Good Morning Lovely 3L! (Term 6, Week 1)

Morning 3L.

Term 6… how crazy is that! I hope you all had a great half term and could make the most of the beautiful weather. I’d love to hear about or see what you got up to.

Our focus question this term is ‘What is a Journey?’ I love this unit so much and I’m gutted I won’t get to completely do this unit with you all as I think you’d love it too. However, each week we will be setting some tasks which we would’ve done in school (there are a few set in this week’s project post). I though I’d post a few photos of one of my own journeys – my journey through primary school to where I am now.

  1. My first day of school in 2001, starting Reception.
  2. My first day at West Rise Junior School, stood with my cousin (we had a different coloured jumper when I first started).
  3. My first day in Year 6 with my younger brother and sister.
  4. A photo of me at a football tournament with the West Rise Girls’ Football Team.
  5. A photo of me before my Year 6 Leavers’ Party. It was 70’s themed and I loved that dress.
  6. My cousin and I on the last day of Year 6, 2008, with our t-shirts that we all signed for each other. I remember crying as I didn’t want to leave school.
  7. Skip ahead ten years to 2018, my Graduation Day at Westminster Cathedral, the day I officially became a teacher.
  8. A photo of Take Over Day from this academic year with some of our amazing Year 3 team!

A journey can mean lots of things, but that is one of my special journeys as it’s brought me to you lovely lot ♥

Each week we will update the blog with 3 posts: one with times tables for the week, one with spellings to learn and one with some projects to do, so remember to scroll through to see them all!

  • In the project post, there will be some tasks from White Rose, which is the Maths scheme we follow in school so the tasks will be things we would’ve been learning in class.
  • There will also be some activities taken from our English/topic question, ‘What is a Journey?’
  • Finally, we will post the Science activity for the week taken from the Empiribox scheme we follow at school.

I’ve also updated MyMaths and re-set the tasks which you haven’t completed/the ones where it’s possible to improve your score.

Remember, you can send in your work and we can share it on the blog. My email is: 3L@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk I will check this at least once a day, so get sharing! Don’t worry if you aren’t able to email – just make sure you keep hold of your work, because if and when we return to school we will have a massive show and tell session!

Below are the tasks for Week 1…

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Week One Times Tables

3 x table
Your challenge is to practice them over the week, try mixing them up though, so you don’t just learn them in order.
Some ideas of how to learn are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you.
If you think of any inventive ways to practice, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!
Remember speed is key, so the idea is to keep getting faster.
Remember you can also use, ‘Hit the Button’ on the Topmarks website.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Extension: Can you work out the related facts? (3 x 4 = 12 / 4 x 3 = 12 / 12 ÷ 3 = 4 / 12 ÷ 4 = 3)

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

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Well done L.B for practising your times table/division facts:

Well done Mi.C for practising quick recall and completing her 3 times tables in 48 seconds:

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Week One Spellings

 

Phase 2

(Mrs Richards)

Phase 3

(Miss Brooker & Mrs Larmour)

Phase 5

(Mrs Poore)

Spelling Group

(Miss Lade & Miss Timperley)

h

hum

hit

hat

has

hack

hug

ur

fur

burn

hurt

turn

nurse

purse

u-e

use

cube

huge

June

tube

computer

Homophones and near homophones

scent

sent

vain

vein

rode

road

steel

steal

waist

waste

You know of lots of ways to learn your spellings – you can chose any of the ways we practice at school – pyramids, dice game, writing on back, rainbow words or across and down.
Again, if you think of an inventive, fun way to practice – comment at the bottom of this post to share with us.
At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and then, if you want to, you can comment below to let us know how you got on.

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Week One Projects

Task 1

White Rose Maths

On the White Rose website, there is a Home Learning lesson for each day and a Maths challenge on Friday. These will follow the learning we would be doing within class so it would be great if the children could follow this. If you would like to go back and start on an earlier week then that is also fine.

We are in Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1st June) as you can see below:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Task 2

Journeys

As I said in the first post, in Term 6, we are focusing on the question, ‘What is a Journey?’ In school, we would be reading and looking at the journey that Little Red Riding Hood took, as well as discussing the different versions of the story. I’m sure most of you know the story but below is a PDF with one version, just in case:

Little Red Riding Hood

You don’t have to do all of the tasks below but obviously if you wish to, that’s great.

 

Activity 1 – What is a Journey?

What do you think a journey is? Have you ever been on a journey? Is a journey about going somewhere?

Think about these questions throughout this unit. Can you begin to put a journey together? You may have already been on a journey that you would like to share with 3L.

 

Activity 2 – Descriptive paragraph

Write a short paragraph describing this image. What adjectives could you use? Can you describe what Little Red Riding Hood sees, hears, smells or feels?

 

Activity 3 – Wanted poster

Create a Wanted poster for the character of the Big Bad Wolf. The children loved this task last year and if you’re unsure of what a wanted poster looks like, then have a look at the PDF below for an example of how to structure it:

Big Bad Wolf Wanted Poster Template

 

Activity 4 – Diary entry

Write a diary entry from Little Red Riding Hood. You may wish to plan your diary first before you write it, like we do in class. Think about how you begin a diary entry. What features does a diary entry need? Can you include adjectives, imperative verbs and adverbs?

EXT: Can you include time, place and cause conjunctions?

 

Task 3

Science- Bones

This week’s Science investigation is all about bones!

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson: a plastic cup, mug or similar shaped plastic container, an egg or a chicken bone or a piece of chalk and some distilled vinegar, which is available in most supermarkets

Click on the link to find out more;

https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/animals/

Please remember to send photographs of you and your findings or write a comment on this blog post!

 

Task 4

This is just a reminder about MyMaths, Topmarks and other websites you can use for your home learning. It is also important to get some exercise. You could have a look online at cosmic kids and have a go at some yoga, follow Joe Wicks at 9am each morning or you can march around your house like a Roman, maybe your grown-ups could give you some commands. Finally, a reminder to keep reading. I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading at home too.

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Well done C.A for making a wanted poster for the big bad wolf. Great drawings:

Well done L.B for writing a lovely descriptive paragraph, full of adjectives, sensory descriptors and an adverb. He’s also completed a brilliant wanted poster for the wolf:

Well done Mi.C for making a great wanted poster and writing a beautifully presented and descriptive paragraph for the picture of Little Red Riding Hood. She has also been doing lots of walking and has made her own snow globes:

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Virtual School Games

This weeks sport is… Netball and Basketball

Welcome back! We hope you had a great half-term and are ready for the next Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games sport, which is Netball & Basketball. Complete all four challenges and log your top scores. There are some suggested adaptations below, along with some coaching tips.

Practice and improve, and log your best scores on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk by midday 12pm on Friday 5 June. Good luck!

– West Rise Junior’s went up to 38th place before half term, yippeeeeeee 🥰 Up 80 places!

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Happy Half Term 3L :)

Hi my lovelies,

Well done for all of your hard work in Term 5. I have loved seeing all your work, home-learning and all of the other fun things you’ve been doing at home. I am so, incredibly proud of you all. ♥

I may not get back to you straight away but please do feel free to give me an email during half term if you wish to. As I said, I love hearing from you so please email if you want to.

Have a well-earned rest though and I can’t wait to hear from you all soon.

Missing you loads,

Miss Lade 🙂

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Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for participating so well with our online provision so far, we have loved seeing the amazing work your children have been sending us.

For your information, over half term (next week), teachers will be spending their time with their families and therefore will take a break from updating and checking the blogs and setting work on MyMaths, but after the break this will resume.

I hope you and your children have an enjoyable half term and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mr Fairclough

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Good Morning Lovely 3L! (Week 5)

Morning 3L. Well done to those children who completed the work from last week and over Term 5. I have now had contact with everyone in some form, either through the blog, via email or MyMaths which is great. Try and have a look through last weeks posts to see what your classmates have been up to and also have a look at our class photo gallery link at the top of the page. ⇑

♥ If you’ve not seen our West Rise teacher video then have a look here. It has messages, silliness and dancing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3FFV8U3SM8

Each week we will update the blog with 3 posts: one with times tables for the week, one with spellings to learn and one with a project to do, so remember to scroll through to see them all!

We will colour code our posts:
Pink means you have something to comment about – make sure you comment about the right thing on the right post.
Purple means there is a task for you to do. We have a new class email address so that you can send in your work and we can share it on the blog. It is: 3L@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk I will check this at least once a day, so get sharing! Don’t worry if you aren’t able to email – just make sure you keep hold of your work, because if and when we return to school we will have a massive show and tell session!

Below are the tasks for Week 5…

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Week Five Times Tables

11 x table
Your challenge is to practice them over the week, try mixing them up though, so you don’t just learn them in order.
Some ideas of how to learn are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you.
If you think of any inventive ways to practice, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!
Remember speed is key, so the idea is to keep getting faster.
Remember you can also use, ‘Hit the Button’ on the Topmarks website.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Extension: Can you work out the related facts? (11 x 4 = 44 / 4 x 11 = 44 / 44 ÷ 11 = 4 / 44 ÷ 4 = 11)

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

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Well done L.B for doing lots of times table and division practise at home:

Well done to A.C for practising his 8 and 11 times tables at home:

Well done Mi.C for practising her times table by timing herself and writing them within a flower:

Well done M.Bu for practising your times tables, division facts and spellings:

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Week Five Spellings

 

Phase 2

(Mrs Richards)

Phase 3

(Miss Brooker & Mrs Larmour)

Phase 5

(Mrs Poore)

Spelling Group

(Miss Lade & Miss Timperley)

h

had

him

his

hot

hut

hop

 

or

for

fork

corn

storm

sport

story

o-e

bone

home

alone

those

woke

note

Homophones and near homophones

grate

great

grown

groan

plain

plane

peace

piece

rain

reign

 

You know of lots of ways to learn your spellings – you can chose any of the ways we practice at school – pyramids, dice game, writing on back, rainbow words or across and down.
Again, if you think of an inventive, fun way to practice – comment at the bottom of this post to share with us.
At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and then, if you want to, you can comment below to let us know how you got on.

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Well done to L.B for doing lots of spellings practise at home:

Well done C.A for practising his spellings and times tables:

Well done to A.C for practising his spellings at home:

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Week Five Project

Task 1

The Romans

We have now reached the end of our Roman Topic so this will be our final Roman piece of work. This week we wanted to give you a choice of activities to do. Please complete as many as you wish.

 

Activity 1 – Roman Mosaics

Please read the information about mosaics and find out five more of your own facts. Then, design and draw your own mosaic pattern or picture. You could even cut out some collage materials for your own tesserae to use to help you create your design.

Roman Mosaics Home Learning Task

 

Activity 2 – Roman Villa

Make a model Roman Villa with under-floor heating.

The richest Romans lived in fine houses which we know as ‘villas’. Just like today, the owners liked to make their houses look special, building them to fit their needs and to show off their wealth. Use the simple floor plan and illustration as the basis for your villa. But remember that you can vary the design depending on what sized boxes you have and to make the villa your own, just like the Romans did.

Roman Villas

 

Activity 3 – Roman Leaflet / Poster

Using the information below and any prior knowledge, please create an information leaflet or poster all about the Romans.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-romans-index/zvgk47h

 

Task 2

Time Capsule

As a class, we are going to create a time capsule for you to open at the end of Year 6. Over the next few weeks, Task 2 will be about creating pieces that will go inside our time capsule.

Interview Your Parents

This could be a fun one! The next piece that I would like you to create is called ‘Interview Your Parents.’ I would like you to interview your parent/parents/carer. You may wish to use the example below as a structure to help you, or create your own.

 

Task 3

Science- Materials 

             

Who managed to make butter last week? Well done to all those scientists who did!

This week we will be investigating something very different! We will be looking at Rocks! https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/rocks/

As before, the video offers you three options; planning, recording and evaluating. Our focus is the third but if you want to practise your planning and recording skills too that would be amazing!

I would love to see the before and after shots of your rocks!

 

Task 4

This is just a reminder about MyMaths, Topmarks and other websites you can use for your home learning. It is also important to get some exercise. You could have a look online at cosmic kids and have a go at some yoga, follow Joe Wicks at 9am each morning or you can march around your house like a Roman, maybe your grown-ups could give you some commands. Finally, a reminder to keep reading. I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading at home too.

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Well done to L.B who has written his ‘Letter to Myself’ for our time capsule, completed the Interview Your Parents task for our time capsule (thank you to L.B’s Dad) and created a poster about What The Romans Did For Us. He has also made an awesome Roman Villa with underfloor heating as well as his Roman mosaic:

Well done C.A for completing your What The Romans Did For Us poster and also making another poster about the Romans as he enjoyed making the first one. He’s also been doing loads of reading- he loves the Mr Gum books and the Horrid Henry books:

M.T has been missing all of you in 3L so much and would love to hear from you. She has also been making mosaics with her family:

Well done Mi.C for making a fantastic Roman mosaic, in the design of a flower, on glass using special pens. She’s also made an amazing Roman villa with a mosaic floor, a fire made of twigs and feathers for the underfloor heating and the walls painted to look like bricks:

  

Me.C is missing cricket but has been having fun on her roller, rolling out the wicket (my laptop is having issues so will not let me crop it, sorry):

Well done to M.Bu for working hard at home, completing the interview your parents task (thank you to M.Bu’s Mum), trying last week’s Science experiment to make butter and making a Roman sword mosaic:

Well done P.B for making a brilliant Roman Villa! She’s really thought about the shape, features and included the underfloor heating:

M.Ba had a great day celebrating his birthday on Wednesday:

This week, I went for a jog (ish) up the downs and my face turned into a tomato, I made a heart out of twigs whilst in school on Thursday and completed a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle at home (I’m running out of space to store all my jigsaw boxes):

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