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Welcome to the Class 3 page of Denton CE School.  

Each week, we are updating our class page to help you with your home learning. If you scroll down the page you will find your weekly timetables plus resources to help support your learning.

Week 13 Letter to Class 3 (Monday 6th- Friday 10th July)

Hi Class 3,

I hope you are all well and looking forward to a new week full of wizardry fun! 

English

We are continuing with our wizard booklets this week in English. Thank you to all of the children who posted their persuasive writing on the school blog- there were some excellent examples where children used all of the persuasive words and phrases that they had been taught in the booklet throughout the week to advertise a school of their choice. Well done! Unfortunately, one or two children wrote a different style of text- it is really important that you follow the booklet instructions carefully and make sure that you write your text in a similar style to the example.Can those children please make sure that they do that this week?

This week you will all write a fantastic potion spell and then do some journalistic writing for a newspaper article- please write in a similar style to the examples in the booklet. You will also have the opportunity to make some magic potions at home- very exciting! Remember to clean up after yourselves; you won't be able to magic the dirt away- or will you?

Maths

Many of you are now completing the times table rock stars activity sessions and scores are improving daily- great news. I have set a session for each day this week, so please try and play daily. This will help you to prepare for your next year in education (and for 11+). Remember: Practise makes perfect!'

Class Blog

The children in school love reading your messages and looking at your work on the class blog. This week you can write whatever you choose on the class blog to whomever you choose. Please make sure that punctuation is used correctly- I have seen a real improvement from most children over the past few weeks. Well done- I think that all of the typing 2do's have helped.

Having Fun

We are having a lot of fun at school- working hard but playing hard too. Last week, I was so impressed with the children that we had a cinema afternoon on Friday as we'd finished all of our work for the week. The children brought in snacks from home and watched 'The Lion King'. We really enjoyed it but missed the rest of you! We hope that you are working hard and playing hard at home too, so that you are fully prepared for your next year group/ school.

Have fun and stay safe,

Mrs Finder and Class 3

 

 

Week 13 Timetable (Monday 6th- Friday 10th July)
English Week 13 Wizards Booklet
Maths Video for Purple Mash on Monday 6th July

Equivalent Fractions - Primary

This video explains what equivalent fractions are and how to answer questions on them. Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/24/equivalent-fract...

Maths Video for Purple Mash on Wednesday 8th July

Fractions decimals percentages - Corbettmaths

Corbettmaths - A video that goes through some examples of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Year 5 & 6 Monday 6th July Arithmetic Paper and Mark Scheme
Year 5 Maths Lessons (Tuesday 7th- Friday 10th July)
Year 6 Maths Lessons (Tuesday 7th- Friday 10th July)
English Reading Comprehension and Mark Scheme (Wednesday 8th- Thursday 9th July)
Science- Monday 6th July
Geography Tuesday 7th July
French- Thursday 9th July

Clothes Vocabulary in French Part 2 (basic French vocabulary from Learn French With Alexa)

Alexa Polidoro, from https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com, teaches you some basic French vocabulary: clothes in French (part 2). SUBSCRIBE ► http://learnfren.ch/...

RE- Friday 10th July

Week 12 Letter to Class 3 (29th June- 3rd July)

 

Hi Class 3,

 

I hope that you are all well. Wasn’t it hot last week? I hope that you managed to relax in cool paddling pools whilst eating ice-cream. I know that several of you went to the beach- I’m very jealous!

 

English: This week we are going to Wizard School- think Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. We will begin by making Wizard Top Trump cards on Monday, then we will study persuasive writing and complete a series of activities that will enable us to design and advertise our own imaginary school.

 What type of school would you like to advertise? Maybe a school of magic, skateboarding or cycling or cookery or computer games or ..?

Your school could be for something imaginary like a Unicorn school, a Troll school, a Dragon school … It’s up to you.

Use the persuasive writing example on p.4 of your Wizards booklet and write in a similar style, ‘magpie-ing’ and adapting where necessary. Next week you will be planning and making your own wizard potions- exciting!

 

Maths: This week, Year 5 will continue the Oak National Academy lessons- I hope that they are going well. Year 6 will also begin the Year 6 Oak National Academy this week. Follow the instructions on the weekly timetable. It is really important that you complete the maths activities so that you are prepared for returning to school in September. Please make sure that all work is marked and corrected. Rewind the video if you need to go over anything tricky.

Can I please remind all children to complete the work set on Times Table Rock Stars- there are several children who have been unable to complete any of the set activities. Remember to click the ‘Studio’ tab- this contains the set lesson.

 

Foundation Subjects: This week Science and Geography are linked. We will be studying Charles Darwin and Evolution. Mrs Ainsworth has found some great resources for you to use. The Geography is available on BBC Bitesize on Tuesday and the Science on Wednesday. In Art we have a second week to finish our Monster Maps- I hope they look good so far.

 

I look forward to reading your blog messages this week.

