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Year 3

Welcome to Chestnut and Sycamore Class

Our new topic for Spring Term 2 is "Bodies, Bones and Beasts".  We will be reading Wolves by Emily Gravett and Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf by David Almond.  We will be learning about our bodies in science including what we need to stay healthy and how similar human skeletons are to animal skeletons.  We will also be learning to chop, grate and mix in D&T because we are learning to prepare savoury snacks.

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Year Three have been cooking up a storm once more!  This week we learnt how to chop, cut and squeeze to make a deliciously healthy five bean salad!

Take a look at the amazing skills we learnt and us eating the finished savoury product.

All of the delicious ingredients!

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Both Year 3 classes have made an amazing start to our cooking topic in D&T! Today we celebrated Chinese New Year by making savoury vegetable spring rolls!  Take a look at us as we carefully roll the filo pastry!
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During our topic Plant Power we have learnt about the rainforest and how human geography is effecting so much of its natural biomes.  Chestnut and Sycamore both decided to help the WWF protect that rainforest and one of it's most endangered species, the orang-utan, by adopting one!  We are so thrilled that we can make a small contribution to such a noble cause.  Our orang-utan is called Lola and she is in the Bukit Piton Forest Reserve in Borneo!

Welcome back to school Year Three after a restful Christmas!  We are launching spring Term with our new topic "Plant Power".  The books we will be reading are Into the Forest by Anthony Browne and Varmints by Helen Ward.  We will continue to develop our times tables knowledge and must be learning our times tables and division facts at home so we can achieve our badges in times tables super stars.  In science we will be learning all about plants and how they grow and will be learning about our local environment and how we can look after it during our geography lessons.  In art, we are studying Henri Rousseau and how he mixes primary colours into secondary colours.

An exciting letter arrived...

Christmas Jumper Day!

The children in Chestnut class celebrated Christmas Jumper Day!  We all looked fantastic!  Take a look at the pictures!



On Wednesday the 6th December, Year three went to Hampton Court Palace to ice skate!  We had the most amazing day!  We travelled on the bus and train (snacking as we went) and all of the children showed the kindest of manners to the public!


Check out the amazing pictures!  Who can you see?  Watch out for Miss Sopp's face...she had a blast!

Our mission: Kindness

In Year Three we are taking on the mission of spreading as much kindness as possible.  Chestnut class had to finish the sentence "I love my partner because..."  Take a look at their pictures and see some of the kind words they wrote about each other!

Something amazing was delivered to Year Three today to launch our new topic "From North to South".  The package was left in our new book corner!  Our book corner is filled with twinkly lights and a white looking cave.  Inside the package was: a thick coat, walking boots, chocolate, rice cake, instant soup, an atlas, a compass, some magnets and strangely a camera.

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Our new book is "The Ice Palace" by Robert Swindells.  Already the children think someone from the Ice Palace could be watching us!

Cruise Day - 27th September 2017


The children in Year Three went on an amazing adventure, celebrating International Day of Languages.  The children boarded the Malmesbury Cruise line and set sail for Iceland.


The children had to pass through a strict passport control and security check before boarding the ship.  They then met Captain Rivaldi and had a ship snack.  Then, the children went to a fabulous dance with a disco ball!  Miss Bennett had the moves!


Finally, we went to the music room and had a good sing song of "Let It Go" in Icelandic.


The children completed flags, Northern Lights art work and made a scrap book for the classroom.  Take a look at our amazing pictures!


Back in Time: The Stone Age!


Year Three are going on an adventure back in time to the Stone Age for their first topic!  Chestnut class have been very busy building a time machine!  While Sycamore class have an amazing cave in their classroom!  Take a look at how we made it!

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This is us having a great time painting in the Art room.

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Times Tables Superstars!


By the end of Year Three, we hope that all children will have achieved their bronze badge. This involves fluent knowledge in the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Children should practise their times tables and related division facts each day.  The ones they should focus on are those that they need to master to be able to achieve their next Times Table Super Star