Bonjour Vista! I hope you are having a great summer... despite the weather!
Would you like to learn to type? I found this great website: https://www.typingclub.com/
It is free, you can register using any email address if you wish to save your progress (use your school one for example). If you like it, I will start a special school login so we can have competitions against other classes (a bit like TTR).
Talking about TTR... Where is everybody? Remember that 10 minutes practice a day will make a huge difference.
Good morning! It is times tables time... I just started our massive all summer long TTRockstars battle against Mosaic. It will end on the third of September.
Times tables will be a very important part of Year 4 as we have the "Year 4 multiplication check" online assessment in June 2021. Here are some links for parents:
You can use TTRockstars to practice; we have used this site a lot in class too (and it has a test simulator): https://www.timestables.co.uk/
There are many other websites and worksheets available online, but what about asking your parents how they learnt their multiplication tables?
Here we are, last day of school. Oh what a year we had! Well done to all of you for working so very hard: the work you keep showing me is brilliant! Well done to your parents for being there and supporting your learning for the last few months, they are amazing.
I was sorting out our classroom while talking to the Year 6 and I found our last set of work: Wednesday 18th March. That is when "normal life" stopped and we had to invent new ways to keep you learning. You have all had different experiences since then. I cannot wait for us to get back together and show our strength as a group. I am sure we have a lot to teach each other.
So... September. Your parents were sent a letter about the way things will be from September. To me, it sounds quite cool! We don't have to share the playground or field with bigger children. You all sit facing me. We get an extra 10 mins at the end of the day. It will be great!
Next year is really exciting. Here is a quick view of what you will be learning.
Autumn term: Burps, Bottoms and Bile. We will have a Science focus. From mouth and teeth, through the digestive system, what happens when you eat or drink? We will write fact files and fantasy narratives. We will dig deeper in the scientific process. We will find out about important scientists and doctors who have shaped our world. In Maths, we will look at place value and Roman numerals, as well as reinforcing addition and subtraction. I will start teaching you about telling the time, and of course... Times tables! Big focus on handwriting and presentation too! We will start a new French programme that will ensure you are starting secondary school ahead of the rest. I am really keen on Music (we will follow the Charanga programme with... Mama Mia...) and Art too! I am putting in place a reinforcement programme for grammar to help improve the quality of your writing.
Mrs Brender is joining us as LSA and I know many of you know how kind and joyful she is!
I am adding (above) your usual "home learning" suggestions for the next topic as well as the Knowledge Organiser that covers many aspects of your future learning...
On Monday, we will start our big Times Table Rockstar Monster Challenge. Vista versus Mosaic, all summer long... I will also post a series of worksheets, suggestions for work and fun during the summer. Just in case you are bored and want to do something. Lots of links to websites to keep you going for the next 6 weeks.
It might be summer but I will keep posting work once in a while. I am still here for you if you want to email. On Teams, there is now a folder for you, so you can drop work, pictures, anything you wish! The holidays mean that I might take a while to answer, but I am happy for you to email me if you need anything.
I hope you have a wonderful summer full of fun, adventures, new experiences. A lot of reading too! Keep writing, even if it is helping mum and dad with a shopping list. Keep safe and look after yourself.
Keep growing as amazing little people that I cannot wait to see again.
Good morning! The sun is out and we have 2 days to go before the end of the year. And what a year it was! Today, I am doing things differently. This is our last week with our free subscription of Nearpod (they gave us 4 months instead of 4 weeks!) so I want to make the most of it. I have gathered a few "Flocabulary" Science clips that might interest you. Have a look (and a listen!) through them, pick a topic you like, do some research and prepare a little presentation. It doesn't have to be long, but imagine you have to stand up in front of the class and talk about your topic: do you think you could do it? I don't expect you to send me anything (you can if you wish), I just want you to practice all those skills you have acquired this year and I want you to work on your confidence speaking in public.
Maybe you could present this to the class in September?
Here is the code: TAMYN
Tomorrow, I will post our "home learning" activities for our new topic, some suggestions for the Summer, our TTR summer challenge and so on.
Have a lovely day!
Mrs Langford (now remember to press save...)
Oh no! I never pressed "send" this morning! Here is your work munchkins!
Quick English Nearpod: MHBYP
Funny science Nearpod about the digestive system:
easier one COBAI
harder one QSDLU
Welcome to the last week of school! This week, the topic activities are an introduction to our Autumn topic which is "Burps, Bottoms and Bile". Sounds gross, don't you think? We will have a Science focus on teeth and the digestive system.
First, here is your English Nearpod: FMKQO
Then, Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Finally, a Nearpod on teeth: ECHFG
See you at 4pm for our virtual meeting on Teams, if you can make it!
Good morning! It's Friday and I can already feel the weekend. I am taking you dancing:
Your spelling for English are just above. Then our regular maths challenge:
Finally, our Friday afternoon virtual trip: KLMER
I will be sending an invite to our second virtual meeting very soon.
Have a fantastic weekend! With some sun...
Good morning munchkins! I cannot believe it is already the 09th! Next Thursday is our last day of school!
I have a super short English Nearpod today about writing a letter: PXTYL
Here is your maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
And here is a funny art lesson from Mr Young: CYVIN
Hopefully, it won't rain all day and you will be able to go out! No virtual meeting until next week as many children still can't log in.
Have a nice day!
It was nice to see some of you but I was sad that technical problems prevented others to join us. It is all getting sorted and hopefully, we can have many more of you next week. I will also make sure you have enough time to share as I had to rush you.
Let's get on with our work:
Some easy peasy English, Nearpod code: AFZOB
Finally, coding (last one?) : https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/coding/lessons.html#/coding/units
Have a lovely day!
Hello Vista! Ready for dancing? Here is something to wake you up!
Here is a fun English lesson, Nearpod code: HBCEI
And some maths too: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Do you understand what mass means? It is the amount of matter in your body. In general term, we usually talk about weight. So today, you will look at lighter and heavier. If I munch on popcorn, does the bag become lighter or heavier?
I have a brilliant experiment for our topic work: JBUAC
Have a lovely day and I hope to see you today at 4pm!
Good morning Vista! It is almost the end of the school year and we are all tired, but it really is our last week of proper work so let's make it amazing!
Let's start the week with a lovely mindfulness session: https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/live-in-the-moment
English Nearpod code: MDFCZ (George is going to love this one!)
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (We are weighing mass, a really important skill)
Science: this is our last one on Predators. Nearpod code: FOQYZ
I hope to see many of you on Tuesday at 4pm for our Teams meeting. Don't worry if you cannot make it, I will set up another one before the end of the year.
Have a brilliant day!
Our class meeting will take place on Tuesday 07-07 at 4pm (not Thursday as previously stated)
Sorry for the misunderstanding, letter has gone out with all the details.
It's Friday! Are you making some plans for the weekend? Some of you are having such great adventures!
Here is some yoga to start the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZpkRAcgws4
For English, practice your spellings (posted just below). Then here is your Friday maths challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
We are travelling to China for a virtual tour, Nearpod code: WBZUK
If you have not yet received an invitation (by email) to a virtual class meeting on Teams, it should get there before the weekend. I have scheduled it for Tuesday at 4pm. If you cannot "attend", don't worry, I will do another one before the end of the year.
Have a great weekend!
Good morning Vista! I really enjoy reading your English work at the moment. Well done to all of you!
I have some amazing work to show to the whole class from most of you, but if you have not sent me anything at all during this 100+ days of lockdown, try to send me a picture of your favourite piece of work.
I am not telling you why... You will have to find out later...
Now, let's dance: https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/dance-dance-dance
And let's finish our superhero themed English with this Nearpod code: JNIQM
Some maths about time: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
We finish with some French about the weather. It is not an easy one but try to get to the game part:
Have a lovely day!
Good morning Vista! Here is your work for today:
English Nearpod code: EYCAZ Today's English comes with a crazy song!
Coding on Espresso: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
I will be getting in touch soon to organise a virtual classroommeeting on Teams!
Another grey morning... Let's warm up with some exercise! https://app.gonoodle.com/channels/fresh-start-fitness
I have a funny English lesson for you: JRKHG
Maths is also super easy (but important so make sure you do it!)
Science is about monkeys! EKACW
And don't forget to read a good book! Have a nice day.
Good morning Vista! Did you have a nice weekend? I had a lot of lovely photos of you to post, but it will have to be later this week for technical reasons. Let's start!
Choose the level of exercise you want on: https://app.gonoodle.com/channels/fresh-start-fitness
Maths is all about revision this week, so make sure you do it all! (worksheets above)
We have finished our handwriting course but you can still practice! This week's English work is a bit different: I know a few of you are getting bored so I mixed it up a bit.
Nearpod code: ULCBS
Then, here is some Science: EJVAZ
Have a lovely day and I hope to see your faces very soon...
Time to cool down with some rain and thunderstorms!
Here is an energetic start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALrdpsWYoJs
We have our usual Maths challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
I am taking you on a trip to the Taj Mahal! What about designing a poster with everything you have learnt? Nearpod code: GKCMO
I am posting the spellings for today just above.
Have a lovely weekend!
Bonjour Vista! It is too hot to run around too much, so let's start with some stretchy yoga...
There is a fair bit of writing with our English lesson today. Nearpod code: MSPBY
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Today, you will learn about parallel and perpendicular.
