Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

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.

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Class 3 Annual Curriculum Overview 2017-2018

Term 6

Class 3 Term 6 ‘World Cup’ Homework Brochure

Term 5

Class 3 Term 5 Newsletter

Class 3 Term 5 Homework Brochure

Class 3 had an exciting start to their new topic studying life in Ancient Egypt when they visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. They experienced what it would be like to be an archaeologist whilst decoding hieroglyphs and identifying mystery Egyptian artefacts. Here are some quotes from the children about their day:
“I liked being a detective. I really enjoyed finding the pots from the pictures in the museum cases.” Archie
“I really enjoyed looking at the mummies and learning about why some of them had more casing than others.” Ben H
“I really liked seeing the tombs. The decoration on them was amazing!” Amelia
“I enjoyed being a detective and finding lots of objects in the first room.” George S
“I really liked it because we got to decode ancient Egyptian numbers. I also really liked looking at the mummies.” Evangeline
“We saw loads of things that will help us with our learning in class. We learnt lots. Seeing the pharaohs was my favourite.” Ben C
“It was really good. I loved looking at the musical instruments. I enjoyed learning about scarab beetles. It was amazing.” Isobel
“It was great!” Sid

Term 4

Class 3 Term 4 Homework Brochure

Take a look at some fabulous home learning from class 3. They created posters warning us how to spot a witch!

Term 3

Class 3 Term 3 Homework Brochure

Class 3 Term 3 Newsletter

Class 3 became history detectives! They investigated Stone Age artefacts loaned from the Corinium Museum. We found out what artefacts were and the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence. The children handled the objects and had to decide what they were made of, what they were and what they could learn about life in the Stone Age from them.

Here are some photos:

Class 3 had an exciting forest school session where they made Stone Age bread then cooked it on an open fire. They also tried to make fire without matches, using flint. I think they all agreed it was pretty difficult!

At forest school we made Stone Age bread and these were the ingredients:



Honey to sweeten it

It was really good. Have a go to see what it was like in the Stone Age

Written by Lara Green

Term 2

Class 3 Term 2 ‘The Iron Man’ Homework Brochure

Class 3 have started to read the  Iron Man. They have written verb poems based on the events in chapter 1.
First the children used a thesaurus to create a verb bank using interesting synonyms for more commonly used verbs. They then used this to help them write their verb poem.
They had to write four verses
Verse 1 described the Iron Man on the cliff top
Verse 2 described him falling
Verse 3 described him piecing himself together again
Verse 4 described him eating metal at a junk yard
They published them using Word and added silhouettes to finish them off.  Here are some examples:

Term 1

Class 3 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 3 Term 1 ‘A Seed is Sleepy’ Homework Brochure

The children have been improving their sketching and painting skills. They have learnt to make colours from primary shades and mix colours to closely match what they are painting. Below are some stunning examples of their art work. Welcome to our gallery!

Class 3 have been working hard to use poetic language devices such as similes, alliteration, personification, metaphors and repetition. Here are two beautiful examples describing a season in the city.

Class 3 have enjoyed the text a Seed is Sleepy and have produced poetry inspired by seed dispersal shown in this book and Flip, Float, Fly.

Here are their poems. We hope you like them!