World Book Day Zoom

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This Thursday is World Book Day, in school we will be dressing up as our favourite book characters, please feel free to join our Zoom call dressed up as your favourite book character too so we can share some of this day together 🙂

I have organised a world book day quiz for the Zoom (as long as we have no technological issues) so get yourselves ready, there may be some prizes available…

Here is the invitation, please remember to stay on mute when you enter the Zoom so that we can hear each other as fairly as possible. Look forward to seeing you all for our last Zoom call before you are all back in the classroom 🙂

J Taylor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Class 3 World Book Day
Time: Mar 4, 2021 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 920 1121 4510
Passcode: Class31

Home learning – Foundation subjects and Science – Wb 1/3/21

We are carrying on with our ‘Remarkable Romans topic this half term so the children can continue to choose tasks from their Roman activity grid (as little or often as they would like) to complete alongside their daily home learning lessons (Maths/Literacy/Foundation/Science)– The tasks on this grid are ‘optional extras’ for the children to do while they are at home, as normally I would be sending this grid home as homework. Here is the link to the ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID

As well as the Roman activity grid, I will still continue to post foundation subject and Science lessons for the children to choose from during the week.  At school, we would normally do Maths and Literacy in the morning and then a foundation subject or Science in the afternoon.

Free Toddlers Exercising Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryPE : Joe Wicks is doing new online PE lessons again during this ‘lockdown’ that will be available on his Youtube channel –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ The children can join in with these daily or weekly.

Also Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute activity games to get children moving – these are linked to popular Disney films and will count towards the children’s recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups Science | Brierley Hill Primary SchoolScience : The Science topic for the next few weeks is ‘Light’. Here is the next lesson for this unit on Oak Academy – This lesson looks at reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses and different types of reflection. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

arts and crafts clipart - Clip Art LibraryArt & Design: Please choose a creative Arts or design activity from the Romans activity grid or the children at school have been researching, designing and will be creating a miniature Roman chariot, perhaps the children at home would like to do this too?

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PSHE: The topic for PSHE this half term is ‘Emotions’. If you haven’t already, watching the film ‘inside out’ may be a good way to begin this topic.

This lesson is mostly about having a discussion with your child/children or between siblings about positive emotions and encouraging each other to think positively when things get a little difficult. Positivity is one of our whole school values so we aim for the children to adopt a ‘can do’ approach to learning and life skills. 

The children can have a go at creating a ‘positivity spin wheel’ if they would like to, see template – Positivity spin wheel

 

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History: – This half term, the home learning History lessons will focus on the Romans. 

This week’s lesson is explores some of the reasons of how the Roman army became so successful. The Romans were protective, and wanted to keep what was theirs, theirs and what wasn’t theirs, theirs.

I would love to see what the children create, please send any work to Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home learning – Literacy – Wb 1/3/21

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For the next few weeks, our Literacy lessons will be based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii‘. A story about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii in AD 79. Only recently, archaeologists have discovered a written inscription in Italy that suggests this memorable eruption happened around October 24th, rather than the once thought, 24th of August. How exciting to have found new evidence from such a long time ago! Here is a video of the story being read aloud, please watch the video at the beginning of Tuesday’s lesson .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=506haO6kYzg 

The story’s main characters are children named Livia and Tranio who lived in Pompeii. Although the characters are fictional, the tale is based on truth and tells the tale of what people living in Pompeii may have experienced on the day that the ‘gentle mountain’ erupted.

Monday – To plan the layout of my newspaper report 

Last week, the Literacy lessons were based on exploring newspaper reports and planning a newspaper report based on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the city of Pompeii in AD 79.

Following on from the planning of report paragraphs last Thursday, today’s lesson is to plan the layout of the report, including headings and subheadings.

Using this template – Newspaper report template you  need to:

  • Come up with a name for your newspaper (something that relates to Pompeii, Italy, volcanoes for example ‘ The daily Pompeii’
  • Decide on a catchy headline that would draw readers in. Reporters tend to use a range of writing techniques such as exaggeration (hyperbole) and alliteration (words beginning with the same letter) in their headings to catch the eye of the reader. Eg ‘Vicious volcano Vesuvius destroys city’ or ‘The gentle mountain turns into a deadly disaster’ 
  • Add subheadings to the template to show where each of your paragraphs will go.  The paragraphs of information must be in CHRONOLOGICAL (time) order as this is a key feature in newspaper reports. Remember, subheadings must link to the paragraph’s content to give the reader an idea about what the paragraph will be about. E.g ‘A terrifying eyewitness account’ as a subheading must then lead to a paragraph that includes an eye witness account.

 

Tuesday –  LO: To write my newspaper report about Mount Vesuvius 

Using the report template that was started yesterday,(which should now have a Newspaper name, main heading and subheadings on it) the task today is to write your newspaper report onto the template.

Use your planned paragraphs from last week to ‘fill’ in the report template. Remember that there should be an introduction paragraph at the start of the report that includes ‘when, where, who and what’ information about what the report is about (eruption of Vesuvius). The rest of the paragraphs in the report should be in chronological order to tell the reader what happened when.

 

Wednesday – LO: To edit my Newspaper report 

Editing and proofreading is a very important part of the writing process, especially if you were a real newspaper reporter, you would want to make sure your report was perfect before it got published in a newspaper !

Follow these steps to edit your newspaper report:

  • Proof-read your newspaper report – proofreading means to read through and check for any errors in your text such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and checking that your sentences make sense and you haven’t missed or repeated any words.
  • Edit your report to improve it – You may have already done some editing during the proofreading step but take the time to go back over your report to check your spellings and see if you could improve any of the words that you have used. For example, could you change any adjectives to make them more powerful? Could you add any extra detail that would make it more interesting for the reader? Do your subheadings link to your paragraphs?

 

Thursday – LO: To finish my newspaper report 

Today your newspaper report should be finished ! Proofread it one more time to check for any errors.

Then, use this newspaper feature tick list –  Features of a newspaper report.to check that you have included all the correct features that need to be included in a newspaper report – If you have missed any, can you add them in? 

Finish your report with a picture that is relevant to the report, perhaps a picture of Mount Vesuvius erupting or a picture of what Pompeii looks like now. Remember to add who the report was written by (you) if you haven’t already. Well done, you are finished ! Please send me your reports so I can have a look at them 🙂

Friday

Friday’s lessons every week will be for Free writing (children’s choice of how and what to write about) –  They could write a poem, story, recipe, list, diary etc. If any children would like a writing focus and haven’t completed them all already, then they can choose a Literacy task from their ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID.

Spellings – If you would like to continue with spelling practice at home, I will attach our spelling words – Year_3_Term_2B_Spelling_Overview[1]for this term.Free Book Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryReading It is world book day this Thursday (4th March) and I would like to encourage you to dress up at home as your favourite book character and join our Zoom call on Thursday so that we can share some of this day together (The invitation for the Zoom call will be posted later this week).

Until then, you could have a go at some of these book related challenges:

  • Turn an everyday object from home into a character or object from one of your favourite stories (for example, a pebble could become Harry Potter, or a wooden spoon could become the BFG)
  • Redesign the front cover of your favourite book – you can use this front cover template if you would like to – Design a book cover

Again, please send any work that the children complete or if you have any questions, please email Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home learning – Maths – Wb 1/3/21

Maths home learning will continue to follow the ‘White Rose’ maths scheme that we use at school. The daily ‘lessons’ will continue to follow the objectives that the children would be covering at school so that they can continue developing and gaining confidence in their mathematical skills.  Each lesson includes a teaching video and a worksheet that can be downloaded and printed if preferred.

This week in maths is the start of our statistics unit. As all children will be returning to school next week, please try to encourage them to complete these maths tasks so that they will be able to make connections in their learning when they continue with statistics back at school.

 

Monday- Learning objective: To use a tally counting system (recap – Yr 2) 

Video introduction- https://vimeo.com/500377891

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Make-tally-charts-2019.pdf 

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Make-tally-charts-2019.pdf

 

TuesdayLearning objective: To draw pictograms (recap – Yr 2) 

Video introduction –https://vimeo.com/500379996 

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO4-Draw-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

Answers –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS4-Draw-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

 

Wednesday- Learning objective: To interpret pictograms (recap- Yr 2) 

Video introduction-https://vimeo.com/500378019

Worksheet – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Interpret-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

Answers- https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Interpret-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

 

Thursday – Learning objective: To draw bar charts 

There is no worksheet for today, just an activity video – https://vimeo.com/501677687

 

Friday 

ArithmeticY3-Arithmetic-Half-Test-5b[1] when this is finished, the children can mark it with an adult and correct any mistakes that they made.

Welcome back

Welcome back after half term, I hope you all managed to have a restful break and got to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine that we had!

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I look forward to seeing some of you back in Class 3 today and hopefully it won’t be much longer until we will all be back at school together. I am so proud of all the children whether they have been at home or in school !

Until we have more news regarding the reopening of schools, I will continue to post home learning lessons for Maths, Literacy, Science and a selection of foundation subjects onto the website for the children to do while they are still at home. I had some fantastic work sent to me last half term, please continue to keep me updated at class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

I have arranged a Zoom ‘catch up’ call for this Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm. Hope to see you all there 🙂 here is the invitation:

J Taylor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Class 3 Catch up
Time: Feb 25, 2021 01:30 PM Pacific Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 936 5538 1056
Passcode: Class31

Home Learning – Literacy – Wb 22/2/21

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For the next few weeks, our Literacy lessons will be based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii‘. A story about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii in AD 79. Only recently, archaeologists have discovered a written inscription in Italy that suggests this memorable eruption happened around October 24th, rather than the once thought, 24th of August. How exciting to have found new evidence from such a long time ago! Here is a video of the story being read aloud, please watch the video at the beginning of Tuesday’s lesson .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=506haO6kYzg 

The story’s main characters are children named Livia and Tranio who lived in Pompeii. Although the characters are fictional, the tale is based on truth and tells the tale of what people living in Pompeii may have experienced on the day that the ‘gentle mountain’ erupted.

Monday – Handwriting lesson 

To start the week, I would like the children at home to write about an event that they have experienced that was memorable to them. Perhaps the birth of a younger sibling, getting a new pet, or a special day they’ve had. The focus of today’s lesson is to practice handwriting skills whilst writing about a past event (this links to our Literacy for the next few weeks). Here is a handwriting sheet template that you can download and print for the children to write on if preferred –Handwriting sheet

Please remind the children that ascending letters (letters taller than others in the alphabet e.g h, t, k, b, d ) should reach the top red line on the handwriting paper and descending letters ( letters that have ‘hanging tails’ below the writing line, e.g y, p, g) should reach the bottom red line on the handwriting paper.

 

Tuesday –  LO: To identify the key events in the story 

Task – After watching the video version of ‘Escape from Pompeii’ use this template Main events template (or create your own) to create a story mountain that identifies the main events. I have added some question prompts on the template to help you think about what happened in each part of the story. You can use short sentences or bullet points to fill in the Story mountain.

 

Wednesday – LO:  To identify the features of a chronological newspaper report 

Task – today’s task is for the children to identify and write a list of the features of a chronological (in time order) newspaper report. This is so that they know what to include when they write their own report next week about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It would be great if the children had access to a newspaper to look at and see what is included in this style of text. Here are some examples to look at if a real newspaper is unavailable – DragonsSlimeVolcano

Here are the features that the children should identify from the newspaper reports, they may need support to recognise and find these features. They could use it to ‘tick off’ features as they spot them in the newspaper reports  Features of a newspaper report

 

Thursday – LO: To plan the chronological paragraphs for my newspaper report 

The children need to imagine that they are a reporter who has just gone to Pompeii after the eruption to find out what happened and get reports from any eye witnesses. 

Task: today’s task is for the children to plan each paragraph that they will use in their newspaper report. They should use the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and their main events mountain from Tuesday’s lesson to help them with the information that they will need to include. There is also some information here – Vesuvius about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that may be useful.

Here is the planning template for the children to use to plan their paragraphs – Paragraph planning template – I have included some prompts of what should/could be included in each paragraph.

Friday

Friday’s lessons every week will be for Free writing (children’s choice of how and what to write about) –  They could write a poem, story, recipe, list, diary etc. If any children would like a writing focus and haven’t completed them all already, then they can choose a Literacy task from their ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID.

Spellings – If you would like to continue with spelling practice at home, I will attach our spelling words – Year_3_Term_2B_Spelling_Overview[1]for this term.Free Book Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryReading I would encourage the children to continue reading as much as they can while they are at home (however I understand it may be a little more difficult at the moment). I posted a reading challenge on Friday for the children to complete over the next few weeks if they would like to, I thought it might give them a bit of motivation to continue reading 🙂 I have also attached some useful comprehension questions for adults to ask their child/children as they read to develop their understandingReading questions

Again, please send any work that the children complete or if you have any questions, please email Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home Learning- Foundation subjects and Science – Wb 22/2/21

We are carrying on with our ‘Remarkable Romans topic this half term so the children can continue to choose tasks from their Roman activity grid (as little or often as they would like) to complete alongside their daily home learning lessons (Maths/Literacy/Foundation/Science)– The tasks on this grid are ‘optional extras’ for the children to do while they are at home, as normally I would be sending this grid home as homework. Here is the link to the ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID

As well as the Roman activity grid, I will still continue to post foundation subject and Science lessons for the children to choose from during the week.  At school, we would normally do Maths and Literacy in the morning and then a foundation subject or Science in the afternoon.

Free Toddlers Exercising Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryPE : Joe Wicks is doing new online PE lessons again during this ‘lockdown’ that will be available on his Youtube channel –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ The children can join in with these daily or weekly.

Also Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute activity games to get children moving – these are linked to popular Disney films and will count towards the children’s recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups Science | Brierley Hill Primary SchoolScience : The Science topic for the next few weeks is ‘Light’. Here is the first lesson for this unit on Oak Academy – You will need a piece of paper and a pencil https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-light-c4w30d

arts and crafts clipart - Clip Art LibraryArt & Design: Please choose a creative Arts or design activity from the Romans activity grid or the children at school have been researching, designing and will be creating a miniature Roman chariot, perhaps the children at home would like to do this too?

Miss Parker has also posted a ‘tableau’ activity on the website encouraging children at home to create ‘a living picture’ using fabrics/props of something that links with each year group’s topic, so for us it would be the Romans.  Please see Miss Parker’s ‘Art Day’ post to see an example of what you could create. Please email any completed tableau pictures to me by the 25th of February 🙂

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PSHE: The topic for PSHE this half term is ‘Emotions’. Watching the film ‘inside out’ may be a good way to begin this topic or by getting the children to have a go at guessing the emotion in the following clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkyKyVFnSs

Begin this lesson with a discussion about emotions, ask the children what do they think an emotion is? Encourage the children to talk about the different emotions they have experienced (if they would like to) and any others that we can feel. What situations trigger which emotions? e.g worried before coming back to school, or for an interview etc.

Task – Design an Emoji (see template) – the children could design a new emotion or create an emoji for an existing emotion.

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History: – This half term, the home learning History lessons will focus on the Romans. The first lesson in this unit is to explore the legend of twin brothers Romulus and Remus and the tale of how Rome was founded. Have a look at this Romulus and Remus comic strip and then create your own to retell the story of Romulus and Remus – you can use one of these templates if you would like to – Comic strip template

I would love to see what the children create, please send any work to Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home Learning – Maths – Wb 22/1/21

Maths home learning will continue to follow the ‘White Rose’ maths scheme that we use at school. The daily ‘lessons’ will continue to follow the objectives that the children would be covering at school so that they can continue developing and gaining confidence in their mathematical skills.  Each lesson includes a teaching video and a worksheet that can be downloaded and printed if preferred.

This week’s lessons are based on money. 

 

Monday- Learning objective: To add amounts of money 

Video introduction:https://vimeo.com/498286318 

Worksheet – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO3-Add-money-2019.pdf

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS3-Add-money-2019.pdf

 

TuesdayLearning objective: To subtract amounts of money 

Video introduction –https://vimeo.com/498297373

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO4-Subtract-money-2019.pdf

Answers – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS4-Subtract-money-2019.pdf

 

Wednesday- Learning objective: To work out remaining change amounts 

Video introduction-https://vimeo.com/499227948

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Give-change-2019.pdf

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Give-change-2019.pdf

 

Thursday – Learning objective: To add/subtract amounts of money from a ‘budget’

Today’s task is a money challenge to design a theme park/beach front or a spring fair.  Both challenges require lots of ‘money skills’ such as budgeting, spending, calculating totals and working out remaining amounts. The children can choose Challenge 1 or challenge 2 (or both if they would like) from this sheet to complete – Theme park and spring fair challenge

Both challenges require careful addition and subtraction of money amounts, the children may find using number lines helpful to add total spends and subtract from their remaining budget amount. I look forward to seeing the design that spends the least amount of money from their budget, but still includes the essential items and perhaps some extras.. Have fun ! 

Friday 

ArithmeticY3-Arithmetic-Half-Test-5a[1] when this is finished, the children can mark it with an adult and correct any mistakes that they made.

Half Term Competition

Having a sister that works at Samuel Wood means I get to know about an exciting competition that the children could do over half term! Please have a look at the information below if you’d like your child to enter (copied from their social media site).

I hope you are all having a lovely half term!

Kind regards

Mrs Edwards

As promised, we have ANOTHER half term competition for you!

This one requires a little more audience participation though…well from the kids at least!

What we want, is for them to design their DREAM house. We’re talking slides for stairs, swimming pool in the bathroom 🏊‍♀️ chocolate fountain in the kitchen 🍫, you get the picture.

So the prize:

▶️ A £25 gift voucher for Smyths

▶️ PLUS the winning drawing will feature as our cover picture

▶️ AND on our website

▶️ AND on display in all of our branches windows!

Designs need to be drawn LANDSCAPE please and emailed to shrewsbury@samuelwood.co.uk by Friday the 19th of February with the child’s name and age on it. The competition is open to ALL school aged children and the winner will be chosen by our Director’s.

Like and share so we can get as many wonderful entries as possible!

BEST OF LUCK 🍀

 

 

Half Term

A huge well done to all of the children in Class 3 (and parents/carers too!) for making it to half term, you did it ! 🙂 It has definitely been an interesting start to 2021…

The work that has been sent to me over the last few weeks has been brilliant, everyone at home is doing the very best they can and it has been lovely to see what the children have been managing to do while they have been at home.

I have put together a small selection of some of the work (see below) that I have been sent over the last few weeks. Please continue to keep me updated with what the children are getting up to at home and please keep sending me their work to have a look at to class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk 

Class 3’s work from home

I apologise that we haven’t had chance to organise a Zoom catch up for this week, I will arrange one for the first week back after half term 🙂 

There won’t be any home learning set over the half term so ENJOY. Have a restful break and I look forward to seeing you all very soon hopefully. 

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Take care,

Miss Taylor