Here’s this week’s spellings for Year 3 Bluebirds…
Here’s this week’s spellings for Year 3 Bluebirds…
Here are two links showing a demonstration how we divide using a number line:
See this demo from 1 min 30 seconds (about jumping in bigger multiples of the number you are dividing by – using ones you know to make it easier / quicker to divide larger numbers eg 10 x, 5x, 2x).
Message from Mrs Parry.
I hope you and your families are all well and keeping safe by staying at home. I am missing you all very much – it is very strange not being at school isn’t it? At least there has been some sunshine! I think Zac (my dog), is wondering why we are all at home. However, he is really enjoying all the extra fuss!
“Woof! Hello to all you Bluebirds out there!”
Just before school stopped we had started to learn about fractions. Can you remember? (I know you’ve had a few sleeps since then! J). Please watch a lesson each day and try to complete the activities, using this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
It is really important to practise number work every day so I have listed some “four a day” questions for you to have a go at this week. Remember to line up your digits and regroup when you need to! Also practise number bonds on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
194 + 333 =
23 x 4 =
85 ÷ 5 =
364 + 187 =
418 – 34 =
38 x 3 =
64 ÷ 2 =
497 + 35 =
134 – 93 =
14 x 8 =
54 ÷ 3 =
261 + 149 =
238 – 146 =
26 x 3 =
54 ÷ 4 =
558 + 327 =
564 – 239 =
19 x 4 =
72 ÷ 8 =
Keep practising your times tables using TT Rockstars or for a change why not try http://www.timestables.me.uk/
Please practise the ten spellings and ask someone else at home to test you – see separate blog of the list. Why not make a word search with these words in for someone else to do?! You can check it afterwards – be the teacher. Draw or print a grid from google (such as a blank 100 square) for the outline. I have also included a SPaG mat of activities for you to complete.
Have you watched any of the short animated films on http://www.literacyshed.com/ yet? There are many to choose from. Pick one you like the sound of and see if you can write a story (it could be a sequel, the next chapter, retell as one of the characters). May be we could compile a collection for each other to read? How are you getting on with your ERIC reading challenge? I am currently reading The Christmasaurus which Lexi, Pippa and Miss Dainter have all recommended ….. I want to find out why they all think it’s so fantastic!
I know you had all started making notes ready to create e-books with Mr Baddhan in Computing. Perhaps you could make an information booklet, non-fiction book or brochure for your family. Can you design the front cover too? You could get more facts from the links below and there are some fun activities too.
Ask adults at home for permission to mummify a tomato. If you do not have ingredients you can watch the method using this link. This includes some weighing (maths) and irreversible changes (science)!
Have any of you tried the Jo Wicks P.E. workouts yet? They are on every morning at 9.00 am on YouTube. I have started today! I liked the bunny jumps the best. The hardest was the plank step but I will persevere! Here is the link if you missed it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy1yab7jAcU
I have also included a poster you might like to colour and display in your window to say thank you to all the NHS staff who are very busy working in our hospitals and medical centres. Colouring is also a way to relax too so enjoy it and relax! May be you could draw and colour in a rainbow? I know lots of you are good at rainbows because you have made me some beautiful pictures before in Golden Time!
Mrs Parry will be putting your list of weekly spellings on here every Friday. Please practice them over the week and ask your parents to test you each Friday as she would. You could write a comment on here to let me know your score and how you are. I would love that!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Besides lots of home learning resources available on our school website, please use the paper based tasks for your child over the next week. Please encourage your child to make these last, completing a few each day, including Maths, English and Reading. Please help your child to practise telling the time (especially analogue – with a clock face), and calculating money/change. Cooking with children, can provide measure/weighing opportunities too! Share books together and practise the specific Year 3-4 spelling words with them.
You could give them four maths questions a day, which is what normally happens in class ( x – + ÷), to maintain regular practise/recap. There is also a great website www.literacyshed.com children could use to inspire writing stories, letters, diary entries or reports. The site includes short animation films and photos for inspiration. Maths lessons and printable worksheets are available on the whiterosemaths.com website which is the scheme we use in school.
Thank you for your support in such challenging circumstances.
Mrs E Parry
Bluebirds are extremely proud of their fantastic Canopic jars. They designed their God head shape, modelled the lidded jar and then decorated them in Egyptian colours.
We had some fantastic creations. Ancient Egyptians used these to store the lungs, stomach, intestines and liver in because they believed the dead person would need them ready for the afterlife.
Year 3 can practise tables, play a maths game and choose one other thing to work on each day. Watch the video link for each one and then have a go yourself!
In Computing, Year 3 Bluebirds have completed their dancing sprites in Scratch – using sound and different costumes.
The children have been programming their sprites using motion, repeat, sensing and event blocks.
Here are some examples of work from Lexi, Pippa and Seth.
Today, Bluebirds learnt about Passover which is an important Jewish festival. This takes place in Spring, lasting 7-8 days and celebrates when Jewish people were freed from slavery in Egypt over 3000 years ago. They eat unleavened bread to remember when the Jewish people escaped from Egypt, not having time to make normal bread that rises in the oven. The Seder Meal with family and friends, has a special plate that has sections for symbolic food. Here are our plates which explain what food there is and what it represents.