French this afternoon! It is a bit different today as Mrs Langford's virtual classroom is closed while I teach the Year 6. However, a friend of mine sent me a copy of the little cookbook she made for her class and I really wanted to share with you: just read (can you recognise the French words without checking the English version?), watch the little video if you wish and what about trying out one of the recipes? It is posted just above.
Have fun and drink plenty of water: it's hot!!!
Good morning! Are you ready for some exercise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYhiq9hM8A
Here is your English Nearpod: NHCBR
And your maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Then, do you know what is a plant herbarium? It is a collection of collected plants put together in a book for study. It also makes for a beautiful keepsake of a special moment in time. So this afternoon, you can do something practical like making your own herbarium (examples above), or you can do some research online on about local flora, or even just sit at a window and draw a plant or tree you like.
It is going to be hot, hot, hot so make sure you drink plenty of water and put suncream.
Stay safe from the sun but enjoy it too!
Good morning Vista! First, I forgot yesterday: well done for winning the TTR tournament!!! Again!
I am very proud of you, not only you work hard, but you work as a team. Second, if you have sent me some work and I did not put it on the website, it is probably because the file was too big. However, I am keeping all your work so we can look at it together in September.
We keep dancing today, but you really need some energy for this one!
Our English is about word families, easy peasy lesson today! NOWGC
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Some of you really struggled with angles earlier in the year, so it is your chance to improve!
Finally, here is an art lesson for the afternoon, Nearpod code: UYDNO It is all about drawing flowers.
Have a lovely sunny day and don't forget to go out and get some Vitamin D!
Good morning Vista! How are you today? Let's wake you up with some dancing...
We are finishing our handwriting course this week, there is also our last reading comprehension. Here is your English Nearpod: JUFBN
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ We are starting a unit of geometry!
Science Nearpod code: LNWQR You will learn about comparing alligators and crocodiles..
Have a lovely day!
Good morning Vista! I cannot believe it is already Friday...
Shall we start with some cosmic yoga for a change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes
I will post your spelling practice above. Maths is the usual challenge, but you can go to TTR instead
Some French work: another virtual classroom with some "Easter eggs".
There is a special Nearpod today, the title is: what do YOU want to learn in the next 2 weeks? I am writing the last of the work for this year, but I want to know if there is something special you want to learn. Here is the code: RYHBW
Finally, I am back in school next week teaching the Year 6, but I am still here for you. I might just be a bit slow answering emails. Have a lovely weekend!
Oh the rain! What a grim day: we need a bit of laugh. Here is a silly workout:
I really liked your English work yesterday, here is your code for today: EFWQL
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ or TTR (Alexia is on fire!)
Then, let's finish our Shark presentation (check out Lauren's work just below)
I made you a little Nearpod to have a chat with the question: what do you do on a rainy day?
Nearpod code: HBPGN
Have a lovely day munchkins!
Hello Vista! Back to Joe...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0S0FoewyAo
Our English lesson today is about a very special pet Nearpod code: BSQHX
Here is the link to the maths, but remember you can swap it for 30 minutes on TTR!
Then here is a Nearpod with a lot of collaborative boards to help you with your shark presentation: USQRC
I know it looks like a lot of writing, but you used to write much more than that in class! And don't forget to do something fun!
Good morning! Another lovely day ahead!
English Nearpod code: BZICR It is a nice easy grammar lesson today, you will be done in minutes.
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ If you are finding fractions and measuring a bit tricky, spend 30 minutes on TTR instead. Don't hesitate to email me if you have lost your password.
Next, we have a special project that will stretch over 3 afternoons (you can obviously do the work in the morning!). Before we "broke up", we were looking at presenting our work a little bit differently, using a double page spread, doing research, adding pictures, and increasing our writing stamina (remember the work on Marie Curie?). I would like you to do some research on sharks, then to design either a fact file or present it like a double page spread. I have made a little Nearpod to help you.
Nearpod code: HVTFD Remember, we are taking 3 days to do this.
Finally, I know you are all feeling a bit lonely, you are missing school and your friends, it is difficult to learn at home without others around you... I miss you too. I am very proud of all the work you are producing, all the new experiences, how independent and resilient you are becoming... So take a deep breath, put a smile on your face and keep on amazing me!
Good morning Vista! Are you ready for some work? Shall we get back to Joe this week?
Your English Nearpod code: OWNRQ
Remember to use the "alternative" plan if you find fractions too easy or too difficult. All the worksheets you need are below this post.
Science Nearpod code: BXHKJ It is about aquatic predators!
Don't forget our Timestable Rockstars Tournament against Mosaic!
We have until Friday 3pm. Have a lovely day!
I love Fridays! It is time to slow down a bit and make projects for the weekend.
