Welcome to Ash Class!

Teaching in Ash class this year is Mrs Rosie Thomson and Mr Alex Nicholls.   PPA will be covered by Catherine Collins on a Wednesday afternoon. If you need to speak to Mrs Thomson please feel free to arrange a time via e-mail.

Email Mrs Thomson: rosie.thomson@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk

Our value this term is Encouragement

Our topic this term is:

Exciting Egyptians

PE is on Wednesday – please come to school in PE kit


Homework Summer 1

Year 3 Summer Learning Web


We have come back to school with a BANG!  Ash Class were sent a stone with a hieroglyphic inscription – we had to crack the code.

In the afternoon, we were able to explore Tutankhamen’s tomb and identify the treasures that were left behind.

We have started the term off with a bang! We have been fitness instructors to start our ‘Healthy Me’ topic in Jigsaw.





Our P4C question this week is…..

Was Howard Carter a thief?


To start our India topic, we have been creating 3D topographic maps of India and recreating Henri Rousseau images of the Indian jungle.

Shotover Hill

Our enquiry question this term for Science and Geography is ‘Will Shotover Last Forever?’.

We will be exploring different types of rocks and soils and what impact they have on the local wildlife and eco systems.  We will also be looking at how rocks and soils can give us a snapshot into the past – what was life like in Oxfordshire hundreds, thousands and millions of years ago?

We will be doing lots of practical activities in order to deepen our understanding.

We visited Shotover to help with our understanding:


Happy Diwali!

Last term, we were learning all about DiwaliWe were learning to investigate what happens during the festival of Diwali and whether the celebrations bring a sense of belonging to Hindus?

On Diwali (4th November) we invited the parents into school to celebrate with us.  We showed off our: Rangoli patterns, Diwali lanterns, drawings and our poems, ‘When I heard the Fireworks’ which we innovated from  Pie Corbett’s ‘When I Heard the Music’.  We even performed a Diwali dance!



We have been exploring forces this term.  We have completed experiments using magnets, we have designed and created our own air-powered rockets and we have  used rubber band powered cars.



We have been learning all about the Anglo Saxons this term.  One of our highlights, was our Anglo Saxon workshop. We weaved, made clay pots and even dressed up!