Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

SymondsburyChurch of England VA Primary

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Class 3 - Autumn 2016

Welcome to the new school year in class 3.  

We already have already been very busy and there is much more to come before Christmas.

What we will be learning

This term our main topics are, Roald Dhal 100th Anniversary, WW1 Anniversary and Christmas.

Click here for our curriculum map and start of year letter to parents.

Links to programs that we use in school

Charanga for Music  -

Salut for French -

Christmas Lights

In DT we made Christmas lights.  Amazing!  Here are just a few of the great lights.


Christmas Art Project

We worked with Mrs Edney to create a painting called, Colmers Hill through the seasons.  These were then framed and sold at school.


Life in the Trenches

We role played to find out what it was like being in the trenches in WW1.  We didn’t like it when our friends were lying dead on the floor and we still had to run over them to try and get to the other side.


Parliament Education Visit

We had a visit from the Parliament Education Team to lean about democracy.


And in the final week of the first half term ………..

 The Trial of Kennet and Jardine

KS2 worked with our vice chair of governors and international defence lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith to learn about the justice system.  The crime, kidnapping and murder of an Aboriginal person, from Australia to Symondsbury.  The crime was based our local historic characters.  The children had to collect evidence and investigate what happened before questioning two key witness.  The verdict was split, but the children have learnt so much about the justice system, working together and our local history.  A massive thank you to Clive for yet another fantastic and unique learning opportunity for our children.


Badminton with Poppy’s dad

The whole school was treated to a badminton taster session from local coach and Poppy’s dad.  We learnt the basic skills needed for holding the racquet and serving.  Thank you to Poppy’s dad for this opportunity, we had a great time.


Quicksticks Hockey

Class 3 went over to Colfox school to take part in the Quicksticks hockey festival.  We learnt many skills and had a great time.


Celebrating British Food Fortnight at Washingpool Farm

As part of our work around harvest and British Food Fortnight we made a visit to Washingpool Farm.  We learnt about the vegetables that grow on the farm and were given the opportunity to harvest some of the vegetables to take back to school.  We then made soup and bread.  The bread, inspiration from the Bake Off we made fougasse, went down a storm, the soup however, not so!!!




Visit from an orchestra 

Visit from an orchestra called Impulse.  They are a group of 10 students from the Purcell Music College who visit schools as an outreach activity. After a whole school concert class 3 had the opportunity to take part in a one hour workshop.  They had a great time.


Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday Anniversary


 We all dressed up as our favourite Roald Dahl character.