After Easter, I will be uploading a suggested timetable of learning for children. This will be updated each week with activities that correspond to the English, Maths and Topic work that we would have be starting in Summer 1 (Anglo-Saxons and Vikings). I will base the timetable around our general class 3 weekly routine in an attempt to support you with structuring the day for your child. However, this timetable can simply be used as a reference depending on your current home situation, your current availability to support your child, your access to technology etc.
The expectation of children is that they attempt the English, Maths and Topic tasks each day where possible.
An email address has been set up for each class so that teachers can be emailed directly with any queries about work that has been set. You can email me questions about the work and I will respond as soon as possible. The email for class 3 is below:
If you have not done so already, please check that your child's login for Purple Mash is working and encourage them to complete the tasks set. After Easter, some of the timetabled work may be set via Purple Mash, though I will try to ensure a balance of technology use.
If at any point you are unable to complete a timetabled task, swap that task for one of the tasks in the printed workbook that each child was given before school closed.
The idea of the timetabled tasks is to try to continue the learning journey for year 3 as much as possible in the uncertain next few months. That being said, the burden of your child’s education does not rest with you alone, so do get in touch if you need some support and do not be concerned if you feel that your provision is not “perfect”. You will all do the best that you can to support your children and it does not matter if that looks different from a timetabled plan or from what someone else is doing.
Good luck and stay safe,
Mrs E Clarke
P.S. To Class 3 children: be on your best behaviour.
P.P.S. I miss you all!
Good morning all, I need your help today.
Tomorrow is Ms Perrin’s last official day with us as part of the Leverstock Green Team. She is retiring after many years with us, 12 years in fact. Usually we would make a book of pictures and messages as a farewell gift. However due to the current situation we have been unable to do this. However I wonder if the children could create a picture at home and upload it for Ms Perrin. I can collate them and put it together in a book for her and deliver it next week. Yes these will be printed pictures and not the children’s original art work but it’s still theirs. Any messages can also be printed and put in. We would like as many of the children as possible to contribute to this. Please encourage them to share their favourite memories of working with her. I’m sure she will love to read them all.
Pictures and messages can be emailed in to Year3@leverstockgreen.herts.sch.uk
If someone would be kind enough to share this on the class Facebook page I’d really appreciate it.
All messages and pictures need to be received by email by mid day on Monday 6th April to allow me time to collate everything before delivering it to her on Wednesday.
Thank you for all your continued support during this unprecedented time.
Good afternoon year 3s,
I have enjoyed seeing your work and achievements on Purple Mash so far and look forward to your next pieces of work.
It is incredibly strange being at home and not seeing you all but I hope that you are gradually getting into some sort of new routine. Personally, I only have a few new daily routines at the moment which include: morning exercise, teacher work and afternoon 'cup of tea' time.
'Cup of tea' time is my current favourite part of the day (other than seeing your work) and it always involves dunking biscuits. Perhaps your family are also enjoying hot beverages at home? Do your family members have favourite biscuits? Are they all good biscuits for dunking in a cup of tea or hot chocolate?
Below is an investigation that you could try as a family to find the perfect dunking biscuit.
I hope that you are all safe and well.
Mrs E Clarke
P.S. I am currently testing Rich Tea biscuits... I will let you know my findings!
25/03/2020 20:55 (past your bedtimes!)
Well... apart from the global virus crisis, I have had quite a delightful day. After finishing my work for the day, I decided to go out for a wander as part of the government recommended fresh air and exercise...
(don't worry, I stayed away from other people and waved politely from a distance because you should always be kind even when social distancing)
...and to my joy I saw the signs of spring emerging! I saw blossom in the trees, birds (that were too far away to tell what they were but they were chirping loudly) and I even spotted a ladybird wobbling about on a tall piece of grass. Today's advice: take some time to appreciate nature.
With that in mind, I have a challenge for you.
Below is a Nature Detectives checklist for you to have a look at. See if you can spot all the signs of spring on there and once you've done that, see if you can add your own signs of spring to the list. You could take the list on a walk or on a hunt around your garden. If you can't go outside at the moment, make sure you look and listen carefully through all the windows in your house. You might see some fluttering butterflies or hear some excited birds like I did today.
Missing you all,
Mrs E Clarke
Instead of the daily mile (that we would usually have as our daily exercise at 9am every day) have a go at the Joe Wicks workout (see the image and link below). It takes place live, online and at the exact same time when we would usually go for the run. Genius!
Put your favourite songs on in the background so that you can still hear Joe's instructions (for your safety) and your music will motivate you through the exercises.
-Mrs E Clarke
Message to all:
Below are a range of worksheets and activities to occupy children who are at home during the school closure period.
Stay safe and take care,
Mrs E Clarke
Using the Bible you were given by Lizzie at the start of year 3, read pages 308-358 to understand the Easter story. (In class, we read up to page 331.)
Discuss why Christians call the day Jesus was crucified 'Good Friday' (p.346).
Discuss Mary Magdalene's emotions on what Christians now call 'Easter Sunday' (p.354).
18/03/2020 Class 3 Update
Children who were in school today have been given a selection of books to read in case of school closure. We do expect them to be returned to the class library so please take care of them. Any lost books will be charged at £5 each. Children have also been provided with a printed workbook* to work through in the event of school closure. Children have been told not to start any of these books or the workbook unless they are self-isolating at home. There are many activities in the workbook but in the event of school closure I will update this page with links and activities for a range of subjects.
Children who were in school today have also stuck cursive and spelling handwriting practise sheets into their Home Learning books to complete in their own time.
Wishing you all good health,
Mrs E Clarke
*For children already self-isolating, their workbooks are named and in the school reception to be collected.
Welcome to Class 3
Class 3 - Information
What are the Class 3 routines?
The school day starts as soon as the children walk through the door…
Reading Records* are checked at the start of the school day (before the register) and children will be reminded to change their reading book if they need to. Please date, sign and leave comments about your child's reading in the Reading Record. The Reading Records contain phonics prompts, comprehension questions and spelling lists that you may choose use to support your child at home.
*Please use your child’s Reading Record to make Mrs E Clarke/Mr Provo aware of any important information for the start of the school day as Reading Records are read by staff first thing in the morning.
e.g. ________ is being picked up by x’s mum. _________ was not feeling well this morning, please call if he/she feels worse.
If you need to make the school aware of any personal or sensitive information, please make an appointment via the office to speak with Mrs E Clarke/Mr Provo or another member of staff.
Children will be taught a range of subjects throughout the year that are based around a topic…
Our Spring 2 Topic will be ‘Let there be light’. Please see the Topic Map below to find out what we will be learning in Spring 2 across the curriculum.
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that children have their full, named PE kit with them in school each day. Please see the school uniform policy if you are unsure what your child should wear for PE. Please avoid lace up trainers unless your child can quickly and independently tie them. Please remove earrings on PE days.
What do they need to learn or practise at home?
Home Learning will be given to children on Thursdays to be completed and handed in by children on the following Tuesday. If your child misplaces their copy of the homework or is absent on the day it is handed out, it can be found on this page. Home learning is linked to what the children have or are about to learn in school. Completing it can help to reinforce what they have learnt in school or prepare them for tasks ahead. Sometimes the Home Learning takes the form of a competition entry and there are chances to win prizes for the children and the school.
The number facts focus for Spring 2 will be the 3 times table. This has been given out (at the start Spring 1) for children to stick in their home learning books and practise at home. We will be practising fluency in these number facts in a variety of ways. At home, children can choose their own way to memorise their times tables. Here are some ideas:
Children will not complete a number facts ‘test’ each week. They will complete a range of times tables activities that will be discreetly teacher assessed.
Weekly Spelling Lists are given out at the start of each half term for children to stick in their Home Learning books. Please practise these words regularly with your child at home.
Children will have a weekly spelling lesson that focuses on the word list and they will have opportunities for independent spelling practise throughout the week.
Spelling Tests will take place on Friday mornings and the children will be sent home with their spelling list and score (by the end of Monday). Their results will show which words need more practise OR that their hard work at home and at school has paid off.
If you require additional copies of the Weekly Spelling List, please print it from this page (see below).
Please take some time to browse the information, links and files on our class page.