Marigold Home Learning

Key Skills Holiday Homework – Years 2 to 5 – July 2020
When the pupils return in September, most will have missed around four months of school.
While good learning has taken place at home, there will be a need for the children to work on their key skills so that they are ready for their learning in September.
Because of this we are setting some holiday homework to learn and revise skills in different areas.
When the children return in September, we will assess the children in each of these areas so that we can identify the gaps in their learning that we need to teach and reinforce.
The holiday homework pack consists of work in four key areas:
1.Mental maths – included in our pack are two sheets from the Mega Mental Maths Challenge to revise the key mental maths skills from the year group the pupil just completed and, as a challenge, from the year group they are about to begin.
2.Spelling – spelling lists of key words are included both for previous year groups and the year group the pupil is about to begin. Children need to be able to read and spell each word on the list.
3.Daily reading – it is very important your child continues to read for 15-30 minutes every day. Your child has been given a selection of books on our online reading library ‘Bug Club’ that they can use.
4.Times tables  and division facts practice – regular practice of x tables is really important to develop the children’s confidence in maths. Children have a login to Times Table Rock Stars that they can use or they can access Tablesmaster at this website: https://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/
       20 questions in under 100 seconds shows you know the x table and can move on to practice a different one. 
 
Printed copies of the sheets in this pack are available to collect from the school office from Wednesday 15th July onwards. 

Your new teacher is:

 

 

 

 

 

Try to find at least 6 more poems about animals.

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/animals/

https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals

https://discoverpoetry.com/poems/animal-poems/

 

Write them down in your best joined up handwriting.

 

Here are 2 poems written by Roald Dahl

The Dentist and the Crocodile

The crocodile, with cunning smile, sat in the dentist’s chair.

He said, “Right here and everywhere my teeth require repair.”

The dentist’s face was turning white. He quivered, quaked and shook.

He muttered, “I suppose I’m going to have to take a look.”

“I want you”, Crocodile declared, “to do the back ones first.

The molars at the very back are easily the worst.”

He opened wide his massive jaws. It was a fearsome sight—

At least three hundred pointed teeth, all sharp and shining white.

The dentist kept himself well clear. He stood two yards away.

He chose the longest probe he had to search out the decay.

“I said to do the back ones first!” the Crocodile called out.

“You’re much too far away, dear sir, to see what you’re about.

To do the back ones properly you’ve got to put your head

Deep down inside my great big mouth,” the grinning Crocky said.

The poor old dentist wrung his hands and, weeping in despair,

He cried, “No no! I see them all extremely well from here!”

Just then, in burst a lady, in her hands a golden chain.

She cried, “Oh Croc, you naughty boy, you’re playing tricks again!”

“Watch out!” the dentist shrieked and started climbing up the wall.

“He’s after me! He’s after you! He’s going to eat us all!”

“Don’t be a twit,” the lady said, and flashed a gorgeous smile.

“He’s harmless. He’s my little pet, my lovely crocodile.”

 

Writing

 

This week we would like you to write a letter to your new teacher Miss Creighton or Mrs Selvi.

You can tell them all about yourself and the things you enjoy learning and what you hope for next year. I’m sure they will love to hear from you.

 

Topic

Music

Year 3

Learn the song

One Call Away

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

Watch Yolanda’s band jam program about the clarinet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002xjl/yolandas-band-jam-series-1-10-jam-10-cool-clarinet

 

 

 

P.E.

How are you getting on with throwing, catching, batting and exercising?

Did you plan a mini Olympics or obstacle course for your family?

 

Dear Marigold Class,

How are all the Marigolds keeping? I hope you are all well and happy. Well done to Shazad for getting the highest Rock Star score in Marigold class. I also received some great work from Harry this week. I do hope to hear from more Marigolds next week. It’s only 2 more weeks until the summer holidays! It will seem strange, as most of you have been away from school since March, but it is still something to look forward to.

How have you been getting on with reading and writing poetry this week? I really hope you will send me some of your poems. I do hope you used some of the websites below to read lots of poetry.

https://www.poetry4kids.com/ https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/children

This week we are reading and writing poems that have a shape. I hope you enjoy them.

Apart from your home learning what have you been doing? I hope you have been out exercising and being helpful at home. I have been getting my garden sorted and I have planted lots of marigolds. They are happy, cheerful little plants and when I look at them I will think all of you.

Remember to take care and keep safe!

Mrs Walton

Read through the different shape poems. Do you like them?

Does this visual way of writing poems make them more fun to read?

See if you can find some more to read about birds and lots of other themes.

If you look on images – Shape poems for kids- there are lots of examples. 

Keep reading lots of poems this week.

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-shape-poems.

https://www.kidspoetryclub.com

You could write a shape poem in the shape of a river for the Nile or a mummy, Sphinx or the eye of Horus.  Draw the shape first and then fit your poem inside the shape.  

     If you log onto the dkfindout site you can find out more about all kinds of poetry including shape poems.    https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/music-art-and-literature/poetry/shape-poems/

Topic

I am really looking forward to hearing some of your time travelling stories from last week!

We are nearly at the end of our topic on Ancient Egypt. We hope you have enjoyed it.

This week imagine you have found an Egyptian treasure chest. What would you find inside?

There might be gold coins, jewellery or other objects the Egyptians used or thought valuable.

Ecology

Last week we completed a chart of the different creatures you observed living in the local area. This week we are going to do some bird spotting. How many of these birds can you spot in your garden or local area?

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/

https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/handy-little-guide-to-the-uk-s-top-10-garden-birds

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/

Maths

This week we will be looking at deciding whether to use multiplication or division to solve word problems. 

 

Note for parents:

 

In the classroom children are taught the acronym RUCSAC (Read, Understand, Choose, Solve, Answer, Check) to help them complete word problems. By following the acronym step by step children learn to apply a structured, analytical strategy to their calculations. They will need to understand what the problem is asking them to find out by reading the question carefully, choosing the correct mathematical operation to help them solve the query and finally checking their answer by using the inverse (opposite) operation.

A way to help to solve the word problem is listed below:

 

  • Read the problem out loud to yourself
  • Draw a Picture
  • Think “What do I need to find?”
  • Find the key words
  • Solve
  • Check your work

 

Music

 

Song of the week: The Bare Necessities

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/the-bare-necessities

Year 3Learn about a big stringed instrument called the double bass       

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gj5r/yolandas-band-jam-series-2-19-jam-39-jumbo-double-bass

Song of the week: The Bare Necessities

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/the-bare-necessities

P.E. 

How are you getting on with throwing, catching, batting and exercising?

Perhaps you could plan mini Olympics or obstacle course with your family?

 

French Poster Competition

This week sees the launch of our very first French poster competition!  This competition begins on Monday 3rd July and closes on Friday 10th July. It is open to pupils of all ages. Your poster should be a celebration of what you have learned through our weekly French challenges. Here is a summary of the topics, which we have covered:

  • Body parts
  • Family members
  • Numbers
  • Months of the year
  • Birthdays
  • Food 

You can also draw a poster/write about going on a holiday in France, French artists or French books. You can draw a comic strip where characters have a conversation in French. Be as creative as possible!

You can draw, paint or include photographs. There are some examples of posters below to give you some ideas and inspiration. Please attach your entries to an email and send them to year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.

 An overall winner will be selected and announced on our website on 15th July.

Bonne Chance!

Mrs Hinks – French Leader ☺

 

Monday 29th June

Dear Marigold Class,

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying these hot, sunny days. I have been very happy to hear from my hardworking Marigolds this week. Harry, Aris and Julia have been my stars this week sending me pictures of their fabulous work. Aris is the first person to send me a picture of his art project inspired by El Anatsui. I was very impressed with his lovely work and hope more of you are completing your projects. Please send in your pictures. I hope you have been logging onto the Rock Stars competition and scoring lots of points for us. I was very happy to hear from Ilyas and speak to Merve and Serhat this week and know you are all well. Over the next week I will be contacting more of you to hear how you are getting on and if you need any help.

