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Welcome to Class 4 – The Maples!

 

Our Class Teacher is Miss Apps.

 

Our Trainee Teacher is Miss Nelson.

 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Whitby.

 

We are a class of 28 Year 3 children.

 

This year, our key focus each term will be one of Toynton's 6 R's. This term, the R will be reflection.  

 

Class email address

maples@tasps.net

You can send any pictures, videos or files of your work to this email address.

Useful Websites

Accelerated Reader - https://www.myon.co.uk/

Spongy Elephant Front Page - https://www.spongyelephant.com/primarypupils/

Code.org - https://studio.code.org/home

Times Tables Rock Stars - https://ttrockstars.com/

Children's Guide to Coronavirus

Wednesday 8th July

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I've noticed that a couple of you have already completed the workbooks from Monday, so I have added a couple of extra activities. Also, don't forget that you can access coding.org from https://www.spongyelephant.com/primarypupils/. There are a lot of daily lessons on there as well, so why not choose one for yourself. You could even post on Google Classrooms if you find something that you think would interest everyone else.

 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Monday 6th July

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

This week, I have put English and maths transition booklets on the website for you to have a go at. The booklets contains a selection of activities to have a go at over the next 2 weeks. The purpose of them is to revise learning from Y3, and give Mrs Parker an idea of any gaps she will need to revisit. You don't have to do them in order, and don't worry if you find any of them a bit tricky - just have a go at a different one. 
 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

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Friday 3rd July

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenges. These can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z68k3j6
  2. Today's English task is to complete your story and check your work. If you have time, can you improve any vocabulary?

 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Thursday 2nd July

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on 'Telling the time in 5 minute intervals'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf4ydm
  2. Today's English task is to write your story. Don't forget all those Year 3 'ticks', and make sure you check through your work carefully.

   

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Wednesday 1st July

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on 'Recognising 3D shapes'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwscf82
  2. Story starter!

    As an astronomer, Peter believed he had the best job in the world! Ever since he was a boy, Peter had been fascinated with stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies. Any celestial object that he witnessed had Peter enraptured.

    As he stood alone on the frozen surface of the lake, wrapped up well against the bitterly cold wind, Peter glimpsed something extraordinary through his telescope. It was in moments like this that Peter truly felt alive...

 

Use this story starter to begin planning your story. To make the story interesting, Peter should spot something new of different that evening. Then, think about what happens next?  It could be that something exciting actually happens, or Peter could  imagine something happening. 

Today's task is to plan the story. You can do this however you like, but don't write the story. Once you have completed your plan, try to find someone to tell the story to. The more times you repeat telling the story, the better it will get as you add more detail, and the easier you will find writing it tomorrow. 

 

   

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on 'Recognising 2D shapes'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkhbp4j
  2. Use the picture from yesterday to help with this activity.

    Sentence challenges!

    Peter looked at the sky.


    Which is the verb in my sentence? (Verbs are action/doing words)

    Can you think of a better verb to use?

    Why is your verb better than mine?

    Can you improve my sentence in any other way?


    Sick sentences!
    These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

    Peter stood on the lake. It was a starry night. There were stars everywhere. Peter looked through his telescope.

   

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Monday 29th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Following two weeks of poetry, this week we will be starting our final project - 'Looking forward to the future'. We will still be be reflecting on our year together, but will now be thinking forward to the opportunities and challenges that next year may bring.

 

Throughout our final weeks in school, I will be teaching afternoons in a key worker bubble. I will therefore be unable to reply to messages between midday and 3.30. However, any messages or work submitted during this time will be replied to by the end of the day. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on 'Drawing lines and shapes accurately'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcxy6g8
  2. 'As an astronomer, Peter believed he had the best job in the world! Ever since he was a boy, Peter had been fascinated with stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies. Any celestial object that he witnessed had Peter enraptured.'

Using the text and the picture above to help you, answer the following questions in the questions:

What is Peter’s job?

Why do you think he enjoys his job so much?

What subjects do you think Peter enjoyed at school?

What do you think he has seen through his telescope?

How does a telescope work?

What subjects do you enjoy at school?

What job would you like when you’re older?
 

     3. Can you draw a picture of the job you would like to have when you’re older?

 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Friday 26th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenges. These can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9n796f
  2. For today's Big Write, I would like you to choose whatever you like to write about. The only rule is that I would like the writing to include sentences. You could write a story, a fact file, a letter, a set of instructions...the choice is yours. 
  3. Take a look at the poems in the anthology post. Can you add a poem? Which poem in the anthology is your favourite? You can post your comments in the thread.

     

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Thursday 25th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on 'Parallel and perpendicular lines in shapes'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64kvwx
  2. Today is the final day of our poetry writing project. Your final task is to perform a final check of your spellings, then draft a neat copy of your work in beautiful, joined handwriting. As a finishing touch, you could decorate your poem. This could be by drawing pictures around the edge, or if you have written your poem in pen, you could draw a picture behind the writing in light pencil crayon - the choice is yours.
    Please send in your completed poems, as it would be great to include your finished work in this week's newsletter.

     

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on 'Describing Lines'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxc9ydm
  2. For English, 

     I would like you to read your poem to someone. When you read it, it should sound a bit like a song. If it sounds more like a piece of descriptive writing - complete with sentences, can you change or remove some words to make it more poetic?

Here is an example:

My family is full of love. 
We care for each other all the time 
and share our worries and joys.

 

would be more poetic as:

My family - full of love,
Always caring,
Always sharing - good or bad.

 
Remember that you don't need to write in sentences. Commas can be used to show the reader where to pause, and a full stop can be put at the end of a verse.

You don't need to submit your poem today, but you can use the comments section of the assignment to ask questions or trial lines.

 

     3. Mr Pillans has set a new set of science challenges.

 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Well, our first day using Google Classrooms went extremely well. It was lovely to see all your fabulous work - you certainly kept me busy looking through it all! Today, I've set English and Maths as before, but have added an extra activity called 'Poetry Anthology' which doesn't need completing today. Also, could everyone make sure that they have completed the 'Test Submission' activity so that I can turn your pictures into a banner to head our Google Classroom page.

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on 'Comparing Angles'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2gcsk7
  2. For English, having chosen a topic which means something to you, and explored some vocabulary (including alliterative noun phrases), it's now time to draft your poem. When you have written a couple of lines, make sure you read them out loud to see how they sound. Remember that you don't have to write in sentences, but your poem will need some form of structure. This could be a rhythm, a rhyme, or just a pattern to each line.  
    There is no need to submit anything today as we will be improving and redrafting later in the week.
  3. Have you found any poems that you enjoyed so much that you want to recommend them to the class? Send in your poem, and why you think everyone will enjoy it.

 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

 

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I hope you are all set up and ready to trial Google Classrooms. As today is the first day, I have only set the daily English and Maths activities. I will add more during the week as we all get to know the platform.

 

Here are today's activities:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on 'Turns and Angles'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwy3trd
  2. For English, last week you made a vocabulary mind map for your chosen topic. Today, I would like you to choose at least three nouns from your mind map, and see if you can turn them into noun phrases by adding an alliterative adjective. If you didn't manage to make a mind map, don't worry, I have put mine on here as a resource.
    Here are some examples of alliterative noun phrases:
         glistening glass
         mystical moonlight
         ice cold iron

 

Please submit any completed work via Google Classrooms

Miss Apps

Friday 19th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Well done to everyone who logged onto Google Classrooms yesterday. If you haven't managed to yet, try and sign up today and complete the two test submissions - they'll only take you a couple of minutes. If you have any questions or concerns, I will be available from midday via Dojo.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenges. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zx8p7yc 
  2. For English, BBC Bitesize has a lesson on alliteration. Take a look at it as it could come in handy when we write our poems next week. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc3v6g8 I will put my vocabulary mind map on the website on Monday. 
  3. Mr Pillans has set some science challenges which I have put on the school website.
  4. Continue your poetry diary by finding and reading one poem each day. 

 

Miss Apps

Thursday 18th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I can't believe how quickly each week goes by, but it is newsletter time again. Please make sure you send in any pictures you would like including this week. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on 'Problem solving with adding and subtracting fractions'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2296f
  2. For English, I would like you to choose one of the topics from yesterday's lesson. Write the topic in the centre of your paper, then write as many words as you can related to the topic all over your paper. Try to be ambitious with your vocabulary even if you are not sure how to spell the word. You could use a thesaurus or  https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/ or  https://kidthesaurus.com/ or http://wordcentral.com/ to help you. Once you have a page full of words, can you spot any that rhyme? If any of your words rhyme, circle them in the same colour. Don't worry if you struggle to make a word bank as I will put mine on the website tomorrow for you to use instead.
  3. BBC Bitesize has a lesson on sculpture which can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9ggp4j 

     4. Continue your poetry diary by finding and reading one poem each day. 

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Wednesday 17th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on 'Subtracting fractions with the same denominator'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znggp4j
  2. For English, yesterday we had been thinking about the different reasons for poems being written. Some poems are written just for entertainment, but many are written to convey a message. Today, I would like you to think about something that is important to you and why - you may want to mind map your ideas. Here are a few ideas, but feel free to come up with your own: protecting the rain forests, caring for the elderly, saving water, keeping the oceans clean, having time to think, dancing etc. The list is endless, but try to think of something that you really care about. Don't try and write the poem yet, as tomorrow we will be making a word bank to help make your poem full of interesting vocabulary.
  3. If you haven't completed the 'reflections' task yet, have a go at taking a photograph or drawing a reflection. I would love to have enough to change our class page banner.

     4. Continue your poetry diary by finding and reading one poem each day. Do you or your parents have any poetry books? or know any off           by heart?

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Tuesday 16th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tueday's maths activity on 'Adding fractions with the same denominator'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfs2v4
  2. For English, I want you to think about why you might write a poem. Think back to why Benjamin Zephaniah writes his poetry. Can you think of any other reasons? It might help to think about where you have seen or read poems. 
  3. Can you remember any of 'The Owl and the Pussycat'? You could draw a picture of a scene from the poem.

     4. Continue your poetry diary by finding and reading one poem each day. Can you find any on myON?

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Monday 15th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Over the last two weeks, Maples has produced some fabulous work based on the topic 'Space'. I hope you all enjoyed our imaginary trip to the moon. It's amazing to think that trips to Mars may be possible very soon!

This week, we will be starting a poetry project. We will be looking at different styles of poetry, and thinking about what it is written for, before planning and writing our own poems.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on 'Ordering fractions'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z74gp4j
  2. For English, I have put a reading comprehension paper on the school website all about the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. You only need to read and complete the first paper (pages 1-4)
  3. Make sure you get your daily exercise. You could even come up with a record to challenge your classmates (how many hops in a minute etc). Just send me your record and I'll put out a challenge for everyone to try and beat it!

     4. Start a poetry diary by finding and reading one poem each day. 

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Friday 12th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Friday's maths activity on 'Handling data'. Today's lesson is an investigation combining both maths and P.E. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmtx8hv
  2. For English, have a look through your writing for this week's task and underline any words which you are unsure how to spell. You can then use either the 'have a go' strategy, where you try several attempts and choose the one which looks right, or use a dictionary to look up the word (an online dictionary can be accessed at https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/). Once you have attempted to correct any spellings and improved any vocabulary, you can write a second draft to practise your handwriting.
  3. Continue the science work set by Mr Pillans last week.
  4. Complete your daily diary

 

Miss Apps

Thursday 11th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who sent in their 'If I were on the moon' writing yesterday. Don't worry if you haven't yet, as you are going to have until the end of the week to improve and redraft the work. We will looking at improving vocabulary today, and checking spellings tomorrow. Can I also remind everyone that I have to submit our newsletter by the end of today, so don't forget to send in your pictures if you want them including. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on 'Comparing two fractions'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwypqfr
  2. For English, work through the lesson on BBC Bitesize on 'synonyms and antonyms'. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwqmfr. I would then like you to look through your 'If I were on the moon' writing, and see if you can change any of the vocabulary by using a synonym. 
  3. As our 'R' for this term is reflection, I would like us to make a pic collage entitled 'Reflections' to put on our web page. These could be photographs of reflections, drawings, poetry about reflecting or reflections, or anything else you can think of. This is your chance to be really creative!
  4. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Wednesday 10th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who has been sending in pictures on Dojo. As well as being used on the website, these pictures are now being used in school in readiness for our return - so keep them coming. If anyone has drawn any pictures using the art project on myON, I would love to see your work.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on 'Finding missing numerators and denominators'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbqkvwx
  2. Having read the book 'If I were an astronaut', many of you noticed that it was written in first person and future tense - well done. You also spotted that it was very repetitive - a bit like a poem. It is now your turn to write a similar piece of writing, using your research and planning, entitled 'If I were on the moon'.  As you have five activities that you would do on the moon, you should have five short paragraphs in your writing. To help you get started, I have written an example of a paragraph:

If I were on the moon, I would bounce on my bright orange space hopper. I would bounce so high that I would be able to catch a shooting star in a fishing net. Back at home, I would use the star to read my favourite book at night.

