St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Year 3 - Saint John Bosco 

Teacher: Mr Mount. Teaching Assistant: Mrs Guyatt & Mrs Buccheri

FYI...

Summer Reading Challenge 2020: Leicestershire Libraries are Going Digital!

Leicestershire Libraries are delivering the all-new Digital Only Summer Reading Challenge from The Reading Agency this summer so that they can reach as many children and families as possible.

Meet the Silly Squad and celebrate funny books!

  • Check out a host of Facebook launch events on Friday 5th June with authors and celebrities.
  • Children sign up to sillysquad.org.uk from Friday 5th June onwards to create a profile.
  • Read any books that make you happy, from digital to print.
  • Brilliant eBooks and eAudio to borrow from our libraries. Leicestershire’s Digital Library
  • Collect digital activities, competitions, games and rewards along the way.
  • Look out for extra special Leicestershire online activities in July and August.

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Friday 5th June

Good morning,

It was lovely to see lots of you on the Zoom video call yesterday afternoon. Apologies about the poor internet connection here in school. We will continue this next week. I'm planning on running it in smaller groups of roughly 10 which will mean it will be easier to chat and also might help the internet overload. I will let you know about this.

As it's end of the week, here is our Class Dojo Top 10 leaderboard:

1st with 71 - HW & JS

2nd with 68 - MM

3rd with 67 - HS

4th with 61 - MF & JB

5th with 56 - AP

6th with 54 - JO

7th with 53 - MC

8th with 51 - AL

9th with 48 - DC

10th with 47 - OT

Spelling test

Get an adult or brother/sister/dog/cat to test you on these 10 phonics words from the week:

belief, priest, field, heaven, pleasant, Christ, school, picture, adventure, creature

English - To write a narrative poem

You are to continue writing the remaining verses of your own Hansel & Gretel poem, using your storyboard from Tuesday to help. Each box of the storyboard represents a verse. There is a narrative poem activity sheet to help you organise your paragraphs attached below. Afterwards you can have a go at the rhyming game attached.

Maths - Challenges https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztrrn9q

Can you complete all 4 challenges?

RE - Choices LF1 To explore and discuss the actions of the two sons

Jesus told this story about two sons who made choices. Read this story from Matthew's gospel:

There was once a man who had two sons. He went to the older one and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.”

“I don’t want to,” he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. “Yes, sir,” he answered, but he did not go.

Which one of the two did what his father wanted?

Now Jesus was in the Temple teaching when he told this story, so he said to the people who were listening, “What do you think? Which of the two sons did what his father wanted?” And they all said, “the first.”

In your books answer these questions:

The first son

  1. What was his first choice?
  2. Why do you think he chose as he did?
  3. How do you think he felt?
  4. Can you think of some of the consequences of his choice?
  5. Can you think of reasons why he changed his mind? How did he feel?
  6. Do you think that was easy? Give reasons.
  7. Have you ever done something like this? When? Why?

The second son

  1. What did the second son choose?
  2. Why do you think he changed his mind?
  3. How do you think he felt?
  4. Have you ever done something like this? When? Why?

The father

  1. How do you think the father felt about his two sons?
  2. Why did the father react like this?

Well done yet again for all your hard work this week and for sending in photos of your great work your outdoor adventures.

I've attached a nature treasure hunt for you to try to complete when you are out and about on your walks, see how many of the things you can collect.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Mount

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 Narrative Poem Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Nature treasure hunt.pdfDownload
 Rhyming Game.pdfDownload
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Thursday 4th June

Good morning everyone,

Yet again, well done on yesterday's work, in particular your science investigation plans. It's interesting that we had some rain yesterday, the plants in the garden will be happy and now start to grow well. As you know my Dad is a farmer and he is delighted his prayers have been answered and that the crops have been watered!

Thank you for more outdoor photos I've received to add to our fantastic slideshow above.

Hopefully I'll see lots of you later on our Zoom video call. If you still need the login details, then please email me at the usual address and I will send details. Details are also posted in the class story section of Class Dojo. I will be on my laptop at school. I would like you to have with you either your favourite toy, book or teddy to share on screen with everyone.

Here's your guide for today:

Phonics These are words that use an alternative spelling for 'ch' using 'ture'. Write each one out 3 times.

picture, adventure, creature, future, nature, capture, feature, mixture, signature

Write a sentence that uses each.

English - To write a narrative poem

After looking at examples of narrative poems this week it is now time to have a go at writing one of your own. Using the Narrative Poetry Verse 1 Activity Sheet to help,  you are to write the first verse of your poem. Use lots of adjectives. You only need to concentrate on the first verse of your narrative poem to retell the story of Hansel and Gretel.

Maths - To find a non-unit fraction of an amount

Firstly have a read of the teaching and videos here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z78g47h

Have a go at activity 1 in your books. Activity 2 is optional.

Afternoon activity - hopefully lots of you will be on the Zoom video call at 2pm, so I am not going to set a big task. I have just attached a wordsearch that includes key words for our plants science topic.

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Take care,

Mr Mount

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 Narrative Poem Verse 1 Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning everyone,

Well done on all your work yesterday. I've added more photos for our great outdoors slideshow. Can you spot the reptile that SW spotted in Queens Park?

I have sorted a Zoom video call for 2pm on Thursday. If parents are happy with this, please send a message to the homework email and I will send you details of how to log in. This is a trial run and if successful will continue on a regular basis. Let's pray that the technology works!

Here's your guide for today:

Phonics

These are words that use an alternative pronunciation for 'ch'. Write each one out 3 times:

school, Christmas, chorus, Christ, chemical, headache, technical

Write a sentence that uses each.

English - To plan a narrative poem

Take a look at the attached mind map plan of the Hansel and Gretel story.

A mind map is used to record words and phrases that will help with planning. It does not necessarily need to be written in whole sentences.

Your activity is to create a mind map for Little Red Riding Hood poem that is attached.

Maths - To find the fraction of an amount

Firstly have a read of the teaching and video here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrytnrd

Have a go at activity 1 in your books. Afterwards you can have a go at online challenges in activities 2 and 3.

Science - Plants - To investigate what plants need to grow

THINK - What do you think plants need to help them grow?

Take a look at the powerpoint below.

Imagine we are to plan an experiment to test what a plant needs to grow. You don't need to do the experiment, just write a plan using the investigation planning sheet attached below (use the 3rd page). However if you did have some plant seeds at home and wanted to set up a little experiment to see in which conditions / position the seeds were to grow best, then please have a go.

Take a look at the video and quiz here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcmtk2p

You could also have a go at this 'growing a plant' game http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4013

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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 Activity Sheet Investigation Planner.pdfDownload
 Little Red Riding Hood Narrative Poem.pdfDownload
 Mind Map Example.pdfDownload
 What Do Plants Need to Grow Well.pptDownload
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Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning,

Well done on all of you getting back into the home schooling routine yesterday and sending in more great work.

I've added more photos to our great outdoors slideshow above for you to enjoy. Also in there are photos from OT's birthday last Friday. A belated happy birthday to you from all of us, looks like you had a fantastic day. I love the Minecraft bouncy castle and pinata!

I am looking to try out a Zoom video call with all of you this Thursday at 2pm. It is optional but I thought it would be great to see one another. This can be done on phones, laptops, ipads - more details and instructions to follow.

When you are out walking you might like to try some of these activities. Some of you I think have ticked off some of the activities!

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30-days-wild-homeschooling

Remember to get some exercise during the day, either on your walk, on your bike or watching Joe Wicks at 9am.

Here's your guide for today:

Phonics

These are words that use an alternative pronunciation for 'ea'. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

head, deaf, ready, bread, heaven, feather, pleasant, breakfast

Write a sentence that uses each.

English - To plan a narrative poem

Take a look at the story of Hansel and Gretel. Think to yourself about these questions - Can you spot any of the features of a narrative poem? Was there a rhythm to the poem? Was there repetition? Did the poem tell a story?

Your activity is to draw out a storyboard as planning for your own version of this narrative poem. Use the storyboard attached to give you an idea for layout (Use the storyboard on the second page with 6 boxes on as an example to follow). Sketch each scene and write short notes underneath.

Maths - Marking fractions on a number line above 1

Firstly watch the 2 video clips here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfxw7nb

Have a go at activity 1 in your books. If you want to challenge yourself with more, have a go at activity 2.

RE

We are starting a topic entitled CHOICES. Today we are to explore ideas about choices having consequences.

In our lives we make lots of choices, some good, some bad. All choices have consequences. They have   consequences for you and other people. A consequence is a result of something a person does.

Read this short story:

It was holiday time, and lots of children were playing in the park. Tom and Andrew had met some of their friends and were looking forward to a good game of football. Just then, along came Paul. “Just look,” said Tom, “he’s got his sister with him!” And there she was. Jane was dressed in her shorts and was wearing new trainers. “What have you brought her for?” asked Andrew. “I had to choose,” said Paul. “Mum said I could come if I brought Jane, but if not, I would have to play with her at home.”

“It’s all right,” said Jane, “I can play football. I’ve been practising at home, and I’ve got my new trainers.” Tom liked Jane. He’d seen her kicking a football in the school playground and knew she wouldn’t spoil the game, but he felt a bit afraid of saying so. He thought Andrew wouldn’t be friends with him if he did.

“Hurry up,” shouted the rest of the gang. “Aren’t you going to play today?” It was now or never. “Come on Jane,” said Tom, “we’d better put our football boots on and show them.” Then he turned to Andrew, “Give her a chance,” he said. The game started before Andrew had a chance to answer. And they all enjoyed it. Tom, Paul and Andrew, and of course, Jane. None of them regretted that Paul had brought his sister with him.

Now answer these questions in your book:

  1. What two choices did Mum give Paul?
  2. What do you think Paul said to his Mum?
  3. How do you think Jane felt when she heard what Tom said, and what Andrew said?
  4. How do you think Paul felt?
  5. What were the consequences of Paul’s choice?
  6. What choices have you had to make recently? How did you choose and what were the consequences?

 

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Monday 1st June

Good morning everyone,

I hope you've all had a lovely half term break and you've enjoyed the lovely weather. Thank you for the wonderful photos of the great outdoors that you sent in, they are in the slideshow above for you to enjoy. I had a great half term with my family and made the most of being outside away from the laptop! I've also been busy writing your school reports!

Yesterday was Pentecost and I've included a few of your drawings above amongst your rainbows.

In the month of June, the Wildlife Trust is running a 30 Days Wild campaign, take a look at there web page, you might like to join in -  https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/. I've attached your wildlife passport that gives you ideas of the things you could do during the month.

For your home schooling today, here's your guide:

Phonics

Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use an alternative pronunciation for 'ie'. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters. Can you also write out a sentence using each of the words.

chief, brief, field, shield, priest, shriek, thief, relief, belief

English - To identify features of a poem

We are starting a unit on poetry. Take a look at the powerpoint attached below on "Identifying a narrative poem".

After reading through the powerpoint and focusing on the Little Red Riding Hood poem, complete page 1 of the activity sheet where you need to pick out examples of the various features.

Maths - To place fractions on a number line

Firstly have a read of the teaching here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm8g47h

Have a go at activity 1 in your books. Afterwards you can have a go at online challenges in activities 2 and 3.

Topic - Science - Plants

This half term in science we are looking at plants.

Today's focus is to identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants.

Take a look at the plants powerpoint that explains the parts of a plant.

Activity - draw a plant showing the root, stems, leaves and flower. For each of the 4 parts write a short description of what they do. You could even go out and take a look at a real flower in the garden. Make sure to ask your parents before pulling it out the ground!

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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 Identifying a Narrative Poem.pptDownload
 Narrative Poetry Features Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Parts of Plants.pptDownload
 Wildlife Trust 30 Days wild passport.pdfDownload
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Friday 22nd May

As it's the last day of the week, here is our current Class Dojo leaderboard top 10:

1st with 63 - JS

2nd with 62 - HW

3rd with 59 - HS

4th with 57 - MM

5th with 52 - AP & JB

6th with 49 - MF & AK

7th  with 48 - JO

8th with 46 - AL

9th with 41 - MC

10th with 40 - OT

All very high scores, well done. As a class we have a massive total of 855, well done everyone.

Here is your work guide for today.

Why not start your day with PE with Joe Wicks or alternatively get outside during the day for a nice walk, cycle or run around.

Spelling Test - Get an adult or a brother/sister to test you on these words from this week's phonics:

found, mountain, about, secure, mature, where, white, whisper, computer, huge

 Have a go on Dragon's Den select 'Phase 5' and 'revise all phase 5'.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

English

Attached is the grammar sheet for Friday. If you want to challenge yourself you could choose the "grammar spicy", the choice is yours. The answers are on there too for you check and self-assess.

Maths Challenges

Have a go at the 4 challenges on here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znvf382

Check how many you got write with the answers on there.

PSHE activity

Following on from our "Amazing  Person" activity on Wednesday, take a look at the "How can you be kind to yourself?" activity below and fill out the hearts.

Pentecost Sunday - celebrated 50 days after Easter -  falls a week on Sunday May 31. As we have been learning this event is celebrated to commemorate the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

Prayer writing - in the Pentecost writing frame attached below - either the dove or the fire - write a thanksgiving prayer - for either your family, the class, the school or the world.

 Well done for all your hard work this half term and adapting to this new way of learning, you have all been superstars. Have a lovely half term week's break with your families. All I ask you to do is to read regularly and have a go at Times Tables Rockstars. If you haven't got your login details, please email me and I will send it to you so you can join in the times table fun.

Over half term, if you see any lovely wildlife and nature while out on your walks or while at home you create some lovely art and craft or even bake something, post them on the Class Dojo portfolio for everyone to see.

Have a lovely week and hopefully see you all sometime in the month of June. Take care,

Mr Mount  :)

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*Take a look at the video on here of the Week 4 missionary challenge from our academy chaplain*

http://chaplaincyblog.aquinas-cmat.org/2020/05/06/missionary-discipleship/

 

Thursday 21st May

Good morning everyone,

First of all a very happy birthday to AP, I hope you have a lovely day.

Thank you for all your great work yesterday, especially your Wellbeing Wednesday work, showing how amazing you all are! There is a slideshow below of your wonderful Roman coliseums and gladiator shields.

It's Ascension Day today. You will read about this in this afternoon's RE.

Why not start off your day with PE with Joe Wicks or get outside during the day for a nice walk, cycle  or run around.

Phonics

Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use 'ou' . Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

out, about, cloud, scout, found, proud, sprout, sound, loudest, mountain

Can you think of any more 'ou' words?

Have a go on the Buried Treasure game here and select Phase 5 and 'ou'.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

English

Attached is the grammar sheet for Thursday. If you want to challenge yourself you could choose the "grammar spicy", the choice is yours. The answers are on there too for you check and self-assess.

Maths To understand unit and non-unit fractions

First take a look at the video on Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgxhbk

Take a read through the explanation text. Have a go at the interactive activities 1,2 and 3. You can choose whether to just do the one if you understand it well or do all of them. Your choice.

Then do the activity 4 worksheet. Optional - If want more of a challenge, have a go at the Equivalent fractions extension.

RE We have now come to the end of our "Pentecost - Energy" unit. Take a quiet moment to listen to this song and wonder about these: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zEiiZi2DKk)

  • The energy of wind and of fire.
  • The best use of the power of wind and fire.
  • The inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
  • As today is Ascension day let us remember the story of what happened - take a look at the powerpoint and watch this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFw8pLBSIo

Take a moment to reflect on these:

  • The power and energy of the Holy Spirit.
  • How the apostles changed after the coming of the Holy Spirit.
  • The gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • Christians use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to help others.

THINK How can I use my gift of energy for my own good and to help others? Think of ways of using the energy of the Holy Spirit to do things at home or in the class which would help others.  ACTIVITY Write all of your ideas as a mind map or poster.

(some ideas - being kind to others, helping others when they are stuck, trying hard with your work, caring for God's creation, being brave in difficult situations, caring for your family)

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

 

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Wednesday 20th May

Good morning everyone,

As well as being Ascension Day tomorrow, it is also AP's birthday - unfortunately another birthday we won't be able to celebrate in person. However if you would like to write/draw/colour a birthday message, then please email or post on Class Dojo.

Why not start off your day with PE with Joe Wicks or get outside during the day for a nice walk or run around. Mr Mount went for a 5 mile lunchtime walk yesterday and saw some calves, can you spot them in the slideshow above?

I want to start off something on a Wednesday called "Wellbeing Wednesday"...I would like you to take a moment during the day to have a go at the Wellbeing Wednesday activity below and to write out all the things that make you all **AMAZING**.

Here's your guide for the day:

Phonics

Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use 'ure'. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

lure, pure, cure, secure, manure, mature

Can you think of any more 'ure' words?

Have a go on the Buried Treasure game here and select Phase 5 and 'u-e'.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

English

Attached is the grammar sheet for Wednesday. If you want to challenge yourself you could choose the "grammar spicy", the choice is yours. The answers are on there too for you check and self-assess.

Maths To identify the fraction shaded

First take a look at the video on Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmg47h

Have a go at activity 1. If you want to challenge yourself further, have a go at activity 2 as well (optional).

Romans topic

Activity 1 . Have a go at the Roman leisure and entertainment reading comprehension.

Activity 2. To design or make a Roman shield.

Take a look at the Roman shield powerpoint. Your task is to design, draw and colour your own shield. Or if you are feeling adventurous have a go at making one, painting one.

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Well done for all the great work you are doing, it puts a smile on my face everyday when I see all the fantastic hard work you are sending in. Make sure you take a moment too today to thank your parents for supporting you with tasks, they are doing great too.

Have a great Wednesday. Take care,

Mr Mount

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Tuesday 19th May

Good morning everyone,

I've received more lovely wildlife photos and added to our slideshow. It's great that you are getting out and about. Also it's great that you are taking notice of all the nature around. If you spot anything on your daily walks please email them in and I will add to our beautiful slideshow. I've also added more newspaper reports to our year 3 newspaper slideshow below. I wanted to share with you this song made by school children. Unfortunately Mr Mount isn't musical enough to do this! The words are lovely, very uplifting and very relevant at the moment - enjoy sometime today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAVCHH6ZO2s

Why not start off your day with PE with Joe Wicks or get outside during the day for a run around. Here's your guide for the day:

Phonics As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use wh. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

when, what, which, where, why, whenever, wheel, whisper, white.

Can you think of any more wh words?

You could also have a go on the Buried Treasure game here and select Phase 5 and 'wh'.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

English

Attached is the grammar activity sheet for today. If you want to challenge yourself you could choose the "grammar spicy", the choice is yours. The answers are on there too for you check and self-assess.

Maths To identify and write fractions

We going to have another look at fractions to consolidate our knowledge. First take a look at the 2 explanation videos on Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

Have a go at activity 2. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at activity 2 as well (optional). If you want to you can have a go at the quiz in activity 1.

RE - To describe and give examples of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit enable people to live as Christians. There are seven particular gifts, which are linked together and help people to lead good lives and make use of the gifts they have. These gifts should be used to help others.

Wisdom – that is the gift to be sensible and not to jump to conclusions but be thoughtful.

Understanding – enables people to be compassionate and to take time to find out and be able to appreciate what is happening.

Counsel – means using wisdom and understanding to come to a good decision about something.

Fortitude – there are times when everyone needs to be brave in standing up for what they believe to be right and holy.

Knowledge – without knowledge you cannot make right judgements or have an understanding. It takes practice to have true knowledge.

Piety – this is about reverence and respect for God, for one another and for oneself.

Fear of the Lord - this gift enables people to recognise the awe and wonder of God and be amazed by the love and goodness of God.

 Activity

  1. Which of the gifts of the Holy Spirit do you think is the most important to you? (give reasons for your choice).
  2. Create a mind-map or poster for one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and show examples of how these are lived out by believers at home, in school or parish (for example - "understanding" - at home being considerate of other people's feelings and being caring; at school - be nice to friends if they are upset; in the parish - understanding those who might be your help).

 

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Monday 18th May

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend. Thank you for all the beautiful photos you sent in of the great outdoors, what wonderful wildlife and scenery - take a moment to enjoy the slideshow above. Thank you for all your great newspaper reports on Friday. There is a slideshow of them below, our very own Year 3 class newspaper.

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics

As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the split digraph u-e. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

June, flute, prune, rude, rule, huge, cube, tube, use, computer

Can you think of any more u-e words?

You could have a go on the Buried Treasure phonics game here and select Phase 5 and 'u-e'.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

English -  This week we are going to focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Attached is the grammar activity for Monday. If you want to challenge yourself you could choose the "grammar spicy", the choice is yours. The answers are on there too for you check and self-assess.

Maths - Problem solving. challenges

Have a go at the maths challenges here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4gkwty

Have a go at challenge 1 & 2. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at 3 & 4. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

Topic - Roman Colosseum

Take a look at the powerpoint all about the Colosseum.

In your books, write down 5 interesting facts about the Colosseum.

Art/DT - To draw or make your own Colosseum

Your choice - you can sketch the colosseum or alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, you could make the colosseum? From lego? Using plastercine? Using some card?

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Friday 15th May

Good morning everyone,

First of all, let's wish AJ and AK a very happy birthday. It's a shame we're not all together to wish you a very happy birthday in person. We hope you enjoy the messages sent in that are in the slideshow above. Have a great day!

As it's the last day of the week, here is our current Class Dojo leaderboard. I've extended it to the "Top 6".

1st with 52 - HW

2nd with 51- JS

3rd with 47 - HS

4th with 45 - MM

5th with 43 - AP

6th with 39 - MF

All very close. There are lots of you getting lots of dojos, all due to all your hard work. As a class we have a massive total of 684, well done everyone on all your great work this week.

Here is your work schedule guide for today.

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Spelling Test - Get an adult or a brother/sister to test you on these words from this week's phonics:

threw, knew, draw, lawn, launch, author, these, complete

English - To write a newspaper report - use yesterday's planning sheet to write out your newspaper report. Attached is a newspaper template or alternatively you can write it out in that format in your books. These are the key aspects that you should look to include: written in the past tense, written in the third person (he, she, they), divided into paragraphs, include a quote. If you send in photographs of your newspaper report I will post our class online newspaper!

Maths - Multiplication and division problem solving.

First take a look at the explanation videos on Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvbrj6

Have a go at activity 1. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the online challenge in activity 2.

Topic - Roman Chariots

Most travel in ancient Rome was by cart (or chariot) pulled by oxen, by walking, or by boat. Chariots were used for travel on the Roman roads when there was no need to carry a lot of weight. Chariots were sometimes used by the military. But the real use of chariots in ancient Rome was for racing.

Write out this text in your book about chariots. Choose from the word bank below for the missing words:

What is a Chariot?

A chariot is a light_____________, they usually have ______ wheels, ___________ by one or more___________, They were often used to carry ______ standing people, a driver and a fighter using ___________________.

___________were used for War, ____________ and racing.

A popular racing arena was called ________ ____________.

Chariots have large __________ so they can roll over most surfaces and obstacles, they also go faster with minimal effort.

Missing word bank: vehicle, horses, hunting , two, weapons, faster, pulled, chariots, wheels, Circus Maximus

If you would like to make a chariot, attached is a model for you to make your own, along with a model to make of a Roman emperor to ride in your chariot.

Photo Challenge Yet again over the weekend if you see any lovely pieces of nature or interesting buildings while out on a walk, email them in and I will post them up on our webpage for everyone to see on Monday morning.

Well done for all your hard work this week and for sending in photos of your great work. Have a lovely weekend with your families and switch off from school work.

Take care and God bless,

Mr Mount

 

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You're doing great work, well done!

Thursday 14th May

Good morning everyone,

I was really pleased again to receive great work from yesterday's tasks. Well done everyone. The Class Dojo leaderboard at the moment is all very close. Results for the week will be revealed tomorrow. Also tomorrow is AJ and AK's birthdays. If you would like to share a birthday message with them or even draw a colourful message for them, email them to me and I will post them on our web page.

Here's your guide for today:

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use 'ew':

blew, chew, grew, drew, crew, brew, flew, threw, few, new, knew, nephew

Do you know any more words that use 'ew'?

English - To plan a newspaper article

You are to imagine you are a newspaper reporter, writing a report for the Loughborough Echo all about an event that happened yesterday. It could be about a football match, a dance show, a birthday party, the opening of a zoo in Loughborough - it's your choice, use your imagination. Take a look at the "Planning a newspaper report" powerpoint first. Then fill out the newspaper report plan in note form (use the first page planning grid of the document). Then tomorrow we will be writing up the newspaper report in full sentences.

Maths - To divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

First take a look at the explanation videos on Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkdjhv

The activity is your choice - If you want to get confident with this, have a go at activity 1. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at activity 2. If you want to do a further extension activity, you can have a go at activity 3.

RE To describe how we can use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to serve others

Start by reading aloud this prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Our school mission statement says "With Jesus as our guide we promise to care for one another, to work hard and to build a community in Christ’s love".

Activity - Your choice - do either of these activities:

  • Write your own Holy Spirit prayer.
  • Describe ways in which as a school we can use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to serve others? (Think - charities to help, helping those in need, knowing right from wrong - what sort of things could we do? how we should behave in school?)

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

 Good morning everyone,

Thank you for all the emails and Class Dojo portfolios I'm receiving with great work and very neat presentation. It makes me happy and very proud of how hard you are working with your parents. Give yourselves a big pat on the back! Keep up the great work. Remember that what I am posting is a guide, all I expect is you do your best. I'm also enjoying hearing all the other creative and fun activities you are doing at home.

Please always put the learning objective at the top of each piece of work. These are based on the Year 3 expectations. If you need a second book you can pop by school and collect a new one from reception. Please can we all pray for warmer weather, my lunchtime walk yesterday was very chilly!

Here's your guide for the day:

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use 'aw'. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

saw, paw, raw, claw, jaw, lawn, yawn, law, shawl, drawer

Can you think of any more 'aw' words?

English - To use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

In a newspaper report there will be quotes from people. A quote is something that was said by someone involved in the news story. I have attached below this week's issue of First News for you to enjoy reading in your own time if you wish. Take a look at page 3 - can you spot a quote?

Watch the 2 videos here under the "Learn" section to learn more about inverted commas. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7s6t39

Have a go at the inverted commas activity number 3 in your books.

Finally if you wish you can have a go at the quiz in activity 4.

Maths - To multiply 2 digits by 1 digit

In our Maths we are now following activities on BBC Bitesize.

First take a look at the slideshow. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4gcqt

If you want more tips take a look at activity 1.

Then have a go at the activity 3 in your yellow book. The answers are there also for you to check.

 

Take a break to watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

The Roman emperors

Take a look at this web page https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8/articles/z2sm6sg

In particular take a look at the video "Who were the Roman emperors".

In your books write 3 facts about these emperors: Julius Caesar, Claudius and Nero.

 

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a lovely day,

Mr Mount :)


This Week's First News

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning everyone,

Well done for all your work yesterday. There were some fantastic drawings of Roman aqueducts - there's a gallery of a few below (including an actual aqueduct that JS has been to). Thank you for the lovely VE Day photos that you sent in.

Here's your guide for the day:

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics

Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use 'au'. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

Paul, launch, haunted, August, author, automatic

Can you think of any more 'au' words?

English - To use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).

A preposition is a word or phrase used to describe a place, time or movement that would be useful language to use in a newspaper report. Take a look at the powerpoint attached to give you more information about prepositions. Afterwards have a go at the activity in the file attached below.

Maths - To multiply and divide by 8

In our Maths we are now following activities on BBC Bitesize.

First take a look at the slideshow. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

Then have a go at the activity 1 in your yellow book.

 

Take a break to watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

RE To describe ways in which Christians ‘live out’ the gifts of the Holy Spirit

On Pentecost day, God’s Holy Spirit showered gifts upon the friends of Jesus, gifts which were different kinds of energy, gifts which transformed them. To help Christians live as followers of Jesus the Holy Spirit gives them different kinds of gifts so everyone can help one another.

Enjoy this video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M

Read Saint Paul's letter to the Corinthians. Paul reminds the people that everyone has different abilities but that the Holy Spirit helps them in different ways.

In your books answer these questions:

  1. What does Paul tell us God gives to everyone?
  2. What different gifts/energies does Paul tell us God gives to different people?
  3. What are these to be used for?
  4. What gift/energy, do you think God has given to you?
  5. What gift/energy, would you like to have? Why?

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day. Take care,

Mr Mount

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Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekends. Did you do anything special for VE day on Friday? I enjoyed watching the interesting programmes on TV all about it. We made Union Jack flags to hang outside our house and we went out in our street to sing old war songs. If you have any photos of what you did, email them in to share on our page.

We must send our belated birthday wishes to MC, whose birthday it was last Thursday. He  has posted on Class Dojo a great photo of his birthday cake.

I hope you all managed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine over the weekend, on Friday and Saturday anyway! Thank you for the lovely nature photos you have sent in to brighten up our Monday. In the slideshow above there are butterflies, tortoises, a bird's nest, lovely flowers and  beautiful blue skies. I've also included in there the bluebells that I saw on my walk. It makes us realise how we should be grateful for all of God's beautiful creation.

Here is your work guide for the day:

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics Practice your cursive handwriting writing out these words that use the split digraph e-e. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters.

these, even, theme, gene, scene, complete, extreme

Can you think of any more e-e words?

English Newspaper Reports - To write in the past tense

Newspaper reports are written in the past tense, something that happened yesterday.

For regular past tense verbs, we add 'ed', for example - He walked 10 miles for charity. However there are lots of irregular past tense verbs. Write out the past tense of these verbs (the first one is done for you):

think > thought; write; go; see; fly; catch; bring; buy; stand; sit; throw; take; make; run; do.

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

After watching Newsround, write a paragraph in the past tense about what the news was about.

Maths - To multiply and divide my 3

Lesson details here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkvbdm

Then have a go at the activity (attached below) in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

Topic - What did the Romans invent?

Take a look at the Roman facts powerpoint. The Romans were responsible for introducing many aspects of life to Britain that we still use today.

Here are a few: the calendar we use today, central heating, aqueducts (water bridges), public libraries, firemen, police, bricks, heated baths.

1. Which of these do you think is the most important? Give your reason why.

2. Order them from 1 to 8 with how important you think they are (number 1 being the most important).

Watch this clip about what the Romans invented: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxy3cdm

Concrete played an important part in Roman building, helping them construct structures like aqueducts (water bridges) that included arches.

3. Can you draw an aqueduct - to help you use slide 3 of the Powerpoint or search on Google for a picture.

 

As always you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

 Have a great day,

Mr Mount

 

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Thursday 7th May

Good morning everyone,

Today is the last day of school work for the week as tomorrow is a Bank Holiday and also VE Day.

VE Day is Victory in Europe Day, when we remember this day from May 8th 1945. It was a public holiday and day of celebration to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in World War 2. Attached is a powerpoint to tell you more about VE Day. Start your day with the VE Day wordsearch showing some key words.

As it's the last day of the week, here is our current Class Dojo leaderboard.

1st with 42 - HW

2nd with 41 - JS

3rd with 39 - HS

All very close. There are lots of you with scores in the 30s. As a class we have a total of 573, well done everyone. I am very proud of all what you are doing!

Here is your work schedule guide for today.

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Spelling Test - Get an adult or a brother/sister to test you on these words from this week's phonics

amaze, escape, same, argue, rescue, value, repeat, least, treat

English Newspaper Reports - attached is a newspaper report about VE Day - have a go at the comprehension questions.

Maths - To subtract money

Summer Term, week 3, lesson 3 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

VE Day activities

Many people found out about the end of the war because the church bells started ringing. Lots of people came out onto the street dressed in red, white and blue, the colours of the Union Jack flag. They held parties in the street to celebrate with everyone that the war was over. Because of rationing there wasn’t lots of food for sale so everyone coming to the party had to bring something. The King and Queen waved to everyone from the balcony of Buckingham palace. Everyone stayed up and there were bonfires and fireworks to celebrate.

Imagine you have to organise the street party - attached is a VE Day street party planning sheet to help you organise your party. How would you celebrate?

I've also attached a 'code cracking for beginners activity' and 'WW2 Spitfire paper craft activity' if you wanted to take a look at them.

Tomorrow on VE day there is a 2 minute's silence at 11am. At 2.45pm on BBC1 you can watch Winston Churchill's famous victory speech.

Well done for all your hard work this week and for sending in photos of your great work.

Have a lovely long weekend with your families. Over the weekend if you see any lovely bits of nature - flowers or even wildlife - in your garden or when you go out on your daily walk, please email them in and I will put together a gallery to brighten up our Monday morning.

Take care and God bless,

Mr Mount

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Wednesday 6th May

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well. I am thrilled with all the lovely emails I am receiving with great work. Well done for all the effort you are putting in. Here is your work schedule for today. As always, do your best and don't worry if you don't finish everything.

Take a look at this video by Joe Hopkins, Lead Lay Chaplain of the St Ralph Sherwin CMAT. The challenge this week is to get in touch with someone with a message of hope or just to have a chat and check they are ok, and then challenge them to do the same. Here is Joe's video: https://youtu.be/0u7p7U2qaBE

Have a go at the challenge some time this week - you could ring someone, send a text, an email or write a letter to your classmates or write a letter to Fr Paul or Fr Simon or Miss Jordan.

Try and get some exercise in your day. You could start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

I went for a lunchtime walk yesterday and saw some beautiful bluebell flowers. I will take a photo next time to share with you all.

Phonics

As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the 'ea' grapheme

read, meat, treat, heap, least, steamy, repeat

Can you think of any other words that use 'ea'?

English - To recognise newspaper report features

Take a look at the powerpoint showing an example newspaper report. In your books answer these questions:

  1. What is the name of the newspaper?
  2. What is the headline?
  3. What is the caption under the picture?

Look at the first paragraph - the introductory paragraph which gives us key information - the 5Ws (Who, what, where, when, why).

  1. When did this event happen?
  2. Where did this happen?
  3. What happened?
  4. Who found the shape burnt into the grass?
  5. What tense is the report written in?
  6. A quote is something that has been said by someone interviewed - write out a quote from Mr Jafari.
  7. What is the name of the policeman?

Maths - To add money

Summer Term, week 3, lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on. If you wanted to do more maths questions, I have also attached an "Adding Money Extension".

 

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

Topic Roman houses.

The Romans built grand country houses called ' villas '.

Take a look at the powerpoint all about Roman houses.

Also have a read of this https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/ztqg4wx

Task - Write 4 facts about Roman villas. If you want to, you could try and draw a Roman villa.

 

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

 

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Tuesday 5th May

 Good morning everyone,

Thank you for all the great work sent in from yesterday. You are all doing fantastically well. Remember the daily outline is a guide, so do your best and if you fall behind by a couple of days, don't worry. Here is your work outline for today.

Please could parents fill out this survey all about how you are finding home schooling, thank you.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6X6A372YaE24KJDknNKQ_V0ZMhw8zEtMtG7iJdYeG9hUNkUxRUpNOFYyS1g0RUc0WERENEozQlgwWC4u   

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics

Practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the 'ue' grapheme:

venue, value, pursue, queue, statue, rescue, argue, issue, tissue

Can you think of any other words that use 'ue'?

English - Newspaper comprehension

We are moving on from play scripts to a block of work on writing newspaper reports. To start off this work, read the Roman coin newspaper report and answer the comprehension questions.

Maths - Convert pounds and pence

Summer Term, week 3, lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

RE To describe ways in which Pentecost is celebrated

Thank you for all your fabulous drawings last week showing Pentecost, a few are in the gallery above.

The Church itself is part of the Pentecost story. Each year, Christians remember and celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, the new energy, the new power that he gives to the friends of Jesus.

Read the attached script about Pentecost. Afterwards answer these questions:

  1. Why is Pentecost known as ‘the birthday of the Church’?
  2. Why does the priest wear red vestments at Pentecost?
  3. Why would parishes celebrate richness and diversity especially on Pentecost Day?

 Take a look at the words from a song called The Holy Spirit in the file below. Pick your favourite 3 lines from the song. Write out the 3 lines in your book. For each line say:

(1) Why you have chosen this line and (2.)What you feel the words mean.

Finish your day by listening to this song about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Record in your books the fruits of the Spirit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rezg4jYFoj0

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Monday 4th May

 Good morning everyone,

 I hope you all had enjoyable and relaxing weekend after all your hard work last week.

 Try to get some exercise during your day - you could start your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the split digraph a-e. Write each one out 3 times - slowly and neatly, joining all the letters. made, make, take, game, race, same, snake, amaze, escape

Can you think of any more a-e words?

 English - have a go at the "The Captivating Colosseum" and "Live Like An Emperor" short comprehensions attached.

 Maths - Fractions Test - To finish our block on fractions ( I hear a sigh of relief!) and to see how good you are, have a go at the test questions attached. The answers are also attached for you to check your answers afterwards. Tomorrow we will be starting a block on money.

 Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 Topic work - Roman Baths

The Romans loved to keep clean and bathing was a sociable experience that the Roman people enjoyed sharing together. The Romans also built their baths in the countries they conquered and re-established under Roman rule. There are many fine examples of Roman bathhouses in Britain.

Take a look at the PowerPoint below and watch this short video clip:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8grkqt

Imagine you are a rich Roman who has just opened a bathhouse. Use the information from the powerpoint and video to produce a poster to describe the features of your Roman Bathhous.

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a good day,

Mr Mount

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Friday 1st May

Good morning everyone,

Well done on all your work this week! Thank you for all the fantastic work you have been emailing and sharing with me, you are making me very proud. Thank you to all the parents for all their support with this.

Please could parents fill out this survey all about how you are finding home schooling, thank you.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6X6A372YaE24KJDknNKQ_V0ZMhw8zEtMtG7iJdYeG9hUNkUxRUpNOFYyS1g0RUc0WERENEozQlgwWC4u   

As it is Friday, here is our Class Dojo leaderboard.

1st with 34 - HW

2nd with 31 - JS

3rd with 29 - HS

Here is your work schedule for today.

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Spelling Test

Get an adult or a brother/sister to test you on these words from this week's phonics

explode

those

inside

shine

tried

replied

stray

delay

English - comprehension

Below is a "birds in your garden comprehension". This week I have been excited because we have a blue tit nesting in our garden. You can decide which questions you want to answer - choose the 1 star questions on page 3; the 2 star questions on page 7 or the 3 star questions on page 11. The answers are also on their for you to check.

At 11am take part in Friday’s ‘Big School Get Together’ -  ndcys.com/gettogether 

Afterwards in your books write a short prayer of thanks. Here is an example short prayer that I said this morning:

Dear God, thank you for all my friends and my family that care for me. Thank you for creating all the nature and the beautiful world around us. Please help those that are ill at the moment. Thank you for our food and water. Thank you for all the things that make a happy world. Amen

Maths

Have a go at the fractions word problems. The answers are there when you have finished.

Romans

In the earlier Roman times, the Roman people believed in many different gods and goddesses whom they believed controlled different aspects of their lives.

Research facts about one of their gods. Can you have a go at sketching one of them.

You can research facts yourself or use the attached powerpoint.

 Well done for all your hard work this week and for sending in photos of your great work.

Read a book, a magazine or a newspaper over the weekend and record in your yellow book what you read.

 Have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Mr Mount

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Thursday 30th April

 Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well. I'm definitely not enjoying the change in the weather. I'm praying for the sunshine to return! Well done for all the work you are doing at home. All I expect is that you do your best. The work I post here every day is set as a guide. If you don't manage to do it all or fall behind a day, don't worry. I would recommend you at least do some English (writing or reading) and maths every day.

Here is your suggested schedule for today.

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the split digraph o-e

bone, pole, home, alone, those, stone, woke, note, explode, envelope

Can you think of any other o-e words?

English - playscripts Using your notes from yesterday, write out part or all of your traditional tale as a play script. Attached is an example play script of Little Red Riding Hood. This is a guide for the layout - yours does not need to be that long. Also attached is a play script template as a guide how to lay it out.

Maths - Fractions problem solving Summer Term, week 2, lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

Take 15 minutes to read your book.

RE - Energy topic Take a look at this scripture reading from the Acts of the Apostles that describes the coming of the Holy Spirit.

When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong and powerful wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

There were Jews living in Jerusalem, religious people who had come from every country in the world. When they heard this noise, a large crowd gathered. They were all excited, because all of them heard the believers talking in their own languages. In amazement and wonder they exclaimed, “These people who are talking like this are Galileans! How is it, then, that all of us hear them speaking in our own native languages? We are from many different countries yet all of us hear them speaking in our own languages about the great things that God has done!” Amazed and confused, they kept asking one another, “What does this mean?” But others made fun of the believers, saying, “These people are drunk!”

 Then Peter stood up with the apostles and in a loud voice began to speak to the crowd. “Fellow-Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, listen to me and let me tell you what this means. These people are not drunk, they are filled with God’s Holy Spirit.”

This is what the prophet Joel spoke about: God says: “I will pour out my Spirit on everyone and they will proclaim my message.” Awe and wonder came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.

Attached below are pictures that interpret this scene described in the scripture. Have a go at drawing and colouring your own picture that represents this scene as people were filled with the Holy Spirit.

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a good day,

Mr Mount

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Wednesday 28th April

 Good morning everyone,

Thank you for all the work sent in so far this week. I've posted a few photos above of some of the great work I've been receiving. There have been some great Roman soldiers and shields, and lovely ideas of how you can act like an apostle.

Here is your work schedule for today. Don't worry if you don't manage to complete all the tasks every day, just do your best!

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Phonics

As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the split digraph i-e

like, time, pine, ripe, shine, slide, prize, nice, invite, inside

Can you think of any more spilt digraph i-e words?

 English - playscripts

Take a look at the Powerpoint that shows how to write a play script.

Think of a traditional tale you know well - The 3 Little Bigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Hansel and Gretel, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Bean Stalk or another of your choice.

Today, write notes mapping out the story. These notes will help you write the play script version tomorrow.

 *Take a break!*

Maths - Fractions problem solving. Summer Term, week 2, lesson 3 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

 Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 *Enjoy some lunch!*

 Romans

In Britain a lot of place names originate from Roman names. If you have an atlas or by using Google to look at a map of Britain - in your books write a list of the places in Britain that end in 'chester' and 'caster'.

The Roman Emperor Hadrian is best known for building a wall across northern Britain which helped the Romans defend their occupied land. Take a look a the powerpoint below.

Imagine you are one of the soldiers that helped build the wall. Write a report to explain what the wall is like and when, why and how it was built. You should also draw a diagram to show the wall and its features.

 

Please make sure you are keeping all your wonderful work you are completing at home in your given exercise book. Be sure to stick in any sheets and remember every subject should have the date and learning focus at the top of a new page. We should aim to maintain our high standards of work presentation.

You can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk. You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

Have a good day,

Mr Mount 

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Tuesday 28th April

 Good morning everyone,

 Thank you for all the work sent in from yesterday.

Here is your work schedule for today.

Start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the 'ie' grapheme

pie, lie, tie, die, cried, tried, spied, fried, replied, denied

Can you think of any other words that use 'ie'?

 English 1 - Synonyms for 'said'

In a play, words will be said by the actors in different ways - loud, quiet and in different tones of voice. A synonym is an alternative word that means the same. Think of synonyms for 'said'. How many can you write down?

Complete the 'synonyms for said' activity.

English 2 - Comprehension

Read the Romans comprehension, then answer the questions. The answers are at the end of the questions sheet, so you can check your answers.

Enjoy a break!

 Maths - Summer Term, week 2, lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Subtract fractions. Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

 Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 Enjoy some lunch. Get some fresh air!

RE

Read this scripture about the Ascension when Jesus goes back to his Father and promises to send the Holy Spirit.

After Jesus had been raised to new life, he told his friends, “You will receive the power of the Holy Spirit. You will be my witnesses here in Jerusalem and all over the world.” As he said this, he disappeared from sight. They realised

that he had gone back to his Father as he had said he would.

An apostle is someone who is sent out to spread the Good News of Jesus to the whole world.

Imagine you are one of the apostles after Jesus had returned to his Father. Having witnessed how Jesus served others, how will you continue his mission? Produce a poster in your books and record what actions you would take, think of all the kind and caring things you could do and give reasons for your choices.

Remember you can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

 Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Monday 27th April

 Good morning everyone,

 I hope you all enjoyed your weekends. Well done to all those sending in work.

I was really impressed with your sports challenges! Well done to all these children in gold, silver and bronze positions.

**Updated scores**

In the star jumps - 1st MM (100); 2nd HS (88); 3rd SW (83)

Hopping -  1st SW (81) 2nd MF (76); 3rd MM (75)

Press ups - 1st OT (40); 2nd HS (41); 3rd SW (37)

Long jump - 1st MC (170); 2nd JS (162); 3rd MF (160)

 Why not start off your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

As a starter for the day, practice your cursive handwriting with these words that use the 'ay' grapheme. Write each one out 3 times - slowly, neatly, joining all the letters.

stray, clay, spray, tray, crayon, delay

Can you think of any more 'ay' words?

English - To write a subordinate clause

Take a look at the powerpoint below that explains what a subordinate clause is.

Then have a go at the "1. Subordinate Clause Activity" below. You can try the 1 star task on page 1, the 2 star task on page 2 or the 3 star task (the hardest) on page 3. The choice is yours. There are suggested answers for you on pages 4 & 5. After that have a go at "2.Extending Sentences Activity".

Take a break!

 Maths - Add fractions. Summer Term, week 2, lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

 Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Enjoy some lunch!

 Topic work

The Romans defeated Boudicca's army. Watch these video clips about Boudica

Horrible Histories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LhT7rCC6O8

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9v3cdm

Have a go at the Roman soldiers activity to label your Roman soldier and decorate your Roman shield. You can use the Powerpoint for extra information.

 You can email in your work or ask me any questions at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk. You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

 Have a good day,

Mr Mount

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Home Sports Day. Thank you for sending in your photos.

In the star jumps - 1st MM (100); 2nd HS (88); 3rd SW (83)

Hopping -  1st SW (81) 2nd MF (76); 3rd MM (75)

Press ups - 1st OT (40); 2nd HS (41); 3rd SW (37)

Long jump - 1st MC (170); 2nd JS (162); 3rd MF (160)

 

Friday 24th April

 Good morning everyone,

 It's Friday, so here is how our Class Dojo leader board looks. It's all very close.

 1st place - JS,OT and HW joint first with 23

2nd place - HS and AK  joint second with 20

3rd place - MM and AP with 19

It's "home sports day" today! I would like you to try the 4 class challenges below, record your scores and send them in to me at the usual email. Let's see who the Year 3 sport champion is! There's 4 class dojos for the champion!

Here are your tasks for this morning.

English - play scripts comprehension.

Read the Oliver Twist play script comprehension on page 1 and 2 (file below) and answer the questions on page 3 and 4. You can check your answers on pages 5 and 6.

Phonics / Spellings

All of these words use the "o" sound using the "ow" grapheme.

row, bow, sow, mow, throw, show, shallow, pillow

Write them all out twice to practice your handwriting.

Then get your mum, dad, brother or sister to test you on spelling them out in your books. Let me know on the scorer below how many you got.

Can you think of any more words using this sound?

Maths - fractions

Summer Term, week 1, lesson 4                                               https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This is all about ordering. Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

Then can you draw out a fraction wall like in the file below and label all the fractions. Remember the top bar is 1.

Mental maths test

Using the mental maths file below, get your mum, dad, brother, sister or cat to test you on the questions on sheet 1. Write the answers in your book. Let them give you 30 seconds to answer each question. The answers are on the 4th page for you to mark. Let me know on the scorer below how many you got correct.

Home Sports Day Challenge

Here are your sports challenges

  1. How many star jumps can you do in a minute?
  2. How many times can you hop on one foot in 30 seconds?
  3. How many press ups can you do in 30 seconds (Put your knees on the floor if this helps)
  4. Standing long jump - how far can you jump from standing still? (measure from the front of your foot where you start to the back of your foot where you land.

Send in photos of you trying the challenges.

There are also some more fitness challenge for you to have a go at in the file below.

Well done for all your hard work this week and for sending in photos of your great work.

Have a lovely weekend.

Read a book over the weekend and record in your yellow book what you read.

Take care,

Mr Mount

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Spellings

Mental maths

Thursday 23rd April

 Good morning everyone,

 Thank you to all those that have sent in work to show me how hard you are working. Well done!

Happy St George's Day! The Saint George’s cross is still used to this day as the national flag of England. Today would also have been the birthday of the famous writer William Shakespeare.

Attached below is a St George's Day wordsearch as a starter for the day.

Make sure you get a bit of exercise during the day. You could start your day doing PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Tomorrow I am going to set you some exercise challenges as part of a "home sports day" and to see who is the winner in our class!

Here are your main activities for the day.

1. English - Reading comprehension about St George's Day. Read the first 2 pages of the file attached below. Answer the questions on the 3rd page. You can mark your answers from the 4th page.

2. English - Playscripts - Adverbs

Adverbs are used in playscripts to describe the way somebody is talking or acting. Take a look at the Powerpoint on adverbs. Then try the activity sheets. There are 3 different tasks, you are to choose one to do. You can try the 1 star task on page 1, the 2 star task on page 2 or the 3 star task (the hardest) on page 3. The choice is yours. Afterwards you can mark your work from page 4.

Take a break!

3. Maths - I thought we would take a break from fractions and have a look at Roman numerals. Take a look at the Powerpoint below all about Roman numerals. Roman numerals are often used on clocks. In your books, draw out a clock like the Roman numerals clock in the file below and label the numbers around the clock with the Roman numerals (You don't have to print it out and cut/stick).

4. Maths - write out the 6 and 7 times tables.

Enjoy some lunch!

5. Topic - Romans

Romans were famous for producing ceramic mosaics. Below is a Powerpoint all about them. For your activity I would like you to produce a mosaic of your own, either using the templates below or drawing and colouring your own from scratch. I look forward to seeing your colourful patterns.

 Remember you can send in your work to me or ask any questions by emailing homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

 Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning,

Start your day with PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

As a starter for the day, have a go at the Romans wordsearch, file below. Try not to sneak a look at the answers.

 English - To write a play script

Having looked at the features of a play script, it is now time to have a go at writing one.

The file below "Writing a play script - the Little Red Riding Hood" shows how to highlight the parts of speech and then to write out as a play script. There are 3 different tasks, you are to choose one to do. You can try the 1 star task on page 1, the 2 star task on page 3 or the 3 star task (the hardest) on page 5. The choice is yours.

Take a break!

 Maths - To compare fractions

Summer Term, week 1, lesson 3                 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This is all about comparing fractions. Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

 

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 Enjoy your lunch!

Topic - The Roman Roads

Take a look at the Roman roads powerpoint below. In your books, answer these questions:

  1. Why do you think the Romans wanted to build new roads? Can you think of three possible reasons?
  2. Why did the Romans want better roads?

On the map on page 2 of the UK map file below, using a ruler and different colours mark on these roads:

  • The Fosse Way, Exeter to Lincoln
  • Stane Street, Chichester to London
  • Dere Street, York to Scotland
  • Ermine street, London to York (via Lincoln)
  • Akeman Street, St Albans to Cirencester

 

Remember you can send in your work or any queries to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk, just add Year 3 in the subject.

You can also upload your work on to the portfolio section on the Class Dojo website.

 Have a great day,

Mr Mount

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Tuesday 21st April

Good morning everyone,

Apologies everyone, Mr Mount had the webpage saved as a draft yesterday and forgot to put it live.

 Today is the Queen's birthday. She was born in 1926. So how is she today?

Remember if you haven't already done so, then send a message/photos of work/questions to this address homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk and I can set you up on Class Dojo so you can check how many dojos you have and also look at your friend's work.

English - features of playscripts lesson 2.

On the file below is a playscript from Little Red Riding Hood. On the first 2 pages you need to spot the features and highlight them in the correct colour. You can check whether you have highlighted the correct parts on page 3.

 Maths - Summer Term, week 1, lesson 2                 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Lesson today is a follow on from yesterday about equivalent fractions, this time on a number line. Watch the video first. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

 

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

RE Explore - Pentecost topic

Following on from our Lent/Easter topic of "Giving", we are now starting our Pentecost topic of "Energy".

I want you to explore the energy of wind and fire.

Think of all the things that you can use fire for: starting a car, cooking, light, warmth, making things, metal work, glass and firing pottery. Fire warms, melts, cooks, burns, change liquids and solid substances. Fire gives us light.

Watch this clip all about using fire for pottery. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2spyrd

Wind is good for drying things, windmills, wind farms and in nature it blows away old leaves and distributes seeds.

Watch this clip all about wind power. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhrwmp3

Both wind and fire engage the senses: seeing, touching, hearing and smelling. In your books add details under the following headings for both fire and wind. You could also add drawings.

  • The sounds you hear                                   
  • The smells you smell
  • The sights you see                                        
  • The feelings you have
  • The difference it makes                
  • The movement it makes
  • The warmth or cold it brings        
  • The power of fire/wind

Challenge - could you write a poem about FIRE or WIND?

ART Queen's birthday activity

Did you know the Queen has 2 birthdays? One main reason for The Queen having a separate 'official' birthday, is that her actual birthday in April would probably be too cold or wet for a parade. Like other monarchs before her, Queen Elizabeth has a second 'official' birthday at the start of June in the hope that the weather will be better. 

Therefore the Queen needs a second crown. Design and colour your own style of crown fit for the Queen. Below is an example crown to give you ideas.

 Have a great day.

Take care,

Mr Mount

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Monday 20th April

 

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to your "home school". I hope you had a lovely Easter with your families. How many Easter eggs did you get? I hope you managed to get out for your daily exercise and you managed to enjoy some reading.

 

Here are today's activities.

 

English - we are starting a block on play scripts. Take a look at the Powerpoint below on plays scripts. In your books write a list of the features in a play script.

 

Maths - we are continuing our work on fractions. Lesson today is on equivalent fractions. Watch the video first about representing equivalent fractions on a bar model. Then have a go at the activities in your yellow book. Finally you can use the answers to check how you got on.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/   look at Summer Term - Week 1 - Lesson 1

 

Romans

We are starting a topic all about Roman Britain.

Here is a list of key words for our topic. Practice your handwriting, write each word out 3 times.

aqueduct, Boudica, Caesar, hypocaust, turret, fort, soldier, castle, Celts, Hadrian, baths, Jupiter

 

The Roman Invasion of Britain - read page 1 on the attached file, answer the questions on page 2 and you can mark your answers from page 3 (no spying of the answers!).

 

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

You can also post pictures of your work on Class Dojo under the Portfolio section, you will see some on there already.

 

Take care,

Mr Mount

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Happy Easter everyone!

Well done for all your hard work over these last 2 weeks.

Over the Easter break, enjoy time with your families. Take time to enjoy reading and keep a log of what you read in your reading record. Practice your times tables - go on the Times Tables Rockstars game and challenge your friends.

You could take part in the 14-day holiday Easter photo challenge - see more details on the home page. Home 

There's some Easter art for you to do below.

 Take care,

Mr Mount

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A poster for you to colour

Friday 3rd April

 Good morning everyone,

Instead of our achievement assembly, I thought I would list who are at the top of our Class Dojo leaderboard. Congratulations to these children:

1st place: OT with 17

Joint 2nd place: JS with 13

3rd place: HW, JB and AK with 11

We'd love you to take part in the 14-day holiday Easter photo challenge - see more details on the home page. Home 

Start your day by doing PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

ENGLISH To write a letter

 Imagine you are Barney. You have become good friends with Stig. You like learning all about what Stig does. You enjoy showing Stig all about things in your life which he has never seen before. All of a sudden though people start complaining about Stig and being frightened by him. Write a letter to the town mayor persuading him to let Stig stay where he is and what sort of a person Stig is.

 

 MATHS - Fractions

Have a go at Week 1 - Lesson 5 "Tenths as decimals" from here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

There is a video to explain it to you, then some questions and afterwards the answer sheet for you to check your answers.

 

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

RE

Read the scriptures in the file below about the Resurrection story.

Write an newspaper article for the ‘Jerusalem Times’, retelling what has happened and interviewing one of the women who went to the tomb. Ask her to describe how she felt, what she saw and heard, what she did next and why.

 

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

 

Over the Easter break, enjoy time with your families. Take time to enjoy reading and keep a log of what you read in your reading record. Practice your times tables - go on the Times Tables Rockstars game and challenge your friends. I will also put on the website some Easter crafts for you.

 

Have a great day.

Take care,

Mr Mount

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Thursday 2nd April

 

Good morning everyone,

Thank you for all the fantastic work sent in yesterday and all the colourful rainbows.

Don't forget to get some fresh air today or have a go at PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 ENGLISH

Spellings

treasure, measure, picture, nature, division, decision, myth, gym.

Firstly, write them all out 3 times to practice your cursive handwriting. Then get someone to test you on them. 2 Class Dojos if you get them all correct!

 'ou' words

Write down as many words as you can that use 'ou'.

 Comprehension

Have a go at the Stone Age comprehension - in the file below. There are 3 versions of this, marked by stars at the bottom of the page. I recommend you have a go at the 2 star version but if you want a challenge, have a go at the 3 stars one.

 

Watch Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

MATHS - Fractions

Have a go at Week 1 - Lesson 4 "count in tenths" from here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

There is a video to explain it to you, then some questions and afterwards the answer sheet for you to check your answers.

 

SCIENCE

Rocks - Soil

Take a look at the presentation below all about SOIL.

From the information in the Powerpoint draw a poster to show the 4 things that make up soil.

 

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

 

Have a great day!

All the best,

Mr Mount

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Jokes from OT to put a smile on your face today!

Why is a Baby good at football?  Because it's good at dribbling.

Why is Cinderella no good at Football? Because she always runs away from the ball.

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning everyone,

Thank you to everyone for sending in photos of great work.

Seeing as it's April Fool's Day, here's a couple of Mr Mount's jokes for you:

What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?

A carrot!

What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?

A clock!

Not very good are they, sorry! If you have a better joke, email it to Mr Mount to post on the classpage and make us all smile!

Here's your activities for today:

Don't forget to have a go at PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

ENGLISH - To punctuate a text

Write out the following extract from Stig of the Dump in your books. However all the punctuation has been left out. You will need to use add in the capital letters, full stops and some commas.

 

if you went too near the edge of the chalk pit the ground would give way barney had been told this often enough everybody had told him his grandmother had told him every time he came to stay with her his sister had told him every time she wasn’t telling him something else

 

today was one of those days when there was nothing to do nothing to play and nowhere to go the only thing to do on a day like this was to go to the chalk pit

 

barney climbed through the rickety fence and went to the edge of the pit he crawled through the rough grass and peered over the edge the sides of the pit were white chalk with line of flints poking out at the top was crumbly brown earth and the roots of the trees that grew on the edge

 

Then underline all the nouns in red and all the verbs in green.

 

MATHS - Fractions

Have a go at Week 1 - Lesson 3 "tenths" from here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

There is a video to explain it to you, then some questions and afterwards the answer sheet for you to check your answers.

 

RE

Read the Gethsemane story from Mark's Gospel.

 

When they reached the place called Gethsemane, Jesus said to his apostles, “Sit here while I go

over there to pray.”

He took Peter, James and John with him. He was very frightened and he said to them, “My heart

is ready to break. I’m so terrified of what is going to happen to me. You wait here and stay awake.”

He went a little further on, threw himself on the ground and prayed. “Father,” he said, “You can

do anything. Take this suffering from me. But I will do what you want, not what I want.”

He came back and found his friends asleep and he said to Peter, “Simon are you asleep? Could you

not stay awake even for one hour? Stay awake and pray.”

He went away once more and prayed saying the same words. Then he came back and found them

asleep again. They could not keep their eyes open, and they did not know what to say to him.

When he came back a third time he said to them, “You can sleep on now and have your rest. The

hour has come. I am going to be betrayed and handed over to violent people. Get up! Let us go!

My betrayer is not very far away.”

He was still speaking when Judas, one of the twelve apostles came with some soldiers. They were

armed with swords and sticks. They had been sent by the chief priests, the teachers of the law and

the elders. Judas had said to them, ‘The one I kiss is the one you want. Arrest him and make sure

he is well guarded as you lead him away’.

As soon as Judas arrived, he went up to Jesus and said, “Rabbi,” and kissed him.

Then they took hold of Jesus and arrested him.

 

Answer these questions:

  1. How did Jesus feel when he got to the garden of Gethsemane? What did he do?
  2. Why do you think Jesus took his disciples with him and why did he ask them to stay awake?
  3. What do you think about how the disciples behaved and why?
  4. How do you think Jesus felt when his betrayer arrived with the soldiers?

 

ART 

Draw and colour a rainbow. Please send in photos to brighten up our class page.

 

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

 

Have a great day!

Take care,

Mr Mount

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning everyone,

What a lovely sunny morning! On your breaks today, get some fresh air in the garden.

Don't forget to have a go at PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

ENGLISH - Write a newspaper report

Imagine you are a newspaper reporter. You are sent to Sevenoaks to report on some strange goings on.

 Choose one of the following ideas to write your article about, or use your own idea!

  • A boy says he has found a caveman living in a pit. Who is he? Where is the pit? What is in the pit? What do the local people think?
  • Local people have noticed their possessions have been going missing. Police find them all in a pit. Who lives in this pit? Why are they here?
  • Lou calls the newspaper to tell them her brother, Barney, has gone mad! He thinks he’s found a new friend called Stig! Investigate this. Who is Stig? What does Barney have to say?

Decide on a bold headline for your report. Write your report in paragraphs. You can include a picture with a caption.

 

MATHS - Fractions

Have a go at Week 1 - Lesson 2 "Making the whole" from here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

There is a video to explain it to you, then some questions and afterwards the answer sheet for you to check your answers.

 

RE

Read this scripture from Matthew's Gospel and a "New way of living".

When he saw the crowds Jesus went up the mountain and sat down. His disciples gathered round him and this is what he taught them. You will be blessed when you have an open and generous heart.

When you share what you have with other people God will be very close to you.

You will be blessed when you reach out to those who grieve.

When you make friends with those who are sad and lonely, God will be there to comfort you.

You will be blessed when you are gentle.

When you treat others with kindness and patience God will give you all you need.

You will be blessed when you work for justice. When you respect and stand up for the rights

of others, God will give you life to the full.

You will be blessed when you forgive others and don’t hold grudges. You will find God ready to forgive you.

You will be blessed when you desire what is good.

When you always search for what is good, you will find God in all around you. You will be blessed when you are a peacemaker. When you try not to let a quarrel even begin or are first to say sorry you will be known as children of God.

You will be blessed when you are made fun of for doing what God wants. When people laugh at you for living in God’s way, know that you are very close to God.

Remember what happened to so many of God’s messengers. Rejoice and be glad.

 

You could also watch this video clip about this message that Jesus gave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7w3-BL3OM

 

Activity 1 - Answer these questions:

  1. What do you think a generous heart is?
  2. What does it mean to be gentle?
  3. Why is it important to forgive?
  4. Why are peacemakers important?
  5. What new way of living and giving have you thought of this Lent?

 

Activity 2 - I have underlined and put in bold some of the words. Write examples of how you can demonstrate these qualities, for example "I can have a generous heart by giving to a charity".

 

Take a listen to this song which is all about these new rules for living, also known as the Beattitudes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yxs5wFpnGg

 

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

 

Have a great day!

All the best,

Mr Mount

Monday 30th March

 

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all have had a nice weekend.

Don't forget to have a go at PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

MATHS

We are going to start a group of activities all about fractions.

Have a go at Lesson 1 from here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

There is a video to explain it to you, then some questions and afterwards the answer sheet for you to check your answers.

 

 

 

STONE AGE CAVE PAINTING

We read about Stig painting a scene on the walls of his pit. Cave paintings told a story. Have a look at the Powerpoint below and draw out a cave painting of your own.

 

ENGLISH

Write a story based on your cave painting - is it a chase? is it people hunting for food? is it showing how people lived?

 

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, problems downloading any of the work and photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

 

Have a great day!

All the best,

Mr Mount

 

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Friday 27th March

 

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.

Don't forget to have a go at PE with Joe at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk.

Thank you to Oliver, Antonina, Jasmine and Amelia for emailing in with photos of their work.

When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

Here are some activities for your Friday.

 

ENGLISH - To write an adventure story

Imagine Stig and Barney were to leave the chalk pit and go on an adventure...where would they go? What would Barney want to show Stig? What would Stig find strange? What junk and rubbish could Stig collect? What could he make out of some of the junk? What would happen on their adventure?

Once you have an idea of what Stig and Barney would get up to, draw out a cartoon / storyboard, drawing out each part of your story. Give each drawing a sub heading.

Then write up your story in full. Write in paragraphs and add in some speech (remembering your inverted commas and new speaker - new line).

 

MATHS - To calculate perimeter

Perimeter questions from the file below. Start by doing questions 4 to 6. If you want a challenge, try questions 7 to 9.

 

TOPIC -Rocks

Find out what a palaeontologist does.

Watch this video of the life and work of a famous palaeontologist Mary Anning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNOh-85_Dmc

Then have a go at the reading comprehension activity below.

 

Well done for all your hard work this week.

All the best,

Mr Mount

 

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Thursday 26th March

Good morning everyone,

At 9am try out PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Don't forget to keep in touch and email in any messages, photos of your work to homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk. When you email I can also then set you up on Class Dojo and some Maths games.

At 11am you can listen to a David Walliams story here  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Here are some activities for you to try today.

 ENGLISH

From the chapter of Stig of the Dump we read last week, write out these events in the correct order:

  • Barney and Stig cut the tree down.
  • Barney offers Stig a match to light the fire.
  • Barney leaves Grandmother’s house to find Stig.
  • Barney and Stig chop the tree into smaller pieces to make firewood.
  • Barney collects equipment from Grandfather’s shed.
  • Stig tries to start a fire himself.
  • Barney heads home with a torch and a spear.
  • Stig draws cave paintings on the wall of the cave.

MATHS

Have a go at questions 4-6 from the "Calculate perimeter" document below. The answers are on there too, so you can mark yourself once you're finished. 

STONE AGE

Take a look at the presentation below all about Stonehenge.

It is undecided why Stonehenge was built. Write a paragraph giving your opinion for why you think Stonehenge was built. Can you draw Stonehenge?

 

Have a great day!

Take care,

Mr Mount

 

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Wednesday 25 March

Morning everyone, hope you are all well on this lovely sunny morning. You can email any work or messages to me at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk. If you do this, then I can also register you onto Class Dojo and some Maths games where you can challenge your friends! Please take a moment today at 11am and pray for the world by saying the Lord's Prayer as the Pope has asked us.

Take care,

Mr Mount

ENGLISH

Name five items that you would take as gifts for Stig if you were Barney. Explain the reasons for each of your choices.

MATHS - Perimeter

Take a look at this website that explains perimeter and have a go at the questions on there.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h

ROCKS

Can you explain how fossils are formed?

Watch this clip to help you. Then write or draw out an explanation of how fossils are formed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z2ym2p3

RE

Read the scripture from Matthew's gospel in the file below.

Write a piece in your books that describes 5 ways in which you can be giving.

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning. Well done to all of you who did your spellings yesterday. I hope you are getting on well with your workbooks.

Here are 2 activities for you to do today.

English

 

Watch this clip of Stig of the Dump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUMNaCERHgc

 

Write a list of adjectives to describe Stig and a list to describe Barney. Think about their personality (e.g. adventurous, brave) as well as what they look like (e.g. tall, strong).

 

Maths

 

1. Mrs Guyatt’s ball of wool is 10 m long. She uses 4 m and 28 cm to knit a scarf. How much does she have left?

 

2. A roll of tape is 3 m long. If I use 68 cm of it wrapping presents, how much will I have left?

 

3. Annie has a 3 m roll of ribbon. She is cutting it up into 10 cm lengths.

How many lengths can she cut?

 

4. Annie gives 240 cm of ribbon to Rosie. How much ribbon does she have left?

How many 10 cm lengths does she have left?

 

If you have any questions about your work or to share any answers, you can email me at homework@stmarys-rc.leics.sch.uk. If your parents have Twitter, they can follow the school @saintmaryscath1 for lots of ideas on fun things to do at home.

Take care,

Mr Mount

Monday 23rd March 2020

Hello everyone! Good luck working through your workbooks.

Also, get your parents or brother/sister to test you on your last spellings.

laughed, liked, lived, long, looking, magic, many, miss, more, morning

Continuing with our Measure topic in Maths, take a look at these questions:

1.  Ron builds a tower that is 14 cm tall.

Jack builds a tower than is 27 cm tall.

Ron puts his tower on top of Jack’s tower.

How tall is the tower altogether?

2.  Mr Mount measured the height of four children in his class. What is their total height?

95 cm

1 m and 11 cm

1 m and 50 mm

89 cm

Take care,

Mr Mount

23 March Spellings

Dear parents,

Over the time that school is closed I will be regularly updating our class web page with tasks for your children to work on. I have sent home a learning pack today. Below is also a resource pack of activities for you to download.

The School recommends at least 1 hour of English and 1 hour of Maths daily. A reading session should be in addition to this. Each class page has the curriculum being studied, so children can look up the topics they are studying in class. Please check the class page daily for work, links or videos, which will be updated regularly.

Best wishes,

 

Mr Mount

 

 

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