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Ruswarp Church of England Primary School Think for Yourself and Act for Others

Autumn 2020


Details of Home Learning lessons can be found here

You can find the Sumdog Multiplication Tables Checker here.

Merry Christmas! (18th December)   Not everything went to plan when filming this year's Nativity... Have a great holiday! 

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Winter Warmers (18th December)   The winning designs of this year's Design a Christmas Jumper competition. Many congratulations to Valentine and Jude.

Three Wise Men (18th December)   Enjoy our segment of this year's Nativity production...

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (17th December)   Nativity art work by Eliza, Jude and Zara.

Festive Feast (16th December)   Today's lunch had a very festive flavour...

Top Class (16th December)   Our Science work on classification caused some debate...

Big Questions (15th December)   Recent RE work has included thoughts around the Trinity. Art by May.

Festive Fashion (14th December)   Raising money for a good cause...

HOMEWORK (wb 14th December)

YEAR 3: Maths, p19    English (Grammar), p12/13            YEAR 4: Maths, p19     English (Grammar), p14/15

Let It Snow (11th December)  Enjoy some of our recent art work.   Have a great weekend!

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Chained Up (10th December)    Making Victorian-style Christmas decorations. Our efforts created 14 metres of chain! 

Winter Wonderland (9th December)   With the weather turning colder, it's time for the return of these familiar characters...

We Have The Technology (8th December)   Taking spreadsheets to the next level...

HOMEWORK (wb 7th December)

YEAR 3: Maths, p18    English (Comprehension), p8/9            YEAR 4: Maths, p22     English (Comprehension), p8/9 

X-Ray Vision (4th December)   Skeleton studies with Mr Marsden...

Have a great weekend!

'Tis The Season (3rd December)   There must be a very good reason for this display of costumes and cheering... 

Here's One I Prepared Earlier... (2nd December)   Thanks to the recent successes of Eliza and Jacob, interest in CBBC's Blue Peter has increased dramatically. Why not visit the Project Zone and see if you can earn your own Blue Peter badge?


Art Attack (1st December)   The Gallery has been updated.

That Sinking Feeling (1st December)   An artistic approach to the subject of erosion...

HOMEWORK (wb 30th November)

YEAR 3: Maths, p8    English (Grammar), p24/25            YEAR 4: Maths, p13     English (Grammar), p24/25

Dictionary Corner (27th November)   Spelling challenges with Mr Marsden...

Have a great weekend!

Amazing Angles (25th November)   Numeracy in action as we set out to hunt down some elusive right angles...

Art Attack (23rd November)   The Gallery has been updated.

Let's Get Ready To Crumble (23rd November)   Investigating a curious case of erosion...

HOMEWORK (wb 23rd November)

YEAR 3: Maths, p20    English (Grammar), p68/69            YEAR 4: Maths, p18     English (Grammar), p84/85 

Seasons Greetings (20th November)   Visit the new Project Zone page for details of a design a Christmas card competition.

Have a great weekend!

Art Attack (19th November)   The Gallery has been updated.

Please Sir! (19th November)    History with Mr Marsden showed us that life in Victorian schools could be very hard...

Art Attack (18th November)   The Gallery has been updated.

Let There Be Light (17th November) Need something to brighten up your day? Our recent firework art might be just the thing.

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HOMEWORK (wb 16th November)

YEAR 3: Maths, p11    English (Comprehension), p6/7            YEAR 4: Maths, p12     English (Comprehension), p6/7 

Children In Need (13th November)   Raising money for a good cause...

Have a great weekend!

Remembrance (12th November)   Examples of this week's Remembrance Day poetry and art work...

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Art Attack (12th November)   The Gallery has been updated.

Lest We Forget (11th November)

Remembrance (10th November)   Our recent poetry work has had a serious theme... 

HOMEWORK (wb 9th November)

YEAR 3: Maths, p10    English (Grammar), p18/19            YEAR 4: Maths, p11     English (Grammar), p10/11

Over a barrel (6th November)   Guy Fawkes returns, but his barrels are packed with information rather than gunpowder...

Have a great weekend!

Remember, Remember... (5th November)   Poetry inspired by historic events...

Art Attack (4th November)   Enjoy these newly unearthed photographs of our recent Lowry-based sketch work.

HOMEWORK (wb 2nd November)

YEAR 3: Maths, p9    English (Grammar), p6/7            YEAR 4: Maths, p10     English (Grammar) p12/13

Looking at Lowry (23rd October)   Recent Art work has seen us exploring the style of the famous artist L S Lowry...

Have a great, safe holiday!

Time For Tables (23rd October)   Still stumped with your 7x table? You are? Well, Isla's song might be just what you need... 

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The Shape Of Things To Come (22nd October)   Enjoy further newly-discovered photographs from our recent 2D Shape work...

Tables Time (21st October)   A direct link to Sumdog's Multiplication Tables Checker has been added above.   

Struggling to remember your 2x table?   Well, don't panic!   This helpful video by Evan might be just what you need...

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Art Attack (20th October)   The Gallery has been updated.

Shape Up! (20th October)   Enjoy exclusive photographs of our recent 2D Shape work...

HOMEWORK (wb 19th October)

YEAR 3: Maths, p13    English (Comprehension), p4/5            YEAR 4: Maths, p9     English (Comprehension), p4/5

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (16th October)   The complete collection of our H. G. Wells-inspired art. Have a great weekend!

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Earth Rocks 2 (16th October)  Enjoy further pictures of our rock research. Art by Elliot, Jacob, Alfie, Jessica, Connor and Seth.

Health and Safety (15th October)   Here is some excellent advice c/o Frankie, Valentine and Viviann.

Earth Rocks (14th October)   A hectic afternoon of Science with Mr Marsden and Mrs Bell exploring the different types of rocks. 

Poetry Please (13th October)   Check out our new Performance Poetry page to see what we've been working on...

Antiques Roadshow (12th October)   Today we had the opportunity to look at some genuine Victorian artefacts c/o Jessica

HOMEWORK (wb 12th October)

YEAR 3: Maths, p12    English (Grammar), p10/11            YEAR 4: Maths, p8     English (Grammar), p8/9

Hooked on Classics (9th October)   Further Victorian novels have arrived...

Have a great weekend!

Art Attack (8th October)   The Gallery has been updated.

Fully Booked (8th October)   Welcome to our library of Victorian novels!

Location, Location, Location (7th October)   

Team work in action as Geography and Numeracy unite... but how on Earth does a battleship fit into things?

Smile! (6th October)   What brightens up our day? Quite a few things actually...

Art Attack (5th October)   The Gallery has been updated.

The Punctuation Situation (5th October)   A performance approach to commas in lists...

HOMEWORK (wb 5th October)

YEAR 3: Maths, p7    English (Grammar), p46/47            YEAR 4: Maths, p7     English (Grammar), p42/43

Thought For The Day (2nd October)

Have a great weekend!

Guess Who? (1st October)   The Invisible Man returns... Art by Jess, Oliver, Valentine, Aurora and Alfie.

Art Attack (30th September)   The Gallery has been updated.
Art Attack (29th September)   The Gallery has been updated.

The Shape Of Things To Come (29th September)   Enjoy more examples of our recent 3D shape investigation...

Now You See Him... (28th September)   The Victorians created many famous literary characters, including this chap: the Invisible Man. Art by Isla, Viviann, Frankie, Max, Seth and Eliza. More coming soon...

HOMEWORK (wb 28th September)

YEAR 3: Maths, p6    English (Comprehension), p2/3            YEAR 4: Maths, p6     English (Comprehension), p2/3

In Great Shape (25th September)   Our exploration of nets and 3D shapes produced some colourful results...

Have a great weekend!

Art Attack (25th September)   The Gallery has been updated.
Art Attack (24th September)   The Gallery has been updated.

Trees of Terror (24th September)   Dare you enter the fearful forest of the Ice Palace...?

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Rock and Roll (23rd September)   Recent Science work has involved investigating the properties of rocks...  

Art Attack (22nd September)   The Gallery has been updated.

What have the Victorians ever done for us? (22nd September)   Quite a lot as it turns out...

Art by Crystal, Eliza, Isla, Jess, Jude and Valentine.

HOMEWORK (wb 21st September)

YEAR 3: Maths, p4/5    English (Grammar), p8/9            YEAR 4: Maths, p4/5     English (Grammar), p6/7

Heaven's Above (18th September)   This week we've been creating a selection of new prayers...

Have a great weekend!

Art Attack (18th September)   We have a new gallery page! You can find it here.

The Forest of Fear (17th September)   Today's Literacy explored the perils of the Ice Palace forest... 

Head to Head (16th September)   The many faces of Queen Victoria... Art by Max, Crystal, Jude, Jess, Seth, Will, Aurora, Eliza, Isabella, Isla and Henry.

The Research Search (15th September)   

The hunt was on for Queen Victoria facts! However, we found them lurking in some rather unusual places...

The Big Freeze (14th September)   Beware the spooky forest of the Ice Palace... More coming soon.

HOMEWORK (wb 14th September)

YEAR 3: Maths, p2/3    English (Grammar), p4/5            YEAR 4: Maths, p2/3     English (Grammar), p4/5

Smashing (11th September)   After so many years ruling the country Queen Victoria was starting to look shattered...

Have a great weekend!

High Drama (10th September)   This morning's text work took a dramatic turn...

Question Time (9th September)    Today's look at sentence types raised some interesting questions...

Back In Time (8th September)

The first day back and straight into the past as we took a look at our own timelines. Art by Aurora, Crystal and Frankie.

Useful Information


8.45am - 8.55am - Doors open

3.15pm - End of day


Monday (from 14th September) - new homework/previous homework marked 

Thursday (from 10th September) - x-tables test/new x-tables allocated

Friday (from 11th September) - PE

As you may know, you can find further details about the new school routines in the letter below (dated 3rd September)

These are the areas that we aim to look at this term: