During the School Closure, we will provide ideas for work and things to do at home here. As always, please visit our Learning Zone for a variety of suggested activities and electronic resources.
English and Maths Activities wb 29/6/20
English: This week we will be looking at proper nouns. We will be linking this to our topic work and remembering to use capital letters for place names. Here are the resources and activities we will be doing in our bubble:
Maths: We are moving on from place value activities and beginning to revise addition and subtraction. Here are the resources linked to the White Rose Hub based around 10/100 more and less, number bonds and finding patterns. The resources are both Year 2 and 3 and we will be looking at them all, some as revision first.
Thank you so much for all your hard work during lockdown-we are very proud of you! Please share any work that you do with us by sending a picture of your work to your class email and as always we will respond. We look forward to seeing your work!
Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Moore
North American Landmarks 29/6/20 for Year 2 and 3
This week we will continue our journey 'Around the World' in the Year 2 and 3 bubble. We are going to research and learn about some famous landmarks in the continent of North America and we invite you to join us.
Just as we did last week we have sheets below where you can create a poster or factfile about your chosen landmark on the computer and practise your I.T. skills. Or choose one of the lined sheets to write some factual sentences about the landmark that you have chosen. When you click on the document just enable editing to set the page before you print it.
We have included some websites for you to read and research the landmarks as well as some video clips on youtube. We have also put a sheet of facts about the Statue of Liberty and a comprehension task that goes with it. There is a photograph of the Statue of Liberty from which you could create your own jigsaw. You decide how many pieces and the shape of the pieces and then see if you can put it all back together. There are also links to youtube guides to help you draw some of the landmarks.
Have fun and enjoy learning about these famous landmarks. Please share any work that you do with us, if it is your art work or a factfile, by sending it to your class email and as always we will respond. We look forward to seeing your work!
Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Moore
Activities - just click on any document to open it.
Useful websites - click to open the links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHRc7G0gVo Statue of Liberty free school facts clip
read some facts about the Statue of Liberty. This has an audio at the bottom that will read the text as well.
https://kids.kiddle.co/Statue_of_Liberty Read facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GByZj3a8Oac how to draw the Statue of Liberty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fApIefqUvSo Mount Rushmore free school facts clip
Read facts about Mount Rushmore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Q3eIq3goo How to draw Mount Rushmore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKphjf3VZhA Golden Gate Bridge free school facts clip
https://kids.kiddle.co/Golden_Gate_Bridge Read facts about the Golden Gate Bridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAb3kcaQl8o How to draw the Golden Gate Bridge
In English we are also learning about proper nouns. See the power point and activity below.
European Landmarks WB 22/6/20 for Year 2 and 3
As part of our Around the World learning we are going to learn about some famous landmarks. We are starting with some European landmarks including Big Ben, The Eiffel Tower and The Colosseum. Below are some sheets that you can use to research each of these landmarks and then use the facts that you have learnt to create a poster about one or each of the landmarks. You can do this poster on a laptop (see the PC sheet) or you can write about the landmark using the sheet with the lines. If you use your PC or laptop can you change the colour of the font (lettering,) or the size of the writing or add some new images of the landmark? For your research record where you would see the landmark, how old the landmark is, why the landmark is famous, how many people visit it and any other interesting facts.
We will also be doing some art work where we will try to draw the landmarks. We have included some step by step drawing guides that may encourage/help you with this.
Thank you to those of you who have emailed your learning/work about the world so far. We would love to see more! Please do ask your parents to email us a photograph of your work or if you create a poster on the PC it can be emailed as an attachment to us. If you are only just about to start learning about the Continents (see Around the World June Project below) then please do send your work. We are interested in whatever learning you have been doing so please keep in touch.
Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Moore
Worksheets for research - just clink on the link to open the document
Useful websites about landmarks for research and art work:
Websites/video clips to aid research. Click the blue link to open.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-x74MFiWkg youtube link to a video about the Colosseum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXSUXymeh-E youtube link how to draw the Colosseum step by step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUafW5QkASA youtube link to a video about the Eiffel Tower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2lnt0q4uxY youtube video how to draw the Eiffel Tower step by step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKmpld1PoPQ youtube link to a video about Big Ben
https://kidzfeed.com/big-ben-facts-for-kids/ this is dated 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYqS2CE_IBg youtube link for how to draw Big Ben step by step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDAUa0XSHI youtube BBC video of London landmarks
Storm acrostic poem
Here is the worksheet for the storm acrostic poem. When completed please send me a picture using our class email :)
Father's Day Card
This Sunday is Father's Day. Please find a template below for you to make a card for your dad, grandad or a male that is special to you. If you click on the first link below you will see an example card. We have tried to find something that can be done at home by Year 2 and 3 children and by the children in the Year 2/3 'bubble' in school. Good Luck with it!
Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh.
Week beginning 15.6.20 Year 2 and 3 work
This week in our mixed year 2 and 3 bubble we will be working on how to use a range of conjunctions in sentences.
As well as conjunctions we will be working on the Year 2 and 3/4 common exception words in spellings-here they are to help you practise at home:
We we will then use them in our writing on our toucan fact file. We will use these websites for research and this sheet for the fact file:
We will also be working on our school's mission statement and what it means to us using this sheet:
We will be starting our 'All around the world' topic.' Please see the posts below and on the Year 2 page for the resources for these. We will be continuing to use the place value work from the booklet in the post below for last week.
Please keep emailing your work to myself and Year 2 to Miss Moore so we can share it with the bubble in school so it can be like we are all learning together.
Alongside this we ask that the children still access the online resources on BBC Bitesize, Spelling Frame and TT Rockstars. Remember just 10 minutes a day on TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame will make such a difference!
Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Moore :)
Week beginning 8.6.20
This week in our Year 2 and 3 key-worker bubble we have done some extra activities, before starting our 'Around the World' project-see more information and resources for this below. We will be continuing on this project next week using these resources.
In addition to them we have revised number and place value in maths using these:
We looked at uplevelling sentences using these:
In RE we looked at God loving everyone, and his new commandment, as well as our dreams for after lockdown using Martin Luther King as inspiration these:
We also learnt how to draw a toucan, as we have given our bubble name the 'Terrific Toucans!' using this tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4f_gQH7Skk
I would love to see your work and I will share it with the class in our bubble so please share using the class email email@example.com
Missing you all, keep safe :)
Mrs Cavanagh x
Around Our World - June Project
Hello Year 3,
We have another really interesting project that we would like to share with you for this half-term. The year 2 and 3 key worker children who will be in school will be starting this project this week and we want you to join in with us. Below are links to the powerpoints and activities that the children in school will do in their topic work this week.
Espresso also has it's own section about the World called Passport in the KS1 Geography section.
Espresso Login student18703 password stmarys
If you have saved the password for Espresso follow the link below and it should take you to the main 'Passport' page. From here you can learn about the different continents and about some countries within each.
When you feel ready, there is a continents quiz below for you to try to label each continent.
We will continue to add to these resources as we move through the topic in school.
Don't forget any work that you are doing at home, please share with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you. If it's work around our new topic we will share it with your friends in school, then we are all learning together.
Also remember to keep up with the basics, Maths and English, BBC Bitesize is great for this. We have reset all of your TT Rockstars and had a look to see who has been practising! We can see that some of you really have been working on this, but it would be great if we all practised, even if it was just for 5 or 10 minutes each day. Remember to keep reading and to use Spelling Frame so that you keep those Year 1 and 2 spellings in your head.
Take care and we look forward to hearing from you,
Week beginning 18.05.2020 Science Work Week
Hello Year 3! I am missing you lots and hope you are all keeping safe.
As always, I would like you to log in to TT Rockstars and the BBC Bitesize website daily to complete the activities on there. In addition I would like you to focus on some science work this week. Enjoy some family time too-playing in the garden, nature walks, make a den, bake, paint and so on.
Our topic this half term would have been Light and Shadows. I have attached a picture of the objectives we would have covered and I will share the activities we would have done here. You can also go to the BBC website for a range of Science videos based on Light to help with your learning. They are very helpful and quite short!
Light and Shadow activity ideas:
-have a look at all of the different light sources-can you draw them or make a list?
-draw a diagram to show how light reflects so we can see-see image below for help
-look at what the words opaque, transparent and translucent mean-see sentence starters below
-investigate how shadows are formed (by a source blocking the light) and how the change throughout the day-see below for a shadow drawing activity and investigation idea, you could also make shadow puppets!
-create a sun safety poster-what do you need to be safe in the sun? Can you draw yourself ready to go in the sun and label what you have put on to make sure you are safe?
-design and your own sunglasses explaining how they are going to keep you and your eyes safe in the sunshine
Please send over any pictures or videos via the Year 3 email ( Year3@smrc-lit.co.uk ) as I am loving seeing your fantastic hard work. Keep it up, you are making me very proud :)
I can't wait to see you all when it is safe to do so. Keep safe and behave for your adults.
Mrs Cavanagh x
Week beginning 27.4.20 Daily activities
Hello Year 3, I hope you are all well-I am missing you all lots!
Here are the links to the websites we would like you to be accessing for your daily work activities, you can also go on Purple Mash and Espresso for some as well.
Please keep logging on to TT Rockstars and practising your spellings on the Spelling Frame website.
Also, please email me any work or pictures on our new school email:
I will reply to all the messages and work that you send me, I am really looking forward to seeing what you have been up to!
Sending massive virtual hugs! Keep safe, stay at home and listen to your adults!
Mrs Cavanagh x
Week beginning 20.4.20 Extra Activities
Hello again Year 3, I hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter in the sunshine, talking about the Easter story and reflecting on Jesus's sacrifice for us. I am uploading some ideas of things we would have done in class this week. These are here if you needed some extra work to do as I still want you to be doing the Purple Mash daily activities, TT Rockstars and the work packs that were sent home too.
I am missing you lots and lots and thinking about you all. Keep safe :)
It is very exciting Year 3 as I received a letter from Hogwarts introducing our new book-Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! This week we would have done the introduction activity looking at the front cover and answering the three questions-see image below, and we would have read Chapter 1 throughout the week. If you do not have a copy of the book, no worries, just search for it online and there are plenty of websites that have it to read or listen to. We would have also made a wand so if you find a special looking twig on your daily walk you could take it home and decorate it into your very own magic wand! We also would have researched the author J K Rowling and completed the Purple Mash activity seen in the image below. Finally, we would have sorted you into houses! Find a quiz online to find out what Hogwarts house you would be in and let me know by commenting on my recent Facebook post.
This week we would have started time. We would have looked at reminding ourselves of o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to as well as looking at comparing time-how many minutes in an hour, seconds in a minute and so on. We would have made a paper plate clock with a split pin if you have the resources. We would then have moved onto telling the time to 5 minute intervals-5 past, 10 past etc and looking into digital time eventually too. There are plenty of resources on Purple Mash if you search for 'Time' in the search bar. Keep asking your child throughout the day-what time is it?
This weeks focus would have been a celebration of Jesus's resurrection. Make a poster to show what a miracle it is and reflect on how important Jesus is to us all. Spend some time doing a prayer session thanking Jesus for what he has done for us.
Week beginning 6.4.20 Easter activities
I hope you are all well Year 3!
Here are some Easter activities you can do, if you wanted to. There is a mix of Purple Mash and craft ideas. I would like you to focus on the Easter story and the religious meaning around Easter. On Purple Mash there are two activities to have a go at. Type in Easter and you will see a folder come up. If you click it there will be a few projects that come up. The ones I want you to look at are: The Easter Story and Easter Research. I will attach some pictures to show which ones. There is also a symmetry paint an egg activity which is quite fun too.
If you wanted you can do your own activity-sequence some pictures, a newspaper article or diary entry based on the events, a comic strip-you can be as creative as you like!
I am also uploading some ideas for Easter craft as you know I like to do lots of arts and crafts where possible! I have tried to find ones you could do at home with limited resources. Again, feel free to do your own or you could always still make an Easter garden!
As ever, these are extras and additional to the daily activities on Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, work-packs,reading and Spelling Frame activities we have set.
Please remember to take some time to spend quality time with your family safely and do what you can do.
Missing you all and hope you are staying safe.
Mrs Cavanagh :)
Week beginning 30.3.20 Purple Mash
This week, if you are stuck for something to do, I would like you to have a look at Purple Mash and complete a writing project. Just log on to Purple Mash, search Ancient Greece then choose a project to do! Remember to save it so we can print when back at school. There is so much to choose from, from posters to leaflets on the Olympics, food, theatre, clothing and all about the Gods. I look forward to seeing what you do :)
Keep safe Year 3, you are all in my thoughts!
Hello Year 3, I hope you are all getting on with some super learning at home. I cannot wait to hear about it when I get to see you again. I just thought I would hop on with some ideas of what we have and haven't covered yet to give you an idea if you wanted extra things to do. If you find yourself with some free time-read or make your own book! :) Please note these are just extra suggestions, if you need/want them. Please also spend time playing games, building dens, baking and being with your family!
Missing you all and keep safe!!
Mrs Cavanagh :)
Try to go on Spelling Frame, for 10-15mins a day, and practise the Year 2 and Year 3/4 spelling rules-there's some really fun games on here too and these are what we use to send the weekly spellings home. Also you can have a look at the high frequency words, next 200 high frequency words and the Year 3 and 4 spellings to practise.