Your English spellings are just below this post.
Challenge as usual for maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
A few of you told me they really enjoyed the map activities, so I am posting a few worksheets. Decide which one you prefer. But your real challenge is: design a map of a place in Colchester. Just mark it with a big X. Don't tell me what it is. I will need to work it out! You have until Monday to send it to me (if you wish).
Finally, we are starting another tournament against Mosaic starting Friday at 3pm and finishing next Friday at 3pm... Can we win again?
Have a lovely weekend!
Bonjour Vista! I could see you liked the "what are you reading" Nearpod. I am really glad to see you keep on reading.
Let's start today with some Bhangra music at GoNoodles, it is harder than it looks!
English Nearpod code: ZRONH
Geography Nearpod code: WPRAM It is about grid references and maps.
Have a lovely day and keep reading!
Good morning! It is grey and wet... Here is some heat!
English Nearpod code: RULTG
And something else, Nearpod code: QKOID
This is a special Nearpod with only some collaborate slides so you can share with your friends what you are reading at the moment... or have a little chat! I have put 4 collaborate slides so there is plenty of space.
Have a nice day!
Hello munchkins! Ready for some dancing?
English Nearpod code: WNZLE (if you have not joined us on Nearpod yet, here is the link, just type the code and join our lesson! https://nearpod.com/student/)
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (the worksheets were posted on this page yesterday)
I am taking you on a trip to France... Look above this box!
Have a nice day!
Good morning Vista! Ready to start another week? Here is some music to wake you up!
Then your English Nearpod code is: HZUVC
It is all about fractions. If you are struggling with fractions, don't worry: you will revisit this in Year 4 anyway. Have a look at the alternative plans instead.
Mr Young has prepared us an art lesson! Nearpod code: OZLRJ
Here is some extra help: http://www.supercoloring.com/drawing-tutorials/tags/birds-of-prey
Have a lovely day!
That's Latin for "my fault". I made a typing error yesterday with the Nearpod code, it should have said ZERDF. I have now amended it. Me and my elephant fingers!
Hello munchkins! Sorry I am a bit late this morning, technical difficulties, here is your work for today:
English: no Nearpod on Fridays, your spellings are ready to download just above.
And Mr Young has put together a special virtual tour. Nearpod code: GHPBK
Have a lovely weekend!
Good morning! I really enjoyed your work yesterday, I am sure you will write an amazing story about Brian and his dogs!
Let's make sure you are wide awake first...
And then, English Nearpod code: ZERDF
Science Nearpod code: NGVYR
The science lesson is a brilliant one about birds of prey. It is time for some research work. You are really good at that so I can't wait to see your work! Next week, we will do an art lesson about birds.
Have a lovely day!
Oh what a grey morning! It looks like a "cuddle on the sofa reading a book" day.
Ready for some high energy exercise with Joe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWmnEVA0y4
English Nearpod code: RTKON You will meet Brian and his dogs... Let your imagination run free.
Of course, you can keep doing some French with Madame Langford's virtual classroom.
A demain! Mrs Langford
Bonjour! How are you today? I hope you are ready for some dancing!
English Nearpod code: IHGEQ
French: welcome to my virtual classroom! I am posting it just above. Just download the PDF file and click on the objects to access activities and videos. If you cannot download it, have a little play around on https://www.french-games.net/
Thank you for all the work you are sending me. I am very proud of you. Unfortunately, I cannot put it all on our class page, but I am putting it all together on a video presentation so you can all see it.
Have a lovely day!
Welcome back Vista! I hope you have had a relaxing break, we are now starting our last half term!
Exercise first: https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/how-to-salute-the-sun
English Nearpod code: PDRBW
Science Nearpod code: KXHAN
I have taken in account what you liked and disliked for the English lessons and we are following the same pattern from now on. There will be handwriting everyday, reading comprehension on Mondays, grammar on Tuesdays, writing on Wednesday and Thursday, spellings on Friday. You should find it much easier.
All the worksheets for maths are posted below.
We are starting our new topic of Predator! Today, you will learn about carnivorous plants.
Don't forget to go out and get some sun!
Good morning! It's a bit grey today... Let's start with some music!
No English Nearpod today, we are going to focus on spellings on Fridays (link above).
Maths challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Nearpod code for topic work: GJXEQ
The weather looks miserable so grab a book and curl up on the sofa.
I will post another message later on today.
I think we should all start the day with a bit of dancing, so here we go!
English Nearpod code: NKALI Your ideas are brilliant by the way!
Back to the Iron Age and we are looking at hillforts! Nearpod code: XSTCZ
If we had been in school, we would have made our own hillfort out of papier maché. So what about having a go at building a fort? You could go silly with sofa cushions (check it is ok first), make a model out of plastic and cardboard recycling, play with some lego... there is even a Minecraft tutorial! Remember they are called hillforts because they were built on a hill: make sure you understand WHY they were built on a hill! Have a lovely day even though it supposed to rain. Missing you a lot.
