Welcome to Year 3
Class 5 Teachers: Mrs Peden and Mrs Taylor Class 6 Teacher: Miss Littlewood, Mrs Nelson Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hodgson
Please find a list of fun and educational websites that you might enjoy exploring. We have categorised the list by subject. Subject Specific Websites
Important: In these uncertain times, we expect that the children will be using computers and the internet more than ever, so safer internet messages are particularly important. Please refer to our INTERNET SAFETY page for regular updates and advice.
Parish Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StAntonyofpaduaStretford/
We want you to feel as supported as possible in this time of uncertainty so if there are any problems at all (no matter how small you think they are), please do not hesitate to contact us using the email listed below -
Mrs Taylor and Mrs Peden - email@example.com
Miss Littlewood - firstname.lastname@example.org
As the children have completed all of their weekly spellings for this year they may now notice that they are being set a mixture of these on Spelling Shed to practise. If you would like to continue learning these over summer, you could perhaps have a look at the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and choose 5 words a week to go over, so that they are fresh in your mind ready for when you start Year 4. You could even look these up in a dictionary and write them in a sentence! Have a look at the list here: Year 3 and 4 spelling list.
We realise that sometimes it can be difficult to complete all of the tasks however, it is very important that you are reading every day. Kiara in Class 6 has kept us updated on all of the exciting books she has been reading and she told us about a free book by J.K. Rowling which is online called, 'The Ickabog'. She has also very kindly wrote a review of the story so far for you to read if you want to know a little bit more about the story.
If you want to read the story follow the link here: https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/
P.S. There is also a competition on the website for you to create the illustrations for the story!!
These are the pictures we have received so far of Mulberry Cottage and we are loving them! What a talented bunch of Year 3’s you are!!
These are drawn by the super talented Robyn, Rosie, Linus, Bailey-Rae, Kiara, Amelie, Alessia, Maisie, Mila and Abigail!
Below is a suggested timetable for this week. We understand it may be difficult to complete all the work set - do not worry!
Links to activities mentioned
R.E. - The Christian Family
African Dance link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=S6mtq0bgIew&feature=emb_title
English - Use the same link as Wednesday
English - Use the same link as Wednesday
- The latest copy of First News is here: https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/05/FIRSTNEWS_724.pdf You can use this to help you write your diary entry for this week! You could even take part in their competitions or ask an adult to send them your work. If you’re lucky it might even get featured in the next issue!
- If you would like to add/substitute some creative activities into your day, the following link takes you to an activity pack with 31 challenges for May. https://64millionartists.com/our-work/create-to-connect/ A month of daily creative challenges for May to keep you connected, curious and creative at home. This link also gives some more background to the project. Click on the schools and families activity pack tab and then on page 7 there is a big red ‘here’ which if you then click on will open the 31 tasks you can choose from. Don’t forget to take a photo and email it to us via the class email address so we can see if you do complete any – we would love to see them!
- The Book of Hopes - A gorgeous collection of short stories and poems from over 110 children's authors and illustrators! A book dedicated to hospital workers and you can read it in full for FREE here: https://issuu.com/bloomsburypublishing/docs/thebookofhopes_interactivepdf .
- Audible are offering a 30-day free trial https://www.audible.co.uk/?source_code=M2M30DFT1BkSH090814004N&msclkid=e6c926aeb0f811365b6878045cac1a15. So if you’re a reluctant reader or even if you want to listen to a story as you relax or fall asleep, this is a great website for you. So find a quiet, comfy spot with a blanket and a pillow and listen to a story. Snuggle up, get comfy and enjoy!
- John Lewis and Waitrose are launching a soft toy design competition for children around the UK to raise critical funds for the NHS. The retailer is inviting children (and adults) to create and share their designs for a “super-bear” cuddly toy that celebrates the spirit and fortitude of the fearless men and women working on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis. The winning design will be turned into an exclusive Christmas toy and sold by Waitrose and John Lewis from October. So get involved by asking an adult over the age of 18 to enter via email or via Instagram or Twitter on your behalf. Participants must send a design of a toy via email or post a design of a toy using the hashtag #DesignYourSuperBear on Instagram or Twitter. For more details see their website here: https://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/media/press/y2020/jl-and-wr-launch-soft-toy-design-competition.html.
- BBC Bitesize are now producing daily lessons on their website covering a range of subjects. Click HERE to be taken to the site. Select Y3. There are 3 'lessons' for each day this week. Enjoy!
- Another great website with lessons for you to follow - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/#subjects
- Several museums are offering free online tours, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C, The British Museum , The National History Museum (They have a few ideas of crafts and activities you can do as well!), The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam; and The Louvre in Paris.
- If you enjoy drawing (we know a lot of you do) we recommend looking at https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub. They are great step-by-step tutorials for you to follow!
- Another great website for step-by-step drawing tutorials - http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
- If anyone wants a challenge, try and design a new school football kit using the templates below:
Previous timetables and activities
Mental Maths (We have not recapped how to answer Questions 15 and 19 this year, so if you are unsure please miss this question out!)
Art lesson printing link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=42&v=yN6HPRuFAK4&feature=emb_title
(Revision - Written methods of Addition and Subtraction) - This can be used for all maths activities this week.
R.E.- Loving My Neighbour
Planning sheet - Character and setting descriptions
To help with your diary entry for this week: https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/05/FIRSTNEWS_724.pdf
Mental Maths test (Section C Question 5 we have not learnt so please miss this question out!)
Apostrophes for single possession worksheet
Check your change worksheet
Its or it's worksheet
VE Day activities
Mental Maths Section 2 - test 1
Number_skills page 14 and 15
Mental maths test (answers on the second page)
The smallest bird in the world and the largest bird in the world - Comprehension (answers on the third page)
Have a look through the gallery below to see what we've been up to so far in Year 3...
Our P.E. day is on Tuesday so please ensure that your child has full kit for this day.
Reading books can be changed every day but we recommend that books are kept long enough to be read a few times in order to build fluency and comprehension of the text. Books must be changed at least once a week to ensure progression through the reading scheme.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed by Wednesday of the following week. Each week there will usually be one piece of English and one piece of Maths homework. All homework is to be completed in pencil and to the standard we expect in school.
New spellings will be given on a Friday. These will be written in their beige spelling books. Please ensure your child brings this to school each Friday. Spellings from the previous week will be tested on a Friday morning.
You should aim to listen to your child read every day for at least 10 minutes. See the Literacy page for some top tips!
Handy equipment to have at home:
* pencil sharpener
* 30cm ruler
* glue stick
* pencil crayons
Letters about the upcoming Sacramental Programme have now been sent home. For further information, please contact Fr Ged at the church.
Help and Advice
Recommended Reading List - Good stocking-fillers for birthdays and Christmas.
Times tables - the children in year 3 should be confident with their times tables and division facts for the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables.
Spellings - the children should be able to spell high frequency words correctly within their writing
Please see the links below:
Educational Games / Websites: