3SM 2018 - 2019

Mr Mason

Welcome to 3SM's class page!


My name is Mr Mason. I have been at Offley for over six years and I have been teaching for over 18 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, though I love reading all types of history.


Week 2 Spring 2 update

Well, what a week we have had! The children have been working really hard in Science week and have been fanrastic when we have had guests in class and school.  Our Star of the Week this week.were Alexandra for being an enthusiastic Scientist.

On Monday, the children had a hands on session with a 'BeeKeeper' (don't worry, no bees or children were harmed!). Tuesday saw United Utilities come into the classroom and the children learnt about the natural water cycle and what we as humans have to do in order to have healthy, safe water. We also talked a lot about saving water and why this is important. On Wednesday, the children had a session with a Sports coach who got the children to explore the benefits of exercise and healthy living. Friday was busy, with the children having a First aid lesson from St John's Ambulance. They learnt about the service and what they should do to help other people in different scenarios. This was all in addition to our 'Chain Reaction' competition, where the children had to be engineers and create a chain of reactions using everyday objects. The children have an Engineer's log book in which they recorded their ideas and reflections.

Learning about the water cycle. How and why to save water. How to sling an arm. Practicing our bandaging.
Planning our 'chain reactions'. Building our chain reactions.


This week we have been writing our innovation stories based on our text Redbeard the Pirate. The children have been changing elements to make the story their own. Next week they will 'invent' their own Pirate story, using all of the features we have learnt.


Below are two links to some book reviews for the children to use. On a Friday the children have 'Free Friday' which means they can bring any book they like and read and share it. They also need to write a book review when they finish their books.


In Maths this week started to look at time. We have only completed a couple of lessons due to Science week but we have started on reading analogue time.


Foundation subjects

We have now finished answering our BIG question for our PBL this term, 'Can humans survive without the Rainforset? How do we know?'. In PE the children have started athletics with Mrs Clarkson. We have been exploring whether we should drink tap water or bottled water, discussing the cost to the environment and to our pockets when we drink bottled water.In French we have been learning to say what our favourite colour is.

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Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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