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)

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!

Home Learning

Our termly home-learning projects and spellings tasks can be found below. 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.

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Our topic this term...

Could you live in the Stone Age?

Imagine: no TV, no internet, no electricity, no cars, no shops! How would you survive? Don’t worry – this term year 3 and 4 will learn how to live in the Stone Age! From hunting and gathering to fending off bears and wolves, we will learn how early settlers in Britain cooked, made tools, kept warm and built shelters. Look out for some exciting top-secret events in class very soon!

Also coming up soon is our year 4 camp. We are really excited about returning to the fantastic Barton Camp and will be sending out further information very soon.


Linked with our book The Stone Age Boy, we will be writing non-chronological reports about what life was like in the Stone Age! Later in the term, we will be writing stories based on the Iron Man.


To start the year, we will be concentrating on number and place value. We will also be covering calculation (including times tables). If you would like to help your child at home, times tables are a brilliant place to get started! Please see your child’s teacher for more ideas or for information about what is being covered in each class week-by-week.

Religious Education

Our focus this term will be on Christianity and creation. We will also be celebrating the Harvest festival in a few weeks’ time.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In PSHE, we will be getting to know each other in our new classes and learning about the importance of communication to help us develop healthy and respectful friendships.


Using sketching, we will be exploring cave art and its meaning to create fantastic representations of some of the very earliest forms of art!


In computing, we will be covering e-safety and digital literacy. We will be learning about how the internet is a useful tool for communication and collaboration and we will be focusing on the importance of staying safe online, using the internet responsibly and knowing how to protect our personal information.


Indoor PE this term will be gymnastics, where we will be learning how to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. We will also be improving our football skills during outdoor games. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school every day.


In music, year 3 will be singing and year 4 will be learning about cyclic rhythms using our fantastic djembe drums!


Look out for weekly homework in maths and English as well as an exciting home-learning project linked to our Stone Age topic. This will be appearing online soon!

Can you help?

As always, we would love any parent helpers for reading. Please see your child’s teacher if you can spare half an hour a week.


Thank you for your support,


The Lower Band Team

Mr Desmond, Mrs Elliott, Miss Harris, Mrs Knott and Mrs Groves


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...