Year 3: Blog items

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.

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.

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!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's 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 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 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: 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 here.  All 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, 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, 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 - Books to read – World of Stories Oxford Owl 

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, 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, 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

 

 

 

Year 3 - Easter Break

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 12:47pm

Hello everyone!

 I hope you have all been enjoying time with your family at home and having plenty of fun while also doing some of the home learning tasks.

Next week may be the commencement of the Easter holidays, but there are still many ways for the children’s learning to continue: 

  • Access websites such as MyMaths, Sumdog, TimesTable Rockstars.
  • Continue to read at home - you can access an abundance of books on Oxford Owl  or listen to a new David Walliams audio story from 'The World’s Worst Children 2' every day here.  
  • Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose: filming it, PowerPoint or presenting to their 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.
  • For Easter activities, please see our Twitter feed and/or use Tales From The Miracle Book where you can stream 11 RE Easter films appropriate for children. The password is easter2020
  •  Complete any tasks on previous blogs which you may not have had time to attempt yet. 

 

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.

Share the joy of Easter, celebrate traditions and create wonderful new memories with those you hold most dear.

Stay safe,

Miss Browne

Year 3 Learning at Home w/c 30.3.20

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:44pm

Hello everyone,


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.


If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's 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 2pm each day. 

 

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.


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

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum for example: Year 2 Reading - Please access the Year 2 class blog which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

English (Reading): Books to read - https://www.worldbookday.com/ -of-stories/  & https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home

Reading Comprehension -   Please complete the reading task entitled, 'The United Kingdom', which is attached below.

English (Writing): This week you are going to become reporters! Please write a newspaper report about a topic of your choice – be creative!

Please include the following criteria in your newspaper report:

  • A headline
  • An introductory paragraph
  • The 5 W’s (Who, what, where, when and why)
  • A picture
  • Facts about main events
  • Quotes written as direct speech
  • A conclusion paragraph to explain what might happen next.

 

English (SPAG):

Activity attached. This can be written up in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you. 

 

English (Spellings)

Group 1: quickly, sadly, automobile, antiseptic, finally, supernatural, perfectly, happily, quietly, operation

 

Group 2: bubble, tumble, pedal, ladies, happiest, baking, closest, hummed, wouldn’t, won’t

 

Maths: This week, we will recap our learning of time. To support this learning, please complete the time  related activities found on the MyMaths website.

In addition, MyMaths Year 3 tasks have now been made available which should provide ample opportunity for additional practice of times tables or other curriculum areas.   Children can also access Sumdog and Times Table Rockstars to supplement their learning.

                                                                          

Science: As spring flowers are in bloom all around us, let’s focus on the topic of plants. Here is this week's Y3 Science task.

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcjnp39

Please draw and label the parts of a plant.

 

RE / Spiritual Learning:

Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question; this will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday.

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

 

History: Lesson 2 How did Iron Age people live?

List some of the facts you have discovered about the Iron age. Please use the BBC Bitesize website to support your learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/z8bkwmn

 

Art: This week, why not try some Spring themed origami? Please find attached instructions on how to create a butterfly, a frog and a daffodil. For step-by-step video tutorials, please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXaty-UbYsd8CR3mItUIpIw/videos

 

PE:  Joe Wicks has announced he will be the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am! You can access the PE lesson with this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

MfL: KS2 to access languageangels.com where children can access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home.  

 

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: filming it, PowerPoint or presenting to their 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!

 

Thank you for the lovely tweets today sharing your Star of the Week certificates! It really made us all smile!


Stay safe,

Miss Browne

 

Year 3 Learning at Home - w/c 23.3.20

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 12:23pm

The English and Maths work that has been set is for pupils accessing the Y3 curriculum.

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum for example: Year 2 Reading - Please access the Year 2 class blog which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

 

English (Reading):

Books to read - https://www.worldbookday.com/ -of-stories/  & https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home

Reading Comprehension– please complete the attached reading tasks titled ‘The Worst Witch’ and ‘The Park’ (see below).

