Dear parents and children,
We hope that this post finds you well. We have loved hearing your stories of what you have been learning and doing during lockdown. Many of you can now ride a bike, tell the time, bake a cake, put up a tent, ride a skateboard or a scooter and even do flips on a trampoline! Lots of you have been doing work from the blog and we would like to thank you for all of your recommendations for the library. David Baddiel and David Walliams seem to be firm favourites!
Stone snake. Many of you have been bringing stones to add to our magnificent snakes. Look at the size of them now!
As with last 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, we would like you to learn when to use was and were correctly in past tense. We would like you to also learn when to use a or an in a sentence. Can you work out the rule for each?
This week in phonics, we are going to look at different letters that all make the ee sound. Work with an adult to learn how to spell these words:
(This is continued from last week)
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!
Here is a list of words than can be shortened into contractions using an apostrophe. Remember that the apostrophe ‘ takes the place of the letter or letters that have been removed.
Turn the words into their contracted form. Then try to write a sentence for each one.
This week we are trying mission I.
This week, you will be creating your own knowledge organiser to show all the information you have learned about plants and their lifecycles. There is an example below but you can choose to present your information however you like. You may even choose to make a small booklet on the subject. Good luck!
This week you will be learning about tessellation. Look it up to see what it means – there are some examples above. Below are some instructions on how to create your own tessellations. Be as creative as you can and enjoy!
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)
Mr Bridge went on a course and was recommended this (We know that some activities might not be suitable at present but maybe something to think of over the summer:
We know now that we will not see many of you until September. Please rest assured that we have told your new teachers about all the great things you can do. We know that you may be worrying about returning to school but we will be in your areas and there will be plenty of faces that you know. Enjoy the activities that we have set this week and don’t forget, take plenty of photographs to show us and your new teachers.
Best wishes from the Year 3 team.