Year 3

Home Learning (School Closure)
Year 3,
 
I'm missing you all already! Please keep yourselves safe and I will see you all as soon possible! In the meantime, keep washing your hands as you've been shown and have fun learning at home; I can't wait to hear all about what you've been up to!
 
To help with home learning, I have compiled a list of websites for you to use whilst you're off from school that you might find useful. Please use these as and when you deem appropriate - a timetable can be found under the home learning tab on our website should you wish to add some structure to your day(s). This list of websites isn't definitive so feel free to use your own, too! 
As well as these websites, I have included resources for you to download or copy from in all of the areas we are currently studying at school; please scroll down for these.
In addition, each week I'll be posting home learning packs for you to use should you desire so keep an eye out for them.
 
Once again, stay safe and have fun!
Mrs Moody 

 Websites:

General:

Mindfulness - https://app.gonoodle.com/login

Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Paignton Zoo LIVE - https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/explore/webcams

General - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

General - https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

General - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Videos in all areas - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVcQH8A634mauPrGbWs7QlQ

PE:

Live PE lessons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

Ideas - https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0

Ideas - https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

English:

RWI - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Books - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Ideas - https://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/free-teaching-resources-activities/

Stories - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

Maths:

Times tables - https://ttrockstars.com/

Number - https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

General - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

General - https://www.prodigygame.com/

Art & DT:

Drawing classes by children's illustrator - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

Ideas - https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/

Ideas - https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/

Check out the PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING page for more fun and active PE ideas!
Week commencing 30.03.2020:
My favourite STEM activity in this pack is making the lava lamps! I'd love to see any creations you make from any activity, so why not send me a photo of your finished piece via the eschools messenger that I can then add to our web page? 
Resources:
Below are resources that we use within our daily school life in Year 3. Please download and use these resources with your children where possible. Any others that you wish to use in addition to these all help tremendously with your child's learning and development too! 
Why not get your child to test you, too?! This is a great way for them to see that learning happens at all ages, plus it's a great way for them to learn without them knowing! For example, download the times tables and race each other to finish!
Have fun!
Spellings:
Have a go at using our Look, Cover, Write, Check routine to learn the spellings for Year 3. Ways in which you could make things interesting are:
  • Race your family to be the first to accurately spell all of the words from a unit
  • Come up with a rap or song to learn the spellings of each word
  • Download or write out each spelling, place them in a circle with you in the middle, then get a family member to call out a word. Jump on the word then spell it out. If you're correct, you keep that card. Return to the middle and repeat until all words are learnt
Reading:
During the closure, I am going to make sure I read for at least half an hour each day, whether it be a book of my own or sharing it with my family (such as reading my son's books with him). Pick your favourites, find a quiet space to read alone or a space where you can share, then get reading :) You can read anything from books to magazines to comic strips and everything in between!
As we have been creating our own reading journals in class, it would be fantastic to carry this on at home as I know you were all incredibly excited to do these each week. I have shared some pages you may wish to print off or create like the ones we have used in school. Feel free to use these or make up your own - the possibilities are endless!
If you're running out of things to read, why not listen to an author read their creations to you? Here are some links to internet pages where you can listen:
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We never had the opportunity to finish our topic: 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles'
Due to this, it would fantastic for you to complete activities and learning based around this theme whilst you're at home. Our focus was on the subjects of history and computing.
If you'd like to, you can use these websites to help you find information about the Anglo-Saxons:
Struggling with ideas of what to do based on our topic area? Give some of these a go:
  • Create a performance! Why not come up with a song, rap, dance or full show just like they do on Horrible Histories to tell your family all about the Anglo-Saxons?! You could video your performance and send it on to family and friends who aren't in your house!
  • Build an Anglo-Saxon home out of materials found around your house or using blocks/Lego
  • Create a map of where the Anglo-Saxon reign was in England
  • Construct a crown and robe out of materials and be Alfred the Great for the day!
  • Paint or draw pictures of what life was like in Anglo-Saxon times
  • Create a puzzle, board game or quiz to test your family members to check if they've been listening to you!
Have fun and be creative!
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Spare paper:
Running out of lined and squared paper?
I've included some sheets for you to use should you require any additional sheets.

Welcome to Year 3!

Our teaching team is:

Teacher: Mrs Moody

HLTA: Mrs Baker

 

 

A few reminders:

  • PE is on a Monday morning – named kits should be in school every day.
  • I am out of class on a Wednesday  (for planning, preparation and assessment time) which Mrs Baker will cover.
  • Your child should have a named water bottle in class every day - the classrooms get hot and stuffy!
  • Your child should be reading as often as possible - we change class reading books throughout the week regularly. 
  • Your child's learning targets are the following:
    • Answering inferential questions when reading (i.e asking children what they think of characters and their actions rather than asking to recall events in a book)
    • Editing and improving their writing
    • Practising Y3 spelling patterns (these can be found below)
    • Practising multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (our times table fluency sheets can be found below. Additional resources can be found by following this link: https://www.timestables.co.uk/worksheets/)

Please remember we have an open door policy and are more than happy to discuss any queries or concerns so either catch a member of staff in the playground (but please be aware mornings are very hectic) or ring the school office to make an appointment.

We look forward to seeing all of you throughout the year.

Mrs Moody and Mrs Baker