Seesaw comments 26/6/20

Well done for all your hard work this week, year 3. You make us so happy and proud! It’s lovely to see your achievements. Thank you for sharing them with us and also a big thank you to parents too for being so supportive and engaging with online learning! We know that it’s not the same as learning in school but children, you are doing great.

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Let’s start with today’s shout outs…

David – Well done for your maths, English and PSHE work! Keep it up. 🙂 It was lovely to see you enjoying in your paddling pool.

Tom – Wow! Very impressive work, Tom. Loved your science work, grammar and PSHE work. Very well done. 🙂

Sophia – Great PSHE and grammar work. Well done for grammar hammer too. Wow! What a lavish breakfast spread! 🙂 I think you are really pampering mum, well done.

Will – Well done for grammar work and maths challenges. 🙂 Great PSHE work too.

Igor – Great work at maths challenges. Brilliant PSHE/geography work. Well done for your grammar work. Wow! You’ve finished your reading record, start writing on a piece of paper and please tell me how many times you’ve read, may be a certificate is in the offing! 🙂 Lovely spelling practise.

Isaac – Loved your book-shelf and parallel and perpendicular lines! 🙂 Great way of showing parallel and perpendicular lines by colour coding them. It was lovely to read your Hooty story. Well done for spelling practise. Lovely design of the zoo, Isaac. Well done for your times table and grammar too! 🙂

Lewis – Great effort at handwriting, Lewis. Well done for doing fraction and time in maths. Way to go! 🙂

Ella-Rose – Great work on parallel and perpendicular lines and maths challenge! 🙂 Well done for your drawing too. Well done for catching up with the whole of maths work – angles and horizontal and vertical lines. Missed seeing your work yesterday and the day before on seesaw but you have compensated for it now. 🙂 Great science and English work, Ella. Very proud of you!

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Friday’s learning 26/6/20

PE: Have a go at activities from the following link:

Maths: If you have not finished all of these, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, you can click on the following link and do Friday Maths Challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables! https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year3/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

English – Grammar

This week we will be working on headings and subheadings.

We mostly use headings and subheadings in a non-chronological report. If you remember, when we were learning about rocks, you all chose your own rock and wrote a non-chronological report about it. It had the name of the rock as your heading and then you had three subheadings:

Type of rock – igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary

Physical appearance – how does it look, colour, texture etc.

Other properties – minerals in the rock, any other feature etc.

Watch the following link for more understanding of headings and subheadings: https://watchkin.com/a77c0e371c

Activity 1: Match the subheading to the correct paragraph.

Activity 2: Put the information given under the correct subheading.

Activity 3: Divide the information into subheadings

Optional: Once you have sorted the information, write them under the subheadings on a piece of paper.

PSHE – Picture news

This week’s story: Following a three-month closure period, Chester Zoo and many other zoos have been allowed to reopen.

Question: Should zoos have been allowed to reopen earlier?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Enjoy your learning, children. 🙂 Remember to put your work on seesaw.

Have a wonderful and a relaxing weekend.

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 25/6/20

Yesterday’s shout out…

A big shout out to Freya for amazing maths and English work! Loved the changes you made to the sick sentences, don’t look sick anymore! 🙂 Well done.

Today’s shout outs…

Igor – Wow! You made a sun dial! Well done for writing such a lovely story! Wish I could see the end part of it too. Well done for all your science work today. The last task in Science (fill in the gaps), please note that the length of the shadows change because the earth turns towards and away from the sun. Fantastic maths work. Well done for your spelling practise too.

Isaac – Lovely science work. It was great to see all of all the shadows! 🙂 What a clear depiction of the change in the size of the shadows once you move the ball closer or away from the light source. You did so great in your science work today! I’m truly impressed! I declare you the ‘scientist of the day’! 🙂 Lovely grammar work! Yay!!!! You are on your next time table now! WELL DONE! Your next target times table is 7. Great maths work and spelling practise! You’ve done brilliantly today.

Natalie – Good effort for your English work. Fantastic maths work! Well done for correcting the maths question.

Abiha – Well done for your paragraph in English.

David – Great job at completing your maths and English work.

George A – Well done for your grammar and maths work.

Sophia – Well done for grammar hammer. I’m impressed with the layout of the breakfast you made for mum! Super good! I bet mum must be REALLY pleased! 🙂 Fantastic maths and English work.

Lewis – Well done for your telling the time and hand writing practise. Glad to see you do times table practise. I hope you can do your target times table in 2 minutes now.

Darcey – Good to see you do some geography and maths.

Tom – A good effort at writing a story. Please make sure you write more descriptive stories, this one was a bit too short. 🙂

Freya – Brilliant maths and English work! I liked your story. 🙂 Well done for science too.

Well done for all your hard work everyone! Keep it up. 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Thursday’s learning 25/6/20

PE: Have a go at activities from the following link:

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 9, Lesson 4 – Parallel and perpendicular

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

You can download the corresponding sheet here:

Answers to the worksheet:

English: Creative writing

Locked

Story starter!

Despite pulling with all his strength, the lock wouldn’t loosen. His heart felt heavy with sorrow, and a forlorn look spread across his face.

His future lay in the balance. What happened in the next few moments could define the rest of his life, define his very existence…

Get paper and a pencil and either continue the story or write your own based on the picture above.

Science: Changing size of shadows.

This week in science, we are going to be studying and investigating the changes in the size of shadows.

Let’s revisit our understanding of shadows:

To begin with, look at this video link to know more about shadows.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6fnvcw

Activity 1: Which direction is the sun?

Look at the shadow and decide where you will draw the sun! Remember: Shadow will always be on the opposite side of an object to the sun! The first one has been done for you.

Now, your turn…

1st picture:

2nd picture:

3rd picture:

You are now about to make predictions, so my advise to you is to put your ‘thinking hat‘ on! I will first show you the picture!

Activity 2: On a piece of paper, write your predictions for these 2 questions.

Q1. What do you think will happen if the ball is moved closer to the torch?

Q2. What will happen if the ball is moved further away from the torch?

Now do the experiment: Take a torch and any opaque object if you do not have a ball. Find out what actually happens if you move your ball/opaque object closer and then further away from the torch. Share your results. Are they the same as your prediction or different?

Activity 3: This is the most interesting activity of all, I promise!! 🙂

You are now going to investigate how your shadow changes throughout the day. You need a sunny day to do this experiment and today is the ‘perfect day’ for it! 🙂

You will need:

  • An adult/older sibling with you to draw around your shadow.
  • A piece of chalk
  • Something to measure the size of your shadow (meter stick, measuring tape etc)

How to conduct the experiment: You will need to do this 4 times during the day.

  1. Go out in the morning (around 9.30 am), stand in a sunny spot and ask the person accompanying you to draw around your shadow with a chalk. measure the size of your shadow and write it inside the shadow.
  2. At around 12, go out again, stand at the same spot and ask the person accompanying you to draw around your shadow again. Measure the size of your shadow and write it inside the shadow drawn.
  3. Go out to the same spot again around 2.30 – 3 in the afternoon and ask the person accompanying you to once again draw around your shadow. Don’t forget to measure the size of the shadow, write the size inside the shadow!
  4. This is going to be the last time. Around 5 pm, go out and again ask an adult to draw around your shadow and measure its size.

What did you notice? When was your shadow the longest? When was it the shortest?

Fill in the gaps. For Q 3, 4 and 5, circle the correct option.

We hope you have a lot of fun learning today. 🙂 Remember to share your work on seesaw.

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 24/6/20

It was lovely to see many of you on our zoom call today! I hope you liked the quiz. Let us know if there is anything else you would want us to include in our next zoom meeting. Please do comment and give us your suggestions. 🙂

Yesterday’s shout outs…

Sophia – Impressive work on fractions! Well done Sophia, keep up the brilliant work! 🙂

Today’s shout outs…

Lewis – Well done for your spellings, handwriting and maths work! Keep up the great work. 🙂

Maisy R – Fantastic maths work!

George A – Fab work in maths, seems like you are in the process of doing it, I await Q s 7 and 8. If unsure, please ask and I’ll explain again. 🙂

Igor – I’m absolutely blown away by your super impressive RE work! Brilliant! 🙂 Fantastic maths work and great spelling practice. Brilliant transformation of sick sentences and great sentence challenge work! Lovely answers to question time. You’re a star, Igor.

