Hello Yellow Class!


We only have one week left before the summer holidays! It's been a mixed up year and I've really missed seeing you all. Keep working for one more week and then we can enjoy the summer holidays. Keep safe and well!


Missing you all, Mrs Rice. 

Have you have read How to Not Go To School yet? If not, take a look. It looks at issues that might be affecting you during lock down, such as missing your friends.

Home Schooling Support

Please see the videos below for support from the Lancashire Professional Development Service.

English Work: 13th to 17th July

While we are all having to stay at home, First News is being made available to us, on-line, each week. White and Lime Classes already have a subscription for the paper copy, paid for with money raised by The Friends of Tonacliffe. Thank  you, the children really enjoy it.

Calling all budding Times Tables Rock Legends!


 8 amazing children in key stage 2, have already achieved the status of Rock Legend.


If you have not done the Studio activity 10 times in the last month, please do it 10 times over the next few days.

Make sure that you have no distractions. Speed and accuracy are crucial.

Your status will be updated, and if you reach a new status, your certificates will be e-mailed to you.


There are 11 steps to achieve Rock Legend Status, but if you practise enough, and get faster, you can jump some of the steps to get to the top more quickly.


New Artist - Wannabe - Garage Rocker - Busker - Gigger - Unsigned Act - Breakthrough - Support Act

Headliner - Rock Star - Rock Legend


Once you have been on Studio 10 times, only go back to it after a month. Then do it 10 times again to see if you have improved.

In the meantime, keep practising on Garage or Gig.

Don’t forget, you can also challenge other children on Rockslam.

additional online learning


   You can now use your ttrockstars username and password to access Numbots from this website.

This will give you different addition and subtraction activities. If you have any problems, please email

The week beginning 09.03.20 was Science Week. The children in Yellow class used their knowledge from our Forces and Magnets topic to make Climbing Bugs, Hovering  Butterflies, Balancing Snakes and Zooming Balloons!
Thursday 5th March 2020 was World Book Day. Year 3 children all brought a potato into school decorated as a character from a book. Some children had also collected information about a famous author. The children had an enjoyable day making a pop-up book about a famous author. Also, they designed a book token to enter into a national competition.

Friday 14th February was International Book Swap Day. Thank you for all the books that were donated to school. Every child has taken one book that was brought into school. We hope the children will swap the books again when they have read them.

Tuesday 11th February was Safer Internet Day. The children joined in activities about keeping safe on the internet. We wrote some poems about keeping safe and had some good discussions. In these pictures the children have been given a scenario about online safety and go to the answer they think is the correct response (positioned around the classroom) in that situation. Then we discussed what they thought about it and what they would do in that situation.

Pictures from our 'Bring a book and bear day' on Friday 17th January 2020

Some of our Learning Log homeworks.






We start this half-term looking at stories with issues and dilemmas which is linked to our geography topic. Then, we will move on to diary writing which will be linked to a character from the class novel. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation as well as continuing to develop our use of interesting vocabulary. Spellings will be sent home to learn on a weekly basis (the test will be on a Thursday). Please encourage your child to learn how to spell these words – the children will continue to learn useful strategies that will help their learning.

Please make sure your child reads their reading book at least four times a week and sign their diary to reflect this.



We will start this half-term by continuing to build upon the children's understanding of formal addition and subtraction column method. Then, re-cap on multiplication and division strategies learnt last term and continue to build upon these strategies. We will develop our mental mathematics in particular mentally adding and subtracting. As well as looking at 3d shape, fractions, volume/capacity/mass and problem solving involving money and measure.

You could support your child greatly by helping them to learn all their times tables at home. The children will be able to practice their times tables by logging onto the website. Each Friday, certificates are given to the three children who have practiced the most that week. We will also be spending time in school working on times tables and we will have regular times table and arithmetic tests.



We are continuing with our topic 'What On Earth', investigating world countries, mountains, volcanoes and rivers. 



Our drawing theme will be linked to the class novel Skellig.



The children will be investigating our new topic - Living Things and Their Habitats.



Swimming will be on Wednesday and Thursday for certain children. Those children who are not going swimming will have both an indoor and an outdoor PE session on the same days. Your child will have been told if they are to continue to go swimming. The focus for PE is target games. 

Your child will only need trainers, not pumps.

Label all PE clothing, including footwear.


General Information




Please ensure your child reads at least four times a week at home and have their diary signed by the person who listens to them read. Ensure your child brings their reading book and diary into school every day as opportunities will arise for reading throughout the week. All children will have a guided reading session at least once a week with a teacher.


Help your child learn their times tables up to 12 x 12.(


Homework will be given out each Friday. Spellings will be tested on a Thursday.


Learning Log homework has been sent out for this half term, this is glued in the yellow learning log book. Please could these be returned to school by the last Wednesday before the end of term at the latest, although they can be returned on any Wednesday throughout this half term.


If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.


Many thanks.


Mrs Rice

School is open to key worker and vulnerable children - please see the parent section on the school's website. When Lancashire County Council say it is safe to open to wider pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Six, school will inform parents.