01274 414126 office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 3

Our teacher is Miss McTasney  and our teaching assistant is Miss Brotherton.

Support for Home Schooling

Each week, I will set new work tasks for children in Year 3 to complete.

This will always include some spelling work through Spelling Shed, some maths times tables on TT Rockstars, and reading, maths and GPS tasks on the I Am Learning website. Please go to these sites and complete the work I set you each week. I can view the activities that you complete, and can also respond to messages on the I Am Learning website if you need to ask me anything.

I will also use this page on the website to share additional tasks for reading, writing and maths if you want to do anything extra or if you have finished the tasks on the previous websites. However, please do not feel under pressure to complete all of these tasks too – these are, as I have said, optional extras!

I will be able to view how your child is getting on with the spelling and timetable work and you can always email me any work you would like me to view/mark by sending it office@thorpeprimary.co.uk.

Thank you as always for your support during this difficult time.

Week Beginning: 13/ 07/ 2020

Well Done!

Well done to the following children who completed my tasks on the I Am Learning website last week:

Harry Evans, Alex Jarvis and Archie Key.

Well done to the following children who were on the Spelling Shed website last week:

Harry Evans, Mason Greenwood, Alex Jarvis and Archie Key.

A very special well done too to Lilianna Wanat and Seth Robinson for completing their home learning packs and handing them in for me to look through. Well done too to Alex Jarvis, who is continuing to enjoy the Mayflower Stowaway story on Fiction Express as much as I am.

This week is the final week of term and the last week in which I will be setting work for you to complete. Well, I must say, what an odd Summer Term it has turned out to be, Year 3. I know that many of you have missed coming into school to learn and see your friends, and I have missed having my class back too. I do have some lovely memories from the year, including: the fantastic assembly on the Stone Age that you all did with the ‘We Will Rock You’ song, the visit to the Alhambra, the cricket competition and World Book Day, when you were confronted with a crime scene in our classroom with Goldilocks as the culprit!

What have been your favourite memories of Year 3? Perhaps it was a topic that you really enjoyed – the Stone Age or Ancient Egypt? Or a PE activity with Mr Clarke? Maybe you have enjoyed the same things as me?

I would love it if you could write to me and tell me all about your favourite memories, including why you enjoyed them so much and how they made you feel. You could post your writing to school or email them to me at office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk.

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

Reading Task: Meanings of Common Phrases  (idioms)

Maths Task: Tables and Charts

GPS Tasks: Prepositions and Capital Letters Revision

Spelling Shed

This week, there are three tasks to complete all looking at adding the -ly suffix. Last week, we finished in 2nd place to Year 5, so can we end the last week of term with a win? I hope so!

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Please continue to follow the daily Bitesize lessons for Year 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Fiction Express

This week’s extra English tasks are again linked to the book I have asked you to read on the Fiction Express website, Mayflower Stowaways. Please do check it out if you haven’t already. Alex and I are really enjoying it!

For those who have read it, what did you think of Chapter 3? Were you worried for William and Alice as they climbed up to the crow’s nest? I was! The combination of the height and the strong wind made me fear that they would fall and drown. Were you surprised to find out that Tobias and Ezra were in on the plot to stop the voyage? And what about the mysterious character, John Howland…? Should William and Alice trust him? As Tobias hammered the beam at the end of the chapter, what did you think that the children should do? I voted that they should raise the alarm with the Captain.

Chapter 4 –  Tobias’s Revenge

Read the fourth chapter and then click on the links below to complete the activities. Children may complete these tasks in any order and then either print them and complete by hand or complete on the Word document and save them to their own computers. Please email any completed activities to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk for me to have a read through.

Comprehension Task

Sentence Task

Spelling Task

Setting Description Task

Summer Project

As an interesting summer project, here is a list of 20 fun activities that you may wish to complete over the summer holiday. The idea is to encourage children to do screen-free activities, such as baking, den building and more! How many can you complete over the summer break? Can you think of some of your own?

Screen-Free Summer Activities

There is also a Summer Reading Adventure that you may want to do during your break. The idea is to complete as many different reading challenges as you can and colour the corresponding area on the map. Don’t forget to let us know on Twitter if you complete any. Download the adventure map below.

