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3DH - Birch


congratulations 3dh!

Well done 3DH - you have completed year 3!

You are an amazing class and although I am sad that our time is done, I am proud of how much you have all grown. It has been a tricky year and one which no one could of predicted. Yet you have all done brilliantly and worked your way through it. I have missed and will miss spending time as a class but you are ready to move on and you know where I am if you need me. Good luck 3DH! You have a strong reputation throughout the school. This is because you work hard as a class and are kind and caring to your class mates and others. I have had an amazing time teaching you and I hope you had a great time too! Maybe, quite possibly, the best class ever! How true that is now depends on you..........

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Hello 3dh - I have some news for you

My partner went into labour last night. This means she is going to give birth to a baby. I am really excited about this but it does mean I will be away from school as I need to take care of my baby and partner. She is currently in hospital getting ready so I thought I would keep you up to date.

You can keep sending me emails but I may be slow responding to them. If you have anything urgent that needs sorting, then please email Mr. Gilbert. 

I will be in touch before the end of term and I have made 5 reading videos for next week's guided reading that I think you will enjoy! You are an amazing class and I will talk to you soon!

Mr Harney




Thursday 9th july

Hello 3DH!

I hope you're having a lovely day!

Well, I was on my way to the Year 6 building when I saw Mrs Monger sitting at her desk. I thought I'd say hello and see how she is doing. When I looked at her she was grinning from ear to ear! She was so impressed by all the work you have sent into her and really enjoyed finding out more about you. I know Miss O'Leary has enjoyed reading them too! Mrs Monger was also so pleased that lots of you had come over to say hello to her in the playground! It made me very proud to be able to say honestly what a kind, caring and friendly class you all are! You will all do exceptionally well in Year 4 because you all work together as a class - do not forget this as you move through the school. 

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney

wednesday 8th july

Hello 3DH!

I hope you are all having a lovely day and have had a chance to watch your Year 4 teachers' video. I know they are very excited to meet you! I have told them what a fantastic class you are and how lucky they are to be able to teach you. If you have any questions for them, please get in touch and they will answer them for you.

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


tuesday 7th july

Hello 3DH!

Well done to everyone who has been taking part in the Virtual Sussex games. Chesswood have come 2nd in the 'spirit of the games' league and have come in the top 25% of schools for the Rugby games! Well done - this is a great achievement! 

Thank you to everyone for sending in their work and thank you to the children who have emailed in their favourite things to do in school. It is great reading about them. 

Have a great day 3DH!


Mr Harney



monday 6th july

Hello 3DH!

I hope you are having a great time with your home learning!

Please keep sending in your work - it is really great to see!

This week, we are doing a tapestry of learning where we celebrate all the amazing things you have done in Year 3. We are also doing a science investigation into shadows. In maths we are looking at weight and we are continuing with our book 'Bad Dreams'.

Remember to stay in touch with each other and try and enjoy the work you are doing.


Mr Harney 


Friday 3rd July

Well done 3DH!

2 weeks left until the end of the school year! Where did the time go?!

Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week are up! Have a look to see where you are! There are clearly a lot of people working incredibly hard and the Top Tens and the work sent in reflect that.

Keep up the great effort and positive attitude!

bright spark of the week

This week the Bright Spark has shown a great attitude across their maths work and has managed to get onto the AR Top Tens. They have showed great determination and a positive attitude towards their learning. So, CONGRATULATIONS to Frankie! Well done and well deserved!




Hello 3DH!

Happy Friday!

I hope you enjoyed learning about telling the time yesterday. Please keep practising at home - it is a very important skill! Adults - you no longer need to check your watches anymore as you have some people who can try and do it for you! 

Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week will be up after 3.30 - 4.00 pm. Another strong week with the Top Ten tables getting closer and closer! 


Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


thursday 2nd july

Hello 3DH!

Thank you to everyone who has sent their work in - it is lovely to see!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new story...what do we think of Mel then? Poor Imogen! I wonder what her secret is going to be?!

Let me know how your coding is coming along, if you need any help with it just ask! 

I bumped into another familiar face the other day. I couldn't believe it when I saw him! It was Jacob! We had a quick catch up and he is having a great time working in school with Miss Bagnell. Remember to stay in touch with each other. You are a very close class and it is important you maintain that closeness as you get ready for year 4. 

Have a great time 3DH - Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week tomorrow!

Mr Harney


wednesday 1st july

Hello 3DH!

Half way through the week - well done!

Please keep sending your work in, it is great to see! I hope you have sent in lots of great questions to your Year 4 teacher. They will be able to answer any questions. You should find out who they are very soon. I am sure you will get on famously as you are such an amazing class.

Have a great day

Mr Harney


Tuesday 30th june

Hello 3DH!

A massive thank you to all the welcome messages that have been sent in to support the new Year 3s starting in September. It will really help them to settle in and feel part of the Chesswood family. I remember when you started in September and Chesswood must of seemed like a huge, strange place. To look at you now, I see a very confident class of children fully settled into life at Chesswood - so well done! You are brilliant!

Well done to everyone who has sent me in their e-safety posters. It is very important that we stay safe online and we know what to do if something goes wrong. Tell an adult you trust if you feel something isn't right online.

I hope you have all been doing the fantastic Sussex challenge games - please send in any videos or scores! I would love to see them!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


monday 29th june

Hello 3DH!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

It is looking like an exciting week for learning! We have a new book starting in guided reading about a mysterious girl joining a new school, there are more facts to find out about the Romans, there is some Minecraft coding and lots, lots more!

I received some lovely work and videos from lots of different people, which is great! Keep your eyes open for videos and work appearing on the website soon!

Enjoy your Monday!

Mr Harney


friday 26th june

Another great week from the amazing 3DH!