 

English (Writing):

We have recently been writing adventure stories. Using the image attached as inspiration, please write your own adventure story.

Please remember to include:

  • A title to make the reader want to read the story.
  • A beginning to introduce the character(s) and a setting.
  • A build-up to give hints and clues about what is going to happen.
  • A dilemma where something goes wrong.
  • A resolution where the character(s) solve the dilemma.
  • An ending to close the story.

 

English (SPAG):

Activity attached. This can be written up in your exercise book or recorded in a way that suits you. 

 

English (Spellings):

Group 1: cake, time, home, complete, arrive, decide, describe, extreme, guide, surprise

 

Group 2: mind, children, most, cold, great, told, prove, last, sure, after

 

Maths: 

Our current topic in Maths is Shape. To support this learning, please complete the 2D and 3D shapes activity found on the MyMaths website. Children can also access Sumdog and Times Table Rockstars. 

 

All MyMaths Year 3 tasks have been made available which should provide ample opportunity for additional practise of times tables or other curriculum areas.

 

Science:

What is reflection?

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/zqdxb82

 

RE / Spiritual Learning:

Spiritual learningwill take place through The Big Question; this will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday.

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

 

History:

Lesson 1 - What difference do you think bronze made? List some of the improvements brought about by the use of bronze.

Please see the BBC bitesize Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/z874kqt

 

Art:

Following some wonderful Stone Age art in class, why not try one of the Stone Age craft activities attached below. This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

 

PE:

 Joe Wicks has announced he will be the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am! You can access Mr Wicks' PE lesson with this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

MfL:

KS2 to access languageangels.com where children can access age-appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home.  

 

Please also use our our learning from home page which will direct you to a wealth of resources.


Additional task: Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. Presenting this research in any way they choose: filming it, PowerPoint or presenting to their family.which will direct you to a wealth of resources.

Answers will be uploaded next week!

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.

The school’s email account: admin@tsp.sefton.school will be checked daily between 12 noon and 2 pm.

Stay safe

Miss Browne

 

Learning At Home

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 9:09pm

This work is set for pupils accessing the Year 3 English and Maths curriculum.

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example: Year 2 Reading) then please access the specific class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

English (Reading): Please complete the attached reading task titled ‘The United Kingdom?’ This task includes both the reading text and reading comprehension activity. It also includes some additional listening comprehension questions and answers.  

 

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

Group 1: appear, disappear, address, difficult, different, grammar, occasion, opposite, pressure, suppose

Group 2: can’t, don’t, won’t, you’ve, he’ll, you’re, couldn’t, haven’t, pass, move

 

Maths: Our current topic in Maths is recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes. To support this learning, please complete the ‘2D and 3D shapes’ and ‘Geometry 3’ tasks, found on the MyMaths website, as well as using Sumdog and Times Table Rockstars.

Link: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

Please also use our learning at home page: http://www.trinitystpeters.org/page/learning-at-home/48489 which will direct you to a wealth of resources.

Reading, 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 ... they are all wonderful learning opportunities.

Year 3 Spring 2 Week 3

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 5:30pm

What a fantastic week it has been in Year 3! We have been working on our Times Table skills in maths, using all of our senses to write a wonderfully enchanting piece in English and exploring chemical and gas reactions in science to celebrate British Science Week.

In history, we have moved from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. We worked like archaeologists to discover the true use of some fantastic finds.

In RE this week we discussed the joy and sadness of Easter, creating our own newspaper articles to show how people felt during some of the main events.

Today celebrated Sport Relief 2020 with an incredibly fun obstacle course, well done to everyone for taking on the challenge and having lots of laughs along the way. Thank you all for your donations and as we learned this morning our donations make a huge difference to the lives of others.

Spellings are as follows:

 Group 1: appear, disappear, address, difficult, different, grammar, occasion, opposite, pressure, suppose

Group 2: can’t, don’t, won’t, you’ve, he’ll, you’re, couldn’t, haven’t, pass, move

Thank you for another great week. Enjoy your well-deserved weekend!

Year 3 Spring 2 Week 2

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 3:48pm

We have had a wonderful week here in Year 3! We have been very busy applying our reasoning and problem-solving skills to solve money problems in Maths, writing superb setting descriptions in English and exploring life in the Stone- Age in history while enjoying reading 'The Stone Age Boy'.


In RE this week we discussed the events of Palm Sunday. We used our green thinking hats to consider the feelings and emotions of the crowd, Disciples, Pharisees and Jesus.


The highlight of the week was World Book Day on Thursday, we had a fantastic day celebrating and sharing our love of reading! Well done to everyone for making such a great effort and getting into character. We enjoyed a fun-filled day of book related fun and activities.


Spellings are as follows:
Group 1: information, preparation, admiration, sensation, determination, publication, multiplication, operation, mention, position
Group 2: rubbing, hugged, runner, biggest, runny, swimming, clapped, planned, improve, sugar


Thank you for another fantastic week Year 3! Have a super weekend and see you all on Monday!

Year 3 Spring 2 Week 1

Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 4:16pm

It was lovely to welcome back a bunch of smiling faces after half term break! We have been busy as usual in Year 3.

In Maths this week we focused on money and working on some reasoning and problem-solving questions. In theme we have started our Prehistory unit beginning with the Stone Age, the class eagerly shared their previous learning from our VR experience day when they visited the Stone Age. We have been erupting with laughter as we follow the adventures of Ben and Granny in our latest class read ‘Gangsta Granny’.

In RE we explored The Easter story and the order of events that took place, students worked in teams to arrange the events chronologically.

The highlight of the week was our circus party today. The class enjoyed eating some freshly popped popcorn, bursting bubbles and watching some magnificent magic tricks while the classroom was transformed into our very own Big Top! The class used their senses to interact with the setting as well as the front cover to predict what the story ‘Leon and The Place Between’ might be about, we shall find out who was closest next week.

Spellings for next week:

Group 1: basically, frantically, comically, energetically, scientifically, terrifically, enthusiastically, perhaps, promise, purpose

Group 2: sliding, hiking, completed, amazed, timer, ripest, shiny, smiled, plant, path

Don’t forget World Book Day is on Thursday - looking to seeing our class dressed as their favourite characters!

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 3 Spring 1 Week 6

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 4:58pm

What a wonderful half term it has been!

In maths this week we continued with time, working on converting 12-hour clock to 24-hour clock. In English, our story writing has come alive with the use of alliteration, similes and powerful adjectives. In science, we began a new unit ‘Light’ and will continue to explore light and shadows after the half-term break. We reached the end of our class read Krindlekrax which had us gripped until the very last page!

As we came to the end of our RE unit ‘Jesus the man who changed lives’, we reflected upon the ways Jesus has positively changed peoples lives. We discussed all the things that are important to us and how we thank Jesus in our daily lives.

On Tuesday we celebrated Safer Internet Day by reading a modern twist of the Goldilocks fairy-tale and were reminded about the importance of staying safe online with a very informative presentation by year 6.

As today is Valentine’s day and love filled the air, our PSHE lesson with Miss Morris focused on the importance of loving ourselves. Children discussed their own characteristics and traits that they love and are proud of. Everyone gave themselves a big hug and were reminded that ‘to love others you must first love yourself’.

PE kits have been sent home to be washed. Please return after half term.

Spellings are as follows:

Group 1: gently, simply, humbly, sensibly, horribly, possibly, terribly, responsibly, probably, woman

Group 2: spied, happier, funnier, chilliest, luckiest, frying, skiing, happiest, hour, eye

Wishing everyone a fun-filled half term break!

Year 3 Spring 1 Week 4

Date: 2nd Feb 2020 @ 11:10am

What a magical week we’ve had in Year 3! We received a very exciting letter from Hogwarts asking us to test some new potions. Excitement filled the air as we cautiously used our measuring skills to measure the gruesome ingredients and brew the potions. We even used our creative thinking hats to create some potions of our own. It seems we have a few witches and wizards among us!

Year 3 are working hard on their times tables and we have enjoyed some multiplication and counting games. All students will be given their own Times Table Rockstar logins next week so they can continue to enjoy the maths fun at home.

