Seesaw comments 19/5/20

Piper – It was so good to see your seesaw post! I’m so glad to hear that you have been learning about so many different things at home. You are doing such a fab job at being so helpful and kind around the house, looking after your pets (they are so cute!!!!), cleaning and mopping, cooking and what not! Fantastic! Keep it up! Great VE day decoration, celebration and learning!! Well done Piper 🙂

Igor – Your Lego air hockey is out of this world!! I’m speechless! Even the other game model was awesome! How talented! 🙂 Great spelling practice, science, grammar and comprehension work! Maths work was fantastic and spot on! Super star!

Ella-Rose – What a lovely way of labelling parts of a flower. I loved it! Great science, maths and comprehension work! You are a star!

David – Fantastic work in maths, science and English. 🙂 Keep it up.

Darcey L – It’s so inspiring to see you learn Spanish! 🙂 Well done! Well done for your maths work too!

George A – Such an amazing drawing! 🙂 You are an artist, George.

Natalie – That’s a brilliant maths, science and English work. You are a star!

Isaac – Fantastic times table and spelling practice. Great comprehension, grammar, science and maths work too! Keep it up, Isaac. 🙂

Asher – Great creative writing! Remember to miss a line before starting a new paragraph. Lovely comprehension and German work. Loved your pendant design. I think you are getting inspired by mum 🙂 Great job!

Sophia – Absolutely brilliant maths, science, grammar and English work! I liked the record of your reading and all the ambitious vocabulary that you come across. It’s a great habit!!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Wednesday’s learning 20/05/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths: Follow the link to watch the video of today’s learning – Tenths. Download the corresponding worksheets below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English – Creative writing:

Creature from the deep

Question time

  1. Where do you think the creature has come from?
  2. What do you think it usually eats?
  3. Why do you think it has come up to the surface?
  4. What do you think its feelings are towards humans?
  5. Is it possible that there are sea creatures as big as this one lurking in our waters?

Sentence challenge

Insert commas in the correct places in the sentence below.

Viciously an enormous tentacle exploded out of the frothing bubbling water heading straight towards a crowd of anxious people.

Sick sentences

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

A tentacle came out of the water.

The creature had a big head and big eyes.

Perfect picture

Imagine the creature is out of the water. Can you draw or describe what its entire body looks like?

RE – Worship in Buddhism

Today we would love you to find out more about how a Buddhist worships. Buddhists can worship both in a temple and at home. Buddhists try to live a good life by following the Buddha’s teachings, helping them to avoid suffering and bad feelings. They believe nothing in life is perfect and the way to avoid suffering is to follow a set of important guidelines known as the Noble Eightfold Path

Follow this link to a bbc page to recap what Buddhism is:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv

Activity option 1:

A big part of their religion is following the eight fold path.

What eight things do you think are important to living a good life and being a good person? Have a go at designing your own eight fold path.

Activity option 2:

A bit part of Buddhism is meditation. Why not spend some time trying meditation. Just like we have our ‘calm’ time in our Jigsaw lessons.

Activity 3:

You could do some more research on how Buddhists worship or look at one of their festival such as Wesak. You could film yourself talking about what you have learnt, make an information leaflet/factfile or create something using technology (a powerpoint for example).

You can find out about the Buddhist festival of Wesak, here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zbsp92p

We hope you have fun!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Zoom meeting reminder!

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Hello everyone,

This is just a reminder for the year 3 zoom meeting that is going to take place on Thursday 21st May at 11am. Mrs Phelps and I are really looking forward to see as many of you as possible. You could share any new skills that you may have learnt over this period of time. You could even show off any amazing pieces of work/art/anything else that you may have made. Can’t wait for Thursday!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw comments 18/5/20

What an absolutely brilliant start of the week! Mrs Phelps and I are so delighted to see all the amazing learning that you have uploaded on seesaw today! We are very proud of each and every one of you.

Igor – Fantastic spelling work, great to see you do assessment questions on maths and the maths work from home learning pack. Your German work was brilliant. I loved the video! You sound so fluent in German! Kudos. 🙂

Darcey L – Brilliant spelling work! Keep it up! Great to see you do some RE work on Oak national academy. Well done for your maths work too! You should be proud of yourself! 🙂

David – Great spelling and maths work. I liked your German work too! Well done, David. 🙂

Zuzanna – Wow! So happy to see and hear you say the numbers in German. Keep it up! Lovely to see your own homophones in addition to the ones given as spellings! Great maths work as well. Super work! 🙂

Natalie – Wow! That trifle looked so YUMMY! 🙂 As always, fantastic spelling work, well done for writing your own homophones too! Your German work was fab too, as was your maths. Next time, I’ll try to pop in some challenging questions but well done for doing maths as refresher anyway! Great Job Natalie.

