Have a fantastic Summer Holiday and see you in September!

Hello my lovely 3L,

Well where to begin… I didn’t get the time I would’ve liked to have had with you. We missed out on school trips, forest school and so many other wonderful things we had planned. However, in those 3/4 terms I had with you, I had some amazing teaching experiences and got to know a group of kind, caring and awesome children. I have told Ms de Mattos and Mrs Pentecost how lucky they are to have you as their next class.

Thank you to all of your grown ups for their co-operation, hard-work and communication. It has given me the biggest reassurance to know that your children are safe and have been getting on okay (or as okay as you can be during a pandemic).

I’m spending the next couple of weeks in school sorting out things for next year and our afternoon together in school. Myself, Mrs Larmour, Mrs Burt and Miss Freeman can’t wait to see you on September 3rd in the afternoon for a massive catch-up! I’m so excited.

Our class email will deactivate at the end of the day on Friday so if you need to drop me an email, please go for it before then.

I’m so incredibly proud of you all and think you are absolute superstars!!!!!

Have a great Summer holiday, take care of yourselves and see you in September,

Miss Lade 🙂 x

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Hi Everyone

Thank you very much for engaging so brilliantly with the class blogs. We are so pleased that the work you have been sending in has been matching the quality and standard we would expect of you in school – this makes us very proud.

A huge well done to all of you and we must, of course, say a huge thank you to your grown-ups for supporting your home learning experience throughout this challenging time.

You each have, or will shortly receive, Maths and English textbooks to use over the summer. There is no expectation to use these, however, we are aware that many of you are, understandably, concerned about the lost learning over the past 3 months. Therefore, you may wish to use these with your child as a dip in and out activity every now and again throughout the summer.

We will not collect in or expect to see any learning from these, they are for you to use as you wish. Teachers will also not be posting work for the blog or MyMaths over the summer holiday. Everyone needs a rest before September.

Have a great summer and we are really looking forward to seeing you on Thursday 3rd September for a fun afternoon with your ‘old’ teacher and then ready to start the new year on Monday 7th September with your new teacher.

Best Wishes

Mr Fairclough

Good Morning Lovely 3L! (Term 6, Week 7)

 

Morning my lovely 3L.

Our last full week of Term 6. Where has the time gone? I’m still missing you all and it’s just not the same in school without all of 3L. I asked my little group on Friday about the positives and negatives of isolation. It was really nice for us all to share what we’ve found tough and what nice things have come out of all of this. I thought I’d share with you my thoughts…

 

For me, the beginning was really hard, as I live in a flat with no outside space. That one hour a day we were allowed out I absolutely cherished but it was still hard then having to be in for 23 hours of the day. I had to keep reminding myself to be grateful for having a roof over my head. I spent a lot of time looking on Rightmove during that time.

I miss hugs and can’t wait for the day we can hug people again. It’s been particularly hard as this is a stressful time for so many, and there have been times when I’ve seen family members, staff members and pupils at school upset and you can’t give them a hug when they want one. That has been so tough for me.

I miss work and teaching 3L. I love being in school but it’s not been the same without you all. I keep telling people how gutted I am that this has happened this year, as you are such a lovely class (I have been telling Ms de Mattos and Mrs Pentecost how lucky they are).

Of course, the main con is that there are many people that have lost their lives due to this virus and that is incredibly sad. We have to remember that and be grateful for our NHS, who have been putting their lives at risk to help so many people.

A positive for me, is that I have a much deeper appreciation for so many things. I went weeks without seeing my family and have really appreciated seeing some of them within the last few weeks, even if it is from a social distance. I appreciated the walks around Eastbourne, especially along the downs. At the beginning, when I was only in work one day a week, I appreciated that day so much as it got me out of the flat and back to a bit of normality.

I have massively appreciated this blog and the emails that you have been sending in. It has allowed me to see that you are learning things at home, whether that be academic or life skills, and also see that you are safe. That is the most important thing for me as your teacher, that you are happy and safe.

 

Maybe this week you could have a think about your pros and cons of this pandemic. You don’t have to share these thoughts but of course you can if you wish to. You may wish to share with your family, your friends over facetime or write down your thoughts in a diary. In years to come, History lessons will talk about the people who were around in the Corona Virus times. These have been crazy, challenging, strange times, so share your thoughts with someone.

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 7…

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Week Seven Times Tables

8 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? (8 x 4 = 32 / 4 x 8 = 32 / 32 ÷ 8 = 4 / 32 ÷ 4 = 8)

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 to A.C for working on his 4 times tables at home:

Well done L.M for practising your times tables in a variety of ways:

Well done L.B for going over your 8 times tables as well as the inverse:

Well done Jayden for practising your times tables and spellings:

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Week Seven Spellings

 

Phase 2

(Mrs Richards)

Phase 3

(Miss Brooker & Mrs Larmour)

Phase 5

(Mrs Poore)

Spelling Group

(Miss Lade & Miss Timperley)

ss

less

mass

mess

boss

pass

kiss

er

her

germ

dinner

farmer

summer

mermaid

au

August

cause

autumn

applaud

astronaut

sauce

Words ending with /ch/ sound spelt ‘ture’

creature

picture

nature

furniture

capture

culture

moisture

future

gesture

structure

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 A.C for learning your tricky spellings last week:

Well done to C.A for persevering with this week’s spellings:

Well done L.M for practising your spellings alongside your ‘I believe I am’ hand, which I totally agree with:

Well done L.B for practising your spellings as always:

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Week Seven 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.

 

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

 

Task 2

Journeys

As Year 3 is coming to an end I have been thinking about everything we have done together, from the first day when you were all shy and didn’t know where things were, to the confident Junior school pupils you have become.

So this week I would love to see your favourite memories from Year 3.

You may wish to use the example templates below or create your own.

 

Activity one – 

Which subjects or lessons were your favourite?
• Did you enjoy being a Roman Soldier?
• Making a Roman Road?
• Making Mount Vesuvius erupt?
• Creating vibrations in water?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-29006-end-of-the-year-writing-activity-sheet

 

Activity two – 

Altogether, you make a fantastic class. I have loved teaching you all and think you are all amazing!

Why do you think you are amazing?

  • You may have discovered you have a new talent since lockdown.
  • You may have discovered a new way to be a good friend during lockdown.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-2549258-i-am-an-amazing-person-activity-sheet

 

Task 3

Science- 

In this lesson we are going to look at how igneous rocks were made and what similarities and differences there are between the different types. Our investigation will use chocolate to model how igneous rocks were formed.

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :

Chocolate buttons of any make, aluminium foil, a mug and a teaspoon. You will also need access to different places to leave you investigation. Make sure you ask an adult to help you select them.

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

Then click on the second lesson on the right handside.

Science and Chocolate – what a fabulous combination! Let me know how you get on!

 

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 Mi.C who has done an adorable drawing of a girl wearing a face-mask:

Well done A.C for completing last week’s comparison of Jack and Rose:

Well done to L.M for doing a great comparison of Jack and Rose, writing a book review for The Tunnel and drawing a brilliant story-map for Into the Forest. She’s also been practising word problems in Maths which is fantastic:

Well done L.B for writing about what makes you kind and sharing some of your memories of Year 3. He’s also been working on his gymnastics and completing some of those tricky Maths Challenges:

Well done C.A for writing down amazing things about yourself, which I agree with completely. Thank you for sharing your home-schooling memories as well:

 

 

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Virtual School Games

This weeks sport is… Old Skool Sports Day

And so we reach the final week of the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games, and we’re wrapping up with some Old Skool Sports Day challenges. 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 17 July. Good luck!

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

 

Morning my lovely 3L.

By now, you have all found out about your teachers/TAs for next year. I have such a mix of emotions right now (the bitmojis show a few of them). I feel so sad that I won’t be teaching and seeing you all every day. That’s why seeing your work and your faces makes me so happy. However, I was so excited when I saw that you had Ms de Mattos (formerly Mrs Kitchos) and Mrs Pentecost as your teachers. You are going to have a great year with both of them. You’ve not got rid of me just yet though so for now, we carry on…

Thank you to all that emailed me last week. I received loads which was fantastic. School’s getting even more busy now with preparing resources and teaching my group, sorting home-learning, replying to emails and also sorting out transition bits for my next class (eek!), so I apologise if I don’t get back to you straight away. I will reply as soon as I can so still keep those emails coming!

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 6…

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Week Six Times Tables

4 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? (7 x 4 = 28 / 4 x 7 = 28 / 28 ÷ 7 = 4 / 28 ÷ 4 = 7)

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!

Well done C.A for re-capping your 10 times tables on TopMarks and practising times tables mixed in with addition sums:

Well done P.C for working on mental multiplication and division, as well as your usual times table practice and dictation sentences:

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Week Six Spellings

 

Phase 2

(Mrs Richards)

Phase 3

(Miss Brooker & Mrs Larmour)

Phase 5

(Mrs Poore)

Spelling Group

(Miss Lade & Miss Timperley)

l

lap

let

leg

lot

lit

laptop

ure

cure

sure

secure

picture

measure

treasure

oes

dominoes

heroes

tomatoes

potatoes

goes

foes

Words with a /zher/ sound spelt with ‘sure’

treasure

measure

pleasure

enclosure

closure

leisure

exposure

pressure

composure

fissure

 

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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C.A has been working on this weeks tricky spellings. Well done C:

Well done P.W for practising both your spellings and times tables:

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Week Six 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.

 

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

 

Task 2

Journeys

The last part of our journey topic is looking at a book called ‘The Tunnel’. It is by the same author and illustrator as ‘Into the Forest,’ Anthony Browne.

You can listen to the story here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps2E5yoRsMk

Or read the story using this PowerPoint.

The Tunnel Powerpoint Book

 

Activity one – Comparing Characters

Compare the characters of Jack and Rose. Label them to show their different interests and then write sentences to explain what you think about their characters. You may wish to use the template below or do it in your own way.

Comparing Rose and Jack Activity Sheets

 

Activity two – Character Study

Write a character study of either Jack or Rose. You may wish to use the template below or do it in your own way.

Character-Study-Worksheet

  • What do you know about the characters?
  • What do they look like?
  • What do they like to do?

 

Activity three – Book Review

Write a book review to encourage other children to read The Tunnel.

T2-E-889-In-Depth-Book-Review-Template_ver_3

*Check out the Twinkl website for other free resources for ‘The Tunnel.’

 

Task 3

Science- Human body

This week’s science explores the different organs in our bodies. As part of your investigation you will build a model lung and see how you breathe. You will also compare your organs to those of other creatures.

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :

some cling film, a balloon, sellotape, a straw, elastic bands, some blu-tack, scissors and an empty clear 2 l bottle.

To access this great lesson click on the link below:

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

and then select the third lesson on the right hand side :‘What’s inside our bodies.’

Enjoy!

 

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 going over number bonds and doubling, as well as reading The Tunnel and comparing Jack and Rose. He’s also been reading Pirates Love Underpants and has completed a book review for it. Brilliant work C:

Well done L.B for completing loads of tasks this week, including writing a great book review for The Tunnel, a brilliant character description and a comparison of Jack and Rose. He’s also been on Empiribox and made a lung:

Room 13 isn’t open at the moment as the children have to stay in their own bubbles, so L.C and his group have been doing Room 13 activities in the classroom:

Well done M.T for working on your reading comprehension and writing a beautiful poem. M has entered her poem into a competition which is really exciting:

Well done G.C for completing The Tunnel work, which includes a really good comparison of Jack and Rose, and working on a variety of areas in Maths:

A.B has been learning about the water cycle and enjoying doing lots of drawing this week. Great drawings A:

 

As well as working hard on MyMaths and spellings, Mi.C’s been enjoying walks along the Seven Sisters and throwing stones into the sea:

Well done A.E for continuing to work on your letter formation:

Well done P.C for completing the tasks for The Tunnel, including a brilliant book review which made some really good points. She’s also made a lung following Empiribox and built a model boat after learning about the Mary-Rose. Also, check out her PowerPoint about Cats:

P.C CAT FACT’S! (1)

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