Oak 3

 
Welcome to Oak 3!
 
 
2019 - 2020
 
Mrs Atkins/Mrs Bayliss - Class Teachers
Mrs Faultless - Teaching Assistant
 
 Hi Oak 3! 

Hi everyone!

We hope you are all looking after yourselves and staying safe.

Below is your home learning for this week.

We have also included some other websites and exciting activities you may want to try under this message.

Remember we love to see the learning you are completing at home. Keep sending photos of you completing your tasks to williams.y@welearn365.com to go on the 'Staying Connected' page on the website.

Keep smiling and stay safe!  We will see you all soon, 

Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Bayliss, Mrs. Faultless and Mrs. Davis

 

In lieu of any opportunities for competition, or skill development, School Games have teamed up with TopYa! to provide a platform for schools parents and teachers to recommend and even track activity levels. 

 Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

To access the app follow the following instructions.

  • Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Create your parent account
  • When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary School League
  • Then create your kid(s) account(s)
  • Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf! Local area page: 
  • https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/queenelizabeth/ Twitter @schoolgames_nw

 

Your children might be in lockdown, but their imaginations don’t have to be.

With now>press>play At Home, your children can access 21 Audio Adventures, complete with follow on resources. Whether it’s the Arctic, Ancient Egypt or a Mission to Mars, our Audio Adventures will transport your children to another world.

www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/  Password: nowpressplay

 

Remember STAY SAFE online too.  Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Below are some web site links to help you stay active...

Join Emma and James from Embody every morning with 'Wake Up and Dance' Classes from 9:00 - 9:10am. 

Helping to keep everyone happy, active and energised!

https://www.facebook.com/EmbodyDanceCompany/

 

PE with Joe every morning at 9am

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

 

Remember to go onto Skoolbo to complete your daily tasks and continue to learn your times tables using TTrockstars.

'LIVE' lesson on Learning by Questions - 10am Tuesday and 2pm Wednesday!

-Get ready and download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note: this will not work on phones, OR you will be able to access the task on a web browser on https://www.lbq.org/task

-A 3 digit code will be posted on this page on Tuesday at 9am and Wednesday at 1pm. You will need to enter this to join in with the activity.

See Tuesday's and Wednesday’s instructions below for further details.

 

Year 3: Week beginning 18th May 2020

Monday 18th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and read chapter 4. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and complete the SPAG chapter 4 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English – Now Press Play

Go onto the following website: http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/
The password is: nowpressplay
Click onto Years 3-6 then click onto the green ‘PSHE’ tab. Go through the Now Press Play experience, ‘Recycling’.
If you have wireless headphones, use them but you don’t need them!
Make some notes or create a storyboard about what happened during the story to help you later in the week.

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdgdwty

Go through the BBC Bitesize lesson to revise writing three digit numbers.

Art - Artist Focus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2pjbk7

Banksy is an English graffiti artist.

Watch clip and read description to create your own stencil using a paper plate.

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-hTKWCX7hc

Watch the clip and write a list of your favourite words, have fun adding to the list.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Spellings 9’

English –

Your writing activity this week is going to be using the Now Press Play experience that you listened to yesterday. You will need the notes you made yesterday. You are going to imagine that you are the child who has woke up 100 years in the future. This week we will be writing a setting description.
Today, we would like you to begin planning what you might write in this setting description. Create a comparison list. One side will list what the Earth looks like today, in the other side it will list what the Earth looks like in 100 year. Have you found any similarities or differences? Keep this safe as you will need it tomorrow.

Maths

LIVE' maths lesson at 10am! 

-Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

-Enter the 3 digit code which will be here cdc from 9am today. 

-Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Mrs Smith and Mrs Atkins will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

-See you there!

Music

https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/pulse-year-3-wk1-5

Follow the above link and take part in the Pulse lesson.  You will be able to learn how to clap out beats and follow the music ‘pulse’.

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Reading

Using a book of your own choice, find somewhere comfortable and make a den. Grab some cushions, a blanket, a drink and some snacks. Use this time to get lost in your book. Enjoy it, relax and remember learning isn’t always about answering questions.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Grammatically correct’ Take your time to read the options carefully.

English

Today, you will continue thinking about what you are going to write in your setting description. Your readers are going to need a details of what Earth looks like now. Draw a picture of your setting to start you off, then begin to write sentences about what it looks like.  Use your comparison list from yesterday to help you.

Think about your sense what can you see, hear, smell, taste and touch?

Try to use similes, personification and alliteration to be as descriptive as possible and don’t start all of your sentences with ‘The Earth’ or ‘It’ Think about using ISPACE openers to help you.

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdpnrd

Go through the BBC Bitesize lesson to revise recognising place value.

Science

LIVE' science lesson at 2pm! 

-Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

-Enter the 3 digit code which will be here txe from 1pm today. 

-Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Mrs Smith and Mrs Atkins will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

-See you there!

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

PSHE

https://www.thenational.academy/assembly

At 11am you can click on the above link and join the Oak Academy assembly.

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and read chapter 5. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and complete the SPAG chapter 5 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English

Now it is time to write your setting description. Make sure you have your plan and the sentences you wrote yesterday. Think carefully about what words you could use to make it feel real. You could listen to the Now Press Play experience again if you need a bit of inspiration.
You might want to (but don’t have to) start with…

Waking up alone was strange, but nothing could have prepared me for the sights that lay before my eyes...

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhpq7nb

Go through the BBC Bitesize lesson to revise comparing three digit numbers.

