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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Year 3 Weekly News 6.1.23

Happy New Year to you all! The Year 3 children have returned to school with fantastic attitudes and have already been working hard this week!

Here is what we have been up to.


In English this term we will be reading stories written by the talented children’s author Anthony Browne. We have started this week by reading ‘Into the Forest’. In guided reading we have enjoyed retelling the story so far using actions. Here are some pictures of us performing our reader's theatre.

In writing, we have been learning to write diary entries that show viewpoint. We have written in role as characters from the story, learnt to show ambitious emotive language and how to use the 4 sentence types (statements, questions, commands and exclamation sentences) in a diary entry. 


In maths this week, we have been learning about place value and number. We have learnt to partition numbers in different ways. For example, instead of just partitioning 283 in a standard way like this, 283 = 200 + 80 + 3, they have partitioned in different ways such as 283 = 150 +50 + 40 + 40 + 3 or 283 = 100 + 100 + 83. We then moved on to use comparison signs (<  > and =) to compare 2 and 3 digit numbers. Lastly, we ordered numbers from highest to lowest or vice versa.  The children have used diennes (base ten) blocks all week to help them with this learning. Next week we will be learning about how to measure perimeter of 2d shapes and about different types of angles; right angle, obtuse and acute.


Our new thematic unit for this term is called ‘How my body works’. We will be doing lots of science learning, plus some technology and global citizenship learning. We began our unit with our ‘hook’ afternoon where the children drew around someone’s body on large paper and then they drew all of the body parts they thought were inside a human body. We also completed some circuit training exercises such as step ups, sprints, hooping, skipping, push ups, toe touches, leapfrog. Here are some photos of us…

Next, the children completed the ‘art part’ for this unit. We made a skeleton picture using cotton buds and white pastels and had a look at how to make x ray pictures. Next week, we will be learning about living and non-living things, how animals and plants get their food, about what types of food animals need to eat and about how to eat a balance diet.


Words to learn:

gnome, gnat, knife, knight, knot, knit, kneel, knuckle, knew, know

Challenge words: accidentally, experience, naughty, anxious, delicious

Love to Learn

This week, we would like you to find out about healthy eating and make a poster to encourage children to eat more healthily. Below is a helpful website to look at if you need some ideas.


PE day = Mondays

Sports Project day = Tuesdays

Number Day

Number Day is back on Friday 3rd February. The children are invited to dress in number themed clothing, as a Times Table Rockstar or as a Maths Superhero for a voluntary donation for the NSPCC charity. The children will undertake a range of creative maths challenges throughout the day. In addition, parents are invited to join their child for a problem-solving activity, in their classroom, at 2:30pm until the end of the day. 

Parent Workshops. Punctuation and Grammar - come and learn with your child!

You are invited into our child's classroom in Term 3 to learn more about how we teach Punctuation and Grammar at Chilton Primary School.  These sessions will help you support your child's learning.  

Come and learn with your child in their class!

Sessions are 3.15-3.45pm on the following days in your child's classroom:

  • Year 3 Thursday 12th January 

  • Year 4 Tuesday 24th January

  • Year 5 Thursday 26th January

  • Year 6 Thursday 2nd February

Many thanks

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 3 Team

Contact Us

Correspondence for the Head of School:

Mr Alex McAuley
c/o Chilton Primary School,
Chilton Lane,
Kent. CT11 0LQ

Contact the school office on:
01843 597695
or by fax on:
01843 852872

01843 597695