Year 3 St Martin de Porres Class Page

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Hi everyone.

Hope that you have had a lovely week enjoying the beautiful sunshine we had in the middle of the week. I can’t believe it’s only 3 weeks until the end of term. I would still love to hear what you’ve been up to at home.

Please find below this weeks activities.

Have a good week.

Keep safe

Mrs Jones

Calling all children aged 4-11 years – sign up to the ‘Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020!’ 

The annual Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11 years is being delivered online this year and offers a perfect solution for a summer term project that supports reading and literacy and helps promote reading for pleasure. This year’s challenge launched nationally on Friday 5th June. The theme is Silly Squad with a focus on the enjoyment of reading for pleasure; children are encouraged to read anything that makes them happy and can register for the challenge here – https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

Summer 2 work.

Thank you Daniel for sending me pictures of the work you’ve been doing this week. You really are working hard.  I love the drawing of the Union Jack flag.

Daniel has been working hard again this week and has sent me lots more pictures of his amazing work. Here are a few below.

Thank you to Daniel for sending some more of your fantastic work. I can see that you’ve really been enjoying doing your maths work. Keep up the good work.

Thank you to Alice for sending me some pictures of the things you’ve been up to at home. Please see below a selection of the pictures Alice sent me.

Thank you to Alfie for sending me this beautiful picture made from natural resources. You worked really hard on it.

Thank you Daniel for the maths work that you have sent me. I can see you have been very busy working out the perimeter of shapes. Well done!

I would also like to say thank you to Kacey, Jakob, Keeley and Hanna for the lovely letters you sent me through the post. I really enjoyed reading them.

Week beginning 29th June 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

RE task this week:

This week in RE we are using the work that we are doing with the Year 3 children in school.

Discuss different celebrations that they take part in. What are the things associated with celebration? Make a list e.g. gathering together, taking a gift, remembering and celebrating an important event, showing your respect and love for others, food and drink etc.

When Mass is celebrated, all the good things which make up a celebration are there.

We come together as God’s family

We listen to the Word of God

We pray for other people

We bring our gifts of bread and wine

We share in the meal which Jesus has given us

We are strengthened to follow Jesus by receiving him during this celebration.

Activity: Compare and contrast the celebration of Mass and another celebrations.  You could create a poster.  Split the paper in two draw the celebration of Mass and the celebration you’re thinking of.  Write how they are similar and different.

In what ways is Mass different? What makes Mass a special celebration and different to other celebrations? Know that participating in the Eucharist is sharing the prayer, thanksgiving and sacrifice of Jesus.

Please send it photos of your RE work as we would love to see it.

Topic this week:
Following on from last week’s learning about plants of the rainforest, this week we are going to look at the plants that grow around us in the UK. Go for a walk or explore your garden/a nearby park area. Can you identify any of the plant life? What similarities and differences can you see between what is around you and the plant life in a rainforest?
Create a piece of artwork using local plant life. Please ask an adult before you pick anything that is still growing and make sure you wash your hand afterwards. You can use this document (Leaf Art) for ideas if you wish:

Monday 29th June 2020

Maths 

Drawing lines and shapes accurately

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcxy6g8

Learn how to draw lines and shapes accurately using a ruler.

This lesson includes:

English 

Using prefixes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4k6wnb

To demonstrate understanding of the prefixes mis-, dis-, un- and in-.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos to show you how to use prefixes correctly

  • three activities

Tuesday 30th June 2020 

Maths 

Recognising 2D shapes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkhbp4j

Learn to recognise 2D shapes based on their properties.

This includes:

  • two video
  • one interactive
  • two worksheets

    English 

    Coordinating conjunctions

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj6gn9q

    To understand how to join sentences together using coordinating conjunctions.

    This lesson includes:

    • two videos to help you understand how to use coordinating conjunctions

    • three activities

    Wednesday 1st July 2020

    Maths

    Recognising 3D shapes

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwscf82

    Learn how to recognise 3D shapes and their properties.

    This includes:

    • one video
    • two interactive activities
    • one worksheet

      English

      Writing a letter

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmvtrd

      To write a letter to your teacher using questions and paragraphs correctly.

      This lesson includes:

      • one video about using paragraphs

      • one video to remind you how to write a question

      • three activities


      Week beginning 22nd June 2020

      Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

      RE task this week:

      We are currently in June which is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We think and pray especially this month on Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us all. We try to grow in compassion and love for each other. Please use this website to choose and make a craft for the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
       
      This Monday is the Feast of St Thomas More. Please see the school website on Monday for a special feast day Mass video filmed at the school.
       
      God Bless,
       
      Mr Blewitt
      RE Subject Leader
      Topic this week:

      For the next 2 weeks we are going to be focusing on plants! This week we are learning about the plants that grow in different rainforests around the world. 

      Use the PowerPoint presentation below to find out about some of the most famous and well-known examples.

      Plants-of-the-rainforest

      Then present what you have learnt.  You might make a booklet about a number of different plants, a map showing where different ones grow, a PowerPoint of your own or something more creative! Please remember to email some of your work to your class email address so we can see them and share some examples on our webpages. 

      Monday 22nd June

      Maths

      Turns and angles

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwy3trd

      Learn how to recognise different types of turns and angles.

      This includes:

      • a learning summary
      • two activities

        English

        Reading and understanding texts

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqqxdp3

        To show understanding of a text by answering comprehension questions.

        This lesson includes:

        • one video to explain what ‘comprehension’ means

        • one video telling the story of The Prince Who Thinks He Is A Rooster

        • three activities

        Tuesday 23rd June

        Maths

        Comparing angles

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2gcsk7

        Learn how to recognise and compare different types of angles.

        This lesson includes:

        • one video
        • one worksheet
        • one interactive activity

          English

          Enjoying reading

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfjxdp3

          To understand what authors do and review a book you’ve enjoyed.

          This lesson includes:

          • one video to show you what authors do

          • one video of actor Aimee Kelly reading from My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards

          • three activities

          Wednesday 24th June 2020

          Maths 

          Describing lines

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxc9ydm

          Learn how to identify different types of lines, including vertical, horizontal, parallel and perpendicular.

          This includes:

          • video
          • two activities

            English 

            National Writing Day challenge

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrfv6g8

            Today you’ll practise your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge.

            You will need:

            • paper

            • a pen or pencil

            • something to time yourself with

            Thursday 25th June 2020

            Maths 

            Parallel and perpendicular

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64kvwx

            Learn how to recognise parallel and perpendicular lines.

            This includes:

            • one video
            • two worksheets

              English

              Creating characters

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd6n2v4

              To explore how characters are created and write a character description.

