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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

 

Sapphire Class

Welcome to Sapphire Class! We are a class of Year 3 pupils. Our teacher is Miss Male and Mrs Purchase is the teaching assistant in our class.

Class email address: sapphire@puritonprimaryschool.org.uk

 

Useful Information

Click here to open Sapphire Class routines 2021-2022 

Click here to view the Curriculum Map

Helpful Resources

Click on the links in the table to open the help sheets/websites:

Writing Reading Maths Other

Bug Club:

Online games:

Keeping active:

Each of the burgundy headings below have drop down functions.
All you need to do is click on the heading you are interested in finding out more about and voila the contents will appear beneath!

Information for New Parents of Sapphire Class 2021-2022

Hello!
Welcome to Sapphire Class!

I loved meeting with your children on the move up day! We had great fun getting to know each other, designing gems for our cloakroom display and playing Down in the Jungle. It's such a shame I cannot meet you in person yet so here is a 10mins-ish video for you so you can find out more about life in Year 3. Feel free to scroll through this class page to see what the current Year 3s have been doing this year!

Miss Male

 

Autumn Term Updates 2021-2022

Week beginning 04/10/21

This week we have been learning about mosaics and how the pieces fit together. A few of us aspired to make our mosaics particularly difficult and challenging!

We have enjoyed reading about how to make a treasure map. We then had to show our understanding of the text by following the instructions to carefully make a treasure map of our own!

 

September 2021

Sapphire Class have settled brilliantly into Year 3.

We have been doing lots of revision of the key skills from Year 2 to make sure we can apply our skills to our new learning of Year 3! We've enjoyed lots of learning outside the classroom which involves hunting for maths questions to answer on the field and working out spelling words from muddled letters!

We are enjoying DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) reading our class book called There's A Viking In My Bed by Jeremy Strong and have had some great discussions about the content.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Wow start to their new topic where they created miniature houses out of cereal boxes and natural materials and laid them out like a village. During lunchtime, the settlement was invaded and the invaders had left some clues! After some investigating, we learned it was the Romans, followed by the Anglo-Saxons and then the Vikings!

We've been writing Kenning poetry and learning about 3 digit numbers and their place value in English and Maths. In Science, we have been investigating magnets and their force.

 

Celebrating Sapphire Learning 2020-2021

Message from Mrs KB: "Amazing collection of work – well done Sapphire Class!"

Wordsearches

Some children have chosen to make their own wordsearches using the Year 1/2 words or Year 3/4 words to practise their spellings. Would you like to have a go? Click on the person's name to open their wordsearch.

Dulcie Victoria Chloe R Libbie Mrs Rowland Harry
Chloe H Cristal Miss Male

Self-Portraits

This year, Sapphire Class have been learning the different skills for how to draw facial features using a handwriting or sketching pencil. Have a look at our gallery! Can you guess who is who?
(If it shows 'Fatal Error' below, refresh the page and the portraits should appear. If it doesn't, click here to open a pdf version of the self-portrait gallery.)

slideshow_{sapphire_self_portraits}_folder

Poetry Writing

During our Spring Term science topic, Sapphire Class have been learning all about sound. They've learned about how sound travels, pitch and volume. After having explored a poem written by Roger McGough, they then wrote their own versions!

Click here to open an incredible poetry e-book!

Performance Poetry

After having written their own poetry, Sapphire Class then learned about performance poetry and evaluated different performances. Next, they learned all the skills of performance poetry, including articulation, pace, pauses, expression, actions, props and more, to create their own performances! See below to see! We are all so proud of how confident and resilient everyone has been.

 

Charlie

Chloe H

 

Chloe R

 

Darcie

 

Dulcie

 

Elliott

Harry  

Laila

Lexi 

 

Libbie

 

Lily

Joseph

Maliah

Megan S

Megan W

Oscar

Reuben

Skyla

Victoria

 

 

Sapphire Class Updates from 2020-2021

Swimming 2021

Click here to open a letter about swimming lessons for the Summer Term.

Please return the slip back to school as soon as possible.

Summer Term: Weekly Updates

Week beginning 12/07/21
This week in English we have been creating a persuasive poster or leaflet to persuade others to go for swimming lessons. We had to include why learning to swim is so important as well as water safety.

In maths, we have been exploring 2D shapes and identifying properties such as the types of lines, angles and number of sides.

