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HOME LEARNING PACK
At St Mary’s, we are committed to providing the children with the best possible opportunities to learn, whether they are at home or at school. As such, we have provided a home learning pack for each child to work through in their time away from school. If you need to contact us or ask any questions regarding your child’s education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your child’s name and year and it will be forwarded to your child’s class teacher. Thank you in advance for your support and rest assured that your child has the relevant resources to continue having an effective education.
NEW – HOME LEARNING PACK FROM 22/06/20
- This is an amazing online compilation of new short stories written by a wide selection of popular children’s authors, dedicated to Hospital staff and providing a positive message of hope at these challenging times.
HOME LEARNING HALL OF FAME
We are very excited to have received these wonderful photos of our Year 3 children learning at home. You can see that our children have been busy completing their home learning activities, creating Art inspired by David Hockney, writing Cinderella stories, sharing books, making ice-cream and some delicious looking baking! We would love to see some more photos of Year 3 learning at home, so that we can add them to the Hall Of Fame; please send your pictures to: email@example.com.
In addition to helping with home learning packs, you can support your child by helping them to access these useful websites:
- IXL – this website allows the children to practise lots of mathematical and literacy skills. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- Busy Things – children can login to busy things to access a wide range of activities linked to all areas of the curriculum. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- Espresso – children can login to Espresso and access a wide range of games, activities and videos:
NEW from Espresso – click HERE to go on a Summer Adventure and explore our incredible world (use the Espresso login below when prompted
Username: student21406 Password: mary13
Other useful Websites for all children – no login details required
These websites are free for all and do not require you to login.
- BBC Bitesize – lots of activities available for all ages and subjects
- KS2 ENGLISH
- KS2 MATHS
- KS2 SCIENCE
- BBC Teach – video clips arranged by subjects
- Primary Homework Help – lots of useful information on different topics and learning areas
- Children University Manchester – Information and activities across the curriculum
- Oxford Owl – activities, games and information across the curriculum
- CBBC Games – games and activities for KS2 pupils
- BBC Newsround – news and current affairs for children, with games and activities
- Blue Peter Badges – a variety of activities for children
- DK Find Out – a variety of activities for children
- Story Time – Oliver Jeffers reading a book and discussing it
Audible – a wide range of free stories for children to listen to
Subject specific resources
- White Rose Maths – daily lessons with matching worksheets (and answers!) – please refer to the Home Learning Pack for which day to study each lesson on
- White Rose Maths – Problem of the day
Art and Design
- Tate Kids – Art and Design focused activities and games
- Science Museum Games and Apps – a selection of science-focused games and activities
- National Geographic Interactive Mapmaker – interactive atlas and online mapping tools
- National Geographic Kids – there are lots of nice activities and quizzes for primary aged children
- World Geography Games – games and quizzes for children
- Code Studio – excellent online coding courses and games
- Hour of Code activities – a selection of coding and programming activities
- Scratch – a free creative computer-programming platform
Children’s Workout / PE Lesson – every day at 9:00, Joe Wicks is presenting a half-hour exercise session for children on You Tube
PE and sport activities at home – this document is full of great ideas to help you keep active at home. It includes links to many great websites with further activities and resources.
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Newsround – CBBC Coronavirus news and advice for children
Risk Taker Activities – this resource challenges children with many activities that they can enjoy at home
Thoughts and feelings book Covid 19 – this booklet has lots of ideas to help you to support your child if they are feeling worried or anxious
Help and Support for Parents
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Please can you keep the school up to date with any concerns you have regarding your children’s mental health and wellbeing. If your child is finding it hard to cope with the changes to their lives, or a family member is ill or has died, please let us know. St Mary’s school are here to work with you to support our children’s emotional needs in any way that we can. Here are some links to places where families can find additional support:
Change 4 Life – this website is full of useful advice, healthy recipes and fun activities to keep you active at home
Every mind matters – mental health advice from the NHS including a section on looking after children during the coronavirus outbreak
Government guidance for parents and carers – supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Corona virus guide for children – this guide has been produced for Autistic children and offers a simple and visual guide to what is happening
How to wash your hands safely – BBC Newsround video
Children’s Commissioner – a guide for children and links to resources
Childhood Bereavement Network – support around dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for all children, specifically those that have experienced the death of someone important to them
Bereavement Services – this document summarises arrange of Bereavement Services for children
Supporting bereaved children – this document contains guidance and advice
Talking to your children about the news – advice and guidance to support parents in discussing Coronavirus news with children
E – Safety
Please continue to be aware of what your child is doing online, especially at this time when they may be spending extra time learning and socialising online. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Internet matters – support to keep children safe online
Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – support to keep children safe online
Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
Parent Top Tips Safe Online Corona – this is a handy poster from the London Grid for Learning which summarises E – Safety advice
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Our Year 3 class have enjoyed some very special learning this year, developing their learning about the values of Responsibility, Love and Empathy. Every week they learn how to care for a young baby and use this to reflect on their own feelings. Once a month, they are lucky to be joined by a baby and his mother, so they get to see the young child developing and learn about his care.
