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Class 4 - Mr. Adams

Welcome to Class 4's page - on here you will find information, homework, updates on what we have been doing in class and lots of photos. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me. Alternatively, send me an email to

Dates for the diary:

4th June: Return to school🏫

15th June: Year 3 Open Event👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

29th June: Summer Fair🎡

6th July: Sports Day 🤾🏻‍♀️

25th July: Summer Break☀️



Important Documents

Summer Newsletter

Y3/4 Calculation Policy 

Y3/4 Statutory Spellings

Grammar Glossary 



Literacy homework


Maths homework 

N/A. Go to the homework help section for guidance. 

 Topic homework 

Create your own garden - Overdue

Year 3/4 common exception words







Miss. Abbott's group: Meet/Meat/Four/For/See/Sea

Don't Forget:

Homework is handed out every Friday and returned the following Thursday

To read at least three times a week.

PE is on Mondays and Thursdays.


  Homework help:

  Year 3 Yearly Spelling List

Year 3 Writing Assessment Criteria 


Constantly displaying a growth mindset. 


For her eagerness to read.

Betsy & Jonathan 

Follow our ECO journey here!


Attends weekly school council meetings to share ideas.

The Viking Raid on Lindisfarne🤺 - 22/06/18

As our topic is Vikings, the children acted out the Lindisfarne attack. This will help them write a newspaper report about the attack. Great acting, Class 3KA!

That time a donkey came to visit🐴 - 22/06/18

Ruby, in 3RH, kindly brought her donkeys to school. The children got to feed and pet them. 

What a star!🌟

I received an email off Ava's mum, which read - Morning Mr. Adams, Ava has asked me to send over some pictures of her hair transformation to show the class. She had the chop last night and expressed that she would like to donate what she had cut off to the little princess trust. Well done, Ava! For more information:

Marsden Marathon🏃🏻‍♂️ - 15/06/18

The whole school took part in the annual Marsden Marathon. It was great to see everybody working hard and trying their very best. Thanks to all of the parents that came out to cheer us along. Don't forget to collect your sponsor money and bring it in to school. 

Year 3 Open Event👨‍👩‍👧‍👦📚 - 15/06/18

Today, our parents came into school to do some fun Viking and plant activities. In the hall, there was sycamore seed activity, a Viking quiz, badge making and Viking shield designing. We also displayed our gardens that we created for our topic homework. There was also a nature shape hunt. It was a fun morning and we can't wait to invite our parents in again!

Promethean ActivPanel Competition😄

Promethean are holding a competition to win one of their state of the art ActivPanels. To be in the chance of winning, you had to create a short video that tells Promethean why your class would benefit from an ActivPanel. Class 3KA decided to create a music video. The lucky winners will be selected by the end of June. Let's keep our fingers crossed!🤞🏽

For more information:

Soccer Aid⚽️ - 08/06/18

On Friday 8 June 2018, MJS took part in the Soccer Aid Playground Challenge. Thousands of children in school playgrounds across the UK will kick, bounce or carry a ball round an obstacle course that they’ve designed. The first ever Soccer Aid Playground Challenge is a brilliant way to get your whole school active, having fun and raising money to help children around the world. 

Parent Reading Workshop📚 - 22/05/18

Thanks to all of the parents who attended our first ever reading workshop. The parent reading workshop aimed to provide an insight into how we teach Guided Reading at Marsden Junior School. We demonstrated and discussed our VIPERS flow model and how it challenges our pupils on a daily basis. It was a fun afternoon and we can't wait to invite our parents in again! 

Dangerous Danelaw🛡 - 14/05/18

Today, we went to Danelaw! Danelaw Dark Age Village is a unique educational environment that is designed to support the study of life in Saxon, Viking or Medieval England. Comprising a number of houses, workshops and fields - the village offers an atmospheric learning environment within which children of all abilities can immerse themselves in the chosen topic. It was an amazing day and we loved spending the day as a viking.

Totally Totem!🎨 - 20/04/18

Today, we painted our totem poles to prepare for our new outdoor classroom. We worked in teams of three to paint our totem poles. Each group had a theme as their inspiration. One group had 'fun', another had 'together' and the final group had 'positivity'.

Rugby Rules!🏉 - 16/04/18

This term in P.E, we are doing rugby. So far, we have learnt how to do a handle the rugby ball, pass and catch. We love doing rugby with James on a Monday morning! 

In 'Poo' Process💩 - 16/03/18

Today, we learnt how the digestive system works. We used a clear bag to represent the stomach and tights to represent the intestine. We crunched and squished various foods in the bag, added orange juice (stomach acid) and water. After combining the ingredients, we transferred it to the intestine. We worked the stomach contents down the intestine until it made its way out of the other end. 

World Book Day📖 - 09/03/18

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. At Marsden Junior School, everybody dressed up as characters from their favourite books. In the morning in class 3KA, we decorated our door in a Dr. Suess theme. Throughout the day, the children had the opportunity to do various activities linked to some amazing books. They were: Mr men, Dr. Suess, BFG, Jungle Book, War Game, The Twits and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. 

Year 3 Open Event👨‍👩‍👧‍👦📚 - 09/03/18

Today, our parents came into school to do some fun China themed activities. In the hall, there was a chopstick challenge, fortune cookie and lantern making, ping pong and a Chinese quiz. In Mrs. Hill's room, we did some traditional Chinese painting. It was a fun morning and we can't wait to invite our parents in again!

"LOOK BEHIND YOU!"🎭 - 08/03/18

On Thursday night, Mr. Adams went to Ripponden Conservative Club to watch Jake and Molly in the Wizard of Oz. They were both absolutely fantastic and definitely stole the show! 

Parent Math Workshop➕ - 06.02.18

Thanks to all of the parents who attended our first ever math workshop. The parent math workshop aimed to provide an insight into how we teach maths at Marsden Junior School. We demonstrated and discussed how our mastery flow model challenges our pupils on a daily basis. We even put our parents through their paces as they had to complete our daily arithmetic test and times table challenge. It was a fun afternoon and we can't wait to invite our parents in again! 

Boccia Fun!🏐 - 01/02/18

Boccia is a seated, target, Paralympic sport that is played indoors with soft leather balls. It's sport of intriguing tactics, incredible skill and nail biting tension! It is also a new sport for MJS. On Thursday 1st February, we entered our first ever Boccia tournament with a team of Year 3 superstars. Dan, Rebecca and Lily demonstrated fantastic teamwork and determination and managed to win 2 of their 4 matches. What a result for our first ever try at Boccia! Well done!

The Perfect Combination🍫 - 25/01/18

Today in maths, we started our next topic - fractions. We learnt what a numerator and a denominator is. A numerator represents how many pieces there are and a denominator represents how many pieces there are altogether. We used chocolate to visually represent different fractions. At the end of the lesson, Mr. Adams let us have some of the chocolate! 

A Spring (roll) In Your Step🇨🇳 - 18/01/18

We have moved on from 'Extreme Earth and this term our topic is China. This morning, we made vegetable spring rolls. This will link with our literacy as we will be writing a set of instructions on how to make a spring roll. 

Bon Appetit!🇫🇷 - 17/01/18

On Wednesdays, we have French with Mrs. Brian. This week, we were giving preferences for different foods. For example: "J'adore la tomate" or "Je déteste le concombre". 

Ssssshhh, you're in a Library! - 17/01/18

Today, we went down to the local Library for the first time. We all got to check out a book that we will use in class when we do reading time. 

Amazing Athletics🤾🏻‍♀️ - 16/01/18

This term in P.E, we are doing athletics. So far, we have learnt how to do a standing long jump and practiced our standing shot put skills. We love doing athletics with Luke on a Tuesday! 

Piano Prodigy🎹 - 12/01/18

William has been taking piano lessons since April 2017 and he is currently on book 3. Today in music, he showed the class what he has been learning by playing 'Skip To My Lou' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars'. 3KA were very impressed, keep it up William!

Christingle Service🎅🏽 - 20/12/17

Today, we held our annual Christingle Service down at St. Bartholomew's Church. We performed our own version of 'Havana' by re-writing the lyrics to make them Christmas themed.

Culture Day🇫🇷 - 12/12/17

Bonjour! Today, it was Marsden Junior School’s culture day. In 3KA, we visited France! In the morning, we had hot chocolate and croissants whilst we learnt about how French children celebrate Christmas. Did you know, in some parts of France, Christmas comes early when Father Christmas (le Père Noël) brings small gifts and sweets for children on December 6th, the feast day of Saint-Nicolas. Also, we made French inspired baubles which we will be bringing home. After lunch, we made crêpes and watched Rodolphe le renne au nez rouge, which is the French version of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. Then, we made an informational poster or a fact file to show what we had learnt throughout the day. It was a fun day and we can’t wait for culture day 2018. Mr. Adams recorded the whole event for the school, stay tuned as the video will be uploaded to the homepage.

Angle Challenge! - 06/12/17

On Wednesdays, we do problem solving with Mrs. Brian. Today, our challenge was to make a shape or pattern using only 6 sticks. We competed against each other as the shape/pattern with the most right angles won. 

Types of Angles song⦜- 28/11/17

Here is our 'Types of Angles' music video. We worked really hard recording the vocals, filming it and putting it all together. We hope you like it!

UP, UP AND AWAY!☁️ - 24/11/17

This morning, we flew our kites that we made for our topic homework. We discussed why some kites flew higher than others and how the shape, weight, and materials could have hindered it's performance. 

Year 3 Open Event👨‍👩‍👧‍👦📚 - 24/11/17 

Today, our parents came into school to do some fun 'Extreme Earth' activities. In the hall, there was a rainbow skittle activity, an 'Extreme Earth' quiz, photo booth and we displayed our homemade kites. In Mr.Adams' room, we made crazy tornados in a bottle using glitter, water and washing up liquid. In Mrs. Hill's room, we painted some amazing tornado patterns. It was a fun morning and we can't wait to invite our parents in again! 

Shape Fun!🔴🔶-23/11/17

Over the past 2 weeks, we have been exploring angles, 2D and 3D shapes. We went into the hall with long pieces of string and made different 2D shapes. Mr. Adams called out a shape and we had to use our bodies as the vertices to make that shape. We also made 3D shapes using straws and play dough. Stay tuned for our 'Types of angle' music video. In the meantime, enjoy this slideshow. 

MAGNA!🌪- 15/11/17

Today, we went to Magna! Magna is a science centre set in the former Templeborough steelworks. We explored the 'Earth, Fire, Water and Air Pavilions'. We also watched 'The Big Melt', which is a fantastic show recreating the history and working of 'E' furnace, one of 6 electric arc furnaces that once melted the steel. We loved going to 'The Fire Pavilion' as it creates an awesome five metre fire tornado!🔥 In 'The Air Pavilion', we got to experience extreme winds. We were all blown away!💨

A trip to the 'Grand Theatre' of Pompeii🎭 - 13/11/17

Class 3KA went on another journey - this time -  to 'The Grand Theatre of Pompeii. Unfortunately, whilst we were there, we felt earthquake tremors and had to escape. When we got back to class, we were put in the 'hot seat' and interviewed. We had to use our imagination and explain how we were feeling. 

Remembrance Day🌹- 10/11/17

This year as we were not at school on Remembrance Day, we decided to pay our respects a day early. The whole school gathered around the war memorial for a 2 minute silence. 

LET'S DANCE!💃🏻- 07/11/17

This term in P.E we are doing dance. Miss. Kimmings helped us to create an 'Extreme Earth' dance to relate to our topic. We started off as icicles then melted down to the ground.

A trip to the harbour of Pompeii🚣🏻 - 02/11/17

Class 3KA went on a journey to find the harbour of Pompeii. The children had to use their imagination and say what they could see. Here are some fantastic examples: 

  • ES - "I can see the old fishermen catching wet fish."
  • MH - "I can hear the vicious waves crashing against the rusty boats."
  • JL - "The fluffy clouds danced across the blue sky."

We are the word, we are the children"👫🎤- 20/10/17

On Friday 20th October, Marsden Junior School went down to the local church for our harvest festival. Each year group performed a song or poem. Year 3's theme was giving and the song we chose was 'We Are The World' by Michael Jackson. We hope you all enjoyed our singing!🎤

BREAKING NEWS!📰 17/10/17

Today, we filmed our news and weather reports. We used a camera, green screen and a special ring light.

FREEZE!❄️ - 12/10/17


We are currently reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. In chapter 3, a crack appears in the ground. We had to pick a character and Mr. Adams interviewed us whilst we were freeze framing. We had think about how they would be feeling. 

What's inside?🌍 - 04/10/17 

Our topic this term is 'Extreme Earth'. The children have been learning about the different layers inside of the earth! 3KA made an earth out of playdough. We cut it in half to reveal all the different layers.

RUN!🏃🏽 - 03/10/17


Some of the members of 3KA competed in a cross country event. Well done TA, JD, EF, and ES. 

Gymnastics👯 - 03/10/17

Today in P.E, we used the wall apparatus. We had to discover unique ways of balancing on the equipment in the hall. 3KA really enjoy doing gymnastics with Mrs. Schofield. We do gymnastics every Tuesday morning. 

Let's dig!🌻 - 26.09.17


Today, we went out to the garden area. We found loads of peas that will be replanted. We also dug up weeds and put them in the compost. 

 Born to Move💃🏻 - 21.09.17

Every Thursday morning, we have our 'Born to Move' session. We do loads of exciting dance routines! At the end of the session we enjoy some relaxation time.