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Cedars Primary School

Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Pride, Ambition

Class - 3S

22.06.20 This week is Diversity week. Take a look at some of the activities you can do to promote Diversity.

Hi Everyone,


It was lovely to speak to your parents and some of you today to find out how you all are. You are working hard and I would like to say 'WELL DONE' and 'KEEP IT UP!'

If you have any questions or problems, you can email me using Purplemash. Login to Purplemash; write 2Email in the search bar and then click on the 2Email icon. You will find a message from me that I sent in April in your inbox. Click on the message and read it. Then click reply (at the bottom of the screen) to send a message back to me. 

I will look forward to hearing from you all!


Take care and carry on working hard.


Love from

Mrs Sames xx

Our Star of the Week is .....

Bored? Want something exciting to do? Then try the Power in Me Challenge!

Hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable Eid.

And the Star of the Week this week is ....

Guess who?

A challenge from us to you...

Khizar made a Union Jack flag for VE Day.

Mrs Baron has added some more ideas to the History web page for you to look at to help plan your VE Day activities. Take a look!

To help celebrate the 75th Anniverasry of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the nation is coming together to sing the wartime song made famous by Dame Vera Lynn. Below are the lyrics for you to learn and a video for you to sing along to. We hope you enjoy performing it together!

Dame Vera Lynn with West End Stars perform We'll Meet Again 2020




What a hero! Let's all thank the man who has raised nearly £30 million pounds for the NHS.

Start every day in May with a Maths Challenge!

For the NHS...

Thank you to all keyworkers for all you do to keep us safe.


Good Morning everyone. Yet another beautiful day. I can't believe the luck we are having with the weather this week! My washing is blowing in the breeze using natural energy to dry it rather than electricity. Every little saving helps our planet! Why don't you help your family by hanging out the washing? You could make a pattern with the coloured pegs.

Our new Home Learning Grid for next week will be added to the week 2 (orange pencil) section above. It is full of practical activities for you to do to learn all about the Romans.

Keep up the great work!

Ramadan Mubarak. Wishing you all a blessed Ramadan that will inspire you with courage, strength and hope to help you win every challenge in life.




Our Star of the Week is ...


Good Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of the new Summer Term and I am very sad not to be seeing you all. I would love to see and hear about what you have been learning over the past weeks in the Purplemash blog or by Purplemash Email. 

Our new topic this half term is called 'What The Romans Did For Us'.

Below, I have attached the knowledge organiser and the curriculum overview which gives you information about what we are going to  be learning about.

For your tasks this week, click on the red pencil icon below and then click on each day to find your activities.





The BBC are starting to support home learning even more this week. Please use the link below to access a huge amount of resources and videos. Hopefully this will help explain some of the tricky learning we do in Year 3 and make things much easier for families to support home learning.

Home Learning in 3S

Home Learning in 3S


Hello again!

Another lovely day. How did you do with your challenge yesterday?

Your challenge today is to email me using the Purplemash website.Go to the search bar and type in 2Email. I have sent you all your own message and hope to hear from you all very soon.Who is going to be the first to reply I wonder! Ready... steady..GO!


For our Cedars Family...


Hi All,

Another lovely day for finding out something new!

How about creating art work like the famous artist Andy Goldsworthy. He makes his pieces out of natural materials like

sticks, stones, grass and leaves. Once you have created your masterpiece, take a photo of it and write about how you made it. Do you like it? Would you do anything different next time? You can upload photos onto the Purplemash blog for everyone to see.


Well done to Khizar, Ibrahim, Fareed and Qasim for completing a 2Animate animation. Come on girls!


Have a lovely day. Stay safe xx


Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a great Easter weekend.smiley

For your challenge today, I would like you to go out into your garden and find 10 examples of living things. Draw a picture of them or take a photo. Find out some information about each one e.g. Yesterday, I saw a grey and white wood pigeon in my garden. It was looking for sticks under a bush, to build it's nest. I also saw and heard an enormous yellow and black stripy bumblebee, flying from flower to flower looking for nectar. 

Along my fence I can see trailing ivy growing. White daisies and sunny, yellow dandelions are popping up on my lawn.


3S and 3W are having an Eater Competition. Log on to 2Animate on Purplemash and design an Easter animation. It could be a chick hatching from an egg, dancing chicks and eggs, the Easter bunny or spring flowers growing. Use your imagination!. Remember, you can add text to your animation also. Good luck!

This week's Star of the Week is ....

'Start The Day With Exercise' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Move-it Monday - 'Start The Day With Exercise' There's bags of scope with this song for a high-energy workout to start your week. Get singing and moving, and...

' Water, Food, Rest and Exercise ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

' Wellbeing Wednesday ' - Water, Food, Rest And Exercise A very catchy, simple song looking at the critical ingredients for physical and emotional growth. Ea...

'Together' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Together on Tuesday - 'Together' A fun song that captures the value and fun of doing things 'as one'! Don't forget the brand new resources to accompany the s...

'I'm OK!' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Wellbeing Wednesday - ' I'm OK! ' Promoting self-worth, self-respect and a healthy sense of personal value, this happy-go-lucky song makes no apology for bei...

'The Bonkers Song' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Fun Friday - 'The Bonkers Song' A totally bonkers song that will challenge, entertain and delight. Grab your mum, dad, brothers and sisters and try singing a...

The Easter holidays


Hello Again!

What a busy morning I have had. I have been learning new ICT tricks - and you all know how I love ICT!!. Thanks to Mrs Patel I have mastered adding pictures to the website. You are never to old to learn new tricks!

What a great picture to add, the Star of the Week certificate. I am very pleased with Haider's use of online learning and want everyone to follow his example.

Try to access the purplemash blog and then we can all communicate with each other. Look in the sharing tool for 3S Blog.

Today's challenge is: Design your own Friday night feast. When my children were little we used to create a feast of all the left overs in the fridge - pizza, chicken nuggets, corn on the cob etc. See what you can come up with!



Good Morning all,


Here are a few challenges for today:


1. Create your own exercise routine that lasts for 20 minutes. Teach it to your family.

2. Write a diary entry for yesterday. Include what you did and how you felt.

3. Research some facts about The Romans and create a fact file (Non- chron report - headings, sub headings, fact boxes, bullet points, data, facts, diagrams)

. Where did they come from? What did they look like? What did they do for us? What did they eat?? How did they entertain themselves?


My diary entry would look like this.

Wednesday 1st April 2020


Dear Diary,


I woke up very worried this morning, knowing that it was April's Fools Day. Luckily my family were too busy getting ready to work that they completely forgot to play pranks on each other. Phew! 

After my daily run, I showered and had a delicious breakfast of porridge with raspberries and blueberries to give me the energy to start work. I spent the day monitoring the school's science provision, sending emails and planning for when we return to school. I am missing seeing the children very much, especially Maryam's riddles, Haider's jokes and Sehrish's BIG SQUEEZES and hope that we can all be back together soon.


Will write again soon xx




Good Morning, everyone,smiley


How are you today? Here are some ideas for you to try out at home:


1. Make up some column addition and subtraction sums for your family to solve.

2. Write some clues for a treasure hunt.

3. Use your sketching skills to draw a favourite toy. Remember to add shadow.

4. Sing your favourite song. Add a simple accompaniment to it using an improvised instrument e.g. wooden spoon and pan to make a drum, fill a container with small items e.g. rice to make a shaker.


Have fun!


Keep smiling - missing you all heart


Good Morning everyone,


I hope you are managing to complete your homework tasks and keeping busy learning new skills around the house. 

Why don't you set up your own visual timetable for each day to help plan your activities. 

Try to include some reading, writing and maths for at least half an hour each. 

Why not practise making your bed, making a cake, blow bubbles in a bowl, draw a portrait of a family member!


Don't forget to use the blog on Purplemash so that we can all keep in touch with each other.


Stay safe and keep washing your hands,


Mrs Sames xx

Week commencing 30.03.20. Here are some writing templates and pictures for you to practice your super sentences. Remember to add adverbs, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases. If you don'y like these pictures, find a photograph from a holiday or a picture from a magazine to write about in your homework book.

Home School Learning




Good Morning 3S


Hope you're all staying safe and not missing your friends too much. I've been busy so here goes:


Our home learning packs have been saved on the Home Learning Packs page.


Lots of educational and entertaining websites have also been saved there.


