Welcome to Year 3 Chestnut Class!

Class Teacher – Miss Elson

Teaching Assistant – Miss A McLaughlin

Our class governor – Elaine Speakman-Davies 


Chestnut Class are starting the Autumn Term by considering the question ‘Who first lived in Britain?’


During the term we will be exploring what an archaeologist is and how they help us understand the past. We will research where Stone Age people would have settled and explore the life of children during the Stone Age. We will consider how people used to leave their stories behind through pictures and we will create our own cave paintings and Stone Age caves. We will continue exploring our topic in art and computing as we create images using different materials and use iMovie to make our own caveman videos.


In English (Writing) we will be looking at Narrative writing, Poems, Fiction and Non Fiction books. Our first book of the Autumn Term is ‘Stone Age Boy’ which is a fictional story about travelling back through history. Through drama and researching, the children will have an opportunity to explore the characters and fully understand the books sequence of events. Later in the term we will use our growing knowledge of the Stone Age to write our own fact files and shape poetry.



In maths during this term we will be looking at place value, understanding each part of a 3 digit number, ordering and comparing numbers. We will move on to revise and expand our methods of addition and subtraction and applying our use of these methods to everyday situations. We aim to keep learning in maths as practical as possible and ensure children are working at their best ability. Learning will be visual with the use of many resources and independence will be encouraged daily.



In science we will be Identifying that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food. We will be learning about the role of skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement and will be gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.



This term we will focus on Christianity during our R.E. lessons. We will learn what symbols and signs are and the history behind some Christian symbols. We will be researching Jesus’ apostles, the meaning of sacraments and the ways the Bible is used in different settings.



Music lessons will take place every Thursday, when the children will learn to play Drums in small groups.



The children will continue to receive training in sports from Premier Sports. They will be learning new techniques in many sports and fitness games. P.E will be taking place on both a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their kit in school on both of these days.