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Welcome to Wonderful Wagtail Class

This class page will share the fantastic learning in Year Three, Team Wagtail.

Our teacher is Mr. Thomas. 

 

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SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries/library-news/summer-reading-challenge

Good morning all Wagtails and Goldfinches!

 

It is that exciting time of year when you get to find out who your teacher will be in September. In Year 4 next year (September 2020), Miss Parker will be teaching Warbler Class and Mr Hills will be teaching Puffin Class.

 

You will find out exactly who you will have on Friday but please have a watch of the following video from them both, which just gives a little bit of information about them, what next year looks like and what they would like you to do for September.

 

https://youtu.be/kdI4O5NxC8I

 

Please do get in touch with them via the blog if you would like as they are happy to help and are looking forward to getting to know you and starting in September!

 

 

Tuesday 21st July

Congratulations Wagtails! You have made it to the end of Year 3! Today is the last day of the school year. Well done for everything you have done, not only this term, but in the last year! You have all worked so hard, being resilient in your learning. You have adapted brilliantly to learning virtually and overcome so many challenges. You should all be incredibly proud! 

 

Today, you are free to complete the online grids but please know there is no pressure to do all of these.

 

Most importantly, I hope that you all have a brilliant, restful and well-deserved summer holiday. We cannot wait to hear all about it when we are back at school. We are all looking forward to seeing you all in September.

 

Have a fantastic summer!

 

Enjoy & stay safe,

Miss Parker

Monday 20th July

Good morning Wagtails! Well done for getting to, not only the last two days of the term, but nearly the end of the school year! You have all worked so hard! I am so pleased with how well you have all adapted whilst learning at home. You should all be incredibly proud of yourselves. 

 

Today and tomorrow's activities are a bit different as there are a range of activities for you to choose from. You could maybe do 4 today and 4 tomorrow! It does not matter which order you complete these in or if you only choose a certain few to complete.
Click on the link to find an exciting, adventurous grid of indoor and outdoor learning tasks for you to dip into.

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning/2007year-3

 

I hope you all have a fantastic last few days of home learning. Please post about your last two days on the blog- we would all love to see this before the summer holidays.

 

After Tuesday, you all deserve a long, restful break for working so hard. All of the teachers and myself hope that you have a wonderful summer holiday and we cannot wait to see you in September when we are all back. 

 

Stay safe, be kind and keep smiling!

 

Miss Parker & Year 3/4 Team

Friday 17th July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are all well and have enjoyed this week of learning. Today is your last day of online home learning with virtual lessons. Next week will be a creative week in the style of a newsletter. How exciting! 

I hope you especially enjoy the maths activities today- it was a lot of fun to create! 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Quiz day!

Begin your day with a new Early Morning Activity today!

 

  • Maths- To practise problem solving: Puzzles or an Escape Room!
  • English- To create a detailed wanted poster
  • Creative- Art: To learn about Henri Rousseau's jungle-themed artwork

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Virtual Tours: National Museum of Natural History
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Have an amazing day and enjoy your weekend of rest! I look forward to reading your blogs later today.

 

Enjoy!

Miss Parker

Thursday 16th July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope you all had a great day yesterday. The activities for today are outlined below. I hope that you enjoy them! Today and tomorrow are our last few days of official Diamond Online 'lessons' with Monday and Tuesday next week being creative days (very exciting!). 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words ending 'sion'- quiz on Friday!

Try a new Early Morning Activity today!

 

  • Maths- To be able to subtract a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number (with exchange)
  • English- To plan and write my own cracking contraption/ To redraft one paragraph of my writing
  • Creative- Geography: To learn about threats from deforestation

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Story Time: The Fox and the Star
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Have a wonderful day, everyone! Please post a blog to let us know what you have been doing.

 

Enjoy and keep smiling! 

 

Miss Parker

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are enjoying your week of virtual learning. Today's learning is outlined below. Please make sure you watch the mindset video as this will really help you in preparation for your day and even for September! Also, Helene Tame has recorded  her final virtual assembly so please watch this by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/ICfcT6TRpVc  

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words ending 'sion'- quiz on Friday!

Start your day with a new Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add two 3-digit numbers (with exchange)
  • English- To plan and write my own cracking contraption
  • Creative- To explain my likes and dislikes

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- How to develop a positive mindset
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you all have a fantastic day of learning and I look forward to reading the blogs later today!

 

Have a wonderful day!

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a marvellous Monday! If you haven't already, please post a blog to let us know what activities you took part in. Let's see how many blogs we can achieve this week as our last full week of school!

Here are today's lessons- we hope that you enjoy them and learn lots. I would recommend watching the mindfulness video for more information about what mindfulness is and how you can use it. It can be very effective!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words ending 'sion'- quiz on Friday!

Start your day with a new Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers (with exchange)
  • English- To design a cracking contraption
  • Creative- Geography: To describe and understand the layers of a tropical rainforest

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Mindfulness Video: What is Mindfulness and how do we do it?
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you have a brilliant day today! I look forward to reading the blogs later.

 

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

 

Monday 13th July

Good morning, Year 3 & 4! I hope that you are all well and happy. Hopefully, you all had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather that we received this weekend! This is our last full week of online learning. Well done to everyone for their hard work, determination and resilience during this challenging time. Keep going for just one more week!

 

With your parents, please have a look at the Summer Reading Challenge. This looks incredibly exciting! Post a blog if you are going to start this!

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries/library-news/summer-reading-challenge 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words ending 'sion'- quiz on Friday!

Start your day with a new Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add two-digit and three-digit numbers (with exchange)
  • English- To begin to understand the key features of an explanation text
  • Science- To build and test your own mini-raft 

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New & Final- End of Year Assembly with Mrs Turner
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Please take the time to watch today's assembly- it is very important. I hope you all have a brilliant day today! Make sure you take lots of learning breaks, drink lots of water and get lots of exercise during your day. Mostly, I hope that you enjoy the learning and have a happy, positive day!

 

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Friday 10th July

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you are all happy, safe and well.

 

Well done for making it to the end of another week. You only have one full week left to go until the summer holidays begin! Wow! Keep up the hard work! You are all doing so well. Remember, try to blog your work when you can so your teacher and class can see what you have been doing.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Quiz!

Try a new Early Morning Activity today!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (no exchange)
  • English- To describe a rainforest
  • Creative- To report (commentate) on an event

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Whipsnade Zoo Virtual tour!
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Make sure you take lots of breaks throughout the day, get some fresh air and do some exercise. I look forward to reading your thrilling blogs later today.

 

Have a brilliant day- hopefully we will start to see some sunshine too! 

 

Take care,

Miss Parker

Thursday 9th July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are all having a great week and enjoying your home learning. Keep working hard for the last few weeks as the summer holidays are in the horizon!

Today's activities are outlined below. I look forward to reading the blogs later to see what you have all been doing!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words with 'sc'

Begin your day with an Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to spot patterns with addition and subtraction
  • English- To research rainforests (for writing on Friday)
  • Creative- To plan and design a mascot

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Story Time!
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Please remember to blog about your day at some point. Your teachers and myself would love to hear how you are and what you have learnt. 

Have a fantastic day of learning!

 

Keep smiling!
Miss Parker

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are all well and safe. Today's learning is below. If you haven't already, make sure that you try a new Outdoor Learning activity some time this week. They are available on your year group page under 'Additional Activities'. These are updated weekly so please have a peek into them!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words with 'sc'

Begin your day with an Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add and subtract hundreds. 
  • English- To answer questions about a text
  • Creative- To create Top Trump cards for the Rio Olympics

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- PSHE: What is a good mistake?
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope that you all have a fantastic day. Let us know what you have been up to today by posting a blog!

 

Enjoy and be safe!

Miss Parker

 

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are all well and enjoying this beautiful blue sky and sunshine! Well done for your excellent work yesterday. Did you know that we are nearly at the end of the term? I cannot believe it! You are all working so hard so keep this up!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words with 'sc'

Begin your day with an Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to subtract 10s from a 3-digit number with exchange
  • English- To illustrate and describe my ideas
  • Creative- Geography: To create a bar chart to show climate data

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- PSHE: Mindfulness, Thought bubbles
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope that you enjoy the tasks that we have set you today. Remember, you do not have to do everything so please just try to complete what you can. I would recommend spending 5 minutes participating in today's mindfulness as this may really help you to focus for the day.

 

It would be great for you to continue taking AR quizzes so make sure when you finish a book (or e-book via Oxford Owl website) that you check for a quiz and complete this when you can.

 

Have a brilliant day today! I look forward to reading what you have been up to on the blogs. 

 

Enjoy and keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Monday 6th July

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I was so glad to see some blue skies and sun on my long walks and runs this weekend. What did you all get up to?

Post something on the blog today to fill us in about your exciting weekends.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and spell words with 'sc'

Start your Monday with a new Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add 10s to a 3-digit number with exchange
  • English-To make predictions from pictures
  • Creative- Science: To create a flow chart for animal classification

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Assembly: 'Kindness' with the Duchess of Cambridge
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you all have a brilliant day. Please make sure you take many breaks throughout the day. Today would be a lovely day to go outside and enjoy the sunshine as part of a learning break.

 

Have a fabulous day!

 

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have all had a spectacular week! It has been brilliant to hear some great feedback about the Diamond Online, that a lot of you are learning so much and really enjoying this. If you haven't already had a look at the different opportunities on the Diamond Online learning, please make sure you have a look so you don't miss any valuable opportunities.

 

Remember, there is no pressure for you to do everything so please just try to complete what you can. Blogging your work is a great way for teacher's to see what you have been up to and to reply to this so try posting a blog about your week, today. 

 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Quiz day! Let us know how you get on!

Try a new Early Morning Activity to begin your day!

 

  • Maths- To add and subtract tens from a 3-digit number (no exchange)
  • English- To write a chapter in the story
  • Creative- DT: To follow a South American recipe Note: You will need an adult's help with this

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- World Tours: Rio beyond the map! 
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you have a brilliant Friday- there are so many exciting activities for you to complete! I look forward to hearing all about them. 

 

Enjoy! Have a great weekend too!

 

Take care,

Miss Parker

Thursday 2nd July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are well and safe. What a beautiful day it is! Let's hope it stays this way and the rain goes away. 

 

Today's learning schedule is written below. I hope that you are enjoying the tasks that we are setting for you. Remember, we really appreciate hearing your feedback so please blog to let us know what you enjoyed or maybe we could improve.

 

Don't forget to watch today's story time, where we will finish reading The Truth Pixie together. (If you haven't watched the first reading last Thursday, have a look on the archives WB 22.6.20 or click here to watch the first reading https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-NoFKGSOLf2Gw7EHzErvUOduXVPS3Ebr/view.  I really liked this book as it has a lot of important messages that we can think about. Let me know what your thoughts are by posting on the blog. 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and use words that end in -ous- practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

Start your day with an Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to subtract ones from a 3-digit number with exchange
  • English- To plan a chapter in the story
  • Creative- Geography: To compare daily life with another setting

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Story Time: finishing 'The Truth Pixie' by Matt Haig, read by Miss Parker
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Remember that you do not have to do everything. Just try to do what you can. Maybe try something new today such as an 'outdoor learning activity', if you haven't already. Try to get some fresh air during the day and drink lots to keep hydrated.

 

I hope you all have a brilliant day!

 

Take care,

Miss Parker

Wednesday 1st July

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope that you are well and safe. We are half way through our week and so close to our summer holidays! Well done for working so hard. Keep going until the end of the week! You can do it!

 

Today's learning is written below- make sure you try today's PSHE activity. We would all love to see what you have completed so please write a blog post towards the end of the day.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and use words that end in -ous- practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

To wake you up, start your day with an Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add ones to a 3-digit number with exchange
  • English- To write a character description 
  • Creative- Geography: To gather information and make notes

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- PSHE: Story Creators Challenge
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you enjoy your exciting day of learning. I look forward to reading your insightful blog posts later today. Enjoy!

 

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Tuesday 30th June

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope you all had a fantastic start to the week. Today's schedule is as written below. I would recommend taking part in the Mindfulness video which is only a few minutes long. 

 

I hope you all enjoy today's learning- let us know how you find today's work by writing on the blog! Please remember that we love seeing what work you have completed, so feel free to post an image of your work on the blog.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and use words that end in -ous- practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

Before you start any of the lessons, try an Early Morning Activity!

 

  • Maths- To be able to add and subtract ones from a 3-digit number
  • English- To write my own disgusting recipe
  • Creative- Geography: To understand symbols and a key when using a map

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Mindfulness: How to beat nerves
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Have a wonderful day today. Take lots of learning breaks to rest your busy brains!

 

Enjoy! 

Miss Parker

Monday 29th June

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope you all had a great weekend. What have you all been up to? Let us know by posting on the blog. 

Today's activities are written below. This week, everything is now created and videoed by Diamond Online Teachers so hopefully you all can benefit from this. Also, you should now be able to click on your correct year group for everything and have a 'support' or 'challenge' set of tasks. We hope this really helps you with your home learning. Remember, any feedback is helpful for us to improve so post a blog to let us know how your learning is going. 

 

If you have completed any work and would like to send it to us, you can blog your work and your teacher would be delighted to see this.

However, if you would like to send it to the Diamond Online Year 3 team for feedback, please send it to:

 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- To understand and use words that end in -ous

Begin your day with an Early Morning Activity

 

  • Maths- To be able to add and subtract multiples of 100
  • English- To answer questions based on a text providing evidence 
  • Science- To describe a habitat

 

  • P.E: Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workout
  • New- Assembly: Responsibility
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you all have a spectacular Monday and learn lots! Remember to take lots of breaks and get some fresh air. 

 

Enjoy!

Miss Parker

Friday 26th June

Happy Friday, Wagtails! You have completed another week of brilliant home learning- well done! Thank you for all of your hard work and effort this week. We are all so impressed. Today's schedule of work is outlined below. Try to take some time to virtually visit the National History Museum. This looks incredible! Let us know what you discover by posting a blog.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Prefix 'inter' - Spelling quiz

Try a new Early Morning Activity to begin your day!

 

  • Maths- To revise fractions
  • English- To create a dialogue that uses accurate speech punctuation
  • New- Creative- Art: To create a collage based on Beatriz Milhazes' work

 

  • P.E: Zumba!
  • New- Museum Tour: The National History Museum!
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

I hope you have a fantastic day today and enjoy your weekend. Make sure you seek plenty of fresh air to fuel your growing brains.

 

Enjoy and keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Thursday 25th June

 

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope you are all well and joyful. We are nearly at the end of this week's online learning and we are also nearly half way through our year (6 months exactly until Christmas Day!) I hope you are learning lots and enjoying the online learning. I look forward to reading how today has been on the blogs. 

 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Prefix 'inter' - practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

Why not have a go at a new Early Morning Activity to start your day?

 

  • Maths- To subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • English- To understand how to write and punctuate direct speech
  • Creative- P.E- Dance: To dance with increasing control and precision

 

  • P.E: Zumba!
  • New- Story time with Miss Parker
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Try your best with today's lessons and activities. Maybe try some of the tasks outside if you can today? Keep well hydrated and take lots of rests and breaks in the shade.

 

Have a fantastic day!

 

Stay safe in the heat and keep positive!

 

Miss Parker

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning Wagtails! I hope you all made the most of the lovely sunny weather yesterday! Please let us know what you have done by writing on the blogs. Keep up the brilliant work today and try to challenge yourself if you can!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Prefix 'inter' - practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

Why not have a go at a new Early Morning Activity to start your day?

 

  • Maths- Adding fractions with the same denominator
  • English- To explore the characters of Roald Dahl and create your own
  • Creative- New- Music: To repeat and maintain rhythmic patterns

 

  • New- P.E: Zumba!
  • New- PSHE: Making connections challenge!
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Make sure that you get lots of fresh air and exercise throughout your day by maybe going for a walk or skip. I hope you enjoy today's lessons. Let us know how you find them by blogging.

 

Enjoy!

 

Stay smiling!

Miss Parker

Tuesday 23rd June

Good morning, Wagtails! I hope you all had a brilliant Monday. Make sure you take some time outside today to appreciate this fabulous weather. 

 

Well done to everyone for putting so much effort into your home learning. I am so pleased to see so many of you working so hard and creating fantastic pieces of work. Please continue to feedback how you are finding the Diamond Online by posting a blog. 

 

Today, Helene Tame has recorded an assembly for you to watch. Follow this link to view: https://youtu.be/ocPYqJYwQ4E 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Prefix 'inter' - practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

Why not have a go at a new Early Morning Activity to start your day?

 

  • Maths- Finding equivalent fractions part 2
  • English- To create my own information text using the appropriate features
  • Creative- Design and Technology: To design and follow a step by step plan

 

  • New- P.E: Zumba!
  • New- Cosmic Zen Den Mindfulness Video
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Remember to take lots of learning breaks to give your mind a rest. Get lots of fresh air and drink lots of water to fuel your buzzy brains!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and learn lots.

 

Stay safe, kind and smiling!

Miss Parker

 

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning Wagtails! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It would be lovely to hear what you have done during the wonderful weekend. Try blogging about this as part of your activities today!

 

As the Diamond Online progresses, you will find that some of the lessons will have different activities for Year 3 and Year 4. When you finish watching your lesson, please take care in choosing the correct activity (Year 3 support or Year 3 challenge, or Year 4 support or Year 4 challenge). We are aiming to do this for Maths as well as English so keep an eye out!

 

Try your best today- don't be afraid to challenge yourself! Please blog to let us know what you have done and how you have found the work.

 

 

Your schedule for today is written below. Remember to click on the correct year group as these are separate from today. 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Prefix 'inter' - practise these spellings for a quiz on Friday!

To begin the week, try a new Early Morning Activity to start your day!

 

  • Maths- Finding equivalent fractions
  • English- To research the author Roald Dahl
  • Creative- Science: To describe and construct a food chain

 

  • New- P.E: Zumba!
  • New- Assembly: Nurtured
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

In addition to this, we have launched a new feedback service. If you wish to, you and your parents can email your work into this email y3feedback@diamondonline.uk and we will try to feedback about your work within 2 days. Don't forget to blog as well, if you can!

 

I hope you all have a fantastic day. I look forward to seeing/hearing about your brilliant work and your busy days.

 

Enjoy!

Miss Parker

Friday 19th June

Happy Friday Warblers, Puffins, Goldfinch and Wagtails! Well done on completing another week of home learning with the Diamond Online. You have all been fantastic! I know so many of you have been working so hard so I wanted to just say a big well done. Today's activities are outlined below- I hope you enjoy your day!

 

If you haven't already, make sure you watch Mrs Bryden's assembly about Simba's Lockdown!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Homophones- Spelling Quiz

Today, try a new Early Morning Activity to wake yourself up for the day!

 

  • Maths- Compare and order unit fractions
  • English- Poetry: Write a repetitive poem
  • Creative- History: To describe the effects the Conquistadors had on the Inca civilisation

 

  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • New- Museum Tour- Metropolitan Museum of Art!
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Please try your best with today's activities. It has been brilliant to see so much of your work on the blogs so please continue this! I look forward to hearing what you have enjoyed in today's home learning. 

I hope you have a great weekend. Make sure you rest and recharge this weekend so you can be ready for another set of excellent lessons next week.

 

Enjoy!

 

Stay kind, happy and keep smiling!

Miss Parker

Thursday 18th June

Good morning, Year 3 and 4! What a crazy week of weather! Did you all see the terrific thunderstorm?

 

I hope that you are all well, safe and keeping positive during this time at home. Remember, if you wish, to take a minute to practise mindful, relaxation breathing as this will help you take care of your mental well-being. If you wish to, there are more mindfulness videos on the Cosmic Zen Den YouTube channel e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so8QN9an3t8   but please choose a video with your parent's supervision. 

 

How are you all finding the Diamond Online? Please blog any positive (and negative) feedback as this really helps us improve the virtual learning for you. 

 

Today's learning schedule is below. Don't miss out on  today's story time- this is a book called Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd. I hope you enjoy this!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Homophones- practise your spellings for Friday!

Before you start any of the lessons, have a go at one or two of the Early Morning Activities to get your brain working, ready for the day ahead! 

 

  • Maths- Comparing fractions with the same denominator
  • English- SPaG focus: Expanded noun phrases
  • Creative- Art: To use complimentary and contrasting colour for effect (based on South America topic)

 

  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • Story Time: Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Please continue with your excellent blog posts as we all thoroughly enjoy reading them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I hope you all have a lovely day and that it isn't too wet and soggy outside. 

 

Enjoy!

Stay safe, kind and happy!

 

Miss Parker

Wednesday 17th June

Good morning, Year 3 & 4! We are half way through our week now! I am so impressed with the excellent work I have been seeing on the blogs. It is great to hear what exciting new things you are learning- please continue to share this with everyone.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning: 

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Homophones- practise your spellings for Friday!

Before you start any of the lessons, have a go at one or two of the Early Morning Activities to get your brain working, ready for the day ahead! 

 

  • Maths- Consolidating Finding non-unit fractions of quantities
  • English- Poetry- Features of poetry
  • Creative- Geography: To gather information from different sources- based around Machu Picchu

 

  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • PSHE- My Memories challenge
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Try your best with the lessons today. Remember if you are finding it a bit tricky, access the 'Support' tasks and video (note-only for maths today). If you are finding it a bit easy, try the challenges! If you wanted to challenge yourself further in maths, look at the range of additional websites on the Year 3/4 page-the NRich website has a range of excellent activities for you to complete that will test your mathematical thinking.

 

Please remember to blog about your day and the work you have completed. Your teachers will really appreciate this and will respond as quickly as they can. 

I hope you all have a great day. Enjoy!

 

Keep safe, smiling and stay kind!

Miss Parker

 

Tuesday 16th June

Good morning, Year 3 & 4. I hope you all had a brilliant day yesterday!

 

The outline of today's work is below with a 'Challenge lesson' for English. For Maths, there is a 'Support lesson' where a teacher from the trust will be helping you with your tasks today. Let us know if you have tried any of these videos to help you with you learning by posting a blog!

 

It would be brilliant for you to share your work with your class and teachers by writing on the blog to spread positivity and enthusiasm! You could start this by discussing maybe one exciting fact you have learnt today or explaining something you have enjoyed doing.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning:

  • PSHE- Cosmic Zen Den Mindfulness: Superpower Listening
  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Spellings- Homophones- practise your spellings for Friday!

 

  • Maths- Finding non-unit fractions of quantities
  • English- Poetry- Reading Comprehension: Language
  • Creative- Geography: Describe the differences between people in the Inca Civilization.
  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Attempt some of the Early Morning Activities to fire your brain up for learning! Share what you have completed on the blog.

 

I am hearing many positive comments about this way of learning so please keep sharing with us what you are enjoying or maybe finding difficult. Remember to take lots of breaks and to try and get outside in the fresh air to give your brain a break. Please do not feel that you have to complete everything each day but just try your best to do what you can.

 

I hope you have a fantastic day.

 

Stay safe, kind and positive!

Miss Parker

 

 

 

Monday 15th June

 

Good morning Year 3 and Year 4! I hope you all had a fantastic, restful weekend with this beautiful weather. Welcome to a new week of home learning. Well done for being so patient and adapting to the new Diamond Online. If you have any questions, please post these on the blog and we will try to respond as quickly as possible. Remember, it would be excellent if you could blog your work/about your work so your teacher and class can see what you have been doing.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning:

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Maths- To identify and describe non-unit fractions. 
  • English- Poetry- Reading Comprehension: Word Meaning
  • Spellings- Homophones
  • Creative- Science: To investigate what makes a good rocket
  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • PSHE- NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe Assembly
  • Additional Activities- Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Have a go at any of the Early Morning Activities to wake your brain up, ready for a wonderful day of learning!

 

There are so many new and exciting lessons for you today- I hope you all have a brilliant day! Try your best but remember to have lots of breaks and fresh air to help you learn the best you can.

 

Keep positive and smiling!

Miss Parker

 

 

Friday 12th June

 

Happy Friday! Well done Year 3 & Year 4- we have made it to the end of another week of home learning. Thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance this week. 

I am so happy with how many of you have been resilient in adapting to this new way of learning. Please continue the amazing work today and blog what you have completed to share with other Year 3 and Year 4 pupils and teachers.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning:

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Maths- To describe unit and non-unit fractions
  • English- Instructions- Write a set of instructions
  • Creative- Geography:  To learn about the Amazon river and rainforest
  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • New- Museum Tour: British Museum
  • Additional Activities: Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

 

Please try any of the Early Morning Activities to get your brain thinking for the day ahead. 

 

If there are any questions, please ask on the blog. Do not feel any pressure to complete everything- just try what you can. 

 

Make sure you take lots of learning breaks and get some fresh air during the day- this will help your brain to rest and as a consequence, learn more effectively!

 

I hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend to rest. 

 

Keep positive and smiling!

Miss Parker

Thursday 11th June

Good morning, Year 3 & 4! I hope you all had fun splashing in puddles yesterday! Thank you for being so patient with the new virtual learning platform. It has been helpful to see what you have all thought about this so we can further improve it. I am glad to hear that many of your children are enjoying the new way of learning. 

 

Please continue to blog work that has been completed - this is a great way to spread enthusiasm!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning:

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Maths- To find unit fractions of a given quantity
  • English- Instructions- SPaG focus- Adverbs
  • Creative- Geography: Identify a number of significant human and physical features of South America 
  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • New Story Time: Oliver Jeffers - Stuck
  • Additional Activities: Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

Try a few of the Early Morning Activities to start your day!

 

Try to complete what you can. Do not feel any pressure to complete everything every day. It is important to ensure learning breaks are taken, along with fresh air and physical exercise to help maintain good wellbeing and aid learning.

 

I hope you have a lovely day learning many new things! Remember, it would be great if you could share your work with your peers and teachers at the end of the day. 

 

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

 

Wednesday 10th June

Good morning, Year 3 & Year 4. We are nearly half way through the week! I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's work on the Diamond Online. Please ask if you have any questions on the blog. It would be excellent to see or hear what work you have completed and what you have learnt by posting on the blogs. 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning:

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Maths- To recognise, identify and describe unit fractions
  • English- Identify and understanding the features of a text
  • Creative- Geography (this subject will change each week) : To locate capital cities and landmarks
  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • PSHE- Handwashing challenge
  • Additional Activities: Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)

Take a look at the Early Morning Activities to start your day!

 

Remember to just try to do what you can. If you find something difficult, persevere by trying a different way. Don't forget to take learning breaks to rest your brain. 

 

I hope you enjoy today's lessons and learn something new! Share what you have learnt on our blogs so we can learn even more. Have a fantastic day (even though it is a bit rainy!)

 

Keep smiling!

Miss Parker

 

Tuesday 9th June

Good Morning Year 3 & 4!

 

What a beautiful day it is today! I hope you are all well. Thank you for persevering with the new way of home learning, Diamond Online. There have been some technical issues with the website but we are trying our best to sort these as quickly as possible so you can learn many new things!

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning 

 

Today you will be learning:

  • Reading- 20 minutes daily
  • Maths- Recognising equal and unequal parts
  • English- Reading comprehension, word meaning
  • Creative- Geography: Locate South American Countries using digital maps
  • P.E- Joe Wicks workout
  • PSHE- Squish the Fish Yoga 
  • Additional Activities: Outdoor Learning (look here for the outdoor learning grid)
     

Please also see Early Morning activities to start your day by exercising your brain!

 

If you find that there are any difficulties with Diamond Online, please blog to let me know. Remember, there are some videos here to help you use the website confidently. 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/how-to-use-the-online-school 

 

Try your best to be resilient in your learning and please persevere. If you find you cannot do one activity, try something else. Please remember that your teachers, even if they are in school, would love to see what you have been doing at home. Try your best to blog about your day, or the work you have done. 