In geography, we have been learning about deposition, transportation and erosion for how rivers change. We enjoyed doing this outside and using our rivers in a bottle to show this.

We really enjoyed performing the songs for the KS2 play. Thank you Mrs Madge for organizing everything and we can’t wait to see the video when it’s ready to be shared!

 

Week beginning 28/06/21
This week in Sapphire Class we have been working hard to finish our Wind in the Willows inspired stories. We have now create a class story book for children to read in DEAR time.

In maths, we have been learning about position and direction. We have been giving and following directions with each other using mathematical vocabulary.

We have enjoyed practising for our sports day activities next week and we really enjoyed cheering on everyone in the sprints. Everyone was very resilient.

We have also enjoyed explaining and evaluating our favourite toys and games and created a book to put in the time capsule. We even predicted some inventions for games and toys of the future!

 

Week beginning 21/06/21
This week we have been enjoying singing more of the songs for the KS2 play! Miss Male has been impressed with how quickly we are learning the timings and the tunes.

We have been trying really hard with our handwriting this week and have begun publishing our Wind in the Willows inspired stories - something else Miss Male is extremely impressed with! We are going to photocopy them all and create a class story book!

We have also been artists this week. We have had to be very resilient when learning the technique Claude Monet uses with pastels and we have been sketching out what we would like our mixed media art piece to look like.

 

Week beginning 14/06/21
This week we have been showing Miss Male what we have learned and how we use different methods for working out.

We have been practising our spellings and times tables as well as quick number facts and building our reading stamina.

In art, we have been learning how to use water colours to create a wash and also how to create different shades of the same colour by using different amounts of water with the paint.

 

Week beginning 07/06/21
This week we have been writing stories inspired by the Wind in the Willows. Before half term, we made a story plan and this week we have been using it and improving it to write stories and then edit them. We've really enjoyed this.

In maths, we have been learning how to tell the time to the nearest minute. Some of us found this tricky and others are quite good at it so they became experts and helped those who were struggling.

In geography, we each made a river in a bottle. We had to think carefully about what could go inside the bottle to show as a riverbed. We then predicted what we thought would happen if the bottle was shaken or moved and discussed how this was similar to real life rivers.

 

Week beginning 10/05/21
This week in Maths we have been learning about tenths as decimals. We noticed that our books on the bookshelves are labelled with tenths as decimals.

In English, we have been impressing Miss Male with our descriptive writing by using different writing skills for a setting description of the river side and a character description of Mole from the wind in the willows which is our class book.

In RE we have been learning about how Muslims prepare for prayer.

 In geography we have been learning how to identify rivers on a map by using an atlas to help us label rivers on a world map.

 

Week beginning 03/05/21
This week in Sapphire Class we have been learning about how fractions work. We have been learning how to make a whole and how to work out fractions of amounts. We have found it tricky to remember the numerator and the denominator so we practised using oranges and bananas which has really helped.

In English we have been working on our non-chronological reports. They are really beginning to come together! We have been using our ICT skills to help us.

 

Week beginning 26/04/21
This week in Sapphire Class we have been learning about halves, quarters and thirds in maths.

In English we have been using the different sentence types to build up our skills to use for our non-chronological reports. We have been using the Winbooks to plan what we would like our non-chronological reports to look like.

In Music we have been learning how to keep time and play the glockenspiel to the beat of the music. We found this tricky at first but we enjoyed it.

We had our first swimming lesson yesterday. Some of us were nervous to begin with but by the end of the lesson everyone was enjoying themselves. We are looking forward to next week’s lesson already!

 

Week beginning 19/04/21
This week in Sapphire class we have enjoyed learning about rivers for our new topic.

On Wednesday we had our wow day where we had a go at problem solving, researching, collage, team building, exploring and creating!

In Geography we have learned about the key features of how a river is formed.

In English we have begun our learning experience about non-chronological reports and in Maths we have begun learning about fractions with a focus on equal and unequal groups.

 

Spring Term: Weekly Updates

Week beginning 22/03/21
This week in Sapphire Class begun writing a story which will include all the skills we’ve been learning this term.

In Maths, we’ve been learning how to add and subtract lengths using m, cm and mm.

In Science we have been investigating how different materials affect how clear a shadow is.

