Home Learning w/b 18.5.20

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all ok and continuing with the brilliant effort you have made so far. I have had lots of great messages telling/showing me what you have been getting up to. Lots of you have been enjoying learning about the link between the Mayans and chocolate 🙂

Following our school maths learning programme ‘White Rose’, each week I will be posting activities and resources that link to the Summer term plan. We will be continuing with this plan when we return in September. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This week is week 5 (18.5.20) – Fractions
Lesson 1 – Unit and non-unit fractions 2019
Lesson 2 – Making the whole 2019
Lesson 3 – Tenths 2019
Lesson 4 – Count in tenths 2019

Times tables.
For those of you continuing with the Times Tables challenge booklet – here is the next one. Booklet 14

This week:
I would like the children to continue accessing the Maths and Literacy activities on Education city. They could also complete any of the activities from the Mayan grid.
MAYANS

BT have teamed up with some famous faces to share a range of’Tech tips’to think about while learning/working at home. There is an ‘online safety’ video shared by Rochelle and Marvin Humes that might be useful for parents/carers and the children to look at. https://www.bt.com/tech-tips?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImPinnvS96QIVhO7tCh0xWAavEAAYASAAEgIpAvD_BwE

Again, please continue to keep me updated and enjoy the week.
Miss Taylor.

Home learning Wb 11/5/

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all ok and enjoyed the message (video) that we created for you. We are looking forward to getting back to school and seeing you all when we can 🙂
Thank you so much for the wonderful messages and photos that I have been sent over the past week. I have loved seeing what you have been doing. I am really pleased that so many of you have got stuck into our new topic of the Mayans and have created some great work.

This week:
I would like the children to continue accessing the Maths and Literacy activities on Education city. They could also complete any of the activities from the Mayan grid.
MAYANS

Please continue to practice the times tables songs – perhaps this week focus on the 9s – some of you will remember the little tips and tricks we learnt to help remember the 9 times tables.
Here is booklet 13 for those wanting to continue with the daily times tables challenge. Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice 13 Booklet

For any Harry Potter fans (I know we have a few in Class 3) Over the next few weeks, different famous faces will be sharing videos of themselves reading chapters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. Can you guess who might read first? https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Also Trentham Monkey Forest have created some brilliant home learning resources – I have attached the link to their page. Home learning activities – Monkey Forest

Please continue to send me messages to keep in touch 🙂
See you soon, Miss Taylor

School activities

We had a great day today!

We built a big obstacle course in the hall which the children designed and helped set up. They worked hard to beat their times each time they went round.

We also did some chalk pictures and played outside.

Miss Taylor



Home learning Wb 4/5/20

Hi all,
Wow, another week has flown by already! I have had lots of messages and pictures of what you have been doing at home. I have particularly enjoyed hearing about the different skills that your parents/carers have been teaching you – some of you have been learning to tie shoelaces, learning different languages and learning how to cook. I can’t wait to see all of the things you have learnt/created when you come back to school.

This week:
I would like the children to continue accessing the Maths and Literacy activities on Education city. They could also complete any of the activities from the Mayan grid.
MAYANS

Please continue to practice the times tables songs – perhaps this week focus on the 6s and 7s as we seem to get a little stuck with these ones.
Here is booklet 12 for those wanting to continue with the daily times tables challenge. Booklet 12

Literacy task
If the children would like an extra activity they could complete a book review of a book they have read recently or of their favourite book. I have attached two template options that can be printed or to be used as a guide to create their own.
Book review 1
Book review 2

Computing
I have been showing my daughter how to code and create games on ‘Scratch’ while we have been at home. Scratch is a free programming website where you can play and create interactive stories, animations and games.
There are lots of tutorials on the website with step by step instructions of how to make a range of games and animations. I have also attached a ‘Scratch skills sheet’ showing the basic controls. I am sure the children will have lots of fun having a go at coding their own games.
Scratch control sheet

Enjoy this week and please continue to keep me updated 🙂
Miss Taylor

Home Learning Wb 27/4/20

Hi all,
I hope you have all had a good week, thank you to those who emailed to let me know what you have been getting up to. Lots of you have been working hard, playing in your gardens, supporting Key workers with beautiful artwork and keeping in touch with your friends and family by writing letters.

Home Learning this week:
I would like the children to continue accessing the tasks on Education city and choosing activities from the Mayan grid. I would love to see any of the work that they create – you can send it to taylor.j@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

Mr Verling has posted a writing competition onto the website – it is called ‘ Our Shropshire Stories’ https://www.learningthroughlanguage.co.uk/competition. It is inviting children to write a short story of no more than 500 words, using one of twelve Shropshire place-names as their inspiration.

Times Tables Practice
In school, the children had been completing a daily times tables challenge booklet. I have attached booklet 11 if they would like to have a go at it. Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice 11 Booklet

Please continue to keep in touch. Enjoy yourselves and stay safe.
Miss Taylor.

Home Learning Wb 20/4/20

I hope you are all managing to relax a little and enjoy some of the lovely weather. I know it is a difficult time and I would love to know what you have all been getting up to. Please feel free to send me a message to taylor.j@shawburystmarys.co.uk to let me know how you are getting on.

I have set lots of activities on Education City that the children can have a go at.

There are so many useful websites and free activities that have been created for this difficult period. Here are the links to some of them:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Topic:
We would have been starting the topic ‘The Mayans’ this term. The Maya tribes were discovered in Central America around 4000 years ago and introduced exciting things like writing, chocolate and football to the modern world. I have attached a Mayan activity grid with tasks that link to the topic and other areas of the curriculum. The children could choose 1 or two to complete each week.
MAYANS

Maths:
We use White Rose maths in school.The children could choose some activities to complete from the the White Rose website or Education City.
The children have been learning the rolling numbers songs to learn their times tables – here is the link for them to practice https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jf2BHuSbt_Y

Literacy and Reading:
I would encourage the children to continue to read as much as possible. David Walliams is also providing free daily audio stories https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses . There are lots of Literacy activities on Education City and on the Mayan activity grid. Perhaps this week the children could research and practice the Mayan’s writing system?
Spelling:
I have attached the Year 3/4 Spelling word list. The children could choose a few to learn and practice each week.
Word list 2

Science:
Our summer science topic is plants. Could the children identify, draw and label any plants from their garden?

PE:Joe Wicks PE sessions: Monday – Friday

I hope this is helpful and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Miss Taylor 🙂

Class 3

Can I please remind Class 3 that we need plastic bottles (500ml if possible) for one of our activities on the STEM day this Thursday. We need enough bottles for each child in the class so any extra bottles (with lids) would be really helpful.

Thank you 🙂

Spellings 9.3.20

The 6 high frequency spellings that we are going to focus on this week are: how, height, length, both, interest and some.

We are also focussing on the ‘sh’ sound when it is spelt with a ‘ch’.

This includes words such as- chef, charade, chalet, chute, machine, brochure and parachute.

Please take the time to practice this spelling rule with your child/children at home throughout the week.

Thank you for your continued support.