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Our E.U. Referendum at Robert Bakewell

Grammar definitions - due to high demand from parents, I have found a document that explains the grammatical terms that we use in class, hope you find it helpful.

There's No Place Like Home

Calling all polystyrene pizza bases! If you have any of these at home please bring them in as we will be needing them to create some beautiful art work.

Calke Abbey May 2016

Well done to Harry who gained the most dojos in 3/4D  this term through hard work and being a wonderful friend to others. It was very close as we have had lots of hard workers and acts of kindness this term. We will start fresh next term so I'm looking forward to seeing how many we can get as a class. 😃

We had such a fun afternoon writing poems and making Easter cards. Happy Easter everyone! See you in two weeks.

We have all had a wonderful Spring term and you have all been working very hard.  Well done 3/4D!


I have posted a PowerPoint (and PDF) which explain how to form our cursive handwriting just in case any of you keen beans want to practise during the holidays.smiley 


There are also links below for some super interactive websites where you can practise your times tables and number bonds. 


I have also added a few word searches as I know you all love a good challenge!


Have an amazing Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Mrs Duncan surprise

Scientist Presentations - This week, we have been telling our class about famous scientists we have been researching this term. Here are some photos of us standing up in front of our audience.

Year 3/4 Spellings Word Search, for those of you who are looking for a challenge this Easter!

Cursive Handwriting PowerPoint - tips and demonstrations of how we form our cursive letters. I have just checked the PowerPoint from my phone and it appears to have a different f, g, j and y which are not correct. If it is not cursive when you look please ignore them and I will show you these in school after the holidays. Mrs Duncan. 🙈 😁 🐣🐥

3/4D Extreme readers!

Photos of our science explorations this year!

3/4D helping XFactor hosts with their grammar!

Year 3 and 4 Rocks, Stones and Bones. Spring 2016

Now that it's getting close to the festive season, we will be starting to learn some Christmas Carols for our 'Carols around the Christmas Tree concert'. Here are a few links so you can have a sing song at home.

We have been having lots of fun in science this term, we have been finding out all about light. Including how light travels, where light comes from and how shadows are formed.

Why not try some of these fun Roman activity sheets during half term?

Thank you


Thank you to everybody who has come in to school for parents evening.  It has been wonderful showing you all of the great work that we have been doing this term.  frown




I have attached a document which shows you the letter formation of the cursive handwriting that we use at Robert Bakewell.  It would be fantastic if the children practise their handwriting as we are really keen to improve this throughout the school.  I have already noticed a big improvement this term, but if we can keep going with this as an on-going target that would be great. If anybody has any questions regarding this please let me know. frown




We will be continuing with our Roman topic after half term as the children are getting on very well with it and there is still a lot to cover.  We have found out lots of interesting facts and have had lots of fun with it so far. 

Other topics we will be covering in year 3/4 will be:

  • There's no place like home
  • Rocks, Stones and Bones
  • How does your garden grow?
  • Adventurers and Explorers.




In general the standard of homework has been good this term and is improving week by week.  It is extremely important that the children complete their homework every week and that it is handed in on a Wednesday.  I would like the children to make sure that the standard of their presentation is as good as their work in school and that it is completed using a pencil if possible.  Although most children complete sentences for their spelling words each week a few have been forgetting this. sad 




It has also come to my attention that a few children have not yet brought their school books home with them, all children have their own reading wallet and record sheet and should be reading as much as possible at home.  This will help their school work, and will help the children become more confident readers.  It is important for  children to read a variety of texts too, so if you're out and about ask your child to read menus, instructions, signs, directions and papers.  frown


Fun Stuff


I have also added a few links that might be fun to use over the half term break.


Have a wonderful week and I'll look forward to seeing you all on Monday the 26th!


Mrs Duncan frown



frownWelcome to class 3/4D!


We have had a fantastic start to the year and I am very proud of you all, well done!


 We will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let me know!

Just a quick reminder that we have PE on Monday and Wednesday in year 3/4 so everyone must remember their PE kit. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.


I hope you have all enjoyed our new Roman song, here is a link for you to watch at home. Enjoy!


Mrs Duncan 

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