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Well, that's week 2 done! Here is your final challenge for this week. The next two weeks are the Easter holidays - so relax and enjoy family time - but most importantly stay safe and stay at home. Please feel free to email over the break and take the time to complete your challenges. I will be back in touch with you on Monday 20th April. If you need anything in the meantime, please email or contact school. Have a lovely Easter everyone with lots of eggstra fun activities!! 😂😊 Be good - Mrs Ballinger x 

Hot off the press!!! I have just received this super drawing of an Anglo Saxon village from Lena. I am really impressed with the detail that has been included. Well done Lena - keep up the good work!

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Sophie's home learning:

Sophie has been very busy completing Anglo Saxon activities and her daily challenges too! Well done Sophie - super pictures and lovely handwriting too! 


Wow, it's Thursday already! Here are today's challenges. I would love to see some pictures of your shadow drawings or musical instruments - email me if you have any. I hope that you enjoy today's creative challenge! I will post you some pictures of the challenges that I have done at the end of the week! Enjoy your day - at least the sun is shinning!! Speak to you tomorrow! Mrs Ballinger 🌞😊



Mrs Ballinger's home learning week!


Welcome to Wednesday everyone! 

I hope you are all safe and well. A big well done to everyone who has logged onto sumdog or has sent me emails to let me know how you are getting on. New photos added below to show you what Jack, Layton and Lia have been up to. Enjoy today's challenges. Be good! Mrs Ballinger x 




Home learning in action!! 

Not all learning is academic - helping is good too!!!



Hello 3B!

Please look at your learning challenges for today. I hope the sun comes out later for your creative challenge!! Stay safe and be good! Don't forget to email me with your news. See how some people have been getting on by scrolling down and looking at the slideshow and video from your friends in your class!! 

Login to sumdog today too! Miss you all - Mrs Ballinger x 



Good morning!! I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. 

Please have a look at these short grammar and punctuation challenges, Maths puzzle and a science challenge. 

There will be new challenges for you each day - we hope you enjoy them!! Don't forget to login to for your weekly challenges too!! 🙂 Watch Zach's video below and see how he got on with the challenge!

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Look how busy Zack has been...

What a fantastic Anglo Saxon house - complete with furniture! Zack has also been reading, gardening, watching the birds in his garden and going for walks with his mum. He even made a volcano! Well done Zack - keep up the good work!!

Zach's egg challenge

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Monday's creative challenge - Design packaging for an egg so that when it is dropped it doesn't break!

Home learning during school closure.

Check here every day for things to do at home while school is closed. 

Mrs Ballinger's email -

send pictures of what you've been doing - I would love to see what you've been up to...! 


On Monday you will be able to log in to and complete some spelling, reading and maths challenges that I have set for you. Your log in and passwords were sent on Wednesday 25th March by Marvellous Me. If you haven't got access to Marvellous Me at the moment please email me and I will send your sumdog details. I will also put some challenges on this webpage for you too! Missed you all this week. 

Hope you are all OK and are staying safe. Contact me if you need anything at all - Mrs Ballinger 🙂


Try some of these activities:

Youtube video with Anthony James showing you how to create a dinosaur with junk modelling.

Choose any story to listen to for free! 😊

Join in with Jo everyday at 9am for a PE session!

Maths, English and topic videos to dance to.

This allows you access to any learning resources or games you might like.

A variety of experiments you can carry out!

Horrible histories

Learn how to draw lots of different things!




Welcome to Year 3! We have a very exciting year planned - including a visit to Cadbury World and an overnight residential trip to Chasewater. 


Our first topic is all about food - Scrumdiddlyumptious!!

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To start our topic we made a disgusting cake! 
We had a fantastic day at Cadbury World. We wrote our names with chocolate, tempered chocolate, learned the journey of a cocoa bean from farm to factory and of course, tasted some chocolate too!! 

To finish our topic, we tasted fruit, learned how to prepare different fruits and then designed and made our own smoothies.Then we invited our parents in to taste and evaluate them!

All aboard the Polar Express!!
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Launch morning...

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When we arrived, we had to have our golden tickets checked by the conductor. School looked so different!! We had to travel through tunnels and along the tracks in the link corridor to get to our classrooms! There were even engines in the reception area and at the bottom of the corridor!! 


We had a special message from the Polar Express team too!!!

We had a fantastic day in our pyjamas, watching the Polar Express film and enjoying hot chocolate and marshmallows...☕


Throughout our Polar Express mini mission, we learned sketching techniques using different lines to create texture and shading. We also explored primary and secondary colours to create colour wheels. Building towards our final piece of artwork, we also investigated tones and tints of blue to create a fantastic colourwash background.

Below is a slideshow of the learning process... 

Charlie Small: Gorilla City

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Who on earth is Charlie Small? Where on earth is Charlie Small??

These are the questions that we needed to answer for our new mini mission.

A mystery backpack had been left by Mrs Skilleter's table. Then a clue arrived, and then another and then some others...

Year 3 managed to work out that Charlie Small had ended up in South America! In the Amazon rainforest! Along the way to finding Charlie, we learned the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world and where the equator and tropics of Cancer and Capricorn were. We created a map of the world's biomes and learned about the layers of the rainforest and the animals that live in them. Sadly, we also learned about the effects of deforestation of the rainforest on the environment and the animals who live there. 

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The story of Charlie Small was fantastic! He got struck by lightning and ended up being transported to the Amazon Rainforest! While he was there he wrestled a crocodile, met a mechanical rhino and escaped from a pack of hungry hyenas!!

When he came face to face with a giant snake with huge pointed fangs, we decided that we should write this part of the story.

We brainstormed our ideas, created a story board to show the sequence of events and then acted out the story so that we knew the order. Finally, we wrote the chapter in our own little book. Make sure that you look in our mini mission books to read it!

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