Could we please ask you to encourage the children to maintain a sense of our Catholic ethos during these uncertain times. As part of their home learning we ask that you spend some time reflecting upon the Sunday Gospel. This can be found on our website, along with a message from Fr Paul. Spend some time discussing what the gospel says to you and share your thoughts in your 'Home Learning' book.
26/4/20 - This has now been updated and includes the Gospel from this Sunday. Please share as a family and complete one of the reflections.
We are hoping to be able to share some of our prayers with Fr Paul over the coming weeks, so that he can read them during the regular church services. If you would like to write a prayer for us to send then please do! These can be emailed to school : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Monday 27th April 2020
Good morning children, can't believe we are entering our 6th week of staying at home, we are missing you so much. We hope you enjoy the activities we have set for you this week. Well done for all you have done so far you are all amazing. Have a lovely day.
Week Beginning 27th April 2020
Please find below our daily messages, this week's home learning activities.
Resources to Support Monday & Tuesday's Literacy Sessions
Resources to Support Wednesday's Guided Reading Session
Resources to Support Wednesday's Science Session
Resources to Support Thursday's RE Session
Week Beginning 27th April 2020
Friday 24th April
Wow! Friday again. We have really enjoyed speaking to the majority of you this week and finding out what you have been up to during Lockdown. For the small number of children who haven't yet spoken with us, we have been trying on the numbers we have for you and left messages. It may be that we don't have the correct numbers, so please ask your parents to email admin with their most up-to-date contact numbers.
Remember you can add to our Purple Mash blog! If you would like to start a conversation about something that interests you - why not create your own blog on there for us all to add to!
Have a lovely weekend everyone and we will be back with you on Monday! Have a great weekend xx
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Good morning, Year 3!
Another beautiful day awaits us...we are sure that although you have found it difficult at times being stuck at home for these last four weeks, you have all been loving this weather! We hope you all enjoyed the ‘Earth Day’ yesterday and had fun completing the activities! The photos that have been sent to school, via Facebook, have been great to see, if you haven't sent any in yet there is still time! We have enjoyed speaking to lots of you over the last couple of days!
Remember to keep having your daily exercise...and with that in mind, check this out.....
The 2.6 challenge goes live on the 26th April, the day that the London Marathon should have taken place. So instead organisers are asking families to get involved by taking part in events based around the numbers 2 and 6.
Here are 6 ideas 2 get people thinking…
- Complete a different exercise activity each day for 26 minutes, for six days, e.g. Day 1: walking; Day 2: running….and so on….skipping, stepping (on a block or stairs), etc. perhaps ending with gentle yoga. Or walk, run, cycle or row (indoors) two miles each day for six days.
- 2x circuits of a six-station workout, for adults or as a family:
Adults: 10x press-ups; 10x squats; 10x sit-ups; 10x star jumps; 10x squat thrusts; 10x bunny-hops.
Children: 5x star jumps; 5x bunny hops; 5x hops on each leg; 5x shadow punches with each arm; 5x high knees on the spot; 5x big deep breaths.
- Keener adults could make the six-station circuit into a 26 minute HIIT workout.
- As a family you could throw a ball to each other 26 times…without dropping it!
- People could incorporate a healthy eating challenge too, e.g. make sure you have fruit two times a day for six days….and keep it going longer as a new habit if you can!
- Stretch twice a day (morning and night) for at least 6 minutes; use this time to clear your head and relax.
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Today is World Earth Day.
As a school we have set a variety of activities for you to explore and would like you to post photographs of you exploring and carrying out some of these. We would like you to choose one activity from each colour category to complete. Scroll further down the page to find details of these.
Yellow: Doing our bit
Blue: Climate Change
Green: Our Natural World
Purple: Our Earth, Our Future
Try and give yourself a variety of activities, some written, some art and some creative. You could do some activities with brothers or sisters too!
There is a video for World Earth Day on the school Facebook page and we would love for you to
upload any pictures or videos of the things you have been up to today as comments.
Below are some links to websites that you may find useful. We hope you enjoy today and have fun celebrating Earth Day with us all.
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Just a little something you may want to keep an eye out for!
A man called Elon Musk has launched a train of satellites into space which he hopes will provide broadband coverage across the world. People who spotted them were confused, thinking that they were santa's sleigh or even aliens in UFO's!
The string of bright lights seen across Britain and Europe was actually a procession of Starlink satellites in orbit.
Tonight the sky is going to be really clear so why not have a go at spotting them yourself. Follow this link which will give you an idea of what time you might be able to see them!!
Let us know how you get on!! We will definitely be trying to spot them!!
Monday 20th April 2020
Over the next fortnight we will be ringing everyone to say "hello" and to have a quick catch up. Please make sure school has your up to date phone number because we would love to speak to everyone. (Your phone display will probably come through as "Withheld or No Caller ID" so if your family notice this on their telephone then chances are it's us!)
Speak soon xx
Week Beginning 13th April 2020 This weeks home learning
Please find below this week's home learning activities.
