Firstly I want to celebrate some of the fantastic learning that has been emailed in and on purple mash!
Amelie loved receiving the postcard that Hasina sent her! She has also been growing lots of amazing food at her allotment- it is so fantastic that you are getting out and growing things . Amelia has also been doing lotof reading, writing and maths. I love your loom band animals- that must have taken a lot of patience and growth mindset!
Adam has been doing some baking- those chocolate cornflake cakes look delicious! It is lovely to see you reading with you little brother. Your finger print art is beautiful- so creative.
Cara I am so proud of your learning - I had to look through all the pictures and chose a few to share- it was very dificult to choose. Keep up the amazing learning!!
Archie I'm so proud of you for the learning you are doing- your handwriting in your diary entry is fantastic! Lee[ up the great learning!
It is half term next week- so there will be no blog and no book swap.
This week is Mental Health Awareness week - I hope you have had a go at some of the well being tasks and while it has been great to talk about and think about mental health this week - remember if you ever need to talk to someone about how you are feeling we are all here for you!
Well being task
I hope you have enjoyed reading The Tin Forest this term. Today we will retell the last part of the story however before we do that I would like you to read your learning from yesterday.
Something woke the old man from his slumber - sweet birdsong was drifting through the air. Immediately the man knew that his guest had returned . Rushing to get outside to see the bird with his own eyes - he notices that the visitor was not alone, he had a friend with him this time. The birds dropped real seeds onto the floor. Over the next few weeks green shoots began to appear- slowly a real forest began to grow. The once lonely old man took great care in helping the forest grow.
As time past the song birds were joined by other animals exotic insects flew and crawled into the forest. Small creatures crawled, slithered and hopped amongst the new trees. The forest was teeming(means full of) with life and the vibrant noise that comes with it.
There is a forest in a fare off land which is near nowhere and close to forgotten that is filled with all the things that everyone wants. In the middle of this vibrant forest is a house and in that house lives an old man who keeps the forest alive and who enjoys seeing the birds, bees, frogs and tigers in his beautiful garden.
Once you've finished your retelling please send your learning to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am so excited to read it.
Have a circle time with your family! Sit in a circle if you can.
To begin lets play a game!
I went to the supermarket
I might say I went to the supermarket and bought an apple.
The person next to me would say I went to the supermarket and bought an apple and a boomerang.
Next lets share how we feel today
I feel .....because......
What do you enjoy about being at home more?
Hello everyone, Rhiannon here again! Sorry for not popping up to you all last week but I’m back today with a little bit of baking!
Actually, this recipe is super-duper easy and you don’t even need to use the oven! I made some peanut butter and chocolate fudgey balls (can anyone come up with a better name?!)
Do you remember when we learnt about instructions in literacy? Let’s see if you can follow my instructions on how to make these yummy treats...
Ingredients: Half a cup of golden syrup Half a cup of peanut butter 1 cup of oat flour As many chocolate chips as you like!
Step 1: Pour the golden syrup into a saucepan and heat it until it starts to bubble. (Make sure you do this with an adult)
Step 2: Turn off the heat and add the peanut butter, making sure to stir it altogether until it’s nice and smooth.
Step 3: Empty the mixture into a bowl and then add the oat flour. Stir it altogether until it is well combined.
Step 4: Wait until the mixture has cooled down (otherwise your chocolate chips will melt!) Once it is cool, stir in the chocolate chips.
Step 5: Roll the dough into little balls and then pop them in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Step 6: Enjoy!!
Do you have any recipes that you could share with us or have you done any cooking / baking? I would love to see what you’ve made :)
Morning Year 3!
It is Mental Health Awareness Week and yesterday Emily asked you to tell us your favourite book. Reading is such a good way to relax and exercise your mind. The theme this year is kindess- I want you to try and do something kind for someone today. Kindness doesn't have to be buying things for someone- there are many little kindnesses that you can do. Helping with the washing up, asking some if they are ok, asking someone if they have had a good day. Good luck in your mission!
To kick off here is a message from a company called Liveable streets Bethnal Green::
Dear Virginia pupils,
We need your help!! In conjunction with Liveable Streets Bethnal Green, we would like you to make a short video to say what you are looking forward to when changes are made in the area.
This could be centred around one of the following themes:
Your videos will be uploaded to the Liveable Streets website
Your videos must be no longer than 30 seconds. Please send all videos to :
email@example.com by Wednesday 27th May
We are starting a new book today! 'The Ice- Cream Villian'. Before you start reading - what do you think the story will be about? What is an ice cream? Do you like them? What is a villian? Make a prediction in your homework book:
I predict that the story will be about a villain who is made of ice cream and steals the whole world's ice cream because she wants to live forever.
Once you have done that you can read the first chapter- answer the quiz questions and have a go at the ice cream menu activity.
One last challenge - choose three of the underlined words in the text and write your own sentences with them.
Who did you tell the story to? I would love to see pictures or videos of you retelling the story to someone! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your first task is to read back the first part of the story that you wrote yesterday - read it out loud. Do the sentences make sense ? Have you used capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and do you have full stops at the end of your sentences? Have you used ambitious vocabulary?
Once you are happy with what you have written so far you move onto the next task which is to write the next part of the story. Up until the point where the old man makes a wish. Take your time writing this- don't rush and make sure you read every sentence back after you have finished it.
After a few days a wild wind began to blow and a minute bird with a bright yellow beak drifted into the forest made from tin. While having lunch that afternoon the old man noticed the beautiful bird and his heart leapt with joy. Kindly the man threw the bird some of his crumbs from his sandwich. As quick as a flash the bird had eaten all of the crumbs. The bird flew into the sky and landed on a tin tree branch- it began to sing a
song. Early the next morning the man walked through the forest to look for the intriguing animal but it was nowhere to be found.
For the rest of that day the man wondered around the forest listening for the birds harmonious cal but all he could hear was silence. His heart ached with loneliness. His joy had turned to despair-he felt that he would never be happy again.
That night the man sat with his cat who was made of the tin that no one wanted and stared at the large moon and made a special wish. He wished that the lovely bird would come back so that he could hear its serene song once again and fill the hole he had in his heart.
Yesterday you had a go at step 25 of the subtraction skills- here is a video showing you the method for workign out the number sentences and the missing number problem.
We will continue to practice this step today as it has lots of steps. if it helps to draw the numbers in dienes it can help you to visualise the numbers.
Have a go at these number sentences :
53 - 30 =
56- 20 =
47 - 20 =
75 - 40 =
82 - 30 =
39 - ? = 19
Geography - Why is the rainforest in danger?
Morning year 3! Don't forget the Book Swap today 1pm - 3pm! I hope to see some of you :) It is half term next week so come and get some books to read over the week off!
Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the school website- Amanda and Barbara have updated their assembly blog all about Bravery. There is also Mercedes music blog and Ruth's Spanish bog to get involved in!
How did you get on with your drawings of people being kind to you?
As you know this week is Mental Healthy Awareness week- On Emily's blog she has launched the Place2BeKindess Cup. Nominate someone in the school who has shown you kindness. Comment on the blog post on purple mash with your nomination - have a careful think about it first!
Noureddine thank you for sending your fantastic learning in! I am so proud of you.
Ehsan has created a Kaaba- using carboard and acrylic paint! So creative Ehsan. Well done!
Tanisha- thank you for doing such a detailed poster about why we shouldn't litter.
- What do plants use to make their food?
- How do they make their own food?
- Where fo they make their food?
- Why do plants have flowers?
- Name 3 things that trees provide.
- Name a plant that lives in the ocean.
- People an animals need plants to eat! Draw on your page different food that you enjoy eating that comes from plants. (There are some examples on page 13- can you think of any others?)
There was once a desolute, windswept place which was near nowhere and close to forgotten. This place was filled with all the things that nobody wanted : car parts, brass pipping , fridges, pieces of metal and much more.
In the middle of the dunmping ground was a small house with tiny windows. An old, lonely man lived in the house, Every day the man would get up and begin to clear away the mounds of rubbish. He did everything he could to get rid of it all he sifted and sorted, buried and burned the rubbish but it was never ending work that exhausted him.
Every night he would sit alone in his little house. He would fall asleep and dream that he lived in a luscious jungle full of every animal you could imagine. There were birds of every colour imaginable, bright flowers, loud tree frogs, growling tigers and buzzing bees. When he awoke , he realised that he was still in this bleak, grey place and his heart sunk.
Count in 2s 0,2,4,6,8......
Now count in 20s, 0, 20,40,60, 80.....
Can you see how they are similar but also different?
Pactice you addition learn its- remember you need to know these off by heart! Get an adult to test you or you can write them down on different pieces of paper, fold them up and pick them out at random!
Double this number - 22
This week we will be cotinuing to revise our subtraction strategies. We will have a second day revising step 24.
44- 37 =
54 - 42 =
87- 74 =
91 - 83 =
Can you write the Fact Family for 84 - 77 = 7?
For example the fact family of 3 +4 = 7 would be:
4 + 3 = 7
7- 4 = 3
7- 3 = 4
Greater Depth challenge:
Lets have a go at the same challenge form yesterday but with different number sentences
Use <, > or = to complete; 67 - 54 □ 73-65
22- 14 □ 47- 33
49- 31 □ 54-45
27 - 19 > 35- □
Lastly here is a link with some lovely activities to enjoy! All of the actvities involve food- baking, apple bobbing, blind tasting among many other things! Enjoy!
Alice, Riahnnon and Hasina
We will be doing a little starter each day that allows you to reflect on something around mental health be it your mood, what can help cheer you up and many other things.
Brodi- thank you for your story on purple mash- I like how you used fairytale sentence starters like once upon a time and happily ever after! It was a great adventure. Well done :) keep writing Brodi.
Maths - Subtraction
Draw a number line and put the smallest number first and the larger number second.
32- 24 =
56- 47 =
23- 15 =
95 -86 =
49- 36 =
92- ? = 5
Greater Depth Questions :
Use <, > or = to complete
67 - 54 □ 73-65
86 - 78 □ 27 - 12
Geography- Why is recycling important?
112 + 114 =
130 + 125 =
223 + 122=
312 + 127=
231 + 214 =
Write these spellings out four times each and then put them into sentences!
Once you have practiced them you can put the into sentences - try to use a variety of sentence starters for example :
Last year I went on holiday to a tropical island.
There was a peculiar smell coming from my PE kit- perhaps it needed a wash!
Corona Virus Fake News!
Missed any of the chapters of 'Bad Dad'? Catch up on the catch up link on the David Walliams page!
Lastly as always- some exercise!
Alice, Rihannon and Hasina
Morning Year 3!
Your guided reading answers were fantastic however I can't read the answer to question four- make sure you are writing clearly!
Well done for having a think about questions that you might ask the man! You used question marks at the end of your sentence but make sure you have capitals at the beginning of your sentences- it helps you check your sentences once you have finished. Great questions Yaqub!!
I think of a number and subtract 199. Then I add 50. I end up
with 211. What was my number?
Hola Year 3!
Ruth's Spanish blog is updated weekly with new challenges each week- keep practicing your Spanish!
There are also purple mash assembly ad spanish blogs to give you a chance to respond to the ideas on both blogs.
Mercedes is also updating her music blog- music and singing at the moment is a really fantastic way to cheer yourself up and use your brain in other ways!!
Today in our reading learning I wanted it to include some current news- you have all heard about Captain Thomas Moore and his amazing efforts to raise money for the NHS. People are still donating - as it stands today he has raised 32 million pounds. What a fantastic man - lets find out more about him! After you have read the passage have a go at the questions.
Reading- Captain Thomas Moore
Look up the word perched? What does it mean?
What does the word visitor suggest about the bird?
' But the next morning the visitor was gone'
How do you think this will make the man feel and wy?
24 + 13 =
31 + 25 =
43 + 33 =
29 + 22 =
37 + 48 =
59 + 34 =
How many 2d + 2d additions can you find with the answer 56?
10 + 46 =56
25 + 31 =56
Hello lovely Year 3,
It's Emily! I am back again to help Alice with a weekly blog takeover.I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend.
What did you do? Have you learnt anything new? It is a great time to learn a new skill and be creative. You might even be enjoying an old talent now you have the time. I want to order some white canvases - I used to do a lot of painting when I was at secondary school but I haven't in a long time!
I made scones for the first time from scratch! For someone who didn't like to cook I have been surprising myself!
Let's get onto today's learning! Keep sending in your wonderful learning - we love to see it!
As you may already know, we have some sad news that Lizzie, our very special staff member, has died.
To find out more about how we can support you please click on my ELSA blog -.https://www.virginia.towerhamlets.sch.uk/elsa-blog
You can also write about how you feel on Purple Mash.
Get stuck into the next part of 'Bad Dad' - David Walliams!
Here's a little flavour of the new novel, in David Walliams' own words...“Bad Dad is about a boy named Frank whose dad is thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery. Frank hatches a daring plan to break his father out of prison for the night so they can put the stolen money back. But will the evil crime boss Mr Big stop them?”
1. Find out the meaning of the word emerged. Can you put it into your own sentence?
2. 'It was not the forest of his dreams'- What does the author mean by this sentence?
3. How does the old man feel about the forest made of tin and rubbish? What might he be thinking?
Maths: Calculation -Addition
Today you are continuing to revise your addition strategies before moving onto adding different units including different measures.
Answer the following calculations:
I have 90p in my purse. My money is made up of 10p, 20p and 50p coins. What coins could I have in my purse?
What do you do?
1) How can you take care of your mind? What sort of things would help to take care of that? Write a list of what you could do or what you already do!
Maybe you could have a circle time with your family to talk about the different things we can do to take care of our minds.
2)Taking care of our minds can be about sharing our feelings. Who can you talk to about your feelings?
Draw a picture of people you can talk to about how you feel.