 

Missing you all,

 

Mrs Finder and Class 3

Week 12 Timetable 29th June- 3rd July
English Week 12- Wizards Booklet
Maths Videos for Purple Mash on Monday and Wednesday Week 12

Prime Numbers

Corbettmaths - This video gives a definition of prime numbers and gives a list of the prime numbers up to 31.

Square Numbers - Primary

This video explains what the square numbers are and how to find them. Ideal for Key Stage 2 (SATs) or Key Stage 3 consolidation. Questions: https://corbettma...

Cube Numbers - Primary

This video explains what cube numbers are and how to find them. Ideal for Primary (Key Stage 2) or even consolidation for Key Stage 3. Questions: https://cor...

Year 5&6 Monday Arithmetic Paper and Mark Scheme Week 12
Year 5 Maths Lessons (Tuesday- Friday) Week 12
Year 6 Maths Lessons (Tuesday- Friday Week 12)
ICT- Monday (Week 12)
Geography Tuesday (Week 12)
Science- Wednesday (Week 12)
French- Thursday (Week 12)

Clothes Vocabulary in French Part 1 (basic French vocabulary from Learn French With Alexa)

Alexa Polidoro, from https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com, teaches you some basic French vocabulary: clothes in French (part 1). SUBSCRIBE ► http://learnfren.ch/...

RE- Friday (Week 12)
Week 11 Timetable (22nd-26th June)
English Week 11- Monsters Booklet
Maths Video's for Purple Mash on Monday (Week 11)

Factors - Corbettmaths

This video explains what factors are and how to find them for a particular number

Prime Numbers

Corbettmaths - This video gives a definition of prime numbers and gives a list of the prime numbers up to 31.

Multiples

This video gives a definition of multiples. It also shows how to find the multiples of a number. Ideal for primary, secondary and GCSE revision. Practice Que...

Monday's Arithmetic Test Y5&6 Week 11
Year 5 Maths Week 11
Year 6 Maths Week 11 (Tuesday- Friday)
Science Monday Week 11
Geography Tuesday Week 11
Music Wednesday Week 11
French Thursday Week 11

Body Vocabulary in French Part 1 (basic French vocabulary from Learn French With Alexa)

Alexa teaches you some basic French vocabulary: parts of the body in French (part 1). SUPPORT GUIDE and EXCLUSIVE VIDS at ► https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com ...

Week 10 Letter (15th- 19th June)

Hi Class 3,

I hope that you had a great weekend. We had a lovely time in Class 3 last week. We particularly enjoyed the Art and page 16 & 17 in ‘The Game’ booklet. When we had finished our board game in RE we made a second game where we combined Buddhist beliefs with some of the events that happen in the story ‘Junanji’. The children loved it. This week we are looking forward to writing our own Jumanji style stories using the ideas that we have been taught in our booklets.

This week’s art is also linked to our Jumanji stories. We can’t wait for Friday!

I hope that the Year 5’s like the new maths lessons. They are much clearer and supportive. Let me know what you think when you send me Monday’s blog message.

We hope that more of you can join us in Class 3 soon as we are missing you all and it’s very quiet without you!

Please ensure that full stops and capitals are used correctly at all times, even if you are just sending a quick blog messages to your friends. This will help you to achieve the standard expected for your year group.

Thank you to all children who sent me their Magic Carpet stories. Many of you clearly put in a lot of effort and they were a pleasure to read. I am looking forward to receiving the last four stories- please attach them to the Class 3 blog.

Next week we are starting a new topic about monsters in English which includes map drawing and potions!

Stay safe,

Mrs Finder

Week 10 Timetable (15th - 19th June)
English (15th-19th June)

English- Jumanji Booklet- THE GAME (15th- 17th June) - The Game continued. This booklet contains all of your English lessons for the rest of this week. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Maths (15th - 19th June)

Coordinates - Primary

This video explains how to plot coordinates. Ideal for Key Stage 2 (SATs) or Key Stage 3 consolidation. Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/16...

Year 5 Lesson Links (Tuesday- Thursday))
Science- Monday 15th June
Music- Wednesday 17th June
PSHE (Friday 19th June)

Art- Fiday 19th June

Illustrating Our Jumanji Story in the Style of Marc Chagall

Week 9 Letter- 8th-12th June

 

Hi Class 3,

It was lovely to see the Year 6’s again last week. We had a lot of fun- it was Jake’s birthday on Tuesday and the whole class danced on their own table! On Tuesday, we had an outdoor classroom and worked in the shade of the trees on our laptops, then painted in our sketch books, enjoying the sunshine. The children in Class 3 are really pleased because our designated outdoor area is the grass at the front of the school, so they get sole use of the tree house, picnic benches and stage- they love it! We have thought of lots of fun games to play where we can still be socially distanced from each other. At lunchtime we picnic outdoors when it’s sunny. If not, we eat in Class3 and watch a film whilst we eat; the children all eat really slowly so that they can watch as much of it as possible! Hope you’ve all had a great week too. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

I have a new English Talk for Writing book for you to complete over the next two weeks- it is based on the film Jumanji and has lots if great reading, grammar and writing activities. You even get to watch a film clip! It says Year 5 on the front cover but is suitable for Year 6 too. Our next booklet will say Year 6 on the front cover but again will be suitable for both year groups. Please do any longer pieces of writing (e.g. stories) on your computers then you can send them to me via the Class 3 blog page. If you are able to print out the booklets then you will be able to do most of the work in your booklets. Your home learning books must be pretty full by now!

