Welcome to Class 3!
Mrs Duckels and Mrs Bradley
Mrs Smith, Mrs Goddard and Mrs Hinchliffe
The fantastic work you have been doing during week 2 of closure.
Some of the fantastic work class 3 children have been doing at home... keep on sending us your work and we will pop it on the website.
Hello everyone, children and parents! We hope you all managed the 1st week of being at home. It probably had a few ups and downs as everyone settles into not being at school for the time being, but that’s ok! It's a fresh start this week. We had some beautiful weather last week and lots of children have written and told us how much they enjoyed playing outside. Even if it’s cold this week, hopefully you’ll still be getting out into the garden to play. Mrs Bradley and Mrs Duckels have been busy with their children and have been out digging, washing toy cars and planting seeds. Inside we have been doing lots of reading, counting, singing, baking and some puzzles and games. We hope you have been doing some work and some play! Have a look at the fantastic work children have been sending in so far. We know you’re probably missing school and your friends and we’re missing you too, but remember, staying home means we’re staying safe and this won’t last forever.
Here are our email addresses if you need to get in touch with us. Please send any work you would like to share to both of us, we would love to see what you have been doing.
Update We will add new maths and literacy activities to the top of this list every Monday and Thursday. You don't have to do all the work we add, but try and do some. Don't forget your reading and times tables!
English Thursday 2nd March 2020
Can you create some speech bubbles of your own? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ede8hNEqwlQ
Can you create some direct speech of your own using inverted commas? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiinspRKGAY
Maths Thursday 2nd March 2020
Can you measure and compare the lengths of objects in your house?
You can use non-standard units to measure objects e.g. lego. How many lego pieces are used to measure a wooden spoon? Paintbrush? Slipper? Hairbrush? try some of your own.
Using a tape measure accurately measure objects in centimetres (cm) and compare lengths using more than, less than and equals sign < > = e.g. 12cm<18cm
English Monday 30th March 2020
https://youtu.be/RCWFYl1hm7E (The Smartest Giant in Town)
https://youtu.be/qkNgTF5UNvo (Goat’s Coat)
Here are 2 new stories this week.
Make a list to show what's the same and what's different in these stories.
Write a letter to the main character in your favourite story. Explain which story you prefer and why.
Choose your favourite character. Draw them. Write words to describe their personality inside and words to describe how they look around them.
What lesson/virtue do these stories teach us about? Can you write your own version of one of these stories? Change some characters/setting but keep the message? Do it as a cartoon, a written story or make a video and tell me the story!
Write a letter to the class. Tell them what you and your family have been doing and ask them any questions you have.
English/Art 30th March: Design a new coat for Alphonso the Goat. Cut it out and decorate it with collage using different materials/types of paper. Think about what qualities it might need to have, e.g. does it need to be warm? Waterproof? Etc Write a letter to Alphonso and tell him about the coat you have designed for him.
Maths 30th March 2020
I’ve become a YouTuber!! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_sviaFYuDQ&feature=youtu.be
I’ve made a little video for you on youtube to show you and your parents how you can do division with remainders using Lego to help. For parents, if the children want to try more than the examples on the video, only give them numbers to divide by 2, 3,4, 5, 10 as these are the tables the children are most secure with. Also, practise your times tables. Write the multiplication and the inverse for division e.g. 2x3=6 , 3x2=6, 6÷3=2, 6÷2=3 etc
Singing makes you happy!
This week’s song is a very popular song in Ireland, “The Ratlin Bog”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlxHacLEOQc
DT 30th March 2020
Make a crown for someone in your house. George got his for being the kindest giant in town, what is your crown for? E.g. kindest, most helpful, most patient, best sharer etc (You can do more than one crown!) Choose images/decorations to match the person.
Baking: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/cupcakes_93722 Get an adult to help you bake some cupcakes this week! You don't have to use icing, you can just add sprinkles or add raisins or fruit to the cake mix.
RE 30th March 2020
Watch and say a Lenten prayer for children from CAFOD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhZgije-n0U
Think of all the people you love and miss right now. Draw a picture of them all and decorate with rainbows, a symbol of hope. Share your rainbow of loved people in your window if you like.
Create your own wonderful world! https://cafod.org.uk/extra/comeandsee/gww/gww.swf
Keep In Touch!
I will be holding a Zoom Conference (a bit like Skype but where we can all go on at once and see and speak to each other!) on Tuesday 31st March at 2pm. Ask an adult to go to the zoom website, sign up (It’s free) and then enter the link here tomorrow at 2 to join the conference. Id doesn’t matter if it is a bit after 2pm, you can join at any time so long as I am still on. **taking part in this activity says that you have consent/permission from your parents to be taking part and that they realise that other children will be watching them but are happy for you to be on the conference, supervised by me.
Eithne Duckels is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Class 3 meeting
Time: Mar 31, 2020 02:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 934 748 911
Go on a shape hunt around your house and garden. Can you display your results in a table with a tally chart? With this information can you create a pictogram or block diagram?
You could do both a 2D and 3D shape hunt.!
We have recently been learning about 4 types of sentences: questions, commands, statements and exclamations.
Can you create each of the 4 sentences about the same thing? for example:
Can you give me the bubbles? (question sentences must end in a question mark and usually start/contain one of these words: why, what, when, where, how, are, will, is, can, how, do, were, or would)
Give me the bubbles. (commands can end with either a full stop or exclamation mark)
The bubbles are big. (statements end in a full stop)
What big bubbles they are! (exclamation sentences end with an exclamation mark and must start with how or what and include a verb)
You can also do this with paper strips if you don’t have any wool/yarn at home.
See what you can make! Use a cardboard box to make your loom just like we did at school.
Bananas cost £2.00
Bread costs £1.50
Chocolate costs £50p
Crisps cost £25p
Milk costs £1.90
You have £5.
What can you buy? How many different shopping lists can you make? How many of each item can you get? What change would you get? How much more would you need if you bought one extra thing on each of your shopping lists?
How will you work out your answers? Can you draw it? Bar model it? Use equipment (You could use lego instead of base 10)? Written method?
English Project: Would you like to be an astronaut?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v_9K5Uak50 (Video of the book)
Man on The Moon, A Day in the Life of Bob.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwZb2mqId0A (real Moon landing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkvsWBfmgtw (a day in the life of a real astronaut)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhD8GFwy734 (What do astronauts do? Cartoon)
Read/watch the book on Youtube.
Act out the story.
Create your own space/Moon picture and write about it.
Make a cartoon to retell the story of Bob Man on The Moon
Pretend you are Bob, write a diary entry about your day
What sort of things does a real astronaut do? Make a poster advertising an astronaut job!
Would you like to be an astronaut? Why/Why not? Write a letter to persuade me why I should or should not become an astronaut.
DT: Make a space rocket for Bob using your recycling, lego, play dough-you could even try to bake a rocket shaped biscuit! http://saucepankids.com/recipe/simple-shortbread-biscuits/ Always get an adults help if using the oven!
Write/say a prayer for everyone who is having difficulties at this time because of the Corona Virus. Think about how the virtue of hope might help us at this time. Draw a picture of something that makes you feel hopeful/happy.
Sing: Somewhere over the rainbow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XulvnXo6BJk
Listen to #abookaday by Oliver Jeffers https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/
Geography: Create a map of your local area. Include key places (such as your home, shops, roads etc) create a key for this so we know what things are, don’t forget to add your compass!
Study the human and physical features of your garden or local area (if safe to do so). What is man made? What is natural? Create a tally chart to display your results. Can you make a block diagram or pictogram to show these results too?
Science: Explore what items are magnetic and sort them into groups (magnetic, not magnetic) use a strong fridge magnet to do this. Can you display this on a Venn diagram?
Can you create a magnetic maze? Draw a maze on a piece of paper. Place a magnet underneath, guide something magnetic through your maze.
Design your own magnetic game! Make sure to write down instructions of how to play it.
Test the strength of different magnets. Stick some paper clips linked together to the table. Place a magnet on the end. Slowly moved your magnet higher and higher. When the paperclips drop record what height your magnet was at before they dropped. Repeat this with different magnets. Record your results and find out which magnet was the strongest.
Computing: Use purple mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stanthonysbd18
The fantastic work you have been doing at home during the first week of closure
If you'd like to hear some new stories look on here: https://www.storylineonline.net/
When the children started in class 3 in September they created a class contract and drew images of themselves. These are displayed in the entrance to the classroom to remind the children of the rules each morning. We have also started doing whole class discussions, I have put a picture on of some of the rules we need to remember when participating.
Friday 15th November 2019 was Children in need day. Class 3 created Pudsey bear ears.
Here they are, aren't they cute!
Find out what we will be learning about this half-term...
Knowledge organisers for Topic and Science.
A knowledge organiser will be sent home each time we start a new Topic or unit in Science. One will also be placed in your child's book. This is to help them understand what we will be doing and to use as a point of reference if they are stuck with something.
Here is some of the artwork we have done this year...