Dear children and parents,
Sadly, the weather hasn’t been as good this week but we hope that you are keeping well. Some of you have already received phone calls but if you have not yet heard from us, we will be calling in the forthcoming weeks just to see how you are getting on and if there is anything we can do to help.
We have heard that many of you are using the scholastic resources and would like to encourage you to continue to do so. This week, we would like you to have a look at the Book Trust’s 100 books children should read list:
Are there any that you would like to read? We have many of these titles in school so we would like you to compile a top ten list that you might want to borrow when we return to school.
Scholastic reading resources: We know that many of you have already taken up this opportunity but if not, there is still plenty of time to log into Scholastic Reading Library online. This allows you to access lots of different books on their website. We would like you to try hard to login to this at least three times in the week. We have sent an email of instructions to your grown ups and they can also read about it here.
This week is all about questions. What do you know about writing questions already? Are there any specific words and punctuation that is needed? have a look at these links:
As we have covered all the letters and sounds in phonics, we would like the children to continue to practice everything we have posted in previous weeks. This site provides additional lessons, interactive resources and worksheets (Though it is not necessary to print these as you can use the interactive elements) to help move children to apply phonics into their spelllings/
Don’t forget, you can still use your old favourite sites too!
Here are all the words you are expected to know by the end of year 4. How many do you know already? Pick 5 words you find tricky to spell and use the strategies from spelling lessons to help you learn them.
Possible strategies: pyramid, word shapes, rainbow words, Read, Say, Cover, Write, Check, underline/highlight sounds or tricky parts, stomping, clapping
This week, we are going to return to persuasion. Imagine that a local business is running a competition to win £1000. All you have to do is to write in exactly 200 words why you should win it and what you will spend it on!
We hope you enjoyed last week’s treasure hunt. Here is another to seek out:
This week’s maths skill is a learning challenge. we would like you to learn the tests of divisibility for as many tables as you can (Don’t worry too much about the 7s, 11s or 12s just try your best!)
This week do some research about the pollination process. Complete the sentences below using the word bank to help you.
Have a look at Su Venir’s latest video about maps and their symbols.
Here is the key to Su’s map, but some of the information is missing. Fill in the symbol or word.
What symbols would you use on a map to show…
a shop a hospital a garage a forest a lighthouse
What do you think these symbols mean?
Which of these hills would you prefer to climb? Why?
Computers and on-line safety:
Have a look at the BBC Bitesize lesson about the internet and how search engines work.
Here is the link to Think u Know lesson 5
This week, why not try this fun workout:
Try and do 30 minutes of something active a day. Remember, you can use these sites to help:
Create your own soundtrack at home. Don’t worry if you have no instruments, you can use you voice, body or objects from your house.
If you would like some additional learning, BBC bitesize has also released daily lessons. This may be of use if you would like further activities;
Here’s hoping we have a nice mixture of sunny days and rainy evenings so the plants can grow and we get to have fresh air too! We are still missing you lots and thinking of you often. We look forward to speaking to you and catching up with all you have been doing!
from The Year 3 team