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Layton Class

Year 3 and year 4 make up Layton Class.

The class teacher is Mrs Dear.


Spring 2024

We started the year off with a fantastic pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.  Layton class have written their own versions of the story, complete with book covers and blurbs.  We have been debating who is really causing the problems in the story. Is it the Giant, terrorising the village? Or perhaps none of this would have happened if Jack had not bought those magic beans!

We have lots to look forward to this term.

In our English, we are going to be using another wonderful book, Until I met Dudley.  Dudley is a dog who knows how everything works and will be helping us to write instructions using imperative verbs.


In History we are continuing to explore the Roman Empire and will look at how life changed in Britain after the conquest.

In Science,  we are moving on to our plant topic, learning about the different parts of a plant and the functions of each part. We will devise our own experiment to find out what a plant needs to germinate, and to grow.

Autumn 2023

What a wonderful start to the year!  We have started this term with some fantastic books, and lots of amazing learning.

In English, we were transported to the circus with our book, Leon and the Place Between. We have created engaging posters and persuasive speeches. Would you step into the magic box? Layton class might convince you, one way, or the other.

In History, we are learning about the Stone Age with some big questions to explore. Were they always just hunter-gatherers and if not, what changed?  We carried this topic into our art, and have been mark-making and drawing like Paeolithic stone-age people.

In Science, we are exploring States of Matter.  We made predictions about raisins in lemonade and recorded the results. Mrs Dear said that rice was a liquid because we can pour it, but we tested her theory and proved that it was a solid



Summer 2022- Kingswood

We loved our residential trip away to Kingswood in Norfolk. We took part in some really fun (and sometimes nerve-wracking) activities such as caving, climbing, laser tag and low ropes. We even had time to visit the beach!