Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Year 3/4

Welcome to the Kentmere Academy, Year 3/4 page. Students in Year 3/4 work hard on improving their skills and knowledge of challenging academic tasks within Maths, English, and topic-based subjects. Students flourish in our well-designed environments, developed for adventurous learning.

See our Curriculum Pages here.
See our Topic Cover Letter here.
See our Topic Curriculum Web here.
Read our Reading Strategy here.



At Kentmere Academy we believe in celebrating the success of our pupils at every suitable opportunity, from the smallest to the grandest achievement.  We know that positive reinforcement is an important part of each pupil’s personal growth and it is something we are proud to facilitate.

As teachers we are always thrilled when a child or group of children obtain a personal best, do something extraordinary or show great community spirit.

Celebration Assembly
Each week, one child from every class is chosen as Star of the Week - they receive a special badge and certificate in the Celebration Assembly for their outstanding efforts towards excellence. Parents of the child who are receiving this certificate are invited to the assembly.

Children who show exceptional kindness towards others are recognised on the ‘Kindness Tree’.
The class with the highest attendance receives £10 which they can use at the end of the year for a class celebration.

The children are awarded merits for good work, good behaviour, effort, achievement or by showing good manners to teachers and their peers.
25 merits - Bronze certificate and badge
50 merits - Silver certificate, badge and a prize from the treasure chest
75 merits - Gold certificate, badge and a book token

Reading Challenge Tree
As children read books at home, they move up the Reading Challenge Tree; they receive certificates and badges at the milestones of 20, 40 and 60 books.
Children who read 80 books at home receive a certificate and book token.

Times Tables
To support children with learning their multiplication and division facts, we use TimesTables Rockstars. As the children become more fluent, they are awarded with certificates and merits.
Rock Hero - 10 merits
Rock Legend - 8 merits
Rock Star - 5 merits
Headliner - 3 merits



Children have learning logs which are set every 2 weeks. Learning log challenges are sent out on a Thursday and this should be returned to school the Thursday before the new challenge is due.

Year 3 and 4 also have weekly Grammar and Maths homework, which is sent home on a Thursday and due in on a Wednesday.

They receive spelling lists every Friday in preparation for the spelling lessons the following week. Their spelling test is on a Friday.

In addition, the children are expected to read at home, and have their reading records signed, daily.

Daily- Reading, Spelling and Times Tables
Weekly - Grammar and Maths
Fortnightly-  Learning log challenges

See our Reading List here.
See our Homework Menu here.



Please ensure that children come to school with their book bags and reading records daily.
PE kits should remain in school and taken home during the half terms to be cleaned.
PE lessons take place on the following days for Year 3/4 children:
Mrs Hayward’s class - Tuesday and Wednesday
Miss Mangan’s class - Thursday and Friday
Mrs Yates’ class -  Thursday and Friday
Swimming dates TBC

Please see our Events Calendar here for reminders on events taking place.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20

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