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Week 5 Monday

Well good morning Year 3 and a HAPPY MONDAY to you :) 

 

The sun is shining, weather is sweet - makes you want to move... your dancing feet!

It's suppose to be glorious these next couple of days so try to make the most of it. Hope you all had a good weekend? Was quite nice and sunny then too wasn't it? I was out in the garden every time the sun popped out.

 

Let's have a look what some of you little lovelies got up to on Friday.

 

Ben conducted some impressive research on his bird and sent in a picture of his super comfortable sitting position when he’s working. I’d love to see everyone’s work stations! My WiFi broke on my laptop a couple of weeks ago so I now have to sit on the floor next to the router with my dog sprawled on my feet because my ethernet cable is 1m long and won’t reach the sofa. There’s funny image for you Year 3.

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Georgia has been working hard producing her trick that the monkey will play on Mr and Mrs Twit. Good work Georgia.

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Great work sent in by Jack! He’s been working his socks off! Jack sent in a picture with his adorable pooch, Sage! She’s lovely! 30 points for the dog picture.

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Mason researched his bird very well! Great going sweetie.

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Jackson conducted his research on a robin. Lovely work Jackson. He also created a super cool Roman outfit. Top shield!

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Isla wrote facts about her bird. Her poor hand was aching after this! Well done Isla.

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Let’s get learning!

Literacy

Last week you researched a bird.

We’re going to use this research to help our task today.

We will now create a new character, which will be the bird you have chosen.

 • Invent a name for your chosen bird-character.

• Working in pairs or individually, the children write the story of the Great Glue Painting from the point of view of the bird-character.

The story should include:

- A description of the bird’s natural habitat – where had the bird been during the day, before painting the Twits’ ceiling with glue and moving all the furniture?

- The features of the bird – for example, a strong beak – and how that might help (or hinder) the bird to complete the task;

- How it felt to take part in the Great Glue Painting, moving the carpet to the ceiling, and then lifting the furniture up and sticking it upside down;

- How the bird feels towards Mr and Mrs Twit.

 

I’ve written a couple to help you.

 

Mafflewop the Magpie

Ha! Ha! I was so excited when MuggleWump told us all to paint the ceiling with glue. I had spent all day stealing sparkly pennies when I thought, ‘Hang on! Why do I always steal from people? Why don’t I help the other birds for a change?’ While we painted the Twits’ ceiling with glue, I kept chattering and chattering about it, and the other birds told me to be quiet. I think I was annoying them.

 

Beauzle the Buzzard

For hours, I was circling and circling the hills, looking for worms to eat. I was delighted when I saw hundreds of worms wriggling around in a horrible overgrown garden below. I knew this must be the Twits’ house because I know Mrs Twit sometimes disguises worms as spaghetti. I smoothly floated down to find a tasty one to eat for my tea, when I heard a big commotion coming from inside the house. I went inside, and found Muggle-Wump there, telling us all to paint the Twits’ ceiling with glue. Soon I was holding a paintbrush in my big, strong beak. I have to say I was much better at holding onto it than those tiny sparrows with their tiny beaks.

Have fun creating your own Roald Dahl character!

 

Reading

Hop on that eggsellent Reading Eggs app and have a cracking good time! No yolking around. I’d like to see some eggsceptional learning.

 

Maths

This week, we’re going to stay on measurement but focus on the calendar.

By the end of Year 3 you have to know how hours in a day, how many days in a week, the list goes on!

I want you to come up with a fun way to try and remember all these facts. There is already a song for months in the year and how many days in each month.

30 days has September, April, June and November.

All the rest have 31.

Except February which has 28 days clear.

But 29 each leap year.

All the facts you need to remember are written below. Can you think of a game or song to help you remember some of them? Send it to me and I’ll post it for tomorrow’s activity to help your classmates.

  • 60 seconds in a minute
  • 60 minutes in a hour 
  • 30 minutes in half an hour 
  • 24 hours in a day
  • 7 days in a week
  • 12 months in a year 
  • 52 weeks in a year
  • 365 days in a year
  • 366 days in a leap year
  • a leap year comes every four years (2004 was a leap year so I know that 2008, 2016, etc., will also be leap years.
  • a century is 100 years
  • a millennium is 1000 years
  • tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Convert 12 hour ‘analogue’ times to digital, e.g. 3 o’clock = 3.00, half past 3 = 3.30, quarter past 3 = 3.15, quarter to 3 = 3.45

· know that a.m. relates to times from midnight to midday and p.m. relates to times from midday to midnight.

 

Topic

We have a very special focus for our afternoon activities this week.

As some of you may already know, this Friday is a bank holiday. It’s very unusual to have a bank holiday on a Friday.

Today, you are going to find out why we have a bank holiday on Friday.

You’re going to write 5 facts about the special day and why we are celebrating.

 

Have a wonderful day Year 3!

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