Friday 17th April 2020
Good morning everyone. Woken by the sunshine and to the sounds of the birds singing which was lovely. We hope you manged to get out yesterday for your daily exercise and spotted some of the wildlife along the way. Below are a couple of pictures of what we spotted yesterday, two red squirrels running up and down the tree and two cute lambs grazing in the field. Please add to a blog on purple mash, we love to hear from you. Keep up the hard work and enjoy the sunshine at home. x
Thursday 16th April 2020
It's another beautiful day today! We hope that you are making the most of this weather and getting out in the sunshine, in your gardens, yards and hopefully going for nice family walks too! People are noticing lots more wildlife whilst they are out and about! People have even spotted deers near the railway track in Whitehaven. It's probably because it is so much more quiet and less crowded; animals are feeling safe to venture more out into the open. While your out and about keep your eyes peeled you never know what you may spot! Keep us informed of any animals that you spot! We will set up a blog for you to let us know!
Missing you all xx
Wednesday 15th April 2020
Good morning, hope you are all well and have been trying your best to keep up the hard work. Apologies to those of you who had a go at the maths activities yesterday. Mrs Jewell is aware that there have been problems with the Khan Academy activities and she has tried hard to solve these! If you continue to experience problems the please contact the admin email address with details and we will try to resolve these for you!
Mrs Jewell sent me a photograph of her latest craft activity that she and her family have created and I thought it would be nice to share it with you and also the instructions for how you and your family could have a go at creating your very own!!
Mrs Jewell made this using salt dough. A link to the recipe can be found here.
We know that flour can be tricky to get hold of at the minute, but some of you may have some lurking in your cupboard that you could used. If not, ask the adults in your house to keep a look out for some in the shops when they are out doing your shopping. It could be something to look forward to doing as a family. If you manage to make one then please send your photos into school, it would be lovely to see your creations!
Have a fantastic day - the weather is beautiful and we have so much to be grateful for xxx
Tuesday 14th April 2020
Good Morning boys and girls.
We hope you have had a Easter and not eaten too many Easter eggs. We have uploaded this weeks learning for you above, try your best to complete the tasks. Don't forget to add to our blog on Purple Mash, we love to hear from you all. We miss you all so much!!!
Recent birthdays in Year 3 - Don't forget our friends on their special days!!
It was Olly's Birthday on Easter Sunday and Jaydan's on Bank Holiday Monday!! Lots of birthday tickles and claps being sent your way boys!!
We have even more birthdays to celebrate!!!!
On Saturday Alexa-Jade celebrates her birthday!!! On Wednesday Luca celebrates his birthday! We wish you both very happy birthdays!
Don't forget the birthday song and dance!!! Links below.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Today we are celebrating two beautiful Year 3 girls birthdays!!!
Whilst we can't be at school with them and share 'birthday tickles' we can try our best to think of them both today. Remember our blog is available for you to send a quick message to them!!! So don't forget them today and let's all have a bit of birthday fun and sing and dance!!! Click the titles below the images to be redirected!
Hope you both enjoy your birthdays. Lots of love from us all xxxx
Monday 30th March 2020
Good Morning to all of you! It is the start of what would have been our Easter holidays ,so as a school we have decided that we won't be setting you daily activities, instead we have created a whole school Easter Project. This is attached below for you to see.
During Holy Week we remember and celebrate 4 special days in the last week of Jesus’ life. On each day we remember something different that happened to Jesus. Palm Sunday: 5th April, Holy Thursday: 9th April, Good Friday: 10th April, Easter Sunday:12th April.
Have you got a calendar in your house?
- If you can find one, write onto it the names of the Holy Days that we will celebrate in April.
- If you haven't then perhaps ask someone to show you how to set a reminder alarm in their mobile phone for the morning of each of the Holy Days.
If you would like to share any of your work with as then ask an adult in your family to add it to their Facebook page and tag the school into it! It would be lovely to see some of your work displayed. Could any prayers that you write please be emailed to:
Have a wonderful Easter and I hope you enjoy your Easter eggs! Remember though you are not allowed to them until Easter Sunday!! My Zach was a naughty boy and sneaked into one of his at the weekend!!!
Do check back to the web page though as we have some Happy Birthdays to celebrate over the holidays!!!!
Take care all of you xxxx
Friday 27th March 2020
Good morning year 3. Hope you are all enjoying the learning tasks we have set for you and are adding to our blog on Purple Mash (We are loving the comments so far). Yesterday we have been busy helping our own children with their home learning tasks as well as setting yours. But we needed a bit of down time and have fun together.
So today's challenge is the toilet roll 'keepy uppy' challenge. How many times can you keep the toilet roll in the air. Mr Jewell and my son Charlie were keen to take on the challenge (Charlie winning /I was terrible HA HA!) Can you beat him? Let me know on the blog! See the video below. Good luck and have some fun!!!!!
