Homework, 23rd September

Throughout the year, we will be working hard to add value to our written work by thinking about our word choices.  If your writing contains interesting details, it will paint a beautiful picture in the mind of your reader!

Have a look at the activity here: wc 21st SeptemberYou can either hand-write the sentences and upload a photograph of your work to Seesaw, or you can use the typing skills we have been practicing in ICT by typing out the sentences on Seesaw in response to the activity.

Year 3 spellings, w/c 21st September

Please practice your spellings in preparation for the spelling test on 28th September.

Mrs Patterson’s group 

Mr

Mrs

half

again

shouldn’t

couldn’t

wouldn’t

whole

sure

children

Mrs Hemmings’ group

are

come

said

were

where

your

Year 3 spellings, w/c 14th September

Please practice your spellings in preparation for the spelling test on 21st September.

Mrs Patterson’s group

because

busy

could

only

people

should

there

where

who

would

Mrs Hemmings’ group

because

have

many

what

with

would

Welcome to Year 3!

Hello to all of our families, and welcome to Year 3!  We have really enjoyed our first week with the children, and it has been lovely to see how happy and confident they are upon their return to school.

Please have a look at this page and our Class Gallery regularly to find out what we have been up to in class.

Here is our curriculum overview, which provides a brief outline of our learning throughout the year: Year 3.  This letter provides further detail about our learning during the autumn term: Curriculum letter, Autumn 2020.

Please note, our PE days are Thursday and Friday. Children should come into school in their PE kit on these days.

We look forward to working with you this year.

Mrs Patterson & Mrs Sergeant

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Home learning wc 13th July

EnglishEnglish wc 13.07.20

MathsMaths wc 13th July 2020

Maths games

Year-3-Addition-and-Subtraction    Year 3 – Addition and Subtraction – Answers

Year-3-Multiplication-and-Division    Spring-Block-1-Year-3-Multiplication-and-Division-Answers

Year-3-Place-Value_End-of-Block-Assessment    Year-3-Place-Value-Answers

Year-3-Time    Year-3-Time-Answers

Number of the Week    Testbase

Topic – For your final topic activity of Year 3, I have a practical challenge for you to have a go at!

Read the information at the following website, which teaches you about the three different types of Roman housing – insulae, domus and villa: https://www.historyforkids.net/roman-houses.html. Which sort of home would you have liked and why?

I would then  like you to use Romans – Make a model Roman villa to build your own Roman villa. You don’t have to use the suggested materials, for instance you may decide to use Lego. I would like your building to show me what you have learned about the structure and layout of a Roman villa.

As always, we would love to see what you have created!

Home learning wc 6th July

Maths – Video links    Lesson 1 – The 4 and 8x tables (two activities)    Lesson 2 – Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit     Lesson 3 – Divide 2-digits by 1-digit     Lesson 4 – Scaling

Topic – This week’s topic activity will teach you more about the towns and cities of England which were built by the Romans – we can still visit most of them today! To complete this activity, you will need access to an atlas or Google Maps. Use the shape of the country to guide you and try to find as many as possible. Roman towns and cities    Roman towns and cities ANSWER SHEET.docx

If you would like an extra challenge, use the map from the activity above to identify the routes the Romans would have taken to get from one town/city to another. You will find the road names on the key. Have a go at as many as you can and then use the answer sheet to check. Roman roads    Roman roads ANSWER SHEET

Home learning wc 29th June

EnglishIn this unit of work, we will write lots of different creative responses to the new ‘lockdown’ situation. Some of us have been going into school and some of us have stayed at home. It’s been a pretty strange time but, in the end, everything will go back to how things were but, hopefully, we’ll all be a bit wiser. Put your pieces of writing together in your writing journal. We can’t wait to read your writing try your very best this week! Lockdown Creative Writing Unit

MathsMaths wc 29th June

MONDAY – Number of the Week

Tuesday – Nero’s sundial activities

WEDNESDAY- Intro. to Roman numerals

WEDNESDAY – Bingo game boards WEDNESDAY – Bingo game cards

THURSDAY – word problems THURSDAY – Roman shopping

FRIDAY Testbase FRIDAY Testbase mark scheme FRIDAY – mosaic

Topic – Read the information about Roman Shields and the significance of their designs. Use the following links for ideas and have a go at designing and making your own. Remember to upload photos of your shields to Seesaw!

https://www.redtedart.com/diy-roman-shield-ks2/

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ideas/kids/how-to-make-a-roman-shield with templates. DO NOT USE A KNIFE WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPERVISION. You may have something you can use instead, or just paint / colour a circle.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Roman-shield/ with templates

Home learning wc 22nd June

EnglishJourney to the Jungle

MathsTimes Tables Week wc22.06.20

Topic

This week’s topic lesson is an art activity! I have had a chat with Mrs Coulston and one of the things she would have covered during our Romans topic is mosaics. Mosaics are pictures that are made up of thousands of tiny pieces, and the Romans decorated their buildings with them. The richer the Roman, the grander the building and the more elaborate the mosaics would be.

Your challenge this week is to create your own mosaic. I have uploaded some further information with ideas (see below), but you can create whatever design you choose (you don’t need to create the grid from Step 1 on the BBC activity, though some of you may find this useful on a smaller scale). You could use paper/card; some of you may have tiny coloured pebbles in the garden that you could use; use your imagination and see what you come up with! I have also set a mosaic 2Do on Purple Mash as an extra activity or to help you plan your design.

Roman mosaics Make a marvellous mosaic

Science

Our new activity for this week is the scavenger hunt below. I would like you to find/name at least one example of each item. These may be from around your house and garden, the village, or just general examples you can think of or find. You can present this in any way you choose; examples are by cutting pictures out of old newspapers/magazines, internet research, writing a list, drawing or photographing what you find.

Scavenger Hunt: Can you name/find something –

– that travels over bumpy ground

– travels quickly

– travels slowly

– can move without an engine

– moves using a push force

– moves using a pull force

– changes shape using a push force

– changes shape using a pull force

Home learning wc 15th June

Maths and English Tasks
Good morning, we hope you are all well. We know that this time is extremely challenging and we miss teaching you at school; we also know that learning at home without your friends is hard at times too. This week we thought we would have more of a creative week with our Maths and English tasks.

Maths Task
We would like you to plan, design and create a maths game. This game can be based on any aspect of maths or a mixture of all. For example times tables, time, fractions, shape etc. Think about how your games are structures at home. What would you like yours to look like? Be as creative as you can.

English Task
Once you have designed and created your maths game, we would like you to write clear instructions on how to play the game. The instructions need to be clear because people will be playing that have never played before. For example; how many players to you need and what is the maximum? How do you score points? Can players loose points? What do players need to do to win? Are there bonus points?

Now to play your game with your family. We would love to see some pictures or videos.

Extension Task
To create an advert, advertising your new game. Think about how games are advertised on the television. How would you promote your new game? Would you have a catchy slogan to go with your advert?

Topic

This week in Topic, we will be learning more about the Roman soldiers who invaded Britain in AD43. Read Day in the life of a roman soldier, which describes a day in the life of Roman soldier Marcus. Use this information, as well as everything you have learned from your research so far this term, to complete the storyboard – Topic template. I would like your storyboard to show your understanding of a day in the life of a Roman soldier. If you don’t have a printer, or if you would like to present your work in a different way, please do so – you don’t have to use the template.

Science

#Lesson Presentation Faster and Slower teaches you all about friction. Friction is a type of force that prevents the movement of an object; a rough surface causes more friction than a smooth surface, which is why you find it easier to pedal your bike along a smooth pavement than over bumpy ground.

This week, I would like you to have a go at carrying out an investigation to find out more about friction if you are able to. Read the document first, and then use p.11 for reference as this contains the instructions to follow in order to set up and carry out your investigation. If you are able to find 5 different ‘surfaces’ this would be wonderful, but you can carry out the investigation with less. Good examples that you may have in your house would be tin foil, a towel/flannel, bubble wrap, cardboard (smooth like a cereal box and corrugated), sandpaper, spare carpet or lino. Please ask your parents for permission to use these items. You could use a hardback book as the ‘board’ and swap the materials in order to carry out your investigation.

This is a fun investigation that will teach you a lot about friction, so I hope you enjoy it! Investigating friction is a record sheet to record your findings and detail what you find out. As always, we would love to see some photographs. Have fun!

Home learning activities wc 8th June

Good morning Year 3! We hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend! We continue to be wowed by the work you are producing at home, and we are so proud of how hard you are trying – thank you, and well done!

Here are this week’s activities:

EnglishEnglish wc08.06.20 Non-chronological reports Plan – non-chronological report

MathsMaths activities wc 8th June Number of the Week – Monday Testbase – Friday As usual, all activities are on Seesaw or can be emailed to you.

Topic – Read and watch the information about the Romans here to build on your learning from last week. If you would like an extra challenge, have a go at Activity 2 at the bottom of the page – comic strip.

Science – Watch this clip to introduce yourself to the forces of push and pull. Complete the activity sheet to identify two pushes and two pulls from in and around your house. Pushes and Pulls Home Learning Task

Summer 2 – wc1.6.20

Welcome back Year 3! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful break from home learning in the sunshine! Here are this week’s activities –

EnglishEnglish wc 1.6.20 Grammar activity Newspaper planning template Newspaper ppt. Newspaper template

MathsMaths wc 01.06.20 Finding fractions of amounts Thursday – Equivalent fractions

Topic – This week, we are starting our new topic all about the Romans and the impact they had on the UK. We would like you to begin by carrying out your own research under at least four of the following headings. Challenge yourself to find as much information as you can, as you will need it to complete next week’s English activities:

The following websites will help you –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/ztqg4wx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/romans/10-facts-about-the-ancient-romans/

Home learning, wc18.05.20

MathsMaths wc18.05.20

Hello Year 3! This week in maths, you will be recapping partitioning and learning how to use partitioning to multiply using two different written methods. There will be lots of recording, and we would like to see some photographs of your working out so that we know how you are getting on.
Listen carefully to the lessons as they will teach you how to break the calculations down into manageable chunks. Remember, the beauty of these online lessons is that you can pause them and watch them again if you need to.
You are working so hard, Year 3 – we are very proud of you!

Science

To help you complete this week’s science activity, you will need to watch all three clips on this page. Clip number three will be particularly useful! I would then like you to complete Activity 2 towards the bottom of the page – Poorly Plants.

Start by talking to a grown up about why the plant on Mr Davis’ desk isn’t growing. Think about where it is and what he may have done or not done! Look at the ‘What you need to do’ box below the image – I would like you to complete bullet point 2, ‘Plan an investigation to find out the best way to revive the plant’. I have attached a planning sheet for support and to give you some ideas, though you can present your plan in a method of your choice – including talking it through with your parents and then writing about your ideas as a response to this activity on Seesaw.

If you would like to carry out your planned experiment at home, please check with your parents that you are allowed to experiment with one of their plants or growing seeds. There is no requirement to carry out this experiment – your plan will tell me a lot about what you have learned.

Tuesday 12th May

Morning Year 3!

This week in Topic, I would like you to find out more about our planet, Earth, and what causes an earthquake. Watch this clip and listen carefully to Sue Venir. You can also read her information beneath the clip, or have it read to you.

I would like you to create a leaflet all about earthquakes on Purple Mash, and I would like you to include information under the following headings:

To fill in the information beneath these headings, you can use what you learn from the clip, plus your learning from last week and any other knowledge you have. Please remember to write in complete sentences, containing capital letters and full stops, and try to write in your own words.

The earthquake leaflet is set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

Monday 11th May

English – Good morning children, many of you have not yet finished the last booklet, but some will throughout the week. I have attached a new booklet (T4W 11.05.20) for when you have finished. We hope you enjoy.

MathsMath wc11.05.20 Maths ext Monday Maths Tuesday All other activities are either practical or can be emailed by request.

RE – This week is Christian Aid Week, normally in school we would be basing our worship time on this. The theme for this year is Love never fails and Love unites us all. This week we would love for you to write a prayer that we can display on our journal based on this theme. We look forward to reading them.

Tuesday 5th May

Topic and ICT

Morning Year 3! Thank you for the lovely plant photographs I have received so far! I will be adding these to the photo album on our class page, so please make sure you have a look. As the weather is going to be warmer and brighter this week, there will be lots more opportunities to take your photographs so please take the time to do this to support your learning in Science.

This week I am combining the topic and ICT activities. I would like you to watch this clip up to 2:40 and find the answers to my questions below. A good way to do this would be to watch the video first (up to 2:40), and then watch it a second time but this time pause it each time you come to an answer to give yourself time to write it down. We have done a similar activity in school when we were learning about Skara Brae and you all did so well!

You will then be sending your answers to another member of our class in an email using 2Email on Purple Mash. We have used this quite a lot in school, but I have uploaded a separate video to Seesaw to remind you of what to do just in case you have forgotten. I would also like you to include an attachment of a picture of the Earth – the video also teaches you how to do this.

My questions are as follows:

1. Where do earthquakes occur?

2. How many continents have earthquakes been recorded on?

3. Which 3 regions do most earthquakes take place in?

4. Which one of the 3 regions above do 80% of all earthquakes take place in?

5. What causes an earthquake?

6. In which 4 ways do tectonic plates move?

7. What is used to record an earthquake?

These questions are written in order of where the answers appear on the video. Remember to pause to give yourself time to write things down.

VE Day

Here is today’s VE Day activity – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting. The link contains video and written instructions as well as a template, but you could also make your own bunting shapes if you don’t have a printer!

It would be lovely if you would choose one of this week’s suggested VE Day activities and send us some photographs so that we can produce a VE Day gallery on our class page.

Have a lovely day Year 3!

Monday 4th May

Good morning Year 3! Thank you to all the children who have uploaded
or emailed work to us, we have loved reading your work. Well done everyone! We hope to see more this week too.

Try to complete these things each day:-
Times tables Rockstars
One Read Theory
Read your favourite books
Use IDL Maths and Spelling if you have a login.
Some form of exercise.
To upload your work to Seesaw you can save as a PDF and upload or
take a photograph and upload onto the site. We cannot wait to see
what you have been doing.

English – The Truth About Trolls
The Truth about Trolls is based on Talk 4 Writing, which we have
been looking at in class. Many of the tasks that you will see in this
booklet we have done previously in class. This booklet will take you
into next week, have a go of as much as you can and read the text
very carefully. I look forward to reading what you will add into the
information text.

MathsMaths activities wc04.05.20

Each day, there is a lesson to watch first on BBC Bitesize. The links are on the maths document above. All activities have been uploaded to Seesaw.

VE Day

On Friday, we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. ‘VE’ stands for ‘Victory in Europe’, and it is the day 75 years ago when the war in Europe came to an end towards the end of World War 2. You can read more about VE Day on Newsround here.

You may have noticed the flags that have appeared on the main road by Grimsargh park. These have been designed and decorated by Mrs Coulston and the children who have been in school during the lockdown. Don’t they look fantastic?

This week, we will be suggesting some activities linked to VE Day which you may like to do at home to celebrate this day. Today’s activity is a practical project: we would like you to design and create a small-scale memorial to commemorate VE Day. You could construct this from junk modelling, Lego/Duplo, natural materials, spaghetti, cake – whatever resources you have available at home. I will post another suggested activity tomorrow.

Please try to complete one of the VE Day activities this week, it will be lovely to see what you all do to mark this special day.

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Year 3!

This week, I am combining your science and ICT activities and linking them both to our Plants topic. I would like you to watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-the-anatomy-of-the-flower/zjmhkmn, which teaches us about the organs (parts) inside a flower and why they are important.

For your science activity this week, I would like you to add to your plant from last week and include:

-the stamen (anther and filament)

-the carpel, sepals and receptacle

-the nectaries

For instance, one way you could add the stamens is to use one end of an ear bud painted yellow and poked into / stuck onto your plant.

If you haven’t had chance to make your plant yet, you can include these features in your creation. If you have already made your plant but you don’t feel you have space for these features, you could build/draw these parts of the plant separately. A few of you included these features in your plant last week, so you have already completed this activity.

Your linked ICT activity is to use the technology you have at home (e.g. camera, phone, tablet, i-pad) to photograph these parts of a flower around your garden or on your daily walk. Please take care not to damage the plant – I took my photograph after my tulip petals had started to fall off at the end of their season, which is why the stamens have dropped (the filament would usually support the anther in an upright position).

I hope you enjoy completing these activities. You may want to wait for a brighter day to take your photographs as the rain has finally arrived!

Have a lovely day! Mrs Patterson

Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 3! Thank you to all the children have uploaded or emailed work to us, we have loved reading your work. Well done everyone! We hope to see more this week too. Try to complete these things each day:-
Times tables Rockstars
One Read Theory
Read your favourite books
Use IDL Maths and Spelling if you have a login.
Some form of exercise.

To upload your work to Seesaw you can save as a PDF and upload or take a photograph and upload onto the site. We cannot wait to see what you have been doing!

English – Taking Flight
Please watch this video clip https://www.literacyshed.com/takingflight.html
After being dropped off with his ‘boring, old Grandpa’ one boy’s dismay is turned into a thrilling adventure through the power of a shared imagination, a ‘Radio-Flyer’ and a story telling Grandpa. When Dad returns will the fun be over?

Task one – Can you plot how Tony is feeling at key points in the story? Try not to repeat the words you use.
Task two – Think about Tony’s car journey to Grandpa Nono’s house and whilst Dad is talking to Grandpa, can you create an internal monologue (a conversation that is going on in his head) of how Tony is feeling?
Task three – To plan a retelling of the adventures from the 3rd person (remember not I). You could in your adventure story, change the characters’ names, modes of transport and the adventures they go on. If you are not feeling confident with your writing, you could retell the story from the 3rd
person. Please use the plan I have provided. Plan as we normally do in class when planning our writing.
Task four – To write your adventure story using your plan to support you.
Remember:
Capital letters and full stops.
Commas in a list, question marks, exclamation marks and inverted commas for speech.
WOW vocabulary.
Time openers.
Conjunctions eg meanwhile, after, just then, since, while etc.
Check your spelling carefully.
Task fiveGrammar activity.

Math activities

MondayNumber of the Week Y3. Use jottings, written and mental methods to answer each question based on the number 360. Write your answers on a piece of paper if you cannot print the sheet.

Tuesday – Raffle tickets (see link on Seesaw).

Wednesday – Partitioning 3-digit numbers (see link on Seesaw). Write the partitioning sentences out as you see in the green box examples. If you need visual support, draw the Base 10 as a square for Hundreds, a line for Tens and a spot for Ones.

Thursday – Watch the learning summary slideshow on BBC Bitesize (click for link). This builds on our learning in class last term: remember to look at the value of the Hundreds, Tens and Ones digits! If you have dice, have a go at the Dice Dilemma activity (you could borrow dice from a board game). You could also play Comparing Three-Digit Numbers with a parent or older sibling; you can play this game with normal dice if you don’t have a printer.

FridayY3_Arithmetic_Test_5.

Telling the time – ongoing – an ongoing activity.

Topic this week

It has been wonderful to see the 3D volcanoes that lots of you have made! Some of them even erupt! We are now thinking about the other half of our Volcanoes & Earthquakes topic – earthquakes – and we would like you to complete the Earthquakes – Research activity 1 to find out everything you can. You can either complete the sheet attached or answer the questions in your own way on a handwritten poster, leaflet, typed Word or PowerPoint document or using the Earthquakes leaflet template on Purple Mash (in your 2Dos). We can’t wait to find out what you discover!

Art

Have a look at Mrs Coulston’s Lockdown Artwork 2020 challenge! We would love to see your finished pieces of art, and we will be sure to share them with Mrs Coulston.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Towers & Mrs Patterson

Thursday 23rd April – Happy St. George’s Day!

St. George is the patron saint of England, and we celebrate his day on 23rd April every year. You can find out more about St. George here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17816642

Have a look at the St. George’s Day poem here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-st-georges-day (third video down). We would like you to have a go at writing a poem about somewhere in England that you have visited. Have a think about what you remember about the place first. Look back at photographs to remind you of any key landmarks. What did you like? What did you do? You could even write a poem about Grimsargh. Your poem doesn’t need to rhyme.

We can’t wait to read your poems!

Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers

Tuesday 21st April

In addition to the daily literacy and numeracy activities uploaded yesterday, here are this week’s science and ICT tasks:
This week’s Science: The parts of a plant

Following on from our work in class, please watch the following class clip from BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-parts-of-a-plant/zvdkpg8

I would then like you to ‘make’ a plant, ensuring that the main parts of the plant identified from the clip are included. You can choose how to do this, depending on what you have available at home. A few ideas are –

  • A 3D model, perhaps involving a straw, cotton thread, paper shapes, a yoghurt pot, recycled Easter egg boxes/foil
  • A raised image, using scrunched-up paper
  • Playdough
  • Papier-mâché
  • A painted/coloured picture

We will be building on this learning and adding to your creation during your time at home, so please upload photographs so that we can see how your creation changes as your knowledge increases.

Enjoy yourselves – I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

ICT – A branching database

Remind yourself of Our branching diagram to sort the creatures. I would like you to create a branch diagram to sort the people and animals in your house. Begin with everyone at the top, and then think about the ways in which you are different in order to sort yourselves so that each member of the family is eventually in their own group. Things to consider:

  • gender (male/female)
  • hair colour
  • eye colour
  • age e.g. younger than 10 / older than 10
  • number of legs
  • method of communication e.g. speak, bark, tweet

Draw your branch diagram out on paper. Make sure you use a ruler for your branches. You can either draw your family members or write their names.

Remember to upload your work to Seesaw so we can be wowed!

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Monday 20th April

We hope you had a wonderful Easter, Year 3! We have really enjoyed receiving photographs and updates on what you have been up to and we will soon be creating a gallery of your Easter adventures, so watch this space! We will now be posting your home learning at the beginning of each week, please have a go at as much as you can.

Try to complete these things each day:-

  • Times Tables Rock Stars
  • One ReadTheory quiz
  • Read your favourite books
  • Use IDL Maths and Spelling if you have a login
  • Some form of exercise.

To upload your work to Seesaw you can save as a PDF and upload or take a photograph and upload onto the site.  We cannot wait to see what you have been doing!

English – The Way Back Home

Please watch this video clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/thewaybackhome.html

A young boy builds himself a rocket and sends himself off to Space.  He lands on a faraway planet.  His spaceship breaks down, a friendly alien lands and he breaks down too.  The little boy parachutes to earth to get some tools to fix the ship.  He gets back by way of a huge ladder, fixes the machines and then they both fly off.

Task one – Can you write a diary entry from the boy, describing his adventure to the far away planet and everything that happened.

Think about your sentences and punctuation.  Can you WOW me with your vocabulary?

Task two – To write a dialogue (conversation) between the boy and the alien.

Remember to use inverted commas “ ” and the rules of speech.  Try not to use said think of all the other works you can use instead of said.

