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Class Teacher: Mr Mercer

Teaching Assistant: Mr Skirkowski (shared with Class 6)
 

Italian Lessons

Our Italian Teacher, Miss Marinello, has very kindly put together on line units so the children can continue their Italian Studies!

Please click on the link here to find on-line units for Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6!

 

13th July

Dear Class 3,

I hope that you are well and that you managed to keep up with the learning which I have set each week. Although we didn’t have much time together I will miss all of you and look forward to seeing you in September. I will be sending some Summer Holiday home learning, so please check the Home Learning tab on the website over the next few days.

Please keep up with your learning, especially reading every day and learning your times tables.

Take care

Mr Mercer

English

This week follows a similar set of activities to last week, with all of the learning on the presentation below.

  • There are 5 activities,  but you can choose which one you want to do each day.
  • Make sure that you read the instruction well before starting.
  • Class 3 Writing Activities

Spellings

  • Your spellings for this week are on the final page of the presentation above.
  • Make sure that you know what each of the spellings mean and then write a sentence for each word (to show that you understand what it means).
  • Make sure you get someone at home to test you on your spellings.

Maths

  • This week follows a similar set of activities to last week, with all of the learning on the presentation below.
  • There are 5 activities,  but you can choose which one you want to do each day.
  • Class 3 Maths Activities

Times Tables

Topic – Science

This week you have some activities to complete on the subjects of ‘Friction’ and ‘Skeletons and Muscles’.  Check out the BBC links below and then try the activities.

Computing

This week you will be working on Purple Mash. You will be designing your own 3D maze.

PE

  • If you have any sort of ball at home practise bouncing and catching it. This week try bouncing the ball off a wall.
  • See how many times you can bounce and catch it in one minute and write down how many catches you did.
  • Now try and beat it.
  • Can you catch it more next time?
  • Keep practising and keeping writing down how many catches you can do.
  • Spend 20 minutes every day and see what your best score is.

 

6th July

English

This week you have 5 writing tasks to complete. One to do each day. 

  • Day 1 – Descriptive writing
  • Day 2 – Predicting what will happen next
  • Day 3 – Character description
  • Day 4 – Asking questions (includes a challenge activity for you all)
  • Day 5 – Settings

The presentation below gives you ideas for each day. You should spend about 45 minutes to an hour for each activity.

Spellings

  • Your spellings for this week are on the final page of the presentation above.
  • Make sure that you know what each of the spellings mean and then write a sentence for each word (to show that you understand what it means).
  • Make sure you get someone at home to test you on your spellings.

Maths

Times Tables

Topic

 

RE

  • St Paul wrote a letter to the the Thessalonians about being a friend and helping others.
  • Read the short story on the presentation below and answer the questions.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5_12-18

 

  • What do you think is the most important thing Paul tells the people to be?
  • What does he tell them to do?
  • What special gifts has God given you to share with your friends?
  • What gift do you think you have to pray for?

Computing

Your task this week is to have go at writing some clear and specific instructions to guide your teacher to do a simple task (e.g. brush teeth, make the bed, prepare a bowl of cereal for breakfast or even ride a bike correctly).

  • Think very carefully about each instruction, you may want to talk about them with an adult at home first to check that they make sense. 
  • Below is an example on YouTube of a child giving their teacher clear instructions of how to make a jam sandwich.

(Please check with an adult before using the link below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBEFaVHllE

PE

Something different for this week.

  • If you have any sort of ball at home practise bouncing and catching it.
  • See how many times you can bounce and catch it in one minute and write down how many catches you did.
  • Now try and beat it.
  • Can you catch it more next time?
  • Keep practising and keeping writing down how many catches you can do.
  • Spend 20 minutes every day and see what your best score is.

 

29th June

English

Writing Instructions and Explanation Texts.

This week’s English activities are linked to out topic on Light and Shadows. Before you can do your English you need to watch the presentation and do the experiment under the Topic subheading.

Read and follow the ideas in the presentation below. Write instructions for someone to carry out the same experiment that you carried out. Give them you instructions. Were they able to follow the written instructions to to the science experiment?

Now you are going to write about what you did to carry out your experiment. This is called Information or Explanation Text writing. Read and follow the presentation below are check the word mat for useful vocabulary. Now write your own explanation text about what you did in your science experiment. You can use the cartoon strip activity to help you.

Spellings – the words on the Word Mat above are your spellings for this week. Make sure that you use as many of them as possible when you are writing your information/explanation text.

Maths

  • Angles – follow week 9 of summer Term
  • Watch the teaching video and complete the activities. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
  • Please, please please, make sure you keep up with learning and using your times tables.
  • YOU NEED THESE! – ​https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

Topic

Watch the presentation Changing Shadows. All of the instructions you need are in the Power Point and there are ideas to help you. Use the sunlight as your light source if you don’t have a torch.

 

RE

Watch the presentation below on The Sacrament of Reconciliation and answers the questions.

  • Why do you think this Sacrament is called Reconciliation?
  • What you think that means?
  • Why is reconciliation important for everyone?
  • What kind of things do you think the priest might say to the penitent?
  • How do you think the person feels when they hear the words of forgiveness?
  • What kind of things might a person do to make up for their sins?

Computing – Coding

  • Here’s something else you should be able to try at home.
  • You can use a smart phone, PC, laptop or tablet and it should work.
  • Remember that all computers use ‘coding’ so that they know what to do.
  • The only difference with this exercise is that you have to tell the computer what to do.
  • Click the link below; watch the video and then click ‘run’.
  • https://studio.code.org/hoc/1

PE

 

22nd June

English

Read the story on the link below and answer the questions.

Spellings

  • This week practice your handwriting while learning your spellings.
  • Make sure that you are joining your writing as this makes it easier to learn the spellings.
  • If you are unsure of what any of the words mean, look them up in a dictionary.
  • Use each of the words from the spellings list and try writing a sentence, which includes the spelling.
  • Spellings

Maths

  • Fractions (continued)– follow week 8 (Summer Term)
  • Watch the teaching video and complete the activities. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
  • Please, please please, make sure you keep up with learning and using your times tables.
  • YOU NEED THESE! – ​https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

 

RE – Luke 15:11-32

  • Read the story of the Prodigal Son and answer the questions.
  • Prodigal Son Story
  • What did the younger son choose to do with his money?
  • What were the consequences of his choices?
  • What do you think it means in the story when it says: ‘he came to his senses’?
  • What did he plan to say to his father?
  • What words did he use that meant he had done wrong?
  • What does the story tell us about the father?
  • Who is the father like?

Topic (Science)

  • Continuing with our learning about light, you are going to have a go at another easy-to-do-at-home experiment.
  • Watch the presentation, which has instructions on how to do the investigation. you should have everything you need at home.
  • Have a go and see what you find out. Good luck!
  • Presentation Sun Safety

DT – Design Technology

  • Making learning links with science is common in DT.
  • Have go at designing your own sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.
  • Use the ideas in the activity sheet below, or search the Internet to help you.
  • Activity Sheet Sun Safety Advert

Computing – Coding

  • Here’s something you should be able to try at home.
  • You can use a smart phone, PC, laptop or tablet and it should work.
  • Remember that all computers use ‘coding’ so that they know what to do.
  • The only difference with this exercise is that you have to tell the computer what to do.
  • Click the link below; watch the video and then click ‘run’.
  • https://studio.code.org/hoc/1

PE

   

15th June

English
All of this week’s learning can be found in the presentation below.

  • The theme of the learning is linked to light and shadows and you will be learning about different styles of poetry.
  • Light Poetry Presentation

Spellings

  • Words starting with ‘circle’. Make sure you learn how to spell the words in the wordsearch.
  • Spellings15June2020

Maths

Fractions– follow week 7 (Summer Term)

  • Watch the teaching video and complete the activities.
  • https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
  • Make sure you keep up with learning and using your times tables.
  • YOU NEED THESE! – ​https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

Topic (Science)

We are continuing with our learning about light. This week you have some practical experiments and games to do.