History – Stone Age Bone Age

This video will tell you all about how archaeologists use bones to help them in their work. Before you watch the video note down what you think happens when they find a bone. After you have watched the video see whether your predictions were correct.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-what-do-ancient-bones-tell-us-about-the-stone-age/zmfxpg8

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and read chapter 6. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

 

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and complete the SPAG chapter 6 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

 

English

It’s editing and improving time! If possible, ask your adult’s permission to send your writing to a friend or give them a call and read it to them. Can they suggest ways to improve your writing? Ask them if you need help with any spellings or if you want to improve any vocabulary. Alternatively, have a go at editing and improving your writing with somebody at home. Think about what your writing target is and what you would like to get better at.

Check punctuation have you remembered all of your capital letters?  Could your vocabulary choices be more powerful?

 

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/guardians-mathematica?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzn2y7nb

You need your brain, a pencil and some paper ready to do battle against the enemies!  Today you will be choosing your own guardian to take this battle with you, complete your training and become the best Mathematician you can be!

French

Use Now Press Play to listen to the French Greetings, in the Key Stage Two area in Languages. (Instructions are on the website) www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/  Password: nowpressplay

 

Year 3: Week beginning 11th May 2020

Monday 11th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and read chapter 1. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and complete the SPAG chapter 1 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English – Diary Entry (Task for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Linked to chapter 1 of ‘The Settlers’ pretend that you are Ash and write a diary entry about your day, including your thoughts and feelings about being a settler. Remember that Ash was not feeling happy that his family were making plans to settle down. You need to plan your diary entry today.

Remember that a diary entry needs to be written in past tense, first person, include thoughts and feelings and be written in chronological order.

Maths – reading the clock to 5 minute intervals

Complete your Skoolbo Maths task ‘Numbers in words’.

Watch the clips to help you understand how to read a clock to 5 minute intervals. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqkwmp3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks1-ks2-how-long-is-five-minutes/zdtjmfr

Practise reading the time to 5 minute intervals throughout the day using analogue clocks around the house.

Science

Use Now Press Play to listen to the rocks story, in the Key Stage Two area in Science. (Instructions are on the website) www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/  Password: nowpressplay

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Reading

Read your ‘reading for pleasure book’ Summarise what you have read to someone in your family. Tell them as if you are trying to persuade them to read it.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Alphabetical Order’.

English – Diary Entry

Linked to chapter 1 of ‘The Settlers’ pretend that you are Ash and write a diary entry about your day, including your thoughts and feelings about being a settler. Remember that Ash was not feeling happy that his family were making plans to settle down. You need to draft your diary entry today.

Remember that a diary entry needs to be written in past tense, first person, include thoughts and feelings and be written in chronological order.

Maths – reading the clock to 5 minute intervals

Complete your Skoolbo Maths task ‘Time – Digital 3’.

Complete the two quizzes about 5 minute intervals on purple mash by writing the time shown on the clocks. Both quizzes have been set as 2Do tasks. https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y1_time_5_mins_to

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y1_time_5_mins_past

Science

LIVE' Science lesson at 10am! 

-Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

-Enter the 3 digit code which will be here uwc from 9am today. Remember do not start answering questions before 10:00am. 

-Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Your teacher will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

-See you there!

French

French – Numbers to 12

https://www.digitaldialects.com/French/numbers_1I.htm

Play the game via the link and test your skill in French.

Once played a few times can you design a poster that you could hang on your wall to remind you of these numbers. Have the words AND the numerals.

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Reading

Using a book of your own choice, create a quiz about that book.  Can you get someone in your household to complete your quiz?

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Spelling 8’.

English

Linked to chapter 1 of ‘The Settlers’ pretend that you are Ash and write a diary entry about your day, including your thoughts and feelings about being a settler. Remember that Ash was not feeling happy that his family were making plans to settle down. You need to write your final diary entry today – this has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

Remember that a diary entry needs to be written in past tense, first person, include thoughts and feelings and be written in chronological order.

Maths – reading the clock using Roman numerals

Complete your Skoolbo Maths task ‘left and right’.

Watch the clip to learn about Roman numerals, write down the Roman numerals up to 12 – make a poster to help you learn them. Get someone in your family to test you on the Roman numerals up to 12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po8ScpyOUYQ

Watch clip to learn to read the clock using Roman numerals, complete the quiz at the end of the clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWdmb-JzNE

Design and Technology

Have a go at the seed spinners challenge on the following link. If you would like to upload your scores you will need to register, remember to get an adult to help you do this. School is already registered but be carefully to choose the correct Birchwood Primary School, there are a few on there. Good luck! https://www.dendrite.me/competition/view/competitionid/5e8b01ed308abff56c417b88#tab:collections

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and read chapter 2. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and complete the SPAG chapter 2 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English

Watch the examples of performance poetry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1nEA9EDMVY

Choose an animal to write a performance poem about. Plan your poem – think about where this animal lives, how it moves, what it looks like and the sound it makes.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo Maths task ‘Time – Analogue 4 ’.

Play game to practise reading time to the nearest 5 minutes – choose level 4 on the game. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time#

Play game to practise telling the time in words – choose level 4 on the game.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

Geography

Watch the video and answer the quiz about earthquakes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zj89t39

Friday 15th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and read chapter 3. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘The Settlers’ and complete the SPAG chapter 3 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English

Remind yourself of the performance poetry by watching the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1nEA9EDMVY Make notes of the lines they keep repeating – for example ‘If you want to see a ….. you need to go to the…’ Write your poem using your notes from today and your planning from yesterday.

Maths – Months of the year

Complete your Skoolbo Maths task ‘Time 2’.

Take part in the 12 months of the year exercise song with Jack Hartmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkuE6Wa5kQ

Listen to the song to learn how many days are in each month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYshA2ybFdY

Create a poster to remind you how many days are in each month.

Music

Perform the performance poem you wrote in English today to someone in your family. Remember to add actions.

