Monthly Archives: June 2020

P4C 30-06-2020

This week’s P4C discussion is about dreams and goals. Do you think everyone has a right to follow their dreams? Use these follow up questions to help you delve deeper. Are dreams important? Are all dreams worth following? What if someone important in your life (like a parent or husband/ wife) disagrees with your dream- should you still follow it?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because…

Home Learning 29-06-2020

Hello year 3! We hope you are having a great week so far. This week there are lots of exciting things happening in the Thomas Buxton community to keep you very busy.

Idea Store

The Idea Store have told us about all the lovely things they are doing to keep children entertained. They have storytelling, audio books and art activities available for everyone to enjoy. Click here to find out more.

Black Lives Matter: 500 word story writing Competition!

We want children at Thomas Buxton to take part in a 500 word story competition. The deadline is on Friday 3rd July so you don’t have long. Click here to find out everything you need to know to get started.

Home Learning

This week our focus will be the World of Work. We have planned a range of exciting tasks to keep you busy. We also have a spelling, grammar, maths, PSHE, P4C, and computing tasks for you to complete too. Remember to send in pictures of your work to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

World of Work

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Everyone at Thomas Buxton will be attending a World of Work assembly on the 8th July- this will be on zoom. During the assembly we will get to meet a range of volunteers who will tell us all about their work- your job will be to guess what their job is. It will be a fun and interactive session where we will learn about lots of different jobs and careers and hopefully we will be very inspired. Before the assembly we have some tasks for you to complete with your family.

Task 1: What questions do you have for our mystery volunteers? All our volunteers come from different backgrounds, have different jobs and different experiences. They all have exciting jobs that cover a range of professions. Write a list of different job types and then consider what questions you would like to ask in order to find out more about the different jobs.

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Task 2: Complete the following activity. What job would you like to do when you are older? What job did your parent/ carer want to do when they were younger? We want you to complete the task below. Click here to find out more about your task. On the link you will also find some tasks that you need to do after the assembly on the 8th July.

Maths

This week in maths we will be looking at a range of maths tasks involving money.

Task 1: Watch a video about shopping here. It explains the relationship between adding and subtracting- they are opposites. Once you have watched the video have a go at this shopping task below.

You have £10.00 to spend. Select items from the Price list and then find the total. You can buy as many items as you want as long as they add up to less than £10.00. Do as many examples as possible.

Challenge: Calculate the change you will receive from £10.00.

An example:

1. Puzzle and skipping rope

£3.00 + £1.50 = £4.50

Change: £10.00- £4.50 = £ 5.50

2. Fire engine and doll

Can you add the total and then calculate the change?

Now pick your own examples. What will you buy?

Task 2: Look carefully at the receipt and answers the questions below. Self- select the questions you want to do- some questions are trickier then others.

  1. How many items did I buy at TESCO?
  2. What was the most expensive item on the receipt?
  3. What was the total spent?
  4. What is the price of 1 pack of sliced chicken?
  5. How much would 2 packs of sliced chicken cost?
  6. How much did 3 oranges cost?
  7. How much does 1 orange cost?
  8. How much would 5 oranges cost?
  9. How much change would I receive from £25?
  10. If I bought another butter and another orange juice, what would the total be?

Task 3

1. Peter and his brother are going swimming. They have £12 for the trip, and they need to eat lunch, including a piece of fruit each. Write down the cost. Set it out like the example below.

2. How much change would there be from £12? What would you choose with £15 to spend? How much change would there be from £15?

3. If Peter and his brother take a friend each, how much money will they need?

Task 4: Ask you adults for food shopping receipts from the past 2 weeks. Use these to write next week’s shopping list- check the kitchen cupboards to see what items will need to be bought again and what items you have enough of. Once you have your shopping list together estimate the total of next week’s shopping (using the receipts) and give your parent or carer a budget. If it is possible ,then help you adults find the items in the shops and compare you estimated total to your real total.

PSHE- Dreams and Ambitions

Last term we read The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We met Lila, the protagonist who dreamt of being a firework maker. She was desperate to follow her ambitions but her dad wasn’t happy because he didn’t think this was an appropriate job for a girl. We imagined we were Lila and wrote monologues explaining our dreams and hope for the future. Read chapter 1 again here or watch this reading of it below.

Task 1: Answer these questions about chapter 1.

  1. How did Lila burn her fingers?
  2. Name 3 different fireworks.
  3. Name the new firework Lila invented, and how she created it.
  4. What does Lalchand want for his daughter when she grows up? In your opinion, is this fair and why do you think this?
  5. What does Lila want to do when she grows up?
  6. Who is Chulak and what does he do?
  7. What is unusual about Hamlet?
  8. Why are Hamlet and Chulak saving money?
  9. How did Chulak trick Lalchand? What did he find out?