In RE the week we looked into the incredible life of Mother Teresa, an amazing woman who touched the lives of many while spreading the word of Jesus Christ.

In science, we identified which muscles we use when carrying out different activities and put those muscles to work during our yoga taster session on Thursday which was enjoyed by all!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Year 3 Spring 1 Week 3

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 5:13pm

 

 

Another busy week in Year 3! We have been working on perimeter in Maths and enjoyed working in teams to find the perimeter of our desks and other objects inside the classroom. We have been focusing on our 4 times tables this week and enjoyed singing and dancing to our 4 times table song. In Theme, we have been using atlases and iPads to discover more facts about Europe.

In RE we continued to discuss the impact Jesus had/has on people’s lives. We discussed how Paul went from hating people who loved Jesus to becoming someone who loved Jesus. Quite a change! He would spend the rest of his life getting to know God and telling others about God.

We are so grateful to our amazing music teachers this term, Mr Asbridge and Miss Dillworth. The children are really building on their beatboxing, singing and drumming skills.

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year with a delicious Chinese banquet, we learned about the Chinese community and rich Chinese culture in Liverpool. Noodles are a symbol of longevity in China, with a long noodle symbolising a long life in Chinese tradition. Year 3 were happy to find some extremely long noodles!

Spellings for this week are as follows:

Group 1: antifreeze, antisocial, antiseptic, anticlockwise, subheading, submarine, subtitle, subdivide, continue, surprise

Group 2: wriggle, nettle, sizzle, beetle, table, steeple, crumple, candle, beautiful, fast

Wishing everyone a super weekend!

Year 3 Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 5:36pm

What a wonderful week we have had in year 3! In English, we are loving our class read ‘Krindlekrax’ and have been writing letters as if we are the main character. In Theme, we have started work on our new topic ‘Our European Neighbours’ and enjoyed using the ipads to locate some of the countries on the European map.

In Collective Worship this week we focused on our monthly value wisdom. We talked about making wise choices and being role models. We began our new unit, ‘Jesus the man who changed lives’ in RE. We started by remembering some of the miracles Jesus performed. We learned about the story of Zacchaeus, this story highlights how Jesus changes people on the inside. We discussed how Jesus still has the same dramatic effect on people’s lives.

In maths this week we have been working hard on our measuring skills, we have been measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting lengths (m, cm, mm). We enjoyed measuring some of our classmates, maybe this weekend children could measure some members of their own family.

This afternoon we enjoyed some fun and party games as we said a fond farewell to a very important member of our Year 3 family. We wish this special boy and his family a safe trip back to Nigeria and look forward to our email updates. We will all miss him dearly.

Spellings for this week are as follows:

Group 1: superstar, supercar, supermarket, superman, superwoman, supernatural, strength, sentence, straight, strange

Group 2: spy, spies, try, tries, parties, fry, fries, why, steak, pretty

Thank you and well done Year 3 on another amazing week! Have a wonderful weekend!

Year 3 Spring 1 Week 1

Date: 10th Jan 2020 @ 5:06pm

What a fantastic start to 2020 for everyone in Year 3. We have been busy using our number skills and exploring fractions using playdough, making predictions and diving into our new class read in English and using iPads to create digital books in computing.

In RE, as part of our Multi-Faith week, we have been focusing on Judaism. We explored Jewish traditions and celebrations. We learned about the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah and enjoyed eating apples dipped in honey, one of the most popular Rosh Hashanah customs. Jewish people believe apples and honey signify the hope that the new year will be sweet.

We started the new term with lots of noise and excitement in drumming and singing lessons, which will continue every Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the term. Children made great progress in just one lesson so we look forward to improving these skills each week.

For this half term PE will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

The new spellings for next week are as follows:

Group 1: redo, replace, dislike, disagree, misbehave, reappear, refresh, unclean, untruthful, misunderstand

Group 2: donkeys, worth, towards, hall, watch, come, wrote, design, fudge, decide.

Well done for all your hard work and thank you all for a wonderful first week Year 3, wishing everyone a super weekend!

Year 3 Autumn 2 Week 7

Date: 19th Dec 2019 @ 1:45pm

It is hard to believe the first term of Year 3 has come to an end. This term has been filled with fun laughter, singing, swimming and trolls galore. As the saying goes time flies when you are having fun and Year 3 certainly have done just that!

We had the pleasure of seeing Year 4 lead a wonderful Christmas Church Service. Year 4 worked incredibly hard to retell the Nativity Story in such a thought provoking way and their unique version of 'Run' really helped us to think of the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you to Year 4 for sharing the Christmas Spirit with us all.

This week has been filled with festive fun as we have put our sewing skills to the test and have created our own pencil cases. We had to connect our learning from our Christmas DT project last year as we used a running stitch to sew designs and embellishments onto our material. We then built on these skills by learning a new stitch called ‘whip stitch’ and used this to sew our material together to create our pencil cases.

We loved our Christmas Party Day where we joined Year 4 in some Christmas activities. In one classroom, there was Christmas Bingo, secret code and Who am I? In the other classroom, pin the ears on the elf, snowman snowballs and there was even an opportunity to create our own edible snowmen. What a great day!

This term we have explored how ‘gratitude is the best attitude’ and now it is time for Miss Fitzpatrick to show her gratitude to you all. It has been a pleasure teaching all of the amazing children in Year 3 for the past four terms. Every single child at Trinity St. Peter’s really does shine like a star in the universe. A huge thank you goes to all of the children, staff and TSP family who have made teaching at Trinity St. Peter’s such a wonderful experience. A massive thank you to all of the parents and families of Trinity St. Peter’s, your generosity, thoughtful gestures and kind words have been appreciated.

Miss Browne is very excited to greet smiling faces upon returning to school on Wednesday 8th January.

Have a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’

From Miss Fitzpatrick, Miss Browne, Miss Coates, Mrs Grayson, Mrs Warwick and Miss Williams.

Please Note:

During the Spring Term, Year 3 will have PE on Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure full kits are in school for the first week back.

Year 3 will also have Music lessons; drumming will take place each Wednesday afternoon and singing on Thursday.

Year 3 Autumn 2 Week 6

Date: 13th Dec 2019 @ 4:34pm

Our penultimate week of the Autumn term has definitely been one to remember as it has been filled with festive fun.

As part of our RE topic we continued to explore how God is with us. We listened to the poem ‘Footprints in the Sand’ and explained how we know that God is with us, even though we cannot see him. This poem also linked very nicely to our monthly value, ‘Compassion’, as we identified how God shows compassion by carrying people during times of suffering. We then created our own footprints highlighting ways in which we can be there for one another.

Cheery the Christmas Elf has continued to set fraction challenges for us this week as we have explored, halves, quarters, fifths, sixths and tenths. We have continued finding fractions of a number e.g. ¾, 3/5 and 4/6 etc. and have begun to identify fractions that have the same value e.g. ½, 3/6 and 5/10. We have enjoyed participating in a range of challenges to consolidate our understanding of fractions.

Our festive celebrations continued in English this week as we LOVED watching the John Lewis Christmas advert from this year. To our surprise, we received a delicately wrapped parcel from Cheery and as we excitedly ripped off the wrapping paper it revealed ‘Excitable Edgar’ Christmas book. Inspired by both the advert and the book, we used our imagination and sense of humour to write a creative story involving unexpected mischief made by Edgar’s excitement.

This week also saw the start of our DT project as we applied the sewing skills we learnt last year, when making a Christmas bauble, to our project this year. We look forward to seeing our designs come to life next week as we complete our own Christmas sewing challenge. We have enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer as we wore Christmas jumpers and had a delicious Christmas Dinner. The fun festive fun is just beginning in Year 3!

Spellings for next week will be a recap of weeks 9 and 10.

We look forward to seeing your excited faces return to school on Monday as the final countdown to Christmas begins. Have a restful weekend everyone and prepare yourself for the festivities heading our way next week.

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