A Message for Y3

Y3
w/c 13th July

Hi Year 3 😀

We hope you’ve had a great week. Did you manage to get outside for some exercise?
On Wednesday, Miss Sutherland had planned to do a PE circuit on the field but it rained most of the day. Hopefully they’ll be able to do it this week.
This is our last Monday morning message to you all. We would like to say a big well done and thank you to you all for the commitment you’ve shown to your learning. We are so proud of you all and have been so impressed with the high standard of work we’ve received.
Last week, Miss Sutherland was in school. The children have been doing work from our Learning Poster and Google Classroom, Draw with Steve Harpster, mosaic boats, origami and drawing to music.
On Saturday, Miss Sutherland did a virtual parkrun and went for a walk in Aldeburgh with Pippin on Sunday.  
Mrs Lovie has also been in school. They managed to dodge the rain and get outside to play rounders a couple of times, completed the draw small activity from the learning poster as well as lots of activities from the google classroom. We also did some dancing on Wednesday afternoon but Mrs Lovie struggled with her coordination. On Saturday Mrs Lovie had a walk at Sutton Hoo with her family and she spotted an enormous dragonfly and absolutely loads of butterflies.
We hope you and your families have a wonderful summer 🌞😎🍦🏖
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 6th July

Hi Year 3 😀

We hope you’ve had a great week. 😀
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland have both been in school.
While in school Mrs Lovie has done some writing, maths, google classroom work, draw with Rob, played rounders and lots of other things. At the weekend Mrs Lovie has spent time with her boys and had a relaxed weekend.
Miss Sutherland has played rounders, made an origami fish and heart, draw with Rob and lots of activities from our Learning Poster. The children started their weather diaries on Thursday.
On Saturday, Miss Sutherland and Pippin went for a long walk from Woodbridge to Martlesham along the River Deben. They saw lots of birds. 🐦
On Sunday, Miss Sutherland visited her sister for a socially distanced lunch.
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team 😀
w/c 29th June
Hi Year 3 😀
We hope you managed to make the most of the beautiful weather last week. 🌞
You have made an awesome start to our new Learning Poster. We have enjoyed seeing the work you’ve been sending us.
Today (Monday 29th June), is the start of Children’s Art Week. There are lots of things you could do here https://engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week/
We’ve also attached some activities you may like to try.
Mrs Lovie has continued with homeschooling her boys and has been playing her baritone again, this week Martlesham Brass recorded Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News from the film Back to the Future (ask your parents if you are not sure). She was in school on Tuesday with the key worker children and it was lovely to see lots of year 3s again. On Sunday she met her friends for a social distanced meet up and also went for a walk with another friend.
Miss Sutherland was in school last week. In school the children did their Google Classroom time, a PE circuit, symmetrical insect pictures for National Insect week, played charades, a science quiz, Draw with Rob and drew the other half of their face from a photograph.
On Saturday, Miss Sutherland and Pippin went on their long dog walk and got caught in the rain. 🐕
Have a lovely week 😎
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 22nd June

Hi Year 3 😀

We hope you’ve had a great week. 😁
Thank you to you all for the amazing work you’ve been sending us. You are working really hard and we’ve been so impressed by the standard.
We have a new Learning Poster with lots of exciting learning activities for you to do. Please remember to use this according to your situation.
Mrs Lovie has been homeschooling again!!! She has been learning about the industrial revolution, different types of energy, coordinates and graphs. She has also been to see her dad and father in law (from a suitable distance of course!) to drop off Father’s Day gifts and cards. She has also been playing her baritone, this weeks tune has been YMCA (ask your parents if you’re not sure!!!!).
Miss Sutherland has been into school. In school, when the children haven’t been doing their Google Classroom time they have played rounders, guessed and written riddles, drawn symmetrical pictures, spot art and Mrs Bradshaw did a quiz. On Saturday, Miss Sutherland and Pippin went for a walk around the River Deben. Miss Sutherland also played Bingo on Zoom with her family on Sunday evening. 
A message from Suzanne:

