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St Mary's R.C. Primary School

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Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ

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01617 894532

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stmaryseccles.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

Year 3

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope your families are safe and well and are managing to find the positives in this very unusual situation. We are missing you all dearly and hope the situation is soon safe enough for our community to come together again.

Accompanying this letter, is an updated learning plan to cover weeks beginning Monday 18th May and Tuesday 2nd June (week beginning 25th May is half term). In addition to this, the BBC continue to provide daily lessons.  The link for this site is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize these will continue throughout the pandemic.

We will again be making contact with all parents and pupils over the next two weeks in order to ensure you are all well and to provide support when required with home learning. Thank you so much for sharing some of the fabulous work you have been producing, it is truly heart-warming to see the efforts that you have all been showing in these difficult times. If you want to send more work, which you are especially proud of, please send to: Year3.StMarysRC@Salford.gov.uk

For safeguarding purposes please ensure any uploading is carried out by an adult.

Teachers will continue to look at the work each Friday and respond where appropriate or necessary via email. All the links on the learning plan have been checked by school staff and they appear to be safe and are approved; however it is important that we all keep ourselves vigilant when using the internet.

 

In addition to this, on the afternoon of Thursday 21st  May, we would love you to get involved with the Joy of Moving Home School Festival. The resources are also attached to this letter. We would love to see any photographs of you taking part and again please send to your class email address.

 

If you have any concerns or need to discuss matters with a teacher or myself, please continue to contact the school office through the generic email address and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your efforts during these times you have all played your own significant part, for which we are grateful.’

God bless and hopefully we will see you very soon.

Best Wishes

Mrs K. Fawcett and Mrs C. Hesford

Learning Project WEEK 5/6 - Viewpoints

Year 3

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) 

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Working on Times Table Rockstars -​ your child will have an individual login to access this (20​                mins on SOUND CHECK).

●      Play on Hit the Button -  focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables. 

●      Adding totals of the weekly shopping list or some work around money. This game could support work on adding​ money. 

●      Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to​              access the game). Read to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes. 

●      Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Multiplication. This could be pictures,​             diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.

●      Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given numbers in 100s.

●      Work through a https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login# lesson practice task and complete the homework activity, using your child’s individual login to access this   

●      Find a recipe and bake something together. Encourage your child to do all the measuring of ingredients. Can they double or treble to quantities to test their maths skills.

●      Use a ruler, what items can you find around the house that are more/less than 30cm?

 

 

●      You could share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day. 

●      Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.

●      Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. 

●      Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book. 

●      Get your child to read a book on Active learn and complete the activities. These focus on comprehension skills. 

●      Check out  https://www.pobble365.com/  either look at the activities for the day or pick another date that grabs their interest: for each picture there are linked comprehension questions, sentence challenges, a story starter and an art activity.

●      Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word? 

●      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with.They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

●      Use Twinkl to gain access to Year 3 comprehensions of your choice

 

 

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

 

●      Practise the Year 3/4 for Common

Exception words.

●      Practise your spelling on ​ Spelling Shed

●      Practise your spelling on ​ Spelling Frame

●      Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?

●      Choose 5 Common Exception words

and practise spelling them using pyramid words. Write the word in a pyramid, e.g. 

                      s                      sp                     spe                     spel                     spell                     spelli                    spellin                   spelling

●      Write a letter to a family member telling them all about how their day has been.

 

●      Write a list poem about all the things they like. Which adjectives and adverbs could they include too?

E.g I like eating juicy, sweet strawberries. 

 

●      If they were to become a superhero what would their superpower be? Write a character description of them as a superhero. Explain how they save the day.

 

●      Retell a traditional tale from another character’s point of view. E.g Tell the three little pigs from the wolf’s perspective. 

 

●      Design an information leaflet that highlights how children can keep safe.

 

●      Take part in a writing master class

 

●      See Pobble365 above – use the linked story starter.

 

●      Can you write a story about a ‘World’s Worst Child’ or ‘World’s Worst Teacher’- we have read some of these in Year 3.

 

●      Write a diary entry from a day of your choice. Write a diary entry from a characters point of view from a book you have read (if you are stuck- choose a character from our last class story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about different viewpoints. Learning may focus on physical viewpoints in terms of what you can see outside of the window at home, what others can see looking into your home and then progress onto personal viewpoints and of others.

 

●      Let’s Wonder:

 

             Draw a picture of themself and label their drawing with the qualities they have.

             How do others see them differently? Ask people at home to add to their qualities. 

             How are they different to other children in different parts of the world?  What makes them              similar to other children around the world?

             

●      Let’s Create:     

 

             Look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3gkq6f: watch the film which teaches about             the work of local artist LS Lowry. Then complete the Classroom ideas suggesting children aim to imitate the style of his painting including using Lowry-style figures which could be set within an urban landscape or displayed individually as simple figures. After studying the figures, then focus on the urban background using your street, or busy street you’ve been for a walk/bike ride to recently.

 

Complete an observational drawing of what they see outside a window in their house. Then get out into the garden and find natural forms such as stones, leaves, flowers and animals. Complete sketches, showing an awareness of different viewpoints of the same object. Remember to concentrate on tone and shading.

 

Try making shadow hand puppets! You will need to watch this video then position a lamp so that it shines onto a nearby wall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8wP2RYy64

 

Doodle challenge - Draw 20 circles and try to fill each one in with an emoji showing a different emotion or expression. Think about all of these feelings and try to label each one (for example: calm.)

 

 

●      Be Active:

 

Move around their home and garden taking photographs from different viewpoints. Which photos do they like? Do the people they live with like the same photos as them? Why? Why not? 

 

Can you take part in a new form of exercise that you haven’t tried before or done for awhile?

 

Can you create an obstacle course in your garden or in your house?

 

1.    Go to the woods for a walk. Bring a pine cone home with you.

2.    Put the pine cone into a pot with some soil, so that most of the cone stands out.

3.    Every day, water it with a small amount of water (too much water will make the cone rot).

4.    After some time, a tiny tree will appear.

5.    You have started oxygen production and you have a piece of forest in your own home.

 

Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week. 

 

●      Time to Talk: 

 

Talk about keeping safe, discuss different ways to keep safe. Basic hygiene rules, road safety, internet safety, water safety, being safe around the home, stranger danger. How do different people view this? 

 

●      Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences:

 

Listen to different pieces of music from around the world, which styles of music do they prefer and why? Music Maybe they could learn a song by heart and perform it.

 

 

        ●     Reflect:

 

Design their own ideal world. Would their world contain the same things as other people? Which things are most important to them? What are they going to include?

 

Time to relax with Peace Out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQCnWvwrO8U

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs -​ These packs are split into different year groups​     and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home. 

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email​      address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.  

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of​         these are free to access. 

 

Help a grown up to cook a meal one evening this week. Help at every stage of the process: preparing the food, setting the table and washing up.

 

Can you complete this Cake Challenge

 

(Mrs Fawcett has completed this with her 3 boys and they loved it! I look forward to hearing what you thought of it)

 

1.Turn the oven on to 200

2.Label bowels A,B,C,D,E,F

3.Use the chart to measure the right ingredients into each bowl and then stir well.

4.Make 2 cupcakes with each batch of mixture (you won’t need it all- the left over mixture can all be put together to make more cakes!)

5.Ask an adult to bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes. When your cakes are cool it’s time to eat them!

 

 

Marg or butter

Sugar

Eggs

Plain flour

Baking powder

A

50g

50g

1 egg

50g

½ tsp

B

-

50g

1 egg

50g

½ tsp

C

50g

-

1 egg

50g

½ tsp

D

50g

50g

-

50g

½ tsp

E

50g

50g

1 egg

-

½ tsp

F

50g

50g

1 egg

50g

-

 

You should find:

Only cake A has all the ingredients- the control. Compare it to all the other cakes which each have one missing ingredient. What differences do you notice in the way they look, small, feel and taste? Can you notice what each ingredient does by noticing what happens when it’s missing?

 

Can you learn some sign language? Use the weblink below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA

 

#TheLearningProjects

 

The Joy of Moving - Please click on this link to download your pack

 

 

 

 Learning Project WEEK 3 and 4 - The area you live in

 

 

Age Range: Year 3

 

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)      

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

·         Working on  Times  Table  Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this

·         Play on  Hit  the  Button  -  focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

·         Adding totals of the weekly shopping list or some work around money. This

game could support work on adding money.

·         Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game  (scroll down to access the game). Read to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes.

·         Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Subtraction. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.

·         Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given number in

10s.

·         Work through a https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login#  lesson practice task and complete the homework activity, using your child’s individual login to access this   

·         Use the BBC Bitesize lessons to support maths learning

 

 

·         You could share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day.

·         Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.

·         Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world.

·         Get your child to read a book on  Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book.

·          Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word?

·         With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers

·         Phone a relative and read your book to them over the phone

 

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)     

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

·         Practise the Year 3/4 for  Common

Exception  words.

 

·         Choose 5 Common Exception words.

·         Write a synonym, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?

 

·         Choose 5 Common Exception words and practise spelling them using green vowels. Write the word and every vowel complete in green, e.g. spelling.

 

·         Create a wordsearch with 10 of the Common Exception words for someone in your family to solve

·         Write a diary entry summarising the events from the day/week.

·         Write an information report about their local area. Remember to include headings and subheadings.

·         Choose an interesting building they have found out about and write a list of questions they would like to ask

·         Write a story about a stranger coming to their local area. What happens? Is it a good thing? Or does something terrible happen? (Think of stories with strangers eg The Pied Piper of Hamelin)

·         Write a setting description to describe their local area. What is in their local area? What do they like/dislike about it and why?

·         Take part in a writing master class. 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

 

Let’s  Wonder:                                                                                                      

Think about their street. What type of houses are on their street? What type

of house do they live in? What other buildings are close by? Find out about

their local area, what different buildings does it have? How old are some of those buildings? How have they changed over time? Use a map to locate different places. Look

on Google  Earth

 

Let’s  Create:

Draw their own map of their local area.

Choose a building they most admire in their local area. Make a model of that building using materials of their choice. (Playdough, junk modelling, lego etc…..) How well did they do? What would they do differently next time? What have they learnt?

 

●     Be  Active:

Get out into the garden, pull up some weeds or mow the lawn? Does their garden need a tidy up? Maybe they could plant some seeds.  Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

 

●     Time  to  Talk:

Were their family members all born in this local area? If not, how is their place of birth different to their own local area? If they were, how different is the local area since they were born? Talk about their memories of how it has changed.

 

●     Understanding  Others  and  Appreciating  Differences:

Research different places of worship that can be found in their local area. Can they find their nearest Church? Mosque? Synagogue? Temple? Gurdwara? What can they find out about them? Draw pictures and label them with any information they find out.

 

·         Can you become the eco warrior for your home? Turn off the lights, check for dripping taps, check items are being recycled that can be, look after the plants

 

●   Reflect:

Think about what would improve their local area? What is their local area lacking? What spoils their local area? What could be done?

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

 

Classroom  Secrets  Learning  Packs  - ​These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

 

Twinkl- ​to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email

address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

 

Headteacherchat  - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

 

Use the BBC bitesize lessons- the link for this site is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.

 

Music- MAPAS (Salford’s Music Service) have set up a system whereby everyone can access instrumental music lessons if they wish, via video link.

https://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/mapas/music-during-covid-19/online-music-lessons

 

Use this link to create a bookmark, for yourself or as a family member. Maybe you could post one to a friend or family member as a surprise gift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARvzPYYnLV8

 

Can you recap some French you know on these websites;

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/french/introduction/

 

Have a go at Cosmic yoga as some of your daily exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg

 

Have a go at some of these practical science investigations using items found in your home

https://theworldistheirclassroom.blogspot.com/2020/02/kitchen-science-guest-post-by-dr-jo.html?m=1

 

Take part in the CWMT Wellbeing Challenge 2020

This is a free interactive challenge. The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’:

Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give

The challenge will be for 2 weeks (Monday 4th May - Sunday 17th), the aim is to complete at least one wellbeing activity for each of the five ways during this two-week period, and document it by sending a photo of the activity in progress to the website link below and you could be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize.

There are lots of ideas to help you out in the pack, but you are welcome to do your own activities too. Obviously, you can do much more than just one per ‘way’ if you are enjoying it!

There are 2 packs - one for primary aged children and one for secondary/sixth form age.

Information about how to take part is via this website: www.cwmt.org.uk/wellbeing-challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Project 2 weeks learning - My Family

Year 3

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) 

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Working on Times Table Rockstars -​ your child will have an individual login to access this (20​   mins on SOUND CHECK).

●      Play on Hit the Button -  focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables. 

●      Adding totals of the weekly shopping list or some work around money. This game could support work on adding money. 

●      Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to​   access the game). Read to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes. If you can extend to reading to 1 minute intervals that would be fantastic.

●      Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Addition. This could be pictures,​               diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be. In school we have been learning the expanded column addition method. See if they can demonstrate that.

●      Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given number in 1s. Try to expand to 3 digit numbers, crossing the tens/ hundreds digits.

 

●      You could share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day. In school last term we read folk tales, mystery stories and Roald Dahl books if you want to focus on these themes.

●      Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.

●      Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. 

●      Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book. 

●      Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word? 

●      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. Can you find any persuasive texts? E.g. adverts. In school we would be moving onto identifying features of persuasive texts in summer term.

 

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words.​ Can you write the vowels in one colour and the consonants in another e.g. heart.

 

●      Practise your spelling on ​ Spelling Frame

 

●      Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write synonyms, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?

 

●      Choose 5 Common Exception words

and practise spelling them using forwards backwards. Write the word forwards then write the words backwards, e.g. forwards      sdrawrof​  

●      Write a recount of your day. This could be used in history one day to show what happened during this period.

 

●      Write a character description of a member of their family. What do they look like? How do they behave? etc...

 

●      Write a story involving members of their family. Do they have to defeat a monster? or find something they have lost? Or can you write a mystery story/ folk tale like we did in Spring term?

 

●      Write a set of family rules, could they begin with ‘We always…..’ rather than

‘We do not ………’

 

●      Write a letter/email/ text message to a member of their family that they have not seen this week. What questions would you like to ask them? What can you tell them that you have done

 

●      Take part in a writing master class

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the two weeks

The project for these two weeks aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better

understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

 

●      Let’s Wonder:

 

Who is in your child’s immediate family? What other relatives do they have? How does their family link together? How many people do they have in their family? Why not spend time ​ looking through old photos and talking about​

the people in their families.  What family stories can they tell? How is life different to their parents? grandparents?

 

In School in geography we would be thinking about our local area this term. How do you family fit into the local area? How long have they lived here? What jobs do they do? Could you create a simple map of your local area linked to your family e.g. your house, your school, where your parents work, where you go to church, where you go for activities, where you go out to eat.

 

●      Let’s Create:

 

Create a piece of artwork entitled ‘Family’. This could be a drawing, a self portrait, a sculpture or collage. Could they copy another artist's style? Which materials have they chosen to use and why? How do they feel about their piece of artwork? What would they change or not? Family portraits​  .

 

●      Be Active:

 

Go Noodle with the family or have a family workout.  Fancy a dance? There are lots of dance videos they could try. Dance. Maybe try some ​   Yoga.​  Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

 

●      Time to Talk: 

 

Perhaps they could play a board game, facetime a member of their family they have not seen this week, enjoy a family indoor picnic or have a family dinner. 

 

●      Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences:

 

Discuss how their family is different to other people’s families. Discuss whether all families are the same? Does it matter? Do all families have the same faith? Do all families worship in the same way?

 

●      Reflect:

 

Find out what music their family members enjoy. Do they like the same music? What is their favourite song? They could listen to different pieces of music together with their family. Do they like/dislike any particular types of music and why? Can they Identify the instruments they can hear and describe how the music makes them feel? Why not get them to listen to some of the classics?

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs -​ These packs are split into different year groups​     and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home. 

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email​      address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.  Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of​         these are free to access. 

#TheLearningProjects

Year 3 Welcome Powerpoint

Spring 2 Learning Plan

Spring 2 Spellings

Climates of the World - Spring 2 Class Project

Autumn 1 Learning Plan

Autumn 2 Learning Plan

Swimming Letter

Spellings

 Creative Project – Year 3 - Pre-historic Britain please click on this link to view 

Congratulations to Dregen and his once in a lifetime trip to Wembley Football Stadium earlier in the month.  Read all about it below.