Monthly Archives: July 2020

Home learning 12-07-2020

Hi year 3! This is our final week of the school year so it’s almost time to say goodbye to Thomas Buxton until September. We have lots of fun activities to keep you busy this week and throughout the Summer. We also have Summer Homework packs ready for you in school so please ask parents or carers to come and collect them. This week’s tasks are related to your transition into year 4. You are going to explore yourselves, your future, dreams and goals and change. Remember to send in your work to the year 3 email address to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk Some of the activities will be for your new class teacher so we will pass them on to the year 4 teachers!

Before you get stuck into this week’s home learning, check out some of this week’s TB headlines.

Google Meet

Year 3 will be having their final year 3 meeting before the Summer. Please come along to see Miss Bano, Mr Rebelo and Mr Ash as well as all your friends on Wednesday 15th of July at 3pm. We will be sending out the details of the meeting via email. Please email us at year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk if you would like the link to the meeting.

Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge:

The Idea Store have launched this year the Summer Reading Challenge which will celebrate happiness, fun and laughter! This year the children will join the challenge digitally through the Summer Reading Challenge website here.

Children taking part can borrow books from the Ideas Store’s fantastic e-Library for free! If you don’t have a library card then please join up through the Idea Store Website

They also have a range of activities and events you can attend digitally on zoom over the summer. Click here to find out more.

National Literacy Trust: Family Zone

The National Literacy Trust have a Family Zone on their website- a space dedicated to story telling and books. They have a e-books, audio books, films, writing tasks and drawing and writing tutorials from your favourite authors and illustrators. Click here to find out more about what they have on offer or you could go straight to their website here.

Key Stage 2 Countdown to the New Year

Checkout out our August activities countdown calendar.
You can also access it as a .pdf:

Maths

This week our focus will be fractions.

Task 1: Find unit fractions of amounts. Click here to gets started.

Task 2: Once you have completed task 1 and feeling confidence move on to finding a non-unit fraction of an amount or set of objects. Click here to get started.

Task 3:

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Task 4:

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Computing- Be Smart with a Heart

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/with-a-heart . Once you have finished watching the video have a go at one or all of the following challenges.

  1. We challenge you to spread the word about all the SMART rules and especially how people can be SMART with a heart. Be as creative as possible – write about them, draw them, act them out – you could even sing about them!
  2. We challenge you to write a recipe for a better internet. What ingredients would it need? When you’re done, perhaps you can do some real cooking and bake some SMART with a heart themed treats to share with your friends or family.
  3. We challenge you to show that you can be SMART with a heart by doing something kind online for a friend or family member. It doesn’t have to be tricky – a nice comment, a compliment or sharing a funny picture is enough!

Reading:

Listen to The Koala Who Could and then answer the questions below.

  • What does ‘change’ mean? How can change be positive? When can it be negative?
  • Think of a time when something in your life changed. What was it? How did it affect you? How did you react?
  • Discuss strategies that we can use when something in life is changing. How can we help others when their life is changing?
  • Kevin is terribly good at three things: clinging, napping and munching on leaf-buns. What three things are you really good at? What skill do you need to improve?
  • Why is Kevin afraid of change? How did his friends help him?
  • What does this story teach us? What does it mean to have a ‘CAN-DO’ attitude? How could you use this in your own life?

Writing Tasks:

  • Write your own story about a character who has to deal with a change in their life.
  • Think of some speech/bubbles to add to Kevin’s character in the illustrations.
  • Write a diary entry from Kevin’s point of view for the day after his tree fell down. How does he feel about what happened? How has his life changed?

PSHE

This week we are asking you to explore what it means to be YOU.

Task 1: What makes me, ME?

  1. Drawing your life map: Take a large piece of paper and start your life map with the day you were born and note down the dates of significant moments in your life in time order. Draw each event next to the date to help you remember it. Finish your life map with the present day. Use this website to help: Drawing a life map
  2. Make a Me-Jigsaw: Take a piece of paper and draw a picture of yourself. Don’t worry about being great at art, just draw however you wish. When you have finished, cut the picture up into five or six pieces. On the back of each piece write something about yourself identity (for example things you love). This jigsaw is a good reminder about how unique you are, with every bit of you a bit like pieces of a puzzle that only fit together in one way to make you!
  3. Exploring your name: What do you know about your name and its meaning? What is its origin? What does it mean to you? How has it impacted your life experiences? Spend some time researching the meaning of your name and talk with your family about why this name was chosen and what it means.
  4. Draw a large circle in the middle of a page and five circles around the outside of the first one. Now draw a picture of yourself in the centre circle and write about the different aspects of your identity in each of the outer circles, starting with information about your name in the second circle. You could think about your family, school, hobbies, goals, favourite things.

Task 2: We would like every child to complete a pen portrait that will introduce you to your brand new teacher. You can write and draw on the worksheet or design and complete your own version at home. Please email these to our year group emails so we can pass them on to your new teacher.

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Task 3: Write a letter to your year 4 teacher about what you are looking forward to about the year.

Write a list of expectations and hopes you have to help you plan your letter.

Things to think about:

  • What do you want to learn about?
  • What trips do you want to go on?
  • What expectations do you have about your class team?
  • What skills/ subjects areas do you want to improve on?
  • What resources/ books would you like to have access to?
  • What job centre jobs/ classroom jobs would you like?
  • What questions would you like to ask you new teacher?

Sentence openers:

  • When I am in year 4, I can’t wait to….
  • I hope to get better at
  • I imagine that we will..
  • I will try to work on
  • I want to see/ do/ experience

Grammar- Word types

The four main word types are nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

You have learnt about these in school. This week you will be revising them. Click here to get started.

Tasks:

Spelling

This week’s spellings are words that have the -ch sound . 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!

‘ch’ with the hard sound (Greek origin)

  1. Scheme
  2. Chorus
  3. Chemist
  4. Echo
  5. Character

‘ch’ with the ‘sh’ sound (French origin)

  1. Chef
  2. Chalet
  3. Machine
  4. Brochure

P4C: 13-07-2020

…scared, worried, excited, confused, hopeful…
How do you feel when you think about the future? Why do you feel this way? Is this a good feeling to have or a negative feeling? Do you have mixed feelings about the future? Can you explain why? How could you help someone who is feeling worried, scared or confused?

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

  • I feel this way because…
  • I hope that..
  • I dream about
  • That makes me think of… because…

Home Learning 06-06-2020

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 including Meet the Teacher. That’s right, you all invited back to school to meet your new teacher and your current one- Miss Bano and Mr Rebelo are looking forward to welcoming you back! Turner will meet their new teacher (and Mr Rebelo) on Thursday 9th July at 9:30- 10:30. Milhazes will meet their new teacher (and Miss Bano) on Thursday 9th July at 11.00am – 12:00pm. We want everyone to attend! Letters have already been sent out to parents and carers so if you need any more information please contact us at year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk or call the school office.

Meet The Teacher Homework

We would like every child to complete a pen portrait that will introduce you to your brand new teacher. You can write and draw on the worksheet or design and complete your own version at home. Here is the link for you to get started. Please email these to our year group emails so we can pass them on to your new teacher.

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 Assembly: 08-07-2020

Everyone at Thomas Buxton will be attending a World of Work assembly on Wednesday 8th July. Key Stage Two (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) will have their webinar from 1:00-1:45. To register and join the event, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3226286381634598156

To register on the day, please use the following guidance:

  • For the ‘First Name’: Enter your real first name.
  • For the ‘Last Name’: Enter ‘ThomasBuxton’
  • For the ‘Email Address’: Enter a pretend email address ‘student@inspiringthefuture.org’ (this is not a real email address, but a pretend email address is required for you to join.)
  • Click ‘Register’.
  • If it does not take you straight into the session, just click ‘join the webinar’.

If you need any support and guidance then please contact the school office or Mr. Marseglia

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.

Homework Tasks

World of Work

Task 1:

Task 2:

Task 3: Post assembly activity. This activity should be done with an adult after Wednesday’s assembly.

Click here to find out more about your task.

Task 4:

Look at the jobs below: Politician, doctor, cleaner, professional footballer and a teacher.

Different jobs pay different amounts of money. It is important to choose a job that you will enjoy doing. Many jobs allow you to help others and improve the World, other jobs might allow you to be creative.

Which of these job positions do you think earn the most money?

How much do they get paid?

  • Which of these positions should earn the most money?
  • Should they all earn the same amount?
  • For what reason should one job pay more than another?
  • What person does the most important job? Why?
  • What’s more important when choosing a job: how much money the job pays, how much you enjoy the job or how much the job helps others?

Maths

Task 1: Tick the coins that you would use to pay for the item.

Task 2:

Task 3: Number lines

Task 4:

Task 5: Cafe

  1. How much would it cost to buy a can of cola and some orange juice?
  2. Shakur bought a milkshake and some orange juice. How much did it cost?
  3. Abla bought a glass of milk, some coffee and some orange juice. How much did it cost?
  4. A cup of tea costs 15p more than a glass of milk. How much is it for a cup of tea?
  5. John bought three cups of coffee. How much change from 50p did he get?
  6. Which two drinks can you buy for exactly 35p?
  7. Hamda had £1 to spend. How much more would she need if she wanted to buy a milkshake and a can of cola?
  8. Jack has 50p to spend in the café. He needs to by three drinks. What three drinks could he buy?
  9. Hibaq had £1. She got 40p change when she bought a drink. What did she buy>?
  10. Ibrahim’s mum sends him to buy a glass of milk, some orange juice and a can of cola. She gives him 70p. Is this enough?

Task 6: Two- step money problems

For each of the problems below you have been told the cost of 1 item. Use the pictures of how much you have bought to find out the total cost of your items and then work out the change you would have received.

For example.

3 cupcakes for 45p each. Total cost: 3 x 45 = £1.35

Change: £2.00 – £1.35 = 65p

PSHE- What is the difference between happiness and success?

Often people think that happiness and success is linked together very closely. When we think about success, most people think about earning money and being successful in the workplace. Most people believe that being ‘success’ in this way will cause you to be happy. Let’s challenge these ideas today- what is the difference between happiness and success? This is our enquiry question today. Can you use the following questions to delve deeper.

1.To help children to feel happy in their school lives, it is helpful to have an environment which enables the feeling of happiness and wellbeing. What are the key ingredients to make a happy classroom do you think? Take a piece of paper and write the title “Ingredients for a happy classroom.”

2. Take a piece paper and write down the world HAPPINESS. Now draw as many pictures as you can to represent the word and all of the different feelings that you associate with happiness. When you have finished, why not pin this up in your house to look at each day as your map of happiness!

3. Would you rather be happy or successful? Think about it for a while and then share your thoughts. Write down your ideas in a letter to yourself. Does success mean you have lots of money? Why? Why not? Can you be financially rich and unhappy? Can you be happy and financially poor? Now watch this short video of other children talking about whether they’d rather be rich or happy: What does success mean to you?

Computing- T 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-t-rule . Once you have finished watching the video have a go at one or all of the following challenges.

  1. There are lots of people that we can talk to if something happens online. Draw a picture of yourself on your favourite app or game. Write or draw around the edges the people you could tell if you needed some help.
  2. Practice taking a screen shot on your device, that way if something happens online that you are worried or unsure about you can show someone.
  3. Create a story about someone who uses the T rule when they’re having a difficult time online. You could write or type or even draw it.

Pick whichever challenge you’d like to try, or have a go at all three! Adults – there’s lots more information about staying safe online on our website www.Childnet.com.

Grammar

Spelling

This week’s spellings are CVC word and CCVC words one syllable words with a double consonant when -ing -er -est and – y are added . 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. patting
  2. patted
  3. humming
  4. hummed
  5. dropping
  6. dropped
  7. sadder
  8. saddest
  9. runner
  10. runny

P4C 07-04-2020

What do you think is the most important? Why? Which is the least important and why? Do you think everyone would agree with you? Why might someone have a different point of view?

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…