Class 3

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Class 3 Term 5 Remote Home Learning Timetable & Website Links

Class 3 Term 5 Afternoon tasks

Term 6

Class 3 have been writing acrostic poems with an Egyptian theme. Here are three super examples from Flora – Golden Sands, Darcy – Pyramid and Livvy – River Nile. They have worked hard to describe their chosen theme well and have used impressive vocabulary choices.


Class 3 have been learning about 3D shapes as part of their geometry topic. They have learnt to visualise faces, edges and vertices and have made shapes from nets and using modelling materials. Here are some super examples. Can you spot the cube, cuboid, triangular prism, square based pyramid, sphere and tetrahedron?


Class 3 have been continuing to learn about life in Ancient Egypt. This week they have learnt about the features of non-chronological reports and developed their note taking skills so that they could research an aspect of Ancient Egypt for their NCR and write it using their own words. They have done a brilliant job and there are lots of fascinating facts to discover – including how marshmallows got their name! Here are some of the NCRs produced by Helena, Livvy, Iris, Arthur, David, Flora, Nicole, Jemima and Mehna.



Class 3 have been making Egyptian themed crafts. They have then written and published instructions explaining how to make their item. Have a look at the fantastic work they’ve produced. I think you’ll agree it looks very professional!

Class 3 have been making Egyptian themed crafts. We have Egyptian necklaces, canopic jars, A Nefertiti inspired hat, Egyptian sweet treats and a mummified Barbie and sarcophagus!! Ivor has even designed his own Egyptian themed game! Next the children will write instructions explaining how to make items they made. Here are some pictures of their crafts.

Term 5 

Class 3 have started an Egyptian adventure story unit. Their characters travel back in time to ancient Egypt and must overcome a problem before making it home safely – we hope! So far they have written the story opening and build up. Here are some super examples from Darcy, Ellie, Flora, Helena, Isabelle, Nicole, Ivor, Livvy, Ophelia, Ruben and Tad. Enjoy!


Here is Ophelia’s amazing canonic jar and her instructions on how to make it.


Helena has worked incredibly hard to produce her own newspaper called Big News for Little People. It is incredible! There are articles about school closures, interviews with NHS workers and teaching staff, information about wildlife, boredum busters, recipes, puzzles and more! What a fantastic journalist Helena is. We are so impressed. Well done Helena! Click the link below to have a read.


Class 3 have had a very productive week at home. The girls just beat the boys in the Times Table Rock Stars battle. Well done to all those who took part. Congratulations to Freddie, Rosie and Mehna who passed another level of Cracking Times Tables.

This week we completed our fractions unit and I was delighted to see that so many children achieved full marks. Clearly everyone has been working very hard at home. The children also wrote letters to a friend in their class. Some even hopped on their bikes to hand deliver their letters (from a safe distance!),  others were posted or emailed.  I hope everyone liked their mail and will be writing a reply. Below are some examples of activities and work the children have been engaged in this week. Some highlights were Iris’s puppet show (the video may be too large to share)​, Jenson becoming an Egyptian mummy (thankfully his family didn’t put him through the full mummification process!), Hen became a car mechanic and wrote instructions for how to change breaks, Livvy created her own papyrus and wrote instructions for how to do this, Helena wrote her own Coronavirus inspired newspaper, Arthur completed a 2.6 challenge for Save the Children, Isabelle shared an impressive display on the trampoline, ( Ivor made an hilarious Horrible Histories inspired William Wallace song video (sadly too large to share) and created some clay historical figures. There is simply too much fantastic work to share every example here. Needless to say I am super proud of the excellent effort and creativity all of class 3 are showing. Well done to you all!  Miss Redman

Livvy has created her own papyrus and added hieroglyphs with a very topical message. Can you decode it? Here are Livvy’s instructions if you would like to try this activity.

Livvy’s papyrus paper instructions

Class 3 were asked to create a promotional brochure for the Harry Potter Studio Tours. Helena has worked incredibly hard to produce hers and I think you’ll agree it looks so professional it could be included on the official web site. What impressive computing skills! Well done Helena.

Here is Freddie’s Scratch project:

Term 4

Have a look at Ophelia’s brilliant poetry performance of the crocodile poem:


This week (3/4) Class 3 have continued to work hard from home. The creativity shown in the work you’ve completed and the way it has been presented has really impressed me. We’ve had computing, history research, reading Egyptian myths, space research, science experiments, cookery and more! Here is just a small selection of the fantastic work the children have been doing this week. Helena has been using the NASA website to explore the universe. She found a picture of what it looked like on her actual birthday! See below for the picture. Darcy has a written a story for a national story competition (see below), Livvy has been researching the River Nile (see below), Tad has also been finding out more about Ancient Egypt (see below) Ivor, Helena, and Iris have recorded the most brilliant videos of them performing poetry – I just wish we were able to add them to the class page for you all to enjoy.  Congratulations also to those of you who have passed Cracking Times Tables this week: Rosie & Mehna. I am so proud of you all! Miss Redman

Week 1 of home learning has produced lots of super work. I have been so impressed with the creativity shown and how hard all the children have been working. Here are a selection of pictures showing what some of the children have been up to. Arthur, Mehna and Rosie have been baking, Ivor has cooked a meal, built a marble run in his garden and more! Darcy, Iris, Georgia, Rosie and others have been planting and growing seeds. Livvy has created a beautiful still life drawing of daffodils and Tad has produced a Harry Potter inspired picture. We have had quite a few children pass Cracking Times Tables too – Ellie (L8), Ivor (L8), Jenson (L10) and Livvy (L12). Well done!

Class 3 are working hard during their first week of school closures. The children have been asked to continue their Roald Dahl poetry about animals in the style of Dirty Beasts. Here are Livvy and Darcy’s fantastic poems.
We’ll add more work soon. Keep it up Class 3!
Work by Livvy, Harriet, Iris, Nicole and Isabelle:


Book Week

For Book Week, Class 3 came dressed as characters from their favourite poems. They each had an opportunity to perform their poem to the class. We loved the variety of poetry shared and the lively performances. We could hear every word and each child used great expression. Well done! Here are our pictures. Can you guess the poems these characters belong to?

British Science Week

We have been enjoying British Science Week. Our Science leader, Mehna, chose two interesting activities for the children to enjoy and helped to lead a session all about the hormones in our body which control our body clock.

We also carried out an experiment to discover what kind of tasters we are. This was a lot of fun – although the children had very blue tongues for the rest of the day!! We discovered most of the class were actually supertasters, these are people with more fungiform papillae (or pink bumps) on their tongues than most and are more sensitive to bitter tastes.  We discovered we had a higher percentage of supertasters than the general population, which is about one in four, or 25%. Here are some pictures showing the class carrying out the experiment.

Maths Challenge

Class 3 had an exciting visit from Explore Learning who set the children a coordinates Treasure Hunt challenge! First they learnt all about how to read and record coordinates. Here was their challenge:

  1. Your ship is your starting point
  2. You must avoid the rocks and the island
  3. You can only travel two squares at a time
  4. You can only travel 4 squares in any direction before your ship must turn
  5. The ship can only travel horizontally or vertically

The children had to draw their own grids and add rocks and islands to them. They wrote coordinates for their buried treasure but kept these hidden. Their partners then had to use the maps, with the rocks drawn on, to navigate their ships in search of the hidden treasure!\

Term 3

Class 3 Term 3 Newsletter

Class 3 Term 3 ‘Iron Man’ Homework Brochure

Term 2

Class 3 Term 2 Newsletter

Class 3 Term 2 ‘Stig of the Dump’ Homework Brochure

Forest School
The children in Class 3 were definitely challenged when they were shown how to make Christmas decorations from hazel branches!  Everyone showed determination and perseverance, as well as excellent teamwork.  Some of the decorations were adorned with coloured wool and felt, while others will be decorated at home.
Pictures to follow.

Term 1

Class 3 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 3 enjoyed their forest school session weaving willow to make bird feeders. They managed brilliantly to create some impressive feeders that wouldn’t look out of place on sale in a garden centre!

Archive Posts

Class 3 Annual Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

Term 6

Class 3 Term 6 Global Advocacy Homework Brochure

Class 3 had a wonderful visit to the Fresh Air Sculpture Show. The children were given a guided tour and saw so many interesting and unusual sculptures in the beautiful grounds. They also participated in a workshop where they made and exhibited their own temporary sculptures. Here are some pictures of our day.

For homework, Class 3 have produced posters advising people about the importance of bees and the ways we can help protect them. Below are some examples of their recent excellent homework!

Class 3 worked hard with Miss Chomicz to write persuasive letters to help promote the conservation of bees.

We are pleased that we have had our first reply! Ashton Keynes Parish Council have responded to Ellie-May Bye’s letter to them. Read their reply below.

Term 5

Class 3 are learning about Rainforests. They were set the task to make a shoe-box rainforest. Here are some examples of the excellent designs. Can you spot the animals hiding in the foliage?

Class 3 are learning about rainforests. Following our visit to Bristol Zoo, the children were asked to research an animal that lives in the rainforest and produce a non-chronological rreport. Here some examples of their fantastic work.

Term 4

Class 3 Term 4 Newsletter

This week, (3rd April) we have turned our attention to a DT project. The children have constructed and wired a moving vehicle. They have measured, sawed and constructed the vehicle very capably. It was lovely watching their delight as they made their vehicles move forwards and backwards for the first time. Next we plan to test which can climb the steepest slope!

In Term 4 Class 3 have worked hard on their production of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood. The children have learnt lines, many songs, including two part harmonies and produced props for the performance. They also wrote their own rhyming couplets in the style of Roald Dahl, some of which were added to the play. All the children worked incredibly hard and the two evening performances were a fantastic success. The children all shone brightly and the feedback from the audience was glowing!

Term 3

Class 3 Term 3 ‘I Was a Rat!’ Homework Brochure

We completed I Was a Rat during Term 3. The children wrote some impressive newspaper reports based on events in the story. Virtually all the class gave the story 10/10. In Science the children were learning about sound and designed and constructed their own instruments for homework. In computing the children made their own short animations using a  stopmotion animation program called MonkeyJam. I think we all now have a greater appreciation of just how much goes into a single minute of Wallace and Gromit having had a go ourselves!

Term 2

Class 3 Term 2 ‘Roving Romans’ Homework Brochure


Year 3 have been busy learning about the Romans. We started this topic with a trip to the Corinium Museum. The children had an opportunity to dress up like Romans, make mosaics and play Roman games. They learnt an incredible amount both from the workshop and the galleries tour.


We followed our visit up with a loan box from the museum where the children were historians piecing together evidence to decide who artefacts had belonged to. They have produced some excellent topic homework of mosaic designs, adverts for Roman inventions and Boudicca art work.

In English, we recently completed the story ‘A Boy, a Bear and a Boat’.This unusual book about a voyage undertaken by a boy and a bear had us hooked, although we were a little surprised by the way it ended. The children produced some fantastic descriptive writing describing a storm at sea.

We linked DT to the story and the children were given a Dyson challenge to construct a cardboard boat that could carry 1kg. Many succeeded!



We are now reading I was a Rat!! By Philip Pullman. We have loved reading this book so far and have made an interesting connection to the story of Cinderella!


Following our trip to the Corinium Museum, where the children saw some impressive Roman Mosaics, Class 3 designed their own! Here are some of the beautiful and creative designs using a range of different materials.
Well done class 3!

Term 1

Class 3 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 3 Term 1 ‘Wonderful Water’ Homework Brochure

Year 3 and 4 took part in a Dyson Engineering boat design challenge. The challenge was to design and construct a boat from carboard that could carry a 1kg weight. Many succeeded, however we had a few sinkings! Here are some pictures of our testing:

Class 3 painted waterlilies in the style of Claude Monet. They had a limited palette of colours and weren’t provided with water so couldn’t rinse their brushes. They did a fantastic job of using similiar brush strokes and techniques. Here are some lovely examples:

We’ve had some high quality homework. There have been some impressive pieces produced on computers which look great and share some important messages about water safety.