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This half term, in Maths, we learnt how to problem solve using trial and improvement. We worked in pairs to put back together the pieces of a 100 square that Miss Egunjobi accidently muddled up. However, the 100 square did not have numbers on it. It had symbols! Therefore, we had to use our knowledge of patterns to solve the puzzle. It took lots of collaboration!
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For Black History Month, we took part in a Steel Pan workshop. The Steel Pan Agency told us how steel pans are made, their history and how to look after them. We also played a tune together as a class.
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In RE, we have been learning about the Bible. We learnt that the Bible is a Holy book for Christians, which is filled with lots of different books. We also learnt what the “Big Story” of the Bible is and created our own class actions to remember each important part in it.
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Year 3 have been learning about forces in Science. We learnt that there would be lots of friction between the rocks and the ground when they were being dragged so we investigated which material would have made dragging these rocks easier. We used Newton Meters to measure the amount of force it takes to move big rocks across a range of different materials. We found out that smooth plastic caused the least resistance.
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Year 3 have been learning how to write a warning tale. We learnt the story of Little Red Riding Hood, participated in lots of drama and then created our own warning tales.
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In science, we explored magnetism. We learnt about the North and South Pole in magnets and discovered that when like poles on a magnet are put together they push away (repel) and when unlike poles on a magnet are put together they pull together (attract). We also planned our own experiment to test which materials were magnetic.
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Year 3 enjoyed sharing their learning with their families and the rest of the School community.
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Year 3 and 4 went to St Mary’s Church to find out how the Christian message has survived for over 2000 years.
We learnt about the history of Jesus by looking at the stained glass windows. Father Steffan what the Pentecost was and told us that it happened after Jesus’ ascension. We thought about what qualities the apostles needed in order to go out and spread God’s word and reflected on the Fruit of the Spirit.
Father Steffan then gave us some of the history of the church and showed us how the message is still spread today, using bible readings and sermons (teaching) and pictures. We also learnt that when a bishop confirms someone, Christians believe that the Bishop passes the Holy Spirit on and then tells them to, ‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.’
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Today, Year 3 and 4 visited the Jewish Synagogue to deepen our understanding of the roots of Judaism and to find out more about how Jewish people worship. It was fascinating to hear about some of the similarities and differences between the Christian and Jewish Faith. We learnt that men and women sit in different places during worship and that it is only the men that have to pray three times a day. We were shown the Torah and found out about how it is beautifully handwritten in Hebrew. We then shared some reflections of how the Jewish people were persecuted during the Holocaust and shared some refreshments together.
It was great to put all of our previous learning about Judaism into perspective and link our current learning about persecution in Christianity to the more recent victims of religious persecution.
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Year 3 and 4 went o a trip to the Hindu Temple in Lewisham. They learned about Hindu religious concepts, traditions and culture.
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Today Year 3 learnt all about nutrition. They learnt about healthy food choices, created their own canapes and rode a bike which powered a smoothie which has been made out of both vegetables and fruits.
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This week, we have been collaborating with Artists and developed their Artistic skills. As part of 2 day worship, the children worked as a team to produce 6 collages around the theme of ”Sparks”. They used magazines, paint and their environment as sources of inspiration for their work.
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We had an amazing day being Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We went into battle and made a shield wall where we roared at each other across the room. We played a game where we raced across the sea to raid England and learnt all about how we got the names of the days of the week from the old Anglo Saxon and Viking gods.
It was awesome to handle real (but blunt) weapons that would have been used including swords, axes and spears. After break, we became archaeologists and investigated some strange objects and guessed what we thought they were made of and used for. We even got to see how the Vikings would have made fire by creating a spark from flint and steel.
In the afternoon, we learnt how Viking’s used many strategies to navigate the seas and learnt how to row in a Longship. We also played a game where we had to sneak up on the monks (who were actually Miss Baxter and Miss Brown) in Lindisfarne and execute them. It was really funny but luckily they came back to life. We had fun learning about what the Anglo Saxons and Viking ate and how they would have performed a burial when someone important died. They would actually burn them on boats at sea and servants would be sacrificed to travel with their masters to Valhalla (their version of heaven).
A brilliant day we will always remember!
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We had a fantastic time going to Greenwich to learn lots more about who the Vikings were. We learnt that they were brilliant at making boats. They had different types of boats that they used for invasion and trading. Vikings were brilliant traders and we had a go at choosing items to trade with our workshop leader. It was also really funny seeing some of our classmates getting dressed up as Vikings too! The museum has so much to see and do. If you have some time you should pop in and have a look. It’s free!
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In our Class Worship, we shared our learning on rocks and how fossilisation happens. We also learnt about prehistoric times an created our own cave inspired paintings with oil pastels and casts of fossils.
“I liked that we shared our learning through singing lots of songs.” Jaswin
“I liked it when I sang and danced to our fossilisation songs.” Esther
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Year 3 went on a trip to the Science Museum to learn a bit more about forces. We took part in a workshop, where we learnt about Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.
We used a bag to learn a bit about how forgiveness works. Here are a few reflections.
‘We pretended that a heavy bag was all the bad things we did. We learnt that even when we say sorry people could still say they forgive us but they carry our heavy bag (full of grudges) because they did not forgive truthfully. The person who needs to forgive truthfully can pray for help to forgive the other person for what they have done’.