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Learning Update 8th May 2020
VE Day celebrations
Mrs White and I have created a learning grid of activities which you could complete to help you learn more about why we celebrate VE day . We hope you enjoy completing these activities and can't wait to see photo's of your work. Please email or blog them to me.
VE Day or 'Victory In Europe Day' marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end. This year marks seventy five years since the end of World War Two.
Learning Update 30th April 2020
White Rose maths are now working alongside BBC Bitesize to support maths learning at home and have created a range of worksheets for pupils to practise what is being taught on the BBC Bitesize video each day. Please find below the timetable for the next few weeks as well as the worksheet to match the maths videos.
For those of you who have already being working through the White Rose Maths home learning activities you will find these new lessons move away from learning about Fractions. Please don't worry. BBC bitesize and White Rose will be exploring The topic of Fractions again in a few weeks time. Any problems then please email or blog me and I will try to help.
Also as you will be aware it is Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday today and he has raised nearly 30 million pounds for NHS charities. He has also had a hit single, reaching number 1 with You'll Never Walk Alone, achieving a new world record for the oldest person to have done this.
Well done Wagtails for all your hard work over the last 4 weeks. You have really embraced learning from home and Mrs Bunker and I are really proud of you. The beginning of this term will continue with you learning at home and to help you do this I have suggested activities for you to complete if you can.
As always Wagtails I have placed lots more learning opportunities on this page than I expect you to do.
Please don't feel you have to do them all!
Have fun with them and choose which ones interest you but please just make sure you cover each subject and remember to keep sharing your learning and work with us.
A new website has been launched to help support you in your learning at home and they will have lots of videos and activities to help you.
Please have a look!
This is the overview for learning this week.
These daily session will explore the text 'El Dorado' and is a project for you to really get your teeth into, culminating in a swash-buckling pirate, treasure-hunting adventure, that can be simply written and videoed at home.
This project is designed to run over several weeks and the theme this week is to design your own character.
Below you can find the topic overview as well as a copy of the text to download. Don't forget that BBC Bitesize and Espresso have lots of learning clips to help you.
In Maths for the next few weeks I would like you to explore fractions using the White Rose Home learning web page. On this web page you will find videos and activities to support your learning.
Please could you start your learning by clicking on the Week 1 tab (not the Summer Week 1 tab) and work through each small step.
Also please have Have a look at Gooseberry Planet, a great new program to help you.
As we are spending more time now on the internet it is important we know how to stay safe. At Livingstone Mrs Savage has bought us the Gooseberry Planet school programme. Gooseberry school supports learning about online safety by joining students, parents and teachers together.
You will be playing as a character called Taff, who faces real life scenarios that you might expect to come across online. There will be problem solving activities and the games include different levels and scenarios.
Your parents can follow your progress and see how you are getting on.
I have entered your details on to Gooseberry Planet and have emailed you your username and password through Purple Mash. (Log on to Purple Mash and on the home screen click on computing, then click on 2Email and look in your inbox)
Remember to keep your username and password just for you but if you have any problems please let me know either via email on Purple Mash or by blog.
I hope you enjoy using Gooseberry Planet, I've had a look and it looks like lots of fun and a few Wagtails have already emailed to say that they think it is very good!
Mrs Bunker and I hope you all have had a lovely Easter and have not eaten to much chocolate. We are missing your smiling faces and can't wait to see you back in class.
The Summer term is fast approaching and we have been looking at lots of new learning activities for you to complete.
Everybody in Wagtails has made so much progress with their reading this year and we would like you to continue to do so. Please keep reading. Remember you can blog or email me a few sentences about the books you are reading or sharing with your families.
Also I have found this website to help you.
Please have a look!
Want to read and keep up with your Accelerated Reader progress? Oxford Owls have some free e-books which can be read online and may have a link to an AR quiz (check first)! Got to: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/oxford-owl-ebook-collection.
Good News !
I have been waiting for permission to finish reading our class book ' The Explorer' to you and next week I will be uploading the rest of the story (hopefully) chapter by chapter on to Purple Mash so keep looking at the 2 do's.
Also to finish off last terms Rainforest Topic we were going to look at the story 'The Lorax' by Dr Seuss. Mrs White and I have created a Learning project for you to complete.
