Seesaw comments 12/6/20

What a fantastic week of learning we have seen on seesaw! Well done for all of your hard work. We are SO proud of you 🙂 I was always amazed to see how many did ALL of the bonus maths work I posed – WOW! Have a lovely weekend!

Isaac – Wow! I loved the video that you made about routines and how you created a Lego model of the field! It is great that you are being creative as you explain your opinions and I enjoyed hearing about all the animals you see on your walks. I was really impressed with all the work you did today – including all of the extra maths! Well done 🙂

Sophia – It was fantastic to see you looking up the definitions of words you were coming across in your reading. I hope you’re enjoying your book. Amazing maths work as well today – well done!

Natalie – Amazing! You did so much maths work today! Well done for your work on word families – do you think you can think of anymore words that could go in the ‘care’ family? You could use prefixes and suffixes such as un- , -ing, -ed or -less.

Ella-Rose – I love the verb game and adjective game you played. Sounds like a great idea – I will try this out! Great work on word families and maths today too. Very impressed with how much work you did today!

Tom B – I was very impressed with you grammar learning today! Also lovely to see your creative writing . I love that you used the word ‘inspired’ in your writing 🙂

David – Well done for showing resilience and determination with your learning today – I am so proud that you went back over a question from earlier in the week! Great job on your grammar and maths work 🙂

Lewis – Brilliant work today again. You have been doing very well with the learning books you have been brought – thank you to who got them for you 🙂

Darcey – Really pleased to see you on spelling shed! Well done for your hard work 🙂

Igor – Lots of fantastic work again today Igor! I was amazed to see the amount of maths work you completed 🙂

Asher – It is great to see you showing passion for History! You will get to learn about the Romans in Year 4 so now you will have some knowledge ready to wow the teachers and your classmates 🙂 I have been very impressed with all of your black history learning too! Great job!

Jack – Lovely to have a post from you today and see you battling Megan on spelling shed! Who won? Well done for your hard work 🙂

Friday’s learning 12/6/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv or perhaps try a gymnastics challenge (see the separate post below).

Maths – Today, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Alternatively, I’ve created a collection of questions about place value and addition if you would like to revise and practise these:

English – Grammar:

This week in Grammar, we are looking at root words and word families.

Explanation of Root Words and Word Families

  • A root word is a word that has nothing added at the beginning or the end.
  • It has a meaning.
  • New words can be made from a root word by adding prefixes and suffixes.
  • All the new words that can be made from this root word, create a word family.

For example:

help is a root word.

It can grow into:

  1. helps
  2. helpful
  3. helped
  4. helping
  5. unhelpful

All these words belong to the word family ‘help’.

Why not explore some of your own word families! You could make your own diagram like the one below:

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: As some children return to school, we think about how our routines have changed during this time.

Question: How important is it to have a routine?

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!

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

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We hope you have another fun day of learning! Well done for all of your hard work this week and enjoy your weekend 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Thursday’s learning 11/6/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv or perhaps try a gymnastics challenge (see the separate post below).

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 7 Lesson 4 Comparing fractions  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You can download the corresponding worksheet here:

These are the answers to the worksheet:

Or try the questions below:

English – Creative writing:

The Artist – Story starter:

He had been working on the drawing for hours, locked away in complete silence in his study, letting his imagination run wild. The only sound that could be heard was the soothing scratching of his pencil on the textured paper.

When he had finished, George stood up and took a step back, proud of the work he had done. As George spoke the magic word, the ship’s sails started to flutter as if a strong breeze blew through the room. He loved this moment, seeing his creations come to life…

Get a piece of paper and continue the story or write your own!

Science:

This week are looking at how light travels. Light travels in straight lines. It cannot bend around objects.

See this diagram:

You can watch this clip for demonstrations that show that light travels in straight lines: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyntsbk

Light can reflect off of surfaces! The light hits an object, and bounces off of it, in a straight line. Some surfaces reflect light better than others (mirrors reflect light very well!)

Watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/zqdxb82 and/or read the information below.

Activities

Hopefully somewhere in your home you can find a torch (they are often built into mobile phones!) and a mirror (you could kindly ask an adult if they might have a small handheld one).

Use the two things to investigate!

  1. In a dark room, shine the light onto the mirror – Can you see the beam of light reflecting off of the mirror?
  2. Can you make the light ‘bend’ around a corner or an object by shining it onto the mirror?
  3. Could you test how reflective different materials and objects are in your home?
  4. If you can find enough small mirrors, you could try make a mirror maze, like this example here, where you bend the light more than once!

Have fun learning today! We are so proud of the work you are doing at home and the passion you are showing 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Wednesday’s learning 10/6/20

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

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv or perhaps try a gymnastics challenge (see the separate post below).

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 7 Lesson 3 Equivalent fractions.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You can download the corresponding worksheet here:

These are the answers to the worksheet:

Or try the questions below:

English – Creative writing:

The Artist

Question time!

  1. What will George do with the ship now that it has magically appeared?
  2. ‘He loved this moment, seeing his creations come to life’. The story starter refers to George’s creations in the plural. What does this tell you?
  3. What other drawings might George have done in the past? Where are they now?
  4. If you could draw anything (knowing it would come to life) what would you draw?
  5. What was George’s magic word that helped his creations come to life?

Sentence challenge!

‘the soothing scratching of his pencil’ is an example of alliteration. Can you use some alliteration to improve this sentence?

The ship went across the sea.

Sick sentences!

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

George drew a picture. It was a ship.

Perfect picture!

Imagine you have George’s powers. Can you draw something that you’d like to come to life?

Art – Digital photography (exploring an urban area)

Today, for Art, we would like you to try out some photography skills.

We would love you to use whatever device you have for taking photos and capture images of the urban area. These could be pictures of buildings, bridges, roads, graffiti or anything else interesting in the urban area!

You can experiment with the distance/sizes of the shot, as well as the angles. See examples below:

Once you have taken the photos, why not see if you can edit them? Perhaps you could make them black and white? Could you change the brightness or saturation? Maybe add a filter and see the effects?

We hope you enjoy today’s learning! Looking forward to seeing your posts on seesaw. Well done for your hard work 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 9/6/20

Darcey – What a fantastic looking cake! I hope it tasted as good as it looks! Well done for all your hard work today. It’s great to see you practising the skill of ‘summarising’ 🙂

George – Fantastic piece of artwork! I love how vibrant the colours are and the patterns you have created.

Sophia – I thought your answers to the Geography questions were very insightful. You had clearly thought about them carefully and done some research! Well done for your fantastic work in Maths too.

Ella-Rose – How delightful to see the photo of you reading outside. Love your hat and unicorn top! I hope you are enjoying your book. You did really well on your maths, English and geography today.

Igor – What beautiful pictures you took to show the human and physical geography! I can see from your posts you have really understood today’s geography learning. Great job on all of your work today.

Lewis – Lovely to see your work today! You did well on those really tricky spellings. The maths puzzle you did looked really fun.

David – Fantastic geography work today. I loved your answers, I agree with you that rural areas are more green! Great work in maths and English too. Don’t forget to check your answers in maths and if you have any questions, just comment on here!

William – I loved your 3D drawing. You have done really well creating perspective so it looks like the road is continuing on! Very impressive to see all of the work you have completed. Well done.

Tom B – Good work trying to answer the reading questions today!

Asher – Lovely to see you learning about Martin Luther King and well done for the work on Rosa Parks too. They are very important historical figures 🙂 I also loved your photography of the river! Would you call that a human or physical feature?

Natalie – I’m glad to see you noticed the difference in the amount of houses in rural versus urban areas. Good job on all your work today. Fab to see you practising your understanding of length in maths.

Tuesday’s learning 9/6/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv or perhaps try a gymnastics challenge (see the separate post below).

