3MH - Beech
wednesday 15th july
Good morning 3MH! I am back at Chesswood this week!! After 13 weeks of working from home, I am actually in school again. I felt how I imagine a lot of you will be feeling in September, nervous to go back, but excited too - after about 2 minutes I felt like I had never left! I am so happy to be back. Just wanted to let you know that I can't reply to emails as quickly now but I will reply when I get a chance. I saw Faith, Oscar, Nat and Chloe yesterday at school and it was so lovely! I have just made the top tens (so sorry they are late!) they're our last ones for year 3!!! Have a fantastic week! :D
friday 10th july
Good morning 3MH, it's Friiiiiiday!! I have loved hearing from some of you how you found transition day, I have been in regular conversation with Mr Davis, telling him how lucky he is to be getting THE BEST year 3 class in the school. I've also given him lots of detail on what to support you with in year 4 so that you can continue to be the best you can be and make lots of progress just like you did in year 3.
Now, exciting news... I popped a little something in the post for you yesterday so if you receive something through the letter box with your name on it, you can open it - it isn't a report for your parents to open! (Unless it says their name on it!) I hope you all receive them safely and like what's inside. Miss you all, have a really lovely weekend - stay safe in the sun. x
tuesday 7th july
Goodness me! How is it Tuesday already?! I'm so sorry I didn't post the top tens yesterday, I have been so busy with transition bits for next year... have you seen where I'm moving to?! I'm so excited for all of you though, I have written really detailed notes for your next class teacher to read so he knows all about how fantastic you are but also so he knows what you need extra help with - you are going to love year 4! If you have any questions please just ask - email me. I am not going to post the top tens now as we are almost half way through the week BUT try hard to get on them for Monday as I will triple the house points you will earn for being on each of the top ten leader boards, 1. because I missed them yesterday and 2. because it will be the LAST top tens of year 3 on Monday - Oh my!! I hope you're having a really good week! Keep working hard, 8 more days of home learning! x
friday 3rd july
It's Friiiiiiiiiiday, I went for a lovely walk with my dog Max yesterday (see photo below - how long has my hair grown?!) we went to Devils Dyke which is just a short drive from my house, I am very glad it's the weekend so I can go outside for more walks. What will you be doing at the weekend? Be sure to let me know! I read your questions for your next teacher, they are all really good questions! If you need anything answered by me, please just email me and I'd be happy to talk to you about next year. I've taught in year 4 at Chesswood for two years so I know how fun it is! x
thursday 2nd july
Can you believe we are in July?! Our final month together as 3MH! Just 2 weeks and 1 more day of learning and then it is the summer holidays... I'm sad but excited too! How are you feeling?! Are you excited to find out who your year 4 teacher is?! I'm excited for you to find out. Keep going with the home learning, I know it is hard and some of you are getting tired of it but it will help you so much when it comes to going back to School - hopefully in September. Take care - Friday tomorrow!
tuesday 30th june
Good morning you lovely lot, I am enjoying the drizzly weather today from inside my warm home, what have you been up to lately? I have been baking lots... our bananas were almost past their use by date so I made a banana cake and a banoffee pie! They were delicious! I have also been busy making something that you will soon discover... it's a surprise so I won't say anymore. :D Have a lovely day and keep sending me your news/bucket fillers/work/pictures/updates!
monday 29th june
Good afternoon 3MH! Top tens are up! Have a look - how many did you make it on this week?! Huge shout out to NAT for getting the biggest word count this week, 3/3 quizzes passed, amazing work!! I hope you all had a really lovely weekend and are getting stuck in with this weeks home learning. Just 3 more weeks left in year 3 - can you believe that?! It has gone by so fast. I'm excited for you to find out who your new Year 4 teacher is! Make sure you fill out the questionnaire on the daily learning page if you haven't already and take part in Mr G's special challenge! Have a great day. x
friday 26th june
Happy Friday! Who else heard the thunder storm at 4am this morning?! I love watching the lightning from my bedroom window. I hope you're all having a good day and that you've got fun plans for the weekend. It's strange seeing all of this transition information when a lot of us still aren't back at school! How exciting though that you will be year 4s when you go back in September! Not the lowest year in the school anymore... The year 4 classrooms are bigger and cooler too, you'll love it there. If you're beginning to have any questions/worries about moving up to year 4, please feel free to message me, I can answer your questions and ease your worries. Keep working hard this afternoon and have a lovely weekend! x
wednesday 24th june
Hey 3MH! IT'S SO HOT AGAIN! Remember to stay safe in the sun again today if you are out and about in it, even if you are not outdoors, remember to drink lots of water to stay hydrated! I received my first message for the Year 2's today for Mr G's Special Challenge (*Worth 50HP*) by Faith, I'll put a picture of it below, I felt so happy reading that Faith feels these things about Chesswood. I hope to get lots more from you all today, either a message or a video! :D Have a good day and keep working hard!
tuesday 23rd june
Good afternoon 3MH, it's a beautiful day, the sun is most certainly shining - please remember to stay safe in the sun, this means wearing sun cream and remembering to keep reapplying it - especially if you are in and out of water like the sea! You can also wear a sun hat, sun glasses, light coloured clothing, sit in the shade and drink lots of fluids - water is best! Do you have any more top tips for staying safe in the sun?! I'd love to hear them... perhaps you could make a 'Sun Safety' poster and I could get a couple put up at school to remind the children who are at school to stay safe in the sun too!
Lots of you are working really hard, well done. Have you seen Mr Gilbert's special challenge for this week? I'm so excited to see your messages/watch your videos for the year 2 children, please send it to me as well as Mr Gilbert so I can see it!
Try not to brag too much about how you got the best teacher in the whole school in year 3... not everyone was as lucky as you... hehehehe. On a more serious note, I hope you are all well and that you're still smiling - I'm looking forward to seeing you all after the summer holidays when we are all (hopefully) back at school. Take care x
monday 22nd june
Helloooo you lovely lot, there are 19 more days of home learning! Well done to all of you, you are doing so so well! Well done if you made it on the Top Ten leader boards this week, keep working on those reading targets (check your emails if you haven't already seen the update - or go to our reading page), keep working hard, we're almost at the end of the year. Keep sending me your fantastic work and photos of what you're getting up to! Miss you all. Miss Hills x
wednesday 17th june
Good afternoon 3MH, thank you for all the news and bucket fillers, keep sending them in when you can! I hope you enjoyed a bit of sun yesterday as we've got some rain on its way now! I went swimming in the sea again yesterday evening and it was SO WARM! I couldn't believe it. Keep working hard, not long left to go and you will be enjoying 6 weeks of summer holidays!
monday 15th june
The weeks are just flying by! We have got 5 weeks now until the Summer holidays!! How exciting. I have just made the top tens and will be uploading them shortly. Lots of you have not been on IXL/TT/Duolingo or taken an AR quiz this week - please make sure you are spending time on each of these as they are important and will help you learn. Some of you have been on all 4! WELL DONE! I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for lots of learning this week. :)
Thursday 11th june
Good morning 3MH, just wanted to share a couple of pictures of the children from our class who are in school due to their parents being key workers - Laurentiu and Chloe, here they are playing a game like Simon Says! They are playing it whilst 'socially distancing' so staying 2m apart - can you remember how many cm there are in 1 metre? So how many cm in 2 metres? You could email them if you want to find out more about what school is like for them at the moment!
wednesday 10th june
Good morning! Hope you are all well, we are half way through the week - keep up the amazing work! Thank you to Archie for more NEWS and for bucket fillers too, the more the better so keep sending them in!
Further to Mollie's poem on Monday, she has now made a video that I wanted to share with you all. Mollie went 'litter picking' or 'beach combing' with her mum, this is such a fantastic act of kindness that will help to keep our oceans and beaches clean whilst also protecting wildlife. Imagine how much cleaner our beaches would be if we all spent just 10 minutes of our day doing this?! To litter pick, there are some steps you need to take to make sure you do it safely, as you don't want to hurt yourself or get unwanted germs from the litter you are picking up! Watch Mollie's video below to learn how to do it safely.
Tuesday 9th June
Good afternoon 3MH, well done for completing some really excellent work during your first week back after half term, I've been really impressed by the quality of your work. Please don't forget to join your handwriting, using leading in strokes for lowercase letters. You want to go into year 4 with beautiful joined up handwriting in September, so keep practising! One last reminder - Send any news updates/photos and bucket fillers to me by Friday please for this week, only Faith has filled a bucket, I'd like another 10 by Friday please! Let's keep spreading happiness - it doesn't take long. Take care xox
monday 8th June
Good afternoon 3MH! Thank you to all of those who wished me a happy birthday yesterday, I had a really lovely day, luckily I got to enjoy the beautiful sun in the afternoon but also got caught in the rain late afternoon - I didn't let the rain spoil my fun though! I hope you all had a really lovely weekend too, I have received some news and also some bucket fillers -thank you Faith! Check out our new '3MH NEWS' page if you haven't already and please send me any news and bucket fillers if you can. Let's all stay connected even if we can't see each other.
Check out the new Top Tens and keep adding up your house points! Huge well done if you're on 1 or more this week. MASSIVE WELL DONE and 400HP to Oscar and Alexia - for being on all 4 leader boards this week - wooohoo!
Thank you to Mollie for letting me know that it is 'World Ocean Day' today! I didn't know this but love and care for the ocean so am pleased to hear this. Mollie wrote a beautiful poem to celebrate, check it our below!
Mollie's 'World Ocean Day' poem.
The sea is rough,
the sea is calm,
the sea is cold,
the sea is warm,
The sea is a blanket for the fish,
some creatures are the fishes dish,
Some fish are small,
some fish are big,
All fish are different shapes and sizes.
friday 5th june
Good afternoon 3MH, thank you to everyone who has sent me their persuasive letters, they are amazing! I've put them in our English section if you'd like to see other peoples. Also, check out Skye's colour wheel below - how creative?! I'm off to make a banoffee pie now but I wanted to wish you all a lovely weekend. I will speak to you on Monday - when I'm one year older! :D
thursday 4th june
Good afternoon, yesterday flew by, I can't believe it's Friday tomorrow. Well done for sending me your incredible maths work, I've started receiving some persuasive letters - these have been fantastic! Can I please ask you to only send these to me, Mr Jolley is far too busy to read them at the moment so send them to me and I will show him them when he is less busy! :D Keep working hard and staying safe. Talk soon!
tuesday 2nd june
Good morning 3MH, thank you to those of you who emailed me yesterday to tell me all about your half term! Some really fun and exciting stories and pictures! If you haven't said hi yet, send me an email today to say hello if you can. Also, it's really important to stay in contact with your friends so my request for you today is to send 3 people from 3MH an email, one person you would call a close friend, one who is someone you haven't spoken to for a while and one person you wouldn't normally chat to but you think is kind! I've had a couple of people from our class saying they haven't heard from any friends in a while and they are not feeling too happy because of this, why don't you try to fill some buckets today by sending some kind emails to make people smile? Enjoy your second day of home learning this week! :D
monday 1st june
JUNE already! My favourite month... why? Because it's my birthday on Sunday 7th! Welcome back to home learning, I hope you had a good rest but a lot of fun during half term, I spent a lot of my half term in the sun by the sea but also painting the fences in my garden and doing some baking of course - chocolate brownies were my latest bake and they were very tasty! What have you been up to? Email me to let me know what you did during half term. There are no Top Tens today as it was a week off from learning although a big well done to those of you who were still completing IXL, TT, Duolingo and even AR quizzes - I know who you are - super stars! Have a good day today, speak soon. Miss Hills x
friday 22nd may
It's FRIDAY and it's half term after today - result! Just wanted to write a quick note to say well done to all of you for your hard work and for continuing to send me photos of it - I am loving the setting descriptions from Ice Palace and really look forward to reading more of these today! Have fun with maths today, it has a DT twist, use your skills and stay safe - if you can, take a short video showing me that you remember how to peel/grate/chop safely - I'd love to see them! - Please send me photos/videos of anything you make, I was inspired by the wrap pizza and made myself one for lunch the past two days - it's so easy and quick but more importantly, tastes delicious! I'm going to make the carrot cake soon. Enjoy - have an amazing week off... rest, have fun, enjoy some fresh air and stay safe. I will speak to you again on Monday 1st June, if not before. Take care you lovely lot! xoxo
thursday 21st may
Morning 3MH, firstly just a quick thank you to Alexia and Danny who also sent me a lovely poster yesterday to say thank you - I really appreciated these, it made me very happy! Take a look at them below. You are all working so hard with your home learning, just 2 more days to go until half term. Please see the message from Mrs Jones below! Take care and keep shining!
Message from Mrs Jones:
Well done to those of you who have kept going with home schooling - half term is in sight. Keep sending in your work - I loved reading the Box poems which were imaginative and beautiful. It has been lovely speaking to a lot of you recently and hearing what you have been doing. A special 'well done' for Karen and Zephyr who have been doing extra spelling practise for me and are doing a fantastic job. I have also been busy, but on the weekends I am managing to go for nice long walks with my dogs and have sent an action shot of my dog Max who is obsessed with balls. I even did a little bit of roller skating with my daughter. It was scary!!! Hopefully I will make it back to school in one piece as I am missing you all.
Speak to you all soon,
wednesday 20th may
Good morning 3MH! Did you know that today is National Thank a Teacher Day?! Neither did I but Faith made me smile this morning by sending me this gorgeous picture with a really kind message - thank you Faith! It's the little things that make you smile, perhaps you could fill someone's bucket today by doing something kind or helpful? Let me know what you did if you manage to fill a bucket. Miss you all but I am loving the work you're showing me. Try to get outside in the sun today if you can - it will be disappearing again after today! Have a great Wednesday.
