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Wordsworth

Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

              3AD                                                 3NT                                      3MD

Mr Dear (with Miss Davies)     Mrs Nice and Miss Trollope            Mr Davies            

Summer 2

Monday 6th July 2020

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all doing ok.   

This week we have some important news fo you. As lots of you are coming into school during the last week of term, there will be no home learning put on the website that week. Therefore, this week is the last week of home learning! We know that it has been tough at times, but we hope that you have also found things that inspire you, and have used some of the time to follow your own interests and learn new skills. There is a letter attached below from Mrs Barwell which explains this in more detail and has some links to other websites you could use if you would like to continue learning at home. 

There is some  maths ready for you to try this week, and geography too.  Don't forget to keep working through the coding - you can get to the end of level 3 if possible!

Wednesday 1st July

Morning Year 3!  The weather is looking better today, so hopefully you can get outside for some time today.  There is  maths, English, reading and art added today.  There is also  science from last week that quite a lot of people haven't done yet. 

Monday 29th June

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you have had a good weekend and are ready for some more learning.  

There are just 2 days of 30 days wild left, so today the challenge is to pick up some litter (but make sure you are careful and stay safe), then tomorrow you can write a wild poem.  I look forward to seeing some photos.

Today there is the maths for the week ready on the website, an english lesson on prefixes, and a geography challenge for you to have a go at.  Don't forget to keep reading as well!

Tuesday 23rd June

Morning Year 3! It has been great to see so many daffodils coming in through Dojo, keep them coming, they will all look amazing. Hopefully you have all received an invitation for your children to discover who their new teacher will be. We have tried to make sure everyone has got an invitation through dojo or e-mail but if your aware of anyone who hasn't please pass the message on, everyone is welcome. Activities are still relevant from yesterday

Included today is a History activity, finding out about the Anglo-Saxon / Viking period of British history.

For thirty days wild today, you need to google some amazing animals facts about your favourite creature.  What can you find out?

On the website, there is Maths for the week, along with the 5 a day, and practising your times tables.

In Science there are a couple of experiments to have a go at on Friction.

There is an art task about dragons, and some Geography about rivers(on Tuesday).

For English you can continue your dragon stories or look at the page for some other ideas.  Keep reading for pleasure as well! 

Monday 22nd June

Morning Year 3!  Thanks for all the lovely work you have been sending us.  Don't forget to check your class dojo account for a special invitation.

Looks like a fab week weather wise, so don't forget (whilst your having fun!) to drink plenty of water, protect your skin with sun cream and if possible to wear a hat.

For thirty days wild today, you need to google some amazing animals facts about your favourite creature.  What can you find out?

On the website, there is Maths for the week, along with the 5 a day, and practising your times tables.

In Science there are a couple of experiments to have a go at on Friction.

There is an art task about dragons, and some Geography about rivers(on Tuesday).

For English you can continue your dragon stories or look at the page for some other ideas.  Keep reading for pleasure as well! 

Home learning- Key Messages for parents of children not at school

Dear Parents,

Firstly, and most importantly, we hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

Schools remain closed and we have no idea of how long this will last. We appreciate that this brings many challenges, including the prospect of homeschooling. With this in mind, we wanted to share some key messages with you, in the hope that this will clarify expectations and support you at this difficult time.

  • There is an expectation that schools should be setting some home learning. However, striking the balance is tricky as children are not used to this and may find it a challenge to settle. The most important thing is yours and your children’s mental health and well- being. The absolute priority is that you are all happy and safe.
  • Structure and routine can be helpful for children- making Monday to Friday different to the weekend can help, as can a visual timetable (with regular breaks.) However, there is a need to be flexible- children will have good days and bad days and will find it difficult to learn if they are anxious or frustrated.
  • The learning that teachers will be setting now is not new learning, but designed to support previous learning. We are trying to set activities that everyone can access (even without printers), that will support learning, but are also fun. There are also a wealth of resources online and Facebook home learning groups such as ‘Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas’ and ‘Keeping Them Entertained’ to support parents.
  • Year groups are providing a variety of activities on the school website- they are not compulsory, you know your child best – encourage them to do the activities they feel most comfortable with. If you can load work onto Dojo that is great, as teachers will always respond and this will motivate and encourage your child but please don’t worry if you can’t. We have been very impressed with all the hard work and contributions from your children so far.

This is what we recommend:

  • Short sessions/ bursts of learning. There will be times when your child is not willing to engage in learning. We suggest a ‘little and often’ approach. It is often best to take a break when things get too much and revisit learning at a later time.  
  • Reading is the most important thing to continue- this can be your child reading to you, siblings or themselves or you reading to your child.
  • Creative activities, life skills (such as cooking), play and outside time/ exercise are just as important and help to break up the day.
  • Try to limit screen time if possible.
  • We do not expect children to be learning for the length of a school day, 2-3 hours is plenty and they might not manage this every day. That is O.K. However, if they are keen to do more there is no harm in that either.
  • Here is an example of a suggested timetable. This is not compulsory and we are not expecting you to follow this, but it may be helpful:

20 - 30 minutes of reading

15 minutes phonics activity / 20-30 minutes English for KS2

20 - 30 minutes of maths activity

30 - 45 minutes of chosen activity from those given

Children’s behaviour may change due to the current situation, this is normal. Please reach out to us if you need any help or support. If you can, please keep in touch with your class teacher via Dojo so we know you are healthy and safe.

Finally: Please don’t worry about your child falling behind, we are already thinking hard about when children return to school and how we will support them both emotionally and with their learning. Year 6 teachers will be communicating closely with secondary schools regarding transition. We are thinking of you all and wish you all the best…In the words of Abraham Lincoln- ‘This too shall pass.’  

UPDATED 23.03.20 - Dear Parents, this might be useful if your child is worried about coronavirus. This book has been produced by an intensive care nurse at Southampton General Hospital to help explain things to them:

https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf

Take care and stay safe!

EXTRAS: Have a look underneath this message and you'll find access to this week's First News, a newspaper aimed at KS2 children. There are some reading comprehensions, quizzes and puzzles, at 3 different levels so you can choose the one that's appropriate to you! Happy reading!