this – a visual reminder to always wash our hands!

29th-30th January 2018 – One book, many books!

In R.E. this half term we are learning about The Bible. This week, we played group games to learn that The Bible is one book that contains 66 books!

22nd December 2017 – The Christmas Carol Service

We enjoyed taking part in the service at St. Peter’s Church. We performed our song “Longing for Light” and held our paper lanterns in the parade.

13th and 14th December 2017 – We’re famous!

Channel 5’s A Great Yorkshire Christmas featured some of our Y3 and 4 pupils at the Harrogate Christmas Lights Switch-On event! Did you spot anyone you know?

27th November 2017 – Money, Money, Money!

It’s Enterprise Week at St. Peter’s! This year’s theme was all about Money. We learnt about how we could “Grow a pound”, and designed and made Christmas decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair.

13th November – 17th November 2017 – An Egg-citing Week!

A mysterious egg-shaped object has been found at St. Peters. Where has it come from? What is inside? We let our imaginations run wild and produced some egg-cellent creative writing!

6th November 2017 – Lantern Workshop

We made colourful lanterns combining sticks, tape, tissue and glue. It was quite a tricky task! Super teamwork everyone!

13th October 2017 – Who Dunnit?!

We played scientific detectives in a bid to solve a 70 million-year-old mystery. We were given a variety of clues in the puzzle of who or what killed Trixie the Triceratops!


1oth May 2017 – We have legs!

Some of our tadpoles are beginning to grow legs! They have been eating lots and are growing to be very big!

4th and 4th May 2017 – ‘Do You Hear the Vikings Sing?’

Well done to all of Year 3 and 4 who participated in our production of ‘Do You Hear the Vikings Sing?’ – you were amazing! You wowed the audience by being brilliantly clear, loud and enthusiastic. Here are some photos of us in action.

Vernon Kaythorpe – host of Family Fortunes!

Bjorn the Beserker!

Terrifying Vikings

Miss Athena – class teacher

20th March 2017 – Science Week

We have had a delivery of tadpoles! We were extremely lucky to be given some frogspawn and are now patiently waiting for them to hatch. Watch this space.

2nd March 2017 – World Book Day

St Peter’s has been taken over by book characters! Lots of children in year 3/4 brought their favourite book to school and dressed up as that character. The costumes were great and we loved chatting about each story.


We’ve had a busy and fun half term in year 3/4. We particularly enjoyed the drinks experiment which was carried out during the last week. We wanted to find out which drink would cause the most damage to our teeth over a period of time. Obviously we didn’t want to use real teeth so we used egg shell instead as this is very similar to the enamel on our teeth. We left the egg shell sitting in the drinks for the whole week. Class 6 found that out of all the juices they tried, fresh orange juice caused the most damage. For class 7 and their different varieties of cola drinks, it was cherry flavoured Pepsi Max, and Class 8’s lemon drinks – San Pellegrino. Here are some photos of our findings…

We also participated in Judo workshops which were so fun. We had a great time and learnt some new moves!

23rd January – Writing week 

We have had a great week learning about the seasons based on the book ‘The Snowy Day’. In English we have been writing a poem a day for each one of the seasons and then in art in the afternoons, we have been painting to create a final piece.


Autumn term – we have had a very exciting term across all of our subjects. Here are a few photos to show you what we have been up to!

We particularly enjoyed science, we were learning about sound – we made a kazoo from a straw, paper cup telephones and experimented with vibrations to work out how sound is made.