Greenfinch Class wc 29th June

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Hello Greenfinches!

We cannot believe that on Wednesday it will be the first day of July! This is certainly not the end of the year that we had planned for Greenfinch class – we do miss you terribly! We hope that whether you are in school a little bit or at home you are all happy, looking after your family and enjoying the beautiful sunshine that we are having.

The new teacher’s video (by Mrs Nixon), will be on the website on Monday morning. Please watch this before you begin your home learning.

As always, the Greenfinch@ email address can be used by parents to ask any work-related questions and you can also to send us something that you have done during the week that you would like us to see. We have really enjoyed reading some of your stories and seeing photos of some of you taking part in the Virtual Sports Day – well done guys!

Below, we have listed the new activities for English and Maths for this week.

Please remember to work through our suggested activities at your own pace as part of a daily or weekly schedule that works for you in your home.

Have a great week everyone!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Class Blog

Our class blog is over on Purple Mash … come and join in! Here you can chat with your classmates and Miss Jell and meet the new members of the class (we have 3 new children!)

  • Just click on the tab at the top of Purple Mash marked “Sharing”
  • then click on “Shared Blogs”
  • and then click on the “Greenfinch class” icon.

Reading

Purple Mash Reading 2do – Chapter 4

This week I have set Chapter 4 of our more challenging text. If you logon to Purple Mash and look at your 2Dos you will see Chapter 4 of “A Horde of Ravens”. There is also a quiz linked to Chapter 4. I will set Chapter 5 next week. Well done to everyone who is trying so hard on the quizzes, it is great for us to see you scores online!

Collins Big Cat Online Books

https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to login
  • Use the tick boxes on the left of the screen too choose the coloured book band you would like to read
  • Browse and select books from the shelf

You can listen to the story being read, pause and read yourself, zoom in to the words/pictures and complete an activity, all using the control panel at the bottom of the screen…

The books go up to Turquoise level book bands and this will give you an idea of the highest level on this site…

If you child has recently become a free reader these books would still be beneficial for reading comprehension in conjunction with the quiz.

Oxford Owl – NEW TITLES ADDED!!!

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Dangerous Trainers
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – Animal Tails

For books at a lower level, please see ‘Collins Big Cat’ instructions above.

Comprehension

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • Sharks vs Whales
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • Life of a tree
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Lightning storms

You do not have to print off all the sheets, the text can read on screen and answers can be written on to paper.

Remember – DON’T GUESS! Go back to the text, find your answer, underline it, or circle it, or highlight it but …… DON’T GUESS!

You can choose to complete as many of the comprehension tasks as you like during this week. You can also go back to previous weeks’ tasks if you did not complete them all.

Writing

This week, to help strengthen your writing, we will be looking back at some of the key skills we have learnt during Year 3. Each day will look at a different skill, you will have a recap and a choice of activities to practice the skill.

Monday

Similes and Metaphors

Follow today’s lesson and activities on BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmg6pg8

Peak 1 challenge – Complete Activities 1 and 2 described below the video

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete attached Monday English Peak 2 activity

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete Activity 3 described below the video

Tuesday

Alliteration

Follow today’s lesson and activities on BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc3v6g8

Peak 1 challenge – Use the attached Tuesday English Peak 1 powerpoint and write your own sentence for each slide

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete Activities 1, 2 and 3 described below the video

Peak 3 Challenge – Write as many sentences as you can where each word begins with the same letter e.g.

The tall tortoise thought thirteen thouand thoughts today.

Sarah’s seventeen slimy snakes slithered slowly so she seized some swiftly.

Wednesday

Onomatopoeia

Follow today’s lesson and activities on BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4csk7

Peak 1 challenge – Complete Activities 1 and 2 described below the video

Peak 2 Challenge – Take a pen and a piece of paper and walk around your house – what can you hear? Sit still with your eyes closed in each room, listen carefully. Write down as many onomatopoeia words as you can to describe the sounds e.g

Bathroom – drip, drop

Kitchen – splash, ping,

Lounge – tick-tock

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete Activity 3 described below the video

Thursday

Synonyms and antonyms

Follow today’s lesson and activities on BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwqmfr

Peak 1 challenge – Complete Activities 1 and 2 described below the video

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete Activity 3 described below the video

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete the attached Thursday English Peak 3 synonyms activity.

Friday

Expanded noun phrases

Follow today’s lesson and activities on BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfgcqt

Peak 1 challenge – Complete Activities 1 and 2 described below the video

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete Activity 3 described below the video

Peak 3 Challenge – Are you ready for a real challenge? Use the attached Friday English Peak 3 powerpoint. Read the instructions carefully! An adult can use the alternate answer slides to give you support as necessary.

Maths

This week we will be using some of the White Rose Maths home learning lessons.

The videos for each lesson area accessible through the White Rose Maths website and are listed under the following heading –

The accompanying worksheets are attached at the bottom of this page in the “Maths” folder.

If you would like more of a challenge, or something different, for your child, please look at the “Additional challenges” and “Karate Cats Maths” sections below and I would highly recommend joining in with Gareth Metcalfe’s daily Y3 & 4 Maths lessons at www.iseemaths.com

If you feel like your child is not ready for these activities yet, please see the “Back to basics” Section at the bottom of the Maths lessons for some simpler ideas and resources you can use.

Monday

Lesson 1 – Right angles in shapes

Please begin by watching the lesson 1 video at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – https://nrich.maths.org/2812 Right angle challenge (You will need some sticks or straws)

Today, you may also like this BBC Bitesize video about angles at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zg68k7h

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Compare angles

Please begin by watching the lesson 2 video at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge –Semaphore flag activity, see attached Tuesday Maths Peak 3 document.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Horizontal and vertical

Please begin by watching the lesson 3 video at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the attached Wednesday Maths Peak 3 activity (answers are attached in separate document).

Today, you may also like this BBC Bitesize video about symmetrical shapes at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrhp34j/articles/z8t72p3

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Parallel and perpendicular

Please begin by watching the lesson 4 video at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the attached Thursday Maths Peak 3 activity

Today, you may also like this BBC Bitesize video about lines at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zp327hv

Friday

Take part in The Friday Maths Challenge at

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Additional challenges

Karate Cats Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw Karate Cats will help you to keep your Maths skills sharp and remember some of the Maths we have learnt in Year 1, Year 2 and at the beginning of Year 3. Choose Bronze level questions for an easy start, Silver for a bit more of a challenge or Gold for a much harder challenge!

Back to Basics

It may also be very useful for your child to take a look at some of the Key Stage 1 lessons on BBC Bitesize here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 Going back to some of their Year 1 and Year 2 learning can be extremely beneficial, and sometimes vital, to ensure children can recall these important facts and skills.

Daily times tables

Please practice your times tables for about 10 minutes each day. “Little and often” is the best way to make those times tables facts stick, and they help you a huge amount in your calculations in other areas of maths. You can use any of the following resources or, of course, some ideas of your own!

NEW!!!!! on Purple Mash “Monster Multiplication” this is set as a 2do for you. I hope you enjoy playing!