Our children and staff have sent pieces of work for the children’s newsletter. This is the children’s second edition of the newsletter.
PLEASE START TO RE-USE DOJO. IT’S SO MUCH EASIER FOR US TO SEND QUICK MESSAGES FROM THERE. IT ALSO KEEPS ALL THE WORK FROM YOUR CHILD TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE FOR YOU TO VIEW. CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ON TO DOJO OR UPLOADING WORK. YOU CAN ALSO USE THE YEAR GROUP EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE CLEARLY INDICATE THE CLASS TEACHER’S NAME IN THE SUBJECT AS ALL THE YEAR 3 TEACHERS WILL BE ACCESSING THE SAME ADDRESS. THE EMAIL AND DOJO WILL BE CHECKED MONDAY TO FRIDAY.
Life Skills Passport Challenge
We have been thinking about new ways to use our learning time away from school, and for you to interact with us in school. We have really enjoyed you sharing your valuable achievements that aren’t school work. These things are life skills – things that begin to prepare you for life as a grown-up. So we came up with the Life Skills Challenge. This is a list of things that will help prepare you for the future. From tying your own shoelaces (sorry but you will have to stop using Velcro fastening shoes at some point) and washing your own hair, to budgeting for a food shop (hmmm Mars bars or bread – what do you need most?).
We have come up with 48 skills to try out in our Life Skills Passport. Taking part is optional and you do not have to do every skill – in fact some will be impossible for some: e.g. not everyone has a pet, a younger sibling or a needle and thread – but we would like you try. Many of you can already do lots! Tick the ones you can already do, and then choose new skills to focus on. Get someone to take a photo or video of you doing them and send it to us via email or Dojo!
When you have ticked as many skills as you can, get an adult to complete the bottom of the passport with your name, the number of skills you have completed and sign it. If you complete 15 skills, you will get a Bronze Certificate, 25 skills will get you a Silver Certificate, 35 skills will get you a Gold Certificate and 40 completed skills will get you a Platinum Certificate!
Some skills are in red and say Adult supervision in brackets. These are things that may involve using hot/sharp items, chemicals or things that could cause harm if done incorrectly. We do not want anyone to get injured, cause a flood using the washing machine or break a prized ornament while dusting! Your own adults may decide you personally need less supervision, or that some other skills should be more closely supervised. That is up to them – so please ask first! Have fun, we are looking forward to seeing photos of your achievements. Stay Safe!
https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/primary/guidance-and-support/home-learning-pathway/ This link is from the British Red Cross and has links and information on learning first aid.
This week is half term so we are not expecting any work to be sent in, if you send in work, please be aware that we may not reply to e-mails and dojo until the week beginning 1st June. Below is a link to a grid of activities that you may like to complete. Please note this is optional.
As well as the half term activities please remember to be reading regularly and if possible completing accelerated reader quizzes. Please log on at https://ukhosted59.renlearn.co.uk/1892799/
To find out if a book has a quiz available, or to check book levels, please go to https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/default.aspx .
Remember to be practicing and learning your times tables so that you know them out of sequence and at speed. You can use the TTrockstars to help you with this. Please log on at https://ttrockstars.com/
Collective Worship and Reflection
There will be no worship plans for half term week but there are some reflection activities you could try. I shall put worship up at the beginning of term 6.
ACTIVITY 1. The seventh line from the Lord’s Prayer- Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
The Bin Activity
Equipment: Bin, paper, pens.
Instructions: We all do things that are wrong sometimes. When we do, it’s good to say sorry and ask forgiveness. Christians believe that God forgives us when we get things wrong.
If you want to, write something you want to say sorry for on a piece of paper. Now screw it up and put it in the bin. God forgives you. You might need to say sorry to someone face to face too.
ACTIVITY 2: The final line from the Lord’s Prayer- Lead us not into temptation, but deliver from evil.
Be The Light Activity
Equipment: items that create light such as torches
Instructions: Sometimes we are tempted to do the wrong thing: to be unkind, to lie, to be rude, to be lazy or many other things. Christians believe that God wants us to be the BEST we can be! He wants to help us choose the right thing. He wants us to be like a light that shows others the way to behave.
Take your torch – as you press the switch, it lights up. Take this as a reminder that when you are tempted to do the wrong thing, God wants you to be a Light!
ACTIVITY 3: Lifelines
Equipment: ribbons or string
Instructions: Sometimes when we are finding things difficult we need someone to throw us a ‘lifeline’ – some help or support that helps us to keep going.
We find strength in our family and friends. Christians believe that we should think about and give thanks for those who help and support us. Christians also believe that God will help them and give them strength when they need it.
Take a ribbon or piece of string. As you hold it, think of someone who helped you when you were struggling. If you want to, you can say a prayer thanking God for that person and their help. Tie the ribbon or string to something- maybe a tree in the garden.
A Children’s Book Helping Children Understand Coronavirus.
Week 5 Maths Resources
Lesson 1 Video:- https://vimeo.com/417332039
Lesson 2 Video:- https://vimeo.com/417332285
Lesson 3 Video:- https://vimeo.com/417332443
Lesson 4 Video:- https://vimeo.com/417332649
Resources for Learning Grid
Handwriting – follow the link to practice letter formation and cursive handwriting. The site gives animated clips to show how to form the letters correctly. Worksheets can be downloaded from the site if wanted but children can just practice on normal lined paper. There is also a lot of other useful information about supporting handwriting on the site.
Start the Day with PE
Another way to keep fit is with the Fire Fighter Fit FFFK website
Username:FFK1 Password: HealthyHomes
Yearly overviews for spellings can be found on the English webpage.
Please click here to be taken to them.
Alternatively, please see below to find one of the Year 3 spelling groups’ overviews