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Week Beginning 8th February 2021

Monday 8th February

 

Welcome to the last week on this half term. It’s been very unusual, hasn’t it? I have had the opportunity to learn some new computing skills and to change the way I teach, just like you have become better at online communication and learning in a different way. I’m very proud of the effort you have all made to keep learning every day. Keep it up!

 

I MADE A MISTAKE!

On Friday, I told you that I was on a course and wouldn’t be able to Zoom today. I got it wrong – my course is on Wednesday. So, I’ll see you all at 11:30 on Zoom as usual.

 

 

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).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Forty years ago (when I was a child) I often used to write letters to my grandmother, auntie and sister. I haven’t done that for a long time! What else has changed in that time? Tell me about the ways something has changed, maybe televisions, phones or shopping.

 

Writing

We are going to do a short non-fiction unit this week. What does ‘non-fiction’ mean? What topics might non-fiction books cover? What are the features of non-fiction books? I think you’re going to really enjoy it. I’m looking forward to the final piece of work on Friday. Here is lesson 1.

 

Handwriting

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

strange   strength   suppose   surprise   therefore

 

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 Exploring Number & Calculations unit. This is a new unit that we will start this week and continue after half term. 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

You are showing lots more confidence with coding now. This week’s activities are Magician, Jumping Monkey and Superheroes.

 

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.

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. 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 a leek.

 

Tuesday 9th February

 

Good morning everyone! Wasn’t the snow pretty yesterday? Did you go out and play in it? I liked the crunchy sound it made under my feet when I went for a walk. I’ve already had some great Monday Munch photographs. Remember to send me yours by the end of the week. Make sure you watch Bitesize today at 9:20 – it’s about the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Have a great day and stay warm.

 

 

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).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Can you find a missing capital letter? CLUE: In dialogue, the first word spoken should always begin with a capital letter.

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

 

Writing

Lesson 2 of our non-fiction unit about rivers.

 

Have a look at the story that you wrote on Friday. Check your punctuation, spelling and grammar. Find and fix three mistakes. Try to add a sentence so that you can give even more description.

 

Handwriting

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

though   although   thought   through   various

 

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 Exploring Number & Calculations unit. This is a new unit that we will start this week and continue after half term. 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

 

Geography

Are you enjoying learning about earthquakes? We are lucky in the UK that we don’t have earthquakes that can cause damage like the ones in today’s lesson.

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. 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 Albert Einstein.

 

Wednesday 10th February

 

Good morning everyone! Today, I am on a course, but you still have plenty of learning to do and there will still be a Zoom at 11:30. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to give feedback as quickly as I usually do, but I will be checking what you’ve all been doing at the end of the day and during my breaks. Work hard and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

 

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).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

There are some more dreadful dialogue punctuation mistakes here, especially towards the end of the story. Can you find and fix at least one. CLUE: commas.

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

 

Writing

Lesson 3 of our non-fiction unit about rivers.

 

Have a look at the story you wrote on Friday. Find time today to write it up in your absolute best handwriting.

 

Mrs Wordsmith

This week’s words are    sweltering   tantalising   deflated

word pairs: sweltering temperature, sweltering summer, sweltering weather

word pairs: tantalising possibility, tantalising smell, tantalising offer

word pairs: deflated mood, deflated ego, deflated tyre

 

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 6 of the Exploring Number & Calculations 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

 

Music

This is the final lesson of the unit. Have you enjoyed it? What have you learned? I hope you enjoy today’s lesson.

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. 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 hard to certain of because so many dinosaurs look similar. As long as you named one with a long thin tail and a long thin neck, you got the Dojos.

 

Thursday 11th February

 

Hello, Year Three! I missed you yesterday, but I heard that lots of you Zoomed and I’ve seen some lovely work posted the blog. Remember to click ‘hand in’ when you complete a Purple Mash activity, otherwise I won’t know that you’ve done it. Your Lexia use is looking good this week, but more needs to be done on TTRockstars and Numbots if we want to hold on to our winning ways!

 

 

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).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Super Sausage and Mean Mushroom got me thinking about alliteration. How many alliterative foods can you list. Here’s two that popped into my mind – Angry Avocado and Bashful Banana.

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

 

Writing

I think you’ll enjoy Lesson 4 of our non-fiction unit about rivers.

 

Have a look at the story that you wrote on Friday. Develop your typing skills by typing it up on Purple Mash. Check that all your punctuation is correct before sending it to me!

 

Handwriting

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

weight   woman   women   actually   busy

 

Spelling

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

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete this lesson of the Exploring Number & Calculations unit. This is a new unit that we will start this week and continue after half term. 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. Is today the quickest time that you’ve had so far this week?

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

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Science

Today we are doing the fourth lesson on light and dark. It’s all about reflective materials. When are reflective materials used in everyday life? Why? Do you have any clothes that are reflective?

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. 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 a tulip. If you Google ‘tulip’, you will find much better pictures.

 

Friday 12th February

 

Hello, Year Three! Today is the last day of the half term. We won’t be Zooming next week and I won’t be setting work each day, but this week’s Purple Mash activities will still be available and you can use Numbots, TTRockstars and Lexia as much as you want. Try to spend some time (safely) outdoors and enjoy a week off! I’ll see you on Zoom at 11:30 on Tuesday 23rd February.

 

 

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).

You might want to Google a picture of the Bigfoot legend before you start. Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. There is no question today, I just want you to enjoy a great story and think about what vocabulary or sentence types you could use in your own writing.

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

 

Writing

Lesson 5 of our non-fiction unit about rivers is the final lesson is the series and could link to your PE. After watching the video, you could go for a walk along the river and gather some ideas for your poster.

 

I saw this picture of two baby barn owls and it reminded me of Plop. Of course, Plop is no longer afraid of the dark, but what if one of these babies was? Write a sequel to your story where Plop is brave and helps an even younger owl to develop their night-time confidence.

Handwriting

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

certain   difficult   early   February   guard

 

Spelling

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

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete this lesson of the Exploring Number & Calculations 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 much quicker have you got?

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

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Art

I am really enjoying your art work this half term. Here is lesson 3 of the Photography unit. Some of these activities could be done whilst you are out gathering information for your English work.

 

PE

Get outside! See the writing section above.

 

SCREEN FREE AFTERNOON

You might have noticed that I am encouraging you to get outside today. Even if you can’t get outside, have an afternoon away from the screen. Look below for some great ideas of something a bit different to do this screen free afternoon.

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best. Bitesize is about inverted commas today.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. 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 a record player or turntable.

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