Love, Live and Learn
Welcome to Year 3
Welcome back to all of you! Well done for all of your hard work during lockdown. You have worked amazingly hard and tried your absolute best with all tasks and learning.
We have just completed two weeks all about our History topic - 'The Bronze Age and the Iron Age'. Don't worry if you have missed some parts of your learning for this topic as we will have a recap of the most important parts before our next topic.
Our Science topic this half term is 'Forces and Magnets'.
Friday is our PE day for this half term - so you can wear your PE kit / tracksuit on this day.
For the first two weeks of this half term, we have been studying our new topic 'Where on Earth Are We?' in our Geography lessons.
We have found out lots of information about continents, oceans, how day and night occurs and how this affects time zones. We have also been learning about lines of latitude and what life is like on the polar and tropical regions.
Now we will be focussing on our Science topic of 'Plants'.
All of our work and learning is currently on Seesaw.
Each morning a checklist is posted so you can see exactly what you are expected to do that day. As you complete tasks, please tick them off on your checklist. I will also record and post a morning message and either a joke or a quiz question with the checklist. Be sure to check these out!
Sometimes you will be directed to watch a video; the link for this will be within the Seesaw activity. Once you have watched the video, return to the Seesaw page to complete the activity.
I will record messages and explanations on most tasks so wherever you see the play button please tap it to hear.
Other activities you will need to do include: -
Reading Plus / Reading Eggs (this will be on your checklist)
PIXL Times tables
PIXL Vocab app
Your child should have all of the log in details for these and details for how to access them are below. Any issues please contact me via Seesaw and I will do my best to help.
Mrs Carter - Year 3 teacher
To support home learning, we can utilise various online and offline platforms. Your teacher will set assignments and activities via Seesaw, Reading Plus, IXL, Pixl and CGP books.
Seesaw is the main point of contact for teachers setting and assessing children’s work at home. Seesaw works on every device type including Chromebooks, computers, iOS devices, Android devices as well as Kindle devices! Your child is familiar with using Seesaw in class on a regular basis.
How to download Seesaw
Android: Download Seesaw Class app
Chromebooks & Computers: Sign in on Seesaw Website (Chrome or Firefox)
Kindle Fire: Download Seesaw Class app
How to access your Seesaw class
Step 1: Open the Seesaw Class app on iOS or Android. Or go to app.seesaw.me on any computer in Chrome or Firefox browser.
Step 2: Choose I’m a Student
Step 3: Enter your home learning code. Your home learning code will be provided on a separate letter and must be kept safe. Never share you code with anyone.
Our school is using the Reading Plus program to help your child become a better reader. Reading Plus helps students develop the skills they need to be proficient readers and lifelong learners.
How to log in:
Step 1: Go to https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login.
Step 3: Enter Site Code: rpourla5
Step 4: Type Username and Password
Pixl Apps support children in developing basic numeracy and literacy skills in a fun and engaging way.
Times Tables App: https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/indextt.html
Vocab App: https://vocab.pixl.org.uk/
It is absolutely lovely to see so many of you back in class this September.
We have already settled down and are all excited to learn.
This term we will be studying all about Earthquakes and Volcanoes during our Geography topic weeks as well as Rocks and Soils in our Science lessons.
The Year 3 team is: -
Mrs Carter - class teacher
Miss Pert and Mrs Williams -TA's
Welcome back everyone, to the Summer Term.
It has been lovely to see so many of you completing your work on Seesaw and being able to keep in touch.
I love getting your messages, seeing your work and all of your photos! Keep them coming - that way we can keep in touch!
Sadly, our IXL free trial has come to an end and I am trying to start another free trial. As soon as I have set it up I will let you know through Seesaw what your new username and password will be.
Our first week back sees us completing work for Geography week. As usual I am very excited to teach our topic weeks and this week is no exception! Details of our Geography Topic week are below.
Every day, on Seesaw, you will have an English lesson, a Maths lesson and either a Science, RE, Geography (during Geography week), History (during History week), Art, Jigsaw, Computing or music lesson for you to complete. Please try and log on to Seesaw everyday (Monday to Friday) to keep up with your learning.
If you are having trouble logging onto Seesaw (everyone was given a unique code /QR code before school closed with your CGP book pack), ring school who will get a message to me and I'll send you your code as soon as I can.
In the mean time, you do have your CGP books you can work through. I would recommend just 2 pages a day of the Maths and the Grammar book (make sure you read the information box at the top of the page before you complete the work as this will help you.) and one comprehension (double page spread) each week. You also have Reading Plus, Sumdog, Pixl TT and Pixl Vocap you can go on every day.
In addition to this, I have given you (via Seesaw) a username and password you can use to go on Discovery Education. This is a fabulous tool you can use to add to your learning as there are videos, games, quizzes and activities you can complete for all areas of the curriculum.
As if all of this isn't enough to be getting on with, the BBC has launched its own home learning service! Link below.
You can log onto this anytime and complete any lessons you like! (I will be using some of these activities too).
Finally, don't forget that there are lots of fun things you can be doing at home which you don't realise helps with your learning!
Here are just a few ideas:-
(I'll keep adding ideas as I think of them, but if you have any you can share, message me on Seesaw and I'll add those too).
So, lots to be getting on with!
Please keep sending in your work and messaging me on Seesaw so I can see how you are all getting on.
I do miss you all but I hope you are having fun and enjoying the precious time you have with your family.
Keep looking on our school Facebook page for information updates, extra ideas and learning opportunities.
Keep in touch & see you all soon
This week, we are looking at the topic of the sea side.
Our topic title is 'Do you like to be beside the seaside?'
Each day on Seesaw there will be an activity linked to our topic for you to complete.
If you are struggling to get on Seesaw for any reason or you would like to do some extra work on the topic you can do the following.
Research our local beaches (e.g. Crosby, Southport, Formby etc). Using the research, you can create a poster, leaflet, booklet etc to present what you have found out.
You could then research another beach in a different location, e.g. Dorset / Cornwall / Devon and compare it to one of the previously researched beaches. How are they the same? How are they different?
You could draw pictures / copy and paste photos / draw maps … anything!
Most of all, enjoy and have fun finding out all about the many different beaches and seaside locations around our beautiful country.