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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

Home Learning

Hello Year 3!

I know we have lots of log ins and information at the moment so I’ve made a table to help you muddle your way through.

Must:

  • This is work and apps we should be trying really hard to do every day and are very important for when we go back to school.

Should:

  • These are the pieces of work that are still very important and would be fantastic if you can complete

Could:

  • These activities are for if you have time that day or are feeling like doing a little extra!

 

I know this time is tricky and confusing for everyone so please just continue to try your best and remember we are all very proud of what a fantastic job you and your adults are doing!

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

 

Hello lovely children,

I am missing you all greatly and can't wait to see you all again when it is safe to do so. 

I am preparing our page for the Newsletter this week. If you have any picture you'd like me to fit on please send it to our email address. I will try and fit in as much as I can! If you have already sent some photos I will go through them and add some of them in - don't worry! They do not need to be of work they can be or things you have been working on at home and any achievements you have made such as: learning to ride a bike, art work or lego models! 

bfg@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

Remember we are in our last week of tournament with the other Blandford schools on TT Rock Stars so try to go on as much as you can!

 

Miss Hook xx

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Hello to my bonkers Year 3s,

Today is the last day of half term! You have one week holiday which you all definitely deserve!

Today's 'should' task if really lovely and is something I encourage you all to do over half term for an exciting project I have planned! 

Remember we are in a tournament with the other schools in Blandford until the 5th June so log on to TT Rock Stars as much as you can over the holidays and lets see if we can win! 

I'll speak to you all soon, our class email is still open all over the holidays so feel free to email in anything for me to see! 

Have a relaxing, sunny half term,

Miss Hook x

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Hello superb children,

There are now three stories on our English Stories tab at the top of the page, go and check them out! Also, remember to look at our home learning page to see what your friends have been up to!

We are doing really well on TT Rockstars, well done! Keep up the good work!

Have a lovely, sunny day,

Miss Hook x

Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

Hello awesome children,

I have also two stories to our English Stories sub page at the top so far, go and have a read of the amazing and creative stories your friends have come up with! A small reminder that you have a few super learning platforms you can be logging into: TT Rock Stars, Read Theory, Spelling Shed, Lexia (if you have it) make sure you make the most of these learning opportunities! 

Have a lovely day,

Miss Hook x

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

Hello lovely children,

How are you all? There are some wonderful pictures on our Home Learning Gallery, make sure you go and have a look! I have also added an English Stories sub page at the top that I am going to add put your Troll Stories on for your friends to read - make sure you send them in!

On TT Rock Stars you will see a banner on the top of the page when you log in and you can compete to earn points! Remember you don't just have to go on Arena when you go on TT Rock Stars. You should be going on Garage, Sound Check and Studio to move up the levels! Log on today to earn points for our school!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Good luck and have fun! 

Missing you all, 

Miss Hook x 

 

p.s. See if you can find the heart on these flamingos: 

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Hello to all the Times Tables Rock Stars in Year 3 - Take Two! 

As I didn't have any of you fantastic children with me to be my brain I got a bit confused on Friday! Today is actually the first day of the competition with the five schools in the Blandford Area! You will see a banner on the top of the page when you log in and you can compete to earn points! Remember you don't just gave to go on Arena when you go on TT Rock Stars. You should be going on Garage, Sound Check and Studio to move up the levels! Log on today to earn points for our school!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Good luck and have fun! 

Stay safe, 

Miss Hook x 

Friday 15th May 2020

 

Hello to all the Times Tables Rock Stars in Year 3! 

Today is the first day of the competition with the five schools in the Blandford Area! 

Try to spend 20 minutes on TT Rock Stars today to improve your speed and earn some points!  

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

I am hoping some of you will reach a new level or get the speed for your current level so you can go on the Hall of Fame on Monday! 

Good luck and have fun! 

I'm missing you all, 

Miss Hook x 

 

OOPS! Monday is the first day of the competition SORRY! However, it would still be fantastic to see more children in the Hall of Fame on Monday! 

Thursday 14th May 2020

 

Hello lovely Year 3!  

I hope you enjoyed practising your TT Rock Stars skills ready for the start of our tournament tomorrow!

Parents and Carers I am sure you have seen the link at the top and are aware of the survey that the school have sent. If you have not already done so please consider filling our the survey on re-opening the school in June. 

Keep safe,

Miss Hook 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Hello you wonderful lot! 

I have two bits of exciting news! 

1. Mrs Hargreaves has sent you all an exciting message which you can find on the rainbow icon at the top! There are some lovely photos of her dog and the birds as well!

2. Starting on Friday and running until the 5th June we will be in a Times Table Rock Stars battle with the schools in our area! We beat Year 4 in our battle a couple of weeks ago, let's see if we can help our school win and be the best school on TTRS in Blandford! 

 

Miss Hook xx

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello to the most hard working children I know!

I was thinking about all my favourite memories from our year so far and I managed to narrow them down to three:

- Erupting the volcanoes

- Going on our trip to Charmouth 

- Singing My Light House!

Which one was your favourite memory? Do you have any that I might have forgotten (you know how bad my memory is!).  

Miss Hook x 

Monday 11th May 2020

Hello wonderful children,

Remember to look on our VE Day  Gallery, Home Learning Gallery and Hall of Fame to celebrate yours and your friends achievements! 

Our TT Rock Stars Hall of Fame hasn't changed for a couple of weeks! Make sure you are still logging on to TT Rock Stars and keep your times table skills sharp! 

If you would like to send me anything to put on our blog, remember to send it to bfg@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk I can't wait to see more wonderful work, drawing, models, cooking and snail racing! 

Miss Hook x 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

Hello wonderful children, 

I have put Ella-May's fantastic Morse Code onto our VE Day learning gallery, see if you can crack the code! I'm going to try again today because my brain went all fuzzy looking at it yesterday! 

There is also some more wonderful work on our Home Learning Gallery! You'll even see some of Tomasz's fantastic drawing in your 'could' job today! 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

If you would like to send in any work you have done from our VE Day activities to go on our VE Day learning gallery that would be fantastic! For today's activity you may need to send in a video! If you wrote any secret messages in Morse Code yesterday please send them in! 

Miss Hook x 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Hello lovely children!

I have a quick message to tell you about our VE Day Gallery button just above! If you have a look on there at the moment we have a fantastic Winston Churchill fact file from Penny! I would love to fill this with pictures and videos of the work we have been doing to celebrate and honour those amazing people! Today we are going to be learning some Morse Code and tomorrow we will be learning the Lindy Hop and creating our own medals for the brave soldiers. In this learning button I have also put in some WW2 recipes you may want to try! 

I can't wait to see your fantastic learning!

Miss Hook x 

Monday 4th May 2020

May the fourth be with you - I wonder who can figure out what this might mean...  

 

A small reminder as well to those of us who have Lexia, please make sure you are logging on to this platform as it is a fantastic resource that has been given to you to help your learning. Lexia is quite an expensive resource that we are lucky to have, please make sure you are using it to help you be the best reader you can be! 

All our online platforms: TT Rock Stars, Spelling Shed, Maths with Parents and Read Theory, are amazing resources which will help us so much so please make sure you are logging on. 

If you have any problems with logging in, please don't hesitate to email me and I will try to fix it as quick as possible. 

Friday 1st May 2020

Help needed from all of our super artists!

John Lewis has created a competition where you can design a teddy bear for the NHS! If your design wins your bear will be made into a teddy to be sold, with all the money going to help the NHS!

All the details you need are on the website - including where you can send your designs! 

 

https://www.johnlewis.com/content/your-partners-through-it-all/feel-good-friday

Thursday 30th April 2020

I am so impressed with how many Knowledge Points you have earned on Read Theory already! IF you haven't logged on yet the link is: www.readtheory.org/auth/login  

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Well done to everyone who signed up to Maths with Parents yesterday! If you have not done this the details are on our blog still :)

And also a HUGE well done to those on read theory!

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Monday 27th April 2020

 

Make sure you have a look at the tab called Hall of Fame! I have uploaded a a list of the children who have played the most Spelling Shed games. I have also been updating the children who have moved up in TT Rock Stars in the last 30 days! Well done to everyone who has been playing! 

Friday 24th April 2020

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Something you could do today….

Today is St George’s Day! You could read this story to learn more about our saint and then create your own dragon, shield or sword! You may want to research what St George's flag is, can you see it in the Union Jack?

If you make anything you would like to share remember to send it to our email address! 

 

bfg@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Tuesday 21st  April 2020

Welcome back you wonderful children!

Monday 20th April 2020

We’re back! I have missed you every one of you so much and can’t wait to hear from you all!

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

To Parents/Carers,

 

Thank you for the lovely emails you have sent me recently, I love reading the messages and seeing the sweet drawings and cards from the children! Thank you to all the wonderful Year 3 children and adults at home for supporting this strange home learning journey we have all found ourselves on. I hope you all have a relaxing Easter half term.

If you are expecting a reply from the class email, it is on its way but needs to go through the school office first. Thank you so much for your patience and please continue to send in any questions you may have. 

 

Miss Hook J

There are lots of activities for you to pick and choose from on our Easter activities icon to keep you busy over half term. I've also found this really lovely time capsule for you to fill out as a memory of the strangest thing that has happened this generation! Please feel free to print this and fill it in if you would like. Have a lovely Easter!  

The answers for yesterday’s Math Challenges (01/04/20):

 

 

 

https://play.edshed.com/ - The link for Spelling Shed. Everyone has an assignment ready for them!

 

Thank you for signing up to Maths with Parents! Today there is an introduction video for you to watch and some activities to complete. Tomorrow it should launch the topic I have set for you. Please let me know if there are any problems. laugh

I’ve attached a letter from Maths with Parents (which I have touched on in the blog today). This is another site that is now free. The advantage of this site is that once you sign up. I can set the work. It also provides really good videos you can follow to explain how to do certain maths objectives. All the information you need is on the letter including the web address and login details.

Math Answers for 25/03/20

If you look in the corner of your questions there will be either a D, E or GD. Look for your answers below. Under those answers I also post the Math Challenge answers and a little explanation of how to find the answer.

 

Adding and Subtracting Multiples of 100 - D

 

Adding and Subtracting Multiples of 100 - E

 

Adding and Subtracting Multiples of 100 - GD

 

Math Challenge 1

 

Maths Challenge 2

Math Answers - 24/03/20

Remember to look in the left hand corner of your Math questions. Find the answers for your letter, either D, E or GD. Well done to all of you for continuing your Math learning in these completely new circumstances! 

 

Ordering Numbers - D 

 

Ordering Numbers - E

 

Ordering Numbers - GD

 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020 – Day 2: I will upload home learning as both a PDF and a Word Document from now on.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 – Day 2

Hello wonderful children,

I hope your first day of home schooling went well and you impressed the grown-ups at home with how amazing you are at Maths, English and Reading!

Physical Education

Today I would encourage you all to do the Body Coach’s 30 minute PE workout at 9am. You can find this on YouTube by searching ‘The Body Coach’ or clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1.

If you still have lots of energy then try a Go Noodle workout on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames ) or try a Cosmic Yoga work out on YouTube to stretch out your muscles and increase your flexibility (https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga-).

If you cannot access YouTube there are some stretches at the back of your booklet which starts with the sign language sheet.

Reading and Handwriting: 40 minutes

Reading: Remember you need to read for 20 minutes every day and record it in your diary. Here is a link to Giraffes can’t dance for you to listen to and watch as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjsLK5vwNU.

If you would like to listen to David Walliams read stories from The World’s Worst Children click on this link: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ for story time at 11 am.

Handwriting: Please complete the next page on your handwriting sheet of the Year 3 and 4 spelling words. Be careful with your handwriting, it has been beautiful all year so make sure it doesn’t slip!

English: 50 minutes

To warm up your English brain please complete the English side of you usual morning job:

 

Today’s job is to complete your box up for your original story. You can also use today to finish any English jobs from yesterday.

Box 1 will need: a fronted adverbial, adjectives, adverbs and expanded noun phrases

Box 2 will need: a fronted adverbial, adjectives, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and prepositions

Box 3 will need: a fronted adverbial, adjectives, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and inverted commas

Box 4 will need: a fronted adverbial, adjectives, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and inverted commas

Box 5 will need: a fronted adverbial, adjectives, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and inverted commas

Once you have finished your box up, circle where you have included all of the above features to make sure this is your best story!

Maths : 50 minutes

 

Please draw out the above in your blue book and complete the questions for the number 126.

Please complete the second page of the stapled pages that says Ordering Numbers.

  • Remember: ascending means the numbers are getting bigger (smallest to biggest).
  • Descending means the numbers are getting smaller (biggest to smallest)

Questions that ask you to ‘Prove it’ or ‘Explain’ need a written answer using the word because.  

If you finish these questions, there are maths challenges posted on the blog every day to complete.

 

Times tables - 20 minutes

Please spend 20 minutes on TT RockStars or practising your times tables in any way you would like. Try to write a new times tables song to help you remember them or create a times table poster to hang in your room.

 

Art

A really lovely project for you to start today would be to create a rainbow to stick in your window for everyone to see. Whilst your friends and neighbours are all staying at home to keep everyone safe they may be able to go out for walks. As they are walking, they won’t be able to speak to anyone new but they will be able to see your beautiful rainbow pictures and play ‘I Spy’ with rainbows. Children across the world are doing this art project and below are some examples of their work:

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020 – Day 2

Maths Challenges! Challenge yourself to these and stretch those mathematical brains!

 

Answers for the Monday Maths Problems and Challenges: 

 

In the left hand corner of your Maths Ordering Numbers Problems you will see either a D, E or GD. Below are the answers to those questions: 

Ordering Numbers - D                                                                     

Ordering Numbers - D

 

Ordering Numbers - E

Ordering Numbers - E

 

Ordering Numbers - GD

GD

 

Below are the answers for the two challenges you may have completed: 

 

Monday 23rd March 2020 – Day 1

 

Hello to all my lovely students,

 

The picture below is just a little reminder that even though things are different and a little strange we are still the BFG Base, I am still your teacher and I am still so incredibly proud of every single one of you. I am super excited to see all the amazing learning you are going to be doing and the adventures you will get up to in your own houses!

If there is any work, pictures, drawings or anything you would like me to see, please send them to the school and I will pick them up!

 

 

 

Now, down to the business of keeping up the fantastic progress you have made this year!

 

English

In your pack, you will find a plastic wallet with your English jobs in. There is a box up with the Door in the Mountain on one-half and then space for you to start planning your own original story, which can be as similar or different from The Door in Mountain as you would like. This is your hot task, so it is completely independent. The only thing the story must have is a portal!

You will need to think about what your original story will be then complete these jobs:

  1. In your book, draw your main character/characters and label them with adjectives describing their appearance and personality. 
  2. Then draw the new land and label it with prepositions and adjectives, for example - Above Amy was a tall, green tree. Underneath her danced beautiful, golden flowers.
  3. Plan the Title and first two boxes of the box up. Remember this is your plan so do not write out the whole story. You will need to include:
  • Fronted adverbials you might use (Later, One sunny morning, Suddenly, Amazed etc.)
  • Powerful adjectives and adverbs
  • Expanded noun phrases with the correct punctuation
  • Prepositions

 

This job should take an hour over all; however, I am aware that we work at different paces. The first two jobs should take 30 minutes together, if your child is spending a long time over colouring and drawing please encourage them to move on to the box up writing. There will be time to finish the colouring and drawing on Tuesday after they have finished their box-up and editing.

 

Spelling

Please look at these High Frequency words below and practice them in your favourite way: rainbow writing, pyramids, pictures and so on.

  • Another
  • Clothes
  • Always
  • Coming
  • Different
  • Everyone
  • Friends
  • Look

There is a PDF attached of the top 200 High Frequency Words which we all should be spelling correctly, if there are any you are finding particularly tricky please practice them. These words are also in your Diary for Year 1 and 2 spelling lists and some are in our Year 3 and 4 spelling list as well.

 

Maths

As a brain warm up please complete pages 32 and 36 in your Math Busy Book – give yourself 10/15 minutes to complete these pages. Do not worry if you do not finish them, it is only a brain warm up!

 

Then use the number 482 to partition (part, part, whole), 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less, multiply by 2, 3 and 4 and as a challenge half 482. 

 

Please complete the first page of the stapled pages that says Ordering Numbers.

  • Remember: ascending means the numbers are getting bigger (smallest to biggest).
  • Descending means the numbers are getting smaller (biggest to smallest)

Questions that ask you to ‘Prove it’ or ‘Explain’ need a written answer using the word ‘because’.

If you finish these questions, there are maths challenges posted on the blog every day to complete.

 

Reading

Please read every day for at least 20 minutes to yourself or an adult and record this in your diary. 

Ask your adult to look at this website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/. Books on here are FREE to use at the moment, adults you just need to sign up to the website.

 

Extra Activities

  • You have a booklet that has ‘Learn to Finger Spell’ as the first page. You could practice the British sign language alphabet and learn to spell your name and other words. This is what I will be doing!
  • If you type the Body Coach into YouTube you can join thousands of children across the country in PE workouts at 9am every week day - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
  • If you have access to a laptop or iPad there are many games on the Useful Links star that you can access – TT Rockstars, Spelling Shed, Marlon’s Adventures and many more. 
  • In the back of your blue book, please feel free to start a diary to make a record of this time where everything is a little bit different!
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames - Go Noodle is a brilliant way to get active in the house.
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga- Cosmic Yoga- great for exercise and mindfulness.

Maths Challege - Monday 23rd March

 

 

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