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Welcome to Year 3

We are enthusiastic and inquisitive classes! Every day, we try to challenge ourselves and make new discoveries in our learning. Throughout this year we have been lucky enough to enjoy lots of exciting experiences and learn more about our fascinating world!

Writing - Diary Entry!

For our second week at home, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to write down a diary entry about what we have been up to! You can either write me down what you did throughout a whole day, or maybe what you did throughout a whole week! Just don't forget to write down the date on which each event happened!

To help you understand what you must include, here is my diary entry! To make it interesting, try to spot my 13 grammar and spelling errors! Some are obvious, some aren't...

Friday 27th March

Deer diary,

i was woken up this morning by my dogz barking like mad wolves! The cat jumped in front of them, which made them think they was under attack! Silly dogs...
After a bit of stretching to leeft up my mood, I grabbed the dog's lead and took them for a walk. It was lovely to get a bit off fresh air before coming back to make myself breakfast. The smell of warm bacon and egg didn't help me from having both dogs starring at me like I was holding the most amazing dish in my hands... "Go away!" I told them, but they continued to carefully watch me it, while hoping for a piece of bacon to fell onto the floor.
As the sun was coming out, I grabbed my Harry Potter book (of course) and sat in the garden with a lovely cup of tee. Even though the air were still chilly, the warm sunshine was keeping me cosy.

For my afternoon, I wanted to be a little bit creative! As I had flowers in my cupboard, eggs and milk in my fridge, I thought it would be a yummy idea to bake a cake! I always have a bit of chocolate lying around in the house, and suprisingly I also found some walluts! (I know, that doesn't sound like me!) I found a fairly easy brownies recipe online and got busy in the kitchen. After 4 hours (yes, you reed that right...) of incredibly messy baking, I had finally (sort of) achieved it! From the corner of my eyes, celebrating this triumph with me, my dogs... Drooling on the floor while staring at the cake...

After deciding that baking wasn't for me, as I had used salt instead of sugar (absolutely revolting!), I grabbed my book again, and went back into the garden with a apple!

Now it's your turn to tell me about what you have been up to at home! I hope you are better at baking than I am! :) 
RE: Putting others first!
 As we come closer to Easter it is important for us to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us all. 'Sacrifice' means someone giving something up to help another person. Jesus gave up His life so that we can have true happiness and live with Him forever.
 We can learn from Jesus by making small sacrifices in our every day lives. Every day we can see people putting others first by making sacrifices (some small and some great).
 Can you think of any people who you know (or have heard of) that are making sacrifices to help others? Can you create a poster, a picture, a painting, a poem (or anything you want) to celebrate that wonderful person?
Geography at home!

Here is a link to a wonderful Geography website for you to do some research with at home! :) You might want to look at more details about the Rainforest or maybe learn about some map skills.
Don't hesitate to email me what you have learnt! :)
Science: Forces

Can you try these mini Science experiments and explain what you find? The answers will be revealed next week!

RE: What is Easter?

Here are some activities to help you in your preparation for Easter. Can you use this information to learn more about Holy Week and its importance to Christians all over the world? Can you complete some of these activities provided?

Writing task Week 1

Here is a picture of a Victorian teacher in the classroom, holding a dunce hat. Write me down a short story to explain what is going to happen in this picture. You must include: - Speech marks (For example: The teacher stood up, shouting, "How dare you answer back to me?!"). - Coordinating conjunctions (and; but; or; nor; then; yet). - Exciting adjectives to describe the classroom, as well as how the characters are feeling (For example: The terrified girl was sat behind the confident pupil-teacher.)

PE at home!

Every morning, from 9am to 9:30am, Joe Wicks, also known as the Body Coach, does a 30 minutes workout for children. You just need to subscribe to his youtube channel to get an alert when the workout starts! However, if you want to exercise at a different time of the day, you can catch up on these workouts through his youtube channel.
I personally use the Body Coach at home, as he is very enthusiastic and it is always a fun activity to fit in your day! Don't hesitate to join in with your children! :)

Here is a link to his youtube channel:
French Recipes

Here are some French recipes for you to try at home! :)

Art Activities

Some paintings ideas to try at home! You'll have to get your hands and feet a little bit dirty... :)

Science at home!

Here is a link to a youtube video to try some experiments at home with water! Always do them with an adult! Enjoy! :)
Work for Year 3 children during the suspended break from school!
 In Year 3, we will be providing work for the children to attempt each week so that they can build on existing learning and continue to challenge themselves whilst at home. We hope that this is useful to families during this time. 
 We will be providing the children with (on the Year 3 page):
- Maths skills sheets where the children can work on methods they have learnt throughout the year.
- Maths Arithmetic tests where they can continue to challenge a range of mathematical skills.
- "Maths Problems" sheets aimed at progessing the children's reasoning skills.
- SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) sheets to help children in the understanding of their writing.
- Reading comprehension sheets to help them look more deeply at a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
- A range of other tasks for the children to attempt during this suspended break.

We hope that this will be of use to you and your family during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us on our personal emails.

Many thanks,

Miss Varlet and Mr Longfellow
SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) Activities

These are SPAG sheets for children to complete each week:

Maths Arithmetic Tests

These are Maths Arithmetic sheets for children to complete each week (answers are provided):

Maths Problems

These are Maths Problems tasks for children to complete each week:

Testing forces in Science with a parachute - 3AV

On Thursday 12th March, we decided to test forces in Science by building a parachute for a playmobile. The children did a great job at using different materials to test its strength against the wind. We first tested them in the classroom, and ended up taking the fun outside!

Armley Mills 3AV

On Wednesday 11th March, Year 3AV were very lucky to visit Armley Mills and take part in an exciting classroom workshop! The day started with lining up boys and girls separately to go into a real Victorian classroom, but don't forget your coin or you would get in trouble! Just like the three children that arrived late... During a reading lesson, children had a text to read in unison and could then read it on their own to the whole class! It was very challenging for children to not put their hand up to ask questions, as they always needed to stand up if they wanted to say something! In maths, children chanted the 3 times tables and used the slates to complete several additions and subtractions! While children were incredibly quiet when doing so, we could hear the sound of the chalk onto their board... Next, children had the opportunity to take part in a Victorian PE lesson! They had to copy several movements in a synchronized manner, which is something we must continue working on... For our last lesson, children were extremely excited to use ink and pen to practise their handwriting! They did a fantastic job! They were also able to have a look at some of the punishments they would have to go through if they were in a school during the Victorian era, they understood how lucky they are now! Throughout the afternoon, children were very lucky to go through the museum and learn a little bit more about the mill. They even watched a short movie in the cinema! We had the chance to also step into a cottage, and have a closer look at a washing machine/bath, an iron, a drier, an oven, a hot water bottle... Children were very surprised to see how different it all looked! They also had the opportunity to have a close look at some toys children from their age would have been playing with! Finally, we had the chance to have a close look at the different pieces of machinery from the mill in action! We can now confirm that it is indeed very loud! Overall, children were incredibly well behaved throughout the whole day and asked some wonderful questions! It was a real pleasure to take them to Armley Mills!

Maths measurement 3AV

On Monday 9th March, we decided to measure outside as part of our maths lesson! We looked at tracing lines of a certain length multiple times! We then used our multiplying skills to find out how long our lines were! For example, when drawing 4 lines of 30cm, we ended up with a 120cm line or 1m and 20cm! Children did a great job!

Tropical World 3SL
Synagogue 3SL
Poetry 3SL

Performance Poetry – The Jungle Whilst looking at the rainforests of the world, Year 3 have also performed poetry and created their own poems on this topic. We have concentrated on the wildlife within rainforests and tried to bring these to life in our classrooms!

Maths 3SL

Maths – Measurement In Maths, we have been working to improve our understanding of metric measure. As part of this topic, we have used various pieces of equipment to measure our school and solve Maths problems on length and perimeter.

Geography 3SL

Geography – Mapping out the Rainforests In Geography, we have researched the rainforests of the World. Using this knowledge and our artistic talents, we have created our own guide to the tropical rainforests of our planet!

Activities for 3SL

In Year 3, as part of our Mental Health and Well Being week, we discussed how we can address our feelings and emotions. We looked at what happens when we feel angry or upset, and what might help to calm down and make the right choice.

Tropical World 3AV

In Year 3, we had the chance to go and visit Tropical World as part of our Rainforest topic! Children enjoyed seeing different animals and insects and were very keen in learning about their habitat! This trip helped us create wonderful leaflets to encourage other schools to visit Tropical World!

Synagogue Visit 3AV

In Year 3, we had the chance to go and visit Sinai Synagogue as part of our Judaism topic in RE! Children were able to have a close look at a scroll and discussed the different symbols around the synagogue. Children were very eager to learn more about Judaism and asked some fantastic questions! We even left with a miniature scroll which children created on their own!

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