I've set up 2blog on Purple Mash so you can now safely chat to each other online. 


I've set up lots of activities on my maths as well.


Our Home Learning Overview has also been saved below.


Any issues please use 2blog to send me a message. 

Please use this link to access the blog to ask questions regarding homework set.

Here is an overview of work set by Y3 teachers.



Important Information -  we are concerned about the security on the seesaw website. Please do not use the website for now. I'll add a message on here to let you know if anything changes. 


Homework packs were sent home today and extra homework will be added here as well. 


Stay safe and wash your hands!

We look forward to all being together again soon.


Mrs Sames. 

March 9th 2020 - 30 Year 3 children went to perform in an amazing choral concert at King George's Hall, Blackburn. What a great and uplifting experience it was for everyone! Thank you to all the children who took part for their hard work in rehearsals and for their enthusiastic, joyful performance.

World Book Day 2020 3S celebrated by reading in the Book Cafe and sharing books in class. We wrote a rhyming poem based on the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Science - Does cereal contain iron? We crushed cornflakes and mixed them with warm water. Then we put the mixture into a sealable bag. Using a magnet, we attempted to draw the iron out of the cereal. Disappointingly, our experiment was not very successful!

The Iron Man - Our new topic!

On Monday afternoon we watched the movie version of The Iron Man, we made predictions, used our inference skills and compared what we know of the book and the movie. It was a fantastic start to our new topic!

Welcome to Year 3S


Class Teacher: Mrs L. Sames (B.Ed Hons)

TLAs: Mrs D. Fletcher SEN Support

        : Mrs D Fielding - Literacy support

        : Mrs F Khan - Y3 support




Useful documents for Autumn 1 (September - October 2019) Homework, Overview and Knowledge Organiser

We love reading in our reading corner. Your child may borrow a book from Mrs Sames' collection to bring home to read and enjoy. Your child will sign the book out and back in when they return it. Please encourage your child to respect the books and to look after them so that they may be enjoyed by others.

Classroom Routines

Children must put their home reading book into our box in class every morning. We have a reward scheme for every time your child has read at home and their book has been signed. Please ensure that you support your child by signing their book.

Reading Days - See list on classroom window.

P.E Days - Tuesday - Outdoor P.E. Your child may wear leggings or jogging pants, a sweatshirt and trainers. Black pumps may still be worn. They will also require their indoor P.E. kit in case of bad weather - black shorts, white T-shirt and black pumps.

Friday - Autumn Term - Swimming. Your child will need a swimming costume/trunks, a swimming hat (compulsory) and a towel in a named carrier bag. Floats and armbands will be supplied by Daisyfield Pool.

Homework Daily Reading, Spellings, My Maths, Education City, Purplemash and topic homework. Please see the homework list in your child's homework book and sign to say they have completed it.

Dinners - School dinners - £2 per day, £10 per week. Please send dinner money into school on Monday morning in an envelope labelled with your child's name, class and amount enclosed.

Packed lunches - We are a healthy school so please ensure your child's lunch reflects this.

Snacks - Your child can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at playtime or buy a snack from the school kitchen. Healthy snacks can range from fruit, vegetable batons, easily opened yoghurts, cheese and crackers, drink cartons.



Year 3S 2019 - 2020

We visited Frederick Kempster's grave as part of our literacy tiopic - Folk Tales. He is known as The British Giant and was born in 1889. He grew to be 7 foot 9 inches but his grave is longer. We measured it to be 3m 69cm.

Rememberance Day 2019 - Lest we forget. 3S made poopies and observed the 2 minutes silence today. We thought about all the soldiers that gave up their livesin the wars of the past so that we can live free lives today.

Anti-Bullying Week 

11th - 15th November 2019

In 3S, we looked carefully at creating a safe digital footprint for ourselves by identifying the pieces of information it is safe to display online. We found out that we should not put our name, address, school passwords or secrets on public view as this can allow strangers or bullies to target us. 

A lot of our class found it difficult to believe that an adult could pretend to be a child. Please talk to your child about how to communicate with friends on the internet and remain safe.

Friday 15th November 2019. Year 3 visited Blackburn Cathedral to look at ways Christians use symbols and music in their worship.

National Handwriting Day