## Friday, 22 May 2020

### Week Beginning 25th May, 2020

Week Beginning 25th May, 2020

Well done again to everyone who is working so hard. I can't wait to see you all soon. I am so proud of you. Here are some good examples of work.

 We have the next Van Gough amongst us!

Well done to all our chefs this week. Keep supporting your parents and see if you can plan and cook 1 meal a week with an adult.
I'm afraid desserts are out of the question-there is no flour in Harpenden I have been trying for 4 weeks!

Drum Roll for Time Tables Rock Stars results...........................

Year 3 boys 16,276                               Year 3 girls 14,056

I will leave the maths to you!

We will run another competition soon. Girls where is the girl power?

Have a good half term and continue to keep fit, run the mile, get back to your sports, set up circuits for your families to complete. Start skipping and get out on your bike with an adult.
Stay safe. I miss you all!
Mrs Sandhu.

## Friday, 15 May 2020

### Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Hello everyone,
Thank you for all your great filming of experiments this week. I have been in school and all the children have thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos.  There has been some great problem solving and descriptive writing also. Well done to all the children who are working hard. I am very proud of all the children who have continued to run the mile. Keep it up! The weather is good next week so if you had forgotten to run its never too late.

Home learning grid-Week 7

A few reminders:
We have been informed that some pupils have finished their home-learning books. We will put out a box of unused exercise books under the covered walkway by the dining room from Monday - Friday next week between 10.00 and 2pm if anyone would like to collect one.
You are welcome to use  their own paper and stationery too.

Sunday Liturgy for Families
Daily Prayers for Home
Assembly Video for Home

Don't forget Mr Simmonds has posted a PE challenge on twitter.

There are also some optional science investigations:
Body proportions - find out whether Da Vinci was right, is our arm span the same as our height?

How strong are peas?

Bottle top shapes from the Science Museum Group

Congratulations to our second Millionaire reader Noah

Your certificate will be in the post shortly!

Have a good week. Keep in touch.
Mrs Sandhu

## Thursday, 7 May 2020

### Week commencing 11th May, 2020

Hello,

Thank you to parents and children for all your hard work this week. We have so many highlights.

Great story writing!

Timidly, she pushed back the branches and peered into the clearing. Sunshine drenched the ground as it poured through the canopy above.
She had been following the trail of clues for days, and she had finally reached her destination. Were the stories true? Was this really the place people in her village had talked about for centuries?
She hoped her own story would have a fairytale ending, but in the back of her mind a sickening thought arose – what if something more sinister waited ahead?
Rosie slowly walked to the castle. She came from a small village in America called Shemington She had come all this way to Italy to explore this castle. She opened the door with a creak. If the legends were true, there was a witch in the top turret who could grant 3 wishes if you made it up there alive. Rosie had one big wish of getting her family back. She saw the stairs and ran up as quickly as she could. She grew up with one story the village people told.
She reached the second floor. Suddenly, she saw the image of a figure walking towards her. She gasped. As the figure got closer, she realised that she could see right through it. Was it a ghost? She walks backwards and bumped into a fish tank. It spilled over the ghost; he vanished. She ran up and bumped into to the door, peaked through a crack in the door. It was her the witch. She did it. She slowly walked in
“hello” said the witch “I shall grant you your wishes” “I only want one please” “what is it? ”to have my family back”

“As you wish” said the witch and Rosie was suddenly sucked into a portal and found herself back in her village, surrounded by her family. She was so excited that the fairytale had come true. Her mum called her
A great Pokemon master class has enabled this child to create these below. Can you guess who it is?

Here's what has been going on
at school last week!

Mr Simmonds has posted a PE challenge on Twitter. Ask an adult to show you and try to complete some of the activities yourself.

### I have set up a year 3 TT Rockstars competition for two weeks. Its boys against girls! Will it be girl or boy power?

Your home learning grid for the week is here . How about putting a collective worship together for your family this week. Some ideas below to help you.

I hope you have a good VE celebration tomorrow and a good week. Please keep in touch.

Mrs Sandhu.

## Thursday, 30 April 2020

### Week Commencing 4th May, 2020

Hello everyone,
Thank you for your emails this week. I have really enjoyed reading all of them. Please continue to send these in and I will always respond to you. Here are some of the highlights from this week.

I have reset all the timetable rockstars for each child. So they should be learning the next timetable that I can recall they were on at school. Remember by the end of year 3 they must be secure on 3xs, 4xs, and 8xs. We have done lots of work on these in school. Please continue to do quizzes after reading when they are available. I am monitoring the reading and have set new targets for this term for each child.

Mrs McCaughey has ordred Accelerated Reader Postcards and Mrs Mabbett will be sending out TT Rockstar Certificates, so keep working hard on these websites for the opportunity to get a certificate in the post!

Observational drawing of lupins by Sophia

Swing made from chopsticks and foil with a discussion around forces

Eliana's plant categories

Pendulum swing using knots learned in forest schools

Personification and descriptive writing

Well presented research

It's very important to continue to pray, reflect and take time to talk to God in your hearts and homes during this challenging times. Maybe you could lead a Collective Worship or prayer for your family. Please use the links below to support this.

Finally, for those of you who enjoy a Lego challenge, maybe you could explore these over the next week..

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Parents, as the lockdown continues, you may have started to settle into your new life with ease or you may find yourself or your child struggling. I have added a new page to our school website with a range of resources for you to draw upon should you need them, please find the link here: Mental Health & Wellbeing Page

You may have seen this resource from Action for Happiness. Please see their website for lots of practical tips and activities that may help.

There is an excellent e-book, written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts Consultant: Professor Graham Medley Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Illustrated by Axel Scheffler here.

One of my favourite websites that children can access is the Childline Calm Zone

As a parent or carer, it is good to talk to your child honestly and calmly about what is happening, and not to ignore or shield them from what is going on in the world. Remember, you don’t have to have all the answers, but reassure them that they can talk to you so they don’t feel like they’re on their own.

It is important to keep as many regular routines as possible, so that your child feels safe and that things are stable.

Please spend time doing a positive activity with your child (such as reading, playing, painting or cooking) to help reassure them and reduce their anxiety. Please see the link below for some fun ideas.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Page

and of course, I am here at the end of an email so please do not hesitate to contact me if I can support in any way.

Mrs Sandhu.