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.

Van Gogh Class: Years 3 and 4

Welcome to Summer in Van Gogh Class!

There will be a separate theme each week for this half term.


Week 7 beginning 13th July

Hello everyone,

It is our final week of the school year, and what a strange year it has been.

Thank you for all your hard work at home during the last few weeks.

This week’s theme is Safety.

As we come out of lockdown make sure you continue to keep safe wherever you are.

Enjoy the 7 weeks before school begins again. Remember after this week you are on holiday from school!

Start looking at this website and the Dojo App at the end of August for new school information.

Challenge 1 Resources

Challenge 2 Resources

Challenge 3 Resources

Challenge 4 Resources

Challenge 5 Resources

Extra  Activities.


 You may want to play these games as a family or use the ideas to create your own games linked to times tables.  Have fun with it!

 Challenge and Chance Cards.pdfDownload
 Mathopoly Certificate.pdfDownload
 Mathopoly Game Board 2xA4.pdfDownload
 Mathopoly Game Board A3.pdfDownload
 Mathopoly Game Board A4.pdfDownload
 Mathopoly Score Board.pdfDownload
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5. Useful Websites and Links

NEW Link - Code with Carl: Youtube: Code with Carl.
NEW Link - Jump Start Jonny: https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PDFwCV0HHcl08-1SzdiBw/videos
NEW Link - Vooks: https://www.vooks.com/. You can sign up for a whole year free as a homeschool educator here: https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation
NEW Link - Yorkshire Days In: https://www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/yorkshire-days-in Welcome to Yorkshire have produced a useful 'Days in' guide with lots of activities to try.
TT Rockstars
Numbots - Same login for TTRS
Spelling Frame
Go Noodle for Families
Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube
BBC Bitesize Learn and Revise
Hour of Code
Dance Mat Typing
Woodland Trust - Outdoor Learning Activities
Websites offering free resources during the Coronavirus outbreak

Welcome to Van Gogh Class. We are a mixture of Years 3 and 4!


We would like to welcome your child to their new class. 

In Van Gogh class, the teacher is Miss Thorpe and the teaching assistant is Mrs Ramsden. 


Latest Newsletters


This term we are learning all about ‘Sub-Zero!’ We are conducting lots of experiments with ice and investigating changing state, shadows and magnets. We have read ‘Emperor’s Egg’ and we have researched Emperor Penguins and the Polar Regions, and we have learnt about Global Warming. Now we are reading The Snow Queen so that we can produce our own shadow puppet version of the story.

After the holidays we will read ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ and find out all about the Polar expedition of Ernest Shackleton.

In addition to this, we still have outdoor learning with Mr Maguire cooking lessons with Miss Parker. As well as music, PE, French and RE lessons. Year 4 have continued with their swimming lessons and are doing extremely well. Year 3 are continuing with brass and are really impressing their teacher.  We are a very talented bunch indeed!

Key Information for Years 3 and 4 ...

PE Days and Year 4 Swimming

We have PE on Wednesdays. Your child will need a white T shirt, black shorts and either trainers or pumps on this day.  You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.

Year 4 will go swimming on Tuesdays with Mrs Greenwood, Mrs Daftar, Mrs Godfrey and Mr Allott.  They will need a towel, a swimming costume (full costume for girls, not bikinis / swimming trunks for boys, not loose or baggy boxer style shorts) and a swimming hat.

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 daily for changing and aim to read at least 3 times per week to an adult at home. 

Your child will receive a purple homework book which will contain the topic homework for the unit. Your child should select tasks which interest them from the “menu” of options and work on them over the term.

We will also send weekly spellings and number facts home to practise on Fridays. You should be spending a maximum of 15 minutes on spellings and maths facts each week for homework.  If you feel that weekly homework is taking longer than this, please speak to your class teacher. Our homework policy is available for you to view on the school website.

Water Bottles

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day.

School Messages


Please follow Year 3 and 4 on Twitter:


We regularly post updates, reminders and photos of your child’s class and work on here.

School Jotter App

Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.

Class Dojo

Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo on line.