Welcome to Year 3 in KS2!
Activities you can do anytime
- Read something – a book, a magazine, a recipe, an instruction manual, or research something interesting on the internet.
- Times table facts (practise the times table you are learning – write them out or sing along to an online video or go on rock star t. tables.
- Year 3 and 4 spellings: you will find the list on the website Twinkl which is free to you and you do not need a log in – use them in a sentence or do some of the activities suggested on Twinkl.
- Handwriting – copy a paragraph from a book in your neatest writing. Join your writing if possible and use the handwriting sheets in your learning pack to practise and to help you with your joins.
- Diary writing – What have you been up to? How are you feeling? What did you enjoy most about today? Did anything funny happen?
- Book review – Write a book review about a book you have just finished. Include the title, the author, the story, & what you enjoyed?
- Tell somebody the time- How many minutes until the next o’clock? How long until lunchtime? Tea time? Bed time? etc
- Practise measurement – how long is your foot? Your hand? Your book? Your pencil? What else can you measure with your ruler?
- Get active with BBC Supermovers or GoNoodle.
USE YOUR LINED EXERCISE BOOK FOR ANY WRITING and ART (if you don’t have any plain paper) YOU DO. USE YOUR SQUARED EXERCISE BOOK FOR ANY NUMBER WORK.
Finally, work through your Classroom Secrets Year 3 Home learning Pack at your own pace. You also have your own log in for the Classroom Secrets website. They are both very useful learning tools.
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!
Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!
Friday: Alphabet exercises: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family?
A 10 jumping jacks
B 10 sit ups
C 10 press ups
D 10 squats
E Run as fast as you can on the spot for 20 seconds
F 20 high knees
G 20 jumping jacks
H 15 sit ups
I 5 press ups
J 15 squats
K runs as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
L 10 high knees
M 30 jumping jacks
N 15 press ups
O 20 squats
P run as fast as you can on the spot for 10 seconds
Q 5 sit ups
R 5 jumping jacks
S 5 sit ups
T 12 press ups
U 20 squats
V run as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
W 20 high knees
X 35 jumping jacks
Y 30 high knees
Z 12 sit ups
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s cool down stretches.
Week beginning Monday 23rd March
This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active 8 Workouts. These are HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) and are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 5-8 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. If you are finding it more challenging, pause the video if you need extra time to recover in between each exercise. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!
Don’t forget to warm up first! Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swUGtEpazY
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for your stretches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMuN6m1Gso
Our 30 Things Challenge
Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.
We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!
For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.
Year 3 Class Staff
either Maths or English homework on a Friday and will be expected to be back in school on the Wednesday. Spellings will go out on the Monday and will be tested on the following Monday.
PE 12 March
Despite the bitter wind, we had an enjoyable and energetic PE lesson where everyone showed great teamwork and resilience. Elwood and Myleigh stood out in the lesson for encouraging other people, and they were this week’s Sport Stars!
World Book Day 5 March
Year 3 enjoyed a day of story sharing, and fun activities related to our new book ‘Evie in The Jungle’. We all agreed that reading is indeed magical and that books spark our awesome imaginations! The World Book Day party isn't over yet - SHARE A MILLION STORIES IS a nationwide campaign to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime and creating readers for life.
Comparing Food 14 February
Year 3 had a great topic lesson comparing organic and non organic food. This followed on from their Exotic Food tasting, so it was a tasty last day all round. Many of them tasted foods, such as pomegranates, lychees and sharon fruits, and loved them.
Gymnastics 7 February
This term, Year 3 have been working hard to improve their gymnastic skills. Here, they are working in small groups to perfect their star and straight jumps, as well as various leaps. It was amazing to watch the intense concentration and the excellent team work! Well done Year 3.
Matisse Artwork 7 February
Year 3s produced some amazing Art in the style of Henri Matisse this term.
Rev Gareth 10 December
Today Rev Gareth led a whole school assembly on the theme of Advent. He made an Advent Wreath using children for the 5 candles and then wrapped them in greenery to represent ‘good things to come’.
Year 3 Class Assembly 28 November
Year 3 presented an assembly this week on the Art of Poetry. Everyone spoke loudly and clearly and the rest of the school listened attentively. Year 3 have just completed the Literacy unit on Poetry so this was an appropriate celebration of all the wonderful learning that has taken place over the past few weeks.
Term 1 has been a busy and enjoyable term in Year 3, both inside and outside of the classroom.
We have enjoyed Tag Rugby with Miss Cox and the crisp Autumn weather was perfect for this activity. In Science we worked hard on our Animals including Humans Topic while in RE we studied Hinduism against a background of big questions. In Topic we have been exploring the question ’How do humans use Rivers?’ and in English we have become experts in writing explanation texts on complicated topics such as The Water Cycle.
Our end of term assembly focussed on the importance of heathy eating and food groups, including why we need to have certain amounts of each food group. So watch out if you are sitting near a Year 3 in the dinner hall – they will be checking to see if you are eating a well balanced lunch!