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Challenge 7 (Summer 4) w/b 11/5

 

Bonjour Le Class,

 

Ca Va?

 

I have sent some videos and Powerpoints to you all now on the class e-mail. They are:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction with concrete objects (Monopoly money)
  • Subtraction with pictures

 

Do keep practising your calculations and include some multiplication and division practice through Times Table Rockstars or something similar.

 

Extra plans for the week:

  • Practising the Level 1 comprehension tasks in the 'First News Weekly Newspaper' in Activities, Challenges and Projects. 
  • Writing using powerful words from one of the Virtual School activities (Quality over Quantity).
  • Keep discovering all the fun and challenging activities and documents on ' Core Learning', 'Live lessons' and Activities, Challenges and Projects' on the Virtual School. 
  • Try using the methods I have shared on the video to help you solve the problems on the 'White Rose Hub' activities that are on our website. We have now subscribed to become enhanced users so we can continue with the activities as the free ones provided are now stopping. These activities will fit with the guidance given on BBC Bitesize and really help to develop your maths skills. Try not to be tempted to go on to other year groups but make sure you do your years activities and then explore other ways to challenge yourself e.g. 677+245 could be £6:77 + £2:45 or 6m 77cm + 2m 45cm etc.
  • Try to measure your furniture in your house and calculate them  or take away the length of your bed from the length of your room to see how much space you have to play etc.
  • Follow the Virtual School Daily Learning Activities. (This is found under Activities, Challenges and Projects). 
  • Follow the BBC 'Daily Lessons' (Go to Live lessons on the 'Virtual School' for the link or directly to BBC Bitesize). 
  • The 'Marvellous Monday' art lesson for this week.

 

Do send me any examples that you do if you wish to on class3@blackbrook.oak.education and let me know if you'd like me to try and share your examples on our class page.

 

Have fun, 

 

Toby Sime 

 

 

Challenge 6 (Summer 3) w/b 4/5

Hello Class 3,

 

This week our daily lessons Disney films theme looks at Dumbo. 

 

Are you reading a good book at the moment? I hope you are practising the Level 1 comprehension tasks in the 'First News Weekly Newspaper' in Activities, Challenges and Projects and honing your skills in understanding what you read. 

 

Have a go at some writing using powerful words this week. Last week's e-mail said "Try on one of the Virtual School activities to write something short but really powerful." Remember, think about Quality mover Quantity.

 

 

On the videos I made, I used monopoly money that show 100, 10 and 1's so that they helped me with my calculations and I made some Place value dienes blocks out of paper too. Try using the methods I have shared on the video to help you solve the problems on the 'White Rose Hub' activities that are on our website. We have now subscribed to become enhanced users so we can continue with the activities as the free ones provided are now stopping. These activities will fit with the guidance given on BBC Bitesize and really help to develop your maths skills. Try not to be tempted to go on to other year groups but make sure you do your years activities and then explore other ways to challenge yourself e.g. 677+245 could be £6:77 + £2:45 or 6m 77cm + 2m 45cm etc.

 

Try to measure your furniture in your house and calculate them  or take away the length of your bed from the length of your room to see how much space you have to play etc.

 

Otherwise, carry on this week by following either of these two ways to help you learn:

  • Follow the Virtual School Daily Learning Activities. (This is found under Activities, Challenges and Projects). This week it is based on the Disney theme of 'Dumbo.' 
  • Follow the BBC 'Daily Lessons' (Go to Live lessons on the 'Virtual School' for the link or directly to BBC Bitesize). 

 

The 'Marvellous Monday' art lesson this week is Arcimboldo's famous 'face made of Fruit.'

 

Do send me any examples that you do if you wish to on class3@blackbrook.oak.education and let me know if you'd like me to try and share your examples on our class page.

 

Have fun, 

 

Toby Sime 

 

Challenge 5 (Summer 2) w/b 27/4

Hi Guys and Gals,

 

Did you know there are lots of resources and activities on how to look after yourself during the time spent at home in these unusual times. I'd like you to go on and try one of these in the Virtual School pages 'Welfare' section.

 

Otherwise, carry on this week by following either of these two ways to help you learn:

  • Follow the Virtual School Daily Learning Activities. (This is found under Activities, Challenges and Projects). This week it is based on the Disney theme of 'The Little Mermaid.' 
  • Follow the BBC 'Daily Lessons' (Go to Live lessons on the 'Virtual School' for the link or directly to BBC Bitesize). 

 

The 'Marvellous Monday' art lessons this week (previously called 'Wonderful Wednesday') is 'A starry night' by Vincent Van Gogh. 

 

Once more, go to Activities, Challenges and Projects and check out the 'First News Weekly Newspaper' that we read in our class. As well as looking at some of the stories go to the News Comprehension section and practise your skills in understanding what you read. We are Level 1 activities. It is really important we carry on practising this reading skill.

 

Have fun, 

 

Toby Sime 

 

Challenge 4 (Summer 1) w/b 20/4

Hey Folks,

 

Officially we start back to school this week. 

 

As promised we will be revisiting addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers to keep us fresh. I have attached the schools calculation Policy so that you can show your parent / carer how we should be calculating  now in year 3. 

 

I think it would be a good idea to try and gather some money or counters to help you with the calculations. You could make some Place value dienes blocks or counters of your own out of paper if you haven't got enough coins or counters. Also, you can draw the dienes blocks, counters or coins like we do in class.

 

I think the best plan of action for this week is to follow either of these two ways to help you learn:

  • Follow the Virtual School Daily Learning Activities. (This is found under Activities, Challenges and Projects). This week it is based on a Disney theme and the first story is Beauty and the Beast.
  • Follow the NEW BBC 'Daily Lessons' (Go to Live lessons on the 'Virtual School' for the link or directly to BBC Bitesize). These lessons are excellent and specific to Year 3 for a whole day of activities. There is a good session on common and proper nouns on the Monday. < My preference

I suggest that you follow the BBC Daily Lessons for this whole week to see how they inspire you. There is an excellent History lesson all about how to become a Historian with some good recording and researching activities.

In addition to the activities above, try to check out 'Marvellous Monday' starting tomorrow (which used to be called 'Wonderful Wednesday'). These are excellent Art activities that this week is based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy, whom we looked at a little in class.

Furthermore, go to Activities, Challenges and Projects and check out the 'First News Weekly Newspaper' that we read in our class. As well as looking at some of the stories go to the News Comprehension section and practise your skills in understanding what you read. We are Level 1 activities. It is really important we carry on practising this reading skill.

There is so much rich learning activities on the Virtual School so do feel free to dip in wherever you find an interest.

 

Have fun, 

 

Toby Sime 

Challenge 3 (Easter Holiday)

We found out much about Stone age and a little about the bronze age before we left school but not as much as we had hoped as our trip to Stonehenge was called off :( We haven't looked at the Iron age at all yet so I thought that it would be good to look again at the BBC animation videos we watched in class called The Story of Britain (click on this to take you to the animation clips). Refresh yourself with the ones we watched and then look at the Iron age too. Our new topic is 'The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor'. There are some animation videos on there too about this so you could watch them too if you liked.

After watching these (with the help of the Internet) you could record in writing, or make a video report like a TV news reporter perhaps, about lots of interesting facts about the changes in between the Stone Age to the Iron Age. You could write a non-chronological (or chronological even) report on 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age'

Remember - Even Better If (EBI)  your report has;

Heading

Clear, big and bold.

Introduction 

Tell people what you are going to write.

Main body of text

2 or 3 sections, each with a sub-heading, about information and facts that you have discovered. Use paragraphs to make them clear.

Conclusion

Tell people, briefly, the important bits about what you wrote.

This is the same for all non-fiction writing by the way isn't it...
You could use some technical and key words and make a glossary even...

 

Challenge 2 (6/4 - 9/4)

You might remember that we learnt how to write Playscripts in school just before we finished. Can you write out a scene about something you and your family may have just done in the last few days? It  may be getting ready for dinner or bed. It may be about how you wanted to go for a walk or out to play in the garden or how you performed a Tik Tok video even. (Tiegan has just convinced me to do one which I'll try to upload at some time if I can).

Remember it will be Even Better If (EBI):

  • New speaker :New line
  • You can add stage directions in brackets (  )
  • You remember all the correct punctuation - especially CAPITALS and Question Marks????.

Send me your Playscript if you can through the Virtual School email

 

Challenge 1 (30/3-3/4)

There are lots of Scooby Doo cartoons on the internet and on Social Media or you may even have a DVD at home. See if you can watch the start of one by safely viewing the cartoon with the permission and support of your parent / carer. Stop the cartoon halfway through and see if you can write a couple of really good paragraphs for the reader to want to read about what happens next or the climax of the story.

 

Remember: "If, when, because in our writing, makes our writing more exciting."

 

So: Scooby Doo looked at the monster stood above him and ran off in the other direction.

Could be: When the hideous, grotesque monster appeared towering above Scooby Doo, his legs raced away in the other direction like a cheetahs.

 

If you try the challenges maybe you could email me a copy to class3@blackbrook.oak.education

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