Tuesday 26th January 2021
Here we are for another week of home learning, and I don't know about you but I'm really missing being in class with you all. Though, to be honest, the few children who were in school last week were really noisy (almost as noisy as when you are all there!). I have said it before, and I am going to say it again, you are all doing a fantastic job 👏 I have seen some brilliant work from you. You are doing this at home without being grumbled at by me (or the other Year 3 grown-ups) which makes it all the more phenomenal. Keep up the good work and don't forget, when you've finished your work have a look at it and say to yourself 'I've done that!' and be proud of it. You've put a lot of effort in and you should be proud of it - it is important, and it makes you feel good 👍
Parents/guardians, this goes for you too - these are trying times for us all. I am sure that most, if not all of us have had a few wobbles from our children (there have been one or two in our house). Anything that you are doing at home to help your child/children is great and will help them (and me!) in the long run.
If you need any help please let me know. I know that some of the methods we use, especially in maths, may be new to some (they were new to me when I started teacher training!) and I will do all that I can to clear up any confusion. If you need to ask questions please do.
Today I have set some Maths work, some English and there is also some PSCHE.
Thursday 21st January 2021
Can I just say a big well done to all of you (parents as well!) for all of the hard work that you have been doing. I know that some of the work has been mind blowing and I really do appreciate the effort that you are putting in. I thought today I would set some work that is a little less intense, but still topics that we need to work on and practise. We have Maths, English and Science today.
I thought it might be nice for us all to try and learn some British Sign Language (BSL) whilst we are learning like this, but resources that I can use are pretty hard to come by so today I have taken a clip from a YouTube video (Natasha Lamb and her sister Kelly-Ann). Have a look and practise on your family. I will post some resources as and when I find them, please let me know what you think.
Extra Wednesday news!
I've had the first home learning pictures sent in from one of your class mates, so I have set up a home learning gallery in our home learning section - if anyone else wants to do the same please do so 👍
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Hello Year 3, well, the rain woke me up early this morning so I can only assume I'll be falling asleep on the sofa/my daughter's bean bag when the news is on later. For some reason my daughter really doesn't like it when I do that (😂).
For today you have the usual Maths & English (with added phonics) and some Geography. The Geography
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and not sat at home looking at the rain and feeling glum. I have to say I do quite like the rain (which is handy as we live in a rainy part of the country), but when we get into the second day of rain I do start to wish it would leave us alone. Having said that we are all staying at home as much as we can, so maybe the rain isn't as much of an issue.
Today you have some English (writing direct speech), Maths (finding change from £1) and PSCHE (dreams and goals), I will explain all of these on our Zoom meeting later.
In the first lockdown I started a Year 3 class gallery page where people sent me pictures of what they were doing at home (other than work). Last year's class sent me pictures of crafts they were doing, pictures they took when they were out for their daily exercise and pictures of their pets. If you want to send some pictures to the year 3 home learning email I will set up a class gallery on our web page, if you don't want to that's fine 👍
Friday 15th January 2021
Hello Year 3, yet again the morning has got away from me (that is a phrase that people use to say that time seems to have passed very quickly and there is still loads of things to do). It is really cold today and my car was frozen solid this morning, it took me ages to defrost it! It was really cold when I got into our classroom too, thankfully my fingers are starting to get their feeling back so that I can type this message to you all.
Today you have some Maths, English, Guided Reading and some Spanish work to do.I hope you enjoy it.
Have a lovely weekend and, as always, you can email me if you need me.
Take care & keep safe,
Thursday 14th January 2021
I've just realised that I didn't post anything yesterday! I think that was mainly down to my brain not functioning the way it usually does - but we've all been there haven't we 😂
I will put some Maths, English and Science work on here today. We should be at school studying light & dark for our science topic for this half term, having looked into it I think this is going to be a little bit difficult to access some of this subject at home. As with the Geography, we will give it a go - we are Year 3 after all💪
Today I have posted a link to a YouTube clip that will help with the work I have posted. I hope it works 🤞
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Good morning Year 3,
I hope you're all ok as we travel through our first week in another lockdown. This really isn't the best way for us to learn, but if we all work together, we'll get there in the end.
For today you have some Maths, English and PSHE work. I know that some of you are having, what people on the TV call, technical difficulties (glitchy zoom, grumpy devices, badly behaved printers). Please don't worry too much about this, especially if there is nothing you can do about it. Just do what you can do and try your best. I know that all of the grown-ups in school are proud of the St Margarets children (and parents!), but I am especially proud of you lot!
As always, if you need me send me a message on the year 3 home learning email.
Friday 8th January 2021
I think there may be a little confusion about how we will be distance learning from Monday next week (11.1.21). The plan, at the moment, is for a 20 - 30 minute Zoom meeting at 10 where I (or Miss Cohen) will explain the tasks for the day. These tasks will be a Maths, an English and a Topic task. This will be the same format as we used last time our bubble was shut (end Dec/beg November).
As you will understand, at the moment, the situation can change quite rapidly and if the above alters I will let you know.
I am going to try and use the Zoom link we used last time, I have reposted this on the GC stream.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Hopefully all will go to plan 🤞
Take care and keep safe,
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Hi Year 3,
I hope you are all doing well today. Even though we aren't getting back together in school for a few weeks there are still ways that we can contact each other, I will be starting Zooming again on Monday 11th Jan at 10 o'clock and you can always email me. If you can it would be a good idea to keep in contact with your friends too and there are so many ways that you can do it, my daughter has been Face Timing her friends to chat about their school work, play games and heaven knows what else! I have tried to join in (I think I'm really interesting and funny) but I get told to shush 😂. Anyway, what I am trying to say is that in the coming weeks, if you can, try to contact your friends for a chat.
I will post some work for you in the Home Learning section today (I will put it on GC too). This will be Maths and English work for today. I will start posting Topic work on Monday, not everything I had planned is good for home learning. We were due to do a Design Technology block that involved a lot of paper and a lot of mess. Somehow I don't think your grown-ups would be happy with me if I encouraged you all to trash your houses!
As always take care of yourselves and your families and if you need me please email me.
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Well it looks like we are back to home learning for a few weeks 😥 At the moment the plan is to zoom at 10 in the morning - we'll use the link we were using last time (it is on a message I posted on Nov 27 on our google classroom page) I will post Maths, English and Topic pieces of work both on here and on our class website. As with last time if you want to contact me the best way would be to email me here