Dear parents and pupils,
Can you believe we are in July?! We really appreciate how hard you are working on your learning at home. It has been lovely to be able to speak to some of you about your home learning, the alternative learning tasks you have tried and the hobbies and activities that you have been up to. Keep baking those cakes, bouncing those trampolines and walking those walks!
This week, the reading challenges are all linked to your Scholastic Reading Pro login. We have assigned three books for you all to read and there are quizzes that need to be completed for each. You will need to log in so that you can complete these.
Login here: Scholastic login
Remember, it is your original TT Rockstars login. If you cannot remember this, please leave a message.
The books you will be studying are:
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 in grammar, we would like you to learn when you should use capital letters and what kinds of words use them. Here are some links to help you:
This week in phonics, we are going to look at different letters that all make the or sound. Work with an adult to learn how to spell these words:
Choose the correct homophone for each sentence:
The words you can choose from are:
ate, brake, break, eight, son, sun, their, there, they’re, wear, where
This week, we would like you to think about next year! A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a short document that tells people a little bit about you when you go for jobs. We would like you to write a CV about yourself. What do you like doing? What are your strengths? This could be something you bring in September to tell any new adults that you might be working with a little bit about yourself! Don’t put any personal details on it about where you live but do put on all the interesting bits about what makes you who you are!
This week we are trying mission H.
Here is your 2nd revision tasks about plants and their life cycles. Each statement or task can be accompanied by a labelled diagram to demonstrate your understanding.
What is recycling?
When something is recycled it is reused or turned into something else. Materials such as glass, metal and paper are quite easy to recycle and certain types of plastic are too.
Objects that aren’t recycled, such as things that go in the rubbish, are taken to landfill sites. These are places where rubbish gets buried and left to rot away and biodegrade.
Here’s Su Venir with a video about plastics and their affect on our planet:
Try Su’s quiz and this activity:
Find objects from around your home that include the following materials: plastic, cardboard, paper, wood, felt, newspaper, different metals, glass, ceramic.
Use the following categories to sort them:
natural or manufactured
biodegrades or does not biodegrades
can be recycled or cannot be recycled
What do you notice? Can you and your family make any changes?
Make a poster persuading people to reduce the amount of plastic they use and encouraging them to recycle as much as possible.
Computers and on-line safety:
Here is the latest activity pack:
Here is a BBC Bitesize article about online sources:
Creative: Music and Feeling
How does it make you feel?
By changing elements of music, you can change the mood of a song.
Songs can make you feel different emotions. Some songs make you feel happy or excited, while others make you feel sad or scared.
These feelings come from how the song is composed, the instruments used and how performers play them.
Think about how your favourite songs make you feel. Listen again and see if you can spot what is causing those feelings. Write down the name of your favourite song and tell explain how it makes you feel and why. It might make you feel different things throughout the song.
You can try doing the same with other songs – maybe song that you haven’t heard before!
Here’s a fun new exercise video for you to try, based on characters from Super Mario! How long can you Yoshi?
Try and do 30 minutes of something active a day. Remember, you can use these sites to help:
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;
Recommendations and requests:
After the task set last week, MN makes the following book review recommendation:
“I would recommend Rat Burger a book about a little girl that secretly has a pet rat called Armitage. Burt the burger seller sells burgers little do they know there’s rats in the burgers.” MN 3TC
Through our phone calls, we have had some recommendations from some pupils.
Science experiments to try at home – some fun ideas using things you might have at home already
Horrible Histories games – a fun and challenging game, that has history facts too!
The maths factor with Carol Vorderman (Please note that this is a paid site)
We have had a request from JO and IO for some links about division:
Look how big the stone snake has grown! If you would like to add to it, please come to the main school door and pop your painted pebble in the box, or place it in the bark. Remember not to touch any other stones and to wash your hands afterwards.
Bellinge campus snake
Ecton Brook campus snake
We love reading the comments you leave on the blog and we’d love to hear how you get on with this week’s tasks. Don’t forget – you can always do your own home learning activities. We know lots of you have work books or websites that you have been using to keep your brains active. And there are always books to read and times tables to to learn!
love and best wishes,
The Year 3 team.