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Week Beginning 1st March

What a fantastic and fun-filled week it has been. I hope you have enjoyed all of the WORLD BOOK DAY and BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK activities that you have been doing at home and in school in your bubbles. I have certainly loved reading all of your book work and seeing your science experiments in action has been amazing. I can’t believe how well some of your parachutes have been flying! Well done!!

I loved your outfits too- well dome to all children and staff for all of your efforts. Please take a look on our school Facebook page to see an amazing video to welcome you all back!!

Once again, a huge thank you to all of the adults who have supported the children at home and in school. We cannot wait to see you all on Monday. Please take a look at the gallery of work below- what a FAB week!!

Word of the week:

INCREASE

Stay safe and well and have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday 🙂

Week Beginning 22nd February

Welcome back from the half term holiday-I hope you all had a lovely rest!! Just 2 more weeks of Showbie then we are all together again. We are very excited to see you all!! Thank you, once again, to those of you who are up to date- we appreciate how challenging this has been. We also really appreciate all of the support from adults too.

Before I share some of our fantastic work you with you, I would like to announce some exciting news- next week is BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK. Each day there will be exciting activities uploaded onto Showbie, so please save any ‘junk’ or recycling you have to help you make things next week. I look forward to seeing all of your scientific efforts coming through!! Please send lots of photos- this would be really appreciated.

This week’s screen free Wednesday has had some very pleasing efforts- from half eaten fruit to gymnastics- I have been SO impressed. Keep up the fantastic work. here are just some of the efforts from home and school, in the gallery below.

Word of the week:

IMAGINE

What does it mean? Can you spell it? Can you use it in written and spoken language?

So until next time- remember to stay safe and well 🙂

Week Beginning 8th February

Hello Year 3. How is everybody doing? I hope you are all well and looking forward to the holiday next week. I hope you have managed to enjoy our fabulous snow, as well as completing your tasks. I’m so happy about the feed back about ‘Screen Free Wednesday’ and there are so many lovely activities coming through on Showbie- Well Done!!

What a creative bunch you are… from igloo designs and creations to poetry writing! What a week it has been! Here are just a few of the wonderful creations from the past week.

A cloud poem
Maddison’s indoor den

Word of the Week

FAVOURITE

‘FAVOURITE’ is our word of the week. What does it mean? Can you spell it? Can you use it in your spoken and written language?

THANK YOU

Thank you again to all of the adults for all of your on going support at home with Showbie, it really is very much appreciated. Remember, if there is anything we can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact us on Showbie or call the school. Well done to those of you who are up to date with your tasks. Let’s give one last push- then we are there! If you can please catch up with this week’s reading, writing, maths and topic by the time we come back, then we can start a fresh week and term.

STAY SAFE AND HAVE A LOVELY HALF TERM

Week Beginning 1st February

Welcome! How are you enjoying your first ‘Screen Free Wednesday?’ Not only has it been fantastic to see all of the lovely work coming through on Showbie this week, but it is also fab to see people taking on the screen free challenges at home! It looks so far, that you are having a ball!! So keep those photos and videos coming in. Please take a look at the joy on people’s faces from designing and working on their own circuits and building bridges at home and school! Go Year 3!!!

Remember when working on Showbie tasks, that you are up to date WITH reading, writing, maths and topic by the following Monday. This is so that you are caught up and ready for the week ahead 🙂

Maths Home learning:

Here is a guide to help with Home Learning in Maths. Any questions, please feel free to message in the Showbie class discussion.

This week’s word of the week is:

Famous

Week Beginning 5th October

This week we have been looking at a picture book called ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker and it is a book with no words. We have spent a lot of time exploring the clues in the illustrations and thinking about what the author is trying to show us. We have also watched a video of the book set to music to see what that adds to our understanding of the story.

Why not watch the clip yourself and find out about the journey the young girl goes on, and how she has an adventure with a mysterious purple bird!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=jounrey+aaron+becker&docid=607989613570425052&mid=22C9253CCBDC7E4CDAFC22C9253CCBDC7E4CDAFC&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Then we worked on prepositional phrases and our understanding of nouns and adjectives in order to come up with descriptions of the setting the girl found herself in. Take a look below at an example of our writing:

Week Beginning 21st September

We have been working on ‘The Worst Witch’ in literacy this week and we have been looking at the characters of Miss Cackle, Miss Hardbroom, Ethel and Maud. We found out about them from watching some episodes of the drama and by reading some extracts of the books and then we have written our own character descriptions.

We have also been looking at information texts and wrote a guide to all first year witches on how to look after their cats!

This week we have been looking at what Year 3 can ‘Yabba-Dabba-Do!’ Our new topic is the Stone Age so we have based our writing tasks around The Flintstones!

We met the characters and found out all about them to write a report, and then watched a few episodes which we used for our recount work. We’ve tried really hard and now we are ready to hit the ground running…… watch this space!

Welcome to Year 3! We have enjoyed our first few days back to school and I’m so proud of how well all of Year 3 pupils have done. It has been lovely to see their smiling faces and I can’t believe how much some of them have grown!

We have spent the last two days looking at a book called ‘The Colour Monster’ which is all about different emotions and it has really helped us to recognise how we are feeling, learn lots of new emotion vocabulary and we have learned some new ways to calm down if we are excited, cheer ourselves up if we are sad and how to get rid of our worries or our anger so that we can really look after our own well-being and keep ourselves healthy. We have also sketched some portraits of ourselves to showcase our art skills and we have some budding artists in our class. These will be going onto a whole school display so keep your eyes peeled!

We will be starting PE lessons from next week and Year 3 have PE slots on Wednesday and Thursday. We would like children to come into school dressed for PE instead of bringing a kit with them. If it is chilly, children can wear jogging bottoms and school jumpers can be worn over t-shirts.

We are excited to see you next week and start our new topics – watch out for some photos.

From Mrs Flood and Miss Dixon

Week beginning 13th July 2020

Well year 3, we have reached our final week of the strangest term ever! I hope you are all keeping well and are looking forward to the summer holidays. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to all of your lovely parents and carers on the phone last week. I’m so pleased that you are all doing so well at home.

My favourite picture taken during lockdown

Topic

So he have you enjoyed our topic of ‘Living Planet’? What was your favourite activity? If you have not yet completed all of the lovely homework activities, please choose one off the grid.

As we come to a close of this term’s topic, I have decided to end on the final part of the topic on food chains, with no paper and no writing involved, just fun learning clips from BBC Bitesize. Please watch ‘What is a food chain ‘first. Then answer the questions on the 3 short quizzes that follow.

What is a food chain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zwbtxsg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/z93vdxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zcgbjty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zsphrwx

Writing and SPAG

How did you get on with you Jungle Booklet? I know from our telephone conversations that some of you are finished! If not, don’t worry, you can go as far as you can this week in the booklet.

For those of you who are finished. I have a choice of fantastic activities for you! First of all try these activity mats to test your end of year 3 skills:

Then try any of these end of year summer writing activities:

Comprehension skills

This week’s comprehension skill is introduced by Arlo the Author. He helps us understand why the author has used particular vocabulary in the text. Please complete the activity:

Comprehension

As this is you last week in year 3. How about challenging yourself to an end of term quiz? i have included the booklet so you can mark your fabulous work yourself!

Reading for pleasure

How about reviewing your favourite book you’ve read this term? Don’t forget to access more book over the summer, which are still free to download on Oxford Owl.

Reading Challenge

If you fancy an extra challenge. How about trying some of these reading challenge cards?

Daily Diary and Time Capsule

Time capsule

Time to read back over that diary and talk about the highs and lows! Also time to think about completing that time capsule and hiding or burying it somewhere safe!

Spelling

How about putting your spelling skills to the test and trying one or two of these end of year spelling word searches? I’ve attached the answers so you can check when you are finished!

Word of the Week: ASTRONOMICAL

See if you can use it once a day this week!

Maths

Please access the White Rose Hub activities on the HOME LEARNING, DAILY LESSONS, YEAR 3 and click on the first lesson, 13th July. This week’s theme is capacity.

Times Tables

How is your score on TTR? I bet some of you are close to headlining a festival?!! How about putting your skills to the test and trying this missing numbers challenge? I have attached the answers so you can check your score!

P.E.

How is the exercise going? As well as exercise outdoors there are many fab online resources such as Joe Wicks and also the cool : www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes

Music

Go to bitesize daily lessons and complete the end of year quizzes! Scroll down for the KS2 quiz 1 and part 2!

If you still haven’t tried a listening party, I can highly recommend them! I intend to keep going with them in my free time in the holidays as I enjoy them so much!!

Bedtime Stories

Don’t forget to keep reading for pleasure throughout the holidays and bedtime is a perfect time to do this. Don’t forget Oxford Owl books are free to download, should you run out of texts.

Here is Lola the cat emerging from her favourite hiding place!! Wishing you a fabulous, safe summer.

ITS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW. WE WILL ALL CATCH UP IN SEPTEMBER AFTER A LOVELY REST. TAKE CARE,HAVE A FANTATSTIC SUMMER HOLIDAY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE XX

Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Hello year 3!! How’s it going? Although I’m having a lovely time in school teaching our fabulous year 6’s, I still miss you all very much. But I will be phoning all of your parents and carers next week to check how everyone is.

I thought you’d like some updates on the cygnets that I pass on my daily walks, so I took some more photographs to show you.

Cygnets at Watergate Forest Park, Whickham

I also thought this was an amazing shot of the field I walked through and thought you’d like to see it 🙂

Fields at Watergate Forest Park, Whickham

Topic

As this week’s science work is all about grouping plants I thought I would start off with sharing my photographs of wild plants which I have taken on my walks. Can you identify the plants? Can you spot any similarities or differences between them?

For this week’s science we will be grouping plants but before you tackle the paper activity, please watch the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-classifying-and-grouping-plants/zh9jvk7

Complete the activity using the knowledge organiser to help you understand the scientific vocabulary.

If you have time, please choose one of the activities to complete from the homework grid, that you’ve not yet completed.

Writing and SPAG

Pie Corbett

If you are up to page 19 of Pie Corbett’s Jungle Workbook, then that’s great! If not, then no need to worry and just work at your own pace. When you reach page 19, please get ready to ‘write away’ for your magical jungle adventure story (see full details, pg 19 booklet)

Jungle Adventure

Comprehension Skills

This week’s skill is SUMMARISING. Summarising Sheba helps you to summarise key events from the text. Please complete the activity below.

Comprehension

This week’s comprehension is very much in-keeping with our ‘Living Planet’ theme. Please use ALL of your reading skills to complete the comprehension below. The answers are included so you can see how well you did!

Reading for Pleasure

How’s the latest book going? If you’re reading Charlotte’s Web, I hope you love it as much as I do. Those of you who have finished, have you tried any of these titles which follow our topic theme? Remember there are many popular titles available to download for free on OXFORD OWL.

Year 3 recommended titles

Or why not try a non- fiction book to find out more about our topic?

Daily Diary and Time Capsule

How is the daily diary going? Have you added many things to your 2020 time capsule? Here is a reminder of what you could include.

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week is similar as we are revising more silent letters. Test yourself on Friday and see how well you know them!

Word of the Week: INQUISITIVE

What does it mean? can you use it in your speech and in your story?

Maths

Please access the White Rose Hub activities on WHITE ROSE HUB HOME LEARNING, daily lessons, maths, YEAR 3 and click on the first lesson on 6th July. Each day click on the new lesson, watch the clip and then complete the activities which follow the clips. This week’s theme is measures. The complete the sheets below. I have included the answers for each daily lesson so you can mark your work:

And don’t forget there’s a maths challenge every Friday on BBC Bitesize!

Times Table Rockstars

What is your top score? Are you at a festival yet?! Keep going and see how far your ‘Rock Status’ can go!!

Here are some new grids for you to practise your times tables.

P.E.

How are your physical activities going? If you’re unable to get outside or you fancy some cool new lessons, please see this site:

www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes

Just Dance

Music

Go to Bitesize Daily Lessons and complete ‘Duration and Tempo’. Watch the clip and then complete the quiz.

Duration and Tempo

OR why not try a listening party? I’m still enjoying these and I hope that you are too!

Bedtime Stories

Don’t forget about all of the free titles that you can download if you need some new books to read:

Oxford Owl and Oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

HAVE A LOVELY WEEK, I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING TO YOUR FAMILIES NEXT WEEK XXX

Week Beginning 29th June 2020

Hi everyone!! How are you all? Are you enjoying this fabulous weather?! I have had an amazing week, as it has been my first week back in school, with some of your lovely siblings!! I have still been missing you all and thinking about how you are getting on.

ART COMPETITION TIME!!!

Some examples of Year 3 entries

On my daily walks I have been taking some photos for you as I thought you’d like to see some updates on the swans and their cygnets. They have grown so much!

Swans with their cygnets at Watergate Forest Park, Whickham

Have you been exploring and plants in their habitats when you have been outside? What have you noticed? Have you taken any photographs? I’d like to share this photograph with you. It was taken from the depths of the forest on a very sunny evening. I love how brightly the sun is beaming through the trees!

Topic

Did you enjoy designing your wanted poster last week? Where did you pin it up? I bet you had lots of fun doing it and you will have excited those who read it!

This week your task is a woodland activity sheet. Can you remember when we used classification keys? This week is all about classifying woodland animals using the key. Before completing the sheet, please go to: BBC BITESIZE and watch the clip: ‘Woodland, pond and ditch habitats KS2’

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zytxpv4

Please use the knowledge organiser above to help you.

Once completed see if you can create your own! either for pictures of animals you can find or draw, or photographs you have taken.

Please remember to select an activity from the homework grid, to complete.

Different habitats

Writing and SPAG

Pie Corbett

How did you get on last week with the Jungle Booklet? I asked you to get up to page 18 and complete the instructions for setting the trap. Please do not worry if you aren’t this far on, just keep working through the activities at your own pace. Use your plan on page 18 and ‘write away’. Use your plan and draft on a separate piece of paper and don’t forget to check your punctuation and the ‘flow’. Also make sure it sounds ‘bossy’ enough?! See the booklet for further details.

Comprehension Skills

This week’s reading skills are PREDICTION. Predicting Pip helps you to, predict what might happen from details in the text. Please complete the task below.

Comprehension

I’m sure you will all have heard about the amazing Marcus Rashford in the news and what he has done for school children all over the U.K.? This week’s comprehension is based on this tremendous news! Please complete the questions below.

Marcus Rashford

Reading for Pleasure

How is your reading going? Has anyone finished Charlotte’s Web? Has anyone been exploring non fiction books based on habitats?

Perhaps you would like to FaceTime a friend to discuss these books? Here are some questions cards to help you.

If you would like a new novel to read which follows out topic theme. Here are some popular year 3 titles:

Daily Diary and Time Capsule

How is the diary coming along? Have you read back over any events? Also don’t forget to keep collecting things for the time capsule.

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in Friday’s test? See if you can beat your score this week! This week we are revising silent letters.

Word of the week: OBLIVIOUS

Look it up, see what it means and then see if you can use it in your speaking and your writing.

Maths

Please access the White Rose Hub activities on WHITE ROSE HUB HOME LEARNING, daily lessons, maths, YEAR 3 and click on the first lesson on 29th June. Each day click on the new lesson, watch the clip and then complete the activities which follow the clips. This week’s theme is measures. The complete the sheets below. I have included the answers for each daily lesson so you can mark your work:

DON’T FORGET ON FRIDAY TO ACCESS THE FRIDAY BITESIZE CHALLENGE!!

Times Table Rockstars

How is your score? Which level are you on now? See if you can beat your time on the challenge grid this week.

P.E.

Explore a different activity from the coolest website:

www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes

Cosmic Yoga

Music

Go to BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons and complete ‘What is Notation’ exercise.

What is notation?

Also don’t forget to give a listening party a go! I am still doing mine most evenings-they are so much fun!

Bedtime Stories

Don’t forget there are many online facilities to access free online books, such as Oxford Owl and Oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

Lola at sunset

Where in the world is Lola the cat this week? I took this at sunset!! Pretty cool picture isn’t it!

HAVE A BRILLIANT WEEK AND ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE AND TAKE CARE!!

Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

Hello year 3!! How are you all? Have you had a nice week? I hope you have been enjoying my photographs and it has inspired you to also look for living things in their habitats.

This week I couldn’t get up close to any insects ( it’s rather tricky so I’ll be extra impressed if you get some photos!!) but I have managed to find some great photographs online… Can you name the animal and the habitat? Are they vertebrates or invertebrates?

TOPIC

This week is a nice fun activity and I think you’ll be interested to know that I was inspired by a child’s poster which was pinned to the tree in my local forest park!! It was a ‘wanted’ poster. What is a wanted poster? When we are looking for someone or something and we describe they key features and offer a reward!!

Your task this week is to either use a photo, clipping or drawing of an animal or insect and create a wanted poster of the animal, offering a reward with a description of the animal. To make it extra fun , you too could pin this up (put in a polly pocket so it doesn’t get wet!) in your local area for people to read ( with an adult to accompany you.

What to include? Key facts about your animal, vertebrate or invertebrate? How many legs? What does it eat? Where does it live? Any other facts you may find about the animal!!

REMEMBER TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER TO HELP WITH YOUR SCIENTIFIC VOCABULARY.

Writing and SPAG

Pie Corbett

How did you get on last week writing your jungle log? Don’t worry if you aren’t up to that point this week, you can do it now! If you have completed that then work up to page 18 and stop! This is about reading a poem for trapping an imaginary animal. Then you think of your own, draw it, then follow the structure of the poem and begin to plan your own. All the instructions are in the booklet. Have fun!!

Comprehension skills

This week’s skill is ‘inference‘- Can you remember what Inference Iggy does to help you? See if you can tell a member of your family what inference is! Complete the task below:

Comprehension

How was Father’s Day? Did you make your card for your special person? Put your comprehension skills to the test with this Father’s Day themed comprehension.

Reading for Pleasure

How is the novel going? Have you read any other books such as a non fiction book linked to our topic? Why not complete a slip like a real librarian and recommend one?

Wilbur from Charlotte’s web

Daily Diary and Time Capsule

How’s the daily diary going? Have you read back over it? If you haven’t started a time capsule yet, start collecting things now and get started. This will be so cool to dig up in a few years and re-read. Collect newspaper clippings, photos and anything that reminds your of this point in time during the pandemic.

Time Capsule idea

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you doing in Friday’s spelling test? See if you can beat your score this week. This week’s spelling rule is the spelling ‘ture’ which sounds like ‘cher’.

Word of the week: ‘inconclusive

What does this mean? Can you use this in your spoken language?

Maths

White Rose Maths. Please access the home learning, year 3, week beginning 22nd June 2020. This week’s work is based on angles and shapes. Please watch the clips and complete the tasks.

Time Tables Rockstars

How’s it going? Have you been picking up the pace and beating your score?! I know how hard you have all been working on this!! Keep up the great work!

Here are some times table grids for you to complete. They are different questions from last week but see if you can beat your score!

P.E.

Have you tried any of the new activities? There is yoga, to dance, to karate?!! See https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes/

Go Noddle P.E. activity

Music

Go to BBC BITESIZE daily lessons and scroll down to ‘What is Structure?’ and ‘What are Dynamics’. Watch the 2 clips. There will be a quiz in the last week of term!

What are Dynamics?

Here is the listening party information, for those who are yet to try it!

Listening Party

Bedtime Stories

Don’t forget there are online stories available at Oxford Owl, should you run out of books to read.

Also see : Olverjeffers.com/abookaday

DID YOU ENJOY MY PHOTOGRAPH FROM LAST WEEK: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS LOLA THE CAT?!! SHE’S BEEN UP TO MISCHIEF AGAIN THIS WEEK! CAN YOU SPOT HER?

Where is Lola this time?

HAVE A LOVELY WEEK, STAY SAFE AND TAKE CARE. I MISS YOU ALL VERY MUCH!! XX

Week Beginning 15th June 2020

How is everyone? I’m still missing you lots but hope you are all staying safe and are happy with your families. I also hope you are enjoying the new topic and have taken photos of the living things you have seen on your daily walks.

Father’s Day

Don’t forget it’s Father’s day on Sunday 22nd June. Here are some ideas for cards for your special person. Get creative and make them your own!!

TOPIC

Did you enjoy identifying the living things in my photographs last week? Did you take many of your own? I have taken some more photos of the swans which I photographed last week. This week they have been spotted again with their cygnets in the lake (their natural habitat). I thought you would like to see them, I spotted them yesterday on my run and managed to snap them just in time!! How many cygnets can you spot? Think back to last week’s science lesson, do you think a swan is a vertebrate or an invertebrate?

LIVING PLANET

Here is this term’s homework grid. Please select a new activity each week to complete.

Science Activities

Can you remember what you learned last week about vertebrates? What is a vertebrate? What do you think the word invertebrate means?

Watch the BBC Bitesize clip, titled , ‘What’s an invertebrate?’ KS2.

After the clip answer the quiz questions below the clip.

Then complete these activities. This week you will need to see if you can find any invertebrates on your daily walk. If you can’t then you can sketch them from pictures online.

Use the knowledge organiser to help you with your vocabulary

Writing and SPAG

Pie Corbett

You should be up to page 14 ( please don’t worry if you aren’t- work at your own pace and you will be ready for this part in good time!) Those of you who are up to page 14, you will have prepared to write your first Jungle Log. See the booklet for the full instructions.

Remember to:
• add detail to your sentences by using and or but;

• add explanation to your sentences using because;

• use fronted adverbials like After that or because, to start some sentences;

• check your capital letters at the start of sentences, full stops at the end and commas after a fronted adverbial or the phrase introduced by the fronted adverbial.

★ Don’t forget to read your work and check it flows and makes sense.

Comprehension skills

This week’s skill is ‘retrieval’. Remember what Rex Retriever does… he helps us retrieve and record key details from a text. Please read the text and then answer the questions.

Comprehension

Put your comprehension skills to the test and answer this non fiction comprehension on Alan Turing. Read on to find out who he was. A little clue- this is a great one for all of you maths lovers!

Alan Turing

Reading for Pleasure

Wilbur the pig

How is the novel going? I hope you love this story as much as I do. Who is your favourite character? What other novels have you been reading in lockdown? Why not complete a recommendation slip like professional librarians do?

Daily Diary

As well as writing, have you collected other things in your daily diary? If so, you can use them for your time capsule that you may or may not have started last week. This can eventually be buried in your garden. Don’t forget to draw a map so you know where it is when you decide to dig it up in future!

Time Capsules ready to be buried

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week’s spelling rule is words which have the sound ‘chuh’ but are spelt ‘ture’. Can you think of any already? An example, ‘picture’. Remember to get someone to test you on Friday (or test yourself). Well done to all of you who got 10/10!

Word of the week : ABHORRENT

What does it mean? Can you use this in your spoken language and possibly even your writing this week?

Maths

White Rose Maths. Please access the home learning, year 3, week beginning 15th June 2020 (Year 3, summer term week 8). Watch the clip and then answer the questions. This week’s theme carries on from last week’s fractions and is :ordering, adding and subtracting fractions ( including problem solving)

Times Tables Rockstars

How is the challenge of TTR going?! Come on Year 3, we can beat Year 4, right?!! How did your speed challenges go? Can you beat your time and score this week? Here are some new challlenges.

P.E.

How about trying some new fantastic activities, including, yoga, karate, indoor soccer and kids HIIT workout? see: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes/

Just Dance

Music

Don’t forget Ollie from ‘The Beat Goes On’ is here every week day at 11 am on YouTube with a live body percussion workshop!

OR

Try BBC Bitesize: KS2 Music and think about how music makes you feel. This is a perfect activity to follow a listening party!

How does music make you feel?

Click on the above picture and complete the activity.

Here is the listening party information for those who are yet to try it:

Bedtime Stories

Don’t forget our online stories are available as well as many online titles at Oxford Owl, should you run out of books.

BBC.co.uk/sounds/category/audiobooks ( children’s section)

Oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

SPEAKING OF ANIMALS IN THEIR HABITATS….MY CAT SEEMS TO MANAGE TO DISGUISE HERSELF IN THE GARDEN. CAN YOU SPOT LOLA IN THIS PICTURE? IF YOU THINK IT’S FUN, I WILL UPLOAD A DIFFERENT PICTURE OF HER EACH WEEK!!

Where in the garden is Lola?!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK, ENJOY THE ACTIVITIES AND STAY SAFE XXX

Week Beginning 8th June 2020

Hello year 3- how are you all? I miss you lots and hope you are all well and staying safe with your families. I also hope you have all enjoyed the gorgeous weather (which has sadly turned to rain!) and had a fun and interesting week.

TOPIC

What have you discovered so far whilst learning about our exciting new topic , ‘LIVING PLANET‘? Which living things have you spotted in their natural habitats this week? Even out of your window? Any birds, plants, other animals? On my daily walk to the woods I took some photos for you all. Can you name the living things and the habitat? (For example bird: robin, living in the garden etc.)

Have you noticed there are more than one living thing in each picture? First look at the main image (e.g. swan) and then see how many more living things are within the photograph!

CHALLENGE!!

Take your own photographs of living things, and a further challenge will be linked to this next week!!

LIVING PLANET

Here is this half term’s homework grid. Please select a new activity each week to complete.

Science Activities

Can you remember the 7 life processes of the mnemonic MRS GREN? Did you complete the game off the homework grid? This week we will be studying vertebrates.

This week will be based on classification. First we need to consider what classification is:

Please watch the following clip– either type into google: ‘ BBC Bitesize KS2 What is Classification‘ or use the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

After watching the clip, scroll down and complete the activity. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the clip ‘What is a Vertebrate?’ Watch the clip, complete the activity and then the quiz.

After watching these clips and completing the activities you will have the knowledge ready to tackle this week’s science activities. The lesson plan is attached for guidance.

Remember that * is the simplest activity and *** is the most challenging, so you decide. Use the vertebrate sorting cards to complete the activity sheet. The Knowledge Organiser is there to help you with your vocabulary and understanding of the scientific terms.

Writing and SPAG

Pie Corbett

Here is the Pie Corbett workbook that we started using last week which links to our topic nicely. Did you enjoy planning your own poem last week? I suggested you work up to page 9, but you mustn’t worry if you aren’t up to there just yet! If you are up to that page then the next task is to use your poem plan, then work through ‘Let’s be Explorers’, complete your log of ideas on page 11. Then work on page 12, ‘Now for some grammar’. This continues onto page 13, which involves using conjunctions. Get up to writing your first Jungle Log on page 14 then stop there!

Comprehension skills

As we have covered all of the reading skills now, we will be revisiting Vocabulary Victor, who helps you to give/ explain meanings of words in context. Please read the comprehension below and complete the vocabulary questions.

Comprehension

Now it’s time to put all these fantastic skills to the test and complete the following comprehension booklet which is based on a poem, so ties in nicely with this week’s writing activity.

Please read through the question booklet and then answer the questions in the question booklet. How did you do? Mark your answers with the marking scheme booklet.

Reading for Pleasure

Class Novel

How’s your daily reading going? Did any of you manage to access Charlotte’s Web? Please review your books, including non- fiction ones, when completed:

Daily Diary

Take a minute to read back through your daily diary. What stands out as your most memorable moment? Why? If you haven’t yet written a time capsule, why not start one this week? Collect, clippings, photos, pictures etc along the way. Make your own, or use the template below to help you.

Time capsule in a bottle, ready to be buried in the garden!

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week’s spelling rule is :words ending in a ‘zhuh’ sound which is spelt, ‘sure’. Please complete the handwriting activity and the words search below. Don’t forget to get someone to test you on Friday (or test yourself!)

Word of the week: MAINTAIN

Look up the word. What does it mean? Can you use it in a sentence and spell it? Can you use it in different tenses each day?

Maths

White Rose Maths. This is excellent with it’s live tutorials, breaking down each step of learning. Please type into Google, White Rose Maths. Go to , Year 3, Summer term week 7. This week’s theme is Equivalent Fractions. Please start with lesson 1. Please watch the clips and complete the activities each day. Please note that BBC Bitesize offer some extra support with this. All you need to do is click on the link.

Times Tables

Did you take part in this weeks GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS challenge by submitting your video to Times Table Rockstars? Fingers crossed, you never know!! 🙂

How did you do in last week’s speed challenges? Here are some new ones. Can you beat your time from last week? Don’t forget to keep up the fantastic work on Times Table Rockstars.

P.E.

How is the Joe Wicks work out going? Did you try the dancing? Why not give it go on: twitter.com/diversedancemix

Music

Try somethings a bit different!! Every week day from 11am, Ollie from ‘The Beat Goes On’. This is a live body percussion workshop on YouTube. Give it a go. It’s a bit like music and P.E. rolled into one!

Or

Why not try a listening party?! They have kept Miss Anderson occupied and happy during lockdown evenings. Here are the instructions. They are so much fun!

Bedtime Stories

Have you been reading our class novel or something different at bedtimes? Have many of you listed to an audio story? If you’d like to give them a go see:

BBC.co.uk/sounds/category/audiobooks and see the children’s sections

also see

Oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SATY SAFE XX

A photo taken by Miss Anderson in Watergate Forest Park. I had no idea that there was a surprise hidden in the image. Can you see it?! My favourite picture I have taken during lockdown!!

Week beginning: 1st June 2020

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather over half term and had fun whilst staying safe.

NEW TOPIC TIME!

Last term’s topic was history based. Can you try and figure out what this term’s might be? Look carefully at the picture below. What can you see?

Yes! It’s time for a science based topic…. LIVING PLANET is our new topic and is all about LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS. Think carefully about what this means, think about the word ‘living‘ and ‘habitat’. As you work through this term’s topic, can you sketch or take photos (whilst staying safe) of a scene that you think describes our LIVING PLANET topic?

LIVING PLANET

Here is your new homework activity grid. Please select a different activity each week to complete.

SCIENCE

Life processes- what is this? we use the mnemonic MRS GREN ( these are the 7 life processes (please see homework activity grid for this activity– complete this one this week, there’s also a game linked to this too. This will help you understand what living processes are and that living things can be grouped according to similarities and differences.

Please watch the clip by typing in BBC Bitesize KS2 Characteristics of living things or type in https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztbw2p3

Then watch the second clip by typing in BBC Bitesize What is classification or type in https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4

Science Activities

Please look at the animal picture sheet and think carefully about what they have in common and how they are different. How might you sort them into different groups? Then complete the Activity grouping animals sheet. * is the easiest activity and *** is the most challenging. You decide which is best for you. Check you answers using the answer sheets. The knowledge organiser will also help you each week with your understanding of the scientific vocabulary. The quiz is for the end of the week, to check your knowledge, for a bit of fun! Remember to look around in your garden or on your daily walks at any living things you can see. What do they have in common? How are they similar/ different?!

Reading, Writing and SPAG

Pie Corbett

This is Pie Corbett. We have talked about him in class and used many of his exciting activities, such as ‘circle planning for stories’. Pie has dedicated his life as a pioneer to education. He is most passionate about reading and writing.

Here is a booklet that we will be using over the next few weeks which incorporates reading, writing and SPAG skills and the ‘jungle’ theme links in perfectly with our Living Planet topic!!

Talk for writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett. This is what the booklet is all about. Remember to work at your own pace through the booklet above (which I will upload each week for you). Please start by completing the activities up to page 9 for this week (please do not worry if you do a little less). Jungle is written by Maria Richards and the activities incorporate vocabulary, sentence work, comprehension, gathering ideas and writing them into stories and poems etc. This is a fantastic resource so I know you’ll enjoy it!!

Reading

This term’s recommended novel is one of Miss Anderson’s all time favourites!! I also read this when I was in year 3 and still have my exercise book where I wrote my own version! This is a classic tale by E.B. White and fits in nicely with this term’s topic.

Remember it is really important to keep up your daily reading. Which book has been your favourite so far? Have you reviewed any yet? Now would also be a great time to explore those non fiction books on living things!

Remember to visit Oxford Owl and also Oliver Jeffers for a book a day. oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

Daily Diary

Did you read back over your diary over half term? Remember to record important events in there and keep it going. This will be extremely useful to look back over in years to come! Did you write your time capsule? I hope you made a clear map so you know where to find it!

Reading Skills

This week we are visiting a new skill and we are introduced to ‘Arlo Author’. This helps us to think like an author and to explain why specific words/ phrases have been used. Please complete this activity:

Handwriting and Spelling

This week’s rule is words ending in ‘al’. Remember a suffix is letters added to the end of a root word. Please complete the activities and get someone to test you (or test yourself) on Friday:

Word of the week: CONTEMPLATE

Look up the word. What does it mean? Can you use it in a sentence and spell it? Can you use different tenses of the word each day?

Maths

White Rose Maths. Follow the same scheme that we accessed last term. This is excellent with it’s live tutorials, breaking down each step of learning. Please type into google: White Rose Maths. Go to ‘home learning’, Year 3 Summer term week 6. This week’s theme is Fractions and Decimals. Please start with lesson 1 ‘Tenths as Decimals’. Please watch the clips and complete activities.

Times tables

How is your times tables knowledge? By the end of year 3 we need to know the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, and 8 times tables. Each week I will be including a fun, grid activity. Time yourself and aim to beat your time each week. If you are right handed complete the right handed one and if you are left handed complete the left handed one.

Year 3, I have been keeping check and you are doing so well on Times table Rockstars!! I am so proud of you- keep up the good work! Please do not forget that there is a GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS CHALLENGE this week. See TTR for further details. The challenge is:

Who can complete the highest score on TTR questions in one minute?! Submit a video of yourself (with an adult’s permission) playing the game and achieving your score to TTR by June 4th (this Thursday). You have to be in it to win it!!

BEST OF LUCK 🙂

P.E.

If you would like to try something different from Joe Wicks, please see ‘Home workouts for lockdown’ (which also includes nutrition tips)

If you fancy some dancing then see ‘Dance Program: twitter.com/diversedancemix

facebook.com/groups/141368677202953

Music

Try something a bit different! Every week from 11am Ollie from ‘The Beat Goes On’ is running a live body percussion workshop on YouTube. Give his classes a go- it’s a bit like music and P.E. rolled into one!

If you fancy singing LEARN TO SING with the vocalistcoach.org.uk

If you would like to be part of a choir go to : Great British home chorus, socially distanced choir on youtube.com/user/deccamusic

Bedtime Stories

Try some of these new books to listen to:

BBC.co.uk/sounds/category/audiobooks and see the children’s sections

Oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE!! XX

Week beginning : 18th May 2020

I hope you all had a good week and a lovely weekend. Did you enjoy doing your rainbow activity for Nissan? Remember to take a break next week, as it is half term and I know you all need a much deserved rest!!

RITIOUS ROMANS

We are coming to the end of our Romans topic. What do you know now that you didn’t at the start of the topic? What has been your favourite fact?! Here is the homework grid for you to complete your final task this week.

Topic

I’m sure you have loved learning all the cool facts about the Romans. But did you ever stop to think and wonder about what they did for us? Our life today is a certain way because of the Romans. Please type into google: BBC Bitesize KS2′ What the Romans did for us’. Watch the clip and then answer the quiz questions. No writing required! Once you have answered the quiz, please create your own TV Quiz Show about the Romans. You could use an old cardboard box to make into a TV screen. Have fun with this!!

Then complete the final task on the homework grid, attached above.

English

SPAG– Please visit BBC Bitesize and click on:

Daily lessons- year 3- English and click on: 14th May They’re, their or there and complete the homophones tasks.

Reading

Which books have you read this half term? Which has been your favourite and why? Can you recommend one to a friend? Review one here:

Remember to keep reading over half term too, this is very important. See Oxford Owl for free online books and also Oliver Jeffers for ‘ a book a day’ oliverjefferers.com/abookaday

Reading and Writing

Reading

https:/www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Click on home learning hub

This is excellent and updated daily. Please click on the age 7-9 newsroom

Today’s work is entitled ’11 Year old Breaks Skating World Record‘. Read the story and then answer the questions.

Writing

Write an informal letter to a friend or relative and post it in the post box:

An informal letter is when we write to people we know, so has a rather ‘chatty’ and ‘friendly’ style in the way it is written. Write to your chosen person (or people- you could write and post to different people) about whatever topic you want to tell them about. It could be about the Romans topic, about family life at home, anything you wish!

See the example to follow and the template to help you write this. Good luck and have fun! The person who receives it will love that you have thought of them! Don’t forget to include the correct spellings of they’re, their and there.

Daily Diary

How is the daily diary going? Have you looked back and read what happened at the start and compared it to how things are now? Here is an extra, fun activity, which you could do this week or over half term:

Write your own TIME CAPSULE!

Take some paper, write down your experiences of the last few weeks , that you want to remember in the future, roll the paper up and put into a bottle ( an adult should help you). Find somewhere with your adult to bury this…this could be in your garden or under a plant pot in your yard. Make a jote of where this is buried and mark a date on your calendar to dig this up and read in the future!

Guided Reading

Read the story which is provided in the daily schedule in Twinkl home learning and answer the questions. This is updated daily and this week’s title is ‘The Creakers’. This is my favourite title so far, as it is about a town that wakes up and all the adults have gone!!!

Reading Skills

This week’s reading skill focuses on: Cassie Commentator who, ‘Discusses the content of a paragraph/ text and compares events and characters’, Can you do the same? Please read the questions then answer the comprehension:

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week’s spelling rule is: Word families based on common words.

Please complete the activities and get someone to test you/ test yourself on Friday.

Word of the Week : DISCIPLINE

Look up the word. What does it mean? Can you use it in a sentence when talking? Can you notice tense changes when you do and how do you spell them?

Maths

White Rose Maths. This is excellent with it’s live tutorials, breaking down each step of learning. Please type into google, ‘White Rose Maths’, go to home learning, Year 3 Summer term week 5 Unit and Non Unit Fractions. Please complete the daily lessons.

Times tables

Well done year 3!! You make me so proud, you are absolutely steaming through and showing what you are made of on Times Table Rock stars!! Woohoo!! Keep going and why not try to get into the GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS? See Timetable Rock stars for more details as they are setting ac challenge for: WHO CAN COMPLETE THE HIGHEST SCORE ON TIMESTABLES ROCKSTARS QUESTIONS IN ONE MINUTE!! Submit a video of yourself playing the game and achieving your score to Times Table Rock stars by 4th June 2020. You have to be in it to win it!!

Science

We are coming to the end of our topic on ‘Animals Including Humans’. How much have you enjoyed it? Has it helped you make your meals more balanced? This is the final lesson on skeletons and muscles. Please type into google: BBC Bitesize KS2 Skeletons and Muscles:

Watch the clips: How do your muscles work? and What does your skeleton do? Answer the questions on the online quiz.

Now design and make your own leaflet to tell people in your household about skeletons and muscles. Don’t forget to include the scientific vocabulary:

P.E.

If you would like to try something different from Joe Wicks, please see ‘Home workouts for lockdown’ ( which also has nutrition tips- which links to our science topic) facebook.com/groups/141368677202953

If you fancy dancing then see the Dance program: twitter.com/diversedancemix

Music

Did you try the listening party? How did it go? Did you make any of the instruments? I’m sure your street is the loudest and most appreciative to all our carers each Thursday!

How about some singing?

LEARN TO SING with vocalist coach.org.uk

If you would like to be part of a choir go to : Great British home chorus-socially distanced choir on :

youtube.com/user/deccamusic

Bedtime Stories

Try some of these new books to listen to :

BBC.co.uk/sounds/category/audiobooks and see the children’s sections

Oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

HALF TERM

Remember to keep up your daily reading over the half term holiday, using the websites mentioned for free online books, if you have run out!

Here are some other online activities to help you relax over half term:

Free colouring books:

openculture.com/2019/02download-free-coloring-books-from-113museums

Lego:

Lego.com/en-gb/kids (games and activities available)

HAVE A RELAXING AND HAPPY HALF TERM BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE XXX

Week beginning: 11th May 2020

I hope you all had a good week and enjoyed some safe VE Day celebrations in your home. Did you display your artwork in the windows? What did you learn about the anniversary and it’s importance?

Year 3 Home Learning

RAINBOW ACTIVITY FOR PPE EQUIPMENT

Nissan are making protective equipment for our fabulous NHS staff and key workers. They have asked for our help and it is a wonderful idea! Can you get creative and make a rainbow? All you need to do is make a rainbow in anyway you like ( have fun with it!) then add is your first name, age and school. Get your adult to take a photo and email this into school. These rainbows will appear on the equipment to help cheer up our fantastic NHS staff and key workers. I’m sure you will agree that this a lovely way in which we can help :). THANK YOU XX

RITIOUS ROMANS

Are you having fun learning about the Romans? Which activities have you completed on the grid?

Topic

Please use Twinkl and BBC Bitesize sites (and any books or good sites you have found) for your research. This week I would like you to:

Google BBC Bitesize

Type in ‘The Romans Ks2’ and scroll down to the clip, ‘How did the Romans Change Britain?’. Please watch this excellent clip and choose one activity to complete from the homework grid.

One aspect of the way they influenced life today was the use of Roman Numerals. Please try these fun activities, then see where you can spot Roman numerals in your home!

English

SPAG- Please visit BBC BItesize and click on:

Daily lessons- year 3- English and click on : 4th MayExpanded noun phrases. Watch the clip and complete the activities that follow.

Reading

How is the home reading going? Did you access any of the free online books that are available on Oxford Owl? If not, then take a look this week and broaden your horizons… pick a title that you wouldn’t normally go for!! Remember to read every day- this is really important.

Then review a book here if you wish:

Reading and Writing

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Click on home learninghub

This is excellent and updated daily. Please click on the age 7-9 daily newsroom.

Watch the video

Read the story about NASA and preparing for the space mission. Read the story and answer the questions then complete the writing activity, writing your own newspaper article. Remember to include expanded noun phrases from the SPAG work if you can. If you prefer, you can write your own newspaper article on anything you wish, this could be VE day from last week.

Daily Diary

How is your daily diary going? How about you try something a bit different this week and use your diary to help?! Create your own TIME CAPSULE. Type TIME CAPSULE into twinkl to see examples. Record what you want to say, fold your writing into a bottle and bury in your garden (with your adult’s permission). Make a note of where this is buried and dig up in a year or more to see what you wrote!!

Guided Reading

Read the story which is provided in the daily schedule in Twinkl. This week’s title is, ‘Jazz Harper’. No need for a printer, just jot down ideas.

Reading Skills

This week’s reading skill focuses on ‘summary’. Summarising Sheba helps you to summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph’. Please complete the acitivty:

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week’s spelling rule is, ‘word families based on common words showing how words are related in form and meaning’.

Please complete the activities and get someone to test you/test yourself on Friday.

Word of the week: WELLBEING

Look up the word- what does it mean? Try and say it in at least 2 different sentences each day.

Maths

White Rose maths. This is excellent with it’s live tutorials, breaking down each step of learning. Please type into Goggle, ‘White Rose maths’. Home learning, Year 3 Summer term week 4. This week’s area of learning is multiplication and division. Complete the daily lessons.

Times tables

It’s really important that you keep learning your times tables. Please access Times table Rockstars and there are other great learning tools on sites such as classroom secrets.

Science

Continuing with the topic, ‘Animals including Humans’. How did your nutrition diary go last week? What did you notice? This week’s lessons is about the human skeleton. Here is the information sheet to help you, and the activity to complete. You could create your own skeleton, by drawing round a family member and labelling as many bones as your can! Perhaps chalk this on your driveway or in your garden?!!

P.E.

Aside from the daily Joe Wicks lessons, how have you been getting creative with your daily excercise?! Remember to keep it interesting fun, but most importantly, stay safe and follow social distancing rules.

Music

Did you make any of the instruments last week? How did they sound on Thursday? I know my street is getting louder each week and the atmosphere is amazing! Why not try a different one this week….

Did you take part in the listening party on Zoom, or with a member of your household? If not, why not give it a whirl, no writing required- just listening and having fun…

Bedtime Stories

Have you listened to any of David Walliams stories? How about reading to a sibling or favourite toy? A lovely way to wind down at the end of the day…

ENJOY YOUR WEEK, HAVE FUN, BUT REMEMBER TO STAY SAFE XXX

Week Beginning: 20th April 2020

Welcome back to all of our NPA families. We hope you enjoyed a lovely, safe Easter holiday. If you haven’t done so already, please see our Facebook page for our extra special video message from all of the staff...

Year 3 Home learning

RITIOUS ROMANS!!

I know how much you loved our volcanoes topic, but it is time to move onto our new, very exciting topic, The Romans! As always, I have planned lots of varied and exciting tasks for you to complete, which are all topic based. Please see these activities in the attached home work grid sheet. You may complete these in any order, so start with whichever one takes your fancy!

Topic

As history is our main focus for our topic this half term. Do you fancy yourself as a bit of historian? How do you think you might become one? Well check out BBC Bitesize. Click on daily lessons, Year 3 and there is an entire session on this, which will whet your appetite for the rest of the topic.

As well as the topic home work grid, please use Twinkl and also BBC Bitesize for your research on the Romans. BBC Bitesize is excellent in that it has short, fun clips and also quizzes and activities to complete after watching. Start with:

BBC Bitesize-daily lessons-KS2-History-Roman Britain-How the Romans Conquered Britain, then select your activity from the homework grid to follow these activities.

English

SPAG: Please visit BBC Bitesize again and click on:

daily lessons-year 3- English_ identifying nouns

Complete the online activities and then do the same for the lesson entitled ‘pronouns’

Reading

A recommended novel for this half term for reading pleasure is ‘Romans on the Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong. A very informative yet humorous read!!

Please remember to read daily, even if this is to your favourite teddy , sibling or yourself! Get creative, turn it into a puppet show using socks for characters, What can you think of to make your daily reading more fun?!

Reading and writing

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Click on home learning hub

This is excellent and updated daily, please click on age 7-9 for the daily newsroom bulletin.

Watch the video

Read the story provided on Monkeys travelling on a raft across the ocean

Answer the questions in the pack ( then mark with answers provided)

Then attempt the writing task ( remember, think about pronouns covered in the SPAG element)

Daily Diary

Also don’t forget to keep a diary of you favourite events! Feel free to also complete longer writing pieces of your choice, such as a recount, or make up your own story based on something you’ve been inspired by!! Make an set of instructions for something youv’e baked etc.

Guided Reading

Read the story ( which is provided in the daily schedule). This week’s is ‘How to skin a Bear’, no printer needed, just jot down your ideas.

Reading skills

This week focus will be on INFERENCE. Please complete the following inference activity using inference (see the definition on the sheet).

Handwriting and Spelling

This week’s spellings all end in ‘ary’. Please try the about activities throughout the week, then either test yourself or get someone to test you on Friday!

Also see in the Twinkl hub spelling and handwriting with Mr Whoops– this will help with all year 3 spelling rules and with handwriting and is a fun activity to do!

Word of the week: CELESTIAL

Look up the word- what does it mean- Try and say it in at least 2 different sentences each day. Try to include it in your writing if you can!

Maths

White Rose Maths- this is excellent as it has live tutorials and breaks down each step of learning. Please go to White Rose Maths, Home learning, Year 3, Summer 1. Start with the first lesson and this week the subject area is equivalent fractions.

Times tables

Don’t forget to practise your times tables on Times tables Rockstars. There are also excellent games on classroom secrets (https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk)

Science

Our topic this half term is ‘Animals including Humans’

Please use the twinkl website to help you, by putting into the search box ‘Animals including Humans Year 3 lesson 1. All of the resources are here that you need. This is a great one as it can be done in the kitchen, by getting out all of your food packages! This follows on nicely from our activity we completed during science week on nutrition. There are also nutrition videos avilabale on BBC Bitesize website, please type into the search ‘Food needed by the body’ and watch the short clip.

Physical activity

Don’t forget Joe Wicks has daily PE lessons on You Tube live at 9am week days. Also be creative with your daily exercise with your family (remember to stay safe and follow social distancing guidelines). Make it intresting- can you walk then hop 10 times in a row? What can you think of? Large strides? Have fun with it!

Music

I know listening to and singing along to music has definitely been one of my favourite things to do during lockdown! How about you check out BBC Bite size, Learning hub, Daily lessons, then click on year 3 music. There is a really cool lesson available on ‘Melody and Pitch’.

Bedtime Stories

Go onto You tube if you would like to have a story read to you by David Walliams. A nice relaxing way to end your day….

ENJOY YOUR WEEK, HAVE FUN LEARNING, BUT REMEMBER TO TAKE SOME TIME OUT TO RELAX TOO, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT- GET OUT IN YOUR GARDEN IN THE SUNSHINE WHEN YOU CAN! DO SOME OUTDOOR LEARNING! BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE XX

Week beginning: 27th April 2020

Hello to all of our NPA families. I hope you had a lovely weekend, enjoying the sunshine, keeping safe and well.

Year 3 Home Learning

RITIOUS ROMANS!!

Are you enjoying our new topic? Which activity did you complete last week? What have you discovered about the Romans so far? Are you starting to understand why they were so important for our life today? Having watched the BBC clip last week, who fancies themselves as a historian?

Topic

Please use Twinkl and BBC Bitesize KS2 ( and any books or other brilliant websites you may have discovered) for your research on the Romans. This week I would like you to think about HOW THE ROMANS CONQUERED BRITAIN. Please go to BBC Bitesize and type that it into the search, watch the clip. Decide on how you would like to recall these events. Can you act this out as a play in your garden? Or maybe as a puppet show with old socks? Have fun with this one! Spend time making props.

English

SPAG : Please visit BBC Bitesize again and click on:

Daily lessons-year3-English: IDENTIFYING ADJECTIVES , IDENTIFYING ADVERBS and watch the video clips for each, then complete the 3 activities for each.

Reading

Have you managed to access Jeremy Strong’s ‘Romans on the Rampage’? Or have you found other Roman themed books?!

Remember to read daily, this is really important. How about you review the books you have read so far on this review sheet?

Who has been reading non-fiction books? What have you found out? How about reviewing them here?

Reading and Writing

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

click on home learning hub

This is excellent and updated daily. Please click on the age 7-9 daily newsroom bulletin.

Watch the video

Read the story provided on ‘Houses made from 3D Printers’- it’s really cool!! Complete the reading then the writing task on writing your own persuasive advert. Think carefully about choosing appropriate adjectives and adverbs to do so ( see SPAG work).

Daily Diary

How is your daily diary going? Is it fun reading back over the events you have recorded? Keep them going, writing down all of your favourite fun events. An idea might be to read them out on Face Time to your relatives or friend? Or tell your favourite teddy!

Guided Reading

Read the story in Twinkl which is provided in the daily schedule. This week’s is ‘The man who bought a mountain’. No printer needed, just jot down your ideas.

Reading skills

This week’s focus is on retrieval skills. Rex helps you: find key pieces of information in the text that you are reading.

Please complete the following activity practising this skill:

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week is the ‘u’ sound which is spelled using ‘o’.

Please try the activities and then get someone to test you on Friday (or test yourself)

Also see the Twinkl hub for Mr Whoops. This will help you with handwriting and year 3 spellings, should you want extra activities.

How are your year 3 spellings? Here are the year3/4 spelling list and word searches for you to practise, should you need to practise other spelling rules. (This can be ongoing each week)

Word of the Week: NUTRITIOUS

Look up the word-what does it mean? Try and say it in at least 2 different sentences a day ( Can you spot the link to this week’s science?)

Maths

White Rose Maths– this is excellent as it has live tutorials and breaks down each step of learning. Please type into google ‘White Rose Maths’. Type in ‘Home Learning’. Click on Summer 1. Start with the first lesson this week. The subject this week is adding and subtracting fractions. Those of you who were competent in class, please go straight to the problem solving questions.

Times Tables

Don’t forget to practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars. There are also excellent games on classroom secrets (https://kids.classroom secrets.co.uk)

Science

Continuing on from last week for our topic, ‘Animals including Humans’. This week’s lesson (lesson 2, year 3 Animals including Humans) on Twinkl if you would like to view the power point is about the different food which our body requires. Please type into Google search ‘BBC Bitesize Food needed by the Body KS2’ and watch the short clip. Then watch, ‘A balanced Diet’ KS2. Then complete the following:

P.E.

Don’t forget Joe Wicks has daily lessons on You Tube, live at 9am on week days. Also be creative with your daily exercise with your family ( remember to stay safe and follow social distancing guidelines). Make it interesting- have you seen the 5K challenge when you run or walk backwards the whole way?!

Music

I know listening to and singing along to music is definitely keeping me cheerful. Are you being creative with your weekly clapping? Last week I used maracas, but you can also improvise with pots or pans. Could you even make your own instrument?!

Check out BBC Bitesize, Learning Hub, Daily lessons, then click on year 3 music. There is a really cool lesson called ‘Start Singing’.

Bedtime Stories

Go onto You Tube if you would like to have a story read to you by David Walliams. A nice relaxing way to end your day……

ENJOY YOUR WEEK, HAVE FUN LEARNING BUT REMEMBER TO TAKE SOME TIME OUT TO RELAX TOO-IT’S VERY IMPORTANT! BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE XX

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 3 Staff:

Miss Anderson – Teacher


WEEK BEGINNING 4TH MAY 2020

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are all staying safe and are well. Thank you so much for all of your fantastic photos and videos. If you haven’t seen it yet, please go to our Face book page and check out the latest video clip!!

Oh and … Happy Star Wars Day… ‘May the fourth be with you!!

A VERY SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY IS HAPPENING THIS FRIDAY. IT IS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY IN EUROPE 8TH MAY, 1945. THERE WILL BE ACTIVITIES LINKED TO THE CELEBRATION. WHAT CAN YOU FIND OUT?

VE Day activities

Here are some fun and creative activities for you to complete this week and display in your window this Friday (Bank Holiday). Also see the English activities as there are some more there- choose your favourite and do as many as you wish. Why not try a fun recipe?!

RITIOUS ROMANS

Are you enjoying the Romans topic? Which activities have you completed so far? What do you now know that you didn’t at the start?

Topic

Please use Twinkl and BBC Bitesize KS2 ( and any books or websites you have found) for your research on the Romans. This week I would like you to think about what Roman life was like and take a look around a Roman Villa. Go to BBC BITESIZE (TYPE INTO GOOGLE: WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN ROMAN BRITAIN BBC BITESIZE) Watch the clip and then choose an activity to complete off the homework grid.

English

SPAG- Please visit BBC Bitesize again and click on:

Daily lessons-year3-English and click on ‘ Using inverted commas to show speech’. Watch the video clips and then complete the activities that follow.

Reading

How is the home reading going? Remember this is the most important thing to do each day whilst you are at home. If you have run out of books or need some inspiration, please go to Oxford Owl as there are hundreds of free e books in the library. Take a look at ‘Oxford Owl for home’ there is a section for aged 7-8 or you can access simpler or more challenging books too.

If you wish to review these books, fiction or non-fiction. How about completing one of these book reviews?

Reading and Writing

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

click on home learning hub

This is excellent and updated daily. Please click on the age 7-9 daily newsroom

Watch the video

Read the story provided on ‘VE Day 75th Anniversary’. Complete the reading and writing tasks (the comprehension and the VE day poem) Display your poem, medal and Tommy in your window this Friday.

Daily Diary

How is your daily diary going? Which is your favourite event which you have recorded so far? Can you try to include some speech this week? (see SPAG work)

Guided Reading

Read the Story which is provided in the daily schedule in Twinkl. This week’s title is, ‘Jazz Harper’. No printer needed, just jot down your ideas.

Reading Skills

This week’s focus in on prediction skills. Prediction Pip helps you to : work out what will happen next by using clues from the text. Please complete the following activity

Handwriting and Spelling

How did you do in last week’s spelling test? This week is the u sound spelt with ou.

Please complete the activities and get someone to test you ( or test yourself) on Friday.

Word of the week : VICTORIOUS

Look up the word-what does it mean? try and say it in at least 2 different sentences a day.

Maths

White Rose Maths-this is excellent with it’s live tutorials, breaking down each step of learning. Please type into google, ‘White Rose maths’. Type in ‘Home Learning’. Click on Summer 1. Start with the first lesson of this week. the subject this week is: Money ( converting pounds and pence).

Times Tables

Don’t forget to practise your times tables on Time Tables Rock stars. There are also excellent games in classroom secrets.

Science

Continuing with the topic, ‘Animals Including Humans’. This week’s lesson is lesson 3. Please watch the BBC Bitesize Clip ‘What is a balanced Diet’ (type into google) and complete the following:

P.E.

Don’t forget Joe Wicks has daily lessons live on You Tube at 9am. Please be creative with daily exercise- how about the 5k challenge- did any of you manage to walk backwards (safely) the entire way? Remember to follow social distancing rules.

Music

As I said last week, music has been my saviour during lockdown and I thought I would share some cool activities with you. Why not try this fun listening party or try the on- going weekly activities which help you recycle your waste and make instruments for the Thursday clapping?!!

Bedtime Stories

Go onto you Tube if you would like to have a story read to you by David Walliams. A nice relaxing way to end your day…

ENJOY YOUR WEEK, HAVE FUN LEARNING AND REMEMBER TO TAKE SOME TIME OUT TO RELAX…..MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE XX

WEEK BEGINNING 30TH MARCH 2020

Hello to all parents/ carers in year 3. I hope you are still staying safe and well. Here are some activities for those of you who have already completed the pack (well done 🙂 ). I will be updating this weekly, but I’m sure you’ll find I have set lots to keep you busy….

Take care, Miss Anderson 

 

Year 3 home learning

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Click on home learning hub

This is excellent and updated daily- click on age 7-9 for daily activities, even lunchtime fun!

For an English/ PSHE/art tasks linked to current affairs click onto daily newsroom bulletin:

  • Watch the video on the news about ‘Clap for carers’
  • Read the story provided
  • The answer the questions in the pack
  • Attempt the tasks next, which includes an art task, writing task then an investigative task ( in the form of writing a newspaper)
  • After this read the guided reading audio story, today’s is a Russian tale which is ‘Firebird’, no printer is needed, just jot down your ideas.

Classroom secrets kids

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Sign up for free and log into year 3

Here you will find spelling games to play

Times tables games for maths

Reading comprehensions

White rose maths

This is excellent and breaks down each step of learning with online live tutorial videos

Click on year 3 and start with week 2 fractions lessons.

BBC bitesize

For topic learning see the homework grid sent home and on this blog for ‘Vicious Volcanoes’

Log onto BBC bitesize for more info/ video clips ;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zd9cxyc

 

Listening to stories

Click on the link for daily stories read by David Walliams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW29dHRKPAo

Could you do your own and read to a favourite Teddy Bear? Do a story time where you read to your family after tea?

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning: 9th March 2020

In English, we have been studying figurative language across the week in preparation for our five part story. Based on the novel ‘Escape from Pompeii’ this will lead us into our final preparation where we will be adding in dialogue.

In maths, we have started a new unit of learning based on adding fractions! All children have loved this challenge this week and they have really impressed me with their problem solving and reasoning skills. This will continue into next week where they will subtract fractions.

Our topic has been based around Science Week this week. On Monday, the children really impressed with their designs and creations for bird feeders to be placed within our environment. The most exciting part of the week has been seeing the birds feeding from the feeders outside our classroom. Later in the week, the children thoroughly enjoyed making their cardboard arcade games. If you managed to attend the event, we do hope you enjoyed it!