A message to Class 3

I just wanted to say a humongous thankyou to you all for being such a wonderful class this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed having the honour of teaching you, going on some fantastic trips with you, and having a lot of giggles along the way!

It is a shame we could not have had longer together, but you have all been so resilient throughout these strange times, of which I am so proud of you for. You make me smile on a daily basis when I hear about all of the lovely things you have been up to at home.

Have a wonderful summer in the sunshine, and I look forward to seeing you in September!

Miss Howell 🙂

A message from Spud: “Have fun in the sun but don’t forget to wear a hat…woof!”

spudhat

Class 3 home learning 16.07.20

Hello Class 3! I hope you are all doing well! I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of the school year!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to:

Summer has been enjoying practising her advertising skills – creating an advert for a very cool-sounding Harry Potter shop!

summerharrypadvert

She also compared the Mayas and the Egyptians and typed up her thoughts! Well done!

summermayaegypt

Literacy: Advertisements:

This task can be split over the next two days/ depending on when your transition day is, I would like you to plan then write an advertisement to persuade people to live in the Maya civilisation! Use your past research on the Mayas from your topic work to help you with this!

Year 3: Plan and include: Bossy (imperative) verbs, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions. Look at the year 4 set vocabulary for a challenge!

Year 4: Use Bossy (imperative) verbs, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, sentence openers such as 2A opener -ing clause or using a subordinate conjunction to start a sentence.

Maths: Well done to the following pupils who have achieved certificates for all their hard work on Mathletics this week!

oliviabronze3 jasperbronze2

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Statistics- bar charts

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Coordinates in the first quadrant.

Afternoon activity: D&T:

For this afternoon’s activity, I would like you to design/make up a healthy meal, then write up the recipe for it, including the list of ingredients/tools needed, then the instructions to be able to make it. If you have the ingredients on the day you could then make the healthy meal for yourself/ your family, or plan to make it another time! I would love to find out about/see your healthy creations!

Daily suggested exercise activities:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a lovely Thursday! Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 15.07.20

Good morning Class 3 and happy Wednesday!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to:

Flora has invented her very own Sweetanator- then used imperative verbs to advertise buying them! Wow! I think I would like one!

florainvert

Zak has created this wonderful poster persuading the reader to shop local, from our Geography lesson based on ‘Where does our food come from’!

zaklocal

Literacy: Adverts.

Today you are going to practise using parenthesis – remind yourself what parenthesis is here: https://www.thepunctuationguide.com/parentheses.html

Then watch this fun video! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-english-commas-brackets-dashes-with-ben-shires/zh32cqt

Today I would like you to edit/rewrite your advert from yesterday, but this time adding parenthesis to add extra information to the reader.

Year 3’s can you focus on the use of brackets?

Year 4’s can you try and use a variety of brackets, dashes and commas?

Maths: Congratulations to the following pupils who have achieved certificates so far this week!

zakbronze2summerbronze2

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Statistics- pictograms.

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Describing position.

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

Afternoon activity: Science- forces and magnets:

This afternoon you are going to be learning about magnets! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zpvcrdm Read this then take the quiz! If you have any magnets around the house- have a look at them and practise using them – which materials do magnets attract to? Watch this video – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zk9rkqt you then might want to find objects around the house that you believe will be magnetic, or non-magnetic, and test them out!

Daily suggested exercise activities:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a lovely day! Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 14.07.20

Good morning Class 3 – I hope you had a good day yesterday!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

Jasper has been busy typing up a super advert for people to be persuaded to support Arsenal!

jasperadvert

Zak is persuading people to try football! I think there is a theme going on! 🙂

zakadvert

Literacy: Advertisements:

Today you are going to practise using imperative verbs (or bossy verbs) to help persuade!

Read through this information on imperative verbs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z8strwx

Can you use sentences starting with imperative verbs to persuade the reader to buy any one of these interesting products such as an egg cuber or a chopping board bird feeder? Or you may want to find an interesting invention to advertise yourself!

eggcuber birdfeeder

Maths: Please check mathletics for some activities set based on addition and subtraction/measures for Year 3 and multiplying and dividing for Year 4!

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Add and subtract capacity.

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Line symmetry: Complete shape.

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

Afternoon activity: Geography- Where does our food come from?

For this afternoon’s activity, I would like you to write a persuasive text, with the purpose of persuading someone to shop locally for their food as best they can. Use your previous research of the advantages and disadvantages of getting food locally, to help you write your persuasive text! You may want to present this in the form of a poster- with carefully selected headings/sub-headings/pictures to catch the reader’s eye and persuade them more!

Daily suggested exercise activities:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a great Tuesday! Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 13.07.20

Good morning Class 3! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend in the sunny weather we’ve had!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to:

Summer had fun practising her measuring skills, and created her Maya-style mural using Lego which is so creative!

summermeasure summerlego

Alice made a poster with her sister about all of the fascinating rocks she has found during her time at home – she has researched the properties of each type of rock she has found!

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Olivia has written a magnificent explanation text about the possible reasons the Maya civilisation disappeared!

