Ladybird Return to School!

Good morning everyone 🙂

I hope you are all okay and are enjoying your last day of home learning!

There will be no homework this week and we will look at the spellings in class next week. So please enjoy your weekend and relax ready for the return to school.

The routine in Ladybird class will be the same as it was before Christmas, please reassure your children of this over the next few days and if there are any worries from either yourselves or your children please drop me an email and I will be happy to discuss these with you. The day will start at 8.40am and finish at 3pm.

Reading books will be issued the 2nd week back (w/c 15th March) and will follow the same routine as before, issued on a Monday, back in on a Friday. If you could please send in your child’s reading record on Monday so we have them in school ready for the next week that would be brilliant.

PE is now on a Tuesday, we are very lucky to have PassMaster in delivering exceptional PE lessons. Please make sure your child comes to school on a Tuesday in PE kit with appropriate outerwear.

I am really looking forward to having the children back in class and cannot wait to see all the smiley faces on Monday morning.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to ALL of the parents, carers and children of Ladybird class, the past few weeks have been far from easy but the work ethic, the commitment and the support has been phenomenal and it has been a pleasure to look at all of the emails and see all of the super home learning that has been taking place.

See you all on Monday morning!

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt 🙂

Friday 5th March – Home learning

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Thank you all so much for your participation in the world book day zoom, you were all fabulous. There were some brilliant stories shared, thank you :).

The tasks for Friday are as follows:

Phonics 

Today the recapping sound is /a-e/ ‘make a cake’

Grab a pencil and join in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtZxme7iic

phoneme spotter a-e

Maths – Arithmetic Quiz 

Please complete the quiz below, do it on your own and then go through the answers with an adult at home. Check it, fix it or tick it with a coloured pencil and then let me know how you get on!

Spring Test 3

Literacy – Newspaper report. 

Can you please finish off your newspaper reports from Wednesday. Add the last few details, the picture, the caption and go back through and make sure nothing can be improved or edited! 🙂

Handwriting 

Please see attached the handwriting sheets for this week. If you cannot print them, just give it your best shot.

joining to and from letter c

extension – joining to and from c

PSHE – keeping safe ‘stranger danger’

Look through the presentation below all about keeping safe outside and stranger danger! You all did really well the fire safety last week so I know you will be brilliant.

Stranger danger is really important – so please take time to look through the presentation.

keeping safe around strangers presentation

I would like you to make a poster, bright and colourful, about how to keep safe. Draw lots of pictures, add key words and use a bold title.

Golden time 

Enjoy some down time, some relaxation and a well deserved break from all of the hard work. You all need some time to get your school bags packed and ready for Monday! I cannot wait to see all your happy smiley faces when we meet again on Monday morning :). See you bright and early!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt.

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
https://zoom.us/j/93655381056?pwd=bkF3NnExYWNuVDlSWU82OUNpazhKZz09

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

Friday 12th February – Home Learning.

Hello everyone 🙂

How are you all? Have you had a nice week? Can you all believe it that we have made it to the end of the term! It has been a crazy few weeks but I am so proud of each and everyone of you.

Today the tasks are as follows:

Phonics

I would like you to recap the sounds we have done this week and then play a game of phonics bingo with someone at home. I would also like you to write me 4 sentences.

  • A sentence containing the /ai/ sound
  • A sentence containing the /ur/ sound
  • A sentence containing the /ow/ sound

This is so I can see you have been learning the sound and you know when to use them

Maths 

We have completed the statistics topic now and we will be moving on to something new after half term – you have all worked so hard with this topic!!

End of unit Maths quiz!

Statistics – end of topic quiz.

Literacy/PSHE 

Instead of a free write, I would like you to create a beautiful Valentine’s Day card for someone special! Please make it is a special as you like! Valentine’s day is on the weekend and I thought you might quite like this little activity!

ZOOM 🙂 

Please join us for the Zoom call – we cannot wait to see you all. Don’t forget to bring your favourite toy to the call.

Handwriting 

Today you are looking at ot, joining to ascenders.

Please complete the letter formation sheets and then complete the extension sheet so that you can apply the newly learnt join to different words.

ot handwriting sheet 1

ot handwriting sheet 2

This afternoon… 

In class we are going to have an extended Golden Time afternoon and enjoy a film as a well deserved rest! Please do the same 🙂 . Have a nice walk, watch a film, eat some treats! – You all deserve it!!

 

Have a LOVELY DAY!!

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt!

 

 

Thursday 11th February – Home Learning

Hello everyone!

I loved reading the stories you sent me! They are looking brilliant!

Phonics – /ai/ ‘snail in the rain’ 

Today you are looking at a new digraph for the /a/ sound!

Can you remember the other diagraphs for /a/?

Grab a pencil and join in!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-TH7eeuWL4

Have a go at the alternative spelling sheet too, this will test your memory!

Alternative ‘a’ sound spelling sheet

Literacy – The Tiddler 

Wow, those stories are really coming on! Today, you need to finish off the last few boxes of your plan and write a fabulous ending for your story.

Make sure you are using lots of descriptive language! This is a perfect opportunity to show me how good you are at adding detail to your writing. Once you have finished read through your story and check it makes sense, you also need to check for:

  • Full stops and other punctuation
  • Capital letters
  • Paragraphs
  • Descriptive language (WOW words)
  • Using ‘and’ ‘or’ ‘but’ ‘because’ to extend the sentences.

Read it to your parent or carer and show them how good it is. Then.. add some pictures to your story! 🙂

Maths – Block Diagrams 

This is the last lesson of this topic, well done everyone! You have all worked super hard, this topics can be tricky but you have all grasped them well! 🙂

Watch the video and then please complete the sheet, if you cannot print the sheet just give it the best go you can with a pen and paper!

https://vimeo.com/504485413

Thursday – Block diagrams

This afternoon… 

This week marks Chinese New Year (cheer)!!

So this afternoon you are going to be exploring the traditions of Chinese New Year.

Look through the videos on the cbeebies page to see what it is all about! https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

Look through the PowerPoint and explore the celebrations and traditions!                Chinese New Year PDF

Have a go at creating a Chinese dragon!                                                               Chinese dragon – cutting activity

Have a look at the paper lanterns, they use these for decorations!                             How to make a paper lantern

Thought you would enjoy this as a little treat! See if you can write your birthday! Chinese numbers PDF

There are lots of ideas for you to have a look at and have a go at!

Enjoy learning all about the Chinese celebrations!!

 

Have a lovely day!

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt 🙂

Wednesday 10th February 2021 – Home Learning

Happy Wednesday 🙂

Hope you are all okay and keeping safe!

Here are the activities for today…

Phonics – /OW/

Today the digraph is /ow/ ‘brown cow’ – we have looked at the /ow/ diagraph before but it sounded different, it was ‘blow the snow’, do you remember?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDCayCEjCA

Grab a pencil and join in!!

Maths – Interpret Pictograms (2’s, 5’s and 10’s)

Well done for all of your Maths work yesterday – I am so pleased with how well you are doing these topics from home! Here is today’s:

Remember if you do not have access to a printer please just use a pen and paper and have a go as best as you can!

https://vimeo.com/504484570

Interpret pictograms (2,5,10s) – wednesday worksheet

Literacy – The Tiddler 

Well done for your wonderful story plans yesterday, they really were great! I cannot wait to see the finished stories!

Today I would like you to write the start and the middle of your story.

(If you did the whole storyboard it will be box 1,2 and 3).

You need to use your plan to start to write your version of the story. Have a good opening sentence, for example: One day, in the deep dark ocean there was a cheeky clownfish called Sid…

Adding those WOW words will really make your readers want to read on!

Use the notes of your plan as a guide but remember you have to extend those sentences and make them more exciting. Try to ‘use’ ,’and’, ‘or’, but and ‘because’ to extend your writing and make it interesting.

If you need some more ideas, re-read the story or have another listen to the video.

 

Science – Materials (Why do we change materials?)

This is the last science lesson of the materials topic! You have all worked so hard.

In this lesson, you will be learning about why you need to change materials. You will learn how raw materials can be changed to make synthetic materials and you will think about how the properties of these materials are different before and after the change. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil to join in! Happy learning 🙂 .

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-do-we-change-materials-cgu62c

 

Enjoy your day!!

Best wishes and big smiles 🙂

Miss Shadbolt.

Art Day

Hello families!

For a fun and quick art activity we would love for you to create a tableau of your class topic for after half term (listed below)! You could use: towels, bed sheets, scarfs, socks, plates, shoes or anything you could find to create a lovely ‘picture’ on the floor!

Here is a dragon!

Here is an eye….

If you would like to take part could you please email your photographs to your class teacher by Thursday 25th February 2021!

Your class topics for after Half Term:

Nursery – minibeasts

Owls – Bippity Boppity Boo! (Traditional tales)

Hedgehogs – Run, Run as Fast as You Can! (Traditional tales)

Squirrels – Take a walk on the wild side (jungles and rainforests)

Ladybirds – Once upon a time (Traditional Tales)

Class 3 – The Romans

Class 4 – Rainforests

Class 5 – Invaders and Traders

Class 6 – Battle of Britain

Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you create.