              This lesson includes:

              • one video about creating characters

              • one video of ex-England player Eniola Aluko reading an extract from Matilda by Roald Dahl

              • three activities

              Friday 26th June 

              Maths

              Challenges

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9n796f

              Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

              • Challenge 1 and 2 are suitable for ages 5 to 7.

              • Challenge 3 and 4 are suitable for ages 7 and 8.

              English

              Bitesize Daily Book Club: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Retold by Marcia Williams

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn2x8hv

              Using Marcia Williams’ retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream you will learn how to use summarise information and use your prediction skills.

              This lesson includes:

              • two videos of Strictly Come Dancing‘s Kevin Clifton reading extracts from the book

              • three activities


              Week beginning 15th June 2020

              Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

              RE task this week:

              This Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi, which means ‘The Body of Christ’ in Latin. This is the feast day when we think very carefully about the mystery of the Eucharist and what the Real Presence of Jesus means for us. 
               
              Please read today’s Gospel reading together as a family in a Bible at John 6:51-58. If you do not have a Bible at home, please use this link:
               
              We would like you to make a Holy Eucharist craft together as a family this week, see the website below for details. When you have finished, please email a picture of it to your class teachers.
               
               
              God Bless,
               
              Mr Blewitt
              RE Subject Leader

              Topic this week: Can you help to save a species?

              endangered-animals-powerpoint

              Look through the PowerPoint presentation above, choose an endangered species from ones featured and design an eye-catching poster to use to explain to people about endangered species.

              • What does your species look like?
              • Where can this species be found?
              • Why is this species endangered?

              You could create your poster digitally or on paper, using whatever software or resources you choose.

              In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book

              The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  

              Monday 15th June 2020

              Maths

              Ordering fractions

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z74gp4j

              Today you learn how to order fractions according to their value.

              This includes:

              • a learning summary
              • two worksheets
              • one activity

              English

              Exploring poetry

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9jhqfr

              To revise how to write a poem and create one of your own.

              This lesson includes:

              • one video explaining how to write a poem

              • four activities

              Tuesday 16th June

              Maths

              Adding fractions with the same denominator

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfs2v4

              Today’s learning is about how to add fractions with the same denominator.

              This includes:

              • a learning summary
              • two worksheets

              English

              Sound words

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4csk7

              To understand what onomatopoeia is and use it to create a sound poem.

              This lesson includes:

              • one video about onomatopoeia

              • one video of poet Joseph Coelho talking about onomatopoeia

              • three activities

              Wednesday 17th June 

              Maths

              Subtracting fractions with the same denominator

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znggp4j

              Today you will learn how to subtract fractions with the same denominator.

              This includes:

                English

                Nonsense poetry

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv3v6g8

                To explore what nonsense poetry is and try writing your own nonsense poem.

                This lesson includes:

                • one video explaining what nonsense poetry is

                • one video of poet Spike Milligan performing his nonsense poem ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’

                • three activities

                Thursday 18th June 2020

                Maths 

                Problem solving with adding and subtracting fractions

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2296f

                Learn how to solve problems through adding and subtracting fractions.

                This lesson includes:

                  English

                  Alliteration

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc3v6g8

                  To understand what alliteration is and use it to create a poem.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • two videos to show you what alliteration is

                  • three activities

                  Friday 19th June

                  Maths-Today the activities are challenges

                  Challenges for Year 3

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zx8p7yc

                  English

                  Bitesize Daily Book Club: Slime by David Walliams

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrd4f82

                  Using the book Slime you will learn how to find information in a text and write creatively.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • two videos of David Walliams reading extracts from his book Slime

                  • three activities


                  Week beginning 8th June 2020

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

                  RE task this week:

                  This Sunday was the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. On this day, we reflect upon the mystery of God being three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. To help our children try to understand this mystery, we have some crafting activities for you all to do at home as a family. Before completing these activities, read the Gospel from this Sunday – John 3:16-18. You can do this either using your own Bible at home or via this link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3&version=NIV.

                  God Bless,

                  Mr Blewitt

                  RE Subject Leader

                  Topic this week:

                  Use this PowerPoint to learn about where our food comes from:

                  Choose 10 food items that come from different places around the world. (You might like to have a look in your kitchen cupboards or fridge for ideas!) Complete a table showing each item of food, the country it comes from and how many miles it has travelled. You can draw your own table or print one from this Word document:

                  The link from the PowerPoint for the website to work out the miles travelled (‘food miles’) is:

                  In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book

                  The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  

                  Monday 8th June 2020

                  Maths

                  Equivalent fractions: drawing and discovering

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6rkxs

                  Today you will be learning how to draw and discover equivalent fractions using diagrams.

                  This includes:

                  • two videos
                  • two activities

                  English

                  Mastering inverted commas

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjm6pg8

                  To revise the rules for inverted commas and use them to show speech in your writing.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • a video to remind you how to use inverted commas

                  • three activities

                  Tuesday 9th June 2020

                  Maths

                  Equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znsc86f

                  Today you will learn how to simplify and find equivalent fractions.

                  This includes:

                  • one video
                  • learning summary
                  • two worksheets
                  • one interactive exercise

                  English

                  Using a dictionary

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmy3rj6

                  To revise what alphabetical order is and learn how to use a dictionary.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video to help you revise alphabetical order

                  • one video to show you how to use a dictionary

                  • three activities

                  Wednesday 10th June 2020

                  Maths

                  Equivalent fractions: Finding missing numerators and denominators

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbqkvwx

                  Learn how to find equivalent fractions by thinking about the numerator and denominator.

                  This includes:

                  • two videos
                  • two activities

                    English

                    For both the year 3 activities you will need access to a thesaurus

                    Here is a child friendly webiste for a thesaurus; https://kidthesaurus.com/

                    Using a thesaurus

                    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh2xhbk

                    To understand how to use a thesaurus.

                    This lesson includes:

                    • one video to show you how to use a thesaurus

                    • three activities

                    Thursday 11th June 2020

                    Maths

                    Comparing two fractions

                    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwypqfr

                    Learn how to compare two fractions.

                    This includes:

                    • one video
                    • learning summary
                    • one worksheet
                    • one interactive quiz

                      English

                      Exploring synonyms and antonyms

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwqmfr

                      To understand what synonyms and antonyms are and how they can improve your writing.

                      This lesson includes:

                      • one video to help you learn about synonyms and antonyms

                      • three activities

                      Friday 12th June 2020

                      Maths

                      Handling data in football for Year 3

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmtx8hv

                      Learn to read and display fun football data in a bar chart.

                      This lesson includes:

                      • one video
                      • three activities

                      English

                      Bitesize Daily Book Club: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh6qmfr

                      Using the book Kensuke’s Kingdom you will learn how to summarise a character and to write a diary entry.

