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Year 3

 

Welcome to the Year 3 page
 

All home learning tasks will be sent out on our class notebook in teams. This is something that we have used increasingly over the past few weeks in class. On this page I will post a summary of the tasks, and the sections of the class notebook where you can find them. 
  

Friday 22nd May 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

English: Your English job for today is to finish your animal information text, and edit and improve it! We can’t wait to read them!
Maths: We are continuing with our consolidation today. Yellow, you are working on your fractions, and Pink/Red, you are looking at your times tables!

Guided Reading:  You have our usual Friday style guided reading task today, a short text with some tricky questions. Make sure you read the questions carefully.
Word of the day and Handwriting: Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work on the word of the day and your super handwriting!

Thursday 21st May 2020
 

English: Please present your work today. You need to write up all the super research that you have done in your desired format (handwritten or on the computer). Take your time with this- you have tomorrow as well. Don’t forget to include pictures!

Maths: In maths, you have a times table warm up, and then we are consolidating our existing maths knowledge to keep our skills sharp! You might have to think carefully about your answers to these questions!
Guided Reading: In Guided reading, we are sticking with chapter 5 of the BFG

 I have also sent to you a handwriting task, and a word of the day.

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020
 

Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our super movers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos!

English:
Yesterday you started to research and plan your information text, today you need to finish your plan, and make sure that you have all the information that you need.

Maths:
You have a maths challenge coming your way today… more details will be posted in our class area on teams.

Guided Reading:
We are returning to the BFG for the next chapter! Enjoy!

You also have some handwriting and a word of the day page too! Don’t forget we also want to see your sandwich creations for National Sandwich week!

Tuesday 19th May 2020
 

Have a tremendous Tuesday Pandas!

The work for today

English: We are researching our information texts today Pandas. I have given you some prompts to help you.

Maths: In maths, you have a times table warm up, and then we are consolidating our existing maths knowledge to keep our skills sharp! You might have to think carefully about your answers to these questions!
Guided Reading: In Guided reading, we are looking in more detail at the picture I sent to you yesterday.

 I have also sent to you a handwriting task, a word of the day, and a CHALLENGE!

Monday 18th May 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas! 

Lets have a marvellous Monday!

I have sent your work for today to your class notebook.
English: You asked if we could do some more information texts, so that is what we are doing :) Have a look at your class notebook page for the information that you need.

Maths: We are back to our usual Monday morning arithmetic practise. Read the questions carefully!
Guided Reading: I have sent you a picture and some prompts to look at.
There is also another word of the day waiting for you, and some handwriting.  We have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures you have sent to us- please keep going with all your amazing hard work!

Please don’t forget to keep reading regularly at home, and practising your times tables!

Friday 15th May 2020
 

Happy Friday Pandas!

Today’s work:
English: Please present your story! The link to the flipgrid is on the English page for this week.

Maths: We are doing our arithmetic practise today, as we did the Natwest learning on Monday. Remember to look carefully at the operation of the question!

Guided Reading: I have sent you a short challenging text about a wizard, and some questions.


There is also a work of the day task, and a handwriting task for today.

Thursday 14th May 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

English: Your English job for today is to finish your story, and edit and improve it! We can’t wait to read them!
Maths: We are continuing with our consolidation today. Yellow, you are subtracting amounts of money today, and Pink/Red, you are looking at your times tables!

Guided Reading:  We are returning to the BFG for the next chapter! I have sent you the pages, and some questions. If you complete one of the challenges, don’t forget to send us a picture!
Word of the day and Handwriting: Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work on the word of the day and your super handwriting!

Wednesday 13th May 2020
 

Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our super movers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos!

English:

Yesterday you planned your story, today it is time to be an author and get writing! You have got two days, to write and then edit your stories. Try to include some exciting vocabulary, and when you are editing, make sure you have used accurate punctuation!

Maths: Yellow group, you are looking at adding money, and the Pink and Red groups, you have got some missing number questions today.

Guided Reading:
Today, please find a book that you like and enjoy some reading time. If you do not have a book at home that you would like to read, you could use Reading Eggs instead.

You also have some handwriting and a word of the day page too!

Tuesday 12th May 2020
 

The work for today

English: We are planning our stories today! I have sent you a template you can use if you wish, and some prompts.

Maths: In maths, Yellow group, you are looking at the 4 and 8 times table. Pink/Red group, you are looking at some mental maths methods. Please spend some time today practising your times tables- you could use Times table rockstars, hit the button, or practise them on paper.

Guided Reading: In Guided reading, we are looking in more detail at the picture I sent to you yesterday.

 I have also sent to you a handwriting task, and a word of the day! 

Monday 11th May 2020
 

Happy Monday Pandas! 

I have sent your work for today to your class notebook.
English: We are going to be writing a story this week. For today’s English, write a descriptive paragraph on the picture that I have sent you. Make sure you use some super vocabulary, with some exciting adjectives. Could you use a thesaurus to help up level some of your works?

Maths: We are doing something different today in from our usual Monday maths. I have found that Natwest (a bank) are doing an online money lesson! Have a look! I have sent you the link. There are some additional resources there that you can have a look at too!
Guided Reading: I have a focus picture for you, and some questions to think about.
There is also another word of the day waiting for you, and some handwriting.  We have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures you have sent to us- please keep going with all your amazing hard work!

Please don’t forget to keep reading regularly at home, and practising your times tables!

Thursday 7th May 2020
 

Today’s work:
English: I have sent you another SPaG lesson to be working on today.

Maths: We are continuing our consolidation! Pink/Red group you are continuing with addition and subtraction, and the Yellow group has some more work on money

Guided Reading: We have a slightly more challenging Pixl text, and some questions for you to tackle today.
There is also a work of the day task, and a handwriting task for today.

As tomorrow is VE day, I have set you a special VE Day Challenge! Have a look at the challenge page I have sent to you.

Wednesday 6th May 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas!

Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our super movers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos!

English:
Today we are using a BBC bitesize lesson to look at some punctuation!

Maths:
In maths, we are continuing with our consolidation our knowledge of money, for the Yellow group, and looking at addition and subtraction for the Pink and Red group.

Guided Reading:
We are back with the BFG for today’s guided reading!

You also have some handwriting and a word of the day page too!

 

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020
 

The work for today

English: Please continue to work on your Guinea Pig text. Don’t forget to send us your work when you are done, if you can! We would love to see it!

Maths: In maths, we are consolidating our knowledge of money, for the Yellow group, and looking at addition and subtraction for the Pink and Red group.

Guided Reading: In Guided reading, we are looking in more detail at the picture I sent to you yesterday.

 I have also sent to you a handwriting task, and a word of the day! Please keep sending your photos via teams, if you can :) 

Monday 4th May 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas! Hope you have a marvellous Monday!


I have sent your work for today to your class notebook.
English: For today and tomorrow, I am letting you choose what kind of writing you would like to do to celebrate the anniversary of the Guinea Pigs coming to Beacon! Check your Class Notebook for details!
Maths: As usual on a Monday, we are practising our arithmetic skills! You have all be doing really well with these recently! Well done!
Guided Reading: I have a focus picture for you, and some questions to think about
There is also another word of the day waiting for you, and some handwriting.  We have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures you have sent to us- please keep going with all your amazing hard work!

Please don’t forget to keep reading regularly at home, and practising your times tables!

Friday 1st May 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

English: Your English job for today is to finish your newspaper article. If you can, record yourself presenting your story like a news presenter, using the Flipgrid! (I will post the link in the teams posts section)

Maths: We are continuing with our consolidation of number today. Don’t forget to keep practising your times tables- perhaps you could do some TTRS as well?

Guided Reading:  We are having a break today from the BFG, we have a short, challenging text, with some questions, to keep our skills sharp.

Word of the day and Handwriting: Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work on the word of the day and your super handwriting!

Thursday 30th April 2020
 

Hello Pandas!
Today’s work:
English: Please present your newspaper report. You can use the template I included if you want to, you can draw a template of your own, or you could use a computer to write up your final newspaper report.

Maths: We are continuing our work on number!

Guided Reading: Please do some independent reading- if possible, please record yourself reading on the flipgrid link
There is also a work of the day task, and a handwriting task for today.

 

Also for today, I have set you a challenge! Look in your class notebook for details!

Wednesday 29th April 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas! 

English:

Yesterday you planned what you were going to write your newspaper report about, today to need to write your first draft. Once your draft is written, check through it to edit and improve. Tomorrow you will be presenting it neatly.

Maths:

We are continuing our consolidation with our knowledge of number

Guided Reading:
I have sent you some more questions, still sticking with chapter 2 of the BFG

You also have some handwriting and a word of the day page too!

Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our super movers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos!

Tuesday 28th April 2020
 

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday Pandas!

English: We are continuing to work on our news report. You need to plan your report, and decide what exciting and interesting news story you are going to present.

Maths: In maths, we are consolidating our knowledge of number, your work in on class notebook. I have also sent you a challenge question that you will have to think carefully about. 

Guided Reading: In Guided reading, we have moved on to chapter 2 of the BFG. I have sent you the text, and some questions on this chapter. Don't forget, I have also recorded this on Flipgrid, if you want o read along while listening to it. 

 have also sent to you a handwriting task, and a word of the day! Please keep sending your photos via teams!

Monday 27th April 2020
 

Hello Pandas, I hope you had a good weekend!

I have sent you work for the whole week in English, Maths and Handwriting, as it is more useful for those who are printing their work if it is done this way.

English: This week we are going to create a news report. Look at your class notebook for the details!

Maths: I have sent you your arithmetic questions for our usual Monday arithmetic practise

Guided Reading: I have a news report for you to read, and some questions

Handwriting/Word of the day: I have sent you some more handwriting practise and today’s word of the day to do- don’t forget to send us your pictures!

 

Friday 24th April
 

Hello Pandas!

English: Your English job for today is to finish your information text, and sent a photograph of your work across to us. We can’t wait to see all your hard work!

Maths: We are still looking at equivalent fractions. I have included a video with today’s lesson that you might find useful.

Guided Reading:  We are having a break today from the BFG, we have a short, challenging text, with some questions, to keep our skills sharp.

Word of the day: Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work on the word of the day!

Thursday 23rd April
 

Have a terrific Thursday Pandas! 


I have sent your work for today to your class notebook.
English: For today and tomorrow, please present your information text on your chosen animal. Make sure that you have checked your work though, and that you have used the checklist. When you have finished, don’t forget to send us a picture either on the team chat, or on your English Week 1 page.

Maths: We are consolidating knowledge and skills from earlier in the year, and doing a maths workout. Read the questions carefully!
SPAG: We have another BBC bitesize lesson waiting for us today!
Guided Reading: I have set you our final bunch of questions on the first chapter.
There is also another word of the day waiting for you. We have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures you have sent to us- please keep going with all your amazing hard work!

Wednesday 22nd April 
 

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday Pandas!
Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our super movers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos!

English:

Yesterday you hopefully completed your research into your chosen animal. Today, please draft your text! You need to write up your paragraphs, and then edit and improve them on your rough draft. On your class notebook page I have included a check list to help you with your editing. 

Maths:

We are continuing our work on equivalent fractions. Please also find time to practise your times tables, as these will really help you with your fractions understanding. You could do this online, using Times table rock stars/hit the button, or on paper by writing them out, or asking someone to test you.

Guided Reading:
I have sent you some more questions, still sticking with chapter 1 of the BFG. Please read the questions carefully before answering! 

SPAG:

I have included some SPAG work, which I found on the new BBC bitesize website. It is a lesson on adjectives. You can also access the lesson here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv8d6f

I have also sent you another Word of the day!

Tuesday 21st April 
 

Hello Pandas!

English: Your English job for today is to do some research to help you to write your own information text. Please look on your class notebook for prompts.

Maths: We are looking at equivalent fractions. You will need to carefully read the Power point slides on today’s maths page, before attempting the questions.

Guided Reading: We are reading the BFG together this term. I have put the first chapter for you to read on the GR page of the class notebook, and some question. I have also recorded myself reading this chapter if you think this will help you!

Word of the day: This was something many of you seemed to enjoy doing last term, so it is back this term!

Monday 20th April 
 

I hope you had a good Easter break, Pandas! 
Your work can be found in your class notebook, in the section called "Home Learning 2".

The work for today

Maths: On Mondays we practise our arithmetic! Use your red book to show your working out, and make sure you check that your answers are reasonable.

Guided Reading: I have a newspaper text and some questions for you about Captain Tom Moore, who has been in the news quite recently.

English: This week we are writing an information text. Today, we are looking at the features of an information text so that you can replicate them. I have also set you some handwriting tasks to do in your red book.

 

Thursday 2nd April
 

Have a tremendous Thursday Pandas!

Today’s tasks- these can all be found in the home learning section of your class notebook.

Guided Reading- I have sent you some more questions about the same picture that you were sent yesterday. Think carefully about the ticking questions- remember to eliminate those which you are certain are incorrect before making your choice!
Maths- I noticed that a few of you struggled with comparing fractions in yesterday’s work, so I have sent you some slides, and further questions to practise. I have also made a “How to” video for this on flipgrid- I will post the link in our class chat, but you can also use the flipgrid Launchpad to find it.
English- We are letter writing today! See your class notebook page for the planning grid, and more details!
E-Safety- I have created a new section in your class notebook called e-safety, with some tips for staying safe online.

 

Wednesday 1st April
 

Good Morning Pandas,

Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our super movers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos!

English:

As today is out P.E day, I would like you to design a Joe Wicks inspired workout! I have created a workout of my own to give you some ideas. I can’t wait to see your creations! You will need to write details about each exercise, as I have, to help make your work out easy to follow. 

Maths: Some super fractions questions- make sure that you read the question carefully.

Reading- I have sent you a picture, and some questions to think carefully about.

 

Tuesday 31st March
 

Hello Pandas!

English: On your class notebook you will find a picture, and a story starter.
I would like you to draw an illustration, and write a descriptive paragraph of what you think the girl will find when she steps into the mysterious portal.

Maths: We are practising our multiplication using the grid method. Look at my flipgrid video if you need a reminder for how to complete these questions.

Reading: Please find time today to read a book you enjoy. No jobs to do, just read for enjoyment :) 

 

Monday 30th March
 

Hello Pandas! Hope you have a marvellous Monday!

Today’s tasks- these can all be found in the home learning section of your class notebook.

English- Last week I asked you to design a robot. Some of you have created your robots and sent me a picture- they are amazing! Please create a persuasive poster/advert for your robot, that could go on TV or in the shops, to persuade people to buy your robot!

You will need to think carefully- what can it do? How will it help people? Why is it better than any other robot?

Guided Reading- I have posted a text and some questions for you to answer, about garden birds. Have you seen any of these birds in your gardens, or flying past your window?


Maths- We always practise our arithmetic on Mondays! I have sent you your questions to your class notebook.

 

Friday 27th March 2020 

Have a fabulous Friday Pandas!

The work for today

English: We have been looking at the girl and the robot, so today I would like you to create a robot of your own. Produce a labelled diagram, like mine (I’ve sent you it on class notebook). Over the weekend, you could build it!

Maths: We are going to be revising multiplying by 10. I have created a flipgrid video to remind you how to do this, and I have set you some questions. The video link is on your class notebook.

Reading: I really enjoyed those facts yesterday! If you didn’t get chance, please create your flip grid today.

Thursday 26th March 2020 

Happy Thursday Pandas!

Reading: Please research something you want to know more about, and tell me 3 facts- I will send you a flipgrid link on a new Launchpad to do this. The subject can be anything you like- except spiders!! Here are some suggestions:
Pandas
Any other cute fluffy animal with less than 8 legs
The Queen
The planet Saturn

Maths: I have sent you some fraction questions.

English: Please write a descriptive paragraph of the girl in the clip we have been watching. Make sure you use some super vocabulary, and add in interesting details. You can describe how she looks, her clothes, and how she acts (e.g. is she kind, clever etc) I have included a check list on your class notebook for you to check your work against when you are editing it and improving it. You could complete this either on the class notebook, or in your red book that we sent home. If you do write this in your book, please send us a picture of your work! You adult can email it to me, or add it directly onto your notebook page. 

Wednesday 25th March 2020 

Have a wonderful Wednesday Pandas! 

Wednesdays are usually our P.E days!
If you can, find some ways to be active today- Joe Wicks is doing a daily P.E lesson at 9am every day on YouTube, and we also have our supermovers videos, or you could try some Just Dance videos! I have sent you a P.E ideas page on your onenote to have a look at! 
 

English:

Today we are going to focus on spelling. Using your spelling list that was sent home in your pack, find a few words (maybe around 3 words) that you do not know. If you need to, find out what they mean- either using a dictionary, or google to help you. Then, practise spelling them in as many different ways as you can think of! I have done some examples to give you some ideas, on the class notebook, but here is one to get you going:

Exercise (since it is P.E day!)

Maths: Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Reading- I hope you have had time to do some reading. Please choose one book that you have enjoyed, and write a book review.

I have also set you an assignment to complete on reading eggs.

Tuesday 24th March 2020
 

Happy Tuesday Pandas! 

Today’s tasks- these can all be found in the home learning section of your class notebook.

English- Continue with yesterday’s work. This was a big task, so as I said yesterday, I have allowed two days for this to be completed.

Guided Reading- I have posted a text and some questions for you to answer. 

Maths- Today we are doing some consolidation of prior learning, looking at place value.

Don't forget to look at the useful websites, and active activities part of the website for more things that you can do. 

Monday 23rd March 2020
 

Hello Pandas!
 

Today I have posted for you: 

English- we are sticking with the same film clip. I have taken a screenshot of different parts of the clip, and you need to think about how the girl is feeling at these points. Is she feeling happy? Frustrated? Angry? Justify your thinking by telling me why- e.g. I think she is feeling frustrated because.....  You will need to look carefully at the picture, and perhaps re-watch the clip to help you with this task. This will take you a little while to complete, so this task will run for two days.

Maths- on Mondays we always practise our arithmetic skills- your questions are on your class notebook. Show your working either on screen, or use your red book (don't forget a date and title!) to work these out accurately.

Science- We have been looking at light, and more recently, reflections. Can you design a new bag that will help keep children safe if they are walking home in the dark? More details in our class notebook!

Friday 20th March 2020
 

English:
On your class notebook in teams, I have added a video link (the girl and the robot, which we used yesterday), and a task. Have a go! Don't forget to include lots of exciting adjectives (describing words), adverbs (like suddenly, slowly, carefully) and some exciting conjunctions (because, however, although, since). Once you have done your writing, don't forget to check though and make sure that it makes sense.

If you want to make your writing super exciting, use a thesaurus (don't forget you can use google to do this, if you don't have one at home) to uplevel some of your words. You could even try to include one of our words of the day!

Maths:

Check your class notebook for today's maths! Take care with your calculations!
 

Science:
We are looking at light in science, and in this weeks lesson we were going to be looking at reflective materials. What can you spot around you that is reflective? Have a look, make a list, and record it on the flipgrid! (I have sent the link to you in out teams chat!)

Thursday 19th March 2020
 

Spelling:

Choose some words from your spelling list to practise at home. Could you practise using lego, or play doh, spelling these tricky words? You could also try some of the other activities we use at school to practise spellings, like using curly letters, or bubble writing. 

Reading:

Don't forget to keep reading your reading books. Could you read a non-fiction text, and add an interesting new fact that you learn to our flip grid? I have sent you the link in teams!
If you don't have a non-fiction text at home, could you do some research online?

English:

We are looking at an interesting new film. The film clip, and some questions, are waiting for you on our class notebook, accessible though teams. 

Maths:

Continuing our work on fractions, your work has been sent to you on our class notebook, through teams. Don't forget to keep practising your times tables- you could complete on of the times table activities on the class notebook, or use timestable rockstars.

Wednesday 18th March 2020
 

Guided Reading:

In our class notebook, please complete the reading comprehension that has been sent to you. You need to look in the guided reading section. 

Maths:

We are consolidating our existing knowledge- please have a look at today's maths page in your class notebook. Once you have completed the tasks given there, please complete a times table task of your choosing, also on class notebook.

English:

We are going to be showing off some of our snazzy writing skills. Have a look on the page in the English section of the class notebook for todays work.