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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three


Mrs Gray is the class teacher on Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Lancaster is the class teacher on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Thursh and Mrs Dalby support year three during the week.

Folk Song and Art Workshop


Year Three spent a whole day working with Ford Collier from Halsway Manor, Crowcombe.

We started our day by finding out what folk songs are and Ford taught us a local folk song.

We then went for a walk to the field and down to the church where we talked about points of interest and the history of the village.

On returning to the classroom we then linked our knowledge of the village to stories that we had been told about the place in which we go to school. Everyone was very keen to tell Ford about the giants chair!


After lunch we split into small groups to work as teams to write a verse each for our own folk song about Dunster. Once we had completed our verses we put them altogether and then performed our folk song to the rest of the school! 

Picture 1 Ford teaching us a fantastic local folk song.
Picture 2 Learning a local folk song.
Picture 3 Writing our class folk song.


During the first half of the Spring Term, we have been finding out about what makes a great playscript.  


We have learnt about the features of a playscript and have used this knowledge to help us transform the fantastic story of ‘The Gruffalo’, by Julia Donaldson into a playscript. After writing our wonderful playscripts we then worked in small groups to create puppets of the characters and to finally perform our story of ‘The Gruffalo’.


Click on the videos below to watch our ‘Gruffalo’ performance.










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