Summer Holiday Home Learning

We would like all the children to be happy and well rested when they return in September, ready to begin another academic year. Their emotional wellbeing is so important; therefore, we are only providing you with a few activities.

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Paint / decorate a pebble

You can be as creative as you like. Have a look at the website below for some fun design ideas.

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/awesome-easy-rock-painting-ideas/.

Bring your pebble to school on 7th September 2020. We will be creating a very special path in our wildlife area using all your pebbles.

‘All About Me’ Double Page Spread

We would like all children to complete a double page spread about themselves. Use a piece of A3 paper (or two pieces of A4 stuck together) and add information to share with your new teacher so they can learn more about you. Children will see an example of a double page spread when they meet their new teacher on Monday 20th July or Tuesday 21st July. If your child is not in school on these days, you will find some examples below.

All classes will be looking at and using the double page spread in the first week back of school in September, so make sure you bring yours into school on Monday 7th September 2020.

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Key Stage 1 Teacher example Key Stage 2 Teacher example

Summer Reading Challenge

Don’t forget that Norfolk Library is holding their summer reading challenge virtually this year. It would be great if you could take part.

Details can be found here … https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their continued support this year, particularly during the unprecedented times in the Summer term. We are incredibly proud of all the children and we cannot wait to welcome them back in September.

Have a wonderful Summer.

From the Wicklewood Teaching Team

Further Resources

Greenfinch Class wc 13th July

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Ah, Greenfinches, we have come to our last week of home learning for this school year….can you believe it? We very much hope you are able to join us on Monday 20th July where we will have the chance to see you all again and say a proper goodbye.

The ‘Greenfinch Memories’ post is live on the class blog and we are loving reading all your memories. You can add as many as you like, so keep them coming!

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

Below, we have listed some activities for English and Maths to help you look back over your learning in Year 3.

We would like to say how wonderful it has been to be your teachers this year. It certainly will be a memorable year to look back on and you are a class we will never forget. We have loved working with every one of you and we are glad you will only be moving across the corridor into Lapwing class – Miss Jell will be keeping a eye on you! 😊 We wish you all the very best and hope you have a fun packed summer.

Have a great last week of term everyone!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Class Blog & Family Challenge Blog

Our blogs can be found on Purple Mash.

  • Just login
  • Click on the tab at the top of Purple Mash marked “Sharing”
  • Then click on “Shared Blogs”

Recap Quizzes (inc. SPAG from Mrs Nixon)

Using the website https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/ I would like you to pick some quizzes to test your knowledge. There are lots and lots to choose from…..

….but I would recommend the following:

  • English KS2 – adjectives, adverbs, connectives/conjunctions, direct speech, metaphors, onomatopoeia, similes
  • Mrs Nixon would like you to complete – apostrophes to mark omission, apostrophes to mark possession, commas 1, commas 2, prefixes, suffixes
  • Maths KS2 – Addition and subtraction Y3, Fractions Y3, Measures Y3, Multiplication Y3, Place value Y3, Shapes Y3, Solving Problems (money) Y3, Time Y3

I would suggest trying two quizzes per day.

There is also a Key Stage 1 version of the quizzes to help your child recap their previous learning at https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/

There are also some other sections to explore…..I was particularly interested in the “Cup of tea” section! 😊

Reading

Purple Mash Reading 2do – Chapters 6 & 7

This week I have set Chapter 6 AND Chapter 7 of our more challenging text …. The final chapters!! I really hope you have enjoyed the book and love the ending.

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

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – The Big Chance
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – The Secret Garden

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

Comprehension

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • The Planets
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • Mary Seacole
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Who was Robin Hood?

Writing

As this is the final week, each day we will be creating a memory book looking back on Year 3 and also thinking about our next step in to Year 4. I am providing pages for your book with ideas on them to help get you started but you may prefer to make your own book with your own pages and just use the suggestions from my pages.

Monday

Please use the attached memory book document and the Year 3 writing targets document (updated).

Today we will look at pages 1, 2 and 3 of the memory book.