 

Year 3: Week beginning 4th May 2020

Monday 4th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Time Freeze’ and read chapter 1. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos. For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Have someone test you on last week’s spellings (fourth group of 5 spellings from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings list)   Write out each incorrect answer 3 times.  No peeking!

English – Newspaper reports

This week, we will be looking at newspaper articles and you will have a go at writing one about the VE Day at the end of the week. 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt  and watch the video, taking notes about what a newspaper article is and then complete the quiz at the bottom of the webpage.

What are the 5W’s?

Maths – Time across a day

Look at page 15 in this pack:  https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Learner_Maths_Y3_W8-9.pdf

Look at the times that the man has recorded his activities during his day.  What times are shown?  Note these times are in digital.  Can you use one of the online clocks (assigned on Purple Mash as a 2Do) to match those digital times to an analogue clock?

There is no need to print out the worksheet, you can access from any device and write answers on paper or tell them to an adult.

PE

Take part in a Joe Wicks workout.  You can access it live on Youtube at 9am or take a look at one of his previous workouts if doing it at a later time. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

RE

Watch film clip to find out about Sikhism, in particular who Guru Nanak was. After watching the clip create a comic strip to show the story of Guru Nanak.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zr86cqt

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Time Freeze’ read chapter 2 and complete the sequencing task.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Time Freeze and complete the SPAG chapter 2 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English

Tomorrow and Thursday, you will be writing a newspaper article about the end of World War 2 in Europe (VE DAY). Today, you need to research the key facts about the event to use in the newspaper, which are:

  • What happened?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did the events take place?
  • Who/which countries were involved?
  • Why did it end?
  • Are there any famous quotes you could use?

Record these in your notebook or on some paper. You will need these tomorrow. Remember our SMART rules for staying safe online.

Maths – Time across a day

Look at page 16 in this pack:  https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Learner_Maths_Y3_W8-9.pdf

Can you complete a daily timetable for yourself, similar to the example from yesterday?  Can you show your answers on an online analogue clock and write the time in digital form?

As we have only revised o’clock and half past last week, we aren’t expecting you to be any more precise than that.  So if you woke at 5 minutes past 8, you may write 8:00.

Science

LIVE' Science lesson at 10am! 

-Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

-Enter the 3 digit code which will be here: qay from 9am today. 

-Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Your teacher will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

-See you there!

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Time Freeze’ and read chapter 3.  Then complete the comparing characters activity which has been set as a 2Do.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Verb Tenses 1’.

English

Look at existing newspaper reports and see if you can highlight or find the features you’ve revised this week before starting to draft your article.

Go to Purple Mash and write a newspaper report as if it was VE Day 1945.  This task should last 2 days.  Today would be a good idea to draft your article with editing and improving to write your final draft tomorrow.

Maths – Telling the time – quarter past

We say quarter past, because the minute (long) hand has made a QUARTER turn PAST the o’clock.

¼ (one quarter) of 60 minutes is 15 minutes therefore on a digital clock it show as 15 minutes past.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y1_time_quarter_past

Can you do this quiz?  Set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

If you found it super easy then use the analogue and digital clocks to match the time and see if you can begin to use a 24 hour clock. E.g. ask an adult to say a time using am/pm and you show the time on both the analogue and digital clocks.  You can practise matching times using quarter past on the online clocks on Purple Mash or print out blank clocks if you have that facility.  Ask an adult to give you a time and show them on the clock.

PE

Today for PE we would like you to take part in a dance from Emma and James at Embody dance 9-9.10am.

Have a look at the ‘TopYa! Active’ app. Parents: Instructions for how to set up an account can be found at the top of this webpage.

Music

Begin a journey to Treasure Island!  Chant and rap along with the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/35TG6krkxZ29xyNHtCcvWC6/treasure-island-1-skull-and-crossbones

Thursday 7th May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Time Freeze’ and read chapter 4. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos.

For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Spellings 7’.

English

Write your final draft of your newspaper report to show the celebrations of VE Day in The UK. 

Remember to:

Write in third person (no personal pronouns such as I), Write in past tense, include the 5Ws, include a quote from a witness, the Prime Minister, the King or a soldier.  There is a template on Purple Mash – this has been set as a 2Do.

Maths – Telling the time – quarter to

We say quarter to, because the minute (long) hand has yet to make a QUARTER turn TO the next hour.

It has made a ¾ (three-quarter) turn past the last hour but we don’t say ‘three-quarters past 3”.

¾ of 60 minutes is 45 minutes therefore on a digital clock it show as 45 minutes past.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y1_time_quarter_to

Can you do this quiz?  Set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

If you found it super easy then use the analogue and digital clocks to match the time and see if you can begin to use a 24 hour clock. E.g. ask an adult to say a time using am/pm and you show the time on both the analogue and digital clocks. You can practise matching times using quarter to on the online clocks on Purple Mash or print out blank clocks if you have that facility.  Ask an adult to give you a time and show them on the clock.

French                                                                                                                                                       Use safe internet searches to find out what these French terms mean in English and how they are pronounced.  Use little pictures to help you remember them

il y a du soleil                    il pleut                 il fais chaud                        il fais tres chaud              

il y a du vent                      il neige                 il fait froid                           il fait tres froid

Then watch this video and see if you can listen out for the weather terms.  Shout ‘oi’ when you hear one!  Do you hear any other French words you know? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zj6w2hv

Friday 8th May – Bank Holiday to mark VE DAY

 

 

Year 3: Week beginning 27th April 2020

Monday 27th April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and read chapter 4. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos.

For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Have someone test you on last week’s spellings (third 5 spellings from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings list)

Write out each incorrect answer 3 times.  No peeking!

English – instructional texts

Go to Oak National Academy  https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/english/instructions-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-3-wk1-1/  Year 3 Week 1 lesson 1 – Instructions (fact retrieval)

This task can be accessed from any internet enabled device.  No login details are required.

Complete all of the activities within the lesson.

Maths - Time

Task 1: Look at page 13 in this pack:  https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Learner_Maths_Y3_W8-9.pdf

Discuss with an adult the time units shown on page 13 of the pack, thinking about when they might be used in real life.  Can you order them from smallest to largest?

Task 2: Remember that there are - 60s in a minute, 60m in an hour, 24h in a day, 7d in a week, 52w in a year and 365d in a year (except leap years where an extra day occurs on 29th February).

Now can you answer the questions on page 14 of the pack (link above)?

There is no need to print out the worksheet, you can access from any device and write answers on paper or tell them to an adult.

PE

Invent your own game.  It must include a ball, be easy enough for children to play and get your heart racing.  You can include other equipment you might find in our PE cupboard or your garden at home. 

PSHE - Resilience

Watch the clip. https://plprimarystars.com/resources/pshe-sample-pack Some of you may have had to stop sports or clubs that you love for the moment. With all that is going on in the world it may feel unfair and you may be disappointed. What can you do now at home to try and bridge the gap in this time away? How will you remain resilient and positive? Because you WILL get back to it.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and complete the sequencing task for Chapter 4.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and complete the SPAG chapter 4 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English

Go to Oak National Academy  https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/english/instructions-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-3-wk1-2/ Year 3 Week 1 lesson 2 – Instructions (word meaning)

This task can be accessed from any internet enabled device. No login details are required.

Complete all of the activities within the lesson.

 

Maths

Task 1: Thinking back to yesterday’s learning and what you already know, how many devices can you think of (or even find in your home) that measures time? You can draw, take pictures or just do a scavenger hunt for them.

Task 2: Can you find a calendar?  There are lots online to look at.  Can you work out how many days are in each month?  You need to remember these.  Remember the points yesterday – 2020 IS a leap year.  See if you can find any rhymes online to help you remember – feel free to make up your own

Computing - typing practice

If you have access to a separate keyboard begin working through First Steps on Purple Mash 2Type or complete level 1 of BBC’s Dance Mat Typing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

If you are working on a tablet, there are lots of apps out there to try OR simply type out the red sentence below a few times under ‘Notes’ and ask someone to time you.  See if you can beat your time.  Make sure you spell it correctly! Add 2 seconds to your time for every error you have made.  Practise makes perfect!

The big brown dog jumps over the lazy fox.

PE

Try explaining your game made-up yesterday to another person at home.  Could you play it?  Write down the rules or use drawings.  We can use these for our warm-ups in PE when we return to school.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and read chapters 5 and 6.  If you were a news reporter, what 5 questions would you ask Rumpelstiltskin in an interview? These can be written down on paper.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Definitions 5’.

English

Go to Oak National Academy  https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/english/instructions-identifying-and-understanding-the-features-of-a-text-year-3-wk1-3/  Year 3 Week 1 lesson 3 – Instructions (features of the text) This task can be accessed from any internet enabled device. No login details are required.

Complete all of the activities within the lesson.

Maths

Do you have a watch, stop watch or timer around your home or device?  See if you can estimate how long time passes e.g. shout “stop” when you think 10 seconds or a minute has passed and asks someone to time you. Time how long it takes you to do tasks during the day.  What unit of time is it measured in e.g. hours?

Make a log of your activities – these can be school tasks or things like playing a board game.

PE

Today for PE we would like you to take part in a dance from Emma and James at Embody dance 9-9.10am.

Mindful moment:

Take a few minutes out and use this to relax and calm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0m_-HQcRU

Thursday 30th April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and read chapter 7. Then complete the online multiple choice questions – these have been set as 2Dos.

For an added challenge, complete the ‘open-ended questions’ instead.

VGPS

Practise the fourth group of 5 spellings from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings list. Use the handwriting sheet to help you with this and spelling strategies.  Mrs Bayliss’ favourite strategy is rainbow writing.

English

Go to Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/english/instructions-spag-focus-adverbs-year-3-wk1-4/ Year 3 Week 1 lesson 4 – Instructions (Adverbs)

This task can be accessed from any internet enabled device.  No login details are required.

Complete all of the activities within the lesson.

Note: VGPS means Vocabulary, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.  Some schools refer to it as SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).

Maths – Telling the time - o’clock

By the end of Year 3 it is expected that you can tell the time to the nearest minute on a 12 hour clock.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y1_time_hours_mixed Can you do this quiz?  Set as a 2Do on Purple Mash. If you found it super easy then use the analogue and digital clocks to match the time and see if you can begin to use a 24 hour clock. E.g. ask an adult to say a time using am/pm and you show the time on both the analogue and digital clocks. You can draw, write, print blank clocks or use online ones.

If you found the quiz tricky, stick with a 12 hour analogue clock and ask an adult to quiz you on times shown on the clock and show an adult times on the online clock. Practise as much as you can, when you can.

Here is another good clock you could use: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

PE

Do a warm up with Minions and Zumba!  https://youtu.be/FP0wgVhUC9w  Tell an adult why it is important to warm up our bodies before exercise.

Geography

Watch the video and answer the quiz and mapping the world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/znm7vk7

Friday 1st May 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and in the Chapter 7 area, complete the book review for Rumple Rumple Stiltskin.  This has been set as a 2do.

English

Go to Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/english/instructions-write-a-set-of-instructions-year-3-wk1-5/ Year 3 Week 1 lesson 5 – Instructions (writing instructions)

This task can be accessed from any internet enabled device.  No login details are required.

Complete all of the activities within the lesson.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Sentence Construction 4’.

Maths – Telling the time – half past

 https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y1_time_half_past Can you do this quiz?  Set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

If you found it super easy then use the analogue and digital clocks to match the time and see if you can begin to use a 24 hour clock. E.g. ask an adult to say a time using am/pm and you show the time on both the analogue and digital clocks. You can draw, write, print blank clocks or use online ones.

 

If you found the quiz tricky, stick with a 12 hour analogue clock and ask an adult to quiz you on times shown on the clock and show an adult times on the online clock.

PE

Think back to our gymnastics lessons.  How many ways can you stretch, twist and curl?  Remember the importance of warming up your body to ensure your muscles are more flexible.

Science – Plants

Watch the following video number 4 about pollination.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Mf5rhbTkHLZ3fbJzScyDvC/primary-science-plants

After watching the video, create a series of cards to represent each of the stages of pollination. Challenge someone in your family to put them in the correct order.


 

 

Year 3: Week beginning 20th April 2020

Welcome back Oak Class! We hope that you have all had a lovely Easter holidays and enjoyed some family time together.

Monday 20th April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and read chapter 1. Then complete the quiz for the chapter – these have been set as 2Dos.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Definitions 4’

English

Log in to writinglegends.com and scroll back to 29th March – 12th April.

Click on ‘Ouch’ and complete the quick write activity, about a Teddy bear that has got hurt.

Remember to use rich and engaging vocabulary to engage the reader. Use vocabulary choices to help make your piece interesting. REMEMBER you need to ensure you are using capital letters when typing, check and double check.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo maths task ‘Number Pattern decreasing 2’ to practise your number sequencing.

Week 2 Lesson 1 Fractions on a number line. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

PE

Follow the link below and join Jamie on a Cosmic Yoga journey. This week you will be helping the Trolls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXDPIKn5sjA

Science – Plants

Watch the following video number 3 all about the anatomy of a flower.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Mf5rhbTkHLZ3fbJzScyDvC/primary-science-plants After watching the video, you could draw a diagram of a flower and label the functions of each part.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and complete the activity - A Repulsive Creature – This has been set as a 2Do.

VGPS

Today’s task is connected with your reading activity. Log in to Purple Mash Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and complete the SPAG chapter 1 PDF sheet. If you have no access to a printer write the answers down on lined paper.

English (for rest of the week)

Create a weekly diary, writing about what you have done each day.

Include: Activities you have participated in and how you are feeling.

Remember:

-          First person

-          Informal

-          Chronological order

-          Detailed description

-          Past tense

It would be lovely to share these diaries when we get back to school to see what you have all been up to!

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Eight times table introduction’

Week 2 lesson 2 Fractions a set of objects (1)

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

Log in to TTR and try and beat your top score.

Music – performance poetry

Watch the following video to learn the poem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAI7vQ7HxD0

Use voices and body percussion to create the sounds described in a poem. Perform the poem with expressive vocal and body percussion sounds.

PE

Follow the link and get your groove on with Kidz Bop. Follow the actions and create learn your very own dance! After maybe you could make your own dance to your favourite music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiXCxfWWwPo

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and read chapter 2. Then complete the quiz for the chapter – these have been set as 2Dos.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Spelling 6’

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Eight  times table’ then log on to TTR to practise your times tables.

Week 2 lesson 3 Fractions of a set of objects (2)

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

PE

Today for PE we would like you to take part in a dance from Emma and James at Embody dance.

Science

At 9:30am on Wednesday there will be a live lesson by Steve Backshell. Check out the lesson and get your grown up to send him a question to answer live. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A/?reload=9

French – Similarities and differences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjx3cdm/resources/1

Watch the video Not again Farley!

Think about why Farley did not want to go to school. Can you spot any differences with the learning that Farley had and the learning that you do in school.

Write a differences and similarities list.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Reading

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and read chapter 3. Then complete the quiz for the chapter – these have been set as 2Dos.

VGPS

Practise the third 5 spellings from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings list. Use the handwriting sheet to help you with this and spelling strategies. Once you feel ready, ask a family member to test you.

Log in to Purple Mash. Click on ‘Serial Mash’ and then on ‘Emeralds’. Click on ‘Rumple Rumple Stiltskin’ and complete chapter 3 SPAG activity.

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Eight Times Tables – Missing’ Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and try to beat your score. I will be looking at the scoreboard this evening.

Week 2 lesson 4 Fractions set of objects (3)

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

PE

Get moving with Jumpstart Jonny!

Follow the link and get moving “Everything is Awesome”

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

Religious Education

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zb2msbk

Kosher food laws include: fish must have both fins and scales not shells, animals must have split hooves and chew the cud, birds of prey with grasping claws are not kosher and milk and meat must not be cooked or eaten together. Utensils must also be kosher. Some Jews have separate milk and meat kitchens in their homes.

Think about how do you think Kosher law would affect Jewish people? Does it make life hard for them?

Write a list of any foods that you eat at special times or during religious festivals.

Friday 24th April 2020

Reading

Read your ‘reading for pleasure book’ Make a poster to convince your classmates that this is a great book. Take a photo of it and get your grown up to send it into school so it can be uploaded on to the website!

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Sentence Construction 3’

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Eight Times Tables – Turned Around’

Week 2 Lesson 5 – Equivalent Fractions

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

PE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE

Follow the link and have a brain break.

History – Early Britain

Watch the video below and think back to all we learnt about the Stone Age. Write a list of what the people back then had compared to what we have now. Then complete this sentence I think life was better in………

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-middle-stone-age-animation/zvkg92p

 
 
 
Year 3: Week beginning 30.03.20

 

Monday

Reading

Read the chapter one of ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ from Purple Mash.

