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Have a wonderful summer break!
See you all in September!

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Pupils and parents, please use the above email for any work submissions or queries.

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See your wonderful efforts in our Home Learning Gallery near the bottom of the page!

Huge well done to you all!

Welcome back to our Class Page. It's the final week! Hoorah!

 

I have done the usual activities on the usual sites. This week there are some nice arty activities to have a go at. You might want to also check out the science activities to try. Basically, you deserve a huge rest in the summer but you can always keep your brain happy by feeding it exciting thoughts!

 

A massive congratulations to everyone for all your hard work and endeavours over the last three months.

Have a happy and healthy summer and I will see you all back in September!

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Sign up to meet and greet your new Year 4 teachers!

Meet and Greet!

This week we are offering children a chance to chat with their new class teacher in an online video session!

Before the session children should think about what they would like to achieve next year and what they may be worried about. You can then email in your work.

Here are some ideas on how you might do this -

1. You could write a few short sentences describing your hopes and dreams for next year, what you are most looking forward too and then what you are worried most about.

2. You could create a ‘All About Me’ collage. Cut out magazines, draw or print off pictures and glue them onto an A4 piece of paper. Include things you like, quotes to inspire yourself. Draw a bubble to show what you are worried about.

3. Create a presentation slide using your computing skills. Include on your slide, what you are hoping for next year and what you are worried about.

 

 

The timetable for your class is below. Make sure you sign up by emailing your name in with ‘Meet and Greet [your new class teacher]’ in the subject line, for example ‘Meet and Greet Mr McCann’.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Meeting Miss Hawkins and Miss Davey Meeting Ms Patterson, Mrs Rudge and Mrs Lea Meeting Mr McCann and Miss Rogers
Y3 Y4 Y5
Thursday 4:00pm Tuesday 3:45pm Wednesday 4:00pm

 

A message from Miss Hawkins and Mrs Jenions

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Summer Art/Science Ideas

See the packs below for some ideas.

Computing Challenge!

Click the links below to have a go at a game created by your class mate during our online computing lesson!

#StCeciliasComputing

Previous Live Lesson Activities

Below you can find the activities set for previous live sessions.

Task 2 - Create your own shape poem

Task 1 - Calligram

Year 3 Science Challenge

How does water travel through a plant?

 

That's the enquiry question you can investigate this week. You will need some bits of equipment, including food colouring and flowers or celery.

You simply need to pop the celery sticks or flower into coloured water. Then you should observe the changes.

Some examples and helpful guides are below.

 

Look! Caitlin from our class has already been trying this out!

Colour Changing Carnations - Sick Science!

Where does the water go when a plant is watered? With this experiment, children can discover for themselves how essential the functions of roots and stems are essential to water moving around the plant

Home Learning Booklet

Below you will find a useful all in one booklet with a range of subject areas covered. It even splits it into days for you. Try it out, you don't have to print it all either, you could write your answers on paper.

Where's your book at?

This week we want to see you with a book! Reading is a huge part of our school life so where does reading take place when you're at home?

 

We want you to take a picture of yourself reading a book in some interesting places. Get creative! And send them into the teacher email address or tag us on Twitter @StCeciliascjs

 

Reading is the television in your mind!

Engage Literacy

FREE access to hundreds of reading books until 31st July. These books are for emerging, reluctant readers and the great news is you can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book you read.

Simply click on www.online.raintree.co.uk and use the following login information:

USERNAME: UKfreeaccess      PASSWORD: engage

Black Lives Matter

No doubt many of you will have seen images or heard about current events on the news. People have been protesting and rioting due to the killing of a black man named George Floyd. We have put together some information for you so you can understand this a little more and maybe understand why it is all happening.

 

There have been many protests across the world. The protests in Minneapolis began in reaction to the death of a man named George Floyd after he was stopped by police officers. A former officer has been charged with murder. The protests have now spread across the USA to cities and also here in the UK. Most protests are peaceful and spread the message of solidarity and togetherness with everyone regardless of the colour of their skin or race.

 

Racism is not something new but now more than ever something has to be done about it.

 

Learn more by visiting the Newsround page.

And read A Book about Racism here.

The links are below also.

 

For more books to read look at the guide below.

 

Think about how we can come together to support Black families and people of colour. Challenge yourself to design a poster, write a poem or even do a dance to show support to others.

Year 3 Arithmetic Challenges

Year 3 Science Challenge

Year 3 learn about flowering plants. For this challenge we want you to look specifically at how seeds are dispersed (spread around). There is an Education City learning screen that you can use to help you with your research. Write your ideas on the activity sheet below or on paper.

We want you to investigate seed spinners too.

 

These seeds fall to the ground like a spinning helicopter. What tree are they from?

Have a go at making your own too!

Writing Challenge 9 - a leaflet

 

This week’s writing challenge combines Science, Sport and some ICT if you want to use it.  We’d like you to compose a leaflet detailing the benefits of exercise on our health.