Hi Vista! Here is your work for today:
I was listening to some Reggaeton music on my way to school this morning and I really felt like dancing! So what about a bit of Zumba?
English Nearpod code: SZFAV
The weather is too nice to stay indoor working, so do something fun this afternoon.
Have a lovely day!
Good morning! It looks like another lovely day so try to go for a nice walk.
Here is Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2AkYD10d7Q
English Nearpod code: XSMBZ (If you couldn't do yesterday's lesson, the code is still valid)
Science Nearpod code; ZQCBX
Have a lovely day!
Good morning munchkins, it's Monday again! This week, we are discovering the Iron Age and I have got a few opportunities for amazing stories in our English Nearpod. Shall we make a book of all your stories when we meet again? I am looking into it. Let's start the day!
What about a bit of yoga for a change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg
English Nearpod code: QCNVS ... What's with the teapots? Use your imagination and tell me!
Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Back to fractions, but there is an alternative plan if you already feel confident with those.
Iron age Nearpod: UVXMA
This is a gorgeous sunny day, so get your Vitamin D in the sun! Go and do something fun!
Do you like virtual trips? I would love to have a virtual headset in the classroom! But we can still have a 360o tour of some amazing places. Here are the links to 3 incredible places: the International Space station, Scott's hut in Antarctica and Svalbard in Norway... in a seeds vault! Have a look around and think of some questions you can ask me next week. I will set up a special Nearpod for you to post questions on Monday. Have a lovely weekend!
Hello munchkins! Are you reading enough? The answer is no because you can never read enough!
I have set us up for some ebooks at Oxford Owl. Just follow the link below. The username for the class login is vista, and the password is... vista. Just wanted to make it easy! I know it is more online activities, so don't forget to just read "real" books from home.
Ready for the day?
Here comes Joe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plBUgyWd3Ug
Maths (it's challenge day) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
No Nearpod for English, today I want you to practice spellings! Not just any spellings: spelling/writing numbers up to 1000. There is a worksheet just above to help you.
I might add a virtual trip on this page later on....
Good morning my little writers! I very much enjoyed reading your work yesterday and I absolutely love your beautiful collaborative board so here is the link if you want to look at it with your adults:
Of course, your Nearpod codes are valid for at least 2 weeks so you can always go back to an old lesson and look through it if you wish!
Today, we finish the work on Professor Plum then some Maths. I have also prepared you a short French lesson and an Art lesson (with a lot of reading) on a wonderful artist called Joan Miro. I have had the opportunity to see some of his work in Spain a long time ago: it looks a bit crazy!
Don't forget to go out and get some sun!
English Nearpod code: SMHQE
Maths week 4 lesson 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
French Nearpod code: IPGOV
Art Nearpod code: XEAGY
Good morning! How are you this morning? Ready for a bit of exercise?
English Nearpod code: RGNXH
Remember: if there is too much english work in the Nearpod, just do what you can. You can always jump a lesson if you want.
Maths week 4 lesson 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
I put all the maths worksheet on this page on Monday, so scroll down if you need them.
A bit more coding this afternoon? Or what about making a den and reading a book? I might do just that... Don't forget to tidy up afterward!
Look! The sun is back! Still a bit cold though...
Feel like dancing? What about a dance class instead of Joe Wicks for today?
English Nearpod code: OLKHS
Maths Week 4 Lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Today's lesson goes back on multiplication, so it is a chance to revise (the worksheets are just below)
Mr Young has prepared us a Science lesson on Fossils and dinosaurs, Nearpod code: IBNAH
If you want to do a bit of baking: https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/dinosaur-biscuits.html
Don't forget to do something fun and to get some sun!
Good morning and welcome to Week 4! I hope you have had a lovely weekend full of safe partying and chocolate cakes.
Ready for the week? Let's start!
Exercise with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
English Nearpod code: TKYDN
Maths lesson Week 4 lesson 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Science Nearpod code: FZQMW
The science lesson is about Rocks and it is not easy, so if you find it difficult, jump straight to the video at the end of the presentation. I will post later on a "knowledge organiser" which recaps everything we will look at (or would have looked at) over a few weeks.
I will also post the worksheets that go with your Maths lessons this week.
Have a lovely day and don't get blown by the wind when you go for a walk!
Well done Vista for winning the TTRockstars tournament. Especially: Alexia, Lauren and Isa who really pushed it and grabbed the win!
Are you ready for the next one?
Keep practising those times tables because I feel Mosaic might challenge us soon...
But we are ready for them Vista, aren't we?!