Eg “Hello,” muttered Mrs Towers.

“Oh hello, who are you?” replied the strange looking alien.

Task three – To write a detailed description of the alien or the far away planet.  Think about all the things you can describe. WOW me with your description and vocabulary.

Task four – Write the adventure story The Way Back Home. I will be looking for impressive time openers and conjunctions in your writing like the ones we have looked at in class.

Next, after, a while later, finally, soon, meanwhile, while, unfortunately etc.

Task five – Grammar activity – conjunctions.

Maths – Calculating perimeter Maths wc 20.4.20

Please see the activity sheet (click the link above). Mrs Patterson has also uploaded some clips to Seesaw, which explain how to calculate the perimeter of a shape.

Science, Topic and RE work will be uploaded on the day that we would usually enjoy this lesson in school, so please keep an eye on Seesaw.

 

We would love to see everything that you have been doing, please remember to upload your work or send us photographs of it!

Mrs Towers and Mrs Patterson

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Monday 6th April – Our Easter Extravaganza!
We know that this Easter is going to be a little different to other Easter holidays, but here are some ideas for you to complete with your family.  We would love to see photographs of you doing these things – upload them to Seesaw to show us!
  • Create a comic strip of the Easter story.
  • Decorate an Easter egg; all entries to be completed by Easter Monday and uploaded onto the Year 3 mum’s Facebook page and on Seesaw.
  • Create a 3D Easter scene of any part of the Easter story we have talked about in RE.
  • Design and create a new game for your family to play – remember to write clear instructions.
  • Go on a special family walk together.
  • Make tea for your family to enjoy.
  • Write a list of all the things you are thankful for at this time.
  • Use your list to write a prayer to share with your family on Easter Sunday.
  • Write a letter to your future self, explaining what is happening in the world right now and describe what you are doing.
  • Write a letter to a friend or family member you are not able to see.
  • Our mission statement at school is to ‘Let your light shine,’ how can you let your light shine at this time?
  • Make an Easter card.
  • Create a bug house in your garden.
  • Lead a Joe Wicks-style exercise session for your family to follow.
  • Take part in the Y3 vs. Y4 Battle of the Bands, running until Maundy Thursday.
  • Take leaf rubbings or press flowers.
  • Use 2Quiz on Purple Mash to design a quiz based on the Easter story.
  • Begin a family Jar of Wishes…each time you wish you could go somewhere or see someone, write it down and store it in your jar; when life is back to normal, make time to fulfill your wishes.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter! Stay safe Year 3!

Mrs Towers & Mrs Patterson

Monday 30th March
Hello Year 3! I hope you have had a lovely weekend!
Your home learning packs should still be keeping you busy this week, alongside the 2Dos and the topic challenges. You could also have a look at some of the websites below if you haven’t already.
Check 2Email on Purple Mash for your ReadTheory login. We would like you to use this website twice a week to continue to improve your reading and comprehension skills.
In school this term, we have been thinking about thankfulness. Last Thursday, many of you took to your doorsteps at 8pm to show your thanks for the NHS. We would like you to think about the things you are thankful for in your own life and home, and how you can show your thanks.
Tell me what you are thankful for by replying to my 2Simple email.
Stay safe,
Mrs Patterson
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Useful websites
Lots of resources are available to help us to learn at home. Here are some links you and your parents may find useful:
The Maths Factor, maths sessions by Carol Vorderman
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach – daily PE lesson 9am-9.30am
Bible Podlets by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education
David Walliams’ Elevenses, releasing a free audiobook at 11am every day
Oxford Owl reading, English and maths activities
Collins – free Big Cat e-books and supporting worksheets
BBC Bitesize – daily home learning content throughout April
ReadTheory – we are in the process of setting up your accounts; when you have your login details, this is an excellent tool to support reading comprehension and should be used on a regular basis.
We are continuing with our Rocker of the Week competition on Times Tables Rock Stars, and the winner/s will be announced on our Purple Mash blog every Monday afternoon. There is currently a Battle of the Bands running for Year 3, and these competitions will become a regular feature of our home learning.
Through Times Tables Rock Stars, you can also access Numbots (look at the bottom left of the page when you are signed in to TTRS, or use your TTRS login details if you follow the Numbots link above). This focuses on addition and subtraction, and you unlock challenges as you progress.
For those children who have an IDL login for maths and/or English, please use this on a regular basis – at least three times a week.
The work we sent home with you and the 2Dos on Purple Mash are designed to last until the Easter holidays. After Easter, we will be setting activities via the blog on Purple Mash which will also appear on this class blog page, so make sure you check regularly.
Keep us updated with how you are getting on at home, as we would love to know and see what you have been up to! This can be absolutely anything, not just the work we have set… you would usually come into the classroom and tell us about the things you have been doing at home, so e-mailing and blogging is just another way of doing that!
Mrs Patterson – v.patterson@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk
Mrs Towers – c.towers@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk
Keep trying hard and stay safe,
Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers
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Learning from home and keeping in touch
Keep an eye on Purple Mash – we will be updating the 2Dos regularly so that only the most up-to-date activities appear for you to have a go at at home. This week, there is Fractonio’s Pizzeria, which we spoke about in class, and a volcano news report. There is also the beginning of a story to read – The Sleeping Volcano – and a comprehension challenge to complete afterwards. The following chapters will be released over the coming days. We would like you to follow the story and answer the questions about each chapter. There will be a book review to complete at the end.
Keep practicing your times tables on Purple Mash and on Times Tables Rock Stars. We will continue to reveal the Rocker of the Week on our blog every Monday!!
We would love to know what you’re getting up to at home. Who has read the most books? Which plants have you spotted in your garden? Who has built a 3D volcano? What is your favourite board game? Ask your parents to send photos to our email addresses so we can be wowed!
Mrs Patterson: v.patterson@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk
Mrs Towers: c.towers@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk
Keep trying hard and take care,
Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers

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Home learning during school closure

All children in Year 3 have received a home learning pack containing a collection of maths and literacy activities to complete in the coming weeks, as we approach the Easter holidays. For science and topic, we would like children to undertake an ongoing project which they can photograph and share with the class online.

Each day, we expect every child to work through the maths and literacy activities provided. Every child should be reading every day, either their school book or a variety of books from home; their reading should be recorded in their reading diary as normal.

In topic, we have been working on volcanoes and earthquakes. We challenge Year 3 to make their own 3D model of a volcano, which will demonstrate what they have learned. Key features we would like their model to include are:

We would also like children to complete an information booklet about the impact that Mount Vesuvius had on Pompeii.

In science, we are learning about plants. We would like children to produce a poster, identifying and recording the plants around them, including those that they eat, and the different ways in which their seeds may have been dispersed.

Below is a list of useful websites which children can use:

Purple Mash – check the 2Dos and the blogging area regularly

Times Tables Rock Stars – particularly Garage to build up their speed and earn their Rock Status

IDL maths and spellings (for those children with logins)

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email if you have any queries, to send children’s work or just to touch base. We would love to see what the children have been up to at home! Our contact details are as follows:

Mrs Patterson: v.patterson@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs Towers: c.towers@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Thank you for your ongoing support at this time.

Take care,

Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers

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Welcome to Year 3.  Mrs Towers and Mrs Patterson will be sharing the teaching of Year 3.

Mrs Patterson will teach on Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Towers will teach on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  You will also see Mrs Towers in school on Mondays, where she will be doing various other things in her role as Deputy Headteacher.

Our surgery day is Thursday, where we can discuss any issues or concerns which arise, although we will try to be accommodating if you are unavailable on this day.

Timetable 2018-2019

Y3 Timetable Autumn 2018 RS-CT

Curriculum overview 2018-2019

Year-3-Curriculum-Overview-18-19