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Welcome to Ospreys' class page! (2020-2021)

Year 3 and 4 common exception words

Home-link contact books: The children need to bring these into school everyday and they should be used to record reading at home. Every signature from an adult to show their child has read at home goes towards our Jack and Jill reading scheme.

Please use these books for other messages such as different home time arrangements. 

 

PE: Mondays 

Children will only need to bring trainers for these lessons which need to be kept in school. The lesson will be outside, so as the weather changes, warmer clothes will be needed. If the weather is wet, we will use the school hall. 

 

Spellings: Set on a Monday and tested on a Friday

Children will not be bringing spelling sheets home but will be given time during their morning activities to practise and they will write their weekly spellings in their home-link contact books. At home, please continue to use the Spelling Shed website to practise. If this is not possible please let me know and we can make other arrangements.  Their spelling list and test scores will be written in their home-link contact book.

 

Forest School: Thursday mornings

Thank you for all the returned permission slips.  Children need to wear Forest school clothes to school on their day and bring wellies to change in to.

OSPREYS 2020-2021!

Welcome to Ospreys' class, this year Miss Callaghan will be teaching year 3 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Wood will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday. We are very lucky to have three lovely teaching assistants this year, Miss Simpson, Mrs Hopton and Mrs Fox will be working alongside Miss Callaghan and Mrs Wood throughout the week and working with all of the children. We have lots of exciting topics to learn about this year including Mountains, Vikings, Romans and the Water Cycle. Osprey's are also very lucky to have Forest School on Thursday mornings with Alex! 

Elementary Art Lesson: The Hand Line Design

Good morning Ospreys. It is Wednesday which means we're halfway through this week already. I hope you've had a great few days and I look forward to seeing what you've been up to. Remember to do as much or as little as you like, don't stress smiley

Buddy loves a snooze after a long day at school!

Wednesday maths - the last lesson! I will post an end of unit check on Friday if you want to have a go at that then.

Writing Activity - The Box

 

As I mentioned on Monday, today and tomorrow I would like you to continue with any writing you have done based on 'The Box' animation. If you finished, you could always try one of the other activities - in school, the comic strip activity has proved quite popular.

Design Technology

Good morning Ospreys! We are in our second to last week of school - YAY! As we are so close to end of term, just choose a few things to have a go at. Make sure that you make time to have fun and have some chill time too. I look forward to seeing pictures of what you get up to this week.

Buddy thinking if he stares long enough at the yoghurt pot, it might jump into his mouth!

Second to last maths lesson!

Writing Activity - The Box

 

I have chosen (with the help of some of our Year 5 and 6 children that are in school) another short animation for your writing activity this week. This will cover the next four days for your writing. You can choose to:

  • Retell the story (like you may have done for La Luna)
  • Retell the story from the point of view of either the man or the mouse
  • Choose a section of the story to write in detail
  • Story map/comic strip the story with speech or thought bubbles and some narration
  • Re-write the story by changing the characters and/or the setting

CGI Animated Short Film: "The Box" / La Boîte by ESMA

Reading Comprehension

ICT: Scratch - Talking Tales

Art - Shaving Cream Marbled Paper

Good morning Ospreys. I noticed I didn't put a message up for Wednesday's work!! Many apologies but I hope you got my telepathic greeting instead laugh I hope you have had a great week, whatever you have been up to. It has been great to see pictures from some of you, I miss seeing all of your faces! Remember to only do what you can, I know a lot of us (including me!) are definitely flagging with our energy levels. Considering we are only 2 weeks away from the summer holidays, we would be winding down the work in school so don't worry if you don't get much, or any, of the work done!!

Writing Activity - Alliteration Poem

Art - Sound Creatures

 

Today for your Art, I have posted a link to the Tate Gallery's children's activities page. On there, you will find a number of fun activities. The one that I have chosen today is for you to create a sound creature. Follow the instructions on the page and have fun with it!

The City Below The Earth Writing Activity

History. Today's task is to make an Egyptian Death Mask

Good afternoon Ospreys. Sorry my message and the maths is slightly late, I've had a super busy morning here at school and time ran away with me!! I hope you have had a lovely weekend, whatever you have been up to.

Maths - telling the time to the minute lesson 3

Buddy sitting nicely for his treat...then just sneaking a closer sniff!

Reading Activity. A reading comprehension about plastic pollution for you to try.

ICT: Scratch - Animate an Adventure Game

Design and Technology

 

Please find below a set of templates for you to make a 'Desk Buddy'. There are a range of characters to choose from including superheroes and characters from Star Wars. I have also included a set which are black and white so that you can colour them in yourselves.

They work best if they are printed out or backed onto a piece of thin card and may be a little tricky to begin with but, as long as you follow the instructions, you should get the hang of it.

Some of the children in school made them last week and enjoyed it and I hope you do too.

Good morning Ospreys! It is Friday, the end of yet another week. What a scorcher it has been but hopefully it'll be a bit cooler today! Buddy has really struggled to stay cool at school, I ended up pouring some of his water on him yesterday to try and cool him down (Mrs Nagel's brilliant suggestion)!! He seemed to enjoy it! Here are some new tasks for you to have a go at. Take a look at our Friday gallery to see who you can spot!

Having a snooze after a long, hot day at school!

Maths - lesson 2 of telling the time to the minute

Writing Activities

 

Today, you can either continue with your retelling of 'La Luna' if you have not yet finished and are enjoying it or you could have a go at writing your own haiku. Take a look at the PDF below for an explanation of what a haiku is and some examples.

Art. This week lots of activities using spirals. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Good morning and happy Wednesday! What a beautiful day we had yesterday! I hope you made sure to use sun cream and sun hats if you were outside!! I might have to get some doggy sun cream if Buddy insists on being outside so much! Here are some new tasks for you to have a go at. I have seen some lovely pictures from you so far, keep sending them in smiley

Buddy being a good boy at school...before finding some tasty cellotape! Naughty Buddy!

Maths - telling time to the minute

Literacy Activities

 

Today and tomorrow, you have a couple of choices for your writing activity: 

1. Carry on with the retelling of 'La Luna'.

If you have finished, you could edit and improve a section of it.

 

2. Write a letter as if you were the little boy from La Luna.

You could write to a friend and tell them all about your first trip to the moon. How did it start? What happened? How did you feel? What is going to happen next?

 

If you haven't done any writing yet this week, don't worry! Go back to Monday's activities and watch 'La Luna' and try to retell the story focusing on detailed description and interesting openings to your sentences.

Reading. Today I have landed on the Take a Chance square and this is the card that I turned over.

History - this week we are looking at, and designing, Ancient Egyptian Death Masks. Next week we will be making one!

Good morning! It's a new day and a new week, I wonder what it will have in store for us all? Here are some new tasks to have a go at. Don't forget to send me any pictures of what you have been up to, inside or outside! 

Buddy enjoying the return of football!

Writing Activity 

 

This week, your writing activity is to retell this short film, 'La Luna'. As you watch the film, write some notes to remind you of the main parts of the story. You could also note down brief descriptions of the characters.

I would suggest writing it over a few days rather than trying to write it all in one go. 

Things to think about: 

  • setting the scene
  • sentence openers
  • detail in the descriptions  
  • checking the length of your sentences

 

I think it's a lovely little film, I hope you enjoy it too.

Pixar Short Films: La Luna

Bookopoly. Today I have rolled a 6 so we have landed on Language Lane.

Science. Today's activities are about the Summer Solstice, which happened at the weekend. The event was filmed this year and is available to watch on YouTube, but check with a grown up first. There's also an activity to build your own Stonehenge. The activity says to use building bricks, but I'd like to see how many different things you can think of to use.

ICT: Scratch - Make a Clicker Game

Good morning! What a drizzly week we've had!! I've tried to choose another bright colour to cheer us all up. Here are some new activities for you to have a go at. Thank you for all of the pictures of what you have been up to. The gallery is below!

Buddy having a comfy snooze...also in Dad's seat!

Reading. This activity is all about the poet Benjamin Zephaniah and why he became a poet.

Benjamin Zephaniah Talking Turkeys

Literacy Activity - Acrostic Poem

 

Today, you have the option of carrying on and finishing your Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information report or having a go at an acrostic poem. Please see the PDF below.

Art. This weeks activity uses sticks for art work I hope you can find some dry ones!

Good morning Ospreys!! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. Buddy heard thunder for the first time yesterday and didn't seem to notice it!! Such a brave little pooch laugh Here are some activities for you to have a go at. I would love to see some more pictures of all of the things you have been up to!!

Stealing Dad's space on the sofa...and looking very pleased with himself!

Literacy Activities - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah

 

Below, you will find the Literacy PDF for your Rh-swano-zeb-tah activities. If you have downloaded this previously, there is no need to do so again. Follow the activities dated Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th if you are up to date. If not, you can start from the beginning or pick and choose the activities that you would like to do.

History. Have a go at making a Canopic jar. Instead of clay, you can use cardboard or paper mache to make the head.

Good morning Ospreys!! I hope you had a lovely weekend? I spent a lot of mine drying off a wet dog who loves the rain!! Here are your new tasks to have a go at. It was lovely to hear from so many of you last week, I miss seeing your faces everyday!! Keep up the fantastic work you have been doing and I look forward to seeing what you get up to this week. 

Buddy is surprised to be upside down!

Literacy Activities

 

We are carrying on with our Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information writing for the next few days. Either reopen the PDF from last week and find the pages dated Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th or download the PDF below.

Reading. If you are following the class game, then I have rolled a 4 today, so the activity is Character Crescent.

ICT: Scratch Lesson 7 - Animate A Character

Happy Friday Ospreys!! I hope you have had a fun-filled week so far even though it has been a bit more drizzly. Buddy has watched his first hail this week and liked going out to lick it up afterwards!! He was a bit confused about why his garden was suddenly all wet though! Here are your activities to dip into and have a go at. Don't worry if you don't do all of them, just choose your favourite if you like! Have a fab weekend and I'll check back in on Monday. Enjoy the gallery below of what some of you have been up to.

Maths - end of unit check - end of fractions!

Literacy Activity - Onomatopoeia Poem

 

I thought we could take a break from our Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information writing today and look at another type of poetry. If you still have parts of the previous Literacy activities to complete then please feel free to continue with them.

This week's art activity is to do a Draw with Rob. I'm going to have a go at drawing a sloth, but choose another if you'd rather and don't forget to show me how you get on.

Good morning Ospreys. What a drizzly, grey day!! In an attempt to brighten your morning, I have made the writing yellow...not sure it'll make the Sun come out but I had to try something!! Here are your new activities to have a go at. Do as many or as few as you like and remember not to stress if something is too difficult. You can always come back to it another time, or leave it completely and do something you enjoy!! Keep sending in your pictures of what you have been up to, I have already got some lovely ones to share with you on Friday! 

Maths - I accidentally put the wrong answers on the task PowerPoint so I have attached another PowerPoint with the correct answers on...coffee time for Mrs Hillier!!

Literacy Activity - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah 

 

Please find below the Literacy activities for the next couple of days. There is a PDF just of the information text that may be helpful to have open when answering the comprehension questions - this should save you going backwards and forwards on the larger PDF. 

If you haven't started this activity, it would be best to start at the beginning. I've posted some links and a Youtube video on Monday to help with the first couple of days activities so it would be worth having a look at those.

History. Use your knowledge of Egyptian Gods for this fun activity.

It's Monday Morning!! I hope you have all had a great weekend and managed to avoid all of the wetness!! Buddy had his first walk at the weekend and enjoyed licking up puddles, although he didn't want to get his paws wet so he avoided them with his feet...silly pup!

Here are some new activities for you to have a go at.

Literacy Activity - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah

 

Below you will find a PDF that covers all of your Literacy activities for the next two weeks. I have dated each of the activities to help you to plan how much you complete each day but it is only a suggestion. If you would like to do more or less, that is up to you and your adults.

There is a mix of reading, writing and grammar activities and the sequence ends with you writing your own information report on a creature of your creation.

I will post the PDF again each time I update our class page and then on Friday I will put a poetry activity up so that you can either choose to complete that or continue with this project.

Where the Wild Things Are

A video adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic.

Spellings WB 8th June

ICT: Scratch Lesson 6 - Pong Game

It's Friday!!! Thank you for all of the pictures of your work and all the different things you have been up to this week, I have really enjoyed seeing them! I have included all of the pictures in a gallery below so you can see your own work as well as some of your classmates' work! Have a fantastic weekend and make sure to find some time to relax and recharge.

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.

Reading. Today I have rolled a 5 so if you are following the class page for this activity, you will be doing the Prediction Park activity.

Art. Here are some great activities to try , using leaves.

​​​​​​Hello and welcome to Wednesday! I hope you have had a great week so far and are still enjoying this marvellous weather! Perhaps you've been enjoying a book outside? Here are some more tasks for you to have a go at. Keep sending in your pictures!!

Grammar Activities - Identify Word Classes

 

Word Classes are the different groups of words that we use each time we speak or write. They include verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and more. The activity below asks you to find different types of word class. If you are unsure about their meaning then use the helper mat and the links provided to revise your understanding.

There are 3 levels so please choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

Good morning Ospreys! I hope you had an amazing half term with this spectacular weather we've been having. Remember to find lots of shade, wear suncream and a hat to enjoy the sunshine safely!

Here are your new tasks for the next couple of days. Don't forget to send in pictures of any work that you have completed or any activities you have done.

Maths - I've finally got the file!! I hope you didn't get too distressed waiting for it...I'm sure you were very upset!!

Writing Activities

 

Try one, some or all of the activities relating to the picture above.

Reading Activity - Bookopoly

 

This week, I thought you might like to try a new reading activity. Bookopoly is a board game where you move a counter around a board and land on different reading activities (which are similar to your reading journal activities) that you can complete based on the book you are currently reading.

You can play however you like but I would recommend playing the game over a number of days and complete at least 10 minutes worth of reading before you do so; then, you can also tick off another step on your reading challenge journey around the world.  You can play this independently or with brothers, sisters or other family members by printing out the board, questions and Chance cards.

 

Alternatively, you can play along with the Class Page game. Below you will see pictures of the Bookopoly board with a virtual counter. Today, I started our game on 'Go' and we rolled a '2' and have landed on 'Setting Square'. You can either roll a die of your own to choose the activity from the list or just choose whichever you would like to complete.

Spellings WB 1st June

Science. We are carrying on with our light topic this term. This week you are going to be looking at reflective materials. First go through the lesson presentation and then there is an activity for you to test different materials that you can find at home. Then you can have a go at designing your own reflective book bag. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

ICT: Scratch Lesson 6 - Make It Fly

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.

Science Activity

 

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.

DIY Shaving Cream Rain Cloud

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!! smiley

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 smiley

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!

Literacy

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

Wednesday:

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.

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.

Do you want to be a RECORD BREAKER?

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.

ART: Design your own club badge #FootballSchoolFriday

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 smiley

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 smiley

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.

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.

Dr. Seuss' Fox In Socks as a rap

#DrawWithRob *SPECIAL EDITION* Racing Car

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.

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! smiley

Maths - fractions of a set of objects

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.

How To Make a DIY Lava Lamp With Alka-Seltzer

Episode 2: Animals | Puffin Podcast

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.

Writing Activity

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!

Maths - tenths part 2!

Literacy

 

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

Happy Friday!!

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. 

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). 

Episode 1: Under the Sea | Puffin Podcast

Humza and the gang dive under the sea to ask questions such as: How many hearts does an octopus have? Can dolphins really speak to each other?

Happy Wednesday!! Here are some new activities and tasks to have a go at over the next few days. Keep busy, keep smiling laugh

Maths - fractions - making a whole

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.

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 (sch.204@educ.somerset.gov.uk) 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!

Spellings

 

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

DT - try making a mouse using an egg box

How to Draw 3D Letters Using One Point Perspective

This drawing tutorial will teach you How to Draw 3D Letters in One Point Perspective

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.

CGI 3D Animated Short Film "TREASURE" - Inspiring Animation by Chelsea Bartlett & Ringling College

Writing Task - Treasure

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.

Optical Illusions:

  • 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?

Nocturnal Creatures:

  • 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.

Or

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! laugh

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!

Mrs Hillier

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.

This competition closes on the 24th April 2020.  For more information or to register and upload entries use this link:

https://crackingideas.com/competitions/Wallace+&+Gromit+Cracking+Ideas+Competition

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 (sch.204@educ.somerset.gov.uk) 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!

Art

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.

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob 

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 smiley

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!!

Additional Resource

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! 

 

https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/755e5a8b

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 :

  1. Write a letter, telling them about some of the things you will be doing while you are not at school.
  2. Make a bright and cheerful poster that they can put up in their living space.
  3. 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

Church Street

Radstock 

Bath   BA3 3QG

 

Whitehaven Care Home

Fosseway

Midsomer Norton

Radstock      BA3 4AU

 

Combe Lea

Greenacres

Midsomer Norton

Radstock      BA3 2RD

 

Beechcroft Residential Home

Midsomer Norton

Radstock   BA3 2QE

 

Clare Hall Nursing Home

Ston Easton

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.

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