Monthly Archives: May 2020

Attempting to break a World Record!

Yesterday, Amaya and Paige enjoyed a socially distanced walk and took part in an online art class which was biggest art class ever! This was in a bid to beat the Guinness World record and at least 10,000 people had to take part all at once. The girls are hopeful and think this was probably achieved as 47,000 people around the world were all drawing cartoon whales together!!

Here is the link for the art class in case anyone else wants to learn how to draw a whale.

I am impressed you both kept the 2 metre distance when you must have been bursting to have a hug! This links very nicely with a story I have posted earlier on the blog called “While We Can’t Hug.” Have a look!

(TIP for Bluebirds: Can you remember my metre ruler and counting stick that is balanced on the radiator, under my board? The distance you need to keep apart is TWO of those put together! I just thought this might help you to picture how far this is! – Mrs P 😊).

Nature Walks – Tree Identification

I have posted a link to an online event at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston, which Amaya and her Mum have kindly sent in. It is beautiful; an oasis of calm and nature in the middle of the city. This is a video/lesson on recognising trees from their leaves and trunks etc and has helped Amaya to identify some trees on her walks at Walkers Heath park.

This might be a nice activity to do with all the nice weather we are currently having, or over the half-term.

Weekly Maths Work – UPDATE

Dear Bluebirds,

If you remember, at the beginning of lockdown, those of you that were at school, received a huge pile of paperwork to take home to complete. On the blog, daily lessons were posted which began with fractions but I am aware not all of you began looking at the blog immediately, from Week 1. Therefore, this week’s lessons from White Rose have used the set of Week1 lessons again. If you did not complete these, then carry on with them. If you have already completed this set, then I have an alternative set of lessons for you. There is no need to repeat the same lot of lessons twice.

Mrs Parry

Year 3 Week 5 Alternative Plan
Lesson 1 – Add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – not crossing 10 or 100 2019
Lesson 2 – Add 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 2019
Lesson 3 – Subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 2019
Lesson 4 – Add two 3-digit numbers – not crossing 10 or 100 2019

Home Learning 18/5/2020

See the printable PDF version here.

I hope you’ve had a nice weekend? Thank you to everyone who has been sending in written work and any extra activities as well! Please remember to mark your work on a Friday, when the answers are posted for 4 a day Maths and SpaG English tasks (Parents: You do not need to email these answers into school every day but we would love to see any writing tasks). Please let us know what you are reading so we can add it to our “Reading For Pleasure” blog. Remember that you can exchange your reading books from 12 – 2 pm on a Monday or Thursday. Did any of you manage to learn the Water Cycle song from last week’s Geography task?!

Here is Mr Lazybones….soaking up the sun. I told you how he loves the heat, didn’t I?!

I have divided your English and Maths home learning into parts for each day. If you would still like to complete more learning activities, please have a look on these websites too.

Lesson 1 – Unit and non-unit fractions 2019
Lesson 2 – Making the whole 2019
Lesson 3 – Tenths 2019
Lesson 4 – Count in tenths 2019

The Oak National Academy

BBC bitesize

This week, is a recap and new learning on fractions. Please follow the link below to complete a daily lesson (week 5). Like last week, the worksheets are attached as documents for you (they are no longer directly on the website).

Lesson 1 – Unit and non – fraction units
Lesson 2 – Making the whole
Lesson 3 – Tenths
Lesson 4 – Counting in tenths

Monday: Here are this week’s spellings. This week I would like you to make a word search with them!

(These words all have a short /u/ sound but are spelt with an “o”)

woman, wonder, mother, brother, another, month, govern, discover, Monday, shovel, above, money

Here is a template (or you can draw one with a ruler).

Please complete these SPaG activities:

Wednesday: Reading Task
Here is the story that I read to you on the blog recently. I would like you to read it for yourself and then find 5 examples of a noun, an adjective and a verb. *As an extra challenge, can you find a similie and any alliteration?

The Tin Forest
There was once a wide, windswept place, which was near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted. Right in the middle was a small house, with small windows, that looked out on other people’s rubbish and bad weather.

In the house lived an old man. Every day he tried to tidy away the rubbish, sifting and sorting, burning and burying. Every night the old man dreamed. He dreamed he lived in a jungle full of wild forest animals. There were colourful birds, tropical trees, exotic flowers, toucans, tree frogs and tigers. It was as peaceful as paradise. When he awoke, his world outside was still the same.

One day something caught the old man’s eye and an idea planted itself in his head. The idea grew roots and sprouted. Feeding on the rubbish, it grew leaves. It grew branches. It grew bigger and bigger. Under the old man’s hand, a forest emerged. A forest made of rubbish. A forest made of tin which shone like silver. It was not the forest of his dreams, but it was a forest just the same.

Then one day across the windswept plain the wind swept a small bird. The old man spilled crumbs from his sandwiches onto the ground. The bird, who was hungry, ate the crumbs and perched to sing in the branches of a tin tree. But the next morning the visitor was gone. All day the old man walked through the silence and his heart ached with emptiness.

That night, by moonlight, he made a wish…

In the morning, the old man woke to the sound of birdsong. The visitor had returned and, with him, his mate. The birds dropped seeds from their beaks. Soon, green shoots broke through the earth. Time passed. Soon, the song of birds mingled with the buzzing of insects and the rustle of leaves. Small creatures appeared, creeping amongst the jungle of trees. Wild animals slipped through the green shadows.

There was once a forest, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that everyone wanted. In the middle, was a small house and an old man who had toucans, tree frogs and tigers in his garden. The man never stopped dreaming.

I thought you might like to watch the story of “The Tin Forest” today, so please click on this link Now, I would like you to look at these two pictures from the story and see if you can think of some adjectives to describe them. If you can print them off you could write your adjectives around each picture, but if you can’t, just make a list for each one:

Next, using the adjectives below, can you add these around which picture (or on your list), where you think they best fit. I think some of them could be used to describe both scenes.

*Challenge – Can you think of two similes for either picture?

Please ask a grown up or an older brother/sister to test you on the spellings from Monday. Can you remember when we learnt the prefixes auto, anti and super? I would like you to see if you can add the correct prefix to these words below. After, look up each new word using a dictionary and write down the definition.

Geography Topic – Rivers.
Please watch this clip all about oceans and play the game at the end:

If you have an atlas at home, see if you can find the world oceans on a map – I have included a blank map to use. If you haven’t got an atlas then see if you can label your map using the internet. (Ideally, try to use the atlas if you have one because this is a skill we have to practise in Year 3).