Covid-19 School Closure
We know that this is a difficult time for families, access to devices might be restricted due to multiple needs within your family. Therefore we are not setting any work that needs to be completed and sent back into school. We would however encourage you to create a routine for your child. This could include time where your child continues to focus on practising and rehearsing their basic skills. We have provided some links to websites below that you might find useful for this. In addition to this children will also get a lot out of the following activities:
· Reading regularly
· Lego or other construction kits
· Practising multiplication tables and number bonds
· Jigsaw puzzles
· Board games
Year 3 Links:
Practise Times Tables - learn X4 and X8: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/28169
Multiplication and Division - Week 2, Pack 1 includes Parental Guidance:
Pack 2, Day 4 Multiplication and Division:
What is an adverb? What is a verb? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Pack 1 Day 1 - Adverbs activity, Choose a fun extra writing activity - You read the Diary of a Killer Cat in Y2 - what can you remember?
Vocabulary - https://app.bedrocklearning.org
Read the Lively Labrador and the diary extracts
Other Curriculum areas:
Ancient Egypt-Can you complete the quiz?
Structure of the Earth
Hinduism - What is Hinduism?
Buddhism - What is Buddhism?
Try watching a short French animation or video clip every day or play an on-line French game. There are so many engaging and carefully selected resources available on our school website which will help children to keep children tuned into their French learning. Tivi5 Monde is particularly popular and animations are updated daily. Click here for our French page.
Duolingo is also a popular resource:https://www.duolingo.com/
What are Pulse and rhythm?
Make a powerpoint about something that interests you - it could be a school subject like the Egyptians or it could be a hobby like dance or even Ancient Egypt!
Practise Mindful seeing:
Practise Mindful exercises:
It is important to look after your physical and mental health during this difficult time and staying physically active is a great way of doing that. Although many of us are practising social distancing and staying at home more than we may do normally, there are still lots of things you can do at home to keep your physical activity levels up. Below are 2 very good resources to get you started. Please let Mr Thomas know via email if you have any questions or suggestions.
For the coming months we are also going to change the criteria for our Fielding Sporting Stars page on the website. We want to see videos or photos of what you are doing at home in order to stay active. It could be taking part in one of the ideas below, doing some cosmic yoga or a fitness video online or absolutely anything else. https://www.fieldingprimary.com/fielding-sporting-stars/
Also keep an eye out for the new ‘Fielding’s Always Active’ Challenge which will be coming soon to the website.
Stay active and stay healthy.
‘Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures - ‘Maths, English, Physical Activity and Health and Wellbeing for Key Stage 1 (5-7 year-olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 year-olds), with fun activities to keep children active and learning at home’
Talking to your child about Coronavirus
A child friendly leaflet to share with your child.
Also look at the links below for how to talk to your child about coronavirus:
English and Maths books will also be sent home the weeks beginning:
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
Using imagination is a great fun. It's also great for your brain to be imaginative and creative. Our writing challenge is designed to help you use your imagination and practise your writing skills at home. You can write your stories in your reading challenge book. The challenge will changed once a month but you can also write a story about whatever you want. We can't wait to read your adventures.
Some of them will be read to the class or even year group! Well done to those who have also completed their first challenge.
What would you do if she shrank down to the size of a fishfinger?
Use the author visit to inspire you.
April Challenge - new!!
Write a fairy story based on the image - Lights.
Can you solve the mythical maths challenge?
April Challenge - new!
Revise your knowledge of money.
We are using the RWI Spelling programme and the children have log books. These will come home everyday so children can learn their spellings at home. Please help your child learn these spellings as it helps support their writing.
Our pattern is adding -ion to a root word.
Children have the choice to read a recommended reading book. The list is below and also in reading planners. More information about reading can be found here: https://www.fieldingprimary.com/english/
Once the children have read a book, they should complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. These can be completed in the blue book that children have been given.
Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):
1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about characters/setting and events.
2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.
3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their meaning.
4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?
5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.
6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
All books = Platinum Award
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.
This week, we have compared myths and written a cold write of an Egyptian myth. We have completed work on show me , don't tell me sentences. We have analysed a WAGOLL and created a mythical beast, who will feature in our myths next week.
Our focus is money. We have found amounts of money in different ways. For example - how can you many ways can you make £1? We have also considered the vocabulary of money eg how amount, value, change, total etc
We will continue to develop our skills using money (a popular topic amongst the children) by adding and subtracting money. Then, we will move onto solving problems in practical contexts.