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02.06.20 - Storytime :) - While We Can't Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. Follow the link below to find out how they were still there for each other.


Click the link to read this lovely story: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

 
Photos of home learning - WB 01.06.20

Well done everyone for persevering and keeping up the great work at home :)

01.06.20 - Story Time :) - Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

An old favourite for you today. Look out for those cheeky aliens! - After listening - Can you draw one of the cheeky aliens? Can you design them a super fast spaceship so they can make a quick getaway without being caught?

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WB 01.06.20 - Home Learning Activities

I hope you all had a nice half term and were able to enjoy the sun. This week's theme is Geography. Please find attached below this week's home learning activities: English and Maths activities and the Geography activities. Please remember, I am here if you need any help or advice about the activities set. - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Thanks, Miss Meiklejohn


Spelling Words - WB 01.06.20
 
Here are some words that you can revise from the Year 3/4 and Year 2 spelling list. Can you write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what they mean? 
Use a dictionary or online dictionary to check word meanings if you need to. 

Spelling Words

WB: 01.06.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

important

importance

unimportant

interest

disinterest

interested

interesting

uninterested

island

forget

 

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WB: 04.05.20

Mr Daykin’s group

find

mind

behind

old

cold

gold

hold

told

every

everybody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







 

19.05.20 - Storytime - The Creature Choir by David Walliams

Warble the Walrus loves to warble. The only problem is, she doesn't sound that good. This story shows us music isn't just for those who are good at it. Music is for everyone to enjoy and to help make you happy! After listening - Can you draw the Creature Choir? Or can you create your own Creature Choir using teddies or make puppets? What is your favourite song/type of music?

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Photos of home learning - WB 18.05.20

Even more super work from our Year 3 class :)

WB 18.05.20 - Home Learning Activities

Well done on another week of home learning. This week's theme is Music. Please find attached below this week's home learning activities: English and Maths activities and the Music activities. Please remember, I am here if you need any help or advice about the activities set. - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Thanks, Miss Meiklejohn

Spelling Words - WB 18.04.20
 
Here are some words that you can revise from the Year 3/4 and Year 2 spelling list. Can you write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what they mean? 
Use a dictionary or online dictionary to check word meanings if you need to. 

 

Spelling Words

WB: 18.05.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

heart

height

history

historical

historically

imagine

imagination

imaginative

increase

increased

Spelling Words

WB: 18.05.20

Mr Daykin’s group

flies

tries

replies

copies

babies

carries

cries

dries

marries

families

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

Photos of home learning - WB 11.05.20

The great work continues. Well done, Year 3!! :)

11.05.20 - Story time - The Worrysaurus :) by Rachel Bright

11.05.20 - Today we are going to share the story 'Worrysaurus' about a little overthinking dinosaur. It's a lovely story, I hope you enjoy! After listening - Can you you draw the things that would be in your worry tin to make you happy? Can you draw you chasing your butterfly?

The Worrysaurus
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WB 11.05.20 - Home Learning Activities

Thank you for your wonderful work last week. I especially enjoyed receiving your VE day tea cup designs! This week's theme is Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). Please find attached below this week's home learning activities: English and Maths activities, PSHE activities and resources you will need to complete that learning. Please remember, I am here if you need any help or advice about the activities set. - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Thanks, Miss Meiklejohn

Spelling Words - WB 11.04.20
 
Here are some words that you can revise from the Year 3/4 and Year 2 spelling list. Can you write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what they mean? 
Use a dictionary or online dictionary to check word meanings if you need to. 

 

Spelling Words

WB: 11.05.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

fruit

grammar

grammatical

group

grouping

regroup

guard

guardian

guide

heard

Spelling Words

WB: 11.05.20

Mr Daykin’s group

cry

fly

dry

try

reply

sly

shy

terrify

sky

multiply

 




























 
07.05.20 - Homophone Challenge
Homophones are words that sound the same but do not have the same spelling. 

On my daily walk, I noticed that someone was selling their car. They made a few spelling mistakes on the sign. Can you correct them? 



P.S. The spelling on the other side was correct so I think they had done it for a bit of fun :)
05.05.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 17 - Home

05.05.20 - The Yetis finally make a home for themselves and our story comes to an end... :) After listening - Can you write a book review about The Abominables? You could use these headings to help you; Summary (what the book was about in a few sentences), My favourite character (explain why), My favourite part of the story (explain why) and how many stars out of 5.

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Photos of home learning - WB 04.05.20

Thank you once again for continuing to work hard at home. You are all super stars!!

VE Day Tea Cup Designs - WB 04.05.20
 
Here are some of our VE commemorative tea cup designs. When you complete yours send it to - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk - :) 


Riley: 
What a super design, Riley! I love the symbols you have chosen to include like the poppy and the Union Jack. 



Miss Meiklejohn: 
This design is inspired by my great grandpa who fought in the Second World War in The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Regiment. The flowers on the badge are thistles, the flower of Scotland. 



Nourelhuda: 
Lovely design, Nourelhuda! I like how you have used the poppies either side and how you have put them on the regiment badge.



N'talayah: 
Wonderful design, N'talayah! I love how you have included the Union Jack and included the Union Jack colours in your fireworks. 


Khadiga: 
Beautiful work, Khadiga! I like how yours shows a family celebrating together. 



Mohamed: 
Well done Mohamed, the flowers are lovely and the colours are eye catching! 



Max: 
Great work, Max. I like how you have included the flags in your design! 



Muibah:
Lovely work, Muibah! I like how you have fitted your desing onto the tea cup, super!


Here is an example that I found online. It might help you design yours:



 
VE Day - Friday 8th May


This Friday 8th May is VE day – this stands for Victory in Europe. The 8th May 1945 brought the end of the Allied troops fighting with German troops. This means that this year it is 75 years since the end of World War 2. 

World War 2 officially ended later in the year with VJ day (Victory in Japan) happening on the 14 August 1945. Japan formally surrendered on the 2nd September 1945.

VE Day was a huge relief and cause for celebration after years of war. It was commemorated in many ways, including the production of special tea cups. I have attached a picture of one of these tea cups with some questions for you to answer (pdf file also attached below). 





You could also design your own teacup (I will attach the outline below). If you do not have access to a printer you could draw the outline yourself. I am planning to do this and create a teacup with the badge of 'The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders' on it. This is because my great grandpa was in this regiment during World War 2. I will share it on the website when it is done. 


I look forward to seeing your designs!
04.05.20 - VE day teacup

Answer the questions and design your own teacup to commemorate VE day.

04.05.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 16 - Ambrose Gives Up

04.05.20 - The Yetis are back in England and recovering from their ordeal. Let's find out what happens next... :) After listening - Ambrose listens to Aggie because she reminds him of Lady Agatha, who he loves and respects. Think of someone in your life who's advice you would listen to. Can you draw a picture of that person/people and write about them? I always go to my mum and my sister for advice because I know they will always be honest with me and tell me what they think is best.

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WB 04.05.20 - Home Learning Activities

Once again thank you for your hard work at home. It makes my day to hear from the children and see how they are getting on. This week's theme is Science. Please find attached below this week's home learning activities: English and Maths activities, Science activities based on children's previous learning at school and ideas for practical Science activities. Please remember, I am here if you need any help or advice about the activities set. - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Thanks, Miss Meiklejohn

Spelling Words - WB 05.04.20
 
Here are some words that you can practice from the Year 3/4 and Year 2 spelling list. Can you write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what they mean? 
Use a dictionary or online dictionary to check word meanings if you need to. 
 

Spelling Words

WB: 04.05.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

expressive

expression

extreme

famous

famously

favourite

favouritism

February

forward

forwards

Spelling Words

WB: 04.05.20

Mr Daykin’s group

pencil

fossil

nostril

pupil

metal

pedal

capital

hospital

animal

oval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 15 - The Attack

29.04.20 - The palace have agreed to help Con and Ellen save the Yetis. Let's find out if they get there on time... :) After listening - Draw a picture of Ambrose, Clarence, Lucy, Uncle Otto and Grandma. Then draw some thought bubbles above their heads to show what they might be thinking when they see the hunters coming towards them.

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Photos of home learning - WB 27.04.20

Well done for working so hard at home! Here are some photos of our fantastic Year 3 activities this week :)

WB 27.04.20 - Home Learning Activities

Good morning, I have been very impressed with everything that you have been doing at home. Please find attached this week's home learning activities. At Quarry Mount, we have decided to have themed weeks for each foundation subject. This week's theme is PE. Therefore, one document shares the PE activities and one document shares the English and Maths activities. I have also included an example of how to complete one of the English activities. If you have any questions or problems accessing the activities please contact me at - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Thanks, Miss Meiklejohn

Spelling Words - WB 27.04.20
 
Here are some words that you can practice from the Year 3/4 and Year 2 spelling list. Can you write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what they mean? 
Use a dictionary or online dictionary to check word meanings if you need to. 

Spelling Words

WB: 27.04.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

earth

early

eight

eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

experimentation

experimental

 

Spelling Words

WB: 27.04.20

Mr Daykin’s group

camel

tunnel

squirrel

travel

towel

tinsel

bagel

hazel

vowel

jewel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 14 - The Great Yeti Demonstration

24.04.20 - Con and Ellen wait to see who will turn up to their demonstration... :) After listening - The demonstration takes place at Buckingham Palace, can you find out three facts about Buckingham Palace? Such as; when it was built, who built it and who it was built for.

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History Timeline


23.04.20: As this weeks foundation subject activities are History themed, I thought I would share the timeline that Year 3 created together. We made this at the beginning of Autumn Term 2, as part of our Egyptian day. It shows important events in history from Ancient Egypt up to present day. I love the expressions on all the children's faces, it was a really fun day with lots of happy memories! :) 
23.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 13 - The Round-Up

23.04.20 - Con and Ellen try to figure out how they can save the Yetis... :) After listening - The children decide to have a demonstration outside Buckingham Palace as they want the Queen to help them. Can you write a letter to the Queen asking for help to save the Yetis? Can you create a poster for the demonstration?

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22.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 12 - Coldwater Straits

22.04.20 - The Yetis find themselves stuck in the harsh, freezing conditions of Antarctica... :) After listening - The setting for this chapter is Antarctica, can you create some artwork inspired by this setting? You could make your own penguin or create a landscape. These websites may help you with ideas and images to inspire you: https://www.kidslovewhat.com/25-perfect-penguin-crafts-for-kids/ https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/antarctica-facts.html

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21.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 11 - The Hunter's Club

21.04.20 - The Yetis have finally arrived at Farley Towers but Lady Agatha's family are no longer in charge... :) After listening - The Hunter's Club are not very nice people and like to hunt endangered species from across the world. Can you pick an endangered animal and create a fact file about that animal? Remember to use headings to organise your writing. You could use this website to help you - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/extinct-animals/

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Photos of home learning - WB 20.04.20

Here are some pictures of what Year 3 have been up to this week! :) Super work!

WB 20.04.20 - Home Learning Activities

I hope you have all managed to enjoy your Easter break. I have attached this week's home learning activities. At Quarry Mount, we have decided to have themed weeks for each foundation subject. This week's theme is History, you have a chance to revisit previous topics. Therefore, one document shares the History activities and one document shares the English and Maths activities. If you have any questions or problems accessing the activities please contact me at - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Thanks, Miss Meiklejohn



Spelling Words - WB 20.04.20
 
Here are some words that you can practice from the Year 3/4 and Year 2 spelling list. Can you write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what they mean? 
Use a dictionary or online dictionary to check word meanings if you need to. 
 

Spelling Words

WB: 20.04.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

kindly

quickly

safely

rudely

sweetly

strongly

bravely

secretly

finally

usually

 

Spelling Words

WB: 20.04.20

Mr Daykin’s group

table

apple

bottle

little

middle

able

wobble

multiple

dazzle

riddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
14.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 10 - Farley Towers

14.04.20 - The Yetis leave Spain and board a ship that will take them over to Britain. :) After listening - The Yetis arrive at Farley Towers and are pleased that it looks as impressive as Lady Agatha described. If you were a Lord or Lady with a fancy home what might you call it? Can you draw what your magnificent home might look like?

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Advice for reading at home
 
Your child will have been sent their home reading book home. This book is colour coded according to their reading level. If you would like to access more books you can do so online. 

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, the books you can access are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour of your child's home reading book, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk  

                               

green

Oxford level 5

orange

Oxford level 6

turquoise

Oxford level 7

purple

Oxford level 8

gold

Oxford level 9

White/lime

Oxford level 10

Lime/brown

Oxford level 11


In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here: 

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

David Walliams is also offering free audiobooks online: 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

I hope this helps you to continue enjoying reading whilst children are not able to access the resources in school. Thank you for your support!
10.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 9 - El Magnifico

10.04.20 - The Yetis leave Feldenberg after rescuing Leo. They have to change their route when they are spotted by a young girl. :) After listening - The Yetis have to go through Spain on their journey. They are not impressed by the famous Spanish bull fights. Can you find out 5 other things Spain is famous for?

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Easter activities

Here are a few pictures of what some of our class have been up to over the Easter weeks.

Easter Holidays - WB 06.04.20 and 13.04.20

06.04.20
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and looking after each other at home. As the next few weeks would usually be the Easter holidays, we have decided to set some Easter Challenges for you to complete if you would like to take part. I have attached the challenges in a document below. 

Over this two weeks, you can still contact me via the class email:   Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

I would love to see any challenges you complete or other things that you get up to over this time. Also, if you would like to contact just to say 'Hello' - that would be lovely too :) .

I will also continue to share some chapters of our story over the next few weeks. However, as it is the holidays this won't be daily. 

Missing you all, 

Miss Meiklejohn

Quarry Mount Easter Challenge 2020
06.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 8 - On Death Peak

06.04.20 - We are now about half way through the story :) After listening - Grandma yodels to call for help, can you do your best yodeling impression? Can you write a diary entry from the point of view of Leo? Use paragraphs to organise your writing; what you could see on the mountain, how you felt when you were stuck on the peak and how you felt when you were rescued.

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03.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibottson - Chapter 7 - The St Bernards of Feldenberg

03.04.20 – Well done Riley for drawing your favourite animal. The Yetis are now in the Alps. They have to stay the night when the lorry struggles to make it up the steep hills… Let’s see what happens next! 😊 After listening – Predict! Do you think the dogs will be able to save little Leo? Give reasons for your answer ( I think…… because…..)

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02.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 6 - Aslerfan

02.04.20 - Well done Khadiga and Nourelhuda for finding the definitions of yesterday's words. The Yetis are now on their journey but their lorry breaks down in the strange city of Aslerfan... Let's see what happens next! :) After listening - The animals in Aslerfan Zoo are treated badly, can you make a poster showing why it is important to look after animals properly? The Yetis see lots of different animals, what is your favourite animal? Can you draw a picture of it and write a sentence to explain why it is your favourite?

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01.04.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 5 - The Bridal Suite

01.04.20 - The Yetis have now left the valley and Con has started to put their plan into action. Well done Khadiga for plotting the way they might go on a map :) Let's see what happens next! After listening - Can you look up the meaning of these words in the dictionary or online dictionary: inaudible, blissful, plaintive and wretched? Can you write the definition of each word in your exercise book and use each word in a sentence?

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31.03.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 4 - A Plan

31.03.20 - Con has just discovered the Yetis in the valley of Nanvi Dar. Let's see what happens next! After listening - Con and Agatha plan to secretly take the Yetis back to England. Can you find a map and plot the journey they would have to take from the Himalayas back to England? Lady Agatha gives a thoughtful gift to each of the Yetis. Could you make a thoughtful gift for someone in your house?

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30.03.20: Keep busy - 100 things to do indoors (from Shonette Bason-Wood)

One of your activities this week is to look at the '100 things you can do indoors' which is in your home learning packs. You may have already done some of them. I spent my Sunday afternoon colouring in a colouring book and listening to music. I have also completed some other things on the list like; vacumming my house, singing, sending a video message to friends and family and learning a rhyme or a poem. 

I wonder what I will do next?! 

We would love to see what you get up to! 
 
                                        

https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/product/100-things-to-do-indoors/

01.04.20 - Riley has completed number 29, like me, colouring in. He is thanking NHS and key workers for looking after us and keeping the country going right now! 

   

03.04.20 - A few children have completed number 36, learn a rhyme or a poem, as you can see in the videos below. Nourelhuda has found another poem by Ken Nesbitt who wrote 'My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes'. She has written it out beautifully for us to enjoy! 
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47154/good-morning-dear-students

Good Morning, Dear Students - by Ken Nesbitt


03.04.20 - Khadiga decided to do number 2 on the list and create a family portrait. What a lovely picture! 

Year 3 - Photos of home learning WB 30.03.20

Thank you everyone for keeping in touch and keeping yourselves busy at home. Here are some pictures I have received in the second week away from school. Remember, although we are not at school we are still a team and I love hearing from you. Whether it's to show us work or just to keep in touch - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

30.03.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 3 - Footprints In The Snow

30.03.20 - Lady Agatha has been with the yetis 100 years, things are changing in the outside world and Lucy has gone sleep walking in the night. Let's find out what happens next! After listening - Con wants to go to the Himalayas with his dad because he says it's the most exciting place in the world. Where would you like to explore and why? Could you write about that place and/or draw a picture of what it would look like?

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Home learning: Week 2 – WB 30th March 2020

Spellings: 

Spelling Words

WB: 30.03.20

Miss Meiklejohn’s group

reword

revise

reapply

reclaim

request

require

rewind

subway

subdue

suburban

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WB: 30.03.20

Mr Daykin’s group

badly

hopeless

penniless

happily

lovely

joyless

slowly

quickly

careless

fearless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins – Write some questions you would ask your favourite book character.

Activity 2

Writing – Imagine you are one of the children from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. (Verucca, Violet, Mike or Augustus) Can you write a sorry letter to Mr Wonka for not listening to his instructions when visiting the factory?

 

You could write this on paper or type it using the template set on Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/quarry-ls6

Activity 3

Maths – Complete page 32 and 33 in your Maths homework book – Adding and Subtracting Fractions
If you have lost your homework book, you can email me at - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk - I will send you a picture of the pages. Then, you could complete these in your exercise book or on a piece of paper. 

Activity 4

Topic – Research online and make a Fact File about Vincent Van Gogh

Activity 5

Complete one of the 100 activities you can do indoors. You will find this in your home learning pack.

 

https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/product/100-things-to-do-indoors/

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Go on Oxford Reading Buddy – read a book in your book band colour and answer the comprehension questions

https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

Your password is in your pack – corresponding levels are set out in another post below.

Activity 2

Writing – Choose 10 words from the Year 3 common exception list. Practice them using spelling games.

 

Then write your words in a sentence.

Activity 3

Maths –  Write out the fact families for the 3, 4 and 8 times table. For example,

 

3 x 4 = 12

4 x3 = 12

12 ÷ 3 = 4

12  ÷ 4 = 3

 

Activity 4

Topic – Music – Make your own musical instrument using materials you might find at home. For example, a drum or a guitar.

https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/music/easy-make-musical-instruments/

Activity 5

PE -  Choose your favourite song, choreograph a dance routine and perform it to your family.

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Perform a poem to your family. You could find one online or write your own.

 

https://www.poetry4kids.com/

 

Activity 2

Writing – Write instructions explaining how you made your musical instrument. Remember to use headings, bullet points and numbered steps.

Activity 3

Maths – How many right angles can you find in your house?

Can you draw and label shapes that have right angles?

What do we call lines that meet at a right angle?

 

 

Activity 4

Geography – Design your own treasure map. Show features using a key such as; mountains, forests, rivers etc.

 

Activity 5

ICT – Sign into Purple Mash – use the 2DIY section to make your own game.

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/quarry-ls6

 

 



 

27.03.20 - Sing along! Over The Rainbow

By some coincidence, we have been learning 'Over The Rainbow' by Judy Garland in our singing assemblies this half term. As you know, music is one of my favourite things and it's important to do things right now that make you happy. I hope you can sing along at home :), Miss Meiklejohn

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27.03.20 - A message from Mr Daykin

Mr Daykin wanted to say hello to everyone as he is missing being at school with you!

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26.03.20/27.03.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 2 - The Trouble With Yetis

Chapter 2 - Part 1 - 26.03.20 - I am glad some of you were able to enjoy the story yesterday. Thank you Nourelhuda for your writing about the kidnap. Thank you Khadiga for your drawing and description of the yeti. Thank you Riley for your great yeti picture. Your work is displayed in our class gallery :) . After listening - Could you write a discussion text with reasons for and against Agatha staying with the yetis? The yetis love stories, what's your favourite story/film and why? Ambrose is a very kind yeti, could you do something kind for your friends and family?
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Chapter 2 - Part 2 - 27.03.20 - Here is the next part of 'The Abominables'. After listening - Agatha loves the family that she has made with the yetis, could you draw a picture of your family and label it? Their secret valley is in the Himalayan Mountains, could you research them and write down some facts about them? What do you think could be the dreadful thing that might happen next?
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Over The Rainbow
 
People across the country have been making rainbows to share a positive message. Riley, Nourelhuda, Khadiga, Lily, Mohamed, Alicia and Muibah have made beautiful rainbow pictures. This is to show others that although we may be apart we are still here for each other.

This has inspired me to make my own rainbow. I have put it in my window in the hope that it will make others smile, the same way I did when I received these rainbow pictures. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988671

Can you create your own rainbow picture? You could draw it, paint it or even make a collage!

              
      
     
25.03.20 - The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson - Chapter 1 - Kidnap

25.03.20 - I am missing our class story times so I have decided to share with you a chapter of a book each day. I have chosen 'The Abominables' by Eva Ibbotson. I was cut off half way through so today's chapter is in 2 separate videos. I hope you enjoy it! After listening - Could you write a newspaper report or record a news bulletin about the kidnap? Could you draw what the yeti looks like after listening to the description near the end?

Chapter 1 - Part 1
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Chapter 1 - Part 2
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Poetry Performances March 2020

Check out Khadiga, Maryam, Nourelhuda and Revana's fantastic performances of 'My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes' by Ken Nesbitt. It's one of our favourites in Year 3!

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World Poetry Day - Tuesday 24th March

This week is World Poetry Day! I have attached a selection of poems for you to enjoy at home. Can you practice one of these poems and perform it to your family? We would love to see some videos of your performances - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Year 3 - Photos of home learning WB 23.03.20

It has been great to receive so many lovely pictures of our class doing their learning at home. Here is just a selection of some of Year 3's work. Remember, although we are not at school we are still a team and I love hearing from you. Whether it's to show us work or just to keep in touch - Year3@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

QM Home learning pack

Here you can download our school home learning pack with live online links to many resources.

World Book Day 2020

Year 3 had a fantastic World Book Day this year. It was super to see everyone dressed up as their favourite characters. Year 3 really enjoyed the chance to spend some time with the Year 6 children, They loved reading together and working together to complete activities such as word searches and making their own bookmarks.

Spring 2 - Investigating Light

Our topic this half term is light. We are really enjoying the Science focus this half term - 'What Can We Investigate At Quarry Mount?'. Here we are investigating how light reflects from mirrors. We discussed how the beam of light is reflected because the surface is smooth, flat and shiny.

Story Map - Spring 2

Each half term in our Literacy lessons, we learn a class model text. This half term our model text is an abridged version of the story 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. This links to our 'Light' topic this half term. You can find a typed copy of the model text in the important documents section of this page. We learn the model text using actions and different voices to help us to understand the structure of the text. This half term we are focusing on using paragraphs to create a clear structure and using inverted commas to show direct speech. To help us remember the text we also use a story map, the pictures help to remind us which part of the story comes next. You can see an example of a story map below:

Spring 1 - York Chocolate Story trip

Recently, Year 3 visited York Chocolate Story to support their learning about ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The children loved the trip as they discovered where chocolate comes from, the history of chocolate and even got to make their own.

Story Map - Spring 1

Each half term in our Literacy lessons, we learn a class model text. This half term our model text is a character description of the Oompa Loompas. This links to our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory topic this half term. You can find a typed copy of the model text in the important documents section of this page. We learn the model text using actions and different voices to help us to understand the structure of the text. This half term we are mainly focusing on using paragraphs to create a clear structure, as well as using similes. To help us remember the text we also use a story map, the pictures help to remind us which part of the story comes next. You can see an example of a story map below:

Egyptian Day - Autumn 2

At the beginning of the term, as an introduction to our Ancient Egyptian topic we had a special Egyptian day in Year 3. Children were invited to dress up for a day filled with educational activities. We learned about Egyptian fashion by designing jewellery and having our own fashion show. We also created our own papyrus and practiced writing our names in hieroglyphics. The children had a fantastic day!

Story Map - Autumn 2

Each half term in our Literacy lessons, we learn a class model text. This half term our model text is 'The Story of Isis and Osiris', the Ancient Egyptian myth of how the first mummy was made. This links to our Egyptian topic this half term. You can find a typed copy of the model text in the important documents section of this page.  We learn the model text using actions and different voices to help us to understand the structure of the text. This half term we are mainly focusing on using paragraphs to create a clear structure, as well as using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions. To help us remember the text we also use a story map, the pictures help to remind us which part of the story comes next. You can see an example of a story map below: 




Design and Technology - Autumn 1

This half term, we designed and made our own photo frames. We looked at existing frames for inspiration and then developed our ideas through sketches.

 

 

   

 

 



We then chose appropriate materials to make and decorate our frames. Don’t they look fantastic!!



ICT - Autumn 1
 
This half term, Year 3 have been learning about Ruby Bridges, who was one of the first black children to attend a desegregated school in New Orleans in 1960. This was a very important event for the Civil Rights Movement.

In our ICT lessons this half term, we have created storyboards using 'Purple Mash'. We roled played Ruby's story as a class. We then learned how to upload and import photos, we also practiced our typing skills.