Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Caring, Helping and Sharing

Chestnut Class - Year 3

Teacher:  Ms C Clegg

email:  clegg@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk

Google Classroom code: r5abjnn

Welcome to Chestnut's page!

We've enjoyed an amazing first half term together as Chestnut Class and I know we'll have a super second half term together during Autumn Term 2. I remain very excited to share the children’s learning journey with them; to see how they blossom academically, socially and emotionally, over this school year.

Our page includes useful information about Chestnut Class; however, if you have any queries or require additional information at any time, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

Kind regards,

Ms Clegg. 

Class Teacher


Google Classroom


Every child in the school has been given a home login for Google Classroom (it will be their own personal school email).

Their password is generic --> Password1              (captial P)

To join Chestnut Class click the plus in the top right corner (join) and then type in the class code --> r5abjnn


Half Term Information -  Autumn Term 2


 Autumn Term 2 Half Termly Letter Chestnut 2021.pdfDownload
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Homework Booklet - Autumn Term 2

Please find below the Homework Booklet for Autumn Term 2. The home learning activities are linked to the areas we are focusing on in class, and have been carefully chosen to develop different skills in relation to a variety of curriculum subjects.

Any Maths, English and/or Spellings homework will continue to be posted weekly on our class Google Classroom page. If you have any questions regarding your child's homework, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. 

 Final Chestnut Class Homework Booklet - Autumn 2.pdfDownload
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Additional Information 

Please continue to scroll down to view additional information relevant to Year 3 learning and Chestnut Class, such as ways to support your child reading at home, recommended reads, recommended reading lists, spelling cards, times tables cards and special achievements.

Ways to support your child reading at home. 

Recommended Reads for Year 3

Recommended Reading List

Please find below the recommended reading list for Year 3 (I have also included Year 4 FYI).

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Bloom's Taxonomy - Useful Reading Questions 

As you are aware, we ask that you read with your child everyday (or as often as you are able), and that every read be recorded in their yellow Reading Diary. Please find attached a selection of varied questions to help support your questioning with your child, when they read to you at home.

 Bloom's Taxonomy Guided Reading Questions.pdfDownload
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Spelling Cards

 3- Pink Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 4- Green Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 5- Blue Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 6- Orange Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
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Times Table Cards

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Special Achievements:

In Chestnut Class (and throughout school), we enjoy celebrating our achievements, including our weekly Special Mention and CHaS. For more detailed information about each week's Special Mention and CHaS (including the reasons why), please see the school's webpage, section Children - Achievements, which is updated weekly.  

Star Reader

Autumn Term 1 - Vanessa.


This half term's Special Mention:

Special Mention - Autumn Term 2

Week 1 - Ivan for Enthusiasm in ALL subjects.

Week 2 - Hilton for her super efforts in Maths and English.

Week 3 - Eadee for her hard work across all lessons, including really trying with her handwriting. 

Week 4 - Melissa.

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7


Special Mention - Autumn Term 1

Week 1 - ALL Chestnut class. This is for the super start we've had together this week. 

Week 2 - Isabella.

Week 3 - Kayla.

Week 4 - Billy and Logan.

Week 5 - James.

Week 6 - Scarlett.

Week 7 - Zach.


This half term's CHaS:

CHaS - Autumn Term 2

Week 1 - James for being an ALWAYS child & good friend.

Week 2 - Scarlett for being such a kind and caring classmate. 

Week 3  Charlie for his super CHaS attitude and helping Mrs Davies during lunchtimes. 

Week 4  Vanessa always helping classmates - especially during class work this week.

Week 5  

Week 6  

Week 7 


CHaS - Autumn Term 1

Week 1 - Jordan.

Week 2 - Harley.

Week 3 - Billy.

Week 4 - Oscar.

Week 5 - Lydia.

Week 6 - Raffy.

Week 7 - Kayla.


Look at our Learning!

Autumn Term 2  - we're proud of our wonderful work in Chestnut Class.

Week 5

A fun-packed week for Chestnut Class! The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting our class elf, Elsie, and reading through her letters at the beginning of every day. Throughout the week, we also planned and wrote a letter to Santa - the children enjoyed getting in the festive spirit.

Throughout the week, our class were busy developing their knowledge in French - we recapped colours together. 

Finally, the children also enjoyed making fudge and truffles, which they later designed and packaged ahead of the school Christmas fayre. 

What a lovely week it has been in Chestnut Class.

Ms Clegg and Miss Roberts are super proud of everyone!

Well done, Chesnuts!

Week 4

Linking with our Science work, this week, in Mission English we learnt more about the muscles in our bodies. We carefully followed instructions and worked in pairs to make a moving arm! In Mission Maths, the children thoroughly enjoyed working using the Chromebooks to access Times Tables Rockstars to practice their times tables knowledge! 

This week, we also had a walk through the local area in Whitley, visiting Whitley Lock, George and the Dragon and All Saints Church. In Mission Geography, we discussed the difference between human and physical features; later making some lovely maps to illustrate these using the places we visited as examples. In Mission History, we discussed the history of the area, including our school! 

Another highlight Chestnut enjoyed was an in school visit of birds. We learnt more about predator birds (eagles and owls) - their living conditions and eating habits! 

Finally, we each placed a bauble on the Christmas tree. What a lovely week it has been - Ms Clegg and Miss Roberts are super proud of Chestnuts efforts this week.

Week 3

Another lovely week in Chestnut Class! In Mission Geography, we enjoyed learning more about the UK - areas of flat lands, hills, and mountains. The children worked hard to create their own topographical maps, attaching different coloured crepe paper to represent the more mountainous regions. In Mission Science, we learnt about the human skeleton, its role in protecting the organs and we then labelled some of the main bones in the human body. The children also enjoyed drawing ‘life size’ skeletons, in order to show their prior knowledge and what they learnt in the lesson. We also enjoyed sitting in our reading corner to listen to Miss Roberts read part of one of our 'read for pleasure' books at the end of the day. Finally, the children enjoyed combining Computing with Children in Need, using their computing skills to design their own Pudsey Bear! 


Week 2

We enjoyed sitting together in our reading corner, reading another of our 'Spotlight Author' books this week - Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. The children particularly enjoyed our World Science Day focus this week, whereby we worked in teams to predict, time, record and conclude our own experiments, to test the best biscuit to 'dunk'; some children were quite surprised by the results! We used dice to select spelling choices in our Spelling lesson - the children all did super with their spelling test this week. On Remembrance Day, we discussed what it is, why we wear poppies and why it's important to remember. The children wrote their own REMEMBER acrostic poems and then enjoyed making their own poppies out of card and crepe paper. Another wonderful week in Chestnut Class. 

Week 1

In Mission Geography, we enjoyed learning more about the UK, specifically about cities and counties within the UK. We enjoyed locating and then labelling cities throughout the UK; we then identified the four Yorkshire counties on a map of the UK. In Mission Science, we discussed nutrition and why a balanced diet is important for all living things. We looked in more detail at the nutritional needs of humans, cats, dogs and birds. We then enjoyed creating our own pie charts to represent human's nutritional needs. It was also lovely to see a wider reading book from home being linked to our Mission in school and shared with the class. Additionally, to be able to share our first piece of Mission homework for this half term! On Friday (5th November), we enjoyed learning more about the history of Bonfire Night and then linking this to Mission Art. The children used black card and oil pastels to create their own amazing artwork. A super start to our Autumn Term 2! 

Autumn Term 1 - A 'snapshot' of our learning so far... 

Below are some more pictures from our Geography lesson. 

Here is a picture of our finished art work. We linked our Mission Geography work with Mission Art in order to create our own amazing toucan artwork in the style of the famous British artist John Dyer. 

Here are some pictures from our Geography lesson, we were comparing different forests and putting them into the correct category. 

Please see the pictures below. Here we are enjoying using different colouring materials to create a picture that is similar to the artist we are looking at this half term in Chestnut, John Dyer.

Happy World Mental Health Day! Below is a picture of us all sat in the reading corner, Ms Clegg read to us some stories related to mental health. We also had a class discussion about what mental health is. 

The pictures below are us enjoying our first hockey match in PE with Jak. 

Below is a picture from our outdoor learning session. We enjoyed making a 'Pumpkin spice cookie jar'and doing some autumnal colouring. 

Here are some more pictures of our amazing homework!

Below are some pictures of us holding our fantastic homework which we have been bringing in since the start of the term. 

Below are some pictures from our Science lesson where we were looking around the field for livings things that were invertebrates. 

During outdoor learning we made sun catchers. The pictures below are us holding our sun catchers up to the sun to see them shine. 

In Chestnut Class, the children enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl day, including dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl character or wearing yellow. It was a wonderful way to end our Week 2.

As part of Roald Dahl day Ms Clegg read us a book called 'The Enormous Crocodile'; we enjoyed sitting in the reading corner and discussing the story.

Here are some pictures from the first outdoor learning session of the year, during the session we used paints and lots of different materials to create a seaside picture.

For Science this half term we are learning about 'Living things and their habitats'. This week we were grouping the living things into four different categories. We enjoyed cutting out different living things and sticking them onto the correct place on our sheet.