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Wednesday 8th July 2020

Please see this lovely letter that Mrs Borysiak has written to you all in Stunning Starfish.  We will miss Mrs Borysiak so much – she really has been a wonderful member of our class and supported us all in so many ways – and we do hope that she will be back to visit us when she can.

Friday 3rd July 2020

Good afternoon Stunning Starfish!  We hope you are all continuing to keep well and busy.  We’ve had some lovely emails this week from you – thank you.  We have continued to be amazed with how hard working and creative you have been over the last few months.  Please do keep in touch with what you get up to before the end of term and any exciting news over the summer.  Remember to use our class email stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

This week was the last week of suggested learning activities as we start to prepare for the transition to new classes.  Your transition information will be emailed out next week so please keep a look out for this.  A copy can also be found below.  In the meantime you might like to think about any information you would like to share with your Year 4 teachers.  This could be what you have been doing or any new hobbies you have started during the school closures, or any questions or worries you may have about Year 4.   From July 13th, this class page will be changing to the Stunning Starfish Year 3/4 class in readiness for September.

 

Some of you have asked about continuing with learning activities over the next few weeks.  You could use the links that have been sent before via email for reading and science.  BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy also have lots of resources that should be being updated until the end of term.  White Rose Maths Home Learning will still also be available for the next couple of weeks too.

 

We would recommend you continuing with regular reading for pleasure and times tables work.  We will update Times Tables Rockstars so that all times tables are accessible ready for Year 4.  Please do email us if you need reminding of your log in details.

 

We have loved teaching you all in Stunning Starfish and have really missed being able to spend a full school year together.  We are however so excited that we will be teaching many of you again and for those of you moving to new classes, we will look forward to seeing you around school and hearing your news. 

 

Remember to have fun, try your best and be kind. We can’t wait to see you all back in school in September. 

 

Mrs Z-B and Mrs Deegan

Transition sheet for September 2020

Friday 26th June 2020

Good afternoon Stunning Starfish!  It’s been lovely for us to be able to speak to so many of you this week, hearing how you are and letting you know your classes for next year.  Again, we also thank you for the emails we have received from you, and seeing all the wonderful work you have been doing.  Remember you can email stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk

In our key worker ‘bubble’ at school, we’ve continued to create work inspired by ‘Men at the Docks’, and have been especially interested in finding out about the Titanic.  We are excited about starting the last of our ‘Take One Picture’ projects though and we hope you enjoy it too.

Here are some more sweet peas from the garden – they smell amazing.  We grew them from seed so are happy to finally see them flower!  The more you pick them, the more they flower. We also have lots of these beautiful poppies that are popping up through the garden, and the first raspberries are starting to ripen too!

    

 

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to those of you who had a birthday this week and those who turn 8 this weekend!  We miss being able to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you, but hope that you enjoy your celebrations.

 

Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The focus for White Rose Maths Week 10 is a continuation of properties of shape and time.

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order:

Summer Term Week 10 Day One – Draw accurately

Summer Term Week 10 Day Two – Recognise and describe 2D shapes  

Summer Term Week 10 Day Three – Recognise and describe 3D shapes  

Summer Term Week 10 Day Four – Tell the time to 5 minutes  

Summer Term Week 10 Day Five – Maths Challenge coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the measure videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables.

 

** Update 2.7.20 White Rose Family Challenge.  The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  You could set yourself a challenge to complete the rest with your family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out.  The answers are available to check how you get on.**

 

All the videos are on the White Rose site and we have attached the relevant worksheets below. There are also additional resources on the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons site. 

You may also like to have a look at these:

BBC Bitesize 2D Shapes (Key Stage 2)

BBC Bitesize 2D and 3D Shapes (This is a link to Key Stage 1 resources but they are useful as a recap of prior learning).

BBC Bitesize Time

BBC Bitesize How to tell the time (Again, this is a link to Key Stage 1 resources, but they will help recap prior learning).

BBC Bitesize How to read a clock

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.

We have created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

Remember that in Year 3 your focus tables are 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

 

English and Topic ‘Take One Picture’

This is the last week of our ‘Take One Picture’ work.  For our final picture, we have chosen ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh.

 

Image from https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.  

 

This painting is on display in the National Gallery and painted in 1888. If you click on the picture it is linked to the National Gallery and you will be able to see the image in more detail, and download your own copy.

 

You can find out more about the artist, Vincent van Gogh, on this National Gallery link or visit Tate Kids

This painting is one of five versions of van Gogh’s Sunflower pieces on display around the world.  His sunflower pieces are really well known.  No other artist is associated with one flower more than van Gogh.

 

Suggested activities:

  • Notice that the picture shows different stages of the sunflower’s life cycle – young bud, mature flower and decaying flower.  Find out about the life cycle of a sunflower.  Create a fact file or poster.  You might like to watch this video showing a time lapse of the life cycle of a sunflower. 
  • Sunflowers are often seen as a symbol of friendship and are often described as a happy flower. Why do you think this might be?  Design a badge that has a sunflower on that you might give to a friend or to someone who needs cheering up.
  • Create your own sunflower artwork.  You could use any materials such as paint, collaging paper or natural materials.
  • Have you ever grown a sunflower?  How tall did it get?  Write a newspaper article about a record breaking giant sunflower.
  • Watch and listen to Eric Carle’s book, ‘The Tiny Seed’.  Write your own story or comic strip based on the journey/life cycle of a seed or write a review of the story.
  • Find out about the artist, Vincent Van Gogh.  You could write a short biography of him, or make a quiz about him.

 

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for a task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. If you have your own ideas for activities inspired by the painting, please have a go at these – let us know what ideas you come up with.

 

Spelling 

This term we will be focussing on the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list and the Year 3 and 4 spelling rules and patterns.  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ is a great resource for the spelling rules.  You do not need an account to access the Spelling Tiles and Spelling Practice/Test parts of the site. Make sure you select the Year 3 and 4 words!

For this week, please focus on Rules 13 to 16.  You do not need to print any resources unless you feel this would be helpful.  Remember to turn your sound on as some of the activities include listening to the words!

 

Reading

It’s the last couple of days of your 30 Day Reading Challenge for June.  How have you done with your challenge? 

For your reading task this week, interview a member of your household about the books they like to read.

Use this template or you could make up your own questions, or imagine you are going to interview your favourite author.  Who are they and why are they your favourite author?  Come up with 5 or more questions that you would ask them about their books and writing.

PSHE

For PSHE links to help during school closure, please see the school PSHE page.

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

 

PE

Visit the PE and Sports Premium page to find out more about PE at home.

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw a page of sunflowers (Mrs Z-B’s favourite flowers)
  • Fill your page with baking themed doodles
  • Draw a dream jar – add a label with its name
  • Fill your page with hearts

Friday 19th June 2020

Good afternoon Stunning Starfish.  Once again, thank you so much to all of you who have been in touch with us via email this week.  It’s so lovely to see your pictures of work or activities you have been doing with your families, and just to hear how you are.  If you would like to email us then please use this address:  stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk 

We have been working on the ‘Men at the Docks’ picture with our Key Worker group in school – we hope you have enjoyed completing some of the suggested activities too.  We will be moving to a new picture in a couple of weeks and we can’t wait to share it with you at the end of next week.

The lovely sunny weather we were having seems to have been replaced by dramatic storms.  The thunder and lightning has been quite amazing.  Emmett has decided that he doesn’t really like thunder though!  We have managed to dodge the showers and keep up with our walks.  We have been exploring more of the fields near our house and have been amazed by how many butterflies are in the long grass.  The first of our sweet peas have flowered – they smell amazing – and for the first time in two years, our sea holly is starting to flower too.  We can’t wait to see whether it turns blue or silver.

      

 

Week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The focus for White Rose Maths Week 9 is properties of shape, and in particular angles, horizontal and vertical lines, and parallel and perpendicular lines.

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order:

Summer Term Week 9 Day One – Right angles in shapes

Summer Term Week 9 Day Two – Compare angles  

Summer Term Week 9 Day Three – Horizontal and vertical  

Summer Term Week 9 Day Four – Parallel and perpendicular   

Summer Term Week 9 Day Five – Maths Challenge coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the measure videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables. 

 

All the videos are on the White Rose site and we have attached the relevant worksheets below. There are also additional resources on the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons site. 

 

** Update 25.6.20 White Rose Family Challenge.  The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  You could set yourself a challenge to complete the rest with your family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out.  The answers are available to check how you get on.**

You may also like to have a look at these:

NRICH Horizontal Vertical

BBC Bitesize - What is an angle?

BBC Bitesize What are parallel and perpendicular lines?

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.

We have created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

Remember that in Year 3 your focus tables are 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

 

English and Topic ‘Take One Picture’

Building on from last week, we are continuing to use the picture ‘Men of the Docks’ to inspire our work. Choose two or three tasks for this week rather than one each day or trying to do them all.  This will give you a chance to take your time over completing the tasks and do them really well.

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. If you have your own ideas for activities inspired by the painting, please have a go at these – let us know what ideas you come up with.

Suggested activities:

  • This picture was painted in 1912.  What famous building in Belper has this date on is?  Can you find out about any significant events in history that happened 1912?
  • Where do you think the boat is going?  What different journeys do people make?  Do people make the same journeys now as they did when this picture was made?  Present your answers in a booklet or poster form.
  • Look carefully at the buildings on the skyline.  Draw your own cityscape.  This could be set in the past (like the picture), today or a futuristic city.
  • What jobs do you think the people in the painting do?  What are they talking about?  Create a comic strip with their conversations.
  • The painting was painted in 1912, the same year that the Titanic sank.  Watch the BBC Bitesize clip ‘The Sinking of the Titanic – breaking news report’.  Watch and listen, then write your own report about what happened to this famous ship.  (You may want to research the Titanic to help you with your work.  You could use this PowerPoint as a starting place).  
  • Create a painting or detailed drawing of the Titanic.  You could watch these step-by-step instructions for ideas on how to start. 

 

Spelling 

This term we will be focussing on the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list and the Year 3 and 4 spelling rules and patterns.  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ is a great resource for the spelling rules.  You do not need an account to access the Spelling Tiles and Spelling Practice/Test parts of the site. Make sure you select the Year 3 and 4 words!

For this week, please focus on Rules 10 to 12.  You do not need to print any resources unless you feel this would be helpful.  Remember to turn your sound on as some of the activities include listening to the words!

 

Reading

Please continue with your 30 Day Reading Challenge for June.  Where is your favourite place to read?

For extra activities: The World Book Day site has lots of book related activities and resources.

 

PSHE

For PSHE links to help during school closure, please see the school PSHE page.

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

 

PE

Visit the PE and Sports Premium page to find out more about PE at home, including our virtual sports day!  Good luck!

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Fill your page with rockets flying in space
  • Draw a city skyline
  • Draw your favourite ice-cream – don’t forget the sprinkles!
  • Fill your page with mushrooms or toadstools

Friday 12th June 2020

Good afternoon Stunning Starfish. We hope you are all well, enjoying time with your families and keeping busy with your home learning activities.  I have been doing some online learning too! This week, I took part in a really interesting webinar all about music in schools. 

In the Key Worker Group at school, we have enjoyed completing work inspired by the picture “Butterflies, Moths and Insects with Sprays of Common Hawthorn and Forget-Me-Not”.  Here are some of the sweet peas and herbs that we picked in the school grounds, and some beautiful peonies and daisies from one of my walks with Emmett.

      

Don’t forget to keep sending us emails to let us know how you are and what you’ve been up to.  We really do love hearing from you.  stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Week beginning Monday 15th June 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths Week 8 is a repeat of Fractions work we have already covered.  They have provided alternative lessons for Week 8, and these are what we are including below.  The focus again is Measure and is mainly looking at length and perimeter. You may, of course, want to revisit the Fractions work too and the web address remains the same for these.

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order.  Click on the objective to watch the relevant video:

Summer Term Week 8 Day One – Add lengths    

Summer Term Week 8 Day Two – Subtract lengths    

Summer Term Week 8 Day Three – Measure perimeter    

Summer Term Week 8 Day Four – Calculate perimeter     

Summer Term Week 8 Day Five – Maths Challenge coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the measure videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables.

** Update 18.6.20 White Rose Family Challenge.  The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  You could set yourself a challenge to complete the rest with your family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out.  The answers are available to check how you get on.**

You may also like to have a look at these:

BBC Bitesize Measurements – What is perimeter?

Perim-Bots - an interactive game creating a robot by showing your knowledge of perimeters.

Year 3 Measurement Warm Up PowerPoint from Twinkl.

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.  We have created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

Remember that in Year 3 your focus tables are 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

 

English and Topic ‘Take One Picture’

Image from https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk 

This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.  

 

This painting is on display in the National Gallery. It is called “Men of the Docks” by George Bellows.  It was painted in 1912. If you click on the picture it is linked to the National Gallery and you will be able to see the image in more detail, and download your own copy.

 

You can find out more about the artist, George Bellows, on this National Gallery link

We will be using this picture to inspire our work over the next two weeks.  We are setting a range of tasks this week, and we will add to these next week.  Have a look at the starting task and then choose two or three other tasks for this week rather than one each day or trying to do them all.  This will give you a chance to take your time over completing the tasks and do them really well.

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

 

Starting task:

Look at the picture.  What can you see in the picture?  If you are able to, print out a copy of the picture and add labels.  Otherwise, just make a bullet point list of what you can see. 

Consider the senses - think about what you can see, hear, smell, feel and taste.  Ask questions about the picture – use the 5Ws to come up with questions.  Who?  When?  Where?  Why?  What?

 

Task 2:

Planning a story. Where might the boat be going?  Who could be travelling?  What might happen along the way?  Plan your ideas for a story.  You can use this story map template or create your own.

 

Task 3:

Story writing.  Use your story map from Task 2 to help you write your story about the boat and its voyage.  Choose how you publish this – you could hand write, type or make a mini book. Can you illustrate your story?

 

Task 4:

Oceans.  Where do you think the ship was travelling to or from?  Use this BBC Bitesize link to find out about the five different oceans.  Choose an ocean to create a fact post about, or if you prefer create a poster all about oceans and ocean currents. 

 

Task 5:

Colour mixing or boat art.  If you have paints at home, experiment with making different shades of blue by mixing different amounts of green and yellow.  Can you create a seascape with the colours? 

Or, using pencil crayons or collage scraps of paper from magazines, create a sea coloured background.  Add the silhouette of a boat using a different coloured or textured piece of paper.  (Boats cut out of newspaper can really stand out against a background made up of different plain blue colours.)

 

Spelling 

This term we will be focussing on the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list and the Year 3 and 4 spelling rules and patterns.  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ is a great resource for the spelling rules.  You do not need an account to access the Spelling Tiles and Spelling Practice/Test parts of the site. Make sure you select the Year 3 and 4 words!

For this week, please focus on Rules 7 to 9.  You do not need to print any resources unless you feel this would be helpful.  Remember to turn your sound on as some of the activities include listening to the words!

 

Reading

Please continue with your 30 Day Reading Challenge for June. What has been your favourite book to read so far?

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/ For fans of David Walliams’ books, there are lots of fun activities linked to his books.

 

PSHE

For PSHE links to help during school closure, please see the school PSHE page.

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

 

PE

Visit the School Sports Premium page to find out more about PE at home, including the current Mount Everest School Step Challenge.  Good luck!

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw a page of squares and fill each one with different colours or lines
  • Fill your page with butterflies
  • Design a pizza slice
  • Draw a border or frame around your page and fill it with your choice of picture

 

Extra Activities

Blue Peter have launched their Six Badges of Summer scheme. Click on the picture or on this link to find out more.  Do let us know if you apply for a badge.

Friday 5th June 2020

Good afternoon Stunning Starfish.  Once again, thank you so much for your emails – it’s always lovely to hear from you.  It has been a busy week at Long Row as we start to get ready for some year groups to return to school. 

On our days at home, despite the cold and wet weather, we have tried to keep moving outside with dog walks and bike rides.  Our gardens are very glad of the rain though and some more flowers are opening up.  Do you know what these plants are called?

   

 

We also made some cactus pals by painting stones and adding goggly eyes! 

 

We hope to see you all soon, but in the meantime keep sending us your emails, and let us know how you are and what you’ve been up to.

 

Week beginning Monday 8th June 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths is continuing to provide online resources but for Week 7 the work is a repeat of Fractions work we have already covered.  They have provided alternative lessons for Week 7, and these are what we are including below.  The focus is Measure and is mainly looking at lengths. You may, of course, want to revisit the Fractions work too and the web address remains the same for these.

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order.  Click on the objective to watch the relevant video:

Summer Term Week 7 Day One – Measure length   

Summer Term Week 7 Day Two – Equivalent lengths (m and cm)   

Summer Term Week 7 Day Three – Equivalent lengths (mm and cm)   

Summer Term Week 7 Day Four – Compare length    

Summer Term Week 7 Day Five – Maths Challenge coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the measure videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables.  

** Update 11.6.20 White Rose Friday Challenge.  This week, BBC Bitesize have partnered with Premier League Primary Stars to bring you some football themed activities, videos and quizzes!  For the Year 3 lesson, head here. ***

 

You may also like to have a look at these:

Measuring in centimetres

BBC Bitesize Measurements - Length and distance

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.

We have created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

If you have not used them already, try these fun times table games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables are 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button   

 

English and Topic ‘Take One Picture’ – TWO WEEK PROJECT Continued from 1st June 2020

Please continue to work through the suggested tasks from the week beginning Monday 1st June.

Remember that the tasks we have set were to be done over 2 weeks so there is not 1 activity per day. We hope that you have had the opportunity to take your time over completing different tasks and do them really well. As last week, it would be a good idea to do them in the correct order though as some activities may help you with others.

 

Spelling 

This term we will be focussing on the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list and the Year 3 and 4 spelling rules and patterns.  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ is a great resource for the spelling rules.  You do not need an account to access the Spelling Tiles and Spelling Practice/Test parts of the site. Make sure you select the Year 3 and 4 words!

For this week, please focus on Rules 4 to 6.  You do not need to print any resources unless you feel this would be helpful.  Remember to turn your sound on as some of the activities include listening to the words!

 

Reading

Please continue with your 30 Day Reading Challenge for June - see week beginning Monday 1st June for further details.  How many days have you read on so far?

For extra resources: Your parent/carer will need to set up a free account, but Oxford Owl currently has a free ebook library and you can select books according to your Book Band colour.

 

PSHE

For PSHE links to help during school closure, please see the school PSHE page.

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw something that makes you smile
  • Fill your page with planets
  • Write the alphabet in lots of different types of lettering
  • Fill your page with swirls and curls

Sunday 31st May 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish.  We hope that you have all had a good half-term week, enjoying the sunshine and time with your families.  Thank you again for the lovely emails that you have sent us – we really appreciate you taking the time to get in touch and letting us know how you are and what you have been up to.

We have continued to enjoy the garden – the boys have been riding their bikes and we have planted the last of our bean seeds for now! Yesterday we made sausage rolls and today we are going to make some biscuits. The bees are being very busy in the garden and we have a blackbird regularly visiting the garden, always with a worm or insect in its beak.  For the first time in a few weeks we have spotted one of the buzzards too, soaring high above the fields.

        

 

Last night, we were really excited to watch the Nasa-SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon launch safely.  One of my friends is one of the rocket engineers, who has been working on this for fifteen years!  The boys were excited to get a message from him letting us know all was looking good just before launch.

      

 

Mrs Deegan says:

Hi everyone.  I know that like us, over the last few weeks, you have probably been going out for walks in the countryside with your families or spending more time on the garden. I expect you have seen lots of plants and animals on your walks (I know I have seen loads of butterflies flying around) so we have chosen a painting for us to base our English and Topic learning on over the next 2 weeks that has lots of wildlife in it. We hope you enjoy it.

 

Week beginning Monday 1st June 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths is continuing to provide online resources but for Week 6 the work is a repeat of the Fractions work we did before Easter.  They have provided alternative lessons for Week 6, and these are what we are including below.  The focus is Addition and Subtraction and it is a recap of work we did in the Autumn term. You may, of course, want to revisit the Fractions work too and the web address remains the same for these.

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order.  Click on the objective to watch the relevant video:

Summer Term Week 6 Day One – Add two 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 

Summer Term Week 6 Day Two – Subtract a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number – no exchange 

Summer Term Week 6 Day Three – Subtract a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number - exchange   

Summer Term Week 6 Day Four – Estimate answers to calculations   

Summer Term Week 6 Day Five – Maths Challenge coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the addition and subtraction videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables.

** Update 4.6.20 White Rose Family Challenge.  The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  You could set yourself a challenge to complete the rest with your family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out.  The answers are available to check how you get on.**

You may also like to have a go at this:

Subtraction Grids

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.  We have also created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

 

If you have not used them already, try these fun times table games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button 

4 Times Table Board Game  

3 Times Table Board Game    

8 Times Table Board Game

 

English and Topic ‘Take One Picture’ – TWO WEEK PROJECT

Image from https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk 

This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.  

 

This famous painting is on display in the National Gallery. It is called “Butterflies, Moths and Insects with Sprays of Common Hawthorn and Forget-Me-Not” by Jan van Kessel the Elder. It was painted a very long time ago; in 1654!!!  It is part of a series called Two Painting of Insects and Small Flowers.  If you click on the picture it is linked to the National Gallery and you will be able to see the image in more detail, and download your own copy.

 

You can find out more about the artist, Jan van Kessel the Elder, on this National Gallery link

 

Van Kessel specialised in flower still life pictures and studies of insects. 

  • Walk around your garden or nearest open safe outdoor space.  What plants can you see?  Can you spot any insects? 
  • Draw or paint the insects and plants in the picture or the ones you spot outside.
  • Why do you think the blue flower is called ‘Forget-Me-Not’? When might you give someone this flower?

 

The tasks we have set are to be done over the next 2 weeks so there is not 1 activity per day. It will give you a chance to take your time over completing the tasks and do them really well. It would be a good idea to do them in the correct order though as some activities may help you with others.

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

 

Task 1

Have a really good look at the painting. Do you like it? What do you like about it?

What can you see in the painting? Can you name all the animals and plants that are in the picture? Have you seen any of them when you’ve been out and about?

How many adjectives can you use to describe the animals and plants? Think about the colours and shapes you can see. Make a list of good words or print out the picture and write some labels around it.

Extra challenge: Use a thesaurus to find some synonyms for words you have found. Here is a link to an online thesaurus which might help. 

 

Task 2

Mrs Deegan has seen so many butterflies flitting around her garden in the last few weeks so we thought we could focus on butterflies for this activity. Can you name any of the butterflies in the painting?

Watch this short video clip about Monarch butterflies

 While you are watching, think about how you would describe them:

  • What do they look like?
  • What are they doing?
  • What colours can you see?
  • How do they move?
  • What is their habitat like?
  • What do they look like when they are in a large group?
  • Do they remind you of anything else? 

Build a word bank of words about the butterflies. You may have to watch the video a few times. Jot down any ideas that come into your head!!

 

Task 3

Use the ideas and your word bank about the butterflies to have a go at writing a poem about butterflies.

You can be as creative as you like here but here are some ideas in case you get stuck:

  • Write an acrostic poem using this template 
  • Start each line with:

Butterflies___________________________

Butterflies__________________________

  • Write a poem in the shape of a butterfly 

         

 

Here is a link to a butterfly template or create your own.

Extra challenge: Write it out neatly and illustrate it.

 

Task 4

Can you name any of the other insects in the painting? We wonder if you’ve seen any of them in your gardens or outside space?

Read these short 60 second reads about Minibeasts and see if you can answer any of the questions that go with it. They are all very short and you can pick 1 or more to have a go at.

 Pick from:

  • Beautiful butterflies
  • Creepy crawlies in the garden
  • Ling the Ladybird
  • Make a Minibeast mansion
 

Task 5

Research 1 or several of the minibeasts that are in the painting and make some notes about them.

Think about their appearance, their habitat, their diet, how they grow.

Can you draw a labelled diagram to go with your notes?

These websites are good for finding information:

https://kids.kiddle.co/Insect

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/insects/15-facts-about-bugs/

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/insect-facts/

 

Task 6

Use your minibeast research to make a factfile about one of them. (You can do more if you wish!)

You could use a large piece of paper and write facts on that, create a PowerPoint or use these factfile templates to help organise your information. 

Extra Challenge:

You could have a go at making some top trumps cards for minibeasts using the information you have found out:

         

(You can find these cards here.)

Here is a template for blank Top Trumps cards.

 

Spelling 

This term we will be focussing on the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list and the Year 3 and 4 spelling rules and patterns.  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ is a great resource for the spelling rules.  You do not need an account to access the Spelling Tiles and Spelling Practice/Test parts of the site. Make sure you select the Year 3 and 4 words!

For this week, please focus on Rules 1 to 3.  You do not need to print any resources unless you feel this would be helpful.  Remember to turn your sound on as some of the activities include listening to the words!

 

30 Day Reading Challenge for June

We would like to set you a reading challenge for this month.  Can you read for 20 minutes a day every day for 30 days?  You can read alone, to a member of your household, to your pet, to a toy, out loud or in silence – the choice is yours!  You could read from a physical book, a magazine, Kindle or other screen-based text, game instructions etc.  We have created a record sheet for you so you can colour in a book for each day that you read, or if you would prefer you could design and make your own.  You may also want to keep a note of what you read too.

You may also like to have a look at Discovering Children’s Books at the British Library - a wonderful range of activities all based on books.  For those of you who enjoyed it when we made mini-books for World Book Day there are similar activities here.  Let us know if you try any of them.

 

PSHE

Activity Six:

Read the Life Cycle of a Plant poem.  Write you own, a song or a rhyme about change – it could be changes in humans, plants, weather, seasons, animals… 

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

https://www.longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk/music/  

 

New BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw something you couldn’t live without
  • Fill your page with birds
  • Draw your favourite animals
  • Fill your page with balloons

Sunday 24th May 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish

Firstly, thank you for all the lovely messages we have received this week.  It’s brilliant to hear from so many of you and we love seeing all the pictures of what you have been getting up to or work you have done.

The boys and I have been busy with school work, lots of running around in the garden and walks in the fields.  We spotted a fox in the field earlier in the week, had a squirrel visit the garden one morning and have also been watching the blue tits come and go from one of our birds boxes.   The wild winds have also brought down lots of branches in the garden – Emmett thinks this is brilliant and has been enjoying finding lots of sticks!!

We have been doing lots of cooking, including apple and blackberry crumble using the blackberries we picked from the field last autumn, and we baked fresh cobs for lunch one day.  They were delicious!  We’ve planted some more beans and were also pleased to see that our sunflowers have germinated, although they are definitely not doing as well as Mrs Deegan’s!  We will have to see who has the tallest plants over the next few weeks!

 

         

 

Mrs Deegan says:

Hi Stunning Starfish! 

I hope you’ve had another good week. We’ve had a lovely couple of days of nice weather so we’ve been busy outside in the garden, having barbeques and splashing around in the paddling pool. We even made a slip and slide which was great fun!!! 

My peppers and lettuce seeds have germinated and are starting to grow well.  The sunflower is getting taller every day.  How tall do you think it will get?  And my baking attempt this week – Eccles Cakes, which were extremely yummy.  I think I might have to bake some more!!!

 

      

 

Half Term Week beginning Monday 25th May 2020

Normally, we would be breaking up for our half term holiday so we have put together a few fun activities for you to have a go at if you fancy doing something different. We hope you enjoy them! Please send us some photos via email so we can see what you’ve been up to.

 

Space crossword – test your knowledge of space by completing this space-themed crossword.  

 

Pentonimoes art activity – an interesting art activity that you might find fun!  

 

Suduko Puzzle challenge - Mrs Deegan loves Suduko puzzles! Can you find where the missing numbers go? 

 

If you fancy being creative and like making things, have a go at making an origami butterfly.

 

Mindfulness colouring pack – sometimes it’s just nice to colour! 

 

Mazes – can you find the way to the middle of the mazes?

 

Dot-to-dot (to 100) – our children love dot-to-dots. These ones are a bit trickier ….. 

 

Perhaps you fancy making or baking something delicious. Try one of these lovely recipes for a tasty family treat.  

 

You may also want to continue logging on to Times Tables Rockstars.  Please email us if you have lost or forgotten your log in details. stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

https://www.longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk/music/  

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw something that makes you happy
  • Fill a page with feathers
  • Fill a page with stars – can you include shooting stars?
  • Create a page of shells

 

Additional Activities

Short Story Competition **DEADLINE TUESDAY 2nd JUNE **

Derby Book Festival is running a short story competition.  They are looking for stories of up to 50 words (excluding the title).  The theme for the story is ‘Home’ and the closing date is Tuesday 2nd June.  You can find out more information, including how to enter, on their website.  Do let us know if you enter.

 

 

Belper Arts Festival Competition **DEADLINE SUNDAY 31st MAY**

Belper Arts Festival is running an art completion with the theme of “At Home With…” and the closing date is Sunday 31st May. Please visit their website for more information and do let us know if you enter.  It would be lovely to see any work you create.

 

Sunday 17th May 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish.  We hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well.  Thank you for all the lovely emails that you have been sending in – they really do make our day.  Mrs Deegan and I have been busy planning your activities for this week and also next term!  It feels a bit odd that this is the last week of this term.  We really miss being with you all at school.

We did some artwork earlier in the week and enjoyed trying out some new watercolour pens.  Luckily the weather is continuing to be pleasant during the day, although the cold nights were a bit of a shock to the garden.  We have been continuing local walks, exploring different footpaths in the fields and yesterday we were lucky enough to see a kestrel.  Different flowers continue to wake up in the garden – do you know what this beautiful pink flower is called? 

 

      

 

Mrs Deegan says:

I hope you’ve had a good week at home and have managed to get out and about a little. A least the weather is still staying quite nice. I’ve been keeping busy with lots of sewing and I’ve read some really good books this week. We’ve still been taking Benji out for lots of walks and have managed to explore some more of the local footpaths near to our house which has been fun. Benji likes chasing birds and squirrels!!!!  Keep working hard and having lots of fun.  

 

Week beginning Monday 18th May 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

This week’s Maths is slightly different to previous weeks.  White Rose Maths is continuing to provide online resources but for Wee 5 the work is a repeat of the Fractions work we did before Easter.  They have provided alternative lessons for Week 5, and these are what we are including below.  The focus is Addition and Subtraction and it is a recap of work we did in the Autumn term. You may, of course, want to revisit the Fractions work too and the web address remains the same for these.

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order.  Click on the objective to watch the relevant video:

Summer Term Week 5 Day One – Add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers 

Summer Term Week 5 Day Two – Add 2 and 3 digit numbers 

Summer Term Week 5 Day Three – Subtract 2 digits from 3 digits 

Summer Term Week 5 Day Four – Add 3 digit numbers 

Summer Term Week 5 Day Five – Maths Challenge coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the addition and subtraction videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables.

 

** Update 22.5.20 White Rose Family Challenge.  The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  You could set yourself a challenge to complete the rest with your family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out.  The answers are available to check how you get on.**

You may also like to have a go at these Addition and Subtraction activities:

Addition Mosaic Colouring

Crossnumber Addition and Subtraction (Like a crossword but this numbers instead of letters).

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.

We have updated the Times Tables lists and they are now set again for the next few weeks.  We have also created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

You might like to try these fun times table games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button 

4 Times Table Board Game  

3 Times Table Board Game    

8 Times Table Board Game

Or to save printing, you could make up your own multiplication and division game.

 

English

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

For this week’s English we are going to have a look at a short film about a little robot.  The film (it’s only a few minutes long) is called ‘Origins’.  Watch it by clicking on the picture.

Monday

Watch the short film and then have a go at answering these questions.  Remember sometimes you have to infer what is happening:

  1. Where did the robot come from?
  2. Why is it alone in the woods?
  3. How can we tell he is lonely?
  4. What is the factory like inside?  How would you describe it?
  5. Why does he decide to go back to the woods?

You can answer these questions by talking about them with someone at home or you can write some answers down in your book.

 

Tuesday

Watch the short film again to remind yourself what happens.  Now draw 4 small pictures to show what happened in the story or draw 1 larger picture to summarise what happens in the story.

Extra challenge: Annotate your pictures with labels and captions.

Wednesday

Can you make up some questions to help you find out more about the robot and his story.

Remember to use the 5Ws to help you:

Who?  What?  Where?  Why?  When?

How many questions can you write?

Perhaps you could challenge someone in your house to watch the film and see if they can answer some of your questions – remember they may have to use their imagination to answer some of them.  Everyone’s answers may be different!

Thursday

Play the opening of the film again when the robot is wandering through the woods. Can you write a short description that describes him and his surroundings?

You could use some of these features in your writing:

Adjectives

Adverbs e.g. ly words

Fronted adverbials for where or when

Prepositions

Interesting vocabulary

 

Mrs Deegan had a go to show you an example:

 

Early one morning, a little robot was wandering slowly through a beautiful wood. All around him, birds were singing their morning song and tall trees towered above him. Leaves of red, orange and brown crunched underneath his metal feet. The lonely robot jumped quickly from leaf to leaf, pausing to glance up into the canopy of trees above him. High up in the sky, a plume of black smoke drifted across the tops of the trees.

Can you do better than her?

Friday

Write a diary entry for the robot based on the things that happened in the film.

Can you remember any of the features of a diary that you have used before?

Have a go and enjoy writing!  Here is a diary starter that might help you get going:

Dear Diary,

Today I went on an exciting adventure.  It all began as……

 

Spelling 

Here’s a link to some good spelling activities on BBC Bitesize. Perhaps try the quiz…how many can you get right? 

You may also like this Spelling Patterns Mosaic Pack.

 

Reading Tasks

Week 5 Texts (beginning 18th May):

Year 3/4 Reading Objective – Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence. 

We will be continuing with Inference this week.  Remember that when things aren’t explained literally in the text, you need to use clues to reach conclusions/answer questions.  You can always refer to last week’s PowerPoint for ideas.  

 

The Wind in the Willows

Inference Challenge Cards

 

Life Skills Bingo

Instead of Topic activities this week, we would like you to continue to see how many of these skills you can try or improve if you already know how! How many did you tick off last week?  Remember, that you could also add some other skills of your own.

Science

Take a look at the interesting websites that were included on the recent Science update letter. 

PSHE

Activity Five:

Create an A-Z list of changes.

For Example:

A = adult

B = baby

C = crawling

 

 

This week, 18th – 24th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week.  The theme is kindness.  You may like to think about:

  • What kindness means to you.  How does it make you feel?
  • How you are and can be kind to others.  What have you done today to be kind to someone?
  • How you can be kind to yourself.  This is very important, especially at this time.

There are lots of different resources available on the internet and we have included a few links and ideas below if you would like any starters.

Visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/faqs for information and a really useful resource pack that you can download.

Mindfulness Colouring Pack

Kind Words Colouring Page

40 Acts of Kindness at Home

I am amazing

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

https://www.longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk/music/  

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Fill your page with starfish
  • Draw a page of books on shelves
  • Create an ocean scene on your page
  • Fill your page with sunshine

 

Additional Activities:

Remember that Derby Book Festival is running its short story competition:

Short Story Competition

Derby Book Festival is running a short story competition.  They are looking for stories of up to 50 words (excluding the title).  The theme for the story is ‘Home’ and the closing date is Tuesday 2nd June.  You can find out more information, including how to enter, on their website.  Do let us know if you enter.

 

 

Belper Arts Festival Competition

Belper Arts Festival is running an art completion with the theme of “At Home With…” and the closing date is Sunday 31st May. Please visit their website for more information and do let us know if you enter.  It would be lovely to see any work you create.

 

 

Sunday 10th May 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish!  We hope you are all well and getting up to lots of exciting and interesting things at home.  Luckily, the weather has still been nice (although it is a bit damp this morning) so we have been able to carry on going outside in the garden, and going on local walks.  Mrs Deegan has been keeping herself busy with more sewing and has finally finished a piece of sewing that she started in September!  Hooray! 

Did any of you have any VE Day celebrations in your gardens?  We have loved spotting all the cheerful bunting and flags when we have been on walks.  We also had a go at making watermelon pizza – it tasted delicious.  We have sown some sunflower seeds and also planted out a few new plants that were ready to go in the ground. Emmett likes gardening (digging!) too.  Mrs Deegan’s dog, Benji, has also been ‘helping’ in their garden!

        

Don’t forget to let us know what you have been doing and send some of your work to us to look at on email.  stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk  We have had some lovely emails this week – they have made us smile and we are so proud of you.  We can’t wait to share some of the videos that you have sent us when we get back to school. 

 

Week beginning Monday 11th May 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths - Year 3 will work on Multiplication and Division this week.  Each lesson still comes with a short video that shows simply and clearly how you can help your child to complete the activity successfully but the activity sheets are no longer freely available on the White Rose site. As a school we have a subscription, so we are able to provide the relevant sheets, and have attached the activity sheet and answers for each day below.  For the video part please continue to use this link:    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order:

Summer Term Week 4 Day One – Multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8  

Summer Term Week 4 Day Two – Multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit 

Summer Term Week 4 Day Three – Divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number

Summer Term Week 4 Day Four – Multiplication and division problem solving / Scaling

Summer Term Week 4 Day Five – Coming soon! Or if you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the multiplication and division videos for the objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables.   ** Update 15.5.20 White Rose Family Challenge.  The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  You could set yourself a challenge to complete the rest with your family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out.  The answers are available to check how you get on.**

 

 

You may also like to have a go at this 4 and 8 Times Tables Activity or 4 and 8 Times Table Search 

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.

We have updated the Times Tables lists and they are now set again for the next few weeks.  We have also created Sessions for SoundCheck and Garage, with the aim of completing three of each over the week. We look forward to seeing your scores – good luck! 

You might like to try these fun times table games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button 

4 Times Table Board Game  

3 Times Table Board Game    

8 Times Table Board Game

Or to save printing, you could make up your own multiplication and division game.

 

English

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

This week we are going to use a picture to inspire us with some work. We think you’ll like it! It’s called “Number 28” and is from https://www.pobble365.com/number-28

Monday

Today we want you to look carefully at the picture and think about what you can see, what you might hear, what you might smell and how you might feel.

You can jot ideas down around the picture if you print it off or you can use this template to help you.

Tuesday

Look at the picture again – how many questions can you write that would help you find out more about what is happening?

Remember to use the 5Ws to help you start a question:

Who

What

Where

Why

When

 

Wednesday

Today, we are giving you a sentence challenge.

Can you write some sentences about the robot using apostrophes?

 

Remember apostrophes can be used for contraction (where 2 words are shortened into 1 e.g. do not = don’t)

Here is a link to a PowerPoint that will remind you.

 

Apostrophes can be used to show possession (where something belongs to someone or something) e.g. The robot’s feet were huge.

This link will help you remember how to use them correctly.

 

Can you write some sentences using apostrophes for contraction

And some sentences using an apostrophe for possession?

 

Thursday

Can you improve this boring sentence?

He was really big.  People were scared.  His big body walked down the street.

 

Can you use these features to make it better?

  • Conjunctions (and, but, so, however, although, because ,since)
  • Fronted adverbials for where or when e.g. Early in the morning, the robot came to town.

Walking down the street, the robot smashed everything in its path.

  • Adverbs – ly words e.g. quickly, the robot looked around.
  • Prepositions – in front, behind, above, below, between
  • Adjectives (describing words)
  • Better vocabulary

 

Friday

Have a go at writing a story about the robot. We have given you a story starter to get you going.  What will happen next? We can’t wait to read them!!

 

Thump…Thump…Thump…His footsteps thundered down the road, causing passers-by to stare in amazement, dogs to howl in back yards and alarmed old ladies to peer out of their bedroom windows wearing petrified looks on their faces.

 

His legs were as long as oak trees, his torso was as wide as a house and his fists were as heavy as tractors: this metallic monster meant business.

 

“Number 28 checking in. Over.” He spoke into the radio set, built in to his helmet.

His instructions crackled back through the earpiece. He knew what he had to do…

 

Spelling 

Here’s the link to a good spelling game that we shared last week that will help you practise the Year 3/4 spellings using Look, Cover, Write, Check or try some of the spelling games on Topmarks.

 

Reading Tasks

Week 4 Texts (beginning 11th May):

Year 3/4 Reading Objective – Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence. 

The answers will not necessarily be written in the text – you need to use clues to reach a logical conclusion.  This PowerPoint explains inference, gives examples of questions and how you might answer them.  It would be a good starting point for this week. 

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Inference Reading Cards – pictures and phrases (Some of these may also be on the PowerPoint above)

 

Life Skills Bingo

Instead of Topic activities this week, we would like you to see how many of these skills you can try or improve if you already know how!  How many can you tick off over the next two weeks?  You could also add some other skills of your own.

Science

Have a look at the interesting websites that were included on the recent Science update letter. 

PSHE

Activity Four:

Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for a few weeks or a tree can live for hundreds of years? There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is living. In between is a life time.

Choose a plant, animal or a person and think of all the wonderful things that plant, animal or person may experience or see in their lifetime.  The children may need to do some research.  It could be presented as a rap, poem, story, art work or poster.  Share and celebrate!

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

https://www.longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk/music/  

 

New BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Fill your page with rainbows –try different sizes
  • Create the night sky on your page
  • Draw a page of bunting – did you have any up for VE Day?
  • Draw a page of clocks

 

Additional Activities:

Remember that Derby Book Festival is running its short story competition:

Short Story Competition

https://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/flash-fiction

Derby Book Festival is running a short story competition.  They are looking for stories of up to 50 words (excluding the title).  The theme for the story is ‘Home’ and the closing date is Tuesday 2nd June.  You can find out more information, including how to enter, on their website.  Again, do let us know if you enter.

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Good afternoon Stunning Starfish!  We hope you are all staying well and managing to keep busy. All the Long Row staff have had great fun this week putting together the video for you, and Mrs North did a great job of editing it all. We hope you liked it!!  There’s a link below if you’ve not already seen it.

Don’t forget, we now have class emails set up so you can stay in touch with us. You can tell us all your news and send us some photos of what you have been up to or some of the work you have been doing and we can send you a message back.  Stunningstarfish@longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk

We’ve already had some lovely messages – Jacob G-G did a wonderful video of a play he had created about “Escape from Pompeii.” Keep all the great work coming!

We know that quite a few of you have birthdays in early May – we hope that you all have enjoyable days, even if the celebrations are a bit different to normal.  We’ll have to sing a HUGE Happy Birthday to you all when we are back in school!

 

Here’s a photograph of the beautiful blossom on one of the trees in the school car park.  Do any of you know what kind of tree it is?  We were really excited to find a robin’s nest in the Forest School area this week too.  Mrs Z-B has also discovered a new nest in one of her bird boxes – we’re not sure what bird it is yet so will be watching it carefully!  This bee has, along with many others, been busy flying around in the garden.  Do you know what this flower is called?

 

          

 

 

Week beginning Monday 4th May 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths are continuing with their maths lessons this term, and Year 3 will work on Money and Times Tables this week.  Each lesson comes with a short video that shows simply and clearly how you can help your child to complete the activity successfully.  We have attached the activity sheet link for each day and the answers are available for each day too.  For the video part please use this link:    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order:

Summer Term Week 3 Day One – Convert pounds and pence worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 3 Day Two – Add money worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 3 Day Three – Subtract money worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 3 Day Four – The 3 times table worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 3 Day Five – Coming soon! OR, enjoy a day off for VE Day Bank Holiday!  **Update 8.5.20 - see the White Rose Home Learning page for Recipes with Maths activities.**

You may also like to have a look at these Twinkl Money Challenge Cards or try some of the Money games on Top Marks.

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries, or you can email us and we can send them to you.

We have updated the Times Tables lists and they are now set for the next few weeks.  Try and complete at least 5 minutes each day – use Soundcheck, Garage or both!  

You might like to try these fun times tables games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button 

3, 4 and 8 Times Tables Loop Cards or to save printing, you could make your own.

 

English

This week we are going to continue with the Newspaper reports you started last week about The Iron Man visiting Belper. 

 

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

 

Monday

You have already planned some of the key events that happened when the Iron Man visited Belper and you drew them on a storyboard.

Choose the first 2 of these events and have a go at writing about them in more detail using a reporter’s style.

Remember:

  • Use the past tense
  • Use the third person e.g. He/ she not I
  • Include lots of detail about what happened
  • Use interesting vocabulary
  • Use fronted adverbials to say where and when something happened
  • You could include one of the quotes you came up with last week

 

Tuesday

Continue to write about what happened when the Iron Man visited Belper.

Use your storyboard from last week to write about the other main events in detail.

Remember to look at the checklist from Monday to help you.

 

Wednesday

Today we want you to become a Newspaper editor.

Editors have an important job - they read what someone has written and try to make improvements to what has been written.

Read through what you have already written – can you improve what you have written?

Use this checklist to help:

  • Can you improve any spelling?
  • Is your punctuation correct?
  • Can you use better vocabulary e.g. “He strode through the town,” rather than “He walked through the town.”
  • Can you add any more details?
  • Have you included a quote from a witness?

You can re-write your sentences or you can use a coloured pen to change words etc., like we do at school.

Here is a link to an on line dictionary which you could use to help improve the vocabulary you use.  Type in the word you want to improve and look for the suggested similar words.

 

Thursday

Write your final newspaper report out in your best writing – you’ve already done the hard work!! You’ve already come up with a headline, an introduction and detailed sentences about the event including quotes.

You can use this newspaper template to help set out your article correctly if you wish or you can do your own.  

Can you add some extra bits – pictures and captions, a name for your newspaper, the price of it etc.…

Send us an email with your completed newspaper reports. We can’t wait to read them!!!

 

Friday

You can have a rest today – it’s the VE Day Bank Holiday!!!!

 

Spelling 

Here’s a link to a good spelling game that will help you practise the Year 3/4 spellings using Look, Cover, Write, Check

or try this fun puzzle pack to challenge your knowledge of the words on the Y3/4 List.

 

Reading Tasks and VE Day Themed Activities

Week 3 Texts (beginning 4th May):

This week sees the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  This year, as part of celebrations, the normal Bank Holiday we have on the first Monday in May has been moved to Friday 8th May.

 

VE Day (8th May) Comprehension  

 

You can find out more about VE Day at the Bletchley Park and British Legion websites.  Bletchley Park has a great activity pack that you might like to do with your families, and the British Legion has links to the national Singalong which will be broadcast on the BBC as part of VE Day.      

 

You may also like to complete a VE Day wordsearch and themed colouring pages:

VE Day Wordsearch

Colouring Activities Pack including May Day and VE Day.

VE Day Colouring

May Day Colouring

 

Topic (Science Focus)

Continued from last week, the challenge was to try to complete 2 activities (or more!) from the selection below:

Activity One:

Go on a magnetic treasure hunt in your house. How many magnetic objects can you find? What materials are they made from?

Or (if you don’t have a magnet)

Go on a metal treasure hunt. Find out what is metal and what isn’t in your house! Make a list of metal and non-metal items and objects.

 

Activity Two:

Research some of the tasks carried out by robots.

What tasks do you think robots could do in the future?

What jobs would you like a robot to do in your house?

Ask your parents – they’re sure to have some ideas!

*Extra - You could then design your own robot. You could then make it using junk model material (boxes, yogurt pots, plastic bottles….)

 

Activity Three:

Investigate the best surfaces at home for toy cars to travel on: carpet or a tiled floor?

Measure the distance travelled on each type of surface and rank each one in order of effectiveness.

Make a table or bar chart to show your results.

Which force is acting to slow down and stop the cars from moving?

 

Activity Four:

Design your perfect playground. What (real or imaginary) equipment would you include? Think about the different forces in action on your playground.

For some ideas, visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvj8q6f

 

Activity Five:

Find out about different metals and make a poster or a fact file about them.

What are different metals used for?

Which ones are magnetic?

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/materials/metals/

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/metals.html

 

Activity Six:

Imagine… you wake up, and all the metal in the world has vanished!

Write a story about your day.

How is everyday life different without metal?

 

Additional Tasks

Extra: If you want to – make a presentation (PowerPoint, prezi is free to make basic presentations) or poster about what you have learnt about forces and magnets.

 

Week Three

Choose and find out all you can about a musical instrument made from metal.  It could be an orchestral instrument or something more unusual.  Create fact poster, or make a presentation.  Can you include photos and sound clips?

 

PSHE

Activity Three:

Watch "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs.  What changes happen in the story? Think about:

- The weather

- The boy

- The snowman

 

Pick a way to present the changes (or think of your own way…)

- write a letter

- make a poster

- make a timeline of changes.

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

https://www.longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk/music/  

 

New BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Design a new stamp
  • Fill your page with pictures of fruit
  • Draw a page of pot plants
  • Draw a page of clouds
  • Draw a pattern you can see in your house, e.g. curtain material, duvet cover, carpet

 

Additional Activities:

Make a Mug Make a Difference design competition

https://www.royalcrownderby.co.uk/makeadifference-enter

Royal Crown Derby is asking for mug designs to celebrate the NHS. The deadline is Thursday 7th May and all the details can be found on the Royal Crown Derby website.  You will need to download the Under 12s Activity Pack.  This will explain the states of the design process and provides templates to use.  Do let us know if you enter.

 

Short Story Competition

https://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/flash-fiction

Derby Book Festival is running a short story competition.  They are looking for stories of up to 50 words (excluding the title).  The theme for the story is ‘Home’ and the closing date is Tuesday 2nd June.  You can find out more information, including how to enter, on their website.  Again, do let us know if you enter.

Long Row Lock Down Video

Mrs North has been busy editing a video for you all to watch! We hope you enjoy it.

Monday 20th April Twinkl Resources Update

Many of you have been taking advantage of Twinkl’s month of free access to their online resources and learning platforms using the access codes UKTWINKLHELPS or CVDTWINKLHELPS that we provided to you when schools first closed.  Today, they have announced that this will be extended for at least another month.  Please visit their blog page if you would like to find out more details about this.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/twinkl-extends-free-access-during-school-closures

If you have not yet set up your free access, please now use the code USATWINKLHELPS and you will be given free access immediately.  If you have already been using the site but have found that your access is no longer available, please use this new code.  The Twinkl blog post has more information about this if you have any queries.

Sunday 26th April 2020

What another lovely sunny week we’ve had!  We have been busy with school work but also enjoying time in the garden and going on local walks.  We have also been doing some making, playing games as a family and watching some films – we’re enjoying having time to spend together.   Here’s Emmett watching the cows!

I am missing you very much, and can’t wait to be back at school with you all.  Remember that you are all SUPER Stunning Starfish!  Sending elbow-bumps to you all.

Mrs Z-B

 

Mrs Deegan says:

Hi Stunning Starfish!

I hope you are all well and have been doing lots of lovely things with your families at home as well as completing some of the activities we have given you to do. I miss you all a lot!!! I have been busy baking and made a delicious Italian bread called focaccia. It was really yummy!!!!! I have also made a quilt because I love sewing. I’ve got some more fabric to start another one in the next few days. I’ve been really enjoying the lovely sunshine this week and have spent quite a lot of time reading in my garden and exploring some the public footpaths in the countryside near my house with my children and Benji. I think he is enjoying all the long walks!

 

 

Week beginning Monday 27th April 2020

As before, these activities are just suggested learning activities.  We appreciate that for many of you it is tricky to both work from home and support learning.  Do what you can feel you can, whilst avoiding excessive worries for you and your children. Being calm, staying safe and laughter are so important.

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths are continuing with their maths lessons this term, and Year 3 will continue with their Fractions work this week before moving on to some problem solving tasks.  Each lesson comes with a short video that shows simply and clearly how you can help your child to complete the activity successfully.  We have attached the activity sheet link for each day and the answers are available for each day too.  For the video part please use this link:    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order:

Summer Term Week 2 Day One – Add Fractions worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 2 Day Two – Subtract Fractions worksheet Answers  (Note, the website currently says that this lesson is Problem Solving, but the content is for Subtracting Fractions).

Summer Term Week 2 Day Three – Problem Solving worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 2 Day Four – Problem Solving worksheet Answers

Summer Term Week 2 Day Five – Coming Soon! **UPDATE 30.4.20 White Rose has now updated their webpage with a Family Maths Challenge.  Questions 1 - 4 are the most suitable for Year 3, but you may want to work on the rest as a family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out!   If you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the Fractions videos for objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables. **

 

You may also like to continue using the Twinkl Year 3 Fractions Learn from Home pack or try some of the Fractions games on Top Marks.

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ 

Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries.

We have updated the Times Tables lists and they are now set for the next few weeks.  Try and complete at least 5 minutes each day - use Soundcheck, Garage or both!  

You might like to try these fun times tables games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button 

Mathopoly 3, 4 and 8 Times Tables Game 

 

English

Here are some activities to have a go at this week based on “The Iron Man.”  We are going to imagine that The Iron Man has come to Belper, and start to think about writing a newspaper article to report what happened when he visited. 

 

Remember these are suggested activities. If you would rather just write a few sentences for each task, or talk through ideas and ask an adult to write them down to start you off, then that is fine. 

 

Monday

Before we can write our own, we need to have a look at some other examples of newspaper reports to understand how they are written.

Look at this example of a newspaper report.  Read it carefully and make sure you understand it.  If you can, talk it through with an adult at home.

Example of a Recount Newspaper Report

Let’s have a look at some features of a newspaper report by playing a dice game.

Here is a list of some features that are found in newspaper reports:

  1. Headline
  2. Pictures with captions
  3. Facts about the main events
  4. Quotes
  5. Introduction
  6. Past tense

Roll a dice – here is a link to a virtual dice if you haven’t got one at home  – and try to find an example of the features that you roll. For example, if you roll a 4, find an example of a quote in the text. Record it in a table or use this one that we have prepared for you:

Features of a newspaper report

Tuesday

Today we are going to imagine that the Iron Man has been spotted in Belper.

Can you think of a good Headline for a newspaper article? It needs to be short and catchy and sometimes use alliteration e.g. Giant Iron Man Spotted in Belper

We bet you can come up with some better ones than mine!!!!

Can you write it in big, bold lettering?

You could play this fun game to help you think about Headlines.

Now let’s think about an introduction: In a newspaper report, these use the 5Ws e.g. Who? What? Where? When?  Why?

 

E.g. A giant Iron Man was seen creating chaos in a small Derbyshire town yesterday evening. No-one knows where he has come from.

Have a go a writing your own short introduction – it only needs to be short as it is only a sentence or two. We can add the details later on in the newspaper report.

 

Wednesday

Today we want you to think in a bit more detail about what The Iron Man might do if he came to Belper. What chaos would he cause? Remember, he is very big and likes to eat metal!!!

Try to think of 3 or 4 things he might do or places he may go to in Belper and draw them in order on a storyboard. Use your imagination …..I know you are all very creative!!!!  Does he eat all the cars? Does he visit Long Row?

You can draw pictures in your book to show what he does or you can use this template to help.

 

Thursday 

Newspaper reports often contain quotes from people who saw what happened. Today we are going to have a go at pretending to interview some witnesses who saw the Iron Man in Belper.

Imagine you are the interviewer……what would you ask a witness? Think about the 5Ws to write 5 questions you could ask someone e.g. “Where were you when you saw The Iron Man?”  “What did you see happening?”  “How did you feel at the time?”

Write out your questions in some speech bubbles.   

 

Speech Bubbles

Now imagine what the witness what say to answer the questions (you could even ask a member of your family to answer the questions)…..

Write down their answers on this reporter’s notebookor you can write your answers in speech bubbles.            

 

Friday 

Yesterday you came up with some questions to ask witnesses and wrote some answers. You wrote the quotes in speech bubbles but in a newspaper report they are written as direct speech using inverted commas or speech marks “ ”

 

Today we are going to turn some speech marks into direct speech and use speech marks correctly to show someone is talking.

Watch this BBC Bitesize clip to remind you how to use speech marks correctly.

 

Now have a go at changing these speech bubbles into direct speech – make sure you add speech marks and punctuation correctly.

 

Direct Speech

Spelling 

Learn to spell the names of some common metals such as iron, gold, platinum, lead and aluminium.  Create mnemonics or other rhymes to help you to remember how to spell them, or make anagrams for your family to solve.

Here’s a link to a good spelling game that will help you practise the Year 3/4 spellings:  Spooky spellings on ICT games

 

Reading Tasks

Year 3 & 4 Objective:  Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts

Like last week, we are continuing to look at retrieval and recording type questions.  Work through a text over a couple of days.  Read the text carefully first and then answer a few questions each day.  Think about what kind of text it is and what features it has, e.g. titles, subheadings, bullet points, pictures and labels, fact boxes, glossary etc.

Read each question carefully – remember that you will be retrieving key information from the text.  The answer you are looking for is in the text somewhere, you just have to find and retrieve it!  If it helps you, underline key words in the question.

Question Types:

Find and Copy Questions – You will need to locate the correct word or phrase in the text.  Don’t make up a word or phrase.  If it asks for one word, write one word.  If it asks for a phrase then write a phrase.  You might find that it helps to underline the word or phrase in the text to make it easier to copy.

Tick Questions – You might have different answers to choose between.  Remember to check how many answers you need to tick! If it asks for 2 answers, tick 2 answers!

Circle It Questions – You might have different answers to choose between.  Circle the correct answer. It might be that the answer you need to circle completes a sentence.

Matching Questions – Use a ruler to draw the lines to match answers together.  It could be that you are matching dates to an event, words to their meanings or completing sentences.  Read through all the options first. 

Multiple Answer Questions – You may need to give two or more different answers that you have found in the text.  Make sure that the answers are different!

Who…? What…? Where…?  When…?  Why…?  and How…?  Your question may begin with one of these question words.  The answer is always somewhere in the text.

True or False Questions – You may have different sentences to read and you need to decide if they are true or false.  Take care to read them carefully as the false sentences may be very close to the actual sentences in the text!

Complete the Table Questions – You will need to use information from the text to fill in empty boxes in a table.  Remember that the information you will need will be in the text – don’t make new answers!

 

Week 2 Texts (beginning 27th April):

David Walliams

David Attenborough

Greta Thunberg

 

Topic (Science Focus)

For this week and next week, try to complete 2 activities (or more!) from the selection below:

Activity One:

Go on a magnetic treasure hunt in your house. How many magnetic objects can you find? What materials are they made from?

Or (if you don’t have a magnet)

Go on a metal treasure hunt. Find out what is metal and what isn’t in your house! Make a list of metal and non-metal items and objects.

 

Activity Two:

Research some of the tasks carried out by robots.

What tasks do you think robots could do in the future?

What jobs would you like a robot to do in your house?

Ask your parents – they’re sure to have some ideas!

*Extra - You could then design your own robot. You could then make it using junk model material (boxes, yogurt pots, plastic bottles….)

 

Activity Three:

Investigate the best surfaces at home for toy cars to travel on: carpet or a tiled floor?

Measure the distance travelled on each type of surface and rank each one in order of effectiveness.

Make a table or bar chart to show your results.

Which force is acting to slow down and stop the cars from moving?

 

Activity Four:

Design your perfect playground. What (real or imaginary) equipment would you include? Think about the different forces in action on your playground.

For some ideas, visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvj8q6f

 

Activity Five:

Find out about different metals and make a poster or a fact file about them.

What are different metals used for?

Which ones are magnetic?

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/materials/metals/

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/metals.html

 

Activity Six:

Imagine… you wake up, and all the metal in the world has vanished!

Write a story about your day.

How is everyday life different without metal?

 

Additional Task

Extra: If you want to – make a presentation (PowerPoint, prezi is free to make basic presentations) or poster about what you have learnt about forces and magnets.

 

PSHE

Activity Two:

Explore why change can feel uncomfortable using different scenarios:

Scenario 1.  Moving Class

Scenario 2.  A pet dies

Scenario 3.  Your best friend leaves to go to another school

Scenario 4.  Moving home

 

List different reasons for each scenario why it might feel uncomfortable for that person.

List ways that might help that person to manage the difficult feelings/prepare them for the change.

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

https://www.longrow.derbyshire.sch.uk/music/  

 

New BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Remember to check https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  if you would like other activities to try, or video clips to watch.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Write your name in the centre of the page, then draw things, people, ideas whatever you love around your name
  • Draw the cover of your favourite book
  • Draw a tree and fill in the trunk area with a really unusual pattern
  • Draw anything using only your favourite colour
  • Write and draw the day of the week in as many different ways as you can, e.g. bubble writing, tall thin letters, small wide letters etc.

Sunday 19th April 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish and welcome to a new term!

It feels strange starting the new term without seeing you all in person, but I hope you are all well and excited for some new learning activities!

I hope you had a good Easter break and were able to enjoy some time with your families.  We spent a lot of time outside, enjoying the unexpected sunshine!  We have built dens, made rainbows to hang in our windows, hunted for Easter Eggs (it took two days to find one that was missing!) and have done lots of baking too!  There are also lots of birds busy flying in and out of our bird boxes.  The new herd of calves is now in the field too so it’s been fun to watch them exploring their new outside space.

I miss your ‘Show and Tells’ about what you have been up to and look forward to seeing you all again soon.  Keep staying safe at home. 

Foot-shakes and elbow bumps to you all!  Mrs Z-B J

 

 

Message from Mrs Deegan

I hope you had a good Easter holiday and have eaten some yummy chocolate!! We have had a lovely relaxing Easter. We’ve managed to go out for some nice walks in the woods and the fields near our house and have loved looking at all the spring flowers that are coming up at the moment. We’ve also done lots of baking including Hot Cross Buns and some Easter biscuits. I’ve been busy sewing and have even managed to make some new cushions for my living room! We’ve also played lots of board games (our favourite game at the moment is “Game of Life”) and have enjoyed family films afternoons with popcorn.  

I am missing you all and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon so I can hear about all the things you have been up to at home. Keep staying at home and staying safe. 

Love from Mrs Deegan xxx 

 

 

 

Week beginning Monday 20th April 2020

As before, anything that you are able to do with your children, whether it is following some suggested activities from us at school, playing outside, cooking, watching a film, drawing or making, reading a book or magazine, building a den, playing games, playing with LEGO etc is all learning. Staying safe and happy is super important.

 

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:  

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths are continuing with their maths lessons this term, and Year 3 will continue with their Fractions work this week.  Each lesson comes with a short video that shows simply and clearly how you can help your child to complete the activity successfully.  We have attached the activity sheet link for each day and the answers are available for each day too.  For the video part please use this link:    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

If you would like to do an activity a day then follow the following order:

Summer Term Week 1 Day One – Equivalent Fractions (2) worksheet  Answers

Summer Term Week 1 Day Two – Equivalent Fractions (3) worksheet  Answers

Summer Term Week 1 Day Three – Compare Fractions worksheet  Answers

Summer Term Week 1 Day Four - Order Fractions  worksheet  Answers

Summer Term Week 1 Day Five – Coming Soon! **UPDATE 24.4.20 White Rose has now updated their webpage with a Family Maths Challenge.  Questions 1 - 4 are the most suitable for Year 3, but you may want to work on the rest as a family.  Do as many as you can and help each other out!   If you would prefer alternative activities today, perhaps look again at the Fractions videos for objectives you found more challenging, or spend some extra time working on your Times Tables. **

 

You may also like to continue using the Twinkl Year 3 Fractions Learn from Home pack or try some of the Fractions games on Top Marks.

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries.

We have updated the Times Tables lists and they are now set for the next few weeks.  Over the holidays we set the challenge of trying to complete at least 5 minutes each day – it would be great to continue this.  Use Soundcheck, Garage or both!   Well done to those of you who have continued to log on over the holidays.

You might like to try these fun times tables games too – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Mental Maths Train 

Hit the Button 

Self-checking 3, 4 and 8 Times Tables Board Game 

 

English

Monday

To match our new topic of “Mighty Metals”, we are going to explore a famous story called “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes. It’s a brilliant story and one which Mrs Deegan loved when she was little!  

We can’t read the whole book to you at the moment but if you’ve got a copy of it at home you could start to read it at bedtime with a grown up.  

Instead, you can watch this short animation about the Iron Man, which introduces him in the story.  

Watch the video clip (you may want to watch it a few times). What does the Iron Man look like? Can you make a list of adjectives or similes that describe him?   

Draw a picture of him and label him with adjectives and similes to describe what he looks like e.g.  Taller than a house, eyes like headlamps. 

You could also have a go at making this 3D paper model of him. 

You can also watch the film called “The Iron Giant” which is a cartoon version of the book. 

 

Tuesday

Read this poem that has been written about the Iron Man called “The Coming of the Iron Man,” by Brenda Williams 

 

Highlight any words or phrases that describe the movements of the Iron Man. 

Can you make a list powerful verbs, e.g. he stood rigid and stiff. 

Draw 3 pictures to show what is happening in the poem. 

 

Wednesday

Read the poem again. What key events happen to the Iron Man in the poem? 

Draw pictures to show what happens to the Iron Man in order. You could draw a comic strip or a story map to show the main events.  

You can use one of these story board or comic strip templates to help if you like.  

 

Thursday

Have a go at writing you own acrostic poem about the Iron Man.  

Remember acrostic poems look like this: 

 

Think about what The Iron Man looks like, how he moves and what happens to him to help you.  

T___________________________________ 

H__________________________________ 

E__________________________________ 

 

I   __________________________________ 

R  _________________________________ 

O  _________________________________ 

N  _________________________________ 

M  ________________________________ 

A   _________________________________ 

N  _________________________________ 

 

Friday

Either copy out the poem you wrote yesterday in your neatest handwriting and add illustrations to your poem to decorate it or……. Learn your poem off by heart and perform it to someone in your house. 

Remember to: 

*Use a clear voice 

*use expression 

*look at your audience 

*Add actions if you like 

 

Spelling 

Here’s a link to a good spelling game that will help you practise the Year 3/4 spellings: 

Little Bird spellings on ICT games.

You may find this vocabulary poster of scientific words useful for our Topic work this term:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-731-new-year-3-forces-scientific-vocabulary-poster   

Activities you could do using these key scientific words included:

Making a glossary   Make a matching pairs game, with the word and their definition.

Make a word search  Use different spelling strategies to learn how to spell each word.

 

Reading Tasks

Year 3 & 4 Objective:  Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts

Work through a text over a couple of days.  Read the text carefully first and then answer a few questions each day.  Think about what kind of text it is and what features it has, e.g. titles, subheadings, bullet points, pictures and labels, fact boxes, glossary etc.

Read each question carefully – remember that you will be retrieving key information from the text.  The answer you are looking for is in the text somewhere, you just have to find and retrieve it!  If it helps you, underline key words in the question.

Question Types:

Find and Copy Questions – You will need to locate the correct word or phrase in the text.  Don’t make up a word or phrase.  If it asks for one word, write one word.  If it asks for a phrase then write a phrase.  You might find that it helps to underline the word or phrase in the text to make it easier to copy.

Tick Questions – You might have different answers to choose between.  Remember to check how many answers you need to tick! If it asks for 2 answers, tick 2 answers!

Circle It Questions – You might have different answers to choose between.  Circle the correct answer. It might be that the answer you need to circle completes a sentence.

Matching Questions – Use a ruler to draw the lines to match answers together.  It could be that you are matching dates to an event, words to their meanings or completing sentences.  Read through all the options first. 

Multiple Answer Questions – You may need to give two or more different answers that you have found in the text.  Make sure that the answers are different!

Who…? What…? Where…?  When…?  Why…?  and How…?  Your question may begin with one of these question words.  The answer is always somewhere in the text.

True or False Questions – You may have different sentences to read and you need to decide if they are true or false.  Take care to read them carefully as the false sentences may be very close to the actual sentences in the text!

Complete the Table Questions – You will need to use information from the text to fill in empty boxes in a table.  Remember that the information you will need will be in the text – don’t make new answers!

 

Week 1 Texts (beginning 20th April):

All About Spring

Deep Sea Explorers

Neil Armstrong

 

 

 

Topic (Science Focus) Forces and magnets

Over the next few weeks, you will be finding out about forces and magnets. Treat this as a project – so you can do the different lessons at your own pace.

Activity One:

First, see how much you can find out about forces

FORCES

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvpp34j/articles/zywcrdm Watch the video and play the quiz at the end.
  2. Mrs North has put together an information sheet ‘push and pull information activities’ to learn about forces (extra video clip and 2 activities linked to this).  You could also complete this 'Pushing and Pulling Forces' task.

 

 

 

 

 

Push and Pull Information Activities from Mrs North

Activity Two:

Next, see how much you can find out about magnets and what they are used for.

MAGNETS

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zk9rkqt Watch the video and make notes on how magnets work and what magnets are used for.
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsg3cdm Find out about a super strong magnet!
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcntsbk How magnets help in a scrapyard.

 

 

Extra Topic themed activities

Try these Forces and Magnetism word searches.  Can you find out the definitions of the words?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-827-magnetism-word-search

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-587-forces-wordsearch

 

PSHE

Brainstorm changes that children of their age might have typically experienced e.g. moved house, moved countries, changed school, got taller, got better at reading, made a new friend, etc. Ask people in your house to add to the list too!

Mark next to each change whether you think the emotion would be comfortable or uncomfortable. Use it to point out that changes are normal. They can be positive, difficult and sometimes create conflicting emotions. Why do you think being able to identify how we are feeling can often help us to manage change/situations better?

 

Music

For information about this week's BBC Ten Pieces at Home project, please see our Music page.

 

 

New BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

At 9am on Monday 20th April, the BBC will launch their new BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons.  We are excited to see what content they will be providing and we will update links as they become available.

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw a page of tropical leaves
  • Draw a page of Mrs Z-B’s favourite insect – bees!
  • Draw a made up animal
  • Draw your house
  • Draw a page of foot or paw prints

Tuesday 7th April 2020

 

Good morning Stunning Starfish

 

We hope you continue to keep safe and well at home - we are missing you all.  It is now officially the School Easter Holidays, so we will not be posting school learning activities until Monday 20th April.  Mrs Deegan and I had a video chat yesterday with Mrs North, to organise lots of new learning activities for next term. We are getting used to new and different ways of working ourselves!  We are also really excited about the new BBC project, BBC Bitesize Daily, which will be available after the holidays.  It is being designed to help support teachers and parents during school closures.

 

We know that this particular holiday will be different to normal school holidays, but we hope that you all manage to have fun with your families at home.  Enjoy some time together – create some artwork, go on a short local walk, watch a film, play a board game, make a meal together, write a song or make up a dance!    We will be setting up an Easter treasure hunt in the garden, and baking and decorating some Easter biscuits.  We are also enjoying time in the garden - we think these daffodils look like fried eggs!

We have attached some links below for some Easter themed activities you might enjoy.  Many of the brilliant online resources, like PE with Joe Wicks, David Walliams’ Elevenses, Draw with Rob and Steve Backshall’s Wildlife sessions, continue over the holidays too.   White Rose Maths have also prepared some Easter Fun activities you might like to try too.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/

https://mrprintables.com/easter-printables.html

https://www.redtedart.com/?s=easter

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/  

 

https://pobble.com/home-learning-resources Parents can sign up for resources – they have a brilliant 25 Ideas for Non-Screen Activities you can do at home!

 

The publishers Nosy Crow have also released a free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children.  This is illustrated by the Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler, and helps to answer key questions in simple language that is appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds.  It is free to download and read.  Click on the image above to go to the Nosy Crow site.

 

If you do want to continue with any school learning tasks, please continue to complete Times Tables Rockstars challenges, and also read as often as you can.  If you would like to do some writing, then any writing is brilliant.  Write a film review after watching a film; write a new blurb for the book you are reading; travel forward in time and write about digging up a time capsule buried in 2020; write a letter to a friend or relative; write a story – any genre would be great; make a fact file about your favourite sport/music/art/animal etc

 

Easter Activities

Easter egg mindfulness colouring  

Easter story 

Easter story comic strip 

Make an Easter basket  

Easter dot-to- dot 

Easter themed maths activity booklet 

2D shape chick activity

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw something using only dots
  • Design a crown
  • Fill your page with leaves
  • Draw your initials and turn them into characters
  • Draw eggs as characters or showing an action, e.g. a running egg is eggsercising!   

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish, as promised, here is the link for the Steve Backshall Live this morning at 9:30am.  We're really looking forward to listening to the Questions and Answers all about wildlife.   Remember that there are lots of Deadly 60 episodes on BBC iPlayer too.

Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

Here are your suggested learning activities for the coming week:

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  

White Rose Maths have now prepared the maths lessons for next week.  As last week, each lesson comes with a short video that shows simply and clearly how you can help your child to complete the activity successfully. We have attached the activity sheet link for each day and the answers are available for each day too.  For the video part please use this link:    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

If you would like an activity a day then follow the following order:

Week 2 Day One – Fractions on a number line worksheet  Answers 

Week 2 Day Two – Fractions of a set of objects Part 1 worksheet Answers 

Week 2 Day Three – Fractions of a set of objects Part 2 worksheet Answers 

Week 2 Day Four – Fractions of a set of objects Part 3 worksheet   Answers 

Day Five – Equivalent Fractions Part 1 worksheet  Answers 

 

Twinkl also has a Year 3 Fractions Learn from Home pack:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-2173-year-3-fractions-learning-from-home-maths-activity-booklet-1

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/  Remember that user names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries.

Last week we set the challenge of trying to complete at least 5 minutes each day.  Use Soundcheck, Garage or both!   We’ve been pleased to see who has been logging on and some of you have even been on today!

There are also lots of fun Times Tables activities on Twinkl – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

 

 

English

These suggested activities are linked to our English and Topic work about Pompeii.

 

Monday

We are going to have a go at making a tourist information booklet for Pompeii later this week. To help us get ready for that have a think about Belper and why people come to visit.

Have a look a this website about Belper https://www.travelaboutbritain.com/derbyshire/belper.php

Now make a mindmap of all the attractions Belper has to offer e.g. North Mill, The River Gardens etc….. 

Here is a mindmap template you can use. 

 

Can you use adjectives to describe any of them or write sentences using fronted adverbials to describe where they are?

Here's an Adjective (and Adverbs, Nouns and Verbs) word mat and a poster of examples of different fronted adverbials that may be useful.  

 

 

Tuesday

Look at the tourist information website about Belper again. https://www.travelaboutbritain.com/derbyshire/belper.php

 How many words can you find in the text that will persuade people to visit e.g. Belper is an attractive riverside market town.

Make a list of as many persuasive words as you can.

Choose one Belper’s most famous attractions and write a short description of it that might persuade someone to visit.

 

Wednesday

Now think about Pompeii today. Click on this link to go on a virtual tour around Pompeii as it is today. Make a list of all the main attractions you can see on the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nG7IFu9TFo

Can you describe any of them using exciting vocabulary e.g.  The narrow, ancient streets of Pompeii, the huge amphitheatre has huge statues and columns.

 

Thursday

Have a go at making a tourist information leaflet for Pompeii. You could fold a piece of paper into 3 to make a leaflet or alternatively create a double page spread in your workbook.

 

Here is a template for a leaflet that may help.

Click here to look at a checklist for writing your information leaflet. Can you include all of the features in your report?  

 

Friday

Spend some time illustrating your leaflet.  Try to make it colourful and eye-catching so that people would want to read it. You could also add extra information such as a map, contact details or website information.

 

Spellings

Continue to practise the Year 3/4 spellings if you want something extra to do. Use the strategies we use in school to learn you learn them eg. quickwrite, rainbow, pyramid, draw around the word, look, say, cover, write, check. 

Here is the link to the spellings.

 

 

Reading

ANY reading is useful but you may want to do some more structured reading activities too:

 

We suggest the following from Animals and Living Things section of the Twinkl Reading Pack:

Amazing Facts About the Human Body

Emma’s Puppy Problem

Great Galapagos

Incredible Invertebrates!

 

You might also like to read the Garden Birds text

 

 

Topic - Roman Britain   Science - Animals, including humans

Activity One – Topic Focus – Roman God or Goddess

Make a drawing of a Roman God or Goddess.  Write a factfile of information to go with it.  OR design your own Roman God or Goddess.  Decide what they are the God or Goddess of, what their powers are and what their weapons are.

Here is a useful presentation about Roman Gods and Goddesses and a design template you may like to use.

 

 

Activity Two – Topic Focus – Roman vocabulary:

Create a word search or crossword puzzle containing some of the key Roman vocabulary you have been using in Topic.  Ask a member of your household to try and solve it.

You might find this template useful.  

 

Activity Three – Science Focus:

Watch the videos ‘What does your skeleton do?’ and ‘How do your muscles work?’ and answer the questions.  Can you find out any new facts that you could add to your activity from last week?   (BBC Bitesize has lots of other interesting topics on that you might want to look at too).

Here is a fact file template

 

 

Easter Activities

Easter egg mindfulness colouring  

Easter story 

Easter story comic strip 

Make an Easter basket  

Easter dot-to- dot 

Easter themed Maths activity booklet 

2D shape chick activity

 

Journal or sketchbook ideas

If you are keeping a journal or sketchbook you might like to:

  • Draw 3 animals wearing clothes!
  • Draw around your hand and then make it look like something other than a hand drawing
  • Draw a mug with someone or something peeking out of the top
  • Make up some underwater creatures

Sunday 29th March 2020

Good evening to you all,

We hope you are continuing to keep well and safe at home.  It has been a strange week as we all start to adapt to different routines and all being at home together. We are glad that the weather has been so good so we have been doing lots of running and playing in the garden and walks in the field.  We’ve spotted the buzzard again but it’s not been in the garden – we’re probably being too noisy! There are lots of plants starting to wake up in the garden and we spotted blossom in the hedgerow. We have been doing PE with Joe every morning.  This is a great way to start the day, even if it makes your muscles ache, and the whole family has been joining in!  We have also enjoyed listening to the David Walliams’ stories each day, as this gives us a break from some school learning activities. The Draw with Rob sessions have been lots of fun too.  Here are some of our drawings:

Mrs Z-B

 

Picture 1

Mrs Deegan says:

Hello Everyone!!!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine that we’ve had this week and that you’ve been able to go outside for some walks in the fresh air with your families. I’ve been busy tidying my house up and helping my children do some of their school work but have managed to go on some walks with Benji too. He’s been enjoying running after the ball in the field near to our house…..and getting totally covered in mud! He definitely needed a bath! We even managed to do some litter picking whilst out and about too!!!!! Here is Benji in the bath….look at the colour of the water!!!!!!!  Now clean with Harry!

Picture 1
Picture 2

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning Stunning Starfish

Wow - what a great PE with Joe Wicks session today!  Lots of different exercises to help us to keep fit. Don't worry if you can't join in live at 9am as the videos are saved so you can do the exercises at any time.

 

Steve Backshall Live this morning was really interesting with so many questions that were linked to our Science work.  We're hoping that he will be able to do some more of these sessions once he has improved his video quality and we will let you know about these when the information is available.  He mentioned the Scouts Great Indoors activities so the link is here:  Scout Great Indoors  

 

We have updated all your Times Tables Rockstars target tables and these are now set for the next two weeks.  Well done to those of you who have been logging in - we can see how well you have been doing.   Our challenge is for you all to try and complete at least 5 minutes a day. Use Garage or Soundcheck or both!

 

We're looking forward to listening to the next David Walliams story at 11am.

 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning to you all,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe at home.  Have you been joining in with PE with Joe Wicks?  What a brilliant way to start the day! 

 

Here are a few additional weblinks for you all:

 

The World of David Walliams Elevenses

At 11am David Walliams will be reading a story a day from The World's Worst Children!

 

Draw with Rob

Rob Biddulph, an author and illustrator, is doing draw along videos on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am.  He was the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019 and 2020.  You may recognize some of his drawings.

 

Steve Backshall is now doing his Live at 9:30am on Wednesday 25th March, so you can do PE with Joe first!  This will be on various social media platforms and YouTube.  Once we have a YouTube link we will add it here.  ** Update Tuesday afternoon - this link is now ready.  We're looking forward to watching this.  Perhaps there will be some information linked to our science work on skeletons?  **

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd March 2020

To all the lovely children in Stunning Starfish,

Firstly, we are so proud of you for being so fantastic this week.  You have shown how wonderfully caring and kind you are to others. You have laughed, danced, sang, been creative and shared happy times with your friends.  Even if you have been a bit worried or confused about what is happening in the world around us, you have shown how well you share your thoughts and feelings through talking and listening.  You are all superstars.

 

To the parents of the Stunning Starfish, thank you for your support this week.  Just a friendly smile and kind words have made such a difference and are much appreciated.

Do not worry about having lots of different resources at home – some paper and pencils/pens will be fine for most things - but try to find a calm space that your child can work in.  Make sure they take regular breaks and don’t worry about working to strict times.  This is a new situation for us all and it will take a little while to work out what works best for your child in terms of time and the order of activities if you are planning on creating a little routine.

 

Remember that anything that you are able to do with your children, whether it is following some suggested activities from us at school, playing outside, cooking, watching a film, drawing or making, reading a book or magazine, building a den, playing with LEGO etc is all learning. 

 

We will add to the resources being made available here on a regular basis.

 

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and have managed to get outside in the sunshine.  Mrs Deegan has been busy in her garden and has been taking her puppy Benji out for some lovely walks.  Mrs Z-B has also been busy gardening and playing in the garden with her boys.

 

Take care, stay at home and we hope to see you all back at school as soon as possible.

Mrs Z-B and Mrs Deegan

 

 

General Resources

There are many companies offering free access to their resources during school closures.  Some of these may be American companies so may use alternative spellings for some words, e.g. color and favorite.  It will obviously be important to remember to stay safe online – perhaps ask the children to share their E-safety knowledge with you.  Childline has great tips about staying safe online.

 

For any subjects and any ages, Twinkl, an online resource platform are also offering free access to parents at this time.  Here you will be able to find links to PowerPoints and worksheets.  You will also find parent guides on what your child learns in each year group.

Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS or CVDTWINKLHELPS

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

 

Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  

White Rose Maths have prepared a series of maths lessons for each year group, and will be adding more over the next few weeks. Each lesson comes with a short video that shows simply and clearly how you can help your child to complete the activity successfully. The children will already be familiar with the format of the activity sheets as we often use these as part of our maths lessons in school.  We have attached the activity sheet link for each day.  For the video part please use this link:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

If you would like an activity a day then follow the following order:

Day One – Unit and non-unit fractions  

Day Two – Making the whole 

Day Three – Tenths 

Day Four – Counting in tenths 

Day Five – Tenths as decimals 

 

Twinkl also has a Year 3 Fractions Learn from Home pack.

 

 

Times Tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ User names and passwords are in the front of Home/School diaries.

Log onto Times Tables Rockstars as often as you can.  You can choose to do one, two or three minute Garage challenges, where we can set the tables for you, or choose Soundcheck to work on your speed. We will be able to check how you have been doing and set different tables depending on your progress.

There are also lots of fun Times Tables activities on Twinkl – remember that in Year 3 your focus tables will be 3x, 4x and 8x but it would also be useful to keep working on your 2x, 5x and 10x too.

 

Other useful Maths resources can be found at:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ This site is especially good for Maths activities and games like ‘Hit the Button’

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train Quick online mental maths activities

 

English

These suggested activities follow on from the work we have been doing in class.

 

Monday

Watch this video clip of someone reading the book we have been reading in class “Escape from Pompeii. It will help remind you of the story. 

Now imagine you are a child in Pompeii on the day that Vesuvius is erupting.

Draw as many pictures as you can to show what you do on this day eg. playing knucklebone, watching actors at the theatre, collecting bread from the bakery etc….to create a mindmap.

Here is a mind map template you can download.

 

Tuesday

Choose 4 or 5 things from your mindmap and draw a comic strip or storymap to show what happened to you during the day. Put them in order to show what happened during the day.

Try to make your comic strip tell a story – remember Vesuvius is erupting – how will you escape?

 

Here is a comic strip template you could download.  

 

Wednesday

Make a list of time adverbials eg. Early in the morning……,   After that…….,  After a few minutes……. How many can you think of?

Now have a go at writing some sentences starting with your time adverbials. For example:

 Early in the morning, I went to the bakery to collect some bread for my family.

After that, I went to find my friend Tranio to a see what he was doing,

Can you write 5 sentences?

Remember to use commas after your time adverbial and try to use interesting vocabulary.

Here are examples of different fronted adverbials.

 

Thursday

Have a go at writing a diary entry about the day Vesuvius erupted. Start your diary with Dear Diary……

Try to include these things:

Time adverbials,

Emotion words to describe how you are feeling

Correct punctuation

Exciting and interesting vocabulary.

 

Here are some diary entry writing frames you could download.  

 

Friday

Spend some time illustrating your diary entry. You could try and make your diary entry look old or add some drawings to show what was happening.

 

Spellings

You can also practise the Year 3/4 spellings if you want something extra to do. Use the spelling strategies we have been practising in school to learn you learn them eg. quickwrite, rainbow, pyramid, draw around the word, look, say, cover, write, check. 

 

Here is the link to the Year 3 and 4 Common Exceptions spellings.

 

Reading

ANY reading is useful but you may want to do some more structured reading activities too:

 

We suggest the following from The Romans section of the Twinkl Reading Pack:

Caesar’s Calendar Conundrum

Defeat or Retreat

Live Like An Emperor

The Captivating Colosseum

 

You could also read ‘The Romans’ at this link.

 

Topic (Roman Britain) and Science (Animals, including humans)

Activity One – Topic Focus - Boudicca:

What can you find out about Boudicca?  Who was she?  When was she alive?  Where was she from?  What did she do? Why is she an important person in British history?  Create a fact file or make a wanted poster!

Boudicca Information powerpoint  

Boudicca Wanted poster template 

 

Activity Two – Topic Focus – Roman mosaics:

Click on the link to have a look at some Roman mosaics and how they were made.

 

Have a go at creating your own mosaic using the blank mosaic sheets on this link or have a go at making your own using little squares of coloured paper.

 

Activity Three – Science Focus:

Create fact files or a quiz all about the human skeleton and bones.

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ From the publishers Dorling Kindersley.  Look at the ‘History’ section for Romans and the ‘Human Body’ section for the skeletons and bones!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/operation-ouch  The children have really enjoyed watching some videos during our Science and Topic work this term.  Can you find out anything about the human skeleton and bones?

 

Other interesting websites for Topic and Science include:

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ A virtual tour of exhibits from the British Museum.  What Roman artefacts can you find?

https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/schools/bmag-for-kids Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.  There is a great section on Roman Britain.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps Games and Apps from the Science Museum London.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-3-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549912 This pack has a huge range of different activities you may wish to use at any time.  The children may have covered some of these topics in class already but there may be new activities they would like to try.

 

Steve Backshall is also going to set up a YouTube channel for wildlife, biology, conservation, geography, exploration etc that will hopefully be running from Wednesday 25th March.  Once we have more details of this we will add a link for you.  In the meantime you can always watch some Deadly 60 on iPlayer! https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/deadly-60

 

Physical Activity Ideas

Jo Wicks (The Body Coach) is delivering a home work out at 9am, Monday to Friday live on YouTube.

 

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 

If it is safe to be outside then please enjoy your gardens.  Can you plant any seeds?  Go on a garden adventure looking for signs of spring. Do you know all the names of the plants and trees in your garden?  Can you draw any of the flowers that are starting to open?  Use your Forest School skills to make a magic wand or talking stick.  Watch the birds and sketch them.  Build a den.

 

Craft ideas

https://mrprintables.com/ A range of fun printable activities including lovely Easter colouring activities

https://www.redtedart.com/ Ideas for craft activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/art-ninja Try creating something new!

 

Music

On Friday afternoon the Stunning Starfish sang the song 'Believe' by Lin Marsh.  Take a look at our Music page to watch the official video of this song.

Keep listening to music.  Sing along where you can!  

You can also find the link for David Walliams Music Podcast by Classic FM – a marvellous musical journey of discovery, meeting some of the most famous names from the history of music.

 

Other ideas

BBC Dance Mat Typing.  A fun way to learn touch typing if you have access to a computer keyboard and sound – this is a really useful skill to work on. 

 

Daily journal or scrap book

The children may enjoy making a daily journal or scrap book.  They could use a notebook or have a go at making their own book – they could tie or staple pieces of paper together.  Draw, doodle, colour, write, collect, collage, stick. We will post regular ideas for things the children could include in their journals – it will be something they can look back on in time and share with future generations.

What have you done today?  What have you read?  What have you eaten?  What have you watched?  What have you played?  How have you felt?  What is the weather like outside?  What music have you listened to?  What exercise have you done today?

 

 

 

16.3.2020 The Big Shakespeare Book Hunt 2020 "Read Me And Set Me Free!"

16.3.2020 The Big Shakespeare Book Hunt 2020 "Read Me And Set Me Free!" 1

We are really excited to have been chosen to receive one of 154 'Wild Books' as part of the Big Shakespeare Book Hunt 2020.  

The book 'What's so special about Shakespeare?' by Michael Rosen was shared with the whole school in assembly on Friday 13th March, and will be 'set free' on Monday 16th March in a location in Belper. 

 

Please let us know if you are the lucky person to find it!    Watch out...there's a book about!

 

You can find out more about Shakespeare Week and the Book Hunt at the Shakespeare Week website.

 

13.3.2020 Sport Relief. Wearing our sports outfits as part of our fundraising day for Sport Relief.

13.3.2020 Sport Relief.  Wearing our sports outfits as part of our fundraising day for Sport Relief.  1

5.3.2020 World Book Day. Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day. We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too.

5.3.2020 World Book Day.  Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day.  We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too. 1
5.3.2020 World Book Day.  Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day.  We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too. 2
5.3.2020 World Book Day.  Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day.  We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too. 3
5.3.2020 World Book Day.  Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day.  We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too. 4
5.3.2020 World Book Day.  Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day.  We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too. 5
5.3.2020 World Book Day.  Some of the wonderful outfits from World Book Day.  We celebrated our favourite books and authors, and also made our own mini-books too. 6

26.2.2020 Multiplication Games. We made multiplication board games as part of our homework and enjoyed playing them in class.

26.2.2020 Multiplication Games.  We made multiplication board games as part of our homework and enjoyed playing them in class. 1
26.2.2020 Multiplication Games.  We made multiplication board games as part of our homework and enjoyed playing them in class. 2
26.2.2020 Multiplication Games.  We made multiplication board games as part of our homework and enjoyed playing them in class. 3
26.2.2020 Multiplication Games.  We made multiplication board games as part of our homework and enjoyed playing them in class. 4

25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering. As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks.

25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering.  As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks. 1
25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering.  As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks. 2
25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering.  As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks. 3
25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering.  As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks. 4
25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering.  As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks. 5
25.2.2020 Celtic Lettering.  As part of our 'Roman Day' we enjoyed experimenting with different illuminated letters using watercolours and inks. 6

24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure. The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read. We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom.

24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure.  The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read.  We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom. 1
24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure.  The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read.  We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom. 2
24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure.  The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read.  We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom. 3
24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure.  The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read.  We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom. 4
24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure.  The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read.  We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom. 5
24.1.2020 Reading for Pleasure.  The first of our weekly reading sessions where we choose our own books to read.  We enjoy getting cosy and reading in the Rainbow Room or the book corner in our classroom. 6

17.1.2020 String Telephones. Exploring how sound travels in Science.

17.1.2020 String Telephones.  Exploring how sound travels in Science. 1
17.1.2020 String Telephones.  Exploring how sound travels in Science. 2
17.1.2020 String Telephones.  Exploring how sound travels in Science. 3

8.1.2020 NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe Assembly.

8.1.2020 NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe Assembly. 1

20.12.19 'Dress for Christmas'. We all enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers and outfits to school! As a school we have raised over £300 for the Salvation Army.

20.12.19 'Dress for Christmas'.  We all enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers and outfits to school!  As a school we have raised over £300 for the Salvation Army. 1

Exploring Sound in Science - Vibrations and Pitch

Exploring Sound in Science - Vibrations and Pitch 1 Exploring pitch using tuned percussion.
Exploring Sound in Science - Vibrations and Pitch 2 Exploring pitch using tuned percussion.
Exploring Sound in Science - Vibrations and Pitch 3 Exploring pitch using tuned percussion.
Exploring Sound in Science - Vibrations and Pitch 4 The vibrations from the tuning forks tickled!

16.11.19 Message from Helen Sharman, the first Briton in Space! Mrs Z-B got to meet Helen Sharman at the National Space Centre and she gave us this signed picture!

16.11.19 Message from Helen Sharman, the first Briton in Space!  Mrs Z-B got to meet Helen Sharman at the National Space Centre and she gave us this signed picture!   1

15.11.19 Children In Need. We all enjoyed wearing our pyjamas and onesies to school! As a school we have raised over £270 on the day, with the final amount yet to be announced.

15.11.19 Children In Need.  We all enjoyed wearing our pyjamas and onesies to school!  As a school we have raised over £270 on the day, with the final amount yet to be announced.   1

7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions! The resources we had were: cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors. The finished runs and mazes were brilliant.

7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 1
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 2
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 3
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 4
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 5
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 6
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 7
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 8
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 9
7.11.19 STEM Tinkering Challenge – to make a Marble Run or Marble Maze, without any directions or instructions!  The resources we had were:  cardboard boxes, card, masking tape, paper straws, lollipop sticks, cardboard tubes, paper plates, LEGO and scissors.  The finished runs and mazes were brilliant. 10

23.10.19 Trade Fair. We shared our Traders and Raiders work, and sold our book marks, necklaces and bracelets. We raised nearly £50, which will be used for a treat later this year. Thank you to all who came and supported us.

23.10.19 Trade Fair.  We shared our Traders and Raiders work, and sold our book marks, necklaces and bracelets. We raised nearly £50, which will be used for a treat later this year.  Thank you to all who came and supported us. 1
23.10.19 Trade Fair.  We shared our Traders and Raiders work, and sold our book marks, necklaces and bracelets. We raised nearly £50, which will be used for a treat later this year.  Thank you to all who came and supported us. 2
23.10.19 Trade Fair.  We shared our Traders and Raiders work, and sold our book marks, necklaces and bracelets. We raised nearly £50, which will be used for a treat later this year.  Thank you to all who came and supported us. 3
23.10.19 Trade Fair.  We shared our Traders and Raiders work, and sold our book marks, necklaces and bracelets. We raised nearly £50, which will be used for a treat later this year.  Thank you to all who came and supported us. 4
23.10.19 Trade Fair.  We shared our Traders and Raiders work, and sold our book marks, necklaces and bracelets. We raised nearly £50, which will be used for a treat later this year.  Thank you to all who came and supported us. 5

23.10.19 Boxing in PE

23.10.19 Boxing in PE 1
23.10.19 Boxing in PE 2
23.10.19 Boxing in PE 3
23.10.19 Boxing in PE 4
23.10.19 Boxing in PE 5

26.9.19 European Day of Languages. Today we found out all about different European languages. In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours! We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it. We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting.

26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 1
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 2
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 3
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 4
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 5
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 6
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 7
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 8
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 9
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 10
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 11
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 12
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 13
26.9.19 European Day of Languages.  Today we found out all about different European languages.  In our class, Mrs Z-B taught us some Polish phrases and we tasted Polish food - we weren't sure about some of the flavours!  We listened to the legend, 'The Dragon of Krakow', and created artwork inspired by it.  We also tried Wycinanki, the art of paper cutting. 14

Friday 20th September - Stunning Starfish Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to Mia, who was awarded the Long Row Hero certificate, for wonderful perseverance in her writing, and confidence when sharing ideas in class.

20.9.19 Science. Starting an investigation to find out what plants need to grow.

20.9.19 Science.  Starting an investigation to find out what plants need to grow. 1 Kale plants.
20.9.19 Science.  Starting an investigation to find out what plants need to grow. 2 What do you think will happen to this plant?
20.9.19 Science.  Starting an investigation to find out what plants need to grow. 3 Asking questions.

20.9.19. Maths. Using Base 10 to explore place value.

20.9.19. Maths.  Using Base 10 to explore place value. 1
20.9.19. Maths.  Using Base 10 to explore place value. 2
20.9.19. Maths.  Using Base 10 to explore place value. 3
20.9.19. Maths.  Using Base 10 to explore place value. 4

Friday 13th September - Stunning Starfish Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to Jacob G, who was awarded the Long Row Hero certificate, for brilliant enthusiasm with our new topic, and creating wonderful artwork at home to share with the class.  It is proudly on display on the Year 3 board.

13.9.19 Science. Investigating parts of plants.

13.9.19 Science.  Investigating parts of plants. 1
13.9.19 Science.  Investigating parts of plants. 2
13.9.19 Science.  Investigating parts of plants. 3
13.9.19 Science.  Investigating parts of plants. 4

Week beginnging 9.9.19 Sketches of Viking boats for our display board.

Week beginnging 9.9.19 Sketches of Viking boats for our display board. 1
Week beginnging 9.9.19 Sketches of Viking boats for our display board. 2
Week beginnging 9.9.19 Sketches of Viking boats for our display board. 3
Week beginnging 9.9.19 Sketches of Viking boats for our display board. 4

Week beginning 9.9.19 Exploring Traders and Raiders! Making and testing Viking boats.

Week beginning 9.9.19 Exploring Traders and Raiders! Making and testing Viking boats. 1
Week beginning 9.9.19 Exploring Traders and Raiders! Making and testing Viking boats. 2
Week beginning 9.9.19 Exploring Traders and Raiders! Making and testing Viking boats. 3
Week beginning 9.9.19 Exploring Traders and Raiders! Making and testing Viking boats. 4

Friday 6th September - Stunning Starfish Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to Rafi, who was awarded the Long Row Hero certificate, for a super positive attitude and brilliant start to Year 3. 

'Meet the Teacher' Thursday 5th September 2019

Thank you to all the parents/carers who were able to come to the 'Meet the Teacher' session today.  We hope you found it useful, and we look forward to working together over the coming year.  If you were unable to make it, your child will be bringing home the 'Welcome Letter' and other useful information tomorrow, and we have also attached a copy of the letter below.  Log in details for Times Tables Rockstars will also be sent home tomorrow.

Please do ask if you have any questions.

 

Stunning Starfish Welcome Letter Autumn 1 2019

We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to starting the new school year in the Stunning Starfish. We can't wait to hear about what you have got up to over the holidays, and the things you are looking forward to doing and learning in Year 3.

 

This term we will have PE on Monday and Wednesday, starting on the first day back!  Please make sure you bring your named PE kit to school with you.  It would also be really useful to have a named water bottle too.

 

We hope you enjoy the last few days of the holidays and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Mrs Z-B & Mrs Deegan

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