I am very excited about this week’s home learning as we are starting a new poetry challenge. We will be studying different types of poetry and writing our own poems inspired by Ancient Egypt. Try these websites to be inspired …

https://www.poetry4kids.com/https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/children

The thing I love about poetry is you can be so adventurous with it – it can tell a story, it can rhyme or not, it can be funny or sad. When I was at school we all had to learn poems by heart and then recite them out loud in assembly. It was very scary but I still remember some of those poems or at least the first verses!

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

That is the start of a famous poem that we all had to learn – can you find out who the poet was? Here’s another …

TygerTyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye,

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

I wonder why William Blake chose spell tiger in a different way?

I also like limericks because they are funny and clever. Try this website and find out more.

https://www.rd.com/list/limericks-for-kids/https://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/limerick.htm

There once was a teacher from Leeds,
Who swallowed a packet of seeds.
In less than an hour,
Her nose was a flower,
And her hair was a bunch of weeds.

So please remember to try hard with your home learning and contact with me this week if you can. Make sure you get lots of exercise, be kind and helpful to your family and keep safe in the sun.

Remember to take care and keep safe! Mrs Walton

Week 4 Summer Term 2 Learning for Year 329-6-20

English

Reading.

For the next 3 weeks we will be reading studying different types of poetry on the theme of animals.

As you know cats were a sacred animal in Ancient Egypt so here is a poem about cats.

Cats Sleep Anywhere

Cats sleep anywhere,

Any table, any chair.

Top of piano, window ledge,

In the middle, on the edge.

Open drawer, empty shoe,

Anybody’s lap will do.

Fitted in a cardboard box,

In the cupboard with your frocks.

Anywhere! They don’t care!

Cats sleep anywhere.

By Eleanor Farjeon

The first poem we are looking at today was written in Victorian times and contains just one rhyming verse.

Do you like this poem?

What does this poemtell you about cats?

How many different places does the poet describe the cat sleeping in?

What words rhyme in the poem?

Write up this poem in your best handwriting and illustrate it with pictures of cats.

Recite it aloud and try to learn it and share it with your family.

Have fun writing these to create the first pages of your poetry collection. You can illustrate each poem by hand or typing up on your computer.

Topic

This week use your knowledge of Ancient Egypt to write a story imagining you had time travelled back to Ancient Egypt. 

What would you see? Who would you meet? 

What adventures would you have? 

Use illustrations to enhance your writing.

My Time Travelling Adventure in Ancient Egypt

 

Ecology

Think about the animals that live in your local area. 

Make a list of all the creatures you see in the next week 

Think of ways we could all help protect these creatures in their habitats. You can draw pictures of the creatures you see in their habitats.

 

Try this website to find out more about ecology.

 

https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/home-learning-and-family-fun?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6Nm2mvWV6gIVj-3tCh33CwF_EAAYAiAAEgI8K_D_BwE

Science 

What are the life processes in animals & plants?

 

  1. Define Life Processes. 

       Life processes are the series of actions that are essential to determine if an animal is alive. 

  1. What are the life processes? 

There are seven essential processes in common: movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition or MRS GREN.

  1. Do all living things exhibit MRS GREN?

Yes, anything that is alive (animals, plants, humans) MUST demonstrate all seven of these processes!! For e.g. plants can tell in which direction the Sun is in, and know the difference between up and down! They are capable of movement.

 

Music

KS 2 Song of the week

Something inside so strong

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/black-lives-matter

Year 3       

Learn the song ‘I’ve got a cardboard box’

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/#just-for-fun

Talk about where you would like to go if you could make a car/rocket/boat out of a cardboard box. Describe what it’s like in as much detail as you can…

Did you know Sir Malcolm Thornhill produced the first commercial cardboard box in England in 1817. Nowadays, the UK produces five billion cardboard boxes every year. This is equal to a stunning 83 boxes per individual – that is a lot of cardboard!

Learn the song of the week – the lyrics are on the website

KS 2 Song of the week

Something inside so strong

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/black-lives-matter

P.E.   

Continued from previous weeks ->

Try throwing and catching balls of different sizes or set up a target to aim for. 

Use bats to play tennis or cricket.

As part of gymnastics try lots of different balances – hold for 20 seconds.

Continue to keep fit by exercising every day!

Art and Design

We are still waiting to see your Art projects – please send pictures to school so we can compile a gallery of your wonderful work. 

Our next art project is to design a front cover for your book of poems.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons

 

Monday 22nd June

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? I hope you and your families are all well and keeping safe. I was so happy to hear from a few more Marigold children this week, including Aris, Cleopatra, Julia, Harry, Sumaiyah and Shazad. I have been so impressed hearing all the fantastic work you are completing at home and hope more of you will get in touch at least once a week. I loved the pictures Aris and Harry sent to me – so thank you! Why not reply to my letter this week? I really need to hear from more of you and if you have any questions or worries please email me.

Last week I was back in school teaching one of the new Bubble groups. It was lovely to be back but strange being in a different classroom and not being there with all of you. The school seems very different as everyone must keep 2 metres apart and take great care keeping everything clean so we are safe.

The home learning this week will include your final finished Ancient Egyptian report and El Anatsui art work. Please send in your finished work via email, or returning to the school office, so I can see your completed work. Thank you Sumaiyah for a fabulous report on Ancient Egyptian Jewellery and Make Up. I have been checking Bug Club to see who has been logging in and well done to Harry, Besida, Devon, Marcus and Shazad! Devon you are the STAR of the week reading the most books so I have allocated you some more for you in the next reading band.

So far I have only received the pupil comment for your reports from Aris, Marcus and Shazad. Thank you boys! I do need to hear from all of you this week so your reports can be completed.

How did everyone get on with the websites I recommended last week? When I need cheering up I log onto the BBC you tube site called Funny Talking Animals, They really make me smile and laugh. I really like the DK Find out site as well – it tells you lots about history and other subjects and also includes games and quizzes.

So please remember to get in contact with me this week. Make sure you get lots of exercise and be helpful to your family.

Take care and keep safe dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

 

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/horus.html

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Horus

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Horus

Please continue using Bug Club to read every day. Can you write a book review of one of the books you have read and enjoyed last week?

  • Writing

This is the last week on our reports about an aspect of Ancient Egypt. Thank you to the children who have been sending pictures of their writing to school. Try to complete your reports and think of a good way to present them – in a booklet, power point or written up in your neatest writing. When you are happy with your reports please email to Miss Creighton or Mrs Walton or send into school. We can’t wait to read them!

Year 3 Egyptian Report Writing Activity

    • An eye-catching heading in a large font
    • An introductory paragraph
    • Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject  
    • Sub-headings for each paragraph 
    • Pictures, maps graphs or diagrams of the subject with labels
    • Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture
    • Lists of facts in bullet points
    • Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader
    • Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end.

 

Maths

This week we are going to use all the things we have been learning to solve word problems. This means we need to read the word problem and work out what we need to do to answer it. Is it addition or subtraction? Then we need to decide how we will answer it.

  1. There are 167 books in one classroom and 392 books in the other.

How many books are there altogether in both classrooms?

  1. Jay has a collection of 263 football cards. His brother has 189.

How many more football cards does Jay have?

  1. A family drive 289km from Canberra to Sydney, and then 149km on to Newcastle.

How far did they travel altogether?

  1. A cricket team score 456 in the first innings and 249 in the second innings.

How many runs did they score altogether?

  1. Jenny has $5.60. She spends $2.80 on a present for her brother.

How much money does she have left?

  1. Abi collects stamps. She has 351 in a box and 456 in a book.

How many does she have altogether?

  1. A lorry driver has a 561km journey. He stops for a break after 314km.

How much further has he to travel?

  1. A pack of Christmas cards costs $5.40.How much change would there be from $10.00?
    1. A packet of lentils weighs 450g and a packet of kidney beans weighs 385g.

    How much do they both weigh altogether?

    1. A shopkeeper has 367 bottles of lemonade.

    He orders 480 more. How many bottles of lemonade will he have now?

    Challenge:

    Two children have 720 marbles between them.

    Jay has 126 more than Abi.

    How many does Abi have?

    Topic

    This week can you design a quiz or board game with questions about Ancient Egypt?

    You could make up a word search or crossword puzzle as well.

    These sites have quizzes to give you ideas.

    https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/ten-facts-about-ancient-egypt/

    https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/

 

How much change would there be from $10.00?

  1. A packet of lentils weighs 450g and a packet of kidney beans weighs 385g.

How much do they both weigh altogether?

  1. A shopkeeper has 367 bottles of lemonade.

He orders 480 more. How many bottles of lemonade will he have now?

 

Challenge:

Two children have 720 marbles between them.

Jay has 126 more than Abi.

How many does Abi have?

 

Topic

This week can you design a quiz or board game with questions about Ancient Egypt?

You could make up a word search or crossword puzzle as well.

These sites have quizzes to give you ideas.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/ten-facts-about-ancient-egypt/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/

P.E.   

Continued from previous weeks ->

Try throwing and catching balls of different sizes or set up a target to aim for. 

Use bats to play tennis or cricket.

As part of gymnastics try lots of different balances – hold for 20 seconds.

Continue to keep fit by exercising every day!

 

PSHE

Continued from last week ->

 Find out about why exercise is good for us. Make a weekly plan of the exercises you can do to keep fit.

Make a plan of your keep fit regime to send to school or email to us.

 

Why you need exercise

  • It makes you feel fit, strong and healthy.
  • Your brain releases ‘endorphins’ (en-door-fins), chemicals which make you feel good.
  • You feel relaxed.
  • It stops you feeling ‘stressed out’.
  • It’s fun to exercise with others.
  • It keeps your weight down.
  • Your muscles get stronger.
  • You sleep better.

 

Music

Song of the week

Nobody knows

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/relaxing-soothing

 

Clap the rhythms in this rhythm lesson using the following linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR5A4-W1Rk4&t=183s        

Learn the song of the week

Nobody knows

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/relaxing-soothing

ALSO Don’t forget the BBC Bitesize daily lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons

 

We are still awaiting lots of – Pupil Comment for reports 

 

Please send in 2 sentences (around 20 words) to say what you enjoyed most about being in year 3 so we can complete our reports. 

Thank you.

e.g. My favourite subject in year 3 was ……………………….. The visit I most enjoyed was ………………. because ……………………… Or something similar!

 

Friday 12th June

Dear Marigold Class,

I hope this letter finds you all well and keeping busy. I was so happy to hear from a few more Marigold children this week, including Simon, Qayden, Sumaiyah and Harry. I am still hoping to hear from a few of you who have not been in contact since lockdown just to see how you are getting on. Please keep sending your work to me, especially if it includes a picture, or if you would like something included in the Friday Flyer.

This week you should all be finishing your Ancient Egyptian reports and El Anatsui art projects. I am very excited to see what you have been doing and if you enjoyed these projects. I keep checking Bug Club to see who has been logging in as there are new books for all of you to read. Also I still need to receive your pupil comments for your reports as soon as possible. Thank you Sumaiyah for sending on her comments today.

Every week I have tried to find interesting websites for you to explore so now I’d really like to know if you have tried any and if they were useful. Please let me know the best ones and if you have any different ones to recommend. If you need ever need cheering up watch a “Simon’s Cat” cartoon. The cat is really funny and reminds me of my cat Bonnie. I was excited to hear London zoo is opening soon, as my father was a zookeeper and I was lucky enough to spend many happy summers there as a child. My favourite place to visit is the penguins as they always look so happy and swim so beautifully. Even if we can’t visit now there are lots of things to see online at https://www.zsl.org/kids-zsl.

So remember to get in contact with me this week. Make sure you get lots of exercise and be helpful to your family. Take care and keep safe dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

Week 3 Summer Term 2 Learning for Year 3

Literacy

Reading.

This week we will finding out about The Great Sphinx.

Try these websites to find out more about these impressive statues.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/great-sphinx/

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/sphinx/353798

https://kids.kiddle.co/The_Great_Sphinx

What is a Sphinx?

A Sphinx is a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head of a person. In Ancient Egypt a lot of times the head was that of a Pharaoh or a god.

Why were they built?

The Egyptians built sphinx statues to guard important areas such as tombs and temples.

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The most famous Sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza. It is one of the largest and oldest statues in the world. Archaeologists believe that it was carved around 2500 BC and that the head is meant to be the likeness of the Pharaoh Khafra. The Great Sphinx faces the sunrise and guards the pyramid tombs of Giza.

How did it originally look?

Over the past 4500 years weather and erosion have taken their toll on the Great Sphinx. It is really amazing that so much of it is left for us to see. The original Sphinx would have looked a lot different. It had a long braided beard and a nose. It also was painted in bright colours. Archaeologists think that the face and body were painted red, the beard was blue, and much of the headdress was yellow. That would have been an amazing site!

After the Sphinx was built, over the course of the next 1000 years it fell into disrepair. The entire body was covered in sand and only the head could be seen. Legend has it that a young prince named Thutmose fell asleep near the head of the Sphinx. He had a dream where he was told that if he restored the Sphinx he would become Pharaoh of Egypt. Thutmose restored the Sphinx and later became Pharaoh of Egypt.

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club.  Everyone has been allocated a new set of books so get reading!

 

  • Writing

Hopefully you will now be concluding your report on your chosen aspect of Ancient Egypt. Read through the checklist to make sure you have included all the necessary

Features. When you are happy with your reports please email to Miss Creighton or Mrs Walton or send into school. We can’t wait to read them! 

Year 3 Egyptian Report Writing Activity

    • An eye-catching heading in a large font
    • An introductory paragraph
    • Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject  
      • Sub-headings for each paragraph 
      • Pictures, maps graphs or diagrams of the subject with labels
      • Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture
      • Lists of facts in bullet points
      • Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader
      • Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end.Watch this video which explains how to subtract by counting up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEvSraanafQThen use Maths Frog to help you work our the difference in these sums below:

  1. A teacher has 33 pencils. She gives 24 out during the day. How many does she have left?
  2. Hannah bought a toy for 55p. She paid with 80p. How much change did she get?
  3. There were 76 flowers in a field. Some children pulled out 30. How many flowers were left?
  4. Jack has 76 sweets. He eats 35 of them. How many sweets are left?
  5. In a swarm of 63 bees, only 22 return to their hive. How many bees got lost?

  6. A class is raising money for charity. Their target is £50. So far they have raised £39. How much money do they now need to raise to meet their target?
  7. Miss Bartlett and Mrs Allison have 59 books to mark! Mrs Allison marks 23 of them. How many are left for Miss Bartlett?
  8. Mr Davies has 64 spots on his pyjamas. He puts them in the wash and 35 of them disappear! How many spots are left?
  9. Miss Dangerfield has 44 pairs of socks. She throws 21 pairs away. How many pairs does she have left?

 

Topic

This week revisit your Ancient Egyptian booklet and find out about The Roseeta Stone. Why was it such an important archaeological find? Also research hieroglyphs, papyrus, and cartouches. 

https://www.historyforkids.net/rosetta-stone.html

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Rosetta_Stone

 

P.E.   

Continued from last week ->

Try throwing and catching balls of different sizes or set up a target to aim for. 

Use bats to play tennis or cricket.

As part of gymnastics try lots of different balances – hold for 20 seconds.

Continue to keep fit by exercising every day!

 

PSHE 

 Find out about why exercise is good for us. Make a weekly plan of the exercises you can do to keep fit.

 

Why you need exercise

  • It makes you feel fit, strong and healthy.
    • Your brain releases ‘endorphins’ (en-door-fins), chemicals which make you feel good.
    • You feel relaxed.
    • It stops you feeling ‘stressed out’.
    • It’s fun to exercise with others.
    • It keeps your weight down.
    • Your muscles get stronger.
    • You sleep better.

     

     

    Music

    Watch the following music show all about the BEAT of the music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kaX2l413p8        

    Watch the following show all about notes on lines and in spaces

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXF-AcYbv0

    Art and Design

    This week you will be completing your special 3 week art project inspired by the  artist  El Anatsui.

    We look forward to you sending us in pictures of your creations!

    Here is another reminder of the process.