                      This lesson includes:

                      • two videos of actor Dolly-Rose Campbell reading extracts from the book

                      • three activities


                      Week beginning 1st June 2020

                      Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

                      RE task this week:

                      This Sunday was the feast of Pentecost – the day Christians all around the world celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples, ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven. It is the ‘birthday of the Church’ as this was the moment that Jesus’ followers were sent out into the world to go and spread His good news. To help your children understand and celebrate this feast day, please have a go with your children at the activities on the website below (don’t worry about having the specific arts and crafts items that the website recommends – you can make them just using paper, pens and scissors). Keep sending your teachers lots of photos of you enjoying making these crafts.

                      Read Acts 2: 1-12 together as a family before completing these activities. If you don’t have a Bible at home, use this website: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/ACT.2.NIV

                      https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bible-crafts-pentecost.html

                      God bless,

                      Mr Blewitt

                      RE Subject Leader

                      Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                      deforestation-information-powerpoint

                      Use the PowerPoint to learn about deforestation. Then answer these 3 key questions:

                      1. What resources do rainforests have that people use?
                      2. What is ‘deforestation’ and why is it happening?
                      3. What effects can deforestation have? What problems can it cause?

                      You might like to write your answers down or discuss them with an adult at home. If you do record them, it is up to you how you present your answers.

                      In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book

                      The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

                      Monday 1st June 2020

                      Maths

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm8g47h

                      Fractions on a number line

                      There is some information to read to explain about placing fractions on a number line.  There are three activities.  Two are worksheet based and one is an online game.

                      English

                      Please don’t worry if you are unable to print.  Just write your answers on paper.

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmg6pg8

                      Similes and metaphors

                      There are some video recaps about what similes and metaphors are.  You will then have an opportunity to write some of your own and write a poem including your own!

                      Tuesday 2nd June 2020

                      Don’t worry of you can’t print the worksheets.  You can write the answers in a notepad or on paper.

                      Maths

                      Marking fractions on a number line above 1

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfxw7nb

                      In today’s session you will learn how to place a mixed number on a number line greater than one by counting in fractions.

                      This includes:

                      • two videos
                      • two worksheets

                        English 

                        Exploring fronted adverbials

                        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62ckmn

                        This lesson is a recap on fronted adverbials

                        This lesson includes:

                        • two videos

                        • four activities

                        Wednesday 3rd June 2020

                        Maths

                        Finding a fraction of an amount

                        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrytnrd

                        In today’s Maths lesson you will be learning how to find a unit fraction of an amount.

                        This includes:

                        • one video
                        • one worksheet
                        • two interactive activities

                        English 

                        Revising apostrophes in contractions

                        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhcsvk7

                        In today’s English lesson you will revise how to use apostrophes to combine (contract) two words.

                        This lesson includes:

                        • one video to help you revise how to use apostrophes to combine (contract) words

                        • one video about the inspirational scientist Marie Curie

                        • three activities

                          Thursday 4th June 2020

                          Please don’t print out the activities just use a notepad and pen.

                          Maths

                          Non-unit fraction of an amount

                          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z78g47h

                          In today’s lesson you will learn how to identify a non-unit fraction of an amount or set of objects.

                          This includes:

                          • two videos
                          • two worksheets

                          English 

                          Revising apostrophes for possession

                          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvnxhbk

                          In today’s lesson you will revise the rules for possessive apostrophes and use them in your writing.

                          This lesson contains:

                          • one video to help you revise how to use apostrophes to show possession

                          • one video showing the first episode of Treasure Island

                          • four activities

                          Friday 5th June 2020

                          Maths

                          The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills.  Please don’t print out the challenges unless you are able to.

                          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztrrn9q

                          English 

                          Using inference to be a reading detective

                          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfn6pg8

                          To understand what inference means and use it to answer questions about a story.

                          This lesson includes:

                          • one video to explain what inference is

                          • one video telling the story of Tiddalik the Frog

                          • three activities


                            Half Term Activities

                            Half term activity grid

                            I really would love to see some of the things you’ve been up to, so don’t forget to take a photo and email it to me. I’d love to put it on the website so we can share each other’s work like we do when we’re all together.


                            A challenge for you!

                            Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?

                            This is for our Key Stage Two children

                            Guinness World Records has created a new title – Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute – and we are looking for players to aim for this special accolade. All you have to do is submit a video of yourself playing a Studio game with the highest score in the world by 23:59 on 4th June 2020.

                            Should I enter?

                            Over the years we have seen some incredibly high scores in 1 minute games, like the astonishing 186 in the video on the right. That gives you an idea of how fierce the competition will be for this Guinness World Records title. With lots of practice can you become the number 1 in the world?

                            Social media vs Official Attempts

                            We’d love you to share your efforts on social media using #FastestRocker and copying in @TTRockStars and @GWR but all Official Attempts must be sent by email to support@mathscircle.com 

                            Click on the website for more information

                            https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr

                            Below is a letter with all the details! Please have a go!

                            Guinness World Records – TT Rock Stars – Letter to Pupils

                            Summer Term

                            Please send me your finished work if you want to, as we would love to see it!  Send in electronic copies or photographs of your work to our class email address for work only, unfortunately we will not be replying.  Some work may appear on the class page!

                            StMartindeporres@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

                            Thank you Evan for the powerpoint presentation you made at home. Click on the link below to see the powerpoint.

                            Thank you Mrs Jones

                            Thank you Aleks for the lovely pictures you have sent me showing the work you’ve been doing at home. Keep it up!

                            Thank you Isobelle for sending in the brilliant maths work you’ve been doing at home. Thank you for the lovely email that you sent me too.

                            I’m really looking forward to seeing work from some other people too that can go on the website.

                            New links

                            Computing

                            The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.

                            Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.

                            Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.

                            Link to Collins Big Cat Books:

                            We have been very fortunate to be given access to Collins Big Cat Book.

                            Here is a link to Collins big cat books, it gives parents access to a large volume of ebooks that are all book banded.

                            Key stage 1 and progress books (for SEND) are available to access. They are now offering the scheme free during COVID19.

                            https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

                            Please click onto the TEACHER sign in with the following details:

                            Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

                            Password: Parents20!

                            Hope you find it useful.

                            Week beginning 18th May 2020

                            Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.  Please do email us any work that your child has done or any fun activities as we will reply!

                            RE task this week:

                            As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

                            God Bless,

                            Mr Blewitt

                            RE Subject Leader

                            Topic work that you can complete over the week: Following on from last week’s comprehension about rainforest tribes, have a go at creating your own tribe of people. How do they live? What do they wear? How do they live and what do they eat? What other information or Fun Facts can you tell us about them? You might choose to make a leaflet, poster or PowerPoint and can be as creative as you like! (If you need to, you can scroll down to last week and re-read the comprehension texts for ideas.)

                            In English this week we will be continuing with the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page) and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

                            The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

                            These links take you straight to the home page and you click on the Maths work for each date.

                            Monday 18th May 2020

                            Maths

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

                            Fractions

                            There are two videos to watch, an online game for activity 1 and activity 3 and worksheet for activity 2.

                            English

                            Spend today and tomorrow writing your own story.  Please click the link below for details:

                            English Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May 2020

                            Tuesday 19th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Year 3

                            Identifying the fraction shaded

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmg47h

                            There is a video to watch and a couple of worksheets to have a go at.

                            If you’re not confident with the Year 3 work have a go at Year 2 first:

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrf8jhv

                            English

                            Continue writing your story.  Use yesterday’s link for information

                            Wednesday 20th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Year 3

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgxhbk

                            Unit and non-unit fractions

                            There is some information to read, three online activities and one worksheet to have a go at.

                            Year 2 Maths activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hdqp3

                            English

                            Today please complete your story if you haven’t finished it.  Take time to read it through and edit it.  If you have chance read it to your family or over the phone to a grandparent.  We would love to see it so please email to our class email!

                            Thursday 21st May 2020

                            Maths

                            Year 3

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcny9q

                            Tenths

                            There is a video, two activities.  One worksheet and one online game

                            Year 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhn6pg8

                            English

                            You have been so busy creating a story based on a theme we would love you to create a story about anything you want; your favourite hobby, your family, a story set somewhere else (space, underwater).  Just use your imagination.  We would like you to include: paragraphs, speech marks.  You can make a picture book with it or just make it a short story.  We would love to see it so email it across.

                            Friday 22nd May 2020

                            Maths

                            The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills

                            Year 3

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znvf382

                            Year 2:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

                            English

                            Today is the last day before we ‘break up’ for half term.  We have now had 9 weeks in lockdown and it has been a very strange time.  Today we would like you to create anything you want to do with English and about anything you want.  It could be a poem, a story, a newspaper report, a non-chronological report or even be a newspaper reporter and film yourself.

                            Here is what I created:

                            Lockdown poem


                            Week beginning 11th May 2020

                            Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

                            We are adding an RE (Religious Education) task for you to do this week too:

                            As we are still in the season of Easter, we would like your children to make Easter gardens this week. You can use any resources from around the home and be as creative as you like – just make sure that they have a religious theme. Unfortunately, we are not in school to celebrate your amazing work together at the moment but please send in a picture of your creations to your teacher’s email address. Please work together as a family on this if you can – you can submit one per family, or individual ones for siblings if the children would prefer. 
                             
                            I look forward to seeing the pictures of your amazing creations!
                             
                            God bless,
                             
                            Mr Blewitt
                            Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                            Topic KS2 Rainforest Tribes Comprehension

                            Click on the file and have a go at a comprehension about some tribes of people that live in rainforest. Read the text then answer as many questions as you can. You could print out the text and question sheet or read the text on the screen and write your answers on paper or tell them to an adult. The file includes answer pages so you can check them afterwards.

                            We would suggest  the “two star” level for confident  readers. There is also a “one star” level for anyone who is more comfortable with that text and questions.

                            In English this week we will be continuing wit the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page)and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

                            The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

                            This link takes you straight to the home page and you click on the Maths work for each date.

                            Monday 11th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Monday 11th May :

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

                            Multiplying and dividing by 8

                            Go through the slide show on the webpage first

                            Activity 1 does not have to be printed out.  You can do on paper

                            Activity 2 is a game involving the 8 times table, but if you can’t print it try to invent your own game.

                            If you’re not confident with the year 3  work have a go at year 2 first.

                            Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbypscw

                            English

                            Today’s lesson is about spellings

                            Please click the link below

                            English Monday 11th May 20

                            PE

                            Below is a  link for some fun physical activities your child can take part in.

                            KS2 School Games Activities

                            Tuesday 12th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Here is the direct links for the Maths work for Tuesday 12th May :

                            Year 3

                             https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4gcqt

                            Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. 

                            There is a video and three activities for you to try (don’t worry if you do not complete them all).

                            If you’re not confident with the year 3 work have a go at year 2 first.

                            Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

                            English

                            Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; nouns & adjectives.

                            Please click the link below

                            English Tuesday 12th May 2020

                            Wednesday 13th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Wednesday 13th May :

                            Year 3

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkdjhv

                            Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

                            There are three short videos and three activities DO NOT DO Activity 3 as this is a method we do not look at in school. This is taught near the end of year 4 and into year 5

                            If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

                            Year 2 link:

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrnfvk7

                            English

                            Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; fronted adverbials.

                            Fronted adverbial PowerPoint: t2-e-3215-fronted-adverbials-ks2-what-is-a-fronted-adverbial-powerpoint-_ver_8

                            Please click the link below for the activity

                            English Wednesday 13th May 2020

                            Thursday 14th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Thursday 14th May :

                            Year 3

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvbrj6

                            Multiplication and division problem solving

                            There are two videos to watch before you start the activities.  There are two activities to complete; the second one is an online game.

                            Year 2 link:    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znmpf4j

                            English

                            Choosing the main character

                            Please click the link below

                            English Thursday 14th May 2020

                            Friday 15th May 2020

                            Maths

                            Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Friday 15th May :

                            The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills

                            Year 3

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4gkwty

                            If you’re not confident with the year 3  work have a go at year 2 first.

                            Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd4w7nb

                            English

                            Planning your story.  Please don’t print the work, it just shows you want your plan can look like.  Just ‘box-up’ your plan on paper like we do in school.

                            Please click the link below

                            English Friday 15th May 2020


                            Week beginning 4th May 2020

                            Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult, so just have a go and see how you get on.

                            Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                            This week we are taking a break from our Rainforests topic as this Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  

                            Carry out some research into what VE Day was and why we celebrate it then create your own poster, leaflet or PowerPoint showing what you have learnt. Here are some resources that you can use if you wish:

                            We are starting a new English Unit this week.  The text we will be using over the next two weeks is called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday link and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

                            The Maths work this week can be found on the White Rose website:

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

                            The activities on this website will be topics that the children have already covered in class, but the activities and questions are new.  

                            Monday 4th May 2020

                            Maths

                            We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            If you feel more comfortable trying year 2 for a few days this week that is ok.  Year 2 is additon and subtraction to 20. 

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            Today Year 3 are looking at money and converting between pounds and pence

                            Please write your answers on paper if you are unable to print.

                            English

                            Today you will be reading your new text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and answer a few questions about the text.

                            Please click the link below for today’s activity.

                            English Monday 4th May 2020

                            Tuesday 5th May 2020

                            Maths

                            We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

                            LESSON 2 TODAY

                            All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            Comparing number sentences

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            Adding money-questions 7 and 8 are really challenging today!

                            English

                            Today you will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and you will be finding out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

                            Please click the link below for the English activity.

                            English Tuesday 5th May 2020

                            Wednesday 6th May 2020

                            Maths

                            We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

                            LESSON 3 TODAY

                            All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            Today’s session focuses on related facts eg 7+1=8, 10+10=80

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            Subtracting money

                            English

                            Today you will be exploring the meaning of three words from the text ‘King of the Fishes’ and using them in sentences.

                            Please click the link below for the English activity.

                            English Wednesday 6th May 2020

                            Thursday 7th May 2020

                            Maths

                            We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

                            LESSON 4 TODAY

                            All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            Add and subtract ones

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            Multliply and divide by 3

                            English

                            You will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ from Monday to complete this activity.

                            Please click the link below for the English activity.

                            English Thursday 7th May 2020


                            FRIDAY’S MATHS Lesson is a challenge lesson PLEASE READ

                            As it is a Bank Holiday White Rose have set a challenge to get everyone cooking.  The ingredients are listed below.  Don’t worry if you are unable to do this challenge.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            Classroom-Kitchen-Ingredients-Lists-1

                            As a school we are not setting any formal work today as it is bank holiday.  If you want to do something maybe create some bunting for your garden or window or write a poem about VE day.  Have a lovely bank holiday.

                            Mrs Jones


                            Week beginning 27th April 2020

                            Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

                            Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            We are starting with Summer Term week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1.

                            Monday 27th April 2020

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            English

                            You will need ‘The Truth about Trolls’ text from last week.

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

                            English Monday 27th April

                            Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                            Tuesday 28th April, 2020

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            English 

                            Children are using the modelled text and the subheadings they thought of yesterday.  They are to plan their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

                            This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their plan on paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for tomorrow.

                            English Tuesday 28th April

                            Please click the link above for the English work for today.  

                            Wednesday 29th April

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                            English

                            This work doesn’t have to printed but there are lots of reminders in it .  Children are writing up their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

                            English Wednesday 29th April

                            Please click on the link above.

                            Thursday 30th April 2020

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            English

                            Using what you have learnt about non-chronological (non-fictions) reports over the last two weeks pick an animal, mythical creature, event (a volcano), a person (The Queen, a family member) or even a place and plan your own report.

                            This plan can be written on paper.

                            You must chose your own title, headings and subheadings.  Remember your plan is in note form; use words,  short sentences and pictures.  Your report doesn’t have to be long but choose something you know a lot about!  You could choose The Victorians as that was our last topic.  Good luck!

                            Friday 1st May 2020

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                            English

                            Write up your report which you planned yesterday.  You can put your report into a leaflet or even type it up.

                            Please send me your finished work if you want to, as we would love to see it!  Send in electronic copies or photographs of your work to our class email address for work only, unfortunately we will not be replying.  Some work may appear on the class page!

                            StMartindeporres@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk


                            Week beginning 20th April 2020

                            Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

                            Here is a prefix activity for children to have a go out over the whole of the week: 

                            The-prefix-game

                            To introduce our new topic of Rainforests, have a look through the information powerpoint below.  Then use the map powerpoint to find out where in the world you find rainforests.  If you can, there is a map activity for you to print out and have a go at labelling.  You can choose which version to use.  If you can’t print, you could draw your own map or information poster on paper instead.

                            The second powerpoint also includes a link to an information website so you can challenge yourself to do some further research and maybe even your own powerpoint if you wish.

                            information-powerpoint-rainforests

                            map-tropical-rainforests-world-map-presentation2

                            map-world-rainforests-L1

                            The English work this week all links together and builds on from the work on the previous day.  We will also be using the work in next weeks home learning.

                            The Maths work will be based on fractions. See the link below for the videos and activity sheets for each activity.  We have included the year 2 activities as it might help remind the children about their fraction work in previous years.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            We are starting with Week 1, Lesson1.

                            Monday 20th April
                            Maths-Fractions

                            Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            English

                            English Monday 20th April

                            Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

                            Tuesday 20th April
                            Maths-Fractions

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work. 

                            Please click on Lesson 2.  Again your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

                            English   

                            English Tuesday 21st April

                            This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text. 

                            Wednesday 22nd April 2020

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            Please click on Lesson 3.  Again your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            English

                            English Wednesday 22nd April

                            Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                            This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

                            Thursday 23rd April 2020

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            Please click on Lesson 3.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            English

                            English Thursday 23rd April

                            Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                            This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

                            Friday 24th April 2020- 

                            Maths

                            All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                            Please click on Lesson 5.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            English

                            English Friday 24th April

                            Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                            This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

                            I hope you have all enjoyed the work this week.  Please keep your English work as you may use it next week.  I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

                            Stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS

                            Home learning for next week will be on the website Sunday evening


                            Dear Parents and Carers,

                            It has been a very strange couple of weeks and I hope that those of you at home are coping with these new changes.  It has been a challenge to adjust to the changes but I am sure we will all get there.  We would like to wish you a calm and peaceful Easter and stay home, stay safe.

                            Love from Mrs Jones


                            EASTER ACTIVITIES

                            Over the Easter holidays we will not be setting work daily.  All the links below will be staying on the website so use them if you so wish.  As a school we have come up with some activities you may like to try with your child:

                            The image above can be found in the Easter activities document along with some physical activity resources suggested by our School Games coordinator.  There is also a grid with suggested daily challenges for Lego.

                            Easter activities

                            LEGO30daysofplay

                            60 second personal challenges for Redditch schools

                            Healthy A Z activity sheet

                            Physical, creative and research activities

                            Redditch School Games Challenges Primary

                            Redditch Schools PE Home activities


                            Working from home useful links

                            https://ttrockstars.com/

                            I have been looking at the scores this evening and a child in our class is answering questions, on average, at 0.65 seconds! WELL DONE ‘Sully Ranks’!   

                            Well done to ‘Beth Shears’; from a starting point of 15.79 to now an average of 4.65 seconds per question!  Don’t forget to challenge your teacher!


                            New link: Free audio story every day by David Walliams

                            https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

                            Please don’t forget to check the Maths home learning links below.  There is a Maths activity daily.  It is VERY good!

                            Year 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                            Year 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                            It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

                            https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

                            English Resources:

                            https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

                            https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

                            Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

                            https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

                            Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

                            https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

                            Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround


                            To all the parents and carers of the children in our class.

                            We will be putting some Maths and English work on this page daily (Monday-Friday) but please also remember to exercise and have some fun. You can draw, paint, create and bake. All of these are crucial to learning. Don’t forget to read as much as you can too!

                            For those that were in last week I have sent home some extra books from our school library and have also resent home the timestable rockstars passwords.

                            https://ttrockstars.com/


                            Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

                            Monday

                            Maths-Before we finished school, we were learning about length, using a ruler to measure with millimetres, centimetres and metres.

                            Here are some length challenge cards for you to try at home. You don’t need to do all of them today but try to do 2 or 3 of the challenges every day this week.

                            measure challenge cards

                             

                             

                            English- This week, at school, we would have been learning about Holy Week. Read or listen to the story of Palm Sunday on the Power Point and then write down at least 5 things you have learnt from the story. Try to draw a story map of the main parts of the story to help you remember it.

                            Extension-write the story in your own words and illustrate it.

                            t-t-19242-palm-sunday-story-powerpoint-_ver_2 (3)

                             

                             

                             

                            Tuesday

                            Maths-Here are some sheets with some measuring problems on. There are 3 sheets and they get harder as you go on. Can you do all 3 of them?

                            1.-WS-Measure-length

                            English On a Tuesday, in English, we usually do our spelling, punctuation and grammar lesson. We have already looked at the possessive apostrophe, but remind yourself about it by having a look at the power point and then try to use it correctly on the sheets. If you can do them all try to make up some of your own.

                            possessive apostrophe (power point)

                            apostrophe table. (sentences to try)

                            Wednesday

                            Maths – Continuing with our unit on length, here are 2 more sheets for you to try. They are all about comparing length.

                            The answers are at the bottom, but don’t look at those until you’ve finished!

                            comparing lengths

                            English/Reading  Today is the 1st of April. It is also called April Fools’ day where people have traditionally played tricks on other people. Read the information and answer the questions. There are 3 texts. the third one is the hardest. Challenge yourself if you can!

                            April fools day comprehension

                            Art/DT/PE These are the lessons we usually have on a Wednesday afternoon. Try to go out in the garden if you have one and do some exercise for 30 minutes. If you haven’t got a garden can you think of some safe PE activities that you can do inside?

                            Here are some templates to make an Easter basket. You will need scissors glue and something to colour with

                            Easter baskets

                             

                            Thursday

                            Maths- Here are some more length problems for you to have a go at. They involves millimetres, centimetres and metres.

                            length problems

                            English- Today, we will continue to hear the story of Holy Week. This is the story of The Last Supper which happened on the Thursday before Jesus died. After going through the power point story, choose a character from the story and write a diary entry pretending to be that character. think about their thoughts and feelings during the supper. Will you be Jesus, a disciple or even Judas?

                            last supper powerpoint

                            Friday

                            Maths- To finish the week let’s do some times tables. On the sheet you need to work out the answer to the multiplication and then colour it in the correct colour from the key above. Don’t forget to do TT Rockstars too. I am looking to see who is challenging me!

                            colour by multiplication

                            English- We finish the week hearing the story of Good Friday- the day that Jesus died. We’ve learnt about the 3 stories of Holy Week this week, so after you’ve looked at todays story, write a recount of what happened during those 3 days. Remember to use chronological order and factual language. You could then illustrate your work and share the story with your family at home.

                            good friday powerpoint

                             Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

                            Monday

                            Maths-Go on a shape hunt to find all the 2D and 3D shapes in your house and garden.  Make a list of these shapes and where you found them.

                            English-Poetry.  Look at the poems below.  Choose your favourite, copy write some of it with joined handwriting, add illustrations and perform it to your family.  Extension: Have a go at writing your own.

                            The Tyger KS2 Handwriting Practice 

                            Wind On The Hill KS2 Handwriting Poems

                            Tuesday

                            Maths-Angles.  Create a right angle finder and find all the right angles in your house. Create a table for all the right angles and those that are not too.

                             NZ2-M-21-Right-Angle-Finders

                            It you find angles smaller than a right angle (90°) they are called acute angles.  Angles between 90° and 180° are called obtuse angles and angles bigger than 180° are called reflex angles.

                            NZ2-M-22-Types-of-Angles-Display-Posters

                            English-Poetry

                            Learn about a different type of poem:  Limericks

                            Limericks Teaching Powerpoint

                            Create your own Limerick at home and use the examples above to help.

                            Wednesday

                            Maths-Symmetry

                            Look at the PowerPoint presentation below

                            #Lesson Presentation Shape Symmetry 

                            Work through these two activities

                            t-n-1281-symmetry-activity-sheet-_ver_3 

                            Activity Sheet Cut and Fold 2D Shapes shape challenges

                            English-Acrostic poems.  Talk about what an acrostic poem is (see examples below) and create an acrostic using the word spring or springtime.  You could even make up your own!  Create them on a piece of paper.  Below is a PowerPoint to explain what an acrostic poem is.

                            t2-e-998-recognise-some-different-forms-of-poetry-acrostics-teaching-powerpoint-_ver_2

                            Thursday-

                            Maths-Perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

                            Look at the PowerPoint first as this explains how to calculate the perimeter.  It suggests column addition at the end, put the children may choose not to do this as they are adding 1-digit numbers and column addition isn’t always the quickest method.  Children can add the numbers mentally.

                            PowerPoint – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

                            Complete the activity below

                            Horizontal Format – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

                            Answers – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

                            English

                            The children will have looked at ‘Tyger Tyger’ by William Blake this week.  The poem and comprehension questions below:

                            T2-E-2108-The-Tyger-Poem-Print-Out

                            Reading Comprehension Activity

                            There are 3 question sheets the most difficult ones are the third set.  (answers are included).

                            Friday-

                            Maths-Have a go at these perimeter challenges. You will need to have completed Thursday’s activities in order to understand and complete these challenges.

                            t2-m-326-shape-problems-challenge-cards-_ver_3

                            English-Create your own poem using the techniques you have learnt this week.  It could be about Spring, school or your favourite animal.

                            We hope that you all manage to have a restful weekend.  The page will be updated Sunday evening ready for Monday.

                            Kind Regards

                            Mrs Jones and the Key Stage 2 Team


                            If your child is off school please find below some useful websites below to help your child;

                            https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

                            https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

                            Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

                            https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

                            Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

                            https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

                            Maths home learning:

                            Year 3: There isn’t any year 3 work on the webpage yet, but please keep checking this link.

                            https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=MzcwMTKxMDQzMDK1BAA&sseid=MzIwMjU2tTA2tgQA&jobid=1c32a879-a500-433c-b41a-efec5108e7f0

                            It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

                            https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

                            Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

                             

                             

                             

                            Work to do at home

                            Writing

                            Write a non-chronological report.  This could be on ‘The Victorians’ (this is the topic we have been studying).  A previous topic we have studied at this year (Egypt or Volcanoes), or something that you enjoy!

                            Reading

                            Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could reread a familiar or favourite book and write a book review or just a summary of the book and give it a rating out of 10.

                            Below is a link to a book review sheet:

                            T2-E-889-In-Depth-Book-Review-Template_ver_2 

                            au-l-061-book-review-activity-sheet-_ver_2

                            Reading comprehension: Click the link below.

                            Roald Dahl Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

                            Maths

                            Choose any number and get the children to write as many facts about the number!  See if they can find/create an unusual fact.

                            Click on the link and try these problems:

                            Day-14-Thursday-19th-March-2020

                            If you have access to a printer, below is a Maths booklet:

                            Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet

                            Don’t forget Times Table Rockstars!

                            https://ttrockstars.com/

                            We will be updating our class blog again next week


                            Welcome to our class page.  

                            Here you will find out what we have been doing in class and any other information that you may need to know.

                            Mrs Jones is the class teacher supported by Mrs Peachey who teaches the class on a Monday and a Wednesday afternoon.

                            The Teaching Assistants who work in the class are Mrs Rollins, Mrs Mills, Mrs Kings and Miss Casey. They work in the class at different times during the day.

                            Reminders

                            PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday in the Spring term. Please make sure your child’s kit is in school including pumps. We will send it home at the end of the half term to be washed.

                            The children are really enjoying learning their times tables using the Times Table Rockstars website. https://ttrockstars.com. We are encouraging the children to practise their times tables regularly now so that they will be ready for the times table test in Year 4. the Multiplication check is a National Test set by the Department for Education.

                            Spring 2 week 3

                            This week we were celebrating Science Week.  The theme of the week was ‘Our diverse planet’. We learnt about the first trip to the Antarctic and we investigated which material would keep them the warmest in the Antarctica. We also made bug hotels to encourage creatures to make their home in our environment.

                            In English, we practised revising and editing our work. We started to learn about the scullery so that we could write an innovated non-chronological report.  

                            In maths, we were looking at statistics and using pictograms bar charts and tables to use and interpret data. They were able to answer some questions about the data.

                            In PE, the children continued to work on their dance based on the scullery, with the music Consider Yourself from Oliver.

                            Spring 2 week 2

                            We’ve had another busy week in St. Martin de Porres class.

                            The week started celebrating Mass that was led by St. Teresa’s class which was lovely.

                            In English this week, we have continued to learn about non chronological reports and have written an imitated version of the class text about a Victorian school room.

                            In maths, the children have continued to add amounts of money and work out change by counting on. They have tried really hard to solve problems involving money. 

                            In geography, they used the laptops to look at maps of Redditch in the Victorian times and how it has changed and why.

                            In RE, children heard the story of the Widow of  Nain as part of the Lent unit. They also wrote their own Act of Contrition prayer.

                            We had a fabulous time on World Book Day. We based all our activities on the book of Peter Pan as we had read it in class. They loved making their own pirate ships in the morning and made their own map of Neverland in the afternoon. We did lots of reading too. We shared books with St. Thomas class in the morning and lots of parents and grandparents came to read with us in the afternoon. Thank you so much if you attended.  (Pictures to follow of World Book Day)

                            Spring 2 Week 1

                            The children came back from half term refreshed and ready to learn.

                            We started the new unit of money in maths and the children were confident when adding amounts of coins together. Thank you to those parents who sent in the new £20 note for us to have a look at in class.

                            In English, we bean to learn our new text which is a non-chronological report based on a Victorian School Room. We are learning the text by using a story map and lots of repetition.

                            In Science, the children began to investigate how sounds were made by using instruments and other resources from around the classroom. They certainly knew how to make loud sounds!

                            In RE, we finished our unit on Reconciliation and we changed our RE table to the colour purple as we have now moved into the season of  Lent. We enjoyed taking part in the Ash Wednesday Mass.

                            Spring 1 Week 5

                            We’ve had an exciting week this week. 

                            In RE we heard the story of The Prodigal Son and the children wrote the story from the Prodigal Son’s point of view. They thought about what this story tells us about forgiveness.

                            On Wednesday, the children thought about the Year of the Word and drew some beautiful pictures depicting stories from Matthew’s Gospel.

                            In art, the children learnt about the artist William Morris. They designed a tile and then printed with it.

                            On Thursday, we visited Hartlebury Castle museum. We visited the school room where we wrote words on a slate and learnt about how children were taught in the Victorian times. We played Victorian games in the playground, such as using a hoop, diablo and stilts. 

                            We also visited the scullery where we learnt about what life was like for boot boys and scullery maids. The children practised washing and ironing, scrubbing the floors, shining shoes and preparing food. They finished by beating the dust out of the rug. It was a very enjoyable day even though it was really cold!

                            In science, the children investigated how to make a simple circuit using batteries, wires and a bulb. They had lots of fun.

                            Spring 1 week 4

                            We’ve had another busy week in St Martin de Porres. 

                            In maths, the children are continuing to work on multiplication and division which they are becoming very confident with. They are also really good at recalling facts from the 4 times table. This is really helping them with their work in the maths unit.

                            In English, we wrote a character description about the Artful Dodger, a character from Oliver Twist. The children had some really good ideas. We also began to plan a diary entry in the style of the Artful Dodger.

                            In Geography, we learned about schoolrooms and sculleries in the Victorian times in preparation for our trip to Hartlebury next Thursday. Please send in payment and consent if this is still outstanding.

                            The children are enjoying their PE lessons. On a Wednesday, they do outdoor PE with Mr Beech from Sports stars and then netball on a Tuesday with Mrs Jones.

                            In RE, the children are working on the unit of Reconciliation and this week they thought about how Jesus forgave Zacchaeus and heard the story of The Prodigal Son.

                            Spring 1 week 3

                            The children have  continued  to enjoy learning about the Victorians this week. In history we wrote a biography about Queen Victoria and in geography we used an atlas to find the countries that were part of the British Empire.

                            The children wrote their imitated diary entry and they all did really well. They had remembered the text brilliantly.  We have been practising using the possessive apostrophe accurately and the children sorted out sentences that were correct and incorrect.

                            In maths we have started to work out multiplication problems using the column method.  We have done it step by step and the children are beginning to understand the method.

                            We also visited the library on Monday and the children did some more research about the Victotrians. 

                            Thank you if you have sent in the outdoor PE kit. The children are playing football outside this half term.  

                            On Thursday, the children took part in some listening activities to practise the listening rules. The rules are sitting still, listening to all the words, staying quiet and looking at the person who is talking. They really enjoyed the activities. 

                            Spring 1 week 2

                            We’ve had another busy week in Year 3.

                            In English, they have been learning a text that was a diary entry that Oliver Twist could have written. They have learnt the text using a story map and making up actions. They will then write this text next week in preparation for them writing their own diary entry. 

                            In maths, we are continuing our multiplication unit. They used facts they already knew to work out more complex problems. For example, if I know 3×4 is 12 then I know that 30×4 is 120.

                            In science, we thought about safely around electricity and designed out own safety posters.

                            In history, we started to learn about the life of Queen Victoria. How many facts can you find out at home about her?

                            Thank you to everyone who has returned the constant form and payment for our trip to Hartlebury Museum on 6th February.

                            We finished the week finding out about Chinese New Year which is on 25th January.  It is the Year of the Rat. The children made Chinese lanterns, dragons and painted cherry blossom trees. They had a lovely day.

                            Spring 1 week 1

                            Happy new year and welcome back to school. We have already been busy this week starting our new topics.

                            In English this week, we have read the Ladybird version of Oliver Twist. The children really enjoyed hearing the story. We have started to think about the features of a diary.

                            In maths we have completed the first part of the multiplication and division topic. In the assessment the children all did really well.

                            In science, the children investigated electronic toys to work out how you make them work and what they do. They had a great afternoon. See the pictures below.

                            In history, we began to think about the Victorians and the children discussed what they already knew about the Victorians.

                            It has also been our RSE week. We have discussed healthy eating, what makes a good friend, how we take care of ourselves and how we are changing. We have had some really good discussions.

                            Thanks to everyone who has been sending in fruit and vegetables for snack time. It’s lovely to see so many children eating healthily.

                            For PE we will be doing some sessions outside so please send your children with a navy tracksuit and trainers if you can. Thank you.

                            **UPDATE** 6.1.20

                            Due to an unforeseen change to the timetable PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion!

                            Spring Term 2020

                            Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas Holiday spending time with your family.

                            This half term, our topic is the Victorians . We will be learning about life in Victorian times and comparing life now to then. In February, we are taking a trip to Hartlebury Museum to find out more about Victorian life.

                            In English, we will be looking at the story of Oliver Twist and writing a variety of diary entries based on the story.

                            We are continuing to practise our multiplication skills in maths so keep going with Times Tables Rockstars. It’s really making a difference to the children’s confidence.

                            In science, the children will be learning about electricity, how to stay safe around electricity and how to construct a simple circuit.

                            Please note the change of PE day from a Wednesday to a Tuesday.

                            Please ensure that book bags are in school everyday. Please sign your child’s diary when they’ve read with you at home so I can see how they are getting on with you.

                            Below are a couple of photos of the last week of term when we had a party and a special visitor

                            Autumn 2 week 6

                            In English this week, it was time to write the end of their disaster story. The children used the plans from last week to write their exciting ending. The children did really well remembering to add fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and paragraphs. The children are now mostly remembering when they should be using full stops and capital letters.

                            We are continuing to use multiplication skills in maths. We had some problem solving lessons where the children had to use what they already knew to solve problems and explain their working out. We continued to practise all our times tables using Times Table Rockstars and the children are getting faster and faster. Some children are now answering in less than 6 seconds! Fantastic work!

                            In science, the children learned about the work of Mary Anning, the fossil hunter. They looked at a variety of fossils before finding out how fossils are formed.

                            In geography we watched a video about people who lived near Mount Vesuvius to try to decide if living near a volcano was a good or a bad thing. Ask your child for their opinion.

                            In RE, the children learnt the story of The Visitation when Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist.

                            The children have also enjoyed learning new Christmas songs this week ready for Mass and Carols round the Chritmas tree next week. They all sang beautifully.

                            Autumn 2 week 5

                            In English this week the children began to plan their own ending for a natural disaster story. They had some really interesting ideas, with most choosing to focus on a hurricane or a forest fire.

                            In maths the children are continuing to recall and use multiplication facts for the 4 times table. They are becoming confident when doing this and are starting to use what they know to solve problems. On Friday, the children had a session on Times Table Rockstars which they loved. They are all becoming extremely competitive and even challenged me. 2 children managed to beat my time! Keep up the good work!

                            In science, the children went in a rock hunt around the school and we were amazed at how many different types of rock we found. We took them back to the classroom to investigate and make a display with.

                            In geography the children are still loving learning about volcanoes. This week, we learnt the difference between composite and shield volanoes. Ask your child which one is which.

                            In art the children are using water colours and will use this technique in the next few weeks to create something to send home at Christmas.

                            In RE we have focused on our Advent theme by making Jesse tree decorations. The decorations depict stories from the Old Testament.

                            Autumn 2 week 4

                            In English this week the children learnt the suffixes er and est and added them to root words such as tall (taller, tallest) small (smaller, smallest) quiet (quieter, quietest). We have still been using the text of Escape from Pompeii to learn about different natural disasters. We have been thinking about how we can show how a character is feeling in a book rather than writing how the are feeling, for example, He moved his heavy legs as he tried somewhere to lie down (to say that they are tired.)

                            In maths, we are still are still learning the multiplication facts for the 4 times table. We have been counting in 4s and reciting the facts such as 4×4=. The children are beginning to learn their tables so keep working hard with the Times Tables Rockstars and see if you can beat Mrs Jones and Mrs Rollins.

                            In Science the children enjoyed investigating a variety of rocks to see if they were waterproof and how strong they were. The children loved it!

                            Autumn 2 week 3

                            In English this week, the children have learnt the homophone there, their and they’re. They have practised putting the correct word into sentences, for example, The children are over there. They put on their coats. They’re going outside. We have also started to innovate the ending of Escape to Popmeii by changing the volcano to a Tsunami.

                            In maths, we have started to learn about multiplication by looking at equal groups, for example 4 equal groups of 3 is 12. We will continue working on the 3, 4 and 8 times table

                            In RE the children have been looking at the different parts of the Mass and focused on the Gospel reading.

                            In Science the children have enjoyed investigating different types of rocks and doing observational drawings of them. In geography we have used an atlas to find volcanoes around the world and have begun to find out how a volcano works.

                            This half term our topic is Disaters! The book that we are reading in our English lessons is called ‘Escape from Pompeii’ which is based on the time Mount Vesuvius erupted. We will also be thinking about other natural disasters and using these as a basis for our writing.

                            KS2 Topic Plan for Autumn 2 2019

                            St Martin de Porres class have settled in really well in Year 3.

                            Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and so far we have looked at a world map to find where Egypt is and we have been finding out all about the different gods.

                            We really enjoyed our trip to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. We looked at lots of different artefacts from Ancient Egypt. We also saw the Staffordshire Hoard and found out about Birmingham through the years.

                            Just a reminder that book bags need to be in every day please and PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday.