GSO Test


Year 3: Elephant Class

Class team 2019/20:

Natalie Graham - Teacher

Rebecca Brand - Teaching Assistant

Jessica Jones - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Hello everyone, and welcome to our class webpage!



Dear Elephant Class,

I hope you are well and remembering to help your grown ups if they ask you.

Here are some ideas of things for you to do while you are at home: 

  • Remember to read for at least 20 minutes every day.
  • Watch Newsround and write about what you saw.
  • Practise your times tables as much as you can.  You can write them out, chant them, rap them, ask an adult to quiz you.  You should be planning to know your 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s and 10s.
  • It is really important to remember to get outside and do some exercise every day.  It is important for you to keep healthy in your body and mind. Jump on your trampoline, kick your football, ride your bike or scooter.
  • Our topic at the moment is 'Hot Chocolate'. You could write a character description of one of the children from our book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 
  • Every week I will set you some maths games on the Abacus website. You all have your passwords  and logins and the school code is: bari 
    Here is a link to the Abacus website



Take care all of you and I am already looking forward to seeing you all soon.

From Mrs Graham, Ms Brand and Ms Jones


Monday 23rd March 2020

(Grown ups, I have added my email address to this page. Please see above.)

Hello Elephant Class, I hope you have all had a good weekend and that you are all remembering to wash your hands.

Press on the links below for 5 literacy lessons that you can do this week.

Picture News Lesson plans 23.3.20

Assembly resource

Resource 2

If you would like to do some more learning linked to this then have a look at this.


Tuesday 24th March 2020

States of matter Lesson 1

  1. Then, in your green book, write some of the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Next, ask your grown ups if you can have a look at the things in your kitchen cupboards, can you find: 3 solids and 3 liquids? Write them in your green book.
  2. Do the quiz at the bottom of the webpage bbcbitesize (scroll down)
  3. Finally watch this episode of Operation Ouch, there is a very rude section on farts (how shocking). Definitely DO NOT laugh every time Dr Chris and Dr Xand say the word fart!! DO NOT do a tally chart of how many times you laugh and DO NOT do a tally chart each time they say the word fart!! (you know I am joking, of course I want you to do the tally charts)
  4. Have a go at 5-a-day.  Click on the picture to go to the website

                                      login: bari6295

                                      password: unar5b                      

 Wednesday 25th March 2020

Here is our home learning for today! Remember to watch Newsround too.


I would like you to have a PE lesson today with Joe. I've already done it and I got quite puffed out but it was brilliant fun!


Please do the third lesson of picture news (see Monday 23rd)


 Complete at least one of your Abacus maths games.


 Read one of your books for at least 20 mins today. Then tell someone in your house what happened in the story.

Take care all of you!

From Mrs Graham


Thursday 26th March 2020

This morning I made this poster and stuck it in my window. I wanted to say thank you to all the people who are working in the hospitals who are helping people get better from the coronavirus and caring for them.

Can you make a poster too and put it in your window? Just imagine if everyone in Elephant Class made one! I think lots of NHS workers would see them as they pass our homes.

What colours would you use? What would you write on yours? Would you colour yours using paint, pencils or pens? Please email me a photo of your poster when you have finished it. I can't wait to see them!



We love watching Newsround don't we. Have a look at this:

 If you are allowed to stay up until 8pm tonight will you clap too? I will definitely be clapping as loudly as I possibly can.


 Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Elephant class, I hope you are all safe and well. I have really enjoyed reading your emails so thank you very much for sending them to me.

Here are 5 literacy/reading lessons, you could do one each day this week.

Press here for lesson plans

Here is Assembly Resource for lesson 1.

Here is Picture news at home for lesson 2.

Here is Resource 2 for lesson 5.

If you would like to read more here is Resource 1.

Finally, enjoy reading the newspaper.


This week we are starting to look at fractions again.

Press here to watch the video for WEEK ONE.

Then you can open 'Get the activity' to the right of the video. You don't have to print it out, you can just write your answers in your green book. You could do 1 or 2 questions each day. Then, when you have finished, you can be the teacher and mark your own learning! How exciting!

(the answers are just below 'Get the activity'. Enjoy, and remember it doesn't matter if you are right or wrong as long as you have TRIED YOUR BEST.


Tuesday 31st March

Good morning Elephants. Good news, the sun is out today!

We have started our new Science topic and here is lesson two.

States of matter Lesson 2


  1. First, watch this film.

Then read the information written underneath it. Can you answer these questions?

  1. what happens to a solid when you heat it?
  2. what happens to water when it is cooled?
  3. what temperature does chocolate melt at?
  4. Finally, watch this episode of Crackerjack! Tell me if the pies are liquid, solid or gas?

Have fun!

From Mrs Graham


Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good Morning everyone! We love singing in Elephant class don't we! Have a look at these songs that Mrs Hibberd has sent. Sing loudly so that I can hear you!!!

Dear choir and anybody else who loves to sing!

I am missing our weekly choir sessions and thought that you might like to keep up with your singing. So here are some of our warm ups and the songs we are learning that are all on YouTube. Remember music makes us feel happy and relaxed so keep singing. Take care all of you. Julia


  1. To stop the train

  1. Let's start to sing

  1. Do 're me (from sound of music)


How far I'll go

I wish I knew how

There's a power in the music




See blog for up to date news and photographs  


Topic web

Class letter

Want to know more about the teaching of numeracy?

These videos are for parents to see some of the things that we do in class. You will need your child's log in details to view the videos. 

Here's a link to the Oxford Owl website, which is full of FREE e-books for you to read at home.


You'll need to enter our username and password, 
Username: baring3        Password: elephant

You can read the books with an orange 'e' on them


Fed up wasting time doing Internet searches?

Try using the advanced search within Google, if you type in the exact words you are looking for it will give you fewer pages to scroll through! Try this link, to find it yourself on the google page scroll down to find the 'settings' and then choose advanced search.