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Looking for a creative challenge?


Why not take part in The Great Big Art Exhibition. 


The first theme is animals and you are being asked to create an animal artwork to display in your window or front garden. Sculptor Anthony Gormley, who designed the Angel of the North, has put together a short guide to making animal models out of clay, but children can make anything they like on an animal theme. There are loads of other fantastic artists and galleries signed up to help inspire you. 


The idea builds on all the rainbow art people were showing in windows over the first lockdown and all the different things people create will form part of a massive national art exhibition. Once your artwork is ready, please send a photo of it to your class teacher, so we can include it in our virtual gallery.


Families can also share artwork through social media as part of the national exhibition. Use the hashtag #thegreatbigartexhibition2021 and tag the following handles:


Facebook: @firstsite

Twitter: @firstsite

Instagram: @firstsitecolchester


When sharing, please include your name, the city where you live and a short, one line description of your artwork.

Ablaze Poetry Competition 2021

Year 3, we need you! Over the last 4 years, we have received some amazing poetry entries for the annual Bristol Ablaze Poetry Competition. Since we started taking part in it, a number of children have had their poems published and some have gone on to win their age group category. We would love to have some more published poems from Ashton Gate to celebrate in 2021, so please have a read of the document above and take part. We are looking forward to reading your poems about happiness! 

National Aquarium Online Live Sessions
Read 'First News' Online

Times Table Booklets

This term we should be focusing on our 5 times table. If possible, download the booklet and see how many questions you can answer correctly in 2 minutes. Can you beat your score each time you complete it?

If you want to practice another times table as well, than please do so. In Year 3, we focus on our 2, 5 and 3 times tables.

Outdoor challenges and making felt badges (DT)