In Maths, Year 6 will continue to do the CGP practise papers as you have now completed all of the Year 6 maths curriculum. The practise papers will prepare you for secondary school; it is very important that they are completed. Please let me know your scores as soon as you have them so that I can add them to my record book.

A few children in Year 5 have contacted me as they are finding the White Rose maths quite tricky. I have found a great new website that is easy to use with clear mathematical explanations. Follow the instructions on the timetable then let me know how you get on. Contact me on the school blog if you have any problems or questions.

There are still several children who are not completing the Purple Mash maths activities. If your work has not been marked then it means that I haven’t received it so please try again and re-send. Thank you. Can I also remind several children to do the Times Table Rock Star activities on a Friday. You need to click on the STUDIO tab as this contains the work that I have set and it sends me your scores. Well done those who are completing it- there are some excellent results.

Keep working hard everyone so that you are fully prepared for your next school year. Don’t forget to send me a message on the class blog. The children who have returned to school love reading them!

Fingers crossed for a return to sunny weather and we’ll hopefully see you soon.

From Mrs Finder

Week 9 Timetable (8th-12th June)

English (8th-12th June)
Maths (8th-12th June)

Y5&6- Monday Arithmetic Paper and Answer Booklet

Year 5 Maths- Oak National Academy Week (Tuesday 9th- Friday 12th June)
Science- (Monday 8th June)

Here is the powerpoint for the World Ocean Day work on coral reefs. We look forward to seeing your Dive Diaries. Make them as imaginative as you can. You could include information about the dive symbols that you also learned about today.

Science- Dive Signs Poster and Dive Log

Geography- Tuesday 9th June
Music- Wednesday 10th June

Art- Sketchbook Skills (Friday 12th June)

School Words in French Part 2 (basic French vocabulary from Learn French With Alexa)

Alexa Polidoro, from https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com, teaches you some basic French vocabulary: SCHOOL WORDS in French (part 2). SUBSCRIBE ► http://learnfre...

Week 8 Letter (1st-5th June)

Hi Class 3,

I hope that you all had a lovely holiday. I am delighted to welcome the Year 6’s back into school this term. It will be lovely to see each other again, catch up, have fun in the sunshine and prepare for secondary school. We will make sure that we stay in contact with all Class 3 pupils that are still working from home, on the Class 3 Blog. Pupils that are still at home will be able to contact me on the Blog for support and information and I will respond as soon as I am able.

This week, we are going to complete our Magic Carpet stories- use your story maps to help you. I would like you to focus on high level vocabulary and punctuation. Describe the plot, characters and setting in detail and bring the story to life for the reader. Year 5’s, make sure that you write your story in the PAST TENSE; try not to change to present tense half way through.  Please add your stories to the Class 3 Blog once completed- I can’t wait to read them.

On Friday, you will have the opportunity to use your creative skills to make a board game in RE- please see the timetable for more details. In Science, you are going to learn about invertebrates. I really enjoy the power points that Mrs Ainsworth provides for you all; the activities are great.

Year 5 will continue with the White Rose Online Maths Lessons. I have split the questions into ‘Working At’ and ‘Greater Depth’. All children must complete the ‘Working At’ questions. If you are feeling confident you may then tackle the ‘Greater Depth’ questions.

Please make sure that all Purple Mash activities are completed and don’t forget Timestable Rock Stars on a Friday- you are doing really well, with impressive scores. Keep up the excellent work.

Have a great week,

Mrs Finder

Week 8 Timetable 1st-5th June

Important Message- Year 5 Maths

Maths plan for Year 5's this week: I have split each worksheet into 2 sections:

Section 1 = 'Working At' questions on Page 1

Section 2 = 'Greater Depth' questions on Page 2

ALL year 5's must complete Section 1 'Working At' questions, mark, then correct.

Any year 5's who are feeling confident may then choose to do the 'Greater Depth' questions (Section 2).

White Rose Maths Home Learning Video links

Year 5 Maths- White Rose Link to Website

CLICK ON THIS LINK

Reading Comprehension- Friday 5th June

Science Week 8 (Monday 1st June)

To add photos/ pictures to the Class 3 Blog messages you need to:

1. Take a photo of your work

2. Save it in a file in your computer

3.Open the Class 3 Blog page

4. Click on the white cross in the green box (top right-hand side of screen.

5. Write your title in the title box.

6. Write your name in the summary box.

7. Click inside the content box.

8. Click on the add image icon (it has a plus sign in the bottom corner).

9. Click on 'Choose File' at the bottom of the screen.

10. Click 'From my PC'.

11. Go to the file that you have saved your picture in.

12.Click on the picture/ image that you have chosen (it should be saved as a jpeg).

13. Click 'Open'.

14. It will then load it into your message.

15. Good luck! You might need an adult to help you.

Hi Class 3,

 

Thank you so much for all of your hard work this term. You have been really good at following the class timetable, contacting me on the blog and handing in your work. I am impressed with how independent, mature and proactive you all are. Whilst following our home learning timetable, we have all learnt a range of new ICT skills - particularly using the Class 3 blog on Purple Mash.

 

Well done to George, Darcy, Sophie and Scarlett who are the winners of the story writing competition! You all worked hard on your sentence structure and all four of you explained the plot clearly to the reader. I was really impressed with all of the stories- great description and imaginative use of vocabulary.

 

Good news: There will be no homework this holiday- just time for you to have fun with your family.

Really looking forward to seeing some of you again in June.

 

Have a great holiday.

Stay safe

Mrs Finder

Week 7 18th-22nd May

Week 7 Letter to Class 3

 

Hi Class 3,

HI hope you’ve had a great week. Congratulations to all children who sent me their finished stories on the Class 3 Blog. I have really enjoyed reading them They were very descriptive and incredibly scary! I know that you spent a lot of time perfecting and editing them- well done. I am still waiting for stories from five children so please can they send them as soon as possible. I will announce the winners next week.

I hope that you enjoyed designing your healthy biscuits last week. I look forward to seeing your designs when we return to school. This week is the really fun part- baking them! I look forward to seeing your photos on the Class 3 Blog. I’m hoping to see really creative designs and decorations with healthy ingredients.

Well done also, to the children who completed their Paris Travel Guides- they look amazing!

This week is extra exciting because you will be flying away on a magic carpet in your English lesson, creating exciting story maps (I have included examples on the weekly timetable), describing exciting events and a range of surprising settings. We have been locked down for many weeks now, so allow your imaginations to soar in your English/ Art lesson. Read the weekly timetable to find out more…

I hope the Year 5’s are enjoying their new style maths lessons. Please let me know how you are getting on when you send me Monday afternoon’s blog lesson message. I have now added all of the Year 5 maths video links, as well as the worksheets, to the website ( see below). Six children have not completed ALL of their maths 2do’s on Purple Mash. Please ensure that you do. They are often purposefully repeated so that you can commit your learning to long term memory so don’t forget to complete them. There will also be a Times table Rockstar activity every Friday but you can visit the site as often as you wish. It will also help any Year 5’s who are sitting their 11+ in September.

The sun is supposed to be shining this week- try to work extra hard so that you can finish your work early and spend more time outdoors having fun and relaxing with your family.

Still missing you all,

Stay safe,

Mrs Finder

Week 7 Timetable

Important Message- Year 5 Maths

I have made changes to the maths plan for Year 5's this week. I have split each worksheet into 2 sections:

Section 1 = 'Working At' questions on Page 1

Section 2 = 'Greater Depth' questions on Page 2

ALL year 5's must complete Section 1 'Working At' questions, mark, then correct.

Any year 5's who are feeling confident may then choose to do the 'Greater Depth' questions (Section 2).

Year 5 Maths Videos 18th- 22nd May
Year 5 White Rose Maths Worksheets and Answers 18th-22nd May
Roman Numerals Poster to support Monday's Purple Mash

English/ Art

Examples of Story Maps

Story Maps

 

Greek myth story map examples that Class 3 created 2 years ago. They really enjoyed making them and they may give you some ideas for your magic carpet story map.

Don’t forget to include high level vocabulary and punctuation. Make your maps as creative, colourful and bright as possible!

 

 

Science Week 7
D&T- Week 7
Music
Week 6- 11th- 15th May

Hi Class 3,

I hope you had an enjoyable time celebrating VE-Day in the sunshine and thank you George for your wonderful medal design. We were very lucky because the red arrows flew over our house to mark the Victory in Europe celebrations.

Maths

From Tuesday onwards, Year 5 will have different maths lessons to the Year 6 children. We can now access the White Rose resources online and this should really support your home learning. Please make sure that you read the weekly timetable carefully to ensure that you are doing the correct maths for your year group. Year 5 worksheets and answers will be on the Class 3 page of this website.

Year 6's, we will have covered all of the Year 6 maths curriculum by the end of this week and will then be ready to begin the Year 6 Reasoning practise papers that you have in your folders.

I hope that you enjoy this week's D&T. You are designing healthy biscuits- please find the worksheet below. Have fun! Next week you can bake them.

Please make sure that you complete the Purple Mash maths fluency activities this week and write me a quick blog message this afternoon so that I can see how you are getting on.