Hello Year 3,

It has been lovely to see some of you in school
but it’s made me miss you all even more.
I have been doing a BioBlitz of my garden. A BioBlitz
is when you look for and record all of the living species in
an area. My favourite finds so far are spiderlings, stag
beetle larvae and an Elephant Hawk Moth.
Enjoy the sunshine.
Suzanne
 
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 15th June

Hi Year 3 😀

We hope you’ve had another lovely week.
The weather forecast is looking good for this week, so make sure you get outside. 🌞😎
Why don’t you try some of Miss Sutherland’s PE challenges?
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland have been into school.
Mrs Lovie has continued home schooling this week. She also spent three days working in school. It was so lovely to see some of the year 3s. It has made her miss you all even more. In school the children played socially distanced rounders (avoiding the rain), spent time playing outside, completed google classroom work, did some reading and watched horrible histories. On Saturday Mrs Lovie met up with her parents and went for a socially distanced walk with them, it was lovely to see them in person after such a long time.
Miss Sutherland has been going on lots of dog walks with Pippin. Look what they found in Melton Woods.
Miss Sutherland has also been catching up with her family and friends on Zoom.
Are you a budding scientist and artist? We have attached a poster about The Nancy Rothwell Award that you may like to enter. 
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 8th June
Hi Year 3 😀
On Monday (8th June) it’s World Oceans Day. It’s a day for acknowledging the role which oceans play in our lives. It also inspires action to protect it.
The World Oceans Day website has lots of exciting things to watch https://worldoceanday.school/
There are some activities you may like to do here.
Mrs Lovie has been back to home schooling this week after a half term break. She has also been on a socially distanced walk with her friend and spent time video calling her family. She also delivered her niece’s birthday present on Friday and spent a little while chatting to her niece. Mrs Lovie will be in school this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the key workers children.
Miss Sutherland has been in school. She has been very busy doing lots of different learning activities. At school the children have done Draw with Rob, made paper plate dream catchers and a craft for World Environment Day on Friday. Mrs Tomlison made a PE circuit with eight different stations including planking, push ups, jogging on the spot and high knees. Mrs Ling did Music lessons. At the weekend Miss Sutherland did virtual parkrun and went on a long dog walk with Pippin, they got caught in the rain!
We have been overwhelmed by all your amazing work. We are so proud of you. You’re all doing a fantastic job! 😀
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 1st June

Hi Year 3!

We hope you’ve had a lovely half term.
What great weather we had! 🌞🍦
On Friday (5th June) it’s World Environment Day. 🌍
You may like to design a poster for recycling, reusing, saving water and saving electricity.
Miss Sutherland found this craft using a paper plate on Pinterest. She has written things on hearts that she can do to help look after the World.
Mrs Lovie has been making the most of the sunshine over half term. She has been to the park lots with her children and had chips on the green at Martlesham. She has also been for walks and had video calls with her family. She has also enjoyed sitting in her garden too.
Miss Sutherland and Pippin have been on lots of dog walks. On Saturday they walked around the River Deben. Miss Sutherland has also been doing some cross stitch.
We have uploaded some more learning suggestions onto Google Classroom for you. Please remember that these are suggestions, so use them according to your situation.
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 18th May

Hi Year 3 😀

We hope you’ve had a great week. 🌞
We have been amazed by all of the fantastic work that you’ve been sending us on Google Classroom. Thank you 😀
We’ve enjoyed watching your great videos – we have seen some musicians and TV presenters of the future!
After you have handed your work into us we will send you a private message back, so make sure you check 😀
Mrs Lovie has been practicing her football skills with her boys and has continued some home schooling. This week she has learnt about Sweatshops, fair trade, vitamins and minerals and coding. She has also enjoyed her daily walks and phone calls to her family.
Miss Sutherland has been in school. In the morning she has done either Joe Wicks or a mile around our school field. After the learning time she has made sun catchers, bead caterpillars, painted bunting, planted herbs and made paper helicopters with the children.
Miss Sutherland also did virtual parkrun on Saturday morning.
‘The Big Barnardo’s Conversation’ is gathering the views of young people (aged 8 and above) to understand how Coronavirus has impacted your lives.
You need parental permission to respond – https://www.barnardos.org.uk/big-barnardos-conversation
Keep smiling 😀🌈
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 11th May

Hello Year 3 😀

 
The weather has been beautiful 🌞
What did you do for VE Day? 
 
We enjoyed walking around the areas where we live and seeing the bunting, flags and posters on the houses. 
 
Mrs Lovie has been out for daily walks to make the most of the sunshine. She has also continued with some home schooling and has learnt about The French Revolution, percentages and The Stone Age amongst other things. She has also had a go at Draw with Rob. She drew the Gregasaurus, it was great fun to try. If you haven’t had a go yet it is highly recommended. She has also recorded her part for Martlesham Brass‘ virtual band performance of You’ve Got a Friend in me from Toy Story.
 
Miss Sutherland has been doing some more baking. This time she made pecan and white chocolate cookies. She also did the Ipswich Twilight 5k virtually on Saturday morning. 
 
We are enjoying seeing all of the amazing things that you’ve been doing with your families. We also have really liked all of your responses to our learning suggestions. A BIG well done for all of your hard work so far. 
All of the learning activities are suggestions, they are intended to support you and your child’s learning and by no means is intended to cause any additional stress. Please use it according to your family’s situation and needs.
We look forward to welcoming you back to school as soon as it is safe to do so.
 
Keep smiling 😀
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team 
w/c 4th May

Hello Year 3! 😀

We hope you have had a busy and active week, even though we’ve had some rain.
This week Mrs Lovie has been continuing with homeschooling her boys. This week she has learnt about China, Area and Perimeter (Year 4 and Year 8), democracy and more French.  She has also been out for walks and spent some time in the garden when it hasn’t been raining. She has also video called her parents and her friends which has been really lovely.
This week Miss Sutherland has been cutting and sticking for new English and Maths displays in our classroom. She also made some white chocolate cookies for the first time. They were yummy! On Saturday Miss Sutherland did a virtual parkrun around Woodbridge.
A message from Suzanne
I can’t wait to see you again and hear about any wildlife you might have seen.
I have been having my daily sit spot time on a lichen covered log in my garden.
I was delighted to find some stag beetle larvae underneath the log; it looks like a tiny alien.
Remember you can have your sit spot time anywhere, even looking out of a window.
Sunshine, birdsong, blossom and love, Suzanne
It’s been great to see more of you joining us on Google Classroom. Thank you for all of your lovely work, photos, comments and messages. We’ve enjoyed receiving them.
A big welcome to Bella, it’s been lovely to see you on Google Classroom. Year 3 – your welcome messages were lovely.
Just a reminder – Woodbridge Library has launched a short story competition.
Theme: It was during lockdown…..
It can be strange, scary or funny so just let your imagination go.
Click on the link for more information.
Keep Smiling 😀
Mrs Lovie, Miss Sutherland and the Year 3 team
w/c 27th April

Hello Year 3! 😀

We hope that you have had a great week.
This week Miss Sutherland has been video calling her family. Her nephew Jack is now sitting up on his own and he has been enjoying his new swing in the garden.
On Sunday, Miss Sutherland was meant to run the London Marathon for the Teenage Cancer Trust, as it has been postponed until October Miss Sutherland decided to run 26 laps of her garden.
This week Mrs Lovie has been getting back into home schooling with her boys and has been learning some French, working out how to multiply and divide decimals and also learning about the countries in Europe (did you know there are 44?).  She has also been doing her daily exercise and on Friday she walked to her brothers house to deliver cards to her niece and nephew.  It was lovely to see them, even if it was from a distance. At the weekend Mrs Lovie and her family took part in an online quiz with other members of Martlesham Brass (the brass band that Mrs Lovie plays in). It was lots of fun.
It’s been lovely to see so many of you on Google Classroom. A big well done and thank you for all of your work, photos and comments that you’ve been sending us. We’ve really enjoyed seeing them. We can see you have all been using our 7 C’s. You have shown curiosity in exploring Google Classroom and we have seen many creative fact files about Spain. Lots of you have been communicating to us and each other as well.
If you haven’t joined Google Classroom yet, please come and join us. 😀
Please do not worry about getting everything completed, they are learning suggestions.
On Google Classroom for esafety please make sure when you change your icon the picture is not of yourself.
We like receiving your messages, but please could you make sure they are via Google Classroom and not email. We are able to send log in details (usernames and passwords via Google Classroom). Any correspondence from parents to please come via the office.
We’re really pleased that so many of you have made a fantastic start on your Nature Diary. The Woodland Trust has got lots of lovely activities that you could do alongside your diary.
Keep smiling 😀 🌈
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland
w/c 21st April

Hello Year 3! 😀

We hope you had a lovely Easter. 🐇🐣🌻
We have both enjoyed the warmer weather! 🌞
The first week of the Easter holidays we were in school. We had an Easter themed week 🍫🐇🐥
We made sock rabbits (this is Miss Sutherland’s)
Easter egg weaving, Easter hand puppets, Easter cards, an Easter egg hunt and we made chocolate Easter nests with shredded wheat – we used 6 bars of chocolate!
We have also started a Time Capsule to remember this very unusual time.
On Sunday 29th March Miss Sutherland was due to take part in the London Landmarks half marathon to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, but it has been postponed. Instead the organisers came up with the Local Landmarks half marathon.
Miss Sutherland ran the 13.10 miles over four days last week.
Can you name our local landmarks Miss Sutherland went to?
Mrs Lovie has been enjoying the warm weather during the Easter holidays and has spent lots of time in her garden playing with her boys. She has also enjoyed walks in the sunshine, where her boys have done more tree climbing. They have had a break from school work but have enjoyed colouring some rainbows to go in their windows, baking biscuits and having an easter egg hunt. It was also Ethan’s 13th birthday so they had a treasure hunt to find his presents, made calls to grandparents and had a chocolate birthday cake (which was delicious).
Keep safe
See you soon 😀
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland
Easter Holidays

Hello Year 3 😀

 
It’s the Easter Holidays!🐇🌻🌞
 
The weather is getting warmer! We are both looking forward to being able to spend more time in our gardens. 🌷🌸🌻
Well done for all the home learning that you have done so far, we’ve enjoyed seeing the work that you have been doing. Please keep sending us photos, we love to see what you’ve been getting up to!
 
Miss Sutherland has been video calling her family in Norfolk. Her sister is busy working as a paramedic practitioner in a GP surgery and her brother is looking after Miss Sutherland’s nephew Jack. He has been trying lots of new foods!
 
Mrs Lovie has been busy doing more home schooling with her boys, which has included learning to play the James Bond theme on the keyboard, finding out about pressure and density and making books based on captain underpants. She has also spent time on walks in her local area with her boys who have enjoyed climbing trees. She has also been video calling family members to try and keep in touch. 
 
Have you made a rainbow for your window yet? Maybe you could do one during the Easter Holidays? We’ve seen so many different ones on our daily exercise: painted, sequins, colouring pencils, felt tips and tissue paper. 
Maybe you could write a poem about the rainbow, it could be a rhyming poem, an acrostic, a limerick, haiku or similes? Here is a template for similes.
For example as red as an apple, as orange as a basketball, as yellow as a banana … 
Or even do an indoor rainbow treasure hunt – here is a sheet to help!
 
There is no formal learning set over the holidays, however you are still able to access your Big Maths accounts to practise your CLICs, SAFE and Learn Its. 
 
Please continue to read for twenty minutes everyday. Why don’t you make a reading den? ⛺📚
Easter crafts
Here are some awesome Easter crafts for you 🐇
 
Easter card
 
Sock Bunny
 
Pine cone rabbit
If you find a pine cone on your daily exercise you could have a go at making one of these.
We wish you and your family a lovely Easter,
Our next message will be on Tuesday 21st April (as Monday is PD day) with some more exciting home learning things for you to do.
Take care and keep smiling 😀
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland
w/c 30th March

Hello Year 3!

We hope you have all had a lovely week and started work on your Home Learning Pack. Remember your pack is to keep you ‘ticking over’ with your learning until we are back at school. Please do not worry about getting everything done.  
 
Miss Sutherland and Mrs Lovie have both been doing Joe Wicks’ workout at 9am everyday, have you?
Miss Sutherland’s favourite exercises are the kangaroo jumps and spider man!
 
Mrs Lovie has been busy helping her boys with some school work, she’s learning lots too especially about dividing fractions, coding and the slave trade (high school home learning). On Friday we loved watching the live feed from Chester Zoo which showed lots of different animals, we also found out some facts about each animal too. We have also spent lots of time in the garden enjoying the sunshine and doing some PE.
Miss Sutherland has also started a cross stitch for her sister’s wedding. So far Miss Sutherland has spent 8 hours doing it and has completed one fifth! 
Miss Sutherland and Pippin have been enjoying their daily exercise in the sunshine. 🌞😃
A few things for you to do this week:
English
In The Sheep-Pig there were lots of different animals, for English this week can you create a fact file about your favourite animal? Include information about its: habitat, appearance, diet and any fascinating facts. You can present this anyway you wish (handwritten, typed, made into a booklet or poster).
 
We have also been working on using adjectives to describe a story setting. Why don’t you have a go at creating your own superhero? A great opportunity to use lots of adjectives. There is a template here.
 
Spellings
We have attached some spelling revision for you to do here. 
 
Maths
Times tables
At school on Tuesday afternoons we have our times tables test and then revise the times tables. We have attached a grid (or feel free to make up your own on paper), why don’t you ask a family member to time you to see how long it takes you to complete and then try again in a couple of days? 
Have you beaten your previous time? What tables do you need to work on?
 
2D and 3D shapes
Complete a shape hunt in your house. What 2D and 3D shapes can you find? What shape was the most common?
 
Can you make some 2D and 3D shapes using materials in your home? Pencils, sticks, straw or even Lego are all great for this challenge!
Measurement
Keep practising telling the time from both analogue and digital clocks.  
 
Look at packets and bottles in your cupboards (ask an adult first) and write down the mass (kg/g) and capacity (l/ml).
Use a ruler to measure the length of objects (cm/mm).
There are measurement and time practise sheets here.
 
Reading 
It’s really important that you are still reading for 20 minutes everyday. Miss Sutherland has started reading Stig of the Dump by Clive King. 
When you have finished the book that you are currently reading can you write a book review? We have attached a template, but this can be done on a piece of paper. 
 
You could also write an alternative blurb for your favourite book.
 
Science
Ask an adult to help you. 
Remember:
What is the aim of your investigation? What are you hoping to find out? What do you predict will happen? How can you make it a fair test?
 
Look outside at night time. Can you see the moon? Draw a picture of what it looks like.
Keep doing this for 1 week. What do you notice?
 
Geography
We have attached a blank map of the United Kingdom, label as many places as you can, this may include: London, Scotland, Woodbridge, or any other towns and cities you may know!
 
Physical Activities
Dance based 5 minutes workout – www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk
 
Balance and coordination
 

Beanbag balance – travel with a beanbag on different parts of your body/ travel with a beanbag balanced on your foot and flick it into a bucket.

Create an indoor beanbag toss – use masking tape to create shapes on the floor or chalk onto a surface outside and toss the beanbags.

 

Gross motor

 

Create an obstacle course -use furniture, pillows and blankets to create areas to crawl on, under and through.

 

Fine motor

 
Trace and do mazes
Juggling – fun way to improve fine motor and hand-eye coordination
 
Sensory play
 
Bouncing on a fitness ball; pushing against a wall; pushing up from the floor (Cobra – yoga pose); lying on a stack of cushions.
 
The Great Indoors
The Scouts have lots of awesome activities on their website:
 
Message from Mrs Ling
Check out Chrome Music Lab  https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/ for some ways of being creative with music. Some of you had a go before we finished.
We would love to see photos of work you have been doing, please send them to comms@woodbridgeprimary.suffolk.sch.uk
Keep smiling 😀
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland
w/c 23rd March

Hello Year 3!

We hope you had a lovely weekend. Mrs Lovie has had a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine. She has played in the garden with her boys, been for a long walk and delivered Mother’s Day gifts. Miss Sutherland has been continuing with her London Marathon training (now on Sunday 4th October) and did 5k in the sunshine on Saturday, although it was a bit windy! Also enjoying the sunshine was Miss Sutherland’s dog, Pippin. They went on a long walk on Saturday afternoon.

To support your routine and keep the learning continuing at home, set up a daily time table, similar to our school time table. Try to choose a variety of lessons over the week, so that a bit of everything is being covered.

An example can be seen at the bottom of the School Closure Links.
Here’s a few tasks you might like to do this week…
English
We have been reading and doing work on The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith. If possible, watch Babe or Babe 2 (Pig in the City), afterwards write a film review. Here is a a template (if you are able to print) or this can be done on a piece of paper. Write the title, director, plot (What happened? Are there any plot twists? Did you find the plot interesting?), characters (Who are the main characters? Who was your favourite character? Why?), your opinion (Did you like the film? What was your favourite part? Why?) and recommend (Would you recommend this film to a friend? Why or why not?). Afterwards you could do a drawing of your favourite scene on the back of the paper.
Handwriting
Please continue to practise your cursive handwriting
You could keep a diary of what you do each day as you practise.
PSHE
In PSHE we have been working on teamwork and finding out what makes a good team, and linking this to friendship. With your family, can you make a free standing structure (it cannot be supported by anything) as high as possible using newspaper (or scrap paper) and sticky tape?🗼
We would love to see your photographs so send them to comms@woodbridgeprimary.suffolk.sch.uk if you would like them on the website  😃
Here are some examples.
Maths
We have found some great Mathematical challenges on https://nrich.maths.org/ for you to try.
Eggs in Baskets
The Tall Tower
Buying a Balloon
Make 37
The solutions for these problems are on the top left of the page.
Times tables
We also have our times tables songs you can continue to practise at home.
3 times table
 
4 times table
9 times table
Square numbers
A new one to start learning for the 8 times table:
BBC Supermovers also has lots of great videos.
Reading

Physical Activities

Play Simon Says and include creative moves.

Hallway hopscotch – use masking tape to create a grid then start hopping!

Gross motor

Chase bubbles and try and pop as many as possible. While chasing, run, jump, zigzag and move in ways that require sudden shifts in weight and balance.

In the garden – hoola-hoops to jump in and out of, jumping jacks, tummy crawling, crab walking and other creative movements that challenge to balance, crawl, jump and run

Fine motor

Sensory handwriting -trace letters on sandpaper, shaving foam, hair gel in sealed bags

Cooking – chopping veg to kneading bread

Lego challenges

Sensory play

Colouring on different textures

Create sensory bottles/texture balloons

Stay safe and see you soon 😀
Mrs Lovie and Miss Sutherland
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