Summer Reading Adventure

Also, a reminder that the Bradford Libraries Summer Reading Challenge has started and you are not too late to start! Libraries will begin opening from Monday 13th July for books to be ordered and collected. There is a goody bag and certificate for every child who visits their library and borrows a book.  More information is provided below.

Week Beginning: 06/ 07/ 2020

Summer Reading Challenge!

I wanted to remind you all of Bradford Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. This is the challenge to read 6 books this summer and receive a certificate and prizes along the way for doing so. At the moment, children can borrow books electronically from the library to read using the Borrow Box app (which is free to download).

However, from Monday 13th July, Central Library, Shipley Library and Keighley Library will be reopening and children will be able to order books to collect and read. Any child who orders a book will automatically receive a Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge goody bag and stickers and will receive a certificate in October for completing the challenge.

Use these links below:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

https://www.bradford.gov.uk/libraries

Well Done!

Well done to the following children who completed my tasks on the I Am Learning website last week:

Harry Evans, Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Lilly Wright.

We were the School spelling champions last week on Spelling Shed!! Well done to the following children who were on the Spelling Shed website last week:

Harry Evans, Mason Greenwood, Jessie Hartley, Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Seth Robinson.

A very special well done too to Lilianna Wanat who completed a home learning pack of work and handed it in for me to look through. Keep up the hard work Lilianna!

Once again, Alex Jarvis has impressed me with his home learning! This week, he has completed my research task all about the Mayflower Voyage, after reading the first chapter of our Fiction Express text, Mayflower Stowaways. Have a read below.

Thank you too to Archie Key and Harry for writing your letters to your penpals at Howgate House. I am sure that your friends will love hearing from you again.

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

Reading Task: Comparing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Maths Task: Measures and Capacity

GPS Tasks: Understanding and Using Subordinate Clauses

Spelling Shed

There is a task to revise Year 3 and Year 4 common exception words, then two other tasks looking at Year 3 spelling patterns. One looks at the ‘ch’ sound spelt as -ture, e.g. picture, adventure, etc. The other looks at the ‘zhe’ sound spelt -sure, as in pleasure, treasure, etc.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Please continue to follow the daily Bitesize lessons for Year 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

English Tasks

I will now be setting additional English tasks (as opposed to one writing task) on here each week. These will link to this text on Fiction Express.

https://en.fictionexpress.com/book/mayflower-stowaways/   

What did you think after reading Chapter 2? Were you relieved that William and Alice had managed to board the ship and escape the baker? How did your feelings change when you heard that it would be a stormy voyage? I was worried for the children, especially when they learnt that they couldn’t disembark! I wonder if the sailor will set them to work in Chapter 3 to earn their stay? I’m also wondering about the plot by the other sailors to divert the ship…

Chapter 3 –  A Storm Brewing

Read the third chapter and then click on the links below to complete the activities. Children may complete these tasks in any order and then either print them and complete by hand or complete on the Word document and save them to their own computers. Please email any completed activities to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk for me to have a read through.

Comprehension Task

Sentence Task

Grammar Task

Poem Task

Week Beginning: 29/ 06/ 2020

Well Done!

Well done to the following children who completed my tasks on the I Am Learning website last week:

Harry Evans, Megan Jaques, Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Lilly Wright.

Well done to the following children who were on the Spelling Shed website last week:

Harry Evans, Mason Greenwood, Alex Jarvis and Seth Robinson.

A very special well done too to Francesca Saunders who completed a home learning pack of work and handed it in for me to look through. Keep up the hard work Francesca!

Also, please keep writing your letters to your penpals at Howgate House as the older residents are loving receiving your post! Do keep an eye out as you walk past Howgate House and you may well see some of your pictures in their windows!

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

Reading Task: Reading Comprehension, The Race to the South Pole

Maths Task: Investigating the Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

GPS Tasks: Adding Prefixes and Using Conjunctions

Spelling Shed

Adding the prefixes: re-, dis- and mis-. This week’s spelling focus also links to the I Am Learning GPS task and to one of the lessons on BBC Bitesize this week. There is a PowerPoint link below to explain a little more. We need more children to get playing though, as we have now climbed up to 2nd position behind Year 5! Can we catch them?

Prefixes

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Please continue to follow the daily Bitesize lessons for Year 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

English Tasks

I will now be setting additional English tasks (as opposed to one writing task) on here each week. These will link to this text on Fiction Express.

https://en.fictionexpress.com/book/mayflower-stowaways/   

What did you think after reading Chapter 1? Did you think that Alice and William would manage to get on board the boat and escape the baker? If they did, what would happen to them next? Where would they end up sailing to? I was rooting for Alice and William to escape from the baker! I liked how William and Alice looked out for each other, but I felt sorry for them too as they were only young children trying to find their way and survive.

Chapter 2 – Trapped!

Read the second chapter and then click on the links below to complete the activities. Children may complete these tasks in any order and then either print them and complete by hand or complete on the Word document and save them to their own computers. Please email any completed activities to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk for me to have a read through.

Comprehension Task

Sentence Task

Grammar Task

A Scene from this Chapter

Week Beginning: 22/ 06/ 2020

Well Done!

Well done to the following children who completed my tasks on the I Am Learning website last week:

Harry Evans, Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Lilly Wright.

Well done to the following children who were on the Spelling Shed website last week:

Harry Evans, Megan Jaques, Alex Jarvis, Seth Robinson and Lilly Wright.

A very special well done too to Alex Jarvis who completed my underwater writing challenge. What a brilliant piece of writing Alex – I loved your use of similes! Read it below!

Keep up the hard work everyone!!

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

Reading Task: Reading Comprehension, Antarctic Adventures

Maths Task: Angles and Turns

GPS Tasks: Identifying Tenses and the Irregular Past Tense

Spelling Shed

Revision of previous learning: the ‘s’ sound spelt with c before e, i and y, the ‘n’ sound spelt with kn and gn and the ‘r’ sound spelt wr. There are 3 games to play.  We are currently in 6th position in school so we urgently need more Year 3 children to get playing!

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Please continue to follow the daily Bitesize lessons for Year 3. The maths tasks on I Am Learning link to these lessons and it might be worthwhile watching the videos on this on Bitesize before starting the I Am Learning tasks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

English Tasks

I will now be setting additional English tasks (as opposed to one writing task) on here each week. These will link to this text on Fiction Express.

https://en.fictionexpress.com/book/mayflower-stowaways/   

Plymouth, England, 1620 CE. Alice and William are orphans who come to Plymouth in search of work and food. They are soon in trouble and run for their lives to the docks. Anchored there is a very special ship, the Mayflower, waiting to take people across the ocean to the new world of the Americas. Alice and William see the ship as a safe place to hide from the people chasing them. Little do they know that the ship is about to embark on a treacherous journey…

Chapter 1

Read the first chapter and then click on the links below to complete the activities. Children may complete these tasks in any order and then either print them and complete by hand or complete on the Word document and save them to their own computers. Please email any completed activities to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk for me to have a read through.

Comprehension Task

Sentence Task

Spelling Task

Research the Mayflower

There is also a glossary page with each chapter to help you with any unfamiliar words. Have a go at the online quiz too!

Week Beginning: 15/ 06/ 2020

Well done to the following children who completed my tasks on the I Am Learning website last week:

Harry Evans, Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Lilly Wright.

Well done to the following children who were on the Spelling Shed website last week:

Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Seth Robinson.

Keep up the hard work!!

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

Reading Task: Reading Comprehension, Feet First Text

Maths Task: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

GPS Tasks: Revision of Adding the -ing Suffix (Year 2 revision)

Spelling Shed

Adding the -ing suffix. This is revision of Year 2 spelling rules but is key learning. Often, errors are made in Key Stage 2 independent writing around the different spelling rules for adding -ing.

There is also a task to revise the first set of Year 3/4 Common Exception Words (tricky high frequency words).

There are 3 games to play.

Writing Task

This week in school, the theme for the keyworker children is Heroes. I would love it if you could write and tell me about a hero of yours. Your hero may be somebody you know such as a family member, or he/ she may be a sporting hero, a famous actor or singer, an important person from the past, an inventor or a scientist. In your writing, make sure you tell me:

  • The name of your hero
  • Give me some examples about important things that your hero has done
  • Explain why what they have done is important
  • Finally, draw a picture of your hero

You can email any writing to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk for me to have a read through.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

My Recommended Read

Each week, I will recommend a different book that I have been enjoying and that you may want to read too.

My top read this week is:

Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but it’s on the wrong side of the road from the Park where there’s a beautiful lily pond and plenty of delicious slugs, worms and snails! The busy road is dangerous but Max is determined to make his way across. If humans can do it, why can’t hedgehogs? His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head and, when Max tries to speak, he realises his words are all mixed up. He is no longer a hedgehog but a hodge-heg! Max is still determined to reach the other side of the road and soon enlists the help of the lollipop lady to help him reach the Park. This is a great book for animal lovers and children who enjoy a funny book.

Have you enjoyed any books recently that you would like to recommend to others? Let me know and you could be the star of this page, sharing your recommended read with the rest of Year 3!

Week Beginning: 08/ 06/ 2020

Spelling Shed School Champions!

Well done Year 3 on becoming Thorpe’s champions of Spelling Shed last week! You did an amazing job completing my challenge and practising your spellings to help us gain the top spot! Keep practising and complete this week’s new challenges as Year 6 are hot on our heels!

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

Reading Task: Story Comprehension, Legs’ Race

Maths Task: Equivalent Fractions

GPS Tasks: Alphabetical order and the meanings of common phrases

Spelling Shed

Homophones (words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings)

There are three games to play.

Writing Task

Monday 8th June is World Oceans Day so this week for the writing task I would like you to write a setting description of this underwater scene. Imagine you were a diver on the sea bed, describe what you could see and how you would feel. Try to use ambitious adjectives to describe the nouns. You could also use similes to compare things, e.g. the multicoloured fish were glowing like glistening jewels and sentences of three to describe the sights. Please email your pieces of writing to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk.

Summer Reading Challenge

Last Friday, the Summer Reading Challenge was launched and this year’s theme is called the Silly Squad. Although libraries are currently still closed, you can still start the reading challenge and prizes and certificates will be awarded when the libraries reopen again. Visit the Reading page on this website to find out more, sign up to this year’s challenge and find out how to borrow free online ebooks with Bradford Libraries to help you complete the challenge. Click on Learning Zone and then Reading.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: Maths, English and Topic/ Science Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Please do check out these BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons too if you are looking for extra learning activities.

My Recommended Read

Each week, I will recommend a different book that I have been enjoying and that you may want to read too.

My top read this week is:

This is one of my all-time favourites! It is a classic tale of friendship and loyalty as a little piglet called Wilbur makes two remarkable friends in Fern and Charlotte. The spider Charlotte is the true hero of the story with her quick thinking, while Wilbur is a loveable and charming central character too. I strongly recommend that you read this!

Have you enjoyed any books recently that you would like to recommend to others? Let me know and you could be the star of this page, sharing your recommended read with the rest of Year 3!

 

Week Beginning: 01/ 06/ 2020

Hello Year 3! I hope you have all enjoyed your half-term holiday and I hope you have managed to get out and enjoy the lovely sunshine!

I would like to share this week’s learning activities with you.

I Am Learning Website: Reading, Maths and GPS Tasks

I have saved a reading, GPS and two maths tasks for you this week on the I Am Learning website. These tasks are active until the evening of Sunday 7th June, so please try your best to complete them. If there is anything you are unsure of, there is a video explaining the learning objective next to the button you click on to play so please watch those for support. You can also message me on the website to ask me for help and I will always reply.

Spelling Shed: The Long ‘a’ Sound – Different Ways to Spell This

There are three new spelling tasks available to play on the Spelling Shed website and these are all revising our knowledge of how to spell the long ‘a’ sound in different ways (e.g. rain, sleigh, grey). Please make sure that you log on and have a go at these tasks. I am always looking out to see who has been going on and I reward anyone who plays a game with honeypots! As well as this, I have noticed that we are currently up to 4th position overall in the school, which is great as we were in 7th position before the half-term holiday, so well done to those children who have been playing on there! Can we catch those classes and groups in front of us? I hope so!

Writing Task

I have written a letter to you since I have been missing you all so much! You can click on the link below to read it and find out what I have been up to over the half-term holiday. I would love it if you wrote a letter back to me to let me know how you are and what you have been up to. I promise to write back to every child who writes to me! You can email your letter to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk or you could post it to the school address.

Letter to Year 3

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: Maths, English and Topic/ Science Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Please do check out the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons too if you are looking for extra learning activities. Each day, there is a maths, English and additional lesson (this may be a history, geography, science or music lesson). There are videos to explain the lessons and then games and worksheet tasks to complete. You can find these lessons by clicking the link above.

Fiction Express

https://en.fictionexpress.com/

Don’t forget about the website Fiction Express, where you can read a range of different stories, from funny stories, magical tales, animal stories to sports stories and everything in between!

Calling Any Harry Potter Fans…!https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story

Finally, I would like to share with you the news that Harry Potter author J.K Rowling has this weekend shared a new fairytale and it is available to read online for free! This fairytale is not related to the Harry Potter series, however, I have had a read and it is great! It is called The Ickabog and it is perfect for Year 3 readers! This is the link to the website and each day, J.K. Rowling shares new chapters, so get reading and let me know what you think. There is also a drawing competition, as J.K. Rowling is looking for children to produce the pictures for the book when it is published later this year. For more details, check out the link below and get entering!

https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

My Recommended Read

Each week, I will recommend a different book that I have been enjoying and that you may want to read too.

My top read this week is:

This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend that you read it! This story will appeal to readers with many different tastes, from the cat lovers out there to even fans of martial arts (like karate)! You will love this tale of a shy pet cat, Varjak Paw who is forced on to the dangerous city streets to learn a secret martial arts for cats called the Way. Varjak encounters dangerous dogs and cat gangs on his journey – this cat must learn to fight.

Have you enjoyed any books recently that you would like to recommend to others? Let me know and you could be the star of this page, sharing your recommended read with the rest of Year 3!

Week Beginning: 25/ 05/ 2020              Spring Bank Half-Term

I would like to say well done to the following children who have completed the tasks set on I Am Learning last week:

 Harry Evans, Alex Jarvis,  Francesca Saunders and Lilly Wright.

Congratulations to Archie Key too, who is still top of the Year 3 league on Spelling Shed as of Friday 22nd May. Well done to Alex Jarvis, Seth Robinson, Charlie Bennett, Mason Greenwood and Lilianna Wanat who are on his tail! Can they (or anybody else) catch him?

Outdoor Activities This Half-Term

  

This half-term, I would like you to put your pens and pencils down and have a break from online learning. It is forecast to be sunny and dry for the half-term so why not head down to the river, canal or the woods and do some wildlife watching? Click the links below to print out Wildlife Spotter sheets. Can you find them all? Are there any not on there that you have spotted?

Perhaps you might want to have a go at the Nature Treasure Hunt sheet? Or maybe even make your own treasure hunt? Please take a photograph of what you do and share it with me.

Let me know by telling me all about what you have seen on the I Am Learning website or by emailing the school office at office@thorpeprimary.co.uk. I would love to know what you spot!

yellow springtime flowers spotter sheet

woodland butterfly spotter

Nature treasure hunt

My Recommended Read

Each week, I will recommend a different book that I have been enjoying and that you may want to read too.

My top read this week is:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favourite Roald Dahl stories. In the story, our central character, Charlie Bucket lives in poverty with his family and grandparents, but one day his life takes an exciting turn when he discovers a much sought-after Golden Ticket and wins the opportunity to visit Mr Willy Wonka’s enchanted chocolate factory! The descriptions of the rooms within the factory and of the fantastical sweets are mouthwatering and magical – there is the Chocolate River  and  the Invention Room and sweets such as luminous lollies and hair toffee. For any chocolate lovers out there and indeed, any Roald Dahl fans, this is the book for you!

Have you enjoyed any books recently that you would like to recommend to others? Let me know and you could be the star of this page, sharing your recommended read with the rest of Year 3!

Week Beginning: 18/ 05/ 2020

Reading

https://en.fictionexpress.com/books/

Go to the Fiction Express website and read Chapter 3.  After reading, see if you can answer the following questions:

* Find and copy two verbs that explain how Dev’s clothes are ruined.

* What is the main thing that Prince Dev notices when he leaves the palace gates?

* How does Mr Gold plan to use Dev to get money?

Writing

Read the story starter above from the website Pobble. Can you continue the story in your own words? What had the children discovered? How did they feel when they saw it? Did they discover any other exciting relics? What happened next?

