Mathletics Superstars!

Well done to everyone who has been using Mathletics, especially those of you who received certificates.

Keep up the good work!

Working from home

A huge thank you to everyone who has posted on the blog, I have really enjoyed reading through them all. It’s so strange being in school without you all, very quiet too!

As the blog is being updated with new content each week, it can be difficult to keep track of the different tasks set and the online activities you can try so I have created this sticky post (that means it will always stay at the top of the blog) to help us keep track of everything. When new content is added, I will add them to this post too.


Online activities

However, it is equally important to spend time with your family. Get outside (when you can), bake, draw, paint, help around the house and all the other things that are fun ways to spend your time doing! We don’t know how long this way of working will last but let’s make the most of it!

Take care of yourselves and keep me updated with what you get up to at home.

Mr Mathieson

Make your own potion – Home challenge

As George’s grandmother is a nasty piece of work, he decides to punish her by making a magic medicine to replace her old one.

George collects a variety of ingredients from around the family farm including deodorant and shampoo from the bathroom, floor polish from the laundry room, horseradish sauce and gin from the kitchen, animal medicines, engine oil and anti-freeze from the garage, and brown paint to mimic the colour of the original medicine.

George’s grandmother drinks the medicine and turns enormous. She grows that big that she ends up being out of the roof!

Your challenge is to get creative and make your own potion (do not go stealing your dad’s beers or your mum’s nail polish!)

You could present your work by using pictures or a labelled diagram of your potion. I would also like you to tell me what your potion would do if somebody drank it.

Have fun Year 3! Missing you.

Mr Mathieson

Space Station visible tonight!

Look up into the sky tonight at 7.41 pm and International Space Station will be visible overhead for 4 minutes. It appears from WSW and disappears ESE (you can use your compass on your phone for this). It is a bright light that tracks across the sky. If you have access to the internet, you can Google – How many people are there in space right now? It will let you know which astronauts are aboard, how long they have been there and their nationalities.

Chester Zoo – Virtual Tour

Hi Year 3,

Hope you are well and keeping busy whether that is school work, around the house or spending time with your family.

Today, 10am, Chester Zoo are hosting a live virtual tour of their Zoo!!!!!!!!!

Below are some details of how the event will be run throughout the day.

As you can’t come to the zoo right now, we’ll bring the zoo to you!

Join us LIVE on our Facebook page from 10am when we’ll be throwing open our ‘virtual gates.’

So, break up the boredom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa! 🙌

We’ll be featuring many of your favourites…

10:00 👉 Red pandas 🐼
11:00 👉 Rothschild’s giraffes 🦒
12:00 👉 Asian elephants 🐘
13:00 👉 Butterflies 🦋
14:00 👉 Sun bears 🐻
14:30 👉 Sumatran tigers 🐅
14:45 👉 Humboldt penguins 🐧
16:00 👉 Aquarium* 🐠

Come and join the fun. The animals are waiting…

(*Running order may be subject to ever so slight changes… and there may be more surprises throughout the day!)

It certainly sounds like a fun, exciting day! You could even draw me a picture of your favourite animal throughout the day or write about it/ them.

Have fun Year 3!

Mr Mathieson

Joe Wicks PE

Hi Year 3,

It has been great to hear from some of you.

It is clear that you are enjoying Joe Wicks’ PE sessions first thing in a morning and what a brilliant way to start the day!

With schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it is more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised and more optimistic.

For those wanting to take part (and please do) you can join Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel at 9:00am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.

You don’t need any equipment, just a smile and a can-do-it attitude.

Enjoy, Year 3 and keep me posted.

Mr Mathieson