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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. 
  

 

Thursday 16th July 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas!

 

Today’s tasks are:
Maths: we are continuing our consolidation of our maths skills today.

English: Keep working on your letters!

Guided Reading: We are continuing with the BBC bite size lesson from yesterday, you have a second activity to complete

Word of the day: You have a new word of the day for today!

 

Don’t forget your art and handwriting that I sent you earlier in the week.

Wednesday 15th July 2020
 

Today’s learning activities:

Handwriting-  I have sent you a poem to help you build your stamina and practise your joining.

English- Please continue working on your letters.

Maths- We are continuing our consolidation. Please make sure you check the work that I have marked for you, for any corrections.

Word of the day

Tuesday 14th July 2020
 

Today’s work:

English: Your English for this week is the letters page I sent to you on Monday.

Maths: We are consolidating our knowledge- I have sent you some activity mats that have questions from the different areas of maths we have looked at this year.

Handwriting: I have sent you some year 3 / 4 words to practise your joins with.

êWord of the day

Guided Reading: I have sent you a newspaper article and some questions to complete.

Monday 13th July 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas! It is good to be back with you this week :)

Please don’t forget to sign up to a Teams call if you want to!
Here is today’s work

English: We are working on letter writing this week. I am letting you choose who you want to write to, and what you want to write about! Make sure you think carefully about what you want to say in any letters that you write this week, and that you write them neatly, so that the person you send them to can read them!

Maths: We have our usual Monday arithmetic practise

WOD- I have sent you a new word of the day.

Guided Reading: I have sent you a picture and some questions

I have sent your weekly art and handwriting page

I have also sent you a special Virtual Sports Day Challenge!

 

Week Beginning 6.7.20 (Transition Week)
 

Please check this section daily for updates.

Mrs. Parkins will be setting your work this week. Please check your Teams messages and OneNotes in the Y4 Transition tab for your learning. 

English/Science: The Y4 class is called Lemurs so I thought that it would be a good idea for you to find out about this interesting animal. Your task is to find 3 facts about Lemurs. You can include text and pictures if you want to. Try to find 3 completely different facts (the more crazy the better!) about things such as their diet, habitat, size, body or characteristics – anything you choose. I look forward to reading your work. Please message me in our chat channel on teams when you have finished so that I can mark it for you.

Maths: Here is the link for the times table check: click here for the times table check. Try to have a go every day, even through the summer! You can choose your difficulty, but try to work towards knowing all of the times tables on Year 4 Check on the Doing Well or even Advanced level by the time you finish Y4.

PSHE: This week, please think about what makes you happy. We will make a display in class about all of these things.  

  1. For our display, please send us a picture of what makes you happy. The challenge is, you cannot be in the photo, so you will have to think about what you take the picture of. (When we are back in school, one challenge will be to match the mystery photos to each child.) If it is easier, you can get a picture from the internet and send it to me by either copying it onto your OneNote page or sending it in the Mrs. Parkins teams chat. Miss Roberts and I can't wait to see your photos! 

  2. Please write about what makes you happy and why. You can type on the OneNote page or write it on paper and send a picture of it to me. 

Singing Lemurs - click here!

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Tuesday - Please find each OneNote with all the links and information needed.  

Today's tasks are: 

English:

This is Lemmee's acrostic poem:

Loves to visit new houses, 

Every day learning in class, 

Munches biscuits when people aren't looking, 

Many adventures happen in her diaries, 

Everybody loves her, 

Excited to meet new children. 

Your challenge is to make one of your name. You can do just one name or both if you want to. Your acrostic must be about you in some way, so think carefully about each letter! Try to show me your best ideas and remember to take care with spelling. If you are writing it on paper, use your best handwriting and you could add pictures too. If you type it on OneNote, you could add some clip art. Miss Roberts and I can't wait to read them! 

Maths: Times Table Check (please repeat yesterday's challenge and write your score again) 

PSHE: This Makes Me Healthy 

For our display in school, we would like you to make some pictures and art work on a healthy theme. Please draw, paint or create 6 pictures, one for each word below, and send a clear photo that we can print.  

Extra activity: You can type some information about each word on OneNote. Can you explain how these things make us healthy? I can print this off to use with the class display in school too. 

Eat 

Drink 

Wash 

Sleep 

Exercise 

Talk (about your feelings) 

 

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Wednesday - Please find each OneNote with all the links and information needed.

Today's tasks are: 

English:

(See OneNote) Read all of the information and decide which one is the lie for each person. There will be two true statements and one false statement. Try to give a reason why to back up your answers. You can type in the boxes on the OneNote document. When you have finished, write 2 truths and lie about yourself for Miss Roberts and myself to guess. 

Maths: 

1. Times Table Check (please repeat yesterday's challenge and write your score again)

2. Today is the 8th July so all of your answers have to be 8. How many questions can you think of that will have the answer of 8? Use a range of operations: + - x and ÷. Can you think of a question (or more) involving shape? Remember, the numbers in your questions can be smaller or much bigger than 8, but the answer must always be 8. 

When you have finished, practise counting in 8s, forwards and backwards. See the links below to watch and join in. 

click here - 8 times table song

click here - multiples of 8 dance

Music/Science:

Music lesson on BBC Bitesize - click here

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Thursday - Please find each OneNote with all the links and information needed.

English: When you are in Y4, you can choose a class job or responsibility. If we all work together as a team, we can help each other be organised for each lesson. Read the list of jobs below and decide which ones you would be good at and would like to do. Choose 3 jobs to write about and say why you think you would be good at that job. You will need to think about your skills and explain how you could do that job. Remember to write in full sentences. You can type on OneNote or write it on paper. 

Bagel monitor 

Timetable monitor 

Register monitor 

Pupil present monitor 

Date monitor 

Handwriting and Spanish books monitor 

English books monitor 

Maths books monitor 

Topic books monitor 

Science books monitor 

Sketch books monitor 

Pink and green pens monitor 

Lunch bands monitor 

Letters monitor 

Book shelf monitor 

Locker/cloakroom monitor 

Door and home time monitor 

Good to be Green monitor 

Scissors monitor 

Whiteboards, pens and rubbers monitor 

Reading books monitor 

Weekly spelling list monitor 

Water bottles monitor 

Voice level monitor 

Word of the Day monitor 

First News researcher

Maths: 

1. Times Table Check (please repeat yesterday's challenge and write your score again)

2. See Healthy Eating Code Breaker in downloads below. Do as many as you can. The answers are provided.

DT (food):

How many of these foods can you list from each colour of the rainbow? 

Design a recipe using your favourite foods from here. It could be a fruit salad, a savoury salad or another healthy snack or meal. Show me your ideas below.  

If you are allowed, why not make a healthy snack today and show me …? I would love to see some pictures! 

 

Well done for all of your work so far! I am really enjoying seeing your super pictures for our classroom display. Miss Roberts and I will be very busy putting all of your pictures up ready for September for you all, so please keep completing the picture tasks for us from Monday and Tuesday if you haven't already. 

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Friday - Please find each OneNote with all the links and information needed.

English:

  1. Complete the word search. 

  2. Find out the meanings of any new words. 

  3. Write a paragraph about healthy eating. Show me your best writing using the punctuation, spelling and word types that you have learned in Y3. 

Try to use as many words as you can from the wordsearch. Underline these words in your writing. 

Challenge: Can you use all 15? 

MathsTelling the Time activity (below) and please complete another Times Table Check (see Monday's learning). 

Click here for the Maths lesson.

Free choice: Complete an extra piece of work to show me. It can be anything that you choose. It could be a piece or writing, a picture, a page of maths, a video of you doing something amazing … You choose something that you think I might like to see! If you prefer to work on OneNote, create it on a new page for me. 

 

Thank you for your hard work this week! I have really enjoyed getting to know you all. I am looking forward to seeing you all in September. 

Mrs. Parkins 

Friday 3rd July 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

You work in is your class notebook J

Today, I sent to you:

A new word of the day

English- Today, I have sent you a picture to write about. You could write part of a story, or a descriptive paragraph. I am looking for the different things that we have done this week- prefixes, conjunctions and prepositions.

Maths- Please practise your times tables today- details are on your maths page.

Guided Reading- Todays guided reading task is to check through all guided reading from this week so far and make sure that you have checked your answers and completed everything, and then spend some time reading a book you enjoy 

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas!

 

I have sent this work across to your class notebook. Remember to look in the summer 2 section.

 

A new word of the day

Handwriting- finish the poem from yesterday. Remember to join your letters

Maths-  We are looking at parallel and perpendicular lines today!

English- Today’s writing is focussed on prepositions!

Guided Reading- Please make sure that you have read your powerpoint about Year 4!

Wednesday 1st July 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

Handwriting-  a poem to copy to build your stamina and practise your joining

A word of the day

English-Today you are spotting errors in a text, to help you with your editing and improving skills!

Maths- We are looking a horizontal and vertical lines.

Don’t forget to  be active- especially on our PE days! Can you get to 10,000 steps, or do a dance or PE workout?

 

Monday 29th June 2020
 

A new word of the day, with a spelling challenge

Handwriting- we are copying the patterns again today, to improve our pencil control.

English- We are consolidating our SPAG knowledge this week. Today we are looking at prefixes.

Maths- I have sent our usual Monday arithmetic practise

Guided Reading- I have sent a picture, about a news story we will read tomorrow, and some questions.

Art- This leads on from the Guided reading task- we are doing some origami!

Friday 26th June 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

You work in is your class notebook J

Today, I sent to you:

A new word of the day

English- Please design your own shoe! Create an advert, or labelled diagram to describe/sell your shoe. What kind of language are you going to use to make your shoe creation sound appealing?

Maths- Please practise your times tables today- details are on your maths page.

Guided Reading- Todays guided reading task is to check through all guided reading from this week so far and make sure that you have checked your answers and completed everything, and then spend some time reading a book you enjoy J

Wednesday 24th June 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

Handwriting-  a poem to copy to build your stamina and practise your joining

A word of the day

English- Today you have a descriptive writing task about the video

Maths- Please continue to make your maths games! We cant wait to see the photos of these when you have finished them!

Guided Reading- I have sent you the next chapter of the BFG to read.

All about me- Please don’t forget to complete this task that I sent to you last week. This is something that we will send to Mrs Parkins and Miss Roberts, to help them to get to know you, as part of our transition.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020
 

I have sent you the work for today to your class notebook.

A word of the day

Handwriting- I have sent you some spelling words to practise your joining and letter formation on today. Please remember to keep your letters sitting on the line!

Maths- This week maths is a little bit different- I have asked you to design and create a maths game! Look at your maths page for more information!

English- please design an advert for the shoe maker! Your English page has more information!

Monday 22nd June 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

A new word of the day, with a spelling challenge

Handwriting- we are copying the patterns again today, to improve our pencil control.

English- We are focussing on a film clip. Today, you are summarising what happens in the clip.

Maths- I have sent our usual Monday arithmetic practise

Guided Reading- we are reading about some robots in a news story

Art- This leads on from the Guided reading task- learn about a famous artist, and create your own masterpiece.

Thursday 18th June 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas!

 

I have sent this work across to your class notebook, in the Summer 2 section.

Handwriting: Please finish your handwriting poem from yesterday.

English: We are looking at synonyms and antonyms today. You will need a thesaurus- remember, you can use google for this!

Maths: We are still looking at 3D shapes

There is a new word of the day for you

Don’t forget about the art and transition work that I have sent to you this week as well.

Wednesday 17th June 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

Handwriting-  a poem to copy to build your stamina and practise your joining

A word of the day

English- We have a BBC bitesize lesson about synonyms today, focusing on alternatives for the work “said”. This will definitely help you to make your work more interesting and exciting!

Maths- Today we are moving on to 3D shapes.

All about me- this is something that we will send to Mrs Parkins and Miss Roberts, to help them to get to know you, as part of our transition.

Tuesday 16th June 2020
 

Today’s work:
I have sent you the work for today to your class notebook.

A word of the day

Guided Reading- A newspaper report about Captain Tom

Handwriting- Practise your joining with some year 3 and Year 4 spelling words

Maths- We are looking at shape. Today we are focussing on 2D shapes

English- We are looking at finding synonyms for words, and using a thesaurus

Monday 15th June 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

A new word of the day, with a spelling challenge

Handwriting- we are copying the patterns again today, to improve our pencil control.

English- We are focussing on building our vocabularies this week!

Maths- I have sent our usual Monday arithmetic practise

Guided Reading- we are reading about Captain Tom

Art- We are designing our own coat of arms, based on the story about Captain Tom that I have sent you for guided reading.

Friday 12th June 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

You work in is your class notebook 

Today, I sent to you:

A new word of the day

English- I have sent you an alphabet hunt game today! Enjoy!

Handwriting- I have sent you some year 3&4 spellings to practise your handwriting with

Maths- Please practise your times tables today- details are on your maths page.

Guided Reading- Todays guided reading task is to check through all guided reading from this week so far and make sure that you have checked your answers and completed everything, and then spend some time reading a book you enjoy

Thursday 11th June 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas!

 

I have sent this work across to your class notebook, in the Summer 2 section.

Guided Reading: There are some questions waiting for you about the chapter you read yesterday

English: today we are writing descriptive paragraphs about the Ickabog we created this week

Maths: We are still working on angles and turns

There is a new word of the day for you

 

Don’t forget about the art, science and Ickabog work that I have also sent to you this week. Please keep sending us pictures!

Wednesday 10th June 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

Handwriting-  a poem to copy to build your stamina and practise your joining

A word of the day

English- Please finish your labelled drawing of your Ickabog. Have a look at my work for an idea of how detailed all your labels need to be. I can’t wait to see your work!

Maths- I have sent you more work on angles and turns

Guided Reading- we are looking at Chapter 7 of the BFG! It’s a long chapter, so for today, please just read and enjoy the text. I have sent you a flipgrid link if you would like to listen to the chapter being read as well J

Tuesday 9th June 2020
 

Today’s work:
I have sent you the work for today to your class notebook.

Science- I have sent you a lesson continuing our work on plants. It is from BBC bitesize, so it has some good video clips!

A word of the day

Guided Reading- I have sent you a news article and some pictures, based on the picture you looked at yesterday

English- Today’s English is a big job, so I have given you today and tomorrow to do it. Using JK Rowling’s Ickabog as inspiration, I would like you to design me a terrible creature! More details are on the English page.

Maths- We are continuing our work on angles and turns

Handwriting- I have sent you some spelling words to practise.

Monday 8th June 2020
 

Today I have sent to you:

A new word of the day, with a spelling challenge

Handwriting- we are copying the patterns again today, to improve our pencil control.

English- An adverb task, including a BBC bitesize lesson

Maths- Our usual arithmetic practise for a Monday

Guided Reading- a picture focus, and some questions

Art- Can you create an outdoor picture? Details and inspiration are on the page!

And… the most exciting of all…. Details of something very exciting that JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter, is doing at the moment with an exciting competition!

Friday 5th June 2020
 

Hello Pandas!

Your work in is your class notebook J

Today, I sent to you:

A new word of the day

English- I have sent you a spelling lesson and some related activities, focussed on the suffix –al

Maths- Please practise your times tables today- details are on your maths page.

Guided Reading- Todays guided reading task is to check through all guided reading from this week so far and make sure that you have checked your answers and completed everything, and then spend some time reading a book you enjoy J

Thursday 4th June 2020
 

Good Morning Pandas!

 

I have sent this work across to your class notebook, in the Summer 2 section.

Guided Reading: There are some more questions about chapter 6 of the BFG, and a poster making challenge!
I have put the Flipgrid link to the book the page as well, so you can remind yourself of everything that has happened so far if you want to.

Handwriting: Yesterday I sent you a long poem to write, so there is no new handwriting task for today.

Word of the day

English: We are sticking with descriptive writing. You need to write a description of an animal using similes and see if Miss Berridge and I can guess what it is!


Maths: We are continuing our work on angles and turns.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020
 

Have a wonderful Wednesday Pandas!

Today I have sent to you:

Handwriting-  a poem to copy to build your stamina and practise your joining

A word of the day

English- There is a spelling and grammar game for you today that I found online. It starts off easy, and gets more tricky as you get questions correct.

Maths- We are continuing with our work on angles and turns

Guided Reading- We are back to the BFG. Today we are looking at chapter 6. I have sent you the pages to read, and some questions to answer.

 

Don't forget that Wednesdays are usually our PE 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!
Let us know on teams what you have done today to stay active!

Tuesday 2nd June 2020
 

Today’s work:
I have sent you the work for today to your class notebook.

Science- I have sent you some information on plants, and given you a task to do, about the different parts of a plant, and why they are important

Guided Reading- I have sent to you a news article related to the picture that you looked at yesterday, along with some questions.

Maths- We are looking at turns and angles. I have sent you information, and some questions. How many right angles can you spot in the room that you are working in? Can you spot any when you go out for exercise?

English- Continuing with our descriptive writing, I have set you a task to write a description of a beach, using similes

Handwriting- I have sent you some spellings to practise. Make sure you join your letters carefully.

Monday 1st June 2020
 

Welcome back Pandas!

You will find this term’s work in a new section of your class notebook, called Summer 2.

Today I have sent to you:

A new word of the day, with a spelling challenge

Guided Reading- a space themed picture and some questions to think about

Art- you asked for some more art, so we will have a weekly art page. This week, I have sent you some instructions on how to draw a robin!

Handwriting- We are focussing on pencil control. Copy the patterns carefully. It is about precision, not speed!

English- we are getting our brains back used to working by doing some descriptive writing this week.

Maths- We have our usual Monday arithmetic practise.

 

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.