Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

Every child, every day, to learn, to laugh, to love and pray.


Hello Sycamore, 


I hope that you are all working hard at home.  It has been lovely seeing some photos of your home learning so keep them coming. 


Have a look further down the page for more resources and activities that you can do at home.


If you have any questions about your home learning, please email me on and I will be happy to answer them.


I look forward to seeing more of your hard work.


Mrs Robinson

Home Learning Week 1 and 2

Home Learning Resources



Determiners 'a' and 'an'



I have set up Times Table Rockstars so that children who are in my Maths group have appropriate times tables.  If you need logins, please send me an email and I will email them out to you.



Don't forget to pick a famous person from Accrington and create a biography about their life.  The more creative the better.  


Send me some pictures of your creations.



Other useful resources or activities

Welcome to Sycamore

Welcome back after a lovely half-term holiday.  We have lots of exciting things happening this half-term.  Scroll down and have a look.




I would like to introduce myself and our team, I am Mrs Robinson.

For those new to KS2 I will give you a bit of an overview of our day as this will be different to KS1. 

In the morning, the children are taught in year groups for English.  I teach the Year 3 children and Mrs Whittaker will teach the Year 4 children.  In Maths, the children are streamed into groups so some children in Sycamore will be taught by myself or taught by Mrs Whittaker. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to arrange a meeting or ask me at the end of the school day. 





Year 3 with Mrs Robinson


In English, this half term, we will be looking at the poem Mr Mistoffelee's by T.S.Lewis.  We will be using this to structure our own poems and create our own cats.

After poetry, we will be using the novel 'Tily and The Time Machine' to write our own short stories.

Our grammar focus for this half term will be:


-powerful verbs

-subordinate clauses


Our class novel for this term is 'The London Eye Mystery'




Mrs Robinson’s Group

This half term we will be developing our knowledge of written methods.  We have now mastered the column method so we will be working on the grid method for multiplication and using the number lines to divide.

We will begin to look at fractions and how they relate to division.  We will also focus on rounding numbers up and down.


Every Friday there will be a times table test. This will focus on the 2, 5, 3, 4, 6 and 7 times tables this half term so make sure you are practising them.  


I would encourage the children to practice their times tables on ‘Times Table Rock stars’. If you have any questions about how this works please ask.




The main focus this half term will be History.  We are learning all about our local area.  We will focus on workers rights in factories and learn more about this on our school trip to the People's Museum in Manchester.


In Science we will learning all forces and doing some exciting investigations.




- Make sure your child has their reading book every day and they read regularly at home.  Reading books need to be signed by an adult so that we know the children have been reading at home.

-Practice your times tables on 'Times Table Rockstars'

- Indoor PE this half term will be on Wednesday.  

-We will be swimming every Monday so don't forget your kit!

-Please have indoor and outdoor PE kits in school all half term.

Mrs Whittaker - Please see the following leaflet to see what Mrs Whittaker is up to in her group.

Meet our class

January 2020 - In Geography this week we have been comparing maps of our school from today, the 1950's and even as far back as 1890.

January 2020 - Have a look at us using our dictionary skills in our spelling lesson.

January 2020 - In Geography we have been looking at maps. We had to guess what we thought the ordinance survey symbols represented.

January 2020 - Here we are having a great time during Eco Week.

Look who got caught reading! In our class we love reading so every time we are caught reading we get our name in a jar. At the end of the week, we randomly pick our star reader.

Take a look at our DT week. We really enjoyed learning all about circuits and using them to make our own torches.

Have a look at the fun we had during our Lego Workshop during DT week.

The Spider and the fly

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Take a look at us in English performing the classic poem The Spider and the Fly.

The Spider and the Fly

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In Science, we had to investigate what the age of our skeleton was. We had great fun looking at all the different parts of the body and even named him John Skele.

Here we are getting our Accrington Stanley shirts. Some of us even made it onto Radio Lancashire!

Have a look at the pictures from our school trip to Gazegill Farm and Bolton Abbey

Here we are enjoying our homemade ice cream

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