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Today’s learning: Literacy – Advertisements:

This week you are going to work towards writing an advert, persuading the reader to live in the Maya civilisation!

For today’s task, I would like you to research what advertisements are and how they use ‘persuasive language’ to persuade the reader to buy a product/service.

I would then like you to have a go at using persuasive language yourselves, advertising something you know a lot about – e.g. your favourite game/toy.

Maths: This weeks’ mathletics work is based on written methods of addition and subtraction including measures for year 3 and for year 4 it is based on multiplying and dividing.

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Comparing capacity

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Symmetry

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

Afternoon activity: History: The Maya Civilisation

For this afternoon’s activity, you are tasked to do a comparison of the Ancient Egyptians, and the Maya civilisation. As you have been learning about the Maya, I’m sure you will have noticed some similarities in some of the things the Egyptians did from our lessons in class, to what the Maya did also. You may want to split your page into two sides to write down the differences, and then also write a separate list of the similarities – it is up to you how you present your work – but make sure you have clearly noted down similarities and differences between the two civilisations. Here are some websites that I think will help you:

http://www.life-cycles-destiny.com/pg/ancient-maya-egypt-civilization.htm

https://classroom.synonym.com/ancient-egyptian-vs-mayan-culture-21883.html

https://www.essaybot.com/sample/essays/detail?id=259365

Suggested daily exercise activities:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a great day! Miss Howell 🙂

 

Class 3 home learning 09.07.20

Good morning Class 3 and happy Friday!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to:

Here is some brilliant vocabulary used by Summer for her descriptive writing!

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Literacy: Write/edit

Today you need to write up your explanation text, explaining reasons as to why the Maya’s were a civilisation lost in time! Follow your plan from yesterday to make sure you are using the vocabulary I challenged you to use. Once you have finished writing, choose a different coloured pen/pencil to edit your writing- amend any capital letters, full stops and commas etc that you have missed, choose some spellings that you aren’t sure are correct, and correct them by either checking a dictionary or researching online. Then challenge yourself to add/improve a sentence of your choosing, using ambitious vocabulary!

I would really enjoy reading your finished explanation texts – please send them in if you’d like on class.threeteacher@taw.org.uk

Maths: Here are some more certificates for brilliant efforts in Mathletics! Well done Class 3!

summerbronze islabronze alicebronze

BBC Bitesize year 3: Challenge of the week.

BBC Bitesize year 4: Challenge of the week.

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

Afternoon activity: ICT: Simulations and graphs:

For this afternoon’s activity, you will need to set up an investigation within your household – e.g. what family members favourite colours are, or their favourite animal etc- then go on purple mash to create a graph to present your findings – it will be set as a to-do for you to edit and complete – remember to save it into your work folder, as you will be using the graph again next week!

Daily suggested activities: 

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend! Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 09.07.20

Good morning Class 3! I hope you are all doing well!

Let’s have a look at the fantastic work that you’ve been doing:

Here is Olivia’s descriptive writing based on this beautiful photo that she has:

oliviadescription oliviascene

Here is Zak’s descriptive writing with some added illustrations of the scene, as well as his research and presentation about food laws!

zakdescription zakfoodlaw

Flora has typed up her descriptive writing from a scene in a favourite book of hers!

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Here is Jasper’s typed up description on this lovely picture that he’s found!

jasperdescription

Literacy: Explanations

Today you are tasked to plan your explanation text, explaining different reasons as to why the ancient Mayas disappeared in time.

A recommended structure for your planning notes would be:

  • Introduction
  • Reason 1
  • Reason 2
  • Reason 3 (Dependent on how many reasons you have researched and found out)
  • Conclusion – offering your opinion of which reason you agree with the most and why.

Year 3: Plan to use coordinate and subordinate conjunctions, adjectives within expanded noun phrases, similes and alliterations. Look at the year 4 targets for an extra challenge!

Year 4: As an addition to the year 3 planning targets, add in parenthesis and a variety of sentence openers (2A/-ing clause).

Maths: Well done to these pupils who have achieved their bronze certificates this week! Keep up the good work on Mathletics Class 3!

jasperbronzezakbronze oliviabronze2 marthabronze

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Measure capacity in ml and l.

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Classifying triangles.

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

Afternoon activity: Art/D&T

For this afternoon’s activity, I would like you to firstly have a look at and do some research about the murals the Mayas used to do. Then I would like you to look into what ‘murals’ are and why they are made. Finally, you can make your own mural perhaps on some large paper, inspired by the style of the Maya’s ones, but ensuring it is about you and reflects yourself/your personality! Here is a link about the Maya’s murals:

https://www.livescience.com/7958-maya-murals-give-rare-view-everyday-life.html

Suggested daily exercise activities:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a great day! If you would like to share some of your super work then please send it in to class.threeteacher@taw.org.uk

Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 08.07.20

Good morning Class 3! I hope you are all doing well! Thankyou for sending in your lovely work – I enjoy seeing what you’ve been up to and how you’ve been tackling your daily activities!

Summer has typed up her fantastic writing about the Mayas, highlighting the conjunctions that she has used – well done!

summermaya

Zak has also been doing some brilliant writing about the Mayas, as well as challenging himself to try year 4 maths this week – wow!

zakmaya2 zakmaya1 zakangles

Literacy: Explanation:

Today you are going to practise using similes and alliterations to describe a scene of your choice! You may want to just look out of your window and describe what you see, or use a picture from a book that you like!

Here is a picture I am going to use to describe with similes and alliterations:

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Using a simile (remember- ‘like a’ or ‘as a’ to compare something): Soft hues of auburn, gold and emerald shimmer across the lake like a polished mirror.

Using an alliteration (more than one word starting with the same letter): Fresh, forest floors press against the glowing green strands of grass that shiver in the breeze of the lake.

I would love to see the scene that you choose to describe, and the vocabulary that you use to describe it!

Maths: Congratulations to these pupils who have achieved their bronze certificates so far this week! Please continue to use mathletics, gain points and I will share your certificates!

ethanbronze2 gabbronze

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Add/subtract masses.

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Classifying triangles.

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

Afternoon activity: Science: Forces and magnets:

This afternoon you are going to be learning about friction! Find out about friction https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs and complete the activities! Then try out this friction activity – changing the surface to see if the car can get to the finish line! https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/friction.html

Suggested daily exercise activities: 

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a great day! Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 07.07.20

Good morning Class 3! I hope you are all doing well and that you had a good day yesterday 🙂 Please see below for today’s suggested activities:

Literacy: Explanations:

Can you practise writing sentences to describe the Mayas using expanded noun phrases – with adjectives to modify the noun.

Year 3: Use 2 adjectives before the noun, with a comma between them. Try the year 4 work as an additional challenge!

Year 4: Use variations of similes, alliterations and adjectives to describe the noun. For a challenge, use exciting sentence openers such as a 2A opener (2 adjectives with a FANBOY in between) or a -ing clause (Ing word then adverb- ly word).

Maths: Please continue to use mathletics – I look forward to seeing who achieves some certificates this week! This weeks activities are based on addition and subtraction.

Year 3 BBC Bitesize: Comparing Mass.

Year 4 BBC Bitesize: Angles, comparing and ordering.

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

Afternoon activity: Geography – where does our food come from?

For this afternoon’s activity, I would like you to research and explain what ‘food regulations’ or ‘general food law’ are and why they are important. You may then also want to look into why food regulations may change/have changed due to Brexit (Britain’s exit from the European Union). You may find some rather bizarre food laws that we had to abide by when you do some research- that you may not have been aware of! Have fun!

Suggested daily exercise activities:

Please see below for ideas for different exercise activities that you can use daily:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a lovely day  – Miss Howell 🙂

Class 3 home learning 06.07.20

Good morning Class 3!  I hope you have had a lovely weekend!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to:

Here is Olivia’s newspaper report – she has clearly worked so hard on this and should be very proud – such a good and entertaining read!

oliviareport

Here is Zak’s plan and report – his handwriting is looking fantastic!

zakplanzakreport

Here is Summer’s report about a very big adventure she had recently! Great use of the 5 w’s and you have set it out just like a newspaper- well done!

summerreport

Thankyou so much for sending in your writing from last week- I can’t wait to read more of your writing this week!

Literacy: Explanation texts: 

This week the purpose of our writing is to explain how things work/why things happen etc. We will be using subordinate conjunctions to help us with this – remember I SAW A WABUB.

wabub

Today you will be writing to explain why the Maya civilisation were an important part of history- use your research from previous week’s work for history to help you with this.

Year 3: Use a variety of subordinate conjunctions to explain in your writing today – remember to place a comma before the conjunction when using it in your sentence e.g. The Maya civilisation played an important role in time, as they created one of the most accurate calendars in human history. Underline your conjunctions used in a colour to identify them! Try the year 4 task for a challenge.

Year 4: Use a variety of subordinate conjunctions to join two clauses or start the sentence, using a comma to identify the subordinate clause e.g. Because the Maya were very good at Mathematics, they made one of the most historically accurate calendars known in human history. Use parenthesis to add extra information and further up-level your sentences.

Maths: I have set some new tasks on Mathletics – this week’s topic is addition and subtraction – let me know how you get on with it!

BBC Bitesize Year 3: Measure mass in grams and kilograms

BBC Bitesize Year 4: Identifying angles

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

Afternoon activity: History- The Maya civilisation:

For this afternoon’s activity, you are going to do some internet research to find out possible reasons as to why the Mayas are a civilisation ‘lost’ in time, what happened to them? Note down your findings and then write a paragraph explaining which reason you believe is the real reason the Mayas disappeared, justifying your answer with what you have learnt during your work on this topic. Here are some websites that may help you: https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-americas/maya

https://www.history.com/news/why-did-the-maya-abandon-their-cities

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-important-events/happened-maya-0013458

Suggested daily exercise activities:

P.E with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Dance with Oti: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Cosmic kids yoga (themed yoga/guided meditation): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Have a great Monday! Miss Howell 🙂