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Church of England Primary School, Abingdon

Year 3 (Class 7)

Matilda Social Distancing Music Video


It's finally finished! Sorry we could get all the videos to sync up and a couple of them freeze part way through but we thought you'd waited long enough!

It sounds awesome too!


We will keep tinkering away at it to see if we can sort out those final kinks.


Well done to everyone involved :) 

When I grow up video

Still image for this video

Thursday, 7th, May, 2020


Hello everyone,

Here are some short, relaxing, mood boosting yoga activities with story included! - story telling yoga (5 mins) - The Wave (10 minutes)

Wednesday, 6th, May, 2020.


Hello everyone, 


Hope you are all okay and enjoying whatever activities you are doing at home!


If you're looking for or needing something calm and relaxing to do then 'The Calm Zone' may help! Here you can find fun games, activities, breathing exercises and videos:


My favourite activity is the 'Stress Sock' (a bit like a stress ball but one made from an old sock!)  

Matilda Social Distancing Music Video


As I'm sure many of you are aware, the date of the cancelled Middle Years Performance is coming up. We are all devastated that we will not be able to perform Matilda but we didn't want the moment to go unmarked.


Many of you will have seen social distancing performances on social media platforms and we would like to attempt to make our own version of "When I grow up" with no promises on how it will come out!


If this is something your child would like to be involved in, please follow the instructions below. By submitting your child's video, you are giving us permission to use their voice and image in a video that will appear on the school website. 


We look forward to seeing and hearing your videos soon!


The Middle Years Team


Tops tips for your video!


1. Listen to the backing track and practise singing along. There is a vocal guide track so you know when to begin singing. This will be removed when we edit the video.

2. When recording, it works best if you are listening to the backing track through headphones as then only your voice is picked up on the microphone. If this isn't possible, don't worry!

3. Make your video interesting for us to watch. You might want to use the actions we learned at school or make up your own dance!


How to submit your video entry


At the start of the backing track, you will hear 8 drum clicks. When you record your video, please clap in time with the 5th click. This will help us get the videos better synced when we are editing. 

Once you are happy with your recording, use to send your file to This is a service which allows you to send larger files via email. All information is secure and messages sent are encrypted. More information can be found here:

Please can we have all video submissions by Friday 15th May. 

When I grow up backing track

When I grow up lyrics

Monday 20th April, 2020.


Hello everyone! We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed all the sunshine!


Hopefully you are finding your packs useful and perhaps you have even logged into Times Table Rock Stars already! Don't forget you can always contact us on Purple Mash to let us know how you are getting on with your home learning. 


Here are some additional websites to draw your attention to if you are looking for other things to do:


BBC Bitesize: have put together some daily lessons for each year group starting from today (20/4/2020):


Jigsaw PHSE: Jigsaw PSHE have provided these free materials to help support children and families during lockdown. Below are two links to stories with activities. The stories are suitable for children 5 +. 



Take care everybody and looking forward to hearing from you! 


Ms Evans and Mr Garnham.


Wednesday 25th March, 2020


Morning Year 3s and anyone else who is visiting this page! Hope you are all well!


In addition to the websites posted last week, here are a few more links to activities, story telling and radio blogs if you need something to keep yourself busy.


Oxford Sparks: science and craft activities.


Michael Rosen's Youtube channel: loads of videos of Micheal Rosen performing his poetry, story telling and videos with tips on how to write. daily shows from 9.30 with interactive educational activities  hosted by various children's authors.


Stay-at-home-story time: Oliver Jeffers reads one his books everyday live on Instagram.


Mac Barnett's Book Club show: daily mini themed shows. They are part live theatre, part comedy skit, part craft lesson.  Tune in for: Mac B, Kid Spy #1: Mac Undercover. They go up at 5 California time and will stay up on the channel until end of the school year.


Stay-at-home readings and art class with Chris Haughton: story telling and art tutorials.


BBC Teach: primary teaching resources.



Useful websites while learning at home:

White Rose

Maths resources

Active learning 



Home learning packs available

A variety of games to do with different areas of the curriculum


Purple Mash

Please see you home learning pack for log-in details 



Fun coding game


Creative computer programming


Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Welcome to Year 3

(Class 7)!

We are a hard working class and love learning new things at school. This year, we have Mr Garnham teaching us and Mrs Steele, Mrs Collins and Mrs Bolton helping us with our learning. We are also lucky to be supported by other members of the wonderful St Nicolas staff team each week.


We enjoy violin and cello lessons every Tuesday and look forward to P.E. on a Wednesday afternoon.


This term our Topic is Gods and Mortals and we are learning about the Ancient Greeks. We will be looking at a variety of Greek myths from "The Anthology of Greek Myths."


Mr F Granham Class Teacher