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Year 3 Home Learning Spring 2020

Hi there Tokyo class! How are you all today? What have you been up to? I've been reading a lot and watching too much TV but I've also been getting together with Mr Moloney and the other teachers (online) to set up some interesting projects that you can undertake when you've finished tidying up your room and helping your parents with the housework. You are doing that, aren't you? Of course you are. We'll be posting up some of those ideas just as soon as possible. 

Facts and Figures

Home Learning w/c 13.4.20

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

September 2019

 

A new year means new challenges! We welcome all of our new pupils to Key Stage Two and promise you an amazing year ahead. We will be reading some fantastic books, discovering some extraordinary facts in science and the humanities as well as developing some fascinating maths skills. We will be indulging our creativity in music, art and DT. We will work hard and  play enthusiastically, co-operating confidently and being the very best versions of ourselves at all times.

 

Autumn Term Topic 'Let Us Shine'

 

Our exciting topic this term is LET US SHINE which we will be exploring across the Curriculum.  This will include: light and shadows (Science), fireworks (English), inspirational people (PSHE) and so much more! We will be reading and studying the book, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman in class and producing lovely, exciting work based on this. 

 

We will be keeping this page updated with some of the amazing things you are doing throughout the year so keep an eye on it! 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 1

We have done some amazing things this half term. There were so many activities that led from The Firework Maker's Daughter. We role played the main characters, made maps of Lila's quest and made menu's for Rambashi's Jungle Grill.

The Firework Maker's Daughter

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Dance of The Fire Imps

As part of our Creative Curriculum, we made up our own music and dance to tell parts of the story. We used Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall of the Mountain King" as our inspiration and created our own music using glockenspiels and unturned percussion. We choreographed a wild dance to show the scene when the stones and rocks turn into fire imps and set the whole volcano ablaze in the Grotto of Razvani the Fire Fiend!!!

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Shadow Puppets

Our Science topic was Let Us Shine and it was all about light and shadow. We used Javanese style shadow puppets with jointed arms to tell the story of Lila. We had to design and make our own puppets, write our own scripts using the features of playwriting and then performed them with a special lighting box with reinforced diagonal corners. It was great fun even though we discovered it sometimes takes lots of effort and lots of false starts before you get the outcome you wanted!

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December 2019

Watch out Wimbledon!

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We went to a Tennis Tournament at Sporting Club Thamesmead. It was organised by Coach Joe and it was great fun. We learned lots of skills and had an amazing time!

Fireworks!

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We continued our work about The Firework Maker's Daughter as it coincided with Bonfire Night. We composed suitable music, wrote sound poems and made artwork. One of our tasks was a collaborative painting of each of the firework displays written about in Chapter 8 of the book. We had to read carefully to make sure we got all of the details correct.

Digit Cards

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We have enjoyed using digit cards to help us with our maths. They have particularly helped with our multiplication and doubling work.

The Second Shepherd's Play

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These photos are from our Engagement Week Work on The Second Shepherd's Play. This is a very, very old play that used to be performed in England over 400 years ago! It tells of what might have happened just before the angels appeared to the Shepherds in the Christmas story. A thief called Mak steals a sheep from the flock and tries to hide it in his baby's cot. He is discovered when Coll, Gib and Daw (the shepherds) decide it is too ugly and smelly to be a real baby! We had great fun painting pictures, making music and acting out the characters in the play.

Scratch

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Here we are in our Computer Suite using a programme called Scratch to learn how to program and also de-bug computers.

Spring Term 2020

Our topic this term is "Saving Planet Earth". We have been using our geography lessons to investigate different habitat and biomes (such as the oceans and rainforests), our science lessons to investigate some features of animals including humans and our English lessons to write persuasive texts. We will also be looking at some fiction texts like "The Great Kapok Tree" by Lynne Cherry, "Dear Greenpeace" by Simon James and "The Whales' Song" by Dyan Sheldon.

We will be studying the social effects of pollution and understanding our place in the world as we discuss the views of experts and campaigners such as David Attenborough and Grete Thunberg.

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We have been using our persuasive skills to try and convince people that pollution is a dreadful problem causing great harm to our planet and our future. We worked as teams and created these presentations.

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There are more different types of animals living in the rainforest than anywhere else on earth. Here we are imagining ourselves as jaguars, tree frogs, toucans, macaws, howler monkeys, sloths (hanging upside down!) and indigenous humans. Can you work out which is which?

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What is the point of maths if it's not useful in real life? Well, there are those that would argue the beauty of Pure Mathematics but for most of us it's a tool that helps us in our day to day problem solving. We have been using our skills in co-operating, explaining, listening and reasoning solving a range of problems using statistics shown in tables, charts, graphs and pictograms. We are actually amazing and we had great fun doing it!

Training for the TV Screen

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We have been working on our presentation skills. With a partner, we wrote a news item about pollution and conservation and recorded our work. Next we are going to learn some more editing skills to improve our work even further.

Spring Term 2

During this term we have been learning to play the recorder. We started by learning the notes B, A and C. We practised where to put our fingers and thumb and how to blow properly saying "ta ta". We are also looking at how some composers write music on musical staves.
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