Big hug from Mrs Langford
Bonjour! It is a Bank holiday today but some of you might want a bit of work.
Here is the follow up English lesson, Nearpod code: PUQIM
And the final French trip, Nearpod code: RIHZN
The following website has plenty of art and craft activities:
Don't forget our tournament ends today at 3pm and we are doing brilliantly!
Have a lovely weekend!
Good morning Vista! Here is today's work:
English Nearpod code: RIETU
French Nearpod code: MKHCZ
I have also added some more VE day activities (part 2 just below). Did you have a go yesterday?
My children made the scones, but without the potatoes:
We will have a go at the bunting today.
I will send some work tomorrow for the ones who want to. If you do anything amazing this weekend and you want your pictures on our class page, make sure your parents tell me so when they send the pictures.
Finally, we are doing so well on our tournament: some of you have turned into amazing times tables machines! Well done!
We are heading fast to Friday, but it is not a usual Friday because it is the 8th of May. It marks the official end of WW2. It is a very emotional and special day for many people all over Europe. When you get to Year 6, you will study this period, but in the meantime, you will hear a lot about it over the next few days. It might not mean a lot to you, but it changed the world. So let's start celebrating and honouring the people whose sacrifice made our lives a little bit better... in a happy way.
Let's dance the Lindy Hop! It was such a popular dance in 1940's Britain... So were the Jive and the Swing. But first, you need to master the Charleston step... Sounds weird? Those dance steps are still used today as the basis for Hip Hop and Breakdance! It is not easy so keep working on it, grab a parent and twirl them around!
We are still working on English and Maths:
English Nearpod code: RENFV
Maths week 3 lesson 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
And Wednesday is coding day - check previous posts for login.
Don't forget our TTR tournament, we might just beat Mosaic!
Finally, to prepare for VE day, I will post some activities later on in the day.
Enjoy the sun!
Cold start this morning...Brrr.... Let's warm up with some exercise.
English Nearpod code: LZBHV
Maths Week 3 Lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/Our second Bronze Age lesson Nearpod code: LRXAN
In the meantime, get on TTR and get to our tournament: Mosaic is crushing us!!!
Good morning! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and it looks like the sun is back.
Ready for today's work?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iDqBO34ieA PE with Mrs Wicks
English Nearpod https://nearpod.com/student/ code FRSPB
Maths week 3 lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ (revising money)
History Nearpod https://nearpod.com/student/ code IKRCJ (Bronze Age)
I have challenged Mosaic on TTR https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/dashboard
The challenge starts today at 9am and finishes Friday at 3pm. So...
"May the 4th be with you!"
(I really could not resist the joke...)
I created a Kahoot quiz for you. The code to enter is 09141421
Here is the link https://kahoot.it/
Can you get the 10 questions correctly? The quiz will be live until Monday lunchtime!
First of the month! Can you believe it is already May?
Traditionally in the UK, the Celts used to celebrate the festival of Beltane on the 1st of May. It represents the exact equal point between Spring and Summer. It was a time of celebration, fun, parties and dancing around the Maypole. It is known nowadays as Workers'day in many countries around the world. And in France? There it is a bank holiday and traditionally people offer each other a few sprigs of Lily of the Valley for good luck. So here is mine to you:
But we still have work to do , so here the Nearpod code for English: NVSUC
Today's maths is another maths challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
And our geography lesson takes us on a Virtual trip to the Eiffel Tower! Nearpod code: SBFAI
Have a lovely day and a great weekend!
Already Thursday? The week is flying and we have lovely lessons for today.
Get fit time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OT0feX8ld8 Thanks Joe!
English Nearpod code: WSOTX It's a bit of a different challenge today.
Maths week 2 lesson 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/more problem solving ()
If it is getting too hard or just a bit complicated, jump to timestable.co.uk and practice your times tables or your arithmetic instead. We can always catch up on fractions later.
Finally... a lesson I would have loved to do with you: Skara Brae!
Here is the Nearpod code: IBEKM and thank you to Mr Young for putting this lesson together.
Missing you loads, take care and stay safe.
Good morning! It's raining again but we won't let it ruin the day.
Ready for some exercise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLxPLLr1oPk
English Nearpod code: CLFRE
Maths Week 2 lesson 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Reminder: login is Student71035 and password is discovery.
I have been receiving some beautiful pictures of the Vista pupils! I am glad you are all doing well.
Next week, Monday to Friday, we are taking our revenge on Mosaic in a TTR challenge. If you have lost your login, just send me a mail, text.
I have reset the times tables on TTR as some of you were finding it difficult. Enjoy!
Oh what a rainy Tuesday... If you manage to get your head out from under the quilt, here is the work for today!
