Year 3: Blog items

Year 3 Final Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:24pm

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe we have reached the end of Year 3!

This has been a year filled with new learning experiences and I’m so incredibly proud that you have all risen to the challenges you have faced. Thank you, Year 3, for shining so brightly.

A valuable lesson many of us learned this year was to slow down and appreciate those around us. During this home learning experience, I know you have created memories with your families that you will cherish and look back on fondly in the years to come.

When leaving school today, instead of thinking about all that we missed out on this year, I found myself looking forward to all of the wonderful things to come. Everything will feel so much more special when we are all together in class again! We definitely won’t take the little joys for granted. I’m so grateful that, together, we will move to Year 4 and I look forward to all the adventures ahead of us.

You should all be proud of your wonderful accomplishments in Year 3. Thank you for always giving your best as I know you will continue to do in Year 4.

Throughout the summer there are a number of ways in which you can continue your learning:

  • You can continue to access websites such as MyMaths, Sumdog, Times Table Rockstars.
  • You can access a wide range of books on World of Stories Oxford Owl . You can also listen to celebrities reading the hilarious Roald Dahl classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’ here.
  • Choose a topic you are passionate about and research it. Then present this research in any way you choose: filming it, PowerPoint or creating a Kahoot quiz for your family.
  • Access many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed, from daily Maths lessons by White Rose Maths to free singing resources from Out Of The Ark.
  • Complete any tasks on previous blogs which you may not have had time to attempt yet. 

I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces in September.

Have a fantastic summer, you deserve it!

Thank you to all those parents who have sent in gifts and cards this week; they are very much appreciated.

Miss Browne xx

September 2020 - Transition Guide for Year 3 into Year 4

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 12:00pm

Please see the transition PowerPoint below for additional information to ensure that your child has the best start to Year 4.

Thank you,

Miss Browne

Picture News Discussion - w/c 13.7.20

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:27am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: 'Are holidays important?'

Since March 17th, people in the UK were only allowed to travel to other countries if the journey was essential. Anyone who returned to the UK was also required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. A new traffic light system, recently launched, means countries have been given a green, amber or red light depending on the number of coronavirus cases there, allowing people to potentially have a summer holiday this year. All passengers have to wear face coverings on planes and ferries.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached, which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource has some children telling us about their holidays (1) and the second resource shares more information about holidays and why we have them (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning from Home w/c 13.07.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 9:57am

Hello everybody,

I can’t believe we have reached the end of term! I am so proud of all the hard work you have put into Year 3 and I’m sure you will continue to shine as you complete the final week of home learning tasks.

On Friday the 17th, we will be sharing our 'End of Year Leavers' Service' on the school's YouTube channel at 9:20am. 

We would encourage all our TSP families to watch this in celebration of both our Year 6 pupils, who will be moving onto secondary school, and despite closure, give thanks for another successful year at Trinity St. Peter's.

As this is our last week of term, if you are able, I hope you will join me in dressing up in some fancy dress for a whole class Zoom call!

Friday 17th July @ 11.00am - Whole class Zoom call.

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm the login details required to join the meeting. Hopefully, all being well, we look forward to seeing your child next week!

 

 

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

 

 

In September, we will be introducing the new learning platform, 'Google Classroom'. Further information on this can be found in the “Google Classroom Letter” attachment below. Please read this letter as well as the “Google Classroom Acceptable Use Policy” which is also attached.

 

Individual login details will be sent via text message early next week. 

 

If you experience any difficulties signing up, please let us know via the curriculum account next week so that the whole class is prepared for September.

 

 

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading), then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

Please remember, the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

Please note that the school’s ‘curriculum’ email account will close on Friday 17th July.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

 

Maths:

This week, we will focus some more on subtraction. To support this learning, please complete the activities: ‘Introducing column subtraction’ and ‘Subtraction columns’. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions.

 

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day!

Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

 

If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week, then why not have a go at the ‘Chilli Challenges’ or the ‘Maths Mystery Challenge’ I have attached?

How are your times tables coming along? Hopefully, you are now becoming more confident and know the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

These Numberock songs will help you learn them and you can also improve your fluency by practising on Times Table Rockstars. or ‘Hit the Button’

 

English:

Reading:

Check out Cressida Cowell’s YouTube channel where you will find readings of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, creativity tips, book recommendations and story writing ideas.

Perhaps you have started reading ‘The Ickabog’ too.... if not, it is still available to read! There are some wonderful ways in which you can be involved in the illustrations of the published edition of this book at the end of the year by entering the competition.

As well as your books at home, there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new chapter of a David Walliams audio story every day here. 

Have you checked out this list of recommended BAME books? The list includes: biographies, non-fiction books and books that represent BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) main characters. These books represent the diverse and varied experiences and cultures of all people.

 

 

Comprehension:

This week’s reading comprehension is a biography about a famous author named Roald Dahl. The author of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFG, and a treasury of original and beloved children’s books, Roald Dahl remains, for many, the world’s best storyteller.

Writing:

Have you attempted some of the Authorfy 10 minute challenges?

biography is a text written about someone else's life (usually someone famous). This week, I would like you to research the life of someone that interests you and write a biography. This could be a friend or member of your family, a sports star or a famous musician. The list is endless!

Some key facts about biographies;

  1. Biographies are written by an author who has done their research on an individual's life and knows a great deal about that person.
  2. Biographies are written in the third person (i.e. he/she/his/her/they/their). 
  3. Biographies are written in chronological/time order. 
  4. A biography may also include direct quotes from the subject or quotes from others about the person.

 

View the attached slides to identify the key features of a biography. I have also included a word mat and a WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) to assist you.

Before you begin your research, it may be helpful to watch this video where Nelufar Hedayat gives some advice on  How to Interview Extraordinary People .

This website has a variety of biographies you can read to inspire you.

 

I have also attached a summer writing challenge just for fun!

 

 

SPAG: This week the SPAG focus is ‘How to use the suffix -ous’. The letters ous are a suffix, meaning ‘full of’. Usually, adding ous changes a noun into an adjective e.g. danger > dangerous, adventure > adventurous, fury >furious

 

This video will explain all you need to know about the suffix ous.

Watch this clip and then complete the quiz that follows.

 

Spellings: Please find this week’s spellings below.

Group 1: lecture, puncture, literature, mature, miniature, mixture, sculpture, signature, temperature, texture

Group 2: who, why, what, how, which, where, when, adjective, adverb, verb

Word searches with this week’s spellings have also been attached.

 

 

History:

 

Can you think of anything that the ancient Egyptians invented that we still use today?

 

Look at the inventions on the slides and click on each one to investigate some of the main inventions and achievements of the Ancient Egyptians (paper, clocks, knowledge of anatomy, shaduf, ox-drawn plough, decimal system, calendar, etc.)

 

Which of these inventions do we still use today? Which have been modified?

 

Using the Information Sheet attached to help create your own quiz about the inventions and achievements of the ancient Egyptians to test a friend. This could be simple true or false quiz, multiple choice or any other format you can think of. You could build your own interactive quiz by using Kahoot.

 

Science:

For this week’s Science task, you will make your own explosive volcano! Making your own homemade volcano is really simple and requires basic materials that you can find around the home.

You will need: an empty water bottle, some baking soda (bicarbonate of soda), a spoonful of washing up liquid, a few drops of red and yellow food colouring and some vinegar.

To decorate the outside of the volcano, you could use: modelling clay, playdough, papier mâché or make a cone from paper or cardboard. You can make the design of your volcano as simple or as complicated as you like!

Follow the instructions attached or follow this instructional video to make an explosion!

Some simple facts about volcanoes:

  • A volcano is a mountain that erupts.
  • Rock under the earth’s surface is so hot that it melts. This melted rock is called magma.
  • Erupting magma is called lava.
  • Volcanoes become bigger every time they erupt as the lava cools and makes a new layer of rock.
  • Volcanoes can erupt under water and form new islands from the cooled lava.
  • Volcanoes can be found on the moon and other planets.
  • There are more than 500 active volcanoes on Earth.

 

 

Art:

Award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Shoo Rayner has some fantastic art tutorials. Shoo’s videos break drawings down into their simplest parts, while Shoo explains every step in the process. You can learn How To Draw A Pyramid or ‘How to Draw Tutankhamun’.

This week, I have also attached a Summer Art Activities Pack. Inside, you will find a range of tasks including: painting, sketching and crafts.

 

 

Computing:

This week, I have attached another coding tutorial, ‘Star Wars Building a Galaxy with Code’. You will build you own Star Wars Game! By learning the basic concepts of programming, you will be able to direct and move BB-8 through different levels of the game.

I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

 

Spanish:

This week you can access the Oakland Academy Spanish lesson here to learn how to say how you feel in Spanish.

The Language Angels ‘Home School’ resource is an excellent tool for the children to develop their linguistic skills. Required details to login can be accessed as per the whole school blog here. Year 3 children can additionally access age appropriate interactive games made available for them to play from home on www.languageangels.com (login details already sent home with the children).

 

 

Music:

Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here.

 

PE:

Joe Wicks will now be live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can access all previous workouts here on his Youtube Channel.

Follow North Sefton School Games on Twitter, where you will find lots of extra challenges and activities- including 'Try it Tuesday's'. 

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Star Wars themed yoga or this Trolls themed yoga video.

 

 

Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube. All you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.

 

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

 

 

RE:

When the children begin a new RE unit, a connection is established to a key concept or ‘big idea’ within Christianity. This is important in helping pupils to understand the 'BIG story’ of the Bible! The attached resource includes a wealth of YouTube clips for the children to enjoy, which link to each of these core Christian concepts.

St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

 

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of the virus. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day. The curriculum@tsp.sefton.school email account will close on Friday 17th July.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom again on Tuesday!

 

Stay safe and stay positive,

 

Miss Browne

 

Y3 Working at home w/c 6.07.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 2:21pm

Hello everybody,

I hope you have had another lovely week. Let’s hope that the sunny weather comes back again soon! I have really been enjoying our weekly Zoom catch-ups and seeing all the work you have been completing at home. If you are able, I look forward to seeing you again for our next meeting!

We will have our Zoom sessions this week on Tuesday morning. We continue to hold three Zoom sessions to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to the month of year that your child was born.

Schedule:

Tuesday July 7th @ 10:00am       January - March

Tuesday July 7th @ 10:40pm       April - September

Tuesday July 7th @ 11:20pm       October -December

 

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

Please remember, the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

 

Maths:

This week, we will focus on addition and subtraction. To support this learning, please complete the activities: ‘Sums using 10s, 100s and 1000s’ and ‘Mixed sums over 100’. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions.

 

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day!

Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

 

If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week, then why not have a go at the Chilli Maths Challenge Cards I have attached?

How are your times tables coming along? Hopefully, you are now becoming more confident and know the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

These Numberock songs will help you learn them also.

 

English

 

Reading:

Check out Cressida Cowell’s YouTube channel where you will find readings of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, creativity tips, book recommendations and story writing ideas.

Perhaps you have started reading ‘The Ickabog’ too.... if not, it is still available to read! There are some wonderful ways in which you can be involved in the illustrations of the published edition of this book at the end of the year by entering the competition.

As well as your books at home, there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 

Have you checked out this list of recommended BAME books? The list includes: biographies, non-fiction books and books that represent BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) main characters. These books represent the diverse and varied experiences and cultures of all people.

 

 

Comprehension:

This week’s reading comprehension is entitled ‘Traditional Tales: Persuasive Texts’. There are lots of different types of persuasive texts. In this reading comprehension, you will find three persuasive texts (an advertisement, a letter and a review) based on popular traditional tales. Can you work out which tales they come from?

Writing:

Have you attempted some of the Authorfy 10 minute challenges?

 

Following on from last week when you wrote persuasive letters, this week’s focus is persuasive advertisements.

Adverts come in many different forms and all demonstrate different persuasive techniques.

Think about these questions -

Where do you see advertisements?

How do advertisements persuade you?

What is your favourite advertisement and why?

 

 

The advertisement slides attached include a WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) and a checklist of the key features of an advertisement.

Look at the advertisement for the Zap-Tastic Silencer in the slides. Can you identify key features included from the advertisement checklist?

Advertisements won’t usually contain all of the key features, just the ones needed in order to get the message of the product across.

Your task is to create an advertisement for a brand-new chocolate bar persuading someone to buy it.

Try to use a catchy slogan. Slogans must be memorable to help sell the product.

Some features that you can include in your advertisement are: alliteration, rhetorical questions, exclamations, repetition and emotive language.

 

SPAG: This week the SPAG focus is apostrophes for possession. We can use an apostrophe + S ('s) to show that one person/thing owns or is a member of something.

 

This video will explain all you need to know about apostrophes for possession.

Watch this clip and then complete the quiz that follows.

 

Spellings: Please find this week’s spellings below.

Group 1: complete, experience, notice, remember, strange, straight, address, often, height, increase

Group 2: hour, move, prove, improve, sure, sugar, eye, could, should, would

Word searches with this week’s spellings have also been attached.

 

 

History:

We have already learned so much about Ancient Egypt! So, this week, I would like you to do some research of your own. You will be researching life in Ancient Egypt.

 

What kinds of things might we want to find out about? E.g. clothes, religion, women and children, farming etc.

 

What can you use to find the information you need? What sources of information are available?

 

Create an information page about your chosen category. You can use the Information Booklet Templates attached or you could design your own.

 

Science:

This week’s Science experiment explores forces. Follow the instructions in this video to create your very own balloon rocket.

You will need: a balloon, a long piece of string, a plastic straw.

 

So how does it work? It’s all about the air…and thrust! As the air rushes out of the balloon, it creates a forward motion called THRUST. Thrust is a pushing force created by energy. In the balloon experiment, the thrust comes from the energy of the balloon forcing the air out. Different sizes and shapes of balloon will create more or less thrust. In a real rocket, thrust is created by the force of burning rocket fuel as it blasts from the rocket’s engine – as the engines blast down, the rocket goes up!

 When you have completed your investigation think about these questions.

  1. Does the shape of the balloon affect how far (or fast) the rocket travels?
  2. Does the length of the straw affect how far (or fast) the rocket travels?
  3. Does the type of string affect how far (or fast) the rocket travels? (try fishing line, nylon string, cotton string, etc.)
  4. Does the angle of the string affect how far (or fast) the rocket travels?

Give it a go and have a blast!

Art:

The mask of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925. I would like you to create an Ancient Egyptian death mask like the one Carter discovered. I have attached a step-by-step guide on how to make a death mask using items you should be able to find in your home - an empty milk carton, some paper plates, newspaper, flour, salt and water.

You can be as creative as you like when decorating your mask.

I know many of you enjoyed last week’s Art tutorial with Art John. You can find tons of great tutorials to follow on his YouTube channel so have a go. You could share some of your favourite artwork on our next Zoom catchup!

 

Computing:

I know some of you have been enjoying creating games through coding at home. This week, I have attached a coding tutorial so you can create your own ‘Flappy Bird’ game. This is a really fun way to learn how to code!

Flappy Bird coding.

 

I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

 

Spanish:

This week you can access the Oakland Academy Spanish lesson here to learn how to describe the weather in Spanish.

Children can also continue to access Language Angels, where they can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

 

 

Music:

Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here.

 

PE:

Joe Wicks will now be live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can access all previous workouts here on his Youtube Channel.

Follow North Sefton School Games on Twitter, where you will find lots of extra challenges and activities- including 'Try it Tuesday's'. 

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Minecraft themed yoga or this Harry Potter themed yoga video.

 

 

Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube. All you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.

 

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

 

 

RE:

When the children begin a new RE unit, a connection is established to a key concept or ‘big idea’ within Christianity. This is important in helping pupils to understand the 'BIG story’ of the Bible! The attached resource includes a wealth of YouTube clips for the children to enjoy, which link to each of these core Christian concepts.

St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

 

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom again on Wednesday!

Stay safe and stay positive,

 

Miss Browne

Picture News Discussion - w/c 6.7.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:32am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: 'How important are first impressions?'

A red, white and blue paint job on the Prime Minister's plane has recently been revealed. The RAF Voyager is used by the Prime Minister and members of the Royal Family for official visits around the world and was previously coloured grey. An official spokesperson for the government confirmed that the plane received its makeover in Cambridgeshire in the colours of the Union Jack at the cost of £900,000, taken from public funds.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached, which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource gives some descriptions of what some children are planning to do. (1) and the second resource shows some examples of people representing others. (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning at Home- w/c 29.6.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 12:24pm

Hello everybody,

It was lovely as always to see so many faces on Zoom this week, our Zoom catch-ups will now take place weekly each Wednesday until the end of term. I will continue to post details on the blogs and a text message will still be sent with the log in details.

We will host three meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial.

Schedule:

Wednesday July 1st  @ 1:00pm  A -G

Wednesday July 1st   @ 1:40pm H-N

Wednesday July 1st  @ 2:20pm P-W

 

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

 

Maths:

This week we will recap our knowledge.  Please complete the activities: ‘Time Between’ and ‘Estimating Amounts’.

This Numberock song can help with telling the time to 5 minutes.

 

You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

 

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day!

Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

 

If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week then why not have a go at the Time Maths Mastery Challenge Cards I have attached.

How are your times tables coming along? Hopefully, you are now becoming more confident and know the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. These Numberock songs will help you learn them also.

 

English

 

Reading:

Have you chosen a book to read from this list of recommended books? The list includes biographies, non-fiction books and books that represent BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) main characters. These books represent the diverse and varied experiences and cultures of all people.

 

Check out Cressida Cowell’s YouTube channel where you will find readings of How to Train Your Dragon, creativity tips, book recommendations and story writing ideas.

Perhaps you have started reading ‘The Ickabog’ too.... if not it is still available to read –there are some wonderful ways in which you can be involved in the illustrations of the published edition of this book at the end of the year by entering the competition.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 

 

 

Comprehension:

Follow the link to the BBC bitesize lesson Reading and understanding texts which will help with comprehension tasks.

This week’s reading comprehension is all about ‘Fidget Spinners’.

Key vocabulary words to check you understand before you start reading the text are: concentrate, patent, version and sensory.

 

Writing:

Have you attempted some of the Authorfy 10 minute challenges?

 

This week’s writing task is to write a persuasive letter to the government.

The government are enforcing a new rule on children.

 

Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are now responsible for all household chores.

This includes:

  • Washing dirty dishes.
  • Hoovering the whole house.
  • Cooking for the family.
  • Dusting and polishing all of the furniture/household ornaments.
  • Making all of the beds before school.
  • Washing and ironing every item of clothing.

Write to the government to persuade them this is not a good idea.

I have included a WAGOLL (What a good one looks like), a persuasive writing checklist, a bank of persuasive writing phrases you may want to include in your writing and a letter template.

A good way to start is by making a list of reasons why you think children should not have to do these things.

 

SPAG:

This week we will focus on subordinate clauses.

subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb, but it needs to be attached to a main clause because it cannot make sense on its own.

Firstly, view the slideshow and complete the activities attached then watch this video and complete the quiz to test your knowledge.

 

Spellings:

Group 1: This week you will revise spellings with silent letters. I have attached a word search to help practise these silent letter spellings.

island, answer, write, wrapper, knife, knock, thumb, doubt, half, calm

 

Group 2: This week you will revise the spellings of the months of the year. I have attached a word search to help practise these spellings.

 

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

 

History:

This week’s history task is to understand the importance of artefacts in helping us find out about the past.  Without them, we wouldn’t know nearly as much about the lives of people in ancient civilisations. Have a look at the Egyptian artefacts on the slides and think about these questions: What is it? What do you think it was used for? Who do you think used it?

What would you leave for the people of the future so they could find out about you and your way of life?

 

Science:

Well done to those that completed the egg drop challenge last week. I hope there weren’t too many scrambled eggs! I was so impressed to hear that some people even managed to drop the egg from a second-floor window without it cracking!

 

This week I have another ‘Eggcellent’ challenge - this is a fun and easy science experiment that is great to do at home because it requires ingredients you are likely to already have in the kitchen.

 

In this experiment, we are going to turn a raw egg into a bouncy egg. The result will be an egg that feels rubbery (like a bouncy ball) and does bounce.

Just be sure not to bounce it too high unless you are ready for a messy result!

You will need:

  • Raw Egg
  • Glass or Jar
  • Vinegar

Instructions

 

  1. Get a raw egg and carefully place it into a glass or jar
  2. Fill the glass with white vinegar until the egg is completely submerged.
  3. Leave the egg in the glass for 1-3 days. Each day check back on the egg. When the egg has started to become translucent you will know it is ready.
  4. Remove the egg from the glass and rinse it under some tap water. While rinsing the egg gently rub the outside of the egg and the white film will come off leaving you will a translucent egg.
  5. Examine the egg. You’ll notice that is feels rubbery (like a bouncy ball). Then lift the egg 1-2 inches in the air, let go and watch it bounce. 

Helpful Tip: And be sure to do the bouncing on a plate or other container…just in case.

  1. When you are ready for some messy fun, lift the egg a little higher in the air and let it go….SPLAT!

 

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

 

Art:

This week’s art task links with your 3D shape maths. You can follow this tutorial to create fun and impressive optical illusion art using a pen, pencil and a ruler. The results are amazing! Art John has tons of great tutorials to follow on his YouTube channel so have a go. You could share some of your favourite artwork on our next Zoom catchup!

I have also included some Ancient Egypt mindfulness colouring sheets.

 

 

Computing:

I know some of you have been enjoying creating games through coding at home. This week I have attached a coding tutorial so you can create your own flappy bird game. This is a really fun way to learn how to code.

Flappy bird coding.

 

I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

 

Spanish:

This week you can access the Oakland Academy Spanish lesson here to learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish.

Children can also continue to access Language Angels, where they can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

 

 

Music:

Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here.

 

DT:

Our DT project this half term is creating a story book with moving parts.

This week you will put your planned design together to create your story book with moving parts. Do you need to make any adaptions to your original design? Have you included different types of moving mechanisms?

 

PE:

Joe Wicks will now be live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can access all previous workouts here on his Youtube Channel.

Follow North Sefton School Games on Twitter, where you will find lots of extra challenges and activities- including 'Try it Tuesday's'. 

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Minecraft themed yoga or this Harry Potter themed yoga video.

 

 

Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube, all you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.

 

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

 

 

RE:

On Monday 29th June, it is the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul! First, the children should watch the following videos to tell/remind them of the story of Peter here and the story of Paul here. In line with our school SHINE values, the children should be encouraged to consider how St. Peter and St. Paul inspire and encourage us. As we celebrate this feast day, perhaps the children could write a short reflection, prayer or poem on what we can learn from these two saints in 2020.

St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

 

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom again on Wednesday!

 

Stay safe and stay positive,

 

Miss Browne

 

Picture News Discussion - w/c 29.6.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 8:05am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: ''Why do we have statues?'

Following protests campaigning for Black Lives Matter, demonstrators in Bristol pulled down a statue of a former slave trader, Edward Colston, and threw it into the harbour. It is likely that the statue will now be placed in a museum. Many other famous statues have been in question in other parts of the UK, with issues regarding what they represent and if they should be given prominent positions in towns and cities.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource shows some different examples of statues (1) and the second resource shares the thoughts of some children regarding who they think deserves a statue and why. (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning from Home w/c 22.06.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 10:41am

Hello everybody,

I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine this week in between the crazy storms we have been having.  

This week, we will be hosting more Zoom sessions and these will again take place on Wednesday. Hopefully, your child will be able to join us! We will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial. Pease note that this is different to the previous meetings to allow the children a chance to see and hear other members of the class.

Schedule:

Wednesday June 24th  @ 1:00pm  A -G

Wednesday June 24th  @ 1:40pm  H- N

Wednesday June 24th  @ 2:20pm  P-W

 

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

 

Maths:

This week we will focus on multiplication and division. To support learning, please complete the activities: ‘HTO Place Value’ and ‘Ordering Whole Numbers. You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day!

Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

 

If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week then why not have a go at the Number and Place Value Maths Mastery Challenge Cards I have attached.

Have you been dancing along to the Numberock times tables songs

 

English

Reading:

Have you heard about the Black Lives Matter movement?

This week I watched this Blue Peter clip where presenter Lindsey Russell explained that while “upsetting, uncomfortable stuff is happening around us, it’s really important to remember that you don’t need to have all the answers. It’s really, really important – at the moment, now more than ever – that we educate ourselves, we speak out and we use our voices, and we try to understand… and at the moment listening and learning are our most powerful tools”.

 

By using our knowledge, we can help current and future generations to be aware of and peacefully stand against racism, to be race-conscious and treat all people, irrespective of skin colour, race or gender, equally and fairly. Reading is one of the best ways to educate ourselves on this topic. I have linked a list of recommended books including biographies, non-fiction books and books that represent BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) main characters.

The Authorfy website has daily 10 minute challenges set by well-known children’s authors and illustrators. A new challenge is set every day and you can access all previous challenges on the website. All you need to take part is a pencil and some paper. Go on, have a go!

Check out Cressida Cowell’s YouTube channel where she reads some of her brilliant books.

HasThe Ickabog’ caught your attention? You can you continue to read J.K Rowling’s latest magical adventure online.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 

 

 

Comprehension: This week’s reading comprehension is an information text entitled ‘Martin Luther King Jr’.

Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the African- American civil rights movement. He spoke out against laws which kept black and white people separate and led marches demanding fair laws for all people. Martin Luther King Jr. was determined to ensure that all Americans had the same rights, regardless of their race.

 

 

Writing:

This week’s writing activity is part of the Bitesize Daily Book Club: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Sir Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s most popular children’s authors. He has written over 100 books including War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful.

 

Using the book Kensuke’s Kingdom you will learn how to summarise a character and to write a diary entry.

This lesson includes two videos of actor Dolly-Rose Campbell reading extracts from the book and three activities.

You can access the lesson here.

 

SPAG:

This week, I’d like you to explore pronouns and prepositions. Watch this video and pause to complete the tasks. When writing your sentences, underline the pronouns and circle the prepositions.

 

Spellings:

Group 1: decision, television, explosion, confusion, tension, attention, possessions, question, caught, naughty

Group 2: number, twenty, plastic, brick, squashing, bending, twisting, stretching, cardboard, forty

 

History:

The River Nile runs through Egypt and is the longest river in the world. It was by the banks of the river that one of the oldest civilizations in the world began. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, using the soil to produce food for themselves and their animals.

Watch these videos about the Nile River and Ancient Egypt then view the slides attached before completing the task.

You can record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.

 

Science:

As we near the end of our forces and magnets topic I thought it would be interesting to set you an ‘eggcellent’ challenge for this week’s science task.

 

I challenge you to create a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a fall of at least 2 metres! Do you think you can do it?

 

You can make the container as simple or complex as you want. You can use anything you have at home. Listed below are just some examples of materials you could use.

  • cardboard tubes
  • newspaper
  • old boxes
  • paper
  • tape, glue, rubber bands
  • lollipop sticks
  • sandwich bags
  • straws
  • feathers
  • cotton balls

 

 

I have attached a record sheet where you can record your predictions and results of the investigation.

 

So go on then, get cracking!

 

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

 

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home.  Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

 

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

 

Art:

In Ancient Egypt men, women and children wore jewellery. Jewellers were skilled craftsmen. The jewellery was beautiful and colourful, and was made out of copper and gold wire, gemstones, coloured glass beads, and colourfully painted clay beads. Wide collars were popular, as were rings, earrings, and bracelets worn at the wrist, upper arm and around the ankle.

This week you will create your own piece of Ancient Egyptian jewellery. Have a look at the images of Egyptian jewellery attached for inspiration and follow the steps to create a stunning piece the Egyptians would be proud to wear.

Some other items you could use to create jewellery at home include string and beads or painted pasta, use card to create an amulet or make paper beads by rolling triangles of paper.

Computing:

This week’s suggested computing task combines the use of technology and photography. In this activity you will take photographs of people or household objects and edit them to make collage, a la David Hockney!

I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

 

Spanish:

Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home through a range of learning activities. Please see our whole school blog here, which provides both the login details required as well as information required to access the resource. The Language Angels website can be accessed here.

Music:

World Music Day was officially launched in 1982 and became a major world music event, celebrated in over 120 countries every year. World Music Day is all about the joy of making music. This link will take you to resources to help you participate in Make Music Day on Sunday 21st June. This year’s song is the Morecambe and Wise classic, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’.

Whether it’s listening to music through a speaker, at a live concert or playing an instrument, music is a wonderful creative outlet for people to enjoy. It has many positive effects on health and wellbeing as when we listen to our favourite songs, we are overwhelmed with joy and happy memories. Have fun celebrating World Music Day!

Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here.

 

DT:

Our DT project this half term is creating a story book with moving parts.

This week you will plan and design your storybook using the planning sheet attached.

When planning your story book consider the following questions. What story will you use? How will you join the pages of your book together? Which fonts will you use? Which moving mechanisms would fit well with your story? Who will it be for?

 

PE:

Tomorrow sees the start of the Youth Sport Trust 'National School Sport Week'. This year, everything will be online - meaning you can get involved from the comfort of your own living room! Attached is a timetable with different challenges to try each day- why not tweet some of your best scores and use the hashtags #NSSWtogether and #StayHomeStayActive.

 

Joe Wicks will now be live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can access all previous workouts here on his Youtube Channel.

Follow North Sefton School Games on Twitter, where you will find lots of extra challenges and activities- including 'Try it Tuesday's'. 

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Minecraft themed yoga or this Harry Potter themed yoga video.

 

 

Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube, all you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.

 

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

 

 

RE:

St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

 

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom!

 

Stay safe and stay positive,

 

Miss Browne

 

Picture News Discussion - w/c 22.6.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 8:51am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: 'Should zoos have been allowed to reopen earlier?'

Chester Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK and was closed on 21st March, following lockdown restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak. It reopened on 15th June after being closed for 3 months. During the long period it was closed, the owners were concerned that it may not ever have been able to reopen due to the huge lack of income caused by the closure and the huge costs involved in feeding the animals.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource shows some of the wild animals you might find if you visited a zoo (1) and the second resource shares why some people think we have zoos. (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning at Home- w/c 15.6.20

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 1:32pm

Hello everybody,

It was lovely to see so many of your smiling faces during our zoom catch-ups. I really enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful and creative ways you have been spending your time. We will be having another zoom catch-up very soon. I will post details on next week’s blog.

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

 

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

 

Maths:

This week we will focus on multiplication and division. To support learning, please complete the activities: ‘Bar Multiplication’ and ‘Bar Division’. You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

The bar model can also help with fractions. Watch this helpful video to explore fractions of amounts using the bar model.

 

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day! Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

 

If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week then why not have a go at the chilli maths challenges I have attached.

If you want to do some active maths, why not dance along to the Numberrock times tables songs?  They are a fun way to get moving while learning the times tables!

 

English

 

Reading:

The Authorfy website has daily 10 minute challenges set by well-known children’s authors and illustrators. A new challenge is set every day and you can access all previous challenges on the website. All you need to take part is a pencil and some paper. Go on, have a go!

Cressida Cowell, author and illustrator of the ‘How to Train a Dragon’ series, which I know some of you have previously enjoyed, is reading some of her amazing books over on her YouTube channel.

J.K Rowling has released a new book online called The Ickabog’. I began reading the first few chapters last night and I’m already hooked! Just like her previous tales, J.K Rowling has written a fantastic page turner filled with magic and adventure.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 

 

Comprehension:

This week’s reading comprehension is an information text entitled ‘Pet Care of a Guinea Pig’. Guinea pigs are great pets but it is important to know how to care for any pet correctly. You will learn about their diet, the environment guinea pigs require, their behaviour and dangers to guinea pigs.

 

Writing:

This week your writing task and history task are linked so it would be a good idea to view the history slides before beginning your writing task.

After watching the video links describing the process of mummification and viewing the slides from this week’s history task, you are to write your very own set of instructions on mummification; I know... how disgusting!

Imagine yourself in the role of an embalmer and write a set of instructions on ‘How to Mummify a Body’. Making a mummy was a highly skilled but complicated and gruesome process. Your instructions need to be clear. Be sure to use imperative (bossy) verbs and write your instructions in chronological order. I have attached an example instruction text WAGOLL (What a good one looks like) and an instruction writing checklist to help you.

Can you think of any examples of other times we might need instructions?

Mummification (How an Ancient Egyptian Mummy was Made)

BBC Teach Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Horrible histories mummification song

 

SPAG:

This week we will revisit imperative (bossy) verbs which will help with your instruction writing task. View the slides and complete the attached tasks. You can record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.

 

Spellings:

Group 1: forgetting, forgotten, beginning, beginner, preferred, gardening, gardener, limiting, limited, limitation

Group 2: money, parents, rock, both, should, plant, habitat, food, air, metal

History:

The Egyptians believed that when they died, they would make a journey to another world where they would lead a new life. They would need all the things they had used when they were alive, so their families would put those things in their graves. Ancient Egyptians used a process called mummification to preserve dead bodies because it was believed that the body would be needed in the after-life. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days. Egyptians paid vast (huge) amounts of money to have their bodies properly preserved. Egyptians who were poor were buried in the sand whilst the rich ones were buried in a tomb.

Read through the information on the slides and discover the Ancient Egyptian process of mummification, and how and why bodies were preserved.

Complete the canopic jar matching activity. You can record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.

 

Science:

This week’s science task is exploring magnetic poles. View the slides and answer the questions attached.

If you have some magnets at home you might like to try the investigation attached.

 

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

 

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home.  Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

 

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

 

Art:

 

During the process of mummification, all of the major organs were removed and placed in canopic jars. The liver, intestines, lungs and stomach were placed in canopic jars. Each organ was placed in a special jar with a top representing an animal or human head. Each canopic jar guarded a different organ.

1. Imsety had a human head, protected the liver.

2. Qebehsenuf had the head of a falcon and guarded the intestines.

3. Hapy had a baboon head protected the lungs.

4. Duamatef had the head of a jackal, and guarded the stomach.

The four canopic jars were put into a special chest which went into the tomb with the mummy.

Follow the instructions to create clay canopic jars. You might not have any clay at home, so you could try making a clay alternative called salt dough. I have attached the recipe.

 

Computing:

This week’s suggested computing task is a ‘stop-frame animation’ activity that you might like to try. The instructions will help you to create a video using stop-frame animation and bring some of your toys to life!

I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

 

Spanish:

Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home through a range of learning activities. Please see our whole school blog here, which provides both the login details required as well as information required to access the resource. The Language Angels website can be accessed here.

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If you want to challenge yourself further, why not put your knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after you have listened?

 

DT:

Our DT project this half term is creating a story book with moving parts.

This week you will explore and experiment with a range of different fonts and graphic techniques. To make a good moving storybook you don’t just need to have moving mechanisms, you need to make the rest of the book look good too. It is important to match the font to the subject of the book.

View the slides attached and have fun experimenting with different styles.

 

PE:

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Minecraft themed yoga or this Harry Potter themed yoga video.

 

 

Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube, all you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.

 

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

You can still follow Joe Wicks’ daily workout here.

 

 

RE:

St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

 

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Stay safe and stay positive,

 

Miss Browne

 

Picture News Discussion - w/c 15.6.20

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 9:18am

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'How should we learn to manage our money?'

A mother from Northumberland recently spent £100 on a second-hand vending machine to provide an opportunity for her children to learn about money after tiring of them arguing over snacks and other items during lockdown. Mother of four, Sarah Balsdon, was getting so fed up with her children's constant arguments that she and her husband, Kyle, came up with the idea to provide them in a limited and controlled way, whilst helping the children learn how to manage money.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource shows some different ways that children have received money (1) and the second resource provides even more information about pocket money. (2). Enjoy!

Picture News Discussion - w/c 8.6.20

Date: 6th Jun 2020 @ 12:49pm

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'How important is it to have a routine?'

Since the beginning of the lockdown, many people have had to completely change their  routines in line with the new guidance and new rules. Of course, this has also meant the closure of schools as well as many workplaces and places to visit too. Routine means different things to different people.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource is a sorting activity for a daily routine (1) and the second resource shares Arthur’s experience of a day without any routine. (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning at Home- w/c 8.6.20

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 1:14pm

Hello everybody,

This week, I will be hosting another 'class-catchup' via 'Zoom’. I really hope your child will be able to join again! To make sure that we can see, hear and talk to one another, this week we will again have 3 zoom meetings. Please can I kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial.

Schedule:

Thursday 9:00 - 9.20 am A-D

Thursday 10:00 -10.20 am G-M

Thursday 11:00 -11.20 am P-W

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

Maths:

This week we will focus on multiplication and division. To support learning, please complete the activities: ‘Word problems’ and ‘Comparing: how many times more?. You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day! Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

If you complete the Mymaths and White Rose Maths work this week then why not have a go at the super maths challenges I have attached.

English

Reading:

This week from 8th-14th June, there is a special seven-day online 'Dream Big' festival in partnership with Waterstones for families to celebrate the power of imagination and Puffin's 80th birthday. Watch on Puffin Facebook and YouTube channels as each day two events take place. It promises to be great fun and another way of engaging children in the wonderful world of literature, storytelling, reading and illustrating.

You can continue to listen to celebrities reading the hilarious Roald Dahl classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’ here.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 

Have you checked out the Summer Reading Challenge which launched on Friday? You can keep track of all the books you read and there are lots of fun activities, games and quizzes on the website.

Comprehension:

This week’s reading comprehension is a non-fiction text entitled ‘Howard Carter’. Howard Carter was a famous British archaeologist who became famous worldwide when he made an incredible discovery in Egypt. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

Writing:

Howard Carter made a magnificent discovery in ancient Egypt. You are going to put yourself in Howard Carter's shoes and write a diary entry, recounting the day of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. I have attached an extract from Howard Carter’s own diary describing the event.

There are a few important things to remember when writing a diary entry:

  1. Include the date and/or time.
  2. Write in the first person.
  3. Use past tense for the main events.
  4. Include an introduction to set the scene – how did you discover the tomb? How were people feeling?
  5. Tell the events in chronological order.
  6. Include personal emotions and feelings.
  7. Use time conjunctions and adverbials (e.g. after that, before lunch, until sunset).

Watch these YouTube clips before you begin to write as they will inspire your writing Clip 1 and Clip 2.

SPAG:

This weeks grammar focus is adverbs. Adverbs give us more information about a verb, explaining how, when, where or why an action is taking place. Watch this video to learn more about adverbs and complete this quiz.

Can you write some sentences using adverbs?

Spellings:

Group 1: empire, force, conquered, nutrients, pollination, germination, magnets, civilisation, transparent, opaque

Group 2: sister’s, brother’s, girl’s, child’s, man’s, boy’s, woman’s, grandfather’s, Mr, Mrs

History:

I hope you enjoy learning about the ancient Egyptians as much as I do, I find them fascinating!

This BBC teach clip will explain more about Ancient Egypt.

This week you will find out who the pharaohs were and why they were important. The slides attached will describe how someone became pharaoh and what kinds of powers and influence they had during their rule. Some of the most famous pharaohs were Tutankhamun, Rameses II and Cleopatra.

By using the slides attached and the internet/ books, choose a famous Pharaoh and find out more about him/her and create an information page, template attached.

You might find the following websites useful:

Who was Tutankhamun?

Cleopatra facts

History for kids

Science:

Here is this week's Year 3 Science task: What is a magnet? Please complete the reading and activity attached.

If you have a magnet at home you might like to try the investigation attached.

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Art:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

A cartouche is a nameplate that was used by the ancient Egyptians (usually pharaohs or very rich people). The ancient Egyptians used a different writing system to ours, they used hieroglyphs. Hieroglyphs are pictures that are used to represent a word or a group of words.

The cartouche was usually drawn with the oval up or down, but it could also be drawn left and right if it needed to fit more letters.

Using the hieroglyph alphabet attached find out what your name is in hieroglyphics then practise writing it and design a cartouche for your name. Think about what colours you will use to decorate your cartouche too.

You could create your cartouche using clay as in the example attached or think of another creative way to make a cartouche using resources in your home.

Computing:

Typing is a skill for life and I know how much you all enjoyed learning to type while we were in school so why not brush up on those skills while at home. I have linked some typing game websites for you to enjoy.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

Spanish:

Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home through a range of learning activities. Please see our whole school blog here, which provides both the login details required as well as information required to access the resource. The Language Angels website can be accessed here.

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If you want to challenge yourself further, why not put your knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after you have listened?

DT:

Continuing with our DT project this half term creating a story book with moving parts, you will experiment with a range of techniques to create moving mechanisms. Can you remember some of the different types of moving mechanisms from last week? Following the instructions in the attached slides try and create some different types of moving mechanisms.

 

PE:

Joe Wicks continues to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday- Friday at 9 am – Thank you, Mr Wicks! You can access the PE lesson here. Alternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete here.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link. YouTube playlist .

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

RE:

St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

This website is an excellent additonal source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3 This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces on Thursday!

Stay safe and stay positive,

Miss Browne

Picture News Discussion - w/c 1.6.20

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 5:15pm

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'Why do people choose the jobs they do?'

The number of people seeking to start a career in the healthcare sector has risen during the pandemic, official figures reveal. Health leaders said the wish shown by thousands of people to help them to fight illness was “truly humbling”. The NHS Health Careers website has seen a 220% rise in people expressing an interest in becoming a nurse.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource is where some people share information about their job (1) and the second resource is where some people explain how they feel about their jobs (2). Enjoy!

Year 3- Learning at Home- w/c 1.6.20

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 2:52pm

Hello everybody,

I hope you enjoyed some fun family time during the half-term break.

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help  school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

Maths:

This week we will focus on times tables. To support learning, please complete the activities: ‘4 Times Tables’, ‘8 Times Tables’ and ‘Multiplying’. On MyMaths, you should complete the ‘Practice’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day! Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

English

Reading:

You can continue to listen to celebrities reading the hilarious Roald Dahl classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’ here.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 

Despite the closure of public libraries, we are pleased to tell you that this year's Summer Reading Challenge scheme will go ahead virtually. The challenge called 'The Silly Squad' will enable children, aged 4-11 years old, to have regular access to books as well as have a safe space to connect with their peers. The Summer Reading Challenge website launches on Friday 5th June when children can be enrolled and commence their challenge!

Comprehension:

This week’s reading comprehension is a non-fiction text entitled ‘Tutankhamun’s Tomb’ which you will find interesting as we begin to explore the wonderful world of Ancient Egyptian. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

Writing:

This week we will focus on another form of poetry - haiku. A haiku is a form of poem that originates from Japan. A haiku has three lines. There can be any number of words, but there must be 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line and 5 syllables in the third line. The lines rarely rhyme.

Here's a Haiku to help you remember:

I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.

When writing a haiku it is important to focus on the number of syllables in each line not the number of words. To remind yourself of how to count syllables watch this video.

Use the slides and planning sheet attached to help you create a haiku about how you are spending your time at home during this lockdown.

SPAG:

Find out how to use an apostrophe to join two words together and form a contraction. Watch the video ‘How to use apostrophes in contractions’ and complete the quiz here. Can you write a sentence using two or more contractions?

Spellings:

Group 1: fair, fare, grate, great, groan, grown, here, hear, heel, heal

Group 2: station, fiction, section, motion, position, relation, fraction, nation, again, half

History:

As we begin our new topic ‘The Ancient Egyptians’ this week, you are going to place key events from the Ancient Egyptian period on a timeline. Once you have viewed the slides attached please complete the timeline sheet which has a few dates from the Ancient Egyptian period already plotted. You can use the timeline cards to place the remaining BC dates onto the timeline in the correct place, if you do not have a printer you can draw your own timeline and include the key dates.

Science:

Here is this week's Year 3 Science task: ‘What is friction?’. Please complete the reading and activity attached.

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine."

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Art:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

You can follow the instructions attached and make a papyrus picture. Papyrus is a material similar to thick paper, it was used in Ancient Egypt for many reasons including making boots, sandals, ropes, baskets, but the main use of papyrus was for writing and drawing on. Papyrus changed the way people kept important information and records as nothing like it had ever been used before. When your papyrus is dry you can then decorate it in the style of an ancient Egyptian painting, use the picture cards attached to inspire you.

Computing:

We know how much the children enjoy making videos so we thought you might find the attached activity useful. It encourages the children to develop their video making skills and allows them to create a video telling their story of lockdown.

Spanish:

Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home through a range of learning activities. Please see our whole school blog here, which provides both the login details required as well as information required to access the resource. The Language Angels website can be accessed here.

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 
 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If you want to challenge yourself further, why not put your knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after you have listened?

DT:

Our DT project for this half term, which you may like to have a go at, is to create a story book with moving parts. Have you ever read a story book with moving parts? You might even have a story book with moving parts in your home.

Look at this wonderful example of the Alice in Wonderland story book and see if you can identify the types of moving mechanisms used, use the slides attached to assist you.

PE:

Joe Wicks continues to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday- Friday at 9 am – Thank you, Mr Wicks! You can access the PE lesson here. Alternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete here.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link. YouTube playlist .

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

RE:

St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

This website is an excellent additonal source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3 This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

Stay safe and stay positive,

Miss Browne

Year 3 - May Half Term - w/c 25.5.20

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 2:46pm

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone continues to be safe and well.

Next week is May half-term but there are still plenty of ways for the children’s learning to continue: 

  • You can continue to access websites such as MyMaths, Sumdog, TimesTable Rockstars.
  • Continue to promote reading for pleasure - you can access a wide range of books on World of Stories Oxford Owl . You can also listen to celebrities reading the hilarious Roald Dahl classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’ here.
  • Choose a topic you are passionate about and research it. Then present this research in any way you choose: filming it, PowerPoint or presenting to your family.
  • Access many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed, from daily Maths lessons by White Rose Maths to free singing resources from Out Of The Ark.
  • Complete any tasks on previous blogs which you may not have had time to attempt yet. 
  • Think you Know have released some new activity packs with simple 15 minute activities that can be completed at home to support online safety at a time when people are spending more time online at home, you can access the activities here.

Please also use our Learning at Home page which will direct you to a wealth of resources as well as our Wellbeing page which has ways to support you and your child also at this time.

Have a wonderful half-term break!

Stay safe,

Miss Browne

 

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 18.5.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 8:35am

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'If you could live anywhere, where would it be?'

An Italian architect is planning a city of skyscrapers! Luca Curci said that he wanted to build four self-sufficient, interconnected towers with trees, wildlife and farms. His project is called, 'The Link'. He claims that his buildings, for 200,000 people, would be the best way to tackle population growth, pollution and poverty. He says, “We need a sustainable vision, my towers are designed to encourage a sense of community.”

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. They will allow you to consider the different types of houses that people live in (1) and also why houses might be designed in a certain way (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning at Home- w/c 18.5.20

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 5:56pm

Hello everybody,

I hope you had a wonderful week at home and had a chance to enjoy some sunshine.

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child's learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

Maths:

This week we will focus on tables and bar charts. To support learning, please complete the activities: ‘Frequency Tables and Bar charts’ and ‘Interpreting Data’. You should complete the ‘Practice’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their dailyProblem of the Day!Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

English

Reading: This week’s reading recommendation for Year 3 is from the author Roald Dahl. I know many of you have read some of his books and watched films inspired by his books but there are so many wonderful titles to choose from I’m sure you will find something new. My favourite Roald Dahl book is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ because the main character George is mischievous but also inventive and brave. This book is sure to make you laugh out loud, you can listen to the first chapter here.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day hereAll you Harry Potter fans can continue listening to celebrities reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone here.

You might like to read this free online book, The Book of Hopes. The extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson.

Comprehension:

This week’s reading comprehension is a poem entitled ‘New School’. Do you remember your first day at Trinity St. Peter’s? When you read this poem use your green thinking hat to consider the emotions felt by the narrator. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

Writing:

This week we will be focusing on poetry. Not all poems rhyme, but most do. You can learn more about the rhyme scheme of a poem here. Can you write a rhyming poem and perform it for your family? You could write a poem about yourself, your family or school. Use the planning sheet attached to help you write your own poem. When performing your poem there are many factors to consider – volume, pace, sound effects, expression, body position, actions. Have fun and be creative!

SPAG:

A suffix is a letter or a group of letters that can be added to a word to change its meaning. This week watch the following videos and complete the activities How to use the suffix -ation and How to use the suffix -ous. You can also watch this BBC bitesize lesson and complete the challenge.

Spellings:

This week our spellings focus on homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. This week as a spelling challenge why not try and write some sentences containing pairs of homophones.

Group 1: accept, except, affect, effect, ball, bawl, berry, bury, brake, break

Group 2: there, their, they’re, here, hear, quite, quiet, one, won, water

Geography:

Continuing with our rainforest topic, this week we will look at rainforest tribes.

There are lots of tribes of people who live in the rainforest and who continue to live a traditional way of life. These are people who understand the rainforest and live in harmony with it. Look at the slides attached and find out more about rainforest tribes.

How are the lives of the people in these traditional tribes different to our lives? Use a double bubble thinking map to compare and contrast the differences.

Science:

Here is this week's Year 3 Science task: What are the different forces? Please complete the reading and activity.

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Art:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

This week come on a colourful adventure with artist Frank Bowling and make your own awesome art experiments here.

Computing: 

You may also enjoy the mini technology activity attached to help encourage the children to use technology in a positive and productive way.  We are aware many children will be experiencing increased screen time at home and you may not know about some of the educational apps and ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy skills. We hope you enjoy this activity.

Spanish:

Year 3 can access languageangels.com where they will be able to access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

Reminder: Pupil login details have already been sent home with the children prior to closure

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 
David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'
here. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If you want to challenge yourself further, why not put your knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after you have listened?

PE:

Joe Wicks continues to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday- Friday at 9 am – Thank you, Mr Wicks! You can access the PE lesson here. Alternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete here.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link. YouTube playlist .

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

RE:

St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Spiritual learning:

Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question. This will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday for you to discuss with your family

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2 pm each day.

Stay positive and stay safe,

Miss Browne

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 11.5.20

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 2:55pm

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'Who does outer space belong to?'

SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, has a dream of providing the whole world with high speed internet using satellites in the sky. Mr Musk recently announced on Twitter that the firm’s Starlink service will be available to certain locations in six months. The project aims to have the devices form a constellation around the planet from a distance of 200 miles to 700 miles above the surface and transmit data to stations and customers on the ground.

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. They give more information about stars (1) and also the 'Outer Space Treaty' (2). Enjoy!

Year 3 - Learning from Home w/c 11.05.20

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 1:20pm

Hello everybody!

I would like to start off this week’s blog by saying a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone involved in making the fantastic Year 3 lockdown video. We were so happy to see all your smiling faces and you having fun in the sunshine.

Listed below are the learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child's learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

Maths:

This week we will focus on pictograms. To support learning, please complete the activities: 'Pictograms’ and ‘Pictograms and Bar Charts’. You should complete the ‘Practice’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

 

For additional challenges, please check White Rose Maths for their ‘Problem of the Day!' Daily lessons and activities are also provided here.

To celebrate National Numeracy Day on Wednesday, Sumdog have announced a new UK-wide contest. Join in the celebrations by taking part in the Sumdog national contest from the 8th-14th of May.

In addition, all MyMaths Year 3 tasks have been made available, which should provide ample opportunity for additional practise of times tables or other curriculum areas. The children have worked so hard to learn their times tables so please continue to do this. Remember, Times Table Rockstars is there to help you learn and retain your times tables and you can also go on Sumdog to help with your fluency.

English

Reading:

This week’s reading recommendation for Year 3 is ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ by Andy Shepherd. This is Shepherd’s debut novel and the first in a series of dragon stories. This book is sure to fire up the imagination and spark a love of reading. You can listen to the first chapter here.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories &​​​​​​​Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here.

I know we have many Harry Potter fans in Year 3 so you might be interested to know that some famous faces from global entertainment, music and sport have lent their voices to the story they love by recording videos of themselves reading the timeless first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You can listen here.

Comprehension:

Please complete the reading task entitled 'From Spawn to Frog’. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

Writing:

This week I would like you to write a book review for a book of your choice. If you love to read, at some point you will want to share a book you love with others. You may already do this by talking about books with friends. If you want to share your ideas with more people than your circle of friends, the way you do that is by writing a review.  A book review's purpose is to help people decide whether or not the book would interest them enough to read it. Reviews are a sneak peek at a book, not a summary. Like wonderful smells wafting from a kitchen, book reviews lure readers to want to taste the book themselves. Be careful not to tell too much. If you retell the entire story, the reader won't feel the need to read it him/herself, and no one appreciates a spoiler (telling the end). By publishing the reviews you write, you can share your ideas about books with other readers around the world. You could ask an adult to help post your completed book review on Amazon. I have attached a book review checklist to help you.

English (SPAG): Activity attached. Please record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.

Spellings:

Group 1:

interact, interlock, interview, intermingle, interactive, international, interrelated, interchange, particular, peculiar

Group 2:

whiteboard, butterfly, handbag, lighthouse, rainbow, moonlight, flowerpot, goldfish, busy, people

Geography:

This week children can continue to create their rainforest animal fact files, there are so many amazing rainforest animals to choose from. Have a look in an atlas or use Google Earth to locate some of the rainforests in the world. What do you notice about the position of rainforests on the world map? Now see if you can find 6 different countries that have areas of rainforest in them and write them down.

Science:

This week we begin a new topic ‘Forces and Magnets’.

Here is this week's Year 3 Science task: What is a force?. Please complete the reading and activity.

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine."

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 
 

David Walliams' has also announced his new 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If you want to challenge yourself further, why not put your knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after you have listened?

Art:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

This week’s art task is to design your own piece of pop art inspired by this famous artist Andy Warhol. Warhol created fun, colourful prints inspired by the world around him. You can find out more about Andy Warhol and his art here before you create your own.

Spanish:

Year 3 can access languageangels.com where they will be able to access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

Reminder: Pupil login details have already been sent home with the children prior to closure

PE:

Joe Wicks continues to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday- Friday at 9 am – Thank you, Mr Wicks! You can access the PE lesson here. Alternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete here.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link. YouTube playlist .

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

RE:

St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Spiritual learning:

Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question. This will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday for you to discuss with your family

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or to share any learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2 pm each day.

Keep smiling, enjoy the sunshine and stay safe,

Miss Browne

Picture News Discussion - w.c 4.5.20

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 11:13am

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'What makes some toys more popular than others?'

The toy world is in the grip of a llama obsession as the woolly, South American animals have become the new industry sensation! At the American International Toy Fair in New York in February, there were llamas everywhere! Knitted, plush and sequinned; small and large; llamas on mobile phone cases and swimming pool floats; llama diaries, puzzles and even backpacks. Of course, llama toys and accessories might not be for everyone! 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There is an additional resource also attached which might help you consider how toys and gifts change as you get older. Take a look!

Year 3 - Learning at Home w/c 4.5.20

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 4:27pm

Hello everybody!

It was wonderful to catch up with you all and see those smiling faces on zoom. I really enjoyed all of the jokes and riddles!

Next week, it is Victory in Europe Day, more commonly known as VE Day. Help us to celebrate by having a picnic in your garden next Friday. Decorate your house, make a flag…wear red, white and blue! You could take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm. From the safety of your own home, pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much. “To those who gave so much, we thank you".

We hope you enjoy watching our gratitude video from the staff to thank you, your children and all of our incredible key workers. Please click here to access the blog and video. 

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child's learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

Maths:

This week we will focus on angles. To support learning, please complete the angle activities: 'Angles 1' and 'Angles 2'. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

When you have completed the tasks, why not go on an 'angle hunt' around your house? You could take pictures of the acute, right and obtuse angles you find in your home and then use the pictures to create a PicCollage. I'm sure you will find lots of angles!

In addition, all MyMaths Year 3 tasks have been made available, which should provide ample opportunity for additional practise of times tables or other curriculum areas. The children have worked so hard to learn their times tables so please continue to do this. Remember, Times Table Rockstars is there to help you learn and retain your times tables and you can also go on Sumdog to help with your fluency.

Well done also to everyone for taking part in the Sumdog challenge! So many of you completed hundreds of questions (even 1000 in some cases!) and helped us to acheive 4th place on the leaderboard across all the school in Sefton.  I am very proud of you all! Well done.

English

Reading: It was great to catch up on Zoom this week, I was delighted to hear about the books you have been reading at home! The quote:

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are''

has never felt more appropriate! For anyone looking for a reading recommendation, our class read this term was going to be 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. You can listen to Chapter 1 here as an audio story. I truly love this book, a gripping adventure that I promise you won't be able to put down!

With your parents help, you can share the books you are currently reading on Twitter - why not tag the author to show your appreciation? They do love to hear about children enjoying their tales. 

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here.

Comprehension:

Please complete the reading task entitled 'Rainforest Calling'. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

Writing:

This week I would like you to write a story set in an enchanted forest. I have attached a picture prompt and story starter to inspire you. Can you continue Rose's story? Look closely at the picture and use your five senses to make your writing as descriptive as possible. Use adjectives to build up an atmosphere and allow the reader to picture the setting in their head. You can use the story mountain attached to plan your story.

SPAG: Activity attached. Please record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.

Spellings:

Group 1: irregular, irrelevant, irrational, irresistible, irresponsible, length, material, minute, natural, often

Group 2: television, treasure, usual, measure, leisure, pleasure, pressure, unsure, many, clothes

 

Geography:

This week you are going to create a rainforest animal fact file. Which is your favourite rainforest animal and why? In your fact file please include a drawing or picture, interesting facts about your chosen rainforest animal and details about their diet and habitat. Which layer of the rainforest does your chosen animal live in and why?

The rainforest is full of weird and wonderful animals, will you choose an emerald tree boa, a red-eye tree frog, a sloth (named Dave), a scarlet macaw or another amazing animal from the rainforest?

You might find these websites useful in your research The animal fact encyclopedia and The Animal Spot.

 

Science:

This week you are going to investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.

The leaves and flowers of a plant need water to grow and perform their functions. Where do they get their water from?

The slideshow attached will answer many of your questions. Once you have viewed the slideshow you could try some of the water transportation experiments attached.

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

 

Art:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

This week why not design and make your own rainforest animal mask from materials you can find at home?

You can create your mask using one of the basic templates attached and then adding materials to create ears, noses, etc., to alter the shape, or you can design your mask from scratch.

When you have completed your mask, reflect on the process and complete the evaluation attached. This can be recorded in your exercise book or in a way suits you.

 

Spanish:

Year 3 can access Language Angels where they will be able to access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

Pupil login details have already been sent home with the children prior to closure

 

PE:

Joe Wicks continues to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday- Friday at 9 am – Thank you, Mr Wicks! You can access the PE lesson here. Alternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete here.

In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link.

 

RE:

St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Spiritual learning:

Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question.  each week on a Friday morning on our class blog page. This will be uploaded each week on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family.

 

Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or to share any learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2 pm each day.

I am so proud of you all for working so hard at home, keep up the great work and have a fantastic week!

Stay safe,

Miss Browne

Year 3 - Learning from Home w/c 27.04.20

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 12:45pm

Hello everyone! 

I hope you have been enjoying this wonderful weather!

Next week, I will be hosting a 'class-catchup' via 'Zoom.' I really hope your child will be able to come along! To make sure that we can see, hear and talk to one another, this week we will have 3 zoom meetings. Please can I kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial.

 

Schedule:

 

Wednesday 9:00 - 9.20 am A-D

Wednesday 10:00 -10.20 am G-M

Wednesday 11:00 -11.20 am P-W

  

You will receive text message the day before confirming a password/hyperlink to join the meeting . You will need to be able to have access to Zoom (www.zoom.com). If your child is in school on the day of our catch-up and wishes to participate, our staff will set them up on a school computer or laptop.

 

Hopefully, all being well, I look forward to seeing your child next week! 

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

 

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Y2 reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had the school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here   

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

Maths: 

This week we will continue with our learning of fractions. I am very impressed by your work submitted so far on the MyMaths website. To support learning, please complete the fraction activities: ‘Using Fractions’ and ‘More Fractions’. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

In addition, all MyMaths Year 3 tasks have been made available, which should provide ample opportunity for additional practise of times tables or other curriculum areas. The children have worked so hard to learn their times tables so please continue to do this. Remember, Times Table Rockstars is there to help you learn and retain your times tables and you can also go on Sumdog to help with your fluency.

Well done to all those that have entered the Sumdog challenge so far! You can still join in the fun and remember that accuracy is the key, not speed so think carefully!

 

Keep up the great work Year 3!  I will continue to watch you all climb the leader board!

English - 

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here

 

Reading: 

For comprehension, please complete the reading task entitled ‘All About Palm Oil’ which links with our rainforest theme. I’m sure you will find it a very interesting read as you discover what palm oil is and what problems are caused by using it. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

Writing:

Last week you wrote letters and I look forward to hearing who you chose to write to as I’m sure your letters made someone feel very special. 

This week, I would like you to use your letter writing skills to write a persuasive letter so we can help to protect the tropical rainforests. You may choose to write a letter to a supermarket, brand or manufacturer of your favourite product in order to urge them to use sustainable palm oil across all of their products, if they do not already. Some supermarkets and brands have already made the move to using alternatives to palm oil and with your help, we can spread this message even further. 

Watch this video for some more inspiration and you may find some facts here to help your writing.

Please continue to use include the success criteria from last week:

  • The date
  • An appropriate greeting
  • An introduction
  • Paragraphs
  • A conclusion
  • A complimentary close
  • Your name and signature

 

When writing a persuasive letter always use facts this will give evidence and proof to your arguments.

Interest the reader by using interesting, strong and emotive words. 

Simple sentences help the reader to understand your arguments. Use connectives to make your writing flow – because, however, this shows.

I have attached a word mat to assist you.

 

English (SPAG): 

Activity attached. Please record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you. 

 

English (Spellings): Please see this week’s spellings below:

 

Group 1: illegal, illegible, illiterate, immature, impatient, impolite, imperfect, immobile, increase, island

Group 2: forgetful, joyful, playful, painless, fearless, hopeless, plentiful, useless, whole, any 

 

Geography: 

Continuing with our rainforests theme and your investigations last week, I would like you to view the attached slideshow to investigate the climate of the rainforest and the water cycle. Rainforests are very important to the water cycle. This week I would like you to create your own water cycle using the instructions attached. 

 

Science: This week as we further develop our knowledge of plants, I would like you to watch this BBC Bitesize video about what plants need to live and complete the online quiz. 

When you have completed the online quiz you might like to play the ‘Roll and Draw a Plant’ game attached.

 

For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

 

Spanish: Year 3 can access languageangels.com where they will be able to access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

Reminder: Pupil login details have already been sent home with the children prior to closure.  

PE: Joe Wicks continues to be the nation’s PE teacher every Monday- Friday at 9 am – Thank you, Mr Wicks! You can access the PE lesson here. Alternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete here.

Many of our school staff have been taking part in the 'Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5' challenge. This challenge calls on people in the UK and all over the world to walk or run 5km, donate £5 to NHS Charities Together (link below) and then go forward and nominate five others to do likewise. We would like to nominate Year 3 to take part in the challenge this week!

This is a wonderful way to exercise together as a family whilst raising funds for the most worthy of causes. You can walk, run or whatever suits you best whilst keeping safe. Good luck and please stay safe! 

Here is the Link to the run for heroes page.

RE:

St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: 

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Spiritual learning: 

Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question. This will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday for you to discuss with your family

 Art:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

This week why not try and create your own colourful scratch art. Follow the instructions in this ‘how to’ video and then scratch your favourite rainforest animal.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or to share any learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2 pm each day.

 I look forward to seeing your smiling faces on Tuesday during our class catch up!

Stay safe,

Miss Browne

 

Year 3 Learning at Home w/c 20.4.20

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 6:58pm

Hello everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Easter and have managed to enjoy the glorious sunshine too.

Listed below are all the activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example: Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year groups class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate task.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had the school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

 

English (Reading):  Books to read – World of Stories & Oxford Owl 

For comprehension, please complete the reading task entitled ‘Captain Tom Moore’. This may be a name you are familiar with as he has recently captured the heart of the nation with his heroic efforts by raising an incredible amount of money for the NHS. This task can be written in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you.

 

English (Writing): This week, your writing task is to write a letter to a person of your choice. This could even be Captain Tom Moore if you feel inspired to do so! I love sending and receiving letters and I think this is the perfect time for you to write a letter to someone special. You might choose a person who inspires you, who you are missing or who you appreciate during this time - the choice is yours. Receiving a letter is special. When you receive a letter, it shows that someone cares and has taken the time to sit down and think about you. It’s time to make someone feel special and spread some joy!

Letter writing is a skill for life so don’t forget to include the following:

  • Your address (if you know the recipient personally)
  • The date
  • An appropriate greeting
  • An introduction
  • Paragraphs
  • A conclusion
  • A complimentary close
  • Your name and signature

Take your time with this task and make your letter extra special for the person receiving it. Happy writing!

English (SPAG): Activity attached. Please record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.

 English (Spellings): Please see this week’s spellings below:

Group 1: inactive, incorrect, incapable, indirect, invalid, inaccurate, inaudible, breathe, imagine, important

Group 2: freshness, sickness, enjoyment, treatment, movement, brightness, payment, happiness, would, who

Maths: This week, the children would have been learning about fractions on a number line and learning how to answer simple fraction calculations. Fractions can be tricky, so it is important to maintain a growth mindset when approaching this learning. Think logically about questions and try your best. To support this learning, please complete the fraction activities: ‘Fractions on the number line’ and ‘Fraction calculations’. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

In addition, all MyMaths Year 3 tasks have been made available, which should provide ample opportunity for additional practise of times tables or other curriculum areas. The children have worked so hard to learn their times tables so please continue to do this. Remember, Times Table Rockstars is there to help you learn and retain your times tables and you can also go on Sumdog to help with your fluency.

Exciting news, Year 3! You’ll all be happy to hear that we have been entered into the Sefton Sumdog Contest, which starts on Friday 24th April.

When the children sign into their Sumdog account on Friday, they will have 1000 questions to answer over the week. The more questions you answer correctly, the more chance you will have of earning a position on the individual leaderboard and the better our class will perform on the school leaderboard! Handy Hint: Accuracy is the key to this, not speed!

Best of luck Year 3 – I’ll be keeping a watchful eye on the leaderboard.

                                                                      

Science: In school, our new Science topic would have been: The Life Cycle of Flowering Plants.

 

All flowering plants go through the same stages of the life cycle. Watch this video following plants on their journey from being seeds and spores, to blossoming into beautiful flowers and producing new plants of their own.

Can you design and create a way to represent the stages of the life cycle?

You could:

  • Draw the different stages on a paper plate, adding arrows to show the order.
  • Make a poster to show the different stages.
  • Create a small book with one stage on each page.
  • Write about what happens at each stage.
  • Make a PowerPoint with one stage on each slide
  • Record a video in your garden explain each stage verbally

RE: St Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

 

Collective Worship: The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.

Spiritual learning: Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question. This will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday for you to discuss with your family.

Geography: Our focus for Georgaphy is the rainforest.

You may remember, we virtually visited an amazing rainforest during our VR day. So this week, I’d like you to watch this video about the Amazon Rainforest and as you watch it I’d like you to choose the 5 facts you found most interesting and record them. You may choose to write down your facts or record your own vlog.

Did you know, the rainforest vegetation is divided into layers? Find out more by clicking here. After conducting your research, you could draw a diagram of the rainforest layers and label them. You might even want to do this in your garden using any natural materials you can find and create your own mini rainforest. Here are some questions to think about: Why do you think there are different layers? What is the difference between each layer?

Art: Before you start to get messy, do some research about Henry Rousseau. Then, you can draw, paint or create your favourite rainforest animal. You may wish to use one of Henry Rousseau’s paintings as your inspiration for your masterpiece.

PE: Joe Wicks continues to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday at 9am – thank you Mr Wicks! Don’t forget to spot the difference - I wondered what he’s moved around this week? You can access the PE lesson hereAlternatively, there are other pre-recorded sessions that the children can also complete.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

MfL: Year 3 are to access languageangels.com where they will be able to access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.

Reminder: Pupil login details have already been sent home with the children prior to closure. 

 

Additional task: Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

 

Reading, watching television programmes or films together, provides an opportunity for you to check their comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build ... they are all wonderful learning opportunities!

In addition to this, the BBC have expanded their education provision today, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of the website where useful websites and resources are being shared as well

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or to share any learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2 pm each day. 

 

Stay safe!

Miss Browne

 

 

 

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