Spring Holiday

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for participating so well with our online provision so far, we have loved seeing the amazing work your children have been sending us.  

For your information, over half term (next week), teachers will be spending their time with their families and therefore will take a break from updating and checking the blogs and setting work on MyMaths, but after the break this will resume.

I hope you and your children have an enjoyable half term and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mr Fairclough

Good Morning 3T

Hello 3T,

Hope you are all well and have had a lovely week.

First things first… watch this… I hope it makes you smile

Isn’t it lovely to see everybody?  We are all missing all of you and each other.  A huge thank you needs to go to Ms Somerville for making this wonderful video and enabling us to see each other and for making us smile!

Thank you for completing the activities from Week 4. I really enjoyed reading your comments and looking at all the wonderful work that you emailed to me. Every Friday I will upload a Gallery of Work post to show you all the fantastic work that has be done. Also check out the Amazing Learning page at the top to see some examples of other learning that you have been doing at home.

I have also created a 3T News page for exciting news from your classmates.

Weekly Tasks Reminder

Each week we will update the blog with 3 posts: one with times tables for the week, one with spellings to learn and one with a project to do, so remember to scroll through to see them all! Under the last post there will also be the Virtual School Games post where a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from your living room or garden.

We will colour code our posts:

  • Pink means you have a something to comment about – make sure you comment about the right thing on the right post (for example, any comment about times tables needs to be on the times tables post).
  • Purple means there is a task for you to do. We have a new class email address so that you can send in your work and we can share it on the blog.  It is:  3T@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk  I will check this at least once a day, so get sharing!  Don’t worry if you aren’t able to email – just make sure you keep hold of your work, because when we return to school we will have a massive show and tell session!

Right let’s go… Now check out the posts below…

Times Tables

Week Five Times Tables

11 x table

Your challenge is to learn them over the week, try mixing them up though, so you don’t just learn them in order.

Some ideas of how to to do this are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you.

If you think of any inventive ways, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!

Remember speed is key, so the idea is to keep getting faster.

Remember you can also use, ‘Hit the Button’ on the Topmarks website.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Extension: Can you work out the related facts? (11 x 4 = 44 / 4 x 11 = 44 /44 ÷ 11 = 4 / 44 ÷ 4 = 11)

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

Spellings

Week Five Spellings

Phase 2

(Mrs Richards)

Phase 3

(Miss Brooker & Mrs Larmour)

Phase 5

(Mrs Poore)

Spelling Group

(Miss Lade & Miss Timperley)

h

had

him

his

hot

hut

hop

 

or

for

fork

corn

storm

sport

story

o-e

bone

home

alone

those

woke

note

Homophones and Near Homophones  

grate

great

grown

groan

plain

plane

peace

piece

rain

reign

You know of lots of ways to learn your spellings – you can chose any of the ways we do at school – pyramids, dice game, writing on backs, rainbow words or across and down.

Again, if you think of an inventive, fun way to practice – comment at the bottom of this post to share with us.

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and then, if you want to, you can comment below to let us know how you got on.

Week 5 Project

Task 1

The Romans

We have now reached the end of our Roman Topic so this will be our final Roman piece of work. This week we wanted to give you a choice of activities to do. Please complete as many as you wish.

Activity 1 – Roman Mosaics

Please read the information about mosaics and find out five more of your own facts. Then, design and draw your own mosaic pattern or picture. You could even cut out some collage materials for your own tesserae to use to help you create your design.

Roman Mosaics Home Learning Task

 Activity 2 – Roman Villa

Make a model Roman Villa with under-floor heating.

The richest Romans lived in fine houses which we know as ‘villas’. Just like today, the owners liked to make their houses look special, building them to fit their needs and to show off their wealth. Use the simple floor plan and illustration as the basis for your villa. But remember that you can vary the design depending on what sized boxes you have and to make the villa your own, just like the Romans did.

Roman Villas

Activity 3 – Roman Leaflet / Poster

Using the information below and any prior knowledge, please create an information leaflet or poster all about the Romans.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-romans-index/zvgk47h

 

Task 2

Time Capsule 

As a class, we are going to create a time capsule for you to open at the end of Year 6. Over the next few week Task 2 will be about creating pieces that will go in the time capsule. 

Interview your Household 

This piece is called ‘Interview your Household’. I would like you to interview a parent / carer about life in lockdown.

You may wish to use the example below as a structure to help you or create your own.

Task 3 (Optional – Set by Mrs Ford)

‘Who managed to make butter last week? Well done to all those scientists who did! If not head on back to last week’s Science Blog and see how!

This week we will be investigating something very different! We will be looking at Rocks!

https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/rocks/

As before, the video offers you three options; planning, recording and evaluating. Our focus is the third but if you want to practise your planning and recording skills to that would be amazing!

I would love to see the before and after shots of your rocks!’

Task 4

This one is just a reminder about MyMaths, Topmarks and other websites you can use for your home learning. It is also important to get some exercise, you could have a look online at cosmic kids and have a go at some yoga, follow Joe Wicks at 9am each morning.  Finally, a reminder to keep reading. I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading at home too.

Keep being hard-working and show kindness and resilience.

Missing you all,

Miss Timperley

Remember to keep scrolling down for the Virtual Schools Games Challenge.

Virtual School Games

This week’s sport is…Gym and Fitness

This week’s Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games sport is a hybrid of gymnastics and fitness, with challenges to test your balance, strength and skill repetition. Complete all four challenges and log your top scores. There are some suggested adaptations below, along with some coaching tips.

Practice and improve, and log your best scores on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk by midday 12pm on Friday 22 May. Good luck!

Specsavers-Virtual-Sussex-School-Games-2020-Gym-Fitness

 

 

Good Morning 3T

Hello 3T,

Hope you are all well and have had a lovely week.

Thank you for completing the activities from Week 3. I really enjoyed reading your comments and looking at all the wonderful work that you emailed to me. Every Friday I will upload a Gallery of Work post to show you all the fantastic work that has be done. Also check out the Amazing Learning page at the top to see some examples of other learning that you have been doing at home.

I have also created a 3T News page for exciting news from your classmates. Check out the exciting news from C.P.

Weekly Tasks Reminder

Each week we will update the blog with 3 posts: one with times tables for the week, one with spellings to learn and one with a project to do, so remember to scroll through to see them all! Under the last post there will also be the Virtual School Games post where a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from your living room or garden.

We will colour code our posts:

  • Pink means you have a something to comment about – make sure you comment about the right thing on the right post (for example, any comment about times tables needs to be on the times tables post).
  • Purple means there is a task for you to do. We have a new class email address so that you can send in your work and we can share it on the blog.  It is:  3T@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk  I will check this at least once a day, so get sharing!  Don’t worry if you aren’t able to email – just make sure you keep hold of your work, because when we return to school we will have a massive show and tell session!

Right let’s go… Now check out the posts below…

Times Tables

Week Four Times Tables

8 x table

Your challenge is to learn them over the week, try mixing them up though, so you don’t just learn them in order.

Some ideas of how to to do this are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you.

If you think of any inventive ways, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!

Remember speed is key, so the idea is to keep getting faster.

Remember you can also use, ‘Hit the Button’ on the Topmarks website.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Extension: Can you work out the related facts? (8 x 4 = 32 / 4 x 8 = 32 / 32 ÷ 8 = 4 / 32 ÷ 4 = 8)

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!