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Please see the letter on this link below for further information regarding returning to school. Please be aware that specific start & finish times will be communicated to parents before the end of the week. 

Return-to-School-Year-3-letter

Year 3 home learning during school closures

Welcome back to the summer term everyone!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe! I miss you all lots and hope to see you all soon!

 

Make sure you log in every week, to see what tasks you should be completing from home.

Don’t forget to send us pictures either via our school Twitter @NorthcoteSch or my work email:    a.gladwinfield@northcote.liverpool.sch.uk

 

We will be displaying the best examples of your work with next week’s learning, so remember to still use your nice neat writing and think about creative ways of showing your work! We are excited to see what you produce!

 

Well done

A big well done for all the work I have received this week! It is lovely to hear that you are all OK and working hard! I am very proud! See some wonderful examples of the work that has been completed below! Keep sending your work to a.gladwinfield@northcote.liverpool.sch.uk

 

Summer term week 1:

Summer 1 Week 1 – Year 3

Summer 1 week 2 Year 3

Summer 1 Week 3 Year 3

Summer term Week 4

 

Summer 2 Week 5 Week beginning 29th June

 

PE: Sports Month!

Task: Northcote ‘Sports Month’ Fitness Challenge

 

During this time of the year, we should have been completing in our ‘Sports Day’. Rather than cancelling, we have decided to change our plans this year. Instead of a ‘Sports Day’ we are organising a ‘Sports Month’. 

 

For the next 4 weeks, we will be setting daily fitness challenges for you and your family to complete –  this will help us achieve the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day! 

 

Each day you need to check the school’s Twitter account to see what the daily fitness challenge is. 

https://twitter.com/northcotesch?lang=en

Northcote Primary (@NorthcoteSch) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Northcote Primary (@NorthcoteSch). The best Primary School in the heart of Walton.
Caring,Learning, Growing. Liverpool L9

twitter.com

 

We want to see as many photos of you and your family completing all the fitness challenges as well as images of fitness record cards. (Remember when posting a photo on Twitter do not include your name).

 

If you are able to complete all of the week’s challenges you will receive a certificate. 

 

To be able to receive the certificate, you need to email an image of the fitness record card completed weekly to your class teacher. 

Sports Month Fitness Challenge Record Chart

 

 

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Northcote Cooks

As a whole school, we are going to be looking at healthy eating this week! As we are focusing on getting fit and healthy, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some healthy recipes with everyone! We will be posting some ideas for healthy snacks which you could make after your daily workouts! 

Check our twitter page everyday to see what tasty dishes the teachers have been cooking! Everyday we will be posting recipe ideas that you can try with your family. 

You can join in by creating one of the recipes we post, or sending your own ideas in! Whatever your family makes this week, send your teacher some photographs or tweet them with the hashtag #northcotecooks

 

 

Reading 

 

Task 1: Reading speed and questioning

Please make sure you continue to read on Reading Plus. It is very useful and fun website that will help you make progress with your reading!

Everyone in the juniors should now have a login for Reading Plus.

 Please see the guide some of our Year 6 children made on our Reading Curriculum page if you are struggling to log on.

Reading-Plus-Guide-for-Northcote-Parents

 

Task 2: Reading (P4C focus)

Reading is a great way to help us explore our feelings and the bigger picture. This week, our focus is worry.

Watch/ listen to the story of Silly Billy By Anthony Browne with someone at home using the link below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHiW5ndFNQQ

 

Now discuss the following questions with somebody at home linked to the main theme in the book:

  • What did Silly Billy worry about?
  • How does he make himself feel better?
  • What kind of things do you worry about?How does it make you feel?
  • How can you make yourself feel better when you are worrying?

Activity: Make your own worry doll/monster

In the story, Billy’s grandma gives him a worry doll to help him release his worries. Now it’s your turn to make your own worry doll/monster using the instructions below

  

You will need:

  • a recycled container with a lid
  • one A4 sheet of paper 
  • coloured sticky dots,
  • 2 small circles of white card,
  • googly eyes
  • Pens/coloured pencils

Step 1: Take a small container with a whole in the top ( e.g. a small box, a Pringles tube, etc)

Step 2:Cut a length of paper to cover the sides of the container, making sure you add a 5cm boarder to the top so that you can cut a zig-zag pattern into it to give your monster some spiky hair. 

Step 3: With the remaining paper, cut out some monster arms and attach to the container using  sellotape or glue. 

Step 4: Create your monster using the circles of white card, googly eyes and felt tips/coloured pencils.

Step 5: When you feel worried, write your worry down on a slip of paper and then feed your worry to your monster by posting it through the slot in the container. Watching your worry disappear should help you to feel a bit better! Don’t forget to share your worries with a trusted adult too!

