Welcome to Year 3
13th July, 2020
Hope everyone has had a good week. Learning for week 14 is online now. Please send photos of your learning by Friday each week. Please e-mail me if you have any questions (see address below).
Being at home is the safest place for now but I’m sure things will get back to normal very soon. In the meantime, we want to ensure that we can help and support you the best we can by providing learning opportunities during the school closures. To offer support you can keep in touch with me with any home learning questions you may have by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be available during normal school hours (8:40-3:30) and will check this every working day to answer any learning related queries you may have. You will be able to send in pictures and learning that you have completed.
Don’t forget to keep on playing TT Rockstars. I have really enjoyed receiving all your learning photographs this week. You have all worked so hard. I have also been checking on our class leaderboard for TTRockstars and its been great to see how many coins you have earned. Don’t forget to keep on practising these times tables skills by playing TT Rockstars regularly.
Reading Challenge (UPDATE)
Well done all those children who entered. I have really enjoyed reading them.
Winner: Betsy (£5.00) Gift card Reading challenge
Runner up: Lincoln (Book)
There will be consolation prizes for all children who entered. Thank you!
Today we have launched Canon Popham’s Reading Challenge. Texts and activities have been specifically selected for each year group with the aim of developing a long lasting love of reading. Click on the link to find out more about the Year 3 Reading Challenge
Remember Challenge Ends on Monday 18th May !!!
Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website: www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
Parental control online
Also, sometimes setting parent controls on different platforms can be difficult and confusing and we need to keep our children safe while online. Below is a document that provides step by step guides to apply parent control settings on many different things from Netflix to a mobile phone. Please see the document below for help!
Join in with the ‘Great Yorkshire Creature Count’
Stay at home and join in the Great Yorkshire Creature Count!
We’re challenging folk in every corner of Yorkshire to record what they can see from their own doorsteps to help discover how many different wildlife species we can collectively record in Yorkshire, in 24 hours.
12:00pm – 12:00pm
Whole School Themed Learning Projects
As well as a daily maths, reading and writing activity, we will be uploading a whole school themed learning project every week for you to have fun completing. The learning projects will have a different whole school theme every week and will include many areas of the curriculum such as P.E., geography, history, music or art. As a school, we expect that at least 1 project activity be completed and evidenced by emailing a photo using the class email. I can’t wait to see all of the lovely activities that you complete. Click on the link to find out more about the Year 3 Learning Project for this week!
Please check out our Additional Home Learning Resources
for free PE resources and activities from our Sports Partnership Active Fusion.
Active Fusion are inviting pupils to take part in a football challenge
More information about the challenge can be found on our website: https://activefusion.org.uk/school-and-family-support/
Whole School assembly
Huw Thomas, the Director of Education for the Diocese of Sheffield has produced a cartoon assembly which can also be found in our Additional Home Learning Resources
It would be great to see some of your cartoons!
Maths with Parents
Are you an Easter Eggspert? Pupils and parents who have completed and left a comment or photo for every topic set this term will be our Easter Eggsperts. This will include all topics set between 1st January and 3rd April. Families need to try and complete these by 26th April. Pupils will get a certificate as well as an Easter Eggspert badge in their Mathscot’s trophy cabinet whenever they have completed all the topics. Good luck!
Congratulations to all our Year 3 winners in the Easter Eggspert Competition. Well done to you and your parents!
Lydia Lincoln Liam and Emily
Maths – a daily activity
These are maths objectives already learned. You should not need to print out the activities.
The practice sheets usually have a choice of ‘mild’ (easier) or ‘hot’ (harder)
There is an ‘if you are stuck’ sheet with an activity to help you understand.
TT ROCKSTARS – Your username and passwords have been emailed to you all this week. Please give it a try and let me know what you think of this times tables support. Thank you to the year 3 pupils who have already emailed to say they really like it!
Remember to login to TTRockstars !! play.ttrockstars.com/auth
Week 7 (Begins 18th May)
Week 6 (Begins 11th May)
Week 5 (Begins 4th May)
Week 4 (Begin 27th April)
English – a daily activity
Week 14 (begins 13th July)
Week 13 (begins 6th July)
Week 12 (begins 29th June)
Week 11 (begins June 22nd)
Week 10 (begins June 15th)
Week 9 (begins June 8th)
Week 8 (Begins June 1st)
Week 7 (begins 18th May)
Week 6 (begins 11th May)
Week 4 (begin Mon 27th April))
Reading – a daily activity
Reading is a fun activity! Please continue to read each day and don’t forget to ask your adult to record what you read in your home reading record. We will continue to award golden tickets to those children who have read 20 times each month. There are some good reading links on the Reading Challenge page.
Spelling– a daily activity
The Spelling Frame website has lots of fun games to support your learning of the Year 3 spelling rules.
Click on the link and Year 3 spellings then spelling rule 12
Keep up your cursive handwriting skills- a reminder can be found here
Week 10 Practise joining sentences with conjunctions : despite, however, meanwhile, although
English (week 1) Some of the texts are differentiated and include answers. (Parents should ensure children have a go before checking the answers together)
Week 1 Begin 23-03-20
Day 1 Reading 1
Day 2 Reading 2
Day 3 Reading 3
Day 4 Reading 4
Day 5 Reading 5
Week 2 English Begins (30-03-20)
Writing Ideas for Writing
Reading Icarus story
Maths (Note to parents- This learning has been covered earlier in the year. Some children may need a few reminders)
Day 1 Maths 1
Day 2 Maths 2
Day 3 Maths 3
Day 4 maths 4
Day 5 maths 5
Week 2 Maths( Begin 30-03-20)
These activities are connected to our science unit Light and shadows. Fun with shadows
Why not create a fact file or powerpoint of your own using these ideas Animal Fact File PowerPoint
We continue to have a huge push on children knowing their times tables and your help in learning these will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2. We ask that you encourage your child to use Reflex Maths to develop their skills.
We are also doing Maths with Parents which is a fun activity to try with your child. (Please try to keep this going- a new unit starts on Monday 20th April)
If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to www.mathswithparents.com and add your child’s class code to register. More information is on the Maths with Parents page. Year 3’s code is 943160.
Please read some of the feedback from parents and pupils – Maths with Parents Feedback Year 3
Please also see our curriculum page for additional information.
In the event that your child wants to do more, there is an Additional Home Learning Resources page with other activities. Not all will be suitable for Year 3. Please note that this is only if pupils want more to do.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Dickman and Mrs Stewardson.