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Welcome to the Year 3 class page!

Scoll down for important class information and to find out about the exciting things which we have been getting up to!

Home Learning

Friday 3.4.20

 

English

Continue with the writing project set on Wednesday.  Don't forget to send me your finished work!  30 minutes

 

Maths

Complete some of the Mathletics activities set or do some work in your maths pack.  30 minutes

 

History  Follow the link below to visit the BBC Bitesize page on Bronze Age Britain and find out some more about Bronze Age life.  Show your new and existing knowledge by making a mind map.  Remember to use different colours to organise your ideas, illustrations to make it fun and key vocabulary along the branches.  I've attached an example mind map to remind you what a good one looks like.  Post your mind map in your portfolio on Dojo.  30 minutes

 

Reading for Pleasure

Keep reading and recording in your journals!  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3: 20,077 and Year 4: 18,385.  You are smashing it Year 3 - we are 1692 points ahead of Year 4!  Well done and keep playing!  10 minutes

Example Mind Map

Example Mind Map 1

Thursday 2.4.20

 

English

Continue with the writing project set yesterday.  Scroll down to see instructions and success criteria.  30 minutes

 

Maths

Complete some of the assigned Mathletics tasks or do some work from your maths pack.  30 minutes

 

Music

Follow the link to BBC Bitesize Music and watch the video about pulse and rhythm, and the body percussion performance piece video.

Can you create a short composition, using only sounds which you can make with your body?  Maybe you could include a member of your family?  Start by creating a steady pulse, then add different rhythms.

Film your performances and send them to me - I can't wait to see them!  30 minutes

 

Reading for Pleasure

Keep recording your reading in your journals.  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3:  18,693 and Year 4:  18,173.  

We are 520 points in the lead!  Amazing work, Year 3 - keep going!  10 minutes

Video guide to accessing Dojo portfolios

Still image for this video
The video explains that there are 2 ways to get onto the portfolio:
-with 2 devices using the bar code (which I have sent to you)
-with 1 device using a 6 letter pin (which I can provide on request if you are struggling to get access using the bar code)

Wednesday 1.4.20

 

Health and Wellbeing

Have a go at the 'Cosmic Kids' Yoga on YouTube.  Follow the link below.  15 minutes

 

Draw yourself a sunshine: Inside your sunshine draw/write all of the things that make you happy. 15 minutes

 

Mathletics

Complete some of your assigned activities and earn some Dojo points.  30 minutes

 

Writing Project

Choose a subject matter with your child which they are enthusiastic about, e.g. their favourite football team, a sport, a rock star, an animal, etc.

Spend some time doing some research about this subject and encourage your child to make notes, save pictures and videos, etc.

Children should present their work in a written form of their choice, e.g. o paper, power-point presentation, word document, publisher document, etc.

Please submit finished work on your child's portfolio if possible.  If you are struggling to do this, I can send you my e-mail address.

This is intended to be a project carried out over several days so don't spend any more than 30 minutes each day on it.  I won't be setting any other writing activities until the next working week.

These are the success criteria I will be looking for when marking:

MUST (everyone should be able to do this):  Writing should be in clear sentences marked by capital letters and full stops.

SHOULD (most children should be able to do this):  Use capital letters for proper nouns.

COULD (for more challenge):  Use commas to separate clauses.

Good luck!

30 minutes

 

Reading for Pleasure

Keep recording your daily reading in your journals.  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3 - 15,572 and Year 4 - 16,211.  Only 639 points behind - we are getting closer every day!  Keep playing everyone!  10 minutes

Tuesday 31.3.20

 

PE

Have another go at 5-a-day Fitness using the below login:

 

IMPORTANT: 

*THESE LOGIN DETAILS ARE TO BE USED BY PARENT/CARERS AND PUPILS FROM MILLBROOK PRIMARY ONLY!

*DO NOT SHARE THESE LOGIN DETAILS WITHIN ANYONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME/IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

 

The home access username and password for parents/carers and pupils is:

 

USERNAME: 5-a-dayAtHome    

PASSWORD: AtHome123

30 minutes

 

Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress

I have set more activities on here so there should be plenty to keep children busy.  30 minutes

 

French

Have a go at the numbers activities by scanning the QR codes for each one.  Use the interactive knowledge organiser to help with spelling and pronunciation.  30 minutes

 

Reading for Pleasure

Remember to keep a record of the reading you are doing each day in your reading journal.  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3:  13,943 and Year 4:  14,639.

Wow!  We are really catching up with Year 4 now, only 696 points behind - keep playing everyone!  Let's see if we can overtake Year 4 by tomorrow!  10 minutes

For those who have printers, these Easter English booklets have got some nice grammar in them.  Use as an extra activity if you want to.

Monday 30.3.20

 

PE

Join Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel (The Body Coach) for his PE session at 9am.  30 minutes

 

Maths

Complete some of your assigned activities on Mathletics or in maths booklets. 30 minutes

 

Outdoor Learning

Investigate your safe outdoor space by using the 'Seasonal Spring Spot-it Sheet' to look for nature's signs of Spring.  Tick off or make a list of the things you see and add any that aren't on the list.  If you don't have a safe outdoor space, look and listen from your window.  Please make sure you ask your adult to supervise when opening windows.  30 minutes  

 

Reading for Pleasure

Make sure you read for 20 minutes.

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3 - 12,044, Year 4 - 13,716.

We are catching up with Year 4.  Keep playing every day!  10 minutes

Dojo Winners w/c 29.3.20

Dojo Winners w/c 29.3.20 1

Well done to the following children who are the top six Dojo earners this week.  I've sent them all a certificate and they will be having some Golden Time at home this week!

 

  1.  Freddie
  2.  Elliott
  3.  Katie
  4.  Archer
  5.  Bethan
  6.  Harry

 

Thanks to everyone (parent and child) who engaged with home learning last week - you are all amazing!

Friday 27/3/20

 

English

Finish writing your adventure stories.  Don't forget to edit and improve your finished work!  Scan and send them if you can - I can't wait to read them! 30 minutes

 

Maths

Complete some of the set activities on Mathletics or in Maths booklets.  30 minutes 

 

Life Skills

Help your parent or carer prepare lunch or tea for your family.  Send a photograph of your finished meal and write or draw step by step instructions so that the rest of the class can have a go! 30 minutes to write instructions

 

Reading for Pleasure

Read a book or text which you enjoy.  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3:  9879 vs Year 4:  12,476.  Our points are increasing but we are falling further behind Year 4.  Come on Year 3 - we can do it!  10 minutes

Dojos

 

I've formulated a new system for Dojo points.  There may well be teething problems so we see what works and what doesn't work - I'm still finding my way around the ins and outs of the online systems.  Please let me have any feedback about how you think it's working and I'll tweak as we go.

 

Home Learning on Dojo

For each piece of home learning posted onto Dojo (either by photo, video or comment from you) I will award 1 Dojo point.

 

Mathletics

For each complete 30 minutes spent on Mathletics each week, I will award 1 Dojo.  Children can earn certificates too.  To get a Bronze Certificate, they need to earn 1000 points in a week.  To get a Silver Certificate, they need to earn 5 bronze certificates and to get a Gold Certificate, they need to earn 4 Silver Certificates.  Some children have already earned certificates earlier in the year and are already on the road to Gold - I will send these certificates out to parents.  For any certificates earned during the home learning period, I will award 5 Dojos for each Bronze, 10 Dojos for each Silver and 20 Dojos for each Gold!

 

Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress

For each complete 30 minutes spent on Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress each week, I will award 1 Dojo.  Children can earn medals too.  To get a Bronze Medal, they need to earn 1000 points in a week.  To get a Silver Medal, they need to earn 5 bronze Medals and to get a Gold Medal, they need to earn 3 Silver Medals.  There are no certificates to print for these awards.  Heidi is the only child who has already earned her 1st Bronze Medal earlier in the year.  For any medals earned during the home learning period, I will award 5 Dojos for each Bronze, 10 Dojos for each Silver and 20 Dojos for each Gold!

 

TT Rockstars

There is no data available on TT Rockstars which tells me how long each child has spent on TT Rockstars in a week.  Instead, I'll be awarding 1 dojo every time your child goes up a level.

 

Dojos for Mathletics, Reading Eggs and TT Rockstars will be added on Sunday evenings ready for a fresh start on Monday.

 

The six children with the most Dojos at the end of each week will be the winners.

Next Set of Maths Booklets

 

I've been asked for the next set of Maths booklets as some children have worked through the ones sent home, so here they are.  There is no expectation to have finished the original booklets yet (some children must just be super enthusiastic!) and I understand that not everyone has access to a printer, so it's completely fine to just keep on using Mathletics and TT Rockstars when you finish the existing maths booklets.  To decide which book is the right one for your child, check the letter (A, C or D) on the booklet sent home and choose the corresponding one.  If you are not sure - send me a dojo!

Thursday 26/3/20

 

English

Continue with adventure stories as explained in Tuesday's planning.  30 minutes

 

Handwash Challenge

Medicspot is calling all primary school children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing – the best way to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus. Find out how you can enter and win £500 for Millbrook Primary School  by following the below link.  30 minutes

 

PE

We are subscribed to an account with 5-a-day Fitness, which is used to boost physical activity, health and wellbeing throughout the school day.  5-a-day Fitness is a collection of online 5-minute follow-along fun fitness routines with an array of different themes, from Pirates to Superheroes, and Pop to Jive. Resources can easily be used at any time, in most spaces, and without any physical equipment.  The Time-2-Chill resources are 2-minute follow-along routines concentrating on relaxation, imagination, co-ordination and mindfulness, a great way to assist well-being.  There’s no preparation required, simply log in, select a video routine, join in, have fun, get fit and learn at home!

 

IMPORTANT: 

*THESE LOGIN DETAILS ARE TO BE USED BY PARENT/CARERS AND PUPILS FROM MILLBROOK PRIMARY ONLY!

*DO NOT SHARE THESE LOGIN DETAILS WITHIN ANYONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME/IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

 

The home access username and password for parents/carers and pupils is:

 

USERNAME: 5-a-dayAtHome    

PASSWORD: AtHome123

30 minutes

 

Reading for Pleasure

Find an unusual (but safe) spot within your home or garden to read - send me your pictures and I'll award 20 dojos for the most imaginative.  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Oh no - we are losing our battle with Year 4.  The scores stand at:  Year 3 - 7324, Year 4 - 10,591.  Just log on and play to earn points for Year 3.  If everyone does 10 minutes, we'll soon catch up!  10 minutes

 

Wednesday 25/3/20

 

English 

Continue to write adventure stories as per Tuesday's planning (see below). 30 minutes

 

Maths

Complete some of the set Mathletics activities or some pages in your maths pack.  30 minutes

 

Computing

Scratch Coding.  The children have been beginning to learn how to use this software at school.  It's free and you can access it via the below link.  Follow one of the tutorials together and then have a go at one of the mini projects on the 'ideas' page.  30 minutes

 

Reading for Pleasure

Choose a book/magazine or other text and curl up somewhere comfortable for a read.  20 minutes

 

TT Rockstars

Year 3 - 7160, Year 4 - 8115!  We are now 955 points behind Year 4 in our battle.  I'd like to say a particular well done to Ruby, Elliott and Harry who have scored 4218 of our 7160 points between them - you are true rock heroes!!  Let's see if we can smash Year 4's score - click on 'Battle of the Bands' when you log on.  10 minutes

Tuesday 24/3/20

 

PE

If you can, do the Joe Wicks YouTube PE lesson at 9am live (search Joe Wicks PE Lesson after 8.55am). 30 minutes.

 

English

The children have really enjoyed writing adventure stories in class but we never got to finish them.  We have been writing stories inspired by Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.  It's a really tricky text but the children have risen to the challenge of writing in the same style. I'd love the children to finish them!  I have attached the whole class story which we have been writing together.  The children have then been writing their own and should be at the same point in their stories as in the class story.  Their stories will mirror the class story to some extent but characters and events will differ slightly.

  1. Read through the story written so far.
  2. Encourage the children to discuss their ideas for what will happen at each stage of their story - this will help them with their writing.
  3. Children should start writing from the point the class story stops - their story is at a similar point in their English books (don't worry if your child has been off school, they can start in the same place as everyone else)
  4.  Allow them to borrow vocabulary and phrases from the text - it's a great way for them to learn.
  5. Make sure they write for no more than 10 or 15 minutes.  Children often lose focus after this.  Aim to finish the story over 4 days rather than 1 long session.  I won't be planning any other English for the rest of the week.
  6. Have fun - the children have really enjoyed writing these stories. (30 minutes)                   

 

Outdoor Learning

If you have a safe outside space which isn't shared and the weather allows, challenge your child to make a den using household and garden materials.  Make the den comfy with cushions and pillows.  If you don't have an outside space which you can use, utilise an area inside your home.  I'd love to put your photographs on the class story! (30 minutes)

 

Reading for Pleasure

Let your child choose a book to read in their den.  (20 minutes) 

 

TT Rockstars

Do the gig to set your new starting level if you haven't already, then play in the Garage or challenge Year 4 in the Battle of the Bands.  (10 minutes)

 

Journey to the Centre of the Earth class story

Monday 23/3/20

 

  1.  Half an hour of Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress.
  2.  Login to Digimap and use the tools to find and label school and your house.  Can you draw your route to school?
  3. Half an hour of Mathletics.
  4.  Twenty minutes of reading for pleasure.
  5.  Ten minutes of times tables practice on TT Rockstars.

Year 3 Staff

These are the adults who will be working with your children in Year 3:

Mrs Roberts is the class teacher and is in class daily.

 

Mrs Bulmer will support in class and work with groups daily.

 

Mrs Shearer will support in class and work with groups part time.

Important Things to Remember

 

Monday Library book and reading journal
Wednesday Forest school kit (tracksuit bottoms, old T-shirt, sweater, waterproof jacket, wellies)
Thursday PE Kit (white T-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers)
Thursday Homework book

 

Homework

Curriculum Newsletter

Knowledge Organisers

Year 3 News

Times Tables

Long Term Planning

Year 3 Key Maths Instant Recall Facts

Year 3 Maths Non-Negotiables

Read- a- thon Challenge