Again please remember Mrs Bunker and I would really like to see the work you complete so please keep uploading photos on either the class blog or email them using Purple Mash.
Here is some guidance in creating a leaflet or report
What is a biography?
A biography is an account of someone’s life written by someone else.
We are going to become researchers and find out who Dr. Seuss was and then write a biography in the form of a non-chronological report or leaflet that tells the reader all about his life.
So first we need to find out who Dr Seuss was?
Go to https://www.seussville.com/explore/ and click on Dr. Seuss. Here you will find lots of information about his life and his family and the books that he wrote.
It might be helpful to find out about his life, who he was as an author and the books that he wrote in order to start planning what you could include in your biography. You can now start your report or leaflet.
You need to use the features of a non-chronological report so you need a topic title.
Then write an introductory paragraph that gives an account of who Dr Seuss was, what he is known and remembered for and general information about his life such as when and where he was born.
Important features to use
Now when you write your non-chronological report or leaflet you need to:
Organise the information in paragraphs
Use a sub heading at the beginning of each section
Use factual language
Use the present tense
Write in the third person – e.g. he, she, they
Make it formal
Now as part of your research you need to find out more about the books that Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and his amazing work. You can do this by going to:
Here you will find a huge amount including activities and games you can enjoy!
So now you can write the next two paragraphs in your report which are:
Dr Seuss and his Books
After this you are ready to focus on the important awards and prizes he won in recognition of his work. You might want to go back to https://www.seussville.com/explore/ to help you write this section.
Finally you can bring your report or leaflet to a close by including a section about
Any other interesting facts and information
Then finally a summary that basically sums up all the information briefly and concludes your report.
Good luck with your biography leaflet/report.
I hope you enjoy learning all about Theodor Seuss Geisel and his amazing life and work.
Please remember you can share your work on Purple Mash.
Mrs Bavington and Mrs Bunker would just like to say we are missing you all but thank you to everyone who has already blogged, completed work and sent emails. It has been great hearing from you and please keep it up.
Please continue to stay in touch it is really nice to hear from you. We are setting slightly less activities as it would be the Easter holidays. Please try and do a little bit each day, we will be updating this fortnightly.
Seeing as Easter is fast approaching and today would have been the end of the spring term we thought we would put some fun Easter activities on the website for you to complete.
We know that learning at home is different but keep up the hard work and remember Mrs Bavington and Mrs Bunker are really proud of you and we only want you to complete what you can.
If you do have the opportunity to complete some of these Easter activities it would be lovely to see photo's of completed work. The photo's can be uploaded to our purple mash blog.
Literacy Update : https://www.youtube.com/litfilmfest
If you can it would be lovely to join in with these activities each day.
10:30am Tomorrow 22nd: Write a spooky story!
10:30am Wednesday 23rd: Write adventure stories with Peter Bunzl
10:30am Thursday 24th: Writing underwater!?
10:30am Friday 25th: Write a calming meditation
Finally, we'd love to see some pictures like those above - of your class or children taking part, so we can all watch together! Tweet us @litfilmfest or email email@example.com text...
Home learning for Pupils in Wagtails' Class during the period of school closure.
Children in Wagtails Class will have access to a variety of websites in order to continue their learning.
On the inside cover of their reading records you will find login details for a variety of the learning platforms we already use.
They can also keep in contact with their class teachers
via the class blog on Purple Mash (Go to Sharing, Shared Blogs, Wagtail's Blog)
Online class activities and class blog via Purple Mash :https://www.purplemash.com/login/. (Children have their individual logins in their reading record books)
Want to read and keep up with your Accelerated Reader progress? Oxford Owls have some free e-books which can be read online and may have a link to an AR quiz (check first)! Got to: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/oxford-owl-ebook-collection
Maths activities and support via My Maths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/ School username: Livingstone1 Password: angles156
Online curriculum activities and latest news for children via espresso: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/ Username: Student4293 Password: Livingstone
White Rose, the maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly. It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.
Here is the link:
Online maths tutorials and activities via White Rose Maths : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Online exercises to keep children active with Joe Wickes starting on Monday 23rd at 9:am: youtube.com/thebodycoach1
Further support for English, Maths and Science can be found on BBC Bitesize select the following: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
In Maths, we are working on multiplying and dividing a 2 digit number with a one digit number using exchange.
In Literacy, please use the grammar games suitable for year 3 on Purple Mash and keep reading of course!
In Science, we are investing Plants.
In IT, we are working on programming and appropriate work will be set in Purple Mash on their 2Do section.
In Topic, we are looking at 'The Rainforest. Why not have a go at producing a mini topic on the rainforests around the world for example features, location - which continent and country they are found in, what plants grow their and why etc...
In Spanish, children can continue their learning using Espresso Discovery (see link and password above). Please go to KS2 - Languages. There are three Spanish units they can enjoy.
White Rose, the maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly.It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.
Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Another webpage which is giving daily lessons for free can be found at: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
The above link has some lovely you tube clips for maths learning.
Reading links -
Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books. His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!
The reading Realm - Journeys into a world where stories come alive
The following link: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books. All for free!
To use the above web link you well need to create a Twinkl account. Link to do so is below.
children’s wellbeing is considered a great importance and we would like to help you support your child with this during any period of isolation. The following are links to support your child’s wellbeing and mental and physical health. Keeping active, getting outside (this can just be in the garden), being creative (e,g. baking, art), mindfulness time (e.g. mindful colouring, yoga, meditation), can all help support your child and yourselves.
Supermovers have numerous videos that will get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum so will keep the children active whilst still learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Childline Tool Box has a calm zone where you can access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope and expressing emotion https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/?fbclid=IwAR2UDQqDr54URa1T6_pXFAJTxI3PpVt6dkR1dDHiyN4IrWpuocfTuRpUPQ8
Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/
Imoves have ‘Active blasts’ including workouts, yoga and pilates- https://im
Action For Happiness produce monthly calendars to support oves.com/the-imovement
The Muddy Puddle Teacher is offering a 30 day free trial. This includes activities for the outdoors, yoga and meditation. https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/mindfulness https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars
Blissful Kids share mindful game ideas https://blissfulkids.com/mindful-games-mindfulness-for-kids-and-teens/?fbclid=IwAR0QjYSYGUBrOUEa-aMGKycMpBLfOkIpHEO7GumcIGZJlDzYrQ2co3y9eDI
Babbledabbledo share creative activity ideashttps://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/
Joe Wicks Kids Workouts e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
Cosmic Kids Yoga- e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I
Jumpstart Jonny Workouts e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfbTvJMcRow
Guided Meditation For Kids e.g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU
The mental health charity Mind.org offer advice and support on mental health and wellbeing. You can access support specifically relating to the corona virus for both children and adults here. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/?fbclid=IwAR3tgvHybSo2cIYe-uOq2iKh0XFXpT12Q-TFP4IxadPa0TZw9UY9rEjf5Jo If you are concerned about your child you can also find contact information here.
This term we will be learning all about rainforests.
This term, year 3 will be starting their new topic 'Rainforests'.
During this topic, the children will learn about where rainforests are located around the world and their climate. They will explore the different layers of the rainforest and learn about the amazing plants, animals and people that live there. As the topic develops they will go on to investigate the threats posed to our rainforests and how we can protect them. They will use a range of resources to assist them from non-fiction texts, photographs, the internet and video and film clips.
They will make cross curricular links and explore the work of the artist Henri Rousseau who painted different aspects of the rainforest, despite never having ever been there! In design and technology they will design and make a poison dart frog beanbag. They will link our rainforest topic with food technology and create tropical fruit recipes and dishes and perform jungle dance routines and sequences in P.E.
In English this term, the children will be studying the wonderful book, 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. This text links with our rainforest topic as it is about four children who are on board a plane that crashes in The Amazon rainforest. In this story they must figure out the basics of survival and decide whether to wait to be rescued or find a way to rescue themselves.
After listening to and reading excerpts from the story they will examine the features of this genre and plan, draft, write and edit their own newspaper reports, diary accounts and adventure story.
In year 3, the children will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of place value and number and also learn about multiplication and division.
They will use a range of representations and resources to help develop their knowledge and understanding around these concepts. They will start by linking repeated addition to multiplication and then progress onto looking at arrays and use numicon to explore how they can use these to show the same calculation in different ways. They will compare number sentences and use base 10 and place value counters to help them learn how to multiply single digit numbers and two digit numbers by one digit numbers. They will learn how to multiply using the grid method. They will then move on to explore the link between multiplication and division and learn how to divide two digit numbers by a single digit using their knowledge and understanding of multiplication to help.
Children in year 3 take part in the times tables challenge and start aiming for their bronze, silver, gold or platinum award. This can be achieved by correctly answering multiplication and division questions linking to the 2s, 5s and 10 times tables, the 3's and 4's times tables and finally the 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's times tables.
They use Times Tables Rock Stars to help them become quicker and more confident with multiplication and division.
We also use Mymaths to help improve mathematical knowledge and understanding and develop skills.
This term, we are learning about 'Roots and Shoots'. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively through various investigations and conduct different experiments to explore what plants need in order to grow and stay healthy.
They will start by identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants and explore the requirements of plants for life and growth. They will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
The BIG Birdwatch
This year we will take part again in the BIG garden Birdwatch which takes place between the 25th - 27th January.
P.E. is on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday Mr Knight and Mr Sinclair will teach the children games and on a Thursday the children will be creating a rainforest dance or learning basket ball skills.
It is a good idea to keep your kit at school.
Don't forget the weather is going to get colder so please make sure you have the appropriate clothing.
If your child consistently remembers their PE kit they will be entered into a prize draw so make sure that you don't miss out.
Year 3 Homework
Homework in year 3 goes home on a Friday and the children need to have completed it by the following Thursday.
The children have an English and Maths study book and homework from these will be set alternately.
In addition, the children will also bring home their spellings.The spelling sheet stays at home and extra copies are available if needed. Children should read regularly, at least 3-4 times per week and reading records need to be signed.
To help with the 'Times table Challenge', click on the link below to take your child to the Times Tables Rock Stars log in, 'My Maths' or Top Marks website.
Here your child can practise their times tables.
Remember there are bronze, silver and gold badges to be won.
In Year 3, we are focusing on reading so please encourage your child to read, read and read some more!
Each time they read their dairies must be signed so they can receive their stamp. Stamps mean prizes. Last year, some children achieved their platinum award and they were given a book of their choice!
Make sure you learn your spellings.
There are extra sheets available to help.
Autumn Term 2019
Welcome back to school Wagtails. I hope you have all had an exciting summer break from school, and that you are all ready and eager to learn.
This Autumn term, year 3 will be starting their new topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age'.
During this topic, the children will learn about what life was like during the Stone Age. We will explore how far back in History we have to travel. We will learn about their hunter gatherer lifestyle and how they adapted and evolved over time to become farmers. We will learn about the tools and weapons that they made for hunting and also for protection.
In English this term we will be exploring the Author 'Michael Foreman'
As well as
Also the children will be exploring the book 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams as their whole class reading text.
Within maths, we will continue to explore number and place value as well as the four main operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In the classroom, the children are using a range of manipulatives and they are learning a variety of methods that they can use to help them calculate and answer questions independently.
This term in Science, the children will be exploring 'Health Lifestyles' as well as 'Keeping Fit and Active'.
Please remember your P.E clothes!
Wagtails Class have P.E on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. It is a good idea to have your kit in school every day. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and clothing, especially as the weather can be cold and the grass may be damp.
Year 3 Homework
The main homework in year 3 is reading, reading, reading! Please support your child by hearing them read five times a week. The children take part in a whole school reading challenge. Please ensure you are signing their diaries.
Your child will be bringing home weekly spellings. They are given out on a Friday and tested on a Thursday.
Each week the children will bring home either maths or English Homework books. They only need to complete one page and the books need to be handed back in every Thursday.
Throughout KS2 the children have the opportunity to participate in a times tables challenge. Badges are awarded for bronze, silver and gold. Once completed the child are awarded a badge and their names displayed on the noticeboard in Elizabeth building. Please practise times tables at home.
If you have any concerns about homework please come and speak to one of us.
Year 3 Curriculum Overview
Year 3 Wagtails