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Week ending 24th June, 2022

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Well done this week.  We have had a very hot week in school, and I feel a little rotten that we have had the blinds closed to keep out the sun!

We have been busy again in PE.  We have been running around the field with maps, finding our stations in orienteering.  We have also been working on our athletics skills too with Miss Monday.

I class we have begun a new history topic about the Victorian workhouse that used to be in Netherthong.  The children were fascinated to find it on a map and to learn about what it would have been like there. and why you might have ended up in the workhouse.

Our History work ties in nicely with our new book all about Jane Pinny.  She is a maid in an old house and we are looking forward to finding out what happens to her.

In Maths we have been learning about statistics and we have created our own graphs after gathering data on a frequency table.  The children did a great job.  We have also been continuing our work on times tables especially our 8's.

Have a great weekend, be safe, have fun and be careful.

Miss W

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Week ending 17th June, 2022

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Another amazing week from Class 3!  

I have loved seeing all of the class being amazing again in our orienteering session.  The children really enjoyed using the dabber (I'm not sure if that is what thy are called!) to clock their timings.  They pushed each other, supported each other and had so much fun.  You make me proud!

I also loved listening to you play our recorders!  Wow!  You have great control over the sound that you are making.  You begin and end at the correct time.  I can't wait to hear the first full piece of music that we will play.  I wonder if that will be next week?

Your confidence is Maths and English is growing by the week and you push yourselves to be the best you can be.  Keep it up.

Mr Kershaw says thank you for letting him come and visit and join in our investigations on shadows yesterday.  You were very clever completing some Class 4 and Class 6 maths to help with the investigation!  We had a lot of fun and found that shadows were bigger than the shape that creates the shadow. 

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Have a great weekend.

Miss W

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Week ending 10th June

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Welcome back to everyone.  It sounds like you have all had a great holiday.

We have had a busy week back.

We had a great start with Miss Monday (on Tuesday!) with our new athletics sessions in PE.  We then went into our Orienteering with our new coach on Thursday.  It was wonderful to watch you all work so well as teams, supporting and helping each other create obstacle courses and draw the maps.  You encouraged each other to be brave and have a go!  Well done.

In Maths, we have been learning about lines!  We learnt all about horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines.  We also learn about turns.  You had a go at turning clockwise and anti-clockwise and used the correct terminology for right angle turns.  Keep it up!

We have begun a little project all about fables in Literacy.  You have enjoyed thinking about some of the morals that appear in different fables and have begun to plan your own fable.  We even learnt the term - protagonist!

Keep up your hard work Class 3!

Miss W

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Week ending 27.5.22

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Well done this half term.  You have been amazing.  When I think back over the half term, we have been really busy.

We had Miss Arno with us, which was great.  We have had a river study, read books and we have even started to learn the recorder.  

This week has been a busy one, with lots of Jubilee celebrations to add into the timetable.  We have learnt our song and the National Anthem.  It sounded amazing on the playground this afternoon and you all looked wonderful in your red, white and blue.

You really enjoyed looking at my old books from home , which led onto lots of discussions about the war and what the Queen and her family did.

We also looked at my oboe and discovered how it was very similar in lots of ways, to our recorders.

Take care over the holidays and we will see you all soon.

Miss Watkins

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Week ending 20.5.22

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Into the Forest: Amazon.co.uk: Browne, Anthony, Browne, Anthony:  9781844285594: Books

This week, Class 3 have had an exciting week! We have looked at a story called ‘Into the Forest’ and have written a piece of writing describing an image from the book. In our work, we used extended noun phrases and created some very interesting sentences.

In Maths, we worked on doubling and halving. We also looked subtracting and borrowing. We all tried our very best, and worked very hard. In our Geography, we looked at physical and human geography. We created a table and looked at Netherthong and the North-West and their features of the landscape.

Also, we got to practise our recorders which was really fun! We learned some music and the music note ‘B’ and ‘A; We can’t wait for the next lesson!

We are also learning a song, as well as the National Anthem for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We’re both excited and nervous to learn them!

On Thursday, two of us took part in a cricket tournament at Holmfirth Cricket Club. The day started out very cold, then it got very sunny which made the games harder to play, but they were still fun. It was one of the best days ever! We played seven games, and played our best in all of them.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Written by Alice and Eben

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Week ending 13.5.22

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Well done this week.  We have had some fun inside and outside of the classroom.  

We have looked around the grounds and tried to identify what physical and human geographical features are around our playground.  We created a table to record our findings.  

We have been working on fractions of numbers in maths.  This was tricky, but we kept trying and got it in the end.  We remembered to look at the numerator and the denominator.

We were sad to say goodbye to Miss Arno, who has been with use for 8 weeks.  She has been a great student teacher and we send her lots of luck in the future.  I am sure that she will be back for a visit before we know it.

Have a great weekend and take care.

Miss Watkins and team

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Week ending 6.5.22

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I think we have crammed 5 days into 4 this week!  You have all worked very hard in every area.  You are making us all very proud of you and your hard work.

In Maths this week, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shape and we also looked at angles.  We found out that right angles are 90 degrees.  We also investigated obtuse and acute angles.  You have also been learning about turns.  This can be tricky and had us Spinning Around!

In English we have been learning all about Blackpool Illuminations.  We linked this to our Science work on light.  

Blackpool Illuminations switch-on concert line-up and ticket details -  LancsLive

In music we learnt another note - A.  You really impressed us with your control of the recorder, following your conductor, starting and stopping at the correct time and keeping the rhythm.  Wow!  We certainly have a budding Orchestra on our hands.

Please don't forget your homework this weekend.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Watkins, Miss Arno and Team.

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Week ending 29.4.22

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Welcome back.  As I write this, the sun is shining around Netherthong.  

You have been utterly amazing this week for Miss Arno and myself.  We are really proud of the hard work that you are putting in.  Well done for the Mathletics trophy again.  

We have begun our new topic on Light in Science, which the children have really enjoyed.  We  had the torches out and investigated opaque, translucent and transparent materials.  The children were brilliant and really enjoyed themselves.

On Thursday, our Yoga coach Lucy came in.  We have a wonderfully peaceful session and the children were very impressive.

We also had some wonderful fun in Music this afternoon.

We have begun to learn the recorder.  The children listened to the conductor and played from a piece of sheet music.  Wow!  You were wonderful.

Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend and we will see you all on Tuesday.

Miss Watkins and team

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Week ending 1.4.22

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Well we have had four different seasons I think this week!  Let's hope that we see a little more Spring like weather next week.  Fingers crossed.

We have been very busy in Literacy this week.  We have been learning about how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus.  I think that our vocabulary has grown a lot with all of the new words we have been using.

 We have all (Miss Watkins included) been using the dictionaries to help us with our spellings of very tricky words.

We have also continued our Science work on plants and looked at how water travels up the stem and around the plant.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Keep safe and we will see you all next week for the last week of term.

Miss W

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Week ending 25.3.22

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What a great week again!  We have been so busy.  Our seeds are working their magic a little bit on the window.  Let's hope they continue to do so and you have been working your magic with the sunshine!

In Maths this week, we have been focussing on weights, including grams and kilogrammes.  There have been some very strong people carrying things in some of our work.  One parcel weighed 15kg.  Well done for your hard work.

We  learnt about debating in PSHE this week, and had a long discussion about the government and how it debates lots of different topics.  We then had a debate about whether books or television was better.  What a great class of children!  You debated well and I think the overall decision was that books were better!

Her are a few photos of the things that we have been up to inside and outside.

Have a great weekend.  Be safe and see you next week.

Miss Watkins and team

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Week ending 18.3.22

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As I write this the sun is still shining, which is lovely!

We have had a great week with so much excitement.  We have read a little more of our Erik the Viking Saga.  I think we are all really enjoying this (Miss Watkins included).  

We have written instructions and added and subtracted capacity in Maths.  You are all really working hard.

We also then had lots of fun learning how to draw Toto the Ninja cat and even had a visit (online) from Dermot O'Leary the author.  It was great to hear him read a little of his new story, and I can't wait to read it myself!

We are conducting an investigation in to plants in our Science topic, we have learn how to cut using the bridge and claw method and we have learnt about Viking Longboats.  

What a busy week.

Here are some photos of our adventures.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 11.3.22

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Well we have hand another fabulous week, that has included football, outdoor learning, rugby and becoming play writes.

You astounded me with your play scripts this week.  I could tell how much you enjoyed writing them.  There were some wonderful uses of brackets for stage directions and I don't think that you have ever written so much.  That goes to all of you!

We had a great time in the woods on Monday and measuring our playground too, which linked beautifully with our Maths of measurement this week.

They were kept very busy as you can see!

We also had a wonderful day on Thursday.  We went Pink for Eden.  You were all so very generous and thoughtful and as a school we raised an astounding 559 pounds (my computer will not let me put a pound sign on!!).  As you can see we all jumped in with two pink feet!  Thank you to everyone.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Don't forget to check out the homework on Teams.

Miss W and the Year 3 Team

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Week ending 4th March, 2022

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Welcome back everyone.  We have all had a wonderful week, with lots of great learning happening.

We have begun our new topic all about plants in Science and have begun to learn all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in History.  We created some fabulous Viking names including Ulfr (wolf) Stigr (wanderer) and Cate the Incredible!

In PE we had fun completing different challenges and recording our groups results on a table.  We had used a timer and tape measure.  Well done everyone.

In Maths we have been carrying on our work on Time.  We have looked at digital clocks and matched the times.

Have a wonderful weekend, check out your homework on teams and keep safe.

We will see you on Monday.

Class 3 Team

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Last Week - ending 18.2.22

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Well that has been an eventful and blustery last week.

We have been really busy with all sorts of different activities, especially lots of poetry again.,  Wonderful.

Don't forget to have a good rest, and be ready for our next topic after the holidays.  Look out for the new topics on the curriculum letter.  They are fab!

Well done everyone and see you in March!

Miss W and Mrs K

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Week ending 11.2.2022

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Well done this week Class 3.   

We have had an amazing week. 

We had some wonderful team work this week to help us create amazing poetry about animals.  We all helped to create a bank of wonderful words and phrases.  You really impressed us with the way you decided on your animal and worked as a team to add to your words.  We have written some wonderful poetry this week.

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Don't forget to find a poem for your homework.

Have a great weekend and see you all for the last week next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 4.2.22

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Well that has been another amazing week.  We have a new member of our class on the wall at the back of the room.  He needs to have a name.  See if you can think of a good skeleton name before next week!  You were amazing at learning the names of all (some) of the bones in Science.  We were also really impressed with your memory.  You could all remember the names of some of the key muscles in our bodies too.  I think we have a class of doctors, nurses and physios in the making!

You have been busy counting money and learning how to give change.  We hope that you don't go home and start spending too much of your grown up's money now.  

You have become amazing Tommy Fleetwoods and Laura Davies this week.  Your golf skills are showing amazing progression.  Keep working at it and we will have a little tournament (we will call it the Netherthong Open), in a couple of weeks!

Have a great weekend, keep safe and we will see you all next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 28.1.22

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Well what a week!  We just about managed a (nearly) full house this week!  It has been so lovely to have you all back in.  We have missed you.

This week in maths we have been measuring lots of things and adding together different measurements. You have been superstars at this!

In Literacy we finished our work on Fly Eagle Fly.  What a lovely story it was.  Can you remember - It walks like a chicken, it talks like a chicken, it eats like a chicken, it thinks like a chicken.  It is a chicken!

Our week ended with our wonderful speeches lesson.  We had so many brave children reading out their incredible speeches.  The children were all thoughtful.  Some cracked a few jokes, others thought about what the future of Netherthong might look like.  Some children were specific in the roles they would like to take on and others were happy just to put themselves forward.  We wish we could have given them all a role.  We cannot tell you how very proud we are of all of you!

Many congratulations to Emma for being democratically and anonymously being voted in.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Don't forget you homework.


Class 3 Team

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Week ending 21.1.22

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Well done everyone.

It was lovely to see so many of you back in class this week and working hard.   We have been reading our lovely new book Fly Eagle Fly.  What a great start to a story!

Fly, Eagle, Fly! An African Tale: Amazon.co.uk: Gregorowski, Christopher:  9781416975991: Books

We have looked at some of the lovely sentences in the book and had a go at retelling parts of it too.  We will keep reading through it over the next week or so.  We hope you continue to enjoy it.

In Science we have begun learning about skeletons.  See if you can remember the three main types and test your grown ups on them!

Mrs Matthews has asked if we could share this exciting netball opportunity with you too:

It sounds like it will be lots of fun.  I wonder if we have any budding  Serena Guthries in our class?

Have a lovely weekend, keep safe and see you next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 14th January 2022

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Hi everyone

What a week we have had.  Some of you have been at home, some at school, Mrs Kendal and Miss Watkins in on odd days, poor Mrs Scott not in.  Fingers crossed that next week we will be back to some sort of normal.

Despite our higgledy-piggledy week, we have been really busy.  

We have been looking at fractions still.  We have been learning about equivalent fractions and learning how to order them.  We will keep having a go at this through the year.

We have had a lovely project in English this week learning all about birds.  We have written some lovely fact files and found out some wonderful facts about birds.  Did you know that a tawny owl says "kee-wick"?  Or that nightjars are sometimes called goatsuckers!  Did you know that robins egg is pale blue or that a barn owl is about the size of a cat.  You found out so many facts.  Well done class 3.

We have also become an orchestra.  You followed your conductor brilliantly when we were playing the glockenspiels.  

Have a great weekend, keep safe and keep smiling.

Well done everyone

Class 3 Team

PS:  Don't forget to get on Teams and have a look at your homework.

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Friday 7th January, 2022

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Happy New Year!

Wow!  How are we in 2022 already!  It sounds like most of you have had a super break.  You must have all been very good because it sounds like Santa visited every house in class, including the grown ups.


We have had a really busy week back in school.  We have welcomed our lovely new member into class with open arms.  You are such a friendly and supportive class of children.  That makes us all really proud of you all.

We have been really fortunate to have a golf pro and former Olympian in to coach us during our PE lessons.  I wonder how many golf pros we will have in the future.

We have been learning all about fractions in Maths. We have set some Mathletics all about fractions for you.  Don't forget to get on and see how many Bronzes we can get this week?  Maybe even a few silvers?

We have been thinking about sentences in English.  We learnt about different types of conjunctions.  I wonder if anyone can remember what we called them?

Have a great weekend, keep safe and we will see as many of you all as possible next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending Friday 10th December, 2021

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

What a wonderful treat we have had this morning!  M and M productions visited school and performed their wonderful Pantomime of A Christmas Carol.  The children sang along, clapped and danced (so did a few of the teachers!).  There were a few scary moments, but Scrooge turned out to be a good man in the end and helped Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit have a wonderful life and a happy Christmas time.  no more Bah Humbugs from him!

A Christmas Carol (Puffin Classics) : Dickens, Charles, Horowitz, Anthony:  Amazon.co.uk: Books

We are also in full rehearsals for our Christmas production.  The children have amazed us all with how quickly they have learnt their lines and the songs.  Well done, you are making us very proud of you!

Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas) – Christmas HQ

Keep practicing your lines and the songs over the weekend.  Remember slowly and clearly is the best way!

Have a great weekend.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending Friday 3rd December 2021

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December is here! The advent calendars have been opened, some naughty elves have arrived in my house and more importantly... the Christmas play rehearsals have begun! The children now know their parts and are hopefully busy learning their lines and actions at home. I will send a note home on Monday with each child outlining the types of clothing they will need to wear. No-one is required to buy any new items as we are trying to keep costumes as simple as possible. Only a handful of children require specific costumes and we will try to source/make those in school. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 15th December. 

We have also managed to squeeze in some work too this week! Lots of fun was had by all in our Science lesson. We have been investigating different types of magnets and finding out all about when they attract and repel. 

We have ploughed our way through our termly assessments this week and showed off about all of the things that we have learned so far. 

In PE, we experimented by using our bodies in different ways to make turns and created sequences with partners.  

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We also used this wonderful photograph to create some stories about who might live in the ice palace and what might have happened.  You all did a fantastic job, writing about Russian rulers, kings and queens or Santa.

Well done this week everyone.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending Thursday 26th November, 2021

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Wow again Class 3.  You are working so hard.

This week we have been learning all about division and how it links with multiplication.  This can be a little tricky, but you all tried really hard with it.

Sadly we finished our Iron Man book.  You have all enjoyed reading it and fining out about the space-bat-angel-dragon and how The Iron Man saved the world.  We have even created a display of your lovely work.

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We also had the opportunity of visiting the book fair yesterday.  The children had a good look around and brought home a sheet with a wish list on it.  Please do not feel pressured to buy from the book fair, but if you do please bring the sheet back into school, having paid online and Mrs Cooper can organise your books to go home.  If they sheets could be back in on Monday, Tuesday at the latest please.

The children are really enjoying finding lots of great vocabulary for our vocab wall.  If you have a look at the homework this week, we might be able to add to it! 

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Have a fantastic weekend, keeps safe and see you all next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 19.11.21

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Well we have had another wonderful week Class 3.  You have all been enjoying our work on The Iron Man and have been producing some wonderful writing based around our book.  We have also been learning all about direct speech and using inverted commas in our writing.  You have been great at this.  Well done.

We have also been working on our times tables.  You are working so hard at this and have really impressed us all.

Your skill on the handball court have also been progressing wonderfully.  We can see how you are able to defend the goals and stop the other team scoring.  We have also noted how you are able to move around the court trying to get the ball.  Great skills.

Keep working hard, have a great weekend and we will see you all next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending Friday 12th November 2021

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We took our RE lesson outdoors on Monday. We spent time thinking about what the word 'spiritual' meant and then used natural materials to portray our thoughts. 

  

We are so lucky to have such wonderful outdoor space and our class love spending time exploring. 

In Maths, we have been working on fractions. We now know that fractions are equal parts of a whole. Using strips of coloured paper, we made fraction walls and have worked out fractions of a whole using Lego. 

In English, we are continuing to read The Iron Man. We have written letters from Hogarth, the little boy in the story, explaining what he has witnessed. 

Our PE lesson was all about balance. We challenged ourselves to balance on 2, 3 and 4 points and worked in pairs to create a sequence. 

 

The children have amazed us with their hard work this week in school and also at home!  The homework you and your children have produced has been amazing.  Some of the children have created new members of the class!

You have also been wonderfully creative in art, looking at Abstract art and having a go at creating you own images in a similar style to Miro and Kandinsky.  Beautiful work.

Keep up the hard work next week everyone!

Class 3 Team

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Remembrance Day 2021

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11th November 2021

Today, the whole school came together and stood in the playground, in their classes, to take part in the 2 minutes silence. During this time, we remembered all of the people and animals who we have lost and those who are still helping to keep us safe. We are incredibly proud of how all of the children conducted themselves. 

Miss H

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Week ending Friday 5th November 2021

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Remember, remember the 5th of November! I hope you all manage to enjoy watching some fireworks safely this weekend. I look forward to hearing about your adventures on Monday. 

We have had a busy start to the new half term. Unfortunately, it was a little soggy and we were unable to take part in our outdoor learning session. Hopefully, we will be able to make up for that on Monday. 

In Maths, we have been solving addition and subtraction calculations using the column methods. We have played games with the number-fans, developing our speed when adding single-digit numbers together. 

   

In English, we started reading The Iron Man and have been writing down our own stories about where we think he came from. What wonderful imaginations we all have! 

Our science topic this half term is all about forces and magnets. We discovered that forces are pushes and pulls and sometimes we need more force when pushing or pulling an object on different surfaces. We investigated our ideas using toy cars on different materials. 

  

   

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

The year 3 team xx

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Week ending 22.10.2021

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We have had another fabulous week.  Where the children have learnt How to wash a woolly mammoth!  All you will need is a crane to help lift him into the bath and possibly some Mammoth Shampoo!

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Michelle Robinson, mammoth, instructions

We have also had a go at listening to instructions and drawing pictures.  We all had the same instructions and we all ended up creating slightly different pictures.  It was lots of fun, you could have a go at home.

One of our PE sessions each week has been a real treat.  Lucy has been in and we have learnt so much about dance.  We have tried ballet, jazz, partner, contemporary, tap and musical theatre.  Miss Watkins certainly enjoyed herself, but I think all of the children have too.  Thank you to Lucy and well done to all of the children.

Have a wonderful half term, keep safe and see you all in November.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 15th October, 2021

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Well done this week everyone.

We have been working really hard on our times-tables.  We have looked at our 2, 5, 10 and even our 3's this week.  Keep having a go at them at home.  

2 Times Table | Two Times Table | DK Find Out5 Times Table | Five Times Table | DK Find Out

10 Times Table | Ten Times Table | DK Find Out3 Times Table | Three Times Table | DK Find Out

In our outdoor learning session, we worked in groups to make tracking signs for other teams to follow. We think the people living in the Stone Age would have done a similar thing. 

  

We have also been learning about Stonehenge and created some fabulous silhouette artwork. 

   

   

Our Stone Age, salt-dough jewellery is coming along nicely too!

  

Well done with everything.  Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending Friday 8th October 2021

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This week we took our RE lesson into the woods for our outdoor learning session. We have been learning about Judaism and the celebration of Passover. We created Sedar plates out of natural resources and had lots of fun whilst learning about what is eaten during the Passover meal. 

    

     

    

     

  

In History, we have learned that Stone Age people didn't waste the things around them and would use every part of their kills. We had a very fun but very messy afternoon on Monday (I apologise for the flour-covered uniforms!) We made our own salt-dough (the evidence is still in the carpet) and used it to create the shapes of teeth, bones and shells. Once this has dried out we will be making our own Stone Age jewellery. 

In English, we have been writing our own explanations about how fossils are formed. 

This week we have been amazing on Mathletics - lots of Bronze certificates. Well done everyone, keep up the good work! 

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Week ending Friday 1st October 2021

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We had rather a wet start to our week and unfortunately had to cancel our plans for working outside. Instead, we made some fabulous Stone Age cave drawings using charcoal and large sheets of paper. 

  

In English, we continued to use Stone Age boy to inspire our writing. We have been retelling the story and writing some wonderful recounts. 

We braved the drizzle for PE outside and enhanced our netball, passing skills on Tuesday. 

Hoping for some better weather next week! 

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Week ending 24th September, 2021

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You have all really impressed us with how well you have settled into life in Class 3.  You are listening carefully and working hard.

We have been learning all about numbers and how we can spot patterning the number bonds to 20.  We also learnt our numbers to 20 in French.  Tres Bien!

In Literacy, we began to look at the lovely book - Stone age Boy.

Stone Age Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Kitamura, Satoshi, Kitamura, Satoshi:  0787721953272: Books

You then spent a little time in the woods, wondering what might happen if you fell into a hole.  You have then written some wonderfully imaginative stories.  One person has parachuted into the hole, another found that the hole was full of snakes and one more person found that once they were in the hole whatever they thought of came alive.  Such amazing imaginations Class 3.

You have also begun to get really interested in our topic all about rocks.  We have looked closely at the rocks using our digital microscope.  Well done for bringing them in.  We also looked at Miss Watkins mums flint arrowheads.  We wondered how old they really were and thought they might be at least 10 thousand years old.  Amazing.

Well done this week.  We are sure that you will have another great week next week.

Class 3 Team

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Week ending 17th September. 2021

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Hi everyone.  We have had another great week this week. 

We learnt all; about rhyming words in Literacy and created some of our own poem to put in a class poetry book.  Here is our class one:

A hare is pouncing in the bushes,

The hare likes to leap,

The hare turns white in winter,

The hare jumps into the heap!

Thank you for all of your help with the rhyming words.

In Maths we have been looking at partitioning numbers.  We could spot that in the number 735, the 7 was really 700, the 3 was really 30 and the 5 showed that there were 5 ones.  You were super at this.  Well done

We also created some wonderful still life sketches and learnt all about rocks.  Can you remember they types that we looked at and the names for them?

Don't forget to have a look at Teams and the homework that we have set for you.

Well done everyone.

Class 3 Team

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Friday 10th September 2021

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Hello and welcome to the all-new Class 3!

It was so lovely to see lots of smiley faces on Tuesday morning and great to hear all about your adventures over the summer. 

We have had a wonderful start to the new term and have been very busy with lots of different activities. 

We started our week by drawing and painting some self-portraits - not an easy task but I think you have certainly shown off your super art skills! I wonder if you'll spot anyone you recognise?

  

  

We also made the most of the sunshine at the start of the week and took our maths lessons outside. Lots of fun was had with two-digit numbers and times-tables. 

   

  

   

  

At the end of the week the children have been really busy.  We began our topic all about rocks and soils and went on a hunt around the grounds.  We found some very interesting ones and looked at them closely under the microscope.  The colours and patterns were wonderful.

The children have also learnt a little French so they can now say good evening and good night to you.  We have also learnt a new song in music by a famous singer.  See if the children can remember his name and sing you the song.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you all for week 2 in Class 3.  Well done everyone.

Class 3 Team

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Our final week of term! (23.7.21)

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We had a wonderful last week in class 3! The children continued to work extremely hard as they enjoyed further investigations surrounding 'light and shadows', recapped lots of maths and grammar and consolidated their learning in R.E. as they shared the film 'Prince of Egypt'. The children were completely hooked by the film and learnt even more about Moses.

The children loved their rehearsals for their special performance for Mrs Barker's leaving assembly on Friday. They performed 2 wonderful songs; 'So Long, Farewell' (from The Sound of Music) and also 'Mama Mia'. The children were absolutely amazing; they not only learnt every single word of each song perfectly, but also remembered their tricky dance routines too. They looked fabulous! Miss Kelly and Mrs Barker commented on how super impressed they were too! London's 'West En'd here we come!!! Miss Watkins and I were so, so proud of every single one of them! Well done year 3 and 4!

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Friday 16th July

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Good afternoon everyone!

Hope you're all already enjoying this glorious sunshine! I think it's expected to last most of next week too; let's hope the Summer holiday stays exactly the same!! We all deserve a fabulous Summer don't we?!!

Here are some photos of the fabulous stones the children have painted. As you can see, our theme was flowers!! We are planning a whole school design; each class has had a different theme to add to their stones and together it should create a wonderful piece of whole school art to add a little more colour to our outside area. We hope you'll all love it!

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Week ending 9th July

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Hello everyone!

Another great week in year 3! We had a fabulous transition day together; lots of fun practical tasks including using stop watches to time a wide range of activities, designing and painting rocks ready for our new whole school display (photos to follow) and creating super pastel drawings of a magical castle to illustrate our story writing.

Here are just a few photos of the children timing each other as they created a number of 2D shapes with elastic bands- trickier than it looks!!

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Friday 2nd July

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Hello Year 3!

What a fantastic Sports Day we all had this morning! The children had an absolutely wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed all their relay races and field events too. The sun shone for us all and the children were just amazing, as always! We even had a very special visitor; 'Curly Wurly' joined us as a mascot!! The children really enjoyed cheering each other on and some of the children had even made supportive and colourful banners too! Mr Clayton took lots of wonderful photographs and video footage of the event and Miss Kelly will be putting a lovely video for you all to see on our website. I will also ensure you have some wonderful photographs to see. It is such a shame you were unable to all join us this year; we hope you will all really enjoy sharing our day by enjoying the lovely video.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Matthews x

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Friday 25.6.21

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Good evening everyone!

We've had a great week here in class 3 this week; we have been thoroughly enjoying our new literacy text, 'The Dragon of Castle Hill'. The children are currently now writing their own very similar stories, paragraph, by paragraph! They have also been amazed by the interesting historical facts they have just discovered about Netherthong. Who would have known there was a tailor, a brush maker, a bakers and even a treacle maker!!

Earlier this week the children really loved creating mirror mazes too. Here are a few photos of their super mazes;

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Friday 18th June

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Good evening everyone!

Here are some lovely photos taken a little earlier this week during our science lesson; the children were thoroughly enjoying examining and observing different soils and learning all about composting. As you can see, the weather was a little better than it is this evening!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the football!!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 11th June

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Here are some lovely photos taken by Mrs Pearce in the woodland area this week. The children were having a wonderful time digging and collecting soil samples for our science investigations, whittling and upgrading the bug hotel. They also enjoyed an impromptu game of Vikings and Anglo Saxons!

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Friday 28th May

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Good evening everyone!

Here are just a few photos, as promised, from our fabulous Viking Day. Many thanks to Mrs Pearce for organising so many of our wonderful resources, including all the brilliant costumes the children wore. Thank you too to Miss Littler and Miss Hewitt for all your hard work on Wednesday and also, and most importantly, thank you year 3 for being such wonderful Vikings. It was such a pleasure to share a brilliant day with you all.

The children enjoyed many activities including; designing and making Viking shields, Viking brooches, Thor's hammers and coins made with clay, weaving, learning about Viking runes as they enjoyed a treasure hunt and making the most wonderful longhouse too. It has become the central feature in our forest!

Here are some of the photos;

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Friday 21st May

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Good evening everyone!

I have really missed being in class with the children this week and can't wait to be back with them all, bright and early on Monday morning. The children have worked incredibly hard all week with Miss Monday, Mrs Lindley, Miss Litter and Miss Hewitt. They have all commented on what a wonderful class year 3 are; I totally agree and am so proud of them, as I am sure you are!

The children have continued to learn lots and lots about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and we're very much looking forwards to working outdoors on lots of fun and exciting activities on Wednesday, our Viking Day. The children do not need to come dressed up at all; we are providing them all with a Viking tunic for the day and will be adding to their outfit as they make lots of additions over the course of the day. We are working outdoors all day if we can so please do send your child in their P.E. kit as usual, but I would suggest joggers/tracksuit bottoms (black if possible) and a school sweatshirt to go over their P.E. t-shirts and a waterproof coat. The children can come in trainers but if you'd like to send wellies too, you can, as we'll be aiming to go into our forest area.

I haven't been in school to be able to take photos for you this week but we will post some next week of the Viking Day for you to enjoy. Here's just one photo to show you how far the children are getting with our garden area. This week the children took our beans outdoors to plant them in the garden. It did hail as soon as they were planted though, so we are keeping our fingers crossed they survive!!! Again, many thanks to Mrs Pearce; your green fingers are invaluable!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

See you on Monday,

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 14th May

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Good afternoon everyone!

Another wonderful week in Year 3! The children are becoming more and more green fingered by the minute!! They are absolutely loving their gardening sessions with Mrs Pearce on a Wednesday; they're growing sunflowers, carrots and radishes, to name but a few! This week they have created their very own 'Steve the Scarecrow' to protect their handy work too! He looks amazing! I keep thinking there's someone watching us from outside the classroom window though!! If he scares away the crows, he can definitely stay!!

The children are loving our Anglo-Saxon and Viking history and have been learning exciting ways of writing short pieces of wonderful writing all about the experiences the monks or villagers are likely to have had during invasions. We have been working hard on perfecting joined up writing and improving spelling and punctuation too.

The children are becoming incredible athletes too; in P.E. they are not only superb cross country runners, but also wonderful sprinters, hurdlers, javelin, shot put and discus throwers!! Watch out Olympics 2034, here we come!!!

Here are a couple of wonderful gardening photos from this week;

The children absolutely loved creating 'Steve'; he has become quite a superstar and a wonderful feature in our garden!

Thank you Mrs Pearce for all your wonderful hard work with the children in the garden; they love every minute!

Have a super weekend everyone!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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Friday 7th May

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Good evening everyone!

Year 3 have had a fabulous week once again! They have thoroughly enjoyed helping Mrs Pearce in our garden area in front of school. They have loved every minute; weeding, digging, planting and watering. I can't wait to see all their wonderful vegetables growing!

They have continued to impress us all with their artistic skills too; this week the children have created more amazing Cezanne inspired paintings.

Our Anglo-Saxon and Viking topic is certainly going down well too; the children are loving every minute and learning so many amazing facts.

P.E. has been great fun this week; the children have now developed some super skills in althletics (hurdles, javelin and shot putt, to name just a few!!)

Here are a couple of photos of the children enjoying their gardening!

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 30th April

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We have had a very exciting week in class 3 this week! On Wednesday we joined a live webinar arranged by 'Read' and were delighted to meet the famous author Sophie Henn. She told us all about her fabulous 'Pizazz' books and introduced us to many of the characters in her books. She showed the children how to draw the main character too; their drawings were amazing!

The children have continued to develop their painting skills; this week Miss Monday introduced them to the work of Cezanne and the children all created their own landscape in his style. Again, the children produced the most amazing work.

This week we have been focusing on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings; the children are really loving the topic, particularly the exciting Anglo-Saxon clips.

Finally, today we have all taken part in the 'England Does the Daily Mile'. This has been a fabulous national event today, with the aim of inspiring the children to continue walking or running every day in order to help maintain their mental and physical wellbeing. The whole school had a great time!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 23rd April 2021

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We've had a super week this week. The children have loved observing their science investigation progress; we have been conducting a fair test to determine whether or not all plants need sunshine, soil and water to grow healthily. We've been comparing cress to radishes and making observations as they grow in their different conditions. The children have been finding it very exciting! They are becoming fabulous scientists!

The children are certainly becoming amazing artists too. I am so impressed with the progress they have made whilst we have been focusing on Spring pastels and paintings. This week we looked at some of David Hockney's recent Spring collection and looked at how he had created the background before beginning his blossom trees. Here are just a few examples of the children's work. Miss Littler is currently in the process of completing a fabulous display of their work. I'll post a photo of it when it is completed. Next week the children will be working on Cezanne landscapes; watch this space!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 16th April

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We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter. It has been a super first week back in year 3. We have all been delighted to welcome Jemima back and have been joined by Miss Littler too. Both Miss Hewitt and Miss Littler provide wonderful support every day now in year 3.

This week we have made the most of the gorgeous Cherry Blossom trees in our grounds, as well as the lovely weather too! The children have thoroughly enjoyed creating beautiful pastel drawings and have then enjoyed painting them too. Miss Munday, our newest member of staff, joined us earlier in the week to help the children develop their painting skills. The children were delighted to meet her and make the most of her artistic background as an art teacher in High School.

Towards the end of the week the children have had a superb time weeding and preparing our vegetable and flower beds outside our classroom, ready for some serious vegetable planting! Thank you so much to Mrs Pearce for all your hard work with the children. Mrs Pearce has thoroughly enjoyed working in small groups with all our class and class 4 too.

In class, we have been conducting investigations to find out whether plants really do need sunlight and water to grow healthily; it has been a little like a science lab in class 3 this week! We've been learning how to conduct a 'fair test'.

Here are a few photos of the pastel drawings and paintings the children have completed;

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 26th March

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Good evening everyone!

We have had another wonderful week in year 3, with lots of super outdoor learning. We've made the most of the slightly higher temperatures this week; we enjoyed outdoor role play in literacy, landscape art and lots of hockey too. As the children have enjoyed learning all about pollination in flowering plants and have been developing super skills in art, they have created some amazing close up pastel drawings of beautiful lilies. Here are just a few examples of the wonderful images they have created.

I'm sure you'll agree, they are becoming wonderful artists!

Have a fabulous two weeks holiday and enjoy lots of yummy chocolate!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 19th March

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Good evening!

We've had a great week in year 3. As a school we were all treated to a lovely, relaxing yoga session for each class, led by experts from our Partnership; very relaxing indeed! We began the week by learning all about Road Safety; the children went into the village to practise the safe skills they had learnt. It was an excellent day. The children have enjoyed perfecting their hockey skills outside in the Spring weather, creating gorgeous pastel drawings of Spring flowers, role play and investigative science. The children were delighted at dissecting flowers today! They were amazed they could find all the parts of the flowers involved in pollination and fertilization. Here is a selection of photos!

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Friday 12th March

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What a wonderful first week back we have all had in Year 3! It has been so lovely to finally see all the children back together. We have been busy making lovely 'Positivity Boxes' and have filled them with wonderful positive comments about ourselves and passed lovely comments onto others for their boxes too. The children have loved it. They have been very busy estimating and measuring this week too and have had fun outdoors as they have learnt. The children have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making special gifts for Mother's Day too. Here are just a few photos from this week!

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Happy New Year 1st January 2021

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Happy New Year to you all! Let's hope we all have a very happy, healthy and much more 'normal' year this year! 

Hope you all had a truely wonderful Christmas. 

We had a fabulous last week in school; the children enjoyed taking part in a wide range of fun and exciting Christmas activities. These not only included a wide range of Christmas themed craft and curriculum activities, but also our very own Christmas production, an exciting Christmas party and not forgetting the wonderful Christmas pantomime too!

Thank you so very much for all your very generous and wonderful gifts and Christmas cards; we were very touched by your kindness. It is an absolute pleasure teaching your children and I'm very much looking forwards to sharing the brand new Spring term with them.

Enjoy your weekend!

See you all very soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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Christmas crafting!

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15th December 2020

This morning, myself and year 3 have had lots of fun creating different Christmas crafts. We have made paper Christmas trees, paper chains and Christmas cards with our handprints and we used special acrylic pens to draw Christmas scenes on Petri dishes. 

What a busy afternoon we have had! 

Have a lovely Christmas break and see you all in 2021!

Miss H xx

   

   

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Friday 20th November

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Good evening all!

I've thoroughly enjoyed yet another fabulous week with your wonderful children; I am really enjoying every minute teaching them. They listen beautifully and work so very hard all week; you should be so proud of them all.

Here are the spellings for this next week (I have warned the children they will be getting harder next week!!);

door

floor

poor

climb

sure

sugar

eye

whole

I'll add these to Spelling Shed this evening.

I've selected 2 activities for the children to complete on 'Mathletics' too; these are more 'column addition' and 'complements to 10, 20, 50' (ie number bonds).

I have also asked the children if they would make a note of things they do in the home or outdoors that require a 'push', a 'pull' or perhaps even both. They could make a simple table with headings 'push', 'pull' and 'both'. This will help their understanding of the forces we will be discussing in science next week. If you have a busy weekend and don't get time please don't worry, but it is a good one to keep them busy whilst you have 5 minutes to yourself!!

Have a great weekend!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 13th November

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Good evening everyone!

Wow! What a busy week we have all had this week! We have been very busy making clay poppies and have been working really hard to complete our Iron Man 3D scenes in our shoe boxes. When we have finally finished painting our poppies and added the final touches to the Iron Man scenes we'll make a lovely display. I'll take some photos and add them to the blog at some point too.

I've put some spellings again on 'Spelling Shed' and assigned 2 multiplication activities on 'Mathletics'; let's try really, really hard this week to win the award for work on both! It would be lovely to get the trophy back again! I have just added a short quiz on Teams too; have fun and let me know what you think!

Don't forget our Teams meeting at 4pm on Monday. Your login details are in your diary; I'd love it if as many of you as possible can join the meeting. I realize some of you will be at club, but if not please come on and join me. Miss Kelly is looking forwards to seeing as many of you as possible join our class 3 meeting!

Finally, please come in P.E. kit on Tuesday instead of Wednesday this week as we will be taking part in a Cross Country run; this is a school competition, but also our results will be going towards an inter-school competition too. Very exciting!

Have a wonderful weekend!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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Homework 6.11.20

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Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely half term with your children; it's a shame the weather wasn't a little kinder to us all!

It's been another busy but fun week once again here in year 3. We've been very professional scientists, conducting investigations on different soils; testing for permeability would you believe?! The children loved their science afternoon, each with a different job to do. We've extended our learning in French; I'm amazed how well the children are taking to French. They seem to love it as much as I do! Today we have begun working on our 3D Iron Man scenes; very exciting but perhaps a little messy for a Friday afternoon- great fun though!!