    3. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Tuesday 9th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Well done to everyone who completed their 'moon mind map'. Tomorrow, you will be beginning to draft your own writing, so today I'm going to give everyone the opportunity to finish their planning and read 'If I were an Astronaut' in preparation. If you have already completed these activities, there is an additional English activity detailed below.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on 'Equivalent Fractions and simplifying fractions'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znsc86f
  2. For those children who have completed their research and planning for this week's writing, there is an activity on 'Using a Dictionary' on BBC Bitesize. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmy3rj6
  3. On myON, I have added some extra books to the 'Art' project. You can read the books and have a go at some of the art projects. 

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Monday 8th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who sent in their Big Writes. It was lovely reading about what you have liked and disliked about learning from home. I have tried to provide feedback to everyone, so if you think I have missed your submission, just let me know on Dojo. This week, I will be teaching at Toynton in the morning, but will be available in the afternoon if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on 'Equivalent Fractions'. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm8g47h 
  2. For English, I would like you to make a mind map of things you would like to do on the moon. Draw a small picture of you on the moon in the middle, and then draw 5 images of things you would do around the outside. Think about it carefully, and try and pick things which would be different if you did them on the moon. To begin with, you may need to think about what the differences are between Earth and the moon. 
  3. Read the 'Neil Armstrong' and '50th anniversary of the moon landings' documents. There may be some ideas to help with your English mind map.
  4. Design and draw a space suit. Make sure you think about what your suit would need when you are on the moon, and include labels on your design.

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Friday 5th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenge. Today's lesson can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztrrn9q 
  2. For English, I would like you to comment on how 'If I Were an Astronaut' is written. Can you identify what tense it is written in? Which person? Are there any patterns to the text? 
  3. Mr Pillans has sent a 2 week plan for Science/Geography, which I have put on the class web page. There are 2 documents to look at.
  4. For something a bit different, there is a French lesson on BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64xprd

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Miss Apps

 

Thursday 4th June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a Big Write - the pile of work is looking a lot healthier now. Don't forget to send in any pictures of your models, drawings or paintings, as I have to submit our newsletter page by the end of the day. Please could everyone note that tomorrow's English will be based on the book 'If I were an Astronaut'. Using the audio, it only takes 3 minutes to read. I would really appreciate if everyone can find time the time to help their child log in to their myON account so that they can access the book. It will really help them with their writing next week.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on 'Non unit fractions of amounts'. Today's lesson can be accessed at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z78g47h
  2. For English, complete the English activity on BBC bitesize. It will help you revise using apostrophes for possession, and can be accessed here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvnxhbk
  3. Make sure you have read the book 'If I were an Astronaut' on myON. It is only short, and you can use the audio function if you need to. This book will be the inspiration for our writing. If you struggle to access myON, please Dojo me.
  4. Complete any models, drawings or paintings.

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Miss Apps

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I am sure everyone has been working really hard on their home-learning activities this week, but I haven't received many Big Writes yet. Please could everyone try and submit something by Friday as this will give me the weekend to read through the work, check against targets, and plan the English content for the final term. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on ' Finding a fraction of an amount'. Today's lesson can be accessed at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrytnrd
  2. For English, complete the English activity on BBC bitesize. It will help you revise using apostrophes for contraction, and can be accessed here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhcsvk7.
  3. Make sure you have read the book 'If I were an Astronaut' on myON. It is only short, and you can use the audio function if you need to. This book will be the inspiration for our writing. If you struggle to access myON, please Dojo me.
  4. Imagine you are on the moon looking at the earth. Try drawing or painting the view.

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on ' Marking fractions on a number line above 1'. Today's lesson can be accessed at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfxw7nb
  2. For English, I would like you to continue your Big Write. Make sure you check your work carefully and 'purple polish' where necessary, and don't forget to try and gain some stars on your target card!
  3. I have put a reading activity on our school web page about the SpaceX launch. There is an information page, some questions and the answers.
  4. Research and make a model of either the Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon Spacecraft on top or the International Space Station. You could use junk modelling, Lego or anything else you have in your house. 

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Monday 1st June

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I hope everyone has had a nice half term; I know that I have been enjoying the sunshine! If anyone has any pictures to share, remember you can send them in through Dojo or the class e-mail, and there is still time to submit a Scooby Doo story or picture for our book.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on 'Fractions on a number line'. Today's lesson can be accessed at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm8g47h
  2. For English, I would like you to complete a Big Write activity. I would like you to write about what you have enjoyed, and what has been challenging about spending most of your time at home. You could write about home learning activities, ways you've found to entertain yourself, spending more time with your family, or anything else you can think of. Try to write a paragraph for each 'thing' you want to discuss. It would be great if everyone could try and write something, as it would help me to devise this term's activities. Big Writes can be submitted via Dojo or class e-mail, and can be typed or handwritten.
  3. To celebrate Space X and Nasa successfully launching a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket and docking with the International Space Station, we will be spending a few weeks learning about space flight. To begin the topic, I have started a new project on myON containing some useful reading, but it would also be great if everyone could try and find out some more information about either Saturday's launch, rockets or the International Space Station (ISS). 
  4. Make sure you get some daily exercise, but remember your sun hat and sun cream if you go outside and it's as hot as yesterday!

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Week commencing 18th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

As I am working in the nest this week, I will be setting work for the whole week today. Please be aware that I may not be able to respond to your queries as quickly during this week, but I will be checking Dojo when I get home from school. Don't forget, you can still send in your work and pictures either via Dojo or the class email. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try this week:

  1. Maths lessons will be available daily through White Rose Maths. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. Complete your Ancient Egyptian information page. If you have enjoyed making your page, you could choose another of the topics to produce a different page.
  3. Choose your favourite cartoon to write a new episode for. Think about how you researched and planned the Scooby Doo episode, and apply the same process to your choice of cartoon.
  4. Redraw the scene you drew several weeks ago. How do your two pictures differ? What has changed? and why do you think this is?
  5. Create your own project. This could be about anything that interests you, but make sure all your work is researched carefully and presented neatly and appropriately. Once complete, I will put all the projects on the GoogleDrive so that you can see each others.
  6. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Friday 15th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you for all the fabulous pictures that you have sent in this week - everyone has been really busy! I have put a collage together of your Roman and Egyptian costumes for the newsletter and the Class Story page on Dojo. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenge. Don't forget that you can get a parent to join in the family challenge. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. BBC Bitesize has an Art lesson about drawing facial expressions. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. It's now time to start drafting your Ancient Egyptian information page. When writing your page, don't forget to follow your plan carefully and stick to the topic you chose at the beginning of the week. Use all the features you found in 'The Romans' page, and remember to check you include features from the non-chronological report check list. You can either hand write your page or use a computer. 
  4. Mr Pillans has sent through the next science lesson. It is all about shadows.

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Thursday 14th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who dressed up as an Egyptian or Roman yesterday - some of you were very creative! I will need to submit our newsletter entry by the end of the day, so you still have time to dress up and send in a picture if you wish to be included. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on multiplication and division problems. Unfortunately, the worksheets for the lessons are no longer available. However, there are now more opportunities during the lessons for the children to 'have a go'. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. BBC Bitesize has an English lesson about there, their and they're. We have looked at this homophone before, but this lesson would be good revision before writing your information text. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. Now that you've looked at the features of a non-chronological report, it is time to start planning your own information text. Using your Egyptian research from Monday, start to plan your writing. Most importantly, you need to try to use notes at this stage, not sentences. You can choose to use the planning sheet I've put on the website or design your own - it's up to you. 
  4. BBC Bitesize also has a lesson on designing. After watching the lesson, you could try designing something practical to solve a real problem. Perhaps you could design a wind powered bicycle, or a bedroom storage system with secret compartments - I'll leave it up to you! The lesson can be accessed at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit numbers. Unfortunately, the worksheets for the lessons are no longer available. However, there are now more opportunities during the lessons for the children to 'have a go'. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
  2. The information text we will be writing is a type of non-chronological report. I have put a document on the website which details the features of this type of text. Have a read through the features, and see if you can spot any of them in 'The Romans' text. You may have spotted some already!
  3. Can you dress up as either a Roman or an Egyptian? Use whatever you can find in your house (but remember to ask a parent before turning a sheet into a toga!) You could make a Roman laurel headdress out of leaves or paint a decorative Egyptian collar. Let's try and get enough photos together to put in the newsletter this week.
  4. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Tuesday 12th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers. Unfortunately, the worksheets for the lessons are no longer available. However, there are now more opportunities during the lessons for the children to 'have a go'. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. BBC bitesize has a Geography lesson about longitude and latitude. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. I have provided an information page about 'The Romans'. Can you spot any features of the text. Think about the tense it is written in, any interesting punctuation, the layout of the text etc. If you send me anything you spot, I'll make a virtual working wall with your ideas.

     4. From the information in 'The Romans' text, can you draw what a Roman banquet would look like. 

     5. Complete your daily diary.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Monday 11th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I hope everyone had a nice bank holiday weekend. I have already seen some pictures of your VE day celebrations, but would love to see more! I've also received many Scooby Doo stories and illustrations for our book, but it is not too late to submit your work if you would like it including.

 

This week, we will be starting a new English unit where we will be creating information pages about Ancient Egypt. We will start the week by researching the information for the final page. Then, we will look at the key features of information texts, and finally we will create our own pages. For this project, you can choose to hand write or use a computer to produce your final piece of work.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8. Unfortunately, the worksheets for the lessons are no longer available. However, there are now more opportunities during the lessons for the children to 'have a go'. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. BBC bitesize has a History lesson about Stonehenge. We briefly discussed the ancient monument when we were studying Stone Age Britain before Christmas, but this lesson should provide you with more detailed information. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. Choose one of the following options to write an your Egyptian information page about, and begin to 'mindmap' everything you know about the subject:
  • Life in Ancient Egypt
  • Egyptian Mummies
  • Tutankhamun
  • Egyptian Writing
  • Egyptian Gods

     There is extra information and resources be found here.

     4. Mr Pillans has provided a science lesson on 'How we see, and reflective materials'. 

     5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities - you can always come back to them later in the week.

Miss Apps

Thursday 7th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on multiplying and dividing by 3. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. BBC bitesize has a Computing lesson about how computers work. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. As today is the last day before the bank holiday weekend, I would like to give everyone who wishes to submit a Scooby Doo story the time to check and complete their work. If you have finished, could you write your own list of success criteria for a really good Scooby Doo story.
  4. For V.E day tomorrow, could you make some bunting to decorate your house. You could either use the Union flag bunting in the resources folder or have a go at designing your own. The folder of VE day activities can be found here.
  5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Wednesday 6th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

The sun was out yesterday and it looks like another nice day today, so remember to try and get some fresh air outside. I was listening to all the different birds singing in the garden -  perhaps you could do the same. I didn't know what species they all were, but their tunes were very musical.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on 'subtracting money'. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. Draw or paint a picture to accompany your Scooby Doo story. Try to make your picture capture the theme of your story, but make sure you don't give the ending away!
  3. Finish writing your Scooby Doo story. Use your plan to write in paragraphs, and include correctly punctuated speech. Remember that Speech is a great way to show a character's personality. Also, think about our Year 3 'ticks' and your own personal targets. Good Luck, everyone, I'm really looking forward to reading what you come up with. (I've put a document of plain lined paper on the website if anyone needs it.)
  4. Continue with your VE day investigation and activities. The folder of VE day activities can be found here.
  5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

From the plans I've seen so far, your Scooby Doo stories look like they will be amazing. Don't worry if you haven't finished (or even started) yours yet, there is still time to look back at last week's activities and start planning. Wouldn't it be great if we could put everyone's finished stories together in a Scooby Doo book!

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on 'adding money'. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. BBC bitesize has a Geography lesson about time zones. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. It's finally time to begin to write your Scooby Doo stories. You are going to have two days to do this so don't rush to finish it today. Use your plan to write in paragraphs, and include correctly punctuated speech. Remember that Speech is a great way to show a character's personality. Also, think about our Year 3 'ticks' and your own personal targets. Good Luck, everyone, I'm really looking forward to reading what you come up with. (I've put a document of plain lined paper on the website if anyone needs it.)
  4. Continue with your VE day investigation and activities. The folder of VE day activities can be found here.
  5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Apostrophes for contraction

Monday 4th May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Last week, I was incredibly impressed with all the hard work you all put into researching and starting to plan your own Scooby Doo stories. This week, I will guide you through completing the planning and writing your stories alongside learning about this week's VE day celebrations.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity about converting pounds and pence. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. Take a look at the apostrophes for contraction activities. I have put a copy on the website as well as in the writing resources folder here.
  3. To plan your Scooby Doo story you could choose either a map or the box method. Remember not to write the actual story in full, just an outline or notes to indicate what will happen in each paragraph. It may help if you indicate whether the paragraph will be Description, Action or Speech, and don't forget to keep to the style of a Scooby Doo episode.
  4. Can you investigate why we celebrate VE day? I will leave it up to you how you present your findings. I have also put a folder of VE day activities on our Google Drive here.
  5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Scooby Doo images

Scooby Doo images 1
Scooby Doo images 2

Friday 1st May

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures this week. I will put the Mystery Machine designs on our Dojo class story page, and I will put the 'Thank you, NHS' card together over the weekend. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenge. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. For English, have a look at the Scooby Doo images. Can you write some correctly punctuated speech to accompany the pictures. Don't forget to try to use interesting verbs in the reporting clauses (not always said or says). 
  3. BBC bitesize has a music lesson about pulse and rhythm. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  4. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Add block

Mystery Machine designs

Mystery Machine designs 1

Thursday 30th April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I have posted a copy of your Scooby Doo research on our Dojo Class Story page which you can refer to when planning and writing your stories. I've also received a few Mystery Machine designs already, but when I get a few more, I'll post a collage of them as well.  

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Thursday's maths activity on problem solving using fractions. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. For English, I would like you to write a letter to Mystery Incorporated (the Scooby Doo gang) requesting them to investigate the mystery which will be in your story. Try to remember all our Year 3 'ticks', letter features and your personal targets. This is a great opportunity for you to receive more stars on your target card.
  3. A science lesson on 'How light travels' is provided in a separate file.
  4. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Scooby Doo Research

Scooby Doo Research 1

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Wednesday's maths activity on problem solving using fractions. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. For English, I have really enjoyed reading your Scooby Doo character profiles and episode features. Later today, I will put everything I've been sent together and display it on a virtual working wall, so there is still time to submit work. Your task today is to start thinking about the setting for your episode. As we are learning about Egypt, you could set it in a tomb! Next, invent an object that is believed to be cursed (is bad luck in some way). Of course, as this is Scooby doo, there won't really be a curse, just an evil character trying to scare people!
  3. Art and Design - Many of you will know that I have recently bought my own Mystery Machine, but mine's called George. Inside George there are eight cup holders, a swivelling seat and even somewhere to plug in a Nintendo Switch! I would like you to design your own Mystery Machine. Think about what would be most useful if you were solving mysteries or what the Scooby Doo characters might like. 
  4. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Tuesday 28th April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a 'Thank You, NHS' card. If you haven't found time to finish yours yet, don't worry, I will not be putting the finished card together until the weekend. If you enjoyed the activity, you could make a card to send to Captain Tom Moore to celebrate his 100th birthday. Details of his address can be found at: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/captain-toms-birthday

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Tuesday's maths activity on subtracting fractions. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. For English, many of you have made a start on researching your Scooby Doo stories. Keep thinking about the characteristics of the episodes, and the roles the characters play in each episode. I've put a character description form on the website which you could use to help write character profiles. If you think your character profile meets a writing target, don't forget to send me a picture.
  3. BBC bitesize has a Geography lesson about contours, keys and symbols . It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  4. Lacie and her family have been recreating their names using just their bodies to make a series of pictures. I thought it would be great if we could give it a go and try and create everyone's name - I'll put Lacie's on Dojo as example. If you can't put the pictures together, just send them as individual Dojo messages and I'll assemble them using Pic Collage.
  5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Monday 27th April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I hope everyone has had a good weekend and managed to enjoy some sunshine. This week, we are going to start a creative writing project which I hope you will all enjoy. As we had so much fun (and success) with our Paddington Bear stories, I thought we could attempt some writing based on a different cartoon, Scooby Doo. Don't worry if you're not sure where to start as I will guide you through the writing process with daily activities. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Complete Monday's maths activity on adding fractions. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. For English, let's start by collecting everything we know about Scooby Doo cartoons. Try making a fact file page or pages with character descriptions, settings and plot outlines. If you can watch some episodes (get a parent to search on YouTube), are there any similarities between episodes? or catch phrases used by characters? I'll give you today and Tuesday to complete this task, and then I'll share any I'm sent so that we can pool our ideas. If you have access to your target card, don't forget to try and collect another star!
  3. There is a lesson on BBC Daily Bitesize about prehistoric Britain. As we studied this before Christmas, it might be nice to look at to see what you can remember. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  4. Finish your 'Thank You, NHS' card.
  5. Complete your daily diary

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Friday 24th April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who replied to my Dojo message last night regarding virtual target cards. Over the weekend, I will send a link to your target card and a directory full of useful resources via Dojo. The link will remain live so that you can access the card and resources at any time. 

 

Here are a few activities you could try today and over the weekend:

  1. Complete Friday's maths challenge. For the challenge, you can get your family to help if you like. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  2. Take a look at the English lesson on poetry and well-being lesson on teamwork on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons. They can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  3. As a class, I thought it would be nice for us to make a 'Thank You NHS' card from the Maples. If everyone sends in their own card (either by the e-mail or Dojo message), I will put them all together to make one card from our class. When you make your card, make sure you use bright colours and keep any writing big and bold.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Well done everyone who searched the word 'tomb' on MyOn - I can see that many of you found the book to help with your Egypt project. If you haven't managed to find it yet, don't worry, there's still time.

 

Here are a few activities you could try today:

  1. Your weekly science lesson is available on the class web page along with this term's knowledge organiser.

  2. Try using the search facility on MyOn to find a book that interests you. Read it and then submit an informative review.

  3. Complete Thursday's maths lesson. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  4. Take a look at the English and music lessons for today on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons. They can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  5. Complete your daily diary entry.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their art. I have made a collage of your work and posted it in our class story on Dojo.

 

Here are a few activities you could start to look at this term:

  1. Try searching the word 'tomb' on MyOn to see what you can find to read. 

  2. Try and use some of your research into Ancient Egypt to complete part of your information board.

  3. Complete Wednesday's maths lesson. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 
  4. Take a look at the English lesson for today on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons. It can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  5. Complete your daily diary entry.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Garden Scenes

Garden Scenes 1

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

Thank you to everyone who sent their art in yesterday. When I've received a few more, I'll put a collage of them on here for everyone to admire. 

 

Here are a few activities you could start to look at this term:

  1. To start your research into ancient Egypt, read the book 'Your life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt' on MyOn. 

  2. Complete Tuesday's maths lesson. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

  3. For P.E., try making up your own 5 or 10 minute workout routine. If you can, you could even film it like Joe Wicks! or get your whole family to join in. 
  4. Take a look at the English and maps lessons for today on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons. These can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  5. Complete your daily diary entry.

 

Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the activities.

Miss Apps

Egypt Information Board Example

Egypt Information Board Example 1

Monday 20th April

 

Good morning Maples. 

 

I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter break, and that the Easter bunny managed to deliver your eggs safely. Today, I will introduce you to some new learning websites which you can use, and introduce this term's topic. 

 

Here are a few activities you could start to look at this term:

  1. This term our topic is Ancient Egypt. So, I thought it would be a great idea to get really creative with this topic.

    What I would like you to do over the next few weeks is to create your very own information board all about Ancient Egypt. I have given you an example to get you started (see above). Please include 10 different facts about Ancient Egypt. You can use creative writing, artwork, information leaflets etc., and use materials from around the house and garden where possible. I have set up a project on MyOn containing some books to read to get you started. 

    I am looking forward to all your amazing designs! Have lots of fun with this!!

  2. To help with our maths work, White Rose Maths are producing daily lessons complete with practice activities. This week's lessons can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

  3. Over the last couple of weeks, have you noticed how quickly the scenery has been changing outside? Every time I look outside, there seems to be more plants springing up in my garden, and even flowers beginning to bloom. For an art project, I would like you to draw or paint (don't use felt tips) a picture of a scene from your house or garden. Try to make it as realistic as possible and pay particular attention to the colours you see. In a few weeks time, we'll repeat the picture and see how the scene has changed. 
  4. Take a look at the English and History lessons for today on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons. These can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1 
  5. Complete your daily diary entry.

 

Don't forget to send your art pictures by Dojo or the class email so that I can display them on the school website.

Miss Apps

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