Welcome to our class page!
Earwig are one of the Year 3 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE and gymnastics on Thursday afternoon so will need their PE kits in school.

 

Who works in our classroom?
Teachers: Miss Burnford (Monday - Thursday) 

Miss Stoneman (Friday) 
TA: Mrs Harrison

 

 

Update during school closures 6th July 2020

Last week we began reading a new serial mash book – The Ferocious Cake Off. In English we read how to catch the Soupee bird and designed and wrote about how to trap a magical creature of our own.  In Maths we revised money and thought about how to add and subtract money using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.  In Science we learn the acronym MRS GREN, to help us remember all the processes all living things do.  We researched about Egyptian gods to make a fact file in History and in DT we collected feedback on the bread we designed and made.

Please have a look at our Year 3 display board and Blog to see more of what we have been up to.

https://www.purplemash.com/displayboard/5e73424b27ed020dea125a74?showprevious=true

 

It was lovely seeing and hearing from so many of you in the live lessons last week, and we hope to see lots of you again this week.

This week as a change from our History, DT and Science topics, we are launching the Sock Olympics.  We would normally have held Sports Day around this time of year, and so we thought we would do a School Closures version.  This week we would like you to learn a little about the Olympics, and design your own team mascot.  I will tell you more in our live lesson, but think about what animal represents you and what the colours you choose mean.  Next week we will set lots of challenges to do at home using a ball of socks. You will be able to send in your scores and we will work out which class has won the Sock Olympics!

In English we are starting a new booklet called Lockdown.  We will do lots of short burst writing tasks to practice our poetic writing.

In Maths we are thinking about the relationship between multiplying and dividing, particularly how we can double and halve to help us find multiples of 2, 4 and 8.  You  can watch video lessons here: Video links

As always there are links and ideas for activities posted in the Year 3 blog.

 

Update during school closures 26th June 2020

In English this week, Year 3 have continued the Talk 4 Writing Home Learning booklet, Journey to the Jungle. In this unit we are learning about recount texts, and how to write a diary, or jungle log. This week the children have imagined what they would see in a magical jungle and written their own Jungle Logs. In Maths the children have been learning about Capacity and Volume. They have compared the capacity of different containers and carried out additions and subtractions of volumes. The children have written a postcard about life for the Ancient finished reading a book called Beth and the Nile on Purple Mash. In Science the children have learnt about the differences between invertebrates and vertebrates, and in Food Technology they have designed their own bread.

 

This week we have been able to make some more videos to support the children’s learning. Next week we will be doing our first Live lessons and really look forward to hearing the children’s voices again. Parents will receive the next Home Learning Activity idea pack next week, with ideas to take us up to the end of the year.

 

Please have a look at our Year 3 display board and Blog to see more of what we have been up to.

https://www.purplemash.com/displayboard/5e73424b27ed020dea125a74?showprevious=true

 

 

Update during school closures 19th June 2020

 

I hope you have all had a fun weekend and spent some time outside enjoying the fresh air. I have been really impressed with the work you have done again this week. I think we are all getting used to this way of working and learning now, and I can see how much all of your computing skills have improved over the last 12 weeks! Your warning tales have been excellent, and I have loved reading your descriptive writing.

 

In English this week, Year 3 have begun a new Talk 4 Writing Home Learning booklet, Journey to the Jungle. In this unit we are learning about recount texts, and how to write a diary, or jungle log. The children have imagined and described a magical wardrobe, thought about the text by illustrating it, and written a creative list poem. In Maths the children have been learning about Mass and Weight. They have weighed things and read scales, and performed calculations involving mass. The children have learnt about why and how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies and have continued reading a book called Beth and the Nile on Purple Mash. In Science the children have thought about how the things all animals need, and in Food Technology they have made bread.

 

This week we have been able to make some more videos to support the children’s learning. Look out for the links in blog posts and in the instructions to 2Dos. This week Miss Burnford talks about mass and Mrs Berrill makes bread and shows us how to do some short burst creative writing.

 

Please have a look at our Year 3 display board and Blog to see more of what we have been up to.

https://www.purplemash.com/displayboard/5e73424b27ed020dea125a74?showprevious=true

 

 

Update during school closures 12th June 2020

Can you believe we are now entering our 9th week of learning at home. Most of us last saw each other 11 weeks ago!

In our learning last week we started reading and analysing a warning tale, The Stone Trolls, using the T4W home learning booklets and activities on Purple Mash. You wrote definitions of some of the new vocabulary and answered quizzes to show your comprehension. In Maths you have been looking at angles and shapes, learning what acute and obtuse angles are, and spotting them in 2D shapes. Our History unit is about Ancient Egypt so lots of you have made timelines and have begun reading a book called Beth and the Nile on Purple Mash. In Science you have learnt why we have skeletons, and in Food Technology you have thought about where our food comes from.

 

Please have a look at our Year 3 display board and Blog to see more of what we have been up to.

https://www.purplemash.com/displayboard/5e73424b27ed020dea125a74?showprevious=true

 

This week we will be continuing to think about Warning Tales, and I would like you to plan and write your own story about trolls using the activities on here and in the booklet to help you,  In Maths you will continue to learn about shapes and types of line. In History, I would like you to look at some of the artefacts from Tutankhamen's tomb, and think about what they tell us about Ancient Egyptians. In Science you will learn about muscles and which food groups help different parts of us stay healthy. In Food Technology you will also be looking at food groups. There are links to useful websites and Maths worksheets in the table below and on the blog.

 

I have been really impressed with the quality of the work that has been completed on here and I look forward to seeing the work you compete this week,

 

Update during school closures 5th June 2020

I hope you all had a restful half term break and are ready to learn lots at home this half term. As lots of teachers are needed in school to support Year 1 and Reception pupils that are returning this week, we have had to re-jiggle who does what. This means I am going to be setting and responding to work for all of Year 3 from home, so I ask you to be patient with me as I may not be able to respond to work as quickly as myself, Miss Burnford and Mrs Mickleburgh could as a team!

 

I have posted Knowledge Organisers for this half term in the Year 3 blog - I recommend you print these and use them as a guide to what we would like you to learn this half term. In History our subject is Ancient Egyptians. You could explore some of these links to learn more: https://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?cat=1&loc=uk&id=2528

In Science we are going to learn about why animals and humans need food, and why we have skeletons and muscles https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9339j6. In Food Technology, we are going to learn more about healthy food and design and make your own bread https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j. There will be an activities set on Purple Mash for each area each week, but I would recommend you attempt the more practical activities from the Home learning pack too.

 

This week in English we are beginning a new unit on warning tales. These are stories which teach a lesson, see if you can tell what the trolls Skess and Landra should have done in The Stone Trolls tale. The activities set on Purple Mash use the same text as the Home school Booklet, so you can complete them on here or in the book if you have it printed out. https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y3-Dean-Stone-Trolls.pdf

 

To support your reading I have set a new serialised book - every couple of days I will post the next chapter, a quiz and an activity linked to the story. This half term the book is called 'Beth and the Nile'. I hope you enjoy the story.

 

This week in Maths we are going to think about turns, and you can explore them using Logo. We will learn about acute and obtuse angles and parallel and perpendicular lines. The activities set on here consolidate learning done using the suggestions ideas in the Home learning pack. You could also explore some of these resources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy72pv4

 

I have also set some activities to practise times tables and spellings as well as a new coding activities and internet safety tasks. We do not expect children to complete all of the work set on here, choose the activities that fit into your schedule and support your learning the best. Prioritize reading aloud every day, then the English and Maths tasks, and after that do the Theme and extras if you have time.

 

Update during school closures 22nd May 2020

As we come to the close of a whole half term of learning from home we would like to thank parents and pupils for the huge effort they have put into learning this half term. We have been constantly impressed by the standard of the work pupils are producing and the creativity of parents in personalising tasks for their children.

Over half term, rest and relax. We will set a few ‘just for fun’ activities on Purple Mash for those children whose parents still need to work, and who can’t go to the usual holiday clubs. Do not feel these need to be completed.

After the break we will begin new units of work, with new themes. Links to Knowledge Organisers for these themes are below so parents can use them for planning and if you wish to purchase books or other resources. Our History theme will be Ancient Egyptians. In Science we will be learning about why animals have skeletons and muscles and why we need food. In Design Technology we will be learning about bread. Our next English unit is about writing warning tales and creating suspense. In Maths we will be learning about Shapes and Measures.

The amount of work we set and the speed of responses may vary over the half-term as we adapt to changes in the number of pupils able to attend, but we hope to continue to support home-learning with regular activities and feedback on Purple Mash. Please also continue to make the most of Times Table Rock Stars, Numbots, PIXL, Charanga and DyslexiaGold.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Berrill, Mrs Mickleburgh and Miss Burnford

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