Home Page

Chilton Primary School

Learning to live and living to learn

Year 3


Welcome to Year 3 where you will find Mrs Knight, Mrs Deacon and Mrs Young and 30 wonderful learners! 



Year 3 weekly timetable (subject to change)

Term 5


In line with the National Curriculum, this term we will be doing a geographical study of a South American country. During the topic the children will have the opportunity to find out what it is like to live in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, study the human and physical features of the rainforest, and discuss and debate deforestation through the storybook ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. The children will have the opportunity to study this exciting topic through their writing, art, DT and ICT.  In science we will be looking at plants and soil.


Alongside all of this the children will continue to have daily mathematics lessons and Guided Reading sessions, Phonics, music (violins), French, RE, PSHCE and PE.


Image result for brazil flag


Click here to find out some facts about Brazil.


Term 4


This term our topic is called "Catch me if you can!." We will be basing our terms learning on the Gingerbread man and using the story to create gripping newspaper articles, descriptive writing, diary entries and culminating in our Year 3 and 4 play in March which we are already really looking forward to. There will be lots of opportunities to explore art DT by making our own puppets as well as baking some delicious gingerbread men.  We will also be learning all about fossils and soils in science and carrying out some more exciting experiments!


Alongside all of this the children will continue to have daily mathematics lessons and Guided Reading sessions, Phonics, music (violins), French, RE, PSHCE and PE. 





Term 3


This term Year 3 are going to be learning about the Polar Regions of the world! They will be finding out about the geography of the area, people and animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic and famous Explorers who have trekked there! They will also have the opportunity to study extracts from Narnia, write poetry based on 'We're going on a Mammoth hunt' and as a class we will be reading Mr Popper's Penguins. It is going to be a very fun term learning lots of new facts and taking part in some amazing art activities.

Also this term in science, we will be looking at lots of different experiments linked to our Frozen topic with Mrs Deacon.


Frozen Planet - Click here to see some clips from the BBC Frozen Planet series.




Term 2

Our topic this term is based around the Tudors and is called ‘Off with Her Head!’ We have planned and thought about all of the exciting things that we would like to find out about the history of the Tudor Kings and Queens and everyday life. Our literacy lessons will be based around this theme and we will be looking at writing non-fiction reports, features of non-fiction texts, writing instructions and information texts. We also have a trip planned to Sulgrave manor where we will find out lots more about life in Tudor times.

Click on some of the links below to find out more information about the Tudors.

BBC History

Henry VIII

Hampton Court


Image result for henry viii




Term 1




Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely and restful holidays.


The children have chosen the topic for this term and it is entitled ' Through the magic door…' We will be basing our topic around the story of ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton and incorporating lots of other stories such as ‘Flat Stanley’ as the term goes on.  As well as this we will be thinking about nutrition in science and in Hinduism RE!


Image result for through the magic door