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Our Weekly News

Friday 24th November 2023


The wind and rain could not stop the children from enjoying another week of learning in year 3!

Things started to get a bit festive this week, as we lit our fist advent candle, representing ‘Joy’. The children had some time to reflect on the things that bring them joy, it put a smile on all our faces after they mentioned, friends, family, food and even some of their lesson at school!

We rounded off the week with some extended writing about our friend Edgar the clumsy dragon from the John Lewis Christmas advert. The children have been wonderfully expressive and written letters from Edgar that really let their compassion shine. Well done to all of you!

Friday 17th November 2023


This week the children had a battle the elements with lots of wet breaktimes which gave them the opportunity to play structured and creative games with their friends in class. It is great to see them playing together showing our school values of wisdom, honesty and compassion!


We had a wonderful time at church on Thursday and wanted to say a massive WELL DONE to the year 6 team as they set the bar for leading a collective worship in church. The year 3 pupils sang beautifully as part of the congregation and their behaviour was excellent.


We hope the sun comes out long enough for you all to enjoy a well earnt rest this weekend and look forward to seeing you all next week. Don’t forget we will be having our photos taken next Wednesday 22nd November so full uniform will be required!

10th November 2023

What an exciting week of learning in year 3! The children had a wonderful time furthering their understanding of our galactic address and our solar system in the Wonderdome. Whilst inside the dome, the children learnt mind-blowing facts about out solar system; they listened attentively and asked some really pertinent questions about what they had heard and our neighbouring planets.


The children also said a big THANK YOU to Miss Cottee for organising a wonderful Bishop Chavasse Day wherein the children got into their house groups and had the chance to learn about our school’s namesake which gave them a great opportunity to build on their team morale with pupils from across the school.


We look forward to continuing our learning in English about our Tales Told in Tents next week. The children have done very well with their addition and subtraction so far and will continue to develop and deepen their understanding in this area next week.

3rd November 2023



Year three have had a peaceful return to school after their half term adventures. From the homework we have received it is clear that they have been up to lots of exciting activities which they will be sharing with their classes next week.


We have started our new book ‘Tales Told in Tents’ by Sally Pomme Clayton and the children have enjoyed researching countries in Central Asia. They were able to safely use reliable sources of information to find out about the countries that are in the traditional tales they will be reading about this term.



The children have had their first session with out new topics ‘Cradles of Civilisation’  and ‘Mountains’. They are beginning to learn about the ‘firm foundations’ of settlements and have already started to relate their understanding to why Tonbridge is situated right next to the River Medway. 

20th October 2023


What wonderful first term the year 3 pupils have had. We have enjoyed forest school, rivers, Ancient Egypt, geological Science and some wonderful English and Mathematics. It was great to meet with those of you who were able to make parents evening, if you were unable to come we will catch up with you in the new term.


3FT will miss have Mrs Taylor on Monday and Tuesdays, but all is not lost, they will still get to see her at points throughout the week. The year 3 team will be welcoming Miss Pring to the team in term 2, she came in for a visit today and the children had lots of questions to get to know her better.


We have had a great Term 1 and thank you all for your ongoing support. The children have been fantastic and we can’t wait to see them all back on Tuesday 31st October to start Term 2!

13th October 2023

A fantastic week of learning for our year 3s this week as they have demonstrated some outstanding writing. The children planned and wrote their own ending to our class book and the teachers were blown away by their creativity and language choices.


The shadufs that the children made were a complete success and will be tested next week. Let’s hope that they will be able to irrigate the crops just like they did back in Ancient Egypt. Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all at St Stephen’s Church on Monday for our harvest service.

6th October 2023


This week the year 3s got their teeth into some addition and subtraction of ones, tens and hundreds, giving them a firm foundational understanding of the components needed for the column additional and subtraction that they will be faced with by the end of the unit.

The pupils ended their learning in English with some riddles about an object from our book. I wonder if you can solve the one written below by Ella in 3FT?

I am a weird shape and very small.

I make a clicking sound.

You might find me at the hairdressers.

I can be any colour.

I am good for hair.

I feel smooth.

What am I?


Finally, please remember to bring in your materials for your Shaduf. We have had some already, but if you are unsure please aim to bring in any or all of the following: sticks for a small A frame; a long stick (at least twice as long as t other for the frame); some string to tie it all together, a yogurt pot or hair spray lid and a weight to cantilever the water collected in the pot.



29th September 2023


Year 3 have been enjoying our time outside with our improved Outdoor Learning area. We were super lucky this week, as we got to go into the cleared area and sit around the newly located log circle. We played team building games, some of them showed off our leadership skills, created Flora fact files and a few of us make some elder bead necklaces. 

We have read further into our class book, Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx. The children have written some insightful character descriptions and mapped out Marcy’s emotional journey on her first adventure. Next week we will be writing poetry and deciphering Ancient Egyptian riddles linking to our learning about the Nile.

In History the children have been learning about Howard Carter’s historic discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. We looking forward to building Shaduf’s next week, don’t forget to bring in your resources for your class’ Design Technology lesson!

22nd September 2023


Week three saw 3N begin their outdoor learning and had a great time out in the elements. Please remember that outdoor learning will take place in all weathers and as such, the pupils will need appropriate clothing for all seasons.


The children enjoyed writing some playscripts about our class book and finished the week by acting out them out.

Finally, thank you for your support wit the pupils spelling, reading and homework; we can tell you have been working hard with the children.


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the autumnal walks suggested in the homework.


15th September 2023


This week 3FT had a great first session in Outdoor Learning. We played a game, connected with nature, used musical instruments to created a predator and prey piece of music using different dynamics and then started our snap shot a moment project. 3N are looking forward to their first session next week. 

Our First Outdoor Learning

8th September 2023


It has been a wonderful, albeit very hot, start to year 3 for the children and teachers. The pupils have settled into their new classrooms well and have shared some of the amazing adventures they have had with families over the summer holidays in their writing. 


It was great to see so many of the parents attend the meet the teacher morning. If you were unable to attend then please take a look in the ‘Letters and Documents’ folder on our website for the PowerPoint. If you have any questions please catch us at dismissal or send an email through the office.


Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather!