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Parkend Primary School

The small school with BIG ideas!



Welcome to The Foxes Class (Y3 and 4) 2022/2023!

Please scroll down to see what we have been up to! 

You can also find helpful information about our classroom here.


Class Teachers: Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Wright





Teaching Assistant: Mrs.Thorne



Meet Class 2

Timetable of our Week: Summer 2022: Year 3 and 4

In English, we will be basing our writing on a script called 'The Plague' by Jane Considine. Our class reading book is also linked with our writing ( based on the Plague Village in Derbyshire) 'Children of Winter' by Berlie Doherty. In guided reading, we will be studying called 'The Demon Headmaster' by Gillian Cross

Foxes and Oberon (from Yorkley) Class' Trip to Dean Heritage to learn all about the Iron Age/history in the Forest of Dean

The Foxes were creating advertisement posters for historical transport - during a history workshop with Gloucester Rugby. This story was also in the local newspapers!

Creating a Fashion Moodboard (Studying fashion icon Vivienne Westwood)

Creating a composition piece (for the Composition Challenge with the London Sinfonietta Orchestra)

The foxes were learning about baking bread during their DT lessons

Art; Using Charcoal to create an image of a Victorian/Gothic lantern

Gloucester Rugby Visitor; Victorian games workshop

English Experience Day; The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Class 2; Writing Autumn Poetry - Searching for all things Autumn!



PE is every Thursday afternoon. Currently the Year 3 and 4 pupils are practicing athletics. 


Please ensure that your child is wearing their PE kit when they arrive at school on Thursdays. 

Your child must be wearing the correct PE kit when they attend this lesson. 

For more information, please see the Parents; Uniform section on our website. 





Homework is handed out on a Monday every week and should be returned on the following Monday

Your child will usually be given English, maths or topic related challenges each week (usually two tasks). If you or your child need any support with the work set, please speak to Mrs. Cooper as soon as possible.


Reading books will be changed on a Monday (or more often where possible), please ensure you return it before Monday, with a comment in the home reading record, if you would like it changed. We do aim to change books twice a week. Children are able to write in their reading records but in order to get a new book, it must be signed by an adult. 


If you have any questions about the homework, please do not hesitate to ask Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Wright or Mrs. Thorne. 

Other information for parents


Celebration assembly is normally every Friday. This will begin at 10.20am and children will be able to collect any awards and celebrate any achievements with the school. Once a month, we hope to be visited by 'Open the Book', which is an exciting Christian faith based assembly, led by a member of the Local Parkend Church team. 


There are usually a number of exciting afterschool clubs run by the Parkend. Details of these will be sent out to parents over the coming weeks. 



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