Year 3 2019-20

Home learning
 
Hello everyone!
 
This top part of the page all related to home learning and the activities/tasks you can do with your children at home (if you would like to!). By no means are these activities compulsory but it is just to give you an idea of things you can do to keep busy and keep learning. 
 
The activities are arranged by subject and are updated on a weekly basis, so please keeping checking back! Please also check the 'COVID-19' section under 'Class News' with general resources and links.
 
I really hope you are all doing well and staying safe and positive! I'll catch up with you all soon but in the mean time, my thoughts are with you all!
 
Miss Nattress :) xxx
Our fun focus this week is...
 
Extreme Reading
This week, our school challenge is to do some extreme reading! Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to read somewhere unusual or read doing something unusual, take picture and email it to me. This is going to be very funny! 
Mine is below for some inspiration! 
 
 
Summer 1
Below you will find lots of resources relating to the Summer 1 home learning, subject by subject, including the Summer 1 topic web and newsletter!
 
This is updated on a weekly basis, so please check back for more activities!

English
Here are some comprehensions to enhance your reading skills:
Follow the link below to access a BBC Bitesize lesson on recounts.
Can you write a recount about what you have been up to this week?
 
  • Remember to use first person (e.g. I, me).
  • Write in chronological order.
  • Use past tense.
  • Use lots of adjectives.
  • Focus on the most exciting parts!
 
Spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPaG)
See below for a common exception word spelling sheet and some SPaG revision mats!
Below are some BBC Bitesize lessons that focus on identifying different types of words:

Maths
Follow the link below to use the BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons or use the resources to carry out different maths activities!

Science
 
In Science, we would be looking at rocks. Here are some resources to help you carry out different investigations and activities into rocks and their formation, including how fossils are formed!
You could also:
  • Go on a rock treasure hunt
  • Categorise rocks into different groups - do you know the 3 main groups of rocks?

PSHE
The PSHE Association have released some PSHE home learning packs, for mental health and emotional wellbeing, that you can access below:
 

Geography
In Geography, we would be looking at rivers and in particular, the River Tyne. 
Have a go at labelling a river using the worksheet below.
 
You could also look at rivers around the world on Google Earth. What do you notice about them? Where do they start? Where do they end?
 

Music

Music Partnership North have created an exciting resource to practice some music at home.

"MPN Newcastle will set you, our very own local heroes, the challenge of responding to a different musical style in any way you wish!"


Art
In Art, we would have been looking at the sculptures along the River Tyne. If you have any modelling clay/playdough (or even have a go at making some salt dough!) you could try to recreate these sculptures.
 
You could also try to draw or paint areas of the River Tyne (like the art below!), using watercolours or crayons.

 

Additional Materials Beyond the Home Learning Pack

Here are some more materials that may be relevant to you:

Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy 

This website contains the online lessons that the Department for Education have organised. Registration is free.

Talk for Writing pack (English): https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

These are some excellent English packs that are interesting and have a wide variety of subjects.

Robin Hood MAT (all subjects) packs (up to eight weeks!) https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

This has a range of great suggestions for activities that are easy to organise.

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

They now have daily lessons including some by celebrities!

White Rose Hub Maths Home Learning https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

This website is one of the best resources for Maths home learning available. This is more personalised to home use than the 'small steps' sent out in Home Learning Packs which is more akin to school use.

W/B 18th May

Hello!

I hope you have had a wonderful week! The week ahead is set to be very sunny and hot so make sure you get some fresh air where you can!

Next week, some children in the class will be celebrating Eid which is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is so important to learn about other cultures and religions, so I wondered if you could find out about Eid and why/how some Muslims celebrate it?

 Next week will also focus around our school’s challenge – Extreme Reading! This involves you reading in unusual places or unusual ways and taking a photo. I have a feeling some will be very funny… make sure you send me your photos! 

Please continue to keep in contact when you can, I have loved receiving all your lovely emails and pictures! 

Love Miss Nattress  xx

W/B 11th May

 

Hello!

 I hope you have had a great week enjoying the sunshine where you can!

 Next Tuesday (12th May) it would have been Florence Nightingale’s birthday! I wonder if you can find out about her (very interesting) life? You could make a poster, leaflet or a longer piece of writing all about her achievements.

 The 12th May is also recognised as International Nurses Day because of Florence. Now more than ever, it is so important to think about what nurses and workers in the NHS achieve. To show your appreciation, you could write a thank you letter to Florence Nightingale or to nurses and care-givers you know. Remember to tweet your pictures or email me them so I can add them to our class page!

 Please continue to keep in contact when you can, I have loved receiving all your lovely emails and pictures!

 Love Miss Nattress xx

W/B 4th May

Hello!

I hope you have had a lovely week. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to you all last week and you will be hearing from me again very soon!

As Mrs Massey mentioned in the newsletter, the country will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day next Friday (8th May). It would be fantastic if you could make some bunting to display in your windows, if you want to get involved. The BBC have a useful page all about it here that you could ask your grown ups to access to help you! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

I wonder if you can image what it might have been like to celebrate VE Day and how everyone felt? Can you write either a diary entry or an information page all about VE Day? You could even get in touch with your BBC radio station to share what you’ve been up to, if you'd like to! I can't wait to see what you all get up to! Remember to tweet your pictures or email me them so I can add them to our class page!

Please continue to keep in contact when you can, I have loved receiving all your lovely emails and pictures!

Love Miss Nattress xx

To all the children in Year 3,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and have been enjoying your time off!

We’re heading into summer now which means lots more sunny days playing outside in the sunshine (hopefully!). I’ve spent my time reading, going for long walks in the park and FaceTiming my family, friends and of course, my dog!

As it is almost St. George’s Day and Shakespeare Day on 23rd April, I have a challenge for you! If you’d like to, please could you find out 5 facts about Shakespeare or do a painting of St George? If you do I would love to see these – you could ask your grown ups to email me a picture or put it on Twitter.

I hope you all continue to stay positive and happy during this time and I look forward to seeing you back in school. Thank you again for all of your lovely emails and pictures. I have loved seeing what you have been up to and as always, all your smiling faces!

Hopefully I’ll see you all soon but in the mean time, remember you can email me and we can be penpals!

Lots of love,

Miss Nattress xx

 
Spring 2
Below you will find lots of resources relating to the Spring 2 home learning!
Just a reminder that you can use www.twinkl.co.uk and the code UKTWINKLCARES for full access to their site.
 
www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning is also a brilliant site for Maths - the majority of our maths work comes from here!
www.insightoftheday.com is also a lovely website that has daily motivational and inspirational quotes.
 
The Department for Education have also released an extensive list of online resources, available here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

To all the children in Year 3

I hope you’re having a great time at home playing games, colouring, reading, drawing, playing outside when you can… remember what I always say to you: stay happy and positive! I can’t wait to hear what you’ve all been up to! I have already spoken to some of you on the phone and I will try to call the rest of you over the next week too.

As it is almost Easter I wondered if any of you might like to decorate an egg shaped stone and put a photo on Twitter? Try to decorate it by yourself as your Mums & Dads are really busy!

I hope you all continue to stay well and happy during this time and I look forward to seeing you back in school.Thank you so, so much for all of your support and well wishes over the past couple of weeks. I am so grateful to work with such a lovely and caring year group and school.

Have a wonderful week. I hope to speak to you some of you soon (or remember you can always email me and we can be penpals!)

Miss Nattress xx

Hello!

I hope you have had a wonderful week so far. Luckily we have had lots of sunshine this week!

Next Wednesday (29th April) is International Dance Day, a global event which celebrates all genres of dance. To celebrate this yourself, you could research where different types of dance originate (e.g. ballet, tango) and even have a go at practising some of these dances yourselves!

I have been continuing to make phonecalls this week to see how you all have been doing, so if you haven’t heard from me yet, you will soon! In the mean time, remember you can email me and we can be penpals! I have loved receiving all your lovely emails and pictures already!

Lots of love,

Miss Nattress xx

 
Before the March 2020 closure:
Welcome to Year 3! Find out what we are learning about here.
2018 - 2019
2019 - 2020

Hello!

 I hope you have had a wonderful week! The week ahead is set to be very sunny and hot so make sure you get some fresh air where you can!

 Next week, some children in the class will be celebrating Eid which is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is so important to learn about other cultures and religions, so I wondered if you could find out about Eid and why/how some Muslims celebrate it?

 Next week will also focus around our school’s challenge – Extreme Reading! This involves you reading in unusual places or unusual ways and taking a photo. I have a feeling some will be very funny… make sure you send me your photos! Mine is on our class page- but I’m sure you can do so much better!

Finally, Daft Day should have been on Friday this week. Can you do something daft and tweet it using #GSTdaft on Friday?

Please continue to keep in contact when you can, I have loved receiving all your lovely emails and pictures! 

Love Miss Nattress  xx