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Events and Information

 Autumn 1 2021

Mrs Andrews, Mr Walter and Mrs Read would like to congratulate the whole of year3 for such an amazing first half term at Bartley. We know that the transition from Infant to Junior is exciting but can also be challenging in so many ways. Every one should be so proud of themselves. We have seen each child grow in confidence, both socially and academically and their personalities are shining through. This is often a gradual process that will continue throughout the year and flourish as they move on through the school.

We can't believe how much we have already experienced. Buildings Hook day with a focus on design, creation and imagination. Harvest festival, led so wonderfully by 3A, who should be so proud of their confident performances. We can't wait for 3R and 3W's class worships in either the Spring or Summer terms. A visit from Mrs Rao, who shared pictures and stories with us about the Hindu festival of Diwali. Prayer day, led by Mr Floyd, Mrs Blencowe, Reverend Burnish and Reverend John Reeve. Book fair, where the children loved the opportunity to scan the shelves and choose a book. Also, so many different learning opportunities including, den building, exploring the environmental area and using books for inspiration in our reading and writing, such as, 'The Green Ship,' 'Cloud tea monkeys and 'The Gruffalo.' We have developed skills in water colour and ink, when investigating buildings around the world in art, enjoyed exploring light and forces in science and taken part in the maths world cup tables challenge. Through these fun experiences and more, the children have begun to progress in their learning and form bonds as a class and a year group that will continue to strengthen throughout the year.

Looking forward, we have so much planned for the children to enjoy. Just in the next few weeks we will be visiting Minstead study centre to experience how early settlers created their homes and how they lived. We will be supporting Children in need on Friday and towards the end of term having Christmas services and hopefully parties.

We would like to end by saying thank you to all the parents and carers, for the constant support and encouragement you all give your children each and every day. It is clear that by working together, the children have learnt the routines, come to school confident and happy and feel more secure with their surroundings and the expectations that they are faced with when starting a new school.  

The Year 3 team

Bartley trip to Hillier Gardens

Last term, our year 3's visited Hillier Gardens to pond dip, habitat hunt and explore their way through Sir Harold Hillier Gardens’ 180 acres of natural beauty.  Below is a video of the day.

Memory Day

Due to the impact of Corona virus lockdowns and closures, many of the school trips we would have normally enjoyed could not go ahead this year.  However we really wanted to give the children some extracurricular activities they could remember.  To that end we ran a 'Memory Day'. 

At the start of the day, the children enjoyed a fantastic show of birds of prey from Liberties Raptor and Reptile centre.  They encountered some stunning birds demonstrating their awe inspiring natural abilities and learned all about them.   

Later we built dens using branches brought in by helpful forester parents.  We did a circuit of our newly completed running track around the field with a variety of well-being related challenges at regular stops on the circuit.  We also had fun doing a treasure hunt and having a go at juggling. In the afternoon, we enjoyed a camp-fire singalong, making art with nature in the environmental area and to round it all off, ice lollies in the sunshine!  A lovely, memorable day that was enjoyed by all!  Enjoy the slideshows below:

Roman Day

This year's Roman day was a great success with children coming in dressed to impress in their Roman regalia! They enjoying a variety of activities from making mosaics to learning how to use Roman Numerals.  With Archaeologist Gemma, children investigated genuine Roman artefacts, learned all about archaeology and explored fascinating facts about Roman design and lifestyles.  They enjoyed marching like a legionnaires, designing their own Roman coins and learning what we know about wealthy Romans and the evidence they've left behind for us to discover.  Enjoy the slideshows attached below. 

Here are some of the amazing activities and trips that Year 3 have been enjoying !


Below are the pictures from previous Roman Days, visits by local artist Alan Langford, and our Science trip to Hillier Gardens.   More recent pictures of these events can be seen here


Roman Day

The children looked fantastic dressed in their Roman clothes.  We had a brilliant day learning about roman numerals, creating mosaics and learning about the Romans with local archaeologist, Gemma from Trench 1 Archaeology.

Alan Langford and the dragons!

On Tuesday 8th January, Year 3 were visited by local artist Alan Langford.  Every year, we are inspired and amazed by Alan's work and it definitely helps trigger our imaginations and enthusiasm for our upcoming English topic - writing our own legend!

 Science Trip to Hilliers

Our trip to Hilliers supported our Science topics about plants, animals and life cycles.  We had a fantastic day in the sunshine!