Task 2 : Now think about your hopes and dreams for the future. If you could do any job what would you pick and why? Write a speech explaining your hopes and dreams for the future.

  • What do you want to be?
  • Why are you interested in this dream?
  • What are you going to do in order to achieve it?

Computing: R is for…

For computing this week you will be watch a video about keeping safe on the internet. While you watch the video you will be asked lots of questions, so if you can, watch the video with at least one member of the family so you can have a discussion. If you are watching the video alone, then that is fine too, think about the questions and jot down your ideas on paper.

Click on the video here or here  https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons/the-r-rule   . Once you have finished watching the video have a go at one or all of the following challenges.

  1. Let’s see how much others know about reliability online. We challenge you to choose an animal that you like, and write your own mix of facts about them, some true, some unreliable. Show them to other people, and see if they can guess!
  2. Choose a topic you are interested in, and do some research to find 5 places online that seem to have reliable information about it. Show them to an adult and explain why you chose those 5.
  3. Talk to someone else about what you have learnt about the R rule, and ask them about the craziest and most unreliable information they have seen online. Ask them how they knew they couldn’t trust it.

Spelling

This week’s spellings are common exception words. Use the Collins online dictionary to check the meaning of each word. Copy out the definition of each word and then write a sentence using one.

Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you learn each spelling. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

  1. Interest
  2. Island
  3. Knowledge
  4. Learn
  5. Length
  6. Library
  7. Material
  8. Medicine
  9. Mention
  10. Minute

Grammar

Home learning 22-06-2020

Hello year 3. We hope you are having a great week so far. This week our focus will be Outdoor Learning again. We have planned a range of science and art tasks to help develop your scientific and creative skills as well as encourage you to get outside and active. We also have a spelling, grammar, maths, PSHE, P4C, RRSA and computing tasks for you to complete too. Remember to send in pictures of your work to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Science

Nutrition

Humans need a variety of different food types to keep us healthy and allow all our bodily functions to take place. Just like a car which needs petrol, people need food to keep us moving. People are more complex than cars. For the human body to function it needs many different types of fuel in the form of food. The human body needs food for energy, to keep warm, to help us grow and repair our body. We need many nutrients on a daily basis in order to stay healthy. The three main nutrient groups in food are carbohydrates, protein and fats. We also need minerals and vitamins. A good balanced diet of fresh food helps to keep us healthy.

Watch this video to find out more about the different food types our body needs to stay healthy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztr3cdm

Here is a summary of the food groups and why our body needs them.
This diagram summarises the types of foods that belong to the different food groups and how much you should be eating in your diet. Adults and children need to ensure that most of the diet is made up of fruits and vegetables and carbohydrates- can you see their sections are the biggest? Next we need to ensure we have lots of proteins and diary products- look at the diagram to see the types of food you need. Outside of the pie chart you have examples of sugary food (these should be eaten in moderation) you don’t need them in order to have a healthy balanced diet.

Task: Create a food journal for the week- make a record of all the food you eat. Assess you diary by the end of the 7 days- are you having a balanced diet? What foods do you need to have more of? Which foods do you need to eat less? Use the example below to create your own journal.

Nature

Have a look at our nature tasks for this week. Can you include members of your family whilst completing them? If you are doing this task alone then you could record your thoughts whilst thinking through the questions.

Thinking question: Why is spending time in nature so good for us?

Tasks:

  1. What are the sounds of nature? Sometimes we don’t notice all the sounds that nature makes around us. Sit at your window, in your garden, or any outdoor space that you have access to for 10 minutes and write down all the sounds of nature that you can hear. For example, the different sounds of the birds, rain hitting your roof, leaves rustling in the wind, or bees buzzing around.
  2. Every season has its highlights and special experiences that we encounter when spending time outdoors. Do you have a memory or a favourite thing you do in spring, summer, autumn and winter? Open this worksheet on the seasons and follow the instructions: Connecting to the seasons
  3. What would you say to nature – to a bird, a flower or a tree – if you had the chance? Use this worksheet and follow the instructions to write your letter to nature: Writing to nature
  4. Become a nature photographer! Use a digital camera or a smartphone camera and try to notice the very small details of nature around you that you had not seen before! Use this worksheet to guide your project: Be a mindful nature photographer .

Art

This week you will be learning how to create a textured drawing. For this lesson you will need.

  • Paper- it can be any size (plain or lined)
  • A pencil
  • Rubber (optional)
You will be experimenting with lines to create different textures and tones to help your drawings come alive.

You will be learning about Vincent Van Gogh who is one of the world’s most famous artists. He is well known for his textured paintings.

Here are some of his most famous paintings. Have a go at recreating one of this paintings.

Click here to get started with the lesson!

Task: Draw the view. What can you see from one of the windows of your house?

  • Include a range of textures for different things you can see.
  • Use the tip and side of your pencil for different effects.

Remember to send in pictures of your work.

PSHE- Role models

Last term, we learnt about some significant people who have helped to change the world. We were all inspired by Wangari Maathai’s environmental work in Kenya- she is a role model for many people. She had an incredibly interesting life and she had many achievements that helped to change the world forever. People admire her, respect her and are inspired to take action just like she did.

Task 1: Remind yourself of Wangari’s work by reading the short biography of her below and answering the questions.

  • What were the problems in Kenya?
  • What did she do to solve these problems?
  • Why do you think Wangari wanted to make changes to Kenya?
  • Why is she considered a role model?

Task 2: Pick a role model in your life. It could be a famous person or someone that you know. Think about why they are an inspiration to you. Why do you admire them? How have they made the world a better place? How have they made your life better? Research their life using the internet. If your role model is someone you know then prepare some questions for them and give them an interview (ask their permission first). Create a biography in the style above about their life and achievements. You could include information about:

  • Childhood
  • Achievements
  • Interests
  • Fun facts

Maths

Have a look at the question below. Do they all represent the number 321? Can you explain the mistake(s) for the ones that are wrong?

Practice adding and subtracting this week. What different methods could you use to solve these problems?

You could use a number-line, partitioning or the formal written method. Use another method to check you answer and then self mark using a calculator.

Have a go at some of these word problems. Remember to use the RUCSAC method to solve each one. Read the question, underline the key information to help you understand the problem. Choose a number operation ( x + – ÷ ) Solve the problem. Look at the question again. Have you answered it? Now check your answer using another method. Don’t forget to show your working out to your adult.

One-step problems

Two-step problems

Grammar Tasks

Spelling

This week’s spellings have the -sion and -tion suffixes. Use the Collins online dictionary to check the meaning of each word. Copy out the definition of each word and then write a sentence using one.

Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you learn each spelling. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

  1. Invention
  2. Injection
  3. Action
  4. Hesitation
  5. Expression
  6. Discussion
  7. Confession
  8. Comprehension
  9. Musician
  10. Electrician
  11. Mathematician
  12. Magician

RRSA

Computing: A is for Accepting

For computing this week you will be watch a video about keeping safe on the internet. While you watch the video you will be asked lots of questions, so if you can, watch the video with at least one member of the family so you can have a discussion. If you are watching the video alone, then that is fine too, think about the questions and jot down your ideas on paper.

Click on the video here or here   https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons/the-a-rule . Once you have finished watching the video have a go at one or all of the following challenges.

  1. Keep an A is for Accepting diary and make a note of every time you see the word accept or any of the alternatives we saw earlier in the video. How do you decide when it is and isn’t okay to accept? Who helps you if you’re unsure?
  2. You could invent a song or rap to help you remember that A is for Accepting.
  3. Create a quiz to test your friends and family on the A rule.

P4C 23-06-2020

This week’s P4C discussion is about role models. Here are some more questions to help you delve even deeper. Who are your role models? Why are they your role models? Do you think it is important to have a role model? Can you make a list of qualities?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because…

P4C 16-06-2020

This week’s P4C discussion is about rights. Do you think humans are more important than animals? Do you think our rights are more important than animal rights? Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because…

Home Learning 15-06-2020

Hello year 3. We hope you are having a great week so far. This week our focus will be Outdoor Learning. We have planned a range of science and art tasks to help develop your scientific and creative skills as well as encourage you to get outside and active. We also have a spelling, grammar, maths, PSHE, P4C and computing tasks for you to complete too. Remember to send in pictures of your work to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Science

Plants

Task 1: What do plants need in order to survive? Think back to our plant lessons at the beginning of the term and our gardening sessions. Can you write a list of things that they need?

Task 2: Now you are going to watch 3 short videos that explain all the things plants need so that they can live and grow. Once you have watched the videos can you complete the fill the gap activity at the bottom of the page to see how much you remember. Click here to get started.

Task 3: Can you help Mr Davis look after his Poorly Plants? Click on the link here to read all about his problem and complete the task.

Bird Watching

This week, we would like you to spread your wings into the wonderful world of birds. Gardens, countryside and even towns and cities, are full of amazing birds.  We want you to go bird watching!

From acrobatic blue tits and charismatic robins to noisy magpies and cheeky gulls – birds are our most visible wild friends and no matter where you are, birds and their unique behaviours make for fascinating viewing!

You could find a comfy spot looking out of your window, on your balcony, over your garden or in a local park. What birds can you spot hovering over the trees? Can you identify the name of the bird? Do you know anything about the species?

Click here to find our more about this week’s Wild Activity.

Art

This week we are going to learn a little about an Australian artist called Ken Done. He likes to use bright colours to create simple drawings and paintings of famous landmarks.

Some examples of his work.
Tower Bridge.

In this video he creates a picture of the Tower Bridge- he uses bold strokes and colours and adds very little detail. Click here to watch him at work.

Once you have watched the video create your own piece of art of a famous landmark in London (you could also pick Tower Bridge) or a special place in your local area. You can research the place online and find photographs or you could take a special family trip with some paper and pencils. You can use colouring pencils, paint or felt tips. You could even stick to a pencil and create a monochrome (black and white) masterpiece. Please send in pictures of your work and explain why you chose this place.

Maths Tasks- Statistics

PSHE

Gratitude

Gratitude is the expression of being thankful and appreciative of something or someone you have in your life. We might be grateful to a person who has given us something or helped us in some way. Think about some of the important people in your life; friends, family. Can you think of one reason to be grateful for each person?

Task 1: We are going to watch a video about Tayeb. Tayeb is young carer who helps his parents care for his little brother Faisan who was born with a physical disability. Tayeb tells us about his life in Manchester and introduces us to his family. Click here to watch the video.

  • What did you learn about Tayeb’s life?
  • What challenges does he face?
  • Make a list of things he is grateful for.

Task 2: You are going to pick at least one person in your life who you appreciate. Write them a card, letter or poem to show them how grateful you are to have them in your life.

RRSA

Article of the week

Article 2- Non discrimination

What does the phrase ‘non-discrimination’ mean to you?

It is very important that:

  • Nobody should be treated differently because of who they are.
  • All people should accept, respect and value others for who they are.
  • All schools should teach and practise and actively celebrate respect for all.
  • Everyone should be open to the fact that we all have prejudices and be ready to challenge them.
  • People challenge and speak up about any discrimination they experience or see.
  • Newspapers and other information sources should promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Spelling Task

This week’s spellings have the -ous suffix. Use the Collins online dictionary to check the meaning of each word. Copy out the definition of each word and then write a sentence using one.

Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you learn each spelling. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

  1. Vigorous
  2. Courageous
  3. Outrageous
  4. Serious
  5. Obvious
  6. Curious
  7. Hideous
  8. Spontaneous
  9. Courteous
  10. Cautious

Grammar Task

Computing- friend or stranger?

For computing this week you will be watch a video about keeping safe on the internet. While you watch the video you will be asked lots of questions, so if you can, watch the video with at least one member of the family so you can have a discussion. If you are watching the video alone, then that is fine too, think about the questions and jot down your ideas on paper.

Click on the video here or here   https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons/the-m-rule. Once you have finished watching the video have a go at one or all of the following challenges.

1. Celebrate how great the internet is for helping us stay in touch. Your challenge is to chat with an offline friend, someone from school or a member of family, via video call – even better, tell them about the M rule. Just make sure you check with whoever’s in charge at home first.

2. Everyone loves watching funny dance videos online, so your second challenge to you is to invent a dance to help you remember that M is for meet.

3. Hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but we challenge you to visit CEOP’s website at www.ThinkUKnow.co.uk Can you spot the report button? Play some of their games and videos while you’re there.

Sports day

Thomas Buxton Sports’ Day – The Lockdown Games

Friday 12th June 2020

At home, your local area or in school

As you know we’re in the midst of global pandemic but that doesn’t mean we can’t have our Sports’ Day.  I have put together some fun activities you can do at home, in your local area with family or in school with your teachers.

Challenges:

  • There are 12 challenges to attempt
  • A bit like Bingo, as well as the points you will gain for your challenges, you will also gain extra points for completing 1 full row of activities (single line), 2 full rows of activities (double line) and all the activities (FULL HOUSE)
  • Very little equipment is needed for the challenges
  • You can complete them in any order you like
  • The main thing is to keep fit and have a good old laugh whilst doing it

Points:

  • Points are awarded as stated on the challenges
  • 10 extra points are awarded for completing a single line
  • 25 extra points are awarded for completing a double line
  • 50 extra points are awarded for completing a FULL HOUSE

Safety:

  • Please make sure you warm up before completing the challenges that you need to be physically active for
  • If completing any challenges outside, make sure you follow the social distancing rules
  • Make sure the space you are completing the challenges in, is appropriate and safe

Any evidence you take in the form of photos or videos can be sent to year4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk with Mrs Milne or Sports Day as the subject.