Our next Big Write was going to be to write the ending of the Iron Man in your own words. We have read it in class a couple of times now. As always practising handwriting and use of expanded noun phrases would be great too.
Our next story to focus on in class will be Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We haven't done anything on this yet. Can you maybe make a wand or a potion? Feel free to read or watch it in preparation for when we are back. No worries if you don't have it as we will be reading it all in class.
We had just gone over column addition and subtraction and fractions. These are topics the children will know how to work out. Ones to revise were 2 digit x 1 digit multiplication and division. We did division by sharing and then bus stop method.
Topics we haven't covered, that I feel you could look at at home, are time and 2D and 3D shapes. It would be amazing if you could help the children to tell the time, from o clock, half past, quarter to and past, moving onto 5 minute intervals and then digital time.
As always, go on to TT Rockstars everyday for extra practise! I would also recommend the Top Marks Daily 10 mental maths challenge on their website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
As part of the RE we were focused on the process of Holy Communion. Talk to your child about it and what to expect on their big day!
We would also have looked at the Easter Story. Watch a cartoon of it on YouTube and do a writing project on it. Can you storyboard it with a sentence underneath or can you write it up as a book for me to read? You could even do it as a newspaper report or as a diary entry of someone who was there. You could even create a piece of art of the cross or make an Easter card for a family member.
Our current topic is Forces and Magnets. We had looked at friction and pushes and pulls. If you have a ramp and a car you could do your own investigation at home! We didn't manage to look at magnets so if you have any at home see what is magnetic around your house. You could even attach it to a stick and make a magnetic fishing game! Also, have a look at the Explorify website for some great Science videos!
We had briefly started our new topic on Ancient Greece. Any research projects on this would be fab! You could do a poster, build a model or Greek pot, make Greek Gods snap cards, a painting of a God or landmark, practise some Olympic sports, fact files-try and be as creative as you can! Anything you do manage to make I would love to see or see a picture of when we are back!
Log onto Purple Mash and search for many amazing activities to complete. You can do a paint project, describe a Spring scene, write a report or make a leaflet-there are hundreds of activities to do. We have just written a postcard from a European landmark using Purple Mash. Just make sure you save them when you are done. There are plenty of coding games on here too which are great!
Welcome to Year 3 Class Page!
Welcome back to a very exciting half term in Year 3! I hope you have all had a lovely break.
I am very excited to be helping the children progress throughout the year and making sure they enjoy their first year in the Juniors! I look forward to working together with the children and yourselves to achieve this.
Our topics this half term will be Ancient Greece in History, sewing skills in DT in Art and forces and magnets in Science. In Music we will be looking at composing a piece of music using percussion instruments based on the planets. We will also be learning how to speak Spanish and using the computers for coding.
In Religion our focus this half term is 'Eucharist' and we are looking at the parts of Mass. We will also look at Lent and the build up to the Easter story. We will also have a focus on the Sacramental Programme as this half term children will take part in Reconciliation. We will also have an assembly on this.
I have also attached a medium-term plan for extra information.
Please do not hesitate to speak with myself or any of the Year 3 team if you have any questions,
Class Teacher: Mrs Cavanagh
Teaching Assistants: Miss Kelly, Miss Matthews and Mrs McCormick
Written homework will no longer be sent home; however, we encourage that children read their reading books and practise their spellings, times tables and handwriting throughout the week at home. Reading books and spellings will be sent home on a Monday. The spellings sheet needs to be completed and brought back into class by Friday. They will have a spelling test on the Friday morning. We would also like children to access Times Tables Rockstars at home to practise their times tables.
We will listen to the children read in school as part of their Guided Reading sessions. Please listen to your child read every night, even if it is just for 10 minutes before bedtime. We also ask that you log and comment on your child’s reading. It is important that children are encouraged to read widely at home, as it will have a positive impact on all aspects of learning. If you have any questions and issues regarding reading books, please do not hesitate to ask a member of Year 3 staff. Reading books will be given out a Monday and need to be returned by the following Monday, but if you finish before then we will change them.
Our PE sessions are on a Wednesday this half term whilst we have Anna's Dance, however please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school for the week. If your child wears earrings, please ensure they are removed or covered ready for our PE sessions. It would also be practical and useful for all items of clothing to be labelled with your child’s name on.
It is important that children stay hydrated throughout the school day to help aid concentration. If you wish your child to have a water bottle in school, please could you ensure it has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled.