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Chestnut Class Year 3

Welcome to Chestnut Class

Teacher: Mr Kirby

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carter


Spring 2017

English Maths RE       Science Topic PE      


In English Chestnut will become familiar with a range of Greek Myths. Use them to study powerful verbs, verb tenses, use of 1st & 3rd person, paragraphs & ways of showing dialogue.



Act out swap stories; learn about adverbials & recounts using past tense & 1st person & chronological order. 



Explore the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and write a class poem using rhyming couplets. Revise verb tenses and learn about prepositions. Explore the poem Windy Nights and learn it by heart. Produce a class book containing poems written by the children.

In Maths the children will be learning about the following next term:


-addition and subtraction.


-Place value.

-Time, position and direction.

-Multiplication division.

This topic is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness and how he helped people change for the better. The children will reflect on the process of reconciliation and know that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration of God’s love and forgiveness.

In this unit, children will discover the different types of rocks and how they are formed. Children will compare and group rocks based on appearance and simple properties. Children will understand how soil is formed and then investigate the permeability of different types of soil.

In this unit, children  will learn about the development of the Railways in Great Britain giving them the opportunity to find out about the history of the railways and significant early locomotives.

Pupils should be taught to:


      • pace themselves in floating and swimming challengesrelated to speed, distance and personal survival
      • swim unaided for a sustained period of time over adistance of at least 25 metres
      • use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back use a range of recognised strokeand personal survivalskills [for example, front crawl, back crawl,breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving]


Other notices:

Swimming will start Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Please remember to pack swimming kit.

Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)

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