Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

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Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Summer Term 2 - 1st June - 17th July 2020

 

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

 

Hello My lovely Year 3's,

Finally I can invite you to spend a short amount of time with me.

Group A, I'll meet with you for half an hour before you meet with Miss Walley on Wednesday 8th July,

I thought we'd meet in the undercover area on the infant playground and the same for Group B at the later time.

 

A ParentMail should have been sent to you today with these details. I can't wait! I've missed you all so much.

Group A 9.30am

Group B 12noon

 

If it's cold, wear something warm, we'll be outside.

 

Love and hugs, Mrs D x

 

Hello Year 3,

 

I hope you're all well and you've all had a great half term in the glorious sunshine.

 

It's time to get back to work though and keep that fabulous brain of yours working at full speed!

 

I would like you to access the maths and English work on either the BBC bitesize or The Oak Academy for the remainder of the term. Both of these websites provide good quality daily lessons and resources. 

 

There are other lessons on these websites for non-core subjects, it would really help you, if you could complete at least one of these each day, to help you be ready for Year 4 in September.

 

The other really important thing I need you to continue doing, is reading. I can see that nearly everyone has completed an online quiz on Accelerated Reader since we went into lockdown. You should be aiming for 1 quiz per week or if you are reading a longer book, once per fortnight. Being able to read and answer questions about what you have read is essential to all your subjects.

 

How can you answer a maths question if you can't read what the question is asking you? You could be an amazing mathematician but if you can't read the question, you won't be able to show your skill.

 

I am working in school each Monday, Thursday and Friday for the next 3 weeks, then maybe (fingers crossed), you can come back to school on some days (I really hope so!)

 

So until then, please, please, please keep up all the good work, polishing off all those skills we worked on in the classroom and show me how much you can do in all of your subjects.

 

Big hugs,

Mrs D x

 

~

 

Monday 6th July 2020 - Week 6 of Summer term 2

Accelerated Reader

Monday 6th July 2020

(Results correct at time of printing)

I know you can all see your own results as to how many words you've read and how many tests you've passed but I know when we are in school you like to look and compare too. I'm not going to publish all your results, I don't think that's fair if you don't want them advertising but I just thought I'd share some

fantastic achievements!

Every word you read, is an achievement so well done x

Word counts since Monday 28th June 2020 :

James 190,858

Adriel 96,897

Ellis 56,147

Jesse 48,237

Tom 45,684

Lucy 36,845

Melitta 34,743

Charlie 31,107

Maria 18,410

Rafferty 15,733

Hettie 10,196

Bethan 3,744

Ruby 1,826

Jessica 1,826

Seb J 1,821

Current 'Highest' word count over the school year:

Who will be in the leader board next week?

1st place: James 1,274,729

2nd place: Thomas 1,014,690 Congratulations - Word Millionaire 

3rd place: Adriel 656,341

Congratulations all of you, as a class you are obviously reading lots and taking tests.

Remember to think carefully about what the question is asking you,

if you don't know the answer you can skim and scan the text you have read in order to find it.

It's NOT a memory test.

Skimming and scanning a text is are invaluable skills.

Keep reading and carry on reading for pleasure :)

~

 

 

Monday 29th June 2020 - Week 5 of Summer term 2

 

MANY APOLOGIES

 

Lots of you have been contacting Mrs Thompson and myself about the issues you are having with our new learning platform 'Seesaw'.

 

I can see some great benefits to this and I apologise that we didn't introduce it earlier during lockdown.

 

Everyone should now have their login details - if you haven't please get in touch.

 

Below, I have very quickly made a powerpoint of how to access the work

and I have also included a link to a Youtube video, made by someone who knows what they're doing!

 

Please be patient, this is new to me too.

 

Love Mrs D x

 

 

 

Hi Year 3,

At the end of last week you should have been sent a username and password for a new learning platform that our school is trying out. Please click on the link below to log in and find the work I have set you. I've only put up one task, to see how you and I like it, it's new to me too!

https://app.seesaw.me/#/login/%252Fclass%252Fclass.68f300f3-2b3d-428d-bb13-673a3cea239d%252Fskills?conversationId=conversation.5b183630-4d94-4239-a6d1-65ace3a057cc

If you download the sheet onto your iPad, smartphone or computer, you should be able to either write on the sheet or insert a text box to answer each question. Alternatively, you could print off the sheet, complete it, photograph or scan in and then send it back to me, to mark and give you feedback. We'll go easy to start with and see how we all get on.

I'll be using the same format that we are all used to for this webpage seeing as there's only 3 weeks left until the end of term. There is one more geography lesson for our current topic area of Extreme Earth. 

Email me if you have any queries, I might not know the answer but I'll try and find out and get back to you ASAP.

Love and hugs to you all,

Mrs D x

 

 

 

I have put a SPaG sheet onto Seesaw and having spoken to most of you, I know that you are reading lots and I can see how brilliantly some of you are accessing Accelerated Reader to complete quizzes on the books you've read. Keep it up!

 

Literacy work for the next two week, please see below and work through with an adult.

School have paid a contribution, please don't worry about this.

~

Here is some more maths to keep those skills polished off ready for Year 4.

 

Answers are below for when you have finished. 

 

Geography - lesson 5

 

Please don't feel the need to print everything off, you can discuss each part with an adult.

Resources:

Lesson Pack

Large plastic box (at least 40cm long, e.g. an under-bed storage box)

Newspaper (scrunched into balls) Mud
Model houses
Water

Block of wood (slightly narrower than the width of the box, approximately 8cm tall and 5cm deep)

You may wish to source a video to demonstrate how tsunamis are formedResources:

Accelerated Reader

Monday 29th June 2020

(Results correct at time of printing)

I know you can all see your own results as to how many words you've read and how many tests you've passed but I know when we are in school you like to look and compare too. I'm not going to publish all your results, I don't think that's fair if you don't want them advertising but I just thought I'd share some

fantastic achievements!

Every word you read, is an achievement so well done x

Word counts since Monday 22nd June 2020 :

James 118,994

 Thomas 84,373

Lucy 45,159

Seb J 40,084

Joseph O'H 22,041

Austin 20,049

Joseph P 18,985

Seb D 16,343

Hettie 12,689

Jesse 2,257

Current 'Highest' word count over the school year:

Who will be in the leader board next week?

1st place: James 1,083,871 - Wow!

(James - first person in Year 3 to ever reach this score! Congratulations)

2nd place: Thomas 969,006

3rd place: Joe P 623,785

Congratulations all of you, as a class you are obviously reading lots and taking tests.

Remember to think carefully about what the question is asking you,

if you don't know the answer you can skim and scan the text you have read in order to find it.

It's NOT a memory test.

Skimming and scanning a text is are invaluable skills.

Keep reading and carry on reading for pleasure :)

~

 

 

 

James, we will award you with a paper copy certificate when we are back in school,

well done and keep up your amazing efforts!

 

~

Monday 22nd June 2020 - Week 4 of Summer term 2

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Hi, it's me again!

After speaking to some of you yesterday and getting feedback about some of the fantastic routines you are in, for your child's studies whilst away from school, I have found a further maths revision booklet.

 

I'm afraid there's only 1 for Year 3 as it sums up the whole curriculum for our year group

which is probably why you found it so helpful.

 

I have uploaded below, the Year 4 revision booklet and answers to follow.

I feel that whilst you are in these great routines working with your children, but feeling a little worried about how your child is missing out by not being in school, it might be good for you to see and start to work on where your child will be progressing to next.

 

Looking at and comparing what so many of you have done so far, working on the Year 3 revision guide, you'll be able to see how the skills lead to the next steps.

Hopefully this will take away some of yours and your child's worries about moving into Year 4.

 

It's a great idea to work with your child and build up their confidence, by preparing them for what's coming next.

Make sure they understand any new words etc.

 

Part of the home learning pack I sent home was being able to spell days of the week and months of the year, using capital letters where needed.

Can they still do this? Test them, check if they remember after all this time. 

These are a must as your child progresses up through each year group.

 

Your feed back was invaluable for me as it's hard to know who is accessing what work I put on and how much anyone is doing.

Please email me if there's more I can help with.

 

I am in school 3 days per week teaching, please be patient with me if I don't reply immediately.

I promise I will aim to reply on the same day or definitely within 24 hours.

 

I'll be in touch soon.

 

Love

Mrs D x

 

 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Year 3, 

What a lovely day I have had, catching up with most of you on the phone and hearing what you've been up to over the last 13 weeks.

For those of you who I didn't manage to speak to, I'm sorry.

I have tried phoning every child who I haven't seen or caught up with for a chat whilst they attended school during lockdown.

For those of you who haven't attended school and I missed, I've left you a phone message where possible.

If I have missed you, (some numbers were engaged or rang out each time I tried throughout the day) and you'd like a chat with me, please email me or phone the school office and leave me a message and I will try to call you on Thursday or Friday whilst I'm at school but please be aware that I will be teaching all day and so I can't guarantee a time etc.

 

It sounds like everyone is busy keeping up with their school work, lots of you were doing right angles in your maths today which was great to hear, I can see you've been busy reading as your word counts are going up nicely. Miss Walley will be impressed when you move into Year 4! I've heard stories of you learning to ride bikes without stabalizers, cooking and baking, science projects, meeting up with friends to play at a distance, 5k walks and running - we definitely need a cross country team with you lot!

 

I miss you all desperately and I'd love to see you all if just for an hour or two on the field (at a distance) let's see what happens.

Until then, I send you all my love and hugs,

Mrs Durkin x

 

 

Hi Year 3,

 

I’m hoping that on Monday 22nd June, I will manage to catch up with you all on the telephone and hopefully speak to you, if not your mum or dad. I put a message on our webpage last week for you to think about things you’ve been up to that you’d like to share with me, a bit like a show and tell. I’m missing you all terribly and I’d love to know what you’ve been up to especially as it doesn’t look like we will be able to bring you back into school for normal lessons.

 

Some new news, school have signed up to a new learning platform called Seesaw.  At the end of this week, you will be sent a password by school, for you to log onto this new website. This website gives me the ability to set you work to do, like I would homework. You then complete the work either online, or handwritten and then send me a copy back (There’ll be instructions don’t worry). I can then see and mark your work and give you feedback as I would in your school books, that you can then look at too.

 

Stay safe,

 

Mrs Durkin x

~

Lesson 4 - Earthquakes

For this lesson you will need:

 

Bowl of water and a pebble

Blue and orange card (label them if you don't)

You may wish to source a video of a recent earthquake, such as Japan (2011), New Zealand (2011) or Nepal (2015).

Audio cue, such as musical instrument sound (saucepan and wooden spoon if all else fails)

 

 

There are 3 levels of sheets here with answers to follow.

Choose which difficultly you want to challenge yourself with.

If you can't print off, see if you can talk through the answers with an adult

and explain your reasoning. 

 

Accelerated Reader

Monday 22nd June 2020

(Results correct at time of printing)

  

I know you can all see your own results as to how many words you've read and how many tests you've passed but I know when we are in school you like to look and compare too. I'm not going to publish all your results, I don't think that's fair if you don't want them advertising but I just thought I'd share some

fantastic achievements!

 

Every word you read, is an achievement so well done x

 

Word counts since Monday 15th June 2020 :

 

 James 144,283

Adriel 97,643

Joseph P 48,823

Jesse 36,028

Thomas 31,103

Isla 29,119

Ellis 28,034

Edwin 23,947

Melitta 14,058

Rafferty 12,689

Bethan 2,187

Maria 1,994

Austin 1,703

  

Current 'Highest' word count over the school year:

 

Who will be in the leader board next week?

 

1st place: James 964,877

2nd place: Thomas 885,684

3rd place: Joe P 604,800

 

Congratulations all of you, as a class you are obviously reading lots and taking tests.

 

Remember to think carefully about what the question is asking you,

if you don't know the answer you can skim and scan the text you have read in order to find it.

It's NOT a memory test.

Skimming and scanning a text is are invaluable skills.

 

Keep reading and carry on reading for pleasure :)

 

~

Thursday 18th June 2020

 

On Monday 22nd June, I will be phoning each child in Year 3 to say 'hello' and have a chat.

Sadly, following the Government guidelines, it doesn't look like we will manage to get

a chance to be together for any 'end of term' catch-ups

(unless there are further changes - fingers crossed).

So I thought it would be nice to catch up with everyone and say 'hi' and see how the children are.

 

I know that the children might be a little nervous about chatting to me over the phone

but it would be really lovely for me to speak to them at some point of the call.

Maybe, over the next few days, your child could think of the things they'd like to share with me,

if they want they could write these down to remind them - just in case they get stage fright.

If for any reason I don't catch up with your child, I'll leave a phone message

and maybe you could then phone the school office back.

Alternatively, email me and I will arrange another convenient time on maybe

Thursday 25th or Friday 26th during school hours.

 

Monday 15th June 2020 - Week 3 of Summer term 2

Hi Year 3,

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed learning about what is under our feet, so far and making volcanoes.

Thank you for the lovely photos you've sent me.

Take a look at this week's lesson and watch the video too.

 

I'd love to go and visit some of the places in the pictures especially the one in Ireland.

It would make a fab school trip but it's probably too far...

(I hear the grown from Mrs Smith and Mrs Parker-Copestick - please don't ask me!)

Especially after our nightmare journey home from Birmingham! Happy memories :)

 

I'm really impressed with some of your reading scores, keep up all the super work

and don't forget to say thank you to your 'Home Learning Teachers', they're doing a fab job!

Love and hugs always,

Can't wait to see you all again,

Mrs D x

 

 

 

Lesson 3

 

For this week's powerpoint, you will need to have or seen a copy of the 'For' and 'Against' cards,

you don't need to print them off but be ready to talk about each of the cards

and what you think about each one.

 

These are attached below the powerpoint for this week.

Also, you don't need to print off the 'What would you take?' sheet,

but it would be great handwriting practise

and good for you to put your items into a sentence explaining why you'd take each item.

 

Ask everyone in your house what they'd take and why,

compare ideas.

 

Would you still take the same items after talking through other people's opinions?

 

 

 

Accelerated Reader

Monday 15th June 2020

(Results correct at time of printing)

  

I know you can all see your own results as to how many words you've read and how many tests you've passed but I know when we are in school you like to look and compare too. I'm not going to publish all your results, I don't think that's fair if you don't want them advertising but I just thought I'd share some

fantastic achievements!

 

Every word you read, is an achievement so well done x

 

Word counts since Monday 8th June 2020 :

 

 Tom 45, 849

Ellis 43, 355

Adriel 27,252

Rafferty 23, 018

Joseph P 20, 306

Lucy 19, 163

Joseph O'H 17, 258

Melitta 6, 398

Toby 5, 595

Jessica 785

 

Current 'Highest' word count over the school year:

 

Who will be in the leader board next week?

 

1st place: Tom 854,581

2nd place: James 820,594

3rd place: Joe P 555,977

 

Congratulations all of you, as a class you are obviously reading lots and taking tests.

 

Remember to think carefully about what the question is asking you,

if you don't know the answer you can skim and scan the text you have read in order to find it.

It's NOT a memory test.

Skimming and scanning a text is are invaluable skills.

 

Keep reading and carry on reading for pleasure :)

 

~

Music lesson from Mrs Cliffe all about the Stone Age!

Please have a look and have lots of fun looking back at our topic from the Autumn term.

 

Week 2 of Summer 2 Term

8th June 2020

 

My lovely Year 3's.

I miss you lots!

It was so lovely looking at our hand-drawn display this week whilst I was in school and seeing your lovely faces.

Big hugs and lots of love to you all xx

Lesson 2 - Geography - Extreme Earth

 

Last year's class had a bit of a competition.

We made volcano cakes and had a taste test in the classroom.

It was great fun!

Maybe you could have a go at baking one too...

 

How Can You Move Your Plates?

Children will need 2 pieces of card, it is suggested one red and one blue but I'm sure if they label one blue and the other red, it will be fine.

They'll use their pieces of coloured card to investigate ways that tectonic plates can move around together.

Ask them to think about what effect the movements might have. Listen for children discussing their ideas and using vocabulary related to the layers of the Earth.

Reveal the three ways plates can move, looking at each one in turn. Allow children time to act out the movement with their pieces of card.

Who can suggest what might happen to rock that slides underneath into the mantle (it will melt) or what might happen as the plates move apart (liquid rock or magma is exposed)?

Accelerated Reader

Monday 8th June 2020

(Results correct at time of printing)

  

I know you can all see your own results as to how many words you've read and how many tests you've passed but I know when we are in school you like to look and compare too. I'm not going to publish all your results, I don't think that's fair if you don't want them advertising but I just thought I'd share some

fantastic achievements!

 

Every word you read, is an achievement so well done x

 

Word counts since Monday 1st June 2020 :

 

 Adriel 64,213

Joseph P 54,642

Seb J 24,874

Joseph O'H 19,429

James 19,406

Rafferty 16,432

Bethan 13,641

Hettie 10,646

Edwin 10,191

Melitta 8,452

Austin 6,111

Tom 5,015

Jessica 2,167

Ruby 785

 

 

Current 'Highest' word count over the school year:

 

Who will be in the leader board next week?

 

1st place: James 820,594

2nd place: Tom 808,732

3rd place: Joe P 535,671

 

Congratulations all of you, as a class you are obviously reading lots and taking tests.

 

Remember to think carefully about what the question is asking you,

if you don't know the answer you can skim and scan the text you have read in order to find it.

It's NOT a memory test.

Skimming and scanning a text is are invaluable skills.

 

Keep reading and carry on reading for pleasure :)

 

~

~

 

Year 3,

This week I'd like you to start looking at our Geography topic 'Extreme Earth'.

 

Read through the powerpoint below and then have a go at making your own model.

 

I usually compare this to a scotch egg.

Can you think which layer would represent the different layers of the earth?

 

I use plasticine in the classroom to make a model usually

but you can find your own ways of making your model at home.

 

I'll upload Lesson 2 next week.

 

Enjoy x

 

Accelerated Reader

Monday 1st June 2020

(Results correct at time of printing)

  

I know you can all see your own results as to how many words you've read and how many tests you've passed but I know when we are in school you like to look and compare too. I'm not going to publish all your results, I don't think that's fair if you don't want them advertising but I just thought I'd share some

fantastic achievements!

 

Every word you read, is an achievement so well done x

 

Word counts since Thursday (21st May) :

 

 James 84,091

Joseph P 78,852

Lucy 56,635

Ethan 46,302

Willow 42,823

Joseph O'H 37,233

Melitta 25,849

Thomas 24,363

Adriel 19,025

Hettie 9,352

Jessica 5,579

Austin 3,330

Bethan 1,909

Ruby 1,234

 

 

Current 'Highest' word count over the school year:

 

Who will be in the leader board next week?

 

1st place: Thomas 803,717

2nd place: James 801,188

3rd place: Willow 482,420

 

Congratulations all of you, as a class you are obviously reading lots and taking tests.

 

Remember to think carefully about what the question is asking you,

if you don't know the answer you can skim and scan the text you have read in order to find it.

It's NOT a memory test.

Skimming and scanning a text is are invaluable skills.

 

Keep reading and carry on reading for pleasure :)

 

~

 

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