 

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Create a front cover for your memory book (page 1) and complete the favourite things section (page 2)
  • Peak 2 Challenge – After completing the peak 1 challenge, move on to page 3 and write more about your own favourite things e.g favourite sports, favourite foods, favourite dances.
  • Peak 3 Challenge – Write a poem about all of your favourite things. You may like to use the famous song from the film ‘The Sound of Music’ for inspiration. Listen here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33o32C0ogVM

All peaks – Use the Year 3 writing targets document (updated) as you write each day this week. Tick of the features you have included in your writing. You don’t want to include everything everyday!! But by Friday try to have included all of them.

Tuesday

Please use the attached memory book document and the Year 3 writing targets document (updated).

Today we will look at pages 4 and 5 of the memory book.

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Complete page 4 of the memory book
  • Peak 2 Challenge – After completing page 4, use page 5 to write a letter to the new children who are going to be the new Greenfinch class. Think about what you would like to tell them. What do you think they should know about the class? Is it different to Year 2? Do you have any tips for them?
  • Peak 3 Challenge – After completing peak 1 & 2 challenges, write a letter to yourself, then put it in a safe place until July 2021 (when you will be getting ready to move in to Year 5!!) What would you tell your future-self in this letter? What would you like to remember about this time of your life?

Wednesday

Please use the attached memory book document and the Year 3 writing targets document (updated).

Today we will look at pages 6 and 7 of the memory book.

Begin by watch the song/video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi02gxTI1M and then listen again and look / listen carefully at the words used in the song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXURC_nNhc

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Complete page 6 ‘You’ve got a friend in me’
  • Peak 2 Challenge – After completing peak 1, draw a picture of you and your friends in the picture frame on page 7. It could be a portrait of all your faces or a drawing of you doing a lovely activity together
  • Peak 3 Challenge – After completing peak 1 & 2 challenges, write a letter to your friend and send it. It could be a real letter on paper that you post to them, or it could be typed in to an email to send. You may get a reply!

Thursday

Today, please practise our wonderful ‘Like a Roman’ assembly song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYdoqFmJf6o

We REALLY hope you will be able to come back in to school on Tuesday 20th July to say goodbye to us, and say hello to your new teacher! We will be singing our ‘Like a Roman’ Song on that day 😊

Friday

Here is a poem that we think sums up the end of the year really nicely. We hope you enjoy reading it!

Today please look at another kind of poem called a shape poem. Look at and read some of the shape poems here at:

https://www.google.com/search?q=shape+poems+for+kids&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB884GB884&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiVnomsi8HqAhXKThUIHXs4AYkQ_AUoAXoECA4QAw&biw=1536&bih=706

A shape poem is where the words of the poem are written in to the shape of the subject. E.g. a poem about a cat is written out to form the shape of a cat.

  • Please use the attached Greenfinch outline document to help you create the shape of a greenfinch or feel free to create your own shape!
  • Inside the shape write words about your time in Greenfinch class. These can rhyme or not, they can form sentences or just phrases or individual words.
  • Please make sure you are using joined, neat handwriting when you write.
  • You may like to use different coloured pens or pencils to write – like this … Concrete "Shape" Poems - Lessons - Tes Teach
  • Or you may like to shade pale colours over the top once you are finished – like this…

Shape poetry 4 th gr 2014 - YouTube

As always, we would love to see the things you have done this week via the greenfinch class email address or by sharing on the class blog.

Maths

This week I would like you to look back through the White Rose home learning resources at

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

Here you will see ALL of the home learning that has been made available by White Rose since lockdown began.

If you click on the + icons each section will expand to let you see the topic for each week.

  • Each day please choose a previous topic to work through (or a topic that you did not cover originally) and fill in the attached Maths recap and refresh grid

You may also find it useful to look at some of the BBC Bitesize Maths Topics at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Don’t forget……

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!

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!

Greenfinch Class wc 6th July

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Hello there lovely Greenfinches!

How was your weekend? We hope you have had a lot of fun with the Circus Family Challenges! Remember, there is a “Family Challenge” Blog on Purple Mash where you can see what everyone else has been up to and add your own photos or activities you have completed.

The new teacher’s video (by Miss Jell), 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 wonderful week everyone!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Class Blog & Family Challenge Blog

Our blogs can be found on Purple Mash.

  • Just login
  • Click on the tab at the top of Purple Mash marked “Sharing”
  • Then click on “Shared Blogs”

Reading

Purple Mash Reading 2do – Chapter 5

This week I have set Chapter 5 of our more challenging text.

If you logon to Purple Mash and look at your 2Dos you will see Chapter 5 of “A Horde of Ravens”. There is also a quiz linked to Chapter 5.

I will set Chapter 6 AND Chapter 7 next week, as this will take us to the end of the book! I really hope you are enjoying it and may be inspired to read other books related to interesting periods of history.

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 – Waiting for Goldie
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – Selkie Summer (This books has some diary extracts within the story – are you still keeping you lockdown diary?)

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

Comprehension

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • Millipedes vs Centipedes
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • The First Sunrise
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Captain Apparatus

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, everyone in Key Stage two has a very exciting opportunity to be part of a virtual author’s writing workshop with Luke Temple!

This is a unique chance to work with an author and learn new skills to help with your own writing.

In order to get the most out of this you should watch the videos and complete the activities, then apply the skills to write your own suspense text. If you have a sibling in another Key Stage 2 class you can work on this together. Or you could share your work and ideas with friends in Greenfinch class or in other Key Stage 2 classes. It would be wonderful to share your completed suspense texts at the end of the week!

Monday

Please use the attached Masterclass for Wicklewood document.

 

There is a copy of Luke’s most popular book, Felix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion’ attached. (Please see further information on Pages 3 & 4 about your chance to buy signed copies of this fantastic book and others wonderful titles.)

  • Page 1 gives you an overview of all the activities in the masterclass and “Quick links” to each section of the document.
  • Page 2 “A Dramatic reading” Click on the video link. Luke makes his introductions for himself and his masterclass. Enjoy listening to Chapter 5 ‘Snakes and Ladders’.
  • Pages 5 & 6 – Keep reading and watch the next video. I would like you to complete the following activities (choose your peak but try to challenge yourself)

Peak 1 Challenge – Complete activities 1 and 2.

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete activities 1, 2 and 3.

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete activities 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Tuesday

Please use the attached Masterclass for Wicklewood document.

Luke continues to talk about how to improve your descriptive writing by using the senses.

  • Page 7 – Watch the video.

Peak 1 Challenge – Complete activities 5 and 6.

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete activities 5 and 6, then watch the video on Page 8 ‘Show don’t tell’.

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete activities 5 and 6, then watch the video on Page 8 ‘Show don’t tell’ and complete activities 7 and 8.

All peaks: Whichever peak challenge you have chosen, please also have a go at activity 11 on Page 12, creating a book cover. It’s up to you whether you want to watch the video first or not. I will be adding a new Blog post called “Luke Temple Book Covers’ today – I would love to see your amazing designs!

Wednesday

Please use the attached Masterclass for Wicklewood document.

  • Watch the video on Page 9 ‘Short sentences’

Peak 1 Challenge – Complete activity 9.

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete activity 9 and watch the video on Page 10 about Editing.

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete activity 9, watch the video on Page 10 about Editing then complete activity 10.

All peaks: Read the examples of editing on Page 11 and think about which you like the best. 

Thursday

Today is the day to ask Luke a question.

  • Page 13 – Read Page 13 to find out how you can ask Luke a question and possibly have it featured in his video!

All peaks:

  • Write a question for Luke and send it to the email address on Page 13 or email it to the Greenfinch email address greenfinch@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk and I will send them on to Luke for you.
  • Explore Luke’s website at http://www.luketemple.co.uk/
  • Enjoy reading more of Luke’s book Felix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion’ attached.

Friday

Today, I would like you to use your learning with Luke from this week, focusing on Wednesday’s work on Editing. If you have not yet completed Page 10 – Editing please begin with this today.

Then…

  • Choose a story book that you have at home (or one from an online bookshelf such as Oxford Owl) and select a paragraph from the story. Using a book at a lower level than your own reading level will work well for this activity.
  • Use your skills to edit the paragraph and improve it.
  • Look back at Pages 10 and 11 for help and also look back at your other Writing work from our previous home learning to get ideas that you could add to make the paragraph even better!
  • Have a go at creating a ‘Dramatic Reading’ of your paragraph, just like Luke did on Monday. You could read it to a family member or ask someone to video you reading your paragraph. You could even ask to set up a video call with a friend where you take turns reading your edited paragraphs in a dramatic way….who can be the most dramatic?

Additional / Alternatives

If you would like additional or alternative activities to the ones described above, please see the attached resources:

  • Uplevelling sentences powerpoint – A powerpoint explaining, and giving examples of, ways to improve sentences by “uplevelling”
  • Uplevelling descriptive writing pack – here there are 8 genres to read, reflect on and re-write
  • Page Borders – a set of interesting lined pages for you to use when re-writing your paragraphs (you can, of course, use your own lined paper from home!)

And for children who benefit from taking a step back to more basic ‘uplevelling’, you may like to use:

  • KS1 Uplevelling sentences powerpoint
  • KS1 Uplevelling sentences pack

Maths

This week we will be using some of the White Rose Maths home learning lessons at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

MIf 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 – Draw accurately

Please begin by watching the lesson 1 video

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the Monday Maths Lesson 1 activity sheet

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

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the Monday Maths Peak 3 activity sheets

All answers are attached in separate documents.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Recognise and describe 2D shapes

Please begin by watching the lesson 2 video

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the Tuesday Maths Lesson 2 activity sheet

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

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the Tuesday Maths Peak 3 activity sheet

All answers are attached in separate documents.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Recognise and describe 3D shapes

Please begin by watching the lesson 3 video

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the Wednesday Maths Lesson 3 activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the Wednesday Maths Lesson 3 activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the Wednesday Maths Peak 3 activity sheet

All answers are attached in separate documents.

Thursday

SURPRISE!!! No Maths today! 😊

As we are getting near to the end of the school year I would like you to think back on our time in Greenfinch class.

Peak 1 challenge – Add a comment on our class blog under Miss Jell’s “Greenfinch memories” post

Peak 2 challenge – Complete the ‘Memories’ activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Write your own poem (rhyming or free verse) about your memories of Greenfinch class. If you feel you would like to share it, please email us at the greenfinch email address or post it on the Blog.

All peaks – Please look back at our wonderful ‘Like a Roman’ assembly song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYdoqFmJf6o and practice the words and actions again.

We REALLY hope you will be able to come back in to school in the last week of school to say goodbye to us, and say hello to your new teacher! We will be singing our ‘Like a Roman’ Song on that day 😊

Friday

Take part in The Friday Maths Challenge at

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

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

Here is a series of 3 lessons looking at measuring length and height. These lessons and activities will help your child fill in any gaps they have in their Key Stage 1 understanding –

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!

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!

Greenfinch Class wc 22nd June

Hello Greenfinches!

How was your weekend? What was your favourite part? Maybe you would like to tell us all about it over on the Greenfinch Class Blog on Purple Mash! (details below)

Are you excited to hear who has won our Virtual Sports Day? We had such a fun time completing our sports activities with our children last week. And hands up who joined in with the Big Sing on Friday? We certainly had a busy week!

The new teacher’s video (by Mrs Nixon), will be on the website on Monday morning.

Don’t forget that the new 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.

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 fantastic week guys!

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 3

This week I have set Chapter 3 of our more challenging text. If you logon to Purple Mash and look at your 2Dos you will see Chapter 3 of “A Horde of Ravens”. There is also a quiz linked to Chapter 3. I will set Chapter 4 next week. Well done to all those children who I can see have scored really well on the quiz – fantastic effort guys!

NEW!! Collins Big Cat Online Books

For a bit of a change and variety of books, we can now access online reading books via the Collins website at 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

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Black Beauty (Audio Book)
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – GRIMM

Parents have also received an email about the Summer Reading Challenge and details of how to take part.

Comprehension

  • Peak 1 challenge

     

    • A Day in the Park
  • Peak 2 challenge

     

    • Building a Den
  • Peak 3 challenge

     

    • How to be a Hero

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

Monday

Today we will begin by listening to a reading of the book, ‘King of the Sky.’ Then we will read extracts and answer questions. Then have a go at writing descriptions of settings and of a view from your home.

Please use the attached Monday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – In addition to parts 1, 2 and 3, try the Fun Time Extra. To find out more about plays and how they are written look here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsn4h39

Tuesday

Today you will start with the attached Tuesday English powerpoint. As you click through, please read the words on the screen and listen to the voice explaining each slide.

After that, please use the attached Tuesday English document. You will write about the two main characters and write speech in speech bubbles and direct speech – extending your knowledge of direct speech from previous weeks’ learning.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – In addition to parts 1, 2 and 3, try the Fun Time Extra with an adult, partner or older sibling.

Wednesday

Today you will watch the start of a film about pigeon racing and compare it to ‘King of the Sky’. You will then read and sort information about pigeons. Finally you will research the war pigeon – Mary of Exeter. Please use the attached Wednesday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – In addition to parts 1, 2 and 3, try the Fun Time Extra. Here are some great websites to get you going –

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zyd6hyc

Thursday

Today you will start with the attached Thursday English powerpoint. As you click through, please read the words on the screen and listen to the voice explaining each slide.

You will read ‘The Cow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. Then practise using adverbs and learn some or all of the poem by heart. (I know how fantastic you are at learning and performing poems!) Please use the attached Thursday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3

We have learnt a lot of poems by heart in Greenfinch this year! My top tip for learning a poem by heart would be to add actions to each line, in this way your brain remembers the movements of your body AND the words that go with the movement.

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Try the Fun Time Extras. You could also try performing the poem with a friend on a video call (with adult permission of course!)

Friday

In our last day of this week, we will read ‘Sheep in Winter’ and practise using adverbs. We will read some other poems and choose one to practise reading aloud. Please use the attached Friday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – Try the Fun Time Extras. If you would like some help doing your BEST handwriting remember you can go to ‘LetterJoin’ at

www.letterjoin.co.uk and login using the following details…..

  • Click on ‘Resources’
  • Then click on ‘W Generator’
  • Then ‘Notices / Freestyle’ where you can type in your poem and print it out.

Maths

This week we will be using some of the White Rose Maths home learning lessons which cover length and perimeter. The videos are to be viewed by Vimeo and the links are listed below and on each day’s lesson description. There will be a video and activities for each day.

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

Monday

Lesson 1 –

Adding lengths

Please watch the lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427994247

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Monday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Monday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Monday Maths Adding lengths Peak 3 document (and attached answers) There are 3 sheets included but, depending on your child’s level of understanding and skill, you may choose to complete as many questions as you like. N.B. the sheets get more challenging as they go on.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 –

Subtracting lengths

Please watch the lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427994372

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Tuesday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Tuesday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Tuesday Maths Subtracting lengths Peak 3 document (and attached answers) There are 3 sheets included but, depending on your child’s level of understanding and skill, you may choose to complete as many questions as you like. N.B. the sheets get more challenging as they go on.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 –

Measuring perimeter

Begin your Maths today by watching a short BBC Bitesize video explaining what the word “Perimeter” means at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h

Then, please watch today’s lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427995490

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Wednesday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Wednesday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Wednesday Maths Measuring perimeter Peak 3 document (and attached answers) There are 3 sheets included but, depending on your child’s level of understanding and skill, you may choose to complete as many questions as you like. N.B. the sheets get more challenging as they go on.

Thursday

Lesson 4 –

Calculating perimeter

Please watch the lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427995317

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Thursday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Thursday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Thursday Maths Calculating perimeter Peak 3 with answers document.

Friday

Lesson 5 –

Dicey perimeter game

Today I would like you to use your knowledge of perimeter to play this fun game.

You will need:

Then play the game using the “area” rules https://nrich.maths.org/10333

Additional support

I have attached several activities which will support your child if you would like to go back a step. Learning to measure accurately and understand mm and cm are very important skills.

  • Measuring length challenge cards (lots of lovely practical ways to get to grips with real measuring)
  • How to use a ruler powerpoint
  • Polar Bear Measuring
  • Lacy Lengths activity sheet (Estimating and measuring lengths of shoe laces)
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm (measuring in cm game)

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!