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Leiston Primary School

Gecko - Miss Gissing

Welcome to Gecko Class!

Gecko class is taught by Miss Gissing and will also be supported by Mrs Dale.


The Year 3/4 team have been working hard to create an exciting and interesting curriculum for this year which will engage and motivate you in your learning! You can find an overview of our topics across the year in the document below. Make sure that you check this page regularly as it will be frequently updated with new information and dates. To find out a little bit more about myself, Miss Gissing, please click on the link below to see my profile! 

Summer Term



Our topic this term is 'The Show Must Go On!' 

We will be exploring the magical world of the circus, the history of entertainment and leisure, our local area and so much more. 

Please see the document below for a detailed outline of our curriculum this term. 


Homework will be set on Seesaw each Wednesday and we continue to expect the children to read at least 4 times per week and continue to practise their multiplication and division using Times Table Rockstars. 

There will continue to be rewards for those who practise these key skills regularly.

Spring Term


Welcome to the Spring Term! Although it has started very differently to how we had hoped we still have a full term of fun-packed learning for you to enjoy, even if it is remotely!


Please find below the Year 3 and 4 curriculum overview for the Spring Term...

We have been so impressed at how well you have been getting on with all the challenges we keep setting you and how supportive and caring you have been towards each other. So many of you are showing such maturity and resilience and we are proud of each and every one of you!!


If you complete any extra research or work at home we would love to see it! Please share it with us via SeeSaw. It has been great to see all the fantastic work you have been doing. 


Please remember to also read at least 4 times a week and to practise your times tables on the new APP, 'Times Tables Rockstars'...

Home learning - Here is a slideshow of some fantastic pieces of work completed by children from our class

Overview of class expectations


Reading: There will be an expectation that reading will be done regularly at home, either supported by an adult or independently. This will be checked and encouraged at school as well and regular readers will be rewarded. Reading for at least 10 minutes a day, or at least four times a week, has a massive impact on the confidence and fluency of the child reading. It also helps develop their vocabulary and understanding!

Let's see if we can be brilliant bookworms this year!


Homework: There will be weekly maths, English and spelling homework that will be set on seesaw for your child to complete. This will be to support and reinforce learning that has happened in class that week and so is really important in helping your child make progress. 


PE: Gecko class have a P.E. session on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child always has a full P.E. kit in school. Long hair should be tied up and earrings will need to be removed or covered with tape. 


PERSONAL BELONGINGS, PE KITS AND WATER BOTTLES: Please ensure that all children's belongings are clearly named/labelled so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child. This will help us to encourage children to be responsible and independent in looking after their own belongings

Handy Links to support your child's learning at home


BBC Bitesize is an invaluable resource, with lots of support for parents;


The BookTrust are experts in children's reading and can help with all your queries;


Oxford Owl is a wonderful source of information on children's learning across the curriculum. On this website you can find information, help and resources on reading, phonics, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as Maths.


Ideas for parents for supporting their children with Maths is available from the charity National Numeracy;

Autumn Term

Please click this link to view a document with our previous Autumn Term Curriculum