3 Maple

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning everyone. I have a new challenge for you! Leeds Diocese Primary Schools have created another competition on TTRockstars called “Rocking all over the Diocese”. All you need to do is answer as many questions as possible. Let’s see if we can do better than last time 👍

Good luck and keep rocking!!!

Ms McCauley

Monday 22nd June

Good afternoon everyone, I have a new challenge for you! Leeds Diocese Primary Schools have created another competition on TTRockstars called “Clash of the Catholics”. All you need to do is answer as many questions as possible. Let’s see if we can do better that last time.👍

Good luck and keep rocking!!!

Ms McCauley

Worship assembly 

Friday 19th June

Merit assembly

Wednesday 17th June 

Good morning everyone

I have a challenge for you! Leeds Diocese Primary Schools have created a competition on TTRockstars called “Top of the Rocks”. All you need to do is answer as many questions as possible on TTRockstars and hopefully we can be ‘Top of the Rocks’.

Good luck and keep rocking!!!

Ms McCauley


Monday 15th June- Worship Assembly

Friday 12th June – Merit Assembly

Monday 8th June- Worship Assembly

Friday the 5th June – Merit Assembly.

Monday 1st June- Worship Assembly

Merit Assemblies

Merit Assembly 1 Friday 1st May

Merit Assembly 2 Friday 8th May

Merit Assembly 3 Friday 15th May

Merit Assembly 4 Friday 22nd May

Wednesday 20th May

Hi 3 Maple,

We have a very exciting art competition which you can enter as part of the Catholic Schools Partnership. If you feel the need to communicate through art then this is definitely for you!

‘Every child is an artist’

Pablo Picasso

Congratulations to all the children who made the enormous efforts by entering their favourite story and recreating it in a box! Everyone who took part is a winner-it was just too difficult to choose. A prize will be with you this week so keep a look out.


Click here to find out about this competition where you could win book tokens!!

Click here to find out about this competition where you can have your work published!


Monday 18th May- Morning Worship

18.5.20 Updates

Good morning 3 Maple,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I have received lots of super work from you all and it’s clear to see that you’re trying really hard. Keep up the super effort! 🙂 Here is the work that I’ve received from you;

Arina has been really busy  completing all of her reading and maths work this past week. She even found time to create her ‘book in a box’ for the competition. Your  ‘Jack and the beanstalk’ looks amazing! Well done Arina 🙂 🙂 :).

Duchess has also been busy this past week.  You look to be hard at work with your maths great effort! 🙂 Also, your book in a box looks super Duchess, what book was it again? You have even managed to write some instructions for making the perfect sandwich, it looked really tasty! . Well done :).

Karol has been keeping himself as busy as ever with his amazing art work. You have also tried really hard with your writing about the BFG and have managed to include a good character description, keep working on those expanded noun phrases! 🙂

Victoria has been a busy bee this week with all that she has managed to do. You have completed your maths and reading tasks, handed your writing task in on google classroom and even managed to make an amazing ‘book in a box!’ Fantastic work Victoria, keep it up! :).

Hello 3 Maple,

One of our parents has nominated our school to win £5000 worth of Book tokens for our school library. All you have to do is ask the adults in your house to click on the link and fill in the nominate section. Get them to tell other members of your family and friends so we have a bigger chance of winning!


Thank you. Love Mrs Donnelly and Mrs Page xxx


11.5.20 – google classroom and updates

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the bank holiday weekend in the beautiful sunshine. This past week the teachers in Year 3 have been working very hard to put together our new Google Classrooms and it is finally ready! Your parents will have received a letter with details on how to access your online learning.

You can access your work in classroom and complete the work as you have already been doing. Photos of your home learning will still be posted on the school website.

Please continue to send your photographs to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Have fun, stay safe and enjoy Google Classrooms!


Good afternoon 3 Maple! I have had lots of updates over the last few days and I can’t wait to share all the amazing things everyone has been up to.


Arina has been busy with lots of work at home. You’re RE work was very thoughtful and your presentation was very neat, keep it up! I really liked reading your factfile on the NHS, it was clear to see that you had put a lot of work into it. Well done 🙂

Chanelle has been researching the NHS for her factfile, great job, it’s neatly presented. You have also had a go at structuring your own nutrition pyramid and have managed to get almost all of the items of food into the correct category. Have a quick look to see what you could change. Well done 🙂

Karol has been feeling particularly energetic over the past few days. You have drawn a colourful rainbow on your wall with chalk. You have played in your pool and you’ve even made a moving 2D picture which I found amazing! Besides this, you have also completed the tasks set and have done a brilliant job, well done! 🙂


Maciej has also been a busy bee, taking his lovely doggy for a walk around the estate, bouncing on his gigantic trampoline and he’s even managed to thoroughly research the city of York for our Topic task. fantastic job Maciej, keep up the brilliant work. 🙂

Mikolaj has been hard at work researching the NHS for his factfile. It looks amazing Mikolaj, you have really thought about your presentation and what you would include. Brilliant work! 🙂

Patryk has impressed me with how hard he has worked to research the NHS this past week, super effort! I have also been impressed with your hard work in maths Patryk, keep up the brilliant work! 🙂

Philemon has been flying through his math’s work today, super work Philemon! It’s clear to see you know your 4 and 8 times table. You have also done really well whilst working through your RE task. Fantastic! 🙂

Sarah-Jane has been been making the most of the good weather over the past few days and has been out on her patio, did you manage to knock all the pots down? You also did a great job completing your food pyramid, could you think of any other items of food that you could include? 🙂

Victoria has tried really hard this past week to finish all of her tasks to a high standard, well done, it’s great to see!  I really enjoyed watching  and listening to your videos of you singing to the morning worship and playing in the garden on your swing. Your research on  the NHS was fantastic and it was clear to see how much effort you had put into your factfile. Your research for our topic task on the city of York was equally impressive as you included lots of interesting information and even had to make extra flaps to write more facts! 🙂 Terrific work! 🙂


7.5.20 – Science 

Good Morning 3 Maple! Today’s Science task is on healthy eating. We looked at this in class so everyone should be familiar with the food groups and the importance of a healthy diet. If you’re unsure use the powerpoint for a recap. The tasks are split into chili challenges but if you decide to to do the ‘hot’ task you must have also done the ‘mild’ task. Have a great day and I can’t wait to see how you get on! 🙂

healthy eating pyramid

Healthy eating chili challenges


6.5.20 – RE

Good morning! I’ve already had some brilliant work sent in so far this week, keep it up! Today’s RE chili challenges are about the parable of the sower. This is quite a challenging story but I was really impressed by how well you all persevered to try and understand it in class so I’m looking forward to seeing your answers. I’ve attached the story we looked at in class, listen really carefully as it will help you to understand the story’s meaning. I hope you all have a good day!

The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower Chili Challenges

Monday 4th May




Email your entries to: admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk by Friday 15th May.

Remember-you’ve got to be in it to win it!


Topic – Geography

Last week’s topic task involved deepening our understanding of the UK and where certain cities are located within it. Hopefully you all managed to locate York because this week we will be researching this great city and telling others all about it’s amazing features. So get your researching hats on and tell me all about York! I have provided 2 chili challenges (mild to hot) so try and push yourself. Enjoy. 🙂

Visit York



4.5.20 – English, Reading, Maths, RE and spelling challenge!

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a brilliant weekend. Please find this week’s writing task, Maths weekly overview and RE chili challenges for today. It has been great seeing how hard you’ve all been working, don’t forget to keep sending updates to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk so we can all stay in touch 🙂

Writing Task

This week I would like you to write an information leaflet (fact file) all about the amazing National Health Service (NHS)! They are working especially hard at the moment to look after us all so try and find out as much information about this amazing organisation as you can. As always start by finding all the writing features of a leaflet in the model text (mine is all about the River Nile). Then you might want to do some research to find out information to fit under the headings I have attached below to plan your own leaflet and finally use the steps to success to start writing! You have until Monday 11th May which is a little bit more time than usual because of the bank holiday weekend. The best pieces will go on a special display in school so try your best as always! I can wait to see them!

Examples of headings you might use:

  • History of the NHS
  • Success Stories
  • What do they do?
  • Who works there?
  • Quick Facts

Information Leaflet Model Text

Information Leaflet Steps to Success


Reading – To be completed by 8.5.20


Click the link below


RE – The Lost Son

Today’s RE task is based on the story of The Lost Son that we looked at in class, there is a video below to remind you of the story. Again the tasks are chili challenges ranging from mild to hot so keep pushing yourself! Please answer the challenges in your home exercise book.

The Story of the Lost Son

Story of The Lost Son Chili Challenge Tasks








4.5.20 – Updates!

Good afternoon 3 Maple. I’m sure you’ve all had a very busy week at home. I have quite a few updates to share from people in the class which is fantastic to see. Keep it up you superstars!

Karol has done lots of amazing work this past week and one piece that I thought he really tried hard on was the family portrait of his mum. Well done Karol, keep practicing and it’ll be even better next time. 🙂 He even found time to make himself a secret hideaway 🙂
Victoria has recently celebrated her birthday and she looks to have had an amazing time. I heard there was even a pinata! I know that you missed celebrating with your friends and other family members but i’m sure once this is all back to normal you will get a chance to celebrate together. 🙂 Also, thank you for sending in the maths and art work you completed the other day, it was really good. 🙂
Arina has been working hard this past week with lots of focus on her maths, English and R.E. Your work is always neatly presented Arina, well done. I was also very impressed with your family portraits in art, they were fantastic! 🙂
Austeja has been a busy bee this past week working through her geography. You look to have done a brilliant job Austeja and your handwriting is becoming even neater! Well done 🙂
It’s great to Chanelle sending in some more work from home. It’s clear to see that you enjoyed your art task last week, it looks amazing! Can you draw anyone else in your family? I would love to see more. 🙂
Maciej has been focusing on his maths over the past week and it’s great to see what he’s been getting up to. Well do Maciej on showing your working out, it’s clear to see how you got your answer. 🙂
It’s fantastic to see that Mikolaj is on with writing his story. I would love to know what happens with your characters Mikolaj in your story, where do they go? What do they see and do? When you’ve finished it, send it in. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂
Patryk has also been busy writing his story. It’s great to see how neat your handwriting is becoming Patryk, keep it up! You have also done a fantastic job with your maths, not only is it correct but its beautifully presented, again, well done! 🙂
Philemon has sent in a few pictures of his homework, which is fantastic to see. You look to have been working hard on your RE. It looks really neat and the sentences make sense, top effort! 🙂 Also you did really well with your maths, all the answers were correct. You really no your stuff on fractions! 🙂
My last update for today is from Sarah-jane, who as usual, is working hard and keeping herself busy at home. It was great to see you listening to Mrs.Tolson morning worship, I hope you enjoyed it and could take away the message from it 🙂 Also your art work was really good Sarah-Jane, it looked a lot like your grandad, as i’m sure everyone else will agree. Fantastic work. 🙂

1.5.20 – Art

Good morning 3 Maple. I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week. Today’s Art task is to create a family portrait. A portrait is a drawing of a person. It shows a person’s face and sometimes part of their shoulders. Use the step-by-step instructions below to draw portraits of people in your family. You could draw portraits of family members you can’t see at the moment, to help you think about them. I would really love to see as many of your portraits as possible so please send them in! 🙂

family portrait

30.4.20 – Science and updates

Good afternoon 3 Maple, I hope you’ve all had a great morning! Today’s Science task is on the human skeleton and muscles. We looked at this in class so everyone should be familiar with how the skeleton functions and the importance of muscles. The first part requires some reading so if you’re a little unsure you might want to read through with an adult. The second part requires you to make your very own working arm, for this I would recommend adult supervision just for safety. I hope you all enjoy today’s task and I can’t wait to see how you all get on. 🙂

Science – Reading comprehension

Make a working arm


29.4.20 – RE and updates


Good morning 3 Maple, I hope you’re all having a good week! Today’s RE task is based on the story of the Lost Sheep that we looked at in class, there is a video below to remind you of the story. Again the tasks are chili challenges ranging from mild to hot so try and challenge yourself! If you don’t have access to a printer you can write the answer to your challenge in your home exercise book.

Story of The Lost Sheep Video

Story of The Lost Sheep Chili Challenge Tasks


I know a lot of you have been really busy and have already done so much this week and it’s only Wednesday! I have seen some fantastic pieces of work from the class to show you all. I hope they make you all smile just as much as they did me.

Arina has tried her best this week in all aspects of school work, from the story of Zacchaeus in R.E, understanding the differences between the British Isles, United Kingdom and Great Britain in topic, writing a narrative in English and finally fractions in maths. Well done Arina, you have set an amazing example for others to follow and keep working on your handwriting to make it even neater:)


Austeja looks to have been having fun this week. Your smile is enough to brighten anyone’s day up. I love your use of speech during your story writing. Your handwriting looks to be getting neater as well but don’t forget to keep next to the margin when you start a new line. Did you manage to make your ‘perfect sandwich’? It sounded tasty.

Chanelle has been making the most of the good weather in the last few days, as she’s been out and about walking her dog. You’re maths work looks fantastic and it’s clear to see that you understand fractions. Keep up the brilliant work! I can’t wait to see more of what you get up to 🙂

Karol has also been out in the lovely weather recently and looks to have made a new friend on his travels. You look to be keeping your brain active at home with lots of activities such as; science experiments and topic work based on the UK. Keep sending the updates they’re fab!

Victoria looks to have made the yummiest pancakes this week! If you’ve got time, feel free to write me the instructions for making a ‘perfect pancake’. You must have needed all of those pancakes to fuel your brain for the fraction work in maths. You really have a fantastic grasp on equivalent fractions, keep it up! 🙂

Patryk has also been busy in the kitchen, making what looks like a very tasty snack, great job! I also love that you’ve been hard at work practicing drawing your fractions and making them as colourful as possible. Keep up the hard work. Have you had a chance to finish the English task yet? I would love to see you’re amazing ideas! 🙂

Oskar is as smiley as ever. I love how neat your homework book is and how much care you’re taking with setting your work out. Have you managed to do any of the English or topic work yet? I can’t wait to see what happens in your story. 🙂

Maciej has also been busy working hard at home. It’s clear to see how confident you are answering questions on fractions, keep up the fabulous work! I also really enjoyed reading your instructions for the perfect sandwich, it was neatly presented and also quite colourful, good job! 🙂

Philemon has also been working very hard on his fractions which is fantastic to see, keep up the brilliant work. Have you managed to write your story yet for the English task? I would love to read it. Also have you had a go at the topic activity? I’m interested to see what cities you can locate. 🙂


Topic – Geography

Good afternoon everyone, I’m sure you’re all keeping busy. I have attached this weeks geography task. It is focusing on understanding the differences between the British Isles, United Kingdom and Great Britain. While you do this, you will also improve your  knowledge of the UK as we have already done a little bit of map reading in class this year.

Recap of the UK

UK activity sheet


Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a brilliant weekend. I have attached a timetable of tasks that will go on this page every week so that we are covering as much as we can whilst we’re not in school, I will keep this timetable at the top of the page so you can keep checking it. Today’s tasks are Writing (which is due on Friday), Maths (see this week’s overview below) and RE. Please note it is an expectation that each child submits at least one piece of work to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk so that I can see how you are all getting on. Have a good day!



Writing Task!

This week I would like you to write a narrative (story) based on this image of these two fantasy characters. Start by finding all the writing features of a story in the model text (you should recognise it!), then answer the questions underneath this image to plan your own story and finally use the steps to success to start writing! Please submit these to me by Friday 1st May, I can’t wait to read them!

Think about these questions as you are looking at the picture and make notes.

  • What is happening in the picture? Who are the characters? What could their names be?
  • Why does the purple creature have a peg on its nose?
  • Is the large character an ogre? A troll? Or something else?
  • Why is his foot in a bowl?
  • How is he feeling? How do you know?

Now you are ready to write your story about these characters!

Fantasy Narrative Model Text

Fantasy Narrative Steps to Success

White Rose Maths!

RE – The Story of Zacchaeus

Today’s RE is focusing on the story of Zacchaeus which we looked at in school. I have attached a worksheet with chili challenges! I would like you to choose the task you’d like to do from mild, spicy or hot. Please only choose one of the three tasks and try and choose the one that you think is at your level, ask a grown up to help if you aren’t sure. I’ve attached a video of the story to help you remember it.

The Story of Zacchaeus

Story of Zacchaeus Chili Challenge Tasks


Reflecting on Virtues Activities

During these difficult times we find ourselves in, the Jubilee Centre for Virtues have created some excellent fun activities for our children to enjoy and think about how we can help ourselves and others. I have uploaded each activity which are linked to the following virtues:




Courage and Bravery

Compassion, Kindness and Gratitude


The Friendship activity is linked to Christmas however all you need to do is link it to what is happening to us all now during the pandemic. You could create a thank you card for all the key workers, your family. The list is endless.

Please email any activities to our admin email.


Thank you!

You can also access them and print them off by clicking on the link below.


23.4.20 – Updates!

Writing update

I have a huge smile on my face this afternoon because lots of you have sent in your instruction writing for making the perfect sandwich. I have seen some fantastic efforts with some brilliant final products. Here is everything that has been sent so far so that you can see how amazing everyone has done. If you haven’t managed to send it yet the deadline is tomorrow!



Sarah-Jane has been really busy today. She has baked several cakes, made playdough food, worked on her numeracy skills and even managed to practice yoga! Great job Sarah! 🙂


Philemon has also been hard at work. He has been practicing his fractions with his White Rose Maths. Great job Philemon, keep it up! 🙂

Victoria has been working hard to crack the code with her maths work . Did you get it in the end Victoria? I have also seen that you’ve had another look at the human skeleton, can you name all of the large bones?

22.4.20 – Updates!

Good afternoon! I have lots of updates from you all today which is fantastic. Let’s take a look.

Maciej has been keeping himself busy with some baking. Those buns look really tasty, good job Maciej! I think the next step is making a cake! 🙂

Karol has been keeping himself busy with the White Rose Maths work on fractions. Well done Karol, keep it up. It’s also great to see that you’re making the most of the sun in your garden! 🙂

Sarah-Jane has been as busy as ever. She has been working on her fractions and also taking advantage of her amazing trampoline. Super job, keep it up Sarah-Jane 🙂

During this time of learning at home, we will be posting weekly Maths, English and Topic tasks on our pages. It is an expectation that the class teacher receives 1 picture a week from each child doing their work.

20.4.20 – White Rose Maths hub

White Rose Maths Hub is a company that school uses to plan and teach Maths lessons in school and they have produced some home learning and daily plans. They should take no longer than 40 minutes per day- below is the link to the website and some screen shots to help you. Please click on the age group appropriate for your children. Each lesson has 3 parts- a teaching video, a downloadable and printable activity and the answers. Click here for access.

*Please start with week 1 activities.


19.4.20 – Writing task!

Hello 3 Maple, I hope you’ve all had a great weekend! This week, I would like you to write a set of instructions on ‘how to make the perfect sandwich’ using a filling of your choice! You have all shown me how fantastic you are at writing instructions so I’m really looking forward to reading these when they’re done. I would like you to take your time writing this piece and try and include all of the steps for success that I have attached below. I have also attached an example of a set of instructions below to give you an idea of what your end piece might look like.

Please submit these to me at admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk by Friday 24th April. Please try to include photos of you making your sandwich to show each step and also your finished product! 🙂

Instructions Steps to Success

Instructions Model Text

17.4.20 – Updates!

Good afternoon! I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying your time with loved ones. I have had a few emails from the class and I can’t wait to share them. Here goes;

Karol has been keeping busy this week. Firstly, he has done some more homework which looks really good. He has also been keen to try some more experiments and by the looks of it has had great success! Finally, he has had fun helping his mum to do some gardening as well. Great to hear this Karol, keep it up! 🙂

Sarah-Jane has also been keeping her brain and body active this week with lots of activities. She has been having a look at the Whiterose numeracy questions I had posted earlier in the week. I would love to see how you got on with some of the questions. You have also been playing on your swing which looks super! Make the most of your garden in the lovely weather! 🙂

Maciej has had a go at lots this week. He has been trying hit-the-button-maths. How many is your record? Who is the champion in your house? He has also been walking in the woods which looked really nice and peaceful. I hope you’re making the most of the sunny days.


16.4.20 – Keeping busy!

Below are a selection of websites that will provide you all with a range of activities and challenges. Give them a try today!

White Rose Maths hub!

Pick from a 10 day selection of fun numeracy activities to challenge you this Easter period! Click here!

Reading eggs!

Reading eggs are providing free access for a 30 day period as long as you sign up before 30th April. Click here!


Below is a link to a free website for reading resources for children

Click here!

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

Music ideas!

Bradford music online have provided some age related activities to keep you busy at home. Give them a go. Click here!

15.4.20 – Updates!

Afternoon guys! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend with loved ones. I have a few updates today! Firstly, Sarah-Jane has been feeling very crafty and has created some super Easter crackers and an Easter chick! 🙂 Keep up the arty projects 🙂

Ruben has also been really busy over the past week too with lots of activities. Here’s a snippet of what he’s been up to. He has created a beautiful rainbow that I have no doubt has taken pride of place in his front window to show support for our amazing NHS. He has also been feeling musical, practicing not only the ukulele but also the keyboard! To finish off he has also been hard at work studying his numeracy and literacy. Well done Ruben. Keep it up! 🙂

8.4.20 – Updates!

Good afternoon year 3. I hope everyone is staying safe and happy. I have a huge smile on my face from all the fantastic updates people are sending in to me. Keep them coming! 🙂

Here’s a quick letter from Sarah-Jane

Mr Hannam,

It’s Sarah-Jane today I have been doing some science with ice with my brother that Miss Wolanski set him.It was lots of fun and we really enjoyed doing it also Mum got wet which was funny!

        Bye from Sarah-Jane

It’s always great to see what you’re getting up to Sarah-Jane. You look to be having a great time with your brother 🙂 Have another look at the science websites linked on this page and see which one you’d like to do next! 🙂


Karol! You look to have been really busy recently. You have been continuing your numeracy work and reading today…and you also look like you’ve found some inspiration for your Mini Vinnies poster, I can’t wait to see the finished artwork. You have also been helping your mum to bake bread and whilst you were waiting for the bread to bake you played board games. This looks like quite a day 🙂 My favourite boardgame to play is Cluedo 🙂

Here’s a special update from a surprise visitor today…Miss Baker!

Hi year 3,

I have been checking our class page on the website and I love reading how everyone is doing. It makes me smile! I miss you all so much. I would like to give a special shoutout to Oskar and Patryk for keeping up with their work, you guys have really impressed me. I would also like to say a big hello from me and my dog Oreo. Keep safe year 3,

love Miss Baker .


7.4.20 – Station of the cross!

Here is the amazing artwork I have received from our class for our station of the cross – The first station: Jesus is condemned to death.

Brilliant work Duchess. Your attention to detail is super. 🙂

Fantastic artwork Karol! I really love the detail and careful shading with your crayons.

Awesome artwork Sarah-Jane! You’ve really captured the disappointment and sadness in Jesus’ face.

Super artwork Victoria! You’ve really captured the vulnerability of Jesus at this challenging time.



6.4.20 – Updates!

Happy Monday guys! Hope you’re all keeping safe. Firstly, please don’t forget that all first station of the cross pictures must be submitted to me no later than 12pm tomorrow (lunchtime) so that I can upload them. Thank you everyone who has already sent in their pictures 🙂

Also I am attaching a couple of activities to keep you busy over the next few days:

An Easter display competition – Jesus Christ.

Using as much handmade material as possible, create a window or home display that shows the
true glory of Jesus as He rises from the tomb. MV Easter Display Comp

A spread the love activity – It may be difficult for us to get out and spread the love but we can still do it using social media. There are many people around the world who are going to be quite lonely over the next few months but if there’s one thing the Mini Vinnies are good at it’s making people feel loved, not lonely. So Mini Vinnies, let’s spread the love!

Spread the Love!


I’ve also had a couple of emails today and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

Karol has been busy with his homework pack and he’s also attempted a science experiment.

A quick letter from home:

Karol did some of maths work today

….also he started his picture of Jesus…

Karol was looking with mum yesterday on the science website. 

We decided to do a lava lamp.

Karol was really excited to seen a results of our science experiment!

Well done Karol! It’s great to see that you’re having fun learning new things, that lava lamp looks AMAZING! I also like that you’ve started your picture of Jesus for our first station. I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished 🙂

I also had a quick note from Sarah-Jane telling me what she’s been up to:

Mr Hannam,

This is Sarah-Jane. I have done some work from my pack I have also done a picture of the first station.

from Sarah-Jane

It’s super that you’re keeping so busy Sarah-Jane. Keep up the brilliant work! I haven’t posted your picture of Jesus on our page yet as i’m saving the big surprise for tomorrow, when I upload all the pictures from our class together. Watch this space! 🙂

3.4.20 – Easter Egg Competition Winner

A massive well done to everyone who took part in the Lower Key Stage 2 Easter Egg competition.  All of the entries were egg-cellent. However, after much discussion, the panel of experts (your teachers) have chosen Maksymilian in 4 Poplar’s fantastic entry as the winner.
We hope you all enjoyed making your eggs and well done again for taking part. I was very impressed by our class’s efforts!



2.4.20 – Upcoming Holy week !

Next week would have been a very important time in our school (Holy week!) and to reflect on this time, each class will be creating their own artistic picture based on their station of the cross. The station we will be doing as a class is : The first station – Jesus is condemned to death. 

3 Maple artwork must be submitted by 7th April!

first station – Click me!


It’s super to see lots of you having a good time at home and keeping busy with your work and other activities.  Here is a quick letter from Sarah-Jane and it tells us a little bit about what’s been happening at home.

Mr Hannam,

          This is Sarah-Jane. Here are some photos of my brother’s birthday, we had lots of fun. This morning I have done the work you put on the website and I also sent pictures of that. I also did my Easter egg for the competition I have sent that in another email. I really enjoyed doing that. I have also been doing some Cosmic Yoga too!

From Sarah-Jane

Hi Sarah – Jane! I love all of the updates you keep sending me. It really brightens my day to see what you’ve been up to. Keep sending them! 🙂

Maciej! You look like you’ve been busy working on your measuring. Keep up the super work! Can you measure the perimeter of lots of items in your house and order them from smallest to largest?
Patryk! It looks like you found today’s work quite tough but i’m glad to see that you persevered with it! Keep up your super attitude for learning 🙂
Karol! You’ve been keeping yourself busy with your numeracy work and it’s great to see that your handwriting is still as neat as ever. Keep it up! 🙂


I know that we’re not in school but I still don’t want to miss anyone’s birthday! I’ve attached cards for Chanelle, Bobby and Jojo who have had birthdays while we’ve been off school, sorry they’re late and I hope you all had a brilliant day celebrating with loved ones!


Science experiments!

Good afternoon guys! Today I would like you to have a go at some practical science. Below are links to two websites you can access for lots of different experiments. Choose one and give it a go. Don’t forget to take photos of what you’ve done and send them to me so I can put them on this page (admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk). Also it would be super if you could add some description to go with your pictures.

The ‘You are what you eat!’ experiment on the Fab Science website links really well to our learning about a balanced diet!

Click the logos below to access each website.



30.3.20 Easter competition and updates!

Easter Competition!

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had a good weekend! Please find attached our Easter competition with entries to be submitted by Thursday 2nd April. The winner’s egg will be delivered on Friday 3rd April, I’m looking forward to seeing them!

Click here – Easter Competition

Good luck!


Hello everyone! My inbox has been flooded again with lots of exciting pictures and information! Let’s have a look at what everyone has been getting up to.

Hi Mr Hannam,
It’s Sarah-Jane again! I have started listening to ‘foreverywhere’. So far I think it’s good,it has so much music in it. I liked the door bell sound. I have played my hit the button game again and have beat my score. I have also done some work from my pack which i’m enjoying.I like the picture of your dog, I have a dog too hes 10 years old. 
Bye for now from Sarah-Jane
Hi Sarah-Jane!
It’s great to hear that you’ve started listening to and enjoying an Audible story. I might have to give it a listen to myself 🙂 It’s also super to hear that you’re beating your previous scores on hit-the-button, keep it up! It’s lovely to see that your brother is helping you with your numeracy work on length. Did he help you write your prayer? I love seeing all your photos and I especially like the one of your dog with a party hat on 🙂
Hopefully see you soon!
Mr. Hannam
Victoria! It’s brilliant to see that you’re keeping yourself busy with the reading tasks from your homework pack. Also, I had no idea that you could play the ukulele, it sounds fantastic and it put a huge smile on my face. Keep up the super work! 😀

Karol! Awesome to hear from you during this time. I hear you’ve been really busy during your recent visit to Poland as well as during your time at home. It’s super to see that you decided to make your own Viking longship, it looks like it will be amazing when it’s finished! You also look to be having a good time out and about with family. Keep safe and I’ll hopefully see you soon.

Oskar! It’s brilliant to see that you’re keeping busy with your tricky word spellings. I’m also really proud to see that you’re still hard at work practicing your handwriting as your writing has really come on in the short time I’ve been your teacher. Keep it up! 🙂

Maciej! Hope you’re having a good time at home and keeping active. It’s great to see that you’ve started to create your advert for a Viking longship. Remember all those awesome adjectives for the power of 3 and rhetorical questions to get the reader thinking and really ‘sell’ your product! 🙂

Patryk! It’s super to see more of what you’ve been up to. You look to be really working hard on that handwriting and it’s great to see that you’ve still got a big smile on your face.

Maths challenge

Have a go at this challenge based on our learning around length and perimeter:


27.3.20 Updates!

I’ve had lots of emails from you all and it’s put a huge smile on my face. It’s brilliant to see everyone is keeping busy and staying safe.

Sarah-Jane! Great to hear from you again. It’s super to see you’re keeping fit with your brother (hope it wasn’t too competitive) and that you’ve still got a big smile on your face. Have you managed to listen to any of the Audible books yet or beat your record on hit-the-button maths?

Arina! It’s great to see you’re busy working on money in numeracy and your reading. Keep working on your handwriting so that when we’re back you’re ready for a handwriting pen 🙂


Victoria! Awesome to see you’re getting stuck into some numeracy work today. Keep up the great work. When you feel really confident have a go at adding two 3-digit numbers together such as 426 + 564 🙂

Maciej! Fantastic to see you’re working on your favourite subject. Can you measure any objects around your home? How about finding 3 items that when added together make 1m?

Patryk! Hard at work with his numeracy and reading. Keep working on the column method for both adding and subtracting. When you get really confident at adding have a go at adding three 2-digit numbers together such as 25 + 15 + 12.


Could you create your own prayer? Take some quiet time and write your own prayer, using the template below. Remember to email me with your prayers, it would be lovely to see your thoughts and words!

26.3.20 Milo’s birthday! 🙂

Today is my dog Milo’s birthday. He is 5 (not quite sure how many years that is in dog years!) and he really enjoyed me being at home to celebrate with him and take him on a birthday walk!

26.3.20 Healthy body, healthy mind

If you fancy keeping active at home, Joe Wicks is hosting a daily 9am workout to get the nation moving. All you have to do is tune into his Youtube channel. If is daily workout wasn’t enough for you, he has more workouts than you can shake a stick at. Give one a go today!

Click here

However, if you find Joe Wicks a little too much first thing in a morning you can always wake up with some yoga. Try Cosmic Kids Yoga!

Click here

25.3.20 Free Audible books! 🙂

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all keeping well!

Here is a link that has lots of children’s books that you can listen to for free! Let me know which stories you listen to and which characters you liked best and why by emailing- admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Click here for free Audible books!

Fun maths challenge

Click here for hit the button maths.

Do you know all of your 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 10 timetables? Challenge your parents, brothers or sisters! Who can get the best score in your house?  Have fun and stay safe.

Missing you all!


24.3.20 My first email back! 🙂

Dear Mr Hannam,
Thank you for the work you sent me. Today I have done some of my maths from my homework pack. I also did some RE work on Easter and my TT Rockstars and spelling shed. My mum has made us a timetable game which me and my brother have enjoyed playing.
Bye for now from Sarah-Jane.

Sarah-Jane! It’s great to see that you’re keeping yourself busy. I’m glad that you’re enjoying your homework pack and that you’ve managed to do some numeracy work with your brother. Keep it up! 🙂 To all of 3 Maple, if you are doing anything fun that you want to share with the class, email it to: admin.stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Thinking of you all!



Hello 3 Maple!

I hope you’re all finding your homework packs useful and you’re all keeping yourselves busy! I know that I haven’t been your teacher for very long but I just wanted to say how incredibly proud I am to be working with each and every one of you!

I will be posting updates on this page weekly (at least) to help us all stay in touch and I will be posting pictures, videos and activities so please keep checking.

Have a go at this Maths problem based on our work on perimeter:

Whitney is measuring the perimeter of a square.
She says she only needs to measure one side of the square.
Do you agree? Explain your answer (“I agree/disagree because…”).
Are there any other shapes this might work for?

Selection of RE Activities (including Easter) – Click here

I would also really like you to stay in touch with me to let me know how you all are! You can forward things to admin.stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk and let them know to pass your updates on to me. It would be great to see how you are all getting along with your homework packs too!

I hope to see you all very soon!

Mr. Hannam

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