Class 3 - Mr Weighman's Class

Our Spring Term 2 whole school topic is 'Scientists'. We are reading 'Room 13'by Robert Swindells. We are learning about writing to persuade and convince in English, learning about states of matter in Science and in Maths we are learning about measures.

P.E. is scheduled to take place on Monday afternoons but please ensure kits are in school all week in case the weather causes timetable changes.

Swimming is every Thursday afternoon.

Music is on Tuesday afternoon - please make sure instruments are in school every Tuesday.

Spellings are sent out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.

Homework books are also sent out on Friday and need to be returned before the following Thursday for homework to be seen.

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Abigail Wooff(less than a year ago)

Elle's story is the best because of all the detail.

Cb(less than a year ago)

I loved the one that was called "the mysterious message!"

Rio(less than a year ago)

There story's are awesome enjoyed them lots

Rhys(less than a year ago)

I loved all the story l like were on Elle's were super e said arrr arrr

EL JH(less than a year ago)

Elle your writing was amazing it was soooooooo detailed. Katie good words for said and it was perfect

Olly(less than a year ago)

This school is such a pleasure to be in even though we are a small school with a big heart and that we have lovely people that have great handwriting…

Charlotte(less than a year ago)

The mysterious message is awesome

Aaron(less than a year ago)

It was a great day when we went to the geargion theatre and it has been a really fun year

Clayton(less than a year ago)

Love this school bring your your child here wonderful go on nice trips your child would love it here from Clayton year 6

Sophie Murray(less than a year ago)

I really liked the bit about how Mrs Stevenson gave mr weighman the thortuns chocolate it was really funny

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We are reading about a school trip to Whitby in Robert Swindell's Room 13. Here are our descriptions of Whitby Abbey. We hope that by listening to them you can almost imagine you are actually there in Whitby yourself.

For the C3 Christmas Movie Premiere please click  here

Check out our awesome superhero stories based around Mrs Stevenson being kidnapped!

Our aim was to excite the reader using varied vocabulary and using strategies to build in suspense.

What do you think of them?

We created our own book covers using an app called 'Pic Collage' (which is free to download on iOS and Android devices at home too). We developed our skills in photography, importing and editing images.



We have written some terrifying descriptions of 'The Scarecrow' - a villain from the Batman comics. Our focus was to scare the reader using precise features and vocabulary in our writing - please let us know in the comments section if we were successful! We also created some creepy artwork to go with our haunting depictions.

Liz Million

Author/Illustrator Visitor

We loved meeting Liz Million, her drawings were amazing and we got loads of top tips! We are now working on our own super-cool superhero cartoon characters as part of our 'What Makes a Hero?' whole school topic.

In our preparation for Remembrance Day we had a very special visitor in school. We loved meeting Frank who served in WWII in the Navy and felt very lucky and privileged to hear his wartime stories first hand. Here are some of the lovely prayers Class Three children wrote on their Remembrance crosses:

Dear God, Thank you God for the brave soldiers who gave up their lives for us and please help us to be brave like them, Amen. Elle

Dear God, Thank you for the soldiers who protected us and our country and please take care of them in Heaven, Amen. Layton

We have started two experiments:

 "Why Should We Wash Our Hands?"

and "What Effect Can Liquids Have On Teeth?"

What do you think will happen to our eggs and bread?

Week 2

Week 3

Our hand washing experiment has sadly come to an end as even the washed hand piece of bread is now very mouldy! Interestingly, we noticed the corner of the control where it was touched has a circle shaped mould patch.

Wild West Puppet Shows

To finish off our Wild West whole school topic we wrote play scripts and created our own characters and setting props.

Have a look at a selection below.

Wassily Kandinsky

We looked at Kandinsky's abstract art pieces this week. Here are a few of our own interpretations.

Transition Days

Our future Year Four children joined us in Class Three this week to find out what it will be like in September.

We made some skeleton rib cage models and some 3D teeth ready for our 'Beautiful Bodies' topic next year!

Can you guess who is who?

Leave a comment in the guestbook with your guesses!

KS2 After School Club

WE WON! Our year sixes won the North Yorkshire Sumdog Competition - answering an average of 884 out of 1000 questions correctly! Year four and five achieved a Daily Winner award. Also for the first time we had two top ten students! Check out our certificates below!

Elm Ridge Methodist Church Trip

We had a lovely trip to Elm Ridge Methodist Church in Darlington as part of our 'Special Places' R.E. topic. It was extremely interesting to find out that it started out as a house and the story of how it became a church.



A horrible bunch of Vikings invaded Barton School armed with personally designed shields and helmets! They played Viking board games, baked Viking food, fought each other and wrote about fierce battles.

We have read, watched and listened to lots of different Viking sagas this half-term and this week we drafted some sagas of our own.  

"Biorn drew his mighty sword and charged. At first the monster did nothing. It just stared at the Viking gormlessly. But as Biorn ran at it, about to strike it with his sword, it stood up and stomped a giant foot sending Biorn flying!" Lydia 

 "Biorn draws his sword and bangs it against his battle-worn shield. Subsequently, the thundering clamour grabs the monster's attention and he lets out a deafening roar. Biorn – who has a short temper – stares at the town that is now set ablaze." Diana 

 "Long stairs wind themselves around Valhalla. Cool carvings and nightmarish symbols on an immense fiery palace. Scorching flames licking the walls. This is Biorn's version of paradise! Biorn set out on his worthy quest to find a valiant death." Joe 

You can read some more of our Sagas here:




You can re-watch some of the videos we used in class by clicking on these links:

Loki's Sagas

The Saga of Biorn

We LOVED our 'Space' topic! To enter our Astronaut Testing Area click here

Something is Odd In Class Three.....

Check out our artwork and short story introductions inspired by the first page of Shaun Tan's 'The Odd Thing'.

We read 'Wolf' by Gillian Cross as our class reader to go with our Traditional Tales writing topic. Here are our first drafts of descriptions of Goldie's house from the first time Cassy visits. Our writing focus was on creating an atmosphere to entice the reader. Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment in our guestbook!

Here are our descriptions of the 'mysterious man' that Cassy meets at Goldie's House. We were focusing on using precise phrases to aid and develop his personality through our narratives.

What was life like in 1455?

We have been using our investigation and research skills to find out differences in lifestyles of the rich and the poor

around the time of the War of the Roses.

We're hatching a plan...!

We like to carefully plan, edit and re-draft our writing to make it precise and so we can get it to be just how we like it!

We programmed our own Scratch games in Computing.

Why not ride 'Santa's Sleigh' by Jacoub? Have a 'Tour of the School' by Lottie or solve Joe's tricky maze puzzle?

You can play Sumdog at home on most tablets and computers

(it's free to download and play!)

The school code is: bartoncofe 

Please see Mr Weighman if you've lost your login or can't get it to work!

In March we finished in second place overall out of the whole county!

We were the top scorers on two days!
We were the top scorers on two days!
We came 2nd!
We came 2nd!
Abigail and Diana made it into the top 30!
Abigail and Diana made it into the top 30!
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