Seesaw comments 22/5/20

Before the shout outs, we would like to thank all the parents and children for actively engaging with home learning. This half term has been full of surprises where we got to witness your determination, perseverance, passion and enthusiasm for learning. We recognise and appreciate the efforts that are involved for this ‘very different’ platform/way of learning. A big thank you to all the parents and children who have made learning happen this half term. Well done for all your hard work. We are extremely proud of you all!

Lewis C – WOW! I’m inundated with the brilliant work that you have posted on seesaw today!! I’m so happy to see that you have been busy doing a lot of learning in English and maths! Such amazing work on prefixes! Well done! Great job on accomplishing so many things in maths too! Great work on numbers, addition, telling the time, days of the week, months and seasons , to name a few… so proud of you! Keep learning and keep posting! There are activities set on the spelling shed also. You can also work on your times tables, especially your target times table!

Isaac – Wow! You are so lucky! You had the privilege of a special virtual lesson in Geography. Please do share all the invaluable things you learnt from your uncle with us, once we are back at school! πŸ™‚ Well done for finding out facts about different countries and trying to say thank you and hello in their language! I’m always so pleased to see your daily spelling and times table practice. Very proud of you, Isaac πŸ™‚ Fab work on addition and well done for that story!

David – Great picture news work on habitats! πŸ™‚ Well done for your maths work and also grammar and spelling practice! Keep it up!

Maisy R – Great subtraction and addition work in maths. Well done for you r grammar work too! I loved your dream home design. πŸ™‚ Great work.

Darcey L – Well done for doing maths work on Oak national Academy and writing an interesting descriptive paragraph.

Ella-Rose – I’m impressed with all the grammar skills you’ve learnt today, well done! Great work in telling the directions too! Loved the science experiment that was going on! πŸ™‚ A scientist in the making!

Tom B – Well done for doing your grammar work today!

Asher – Great to see you revising your multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100! Great work on comparing and ordering too! Very pleased to see you do German as well ! πŸ™‚

Sophia – Brilliant maths work today! πŸ™‚ Great work on habitats too.

Igor – Absolutely impressed with your amazing maths work!! Great to see you doing extra times tables practice on top!! πŸ™‚ Well done for your work on animal habitat and I loved the picture of your dream house, seems like an architect has made it! Amazing! Your score was almost perfect in the maths test you took, just check Q2. Great grammar and spelling work! Such a star!

Freya – Loved your design of dream home! I liked the fact, that after you finish your swim, you walk into your cinema room and watch a movie! πŸ™‚ Nice. Well done for doing grammar work today and also extra grammar practice on top! You’re a star!

Natalie – Well done for your English and maths work today! Unfortunately could not decipher everything in your work as the pictures were a bit blurry. Well done for all your hard work today πŸ™‚

Great going everyone! Have a wonderful weekend and a very well- earned, relaxing half term!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 21/5/20

It was so wonderful to see so many of you on the zoom call today! Thank you all for joining in. It was great to see you and to get to know what you’ve been up to! Got to see so many pets, as well! πŸ™‚ There were technical glitches at some ends because of which a few of you could not be a part of it, though I am sure, if there is a next time, you’ll be able to make it! Let’s start with the shout outs for today…

Isaac – What an amazing poster you’ve made! It looks so catchy! Well done. It was very informative, and I enjoyed seeing ‘someone’ fishing at river Can. πŸ™‚ Great maths from home learning pack as well the white rose fraction work! Your story was interesting! Lovely to see your regular practice of times table and spellings! It was great to see you and talk to you today! πŸ™‚

George – Fantastic poster on Amazon river! You selected a great picture of the river. πŸ™‚ It was great catching up with you today!

Sophia – Brilliant poster on Amazon river! Great work in maths too! Please check Q 7 again for me. Keep up the great work, Sophia πŸ™‚ It was lovely to see you today.

Natalie – I loved your story! Please remember to put capital letters at the right places. Great work in maths today! πŸ™‚ It was so good to see you today!

Ella-Rose – It was great seeing you today! πŸ™‚ Your maths work was very good and I was impressed with your grammar practice – 1st person, 3rd person and conjunctions!! Keep it up.

David – Fab maths work and lovely spelling practice. Your story was really good, David! You are a star! πŸ™‚ It was really nice to see you today.

Igor – Missed seeing you on zoom today! I could see that your mum was trying but I guess there must have been a technical glitch. Like always, fab work today as well! Great maths work and spelling practice. Loved your story, wish I could find out what happens in the end…Brilliant power point presentation on river Nile, glad to see you experimenting with different font and effects! You are good at it! πŸ™‚

Tom B – You wrote a great story, Tom! πŸ™‚ It was lovely to see you today.

Asher – It was so lovely to see you today! Saw the amazing necklace that you made and also saw your lovely kittens! They are so cute! πŸ™‚ Well done for participating in the largest art lesson in the world! Great science and grammar work from the home learning pack and fantastic spelling practice. Keep it up!

Keep learning and keep posting!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Friday’s learning 22/05/20

Firstly, it was lovely to see some of you today on our Zoom call. We hope you enjoyed getting to see some familiar faces πŸ™‚

P.E. β€“ Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths β€“ Today, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge:

Alternatively, here are some extra sheets on addition and subtraction if you would like more practice:

English – Grammar:

Below is more practice using adverbs.

PSHE – Picture News:

Friday 22nd May 1-1.30pm – Big Picture News Quiz (posted about earlier in the week).

This week’s story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.

Question: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Remember to Seesaw your learning from this week! Have a great weekend and a relaxing half term!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Thursday’s learning 21/05/20

First of all, don’t forget we have arranged a Zoom meeting at 11 a.m and we really hope to see as many of you as possible!

To use zoom online, click here to join the meeting.

If you have the app, click β€˜Join a meeting’ and then type in the information given below to join.

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Follow the link to watch the video of today’s learning – Counting in tenths. Download the corresponding worksheets below.

English – Creative writing:

Creature from the deep

Story starter

It came from the sea, calmly at first. An enormous, slithering tentacle slowly oozing its way over the top of the sea wall, exploring the metal and concrete shapes with suckers the size of your front door.

Then, as more and more people came, and shrieks and cries of alarm filled the air, the creature became angry. All hell broke loose…

Get a piece of paper and continue the story or write your own!


Today we would love you to practice your skills by creating a poster using either Microsoft word (if you have a windows computer), Pages (if you have an apple computer) or you could try out the free version of the app ‘Book Creator‘ if you don’t have access to the others.

Your task is to create a poster about a famous river of your choice.

Some examples are: River Thames, The Nile, Amazon river or the Mississippi river. You may choose any river you like!

Here are your challenges when creating your poster:

1. Create an eye catching title for your poster that includes the river name. (Can you choose an interesting font? Are you going to underline your title or put in in bold? What colour will you choose?)

2. Find at least one photo on the internet that you can copy and paste onto your poster.

3. Find some important information such as: Which country or countries is the river located in? How long is the river? Do any interesting animals live in the river? Are there any other interesting facts about it?

4. Decide how to arrange your facts on your poster to create an easy-to-read layout. Are you going to use bullet points? Are you going to put each fact in a box or other shape? How can you make you poster something people will want to read?

We look forward to seeing your work!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 20/5/20

Before I start with today’s shout outs, a big shout out to Freya B for yesterday’s brilliant work. I may have already posted before you uploaded your work. Lovely comprehension work. What a lovely picture of a flower, loved the fact that you used a magnifying glass to study and observe the flower parts carefully! What a scientist! Fantastic. πŸ™‚

Let’s now start with today’s shout outs…

Freya B – Happy to see you having so much fun out in the sun!! I love water fights! πŸ™‚ Appreciate the fact that you were learning whilst having fun, measuring how much force is needed to push water the furthest! πŸ™‚ Lovely maths work on subtraction. Well done for transforming the silly sentences with your lovely adjectives! I liked the word ‘mottled’ you used. The picture of octopus that you drew was amazing! What a star you are! πŸ™‚

Darcey L – Wow! What a yummy looking rainbow you made with skittles! Love it. I am impressed with all the maths and science learning that you have done today on Oak National Academy. πŸ™‚ Keep it up!

Someone in Aspen has written a lovely story but has forgotten to put their name on it! Lovely work but please remember to put your name on it for us to know whose amazing work it is!

Persephonie – Amazing work on tenths! Great job! πŸ™‚

Igor – You have transformed the sick sentences into wonderful sentences!! Fantastic job! πŸ™‚ I loved the words, ‘bulbous ‘and ‘lurking’. Your answers to question time were also brilliant! πŸ™‚ Your maths work was spot on! Great spelling practice too!! Your Lantern was just TOO GOOD! Absolutely beautiful, loved your 8 things that you think are important to be a good person and lead a good life! You are a champ, Igor πŸ™‚

Natalie – Lovely English and maths work. Wow! Natalie, well done for challenging yourself and having a go at year 4 work and guess what, all the answers were correct! πŸ™‚ You are such a star! I loved the picture where you are meditating! You look so focused and calm πŸ™‚

Tom B – Lovely English work today, Tom. πŸ™‚ Your sentence challenge was spot on and you beautifully transformed the ‘sick’ sentences. I loved your version of 8 important things that helps us to be a good person and I also liked your description of Wesak. Great work today!

