Welcome to Year 3!
Well there we have it Year 3. Another term over. It’s been another strange term hasn’t it?
Together we have ‘Walked like an Egyptian’, learning about key events and people from the Ancient Egyptian era. You’ve worked so incredibly hard throughout this term, teaching yourselves all there is to know. We’ve seen some incredible posters, leaflets, pyramids, fact files and more. Not only History, but many of you have continued to work through your learning packs or the online lessons of BBC Bitesize, ensuring you keep up to speed with the Year 3 curriculum.
Each and every day we waited for your emails and they didn’t disappoint. It has been so lovey to see your smiling faces while you’ve been working at home and learning key life skills that will help you in years to come. From learning to sew, cook, bake, making cups of tea, building dens, exploring your local environment to even creating a home for a snail. We’ve loved going on this journey with you and we’re so proud to call you our class.
Although next term may bring us more learning from home and the chance of us meeting together as a class is slim, we are here for you every step of the way. We’re only a phone call or an email away and we want to help you as much as we can. Next term we start a new topic and all will be revealed soon. We’ll guide you through your learning and continue to update you through Year 3 News!
We want to thank you and your families for the support you have given us during these unusual times. I’m sure you’ll agree it hasn’t been easy but knowing we have you all on our side and making us smile, we know we can accomplish anything.
For now, we have one final request. Take time over half term to have a break, enjoy spending quality time with your family, be safe, be sensible and most importantly, be happy. Who knows what next term will bring? We’ll tackle it together, as a team, like we always have.
Mrs Braithwaite, Miss Rushin & Mrs Bowler
Please use this link below to find Mrs Braithwaite's video update. Please select the Year 3 folder once there. The link for the BBC Bitesize lessons is also here.
BBC Bitesize lessons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
You can also find the updated suggested timetable below.
This next link is for those interested in Art:
Here are a list of websites that are great and will help the children learn about Ancient Egypt.
Dear Year 3,
Well done! That's our Spring term finished for this year. I hope you'll agree (despite the homeschooling bit), we have had a fantastic term 'living in the Stone Age'. You have all blown us away with your enthusiasm to learning and the willingness to achieve. We created incredible stories about 'Om', wrote letters to the author, created an incredible piece of cave art, took part in a topic homework project, visited Creswell Crags, touched real animal bones and the list goes on. As we're writing this, I have the biggest smile on my face, as I think about all the things we've shared and achieved together since January. You really are the loveliest group of children and we've missed teaching and having fun with you these last two weeks. However, we have an even more exciting topic coming up. It may be that we have to carry on learning at home but don't worry, as it won't stop us from 'Walking like an Egyptian'.
We are so incredibly proud of how mature you have been during this time. We have loved seeing the work you have done at home and it puts a smile on our faces every time we get a message from you. Over the Easter holidays, we'd like you to enjoy your time with your family, make precious memories together and have a break from your learning. We can't wait to hear about your home adventures and remember to look after each other!
For now, Happy Easter!
Mrs Braithwaite (& Bess!), Miss Rushin (& family) and Mrs Bowler (& Harley and Max)
Below are two links we have been sent from a parent.
Free music lessons by Myleene Class through YouTube
Science lessons with Maddie Moate
It was so lovely to receive an email from Grace's family today. They've been very busy over the last week with Joe Wicks, science, gardening, mini projects and even building their very own radio! (See pictures below)
Thank you Grace!
Keep looking on our class page for updates.
I have added more '2dos' to Purple Mash for you today. I will be posting a 'timetable' of activities for you soon to give you some ideas. There are already lots of websites posted on the Parent Help page that you could be using for the time being.
Wishing you all well!
Wow! I am so impressed with the homework which has already been handed in. Thank you to the parents for their support and help towards the project. The children should be very proud of themselves for what they have achieved.
Please see the photos below and celebrate this achievement with us.
I cannot wait to see the final parts of everyone's homework!
WB 2nd December 2019
This week, Mrs Smith from First Grade Sports came to teach the children dance.
The children had a fantastic time learning how to dance, imagining they are a character from the Stone Age.
The children took on the role of this character brilliantly and put together an excellent dance.
We have shared a few photos from the session below.
This week the children also had a brilliant time visiting St Michael's Church for the Christmas Tree Festival and Mansfield Palace Theatre for the Pantomime of Cinderella.
WB 26th November
This week the children have been busy making their Christmas Decorations ready for St Michael's Church Christmas Tree Festival.
The children learnt t trace a design with black out line and then fill it with glass paints. This is linked to our light topic this term where we've discussed the decorations as being translucent.
WB 18th November
Please see the below the children working hard, estimating and measuring a range of food items from Mrs Braithwaite's cupboard.
The children really enjoyed experiencing real life items.
WB 7th October
The children have had excellent fun this week, designing and making pizzas. They were so well behaved and learnt lots of skills within the kitchen. See the pictures below from the lesson.
The children have also worked hard in Numeracy, learning their times tables.
WB 30th September
Please see below pictures from last week when the children took part in active lessons for Stand Up Derbyshire Day. The children have then also been tasting fruits and vegetables ready for pizza making next week!
This week the children have been learning new ways to add. We've used 100 squares and formal methods. Look out for the homework on Friday as the children will teaching their parents.
In Literacy we've continued to work on instruction writing. The children have created their own animal and will be writing a set of instructions to explain how to look after it.
On Friday, the children will be taking part in active learning in support of Stand Up Derbyshire Day!