Exercise with Joe: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/pe-with-joe-28th-april
English Nearpod code: SLRZX (to remind you, the link is: https://nearpod.com/student/)
Maths week 2 lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
French Nearpod code: PVKOJ
And it looks like a miserable day outside so grab a blanket and a book this afternoon
Have a lovely snuggly cosy day!
oops! I posted the wrong Nearpod code for English! The one I gave you is a lesson I discarded. This is the correct one: PXJYF
Don't worry if you have done the first one I posted, you just had to listen to my son reading aloud!
Welcome to week 2 of Summer term. I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Thank you to all the parents who have emailed me recently, it was lovely to hear from you and to know you are well and safe. If you have not been in contact in the last few weeks, send me a quick email so I know you are doing fine.
Today, we keep reading the adventures of Stig and Barney; we will then do a variety of activities set up by the Oak Academy. I remind you that to join our Nearpod lessons, just go to:
https://nearpod.com/student/ then enter the code provided. Did you know you can access it from an XBox? (No children, that does not mean you need an XBox...)
Let's start with some exercise! If you want something a bit different than Joe Wicks, you can try Coach Wood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTpdOEsqAc
English Nearpod code: RSNTJ
Maths White Rose Week 2 lesson 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
History Nearpod code: MQNUI
And finally: Happy birthday Izzie!
It's Friday! Today's work is a little bit different. I went for a long walk yesterday and I discovered this in the woods:
Doesn't it look like Stig's home?
I hope it inspires you because for English, today, we are writing a story!
Here is the Nearpod code to help you: FWXJY
Maths is also different because White Rose Maths have joined with the BBC and set up a big challenge. Here is the link:
Only questions 1,2,3 and 4... The rest is for older children but you are welcome to have a go!
And finally, Year 3 is taking a little trip to... France! Mr Young has found this great virtual trip on Nearpod. The code is: EMYSH.
Have a lovely weekend, stay safe, have fun and do something extra special for your grown ups who are all working very hard for you.
Good morning! Are you ready for your exercise with Joe Wicks?
English Nearpod code: SPGHY
Maths lesson 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Mr Young prepared a bit of art for this afternoon, Nearpod code: HNFGV
And don't forget that if you need additional work or maybe some easier/harder maths, check out the Oak National Academy and BBC bitesize. Many children all over the UK are using those.
Here are the links again:
Finally, we have 2 birthdays coming up, tomorrow and Sunday... Can you guess who? I hope to have pictures to share with all of you! Have a lovely day!
Halfway through the week already! I hope you are all doing well. Who has been struggling with Maths?
Fractions are not easy, I am putting something together in order to support you if you find the White Rose lessons a bit difficult. I will get back to you as soon as possible, but in the meantime, don't give up: go back to previous lessons if you need to.
If you are bit sore or fed up with Joe or want a bit of fun before his lesson:
English Nearpod code: FAXIJ
login: Student71035 Password: discovery
I know it is a bit late for daffodils, but can you turn this into a tulip?
Of course, don't forget to practice your times tables with timestables.co.uk and your arithmetic with topmarks. Also, let's join all those other children in the UK and check out
Finally: missing you loads, even the chatty ones. Be good and I hope to see you soon
Bonjour Vista! Here are today's lessons...
Exercise with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYXh_G8X6A
English Nearpod code: PHOCL
Maths lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
History Nearpod code: JGLBA
And finally, I would like you to go over the BBC bitesize english and maths lessons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1
Good morning Vista: here is the plan for today, try to do as much as you can all by yourself!
Exercise with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
English Nearpod code: KAGQP (https://nearpod.com/student/)
History Nearpod code: PVWZQ (https://nearpod.com/student/)
It's Friday! Today's Nearpod (code: FWPHM) looks at what predators have in common. It's a quick and easy one. Enjoy the last day of the "holidays", we have plenty of work planned for you starting Monday!
Have a lovely weekend, stay home and stay safe.
What a beautiful Thursday morning! I hope you all get a bit of sun and fresh air while keeping safe.
Today's Nearpod code is YRJQO. It's all about fossils!
Hi! Here is the code for today's (Wednesday) lesson: HGJBE
It is a short one from the BBC about sharks. Maybe you can do some TTR or some exercise with Joe Wicks!
Have a lovely day!
Good morning Vista! This week, we will be looking at our secondary topic: Predators!
Here is the Nearpod code: WPQXG
Good morning Vista! As today is Good Friday, I won't set any work. It is a very important time of the year for some of you so I want you to make it extra special for your family. So instead, here is a link to a cookie recipe...in French!
You are still welcome to go on TTR and keep scoring those points! I will be back on Tuesday with some more work, this time on Predators!
Enjoy this sunny Easter weekend, don't eat too much chocolate and take care.
Thursday 09-04-2020 and today's code for Nearpod is: QJGAT
Don't forget our Times Tables Rockstars competition against Mosaic!
Have a lovely sunny day!
Good morning Vista! Here is the code for today's work (08-04-2020):
And don't forget our TTR challenge! We have to beat Mosaic!
Bonjour! Today (07-04-2020), it's all about tribal art. Here is the code for your Nearpod: TDGZB
Good morning! Today's Nearpod code is: ICMWL
Enjoy the first day of the holidays!
You should receive an email today outlining a little bit more about what will be happening over Easter.
Today we are going on a school trip to the Zoo! The link is below and the tour will start at 10am.
The NearPod has a collaboration slide which allows the children to write about their favourite part or what they can see, the rest of the class will be able to see the comments as will I. There is then some space to write to me about what they enjoyed about the tour and a Draw it section to finish off. Thank you to Mr Young for setting it all up!
3rd April - Today's nearpod: QAUZP
Discovery Education login: Student71035 Password: discovery
Good morning! Today's codes are NMLWA for English and SFJHV for Science. I have explained the work in the document "Vista home tasks" just below. By the end of the week, I would love to see the children working more independently so parents can get on with their own work. Remember that the work will not be marked by teachers, but I am very happy to look at it. Just send me a photo via email.
Have a lovely day!
After successfully trailing yesterdays new nearpod lesson we have created another, fuller lesson for you to go through on the app. The lesson is about the Trojan War, there will be a video followed by a PowerPoint for the input and the work will be in the form of an open ended question and task at the end (to be completed in either your books, paper or typed on the app). As myself and Mr Young get more used to planning and preparing in this format you will find us hopefully starting to prepare more of these daily . The PIN's will stay active for around a week to give you plenty of time to complete each lesson so don't feel any pressure to get them done straight away.
31st March - Today's nearpod: WTRMH
White Rose are releasing daily lessons in weekly batches on their home learning website linked below. These lessons follow the exact day-to-day learning that we would be following in school for Maths. Each lesson has a video for input to go through the learning, a worksheet to demonstrate understanding and an answer sheet to check over at the end. I would highly recommend using this for your daily Maths lessons at home!
Bonjour! It's Friday! Today you would have been tested on your times tables. You should all be very confident with your X2, X5, X10, X3 and X4. If it is not the case, you know what to do.
Remember you can test yourself and practice on:
You are all familiar with the site as we have used it often in class.
Also, this week and the next, we would have been working on writing a diary in English. We went through the features of a diary in class. Can you start writing a diary? It doesn't have to be true. We are not having the most exciting adventures stuck in our homes! What about a fantasy diary? Maybe you fought the Nemean lion like Hercules? Or you sailed a boat to the Hebrides guided by dolphins?
Good morning Vista! Today, Thursday, as well as some English and Maths work, what about a bit of art? You have all been brilliant at guided drawing, becoming more secure in your use of "art lines" (can you name them all?), but most of you have struggled with proportions. Here is a link to today's suggested art work:
Romero Britto is an amazing artist whose art has brought joy and peace all over the world. So enjoy!
I will be emailing your parents today and giving them my school email address so you can send me your pictures. I will post a picture of my piece of art this afternoon.
Have a lovely day!
Bonjour! Aujourd'hui c'est Mercredi. Do you remember what it means? Here is your challenge of the day: find and learn the days of the week in French. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Keep working your way through the maths programme on fractions. Why not start with our usual "daily 10"? Maybe you can challenge your grown ups too? Here is the link:
Don't forget to enjoy the sun, but remember: no contact and wash your hands!
Did you manage to do any work yesterday?
It can be a bit overwhelming to decide what to start with, so, those are my suggestions for today:
15 minutes handwriting practice - Maths: pages 1 and 2 of Fractions Steps 1-9 - English: Spag Activity mat 1 (we have done it in class 2 months ago) then write a short story (you chose the theme, it doesn't have to be about ancient Greece) using a range of prepositions. Have you forgotten about prepositions? Here is a reminder: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd
Do not forget to exercise. If you have a garden, enjoy the sun. You can always rely on Joe Wicks to keep you fit.
Do something nice for your grown-ups too. Help around the house or tidy your bedroom?
I will update this page regularly. See you soon.
Hello everyone, below you will find resources, plans and activities to support your child's learning during this time. Each of them should have their two exercise books, a blue book full of printed resources and lessons ready-made with a PowerPoint guide below to help you through, and a purple book that is empty and for use with the online resources also listed below.
Each resource has been created to support your child's learning process. There are activities ranging throughout the curriculum and they will be updated routinely as needed.
Here is a link to a non exhaustive Year 3 reading list. A book is always a great stocking filler...
All the children in Vista class looked amazing on World Book Day!