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Year 3

Welcome to Chestnut and Sycamore Class

The new Year Three topic:


The World Around Us!


The children will be learning about the famous rivers and mountains of the world and discovering the seven natural wonders too!  We will be learning all about creation stories, worship and festivals and how different religions and countries celebrate them!  Also, we will be exploring light and dark in science and how the sun not only helps us to see, but how we can keep safe from the sun in the summer months to come!  In art, we will be learning essential drawing skills linked to our new book: Mouse, Bird, Wolf, Snake by David Almond.

Volcano Day! - 22.6.17


The children have been learning about rivers, mountains and now volcanoes!  The children constructed a shape from junk modelling equipment and covered it in strong glue and newspaper.  Finally, the children painted them to look like volcanoes.  THEN, a terrible eruption took place.


The children have been reading Emily Gravitt's "Wolves" and they discovered the twist ending, where the wolf was innocent!  We held a Police press conference in order to question the wolf about how he is feeling, and what he will do next to clear his name.

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Artist Study: Andy Goldsworthy!


The children have been studying Andy Goldsworthy's natural sculptures.  We went out to the KS1 playground and created our own Goldsworthy sculpture using the snake that is painted on our playground.

We used leaves, sticks and fruit to make the snake appear to be slithering across our playground!


Take a look at the final result below!

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Year Three Green Grocers - Using money!


Miss Sopp opened the Year Three green grocers shop on Friday and children had to use their money knowledge to buy pieces of fruit!  Take a look at how much fun we had!

Self Esteem Yoga! 

In PSHE the children have been learning about their self esteem.  We have made some beautiful self esteem rainbows and now have started to learn some Yoga movements to help us connect with our minds and bodies!  Take a look at some of our positions!

Spring Term 2

The children have been making beautiful mosaics and to practise the skills of collage, the children made this beautiful tribute to Malmesbury Primary School.

Roman Banquet - 30th March 2017!


Year Three took part in an amazing Roman Banquet on Thursday 30th March.  We had a wonderful afternoon full of cooking, eating and chariot racing!  Take a look at our photographs and see all the fun!

Food Preperation!

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Back in Time: The Romans!


In Year Three a very unfortunate event happened!  A sink hole opened up in the book corner!  It's okay, Mr Steltner made sure it was safe and we all wore our high visability jackets to keep safe.  We even found some Roman artefacts which gave us clues to what our new book "A Roman Rescue" could be about!

The Sink Hole!

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This terms' topic is Back in Time: The Romans!  We will be exploring the Romans in history lessons and reading about them in English.  We will be learning about Roman numerals in maths and continuing to develop our standard written methods for calculating.  also, in art and D&T we will be making mosaics and having a Roman banquet too!  In science we are learning about forces and magnets and we will be continuing our ZU3D animation projects in computing!


The home learning sheet has many fantastic activities and opportunities to support your child's learning!  We would love to see as much amazing home learning as possible!  If you are able to email any photographs with excellent home learning in them, please do not hesitate to use the school email address to do so!

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

1st Class Every Child Reader Every Child Counts International Award Merton School Award Numbers Count Enabling Enterprise ISA Marks