Term 2 Catch Up


Hello all,

I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas and the end of term is almost upon us. We’ve had a busy time since the last half term beginning with;


Boogie bounce. Which was great fun, and exhausting!

Odd sock day to highlight how great it is to be different during Anti Bullying Week.


A fantastic day of sports at the Marsh Academy.


Estimating in maths.


and finally, learning how to present forward rolls in PE.

Unfortunately we still have quite a few children who either do not have the correct PE kit, or have no PE kit in school at all. It is really important that children are correctly prepared for all lessons.

Thank you

The Year Three Team




Term 2

Welcome back and we hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable half-term break.

This term in Chestnut and Rowan class we will be continuing with our Rainforest topic and linking this across other subjects.  The term 2 map below gives you an overview of the skills and activities we will be covering across all areas of the curriculum.

Please find below a link to a PDF copy for ease of use:

Topic Web Term 2


Our home learning activities (covering both terms) are due in by Thursday 28th November so we can prepare for a Fabulous Finish where we will share our learning with our families – watch out for a date for this.

Please find below a link to a PDF copy for ease of use.

Year 3 Home Learning Grid Term 1_2 2019-20


Year 3 team – Mrs Hall, Mr Houghton, Mrs Ross and Miss Clifton

European Day of Languages – Year 3 German Day

Chestnut and Rowan enjoyed a day of learning all things German – greeting each other, drawing flags, listening to German classical music from Bach and Beethoven to Strauss and Mendelssohn, learning how to count to twenty – eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf,… achtzehn, neunzehn, zwanzig – and carrying out simple maths in German.  They even played German bingo too!

Year 3 Boxing

Year 3 have been lucky enough to spend Wednesday afternoons with Boxing coaches, training them in the art of Boxing.  They have had great fun playing fitness games and learning the Boxing stances and some Boxing moves – jab, power, hook, uppercut.  They have even had the pleasure of training with current Youth Olympic Games gold medallist and Team GB hopeful, Karol Itauma (in red in the photos).

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to all our new children and families to Rowan and Chestnut from the Year 3 team.

It was really lovely to see all the children looking so smiley, smart and enthusiastic on our first days back.

For your information our PE day is Tuesday.  Please can you ensure your children have a PE kit in school that is clearly labelled and any jewellery (e.g. earrings, etc.) is removed.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 Team

Rowan – Mrs S Hall and Mrs J Ross

Chestnut – Mr R Houghton and Mrs A Vidler

Curriculum and Home Learning

Our topic for terms 1 & 2 is rainforests and our home learning activities in term 1 have a rainforest theme.

Please find below a link to a PDF copy for ease of use.

Year 3 Home Learning Grid Term 1 2019-20

Unfortunately as we were unable to have a class trip to visit the rainforest, we will be bringing it to life as much as possible in our learning.  The term 1 map below gives you an overview of the skills and activities we will be covering across all areas of the curriculum.

Please find below a link to a PDF copy for ease of use.

Term 1 Topic Web

Many thanks,

Year 3 team

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

In PE this term we have been having lots of fun developing many skills in Outdoor Adventurous Activities!

We have been developing our team work skills through various different challenges. We have used our bodies to make different letters of the alphabet and we also had to face the challenge of using only 5 stepping stones to get a team of Vikings across a giant pool of water!

Later this week we will be using maps, along with our problem solving skills, to help us complete various challenges.

Year 3


In Maths we have been working really hard to learn all about fractions!

We have learnt how to find fractions of shapes and numbers, as well as learning how to place fractions on a number line! Our Learning Journey wall shows that we have been using the Bar Model and Whole Part Model to help in developing our understanding.

This week we begin our assessments across our core subjects. We are sure nobody will need it but… Good luck!

Year 3

Term 5

Welcome to Term 5.

We hope you all had a refreshing Easter break and are looking forward to  lots more exciting learning  as we finish off the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and prepare to meet the Romans! Please find the Topic Web link enclosed.

A polite reminder that PE day is Thursday and we will be doing both indoor and outdoor PE this term. Please could all children have a PE kit in school, which is named.

Thank you

The Year Three Team

Topic Web Term 5

Desiging Celtic Crosses.

Celtic Crosses were used as sign to Christians of a place were they could worship. They were used because they couldn’t build churches quickly enough. Having studied different Celtic Crosses we identified and sketched the parts we liked best. We then used these to influence our own art work. Now we are going to use them to design our own Celtic Cross and then build it out of clay.