 

We can all name some of the physical benefits of exercise but you should also consider the mental benefits as well as the social opportunities sport provides.  You may also wish to mention healthy eating and drinking.  Begin your writing task by going online and researching the topic, then think about how you are going to word your work.

 

Here are some websites that may help you -

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/exercise.html

https://www.getactivesports.com/benefits-of-exercise-for-children/

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/benefits-of-physical-activity-for-children

 

Take your time with this challenge; you have all week to get it right and to get it to a high standard.  Remember our writing process; pre-write (research notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.

 

We have included a Microsoft Publisher template, which you can type on and add images to.  You don’t have to use this but it’s there for you should you wish to do so.  If you do choose to use it, you could use the red writing as a guide as to what should be in each section or feel free to change it as you wish.  Make sure you delete the red writing to add in your own writing.

 

Have a go and submit your leaflet to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk.  Make sure you include 'Mr Hughes' in the subject bar.

 

Good luck and have fun!

Mr Hughes

Science Challenge 6

As part of keeping healthy you have to maintain a balanced diet. That's where science comes in.

 

This challenge is all about nutrition in our diet and finding that balance. There are lots of activities below linked to food nutrition and recipe ideas. There is lots to explore and discover.

 

Firstly, use the 'Meal Fact Cards Activity' below to think about where in the world these meals come from (answers on the Science page). Research them, make an educated guess, for example you may know that rice is a very popular dish in China, therefore a meal containing mainly rice may come from Asia.

Here is a map of the continents to help you too.

World continents and oceans map

Once you have completed this task you then need to start putting together a meal for a footballer or any other sports star. You will need to consider the nutritional value of the food. Often sport stars need lots of carbohydrates for energy and protein to help muscle growth. Use the 'Eat Well Guide' to help you out. Complete the 'My Full Time Recipe' activity.

 

Don't forget to drink plenty too, you could use the survey attached below to see how much fluid you take in one day!

 

Send your teacher your work by emailing it in to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk

 

Look forward to seeing your ideas!

 

You can see more examples and ideas on our Science page here.

Maths Challenge WB: 15th June - What time is it?

World Environment Day/World Ocean Day Challenges (wb 8.6.20):

 

This month, we are celebrating World Environment Day (Friday 5th June) and World Oceans Day (Monday 8th June). This is a time to think about and take action towards protecting our environment. Unfortunately, Britain has been experiencing a growing litter problem since the easing of lockdown restrictions with people leaving their rubbish in parks and on beaches! We would love for you to have your say and have ensured that some of this week’s challenges allow you to do so.

Science Challenges

Seeing challenges about plastic pollution and the ocean has us wondering about the water in our world.

The water in our world is ancient, it’s the same water the dinosaurs splashed about in and Jesus turned to wine!

Your challenge this week is to learn about the water cycle and how it goes round and round and round. There is a guide below and further guides and activities on the science page.

 

Check it out!

Writing Challenge 8

This week’s Writing Challenge is to write a formal, persuasive letter to the Environment Secretary, The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, expressing your concern about the growing litter problem and the impact littering has. In the main body of your letter, try to write two/three paragraphs which detail different ways that littering affects our environment and why it needs to be stopped (e.g. harmful to animals, destroys habitats, etc.). Remember to also make suggestions about what people can do to help and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with.

 

Before writing your letter, I would recommend carrying out some research. In particular, try to find some powerful facts and statistics which strengthen your argument and support the points you wish to make. You may find the following websites and video clip useful.

https://worldschildrensprize.org/litterfacts

https://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/land_pollution.php

Video clip - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwywmnb

 

I have also included a list of persuasive letter features, a persuasive writing word mat and a writing frame to start you off. Try to include some sentence types as well if you can. A ‘The more, the more’ and ‘If, if, if, then’ sentence would fit nicely in a piece of writing like this.

 

Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.

 

Have a go and submit your persuasive letter to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck!

DT/Geography Challenge:

When you bring a packed lunch to school, do you ever think about how much single-use plastic it contains? A lot of typical packed lunch items (including water bottles, crisps and snack bars) are all packaged with single-use plastic which is intended to be used only once before it is thrown away or recycled. The amount of plastic we use is causing considerable damage to the environment and is threatening thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals each year.

 

Lunchbox Challenge:

As it is World Oceans Day on Monday 8th June, we should do our part to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use. Your task is to make a packed lunch that does not contain any single-use plastic. However, using plastic in the form of Tupperware containers and reusable water bottles IS allowed as we can use this plastic again and again!

 

You will need to think about the food items you choose, taking into account how they are packaged. Consider wrapping snacks in tin foil or greaseproof paper instead!

 

If possible, take a picture of your packed lunch and submit it to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck!

Art/Geography Challenge:

Keeping with our theme this week, your task is to design a poster which deters people from littering. Think of a catchy slogan (e.g. “Put Litter in it's Place”, “Littering is for Losers”) and try to include some key facts which emphasise the huge negative impact that litter is having on our environment. Consider additional elements you want to include (e.g. rhetorical questions, powerful images) and be as creative as you can! Your poster needs to be eye-catching so don’t be afraid to experiment with using a variety of materials such as felt-tips, coloured pencils and tissue paper.

 

I have also included an example below which you may wish to magpie ideas from.

 

Have a go and submit your poster to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

 

Have fun and be creative!

Writing Challenge 5

This week's writing challenge will require a little bit research in order to produce a biography of the artist studied in your year group.  The year 3 artist is Georges Seurat.

 

My suggestion is that you go online and do some research to find out key information about the artist.  Wikipedia is a good starting point for this but be aware that Wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate. Try the following website for information and examples - https://www.ducksters.com/history/art

 

I have included a list of features of a biography so consult this while writing but also while researching so that you are noting down the key events and information in the artist's life.  Don't just copy and paste from websites because your work won't make sense.  Make notes and then use your wonderful writing talent to turn the notes into a fabulous biography.  Also included is an example of a biography on Roald Dahl so that you have an idea of what a finished biography should look like. 

 

Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.

 

Have a go and submit your biography to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk.  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck and have fun!

Mr Hughes

Art Challenges

This summer, we were due to learn about an artist called Georges Seurat and a new style of painting. Over the next few weeks Mr Hughes is going to post activities for you to learn all about Georges Seurat and Pointillism.

There are also some activities underneath now to try. You will need to know a little about the dotty technique called Pointillism.

Try to complete some of the new activities below to practice your shading and other pointillism techniques ready for a final piece.

Looking After Yourself

During the lockdown, you will be feeling upset, fed up, worried, tired and a whole range of emotions. It is important to continue to look after yourself, like you do in school, by using Relax resources and techniques. Visit the Mental Health Hub page by clicking the link below for more information from Miss Quigley and Miss Coleman.

Do a good deed every day this week. Have a look at the file below and Tweet us what you do or email me at teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk

Geography Challenge (From your classmate!)

Below are pictures of flags, drawn by none other than Luke from our class!

The challenge is this, can you name each flag?

Submit your answers to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk with 'Mr Hughes Class 3-1' in the subject line.

I look forward to seeing your answers.

 

If you have a challenge you want to set, let Mr Hughes know by sending him a message.

1. Which country does this flag represent?
2. Which country does this flag represent?
3. Which country does this flag represent?
4. Which country does this flag represent?
5. Which country does this flag represent?
6. Which country does this flag represent?
7. Which country does this flag represent?

Daily worksheet activities

Visit here every day to get a new Year 3 worksheet, a mixture of activities. You will probably need to print it off at home if you can. This was recommended by Isla blush

You should continue to quiz on any books you are reading at home, make sure you use the link below.

BBC are putting out information on Daily Lessons! Have a look at the timetable below to see what activities to do and when.

Then follow the link to the BBC Bitesize website to gain access to the activities.

Send an email to let Mr Hughes know how you get on!

We love Coding!

Now just because Mr Ravenscroft isn't visiting us, doesn't mean we have to stop coding! And Lauren hasn't stopped, she has completed Course C and with great results! Gold star for Lauren!

You can continue the course we undertook during computing lessons by clicking on the Code Studio website link below. Hopefully, you will have your login details. If not, just email teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk and ask.

Website Recommendations

Below are some websites recommended by children from our class or school. There is a great range of fun and educational activities here! If you want to recommend a website for your friends, just email it to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk

Websites for Home Learning

Our Home Learning Photo Gallery

Well done to everyone who has been completing activities at home. Below are some of the photos that have been emailed into me. See what your classmates have been getting up to!

Important Information

 

Year 3 are given homework every week. Spellings are given out on Monday. Children practice these throughout the week in school and should practice them at home throughout the week. Spelling homework is due the following Monday, when children will complete a spelling quiz on the words learnt.

English homework is set on Monday, to be completed by Wednesday. Maths homework is set on Wednesday, to be completed by Friday.

Homework can be set either in paper or online format. Online homework is through Education City and MyMaths, see the links below. Children have individual logins for these.

Your child will need help completing the homework. Thank you for your support!

We are Musicians!

During this half term, children in Year 3 have been learning to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Ode to Joy. We were assessed playing using good rhythm, pitch and technique. We are musicians!

Here are some samples of us playing.

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We are Performers!

This year the children performed an exciting twist on the classic Nativity. Taking inspiration from Strictly Come Dancing, the children gave a wonderful retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ through dances and interviews. Lights, Camel, Action! excited children and they worked well together.

We are Musicians!

We have been studying African music, thinking about how it makes us feel. It certainly got us up on our feet!

We then performed our own version of 'Siyahamba', which is a South African hymn and it mean 'We Are Marching'.

The children then performed to Year 4 who evaluated their performance. They were very impressed!

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We are Historians!

This term we have been studying the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and the Neolithic periods of the Stone Age and the Bronze and Iron Ages. Children have researched and studied different tools and how they have contributed to the survival of the early humans. We have visited Touchstone Museum in Rochdale, with tools that we have created, to have them critiqued by a real archaeologist. We have really enjoyed learning all about the prehistoric periods of human history!

See some of our photographs below.

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