  • Pupil Comment for reportsPlease send in 2 sentences (around 20 words) to say what you enjoyed most about being in year 3 so we can complete our reports. Thank you.e.g. My favourite subject in year 3 was ……………………….. The visit I most enjoyed was ………………. because ……………………… Or something similar!ScienceThis week we are looking at nutrition to keep us healthy. As humans we need to get all of our nutrients from the food that we eat. We are going to become personal trainers! We have some (real) clients that are in need of our help. We already have ideas on how to be healthy but our clients want scientifically accurate advice from health specialists. So, over the next few sessions we shall become specialists who know all about nutrition, diet, muscles, bones, joints and movement. Today we start by thinking about diet and nutrition. Our diet is everything that we eat and drink. Nutrition means nourishment or in other words, the food and drink we need to stay healthy.  As experts on nutrition and diet we need to understand what humans and animals naturally eat. Watch this video on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z96vb9q 

 

 

Monday 8th June

Year 3 Summer 2 Knolwedge Organiser Anicent Egyptians

Year 3 Summer 2 Curriculum Newsletter Ancient Eyptians

Dear Marigold Class,

I hope this letter finds you all well and keeping busy. I was so happy to hear from a few more Marigold children this week, including Besida, Hajera, Simon, Evin, Kayden and Meshach. I am still hoping to hear from a few of you who have not been in contact since lockdown just to see how you are getting on. Thank you to Aris, and Harry for the excellent work examples you have sent me this week. I’d really like to hear how all of you are getting on with the Summer 2 literacy and art projects so please send pictures and work samples if you can. I have also put new books onto Bug Club for everyone. Well done to Besida for reading the most books since lockdown!

At the moment I am busy writing your reports. Looking back at the wonderful topics we studied, the trips we went on and the fabulous progress many of you had made, it makes me feel very sad that we have not been able to finish year 3 together in school. To complete these reports I need to ask you to write me two sentences about what you most enjoyed during your time in Marigold class – it’s called the pupil comment part of the report. My best memories are our trips to Kew Gardens and The Tate Modern, our fantastic assembly on France with the “can can” dance and the musketeers, the wonderful books we shared like “The Minpins and Stone Age Boy, and our Christingle assembly where some of you held up Christingles with your brother or sister. I have so many happy memories – I wonder what yours are? It all seems such a long time ago now but take a few minutes to think about it and then email me your comments so I can include them on your reports.

The weather is not as good this week but I hope you still find time to get outside to exercise and keep fit.Take care and keep safe dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

P.S.

Here are a few more websites to try with your parents support – they are free learning sites.

https://nrich.maths.org/primary

https://education.rspca.org.uk/home-resources

https://switchzoo.com/

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/

Week 2 Summer Term 2 Learning for Year 3

Literacy

Reading.

This week we will finding out about the Pharaoh Cleopatra.

Try these websites to find out more about this famous last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/cleopatra_vii.php

https://kids.kiddle.co/Cleopatra

https://study.com/academy/lesson/cleopatra-lesson-for-kids-facts-biography.html

Cleopatra Facts

Cleopatra was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Her name was Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, although she is known only as Cleopatra to most people. Her name means ‘glory of the father’, and is derived from the Greek name Kleopatra, but in the feminine form. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty which ruled following Alexander the Great’s death. Originally Cleopatra ruled with her father and then later with her brothers. She married one of her brothers as was custom, and eventually ruled on her own with the help of Julius Caesar. After Caesar’s assassination she had three children with Marc Antony. When Cleopatra and Marc Antony fled to Egypt following defeat in battle on Greece’s west coast, Antony returned to the battlefield. He was told Cleopatra died and committed suicide over the news. Cleopatra killed herself when she learned of Marc Antony’s suicide.

Try to write your own fact file about Cleopatra. Here is an example of how to start …

Cleopatra was born in 69 BCE and died in 30 BCE. She was born in Egypt.

Cleopatra learned to speak seven languages including Egyptian and Greek.

3. She believed that she was the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis.

4. Cleopatra has been the subject of many movies and books. Despite her romantic involvements with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, she was known for her strength and ability to rule her country.

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.

Writing

Hopefully you will have chosen and researched your chosen aspect of Ancient Egypt you will be writing a report about. Here is a reminder of what you will need to include.

Year 3 Egyptian Report Writing Activity

An eye-catching heading in a large font

An introductory paragraph

Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject

Sub-headings for each paragraph

Pictures, maps graphs or diagrams of the subject with labels

Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture

Lists of facts in bullet points

Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader

Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end

Numeracy

This week we are going to be adding several numbers together. Some will be 2-digit and some will be 3-digit numbers. To remind yourself of how to do column addition watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwxyheQNXBU.

Note for parents

It will be helpful for children if you discuss, reminding children of how to do column addition. You can show your children how to write out the columns correctly, then adding the columns. Some questions you can ask to help you know if your child understands column addition:

Which column should you start with?

When adding columns of numbers what do you use to help you add the columns?

Where do we write the extra 10 or 100?

If you would like more worksheets to practice column addition, the following website has great resources and you can make your own worksheets: https://www.math-aids.com/Addition/Addition_Worksheets_MV5.html

  • Topic

If we had been in school we would have been visiting the Petrie Museum. 

Log onto their websites and make notes and drawings about the Egyptian collection.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/petrie-museum

 Look at the projects section to find out about the collection. Find out about the Egyptologist William Petrie whose collection is housed there.

Explore this section to find out about his life as an illustrated timeline.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/3dpetriemuseum/stories/excavation-and-rediscovery/petries-life.html

After reading about his life try to imagine what would it be like to be an Egyptologist?

(Here is a short biography of his life for those who cannot access the website)

Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (3 June1853 – 28 July1942) was an EnglishEgyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology.

The grandson of Captain Matthew Flinders, explorer of the coasts of Australia, Petrie was born in CharltonEngland. He was educated at home by his parents. Petrie’s father, a surveyor, taught his son how to survey accurately, so laying the foundation for his career.

After surveying British prehistoric monuments, including Stonehenge, Petrie travelled to Egypt in 1880 to survey the Great Pyramid at Giza. His interest in Egypt piqued, Petrie went on to excavate at many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt such as Abydos and Amarna.

Having accomplished such impressive work at Giza, Petrie was recommended to the Egypt Exploration Fund (now the Egypt Exploration Society), who needed an archaeologist in Egypt to succeed Edouard Naville. Petrie accepted the position and was given the sum of £250 per month to cover the excavation’s expenses. In November 1884, Petrie arrived in Egypt to begin his excavations.

Petrie’s painstaking recording and study of artefacts set new standards in archaeology. By linking styles of pottery with periods, he developed seriation, a revolutionary method for establishing the chronology of a site.

From 1892 to 1933 Petrie was the first Edwards Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University CollegeLondon. This chair had been funded by Amelia Edwards, who was a strong supporter of Petrie. He continued to excavate in Egypt after taking up the professorship, training many of the best archaeologists of the day. In 1913 Petrie sold his large collection of Egyptian antiquities to University College, London, where it is now housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

1923 saw Petrie knighted for services to British archaeology and Egyptology.

 

  • P.E.   

Continued from last week ->

Try throwing and catching balls of different sizes or set up a target to aim for. 

Use bats to play tennis or cricket.

As part of gymnastics try lots of different balances – hold for 20 seconds.

Continue to keep fit by exercising every day!

 

  • PSHE 

 Find out about healthy foods. Why are we asked to eat “five a day”?

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts/five-a-day

  • Music

KS 2 song of the week

Reach Out (I’ll Be There)

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

 

Year 3        

Watch Yolanda’s Band Jam about recorder playing 

This is a fabulous and inspiring episode for you all!!

Move in time to the Ska beat and learn about pitch.

Here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029rt/yolandas-band-jam-series-1-1-jam-1-tootally-awesome-recorders

The Beat Goes on Body Percussion sessions:10.30 am

 LINKS FOR WEEK 4:

Monday 8th -https://youtu.be/M6WA7QEFlXk

Tuesday 9th -https://youtu.be/E8JLffBI7DU

Wednesday 10th -https://youtu.be/6bIwP2-lxFk

Thursday 11th -https://youtu.be/69ChPRaj5SE

Friday 12th -https://youtu.be/ak4JyonoUIE

 

  • Art and Design

 

Continue with the art project inspired by El Anatsui. Have you read the information sheet and watched the video clips on You tube? Look at the activity sheet too so that you can remember how to do your art project.

 

Remember the instructions from last weeks plan.

