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Friday 3rd April

Special congratulations to Isaac D, Francesca and Isla who have received their bronze Lumi French Awards! 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello again Confident Chameleons! Can you believe it's April? I hope some of you managed to catch your parents out with April fools tricks yesterday, and that non of them caught you out by pretending we were going back to school! Well done on another fabulous week of home learning (almost! One day to go!). I'm so impressed with the work that you're all sending me but am glad to see you're still having fun too! Remember to send me an email with what you've been up to if you haven't already! I can't wait to hear from you all smiley. If you're looking for some fun things to do this weekend and into the Easter holidays next week, why not check out the Science page? Mrs Shoesmith has added lots of exciting links to experiments you could try at home! Miss Robinson has also updated the PE page with some daily challenges from the Leeds Rhinos football team! I have put some links to these pages below. You've definitely earned a break for the next two weeks so rather than putting up school work, we will be adding some fun challenges for you to complete if you like. Have another look at the page on Monday morning to see what these are smiley. Keep up the good work, and stay safe! Miss Makepeace x

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hi there Chameleons! I've been busy in school today with a few of the children from KS2, so I thought i'd share with you what we were getting up to! We had lots of fun making a start on the 'Lumi's French Award' some of the children are close to receiving their certifiates! Have you made a start with this? I'd love to see any work you've been doing! Remember if you complete the different levels of the award, i'll send you a certificate over smiley.

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Week 2 Home Learning Pictures

We have already been busy in the Confident Chameleons this week! Keep sending in your home learning pictures - I can't wait to see them!

Picture 1 Isaac has gained a new pet this week! Aaaarh!
Picture 2 Super Brazil research from Iris!
Picture 3 Lois working hard!
Picture 4 A great mind map on Brazil from Lily!
Picture 5 Francesca has started Lumi's French award!
Picture 6 Isla loved learning an the rainforest!
Picture 7 Iris has completed her factfile!
Picture 8 Archie busy writing about sloths.
Picture 9 Some super baking skills here Archie!
Picture 10 Isaac working on his French award!
Picture 11 Another fabulous French piece from Fran!
Picture 12 Isaac working hard on maths!
Picture 13 Super writing Harry!
Picture 14 Ike preparing for a carnival!
Picture 15 Dillion working hard!
Picture 16 Some of Isla's Lumi French award work!
Picture 17 A great poster by Timmy!
Picture 18 Some fantastic writing from Ike!
Picture 19 Great picture Violet!

Home Learning wb 30.3.2020

Hello Confident Chameleons! Welcome to your second week of home learning. I'm sure you're well into the swing of things now and are eager to find out what activities we have set for you for this week! I absolutely loved seeing what you were getting up to in the pictures and emails that you sent me, so please keep these coming this week! smiley. Our main focuses this week as well as English and Maths, are going to be Geography (Rainforests) and MFL (French). As we are focusing on our language skills this week, i've also found a few links for 'active' French learning too! I'm sure you're all loving Joe Wicks workouts as much as I am (parents too!) however if you fancy something different, take a look at the French document below for some active French links! My other top tip for this week is that Audible is offering free audio books for children whilst we're not at school. Maybe part of your quiet time, near to bed time or whilst your parents are getting on with their work, you could listen to an audio version of your favourite story! You could even find a new story to listen to! (https://stories.audible.com/start-listenPlease remember the suggested timetable is there to help, but again don't feel like you need to get everything done! Complete the activities in your own time, have fun and be safe!

Miss Makepeace x

 

Maths

Our new maths unit this week will be Fractions! Before you begin this unit, please have a go at the mini block test below (just to make sure your understanding of measure and perimeter is secure!). If you find that you need any extra help with last weeks unit, let me know and I will send some extra activities over smiley. For this weeks maths, I would like you to have a look on the White Rose Maths website (the link is below). To support you with your learning, the White Rose Hub (the scheme we follow in school) have created some excellent resources. I know we are currently in week 2 of home learning, but I would like you to focus on the Week 1 maths activities from this website, as they will introduce you to fractions. There are 5 lessons for you to complete, each with a teaching video, activity sheet and answers. If you have a printer, feel free to print the worksheets and glue them into your Home Learning Book. If not, simply write the answers to the questions into your book. Once you have completed the 5 lessons, I have assigned Mathletics activities for the objectives covered this week for you to complete. (For those of you who still have lots of activities to complete on Mathletics, please try to get these done!)

 

English

In English this week, you will be writing a fact file linked to our Rainforest topic, about Brazil. Use the document attached to help you to work through steps that will help you to produce a fact file smiley. We have also assigned some spellings for this week as well as a new book to read on Bug Club.

Topic - Geography (Rainforest)

Your topic learning this week is a continuation of our work on the rainforest with a specific theme of plants and animals which live in the rainforest.  Read the document beneath which outlines a set of activities for you to complete in your home learning book. Any resources you may require are posted as separate documents below. If you are feeling creative, please feel free to add your own activities to enhance your learning of plants and animals in the rainforest to the ones we've suggested.

Topic - French

Bonjour! As you've worked hard on improving your French skills over the last few months, I thought that it'd be great to continue this learning at home. The are a series of challenges on the document beneath which enable you to practise your French. If you complete either the Bronze, Silver or Gold challenges that have been set, email us with your work and you will be awarded with a certificate! 

Our Home Learning
Picture 1 Francesca (Elsa) working hard on the computer.
Picture 2 Great plant life cycle Isaac!
Picture 3 I can't wait to see your seeds grow Isla!
Picture 4 Excellent cooking skills here Jason.
Picture 5 Lily H keeping fit with Joe Wicks!
Picture 6 Dillion completing his Science work!
Picture 7 Harry working hard
Picture 8 A great plant diagram by Ike.
Picture 9 What a fun obstacle course!
Picture 10 Iris working hard.
Picture 11 Some great Maths work from Myles.
Picture 12 Violet (and Evelyn!) keeping fit with Joe.
Picture 13 Archie has written a letter to the Prime Minister!
Picture 14 Timmy has been busy helping in the garden!
Picture 15 Eadie has been working hard!
Picture 16 Harry doing some fabulous maths work.
Picture 17 Some amazing science work from Lois!
Picture 18 Matty working hard!

Thursday 26th March 2020

Good Afternoon Confident Chameleons. It's been great to hear from some of you, I've loved seeing all the exciting learning you've been doing at home. Please continue to keep sending photographs for me to share! 

Miss Makepeace x

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good Morning Confident Chameleons! I Hope you're enjoying yourselves at home! I've just done the Joe Wicks workout at school and it's safe to say i'm feeling very tired now! I've heard that it's been tricky to log onto education city as so many children are trying to access it at the same time - please don't worry about this and just get done what you can smiley. Most importantly, stay safe, stay home (have fun in your gardens!) and behave for your parents who will be really busy too! I've also added some information to the top of the page 'Home Learning Stay Active' this has lots of fun ways that you can keep fit at home! Remember to send me pictures of what you've been up to, to the email you were sent last week. Looking forward to hearing from you all, Miss Makepeace x

Home Learning wb 23.3.2020

Hello Confident Chameleons! I hope you've had a lovely restful weekend at home and are ready for the new style of learning that is coming your way! I've planned some activities for English, Maths, Science and DT for you to be getting on with this week. Please have a go at them and do the best that you can smiley. Parents, I hope you find the timetable we have created useful but please remember it's not compulsory to follow! Have a lovely week and remember if you need anything, or if you just want to let me know how you're getting on, please contact me on the email sent to you last week. Looking forward to hearing from you all! Work hard, stay safe and enjoy your time at home! Miss Makepeace x

Maths

This week in Maths we will be continuing our unit of measure. The aim for this week is to understand what perimeter is, and to be able to find the perimeter of 2D shapes. You're quite lucky as we are almost at the end of this unit, it doesn't seem that there are many tasks to complete however please make sure your knowledge of this is secure. I've created a word document for you to follow with key information and some extra activities that you might want to complete. I have also set activities in the 'Classwork' section on Education City clearly labelled with this weeks date. There are also activities that link with this topic on Mathletics for you to complete. Please also take the time this week to complete any Mathletics activities that you've not already done. If there are any topics you found difficult that we have already covered in class, the Mathletics activities are open so you can access these at home this week too. Let's not forget about your timestable knowledge! I'm so impressed with how much you have all improved with your timestables recently, so please remember to go on TTRS so we can keep this up! 

English

It would have been Science week this week, so our English unit is based around our Science topic of Plants. You should write an explanation text about how flowering plants grow. This will be similar to the one that we wrote about the water cycle last term! I have also included your spelling pattern for this week (try to get your parents to test you on them at the end of the week!), and remember that you can log into Spelling Shed to practise these smiley. I have set everyone a book on Bug Club, please sign in and read this book. You will then need to write a book review about it. Please see the word document below for further information on your English work for this week as well as some extra resources to help you if needed.

Science

Our unit in Science is Plants! We have set a variety of tasks for you to be getting on with at home. Remember to complete your work in your home learning book so we can see what you've been getting up to once were back at school! Please see the word document below to help you further with the Science activities for this week as well as the powerpoint presentation.

DT

We thought it would be interesting to set you some fun in the kitchen for your DT work this week! As your parents are at home working hard with you, why not cook a meal for them? Use the word documnet below to help you to prepare for this!

PE

As always, it's important that you stay fit and healthy during this time at home. Why not go out into the garden and play some games with your family? Could you teach them some of the games we play in PE at school? Joe Wicks will be hosting PE sessions and 9am each morning. What a great way to start your day whilst letting your parents get on with their work! You will find these on Youtube by searching 'The Body Coach TV'. Have fun!

Welcome to Confident Chameleons!

 

We are the Confident Chameleons, the Year 3 Class. 

Our Staff Team: Miss Makepeace - Class Teacher, Mrs Gaunt - Teaching Assistant (Monday - Wednesday),

Mrs Ridsdale - Teaching Assistant (Thursday & Friday),  Miss Webber - HLTA PPA Cover (Tuesday Afternoon).

 

PE is on a Monday, pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit. 

Homework is set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2, this is set on Mathletics and Spelling shed, please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section.

Please scroll down to see our latest learning. 

Spring 2 - Save the Amazon Protest!

As an end to our rainforest topic, we held our very own protest! We researched exactly what a (controlled!) protest looks like, created our own eye-catching posters to take along with us and went around sharing our views with the whole school! We shouted chants in unison and walked together as a group to make everyone aware of how strongly we felt about this topic. It's safe to say we were definitely heard around school and possibly in Pudsey town centre!

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Spring 2 - Art Day

We enjoyed a fabulous art day linked to our Rainforest topic! We started the day by chopping up a colourful picture of the rainforest into four sections. We then drew a different section each, taking note of the colour and detail using pencils and colouring pencils. We then put them back together to see if we had re-created the original picture! After this, we practised our collage materials using a variety of patterned paper to collage rainforest animals. In the afternoon, we worked in groups to collage each layer of the rainforest. We were very proud of our final pieces!

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Spring 2 - World Book Day

We had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day in our class. Everyone came dressed up as a book character and brought along a book with them too. The theme of the day was to 'share a story' we especially enjoyed sharing the books we had brought in with our friends. We also enjoyed creating our own stories based on the characters we had dressed up as. At the end of the day, we went to visit the Reception classes and shared our stories with them!

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Spring 2 - Samba Drumming Workshop

We had such an exciting morning learning to play the drums in a Samba style! We had the opportunity to play three different instruments and learned to play them in time to different beats. It sounded amazing when the whole class played together! We couldn't believe how much we progressed during the lesson. At the beginning of the morning, some of us found it tricky to even hold the instruments correctly. By the end of the session we sounded just like a real Samba band at the carnival in South America!

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Spring 1 - Chinese New Year ICE Day

What an exciting day we had celebrating Chinese New Year! We started the day by making vegetable noodles. We chopped a variety of vegetables, some of which we hadn't heard of or seen before! We then mixed them together and fried to create a tasty dish. We then enjoyed learning some greetings in Mandarin and singing songs that helped us to learn these. We also made our own red envelopes with kind messages to give to our family members. 

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Spring 1 - Headingley Water Treatment Works Trip

As part of our science topic, we went on a trip to Headingley to find out about how they treat water. We enjoyed walking through the treatment centre and seeing the different stages of treating and cleaning water. We felt very important as we had to wear high visability jackets, hard hats, goggles and protective gloves. We learned how important it is to save water, and couldn't believe the amounts of water we use in Leeds everyday! 

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Autumn 2 - The Romans DT Day

As part of our Romans topic, we had an exciting DT day! Throughout the day, we researched about, designed, made and evaluated our very own miniature Roman shields. We had lots of fun making these and couldn't wait to try them out!

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