Week Beginning 28 September 2020:

As a home practice, please click on the following link and complete the task in your computing book.

Year 3

 A massive 'WELL DONE' to everyone for all your hard work over the last few months.

It has been a challenging time for those in school and our friends at home, but we made it through and produced some amazing work too. 

Have a wonderful summer and I can't wait to welcome you all back.

Each week, Paddington will oversee the new tasks and activities. Keep checking our Class 2 page to see what other adventures he gets up to whilst he's staying with Mrs Trueman... things could get messy!
Each week, Paddington will oversee the new tasks and activities. Keep checking our Class 2 page to see what other adventures he gets up to whilst he's staying with Mrs Trueman... things could get messy!

If you're struggling to keep up with Joe Wicks or simply need an extra challenge, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly) is teaching a dance class every morning at 11.30am. You can watch her live or catch up later on all her classes on YouTube.

 

   ***** PURPLE MASH UPDATE ****

Well done to all of you who have managed to get to grips with this. It has been a learning curve for us all and we had no warning to be able to practise at school. Anyway, you're doing great! Just a few pointers:

  • The '2Do' and 'Alert' tabs let you know that I have been in touch or set work.
  • Remember to use the 'Hand in' button when you have completed your work. This allows me to know you have finished and not just paused to get some exercise. If you go on the 2Do tab at the top, my comments will appear and you can choose to either 'continue work' or 'Hand in'. The background changes from blue to turquoise when it has been corrected and checked.
  • There is a 'display board' on the Sharing tab. When I have checked your edited work, it will be displayed for everyone to see.
  • If you have any problems please email school as we are constantly in touch with each other or in school to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
  • We have got this!

Week 14 - 13 July 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 3 English: This week, I would like you to complete your Greek myth. Refer back to the  PowerPoint and check each chapter moves your story along. Remember the basis is that you (or your hero/heroine)set off on a quest, encounter and overcome a challenge on the journey, arrive at the destination, defeat a beast and return home victorious... simple! When your epic tale is complete, check it and read it aloud to someone for editing. design a front cover and write a blurb for your myth. Send them to me for my holiday reading. 
  • Film/TV: We have watched snippets from 'Jason and the Argonauts' to help with our writing. The whole film (it's quite long!) is free on YouTube and some of your classmates went home and watched it all. We are also watching 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' this week. This is a clever modern twist on the myth of Perseus (it is a PG). 
  • Purple Mash: The final two chapters of The Lost Myth of Mathos are ready as a 2Do and the option of doing your Legacy Poster on Purple Mash.
  • Read everyday. Check out this summer challenge https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/  
  • Year 3 Maths: Please any BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 13th July and also practise your written methods of addition, subtraction and multiplication.
  • IXL: Continue to work your way through questions for Year 3 in both maths and English.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this final week.
  • History: The legacy of the Ancient Greeks. Look through this PowerPoint at all the things we need to thank the Greeks for... even more than just moussaka and feta cheese! Ask someone to test your memory as to how many you can remember afterwards. Make a poster either in your topic book or using the 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • Art: The Parthenon on Athens was an incredible temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Look at the images on this PowerPoint and try to make your own artistic version. Paper art straws on black paper are particularly effective for this activity. I would love to see your work.
  • RE: Write a short assembly script to wish everyone a happy, safe and peaceful summer. Try to include the elements of a story or poem, a link to the Bible, a song and a prayer.
  • PSHE: Make a poster of all the things you are looking forward to doing when you come back to school. Have you got any goals that you want to achieve?
  • Driffield Show: There are more classes open now to send entries direct to the judges at the 'show' to win some fabulous prizes. Follow this link  https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk/notthedriffieldshow2020 and enjoy some competitions. 

Week 13 - 6 July 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Spellings: learn, length, library, material, medicine, mention, minute, natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally, often, opposite, ordinary. Learn these spellings from the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' method. Write them neatly and put each one into your own sentence.  
  • Year 3 English: Time to work on that Greek Myth. Basically, your myth should include a hero or heroine who has to go on a quest to find a treasure or rescue someone. They can be helped by a God or Goddess but will have to defeat your beast to succeed. First you will need a great plan so roughly work out your idea. If it helps, use a storyboard like this one or a planning sheet like this one. There are some more ideas on planning your ideas here. When you have an idea, use this PowerPoint to work on your story, chapter by chapter. I cannot wait to read them. You could illustrate your work and either word process it or hand write.
  • Maths: 
  • Lexia: Can you manage to complete your level?
  • IXL: Maths and English. 
  • Purple Mash: I have set the next two chapters of the myth with quiz questions as a 2Do.
  • History/Art: We have discovered much about the Ancient Greeks through evidence found on pottery and vases. Scenes range from Olympics sports to mythical creatures in battle with Greek heroes. Look at these designs and intricate patterns and then try your own ideas on this sheet or draw your own in your topic book. Make it even more authentic by colouring in orange and black. (The sheets are on Publisher so to use as a PDF I have converted them! Design Sheet and Drawing Template.)
  • PE: The SSP have launched another lockdown competition in partnership with Active Humber. This time the theme is cricket and the challenges can be found on the following link: https://activehumber.co.uk/blog-post/2020-06-30/active-humber-summer-2020-virtual-competitions. There is also a fun ''active story' based on an Olympic theme. You have to read or listen to the story and carry out the actions indicated, have fun!
  • RE: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions in peace. Many of the recipients, but not all, have strong links with faith. Research a former winner and find out a little about their life and why they won the award.  

Week 12 - 29 June 2020: 

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Spellings: grammar, group, guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important, interest, island, knowledge. Learn these spellings from the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' method. Write them neatly and put each one into your own sentence e.g. My favourite subject is history.  
  • Maths: click on the link for BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons
  • Year 3 English: For the final weeks of 'term' we are all going to work on writing our own Greek myth. In preparation, I would like you to work through the following comprehension and then read another Greek myth on this PowerPoint. Now think about the characters you would need in a myth. Create a monster (your art task is to draw/paint it) and describe it in detail in your English book. Please include: a vivid physical description, its habits, any powers it possesses, how it moves, what it smells like and how it is particularly dangerous. This PowerPoint may help with your ideas or do some research in books or online. Remember to keep your sentences tight and punctuation top notch.
  • Lexia: Can you manage to complete your level?
  • Purple Mash: I have set some great Greek Gods game 2Dos and I also found an online book on Purple Mash which has a quiz for each short chapter so the first two have been added to your list.
  • IXL: Maths and English.
  • PE: Here is a great challenge... No Hands Get Up!
  • Science: The energy we need to make electricity comes from various sources. Work through this Bitesize Science page to learn about renewable energy.
  • History: We would have had a Greek activity day to celebrate this topic but now this can't happen, even for those in school. I am setting a food challenge for everyone to try at home! You know how much I enjoy eating... how many of the following foods have you tried: Greek yogurt, olives, pitta, tzatziki, moussaka? If you can manage to get hold of any of the items, this sheet might encourage you to taste them: Greek Food. I made a moussaka and served it with a Greek salad (and cranberry juice!)...look!
  • Art: Produce a detailed picture of your mythical beast. You may paint, crayon or even create as a model. 
  • RE: Can you make up your own prayer of forgiveness? You may refer to some of the stories you have learnt about or even current affairs.

Week 11 - 22 June 2020: NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK

  • Ask your parents to look out for the email to tell them all about this special week. I will be linking some of our work to fit in with this theme too. Have fun! 
  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.
  • Year 3 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 3 Week 11.
  • Spellings: early, earth, eighth, enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February, forward, fruit.  Learn these spellings from the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' method. Write them neatly and put each one into your own sentence e.g. I must wake up early tomorrow.  
  • Maths: click on the link for BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons
  • Purple Mash: Games to help with multiplication and fractions are in your 2Do section. See how high you can progress through the levels.
  • IXL: Maths  and English.
  • PE: It's National School Sports Week! Here is a booklet of idea with a whole host of activities to try. Attempt to do something from every section: athletics, teams, adventure and artistic. It's lovely to receive photographs or even videos via the school website to keep us happy at school. There will be a section on the 'Sports News' page of the website (under the 'Pupils' tab) where I will add them all.
  • Science: Learn a little more about how to change a circuit on this site. 
  • History: To fit in with the sporting theme, it seems a perfect opportunity to cover our lesson on Ancient Greek Olympic Games. Follow all the information on this PowerPoint and then complete this Venn diagram. If you cannot print it out, simply draw it into your orange book. See if you can also send a photo to school of the challenge at the end of the PowerPoint.
  • Computing: Can you continue with your game design? If you feel you have mastered the first level of the program 'My Simple Game', have a look at the next level 'My Game'. It is more advanced and has different features and levels for the player to progress through. You will need to do the original design first. Remember, check the blog for comments from your classmates and add your own positive feedback when you have played another person's game. Add a title and instructions (with careful spellings please) by clicking on the button next to the play arrow with the pencil icon.
  • Art: To continue with the Olympic theme, could you design a new logo? The five rings have specific meanings and the information about them, along with a design sheet for your idea, can be found here 
  • French: Match the sports to the French vocabulary on this sheet. Draw and label (in French) your favourite pastime in your topic book.
  • RE:  So far, I have asked you to look at the theme of 'Forgiveness' in the bible stories of Jonah and Joseph. Can you find another story which has forgiveness as its main theme? It could be a Christian story or one which does not link to religion at all. In your topic book, write the title, a brief summary and illustrate your work. Alternatively you could complete a story board of your chosen tale and use this template. Remember, with all work, your presentation, spelling and grammar need to be at their best.

Week 10 - 15 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 3 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 3 Week 10.
  • Spellings: calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear. Learn these spellings from the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' method. Write them neatly and put each one into your own sentence e.g. The calendar tells me it is June this month.  
  • Maths: click on the link for BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • IXL: Maths  and English.
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and all the information can be found here (closing date is 16th June). Alternatively, there are daily challenges on this PowerPoint which are great fun and all link to netball.
  • Science: Use this week to catch up on the topic so far. Try to get on track if you can. If you are up to date, think of the dangers associated with mains electricity. Can you make a poster to highlight one area of safety awareness?
  • History: This week we are going to learn about Greek Gods and Goddesses. The information on this PowerPoint will help you to solve the clues to name the god or goddess (the answer will appear after 3 clues so don't click too quickly!). The work can be done in your topic books or on this scroll sheet.
  • Computing: At school we have been trialing a Purple Mash activity and I have set it as a 2Do. It allows you to create your own computer game and it's great! Create a maze and add in rewards, obstacles and traps. There is a video to watch which explains how to use the program. You are able to change the walls, floor, rewards, baddies etc and add sounds, movements, actions etc. To get an idea of the possibilities, try playing some of the ones we created. You will find them by going to 'Work'> 'Class'> 'Class2'> 'Computer Games'. If possible, comment on the ones you find most entertaining on the class blog. They are not perfect but they are our first attempt. I will add any you complete as soon as you hand in your game. Make sure you play it first to see how well it works. 
  • RE: To continue with our theme of 'Forgiveness', look at the bible story of 'Jonah and the Whale'. There is an animated version here or you may wish to find another. Draw your own book cover for a version of the story and write a blurb which explains how the story links with forgiveness.  

Week 9 - 8 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 3 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 3 Week 9.
  • Spellings: natural, quarter, caught, surprise, length, perhaps, peculiar, popular, regular, calendar.  Learn these spellings using the look, say, cover, write, check method.  Put each spelling into alphabetical order. If the first letters are the same, look at the second letter to put the words into alphabetical order.  Write them neatly in a list.
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6rkxs
  • IXL: Maths and English.
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and all the information can be found here (closing date is 16th June). Alternatively, there are daily challenges on this PowerPoint which are great fun and all link to netball.
  • Science: Some more circuit work can be found by watching this clip. Then learn about the special symbols that scientists use to represent the components in a circuit by watching the cartoon and doing the activities on this webpage. To show how much you have learnt, draw out a neat key to show each symbol and what they stand for. Can you draw some circuits using the symbols? Make sure they are complete circuits like you learnt about last week.
  • History: We will continue our journey into Ancient Greece this week by comparing the lives of the Spartans and the Athenians. Check out this web page and watch these short video clips one and two. Then you can go over the learning using one or both of the PowerPoints one and two. Your task is to compare life in the two states. There is a sheet here with statements to sort under the two headings of Spartans and Athenians. It can be printed out or have a look at it and then present your work in your own way. Can you also say which one you would have chosen to have lived in and why. Have a go at this quiz and then finish off with a Horrible Histories song!
  • Computing: Have a look at this series of videos, games and activities to learn about making a computer game.
  • RE/Art: Have another look at the story of Joseph and his Dream Coat. I know some of you have watched the musical (it is brilliant!) but here are some other versions of the story one and two. There is also a short cartoon to watch. Now, your task is to represent Joseph in his glorious coat in any medium you wish: paint, crayon, fabric, collage... As you apply each colour, think about how Joseph forgave his brothers and that they learnt from their mistakes.

Week 8 - 1 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 3 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27452/English_Y3_Week_8.zip Enjoy learning about diary writing this week and revise how to use conjunctions to extend sentences.
  • Spellings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June, July, August, September.  Practise these spellings, write a sentence containing each one in your book and underline the words you can see inside them, for example, Monday (day is inside Monday).
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 
  • IXL: Maths and English.
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and will launch on Thursday so I will will update then with the details. In the meantime, try these challenges: You Raise Me Up - https://youtu.be/OpCYIFVse-w , The Big Step Up - https://youtu.be/ZVuekPx368E Squat with a Hat - https://youtu.be/WGQT-heCdAY   Limbo- https://youtu.be/FDRH4RXLNIk Flamingo Balance - https://youtu.be/qcvPseJGb08 .
  • Science: It will be tricky to teach 'Electricity' as home learning but I have tried hard to come up with some really useful ideas so that you can all keep on track. Don'y worry because the topic is revisited in Year 5/6. For now, if you watch this video, you can begin to learn about circuits. Then read through the PowerPoint which has some quiz questions on. The following sheet, complete or incomplete has a short activity to do. There are some interactive games to build circuits (but be careful as you need to use all the bits like a jigsaw!) activity 1 and activity 2. Both will need Flash to work.
  • History: We will begin our journey into Ancient Greece this week. To set the scene, watch this video clip and work through the following PowerPoint (try not to click on to the answers for the timeline before you've done the activity!) Now you have had an introduction to this incredible era of world history, there are two timeline activities. The first one (timeline 1) will remind you of where the Ancient Greek civilisation fits in time and the second (timeline 2) looks at significant events within the era. Some research may be necessary but take note of the dates, and remember the order of BC and AD. If you are having any difficulties printing out, just do your own version of the work straight into your book. This history topic will take shape over the weeks so take pride in your work and keep it all together to show me on your return.
  • Purple Mash Art: I have set a 2Do using 2Paint a Picture. Can you brighten my day by painting a glorious Greek beach with sparkling aquamarine seas and  a temple on the hills in the background? 
  • RE: Find and read a version of the story of Joseph and his Multi-Coloured Dream Coat (or watch the musical!) Think about jealousy, justice and feelings of respect. Re-read where the brothers throw Joseph into the pit. Was this the right thing to do? What should they have done? What do you think about what they told Jacob? 

    Imagine you were one of the brothers. Complete a picture with a speech bubble to explain to Jacob how you feel about Joseph getting the coat.

Bank Holiday Monday and half term break:

Enjoy your holiday week. 

Week 7 - 18 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27253/English_Y3_Week_7.zip  This will you will be learning about word classes (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs), similes and metaphors and writing your own poem.
  • Spelling: that, them, then, want, what, where, when, your, because, something, friend, therefore.  Practise these spellings, write a sentence containing each one in your book and underline the words you can see inside them, for example, that (hat is inside that).
  • Maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/  Continue to use the BBC Bitesize lessons.  This week you are learning about fractions.  
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize and English.
  • PE: There is a brilliant new SSP competition this week, a Home Pentathlon which includes: a shuttle run, long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and target throw. All events use simple equipment found at home and there are videos to show examples. The details and entry form is on the following link, https://activehumber.co.uk/programmes/pe-and-school-sport/school-games/school-games-isolation-challenge. The competition closes on Tuesday 26th May.
  • Science: To continue with your work on 'Electricity', I would like you to investigate where our mains electricity could come from. After following this PowerPoint and then record the six main sources of power to make electricity: fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, wind, solar and geothermal. Write a sentence to explain what each is and, if possible, find a picture or the name of a power station which uses each source.
  • Geography: In readiness for our focus on Greece, I would like you to use this world map and complete some mapping tasks aimed at the objectives for your year group. Please find, neatly colour and label Greece. Then lightly colour and name the continents of the world, the major seas and oceans, the equator, the Arctic and Antarctic circles and the two hemispheres.
  • Purple Mash: I have found some quizzes on the site to go with the geography and set them in your 2Do. There looks like a lot but they are super quick and can be done when you have completed the map work.
  • RE: Martin Luther King was a truly inspirational leader. Why was his faith such an important part of his life? Listen to his famous, 'I Have a Dream...' speech here.          Draw a dream cloud in your exercise book. Write 'I have a dream and write your own dream about justice. 
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate the cockerel and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition. The competition closes May 30th and, if you feel the need for an extra tutorial, there are many YouTube videos which show some brilliant step by step drawing lessons.

Week 6 - 11 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 3 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27119/English_Y3_Week_6.zip There is some fantastic 'Harry Potter' work this week!  Also, check out the powerpoints to find out more about clauses, conjunctions and adverbs to help you with your tasks.  
  • Spellings: Practise these spellings and write sentences containing each one in your book: wrap, wreck, write, wrist, wrong, wren, wrestle, wriggle, wring, whole, answer, sword.  Each spelling contains a 'silent w'.  Draw a neat circle around the silent letters in the words. 
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q Maths this week is changing to BBC Bitesize Maths - this is the link to the daily maths lesson.  This site is fun to use and includes some worksheets you can print out or complete in your exercise book.  This week we start with the eight times table.
  • IXL: Maths  and English.
  • PE/Tennis: Here are some great tennis challenges and fun games to keep you fit and active.  Tennis
  • Science: We would have started our new topic of 'Electricity' this half term. In order to keep on track with your learning, please work through the following PowerPoint to begin thinking about how much we rely on electricity and then complete this Venn diagram or simply draw your own to investigate appliances around your home which use either battery power, mains electricity or both. You could draw some items or even use pictures from the internet or magazines.
  • Geography: You have now had some experience in recognising and locating countries in Europe, but how much do you know about places in the UK? Use this map to try and name cities in the UK. Check how well you have done here when you finish, answers.
  • Music: A 2Do task has been set for you on Purple Mash. Use the composition programme to put together a piece of springtime music. There are 4 lines of music which are played simultaneously (at the same time). Experiment with having a simple beat on one line and then complimenting sounds/tunes on the others. You do not have to fill each space with a sound so experiment until you are happy with your tune, then hand it in for me to hear.
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate the cockerel and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition.  

Week 5 - 4 May 2020: 

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.  
  • Year 3 English:  https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27098/English_Y3_Week_5.zip This link includes lessons for every day this week - start with day 1.  Record your work in your English book - write directly into your book or onto the sheets (which you can print out).  Include dates. The Powerpoints include sound which will help with your punctuation of direct speech.  
  • Spellings: Practise these spellings and write a sentence containing each one in your book: someone, somebody, something, somewhere, anybody, anything, anywhere, everyone, everybody, everything, everywhere. These are called 'compound' words because they contain two words put together to make one e.g.some+one=someone.   
  • Year 3 Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  There are five lessons each week.  Start with Year 3, Summer term, Week 3.  Watch the video first, record your work in your maths book - you can print out the work or write it directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Drama/Speaking: I would like you to start looking for a poem to read, learn and perform. Your choice may be funny, scary or dramatic but make sure it is one which allows you to show expression, develop your vocabulary and perhaps some small actions or movement. There is advice available here from some experts such as  Michael Rosen and CBBC actors. When you have practised and perfected your poem, see if someone can record you and send it to the school office. 
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • IXL: Maths and English 
  • PE/Dance: Our wonderful School Sports Partnership has begun to launch isolation competitions with some brilliant prizes. The first is a dance competition. The following link SSP DANCE will give you access to the rules and how to enter. Good luck!
  • Topic/Geography: To increase your European knowledge, I would like you to choose, research and write about one country of Europe. Find out about the capital and other important cities, language, currency, traditions, industry, famous landmarks, diet etc. Include the features of: title, subheadings, introduction, diagrams, maps, charts, technical and specific vocabulary and a summary. You can chose to present your work as a Purple Mash file (I have set a 2Do), a double page spread in your topic book or a PowerPoint. However, you must ensure that you have spent time checking and editing your work. Capital letters, spellings, punctuation and grammar are extremely important.
  • Science: To bring our 'Habitats' topic to a close, I would like you to go out and investigate your immediate area (this will need to be close to home, ie your garden to comply with social distancing rules). Your aim is to observe wildlife and look for dangers it may face. Read this Habitats PowerPoint and then use these sheets: habitat surveyenvironmental dangers and helping habitats to draw your habitat, recognise some danger points and come up with a plan. You can either print the sheets out or do your work directly into your topic books. There is also a game you may enjoy playing. 
  • RE: Having found out about Ramadan last week, how well can you do in this Newsround Quiz?
  • PSHE: Although we are not able to go out and about as often as usual, it is still crucial that everyone keeps safe on and around our roads. Here is a fun sheet with some important messages to ensure you take care: road safety.
  • Citizenship: On Friday 8th May the United Kingdom should have had a very special Bank Holiday - a decision had been made to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.    It is very important that we still take time to reflect on this historic day, I am sure Captain Tom Moore will be joining the celebrations too. Watch this short BBC film,           VE Day and then enjoy some code-breaking puzzles and activities devised by the brilliant people at Bletchley Park. This is an incredible war museum with a difference; it was the nerve centre of code-breaking during WWII where some of the finest mathematicians in the country worked to solve clues in order to crack wartime messages.

Week 4 - 27 April 2020:

Week 3 - 20 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 3 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27025/English_Y3_Week_3.zip This link includes lessons for every day this week. Record your work in your English book - try your best and either write directly into your book or onto the sheets which you can print out.  Include dates.  Remember to work through the powerpoints as these will help you.  
  • Practise these spellings and write sentences containing each one: measure, treasure, pleasure, leisure, furniture, nature, future, picture, creature, mixture, fracture, adventure.  Can you spot a repeated letter pattern in each of the words you have learned to spell?
  • Year 3 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 3 Week 2 (the second on the site) activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce White Rose (W1-W11) and English to work alongside the Hamilton (L1-L5).
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • PURPLE MASH: Watch my story written especially for you! It's on the display board called 'Class 2 Home Learning Stories' and it is narrated too if you have sound on your device. I used '2Create a Story' and I would like you to have a go too (it has been set as a 2Do). Watch the instruction video and play around with it. Ask permission from your parents if you, like me, decide to use the camera to take selfies, but you can also draw or use clipart images. Your story, which should be about your home learning experience, will only be accessible to Lockington pupils and only after I have checked it. Remember to click on the 'hand in' button so it can be marked.
  • Science: Classifying Vertebrates Activity. To further sort animals in a more scientific way, we now need to begin to ask the right questions and use diagrams to assist us. Use the Classifying Vertebrates Powerpoint for information, then complete the first classification key sheet one either by printing out the sheet or drawing your own in your home learning topic book. Then, on sheet two try to devise your own questions (there are 3 sheets which get progressively more difficult so choose the one you feel challenges you.) Play the 20 questions game against someone at home.
  • RE: Muslims are about to enter their most important month, Ramadan. This will be followed by the festival of Eid. Learn all about these on this fact-packed presentation and then match the words on this sheet. You will need to listen to the song and use the key words on pages 18 & 19 of the presentation.
  • Art/RE: Draw around your hand and wrist. Research the beautiful henna designs Muslims use to decorate their bodies. Design your own intricate pattern or copy a mixture of your favourite images. This RE work could be completed in the back of your science topic book (turn the book upside-down to start as a new subject).

Easter Holidays!

We have been sent the following link from the diocese with lots of ideas and activities if you need inspiration during this time.

Holy Week Activities

One project we would really like you to do is to make a miniature Easter garden. The link above has super ideas of how to add to this daily to include many important elements which show different aspects of the life of Jesus in a creative and natural way.

You can take pictures of your finished gardens and send them to the school email address or use the brand new Class 2 blog (see below) to share with us all.

CLASS 2 BLOG

I have managed to set up a sharing blog so that we can chat, ask questions about work and share what we have achieved so far.                                                                                      On PURPLE MASH, go to your own home page and click on the 'Sharing' icon (the green world) then click the 'Shared Blogs'tab and you should see Paddington's picture on the Home School Blog. Read my message and let's start talking!

NB: If you have not yet checked the Class 2 page on this website, please do to see our latest Virtual Achievements and news from Paddington. Those of you who need to catch up on home school learning tasks, please make sure you do so quickly.

Week 2 - 30 March 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Maths: visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 3 Week 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Purple Mash Maths 2Do: Fact Families and Matching Related Facts. Write your workings neatly in your maths exercise book with the date(s).
  • Spellings: practice these spellings each day and use them in sentences:  sadly, kindly, wisely, completely, actually, usually, happily, angrily, heavily, gently, simply and humbly.  
  • Year 3/4 EnglishDownload Pack for Week 1 There is a lesson for each day, similar to the work we would have covered in class together.  Record your work in your English book - try your best and either write directly into your book or onto the sheets which you can print out.  Include dates.
  • English: Write a diary account of you first week in Lockdown. Use your English exercise book and concentrate on presentation of handwriting and spelling. You may 'talk' to your diary as if it were a friend. What have you done? How do you feel? What do you miss? Try to begin sentences in interesting ways.
  • Sumdog: Reading Challenge
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • IXL: Maths K1 - K5 (relating number facts and operations) and English Q1 - Q2 (prepositions)
  • Science: Grouping animals activity. Use the PowerPoint Grouping Animals for information, then complete the Venn Diagram Grouping Animals either by printing out the sheet or drawing your own in your home learning topic book. Finish the work by challenging yourself with this short quiz: Grouping Animals Quiz again, either print it out or write the questions and answers neatly into your book. 
  • Art: If you haven't already put a rainbow in your window at home, make sure you have one by the end of the week. Check the Class 2 page of the school website to see our rainbow with Paddington standing proudly underneath. 

Week 1 - 23 March 2020:

  • Joe Wicks work out or some exercise each day.
  • Start your maths mystery booklet from your work pack.
  • Choose one language activity from the pack.
  • On IXL, work through the maths section on 'Comparing and Ordering Numbers' as we worked on some of this last week (B1-B6). Remember, if you get anything wrong, really look at the advice.
  • To start off your science project of 'Habitats', can you research the 6 main animal groups of: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and insects? Present your work to show your understanding of each group (a brief description) and some careful drawings of animals which fit in each category.
  • On Purple Mash, I have set a science task. You can access this on the '2Dos' tab. Once completed, use the 'Hand in' icon and you can even leave me a comment about your work. I can then view it, comment back and even reward you! Let's see if we can make this work for us. 
  • SUMDOG: I think I have managed to set work on this site too! For those who haven't used it before, it starts with some games and uses these to set your level. You can see how you rank within the class with your progress at your own confidence level.