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Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Learning at Home

Our home learning page will give you links to help you continue learning if you are at home. You can access these lessons on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Have fun!

Summer term

 

English - In the summer term we will be reading Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs to help us write dialogue between two characters. Watch the video below to listen to the story. 

 

Jim and the Beanstalk

Use the link to follow lessons using the story 'The Fate of Fausto'. These lessons will show you how to use speech punctuation rules. See if you can use these rules and the story of 'Jim and the Beanstalk' to write your own speech between characters. 

Maths

 

We are learning to tell the time during the start of the summer term. These are some of the important things we need to know about time by the end of Year 3:

To tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

estimate and read time to the nearest minute;

record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours;

use vocabulary such as o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight

 

Follow the link below for some lessons linked to time. 

 

 

Spring 2

 

English

 

We are taking part in the Happy Place Project which focuses on a picture book entitled 'The Lumberjack's Beard' by Duncan Beedie. The theme of the learning is finding your happy place. We will be writing persuasive pamphlets and letters of complaint. Follow the links below for lessons on these writing styles.

 

The Lumbjack's Beard ~ Read Along - https://youtu.be/dUySyI_Bfgc

The Lumbjack's Beard ~ Read Along With Me Simple Story Time

The Lumberjack's BeardDuncan BeedieThank you for reading with me Story Time Bunnies

Persuasive writing English lessons and videos -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-day-the-crayons-quit-persuasive-writing-0c4a

 

We are also using the book 'Heidi' by Johanna Spyri to help us write a narrative and character/setting descriptions. 

 

'Heidi' video summary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgbJ0uJYFNE

 

Narrative and character description lessons  - https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-man-on-the-moon-narrative-writing-e7d1

 

 

Maths

 

For the rest of spring term and the start of summer term, we are learning to: tell the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', tell the time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. We will learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, we are measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. 

 

Time lessons and videos - https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/time-a1c3

 

Science

 

We will be learning about food, our bodies and healthy diet this half term - https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/diet-and-lifestyle-f893

 

 

Geography

 

In Geography we will be learning all about Europe and the countries within Europe. We will look at the physical features of some of those countries and compare them to our own country - https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/building-locational-knowledge-europe-0322

 

Art 

 

In art we are creating some paintings in the style of the artist Paul Klee. He like to mix different colours and use lots of different shapes in his art. See if you can recreate Paul Klee's 'Castle and Sun' painting by watching the video and following the instructions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVfnesiV_cg

 

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