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Malmesbury Primary School

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Archive Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3 and Key Stage 2 with...


Miss Dziewguc - Sycamore

Miss Stoddart - Chestnut 



Every Thursday afternoon we will be going swimming, right up until the end of Year 3. So please make sure that you always have your swimming kit with you and ready. 


Your swimming kit should consist of a costume/ swimming trunks, a towel, a swimming hat for anyone with long hair. All items should be labelled. Children can bring a healthy snack with them too. 



In Year 3 we encourage everyone to bring a school bag every day.  In this, children should have a pencil case, their reading book, their Reading Journal and their Home School Diary. This allows them to become more  independent with their learning.


We are also trying incredibly hard to improve our handwriting and so we are using handwriting pens to make our writing neater. Handwriting pens can be bought in the office. In addition to this, they should have a pencil, colouring pencils, a sharpener, rubber and ruler in their pencil case.


Every Wednesday morning Year 3 will have their PE lessons. The children should have a named PE kit in school, which should consist of a plain white t-shirt, blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms and plimsolls/trainers. It is possible to purchase PE kit from the school office.



Times Table Superstars


In Year 3, children are now expected to be fluent in their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. One way in which we test this is through a TTSS weekly quickfire quiz. Please ensure that you are supporting your child in becoming confident in these tables. 

There will be a quickfire quiz on a Tuesday lunchtime, so over the weekend is the perfect time to keep practicing at home to try and get your TTSS award! If you pass, you will receive your certificate and it will also be announced in assembly!


By the end of Year 3, children should be able to recall their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. 

Times Table Superstar Awards



Congratulations to Pirakeev (Chestnut) who has already achieved his Bronze Award, in just two weeks!

Neolithic Housing!


In our Art lessons we have been exploring, designing and creating our own Stone Age houses. We used natural materials that we found in our playground (like they did back then) and then made play dough (from flour, salt and water) to stick it all together!



This caveman was made by Mara (Chestnut). She found a pine cone, which she decided to use as a body, some berries that she used for his eyes and chose a leaf for his headdress!


It was a very very messy afternoon, but we had so much fun and are very proud of our Art skills! 

Hello from the Natural History Museum!



This week Sycamore and Chestnut were exploring the Natural History Museum to find some extraordinary fossils. We learnt about dinosaurs, rocks and how paleontologists study them to explore prehistoric life on Earth. 



We could imagine what it's like to be inside our planet.



Then, we were looking for dinosaurs...


And we found them! Or what's left of them...


Bible 66


On Friday, Sycamore and Chestnut visited St. George’s church to take part in an interactive Bible experience, Bible 66. We learnt how the Bible came about and how it was translated into different languages. Later, we had a chance to scribe using a real quill. Finally, we had a go at printing our own signs. It was very exciting!



Chestnut and Sycamore went back in time to see what it was like to live in Ancient Rome. They have started off the day by learning about everyday equipment in Roman baths and kitchens. Later, they played Roman board games and listened to stories about the Roman invasion of Britain. In the afternoon, the young explorers trained to be Roman soldiers. Malmesbury's future historians finished the day off by cheering for gladiators and everyone who entertained the Emperess. What a day!