Tom B – Great spelling work and well done for your German work too! Keep it up. 🙂

Freya – Great maths work and spelling work. Keep up the great stuff! 🙂

Isaac – Yay! So excited and happy for you! So close to 2 minutes!! Way to go, Isaac. 🙂 Practice makes perfect!! Very proud of you. Your English work and maths were spot on! I loved the fact that you used an onomatopoeia! What a great and innovative way to represent the numbers!! Just loved it! Your video was fab as well. You said all the numbers so confidently! Keep it up!

Maisy R – Very impressed with your work, Maisy! Great spelling practice and maths work! 🙂

Someone in Aspen has posted lovely work and information on dinosaurs but has forgotten to put their name on it! Well done for the work and please remember to put your name on it next time. Someone else has posted a picture of themselves with their brilliant , unfortunately your picture hid your face and your work did not have a name on it either. The work looks amazing! 🙂

Persephonie – That shepherd’s pie sure looks delicious!! I bet it was over in no time 🙂 Well done for your amazing spelling and maths work! Keep up the hard work, Persephonie. You are a star!

William – What a super impressive presentation on photosynthesis! I was absolutely impressed with both of you! Your video on book review was also great wherein you told us a little bit about the book and got us hooked! Fab maths and English work and well done for your German work. Very proud of you!

Asher – How lovely of you to be writing letters to your great nanny! And how nice of her to tell you all about her life in London during the bombings. May be you can share what she told you with the rest of the class, once we are back. I loved seeing you so focused when you were doing shadow drawing! One really needs to concentrate while doing such fine work. Keep it up, Asher. 🙂

Sophia – Brilliant maths, English and German work. Keep it up!

Minnie- Such great skills a sewing! That fish looked so nice! well done you! 🙂

Ella- Rose – Pleased to hear that you loved building the den! 🙂 It is great fun, I’ve got to agree. Did I spot you holding a stick with magnet at one end to catch anything metallic? That seemed quite interesting. Great spelling and maths work.

Looking forward to see more amazing work from you all tomorrow!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Tuesday’s learning 19/05/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths: Click on the following link and have a go at today’s lesson. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You can download the worksheet to go with it and the answers below:

English – Reading Comprehension:

Read the biography of Roald Dahl below and then answer the questions.

Questions:

  1. What made Roald’s mother a great storyteller?
  2. Do you think Roald would have liked his headmaster? Explain your reasons.
  3. What sport was he good at?
  4. What do you think the boys thought about being chocolate testers?
  5. Explain why Roald had to leave the RAF.
  6. How did Roald start writing stories?
  7. What word to Roald use to describe how children saw adults around them?

Now why not have a go at making up some of your own questions 🙂

Science

This week we would like you to learn more about the pollination process. This is the process where pollen is transferred from one plant to another and this usually leads to seeds being created. One way plants can be pollinated is by insects! As an insect collects nectar from a plant, pollen from the male part of the plant sticks to them. When they go to the next plant to collect more nectar, the pollen from the first plant sticks to the female part of this second flower.

Pollen can be found on the anther.

You can look at the link below to find out more and watch a video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zqbcxfr

If you want to look at pollen up close, you could dissect a flower to identify all the parts important to plant reproduction. Lilies are a great flower to use. Maybe you may see some insects pollinating plants in the garden or when you are out for a walk? You could also do some research to find out how else a plant can be pollinated.

You could create a non-chronological report or diagram of what you have learnt. Alternatively, try the activity below:

We hope you enjoy your learning!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments for last week 15/5/20

A few shout outs for last week’s work which was uploaded after I had signed out…

Igor – You nailed it!! You’ve got it now, your maths work on scaling was spot on! I’m so proud of you and your perseverance! You did not give up, you’re a champ! Your pictures of space, moon and stars were awesome! well done for doing maths challenges. 🙂

Sophia – Fanatstic work on maths challenges! It’s great to see that you and your mum worked as a team for some of the challenge questions. 🙂 Some of them were a bit tricky. But well done, you!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Monday’s learning 18/5/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video for today’s learning – Lesson 1 Unit and non unit fractions. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You can download the worksheet to go with it and the answers below:

There is more practice available on the bbc bitesize website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

English – Spelling:

This week we are looking at homophones. These are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Make sure you know the meaning of each spelling!

Now put the correct homophone in each sentence:

  1. The sky was filled with m_______.
  2. Next you must g________ the cheese.
  3. I have really m_________ you.
  4. Wow, you have g_______ a lot!
  5. I’m eating some tasty m______.
  6. She brushed the horse’s m________.

English – Reading:

Find your reading book, picture book or magazine and spend some time enjoying reading, either to yourself or to a parent. If you finish your book, write a book review: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year3/2020/03/16/book-reviews/

German from Frau Lees:

Hallo liebe Kinder!

Another week has gone by and I hope you and your families are all well. This week all year groups are going to be focusing on Numbers in German. 

Viel Spaß! Bis bald! 

Frau Lees 

Year 3

Numbers 1-20. Ash has learnt up to 20 already. Aspen has only learnt up to 12 so will be learning 13-20 for the first time. 

  1. Here is a list of numbers up to 20 in German.
  2. INSERT PICTURE
    Practise saying the numbers in German. This video shows you how to say them if you need a hint. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjRIv6Slnb4
  3. Go around your house and count (in German) all the rot (red) things you can see, all the blau (blue) things and all the gelb (yellow) things. 
  4. On a piece of paper, draw and colour the red/blue/yellow things you counted around the house and then write in German the number of items you have for each colour. 
  5. Go to this link and print out the sheet if you can. Try all the activities.https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/PrimaryGerman/numbers-to-20-practice-ge.pdf

We hope you enjoy today’s learning. Don’t forget to post pictures using the seesaw for class app!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 15/5/20

Hello year 3,

Hope you have read the previous blog about the year 3 Zoom meeting! Mrs Phelps and I are really looking forward to it! We hope to see a lot of you in the meeting. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about it. Let’s start with the shout outs!

Tom B – What a scrumptious carrot cake you baked! You must have posted it when I logged out last night. It was a yummy looking cake and I bet it must all be finished by now! 🙂 I liked the fact that you filled in the evaluation too! Great job, Tom! Well done for today’s grammar work.

William T – Impressed with all the work that you uploaded today, Will 🙂 You wrote an interesting story, quite liked the name of your main character, Smuglewump! 🙂 Your comprehension work was great as were your science and spelling work. I loved that picture where you have made some musical notes 🙂 Are you practising for a song? Would love to hear it! Super work! Keep it up!

Maisy R – Great going at maths challenges! I wish I could see your working out as well. Your grammar work was impressive especially the sentences you made. Brilliant stuff, Maisy! 🙂

Darcey L – What a lovely texture art work! That’s a nice way to end your working week! Well done for all your hard work this week. 🙂

Someone in Aspen has clicked a picture of a die with ‘?‘ on all its faces, wonder if someone is giving/sending a secret message, is it you, George? 🙂

Ella-Rose – My Goodness! Those fruit kebabs were so tempting! Mere sight of it and my mouth was watering! I bet they were DELICIOUS!! Your pizza also looked so yummy! Well done, chef Ella! I’m so impressed and proud! 🙂 Fab work at filling out the evaluation sheet too! Your maths work and grammar work were great! I loved the game that you were playing with your sibling! Quite liked the idea of checking out whose plane flew the furthest! I was impressed with your focus while measuring the distance using the measuring tape! Great skill acquired.

Isaac – I just loved your galaxy made out of marbles! How innovative! Loved your galaxy’s name – Raindrop galaxy. 🙂 The picture of satellite was very impressive, Isaac. Great PSHE thoughts penned down. Your English work from BBC bitesize was good. I was happy to see your regular spelling practice and times table practice. Well done for your maths and science work! You’ve worked really hard, Isaac. You’re a star!

Sophia – You are such a talented artist! I would pay money to buy that picture of space that you painted!! Please bring it for show and tell once we are back at school. 🙂 I also liked the paragraph you wrote on space. Well done, Sophia.

David – Lovely grammar work and great effort at doing some of the challenge questions in maths. 🙂

Freya – Wow! Such wonderful step by step pictures of preparing an omelette! I am so impressed and the omelette looked so DELICIOUS! Fab work at filling out the evaluation sheet. You’ve uploaded some really impressive maths work! 🙂 You demonstrated great skills at partitioning and dividing. Keep it up! Your story (pobble write) was fantastic! Always remember to miss a line before you start a new paragraph! 🙂 Also the word that you underlined as you were not sure of the spellings is spelt as distracted You were quite close! I loved your master piece ‘in the making’ (PSHE work)! Please do post it again on seesaw once you have finished colouring in.

Igor – Well done and a big pat on your back for going over your maths work from yesterday, Igor, if A (for example) is 8 times bigger than B, it means B is 8 times smaller than A. Let’s look at the example below:

Now Katie’s line of cars is 7 times longer than Sophie’s line of cars , which means, Sophie’s line of cars is 7 times shorter than Katie’s line of cars.

I hope that’ll clarify some doubts. If possible, go over your maths work yet again and see if you can correct it. Do not hesitate to post your work again on seesaw. I would love to see it! Your comprehension work was brilliant! I absolutely loved the sentences that you made (grammar work – challenge)! As always, your regular spelling practice was also spot on! You are a real champ, Igor!

Natalie – Fantastic maths work and English work! Keep up the brilliant work, Natalie. 🙂

You have worked really hard year 3! Well done for all your amazing efforts! Have a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Zoom meeting!

Hello Year 3,

Mrs Phleps and I have decided to host a zoom meeting with you all next week on Thursday 21st May at 11am. We would love to see as many of you as possible (preferably all)!

If you have already used zoom, you may have the app or know how it works; however, if you are unaware of how zoom works, I have written instructions below.

To use zoom online, click here to join the meeting.

If you have the app, click ‘Join a meeting’ and then type in the information given below to join.

We are very excited and hope to see many of you!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps