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Year 3 Miss Morris

HAPPY EASTER

 

Below are a few different activities related to our Year 3 learning as well our weekend celebration of Easter! Twinkl also have some great Easter related eBooks available to download.  

World Health Day - 7th April

Below are a few Science related activities, similar to what we have discussed in our Science lessons while learning about the human body and what nutrition we need to stay healthy.
 

Why not have a go at home? and fill it in as you eat throughout the week! A great way of reflecting on what you’re eating while at home, making sure you’re still eating a healthy balanced diet. 

PE 

Joe Wicks has now joined with Twinkl and has released some more exercise related activities on their site. Remember you can currently use Twinkl resources for FREE!!

 

Below are a few of his 5 minute workout information cards but you will need to log onto Twinkl to get the matching video to complete the workouts with him. There are also a selection of 8 minute workouts. 
 

Good luck!

Hope you’re all staying home and keeping safe :)

Some great images created by Julia Donaldson to share with your children at home relating to the current circumstances. 
 

CHALLENGE: Can your child guess which story each image is related to?

HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Due to the Government closing all schools from Friday 20th March, a home learning pack has been sent home with your child covering a few different subjects/topics we have already learnt in class. In addition to this, I will regularly be adding various educational activities onto our class page to keep them busy throughout this unknown length of time away from education. All my thoughts and best wishes are with you all as families, take care and see you all soon!!

 

Below is a copy of our Year 3 Homework Menu which was also sent home in your child's home learning pack. Please have a look at this with your child on how to complete the activities, the instructions of how to use it are at the top.

 

MATHS ACTIVITIES

 

Below is an electronic version of the Numbot parent information letter. This software/game is to support your child with their addition and subtraction skills, working in partnership with TTRockstars (which supports your child's multiplication and division skills). Your child can log onto this site using the same username and password as TTRockstars. 

ENGLISH ACTIVITIES

Below is a fab game that you and your child can play between you. A vocabulary emoji game.
 

For example: 7. Full stop, 8. Apostrophe and 12. Direct speech etc. See whether you can find them all! 

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GENERAL ACTIVITIES
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CHICKS!

We have had the chicks visit Otter Class! There are 8 chicks this year that Miss Bones class have watched hatch. They are still adorable little fluffy chicks but they are beginning to grow their wing feathers! Otter's sure did enjoy having the chicks visit our classroom. We sat in a circle on the carpet, letting the chicks wonder around and become familiar with their surroundings before holding them.

 

Yesterday (Monday 9th March) we had the Year 5 children from Miss Wager's class teach us a science lesson about 'day and night' - Otter's class really enjoyed working in groups with the Year 5's to learn some interesting facts and complete related activities. Thank you to Miss Wager's class for teaching us!!

Sports Relief Marathon

On Monday 9th March as a class we took part in completing the school marathon for Sports Relief. As a class we had to pass the baton round the school field six times and there were four batons. We worked as a class to get the batons to move round the field and we completed it VERY quickly. We worked together as a great team to complete our sports challenge. As a school the total laps of the field have been calculated and it has worked out that AS A SCHOOL we have ran 3 WHOLE MARATHONS!!

 

REMEMBER: Non-uniform day for Sports Relief is on Friday 13th March.

Take a look at our FABULOUS costumes for World Book Day! Can you guess the names of our characters? Today we had time to share our favourite books with Mrs Jenkin's class, reading to each other and sharing who our favourite characters are. It was lovely to see all of the children participate in dressing up today. Having a range of outfits such as Little Red Riding Hood and Matalida to Willy Wonker and Robin Hood.

Dance Workshop : The Enormous Crocodile

Today as a class we had the opportunity to take part in a dance workshop. The children had to act out the story of The Enormous Crocodile, written by Roald Dahl. The children all worked well as a class to act out their parts and put it together as a class.

 

This has been filmed and shared as a class however the video is too large to upload, apologies! But please take my word for it, they were all GREAT actors and actresses! 

Cave Paintings

Today we have completed our cave paintings using watercolour paints. At the beginning of the week we discussed what cave paintings were and when they were around, before designing their own cave painting. 
 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Prehistoric Britain. Learning about the three phases: Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. How people used to live and how they used to survive. 

Experimenting with watercolours on our own robot designs! Learning the technique of how to merge and blend different colours together. Everyone did a FAB job at creating different effects! 🤖 
Today in the Otter Class we had an animal visitor. You will see that your child had the opportunity to touch and hold the tortoise if they wished to. It was a lovely experience for all of the children to have, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank-you to RR and your Mum!

We have started looking at money in Maths so please encourage your child to pay for items when you go shopping and count your change etc. We will be working towards using all four operations in solving money related word problems towards the end of next week! 💰 

We sure have some budding artists in the Otter class! Looking forward to see their chosen robot sketch next week and how they experiment with watercolours! 🎨 

Below are some of our robots that we created on the computer programme Paint 🎨

Experimenting different ways of drawing Robots

Today in Art we have continued to look at our first artist, Eric Joyner who focuses on the drawings of Robots. The children had been given one of his robot drawings and they had to complete 5 different ways of drawing the robot:

 

1. Using their normal writing hand.

2. Using their other hand.

3. Without taking their pencil off the paper.

4. With their eyes closed.

5. With a different drawing material: a biro (unable to make any mistakes).

 

The children loved this activity and it is great to see the children display passion towards their art work that they are producing. We also had some giggles at the robot drawings that they created while having their eyes closed! :) 

Drawing of Robots

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Our Second Well-being Workshop

Today the children had the opportunity to participate in a workshop by Supporting Minds which was focusing on supporting children with how to cope with 'BIG feelings'. Putting together some strategies and breathing techniques of how they can deal with and support themselves if they come across any difficult emotions.

Robots 

This term we have started to look at the topic of Robots. In English we have been using the video of the ‘Unknown Planet’ (linked below) to develop our ideas around the topic, thinking of suitable onomatopoeia’s and similes to use within our writing.

 

In Art we have been looking at the artist Eric Joyner who focuses on the sketching of robots, alongside other things he is interested in. Today we have created our own artist pages, incorporating a variety of Eric’s drawings.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS OTTERS!

I wish you all a wonderful, happy Christmas! Please make sure you keep yourself safe while celebrating over this festive period. Myself and Mrs Stevenson will see you all back at school on Monday 6th January! 🎄

Soup Tasting

Today we have been tasting different types of soup including: vegetable, minestrone, scotch broth, chicken and tomato. It was nice to see the children try some flavours of soup that they probably haven’t tried before, seeing the surprise on their face when they enjoyed the taste. 

 

Now to choose what is going to go in our class soup and taste it next week. 

Dick Whittington Pantomine

Our Christmas Party

We have had a fabulous day celebrating Christmas with a visit to Playtowers and enjoying some party food. A big thank you for the food that was sent in to be enjoyed by us all. It was lovely to see the children thoroughly enjoying themselves. 

Playtowers FUN

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Playtowers FUN

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Making our Christmas tactile wreaths after a busy week of tests. A BIG ‘WELL DONE' to all of Otters for their fantastic hard work. Thank you! :) 

Christmas Lunch in our GRINCH hats!

Our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Freeze Frame

Grammar Games

Today in grammar we played a variety of games to support ourselves in retaining grammar rules for our tests next week. These are games you can do at home too!
 

We played: 

  • a’ or ‘an’ game: relating this to words that begin with a vowel or a constant e.g an elephant, an insect, a towel, a frog. Then putting these words correctly into sentences. 

  • Prepositions: writing an interesting sentence using more than one preposition e.g The spider crawled along the table, over the ruler and down onto the floor, crawling under the cupboard. 

  • Identifying what a noun is, an adjective, a verb, an adverb, a conjunction, a pronoun and prepositions. 

  • Conjunctions: writing an interesting sentence (using adjectives) including more than one conjunction e.g and, so, for, but, however, which, because etc.

Pudsey VISITED US!

Cadbury World

WOW! What an amazing day we had on our school trip to Cadbury World. Yes, it was a very long day with the travelling but it was definitely worth it!

 

First, we travelled 1000 years back in time to Mexico, where we walked through the tropical rainforest of Mayan Indians. We discovered the origins of cocoa beans, amidst trees and waterfalls, deep in the ancient tropical rainforest. We also saw the Aztex Emperor Montezuma whose favourite drink was 'chocolatl'.

 

We also learnt how Cadbury chocolate was made as one of our talented Cadbury World chocolatiers guided us through the traditional chocolate-making technique of tempering. We also got to doodle our names in chocolate. 

 

Afterwards, we also got to go down the advertising avenue, through the bournville experience, a journey to Europe, a 4D cinema experience and a ride on Cadabra. Oh, and of course we got to go in the Cadbury shop to spend our money on CHOCOALTE :)

Macmillan Coffee Morning

A BIG thank you for all of the cake donations this morning and a thank you to those parents who were able to come and visit. Here are some photos of the Otter's class enjoying their Macmillan Coffee Morning:

Supporting Minds: Self-esteem and Resilience Workshop

Yesterday (23.09.19) the Otter's Class had the opportunity to participate in a self-esteem and resilience workshop delivered by Supporting Minds. 

 

It was discussed with the children what self-esteem and resilience are, focusing on positive emotions. The theme of the session was superheroes, so first, the children had to discuss what makes a 'good' superhero and what do they need to be able to perform their daily duties. Then the children had the opportunity to design their own superheroes, listing what their qualities as a superhero would be as well as design their own superhero mask. To end the session the children then 'strutted their stuff' down the superhero catwalk and struck a superhero pose. 

 

The session was great fun and it has supported the children in understanding their postive emotions.

Welcome to Otter Class.

Mrs Stevenson and I want to thank the whole of the Otter Class for a FABULOUS first week back at school. We are so proud of how you have all shown a positive attitude towards learning this week, showing politeness within the classroom. Let's keep it up! 

 

Important Information:

  • Outdoor PE is on Wednesdays and Indoor PE is on Thursdays so please can you ensure that your child has the correct kit in school for both of these days.
  • Spelling tests will be on Mondays. Your child will bring home a folder with their spellings inside each week. Please encourage your child to practice their spellings daily as well as completing either the sentence or definition page alongside their spellings of that week.
  • Our class library session will be alternate Tuesdays where your child will be able to choose a library book of their choice to read at home alongside their book from the reading scheme. Our first time in the library will be on Tuesday 17th September.
  • Homework timetable attached as PDF.

 

Any questions please come and ask.

Miss Morris

 

 

 

 

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