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Chesswood Junior School

3AG - Aspen

Welcome to 3AG!


Did somebody say it's Friday?!  Another strange week is nearly over.  This is the last day to really go for it before the break.  I'm doing the Top 10s first thing on Saturday to make sure that anything you do today is included, rather than you having to wait until after the break.  Is there a Top 10 you've never appeared in?  What can you do to get into that Top 10 today?  Remember also, I'm going to introduce a Duolingo Top 10 this week.

Congratulations to Ayla, Abbie and Lois for adding words on AR yesterday.  I don't know about you children, but I am exhausted!  One more day to get through - we can do this!  Stay safe and have a great day - I'm going to send your IXL certificates for yesterday now so lots of you will receive an email from me shortly.  Take care.  Stay safe,


Morning children!  How you doing?  Nearly the Easter holidays!  We've got some really fun ideas for activities you can try to help you keep busy during those couple of weeks - more on that tomorrow!

It's great to see so many quizzes being taken again - well done!  Just today and tomorrow to try and meet your reading targets.  I'll do the Top 10s on Saturday this time - this is to save you waiting 2 weeks for anything on the Friday to be included.  Have a great day children!


Good morning children.  How are you getting on?  I hope you're enjoying Danny the Champion of the World.  In addition to the children that I had heard from yesterday, I have now heard from Finn and Natalia.  I'll be emailing you this morning with any IXL certificates earned yesterday.

Well done to Abbie, Jason and Bara for passing quizzes yesterday.  Remember there are 3 days left (including today) to meet your target for this half term.  If you have already met it, you can still earn 100HP for each time you meet it, e.g. 500% = 500HP.  I look forward to hearing from you today.  Have a great day. 


Huge congratulations to Poppy and Abbie - they have both mastered every single skill on Maths IXL.  They have been awarded 200HP each and I've had a word with Charlie the dog too!  Amazing achievement. 


Morning children - how was day one?  Thank you very much to the children that have got in touch.  So far this week I've heard from Bara, Jakub, Poppy, Ayla, Abbie, Jasmine, Jason and Jake.  I was checking Accelerated Reader and was so happy to see this:


This is only after one day!  Fantastic - keep it up!

I was also checking IXL and pleased to see that Mahera, Lois, Abbie, Jess, Lola, Bara, Jasmine, Ayla, Jakub, Finn, Katerina, EJ, Jason, Jake and Poppy have all attempted something this week already.

When emailing us, please send your emails to both Mrs Arky and myself - no matter which day it is - this helps us both to see what you're sending in.

Lastly, I'd like to wish my mum a very happy 70th birthday.  Unfortunately I won't get to see her, but I'm sure she'll have a fun day nonetheless and hope this shout out puts a smile on her face!

Take care children and stay safe.

Mr G

Monday 30th March

Goooooooood morning children!  How was the weekend for you?  I hope you have all been behaving and helping out at home.  I'd love to hear from you, so please do drop me an email.  From today onwards, I won't be posting every photo up on the site - I'm going to choose the top 5 each day and upload these to the appropriate subject page.  I'll still do a daily update for you and respond to your emails.  I really do love hearing from you all.  Wasn't the video from Friday lunchtime hilarious?  I can't wait until this week's!  I spent most of my weekend sleeping as I was so tired, although I did manage to catch up with a few friends using video calling - it was strange but still quite fun and meant I had some company (of sorts).  Remember this is the last week for you to meet your reading target.  Lots of you have already met your target - if you're unsure whether you have, drop me an email and I'll let you know.  The home learning book cover competition is now closed and I'll announce a winner later today.  Have a great day today and remember I'm an email away if you need any help.  Take care, stay safe and be the best you can be.


Morning!  It's Friday!  This has felt like the longest and strangest week ever.  Thank you to all the children that sent in work yesterday.  There's still lots of you that I'm yet to hear from - remember to drop me an email if you haven't already sent me work this week.  Anyway, as you can see from my picture - my hair has gone a bit wild after one week of the barbers and salons being closed!  What am I going to do?!

I hope you're ready to celebrate because Top 10s have been posted on the Top 10s page and certificates will be sent to your school email addresses this morning.

Have a great day, stay safe.


Happy Thursday children!  How are you all doing?  Please do get in touch with me - look at the message above in green about your school email address.  I've heard from several of you either directly or through your parents - but there are still lots of you that I'm yet to hear from.  From today, I'm going to start posting photos directly onto subject pages - I hope this will help you see some examples if you're stuck.  Do have a look as there are some photos from yesterday that I didn't manage to get uploaded, so these will have gone straight onto subject pages this morning.  I'm delighted to see more competition entries and unusual reading photos being sent in.  As is tradition, I'll be making the Top 10s today ready for you to all see first thing Friday morning.  I'll start to make them at 4pm today - so you've got until then to increase your word count, or earn more coins on TT Rockstars or spend more time on IXL.  I'm thinking of a way to make a Top 10 for contributions to the website.  Why not send me an email letting me know what you think is the best way to do this?  The number of pieces of work?  The number of emails?  I'm open to ideas.  I look forward to hearing from you.


I've already heard from 2 of you this morning.  Poppy was first with her Rainbow Spellings, so 30HP for you.  Click here to see her work.  Next up was Ayla with her book cover competition entry.  20HP for you.  Click here to see it!


Is it only Wednesday?!  I feel like I do on the Christmas holidays where I don't really know what day it is, although usually then I have lots of football to occupy me on the TV!  Still, I have even better stuff to occupy me this week, and that's your amazing photos and messages.  I didn't manage to get quite so many photos up as I'd hoped yesterday as I had other (way less fun) things to sort at school - so I am sorry children - I do really value your work and efforts.  So this means we have lots of work to look at already this morning!  Before we get into this, just a few reminders from me (yes, I can still nag you on the internet)! 

  1. Please remember to make each piece of work your neatest.  Take care when writing each letter or number - it's the same as being at school - just you get to wear your PJs!
  2. Remember if you are stuck, are unsure or just feel a bit lost you can get in touch with both of us - our e-mail addresses are on the Year 3 Home Learning page.  I will get back to you as soon as possible!
  3. If you have an urgent message or question, use the y3 support email address - I'm on this address most of the school day, but if I'm not available, Miss Hills will get back to you from the same address.
  4. I'll be doing Top 10s on Friday (just like normal!) - so remember to keep up the reading, IXL and TT Rock Stars!
  5. Please remember to send in your photos of reading in unusual places - I've made a page to keep them all together - simply click 'Unusual Reading' on the right or click here.
  6. Lastly, I'm in the process of moving photos into different subject pages, so if your photo seems to have vanished, or doesn't appear to be up yet - don't panic, and check out the subject pages as it might have been moved.

Congratulations to Poppy, Jakub, Finn, Bara and Nick for passing quizzes on Tuesday.  We're closing in on second place within the year group - we can do this!

Have a brilliant day - stay safe and remember to be the best you can be.

Miss you! 

It's not even 8am and Abbie is already working hard - 30HP for being the first person to send me a photo today Abbie.  Spectacular attitude!

We have our first video - here is Abbie singing the 5 times table - go on Abbie!  30HP for being the first person to send in a video.




Poppy is up and running today - here is her super written methods work with reasoning.  20HP for being the second child to e-mail in work today.

Poppy has also made an Accelerated Reader quiz based on today's story - The Incredible Bulk - how many can you get correct out of 5?

Speaking of quizzes - here is Abbie's quiz - see how you get on with this one:

Ayla has earned herself 10HP for being the third child to email work in today, he's her Maths work:


And here's Ayla's 100 word challenge - ouch I ca really hear that noisy door!  Brilliant description and beautiful presentation.  10HP


Super spellings Ayla - nearly 100% - well done!  10HP

And here is Ayla's AR Quiz for the Incredible Bulk - give it a go!  10HP

Jake has sent in this first piece of work this week - he's created his own AR Quiz for The Incredible Bulk - see how you get on!  10HP Jake

Jake has sent in his 100 word challenge, which you can see below.  He's also sent in his book cover and an photo of him reading in an unusual place - check the Competitions page and Unusual Reading page to see these!  30HP in total Jake.  Well done!

Poppy is fast becoming a mathematical expert - she's really deepening her understanding here by reasoning her answers.  Super!  10HP

Poppy also wrote me a lovely letter - it's so lovely to hear from you - if you do write me a letter, I will send you a personal reply.  10HP Poppy.


I'm delighted to say we have our first book cover competition entry - and what a start!  Poppy's masterpiece is called 'Lock down - the view from our window' 

Here is Lola's version of Humbert in 20 years!  He certainly has changed his ways.  10HP

Here is Abbie's diary entry - what beautiful handwriting!  I'm glad you enjoyed listening to the story Abbie.  10HP

Jason has continued to work very hard, despite feeling under the weather.  30HP for all your efforts Jason!



Look at all of this amazing effort from Bara - really quite superb!  No wonder he's smiling!  80HP for all your fantastic work.










Good morning children!  Wow what a day yesterday - we're so impressed with all your hard work.  We've got a few more photos to share with you this morning with work that came in later on yesterday.  Please don't panic if you can't share your work until later on in the day, or even the day after - it's not a problem!  I hope you enjoy the second part of Humbert the Hungry Baby today - it's a bit loud at points, so be warned!  We'd love to see some of your entries for the book cover competition or photos with you in reading your books in strange places around the home.  I'll be having a check of IXL today too to see who has been accessing this.

We're off and running this morning - a very smiley Poppy is working on some pyramid power!  30HP for being the first photo of the day!


So impressed to see Poppy trying so hard with her Maths - she doesn't always find it easy, but she's being such a Bright-Spark!  Well done for going the extra mile.  20HP!

I'm a bit scared after reading this story!!! 10HP

And now Natalia is hard at work on her written methods - 20HP for being the second child to email in a photo today.  Well done!

Natalia has been getting active in the garden!

I love Ayla's drawing (10HP for being the third child to send in work today) - although the burger has made me very hungry indeed!  How long until McDonald's is open again?!

Jess has been hard at work - I'm sorry to hear that she was lonely with no friends.  Thank you, Jess, for asking about my day - it was certainly very strange being at school, although I was really happy and proud to hear from so many children and see such amazing work going on.  I also really enjoyed reading to the children that were in school.  I love the use of mysteriously in your story, although I'm not so keen on the vampire!  40HP for all your hard work! 

Here are the photos that I received yesterday after the end of the school day:

Here is Jason's Maths investigation yesterday - fabulous work.  10HP!

Here is Poppy's diary entry for the day - it's great to hear that she's been so helpful at home!  10HP!

Here is Ayla's response to Humbert the Hungry Baby - find out if she's correct this morning!  10HP!


Natalia was super busy yesterday!  Fabulous effort.  30HP!  

Bara worked incredibly hard yesterday!  Keep it up.  50HP!



Good morning 3AG.  Mr G & Mrs Arky here, feels very odd to not be taking the register, but I guess if you're reading this now, you're with us.  We hope you had a lovely weekend and that you're excited to start your home learning today!  The Year 3 Team have spent a lot of time prepping activities for you and we'd love to see photos/videos of you taking part in these learning activities.  We'd also love to see your set up at home - will you make a timetable like ours in class?!  This will help to keep your day structured and stop those of you who get distracted from playing all day! :D  Have you got your home learning book ready?  PLEASE remember to write the date and underline it, we will still be checking that you are remembering your capital letters for the proper nouns and neat presentation including using a ruler, particularly for maths if you don't have squared paper, don't think you've got it easy now you're in your PJs and not in school uniform!

WELL DONE those of you who got on the Top Tens this week, see them below.  Fantastic effort, especially if you are on more than one!  Remember to add up your house points - perhaps keep track on a page in your home learning books?  Remember, 20HP if you are top, and 10HP if you appear anywhere else in the Top Ten.

We look forward to hearing from you all, remember to email us with any questions/updates/photos/videos and hopefully we can add you to this page.  We would love to see your photos to make this page as best as possible.  Please e-mail in your photos of you reading your reading book at home - what's the strangest place you can find to read (with an adult's permission!)?


Congratulations to the 9 children that have passed quizzes today - Lola, Lois, Jakub, Nick, Savannah, Harry, Daisy-Mae, Katerina and Poppy.  Fabulous effort!  Lola added 190,858 words today meaning she's nearly a millionaire reader!  Carry on being Bright Sparks!  We're so proud of you.



Poppy already has her timetable set up - and some money handling activities set up.  Brilliant stuff.  30HP Poppy!

Let's see your sentences - Poppy is off to a flying start!


Poppy is particularly proud of her written methods work this morning and rightly so.  Fabulous reasoning!

More fab work from Poppy this afternoon - have another 20HP!


Here's Ayla's home learning timetable.  Great to see.  20HP Ayla!


Fabulous diary entry from Ayla here - such beautiful presentation!  20HP.

Jess has been busy this morning.  I'm not sure what piece of furniture I'd be, probably a Lazy Boy chair! 20HP Jess!


Fabulous flower dissection from Grace!  Well done for using the technical names.  20HP!  

Grace really enjoyed Humbert the Hungry Baby!  Another 10HP!

Jason has been hard at work today!  Cracking stuff Jason - 30HP for all your efforts.

Top 10s - Updated Sunday 22nd March

Here are the Top 10s for the week beginning Monday 16th March.  Mr Gilbert has e-mailed IXL and TT Rock Stars certificates to all children on Sunday afternoon - so please check your e-mails!


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