Sycamore class is taught by Mrs Dunford in the mornings and Miss Gould in the afternoons from January 2020. Mrs Ptaszek will be supporting the children's learning as the class Teaching Assistant (mornings only).
Year 3 is for children aged between 7 and 8.
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.
The children had just finished reading an e-book called The Wyrmstooth Crown. The link to read again is below:
Please remember that the children will still need to practise their times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars, and use any of the resources that were loaded for last week that you may not have got round to using. 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 and we are looking at what other paper based systems we will put into place for children.
Please make sure your child gets some exercise too and to join in with Joe Wick's Body Coach session on YouTube either at 9.00am or later in the day. We know how difficult the current situation is for many of our children and a copy of a booklet called Dave the Dog is loaded on this page for you to share with your child/ren too to explain the Coronavirus and how it affects people.
Don't forget to send any photos of work or activities that your children have completed to email@example.com We would love to see them!
We have added a link to the free website Twinkl below for you to use if you wish to do any other learning activities at home.
Mrs Dunford & Miss Gould
Homework & Online Learning Resources week starting 23rd March 2020
In the event of school closure, all children will be sent home with a homework booklet which has been specifically organised by their class teacher. In the first instance a paper copy of a TTS home work learning booklet will be sent home - as we hope you will want to complete some of the challenges while school is closed.
You will also find a number of other downloadable documents and websites below, which will enable learning to continue if school is closed. The 'Home Learning Activities' document provides a range of topic related activities, which you may like your child to complete at home. In addition there is a poster with 'non screen' activities that can also be completed.
In the event of a longer term closure we will update the Home Learning Activities section of this page on a weekly basis.
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)
Home Learning Activities
Alongside daily reading here are some suggested activities to keep you busy at home.
Hit the button (available at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button)
Daily 10 (available at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10)
Supermovers (available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8)
Practise multiplication check (available at https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/)
The Amazon Rainforest Activities
Combine the features of two animals from the rainforest to create your own new animal. Make a fictional fact file for it. What name would you give it? Which features did you choose and why?
Design and make a rainforest model. What could you use from our natural/man-made environment? Think about the plant layers e.g. shrub layer, under canopy
Rain Dance/MusicCompose and perform a rainforest dance/music (perhaps with a friend/s). What music/sounds would fit with the rainforest theme? What movements could you do? Choose to video it at home or perform it in school!
Did You Know?
Create ‘Did you know?’ fact cards about rainforests. Get the class to discover amazing facts!
Story WritingWrite an imaginative story about the life of a child surviving in the rainforest. How did they get there? Where will they end up? What will they see? Who or what might they be afraid of?
I would like to try my own idea!
You might have an idea of your own that you would like to try. Remember to record your work in some way. It could be through a piece of writing (leaflet, playscript, poem) or photographs, puppet show, playground game, diagrams, artwork.
Learn lines and practise songs!
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!