Thursday 26th March 2020
We hope that you are all doing well and are settling into your new routine. Things still feel very strange to us too and we miss being in school with you and are thinking about you and your families lots and lots xx
Today we are celebrating Tyler's 8th birthday!! Whilst we can't be at school or give him 'birthday tickles' we can try our best to think of him today. It will be a strange day for Tyler, we are sure none of his birthday's will ever have felt like this before. So we must try really hard to keep Tyler in our thoughts today and let him know that we are going to celebrate for him, even though we can't see him today. Perhaps some of your parents know his mam's telephone number or are friends with her on Facebook; if you are send him a message or pop one on our blog! (update! Thank you to those of you that have messaged Tyler via our blog!!) But........there are two things we can definitely do and that is..............................
.......so let's try to do these at 10am and think of Tyler! Click the titles below the images to be redirected!
We hope you have a lovely day and I'm sure your little sister will give you birthday tickles!
Don't forget our blog!!! We check it regularly and always put a reply on there. Take care and stay safe xx
So as promised here is today's 'fluent in five'! Get those white boards ready!!!!!
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good morning, everyone! Just a little reminder that your timetable for the week is further down our home learning page in the form of a word document and everything you need to know including links to websites for that activity are included!
Okay, so as of today we will be posting a 'fluent in five' activity everyday! These are in addition to your planed maths activity. You've done these before so get your white boards at the ready.......try to work them out mentally as quickly as you can!
Don't forget 'Daily ten' you all love trying to beat the clock! However, we are all very good at 2x, 5x, 10x so you must ALL also practice 3x, 4x, 8x.
Let us know how you get on via our blog.
Hope you are all settling well into your home learning routine, as well as making some valuable memories along the way xxx
Tuesday 24th March 2020.
Thank you to all of you who added to our blog yesterday! We hope that word will get around and that more of Year 3 will begin to add to it.
As well as our website daily message we are hoping that you will use PurpleMash to contribute to our class blog!!! Myself and Mrs Jewell are overcoming our IT issues to try to keep as much personal contact with you all as we can (Mrs Jewell is much better than me!). Please try to check in with us regularly to send messages of positivity, share jokes or just for a general chit chat.
Hello to all of Year 3 from Mrs Jewell, Mrs Benson-Lester and Miss Palmer.
Day 2 of 'Home Learning' and EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!! David Walliams is releasing free audio stories for the next 30 days! We know that you love his stories, so make time today to sit back with a biscuit and a drink and enjoy todays story! There is a section on the blog for you to share your thoughts about today's story too!!!
We also have an extra task for you to do today....more news on this later in the day...photos coming soon....
So....today we would like you to create your own special rainbow poster (if you haven't already done this) this can be placed in your window to help spread your own personal message of hope and positivity! We would also like you to share a picture of yourself with your masterpiece!
Email them to:email@example.com
Each day a new photo will be selected and added to our school Facebook page!
Here's ours as examples for you!
Keep smiling and learning! xx
Learning activities and messages will be uploaded here regularly for you to access during the closure of the school.
Please find your timetable for week beginning 23/3/2020
Complete the daily maths activity that you have been set. This will be accessible through the website page below:
Your own personal login details have been sent home.
You can also access TTRockstars! Below you will find the link to the website and if you have forgotten your password you can find it in the front of your 'home learning work book'. Your ability to rapid recall multiplication facts will be a great help to you with all areas of your maths work so try to practise daily! We will be keeping a close eye on the scores and will award some team points for all those who are trying hard to improve these!
It is important that you continue to read whilst learning from home. We have asked the children to select 3 levelled reading books to bring home, they also have their guided reading chapter books. Weekly guided reading sessions will be a part of the home learning activities.
If you wish to access any further reading materials there are online books available on Oxford Owl and Purple Mash. Go to the 'useful links' page.
We have been working really hard to improve this in Year 3. Please keep up this fantastic work. Remember to always have a go first and ask an adult to check or use a dictionary to self assess! We have set spelling tasks for you and these can be accessed via Spelling Frame.
Week 1 - 23rd March 2020 - Spelling rule 1 -Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable. Please practise this rule all week there are a range of activities and a spelling test to complete at the end of the week.
Spelling frame is one of the best online resources available to help you learn your spellings. There are no log in details required, simply follow the link above to the website, select Year 3 & 4 and choose the spelling rule that we have set or if you want to do extra choose an area of spelling that you would like to personally improve.
We have had a real push on handwriting this term and we are delighted with the progress we are seeing! KEEP THIS UP! You all have your handwriting books with you at home and the practice sheets. Try to do 15minutes EVERY DAY!
Our Topic this term has been Rainforests. We will continue this theme for the next couple of weeks before starting our new one 'The Romans'
Exercise is so important to keeping our bodies and minds healthy. While we may not be able to go to football, swimming, dancing or rugby like we usually do, there are lots of ways we can keep fit and healthy at home and in our gardens.
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is doing live PE sessions every day at 9am on his YouTube Channel and there are lots of other videos on the channel to keep you active! Have a look at the link below and check it out.
The Body Coach
Yoga is also a great way of keeping our muscles and joints healthy and our minds nice and calm.
Try giving it a go!
Cosmic Kids Yoga