Here is the link to the website Pobble where you can find this lesson.

https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/d924632c

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Each week, the BBC Bitesize website produces daily lessons for each year group. If you are wanting to do some extra maths work, I would definitely recommend going on to this website and having a go at the daily lessons. Monday’s lesson starts with understanding fractions. This supports the fractions tasks that I have set for you on the I Am Learning website.

My Recommended Read

Each week, I will recommend a different book that I have been enjoying and that you may want to read too.

My top read this week is:

This classic book is the third in a series of books by the well-loved author Enid Blyton. In this magical tale, the children introduce their friend Connie to the folk of the Faraway Tree, including Saucepan Man, Moonface and Silky the fairy. The friends go on brilliant adventures to lots of enchanted lands such as The Land of Giants, The Land of Tea Parties and The Land of Treats! Let me know if you read this book and if you enjoy it.

Have you enjoyed any books recently that you would like to recommend to others? Let me know and you could be the star of this page, sharing your recommended read with the rest of Year 3!

Messages

  • I would like to say well done to the following children who completed tasks set on I Am Learning last week:

Alfie Bates, Harry Evans, Alex Jarvis, Archie Key and Francesca Saunders.

  • Congratulations to Archie Key too, who is currently top of the Year 3 league on Spelling Shed with a score of 254, 685, 296 as of Sunday 17th May!!! Can anybody catch him?

 

Week Beginning: 11/ 05/ 2020

Reading

If you are looking for an extra reading activity this week, you can log on to Fiction Express using the log-in I have given you. If you have forgotten your log-in, email the school office at office@thorpeprimary.co.uk and I will send you your log-in details again.

The book I would like you to click on and read is called The Pampered Prince. This is a brand new book so at the moment, only Chapters 1 and 2 have been released.. This week, please read Chapters 1 and 2 and then after you have read these, vote on what you think will happen next and also complete the online quiz. If you would like to complete further tasks, there is an activity booklet that you can download with further questions and tasks.

https://en.fictionexpress.com/book/pampered-prince/

Writing

This week, I would like you to imagine that you could wish for anything! I would like you to use your imagination and produce a poem listing all the things you would love to wish for. The things you wish for can be real or fictional, or both!

I would like you to use your senses too, e.g. I wish I could touch, I wish I could hear, see, taste and smell.

To make your writing stand out and capture my imagination, try to use powerful verbs and adjectives, as well as prepositional phrases to show me where, e.g. in the rainforest, under the ocean, through the starlit sky, etc.

Here is an example below and a link to a website with other examples.

Archie’s Wishes

I wish I was a monkey,

Jumping from the trees

I wish I could hear electricity,

Crackling in the distance

I wish I could touch the sun’s brightness,

Shining like a torch in the darkness

I wish I could walk on the moon,

Bouncing up and down

I wish I could taste a chocolate waterfall

As it poured into a lake of greed

I wish I could score the winning goal

For Chelsea in the cup final

https://tfwconsulting.wixsite.com/jamiethomas/post/day-15-wishes-creative-ideas-for-teaching-english-and-maths-at-home

Don’t forget to send me examples of your writing, either by emailing the school office or by sharing them on Twitter and tagging @ThorpeBradford in the post.  I can’t wait to read them!

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Each week, the BBC Bitesize website produces daily lessons for each year group. If you are wanting to do some extra maths work, I would definitely recommend going on to this website and having a go at the daily lessons. Monday’s lesson starts with multiplying and dividing by 8. This builds on the times table and division tasks that I have set on the I Am Learning website.

My Recommended Reads

Each week, I will recommend a different book that I have been enjoying and that you may want to read too.

My top read this week is:

I really enjoyed this first book in the Willow Moss series as it was funny and I loved the different magical worlds and characters. From trolls and witches, to dragons and kobolds, this book has it all! It is perfect for fans of The Worst Witch, Harry Potter and How to Train Your Dragon. If you read this book, let me know what you think.

 

Have you read any great books recently while you have been at home? Let me know and you could be the star of this page, sharing your recommended read with the rest of Year 3!

 

Curriculum Newsletters

Below you can find our curriculum newsletter which details the topics we will be learning about this term.

Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2020

Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter Aut 2019

Y3 curriculum letter summer 2019

 

End of Year Expectations for Year 3

 

Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed in Key Stages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).

You can find more information on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum