Butlers Court School

'Encouraging Success, Celebrating Achievement'

Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page.

We hope that you will enjoy looking at it over the year.


The Year 3 Team:

3CG class teacher - Mrs Cantwell-Wilkinson and Mrs Gilks

3HW class teacher - Mrs Williams

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Breeze and Miss Speed

Art teacher - Mrs Habgood. 


PE Day- every Tuesday

Forest School Day- every Friday


Take One Picture Week

The children thoroughly enjoyed Take One Picture week this year working with Paulo Uccello's The Battle of San Romano painting which is in the National Gallery. The painting was created in 1432 and depicts a battle scene between the Florentines and Sienese forces. The main focus of the painting is of the Florentine condottiere Niccolo da Tolentino who is painting wearing a hat which was sign of military success. We used this idea to create a mood board of swatches showing different printing techniques before picking our favourite method to create our own hats. Once we had created our fabric, we spent the final day of the week learning how to sew bringing the printed fabric together to make our final hat designs. The children thoroughly enjoyed the week and were very pleased with their creations.

The Battle of San Romano and a close up of Niccolo da Tolentino and his hat. 

As part of the week we also looked at another of Uccello's paintings called St George and the Dragon which inspired us to write our own traditional tales. We had great fun learning about medieval weapon innovations and built our own catapults!


Below is a gallery of our activities from the week, we hope you enjoy looking through them.

It's Gardening Season!

We have been busy sowing and caring for various vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and lettuce. We have even sown some marigolds as a natural bug repellent for when our seedlings get stronger. Everyone is looking forward to seeing how they grow and maybe even the chance of some tasting at the end of the school year! 

Forest School Band

We had great fun creating our own Forest School bands in the Environmental area using natural materials we could find around us.


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Egyptian Day

On Friday 23rd April, Year 3 took part in Egyptian Day. We came to school dressed as Ancient Egyptians and helped organise the burial of Tutankhamun. 

Forest School Adventures Begin...

Celebrating ‘La Chandeleur’ and French work