Isaac – What a beautiful lantern you’ve made! It looks so lovely! Fab job at doing all the bitesize activities. Great maths and English work! I liked the word ‘gushing’ you used while changing the silly sentences. Your picture was so good! Great spelling and times table practice! You should be really proud of yourself, Isaac, you are accomplishing so many things every single day. Very proud of you! πŸ™‚

Ella-Rose – Wow! You sure are enjoying the good weather Ella! πŸ™‚ Such lovely rock painting and then planting some seeds, all of this while basking in the sun. You wrote some nice answers to question time in English and your maths work was very good! Keep it up, Ella.

David – Great maths work! You wrote some ‘interesting’ answers to question time. πŸ™‚ Your sentence challenge was spot on! You also did some really good changes to silly sentences, like the phrase, shimmering water. Loved it! Such a nice video of you presenting your research on Buddhist worship. Another fantastic day of learning. keep up the great work, David.

Sophia – You are such a great mathematician! Loved your work on fractions today, could clearly see your working out. πŸ™‚ Good English work. Remember, if a word begins with a vowel sound, you write ‘an‘ before it. You remembered it in one of your sentences but forgot it in the other. Keep up the great work!

Asher – Lovely answers to question time! πŸ™‚

Looking forward to seeing you all on zoom tomorrow! Keep working, keep learning, keep creating and keep posting! πŸ™‚

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 19/5/20

Piper – It was so good to see your seesaw post! I’m so glad to hear that you have been learning about so many different things at home. You are doing such a fab job at being so helpful and kind around the house, looking after your pets (they are so cute!!!!), cleaning and mopping, cooking and what not! Fantastic! Keep it up! Great VE day decoration, celebration and learning!! Well done Piper πŸ™‚

Igor – Your Lego air hockey is out of this world!! I’m speechless! Even the other game model was awesome! How talented! πŸ™‚ Great spelling practice, science, grammar and comprehension work! Maths work was fantastic and spot on! Super star!

Ella-Rose – What a lovely way of labelling parts of a flower. I loved it! Great science, maths and comprehension work! You are a star!

David – Fantastic work in maths, science and English. πŸ™‚ Keep it up.

Darcey L – It’s so inspiring to see you learn Spanish! πŸ™‚ Well done! Well done for your maths work too!

George A – Such an amazing drawing! πŸ™‚ You are an artist, George.

Natalie – That’s a brilliant maths, science and English work. You are a star!

Isaac – Fantastic times table and spelling practice. Great comprehension, grammar, science and maths work too! Keep it up, Isaac. πŸ™‚

Asher – Great creative writing! Remember to miss a line before starting a new paragraph. Lovely comprehension and German work. Loved your pendant design. I think you are getting inspired by mum πŸ™‚ Great job!

Sophia – Absolutely brilliant maths, science, grammar and English work! I liked the record of your reading and all the ambitious vocabulary that you come across. It’s a great habit!!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Wednesday’s learning 20/05/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Follow the link to watch the video of today’s learning – Tenths. Download the corresponding worksheets below.

English – Creative writing:

Creature from the deep

Question time

  1. Where do you think the creature has come from?
  2. What do you think it usually eats?
  3. Why do you think it has come up to the surface?
  4. What do you think its feelings are towards humans?
  5. Is it possible that there are sea creatures as big as this one lurking in our waters?

Sentence challenge

Insert commas in the correct places in the sentence below.

Viciously an enormous tentacle exploded out of the frothing bubbling water heading straight towards a crowd of anxious people.

Sick sentences

These sentences are β€˜sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

A tentacle came out of the water.

The creature had a big head and big eyes.

Perfect picture

Imagine the creature is out of the water. Can you draw or describe what its entire body looks like?

RE – Worship in Buddhism

Today we would love you to find out more about how a Buddhist worships. Buddhists can worship both in a temple and at home. Buddhists try to live a good life by following the Buddha’s teachings, helping them to avoid suffering and bad feelings. They believe nothing in life is perfect and the way to avoid suffering is to follow a set of important guidelines known as the Noble Eightfold Path

Follow this link to a bbc page to recap what Buddhism is:

Activity option 1:

A big part of their religion is following the eight fold path.

What eight things do you think are important to living a good life and being a good person? Have a go at designing your own eight fold path.

Activity option 2:

A bit part of Buddhism is meditation. Why not spend some time trying meditation. Just like we have our ‘calm’ time in our Jigsaw lessons.

Activity 3:

You could do some more research on how Buddhists worship or look at one of their festival such as Wesak. You could film yourself talking about what you have learnt, make an information leaflet/factfile or create something using technology (a powerpoint for example).

You can find out about the Buddhist festival of Wesak, here:

We hope you have fun!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Zoom meeting reminder!

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Hello everyone,

This is just a reminder for the year 3 zoom meeting that is going to take place on Thursday 21st May at 11am. Mrs Phelps and I are really looking forward to see as many of you as possible. You could share any new skills that you may have learnt over this period of time. You could even show off any amazing pieces of work/art/anything else that you may have made. Can’t wait for Thursday!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw comments 18/5/20

What an absolutely brilliant start of the week! Mrs Phelps and I are so delighted to see all the amazing learning that you have uploaded on seesaw today! We are very proud of each and every one of you.

Igor – Fantastic spelling work, great to see you do assessment questions on maths and the maths work from home learning pack. Your German work was brilliant. I loved the video! You sound so fluent in German! Kudos. πŸ™‚

Darcey L – Brilliant spelling work! Keep it up! Great to see you do some RE work on Oak national academy. Well done for your maths work too! You should be proud of yourself! πŸ™‚

David – Great spelling and maths work. I liked your German work too! Well done, David. πŸ™‚

Zuzanna – Wow! So happy to see and hear you say the numbers in German. Keep it up! Lovely to see your own homophones in addition to the ones given as spellings! Great maths work as well. Super work! πŸ™‚

Natalie – Wow! That trifle looked so YUMMY! πŸ™‚ As always, fantastic spelling work, well done for writing your own homophones too! Your German work was fab too, as was your maths. Next time, I’ll try to pop in some challenging questions but well done for doing maths as refresher anyway! Great Job Natalie.

Tom B – Great spelling work and well done for your German work too! Keep it up. πŸ™‚

Freya – Great maths work and spelling work. Keep up the great stuff! πŸ™‚

Isaac – Yay! So excited and happy for you! So close to 2 minutes!! Way to go, Isaac. πŸ™‚ Practice makes perfect!! Very proud of you. Your English work and maths were spot on! I loved the fact that you used an onomatopoeia! What a great and innovative way to represent the numbers!! Just loved it! Your video was fab as well. You said all the numbers so confidently! Keep it up!

Maisy R – Very impressed with your work, Maisy! Great spelling practice and maths work! πŸ™‚

Someone in Aspen has posted lovely work and information on dinosaurs but has forgotten to put their name on it! Well done for the work and please remember to put your name on it next time. Someone else has posted a picture of themselves with their brilliant , unfortunately your picture hid your face and your work did not have a name on it either. The work looks amazing! πŸ™‚

Persephonie – That shepherd’s pie sure looks delicious!! I bet it was over in no time πŸ™‚ Well done for your amazing spelling and maths work! Keep up the hard work, Persephonie. You are a star!

William – What a super impressive presentation on photosynthesis! I was absolutely impressed with both of you! Your video on book review was also great wherein you told us a little bit about the book and got us hooked! Fab maths and English work and well done for your German work. Very proud of you!

Asher – How lovely of you to be writing letters to your great nanny! And how nice of her to tell you all about her life in London during the bombings. May be you can share what she told you with the rest of the class, once we are back. I loved seeing you so focused when you were doing shadow drawing! One really needs to concentrate while doing such fine work. Keep it up, Asher. πŸ™‚

Sophia – Brilliant maths, English and German work. Keep it up!

Minnie- Such great skills a sewing! That fish looked so nice! well done you! πŸ™‚

Ella- Rose – Pleased to hear that you loved building the den! πŸ™‚ It is great fun, I’ve got to agree. Did I spot you holding a stick with magnet at one end to catch anything metallic? That seemed quite interesting. Great spelling and maths work.

Looking forward to see more amazing work from you all tomorrow!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Tuesday’s learning 19/05/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Click on the following link and have a go at today’s lesson.

You can download the worksheet to go with it and the answers below:

English – Reading Comprehension:

Read the biography of Roald Dahl below and then answer the questions.


  1. What made Roald’s mother a great storyteller?
  2. Do you think Roald would have liked his headmaster? Explain your reasons.
  3. What sport was he good at?
  4. What do you think the boys thought about being chocolate testers?
  5. Explain why Roald had to leave the RAF.
  6. How did Roald start writing stories?
  7. What word to Roald use to describe how children saw adults around them?

Now why not have a go at making up some of your own questions πŸ™‚


This week we would like you to learn more about the pollination process. This is the process where pollen is transferred from one plant to another and this usually leads to seeds being created. One way plants can be pollinated is by insects! As an insect collects nectar from a plant, pollen from the male part of the plant sticks to them. When they go to the next plant to collect more nectar, the pollen from the first plant sticks to the female part of this second flower.

Pollen can be found on the anther.

You can look at the link below to find out more and watch a video:

If you want to look at pollen up close, you could dissect a flower to identify all the parts important to plant reproduction. Lilies are a great flower to use. Maybe you may see some insects pollinating plants in the garden or when you are out for a walk? You could also do some research to find out how else a plant can be pollinated.

You could create a non-chronological report or diagram of what you have learnt. Alternatively, try the activity below:

We hope you enjoy your learning!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey