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Year 3

Home Learning 15/1/21

Good morning Year 3,

 

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. Well done for trying so hard this week, I am really proud of you all. I know learning at home isn’t quite the same as in school. You might find that some days are harder than others. Please don’t feel that you have to complete all of the work that I put on here. Just try your best and do what you can.

 

We will have our live session today at 11:30 a.m. which will be the time tables test for the 3 times tables and also the division facts. Also have a think about your favourite joke or your favourite thing in the world (it could be a toy, a person, something that you enjoy doing) so that you can share it with your friends.

 

When using Google Classroom, only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

See you later

Mr Kingsley

 

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English

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play verbs in space. You need to whack the robot holding the verb. Remember that a verb is a doing word

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/verbs/

 

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Today we are going to write up our poem using our ideas from yesterday. You can use the writing prompts in the resources to help. There are two levels of difficulty:

Level 1: Use the same rhyming words as the real version. Just add your own scary or nonsense ideas.

Level 2: Make up your own version using your own rhyming ideas from yesterday and keep line 3 the same.

 

Break time (15 mins)

We normally have break time around now so why not take some time out? Try to get outside and do some exercise or if you can’t do something that you enjoy for a while.

 

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play this subtraction fruit splat game. The idea is to use your number facts to find the answers quickly. Splat the fruit with the right answer. Try a lower level first to build up your confidence:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-game/

 

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below: 

https://vimeo.com/475444308

 

Level 2

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. https://vimeo.com/480763110

 

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

 

Reading time (30/35 mins)

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the elephants comprehension (see resources). Choose the level that’s right for you (three stars is the most difficult)

Level 2

If you normally read with me, then please complete the comprehension about Usain Bolt (see resources). One star will probably be enough on this one unless you are a very confident reader.

 

This afternoon is usually Golden Time so you can have some free time to do whatever you choose. I have put some activities in the resources that you might like to do.

 

Well done for a fantastic week’s work. I hope that you have a lovely weekend with your families. Take care and I will see you next week

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

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Home Learning 14/1/21

Hi Year 3,

 

N.B: Many apologies as we have some computer hardware problems in school this morning so unfortunately the live session cannot go ahead this morning as planned. More details about tomorrow's live lesson later

 

Have a great day everyone and keep working hard.

 

Mr Kingsley

 

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English

Warm up 5-10 mins

Have some time to practise your new spellings on Spelling Shed

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Over the next couple of days, we will be doing some writing about a poem called ‘Life Doesn’t Frighten Me’ by Maya Angelou (see resources). Read it through first of all. What do you notice about it? What do you like about it? What does it make you think about? Then we are going to think of some rhyming pairs. You will need the rhyming dictionary for this (see resources). I have chosen some words that you will need to make rhyming pairs with:

Park

Dream

Door

Bat

Telephone

Zoo

Step 1 make the word above into frightening (or a nonsense) sentence. You could use scary describing words or talk about something/somebody doing something there. In this sort of poem, they don't have to make sense. 

E.G A gruesome ghost in a park / or A scary monster hiding in a park.

Step 2 choose a word from the rhyming dictionary to rhyme with the first word and turn that into a scary idea     

E.G A goblin hiding in the dark

Draw pictures to illustrate your ideas

 

Break time (15 mins)

We normally have break time around now so why not take some time out? Try to get outside and do some exercise or if you can’t do something that you enjoy for a while.

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play this symmetry matching game. Remember for a shape or picture to be symmetrical it must be exactly the same on both sides of the mirror line.

Symmetry Matching - Reflective symmetry game for 4 to 8 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below: Aut3.11.1 - Multiply by 3 on Vimeo

Level 2

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. 

https://vimeo.com/480763110

 

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

P.M

Times tables practise (5/10 mins)

Remember on Friday this week, we are going to have a times tables test as part of our live session. We are going to start with a times tables that you should know - the 3 times tables. You will need to know both the tables and the division facts (see resources). You will need to know them as facts (without much time to think about it). Good ways to do this is are:

 

  • Get a grown up to test you

  • Chant them to yourself

  • Write them down

  • Play a game to help you learn them:

Mental Maths Train - A Four Operations Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

 

Reading time (30/35 mins)

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the The Gingerbread man comprehension (see resources). Choose the level that’s right for you (three stars is the most difficult)

Level 2

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension looking after a hamster (see resources). Choose a level that is right for you (three stars is the most challenging

 

Grammar (30 – 40 mins)

Today we are going to learn about Homophones These are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings e.g.

See /sea

Be/ bee

Pair/pear

Watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet (see resources).

"Homophone Monkey Song" by Waterford.org - YouTube

Art (40-50 mins)

As we are learning all about healthy eating, we are going to learn all about a famous artist who loved to use healthy food in his work. His name was Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Watch this clip to find out about him: Mister Maker Discovers Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Food Art! - YouTube

Then, read the Power Point (see resources). After that, have a go at drawing one of his famous pictures (see resources) Or you can try and draw a friendly face using only fruits and vegetables!!

 

Well done for another day’s hard work. See you all tomorrow.

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

Home Learning 13/1/21

Hi Year 3,

 

Welcome to another day of learning at home. Looks like it’s going to rain today, but don’t worry we’re still going to have lots of fun.

 

Great to see so many of you on the live session yesterday. Unfortunately, I can’t do a 9:30 a.m. today as I am in a meeting. The timings of live sessions for the rest of this week are:

 

Weds – 11.30 a.m. Quiz (see details below)

Thurs – 9.30 a.m. - English

Fri – 11.30 a.m. – 3 times tables and division facts test/ sharing work.

 

Remember on Friday this week, we are going to have a times tables test as part of our live session. We are going to start with a times tables that you should know - the 3 times tables. You will need to know both the tables and the division facts (see resources). You will need to know them as facts (without much time to think about it). Good ways to do this is:

 

  • Get a grown up to test you
  • Chant them to yourself
  • Write them down
  • Play a game to help you learn them:

Mental Maths Train - A Four Operations Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

 

Have a great day

Mr Kingsley

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English

Warm up 5-10 mins

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Today we are going to write our own version of ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti. Use the writing prompt to help you (see resources) Write each question and then your own answer. You can use some of the ideas that you came up with yesterday. Your version doesn’t have to rhyme and you can just write the question and then the answer. E.g.

 

What is pink? A baby precious as gold is pink

What is red? A luscious cherry when it’s ripe is red

 

Remember to extend your ideas like we did yesterday by:

  • Using an ‘ing’ verb e.g. a splendid rose growing in a summer garden is pink.
  • Using the word ‘when’ to add detail e.g. the sky when it’s the middle of summer is blue.
  • A simile to compare something about the item to something else (but not the colour) e.g. a cloud as a soft as a marshmallow is white

 

Break time (15 mins)

We normally have break time around now so why not take some time out? Try to get outside and do some exercise or if you can’t do something that you enjoy for a while.

 

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play this Toy Shop money game by choosing the right coins to buy the things. Choose a level to suit you:

Toy Shop Money Game (GBP) - 4 to 11 year olds - Topmarks

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below: Aut3.10.5 - Divide by 10 on Vimeo

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. Aut3.12.1 - The 4 times-table on Vimeo

 

Live session 11:30 a.m.

Today, we are going to have a 2d shape quiz so you will need some paper and something to write with. I will give clues about each shape. I have included a help sheet in the resources so that you can remind yourself of the shape names. If you like, you could have this by your side to look at during the quiz.

 

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

P.M

Spelling test (15 mins)

Get a grown up to test you on the spellings. I’ve included a list of them in the resources.

 

Reading time (30/35 mins)

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the Three Billy Goat’s Gruff comprehension (see resources). Choose the level that’s right for you (three stars is the most difficult)

Level 2

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension looking after pet dogs (see resources). Choose a level that is right for you (three stars is the most challenging).

 

French (30 – 40 mins)

Watch these two fun clips about counting to 20

In this one, Alexa revises numbers 1 to 20 - how to pronounce them and how to read the words.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-REbL2OU0

 

 

There is also a fun song by Alain le Lait about the numbers 1 to 20 which I’d like you to sing along with.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY

 

P.E (30 – 40 mins)

Try this Joe Wick’s workout – it’s really fun!!

PE With Joe | Friday 1st May - YouTube

 

Well done for another day’s hard work. See you all tomorrow.

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley, Mrs Lyth

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Home Learning 12/1/21

Hi Year 3,

 

Welcome to another day of learning at home. There isn’t any rain forecast today so try to get some exercise and fresh air outside if you can.

 

Today, for the live session, I am going to teach the English input (below) to both the children in school and the children at home at the same time. This will start at 9.30 a.m. We would like to trial this approach to see if it is successful. If you cannot attend, that is absolutely fine, you should still be able to do the lesson by following the instructions below.

 

Also, on Friday this week, we are going to have a times tables test as part of our live session. We are going to start with a times tables that you should know - the 3 times tables. You will need to know both the tables and the division facts (see resources). You will need to know them as facts (without much time to think about it). Good ways to do this is:

 

  • Get a grown up to test you
  • Chant them to yourself
  • Write them down
  • Play a game to help you learn them:

Mental Maths Train - A Four Operations Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

 

Have a great day

Mr Kingsley

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English

Warm up 5-10 mins

Rehearse you spellings on Spelling Shed. Mrs Smethurst has set some new spellings so have some time to rehearse them. We will have our spelling test tomorrow as usual.

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Today we are going to do some more work on the poem ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti. You will need your ideas from yesterday as we are going to add more detail to them so that they are really fantastic. You can add more detail by:

  • Using an ‘ing’ verb e.g. a splendid rose growing in a summer garden is pink.
  • Using the word ‘when’ to add detail e.g. the sky when it’s the middle of summer is blue.
  • A simile to compare something about the item to something else (but not the colour) e.g. a cloud as a soft as a marshmallow is white
  • The only rule is that you have to keep the colour at the end of all your sentences (otherwise the final version won’t rhyme)

Write all your extended sentences down in readiness for tomorrow’s poetry writing.

Break time (15 mins)

We normally have break time around now so why not take some time out? Try to get outside and do some exercise or if you can’t do something that you enjoy for a while.

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play fruit splat by splatting the fruit with the numerals that match the words. Choose a level of challenge that’s right for you. 

Number Words - Early Math- Fruit Splat Game - Math Game (sheppardsoftware.com)

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below: Aut3.10.4 - Divide by 5 on Vimeo

Level 2.

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. Aut3.11.5 - Divide by 4 on Vimeo

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

P.M

Reading time (30/35 mins)

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the Three Little Pigs comprehension (see resources). Choose the level that’s right for you (three stars is the most difficult)

 

 

Level 2

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension about the United Kingdom which will be useful for our Geography lesson this afternoon (see resources). Choose a level that is right for you (three stars is the most challenging).

Geography (30 – 40 mins)

Today we are going to learn about the countries that make up our country (The United Kingdom). Split your page into four and use the headings: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

Read the PowerPoint and then choose your 3 favourite facts about each country and decorate with pictures of things that represent that country.  

 

Well done for another day’s hard work. See you all soon

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

 

 

 

Home Learning 11/1/21

Hi Year 3,

 

Welcome to another week of learning at home. Well done for trying so hard last week. I am really proud of you all. Just a reminder that you don’t have to do all the work on here as I know that mummies and daddies are also busy at home. If you do need any more support or advice, please send me a message on Purple Mash. It would be lovely to hear from you.

 

Have a great day

Mr Kingsley

 

 

English

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play coconut vowels - Look at the vowel sound on the gun at the bottom of the page. Shoot the right coconut which will make a word when you add the vowel sound shown.

Coconut Vowels - Arcademics

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Today we are going to look at the poem ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti. We are going to be working towards writing our own versions. First of all read the poem (see resources) and think about what you like about it? Are there any words that you don’t understand? (ask a grown up to explain them) Does it rhyme? Can you spot the rhymes? After that choose at least four colours from the poem. If you really want a challenge you could choose all eight, but only if you want to. Then I would like you to think of as many things as you can that are that colour. Try to pick things that would fit into the poem – things from the natural world animals, plants, flowers, fruits, places etc. After each word draw, draw a picture to show what it is and colour it in. You could make your lists even better by:

  • Using adjectives to describe e.g. a beautiful, springtime daffodil

 

Break time (15 mins)

We normally have break time around now so why not take some time out? Try to get outside and do some exercise or if you can’t do something that you enjoy for a while.

 

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Try number fact families – Choose times and divide and a set of times tables that you know well.  Number Fact Families - 6 to 11 year olds - Topmarks

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below: Aut3.10.3 - Divide by 2 on Vimeo

Level 2.

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. Aut3.11.4 - Multiply by 4 on Vimeo

11.30 a.m. Live session!!!!

Today we are going to have a 3d shape quiz. If you want to revise your shapes before the quiz, there is a sheet to help you in the resources section. Don't forget to bring some paper and something to write with.

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

P.M

Reading time (30/35 mins)

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the Jack and the Beanstalk (see resources). Choose the level that’s right for you (three stars is the most difficult)

Level 2

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension about Carnival (see resources). Level 1 might be the best for this group unless you fancy a harder challenge.

R.E (30 – 40 mins)

This term we are going to start to learn about Islam. I have included a PowerPoint below and also an activity (see resources). You will have to cut out the jigsaw pieces to make a map of Saudi Arabia. There is also a real map of Saudi Arabia to help you.

 

Well done for another day’s hard work. See you all soon

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

Home Learning 8/1/21

Hi Year 3,

 

Happy Friday!!!! Well done to everyone who made it on to Google Classroom for the quiz yesterday. I enjoyed seeing you all. It was fun!!! Many thanks also for all the pictures of work and also your messages. Me, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth have loved seeing what you’ve been getting up to

 

I will be doing a live session again tomorrow at 11.30 a.m. so if you are able, it would be really nice to see you. Please bring some paper and something to write with.

 

English

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play this fun game about antonyms. Word Frog - Arcademics

Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning e.g.:

Big small

Up down

Fat thin

To play the game, look at the word in the middle and then find the antonym. Click on the right word to feed the frog!

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Yesterday we learnt all about syllables. Today we are going to use our knowledge to write a Haiku poem about winter. Watch this clip to find out all about Haikus: Haiku Poetry - YouTube

Haikus are a kind of Japanese poem that only have three lines:

The first line must have 5 syllables

The second line must have 7 syllables

The third line must have 5 syllables.

There is a Power Point in the resource section below which explains this type of poetry. Use the pictures and the words that you thought about yesterday to help you write a Haiku about winter.

Prickly, sharp berries (5)

Cold children on a red sledge (7)

White, cold, freezing snow (5)

See how many Haikus you can write about winter. Once you have finished, decorate your Haikus with winter pictures.

 

Break time (15 mins)

We normally have break time around now so why not take some time out? Try to get outside and do some exercise or if you can’t do something that you enjoy for a while.

 

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play this rocket rounding game. Choose the ‘number line’ option and then a level which suits you:

  • If the number has five or more units then you round up to the next ten.
  • If it has less than 5 units, then you round down.
  • If it has zero units, stay where you are

Rocket Rounding (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below Aut3.10.1 - Make equal groups - sharing on Vimeo

Level 2.

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. Aut3.11.3 - The 3 times-table on Vimeo

Live session!!!!

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

P.M

Reading time (30/35 mins)

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the Goldilocks and the Three Bears comprehension (see resources)

Level 2

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension about Roald Dahl (see resources)

 

We normally have Golden Time in the afternoon so I’ve included some colouring or make and do activities. Or if it has snowed, you could make a snowman!! If you can’t get outside there is a fun snowman snow globe activity to do (see resources). You just need an empty jar, modelling clay and a few other things.

 

Well done everyone for completing your first week of home learning!!! Enjoy the weekend and I hope to see you all of Monday.

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

 

 

Home Learning 7/1/21

Hi Year 3,

 

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families. Many thanks for all the work that you’ve been sending. It’s nice to see how hard you’ve all been working at home. Well done Y3 I am really proud of you.

 

It was so lovely to see some of you online yesterday.  I know that some children had technical issues and weren’t able to join us. Don’t worry as this is a new way of working for all of us and it may take a little while to get it just right. Technology can be a bit tricky and unreliable at times especially when we need it to work!  We will have another session today at 11.30a.m so please bring a pencil and something to write with as we will be doing a quiz.

 

English

 

Warm up 5-10 mins

Try this look and cover game. Choose either year 2 or Yr 3 & 4 and tricky words. The game will show you the word it wants you to write. You will the need to try to remember how to spell it and type it using the letters on the screen.

Look, Cover, Write, Check- mobile friendly (ictgames.com)

 

Main Activity 40-45 mins

Today we are going to learn all about syllables in preparation for writing some Haiku winter poetry. But more about what that is tomorrow. Watch the clip below and learn all about syllables:

Syllables! | Scratch Garden - YouTube

After that, you will need the poetry pictures from the resources below. Choose 3 or 4. You can either cut them out and stick them in your books or draw a picture of them. Around the edge I want you to label them with appropriate words. You can use nouns (the names of what you can see) or adjectives (words to describe them). Next to each word write how many syllables it has. For example, for the holly you could write:

Holly (2)

Green (1)

Shiny (2)

Sharp (1)

Prickly (3)

Red (1)

Break time

 

Maths

Warm up 5-10 mins

Play coconut ordering. Choose either numbers up to 100 or numbers up to 1000 if you fancy a challenge. You will then have to hit the coconut by clicking on it. Start with the smallest first.

Coconut Ordering - Comparing Numbers, Prices, Mass, Length and Capacity (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Main activity

40-45 mins

Today we are going to carry on work on division and multiplication.

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below Aut3.9.5 - 5 times-table on Vimeo

Level 2.

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. Aut3.11.2 - Divide by 3 on Vimeo

 

Live session!!!!

 

Lunch time

 

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that you all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

P.M

Reading time (30/35 mins)

I’ve done two reading comprehensions for you. There are three levels for each (3 stars being the most challenging). Choose the one that suits you best.

 

Level 1

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the looking after dogs comprehension (see resources)

 

Level 2

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension about guinea pigs (see resources)

 

Grammar (30 mins)

Today we are going to practise using a or an correctly. Watch this teaching clip first:

 The use of a or an - YouTube

Then complete the activity sheet (see resources). There are three levels (3 stars being the most challenging) so choose the right one for you.

 

P.E   (30 mins)

For P.E today we’re going to do some exercise with Mo Jones:

Kids HIIT Workout 2 - YouTube

You might want to get changed for P.E or make sure that you’ve got some space to do all the moves!! Good luck

 

 

Well that’s another day over with everyone. See you tomorrow and well done for trying so hard.

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

 

Home Learning 6/1/21

 

Good morning everyone and welcome to the second day of home learning. Many thanks to those of you who sent work on Purple Mash. It was really nice to hear from you and I’m sure that Mr Moore will love reading the letters.

 

We are going to try and have our first Google Meet session today at 11.30am for about 20 minutes/30 mins.  I’m really looking forward to seeing you all! Don’t worry if you can’t make it today or have any issues logging in, just let me know and I’ll do my best to try and resolve them for you. It’s my first time of using Google Classroom as well so, I have everything crossed that our first meet will be a success!

 

I have emailed out the logins so check your Purple Mash email inbox. Mr Moore also re-sent all of the information that your parents will need to log you in, in his letter yesterday. Today we will have a quick catch up with each other and go through the rules of how to use Google Classroom sensibly. If you would like to bring your favourite Christmas present from home to share with your friends online then that would be lovely, but you don’t have to.

 

Remember if you have any questions or problems or you just want to let me know how you are I am available on Purple Mash.

 

English

 

Warm up 5-10 mins

 

Adjective Adventure - Grammar Game - Sheppard Software

This game is fun and is all about adjectives. An adjective is a describing word. Just click on the spider with the adjective and if you’re right the spider will get a fly!

 

Main Activity 40-45 mins

 

Today we are going to write an acrostic poem for the words New Year! Use you homeworking books and write the words New Year down the side of your page. Make each letter 3 lines big. After that, think about what is special about New Year; how people celebrate New Year and also about the traditions. You should have some ideas from the reading comprehension that you did yesterday. I’ve put a New Year presentation in the resources below so that should also help with ideas. I’ve also put some ideas for sentences starters (see resources below). All you have to do is come up with some of your own ideas to finish them off.

 

Break time

 

Maths

 

Warm up 5-10 mins

Have a go at this game to test your number facts. Choose the level that’s right for you:

Smoothie Maths || Practise number facts to 10, then 20 (ictgames.com)

 

Main activity 40-45 mins

Today we are going to start work on multiplication and division

Level 1

If you usually work with Mrs Wibberley, then this work is for you. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below Aut3.9.4 - 2 times-table on Vimeo

Level 2.

Everyone else have a go at this activity. Watch the clip and then complete the activity from the resources below. Aut3.11.1 - Multiply by 3 on Vimeo

 

Live Lesson time!!!!

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone for a great morning’s work. I’m sure that all must be hungry now and ready for a break. See you after lunch.

 

P.M

Reading time (30/35 mins)

I’ve done two reading comprehensions for you. There are three levels for each (3 stars being the most challenging). Choose the one that suits you best.

If you normally read with me then please complete the comprehension about fossils (see resources)

If you normally read with Mrs Wibberley, then please complete the Monster Surprise reading comprehension (see resources)

 

 

 

Art (30/40 mins)

As we are learning all about healthy eating, I thought that it might be nice to learn how to draw some fruit.

Watch the clips and draw a cute watermelon slice and an avocado. Can you design any more cute fruit or veg characters? Give each one a speech bubble with a healthy food message

How to Draw a Watermelon Slice 🍉Cute Pun Art #2 - YouTube

 

How to Draw an Avocado Cute and Easy - YouTube

 

French (15/30 mins)

Mrs Hughes has found a song that revises greetings and saying how you feel. It looks really fun enjoy!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-french-greetings-with-ben-shires/zdpdvk7

 

Well that’s another day over with everyone. See you tomorrow and well done for trying so hard.

 

Mr Kingsley, Mrs Wibberley and Mrs Lyth

HOME LEARNING 5/1/21

 

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families and that Santa brought you lots of exciting things.

 

I’m so sorry that we’re not going to be together as planned, because I was really looking forward to seeing you all and hearing about what you’ve been up to and I know that you must be really excited about seeing all of your friends again.  Unfortunately, at the moment, we have to stay at home to keep one another safe and our families safe as well. Although home learning isn’t quite the same as being in school, it doesn’t mean that our lessons won’t be fun. Don’t worry if you can’t do all of the things that I’ve set. I know that mums and dads are trying to work as well. All that I ask is that you try your best just like you do in school.

 

For today, all of the learning will be here on the webpage and also on Purple Mash. I will also be emailing (on Purple Mash) logins and reminders of how to access Google classrooms as there will also be some live lessons, but more of that later!

 

English

 

Warm up 5-10 mins

Spooky Spellings || Practise spelling Common Exception Words (ictgames.com)

Play Spooky Spellings. Look carefully at the word you want to spell and then use the letters to try and spell it. Choose Y3/4 words or if they are too difficult try the Y1/2 ones.

 

Main activity

We are going to write a letter to Mr Moore explaining what we did over the Christmas holidays and also what we hope for the New Year. I’ve put an example of how to set an informal letter in the resources. Remember to:

  • Put your name and address on the right of the page
  • Leave a line
  • Put today’s date
  • Leave a line
  • Put Dear Mr Moore on the left of the page

Then we’re going to have 3 paragraphs (if you’re not sure about how to do those then just try and write about as many of the things as you can)

First paragraph

This can be very short. It’s just to say why you’re writing – to tell him about your amazing holiday!!

Second paragraph

Is all about Christmas. Let him know:

  • Your favourite present/
  • What you had for Christmas dinner
  • What is most important to you at Christmas time?
  • What special memory will you take from this Christmas?
  • What do you hope for next Christmas?

Third paragraph

Is all about the New Year and new beginnings. Tell Mr Moore:

  • One thing you did to celebrate New Year
  • What do you hope for 2021?
  • What are you excited about for 2021?
  • What would you like to get better at this year?
  • Do you have any new year’s resolutions?

Then do a brief sign off and say who it’s from.

 

Break time

 

We normally have break about now so why not go and have some exercise either outside or inside.

 

Maths

 

Warm up – 5-10 mins

Test your times tables with ‘Hit the Button’. We were going to start learning the x4 tables so perhaps you could try those:

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Main activity (20/30 mins)

Today we are going to be learning about parallel and horizontal lines. Have a look at the PowerPoint and then complete the activity sheet. Find things around your house that have horizontal lines or vertical lines or both.(You could try outside as well just ask an adult first). Draw them and label the lines.

 

Reading time (20/30mins)

Today we are going to be doing a reading comprehension about New Year (see resources). If you usually read with Mrs Wimberley you should try the one with 1 star on the bottom. Everyone else you should be able to try the sheet with 3 stars.

 

Lunch time

Well done everyone – we made it to lunchtime!!! Go and enjoy your lunch and I’ll see you later.

 

Afternoon sessions

 

Hi everyone, we’re going to do some science today and our new topic is all about the body and keeping fit and healthy!!!

Watch the clip and complete the activity and quiz about food groups

What is a balanced diet? - BBC Bitesize

Then use the poster to complete the activity (see resources).

 

Healthy activity

Try this energetic workout with Maurice. See if you can get anyone else in the family to work out with you

Kids workout 1 Beginners - YouTube

 

Alana home learning

 

A.M

English

Look at the winter scene of the children playing in the snow (see resources). What are they doing? What can you see?

Support Alana to write sentences about the picture using the word bank.

 

Reading

Please read a book at home or find one at the right level on this website:

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home | Oxford Owl

 

Phonics

Play trash or treasure for any of the phase 2 sounds:

Buried Treasure (phonicsplay.co.uk)

 

P.M

Science

Look at the fruit presentation together. Talk about Alana’s favourite fruits. What are they? Does she know the names of any other fruits? What fruits can she find at home? Then complete the fruit colouring activity (see resources).

 

 

 

Home Learning 6/11/20

 

Hi there and welcome to our last day of learning at home!! Don’t forget, if you need any help or support I am available on Purple Mash. I’m really looking forward to seeing you all next week and I am super proud of you all for being so grown up and working so hard this week. Very well done everyone !!

 

Best wishes

Mr Kingsley

 

Maths

Today we are going to carry on with subtraction. As with yesterday, the challenges are:

Level 1 is slightly easier (If you normally work with Mrs Lyth or Mrs Wibberley this will be for you)

Level 2 is more challenging (everyone else I would like you to have a go at this)

 

10 minute warm up: 

Play Hit the Button – it’s a fun way to practise your number facts:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Main activity 30/40 mins:

Level 1

Today, we will be subtracting a 2d number with a 2d number again, but today, we will be crossing ten. Watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources below.

https://vimeo.com/468562834

Level 2

Today, we will be estimating the answers to various problems. Watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources below.

https://vimeo.com/466581257

 

Quiet reading 15 mins

Just like yesterday, we’re going to have some free reading. This could be one of your favourites from home or you might want to listen to a story. This website has lots to choose from:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8eKsuPZ7AIVCLrtCh3Vsg0CEAAYASAAEgKd-fD_BwE

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do.

 

 

 

English

10 min warm up

Have a go at this verbs in space game. Remember a verb is a doing word – you have to whack the robot with the verb on it. Have fun!!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/verbs.htm

Main activity 40/50 mins

As well as it being Bonfire Night, there is another reason for seeing fireworks in the sky at this time of year. For Hindu people, it is the time of year that they celebrate Diwali. So today, I would like you to rewrite the story of Rama and Sita, a love story, which is very important to Hindus at this time of year.  Please watch the two clips below and then look at the PDF version of the story in the resources section.  I have also included a couple of sheets to help you with your writing. One is a word bank of spellings. The other document is a worksheet with the pictures from the story to help you structure your writing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-hindu-story-of-rama-and-sita/zdtmnrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/lets-celebrate-diwaliperformance

 

Reading Time

I hope that you enjoyed the first lesson of ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. It’s an amazing book and, when we get back to school, I would love to be able to share the rest of it with you.

 

Lesson 4

In this lesson, you will explore one of the main themes of the story:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-one-of-the-main-themes-6dk30d

 

If you don’t read the Worst Witch with us normally, please take this time to read your home reading book to an adult at home Or if you have completed this ask an adult to help you logon to Oxford Owl. You should be able to access a free book at your reading level:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

 

 

Lunch time

Well done for another great morning’s learning. Time to relax and have some lunch. Enjoy!!!

 

Afternoon

 

Hi Guys,

I thought that this afternoon it would be nice to do some activities connected with Diwali. I have included lots of different activities below for you to choose from. You will need some adult help/permission for some of them so please make sure you ask.

 

Activity 1

Find out about what Rangoli patterns are from the PowerPoint. After that you could design your own Rangoli pattern using the sheets in the resources below.

 

Activity 2

Make a mango lassi – a delicious drink which is enjoyed by Hindus at this time of year. See the PowerPoint below or, if you’re in a cooking mood, choose a different recipe from the book of Diwali recipes.

 

Activity 3

Choose a Diwali craft activity from the resources pack below.

 

Well, I hope that you’ve enjoyed our week. I can’t wait to see you all on Monday. Have a fun and safe weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Best wishes

Mr Kingsley

                                                              Home Learning 5/11/20

 

Hi everyone and welcome to day three of learning at home!! Also happy Bonfire Night!!!  Don’t forget, if you need any help or support I am available on Purple Mash. You could also send some pictures of the work you’ve been doing on Purple Mash (but no pressure, as long as you’re working hard that’s all that matters). It is always nice to see the work that you’ve been doing.

 

I've also put the spelling list in the resources in case you want to check which spellings you'll be doing

 

Best wishes

Mr Kingsley

 

Maths

Today we are going to carry on with subtraction. As with yesterday, the challenges are:

Level 1 is slightly easier (If you normally work with Mrs Lyth or Mrs Wibberley this will be for you)

Level 2 is more challenging (everyone else I would like you to have a go at this)

 

10 minute warm up: 

Have a go at this caterpillar counting game. There are different setting so that you can choose the right one for you.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/countingCaterpillar/index.html

 

Main activity 30/40 mins:

Level 1

Today, were going to be subtracting a 2d number from a 2d number. Please watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources below.

https://vimeo.com/468561808

 

Level 2

Today, were going to be subtracting a 3d number from a 3d number using exchanges. Please watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources below.

https://vimeo.com/466609834

 

Quiet reading 15 mins

Just like yesterday, we’re going to have some free reading. This could be one of your favourites from home or you might want to listen to a story. This website has lots to choose from:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8eKsuPZ7AIVCLrtCh3Vsg0CEAAYASAAEgKd-fD_BwE

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do.

 

 

English

10 min warm up

Have a go at this spelling game. Choose the tricky word tab. If the year 3/4 ones are too hard then try year2. The game will show you the word first and then cover it up. The test is to see whether you can remember how to spell it.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/lcwc/index.html

 

Main activity 40/50 mins

Today we are going to write a bonfire night acrostic poem. There is a special sheet in the resources section with the letters down the side or you could write the letters yourself in your book. Make each letter two lines big and leave one line in between each letter.

I have also included a word bank with some possible words that you could use to start each line, but of course, if you have your own ideas please use those. When you are thinking of ideas:

  • Think of the sights and sounds of the fireworks
  • The sights and sounds of the bonfire.
  • Think about the darkness, the weather, what people will be wearing etc.
  • Think about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate bonfire night
  • Think about Bonfire Night safety and things to remember
  • Use adjectives e.g. glittering, sparkling etc.
  • Use similes e.g. comparing something to something else e.g. Fireworks, as sparkling and shimmering as diamonds in the sky

 

Reading Time

 

I hope that you enjoyed the first lesson of ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. It’s an amazing book and, when we get back to school, I would love to be able to share the rest of it with you.

Lesson 3

In this lesson we are going to look at character and analyse the main character in the story:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-6wv3gd

 

If you don’t read the Worst Witch with us normally, please take this time to read your home reading book to an adult at home Or if you have completed this ask an adult to help you logon to Oxford Owl. You should be able to access a free book at your reading level:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

 

 

Lunch time

 

Well done for another great morning’s learning. Time to relax and have some lunch. Enjoy!!!

 

Afternoon

 

Hi Guys,

This afternoon we normally do P.E so I thought it might be fun to do a Jo Wick’s workout. Click on the link below and have a fun workout Spider Man style!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z05939ZMbE

 

After P.E, I thought it might be nice to chill out with some bonfire night art activities. I have put some in the resources below or there are lots on Purple Mash to choose from so you could do some of those if you wish.

If you have completed the Bonfire night activities on Purple Mash (and lots of you have and they’re absolutely fab) I would like you to make a Bonfire Night safety poster. In the resources below, there are a couple of PowerPoints to look at all about being safe on Bonfire Night. There is also a quiz to do and a song to learn as well. After you have done that design a poster to explain to everyone what they should do to be safe on bonfire night. Make sure that:

  • Your posters are bright and attractive (maybe use bubble writing to attract the reader’s attention.
  • Use pictures – You could start by drawing a bonfire in the middle of your page or a large firework. Or you could put the important messages in exploding fireworks in the sky
  • Make it look bright. We want to make sure that people take notice of these posters after all.

 

Well that’s the end of another day everyone. I hope you have a safe and happy Bonfire Night and I’ll see you all again tomorrow for our last day!!!

Best Wishes

Mr. Kingsley

 

 

                                          Home Learning 4/11/20

 

Hi everyone and welcome to our second day of learning at home!!  Many thanks to all of you who sent me work on Purple Mash. It was really fun getting to see all that you’ve been doing at home.

 

As with yesterday, I've put everything that you will need as either a link or in the resources section below. If you do have any issues, please drop me an email as I will be able to get back to you straight away.

 

On Thursday and Friday afternoon, I am going to set some creative activities to do for Bonfire night and Diwali. As some of these need simple resources e.g. cooking ingredients or simple craft items, I've added them in the resources section today so that you have a little bit of time to organise the things that you will need. If you haven't got any of these items, then fear not, as I will also include other work on those days that does not require things that you might not already have around the house. 

Best wishes

Mr Kingsley

 

Maths

Today we are going to carry on with subtraction. Hope that you found the right challenge for yourself. Just a reminder that:

Level 1 is slightly easier (If you normally work with Mrs Lyth or Mrs Wibberley this will be for you)

Level 2 is more challenging (everyone else I would like you to have a go at this)

 

10 minute warm up: 

Rehearse your number facts with the mental maths train. Choose the right level for you:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

Main activity 30/40 mins:

Level 1

Today we’re going to have a go at subtracting 2d numbers from 1d numbers while crossing 10. Please watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources below. There is a hundreds square in th resources below which will also help you to complete this activity.

https://vimeo.com/466497248

 

Level 2

Today we’re going to have a go at subtracting 3d numbers from 3d numbers with no exchanges. Please watch the clip below and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources below.

https://vimeo.com/466580214

 

 

Quiet reading 15 mins

Just like yesterday, we’re going to have some free reading. This could be one of your favourites from home or you might want to listen to a story. This website has lots to choose from:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8eKsuPZ7AIVCLrtCh3Vsg0CEAAYASAAEgKd-fD_BwE

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do.

 

 

English

10 min warm up

Play antonym search. An antonym is the opposite of something e.g. day/night  big/small happy/sad. Help the frog to catch the antonyms by clicking on the correct one.

https://www.arcademics.com/games/frog

 

Main activity 40/50 mins

Today, we are going to learn all about Kennings poems. These are a type of Norse poem that describes something in two words without naming it e.g:

Ghost

White spooker

Mean scarer

Dream haunter

Vampire

Blood drinker

Neck grabber

Neck biter

 

So, in order to complete the task, you need to choose an adjective (describing word) or a noun (naming word) and usually a verb (think about what the thing does and then add 'er' to the end).

The PowerPoint below explains them in greater detail and gives lots of examples. Once you get the idea, please write some Kenning poems of your own. There are two tasks to choose from.

Task one: write some 2 word kennings for a range of seasonal nouns. See sheet attached for some ideas. Write the kenning and then draw a little picture next to it to show what it is.

Task two: Split your page into four and choose four different subjects to write longer kennings about. You could choose your own subjects or choose some from the examples below. For each Kenning, try to write at least three lines or if you are feeling really inspired you could write as many lines as you can.

Volcanoes  A Pet (dog/cat)   Mum   Dad   baby brother or sister   teacher   a season e.g. winter  Ice cream    pizza    yourself

I’ve included a planning sheet below as well to help you to write one about yourself.

 

Reading Time

I hope that you enjoyed the first lesson of ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. It’s an amazing book and, when we get back to school, I would love to be able to share the rest of it with you.

Lesson 2

In this lesson, we are going to focus upon answering comprehension questions from the text:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-orally-and-in-written-form-c5jk6d

 

If you don’t read the Worst Witch with us normally, please take this time to read your home reading book to an adult at home. Or if you have completed this ask an adult to help you logon to Oxford Owl. You should be able to access a free book at your reading level:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

 

Spelling test

Just before lunch, get a grown up to test you on your spellings. You can do them in your homework book. Good luck !!! Just a quick note that the system automatically moves over to next week's spellings every Wednesday. However, you can still find the ones for the test under the 'past spellings tab' (thanks to Alex's mum who spotted it)

 

Lunch time

Well done for another great morning’s learning. Time to relax and have some lunch. Enjoy !!!

 

Afternoon

 

Hi Guys,

This afternoon we normally do Geography. This half term we are going to carry on learning all about Volcanoes. Today, we are going to be learning all about a place called ‘The Ring of Fire.’ Please watch the following two clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMGcLefWY0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrwYtGf40hA

After that, please look at the PowerPoint in the resources below and then complete the task worksheet which is all about labelling the tectonic plates that make up this part of the world (the poster and the Powerpoint will help you with the answers).

 

Well our day’s learning is nearly complete everybody and you deserve a big ‘high five’ for working so hard. There’s one last job before we say goodbye for another day and that’s to practise your spellings on Spelling Shed. There’s a test tomorrow so spend 5/10 mins having a practise. See you all tomorrow.

Best Wishes

Mr. Kingsley

 

HOME LEARNING 3/11/20

 

Good morning year 3!! I’m really sorry that we can’t be together for the first week after half term, but I am going to do my best to make learning at home fun and enjoyable, so get yourself comfy and make sure that you have something to write with: a pen (if you use one in class) or pencil and some paper (your homework books should be fine for this).

We will be following our normal timetable as closely as we can. All the resources and clips that you will need are listed below.

I have also set lots of work on Purple Mash. Please don’t feel as though you have to do all of it, but if you feel like a change there is lots on there and I am sure that you will find something that you will enjoy.

If you need any help, please email me on Purple Mash. Also if you would like to send me any of the brilliant work that you’ve been doing – you can also do that on Purple Mash. Or you just might want to say ‘Hi’ and let me know how you’re feeling – that would be great too!! I’d love to hear from you guys.

 

Best wishes

Mr Kingsley

 

Maths

This week we are going to be doing subtraction which we would have been doing in class. Each day there will be a short teaching clip and a worksheet to complete afterwards. I am going to set two levels of challenge.

Level 1 is slightly easier (If you normally work with Mrs Lyth or Mrs Wibberley this will be for you)

Level 2 is more challenging (everyone else I would like you to have a go at this)

 

10 minute warm up: 

Play this fun number word fruit splat game. You can choose the level that suits you best:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/early-math/number-words-fruit-splat-game/

 

Main activity 30/40 mins:

Level 1

Today we are going to look at subtracting a 1d number from a 2d number. Please watch the clip and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources tab below

https://vimeo.com/465728628

Level 2

Today we are going to look at subtracting a 2d number from a 3d number. Please watch the clip and then complete the worksheet which is in the resources tab below

https://vimeo.com/465481885

 

 

 

 

Quiet reading 15 mins

Well done for completing our first lesson. Now is the time for you to read a book. This could be one of your favourites from home or you might want to listen to a story. This website has lots to choose from:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8eKsuPZ7AIVCLrtCh3Vsg0CEAAYASAAEgKd-fD_BwE

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do.

 

English

10 min warm up

Play Spooky Spellings. Click on the link below. It’s a fun game and very seasonal!

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

Main activity 40/50 mins

Today we are going to learn all about calligrams. These are a kind of one word poem where the writer designs the letters so that they look like what the word means. Click on the video clip below and then look at the PowerPoint in the resources tab at the bottom.  These should give you a good idea of what a calligram is and also lots of ideas to help you make your own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P7UDPec5Gc

So today, I would like you to design some calligrams. Please choose eight words to make into calligrams. You could either choose some words of your own or I have listed some below that you might want to choose from. Have fun, use colours as well. You might want to use bubble letters as these give you lots of space to do the designs inside. These usually look really good if you have spent lots of time on them. I have also included some large words in bubble writing (which you could decorate) just I case you find it difficult to do your own bubble writing.

Halloween     Bonfire night   colourful   rainbow    spotty   zig zag    flowers   tree   zebra    summer

Autumn   volcano   hot   freezing   rainy    snowing   spiders

 

Reading Time

We normally have reading time now. Unfortunately, all of the Worst Witch books are in school, but don’t worry!! I have found some reading lessons for us to do this week while we are at home. They are all about a book called ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman which even has a volcano in it. You don’t need a copy of the book to do the work. You just have to watch the clips and complete the activities. But I hope that it will make you want to read this wonderful book. Maybe some of you already have it at home? Please let me know if you like it.

Lesson 1

In this lesson, we are going to listen to a bit from the story and learn about the vocabulary from the text. Please watch the clip below

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-c9h3je

 

If you don’t read the Worst Witch with us normally, please take this time to read your home reading book to an adult at home.

 

Lunch time

Well done guys – we got to lunch time!!! I know it’s not quite the same as usual, but I hope that you’re having fun.

We usually have lunch about now so take this time to have something to eat, play outside if you can or have some time to chill, relax and unwind from this morning’s learning. 

 

Afternoon

 

Hi Guys,

This afternoon we normally do ICT. So I have set us an ICT task on Purple Mash. Please log on using the passwords which should be in your planners.

I’ve set us a task about simple programming which is fun. Once you open it on Purple Mash, you should see a symbol in the top right hand corner that looks like a play button. Please click on it and the lesson will begin. You will need to click on each of the white tabs. These will show you a short video clip to explain the process. (see resources below for a screen shot to show you what it looks like). Once you have watched them all, you should be ready to do your own programming. Good luck!!!!

Once you have completed the activities, then please have some time on Spelling Shed to practise your spellings. We will have a test on Wednesday as usual.

Well done everyone on completing your first day of home learning. See you all again tomorrow. Take care everyone!!

Welcome to Year 3 !!!

 

Our lead topic this term is a geography based topic 'What Makes the Earth Angry?' This is a really exciting topic all about volcanoes and fits very nicely with our science based topic 'What do Rocks Tell Us About the Way the Earth was Formed?'. During the topic, we will learn all about what is beneath the ground and different types of rock

 

  •  P.E is on a Monday and Thursday

 

Please note that in the event of a school closure home learning will be posted on this web page and also on Purple Mash

 

General information

 

  • Please read with your child 4 times per week and make a note of this in their planners. As soon as your child has completed their book, please return it to school so that it can be changed for a new text. 
  • Spellings will be sent home weekly. These can be practised by using the Spelling Shed app (logon details in the front of planners). 
  • Your child will be tested on their spellings every Wednesday.
  • This year homework will be given out for the whole term. There will be a 'Pick and Mix' document with different activities to choose from. There will be enough for 1 activity per week. We will not collect homework in on a weekly basis (to reduce the risk of transmission) but please feel free to send any photographs of work on the week before the Christmas break (using Purple Mash) so that we can share and celebrate the children's achievements. 
  • It is also very important that your child learns their times tables. We have daily tests in school, but it would also be extremely useful if you could also practise these at home. This can be done using the Times Tables Rock Stars app (login details in the front of planners). The class teacher will have pre-selected the appropriate times tables for your child to access. 
  • Below are a range of helpful documents and web pages including our new Knowledge Organisers for Maths and Grammar. They set out key expectations and vocabulary expected in Y3. We hope that you find them useful. 

 

 

 

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