Monday 19th July
Hi guys, I just wanted to pop a quick message on to clarify the plan of action for tomorrow.
Any further questions please do not hesitate to email me :)
Friday 17th July
Wow! We have made it, the last full day in Mulberry class. You have all been amazing and worked so hard this whole term and way before and I couldn't be more proud of you all and it just shows how we are the best class ever!
I have uploaded the final work today for the week to round off our learning on time and Harry Potter.
For maths today I would like you to use your understanding of units of time to time events, then record some of your results in a bar chart. We have looked at these before and I know you will remember the importance of keeping it clear and neat.
To finish off our English I would like to read an extract about Neville Longbottom, it is a school report all about his character. I would like you to have a go at writing one for yourself or for somebody else.
You will probably notice below there is no video this week for our learner of the week. Normally today we would be all together in church celebrating learners of the term and enjoying our end of term service. YOU ARE ALL MY LEARNERS OF THE TERM! You truly have amazed me these past 17 weeks or so and your resilience, hard work, and determination has just shown me what super stars you really are ( not that I needed it!) I am so proud of you all and this is a time that we will remember forever! I am sad to see let you go to Oak class but I know you are all ready and it is your time to show the rest of the school what amazing children you are!
Mrs Smart and I cannot wait to see you all on Tuesday morning it will be lovely for us all to catch up, there are a few things to remember if you are coming:
Below I'll add the final 50 Club if you want to see if you can beat your score!
Have a fantastic weekend and we really can't wait to see you all on Tuesday
Thursday 16th July
Nearly there... some of you are finding the remote learning a little bit too much now and please note that is absolutely fine! Well done to those who are still at it every day but please do not put extra pressure on yourselves and if you need to take a break, do!
Have a look at today's tasks and see what you think fits best, even if you have a go at one or two or just the fun end of year A-Z that is ok!
English today we are just having a refresh of adverbs. Have a look at the Powerpoint to recap what an adverb is and how it improves a sentence then have a read from an extract about a game of Quidditch. Then have a go at using some adverbs to practise.
Maths you are still looking at time. I would like you to rehearse your number bonds to 60 (because there are 60 minutes in 1 hour!) and focus on telling the time on both analogue and digital clocks to the next hour. To practise this skill and extend your learning you can have a go at the problem solving investigation.
I have attached another fun sheet also for you to have a go at. I would like you have a think of things we have learnt over the year together and see if you can categorise them from A-Z. I think a few of these letters will be pretty tricky!
Please only do what you feel is right for you, I am so proud of you all how far you have come and are still impressing me every day!
Wednesday 15th July
Half way through the week, keep on going! I have attached a little end of year memories sheet below for you to have a look back on to reflect our year together. It is not compulsory for you to complete it is just a bit of fun and please don't feel the need to print it off. You can create your own using this template adding different categories if you want to. I'd love to see what you've enjoyed and found memorable during this crazy year!
In Maths today we are refreshing telling time on both analogue and digital clocks. I know a few of you struggled with this at the beginning of term so take your time and use the Powerpoint to help you. Have a go at reading and recording the times to both five minute intervals and then to one minute. If you want a challenge you can then have a go at converting times between analogue and digital display clock displays.
To further your English which I am pleased lots of you are enjoying, we are continuing to look at different parts of Harry Potter. You are going to read an extract about the first broomstick lesson. ( I wish we were able to have broomstick lessons in class!) I would like you to reflect on the likely feelings at different parts of the story and write about taking part, using conjunctions.
Well done for the beginning part of the week!
Tuesday 13th July
Hello everybody, I am pleased to see so many of you adapting well to our new week of learning and are still putting in 100% effort.
Today in English you are going to read another extract about The Sorting Hat and practise using conjunctions to join clauses. If you need help refreshing what clauses and conjunctions are, by all means go over yesterdays Powerpoint to help you.
In Maths, you are having a go at using a function machine. We have used these before in class, they change the input into an output. Using yesterdays work and work we have done in class you know that division is the inverse of multiplication. Have a look at the function machine to multiply and reverse it to divide. Use the Powerpoint to help you with the top tips and learning reminders. Remember you do NOT need to print out anything, you would be writing these calculations in your book at school so there is no need for worksheets!
Keep working hard!
Monday 13th July
Good morning everybody. Welcome to our last week of online learning in year three! I cannot believe it and I can't wait to see you all on the 21st!
This week's learning is going to be slightly different in some aspects but nothing that you will not be able to complete to an amazing standard as usual.
English is the same, each day I'll post a task for you to do and it is your choice whether you send it in daily on all on Friday. We will be looking at more SPaG related learning to recap some of the things we have learnt this year. As you all enjoyed the Harry Potter learning I have found some more all around the first film, The Philosopher Stone, personally my favourite out of all the films! Today I want you to read an extract and then focus on conjunction and clauses. Remember we looked at clauses, both subordinate and main, when we had the chicken and the chick. The chick (the subordinate clause) cannot be alone without the chicken (the main clause). Have a look through the Powerpoint to refresh your memory then have a go.
Maths is a little different this week. We have all finished the last of the topics on Mathletics and I only want you to recap any of the tasks that I have reassigned you if you have not yet got green. You can of course continue complete the problem solving activities and well as TTRS to improve your fluency. We are completing maths similarly to our English work, I'll be adding tasks on daily recapping a variety of topics for you to complete. I know lots of you have ran out of room in your work books so just complete the work on paper and keep it all together. Today I want you to focus on multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 using a place value grid. There again is a Powerpoint to help you out and please message me if there is anything you need!
Throughout the week I have also found some fun things to keep you busy if you want to have a go. These are things we would be doing in class to reflect the year but please do not feel you have to! I am also adding on daily mental maths problems, similarly to our Early Morning Work daily. Have a go and let me know how you find them.
Continue to work hard this week, you have all been amazing and we are nearly there. Mrs Smart and I cannot wait to see you all on the 21st for a good catch up!
Friday 10th July
Morning everybody, happy Friday! Another week done, we are so close to the end of this year and I look forward to seeing you all on transition day!
Below we have today's learning. It is a follow on from yesterdays reports on The Harry Potter Studios. You are going to read two contrasting views and have a think about the writers then it is your turn to write your own view about a brilliant or an awful day out!
You also have the last task on Mathletics, it is a quiz all about the skills you have learnt throughout this problem solving topic. Next week we are going to complete out maths learning a little different so stay tuned. We have this week's 50 Club below. Have a go and see if you can beat your score.
Check out the video below to see this week's learner of the week!
Have a lovely weekend.
Throughout the day today you will receive an email from email@example.com with your end of year report attached. The report is based on the two-thirds of the year we have spent together and I have thoroughly enjoyed writing all the amazing things about you all!
I can't tell you an exact time you'll have them today but they'll all arrive at some point. If you have any comments please reply to the email but don't feel you have to. Unfortunately there won't be an opportunity to meet face to face to discuss the report, but if there is anything you would like to talk about, then please reply to the email and we can arrange a telephone conversation.
Thursday 9th July
I hope you've all had a lovely day despite the weather. Today's learning we are looking at reports again. You are going to read a description of the Harry Potter Studio Tour ( which I know some of you have actually been and we have a lot of Potter fans in our class!) and then make notes about your own preferences and choices. This is all in preparation for tomorrows learning where it will all come together.
I haven't assigned any mathletics for today as I can see many of you haven't caught up with the rest of the problem solving tasks. Take today to make sure you are all up to date and then we can have the test on Friday.
Thank you to all of you that wished me a happy birthday, I had a lovely day with family and cake and I'm sure I even grew a few cm!
Stay tuned for this week's learner of the week and keep working hard.
P.S did any of you solve my riddles?
Wednesday 8th July
Good morning everyone,
Not long now until we break up for the summer and I know some of us are feeling the hard slog of the last couple of days but keep on going you are all amazing! I have to think of our friends at school at the moment who are also working really hard and I look forward to seeing all of you alongside them soon.
Today's learning you are still practising writing direct speech. You are going to read another story, a version of King Midas and the Golden Touch which some of you may have previously read. I would like you to make a summary of the story and then imagine a conversation from the story you have read. Have a go at writing it as properly punctuated speech using the story as a reference.
Look at the document below to help you out.
I have also added some riddles below as pictures. Have a go at working some of them out or even test your family. The document underneath has the riddles also with the answers if some of them are really stumping you, I know they did me!
Have a lovely day, I am hoping for a nice walk and dinner this evening to celebrate so please have your fingers crossed for the sunshine.
Keep working hard.
Tuesday 7th July
Hello everyone, another great start to the week yesterday. I've already seen lots of your work and I am pleased you are still enthused as you are!
I've been finalising your reports the last couple of days and looking back over your work and thinking of things to write really showed me how much you have all matured and makes me sad to think our year together is nearly over. You've all been superstars and continue to be everyday so I hope to see you all at the transition event coming up.
Today's work is below, you are revising direct speech using the powerpoint given. You then have the opportunity to practise using the story at writing your own.
Have a lovely day.
Revise direct speech – practise using speech from the story.
Monday 6th July
Good morning Mulberry class,
Welcome to another week of learning, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready to have another full week! The sunshine is supposed to be coming back this week and am watching the weather man's every word, it's my birthday Wednesday and I hope to have an evening walk with Sammy on the beach, fingers crossed everybody please!
This week on mathletics we are continuing to look at a variety of problem solving tasks. I'm pleased with how you are all doing and can see a real maturity in the way you're approaching these problems, aim for green as always!
Don't forget to check out TTRS and the explore tab as always to improve your fluency.
Below I have added this week's 50 Club answers, check your results and let me know if you've beaten your score!
This week in English we are focusing on the use of direct speech surrounding a story. I know this has been something we found tricky in class but please remember to use all the resources and read the text twice! Always message if you need help.
Today you are reading the story King Midas and the Donkey Ears. You have an opportunity to retell, order and illustrate the events enabling you to answer questions about the characters. Let me know how you get on!
Have a lovely week and continue to be superstars!
Friday 3rd July
Happy Friday everyone, we have finished another week of learning and are flying through this term!
You have all been working so hard this week and I am pleased with what I have been receiving. Remember if you haven't already sent me your work please do so by the end of today.
Continue working hard on mathletics today, lots of you have been tackling the problem solving tasks really well. Don't forget it you have less than 50% try again to get green!
You also have this week's 50 Club below, have a go and try to beat your score.
Today's English you are looking at the perfect form of verbs in a variety of poetry and having a go at using it yourself in writing your own poem.
Check out this week's learner of the week!
Thursday 2nd July
Good morning everyone, what a dull couple of days we are having! I hope it brightens up for the weekend. Below you may see that I have uploaded some of your stories from last week. Please don't be disheartened if you cannot see yours, the website only allows me to put on pictures of your work so if you have sent me your story in either a PDF form or a word document I haven't been able to put it on.
Mrs Smart and I have however thoroughly enjoyed reading them all and it reminds me how much we miss your amazing imaginations!
Today your work is still SPaG based. You are looking at progressive form of verbs, past and present and identify these then use in own writing. Again this is something we have done in class before so don't be scared, use the Powerpoint to refresh your memories and go for it!
Wednesday 1st July
How are we in July already? Just at the weather has turned horrible we are turning right into the summer months, it seems crazy!
I must apologise to those of you yesterday who couldn't find the learning, the website was not behaving but I hope you all managed to get on once I sorted it!
I am receiving lots of lovely work already, remember it is up to you whether you send it all in 1 on Friday or little and often. All I really want to reiterate is that you do not need to print it all out! So many of the activities where you would fill in the gaps if you printed you are more than able to write it out. We don't write on work sheets in class as you know, we normally right the whole sentence so I know you will be able to do these. Always use the question in your answers, IN FULL SENTENCES!
You have been looking at reports this week but today you are doing something different and focusing more on SPaG. I would like you to revise past and present tenses (which I know you're becoming whizz kids at!) have a go at the exercises and then write your own poem. Have a look at the Powerpoint to begin with to help you then off you go!
As always message me if you need any help!
Tuesday 30th June
How did you find this first day of learning? I've seen lots of you have remember key features of a report and I am really pleased to see how you've all shown your learning.
Check out today's learning. I would like you to have another look at a report and look at the features. This is the fun part! I would like you to play a few games on the CBeebies website and then write a report about these explaining what you think!
Keep on working on mathletics today, we are still problem solving so make sure you read the question then read it again!
Have a lovely day.
Monday 29th June
Hi everybody, how was your weekend?
The weather changed quite a bit but I must say it was a nice breather! We have another week of new home learning and I am very pleased with how you all adapted and blew me away last week.
This week on mathletics we are starting a new topic all around problem solving. I have only set one task for you today to see if you are ready and I will be checking you scores so remember aim for green! If you want to challenge yourself remember to have a look at the explore tab.
Our new topic this week in English is all around reports. To start the week you will be reading a variety of reports and revising features of non-chronological reports to go on to write one of your own. To finish the week you'll be using your knowledge on price and present tenses to look at a variety of poems to go onto writing your own version. Again I'll be posting the work daily for you to have a look at, feel free to either send it to be daily or send it as a bulk on Friday.
I have also set you all a new grammar and spelling task on bug club. I am very impressed with your improvements!
Below you'll find the answers to this week's 50 Club, remember you're only aiming to beat yourself so don't be disheartened if you haven't improved. Just keep practising!
Have a lovely week and work hard!
Friday 26th June
Good morning Mulberry, happy Friday!
I look forward to reading your stories later today, remember if you haven't sent it to me yet please do so by the end of the day. I haven't set you any tasks again on Mathletics I'd like you to have a go at the explore activities if you haven't yet or even try to beat your score or Times Tables Rockstars. If you want to try something new check out the Oak Academy website https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/maths , Choose a topic and follow the instructions.
You also have the 50 club to try, see if you can beat your score from last week.
Below you will find out who this week's learner of the week is but I want to say well done to all of you for trying hard this week and trying your best with this new learning.
Have a lovely weekend!
Thursday 25th June
Thank you so far for your fantastic English work this week. Remember you don't have to send it daily if it is easier for you to send me your work at the end of the week I am happy to receive it as a whole.
Today and Friday you have the task of focusing on your story. As most of you have finished your maths for yesterday and that is the end of the topic, I am not going to set any more activities as I want us to all start next week together. Use this time wisely! Either catch up on anything you have missed, improve some of your scores that are not green or have a go at the problem solving activities you haven't yet completed.
Be the best you can be.
Wednesday 24th June
Good morning everyone, I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine.
Yesterday would have been our sports day and we should have all been competing on the field, demonstrating both our competitive spirit and also the spirit of teamwork as we all worked to earn points for our Castle Teams. In the absence of the real deal, I thought you might be interested in the two documents I've attached below.
They have been created by PASS and the Youth Sport Trust, linked to National School Sport Week. There are a variety of activities linked to sport for you to have a go at, from planning and organising your own Sports Day at home, to slightly more adventurous activities!
Whatever you get up to, just make sure you don't forget to send in a photo or video!
Maths today you are looking at litres then you have the test to have a go at using all your knowledge of mass and capacity we have recapped over the week. I know this has been a short topic so if there is anything you feel you need to refresh please feel free!
In English you will be carrying on looking at Fantastic Mr Fox and then plan, using a story curve, your own story along similar lines. Have a go at writing this. This piece of work will be over the rest of the week days so plan today and write tomorrow and Friday if that helps! Have a look at the document I have attached it summarises the story really well, then let your imagine run wild!
I look forward to reading them!
Tuesday 23rd June
how did you all find the first day of our new remote learning? I have received lots of your work from yesterday and I am really pleased to see many of you have got really stuck in. If you want to you can either send it to me daily or send me all your work at the end of the week. I will upload todays lesson below, we are still looking at Fantastic Mr Fox looking at past tense and the present perfect form. There is a Powerpoint for you to look at first to help refresh your memory then have a go at the activites.
Maths today you are looking at grams and kilograms and converting between the two. I am so pleased to see so many greens, if you have got orange or red have another go!
Now, a treat for you all!
Someone you may recognise has been reading a few stories and has kindly uploaded them to Youtube. Ill pop one below - the channel is "West Malling Stories"...make sure it's OK with your grown up and check out the rest of these fabulous videos. I know they will make you smile!
Have a great day!
Monday 22nd June
Good morning everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend and spent some well earned restful time with your family. This week learning is a little different as we move away from our topic but I know you'll all enjoy it! As we have finished our history topic we are now having a more English focus daily to help build those skills some of us may have missed.
Similarly to your maths being updated daily, there will be a daily activity posted here so you will need to check here every day to find out what you need to do. Some of the activities suggest you print things - texts or a table to fill in - but in most cases this is not necessary. I am more than happy with you reading the text online or drawing the table or diagram and presenting your work thoughtfully. Our English work will have a range of SPaG and writing each week building up to a finished product.
This week's English work is based on the story many of you will know written by Roald Dhal, Fantastic Mr Fox. The first few days you will be planning and short story which I know lots of you will love and towards the end of the week we are looking at prepositions.
Today you are reading two chapters of the novel and summarising the characters.
If there are any questions about this new way of working please email me and I will help with any questions.
One thing to note - the file names may have strange week numbers on them - don't worry about the week number in the file name - I am selecting work that I feel is appropriate for Mulberry class so they may not go in chronological order.
This week we are starting a new topic - mass and capacity. You have two tasks to complete, the first - Are you ready? and then looking at How heavy? I'm sure lots of you will be able to access these activities and aim for green but as always and questions let me know and I will happily help!
Below you will see the answers to Friday's 50 club, check your answers and tell me your scores, did you beat last week?
Reading is normal this week, continue to read a range of books and complete the bugs alongside. I will also update the grammar and punctuation activities to those who need more.
Have a great week!
Friday 19th June
Hello and happy Friday!
We are at the end of another busy week and you have all been working really hard. Remember if you haven't already sent me your research for the week please do so by the end of the day. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through your work this week and seeing how you've all interpreted the question and followed your own interests.
You will see that I have uploaded the second part of our maths work.
Yesterday you all had a go at the fluency aspect of the angles and lines topic and today I want you to have a go at the more tricky problem solving. Remember, make sure you explain your reasoning to the questions, by doing so you'll be able to see any mistakes you may have made.
Below you will see this week's learner of the week video, check it out to see who has been working super hard. You'll also notice the photos I have uploaded. Many of you have enjoyed the mummifying of the fruit activity and have been able to explain your findings really well! I know this would have been an activity we would have loved to try in school so well done to all of you who was able to give it a go. Those who haven't look at the photos and see if you can figure out what has happened?
Have a lovely weekend everybody and enjoy the time with your family.
Thursday 17th June
Nearly the end of the week again and tomorrow I will be letting you all know who this week's learner of the week is. I have already seen some of your fantastic work and I must say I am really impressed with the variety of ways you have taken your research this week!
There are no Mathletics tasks set for today as we are starting a new topic next week. If you have got activities assigned it is because you have achieved less then 50% and I have reassigned it for you to have another go, remember go for green! I have attached below some more worksheets as I know lots of you enjoyed printing these off and having a go. If you haven't got a printer you can use the sheets as you would a text book at school. Today I will put on the fluency sheets surrounding properties of shapes and parallel and perpendicular lines and tomorrow I will add on the reasoning and problem solving sheets. Let me know how you get on!
Have a great day!
Wednesday 17th June
I hope you are all ok. I can see lots of you have been having a go at the grammar and spelling activities on Bugclub and improving your score. Don't forget to ensure you are understanding the books you are reading online, complete the bugs that go alongside. These allow you to practise those comprehension skills we would be working together in our guided reading sessions. If you are reading other types of books that are not online that is also great but make sure you are discussing what you are reading.
Today on mathletics you only have one task, the test on properties of shapes. Have another go at any of the other tasks you are not in the green and aim to improve your score. I have also uploaded two web links to practise your reasoning and problem solving. One of them includes statements for you discuss and put them into categories - always, sometimes and never. The second one gives you a page of shapes, you can either print these of just look at them on a device. The aim of the activity is for you to group certain shapes and explain your reasoning. There is no right or wrong as long as you can provide an explanation!
Let me know how you get on and have a great day!
Tuesday 16th June
Hi everybody, how did you all find your first day of home learning?
It has been a lovely few days with the sunshine although Sammy and I did get caught in a few showers on our walks!
Don't forget those of you who are planning on recording yourself for Mrs Cripps' choir project that the deadline to send through your clips is Friday 19th June. Have a look at my previous posts or send me a message if you need any more information.
I thought I would add the link to Newsround for you all today https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround. I know how much we would all enjoying discussing the daily news stories and the variety of things going on in the world together at the end of the day, so let me know if you find anything that interests you! There is definitely lots going on in the world.
Have a lovely day and work hard.
Monday 15th June
Good morning everybody,
How was your weekend? The sunshine was back which was lovely I managed to spend some lovely time in the garden.
We have another week of home learning and I am so pleased to see that you are all maintaining the enthusiasm you had to start with.
I have topped up your books this week on Bugclub and I have assigned a new spelling and grammar activity for you all.
Mathletics this week is still looking at shape. We are looking at properties of shape, counting the faces, vertices and edges. These are all words that we have learnt in year 2 but remember if you need to prompt your memory always click the (i) or drop me a message.
Below you will find the answer sheets to this week's 50 club. I know lots of you were challenging yourself this week so let me know how you do!
You will also find this week's task as a word document as normal. It is our last week on the Egyptians so this week's learning has been passed back over to you! That doesn't mean in anyway the standards slip remember! This piece of work is a week's worth of English and History together so little and often is always best.
This week we would love you to create your own page (or two!) of amazing research about something that interests you about Ancient Egypt.
It could be something we have learned about that you would like to spend more time researching or it could be something completely different.
Perhaps you want to know what kind of food was eaten in Ancient Egypt, or what life was like for children in Ancient Egypt.
Please include a mixture of pictures – ones you have drawn and printed out (if you can print at home, if not do not worry), written work about what you have discovered, diagrams, maps, anything you think will make your piece of work amazing!
We are excited to see what you decide to learn about yourselves!
I have attached an e-book on Mulberry page – you might be able to get some ideas from there.
Friday 12th June
Happy Friday!! Below you'll find who is this week's learner of the week, it has been a real tricky one to choose this week as you have all been working amazing!
Below you will find some more information from Mrs Barrett at PASS PE offering a new course they are running. The sessions on mindfulness yoga and wellbeing teach you teaches you practices you can use in your everyday life. Have a look at the PDF and if it is something you think you'll enjoy there is an email to contact for more information.
You'll also find attached this week's 50 Club, remember you are only trying to beat your score from the previous week and if you're ready to move up to the next level go for it challenge yourself!
If you haven't yet sent me your work please do so later today.
Have a lovely weekend!
Thursday 10th June
I have received some great pieces of work already on our investigation this week and I will collate a folder to share with you all like we would do in class. Please remember if you haven't already sent it to me please do so by Friday so I can see what you've been up to!
You are looking at a variety of shapes on Mathletics today and looking into how you are able to group them and I'm sure you'll all do a fab job.
Stay tuned for tomorrow to find out who are learner of the week is...
Wednesday 10th June
We are halfway through the week and the sunshine is creeping back so continuing working hard!
I am pleased lots of you are finding the new topic on Mathletics interesting and you are working really hard.
We have some exciting news from our friends at PASS regarding a challenge they are setting.
Kent School Games & the Kent Children's University, in partnership with the School Games Organisers have developed a fantastic resource for primary aged pupils called the "My Active Rainbow Challenge."
Children and families need to complete an activity from each colour of the rainbow, from within the booklet. Once you have completed it, you must colour in that part of the rainbow. Depending on how many complete rainbows/activities you do, you can submit the work and win prizes including Kent School Games Medals - which are lovely medals! Your parents can submit the evidence and the medals get sent directly home.
A video on how the challenges and booklets work can be found here:
The challenge booklet I have attached for you all below. This is such a great resource and it’s completely FREE OF CHARGE!!!
Any questions please contact Kent School Games directly : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 9th June
how was your Monday? Are you enjoying this week's investigation? The topic on Mummification is one of my favourites to research. Although it can come across gross I find it very fascinating and clever!
Maths today you are starting to look at different angles. I know we haven't looked much at this yet this year but I am confident you'll be able to grasp it quickly. Remember to look for the (i) if you are unsure on where to begin with the questions on mathletics. I have also uploaded some work sheets if you want to have a go at challenging yourself to master this topic, I know lots of you found the sheets helpful last week. Below you'll find some photos to prompt you if you need help!
Enjoy your Tuesday and feel free to message if you need any support!
Remote learning questions.
Here you will find all our enquiry questions and investigations as a word document in one place, please feel free to open, print and use how you wish.
Monday 8th June.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend despite the terrible weather! I still managed to get out for a walk but it felt a bit different than usual.
This week we are starting a new topic in maths. We are starting to look at properties of shape. I have only set you the first 'Are you ready?' task for tomorrow as I would like you to all continue having a go at the problem solving tasks. I am really pleased with the results you have been showing me with the tricky challenges you've been having a go at.
I can see that lots of you haven't accessed the Bug Club spelling and grammar activities last week. Make sure as well as your reading you are also having a go at the bugs and the questions to improve your comprehension skills. If you are seeking a challenge to further extend your writing check out the Oak National Academy website. (https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/english/#) You can pick the genre you would like to focus on and there are step by step lessons to help you practise your writing. I would love to see how you get on!
I know lots of you enjoys the 50 Club challenges on Friday, bellow you will find the answers that I will post on a Monday for you to check you work. Let me know your score and aim to beat it every week!
Mrs Cripps, our music teacher has a challenge for you this week. You can look on the music page, which you will find under class pages: music: choir, or follow this link to find out more!
Check out below this week's learning question as always it is also uploaded as a word document for you to use as you wish!
Have a great week!
How Did the Egyptians Deal with Death?
Look through the powerpoint that is with this sheet. The information will help you out.
It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days.
How were mummies made?
It took a very long time, from start to finish, it took about 70 days to embalm a body. The priest in charge would wear the mask of a jackal representing the god Anubis.
1. The body was washed and purified.
2. Organs were removed. Only the heart remained.
3. The body was filled with stuffing.
4. The body was dried by covering it with a substance called natron*. This substance absorbed all the moisture from the body.
5. After 40 - 50 days the stuffing was removed and replaced with linen or sawdust.
6. The body was wrapped in strands of linen and covered in a sheet called a shroud.
7. The body was placed in a stone coffin called a sarcophagus.
The mummy was now ready for its journey to the afterlife.
Use the above Mummy “Recipe” and create an information leaflet, complete with diagrams, explaining the process of mummification. You could present your work in a leaflet like this with an amazing front cover! Maybe you could include handy hints for the Mummifiers, “ Always wash your hands between stages!”
You will have read about canopic jars in the powerpoint, for your second task I would love you to draw each of the jars and give a little information about each one: which God does it represent? What was put in it?
If you fancy a bit of fun, look at the mummifying fruit sheet, maybe you could have a go! If you do Id love to see some photos!
Friday 5th June
Well done to all of you this week for your fantastic work this week. I can see that so many of you have enjoyed the project on Tutankhamun and have produced some great work.
Well done for persevering this week with the activities on time, it is tricky when we are not all together to follow on the work we have previously done in class but I am super proud with your hard work!
I want you to have a go at one of the problem solving tasks I have assigned you under the yellow explore tab. You will be able to access these once you have finished all your assigned tasks, then on Monday we will start our new topic on Mathletics. Have a look through the activities I have already assigned you and choose one that you think looks a good challenge.
I have some exciting news regarding our new maths challenges attched below.
Mr White has been very busy the past couple of weeks creating something exciting for us to practise at home. I know how many of you have been eagerly practising the 30, 60 and 100 club sheets to improve your score ready for our return to school. We now have something brand new called the 50 club! This is something completely separate from the original 100 club at school and is something you can get involved with in a regular way to keep your mental maths skills developing. There will be three different levels of the 50 club, Level 1 uses 60 club, Level 2 uses 100 club, Maths Master uses MM Level 1 so you choose your best fit. You will have 10 minutes to complete as many as you can, the same as the original quiz at school. The quiz will be posted on our webpages on a Friday morning for you to have a go and the answers will be posted on the Monday. This is non-competitive and there will be no certificates, the achievement is you improving and beating your score from the previous week! We of course would love to know how you are getting on! There will then be a different quiz posted on the following Friday for you to tackle new questions to improve your score.
Have a look below to find out this week's learner of the week...
Thursday 4th June
Hi everyone, nearly at the end of our first week back at school. It has been different for many of our friends at West Malling but we have all worked really hard! I am super proud of your perseverance this week with telling the time, I a few of you have found this slightly tricky but you have not giving up!
Stay tuned tomorrow to hear this week's learner of the week!
Below please find some images of some of your fantastic jewellery you have made last term.
Wednesday 3rd June
Good morning everyone,
how have you been finding your investigation this week? I have heard a lot of positive things of how you are all enjoying the research on Tutankhamen and I am pleased you share my enthusiasm!
I haven't assigned any new mathletics for you tomorrow as I can see most of you haven't completed todays and a few of you are in the red. Please have another go if you are and keep practising with the time. I know it can be a tricky concept but please break it down and remember you have done this before!
Again have a go at the games I put on previously if you want to have a challenge. I have also added some reasoning and problem solving sheets for you to have a look at. These are consolidating your learning from year 2 and the beginning of year 3 as a bit of a refresher. Please feel free to print them off or even answer the questions in your work book.
Let me know how you get on and have a fab Wednesday!
Tuesday 2nd June
How have you all found the enquiry question on Tutankhamen this week? He is the most famous pharaoh and I look forward to see what you find out.
Yesterday some year groups returned to school and from reports from teachers and children who were in school it seemed to go really well! Although I can imagine different and strange with so many empty tables and chairs and a lot quieter corridors, everyone remained safe and enjoyed seeing friends! It will be interesting to see how the rest of the term pans out.
I have some exciting news, Mr White has been extremely busy and has informed me that he is in the middle of developing a new type of home learning 50 club challenges to practise. Having only 50 questions rather than 100 will give you more time to complete the challenge and increase your confidence to move onto the 100 club. If you are already in the 100 club it still works out as great practise!
Let me know what you think, have a great week!
Monday 1st June
Hi everyone, how are we already in June?! I hope you have all had the best half term and enjoyed the sunshine with your loved ones!
We are continuing with our topic on the Ancient Egyptians and I am exciting to see where you are all going to take this topic further. Mrs Smart and I have been so impressed with your work so far, whether it has been making and drawing or writing detail paragraphs well done to each and every one of you!
You all had a great time in a zoom quiz this week and I know later on throughout the week you are all so lucky to be able to join in with a game of bingo! I will put the details on here in case any of you miss the message from Lottie's mum, I look forward to hearing all about it!
Continue reading and answering those comprehension questions on bug club as well as having a go at the grammar activities. I am pleased to see some of you have been answering and making your own type of comprehension questions to help you with books you are reading at home. This will really help you understand and enjoy the book you are reading.
On Mathletics we are still looking at time. I have reassigned some activities again for those of you who had red or orange - go for green! Have a go at looking at the games on our webpage as well as the various clocks around your house. How many different types can you find?
I will be adding this weeks investigation in the same way as usual, a document a well as below. Let me know what you think and keep being superstars!!
Why is Tutankhamun so Famous?
Watch this video to give you a little background information about Tutankhamun. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zvmkhbk
Look at pages 20-21 of the attached book on Ancient Egypt. These pages explain lots about Tutankhamun. (If you cannot open the book, I will also attach a screen shot of the page.)
Your task is to create your own version of these pages with information that you research.
The subheadings we would like you to use are:
Who was Tutankhamun?
The discovery of the tomb
Inside the tomb
What did we learn from this tomb?
You can add your own subheading if you wish to include more information. We would love you to include writing, pictures, facts or even maps! Think about how you could make your presentation really impressive!
In a short paragraph, explain to someone who has never heard of Tutankhamun why he is so famous seeing as he was only Pharaoh for around 10 years!
Friday 22nd May
Good morning everybody, it's our last day of term today and like I said in my learner of the week video, Mrs Smart and I would just like to say how proud we are with the enthusiasm towards your work the last couple of weeks. It has resulted in some great learning taking place, you have all earned a rest!
Today you only have one task on mathletics, we are starting to look at time. I have however attached some links to some fun games linked to time for you to have a go at to get your brains 'ticking' over if you want to explore further.
If you haven't already sent me your work for this week please do so, I again will be putting some photos on later for you all to share you work as we would do in class.
Keep on reading through the half term, I find little and often works well and its lovely to enjoy a nice book in the sunshine!
Below is an activity for you to have a look at over the half term. This is certainly not an activity that you have to do, but one that KS2 thought some of you might like to explore and get involved with over half term. If you do please keep me posted and send me a copy of your competition entry, I'd love to see it!
Have a fun and relaxing half term everyone, stay safe and enjoy time with your family.
Thursday 20th May
Today we are starting our new topic on Mathletics, before we look at telling the time we will have a brief reminder on the months of the year and how to use a calendar. I'm sure you'll all be great at these so remember to go for green and use this as a refresher.
I have already received lots of lovely photos of your creations this week. I know this week's investigation has really gripped lots of you so well done for being so enthusiastic, I can't wait to see all your work tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will be announcing our learner of the week so make sure you stay tuned. Also Friday it will be our last day of term - how did that happen?! As we will not be able to have our usual end of term service, there will be a video on our school website with a video from Reverend Green for our end of term virtual service so make sure you check that out.
Keep on going, we are nearly there!
Wednesday 20th May
Good morning Mulberry class, how is it nearly half term already?! Keep working hard we are nearly there for a well earned rest during half term. I have some news to share with you this week, another proud moment for our team.
Hattie, Tilly, Elsie and their mum and dad completed the Rainbow charity Run for the NHS and biked 10.5km. The whole family dressed up in rainbow colours to follow the theme! Well done everyone I am super proud. I know lots of you have been riding bikes, running and doing all sorts activities to raise money for charity as well as having fun. You should all be really proud, I know I am!
Tuesday 19th May
Yay the sun is back! How have you all been making the most of this glorious weather? Lots of you have been attempting the tasks on Mathletics again that you scored less than 50% and I am so pleased to see some of you have even been giving them 3 attempts or more! We are finishing off fractions this week and moving onto a new topic so please feel free to go back and master any of the questions or activities you feel you could improve.
How did the first day of your new question go? It's a fun one this week and I'm excited to see your work at the end of the week. Please email me if you have any questions.
Keep being amazing!
Monday 18th May
Good morning Mulberry class, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! What have you all been up to? I have enjoyed lots of lovely dog walks in the sun, although Sammy is now hiding when I go for his lead - I think he's had enough!
Do you remember our competition with Oak class on Time tables rock stars... well unfortunately they've won with more children logging on! I am super proud however with the amount of children that has now started using the website, I can see you are improving your score each time!
Below are our stats for this week... lets see if we can beat them next week!
Lots of you have completed your problem solving tasks and are asking for more so I have assigned those, let me know if you require any thing else. If you haven't had a go, set your self a goal this week to try and complete one and let me know what you think.
I have reassigned some of your work this week on fractions for those of you that have scored less than 50% and have a red. Don't be disheartened if you think you've already completed the assigned activity it's good practise! Go for green!!
Remember to keep reading on bugclub and have another go at the spelling and grammar activities for this week if you haven't accessed these already.
Below you will find our enquiry question for this week as well as a word document in the regular place.
Keep working hard!
Who Were the Pharoahs?
Use your amazing research skills, the YouTube video and the PowerPoint which is on Mulberry webpage and find the answers to these questions. Remember to write in full sentences and add as much detail as you can!
An example of a detailed answer:
Question: What were hieroglyphics?
Hieroglyphics were a form of writing the Ancient Egyptians used. They were made up of little pictures. Examples have been found on walls in tombs.
We would LOVE you to use your creative skills and make or design something beautiful. It could be a necklace like the Pharaohs used to wear, it could be a head piece. How about trying to recreate a picture of YOU as a Pharaoh?
Have a look at the pictures below and be inspired! It would be fun to try the activities below but don’t worry if you can’t – you can create amazing drawings and designs for us to see!
You could take a photo of yourself, print it if you can - set the printer to greyscale – then give yourself gorgeous Pharaoh clothing!
These are Ancient Egyptian collars created from a paper plate – but you could make one from any paper or maybe recycle some card! Remember they did love their jewels and gold! You could even recreate with pasta!
Maybe even make a toilet roll Pharaoh!
Friday 15th May
Please find below our learner of the week! Remember your enquiry question is due in today so if you haven't already sent it to me please make sure you do. You've all been working extremely hard over the last week and I'm pleased to see so many of you now checking your work and improving it before sending it in to me as you would do in class.
Make sure you enjoy the sunshine over the weekend and keep posted to see next week's learning question as well as new mathletics and bug club activities set.
Stay safe and look after each other!
Thursday 14th May
Today we are looking at equivalent fractions on mathletics. Equivalent fractions are fractions wwith different numbers representing the same part of a whole. They have different numerators and denominators but their values are the same e.g 1/2 of something is the same as 3/6. I have attached a fraction wall for you to glance at if you need a hand.
I am really pleased to see that lots of you are having a good go at our new fractions topic and are trying again to make sure your score is in the green! Please do not go on and rush to the next activity because it is important we all stay together to make sure we master each topic. If you want to try something else then please have a look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and choose something to practise and develop.
Mrs Hillsdon has entered our school into a competition to win £5000 of book tokens! Wouldn't that be a lovely thing to return to school with!
You can help our chances by voting for us on:
So, spread the word and let's get voting!
Tuesday 12th May
Good morning everyone. The sunshine is back!! Below I had added some of your fantastic work from last week, remember this is your only piece of written work each week so you really need to try your best. Maybe try doing some each day rather than all in one day for you to come back with fresh eyes. your sentence structure is really important so make sure you read it back to yourself and remember your CAPITAL LETTERS and FULL STOPS!
I give you a range of activities to choose from but you can pick as many as you like, there needs to be one aspect of writing though!
Lots of have asked for more of the grammar and punctuation work on Bug club so I allocated you then next task on apostrophes to refresh your memory. Let me know what you think. Don't forget we are still in competition with Mrs Hillsdon and Oak class so keep rocking on times tables rockstars!
Monday 11th May
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great long bank holiday weekend and spent some valuable time with your loved ones in the sunshine. If any of you celebrated VE day or completed any activities please send over some photos I would love to see!
I have received some great work last week, and later on today I will put a collation of your work. Please don't feel upset if I don't display them all, our webpage only can manage a few!
Remember to keep checking bugclub and Mathletics to complete your daily tasks as you have all been fabulous as keeping up to date! Check out your problem solving tasks, lots of you haven't completed ones assigned yet, they are great for using your knowledge in context!
Something very important! Mrs Hillsdon and I have been talking about our fantastic new subscription with Times Tables Rockstars. I explained how lots of us have been logging all already and practising so she is challenging us! She has claimed that Oak class will have more logins and more games played and more points earned that Mulberry will by Friday 15th May. Now I am positive we will win, I know we can do this!
If you haven't logged in yet don't worry - we have set up your accounts to have the same login details as your Mathletics accounts. If you need a reminder, drop me an email!
Our topic learning continues with looking at the way Ancient Egyptians wrote and how we are able to translate this. I think a lot of you will enjoy this one! As always I will attach the task as a word document below.
How Important was the Rosetta Stone?
Hieroglyphics were the way the Ancient Egyptians communicated in writing. They used pictures instead of letters.
a) Read through the power point presentation attached separately below. Create a cartouche for everyone who is living in your house or for your family or friends. Use the hieroglyphics above and draw carefully. You can colour them if you wish but if you do, can you use similar, natural colours like the picture has used.
b) How long did that take? Which alphabet and style of writing do you prefer and why?
Historians were really stuck when it came to translating hieroglyphics. Can you imagine how hard it must have been?! Can you work out what the coded message below is asking and can you write the answer?
It’s impossible to know the answer isn’t it?
How about if I give you this…
That makes it much easier doesn’t it? This is kind of what the Rosetta stone did.
Use your amazing research skills and find out about the Rosetta Stone and how it made translating Ancient Hieroglyphics possible.
You can include pictures, diagrams, writing, maybe even a map!
In your writing try to include the answers to these questions:
Challenge: Do you think the Rosetta stone is being kept in the right place? Can you explain your thoughts?
Thursday 7th May
This Friday it is a Bank Holiday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day is also known as Victory in Europe Day and it marks the day towards the end of World War Two.
If you want to learn more about VE Day, you could have a look at the PowerPoint below and learn more about why we celebrate.
There are lots of ideas and activities to celebrate and I have added some documents you may want to print out to have a go. There is a Morse Code cracking activity, a make your own glider and lots of colouring sheets to keep you busy.
Lots of people are decorating their houses with bunting and although many celebrations have now had to be postponed there are still lots of things we can get involved with.
I have added a bunting sheet you can colour or decorate in the traditional red, white and blue Union Jack colours if you wish!
Don't forget to send me any photos of how you have celebrated with your family.
Have a look at the English Heritage website, they have nine things of importance on their website that we should all know about VE day: http://tiny.cc/EH9
Keep tuned tomorrow to find out this weeks learner of the week!
Wednesday 6th May
This week on Mathletics we are starting to look at fractions. I know this is something we have only touched on briefly in school so please do not let them scare you! Today and tomorrows assigned activities aren't too tricky, but make sure you click on the i for more information if needed. Of course I am here to contact if you get really stuck.
On Monday when I start assigning things we haven't really looked at I will help with you a some more information on our class webpage, so please don't be scared you do know these!
Like I say have a go and message me if you need to.
Tuesday 5th May
I received some lovely news this weekend that I wanted to share with you all and I am extremely proud and I know you will all be too!
Emilie and her mum took part in the 2.6 challenge on Sunday. They ran for 2.6 miles for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS and ended up raising a fantastic £150. I am so proud the Emile and her mum found a great way to help out and do what they could at home to support the NHS. The weather looked pretty warm but I'm sure that end goal made it all worth it!
Well done Emilie and your mum you really have let your light shine!
Monday 4th May
Good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend with your loved ones, although the weather was drizzly I can see and hear the signs of Spring continuing to bloom. The birds are singing every day and the rain has made the grass is green!
I have topped up some of your books in Bugclub as well as adding some new grammar and spelling activities. If you haven't already had a go check them out, they're really helpful and allows you to put your SPaG skills to use!
Lots of you have been attempting the problem solving activities in Mathletics and it allows you to use your maths in context to become masters at each topic! We have finished statistics and this week we will be looking at measurement, starting with length and perimeter. As well as completing your activities have a go at measuring some things around your house or garden. Do you use the same unit of measurement to measure the door and the TV remote? If not why?
We also have some very exciting news, we have now subscribed to Times Tables Rockstars! Just log in to the website with your Mathletics log in details https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/87520.
You will be asked a variety of x and ÷ and you will be able to keep practising and move on when you are ready. I will be looking online to see who has logged on and how you get on. This is extra to Mathletics so make sure you completed your assigned tasks first. I look forward to seeing you all rock!
Well done to all of you that are using your enquiry question as an extended piece of writing. I know I give you lots of choices with your investigations but remember, this is your main piece of writing per week so make it count! Lots of you are forgetting capital letters and full stops which I know you all will agree are silly mistakes!
Please find your work below, as always you may find it in a word document to print if you wish.
Keep working hard!
We have checked this video is appropriate for children. This is from a children's BBC site so has to be viewed directly from there. Please preview and make sure you are happy with your child watching it.
Watch the video (above) to find out all about daily life as an Ancient Egyptian.
Use what you learn and your research skills to complete TWO of the following tasks:
Use what you learn on the video, the picture above and your own research and ideas to write a paragraph describing the scene. Imagine you are walking through the streets, what would you hear, see, smell, taste? Would it be crowded? Clean? You could even use a thesaurus to level up your word choices!
5. Ancient Egyptians did not use money like we do today. What did they use? How did they buy things? Did this system work?
Write a paragraph discussing all the positive things about this system and also looking at the negatives – what could go wrong? Would you like us to use this method now? Why or why not?
Friday 1st May
Well done for your great pieces of work this week! It is the first day of May today and normally this weekend there would be lots of markets, festivals and gatherings to celebrate May Day. I know it is a bit different right now and we may not be able to visit family or even enjoy the sunshine (where has it gone?!) but we are all remaining the best we can be and working hard and hopefully next week the sun will be back!
Traditionally, people in the UK celebrated the 1st May with dancing around a maypole and weaving ribbons around the pole. I've attached a mindful May Day colouring sheet you could print off or even have a go at drawing your own to remind us all about this old English tradition.
Thursday 30th April
Last day of April hasn't it flown by! I am loving looking at all of your work this week and I'm pleased with that the standard of writing has improved and you are all now trying your best!
Lots of you have been working on your resilience this week and I'm so pleased to see you trying and working on your mistakes rather than giving up, I can see this on Mathletics lots of you are giving it another go!
Remember if you haven't already had a go at your spelling and grammar activities on bug club give them a try - some of you have started, Monday I will be adding some more. If you haven't already sent me through your enquiry question this week then please do by Monday as there will be a new investigation for you all to explore.
Tuesday 28th April
What has happened to the sunshine?! I hope you are all well! A few of you have emailed me with questions regarding some questions on Mathletics. I am more than happy to help if any of you are stuck. My advice is to not let division scare you! I know we had a battle with it in class but do not forget everything we learnt about sharing and finding the inverse! Focus on the question rather than the way Mathletics has set it out!
On Bugclub some of you may have noticed I have assigned you some spelling and grammar games. Have a go and see what you think, they are both computer and tablet friendly and should be under a tab at the top by 'My Stuff'. Let me know how you get on!
Monday 26th April
Good morning Mulberry class, I hope you all had a nice weekend in the sunshine and are ready for another week of learning. Remember to keep trying your best and working hard as I am looking out for next week's learner of the week already!
I have loved seeing your work on our new topic and am already really enthused with all you know already. I have uploaded some of the photos of your mind maps to share your learning with your friends. The questions you have been asking have shown me how excited you all are and although we will sadly not be together to begin this topic I can't way to see where we take this topic together.
Don't forget to keep working hard on mathletics, next week we will be attempting to have a look at our new topic, statistics. Remember to use the information tool if need be or email me if you need any more help, if your score is either red or orange it will be good to have another go!
This week's history enquiry question is all about the River Nile, please try hard and I can't wait to see your work.
Enjoy this week's investigation...
Ancient Egypt Week 2
Why was the River Nile so Important in Ancient Egypt?
Watch this quick video below to see the modern-day River Nile and some of the sights you would see of you were travelling along it.
We have checked this video is appropriate for children. Nevertheless, to avoid opening You Tube, click on the red play arrow and watch the video staying inside the school website.
We would like you to create a piece of writing all about the River Nile. You could split it into two sections:
Use these questions to help you think of what to write – you can of course do some research but make sure all the work is in your own words. We would love it if you drew diagrams or maps in your work too. Fill a whole page with your careful research, facts and illustrations!
This is a map of Ancient Egypt. The blue line is the River Nile.
What do you notice about it?
Where are the cities and settlements?
Why do you think this is?
Something called the “inundation of the Nile” happened every year. Research and find out what this was, what happened and how it must have had good and bad effects on the Egyptians.
Why doesn’t it happen any more?
Can you include some interesting Nile Facts?
What wildlife would we expect to see if we visited?
What are modern day pollution levels like in the Nile?
Friday 24th April
As you can see I Mr Clark has a very special message for you all underneath. I must say it has been extremely hard choosing a 'remote learner of the week' as you have all been amazing and putting lots of effort into your work!
Well done to Charlie as he has really stood out the past few weeks being the best he can be!
Please if you haven't already done so could you send me the document or photo of this week's investigation ready for our new one on Monday. I am really pleased to see how many of you have enjoyed this week's learning and are excited about the weeks to come with our new topic.
Stay safe and enjoy the glorious sunshine this weekend.
Thursday 23rd April
What beautiful sunshine we have been having, it just makes everything that much cheerful!
I would like to wish you all a Happy St. George's Day! It seems fitting that today falls on a Thursday when we are standing at our front doors together celebrating our NHS clapping, cheering banging our pots and pans to say thank you! I would love to hear how you and your family joined in. I know my dog thinks the clapping is for him and he for sure joins in with his bark!
For those of you who love stories, you might be interested in something exciting being offered by Audible. The link below is to Audible Stories - a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese - for free, so they can keep learning, dreaming and just being kids! I myself have found my love for Harry Potter again after reading the books, listening to someone else read it to me gives me a whole new insight into the books. Give it a go and see what you think.
Wednesday 22nd April
Good morning everybody! How are you all? I am pleased to see some of your enthusiasm on our new topic as some of you have already sent in some work!
Please remember you have all week to complete this to ensure it is a piece of writing/ work that you are proud of. Don't forget your sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. This week's investigation is split into sections so even if you do some each day to stop it building up.
There has been lots of information recently surrounding the 'home- schooling' that various schools are doing. As we know it is already quite a stressful for households therefore our expectations for the children's learning in this time remain the same as when we first moved to remote learning.
This is an opportune time for you and your families to make memories and spend time together - something we don't always have! Can you learn a new skill, enjoy this glorious weather or even learn to ride your bike!
However, for those who would like something a little more formal, the attached document below provides some links to free resources being offered by the BBC, the government's new online National Academy and our own PASS PE network. There are no expectations for you to complete this work it is simply some extras you can dip in and out of. Of course I would love to see anything you are getting up to! Stay safe!
Tuesday 21st April
I am really please and a huge well done to you who are trying several times at each mathletics activity to improve your score. I can see your attempts and its good to know you are pushing yourself to improve. If you score a red or orange in any activity I expect you to read through the
i (information on each page) and have another go.
If you are completely stuck and the i button doesn't help - please drop me an email and most importantly, don't worry!
Remember you can reach me on: email@example.com
Equally if you are scoring well and are feeling confident on an activity I have set you please don't feel the need to rush on stick to the assigned tasks for that day. I want you to make sure you master your activity before you move onto something else. Could you test someone in your family on the relevant topic? Maybe you could make a game? Use counters (or anything around your house) to show your learning, just like we would in class!
It is not a rush, I would prefer you to know a lot about a topic rather than know a little about a lot of topics!
Monday 20th April.
Good morning, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine! Today we would have been starting our new topic in class all together and it is one I know you will all love.
Our new history topic is the Ancient Egyptians - So you think you know Ancient Egypt?
Each week there will be our new enquiry question with a range of activities. To help you there will be some notes, pictures or internet links to enable you to answer the questions to the best of your ability. Please remember the expectation of learning in class is the same required of you at home so please try your best!
Below I have also uploaded the work in a word document so you can print if you prefer. I have also uploaded a knowledge organiser that we would normally stick in the front of our topic book when we start looking at any new topics.
Don't forget to keep checking bugclub and mathletics and keep trying your best!
Ancient Egypt Week 1
What have you seen in films, on the TV, heard or read about?
Create a mind map and show us what you already know – do not use your research skills for this, just what’s in your brain! You can write words, phrases, draw pictures – it’s up to you!
Set this out in a page in your book like this, with Ancient Egypt in the middle. Add as many things as you can think of, the diagram has space for 6 but I know you will think of more! You could decorate this page in an Ancient Egyptian way if you wish!
What can we learn about Ancient Egypt from this painting found on a temple wall?
Look closely, what can you see? Create a list in your book of all the things we KNOW about Ancient Egypt if we are to believe what we see in this painting. You could print the picture out and stick in your book and write your list next to it if you wish. You may also want to enlarge the picture to make it easier to spot clues!
A primary source is something written, made or said by someone who was involved in the event. This could be a letter, a diary, photographs, poems or even spoken word.
A secondary source is an account of something that has been created by someone who was not there at the time.
We think this painting is a primary source of evidence as it was found on the wall of an Ancient Egyptian tomb, but it could actually be a secondary source.
Can you explain why it could be either source of evidence?
You might wish to start your explanation with this sentence:
The painting on the tomb wall could be either a primary or secondary source of evidence.
To be a primary source it…
However, to be a secondary source…
Thursday 16th April
Good morning Mulberry Class,
I hope you all had a nice Easter and stayed safe at home with your families. It has been a strange one hasn't it?
Don't forget Mrs Smart and I would always love to see what you've been up to by sending photos to our class email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be starting our new topic on Monday which I know you will all really enjoy and I look forward to seeing your work.
Remember to keep reading either on bugclub or any books you have at home, have you been reading outside in this weather or anywhere different then usual? I'd love to hear about it! Maybe you can think of your own ending and even write it down with your own illustrations.
I will continue to unlock daily Mathletics tasks for you to complete little and often and some of you have asked for some of the Problem solving tasks which I will be assigning more next week. If you haven't already access these and you would like me to assign you some let me know. You will find them under the yellow explore tab which will become available when you have completed your tasks. If you need any help locating these let me know.
If you haven't completed the English task set on the last few days of term please can you do so and email it to me by Friday ready to have a look at our next enquiry question on Monday. If you have decided to choose to do a piece of artwork around the picture maybe you could add some writing to go alongside.
I am also going to add a time capsule activity for you to have a go at if you have completed your writing activity. This can be something you add to over the time we are not at school or if you are unable to print you can take these ideas to add into your workbook. We are living in very strange times at the moment and it will definitely be something to look back over in the future therefore this is a great way to capture your thoughts and feelings right now! This is not compulsory but something I thought would be a nice momento we could all look back over.
I hope you are all well and we are missing you all lots, stay safe!
Did you spot my April fools joke? What a silly invention! Did you see any other April fools tricks or did anything funny happen in your household?
Have a lovely Easter and look after your families! Keep in touch.
Wednesday 1st April
I hope everyone is ok and looking forward to the well earned Easter break. After today I will not be setting mathletics over the Easter holidays but feel free to continue with any you haven't completed and I will be setting again on the Thursday we are due back in school. You have also got lots of different questions or task to complete to go alongisde your picture this week, so please continue with that on those last two days we are back.
Some interesting news caught my eye this morning that I thought the animal lovers amongst us would finnd fascinating. Have a look at this amazing invention and see what you think!
Monday 30th March.
As we enter a new week of home learning I am pleased to see all many of you working really hard and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through some of your brochures. Remember just because we are not all in class together, Mrs Smart and I would love to see what you're getting up to at home. Whether it's a new skill you've learnt, book you've read or something you've baked - keep us updated!
This week's work will continue with bugclub books and mathletics. I have now assigned tasks to you from our new spring block and I will be unlocking daily tasks to keep you busy. I have kept some of the Autumn block assigned to you that I think will be helpful but please remember you can do other types of maths at home. Card games, practising your times tables or even challenge someone to a game of quick draw like we do in class!
Look carefully at this picture. There are so many things to notice in it.
I thought you might like a choice of work to do this week. (as well as your mathletics and reading of course!)
You do not need to do all of these activities, I would love you to do just one REALLY well, but if you want to do more I would love to see!
Write a story
Can you create a story linked to this picture? Perhaps one of these openers will give you a spark of an idea…
“Leave us alone! This is our home!” the animals all declared as one.
The humans didn’t seem to care…
Can you continue the story?
Or, can you persuade the humans to leave the animals alone? This could be a persuasive poster, leaflet or even a letter.
Can you write a paragraph to persuade humans to treat animals with respect? You use these openers/phrases to help you.
It is important that…
It is appalling that...
You could include a rhetorical question:
Did you know that... ?
How can we... ?
What is a habitat? Can you give an example? Perhaps draw one with the creatures that live in it.
What is happening in the picture? Do you think it is fair?
Which animals can you see? Can you make a list of things they have in common and things that are different?
What country do you think the picture is from?
Do you think there are any important messages to take from this picture?
If you were driving the digger, how would you feel? What would you do?
Can you draw a picture that shows:
1) the animals’ home before the diggers came along, and 2) what the scene looks like after the humans have finished on the site? Perhaps split your page in half!
Friday 27th March
I hope you have all had a productive week and have worked hard, I am looking forward to going through the brochures this weekend, I can see most of you have spent great time and care completing them. If you have not already sent me your completed work if possible please do via our class email email@example.com.
I can see lots of you have completed lots of the tasks set to you on Mathletics from last term and from Monday I will be setting daily tasks from our Spring block, I advise you try to complete them on the day rather than let it build up to the end of the week!
I am also uploading the 30,60, 100 club and maths masters sheets for you to practise at home if you wish - there will be no certificates though, you will have to earn these when you're back in school!
On Monday you will have a new task for you to complete for the last three days of term and the two days when we are due back to school. This will give you a chance to enjoy your Easter break with your family and have some important down time!
Wednesday 25th March
Good morning everybody, we are a few days in now with our home learning and I am so pleased and proud of how resilient you all have been. I can see lots of you are reading your books on bugclub and completeing your tasks on mathletics. I have thoroughly enjoyed recieving photos and updates of your learning, and I am really looking forward to looking through your brochure on your chosen country.
We have been extremelly lucky this week with the weather and I know from updates from parents lots of you have enjoyed some excericising in the garden and getting some well needed fresh air. We can clearly see spring on its way in full force and although we don't have the beautiful blossom tree to admire at school there are lots of signs, noises and smells all around.
I have attached some spring ideas and activites to keep you busy over the next couple of weeks and I would love to see how many of the checklist you can complete. Maybe you could colour in or tick off once you've completed one and see how many you can do?
Create a painting of blooming spring flowers.
Fly a kite on a windy day.
Create a picture of a butterfly. Can you make sure that the wings are symmetrical?
Ask your friends and family to tell you what their favourite thing about spring is. make a list of their answers and record your results in a bar chart.
Write an acrostic proem about a springtime word of your choice.
Sit quietly in your garden or outside space and have a sensory spring hunt. What can you smell, hear or see?
Write your own spring time story.
Can you make a springtime pictures using only natural materials?
Monday 23rd March
Dear Mulberry Class,
Today is the first day of working like this online and although this is very different to what we are used to we are all hoping you are remembering to be the best you can be!
We want you to be ready to come straight back to school ready to pick up our learning where we left of so keep practising and working hard!
I want you to make sure you are learning all the year 3/4 spellings, do your mathletics and read your bugclub books. I am also going to give you one piece of topic type work every week.
You have books to work in so you can always draw a picture, keep a diary, write a poem or take some photos. I am really looking forward to seeing your amazing books when you come back to school. Take pride in them, they will be a piece of history for you in the future to look back on.
I have assigned lots of new books to you, so read, read, read!
I have unlocked ALL of Autumn term work and the first task of our Spring unit. Do as much as you can this week and from next week, I will unlock 1 or 2 pieces a day for you.
For your topic task this we would like you to finish your brochure that you have started in class, lots of you have them with you at home so you can carry on. If you don't, attached to our Mulberry class page is a version you can download and print it yourself OR you could draw something similar in your book you have at home.
Please remember that you should take your time and be careful with your presentation. Put lots of thought into everything you do, we want you to be super proud of all your work you do while you're away from us!
A special email address has been set up (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you can contact us on. Both Mrs Smart and I both have access to this. The email will act a bit like a virtual classroom, so it would be lovely to hear from you. Of course you can ask us questions about the work you are doing, and we’ll do our best to help you, but it would be lovely just to hear what you’re up to and how you’re keeping yourselves busy!
Mrs Smart and I are missing you all lots and hope you are working hard and staying safe. I look forward to seeing all your hard work and we are all thinking of you.
We had a wonderful visit from author Ian MacDonald today. We were extremely lucky to hear a variety of his stories and loved his top tips to creating our own. Mulberry class were extremely eager to get writing and produced a great description of their own alien!
Mulberry class enjoyed taking part in BBC radio 2's live lesson today. Lots of us are excited to take part in the 500 word competition and are already full of ideas for our stories! The children will be coming home with letters on Friday and if there are any more questions please feel free to speak after school.
Below I have attached the link for the 500 words website where you will find lots of helpful resources.
Today Mulberry class enjoyed using their speaking and listening skills to join in with National No Pens Wednesday. In maths, we used lots of equipment to show our working out, as well as using playing cards to add and subtract to get to the nearest number. This afternoon, we used our designs in our topic books to make our houses for our Stone Age Settlements. We used a range of natural and man made resources to make our houses look realistic from the certain period we were focusing on.
Welcome to Mulberry Class 2019-20!
Monday 9th September