Class 3 2020 – 2021
Monday 25th January 2021
Well done to Farren who won Head teacher’s award for excellent attitude in all his lessons!
Emilia enjoyed doing her science investigation, it’s looks like the rice went every where!
Friday 21st January 2021
Happy Friday my lovelies. Thirteen of you have earned Lexia certificates this week, well done! I will be sending these home for you. Your new packs will be ready on Monday morning, if you need the paper copies.
I am so proud of all your home learning and glad to see you are having lots of fun too! Here’s Isla’s, Peyton’s and Naya’s snowma!
Lucie had her birthday yesterday, happy birthday Lucie!
Robyn has been very busy too and Grace has typed up some brilliant work on her computer – well done Grace!
Jenson is also a star with online learning, he completed all his tasks independently today! This is his numeracy work. Amazing job Jenson!
Don’t forget Liz Million has her draw along today at 10.00am.
Lots of fun tasks today. Some of you are thinking about how you would train your own dragon. Some of you are thinking about what would happen next!
Let’s do our 7 times table today!
Are you ready to solve word problems using your short multiplication now?
Let’s learn more about the Roman invasion.
PE timetable for next week – active at home
We all know the benefits of being physically active .
When times are tough and it is difficult to get outdoors, it
can be quite tricky to come up with ideas to keep the
children occupied and active.
With modern technology, there are numerous websites
available to support physical activity at home; not just for
children, but for the whole family.
Most activities only take around 5-30 minutes to complete,
so it can fit easily into the day.
Here are some ideas and resources we think you might find
useful placed in a weekly activity timetable. You can adapt
the timetable to suit your own needs!
If you have any further activities you recommend, please let
us know and we can share them with everyone else.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Thursday 21st January 2021
Hello class 3. Thank you for all your lovely work so far this week.
Please listen to chapter three too, on the link below.
I’d like you to think about the characters today. Can you describe them using noun phrases. You might need to listen to chapter two again for more ideas.
Let’s practice our six times tables today. Don’t forget to do your TT Rock Stars practice sheet. Are you getting faster?
We’re doing more multiplication work today. Watch this lesson first.
French – Colours
Revise your colours today with colour by numbers!
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Good morning everyone!
Expanded noun phrases tell you more about the noun. Watch the video to learn more about expanded noun phrases.
Now listen to this song!
Let’s practice your five times tables today with Super Movers.
Today we are going to practice short multiplication. We did this last term too.
PSHCE – UNCRC Article 29 Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full.
I’d like you to think about your likes and dislikes today.
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Good morning class 3. Keep self assessing your work so I know how you are finding your tasks!
I wonder if you could create your own dragon character today?
It’s 4 times tables Super Movers today!
let’s recall your multiplication facts mentally. Leading up to written multiplication this week and then word problems on Friday.
Science – Sound
Let’s learn how sounds travel to your ears. Watch this video!
Today you are going to think about how different sounds travel to our ears. You will think about the link between the loudness of a sound and the size of the vibrations!
Monday 18th January 2021
Good morning my lovelies. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I found this, in my garden this morning! What could it be? What animal could have laid the egg? Is it a good idea to keep the egg in the classroom and wait for it to hatch?!
Storytime – How to train your dragon
Our brilliant new book is called How to train your dragon. Listen to the first chapter here!
Let’s do our three times tables!
It’s mental maths day, let’s get started!
ICT – Searching online
Let’s use our ICT skills to find out more about our I am warrior topic and research all about the Romans. Remember our internet safety rules!
Now some some yoga for PE!
Friday 14th January 2021
Happy Friday my lovelies. You have all worked so hard this week – well done! 🙂
The key worker group had lots of fun in the snow building a Roman fort snow wall. Last week they divided into two armies, the Celts and the Romans. Thy had time to plan their attack! I am Warrior topic, memorable experience was a big hit!
On face book today Liz Million is doing a free draw along at 10.00am!
Using the story about Chinese New year from Monday, you are going to do a reading comprehension task today. I know you are all stars at this – from when you did your Rising Stars. Read the questions carefully and underline any key words like we do in class.
Let’s practice your 8 times tables again to help you with TT Rock stars practice sheets.
We are going to solve word problems today using column addition and subtraction that you have practiced this week. Watch this lesson first.
Geography – I am warrior!
Today we are going to label some hill forts.
This video gives you an introduction to Iron Age hill forts.
The video explores how and where these hill forts were built and which locations and methods were used to protect inhabitants from enemy attack.
The video also shows how the remains of some of these hill forts can still be seen in the United Kingdom today.
- When southern-Britain became part of the Roman Empire, many hill forts seem to have been abandoned. However, in areas of Britain largely untouched by Roman rule – Wales, the West Country and Scotland – hill forts were used into the Early Medieval period.
Thursday 14th January 2021
Wow! I loved all your Roman or Celtic warrior shields for your Design Technology project! Well done everyone.
I know key worker group had lots of fun making theirs!
Today we are writing an explanation text all about Chinese New Year. Remember when we wrote one about robots, use subheadings to organise your writing. Try and use fronted adverbials at the start of your sentences, punctuated by a comma. This will be going in your Big Write files, so remember to proof read and edit your work.
Some subheadings could be:
House gets decorated
Special foods eaten
Let’s do our 11 times tables today!
Now do your TT Rock Star times table practice sheet. Three minutes on the clock!
Today we are practicing column subtraction. Follow the steps from yesterday, starting with the one column.
RE – Judaism
This term we are learning all about Judaism. Watch this video first.
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Good morning everyone. I hope you are all ok. Mrs Gallacher sends her love and we miss you all!
This morning we are practicing the possessive apostrophe.
How to use a possessive apostrophe
An apostrophe can be used to show that one thing belongs to or is connected to something. This is called a possessive apostrophe.
Let’s take a look at some examples.
The cat’s tail was fluffy.
Cat is a singular noun so you need to add an apostrophe and “s” to show that the tail belongs to the cat.
Charles’ cat was naughty.
Charles is a singular noun that ends in an “s”, so you need to add an apostrophe to show that the cat belongs to Charles.
The brothers’ feet were muddy.
Brothers is a plural noun that ends in an “s” so you don’t add another “s” after your apostrophe. You can just add an apostrophe to show the feet belongs to the brothers.
The children’s toys were broken
Children is a plural noun but it doesn’t end with an “s” so you need to add an apostrophe and “s” to show that the toys belong to the children.
Watch this video to help you.
Let’s do our 9 times tables today. Your favourite Super Mover with the rapping unicorn!
Let’s practice column addition. I know you all love doing these. This lesson on regrouping will help you remember the steps. Remember to use the right columns and to always start with the ones!
This is the lesson you have all been waiting for. Remember the shields you designed last week? Today you are going to make them using anything you have in the house. Empty boxes for cardboard or tin foil. I can’t wait to see all of your photographs of them. Have fun! Try and make your shields sturdy and decorative.
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Happy Tuesday my lovelies. I’m so proud of you all for doing so well with your online learning. I’m so glad you enjoyed yesterdays music lesson too!
Let’s find out some more about Chinese New Year. Can you spot the dragons? The ancient dragon dance is performed to scare away evil spirits.
Today, you’re going to be party planners and think about the activities that happen during the celebrations.
Find out your group tasks on the link below.
Are you ready to get moving to do your 8 times tables?!
Today we are adding in our heads.
Science – Sound
Let’s find out how sounds are made.
So we know that sounds are caused by vibrations, and the louder sounds have
Monday 11 January 2021
Good morning class 3. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Thanks again for being superstars last week!
This week we are going to be learning about the Chinese New Year and the role dragons play in the celebrations.
Click on the link below for more facts about Chinese New Year and your group tasks.
Let’s practice our 12 times tables with Super Movers!
We are doing mental maths this morning.
Watch this lesson and find the pulse and rhythm using your hands!
We will be making our shields on Wednesday so keep any empty cereal or food boxes you have, for your cardboard!
Our love to read book for this half term is The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence.
Friday 8th January 2021
Happy Friday Class 3. I am so proud of you all for doing so well with all your online learning. Mrs Gallagher has been busy putting all your lovely work into your books.
Today we are going to continue with the Dragon Slayer on Literacy Shed. Watch it again if you need to. Year 3 you will be writing about the main points of the story and year 4 you are writing an ending for the story. Your group tasks are on the link below.
Today we are going to practice our 11 times tables with Super Movers. Hope you join in with all of the actions too!
KS2 Maths: The 11 Times Table
History – I am Warrior!
We’re going to be learning all about the Roman Invasion of Britain.
Your history power point and group tasks are on the link below.
KS2 Maths: The 11 Times Table
ay 7th January 2021
Hello Class 3. I hope you are all ok. Please remember to self assess your work, so I know how you you feel about the tasks.
A special treat for you today, sit back and relax and watch this short story animation called The Dragon Slayer! Use your word banks you created yesterday to help you describe the dragon!
Let’s practice our nine times tables today with Super Movers. Are you ready?
Now do your TT Rock Stars sheets. If the music helps you, here is the link below. Three minutes…..go!
Today we are going to practice rounding to the nearest 10,100, 1000 for year 4 and finding 10 more / less for year 3.
UNCRC – Going for Goals! UNCRC Article 28 – Every child is entitled to an education
Today we are going to think about our Goals for the New Year. What do you hope to achieve? What are your future career goals? Use this link to see the power point and find your group tasks.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Good morning Class 3. Thank you for lots of lovely pieces of work yesterday, I am busy marking and putting it in your books!
Today we have:
We are going to build our vocabulary and practice our spellings by creating our own dragon word wall! Write your words and phrases on the dragon’s scales. Please find your task on your group sheet on the link below! You can use this short story to inspire you.
How Dragons came to be? International Folk Tales for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi
You can watch this video to remind you about similes. Adjectives are describing words, like colourful and bright. Adverbs describe the action of the verb. The dragon slowly flapped his wings.
Get ready to practice your ten times tables from year 2 today!
Maths: The 10 Times Table with Webster the Spider
This video might help you too!
Design Technology – I am Warrior!
Can you design a shield fit for either a Celtic warrior or a scutum (shield) for a Roman soldier? Think abut materials, shapes and patterns used for each and make sure your design has lots of detail! Plan your shield today by drawing it!
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Good morning Class 3. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to you all. We start the New Year with online learning – you are all superstars and I know you will try really hard at home with your tasks. Each day, your lessons will be on the class page.
If parents email their children’s work, I can then mark it and put into their books. Thank you for all your support. Please get in touch, if you have any questions. Also, please let me know if you require paper copies of tasks.
This term we will be exploring dragons! As you will have met dragons in stories already, we will start by finding out what you already know. Here are some ideas for each group to get you started. Can you answer the following questions and add any extra information you might already know. Please log onto your Lexia too for lots of fun learning.
Can you draw a dragon and write adjectives (describing words) around it. Fierce, colourful, powerful…
What stories do you know containing dragons?
Write the names of any dragons you know.
What do dragons look like?
What do dragons eat?
How do dragons move?
What sounds do dragons make?
Where do dragons live?
What makes dragons different form other creatures?
What words might describe a dragon’s personality?
Do you think dragons are real? Why, or why not?
First some Super Movers 8 times tables to get you all active!
KS2 Maths: The 8 Times Table with Filbert Fox
Today we are recapping place value for year 3, to recognise the place value of each digit and counting in 1000’s for year 4. Please find your group task on the link below! Once you finish your task you can practice your Times Tables on TT Rock Stars.
Here is todays TT Rock Star sheet, you have three minutes to answer as many as you can! It’s the 10 Times Tables today. Good luck!
