Week beginning: 15 june 2020

This week we begin our new Topic – ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’!

This unit will take us up to the end of term and will focus on the science of the human body, including; bones, muscles, digestive system, teeth and exercise. We will also start looking ahead to moving onto to year 4 and ensuring minds are healthy and not full of worry or anxiety! There will be an over arching project based on scientific questioning and we look forward to seeing your final results. Now the school is beginning to open back up, it might not always be your teacher that replies to you, but if you have any problems and questions you can still email the class email address and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

This week, you will be set three new Literacy and Numeracy tasks. You can do these on any three days in the week; do what suits you and your family. There will be Guided Reading, Times Tables, Spellings and Mental Maths to keep up with throughout the week. Each week, you will also be offered four other lessons; this week it is Science, PSHE, Music and PE. You can decide to do all of these or just some of these. Do the ones you enjoy the most. For those of you who want to extend your learning even further, there is an extension project which you will have 5 weeks to complete. How you present it is up to you- we look forward to seeing how you decide to present your project. Don’t rush this one; it is designed for those of you who are really willing to dig a little deeper and take your time researching and presenting your work. Good luck!

nspcc assembly with ant and dec

At some point this week, we'd like all of you to spend some time watching this video, made by the NSPCC with the help of Ant and Dec. If you want to know any more afterwards, click on the "Keeping Safe" option above.

Over the next two weeks we will be getting the children to really tap into their own imagination. The Literacy will be led by a picture but what they choose to create and write will be up to them. It is so important that children are allowed freedom when it comes to writing. Being imaginative strengthens the brain and allows children to drift into a calmer state of mind. Try to let them guide the writing this week – whatever that might look like! The more they practice this – the better and more creative they will become.


Day 1: Spelling test on last weeks words (‘ou’ sound) Practice and look over this weeks words (tion/sion sounds)  Reminder: Bright sparks spelling = phonic group. Whizz kids spellings = main class spellings. Your children should know which group they are in.

Grammar Task: Grammar hunt. Use the picture to create a bank of words under the following headings. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions.

Day 2: Use the questions to help begin to plan what is happening in the picture. Talking is very important today.

Day 3:  Write! It doesn’t matter if they decide upon a story, a diary, a poem a simple description. It’s up to them. Use the sentence openers to help get them started if they need inspiration. There is an example to help if you need it!



This week, we will be looking at fractions of a number.   Fractions show parts of a whole:
• the top number (the numerator) says how many parts we have.
• the bottom number (the denominator) says how many equal parts the whole is divided into

Each day there are two tasks.  The first task is easier.  You may wish to do one or both- its up to you!

Day 1: Watch the power point on fractions first.

Task 1: Use bar models to find halves and quarters of an amount.

Task 2: Use bar models to find more than one fraction of an amount.


Day 2: Find the missing amounts on the bar models and complete the worded problems.


Day 3: Watch the Youtube video.

Task 1: Complete the greater, lesser and equal to problems.

Task 2: Can you solve the secret message from the year 3 team?


EXTRA: For your maths challenge this week you have two board games on fractions. 

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Each week we will upload the text and the tasks that accompany the texts. They will be familiar with how to complete the tasks, as we do them every week. They will also need to read their own book and could teach you how to do ‘Echo Reading’.

Task 1: Use the ‘Mr Bones’ text to colour the correct bones on the body. Make sure you read the clues carefully. Click on Mr Bones for both the text and Task 1.

Task 2: Use the same to text from 'Mr Bones' to answer the inference and retrieval questions.

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


Science: Watch the Bitesize video then look at the slides.  Then have a look at the slides (click on Mr Bones for these).

Task 1: Cut and stick- make your own skeleton.  Can you label the bones?

Task 2: Skeleton questions.


PSHE: Over the week we would like you to look at the ‘well being rainbow’.  The rainbow helps us to think about our mind and ways to help us stay happy.  Click on the Rainbow Cake. Try and complete some of the activities each day and think about how they make you feel.  


Real PE: At school we follow a programme called ‘real PE’. It is great at teaching children skills which they can transfer to all different sports. Find the real PE link on the school home learning home page. Once you’ve logged on, click on KS2 and look at the activities for day 2.

Username:          Password: orchardinf


Music: Mrs Beton has set a call and response samba drumming task this week. It looks very exciting and is a fun thing to try with the whole family. Click the Samba link to find out more.

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We would like to you to become Scientists!  Can you think like a scientist and carry out an investigation?


Decide upon a question to investigate about the human body, gather your research by asking relevant people, record and present you findings. Click on the Scientist for more help and guidance - good luck!

Scientist on Computer

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" 

Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Recorded in their Reading Journals at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.