NSPCC virtual assembly Friday 5th June

On Friday 5th June at 9:30am, the NSPCC will be hosting a special assembly live on their Facebook page with some special guests. Please see information below on what the assembly is about and how to join:

Over the years, our Speak out Stay safe assemblies have taken place in more than 90% of all primary schools across the UK, giving children the knowledge they need to stay safe from harm and to speak out if they’re worried.

While we aren’t able to run our assemblies as normal right now, we are SO excited to announce that Friday June 5th we’ll be hosting our very own VIRTUAL Speak out Stay safe assembly alongside some VERY special guests… Drum-roll please… 

  • Ant and Dec
  • David Walliams
  • Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford MP!

Tune in as a family, on our Facebook page from 9.30am. https://www.facebook.com/nspcc

Find out more about the Speak out Stay safe programme here: https://bit.ly/3erV1Tj

Thursday’s learning 4/6/20

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Click on the following link to see the video of today’s learning. It is lesson 4 (week 6, w/c 1st June) – Fractions of a set of objects (2) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Click on the links below for today’s worksheet and answers!

English – Creative Writing

Colours of the ocean

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of nouns that you can see in the picture? E.g. Eyes, fins, ocean.

Can you make a list adjectives to describe each of your nouns?

(The above two things will help you when you are writing your story!)

Top tip: Try to think of synonyms for ‘blue’. A Google search or thesaurus might help!

Story starter!

Grab a pencil and a notepad and continue the story or write your own!

The majestic creature glided gracefully through the perfect, azure waters. Its size and beautiful colours stood out in stark contrast to the murky, grey ocean floor beneath.

Many other creatures that dwelt under the sea looked on with envy at the unusual and startlingly bright colours that its appearance possessed…

Science: Light and dark

This half term we will be learning all about light. Today’s the 1st lesson introducing the meaning of the words light and dark, also explaining about the different sources of light.

Cold task: This needs to be done before you watch any of the video links given below. Grab a note pad and write your explanation of the words:

Now, after you have finished writing your explanations to the above words, click on the link given below and learn more about light.


Activity: Sort these images into the table below.

Given below is the BBC Bitesize home learning link to our science topic – Light and Dark. The link comprises 2 videos and 3 practise activities. Go through all the information carefully and have fun learning about light!


Hot task: This task is called a hot task because you answer the same questions as before but after watching and learning from the links given above. Grab your note pad and write cold task on top of the page and have a go at explaining these words again!

Enjoy your learning today! 🙂

Remember to put your name on your work before putting it on seesaw! Looking forward to more amazing work from you all!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw comments 3/6/20

Before starting today’s shout outs, a big shout out to Darcey L for her yesterday’s spelling work. 🙂 I may have logged out when you uploaded your work on seesaw.

Now let’s begin with today’s shout outs…

David – You are such a star, David! I’m very impressed with your dedication towards learning and am very proud of you! 🙂 What a lovely video presentation on Sikhism. I’m so impressed! In English, you wrote some really good answers to question time and did a lovely transformation of sick sentences. Well done for your maths work too. In maths, could you please go over Qs 9a and 9b and see if you can correct them. If not, let me know on seesaw and I can try explaining it again. Keep up the amazing work.

Lewis C – I’m really impressed with all your learning that you have been doing! Very proud of you, Lewis! 🙂 Keep working hard. Great work on homophones, lovely to see all the maths practice that you’ve been doing and super impressed with your reading! Already on your next book – Rex, the Big Dinosaur! Keep posting your amazing work on seesaw.

Sophia – Lovely handwriting practice! Great maths work and impressive transformation of sick sentences! So proud of you! 🙂

Darcey L – Great grammar work. In spelling coordinates, Q12 is actually incorrect, it should have been C3 + D4, so you are right to be confused! The rest of your work is spot on! 🙂

Rylee P – Wow! So impressed with all the amazing work that you have put on seesaw today! 🙂 Such a CHAMP! Good attempt at doing science from the home learning pack. Have a think – are moon, mirror and windows a source of light of do they just reflect light? Can you also please go over your ‘fill in the gaps’ part again and see if you could make corrections. I loved the picture of fish that you drew. Really lovely answers to question time! 🙂 Your maths work on angles and time from the home learning pack was GREAT! You also wrote some really lovely answers to the reading comprehension from yesterday. Please remember that the 1st letter of a sentence is ALWAYS capital. Phew! That was a lot of amazing and impressive learning that you did today! Keep it up, Rylee and keep posting,

George A – Great maths work! 🙂

Zuzanna – Wow! It was amazing to see how much you caught when you went out fishing! 🙂 Impressed with your spelling work. Keep it up and keep posting.

Natalie – First of all, thanks a lot for reposting yesterday’s work again, I could see it absolutely clearly this time! 🙂 Great history work. What invaluable information you’ve provided on how things were in Chelmsford in the past! Very impressive! Really lovely answers to the reading comprehension.

Someone in Aspen has written answers to question time (English- creative writing) but forgot to put their name on it. Similarly, there is a nice coloured picture of a fish but no name on that work either. Also some lovely pictures of nature (plants and a tree) but not sure who has put them

Isaac – Lovely RE work, some great answers! Fantastic maths work! As always, it’s great to see your daily spelling and times table practice. 🙂 I am impressed that you are writing your own long story with chapters!! Well done! Love it when one of the characters in your story (Hooty) packs some chocolate and then some more EMERGENCY chocolate! Isn’t that too much chocolate? Too much chocolate is not good for teeth. 🙂 There was a lovely illustration in your story, I bet you are the illustrator! Fab job! 🙂

Igor – Great spelling practice and lovely maths work on task 2 from the home learning pack. Your daily maths work was fantastic, as always. 🙂 Such an amazing work in RE. You did a lot more than the expected work! I liked the way you explained the 5 Ks and then drew the Sikh symbol (Khanda). Fantastic transformation of the silly sentences and I loved your honest and candid answers to ‘question time’! You are such a hard worker and I’m so proud of you! 🙂

Asher – Some interesting answers to ‘question time’. Well done for your grammar and maths work from the home learning pack. Could you please go over some of your time questions. Well done, Asher. 🙂

Tom B – Great RE work and some lovely answers to ‘question time’. 🙂 I loved your colourful picture of a fish. Well done for transforming the silly sentences so beautifully!

Ella- Rose – Great maths work, Ella, well done for attempting the ‘question time’ and your day 2 of Athletics Challenges looks very promising! 🙂

Freya – Great work on time questions, Freya! 🙂 Super RE work and loved your answers to the ‘question time’! Keep up the brilliant work.

Well done for all your hard work today, year 3! We are very proud of you all.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Wednesday’s learning 3/6/20

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Click on the following link to see the video of today’s learning. It is lesson 3 (week 6, w/c 1st June) – Fractions of a set of objects (1) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/. For worksheets and answers, click on the links below.

English – Creative Writing

Colours of the ocean

Look at the picture above carefully and then have a go at the following activities.

Question time!

  • What does it mean to be envious?
  • In my story, why might some sea creatures be envious of this fish?
  • Which sea creatures may not be envious of this fish?
  • Have you ever been envious of someone else?
  • Do you think someone has ever been envious of you?
  • Is it wrong to be envious?
  • Do you think fish really have feelings?
  • Should we treat fish differently to the way we treat other people?
  • Would you treat a fish with no colourful pattern the same way as you would this fish?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

  1. The fish swam through the water.
  2. It had eyes and a pattern on its skin.
  3. Its mouth opened and closed as it flapped its fins.

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of another creature you’d be likely to find living in the nearby waters?

RE: Worship in different religions – Sikhism

Watch the links below and learn about Sikhism.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn – watch this video and also read all the information given on the page. Don’t forget to take the Quiz at the end of the page!

Activity option1: Have a go at answering the following questions:

1. Who was the founder of Sikhism?

2. What is a Gurudwara?

3. What is the Sikh holy book called?

4. When did Sikhism start?

5. What 2 things you need to remember when you go to a gurudwara?

Watch this clip and find out about 5Ks which are considered holy by Sikhs.


Activity option 2: Can you write a few lines/description about the 5 Ks.

Activity option3: You can video yourself talking about all you’ve learnt about Sikhism.

Hope you enjoy today’s learning.

Don’t forget to upload your work on seesaw!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw comments 2/6/20

Today’s shout outs…

Lewis C – Well done for practising your maths skills (months, days of the week, place value) Great spelling work too! 🙂 I’m impressed that you are keeping up with your reading! Keep posting, Lewis.

Natalie – Well done for your maths work Natalie. Some of the pictures (not all!) today were a bit blurry so could not check your work on those ones.

Isaac – Great information on how Chelmsford has changed over time! Lovely to see your times table and spellings practice. Well done for your maths and reading comprehension work. 🙂

William T – Great video of you telling all the information that you gathered from your grandparents about Chelmsford. 🙂 Great to see your maths work from Monday, lovely spelling practice and some great answers to the reading comprehension. I liked your book review! Well done. Next time remember to give it stars as well (out of 5, how many would you give…) Great work today! 🙂

Darcey L – Great maths work on 2D and 3D shapes! Keep it up. 🙂

David – Well done for today’s maths work. Good effort at spotting the similarities between present day Chelmsford and Chelmsford in the past. Well done for reading comprehension but remember to read the instructions carefully – you were supposed to answer in full sentences! 🙂 Great work, nonetheless.

Freya – Great work on telling the time, beautiful answers for the reading comprehension in your immaculate handwriting! Watching your neat work is such a treat to the eyes! 🙂 Keep it up. Lovely to see your comparison grid on Chelmsford!

Asher – Some great answers to the reading comprehension! 🙂 Well done for your spelling work and consolidation of maths skills.

Igor – Well done for completing the grid for Chelmsford in the past and present day Chelmsford. Great maths work! 🙂 Lovely answers to today’s reading comprehension, remember to puta full stop at the end of your answers! Check Qs 6 and 7. Great to see your spelling practice!

Sophia – Great maths work today! Lovely to see the comparison grid in history. Such a lovely drawing you posted! 🙂

Keep learning and keep posting, Year 3! Well done for all your hard work today.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Tuesday’s learning 2/6/20

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Click on the following link and see the video of today’s learning. It is lesson 2 (week 6, w/c 1st June) – Fractions on a number line https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ For worksheets and answers, click on the following links:

English – Reading comprehension

Top tip: Read the questions carefully. If asked, answer in full sentences.


This week, we will be focusing on history of Chelmsford – people and buildings.

The earliest known map of Chelmsford was drawn up by John Walker in 1591. The shape of Chelmsford High Street, as depicted on the Walker map, is remarkably similar to the shape of the high street today; in fact the basic make-up of the town has not changed in nearly five hundred years. Internally, the shape and size of individual properties has varied significantly over time, reflecting changing economic, demographic and technological trends. The 20th century in particular saw sweeping changes to areas of the high street. As the town’s population increased, the demand for more retail spaces grew, and the arrival of department stores facilitated the absorption of many of the smaller businesses.

Given below is a picture of how the high street looked in the past.

This is the current picture of the same spot in the high street.

This comparison perfectly illustrates how the town was transforming in the 20th century to accommodate modern development. In many cases the new buildings replaced small, dated properties which were considered no longer fit for purpose. The imperfect, quirky buildings visible in the Spalding photograph above were replaced by larger modern buildings built over several of the historic plots.

Chelmsford high street in the past
Chelmsford high street (present day)

Shown below are some other pictures of Chelmsford high street. Observe carefully and see if you can compare it with how the high street looks now!

There were no flats in Chelmsford in the past. People led a lot simpler life. There were a lot of open and green areas, which are now taken over by tall buildings and flats. Buses, cars, horse carriages and other vehicles were allowed on the high street but now we know that they aren’t allowed, only pedestrians (people who walk) are.

Activity 1 (optional):

If your grandparents grew up in Chelmsford, talk to them (over phone) and find out more about how Chelmsford has changed over time. Write a small paragraph with all the information and post it on seesaw.

Activity 2:

Take a close look at all the pictures and read all the information given above, then complete the table given below.


Hope you enjoy your learning today! Remember to upload your work on seesaw!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw comments 1/6/20

Today’s shout outs…

Sophia – You are a star! I saw all the grammar hammer and mathletics sheets that you did over the half term. So proud of you! 🙂 Well done for doing maths in the home learning pack on top of todays assigned maths work! Great spelling and comprehension work! Pleased to note that you wrote the answers in full sentences. In grammar work, where you had to work out the coordinates, please check Q12. You have worked it out correctly but the question itself is wrong. It should have been C3 D4, everything else was spot on!

Tom B – Great spelling practice, Tom 🙂

Natalie – Awesome English and maths work! Keep it up! Your German work was also good! I’m so impressed with what you do in your spare time! That pen holder is marvellous, so lovely! 🙂

Isaac – Yay!!! So proud of you and so happy for you! You’ve done it! Your next target times table is 6 which I’m certain you will soon master! I am so impressed with your determination and passion. 🙂 Mrs Lees would be pleased to hear that you liked the Berlin zoo video, the video of you playing with the chatter box you made is really good! Loved all the step by step pictures of you making it. Lovely spelling and maths work!

Darcey L – Great to see you do Maths and RE work on Oaks national Academy! 🙂 It’ll be lovely to see you do some of the work from the school blog as well. Keep it up.

Freya – Such a lovely video on your German work! 🙂 You made some really lovely sentences of your own as well in addition to the ones given! Keep it up. Brilliant spellings work. Great to see you consolidating your multiplication skills. What a star!

Asher – What a great entrepreneur you are! Very impressed to hear that your business has taken off so well, already making profits! Way to go, Asher :-)I loved your A to Z of coping skills, we all could benefit from it! 🙂 Well done for your German and maths work.

George A – What a lovely chatter box you made in German! 🙂

Maisy R – Great spelling practice! 🙂 Lovely maths work too, could you please check Q 3 and 4 in Maths, go over your ones and tenths carefully again.

David – Good to see such amazing work from you! Lovely maths and spelling work and what a super chatter box you’ve made! Loved your positive attitude and determination while you were making it! So proud of you!

Igor – Well done for doing grammar work from home learning pack. Please check Q 12. You have worked out the coordinates correctly but the question itself is wrong. It should have been C3+D4. Great spelling work! Impressed with the extra grammar work you did on verbs and adverbs! You are a champ! 🙂 Great to see all the animal names in German and the video of you using your chatter box was so good. Your maths work from home learning pack as well the work on fractions was spot on! Keep it up.

Ella-Rose – You are amazing! I’m so impressed with your today’s athletics challenges record! Way to go! Great maths and spellings work! 🙂

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Athletics challenges!

Something new to try this week – why not have a go at these athletics challenges? Record your times/results and see if you improve over the course of the week! If you are limited on space, create yourself a shorter track and increase the amount of repetitions you complete.

  1. Sprinting: Sprint down a 10 m track, touching the floor at the end and running back, repeat 4 times so that you will have run 80 metres in total.
  2. Hop, Jump: Travel down the track doing a hop on your right leg , then stay on your right leg as you jump forwards to land on 2 feet (hop jump action). Now hop on your left leg and then stay on your left leg as you jump forwards to land on two feet. Try and jump as far as you can with each action. Touch the floor at the end and do the same actions back. Repeat so you will have done 40 metres of hop, jumping.
  3. Skipping – travelling as fast as you can skip to the end of the track and skip back. Repeat 4 times so that you will have completed 80 metres of skipping. 
  4. Side Stepping  – travel down the track sidestepping, touch the end and sidestep back.  Repeat 2 more times so that you will have completed 60m of side stepping.
  5. Distance running – jogging slowly down the track and back again (1 lap) now repeat a further 9 times so you will have completed 200m in total.
  6. Standing long jump – how many 2 footed long jumps does it take you to reach the end of the track. Try and jump further each time as you return to the start.