I hope that you and your families are keeping well.
I'm sure that you have seen on the news that more places are now allowed to open up (for example, hairdressers). This is generally making everybody feel more positive that things are getting back to normal.
There are two weeks left of the school term so that means there are only two weeks left of you being in Year 3. When you return to school you will be in Year 4 (gasp!).
Please ensure that you are completing the daily work that has been set for you. It will help you to be prepared for the learning in your new year group.
As always, my thoughts are with you and I look forward to seeing you all again.
I hope that you have all had a great week learning new things in Maths, English and Science as well as working hard on our Summer topic related to the Egyptians. The ebook 'Was Tutankhamen killed?' has also been added to your Active Learn reading list. The expectation is that you will complete some research, written tasks and artwork related to this famous Egyptian 'Boy King'.
Next week (20.6.2020 - 26.6.2020) is 'National School Sport Week at Home 2020'.
This is an annual campaign to celebrate the power of sport. You can choose from a list of activities under a particular theme each day. An example of a theme is Aiming Sports, you could choose an activity such as ... In the box – see how far away from a box you can get and still land your ball on target. Then challenge yourself to improve your personal best.
Over the week you may want to challenge yourself to complete:
• An activity a day for the week
• As many activities as you can in one day
• Activities with as many people as you can at the same time
It would be great if you could capture your achievements through photos and videos and send them in the usual way so that we can add them to our class page. It was really good to receive some art work from Muhammed last week!
Please send any work to the website below:
The link for the 'National School Sport Week at Home 2020' can be found on our Y3 class page just above the 'Activities for Empathy Day link'.
Take care and have lots of fun.
I hope that you’ve had a good week despite the miserable weather. I’m glad that the sun is out today. Sunny days make me feel optimistic and hopeful.
More children began school this week and I have been teaching Reception. It has been different to teaching you all in Year 3. I’ve had to remind myself to have a growth mind-set and have enjoyed learning the different ways that the children learn in the early years.
At school in October we always celebrate Black History Month and we discuss how we should treat each other in the manner in which we ourselves would like to be treated.
I am sure that you have seen the news about a man called George Floyd. In the USA who had been treated unfairly because of his race. Because of this, all around the world people have been protesting for there to be a change so that everyone can be treated equally.
You may have heard the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’, this is an international activist group which originated in the black community. They are against violence and any racism towards black people.
Because of these events, you might like to research any amazing things that black people across the world have created or achieved. You might want to research a person in history such as Nelson Mandela or Mary Seacole. There are many famous black authors such as Malorie Blackman who you may like to create a poster about. You may wish to find out about the famous footballer Raheem Sterling who plays for Manchester City or you might choose to research Baroness Floella Benjamin who was a children’s television presenter.
There are many positive stories about the lives of black people that you might find interesting.
Be sure to look at the BBC Newsround to support any wider reading and facts about this topic:
I look forward to seeing any writing, fact files, posters or artwork that you create as a result of your research. Please send any work to the website below:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
- Nelson Mandela
Mrs Johnson x
Update message - 07.06.20
Again, i've been missing you all. I do hope that everything is going well with your time being at home. Please remember to check out the weblinks that can support you with your home learning. Try and do different things each day. Also don't forget our summer reading challenge. I'm expecting you all to take part.
Hoping that you are making most of the sunshine when it's out. It's important that you are getting some exercise where possible.
I'm missing getting your lovely pictures, do remember to send them through so that I can post them on the website. That way we can see what we are all getting up to whilst we aren't in school.
For now keep safe, keep positive!
Speak to you all soon,
Update message - 13.05.20
I do hope you have been keeping safe as well as entertained at home.
I'm sure by now you would have heard that Year 3 will at least have a month in school before the school year finishes. I was pleased to hear this as I am missing you all!
Today I have added our new Summer Topic under the sunflower icon. There are three tasks for you to complete. Have fun, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Remember to look under the other picture icons as I have added new lessons from Mr Mathis, Shakira and Marishka. There is also a new and exciting ebook, here is the blurb:
It is a very exciting and colourful read!
Please remember to ask your parents to keep sending in photos or videos of you at work and at play so that I can add them to our Orange Paint Blob icon for what 3TW and 3MJ have been doing at home. This is a great place to share your achievements and to have a look a the achievements of your friends!
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Speak to you soon,
I've been missing being at school with you all, I hope you have been enjoying your time at home and learning with your families.
On the Home Learning section of our Y3 page you will find a range of fun learning opportunities. Try to choose different activities to complete each day but make sure that you exercise, read, write and complete a maths task every day. As we move towards Easter, remind yourselves of the Easter story through the activities on the Easter link below. Please use the exercise book and pencil that you were given in order to complete any written work. (If you did not take your book home from school, please ask your parents to collect it from the school office as soon as possible).
I very much look forward to catching up with you all once we are back in school but for now please do stay safe, discover something new about yourself and enjoy this restful period!