Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

01454 866516

Christ Church CofE Junior School

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Welcome to the Lower Band

Year 4 Barton Camp - please hand in permission slips and deposits ASAP.

Year 3 Parents - next year's Year 4 Barton Camp!

Please follow this link for more information about Barton Camp, which will take place on Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th October 2018.

Home Learning

Our termly home-learning projects and spellings lists for term 6 will be available soon.

Our topic this term...

Where in North America would you rather live?

From snowy Canada to the deserts in Mexico, from the Caribbean islands to New York city, North America is an amazing place! This term we will be learning all about life on this huge continent. Using maps, globes and satellite imagery, we will learn where North America is and how close it is to the equator, the Arctic and the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. We will learn about the different cities and countries that make up North America and locate all the major physical features such as rivers, mountains, hills and coasts. We will compare and contrast different countries, identifying similarities and differences and finding out all about the people who live and work in the very different places across the continent.


In the Lower Band this term, we will be revisiting many of the features we have been learning to use this year. Children in 34AD, 4RH and 4GE will be writing non-chronological reports about North America and using a range of descriptive techniques in narrative and poetry. In 3SG and 3DK, we will be writing stories, focusing on describing settings, characters and creating really exciting plots!


This term we will be concentrating on geometry, position and direction as well as revising different topics we have covered this year. In geometry, year 3 will be learning about the properties of 2D shapes and how to draw 2D shapes and make 3D shapes. In year 4, we will be recognising different types of angles, investigating the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals and learning about how coordinates work. To help at home, don't forget that regular practice of times tables will help your child in many areas of maths such as multiplication, division and fractions.

Religious Education

Our focus this term will be on how Christianity is celebrated in different countries across the continents of Europe and North America.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In PSHE this term, we will be covering sex and relationships education and we will be exploring the importance of rules and responsibilities and how they relate to our everyday lives.


This term we will cover athletics, cricket and rounders, focussing on how to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in combination.

Modern Foreign Languages

In French, we will find out how to say what we like and we dislike, including our hobbies.


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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