Lets do some planting!

As part of our science learning this term we are looking at plants and how they grow!

Lets plant a seed!

You will need:












1.  First, put some soil into a  plant pot/plastic cup or anything else you can find around the house. 


2. Next, make a small hole in the middle of the soil using your finger!


3. Open your seeds and put a seed in the hole.

4. Cover the hole with some more soil and gently pat down.

5. Pour a little bit of water onto the soil and place your plant pot in a sunny place.



6. Over the next few days, continue to water your plant and wait until it starts to grow into a flower! This make take a few weeks!


Things a seed needs to grow:


Here are a few challenge questions/tasks!

  • How do plants drink water?
  • What would happen if you put a plant in the dark?
  • Can you draw/paint a picture of a plant? 
  • Can you label a plant/flower picture?
  • Can you go on a nature walk and spot how many plants and flowers you can see? What colour are they? How many kinds can you see?


We would love to see any pictures of any planting fun you get up to at home! Please email any pictures, learning or questions to our class email.




Have fun and stay safe! Class 3J, Melissa, Helen, Jenny and Beth. 











Room on the Broom

Hello 3J i thought that you would like to listen to the story of Room on the Broom . Why not try to listen and spot the rhyming words or the words that sound the same?

Have fun love Beth.

Room on a Broom

Have a go……..
I found ‘cone’ and ‘bone’
I found ‘dog’ and ‘log’
I found ‘hat’ and ‘cat’

Letter formation

Good morning 3J.

This year we have been learning how to form letters correctly. There are lots of different ways to practise at home. Here are a few ideas for you.

You could use rice, flour or shaving foam:


Chalk and paint are also fun.


Some children  like mark making and forming patterns.


Whilst others are ready to form letters – ‘ladder letters’ use a similar movement, so are grouped together.


Have fun  at home and we would love to see some of your patterns or letter formation – please send them to chestnut@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk

Stay safe,

Helen, Beth, Jenny and Mel.

Make a Rainbow

Good morning 3J!

Have you seen all the rainbows as you are walking near your house? There are lots near my house. Some people have painted and drawn them and put them in their windows, some people have used chalk and drawn them on the road and other people have made huge flags and put them outside their house.

Today I thought we could carry out a simple experiment to create a rainbow.

We often start our sessions in school with a song so I have found this one you might like …



Now for our rainbow …

You will need


Warm Water 



Watch this video to find out what to do


After a few more minutes look at the final result.

We hope you enjoyed watching our experiment. Why don’t you give it a go?

We would love to see photos of your experiment or any other ways which you have created a rainbow.

Bye for now

Jenny, Helen, Beth and Mel

Summer 1 Topic

Hello everyone, we hope you are all keeping well and staying safe at home.

If we were in school our topic this half term would be “Dare to Be Different”. We thought it might be helpful to share an overview of the topic along with a few symbols which might be useful.


A large part of this topic was built around plants and how all plants are different. We were going to carry out surveys to look at the colour of flowers, use tally charts to record our survey and turn these in to simple graphs. We were also going to plant seeds and watch them grow.

Here is a song which has been a favourite with classes when they are developing their knowledge of growing and plants. Please click on the link which will take you to the video (sorry it doesn’t want to embed in this post!)


In art we were going to look at the artwork of famous artists such as Van Gogh and create our own interpretations. We have been busy at my house creating pictures of sunflowers. Here are our pictures … 

Why don’t you have a go at creating a sunflower picture or craft. We would love to see your creations.

Don’t forget to check back in later in the week for our next blog … we will be creating rainbows with a simple science experiment.

Good morning from Beth…

Hello Class 3J , its me Beth

I hope you are all well and staying safe at home just like me ,Jenny, Helen and Melissa.

I thought it would be nice to share some songs that you all know from our class morning group. Our Days of the week song, Months of the year song and the lovely feelings song.

I have made this video  for you to sing, listen and sign along to . Take care everyone. Hope to see you soon .


Days of the week song



Months of the Year Song


Feelings Song

Mindfulness with Melissa!

Hello 3J!

We hope you are all well and keeping safe at home.

In class we like to do lots of mindfulness to help keep us relaxed and calm. Here are a few of our favourites! Please feel free to join in with your families and let us know how you found it in the comments. Or even better send a picture or video to friendsofladywood@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk for us to see!


5 Finger Breathing


Rainbow Breathing 


Balloon Breathing


We hope you enjoyed the breathing exercies and are now feeling nice and relaxed!


Potion Making with Hermione

I’ve had a special visitor today.

Hermione took some time to make a potion with me and wondered if you’d like to make one too?

Hermione has been practicing making containers ‘full’, ‘half-full’,  and ‘3/4 full’ and you can find her potion below.

This potion made you fly.

Hermione also practiced measuring in ml. Here is her potion.

This potion made people invisible.

Why don’t you try making a potion and practicing your measuring skills? We’d love to see your potions so if you have a go let us know in the comments or send a picture through.

Happy Measuring

Stay home. Stay healthy.

Hi everyone in 3J,

We all hope that you are safe and well. We are all missing you lots but hope that you are having fun at home.  I have recorded  two videos to help  you stay fit and healthy. Have fun.



Here are some photos of all of us keeping fit at home.

Don’t forget to try, PE with Joe Wicks – on Friday it is ‘dress up Friday’ – my children are dressed as Harry Potter and Rapunzel. Let us know if complete the daily mile as well. Finally if you can think of a name for my gnome, please write in the comments. We would love to  see pictures of you all exercising and even dressing up.

Have fun, stay healthy and stay safe.

Helen, Mel, Jenny and Beth