Collect cardboard from food boxes or old birthday cards over the next few weeks

Make a template which you could use to make the pieces so they are the same size

Cut out your pieces of card the same size as a template

Make small holes with a needle or something sharp (get adult to help) in the card where you will make joins

Use some thread, wool, string or ribbon to join the pieces together – you could try to make a pattern.

When you think it is big enough you could hang it on your wall and take a picture and send it to your teacher

We could create a year 3 gallery on the website of El inspired artwork.

9. Science

This week we are going to look at how nutrients (all the good, healthy substances in food that helps us stay alive and grow) get from our mouths to our stomach. Watch this YouTube video for a great demonstration a demonstration of the journey our food takes from our mouth through our body, using a collection of buckets, a potato masher and a sponge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSEYPO30AN0

Now try the sheet below:

 

1/6/2020

Monday 1st June

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? I hope you had a happy half term and enjoyed the sunshine. If you were celebrating Eid last weekend I hope you had a happy time and managed to celebrate your special day despite being in lockdown. Thank you to Aris, Albert, Harry, Maliah and Sumaiyahfor your emails, pictures and examples of fabulous work. It was great to see so many Marigold faces in the Friday Flyer last week and it made me feel really proud of you. So keeping sending in your pictures!

It’s now Summer 2 and you will be receiving a new weekly plan with this letter today. We are still studying the Ancient Egyptians but in literacy you will be choosing an aspect of this topic to write a report. I have given you an example in the planning – Ancient Egyptian Animals – and you will have 3 weeks to complete this writing task. There is also an exciting art challenge for you to try. I know it has been a long time since we were learning together in class but I am really proud of the great work you are doing at home. I’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to your parents who have become your teachers – so keep trying your best and email me with any questions or worries. I love to hear from you.

The sun is shining again so I’m hoping you are getting outside to exercise and keep fit.Take care and keep safe dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

P.S.

Here are a few interesting websites to try with your parents support – they are free learning sites.

https://historystorytime.podbean.com/ (the story of animals in history)

brainpop .com

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Week 1 Summer Term 2 Learning for Year 3

English

Reading.

This week we will find out the myth about the Goddess Basket, the daughter of the Sun God Ra and the protector of cats.

Read about this goddess and answer the questions.

Bastet was the goddess of cats. She has the head of a cat, but originally she had the head of a lion.

Every day the sun god Ra would travel in his ship across the sky. Every night the snake Apep tried to stop the sun god’s ship on his journey through the underworld. Ra was usually won these battles. However, on stormy days, or during an eclipse, the Egyptians believed that Apep had been victorious and swallowed the sun. Bastet defended her father Ra against the snake.

Bastet was the protector of cats. The Ancient Egyptians had a great respect for cats since they protected the grain from mice and rats. Rats can also cause disease. Killing a cat was punishable by death. When a cat died, the family mourned it, shaving their eyebrows to mark their sadness. Cats were sometimes mummified, like people, and their mummies have been found.

Which God was the father of Basket?

How did she help her father?

What did she look like?

Why did the Ancient Egyptians respect cats? What did they do when a cat died?

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.

What about writing a book review of your favourite book you have been reading over the half term?

Writing

Year 3 Egyptian Report Writing Activity

Over the next 3 week you will need to write a report about Ancient Egypt

You can choose any topic you like. Here are some to choose from

Jobs and roles in the Ancient Egyptian community

Inventions of the Ancient Egyptian people

Famous Egyptian Gods

What was the Nile used for?

Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptian people

Food

Leisure time

Jewellery and Makeup

Ancient Egyptian Homes

You can use your booklet to help and there is a page attached with different websites to help you get information.

Read and collect the information before you start

When you write your report make sure you include the following

An eye-catching heading in a large font

Written in pat-tense

An introductory paragraph

Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject

Sub-headings for each paragraph

Pictures, maps graphs or diagrams of the subject with labels

Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture

Lists of facts in bullet points

Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader

Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end

Look at the example to show you how to lay out your report

You send a picture or email your report to your teacher when it is finished

 

Ancient Egypt report topics

Read the new Knowledge Organiser carefully and make a list of the new key words and subjects for study mentioned.

This half term we will be looking at our Ancient Egypt booklet again more closely.

Re-read the chapter on “What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about death”. List 6 facts and include a picture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Music

KS 2 song of the week: SUMMER SOUNDS SONG 4 BABTHANDAZA

Learn all of the Summer sounds project songs

Join in with Young Voices on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm!!

https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

P.E.

Try throwing and catching balls of different sizes or set up a target to aim for.

As part of gymnastics try lots of different balances – hold for 10 seconds.

Continue to keep fit by exercising every day!

PSHE

Plan a healthy meal to share with your family. You could find a paper plate or cut out a circle and draw your healthy meal.

ART

We are studying the artist El Anatsui. Please read the attached information about his life and work. Then do the El Anatsui Activity over the next three weeks.

El Activity

EL Artist

Maths

This week we are going to add 2- and 3-digit numbers using column addition. You will need to draw on your skills of place-value in 3-digit numbers and adding several 1-digit numbers. Start by watching this YouTube video on column addition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwxyheQNXBU. Then try the sums below:

Science

This week you are going to be learning about the importance of having a nutritionally balanced diet. Start by watching this video on BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j

Your task is to work with a partner to create a drawing of a balanced meal to give your customer in your Balanced      Brunch restaurant here are some ideas:

 

 

Monday 18th May

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? Well and safe I hope and keeping busy. I am still so happy to be receiving lots of emails from you and I have been so impressed with the work you have been doing! Thank you especially to Aris, Devon, Harry and Marcus this week for the excellent examples of work they are completing.

I am still waiting to hear from many more Marigold children so please keep sending those emails! It was great to see Harry’s picture in the Friday Flyer this week!  I really look forward to reading the Friday flyer every week so keep sending your pictures and you never know – it might be you next week! As so many pictures are sent each week I am hoping to see Aris holding his brilliant sarcophagus, Devon’s wonderful ‘send a hug’ and Marcus’s Amazing Body Machine poster next week.

 This is the last week before half-term and then you can have a rest from home learning! It’s also the last chapter of our booklet about ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and I am sure you will really enjoy learning to write like an ancient Egyptian. We will be carrying on with the Ancient Egyptians topic after the half term so keep your booklets safe as we will be using them again. 

What excellent maths work I have been receiving! My maths stars for this week are Aris and Harry yet again. My science star is Marcus who has completed some outstanding work this week.  I hope you have all been enjoying your home learning and have been singing the song “Dem Bones”? Or dancing along with –

https://supersimple.com/song/skeleton-dance/  

It’s another lovely sunny day so I hope you are getting lots of fresh air and enjoying time with your families.  Thank you again for all your kind messages and hard work.

 So until next week, keep safe and take care dear Marigolds.

 Mrs Walton

P.S. Try these puzzles

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/EgyptianWordScramble.pdf

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/EgyptianCrossWord.pdf

Week 5 Summer Term Learning for Year 3   

Literacy 

  • Reading.

This week we will be reading another version of Isis and Osiris and linking it to our writing activity.

  • Read this version of Isis and Osiris carefully. Are there any differences from the version you read last week? 

A long time ago, the god Osiris came to Egypt to rule as king. He brought the Egyptian people new laws and taught them how to farm well and live peacefully in their villages. Osiris was a very wise and powerful king, and was loved and respected by the Egyptian people. Unfortunately, his brother Seth, was very jealous of his brother’s power in Egypt, and began to form a plan to kill Osiris and take over his throne.

Late one night, Seth tiptoed into Osiris’s bedroom. Careful to not wake up Osiris, or his queen, the goddess, Isis, Seth measured Osiris’s body from top to bottom and from side to side. The next morning, Seth took the measurements to a carpenter who made a beautiful wooden chest decorated with bright paint and sheets of gold. That night, Seth threw a huge party, and invited Osiris as the guest of honour. The night was spent feasting, singing, dancing, and playing games. For the final game, Seth brought out the huge wooden chest. He announced that the first person to fit perfectly into the chest would be allowed to keep it.

One by one, each of Seth’s friends climbed into the chest. Unsurprisingly, no one was able to fit into the chest, which was made perfectly for Osiris. Finally, Seth and his friends convinced Osiris to try his luck with the chest. Osiris stepped into the chest and lay down. The chest fit him perfectly, just as Seth had planned. Just as Osiris lay down, Seth slammed the lid and sealed it shut. Seth and his friends took the chest down to the Nile River and dumped it in, knowing that Osiris would never be able to survive. When Isis heard the news of her husband’s death she was extremely upset. She rushed to the riverbank, and after several days of searching, found the wooden chest. Isis opened it and removed the dead body of her beloved Osiris. Crying, Isis hid Osiris’ body in the river grass. She didn’t want Seth to find Osiris’s corpse before she could perform the proper rituals that would allow him to pass into the Afterlife. 

Late that night, Seth returned to the Nile, to make sure Osiris’s body had washed away. The chest was nowhere to be found, but after searching the riverbank grass, he found the body of his late brother. Furious, Seth cut Osiris’s body into fourteen pieces. To make sure that the body was never found again, he hurled the pieces all over Egypt. The next morning, Isis returned to the river with her sister, Nepthys and her friends, to perform the necessary rituals, only to find Osiris’s body gone! Isis transformed into a huge bird and flew high over Egypt. Using her sharp vision, she was able to find all the pieces of the body to put Osiris back together. With the help of Nepthys, Thoth, and Anubis, Isis performed a great act of magic. Very carefully, they began to sew Osiris’s body back together. They worked together night after night. When the body was whole once again, they wrapped it head to toe in strips of linen, creating a mummy. 

On the night of the full moon, Isis used powerful magic to bring her husband back to life. Osiris embraced Isis, and thanked her sister and her friends. He told them he would not be able to stay in the world of the living. He explained that having died; he needed to travel to the world of the dead, where he would become the King of the Afterlife. Before he left, Osiris told Isis not to worry. He told her that she would soon give birth to a son, Horus, who would defeat Seth and become a great protector of the Egyptian people. By taking back the throne from Seth, Horus would restore order and peace to the Universe. 

Read the myth carefully and then retell it to someone in your family.

Make a list of all the characters from this version of the myth. How does Seth trick his brother Osiris and why does he plan to kill him? What magical powers does Isis use? What was the name of their son who would defeat Seth?

  • Read the last chapter in your booklet “How did the Ancient Egyptians write?” and continue reading every day and using Bug Club if possible.

Writing

This week you can use your knowledge of the myth of Isis and Osiris to write out the story.

You could do this as a storyboard with writing and pictures

Or you could make a little book of the myth.

Or write the story as if you are one of the characters – would you choose to be Osiris, Seth or Isis? Try to write how the characters are feeling as well as retelling the story.

Maths

This week we are going to try multiplying using the Grid Method

 

  1. Eesa had 4 packs of football cards. If there were 18 cards in each pack, how many did he have in total?
  2. Miss Dewar is giving out 16 prizes to children in 8 children. How many prizes did she give out altogether?
  3. Zaynab wants to make 5 mosaic tiles in Art on Friday. She needs 16 pieces of coloured card for each. How many cards would she need in total?
  4. Mohammed sold 22 cakes each day for 3 days for Children in Need. How many cakes did he sell?
  5. Miss Jackson collected 25p from 8 children for tuck today. How much money did she have in her tray?

Science

This week are going to be moving on to look at our muscles. Start by watching this video on the muscular system https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSsntU6sTWI

Complete the tasks below:

 

  1. Think about an activity like running.

2. 
Predict (before you run anywhere): Circle or highlight the muscles you think will be used.

 

 

3.Results (after running): Circle or highlight the muscles you used.

 

Music

Song of the week: How Far I’ll Go  https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring

A message from Mrs Siefert and YOUNG VOICES EVERYONE CAN JOIN IN!!Dance moves included!

On 2nd June 2020 – You are invited to pay tribute to all teachers, by joining together to sing “ThePower in Me”, along with families and children from across the world and from the safety of your own homes. 

Sign up hereyoungvoices.co.uk/powerinme

We also invite you to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge. In the weeks leading up to the main event on 2nd June, you are encouraged to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge online workshops. Keep an eye on our social feeds and website. 

If you missed David Lawrence teach the first half of the song – here is the workshop on YouTube:- https://youtu.be/ciZj77kO8c

LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 2:

Monday 18th -https://youtu.be/8I0HuUVXvG4

Tuesday 19th -https://youtu.be/31W6vg8oTWQ

Wednesday 20th -https://youtu.be/Ns-0vpeqs40

Thursday 21st -https://youtu.be/u7WcJTa3ELA

Friday 22nd -https://youtu.be/RgqY4qJDnbo

Topic

Read Chapter 5 of your booklet – “How did the Ancient Egyptians write?” 

What were the pictures and symbols called? Why was the Rosetta stone important?

Copy out the page of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Use the symbols to write out EGYPT, ISIS, OSIRIS, NILE and any more words you would like to try writing.

Art

Make your own cartouche with hieroglyphs inside of your name or a message.

You could make a hieroglyphs necklace, bracelet or badge for a friend.

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/worksheets/ancient-egypt-worksheets/write-your-name-in-hieroglyphics

P..E.  Keep fit every day by walking, running, jumping (100 star jumps a day?) 

 How is the Egyptian dance going? Did you try some Egyptian dance last week? Keep trying!  

In a safe place continue to practise your cricket skills, throwing, catching and batting. 

Try some tennis or throwing a Frisbee!

French 

Keep learning family words. Can you translate some of the key Egyptian words into French?

 

 

 

Monday 11th May

Dear Marigold Class,

I hope you and your families are all keeping well and safe. I have been so pleased this week to receive lots more emails from you this week and I have been so impressed with the work you have been doing!Thank you especially to Aris, Devon, Harry, Kasandra, Marcus and Shazad for your emails this week.

I am still hoping to receive messages from many more Marigold children and hear all about your home adventures and home learning. It was great to see Shazad’s picture in the Friday Flyer this week!I really look forward to reading the Friday flyer every week so keep sending your pictures and you never know – it might be you next week!

So what about our home learning for this week? I know some of you have written about your difficulties finding out about the Ancient Egyptians, as you do not have access to a computer or haven’t received the booklet we have produced for you at school. If you need a home pack of printed out sheets or a booklet please contact me as soon as possible. I know many of you are finding this topic as fascinating as me and producing excellent work every day. So well done and keep trying your best. This week we are finding out about Egyptian gods and the myth of Isis and Osiris. I know you will enjoy this part of the topic.

I have also been receiving lots of examples of excellent maths work – my maths stars for this week are Aris and Harry. Well done! In science have you been singing the song “Dem Bones”? Or dancing along with

https://supersimple.com/song/skeleton-dance/

as I suggested last week? You could also try to make your own skeleton or read the ‘Funnybones books (they are online) and are great fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkC4o1AgVKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9RYc21_-e8

Did you make bunting for V.E day or celebrate in any way? I hope you are exercising every day and being kind and helpful at home. Please say a big THANK YOU to your parents and family who are helping you at home and keep trying your best.

So until next week, keep safe and take care dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

Week 4 Summer Term Learning for Year 3

English

Reading.

This week we will be reading the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt, in particular the myth of Isis and Osiris.

If you have been reading the booklet on Ancient Egypt this week we will also be finding out about the different gods they believed in – “What did the Ancient Egyptians believe?” – (pages 16-24) or try one of these websites.https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/ancient-egypt-gods/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/z4m8pg8

Make a list of the different Gods and Goddesses and find out what their role was e.g. Amun- Ra was king of the Gods.

What can you find out about the myth of Isis and Osiris?

Here is one version of the myth. Read it through carefully.

A long, long time ago when the earth was new and everything was just beginning, the earth was covered with water. An egg floated on the water and when that egg hatched, Amun-Ra was born. He immediately flew into the sky and became the sun.

Amun-Ra dried up much of the water and made the land but was lonely so he created a wife. He named her Nut. After that he created many gods more and goddesses to keep him company. He put them all to work running the world.

Osiris was the favourite grandson of Amun- Ra and to show him how much he was loved, he made him the first Pharaoh of Egypt. Osiris married Isis, his one true love, and they settled down happily with their son Horus ruling Egypt. However Osiris had a brother called Seth who was terribly jealous. In a fit of anger, Set killed his brother Osiris, and chopped him into little pieces. He threw the pieces into the Nile River.

Fortunately, Isis managed to gather the pieces of her beloved Osiris. She brought these pieces to her good friend Anubis, the clever jackal-headed god. He managed to put the pieces of Osiris together again but he did not have the power to bring him back to life. So Amun- Ra made Osiris the god of the dead, which was the most important job of all. Osiris could now rule over the land of the dead.

Sadly, Osiris and Isis could never be together again, as he would dwell forever in the land of the dead, and she would live forever in the land of the living.

In honour of the god Osiris, the Pharaohs) of Egypt carried a crook and a flail (the signs of Osiris) They believed that once each year Isis would travels to the riverbank remembering, and dreaming, and that her tears caused the Nile River rise each year, to bring life to everyone.

Why is the myth of Isis and Osiris a creation story? Who are the main characters in this myth?

Why was Seth jealous of Osiris? Who helps Isis? Is this myth happy or sad?

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/IsisEgyptianGodInformation.pdf

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.

Writing

2 This week we will be continuing to write our historical reporton the Ancient Egyptians.

The next paragraph can be about the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Harold Carter. How did he find the tomb and why was his discovery so important? What wonderful things did he find?

Next week we will be writing out the myth of Isis and Osiris. Get to know the story really well this week and draw a story map of the story of Isis and Osiris.

Maths

Maths

 This week we are going to look at dividing with remainders.

     Chunky Chimp loves bananas. Bananas come in groups of five, called a hand. He eats five bananas, or one hand, a day. We’re going to work out how many days sixty-two bananas will last. We need to find out how many 5s are in 62

Topic

Read Chapter 4 of your booklet – “ What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about death?

Find out about the process of mummification and why it was important to preserve their dead.

Go back to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and find out what was buried with the Pharaoh.

Art

Draw your favourite Egyptian God or Goddess. Design and draw a Canopic jar or a sarcophagus.

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/CanopicJarInformation.pdf

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/themes/ancient-egypt/egyptian-god-anubis-colouring-page

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/coloring-sheets/ancient-egypt-coloring-sheets/egyptian-sarcophagus-colouring-page

Science

This week, we are going to look at identifying and naming bones to follow on from last week, where we were looking at the difference between invertebrate and vertebrates.

Watch these video to see the introduction to the skeletons of humans and other animals: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztfnvcw and https://youtu.be/vRuh9aBwUdM

     What are the other bones in our bodies? Feel the bones in your arms, legs, etc while you try and draw where your bones are. Then label your diagram using the key words below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the week ‘What Makes a Family?’

Learn to sing and Makaton sign

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

Year 3

Learn the song of the week and follow the music activities on the page

Follow the body percussion patterns in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOh1P1ZcTaU

 

 

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4/5/2020

Monday 4th May

Year 3 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletters Egyptians

Year 3 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser Egyptians

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? I hope this letter finds you all well and keeping busy! I am very excited that we did so well in the “Rockstars” competition. Thank you and well done to everyone who took part. I also want to thank Aris, Sumaiyah and Maliah this week for their emails and pictures. They have obviously been working really hard at home and if we were in school would be getting lots of team points.

I am still hoping to hear from many more Marigold children next week as I really enjoy hearing from you. Perhaps you can also send some pictures for the Friday Flyer? It is great fun to read and is a great way of keeping us all in contact with each other during these difficult times.

So what about our home learning for next week? I hope you have enjoyed finding out about the Ancient Egyptians and are finding them as fascinating as I do. If we had been in school we would have been visiting the British Museum this week! Try to take time to look on their website and take an imaginary tour. We would have been doing lots of drawings and research on Egyptian mummies so see what you can find out. Use this link to go to the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum and send us any pictures of your work.https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5192048,-0.1274951,2a,75y,172.87h,89.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFyBuFtvu6FeVvVVc5–uiw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

I hope you are also working hard on the other subjects, like numeracy and science. Thank you to Aris for sending me lots of examples of your excellent maths work. In science, as you are finding out about the skeleton, you could look up this song “Dem Bones” and dance along with –https://supersimple.com/song/skeleton-dance/ .

I hope you are taking time to exercise and continuing to help around the house. I am signing off for now and I hope to hear from you all soon. I really hope you will enjoy this week’s learning and will all try your best. Remember to join in on V.E.75 Day next Friday by making bunting or drawing posters.

So until next week, take care dear Marigolds,

Mrs Walton

P.S. Try these Egyptian puzzles.

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/egyptpuzzlesheet.pdf

https://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/egyptianpyramidmaze.pdf

Week 3 Summer Term Learning for Year 3

Literacy

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.

Last week we asked you to read the first two chapters of the booklet on Ancient Egypt.

Recap by reading those chapters again making sure you could answer the questions set for you.

This week our reading focus is “How did Egypt change over time?” (pages 11-16) of your booklet. You will need to readthrough the chapter several times so you really know the text well. After that answer these questions writing out in sentences.

What was the name of the Pharaoh who built the first pyramid?

What was the first pyramid like and where were they built?

Who was king of the gods in Ancient Egypt?

What does he carry and what does it symbolise?

What weapons did the Ancient Egyptians use in battle?

Where were the pharaohs buried during the New Kingdom?

What does the name Tutankhamun mean?

How does Egypt change over time?

This week we will be continuing to write our historical reporton the Ancient Egyptians.

Paragraph 2 should include these main points –

Ancient Egypt was divided into 3 periods: the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom. They began to build Pyramids (describe and draw) and became more powerful due to their weapons and use of chariots. Later pharaohs, like Tutankhamun, were buried in the Valley of the Kings.

Add a timeline and drawing of the different Pyramids to enhance your writing.

Maths

This week we will be looking at Dividing by 3, 4, and 5 without remainders. Last week we looked at multiplication. Division is the inverse (the opposite).

64 ÷ 4 =

75 ÷ 5 =

56 ÷ 4 =

85 ÷ 5 =

76 ÷ 4 =

66 ÷ 3 =

× 5 = 70

× 3 = 42

× 4 = 52

39 ÷ 3 =

80 ÷ 5 =

45 ÷ 3 =

Try these sums at home

Furthermore, a MathsPoster Competition is being launched! This poster will consist of how maths impacts your daily lives and different examples of how you use your maths skills at home! This could include using measuring equipment to weigh ingredients to bake a cake, using written addition and subtraction when creating a shopping list with a budget or counting how many different coloured cars pass the window! 

Topic

Read through Chapter 3 of your booklet again. Find out more about the pyramids at Giza. Why were they built and what do they tell us about the Ancient Egyptians? Look on the BBC schools and British museum website, as well as the other websites listed on your curriculum letter. Include drawings of the painted walls found inside the pyramids. Draw a map of Egypt labelling Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the river Nile.

Science

For Science this week we will continue to look at describing and explaining the skeletal system of a human.

Define the words “vertebrates” and “invertebrate”

Sort the following animals into vertebrates and invertebrates:

Dog

Worm

Dinosaur

Human

Butterfly

Fish

Jellyfish

Bird

Spider

Frog

Shark

Have a look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 for more information.

Music

The song of the week is Wiggle Jiggle!Watch the video and join in with the body percussion.https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-weekVE day singalong link: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/stories/ve-day-singalong

Year 3

Learn the song of the week and work through the first two paragraphs of activities on the screen.

Listen to and watch the Horrible Histories The Mummy song.

Try to join in if you can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMs_IGKxMu0

P.E. Did you try some Egyptian dance last week? Keep trying! In a safe place continue to practise your cricket skills, throwing, catching and batting as well as daily walks and keep fit.

Art

Draw a scarab beetle design. You could colour in, paint or try to make them in playdough or clay.Follow this Youtube link to see how it is done:

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F0N8HQQBkaTI%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D0N8HQQBkaTI&tbnid=M-1PzOc6zApWEM&vet=12ahUKEwiX_unqlZrpAhVK7uAKHbkgB68QMygXegQIARA1..i&docid=K7ePUXnHmDpEGM&w=1280&h=720&q=simple%20egyptian%20scarab%20drawing&hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiX_unqlZrpAhVK7uAKHbkgB68QMygXegQIARA1

Let’s celebrate V.E.75 Day together!

Next Friday 8th May 2020I is a special day to remember. Why? Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of WW2 in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say

“For those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising.

So what can we do to show our support and thanks next Friday? We’d like you to make bunting or a poster to display to celebrate V.E.75 Day.

Please take pictures and send them to our school. There is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas and information at bbc.co.uk/makeadifference.

     

Thank you Year 3 for your hard work and thank you to the parents supporting their

Children with home learning.

 

27/4/2020

Dear Marigold Class,

I hope this letter finds you all well and keeping busy! I must admit to being disappointed that I received zero emails from Marigold class last week as I really enjoy hearing from you. I know it is so difficult working from home but it is important to keep learning and trying your best every day. I really enjoyed reading the Community Flyer this week and well done to Maliah for sending in her lovely picture and message.

Now let’s think about your home learning for the next week! We will be starting our topic on the Ancient Egyptians. This is one of my favourite topics and I am really disappointed that we are not in school discovering why the Ancient Egyptians were so fascinating together. Do look on the school website for the new Curriculum Letter and Knowledge Organiser, as well as any other information you have been sent from school. The curriculum letter will give you some examples of internet websites that will also help you find out more. Just make sure your parents are with you when you log on to any other sites to make sure they are safe.

It is lovely weather so I hope you are getting out and about to exercise and get some fresh air every day. I hope you are also being helpful at home and that all your family are keeping well and safe. I have been doing lots of reading every day, mostly historical novels, and I hope you have been enjoying reading too. Remember as well as books and stories online I hope you are using your Bug Club library as often as possible. I’d love to hear about your favourite books or any other activities you have enjoyed doing in your home learning.

Well I am signing off for now and I hope to hear from you all soon. I think you will love the learning we have planned for you this week so have fun working hard!

So until next week, take care dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

Week 2 Summer 1 Half- Term Learning for Year 3

English

Hopefully many of you will have been sent or collected a booklet on Ancient Egypt. This will be very helpful during this topic.

You will need to read Chapter 1 “Howard Carter gets a big surprise” several times so you really know the text well. After that answer these questions writing out in sentences.

When did Howard Carter visit the Valley of the Kings?

What does an Archaeologist do?

How was the tomb of Tutankhamun discovered?

What was on the doorway of the tomb?

What wonderful things did he see?

We will also be writing a historical report on the Ancient Egyptians which will help us answer our topic question ‘Why were the Ancient Egyptians so fascinating?

In this report we will find out what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt. Why did they build pyramids and tombs to bury their Pharaohs? Why was the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb so important?

This week we will write an introductory paragraph using the information in the first chapter of the book.

Plan your introduction paragraph with the key questions you want to find out about the Egyptians. Remember to write clear sentences using the correct punctuation and spelling. Check it and improve with adjectives and different starters.

Choose an illustration of some of the ‘wonderful things’ Carter found to draw.

Maths:

This week, focus multiplication and division skills, including using tables facts to solve problems. Practise doing your 4 times tables with division as well. For example:

3 x 4 = 12

4 x 3 = 12

12  4 = 3

12  3 = 4

Maybe you could use toys like Lego, or even pebbles to practise this

Also, a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament has been set up between Carnelian and Marigold. Take some time to log into your personal account to join in with this enjoyable tournament and earn extra points for your class! It begins at 9am on Monday 27th April and ends at 5pm on Friday 1st May. The winning class will be announced on the Garfield website next week. Good luck!

Science 

This half term we are looking at the Human Skeletal system. To start join in with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdShq4X9vu8

You could do some research and describe what bones do.

Topic

This week we are starting our new topic on The Ancient Egyptians and you will all become Egyptologists if you work hard! Find your Knowledge Organiser and you will find a list of key words for this topic – write out these words so you can remember and spell them correctly. You could make a poster of these key words.

Read Chapter 2 of your booklet “How did the Egyptians live”.

Find out where Egypt is on a world map. What river flowed through Egypt? Remember we did some of this as your home learning last term.

Draw a map of the River Nile.

Sketch the different crowns the Pharaoh’s wore.

Music

This is your weekly song from Mrs Siefert

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=horrible+histories+hieroglyphics+song+lyrics+

P.E.

Try to learn to dance like an Egyptian ( look for – Groove like an Egyptian – you tube) Again check with your parents first.

In a safe place practise your cricket skills, throwing, catching and batting as well as daily walks and keep fit.

Don’t forget to look at the BBC Bitesize for lots of activities to practise your learning

 

 

20/4/2020

Dear Marigold Class

I hope you and your families are all keeping well and have had a good Easter break. I was very happy to receive emails from some of you telling me about all the work you have been doing at home, as well as some lovely art creations. Well done! Please keep sending those emails as it really cheers me up and it is good to keep in touch during these difficult days.

Now it’s the start of the Summer Term! Here are some ideas for your home learning this week!

Literacy

Can you write me an email telling me what you have been doing over Easter and if you have any special news or work you would like to share?

Write a review of either a film you have seen recently or a book you have especially enjoyed. We will share your recommendations next week.

Continue to read every day and try to use Bug club if you can. There are daily lessons on BBC bitesize we’d like you to try, for example, work on adjectives and a poem ‘Please Mrs Butler’- (look for year 3 daily lessons).

If you have Scrabble at home it is a great game to improve your spelling as well as being fun. Get your family to join in!

Maths

Look around your home and list all the different shapes you can see. Put them into a bar graph or tally chart.

Continue learning and revising your times tables daily and get someone to test you or go onto hit the button website.

BBC bitesize also has daily year 3 maths lessons for you to follow.

Try a board game like Monopoly with your family – great for counting money!

Science

Continue or start your nature diary. Record the weather and any changes you can see in nature e.g. insects, plants, birds. Try to spot different things every day.

History and Geography

If you look on the BBC bitesize daily lessons for Year 3 it will give you lots more interesting ideas for learning. What about creating a pictorial map of your favourite walk with your family combining geography and art? Or find out about being a historian to get ready for our new topic on Ancient Egypt starting next week.

Art

Can you create a shape picture? Send a picture to me

Music

Miss Siefert has set you this music work for the next week.

Learn the following song:

Reach out your Handby Hollie Williams and Bottle Top Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdYs9TvOIU

To learn new recorder piece using the notes A B C and high D

     

Finally dear Marigolds remember to exercise every day, be helpful at home and enjoy the learning we have planned for you. If you have any questions please email me or if you want to share your work or any good ideas.

Take care and keep safe everyone!

Mrs Walton

P.S. Let’s draw some Marigolds!

          

 

31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email: Year3@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

30th March 2020
Dear Marigold Class,
             I hope this letter finds you and your family keeping safe and well. I’m really missing being in school and working with all of you and I hope you are all keeping busy at home as well as enjoying time with your families. 
           Remember its important to continue reading every day and as well as books from home you can still log on to Bug Club. Keep learning your times tables so you can achieve even better in our next Megamaths tests and try to exercise every day! These are difficult times so the most important thing is to keep safe, be kind to each other and extra helpful at home. 
          So here are just a few ideas Marigold class to keep you busy and learning, If you have any pictures or work you’d like to share please send them onto me as I’d love to hear from you.
English – If you have been writing a diary please continue and remember to keep your handwriting as neat as you can.  Also if we had been in school we would have been writing poetry, so when you are out exercising look around at all the signs of Spring and write me a Spring poem! Use lots of descriptive words to describe what you can see, hear, smell and how Spring makes you feel. You can decorate your poem with lots of pictures and maybe make it into a card for someone in your family who may need cheering up.
Numeracy – its a great time to improve your skills in 3 areas – telling the time, calculating money, multiplication and division tables. For example you could  – plan a timetable of your day, or maybe create a shop of your toys and books,  pricing items using real or pretend money that you could make.
Science – keep a nature diary of all the different plants, birds and insects you see – include a daily weather report.
Best of all dance and sing every day to keep fit. Try something different like skipping or juggling in your exercise time. Make models from your recycling – as well as volcanoes maybe a time machine  or spacecraft. What about making some cakes with help from an adult? There’s so much to do to keep us busy and cheerful!
Well I’ll say goodbye for now to all the lovely Marigolds.
Take care and best wishes to you and your family.
Mrs Walton 
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