What a strange school year it has been, Year 3! I haven't seen some of you since March, and who would have predicted that when we said goodbye all of a sudden during the Spring term, it might be your last day in Year 3? I wish we had managed to finish off the year properly, but we have all missed you in school and wish you all the best for the summer. Let's hope we have some lovely sunshine to help us enjoy the outdoors now that we are able to go out and about a bit more. I'm sure some of you might be feeling nervous about returning to school but if you have any questions we can help with, do contact the school. We have successfully put in place new safety measures to help keep you as safe as possible. We are looking forward to seeing you in September. I have loved being your teacher this year and you should all feel very proud of yourselves for coping so well with this strange time. Take care and enjoy the summer!
We are so pleased that the guidance from the government has said this week that we will be able to welcome everyone back in September. School has definitely felt empty without you all here. Normally we would be enjoying trips, our sports day and preparing for the KS2 performance but of course, this year, all these things have had to be put on hold. What a shame! I'm sure next year we will enjoy these activities all the more as we now know what it is like to miss out on them. In class we watched Tracey's assembly about Noah's Ark, the original lockdown situation! Noah spent about 150 days on the water in his Ark and by the time things begin to reopen this weekend we will have also spent over 100 days in our lockdown situation. Tracey asked us to think about what were the precious moments that we have enjoyed over this unique time. For me I think it has been enjoying my garden and doing some planting of new flowers to cheer up my outside area, as well as calling friends and family with Zoom for a chat or quiz. What have been your precious moments that you will treasure?
Dear Year 3
What a hot week it has been! I do hope things will cool down a little soon. I have been having an ice lolly in the afternoons when I get home from school to cool down in the garden. It is too hot to walk my dog in the daytime so I have been going out for some cooler evening walks. Luckily we have the long light evenings at the moment to do this. What have you been getting up to in the sunshine? In school this week we have been exploring our new Computing programme Purple Mash. I have your logins for this now at school, so if you would like to have a go exploring the different activities on it, please let me know on the teacher email and I will email you your login details. There are plenty of fun things to try like Maths games, and some Art activities. I hope we will be doing lots on this in the Autumn term. This week there are a couple of London themed lessons for you to explore. I hope you enjoy them!
Take care and stay safe,
Dear Year 3
I hope you are all doing ok and I am looking forward to seeing a few more of you on Monday as we split back into our classes at school. Do keep in touch via the teacher email to say hello! It looks like we are in for another hot week of sunshine so do get outside and enjoy it (with some suncream on of course!). Don't forget that we have some lovely parks around us especially Panshanger Park where we went to the woods together. I often walk my dog Dixie there when it is hot as there is lots of shade. Dixie has not been well this week and had a short stay at the vet but she is getting better now. This week I have come up with some similar tasks that we will be completing in school so that even though you are not in with us you can still take part. We miss seeing you all at school!
Take care and stay well.
Dear Year 3
I can hardly believe it is the 10th week of uploading home learning for you! I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. We are busy in school doing some learning and carrying on with our topic of London. If you find out any exciting facts about London you can let me know on the teacher email.
Hello Year 3! We are still busy in school and it is very strange here without you all. We are having to remember lots of new rules to keep us safe and well. We start our morning lining up on the playground in our socially distanced spots 2m apart. Then we go into the classroom and wash our hands ready for the day. We continue to do this throughout the day. We have a strip of the field and the KS1 playground to play on when we have breaktime and lunchtime. We have been watching Newsround every day and talking about what is going on in the world. You can do this too! If you try out some of the activities on the grid please do let me know on the teacher email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Year 3! I have been very busy back in school this week teaching, so it has taken me a little longer to get your learning tasks together this week. It's great to hear from you on the email@example.com email so do keep sending in the things that you have been doing at home. Even though we are teaching we are still keeping an eye on that email account. Meanwhile, I am going to try as much as possible to keep you at home doing similar activities to those that we are doing in school. We have started a London topic this week, so a couple of the things I've suggested have got to do with that. We are writing lockdown diaries and revising place value in Maths.
I hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe.
Bye for now!
Hello Year 3! I had the pleasure of chatting with so many families yesterday, It was lovely to hear how you are all getting on. I was especially keen to hear that some of you have been using Zoom chats to keep in touch. That is a brilliant idea, you must all be missing one another. I read that your brain gets the same happy chemicals from seeing a friend's face on the screen as it does in person. So it's a great idea to do this! This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, so some of the activities I have chosen are themed around that. Your mental health is really important, that means as well as keeping your body healthy with exercise and eating foods that are good for you, you need to learn how to look after your brain and your thoughts. Staying positive and feeling happy are quite hard at the moment, so it's important for us all to think about this. Lastly, it is half term next week and after that, we teachers will all be back in school with the children who are able to return at this time. I hope it won't be long before Year 3 are invited to come back to school, we are busy in school thinking and preparing the school so it is as safe as possible for you to do this. In the meantime, stay positive and I hope you are all well.
Love Mrs Bond
Hello Year 3! I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend and managed to join in the VE Day celebrations. I saw lots of Union Jack flags and bunting up around where I live and some people having some food and drink outside their houses with their neighbours - all from a safe distance of course! Perhaps you knew quite a bit about VE Day already but hopefully with it being in the news you have learned something new. Do keep watching Newsround from time to time to keep up with what is going on in the world. Here are the activities I have suggested for you to do this week. We have had a few emails from people to show us what they have been up to which is fab! We love hearing from you. Stay safe and well,
We hope you enjoyed the video of all the staff saying a hello message to you! It is very strange not seeing you all in school and I'm sure you are missing your friends and dare-I-say-it doing your learning?!! I certainly miss teaching you in the classroom and seeing all your lovely smiles each day. I hope that you and your families are all well. This week we have a very special day on Friday which is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Even though we are not in school together to do some learning around this most of the activities I have suggested for this week are to do with the VE Day celebrations. I hope you enjoy finding out a little bit more about it.
Take care and stay safe!
Hello Year 3! I hope you and your families are all well. For the first time in ages I'm looking out of my window and it is raining! I do hope that you have found some time to enjoy the lovely sunshine we've been having. A lovely place to go for a walk at the moment is the woods over at Panshanger Park. Do you remember we went there to play at the end of last term? You would not recognise it as the same place at the moment as the whole wood is covered in beautiful bluebells. They almost seem to glow with purple all through the wood. If you get the chance on your daily walk or exercise, do take the chance to go an see them whilst they are at their best. Please see below for some daily learning activities for this week. Don't forget you can share your learning with me via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address that Mr Jones sent out to parents last week. A few people have sent in questions and examples of their learning which is lovely to see.
Mrs Bond x
Following my message (scroll down) I've selected some activities for you to do this week. Your activities will take you from Wednesday to Wednesday. Because I am using some of the BBC Bitesize and the Oak National Academy materials for you, I want to look at these first before I decide which lessons to get you to follow. So I've decided to set new things on a Wednesday which will allow me Mondays and Tuesdays to get that done and set up for you. Please don't worry if you get stuck, just stop or email the email@example.com email address with a question and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. You can also use this to show me your work if you like!
Stay safe everybody!
Hello Year 3!
I hope you all had a good Easter break. I wonder if you had some lovely chocolate to eat on Easter Sunday? I certainly did and it was delicious! I even made some brownies with mini eggs in them, which were amazing. Yum! I have been doing quite a bit of baking as I really enjoy that, but I have noticed that it is VERY hard to get flour in the shops. On Saturday Mrs Caruana texted me to say she was going to Tesco and would I like her to get anything? Wasn't that a kind thing to do? Anyhow, I said we were fine BUT if she saw any flour please get some. And she got me a big bag of self-raising and plain flour. I was SO pleased! Me and Mrs Caruana and Mrs Ambler are missing you all. We are well at the moment and we hope you and your families are all keeping well too.
Keep an eye on our Class page this week as I am going to be putting up some new learning activities. As the lockdown continues and you are all in the process of doing some sort of learning at home, we teachers are busy deciding on how you could show that learning to us and we could see it. Mr Jones has had some ideas about this so watch this space!
For now, I hope you are keeping active. Me and my son are doing Joe Wicks PE every morning on YouTube. If you type a comment underneath the video, you might even get a mention live on screen! It happens every day at 9am and families are tuning in from all around the globe. Joe even got a special award from YouTube last week for the most people joining in a live broadcast ever!
I will be back in touch with new learning activities soon. Meanwhile I have also posted some new links I have come across for home learning.
Love Mrs Bond xx
Hello Year 3!
It's Week 2 of your home learning and I hope all of you and your families are well, and you are managing to keep busy and keep a routine going at home. Below I have posted a link to a website called White Rose Maths who are posting free daily activities, just pick the year group and have a go. There are also home Maths lessons from Gareth at I See Maths here is the link to that too: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
For an English task idea, I saw a great letter that someone had written to Joe Wicks thanking him for all the free PE activities he is putting up online. Why not use that idea and write to someone that you admire? It could be your favourite author, someone currently doing a frontline job at the NHS like a nurse or doctor, a superhero from a film you've seen, a YouTuber or gaming company whose games you enjoy watching online, or even just your parent or carer or someone in your family that you really admire!
Start with 'Dear XXXX' and then on the next line start telling them why you've written to them. If it is someone famous, why not get your parent or carer to take a photo of it and see if they can send it to them on social media? That's how Joe Wicks saw this lovely letter from a fan. Have a read of it to inspire you first.
Take care - and remember to keep washing your hands!
Mrs Bond x
Hello Year 3!
It's Thursday today and I will be in school tomorrow. Meantime in addition to the many activities that have been suggested I have a couple added here to practise some basic skills in English (nouns, verbs and adjectives) and Maths practising the column subtraction we had just started in school. The calculations are on page 3 of the pdf document. If you need a reminder use this video to help you:
Hope you are all well. I have delivered some bread rolls to Mrs Caruana this morning and she also says hello!
From Mrs Bond xx
Hello Year 3!
How strange to be writing to you here in my house! I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend. My week is going to be a bit different this week and so is yours! I will be in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays and working from home on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. I will try to say hello each day I'm at home to check in with you all.
You are starting your journey learning from home. Try to do at least something each day to keep busy. Your brain is a muscle and just like the other muscles in your body it needs to be exercised! There are lots of suggestions on this page and in your packs to keep you busy. Meanwhile LOTS of teachers have been working hard around the world to set up free lessons and free things for you to access, which you could do alongside your daily English and Maths. I will put links here when I find them. First of all Joe Wicks the fitness guru is doing PE every day on his YouTube channel at 9am LIVE each day. We're going to be doing these in school, so if you do this at 9 you will be doing just the same as us! If you search PE with Joe Wicks in YouTube you will find it. Here is today's link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8 . Remember to watch Newsround each day to keep up with what is going on.
On Friday we did some fantastic guided drawing with Art Hub for Kids we drew Pizza Steve a cool character here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNpJCgOA1Xc so do something each day, there are loads of videos! Can't wait to see what you get up to, and remember you get a merit mark for each piece of learning you do when we get back to school. I wonder how many merit charts you will fill up?!! Take care and stay safe. Keep washing your hands like this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51698180
From Mrs Bond
There are lots of free books that you can read online!
Common Exception Words
Children must learn to read and spell all of these words by the end of Year 4. At this point in the year children should be able to read and spell all of Year 1 and 2 words and at least half of Year 3 and 4 words.
Try these different counting games!
Please let us know if your child cannot remember their log in.