Welcome to Willow Class!

Year 3!

Hello Year 3!

We really hope you and your families are staying safe at home. We really miss having you in school! Please remember to keep active as well as doing your learning packs and enjoying time to do lots of reading! 

 

Make sure you spend time doing activities that we don't often get time to do in

school. Find something new to cook or bake. I would love to see and hear about all

the fantastic things you have been up to. You can email them to me on our class

email address willowclass@denholmeprimary.co.uk 

 

I can't wait to see all your amazing creations!

Have a look at some of the fantastic things you have been up to!

Luke has had a go at an art recreation. I must say Luke, I am really impressed, well done! 

 

Sophie, Freya and Layla have all been baking. Have a look at Layla's face when she tried the cake she made completely on her own (her mum only helped her with the oven). Sophie has also been doing a science experiment at home, look at how she has recorded her experiment! Freya has also been busy baking cupcakes and an Easter cheesecake! She's been getting up lots of fun things at home! The cakes look delicious, I think we will definitely have to create a Willow Class Recipe Book! 

Denholme through the years....

Next time you are out on your daily walk see if you can take the exact same picture as one of the pictures below. Then you can compare what Denholme used to look like to what it looks like now. You'll be able to see how much of Denholme has changed over the years and how much still looks the same. I can't wait to see your photographs! 

06/07/20

English

Read Chapters 4 and 5 of Replica Face and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 4, you will know that Mr Bradby dealt with parents who complained about the chaotic day. Imagine that you are one of the disgruntled parents. Write a letter of complaint to Mr Bradby using ‘The Letter of Complaint’ activity.

After reading chapter 5, you will have got to the end of the book. Write an honest book review explaining why you did/didn’t enjoy the book. What was your favourite part, your least favourite part and why? Who would you recommend the book to and why?

Read Chapter 1 of A bit of a superhero and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 1, have a go at writing your own superhero poem.

Please complete the Summer 1, Week 5 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the grammar activity- consonant or vowel.

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

Our new topic in Maths is Properties of shapes. Watch the videos on White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (Week 10, 29th June)

Watch the videos and have a go at the worksheets (I will attach in the email).

Don’t worry about printing the sheets out, just completing it on paper is perfect. This week we will be looking at drawing accurately, recognising 2D and 3D shapes and telling time to the 5 minutes.

Last week’s activities on Education City on properties of shapes are still available.

On Purple Mash I have put on some revision activities, bond bubbles and missing numbers from equations.

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our final Science unit in Year 3 is Light.

This week we will be looking at how light reflects off different surfaces ad well as shadows and how they are formed. We will be looking at reflective materials and some smooth and shiny materials. We will also be learning about what shadows look like at different times in the day.

There are activities to support this learning on Education City.

This week for Topic I would like to do an art activity! Feel free to use whatever resources you have at home, for example, paint, colouring crayons, pens or any recycled materials you think would be useful.

If you have been on your walk on seen some of the unique things Denholme has, see if you can recreate one of the buildings or objects you see using the resources you have at home. You can email them to me and I can put them onto our class webpage or you can put them on the blog page!  

You could still also spot:

Denholme Post Office, Anisa’s takeway, Doe Park, Mechanics Institute, Denholme Primary School.

Take a picture and post them on the blog on Purple Mash or email them to me for the class web page. I am not from Denholme, I might have missed things on my list that are important to you and make Denholme unique. Again take pictures of them and post them to the blog!

Note: You do not need to go out of your way to spot these places. I just thought it might be a fun activity.

 

29/06/20

English

Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Replica Face and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 1, how would you make use of the mask? Would you become your hero? Would you play tricks on people? Would you use it to help someone? Use ‘The Mask’ to complete the activity.

Use ‘Mask design 1’ to design your mysterious mask.

After reading chapter 2, you will have found out that at the end of the chapter, Rob and Safia are talking about what they might do next. Continue their conversation about their plans for using the mask.

Read Chapter 3 of Replica Face and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 3, at the end of the chapter, Mr Bradby is locked in his office unaware that lessons have been cancelled. What will happen next? Write the next part of the story.

Please complete the Summer 1, Week 4 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the grammar activities –Frank’s clever window again and Jane’s monster.

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

Our new topic in Maths is Properties of shapes. Watch the videos on White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  (Week 9, 22nd June)

Watch the videos and have a go at the worksheets (I will attach in the email).

Don’t worry about printing the sheets out, just completing it on paper is perfect. This week we will be looking at right angles in shapes and comparing angles in shapes as well as vertical, horizontal, perpendicular and parallel lines.

There are some extra activities on Purple Mash and Education City to help with the properties of shapes learning.

On Purple Mash I have put on some revision activities, Monster Multiplication, addition and fractions on a number line.

In your Maths CGP books complete pages 35 and 36.

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our final Science unit in Year 3 is Light.

This week we will be looking at how light reflects off different surfaces ad well as shadows and how they are formed. We will be looking at reflective materials and some smooth and shiny materials. We will also be learning about what shadows look like at different times in the day.

There are activities to support this learning on Education City.

Use the ‘Morphing Music’ and the ‘2Sequence’ to make your own unique sound!

This week for Topic I would like to do an art activity! Feel free to use whatever resources you have at home, for example, paint, colouring crayons, pens or any recycled materials you think would be useful.

If you have been on your walk on seen some of the unique things Denholme has, see if you can recreate one of the buildings or objects you see using the resources you have at home. You can email them to me and I can put them onto our class webpage or you can put them on the blog page!  

You could still also spot:

Denholme Post Office, Anisa’s takeway, Doe Park, Mechanics Institute, Denholme Primary School.

Take a picture and post them on the blog on Purple Mash or email them to me for the class web page. I am not from Denholme, I might have missed things on my list that are important to you and make Denholme unique. Again take pictures of them and post them to the blog!

Note: You do not need to go out of your way to spot these places. I just thought it might be a fun activity.

 

22/06/20

English

Read Chapters 3 and 4 of The Elephant Teacup and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 3 Kieran needs to get back to the future. Will Gentle Dove and Ellie be able to help him? Use ‘The Story Continues’ to predict what you think will happen next.

After reading chapter 4, you will know at the end of the chapter, Gentle Dove and Kieran are talking about what they might do next. Continue their conversation about their plans to help Ellie. Don’t forget to use all the speech punctuation you have previously been taught.

Read Chapters 5 and 6 of The Elephant Teacup and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 6 you have got to the end of the book! Use all the chapters to help you write a book review. Remember to tell me what you liked the most.

Please complete the Summer 1, Week 3 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the grammar activities – Mark wants chicken and Making Lists.

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

We are continuing with fractions in Maths. Watch the videos on White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/   (Week 8, 15th June)

Watch the videos and have a go at the worksheets (I will attach in the email).

Don’t worry about printing the sheets out, just completing it on paper is perfect. You will be looking at ordering fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

On Purple Mash I have put on some revision activities, Monster Multiplication, multiplication facts and Fractonio's Pizzeria. Enjoy!

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our final Science unit in Year 3 is Light.

This week we will be looking at how light reflects off different surfaces ad well as shadows and how they are formed. We will be looking at reflective materials and some smooth and shiny materials. We will also be learning about what shadows look like at different times in the day.

There are activities to support this learning on Education City.

I have also extended all of previous week’s activities on different light sources on Education City.

This week for Topic I would like to do an art activity! Feel free to use whatever resources you have at home, for example, paint, colouring crayons, pens or any recycled materials you think would be useful.

If you have been on your walk on seen some of the unique things Denholme has, see if you can recreate one of the buildings or objects you see using the resources you have at home. You can email them to me and I can put them onto our class webpage or you can put them on the blog page!  

You could still also spot:

Denholme Post Offic, Anisa’s takeway, Doe Park, Mechanics Institute, Denholme Primary School.

Take a picture and post them on the blog on Purple Mash or email them to me for the class web page. I am not from Denholme, I might have missed things on my list that are important to you and make Denholme unique. Again take pictures of them and post them to the blog!

Note: You do not need to go out of your way to spot these places. I just thought it might be a fun activity.

15/06/20

English

Read chapters 5 and 6 of School Swap and complete the comprehension questions to go with them.

After reading chapter 5 you will have seen Mr Jones react in a range of situations, create a character profile about him. Remember to use evidence from the story to support your opinions using the activity ‘Mr Jones’

After reading chapter 6, you have got to the end of the book! Use all the chapters to help you write a book review. Remember to tell me what you liked the most.

Read Chapters 1 and 2 of The Elephant Teacup and complete the comprehension questions to go with it.

After reading chapter 2 imagine you have time travelled in your local area. You can choose how far you have travelled back in time. Write about how your surroundings are familiar yet so different using the activity ‘Back in time too…’

Please complete the Summer 1, Week 2 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the grammar activities – Little Red Meets the Wolf and Making Phrases Interesting.

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

We are continuing with fractions in Maths. Watch the videos on White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  (Week 7, 8th June)

Watch the videos and have a go at the worksheets (I will attach in the email).

Don’t worry about printing the sheets out, just completing it on paper is perfect. You will be looking at equivalent fractions and comparing fractions.

On Purple Mash I have put on some revision activities, Monster Multiplication and Funky Platform. Enjoy!

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our final Science unit in Year 3 is Light.

This week we will be looking at shadows and how they are formed. We will be learning about what shadows look like at different times in the day.

There are activities to support this learning on Education City.

I have also extended last week’s activities on different light sources on Education City.

On your next walk around Denholme, see if you can spot:

Denholme Post Office

Anisa’s takeway

Doe Park

Mechanics Institute

Denholme Primary School

Take a picture and post them on the blog on Purple Mash or email them to me for the class web page. I am not from Denholme, I might have missed things on my list that are important to you and make Denholme unique. Again take pictures of them and post them to the blog!

Note: You do not need to go out of your way to spot these places. I just thought it might be a fun activity.

 

03/06/20

English

Read chapters 1 and 2 of School Swap and complete the comprehension questions to go with them.

After reading chapter 2 imagine you are Jay. Write a diary entry using the activity ‘Jay’s Diary’ about your strange day. What worries or concerns do you have? How does it feel for people to be treating you as a grown up?

Read chapters 3 and 4 of School Swap and complete the comprehension questions to go with them.

Chapter 3 ends with Jay phoning Mr Jones to ask where he keeps his fire extinguisher. How might Mr Jones react to such a request? Is Jay in trouble? Write the next part of the conversation using the activity ‘The Conversation.’

After you have read chapter 4 you will know at the end of the chapter, Jay has regained control of the class and has managed to give Mr Jones a detention. Will the two characters be able to swap back to their bodies? What problems might they have? Write the next part of the story using the activity ‘The Story Continues.’

Please complete the Summer 1, Week 1 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the grammar activities – Past and Present and Campsite Jim. In the CGP Comprehension book complete pages 14 and 15, The Demon Headmaster.   Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

We are continuing with fractions in Maths. Watch the videos on White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (Week 6, 1st June)

Watch the videos and have a go at the worksheets (I will attach in the email).

Don’t worry about printing the sheets out, just completing it on paper is perfect. You will be looking at tenths as decimals, fractions on a number line and fractions of set objects.

Complete the activities on Education City to support the White Rose worksheets.

On Purple Mash I have put on some revision activities, Addition to 100 and Rounding to 1,000, a little break from fractions. Enjoy!

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our new Topic would be studying Denholme in a local study!

On your next walk around Denholme, see if you can spot:

Denholme Post Office

Anisa’s takeway

Doe Park

Mechanics Institute

Denholme Primary School

Take a picture and post them on the blog on Purple Mash or email them to me for the class web page. I am not from Denholme, I might have missed things on my list that are important to you and make Denholme unique. Again take pictures of them and post them to the blog!

Note: You do not need to go out of your way to spot these places. I just thought it might be a fun activity.

Our final Science unit in Year 3 is Light.

Research the dangers of the sun and complete the ‘Dangers of the Sun’ activity on Purple Mash. Select a picture from the options and write some sentences about how they protect us from the sun. You can also complete the sources of light activity by researching which objects are sources of light.  

There are also some activities on Education City to support the Purple Mash activities. 

18/05/20

English

Read chapter 7 of The Settlers on Purple Mash and complete the comprehension. This is the final chapter of the story so once you have finished reading it, write a book review using the Purple Mash activity.

Read chapter 1 of The Sleeping Volcano on Purple Mash and complete the comprehension activity. The chapter is full of lots of information about volcanoes. Read through the chapter again and note down as many volcano facts that you can find. Use books or the internet to find more volcano facts. Write a factual account about volcanoes using the Purple Mash activity.

Read chapter 2 of The Sleeping Volcano on Purple Mash and complete the comprehension activity. Imagine that you have seen the end of a long ladder. You choose to climb it, even though you can't see where it leads. Where does it take you? Does it lead you to a dangerous place, or to paradise? Write about your adventure on ‘The Ladder’ activity on Purple Mash.

Use your knowledge about volcanoes to answer the quiz. Enjoy!

Please complete the Spring 2, Week 5 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the grammar activities –Jim takes out the rubbish, Ned and the wolf and Sam and Pat play ball.

In the CGP Comprehension book complete pages 18 and 19, High Adventure.  

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

Our next unit in Maths is fractions. Watch the videos on White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (Week 1 20th April and Week 2 27th April) and complete the activity on the sheet next to the video.

Don’t worry about printing the sheets out, just completing it on paper is perfect. You will be looking at equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. Have a go at the Problem of the day as well.

Complete the activities on Education City where most of this week’s maths work is set. The resources available on Education City are easier to understand.

On Purple Mash I have put on an activity called Sequence Snake. It’s a number game, a little break from fractions. Enjoy!

On Purple Mash I have put on a times tables activity called Speed test for the 3, 4 and 8 times table.

In your Maths CGP book complete the questions on pages 29 and 30.  

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our new Topic would be studying Denholme in a local study!

On your next walk around Denholme, see if you can spot:

Denholme Post Office

Anisa’s takeway

Doe Park

Mechanics Institute

Denholme Primary School

Take a picture and post them on the blog on Purple Mash or email them to me for the class web page. I am not from Denholme, I might have missed things on my list that are important to you and make Denholme unique. Again take pictures of them and post them to the blog!

Note: You do not need to go out of your way to spot these places. I just thought it might be a fun activity.

Our science topic this half term would be plants.

Watch the video on BBC about water travelling through plants and complete Education City activities about the water journey through a plant.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-how-does-water-get-from-the-roots-to-the-leaves/zdtfjhv

Complete the transpiration activity on Purple Mash.

Finally, I have put on an activity called 2DIY3D, where you can design and make your own 3D game, if you complete this post it to the blog so all your friends can have a go!

11/05/20

English

Read chapter 4 of The Settlers on Purple Mash and complete the comprehension. This chapter starts very dramatically, use The Fire activity on Purple Mash to predict what you think will happen next and how you think the characters will react before reading chapter 5.

Read chapters 5 and 6 of The Settlers on Purple Mash and complete the comprehension activities.

In chapter 5, River was very emotional. All she wanted to do was protect the kids but it proved to be difficult. Use An interview with River to answer questions if River was interviewed by a newspaper.

Please complete the Spring 2, Week 4 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the adverbs activity – Dan's screen and Samantha’s Day.

In the CGP Comprehension book complete pages 20 and 21, An interview with Rebecca Adlington. This links nicely to the Purple Mash activity for chapter 5.

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

Our next unit in Maths is fractions. Watch the videos on Education City and White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (Weeks 1 and 2) and complete the activity on the sheet next to the video.  

Complete the activities on Education City where most of this week’s maths work is set. The resources available on Education City are easier to understand. This is continuing from last week as well as new activities for adding and subtracting fractions for this week.

For those of you that have completed the last 2 weeks Education City activities, I have put up some revision activities and a mini assessment for the fractions topic.

On Purple Mash I have put on a times tables activity called Times tables – Mixture and a Fractions Wall activity.

In your Maths CGP book complete the remaining questions on pages 22-25. 

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our new Topic would be studying Denholme!

Research as many facts as you can about Denholme! Why not share some of your interesting facts on our blog on Purple Mash. 

Our science topic this half term would be plants.

Watch the video on BBC about water travelling through plants and complete Education City activities about the water journey through a plant.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-how-does-water-get-from-the-roots-to-the-leaves/zdtfjhv

Tell me all about the water journey through plants on our blog on Purple Mash. You could use some of the resources available to present your information to everyone. I can’t wait to see your work!

04/05/20

English

Read chapters 2 and 3 of The Settlers on Purple Mash and complete the comprehension activities. The questions are set as a separate 2do.  

Chapter 2 began with Ash having a strange dream. Write about a strange dream you have had. Share it on the Blog! 

Please complete the Spring 2, Week 3 spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Complete the suffix activity- Suffixes with the wolf, Anna and the wolf and prefix magic work on Purple Mash. 

In the CGP Comprehension book complete pages 10 and 11, Let’s get growing. This links nicely to our science topic about plants.

Practise your spellings! You can go on Spelling Shed or use the words from the lists in your work packs!

Lastly, please read as often as you can!

 

Maths

Our next unit in Maths is fractions. Watch the videos on Education City and White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (Week 2) and complete the activity on the sheet next to the video.  

Complete the activities on Education City where most of this week’s maths work is set. The resources available on Education City are easier to understand. This is continuing from last week as well as new activities for adding and subtracting fractions for this week.

In your Maths CGP book complete  Q2 on page 25, ‘fraction calculations’

On Purple Mash I have put on Monsters Multiplication as it was such a big hit and I got lots of emails about how people loved it.

Play on TTRS, Miss Wrightson sets up different tournaments every week!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- You could also practise your times tables on this website.

As always you can visit previous learning by completing some of the sheets in the Maths CGP book.  You could complete the work on place value, addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

 

Topic/Science

Our science topic this half term would be plants. Label the parts of a plant and growing using the Purple Mash activity.

Research your favourite plant and animal. Complete the Plants and Animals activity on Purple Mash.

Please complete the Education City activities. This will also support the Purple Mash activities.

Paint a picture of your favourite plant or what you can see as you look out of your window and upload it to the class Blog!

English

This term in English we will be reading Fintan Fedora, the world's Worst Explorer, an adventure story set deep in the Brazilian Jungle. We will focus on writing our very own adventure story, using sections from the book to help us. We will be using speech punctuation to write conversations between different characters as well as humour to ensure our adventure stories are hilarious. 

 

Maths

We're starting off this half term by continuing to develop our knowledge on multiplication and division by learning the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times table. 

We will continue to learn the formal method for multiplication. 

We will also be continuing with our school wide push towards increasing times tables fluency so please encourage your child to work on their Key Instant Recall Facts as often as possible. 

 

Topic

Our Topic for this term is I'm an Explorer, Get me out of here! In this topic we will be learning about the Polar Regions. We will study the work of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to Antarctica with his crew and ship called Endurance. We will use atlases to locate the Arctic and Antarctica and the surrounding places and seas. 

Science

 Our Science topic for this term is Animals including Humans. We will be learning about different types of food and nutrients and the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. We will learn about the human body and the functions of different parts. We will also study animals diets and habitats. 


PE

This half term is a range of different team games. Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Thursday.  We will be doing P.E. inside and outside this half term.

 Please ensure your child has indoor pumps as well an outdoor PE kit which is clearly labelled. 

 

Homework

Homework will be topic based again this term and your child will be given 2-3 weeks to complete their project.  If you require any extra resources for their homework, please ask.

 

Please check planners for weekly spellings. They will be sent home on Monday to be tested the following Monday.

 

How can you help your child at home?

Your child should have a copy of their Maths Passports.  These passports are an indication of the mental maths facts your child is expected to know.  We will have time in class to work on these too. 

Please read with your child as often as possible.  Ask questions about the plot, characters and what they  think will happen.  Your child should also have a card with their username and password for access to Timestable Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Education City in the front of their planners.  You can support your child by helping them answers questions about the books.