Answer the quiz about chapter one.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Definitions 2’

English

Log in to writinglegends.com and scroll back to 29 Mar to 4 Apr.

Click on ‘What’s in the box?’ and complete the quick write activity.

Remember to use rich and engaging vocabulary to engage the reader. Use the vocabulary choices to help make your piece interesting. REMEMBER you need to ensure you are using capital letters when typing, check and double check.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo maths task ‘Number Pattern increasing 2’ to practise your number sequencing. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ week 1 lesson 1 - unit and non-unit fractions.

Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and try to beat your score. I will be looking at the scoreboard this evening. 

PE

Follow the link below and join Jamie on a Cosmic Yoga journey. Can you help Spiderman?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnO-lGEMOXk

Science – Plants

Watch the following video number 2 all about what plants need to survive.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Mf5rhbTkHLZ3fbJzScyDvC/primary-science-plants

After watching the video, you could plant seeds in pots and place them in different locations around your home, remember to give them all the same amount of water. Record what you notice about how they grow differently.

Tuesday

Reading

Read the chapter two of ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ from Purple Mash.

Answer the quiz about chapter two.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Vocabulary Development – opposites 1’ to identify the opposites of words.

English (for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Log in to writinglegends.com and make sure you are on 1 Mar to 15 Mar.

Click on ‘Guess the Character’. You will be planning, drafting, editing and publishing your creative character description so this will take some time even though you only have 100 words.

You need to think about a famous character (from TV, film or book) the description you write needs to give clues to the reader who the character could be.  Read ours to get an idea of what you could do.

He had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright-green eyes. He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Sellotape because of all the times his cousin had punched him on the nose. The only thing he liked about his own appearance was a very thin scar on his forehead which was shaped like a bolt of lightning. He had had it as long as he could remember and the first question he could ever remember asking his Aunt Petunia was how he had got it. He wore hand me down clothes that were oversized and worn.

Remember to apply all your writing skills, such as:

Interesting descriptive vocabulary.

Do not use the character’s name.

Stick to the character description do not write a story.

What do they look like, age, clothes, movement?

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Three times table introduction’

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ week 1 lesson 2 - making a whole

History – All week - Family timeline

A timeline is a listing of events in chronological order. This means that events are shown in the order they happened.

Your challenge this week is to interview a family member to find out the key events that have happened in your family for example births, deaths, marriages or first days at school. Write these all down and don’t forget the dates.

From here plot your timeline in chronological order and draw a picture or attach a photo of these key events.

PE

Follow the link and get your groove on with Kidz Bop. Follow the actions to learn the dance! After maybe you could make your own dance to your favourite music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnEDoVRaa0

Wednesday

Reading

Read the chapter three of ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ from Purple Mash.

Answer the quiz about chapter three. Write a postcard from Passport or Phil back home from the Taj Mahal use information from the text to help you.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Spelling 5’

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Three times table’. .

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ week 1 lesson 3 - tenths

Log on to TTR to practise your times tables.

PE

Today for PE we would like you to take part in a dance from Emma and James at Embody dance.

Art – Artist focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxGQi0-vigE

Watch the link about the famous Brazilian artist Romero Britto.

See how his work is beautiful, yet engagingly simple. Your task today it to create a piece of art in the style of Romero. Think about the patterns and the colours.

Thursday

Reading

Read the chapter four of ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ from Purple Mash.

Answer the quiz about chapter four.

VGPS

Practise the second 5 spellings from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings list. Use the handwriting sheet to help you with this and spelling strategies. Once you feel ready, ask a family member to test you.

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Three Times Tables – Missing’ 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ week 1 lesson 4 - count in tenths

Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and try to beat your score. I will be looking at the scoreboard this evening.

PE

Get moving with Jumpstart Jonny!

Follow the link and get moving “Shake it out!”

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

PSHE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-pshe-right-and-wrong-with-naomi-wilkinson/zvmcpg8

Here we see Naomi sing about being right and wrong. Can you make your own rap/song or dance about what you think is right and wrong? Perform it to your family.

Friday

Reading

Read your ‘reading for pleasure book’ Summarise what you have read to someone in your family. Tell them as if you are trying to persuade them to read it.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Sentence Construction 2’

English

Use your senses to describe photo one from your pack. Remember to use different ISPACE sentence openers and powerful adjectives to make your writing engaging for the reader.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Three Times Tables – Turned Around’ . 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ week 1 lesson 5 - tenths as decimals

Complete one of your shape sheet from out of your pack.

PE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI

Follow the link and do the online workout. It is busy and it is sweaty! Get that heart pumping!!

Geography – map skills

Use map of the UK to locate the different counties of England. Can you learn where they are? Where do you live? Where have you visited?

 

Year 3: Week beginning 23.03.20

 

Monday

Reading

Read ‘Carnival’ from your pack and tell someone from your family three facts about carnivals.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Definitions 1’

English

Log in to writinglegends.com and scroll back to 15 Mar to 29 Mar.

Click on ‘Buddy’s Blog’ and complete the quick write activity.

This is a blog so remember all the work we have done on informal language.

Maths

Complete your skoolbo maths tasks ‘Bigger Number - Three Digit’ and ‘Smaller Number – Three Digit’ to practise your place value. Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and try to beat your score. I will be looking at the scoreboard this evening.

PE

Follow the link below and join Jamie on a Cosmic Yoga journey. Can you defeat the Pokemon?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgTCnbf_rds

Science – Plants

Watch the following video number 1 all about parts of a plant.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Mf5rhbTkHLZ3fbJzScyDvC/primary-science-plants

After watching the video, draw a picture of a plant and label the different parts, remember to include a short description of the functions.

 

Tuesday

Reading

Re-read ‘Carnival’ from your pack, answer questions 1-4.

Make sure you read each question carefully and use evidence from the text to support your answers.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Vocabulary Development – similar words’ to identify the synonyms.

English (for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Log in to writinglegends.com and make sure you are on 17 Feb to 1 Mar.

Click on ‘I’m not that bad’. You will be planning, drafting, editing and publishing your creative story so this will take some time. You need to convince the reader that the main character is not a baddy, regardless of what the outside may think.

To convince the reader you need to remember to include reasons and back them up with evidence.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Four Times Table Introduction’ then complete pages 1-5 in your four times tables activity booklet from your pack.

RE – (All week) Judaism

Think about the origins of your food; think about why it is important to appreciate food.

https://youtu.be/XEcwkaIjpmk

Watch the story above. Shavuot is the Jewish festival that celebrates barley in Israel and explain that harvests happen all over the world at different times of year. Did you know that one Shavuot harvest custom is to decorate the synagogue with fruit and flowers? Think about where our food comes from and where it begins, the farmers, the lorry drivers and the shop keepers. 

Write a list of order of what happens to the food we have before we get it. Are you thankful for the food you have and the people that help you get it? Make a poster to say thanks to the people who help us.

PE

Follow the link and get your groove on with Go Noodle. Follow the actions and create your very own pattern! After maybe you could make your own dance to your favourite music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig 

Wednesday

Reading

Re-read ‘Carnival’ from your pack, answer questions 5-8.

Make sure you read each question carefully and use evidence from the text to support your answers.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo VGPS task ‘Spelling 4’

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Four Times Tables’ then complete pages 1-5 in your four times tables activity booklet from your pack.

PE

Today for PE, any time you watch a TV show and it finishes spend 1 minute doing an exercise. For example, count how many star jumps you can do in one minute, can you beat it the next time you have a break or a show ends.

Art – Artist focus

Ken Done is a famous Australian Artist.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjyr87h

He is inspired by landmarks and has a very interesting way of creating his pieces. Have a watch of the link and then decide on a landmark close to home or further afield that you could draw in his style.

Thursday

Reading

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Fluency 4’ Learning to read words fluently.

VGPS

Practise the first 5 spellings from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings list. Use the handwriting sheet to help you with this and spelling strategies. Once you feel ready, ask a family member to test you.

English

See Tuesday’s instructions as this is an ongoing piece of writing.

Maths

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Four Times Tables – Missing’ Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and try to beat your score. I will be looking at the scoreboard this evening.

PE

Get moving with Jumpstart Jonny! Follow the link and get moving “I like to Move it Move it!”

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff

Music – performance poetry

Read and learn the following poem, use voices expressively and rhythmically to recite the poem, create and add movements to the poem. Perform the poem to your family.

Playground Song

Round and the round the roundabouts

Fast and slow

Sliding down the slides

High to low

Swinging on the swings

To and fro

Playing in the playground

Watch me go!

Paul Cookson

Friday

Reading

Read your ‘reading for pleasure book’ Summarise what you have read to someone in your family. Tell them as if you are trying to persuade them to read it.

VGPS

Complete your Skoolbo task ‘Sentence Construction 1’

English

Use your senses to describe photo one from your pack. Remember to use different ISPACE sentence openers and powerful adjectives to make your writing engaging for the reader.

Maths                                  

Complete your skoolbo task ‘Four Times Tables – Turned Around’ and then complete one of your shape sheet from out of your pack.

PE

 Think about a PE lesson you have really enjoyed. You are now going to plan a PE lesson for your family.

Remember you need a warm up. Decide on some skills to master (Chest pass, balancing, moving at speed) Plan a way to do this and then deliver your own session with your family.

French – Basic Expressions

Log in to Skoolbo, and click on ‘Languages’ at the bottom. Then select ‘French’ and click on ‘Basic Expressions

Use these activities to try to remember the French words for hello and good bye so that you can tell someone if they were to ask you in an hour.

 
 
Spring 2
 
Tales of the Unexpected
 
 
 
Spring 1
 
Tribal Tales
 
 
Autumn 2
 
Underground, Overground
 
and
 
Take One Author - Aaran Becker
 
 
Journey by Aaron Becker

A picture adventure book to invoke the imaginations of the children in Year 3! We have chosen this book to allow the children to develop their inference skills, apply their own ideas to interpret this glorious book applying a range of English genres along the way.

We will follow a little girl (who the class have named Josephine) on a magical adventure of her own making, encouraging our children to imagine her feelings and thoughts throughout.

Aaron Becker is a famous illustration author who has produced many wordless books. Captivating children and adults by the turn of each page.
 
 
Autumn 1
 
Lost in the USA
 
 
Oak 3 took time out to reflect on their learning for this half term.
 

'In English, I really liked writing the story about Snow White in Texas,' Paige.

'In Maths, all of the calculations are challenging and help me learn,' Henry.

'I loved it when we wrote our trip advisor page about Texas,' Rory.

'In Maths, I like adding and subtracting using the new column method that we have just learnt,' Ollie.

'In one of our Maths lessons, I enjoyed using Now Press Play because I really liked the investigation,' Matilda.

In English, I really like working on getting my writing neat,' Zak.

'In Maths, I really like adding and subtracting bigger numbers,' Lacey

'In Guided Reading, I liked answering questions about Donald Trump,' Cassidy.

'I loved it when we were learning about Texas because it was fun,' Riley.

'I loved it when we started learning about America because I have found it interesting finding out about all the places,' Troy.

'I like English because I like learning about new things,' Romee-Lea.

'I like learning about Larry the dog,' Eva.

'I like listening to all of the Larry Gets Lost stories because they are really funny,' William.

'I like Maths because I have enjoyed doing the Texas booklets, Evie-Jasmine.

'In Maths, I liked learning the column method because I can now add and subtract faster,' Ollie.

'In Guided Reading, I enjoy answering questions,' Faye.

'I like English because I like putting my ideas down,' Lauren.

 

 
Welcome to Juniper 2!
 
 
2018 - 2019
 
Miss Noctor - Class Teacher
Mrs Whitlock - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 2
 
Oh The Places You'll Go
 
 
Summer 1
 
Street Detectives
 
and
 
Take One Author - Roald Dahl 
 
 
Spring 2
 
Fiery Flames
 
 
On Tuesday Year 2 travelled back to 1666 when they visited Blakesley Hall to learn about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London. All of Year 2 had a brilliant time exploring the house, dressing up as people from Tudor times, including King Charles II, Samuel Pepys and Jane (Samuel Pepys' servant) and learning all about how the Great Fire of London started. The children also had the opportunity to write using a quill and ink, look at artefacts, build a house and complete brass rubbings. During lunch the children were able to play with toys of the time, they thoroughly enjoyed racing on their horse. A great day was had by all and all the children were at their Birchwood' best.
 
 
Fire! Fire! London's burning! Juniper 2 are travelling back in time to solve the mystery about how The Great Fire of London started using evidence from Samuel Pepys' diary to discover more about London at this time. Have you ever considered roaring, ferocious fire breathing dragons may know more than we think? Was it all their fault?

  

'I can't believe a dragon has landed on our playground,' Tyler.

  

'I'm going to tell my mum and dad we have to get to school extra early in the morning to see if we can see the dangerous dragon,' Alfie.

  

'I loved tasting the different types of bread they might have baked in the bakery,' Millie.

 

 
Spring 1
 
On the Ocean Wave
 
 
Year 2 had a Skype conversation with the authors, Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler, of the book they are reading "Sam Silver Undercover Pirate Skeleton Island". The authors got the children to guess what was in the pirate sack by giving them clues, the children were able to ask the authors questions and finally Year 2 were lucky enough to have an extract from one of their books read to them by the authors themselves! Year 2 loved it and now can't wait to write more stories using all the tips they have learnt!
 
 
Ahoy There! It’s time to set sail with Captain Redblood himself and join his pirate crew. Do you have what it takes to become one of his shipmates? Join Sam Silver to travel back in time to explore what life as a pirate on the open sea was really like and discover more about these famous pirate’s and their Caribbean home.

 

'I can't believe pirates still exist today!' Troy.

 

'A cutlass is a pirates favourite weapon because the pistols don't work when they get wet!' Riley.

 

'I would hate to be a pirate! I wouldn't like to eat Sauerkaut, Bone Soup or Hard Tack!   Romee-Lea.

 

'It was our job to melt the ice and save Captain Redblood's treasure,' Kye.

 

'It was very exciting when we found Redblood's chest,' Amy.

 

 
Autumn 2
 
The Enchanted Forest
 
 
Our mysterious book character, Jub, is proud of her unusual job, to collect Happy Endings from the enchanted woodland ready for children’s bedtime stories.  We join her in her woodland habitat learning about the creatures we meet, the changes to the seasons and the effects on the wildlife living there.  We will capture images and collect artefacts to make our own texts and to help Jub find her own Happy Ending.
  
'Jub had six fingers!' Millie.
 
 'Nocturnal animals sleep in night and are awake in the day,' Ollie.
 
 'We met Fidget the fox. He is a nocturnal animal,' Georgina.
 
 
Autumn 1
 
Into the Lion's Den
 
 
Welcome to Hazel 1!
 
 
2017-2018
 
Mrs Webb - Class Teacher
Mrs Dow - Teaching Assistant
 
 
2017-2018
 
Mrs Webb - Class Teacher
Mrs Dow - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 2
 
Where The Wild Things Are
 
As apart of their new theme, 'Where The Wild Things Are', year one had a visit from the Wild Encounters team.  We learned about lots of different wild animals such as giant millipedes, fat tailed gerbils, tarantulas, meerkats and many more.  During the session the children had an opportunity to handle the creatures and ask questions.  Everyone agreed it was one of their favourite experiences so far.
 
'My favourite was the scorpion because they are deadly.' Kye
 
'I liked it when the meerkat sniffed up my nose and it tickled.' Millie
 
 
Summer 1
 
 
Year 1 visited Stafford castle on Friday.  We dressed up as knights and ladies from the castle, made lavender bags to make ourselves smell sweeter, minted our own coins, charged the Keep, defended the castle and learned a lot about the historical evidence and clues that made knowing these facts possible.
 
 
Year 1 will be covering our Take One Author, Julia Donaldson, and also castles.
 
"On Monday we read lots and lots of Julia Donaldson books with our friends.  They were amazing.  We are going to write to her and she is going to help us write stories," Troy.
 
"We all brought in our castles on Monday and looked at each others.  We are finding out about castles because the Lord and Lady of Stafford have invited us to their castle," Tyler.
 
 
Spring 2 
 
This half term we will be covering our theme No Place Like Home.
 
 
In RE this half term we explored the origins of the Purim festival.  It is a Jewish celebration which is based on the story of Esther.  We retold the story and made grapers (a shaker) to develop our understanding.
 

In science, we investigated the question; What can our hands do?  We discovered that they can identify different sizes, textures, temperatures and weights.

In Literacy, we used the 'Now Press Play' resources to follow a fairy tale mystery story.  We were the main character and had to help put back all the full stops and capital letters to help save our favourite fairy tales.