All you need is a mirror.

 

ICT

RE

  • What did you find out about light in other religions?
  • The theme of our learning over the next few weeks is ‘Choices’
  • Read the Bible extract in the presentation below and answer the questions on page 3 pf the Power Point.
  • Matthew 21_28-31

PE

  

8th June

English/Topic

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about light.
  • This includes learning about how people have used light in the past
  • people who invented lamps and lights
  • natural and artificial light.
 
In English your task will be to research the history of lamps and lighting and write your own chronological report. This report should start with the earliest inventions of lamps and lights and end with the most modern versions.
 

Spellings

  • These are on the Light and Shadows activity sheet below.
  • Make sure that you learn how to spell them and that you know what they mean.
  • Do the first comprehension on the activity sheet below
  • Thomas Edison Comprehension
 

Maths

Decimals– follow week 1. 

Topic

Use the presentation below to find out some really useful information about light and shadows.

Now, try the activity below.

  • The missing words are all linked to light and shadows.
  • If you get stuck go back to the presentation or use the Internet to look up the vocabulary.
  • Remember that the words are the new technical vocabulary which you need to know.
  • You should also learn to spell these words.
  • Light and Shadows Presentation

ICT

 

RE

  • What does light mean to you?

Think about the significance of light in everyday life 

  • Why do we have lights in our houses?
  • Why do we have lights in the streets?
  • How do you feel:
  • 1) in the dark
  • 2) in the light?
  • Why are some people afraid of the dark?

Lights can also be used for celebrations e.g. at Christmas time, at Divali, and for parties.

Remember Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, who were familiar and well-known nurses, and were usually pictured holding lamps.​

  • Do some research to find out how light is used in religions, other than Christianity.
  • Think about how Hindus use light to celebrate Diwali and how Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah. 

PE

  • Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions by clicking here at 9am each day!

 

Work for Week of 1st June

English

Characters in stories – read the following description:
Wanda

Wanda, a wicked and selfish witch, was plotting a plan as usual. She cackled and sang (although very badly) as she stirred her cauldron. Her flaming, orange hair tangled and brittle like her mop. Dark black lipstick covered her lips and half of her teeth. Her ragged dress was filthy with ash from her dusty cauldron. Wanda was extremely rude and hated almost everyone.

 

Maths

Fractions – follow week 5. 

Topic

RE

Ascension Day

 Science

Watch the video below about flowers and do the activity:

 

PE

  • Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions by clicking here at 9am each day!

 

Simple ICT Safety 15 minute activities to do with your child

Click on the links below for each activity pack. Every link contains two 15-minute activities to do with a child:

Work for Week of 18th May

Thanks to Thimo, France, Lourds for sending their learning. More please!

English – Settings

Read this setting called ‘The Tree House’​

Many moons ago, an enchanting and fascinating palace stood amongst a sea of trees. It was spectacular.  Like a snake shedding its skin, the silver, crumbling bark flaked from its exterior. Branches and twigs had been manipulated to form a grand staircase with a vast amount of authentic looking rooms.  Although this fortress was inhabited by a fearless Queen, she was no match for what roamed in the woodland.

  • Make a list of adjectives (noun descriptions). 
  • Make a list of ‘wow’ verbs (action or doing words).
  • See if you can find any similes.
  • What do you notice about the sentence openers?

The presentation below has all of the learning and activities for this week – good luck!

Maths

Multiplying and Dividing – follow week 4. Watch the teaching video and complete the activities.

Design Technology

How did you get on with your new bridge making?
  • Send your photos to admin@stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk for the home learning gallery on the website
  • Write an evaluation describing how you got on.
  • What did you find out?
  • What were the best materials for bridge building?
  • Were you successful? Yes or no?
  • If you were successful explain why; if not, try to think about why not and explain.
 

RE

Pentecost (continued) – Read the presentation below and do the activities.

 

Topic – World Climate

Climate is the average measurements of temperature, wind, snow, and rain in a place over years.
 

PE

Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions by clicking here at 9am each day!

 

Work for Week of 11th May

English/Topic

The Water Cycle (proper name is the hydrological cycle)
  • Watch the video (you can pause it and take some notes): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8qtfg8
  • What did you find out?
  • Write an explanation.
  • Make sure that you describe everything.
  • Read your explanation to a family member.
  • Did they understand?
  • You might need to use some illustrations (diagrams with captions) to help.
  • Use the link below to help you to write an explanation:

Maths

Money – converting pounds to pence, adding and subtracting
 

VE Day (Victory in Europe)

Watch the video about VE Day. It has been 75 years since the end of the second World War and this Friday is a national holiday. What can you find out about how people in London celebrated the end of the war in the year 1945? Lots of people have compared life during World War 2 to life today during coronavirus lockdown. Try to find out why.
You could also have a go at some of the activities on this page (don’t forget to look at the KS1 & KS2 activities):
 

RE

Pentecost – what is Pentecost? Why is Pentecost important in the Roman Catholic Church? 
What can you find out? Why is the Holy Spirit important to Christians?
 

Design Technology

Now that you have tried making a paper bridge (thanks Nonso and Thimo for your photos) it’s time to try to make a bridge out of other materials. You should have discovered that triangles make strong structures.
  • Use anything you can find at home to design and make your bridge – make sure you ask an adult first before sticking something valuable.
  • Collect the objects first and then draw your design.
  • Then, try making your bridge.
  • Don’t forget to take some photos and send them to admin@stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk.
  • Good luck!

PE

  • Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions by clicking here at 9am each day!

 

5th May 2020

ICT Safety Homework Pack

Reward Chart

Home activity pack 1

Home activity pack 2

Home activity pack 3

Home activity pack 4

Work for Week of 4th May

Well done Thimo! You are the Learner of the Week! Congratulations!

English

Following last week’s home learning using the poem The River we will be continuing our study on poetry.
Take a look at the link below, which shows the poem Daddy Fell into the Pond, by Alfred Noyes and answer the questions:
1.   How would you describe the day before Daddy feel into the pond? Be sure to use your own words!
2.   Who took a picture of Dad?
3.   Why was the gardener shaking so much?
4.   What is ‘click’ the sound of?
5.   What is the connection between the weather and people’s mood in the first few lines?
6.   The poem says that the gardener “doubled up”. What does this mean and why was he doing it?
7.   Do you like this poem? Explain your view!
8.   How might the father tell this story? Do you think he would have thought it was so funny? Write about the events in the poem from the point of view of the Father.
9.   Try writing the poem as a story, written in the first person. Here’s an example of how you could start:
I could hear everyone’s voices. All of them muttering and grumbling about the bad weather and how boring it was and that there was nothing to do ……………………………
10.  Draw an illustration (picture) for the poem.
 

Maths

Just before the school closed we were learning about fractions. .

RE

Read the story and imagine that you are newspaper reporter. Write a report for the local newspaper about Thomas.

DT

How did you get on with your paper bridge making? I didn’t see any photos sent for the school website.
Write an evaluation describing how you got on. What did you find out? What was the best shape for bridge building? Were you successful? Yes or no? If you were successful explain why; if not, try to think about why not and explain.
 

Topic

Light pollution – what is light pollution? See if you can find out and write a short description.
Make sure that you write this in your own words – don’t just copy it from the Internet.
  • If you find any good websites send them to: admin@stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk with “Yr 3 Light Website

PE

  • Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions by clicking here at 9am each day!

 

Work for Week of 27th April

English

Use the following website and read the poem called The River by Valerie Bloom. On the website you can also listen to the poem being read by Valerie Bloom:

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/the-river/

Remember when we learnt about similes; the cloud was like cotton wool; the twisted and turned like a snake; his jumper was as blue as the sky……….

This poem uses what is known as metaphors: the river’s a monster; the river’s a singer……….. We know that the river cannot be a monster, or a singer, but Valerie Bloom uses this way of describing a river. Each verse (or stanza) is 4 lines long and follows the same pattern. Your job is to write your own version of the poem, but your poem is going to be about the River Thames. I have written the first stanza (verse) for you. Have a go and write 3 or 4 more verses.

The Thames is a lizard,

As he crawls along.

Through valleys and country,

Flicking out his tongue.

When you have finished writing your poem you could have a go at decorating it in an imaginative way. Take a photo and post it on the school website, by sending it to: admin@stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk

Maths

Let’s do some practical learning this week. We are going to think about 3D shapes. Before you start, make a list of all the 3D shapes that you can remember. I’ll get you started; cube; sphere ……….

Once you’ve made your list it’s time to do a 3D shape hunt. The best place to look is in the kitchen. Make a list of the objects you find, for example, cereal box – cuboid. How many can you find?

Now watch the video on this website and fill in the worksheet below.

 

RE

How did you get on with naming the people in The Last Supper drawing? Here’s the answer:

http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-paintings/last-supper-leonardo-davinci.htm

This week we are learning about how Jesus appears to the Disciples. In the Bible in the Gospels of Luke and John it tells us about this. Divide your page into 6 and draw pictures to show how Jesus appeared to his Disciples and then write a sentence or two for each picture. Here’s the words from Luke 24 v 36-49:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+24%3A36-49&version=NIV

Design Technology

Last week in Art you drew Tower Bridge. This week you are going to design your own bridge. The only thing you can use is paper. Watch the video below for the instructions and have a go. Once you’ve finished take some photos and send them to admin@stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqYGVW2Eu6Y

PE

Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions:

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 

Work for Week of 20th April

English/Geography

Use the following website:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/riverthames/facts.htm

Use the website to find out as much information as you can about The River Thames. Try making a fact sheet including:

The source (where the river begins)

The mouth (where the river enters the sea)

Length

Width

Towns and villages the river flows through

Famous or well known bridges

Other rivers that flow into the River Thames

Any other interesting facts about the river

Now use the facts that you have found to write a report. This video from the BBC will help you to organise your report:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-non-chronological-report/zvbtscw

Make sure that you add in some diagrams and add captions.

Maths

What is area and perimeter? When would we use these words? Take a look at the video link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks2-understanding-area-and-perimeter/zb87t39

Now try these:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=area+and+perimeter

You might need a pencil and paper to work out some of the answers.

Remember that for a square or rectangle:

Area = length and width

Perimeter = the distance (or length) around the outside of the shape

RE

See if you can find an image of The Last Supper (just before Jesus was crucified). Try to find the names of all of the people in the picture. Have a go at drawing the picture and writing the names of everyone.

Now watch the video below and write your own version of The Last Supper:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrfgkqt

Art

You are going to attempt to draw one of the bridges over the River Thames. Of course the most famous bridge is called Tower Bridge. Take a look at the video clip and have a go. It would be best to use an ordinary pencil (unless you have any art pencils):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdsb9j6

Music

Use the video clip below. This video shows the journey from the source to the mouth of The River Thames. The video uses music to accompany it. See if you can describe how the different music helps to show different parts of the river. Close your eyes and see if you can write words to describe the music eg is it peaceful, or tranquil; or is it angry or cross. See if you can come up with your own descriptive words (adjectives)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-znrVgVyck

PE

Catch up with Joe Wicks’ daily sessions:

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 ICT Safety Work

 

9th April 2020

 2nd April 2020

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCob4tkfOSXy6yav9Y54SKIQ

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Interactive Maths – click the Year 3 tab

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources
Maths for lovers of Maths

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/
Home Learning – Maths and English

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Free Books to read

https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
Free audio books

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/
Fun Interactive History

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Fun Interactive Geography

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Computing

https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/
Mindfulness

 

30th March 2020

KS2 Writing

KS2 Creative Writing

KS2 Daily Maths Workout

KS2 Fractions Lesson

KS2 Converting Units of Measure (practical task and worksheets)

 

ICT Work

thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-1

Mr Chown’s KS2 YouTube Channel