Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Rooks Nest Class - Years 3 and 4




Welcome to Rooks Nest Class!


We are a mixed class of Year 3 and 4 pupils.  We are the oldest class in the school which means that we get to have lots of responsibilities e.g. assembly monitors, play leaders and buddies to the reception children.  The Years 4’s also get leadership roles across the school, including being Librarians or Eco Warriors.  Our class teachers are Mrs O’Brien and Mrs Jordan and our teaching assistant is Miss Adams.


In Rooks Nest, we always try to do our best work in every lesson. We have lots of fun learning and we love a challenge.  We learn maths through math mastery and enjoy lessons that contain small steps enabling us to solve a variety of different challenges.  In English, we start each writing sequence with a wow lesson which makes us excited to create a piece of writing that we publish to an audience.


Each half term we have a new topic and this year our topics are Cave folk, Robots, Active Planet, Need for speed, Once upon a modern time, Ancient Greece.  At the start of every topic we have a Big Bang which gets us excited about the topic ahead.


We are very lucky in this school as we get specialist teachers teaching us PE, Music and Forest School.  At Christmas, our class get the lead parts in the nativity and we perform an end of year play in the summer term to our families.


On alternate years we go either on a residential trip to Kingswood where we learn lots of new skills and try new activities such as the zip wire and crate stacking, or we go to Grafham Water where we take part in lots of team building and water activities.  


We love being in Rooks Nest as our teacher makes learning fun!