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Fairfield Community Primary School

Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559


Year 3 and 4

Welcome to  France's page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the curriculum can also be found on the Curriculum Overview page. 

Teacher: Mrs Khan

Teaching Assistants: Miss Edgar and Mr Cawood


World War One

Have you ever heard of Edith Cavell? 

As part of our learning about World War One, we learnt all about the role women played during the war. We focused our learning on a British nurse. We presented what we learnt to the rest of the school using drama. 

Click here to listen to the sound clip to find out about the British Nurse, Edith Cavell.

Black History Month

The Space Race

As part of Black History month we studied four African-American women that were instrumental in enabling American astronauts explore space for the first time.

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson (Click on Katherine's name to learn more about her) and Christine Darden lived at a time when being a black woman limited what you could achieve. These four intelligent women did not let this stop them from achieving their dreams. They all worked at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) using their incredible knowledge of maths to help with the Space Race. They are proof that hard work, perseverance and determination means that you can conquer even the most challenging obstacles. 


Below are pictures of the artwork that we created as part of our learning.


Light and Dark

As part of our Science based topic, Final Frontier, we looked at light and dark. We learnt all about how a shadow was formed. To extend our learning, we were set the challenge of creating shadow puppets at home and exploring how we could use these. 

Jocelyn, worked with her mum and sister to create shadow puppet shows to music. Have a look at the pictures below to see the shadow puppets they created.

The Food of France

We have been learning all about our class country, France. As part of this, we tasted a range of food from France, including cheese, croissants and baguettes. Some of us had never tasted some of these food before. It was great fun and we evaluated the food we tasted.


Water, Water Everywhere

Our topic this half term is all about water. In English we have been studying the book FLOOD by Alvaro F. Villa.

As part of this we have written poems about a storm arriving. We performed our poems to the class. Watch this space as we will be uploading videos of these soon.


Is water a solid or a liquid?

We have also been investigating solids and liquids. Before our investigation we had to decide whether we thought the statements below were true or false. Have a look at the statements. Do you know whether they are true or false? Do you know the properties of solids and liquids? When we have finished our topic, we will post on here to share what we have learnt.

Online Safety

Welcome to North America's online safety assembly. 

In class we have been practising the skill of using a safe search engine to find out about how to stay safe online. We read a story about Digie Duck and used our online safety knowledge to give him advice on how to stay safe. We re-created the story and used iMovie to film and publish them. 


Want to become an expert on volcanoes?

Well come and speak to North America class!

We have been learning all about volcanoes and you will be able to become an expert too when we set up a link to a selection of our volcano leaflets.

As part of our homework we were asked to create a volcano. Mrs Khan was extremely impressed by our creations. Some of them even erupt so hopefully next week we will be able to go and test them out.

Have you ever built a pyramid?


As part of our topic on Ancient Egypt we had a homework task of building a pyramid out of any material we wanted. We then wrote instructions about how we made it and even completed some challenging pyramid maths. 

Have a look at some of the brilliant pyramids we built.

Can you work out what they are made of and how they were built?

A visit from Warburtons 

As part of our topic about Healthy Humans we have been learning all about healthy foods. Warburtons came to visit us to teach us all about how to prepare and make a healthy sandwich. 

WATCH THIS SPACE! We will be uploading instructions about how to make these healthy sandwiches so you can have a go at making them at home too.

Do you want to listen to fabulous fables?

Well you are in the right place!

We have been writing and recording our own fables based on those by Aesop.

Have a listen!

A trip back in time!

As part of our topic on John Kay and the Industrial Revolution we visited Helmshore Mill.

We learnt all about the cotton industry in Lancashire and what we would be doing if we were children working in the mill.

Have a look at the pictures and see if you can work out what any of the machines were used for.