Story Competition

I am looking forward to reading your completed stories. Please send them to me on the Class 3 Blog so I can begin the judging. Don't forget to include the luck- stone in your story and remember to edit using the writing rubric in your home learning books. Good luck everyone.

 

Missing you all,

Mrs Finder

Week 6 Timetable
Year 5 White Rose Maths Worksheets and Answers (11th-15th May)
Maths Video Clips

Negative Numbers - Primary

This video goes through Negative Numbers and some questions on them. Ideal for Key Stage 2 students. Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/31/ne...

Percentages of Amounts - Primary

This video explains how to calculate a percentage of an amount, without a calculator. Ideal for Key Stage 2 or even Key Stage 3 students. Questions: https://...

Proportion - Primary

This video goes through proportion and ratio. Ideal for Key Stage 2 students. Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/31/proportion-questions/

English Story Opener- The Door

English Story Opener                                                                                                                                      

The Door

 

The door was the last one in the corridor.

As the flames flickered over it, they showed it was barred; a hefty iron chain hung across it, and the mud floor beneath was red with rust that had flaked off in the long years of locking and unlocking.

The keeper hung his lantern on a nail, took the key from a dirty string around his neck and fitted it into the keyhole. Then he looked behind him.

'Get on with it!' the big man growled. 'Let me see what she keeps in there!'

The keeper grinned; he knew fear when he heard it. With both hands he turned the key, then tugged out the red chain in a shower of rust and pushed the door. It opened, just a fraction. Darkness and a damp smell oozed through the black slit.

He stepped well back, handed the stranger the lantern, and jerked his head. He had no tongue to speak with; she'd made sure he kept her secrets.

The stranger hesitated; a draught moved his hair and he gazed back up the stone passageway as if he longed suddenly for warmth and light. And from what I've heard, the keeper thought, you won't be seeing much of those ever again.

Then the man held up the lantern and pushed the door. The keeper watched his face intently in the red glow, and his great hand, as it clutched a luck-stone that swung at his neck. The man went in, slowly. The door closed…

All of Class 3- Science Week 6 11th-15th May. Look carefully at the information and follow the instructions. Complete the work in your Home Learning Journals. A reminder that you do not need liquorice allsort sweets to complete the task.

R.E./ P.S.H.E.
Week 5 4th-8th May
Dear Class 3,

The weather on Friday (tomorrow) is supposed to be excellent and it is also a bank holiday. Because you have been working so hard I think that you deserve a day off. Do you agree? I will move Friday's timetable to next week so that you can all enjoy time with your families. There is a VE Art/ D&T activity (Design a medal) that I would still like you to do- see Friday afternoon on the week 5 timetable.

If you are at Harlaxton School, I suggest that you spend most of your time tomorrow focusing on VE day and a little time redoing some of your maths activities on Purple Mash.

There are still four children that haven't finished all of their maths 2do's on Purple Mash. Please can they  be completed by the end of the day.

Thank you, 

Mrs Findersmiley

D&T/ History- Design a Medal Activity. VE Day

Week 5 Letter to Children

Hi Class 3,

I hope you are ready for week 5!

 

Class 3 Blog

I am VERY impressed at how hard you have been working. The Class 3 Blog is a great success. I love the messages and questions that you keep sending to us and each other. Please don’t hesitate to contact us (via the blog) if you have any questions or problems. I loved the jokes that you sent too. It was very difficult to pick a winner- but I have decided to present the award to Ollie! Well done. You’ll have to read his blog if you want to see the joke. You all seem to be having fun at home with your families but are missing your friends. I can’t wait until we get to see each other again at school- we’ll have to have a big party!

 

Maths

Thank you to all children for completing the Purple Mash Maths activities- particularly those who had second and third attempts in order to improve their scores. Only two children have not completed all of the maths activities- hopefully, they will complete them this week.

I hope that you coped well with the maths conversion questions in your Study Guides for length, mass and volume/ capacity- it is not an easy topic but it is important that we know how to do them.

I have had some very positive comments about the Maths YouTube video clips that I add to the Class 3 page of the school website. Thank you to all those children who are watching them. I would just like to remind you that it is REALLY IMPORTANT that ALL of you watch them. They explain the work clearly and you can watch them again and again if necessary and pause at any important parts. Make sure that you watch them before you complete the Purple Mash maths activities in order to achieve a higher score. If you don’t score 90% or above, please watch the YouTube video again (or read your Maths Study Guide) and repeat the activity the following day until you manage to achieve 90% or higher. Do not be tempted to rush and skip the videos or ignore the pages in the study guides- they will really help you.

Both maths topics this week are new so make sure that you watch the maths videos and ask for help from your parents/ carers when necessary; you may want to do the activities with them (particularly on Thursday and Friday).

 

Class 3 Story Writing Competition- The Door

 

‘Have you ever looked at a door and wondered what might be on the other side? Where may it lead? What may be hiding within? At first glance, a door is just a piece of wood, glass or metal that is opened and closed so that people can get in and out of a room, a vehicle or a space. But in the hands of an author, a door represents a world of possibility, a world where things are not only hidden but often closed off and restricted. Through storytelling, I would like you to explore the potential that a door offers an author. To quote Walt Disney, “If you are curious, you keep on moving forward and opening up new doors. Such curiosity leads you down new paths.”

Let’s open some imaginary doors together.’

I have added a story opening to the weekly plan and your task is to plan and write the middle and the ending of the story on a laptop/ computer if possible. (You may copy and paste the opening into the start of your story). Use the rubric in your home study book to help you to edit. You will finish the stories next week and attach them to the Class Blog. Three winners will be chosen! Good luck everyone. Have fun writing and editing them. Add pictures too if you like and don’t forget to use the writing rubric in your books to support your writing.

 

Have a great week,

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth

Maths Videos for Week 5

Arithmetic: How to Calculate Percentages of Amounts e.g. 15% of 80

This video explains how to calculate a percentage of an amount, without a calculator. Ideal for Key Stage 2 students.

Line Symmetry - Primary

This video explains what Line Symmetry is and how to answer questions on it. Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/24/line-symmetry-questions/

Types of Angle

This video goes through the different types of angle. Acute angles, Right angles, Obtuse angles, Straight lines and Reflex angles are explained. There are al...

Angle Facts - Primary

This video goes through angles in a right angle, in a straight line and at a point. Ideal for Key Stage 2 students. Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.co...

Angles in a Triangle

This video explains that the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees. It also shows how to find missing angles in scalene, right angled and isosceles tria...

Converting fractions, decimals and percentages | Maths - Kick Sum Maths

The connection between fractions, decimals, percentages and how to convert between them are explored through a 'Decimal Dance Off'. Subscribe for more Maths ...

Science for Week 5 4th-8th May - Class 3 Please complete this work in your Home Learning Journal. Your vertebrate facts can be as a poster.

Geography Video Clip
Music Video Clip
Week 4- 27th April- 1st May 2020

Unfinished Work

Thank you to all children who have completed their work. I've really enjoyed reading it and posting comments. Please could any unfinished blogs from Monday's English lesson be posted as soon as possible. I am looking forward to seeing them. Eight children still need to post them.

Eight children have not completed their Purple Mash Lines of Symmetry game. I think that some of you have been on the website but have not clicked on the 2do section of your Purple Mash page. All the activities are listed there. Please complete the maths games on the correct timetabled day. Thank you.

Please send me a message on the Class 3 block if you are experiencing difficulties- a few of you have already. Thank you.

Missing you all,

Mrs Finder

Hello, Quick update for your digimaps log in. It should be NG321LG not T. The password is still ok. Hope that works! Sorry. From Mrs Ainsworth

Monday's English lesson

Hi Class 3,

If you are struggling to post your message onto the Class 3 Blog on Purple Mash, you should try the following:

1) Follow the instructions on the weekly timetable.

2) Then click on the white cross in the green box (top right hand corner of your screen) to create a new post.

3) Type your message then post it.

Hopefully that will work. It's tricky getting used to new websites isn't it?

Mrs Finder

Week 4 Letter to Pupils

Hi Class 3,

Hope you’ve had a great week and enjoyed your 3D Art- remember you don’t need to have finished it yet as it is also on this week’s timetable.

As some of you already know, we have set up a Class 3 blog on Purple Mash. It is a great tool as it means that we can communicate with each other and you can let me know how you are getting on during lock down. On Monday, your English task is to go to the Class 3 Blog Page on Purple Mash (instructions are on the weekly timetable) and send me a detailed message to let me know how you are feeling and how you are coping with the school work (particularly Maths). I also want you to send me your funniest joke and we will pick a winner. I will reply to all of your messages and really look forward to reading them. Make sure that you focus on sentence structure and punctuation!

We have also included Maths activities on Purple Mash this week (Symmetry and Measurement) as well as ICT (typing). Please make sure that you complete them. If your first score isn’t that great, make sure that you try again until you have understood the question. As a teacher, it is great for me to be able to check the website and see how you are getting on with the Purple Mash activities.

We have added quite a few YouTube and BBC Bitesize videos/ links on the Class 3 website page to support your learning- I hope you are finding them useful. Please let me know when you write your blog message.

The weather continues to be fantastic so I hope you are spending a lot of your free time outdoors, keeping fit and active with your family. Charlotte and I are doing P.E. with Joe every weekday morning- the coins keep landing on tails! I’m exhausted by the end but getting fitter all the time. Are you doing fancy dress Friday? If so, add some of your photos to the Class 3 Blog on Purple Mash- I’d love to see them.

Missing you all!

Stay Safe,

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth

Week 4 Timetable 27-04-2020

Monday's English lesson

Hi Class 3,

If you are struggling to post your message onto the Class 3 Blog on Purple Mash, you should try the following:

1) Follow the instructions on the weekly timetable.

2) Then click on the white cross in the green box (top right hand corner of your screen) to create a new post.

3) Type your message then post it.

Hopefully that will work. It's tricky getting used to new websites isn't it?

Mrs Finder

Maths YouTube Lesson Clips Week 4

Arithmetic: How to Calculate Fractions of Amounts e.g. 3/4 of 120 =

This video goes through how to find fractions of amounts. Begins with easy questions then gets harder.

Converting Metric Units for Length

Corbettmaths - A video that explains how to convert between millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres.

Metric Units for Mass - Primary

This video explains what the metric units for mass are and how to covert between them Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/31/units-questions/

Metric Units for Capacity - Primary

This video explains what the metric units for capacity are and how to covert between them Questions: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/31/units-questions/

Reading Scales - Corbettmaths

Corbettmaths - This video shows how to read scales.

A.M. and P.M. and the 24-Hour Clock

learn English through cartoons learning English easier to understand Học tiếng anh giao tiếp cơ bản học tiếng anh bằng video tiếng anh cho trẻ em tiếng anh t...

Science Week 4 -Please complete the work in your Home Learning Journals. This work is for all of you in Class 3 not just Year 6

Parts of a plant | Primary Biology - Plants

Suitable for teaching 5 to 11s. Discover the various parts of a plant and their functions through a mix of scientific enquiry and comedy! Subscribe for more ...

The anatomy of the flower | Primary Biology - Plants

Suitable for teaching 5 to 11s. Find out about the different parts of a flower, and what each one does through a mix of scientific enquiry and comedy! Subscr...

R.E. Week 4 Sikhism 

The Guru Granth Sahib - the Sikh holy book | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Sikhism

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Simran, 11, explains the importance of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, in this clip exploring the faith with young fo...

Art/ D&T Week 4

3D drawing a house- 2 Point perspective

To draw a HOUSE in 2 point perspective can be hard when you have never done this. But not any more after seeing these very easy and step by step tips on draw...

ICT- Touch Typing Week 4
Music Week 4
French Week 4

A Trip to Paris - A Short Documentary

A Trip to Paris` is a documentary that I produced by myself after travelling to Paris. The film offers a fresh look at this truly beautiful city. Shot from ...

Geography Week 4

Geography Map Skills- Ordnance Survey Symbols to support your Geography Lesson

Hi Class 3,

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter and found plenty of tasty eggs! Summer term is here and we've had a great start with fantastic weather; I hope you've enjoyed playing in your gardens. We still don't know when the schools will open again so we have continued to plan your weekly timetable (see the link below). I have also included a range of helpful video lesson links to support your learning- particularly for maths. Each day, watch them before you answer the questions in your maths workbook. You also have your study guides to refer to.

 

I know that a lot of you really enjoy 3D drawing so I have made this the Art/ D&T topic for this week. Click on the link below. Our main D&T topic for this term is going to be 'Healthy Biscuits' so start thinking of healthy ingredients that you could add to a basic biscuit recipe. In the past, pupils have come up with fascinating and unusual combinations; my all-time favourite were lettuce and cinnamon cookies (I'm being serious!!!)

 

Below is a message from Mrs Ainsworth:

 

'Later on during this half term one of your tasks asks you to build a model. To make sure you have enough building materials could you please start saving some boxes and small containers to help you. You could save such things as egg boxes, pringle tubes, cereal boxes and small boxes from home deliveries.’ 

 

Have a great week and stay safe,

Missing you all,

Mrs Finder & Mrs Ainsworth

Week 3 Timetable 20-04-2020
Maths- YouTube Lesson Clips

How to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 (Tuesday & Thursday)

If you want to learn how to multiply and divide both whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 100, then this video is perfect for you!

Science BBC Bitesize Lesson Clip- Reversible and Irreversible Changes
French

A Trip to Paris - A Short Documentary

HAPPY EASTER

Happy Easter Class 3,

I hope that you have enjoyed your second week at home (without the sunshine, unfortunately) and are being helpful and hard working. I am trying to get used to the peace and quiet- it feels rather strange only having to teach my own three children rather than twenty! I hope that you have had a good week and managed to complete the work on the timetable. I look forward to reading your newspaper reports about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius- remember that they don’t have to be finished until after the holidays.

At the moment, Charlotte is busy cooking a healthy meal, following her D&T recipe that she created last week which means that I don’t have to cook for once- hurray! I hope that your families enjoy the meals that you have cooked for them too.

Charlotte, Tess and I have been doing P.E. with Joe Wicks every morning- we’re really enjoying it but I was a bit stiff for the first few days! I hope that you are enjoying it too as it is really important that you are staying fit and healthy whilst at home.

If you are out walking regularly with your family, or enjoying the sunshine in your garden, you can click on the RSPB link below to help you to identify any birds that you might see.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/

If you scroll down on this page you will see that I have added a link to Any Dream Will Do from Joseph. The very talented Andrew Lloyd Webber has released a statement to say that he will be uploading videos of his West End musicals over the coming weeks and on Friday 3rd April he will release Joseph and the Amazing Techni-coloured Dreamcoat for everyone to enjoy. If you click on the link below it will take you to his YouTube channel where you will find the videos each week from now on. There is the option to subscribe so you don't miss any. Enjoy and sing along (loudly)!

I will not be adding the next weekly plan until after the Easter holidays. The summer term begins on Monday 20th April so I will upload the plan the weekend before. However, I have added a sheet below which gives examples of creative Easter activities that you can try if you fancy.

Have a wonderful holiday Class 3 and I hope that the Easter Bunny leaves lots of eggs for you!

 

STAY SAFE

 

Mrs Finder & Mrs Ainsworth

Creative Easter Activities

UPDATE

We hope you have had a good week and ready for your Easter holiday. Every week the very talented Andrew Lloyd Webber is allowing Universal to show one of his musicals for free. This never normally happens, so what an opportunity. 

This week's musical is ' Joseph and his Amazing  Technicolour Dreamcoat ' it is on line from 7pm tonight ( Friday) The show is then available to stream for a maximum of 48 hours. You can find the the link on You Tube- YouTube.com/TheShowsMustGoOn. 

You have a challenge. How many of the songs can you sing? Have fun and enjoy your Easter holidays

 

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth. 

 Amendment to Timetable

Your ICT set work for Week 1 asks you to look at Education City- We have realised that you do not have a log in for Education City. We have set up a To Do on Purple Mash on Internet Safety instead. 

We hope that your home learning work is going well. Keep going! 

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth. 

Home Learning

Week 2

Dear Class 3,

We hope that you are feeling fit and healthy after a week's PE with Joe and also hope that you have managed to get outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine in your garden!

It is very strange working from home, not being able to help you or see the fantastic work that you are producing.

 I really miss you all. I hope that you are working hard, playing hard and helping your parents. You've got no excuses for a messy bedroom now!

I hope that you are being proactive and creative, particularly with the maths. If a question is tricky, persevere, use the resources and don't give up. I am proud of of you all.

I have added Week 2's timetable to the website and have included 3 resources to help you with your Vesuvius newspaper writing task this week. Please click on the links below and make use of them as they will make the writing task much easier. I have also included a cooking lesson (using the healthy recipe that you created/ chose this week). Remember to wash your hands/ cooking surfaces thoroughly and stay safe (adults must supervise when cutting/ putting things into the oven etc.)

If your parents  have any questions this week please email me at: enquiries@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk

We will add the Week 3 timetable after Easter. We hope that you all have a lovely safe Easter and remember to save an egg for us!

 

Missing you all,

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth

 

Class 3 Weekly Timetable For Home Learning
Week 2: Mount Vesuvius Newspaper Report Resources
Practise Your Art Skills

Daily LIVE workouts for kids with Joe

Starting Monday 23rd March

Gaps glossary to help with home learning

Sketchbook Art Skills

Transition Letter

Please find below a letter from Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth providing details of the new school year from September.

Home Learning Overview
Home Learning Letter to Parents
Websites to Support Home Learning
Week 1

Home Learning

 

Dear Pupils,

 

Welcome to Class 3's home learning page.

Please click on the link below to open your weekly home learning timetable. This has all the lessons for the week which are timetabled to run alongside the school day.

Each week, we will update the timetable of activities and add links to any online resources that will support your learning. There is a weekly PE lesson (see links below) however  a daily PE session is recommended where possible to keep you fit and healthy.

Use the study guides in  your home learning packs to support your learning. We have also included links to the websites Timestable Rockstars, BBC Bitesize, Classroom Secrets and Purple Mash which all have excellent support materials and activities for Years 5 & 6.

In your  home learning book, you will find all your relevant online log-in details.

If parents need to contact us, we are available for advice and support via the office email.

 

Be proactive, be creative, work hard and stay safe.

 

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth

Natural Disasters Spring Term 2- Real Life scenario. Final outcome- This term the children will use their research skills to create a TV news broadcast about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

We look forward to showing you the results at the end of the term. The video will also be posted on this website.

The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius AD79

Spring Term 2020

Class 3 have really enjoyed their project this term and have enjoyed finding out about Natural Disasters- particularly volcanos. We had a great day at Harlaxton school finding out about how volcanos and earthquakes work- this included music and drama activities.

The children have also produced excellent stories about the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. They will be sharing these with you over half term- enjoy!

I am particularly pleased with class homework this term- the children have put in a huge amount of effort and I am very impressed! We must now focus on daily reading at home in order to improve the children’s comprehension and writing skills.

Have a lovely holiday.

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth

 

Burghley House Christmas December 2019

Leader in Me

 

On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 

 

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

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Growth Mindset

 

This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values
Homework
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.

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