Tom – Excellent RE notes on Hinduism and very well done for your English work today. 🙂

Natalie – Great English work, well done for RE too. Brilliant maths work! Please check Q 7. Thanks to mum who copies all the questions so beautifully, today’s work had some tricky drawings but mum, what a fabulous job you did! It’s the teamwork that is making this online schooling possible. Thanks 🙂

Persephonie – Great grammar work from the home learning pack and brilliant maths work! 🙂

Sophia – Fantastic maths work and great going at science! 🙂

David – What a lovely video presentation on Hinduism! 🙂 Well done for maths work and English work and I loved the picture that you drew.

Isaac – Lovely RE work, fantastic maths work and lovely to see your daily spellings and times table practice. I’m impressed with your English work today, you have used some really nice words. 🙂

Very well done, year 3. We are extremely proud of you all! 🙂

Keep learning and keep posting!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Wednesday’s learning 24/6/20

First of all, don’t forget the Year 3 zoom call today (24/6/20) at 10:00 a.m. The details have been emailed!

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv Alternatively, you can also do the sports challenge (see the separate post below)

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 9 Lesson 3 – Horizontal and vertical

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

You can download the corresponding worksheet here:

Answers to the worksheet:

Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables! https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year3/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

English: Creative writing

Locked

Look at the picture above carefully and have a go at the following activities:

Question time!

  1. Who does the hand in the picture below to?
  2. What is he trying to do?
  3. What/who is it that is locked away?
  4. How do you think is the animal feeling? How do you know he feels this way?
  5. What will happen if he manages to unlock the door?
  6. What will happen if he doesn’t?
  7. Why might the next few moments define the rest of his life?

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of emotions to describe how the animal is feeling?

Can you start a sentence with one of those feelings?

E.g. Distraught, he tugged with all his strength at the padlock.

Sick sentences!

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

  • He held the padlock in his hand.
  • He was sad.
  • He started to cry.
  • He wanted to open the door very badly.

Perfect picture!

Can you draw what is on the other side of the door?

R.E: Worship in different religions – Hinduism

In RE today, we will be focusing on Hinduism. The people who follow this religion are called Hindus. Their place of worship is called a temple or a ‘Mandir‘.

Watch the following video links and find out a bit more about Hinduism.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zmpp92p Read all the information given on this page and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh2hyrd

Activity option 1: Write a paragraph/type it up and share what you’ve learnt about Hinduism.

Activity option 2: Make a video presentation on the information gathered about Hinduism.

We hope you enjoy your learning today. Remember to share your work on seesaw!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 23/6/20

A few shout outs from yesterday…

Natalie – You have a brilliant attitude to learning! Well done for doing the corrections and reposting your work on seesaw. I’m so proud of you! 🙂

Demi-Mae – It was so wonderful to see posts from you yesterday! 🙂 The chow mien you made looked so delicious! Well done for writing that lovely story and your drawing of parrot was brilliant! The snails have grown so much!! I look forward to more posts from you.

Darcey L – Well done for doing maths work! Keep it up, Darcie. 🙂

Today’s shout outs…

Natalie – Amazing maths and English work!

Tahlia – It was lovely to see you do maths work on measuring mass. 🙂 Keep it up.

Darcey L – Great to see you practising spellings on spelling shed. Well done for your maths work too! 🙂

George A – Fab maths work. Great effort in making a presentation on Thomas Edison comprehension and answering the questions! Practising two skills at a time. 🙂 I’m so impressed with the informative presentation that you’ve made on reptiles! Great work!

Igor – Outstanding geography work, very impressive! Well done for correcting those maths questions. 🙂 Fantastic maths work from the home learning pack. Fantastic English, spelling and grammar work too! I can see that you are not only catching up with work from yesterday but also doing stuff in advance! I missed seeing your work here yesterday. 🙂

David – Fantastic maths, English and geography work. Keep it up, David!

Tom – Brilliant geography and English work! Well done.

Sophia – Well done for your maths, geography and English work. Berlin is in east of Germany. In English, for Q 8, you have to describe him in two words and then explain your choices. One is helpful, what is the other adjective?

Persephonie – Great maths and English work! 🙂 keep it up.

Lewis – Wow! Great maths and spelling work!

Isaac – Fantastic geography work! Lovely to read a part of your Hooty story, great maths and spelling work and lovely to see your daily times table practise.

Abiha – Glad to see your post! I can make out your maths work but it does not have your name on it. Your English work has a name but unfortunately the pic. is not clear so I can’t read your lovely work. Could you please click a clearer picture and resend it? Also, please remember to put your name on every work you post on seesaw. Well done for all your efforts. 🙂

William T – Great English and maths work. Well done for your grammar work too, good effort at writing the story. Good spelling work. In one of the spelling activities, you were meant to choose 5 words and then make sentences using those words, you accidentally wrote down the meanings of the words, pay attention to all the instructions given, Will. Great explanation, nonetheless! 🙂 Lovely to see your science work too.

Great work today, year 3. We are really proud of all your hard work and efforts. You are real super stars!

Looking forward to seeing you all on our zoom meeting tomorrow at 10 am!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Special message from Mrs Lees 23/6/20

Hello Year 3!

David and Freya thank you for your videos of you counting up to 20. You both did a brilliant job with very accurate pronunciation!  Natalie, how lovely to see you doing the different computer games to practise your German.  Isaac, I am so glad you enjoyed the games you were doing and I notice you were trying the one on farm animals. Are you still doing Duolingo? Keep up your great work and take care.

From Mrs Lees

Tuesday’s learning 23/6/20

PE: For PE today, why not have a go at activities from the following link:

Maths:

Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 9 Lesson 2 – Compare angles.

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

You can download the corresponding sheet here:

Answers to the worksheet:

English: Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions based on the text above:

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, why not write a book review: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year3/2020/03/16/book-reviews/

Geography: Physical and human features of Berlin

Activity 1:

Find an atlas (if you have) or use google to locate Berlin on the map of Europe below and answer some of the following questions:

Europe Blank Map HD

1. Which country is Berlin in?

2. What continent is Berlin in?

3. Is Berlin in north, south, east or west of its country?

Today you are going to study human and physical features of Berlin. Just to remind you, all man – made things are human features, like buildings etc. and all natural features are physical features like rivers, mountains etc.

Have a go at the links below and find the following information about Berlin:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zxsmhyc

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Berlin

Challenge: Do you think Berlin would be larger or smaller than Chelmsford?

We hope you enjoy your learning today. Please don’t forget to put your name on your work before uploading it on seesaw! 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 22/6/20

Few shout outs from last week…

Abiha – It was so wonderful to see your post! Well done for your maths work! Looking forward to more work from you on seesaw!

Tia – Wow! So pleased to see so many posts from you on seesaw. It was great to see you and your siblings having a go at learning, exercising, painting, playing puzzles, planting seeds and what not! I’m impressed. Looking forward to more posts from you.

Today’s shout out…

Isaac – Great to see you having fun with your German learning! Fantastic maths work. Well done for your spellings and times table practice. Impressed with your comprehension work from the home learning pack too! Great going, Isaac. 🙂

Persephonie – It’s wonderful to see your post on seesaw. Well done for your last week’s (Friday) maths work. Have another go at Q5. They are asking you how 5 equal groups of 6 would look like. Fantastic work at answering the question time in pobble writing! 🙂 Great job, Persephonie.

Zuzanna – Well done for your maths and spelling work! You have made lovely sentences! Keep it up, Zuzanna. 🙂

George – Great spelling practise!

Tom – Fantastic spelling work, Tom! Keep it up.

Ella-Rose – Awesome maths and spelling work! You’re a star!

Lewis – Lovely to see that you are practising to tell the digital time, lovely handwriting practise and great to see your work on near homophones! Brilliant stuff, Lewis . 🙂

Natalie – Great maths and spelling work! Pleased to see you having ago at the German activities. 🙂 Natalie, could you please check Q 1 e, f and Q7?

Freya – Great counting in German! Great maths and spelling work! 🙂

David – Fantastic counting in German! 🙂 Loved your brilliant maths and spelling work! Great to see that you had also written the numbers down in German in addition to saying it out loud. Keep it up!

Sophia – Great spelling and maths work. Please check Q 1e. Impressed with all the wow words from your reading book. My favourite is ‘timidly’ I also loved the sentences that you have made. What a star! 🙂

Someone in Ash class has submitted maths work which is a bit blurry and also does not have a name. Is it yours, Abiha? Well done for the efforts, whoever has done it! Kindly remember to name it before you seesaw your work.

Well done for all your hard work today! Keep it up. 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey