Monday 22nd June 2020
Good morning everyone!
This week, we have planned activities that will give an insight into how the children are feeling about school and themselves at the moment, with a view to the return to school. There is a sheet that I would like all children to complete and either send to me via my email or as a photograph on Google classroom as normal. Unfortunately, I only have a PDF version so it would have to be printed or filled in by hand. Alternatively, the children can make their own version as suggested on the activities grid. I would like all children to complete this even if they won't be returning to school before September.
There are 2Dos available on Purple Mash for reading, spelling and maths as usual. The spellings this week are: young, touch, double, trouble, country, rough, enough, tough, cousin, couple.
If you need any further support, please contact me. If your child has any questions about the return to school, please ask them to email me via Purple Mash and I can try to reassure them. I am really looking forward to seeing the children next week but I understand some may have a range of emotions about how school will work in the circumstances. I want to make sure all the children coming back to school have their worries addressed.
Thank you for your continued support,
Monday 15th June 2020
I hope you're all well and had a great weekend.
Home Learning this week is a continuation of the 'You Choose!' project with some more activities added to the activity plan (below). This seems to have been a popular project and I know a lot of the children would like to carry on with their choice of learning. The activities are on Google Classroom, our class page on the school website and I will email them to the children on Purple Mash. Please continue to upload work to Google classroom, remembering to click 'hand in' so that I know you have submitted work.
There are spelling, reading and maths activities set as 2Dos on Purple Mash. If you would like to practise the spellings in your own way, this week's spellings are: musician, electrician, magician, optician, politician, mathematician, physician, technician, dietician, beautician.
I have been putting work on the Year 3 display board so remember to check out yours and your friends' work. The Year 3 Blog has been fantastic lately! It's great to see all the lovely things you've been doing and to see everyone's supportive comments on the posts. Keep it up!
See you soon children!
Monday 8th June 2020
Hello children and parents!
I hope you're all well and keeping busy and safe.
This week, we will be continuing with the 'You Choose!' project. Below is an updated sheet of activities. You can carry on with the previous activities as well as choosing from the new ones. Thank you for all your hard work last week, I've enjoyed seeing it on Google classroom. Please remember to click 'hand in' so I know when you have finished uploading activities.
There are 2Dos on Purple Mash for spelling, reading and maths as usual. Lots of you enjoyed doing the word search last week so I'll put another spelling activity on Google classroom for you to practise your spellings. Please keep posting on the class blog and remember to comment on other people's posts. I have been putting some of your best work on the Year 3 Home Learning display board too so remember to check it out!
Have a great week and I hope to see you all soon!
Monday 1st June 2020
I hope you all had a lovely half term - we were very lucky with the weather again!
Below is the activity sheet for this week's project. This time, there are no priority tasks, just choose whatever the children would prefer to do. Google classroom is set up and ready for you to upload work for this new project - please remember to select the correct assignment for the work you are submitting.
As ever, there are 2Dos set on Purple Mash and lots of links on the Home Learning section of the school website. Please do not feel under any pressure to complete all of the suggested activities - I know you will be feeling the strain of the school closure. If there is anything I can do to support you, please let me know.
Take care everyone and have a great week!
Monday 18th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week's home learning is a continuation of the 'Time Travellers' project started last week. There are six new activities (in blue) in addition to the original nine. The children can complete any of these activities and the ones I'd like them to focus on are highlighted in grey. In addition, there are reading, spelling and maths 2Dos set on Purple Mash.
Thank you to all those parents and children who have uploaded their work on Google Classroom or Purple Mash for me to see. Please remember to select the correct week's assignment before posting work so it goes into the correct child's folder. If you have any problems uploading work, please contact me or, alternatively, there is a video on the Year 3 class page on the school website which takes you through uploading work.
I love to see what the children have been doing while away from school so please encourage them to post on our class blog on Purple Mash. It's lovely to see that they are doing such a wonderful range of activities over this time.Please do not feel under any pressure to complete the work set. I know that your children are doing lots of other important things like baking, making bug hotels, going on bike rides etc and I don't want them to feel that school set work is what they need to focus on. Remember to check the school website's home learning page to see what other activities and learning we recommend if the project activities this week don't appeal!
As always, if you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me or school directly.
Monday 11th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week, Year 3 will be starting a new project called 'Time Travellers'. The activities (below) follow the same format as the 'Dream Island' project. There are 9 activities, some of which are the ones I would like the children to focus on. They can do any of the activities in any order and don't need to do them all. Please upload any work to the Google Classroom where this project has also been posted. Please try to post work in the appropriate assignment and get in touch if you are having any difficulties uploading!
Thank you for the continuing positive feedback about the 'Dream Island' project - I'm so glad your children have enjoyed it! If they want to continue with that project before starting the new one, they are more than welcome to.
It has been lovely to see what the children have been doing at home through our class blog on Purple Mash. Please encourage them to continue with this, either posting or commenting on their friends' posts as it is a great way of keeping in touch as a class. I have set some more 2Dos on Purple Mash for this week. There is the next chapter of the book 'Alien Hotel' plus the related quiz and a postcard, spellings to learn, and multiplication tables games focusing on 3x and 4x tables.
As always, my priority is your child's well being so please do not hesitate to get in touch on my Hwb email or directly to Mrs Harrison on the school email if you have any worries or concerns, or any way I can help to support you and your child.
Many thanks for your support,
Monday 4th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
The feedback for the 'Dream Island' project has been very positive - thank you!
Below is an updated version of the planning sheet with some additional activities so that your child can continue with the tasks they are enjoying and have more on the same theme. There is a copy on our Google classroom which is again set up for you to share your work with me. If you have any difficulties with accessing this, please get in touch.
There are 2Dos on Purple Mash for reading, spelling and maths activities. There are also whole school projects such as the VE day celebration and the peg doll art challenge.
Please keep checking the Home Learning section on the website for additional activity ideas.
I hope you have a fun week,
Monday 27th April 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
We really hope that you and your families are well and keeping safe. We’d like to start by saying thank you for your continued patience with everything during these unusual times.
Following on from Mrs Harrison’s letter to you last Friday, we are writing to explain what we are providing for ‘Home Learning’ for the following week. We will be providing new activities and ideas for learning, each Monday morning on a weekly basis. Please remember that these are just suggestions and that the main priority for us is you and your family’s well-being.
Many thanks for your continued support and stay safe,
I hope you all had a good Easter, we were very lucky with the weather!
As I’m sure some of you know, I have set some work on Purple Mash for the children to do this week. Most of these are simple, quick activities but I will be adding to these during the week. Please do not feel that the children must only do these activities – I’m sure they’re doing lots at home anyway!
The tasks set so far are:
This is by no means a comprehensive list of tasks. There are lots of excellent resources available that have been prepared for home learning.
Please remember to use Hwb logins to access games and resources such as Microsoft Office packages.
I’m working with the other KS2 teachers this week to use Google classroom, accessible through Hwb and will send details of this when it is up and running.
Please contact me if you need any further support,
Message from Mrs Foley:
I just wanted to let you know that I've emailed you all on Purple Mash. I'd love for us to keep in touch while we're not in school so please email me back so I can hear how you're doing. I'm sure you've all been busy with the pack of work Mrs Hughes sent home for you to do.
I have set you a piece of reading and a little quiz to do on Purple Mash and I will be adding more things for you over the next few days. Your login details should have been sent home with you in your work pack and I have seen that some of you have been using the art packages already.
Stay safe and I hope we'll all be back together in school soon!!
Year 3 have worked hard at home to research animals so we can make a class book using our learning about information books. They have used their homework to plan their piece of writing today. Well done Year 3!
This week, we went on a walk around parts of the village to carry out some fieldwork related to our topic Fantastic Beasts. We were looking for different habitats, the animals that might live there, food sources and potential threats. The children made notes and took photographs of what they found.
Welcome back to a busy term!
On Thursday, we had an exciting treasure hunt and code breaker to work out what the new topic will be for Year 3 and Year 4. The children worked fantastically well together to decipher cryptic clues to find all the locations around our school grounds where we’d hidden symbols. When the children found the symbols they had to break the code and use our ‘treasure chest’ of clues to work out our topic title. They discovered that our new topic is called Fantastic Beasts! We can’t wait to get started and I’ll be planning with the children next week.
Christmas Tree Decorations
This week we’ve been very busy making Christmas tree decorations for our school Christmas tree. I’m sure you’ll agree that all the children’s hard work was worth it as the decorations look very festive! Our decorations are now on the big tree in the hall following our special tree decorating assembly.
Year 3 have been working hard all week on our gingerbread project ready for the Christmas Fair. They followed the recipe and instructions carefully, measured and mixed ingredients, rolled and cut the dough before decorating the baked gingerbread. All of the children learned about the strict hygiene rules needed for cooking! Finally, we had all of our gingerbread decorated and bagged ready for sale. 3 children helped on the stall at the fair (a special thanks to them) and sold all our gingerbread within the first hour! We made £114 profit! Our next step will be to decide what to spend the money on...
National Takeover Day
Today we’ve had teachers from Year 6 teaching us about 5 ways to wellbeing. The children have been active, learned about multiplication tables, connected with their learning partner, given to Children in Need and noticed things around them by meditating. What a lovely experience!
The children took part in our school Harvest service in St. Mary’s Church this morning. Year 3 performed ‘Hard Frost’, a poem we’ve been learning about in English which links to our topic Dŵr. The children were very clear and loud, and remembered all the words well. Thank you to all the parents for the kind donations to the charity Water Aid.
Tales of Wales
We’ve had a fantastic afternoon learning about traditional Welsh tales. Ask the children which tales they’ve heard!
We’re learning about the water cycle. We’re using a song to help us learn some new words: precipitation, accumulation, evaporation, transpiration and condensation!
Dŵr Cymru Visitor
We had an informative visit today from Arfona Evans from Dŵr Cymru. We learned about the water cycle and how water gets in our taps - one of the questions we had from the immersion day at the start of our topic. In the afternoon we had a workshop where we had to plan a water system. It was very interesting!
We’ve been thinking about where the water in our taps comes from and have used maps to find places in Wales where lakes and rivers are.
Croeso i Fflwyddyn 3!
We kicked off our topic with a splash today! As promised, the children got wet and had a lot of fun investigating, observing and exploring water. They thought of super questions to base our learning experiences around this term. A big thanks to all the parents who let us borrow equipment. As you can see from the pictures, we’re already having a great time learning!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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