tuesday 19th may
Hello 3MH! How are you getting on? I've seen some amazing work already this week! How are you finding your written methods? Please make use of the tutorial videos if you've forgotten how to use a method. Well done to Oscar who was on all 4 top ten leader boards this week - how incredible! I'm updating the subject pages daily so check them out to see what other people in our class have been up to! The weather was very hot today - remember your sun cream if you burn easily like me! I baked scones today and ate then with strawberry jam and clotted cream - they were very tasty! Keep up the great work, 3 more days and it's half term! :)
monday 18th may
Good morning 3MH, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend. Be sure to drop me an email to let me know what you got up to! I spent most of my time at the beach, walking my dog Charlie but also having some quiet time to myself reading my book which I am very much enjoying. Top 10's now uploaded! Just a quick shout out to Alexia who was on all 4 top ten leader board not just one week but two in a row! That is incredible! Have a look to see if you're on any today and keep adding those house points up. Have a great week home learning and keep updating me with photos of your excellent work - miss you all, keep smiling! Check out the photo of my super dog Charlie flying below, haha! :D
friday 15th may
Happy FRIIIDAY! :D I am very, very happy it is almost the weekend and that the sun has come back out. Mrs Jones has been keeping me up to date with the phone calls she has been making - sorry I am not able to do them anymore due to so much planning, you're still in touch via email with me and if any of you desperately want a phone call then just let me know and I'll see if I can fit one in. Keep up the great work and sending me your pictures, you're all super stars.
thursday 14th may
How is it Thursday already?! This week has flown by. I loved your number photos yesterday - well done if you did something to celebrate National Numeracy Day! Your work has been fantastic - yet again, so well done! How are your poems coming along? Skye sent me hers and it was INCREDIBLE! Take a look below. I'll upload more pictures later today, I've been busy planning (boring!) but will try to get some more on our page today. Have a good day home learning!
wednesday 13th may
Good morning - Happy National Numeracy day! I am looking forward to your pictures of you dressed as a number today, I've already had photos from Alexia and her brother who went on a number hunt around their home and found numbers in lots of places - how many places in your home can you find maths - it doesn't just have to be numbers, even a pattern is maths! Have fun learning and keep updating me on how you are and what you've been doing. Take care :D x
Tuesday 12th may
Good evening, I've had some really lovely Science and DT work sent to me already this weeks - I have so many bright sparks in my class! Thank you all for continuing to be the best you can be - I know it may seem like we have been working from home for a long time now, but I want you to know that each and every day you are making me smile and making me a very proud teacher! The work is incredible and I can see improvements in your handwriting and neat presentation, showing me you are continuing to work hard instead of becoming lazy as I'm not there to nag you - so thank you! Keep up the amazing work.
monday 11th may
Good morning 3MH, I hope you enjoyed the 3 day weekend - I know I did! I had a barbecue in my garden on VE day, visited the beach during low tide on Saturday - it was beautiful and so calming! Then I spent Sunday celebrating my mums birthday, I baked her a cake and we did a quiz on Zoom with more of our family, it was very fun! 2 more weeks to go until half term, not long now! Enjoy your home learning this week, I'm excited to see your poetry for writing and plant labelling for Science - why not pick a real flower from outdoors and label the parts on paper?! Be sure to send me a photo of all your great work this week. Check out the Top Tens for this week - let me know if you made it on 1, 2, 3 or even more amazingly - ALL 4 leader boards! Keep smiling and being amazing, I miss you all but feel closer to you when I see photos of your brilliant work and smiling faces! Take care x
thursday 7th may
Goodness me - for a short week it has been a busy one! I have had SO many emails from you that I forgot to post on here! The letters to Drusillas have been excellent to read and I am so proud of the maths you have been producing - you seem to like the video and learn lots from it! I've recorded 10 chapters of FING, hoping to get them on the FING page later today once they have uploaded (they're taking a long time!) keep up the great work and have fun celebrating VE day if you're planning to. I've had a lovely photo of Mollie's preparation - a paper chain and poster - check it out on the History page! Have a lovely 3 day weekend and I'll speak to you again on Monday, if not before! x
UPDATE: 10 NEW CHAPTERS OF FING HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! GO TO THE FING PAGE TO HEAR THEM! -ENJOY!
monday 4th may
Good morning 3MH, a short 4 day week this week! I wanted to start off by showing you some incredible DT by Wariyaporn - she made a marble run and it is fantastic! See the video below. Top Tens are up! Well done Karen for making the IXL leader board this week - who can spot their name?! Let me know if you made it on 3 or 4! I'm excited to see who has met their reading target for the Summer 1 term, I know a couple of you have already! I'm also going to check our total word count for the whole year to see if we have taken over any other Year 3 classes yet!
So... HUGE WELL DONE to Faith 117.2% Skye 104.7% Archie 203.2% (wow!) Bluebell 1020.7% (Erm, WOW!!) Danny 166.6% and Mollie 119.2% for passing their reading target - some of you more than once! Incredible effort Bluebell - I think you saved up all of your AR quizzes for now! Unfortunately we are still last out of all the Year 3 classes - go to our reading page to see how close we are to overtaking 3LB's word count. Lots of you are getting close to passing your AR target so keep quizzing! Some of you are yet to take a quiz this term... come on, this is a whole class effort!!
friday 1st may
Happy 1st of May! And even better, Happy FRIDAY! I can't believe we are in the month of May already - it's my birthday next month, I can't believe how fast that has come around! I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend, I have been super impressed with all your work this week, I've tried to add lots to the subject pages within our class page but I can't keep up with the huge amount - not complaining, I love to see it all I just can't put every piece on our class page! Has anyone used their worry doll yet? I'd be curious to hear about how well they work - ping me an email if you have a story to tell! Have a really lovely weekend and I will speak to you again on Monday!
Message from Mrs Jones - 01.05.20:
Yay!! Its Friday so just one more day of home schooling. Keep going and try mixing things up by doing subjects you haven't done yet.
Sienna, Chloe, Karen & Zephyr, I have emailed you directly about some spelling practise so please read your emails. Have a go at the task, it would be great to see how you do.
I am missing being in the classroom and seeing all your smiling faces. For those who haven't sent a photo in yet, please send something in before I forget what you look like! 😁
Be happy... Stay safe,
wednesday 29th april
Good morning 3MH, day 3 of home learning today. Who has been enjoying the new white rose maths with the video? Aga sent me a great photo of her at the computer watching the video whilst working on the activity sheet. I've been sent some fantastic worry dolls so far, all different but amazing, Archie's made from lolly sticks, Blake's from pipe cleaners and Faith's from an old sock! Keep them coming, I can't wait to read the information page from the writing task that goes with it!
Zephyr sent me a cool video about his pets yesterday evening and he invites all of 3MH to join him! All you have to do, is send a video of your pets to me and Zephyr - tell us their names, when you got them, what you like about them and anything else you want! - If we get enough videos I'll set up a 3MH pets page! Check out Zephyr's video below about his guinea pigs!
tuesday 28th april
Good afternoon! Well done for sending me so much fantastic work! I am struggling to upload it all on to the website but I am trying to get at least 5 pictures on each day so keep checking the different pages. I'm particularly impressed with the writing I've received from the Snail story you were set- check our Alexia's and Archie's writing. Also check out Blake's worry doll on the PSHE page, and Zephyr's shelf, cushion and painting on the DT page - all very cool! Keep up the great work - I can't wait to see how creative you get with making your worry dolls - I might sew my own if I get time and can find an old sock to stuff! Enjoy your home learning, I will try to get some more chapters of FING uploaded soon!
monday 27th april
Week 4 already! It was really nice to speak to most of you on the phone before the weekend - if I didn't manage to get through to you, I will try again today. I hope you had a relaxing weekend and are feeling ready for this week's learning. I am looking forward to seeing all of your worry dolls and the information page that goes alongside them for the writing task! Please continue updating me and email me if you need any help too! I have updated the top tens page so check them out - I believe some of you have managed to get on 3 or even all 4 leader boards!!! That's a LOT of house points!! WELL DONE! Have a good day.
thursday 23rd april
Oh my goodness - time is flying by! Sorry for not writing yesterday, I can't believe how fast time is going! I have been busy all day phoning children from our class. If I haven't called you yet (or Mrs Jones) it will be tomorrow (Friday). It's been lovely hearing your voices and hearing about all the learning you have been doing. I hope you're enjoying the sunny weather even if it is just a short walk. Keep up the great home learning!
Message from Mrs Jones - 23.04.20
Hope the first week back after Easter hasn't been too much of a struggle - keep going and it would be nice to see some new pictures of the work you have been doing. Don't forget to collect your house points - I have sent a picture of my daughters home school book to remind you how to set it out. Make it neat so it's easy to count up later.
Well done Faith for your shout out from Charlie Brown.
Have a good day
tuesday 21st april
Good afternoon 3MH! Well done if you have sent me an email this week - it is so nice to hear from you after the 2 week Easter break. I hope you have been enjoying your home learning, you've been doing lots! Poppy emailed me yesterday and said she misses having the timetable at school as it helped her, therefore I have made Poppy a timetable she can edit each day on the computer so she knows what her day looks like. I'll post a picture of it below. If you'd like me to send you a copy of it, please email me and I will send you it too if you think it will help you structure your day. I have also been busy reading FING this morning - I can't believe Myrtle Meek - she is just awful! Please go to our new page called 'FING' to listen to me read the chapters one by one. Who knows... maybe you could listen just before bed as I know my voice is that soothing... hahaha. If we all do the quiz at the end, it is worth 3.0 points on AR wooop. Write soon x
Monday 20th april
Welcome back to home learning! We are now in the Summer term! I hope you all had a really lovely Easter break. I know I did. I enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather, riding my bike, doing some DT - I made a wooden bird house and I also baked some banana cake. I'm going to bake another cake today. Please check out the Top Tens page to see if you made it, there is a new Duolingo one today - well done 9 of you for being busy on there and learning lots of French earning XP! I have already heard from some of you this morning but I'd love to hear from more of you, please let me know how you are and what you got up to during your 2 weeks off. Keep learning. Miss Hills. x
Message from Mrs Jones - 20.04.20
Hope you all had a fabulous Easter break. I would love to hear about what you got up to. I managed to spend lots of time with my daughter and had a treasure hunt, made rice crispy nests, made a mini obstacle course and ate too much chocolate! I also celebrated my birthday with a huge chocolate cake, featuring Sammy the slot.
Hope you are all ready to get back into learning and keep sending your work in.
Missing you all.
Message from Miss Pinto - 20.04.20
AND WE ARE BACK!!!
Hello, how are you all??? What did you do during your break??? I have done lots of eating, lots of movie/TV watching (Trolls, Frozen, TEEN TITANS, TRANSFORMERS, APPEL AND ONION, The Amazing World of Gumball and much more). I have also done some exercise, not as much as I thought I would though. But now we are back to work and that is what we'll do. Starting my day with apricot jam toast and coffee. Looking forward to see pics of your work guys. Have a good start of the Summer term.
Monday 6th April
Hi 3MH! I have filmed Chapter 18 and 19 of FING, please find them below. I hope you're all having a good Easter break! I am still enjoying the sun and I must say, lazy mornings in bed! Enjoy the videos and I will write again soon! x
Friday 3rd april 2020
Good evening! Just noticed that what I wrote earlier today didn't save so not sure if any of you will even read this! If you are reading it now - my question is why?! Go and enjoy your Easter holidays! You have worked so incredibly well over the past two weeks and I am so proud of each and every one of you. Thank you for being such wonderful pupils - have a really lovely, restful break, you've certainly earned it. I will keep uploading FING for those of you who want to read it. Enjoy the sunshine, eat lots of chocolate and keep smiling! xox
Message from Miss Pinto (03/04/20):
Sniff, sniff. Does it smell like Easter Holidays??? Yesssss it does.
You did it!!! You all got here and now can enjoy your break after the hard work. Hope you have lots of fun but don't eat all the chocolate eggs at once. 🍫🥚😉
We are working on our Easter Eggs now and then... HOLIDAYS. Be good, keep safe and smile.
thursday 2nd april 2020
Good afternoon 3MH, well done if you have emailed a friend your letter this morning. I have heard from lots of you today which has put a huge smile on my face! :D I hope you are all having a good day, it's nearly Friday! Please find chapter 16 and 17 of the book FING below. I know we already read chapter 16 but I thought you could do with a little reminder. I will try to upload a new chapter each week day - however no promises because I may need to have a pyjama day in the week and I will not be putting a video online of me in my PJs, hehe! Hope you enjoy. p.s. scroll down after videos to see Miss Pinto's message. She has made THE most incredible posters for Autism Awareness Day. If you're not sure what Autism is, why not watch the video below.
Did you know that Oscar in our class has Autism? And lots of other children at Chesswood and in other schools all over the world. Here is a little bit about what Autism means for Oscar...
It means added challenges for Oscar including sensory issues like: increased sense of smell- he can smell inanimate objects, he’s not keen on being touched although he loves cuddles, he can spin round and round on a roundabout without getting dizzy, and more. Autism also helps Oscar in a lot of ways, like being able to understand maths and he is hugely empathetic towards wildlife/nature.
You will meet many people who have Autism throughout your lives and it's useful to know a bit about it so that you can show them support in many ways, one way is just simply understanding that they may see the world differently to you, but with our differences and own characteristics, we make the world a fantastic place to be.
Message from Miss Pinto (01/04/20):
Hello girls and boys, Miss Pinto here.
How are you doing?
My little ones have been drawing and colouring this morning. Did you know that today is Autism Awareness Day????
I hope that you are all doing well, getting ready for the weekend and OH!!! THE EASTER HOLIDAYS!!!!! 🐰🐣
wednesday 1st april 2020
APRIL already! Hey 3MH, hope you are all well. I've been so busy today! I have been working on completing a puzzle which has been tricky because there was no picture on the box to follow! I have also been busy emailing lots of you back because you completed your computing work and send me an email from your own personal account - well done! If you still haven't emailed me, I'm waiting for you. It was another lovely, sunny day today and although I am missing you all a lot, I am enjoying spending time in my garden with my dogs Max and Charlie. I introduced Charlie to a book today... *video coming soon*.
Message from Mrs Jones (01/04/20):
Hope you are all keeping busy and staying safe. I'm still enjoying seeing the photos of your work and your smiling faces.
Whilst we are at home I have decided to practise my Chinese writing as it is not very good. See picture. Hope you all try and go into Duolingo and practise some French - maybe you can send us a photo for use to read.
Have a good day.
Message from Miss Pinto (01/04/20):
Hello guys, good morning!!!
Wednesday already, wow!
Look at what I found in my leaving room, hahahahaha. Batboy and sister playing around before breakfast.
Are you having fun??? Are you working on your reading, writing, Math, Art....???
