Virtual Sports Day

TO BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY 19TH JUNE.

ANNOUNCED W/C 22nd JUNE!

Next week would have been our KS1 and KS2 sports days, although things are a little bit different at the moment, we did not want that to stop us… so we have changed the way that we are doing it this year!

Miss Marriott and Mrs Thacker have given you 5 races/challenges to complete:

  1. Triple speed bounce jump.
  2. Hurdles (all 5 hurdles count as 1 time through/1 point).
  3. ‘Sock’/egg and spoon race.
  4. Target throw.
  5. Dribble course.

We have made a video to show how to do each one. You can find these below.

  • Any (safe) objects can be used to do these challenges – toys or tea towels work just as well!
  • Count how many times through you can do each challenge in 30 seconds (you will need somebody to time you).
  • These challenges can be made harder by moving the obstacles further apart and increasing the distance or made easier by moving them closer together.
  • Put your family’s score (everybody is welcome to join in but please only put on 1 score per person) on the Microsoft forms link for your colour team (please check you are putting it on the right one).
  • Have fun – keep active Wicklewood!
  • If you would like to share some pictures of you completing our virtual sports day, please send them to lapwing@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk – we would love to see them!

Greenfinch Class 15th June

Hi there Greenfinches!

We hope you all had a great week last week whether you were at home or back in school for a bit.  What did you do over the weekend?  Maybe you could tell us on the Greenfinch class blog (details below, if you’ve not posted yet!).

My latest video (by Miss Jell), will be available to watch on Monday.  In the video I will be talking about our school Sports Day which has been redesigned for this year.  I hope you can join in with the sports activities that we have planned, it will be lots of fun!

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 great week!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Greenfinch Class w/c 18th May

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Did you have a nice weekend? Have you been enjoying some of the family challenge tasks?

Welcome to a new week of learning and some new activities to have a go at.

Here are our suggestions for English and Maths.

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.

We hope you all have a great week!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Reading

Reading for pleasure – non-fiction

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Great Artists
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – Build a castle

Texts at lower levels are:

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 5-6 – Suggested reader – Planets
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 6-7 – Suggested reader – What’s inside me?

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ Check out the ‘Browse by age’ menu and the ‘Kids zone’ section. It is free to register.

Comprehension – non-fiction

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • Sue the T-Rex
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • The Crown Jewels
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Tornadoes

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 we will continue to use extracts and video clips from the Harry Potter series of books and films.

Monday

Use the attached Year 3 English Monday document where you will read another extract about The Sorting Hat and practise using clauses and conjunctions.

Tuesday

Use the attached Year 3 English Tuesday document where you will read an extract about the first broomstick lesson. Then reflect on likely feelings at different parts of the story and write about taking part in a broomstick lesson, using conjunctions.

Wednesday

Use the attached Adverbs Powerpoint and Year 3 English Wednesday document together. You will then read an extract about Quidditch and practise using adverbs.

Thursday

Use the Year 3 English Thursday document and read an extract about Neville Longbottom. You will read an imagined school report and write one for yourself or somebody else using your imagination.

Friday

Today, I would like you to practice your joined up handwriting. In class this is something that we do in detail once a week but we are always trying to improve our letter joining in all our writing activities. Please login to ‘Letterjoin’ or print out the attached sheet 22 May Poem rain.

How to use Letterjoin at home

Please visit www.letterjoin.co.uk and login using the following details

  • Click on Greenfinch class and you will see a message from Miss Jell.
  • Also, on the left hand side you will see a menu of activities. Here you can find a wide range of activities to support your child in learning to neatly join up their letters.
    • For a harder challenge I would suggest looking in ‘Resources’ > ‘Printouts’
    • For support at a more basic joining level I would suggest looking in ‘Easy words’ then ‘Harder words’. By clicking on the words you can watch the animation, try it with your finger, if you have a tablet, and print it out.
    • And everyone can have a browse through ‘Fun’
  • Remember, whenever you write you should be practicing your joined writing. Practice makes perfect! And go as slow as a ………

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SPAG

For SPaG this week, please ensure you understand the difference between the main (or major) clause and the subordinate clause which you have explored a little in your Literacy this week. Use the following link to explore the difference by reading about them and watching the video. If you would like to, you can complete the attached worksheet.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-clause

Spend this coming week scanning through the list of Year 3 words attached at the bottom of this page. (Year 3 Spelling words). Pick around 6 spellings that you are unsure of and practice these using joined up handwriting if you can. Can you put your words in alphabetical order? If two words start with the same letter, look to the next letter to help you!

If you are unsure about alphabetical order, refresh your memory by watching the BBC Bitesize short clip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcc2gdm/articles/zp8fdxs

Maths

This week we will be following the White Rose Maths Home learning pages at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This week we will be following on from last Friday’s activities on multiplying and also looking and dividing. We will be using the resources from Week 4 (which is one week behind the White Rose published schedule).

PLEASE NOTE that the activity sheets are now attached to this webpage and are not available from the White Rose website.

If you would like to take your child back to the basics of multiplying and dividing, please see the suggested activities at the bottom of this section.

If you would like more of a challenge 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 – Multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Problem solving.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Friday

Maths challenge day!

Please see the attached Activity, Answers and Certificates.

Additional games / extensions / challenges

Back to basics of multiplying and dividing

Attached at the bottom of this webpage are 2 packs and a Powerpoint which look at the steps that come before Year 3 level multiplication and division. You will see:

  • Basics Pack 1 Powerpoint
  • Basics Pack 1
  • Basics Pack 2

You will see that the notes in the packs tell you that each pack should last about an hour but I would strongly recommend breaking these up in to shorter sessions so your child does not feel overwhelmed.

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!

PurpleMash Parent Portal

Purple Mash Parent Portal

Purple Mash has a parent portal facility which allows parents and carers to create their own logins.

You can use the parent portal to see your child’s activity including 2Dos, completed work, teacher feedback, help videos and access your child’s account. Please see separate sheet guidance for further details.

You will need the parent code on the bottom of your child’s login card to set up your parent portal.

A helpful video on how to create your own parent portal can be found on YouTube at

Greenfinch Class wc 11th May

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Hello Gorgeous Greenfinches!

Happy Monday to you all. We hope you enjoyed taking part in the VE Day anniversary celebrations on Friday!

Below is the list of suggested 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.

We hope you all have a lovely week!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Reading

Reading for pleasure – non-fiction

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Downhill Racers
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – Exploring the deep

Texts at lower levels are:

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 5-6 – Suggested reader – Deep Down Weird
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 6-7 – Suggested reader – Things that sting

NEW WEBSITE to explore https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ Check out the ‘Browse by age’ menu and the ‘Kids zone’ section. It is free to register.

Comprehension – non-fiction

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • Groups of Animals
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • Animal homes
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Tremors

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

Reviews and opinions

This week we will be looking at how people write reviews using their own opinions.

Monday

One type of review that you may already be familiar with is a book review. A book review is when people read a book and then write what they think about it so others can decide if they would like to read it or not.

Today, have a look at https://www.storyroom.co.uk/book-reviews-by-children-for-children/ and read some of the book reviews other children have written. There are also some more on Espresso https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e1_book_reviews/index.html?source=subject-English-KS1-English-Resource%20types

Now, choose a book that you have read recently. It can be one of the books I have suggested above from Oxford Owl if you like. Use the attached Book review writing template to review the book. Remember that you must be writing in sentences not just words.

Are you reading a book at the moment? What will be your next read? Have a look on https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ where you can read a synopsis and extracts of new books before you choose to buy them.

Book reviews contain facts about the story or content of the book but also contain the readers’ opinions. Now try some of the attached ‘Fact and Opinion’ activities in preparation for tomorrow’s learning tasks (or begin with these tomorrow).

Tuesday

Use the attached Year 3 Tuesday document which looks at a different type of review.

Wednesday

Use the attached Year 3 Wednesday document. Remember, when you are writing, to make every sentence your best. Look back at our Year 3 writing targets to keep you focused on what our writing should look like.

Thursday

Use the attached Year 3 Thursday document which continues the Harry Potter theme and focuses on some of your SPAG skills. You will begin by using the attached Year 3 Thursday powerpoint too.

For simpler activities on understanding and using conjunctions (joining words) you can look at the BBC Bitesize videos at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z9wvqhv both of which have short tasks at the bottom.

Friday

Today, begin by looking back at your activities from this week. You are going to combine your learning from Monday – Thursday in one task today. Choose your favourite film, or a film you have watched recently, or choose a new film to watch. Use the attached Film review writing template to begin making notes about the film.

Now, look back at the reviews you read on Tuesday and Wednesday. Use your notes to write a one-page review of your chosen film.

  • Begin with a short introduction – did you like the film? Why? Why not?
  • Is this going to be a positive or negative review?
  • Use paragraphs to break up your writing in to chunks
  • Tell your reader about some great bits or disappointing bits
  • Don’t tell the reader ALL of the story – don’t spoil it
  • Use conjunctions in your sentences to give more information
  • Was there anything exciting or surprising?
  • What were your opinions about the actors in the film?
  • Would you recommend this film to others?

When your film review is complete, share it with a friend or family member. You could read it over the phone or via FaceTime, or you could swap reviews with a friend by posting your reviews to each other.

SPAG

For SPaG this week, please refresh your knowledge and understanding of apostrophes – both for contractions and for possession. The following videos and activities on BBC Bitesize are an excellent way to refresh your memory. Try to use the apostrophes correctly when writing your book review e.g. I’d recommend this book for …., It isn’t an easy read, Charlotte’s reaction in the book was delightful…. etc. It is tempting to use an apostrophe for plurals but they are not needed. Just because you are adding an ‘s’, doesn’t mean it needs an apostrophe. You only need one if something belongs to the Noun. E.g The cats’ bowls were all laid out. (lots of bowls belonging to lots of cats!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt

Maths

This week we will be returning to the White Rose Maths Home learning pages at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This week we will be looking at money. We will be using the resources from Week 3 (which is one week behind the White Rose published schedule).

If you would like to take your child back to the basics of using money, please see the suggested activities at the bottom of this section.

Monday

Lesson 1 – Converting pounds and pence

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Add money

Wednesday – National Numeracy Day

Today is National Numeracy Day! Today try to do as many different things to do with numbers and maths as you can. Print off the attached blank bingo sheet (or make your own!) and fill in all the things you do with numbers today. (Practising your times tables can count too…..and telling the time correctly!)

Attached are some fun Numeracy Day activities that you can choose from.

Visit the Third Space Learning website at https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/ and choose some of these fun games to play.

Or try the nRich website https://nrich.maths.org/14580

Thursday

Lesson 3 – Subtract money

Friday

Lesson 4 – Multiply and divide by 3

You can also extend your learning by looking at multiplying and dividing by other numbers.

Additional games / extensions

Back to basics of money

Here are some other resources that focus on the basics of money

Daily times tables

If you can, please try to 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!

  • Espresso Times Tables Tester –
    • Logon to Espresso and click on
      • Key stage 2
      • Maths
      • Scroll down to Times Tables Tester