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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

admin on: Class 3

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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More class 3 photos! 12.6.20

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Here are more of your amazing photos! 

Thank you sooooo much for all your hard work and for sending me so many wonderful photos!

What a wonderful team you all are!

      

Alfie and his sister Gracie in MOUSEHOLE in 2015 and here he is cooking cannelloni!

      

Here's Alfie's super landscape showing Castle Hill in the distance!

           

Here's Charlie's fabulous coronavirus information booklet and also his wonderful landscape sketch; great job Charlie!

           

Here's Mia's wonderful coronavirus leaflet and her beautiful Castle Hill scene! Well done Mia!

     

      

Here's Laurie's gorgeous landscape and his super Covid-19 leaflet too!

Here's Grace's gorgeous view of Castle Hill; great job Gracie!

    

Austin enjoying baking with his family and working hard on his maths!

Here's Josie really enjoying working hard on her comprehensions! Well done Josie!

      

Here is Saskia's wonderful coronavirus leaflet; well done Saskia!

Thank you so very much everyone!

I'm so proud of you all!

Have a lovely weekend and see you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home Learning Friday 12th June

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Good morning everyone!

Thank you so much for all your superb work this week; I am overwhelmed with how hard you've all been working. Thank you so much for sending all your wonderful photos; they're all brilliant! I'll post them a little later this morning so do keep checking the blog!

Here are your activities for today....

P.E. Have a go at yoga again if you can; it's  great start to the day!

Reading; Spend some special time reading aloud to Mum or Dad or try the comprehension below....

Literacy;

Grammar 1st! Can you add the apostrophe to the correct place in my sentence? 

Here's a tip...

If the sentence is about something belonging to someone the apostrophe comes before the 's' but if it's something belonging to more than one person it comes after the 's'. Don't forget, in a contraction the apostrophe replaces a missing letter.

  1. Ive forgotten my umbrella so Im going to get wet this morning.
  2. Toms coat is soaking.
  3. I went to Grandmas house to deliver shopping.
  4. All the players football boots are muddy.
  5. The teams colours are blue and white.
  6. The boys changing room is on the left and the girls is on the right.

Main activity;

Work with an adult to use 'google maps' and have another look at the photos of Mousehole on the internet.

Can you write a list of any of the interesting features you notice that are different to Holmfirth (this could be physical features or human features, eg tourist attractions, shops etc). How many differences can you find? Are there any similarities?

Maths

Today I'd like you to complete 2 activites on Mathletics; I've set these for you; 'Tallies' and 'Interpreting Tables'.

Can you also keep trying 'Time Tables Rockstars' - it will be brilliant if you can learn as many times tables as you can before you begin Year 4.

Science

I've got another investigation for you today. Your challenge is to find out what happens to the length of a shadow when the distance between the object and the light source changes.

You could make a cardboard shape or figure to use as your object creating a shadow or you could use an object in your home. Remember though that it will need to be opaque so light doesn't travel through it. You will need to place your torch at measured distances from the object and record how long the shadow is at each of the distances eg 10cm, 20cm, 30cm etc. Use a table to record the distance of your torch from the object and the resulting length of your shadow at each distance.

Remember to make a prediction and then see if your results match your prediction!

You will need;

Your object to create the shadow

A ruler

A torch

Paper and pencil

Have fun and do send me some photos!

Have a lovely weekend!

See you all soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Thursday 11th June

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Morning all!

I can't believe it's Thursday already!!

Thank you for all your fabulous hard work this week; your photos have been great too! I'll post those a little later......first, here's our jobs for Thursday!

Yoga;

Let's begin the day with some relaxing yoga! I tried the 'Frozen' one yesterday, but here's a 'Minecraft Yoga' I thought you might like!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Reading;

Please could you either continue with your Purple Mash reading OR try the mini comprehension below....

Maths:

8 questions;

  1. 560 divided by 10
  2. 4500 divided by 10
  3. 3200 divided by 100
  4. 56 x 10
  5. 380 x 10
  6. 23 x 100
  7. 516 divided by 3 (use bus stop!)
  8. 942 divided by 3 (use bus stop)

Problem;

If I had 120 netballs in the P.E. store and needed to sort them into bags of 10, how many bags would I need?

Activity;

Let's do some more work on frequency tables; a nice easy job for you today!!

Please can you complete B OR C

Literacy;

Please can you finish your Coronavirus leaflet if you didn't get chance yesterday.

Today I'd really like you to have a big handwriting practice as so many of you seem to have forgotten how brilliant you are at joined writing!!

Here's a sheet for you to complete in your very, very best handwriting!

Last, but not least.....

Art;

As we are focusing on comparing other locations with ours, please could you create a wonderful piece of artwork; a colourful landscape that includes Castle Hill. If it's rainy perhaps you could take a photo on a walk and then use this to copy- again send me a photo with both the photo and your artwork on.

I can't wait to see your completed landscapes!

That's all folks!

Enjoy your day and keep in touch!

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Wednesday 10th June

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Hello again everyone!

Let's begin with a lovely photo Grace and her Mum sent yesterday;

Here's Grace enjoying her maths! Well done Grace!

Wednesday's activities;

French

We have learnt lots of colours and the names of animals in French. Here are some examples;

bleu.....blue

rouge....red

rose.....pink

noir....black

gris....grey

jaune....yellow

vert.....green

cochon......pig

tortue....tortoise

chien....dog

chat....cat

souris....mouse

serpent....snake

Today, I would like you to write 6 sentences; giving your opinion on a colour or an animal;

eg J'adore les chiens....................I like dogs.

J'adore les tortues.............I like tortoises.

Je deteste le gris..........I don't like the colour grey

Have a go yourself, using 'J'adore...' or 'Je deteste...'

Notice the 'le' or 'les' that you need to use ('le' before the colour or 'les' before the animals).

Maths;

8 questions

Here are some times tables AND some x10, x100 etc. What happens to the zeros as the digits move along the column?!

  1. 6 x 4
  2. 8 x 3
  3. 28 x 10
  4. 54 x 100
  5. 560 divided by 10
  6. 900 divided by 100
  7. 47 x 100
  8. 320 x 10

Problem; 32 bags of oranges arrived in school today with 10 in each bag. Also 5 bags of apples with 7 in each came too. How much fruit arrived altogether?

Today I'd like you to create your own frequency chart; it could be about favourite fruits, pets or board games, for example, it's up to you. You would need to ask lots of family and friends. Here's an example;

Literacy;

Yesterday you shared an information text with Mum or Dad (Coronavirus; A Book for Children).

Today I'd really like you to create an information leaflet all about Coronavirus. In years to come other people may not know everything we have learnt about it. As it's a non-fiction text, you will need a heading and then sub-headings and will be writing paragraphs of information. Have fun and make it as interesting and as colourful as you can. You can create it by hand or use my 2Do on Purple Mash if you prefer.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/leaflets/blank_leaflet

Reading;

Make sure you read aloud to an adult again; you could finish the Purple Mash reading you were doing yesterday if you like.

Geography;

There is no rush to complete this today as I know I have asked lots of you today but here's something I'd like you to be doing when you can (sometime before next week).

We are going to be comparing Holmfirth to other places in the UK. This week I'd like you to use 'google maps' to have a look at a place called 'Mousehole' in Cornwall. Have a good look around! You could also search on the internet with an adult to find images of Mousehole as well as images of Holmfirth and print them out or save them in a document. Can you see any differences in the landscape?

Have lots of fun and enjoy your day!

I miss you all lots! Here's a big virtual whole class hug!!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Tuesday 9.6.20

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

Thank you so much for all your super photos once again; I'm so proud of you for working so hard and so enthusiastically. I love to see your photos and post them on our blog for you!

Here are a few of the latest photos...

Chloe posting her letter!

Arianna's happy place!

Jack working hard on his maths!

Alfie's maths; learning about turns and directions!

Here are Max and Mia enjoying their maths too!

Here are today's activities;

Literacy;

Today's activity is a lovely activity to share with an adult. I'd like you to sit with Mum or Dad and share the information book about Covid-19. It's a great book that explains all about the virus in an easily understandable way. Later in the week I'd like you to have a go at writing your own information leaflet so see how much information you can find out today.

You might decide to write down a few key facts that you think would be good in your own leaflet; today perhaps just decide on some simple sub-headings or key words you might want to include.

Here's a link to the book -'Coronavirus- a Book for Children'....

https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children.pdf

Maths;

Here are your 8 questions;

  1. 672 - 227
  2. 542 - 128
  3. Subtract 40 from 382
  4. 50 less than 582
  5. Take away 328 from 772
  6. Subtract 200 from 765
  7. 992 - 248
  8. 727 - 253

Problem; If I was facing North and made 3 quarter turns clockwise, where would I be facing?

Activity;

We practised turns and directions yesterday. If you found this tricky do keep practising practically!

Here's an activity I'd like you to try- choose A or B (only select C if you would normally do so).

I bet you'll be really good at this activity because of all your practising yesterday!

Use your toy figure to help you if it helps too.

Enjoy!

Mrs Matthews

Here are a few tasks from Miss Hemingway too!

Hello everyone, Miss H here too! Here are some activities for computing and music: 

Computing and music;

We were meant to be starting our new computing topic but when I logged onto PurpleMash, I saw they had creating something quite incredible! They have created a music programme where you can make your own piece of electronic music. I would like you to have a go at composing your own piece of electronic music! I can’t wait to boogie on down to them …

PSHE;

I did this activity with year 2 and they loved it so have a go at this ... 

Have a read through this story called Odd Socks.

Everyone has differences that we can and cannot see but does that mean we should treat them differently? Discuss this with people at home.

I would like you to create a mind map of qualities that make you different from other people. Here is what makes me different from other people …

 

You should be proud of your differences and make sure that we respect everyone’s differences and treat everyone equally. Our differences are what make us unique and special and should treasure these!

Have fun and enjoy your day!

Please do get in touch with me via our class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk email if you need any further help at all and please let me know how things are going. Keep sending those lovely photos.

See you all soon!

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Monday 8th June

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Good morning all!

I can't believe it's Monday again! Where does the time go?

Thank you once again for all your lovely photos and hard work last week. I realize many of you are beginning to find working from home very tricky; please keep going though, it will be of great benefit when you do return to school. Please send me a quick message once a week or some photos to let me know how you are doing too.

Here are a few of the latest pictures I have. Keep them coming!!

 

Mia's brilliant board game review!

Alfie having break from his work to help Dad at his!! Great job Alfie and a lovely smile too!!

Finally, here's Austin posting his letter to his Auntie in Scotland.

Here's today's activities.......

P.E. It's entirely up to you whether you join Joe Wicks, try some yoga or create your own circuit training course around the house!! Can you think of an exercise to do in every room and decide how many repetitions of that exercise everyone has to do (either 5, 10 or 15 perhaps)? Everyone in the family could have a go and you could time how long the course takes them!! Who does it the quickest?

Literacy; (grammar)

Today have a look at the Schofield and Sims activity on page 34; 'Paragraphs: non-fiction'. Look at the instructions and guidance with an adult and then have a go. Non-fiction paragraphs often use sub-headings so the activity is allowing you to practise this. This will help you for an activity later in the week.

Take your time, keep your writing joined and as neat as you can! Don't forget your fabulous punctuation too!

Reading:

Today I'd really like you to revisit the text you were looking at on Purple Mash. Most of you were reading 'Sleeping Volcanoes' in the Emeralds collection; please can you read chapter 3 and the multiple choice questions to follow. I've created a 2Do for you.

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/serialmash

If you chose a different text, please read the next chapter.

**If 'Sleeping Volcanoes' has proved too difficult for your child there are easier texts in 'Fire Bolts'; I have created a 2Do on Purple Mash for the 'Red 5-A-Side' text book 1, chapter 1 OR  your child may prefer the 'White Star Chronicle' book 1, chapter 1 (again I have created a 2Do if your child prefers this one). There are no questions for these texts so please do ask your child lots of questions afterwards; testing their comprehension!!

Choose just one of the texts above.

Maths:

8 questions;

1. 345 – 30

2. 40 more than 352

3. Subtract 127 from 683

4. Take 50 from 398

5. 567 x 10

6. 673 divided by 10

7. 84 x 4

8. 328 divided by 4

Rather than a problem today, please can you have a go at Times Tables Rockstars; keep practising as it does get easier!

Activity;

L.O. To understand instructions involving turns and directions. To also understand a quarter turn is a right angle.

Main;

Take a large piece of paper or card and using a ruler and felt pen draw a large cross on the paper, creating 4 quarters. Can you label each angle as a right angle. Now use a different coloured felt pen and label the end of each line with North, South, East and West. Stand a toy figure in the centre of the cross facing North.

You may want to practise making quarter turns clockwise or anti-clockwise yourself first and perhaps drawing a clockwise and anti-clockwise arrow will help too!

Now follow these instructions and tell me which way the toy is facing after each instruction....

  1. Make 2 quarter turns clockwise.......
  2. Make 1 quarter turn clockwise...
  3. Make 3 quarter turns clockwise....
  4. Make 1 quarter turn anti-clockwise....
  5. Make 3 quarter turns anti-clockwise....
  6. Make 2 quarter turns anti-clockwise...
  7. Make 4 quarter turns clockwise....
  8. How many right angles in 3 turns?
  9. What does 2 quarter turns make? Try it with your toy (ie a full turn, a half turn or a quarter turn?)
  10. What does 4 quarter turns make? Try it with your toy.

Have fun practising yourself! Ask Mum or Dad to give you instructions.

Well that's all folks!!

Enjoy the day and cross your fingers for sun later in the week.

Please email me to let me know how you are getting on and please do encourage your child to try the activities or let me know if you're struggling as I'm here to help.

Thanks so very much, 

Mrs Matthews

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A few more fabulous photos 5.6.20

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Here are more of your amazing photos!

       

Charlie decided to show me what his imaginary happy place would be like by creating it on 'Minecraft'; what a great idea! Notice the second photo shows him in front of the 'Board Games' area as he just loves them; me too Charlie!

Here's the work Mia did on lines; great idea! She has labelled the different types; horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular. Super job Mia!

    

This is Mia's wonderful 'Rainbow World'; her imaginary safe and happy place! Above is her lovely description of it too; well done Mia!

Thank you everyone for your super hard work again this week.

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll be in touch bright and early on Monday!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home Learning Friday 5.6.20

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Hello everyone?

Hope you all had a great day yesterday and are looking forwards to a lovely weekend (despite the lack of sunshine!!)

Let's begin with our photo gallery!

      

Here's Mia's Geography! She has located the capital cities of the UK and some of the counties too! Well done Mia!

Here's Charlie's description of his happy, safe place. I love the way you planned your writing first Charlie. Can't wait for your drawing too!

    

Here's are Laurie's 2D shapes and his happy safe place too!

       

Here's Grace's happy, safe place and her super description too. Well done Grace!

All these wonderful imaginary places!

Here is Friday!!

P.E. You may want to join Joe Wicks at 09.00am or perhaps you'd like to try some gentle yoga (I think I will). Here's a link to a beginners yoga session; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

Maths:

There's no '8 questions' or a problem today, just 'Mathletics'!

Today, I've set 2 tasks on Mathletics for you in the 'Properties of Shapes' section; one is recapping your learning on 'lines' and the other is looking at the characteristics of 3D shapes. I know you've worked really hard all week and needed a less tricky task!

Literacy:

Today I thought we could link your learning in literacy with computing....

I've set a 2Do for you on Purple Mash; it's a game review. If you need to, select the 'home' page, then 'English', '2Publish Plus' and finally the 'Blank Computer Game Review'.

I am sure many of you have played and enjoyed a number of computer games at times during lockdown. I'd like you to think carefully about which has been your favourite game and complete a review of that game for me. Save it in your file when you have completed it and perhaps print it out or take a photo of it so I can post it for you if you like.

If you haven't played a computer game and prefer board games (I love board games) you could write your review on your favourite board game instead.

I can't wait to read your reviews!

Science;

I have a problem I'd like you to solve for me!

I keep waking up at 4.30am at the moment because of the sunlight beginning to shine through the bedroom window. It's very annoying!!

I'd like you to conduct a mini experiment for me to find a material that won't let the sunlight stream through the fabric and wake me up. Materials are either 'opaque' (don't allow sunlight to pass through), 'transluscent' (allow some light to pass through) or 'transparent' (allow lots of light to pass through it- like glass for example).

NB An opaque material will create a shadow when light is shone at it because it blocks the beam of light.

See if you can find a selection of materials that you can test. Ask mum or dad to help you choose quite a few.

You'll need a torch, some white paper or a light coloured wall and someone to help you.

Make a prediction before you begin.

Here's a similar experiment...

One by one, shine the torch onto the fabric/material to find out which will let the least amount of light through.

Can you create a table to display your results?

Can you tell me which let the least light through? Did any material create a shadow?

So, what can you conclude?

Keep reading lots, have fun and enjoy your day!

Have a lovely weekend too.

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Thursday 4th June

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Hello again Class 3!

Where has that lovely sunshine gone? Oh well, I suppose the plants need watering!! Fingers crossed for more sunshine very soon!

Once again, here are a few lovely photos you have sent me....

   

Here are Mia's fabulous 3D shapes! She has decided to use her square based pyramid as a super tent for a campsite she's made! Great idea!

     

Alfie and Gracie camping out in the dining room; note the triangular prism tents!!! Here Alfie is cooling off with Gracie in the paddling pool. Wish it was that warm today!!

Chloe's lovely picture of her special imaginary place away from Covid-19!!

Here is Josie's fabulous 'Lockdown Poem' and also her collection of lovely 3D shapes! Great work Josie!

Now, let's look at today's jobs.........

Literacy;

Let's begin with spelling;

I've set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you. Today I'd like you to focus on the 'aw' and 'ew' sounds. Here's a link to the activity, but you will find it listed in your 2Do file.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/lessonplans/info/phonics_cloze_ph5set1d

Main activity;

L.O. To describe your imaginary special, happy and safe place.

Yesterday I suggested you have a look at the online text 'My Hero is You' (a fictional text surrounding the coronavirus). I asked you to imagine your very own special, happy and safe place that you would visit if you could and take special family or friends with you. Today I'd like you to really think about this imaginary place and describe it using lots of exciting adjectives. Think about what you would see, hear, smell and how it would feel there. Who would you invite? What would you do and what would you talk about? Plan your writing carefully and see if you can use paragraphs. Don't forget your beautiful joined up writing, careful spelling and punctuation too.

Here's what mine might look like.....

Maths:

8 questions;

  1. 456 + 236
  2. 60 more than 227
  3. 30 less than 567
  4. 762 - 227
  5. Subtract 50 from 888
  6. 33 x 4
  7. 968 divided by 8
  8. £2.34 + £5.27

Problem; If Laurie set off on a bike ride at 09.15 and got back home at 10.05, how long was he on his ride? Again, use your clock to help you if you need it (remember to count in 5's as you work out the difference).

Main;

Today I'd like you to focus on 'lines'! We will be looking at vertical and horizontal lines, as well as pairs of parallel lines and also perpendicular lines. Ask an adult to help you locate examples of these around the home. Can you draw some of the objects you find and label the type of line or pairs of lines?

OR

If you prefer, you can try either A or B on this activity;

Art;

This half term we will be focusing on our local area. I had hoped the weather would be glorious and you could sit in a local field or on a wall and carefully sketch one of our beautiful local landscapes, before then using pastels or crayons to add colour (remembering to colour the whole of the paper).

However, if the weather isn't too good, you could take a photo of one of the landscapes whilst you are on a walk and try and copy the photo. 

(If the weather is too miserable you could even focus on the scene through one of your windows at home).

Have fun and enjoy a relaxing pastime!

Reading;

(NB Reading aloud to an adult and answering lots of questions would be great instead of the activity below if you are short of time) 

Please could you read chapter 2 of 'Sleeping Volcano' (in 'Purple Mash', 'Serial Mash', 'Emeralds') and try the multiple choice questions too. I have set a 2Do for you.

OR,

If 'Emeralds' proves too tricky, please do select 'Diamonds' and choose a text; the texts will be less lengthy and the text easier too.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Please do email me today if you haven't yet this week as I'd really love to hear how you all are. Don't forget to let me know if you have any worries at all as I'm very keen to help as much as I possibly can.

Take care everyone!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Wednesday 3.6.20

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

How are you all? I'm missing you lots and lots! I've been in school for the last 2 days getting all ready for the children coming into school later this week; I really wish class 3 were coming in too. Keep crossing your fingers that one day before the Summer holidays Boris tells us that you can all come in too.

Here's a few fabulous photos sent to me today!

       

Here are Oscar's ingenious outdoor 2D shapes; he's even used snails!! Eeeek!!

       

Here are Mia's very tasty 2D shapes and her table of characteristics; did you eat the marshmallows afterwards? They are so gorgeous!!

Here's just some of Max C's busy work yesterday; well done Max (super editing, maths and spelling)!

Let's look at Wednesday.....

Literacy;

1. First, please could you complete the phonics task? I've created a 2Do on Purple Mash; it's the spelling activity in 'Phonics', 'Phase 5', 'Phase 5 Cloze'; select the sounds ie, ea, oy. This will be a great spelling recap activity.

2. For your main activity please could you have a look at the lovely fictional text below; 'My Hero is You'. Please ask an adult to read it to you and enjoy a lovely story together. I think it's such a lovely recently published online story and a great way of addressing some of the anxieties children may have about the coronavirus. Have a look and see what you think.

https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/2020-04/My%20Hero%20is%20You%2C%20Storybook%20for%20Children%20on%20COVID-19.pdf

After sharing the book, please can you think of a special imaginary safe place you'd like to take yourself and your family or friends. Can you create a colourful and detailed drawing of this special place?

Maths;

  1. 34 x 4
  2. 57 x 3
  3. 35 x 100
  4. 420 divided by 10
  5. 1/2 of 88
  6. 1/3 of 21 (divide by 3)
  7. 1/4 of 36 (divide by 4)
  8. 1/5 of 75 (divide by.....)

Problem; I have 6 faces, 8 vertices, 12 edges and only 2 of my faces are squares. What shape am I?

Activity;

Now you've made lots of 3D shapes you may find this activity a little easier! Some of the shapes are a little tricky so do work with an adult's help if you need it. Remember, there are many different prisms; the most familiar to you is the triangular prism, but there are hexagonal and octagonal etc too. A triangular based pyramid is also called a tetrahedron!

Have a go! Try section A OR B (only select C if A or B are too easy).

Geography;

L.O. To locate the capital cities of the UK and some of the counties.

If you have an atlas can you carefully trace around the outline of the UK? Alternatively, print out an outline from the internet. Using a map of the UK please can you accurately plot the 4 capital cities on your map. Can you then look at the counties (eg Berkshire, Yorkshire) within the UK; now can you use coloured crayons to highlight the largest of the counties; you might select 6 or more, it is up to you. Do label them clearly and try and become familiar with where they are. I might ask you later!!

French;

Today, have a look at 'Duolingo' again and try one of the activities; they are great fun and do improve your French. Choose the beginners version and enjoy!!

https://www.duolingo.com/learn

Have a great day and do remember that if there is too much work for you please just select what you feel you can achieve, Please contact me if you're struggling with any of the work as I would be more than happy to help.

Please keep your lovely emails coming, even if it is just to let me know how you are!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Tuesday 2.6.20

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Hello again Year 3!

Hope you all had a great day yesterday and enjoyed lots of lovely sunshine!

Before I show you today's activities, here are a few of your lovely photos I received yesterday....

        

Here is a lovely photo of Laurie and Darcey's salt dough handprints, another of them enjoying one of many bike rides with Dad and also Mr Potato Head!! (What a lovely idea Laurie!)

      

Here are Arianna's lovely 2D shapes and the wonderful table she created!

If you missed yesterday's activities, do have a look. I was cheeky enough to post some on our inset day!!

Now for today's activities.....

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 527 + 324
  2. 50 more than 236
  3. Add 300 to 267
  4. 552 - 237
  5. Subtract 60 from 283
  6. Find the difference between 326 and 211
  7. 54 x 4     (remember you may need to use columns)
  8. 568 divided by 4    (remember bus stop division)

Problem; I have 6 angles and 6 corners, what shape am I?

Activity;

Let's have fun with practical maths again!! Do you remember these 3D shapes?

Cube, cuboid, (triangular) prism, square based pyramid, triangular based pyramid, cone, cylinder.....

Use construction kits, pasta and blue tac (or marshmallows), pipe cleaners, green bin recycling 'waste', card or whatever you like to make as many of these as you can.

Can you then create a table (like Arianna's 2D one above) to highlight the number of faces, edges and vertices (corners) each has?

Reading and spelling

Please enjoy reading 1 to 1 with an adult (any book of your choice), but remember to ask Mum or Dad to ask you lots of questions about the book after you've read!

Homophones;

These are words that sound the same, but have a different meaning and spelling. Here are just 6 pairs. Please can you try and learn them. Copy the list and practise spelling them 4 times. See if you can remember them if an adult tests you!!

brake..............break

grate...............great

groan..............grown

here................hear

meet................meat

mist..................missed

Literacy;

Grammar recap;

Can you edit my sentences? There may be spelling mistakes and punctuation mistakes too!!

  1. What is the weather like asked Mum.
  2. Why has the dog jumpt in the bath again asked Tom.
  3. Oh no, I have mist the train again shouted the man.
  4. The old lady slipt on the wet path.
  5. Mum askt have you put on your sun cream

Grammar activity; 'Subordinate Clauses'.

Do you remember we looked at clauses and phrases before the holiday? A clause makes sense on its own, but a phrase doesn't. A subordinate clause is a clause added to the main clause in a sentence and is joined to it by a conjunction, eg 'but', 'because', 'while' etc

Please can you try the following activity; page 33 in your Grammar text book (here's the sheet if you don't have one);

Remember, the subordinate clause does include the conjunction- the first answer is.... 'when the family moved in'

If you have any difficulty with any of the activities please do just let me know via email as I'll happily help.

Have fun and enjoy all the activities. If you have made a salt dough hand print do have a go at painting it too; the fancier the better!!

Have a great day!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Home learning Monday 1st June 2020

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Good morning all!

I hope you all had a wonderful and very well earned rest over the half term holiday! I booked the sunshine for you so you could all enjoy the outdoors!!

Here are a couple of photos I didn't get chance to post just before the holidays; Mia's fabulous diary entry and a lovely salt dough hand print that Charlie kindly helped his little sister Luna make. Charlie is also showing you one of the stick insects he has been looking after; very brave indeed!

          

Here are today's activities......

P.E.

09.00 Why not begin the day the energetic way with Joe Wick's Workout on YouTube?

OR

..just go on a lovely long walk around the stunning countryside we have surrounding us! Enjoy the sunshine!

Reading comprehension;

Would you like to try an exciting comprehension on Purplemash? I have created a 2Do for the first chapter of 'Sleeping Volcano' and then the multiple choice questions that follow.

If you login to the 'home page' and select 'Serial Mash', then select 'Emeralds' and then choose 'Sleeping Volcano', 'Chapter 1', you will be able to read the very first chapter of an exciting fictional story about a dormant volcano. If the story is too hard either share the reading with an adult or perhaps select a different story in the 'Diamonds' section rather than 'Emeralds'.

After reading the chapter, you'll find I have set you a 2Do for the questions on this chapter- they are multiple choice so not too tricky. Have a go, but do read with an adult's help if it's difficult. Avoid reading chapter 2 just yet as we will look at that later in the week!

Literacy;

Boris Johnson has said that from today we can meet in socially distanced groups of 6 people. This means you could meet one or 2 other members of your family or perhaps a friend. Have a big think about who you have really missed and would very much like to invite. Once you have decided, have a word with Mum or Dad and see if they will let you write a letter to post to them either telling them how much you have been missing them and what you have been doing during 'Lockdown' or if they agree, invite them to your garden for a drink or just for a chat or a socially distanced picnic, for example.

So, if you can, plan and then write a lovely letter to this special person inviting them, telling them when and where. Tell them how much you have missed them and all about the things you have been doing and perhaps the games you might play with them once they arrive. Try and write in paragraphs if you can. Make sure you write it correctly; ie with your address on the top right hand side of your paper etc. Do post it and CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME A PHOTO of you posting it!! Please remember to join your writing and show me how much you remember about accurate punctuation!!

Maths;

Let's have fun with maths this week; some construction activities!!

First;

8 questions;

1. 1L = ……..ml,

2.  4L = …......mls

3. 2kg + 200g =

4. 864 + 46 =

5. 925 - 363 =

6. 80 X 6

7. 4500 divided by 10

8. 62 x 100 =

Problem;

If we started our BBQ at 6:30pm and finished one and a half hours later, what time did we finish? Use the clock you made to work it out if you need to!

Activity;

Let's recap 2D shapes today. Here is a list of shapes; square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, semi-circle

Can you have a go at making these? You can use pasta and tasty marshmallows or blue tack or construction sets. You will need something bendy for the semi-circle though!

Can you then count the number of sides, corners and angles in each shape? You could create a table naming the shapes and showing how many of these features they each have. Draw your table in your book if you have time.

Well, that's all folks!!

Have a lovely day and I'll be back in the morning!!

Please email me at some point early in the week to let me know how you are doing and don't forget those photos!!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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More year 3 photos 22.5.20

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Here are more of this week's photos! Do keep them coming, they're all fantastic!

 

Chloe enjoying exercising her gorgeous horse! 

Here's Mia's wonderful poem, together with some lovely family photos!

   

Archie and Emma's fabulous French! They have been working really hard on times tables too!

      

Here's Laurie's super French too! What a lovely character!

Sophie reading to her little brother! What a very kind big sister you are!

Max's super rhyming 'Lockdown Poem'!

Here's a lovely photo of Max reading Harry Potter to his gorgeous dog!

Austin's fabulous salt dough hand print; well done Austin!

      

Here's Oscar's great 'Lockdown Rap'!

Finally here are Max and his big brother Reuben, relaxing after a busy day doing lots of school work!! A very well deserved chill out boys!!

Keep your fantastic photos coming everyone! I've tried to include one from everyone who has sent one but please do let me know if I've accidently left you out and you'd like me to post it. You are all working so incredibly hard and it's great to celebrate your work and the fun things you're doing.

Have a great holiday next week and a very well deserved rest!

See you all very soon!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 22.5.20

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Good morning everyone!

Let's hope it's another sunny day!

Thank you so very much for all the wonderful photos you have sent; you have all been working so hard. Keep a look out on the blog later today as I'll post more of them. They're too good to miss!

Here's today's activities, but do remember to just select activities if there are too many for you; stay happy and have lots of fun!

P.E. Join Joe Wicks on You Tube once again for his Friday workout! Alternatively, try making another fabulous assault course. Can you improve on your last one?

Spelling and handwriting;

I have noticed quite a few of you are forgetting to join your writing!! I know it's probably the heat of the warm weather!! However, I'd really like you to practise it as you are all fabulous at joining. There should be a collection of handwriting sheets in your pack; choose one and have a go in your exercise book. Take your time!

Spelling;

Please could you work really hard at trying to learn as many of the year 3/4 common exception words as you can; try just a few each day and write the words you're working on 4 times if you can. Use different coloured felt pens if it helps too. Here's a link to a mat that will include those words for years 1, 2, 3 and 4 so you can practise easier ones too!

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/c9/71/t2-e-3526-common-exception-words-years-1-2-3-and-4-alphabet-word-mat_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1590092721~acl=%2Fresource%2Fc9%2F71%2Ft2-e-3526-common-exception-words-years-1-2-3-and-4-alphabet-word-mat_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=0f2565573a13ccf48f293a6b0da67fa93fe2018bf975178c6a43eaf2ab0ba940

Literacy;

Have you heard of 'Anne Frank's Diary'? She wrote a diary during the 2nd World War and it is really famous today. I'd really like you all to write a diary for today (so we all write about our experiences during lockdown on the same day). I'll do one too! Write a diary of everything you do today and add some pictures/photos. You might want to handwrite it or you could complete it on the computer. You might also decide to tell us if you were able to stay up to clap for the NHS last night too. Try and include all those things that are really different to normal. Have a go and present it in any way you like; keep it exciting and colourful too!

Maths:

1. Keep practising 'Times tables Rockstars'; it will get easier and easier!!

2. Today I'd like you to complete two activities on 'Mathletics'; these are in the Geometry section; one is a shape sorting activity and one is an activity on right angles. If you have already done one of these please have another go. Keep searching for right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles around the home too!

Science

1. Remember, a few weeks ago I asked you to plant either 3 sunflower seeds or 3 beans and label them A, B, C. One was to have sunlight and water, the next sunlight but no water and the final one water but no sunlight. If you did this, did you create a table to display your results? You needed to compare the growth of the 3 plants; you could do this by counting leaves and measuring the height every week. What findings did you get? If you didn't get chance before, perhaps set it up during the holiday. Keep noting your results. Lets see who grows the biggest sunflower or the tallest bean plant!!

2. SHADOWS; can you find out why a shadow is formed? During the sunny weather keep looking for shadows and work out what causes them. You then have a challenge; 'To find out which material makes the best shadow'. You may want to try clear plastic, coloured plastic, glass, cardboard, wood, paper or some other materials. Create a little experiment of your own (with Mum or Dad helping) to find out which works the best. How will you know? Will it be darker or longer? You might want to make shadow puppets to help you decide!

Let me know how you do your experiment and what you find out!

Well, that's all folks!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a brilliant week's holiday; relax, have fun and enjoy this lovely sunshine.

Take care and stay safe and happy!

See you soon!

Mrs Matthews

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Thursday 21.5.20

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Hello again Year 3!

I hope you all had a fantastic day yesterday; the sun was so kind to us wasn't it? Let's hope it continues to shine!

Thank you once again for all your wonderful messages and for sending me photos of you and your fabulous work; you really are doing an amazing job, I'm so proud of you all!

Here are some tasks for today;

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. Take 236 away from 472
  2. Add 349 to 434
  3. 666 plus 218
  4. Subtract 227 from 872
  5. 73 x 4   (remember to put the 73 on top and 4 beneath the 3 and multiply the 4 by the 3 and then the 4 by the 7)
  6. 62 x 5 (do the same)
  7. Multiply 54 by 3 (do just the same)
  8. 924 divided by 4 (use bus stop division, remembering to carry over any remaining)

Problem;

Tom was invited to a party at 16:30. He was a little confused about the time as it was written in 24 hour clock style! Can you help him?What time did he have to be there? Tell me in words (eg quarter to 3).

Activity;

Here's a lovely fun practical activity! Can you remember that a right angle is like the corner of a square or rectangle? We also looked at 'acute' angles (smaller than a right angle) and also 'obtuse' angles (larger than a right angle BUT less than a 'straight line'!).

Today I'd like you to have a good search around inside and also outdoors to find as many examples of each of these 3 types of angles, for example your table will have right angles at the corners....

Can you make a simple table, listing examples of each type of angle you find. You might decide to take photos or carefully draw the examples. Present your results however you like. See how many you can find of each.

Literacy;

Yesterday you made a list/display of all the things you have been doing that may be different to normal during 'lockdown'.

Today I'd really like you to have a go at using these ideas and creating a simple poem using them.

Poems can be just how you want them to be; there are no hard and fast rules. You could draw a colourful illustration and write your poem around or within the illustration if you like.

You could write rhyming couplets- ie 2 lines that rhyme, then another 2 that rhyme etc

You could create verses.

However, it does not have to rhyme at all- it is entirely up to you.

I would suggest, though, beginning each line with a capital letter and do make sure it consists of individual lines instead of a continued piece of writing- then it will stand out as a poem.

Here's a quick example.....

'Lockdown, lockdown, 

What a strange time we've had,

When we go back to school I'll be ever so glad!

Just my first verse! It's not my best, but you get the idea!!

Reading;

Keep reading aloud every day to Mum or Dad and ask each other questions. Do have a look at this gorgeous book at some point too; I think it is just beautiful!

https://www.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

It's a gorgeous online book to share with children who may be worried about corona virus.

Art;

Do you fancy having fun with salt dough? It's easy to make and can be used to make a lovely handprint that you can then later paint (with acrylic paints); it would provide a lovely keepsake of the size of your handprint during lockdown. One day the history books will be talking about this strange world we are living in!!

Here's a link to a simple recipe;

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/salt-dough-handprint-ornament/

Enjoy!!

Please keep sending me your fabulous photos, but most of all, have great fun!

Thanks once again Mums and Dads for all the fabulous hard work you are all putting in; it must be very difficult trying to juggle home life, work and school work too. We are all so very appreciative; thank you so much.

Don't struggle though, please do get in touch via our class 3 emails if you have any worries at all. Please keep in touch.

See you all soon!

Mrs Matthews x

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Fancy some World Record breaking art?

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Isabel, in year 2, pointed this out to me and I had to pass it along ... 

Like many of us, you may have been enjoying Rob Biddulph’s brilliant Draw with Rob draw along videos, which have amassed a huge online following and now been watched over 2 million times on YouTube.

On May 21st, Rob is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Art Lesson

Rob will be live on YouTube at 4.00pm (BST) but in order for the attempt to meet Guinness World Records’ criteria we need participants – young and old –  to register for the free lesson at www.artworldrecords.com and be there for the whole 30 minutes. 

The attempt will also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19.  Participants can donate what they can and companies have also begun to pledge financial support. These donations will go towards high impact charities to counter the impact of COVID-19, including stopping the disease’s spread, providing immediate relief to those most impacted and preventing future pandemics. 

#ArtWorldRecords #MakeHistoryatHome #DrawWithRob #StayAtHome

Miss H

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Wednesday 20th May

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Happy Wednesday Year 3!

Thank you so much for all your lovely messages, photos and all your wonderful hard work. What a team we have!

Speaking of team Mrs Matthews, Miss H here and I would like to present the book that we made last week about our hobbies! 

Click the link to have a look ... 

Our Hobbies

Here are a few of your photos sent yesterday;

   

Alfie's fabulous fact file all about his lovely dog Bailey and then working hard to help Mum clean the car!

       

Oscar's fabulous corn snake, Bubbles, and his super fact file and drawing!

Thank you too Grace for your wonderful writing all about your gorgeous dog Nell; she sounds great fun. Your writing was so neat and tidy Grace too, well done!

Wednesday's activities;

 Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 980 divided by 10
  2. 76 x 100
  3. 3240 divided by 10
  4. 34 x 10
  5. 456 + 30 (look at the tens column)
  6. 678 - 20 (look at the tens column)
  7. Subtract 50 from 375
  8. 372 plus 45 (use columns)

Problem;

Alfie helped to wash 2 cars yesterday! If his Mum gave him £1.25 spending money for washing the first car and £1.85 for washing the second car, how much money did he have altogether?!

Activity;

Today I would like you to try an activity on 'Mathletics'; it is '24 hour times'. We have looked at 24 hour clocks before but it is a little while ago so you will definitely need an adult to help with this one! Remember, if you are converting 12 hour clocks to 24 hour clocks you add 12 if it is an afternoon/evening time and if you're converting 24 hour times in the afternoon/evening to 12 hour times you need to subtract 12 hours. Don't forget that if the time has a zero in front it is a morning time (prior to 10:00am). Have a go and see what you think. Keep practising too!

If you'd like to try the next activity you can; it's 'using a calendar' but the more important one today is the 24 hour times.

French;

Today I'd like you to practise using 'Je m'appelle..........' (I am called/my name is) 

I'd also like you to practise using 'J'ai ............ans'   (I am ......years old)

You could begin by drawing yourself and writing both sentences.

THEN draw an invented character; make up a name for it and an age and add these sentences. You could do these 2 sentences for each character you draw (making sure they each have a different name and age!!)

You could be extra clever if you like and choose a colour for the character and then add... 'Je suis ............' (adding the colour in the gap), eg

Je m'appelle Zog. (name)

J'ai neuf ans. (age)

Je suis vert. (colour)

(My name is Fred, I am 9 and I am green)

Here's a few colours to remind you and a few numbers too;

un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix   (1-10)

vert (green), rouge (red), jaune (yellow), rose (pink), bleu (blue), gris (grey)

Literacy;

Can you find my 'time related' conjunction in each sentence? It shows you when an event happened.

  1. I watched a movie before I went to sleep.
  2. Alfie washed the car after he did his maths.
  3. The leaves rustled as we walked along the path.
  4. We stayed in the garden until it got cold.

Activity;

Today I would like you to do some planning towards creating your own simple 'Lockdown Poem'. All I would like you to do today is to think carefully about special things you have done during lockdown that you may not always have usually done (at least not as often); eg

*Clapping on a Thursday for the NHS

*Creating colourful rainbows

*Playing lots of board games

*Joining in with Joe Wicks

Make a list, write them on post-its or strips of paper, for example. Use different coloured pens for each one, but keep these ideas as you will need them tomorrow!!

Geography;

This week I'd like us TO COMPARE SOME OF THE PHYSICAL (or human) FEATURES of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland- the 4 countries of the UK. I'd really like you to use an atlas if you have one (or see the attached map or even use google maps with an adult) to see what differences OR similarities you can detect simply from scanning the maps. This may include the number of motorways (not a physical feature but do still include me), mountains, rivers, lakes etc. Can you make a simple table to show some of these differences/similarities?

Keep reading every day too; share a book with an adult and ask each other questions about the text!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I think it's going to be a gorgeous day so do have fun outside and let me know what you get up to!

Don't forget to get in touch and let me know how things are going and keep those photos coming!

Thanks so much,

Mrs Matthews

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Tuesday 19th May

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's so good to be back! Thank you so much for all your lovely messages!

I am so proud of you all; you are all working so hard and your work is really great to see! Here are a few photos you sent yesterday;

       

It was lovely to read all about your exciting pets Max and Arianna!

Here's Laurie's fabulous pizza and look at the lovely path he found through the bluebell woods!

   

Did you spot Laurie?!

Today's activities involve my maths and grammar tasks, as well as Miss Hemingway's music and PSHE; sounds a busy one!!

Let's get going.....

Maths:

8 questions;

  1. 72 x 4
  2. 63 x 3
  3. 456 divided by 3 (remember to use 'bus stop division' and remember to carry over remaining numbers)
  4. 568 divided by 4 (you'll need 'bus stop' division again)
  5. 35 divided by 5 (you won't need 'bus stop'- just think of your times tables- how many 5's in 35?)
  6. 36 divided by 4 (think of times tables)
  7. 558 plus 27
  8. Subtract 40 from 284 (think about how many 10's you are taking away)

Activity;

We have worked really hard on 'time' recently. Today I'd like to challenge you all to having a go at some time related problems. Remember to read the question carefully and not to rush. Work with Mum or Dad to try and solve them as some could be a little tricky. Please can you try section A or B

Grammar;

Clauses and Phrases; we've looked at these before but I do know many of you found this activity a little tricky as it can be challenging to remember the difference between the two! Remember, a 'clause' is a group of words that makes sense on its own and includes a verb, however a 'phrase' is a group of words that doesn't make sense on its own.

Have a go at the activity and see if you can become more confident at it! You might find Mum or Dad find this a bit tricky at first!!

Computing/PSHE;

Have you written on our Padlet yet? It is looking amazing! Please do keep adding to it as it is making me and everyone smile! Already written on it? Please add more as you will always make someone smile! 

Bee Happy - Padlet

Here is what it looks like so far ... 

Music; 

Enjoy the decade last week, 1950s? Well, this week we are swinging into the 1960s! I have chosen two iconic songs from this decade for you to choose from. We have Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones and Respect by Aretha Franklin. Try learning one or both of these and performing it to people at home! Also, do a little research into music in the 1960s. Here are some questions to help you get started: 

  • Which artists were popular? 
  • What genre of music was most popular? 
  • Which instruments were used most during this decade? 

Make notes and let me know how you get on! Here are the links to a YouTube video of the song and the links to the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg - Paint it Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0 - Respect

Have a great day everyone; hopefully the sun will shine all day!

Remember to let us know if you have any worries at all and please don't struggle if the workload is too much; select the amount you think you can manage.

Take care!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews and Miss Hemingway!

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Monday 18th May

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Good morning Year 3!

How are you all? I have missed you all so much and can't wait to get back to posting my daily blogs to you! It has been a very difficult few weeks but I'm so pleased to say I do now feel so much better thanks to our absolutely amazing NHS; superstars, every single one of them! Miss Hemingway has thoroughly enjoyed working with you all once again and has told me how fabulously hard you have all been working. Thank you so much Miss Hemingway for all your wonderful hard work and also Miss Kelly who has been keeping a very close eye on me!!

Sorry Miss H here again with the updated baby guess who ... 

Let's get going!!

P.E

Let's begin the day with some physical activity! If you are still enjoying your workouts on YouTube with Joe Wicks please join him at 09.00. These are fabulous workouts!

OR if you prefer, tune into your favourite song and create your own dance. If you have a sister or brother, create a synchronised routine. Once you have perfected it, send me a video via the class 3 email; I'd love to see your final versions!

Reading;

Sit quietly with an adult and read aloud to them, reminding them to ask you lots of questions about the text.

If you prefer, select one of your comprehensions in your pack and read it carefully, before answering the questions.

Literacy and Art;

I have been hearing that lots of you have really enjoyed taking care of your pets during 'lockdown'; some of you have been lucky enough to get a brand new pet! Poppy has really enjoyed having everyone at home; here's just one of the thousands of photos we have of her!

What I'd like you to do is to write a short information text all about your pet (if you have one), remembering to use a heading and sub-headings so that you create different 'paragraphs' of information. Your sub-headings might be, for example;

'Breed and description'

'Diet/food'

'Favourite toys'

'Treats'

'Toys'

'Exercise'

You might want to find out additional information about the breed of your pet using different sources too; for example from non-fiction texts or perhaps the internet (remember to have an adult with you when searching the net).

You can choose your own sub-headings, but do include lots of information and of course, remember to use exciting sentences and fabulous spelling and punctuation. Show me your best joined handwriting too!!!

Can you take a photo of your pet too and then also create a lovely matching picture too; use crayons, pastels, paints or whatever you prefer.

**If you don't have a pet, you could find out all about a pet you would choose if you could. Use information texts or the internet with an adult. Again you can find a picture and then create your own too.

Maths;

8 questions

1.  654 plus 228

2.  882 minus 257

3. Subtract 65 from 729

4. 525 more than 328

5. 30 greater than 245

6. 200 less than 687

7. 564 x 10

8. 4500 divided by 10

Problem; If Poppy had 10 bags of dog biscuits with 26 biscuits in each bag, how many biscuits would she have altogether?

Activity;

A couple of weeks ago we were timing how long it would take different people in your family to do different activities. Today I'd like you to have a go at comparing the lengths of time taken for other activities (see the sheet below). Remember there are 60 seconds in a minute so if one activity took 59 seconds and one took 1 minute and 2 seconds, the first activity would be the shortest/quickest. Here's the activity I'd like you to try so you can practise comparing times taken. You may need to use a subtraction calculation if it asks you how much longer or shorter an activity took (because you'll be finding the difference).

Select just A or B (only select C if you prefer or need an extension);

Have fun and remember not to stress at all about your work; do as much as you can but do take lots of breaks! Keep enjoying those lovely walks, playing games and enjoying being together!

Remember to email me each week and send me photos of yourselves, your pets or some of the activities you have been doing. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns or questions too.

Take special care of yourselves!

Will tune in again tomorrow!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday Gallery!

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What a fantstic week! You are all making the year 3 team so proud of you with how you are coping and managing in these tricky times! I have really enjoyed spending this time, virtually, with you! Here are some galleries of some of the work you have been doing ... 

Guess who ... 

Here is a collage of everyone in uniform from today. It is so lovely to see how you have all grown and to see your smiling faces! If you haven't had chance to send yours, please continue to send them! We will be posting some more photographs on the school blog with children fro different classes on it! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H :)

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Remote Learning Friday 15th May 2020

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It is fun and funky Friday here for Class Three! Remember that today is ‘Uniform Day’, so please send us a picture of you in your uniform!

(By sending in a photo, you consent to it being used within school and on the school website.)

Have a look at our Bee Happy page, it is so heart-warming! Why not try to add something to make someone smile …

Bee Happy - Padlet 

Guess who … Please do keep them coming so we can add more!

 

Here is something from me to you! ... 

Last night I tried something that Alfie suggested to me a while ago. I made an ‘Alfie Pizza’. He recommended that we use tortilla wraps as a base! You place one wrap on a baking tray then sprinkle it with cheese before placing the second wrap on top of it. Doubling up the wrap gives it a thicker base and the cheese helps to bind them together. Then, you can add any toppings of your choice. We put peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn and of course cheese! Here is the pizza Alfie made:

 

Now here is mine …

 

What do you think? It was so delicious, hope it lives up to standard Alfie! Why don’t you have a go at an Alfie Pizza?

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Today is International Day of Families so spend some time with your family either in person or via video call!

Science

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 1/2 of 636
  2. 1/4 of 228
  3. 356 + 69
  4. 595 - 59
  5. 580 divided by 10
  6. 3/9 + 4/9
  7. What is the time now?
  8. What time was it 2 hours ago?

Activity;

Literacy;

It is another fun Friday in literacy! Today we are going to write a story opening. Here is path but where does it lead?

Your task is to write the beginning of a story, describing where this path leads to. No more structure, it is your turn to be creative! Good luck …

Science;

Today we are going to be looking at reflection again but this week, with mirrors.

Have a look through the PowerPoint.

We are going to play two different mirror games. While you are playing the games, think carefully about how the mirrors are reflecting light. You could draw a table in your home school book or use a table that looks like this to record your thoughts:

The first game is called mirror messages. You should use your mirror to write a mirror message for someone.

  1. Write a short message on a piece of paper in normal writing (between one to three words is enough). Then hold a mirror at the right hand side of the page or hold the piece of paper to the right hand side of the mirror, so you can see your message reflected in the mirror.
  2. Copy the message you see in the mirror onto another piece of paper, so that your writing is reversed.
  3. Swap messages with someone, and hold the mirror at the left hand side of the page. Can you read their message in the mirror?
  4. Think about how the mirrors helped you read the messages. 

The next game is called Mirror Maze. Outside or in your hall make a wavy line on the floor.

If you can, hold a mirror over your head so you can see the line and your feet reflected in it. If you don’t have a mirror, you could use a camera on a smartphone.

By looking only in the mirror, try to follow the wiggly line from one end to the other.

 

Take your time when carrying out this task and be very careful. Why does only being able to look in the mirror make this hard?

Thank you all so much for your hard work again this week, I am loving your creativity! I am going to create another collage of pictures tonight of all your fabulous work of the week so keep the emails coming today!

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Thursday 14th May 2020

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Well a good morning to you all on this marvellous Thursday!

Have a look at our Bee Happy page, it is so heart-warming! Why not try to add something to make someone smile ... 

Bee Happy - Padlet

At home, we have been looking through old photos and reminiscing about what life used to be like. This is something I always like to do as I am fascinated with the history behind different photographs. Recently, before the virus, we even got out an old projector with different little slides that you have to push into the projector to move them on. Here are some of the photos that we came across of me …

   

   

Why not have a look back through some of your old photographs. You can send me some if you like and I will create a guess who collage!

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Why not play musical bumps? Remember to land on something soft like a cushion! 

Art

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. £4.79 + 59p
  2. £3.79 + £1.41
  3. 1/6 of 72
  4. 576 + 50
  5. 926 - 40
  6. 35 x 5
  7. 2/4 + 2/4
  8. What was the time 30 minutes ago?

Activity;

Literacy;

I am in the process of putting together your hobbies that you sent me, the book is going to look fab! Please do keep sending them to me as I haven’t got them all back yet!

Today, we are going to be looking at grammar. We are going to a little recapping and have a focus on nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Here are four tasks for you to complete, I have given you little reminders of the meanings of grammatical terms at the top of the sheet. Here are some images of the sheets:

       

Art;

For this week’s art lesson, I would like you to have a go at recreating a famous painting through photography.

Firstly, you need to choose a famous painting that you would like to recreate. Here are some examples of paintings you might choose …

Girl with a Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer

Mona Lisa – Leonardo Da Vinci

American Gothic – Grant Wood

The Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dalí

The Artists Garden at Giverny - Claude Monet

The Son of Man – Réne Magritte

Irises – Vincent Van Gough

Then, spend some time trying to create the relevant props you need. You might be able to use things from around your house (as long as you have your grown ups permission!) or you might want to make them out of paper. Next, take a photo of your recreated painting using either a digital camera or a smartphone. Here are some examples of recreated paintings that I found on Google …

      

Good luck and happy snapping!  

Have a lovely day, stay safe and remember to be in touch!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Wednesday 13th May 2020

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Good morning you super little munchkins!

I do hope the sun makes an appearance again soon! I do miss it so! Well done to everyone who took part in Netherthong Race for Life! We raised a massive £1,573.25! Thank you to everyone who donated to this wonderful cause! Well done to Mrs Barker for organising it and running all those times around the playground! Someone sent me this and I thought it might be an interesting thing for us to do on our daily early morning walk. We loved taking the time to look around to try to spot the different leaves! Here is what was sent, maybe you could have a go at spotting the different leaves?

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Why not have a game of musical statues?

French

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 2/5 + 2/5
  2. 5/6 – 1/6
  3. 240 divided by 10
  4. 64 x 10
  5. 1/4 of 52
  6. 7kg 223g + 1kg 812g
  7. 810 + 688
  8. 713 - 20

Activity;

Literacy;

Thank you for those of you who have already sent me your plans for your hobby writing! I have loved reading them! Today, I would like you to write up your plans. Make them nice, bright and colourful. You could use pictures of you or ones that you have found.

I can’t wait to see what they are going to look like and say!

French;

Bienvenue! Today, I thought that we could play a game in French to help consolidate your knowledge of the colours. You play this game in pairs. Players take a set of coloured counters each. Player one chooses a space, names that picture using the correct French word and covers it with their counter. Player two then does the same. Play continues until one player has four counters in a row. Good luck! Also, remember Duolingo which is a fabulous way to learn in short, easy sessions. Here is an image of the game as well …

Have a lovely day and remember email us your work and to say hello!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Tuesday 12th May 2020

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Howdy do to all of you!

Lots of you have been sending in what you did to commemorate VE Day, here are some of your pictures ... 

Please do keep sending in what you did and I will keep adding to this collage! 

Well I have been very busy baking in our house at the moment! As well as the VE Day celebration treats, I decided to make a cake for some key workers that I know. Some key workers go very much under the radar and I wanted to show them how much we appreciate what they are doing. We only had pink icing in our cupboards, so that is what we used to cover the cake! Here is our lemon cake with homemade lemon curd filling, iced and decorated cake. What do you think?

 

Lots of you have been baking and I love seeing your photos! Do you have any recipes that you could recommend for me? I am going to be using one that Alfie suggested for a pizza this week so will keep you posted when we try it!

Remember, today is Netherthong Race for Life! Who is going to be joining Mrs Barker in completing it? I will be doing mine with Mrs Hemingway this morning! Let you know what you do.

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Can you make an indoor hopscotch for everyone in your house to use? 

Computing/RE

PSHE

Music

Maths;

How are you getting on with your 'Timestables Rockstars'? Remember to let us know!

8 questions;

  1. 960 + 60
  2. 701 - 28
  3. 151 + 161
  4. 730 - 385
  5. 1/6 of 72 (remember to divide by the 6)
  6. How many mm in 29cm?
  7. 8L 502g + 4L 007g
  8. Name the three different triangles.

Activity

Literacy;

Time for some more creative writing! I hope that this week we can work collaboratively to create something as a class!

We are going to make an information book about different hobbies that you enjoy. You will need to choose the maximum of three hobbies that you do. Remember it could be drama, music, art and craft, sport or something else that you do.

Today, I would like you to make some notes about the hobbies you have chosen. Remember you need to inform people what the hobby is, what it entails and why you enjoy it so much. Here is a planning sheet for guidance if you need it:

  

When you all send me your work after we have written it tomorrow, I will put them all together in a book that you can all read!

Computing/RE;

Today, we are going to be looking at the Muslim festival of Ramadan. I know that Arjeta is taking part in this so it is quite important that we know and understand a little more about this important religious festival. I would like you to research this festival then fill out the activity I have set as a 2Do on PurpleMash. Here are some sources of information you can use if you would like:

BBC Bitesize video

PowerPoint

Information sheet

PSHE;

Carrying on with the collaborative theme I would like to create our very own Bee Happy wall as a class! But how I hear you cry, we have Mrs Barker to thank for this!

Mrs Barker introduced us to something called ‘Padlet’ which is like a virtual piece of paper that we can all get to and write on! If you click on the link below, you will be sent to a new window. Hopefully, you will see that I have started us off by adding my own quote to make you smile! If you double click on the piece of paper or click the ‘plus’ button, you can begin typing. In the title part, I’d like you to put your name, then we can see who has contributed. You need to write your message to everyone then press the enter button. You can add images or doodles that you can draw by pressing on the ellipsis (…). I am looking forward to your posts to make me and others smile! Here is a link to our Padlet:

Bee Happy - Padlet

Music;

How did you get on learning the World War Two classic, We’ll Meet Again? This week I thought we would learn another classic song from the next decade along, 1940s last week, hello the 1950s! Here is the song Yakety Yak by The Coasters. Try learning this and performing it to people at home! Also, do a little research into music in the 1950s. Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • Which artists were popular?
  • What genre of music was most popular?
  • What instruments were used most during this decade?

Make notes and let me know how you get on! Here is a link to a YouTube video of the song and here are the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cHB3Rbz1OI

Have a lovely day and remember to be in touch!

Miss H

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Race for Life

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So the Netherthong Race for Life is tomorrow at 1pm! I know so many of you have organised your own event in your gardens and surrounding areas. We have had so much support through the fundraising link, we are now at around 75% of our £1000 target. Please keep sharing this link so that we can reach our goal.

If you take any photos or videos of your event, please email them to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk  If you send in your pictures, we will automatically presume you give us permission to use on the website and other sites associated with Cancer Research. I hope to put some kind of montage together when I recover from running around the playground! This will be a wonderful whole school collaboration at a time when we can’t be together. Good luck – knowing that you are all there will spur me on, I’m sure!

Happy running!

Mrs Barker

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Remote Learning Monday 11th May 2020

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Good morning! Miss H here again.

I hope you all had a marvellous weekend of commemorations and celebrations! On Friday, we were very patriotic in our house! We decided to have an afternoon tea party so got lots of baking done in the morning. Using my Grandma’s recipes, we made ginger biscuits, fruit scones and our version of a Victoria Sponge cake, where instead of cream and jam, we used homemade lemon curd and lemon buttercream for the topping. We sat out in the garden, basking in the sunshine and left pieces of cake for the neighbours who are also key workers!

Also, we took part in the 2 minutes silence, watched Sir Winston Churchill’s address to the nations, the same one he made 75 years ago and The Queen’s national address at the same time her father made a speech ¾ of a century ago! To end our day, we joined in with the sing-a-long to Dame Vera Lynn’s World War Two classic, We’ll Meet Again. It was such a moving day where my Grandma told us stories of what it was like, aged 11, during those troubled times.

How did you commemorate the occasion? Send us your pictures so we can create something together!

Here is the suggested timetable for the day:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Reading Comprehension - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Why not have a game of hide and seek? Where in your house is there to hide?

Geography

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 485 + 547
  2. 446 - 129
  3. 73 x 6
  4. 445 divided by 5
  5. 73 x 100
  6. 1/6 of 54
  7. 2/10 + 5/10
  8. 354 + 60

Activity;

Reading comprehension;

Remember to keep reading 1 to 1 with someone every day! It is Monday again which means it is time for some comprehension. Either choose one activity from your pack or try this comprehension about VE Day. As we commemorated this on Friday, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to consolidate what you had learned about this historic event.  

   

Geography

We are going to carry on looking at UK geography. The UK is split up into lots of different counties. Click here to find out what a county is.

How many counties of the UK can you name? Do you know where they are?

Your task for today is to locate the county where you live on the map here.

Then I would like you to make a fact file about your county thinking of these questions:

What foods are associated with this area?

Which famous people grew up here?

Is there a special county day?

Hope you have a lovely day the weather starts to pick up again soon!

Stay safe!

Miss H

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75th Anniversary of VE Day

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8th May 2020

What an exciting day this is today!

 

8th May 1945 marked the formal conclusion of the war with Germany and brought to an end six years of suffering, courage and endurance across the world. On VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) people ran out on to the streets, hanging bunting and banners and began dancing. People organised impromptu street parties, shared rationed food with the neighbours and listened to the wireless for updates. This was and is still such a poignant moment in our country’s history.

Did you know that The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, ventured out with a group of friends, including her sister Princess Margret, to experience the excitement in London? They had to do this in secret and The Queen described it as “one of the most memorable nights of my life”. This photo shows Sir Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace alongside the Royal Family. (Princess Elizabeth, who is currently The Queen, is seen on the left)

Here are some activities that you can de relating to this:

PowerPoint and a link to a video with information about VE Day:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Recipe booklet with recipes in from when rations were in place.

Try World War Two classics from Glenn Miller, Vera Lynn or The Andrew Sister on this Spotify playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5xlanGMn1tpaJE1iadmW2A

Design a bug! In the Second World War the Squander Bug urged people not to waste money but to save it for the war effort:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/meet-the-squander-bug

German troops sent their messages in code. Learn how to send a secret message by mixing up letters!

https://www.wikihow.com/Write-in-Code

Make your own war-time party hat out of newspaper:

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Newspaper-Hat

Make some bunting to hang around your house!  

Have a look at this information from English Heritage – you can make special wartime recipes or even learn to swing dance!

On the television, there are many different events happening as well, here are some that the BBC are televising:

11am – Two-minute Silence

At 11am, BBC One will lead a poignant two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Secord World War. This national moment of remembrance will pay tribute to heroes’ past and present.

2.45pm – Sir Winston Churchill’s famous victory speech

At 2.45pm BBC One will broadcast a pre-recorded programme including Sir Winston Churchill’s famous victory speech in which he addressed the nation to announce the end of the war in Europe, which he made from 10 Downing Street on May 8th 1945. This will give everyone in the UK an opportunity to come together, to pay tribute to the Second World War generation and show our gratitude to them for their service and sacrifice during the war.

3pm – Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill

At the heart of the broadcast will be a specially created film to celebrate and remember Sir Winston Churchill’s famous radio address that he made to the nation at 3pm on VE Day. This will be a poignant and emotional piece, reminding both those who were there and other generations of this monumental day in our history. Throughout the event, stirring music from military performers will evoke the wartime spirit and the joy that music could bring even in the darkest of days.

9pm – Special Address from The Queen

At the exact time her father addressed the nation three-quarters of a century ago, Her Majesty The Queen will make a special address to everyone. Here, there will be a national sing-a-long to Dame Vera Lynn’s song ‘We’ll Meet Again’. The song found its fame during the Second World War, as it resonated with soldiers who had to leave their families and fight for Britain.  Here are the lyrics.

Here are some of your amazing VE Day posters you have already done! 

Remember to send us your pictures of how you are commemorating the special day!

Say safe!

Miss H

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Friday gallery ... on a Thursday!

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Well, what a short week we have had! Here is the Friday gallery, but on a Thursday! 

Enjoy the activities tomorrow and see you all on Monday! 

Miss H :)

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Remote Learning Thursday 7th May 2020

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Well what a short week we have had this week! Today, I got an envelope through the post … It was a mystery to what was in it or who had sent it but I did recognise the writing on the front it was from my sister. Inside was the loveliest little present. Here is what she had sent me …

It brought tears to my eyes as this has been the longest time we have spent without properly seeing each other! I video called her to thank her and felt better for seeing her! Little, thoughtful things like these can make a huge difference to people! Maybe you could make something for someone special and give it to them, just something simple to let them know you are thinking of them!

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Have a look at the clouds, what shapes or objects can you make?

Art

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. £7.63 + 52p
  2. £4.36 + £3.24
  3. 1/5 of 100
  4. 379 + 20
  5. 546 - 50
  6. 24 x 6
  7. 2/7 + 4/7
  8. What was the time 15 minutes ago?

Activity;

Literacy;

Did you find your research interesting yesterday? I know I have found it very fascinating finding out about VE Day! Today, you are going to be writing your notes up to create a non-chronological report. Make sure you use headings, paragraphs and of course, full stops and capital letters! Here is some special VE Day lined paper you could use. Remember, you can add images and drawings to your reports to break up the writing. I can’t wait to see them!

Art;

We are going to carry on looking at photography. Forced perspective is a technique that creates an optical illusion go make an object appear further away, closer, larger or smaller that it actually is. It is used primarily in photography.

These are made by having an object close to the camera lens to make it look bigger and something further away to make it look smaller. There is no editing involved.

Have a look at some I attempted when we visited the Tower of Pisa last Easter …  

   

What do you think? Now, think of a creative scene with an object or second (or third) person and set up your photograph.

If you don’t have access to a digital camera, you could draw what your idea would have been. Good luck and happy snapping!  

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

 

Remember, tomorrow I will just be posting different activities relating to VE Day as it is the 75th anniversary of this historical event, have I mentioned this already?! Make sure you enjoy but of course, stay safe!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Wednesday 5th May 2020

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Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day! Miss H here

We have been very busy quizzing lately with friends and family members! I have taken on a quizmaster role although I don’t think I will be as good as Jacob from what his mum was telling me! Each household taking part comes up with 10 questions on a topic. We then take it in turns reading out our questions followed by the answers. My sister, who is in a different household to us, has been score keeper. Rather her than me! We have asked people to come up with team names and my mum, Grandma and I are called Here Come the Girls! I then take a picture of all of us together as a way to remember. Here is one from a quiz with some of our family …

Maybe you could organise a quiz by making up some questions on a topic?

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Have a go at one of the ‘Kid’s Quizzes’ on this YouTube channel? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvKtHtvrS4LO3a0igHMPnD9W2u9bo8Lxd

French

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 5/10 + 5/10
  2. 7/7 – 3/7
  3. 410 divided by 5
  4. 81 x 10
  5. 1/6 of 66
  6. 6kg 124g + 2kg 934g
  7. 511 + 553
  8. 678 - 20

Activity;

Literacy;

Did you enjoy using your dictionary yesterday? I love looking for the meaning of words and then using them!

As I mentioned yesterday in PSHE, Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. Today I would like you to do some research to find out what VE Day is and why we celebrate it. Here are some questions for you to think about:

  • What does VE stand for?
  • Why do we celebrate VE Day?
  • How was the first VE Day celebrated?
  • Why does VE Day not mark the end of World War Two?

You could write about other facts that you find, these are just a starting point for you! Make some notes about what you find and tomorrow we will write up our findings in a non-chronological report. Here is a PowerPoint with some information and a link to a good video all about VE Day:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

French;

Bonjour tout le monde, Miss H ici! Today in French we are going to carry on looking at the French names for the colours. I find colouring very therapeutic so here is a colouring activity I have found to help you practise using your French colour knowledge. Also, remember Duolingo which is a fabulous way to learn in short, easy sessions. Here is an image of the coloriage magique (Colour by numbers) as well …

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

 

Have a lovely day and remember email us your work and to say hello!

Miss H 

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Tuesday 5.5.20

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

As yesterday was such a busy day, let's make today a little bit more fun!! First though, I'd like to show you the lovely photo Charlie and his Mum sent me of his fabulous natural art work yesterday. He collected a range of natural resources and created a super piece of art. If you haven't had chance to do yours yet, do have a go and send me a photo.

Here are your activities for this morning;

Music

On Friday it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. In the evening, the nation is going to do a sing-a-long to the song by Dame Vera Lynn We'll Meet Again. For music today, I would like you to learn the words in preparation so you can join in with everyone. The words are here. Also, here is a link to an audio clip of the song. Good luck! 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OJKMji2688M 

PSHE

Linked with the topic of VE Day, watch this clip from Dan Snow, an historian who is passionate about all things history! 

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/dan-snows-ve-day-challenge/

Can you make one of the tasks that Dan Snow suggests? Don't worry about submitting it to them, just send it to us instead! 

Computing

Last week we started looking at simulations and you researched what they were. This week, I would like you to at a simulation on PurpleMash. Click on the 2Do I have set then choose the Locked Out simulation (The green keys). Go through the simulation, choosing the correct solutions by clicking on the characters and making decisions. Discuss these decision with the people at home, would they make the same choices? 

Maths:

8 questions (let's practise addition and subtraction)

  1. 346 + 218
  2. 547 + 224
  3. 446 more than 335
  4. 223 less than 675
  5. 629 - 273
  6. Find the difference between 38 and 29
  7. 539 plus 238
  8. Subtract 338 from 762

Problem: Millie's birthday was on the 31st of the month. She can't remember which month it was. Which months could it have been?

Activity;

L.O. To record the time in minutes and seconds.

Today, I'd like you to use a stop watch to time people in your family doing activities.

These are some examples of the activities that you could time them doing;

  1. Getting dressed.
  2. Brushing their teeth.
  3. Setting the table.
  4. Tidying their bedroom.
  5. Clearing the table after lunch/tea
  6. Preparing a meal.
  7. Doing 20 star jumps.
  8. Running 10 times around the garden.

You could time 2 people doing the activities (one at a time) and display your results in a simple table. If you timed 2 different people you could tell me who was the quickest at each activity.

Remember, you can choose different activities if you like. I just thought these might be helpful ones for Mum or Dad!!

English;

L.O. To use a dictionary to find the meaning of a word or check the spelling.

Today I'd like you to practise locating words in a dictionary. It is helpful to be able to confidently do this so you can check the correct spelling of a word or check the meaning of a word.

Here is the list of words. Please make a simple table in your book (don't forget your ruler); one column for the word, one for the page number you located it on and then one for the meaning of the word (as listed in the dictionary). Please use a dictionary rather than the computer so you are developing your dictionary skills! No cheating!!!

  1. Pollen
  2. Photosynthesis
  3. Germination
  4. Stigma
  5. Deciduous
  6. Fertilizer
  7. Petal
  8. Reflect
  9. Illuminate
  10. Shadow

These may be tricky to find so do work with an adult as you search for the words.

Please remember to email me so I can see how you're getting on and please keep sending me your fabulous photos. It's so lovely to see them and share them with the class. Have lots of fun and please remember if the work is proving too much do select the amount you can cope with. If you have any problems at all please just let me know via email (class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk).

Thank you so much for all your hard work,

Mrs Matthews

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Woof to youall!

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I hope you are all ok and staying safe. I'm still staying at home. We are having fun and having extra cuddles here.

I had a really special weekend because it was my 10th birthday! Wow, I ate so many sausages! I had loads of balloons, a sausage cake and a dinosaur party with games! We even had dog music, my favourite. Lucky for me the weather was lovely and we got to have a picnic in our garden. I wore a party hat but only for a few minutes because it made my ears tickle. My family asked me to wait to open my presents until the morning and it was hard because I could sniff the tasty treats inside! Afterwards, I had a lovely long sleep and dreamt about running and barking to the hokey cokey. I enjoy that dance and know all of the moves.

I can't wait until I see you again at school and we can chat about our time staying at home and all the things we've done with our families. I hope you and your families are ok and hope to see you woofy soon.

Love and paws,

Mr Curly Wurly xxx

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Monday 4th May

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Good morning Year 3!

It is so lovely to be back! I've really missed adding my daily blogs, reading your lovely emails and seeing the fantastic photos of all the wonderful activities you're doing. Hope you are all really fit and well and ready for another busy week!!

Here are the activities for Monday!

09.00.  Why not begin the day with Joe Wicks again? His morning workouts on YouTube are the perfect way to begin the day! Remember to ask the adults to join in too.

10.00 Grammar: Today, let's recap some of our learning in grammar. Work with an adult to have a go at the activity 'Revision 2' which is on page 28 and 29 of your grammar textbook. If you don't have the textbook or a sheet, here is the activity;

    

Here are a few reminders to help you;

Don't forget an 'adverb' tells you more about the verb and many end in 'ly' eg quickly, slowly....

A 'proper noun' is the real name of the person or place and will need a capital letter.

A 'preposition' tells you when an event happened or where it is in relation to something else.

11.00 Comprehension;

Select one of the comprehensions in your pack OR have a go at this one! You may want to write the answers in your book or discuss them orally with an adult instead.

13.00 Maths

8 questions

  1. 8kg 400g – 3kg 200g
  2. How many cm in 5m?
  3. If it is 2:30pm, what time will it be in half an hour?
  4. £5.27 + £1.47
  5. ¼ of 36
  6. 856 divided by 4
  7. 93 x 4
  8. 65 multiplied by 100

Problem:

Tom went to a party at 3:30pm. If he stayed at the party for 1 and a half hours, what time would he be leaving the party?

Extension; What time would this be on a 24 hour clock?

Activity:

L.O. To learn the number of days in each month of the year.

Begin by working with an adult to try and learn the 'Months of the year rhyme'. If it will help, you may want to copy it out.

30 days of September, April, June and November,

All the rest have 31, except February alone,

And that has 28 days clear,

And 29 in a leap year.

*It's also handy to learn that when making a fist and working along the knuckles and the 'dips' whilst saying the months in order from January, the months on the knuckles are those with 31 days!

Now try the activity on page 105 (you will find this in your pack). Try 10 questions in either A or B. 

2.15pm Art

Can you make a piece of artwork using the natural resources in your garden or those you find on a walk? This time, the aim is to create a small scale scene; it may be a forest, woodland or garden scene. When you have collected your items, eg dandelions, daisies, other weeds, leaves, small twigs etc find a flat surface indoors and use a piece of coloured paper/card as your background. Think of your design and create your miniature scene by arranging the natural items you've collected on the paper. You may have tried this on a larger scale, but today try and make it smaller, adding more detail. Take a photo of your design.

Hello, Miss H here! I would just like to say how amazing it has been hearing from you all over these past two weeks! This is just a little goodbye for now but I am still going to be keeping up with how you are getting on through the blog and Mrs Matthews! Remember to look at the school blog for the Lego challenges, last week this week! 

Remember, please don't panic if you are struggling to complete all the activities; select the ones you can complete and try others another time. Most importantly, have fun!

I'm look forwards to hearing how you get on and sharing your photos.

Take care and enjoy your day!

Mrs Matthews

Please see the link below for information on Netherthong Race for Life: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/netherthong-race-for-life?fbclid=IwAR0CFTnUW1aXxLBap3ZFlHSM27QsLy4ynILEJwhzPlDUyRl-Ocw2_gefFfU

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Friday Gallery

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What a week filled with all sorts of exciting activities, adventures and reasons to celebrate! I have loved hearing from you all! Please don't worry if you don't get everything done, every day! We just want you and your families to be safe, positive and happy! The year 3 team are extremely proud and think everyone is doing a marvellous job! 

Max C and his family have just got involved with an amazing project. They are making face masks adapters for the NHS to stop the elastic rubbing on their ears. He says you just need some material and buttons. Here is a link to the YouTube video they followed. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A0A-XdXKugs

They say it is a really easy project if you are looking for things to do! 

Here is what you have all been getting up to this week ... 

I hope you all have a restful weekend and stay safe! Hope the weather improves! 

Miss H 

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Remote Learning Friday 1st May 2020

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Well another week has flown by and Friday is here already! Thank you to everyone who has got in contact with us, it is so lovely to hear from you as we have missed your all incredibly! Here is something that went out in the newsletter on Wednesday, just a message from everyone at school …

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Ask someone at home to hide a small object and write down some clues to help you find it, for example you are getting warmer, cooler, freezing, boiling hot! Good luck!

Science

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 1/2 of 634
  2. 1/3 of 333
  3. 613 + 17
  4. 853 - 35
  5. 730 divided by 10
  6. 2/9 + 4/9
  7. What is the time now?
  8. What time will it be in 2 hours?

Activity;

Literacy;

It is another fun Friday in literacy! Today we are going to predict what happens next …

Mike and his friend Joe are experienced rock climbers enjoying what they do best. However, as the sky begins to cloud over quickly, spots of rain fall. 

Your task is to write what happens next. Here are some ideas to think about:

  • What dangers are there around Mike?
  • What problem could happen to Mike?
  • How could it be fixed?
  • How do Mike and Joey finish the story?

Science;

Today we are going to be looking at reflection. Watch this video about the use of reflective materials for safety.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztcg9j6

Have a look through the PowerPoint.

The Brilliant Bags Company want to make a new book bag for children to use to carry their things to and from school. They want to make sure the bag helps children stay safe while walking near roads on dark mornings or evenings. They have decided to put a reflective strip on the book bag, so that drivers can see the book bag easily when their car headlights shine on it.

You are going to have to test how reflective materials are. You will need 6 materials to test such as CDs, tin foil, paper, different fabrics, bubble wrap, cardboard.

In order to test the materials, you will need to make a reflection tester.

Attach a piece of white card to a torch:

  1. Cut a hole in the centre of the card and push the torch through so that the card fits snugly around the torch without you having to hold it.
  2. Shine the torch at the material you are testing.
  3. If the material reflects light well, you will see the reflected light shine through the white card and light it up.

Which material do you think will be best for the bag? Write your prediction down and create a results table in your home learning books. It could look like this or an example can be found here:

You will need to test the different materials to see how reflective they are. After, you need to decide which would be best for the book bag. Explain why you choose the material and think about what happened when you tested it and what it looks and feels like.

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do. Good luck … 

Thank you all so much for your hard work again this week! I am going to create another collage of pictures tonight of all your fabulous work of the week so keep the emails coming today!

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Thursday 30th April 2020

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Another wonderful morning to you my little munchkins! This week in the mornings, my mum and I decided to start to learn some Yoga and Pilates. We felt things were getting on top of us a little with the current situation and everything that is going on so wondered what we could do. I remembered that Mrs Lindley always says how much better she feels after a yoga session, so we looked one up on YouTube and we couldn’t believe how much more relaxed we felt after doing this. Maybe you could try some yoga and let me know how you get on? Here is a quote that made my smile this morning from my new favourite book:

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Grammar - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Make a race track and time how fast an object can go around it?

Art

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. £6.52 + 41p
  2. £3.25 + £2.12
  3. 1/3 of 39
  4. 157 + 30
  5. 657 - 60
  6. 62 x 4
  7. 5/8 + 1/8
  8. What is the time?

Activity;

Grammar;

We are going to be looking at some grammar today. I have set you a 2Do on PurpleMash. You are going to complete the Word Families task, where you will work out how prefixes and suffixes change the meaning of root words in word families.

Art;

Take a walk around your house and garden if you can, use a tablet, smartphone or digital camera to take photos from a Bird’s Eye View (from above the object), and Worm’s Eye View (from the bottom of the object, looking up) and by zooming in on just one part of your subject.

Here is my Bird's Eye View ... 

Here is my Worm's Eye View ... 

Don’t forget to focus the camera by touching the screen where the object is. After the walk, choose the best photos for each angle, and delete the others.

You might want to edit your photos for the best effect by cropping them. If you are using a tablet or smart phone, you should be able to do this by tapping on the photo and pressing edit or a little image of a pencil. You could ask a grown up to help you with this.

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

See you tomorrow, metaphorically anyway and stay safe!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Wednesday 29th April 2020

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Good morning! I can’t believe that Wednesday is here already. Remember to keep in touch by sending us an email or writing a comment on the blog. We had another surprise delivery yesterday. My auntie had a picture of the whole family put on a jigsaw and sent to us! The power of technology strikes again. This is such a lovely way to remember everyone, especially those who are not with us anymore, we are definitely going to enjoy making the faces of everyone! (Not a sentence you usually say). Here it is …

Have you been doing any jigsaws or puzzles? I know Mr C and quite a lot of year 6 have, let me know by sending in pictures if you have them!

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Why don’t you paint or decorate a stone and leave it somewhere for someone to find, making them smile?

French

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 2/9 + 4/9
  2. 7/9 – 3/9
  3. 630 divided by 10
  4. 63 x 10
  5. 1/5 of 55
  6. 3kg 330g + 5kg 270g
  7. 422 + 664
  8. 589 - 30

Activity;

Literacy/Art;

How did you get on with planning the letter yesterday? Already written it? Don’t worry.

Your task for today is to write another letter to someone else, I know that year 6 even wrote one to themselves to open a year from now to remind them about what they were doing and what was going on in the world.

Maybe you could draw some pictures to go with your letters? Create an activity like a crossword or word search? Maybe even give them a picture to colour in like the letters I coloured in for our refuse collectors?

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

French;

Bonjour encore! Today in French we are going to carry on looking at the French names for the colours. Here is something a little fun to help with your learning. I have found a word search so have a go at finding all of the colours in French. Also, don’t forget about Duolingo which is a fabulous way to learn in short, easy sessions. I have started an Italian course as well as a French one. Here is an image of the word search as well …

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Have a lovely day and hopefully the sun will shine again soon!

Miss H

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Hello Year 3! 28.4.20

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Good morning fabulous year 3!

It's Mrs Matthews here!! I just wanted to say good morning to you all, send you a big whole class 'air hug' and say how very sorry I am for 'deserting' you all this week and last! Sadly, I became suddenly very unwell over the Easter holidays and it's taking longer than I'd hoped to fully recover. I'm getting better every day though and am very much hoping I'll be back and fully fit by Monday! I miss you all so much and can't wait to be back in the classroom with you all; I really hope it will be as soon as possible. I hope you all had a fabulous Easter holiday and had lots of very tasty treats! I know Miss Hemingway is doing an amazing job, kindly holding the fort for me and I know she has been giving you lots of wonderful tasks and challenges every day. I hope you're still enjoying working hard at home, but also having lots and lots of fun! I can't wait to be planning more exciting activities for you all and sharing your amazing photographs and masterpieces once again too!

Take care, have lots of fun and keep working hard and hopefully I'll be back in touch on Monday morning!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews

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Remote Learning Tuesday 28th April 2020

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Howdy do to all of you!

Thank you to all of the people who have already got in touch with me! I really appreciate it. If you haven’t had the chance yet, don’t worry. All of us at school just want to make sure that you are all happy, safe and well. Remember we are here for you and will endeavour to do what we can to support you further. This weekend someone on my street organised this …

 

Everyone pitched together to colour in some letters. One of our lovely neighbours then took the time to stick the letters into the bins and put them in the correct order. She spoke with the refuse collectors, keeping 2 metres apart of course, and Dave, Martin and Lenny (the collectors) were thrilled with the message that read: Thank you to our key workers.

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – You could have a snack outside and listen to all of the sounds you can hear. 

Computing

PSHE

Music

Maths;

How are you getting on with your 'Timestables Rockstars'? Remember to let us know!

8 questions;

  1. 977 + 70
  2. 799 - 26
  3. 245 + 421
  4. 578 - 439
  5. 1/5 of 65 (remember to divide by the 5)
  6. How many mm in 12cm?
  7. 2L 340g + 2L 410g
  8. Name as many parallelograms as you can.

Activity

Literacy;

Time for some more creative writing!

Your task over the next couple of days is to write a letter to a friend to tell them about what you have been up to. You could include a review of the book you have just read. Think about what they would like to know about what you have been up to, maybe you could ask them some rhetorical questions so they can write a reply to you?

Today, I would like you to plan your letter. Really think about what you want to say to your friend.

Computing;

This half term we are going to be looking at simulations. Today, you are going to be finding out what a simulation is. I would like you to research what a simulation is and fill out the 2Do on PurpleMash. There are reminders about what needs to be included in each section. Here is what it looks like …

PSHE;

Why don’t you try and do something like we did for our refuse collectors? Here is a template for you to make something for a key worker you know, whether that be a member of the NHS or supermarket worker. It will make them smile and realise how much we appreciate what they are doing for us! Here are the letters that we coloured in …

  

Music;

How did your concert go last week? My mum and Grandma loved it, or so they told me! I even did it in the garden in the sunshine! Do the same activity this week but pair up with someone in your house? Can you find something to use as an instrument to accompany you? A tin, a bottle, some rice? This week I am going to be singing You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray as I love watching and listening to music from this musical!

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Remember to keep in touch, either by emailing me at class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk or by commenting on the blog. I'll be in touch if I don't hear anything from you to see how you are. 

Have a lovely day!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Monday 27th April 2020

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Good morning everyone to another week of remote learning!

I hope you all had a lovely sun-filled weekend! I thought I would update you on my progress with the colour by number painting. I have been trying to do little parts here and there but I did most of the additions this weekend. Here it is …

Here is the suggested timetable for the day:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks' guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths/Reading Comprehension - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – How many star jumps can you do in 30 seconds? Can anyone in your house beat your score?

Geography

BBC Bitesize have launched daily lessons. They started last week and after looking through them there are some lovely resources on there, so take a look here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

They did a lovely science lesson on the introduction to Light and Dark, here it is so you can give it a go:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjx6v4

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 489 + 550
  2. 930 - 416
  3. 44 x 3
  4. 840 divided by 10
  5. 34 x 100
  6. 1/3 of 306
  7. 2/7 + 5/7
  8. 186 + 20

Activity;

Reading comprehension;

Remember to keep reading 1 to 1 with someone every day! It is Monday again which means it is time for some comprehension. Either choose one activity from your pack or try this comprehension about sun safety. I thought that this was relevant as we have been having such lovely weather and I do hope that it continues!

     

Geography;

You are going to be starting a new topic of UK geography this half term. Here is a map of Europe. Where is the UK? Can you find Austria? On the map, how is the UK different to Austria?

Here is a map of the UK. Surrounding us are four seas. Also, in this country we have many rivers that flow into the seas. Your challenge for today is to use an atlas or a map on the internet, to name the seas that are around the UK. Here is a picture of the work or a sheet can be found here.

Next, I would like you to match the river names to rivers shown on your map and identify the seas they flow into. Again, here is an image or the work can be found here. Good luck and don’t get too sea sick!

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

 

Make sure you are having fun while you are learning just as we would be doing if you were in school! Remember to keep in touch, either by emailing us at class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk or by commenting on the blog, I'll be in touch if I don't hear from you by Thursday to see how you are. 

Stay safe!

Miss H

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Important information for next week and Friday gallery

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Wow! What a first week in year 3 I have had! A missive thank you to everyone of you who has been emailing us over the last week. It's so lovely to hear from you and see what you have been getting up to, especially all of the wonderful extra little activities that are doing that you would normally tell us about in school! We feel that it is of high importance that we hear from everyone and their families at least once a week so that we can check that you and your loved ones are safe, happy and well. 

So with that in mind, I would like to have an email or blog comment from you or your parent at least once a week. From Monday 27th April, the weekly procedure will be that if we don't hear from you by the Thursday, we will be giving you a ring or an email to check that you are okay. This is purley designed to see that you are happy, engaged in the work and gives us, the year 3 team, the opportunity to keep in contact with you or your family. 

As a school, I hope you understand that we are trying to keep in contact with pupils and parents so that we all still feel part of the Netherthong community. If there is anything that we can do to support you and your family in any other way please let us know and we will endeavour to put something in place.

A reminder that our email is class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Now here is our Friday gallery, a mixture of photos that have been sent in of the amazing work and activities that you have been getting up to! What superstars you all are!

Have a lovely weekend! 
Miss H

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Remote Learning Friday 24th April 2020

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It's Friday! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone. I have decided to start making a few breakfasts during the week for myself, my mum and Grandma instead of having the same thing every day. Yesterday I made scrambled egg with tomatoes, a potato waffle and mushrooms. It was delightfully yummy! Here it is …

Maybe you could make a breakfast for someone, with the help of an adult of course! I will be updating you on Monday with the progress on my painting, I think it is looking rather stunning even if I do say so myself!

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – How did the clapping go? Maybe create a banner for next week with the name of a key worker you know, to let them know you are thinking of them.

Science

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 1/2 of 352
  2. 1/3 of 666
  3. 724 + 16
  4. 642 - 35
  5. 840 divided by 10
  6. 3/8 + 3/8
  7. What is the time now?
  8. What time will it be in 3 hours?

Activity;

Literacy;

It is going to be fun Friday’s in literacy! Today we are going to imagine a setting …

This is a scene from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The surroundings seem so big, making Alice appear even smaller.

Imagine you were trapped in your school after you had been shrunk. Describe your journey from the door across the classroom. What dangers would you have to be careful of as a tiny person?

Challenge: Use a thesaurus to look up ‘big’ and ‘small’.

Science;

This half term in science we are going to be looking at light. Create a mind map to show what you already know about light.

Can you think of any questions you would like to find out about light? Here is an example:

Have a look through the PowerPoint and make a list of as many different light sources as you can think of.

Now we are going to play a game. What’s inside the bog? Ask someone to make a bag of different objects from around your house. Feel the object inside. Draw a table like my example and write a description and draw what you think is inside the bag.

Nearly forgot, here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Thank you all so much for your hard work this week. I know it was quite hard after the Easter break to get back into the swing of things but you have all done brilliantly! I am going to create a collage of pictures tonight of all your fabulous work of the week so keep the emails coming today!

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Miss H

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St George's Day

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Here is a PowerPoint all about St George's Day! Enjoy!

Miss H 

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Remote Learning Thursday 23rd April 2020

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Another wonderful morning to you my lovelies! I hope you are all keeping safe and making sure you are treasuring every moment you can spend with your family. I was sent a very special book by a wonderful person yesterday, a complete surprise. As I began reading it my eyes filled with tears at the beautiful pictures and meaning behind the words. To us, as a family at the moment, it is very meaningful and is making me appreciate, even more, every moment I spend with the ones we care about, even if it is over video chat! Here is one of the pages from the book …

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Maybe you could spend sometime outside, you could try doing some gardening?

Art

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. £4.51 + 36p
  2. £6.67 + £1.41
  3. 1/4 of 48
  4. 364 + 40
  5. 924 - 30
  6. 43 x 3
  7. 2/7 + 3/7
  8. What is the time?

Activity;

Grammar;

We are going to be looking at some grammar today. I have set you a 2Do on PurpleMash. You are going to complete the Superhero Shopping Trip task, where you will be looking at the formation of nouns using a range of prefixes.

Art;

In the news on Tuesday, the artist Tom Croft, has painted key workers for free so they have something to remember how everyone has come together and worked as a team. Here is a video link to find out more about what he did:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-52319539/coronavirus-artist-tom-croft-paints-nhs-key-worker-portraits-for-free

Today, I would like you to take some inspiration from him and create a picture of the people in your home, so you can look back and remember who you have spent so much time with. You could sketch your picture, make a collage or any other way you think of. Be creative! I look forward to seeing your pictures!

ATTENTION! The marvellous Mrs Greenwell has spent a long time putting together a virtual ukulele club which you can access on the music web page, here is a link: 

https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/curriculum-1/curriculum-pages/musc

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Don't forget to keep sending in your pictures for Friday's gallery. I haven't heard from some people just yet so it would be lovely to hear from you!

See you tomorrow, metaphorically anyway!

Miss H

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Earth Day 2020

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Today is the 50th World Earth Day! To find out more information, visit: 

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/

Here is the doddle from Google which gives you some fascinating facts about bees while playing a game: 

https://g.co/doodle/8pnva 

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Remote Learning Wednesday 22nd April 2020

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Good morning little superstars! Wow, Wednesday already! I can’t quite believe how fast time is going by even though we are at home. Please do send in your work and any activities that are you doing to the class email address (class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk), I love receiving them and will create a gallery on a Friday! In preparation for the Lego challenge today, myself, my mum and Grandma made homemade pizzas last night! We used a pre-made mix (gluten free of course!) where we just had to add a little vegetable oil and water. Mum and I put peppers and mushrooms on and my Grandma put pepperoni on. Let me know what you think …

Mine

My Mum's

My Grandma's

Perhaps you could try making your own pizzas? Here is a link to a recipe which doesn’t use yeast as you may not have this in your cupboard:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/no-yeast-pizza-dough

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Can you make an obstacle course in your garden or house? Who can go the fastest around, make a competition with the people in your house?

French

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 2/10 + 4/10
  2. 7/8 – 2/8
  3. 740 divided by 10
  4. 36 x 10
  5. 1/3 of 39
  6. 6kg 300g + 4kg 120g
  7. 374 + 777
  8. 267 - 40

Activity;

Literacy/Art;

How did you get on with your planning yesterday? Today you are going to write the end to the story! Here is a reminder of how it started …

It was late evening, almost dark. “I think I left my ball in the playground. Let’s just go and get it before we go home,” said Tom to Suraj. They squeezed through the gap in the fence into the playground. It was a great safe place to kick a football round without people complaining about it hitting their cars. “What on earth is that!” exclaimed Suraj. A bright green light filled the sky just above the playground and it seemed to be dropping down in front of them. “Flying saucer! It’s a flying saucer!” gasped Tom.

Budding authors, it is time for you to start! Remember to use all of the grammar, spelling and features of a good piece of writing you have learned so far in year 3! Good luck …

Thought I would sneak art in today as well as later in the week! After you have finished your story, can you draw a picture of what Tom and Suraj saw? Will the flying saucer be giant or miniscule? Terrifying or exciting?

French;

Bonjour, ça va? Today in French we are going to be looking at the French colours. I have had a look and saw you recapped some before Easter so this should be fun for you to do. Can you write the correct name of the French colours before you colour the paint splats in the correct colour? Find the sheet here.

Bon voyage for now year 3!

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

We are all missing you greatly but love the pictures of you with your work that you keep sending!

Enjoy the lovely weather and stay safe!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Tuesday 20th April 2020

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Good morning to you all!

What another glorious if not a little chilly day we had yesterday! I feel we are very lucky at the moment having better weather. I decided to do some baking yesterday for some key workers. I made a Battenberg cake, what do you think?

Have you been doing any baking or cooking?

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break – Can you make a tower that is taller than the tallest person in your house? What will you use?

Computing/PSHE

Music

Maths;

Try 'Timestables Rockstars' this morning if you like (or practise the 3x and 4x tables). You'll find it less tricky as we've changed the settings to ensure only the timestables we've been working on are included. If it's too tricky, don't worry, keep practising!

8 questions;

  1. 673 + 46
  2. 473 - 32
  3. 829 + 158
  4. 878 - 578
  5. 1/4 of 12 (remember to divide by the 4)!!
  6. How many mm in 8cm?
  7. 1L 400g + 1L 320g
  8. How many pairs of parallel lines in a rhombus?

Activity

Literacy;

Time for some creative writing!

Read the following extract:

It was late evening, almost dark. “I think I left my ball in the playground. Let’s just go and get it before we go home,” said Tom to Suraj. They squeezed through the gap in the fence into the playground. It was a great safe place to kick a football round without people complaining about it hitting their cars. “What on earth is that!” exclaimed Suraj. A bright green light filled the sky just above the playground and it seemed to be dropping down in front of them. “Flying saucer! It’s a flying saucer!” gasped Tom.

Your task over the next couple of days is to continue the story, explaining what happens when the flying saucer lands …

Today, I would like you to plan your story. Think about the opening sentence, what happens next and how the story ends. Here is a planning sheet as an example.

Computing/PSHE;

On PurpleMash, can you make a virtual card for Mrs Matthews. Can you write a lovely message or poem for her? I have set a card template as a 2Do for you! I will make sure she gets a copy of these, here is mine I have done …

  

Music;

Here is something fun for you do to, learn the lyrics to your favourite song. This could be a current song or one you just love! Rehearse these then, put on a show for everyone in your house. Can you get anyone else involved? One of my favourite songs is Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves so I will be giving my mum and Grandma a lovely rendition of this, wish me luck!!

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Have a lovely day and try to enjoy every moment!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Monday 20th April 2020

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Good morning everyone, Miss H here!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and didn’t each too much chocolate! In between enjoying the glorious weather, I have been spending time painting. For Christmas, my sister got me a colour by numbers canvas to paint with a picture of a dog (She said that she had finally got me what I always wanted, my own dog!). I started this over the Christmas holiday but have not had the chance to add to it. I have found this so therapeutic and many hours have been lost while I have painted listening to music on the radio. Here is what it is going to look like …

Here is what mine looks like so far …

What do you think? What have you been doing to relax over this most turbulent time? Send me an email showing me!

Here is the suggested timetable for the day:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (remember to record your reading in your planners)

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Maths/Reading Comprehension - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Break - Could you help make lunch for everyone in your house?

Geography

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 871 + 315
  2. 582 - 211
  3. 52 x 4
  4. 860 divided by 10
  5. 64 x 100
  6. 1/6 of 120
  7. 1/10 + 6/10
  8. 375 + 20

Activity;

Reading comprehension;

Please keep reading 1 to 1 with an adult every day; this will not only improve your reading skills, but also your creative writing. Remember, authors ‘magpie’ ideas from each other all the time! Whenever you read please ask whoever you are reading to, to ask you lots of comprehension questions as you read.

Choose one activity from your pack or try this comprehension about garden birds. I have been paying quite a lot of attention to the birds that have been appearing in my Grandma’s back garden as everywhere is so quiet, you can really hear all of the different birds, especially Robins and Blackbirds. What birds can you see? Maybe you could record the different bird you see in a day in a table?

Geography

You are going to be starting a new topic of UK geography this half term. The UK stands for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Can you write down which countries make up the UK? Now write down which countries make up Great Britain?

Using an atlas or a map of the UK on the internet, can you label all the different cities shown on this map here.

An extra challenge: Can you find the town you live in and label it on the map?

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Have fun!

Keep sending your lovely emails and photos! Please don't hesitate to email me to let me know if you are having any difficulties with any of the activities. I am here to help!

Stay safe!

Miss H

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Happy Easter! 10.4.20

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Happy Easter everyone!

Let's hope the sun continues to shine and you all have a fabulous Easter weekend; with lots of very tasty chocolate!!

Here's a couple of extra challenges for you!

Easter Egg Hunt;

Why not create your own Easter Egg hunt for someone else in your family? It might be for Mum or Dad or perhaps a younger sister or brother! You'll need some tasty treats for them to find; it could be small chocolate eggs, mini eggs, chocolate buttons or other tasty treats. You could even have fun wrapping up the treats (perhaps a bundle of mini eggs in each); it makes it more exciting! You'd need to decide on different hiding places for your treats/eggs and write clues to guide the 'egg hunter' to each one. You'll need an initial clue to help them find your first hidden treat and then your next clue should be with the first treat, guiding the hunters to your next hidden treat......and so it goes on!! 

Domino fun!!

Your second Easter challenge is to build a 'domino run'; lining up the dominoes on their ends so that when one topples over, the rest gradually follow. If you have more than one box, use them all! If you have a 'marble run' you may want to use it to begin your course. Can you create a tricky 'domino run'? You may get so good at lining them up that you can build the run to go over obstacles or from one level to another. Have a go and see how many you can successfully set up along a tricky route before then watching them all gradually topple over one by one. Who can build the longest successful 'domino run'?

Have lots of fun and a great weekend and please don't forget to send me any photos of your challenges in action!!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Another Year 3 challenge!! 8.3.20

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Good afternoon super team!

Time for another challenge!!

But first, here's Alfie's Spaghetti Challenge successfully completed! He enjoyed a fruit kebab to celebrate too!!

  

Now here's another Easter hols challenge for you!

Do you happen to have a pack of playing cards handy?

Can you build a playing card pyramid? It's very tricky indeed so you will need to involve other family members! You may decide you are so good at it you could have a family competition or even a class 3 competition!!

Who can build the tallest pyramid?

Don't get cross if it keeps falling down, just take a photo and post it on the blog!!

A non-slippery, but flat surface is the best place to start.

Enjoy!! 

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Easter Reading Challenge

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Hello again!!

Here's our whole school Easter Reading Challenge!

If you'd like to join in, print it out and complete it as you meet challenges. Then email it to me and I'll pass them onto Mrs Barker, who will award virtual certificates after the holidays!

Have fun!

Happy reading!!

Mrs Matthews

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Spaghetti fun! 6th April

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Good morning all!

Here's a fun challenge to begin your Easter holidays!

Spaghetti Towers!!

You will need;

Spaghetti (uncooked!!)

Something sticky, eg blue tac, plasticine, marshmallows or even screwed up balls of sellotape (sticky side out!!)

A flat surface

Challenge;

Can you build a 3D  spaghetti sculpture?

You can use the full lengths of the pasta or break it to make smaller pieces.

You might want to make smaller 3D shapes eg a cube, cuboid, pyramid, prism etc

You may decide you want to challenge yourself to make a tall tower.

Think about how you can make sure it is strong and as sturdy as possible.

Have fun and remember to be patient; it's not an easy challenge!!

Take a photo of your construction!

Enjoy!!

See you soon!

Mrs Matthews

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Lego challenge!

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Remember to check out the school blog for the Lego challenge each day. A link to the page is here https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/community/our-community/school-blog. Good luck … 

Miss H

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One more photo!! 4.4.20

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Here is Max and his healthy sandwich!

Glad you've used your lunchbox too Max!

Well done Max!

Mrs Matthews

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Photo update!! 4.4.20

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Good evening all!

Here are more of your fabulous photos!

        

Lulabelle has made some beautiful decorative jars; great for planting beans and seeds!

Mia's French work! Great alien animals Mia!

Charlie's Viking topic work!

Max's tables all ready for his scientific observations as his seeds grow!

    

Emma's play script writing. Well done Emma! Yours is here too Archie (have a look a little further on......)

 

Here are their Viking shields too!

 

Alfie and his sister pressing flowers and Alfie and his dog all ready for planting! Gorgeous dog Alfie!

Here's your lovely play script Archie too!

    

Some of Mia's work on 'time' and her spellings too!

Another super play script! Well done Alfie!

Thanks you so much everyone for your fabulous hard work this last 2 weeks; you really are super stars! Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy lots of lovely family time at home. Hope you have a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Keep your lovely messages and photos coming; I hope I haven't left anyone out; please let me know as I'm trying my best to include your photos if you've sent them onto me. Don't forget to tell me if you're happy for your child's photos to be added to the blog if you haven't already. I can't post every single photo but do aim to include everyone that sends any.

Keep watching the blog as every few days I'll give you a fun and practical challenge or two!! 

Take care and keep smiling!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 3rd April

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Good morning all!

Thank you so much for all your amazing hard work; I am so proud of you all!

Here are Friday's activities!

9.00am Joe Wicks P.E. workout (via YouTube)

Let's all join amazing Joe Wicks and see if we can get really fit and healthy!

Science Fun!

If you managed to find some white carnations in the supermarket, did you try placing one of the flowers in coloured water to see what happens? If you haven't yet, please do have a go; the transformation is lovely to see. 

Can you make sure you draw and label the flower once you have placed it in the coloured water (blue food colouring is a good one to try).

Leave it for a few hours, then have a close inspection and note the difference.

Now draw and label it again.

Have a look on Purplemash to find out why this happens ('Transpiration')

You could add a conclusion ie tell us why this happened.

Holiday Science;

Please look out for 'sunflower' and 'beans' to plant whilst you're shopping in the supermarket (not the Heinz variety)!!

Save empty plastic cartons to use as plant pots.

Please could you plant one sunflower seed and look after it well! Please make a diary to record your observations (it might be the number of leaves, height of plant etc). How will you record your results?

Could you also plant  beans in 3 separate plastic containers (one bean in each); label them A, B and C

If you use clear containers and place the bean down the side you will see progress quicker!

A. Provide lots of sun and water as required.

B. Provide no light and water as required.

C. Provide lots of sun and no water.

Can you predict what will happen? Take note of your observations.

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 666 divided by 3
  2. 1/3 of 99
  3. 762 - 237
  4. 628 + 165
  5. 3/9 + 4/9
  6. What time is it?
  7. £4.26 + £3.25
  8. 955 divided by 5

Problem;

Archie and Emma had great fun making their Viking shields. If they started at 11.00 and finished at 12.30, how long did it take to make them?

Today I'd really like you to continue practising with your clocks but this time can you make a time with the clock, tell an adult what time it says and then ALSO what time it would be on a digital clock too. Keep practising lots and lots so you can understand both analogue and digital times before the end of the Easter holidays!

I have set 3 'time' activities on 'Mathletics'. Please could you try all 3. You could then try other 'time' activities too if you like.

Reading:

Please select one of your comprehensions out of your pack and carefully read it before answering the questions.

Literacy;

Here are a few spellings I'd like you to practise. Copy each one at least 4 times; see if you can learn them!

'sc' but 's' sound

scene

scent

science

'que' but 'k' sound

antique

unique

physique

Today please can you try and complete your Viking Information Text or your play script (Into the Forest).

If you have completed these please continue with your special diary; try and write an entry every few days. It would be lovely to know what you have been doing when you haven't actually been busy with school jobs!!!

Hope you all have a fantastic Easter break. I won't be blogging every day over Easter but will keep tuning in to set you a little challenge so keep watching!! There will also be Lego challenges from Miss Hemingway and practical challenges from me; so don't forget to check the blog!!

See you all very soon!

Keep smiling and have lots of fun!

Mrs Matthews

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Lego challenge day 4

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Quiet on the set and … action! I really love that all of you took the brief for the challenge today and interpreted it in different ways! I am always blown away by your effort and creativity! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings … 

Miss H :)

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Inspirational photos! 2nd April 2020

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Thought I'd show you some more of your wonderful photos!

Thank you all!

Charlie's clock and health educational poster! Great work Charlie!

Another super clock by Arjeta! Well done!

Elijah enjoying quiet reading time after all his work!

Here's Alfie's lovely clock too!

Tune in later for yet more fabulous pictures!

Thanks so much everyone! Miss you all!

Mrs Matthews

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Thursday activities 2.4.20

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Good morning everyone!

Thank you so much once again for all your lovely messages and all the fabulous photos! I'll post more of them later today! They're just too good to miss!

Here's today's activities! Thought we'd have some fun with craft activities later today!!

Maths;

8 questions;

  1. 676 + 205
  2. 882 - 327
  3. 44 x 4
  4. 990 divided by 10
  5. 32 x 100
  6. 1/5 of 60
  7. 2/10 + 7/10
  8. 452 + 40

Problem;

I  made some chocolate crispy buns today. If I filled 5 trays with 8 buns on each tray, how many buns would I have made?

Activity;

Keep practising telling the time and recording the time to the nearest minute on your very own clock. The more you practise the better you will be. You'll never be late either!!!

Today, let's look at digital times. Your own clock will read minutes past and minutes to. However, a digital clock counts the minutes past, right up to 59, then changes to the next hour at '60'.

Can you work with an adult on the first 10 of these questions? Try more if you can.

eg 4:55 = 5 to 5

eg 2:40 = 20 to 3

Literacy;

Remind yourself of our story 'Into the forest' (you can access it via YouTube, but please make sure an adult is with you. Please focus on the conversations in the forest, where the little boy meets Jack, then Goldilocks and finally Hansel and Gretel. Now we have read quite a few play scripts in class, please could you have a go at writing a short play script for some (or all if you like) of the conversations in the forest. Remember you'll not need speech marks as it is a play script. Don't forget to set the scene and give stage directions in brackets!!

Here's a short example (I've named the little boy Tom);

Scene 1

Tom begins walking along the path through the dark forest. He meets a strange little boy with a black and white cow.

Tom: Hello!

Jack: Hello there! I have a very nice cow here. Would you like to buy it from me? It's a very good cow and has the tastiest milk. Please buy it. I don't want to go to market.

Tom:  (Shaking his head) No thank you! I have to go!

Can you have a little go?

Remember to keep your handwriting really neat and tidy and try your best to join up if you can. Don't forget accurate punctuation and spelling too! Good luck!!

History and Art!!

How have you been getting on with your Viking research? Remember to use different sub-headings as you find out exciting facts. Did you find out about the different punishments given for crimes in Viking times? What happened at the Battle of Hastings and who won? Remember BBC Bitesize, Purplemash and twinkl are all excellent sites to help with your research.

Now for the fun part;

If you have some plain flour at home, some old newspapers and a bowl (or even a balloon) you could make a Viking helmet.

You might prefer to make a Viking shield; use some old cardboard (a cereal box or cardboard box would be great to use).

When you have finished it, dried it and painted it you may want to dress up and send me a photo or you could send me one as you're making it!

Have fun being very creative!

Reading;

Finally, share some special 1 to 1 reading time; listening to a lovely story and then reading to an adult. Remember to keep reading aloud every day. You may want to read poetry, fiction or non-fiction- it's up to you! Remember there are so many online eBooks at the moment (free of charge)- Oxford Owl or twinkl are offering them free at the moment. Enjoy!

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Have fun!

Keep sending me your lovely emails and photos! Please don't hesitate to email me to let me know if you are having any difficulties with any of the activities. I am here to help!

Still keeping my fingers and toes tightly crossed that we are all back together in class 3 to enjoy at least some of the Summer term!

Take care!

Mrs Matthews

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Lego challenge day 3

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Well, these dream homes have got me rethinking where I am living! I would really love a swimming pool or any of the other additional features that have bene added! Let me know when I can move in please?! I am very excited to see what tomorrow and the challenge brings … 

Miss H :)

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Wednesday activities! 1st April 2020

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Good evening fabulous year 3!

Hope you are all having lots of fun at home. Remember to keep emailing me to let me know how things are going. Keep your fabulous photos coming too; I really enjoy seeing all your wonderful work and the pictures of activities you are enjoying.

Here are the activities for Wednesday;

P.E. Don't forget to begin the day with lots of exercise with Joe Wicks! He'll help you feel fitter for the day ahead! By the way, adults must join in too!!!

Maths; L.O. To read the time to the nearest minute'.

8 questions;

  1. £5.63 - £2.28
  2. 1/4 of 36
  3. 1/2 of 44
  4. 567 + 30
  5. 782 + 109
  6. How many mm in 6cm?
  7. 2L 450ml - 1L 250ml
  8. 755 divided by 5

Problem;

If Charlie began making his clock at quarter past 11 and finished at half past 12, how long did it take him to complete it? Use your clocks to help you work it out.

Activity (practical);

Can you practise making 'past the hour' times and then 'to the hour' times on your clock. If you haven't made your clock you will need to do this today! Make sure you mark every single minute on your clock; so there should be 4 markers between each number as it takes 5 minutes for the minute hand to reach the next number.

Many children find 'time' very tricky so just keep practising every day; both reading the time and making the time on the clock.

Try these;

Make 5 past 2, 10 past 2, 20 past 2, quarter past 2.........

Now try 5 to 8, 10 to 8, 20 to 8..........

Notice how you count the minutes from the 12; ie minutes past the '12', minutes to the '12' on the clock.

Practise reading and making many different times.

Now try;

3 minutes past 4, 12 minutes past 4, 28 minutes past 4.....

2 minutes to 7, 17 minutes to 7, 23 minutes to 7.....

Keep practising making lots of times like these.

Can you also read the time when an adult makes the time for you?

French

Can you write 5 French sentences about some very strange, funny-coloured animals?

Here are the names of some of the animals we know;

Un cochon

Un tigre

Un chien

Un chat

Une tortue

Une souris

Here are some of the colours we know;

bleu

rose

rouge

jaune

marron

vert

Can you draw and colour in 6 very strange 'alien' animals? They will be a different colour to those you usually see!!

It may be a green dog, for example..................so you would write 'Un chien vert' and draw a green dog.

It may be a yellow tortoise, for example............so you would write 'Une tortue jaune' and draw a yellow tortoise.

Notice the adjective follows the noun!!

Try 6 of your own. Remember to draw and colour them in.

Literacy;

Do keep writing a few lines in your diary so you can always remember what you did at home during the COVID19 pandemic. Your diary could be famous one day!

Grammar;

A. Change the underlined verb to the past tense; 

  1. The Cooper family are jumping on the trampoline.
  2. Romeo writes his 8 questions on his blackboard.
  3. Elsa sings beautifully.
  4. Amelia and her brother keep fit with Joe Wicks.
  5. Poppy runs down the steep hill.
  6. Mia is making an assault course.

B. Which word is my preposition showing 'time', eg until, at, during....

  1. We went for a long walk after tea.
  2. I will have finished my jobs in 10 minutes.
  3. We waited for two hours in the queue.

C. Which are my prepositions to show 'where'?

  1. We ran up the steep hill.
  2. They walked across the bridge.
  3. The troll hid under the bridge.

D. Can you write the correct contraction? eg didn't, wouldn't......

Remember the apostophe replaces missing letters.

eg Are not........................ aren't

  1. We are.........................=
  2. She will........................=
  3. I am..............................=
  4. They are.......................=

History;

Please can you continue with your fabulous non-fictional writing on the Vikings. You'll need to ensure you have a heading to begin with and sub-headings of your choice below. Last week you were focusing on Viking life. Continue with the sub-headings of your choice, eg food, clothes, homes, ... etc. One sub-heading I'd like you to look at is 'Crime and Punishment'; what can you find out? Remember to work with an adult if you are using the internet. Do add pictures too!

BBC bitesize (KS2 History) have a wide range of interesting clips.

Purplemash provide some interesting facts too.

Twinkl also provide lots of information too; as I mentioned, they are offering free membership for a few weeks. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

See what you can find. Happy researching!!

Reading;

Today spend some quality 1 to 1 reading time with an adult and ask them to ask you lots of comprehension questions. Write a few lines about each book you read at home. It may be you want to tell me about the storyline or the characters for example. Tell me what you liked or didn't like about it.

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Have fun trying as many activities as you can. If you aren't able to manage them all please don't worry, just do what ever you can. Most of all have lots of fun and enjoy special times with your fabulous family.

Take care and see you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Lego challenge day 2

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Wow! I have been amazed at all of the pictures that I have had today! I had a go at making a rocket using a recycled bottle, cardboard box, tinfoil and used wrapping paper! Can you spot mine … Stay tuned for the challenge tomorrow! Keep the photos coming!

Miss H :)

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A few more photos! 31.3.20

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Can't resist putting some more photos on the blog for you; they really are fabulous! Keep them coming!

      

Emma and Archie have worked really hard on today's posters. Boris Johnson would be very impressed!

       

Mia has been working exceptionally hard too. Here is her 'Into the forest' letter to Little Red Riding Hood'! Well done Mia!

Alfie's sandwich- making! Note his lunch box too!! Well done Alfie!

Romeo using a blackboard in the sun to solve his maths calculations; great idea!

Here's Mia's clock! Keep using it to practise lots and lots!

Max's Lego masterpiece!

Tune in later for more photos and tomorrow's activities!

Thank you soooooooo much for all the hard work you're doing and all your emails and photos.

Mrs Matthews

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Keeping Safe Online - Information for Children

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If you have any worries whilst you are at home, you can email your teacher, or you can go to the following websites for help and support.

·        Childline - for support

·        UK Safer Internet Centre - to report anything you see online that makes you uncomfortable.

 

Remember, your teachers want to continue to help keep you safe online, even when you’re at home.

We hope you are finding doing your schoolwork at home enjoyable. Your teachers are still here for you during this unusual time to help keep you safe.  If you need to contact your teacher, you can comment on the blog or email them directly at the following email addresses:

 

·        reception@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk

·        class6@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Please make sure that you seek adult permission to email your teacher directly.

As you are working online a lot more, we would like to remind you of the acceptable use policy that you signed at the beginning of the year. This can be found at the link below:

https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/safeguarding-1/online-safety

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Tuesday 31.3.20

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Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all feeling fit and well and ready for another exciting day learning and having lots of fun!

Here are today's activities!

Music; (fun, practical activity)

I hear many of you had a great time making your clocks yesterday! Today would you like to make some simple percussion instruments so you can compose your own piece of music? You can use a variety of possible resources; sellotape, yoghurt pots, cardboard boxes, elastic bands, cardboard tubes (from kitchen roll or foil perhaps), pans, empty plastic bottles, dry pasta, rice for example. Can you compose a short piece of percussion music? How will you write your music?

P.S.H.E; ( health education poster- making)

Can you create a bright and colourful health education poster to remind everyone how to help themselves and others keep safe during the current corona virus epidemic? Remember to take care to make sure it's clear and eye catching. Take special care with spellings too!

Computing (linked to R.E.)- one paragraph only required.

Think of a leader that inspires you. It may be any leader at all; it may be the leader at a sports club you attend, it could be a political leader, the queen, a famous historical leader or perhaps our Headteacher. It may even be the leader at Cubs or Brownies. Using 'Word' please could you create a small piece of text (a paragraph is ample) to tell me who it is and why you are so impressed by them. What makes them a good leader? Again, you could insert a picture if you like and today do you think you could add a 'header' and a 'footer' to your page?

Maths;

Practise counting in 5's and reciting the 5x tables.

Practise telling the time today at frequent intervals. Keep practising making different times on your clock too; aim to work towards making times to the nearest 5 minutes if you can and later to the nearest minute.

In your pack you will find the activity below (section A or B page 102- 103). Select either A or B.

You will need to practise reading Roman numerals to 12 too!

OR

Literacy;

L.O. To write a list of simple instructions on how to make a healthy sandwich.

Did you enjoy making your healthy sandwich? If you haven't yet made it try and do that today as I'd really like you to then write a list of simple instructions using a heading, sub-headings, time related openers (first, next, finally) and 'bossy verbs' (eg put, spread, chop, grate....). I might even follow your instructions and make one myself!!

Here's an example;

How to make a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich

Ingredients

  1. 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  2. Butter
  3. .........
  4. .........
  5. ..........

Utensils

  1. Chopping board
  2. Butter knife
  3. ............
  4. ............

Method

  1. First collect all your ingredients and utensils.
  2. Next........
  3. Then.......
  4. After that.....
  5. Carefully......

Many apologies if there appears to be too many activities today; some of these need only be short. You may find your child can complete the music and PSHE totally independently too. Please don't feel under pressure, however, to complete all the activities in any one day if you/your child is struggling to do so. Select the activities you feel you are able to complete today and try the others another time. Perhaps begin with maths and literacy and share some special reading time together.

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Alfie did an amazing job yesterday along with Max! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Have a wonderful day together and have lots of fun!

Take care and keep very safe. Keep smiling too!

Mrs Matthews

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Day 1 Lego challenge!

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Thank you to those of you who have sent in photos of your challenge! Here are the rollercoasters, who wouldn't want to go on those?! Remember you don't have to use just Lego, it can be any construction material, I am using recycled materials to make my model tomorrow … 

Miss H :) 

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Hello from Mr Curly Wurly

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Woof Woof!

Hello to all the children and staff at Netherthong Primary School,

It's Mr Curly Wurly here and I want to say hello to you all.

Lots of things are different for me at the moment and I've heard it's different for you too so I hope you're all ok and staying safe. I miss you all and hopefully very soon I'll get to see you again. I'm very happy that we've got sausages and my toys at home to play with because we have to stay at home for a while. Sometimes I'm reading books too especially when there's a dog in the story. I'm getting very good at drawing and shapes.

I'm thinking about you all and your families.
I hope to see you soon and take care of yourselves.

Love and paws
Mr Curly Wurly

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Week 2! 30.3.20

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Good morning class 3!

I hope you all had a great weekend; relaxing and having lots of fun! Hope you have taken care of Mum or Dad or whoever has been really busy helping you with your school jobs; they are working really hard to help you so at the weekend you need to take very special care of them!!

Where has the warm sunshine gone? Never mind, let's have lot's of fun as we learn today!

P.E. Have fun beginning the day with Joe Wick's workout! I'll be joining in again so do please join me to get fit and stay healthy. See if you can persuade Mum or Dad to join in too! Alternatively, try an exercise in each room of the house; these could be 15 star jumps, 10 squats, 10 bench presses against the bath, walking up & down stairs 10 times, jogging on the spot for 1 minute etc. You could even create your own exercises in each room, write them down as a list and time others doing them all!!

Maths

8 questions

  1. 4L 400g - 2L 200g
  2. How many cm in 3m?
  3. What time is it now?
  4. £2.47 + £1.38
  5. 1/4 of 28
  6. 955 divided by 5
  7. 72 x 4  (remember to use columns to help)
  8. 840 divided by 10

Problem

Alfie made a fabulous sponge cake. He cut it into eighths. If Mum ate 1 piece, Alfie ate 2 pieces and Dad ate 2 pieces, how many pieces of cake would be left?

Practical activity

This week we are going to recap all our learning on reading the time. This always seems to be a tricky maths topic for many children so please keep practising.

Today I'd like you to make your own cardboard clock face. If you don't have any card an empty cereal box would be great! Be as accurate as you can and make sure you mark the numbers in the correct places and include markers for each minute in the hour. This will help you as we will be reading the time to the nearest minute. When adding the hands, use blue tac or a paper clip or split pin so that they can be moved to make lots of different times.

Now practise making different times on your clock; begin with o'clock, half past, quarter to and past and then move onto  5 past, 10 past, 20 past etc and also 5 to, 10 to etc.

I'd love to see your clocks; send photos if you like!

D.T.

Last week you reminded yourself of the healthy sandwich you planned to make. You also practised spreading, peeling, chopping, grating etc. Today, if possible, please could you make your own sandwich for lunch. If you don't have all the ingredients today you may need to do this activity later in the week after Mum's been shopping! If you have the ingredients you may just need to use the bread available; it's unlikely you have a fresh baguette in the bread tin!!

Remember to use your lunchbox to put your sandwich in when you've made it. Again, send me a photo if you can or stick one in your book. You could make a sandwich for your sister or brother too!

English

Let's focus on grammar today! Last week we concentrated on suffixes. Today we are focusing on prefixes. The prefix is added to the beginning of a root word to create another word, for example.... adding 'auto' to 'pilot' becomes 'autopilot', adding 'inter' to 'national' becomes 'international'.

Please can you complete the activity 'Nouns with prefixes' pg 27 in your grammar text book. Again, if you don't have this, please locate the photocopied sheet in your pack.

Reading;

Please keep reading 1 to 1 with an adult every day; this will not only improve your reading skills, but also your creative writing. Remember, authors pinch ideas from each other all the time! Whenever you read please ask whoever you are reading to to ask you lots of comprehension questions as you read.

If you have time you could complete a comprehension today. Choose one from your pack or try the one displayed (it's very much linked to a science activity we will be doing later in the week). If you are at the supermarket this week see if they have any bean seeds; they'll be very useful later!

Have fun and remember not to panic if the workload is getting too much. Select activities you are able to find time to do. Doing all the activities would be fabulous but please don't allow it to create stress at home. I'd really like you to enjoy learning and have fun.

Good luck with your tasks and please, please email me if you are having problems. I can help!

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Tune in tomorrow for more fun jobs!

Take care!

Mrs Matthews

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More fabulous photos! (week ending 27.3.20)

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Here we are......more of your amazing photos and  your hard work!

  

Alfie has been busy doing lots of work; here are examples of the science he has been enjoying!

Charlie's clever crystals!

      

Daisy's marvellous maths and colourful computing! Have you also noticed my alliteration?!!!

Austin's very creative den! Let's hope it's that sunny next week too!!

Oscar's fabulous 'Into the forest' story map! 

Amelia and her brother joining Joe Wicks for their morning workout! Did Mum and Dad join in Amelia?

Alfie has been enjoying creating his non-fictional text on Vikings. He's printed out a lovely selection of images to add to his text.

Thank you so much everyone for all your wonderful hard work and your fantastic photos. Please keep them coming!

Keep smiling!

Will be in touch tomorrow!

Mrs Matthews

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Photos week ending 27th March

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Joel working hard at home with his brother. A brilliant diary entry Joel too!

  

Josie working hard and reading in her brilliant reading den!

 

Sophie working hard on her grammar and having some well earned fun on the trampoline!

Romeo making another lunch box and creating his story map!

Matty's  wonderful story map and his grammar!

   Grace working hard with her Dad on her maths!

   

Here's Amelia ready to make her very tasty buns!! Lots of weighing skills involved too!

More photos to follow! Keep watching!!

Mrs Matthews

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Week 1 photos! 27.3.20

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Dear all!

Thank you so much everyone for all your amazing hard work this week. I have been overwhelmed with all your lovely messages and fabulous photos of yourselves and your wonderful work. I'm so proud of you all. Remember to say an enormous thank you to your Mum, Dad, Gran or Grandad or whoever has supported you with your work. They really do deserve a medal (so do you)!!!

I will upload some of your photos as soon as I am able; the system seems a little overloaded at the moment and won't allow it!! How frustrating!! I'll try again later!

Have a wonderful weekend; relax and enjoy just being together and have lots of fun!

Will tune in once again, bright and early Monday morning!!

Sending an air hug to you all!

Mrs Matthews

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Friday 27th March 2020

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Good morning all!

Hope you are all keeping fit and well and enjoying the wonderful sun!

A massive thank you to you all (adults and children) for all the exceptionally hard work you have been doing. I realize that trying to juggle tackling lots of school tasks, working from home yourself or even going into work at the same time as trying to enjoy quality family time must be very stressful. I'm trying to keep the activities as practical as possible, but I totally understand that for many of you there may be far too much work. Please don't feel stressed about this as I totally understand and am keen to be flexible and respond to your needs. If you are finding it difficult to cope with the work, perhaps each day select the tasks you think you and your child will be able to complete together and save the others for another time. Try and select a variety though so that you can cover each area of learning. It's a very stressful and strange time for everyone at the moment and I certainly don't want to add to your stress. Please don't hesitate to email me on class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk if you wish to discuss how things are going for you and your child.

Here are the suggested activities for today;

Maths:

Begin with 'timestables rockstars'- keep having a go as it will get easier. If you are struggling to access the site and are using the app, it is suggested that you delete the app and try again. Any problems, please let me know.

8 questions (5 minutes);

  1. 1/2 of 484
  2. 1/3 of 999
  3. 876 + 19
  4. 962 - 29
  5. 670 divided by 10
  6. 2/9 + 6/9
  7. What time is it now?
  8. What time will it be in 2 hours?

Problem;

If Amelia made 36 beautifully decorated buns and shared them out between 3 of her friends, how many would they each get? (Remember to decide if it's an addition, a subtraction, multiplication or division).

Activity;

Can you remember how we calculated perimeters? We added the total length of each of the sides of the shape. 

In your pack you will find the activity 'Measurement-Review 2' pg 101- please could you complete just questions 1-10

Alternatively, find 10 flat objects to measure the perimeter of!! You could choose eg a place mat, a coaster (square or rectangular for example, as we've not yet covered circumference)!! Carefully measure with your ruler in cm and mm.

Extension if needed; Please continue with further questions included on the sheet if you need to.

P.E. Now here's the fun part!!!!

Build an assault course in the garden or inside and time yourselves completing it!!

Alternatively, you could do a different exercise in each room and again time yourselves. Who completes the course the fastest?!!!

Examples;

  1. 10 x up and downstairs (don't fall)
  2. 20 star jumps in the kitchen
  3. 15 squats in the garden
  4. 10 'bench presses' against the bath!!
  5. 15 sit-ups in the lounge.

Literacy;

'Into the forest'- Role play

Listen to the story once again via YouTube (wish I could read it to you all again)! Now re-tell the story to another family member.  Would you like to try some role play? You'll need 2 people in your family to join in with you!! We love role play in year 3 don't we?! I certainly do!!!

Please could you re-enact the conversations the little boy has in the forest; ie with 'Jack', 'Goldilocks' and then 'Hansel and Gretel'. 

Have fun!! Are there any props you need? You may need a basket for example. A cow would be tricky, but see what you can do!!

Science;

L.O. To investigate the way water is transported within plants

Please can you begin by trying two simple games on Purplemash. The children have used Purplemash in class before and so should be used to the site. It really is very simple to navigate.

Please try the following 2 activities; locate via 'homepage' (top of 1st screen)-'science'-'plants'-'2DIY' then select.......

  1. 'Plants labelling'
  2. 'Transpiration'        NB The children could save their work or perhaps print it out if they like.

Can you predict what will happen if you put white cut carnations in COLOURED water? Write the learning objective and your prediction. If you are able to find some white carnations whilst out shopping for food you may wish to buy some to try the experiment! Alternatively, watch it on YouTube!

Draw and label the carnations in the coloured water if you were able to get some (no pressure at all).

Let's see what happens.

NB Next Friday I aim to suggest the children plant a sunflower seed so if you happen to see any in the supermarket whilst shopping for food, please pick some up. It's a shame you can't buy one at a time! If we were at school I would have supplied them (so frustrating)! Don't worry if you can't get hold of any- planting beans or other vegetables would be good too. Anything you could grow would be brilliant!

I hope that's not too many activities for today. Any feedback on the work set would be gratefully received!!

Please continue to send me photos of any work or activities that you do. Perhaps you may wish to photograph your role play, or your assault course. Please keep them coming; they're just great to see!

Here is something from Miss Hemingway ...

Miss you all!

Thank you once again everyone for all your amazing hard work!

Mrs Matthews

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26.3.20 Photo permission

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Good afternoon Year 3!

Thank you so very much for all the photos you have sent me; they are wonderful! They really keep me smiling! 

I'd love to add your photos to the blog at the end of each week. Please could you let me know via the class 3 email if you are happy for me to post the photos I've already been sent. If not, no problem at all, but please do let me know.

Please send any further photos via the class 3 email (class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk) and just let me know if I can post them.

Thanks so much

Mrs Matthews

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