Our new class email address is
It is my absolute pleasure to welcome both children and parents to class 3W I, Miss White, am the class teacher and I am thrilled to be supported by Mrs Shaw. We also have the privilege of being joined by Miss Fort, who will be teaching in class on Thursday afternoons, and Miss Taylor, who will be teaching all day on a Friday. The 3W staff have a very exciting year planned and are very much looking forward to completing our team on Tuesday 3rd September when we finally get to meet you all!
For updates on our learning, please check this page regularly. An outline of this half term's curriculum can be found below ('Curriculum Clouds' PDF documents). For the latest news and reminders, please visit the Parents section of our website and select Newsletters. In the meantime, please take note of the following:
- Thursday mornings - Swimwear (swim shorts/swimming costume) and a towel will be needed every week from January until the Easter break. Please ensure earrings are not worn to school and that hair that fits in a bobble is tied up. Permission to wear goggles must be obtained from the school office, please.
- Friday mornings - PE kit is essential. Every item must contain child's full name. Earrings must be removed before arrival at school on this day, please.
- Friday afternoons - Spellings, Times Tables, English and Maths homework issued. To be completed by the following Thursday at the latest, please, to allow time for marking and feedback to child.
- Every day - Reading book to be taken home and reading record to be signed by adult when some reading has taken place. Please ensure reading book and reading record are brought back every morning.
- Regularly - Encourage your child to access DoodleMaths (App) https://www.doodlemaths.com/at home as it is proven to rapidly accelerate children's progress in Maths. Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/ is also a firm favourite with children, parents and teachers alike!
- Every day - REMEMBER! You're never fully dressed without a smile
(and your name in all items of your school uniform!)
Please do not hesitate to see me before or after school with any queries.
To all of you who have tried to contact me via the new class e-mail address, I apologise that it is still out of use. I know that you will be continuing with your learning at home but I hope that you are making time to have fun with your families too! You are very much missed and we are thinking about you every day and cherishing the happy memories we have made so far.
Today would have been our last day with our favourite lady, Mrs Shaw. As upsetting as it feels to know she won't be reuniting with us, we wish her every health and happiness and thank her for devotion to our 3W family.
Today would have also seen us waving goodbye to Miss Wheatcroft, our student teacher. We thank her for her kindness, dedication and imaginative lessons. Her very own class will be very lucky to have her.
For now, I will leave you to enjoy your Easter break but if I do manage to gain access to our class email in the holidays, I will respond.
Stay safe and laugh lots!
Love from Miss White, Mrs Shaw, Miss Fort and Miss Wheatcroft.
Opportunities for extending your child's learning at home.
As a school, we have access to several fantastic online websites which can also be used to facilitate your children's learning at home.
Every child in school has access to the following websites:
(Websites and Apps with passwords provided by school.)
Doodle: Doodle is a brilliant learning tool which had four different areas to support your child's learning. Doodle can be accessed online or through the App.
Times Table Rock Stars: A brilliant game to aid your children's multiplication and division. https://ttrockstars.com/
Numbots: Numbots is a fantastic game which focuses on basic number facts and mental maths questions. play.numbots.com
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/login/
(Websites without passwords)
Readtheory: To aid with children's comprehension of reading. https://readtheory.org/
Nrich: This is a brilliant website for children who particularly enjoy a challenge in maths.
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
Literacy Shed: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
Children's Poetry: http://www.famousliteraryworks.com/childrens_poetry_resource_index.htm
Don't forget to read as much as you can at home too! :-)
The document below contains a list of all the websites currently offering temporary free subscriptions to aid with learning at home.
ENGLISH - A bit of everything!
MATHS - Number and Place Value
MATHS - The four operations
MATHS - A bit of everything!
Look at the links below to get ahead for next term. (SUMMER TERM)
Water, Water Everywhere!
Next term, we will be looking at our new topic,'Water, Water Everywhere!'
In English we will be reading the famous novel by Dick King-Smith - The Water Horse. We will be writing our own poems based upon the novel.
Our new History topic will be ' The Egyptians' you can use the following websites below to learn more about the Egyptians at home.
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb
The School Run - https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/egyptian-life-and-culture
Primary Homework Help http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html
In Science, we will be learning all about States of Matter.
Try these fun websites at home to learn more!
BBC Class Clips - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmx76sg
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h
In Geography, we will be learning all about Rivers and The Water Cycle.
Can you find out more below?
Crickweb The Water Cycle- http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html#watercycle
BBC Bitesize Rivers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8
In Art, we will be looking closely at the work of John Constable, have a look at some of his amazing work at home by following this link.
Can you impress Miss White with all the information you find out at home?
Drama Queens and Kings!
Some children from our class proved to be superstar performers during a Burnley Youth Theatre workshop in school. Each child received a Golden Ticket entitling them to a free workshop at the theatre itself.
Sue Flowers, an environmental artist, visited us in school for the day and helped us to create artwork based on the environment. This included charcoal drawings of things we found outside and a special outdoor art project.
We are very proud of our Christmas cards and calendars.
Here we are performing our Christmas ukulele concert to the reception children who were an amazing audience. We danced, sang and played our ukuleles like superstars!
Beauty and the Beast
We loved watching Burnley Youth Theatre's performance of Beauty and the Beast. It gave us lots of ideas for writing our own fairy tales which we are working towards in English.
Here we are investigating which classroom objects are conductors and which are insulators.
European Day of Languages
In celebration of European Day of Languages, we enjoyed a French breakfast in class. Because the modern foreign language we learn in school is French, we crafted our very own French chef and learnt the names of French breakfast foods which we later devoured!
Here we are looking fabulous dressed up for Roald Dahl Day! We have donated money to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
We have enjoyed investigating electrical circuits. We all figured out how to light a bulb and some of us even adapted our circuits to sound a buzzer and spin a motor at the same time as lighting a bulb! Mr Purtill was very impressed and Miss White and Mrs Shaw were extremely proud. Next week we will begin applying our scientific findings to the drafting of our explanation texts in English.
What fun we had in our first ukulele lesson with Mr Fleming! Such a lively, enjoyable session! We can't wait for next week!