I am hearing great things about the children that are back in school! The home learning that is being sent in is also fantastic. The 3DH children that are back with me are also doing a fantastic job! You are developing a reputation as a fantastic class of learners and it is becoming known now across the Chesswood community! So keep up the fantastic attitude!

Top Tens are all up (well done to everyone!) so it just leaves this week's Bright Spark of the Week....

This person has been producing a lot of great home learning and showing a positive attitude towards their learning. Recently, they have made great improvements with their spellings and their handwriting. So, not only are they spelling more words correctly, their writing also looks fantastic!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Aida! Well done! Keep up the great attitude!


Have a lovely weekend 3DH!


Mr Harney



Hello 3DH! 

Thank you to everyone who has been sending in their work. It is absolutely amazing!

Well done on another great week of home learning. I hope you have all been enjoying the weather. Watch out for any storms today!

Top Tens will be up after 3.45pm today as will Bright Spark of the Week! It is not too late, so keep sending your work in!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney

thursday 25th june

Hello 3DH!

I hope you are having a lovely week! 

I'm still having slight issues with the website, so please bare with me - it should be fixed properly soon! 

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their work and photos! I see Nathan has some pet ducks (AMAZING!) and Freya has been down to the skate park! Olivia has sent in some amazing work and Mehmet has too! Anouk has even started to learn Japanese!

In school, I have Eddie and Frankie from 3DH. They say 'hello' to everyone and are settling in well to school life.

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney



Tuesday 23rd June

Hello 3DH!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the week!

I'm sorry there was no message yesterday - I am having a tough time with the website at the moment. It didn't seem to want to let me load anything onto it but it has been fixed now! All the Top Tens are now loaded! Phew!

The work you have been sending in is amazing, so keep it up! You're doing a great job!

Eddie and Frankie have now joined my bubble and we had a great time catching up and settling in. It is great to have them back and hopefully I may see some more of you soon!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Friday 19th june

Hello 3DH!

Most of the Top Tens are up but duo lingo and TT accuracy will not load for me! You will have to wait until Monday for those ones, I'm afraid. 

This weeks Bright Spark of the Week was a close one, but I feel this person created two beautiful poems that really do deserve a special mention. A huge congratulations to Max for creating two amazing poems and for exploring poetry! The best attitude to have with language is to be playful with it and Max has achieved this with his poems. Well done!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Talk to you soon,

Mr Harney



Hello 3DH!

The weekend is nearly here! Well done on nearly completing another week of home learning. Top Tens will be up after 3.45, as I need to let the children that are in school go home first. It is very tight this week and there is still time to get some practise in! 

Bright Spark of the Week is very close again with a number of people who could be awarded the certificate. Again, it is not too late, so let me know what you have been up to this week.

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Thursday 18th june

Hello 3DH!

Things are going well in school with my 'in school' 3DHers! Ava is back, which is amazing! I hope things are going well with your home learning. Remember to talk to each other and maybe meet up if safe to do so. It is very important to keep the social side of things healthy

Thanks to everyone for sending their work in - Max your poem was fantastic and Anouk your story was brilliant!

Have a good one 3DH and get in touch with each other if you haven't already!

Mr Harney


wednesday 17th june

Good morning 3DH!

I hope you are having a lovely time!

I have received some amazing work and I am looking forward to choosing some for the Year 3 collage! It's not too late to get on there, so if you have any work you'd like me to see, please send it in.

I am having fun being back in the classroom, but it is not the same as having you all in one class. Remember to stay in touch with each other and if you haven't spoken to anyone for a while, now is a good time to do it!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Tuesday 16th June

Good morning 3DH!

I hope your week is going well.

I have received some lovely work so far and it has been great to look through it and see how much progress you are making. You are getting closer to Year 4 now and it is starting to show in your work - great stuff! Keep it up!

Do you remember when Sienna sent a get well soon letter to our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson? Well, guess what? He has sent one back and it is amazing! The letter is just underneath this message. Members of Parliament work for the people, so it is important to get in touch with them if you need help, have any worries or just want to find out what they do. Well done to Sienna for showing courtesy, care and kindness by wishing Boris Johnson a quick recovery.

Have a great day 3DH!


Mr Harney

Friends in high places

Well done Sienna for reaching out to the Prime Minister when he was sick and well done to Boris for a lovely letter saying 'thank you'! That is one to keep hold of Sienna, a piece of history that belongs to you.

Monday 15th june

Good morning 3DH!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! 

Well, it is looking like a really fun week of home learning! There is a new book starting called 'Frank Einstein and the Antimattter Motor', in English we will be making a story using Fantastic Mr Fox as inspiration and we will be using 'loops' in a Minecraft coding game in computing. How exciting! 

Remember to take some time to read your books as we do not want Mr Gilbert to sneak his way back onto the Top Tens! Also, take time to have a break if you need it and pay attention to the world around you. If you can get outside, keep your eyes open for any butterflies and insects - a good place to look is near flowering plants. Keep your eyes and ears open for any visiting birds and tell me what you have seen.

Have fun 3DH and I will talk to you soon!

Mr Harney




Friday 12th june


Hello 3DH!

Well done on finishing another week of home learning!

The Top Tens are up - well done to everyone who made it on there this week!

So, this week the Bright Spark of the Week is actually Bright Sparks! These two have been going the extra mile since the first day of home learning and I want them to know it has been noticed. They hand in work regularly and all of their work is to a high standard. They are also regulars on the Top Tens lists.

A HUGE WELL DONE to Olivia and Mehmet!



I am teaching a Year 3 class next week until I am told otherwise, so I may be a bit slower with replying to emails. You are still my class, it just means we will have 3DH in school and 3DH at home. I will let you know who I have on Monday. If you are coming in Monday you would of already been told, so do not worry.

If you need help with anything please do ask. I am really looking forward to all the great work you are going to send in. It really cheers me up!

Have a lovely weekend 3DH and I will talk to you soon!





Hello 3DH!

You've nearly done it! Another week of home learning finished!

Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week will be up later, so make sure to check back here later.

If you have done any work and not sent it in, then please do as it might make the difference for who wins the Bright Spark award! 

The weekend is in touching distance, so focus on your final day of home learning this week and then you can relax!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Thursday 11th june

Hello 3DH,

I hope everyone is feeling happy today! One day to go until Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week!

Odile has sent in an amazing video of a trick shot she did the other day in her garden. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it! Mehmet also made a fantasic cake for his Mum's birthday! Just looking at it made me hungry! Odile and Mehmet's photos and videos are up now, so make sure you have a look! Also, well done to everyone who has been sending their work in - it is looking great!

Have a great day

Mr Harney

Odile's amazing trickshot



Lovely birthdAY CAKE!

wednesday 10th june

Hello 3DH!

Is it Wednesday already?!

I had a lovely day yesterday and I will tell you why. I was casually walking out onto the playground. I needed to find Mr Morris to talk about moving some desks (very exciting) and then suddenly a familiar looking blonde child comes running out of Miss Bagnell's class. It was Barnaby! I was very pl;eased to see him and we had a quick catch up which cheered me up! 

Keep sending in your work - it is amazing! I will be updating the website tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for any new work!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


tuesday 9th june

Hello 3DH!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Well, I must say, I had a lovely suprise yesterday. I was standing near the school gates helping children to find their classes and who should walk past? It was Idahlia! What a lovely suprise! This brings the total of 3DH children in school to 4! I wonder if anyone else is coming back?

Keep sending in your work 3DH and I hope you have a lovely rest of the week!

Talk to you soon 

Mr Harney

Monday 8th june

Hello 3DH!

I hope you had a great weekend!

It's another fun week ahead, with some great activities lined up. There is a geography task that looks at the river Adur, an RE taks looking at Hinduism and a writing task where you create a new farmer for Fantastic Mr Fox!

If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch. Remember to take those AR quizzes and read lots of books! Think your classmates would like to read a book? Tell us all about it and we can put it on the webpage - be creative!

Have a great day,

Mr Harney


friday 5th june

Top tens are up! Bright spark of the week is up! 

Well done 3DH, you've made it to the weekend. 

Thank you to everyone who has sent work in. I really enjoyed looking at it all and had great fun playing the Flappy Birds games! 

Well done to every one on the Top Tens lists! Great stuff! Myself and Mr. Gilbert have made it onto the AR Top Tens - come on 3DH, knock us off! 

So, it's time to talk about our Bright Spark of the Week. This person has tried very hard with their spellings and has been practising them a lot. Because of their positive attitude and practise, their spellings have improved a lot! Our Bright Spark of the Week is Sienna - WELL DONE!


Have a lovely weekend 3DH and I will see you again on Monday!




Happy Friday 3DH!

Well done on a solid first week back.

Today is Friday, so Top Tens will be going up as will Bright Spark of the Week. I haven't decided who has won it this week yet so there is still time!

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to teach a Year 3 class which was great fun! We had a lovely discussion about Newsround and all the things that we saw on there. At the moment, there are a lot of important and interesting events happening, so please try and watch it and discuss it with an adult. Also, there are some great book reviews on there too. I wonder what all your favourite books are?

If I am asked to teach again, Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week will be up after 3 pm. Otherwise, all will be up by 3pm.

Talk to you soon,

Mr Harney


Thursday 4th june

Hello 3DH!

You've nearly finished the first week back, so congratulations on that!

I've received some more fantastic work, so thank you again for that.

I can see that Jesse-Lee has been practising his handwriting and it is starting to look a lot better! Anouk has also been getting very creative, as has Olivia with her fantastic finger painting. Well done Sienna for some fantastic spellings. Odile has earned a certificate through her coding skills - well done for that, great work! Mehmet has also sent me in some fantastic work too! Oh, and I really enjoyed Aida's Fantastic Mr Fox writing.

Top Tens tomorrow - so it's not too late to try and get a place on there! Also, if you have read any books this week now would be a great time to take a quiz!

Have fun 3DH!

Mr Harney


Wednesday 3rd june

Hello 3DH!

Thank you to everyone who has sent their work in! It is looking great! 

It was a lovely surprise to see Nathan today. We had a good catch up and it was great to see him back in school. Later I was lucky enough to teach year 3 and they showed me their fantastic paintings of pheonixes. If you'd like to do one at home, I'd love to see them! 

As if that wasn't great enough, I went in to the staff room at the end of the day and found some lovely cakes made by Max. Thank you very much! They were very tasty and all the teachers loved them! 

If you have time, check out Barnaby's keyboard skills on the music page as well. Very impressive!

Today is a very exciting day as the Year 6s are coming back to school, along with more children across the year groups. All the teachers are really looking forward to welcoming more people back to school. 

Have a great day 3DH

Talk to you soon,

Mr Harney



Tuesday 2nd June

Hello 3DH!

I hope you all had a lovely Monday!

I've received some lovely work already this week - thank you so much for sending it in!

It was also lovely to see Sammy and Freya today! They were having a great time painting leaves in the playground! I hear on the grapevine a few more from 3DH may be making an appearance at some point too, which is great news! 

Remember to stay in touch with each other and ask for help if you need it.

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Monday 1st june

Welcome back 3DH!


I hope you all had a lovely half term! The weather was fantastic and still is!

Let me know what you have been up to over the half term, and if you have photos, please send them in!

There is a new book starting this week about a cheeky fox and some nasty farmers, there is a great writing activity and the geography work looks amazing too! 

This is your last 7 weeks as Year goodness, where did all the time go!? This also means it is the last 7 weeks before the summer holiday! You're nearly there! 

Try and enjoy your home learning and get straight in touch if you are having any problems so I can help.

Have a great Monday 3DH!

Mr Harney



Friday 22nd may - top tens are up!

Well done! You did it! Time to have a lovely rest - you've earnt it!

You're going from strength to strength 3DH and your determination and focus in this tricky time is amazing. You have worked very hard since the start of home learning as you always have, since your first day back in September. You are taking control of your learning, working through mistakes and taking pride in what you do. This is why you are brilliant.

Before I let you go though, we have the very important matter of Bright Spark of the Week......


Bright Spark of the Week

This person has absolutely smashed the Top Tens, by coming top on 3 lists and in the top three of three others!

This is an incredible achievement and deserves celebrating! So well done Erin, you are the Bright Spark of the Week!




Hello 3DH!

Well done - you did it! Half term is within touching distance!

You have all worked very hard, so make sure you enjoy your week off! 

I've received some lovely colour wheels, some fantastic fact sheets, Mehmet reading on a slide and even some amazing drawings of a shark! 

I shared this website with Sammy yesterday:

It's got loads of activities and things to make on there. It's also got some paint apps to make digital pictures with!

Top Tens and Bright Spark of the Week will be up later - I'm teaching Year 3 (YES!!!) later this afternoon, so I will try and get them up as close to 3.30 pm as possible! I will say hello to them from everyone at 3DH.

Have fun with your learning and don't worry if you make mistakes - all part of learning.

Very proud of you all again.

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney



Thursday 21st may

Hello 3DH!

I hope everyone is feeling good today!

Two more days and then you can have a little rest from home learning - so let's stay focused and try our best with any activities we do.

Over the next two days, there will be two short stories as a reading activity. This is a great chance to get involved if you haven't been following along as each story is just for one day. Miss Hills has picked a new book for after half term and I think you will love it!

If you want to look at anymore coding activities the website to go to is:

Found any good websites? Got any fun activities for your friends? Let me know and I will stick them on the class page.

I wonder how your plants are getting on with all the hot weather? I need to re-pot my chillies as they've started to grow really tall!

I hope you have fun today,

Talk to you soon,

Mr Harney




Wednesday 20th may

Good morning 3DH!

Thanks Odile for sending in your Star Wars coding game! Why not give it a go, it's great fun! 

All the poems that I have had sent in have been amazing and they are now up on the website - excellent work! 

Two more days until half term, so try your best with your work and then you have a week off - you have earned it!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney



Tuesday 19th may

Good morning 3DH!

I hope you are having a great start to your week!

Thank you to the people that have sent their work in.  It is looking fantastic! 

Remember to take a break if you are finding things tricky and stay positive with your learning. 

If you are having trouble with anything, let me know and I will try my best to help you.

Keep it up 3DH, you're doing amazingly well!


Monday 18th may

Hello 3DH!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

One more week to go until half term and then you can all have a rest from home learning.

We received something that I thought you might like to see. Remember all the lovely rainbows you made and the reasons why we were making them? Well, the nurses and doctors and all the other staff working extremely hard in the NHS loved them! They said thank you for all of your support and they have put the rainbows up around the hospital.

Well done 3DH for taking care of your community and offering your support to people working in a very difficult situation. The NHS is very important and we must always try and make sure the Nurses and Doctors (and all the other staff) are being looked after properly. They dedicate their lives to looking after people, so well done for showing them that you care about them too. 

Enjoy your day 3DH - you're doing a great job!

Mr Harney




Friday 15th may

Well done 3DH, Friday is finished!

There is a double dose of Top Tens up and Bright Spark of the Week is up too.

This week's Bright Spark has started to enjoy their learning again and has been very positive about how to approach their learning. They have sent in some excellent work this week which has been a pleasure to see! Keep it up!

Congratulations Barnaby!

Have a relaxing weekend and I will talk to you again on Monday!


Mr Harney



Happy Friday 3DH

This week we have double Top Tens - this week and last weeks, so make sure to check in after 3 pm! Where did I save them last week? Only the internet knows now! 

Also Bright Spark of the Week will be up after 3pm! Another tough week to choose from as so many of you are working so hard!

You've all been working really hard, so make sure to take a break over the weekend, relax and enjoy yourself. 

Keep your eyes open for Mr Gilbert's Year 3 collage, I've put 4 (Yes FOUR) 3DH entries onto it. You're that good! An amazing class!A fantastic class! You've established a strong reputation across the school community as a lovely bunch of learners - long may it continue! 

Anyway, make sure to rest at the end of today. The website will be updated by Monday (I've had tons of photos sent in so thank you!). The last thing - make sure to enjoy what you are doing and have fun with it! You can do it!

Mr Harney


thursday 14th may

Hello 3DH!

The sun is back out again! How lovely!

You've nearly finished another week of home learning, so well done to everyone!

I've really enjoyed looking at the work you have sent in and more of it will be on the website by Friday. If you have anything you'd like me to see then please send it in.

Have a lovely day 3DH and I will talk to you soon,

Mr Harney


wednesday 13th may

Hello 3DH!

Wednesday already!

I have seen some amazing origami flowers from Olivia and some real life plants sent in from Sammy as well! There has even been an animation sent in by Anouk! Excellent stuff - well done!

Remember to have fun with your learning and to take a break if you need to.

Also, it's National Numeracy Day today, so send in any photos of you as numbers, dressed as numbers, using numbers, looking at numbers! Anything numbers!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Tuesday 12th may

Hello 3DH!

Well, I must say, congratulations on a great start to the week!

Thank you to everyone who has sent their work in. I have really enjoyed looking at it. There have been some fantastic Rangoli patterns, some amazing poems and some great maths work too!

Well done to Barnaby for having a relaxed, fun yet productive start to the week - excellent stuff!

Also, a huge well done to Eddie for sending in his work. I hear he is also growing a bean! I wonder what will happen? If you are growing anything please send us updates as to how they are getting on.

Listen. you're doing great 3DH - keep the positive attitudes going.

Enjoy the sunshine safely if you can and have fun with your learning!

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney


Monday 11th may

Welcome back 3DH!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! That extra day makes such a difference!

Over the weekend, I saw more pheasants than I have ever seen before! I saw about 16, all in the same field! They were eating the seeds and strutting around like mini dinosaurs! I also saw a family of three rabbits hiding in the grass by the side of a lane - they looked very peaceful......until they saw me!

If you got up to anything over the weekend, please let me know or send in a photo.

There are lots of fun tasks on the home learning this week! There are Rangoli patterns to make in RE. there is a magic box to write a poem about in English and in Science you can make your own plant! There is also a Star Wars coding game in computing! So, lots of fun things to be doing over the week.

Talk to you soon

Mr Harney



thursday 7th may

****Scroll down for Bright Spark of the Week!****

Well done 3DH!

Another week of home learning sorted and a 3 day weekend within touching distance! Amazing!

I've had a real mix of work come in this week from coding to cutting, PE to presentations! Well done for staying focused and for taking the time to send your work in.

Bright Spark of the Week will be up later, as will Top Tens, so check back later to see them!

Well done Max for getting your BLUE PETER MUSIC BADGE! A big achievement - excellent stuff!

You've all worked really hard during these tricky times, so make sure you enjoy your weekend and relax and keep happy. If you do anything fun over the weekend, send it in so we can see what you have been up to!

Oh, before I go, we received a message from the NHS at Worthing hospital to say thank you for all your rainbows and support that you have given:

I know you are all amazing, your adults know you are all amazing and now the NHS know you are all amazing.

Especially proud of everyone today. Keep up the great attitude!

Mr Harney

Bright Spark of the Week!

A positive attitude and a great approach to their learning means this week, Jesse-Lee is our Bright Spark!

Well done Jesse-Lee! Keep up that amazing attitude! 

WEdnesday 6th may

Hello 3DH!

It's looking like it's going to be a sunny day! 

Thanks to everyone who has been sending their work in. I've received some fantastic posters and presentations about Worthing! What a wonderful place it is! I've also seen some great cutting skills and some PE activities too! 

There have also been some fantastic coding videos coming thorugh as well - if you haven't tried it, why not give it a go!



Talk to you soon 3DH!

Mr Harney


Tuesday 5th May

Hello 3DH!

I hope you're all having fun at home!

There are some new videos up on the science page and some great stuff on the D.T page as well. There should be more videos and photos appearing over the week, so keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Star Wars day for yesterday. I completely forgot! I obviously wasn't feeling the force as much as usual!

Thank you Eddie for sending in this Star Wars work and well done for a great day yesterday! Keep up the amazing attitude!

Have a great day 3DH, enjoy yourselves and I will talk to you soon,

Mr Harney

Slipping and sliding!




Monday 4th May

Welcome back 3DH!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Thank you to everyone who has sent their work in. Also, thank you to Odile and Sammy for sending in their lovely videos! 

If you haven't checked already, then go and check out the Top Tens! Well done to Max for topping two of the Top Tens - great stuff! 

I've had a look at the home learning today and there is some really fun stuff on there! Something has happened at Drusillas and they need your help; there is a dance party going on in computing and in our story Krindlekrax, there is a real twist on it's way!

Have fun 3DH and I will talk to you later


Mr Harney


bright spark of the week!

Sorry it's late - I had to teach year 3 and year 6 in school today.

So here it is, and well earned too. A comedy video, a music video and a lot of high quality work sent in too!

Here is your Bright Spark of the Week

Well done Sammy! A fantastic week all round. Keep up the great work!

friday 1st may

Happy Friday 3DH!

Well done on another week of fantastic home learning!

The rainbows that have been sent in have been amazing and the comedy videos have been very funny indeed! So, well done everyone who sent them in.

Keep sending in your work! It's been fantastic reading all your play scripts, seeing all your maths work, looking at all your coding and seeing all the other fantastic things you have been up to! 

Bright Spark of the Week and Top Tens will be up today, so make sure to check back later to have a look!

When it arrives, have a lovely weekend 3DH and I will talk to you soon.

Mr Harney


Thursday 30th April

Hello 3DH,

My, my those fractions are tough! I have emailed everyone in the class a list of videos to try and help you. Think about what part of fractions you are struggling with (adding, subtraction, comparing or something else) and watch the video that matches that part. 

So I hear there's a comedy competition on the go? Luckily for you bunch of jokers, I can't enter so you might even win! Send your videos in to

Also, we all love the NHS so please send your rainbow drawings in to the same address to show your support. 

We are sending all of them to Worthing Hospital so all the doctors and nurses will see them and know how much you care. We're in this together and that is why we know we will succeed! 

Jesse-Lee has made a word search, so check it out on the 'Spellings' page. He has already agreed to mark mine, so welcome to the world of teaching Jesse-Lee, I'm expecting a large amount of house points! 

Make sure to watch the videos below this message. A couple of our classmates have been very busy making vidoes and they are great!

I'm feeling especially fired up for today 3DH and I hope you are too! Get at it, get learning and have some fun!

Talk to you soon!

Mr Harney

Wednesday 29th April

Hello 3DH,

Is it Wednesday already?!

This week is going so quickly! Thank you to everyone who has sent their work in. 

I've received a lot of worry dolls, which are a great thing to use if you have some worries. Check the RE/PSHE page to have a look.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BROOKLYN TODAY!!!!!!! We all hope you are having a fantastic time!

We also have a millionaire in the class now.......WELL DONE MAX for reading 1 million words! Fantastic!

Keep at it 3DH - you are doing a great job!





Tuesday 28th April

Hello 3DH,

I hope everyone is having fun with their home learning!

Remember to stay focused, try your best and have fun with it!

I received some worry dolls yesterday and they looked great! It is very important that if we have any worries that we share them with someone.

Don't forget that there is a performance poetry competition this week! So get practising and send in your videos!

Talk to you soon,

Mr Harney

Monday 27th april

******TOP tens are up******


Hello 3DH,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Well, I must say, the number of collages that have been sent in is amazing. They all look fantastic! Have a look on the Art page to see for yourself! There has been some fantastic snail stories sent is as well!

Congratulations to everyone who made it onto the Top Tens. We have some new faces on the list, which is always great to see! Make sure to check to see if your name is on there!

Mrs Gulland has a message for you, so make sure to check out the French page to see what she has in store!

Have a lovely day 3DH and remember to try and enjoy your home learning,

Mr Harney



First week back

The first week back is always a tough one, but you did it and things will get easier again. I've just had a flurry of emails come in, all full of lovely work so well done to everyone. 

A big well done to Idahlia for rediscovering her writing focus and taking care with her spellings. Also to Anouk and Barnaby for thinking of ways that they can help themselves to rediscover their focus and love of learning - I hope the reward charts are filling up! Well done to all the children who asked me for help when I phoned them and for being honest if they were struggling with work. I am here to help, so please do not suffer in silence!  Again, I am very proud of everyone - keep up the good work.

bright spark of the week!

For trying really hard wth his fraction work and for not giving up when things have become tricky, I have chosen Eddie!

Well done Eddie! You can do this! Your Pokemon fraction work was outstanding! 



Friday 24th April

Happy Friday 3DH!

I've had a great time catching up with everyone and hearing about all the fun you have been having. Remember to stay focused, have fun and look after your adults.

To the adults that are organising home learning - you are all doing a fantastic job! So a massive thank you from me. It really is appreciated.

Bright Spark of the Week will be up at 3pm......I wonder who it could be???

I hope you have a lovely weekend when it arrives and I will talk to you soon.

Mr Harney


PS - the website has stopped letting me upload pictures for the moment. Hopefully this will be fixed shortly! 


Thursday 23rd April

Good morning 3DH,

Well done! The first week back after a long holiday is always tough but you did it and you did it well! It will get easier from here once you're back into your routine.

I had a great time yesterday catching up with some of the class over the phone yesterday. If you haven't had a phone call yet, I will be calling later today. If you have any questions or want to tell me something great that you've done, now is your chance!

The photos have kept coming in and I'm seeing some fantastic rainbow drawings and some outstanding collages! If you have any fantastic work you'd like to show off, whatever that may be, then please send it in!

If you haven't spoken to someone for a while or would like to suprise someone in the class, now might be a good time to do it. Get onto your email account, ask your parents if you can call or video call people or maybe even write a letter! It is very important that we stay in touch and stay happy! 

I hope you all have a great day,

Mr Harney


Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning 3DH!

Great news - I've finally learnt how to upload videos! So please check out the videos underneath that have been sent in by Odile and Sammy. Top coding skills! 25HP each!

You are halfway through your first week already and I am loving all the work that is coming in. I'm seeing some great learning going on and it is very important we refocus our energy onto our home learning after the Easter break!

This week, I will be ringing everyone in 3DH to have a catch up and see how you are getting on. Please feel free to tell me how you have been getting on and if there is anything I can do to make your home learning better. I am SO EXCITED to be talking to you all very soon!

Well, have a great day 3DH and I will talk to you soon

Mr Harney





Tuesday 21st april

Good morning 3DH,

Well done on a fantastic first day back. As expected, the quality of your work has been fantastic from the start. Keep your eyes peeled on the subject pages as work will be appearing throughout the day.

It's been lovely hearing from people and reading all about their Easter holidays, so don't be shy - let me know what you've been up to!

Have a great day 3DH,

Mr Harney



Well done Jesse-Lee! What a great picture for all of the NHS workers!


Monday 20th April

Welcome back 3DH!

I hope you had an EGGCELLENT Easter! (awful joke, I know!)

I've had a lovely break and have spent time reading, growing chillies and jogging around the park. 

I hear that some of you have had birthdays over the Easter holiday, so a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Idahlia, and Eddie! I hope you both had an amazing time! If you've had your birthday over Easter or you have a birthday coming up, then please let me know.

Sienna has sent me in a letter that she posted to the Prime Minister and I hear that Max has been doing some fantastic work helping his neighbours. What fantastic work! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all get up to this week! 

Remember to stay in touch with each other - it is so important to talk to people and say hello. So if you haven't spoken to someone for a while, maybe send them a message to cheer them up!

Keep at it 3DH, you're all amazing and are doing a wonderful job! Enjoy your first day back and I will talk to you soon!

Mr Harney


Check below for star of the week and cup winners!

3dh have been outstanding as usual!!!

Friday 3rd April


Hello 3DH!

You've made it to the last day of term! Congratulations! One more day of outstanding home learning and then two weeks off - you have earnt them! I've been receiving more emails from people and it has been great hearing what you have been up to. The standard of work coming in is still extremely high - which is exactly what we want! Keep an eye on this page later (3pm) for our monthly trophy winners! Also, Bright Spark of the Week will be announced later as well. Keep it up 3DH - you're amazing!

Mr Harney

bright spark of the week and trophy winners!

Well done mehmet! A well deserved certificate for detailed work across all subjects! keep up the amazing work!

Be the best you can be - Idahlia Purser

Idahlia has learnt new skills, kept trying when she has found things tricky and had a positive attitude towards her learning! Well done! Superstar attitude!

Courtesy, care and kindness - Max Henderson

Max has been helping out around the house, helping elderly members of the community and on top of that, teaching dogs to read! Max has regularly displayed courtesy, care and kindness and hasn't gone unnoticed! Fantastic attitude Max - well done!

Go the extra mile - olivia rogulska

Olivia has gone the extra mile with all of her home learning. She is consistently in all of the top tens, she is regularly sending in her work, she is passing AR quizzes and her work is of a high quality! Amazing attitude towards your learning - well done!

Have a lovely Easter 3DH! You are doing an amazing job! Thank you to all the adults at home as well, it is very much appreciated! Get some rest, enjoy yourselves and don't eat too many eggs! When we come back, we go again! I'm extremely proud of all of you 3DH! Best class ever! 

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning 3DH!

Well done on another great day yesterday!

I have received lots of lovely letters that you have written to each other and it is great to see you are talking to each other. I've also received lots of emails from people telling me what they have been up to - thank you! I will reply to these today! 

Today, there wil be more chapters up from Danny, The Champion of the World and myself and Mr. Gilbert have already picked another book for you for after Easter. I've received some amazing wanted posters which are now up on the website! 

Thank you for continuing to send in all your work - it really is great to see! I hope you all have a great day and I will talk to you soon.


Mr Harney

reading dogs!

Well done on teaching your dog to read Max! He looks like he's enjoying every minute of it! 


wednesday 1st April

Hello 3DH!

Congratulations on reaching the half way point of your second week! Well done! Not long to go until your Easter holiday........

Again, the quality of the work that has been sent in has been amazing! I have also received some lovely design projects from Barnaby and Odile too! 

The maths reasoning coming through is amazing and I love the photos of you all using clocks to help you learn the time. When you come back you won't need to ask me how long until lunch - you can take a sneaky peek yourself! Do check the subject pages as there is stuff going up daily. 

Remember, you are giving yourself housepoints now! The amount will be listed on the side of the home learning sheet. If I see anything particularly amazing, I will still be handing them out.


Have a great day!

Mr Harney

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning 3DH!

Another fantastic day ahead and well done on an amazing day yesterday!

I have received so much work again and all of it is looking great. There are more chapters available from toady for Danny the Champion of the World and we are drawing cubes in art. Once you have learnt how to draw a cube, maybe you could send in your creations. In 2 weeks time, we will be starting a bigger project so make sure to check the daily learning sheet to see what you need to do before then. Remember to keep exercising and thank you to Anouk, Max and Barnaby for sending their photos in. Thank you to everyone who has emailed in this week - it has been great to hear from you all! Keep it up 3DH, you are doing so, so well and I know you can do this! Talk to you soon,


Mr Harney

Shooting up like a rocket!

Max's seeds have sprouted and are well on their way to becoming fully grown plants!

birthday fun!


Sienna having a lovely time on her birthday! What an amazing Worst Witch costume!

Monday 30th March

Good morning 3DH!

First things first, I know that someone had their birthday over the week end so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIENNA!!! We all hope you had a lovely time! Please do message in if your birthday is coming up. 

So this is the start of the second week of home learning. You have made a very strong start so we need to keep this going. I have already received so much work which will be going up on the website during the day so keep your eyes open. TOP TENS will be up from 12pm so come and see if you made it on to the lists.

The winner of the Front Cover Competition was Ava with her brilliant forest scene. Well done Ava - great work! 50HP

.....and the winner of the reading photo competition was Anouk. What a great place to read! 50HP

Well done to everyone who entered. Please feel free to send in your covers and photos if you would like to.

Have a great day and I will talk to you soon!





It has been a really tough choice this week because so many members of 3DH have been absolutely amazing, but 2 children stood out for showing courtesy, care and kindness and being the best you can be.

So, well done to Max for showing courtesy, care and kindness by offering to help vulnerable people within his community. It is a very brave and kind thing to do, especially during these tough times.

Well done to Olivia for hitting the ground running and trying to be the best she can be. The quality and the amount of work that you have achieved in your first week has been magnificent- keep it up!

TOP TENS will be up from Monday, so make sure to check in to see if you made it. The best book cover and best place to read will also be announced on Monday so there is still time to enter! So many fantastic entries already!

Have a lovely weekend 3DH, you have earnt it! See you all again on Monday! Oh, and please send in photos of what you have done over the weekend!


Friday 27th March

It's Friday! Well done to everyone, you have nearly completed your first week of home learning! Today is the big science and geography quiz and judging by the work that has been coming in, you will all enjoy this one! Talking of quizzes.....Sammy has made a quiz about The Incredible Bulk - you can download it at the bottom of the reading page. Let us know how you get on! The quality of the work and the amount I have received this week is absolutely AMAZING!!! You have set the bar very high but then I wouldn't expect anything less from my 3DH superstars. Madame Gulland has a message for you and that will be up on the main page soon. We need to get Mr Gilbert to make us a French page to show off all our lovely language learning!

Bright Spark of the Week will still be happening, so check back on the main page at 4pm to see who has won it this week!

Keep sending in your Front Covers and I would love to see all the places you have been reading! Check out the Competitions page to see what your classmates have been up to!

I have had some lovely emails coming in from pupils so don't be shy, get in touch! It really does cheer all us teachers up to hear and see what you have been up to!

Oh, and one more thing.....please send in photos of what you have been up to at the weekend! I hope you all have a relaxing and restful weekend but FIRST, one more day of home learning to do! YOU CAN DO IT 3DH!!!!!


Guinea PIGs!

 Aida has made a fantastic fact file all about guinea pigs! What great pets they make! 20HP

Living the life!

A great letter here from Max! Sounds like a fantastic way to spend a day! You might of just saved my Saturday - thanks!

20 HP


I miss not seeing you all on a Monday but I'm sure you're enjoying the time away from school

Remember, we have been looking at colours, numbers, greetings and classroom instructions.  I had planned to make an Easter card together in French, finding the words for rabbit, chicks, eggs, lambs and others.  This may  be something you would like to do.

We were going to look at the weather for the various seasons and make a weather booklet.  This could be a fun exercise because our weather is so changeable.

Duolingo is an excellent site to help with the learning of a language.  You can listen to how the words are pronounced and see what you can remember so far.

Look after yourselves and I will be so excited to see you and to hear you all speaking in French when we meet up again! 

Madame Gulland


Someone has a new BED!

Wow Sienna! What a lovely new bed! The perfect place to get lots of sleep ready for home learning!


Thursday 26th MARCH

 Good morning 3DH!

 I have had so much work come through that we have changed the website to fit it all on! If you look over to the right, there is a title called 'Also in this section' - it then has a list of all of our subjects plus competitions and top tens! From today onwards, all the work that goes up will be going into each subject area. So, if you send me in some map work, it will go under 'Geography'. If you send me in a skeleton diagram, it will go under 'Science'. Make sure to check it out and see how the rest of our class are doing. I'm really enjoying all the photos you've been sending in so please don't stop! I will still be posting messages, housepoints and photos on the main page, so keep checking back here as well.


Your school emails should be up and running and there is an update from Mr Gilbert above as to how to use them. Any issues, message me and I will try and sort it out. Have a fantastic day 3DH, you are all doing so well and I am so very proud of all of you. Oh, one more thing...Star of the Week will be happening tomorrow so if there is anything you are particularly proud of then please send it in!



Look who it is! It's Madame Gulland! I wonder what she could be saying?! Don't be shy - send her a little note and show off all that amazing French you have learnt. You will be sure to make her smile! Her email address is below: 


Cover that curriculum!





Wednesday 25th March

Morning 3DH!

Well, I have had so much fantastic work come through this morning that I have a HUGE smile on my face! I can't wait to see what you get up to today! Remember, if you find any of the work tricky then just get in touch - I am here to help you! A new book starts today called 'The Incredible Bulk' - you won't believe what happens! 2 days to go until the big quiz so there is still plenty of time to get some practise in! 

Have a great day 3DH and I will talk to you soon


Courtesy, Care and Kindness

Well done Max for showing courtesy, care and kindness to his local community. Max has made some fantastic leaflets asking people if they need his help in this tricky time. Congratulations on your Gold Award for using the Bright Sparks code to help others in need. Mr Jolley was very pleased! 50HP


Fun in the sun!


'COT' IN The act

Who is this Roald Dahl fan reading underneath a cot??? It looks very cosy! Hold on a minute........It's Anouk! What a fantastic place to read! 20HP! 

Can you think of somewhere even stranger to read??? Send in your photos!!!



Some great reasoning here from Mehmet, correcting Mr Gilbert's mistakes! Very neat presentation as well - 20HP!

Tuesday 24th march

Good morning!

I'm really looking forward to seeing all the fantastic work that you do today! I received some amazing work yesterday which will be on the website later this afternoon (2.30), so pop back on here if you want to have a look. I wonder where the most unusual place to read will be?! You're a creative lot, so I can't wait to see those photos! Please send in your drawings of that greedy baby Humbert and I'm very excited to read your character descriptions. Top Tens are up - well done everyone who managed to get on there! Make sure to do your 30 minutes exercise in the morning - I've dusted off my exercise equipment so we can get fit together! Send in your photos and I will show Mr Quick how hard you are all working. Also, we have a science and geography quiz coming up on Friday, so squeeze in 10 minutes practise of each. Keep it up 3DH, an amazing start to home learning!



A Lovely Letter!

Max has sent me in a fantastic letter telling me all about the fun he and his family had on Mothers Day! The cakes sound amazing and the paper plane race sounds very exciting! Keep up the brilliant work Max! 20 HP


Marvellous Multiplication

Some very neat and accurate work here from Sienna! Great stuff! Maybe you could make Chesswood cards and test your mum? I wonder who else in 3DH knows their multiplications??? 20HP



A lovely front cover from Freya - very 1990s! Loving the tiger and the Domino's logo - my favourite is BBQ chicken! 20HP

Get your front covers in 3DH so we can start showing them off!


Fruity Fun!

I watered the strawberry plants last night and whilst doing this, I noticed that two more flowers have appeared! I wonder what this could mean???


Humbert the greedy baby!

Well done Idahlia - A fantastic drawing of Humbert the greedy baby! I hope he doesn't eat the person he is holding! 20HP


....and here is Humbert 20 years older with a fantastic character description! Amazing work Idahlia - keep it up! I'm loving the Chesswood uniform at home as well. Great stuff! 20HP


A great diary entry here from sienna. Even though things have changed for the moment, it sounds like she is having lots of fun with her family! 20HP

Monday 23rd march

Happy Monday 3DH!

I hope everyone is having fun learning from home! I'm already starting to receive pictures of people's fantastic work - so don't be shy, send it over! The children that are in school today are working amazingly hard and have produced some brilliant work. We have planned our stories and been read to by Mr Gilbert - I can't believe how greedy that baby was! Top Tens should be up shortly - thank you to Mrs Hills for organising those. Keep tabs of any house points you receive and we can add them up when you get back. Remember -we are 3DH, so we work hard to support and take care of each other. This means we need to stay in touch regularly, celebrate each other's work and listen to our parents and carers at home. Talk to you soon.

Mr Harney

top tens - well done!


 House points

You will still be getting house points for all your fantastic work. 

I would recommend making a house point card at home or recording them on the last page of your orange book.


Front Covers

Well done Sienna - a fantastic front cover! 20HP

We will be doing ours this afternoon, so check back later to see our ones!



There is no stopping Freya - some amazing reasoning to spot the mistakes!


I'm very excited to see how Idahlia's story turns out! What an exciting plan she has made!

AR Quizzes passed today

Odile, Freya, Olivia - well done! 20HP


AR targets passed

Odile, Freya, Sammy, Aida, Zac, Barnaby, Samuel, Ava - well done! 100HP