Welcome to Year 3
Mr Ben Summers
Year 3 Class Teacher
Welcome to our Year 3 class page!
Here you'll find out all about what we're up to this term plus links to
useful learning resources.
Hello Year 3
I hope you are all getting on okay at home, staying safe and doing your best to carry on your learning where you can. Please keep working through your home learning packs that went home on the last day of school.
Just a little bit every day will help!
In the columns below there are links to useful websites to help with your learning at home. I am adding to these as much as I can over the next few weeks so scroll down to see what's there and check back often to see what new stuff might have appeared!
Remember keep looking after each other in this anxious and uncertain time - there's lots of other different types of learning and development children can be doing right now beyond their school work! See you all soon and feel free to email me on my school email address which is in your learning packs or email I sent to your parents at the start of the week.
Here are some link to some maths learning websites that are currently free...
This is Carol Voderman's maths teaching site. It is free to sign up at the moment and has teaching videos, practice questions and games.
If you fancy a science project STEM is a great site full of projects and resources developed for kids by actually scientist!
David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days at 11am daily. You can catch up on the story that was read earlier today. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is doing a live PE lesson from 9am – 9:30am every weekday on You tube. This is the link to his You tube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
If children (or adults) are feeling anxious Calm is offering free access to some of their Yoga/mindfulness/music videos https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath
Our art this term would have been looking at the work of artist Henri Rousseau who painted many jungle/rainforest scenes. Below is a powerpoint which the children could look at and then have a go at doing there own Rousseau rainforest pictures.
Also if if you're looking for more art this is a website by Illustrator Rob Biddulph which he does some 'draw alongs' you could have a go at. http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob?fbclid=IwAR07Gffk1NcHpDfQfqjacxEBSxxXPn7bCozY231hCfqVGchuyKJTyzzLVPk
Hey guys please try and READ READ READ whilst you're off! It will help you soooo much! Also try and talk talk talk about what you've read! I've set myself the challenge of reading 3 big chapter books by Easter, I though you might want to take up the challenge too?!
I will post here about how I'm getting on.
I'm reading two at the same time right now to help me complete my challenge; one is a fiction story called Lady of the Lake by Andrzej Sapkowski which I'm just over half way through and the other is a non-fiction book called Atomic Habits by James Clear which I've only read 1 chapter of so far (They are both grown up books so I wouldn't recommend them to you till you're older).
If you are taking up the challenge like me, your parents could email me which books you are reading and I will add them here to the class page with mine so we can see what we are up to!
My top tip for reading is to also listen to audio books! It's one of my favourite things to do because you can do other things whilst still enjoying the book. Plus, if it's a book you own already you can even read along!
Right now a website called Audible (which is a website that lets you listen to audiobooks) is free for kids so why not check it out and get listening/reading! Here is the link:
We're super excited to be in Year 3 and feeling very grown up as part of Key Stage 2!
We're ready for a fun and challenging year filled with lots of awesome learning experiences and great opportunities to be the best we can be!
Our project for this term is called
Why should we save the rainforest?
Click on the link to take you to the National Online Safety website. Here you can download parent guides about popular apps and games.
Homework is set every Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Here in Year 3 we run a grid system. At the start of each term you will be set 9 homework tasks in a grid. These can be completed one per week in any order across the term. You can chose which task you do each week, meaning you can do small task on weeks when you have less time and save larger tasks for when you got a bit more time - whatever works for you! The grid will be stuck in the front of your homework book and you can tick them off each week as you complete them. A copy of the grid can also be found below.