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Good morning Ospreys and welcome to Friday! We have made it to half term! I hope you have managed to find time to have a go at some of the activities this week as well as working on some hobbies and other fun things. Lots of you seem to be enjoying baking and riding your bikes!
As next week is half term, there will be no work set from me so I will speak to you again on 1st June. 😁
Buddy particularly likes his big monkey toy. He likes wrestling with him!
Here are some pictures of what some of you have been up to this week.
This doesn't relate to our new topic but it is quite fun! I found that it was less effective when the food colouring was watered down but still worked.
Weekly Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize
Don't forget to complete the weekly maths Challenge. Each challenge question gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!
Challenges 1 - 3 are suitable for year 3.
Art - Create your own Ancient Greece themed Pottery
Look at the Ancient Greece Pottery pdf and then use some of the supporting templates, plans and photos to help if you wish. If you do not have access to a flower pot, then you could make a 2D version using cardboard or paper - the photos below show some examples.
Good morning Ospreys! I hope you are having a great week so far. It is supposed to be lovely and warm today so hopefully you will be able to get outside and enjoy the space around you. Here are some new activities for you to have a go at. Remember to try your best and only do what you can! Keep sending in your pictures of what you have been up to. I will make sure I remember to put them up this Friday!!
I hope you are all getting on ok with the literacy task that I set, if you are following the suggestions that I gave on Monday, then today you will be looking at the grammar section on pages 10-13 and then planning your story tomorrow.
History. A look at some of the Egyptian Gods and an activity for you to try using hieroglyphics.
Bonus Tuesday post! Apologies, I completely forgot to post the gallery photos on Friday of all the great things you have been up to!! I blame Puppy Brain and not much sleep - oops! I've added a Buddy picture underneath as an apology!
Good morning! It is Monday which means a fresh set of spellings!! I hope you are enjoying playing the spelling games on Spelling Shed and that you are finding it useful! Here are some new activities for you to have a go at. I love seeing your email updates of all the different things you have been up to! Keep up the fantastic work
Spelling Home Learning
Keep using the games in Spelling Shed to help you practise your new list of words. If you wish to do more, complete the pdf for your wordlist below. Remember, we will remind you to ask someone to give you a spelling test on these words on Friday!
This week, your reading, writing and grammar work is all included in the document below. You can spread the work out over the rest of the week in whichever way works for you. Your science project is also something that you can work on during the week, so you can work out how best to fit the work in. The work on The King of the Fishes could be split in the following way:
Monday and Tuesday:
Pages 3-9. Reading and comprehension
Pages 10-13 Grammar
Thursday and Friday:
Page 14 to the end. Planning and writing your story.
This is only a suggestion so please don't worry if you don't get it all done.
Watch the clip about how to make a shadow puppet theatre. Your task for this week is then to recreate the scene that you wrote last week from Egyptian Cinderella using shadow puppets. If this isn't possible to do at home. you could design your theatre and puppets on paper. I am really looking forward to seeing what you produce and I hope you have fun doing it.
ICT - Scratch Lesson 5: Making A Story
Art: I know lots of you might be interested in his World Record Attempt.
Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is attempting to break the world record for the largest online art lesson,supported by HarperCollins and global talent investor Entrepreneur First.
The challenge will see Biddulph teach participants to draw a blue whale, via his YouTube channel. To successfully break the world record, 10,000 unique users will need to join the lesson for half an hour.
The challenge was inspired by Biddulph's lockdown drawing video series #DrawWithRob, which has attracted over three million households.
Watch the clip below which explains his plan and the need to register.
Good morning Ospreys! I hope you have had a fantastic week with whatever you have been doing! I have had a very busy but lovely couple of days introducing Buddy to my home! He is a Sprocker Spaniel and he loves cuddles and his rope monkey toy! I hope you have a lovely weekend, I know mine will be busy!
Weekly Maths Challenge: click on the link above for the Friday Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Daily Learning.
