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Fir Tree School

Year 3 – Chestnut

Welcome to Year Three - Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class with Miss Burton. This year we are lucky enough to have Mrs Roberts supporting in the mornings and Mrs Gore and Miss Tucker throughout the day. 


Miss Burton


Our topic this term is The Vikings, where we will be looking at the history of Vikings, exploring Viking mythology and designing and making our own Viking long boats. By the end of the topic we will see whether the Vikings were Vicious, valiant or victorious. Please see topic map underneath for further information. 

I would greatly appreciate any help from home. It is really important that your child continues to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes every day and that this is recorded in their reading records. Having the opportunity to discuss what they have read will really support your child’s comprehension and inference skills and deepen their understanding of language. Children will be developing their times tables knowledge especially, 3’s, 4’s and 8’s, therefore chanting at home will be beneficial. 

Homework will be set on a Thursday and needs to be returned before the following Thursday. The children will receive one piece of maths and one piece of literacy every week to reinforce our class learning. This will be done online using and Mathletics, I will be monitoring what is being completed online and those who do not complete it will need to use the computers at school during lunchtime to complete their homework. Alongside this the children will receive weekly spellings which they will be tested on each week. 

Please can you ensure your child has a full named P.E kit in school every day. The children will be doing P.E on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with Mr Nobes however this may change from time to time so it is important that your child has their P.E kit in school all the time.

I look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you this year, of which I’m sure there’ll be many!

Thank you,
Miss Burton