Friday 1st May

Good morning year 3! I can't quite believe that it is the 1st of May today and we are coming to the end of our fourth week of learning from home. In order to celebrate we are going to learn a little differently today. Today's task is to build a bridge underneath which your troll can live. You may use anything that you want to build your bridge. It could be recycled boxes or lego or you could try and build it from 10 pieces of recycled paper and tape - like we have done in class. There is an information pack on Twinkl to give you some ideas if you need them. If you would like to take a look search for 'Billy Goats Bridge Building STEM Activity and resource Pack.

I would love to see some photos of your bridges when they are finished. 

Happy building and have a nice weekend!



Thursday 30th April

Hello year 3. I saw some great use of adverbs yesterday. Well done! Today we are going to continue with our work on trolls and we are going to look at pages 12 and 13 of the booklet. We are going to use adverbs open our sentences and we are going to have a go at using relative clauses beginning with who. Use the example in the booklet to help you and do not worry if you find them tricky. We will go over them again.

In Maths we are going to continue with the daily bitesize lessons with a combination of addition and subtraction problems. How have you been finding the bitesize lessons? Please let me know.

I have noticed this week that the sunshine has disappeared and I have looked out of the window a few times and thought that it would be wet play if we were at school. I know how much many of you love to colour in during wet play so I have been looking for some sheets for you. If you search for 'Mindfulness Colouring' on Twinkl there are lots! 


Wednesday 29th April

Hello Year 3! I hope you are all awake and ready to learn. I saw some fantastic trolls yesterday with some great description. Well done! Today in English we are going to continue to look at writing about our trolls. Today you will be experts so you can choose some of the facts for yourselves. You are also going to use adverbs to help add extra information to your sentences. The activities will be found on pages 10 and 11 of the booklet.

For Maths we are going to continue with the bbc bitesize lessons for this week. Today's lesson is on efficient addition and subtraction methods. This is something that we have worked on a little in class but it is something that I was planning to come back to. It is also one of Mrs Dowdall's favourite strategies and you will revisit it again in year 4. The link for the lesson is below.


Tuesday 28th April

Good morning year 3. I hope that you are all doing okay and that you enjoyed reading about trolls yesterday. This week and the beginning of next week we are going to continue to work through the booklet. Each day I will signpost you to a different activity but you can also work at your own pace so if you miss a day you can always catch up later.

Today's activities are on page 8 and 9 of the booklet. If you are able to complete the creative challenge, I would love to see your drawings!

For maths we are going to continue to look at the bbc bitesize lesson recapping subtraction. Again, if you would like an extra challenge, please write some real life problems for some of your calculations.  This should be the link to the subtraction lesson. My apologies as I think it was addition previously. 

Madame Elena says hello and hopes that you are all safe and well. She has sent us a link to a website which contains videos to help you with your French conversation, including introducing yourself, saying how you feel and a trip to the supermarket as well as practice with your counting and alphabet. Click on the link and give a go. You will have to go to the bottom of the home page and find the 'Primary French' link.


Monday 27th April

Hello year 3! I can't quite believe that it is the beginning of another week. I hope that you had a restful weekend and that you have been able to enjoy the sunshine. 

In English we are going to work through a talk for writing booklet. We use a talk for writing approach in our writing in class so it shouldn't be too different to what you are used to. The booklet that we are going to use can be found by clicking on the link below and clicking on the 'Year 3 Unit' where you will join Professor Folklore in finding the truth about trolls.

Tomorrow's task is to read the report 'The Truth about Trolls.' Once you have read it, I would like you to complete the 'What do the words mean?' sheet. You can either print the sheet off or write the words and their definitions in your workbook. If you would like an extra challenge you could use of the words in a sentence or even a paragraph.

For maths this week we are going to recap on some of the learning that we did in class at the beginning of the year and we are going to start with the formal written method for addition. Today's lesson can be found below

If you would like an extra challenge, you could write some addition word problems. You could use 3 or 4 digit numbers and even decimals or money - as long as you are sure that you can work out the answer. If you do complete the challenge and your parents are happy for you to send me an email, send me one of your real life problems and I will see if my daughter can solve it (she is in year 5 so they can be a little bit tricky!)

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