Writing Activity - Clerihew Poem
Please find below a PDF showing you some examples of a type of poem called a Clerihew. There are examples of Cleihew poems based on superheroes. Try to write your own superhero clerihew poem or poems or, if you don't want to write about superheroes, why not try sports people or singers that you like.
Art. Have a go at some weaving on a paper plate.
Good morning Ospreys! I hope you've had a good week so far and have been getting up to lots of fun things and having a go at some of your tasks I have been posting. Keep sending in pictures of what you've been up to, I love seeing your smiley faces
Maths - fractions. End of unit assessment.
Writing. Read through the story of Egyptian Cinderella again and the start to plan your own playscript for part of the story. This task is for the rest of the week, so there won't be another writing task on Friday.
Grammar. This week's activities involve the use of modal verbs. Go through the presentation and then have a go at the questions. See how many you can answer.
History - use Ancient Hieroglyphics to write your name on a cartouche.
Good morning Ospreys! I hope you've managed to sleep well with all of this wind!! I nearly got blown away on my way into school this morning! Only 2 more weeks to go until half term when you will get a break from the school work I've been posting. Remember to have your best go and only do what you can!! Keep sending in pictures of what you've been up to, it is lovely to see your smiley faces
Science - an investigation into shadows.
Maths - last lesson of fractions - problem solving.
Writing Activities: Out of Control
Below are Monday and Tuesday's writing activities. Either choose one, some or all of the activities and have a go at completing them.
Reading. Read the story of Egyptian Cinderella and then make some notes about any differences and similarities between this story and the traditional Cinderella story. Then, choose one of the characters from Egyptian Cinderella and write a character description.
National Book Tokens competitions
National Book Tokens are running 2 different competitions which I thought would be good to get invoved with. The first is a chance for the school to win £5000 of book tokens for the library which would be fantastic! Your grown up would need to do this and they also have the chance to win £100 of book tokens for you to share.
ICT: Scratch - Lesson 4 Making Music
Home Learning - Friday 8th May
As today is a Bank Holiday, all your work is either related to VE Day or "fun" activities that you could try. Don't worry if you don't do any of these as today is not a school day - enjoy yourself with your family!
Here are some pictures of what you have been up to this week.
Art Challenge - Draw With Rob
Your 'Draw-With-Rob' this week can be entered into a competition - why not have a go?
It's Wednesday!! I hope you're having a good week so far. I've been seeing lots of cakes and foody things that you have been making and I must say, it has been making me very hungry!! I've been cooking up some more activities for you to have a go at!! It could be an idea, if you are making more pizzas or cakes, to perhaps use them for some fraction work!! Could you cut it into quarters? What fraction would you have if you shared your cake between 8 people?
Grammar - can you fix the sentences? This may include checking spellings, grammar and punctuation.
History - a set of instructions for mummifying a tomato!
Maths - fractions of a set of objects lesson 3
Writing - Look at the information and then use the discussion sheet to help you share your thoughts.
Optional VE Day activities
Happy Monday Ospreys! I hope you managed to find some fun things to do over the weekend. Here are some new activities for you to have a go at, remember it doesn't matter how much or how little you manage to do, just do your best!
Maths - fractions of a set of objects
Spelling Shed Weblink
Email me for your password (use the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have not already done so.
Maths Challenge Answers
Friday 1st May BBC and White Rose Maths Week 2 Maths Challenge
Challenge 1 - see below
Challenge 2 - 47p
Challenge 3 - 11 cards
Challenge 4 - 2 jugs and 6 buckets, 6 jugs and 3 buckets, or 10 jugs
Challenge 5 - 120 degrees
Challenge 6 - Circle = 32, Triangle = 38 and Pentagon = 25
Challenge 7 - 5, 10, 5 (multiple other answers though)
Reading Home Learning
As Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, today's reading is on that topic. Find out why it is an important date in British History. This week, I will include at least one VE Day activity every time I put up work.
