Year Three Van Gogh
Welcome to Year 3 Van Gogh with:
Mr Sam Robson - Class Teacher
Mrs Michelle Russouw - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Jane Buck - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Vikki Wake - PPA Lead
Mr Adam Thomas - PPA Lead
Week 2 home learning ideas
The Iron Man - Chapter 2
Good morning all,
I hope the first few days of working from home have been good. I have heard from a number of you, sharing your daily activities or a photo or two. They are all really pleasing to see.
Library opportunity online
If you would like more opportunities to read, there is a free app called Borrow Box which allows you access to an online library of books. If your child has a library card, they can borrow audio books and ebooks for free. All you have to do is follow this link https://www.borrowbox.com/ then choose your local library. You will need to put in your library card details when prompted and provide an email address for the books to be sent to.
Hepworth class will already know about our story challenge. Over the past month the children of Hepworth have been writing stories in their free time and bringing them in to share with the class. Any story written has then taken pride of place in our Hepworth Story Collection folder. We were going to create a contents page, blub, illustrate the stories and front cover etc.
Even though we are apart, this can still continue. We will open this up to all Van Gogh students too! Any stories you send me I will collate and create an online Year 3 collection. I will look into which software would be best to allow all our children to see and read the new stories as they are added.
So get your creative hats on. A good story needs:
- An exciting plot (story line)
- Interesting characters
- An interesting/appropriate setting (where the action takes place)
You will also need to:
- Check your grammar and punctuation (don't forget your . CL , ' ? ! "")
- Try to remember to go back and edit your work as we did in class with our purple polish pens.
- Change your sentences
- change the starter, so your sentences do not all start with the person or Then... Try beginning with an adjective, adverb, verb
- Write longer sentences for more description and short snappy ones to change the paces of the story (the best writers use a mixture of the two)
I have attached bellow a really good power point which explains how to write well in KS2, specifically looking at writing stories, and it breaks the writing down into sections on creating a plot, characters, settings etc. I would advise the children use this to help them with their writing.
I wish you all well and hope you enjoy writing stories.
I look forward to reading them!
As always, please contact me if you are unsure of anything.
Throwback to Van Gogh experiencing the wonders of the rainforest!
Writing in KS2 - Stories
Dear Parents / Carers and children of Hepworth and Van Gogh,
Monday 23rd March
I hope the past couple of days have been okay for you and your families! I hope everyone is well. Over the next few weeks we will begin to adjust to this new type of normal. We are all thinking of you all the time – don’t forget to stay in touch via the Year 3 email address email@example.com To begin with, Mr Robson and I will be a bit like a tag team. He is working in school this week with those children who need to be in, whilst I am working at home, updating the website with resources for those children at home, answering any questions you or your parents have and supporting you the best I can. Next week we will swap around, so Mr Robson will support online and I will support in school.
Please be aware that we are not teaching in school in the normal way, merely offering essential childcare for the people directly involved in the response and allowing them to access the same resources as those working at home, so please do not worry that you are missing out on anything. I would like to emphasis to the children working at home, please do not feel that we do not want you in class or that other children are considered more special than you. That is not the case. We would love to have you all here, but for your loved ones, your community and your safety is best that we stay apart. The children who are coming into school are doing so, so that their parents can go out to work to support the country at this difficult time. Their parents may be working in hospitals with the sick, delivering food to the supermarket so we can all eat, or like me, coming into school to make sure the children of those adults have a safe place to be whilst they go to work. Even though you are at home, we are still thinking of you. We are also working on a few ideas to help you feel closer to us and more connected, so we will let you know more when they’re finalised.
Below is the timetable you could follow if you wish to. You do NOT have to stick to this timetable! I just wanted to provide structure if required. Feel free to create your own learning timetable as best suites your family’s needs, for example, you may only do one or two lessons a day, or you may be working on a project over a few hours or days. There is no requirement to use this at all! Remember you also have the learning packs which were sent home last week,feel free to dip in and out of this as you choose, you can work from it in any order.
The Spring Overview document is the best one for suggestions for other areas of the curriculum, but again do not feel limited – there are so many amazing projects you could do. I will be adding to ideas for projects to the website as time goes on and as more resources become available – this is a new area for all of us and we are all in this together.
Many thanks for your on-going support, remember that we are missing you, stay safe and well and at home!
Looking forward to your emails!
Lots of kindness,
Miss Wales and Mr Robson
Distance learning for the week of 23.03.20
Possible Science project - Animals including Humans
Monday 23rd March
Miss Wales, Mr Robson and the Year 3 team would like to welcome you to this page.
To stay healthy in the coming weeks, keep working on school work to keep your skills ticking over, and hopefully learn new things, I would suggest organising your day or week in advance. Make sure you get up at a good time (before 9am!), get dressed, eat breakfast, complete any chores/jobs expected of you and SMILE! 😁
Arrange your day carefully, making sure you read for 25 minutes a day (at least) 📚, practise your cursive handwriting🖋, times tables ✖➗, spellings 🔤and get outside/be active 🏃♀️🚶♂️ (walking the dog, Daily Mile, GoNoodle, kids' HIIT workouts on YouTube, etc). I will set English 💜 and Maths 💛 tasks, which you can access here or via email and other bits and pieces will be available too. I will be on the end of my email if you have any questions for me.
Try not to be anxious about everything going on in the world 💞- maybe start a journal 🗓 where you can jot down or draw positive things from your days at home? Make sure you speak 💬 to your family and friends every day and talk about anything that's worrying you...a problem shared becomes less of a problem!
Take this time to do things you don't often have time or energy for: cooking 👩🍳👨🍳, playing board games 🎲 or card games ♦♥♣♠, practising a musical instrument 🎶, gardening 🌼, learning a new craft 🧵, writing letters or postcards to family members 📝, drawing pictures for people 🎨, learning to tell the time 🕞...the list is endless!
Please continue to check this page weekly as I want to keep you updated with other FUN activities you can do while at home. Enjoy spending this time with your family; I'm sure you will be as proactive as possible and give help where ever possible. I want to hear amazing things from parents sharing how wonderful Van Gogh have been during this time.
Look after yourselves, Mr Robson
Please scroll down for some activities and challenges to keep you active and stop you from being bored!
Scroll down further to find web links, guidance and further activities.
We hope you enjoy them.