Chestnut Class (Year 3)

Welcome to Chestnut Class
Chestnut Class is a Year 3 class. Mrs Evans is the class teacher whilst Mrs Timmins is on maternity leave  and Mrs Cessford is the HLTA who supports the children's learning.
On Wednesdays Chestnut class is taught by our HLTA Mrs Cessford when the children are taken swimming and the class teacher has their PPA. 
MONDAY -  Muddy Mondays! Forest School- wellies needed
WEDNESDAY - PE and Swimming day
THURSDAY - Reading books to be changed
FRIDAY -  Yellow spelling books, library day and new reading books sent home. 
Home Tasks
  • Mathletics task
  • Reading book- see how often you can read to move up the reading ladder!
  • Spellings to practise (test on a Friday- Use Spellblast to practise)
  • Times Tables Rockstars 


Muddy Mondays
This term, we have been going up to our outdoor classroom in the forest. Here are some photos of us exploring food chains in the forest and creating our own food chains using natural materials. After each forest school session, we always have exploring time too!
Interfaith Week 2022
We had a fantastic week, learning about the Sikh faith. On Monday Jaswinder showed us musical instruments and talked to us about why his faith is important to him, explaining why he wears the 5ks. We all took part in Bhangra dancing, led by Suzie. To round off our week, one of our lovely school families came in to apply a henna pattern on our hands and share some wonderful Sikh food. We shared the food, whilst sitting on the floor, without our shoes, just like in a Gurdwara. We explored the values of equality and community as we did so. 
Our Visit to Sunderland Glass Centre
As part of our 'Feel the Force' topic, we went to visit Sunderland Glass Centre. We learnt about how glass is blown and saw an amazing glass blowing demonstration in which the artists created a snowman from glass. We also had a go at using different materials to find out about how they change state from solid to liquid and back again. In addition, we all had the opportunity to create our own glass tiles using frit and mosaic pieces. We can't wait to see them once they've been in the kiln.