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Summer 2020

Hello class three from mrs maggs!

Dear Children and Parents of Class Three,

Hello! It is so nice to be able to meet you (virtually at least!). I'm very excited to be starting my new job at Symondsbury. I have lots of exciting ideas to help us all with our  learning together and I'm looking forward to sharing them all with you.  In the meantime, I will post a weekly collection of ideas and activities on the website each Friday. There will also be some activities to complete on Purple Mash weekly. I will alert you to these via the website, so please do check this page first each Friday.

You can keep in contact with me via the blog on Purple Mash and also by sending me emails via the school office. I would love to hear from you all.

I thought you might like to know a little bit about me, so  I have written you a letter. Click here to read it.

Stay safe.

Mrs Maggs

Last week of term!

 

 Goodness me! How the time has flown. I have had a wonderful first half term in Symondsbury School and cannot wait to greet all of Class Three in September.

This week I am not setting you any additional work. I would like you to take the week to complete any unfinished activities on purple mash and from your packs.

What I would like you to do with your friends and families is to reflect on your lock-down experiences. What can you now do that you couldn't do before? What new skills have you learnt? What did you find difficult? What did you enjoy? Have you learnt anything new about yourself?

What are you looking forward to during the Summer holidays?

For those of you remaining in Class Three, please do not forget to hand your jigsaw pieces back into school by the end of the week and look out for a small task I need you to complete by September (details on the newsletter).

Have a fantastic week - the sun should be returning for us! Stay safe. Mrs Maggs :) 

Weekly learning 06.07.20

 

 

Well hello Class Three! How are you all this week? I hope you are all doing well and have been doing your bit for your house in our virtual sports day. I am in Allington and am hoping we will win!!

We only have two weeks of our virtual school left, next week we are having transition Zoom meetings, so those of you in year 4 will get to join the Class 4 meeting. Make sure you check the newsletter on Friday for details about when it is.

Read on to find out what activities I am suggesting this week.

English:

This week I have set a range of grammar quizzes on purple mash for you to brush up on your writing skills. There are also a couple of writing activities linked to this week's topic work on volcanoes - make sure you do your topic research before you complete these.

Spelling:

I have set a spelling revision activity in purple mash. One for year three, one for year four. See how you do.

 

Maths:

This week I would like you to try out the BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons. Try to follow all 5 lessons through the week. Follow the lessons for your year group. Here is the link:

BBC Bitesize 

 Topic:

This week I would like you to do some research into volcanoes, how are they formed? What happens when they erupt? Where in the world can you find them?

Use the links below to help you in your research and then use purple mash to share your knowledge.

BBC Bitesize - volcanoes

The Earth's core

Make your own volcano!

Science:

This week I would like you to plan and carry out your own experiment. You will have a question and I would like you to decide how you will answer it, recording the relevant data efficiently, presenting your data in an easy to understand way and conducting follow up research.

The question is:

How many different mini-beast habitats are there in your garden? Why is your garden suitable for them?

Remember not to harm any animals, put them back where you found them and wash your hands after handling anything.

And finally:

Ensure you have completed any unfinished work from your packs, there is one more pack which will be ready to collect next week from school. Have a great week, stay safe and have fun!

Mrs Maggs

Weekly learning 29.06.20

 

 

Hello again Class Three! Wow! June has flown by so quickly, I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous work on purple mash, via email and with those of you I've met in school and even up Colmer's hill!

Read on to find out what ideas I've provided to support your learning this week. Stay safe in the sun and have fun!

Mrs Maggs

English:

This week, click on the link below and follow the suggestions for activities to do. You could also continue and complete the story or write a new one of your own inspired by the picture.

Pobble 365 activity  

Spelling:

I have set a spelling activity in purple mash. One for year three, one for year four. See how you do.

Maths:

Please use the link below to access White Rose home learning and complete the daily videos for the week beginning 29.06.

Year 3

Year 4

Have you tried Guardians of Mathematica on the BBC Bitesize website? It is very good!

Geography:

I would like you to use the remaining three weeks of this term investigating Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

This week, see if you can find out all about mountains and present your learning in any way you wish; poster, power-point, fact file, life sized model of Everest! Some of the questions you could find the answers to are:

How are mountains formed?

Facts about the tallest mountain in the world.

How many mountains are in the U.K, where are they and what can you find out about them?

Science:

This week let's learn all about our digestive system (and get a bit messy!) Click on the link below to watch a video and follow the instructions. You may need an adult's help!

Make your own digestive system!

