Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Goodall Class Year 3/4

Welcome to Goodhall Class.


In Goodhall Class Miss Thorpe is the teacher and Mrs Driver and Mrs Bradford are the ETAs.


This term, we are learning about Standing out from the Crowd in our Theme lessons. In Science we will learn about forces, by designing and building catapults, chariots and paper planes. We will also be extending our knowledge of circuits. In History and Geography, we will find out where the Romans invaded Britain and their life while here. We will be looking at Italy and the world changing Roman inventions. We will be finding out about women who stood out from the crowd, such as Boudicca. In Computing – we will be producing bar charts and using internet research linked to Romans, Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart. In Art and DT, we will create Roman mosaics, create self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo and tasting a Roman diet. In English, your child will learn about newspaper articles based on historical events, write letters from a Roman soldier away from home, write and perform haikus and cinquains. We will be reading ‘You wouldn’t want to be a Roman Soldier’ by David Stewart and ‘Fantastically Great Women’ by Kate Pankhurst. In Maths your child will be learning about multiplication, division and money (with decimals). . Please see our school website for further information about our curriculum.

In addition to this we will work with the Outdoor Learning teacher (Mrs. Earnshaw) on Wednesday mornings and the French teacher (Miss Juan) on Wednesdays.  We will also have brass lessons on Monday afternoons.

Key Information

PE and Swimming Days

All Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3/4) will have PE on Wednesdays. Your child will need a white top, black shorts and pumps on this day. Year 4 will go swimming on Tuesday afternoons, whilst Year 3 will have PE.

Year 4 will require:

Trunks (not swimming shorts) or a one piece swimsuit (not a bikini)

A swimming cap

A towel

Home Reading and Homework.

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books any day for changing.  Your child will receive homework on Thursday and we would like it to be returned on the following Wednesday.

Water Bottle and Pencil Cases.

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We ask that toys and sweets are not brought into school, but pencil cases are allowed. Finally, please ensure that all jumpers and cardigans have name labels in them.

Outdoor Learning.

We will be working closely with Mrs. Earnshaw for outdoor learning activities on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing, footwear, hats and sun cream if required.