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What a fantastic effort from staff and children alike!


Early years funding is changing! Please do visit to find out more. From September we will be offering places for 2 years olds. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our fantastic nursery. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please contact us to find out more on 01295 574004


Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please do contact us to find out more 01295 574004


A first for Cherry Fields! We are very excited to have welcomed Tom from into school today. Some excellent budding musicians had their first go with keyboards and guitars today.


We are very proud to show off the fabulous Christmas artwork by our Darwin and Nightingale classes, which is proudly on display at Banbury Library.If you pop down please have a look, they have pride of place as you enter! Amazing work!


Please join us at our next open event, in preparation for choosing your Reception places for next September. The Head Teacher will give a presentation, a tour of the setting and allow our prospective families the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.


The Year 3 class have had a very creative day with Banbury BID building their own lanterns, for the Christmas Parade around Banbury Town. Wonderful skills demonstrated by our children and our grown up helpers too!


We would like to say a huge thank you to the "Outstanding" team here at Cherry Fields. Our PTA presented the team with some custom made cakes and a card to show their appreciation and continued support.


On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Canal and River Trust into school for a water safety assembly. Fabulous engagement from all our pupils and some great information shared. Thank you


Our Year 2 class enjoyed their first cooking lesson this week. Attenborough class made their own dough and chopped the toppings for their pizza's. They then took these home with instructions on how to cook for their dinner!


We recently welcome a talented local artist into school to work with our reception class. Delia shared her work, style, media and inspirations as well as running activities with the children allowing them to learn new techniques.


Thank you Banbury Library for sharing these beautiful pictures of our Year 1 and Year 2 class' art work after their trip to the library to celebrate World Book day 2023.


What a fantastic week celebrating World Book day! We have had breakfast and a book with our families, our reading challenge, school trip to Banbury library and now our favourite book character costumes.


We had a fantastic turn out for our breakfast and a book morning.



We welcomed in some of our parents/carers yesterday to assist with our community art project. They are helping create a fabulous Cherry Tree out of recycling materials. We cant wait to see it completed!


Here is our fabulous Reception class team dressed up for NSPCC number day!


Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection


Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection

Year 3

Spring 2 Curriculum Newsletter 


Obama Class 



Welcome back to Year 3! We are all looking forward to another exciting term partnering with you and your child in their learning and development. Within this curriculum newsletter there is some key information to help you support your child’s learning. 

Nut Free School 

Please can we remind you that we are a Nut Free School, so please do not pack products in the lunchboxes that may contain nuts; this includes chocolate spread. 


This term our PE day is Monday. Swimming lesson continues to be on a Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day in case these days change.  Please could you ensure all PE kit is clearly named. 

  • Indoor PE: Children will need black shorts and a plain t-shirt in their house colour. Gym and Dance is done in bare feet. Children will need trainers or plimsolls for indoor games. 

  • Outdoor PE: black shorts and t-shirt, and a tracksuit or spare jumper for colder days.  Children will also need trainers.  

Please remember that children should not wear jewellery on P.E and swimming days. 



Children will have one homework book which will be used for all homework. They will have weekly spellings and maths homework. The maths homework will be set using the website Timetables Rock Stars. If you have any queries about the homework please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.  

Times Table Rock Stars  

Cherry Fields Primary School is signed up to the Times Tables Rock Stars programme to support your child with their number facts. At home, children are expected to play on Times Table Rock Stars for 5 minutes at least four times a week. To support your child, please do consider whether they may need number facts written out for them to refer to - this is not deemed as 'cheating' but instead provides the opportunity for number facts to become embedded through repetition of reading/speaking/typing these related numbers. If you are unsure of what this might look like, please ask your child's class teacher. 

Wider Curriculum Project Homework Menus  

Children will have a termly topic menu with additional homework options based on our wider curriculum. We would love it if all children could bring in at least one piece of homework from this grid to share with the class. 


All children have a reading diary, which they should bring to school in their book bag every day. Please record your child’s reading (as well as any additional comments) in the reading diary including the date and, where appropriate, page numbers. Halfway through the diary is a guide to help adults to support children’s reading as well as phonics/spelling guides for children as they progress through the school. We will check the reading record is completed regularly. 



Wider Curriculum Project 

This term our Wider Curriculum question is How can portraiture be used to represent individuals. The children will be learning all about the Tudors, including Henry VIII and his wives. They will also consider what life was like for everyday people in Tudor times and think about how the Tudors affected our lives today? They will then explore different portraits from Tudor and modern times thinking about why do we have portraits? Have we always had portraits? The children will have the opportunity to create their own self portrait and build on their sketching and painting skills.  


In Maths this term we will be exploring the relationship between the 2,4 and 8 times table. The children will also be learning the column subtraction method. They will then move onto fractions, firstly exploring the part-whole relationship and understanding that a whole can be divided into equal and unequal parts. The children will begin to explain the size of the part in relation to the whole as well as constructing a whole when given a part and the number of parts.  


In our writing lessons this term the children will be listening to and reading The Tempest. They will have opportunities to dramatise parts of the play and recreate the storm scene at the start of the play. This will lead into them writing a setting description. They will be working on writing using subordination (when, if, that, because) and using adverbs and conjunctions to express time and place. The children will also have opportunities to experiment with adjectives to create impact and work on selecting the most appropriate adjective for their setting description. They will continue practising grouping ideas into paragraphs and secure the correct use of past tense verbs.  


In Computing this term Year 3 will first be completing their unit on Scratch – developing programming skills.  They will then be exploring Branching Databases. They will find out that this is a way of sorting information by asking questions that are normally answered yes or no. They will find out that data is facts and statistics collected together to give information. They will have the opportunity to create their own branching database. 


In HRE this term Year 3 will focus on setting boundaries and understanding the importance of personal space and how to keep safe online. They will think about secrets and surprises and what is the difference between these. The children will also consider how to respond and listen appropriately to other people and their feelings with links being made to our zones of regulation.  


During music this term we will be completing a unit of work called the Dragon Song. Children will develop skills in listening to and appraising music, alongside their performance skills. 


In P.E this term, our Monday Lessons are being led by the Youth Activators from Cherwell District Council.  We are learning a range of different team building and playground games.  We continue with our swimming lessons on a Thursday. 


In RE Year 3 will be exploring what is Holi and finding out the Hindu celebration of the story of Radha and Krishna.. The children will also learn about the significance of Easter and the Easter story to Christians. They will then think about similarities and differences between Holi and Easter.  


In their French lessons the children will be learning vocabulary related to their family and friends as well as their pets. They will be learning the French alphabet and extending their knowledge of asking questions by looking at asking What is his name in French. They will use their knowledge of the French alphabet to practise spelling their own names in French.  


Thank you for your help and support. We are looking forward to teaching your children this term and partnering with you in supporting their learning. 


Year 3 Team