Our new topic this term is Sound! Please click on the link below and fill in the mind map about what you know about sound.
How are sounds made?
Draw pictures of things that make sounds
Make a list of things that make sounds.
Make a list of all the things that make quiet sounds.
Make a list of all the things that make loud sounds.
Can you list all loud and quiet sounds.
Can you explain what would happen to the sound of a whistle if you got further away from it? What would happen to the sound and why?
Have a good day everyone.
Spring Topic – I am Warrior!
I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack, Romans versus the Celts, the fight is on……
We will discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us.
Christmas party fun!
Class 3 bubble had so much fun at our party. Special thanks to our DJ Mrs Hill!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Mrs Lee gave everyone who had attendance over the National average a sweet treat and a special certificate and prize for the amazing 100% attendance people! Well done everyone.
Surprise Elf visit!
All of a sudden, we heard a little knock on the window and there was Mrs Lee with a huge Santa’s elf with a bag full of presents! So exciting!
Christmas Jumper Day 2020
In Class 3 we loved wearing our Christmas jumpers and having our Christmas dinner! We gave Mrs Cooke a present for helping us with our dinners every day and we had a competition for the best designed jumper. Well done to Harrison, Robyn and George our competition winners!
Mighty Metals art work!
We finished off our Mighty Metals topic by creating beautiful embossed foil patterns. We used various tools to create different effects and imprints into the foil. We are so proud of our creations, we are using them for our 2021 calendars.
Lucas earns new Judo belt!
We’re very proud of Lucas in Class 3, as he did his Judo grading test and was awarded his green belt! Well done Lucas!
Durham Music Christmas Big Sing!
Class 3 bubble joined the whole school and around 50 other schools across the region to listen to a talented brass band and sing lots of festive songs, including Silent Night, Jingle Bell Rock and Ding Dong Merrily on high. We even used our bodies as percussion!
Our DT mini parachutes
We planned and created our own mini parachutes using a selection of materials. We watched what happened as we dropped our parachutes at different heights.
Class 3 had so much fun doing Forest School with Rio. We made our own maps with charcoal from Willow trees and worked in teams to make leaf beds!
Thank you for emailing all the lovely playground photographs, we loved looking at each others and we thought about how the equipment works. For example, what makes the swing move to and fro? Then we enjoyed extra playtime on our own play equipment in the field!
We hope you have all had a lovely half term. In class 3, our exciting new topic is Mighty Metals! We’ll be exploring the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. We’ll think about which force is at play when sliding down a slide, or swinging on a swing. To learn about forces, we’ll make spinners, play with parachutes and magnets.
Our new PE days are Thursday and Friday.
We have had a spooky end to the half term. We all came dressed up in our spooky colours and enjoyed a treat from the Parent Group. A massive thank you! Enjoy half term everyone!
We used motion animation software to create a moving and talking King Arthur. We added audio to make Arthur address a waiting crowd of Britons before going into battle. We enjoyed presenting our animations to each other.
Our Anglo Saxon art and design journey
We looked at a range of intricate Anglo-Saxon patterns. We then used our sketch books to improve our mastery of art and design techniques by sketching our own Anglo-Saxon patterns. We used our patterns to create print blocks onto polystyrene. We were really pleased with our finished designs!
Our Harvest Festival
Traders and Raiders memorable experience! We had lots of fun launching our new topic by designing and making our very own viking sailing boats, complete with masts, shields and oars! !
Lucas enjoyed a trip to Hadrian’s wall with his family this weekend. He is interested in this period of history and has lots of knowledge within this area. Very useful with our current topic of Traders and Raiders!
Well Done Jenson
Jenson had a busy weekend running his first race since Lock down. He managed 1.5 miles in 14 minutes, coming 6th overall and 3rd out of the boys. It was a good weekend to have the Active 60 ball! Well done Jenson!
Well Done Matthew
Matthew has been awarded a trophy for his hard work in football. Well done Matthew, we are super proud of you.