Year 3 2019 - 2020

Miss Kilfoyle

Welcome to Year 3

We have two Year 3 classes: 3S and 3K.

3S

Class Teacher: Miss Sumner

Learning Support: Miss Williams

3K

Class Teacher: Miss Kilfoyle

Learning Support: Miss Winckle

Home Learning 

Hello Year 3! We hope you have been enjoying your time at home and the beautiful spring sunshine! We are going to give you lots of different learning challenges that you can do in the comfort of your own home, where you are safe and happy. We are incredibly proud of you for everything that you have achieved so far and we will continue to support you.

Monday 6th April

Hello Year 3,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and I wonder how you spent your time. I have been busy cooking, gardening, playing catch and reading. I had some food delivered to my house and as the kind man was getting the bags out of his delivery van, I heard a couple walk past and thank him for all of his hard work. I thought this was a very kind thing to say and it certainly made his day! Acts of kindness are so important because they make us feel good about ourselves and they have an impact on other people. 

Thank you so much to all of the children's parents who have been posting your work and achievements onto our Twitter page. Some children's parents have kindly emailed me photos of your work too. I can't even tell you how thrilled I am to see how hard you are all working! Well done Year 3! You clearly continue to be hard working, conscientious learners and you will be very successful in life with your attitude. 

I have some new friends in my garden - a family of magpies! It reminds me of the beautiful book 'The Magpie Song' that we shared together. I love to watch them and I have already spotted two this morning - two for joy! I am going to research magpies later today because I want to find out more about them. I will share my research with you later in the week! Have you seen any birds in your garden? Perhaps you could find out five facts and make a little booklet or leaflet (just like you did about whales - that was incredible work!)

This week the weather is going to be warm. The perfect time for sitting in the garden and getting lost in a book! Spend your time wisely, keep doing acts of kindness and have a look at the activities we have uploaded for you. We will continue to update this page so keep your eyes peeled!

We are thinking of you all! Stay safe and enjoy your week. 
 

Miss Kilfoyle and Miss Sumner 

 

Twitter

Please follow the school Twitter page and send us photos of any activities or finished pieces of work that you have completed. We would love to see what you have achieved! There are also weekly competitions on there, so ask your grown-up if you can take a look.

Maths

Scroll down to the bottom of our Year 3 page until you find a sub-title that says 'Files to Download'. There you will find the learning challenges which have been set for our different Maths groups. These will continue to be updated.

We have also uploaded an 'Easter Maths Booklet'. Don't worry if you haven't got a printer, you can still solve the problems or record your working out in a notepad.

Please continue to use TTRockstars and Sumdog.

Reading

Please continue to read daily at home. I've been reading a brilliant book called 'My Father's Dragon' by Ruth Stiles Gannett, I can highly recommend it. I’ve also been laughing out loud as I read 'The House at Pooh Corner'. Did you know that A.A.Milne wrote that book in 1928? I think she would be thrilled to know people are still enjoying it 92 years later. What a classic! Did any of your family members read the books when they were younger? Who was their favourite character?

Which books are you enjoying? Please let me know as I always love to hear of good book recommendations! My favourite book that we shared together was 'This Morning I Met a Whale' by Michael Morpurgo. That was the most moving book I have ever read! I'm sorry we didn't get to finish the book we were reading about the dragon, I promise you can take turns to borrow it off me. I know how much you would look after it.

If you don’t have many books at home, this link is great for online books and your parents can register for free.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc&fbclid=IwAR3lNJv6BuEWr2c9VwzP0F3YlLysqo84LVa2ifaFBpVRyEAMmuxyBpr5oUY

Here is a link to a list of recommended reading books for year 3 children:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

Poem of the Week

Scroll down to the bottom of our Year 3 page until you find a sub-title that says 'Files to Download'. There you will find our 'Poem of the Week' and some questions about what you have read.

I miss reading you the poem about what the different children are ordering for their lunch! What about Pete? Pete like meat! What about Sam? Sam likes ham! I wonder if you or your family's names rhyme with any food?

Spellings

In our files we have included a list of the Year 3 and 4 common exception words. Only focus on six spellings at a time.Try to learn how to spell these words in fun ways:

Make the words out of blue tac or play dough, find the letters in old magazines and cut them up so you can make the word, make your own word search, turn them into artwork or see how many times you can write them in a minute with your eyes closed!  If like me, you love to play school, then give your teddy bears a weekly spelling test!

Handwriting and Spag

We have attached activities for you to complete in our files. Again, you don't need to print the activities off, you can do them in your home learning book.

Exercise

We love exercising every day! It keeps us fit, makes us feel uplifted and helps us to focus. We have been taking part in Joe Wick's workout every day - it's so much fun! Make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear and have a bottle of water handy (you will certainly need it). He is live every morning at 9am, but you can do his workout at a time that suits you as they are all on his Youtube channel.

#PEwithJOE

After you have done a Joe Wicks workout several times, you could make up your own routine! Write down your routine or film it and we promise we will try it out! Your ideas are always wonderful and we know how much you enjoy being active.

If you have got a skipping rope then try to use it for ten minutes every day. As I skip, I love to chant a rhyme - the chant below is my favourite!

'Mabel, Mabel, set the table, just as fast as you are able, don't forget the vinegar, mustard and red-hot pepper!'

What can you do to help at home?

Your grown-ups are lucky and privileged to get the opportunity to spend so much time with you at the moment. We understand that every family is different and some of your grown-ups are busy working during the day (we can imagine how considerate and quiet you are being for them). Some of you will have younger siblings or elderly relatives who are keeping your grown-ups busy. Luckily for your grown-ups, you all have hearts of gold and love to help. Below are some extra things that you can do:

  • Make your bed each morning. Bang your pillow to make it fluffy again, straighten out your blanket and rearrange any extra cushions or teddies neatly.
  • Write letters or draw pictures to friends, family or neighbours. If your family are self-isolating, you could ask your grown-up to take a photo of your hard work and send it to the lucky person on their phone. I wrote a letter to my dad to wish him a happy birthday - it really brightened up his day!
  • Ask your grown-up to get you a bowl of soapy water and a sponge and clean your toys!
  • Weed the garden. This is an excellent life skill and you will love being outside with nature. Have you noticed how clearly you can hear the birds sing at the moment? That's because there is hardly any traffic or planes flying over us.
  • Sort out the recycling. Make sure you wear gloves to do this and thoroughly wash your hands with soap after.
  • Say 'thank you' to the people who you live with and remind yourself of how lucky you are for every act of kindness they show.

You will also have excellent ideas about how we can show kindness. I would love it if you could write down your ideas and share them on our Twitter page, then you will be inspiring me! We always help each other to be the best version of ourselves, that's what being in a team is all about!

Daily Sketching

Every day, after eating my healthy lunch, I love to sketch with my pencil. I wonder where you enjoy sketching. I love to sketch outside, on my door step because I can hear the sound of the birds and I find that very relaxing. I usually sketch for about thirty minutes and at the end of the week I love to look through my sketch pad and put my favourite pictures on my wall. This is a thoughtful activity to do if you need to be quiet (if your hard-working grown-ups are working) and if you have got siblings then you could ask them to join you. Please share any of your sketches on our Twitter page, I always love seeing your skilful artwork!

Things I have sketched:

My favourite book cover, a mythical creature, a pair of sunglasses, shoes, packaging (a tin of beans, cereal box, apple juice container), view from a window,  a plant, a stack of books, sea shells, objects in my pocket, fruit or vegetables, a pair of socks (clean!), a video game controller and my favourite teddy. Happy sketching!

Step-by-step drawing

Here is a fun website that has step-by-step instructions on how to draw a variety of different things. See what you can create!

http://www.hellokids.com/r_12/drawing-for-kids

‘Open the Book’ at Home

A caring and enthusiastic man called Jon has kindly recorded an assembly for you to watch from the safety of his own home (it is seventeen minutes long). I watched it with my children and thoroughly enjoyed it and thought deeply about his message. It is based on a Bible story and we hope you enjoy it.

Episode One (02/04/2020)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYXFw7bn0VU

Episode Two (06/04/2020) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIfQWBZnibM

I will continue to add new episodes as Jon records them.  

D&T

The website below has got some excellent ideas and resouces to inspire you in the kitchen! There are lots of activies about food, farming, keeping healthy and some scrumptious recipes. Take a look. We'd love to see some photos if you cook something!

 https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/whole-school/remote-learning/

STEM - this website has some nice ideas for things children could be doing at home related to Science , Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary#science

Learn to Sew

If you have got a sewing kit and some old material, have a go! Sewing is a wonderful life skill and is so enjoyable and relaxing.  Can you thread the cotton through the needle? Sew a button onto a piece of material? Sew two pieces of material together and tie a knot? Sewing gives me a great sense of achievement. I've still got a red cushion that I made when I was at school! If you would like to improve your sewing skills further, then take a look at the video link below. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/4WeLXueyW3w

Design your own board game and write instructions teaching people how to play.
Bonus challenge: Make the board game!

Computing

With an adult’s permission, log into Google Forms and continue (or create, if your survey is saved to your partner’s account) the surveys about school dinners that we started in school.
Go to Google Forms: https://www.google.co.uk/forms/about/
Username: your sumdog log in plus @wfschool.uk (e.g. 23esum@wfschool.uk)

Password: your sumdog password with a w in front, with no spaces (e.g. wbowl28)

Music

We know how talented you are and how much you thrive in your Music lessons, so we have added planning based on an inspirational unit of work called 'Bringing us Together'. You will enjoy the song and learning challenges and perhaps you could put on a performance for your family to enjoy at the end of the block. They would love to see your work, you always make them feel very proud. If you have adults who are working from home, then you might need to talk to them about the best time for you to do these activities (they are noisy!) - we know how considerate you are. Please look in our files for the Music plan and song words. Enjoy!

Topic

We have attached a Hieroglyphics challenge to our files at the bottom of the page. Can you use the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics to write a message to our school?

French

 Bonjour la classe! Ca va?                                                                                                                                                   Check our new  MFL webpage under our school tab  to continue practising French through games and songs.                       A bientôt!                                                                                                   Madame Saulnier 

 

News Items (September 2019 - March 2020)

Swimming

It is a privilege to take our Year 3 children swimming each week. The progress they are making each week is exceptional and their enthusiasm is lovely. We assess the children throughout their lessons and make changes to the groups if we feel it is necessary.  It makes us smile each week to hear the children thanking the staff at the swimming pool and the bus driver. Our children have impeccable manners and are a delight to take out!

Our Trip to Little Neston Methodist Church

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Little Neston Methodist Church where we met lots of the characters from the Nativity Story. We increased our knowledge about the events of the Christmas Story and we asked lots of interesting and thoughtful questions. Year 3 walked sensibly and safely to the Church, and we would like to praise them for their beautiful manners that they used when members of the public kindly waited to let us pass. 

Geography - UK

The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at a range of maps, photos, diagrams and research based on the UK. Please encourage them to explore their local environment and to bring in any examples of maps that you may come across. 

World Book Day

We had a memorable time on World Book Day, celebrating our love of books! Thank you to everyone for providing and helping the children with their imaginative costumes. The children enjoyed watching our staff performance of ‘Paddington Bear'. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact the School

Woodfall Primary and Nursery School

Woodfall Lane
Little Neston
Neston
CH64 4BT

Main Contact: In case of query, please contact the Headteacher.

Tel: 0151 338 2288
Fax: 0151 353 1402
admin@woodfall.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Jane Bramham, Deputy Headteacher

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