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Mrs Folley has a special message for all the classes she teaches...click here to read it and see the challenge she has set for you.

Don’t forget there are ideas for activities on each of the subject pages too. All the links are on the home page. 

The general information about home learning page has been updated too so please have a read.

If you have any photos of your VE DAY 75 Celebrations please email them to Mrs Eeley for inclusion in a gallery on the page.

There is a special lockdown challenge for all children and staff on the #casheslockdownchallenge page - please take a look.

It would be wonderful if everyone can join in.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning Year 3, I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine and extra time outside! I have been busy doing work on my laptop in preparation for the next few weeks and all the boring stuff like cleaning my house. I have also been practicing my British Sign Language because college is closed and I'm learning from home too! If you haven't seen it, here's my attempt at signing to Dance Monkey by Tones and I.

I have also received some more of your lovely work. Here's a gallery of some of the pictures I received:

Noah the Science Elf has also treated us to a Science experiment! Check it out here:

Writing Challenge

For our English challenge this week, I would like you to read (or listen) to the story called 'Journey to the Jungle' by Maria Richards. If you would like to listen to it, clink on this link: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/jungle/s-4Ye8khPyx1x

Once you have read/listened to it, have a go at the following sheets. I have included a list of definitions for words you might not know.

Maths Challenge

Congratulations to Ethan for emailing me with the correct solution to last week's Maths challenge!

The solution is:

The man and the chicken cross the river, (the fox and corn are safe together), he leaves the chicken on the other side and goes back across.

The man then takes the fox across the river, and since he can't leave the fox and chicken together, he brings the chicken back.

Again, since the chicken and corn can't be left together, he leaves the chicken and he takes the corn across and leaves it with the fox.

He then returns to pick up the chicken and heads across the river one last time.

Watch this clip to see it in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im9FwSGAHNU

Your challenge this week is to play on Times Table Rockstars as much as you can! Year 3 need some more wins so it is going to be a team effort to play as much as possible! If you need any help with logging on, please feel free to email me or Mr Barnard. 

 

Remember you can still head to the Maths page of the website to find some great websites or you can continue with 'Can Do Maths'.

 

Good luck and have a great week!

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning Year 3. I hope you've had a lovely week. I have had a very quiet week this week with a poorly tooth so I haven't been up to much exciting. However, I have had lots of photographs and work sent to me by you guys which has really cheered me up! Please send all work and photographs to me by 12.30pm on Tuesday to make sure all your work is showcased on the Wednesday.

Take a look below at the slideshow below, it includes:

  • Lewis' rocking rocket 
  • Hayden's super space vehicle
  • Evie's pretty plants
  • Frank's yummy cupcakes
  • Ryan's awesome shoe box  
  • Kohan's terrific truffles and bottle feeding a lamb
  • Lola's tasty soup
  • Alfie's mouth-watering muffins
  • Millie's wonderful work

Evie sent me an email for you guys to read all about her seeds she has planted. It said...

Hello everyone !
I have  planted some sunflowers which are the small ones  I have also  planted a conker tree which is the one with the thin long leaves and best of all  I have planted a maple tree!
Oh and I also made a couple of cheese straws. Yummy!
From Evie.
Alfie sent me an email with his recipe for the muffins he made...
 
I have made blueberry muffins which I really enjoyed making, here is the recipe:
8oz self raising flour
6oz caster sugar
4oz margarine 
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
Blueberries
1/2 banana (optional)
4 tablespoons milk
Put everything apart from the blueberries into a mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth.
Stir in the blueberries (I do this after whisking so they don't go swished).
And muffin cases to a muffin tray and spoon mixture into each case. 
Bake in oven at 160 fan oven or 180 gas oven until golden and soft to touch. (Ask adult to help put in oven).
You can poke a skewer in to see if clear then they are ready.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. (Ask your adult to help).
Enjoy! 

Last week when I was in school, I was lucky enough to see a vixen (the name of a female fox) and her 3 fox cubs in the wildlife area. I managed to capture one of them on camera which I would like to share with you.

To stick with the fox theme, I have decided to make your challenges fox related this week!

Writing Challenge:

Read this non-fiction text about foxes below and then answer the questions using the information in the text to help you.

Maths and Problem Solving Challenge:

For your Maths challenge this week, please head over to the Maths page on the school website where there is plenty of Maths ideas. Mr Barnard has uploaded each year group's Maths from 'Can Do Maths'.

Sadly this is the last week that White Rose Maths will be providing free worksheets but you can also head to this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons which has powerpoints and activities to learn from each day!

 Your problem solving challenge is below. Please email me what you believe the solution is by Tuesday 19th May at 12.30pm! I will announce on Wednesday who found the correct solution and post the correct answer.

Good luck and have a fantastic week.

Miss Grace

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Year 3. I can't believe it's May already! I don't know about you guys, but I've struggled to get myself motivated this week and I'm learning that it's OK to have days where we feel a bit sad or bored. I've been trying to keep my head up and keep myself busy to get back into the swing of things. 

Taking part in the challenges set by you lot has definitely kept me smiling! I hope you didn't laugh at me too much dressed up as Elsa. If you haven't seen it, you can check out all the teachers who have taken part in challenges on the Cashes Green Facebook page and on the Sport and Wellbeing page of the Cashes Green website. 

I have also tried out some more baking... It went much better than my first attempt! Would you agree?

To keep myself smiling in other ways, I have been doing some reading on my tablet, growing flowers and doing some more crochet!

Of course, what gets me through the week the most is seeing and hearing about all the wonderful work and activities you have been doing at home. Maya made some dandelion honey this week and wrote me some instructions on how to make it, thank you Maya!

Millie has also been working hard. Take a look at her completed reading challenge, NHS poster, her yummy cake and 'Be Kind' artwork. You can also find her Geography work on the Geography page. Fantastic job Millie!

Lewis sent me a picture of him with his beautiful rainbow. It certainly made me smile!

Remember it is perfectly fine to have our low moments. Keeping ourselves busy is a great way to feel better. Why not have a go at the writing and Maths activities below? Or you can head over to the other subject pages to have a try at different activities. Mr Barnard is recommending 'White Rose Maths' and 'Can Do Maths' on the Maths page. We are also hoping you have been keeping up with Times Table Rockstars.

Keep smiling and keep safe Year 3. I'm missing you all lots.

Miss Grace  

Writing Challenge:

Watch this fascinating clip from The Literacy Shed all about Pandora from the film Avatar.

You have the choice of the following tasks all about Pandora.

  • Write a non-chronological report about Pandora or one of the creatures who live there. 
  • Write an explanation or set of instructions 'How to Care For...'   How to care for one of the creatures from the clip. 
  • Write a narrative set on the planet. 
  • Write a diary entry for an astronaut landing on the planet, describing the journey, landing, meeting the inhabitants etc. 
  • Design a space vehicle for landing on the planet, what special tools would it need?
  • Write a setting description.

Maths Challenge:

For your Maths this week, I have prepared some questions all about Pandora. Remember to watch the clip above first!

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Good morning Year 3! Another week has passed and it seemed to fly by. Did it go by quickly for you?

This week I have been busy doing all my work on my laptop and getting my daily exercise. The weather has been so lovely so I have enjoyed going for walks around my local area. 

 

I have also enjoyed receiving emails from you guys, I thought I would showcase some of the amazing work I have been sent:

 

I've had some awesome pieces of artwork including Space-Bat-Angel-Dragons by Freddie, Lewis and Hayden. 

Penny has been busy making an Iron Man from junk modelling. I'm very impressed with all your creativity! :)

Reading Challenge

Listen to the recording of chapter 1 of 'The Man Who Bought a Mountain' on Youtube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5AvmsRqADU

You can read along with the lady on the video or using the text below. You can pause the video at any point to answer the questions on the activity sheet. 

Maths Challenge

We are going to recap on tenths.

Remember if you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Have fun with the activities this week and I look forward to seeing all your hard work!

Miss Grace

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Good morning Year 3 and Happy Easter! I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your Easter holidays and didn't eat TOO much chocolate. I also hope you have seen and enjoyed our Cashes Green Easter video that is on the homepage. It was lots of fun to make and we all found it very funny to watch. 

Since my last update, I have been keeping very busy at home. Although I do still have my lazy days, I try to do something productive every day. On one day, I decided to paint my bedroom (which I thought would be quick and easy but it took all day!) I have also started crocheting again. Crochet is a little bit like knitting but instead of using needles, you use a hook. So far, I have made a hat, a hanging planter and 3 plant pot cosies:

I think they turned out a little bit better than my cake did. What do you think?

Apart from crocheting, I have been running to keep fit and I've also practiced doing some art. I used watercolours and black ink to create these pictures.

If you want to challenge your art skills, why not head to the Art page on the website to find some activities from Miss Bliss for you to try?

Writing Challenge

Watch this clip from the Literacy Shed:

 

I chose this clip because I thought there were lots of similarities between the robot from the video clip and The Iron Man.

Your writing challenges this week:

1) Can you write a list of all the things that are the same about the robot and Iron Man and a list of all the things that are different?

2) Can you write a setting description with lots of powerful adjectives to describe the hut the man lives in? Think about the details like all the bits of paper all over the place and the cold, darkness outside that is filled with mystery. 

3) Can you write a conversation between the man and the robot at the end of the clip? Think about what the man might say to the robot - is he excited? scared? anxious? Remember to use inverted commas (") at the begging and end of when the character is speaking. 

Maths Challenge

 

For your Maths challenge this week, we're going to recap on Fractions. If you get stuck and need a reminder on how to answer these then remember you can always email me. You can also go to this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ which has some really useful clips to guide you through the questions. 

I'm missing you all very much and I'm looking forward to seeing you all. Please don't forget to email me with any questions you have or if you want to show off your work! 

Take care,

Miss Grace

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Year 3! I hope you are all keeping safe and looking after your families. I have been keeping very busy at home doing some home improvements in my kitchen and baking cakes. I made a cake but only had 2 baking tins... which were different sizes! Don't laugh too much at my oddly shaped cake! 

Do you think I could win the Great British Bake Off?
Do you think I could win the Great British Bake Off?

I would love to hear about everything you have been up to! Please send me any pictures of work/art/fun things you have done at home that you would like to share. It always cheers me up to see what you have been doing.

 

Writing Challenge:

Can you draw a picture of the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon from the 'Iron Man' by Ted Hughes? In chapter 4, the creature is described as

'Terribly black, terribly scaly, terribly knobbly, terribly horned, terribly hairy, terribly clawed, terribly fanged with vast indescribably terribly eyes...'

You can use whatever art supplies you like. I can't wait to see how your artwork turns out!

If you finish drawing the creature, you can try writing your own character description for the dragon. Use your imagination and include lots of great adjectives to describe him. 

Maths Challenge:

To help you with your 8 times tables, I am linking the 8 times table song we listened to on Youtube. Keep challenging yourself to learn them off by heart and get even quicker on Times Table Rockstars.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_BJjR9rdwA

 

Have fun with these challenges and remember to ask if you need any help. 

 

I miss you all lots!

 

Miss Grace

Here are the websites and apps suggested in the home learning pack for the first two weeks of closure. They will be updated after Easter but are good for practising your maths and English until then. Don't forget to email Mrs Eeley if you'd like a temporary login for Nessy.

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ for children wanting to practise their phonics a little more

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ select your year group and the pattern to practise

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button times tables, division, square numbers, number bonds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/#maths-7-9

https://www.mathplayground.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ (online lessons to do together – one a day)

 

Miss Grace's email address is agrace@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk please contact her if you have any questions about your child's learning. She will reply as soon as she can during school hours in term time. 

Information for Parents on Online Safety - this is extra important at this time.

 

As always, please supervise children using these links - a site may also contain links to other sites or clips so whilst these direct links are suitable there might be content a few clicks away that isn't.

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