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Class 3

Autumn 2020

 

Our topic this term is Extreme Weather

*Please could your child bring in 1 or 2 photos of themselves  somewhere in the world, at  home or abroad, with an approximate temperature on the back.  This will be used in lessons and as part of a display.

 

In Class 3,   homework usually comprises of:

Reading- a  new book will be given during the first week back.  See homework Folder for advice 

Times tables-  checked on a  weekly basis in school starting  a couple of weeks into the term. Y4s will be given an extra booklet to work through.

Spelling - checked on a  weekly basis in school starting  a couple of weeks into the term with weekly dictations. Explanation of dictation will be added to this page and will also soon be in your child's Yellow Homework Folder.

 

There are some useful links here to help with homework and more will be added.

 

Poems to Recite

Times Tables

Times Tables National Curriculum Expectations for Year Groups

Y2 children

Should be able to do x2,x5,x10 and the inverse (÷) in random order up to x12. Answering them rapidly without having to work them out.

 

Y3 children - as above plus

 x3,x4,x8 and the inverse (÷) in random order up to x12. Answering them rapidly without having to work them out.

 

Y4 children - All times tables up to x12. Answering them rapidly without having to work them out.

All Y4s throughout the country will be tested on times tables, this academic year. This will be done online. One of the major issues is speed. They are given a maximum of 6 seconds to read the question , think of the answer and type in the number in the computer. So if your child is using their fingers to work out answers or generally the answer doesn't come into their head almost straight away, they will not be able to input the answer in time.

Times Table Practise - Mathsframe instructions

3 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

6 Times Table Song (The animated Cover version of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift!)

7 Times Table Song (Cover of Happy by Pharrell Williams) Easy Learn Skip Count

Subscribe and watch new videos. ★ YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/laughalongandlearn?sub_confirmation=1 It's time to get happy and learn your 7 tim...

Search Youtube for Laugh along and Learn for more times tables videos

Homework Dictations - also in Homework Folders from 15th Sep - TheY2s have two sets. They can build confidence by doing set 1 and then stretch themselves by trying set 2. Likewise if the older year groups would like to try the year belows dictation to gain a bit of confidence, that is fine by me.

READING

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Habitats Visit to Strickley

See below for   Previous Home Learning which you may still find useful
Home Learning  during School Closure
Please scroll down to see all the activities, ideas, links and home learning packs- oh and the cows!

Boring Bertie Sentences for you to radically improve

Would You Rather ...? by John Burningham

Here is a link to the  story I shared on Zoom.   Have a look, especially if you didn't get chance to join us with our Zoom Chat.

If you have time over the next couple of weeks, create your own page for the story.  That would be fun to read! 

Please email kids@crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk with your ideas or photos of your illustrated page.  Don't worry if you don't get time, I just thought it would be a nice idea. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Here are a few that have been sent in. What would you rather?

Why don't you try creating your own Wild Flower or Bird Picture Puzzle like these. Use the links below to help you. The first picture puzzle is a flower and the second one is a bird.

Can you work out the names of these?

I'm so proud of these girls! Look how hard they've been working on their bean diaries. Remember if you have something that you are proud of, email kids@crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk as I would love to see it or hear about it.

Super Dictation by Arthur and Katie! I especially like that you have practised the words that you didn't get right the first time. That's why you are both so good at spelling. I'm very pleased with you.

Has anyone else been trying the Sports Day Activities? Look at Evie's great Standing Jump technique!

Excellent Science work!

Great Design and Technology skills!

Have you done some writing that you are proud of?

Look at Samuel's incredible observational drawing and really super explantation of Greek Columns by Florence. Take a look!

Learning About the Stone Age during Lockdown.

Class 3 have GREEN FINGERS!

Science Links
Also view Home Learning pack for Science links
See links below for Professor Brian Cox's  Experiments for children
Other Light and Shadows  video links

Shadow Theatre - Frozen

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How to Make Shadow Puppets

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HELP MEASURE THE EARTH USING SHADOWS 

IMPORTANT DATES Fri 19TH - TUES 23RD June 

I know Evie had a go at this, did anyone else?