Please could you encourage your child to practise the 3 and 4x tables, before we then begin to focus on the eights. I have selected a subtraction activity on 'Mathletics' for the children, but please do encourage your child to try other activities too as this really does help consolidate their learning. Again, the spellings are on 'Spelling Shed'. Well done to Jack for your 3rd place in the school 'Spelling Shed' competition. Who will be awarded a place next week? Remember children too, we are aiming to win the 'Mathletics' prize again too!!

Here are our spellings...

gold

hold

told

busy

water

dropped

flopped

patted

Have a fabulous weekend, despite the fact that there's nowhere open to visit!!

Take care and stay safe all!

From,

Mrs Matthews x

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Friday 23rd October

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Good afternoon everyone!

Well, what a wonderful first half term we have all had in class 3! What a fabulous team you all are! Mrs Scott, Mrs Pearce and myself love every minute working with you all!

Have a fabulous, very well earned rest this holiday and we will very much look forwards to welcoming you all back on the 2nd November.

I think you have all worked hard enough so I haven't set you a task on Teams this week. There are some 'Mathletics' tasks for you to try to consolidate your learning on calculations and here are our spellings. I was delighted with how well you learnt the spellings this week; keep it up! The spellings are on 'Spelling Shed' and I have requested games on there for you as these seem very popular!! Thank you Mums and Dads for all your amazing support; it was so lovely to meet you all virtually at the beginning of the week!

Spellings;

only

pretty

any

many

money

people

clothes

half

We now have our very own balloon for class 3 that will be taking part in the virtual race from 31st October. Here's a poster reminding you of the event.

Have a super week off and see you all very soon!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Tuesday 20th October

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Good morning Year 3!

Many apologies for the initial problem with the Stonehenge quiz on Teams; I've had a look this morning and hopefully sorted the problem You should now be able to access the quiz. Enjoy!

Mrs Matthews x

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Friday 16th October

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Good afternoon everyone!

We've had another great week in Year 3; I can't believe it's already nearly half term! It has gone so fast! The children are all continuing to work exceptionally hard; I'm so proud of them all. Thank you all so very much for all the hard work you are doing at home with your children; it really makes such a super difference.

Our spellings for this week are listed below; I will also add them once again to Spelling Shed. We are currently having a whole school competition to see who accesses Spelling Shed, as well as Mathletics, the most. These winners are announced in our virtual assembly and certificates are awarded too. Keep working hard on both of these as of course we want Year 3 to feature in the celebrations each week!! We have been working hard on subtraction this week so I have added a subtraction task on Mathletics. However, please do try other activities too!

Next week we are hoping to create some 3D Iron Man scenes to recreate the story we are all enjoying. If you happen to have a spare shoe box at home and also some tiny boxes too please could you possibly send them into school early next week (eg oxo cube boxes or mini gift boxes that would be suitable for Iron Man's body).

Here are our spellings;

our

your

hour

great

who

would

could

should

We are currently working hard on our times tables too. I've sent home a sheet with all the times tables on so please do encourage your child to work really hard to learn the 2's, 3's and 5's; we are testing them on these at the moment, before moving onto the 4's and then 8's.

I have added a short history quiz for the children on 'Teams' so please encourage your child to try this. We focused on Stonehenge this week so it's all about Stonehenge. They should know the answers if they were focusing well in our history lesson this week!!

Well, that's all folks!

Have a wonderful evening and a super weekend!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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Friday 9th October 2020

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Good afternoon everyone!

We've had another wonderful week in class 3; your children are just amazing! They're so hard working and enthusiastic about all we share; it really is a pleasure to teach them all.

We've spent our afternoon today focusing on mental health and have discussed the importance of looking after our bodies, including our minds. We began the afternoon with a wonderful yoga session together and ended by adding the final touches to our 'Happy Jars'! I do hope they have landed home safely and in one piece!! We've also enjoyed beginning some super artwork linked to our text, 'The Iron Man'.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend; let's hope it's not the rainy sort of weekend we endured last weekend!!

Here are this week's spellings to learn;

once

school

house

behind

child

children

every

everybody

I will add these to 'Spelling Shed' (the children have their new logins) but they are also in the children's diaries.

Please check 'Mathletics' for this week's activity. No doubt your children have told you we won the trophy for 'Mathletics' this week; we are very proud indeed! Please do encourage your child to try a number of activities on 'Mathletics' as I really do feel its an amazing resource to develop mental maths (and of course we want to win again- as P.E. co-ordinator, I'm very competitive!!)

Have a super weekend!

See you very soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Friday 2nd October

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Hello all!

We've had another wonderful week in year 3! We've been sharing our new text 'The Iron Man' and have thoroughly enjoyed creating wonderful posters of him, labelled with all the facts we have learnt about him. We've decorated our 'Happy Jars' and will be adding fancy lids on Monday in readiness for bringing them home next week. They really do look so lovely!

I have given the children some homework today. Please see the spellings below! I have also asked the children to focus on learning their 2 and 5x tables as many of them have forgotten these. We will gradually work through most of the times tables this year. I have also highlighted a 'Mathletics' activity I would like the children to complete; it's focusing on place value. Please encourage your child to try other activities too as it's such a great resource and certainly helps to improve mental maths.

Here's a couple of photos of the children completing their 'Iron Man' posters; they had great fun working together on these! We've linked the story to drama and music too. We've even used drama in our French this week too; the children are fabulous actors and actresses!

Here, the children are perfecting their wonderful dance. They are developing a great routine!

Here are the spellings for this week;

were

here

there

where

friend

because

kind

mind

Have a super weekend everyone!

See you Monday,

Mrs Matthews x

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A little update 30th September 2020

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Good evening everyone!

I just thought I'd post a little message to you all to say 'hallo' again and to let you know what we have been doing. We are continuing to have a great time together in our year 3 bubble. We have had great fun in science; we have become quite skilled scientists! We've been conducting investigations on our rocks and have learnt lots about their physical properties. We've investigated density, durability and even looked at how porous they are and whether they react to vinegar!! We've had great fun!! We have even created amazing sculptures with them.

Our 'happy jars' are progressing well; we will be bringing these home when we have finished them. Each will be filled with positive comments about us and decorated as per our designs. I hope they bring many happy emotions for the children as we continue through this wonderful pandemic!!

I understand many of you have had difficulty accessing the activity I put on 'Teams' last week; I have had a look and sorted the problem so hopefully you should be able to access the activity!!

We are currently working hard on times tables as I feel many of the children are forgetting these. Please could you continue to help your child learn the 2 and 5x tables (believe it or not, many have forgotten them). We have a 'times tables challenge' in class and award a sticker to the chart whenever the children have learnt one. They need to be able to recite the times table and know them randomly too; this seems to be proving tricky!! We aim to know times tables up to at least 8 x tables by the end of year 3!

I haven't been putting homework on the blog up until this week as I have wanted to give the children time to settle into year 3 without feeling overworked at home. I have asked them all, however, to continue reading to you every day and to learn these times tables. I will begin adding homework each Friday to the blog from this week; keep an eye out on Friday!!

Here are just a few of our photos.....

Have a lovely week! I'll be in touch on Friday.

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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15th September 2020

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Good afternoon everyone!

Hope you are all making the most of this gorgeous weather; sadly I don't think it's going to last much longer!!

Just a quick note about P.E.

Many apologies if I've confused you all about our P.E. days; we are now having P.E. on a Wednesday and Thursday. I promise it won't be changing again!

We have been recapping lots of maths this week and have been working on our times tables. I have asked the children to practice their 5 times tables this week so that they are much more confident when asked them at random. We will work on a different one each week and have a mini quiz on a Friday.

Thanks so much for your support,

Mrs Matthews

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Monday 14th September

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Good evening everyone!

We had a fabulous first week in Year 3; the children have all settled in beautifully and are an absolutely wonderful team. I'm really looking forwards to spending the year with them!

We have had lots of fun and have spent so much time learning practically and outdoors! wet hought we should make the most of our last few weeks of sunshine!! After a little practise on the grass last week, we have spend this afternoon in the forest creating fabulous pieces of art using lots of natural resources. The children have had a great time working together to create amazing masterpieces! We've worked outdoors on our maths once again too; ordering numbers, identifying odd and even numbers and recapping our place value.

Here is just a sample of images showing the work the children have been doing today..

Hope you have enjoyed sharing some of our photos; we will keep posting!!

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Our first day! 8.9.20

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Good evening everyone!

I just thought I'd let you know what a wonderful day we have all had in Year 3 today. The children have all been absolutely amazing; you would never have guessed they hadn't been in school for 6 months; complete superstars! We are definitely going to have a brilliant year; let's hope a full one this year too!

As the weather has been kind to us today we have made the most of the outdoors today and have had great fun creating natural sculptures outdoors. I have been amazed by the wonderful creativity the children have demonstrated. I think we have a class of artists this year!

We are currently in the process of creating a special display together in Year 3; it will be a celebration of all members of our team. The children have already prepared decorative name labels and drawn lovely pictures of themselves. It would be great to also display a photo of each of them too. If you possibly could, I would be really grateful if you would send me a photograph of your child via email and I will display it alongside their drawing and name label.

We are also going to be creating special memory/positivity jars in class too; please could you send in a glass jar (eg jam jar or coffee jar) so that your child can decorate it and add lots of lovely positive comments or memories.

Finally, please could I confirm that P.E. will be on a Tuesday and Thursday; please could your child come in his/her P.E. kit on those days. Please ensure he/she brings a water bottle and a piece of fruit or vegetable if required too.

Thank you so much for your support,

Mrs Matthews

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A special message from Mrs Matthews 17.7.20

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Hello my wonderful team!

Here are a few of your latest wonderful photos and a special message for you all....

      

     

     

   

Here's the part that will make me cry! 

What a year we have all had! It was such a difficult day back on the 23rd March when I had to say goodbye to you all; like you, I felt so sad and tearful for quite some time. I did not think for one minute that we wouldn't have been able to be back together once again as year 3. We all kept our fingers tightly crossed in the hope that we would have all been back in our lovely little classroom after half term in May. We were certainly very wrong! I was so sad to have to desert you all on the blog too following my heart attack in April; what a shock that was!! I'm definitely back to full health now, thank goodness, and am really enjoying nice long walks with Poppy! I really enjoyed our special time together on Monday; it was soooooo lovely to see you all. We had a great time together didn't we? It was fun to have a little mini sports day of our own!! The winners of Sports Day by the way are 'Pitcher' (yellow); I have been busy counting all your scores all week!!

Thank you so very, very much for all the amazing work you have continued doing over 'lockdown'. I am so very proud of you all; working at home must have been so hard for you all. It has been so lovely seeing all your amazing photos; every single one of them makes me smile so much!

Thank you too to all the Mums and Dads, big brothers, sisters or grandparents that have worked so incredibly hard to help you with your school work at home. Being a Mum myself, I can totally appreciate how very hard this must have been at times and especially whilst you have had to work too. You really have done a fabulous job and deserve a well earned restful Summer, with lots of warm sunshine hopefully. I can't thank you enough for the fabulous support you have continued to provide.

Lastly, can I say an enormous thank you for all your wonderful support, kind words and very generous cards and gifts. You have all been so kind and thoughtful. Thank you so much for the wonderful album of gorgeous lockdown photos too; it made me cry at lunchtime! It is so wonderful and I will treasure it forever.

I cannot believe that I now have to hand your gorgeous children over to year 4; I really do feel so sad to think we have lost so many fabulous months together. We have had great fun in year 3 and I know we made a brilliant team. You will definitely be getting visits from me when you return to class 4 in September. Please do come and say hello as I will only be next door; you'll need to come and tell me all about your Summer! Do remember that your classroom will be in the old year 6 classroom (lucky you, it's so lovely and big) so when you come on your first day come to the year 5/6 door at the front of the building (the same door as me) and Mrs Kendall and I will warmly welcome you in! You will love Mrs Kendall and Miss Watkins; they are soooooo lovely and I know you will have great fun!

Have the best Summer ever and do have lots of fun!

Sending lots and lots of very big virtual hugs to you all!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews xxx

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Friday 17th July!

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Good morning all!

I have a special message for you all a little later this morning but I know you will all be checking the blog early this morning so I just thought I'd say a quick hello!

Today in class we would have been having a special 'Golden Time' morning; this would be a morning where you can choose to do something you especially like doing. It might be playing lots of games, having a mini-disco, having a party, going for a lovely walk or practising lots of sports. So, today I'd really like you all to have a day of choosing whatever you like doing. You might paint some rocks, create a treasure hunt (with the rock as a prize), do some painting, make an obstacle course or snuggle on the settee and watch a movie together. Whatever you choose, have a fun, relaxing day!!

Check the blog a little later for more photos and a final goodbye message from me!!!

Sending you all a big virtual hug!!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews xx

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Fun at home Thursday! 16th July

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Hello fabulous, amazing, wonderful year 3!

I can't believe we have only 2 days of blogs left!! I have really enjoyed keeping in touch with you all every day. I have loved every single one of you being in my class and will miss you so much next year; I just wish we had been able to spend the whole of this year together. I feel cheated by Covid-19!

I hope you all have the best Summer holiday ever and I will keep my fingers and toes very tightly crossed that the weather is kind to us all; pray for sunshine and blue skies!!

Here are a couple of activities for you today.....

Board game fun; 

I absolutely love playing family games together and enjoy making up my own games too!! Why not have some extra special fun playing your favourite game with your family or perhaps make up your own. Take a photo or tell me all about it if you like!

Here's one of my favourites....

Articulate for Kids Game - Smyths Toys

Times tables fun;

Yesterday I asked year 2 to count in 2's, 5's and 10's as they did activities around the house! I bet you could do even more!

Here are some ideas.....

  1. Every time you go upstairs can you count in 2's?
  2. Every time you go downstairs can you count in 3's?
  3. Count in 5's as you set or clear the table.
  4. Count in 4's as you do star jumps.
  5. Count in 8's as you do some skipping.
  6. If you need a challenge you could even try counting in 6's or 7's whilst you go for a ride in the car (you might need to write those down first!!)

'Lockdown' memories;

Would you like to make a scrap book for yourself that will remind you of all the wonderful things you have been enjoying during 'Lockdown 2020'? You could add photos, pictures, pressed flowers or anything you like. Remember to add little captions of information too to tell me what is happening in your photos or pictures. There's no rush to finish it today; take your time and enjoy it! Have fun making history! 

Scrapbook Kit | Scrapbooking Supplies | Photo Scrapbook ...

We have been having technical difficulties with the blog over the last 24 hours so unfortunately I am unable to post any of your gorgeous photos for the moment; when the problem is sorted I will try again!! Many apologies!

Have a great day and I'll be in touch in the morning!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Wednesday home activities 15th July

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

Thank you so much for coming in to join me in class on Monday; it was soooooo lovely to see you all. It was great to have some time together; I hope you all enjoyed it at much as I did!

Here are some activities to try today!

Reading:

You can either read anything of your choice with an adult at home or there is a 2Do waiting for you on Purple Mash; chapter 6 if you are reading 'Animal Boy' (and the multiple choice questions) or chapter 5 again of 'Anna and the Third Leaf' (and a new set of missing word questions). It is entirely up to you!

Maths:

I have selected 2 activities on 'Mathletics' for you; they are problems to do with multiplying or dividing. Have a go with an adult as they will be really great practice for you.

Literacy;

Please can you have a look at the 'Pronouns' activity on pg 39 of your Grammar text- a pronoun is used instead of a name, eg 'he', 'she', they', 'we' etc. They stop you having to repeat a name over and over again.

Art;

Enjoy a lovely walk with Mum or Dad and collect some lovely items along your journey, eg leaves, petals, feathers, twigs, pine cones, acorns, ferns etc. Have a look at the images below and see if you can have another go at creating a lovely piece of 'natural art' or you might want to use wool too and have a go (with an adult's help) at making a 'natural weaving frame'- again, have a look at the examples below. Have fun!

Artist Bridget Beth Collins Creates Her Artwork With Natural ...

Craftiments: Summer Fun Camp - Nature Weaving Craft and Solar Oven ...

Have a great day and please send me your photos! 

Please also send me any remaining Sports Day results as early as possible today so I can announce the winning team!

Thank you so much.

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Tuesday 14th July - Drawing Day

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Morning! You have a drawing day today! I have posted a link to Drawing with Rob - A YouTube channel with some cool drawing guides on. Pick 3 and complete them. Send in your favourites!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

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Monday 13th July

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Good morning everyone!

I am really looking forwards to seeing you all today! I can't wait to see you! 

As you're coming in to visit today I thought I would just ask you to do one tiny job for me today! Have a look at the attached sheet and think about your time in year 3. The activity involves reminding yourselves about everything you've enjoyed about being in year 3. 

Memories from this year.pdf

Once you have thought about all your lovely positive memories and filled in your sheet, you could even make yourself your own memory jar. Take some paper and write down all your lovely memories about the time we had together and then carefully cut out each one and fold each one up and pop it in your memory jar. If you are having a bad day you can then take your jar and pull out your memories and remind yourself! It's such a lovely thing to do! You could even decorate your jar. If you do, take a photo!

What's a memory jar and how can it help my child? | Beanstalk Mums

Have fun making yours!

See you today!!!!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Home learning Friday 10th July

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Hello again fantastic year 3!

I hope you had a great time trying the Sports Day activities; we got very wet at school and I bet you did too. I thought about you all! If you didn't get chance to finish or thought it was too wet yesterday have a go today or even at the weekend as it will be better weather finally! Please send your results back to me no later than Monday and I'll give you the final result by Tuesday or Wednesday via our blog. Which team will win the cup?!

Thank you for your brilliant photos and your incredible hard work everyone! We are nearly there; one week to go!!

Here are some jobs for today...

Maths:

8 questions;

  1. 6 x 5 =
  2. 30 divided by 5 =
  3. 30 divided by 6 =
  4. 5 x 6 =
  5. 655 divided by 5
  6. 856 divided by 4
  7. 6 x 4 =
  8. 24 divided by 4

Problem;

If I have 24 crispie buns and want to share them equally between 4 friends, how many do they each get?

Activity;

I've set you 2 tasks on 'Mathletics'; they are both linked to fractions. Remember with fractions of a collection of objects 1/4 means 1 out of every 4 of the objects.It may mean there are only 4 objects and you have to choose 1. If you are finding the fraction of a number, eg 1/4 of 24 means 24 divided by 4 (ie how many 4s in 24?)

Have a look at the activities with an adult supporting you to begin with and see how you go.

Good luck!

Literacy:

  1. Please could you try the 2Do I have set you on Purple Mash; it's a grammar task that involves you adding punctuation to a question or speech, for example.
  2. Please could you write a list of any questions you have about year 4 and I will give your questions to year 4 to answer for you!

Reading:

Either continue reading a book of your choice at home with Mum or Dad. Remind them to ask you questions.

OR

Read chapter 5 of the text you were reading on Purple Mash (Anna and the 3rd Leaf or Animal Boy) and complete the questions. I have set a 2Do for you.

That's all folks!!

Have a brilliant weekend and enjoy the sunshine that is returning on Sunday! :) 

I am really looking forwards to seeing you on Monday. If you haven't booked a slot please do today.

Thank you!

Bye for now,

Mrs Matthews x

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Our Virtual Sports Day 9th July 2020

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Good morning everyone!

Keep your fingers very, very tightly crossed for some sunshine today for our 'Virtual Sports Day'!

Once again, here is the summary of the activities we'd like the children to do and some extra information. I have also added a sheet you can use for your results. Please email me with any queries you have about any of the events. The most important point is that you have a great time. The weather sadly won't be as good as next week but unfortunately next week is exceptionally busy already and we'd like the results for Sports Day by the end of this week if possible. Hope you have a fabulous time!

Sports Day Results sheet.docx

Sports Day bulletin.docx

Enjoy yourselves and do please let me know your results. We will see which team wins in our class and then we'll be able to see which team wins overall! Good luck!

See you very soon!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Last weeks Transition photos

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Hi Year 3, I don't want to hijack this weeks photos or amazing work, but due to computer failure over the weekend, I couldn't post these extra few pieces of work from Saskia and Grace.  So here they are:

Well done girls.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wonderful work!

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Hello Class 3! 

Thank you for sending such wonderful work yesterday. It looks as though you had lots of fun. 

I would like to share your pictures with everyone so here goes: 

  

    

Some good domino maths - well done.

    

  

    

   

I'm sure you'll all be impressed by these everyday object pictures! 

    

Some good reasons for liking unusual things! I have received some super videos too but unfortunately, I am unable to add them to the blog (I'll save them and we can watch them when we're back in school). 

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Home learning Wednesday 8th July

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Good morning super team!

I hope you all had a great day yesterday and had some lovely activities to do for Mrs Kendall and Miss Watkins. They are both really looking forwards to you joining them next year.

Before we begin today, here are some very exciting photos you've sent this week;

     

Chloe has been having a very exciting time; here she is with her brand new beautiful foal, Arthur!

     

Here's Mia with Coco, her gorgeous new bunny!

    

Here's Grace with her brand new friend! Spot the bird on Grace's head!!

Thank you so much everyone for all your hard work this week. I posted all your lovely letters on the Year 2 blog yesterday and they loved reading them. Thank you for all your brilliant dictionary challenges too!

        

Here's Archie, Emma and Oscar working hard on their dictionary challenges!

       

Here's Charlie's super dictionary challenge too and also Arianna's French! Well done everyone!

Here are your activities for today....

Maths:

8 questions:

  1. 654 - 232
  2. Subtract 65 from 293
  3. 768 plus 124
  4. 6 x 8
  5. 48 divided by 8
  6. 1/4 of 36
  7. 65 x 100
  8. 760 divided by 10

Problem;

Grandma bought a very tasty chocolate cake and cut it into tenths. She gave 1 piece to Tom, 2 pieces to Harry and 3 pieces to Dad! What fraction of the cake would be left?

Activity;

Today I'd like you to practise multiplication. I have set some multiplication activities on 'Mathletics' for you. Remember, if you are given a simple multiplication that is within the timestables you won't need to use columns. However, if the numbers are larger you will. Here is an example...

2

 6 5

 x 4

260       

Can you remember that you will first need to solve 4 x 5 (20)...... put the 0 in the box and carry the 2 into the tens column.

Then, solve 4 x 6 (24) and remember to add the extra 2 tens.

Literacy/History:

Read about the history of Holmfirth, West yorkshire     

Last week you worked so hard to create your non-fiction posters about Castle Hill. Today I'd really like you to find out some interesting historical facts about Netherthong or Holmfirth (our local area). You might include something about the floods, the workhouse in Netherthong, the mills, the Luddites or any other exciting historical facts about our area. You could look for old photographs on the internet and print some out to create interest to your poster. I'd like you to do as you did last time and add captions of information. Let's see who finds out the most about our history!

Art:

Your art challenge this week is to create a model of Castle Hill! You can use whatever you like! You might want to use some of the skills you learnt when we made our volcanoes! It is entirely up to you. This activity is likely to take you into next week as you'll need to paint it and add detail. Please send a photo of your finished model!

Reading:

Spend some time sharing a book with Mum or Dad and remember to read with exciting expression!

Have a great day and remember it's Sports Day tomorrow so pray for lots of sunshine!!

Bye for now!

Mrs Matthews x

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Transition Tuesday 7th July 2020

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Good morning, Mrs Kendal here again for Transition Tuesday!

This will be the last blog I write for you before you become official Class 4 members. I hope you are as excited as me!

Remember if you (or your adult) have any questions to ask about moving up to year 4, please email us at class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk and we will do our best to answer them for you.

Here are today’s suggested activities:

As this is the last blog I will write for you, I thought we could have a bit of fun and do some silly activities.

English:

I asked my class to do this task last week and I thought you could have a go too.

Can you make a silly speech?

Below is a list of topics that I am sure you don’t agree with. Pretend that you do and give lots of reasons why you agree with them. Try and speak for at least one minute on each topic.

When you have delivered your speeches, pick one or two topics and write a list of all of the reasons you gave (or film one if you prefer). Don’t forget, be persuasive! Try and make people really believe what you are saying.

  • Reasons why I love homework.
  • Reasons why I love having holes in my socks.
  • Reasons why I love smelly feet.
  • Reasons why I love my mobile phone/ tablet running out of battery.
  • Reasons why I love eating raw onions.
  • Reasons why I love rainy days.
  • Reasons why I love everyone forgetting my birthday.
  • Reasons why I love people with loud voices.
  • Reasons why I love getting the same present twice on my birthday.
  • Reasons why I love sitting in front of people who talk and kick my seat in the cinema.

Maths:

Have a go at solving these problems. If you have a set of dominoes, use them when working out your answers. If not, you could always cut out the ones below.

The number of spots along each side of the square should add up to the number in the middle.

 

  

Art:

Can you create a piece of art using an everyday object?

Here are some examples:

    

This one is mine!

                                                         

I’m looking forward to seeing your creations.

Have a lovely day.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Home learning Monday 6th July

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend and had lots of fun.

Here are your activities for today;

P.E.

I wondered if today you might like to learn some dance moves! Here's a link to 'KIDZ BOP'; it includes lots of fun dance videos you might like to join in with! Alternatively, take the gentle option and try yoga again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ

Maths;

8 questions;

1. ¼ of 36 (so, how many 4's in 36?)

2. 1/3 of 21 (so, how many 3's in 21?)

3. 1/5 of 30

4. 1/8 of 40

5. 542 – 128

6. 348 + 226

7. 45 x 5

8. 655 divided by 5

Activity;

Today I'd like you to work on column subtraction. Do remember that if you can't subtract from the digit above you need to 'exchange' from the next column (ie 'borrow a ten'). Please can you complete the 2 activities I've set you on 'Mathletics'. If you don't have time to do both just select one. (NB You will need to have a piece of paper with you to help you calculate the answers using columns).

Literacy;

Last week I asked year 2 if they had any questions they would like to ask you all about class 3. They are feeling a bit nervous and have a few burning questions. Here are some of them;

 

Other questions have included;

Is Mrs Matthews fun?

Does Mrs Matthews like coffee and chocolate cake?

Do you do lots of P.E?

Your activity;

Please could you write a short letter to year 2 to tell them about what to expect in class 3 and to answer some of their questions. Remember to impress them with your neat, joined writing and super spellings and punctuation!! I'll post your letters on the blog to year 2 tomorrow- they will love to see your letters back to them!

Reading;

Dictionary Challenge:

Please can you use a dictionary to locate these words. Please can you tell me the definition of the word given in the dictionary and also the page number you found it on. Don't worry if you don't get time to do them all, just try as many as you can!

  1. Harbour
  2. Quay
  3. Tide
  4. Legend
  5. Myth
  6. Cliff
  7. Mountain
  8. Valley

Have a great day and have fun! Don't worry if you are unable to complete all the activities; just do what you feel you have time for.

Enjoy your activities for Mrs Kendall and Watkins and I'll be in touch on Wednesday. Please send me photos of your letters for year 2 as soon as you can so I can post them on Tuesday if possible.

Thank you so much for all your fabulous hard work!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Home learning Monday 6th July

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend and had lots of fun.

Here are your activities for today;

P.E.

I wondered if today you might like to learn some dance moves! Here's a link to 'KIDZ BOP'; it includes lots of fun dance videos you might like to join in with! Alternatively, take the gentle option and try yoga again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ

Maths;

8 questions;

1. ¼ of 36 (so, how many 4's in 36?)

2. 1/3 of 21 (so, how many 3's in 21?)

3. 1/5 of 30

4. 1/8 of 40

5. 542 – 128

6. 348 + 226

7. 45 x 5

8. 655 divided by 5

Activity;

Today I'd like you to work on column subtraction. Do remember that if you can't subtract from the digit above you need to 'exchange' from the next column (ie 'borrow a ten'). Please can you complete the 2 activities I've set you on 'Mathletics'. If you don't have time to do both just select one. (NB You will need to have a piece of paper with you to help you calculate the answers using columns).

Literacy;

Last week I asked year 2 if they had any questions they would like to ask you all about class 3. They are feeling a bit nervous and have a few burning questions. Here are some of them;

 

Other questions have included;

Is Mrs Matthews fun?

Does Mrs Matthews like coffee and chocolate cake?

Do you do lots of P.E?

Your activity;

Please could you write a short letter to year 2 to tell them about what to expect in class 3 and to answer some of their questions. Remember to impress them with your neat, joined writing and super spellings and punctuation!! I'll post your letters on the blog to year 2 tomorrow- they will love to see your letters back to them!

Reading;

Dictionary Challenge:

Please can you use a dictionary to locate these words. Please can you tell me the definition of the word given in the dictionary and also the page number you found it on. Don't worry if you don't get time to do them all, just try as many as you can!

  1. Harbour
  2. Quay
  3. Tide
  4. Legend
  5. Myth
  6. Cliff
  7. Mountain
  8. Valley

Have a great day and have fun! Don't worry if you are unable to complete all the activities; just do what you feel you have time for.

Enjoy your activities for Mrs Kendall and Watkins and I'll be in touch on Wednesday. Please send me photos of your letters for year 2 as soon as you can so I can post them on Tuesday if possible.

Thank you so much for all your fabulous hard work!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Photos!! 3.7.20

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Hello again!

An enormous thank you for all your brilliant photos. The work you are doing at home is just fantastic; I'm so proud of you!

Here we go.....

       

Here's Charlie working on his French and showing us his fabulous 'Tom' too!

     

Max Cooper's fabulous Castle Hill and facts!            Oscar enjoying his own smoothie in the sun!

      

Mia working hard on French!                                      Laurie's super Castle Hill and facts!

       

Laurie's wonderful Tom!                                           Josie's fabulous Castle Hill facts!

     

Josie hard at work on her Castle Hill fact finding!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I'll be in touch on Monday morning.

Looking forwards to our get together during our final week; it will be so lovely to see you!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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Home learning Friday 3.7.20

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Hello everyone!

Hope you have all had a great week and are very much looking forwards to the weekend. I am so excited about meeting you all on Monday 13th; don't forget to book a time to come as it would be such a shame to miss miss seeing you. I can't wait to see you all, see how much you have all grown and find out all the exciting things you have been getting up to!

Thank you so very much for all the amazing photos you have sent me this week; you have been so busy! I'll post photos a little later today so do keep looking on the blog!

Here are today's activities;

P.E. 

Let's begin the day calmly with a super relaxing yoga; 'Rainbow Yoga' with Adrienne and her gorgeous dog!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF7O6-QabIo

Maths;

Today I'd like you just to complete 2 mental maths activities on 'Mathletics'; they involve both addition and subtraction and will remind you that in some cases addition and subtraction can be done very simply by adding or subtracting the tens column and then the ones column without the need for column addition or subtraction (you don't always need to use them!!)

Literacy;

Please can you continue with the 2Do I set for you yesterday; writing 'Mousehole Cat' from the point of view of Tom (telling the story as if you were Tom). You do not need to re-write the whole story; select your favourite section and focus on that part, but include lots of exciting detail and of course pictures too! Take care with spellings and punctuation and remember to print it out and take a photo or save it.

Science;

Let's recap some of our work on magnets.

Ask Mum or Dad if you have a magnet. Please could you use your magnet to find out which items in your home are magnetic and which are not. If you like you could create a table to display your results.

Can you therefore tell me which materials are magnetic and which are not, eg tell me if tin is magnetic, if plastic is magnetic.... etc?

Reading;

Please either spend some time reading a book of your choice to Mum or Dad OR complete the latest 2Do on Purple Mash (reading the latest chapter in your text in Emeralds or Diamonds).

That's everything!! Remember just to select the activities you think you can manage and enjoy your day!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend; have lots of fun and please keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine!

See you all a week on Monday! Don't forget to book your slot!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x

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Transition Tuesday Photos

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Well you amazed us with your work Year 3!  I loved your names.  You are obviously a really creative lot!  We can't wait for all of our adventures in Year 4 together!  So here are your photos from Tuesday.

Thank you so much for your hard work.  We are looking forward to next Tuesday!

Keep safe and keep being amazing!

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Home learning Thursday 2nd July

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Hello again super stars!

I hope you all had a great day yesterday and had lots of fun! I'm really, really, really looking forwards to seeing you all very soon; I can't wait! It seems so long ago we all saw each other; I bet you've all grown!!

Here are our activities for today;

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 2kg 200g + 3kg 250g
  2. 3L 200mls + 1L 150mls
  3. 1/2 of 28
  4. 1/4 of 28
  5. 5m 350cm - 2m 150cm
  6. 7L 255mls - 5L 105mls
  7. 22 x 5
  8. 43 x 3

Problem;

If I poured 3L 350mls into a paddling pool (on a very warm sunny day in Netherthong) and then added 1L 155mls, how much would be in my pool altogether?

Activity;

Adding tens to 3 digit numbers (recap)

I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you. I'd like you to practise adding tens to 3 digit numbers. Remember if you are adding tens you will need to focus on the tens column in the 3 digit number. If that column is then greater than 9 you will need to include the hundreds column in your calculation too. Have a look on Purple Mash; we have done this sort of calculation many times before so it should be good revision!

Literacy;

1. Let's practise handwriting...

Select one of the handwriting sheets in your pack and see if you can join as neatly as you did back in school!!

2. Mousehole Cat

Nicola Bayley The Mousehole Cat, this is a wonderful book and also ...        The Mousehole Cat - The Lounge - Netweather Community Forums

I've set a 2Do on Purple Mash; it's a lovely story writing frame that will provide you with a little booklet. I'd like you to use Purple Mash to re-write the Mousehole Cat as Tom, rather than the cat. Don't worry about finishing the whole story or including every single detail but see if you can have a go at making a start today. Think carefully about punctuation and spellings. You can complete it on the computer or print it out and write it; it's entirely up to you. If you complete it on the computer you could perhaps print it out afterwards.

Art;

Choose one of the windows in your house. Look carefully at everything you can see through the window. Please can you draw the window frame around the edges of your paper and then draw everything you can see. You can use paints, pastels, crayons, a pencil; it's totally your choice. Relax and enjoy!!

Reading;

Relax and enjoy reading to Mum or Dad. Remember to use exciting expression and don't forget to make sure you can answer lots of questions about the story.

That's it folks!! Have a wonderful day and please keep in touch. Please keep sending me your lovely photos and if you haven't yet, please do as I really enjoy seeing them and posting them for you.

Have fun!

See you very soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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Home Learning Wednesday 1st July

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Good morning everyone!

Hope you all had a great day yesterday doing exciting activities for Mrs Kendall and Miss Watkins.

Before I give you your activities for today, here's a brief photo gallery! I've had so many wonderful photos sent this week; thank you so much everyone for your AMAZING hard work!

      

Max's chocolate crispie slices; yum!!                     Laurie's ice cube science!

          

Here's Laurie's geography too; comparing capital cities in the UK.

Here are your activities for today! Remember not to worry about struggling to complete everything if time is tricky; just select what you can do!

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. If it is 3:20, what time will it be in 30 minutes? (don't forget to count in 5s)
  2. If it's 4:25, what time will it be in 30 minutes?
  3. I have 8 angles, what shape am I?
  4. I have 5 sides, what shape am I?
  5. 342 - 8
  6. 654 - 5
  7. 35 x 5
  8. 655 divided by 5 (remember 'bus stop')

Problem;

If all the apples that come to school come in bags of 8, how many do I have if 6 bags arrive? If 2 are badly bruised, how many apples are left?

Activity;

I have set a revision 2Do on Purple Mash for you; it's adding ones to 3 digit numbers. You'll need a piece of paper and a pencil as you'll need to calculate your answers (you may need to use columns).

French;

Today I'd like you to begin to learn the days of the week. Here is a list of them and their English translations. Please could you copy both the French and the English and then cut them out, mix them up and try and match them. Perhaps you could use different colours for each day of the week; so both the French and the English Monday could be red, for example...

NB The 'i' at the end of the days = 'ee' sound

Monday = Lundi  (pronounced lurndee)

Tuesday = Mardi (pronounced mardee)

Wednesday = Mercredi (pronounced mecredee)

Thursday = Jeudi (pronounced jurdee)

Friday = Vendredi (pronounced ventradee)

Saturday = Samedi (pronounced (samdee)

Sunday = Dimanche (pronounced deemornsh)

English;

Look back at our story of the 'Mousehole Cat'. Here's the link......

THE MOUSEHOLE CAT.pdf

You could watch the videos again if you like;

https://vimeo.com/42079212

https://vimeo.com/42080367

Think carefully about the character Tom; he's the old man that owns Mowzer. Please can you draw a large colourful picture of Tom and label him with adjectives and descriptive phrases that depict his character.

History; (local history)

Castle Hill and Victoria Tower | Day Out With The Kids

Many of you will have visited Castle Hill and certainly all of you will have seen it from a distance, but do you know anything about its history?

Please could you take your time and create a lovely detailed picture of Castle Hill; you can use paints, pastels, crayons or just a pencil. It is entirely up to you. You might decide to use Cezanne's style of painting!

Could you then try and find out as much information as you can about the history of Castle Hill. I'd like you to carefully write out individual captions of non-fiction information about Castle Hill's history and add these to your drawing/painting.

Reading;

After a busy day spend some lovely quiet 1 to 1 reading time with Mum or Dad

or you can read your next chapter on Purple Mash- it is up to you (there is a 2Do ready for you if you like).

Have a great day and remember to send me some of your photos; they're always great to see!

See you very, very soon!!

Mrs Matthews

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Transition Tuesday - 30.6.2020

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Well, what a treat for me!  It is Transition Tuesday!  Mrs Kendal and myself are so excited for September and all it will bring.  I am especially excited to have you as a class, I have know you all since you began back in Reception!  Mrs Kendal is just as excited!  We will have such a fun year, as both Mrs K and myself love to have some fun, and a little hard work too!  What a shame that we can not get together in person before the end of the year, but will do our best to make our Transition Tuesdays fun.  I loved the work that you completed last week.  Picasso is one of my favourite artists, and I am sure you will all remember how much I love art!  Your All about Me posters and  Math's were super too. So on to this week, and please remember that these are only guideline of suggested activities, but it would be so lovely to hear from you all.

English:  

So I know you always used to love a challenge.  Let's hope you still do.  Last week was National Literacy Week and there was a short writing challenge set.  The challenge asked you to write a story.  There are a few rules that you have to follow.  You are only to use 24 words and it must only take you 7 minutes!  The story must also begin "One Day..."  Not many rules to follow, but you must stick to them.  The link has a few videos to help you plan what you will write.  Obviously this is to only take you 7 minutes, so you might like to do more than one.  This is trickier than it sounds!

Please click on the link below:

24/7 (Link)

Maths:

Here is a Countdown Number challenge.  Again this is a link to an education web page with a game.  You will have to select 6 numbers and a total.  Then can you create the total using only the numbers you have selected?  It might not always be possible.  You could write down how you worked it out, and don't be frightened to ask a grown up to help (or even have a go)!  You must get the nearest number that you can.

Here is the link:

Countdown Numbers

Art:

Last week you learnt all about Picasso's wonderful painting - The Weeping Woman, and created some fantastic art work of your own.  Today, I would love for you to become "graffiti" artists.  You are going to create your name in large, bubble print letters, and then think about Picasso and his amazing use of colour and shapes.  Be bold and have fun with them.  You can use your favourite colours, add patterns or even use pictures inside the letters to help give us even more of an idea about you, what you love and what makes you, you!   Here are a few examples:

Mrs. McLain's Art Room - Graffiti Name Tags Middle school art ...    Connor graffiti name | Graffiti lettering, Doodle art drawing ...

graffiti name drawing for kids | ArtClubBlog

I can't wait to see them!  If we get enough we might find a wall in the Year 4 classroom for them.

We are all really looking forward to hearing from you all.  I can't wait to see what you get up to!

Don't forget to email us on class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Keep smiling and keep safe.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Monday's update! 29.6.20

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Hello again class 3!

First, here are the answers to the tricky literacy I gave you today...

  1. verb
  2. noun
  3. noun
  4. verb
  5. noun
  6. verb
  7. adjective
  8. verb

I hope that helps!

As promised, here are your Friday photos (I'll post more on Wednesday). Thank you so much; do keep them coming, they're brilliant!

         

Alfie's superb Paul Cezanne painting and also his very tasty kebab!

       

Here's an example of Cezanne's art that Mia selected and here is Mia's wonderful copy! Below, she's making yummy kebabs.

       

Here's Austin preparing his tasty kebabs; very nice indeed!       Here's Amelia perfecting her riding skills!

Thank you everyone for your wonderful photos; do keep them coming!

Have fun tomorrow with Mrs Kendall and Miss Watkins' activities; I'm sure you'll have some wonderful tasks to complete!

I'll be in touch on Wednesday!

Bye for now,

Mrs Matthews x

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Home Learning Monday 29th June

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Good morning fantastic year 3!

Hope you have all had a great weekend; it is such a shame the sun didn't stay out though! Rain, rain and more rain!!

Thank you so very much for all the super hard work you are doing at home; I'm loving reading all your emails and seeing your fabulous photos. Do keep them coming! I'll post some of your photos later today so do keep watching!!

Here are today's activities...

P.E. 

I thought you might like to try a different workout today; it's a cardio workout so should get your heart pumping! Have a try and see what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhCM0C6GnrY

Reading:

Please could you read the next chapter of the book you are reading. Please complete either 'Anna and the 3rd leaf' chapter 3 OR 'Animal Boy' chapter 3. I have set a 2Do for you. Please also complete the questions too.

Literacy;

Grammar -

Please can you tell me if the highlighted word is a noun (name), verb (action) or adjective (description)....

  1. Ring the bell and then we can begin lessons.
  2. She had a beautiful ring on her finger.
  3. I have a lovely silver watch.
  4. Please can you watch that film with me.
  5. We must put our valuables in the safe.
  6. Please can you form a straight line.
  7. I ate the last chocolate biscuit.
  8. I often spot wildlife in the field.

Please can you complete the grammar activity on page 37 (Word Families).

Maths:

6 questions;

1. 1/3 of 27

2. 229 + 50

3. 907 – 400

4. Double 231

5. Half of 842

6. Subtract 60 from 275

Problem; What shape am I? I have 4 angles. I have 2 pairs of parallel sides but 2 are larger than the other 2!

Activity:

You will need either some squared paper if you have some or use a ruler to make a squared piece of paper and aim for each square being 1cm by 1cm (no pressure at all!!!)- perhaps Mum or Dad could do this for you! Use a ruler and pencil and draw these shapes as neatly as you can (treat each square as being 1cm)? 

  1. A square with sides of 2cm.
  2. A triangle with 2 sides of 3cm.
  3. A rectangle with 1 side 6cm and 1 side 5cm.
  4. A rectangle with 1 side of 4cm and 1 side of 2cm.
  5. A triangle with a right angle.
  6. A triangle with no sides of equal length!
  7. A hexagon with one pair of parallel sides.
  8. A square with sides of 3cm 5mm

You could colour them in or give them patterns when you have labelled the measurements on each side.

Have a great day and have fun!

See you all very soon,

Mrs Matthews 

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Home learning Friday 26.6.20

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Hello wonderful year 3!

Still missing you lots and lots! Hope you have all been having a great time in the gorgeous sunshine; I'm guessing you'll have been in paddling pools and cooling off with very tasty ice pops whilst we've been roasting here in school!! I'm very jealous!

Here are your Friday activities.... (photos below)

P.E.

Why not start the day with either a gentle yoga or perhaps a quick assault course before it gets too hot! Here's a 'Harry Potter Yoga' if you fancy it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

Reading;

I have set a 2Do for you on Purple Mash; choose either chapter 2 of 'Animal Boy' in Emeralds or chapter 2 of the text you were reading in Diamonds; 'Anna and the 3rd leaf'. Please answer the questions too; again, I have set a 2Do for you.

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. Write 20 past 6 as a digital time.
  2. If it is 3:15, what time will it be in 2 hours?
  3. 356 plus 228
  4. Subtract 36 from 528
  5. 45 x 4
  6. 8 x 4
  7. 672 divided by 3
  8. How many angles does a pentagon have?

Activity;

Let's solve some pictogram problems. Please select A or B (or C if you want more challenge!!)

Art;

Have a look at some of the beautiful landscapes painted by Paul Cezanne.

Search on the internet with Mum or Dad and find one you'd like to copy; relax, take your time and have a go. Here are just 2 examples...

                              

See if you can send me a photo of one of his and your copy; don't forget to use independent brush strokes! Notice too how he often paints trees in the foreground.

Literacy;

I have set two grammar 2Dos on Purple Mash for you today; one is surrounding conjunctions and one is prepositions. They are easier than they sound. Have a look and give them both a try!

Have fun and enjoy your day!

Have a lovely weekend & I'll be in touch Monday!

Before I go, here's a few more of your brilliant photos....

  Charlie and Luna in the sun!    Mia's conversational French!

   Romeo enjoying working hard on his maths!

   Elijah working hard on maths too!

   Arianna's frequency chart and bar chart!

 Chloe on her visit to Mother Shipton's Caves!

 Finally, here's Mia enjoying her ice cube science!

Well done everyone and thank you so much for your photos.

See you soon everyone!

Mrs Matthews x

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Home learning Thursday 25th June

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Hello everyone!

I hope you've been having a brilliant time in this gorgeous hot weather.

Today is going to be hotter still I think, so I thought you needed some activities to cool you down!

Here we go.....

Science;

Here's a little extra Science job! Your challenge is to conduct an experiment to find out which flavour of homemade ice cube (or ice pop) is the tastiest. You may think you know which is your favourite but have you really tested it to see? Which do you predict will be the best? You could do a blind trial to see if you were correct; that means you'll need to make a selection and taste each one without looking. You could make some interesting new flavours! You might want to score them out of 10. It's up to you!

Send me a photo of you doing the experiment or send me your results!

15 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas (Freezer Meals)       How to Make Fruit and Vegetable Ice Pops - helloyummy

Literacy;

As you'll be getting hot in the sun today, please could you either make your own healthy smoothie or fruit kebab.

I love smoothies and fruit kebabs so please can you write a list of instructions on how to make it.

Take care with your handwriting, spelling and punctuation!

Please take a photo to show me what you created!

Fruit Kebabs | Dessert Recipes | GoodtoKnow

Maths;

Here's a few problems for you to solve! Please can you write your calculations?

  1. If I made 27 orange ice cubes, 15 lemon ice cubes and 34 pineapple ice cubes, how many would I have made altogether?
  2. If I poured 5L 250ml water in the paddling pool and then added 3L 125mls more water how much would there be in the pool?
  3. I made 1L 750mls smoothie but then knocked over the jug and spilt 228mls. How much did I have then?
  4. Mum made a tasty pizza to eat at lunchtime in the garden. She cut it into 10 tenths. If Sophie had 2/10, Mia had 2/10, Alfie had 1/10 and Laurie had 2/10, how much would be left?
  5. If I made 32 tiny sandwiches and needed to share them out between 8 teachers, how many would they have each?
  6. If I made a 1 litre jug of juice and drank 400mls, how much would I have left?

Reading;

Make a cool den in the garden and spend a little time reading to Mum or Dad. You could put your favourite teddy/teddies in your den and read to them too. If you have a younger sister, brother or a pet they may want to listen too! Can you answer questions on your book?

Well, that's all folks!!

Enjoy your day and have lots of fun in the sun!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews x

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A big thank you!

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Hello, Mrs Kendal here again. I'm just sneaking a quick blog onto your page (ssshhh, don't tell Mrs Matthews) to say a very big thank you for all of the wonderful work I have received. I can't wait to get to know you all in September. 

Here are some of the Picasso pictures that you have created: 

    

   

     

  

  

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Home learning Wednesday 24.6.20

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Hello again fabulous year 3!

I missed you all yesterday! I hope you enjoyed reading your blog from Mrs Kendall and had fun doing your lovely art activity.

Here are some activities for today, but please do enjoy the lovely weather and don't feel you need to do all these activities today; select what you can manage.

French:

Let's practise some of the French we worked on earlier in the year. We looked at conversational French. You can work with Mum or Dad to do some drama and have a French conversation OR you could draw 2 people with a speech bubble each and add the sentences they may say to each other (examples below). Remember to use accurate punctuation.

Here are some spellings that may help you..

Bonjour.............. (Hello)

Salut...............(Hi)

Je m'appelle............... (My name is)

J'ai cinq  ans.........................(I am 5 years old)

Ca va?.....................(Are you ok?)

Ca va bien merci...............(I'm fine thank you)

Ca va mal...............(I'm not very well)

Bonsoir................(Good evening)

Au revoir....................(Goodbye)

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 5 x 8
  2. 7 x 4
  3. 8 x 3
  4. 40 divided by 8 (remember to use the information in number 1)
  5. 40 divided by 5
  6. 24 divided by 3 (use the information in number 3)
  7. 453 + 128
  8. 726 - 282

Problem;

Here is a number sentence; 34 + 25 = 59.

Can you write any other number sentences using these numbers?

Activity;

Let's try some bar chart problems today; choose either A or B

English;

Activity;

Look back at our story, 'Mousehole Cat' or watch the video clip below. Today I'd like you to be thinking about Tom on his boat in the middle of the storm.

Can you draw Tom in his boat in the middle of the horrific storm and then write a list of exciting descriptive sentences to tell me what he would have seen, heard and how he would have felt? Use fabulous adjectives. 

eg Large crashing waves towered above him.

His boat rocked wildly from side to side.

Tell me about the waves, the sky, the weather, his boat, Mowzer, his feelings etc. Think about what he saw, heard, felt. You don't need to write lots, just a few examples for each.

Here's a clip....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lod1WkCkFnE

Geography;

 I'd like you to work with Mum or Dad to search for and print out images of London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. Can you locate them on a map of UK too? Talk to Mum or Dad about any similarities or differences between them.

Please stick the images in your book; use a column for each city, but remember to label your columns.

As always, please don't think you have to complete all these activities in one day; select those activities you can manage and do go out and enjoy the lovely sunshine. We may not get a week quite as wonderful as this one!

Have a fun day!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

 

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Transition Tuesday 23rd June 2020

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Good morning Class 3, Mrs Kendal here!

For the next few weeks, either Miss Watkins or I will be writing your blog every Tuesday. If you were back in school, we would be having some transition sessions which would give us the chance to get to know you and you the chance to get to know us before September. As this is not possible, I hope that we can do that through your blog instead.

The activities that I am adding to your blog are only suggestions. You may feel like doing all, some or none of them – whichever you decide is fine.

Here are my ideas for today:

All about me - 

When we have a transition day in school, Miss Watkins and I love finding out about the things our new class loves doing and what makes each person unique.

Today I would love to find out a bit about you. This could be presented in a poster, a letter, photos or an email. 

Before you start, here’s a bit about me - I wonder if you can work out what each picture represents? 

  

If you would like to tell me a bit about yourself (in your chosen style) please send emails and pictures to class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk 

Maths - 

Are you good at solving problems? Have a go at this Maths problem. You could even use real playing cards if you have some. 

Art - 

Miss Watkins and I are both big fans of art (as you will find out next year); Miss Watkins happens to be rather more talented than me though!

Picasso was a very famous artist who created very weird and wonderful drawings and paintings. Here are some of his creations: 

    

As you can see, he painted faces in rather an unusual way! 

Have a go at creating your own Picasso masterpiece by playing this game: 

  

I would love to see some of your finished masterpieces! If you can, send me a picture to class4@netherthong.primary.co.uk 

I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and I hope that you have fun with some of these activities. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Monday Home learning 22nd June

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Good morning everyone!

First, our photo gallery....

      

Charlie's Mousehole landscape!                             Archie's Sun Safety poster!

        

Emma's Sun Safety poster!                                      Mia working on her Mousehole landscape!

          

Sophie delivering her beautiful rainbow cake to the team of paramedics at Honley Ambulance Station; what a lovely thank you Sophie!

    Here's Grace's Mousehole landscape!                         Max Cooper's story map!

      

Oscar's Mousehole storm painting!                    Arjeta has been working hard on her Mousehole storm too!

Well done everyone!

Now here are some activities for Monday! Remember, please don't feel you must do them all today; select those you can manage and save others for another time.

Reading;

I have set a 2Do for you on Purple Mash; select either Diamonds; 'Anna and the third leaf' chapter 1 and questions (these books are easier than Emeralds)

OR

Emeralds; 'Animal Boy' chapter 1 and questions 

If you prefer a different text please do select one. Some children may find 'Fire Bolt' texts a little easier or Sapphires for a trickier book.

Literacy;

Today please could you complete the 'Root Words' activity in your grammar text book pg 36. Remember a root word is the original word to which a prefix or suffix is added.

This will help to consolidate the Purple Mash activity the children completed last week.

Maths:

8 questions;

  1. Subtract 200 from 456
  2. 453 plus 228
  3. 34 x 4 
  4. 54 x 5
  5. Add 50 to 428
  6. Subtract 238 from 472
  7. 1/3 of 39
  8. How many angles in an octagon?