I want to see your work on our page, come on surprise me and make me proud 😉.
Missing you, keep safe and smile.
Tuesday 31st march 2020
Hi 3MH! Hope you are all having a good day home learning or at school. I am so pleased to be receiving emails from you children and no longer your parents - this shows me how independent you are being at home and also showing me that you are being the best you can be. I am only selecting a few photos to go on our class page each day now but I still want to see everything you have been getting up to! - The home learning sheet has a column with house points available - once you have completed the task give yourself that amount of house points - I trust you to be honest! If you get any from me via email because you've sent me photos, they're a bonus and you get those HP's on top of the others! So keep up the hard work and please do keep sharing your fantastic work with me, as well as your daily writing task as I love reading your diary/letter entires. Check out Archie's from today in our writing section if you want too see an excellent one!
Reminder: This is the last week to meet your reading targets! I will update on our reading page later who has met it/who is close to meeting it. Keep going guys - you're all doing amazingly well this month with your reading - keep quizzing!
Good evening, just wanted to update you all with our reading - well done to Archie, Luna, Alina, Faith, Aga, Molie, Poppy and Skye for taking a quiz already this week.
Update from last time: Faith has now met her reading target three times, Aga twice, Alina four times, Luna once and Mollie once! You guys rock - keep being super stars. Miss Hills x
monday 30th march 2020
Good afternoon 3MH! I hope you had a good weekend? I can't believe we are on Week 2 already of our home learning. I have updated the Top Tens so please check out that page if you haven't already. (On the right if you are on a computer or at the bottom of the page if you are on a phone/tablet). I will be choosing a winner for the home learning book front covers soon - check your emails as I will be emailing you if you are the winner! Good luck with the home learning this week - I hope you enjoy the new topics RE and Art. As always, keep sending me photos/videos of the work you have completed and keep checking out our class page subject pages to collect your house points. Write soon.
Message from Mrs Jones (30/03/20):
Hope you had a lovely weekend and are now ready for Week 2. I am busy trying to research ways in which I can help you more– pretty hard to at the moment but hopefully when we are back in class.
It would be lovely to see at least one piece of work from all of you to show how hard you are working.
I will be contacting my little group that I had for spelling to provide new words for the week that you can practise at home – look out for my email coming soon.
Stay safe at home and keep up your hard work.
Message from Miss Pinto (30/03/20):
How was your weekend? Mine was full of colours and lovely food. I hope to see your amazing work this week. BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!!! Really missing school. Have a good start and enjoy the sunshine.
friday 27th march 2020
IT'S FRIDAYYYYYY! I am very happy it's so close to the weekend. A few reminders for you, you've got until 4pm today to send in your home learning BOOK COVERS as the competition closes TODAY. I will be choosing one lucky winner from our class! It is day 2 of your English writing task and therefore I want to see ALL of your BFG storyboards - with 6 pictures and 6 descriptive sentences. - Send me a photo please. Finally, good luck with the final Geography and Science quizzes today! Enjoy the glorious weather, I will be going for my daily run with Charlie again a bit later - do get out in it if you can, the sun is good for you! Write soon.
A whopping 73,111 words gained today by 10/10 quizzes being passed! WOW that's more like it 3MH!
Well done to Hector, Faith, Skye, Alexia and Aga! Proud of you all! Have an extra 50HP each from me!
Also, Hector you've now met your reading target - TWICE! Woooooo!
Message from Mrs Jones (27/03/20):
Hello all, hope you are all getting used to being home schooled and are enjoying spending more time with your families. I am enjoying spending more time helping my daughter and i am getting to re-read Harry Potter with her which I loved. We also made old tea stained paper for her piece of writing as a WW2 evacuee. Keep up with your reading and let's try and hit those targets. 😊
Thursday 26th march 2020
Another lovely day, I am just writing this quickly before I go for a run with my dog Charlie - have fun with your home learning today, I can't wait to see your BFG storyboards - remember to take your time to plan before you write - this is important! And look in the text to help you. I'm also looking forward to seeing your reasoning for maths - please do this neatly just like you do at school, send me photos once you have done both pieces of work! I look forward to hearing from more of you today - so far I've heard from 9/29 of you, 3 are still at school, so 17 of you are either sleeping all day or just being quiet with your emails... please say hi if you haven't already! I emailed you all yesterday so no excuses. One more thing before I go - KEEP QUIZZING! I'm giving out a total of 2,900 HP's if we get to 2,700 words by the 1st of April, so keep reading! Have fun home learning and I'll write again a bit later!
WELL DONE to Hector for passing 2/2 AR quizzes and Laurentiu for passing 1/1, well done boys!
Message from Miss Hills (26/03/20):
The run was successful although Charlie saw a cat and almost sent me flying! I am loving this sunny weather and the quiet streets, you can hear the birds singing without having to concentrate hard. I am jealous of all the fun learning you have all been getting up to, some of you are getting really creative and producing some really cool work! Well done. x
Message from Miss Pinto (25/03/20):
Hi guys, here I am today; hiding behind a tall glass of hazelnut and cocoa milk, made at home. It tastes like Nutella. 🍫🥛😂
wednesday 25th march 2020
What a beautiful, sunny day! I ate my breakfast in the garden this morning and enjoyed soaking up the joys of Spring, my neighbour had just cut their luscious green grass, I love that smell! I could also hear the birds tweeting from high up in the still trees. I looked up and saw the calm, ocean blue sky staring back at me - I realised in that moment that staying at home isn't so bad after all, especially with all the photos and emails I've been receiving from all of you! Few updates for you below.
WELL DONE Wariyaporn again - 4/4 quizzes passed today - WOW. A whopping 16,851 words added to our class word count. WELL DONE to Faith too, 2/3 quizzes passed today adding another 1,309 words. Brilliant job girls. Where is everyone else in our class? We need your help! READ > QUIZ.
Check out the new pages on the right to see your amazing work in the subject categories!
Message from Miss Hills (25/03/20):
I got a message from my sister today who is lambing on a farm (this means she is helping the mummy sheep deliver their baby lambs!) The farm had their first lamb born this morning - how adorable! Spring is a delightful season filled with new births and beautiful nature. Keep your eyes peeled for any new flowers blooming near you. x
Message from Mrs Jones (25/03/20):
Went for an early morning walk with the dogs. They were so happy to be getting out. Don't forget to have a good break and get those hearts pumping. You will feel more ready for a brain work out 😁
Message from Miss Pinto (25/03/20):
Hello guys, Miss Pinto here, working really hard with my kids building a house for the 30 day Lego challenge. Hope you are all doing well with your home learning.
Tuesday 24th march 2020
Good evening 3MH, I have been very busy working from home today, mostly looking at your incredible work - I am so impressed with the amount of work you are producing at home. I am proud that you are still working on your neat presentation and joined up handwriting too. So big well done to you all.
Just wanted to give Laurentiu, Hector and Chloe a little shoutout as they are still going to school - Mrs Lucas sent me some photos of your maths today, well done for continuing to be the best you can be at school, the photos made me smile a lot! I will add them to the maths section (on the right hand side of this page).
Please continue sending me your best pieces of work from the day so that I can share your achievements with the rest of our class, school and parents.
Also a quick reminder for anyone who has forgotten how to log in to your email, it is your whole first name and the first letter of your surname followed by @chesswood.org.uk and your password is the same as AR. You can use this to email each other too so don't forget to fill a bucket via email!
BIG WELL DONE to Wariyaporn and Hector for both taking two AR quizzes today and passing them both!
Come on 3MH - Keep reading and take the AR quiz when you have finished, maybe we can get to first place by the time we go back to school?!
Message from Miss Hills (24/03/20):
Today included a very quick run avoiding any social contact with other people. It felt good to get fresh air and to not be sat down at my computer desk all day! I'm sure Mr Quick and Mr Haggart would be shocked to see me exercising. I also had a delivery from Mr Harney the hero, thank you for delivering my computer and chair and sorry I could only wave through the window!
Keep smiling and stay safe everyone!
Miss Hills x
Message from Miss Pinto (24/03/20):
Good morning guys!!!!!
Day 2, how is your home learning going???
I've seen the pictures that you sent yesterday and I'm very impressed. Well done!!!
I'm also doing some learning and might do TT Rockstar later, wish me luck.
Keep safe, keep smiling.
Monday 23rd march 2020
Good morning 3MH! Miss Hills here, feels very odd not taking a register, but I guess if you're reading this now, you're with me. I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you're excited to start your home learning today! I have spent a lot of time prepping activities for you and I'd love to see photos/videos of you taking part in these learning activities. I'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, I 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 school uniform!
Message from Miss Hills (23/03/20):
This little guy has been very happy to have me working from home today, Dumbo has had far more cuddles than he normally gets on a Monday!
I have spent most of my day looking at your amazing work you have sent to me - I am a very proud teacher right now, your home learning looks incredible! Well done 3MH. Speak soon x
Message from Miss Pinto (23/03/20):
Here is one of the things I have done today guys, because I'm planning to read lots and lots I wanted to have a brand new book-mark.
Keep working and smiling.
Thank you to Chloe who has already sent me a photo of what she has been up to! Chloe joined in with the 'Rainbow Trail' and made a poster for her bedroom window! What a fantastic message: 'Be safe, be happy, be kind, smile.' This definitely made me smile and I'm sure it will do the same to people passing by her house. Chloe, 20HP, well done you, it is beautiful and so creative!
I look forward to hearing from you all, remember to email me with any questions/updates/photos/videos and hopefully I can add you to this page too, just like Chloe!