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St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Our class teachers are:

3 Lime - Mrs Abram

3 Palm - Mr Brennan

 

Our support staff are:

 Mrs Karolia (SSA), Mrs Sidat (TA) & Miss Fizz (SSA) 

 

Learning from home

This page will be updated daily with tasks for your child to complete. Please ensure you check this page daily if your child is in 3 Lime or 3 Palm.

 

Time

Activity

9 am

Reading time

 

Reading home reading book with an adult

 

9:30 am

Log on to school website and check set activities for the day. Reply to any questions on the blog.

 

9:30 am – 10 am

Complete Literacy activities

 

10 am – 12 pm

Flexible Learning Time (Refer to the home learning schedule)

 

12 – 1 pm

Lunchtime break

 

1 – 1:30 pm

Complete Maths activities

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Flexible Learning Time (refer to home learning schedule)

 

2:30 pm

Reading for Pleasure

 

 

 enlightenedHELLO PARENTS & PUPILS! enlightened

You will now access all daily tasks through Showbie.

You were sent your personal username and password through the app or your teacher called home with the details.

Follow this link to get you to the Showbie page, where you can set up your personal account:

https://www.showbie.com/

You will need to log in and put your personal details in.

If you are having difficulties, send your teacher a message on the blog and they will be able to help you.

 heart Thank you so much, we know it is a strange and difficult time heart

 

All blogging passwords are all the same as you have been using over the last half term with the same username. Make sure you are typing in the passwords and usernames correctly. Contact the school and leave a message if you are struggling to logon - we will get back to you.

 

COMPETITION TIME

heart LET'S SUPPORT OUR NHS HEROES heart

 

Follow this link, which will take you to the competition page with all details on how to enter and all the resources you need. GOOD LUCK YEAR 3.

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/primary-schools/KS2-competition?dm_i=5EPN,6ZOD,1WDNXY,QSMP,1

 

Fancy a bit of a giggle?

Click on the link below to have a go at the 'Guess the Teacher' challenge.  Can you guess who the teachers are from their childhood pictures?  You have until the 28th May to guess them all and post your answers on the blog.  There are some tricky ones.  Can you spot me?  Good luck!! 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/st-stephens-blackburn/UploadedDocument/c068bf0f36d64074bb40f832d3572c0e/guess-the-teacher-competition-final.pd

 

Are you missing your teachers' singing?

Follow this link https://st-stephens-blackburn.primarysite.media/media/well-meet-again to watch a VE Day celebration sing song that all of the teachers took part in. Made especially for you and your families. Enjoy!

FRIDAY 22nd PE NOTES:

Follow the instructions on the cards. If we were at school we would be looking at athletics so here is a start to practicing your throwing and jumping skills.

Here are some video links that you can use which models the correct techniques and how you can do it in your home/garden:

In the box video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIIjhwCBTdA&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=9&t=0s

 

Standing Long jump video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc-y0H6VNLk&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=18&t=0s

 

Enjoy!

Home Learning Schedule

Welcome to the Summer Term

Whilst the summer term may look rather strange, we will endeavour to cover the objectives that would have been taught at school through our home learning activities - this is why it is so important that your child logs on daily. Below, outlines what topics we will be covering and also the BIG QUESTIONS that the children can aim to find the answer to:

 

ENGLISH -  Non-fiction and diary entries. We would be reading 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward and 'A child's Garden' by Michael Foreman. Other recommended reads are 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl.

 

MATHS - Fractions, Measurement - Time and Geometry - shape will be explored this term.

 

SCIENCE - Green Plants.  Why are plants green?  Why are there different sorts of plants and flowers?  What is the function of the different parts of a plant?  Why are plants important for our world? Are some of the BIG QUESTIONS we will explore this term. The objectives we will cover include: Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.  Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.  Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.  Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

GEOGRAPHY - Volcanoes. How do volcanoes affect the lives of people?  How are they created?  Where in the world are they?  Why?  Why do some countries not have volcanoes? These are the BIG questions that we will focus on. We will also produce a debate, the motion for this is: 'Should people be allowed to live near a volcano?' The objectives we will cover include: Describe how volcanoes are created.  Locate and name some of the world’s most famous volcanoes.  Describe how earthquakes are created.  Use an atlas by using the index to find places and use the correct geographical words to describe a place.

 

RE - Which rules should we follow? This fits perfectly with the current situation we are faced with. We will be linking this unit to the Bible story of Adam and Eve, Moses and the Ten Commandments. The BIG QUESTIONS include: How did Adam and Eve’s breaking of God’s rule lead to The Fall?  How did God want Moses to provide salvation for mankind with the Ten Commandments?  How do the Ten Commandments have an impact on every one’s lives – regardless of their religion?  Which new rules did Jesus share for humans to reach salvation? This unit allows for lots of reflection and consideration of our own lives, the value to bring to the world and how we have an impact on the world through the decisions and choices that we make.

May the force be with you!

Dates, news and information:

Swimming in 3 Lime will be every Thursday from September to February.

Swimming in 3 Palm will be every Thursday starting in February.

PE kits are expected to be in school weekly for PE sessions - please ensure no earrings are worn for PE sessions or swimming.

 

ELEs offered to your children:

ELEs are activities that are designed to enhance the learning in Year 3. They are unique opportunities that we offer to the children that will help them deepen their understanding and have fun whilst learning in a creative way.

Upcoming ELEs include:

  • Pop UK will visit to sing with the children, teach them new songs focussed on our values and perform for an evening concert;
  • Wednesday 9th October - One Goal resilience workshop. Tom and Ben from One Goal will explore how to build resilience through attitudes, behaviour, courage, determination, enthusiasm for learning and friendship.
  • Tuesday 12th November - Year 3 Egyptian Day. Claire Ollet, an Egyptologist from Blackburn will visit the children and explore mummies, Pharaohs and real-life Egyptian artefact.
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