Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'

Ash Class (Year 3)

Welcome to Ash Class.


Our Year 3 Teacher is Miss Amey and our Teaching assistant is Mrs Clark.


We are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of interesting topics to learn about.

In Ash class we always try our best and we are kind to one another. This helps us to reach our full potential and helps us to be happy learners.

Our P.E lessons will be with Mr Briant twice a week, however we ask that P.E kit is in school every day just in case things change due to weather.


We also encourage children to read at home every day. As an incentive, we will have a class reading challenge chart up in the classroom. Children can earn a sticker for the chart if they have read with a parent/guardian and have had their reading journal signed. They can also earn a sticker by reading independently and discussing what they have read with a parent/guardian, but please still sign and date their reading record.


It's going to be such a fun, hard working, memorable year for Ash class and I'm very excited about the journey ahead. Please keep checking back here to see pictures of what we are up to in class.


Miss Amey

Health Week

During Health Week Ash class enjoyed making smoothies and healthy wraps! We created our own smoothies and had a go at writing our own design brief to go with them. Secondly, we made healthy wraps and wrote instructions during English detailing how to make these healthy wraps.

Healthy body, healthy mind

The children have made a fantastic start to the new term. They have come back with enthusiasm for our new topic ‘Healthy body, Healthy mind’ and their behaviour has been brilliant this week. We were particularly excited this week when we learnt that we would be making poo! The children had great fun learning how our food is digested. Ask them what they know about the digestive system.


So far, this term we have thoroughly enjoyed our topic ‘Vincent Van Gogh’. As part of our topic we have been busy making and planting our own sunflowers, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting. We have been very excited this week as our sunflowers, that started as little seeds in week one, are starting to grow nice and tall. Some of them have even reached 9cms in just 4 weeks! Every morning, we are all keen to check on our sunflowers to see whether they have grown over night! We look forward to planting them in the school garden, early next term.


This term began with an exciting trip to Stonehenge.

The children really enjoyed our trip and as a result have

been experts when carrying out their learning on our

Stone Age topic this term. The highlight for the children

so far this term, has to be building ‘Box Henge’ as the

children liked to call it. We recreated Stonehenge in our

school playground and had great fun doing so, as you

  1. see in the picture below.

Here are some quotes from our children about Box Henge:


‘In my opinion I enjoyed it because I enjoyed making up

the boxes at the start’. Rojhat

‘I liked making box Henge because we had to use a lot

of different skills’. Mason

‘In my opinion I liked building the stones because you see

lots of stones and afterwards we could go inside it’.


Can you spot the differnece?

Year 3 trip to Stonehenge

The whole year group enjoyed an exciting visit to this historic site on Tuesday. Although it was chilly, they produced some fantastic observational sketches and were amazed at the ‘real skeletons’ and primitive tools on display. They enjoyed trying out the Stone Age beds in the Roundhouses and tried their best to move a Bluestone but realised they would need another 95 people! We will be putting up class displays of the trip next week – do pop in and have a look after school.

Mrs Allen, Miss Amey

Who am I?

In Ash Class we have been thinking about our topic ‘Who am I,’ ‘Where do we live’ and ‘What do we believe?’ We have produced some fantastic riddles about ourselves. We had to guess the face behind each riddle. Most of us guessed that this one was Masons.

We have now moved on to writing leaflets, persuading people to visit our school or a country within the United Kingdom. We have enjoyed doing our research for the leaflets on ipads and in the ICT suite.

In R.E. we have been looking at Sikhism and have enjoyed learning about traditional Sikh festivals and significant Gurus. In art we have produced some colourful fruit faces, linking to out topic who am I. Can you guess who is who?

We look forward to writing our own setting description and making our own landscape collages, later in the term.