I hope you've all had a lovely weekend with your families!
This week is Week 13of your Home Learning Packs. This week, your activities are sports related because we're sadly not attending 'Sports Day' this year. Hopefully you've watched the video above of me doing my 30 second exercise challenge. If you would like me to put yours on the class page, please email the school's admin email address and I will put them up throughout the week! firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to those of you who sent in photos and videos!
Well done to Kamila who did the skittles science experiment!
Kamila skittle experiment!
Also thank you to you and Kokob for your wonderful picture of Mal from 'Descendents'.
Thank you to Soliyana who also did the skittle experiment! Soliyana also created a lava lamp, an equality poster and videoed herself reading her persuasive speech inspired by Martin Luther King! WOW!
Soliyana lava lamp
Thank you to Zac who sent in a picture of his Stonehenge model. Also well done for doing the plastic bag and balloon experiment!
Zac balloon experiment
I will be calling you again on WEDNESDAY! Have a lovely week and enjoy your sporting activities!
Sending lots of love,
Miss Spurgeon x
Monday 29th June
I hope you didn't get too wet this weekend with the rain!
This week is Week 12 of your Home Learning Packs. In Maths you are learning 10/100 more or less than a number and in Writing you are creating a persuasive speech inspired by Martin Luther King. Below are two videos- one for Maths and one for Writing. Make sure you watch them both before starting your pack!
Because we're not having school photos this year, Miss Pipkin would like you all to take a picture of yourself wearing a certain colour and pose against the same coloured background (or white if not possible)! Once you have had your photo taken, please send it in to the school admin's email address.
The idea is that all your photos will be put together to make a similar picture to below!
YEAR 3'S COLOUR IS LIGHT BLUE!
Reception - Orange
Year 1 - Yellow
Year 2 - Green
Year 3 - Light blue
Year 4 - Pink
Year 5 - Purple
Year 6 - Dark blue
A big thank you to those of you who sent in some pictures last week!
Helen has been busy in the kitchen! She has made tropical juice (pineapple, orange, kiwi and strawberries) and peri peri chicken wings! Well done Helen!
Ibby has also sent in some photos of himself and his siblings cooking! Ibby's also been busy decorating pebbles- very creative!
And lastly, thank you to Soliyana!Soliyana really enjoyed the science experiment from last week's Home Learning Pack. Look at what she observed!
Please keep sending in your photos to the school's admin email address. email@example.com I know how much everyone's been enjoying looking at them!
I'll be calling again on WEDNESDAY!
Sending lots of love,
Maths- 10/100 more and less
Writing- an introduction to persuasive writing
What is persuasive writing? What does it mean to persuade or convince someone of my opinion? Who can I persuade? How can I do it? Watch this video to find out...
Monday 22nd June
Hopefully you all enjoyed the sunny weather this weekend!
Recently, some of you may have noticed from watching the news that there have been protests and marches around the world and these are because of racism.
I found the beginning of Blue Peter’s latest episode really helpful if you are keen to understand and learn a bit more about the issues involved.
This week is Week 11of your Home Learning Packs. In Maths you are learning about multiplication and in Writing you are writing a fact file about Henry from 'Henry's Freedom Box'. You will notice a lot of the activities you are completing this week are about equality. Also, at the back of your Home Learning Packs there are some optional activities- you DO NOT need to do these but they are there in case you have some free time! Like normal, below this message are two videos- one for Maths and one for Writing. Make sure you watch these several times as you'll find them really useful!
Thank you so much Scarlett for sending in a wonderful picture of yourself holding your Stonehenge model! I can see that you put a lot of effort into it! It looks AMAZING!
Well done Helen for drawing a very colourful picture of rockets in space!
Well done to Soliyana who sent in a video inspired by the 'Great Science Share'! You explained your experiment so clearly and it looked like you really enjoyed yourself! If you can, see if you can copy Soliyana's experiment at home!
Soliyana's Science experiment
Also, thank you to Logan who sent in some more pictures of his adventures!
Logan really enjoyed making a lava lamp and thought it looked just like the sunrise!
Logan also enjoyed making his 'Calming Robot'.
Logan's also been busy doing some fitness activities outside. It's lovely to see that you're staying so active!
If anyone else has anything they would like me to share on our class page, please send them to the school admin's email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
I will call you again on Wednesday!
I hope you all have a lovely week!
Sending lots of love,
Miss Spurgeon x
Writing- 'Henry's Freedom Box'
Monday 15th June
Good morning 3S!
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!
This week is Week 10of your Home Learning Packs! In Maths you are learning about division and in Writing you are learning about a range of grammar topics. Make sure you watch the videos below (maybe a couple of times!) as you’ll find them really useful when completing your packs!
On Friday, will be 'Sacred Heart Feast Day' and although we are not all back at school, we would like to give you and your families the option to celebrate this. We would like you to create a piece of artwork that shows what Sacred Heart means to you! It could be a bit like the stained glass window in the top hall. If you have participated, please send your pictures into the school’s admin email address. email@example.com
A big thank you to Lexi who sent in a picture of herself with a t-shirt that says ‘BEST COUSINS’. She made it for her cousin, Summer Rose, who she misses very much. A very kind and thoughtful present Lexi!
Also, thank you to Logan who sent in a picture of himself with a book called ‘Big Life Journal’. It is an illustrated journal which empowers children to face challenges with confidence, embrace mistakes and know they can learn anything! Well done Logan! I know you’re working really hard!
Soliyana has also been busy! She has really enjoyed doing the science experiments in the Home Learning Packs. Like Logan and Zac, (see last week’s post) she put an egg into a glass of vinegar and observed what happened over 24 hours. If you haven’t done already, have a go!
I hope you’re all keeping safe and positive! Well done for all your hard work! I will call you again on Wednesday!
Sending lots of love,
Miss Spurgeon x
Writing- prepositions and present perfect tense
Monday 8th June
This week is Week 9 of your Home Learning Packs. In Maths you are learning about addition and subtraction and in Writing you are practising your spelling and handwriting. Remember to watch the video clips below this message before starting your learning.
In Friday's assembly Miss Pipkin spoke about the positivity challenge in June. Here is a link to the video in case you didn't receive it or want to watch it again. Keep an eye out for me!
I have received lots of photos and videos this week from Zac and Logan! I really enjoyed looking at what you've both been getting up to!
Zac has been busy working hard on his Home Learning Packs. He really enjoyed creating his own beast and the egg science experiment! In fact, Scientist Zac has done a little video to show you what happens when you put an egg into vinegar for 24 hours!
Scientist Zac explaining what happens to an egg if you leave it in vinegar for 24 hours!
As well as that, because Zac helped his mum washing the dishes, he received a Kindness Award! I am very proud of you Zac!
Logan has also been very busy doing lots of learning at home and doing all sorts of fun things with his family! Did you know that Logan rides a motorbike?! WOW!
Well done for helping your dad with building! I can't wait to see the finished product!
Thank you for both sending me such nice photos and videos! They made my day!
If anyone else has anything they would like to send to the class, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, I called you and your parents/careers to see how you were doing. It was so lovely hearing your voices and I am so impressed with all your hard work! Lots of you were telling me how much you were missing your friends and being in school. Hopefully this short video will cheer you up!
While We Can't Hug by Eoin McLaughlin
You should all be so proud of yourselves! I will be calling again this Wednesday!
I am missing you all loads! Hopefully we will be together again shortly!
Sending lots of love,
Miss Spurgeon x
Maths- addition and subtraction
Writing- spelling and handwriting
Writing- Room on the Broom PART 2
Monday 1st June
Good morning 3S!
I hope you've all had a lovely half term!
This week isWeek 8 of your Home Learning Packs. In Mathsyou are practising your times tables and in Writing and Reading you are going to be looking at the text 'Room on the Broom'. Below is a video of me reading the beginning of the book to you but I haven't read it all! This is because in your Writing this week you are going to be predicting. On the school website under 'Year 3 Home Learning' there is also a PDF copy available so you can read it yourselves. On Friday morning, I will post another video of me reading the ending of the book so you know what actually happens to the witch and all of her animals! Below is also a video of Miss Fulton explaining your Music lesson for this week. It is a step-by-step guide on how to use 'Charanga'.
A big well done toLexi who drew a beautiful summer day picture! It really brightened up my day and hopefully it will do the same for the class!
Thank you to Soliyana who created lots of 3D shapes at home! Very creative!
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
I am very proud to see that children from 3S have been showing acts of kindness at home!
Soliyana and Zac have both been helping at home by doing the dishes!
Marley has been showing kindness by baking cakes for her dad (who works for the NHS) and her neighbours to cheer them up!
I've really enjoyed looking at what you've been getting up to! Please continue to send your pictures in!
I will be calling you and your parents on WEDNESDAY to see how you are and if you need any help with your Home Learning Packs! I can't wait to hear your voices!
Sending lots of love,
Music- Charanga assignment
Writing- Room on the Broom PART 1
PDF copy available on school website under 'Year 3 Home Learning' PART 2 will be posted on Friday morning
Monday 18th May
I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!
This week, is Week 7 of your Home Learning Packs. In Maths you are learning about shapes and their properties and in Writing you are learning about similes and metaphors. Like always, below this message you will find two videos from Miss Fulton and I talking through both of these topics. Make sure you watch them both before you start your Home Learning Packs!
Here are the links for TigTag (the online home learning science resource).
IBBY has also been busy creating his ‘Thank you NHS’ poster whilst at home. WOW Ibby it’s so colourful! I particularly like the glitter- it’s very eye catching!
Please continue to send in your work to the school’s admin email address! I love seeing what you’ve been getting up to and I’m sure the rest of the class do too! email@example.com
I miss you all! Enjoy half term!
Sending lots of love,
Week 7 Maths
Writing- similes and metaphors
Monday 11th May
I hope you are all well!
Like before, below are two videos to support your learning in Maths and Writing for Week 6’s Home Learning Pack. Please make sure you watch both clips (perhaps a couple of times!) before you start your packs as they’re very useful and may answer any questions you might have.
This is the link for Lauren the zoo keeper’s YouTube channel. They are a collection of videos WITH ANIMALS to assist home learning. They cover a range of topics including classification, predators vs prey, adaptation, camouflage and habitats. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqVtHLM9zu44xw0lzXHaaA
On Friday 8th April, you were sent Miss Pipkin’s latest assembly. In the video, you will see staff from Sacred Heart passing a heart with‘share the love of Sacred Heart’ inside it. If you didn’t receive the video or would like to watch it again, please click on the link below. https://vimeo.com/416227554
Please remember to email the school’s admin email with any work/activities you have been up to! I would love to see what you have been getting up to! Any ideas sent in will be put onto our class page for your friends to see! firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sure many of you are reading lots of exciting books at the moment but if you are running out of books to read, please visit the Oxford Owl website below. Ask an adult to create a free online account and you will have access to a vast selection of NEW books! Perfect for the rainy weather!
Like last week, please make sure you watch the videos that Miss Fulton and I have put together for you. They will help you lots with your Home Learning Packs for this week (Week 5)!
Below is Soliyana's fantastic thank-you poster for the NHS! I'm sure you will agree, it is very creative and beautifully coloured in! WELL DONE SOLIYANA!
If you have anything you could like to share with the class (a message, what you have been up to, a project you have been working on etc.) please send your ideas to the school's admin email address and I will put them up onto our class page! email@example.com
Again, well done for being superstars with your Home Learning Packs. I know it's not easy but hopefully I will see all your smiling faces very soon!
Missing you lots!
Miss Spurgeon xx
Monday 27th April
I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny weather!
Below are the Maths and Writing videos that Miss Fulton and I put together for you. They’ll help support your learning for this week’s Home Learning Pack (Week 4)!
If you want to do some extra learning, below are the links I spoke about on the clip:
Hopefully on Thursday (April 23rd), you received Sacred Heart’s World Book Night video! It is a short video from the teachers retelling the story of ‘The Sheep and The Goat’. If you didn’t receive it or want to watch it again, press on the link below!
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:
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.