Operation Ouch - make your own poo factory!

Art:

Year Three - Keep an eye on the post for your art project for this week!

Year Four - Can you create a poster all  about yourself for Miss  Jenkin?

Remember to look after yourselves and your family. Talk, smile, help around the house. Have fun!

Weekly learning 22.06.20

 

 

Hello class three. I hope you have all had a great week. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again on Zoom next week. Remember to bring something you have created along to the meet. I have set a selection of work to complete this week, including using Purple mash, remember you can dip in and out of what I suggest and feel free to complete other activities from previous weeks. Stay safe!

English:

This week, keep notes of what you do each day and then at the end of the week, write a detailed diary entry all about the week. You can create illustrations to include alongside your writing.

Spelling:

I have set a spelling activity in purple mash. One for year three, one for year four. See how you do.

Maths:

Please use the link in last week's learning section to access White Rose home learning and complete the daily videos for the week beginning 22.06.

Also this week, I have set several games on purple mash to be completed - how well can you do?

Science:

Alongside your activities diary this week, I would like you to keep a food diary. What do you eat each day?

Can you present your findings using a bar chart, pictogram or pie chart - which type of food do you eat the most? Which type of food should you eat more of? Is your diet balanced?

What can you find out about the food pyramid?

Topic:

For your research this week, what can you find out about what the Anglo Saxons and Vikings did for us? What evidence do we have left today from this time? Do we have any evidence locally of Anglo Saxon settlements?

I have set a number of activities on purple mash to test your knowledge of the Saxons and Vikings.

Art:

Can you create a self portrait? You can use pencil, paints, collage, computer graphics - let your creativity run wild!

Finally - don't forget you have your pack of work from school. See if you can complete a couple of activities from that.

Remember to look after yourselves and your family. Talk, smile, help around the house. Have fun!

Weekly learning 15.06.20 

 

 

Hello class three. I hope you have all had a great week. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again on Zoom next Tuesday. How many of you have registered for the Summer Reading Challenge? I have set a selection of work to complete this week. Much of it using Purple mash, remember you can dip in and out of what I suggest and feel free to complete other activities from previous weeks. Stay safe!

Mrs Maggs

 

English:

Your English this week links to topic again. Once you have completed your topic research, I would like you to write an informative and exciting newspaper report all about a deadly Viking invasion. You can use purple mash to do this.

Spelling:

I have set a spelling test in purple mash of statutory words. One for year three, one for year four. See how you do.

 

Maths:

Please use the link in last week's learning section to access White Rose home learning and complete the daily videos for the week beginning 15.06.

Also this week, I have set monster multiplication on purple mash to be completed - how well can you do?

 

Science:

This week I would like you to watch the following clip  watchand do some research of your own about how to keep teeth healthy before you use purple mash to complete a leaflet about how to keep teeth healthy.

I have also set a quiz all about your skeleton on purple mash. Here is a video clip to watch first which might help.

Topic:

This is week three of our Anglo Saxon project. I would like you to find out all about the Vikings this week.

  • Where did they come from?
  • Where did they invade?
  • What were they like?

Use this link to get started with your research:

Viking invasion!

Art:

This week, follow the video tutorial to create a work of art inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe - you may wish to find your own flower to use before you get started. You will need pencils, paints and pastels - either chalk or oil.

Georgia O'Keeffe workshop

Finally - don't forget you have your pack of work from school. See if you can complete a couple of activities from that.

Remember to look after yourselves and your family. Talk, smile, help around the house. Have fun!

Parents: Please do be assured that the work below is suggested only as a guide for possible home learning tasks. I do not expect for any of it to be completed, your child may wish to complete only the activities they are most interested in, or not wish to do any. Please be led by your child and yourself. These are unprecedented and rapidly changing times. The well-being and happiness of each of us is the most important thing. Be led by what interests you and makes you happy, you can still share this with me - I would love to keep in touch with what you have been doing, whatever it may be.

Summer Reading Challenge

 

 

Hello again everyone! It was utterly BRILLIANT to see so many happy smiling faces today in our first ever Class Three Zoom meeting. We will make sure we meet weekly for the rest of the term. In the meeting I asked you all to join and start the summer reading challenge - click the link below to sign up, you will need a parent to help with registration. In the spirit of the theme - all things silly and funny; for our next zoom meeting can you have ready your best joke - let's see who can make everyone laugh the most!

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

Weekly learning 08.06.20

 

 

Hello Class Three! What a fabulous first week I had at school - I got to meet some of you and get really creative in class. Thank you so much for the brilliant letters I have received so far - they put a big smile on my face!

If you would still like to complete activities from last week, please do - especially your letter to me, it's a great way for me to get to know you! Let's see what activities you can do this week:

English:

This week I have set two 2do's on purple mash linked to the environment - a poster about recycling and a leaflet about water use.

Maths:

Use the links below (from last week) to go to the white rose website and complete the daily home learning videos for your year group for the week beginning the 8th June. 

Also this week I have set some maths games on purple mash.

History:

So, we are currently investigating the Anglo Saxons for our project (see last week's learning if you need a reminder). This week I would like you to research the arts, culture and beliefs of the Saxons. I have set a task in purple mash for you to re-tell me the story of Beowulf - use the links below to find out all about his gruesome story.

BBC Bitesize Anglo Saxon Arts and Culture

Beowulf poem information

Science:

This week I have set you a quiz all about teeth on purple mash.

Spellings:

How many of the year 3 and year 4 spellings can you get right?

Reading:

Use the purple mash blog to let me know what you have been reading and what you have enjoyed about it. I have just finished reading a historical novel all about the Tudor times - it was hugely informative, gripping and pretty gruesome too!

Remember to look after yourselves and your family. Talk, smile, help around the house. Have fun!

Weekly learning 01.06.20

 

 

English:

For English this week, why not write me a letter telling me all about you. You can include your favourite things, all about your family and where you live and all about what you have been doing in the lockdown. You can keep your letter to bring back to school when we return, or post it in the post-box addressed to school, or email it to the school office. I look forward to reading all about you!

Maths:

Have a go at these short tasks daily:

(Click on the tab for the week beginning 1st June and watch the video full screen, have a paper and pencil to hand. You will not need the worksheets.)

Year 3

Year 4

Don't forget to also test your times tables knowledge, you can log on to TTRockstars or try this great website:

HIT THE BUTTON

History:

Our History topic for this half term is ‘The Anglo Saxons and Viking Britain.’

I would like you to take the next four weeks to research and create a project all about this time in British History. You can present your project in any way you wish – model, booklet, poster, PowerPoint presentation, Lego artefact – the possibilities are endless! Each week I will give you a couple of suggestions for things to research but feel free to follow your own lead in your learning decisions.

This week see if you can discover the following:

  • A timeline of Anglo Saxon Britain
  • Where did the Saxons come from?
  • What were the five main kingdoms of Saxon England?
  • Who was Alfred the Great?

Some useful websites:

BBC Bitesize

Primary homework help

Ten minute History - youtube film

 Science:

Look at the three images shown here and then have a go at completing the observations below:

1. Come up with as  many similarities and differences as you can; think about appearance, what they do and where they might be found.

2. Which one do you think is the odd one out and why?

Art:

Let's have a go at some nature art. Watch the video link below and then have a go at creating your own work  of art.

You might be able to use things you already have in your garden, or you might collect items on a walk to create  with when you get home. Or, you might make a nature sculpture while you are out.

Don't forget to take a photo of your finished piece.

Andy Goldsworthy

Other activities:

Purple Mash: This week I have not set any tasks to complete on Purple mash, but do use the blog to say hello.

Reading: Make sure you read daily.

PE: Try out  Gonoodlealso don't forget Joe Wicks, and for those calmer moments, try some Cosmic Yoga.

 

Remember to look after yourselves and your family. Talk, smile, help around the house. Have fun!

 

Click here for our termly Class 3 letter

Click here to see our curriculum map to see what we are learning about.

Home learning.

As you will be spending time at home with your children for the foreseeable future, we will be adding a page of ideas for things that you can do at home including work from the purple mash online platform.

PurpleMash - During busy times, the system may crash.  We are not able to do anything about this. Please do one of your paper based activities or something else instead.  

In addition to this check out the Home Learning Page (under Curriculum tab) with links to learning including these that have come from recent government advice:

https://www.thenational.academy/        (Link for lessons from Oak Academy)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize               (Link for lessons from BBC Bitesize)

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19              (Government guidance for parents and home learning)

 

https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/coronavirus-resources-for-children-and-families/       (Some useful social stories to point out for parents of pupils with anxiety about current situation)

 

Please remember at this time that you need to have some fun with your child and enjoy this time with them.  The teaching will come and there is plenty to keep them busy.  Just remember to read with them, practice some of the basics and check out the daily and weekly tasks set out below:

Week 7

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4
Week 3