Welcome to Chestnut Class

Hartlebury Museum

What a fantastic day we had learning about life during World war One.

First, we were told about what a soldier’s life was like in ‘The Trenches’. We studied and sketched World war One artifacts, we learned that Hartlebury Castle was turned into a hospital for wounded soldiers.

We looked around the Castle ~ it was magnificent! Then we visited the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) exhibition. There was a quiz to complete, games to play and we were even allowed to dress up as nurses and soldiers; it was great fun.

After that, we had a taste of what it would have been like in a classroom  100 years ago. Some of us really liked it!

We had a wonderful day ~ a great start to our History project on World War One. Our teachers were really proud of all of us.

Happy Halloween

River Severn trip

What a fantastic day we had on The River Severn! First we had a river boat trip on The Earl. Jake, the skipper took us down the river under the 3 bridges. Then back up to see the River Lock. Along the river we spotted lots of wildlife, including swans, cormorants and even kingfishers.

After our trip down the river, we walked up to Diglis Basin with Roger and Gill from The Canal Trust. They taught us lots of things about canals including water safety; they were very impressed by our knowledge about The River Severn. We helped with the opening of the locks to let a narrow boat through to the river.

We had a wonderful day; the weather was beautiful and our teachers were really proud of us all.

New Age Kurling tournament

Well done to the four Year 3 children who took part in the School Games New Age Kurling Key Stage 2 tournament at Regency High School. The children had a really good afternoon trying a sport that was totally new to them. They were a credit to Ombersley school. Well done Joseph, Joseph, Finley and Ruby. 

Year 3 Football Festival

Six children from Year 3 took part in the Droitwich Pyramid Football Festival at Droitwich Football Club. The children all looked very smart in their new purple football kit.

The children played 6 matches throughout the afternoon and won four of their matches. There were some very competitive matches and all the children played with a great sporting attitude. I was very proud of them all. They were a credit to Ombersley school. Well done Kara, Alfie, Toby, Matthew, Sebastian and Ethan. 

Science in Year 3

During our Science lessons, we have been learning about rocks and soils. We found out about the properties of natural rocks and what they are used for. We talked about things that are made from natural and man-made rocks. We have also experimented with different types of soils and tested for permeability. 

Land of Hope and Glory

We have started our new topic of Land of Hope and Glory. We are learning all about the United Kingdom. We have  found out about the countries, counties, capital cities, cities and towns in Britain by locating them on a map of the UK.

In Art we have begun to study the  features in our local environment, for this we used a viewfinder to sketch a selection of natural and man-made features of our school and field.