I hope you are all well and are looking forward to some relaxation in the social distancing rules.
I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. I have organised another one for this week if Zoom allows me.
Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.
Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at
There is now a new way of accessing Twinkl materials. If I have included any you will need to type in a pin number in order to gain access to any materials that have been posted. I will post the number if required.
I see that Joe Wicks is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.
Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.
I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.
This week we will be looking at commonly misspelt words from the Year 3.
I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.
The times tables sheets are for 3 weeks. Just complete the third one.
The answers for the White Rose maths are too large to upload so are shown as screen grabs at the bottom of this page.
BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing. There are so many ways you could take your writing that I wouldn’t like to restrict you by saying you have to do it in a particular way. There are a few ideas to start you off from talk4writing but then it’s up to your fantastic imagination and creativity.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the how the Maya passed down their skills.
This week we will:-
Learn about foods eaten by the Maya community; research Maya clothing, headdresses and hairstyles and make a Maya headdress.
I would like you to
- Learn about the foods eaten in the Maya community.
- Gain a deeper understanding of Maya clothing, headdresses and hair styles.
- Design and make a headdress suitable for a Maya celebration.
The Maya ate very well. They hunted wild turkey, deer, ducks and even monkey. They caught fish and ate bird eggs. They even grew sweet potato, corn, chillies and squash. They used the corn to make flour and turned it into tortillas.
Have a look at the presentation on Maya head dresses.
I would like you to make Maya head gear, but before that try some Maya research questions.
Watch this video clip of a modern Maya creating several traditional hair styles with her own hair. This video clip shows a more elaborate hair style. You could try them on your hair using long ribbon or strips of material. Try to design a Maya head dress on a piece of paper. You can look on the internet and search ‘Mayan Head Dress’ in Google Images.
I look forward to seeing your end pieces
Detailed information about Maya food from travel.nationalgeographic.com
About Maya food for children from mayankids.com
The importance of Maya food on world cuisine from sfgate.com
Useful website for research on clothing from ancientmayalife.blogspot.co.uk
Information on Maya clothing from mexicolore.co.uk
Modern Maya hairstyles -YouTube clip
Making paper feathers from thinkcrafts.com
This week, I’d like you to:
- Explore a variety of fruits and generate questions.
- Classify fruits according to observable similarities and differences.
- Explore a wide variety of fruits and ask questions about them.
- Use observation skills to create detailed drawings of fruits with accompanying notes.
- Suggest criteria for grouping fruits and classify them accordingly.
Hopefully, you made some good zigzag books last week. These beautiful zigzag books will make wonderful exhibits at a school Art Exhibition and they could teach the visitors how fruits are made from pollinated flowers. You are all becoming such experts on how plants reproduce.
Today we are going to take a closer look at a number of different plant parts. I’d like you to look at as many different plants as you can. These could be flowers, nuts, fruit, vegetables, weeds, berries and squashes. (Bananas and seedless grapes won’t work) I want you to decide which of these plant parts have seeds and also which of them are in fruits. Which had seeds in them? Gather ideas and think about the answers. Actually they all have seeds. Which had the largest seed? Which had the smallest? Which of these is a fruit? Actually they are all fruits. A fruit is just another name for the part of the plant that holds the seeds. It can be juicy or dry, hard or soft, heavy or light, tasty to eat or deadly poisonous. They are all fruits because they all hold seeds. Which part of the plant turns into the fruit? Yes the ovary. Remember scientists are always asking “Why?” Can you think of any questions about fruits and seeds? Maybe – Why are there so many different types of seed? Why are some good to eat and others not? Why are some massive and others tiny? Let’s think about all the different types of fruits there are.
Investigation – exploration
Investigate a wide variety of different fruits, pods, berries etc. that “package” seeds.
Fruit, pod, nut, seed, berry, seed head, ovary, ovule
Art ties in nicely with your topic and science work.
If you can, take a look at Scratch
Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.
Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to Miss Taylor or me, we would really like to see it.