Sycamore Class is our Year 3 class, for children aged between 7 and 8.
Hello Sycamore Class - I am your teacher, Mrs Cresswell. I will be setting your work online through Class Dojo each week, and I really enjoy seeing what you are learning at home.
Mrs Dunford and Mrs Ptaszek are supporting our learning as the class Teaching Assistants.
This week's home learning tasks will be available to download below, and through the Class Dojo site. You need to send pictures of your work back to me through Class Dojo, so if you do not have a login yet, or you have any questions, please email email@example.com .
St George and the Dragon story: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon
Send in your PE score for the Sock Olympics and watch the videos here
Useful links for Week 5:
The Boy Who Grew Dragons (Class Story) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frxWWOh0cow
Are you interested in art? Why not have a go at the Discover at Home Arts Mark Award? More details at:
Useful Links for Week 4:
Multiplication and division problem solving
You can watch two videos talking about this and play a fun game at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvbrj6
Science: What are the parts of a plant? Watch the lesson at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/parts-and-function-of-a-plant/
Computing: How do we give computers instructions? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zht4kmn
or try an Hour of Code activity at https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
This week, the reading and writing tasks are based on the Iron Man, which I have been reading daily on Class Dojo. If you want to watch the videos again, you can find them here.
Make sure you are reading every day. Don’t forget to sign up for the summer reading challenge at sillysquad.org.uk
Multiplying 2 digit numbers
Dividing 2 digit numbers
Art – See how to draw a cartoon self portrait with illustrator Rob Biddulph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCDta3CQ9Ak
Useful links for week 2:
English: Listen to Mrs Cresswell reading The Iron Man here: https://loom.com/share/folder/4690407eded247469b613c9986e7602e
Sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge! Get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover awesome books to read this summer! https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Maths: Multiplication and Division by 4 and 8 Activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q
Teaching video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/415086682
World Ocean Day: Find out about the layers of the ocean here https://safeYouTube.net/w/OPGJ
Here are the links for further lessons and help:
Research topic - find out about an astronaut. These books might help:
This week, Year 3 have some poems to read and listen to, and you can try writing your own funny poem! You will find some videos to watch on the BBC Bitesize page. Don't forget to scroll down this page to find links to other fun games and apps you can use to learn at home.
This week, I would like you to have a go at writing letters about yourself and place value.
If you would like some more place value practice, you can try these daily BBC bitesize lessons, with helpful videos and activities: Writing 3 digit numbers, Recognising place value, Comparing three digit numbers, Ordering 3 digit numbers and these challenges.
BBC Bitesize also have lots of English and topic activities, just click here. Have a good week!
Please remember that the children will still need to practise their times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars, and please encourage your child to keep reading every day for 5-10 minutes.
We do understand that not all of the children will have access to a screen to complete their learning activities, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a paper copy to pick up from school.
Don't forget to send any photos of work or activities that your children have completed to email@example.com or upload them to Class Dojo. We would love to see them!
Homework & Online Learning Resources week starting 23rd March 2020
Online Learning Resources
To access a wide range of educational resources from Twinkl, please go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. You will find it really useful to access the Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home. For Reception (EYFS) parents, please take a look through the Twinkl EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share.
Classroom Secrets is a great website, which provides free home learning packs. They have created resource packs for each year group to help support your child’s learning at home. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
At www.timestables.co.uk your child can easily practise all of their tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple, just select one of the times tables you wish to practise and show what you can do on the speed test, multiplication tables check or print out great worksheets.
Top Marks helps you save time finding excellent online educational resources – and you can search by subject and age group www.topmarks.co.uk
BBC Bitesize www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary is available to support children in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age children in the United Kingdom.
BBC Supermovers is filled with fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving while they learn. The website www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers offers easy-to-follow active learning videos across a wide range of subjects!
The BBC Newsround website www.bbc.co.uk/newsround keeps young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad. It’s the home of fun topical quizzes and the place where your child can watch the latest edition of the show!
Pobble www.pobble365.com/ is a website that provides a range of visual images, alongside a variety of comprehension and literacy activities.
Remember to stay safe online.
If you need help you can contact any of the following services (click on the words to follow a link)
Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday please.
PE is on a Thursday afternoon and please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.
Please see our photos from our trip to Corinium, which is part of our History topic about the Romans.
We had a great day!
Trip to Cadbury World 6th March 2020
We had an amazing time when we went to Birmingham to visit Cadbury World with Silver Birch Class.
We had a tour learning about how chocolate is made, where the cocoa beans come from, the history of the Cadbury family and a workshop to learn about life in the factory.
We took lots of photos and they are below.
Thank you to Cadburys for all the chocolate they gave us for free!