Year 3: Blog items

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 1

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 3:32pm

 

Happy New Year to everyone! It was wonderful to see all children’s smiling faces on Zoom this week as we began our remote learning journey.

To begin the new term, we enjoyed learning about the different traditions and celebrations which take place around the world to celebrate the new year. We then decided to write down our New Year’s resolutions and our hopes and dreams for 2021 and enjoyed sharing these with each other.

In Maths, we focussed on the 4 and 8 times table and recognised the link between the two. In English, we learnt how to use coordinating conjunctions in our work to join two main clauses together. We also recapped our learning of adverbs and learnt how to use fronted adverbials effectively in our writing.

In Geography, we began our new topic, ‘How are European countries different?’ Firstly, we labelled the 7 continents on a world map and then we researched and answered questions about the features of Europe.

We concluded our week with a fantastic workout from Joe Wicks. We definitely warmed up our muscles!

Keep up the hard work Year 3!

We will continue with our weekly class blog updates when we are all back in school together. 

Take care and stay safe x

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 7

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 8:23pm

 

Wow! The Autumn term has flown by! Well done to all the children for their consistent hard work and determination over the past few months. They have embraced new learning opportunities with resilience. They make me proud everyday and it is an absolute pleasure teaching them.

We have made so many wonderful memories this term. A particular highlight was taking part in our ‘Celebration of Kindness Week’ video. All the children were fantastic and it was a joy to watch! This term, in English, we enjoyed exploring many wonderful books including, ‘Seal Surfer’ and ‘Winter’s Child’, which we wrote some fantastic letters and stories about. In Maths, we had lots of fun competing in national contests for Times Table Rockstars and Sumdog. In PE, we mastered some new hockey skills and enjoyed our weekly swimming lessons.

Smiles and giggles have filled the air every morning throughout December, thanks to our very clever Elf on the Shelf. From parachuting across the classroom using a mask, to making snow angels, he got up to lots of mischief!

The Year 3 classroom resembled Santa’s workshop this week, as we created our own Christmas stockings for our DT project. After drawing our designs, we practised running stitch and then sewed and decorated our stockings. They were all works of art!

We concluded our week by wishing each other a very ‘Happy Christmas’ via our final whole school Zoom of 2020. We also enjoyed watching the KS1 and KS2 Nativity and playing some festive party games! What a fantastic way to celebrate the end of the first term!

I would like to say a big thank you for the generous gifts and cards. From myself and Miss Hutchinson, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see you all in 2021!

Year 3 - Autumn 2- Week 6

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 4:14pm

 

What a wonderful week it has been in Year 3!

In English, we wrote our own fantasy stories based on ‘Winter’s Child’ by Angela McAllister. After creating our own fantasy characters, we wrote some fantastic character descriptions with similes and metaphors. We then connected our learning and wrote some wonderfully imaginative stories, which we enjoyed reading aloud to the class. We definitely have some budding authors Year 3!

This week, in Maths, we focussed on the 3 times table. As well as completing multiplication questions, we also learnt their division facts. This week, we competed in the ‘UK National Holiday Sumdog Contest’! Miss Gray was so proud of all the children for their fantastic effort and for completing 1000 questions each! We competed against over 2000 classes and achieved 24th position in the UK and 5th position in England! A wonderful achievement!

Our week concluded with a visit from Santa’s elves who travelled all the way from the North Pole to visit us! There were lots of and smiles and giggles when they appeared at our classroom door and delivered a letter from Santa! We were all very excited to find out what it could be! We discovered that Santa wanted us to create some magical baubles with messages of kindness on, to spread kindness to the children and families at TSP.

 

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week for some festive fun!

Next week’s spellings are a recap of the previous 3 weeks spelling words.

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 5

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 4:45pm

 

Another busy, yet fantastic week in Year 3!

Our week started off with a bang when we were visited by a very cheeky Elf on the Shelf! He has been up to lots of mischief this week, from making snow angels in flour to parachuting across the classroom using a mask, we can’t wait to see what next week has in store!

In PE, we participated in the North Sefton Virtual School Games. For our challenge, we recorded how many times we could throw a small ball above our head, clap our hands and catch the ball in 60 seconds. It got very competitive as we tried to beat our scores!

In Science, we continued our topic, ‘Food and our Bodies’ by identifying the different bones in the human skeleton. We also learnt about the importance of having a skeleton and how it protects our vital organs. There were lots of giggles during our experiment, when we tried to shake our partner’s hand using rubber gloves filled with water! 

In History, we learnt how Emmeline Pankhurst helped women to win the right to vote. We then role played an interview between a journalist, Emmeline Pankhurst and Lord Cromer (who was against women’s suffrage). We all agreed that Emmeline’s work towards the ‘Equal Franchise Act’ had a significant impact on society.

In English, we created some wonderfully imaginative similes to describe the characters and settings from the story ‘Winter’s Child’. We then connected our knowledge of adverbs for time, subordinating conjunctions and similes to write some fantastic descriptions of the setting. We also wrote some fantastic letters to Winter’s Child advising him to go home back to his father, as winter had gone on for too long.

We concluded our week by taking part in the TSP Santa Dash! The school field was filled with Santa hats and smiles as the children raced around the field towards the finish line. Well done to all the children for taking part!

During the summer, many of our pupils took part in and completed the Arts Council's 'Summer Reading Challenge'. This year, they have introduced a 'Winter Mini Challenge', encouraging children to read three books between now and the 15th January 2021. For further details on how to take part, please visit the 'Winter Mini Challenge' website.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Next week’s spellings have been added to Google Classroom.

 

Year 3- Autumn 2 - Week 4

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 3:07pm

 

What a wonderful week it has been in Year 3!

In Collective Worship, we enjoyed another whole-school Zoom with Simon and Reverend Anne. As next week is the beginning of advent, our Collective Worship focussed on the story of Christmas, when Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus. We discussed how we should follow the example of Mary by listening to God and saying yes to all the good things that he wants us to do. As Jesus brought a blessing of love and peace to our world, we explored what it means to be a peace maker and discussed what peace means to us. We then wrote down our own definition of peace on a dove and created a class wreath. We agreed that we can all work together to bring peace to our daily lives and to others.

This week, in our Reading lessons, we explored different stories which included a main character that had a hearing impairment. We loved how all these stories celebrated people’s differences. Our favourite story was the wonderful, ‘Harriet Versus the Galaxy’ by Samantha Baines. We learnt that Baines herself has a hearing impairment and that she was inspired to write the story after she realised that she had never read a book before about someone like her.

In Maths, we took our learning outdoors and participated in a number of challenges which involved us working in teams and applying our addition and subtraction skills to solve some money problems. It got very competitive as we had to complete as many questions correctly to be the first to cross the playground!

We concluded our week with another fantastic swimming lesson. We have learnt and developed so many new swimming skills over the past few weeks, whilst having lots of fun.

Have a lovely weekend!

Next week’s spellings have been added to Google Classroom.

Year 3- Autumn 2- Week 3

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:28pm

 

What a fantastic week it has been! From participating in ‘Road Safety Week’, to learning some new skills in our swimming lesson. We have been very busy!

In RE, we had lots of fun retelling the Nativity story. We discussed how Mary must’ve felt when an angel appeared before her and told her that she was going to give birth to God's son. We then drew some pictures of the nativity scene and shared the news that Emmanuel is God.

In English, we continued our focus on ‘Winter’s Child’ by Angela McAllister and wrote some excellent diary entries. We learnt how to use adverbials for time in our writing and the importance of using a comma after fronted adverbials. We also used thesauruses to ensure our work included adventurous vocabulary.

In Maths, we used our growth mindsets to tackle some tricky column subtraction calculations with exchanging. We also challenged our knowledge of times tables in a class Times Tables Rock Stars contest. It got very competitive!

In History, we explored the British history hero, ‘Lord Shaftesbury’. We learnt about Lord Shaftesbury’s role in the improvement of working conditions for poor children in the Victorian period. We were shocked to discover that terrible working conditions that children faced at the time and the significance of the acts that Lord Shaftesbury helped to pass through Parliament.

 

As part of ‘Anti-Bullying Week’, we discussed the different types of bullying and the importance of telling a trusted adult if you or someone else is being bullied. We agreed that everyone should ‘Choose Wisely’ and serve with a kind heart. We then created some beautiful friendship bracelets for our partners to show them how much we care.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Next week’s spellings have been added to Google Classroom.

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 2

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 4:15pm

 

What a fun-filled week it has been! From filming our ‘Celebration of Kindness Week’ video to raising awareness for ‘Children in Need’, our classroom has been full of kindness, laughter and smiles!

In Collective Worship, we explored our monthly value of ‘Peace’ and remembered those who fought to bring peace to our world. On the 11th hour, we took part in our whole school two minutes silence and listened to the poignant ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae. We also created a beautiful poppy wreath which was laid outside St Peter’s Church.

To raise awareness for Children in Need, this week, we took part in the ‘Five To Thrive’ challenge hosted by Joe Wicks. Each morning, we completed a 5-minute energiser with Joe and completed an activity to support our wellbeing. We also joined Joe Wicks to finish his incredible 24-hour PE Challenge!

As part of our ‘Celebration of Kindness Week’, we decided that as well as being kind to ourselves and others, we also need to be kind to the environment. After researching plastic pollution, we decided to take action and wrote letters to some of the big supermarkets demanding them to reduce their plastic waste. As members of Trinity St. Peter’s, we represent future generations and we are proud to be part of a Plastic Free School.

Today, we participated in the ‘Plastic Free Schools Pupil Power Assembly’. The event equipped us with the tools and inspiration to create positive, lasting environmental change while delving into the awe and wonder the ocean provides us with everyday. As part of this, we investigated different single-use plastic items and the impact they have on the environment. The activities helped fuel our passion and enthusiasm for protecting the planet.

We concluded our week by watching our ‘Celebration of Kindness Week’ video. The children had so much fun making it and it is a joy to watch! Please follow this link to watch the video.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Next week’s spellings have been added to Google Classroom.

Year 3- Autumn 2- Week 1

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 4:51pm

 

What a wonderful week it has been in Year 3! From learning some new hockey skills in PE, to celebrating firework night, we have been very busy!

In RE, we began our new topic, ‘God with us’ and explored the question, ‘How is God present in our lives?’ Firstly, we explored the Nativity story, when God came to earth as Jesus and was present in human form. We discussed how through his spirit, God is present with us today. We then enjoyed reading the poem, ‘Footprints in the Sand’ by Mary Fishback which describes a person who sees two pairs of footprints in the sand, one of which belonged to God and another to him or herself. In response, we identified a special moment in our lives when we have felt God’s presence and it has given us hope.

In History, we explored our new critical question, ‘Why do we celebrate British History Heroes?’ We learnt about the life of ‘William Wilberforce’ and explored how he became involved in the campaign to abolish the slave trade. After discovering what the slave trade involved, we learnt how and why Wilberforce and his supporters tried to stop it. We then thought critically and used our white and grey thinking hats to think of the arguments for and against slavery at the time and then debated over the question: ‘should slavery be abolished?’

In Science, we learnt about the different food groups and nutrients that are needed for a balanced diet. We designed our own healthy and balanced meal and then carried out an experiment to predict and measure the sugar content of some of our favourite drinks. We were shocked at some of the findings! We learnt that as part of a healthy and balanced diet, we should also make healthy drink choices.

Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday for the beginning of ‘Celebration of Kindness Week’.

 

Next week’s spellings have been added to Google Classroom.

Year 3- Autumn 1- Week 8

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 4:46pm

 

Wow! The first half term has flown by! Year 3 have worked incredibly hard and they should be very proud of everything they have achieved so far.

This week in Collective Worship, we concluded our focus on ‘Generosity’ by learning about ‘The Parable of the Rich Fool’. We discovered that the ‘Rich Fool’ was very greedy and decided to store up all his grain and not share it with those in need. We learnt that Jesus taught us that a person is a fool to store up his earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God. We agreed that generosity is an important act of being kind, selfless and giving to others.

In Maths, we used our growth mindsets to conquer some tricky addition calculations using column addition. We also practised using the inverse operation to check our addition and subtraction calculations and then used our 4C thinking to tackle some challenging reasoning questions.

This week in English, we focussed on WWI poetry. After creating fact files about the lives of some famous WW1 poets, we analysed and discussed a variety of famous war poems, including the poignant, ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae. We were then inspired to write our own remembrance poems which we proudly performed to the class.

This half term, we have thoroughly enjoyed our Theme topic, ‘What is life like in India?’ We learnt about the human and physical geography of India, as well as its culture and influence. To conclude our learning, we compared and contrasted India to the UK. We discovered that despite their many differences, India has had a great influence on the UK’s food and culture. We agreed that we are proud to live in a country with a diverse culture.

To celebrate Black History Month, we learnt about many black modern-day heroes. We then decided to focus on the Civil Rights Activist, ‘Rosa Parks’, who courageously refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. To commemorate her actions, we created some fantastic pop art.

This week, we sadly say farewell to two special members of our Year 3 class. We will miss them both very much but we wish them the best of luck for the future and at their new schools.

If you would like your child to continue their learning at home over half-term, I have collated a list of useful websites that they can access and shared this on Google Classroom. You can also refer to the Home Learning page on our school website for more support.

To find out more about what we will be learning over this year, please read our updated curriculum overview here.

As the nights draw in and the clocks go back this coming weekend, it is a good time to revisit road safety with your child. Please find a useful guide from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) attached.

 

Thank you Year 3 for an amazing first half term. Have a restful break and I look forward to another exciting half term ahead.

Take care,

Miss Gray x

Year 3- Autumn 1- Week 7

Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 4:09pm

 

What a wonderful week it has been in Year 3!

This week, we enjoyed another whole school Collective Worship via Zoom, in which we continued our focus on the value ‘generosity’. After a discussion about our favourite things, Reverend Anne told us about the life of Saint Francis.  We learnt that Saint Francis generously gave his time to help animals and nature. He saw that God was reflected in the natural world. We then reflected on the feeling we get when we give gifts as well as when we receive them.

Continuing with our Geography topic, ‘What is life like in India?’ This week, we explored some of the major rivers in India. After discussing what a river is, we learnt that India has many river systems due to the large number of mountain ranges in the country. We were amazed to discover that the Indus river was home to an ancient civilisation! We then decided to research and create fact files for 2 of the most famous rivers in India, the Ganges river and the Narmada river.

In PE, we enjoyed practising our jumping skills through lots of fun jumping games, including ‘Jump the River!’ We then competed in a Speed Bounce contest which tested our speed, agility, co-ordination and stamina. We can’t wait to see if we can beat our scores next week!

This week, we took part in ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week’. After learning what a hate crime is, we discussed how we can ‘Stop Hate’ and spread kindness. We agreed that we should respect and celebrate people’s differences, as our uniqueness is what makes us special. We then decided to decorate hand prints and write some important messages on them to share with the world. 

Next week’s spellings have been uploaded onto Google Classroom. By allowing your child to use Google Classroom, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy.

 

Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday!

Year 3- Autumn 1- Week 6

Date: 9th Oct 2020 @ 4:12pm

Another fantastic week in Year 3!

This week in Collective Worship, we experienced a virtual Harvest Tour, thanks to ‘The Bible Tales’. We discussed the many ways in which we celebrate the gathering of the harvest and learnt that in Judaism, they celebrate by having a weeklong holiday called ‘Sukkot’. As part of this celebration, Jews make and decorate a special hut called a ‘Sukkah’ to say thanks to God. Inspired by this, we decided to make paper chains of people to show the people in our lives that we are thankful for them.

In RE, we continued our focus on, ‘What does it mean to be called by God?’ We learnt about the story of the prophet Samuel and discovered that at first, Samuel did not recognise that God was speaking to him. When the voice continued to call Samuel, Eli told him to listen because it must be the Lord speaking. The Lord told Samuel that Eli’s sons would not be the new priests of Israel, instead Samuel would be. As a class, we used our black thinking hats and connected our knowledge of prophets to discuss what questions we would ask someone who had been ‘called by God’. We then had lots of fun hot seating each other as Samuel.

This week, in Maths, we have focused on comparing numbers and finding 1, 10 and 100 more/less than a number. We have also been working hard on our times tables knowledge by competing in our very first Times Tables Rock Stars contest! Next week, we will move onto adding and subtracting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.

In PSHE, we explored the wonderful, ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’ by Christopher Duke, which tells the story of a special little girl whose hair changes with her emotions. We discussed how we experience different feelings and that, ‘It’s ok to have a blue day’. We were so inspired by the book that we drew some fantastic pictures of ourselves and decorated our own hair styles according to how we feel.

Today, we had lots of fun celebrating ‘Hello Yellow Day’ and raising awareness for the mental health of young people. We enjoyed reading, ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas, which encouraged us to open up and discuss how they feel, even when our thoughts are confusing. We also enjoyed decorating our own biscuits with lots of yellow icing and our favourite emoji to show how we are feeling. Finally, we took some time out of our busy day to practise some mindfulness by moulding and shaping yellow playdough.  

Next week’s spellings have been uploaded onto Google Classroom. By allowing your child to use Google Classroom, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy.

Please make sure you keep us updated with any allergies or medical conditions that your child may have.

 

Have a fantastic weekend and see you all on Monday!

Year 3- Autumn 1- Week 5

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 5:07pm

 

Wow! How is it October already? September truly did fly by! The children have worked incredibly hard and they should feel very proud of the fantastic progress they have made so far.

It has been yet another wonderful week in Year 3! From learning about number lines to 1000 in Maths, to creating some beautiful Rangoli designs in Art, we have been very busy!

This week in RE, we explored the story of ‘Jonah and the Whale’. We discovered that Jonah was called by God to be a prophet, but at first, he refused to accept God’s mission. After surviving a great storm and living in a whale for 3 days, Jonah’s life was spared and he accepted his prophetic mission to save the people of Nineveh. After sequencing the story, we discussed its underlying message, that the power of God's word can change the direction of one life as well as many. We can’t wait to learn about another prophet next week!

On Monday, we celebrated ‘European Day of Languages’. We explored the Spanish culture and then enjoyed learning some different greetings. We then had lots of fun learning about the different body parts in Spanish and sung one of our old favourites, ‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’.

In Theme, we continued our topic, ‘Investigating India’. After using our excellent map skills to locate India on a world map, we explored its climate and culture. We were amazed to find our that India has a population of 1.3 billion and it has 6 different climate zones!

In addition to practising daily mindfulness, this week we enjoyed a mindful walk in the glorious autumn sunshine. We decided that it is important to take some time out of our busy day to notice and appreciate the nature around us.

Next week’s spellings have been uploaded onto Google Classroom. By allowing your child to use Google Classroom, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy.

A reminder that Tempest Photography will be taking place in school next Friday and children should come appropriately prepared for their photo.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week!

Year 3- Autumn 1- Week 4

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 4:57pm

 

Another fantastic week in Year 3!

This week, we enjoyed another whole school Collective Worship via Zoom. We were treated to Mark from Holy Trinity Church, who led us through a story from St. Peter. To celebrate our monthly value of ‘Respect’, we wrote some beautiful acrostic poems to describe what ‘Respect’ encompasses and how we can be respectful towards others.

In Science, we became geologists and investigated the three different types of rocks. After learning about how rocks are formed, we studied different types of rocks and then examined them closely with a magnifying glass. We then discussed the different properties of rocks using scientific vocabulary.

In PSHE, we were inspired by the heartfelt book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers and listened to Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a wonderful world’. After discussing our favourite parts of the world, we decided to show our appreciation for our beautiful planet by writing our own song lyrics.

Next week’s spellings have been uploaded onto Google Classroom. By allowing your child to use Google Classroom, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy.

 

As always, have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week!

Year 3- Autumn 1- Week 3

Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 4:53pm

 

What a wonderful week it has been in Year 3! From representing numbers to 1000 in Maths to completing some Trolls inspired yoga.

 

In RE, we began our new topic, ‘What does it mean to be called by God?’ We discussed the important role of a Prophet and we recalled some of the famous prophets in the Bible. We then went back in time and heard the exciting news that God was looking to recruit his next prophet to spread his word and to help his people. In response to the news, we discussed all the characteristics that a prophet must have and wrote our own job applications.

In English, we continued our story, ‘Seal Surfer’ and discovered that the seal pup had been caught in a terrible storm and didn’t return to the bay the following morning. We put on our green thinking hats and discussed how the characters might feel about the missing seal. We then created a dialogue between the main characters using inverted commas and had lots of fun performing our dialogues to the class.

This week, we concluded our lessons on Trolls, by completing some Trolls inspired yoga in the sunshine! We enjoyed learning some new moves and finding our inner calm.

Next week’s spellings have been uploaded onto Google Classroom. By allowing your child to use Google Classroom, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy.

 

A guide to Google Classroom and a letter with answers to FAQ’s has been attached below.

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week!

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 2

Date: 10th Sep 2020 @ 10:11pm

 

It has been a fantastic second week back for Year 3! From completing our first swimming lesson to celebrating Roald Dahl, we have been very busy!

In English, we have been exploring the book ‘Seal Surfer’ by Michael Foreman. Using the front cover, we made some excellent predictions about the characters, setting and plot. We then wrote an alternative opening to the story using lots of prepositions. We can’t wait to see what adventures the seal and boy go on next week!

On Thursday, we enjoyed a whole school Collective Worship via Zoom. We were very lucky to be joined by Reverend Anne and St. Peter’s curate, Simon. Mrs Pringle reminded us of our monthly value of Dignity & Respect and we enjoyed watching a video that reminded us of the importance of self-love and believing in yourself. In class, we discussed the definition of respect and importance of being respectful of each other’s differences and beliefs.

This week, we continued our ‘Trolls: World Tour’ focus by creating some beautiful artwork. We had lots of fun designing our own Trolls and describing their personalities.

Our week concluded with a celebration of Roald Dahl and all the fantastic stories he has written. To celebrate, we have been reading the wonderful, ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’ in class. As well as this, we created our own dream jars and described what our dream career will be when we grow up.

Well done for all your hard work this week Year 3! See you all on Monday!

Next week’s spellings have been uploaded onto Google Classroom. By allowing your child to use Google Classroom, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy. This has been attached below if you have not yet read this.

The school nurse service is still available to parents if you should require any health advice for your child. Please find below contact details:


Peter Charlton

Community Staff Nurse
Formby 0-19 Team

T: 01704-395723

M: 07769-491162

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 1

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 4:25pm

What a fantastic start it has been to Year 3! After months apart, it was wonderful to see the children reunite with their class mates and to see so many beaming smiles!

It has been a very busy week fuelled by excitement to begin our new learning journeys. We were very excited to find out that our afternoons this week focussed on ‘Trolls World Tour’. We discovered that there are six types of Trolls that are all very different – Classical, Country, Pop, Funk, Rock and Techno. Despite their differences, Pop Troll ‘Poppy’ wants to be friends with Rock Troll ‘Barb’. This led us to put on our white and grey thinking hats and discuss, ‘Can you really be friends with someone if you are really different?’ After an excellent discussion, we decided that we can be friends with someone if they are different and that we should celebrate and respect people’s differences. We also listened to, appreciated and responded to different genres of music from the Troll Kingdom. We were amazed at the number and variety of instruments in a classical orchestra! We can’t wait to continue our Troll’s adventures next week!

 

From Monday 7th, children will be sent home a reading book in line with their reading day.

A reminder that children will need to come into school every Monday and Wednesday dressed in their PE kits.

Weekly spellings will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday. We use the flip-learning approach to spellings which means that the children have the choice to begin learning these spellings over the weekend. On Tuesday, we will have our weekly spelling session to learn these spellings in preparation for a quiz on Thursday. This will happen every week.

Logins for Google Classroom have now been sent home. Please ensure your child is confident with logging in and that they can navigate their way around the site. We will be using Google Classroom regularly in class as an online learning platform. The work set on Google Classroom is to be completed in class and not to be completed at home, at this time.

Well done for all your hard work this week Year 3!

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing the children next week!

Welcome to Year 3!

Date: 1st Sep 2020 @ 3:45pm

Miss Gray would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 3!

The Year 3 classroom is all ready and we are extremely excited to see all of your smiling faces tomorrow morning.

Miss Hutchinson will be joining us in Year 3.

 

School for Year 3 starts promptly each morning at 8.50 am where Miss Hutchinson will meet the children at the external entrance of the Y3 classroom (previously Y4 classroom).

 

The school day will end promptly at 2.50pm where the children will be collected by a parent/designated adult at the same entrance. Please remember to abide by the one way system which is in operation.


During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. PE lessons will resume next Monday the 7th of September.

On the two days allocated for your child’s PE lessons, your child is to come to school wearing their outdoor PE kit on both these days. If a child is unable to take part in a PE lesson, a note should be written from the parent/guardian to the child’s class teacher.

Children are encouraged to bring a snack each day to be eaten at break times. Please remember to provide your child with only a healthy snack – e.g. fruit, vegetables.

Bottles of water with a sports cap type lid are also encouraged so the children can drink as and when they need it throughout the day.

I know that there may be times when you need to drop me a quick note for example: pick up arrangements, share news and so with this in mind you can now contact me directly via this email address: Y3@tsp.sefton.school 

We hope this will enable each parent to be able to drop off and collect their child promptly so to support the social distancing measures and one way system we have in place.

Please kindly note, I will check this inbox each school morning at 8.30 am. If there is a matter of urgency, please contact the school office as normal. 

All emails will be monitored in line with our Parent Communication Policy

Please also let me know for our records, by the end of the week, if you would require an electronic device should your child need to isolate or in the case of a local lockdown.


I am looking forward to welcoming the children to Year 3 and to a fantastic year ahead!

See you tomorrow,

Miss Gray

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!

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