 

 

Task 3: Reading for pleasure

Click on the link below to find out more information about texts that you can access for free!

https://www.booksfortopics.com/storytime-online-7-9 

 

 

Take a look at  The Book of Hopes (edited by Katherine Rundell) a fantastic collection of short stories, poems and pictures, written by a range of authors especially for families during lockdown. Click on the link below to start reading the book straight away for free:

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

Alternatively, you might want to read some of the 500 word  short stories that have been submitted by children all over the UK:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories

 

Take a look at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk to join and take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge:

 

Writing: Non-fiction reports

 

Last week, we started looking at non-chronological reports.

We picked out the presentational and language features and practised using fronted adverbials.

Features of a non-chronological report

Language features task

This week, we are going to write our own non-chronological report about an animal of our choice!

Task 1- Researching an animal of your choice!

Before we can write our own chronological report, we need to research our chosen animal and make notes for each of our paragraphs

Step 1: Choose an animal to research using the website below:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/animals/ 

Step 2: Read the information about you chosen animal carefully and then use the sheet below to write down notes under the correct headings: 

 

All About Animal Research and Writing | Informational writing ...

Task 2: Write your introduction

Look at the introduction below:

Use the sentence prompts below to write an introductory paragraph about the animal you researched:

Sentence 1: Where can you animal be found?

Sentence 2: Where would you not find your animal and why?

Sentence 3: Rhetorical question e.g. Would you like to find out more about _____________________?

Sentence 4: If so, then read on to find out more 

 

Task 3: Write your paragraphs

Using the notes from your research sheet, write a paragraph about what your animal looks like, making sure that you have used full sentences.

You may want to use the example below to help you:

Remember to  include:

  • Present tense verbs ( e.g. have, eat)
  • 2a phrases (e.g dark,beady)
  • Fronted adverbials followed by commas (e.g Usually,…., Not only that,…)
  • Conjunctions (because, and, so)
  • Prepositions (on, under, behind, etc)

Task 4-  Fact box,picture and caption

Use the example above and the three facts from your research sheet to help you write your fact box. Remember to use bullet points and to write in full sentences.

Draw/add a picture of your chosen animal and write a suitable caption to describe what is in the picture.

Task 5:Conclusion 

Use the example below to help you write a conclusion for your non-chronological report.

Well done! You have written your very own non-chronological report!

Check  that your work includes all the features from the example and capital letters, full stops and commas in the correct places.

EXT:Now, share your report with somebody at home so that they can learn exciting facts about your chosen animal!

Maths: Adding and subtracting hundred, tens and one

Complete the 5 a day activity each day by clicking on the link below:

5 a day

This week, we are going to look at addition and subtraction of hundreds, tens and ones to three digit numbers.

 

Adding ones to a 3 digit number using patterns and facts:

Read through the PP Adding subtracting ones and 3 digit numbers

 

Task 1: Complete the calculations on the following sheet Task 1

Task 2: Complete the subtraction calculations on the following sheet task 2

Task 3: Find the missing digits in the addition and subtraction calculations. This is tricky! Think carefully!

Task 3

 

Task 4: Use the PP to recap the column method. Use this method to add a three digit and a two digit number. Make sure that the columns are lined up correctly!

PP- HTU+TU

Try the following calculations:

  1. 673 + 24 =
  2. 782 + 17 =
  3. 456 + 25 =
  4. 562 + 28 =
  5. 789 + 23 =

Challenge yourself to try the correct or incorrect Qs in the following document: correct or incorrect

 

Task 5– Use the PP to recap adding hundred to a three digit number PP- HTU+H

Try the following missing number calculations:

567 + ____ = 767

546 + ____ = 846

789 + ____ = 1189

 

Task 6– Reasoning questions

fri reasoning

Science:Plants 


So far, we have:

  • Identified the key parts of a plant and explained their functions.
  • Identified what a plant needs to grow properly.
  • Identified how water travels through plants.
  • Explored the life cycle of a flowering plant. 

This week, we are going to explore seed dispersal (how plants move their seeds away from the parent plant).

Carefully read the PowerPoint below with somebody at home, discussing anything you find interesting as you go:

Types of seed dispersal

Main Task:  ( see ppt for bigger version) 

Geography- The global supply chain

Read the following PP about the different stages of the global supply chain KS2_GlobalTrade_3_TheGlobalSupplyChain

 

Primary stage –> extraction of raw materials

Secondary stage –> turning the raw materials into other products

Tertiary stage –> distributing goods to sell

 

TaskGeography activity lesson 3

  • Cut out the statements from different people involved in the stages of the global supply chain of cotton jumpers.
  • Read the statements and decide whether they are primary, secondary or tertiary stages of production.
  • Colour primary statements red, secondary orange and tertiary green.
  • Extension: use an atlas or google maps to locate the places where each stage of production take place and mark on the blank world map. 

 

Art: Artist Study- Joan Miro

 

Over the last few weeks, we have focused on the Spanish artist/architect Antoni Gaudi. 

This week, we are going to learn about another Spanish artist called Joan Miro. 

Carefully read the PowerPoint below to find out more about Joan Miro:

Joan-Miro- Spanish artist study

Main Task: Roll a Miro!

Use the instructions on the sheet below to complete your own piece of artwork in the style of Miro. You will need dice to complete this:

Roll a miro

 

Computing

This week, we are linking our Geography and computing work. Your task is to use ‘Google Earth’ or ‘Google Maps’ to locate the countries involved in the supply chain of a cotton jumper.

Task:Go to Google Earth to pin point the different locations along the global supply chain of a cotton jumper

-The Piura and Vitor regions of Peru where the cotton is farmed.

-Suriname, where the aluminum for zips is mined.

-Kipaş Holding, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey: textile factory in Turkey

-Kahramanmaraş Airport, Turkey is where the cotton is taken for distribution to Europe and the USA.

https://earth.google.com/web/

https://www.google.co.uk/maps

 

Spanish- Recap of school topic- fruits / frutas

 

Task 1– Use ‘Google translate’ or ‘Word reference’ to find the Spanish translations of the following fruits:

Apple, banana, strawberry, grapes, orange, lemon and tangerine

Practise saying the Spanish translation for each fruit.

 

Task 2– Draw your favourite fruit. Write the Spanish name for the fruit that you have chosen

 

Task 3: Find the Spanish fruits in the wordsearch Spanish-Fruits-Wordsearch

 

PSHE

This week, our topic for PSHE is Statues.

Task 1: Read the Picture News article below and then complete the question sheet to share your thoughts.

Picture News at Home – 29th June

Picture News Prompt 2

Task 2: Expressing you opinion about zoos

Read the opinions in the blue speech bubbles with somebody at home. Discuss the questions in the orange bubble with an adult to help you express your own opinions about zoos.

Resource 2 – 29th June

 

Religious Education- Inspirational People

 

Inspirational People

Last week, you researched inspirational people; people who make a positive difference to the lives of others.

There are inspirational people all around us; in your home, your classroom, your sports club, your library, your local shop,etc.

This week, you are going to complete a task that links inspirational people to our PSHE theme of statues. 

Using the research that you completed last week, complete the following task:

You may want to write a paragraph to go with it explaining who the statue is and why you think they deserve a statue in their honour. 

 

 

Click on the link below to find your weekly Music activity. Watch the Ten Pieces film and complete the creative activity described on the website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

Summer 2 Week 6 Week beginning 6th July

 

PE: Sports Month!

Task: Northcote ‘Sports Month’ Fitness Challenge

 

During this time of the year, we should have been completing in our ‘Sports Day’. Rather than cancelling, we have decided to change our plans this year. Instead of a ‘Sports Day’ we are organising a ‘Sports Month’. 

 

For the next 4 weeks, we will be setting daily fitness challenges for you and your family to complete –  this will help us achieve the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day! 

 

Each day you need to check the school’s Twitter account to see what the daily fitness challenge is. 

https://twitter.com/northcotesch?lang=en

Northcote Primary (@NorthcoteSch) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Northcote Primary (@NorthcoteSch). The best Primary School in the heart of Walton.
Caring,Learning, Growing. Liverpool L9

twitter.com

 

We want to see as many photos of you and your family completing all the fitness challenges as well as images of fitness record cards. (Remember when posting a photo on Twitter do not include your name).

 

If you are able to complete all of the week’s challenges you will receive a certificate. 

 

To be able to receive the certificate, you need to email an image of the fitness record card completed weekly to your class teacher. 

Sports Month Fitness Challenge Record Chart

 

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Northcote Cooks

As a whole school, we are going to be looking at healthy eating this week! As we are focusing on getting fit and healthy, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some healthy recipes with everyone! We will be posting some ideas for healthy snacks which you could make after your daily workouts! 

Check our twitter page everyday to see what tasty dishes the teachers have been cooking! Everyday we will be posting recipe ideas that you can try with your family. 

You can join in by creating one of the recipes we post, or sending your own ideas in! Whatever your family makes this week, send your teacher some photographs or tweet them with the hashtag #northcotecooks

 

Reading 

 

Task 1: Reading speed and questioning

Please make sure you continue to read on Reading Plus. It is very useful and fun website that will help you make progress with your reading!

Everyone in the juniors should now have a login for Reading Plus.

 Please see the guide some of our Year 6 children made on our Reading Curriculum page if you are struggling to log on.

Reading-Plus-Guide-for-Northcote-Parents

 

Task 2: Reading (PSHE focus)

Reading is a great way to help us explore our feelings and the bigger picture. This week, our focus is resilience.

Watch/ listen to the story of After the Fall By Dan Santat with someone at home using the link below: 

Now discuss the following questions with somebody at home linked to the main theme in the book:

  • Which nursery rhyme does it remind you of? What happens in that nursery rhyme?
  • What is the main problem in this follow-up story?How does this problem make main character feel at the beginning of the story?
  • How does the main character resolve the problem? How do they feel at the end of the story?
  • Main Task
    • Have you ever been in a situation where you have ‘fallen’/ had a problem? How did it feel?
    • How did you solve the problem/overcome the situation?

The following sheet may help you to think through a problem you might have and help you to come up with a solution:

Resilience activity

Task 3: Reading for pleasure

Click on the link below to find out more information about texts that you can access for free!

https://www.booksfortopics.com/storytime-online-7-9 

 

 

Take a look at  The Book of Hopes (edited by Katherine Rundell) a fantastic collection of short stories, poems and pictures, written by a range of authors especially for families during lockdown. Click on the link below to start reading the book straight away for free:

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

Alternatively, you might want to read some of the 500 word  short stories that have been submitted by children all over the UK:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories

 

Take a look at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk to join and take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge:

 

Writing: Performance Poetry

 

This week, we are going to explore and perform free verse poetry.

Task 1- Listen to/watch the free verse poem ‘The Magic Box’ By Kit Wright

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkpmhyc 

Task 2: Practise and perform ‘The Magic Box’ 

Click on the link below to read ‘The Magic Box’.

file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/THE_MAGIC_BOX.pdf

Now, practise each verse in turn until you know it off by heart. You will need to focus on the following things:

  • volume
  • expression (How you will use your voice to make certain words and phrases stand out)
  • actions (Will you use actions to how your audience understand words and phrases in the poem?)

Task 3: Exploring language features of free verse poetry

Read the PowerPoint carefully below to read ‘The Magic Box’  and to find out more about the language features:

Free Verse

Task 4: Writing your own version of ‘The Magic Box’

Using the above PowerPoint and the writing frame below, write your own version of ‘The Magic Box’.

magic_box_writing_frame

Remember, this is free verse so the magic box can include anything you like! Will your box include buttered toast? rainbows? It’s entirely up to you!

What I’m looking for:

  • adjectives
  • adverbs
  • repetition
  • onomatopoeia 

 

 

Maths: Adding and subtracting hundred, tens and one

Science:Plants 


So far, we have:

  • Identified the key parts of a plant and explained their functions.
  • Identified what a plant needs to grow properly.
  • Identified how water travels through plants.
  • Explored the life cycle of a flowering plant. 
  • Looked at how seeds are dispersed.

This week, you are going to create an information poster, pic collage or PowerPoint (it is entirely up to you!) showing off what you have learned during this unit.

You must include the following:

  • A correctly labelled diagram of a plant and a description of what each part does
  • A few sentences to explain what a plant needs to grow properly
  • A diagram showing the lifecycle of a flowering plant
  • A paragraph/drawings to show how seeds are dispersed

EXT:Once you have created your poster, why not try one of these experiments which will further your understanding of our Plant topic

Science_for_One_5_Egg_Box

Science_for_One_4_playdough

Geography- The global supply chain

 

Art: Artist Study- Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali - Paintings, Art & Clocks - Biography

Over the last few weeks, we have focused on the Spanish artist/architect Antoni Gaudi and Joan Miro.

This week, we are going to learn about another Spanish artist called Salvador Dali.

Carefully read the information below to find out more about Salvador Dali:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-salvador-dali 

Salvador Dali

Main Task: Surrealist collage!

Dali Art Projects for Kids

Take a look at the image above. What do you notice?

As you have read, Salvador Dali created pieces of art where nothing was quite as it seemed.

Using the above picture, create your own surrealist collage by cutting and sticking pictures from magazines/the internet that would not normally be seen together! Alternatively, you may wish to create the same style of picture by drawing or painting unusual combinations of objects. 

 

Computing

 

 

Spanish

 

 

PSHE

 

Religious Education

 

 

Click on the link below to find your weekly Music activity. Watch the Ten Pieces film and complete the creative activity described on the website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382