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Hoping you all have a super Easter Break, Year 3. Well done for all your hard work these past 2 weeks. Below are 2 photographs of how we have decorated our Easter Tree and prepared for the arrival of the Easter bunny. You are such a creative lot, why don't you try some of these fun, Easter activities on the sheet. Email me any that you have attempted, Connie and I would love to see them.

Mrs Burton x

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Doodle Results are in, for the past 2 weeks of hard work!

Well done to all Doodlers this week - a special shout out to

Doodle Maths Stars - Cayley, Finlay, Flo, Harry, Lara G, Leo P, Miles, Ned, Ruby, Jeremy, Phoebe and Zelie.

Doodle Tables Stars - Cayley, Lara Rose, Sam and Zelie .....but the Certificates of the week go to - 

Poppie Mae and Amelia - top Maths score, girls with 254 and 238 stars 

Harry and Edward - top Tables scores, boys with 188 and 165 stars.

Keep going EVERYONE - lets see what our scores reach next time !

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2nd April 2020

Poetry Challenge - This is a seascape which hangs at the top of my stairs. I love it because it is a painting of one of my FAVOURITE PLACES to go . I wonder how many of you can guess where it is? I would love you to write me a poem about this painting. It could be an acrostic poem (which spells a word or phrase, vertically down the page), it could be a descriptive poem, using similes  ( eg as swift as an eagle) and  alliteration (eg the shells settle on the shingles of the shore) or, for those who want to make it rhyme, it could be a poem using rhyming couplets (where 2 lines of your poem rhyme).

Have a go ! Send me your wonderful, seascape poems to - by Sunday 19th April and I will announce our poets of the week ! Don't forget to guess where it is smiley

The good thing about this time is that people are being so creative, even with their sandwiches .  Here is an art quiz for you and your family to do. Can you research and name the famous paintings depicted on these sarnies, along with the famous artists. Maybe you too can create a masterpiece using a slice of bread and some cut up food,  …..after your tables and spellings practice, of course ! smiley

As more exciting resources are made available for free, I will keep updating our class page.

The link below has some Fab, Fun Football activities - see the Football Fun Activity Pack, along with a super Poetry Challenge for you budding poets.

Hello Year 3, hope you have had a good week and enjoyed completing our week's learning . Here is Week 2 - keep up the good work. See below for extra times tables practice etc.

Mrs Burton x


Congratulations to Year 3 Woop ! Woop

Based on the last seven days, you are Christ Church Church of England Primary School (Cheltenham) Trust’s top Doodling class, with 39% of students on target in the green zone!*

Keep up the good work, class !  I will be uploading next week's Learning Activities this space !

The theme for next week's window art is sunshine , after the rainbow is sunshine smiley.

Missing you all ! 

Stay safe, 

Mrs Burton x 

Home Learning Week 1 (beginning 23rd March 2020)

This document outlines the plan for the week. Choose from the suggested learning activities, many of which the children are familiar with and can guide you with smiley.

Have fun learning.

Please email me if you have particular problems via

See Wk 1 document below, along with the websites outlined on the Parents - Home Learning page.

Welcome to the Spring Term 2020

This term our enquiry questions have a geography focus: 

Where in the world did Darwin sail?


What are the Galapagos Islands Like? 

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After a super lesson on Noah and the Ark, Year 3 are becoming experts in hand washing and staying safe before and after break .
STEM Week - Year 3 learnt all about how to program blue bots to move in different directions and turn in order to reach a variety of locations. We linked this to our topic work and learning the points of a compass.
A fabulous trip to Waitrose Cookery School to learn how to prepare delicious fish cakes - 4th February.

PGCE History students led an exciting Roman Challenge afternoon on 14/1/20. We had to act as spies and gather clues in order to find out all about a Roman town.

Autumn Term History Knowledge Organiser

Autumn Term Science Knowledge Organiser

Roman Banquet day - the class enjoyed sampling “stuffed doormice “ and a selection of Italian meats, olives , grapes, tomatoes, bread , cheeses and “wine”.

We, slaves served them !

We loved seeing Anita again and the new Life Education tent - Year 3 focus : The Brain and how it works 5th November 2019

Rocks and Soils Investigation

Year 3 Sketchbooks- Cave Paintings

The Creation Story - our Art project this half term

We have been acting out our class narrative - Stone Age Boy

Welcome to Year 3

2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 3.

This term our learning will focus around an enquiry approach which will take us back in time to both the Stone Age and the Roman Invasion.


What are the secrets of the Stone Age?

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Welcome to the Summer Term

We hope the children have enjoyed their Easter break and are refreshed and raring to start on our final term's work in Year 3. Below are this term's information letters and curriculum overview of our exciting and final theme this year. This term's work will be -  

Victorian School Days at

Christ Church C of E

 A local history unit, based on the history of our school, along with the geography of our school and the surrounding area.





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Our Victorian Day


On Wednesday 26th June, Year 3 went back in time to the age of the Victorians. Our classroom became a Victorian school room where children sat in rows of boys and girls, worked on skates using chalk and participated in a Victorian drill on the playground. The three Rs were taught of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. 



 Kidditch!                     10th June 2019


We had a magical experience this week of transporting to the world of Harry Potter and playing Quidditch! Year 3 were split into the four house teams: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw to play against each other (on broomsticks!) as Keepers, Seekers, Beaters and Chasers! Lots of amazing props were used such as multi coloured wigs and headbands! A fantastic fun filled opportunity for the class!

The Dogs Trust               5th June 2019


The Dogs Trust charity visited Christ Church so we could learn about handling dogs and how the charity look after homeless dogs.

They look after 15,000 dogs every year!


Educational games