Problem;

If I bought 4 ice lollies costing 43p each and an ice cream costing 55p how much will I have spent all together?

Activity;

Let's try solving some problems concerning frequency tables. Have a go at either section A, B or C 

Baking;

At some point this week you might want to try and bake a very tasty chocolate crispie cake with Mum or Dad as a reward for working so hard during 'lockdown'. Once you have done that, I have set a great 2Do on Purple Mash; it's a fun way to create a simple recipe for the chocolate crispie cake; you'll enjoy it! It will help you practise your computing skills too!

Print it out if you can and I can post yours on the blog!!

Have a lovely day and do enjoy your activities tomorrow; Mrs Kendall will be setting you some tasks tomorrow as she and Miss Watkins will be teaching year 4 next year! They are both so lovely! I bet you'll be doing some super activities!

I'll be back in touch on Wednesday!

Miss you all!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home Learning Friday 19th June

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Good morning everyone!

Here's another lovely photo gallery before we begin.....

Here's a lovely photo of Jack, showing off his super maths work.

Max's great Mousehole storm.

 

Here's Mia's  super Geography work; comparing Holmfirth with Mousehole.

      

Here's Alfie enjoying a well-earned home made pizza after completing his geography too! Yum!!

      

Here's Arjeta's happy safe place; she's called it 'Sing Hotel'! It sounds great!

      

Here is Laurie's Mousehole storm art; looks great Laurie! Have a look at his super descriptive phrases too!

Here are today's activities for you all.....

P.E.

The choice is yours;

You can join energetic Joe Wicks (as I think it's his last week this week :(     OR

Have fun with Go Noodle; try the 'Blazer Fresh' collection and enjoy creating interesting fun dances (or just select a Go Noodle collection of your choice);

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

Maths:

I've set 2 'Mathletics' tasks for you; they are in the 'statistics' section and are both involving interpreting graphs and charts. Have fun but remember to look carefully!

Literacy:

  1. Grammar; Please could you complete the 'consonant/vowel' activity in the 'Early Birds' section; I have set a 2Do for you.
  2. Have another look at 'Mousehole Cat' with Mum or Dad; you could look at the text again or watch the videos on the internet together. Please can you create a story map of the story. We have done these many times before; remember, you think carefully about the main parts of the story and create drawings of those important parts and draw arrows to direct the reader through the main parts. Numbering the drawings helps too. You could also add little captions to tell me what is happening at each stage.

Here's the book;

THE MOUSEHOLE CAT.pdf

Here's part 1 and 2 of the video;

https://vimeo.com/42079212

https://vimeo.com/42080367

Unfortunately, part 3 isn't free on the internet so I've not been able to add that for you; hence the pdf of the book is above for you to refer to!! So sorry!!

Reading;

Please can you continue reading either 'Anna's Sports Day' or 'Sleeping Volcano' on Purple Mash. I have set a 2Do for the next chapter and also the questions.

Science:

Today I'd like you to create a health education poster to advise people how to keep their eyes and bodies safe in the sun (that's hoping the weather gets hot and sunny again!!) Make it as colourful and eye-catching as you can.

Here is a powerpoint you might like to look at first.

KEEPING SAFE IN THE SUN.ppt

That's everything for today; I hope you enjoy the activities!

Have a brilliant weekend and I'll be back in touch bright and early Monday morning!!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Thursday 18th June

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Hello everyone!

Here's a few photos to begin the day!

     

Here is Alfie working hard on his fitness with Joe Wicks! Here are his fabulous bar graphs too! Thank you too for your wonderful safety poster and Mousehole storm art Alfie..

Here are examples of Mia's hard work too; her wonderful Mousehole storm art and her safety poster. Your maths is always amazing too Mia!

Keep those photos coming everyone; I absolutely love seeing them!

Thursday's jobs for you....

Maths;

8 questions;

These are all divisions; remember to divide by the denominator for the fractions (how many 2's in....., how many 3's in...) and use 'bus stop' for the others. Do let me know if you've forgotten how to do this so I can explain further (hopefully, you'll remember!!)

  1. 1/2 of 46 
  2. 1/2 of 16
  3. 1/3 of 24
  4. 1/4 of 36
  5. 326 divided by 2
  6. 483 divided by 3
  7. 528 divided by 4
  8. 755 divided by 5

Problem;

If I had 168 oranges and wanted to share them out between 8 classes, how many oranges would each class get? (Am I asking you to +, -, x or divide?)

Activity; let's continue with pictograms.

Please can you select section B or C (only select C if you would normally do so, otherwise just do B)

Literacy;

Grammar first;

I've set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you; it's 'The Fox and the Hen' in 'Early Birds'. The activity is asking you to highlight which words are adjectives (describing), which are nouns (names of people, places or objects), adverbs (tell you more about the verb), verbs (doing/action words).

Main activity;

Please can you have another look at 'Mousehole Cat'. 

THE MOUSEHOLE CAT.pdf

Ask Mum or Dad to read right to the end for you today. Discuss the text together; which are your favourite parts? Is the book similar to others you have read or different?

Art:

Have a good look at photos of Mousehole on the internet with Mum or Dad; can you select just one and then take your time and recreate that image yourself? You can use whatever material you like; you could use crayons, paints, pastels or whatever you prefer. Please send me a copy of your photo and your art; I'd love to see them!

Here's a lovely example that Alfie sent me; I'd just love to be there this Summer!

Reading;

I've set a 2Do for you on Purple Mash; choose either chapter 5 of 'Sleeping Volcanoes' OR chapter 2 of 'Anna's Sports Day'. Please answer the questions too; again I've set a 2Do for the questions.

If you don't get chance to do this activity, please enjoy reading to Mum or Dad at some point and ask them to ask you lots of questions!

Enjoy whatever you are reading!

Have a great day and pleeeeeese keep in touch; I love to hear from you all!

See you soon everyone!

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Wednesday 17th June

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

Hope you are all OK and still enjoying the better weather and of course having lots of fun!

Here are some activities for today. Please do remember, don't feel over- faced with the amount of work; if you're struggling just select what you think you can manage.

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 32 divided by 8 (just think of your 8x tables)
  2. 45 divided by 5 (again, think of your 5x tables)
  3. 18 divided by 3 (think of your 3x tables)
  4. 36 divided by 4 (think of your 4x tables)
  5. 423 divided by 3 (bigger number, use bus stop)
  6. 852 divided by 4 (bigger number, use bus stop)
  7. 54 x 10
  8. 760 divided by 10

Problem;

There are 75 tennis balls in the P.E. store outside and there are 27 in the hall storeroom. How many more are in the P.E. store than in the hall? (Think about the calculation it is asking you to do).

Main:

Today I'd like you to create your own PICTOGRAM after your frequency chart. Here's an example;

It shows the sports played by the children in the year 3 classes at that school (a very big school I think!!). Notice the key at the bottom because if the numbers are high each image can represent more than 1, eg it might be 10, it might be 2 etc. Half an image would therefore represent half that number so in this case half a football would stand for 5. Will your images stand for 1 or perhaps 2 or more? It's up to you, but do remember your key!

Choose anything you like to base your frequency chart and pictogram on!

French

Let's look at opinions again, but also use the conjunction 'and' which is 'et' in French.

So;

'J'adore les chats et les chiens'..........translates as I love cats and dogs.

'Je deteste les vaches et les souris'......translates as I don't like cows and mice.

Note the 'et' and also the 's' on the end of the animals because they're plural.

Here are your animals to choose from....

vache (cow)

cochon (pig)

cheval (horse)

tortue (tortoise)

souris (mouse)

lapin (rabbit)

chien (dog)

chat (cat)

lion (lion!!)

tigre (tiger)

Literacy;

Can you change the verbs to the past tense?

  1. We are happy.
  2. He is sad.
  3. I am sorry.
  4. I go everyday.
  5. I keep looking.
  6. I sit at the table.
  7. I am sitting on the floor.
  8. They are singing.

Activity;

Have another look at the start of 'Mousehole Cat'; here's a video of that section too. Yesterday you were creating an image of the rough storm. Today, can you finish it and also add 'adjectives' and 'short descriptive phrases' to describe the storm? Add these to your picture- around the edges or create a separate list if you like, eg 'enormous crashing waves', 'loud rumbling thunder'...

https://vimeo.com/42079212

Geography;

Please could you find some images of Mousehole and some images of Holmfirth and create a simple table; one column for Mousehole and one for Holmfirth. Select images that highlight the similarities or differences.

If you don't have a printer you could draw scenes from each location; again highlighting the differences/similarities.

Enjoy your day and have fun. Do remember not to feel pressured to complete everything all at once; select what you're able to manage.

Keep in touch, even just to let me know how you're doing.

Missing you all!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Tuesday 16th June

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Hello again Class 3!

Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous sunshine! I arranged for it especially for you all!

Here's a couple of photos first....

      

Laurie working hard on his science and then relaxing in the Peak District. Have a look at those hang gliders!

   

Elijah working hard on his maths! Well done Elijah!

Mia's frequency chart and bar chart! Great job!

Here are the activities I'd like you to try today;

Yoga;

Here's a lovely gentle yoga you may want to try..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzj_b7G7i8

Literacy;

1. I've set a grammar 2Do on Purple Mash; it's called 'Word Families' in the 'Early Birds' section of grammar; it involves identifying the root words (the original word before a prefix or suffix is added) or words with a prefix or a suffix added or even both! A prefix is added to the beginning of a 'root word' and a suffix is added to the end of a 'root word', eg autopilot; the root word is pilot and the prefix is auto or 'investment'; the root word is 'invest' and the suffix 'ment'. We have looked at this topic in class before but the children may have forgotten!

2. The next activity is to enjoy listening to an adult read 'Mousehole Cat' to you. Enjoy the sharing the book until the point where the storm arrives. Discuss what the storm would have looked like. Can you draw a colourful  picture of how you imagine the storm would have looked?

THE MOUSEHOLE CAT.pdf

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 764 + 200
  2. 267 + 300
  3. Subtract 200 from 453
  4. 768 minus 300
  5. 235 plus 30
  6. 563 + 5
  7. Add 40 to 235
  8. 50 greater than 237

Problem:

Max was counting the apples in his apple tree. There were 35 green apples, 27 red apples and 14 were a mixture of red and green. How many apples were there altogether?

Activity;

We have been working on frequency tables and bar graphs. Can you try answering questions about bar graphs. Try the activity below; please do section B (only select section C if B is too easy!)

That's the end of my jobs!!

Enjoy and don't worry if you can't manage everything; do what you can and remember to have fun and enjoy the sun!

Mrs Matthews

Hello, It is Tuesday so Miss H here too! I hope you are all well and starting to enjoy this wonderful weather, long may it continue! 

Computing

I really enjoyed listening to your compositions last week and I had a really good dance on Friday night to the different pieces of music by you and year 2! Because of the success, I have set this for you again this week. Good luck!

PSHE

Here is a PowerPoint all about fire safety.

Recently, there has been a lot of fires being set on purpose and by accident on the moors. This is down to people using disposable BBQs and others playing with matches and lighters. Not only does this damage the environment and the animals and plants that live there, but also it could be harmful to the people involved in extinguishing them. Personally, I find this very upsetting as I live very close to the beautiful Marsden moors. Today, I would like you to create a poster to help protect our environment from fires.

Have a great day!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews and Miss Hemingway!

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Home learning Monday 15th June

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Good morning all!

Here's a few more of your fabulous pictures...

      

Mia dressed up ready for Joe Wicks on Friday morning and Alfie splashing in the puddles with Gracie in the rain; great fun!

   

Here's Oscar's safe, happy place!

Here are your activities for Monday....

P.E.

It's entirely up to you whether you decide to join 'Joe Wicks' for a strenuous workout or try the yoga again for a more relaxing one. Here's a link to a Star Wars yoga; let me know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coC0eUSm-pc

Literacy:

Today I'd like you to continue working on paragraphs, but today focusing on how they might be used in stories and accounts.

In these cases, a new paragraph will begin whenever a new place or time is being introduced. Have a look at the activity on page 35 of your grammar book and see if you can complete it.

In section 2, 'On Saturday' and 'At the station' are examples of phrases to open the paragraphs, can you think of others? 

Maths:

8 questions;

  1. What time is it?
  2. What time will it be in 30 minutes?
  3. Which months have 30 days?
  4. How many days in a leap year?
  5. Which shape has 6 angles?
  6. 1/4 of 24
  7. 1/3 of 24
  8. 54 x 100

Problem:

I have 135 marbles. Some are red, some blue and some green. If there are 118 red marbles and 6 blue marbles how many are green?

Activity;

Today I'd like you to create your own frequency table and then transfer your results onto a bar graph too. Here's an example of a bar graph.

Bar Graphs

Your frequency chart and bar graph can be based on anything you like; it might be favourite flavour of ice cream or milk shake, film or game, whatever you like. Have fun and ask as many people as you can!

Reading;

Please can your visit Purple Mash again. If you are enjoying 'Sleeping Volcanoes'  (Emeralds) please could you begin chapter 4 and then answer the first set of questions.

If Emeralds are proving too tricky, try 'Diamonds' and select 'Anna's Sports Day'; I've set a 2Do for you for the first chapter and then the questions. See what you think.

By all means select a different text and read the first chapter and questions; let me know which book you chose and why!

That's all folks today!

Enjoy your day and please get in touch by email to let me know how you're doing.

See you all soon,

Mrs Matthews

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