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Castle Hills Primary Academy

Castle Hills Primary Academy

Miss McGinty (Y3/4)



Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed your Christmas break and are ready to get stuck into our new learning!

Our class text this term will be “Race to the Frozen North -

The Matthew Henson Story” by Catherine Johnson


When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventure on the high seas and in the Arctic, but back home in America his achievements were ignored due to the colour of his skin.

Race to the Frozen North tells his remarkable true story.

We will be taking the journey to the North with Matthew Henson and using the story to write a letter to a character from the story by Matthew.

Our science topic is Electricity and Circuits in Year 4 and Rocks and Soil in Year 3.


Our P.E. day will be on a Friday. We will be learning how to play Tag rugby.  Please make sure to come to school in your PE kit. Where possible, we will be moving our PE lessons outside, so please make sure you wear your outdoor kit!

Remember to make sure your homework is completed weekly alongside 5 reads per week, arrive in the correct PE kit and have an attendance of 96% or above to take part in our 'in it to win it'.