Year 3 2019 - 2020

Miss Kilfoyle

Welcome to Year 3

We have two Year 3 classes: 3S and 3K.

3S

Class Teacher: Miss Sumner

Learning Support: Miss Williams

3K

Class Teacher: Miss Kilfoyle

Learning Support: Miss Winckle

Home Learning 

We hope you have been enjoying your time at home and the beautiful spring sunshine! We are going to give you lots of different learning challenges that you can do in the comfort of your own home, where you are safe and happy. We are incredibly proud of you for everything that you have achieved so far and we will continue to support you.

18th May 2020

Dear Year 3,

How are you? We wish we could see your faces and hear your response to that question but know that you are safe at home and that is the important thing. Last week our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, told us to be alert at all times in order to stay safe. When you leave the house to do exercise, make sure that other people are always two metres away from you. You are excellent at following instructions and take safety very seriously, so you will do this very well.

I love going for a daily walk! My favourite thing about the walks is reading the names of the roads and streets. I love to guess why they are called ‘Bridge Street’, ‘Greenfield Road’, ‘Kingfisher Close’ and ‘Old School Lane’. Sometimes I research the names and find brilliant facts and stories. Other times I like to make up stories about how they got their names as I do my walk. A lot of the time the names tell us about what our local area was like in the past and there are clues everywhere, you just have to look carefully for them.

I also love the opportunity to do some fieldwork! Before I go on my walk, I make a table and fill it with different types of traffic I might see. For example, cars, lorries, vans, cyclists, pedestrians (as many that you can think of). When I am on my walk I stop in different places for five minutes and keep a tally of the traffic that passes me. I love to compare the results for different areas and if we date our traffic surveys, we will start to see an increased amount of traffic over the next few weeks. I wonder if you will see as many cyclists I have! It’s wonderful that people are enjoying new hobbies that keep their body fit and healthy. Have a go at your own traffic survey, it is fascinating!

This week we need to you to be alert and to socially distance as we discover new lands together in our English work called ‘Journey to the Jungle!’ Would you believe me if I told you that I have a wardrobe that takes me to magical places? We have also added some new work to our files, we hope you enjoy them. I can't wait to begin the activities in 'Active Maths' tomorrow, the activities look lke they are a lot of fun! Also, Jon has recorded another episode of 'Open the Book at Home' and this week it is called 'The Mustard Seed'. The link is https://youtu.be/3wzBi2EpsgI

As always, our main concern is your happiness, we can’t even begin to tell you how much we value each and every one of you. Make time during your week to read, complete a puzzle, try a jigsaw and enjoy nature.

Take care of yourselves and stay alert!

Miss Kilfoyle and Miss Sumner 

Twitter

Please follow the school Twitter page and send us photos of any activities or finished pieces of work that you have completed. We would love to see what you have achieved! There are also weekly competitions on there, so ask your grown-up if you can take a look.

English

We have added a new file of work called 'Literacy Counts'. This exciting pack has sentence, reading, writing and spelling activities. We hope you enjoy it!

Have you had a go at 'The Stone Trolls', it follows on from 'The Truth about Trolls'. We can't wait to find out what your opinion is about trolls after completing this thought-provoking work!

There is also a poetry unit of work in our files - you will love it!

Don't forget that you don't need to print any of the work off, you can do it in your workbook. Enjoy!

Maths

Scroll down to the bottom of our Year 3 page until you find a sub-title that says 'Files to Download'. There you will find the learning challenges which have been set for our different Maths groups. These will continue to be updated. Don't worry if you haven't got a printer, you can still solve the problems or record your working out in a notepad.

We have also uploaded files called 'Cooking with Maths', 'Garden Maths', 'Lego Maths', 'Arty Maths', 'Playing Cards Maths', 'Walking Maths' and 'Active Maths'. These are extra activities that will keep you busy but we don't expect you to complete them all. I made a symmetrical version of Mr Twit's beard using mash potato and leftover food that had been used to make the lunch. It was so much fun and my results were hilarious! I took a brilliant photo (for my scrap book!) and I now have a fond memory forever! (Mr Twit's beard can be found in 'Cooking with Maths').

Reading

Please continue to read daily at home. I've been reading a brilliant book called 'My Father's Dragon' by Ruth Stiles Gannett, I can highly recommend it. I’ve also been laughing out loud as I read 'The House at Pooh Corner'. Did you know that A.A.Milne wrote that book in 1928? I think she would be thrilled to know people are still enjoying it 92 years later. What a classic! Did any of your family members read the books when they were younger? Who was their favourite character?

Which books are you enjoying? Please let me know as I always love to hear of good book recommendations! My favourite book that we shared together was 'This Morning I Met a Whale' by Michael Morpurgo. That was the most moving book I have ever read! I'm sorry we didn't get to finish the book we were reading about the dragon, I promise you can take turns to borrow it off me. I know how much you would look after it.

If you don’t have many books at home, this link is great for online books and your parents can register for free.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc&fbclid=IwAR3lNJv6BuEWr2c9VwzP0F3YlLysqo84LVa2ifaFBpVRyEAMmuxyBpr5oUY

Here is a link to a list of recommended reading books for year 3 children:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

The Storyhouse Theatre are doing online daily story sessions for children at 4.30pm and 6pm     https://twitter.com/HODChester/status/1243848605284339713

Spellings

In our files we have included a list of the Year 3 and 4 common exception words. Only focus on six spellings at a time.Try to learn how to spell these words in fun ways:

Make the words out of blue tac or play dough, find the letters in old magazines and cut them up so you can make the word, make your own word search, turn them into artwork or see how many times you can write them in a minute with your eyes closed!  If like me, you love to play school, then give your teddy bears a weekly spelling test!

Handwriting and Spag

We have attached activities for you to complete in our files. Again, you don't need to print the activities off, you can do them in your home learning book.

Outdoor Learning

We know how much you all enjoy the outdoors so have a look at this inspirational website https://wildtimelearning.com/ It will be very difficult to choose which activity to do first!

Exercise

We love exercising every day! It keeps us fit, makes us feel uplifted and helps us to focus. We have been taking part in Joe Wick's workout every day - it's so much fun! Make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear and have a bottle of water handy (you will certainly need it). He is live every morning at 9am, but you can do his workout at a time that suits you as they are all on his Youtube channel.

#PEwithJOE

After you have done a Joe Wicks workout several times, you could make up your own routine! Write down your routine or film it and we promise we will try it out! Your ideas are always wonderful and we know how much you enjoy being active.

If you have got a skipping rope then try to use it for ten minutes every day. As I skip, I love to chant a rhyme - the chant below is my favourite!

'Mabel, Mabel, set the table, just as fast as you are able, don't forget the vinegar, mustard and red-hot pepper!'

What can you do to help at home?

Your grown-ups are lucky and privileged to get the opportunity to spend so much time with you at the moment. We understand that every family is different and some of your grown-ups are busy working during the day (we can imagine how considerate and quiet you are being for them). Some of you will have younger siblings or elderly relatives who are keeping your grown-ups busy. Luckily for your grown-ups, you all have hearts of gold and love to help. Below are some extra things that you can do:

  • Make your bed each morning. Bang your pillow to make it fluffy again, straighten out your blanket and rearrange any extra cushions or teddies neatly.
  • Write letters or draw pictures to friends, family or neighbours. If your family are self-isolating, you could ask your grown-up to take a photo of your hard work and send it to the lucky person on their phone. I wrote a letter to my dad to wish him a happy birthday - it really brightened up his day!
  • Ask your grown-up to get you a bowl of soapy water and a sponge and clean your toys!
  • Weed the garden. This is an excellent life skill and you will love being outside with nature. Have you noticed how clearly you can hear the birds sing at the moment? That's because there is hardly any traffic or planes flying over us.
  • Sort out the recycling. Make sure you wear gloves to do this and thoroughly wash your hands with soap after.
  • Say 'thank you' to the people who you live with and remind yourself of how lucky you are for every act of kindness they show.

You will also have excellent ideas about how we can show kindness. I would love it if you could write down your ideas and share them on our Twitter page, then you will be inspiring me! We always help each other to be the best version of ourselves, that's what being in a team is all about!

Daily Sketching

Every day, after eating my healthy lunch, I love to sketch with my pencil. I wonder where you enjoy sketching. I love to sketch outside, on my door step because I can hear the sound of the birds and I find that very relaxing. I usually sketch for about thirty minutes and at the end of the week I love to look through my sketch pad and put my favourite pictures on my wall. This is a thoughtful activity to do if you need to be quiet (if your hard-working grown-ups are working) and if you have got siblings then you could ask them to join you. Please share any of your sketches on our Twitter page, I always love seeing your skilful artwork!

Things I have sketched:

My favourite book cover, a mythical creature, a pair of sunglasses, shoes, packaging (a tin of beans, cereal box, apple juice container), view from a window,  a plant, a stack of books, sea shells, objects in my pocket, fruit or vegetables, a pair of socks (clean!), a video game controller and my favourite teddy. Happy sketching!

Step-by-step drawing

Here is a fun website that has step-by-step instructions on how to draw a variety of different things. See what you can create!

http://www.hellokids.com/r_12/drawing-for-kids

 

RE

We were last thinking about Jesus in art. Below are three ways how Jesus described himself.

  • ‘I am the bread of life':
  • 'I am the light of the world':
  • 'I am the good shepherd':

Do an internet search of examples of Christian art which show these ideas. Type in one at a time on an image search. What do you think Jesus was saying about himself? Why is this important to Christians? Create your own piece of art to show one or more of these concepts. It is up to you how you do it. Some ideas could be using lego / collage / a photo of props in your house / painting.

Have a look at some El Salvador Cross designs and have a go at designing one of your own based on a Bible story or one which celebrates nature or community. They are always bright with blocks of colour and black outlined. Do a Google image search “El Salvador Cross Designs”. You will lots of examples with Jesus on, The Last Supper, Noah’s Ark but also ones which celebrate nature and there is a special one in memory of a lady called Maria Gomez.

 

‘Open the Book’ at Home

A caring and enthusiastic man called Jon has kindly recorded an assembly for you to watch from the safety of his own home (it is seventeen minutes long). I watched it with my children and thoroughly enjoyed it and thought deeply about his message. It is based on a Bible story and we hope you enjoy it.

(02/04/2020)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYXFw7bn0VU

(06/04/2020) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIfQWBZnibM

(27/04/2020) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho_N6BZjg-8

(14/05/2020) -  https://youtu.be/3wzBi2EpsgI

We will continue to add new episodes as Jon records them. 

D&T

The website below has got some excellent ideas and resouces to inspire you in the kitchen! There are lots of activies about food, farming, keeping healthy and some scrumptious recipes. Take a look. We'd love to see some photos if you cook something!

 https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/whole-school/remote-learning/

STEM - this website has some nice ideas for things children could be doing at home related to Science , Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary#science

Learn to Sew

If you have got a sewing kit and some old material, have a go! Sewing is a wonderful life skill and is so enjoyable and relaxing.  Can you thread the cotton through the needle? Sew a button onto a piece of material? Sew two pieces of material together and tie a knot? Sewing gives me a great sense of achievement. I've still got a red cushion that I made when I was at school! If you would like to improve your sewing skills further, then take a look at the video link below. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/4WeLXueyW3w

Design your own board game and write instructions teaching people how to play.
Bonus challenge: Make the board game!

Computing

1) With an adult’s permission, log into Google Forms and continue (or create, if your survey is saved to your partner’s account) the surveys about school dinners that we started in school.
Go to Google Forms: https://www.google.co.uk/forms/about/
Username: your sumdog log in plus @wfschool.uk (e.g. 23esum@wfschool.uk)

Password: your sumdog password with a w in front, with no spaces (e.g. wbowl28)

 

2) Did you know that you can use Scratch online for free?

Go to Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=home

You can create a free Scratch account if you want to, and have permission from a grown up, but you don’t need an account to use it.

If you scroll down to our files at the bottom of this page, you will find a file called “Scratch Polygons and Patterns Challenge.”

This file will give you an algorithm for drawing a parallelogram. Have a go yourself by following the algorithm.

Then, see if you can change the algorithm to draw your own shapes and patterns. Be creative, and have fun!

Music

We know how talented you are and how much you thrive in your Music lessons, so we have added planning based on an inspirational unit of work called 'Bringing us Together'. You will enjoy the song and learning challenges and perhaps you could put on a performance for your family to enjoy at the end of the block. They would love to see your work, you always make them feel very proud. If you have adults who are working from home, then you might need to talk to them about the best time for you to do these activities (they are noisy!) - we know how considerate you are. Please look in our files for the Music plan and song words. Enjoy!

Topic

We have attached a Hieroglyphics challenge to our files at the bottom of the page. Can you use the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics to write a message to our school?

French

Salut, la classe! Ca va toujours?    Albert and Annick say 'bonjour' !

Hope you have checked our new  MFL webpage under our school tab . Why not try to ' Learn French while having fun.' in the KS2 section ?  You will learn topics tailored to your age group through activities, games and songs. Don't forget about the   ‘Tote bag’ Design Competition  ( Deadline 15th of June)  All details can be found on the MFL webpage.

New! Home learning French booklets for all stages are now availableon the MFL webpage.This is a printable resource that you can do at your own pace.  

 Bonne chance et à bientôt!                                                                         Madame Saulnier                                                                                                  

 

News Items (September 2019 - March 2020)

Swimming

It is a privilege to take our Year 3 children swimming each week. The progress they are making each week is exceptional and their enthusiasm is lovely. We assess the children throughout their lessons and make changes to the groups if we feel it is necessary.  It makes us smile each week to hear the children thanking the staff at the swimming pool and the bus driver. Our children have impeccable manners and are a delight to take out!

Our Trip to Little Neston Methodist Church

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Little Neston Methodist Church where we met lots of the characters from the Nativity Story. We increased our knowledge about the events of the Christmas Story and we asked lots of interesting and thoughtful questions. Year 3 walked sensibly and safely to the Church, and we would like to praise them for their beautiful manners that they used when members of the public kindly waited to let us pass. 

Geography - UK

The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at a range of maps, photos, diagrams and research based on the UK. Please encourage them to explore their local environment and to bring in any examples of maps that you may come across. 

World Book Day

We had a memorable time on World Book Day, celebrating our love of books! Thank you to everyone for providing and helping the children with their imaginative costumes. The children enjoyed watching our staff performance of ‘Paddington Bear'. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact the School

Woodfall Primary and Nursery School

Woodfall Lane
Little Neston
Neston
CH64 4BT

Main Contact: In case of query, please contact the Headteacher.

Tel: 0151 338 2288
Fax: 0151 353 1402
admin@woodfall.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Jane Bramham, Deputy Headteacher

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