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Winnall Primary School

Blue - Year 3

Warburtons Visit!

To start our new food topic, Blue Class were lucky enough to have a visit  from Warburtons Bakery who taught us lots of things about bread. We learnt  the different types of food and learnt what choices we should make for a healthy diet and lifestyle. After, we all had the opportunity to put our new knowledge to the test and create a healthy sandwich.

Before we could start cooking we had to follow strict food hygiene rules. Everyone, including all the adults, had to wear hair nets and aprons, and we all had to have 'bakers hands' while we were waiting to start. Have a look through the photographs and decide who you think made the tastiest sandwich.

Year 3 Trip to the Winchester City Museum


Blue class were taken back to Anglo-Saxon Winchester on Tuesday. During an exciting trip to the Winchester City Museum the children were able to dress up as Anglo-Saxons and touch some real life artifacts! The children learnt what life was like as an Anglo-Saxon in Winchester by looking at artifacts and the wonderful displays in the museum. Many children also become budding historians, answering tricky questions and solving puzzles with some broken pottery and tiles. 

Viking Day- Friday 2nd December- Cooking, Board Games, Computing, Drawing and Shield Making

Year 3/4 trip to Winchester Cathedral


As part of our Vikings and Anglo-Saxons topic in History we were lucky enough to have a behind the scenes tour of Winchester Cathedral. We learnt all about the history of the Cathedral as well as some interesting facts about our local legend King Alfred. 


After our exciting tour we pretended to be King Alfred's loyal followers and crafted silver broaches for him. Our tour leader showed us how to paint lettering with gold paint and we practiced some letters for King Alfred's books.


Have a look at the photos to see how well we did!

Viking Longboats!

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In Design and Technology we designed and built 3d models of Longboats. We used card, paper, straws and cocktail sticks to create our boats. Everyone designed their sails and shields differently and we are really proud of our fleet of ships.

Blue Class Newsletter: Autumn term 2016


Welcome to Blue Class 2016-2017


We hope you had a great holiday and are looking forward to the new term in Blue Class. Your teacher this year is Miss Lewis. We are very lucky to have Mrs Gray, Miss Salter and Mrs Haas also helping Blue Class this year.



Our P.E. days this term will be Tuesdays and Wednesday but we recommend that children have their P.E kits in school everyday. 

Reading Books

If your child read to you at home please sign their reading diary. Every time they read they will earn a 5 housepoints! When your child finishes their book, remind them to place it in the read box so a member of the year 3 team can change it and add up their housepoints.

Water Bottles

Please make sure that your child has a refillable water bottle in school everyday, so they can drink plenty throughout the day. 


Homework will be handed out on Fridays and will need to be returned by the following Thursday.


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask one of members of the Year 3 team.  

Winchester Hat Fair

We were lucky to work with Theatre Royal to create headdresses and props for the Schools' Parade. The theme is Roald Dahl and we are basing our work on George's Marvellous Medicine. 

Please make sure your child has suitable PE kit for outdoor summer term sessions. They need strong trainers which allow them to run safely on the field, a white or blue tshirt, blue or black shorts. They also need a bottle of water to take out in lessons.


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We are studying the roman myth, Romulus and Remus in our literacy lessons. We are going to rewrite the story from the perspective of one of the characters. To help us plan this we worked with a partner to draw a giant story map. 


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PE kits:

Please make sure PE kits are in school every day from now on. We will be having our normal PE sessions on Monday and Tuesdays but will also go out on other days to start practising for sports day. The children need shorts, t shirt and trainers.

Maths homework:

Please continue practising the 3, 4 and 8 times table with your children.

Pirates and Mermaids- the year 3 and 4 Easter production:
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Christmas Carol Singing at the Winchester Christmas Market.


Year 3 and 4 were lucky to spend their morning at the Winchester Christmas Market this December at Winchester Cathedral. We beautifully sung Christmas songs to those doing their Christmas shopping and had a lovely time down at the market.

smileyHelp your child to tell the time at home. In maths we have been learning to tell the time. But the children still need lots of practise at home. Please practise this at every opportunity- what time is dinner? You are going to bed at 7 o'clock tonight? What time shall we go to the park? We have understood half past , o'clock, quarter past and to. They still need help with 5 minute intervals. 

Thank you 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to Winnall

We have been learning all about Willy Wonka and his amazing inventions. As part of our design and technology work we created and made our own chocolates. We designed our wrappers and chocolates. Some of our fillings included marshmallows, honeycomb, biscuit, smarties and haribos. Have a look at our happy faces as we got to take home our wrapped chocolate. 


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PE request for Autumn term 2

Please could all children make sure they have full PE kit in school every Wednesday and Friday.

On Wednesday we do outdoor PE and the children need tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and trainers.

On Friday we have indoor PE and the children need shorts/tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt.

Girls need a pair of socks to change into if they are wearing tights.

Many thanks nosmiley

On Wednesday 30th September, Year 3 and 4 held a Fairtrade Day to find out all about Fairtrade and what it does. We were very lucky to have Mr James to start off our day, who taught us a banana magic trick. We then took part in lots of activities including baking, art, geography tasks and debating. The cakes we made were then sold at a cake sale after school to raise money for charity. 

In maths we have been learning to add numbers on a vertical number line. Look-some of us have moved onto written column method. 
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Chocolate poetry:

Have a look at our Literacy working wall and our journey to producing a poem all about chocolate. We really enjoyed making up the nonsense lines. The best part was eating chocolate!!!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We have been studying the text of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Literacy lessons. We are planning to write diary entries from Charlie showing empathy of his character. To help us with our writing we have been doing drama work acting out scenes from the book, understanding how Charlie feels. Have a look at some of our drama:


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Blue Class are enjoying learning about the Aztecs.

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Academic Year 2015/2016

Blue Class’ teachers are Mrs Barney and Mrs Haas. We hope you are having a fabulous summer holidays. There are a few things we would like you to remember for when you return to school.

Uniform – Please make sure that you are in the correct uniform, have a look at the uniform policy. You also need to make sure you have school shoes on. Trainers are not acceptable.

PE kit – Please make sure that you have a PE kit in school EVERY DAY. You must make sure that you have a change of shoes, trainers or plimsolls.

Water bottle – Please bring a water bottle into school every day. Water is the only acceptable drink. Healthy snack can be eaten at break time, crisps, chocolate and sweets will not be allowed.

Reading book and reading record – Everyone will be given a reading book and reading record on the first week back, please make sure that these are in school every day.

Remember to have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge – If you need a reminder, take a look at latest news.

Academic Year 2014/2015 

Our theme this term is the Stone Age. We have been reading the book Stig of the Dump and creating lots of super writing from this. Please try and pop into the classroom one day after school or at parents evening to see some of the super work.
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Blue class have been taking their maths learning outside. Have a look at some of the things we have been doing.
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Half Term Homework

Your child has two pieces of half term homework:

1. Learn all spellings from last half term.

2. Research The Stoneage. (Sheet in book bags)

Y3/4 trip to the Winchester City Mill- 21/05/15

Instructional writing- Literacy

Instructional writing- Literacy 1 Making dioramas of the Twits upside room.
Instructional writing- Literacy 2 We used the book The Twits for ideas.
Instructional writing- Literacy 3 Thinking about how we made the diorama.
Instructional writing- Literacy 4 Finished dioramas. Now write instructions.

Tri-golf tournament Royal Winchester Golf Club.

20 children from year 3 and 4 were selected to represent the school at the Winchester Games Festival. We were invited to the Royal Winchester Golf Club and the children had the opportunity to compete against other schools. It was a very enjoyable day, the sun shone and we were in a glorious setting. The children played very well showing off the many skills they had learnt with the golf coaches in pe lessons at school.


Year 3 and 4 went for a river walk in Winnall Moors to begin thinking about our river topic. 22/04/15

Summer term reminders

As the warm weather continues into the new term, we will be outside as much as possible.Please could the children have the following items in school everyday next term:


PE KIT- blue shorts, white -tshirt, trainers (strong, well fitted shoes so they can run safely on the field). Long hair must be tied back with a headband. No jewellery.


WATER BOTTLE- named and placed in the box at back of the classroom.


JUMPERS- named please. 


Reading books- daily in the orange tray.


Spelling and times table books- In school daily, tested on Tuesday.


Homework- sent home Fridays and back in the following Friday.


Many thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to the summer term with Blue Class.

Tudor Garden Homework

A very big thank you to all Mums and Dads for helping your child with their Tudor Garden Homework. They were all absolutely brilliant and it was obvious that a lot of research, time and hard work had been put into the making of them. The children were very proud of their work and with your help have learnt a lot about the Tudors and the way they designed their gardens. The staff thought everyone was a winner so we left the difficult task of judging them to year 6!

Macey was a clear winner from the year 6 votes but everyone received a chocolate bunny for their hard work and effort. Thank you once again for helping with the gardens. no

Year 3 Tudor Garden winner as voted by year 6.

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laugh Easter Holiday Homework 


Easter Holiday Homework is reading. Please listen to your child read regularly over the two week holiday and write in their diary every time you listen to them. I will be collecting reading diaries in first day back. Many thanks.


Happy Easter from Blue Class

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Year 3 Tudor Museum

Blue Class invited friends and families into class to visit their Tudor Museum. They all set up an exhibition of their work which included a Tudor book which they had written and illustrated, a Tudor purse which they had designed and sewn and many other pieces of work. Please look through the sideshow to see their amazing work.....

Basing House Visit

Last week Blue and Green Class visited the old Tudor House, Basing House. We had a fantastic day which involved lots of different activities learning about the Tudors. Inside the old cow barn we looked at and handled artefacts that were found on the site of Basing House and would have been used by Tudors. We also looked at and found out about the food rich and poor people ate. Outside we explored the huge site and did lots of walking around exploring the ruins of the big Tudor House. We took part in an orienteering activity and used compasses and clues to direct us to different parts of the house. We came home very tired but full of lots of exciting new facts about the Tudors which we can use in our lessons.

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Pen Licence

In key stage 2 we have introduced a pen licence. If children can show they are consistently writing with correctly formed, joined up handwriting they will be awarded a pen licence. This means they are presented with a licence and a handwriting pen which they can use in literacy and topic lessons.


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Theatre Royal Visit


Blue Class were very lucky to have a visiting theatre company from the Theatre Royal come and spend the day with them. We had a very fun day learning all about sound. The day ended in Blue Class composing and performing their very own song all about the sounds they heard on a sound walk around school.

Have a look at the photos to see the fun we had!

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In Literacy we are writing our own Tudor stories. We spent time looking at stories set in the Tudor times, before creating our own characters, settings and story lines. Here are some photographs of our story hills which we are using to help us plan our stories, and our story maps which we are using to help us write our stories and make them the best that they can be.
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 In RE we have been learning about Holi, the story behind it and how people celebrate the festival. This term we will be using our understanding of the festival to create pieces of mixed media artwork.


Watch this space to see our pieces of Holi art when they are finished!



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Golf lesson with professional golf coaches from Royal Winchester Golf Club

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Circus tent for Literacy.

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We have been writing stories based on the picture book "Leon and the Place Between". The children have been going into the circus tent to read stories and eat popcorn- just like the character in the book.

Newsletter Spring Term 2015

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Welcome back, hope you had a restful Christmas and are ready for the new spring term.


PE -  This term our PE sessions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the Tuesday session the children will be taught to play golf by sports coaches. The lesson will take place on the field so the children will need waterproof trainers and a warm track suit or leggings to keep them warm!!!


Spellings - Spellings will continue to come home on Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday. Please help your child to learn them.


Reading books - Reading books and diaries are checked and changed daily. At the end of each day the children who read at home get a celebration clap in front of the class and a surprise treat. This can be anything from 20 house points to time playing Lego!


School Uniform

Thank you very much for making sure your children are in full school uniform every day, they always look great.


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A song we have been singing in class to help us learn our 2 times table

smiley Welcome to the new school year and Blue Class. Here are some important dates and reminders for the new term:


Tuesday 9th September- Visit to Monttisfont. Please could children wear school jumpers and t-shirts. They can wear home trousers and shoes you do not mind getting muddy! We are leaving promptly after 9.00am.


PE- We will have PE on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY. Please provide shorts, tshirt, trainers or plimsolls. When the weather becomes colder they will need a warm tracksuit as we will continue with outside games in all weathers!


Lunch boxes- All lunchboxes and lunchtime drinks need to be put into the red trug box when the children arrive in the morning. A separate water bottle can be left in the water bottle box in the classroom which the children have access to at anytime.


Reading books- Please listen to your child read as many times a week as you can. If they read at home they need to put their book and diary into the orange reading tray first thing. They will receive a stamp for reading and once they completed a full page of stamps they get a prize from the prize bag!


Homework- Homework will be English and Maths on alternate weeks. This will be sent home on a Friday and will be expected in the following Friday. We will be running a lunchtime homework club for those children who are unable to complete homework at home. Spellings will also come home every Friday, with a test in class the following week.


I am looking forward to an exciting and fun year with your children. They have made a fantastic start in the first week back. If you have any concerns or questions please come and see me before school or at the end of the day.


Mrs Barneysmiley




frown Welcome to Blue Class.


A few reminders:

  • Reading books need to be put in the red reading tray every morning. You will get a stamp for reading and a prize from the prize box when you have filled a page with stamps.


  • P.E- We have P.E on Thursday and Friday. Please could you make sure you have a kit and trainers or plimsolls.


  • Water bottles- bring a bottle of water to keep in class and use as you need. Remember to take this home at the end of the day for a wash!


SPORTS DAY- Tomorrow- Friday 27th June. Come to school in your P.E kit, wearing a t-shirt in the colour of your house. There will be a picnic lunch followed by key stage 2 sports day.

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