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 7 Lesson 2 Equivalent fractions.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You can download the corresponding worksheet here:

These are the answers to the worksheet:

Or try the questions below:

English – Reading:

Below is an extract from The boy who grew dragons by Andy Shepherd. The story is told from the point of view of a boy called Tomas. Read the extract and answers the questions.

  1. What is Tomas licking off of his fingers?
  2. What is Grandad’s nickname for Tomas?
  3. Who makes the jam tarts?
  4. Find and copy the word that means the same as ‘tasty’.
  5. Does Tomas like eating fruits and vegetables? How do you know?
  6. When Tomas describes the garden as ‘a monster jungle’, what does this tell you about the garden?

Extension: Why not design your own perfect jam tart! What flavours would you choose 🙂

Geography:

First of all we are going to look at the question: What is an urban area?

Activity 1: Below we have pictures of rural areas and urban areas. Study the photos and answer the following questions:

  1. What are the similarities and differences between rural and urban areas?
  2. Why might there be these differences and similarities?
  3. Does living in either urban or rural areas make you different from each other?
  4. Where would you rather live and why?
  5. Think about the reliability of these photos, is all urban and rural Britain like this?

Perhaps if you go on a walk this week, you may be able to spot if you are walking through a urban or rural area.

Next we are going to look at what we mean by physical and human features in geography.

Activity 2: Try the questions below – is each photo showing a physical features or a human feature?

Why not take photos of physical and human features around your local area? Or go out with a paper and pen and make a list? We would love to see you exploring your local geography 🙂

We hope you enjoy your learning! Look forward to seeing your posts on seesaw.

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Monday’s learning 8/6/20

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

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 7 Lesson 1 Equivalent fractions. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You can download the corresponding worksheet here:

These are the answers to the worksheet:

Or try using the fraction wall below to answer the questions:

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 – Spelling:

This week we are looking at the ‘sion’ ending.

Put the spelling words into the sentences below:

  1. Times tables facts help you with multiplication and _____________ of bigger numbers!
  2. Everyone was worried about the alien _______________.
  3. I went to the opticians to have my  _____________ tested.
  4. It was a tough _____________ – should I buy chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
  5. _____________ is when you go back over and practice things you have learnt before.
  6. The two cars had a bad _____________ outside the shop!

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:

Hallo Kinder! Wie geht’s? Es geht mir sehr gut!Some shout-outs for great German work before half term: Well done to Igor, David, Zuzanna, Natalie, Tom, Isaac, William and Sophie in Year 3, and to Phoebe, Olivia, Sophia, Kiara, Jay, Liam A and Baran in Year 4. Also well done to Erin, Gam and Layla in Year 5. Keep up the wonderful efforts!
This week you will be practising speaking and listening skills with German tonguetwisters Do as many as you can! Viel Spaß! Have fun!
Tongue-twisters – Zungenbrecher

  • Tongue twisters are called Zungenbrecher in German, which means “tongue-breakers”. Why do you think this is?
  • Below are some tongue-twisters for you to try. 
  • Watch this video so you can hear how to say them and practise them.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/9msy2s7PbPLEUikm8
  • If you can, video yourself saying one or two of them and send it in to Seesaw.
  • You can now also impress your family with your new tongue-twister skills.
  • Challenge: can you find out any more German tongue-twisters? 

Don’t forget to post on seesaw! We look forward to seeing your learning 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Home learning pack 8/6/20

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Friday’s learning 22/05/20

Firstly, it was lovely to see some of you today on our Zoom call. We hope you enjoyed getting to see some familiar faces 🙂

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Today, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Alternatively, here are some extra sheets on addition and subtraction if you would like more practice:

English – Grammar:

Below is more practice using adverbs.

PSHE – Picture News:

Friday 22nd May 1-1.30pm – Big Picture News Quiz (posted about earlier in the week).

This week’s story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.

Question: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

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!

Remember to Seesaw your learning from this week! Have a great weekend and a relaxing half term!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey