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Andover Church of England Primary School

Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment

Year 3

Welcome to Birch Class – Year 3

Birch class will be taught by Mrs Down, assisted by Mrs McSeveney and Miss Webb. We are also taught by Mr Burns, Miss Mitchell and Miss Brown.  

Please browse our class page to view photos of our learning and to find out more about how you can help your child at home. Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays but please ensure you have a PE kit in school all week. Homework will be sent home on Thursdays and is due back again on Tuesdays.

During the second half of the autumn term, our topic will be: Life in the Freezer. We will be learning about the climate of the polar regions, animals and food chains, and Shackleton's expedition on the ship Endurance.


Remember to sign permission slips for our trip to Marwell Zoo (on Thursday 14th November.) 


You can see our curriculum map below:


Previous curriculum maps:

Have a look at our learning journey so far...





 04.11.19 - Start of the new term.                                                                       



23.10.19 - Have a look at some of our fantastic writing! We have been learning about the story Pongo, which is about an orangutan living in the rainforest. We have written our own narratives using our own characters and settings. 

21.10.19 - The children have finished creating their poison dart frogs. We have been practising our sewing skills and are really pleased with the outcome of this project. 

14.10.19 - Thank you to all parents who came to our English morning. The children were able to show some of the many activities we use during our guided reading sessions. 

10.10.19 - Today we have been making diyas lamps or Diwali candle holders as part of our RE work on the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We used clay to sculpt the basic shape of our lamps before using tools to create patterns and designs on the surface. 


30.09.19 - Thank you to all parents who came to our maths morning. The children were VERY excited and didn't stop talking about the games all day. 





26.09.19 - Today the children enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Living Rainforest in Newbury. We saw many different animals including a sloth, boas and pythons, toucans and marmosets. We have learned lots about the rainforest climate and enjoyed finding out more about living in a sustainable way. Thank you to the parent volunteers who make these trips possible. 

24.09.19 - We have been using sewing kits and felts to create our own poison dart frog. We practised a running stitch first before cutting out a frog template for our design. We are hoping to finish our frogs next week! 





20.09.19 - The children have been on a trip to Harmony Woods where we joined in with a peace walk. We created our own milk bottle doves to hold as we journeyed around the woods before meeting the mayor. Some of the children from our school were even featured on the BBC News!




12.09.19 - On Thursday we had our Meet the Teacher evening. Thank you to all parents who were able to attend this meeting. You can find some of the handouts from the evening below: 



02.07.19 - On our move up day we created some crayons for our class display. We are looking forward to an exciting year together in Year 3! 

Helpful Websites:

Phonics resources and games:

Maths games including Y3 favourite "Hit the Button":

Bug Club for home reading:  

Maths homework and games:

Maths and english games:

Maths games:


If you would like to know more about how you can support your child’s learning please speak to me.