Welcome to Year 3, our adults in our classroom are, Mrs Kelly, Miss Cox,
Miss Bastin. Here you will see all our fun learning for this year! This term our topic is all about Let's navigate through the British Isles.
Our homework and reading homework is given out on a Friday, to be returned on the following Thursday. We will need our P.E. kits on a Monday and Tuesday.
We will be starting Times Tables Rockstars this term, which is a program to help your children practise their times tables.
Year 3 email address
Year 3 now have their very own email address! This will help all of the team to see what fantastic activities and learning you have been doing at home! Please email any learning, activities you have completed or anything new you have been taught to this email address, I can't wait to see it! We would also love pictures which we will be able to share on our web page. Thank you, Mrs Kelly.
Please see the wellbeing area for all our learning this term.
Please see the home learning area for all our learning this term.
During this time, there will be daily challenges to complete! The website will be updated everyday with a new challenge for you to complete! When you have completed the challenge, email pictures/videos or a bit about what you did to the class email address.
Challenges for this Week
Daily Challenge (30/03/2020): to make the best bubble mixture.
Bubble mixture recipe: washing up liquid, water, a spoonful of sugar and a few drops of glycerine if you have it.
Bubble wands: any object with a hole in it such as the loop of a key ring, a pipe cleaner bent into a circle, a hula hoop or a curtain ring.
Can you try different soaps and different ratios of soap to water? Which mixture is the best? What was your criteria for the best mixture?
Can you think of other ways to make bubbles?
Daily Challenge (31/03/2020): Create your own game that involves throwing and catching.
Your game must have a ‘goal’ to score.
This could be a hoop, a person in a certain area has to catch it or a certain amount of passes...
You can create your own rules eg. Can you move with the ball? have a certain amount of time to pass the ball or only underarm throws allowed. It can be individual or team.
Daily Challenge (01/04/2020): Complete a small act of kindness
Is there something you can do to help out a member of your household? What could you do to show you care and to help out at home? What is your act of kindness?
You could offer to help with a chore eg. washing the dishes, tidying up your bedroom.
Maybe you can make a card for someone special in your household to say thank you!
Daily Challenge (02/04/2020): Remembering your 2D and 3D shapes
How many 2D shapes can you spot in the house or garden? How many 3D shapes can you find outside?
Can you create your own 2D or 3D shape? How about a square using pencils/felt tips or sticks from the garden? Can you make a tetrahedron from spaghetti?
Daily Challenge (03/04/2020): Can you create your own drum and play along?
Play homemade drums - use items like tin cans, empty yoghurt containers, boxes, and coffee containers. Clean the containers, then tape or glue paper to the top to act as a drum head. Your homemade drums can also be decorated with stickers, illustrations, or glitter to make them more attractive. You can even use your pots and pans - although ask your mum/dad first!
Choose your favourite piece of music and play along to the beat of the drum!
Please find below useful links which may help you with your learning at home.
Penpals Schools- https://www.penpalschools.com/index.html
Class Dojo – https://www.classdojo.com/
Classroom Secrets - https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk
Timestable rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Numbots - https://play.numbots.com/#/intro
Both TTRS and Numbots have the same password. Your child has been given these passwords at the start of the year and have been sent home again on a label on their yellow reading record.
Have a look at some these amazing virtual tours!
Let me know which one is your favourite and why.
I enjoyed looking at the dolphins in the aquarium and the Polar bears.
Discovery Education Virtual Trips
This website has several virtual trip options covering a range of topics. A few of the topics include Polar Bears and the Tundra, Social Emotional Skills, STEM and Manufacturing. Each virtual trip comes with a companion guide, too.
Wolf Conservation Center
This collection of webcams allow you to enter the private lives of "Ambassador" wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai, and seven elusive packs of critically endangered wolves via unobtrusive cameras in and around den sites.
Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with 360o views from inside the monument. Select the hotspots to find out more.
Pyramids of Egypt
Take a virtual tour of the world-famous Pyramids of Egypt. You can even see the Sphinx and inside the Mastaba Tombs.
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
Take a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris.
Here you can see a 360o panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.
Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum in London, find answers to your big nature questions and uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Watch live cams of their rescued dolphins, Winter, Hope and PJ, as well as an otter, pelican and turtle camera.
Complete the ELAN #weappreciateyou challenge.
You must choose a key worker role and create a poster about them decorated with a rainbow. Hold up your pieces of paper, or you could stick them to your top! At 12pm, record yourself (or take a photo with your poster) doing a minutes applause to show your appreciation. At the end, do a big shout of 'we appreciate you!'. I look forward to seeing all of your videos/photos!
Remember to take a break!
Have a look at some of these activities and try one a week.
When you have completed one post a picture/video or explanation of what you did via the class email address.
A Jigsaw gift…for families
Have a look at some of these resources to support PSHE lessons. There are downloadable stories and audio links to help with calming techniques to prepare for brain breaks.
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We have had an amazing first week back, the children have shared all the exciting things they have done over the half term. We have started to look at poems this week and the features of a poem. We have used our amazing ideas to complete and write our own poem. We have also been busy in Maths this week and have been looking at arrays and multiplying. They have also looked at atlas' to find where Weston-Super-Mare is located and have drew their own map of the south west of the United Kingdom.
We have been very lucky to have M and M productions come into the school to perform the play 'Peter Pan'. Our children loved watching the play and took hints and tips about performing. They later performed their own plays of 'The princess and the Pea'.
We have been looking at traditional tales in English, the children have created a whole class story map and then we have used actions to retell the story. The first story we looked at was 'The Princess and the Pea' and now we are looking at 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'. The children then had to retell the stories in their English books and change characters or objects within the story. We were amazed with their stories and the use of adjectives within their work. We have also been focusing on multiplication and division in Maths, the children have been using different techniques to answer some problem solving questions.
Year 3 have been enjoying their Friday afternoons at the woods with Mrs Parker, at forest school. Here are some photos of the children exploring.