Monday 30th March
I hope you've all completed Week 1 of your Home Learning Packs and are ready to start Week 2!
If you've got some free time, remember you all have your log in details for Reading Eggs, Mathletics and Purple Mash in your packs too!
Don't forget that Joe Wicks is still doing his daily workout routines for children on his YouTube channel at 9am Monday- Friday. They're really fun and great for burning off some extra energy you may have!
Finally, now is a good time to start a new hobby. Perhaps you could start baking, drawing, sewing or start writing your very own book! I've been spending my free time reading and baking lots of cakes for my family! What do you think of my chocolate cake?!
Well done for keeping safe at home and listening to your parents/carers so well. I hope you all have a lovely Easter holidays and continue to be R.R.S. You're all doing an excellent job! Keep up the hard work!
Miss Spurgeon x
Monday 23rd March
I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. Remember to regularly wash your hands and look after your family and friends during this time. Below is a short video showing you how to wash your hands properly.
Additionally if you are staying at home and want to burn off some energy, Joe Wicks is doing daily workouts for children at 9am Monday-Friday. Below is a link to his YouTube channel if you want to take part.
Also, just a quick reminder to use your ‘Year 3 Home Learning Packs’ that Miss Fulton and I put together for you for the next two weeks 23rd March- 27th March and 30th March- 3rd April. As well as using your learning packs, now is also a good time to practise your times tables. There are lots of useful and fun websites to support your learning online:
FOR PARENTS- maths tutorials to support learning at home
Also when you are reading at home, try asking yourselves some of these questions:
Questions to ask before you read
- Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book?
- What makes you think that?
- What characters do you think might be in our story?
- Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?
- Does the topic/story relate to you or your family? How?
Questions to ask during the reading
- What do you think will happen next?
- What can you tell me about the story so far?
- Can you predict how the story will end?
- Why do you think the character did _______?
- What would you have done if you were the character?
- How would you have felt if you were the character? (use different characters)
- As I read____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures do you see in your head?
- As you read, what are you wondering about?
- Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?
Questions to ask after reading
- In your opinion, was it a good title for this book? Why or why not?
- Were your predictions about the story correct?
- If there was a problem, did it get solved?
- What happened because of the problem?
- Why do you think the author wrote this book?
- What is the most important point the author is trying to make in his writing?
- What was your favourite part of the story?
- If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be?
- Can you retell the story in order?
- If you were __________, how would you have felt?
- What is the most interesting situation in the story?
- Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?
- Why did you like this book?
Because you are all very keen to get your pen licence certificates this year, try and take this time to practise your handwriting ready for when we return to school. Write out the words below- remember to spell them correctly too!
I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Continue to care and love each other and be ready, respectful and safe at home.
My prayers are with you and your families.
I miss you already!
Hello and welcome to 3S’ class page!
Our class teacher is Miss Spurgeon and we also have two LSAs in our classroom who are also there to support us with our learning: Mr Deller and Mrs Smith. In 3S, we love to learn and we’re always trying to make learning as fun as possible!
This year, we have learnt lots of new, interesting and exciting new things so make sure you keep up to date with Sacred Heart’s school website, twitter page and displays around the school. In the spring term and summer term, we have lots of school trips coming up and we would love if you volunteered as a helper! You can speak to Miss Spurgeon at the beginning /end of the day alternatively; you can speak to the office staff for more details.
As we have P.E . twice a week, we need to make sure that we have our P.E. kit ready so we don’t miss out on all the fun! We can bring our P.E. kits in and leave them in school on our peg until half term. Then, we can take them home to be washed but we need to remember to bring them back into school again.
Because our learning doesn’t stop at school, we get homework. We get assigned homework each Friday which links to our learning from that week. We are assigned homework each week electronically on Reading Eggs and Mathletics which relates to what we are doing in class, so it helps us a lot. We also get spellings on Friday which we have to complete every day ready for the following Friday when we have a spelling test. Every half term we also have R.E. homework on different topics to complete. This must be given in two weeks later. As well as homework, it is very important that we bring in our reading book and reading record every day to be signed. A signature and a small comment is all that is needed each day from our parents/carers/big brothers or sisters after we have read for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. Our learning doesn’t stop there! The ‘Wednesday Word’ also goes home every Wednesday- we use this in our Class Worship sessions the following week in school so it’s great to read through it at home first.
We’ve really enjoyed reading in Year 3 and have particularly enjoyed picking up a new book every other Monday from the school’s library in SMMA. Alex, the school’s librarian, has introduced us to lots of new genres and authors. However, we must remember to bring our library book back so Alex can issue us a new one! Some of us keep them in our trays in class, this way we don’t lose it or forget it. As well as looking at lots of books, we also use iPads to research and retrieve information but we have to remember to be safety smart!
So far in Year 3, we have studied lots of fabulous topics. In the first half of spring term, we focused on ‘Forces and Magnets’, ‘South America’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We also had ‘Science Week’ from March 9th to March 13th where we learnt lots about our diverse planet. 3S carried out their own science investigations to explore the effect of global warming on sea/land ice and what material would make the warmest coat for an Antarctica explorer. In R.E., we have been learning all about ‘Lent to Easter’ where we read and learnt from the Gospel of Matthew. We have learnt about what Lent means and why we celebrate it. Next, we are going to learn all about Holy Week and the importance of Easter. We have also been working extremely hard on our times tables particularly our 3x, 4x and 8x because we have a statutory test at the end of Year 4.
Every day, we pray several times a day. We do this either by singing a hymn, saying the school’s mission statement or saying the school’s/3S’ prayers. We understand that God made us all unique and we must celebrate and respect this in our classroom.
In 3S, we are always reminded to show that we are ready, respectful and safe so that we can grow and learn together every day. We are looking forward to the rest of Year 3.