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Weekly News 08.03.24

What a fabulous week Year 3 have had! Here is what we have been up to.


In English this week, we have continued to read our class text ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ and the children have loved learning about the different lands that arrive above the tree. In our writing, we have been focusing on writing a setting description about the funfair. The children have practiced picking appropriate adjectives and using them in expanded noun phrases to describe things at the funfair. At the end of the week, we started introducing fronted adverbials into our work, which give extra detail about the place of a thing or how something is being done.

We also had World Book Day on Thursday where the children created some amazing work. Year 3’s focus text was ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ which we read in the morning. We painted the forest setting from the story and thought about all the different colours we needed. We then used our paintings to write a setting description of the forest from the book, thinking about our use of ambitious adjectives in our expanded noun phrases and starting to use our five senses to describe. The children created some incredible work and we were so proud of their accomplishments.

Next week, we will be continuing to look at setting descriptions with a focus of using the five senses and verbs to describe action.


This week, we have continued our learning on money. At the beginning of the week, we looked at subtracting amounts using a number line and then moved on to multiplying amounts. We spoke about why we may need to multiply amounts of money in today’s world and then we practiced using column multiplication to multiply amounts. We started off with small amounts such as 23 x 3 and then moved on to bigger amounts such as £1.29 x 3, for the bigger amounts we changed the amount to pence and then converted back once we had calculated the answer. The children worked so hard on this and we were amazed at their perseverance at such a mature concept.

Next week, we will be moving on to reading time in minutes, comparing time in hours, minutes and seconds and converting between hours and minutes.

Fact of the Week 

Next week our fact of the week will be: 

7 x 5 = 35


Our thematic learning this week has seen us continuing to learn about the Romans. On Monday, we continued our Geography learning by labelling European countries and their capital cities on a map using an atlas. We later moved on to History, where we learnt some key dates to do with the Romans and made a timeline using these dates. We then learnt about why the Romans had an army and what a Roman soldier looked like.  

Love to Learn

Science Poster Competition 

For British Science week, the theme this year is ‘Time’. You are invited to enter a competition to create a poster maybe showing how a certain type of technology has changed over time, or even the advancement of time-telling technology itself. Budding poster makers could also go futuristic, showing us how they think the world might look in years to come. You could perhaps look at nature – lifecycles, lifespans, evolution and hibernation – nature is full of timely topics. Your poster must only be A4 or A3 size. It will be scanned so it must be flat. There will be prizes in school and also our 5 best entries will be entered to a national competition. Here is what the judges will be looking for: 

  • Creativity in approach  – don’t be afraid to think outside the box and present your entry in a slightly different way. 

  • Content– Clear, accurate and informative about a Science topic. 

  • Effective communication – presented and communicated in an engaging way. 

Entries to Miss Isaac by Friday 22nd March 2024 

Other News

Please ensure that your child is reading at home and bringing their reading record in to school every day. The expectation for KS2 children is that children read four times a week with an adult at home.

PE day for Year 3 is a THURSDAY next term. Please send your child to school wearing full PE kit.

Top-Up PE is on a FRIDAY next term. Please could children come to school wearing their uniform and trainers.

Masked Reader Videos

Below are the links to the Masked Reader Videos the staff of Chilton have filmed. Please enjoy watching these at home. Password: WBD24

Year R The Way Back Home - 

Year R The Dinosaur That Pooped A Pirate - 

Year R The Smeds And The Smoos - 

Year 1 The Three Ninja Pigs - 

Year 1 We Are Family - 

Year 2 The Giant Jumperee - 

Year 2 We’re Going On A Bear Hunt - 

Year 3 Where The Wild Things Are - 

Year 3 Dave - 

Year 6 Dirty Bertie - 

Year 6 Where The Wild Things Are - 

Year 6 There’s a Bear On My Chair - 

Year 6 Under The Same Sky -

Important Dates.

11/3/24 – Science Day

15/3/24 – Red Nose Day (wear something funny for money)

15/3/24 – Parent Book Look 3:15

18-21/3/24 – Parent Teacher Consultations (dates and times coming soon)

21/3/24 – Rock your Socks Day

22/3/24 – The Speaker Finals at Royal Harbour

27/3/24 – Come Dine with Me Years 2&3

28/3/24 – Term 4 ends at normal time


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

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