Welcome to Class 3's Page
Hello Class 3!
I hope you are all well and enjoying some lovely family time back at home. As I’m sure you are all aware by now, at this moment in time life seems to be changing all the time, so I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of the story of ‘Small Paul’. As we discussed in class, Small Paul is a child just like you. Sometimes he felt worried about what the tall people around him were talking about, and sometimes he felt frightened about how everything was changing around him. But Small Paul followed three magical steps and soon enough everything went back to normal. So I think we could all be a bit more like Small Paul (both children and adults!) at this time and remember his three steps:
- Look after yourself - Was your hands regularly, exercise when and where you can and relax your mind with a good book or fun game.
- Look after the ones you love - Offer a helping hand where possible, and help others relax their minds too.
- Be resilient - Be patient, be brave and be positive as things will get better!
If you would like to remind yourself of the story, click this link.
Following the closure of the school, we sent home learning packs for the first week or so for you to complete at home. I understand that each child will be at different stages in the pack, for those who think they may have completed the majority of it by now I will be attaching some useful links to home learning online resources that can further stretch your learning. Please do not panic if you feel like you have not got far enough in the packs yet! Learning is not a race; everyone will complete each individual task at different speeds. As long as you are trying your very best at each activity (which I know all of you will be!) then you are still furthering your learning.
I also wanted to take this time to say how incredibly proud Mrs Slee and Mrs Hancock and I are of each and every single one of you in Class 3. We know how difficult it must be having different teachers come in and out of school for such a long period of time, but you have handled this final transition superbly and I really feel like we had a fantastic first 10 weeks of learning together! I can’t wait to come back to school and see how you have all been doing, and what you have completed at home to really challenge yourselves.
Keep checking our class page for any further updates regarding your learning.
Have fun and stay safe.
Websites for home learning
So far since September this year you have been taught; number, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, statistics, fractions, measurement and time. Therefore it would be a good idea to recap some of this by searching for activities in those subject areas.
In my opinion this is the best resource for learning mathematics. There are different sections for each year group, click on either year 3 or year 4 and it will provide a lesson by lesson structure of each activity. It also has an online video/tutorial which explains how to work out each problem.
This resource has activities for other subjects too but I found more joy in using it for maths.
There are some really fun games on this website, just make sure you have your math brains on! This link takes you to the free games section.
This resource has a slimmer range of activities with a more game friendly approach. Click on ‘primary pupils’ and select an activity in the 7-11 age range.
Here you can access free online books to read and also brush up on reading some reading skills.
Class 3’s OxfordOwl log in details:
This resource is great for support on things like Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling!
This resource provides a more video based form of learning, great for auditory learners, as different aspects of English are explained and exampled.
Again BBC Bitesize provides great resources, this link takes you to the science topics that we have covered so far this year! More recently we have looked at ‘Living organisms and their habitats’ and we had just begun to touch on ‘Plants’. Have a go stretching your knowledge of these subjects, and dive into topics that you learnt right back in September like ‘Light’ and ‘The human body’!
It’s really important to keep fit and healthy during this time, so make sure to use any outdoor space available to you to practice your favourite sports! This could be dancing, running, football, rugby, boxing, horse riding, the lot!
Joe Wicks, a world famous fitness fanatic, is recording live streams Monday to Friday at 9am for children to be involved with nationwide. This is a free service provided on Youtube! And if you ever miss the live session you can always catch up at any time in the day by re-watching his daily PE videos. Highly recommended, I’ll be joining in at home! Click on the link to find his page.
Try to be as arty as you can whilst you’re at home… draw pictures, paint, make stuff, just really express yourself and we will be sure to show and tell anything you’re extremely proud of once we come back to school.