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Friday 7th Jan 2022

We have reached the end of our first week and I have to say I am really impressed by the enthusiastic attitude from the whole class. Many children have been making really positive choices about their learning and seem to be making links and applying things they have learnt previously to our new topics.


Next week, we will be continuing to look at the book 'The Mousehole Cat' in English with a focus on writing descriptively for poetry.

In Maths, we will be looking in more depth at division methods and what division means.

Our topic of 'Under the Sea' continues where we will be 'diving' in to a lesson about the layers of the ocean (sorry about the pun!)


Have a lovely weekend!


Miss Newns

Spring is here!


Spring is here...we will pretend we didn't see the slight amount of snow we had today!

Welcome back to a new term and lots of exciting new learning. I hope you all had a restful break and enjoyed some new year celebrations. 

This term we start our new topic of 'Under the Sea'. I am really looking forward to exploring the learning with the class and so you know what we plan to cover, please find below the topic web for your reference.

I have also attached our new home learning grid. All the information you need is on the sheet and you may recall a letter went out at the end of last term with further details too. Any questions, please get in contact.


To start the term off with a twist, we explored some different ways to complete our reading! The aim was to promote a love of learning and be free to get lost in the book by being comfortable and relaxed! Very rarely are we sat at desk when we read for pleasure at home so why not at school!



Merry Christmas!

We have had a great term in Amethyst class and I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone!

Here are a few photos of our Christmas activities (we made Santa masks and played a game where we had to draw a snowman on top of our head!)

Thank you once again for all the wonderful cards and generous gifts you have given us all, it is very much appreciated.

From all the team in Year 3 we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Stay safe and relax!


Parents Evening

It was so lovely to meet many of you at parents evening last week and catch up about how everyone has progressed over the first half term.

I am so proud of the whole class, they have transitioned in to Year 3 brilliantly and it is a pleasure to be supporting them in their learning.

several families asked how they could support at home. Please continue with regular reading, Edshed and TT Rockstars, but should you wish to work on something else, please find below some maths reasoning challenges. This is a whole school focus and we are working hard to support the children's mathematical explanations.


Hit The Button!


If your child wants to have a go at their times tables, division facts and/or number bonds, feel free to use this link and play the game!




Forest Alternative 01/10/21

Although we were unable to attend the forest today, and the weather started off rather wet (!) we did manage to get outside and have a beautiful walk around Dormansland! Having not explored Dormansland much myself...it was a good job Mrs Wood was with us! We went for a beautiful walk past some gorgeous cottages, through some leafy woodland and across the green golf course. Before we left, we wrote one thing for each letter of the alphabet that we thought we might see on our walk. Then, looked for them and ticked them off. You can see our photos below.


Miss Newns

Friday 9th September 2021

It has been a wonderful week back with the children and they have continued to impress me throughout! 

We have started delving in to our topic of the Ancient Egyptians and this week we conducted a tomato mummification experiment! We will be monitoring the results each week to see the changes!

If you wish to conduct this experiment at home for some fun over the weekend, please find the instructions below. 

Have a lovely weekend!


Miss Newns

Yr 3 and 4 Meet the Teacher

Hello and welcome!


It is so wonderful to be back and starting a new year! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and have enjoyed a well-deserved rest!

I look forward to getting to know all the new Amethyst children and families over the next few weeks, as well as delving in to some new learning and hopefully returning to a bit of normality compared to last year!


As with every new year, there comes lots of new things to get used to and I have to say, I have already been blown away by my lovely new class! They have come back to school with lots of enthusiasm and curiosity for learning as well as finding their feet quickly in their new classroom. Although, as you can see from the photos below, our classroom briefly transformed in to an Egyptian tomb on Friday! We had a lot of fun exploring the tombs with torches and trying to find the hidden treasures that the Ancient Egyptians had hidden! Thankfully it is back to a classroom now, ready for us to continue delving in to our topic!


Please find below a welcome letter (which has lots of details about some of the practicalities of Year 3) and a topic web (showing what we will be learning over the term). There will be a 'meet the teacher' session this week on Wednesday 8th September at 9:15am, which will give more details about the term to come. This will be online as well for those that can not make it and the PowerPoint will be uploaded to the class webpage as well.


Should you have any questions or need to contact me, please don't hesitate to email the office, pop a note in the reading diary or catch me briefly after school.


I look forward to working with all your children and hope they are as excited for the year ahead as I am!


Best wishes,


Miss Newns

Egyptian Tomb Exploring

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