3SM 2019 - 2020

Mr Mason

Welcome to 3SM's class page!

2019 - 20

My name is Mr Mason. I have been at Offley for over sevenyears and I have been teaching for nearly 20 years. During this time I have taught across schools in Kent and Cheshire. I am a member of the senior leadership team as Assistant Head and I currently run the Lower Keystage 2 team; I am also the Assessment and Curriculum coordinator. I am married with 4 children, I keep fit and love reading. My favourite genre is historical fiction.

Information for Spring Term: Swimming starts Tuesday 14th Jamuary, please bring swimming kit (towel, swimming clothes in a separate bag) each Tuesday. Please make sure that PE kits are in school every day, PE will be taught on Thurdays during PPA time.

Another great week in 3SM!

In English this week, the children have revised their learning from Year 2 using comparatives and superlatives within their writing (adding er and est onto adjectives) and using adverbs and how to use them to describe speech verbs. Later on in the week, they then wrote a speech sandwich (speech, followed by an action sentence, followed by speech). At the end of the week, they revised adding prefixes onto root words. Next week, they are going to write a descriptive paragraph from a scene in our text Stone Age Boy.

In Maths this week, the children have continued with their learning reading analogue clocks to the nearest minute and recording as digital time using 12 hour format. Later on in the week, they learnt about the 24 hour clock and why/when we use it. One of the tricky points was that midnight is recorded as 00:00 and the fact that the hour numbers keep on counting after 12 noon.

Next week, we are going to be measuring and recording time using seconds and working out time durations in seconds, minutes and hours.

In our history project, we have completed a timeline to show the children where the Stone Age and their previous History learning is placed in British history. They have learnt about the different homes that the Stone Age people lived in and the materials used for building them. Our 'Big Question' is 'What did the prehistoric people do for us?' Over the next few weeks, the children are going to find out the answers to their questions.


In Science this week, the children have continued their learning about rocks. They are beginning to learn how each type of rock is formed and have drawn diagrams with explanations for igneous (from volcanoes) and sedimentary (made from fragments of sediment layered over thousands of years)> Next week, they will focus on metamorphic (an igneous or sedimentary rock that has changed due to heat and pressure from the earth). Ask your child if they can remember the 3 types.


In Religious Education we are learning about the Islamic faith. This week, the children have thought about questions to ask to find out more about Mohammad and have learnt about 'The Night of Power'. We have found out that Angel Jibreel visited Mohammad when he was meditating in a cave at Mount Hira. The children used role play to imagine how the crowd might have reacted to seeing Mohammed fleeing the mountain in terror. 

In PE, the children created a sequence of movements at various levels using different parts of their body as contact points to the mat.


Science Week

Once again we will be hosting Science week in school. This event allows our pupils to get involved with hands on experiments and listen to science and engineering professionals. We want to engage pupils in jobs for the future and this is a great insight for them, so please come and share your skills and passion for science and engineering. Examples of previous helpers:

• Structural engineers doing a hands on experiment teaching how to make structures out of spaghetti and paper

• Nurse – teaching children first aid

• Forensic team - setting up a crime scene and getting the children to solve the crime

These are just a few of the ideas that we have had in previous years, so if you know anyone who could spare half a day or even an hour, then we would love to hear from you. Please call the school office on 01270 685355 to express your interest or email admin@offleyprimaryacademy.co.uk or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.

Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020



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The Curriculum map for the year is attached on this page.

To help the children I have linked some fantastic phonic resources which can be found here, including interactive games and printable sheets.

As parents you can access your childs reading here at the Accelerated Reader website - HomeConnect


In French we have been learning about basic greetings. This website can help you at home: French with Alexa.

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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

For General enquiries:
Tel: 01270 685 355
Email: admin@offleyprimaryacademy.co.uk.

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