Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

01454 866516

Christ Church CofE Junior School

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Lower Band

Welcome to the Lower Band! 

Please follow these links for the latest news:

Lower Band Letters

Year 3 Parents Meeting

Please follow the links below for more information about your child's class.

Starling Class (Year 3 - Mrs Groves)

Swallow Class (Year 3 - Mrs Knott)

Woodpecker Class (Year 3/4 - Mr Desmond)

Wagtail Class (Year 4 - Miss Harris)

Robin Class (Year 4 - Mrs Elliott)

Home Learning

Our termly home-learning projects can be found below. This term there are two main tasks to complete linked to our Roman Day on Tuesday 23rd January and also our Book Emporium, happening at 2:30pm on Thursday 8th February.

Maths tasks will be set by your child's class teacher and will be sent home every Thursday. Maths homework should be returned each Tuesday.

Please find this term's spellings lists below. Please note there are now separate lists for year 3 and year 4 but spellings will continue to be taught and tested in the same way as last term.


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Spellings Term 3 Year 3.pdfDownload
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Our topic this term...

What did the Romans do for us?

If you were a Roman soldier, what would you think about arriving in Britain? This term, we will be learning about what life was like in Britain before the Romans arrived, discovering more about ancient Roman society and investigating how life changed in Britain after the Roman invasion.  We will also be learning about modern day Italy and comparing its geographical features with the UK. On Tuesday 23rd January, children should come to school dressed as Romans for a very special visitor!


In the Lower Band this term, we will be focussing on narrative before moving on to writing newspaper reports about the volcanic eruption in Pompeii! Some of our key texts will be The Captive Celt by Terry Deary, Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawerence and Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit.


This term we will be concentrating on measurement, area, perimeter and decimals. Times tables are a really important foundation for work on fractions so please keep practising the times tables up to 12x12. Year 3s should concentrate on 3x, 4x and 8x if they are not yet confident with these and year 4 should be learning their 6x, 7x and 9s this year. Please let us know if your child needs another copy of their Times Tables Rockstar login so they can access this fun resource online at home.

Religious Education

Our focus this term will be on Christianity and key people in the Bible. We will be exploring the stories of Noah and Abraham and reflecting on the vows and covenants that Christians make today.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In PSHE this term, we will be concentrating on health and well-being, including nutrition and food. We will be learning about Fair Trade fortnight.


We will be exploring Roman art and mosaics, using sketching, printing and other techniques to produce some colourful and detailed replicas.


In computing, we will be learning all about computer networks including the internet and how they can provide multiple services. We will also explore the opportunities networks offer for communication and collaboration and consider how to use search technologies safely, respectfully and responsibly.


Indoor PE this term will be team games, including benchball, and outdoor PE will be hockey, where we will be learning about the principles of attacking and defending during a competitive game. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school every day.


We will be exploring Gospel music and practicing using our voices with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.


Thank you for your support,


The Lower Band Team

Year 4 - Barton Camp

We had a fantastic time away at Barton Camp this week. A big thank you to Miss Harris and Mrs Elliott who organised the trip and also to Mrs Osborne, Mrs Lovell, Mrs Pollock, Miss Tucker and Miss Jones who all generously gave up their time to support us with making it a fantastic 3 days. Have a look at our twitter page to see all the amazing photos!

Don't forget to check out our class pages for more information about what happening in your child's class.

What's on this term...

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