News & updates
Monday 18th May 2020
Hello Oak class
Can you believe it is the last week of Summer term 1 already? Maybe!
It’s been great to see a few of you this term at school and we do hope we will get the opportunity to see you all before the end of the year. Meanwhile, keep emailing in your work to us!
A few more resources in case useful.
If you would like some more support with teaching maths, there are some home learning videos at:
Most usefully, there is a series of year 3 geometry/properties of shape lessons at the Oak academy, as it is our new maths topic this week!
Land, keep regularly using Mathletics - log in details in their reading diaries or contact us for details. It’s also a great assessment tool to see if your children have understood a maths topic.
Meet a space scientist on Tuesday this week - details here https://pstt.org.uk/application/files/8515/8919/8390/Science_at_Work_4_Space_scientists.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2l2M0YuBKstEQFvnv3UiF6lFaZnGnx1IKIL96QlNCbLZMA-tUHG9aQukI
As well as Cosmic yoga, children can practise at home during the Coronavirus Lockdown on this site: https://bit.ly/3cnmzsh
And, as mentioned in the newsletter, Miss Leigh had fun recently on her writing course, writing a fast poem. William & Bertie gave it a go last week too and wrote a brilliant poem about their dog Rufus, which I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing:
Fluffy and cute
Happily, naughtily, speedily
Grabbing, snatching, eating, licking.
Remember, you need the following:
1 x noun (the subject of your poem)
2 x adjectives (describing the noun)
3 x adverbs (remember, describing the verb, often ending ly)
4 x verbs (doing words)
We would love to see your poems!
Miss Leigh & Miss Thomas are in school this week and over the half term. Wishing you a restful half term - you’ve surely earned it! And, if you are looking for fun outdoor activities to do, see below.
Stay kind. #kindnessmatters
Oak Class teaching team
Half term outdoor activities
Monday 11th May
Hello Oak Class
We hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend.
This week, you will be writing diary entries - don’t forget to watch chapters 11-14 of George’s Marvellous Medicine on Miss Whale’s tales, with a very special message to everyone from Miss Whale in chapter 15. As luck would have it, the BBC have a diary writing lesson planned for this week - so check out their BBC Bitesize and IPlayer page for more details.
For maths, BBC Bitesize have a live lesson on Monday to help practise 4 & 8 times tables - which are on the year 3 curriculum. There are also additional practice resources here. And, if you have a 12 egg box check out how to make Miss Leigh’s times table game here.
You will also be finishing your work on time this week. Apologies for including a maths lesson on your bank holiday Friday - hopefully you can squeeze the AM PM lesson in this week. There’s also a useful article from Third Space Learning about teaching children year 3 maths at home.
Still practising your spellings? Try Classroom secrets kids to practise your tricky statutory spellings - username email@example.com password OakClass! There is also the Vocabulary genie game - uploaded to the Spelling resources folder.
For any children who are into comics, do check out this website, with free online comics for children - on educational topics. https://dekkocomics.com/topic-guid
Are any of your sunflowers popping out of the soil yet? Send us your photos when they start to grow. 🌻 Find our more about how to help them flourish here.
Well done for your amazing resilience and fingers crossed for more sunshine this week. ☀️ Miss Leigh will be in school on Thursday and planning for next term - spoiler alert, we are travelling to North America 🇺🇸🇨🇦 🇹🇯
From all the Oak Class teaching team.
ps There are two lovely and pertinent books, read by Tom Hardy on BBC bedtime stories. Under the same sky about missing friends and family and The problem with problems about sharing your worries to reduce the size of a problem.
Monday 4th May 2020
Hello Oak Class
Can you believe we are nearly half way through Term 5? Hopefully, this week, we will find out a bit more about what to expect regarding reopening schools, going forward.
For those on level reading books, green to white, there is an app where you can download and read levelled books.
Download the Cambridge Reader app
Access is available until 29.5.20.
Cambridge press have produced a free home learning workbook - simply choose the stage 3, for year 3 & download.
Spelling frame is a really useful website that covers the statutory spelling rules for years 3-4 with fun games - https://spellingframe.co.uk/ This may be useful for your 15 minutes in the afternoon GPS activities.
The play of David Walliam’s Midnight Gang is streaming until 29 May - click here.
And finally, don’t forget to do your Wednesday Mile - 20 minutes or 2000 steps is roughly a mile.
Please record your mile for each week for the whole term and send your evidence into firstname.lastname@example.org The class with the most children that completes the challenge will receive a class reward!
Stay safe & well, keep in touch.
Oak Class learning team
27th April 2020
What a fabulous first week back. I’ve so enjoyed reading your rhyming recipes and seeing all the great maths you have been doing.
It’s wonderful to see and hear about so many of you gardening at home - as we would have been in our class allotment this term. There are still some plant pots at school, for pick up, if you would like to grow a sunflower this term. 🌻
A few new resources have become available since the start of term.
For guided reading, a free book with contributions from hundreds of children’s authors will be free to download this Monday, at https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
As well as BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy have videos of teachers teaching lessons - I will try and include them in the plans, and they may be very useful for revision of place value and calculations (add, subtract, times, divide). https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/#subjects
Looking for new science activities? Sign up to Whizz Bang Pop and receive two new, hands-on science activities straight to your inbox every Sunday. They use materials you'll find around the house and include full explanations of the science behind them & they're all FREE! Click here to sign up.
Online safety is a priority for all of us and here is a link to a useful short video for parents & carers. http://aacoss.org/parents/
And, for fun, did you see the amazing images from the Hubble telescope? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52391627
Finally, here’s a cool maths trick - https://youtu.be/10DriDE6JFo
Fudge is well and Miss Leigh is trying to resist over feeding him. He certainly knows how to dance for his supper!
Keep sending in your fabulous work to email@example.com.
Stay safe and well.
Miss Leigh, Mrs Hood, Miss Lucas & Miss Thomas
20th April 2020
What a magical term it is going to be!
Plans for weeks 1, 2 & 3 are now up on the Term 5 Weekly plans section and in a new format which we hope will be more parent friendly, as it includes daily teaching slides and all the main resources together.
If you want to borrow a copy of George’s Marvellous Medicine please email us and we can arrange to drop it off or for you to pick it up.
Also, we are delighted that an old pupil of Hadlow Primary School, who is now an actress, is reading the story for us on her new youtube channel Miss Whale's Tales.
And, check out the new BBC Bitesize daily online lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary.
This term's learning journey, newsletter, spellings and curriculum are on the Year 3 home page.
For fun, Savills are running a local Little Architects competition - deadline Thursday 23rd April. More details about how to enter and the prizes on offer at https://www.savills.co.uk/landing-pages/savills-little-architects-competition.aspx
The National Portrait Gallery have created an online matching pairs game with their Tudor portrait collection.
And, why not try one of Miss Leigh’s daily challenges? Link to them below.
Do stay in touch and let us know if you need any further resources - Miss Leigh is happy to run skype lessons if useful - do the weekly spelling test via Skype on Friday mornings maybe?
Keep safe and well.
Miss Leigh, Mrs Hood, Miss Lucas and Miss Thomas
Oak Class teaching team