Follow in the footsteps of ancient astronomers to recreate the methods they used to measure the size of the Earth in this national science experiment, run and hosted by the NSO and the Royal Astronomical Society.

Look on the link involved for instructions

SPELLING

Spelling Homework Advice and some websites

MATHS
Also view Home Learning pack for Maths links

NUMERACY - 4 Operations, examples of calculations you can give your child

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Y 4 Times Table Homework

Practise as often as you can. It should help you get super speedy with your Times Tables.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

Other website to help with Times Tables and other Mental Maths

Telling the Time - online games and resources

HISTORY

Stone Age Craft Ideas

Cave Painting Art Lesson

This video includes a virtual tour of the cave of Lascaux, a story about how the cave was discovered, and directions on how to make your own cave painting! I...

Chauvet cave: Preserving prehistoric art - BBC News

Also view Home Learning pack for History links
TIME FOR A POEM - New poems added every week

Are you missing hearing some of our favourite poems?

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You don't need to miss out any longer. Watch the video!

Another one of your favourite poems. This time by Jez Alborough

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Sheep can read poems too!

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Another poem by one of your favourite poetry authors

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A request!

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The author of this poem is Allan Ahlberg

Remember to join in!

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Can you see on Oak Barrington's ear tag  it says, 'Astro TP'?

That is her father.  We named that bull after Tim Peake's voyage into space.

This brave lamb is going to read you a poem today

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Another favourtie by Allan Ahlberg

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Have a wonderful Summer Holiday!

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Previous Home Learning Packs

Pack 3 - Home Learning - There are lots of links to videos and other help and activities

Pack 2 Home Learning - Mrs Palmer & Mrs Robinson

Pack 1 Home Learning - Mrs Robinson

Pack 1 Home Learning - Mrs Palmer - including method for the 4 maths operations

Class 3 Parent Letter    7th January 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and we wish you well for the New Year.

Thank you very much to all that give us Christmas gifts, it was very kind of you and much appreciated.

Starting this term, our teaching hours will be slightly different. Please see the new timetable above.

Our topic - Ancient Greece. We will learning about their culture, geography and beliefs. In Science they will be Forces and Magnets.

PE will be on Mondays and either Tuesdays or Wednedsays, but please make sure their PE kit stays in school as occasionally this may change.  Please can you insure that their PE kit still fits and is labelled.

To check what you need see https://www.crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk/uniform-information/

Many of the sessions will be gymnastics in which the children are asked to be bare foot.  If you child has a Verucca please could it be covered so as not to infect others.

Spelling homework will be given out and tested on Wednesdays.  I will be giving your child a new dictation sheet which will be in their Yellow Homework Folder. Please read through.

Please remember to do the spelling homework with your child to check that they are doing their best handwriting and to check regularly through the week how they are getting on with learning the words, so you can concentrate on the ones they are really struggling with.

Maths Homework - Times Tables - Continue to play online games  (see school website under  - children-class pages)  and other methods that you find useful.

 

We will continue to assess the children's Times Tables progress using https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/  for Y4s and https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/ for Y2 and 3 or maybe https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check.

Reminder of National Curriculum Expectations for Year Groups

Y2 children

Should be able to do x2,x5,x10 and the inverse (÷) in random order up to x12. Answering them within approx 2 or 3 seconds

 

Y3 children - as above plus

 x3,x4,x8 and the inverse (÷) in random order up to x12. Answering them within approx 2 or 3 seconds

Y4 children - All times tables up to x12. Answering them in approx 2 seconds.

All Y4s throughout the country will be tested on times tables, this academic year. This will be done online. One of the major issues is speed. They are given a maximum of 6 seconds to read the question , think of the answer and type in the number in the computer. So if your child is using their fingers to work out answers or generally the answer doesn't come into their head almost straight away, they will not be able to input the answer in time.

Telling the Time

On the school website I have also put some games to help telling the time.  It would be really beneficial to your child to help them learn to tell the time, as this can be difficult to master.

Y2

  • Compare and sequence intervals of time. 
  • Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. 
  • Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

Y3 All Y2 expectations plus

  • estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute
  • record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and o’clock
  • use vocabulary such as a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

Y4 All Y3 expectations plus

  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks. 
  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days. 

 

Reading

Children who have their books changed for them, will continue to have them changed on Mondays.  Please can you make sure that you tick their reading record when your child needs to change their books, otherwise we will assume that they need to keep the book for longer and will not change it.

 

Those who change their own books, choosing from the library, have an opportunity to do this every Monday, but they can also change it at other convenient times, they just need to ask. They can choose one or two from the colour band that they have been asked to choose from plus they can also choose a book to read for interest which can be a much easier book to read or a more challenging one which they might like to share with you.

All children need regular home reading, even if they are good readers. As they become more competent they will come across more complex language and content which will need discussing a parent to help comprehension.

Other reminders

  • please could you check that your child's name is in their clothes, bags and shoes, so any lost items can be returned swiftly to the correct child.
  • children not to bring toys or similar into school

 

If you have any questions, please ask.

Yours sincerely,   Mrs Palmer and Mrs Robinson

Art Workshop with Nicky Smith

We had a super visit to Heysham Power Station

NATURE ORIENTEERING AT STRICKLEY FARM

We've made the newspapers!

It's amazing what the children can do with spagetti and marshmallows! Mayan Pyramids!

We love learning about Electrical Circuits

Our Fabulous Stem Workshop - the children had to create a bridge that spanned 1m and could hold a car!

Y4s created these wonderful treefrogs

Look at our paintings! We chose an animal that we saw at the zoo.

We learned about the rainforest when we visited South Lakes Safari Zoo

timetable 2014.png Class 3 Parent Letter    11th January 2018

Dear Parents,

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and we wish you well for the New Year.

Thank you very much to all who give us Christmas gifts, it was very kind of you and much appreciated.

Our topic - The Ancient Maya.  We will be learning about their culture, geography and beliefs. In Science we will be looking at Electricity and Materials.

PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays - please can you ensure that their PE kit still fits and is labelled.

Many of the sessions will be gymnastics in which the children are asked to be barefoot.  If you child has a verruca please could it be covered so as not to infect others?  Last term a few children said that they had one and so kept their trainers on, which is not ideal for gymnastics, so a plaster or some other method of preventing infection would be great.

Spelling homework will continue to be given out and tested on Thursdays.  I will be giving your child a new dictation sheet, which will be in their Yellow Homework Folder. Please read through.

Please remember to do the spelling homework with your child to check that they are doing their best handwriting and to check regularly through the week how they are getting on with learning the words, so you can concentrate on the ones they are really struggling with.

Maths - Times Tables & Telling the Time

For the first few weeks of term, instead of times tables I would like the children to focus on Telling the Time. Each Monday I will give them some clock times to work out.  We will do one in class first which they will bring home as an example, which like the times tables sheets, will have what they need to practise for the following week.  If you have time to keep up with the times tables/division practise too that would be great.  We will come back to the times tables tests, but as they are doing really well with them, I thought it would be good to focus on telling the time for a little while.  There is a separate letter with more 'Telling the Time' information.

 

Reading

Children who have their books changed for them will continue to have them changed on Mondays.  Please can you make sure that you tick their reading record when your child needs to change their books, otherwise we will assume that they need to keep the book for longer and will not change it.

 

Those who change their own books, choosing from the library, have an opportunity to do so every Monday, but they can also change it at other convenient times, they just need to ask. They can choose one or two from the colour band that they have been asked to choose from plus they can also choose a book to read for interest which can be a much easier book to read or a more challenging one which they might like to share with you.

All children need regular home reading, even if they are good readers. As they become more competent they will come across more complex language and content, which will need discussing with a parent to aid comprehension.

Other reminders

  • Please could you check that your child's name is in their clothes, bags and shoes, so any lost items can be returned swiftly to the correct child?
  • Children not to bring toys or similar into school.

 

If you have any questions, please ask.

Yours sincerely,   Mrs Palmer and Mrs Robinson

Rain forest art & craft

DIVE INTO BOOKS!

Well done to everyone who completed the challenge to read 6 new books, in addition to their school reading books, before the summer. laugh

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