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Week Beginning 1st March 2021

Home Learning - March 2021
  • Class Three Blog This will be updated daily with new tasks whilst learning from home. It is also a place where you can ask questions about your learning.

 

Monday 1st March

 

Dydd gwyl dewi hapus! (Bonus Dojos if you can tell me what this means.)

Welcome to the last week of learning from home. Let’s make it the best! I'm looking forward to sharing the Monday Munch meals that you created using tomatoes last week. I’m in school today, so when we Zoom I’ll be in our classroom. It’ll be lovely this time next week when we will all be there. See you at 11:30!

 

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Our stories have all been entries into a story competition called 500 Words. Each day this week, I will post one of the Gold Medal winners for you to read. Read today's story (which you have read before) and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

What is it about this story that makes it good enough to win a Gold Medal?

 

Writing

We are continuing our work on instructions this week with more numbered steps. To remind yourself of the story that we are basing this on, click here.

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

- believe   complete   different   earth   February

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 1 of the Multiplication & Division unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Make times table grid like the one below. Set a timer. How quickly can you complete the grid? I’ve put some answers in to get you started.

 

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Computing

This is our final week on coding. This week’s activities are Newton & The Apple, Print To Screen and Free Code Scenes. Take your time exploring this last one and make sure you hand in your work.

 

Design & Technology

When we asked you what you wanted to do more of, a huge number of you said ‘cooking’, so welcome to our first ever Monday Munch. Look at the poster to discover this week’s key ingredient.

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks - can we beat 341? To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Friday’s was the Albanian flag.

 

Tuesday 2nd March

 

Hello everyone! I enjoyed looking at the coding that you did yesterday. What did you find out about Newton who was in Newton And The Apple? There’s just two days until World Book Day. I hope you have all managed to get a box. A shoe box would be good, or if you have got a bigger box, even better. I’ll see you all at 11:30 on Zoom.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Our stories have all been entries into a story competition called 500 Words. Each day this week, I will post one of the Gold Medal winners for you to read. Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

What is it about this story that makes it good enough to win a Gold Medal?

 

Writing

We are continuing our non-fiction unit about instructions. Are you enjoying it? This is our penultimate sentence stacking lesson. Can you remember what ‘penultimate’ means?

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

group   height   important   length   mention

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 2 of the Multiplication & Division unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Make times table grid like the one below. Set a timer. How quickly can you complete the grid? I’ve put some answers in to get you started.

 

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

French

Today’s lesson is about counting and saying your age You will already know a lot of the words that you will use, but there will be some new vocabulary too. Have fun!

 

There will be Dojo points available for completing all tasks, including those on Purple Mash. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was the Welsh flag. I chose it because it was St David’s Day.

 

Wednesday 3rd March

 

Good morning everyone! How was yesterday’s French lesson? I hope you remembered the numbers. From the video we watched during Zoom, ten of you correctly found out that fromage is the French word for cheese. Well done – bonus Dojos!

 

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Our stories have all been entries into a story competition called 500 Words. Each day this week, I will post one of the Gold Medal winners for you to read. Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

What is it about this story that makes it good enough to win a Gold Medal?

If you’d like to do even more reading, have a look at the Oak Academy Library.

 

Writing

This is the final sentence stacking lesson on instructions. When you have completed it, look back over all that you have learned. On Friday (not tomorrow because tomorrow is World Book Day and we’ll be doing something differrent) you will be able to use all that you have learned to write a complete set of instructions from start to finish.

Mrs Wordsmith

This week’s words are    numbing   unpalatable   irritated

What does each word mean?

Can you use each word in a sentence?

Can you find some synonyms for each word?

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 3 of the Multiplication & Division unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Make times table grid like the one below. Set a timer. How quickly can you complete the grid? I’ve put some answers in to get you started.

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Religious Education

This week, we are going to think about Christianity. Have a look at this to explore parables. A parable is a story that teaches someone a lesson. In the Christian Bible there are lots of parables.  When you have finished, click here to watch a short video explaining about Lent and then here to watch a short video explaining what Easter is.

 

Science

This is our second lesson on magnetism. When we are back in school, we will do lots of practical work with magnets. Click here for the lesson.

 

 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks, including those on Purple Mash. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was the Leaning Tower Of Pisa and lots of you got it right. Thanks for the extra information that you gave me about it.

 

Thursday 4th March

 

Happy World Book Day! World Book Day has been celebrated in the UK for two and a half decades. How many years are there in two and a half decades? However, this is the first time it’s been celebrated with most children being at home. It’s also our penultimate day of home learning and our penultimate Zoom session. I’ll be sharing the World Book Day book and activities with you at 11:30. Remember to click the link under ENGLISH to see the live event at 10:30. It’s about 40 minutes long.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Our stories have all been entries into a story competition called 500 Words. Each day this week, I will post one of the Gold Medal winners for you to read. Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

What is it about this story that makes it good enough to win a Gold Medal?

 

World Book Day

Have a look at the live event (but you can watch it at any time) celebrating World Book Day. https://www.worldbookday.com/event/books-that-make-you-lol/ During our Zoom, I’m going to share the book and instructions for making a theatre. Take photos of you final creation and send them to me. I’m really looking forward to this!

Handwriting

Use your best, joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

natural   occasionally   possible   question   recent

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 4 of the Multiplication & Division unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Make times table grid like the one below. Set a timer. How quickly can you complete the grid? I’ve put some answers in to get you started.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

World Book Day

Use the rest of the day to make your theatre. Send me photos of the theatre you have made, photos of your favourite book or photos of anything else to do with books and reading and I’ll share them during tomorrow’s Zoom.

 

There will be Dojo points available for completing all tasks, including those on Purple Mash. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? The last one was a floppy disk. About 25 – 30 years ago people saved information on these. Now we use USB drive or save computer work in the ‘cloud’. You couldn’t fit much information on a floppy disk.  

 

Friday 5th March

 

Hello everyone! This is our final day of learning from home. What has been the best thing about it? What are you most looking forward to about being back at school? Is anything worrying you about coming back? What do you want to learn when you come back?

 

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Our stories have all been entries into a story competition called 500 Words. Each day this week, I will post one of the Gold Medal winners for you to read. Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

What is it about this story that makes it good enough to win a Gold Medal?

 

Writing

Bob isn’t too happy about going back to school on Monday. He’s enjoyed having a lie in every day, not having to wear his uniform and being able to do his learning at whatever time suited him. Use some of the ideas and techniques you have gathered over the last seven lessons to write a set of instructions to help Bob prepare to go back to school.

 

Handwriting

Use your best, joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

strength   though   weight   actually   build

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 5 of the Multiplication & Division unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Make times table grid like the one below. Set a timer. How quickly can you complete the grid?

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Art & Design

This is the final lesson on photography. You will reflect on the work you’ve done over the last few weeks and put together a gallery of your favourites.  Here’s the lesson.

 

PE

Get outside and exercise!

 

There will be Dojo points available for completing all tasks, including those on Purple Mash. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was JK Rowling.

 

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