Complete either the 1, 2 or 3 star reading and questions. (By now, I'm sure you know which star is right for you - 1 is the easiest and 3 is the most challenging.)
VE day. Have a go at making these for VE day. You could make these instead of one of the other activities if you like.
Writing Task. Go through the powerpoint and have a go at some of the activities. I'll look forward to seeing your ideas.
Science-this weeks activities look at light and shadows-hopefully the sun will be out for you to be able to do the outdoor activities!
ICT: Scratch - Tutorial 3: Make A Chase Game
It's Friday!! Which means it is pretty much the weekend! I hope you've been keeping busy and staying fairly dry. It has made my vegetables grow a bit quicker so I am pleased but I do miss sitting out in the sunshine! It's been so good to see your pictures of things you've been up to...keep them coming in!
Art 'Draw with Rob' Self-Portrait
Use the weblink below to create your self-portrait. Maybe you could add your friends around you drawing them in the same 'Draw with Rob' style.
The KS2 staff (Miss Baker, Mr Phillips, Mrs Nolan and Mrs Hillier) have drawn themselves. Can you guess who is who?
Reading and Writing. This work follows on from the story you started reading on Wednesday.
Maths - fractions of a set of objects.
Weekly Maths Challenge - use the pdf above for the White Rose Maths and BBC Weekly Maths Challenge. The answers will be posted on Monday.
Make Your Own Lava Lamp
This activity doesn't relate to any of our topics but Mr Phillips had a go at it this week with his son and daughter and found it quite fun. The alka-seltzer mentioned in the video can be replaced with any sort of effervescent tablets - we used the dissolvable Vitamin C tablets.
Good morning Ospreys! What a change in the weather! I hope you manage to have a go at some of the activities below. I've been enjoying seeing what some of you have been up to and I'd love to see more pictures of you all doing fun things as well as some of the activities below!
Maths - fractions as numbers (warning - you will need some time and perseverance for this one! It gets easier after this!)
The Book of Hopes
Please find below a link to 'The Book of Hopes'. This is a completely free book for all children and families and includes short stories, poems, essays and pictures. It has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
Reading. This reading activity will span over today's and Friday's work and will also include your literacy task for Friday. I will post the second part on Friday. Today there are 2 chapters of the story to read and some questions to answer after each chapter.
In today's lesson, you will learn about what life was like as an Egyptian. There is a cooking activity to do, but this is only if your grown ups want you to do it and already have the ingredients at home. If you are not able to do the cooking, then you could design an Egyptian menu instead.
Maths Challenge Answers
Friday 24th April BBC and White Rose Maths Week 1 Maths Challenge
Challenge 1 - star = 10, heart = 17, triangle = 0
Challenge 2 - A pencil costs 8p
Challenge 3 - Amir’s number is 538, Donna’s number is 853
Challenge 4 - Perimeter = 64 cm
Challenge 5 - The length is 480 cm
Challenge 6 - The height of the last tower is 23.9 cm
Challenge 7 - The fraction shaded is ⅝
Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend? I spent mine in the garden again, making sure our veg patches are weed free. We've got some carrots sprouting up and the tops of some leeks peeking through the soil too. I hope you enjoy having a go at some of the tasks below!
Please find below Monday's Literacy activities. Choose one, some or all of the activities to complete.
Literacy Activities: The Great Race
Science-a quiz on what you learnt last week and then another investigation to try. There is a record sheet but if you aren't able to print it off, write your answers in your homework book.
ICT: Scratch - Imagine A World
Scratch: Imagine A World Activity Cards
I hope you've managed to have a go at a couple of the activities this week and it's been great to see some pictures of your work or things that you've been up to. I can see that some of you have been working super hard on your handwriting too! Keep trying your best and making the most of this extra time at home with your families. I wonder if anyone has managed to learn a new skill? Any new jugglers, knitters, bakers, gardeners out there?
Have a fab weekend!!
Maths - fraction lesson 3 - tenths
Below is a link to some extra maths challenges from BBC Bitesize's daily lessons. Answers are posted on a Monday so when they are released I will publish them.
Writing Task - The Girl In The Glass Jar
Reading. read the diary entry and then answer as many questions as you can.
Puffin Books Podcast
Below is a link to the Puffin Books podcast episode "Under The Sea". It contains lots of facts about sea creatures and can be quite funny at times (and very silly too).
Happy Wednesday!! Here are some new activities and tasks to have a go at over the next few days. Keep busy, keep smiling
Maths - fractions - making a whole
Today you are going to be looking at two different poems and then having a go at writing your own verses for the poems along with some other fun activities.
This term you are going to be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. This weeks lesson gives you an introduction to the topic and the chance to make your own pyramis treasure tomb. I would love to see how you get on!
Reading Challenge- I've included the documents that you will need for the reading challenge. The passport shows where you will travel to every time that you read and earn your reading miles. Everytime you reach a new destination, you can reward yourself with a certificate and send someone a postcard from where you've got to. You can draw your own picture on the postcard and either send it to someone in your house, or post it to someone who doesn't live with you but please check with your grown ups first. If you aren't able to print the resources out, then you could make your own. It would be great to see how you are all getting on.
Welcome back to the Summer Term!! I hope you all managed to enjoy the amazing weather and have lots of fun at home. I spent a lot of time in the garden planting all of our vegetables so I'm looking forward to seeing them grow and getting our first harvest! Keep having a go at as many of the activities as you can, but don't worry if there are things you don't understand or find tricky...don't struggle!! These are all things that you can have a go at, they are not compulsory!
Maths - We are starting our new topic of fractions today!!
Literacy Task - The Magic Tree
Below is a PDF with the a number of activities linked to the picture entitled 'The Magic Tree'. Please complete either one, some or all of the related tasks.
Spelling Home Learning
Keep using the games in Spelling Shed to help you practise your new lists of words. If you wish to do more, complete the pdf for your wordlist below.
The National Literacy Trust have set up a Reading Miles Global Challenge where you can earn 500 miles for every 10 minutes that you read. You can travel round the world by reading books and earn postcards and certificates. You could even read to someone through a video chat. There are resources to download if you are able to, if not why not draw your own world map and make your own postcards and certificate. I’d love to see them
Science- this term you will be looking at light and shadow with lots of fun activities to do if you are able to. This week, you are going to do an experiment first and then look at an explanation of how light works.
ICT - Scratch Coding
I thought it would be good to complete some coding as most of us are online at the moment. To do this, you will need to register and this requires an email address so you must make sure you complete this step with an adult who is happy to provide their email.
Each week, I will choose one of the tutorials from the 'Ideas' section and post some instructions to go along with it (these are available on the Scratch website itself when you click on the tutorial itself). Feel free to explore Scratch at your own pace.
ICT - Scratch Coding Starter Guide
ICT - Scratch Tutorial: Animate A Name
Friday 3rd April
Happy Friday Ospreys! I hope you've had a fun week and managed to have a go at lots of different activities. We've made it to the Easter holidays so I won't be posting any work for you over the next few weeks. However, you can still have a go at the Spelling Shed, Numbots and Rock Star Times Tables if you like!
Please find below instructions for getting onto Spelling Shed. It really is a great resource and we would love you to use it more. You will need a username and password so contact the school office (email@example.com) at any point and they will email you the information.
Spelling Shed Log In Instructions
Here is a well deserved certificate for anyone who has completed some tasks this week. Keep up the good work!
Today is test day! Find someone to test you and, if you like, send your scores into me via the school office.
Writing Task - Riddle Poem
Grammar - Apostrophes for Contraction
DT - try making a mouse using an egg box
Wednesday 1st April
Good morning Ospreys!! Halfway through the week already! Here are some new tasks for you to have a go at.
Writing Task - Treasure
First, watch the short film below and then have a look at the PDF document that has the writing task on it.
Reading Sheets - choose the topic that interests you, read the sheet and talk about it. Then look at the questions and possible activities. I only expect you to read and talk about the questions for one of the sheets.
Reading questions and possible activities (if you have time):
Find the section for the reading sheet you have chosen.
Arctic and Antarctic with David Attenborough:
- Where can you see the North and South Poles on a world map?
- How cold does it get in these locations?
- What kinds of animals live in these extreme environments?
If you have more time, you could make a table to compare the Arctic and Antarctic, looking at features such as: coldest recorded temperature, temperature in the summer, temperature in the winter, animals that live there, number of daylight hours, etc.
- How is it possible that colours can disappear before our eyes?
- How can straight lines appear to bend?
- Which brain games do they find most fascinating?
- Are there any that they feel work better than others? Why?
Try them with other members of your family. Do you share the same opinions?
- What secret weapon does the slow loris have up its sleeve?
- What makes the binturong a one-of-a-kind species?
- Why do fireflies light up at night?
If you have more time, you could draw a night-time jungle scene featuring the different animals on the sheet. Label/explain the special adaptations of each creature – e.g. the western tarsier’s huge eyes, the binturong’s prehensile tail etc.
Research other nocturnal animals that live closer to home. Have they spotted any nocturnal animals living in the world around them? How have they adapted to life at night?
Mrs Dando has created a lovely Easter card design for you to have a go at. The yellow chick is made up of yellow circles, folded in half and stuck together to create a 3D belly! We would love to see any pictures of ones that you create.
Monday 30th March
Good morning Ospreys!! So here we are in our second week of this style of learning. I hope you are enjoying having a go at some of the activities. Remember not to worry if you struggle with anything, have your best go!
Make the most of our lovely sunny weather and I look forward to seeing more pictures of your work, whether its inside or outside!
I'll check back in on Wednesday with some more fun things!
Writing Activities: A Dangerous Pet - Try one or more of the following writing tasks
Spelling - keep using Spelling Shed. You'll find that a new list of words has been assigned to you when you log in so play the games with these words too. If you wish to do more, look at the relevant pdf below.
Why not enter a competition......
This competition closes on the 24th April 2020. For more information or to register and upload entries use this link:
Friday 27th March
Hello Ospreys and welcome to Friday's activities!
A few points:
- As a school, we have signed up to Spelling Shed. Each week, there will be a new list of spellings to practise and lots of great ways of practising them on the website itself. Please email the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your Log-in and password.
- Please do not feel as though all of the tasks have to be printed out each time - I'm happy for you to complete them on scrap pieces of paper or on the computer: let's save paper where we can!
- I'm hopefully posting more than enough to keep you occupied. Please do not feel as though you need to complete everything! Pick and choose what you would like to do and take time to do other things - learning happens all around the house, not just at a table. Having said that, I do ask that you listen to your adults: if they want you to do certain tasks then that is what you should do!
- I'm really enjoying seeing so much of your work - please keep sending it. This should not just be the tasks I set but anything you have done that you'd like to share. Wherever possible, I will try to respond.
Spelling test - ask an adult or older sibling to read out your spelling words. Remember to mix up the order!
Writing Ideas - Choose one or try more if you like!
Grammar - Fronted Adverbials Information and Activities
Rob Biddulph, an author-illustrator, is posting draw - a- long videos every Tuesday and Thursday. Using the weblink below, scroll down the page and watch video clip 1: Gregosaurus. Then, draw your own version/s of a Gregosaurus. You could also try some of Draw-with-Rob's other videos. I look forward to seeing your drawings.
Wednesday 25th March
We've been super lucky to have such amazing weather! I hope you've managed to enjoy your gardens as well as having a go at the work that has been set. Below is some work to have a go at over the next couple of days and I'll be back again on Friday with some new work.
Literacy - watch the clip from Literacy shed and then choose one of the questions to answer. https://www.literacyshed.com/cloudylesson.html
Maths - have a look through the slides and answer the questions, then use your Power Maths books to answer further questions.
Here's some History work to have ago at!
Monday 23rd March
I hope you are all enjoying this extra time at home. Perhaps you are taking the time to help out with some chores...? Hmm, maybe! The work I have uploaded below is to have a go at today and tomorrow. Don't worry if you get stuck on anything, just have your best go and above all... try to keep your brain active as well as your body!
I will be back on Wednesday with some more tasks and activities to try out
Spellings - try to practise these every day as I'll be setting your test on Friday!
Science - as part of our forces topic, we will be looking at magnetic forces. Try using a magnet at home to test out which things in your home are magnetic. You will because the magnetic will 'stick' to it. This is magnetic attraction. Make sure to predict if you think it will be magnetic or not BEFORE you test it out!
Reading comprehension. These are 3 different difficulty levels. 1 star is the easiest, 3 stars is the most challenging. The answers are included after each question sheet.
Literacy task - a Powerpoint with an interesting picture to discuss. Choose 1 of the tasks to complete.
Maths - use your Power Maths book after looking at the introductory Powerpoint. Just like in our lessons, there are some questions to start off with with some tips from the Teachers' Guide. Have your best go!!
Microsoft have put together some ideas for home learning using technology. These cover a lot of areas across the curriculum and could provide some fun and interesting ways to keep busy!
Friday 20th March
We would like you to contact a local residential home for elderly people who may not be able to see their families at the moment. We would like you to choose one of the following activities to do :
- Write a letter, telling them about some of the things you will be doing while you are not at school.
- Make a bright and cheerful poster that they can put up in their living space.
- Make a card with a cheerful message.
If you are sending a letter, please use the school's address, not your own address. Below are some suggested local residential homes, but you are welcome to choose any others.
Manor Farm Residential Home
Bath BA3 3QG
Whitehaven Care Home
Radstock BA3 4AU
Radstock BA3 2RD
Beechcroft Residential Home
Radstock BA3 2QE
Clare Hall Nursing Home
Radstock BA3 4DE
Ospreys are a Year 3 class taught by Mrs Hillier and we are supported by Mrs Dando, Mrs Fagan and Mrs Nagel. This year we will be exploring what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians, taking a journey through the Stone Age to the Iron Age and also discovering how cocoa beans come to be bars of chocolate through our human geography unit!
Our Year 3 children are lucky enough to experience Forest School on a Thursday where they learn with Alex about how to light fires, make wooden necklaces, how to spot different types of birds and much more!
We are diving into our new topic for this term - the Stone Age! We painted some beautiful, colourful sunsets using watercolours. Watch this space for the update on these!
We had a fantastic, if a little chilly, day at Hidden Woods on Tuesday. Here are some of the things we got up to!
To celebrate Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes night, we made some of our own firework rockets. Here are some pictures of us enjoying them outside.
We enjoyed listening to our guest from Ammerdown in this morning's assembly. We learnt about the Jewish festival of Sukkot and made a paper chain of our hopes for the coming year.
We have really been enjoying gymnastics with Mrs Price on a Friday morning! Here are some of poses and action shots during our routines.
Ospreys enjoyed their second music lesson with Mrs North this Thursday afternoon. We were practising rhythm and pulse with percussion instruments.
We appreciate that some of the grammar terms that are being taught in schools now are unfamiliar to a good deal of us who were not taught these things during our own school days. This helpful resource should help with these definitions so that you can find it easier to support your child with any homework that they may bring home.
We have been hard at work practising our times tables and sometimes use this game to warm our brains up for maths. Have a go at home to see if you can beat our class scores!