**Welcome to Year 3**

We will be constantly updating this page so please keep checking back for information. We will be updating the weekly activities (below) and adding more links to websites. Please tell the children to look at the comments that we write on their work and respond if they would like to 🙂

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NEW – There will be no work set on either Purple Mash or My Maths for next week. We want to thank you ALL for your hard work and support so far and wish you a very relaxing half term 🙂

NEW – Art Gallery – The children have been asked to create some artwork around the theme of ‘Our World’. They have received an email via Purple Mash to explain all about it. Once the children have created their artwork, they can upload it onto Purple Mash or email it over to us. The deadline is Saturday 23rd May. Good luck and get creative!

NEW – This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is ‘Kindness’. During this week, think about what mental health is and how it can be impacted. What can you do to look after your mental health? What can you do to look after other people’s mental health? Maybe call or message a friend to check that they are okay. Talk about how you are feeling and know that it is okay to talk about your feelings. Be kind 🙂 

Spanish, Music and PE activities are being set on Purple Mash and emailed to the children to have a go at. To access this type in ‘2email’ and then follow it through to the children’s inbox.

TT Rockstars – A Battle of the Bands has been set up for the children to take part in. The children can click on ‘Battles’ and battle children from Year 4. Good luck! 

You can find the plan for this half term on the right hand side of this page. This explains what activities we will be setting the children and what they could be researching at home. 

We are emailing the children via Purple Mash about some fun activities that they can complete. Please remind them to check their emails to keep up to date with them all 🙂 

2020 is the year of the Nurse & Midwife and Tuesday 12th May marks 200 year since the birth of Florence Nightingale. Therefore, the children might want to make a poster, leaflet, fact file, picture to celebrate the job that nurses and midwives do.

Thursday 21st May is World Day for Cultural Diversity and we would like you to celebrate it in some way. You can watch an international cartoon or movie, listen to international music or learn an international sport. The children will receive an email on Purple Mash about this which explain more about it. Enjoy! 🙂 

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Dear parents and carers,

As a year group, we would like to give you lots of information about what the children should and could be doing during the coming weeks. Firstly, we would like all children to continue with daily reading, spelling and Maths. We have reminded the children to carry on using Times Tables Rockstars and continue practising the spellings in their Home Learning Books. The children would have received log in details for both Purple Mash and My Maths and this is where we will be setting work for them to complete. We will be assigning a variety of activities every Friday and asking for it to be completed by the following Thursday, in order for us to look over it and mark it. We have explained to the children that they do not need to complete all of the activities at once and can stagger them over the week. If children do complete all of the activities before Thursday then they can continue with other things. Please make sure the children click ‘hand in’ once they have fully completed the activity. Some activities will not ask for the children to ‘hand in’ but we will be checking their scores and seeing how well they have done. The children are more than welcome to complete other activities, on Purple Mash, even if they have not been assigned to them. Some of the work that we set for the children will need them to access the internet to do some research. We will add a description of what we are expecting the children to do so they know how we would like the work completed. They can save any of their work for them to revisit and for us to have a look at.  As well as Purple Mash, we will be setting work on My Maths which we will also assign on Friday and ask to be completed by the following Thursday.

If the children have any questions regarding the work then they can contact us via Purple Mash. If they type in ‘2Email’ and click on the icon then they can find us via the address book. We will try and reply to them as soon as possible.

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The timetable below is a suggested routine that you may want to follow but you might want to change and adapt this for your children. We know that the children will need a routine during the coming weeks and hope that this timetable will help you. Joe Wicks is streaming a live PE/fitness lesson at 9am every weekday morning which we know the children will enjoy (Just find his YouTube page online).

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning 1 Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading
Break
Morning 2 Computing English Maths Learning Journey Spelling

Handwriting

Lunch
Afternoon 1 Times table practise

Art project

Times table practise

Music project

Times table practise

Design and building project

Times table practise

Creative Writing

Times table practise

Cooking and baking

Afternoon 2 PE PE PE PE PE

The children have really enjoyed learning Spanish, this year, so you could also add that to their daily routine. It could be as simple as them saying ‘Good morning’ or counting to 10/20 in English and then in Spanish.

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Whilst reading with the children, we would ask that you set them regular activities for them to complete. These activities can include: writing the next chapter of the book, describing a character, writing a book review, changing parts of the story, retelling the story, acting out the story, asking the children about the story e.g. what, who, where, when etc. We will be setting some specific reading activities in the coming weeks for the children to complete.

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Below are lots of links for the children to access (these will be constantly updated):

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search (Free resources for the next 4 weeks when you sign up) – There are lots of really useful resources for a variety of different subjects. You can print them out or replicate them on paper.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://natgeokids.com/uk

www.duolingo.com (learn a language)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

https://www.broogly.com/project/exploding-volcano (Make your own volcano)

https://thecraftyclassroom.com/crafts/geology-crafts-for-kids/fossil-craft/ (Make your own fossils)

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ (David Walliams free audiobooks)

https://theimaginationtree.com

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

http://www.nickjr.es/dora-la-exploradora/

https://rockalingua.com

https://www.spanish-games.net

https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning

https://kids.kiddle.co/Morse_code

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.themathsfactor.com/​ (Free to sign up and use)

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Weekly activities (Updated weekly)

NEW – Week beginning – 25.05.20 (Half Term) These are additional activities in case the children want to do some 🙂

English – The children could create a poster about everything that they have done so far at home.

Maths – Times Tables Rockstars – Challenge us teachers or each other. How quickly can you write your times tables down?

Learning Journey – Begin to research Ancient Greece – What was it like?

PSHE – What value is the most important to you? Why?

Challenge Of The Week – Try to use one of your Year 3/4 spelling words in a conversation. Good luck!

(Previous weeks) Week beginning  – 23.03.20

English – The children can make a comic book or short story about their own Superhero (Super Soap was a favourite last week). They can spend a set amount of time each day writing it and then illustrating it with some great pictures. If the children video call each other (with your permission) then they can share their stories.

Maths – Answer these questions using the correct method. Challenge parents/carers/siblings to answer them as well. Teach them the methods if they don’t know them. Try and use the inverse to check your answer:

234+457=     792-354=     28×5=     75 divided by 5=     571=325=     19×3=     777+114=     96 divided by 3=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Journey – The children can create a quiz about everything they have learnt during Learning Journey lessons this year. It can be questions about light, Hinduism, Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age, plants, Volcanoes, Earthquakes etc. They can then ask the adults to complete the quiz and even turn it into a quiz night. No cheating please adults!

PSHE – Talk to the children about kindness and how it can be shown in different ways. Ask them whether they should only be kind to others who are kind to them or whether we should be kind to everyone. Ask them to make a rap/poem about kindness and perform it if they would like to.

Challenge Of The Week – Every evening, write down one thing that you are have been grateful for. Turn your list into a picture, collage, poster and display it somewhere around your home.

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 30.03.20

English – We have enjoyed learning about a variety of non-fiction so far this year. Therefore, we would like the children to create a poster, leaflet, fact file etc about a topic of their choice. This can be completed over the course of the week so the children can plan, research and finish it. The children can complete this however they like but if they create and save them on Purple Mash then we can enjoy them as well.

Maths – We have learnt about both 2D and 3D shapes so far this year. Can the children create a picture, poster, collage using only 2D shapes (no free drawing). They might want to make a forest scene using rectangles for the tree trunks and circles for the flowers for example. They can then colour this in and hold their very own Art Gallery at home.

Learning Journey – Ask the children to pretend that they are in Space. What would they see and what equipment would they need? They should think about how much gravity is in Space, what they would travel in, what other planets would be like, what essentials would they take with them e.g. food, drink etc and what information they might bring back to Earth. They can act out what it would be like in Space and then write their ideas down. They can write it down as a conversation (using speech), a diary entry or a story and include pictures.

PSHE – Think about a job that you would like when you are older. If you met someone with that job, what questions might you ask them? E.g. Why do you do your job? What do you do day to day? What made you want to do this job? You can role play with the children and answer their questions (in character).

Challenge Of The Week – Use these 9 letters to make as many words as you can – ‘a  r  s  t  e  l  c  d  m’. Try it every day and see if you can beat your top score. Remember, you can only use the letters once in each word. Challenge your parents/carers and see if you can beat them. I will put up some of the words I find next week.

I found ‘cars’, ‘darts’ and ‘star’. I’m sure you all found lots more!

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 06.04.20 (For Easter holidays)

English – We would like the children to come up with an exciting story about what might happen if they woke up on a desert island. What/who else would be on the island? How would they get off the island? What would they find if they walked around the island? They can create their own book/booklet to write the story in and add some illustrations.

Maths – We would like the children to use playing cards (or make their own) to create their very own Maths game. It could be a game of snap using the 5 times tables, pairs using the 2 times table or adding and subtracting their cards to make a given number. They can be creative as possible and show their game to other people at home.

Learning Journey – Scientists are even more important as ever right now so we would like to children to think about what invention, experiment, cure they would like to create. They can draw a poster and add pictures to their ideas.

PSHE – Why is it important to look after your money? Does money grow on trees? Should we just be given money for free or should we work for our money and earn it? Write your ideas down and discuss them with people at home.

Challenge Of The Week – We all enjoy a school trip. Therefore, we would like you to think of the best school trip you have been on and why you enjoyed it so much. Now, think about where you would like to go on our next school trip. Why would it be educational and what would we learn?

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 20.04.20

English – The children will be reading Planet Earth on Purple Mash and answering some questions about the first two chapters. After they have done this, we would like them to think of some AF2 questions that they could ask someone else reading the book. AF2 focuses on specific information about the text e.g. who, what, when, where etc. Once they have written their questions, they could ask someone else at home to answer them.

Maths – We would like the children to continue using the methods that we have learnt so far this year. Here are some questions for them to answer using these methods:

561+224=     851-623=     26×4=     85 divided by 5     827+134=     999-123=     19×8=     57 divided by 3=

Learning Journey:

Science and art

Discover the incredible effect of forces through art.

Activity 1: Gravity force

You will need:

  • a coloured liquid (watercolour, water with food colouring, juice, tea, squash etc.)
  • a piece of paper
  • a paint brush (optional, you can use you fingers)

Method:

  1. Dab blobs of liquid at the top of your page. Use a lot of water so that the liquid sits on the paper in droplets.
  2. Carefully, lift up the paper holding it at opposite corners, and watch the liquid run down the paper. The droplets are being pulled to the ground by Gravity force. (You may want to do this step outside or over some newspaper in case the droplets run off the page.)
  3. Move your paper slowly to create patterns on the page.
  4. You can always add more droplets in different colours and repeat steps 1. – 3.
  5. Finally, let your paper dry. You can either leave it as it is or add some objects on in pencil or pen.

PSHE – We have already discussed the importance of looking after the planet and our environment in class. Therefore, we would like the children to think of a way that we can continue to look after our planet. They can consider how we can reduce use of plastic or how we can care for animals and plants. We would like them to create a poster or leaflet that they could share with others.

Challenge Of The Week – We would like you all to go onto TT Rockstars and challenge us teachers. Go to ‘play’ and then ‘Rockslam’ and challenge us and others.

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 27.04.20

English – We would like the children to write down what they are missing most about school. They can write it as a letter, a diary entry or just a descriptive piece of writing. They can include anything from playing with their friends in the playground to daily whole class reading. We would love to read some if they can be emailed over to us when finished.

Maths – This week, the children have been given some money activities to complete on Purple Mash and My Maths. In addition to that, we would like the children to create their very own shop and list the prices of what it would be selling. They can then work out how much certain things would cost and what change would need to be given.

Learning Journey – On Wednesday 29th April it is International Dance Day! Therefore, we would like the children to create their own dance routine and create instructions about how to do it. They can get people in their households involved and dance away to celebrate the day 🙂 (Miss Hammond will be setting further activities for this)

PSHE – What have you learnt at home since we haven’t been at school? Have you learnt how to cook? Have you leant how to play an instrument? Have you learnt how to sew? When we return to school, what skills would you like to learn? What different lessons could we teach you? Write your ideas down.

Challenge Of The Week – We would like you all to go onto TT Rockstars and challenge us teachers. Go to ‘play’ and then ‘Rockslam’ and challenge us teachers and other children. We want more of you to challenge us and each other!

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 04.05.20

English – Next Friday (08.05.20) marks VE Day and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the event. With that in mind, we would like the children to write an information leaflet about the day and why it was so important. They can research themselves using books and the internet (BBC Bitesize have some great information) to help them with their leaflet. 

Maths – This week, we would like you to challenge yourself and others in your household to answer as many addition and subtraction questions as possible in 5 minutes. You can create the questions yourself so you can be as challenging as you like. An example of the addition and subtraction methods that we have learnt in school are above for you to use. Good luck!

Learning Journey – This week, we are setting you an Art project to see what you can build from waste materials around the house. I know lots of you have been making things at home and we have been so impressed! Therefore we would like you to build anything from a playhouse to a rocket but only using materials that would be heading for the recycling or the bin. These could include toilet roll tubes, food boxes, wood, cartons etc. Take a photo of your finished product and send it to us if you can. We would love to see them!

PSHE – This week, we are giving you a question to think about and discuss with others in your home. You don’t have to write anything down but you can if you would like. The question is: Would you rather have super long legs or super long arms. Why? Explain your answer. Get thinking!

Challenge Of The Week – Can you complete the A-Z of things you would find in school e.g. A – Artwork, B – Books etc. You can write these down and then try to find even more. Challenge other people at home and see who can think of the most creative words. Good luck with Z! 

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 11.05.20

English – This week, we would like the children to write a story based on the title ‘The Magic Faraway School’. They can use their wonderful imaginations to create their own characters and storyline. They need to remember to use descriptive language, conjunctions and adverbs to give their story more depth. Please feel free to send the stories over to us when they are finished.

Maths – This week, we would like to the children to collect data about a topic of their choice e.g. number of different foods in the cupboard, number of different toys, number of different Lego pieces etc and then create a bar graph using their results. They need to remember to draw their x and y axis and label their graph so that it makes sense.

Learning Journey – Science and Art

Activity 2: Applied force

You will need:

  • a coloured liquid (watercolour, water with food colouring, juice, tea, squash etc.)
  • a piece of paper
  • a straw or rolled up piece of paper

Method:

  1. Dab blobs of liquid all over your page. Use a lot of water so that the liquid sits on the paper in droplets.
  2. Carefully, blow onto the droplets in a low angle to move them across the page in patterns. Blow slowly by controlling your breath to control where the patterns go. The droplets are being moved across the page by Applied force as something external (your breath) is moving them. (You may want to do this step outside or over some newspaper in case the droplets run off the page.)
  3. You can always add more droplets in different colours and repeat steps 1. and 2.
  4. Finally, let your paper dry. You can either leave it as it is or add some objects on in pencil or pen.

Don’t forget to send us any pieces of art you are proud of by taking a picture of them and attaching them to an email on Purple Mash.

PSHE – We would like the children to create a poster about why values are so important. Why do we have values? Why are they used? Why do we follow them? Please feel free to email the posters over to us 🙂

Challenge Of The Week – We would like you to create a poster with all your times tables on it. Make it as creative as possible and use it to help you practise them. Good luck!

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 18.05.20

English – This week, we would like the children to write a poem with the title ‘When I Look Outside My Window’. They can write an acrostic poem, shape poem, free verse poem, rap or a Haiku (They would have learnt about this on Purple Mash this week). Remember to use descriptive language and make your poem as interesting as possible. Good luck!

Maths – This week, you will be completing an activity about measure and we would like you to think of different ways to measure objects. You might use spoons to measure the length of the kitchen table or playing cards to measure the height of a door. How many books does it take to measure the length of the kitchen? Why don’t you find out?

Learning Journey – This week, we would like you to create a poster all about forces. What different forces are there? How do they work? Use what you have learnt so far to help you make your poster. We would like you to definitely include magnetism and draw pictures to show how it works. Feel free to send them to us via email on Purple Mash 🙂

PSHE – This week, we are giving you another question to think about and discuss with others at home. Again, you don’t have to write anything down but you can if you would like. The question is: Would you rather be able to breathe underwater without needing air or fly in the sky without ever falling down? Why? Explain your answer. Get thinking!

Challenge Of The Week – This week, we would like you to focus on your 8 times table. Practise it as much as you can and challenge yourself to get faster and faster. Good luck!

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

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Please don’t feel that the children need to be sitting at the computer, iPad etc for long durations of time and completing work. We want the children to continue with their learning but also to carry on with their daily routines. Take this time to let them explore different areas of learning e.g. starting a project on a topic of their choice, learning a language, learning how to bake, gardening, writing a book, creating a comic, writing some poems, drawing and painting.

We will be updating this website regularly to keep you informed and up to date with everything. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and hope to see you all very soon.

Best wishes,

Year 3 Team

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This half term, our Learning Journey is:

Week Ending: 

English

This week,

Next week,

Maths

This week,

Next week,

Learning Journey

This week,

Home Learning:

The children have been given the Year 3/4 list of spellings to practise at home and these should be practised throughout the year. Also, the children have been reminded of their Times Tables Rockstars log in details for them to practise at home.

 

Values Certificate Winners
3R
3O
3M

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Times Tables Rockstars

When using Times Tables Rockstar, please make sure that the children are playing in either Garage or Gig mode.

 

Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2: Hinduism
Spring 1: Roald Dahl
Spring 2: Extreme Earth
Summer 1: Magnetic Magic
Summer 2: Ancient Greece
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in two PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
3R: Tuesday and Thursday
3O: Tuesday and Friday
3M: Tuesday and Thursday

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OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY ARCHIVE

Roald Dahl Workshop

On Monday 3rd February, the children took part in a Roald Dahl workshop. They watched an entertaining performance of George’s Marvellous Medicine and then put together their own Roald Dahl inspired story.

 

Big Bang

Roald Dahl Day

On Monday 6th January, the children took part in Roald Dahl Day. As part of this, the children completed activities linked to one of Roald Dahl’s books. They made dream jars, invented a new chocolate and drew a picture from just a description. In the afternoon, the children watched the film, Matilda which linked in with our English lessons for the week.

 

Christmas Bells

As part of enterprise at Hazelwood, Year 3 made their own Christmas Bells. They used yoghurt pots and paint to create the bell and then decorated it with glitter and sequins. To finish it off, they added a pipe cleaner and bell. Thank you for support with this.

Big Bang

Hinduism Day

The children took part in Hinduism Day and learnt all about the religion. They were taught about the different traditions and the festivals that are celebrated. The children designed and painted their own diva lamp, made their own sweets and created their own Rangoli pattern.

 

Celtic Plates

As part of our Learning Journey, the children made their own Celtic plate. They designed their symbol and carved it onto clay, before painting it.

 

Celtic Harmony

On Tuesday 29th October, we visited Celtic Harmony and took part in a variety of fun activities. We built huts out of wood, hunted for food and discussed the tools that Iron Age people would have used. It was a great day!

 

Sponsored Obstacle Course

The children took part in the sponsored obstacle course and worked hard to complete it as many times as they could.

 

National Poetry Day

This year, the theme was ‘Truth’ and each class wrote a poem all about it.

 

Truth

By 3R

At Hazelwood we value honesty

When I speak, you need to trust in me

Every time I do something

My mind goes ping!

Honesty makes me want to sing!

Truth is so lovely

So I want to speak loudly

To let you all know

That honesty is what I want to show!

This value I will not let go!

In 3R we show respect

And in return, the truth we expect

Never tell a lie

So don’t be shy

Let’s keep the truth between you and I!

 

 

Poem by 3M

..AND THAT’S THE TRUTH

Stone Age

Palaeolithic people threw spears into water to catch fish,

Palaeolithic people gathered berries and nuts too,

Palaeolithic people used to live in caves,

…AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!

Hazelwood

Hazelwood is the school with values,

Hazelwood is a democratic place,

Kindness is what makes Hazelwood great,

… AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!

Family

Family is when you do things for each other #amazing,

Everyone thinks their Mum is the best,

Brothers can be super annoying,

…AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!

Animals

Squirrels have sharp claws they use to climb up trees,

Woolly Mammoths evolved into elephants,

Dolphins are very playful mammals,

…AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!

Nature

Tree’s leaves only fall in September, October and November,

Autumn turns leaves orange, yellow, brown and red,

Winter is when animals hibernate,

…AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!

 

Truth

It is good to tell the truth,

Because lying is bad,

The truth is good in many ways,

Whilst lies can make you sad.

 

Telling the truth is important,

We tell the truth at school,

Honesty is a value,

And it is a rule.

 

At home we show respect,

As it’s the right thing to do,

We tell the truth to parents,

And other people too.

 By Class 3O

 

Big Bang

Stone Age Day

The children took part in their Big Bang all about the Stone Age. Whilst some children were searching for food, other children were painting in the Stone Age way. In the afternoon, the children sat back and enjoyed the film ‘Early Man’ which introduced them to the Stone Age way of life.

 

 

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List of useful websites:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpny34j

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button