Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church

Year 3/4        

Brownlee Class

Welcome to Brownlee Class! To view the topic web for Term 3, please click here.

Term 3 highlights so far...


We took part in an indoor athletics festival. We practised lots of different skills like curling, relay racing, and even planking! 

Challenge times

Building a viking longship out of cardboard

Complete with mast, sale, dragon figurehead, shields, oars and a rudder!

Potato Challenge

For our potato challenge, we made homemade crisps! We peeled and chopped lots of potatoes. Then we added different seasoning to make traditional crisp flavours: ready salted, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion, BBQ and paprika. We then carried out a blind taste test to guess what flavours we were trying. Delicious!

Thursday Teas

Term 3 started with Thursday Teas, where we showcased our Roman Information Book which we had all played a part in writing in Term 2. We also read an amazing recount about The Great Brownlee Bake Off and showed pictures of our scrumptious cheesecake creations.

Term 2 highlights

Visit to Caerleon!

The Great Brownlee Bake Off!


Star Trail

Carols at the Pig


Term 1 has been jam-packed with lots of learning and exciting events. Below are some highlights:


In Maths, we have focused on place value, addition and subtraction. Year 4 made excellent teachers to Year 3!

We have been learning about states of matter in Science - the highlight being investigating changes in state by eating ice cream and melted chocolate.

Finally, our whole school topic started with a wet and muddy walk.  It then took us to the church where we learnt all about the different features of a church, as well as about the history of the village. In English, we wrote diary entries about our afternoon at the church and in Art, we sketched the outside of the church. It was a great end to the term.

Have a fantastic half-term and see you after the break!

We have had a lovely first week back to school. We have started off our Romans topic by learning about Roman numerals in Maths and reading about Roman coins in Guided Reading. In challenge time this week, we practiced our listening, explaining and team working skills by describing pictures to each other. 

A big thank you from Miss Mead for making my first week as your teacher so great! 

Please see below pictures for notices regarding the start of the new year. 


Academic Year 2018-2019 Highlights 

At the end of the year we celebrated earning all our kindness marbles and headed to the field as a treat. We enjoyed playing capture the flag and making kites. 




 We had a fantastic time on our school trip to Dyrham Park. We spotted many deer on our walk down to the house and on the way back we were able to see some faun too. 






 We had a fantastic trip to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Here he explored exhibits which we had covered in our Topic lesson through out the year and explored story telling in paintings. 


The class were fantastic at discussing what story the paintings were depicting. 




We were able to look around the museum spotting items we have learnt about in our science and Ancient Egypt topic. 


 In Term 5, we visited Wellsway School for an indoor athletics festival. Here we all work on improving our skills and pushing ourselves to do our best. 



Term 5, started with a bang, as we opened the Three Towers music festival. 


To Celebrate St George's day, we made dragon breath. 



 We have been exploring fractions and getting to grips equivalent fractions.



 Term 4 was  jammed backed!  

We were visited by Triathlete Chris Silver, who competed at the recent commonwealth games and World championship. It was inspiring hearing about his journey into the sport and the hard work and commitment he has for his sport. 



We shared our adventure stories with year 1 and 2. 







 At Bath taps into Science, we discovered new technology and thinking in Science, Engineering and Mathematics. 






 We became computer network experts. Explaining to others how they work. 


In Science, we uncovered the fossils we made.



We made our own Maya warrior masks


In challenge time we put our measurement knowledge to the test by working out the perimeter of the classroom. 


 In P.E we have developed our Basketball, Netball and yoga skills.  







Class reminders

- As a reminder to all, pencil cases are not allowed in class. This may be reviewed later on in the year. However for the start of term please do not bring one in.

- Please bring in your P.E kit on the first day back after the half-term, P.E will be on Mondays . Ensure you have a pair of trainers, socks, navy shorts, t-shirt which should be the colour of your house and a navy blue jumper and tracksuit bottoms. 

- There is no swimming at present, as the pool is  closed for refurbishment. We are hoping it be will open again for Term 3. 

- Remember to only use your book bag, ruck sacks are not allowed as there isn't the space for them in the cloak room. 



Home work will be handed out on a Friday .

Reading – Please read at home, fill your reading diary and ask an adult to sign your Golden Book record sheet. This needs to be handed in on Friday morning.

Maths - Please practice your times tables using doodle tables and maths work using doodle maths. Remember to fill your record sheet. Your sheet is to be handed in on Friday morning.