 

I hope you all have a successful day of learning. Remember to just try and do what you can.

 

Stay positive, kind and keep smiling!

 

Miss Parker

Monday 8th June 2020

Good Morning, Year 3 & 4! 

 

Well done for completing another week of home learning! We hope you had a great weekend.

 

This week we are very happy to announce that the Diamond Online School has launched the online virtual learning platform for Year 3 & 4. This means that you can click on this link and follow the work for the day.

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/learning

 

There are about 3 hours of learning for your child. Every day there will be an English, Maths and Creative lesson. If you search around the website, you may find extra curricular activities to complete! At the minute, we have grouped Year 3 and 4 together. However, once your child has watched the lesson linked, please encourage them to access the 'Support' or 'Challenge' as required. Please support your child to continue reading daily as well as participating in physical exercise. 

 

 

To access guidance with navigating the Diamond Online website, please follow this link.  https://www.diamondonline.uk/how-to-use-the-online-school

 

There is some excellent advice with how to work well from home and support your child. https://www.diamondonline.uk/welfare-support 

 

https://www.diamondonline.uk/parents  

 

Remember to just try and do what you can. Please continue to post work and messages to your child's Class Teacher on the blog as we really enjoy seeing this.

 

We hope this is a successful way of learning and that your child enjoys this!

Have a fantastic day!

 

Miss Parker, Mr Hall, Mrs Knox, Mrs Voce & Mr Thomas

 

Good Morning Year 3 & 4. Welcome to the new half term! We hope you have all had a restful but exciting break.

 

As there are some pupils and teachers back at school now, the home learning is looking a bit different this week. 

Eventually, all of this learning will be on our new online learning platform but whilst this is being set up, here are some independent activities for your child to complete. Attached is a newsletter that outlines what your child could do each day for their home learning. For example:

 

Daily:

  • Reading for 15 minutes
  • Maths activity
  • English activity
  • Other curriculum subject activity eg. Computing, Geography, History etc.
  • Spellings
  • P.E- Joe Wick's workout

 

Please feel free to use the rest of the indoor and outdoor learning grids from last term. Your child may continue with TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed as they wish. 

 

We hope that your child continues to blog as we would love to hear what they are doing, but know that their teacher may not be able to respond as quickly as before due to the fact that they could be teaching in school.

 

If there are any questions, please feel free to ask by posting the blog. Remember to just try and do what you can- do not feel like you have to do everything. We hope you enjoy this week of learning and stay happy and safe!

 

Take care,

Miss Parker, Mr Hall, Mr Thomas, Mrs Voce and Mrs Knox

Hello Wagtail Class, I hope you had an amazing half term and are ready to start your next adventure in home learning. As you may know, I am back in school while you continue to learn from home, now with Diamond Online.

 

Remember I am still your teacher and I haven't gone away, I miss you all, I am always here to help, listen, and answer. I will still help with your learning and I still want to see all your amazing work and what you've been up to, by you posting on your blog. Just know I will not be able to reply to your blog post straight away, but I will reply.

 

Have fun with the home learning and you can still continue to do TT RockStar and Spelling Shed!

 

Remember you're all amazing and geniuses. Take your time, and take learning breaks (look after yourself). Overall make sure you try your best

 

We will get through this strange time and we will get back to normal.

 

Stay Safe and well

Mr. Thomas

Friday 22nd May

Good Morning Year Three

You are against GOLDFINCH in TT Rock Stars, Battling for 3rd Place!! (Lets Do It!)

You have made it a whole term. Next week is half-term, well done you deserve it. I am so impressed with you all and the great progress you have all made, It was so lovely to speak to you all as well and your Blogging! 

Have a great half-term make sure you stay safe and have fun.

Sherlock Holmes Day - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-could-you-be-a-detective-like-sherlock-holmes 

What is Sherlock Holmes’ favourite tree?

Our Vocab Ninja Word of the Day is: impending Definition: An impending event is one that is going to happen very soon

Reading: 20 Minutes from an AR Book or a book of your choice. (Try to Quiz as well)

Maths: 20 minutes on TT Rock Star

Maths: White Rose Week 4 Lesson 4 – Count in Tenths

Spellings: 5 Games on Spelling Shed

Indoor Learning Grid – Activity 5 Positive Thinking Cap

Outdoor Learning Grid - Activity 5 South America Map

(The Learning Grid Activities can be done in your own time, and can be done in any order)

Have a super day, remember to take learning breaks!

 

Mr. Thomas

Thursday 21st May

Bore Da Year Three

You're almost to half term, keep up the amazing work. 

Checkout how to make a Paper Helicopter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B4A1cerHTE

Notebook Day

What do you call a cow on a trampoline?

Our Vocab Ninja Word of the Day is: suffice Definition: If you say something is suffice, you mean it will be enough to achieve a purpose or to fulfil a need.

 

Reading: 20 Minutes from an AR Book or a book of your choice.

Maths: 20 minutes on TT Rock Star

Maths: White Rose Week 4 Lesson 3 – Tenths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Spellings: 5 Games on Spelling Shed

Indoor Learning Grid – Activity 4 Explanation

Outdoor Learning Grid - Activity 4 Obstacle Course

(The Learning Grid Activities can be done in your own time, and can be done in any order)

Have a super day, remember to take learning breaks!

Mr Thomas.

Wednesday 20th May

Günaydın Year Three

I hope your learning week is going great so far, I can see all the amazing work you are doing! Especially on AR, TTRS, and Spelling Shed

World Bee Day

What's a pirate's favourite letter?

Our Vocab Ninja Word of the Day is: daze Definition: If someone is in a daze, they are feeling confused and unable to think clearly.

Reading: 20 Minutes from an AR Book or a book of your choice.

Maths: 20 minutes on TT Rock Star

Maths: White Rose Week 4 Lesson 2 – Making the whole https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Spellings: 5 Games on Spelling Shed

Indoor Learning Grid – Activity 2 - Maths Hunt

Outdoor Learning Grid - Activity 3 - Street Map

(The Learning Grid Activities can be done in your own time, and can be done in any order)

 

Remember to take it easy, learn at your own speed and to enjoy yourself. 

 

Please post on the blog all your fantastic learning. 

 

Mr Thomas

Tuesday 19th May

Bom dia Year Three

What do you call a bear with no teeth?

Our Vocab Ninja Word of the Day is: impetuous Definition: If you describe someone as impetuous, you mean that they are likely to act quickly and suddenly without thinking.

 

Reading: 20 Minutes from an AR Book or a book of your choice.

Maths: 20 minutes on TT Rock Star

Maths: White Rose Week 4 – Lesson 1 – Unit and non-unit fractions                 

             https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

See if you can find some non-unit fractions in your home, e.g. 2/3s of an banana, 4/8s of an orange, 3/4s of a handful of pens. Try to be a bit creative with this one and put your pictures on the blog. We can vote on the most 

inventive non-unit fraction picture of the day!

 

Spellings: 5 Games on Spelling Shed

Indoor Learning Grid – Activity 1 - The Amazon Rainforest

Outdoor Learning Grid - Activity 2 - Sun Dial

(The Learning Grid Activities can be done in your own time, and can be done in any order)

Have a super day, remember to take learning breaks!

 

Mr. Thomas

Monday 18th May
Labas rytas Year Three

I Hope TEAM WAGTAIL had a super weekend, and you're ready for a fun week of learning. 

I will be posting on Youtube some Origami Videos and me reading Tomorrow.

 

Today is International Museum Day
How do all the oceans say hello to each other?
Our Vocab Ninja Word of the Day is: essential Definition: something that is essential is extremely important or necessary.

Reading: 20 Minutes from an AR Book or a book of your choice.
Maths: 20 minutes on TT Rock Star
Maths: BBC Bitesize – Introduction to Fractions

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39 

                  (Worksheets are below)
Spellings: 5 Games on Spelling Shed
Indoor Learning Grid – Activity 3 - Mini Museum - (To Celebrate Museum Day)
Outdoor Learning Grid - Activity 1 - Ice Cream Shop/Van
(The Learning Grid Activities can be done in your own time, and can be done in any order)

 

Optional Writing Tasks: 

(This task is optional if you would like to do this). 

Some of you expressed interest in writing a bit more. You can have a look at the English Curriculum Page for ideas - https://www.roundhouseprimary.co.uk/literacy/

Or you can write a 100 Word Challenge Story, any creative piece of writing the only rules are; it must be no more than 100 words and must include/use the prompt. 

https://100wc.net/ 

 

This week's prompt is 5 words you must include - Box, Racoon, Chair, Sky Leaf

 

Or just be creative, write about your day, a story, a story from your favourite T.V show,

 

Have a magnificent day, remember to take learning breaks!
 

Best Wishes 

Mr Thomas.

2019

In English, the children have continued to read ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. We are deep into the book now and have been able to produce diary entries and character descriptions of the characters we have met. Children have also been to write a set of instructions on how to walk through the deep, dark forest.

 

In our reading lessons, we have started to read ‘Krindlekrax’ and have been introduced to our first character. We have been making inferences about the character and using clues from the text to determine what kind of person he is.

 

In Maths, we have used our place value knowledge to help us add and subtract numbers up to 3 – digits. Also, we have started to introduce rounding and estimating an answer. We have continued to use practical resources to ensure that we are secure in our knowledge of place value.

 

In Science, we have continued with our topic, animals and the human body. We have been looking at different types of skeleton and naming a human skeleton as understanding the functions of a skeleton.

Outdoor Learning in July 2018!

School Trip June 2018!

Here are a few pictures from our Viking Day and World Book Day. Both days were great and the children thoroughly enjoyed them. 

 

We have also been continuing our book Arthur and the Golden Rope where we have been writing diaries and persuasive letters. 

 

In Maths, we have been looking at time. Everyone has been working hard at finding quarter/half past the hour and quarter to the hour as well as solving word problems involving journeys.

Pizza Express!! 01.02.18

WB 29.01.18

We’ve had a busy week in Wagtails. In Maths, we have continued to look at fractions. We have ordered and compared fractions as well as finding equivalent fractions. 

 

In English, we looked at what makes a hero and designed our own. We were then able to describe our heroes using descriptive language. 

 

Have a a great weekend.

WB 22.01.18

 

We’ve had a great couple of weeks in Wagtails class! Last week in Maths, we took part in a live lesson, hosted by the Premier League and the BBC. It involved some exercise whilst learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. This prepared us well for this week, as we started to look at fractions of objects, shapes and numbers.

 

In English, we have continued reading our new book, Arthur and the Golden Rope. We have looked at one of the pages and started to write a poem using similes, metaphors and personification.

 

This weeks Science was great! We looked at fossils and dinosaurs, focusing on where fossils came from and how they are formed.

 

Have a a great weekend, spellings to follow later on this morning.

WB 06.11.17

WB 06.11.17

In Maths this week, Wagtails have been looking at rounders numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. They worked extremely hard during these lessons and during key skills lesson, their knowledge of rounding was tested 2 player board game, which they all enjoyed. 

 

This week in English, we have been predicting the next part of our story, Leon and the Place Between. They produced storyboards at the start of the week which then enabled the, to write the next part of the story. There were some amazing and creative ideas and thoroughly enjoyed reading their work.

 

In Science, children were looking at the human body, specifically our muscles and what their functions are. They went outside and used chalk to have a go at drawing where they thought the muscles were in our body. 

 

Our PE has changed days. We now have it on Wednesday and Friday. 

 

 

WB 11.09.17

WB 11.09.17

 

It has been a very busy in Wagtails class. First, we spent a few days making our Roman helmets. We used paper mache to make our mould and then added our grey paint, finishing off by colouring in and adding decoration to it. 

 

In Maths, we started looking at place value and representing 2 and 3 - digit numbers using practical resources. Children were able to represent these numbers as well as partitioning the number to show hundreds, tens and ones.

 

In English, we started looking at our new book, Leon and the place between'. We were describing the first page of the books and predicting what the book could be about. 

 

Have a great weekend!

September 2017

What a fantastic start to the year in year 3! Last week the children learnt lots about the Romans ready to start the new topic in the ICE zone on Monday. The children all had a fantastic day last Thursday with our 'History off the page" where they got to take part in many different Roman activities. Photos to follow!

 

We also discussed what the children got up to over the summer holidays and we loved hearing all about it.

 

This year, year 3 will be having PE on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please ensure that your child has full PE kit in school ever day.

 

I am really looking forward to the year ahead. Any questions please feel free to come and ask!

 

Miss King and Mr Colborne :D

WB 05.06.17

This week in Maths, Wagtails have continued to look at fractions. They have been recognizing and showing equivalent fractions as well as comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator.

In English, we did some performance poetry based on the book we are currently reading, The Great Kapok Tree. We listened to a poem by Grace Nichols about the forest and the children were able to link the ideas from the poem with the book. From this, children were able to perform the poem, using particular sounds and actions. They all did a fantastic job!

Fantastical Cambridgeshire were in on Wednesday. We took a walk around the loves farm area (perfect weather for it) and stopped at certain areas to give children the chance to draw what they could see. In small groups, children were given a big roll of paper so they could create one massive drawing of what they saw during the course of the walk, which they thoroughly enjoyed!

A quick reminder that the Community center now has work from Fantastical Cambridgeshire up on show.

WB 15.05.17

This week, Wagtails had Fantastical Cambridgeshire come on Wednesday and we went out for a tour of Loves Farm. The weather wasn't on our side but it didn't stop the class having some brilliant ideas. We went back to the classroom and children created their own map of loves farm, using maps of different places. 
In Maths, we have looked at symmetry of lines and using mirrors to aid our learning. 
In English, we have continued to look at the Great Kapok Tree where we have been looking at the front cover and the first couple of pages

Week ending 19/5/17

 

This week in the Great Spelling Quiz it was a landslide victory for Goldfinch Class with a score of 84 - 54. This means that the overall score is 14 -8.

 

This week the new words are

possess, possession, possible, potatoes, pressure, probably

WB 17.04.17

Wagtails managed to cram in a lot of work during our 4 day week. They were introduced to their new ICE Zone topic, 'Home and Away', where they will be learning about St Neots and Europe. To prepare for the new topic, we learnt about Water Cycles, River features, Capital cities of Europe, map symbols and grid references.

 

We also had Fantastical Cambridgeshire visit us last Wednesday. The children produced some amazing slides of natural objects (which are on the door) and then drew larger versions of them.

WB 20.03.17 - Fraction Museum!

WB 20.03.17

 

We have had a fantastic week in Wagtails! The week started off with the year 3/4 Easter Production and the children did an amazing job, well done to everyone involved.

In English this week, we looked closely at speech and how to use it correctly. We produced a comic strip from our book Beowulf and next week we will be able to convert the speech into direct speech.

In Maths, both year 3 classes tried something a bit different. We decided to open a fraction museum, where children were allowed to pick any item from the classroom, think of what fractions they could have and write them on their tables using whiteboard pens. It was a fantastic lesson and today they were able to show year 4/5/6 children what they had produced. It was great to see them explaining their findings to the older children.

Have a great weekend!

WORLD BOOK DAY!!

WB 27.02.17

 

This week Wagtails have worked extremely hard and had a great day yesterday for World Book day. They created their own stories with another character that you would not expect to see together in the same story! 
In Maths, we have continued to look at fractions, looking at adding to fractions together and even looking at improper fractions. In English we wrote predictions on the book Beowulf. Our last chapter that we read ended on a cliff hanger, so we predicted what could happen next. In Science we created our own bar charts after we had tested the strength of different magnets.

 

Have a great weekend!

3.3.17

In the Great Spelling Quiz today it was another close run race. Initially both classes were tied, then Wagtails pulled ahead by 1 point. However, in a shock final word 'increase' Goldfinch pulled ahead to win 89 to 88. The total now stands at 11 - 8 to Goldfinch Class.
The new words are important, interest, island, would, knowledge, learn.

21.2.17

Please could I remind all parents of year 3 and 4 children to ensure that their child/ren have a costume for the Egyptian performance, and that it comes into school as soon as possible so that we can start rehearsing in costume. If you are unsure of the costume that your child/ren need, please let us know asap.

 

Could I also remind you to practise the songs with your child/ren for the play, which can be found on the school website, under performance resources. Thank you!

10.2.17

Please help your child to practise their song words for the Spring performance-Glint of Gold. You can find the audio tracks on the school website and clicking on the children tab; performance resources; Glint of Gold. 

Thank you in advance.

WB 30.01.17

In Wagtails, I have decided to have a sportsperson of the week, for children who are not only talented in PE but for children who show fantastic sportsmanship, teamwork and commitment. They will get a certificate which will go on the class display board for the week and then they can take it home.

 

This week, my sportsperson of the week was Zak Thompson. Not only did he show fantastic commitment in the cold conditions, he also produced some excellent push passes in Hockey.

Well done Zak!

In today's Great Spelling Quiz the result was not so close. Words like February and favourite really cased a stir!
The final score was Goldfinch 81 and Wagtails 72, which means that the total currently stands at 9 - 6 to Goldfinch.

This weeks words are
forward, fruit, grammar, poor, pretty, prove

WB 23.01.17 - Pictures from Chris Lloyd's visit.

WB 23.01.17

 

We have been very busy this week in Wagtails class!

In Maths, we have started to look at time. Children have been looking specifically at minutes past the hour and knowing the difference between the minute and the hour hand as well as looking at analogue and digital clocks.

 

In English, we have continued to read Beowulf. Last week we planned a newspaper report in preparation for this week, where we started writing our newspaper report on the attack of Heorot, the home of King Hrothgar! To help our reports, we looked specifically at quotes and how important they can be in a newspaper.

 

Both PE is next Tuesday, both indoor and outdoor, so can we ensure that warm kit is brought in.

Have a great weekend!

25.1.17

Years 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed learning about history with Chris Lloyd this afternoon! They learned about how many chickens there are in the World and how many days it would take for 1 million seconds and even 1 billion seconds. They covered everything from the Big Bang Theory through to Snapchat!

WB 16.01.17

WB 16.01.17

 

This half term in English we have started a new book, Beowulf. We have read the first two chapters and wrote a diary entry as if we were the King. Also we have started to look at features of a Newspaper in preparation for writing a newspaper report based on chapters 1 and 2. 

In Maths we have looked at using the grid method to solve multiplication and number lines to solve division number and word problems. 

In Science, we have started our new topic which is Rocks and Magnets. This week we looked at push and pull forces. 

For PE, we have started Dance and Quicksticks so please ensure PE kit is brought in for Tuesdays. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

WB 07/11/16

This week, year 3 took part in the Inter Trust Sports event at Winhills. It was a brilliant morning which included lots enthusiasm, excitement and competitiveness, despite the very arctic conditions! We managed to get a Round House 1st and 2nd which is a fantastic achievement so well done to all involved.

In Maths, Wagtails were looking at division skills which included looking at solving word problems.

In English, we took a trip onto the playground to write similes for a poem based on the autumn playground at Round House.

This week in Maths we have started to look at addition, with the introduction of the column method. We started off by a using 2 - digit number plus a 1 - digit number and started to slowly integrate a 2 - digit number add another 2 - digit number. With this being a tricky method to use at times, some of us started by drawing their own number lines to add a single digit onto 10. Some of the class managed to get onto a 4 - digit number plus anther 4 - digit number.

In English this week, we have attempted to write a new page for our book 'Leon and the Place Between'. We first looked at the style of the book and what the author has done followed by watching a clip from Cirque de Soleil and the content from this would be our new page of the book. Some wonderful and creative ideas were written in their books!!

Remember Christmas card forms must be returned by 5th October.

Have a great weekend! :)

Maths and English work - WB 26.09.16

Welcome to Wagtails!

24.6.16

The children have had a very busy week. They really enjoyed 'International week' where they 'visited' different countries and learned about their language and customs. The children in Wagtail class have finished the week by starting their learning about light by looking at their shadows and seeing how they change when they move. 

20.6.2016

The children are enjoying 'International week'. They will be learning about 5 different countries throughout the week which includes food tasting in the Ice Zones. 

9.6.16

Wagtails had a wonderful time at Pizza Express this morning learning how to make pizza! They tasted yummy too!

25.5.16

Year 3 had a wonderful time at Kew Gardens in London yesterday! We could really feel what it would be like to live in The Amazon Rain forest.

9.5.16

We are learning about measuring this week. We have started by estimating the weights of different objects around the classroom and then used weighing scales to see how accurate we were. 

3.5.16

The children in Years 3 and 4 have been doing some amazing learning in the Ice Zone. Their topic this term is South America and they have already learned so much! Look how amazing the Ice Zone looks!

3.5.16

Well done to Year 3 for participating in the St Neots storytelling festival at the Priory Centre last Friday. They performed 'Room on a Broom' by Julia Donaldson as well as Michael Rosen's 'Don't. It was a lovely morning where we heard some other fantastic poems performed by the other schools. 

15.4.16

Attached below is the Years 2/3/4 spellings word mat the children use at school. You can practise these spellings at home and use them to help when completing homework. Hope you find it useful!

15.4.16

 

A big welcome back after the Easter holidays. Wagtails have had a fantastic start to term! They have been learning about their new topic- South America where they have been locating South America on a map and labeling the Countries and Cities. They also really enjoyed participating in 'Crystal Maze Maths' where the children showed great resilience, problem solving and team work. Well done!

23.2.16

 

We had a fantastic day today with Nigel Tate, a Viking expert. We learned lots of information about the Vikings, made our own Rhunes and were able to touch and see real Viking artefacts.

22.2.16

 

We had a fantastic start to the half term today with Story teller Usifu Jalloh. It was a wonderful, exciting start to book week!

In Wagtail class we are reading 'Flotsam' by David Weisner and today we started creating fish collages. Watch this space for pictures to follow.

11.2.16

This week the children in Wagtail class have been busy writing their own character descriptions based on the monsters they have created. In maths they have continued learning about fractions and have extended this to finding fractions of amounts.

3.2.16

 

Years 3 and 4 had a visit from Dogs Trust today. They learned about dogs senses and used their own to compare to a dog's. They tasted different foods and used their touch to guess the different dog items.

2.2.16

 

Wagtails have been creating their own monsters using clay. They will then be writing their own character description and using these monsters to write their own versions of Beowulf.

22.1.16

Today Wagtails have enjoyed experimenting with different tones using pencil. They then used this skill to create portraits of themselves. They are starting to look wonderful!!

21.1.16

 

Wagtails have continued to work hard this week. In English they have been continuing with their book 'Beowulf' and have been hot-seating the characters. This has helped the children empathise with the characters and consider how they might act and feel. They have then used this to write speech from the characters point of view and will use this when they write their openings at the beginning of next week.

 

In maths the children have been learning about addition by securing their understanding of the column method. They have then used this skill to solve problems.

15.1.16

 

In maths this week the children have been securing their place value of numbers by placing numbers in place value charts. They then used the dienes equipment to show what these numbers look like.

 

Some of the children have been learning how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 using the place value grid to support them. Attached is a KS2 place value chart for practise at home.

 

12.1.16

 

This week the children are really back into the swing of learning. They are now in the Ice Zone learning about Anglo Saxons. In English the children have starting reading the book 'Beowulf' considering the different vocabulary and the impact this has on the reader.

 

At the end of last week we scraped a win in our spelling challenge against Goldfinch class. Hopefully we can keep this going by practising the following words for the challenge this week:

believe

business

build

breath

breathe

build

bicycle

 

Please can I also remind you that your child needs to have evidence of reading 3 times a week in their reading record book. They can also complete their AR reading tests by logging onto the website and using their log in and passwords which are at  the front of their reading records.

The link for the AR website is: https://ukhosted45.renlearn.co.uk/3406764/

 

If there are any problems please pop in and see me!

 

12.1.16

 

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed using the shields they made to create different Roman formations. This included the tortoise formation where the teachers tried to find gaps by throwing soft balls.

7.1.2016

 

Wagtails are thoroughly enjoying their new topic 'Invaders and Settlers' and have been collecting information about the Anglo-Saxons. They have then used this information to create a zig-zag book full of information!

6.1.2016

 

Wagtails are delighted to be back after the Christmas break feeling refreshed and ready for learning this term!

 

This term there are lots of fun filled learning opportunities for the children especially with their new topic 'Invaders and Settlers'.

 

In class this week we have been learning new painting skills and brush techniques- we definitely have some budding artists!!

18.12.15

We have been very busy celebrating the end of term this week with Music concerts, reward day and a walk to Church.

The children were rewarded for all their hard work this term with a number of activties including cooking, wii games and there was even a silent disco!

10.12.15

This week Wagtail Class have been working hard on their writing. They have been re-writing their own version of the story 'Moon Man' concentrating on adding adverbs into their writing. Unfortunately, some words were put in the word jail and were not allowed to be used.

 

9.12.15

This week in maths Wagtail class have been learning about division. The children used practical resources to show their understanding of division and some children have moved onto the chunking method.

1.12.15

This week we are learning the spellings after, again, accidental (ly), although and address. We will practise these words in school by saying them forwards, backwards and spelling them in silly sentences. Please feel free to practise them at home too!

27.11.15

 

Everyday the children go for a mile walk around the playground or field to keep fit! No matter what the weather we are out there!!

27.11.15

 

Wagtails have been enjoying creating Christmas decorations today! We are so excited about Christmas!!

20.11.15

Year 3 have been designing and creating their own Roman shields in the ICE Zone. Watch this space for the big battle!!

19.11.15

 

Wagtails have been learning about the effect exercise has on our heart rates in science.

18.11.15

Wagtails have been learning about multiplication this week starting with creating arrays with counters and progressing onto using the grid method.

13.11.15

 

Wagtails have been getting into Children in Need by sharing their Super-hero teddies and helping to create a Penny Pudsey.

12.11.15

 

Wagtails have been doing some role play to inspire their writing based on the book 'Moon Man'. They will be using this to write newspaper reports about when Moon Man came to Earth.

9.11.15

 

What has happened around the school over the Weekend? We now have the challenge to investigate.....Who could it have been?

6.11.15

In maths Wagtails have been practising their addition by using playing cards.

The children are very excited about Accelerated reader and are keen to keep up to date with their tests over half term. Here is the website so the children can complete their tests at home: https://ukhosted45.renlearn.co.uk/3406764/

Their log-in details are in the front of their reading records.

 

Happy reading!!

Wagtails have been designing and making their own mosaic patterns in the ICE zone

Wagtails have been having lots of fun creating Roman numeral hopscotches.

Welcome to Wagtails!

Wagtails enjoyed taking part in the Roman History off the page day.

Welcome to our new Wagtail class. Wagtails have had a great start to the Autumn term, becoming very excited about our new topic, the Romans. Over this half term, we will be looking at timelines, everyday life, invasions and much more.

 

We are in our creatives week at the moment which gives the children to get used to their new surroundings and classmates. The children are keeping busy by decorating the classroom, learning about their new topics and doing lots of fun activities.

 

 

In English, we will be beginning a unit of work on non-chronological texts. The children will be immersed in these texts, looking at the common features. They will be practising to use these features and then creating their own text on the Romans.

 

In Maths, the children will be looking at the place value of numbers, including hundreds , tens and units.

 

In science, we will be beginning our Animals (including humans) topic. This will involve looking at the skeleton, healthy eating and digestion.

 

Please ensure that suitable PE kit is in school at all times, as children will not be able to participate in lessons fully if they are not dressed appropriately. Also, your children will need black soled shoes throughout the year. For the shared area, the children must bring wellies to be able to engage in all the fun activities.

 

Let's have a fantastic term!!

 

Miss Beadles