In RE we have been learning about the 10 commandments and Passover.

 

Week beginning 15/03/21
This week in Sapphire Class we have been learning about how to measure to the nearest millimetre. Some of us found this quick tricky as the lines are so tiny on the ruler! They have also been learning to convert between cm and mm and write their own clues to figuring out hidden measurements too.

On Monday, Sapphire Class received a letter from Miss Male about what it's like now we have everyone back in school and the children had to respond with how they're feeling, what they're enjoying, what they are finding difficult and what they are looking forward to. They were even lucky enough to get another response! The children have also been learning about how to use inverted commas.

In science, we have learned about what transparent, translucent and opaque means and explored the classroom using a torch to see what we could find!

 

Week beginning 08/03/21
It has been wonderful to welcome back Sapphire Class to school! They have had great fun spending time with their friends, recapping the key skills learned while at home and getting back into the swing of school life.

PE will continue to be on Mondays and Fridays this half term.

 

 

 

Spring Term 2: Home Learning

Spring Term 2: Week 2

  

 

Sapphire Class current TT Rock Stars on the Top 50 Leader Board (as of 7pm Thursday):
Megan W 19th
Finley W 26th
Elliott B 42nd
Laila P 43rd
Chloe H 44th

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT! LOOK HOW CLOSE IT IS!

Friday 5th March 2021
WAHOO! WE MADE IT! TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF HOME LEARNING! YAY! :D
I can't wait to see you all on Monday! Don't forget our Teams meeting today at 11am too! Please read today's daily plan really carefully before deciding which activities to have a go at. Enjoy!

Click here to open today's daily plan

 

Thursday 4th March 2021
Welcome to World Book Day! I do love World Book Day! I had so many different ideas for learning which I'd have loved to share with you but there was just too many! Be sure to look through the whole daily plan today before you decide which activities take your fancy. Enjoy!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

We have created a special video for you all today to celebrate World Book Day.
We hope you like it!  Can you work out who is reading each page? It is a mix of Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office Staff and Lunchtime Supervisors. There is a sheet attached, if you would like to try to work them all out.  I have also attached a help sheet, with the names of all the staff who took part, in case you need some hints!

Click here to watch the video of The Masked Reader
Click here to open a list of all the staff members who got involved
Click here to open a sheet which you can write down who you think it was
Click here to open the answer sheet - no sneaky peaking until you've listened and had a guess!

 

Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Hi there!
How is your week going so far? Thank you for emailing me your learning, I am really enjoying looking through it. Please bear with me for any slower replies, I am also trying to prepare things in school ready for your return next week!
On another note, it's very exciting to hear that some of you have had responses from the letters you wrote! Please let me know if/when you do!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

Science

 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Hello Sapphire Class!
I hope you are having a good day so far! How are you getting on with the TT Rock Stars competition? Only 4 days left of home learning - wahoo!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

French

 

Monday 1st March 2021
Good morning!
I hope you enjoyed the glorious sunshine at the weekend! I look forward to seeing you for our Teams meeting today at 11am.

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

Science

PE

 Spring Term 2: Week 1

Friday 26th February 2021
Hello Sapphire Class!
How have you been responsible this week? I look forward to finding out in our Teams meeting today at 11am!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Click here to open the writing checklist

 

Thursday 25th February 2021
Good morning Sapphire Class!
Only 7 days left of home learning before we can all be together again!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

 

Wednesday 24th February 2021
Hello,
I hope you've had a good start to the week so far. Hopefully you will have received some new login details for Spelling Shed yesterday as well as some information about a TT Rock Stars competition. Two fun things to look forward to!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

 

Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Good morning!
Thank you to those of you who emailed me with your learning yesterday. I loved seeing it and hearing from you. Please try to email me each day and when
 possible, please send me the work on the day it is done as I need to mark and log it on daily sheets. If I don't hear from you within 48hrs, we will need to contact you. I completely understand some days will be more productive than others and I know you are all trying your best. If you ever need any support, please don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best.
We look forward to seeing the children back in school soon!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

Music

French

 

Monday 22nd February 2021
Welcome back Sapphire Class! I hope you had a restful half term and managed to find ways to have fun despite the lockdown!
Holly chose to write her letter from last half term to all of Sapphire Class! Click here to read it. Will you respond?

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

Qualities & Values

PE

 

Spring Term 1: Home Learning

Spring Term 1: Week 6

Thursday 11th February 2021

Holly chose to write her letter to all of Sapphire Class! Click here to read it. Will you respond?

Wahoo! We made it!
It's the final day of this half term! See below for my message to you!

Click here to open the daily plan with lots of lovely activities in it today!

English

Maths

Remember to scroll down to the burgundy heading 'Celebrating Learning' for your spelling and qualities and values learning today.

 

Wednesday 10th February 2021
Hi there Sapphire Class!
I hope you are having a good week so far! Just 2 days left of home learning before a well-earned break! You can do this!

Click here to open the daily plan

English

 Maths

ICT

 

Tuesday 9th February 2021
Hello Sapphire Class!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

  • TOP TIP FOR PARENTS TEACHING MONEY IN YEAR 3:
    When we teach money in Year 3 we teach the pounds and pence with an 'and' instead of a decimal point. This is because the children will not have learned what a decimal point is until their fractions learning towards the end of Spring (after money learning) and it helps distinguish the difference between pounds, and then pence using hundreds, tens and ones.
    Additionally, in Year 3 when we begin our fractions learning, we focus on halves, quarters, thirds, and tenths. It is only the tenths we then use a decimal point for as this is the first time they learn about it e.g. 4.3 = four and three tenths = 4 and 3/10. Money uses hundredths as well as tenths which the children are not ready for until they learn about it in Year 4. Please continue to reinforce the 'and' instead of the decimal point - I know it's tricky to curb a habit!
  • Click here to open Miss Male's video about adding and subtracting money (10mins)
  • Click here to open the subtracting money activity

French

ICT

 

Monday 8th February 2021
Good morning Sapphire Class!
We've made it to the final week of the half term! Well done and keep working hard. Just 4 days left as Friday is an INSET day. Today at 11am will be our final Teams meeting before half term. I look forward to seeing you later!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan

English

Maths

Geography/Science

 

Spring Term 1: Week 5

This week is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Talking to each other about your feelings is as important as ever especially during a time like this. I have attached a grid with some optional ideas you may like to try. I would encourage everyone to have, 'talk time' at least once a day - A time where there are no screens/devices where you can share something positive from your day or a happy memory. Let's get everyone smiling!

Click here to open some Children's Mental Health Week Ideas
Let me know if you decide to do any :)

Friday 5th February 2021

Hi there Sapphire Class!
We made it to Friday! I hope you've been having a good week! I look forward to seeing you for our Teams check in at 11am today.
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan with video links

Arithmetic question 1: Please change to: 1) ___, 700, ___, 600, 550, ___
Arithmetic question 3 top tip: Work out the difference between each number and you will find the pattern!

English

PE

 

Thursday 4th February 2021

Hello Sapphire Class!
I am so impressed with your performance poetry videos so far! Please remember to send them across to me and let me know if you're happy for them to be shared on the class page. You can send it as an email attachment, through the school Facebook Messenger, in the chat function on Teams, as a cloud file - whichever way you can get it to me. Just tell me where to look to find it if it's not through email.
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan

English

Maths

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Hi Sapphire Class!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Hello Sapphire Class!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

Use this link to find out more about how to look after the Torah for your RE learning today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8r87ty 

English

Maths

French

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
Welcome to Week 5 of our home learning. I hope you all had a good weekend. Remember we have a Teams meeting today at 11am! Be prepared for a scavenger hunt!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

PE

 

Spring Term 1: Week 4

Parents/carers:
If you haven’t already, please email me with this statement if you give permission for your child’s learning to be shared:

As parent/carer of __(name of child)__ I give permission for __(child’s name)__  ’s home learning to be shared on the school website, school Facebook page and within CLT. I understand this includes any photos/videos/scans/attached documents of any home learning completed and sent in to Miss Male via the Sapphire Class email address. I also understand my permission is given for the duration of school closure.

Friday 29th January 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
We've made it to Friday! Or should I say 'Fri-yay'? Remember we have our Teams meeting today at 11am. I look forward to seeing you all!

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

PE

 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Hi Sapphire Class!

Click here to open the daily plan for today. Please read it carefully.

English

Maths

ICT

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Hello Sapphire Class!
I am excited to share your home learning with you today! Make sure you open the daily plan for the links to videos and other resources which will help you with your learning today.
Enjoy!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

 


Tuesday 26th January 2021

Hi Sapphire Class!
I am so impressed with your poems! It makes me so proud of how well you are doing while you're learning from home. Please look at the important message at the top of the daily plan.
Have a great day,
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan

English

Maths

French

 

Monday 25th January 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
I hope you've had a good weekend. Did you have any snow? It was a little patchy where I live but I enjoyed watching it flurry through the sky.
Have a good day and I look forward to seeing you for our Teams call at 11am.
Miss Male 

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

PE

 

Spring Term 1: Week 3

Friday 22nd January 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
I have a lovely day in store for you today! There's also a little message for you at the top of the daily plan. Enjoy!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

Click here to open The BFG text

 

Thursday 21st January 2021

Hi Sapphire Class!
I hope you're having a good week so far. I am really enjoying looking through your learning so do please keep emailing me!

Click here to open the daily plan

English

Maths

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Hi Sapphire Class!
We've made it to Wednesday! I hope you enjoy the learning I've got planned for you today. Remember to keep emailing me every day with how you are getting on with your learning.
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan

English

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Hello Sapphire Class!
We are soon getting into the swing of things aren't we?
Have a fantastic day today and remember to email me with how you get on!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

French

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
Welcome to week 3 of home learning. You are all doing brilliantly so far! I hope you've had a good weekend and I look forward to seeing you for our Microsoft Teams call at 11am today.
There's lots of choices of resources for today so please check the daily plan before deciding which ones you need as it has video links to explain as well.
Have a good day,
Miss Male

Click here to open today's daily plan with video links

English

Maths

Science & Reading

PE

 

 Spring Term 1: Week 2

Friday 15th January 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
We
 made it to Friday! Or shall I say, 'Friyay'? I look forward to seeing you for our Teams meeting at 11am today.
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today Well done to Lily for spotting I used the wrong date! Sorry about that, everything else on the daily plan is accurate for today.

English

Maths

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Hello everyone!
Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

Maths

  • Click here to open the Maths multiplication activity Well done Victoria for spotting my mistake for question 'g', it should say: How many seeds will have been planted by the end of the third day? (Not fifth day). This document has been edited to include the correct question.

Science

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Hi there!
Click here to open the daily plan for today. A nice and easy one for a Wednesday - and you even get a video from me for Maths! I bet you giggle at the end...
Miss Male

English

Maths

Science

 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello Sapphire Class!
You have a good day of learning ahead of you! Please email me to let me know how you get on with the 'wow' start to our new topic! It's my favourite wow! It's a shame we can't do it together but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Have an amazing day!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for today

English

 

Monday 11th January 2021

Good morning Sapphire Class!
I hope you had a fab weekend! Don't forget our Microsoft Teams meeting today at 11am - I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it :)

Click here to open the daily plan for today

Click here to open a Bug Club Apple device help sheet

Maths

English

French

 

Spring Term 1: Week 1

Friday 8th January 2021

Hello!
Don't forget our Teams meeting at 11am today!

Click here to open the daily plan for today and a message from me. Well done to Joseph for spotting my mistake with the reading questions. It has now been fixed and edited on the daily plan.
Miss Male

English

Maths

 

Thursday 7th January 2021

Hi there!
Click here to open the daily plan for today with a message in from me!
Miss Male

Maths

English

RE & QV

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Hello again!
It was very strange being in school without you yesterday! We're missing you all already!

Thank you to everyone who has emailed me so far, I have looked at each one and will begin going through the emails more closely today to check off which learning has been returned and provide feedback for you. I'm sorry I didn't get chance yesterday, there is still lots to organise.

Some time before Friday, please check your Microsoft Teams login still works and you can remember your password. I will schedule a Microsoft Teams meeting for Friday at 11am this week as a tester check in and hope to do this twice weekly moving forwards. If you have trouble with your password or logging in, please email wiredale@clevedonschool.org.uk for support.

I've tried to keep your learning yesterday and today fairly simple as it's a new term and we have a long 6 weeks ahead of us while we learn from home. Please try to complete all the tasks today and email me with how you got on. You can choose to complete these activities in any order and of course, you don't need to print anything off.

See below for today's learning:

English

Maths

RE/ICT

 

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Good Morning!
What a shock for us all! I was so pleased to see the children yesterday even if only for a day before we have to lockdown. I hope you all stay safe and well!
Please find below some activities you can have a go at today. Please remember to email me by the end of the day with what learning has been achieved and bear with me while I adapt my normal school planning and resources to be accessible remotely. I apologise in advance if there are any mistakes - please email me if you find any or have any questions. This has been created quite quickly for you!
Oh and remember - you don't have to print anything, you can just complete the activity on separate paper :)

English

Maths

French

Have a wonderful day and hopefully we will have more information for you soon.

Take care,

Miss Male

 

Autumn Term: Isolation Learning

On the advent days of December my teacher sent to meeeee... some active advent challenges to do with my familyyyyy (I hope you sang that as you read it!)
As you get into the festive spirit and with it being the 1st of December today, why not try one of these active Christmas challenges? I particularly like the 31 days one and I'd love to see you all having a go! Can you persuade your adults to join in with you?

This looks like a brilliantly fun way to keep yourselves active and smiling throughout such uncertain times. How about challenging your friends or families from other households to a virtual competition?

 

Click here to open the pdf version with links to resources.

 

 

Yoga is a fantastic way to improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, behaviour and can even reduce anxiety and stress - for both children and adults!

 

 

This is for those of you who relish a challenge and enjoy keeping fit and healthy on a regular basis!

 

Friday 3rd December 2020
We made it! Day 14 of isolation - tomorrow we can go out and about! I know it's been tough but you've all done brilliantly, I am so proud of each and every one of you.
Remember to log in to Microsoft Teams at 2pm if you want to listen to the next part of The Christmasaurus! When you have finished all your home learning, please put it in some sort of folder or bag and bring it to school with you on Monday.
Have a wonderful final day of home learning and I can't wait to see you next week!
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for Friday 4th December

Maths

 

Thursday 3rd December 2020
Good morning Sapphire Class!
I can't wait to see you for our Teams meeting today at 10:30am! All you need to do is log in to Microsoft Teams with your username and password, click on the calendar and join the Class Check In meeting :)
See you soon! (Virtually!)
Miss Male

Click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vopJGcl3luI to listen to chapters 5 and 6 of The Christmasaurus which Miss Gibson has recorded for you! If you listened to chapter 4 yesterday, you will need to fast forward to 9mins 30secs to skip chapter 4, before listening to the rest.

Click here to open the daily plan for Thursday 3rd December

English

Maths

 

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Hi Sapphire Class!
I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Have you received my email about a Teams meeting? Keep an eye out for the invite! I'm hoping to set it up for you today for tomorrow or Friday.
Remember to keep emailing me with your learning - I love seeing what you get up to.
Miss Male

Click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vopJGcl3luI to listen to chapter 4 of The Christmasaurus which Miss Gibson has recorded for you! Stop the video when you get to the end of chapter 4 (9mins 30secs) so you can listen to more tomorrow.

Click here to open Wednesday 2nd December daily plan

English

Science

Maths

 

Tuesday 1st December 2020
Hello Sapphire Class!
Today is the first day of Advent! The Christmas countdown can finally begin! (Although I know some of you have been counting down since October... as you like to remind me in the classroom!)
Thank you for all your emails, you are all doing brilliantly and I miss you all so much. Just 4 days left of home learning (I hope!).
Make sure you make time for some festive fun today too!
Miss Male

Click on this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfE6eOTg1bM to listen to chapter 3 of The Christmasaurus!

Click here to open the daily plan for Tuesday 1st December

English

French

Maths

 

Monday 30th November 2020
Good morning Sapphire Class!
Welcome to the second week of your isolation. You're all doing so well so far so be sure to keep working hard! I've planned some lovely activities for you this week, I hope you enjoy them! It looks like a lot but I've done it this way so you have more options to choose from. Remember, you do not need to print anything off, you can just write down the answers on separate paper.
Have a great day and remember to email me with how you are getting on!
Miss Male

Click here to listen to Chapter 2 of The Christmasaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkMpWM474jQ (approximately 10mins)

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English

PE

ICT

Maths

 

Friday 27th November 2020
Well done Sapphire Class!
You've made it to the final day of the first week of home learning! I am so impressed with each and every one of you. You have all been working so hard! I have even given out gems to some of you so make sure you keep emailing me - you never know your luck!
Some of your learning from now on will also include some activities from Miss Gibson so be sure to keep an eye out for that. Also today, there's a problem I need your help with solving. See if you can spot it on the daily plan.
Have a wonderful day,
Miss Male

Click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFw9i0psVAM (approximately 8mins) to listen to the rest of Chapter 1 of The Christmasaurus.

Click here to open the daily plan for Friday 27th November

Maths

English

PE

 

Thursday 26th November 2020
Good morning!
Welcome to a new day of learning! Today you have a message from Miss Gibson! Click on this link to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1JhI5ZEjjM (approximately 7mins).
Have a great day!
Miss Male

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Maths

English

RE

 

Wednesday 25th November 2020
Hello everyone,
Thank you for all your emails so far. It's lovely to see and hear about how you are getting on!
Keep up the good work and have a wonderful day,
Miss Male

Click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ufh3lmue50 (approximately 9mins) to listen to the prologue of The Christmasaurus - I wonder if you can spot Diego being mischievous in the video!

Click here to open the daily plan for Wednesday 25th November

Maths

English

History

 

Tuesday 24th November 2020
Hi everyone,
I hope you are keeping well and enjoyed your first day of home learning yesterday. Thank you to those of you who have emailed me with evidence of your learning so far. I've loved hearing how you are getting on. Those of you I've not heard from yet, please email me to let me know how you are and how you are getting on. Let me also take this opportunity to remind you that you do not need to print the activities if you don't want to or if you don't have a printer. You can just write the answers on separate paper instead or take photos/videos of the learning that is happening.
Keep safe,
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for Tuesday 24th November

Click on this link: https://youtu.be/8Jd1dOr4Ufk to find a video from Miss Male and find out more about The Christmasaurus!

Maths

English (past tense activities are in order of easiness - starting with the easiest option at the top)

 

Monday 23rd November 2020
Hello!
I'm sorry our bubble has popped and we now have to isolate for 2 weeks. Children, please click on the link to watch this video first: https://youtu.be/YcHr9wOcJ5I . I'm pleased to say you have quite a nice day of home learning ahead of you, most of which is quite practical. I look forward to hearing how you get on so please do email me!
Miss Gibson and Mrs Rowland both send you their best wishes.
Take care and have a good day,
Miss Male

Click here to open the daily plan for Monday 23rd November

Maths

English

History

 

 Autumn Term: Weekly Updates

Week beginning 04/12/20

This week we were pleased to be back in the classroom and spending time with our friends. We've have a busy first week back recapping the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times table and learning to multiply and divide by 4.

In English we have explored what makes a good story and we made a plan of our own. We then began describing the characters and the setting before writing the build up, problem and the solution. Lots of us chose to use ideas from Beowulf and The Christmasaurus to write a Christmassy hero story.

In reading, we've been learning more about Marcus Rashford and his project. In RE we learned about miracles and healing and related it to our own experiences.

In science we investigated how the magnetic force travels through different materials and in ICT we started to explore using Scratch Junior on the iPads to program a sprite to do different things. 

 

Week beginning 30/11/20 - Whole Class Bubble Isolation (see home learning drop down)

 

Week beginning 23/11/20 - Whole Class Bubble Isolation (see home learning drop down)

 

Week beginning 16/11/20

This week in English we have enjoyed designing our own Grendel monster linking to our Beowulf learning experience. We then created our own word banks and wrote our own character description for him using our own design.

In Maths, we have been learning to solve different addition and subtraction problems and deciding what kind of calculation it is.

In Geography, History and ICT we have been learning about what a county is and identifying counties in the UK. We then used the iPads to research where the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings invaded and settled in Britain and which counties is affected.

 

Week beginning 09/11/20

This week we have enjoyed getting stuck into our mosaic learning! We planned out our own mosaics and then started creating them using small tiles of paper. They are really beginning to take form!

In English we have been learning how to use similes, prepositions and the possessive apostrophe in our writing about Beowulf. We are looking forward to writing a character description next week.

In maths we have been mastering the column method for subtracting 3-digit numbers. We realised we were really good at going through the process but needed more time to practise our number facts to check we could subtract 1-digit numbers accurately and efficiently. We decided to play some maths number fact games as part of Maths Week 2020.

We've also really enjoyed getting involved in the TT Rock Stars competition. On Tuesday our score was around the 3000 mark. By the end of Saturday we had reached over 9000! We are very proud of what we have achieved.

 

Week beginning 02/11/20

This week in English we have been writing a recount as if we were Mr Acorn (a fictional nutty creature who went on an adventure). We really enjoyed describing what he had been doing and predicting what may happen next.

In reading, we have begun exploring the narrative poem of Beowulf and how he is a hero who saved the Danish from a monster called Grendel. We look forward to doing more learning about this in weeks to come.

In maths, we have been learning how to add 3-digit numbers together using the column method. We are really beginning to get the hang of it!

We are also pleased to introduce Miss Gibson who will be with us this half term. She is learning how to be a teacher. 

 

Week beginning 19/10/20

This week we were pleased to have Miss Male back with us. We have learned how to use the column method in Maths by adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers with 1-digit numbers and also with tens. In English we have been applying the skills we've learned as a slow write recount and we all did really well.

As part of our first learning experience we have begun to make, colour and design different types of mosaics which were what the Romans left behind in Britain many, many years ago.

We were excited to have our first Year 3 gem party on Friday where we made Halloween crafts and watched a film. We even had Gloria the hamster join us for a bit! Miss Male was really impressed with how well and how quickly we tidied up at the end.

Have a great half term everyone and stay safe!

 

Weeks beginning 05/10/20 and 12/10/20

We've had a good two weeks of learning while Miss Male has been isolating.

In history we've learned what the Romans left behind and in particular the details of mosaics. We now know what they are made from and what the difference in colours and amounts of detail mean.

We enjoyed having a go at a place value investigation and we have also been learning to add and subtract 3-digit numbers with 1-digit numbers using different methods. 

In English we have been learning the key skills of recount writing. In particular, how to use different grammar skills and what punctuation is used with it.

In Q&V we have completed a road safety project and made posters as part of a competition. We now know how to keep ourselves and others safe on our way to school. We also know how to help others park considerately.

 

Week beginning 28/09/20

We have been enjoying exploring Kenning poetry which we have learned came from the Anglo-Saxons! We have been learning about the different word classes and how you can turn verbs into nouns by adding the 'er' suffix.

In maths we have been learning how to put 3-digit numbers accurately on a number line and order the numbers as well. We particularly enjoyed creating a class timeline of events of the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings invasion of Britain as part of our class topic display.

In science we investigated the strength of two different types of magnet. We used paperclips, a bar magnet and a ring magnet. We had to predict which magnet we thought would be the strongest, plan and carry out a fair test and then evaluate our findings.

 

Week beginning 21/09/20

We have been working really hard in maths this week to show how well we can partition 3 digit numbers in different ways. We have also been practising our times tables.

In English we have been exploring Kenning poetry and noticing the key features used in them.

We really enjoyed the WOW start to our new history topic 'Evolving Empires' and enjoyed foraging for sticks and leaves to use to decorate minature houses. We then set up our own settlement in the outdoor classroom and over lunch time it had been invaded! There were lots of clues left behind including pictures and a scroll. After looking closely at the clues, we soon realised it was the Romans!

In reading, we have been learning more about the Romans and who they were. We decided that we would prefer to not be invaded ourselves!

 

First Fortnight 07/09/20 - 18/09/20

Sapphire Class have had a fab first fortnight back at school!

We have been doing lots of revision of the key skills from Year 2 to make sure we can apply our skills to our new learning of Year 3! We've enjoyed lots of learning outside the classroom which involves hunting for maths questions to answer on the field and working out spelling words from muddled letters! We've liked having lots of opportunities to do practical learning and we've been practising our laptop skills as well.

We are enjoying DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) reading our class book called The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have had some great discussions about the content.

This term our core value is independence and we've all decided how each of us can show we are being independent.

Another book we focused on in the first week of Year 3 was called The Something which is about a boy who bounces his ball in the garden but it doesn't bounce back! The class had to think about where the ball could have gone and then drew and wrote about it to form our class display in the corridor. The children had some wonderfully imaginative ideas! Linking with this the children had a go at some problem solving with a marble run.

The class School Councillors would usually be writing and reading out a speech in a Friday assembly, but because this can't currently happen, over the next few weeks they will be writing their speeches for this website page. Watch this space!

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to what the rest of Year 3 brings!