Home Learning - a brief guide from the teachers
We recommend that you spend 2 hours per day on home learning to include:
- Maths: BBC Bitesize Maths lesson
- English: BBC Bitesize English lesson & AR reading
- Either the Globetrotters project or a 3rd BBC Bitesize lesson
In addition to this, we would love you to listen to us reading you a story each day!
We will give you an optional follow-up activity after our story for those of you who'd like to do a little extra.
Please remember to keep active - maybe a Joe Wicks, cycle ride, or walk in the fresh air. You could also try Mr Stevenson's Daily Routine Builder.
Scroll down to find all resources we have shared.
Email us to ask for assistance or to share your child's learning. We love to hear from you!
Thank you and stay safe,
The Year 3/4 Teachers
TBWGD, Chapter 2 - The Jam Roly-Poly of Doom
I really love our new story! Here is chapter 2. Have a listen and then draw a picture of the characters we have met so far.
Cheerio for now,
The BWGD, Ch 1 - Battle of the Bongle
Good morning 3/4,
Did you enjoy yesterday's introduction chapter? Well here is chapter 1 (although it feels like chapter two). Are you sitting comfortably? Then listen and have a go at the activity afterwards.
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Hi there everyone,
It's book share time again. Here is the new book we would like to share with you. We hope you like it.
There is an activity to design your very own dragon too.
Week 7 Globe Trotters!
We hope that you have enjoyed your week off and recharged the learning batteries. See what we have in store for this weeks Globe Trotters...
Well, this young lady really is ghastly! I hope you enjoy our final story in The World's Worst Children. Please send us a picture of your favourite character, or create your own World's Worst Children character.
There are sheets on this link to help you design your character (page 7 & 8):
Enjoy your day,
The World's Worst Children - Earnest Ernest
Here is a very funny chapter about a very serious boy. I hope you enjoy.
Missing you all
The World's Worst Children -Windy Mindy
Globe Trotters Week 6
Thank you for your fabulous work related to Iceland and your continued commitment to our 'Globe Trotters' project!! Stay tuned to see your work in our showcase.
But for now...lets see where we are off to this week...
(Sorry, the video still isn't showing from this webpage. Please click 'watch video on youtube')
Worlds Worst Children-Brian Wong
I loved this story!!
If you would like to create a newspaper article, the link is below!
Enjoy the story and the rest of your day,
The Worlds Worst Children - Grubby Gertrude
Here is the next chapter and what a story it is. Don't end up like Grubby Gertrude! Here is the link to some activities. The three pages at the end are all to do with this story.
We hope you enjoy.
Bye for now,
Globe Trotter's showcase - America
What an amazing variety of wonderful work you have been doing. Take a look at the showcase. We hope you enjoy.
The 3/4 team.
Here's a story of a delightful little boy who likes to pick his nose - a lot! If you like, click on the link below to find the follow-up activity. There is a word search on page 3 that looks fun.
Or maybe you'd prefer to draw us a picture?
Cheerio for now,
Globe Trotters Week 5
All the work we've seen about America have been interesting and wonderful! From cookies to American football, The Statue of Liberty to Hollywood- we have enjoyed looking through all of your work! Thank you so much for your dedication to the 'GT' project!!
Please click on 'Watch this video on Youtube'. I have tried to fix the settings but no luck!!! Thanks, Miss Dickson
The World's Worst Children - Miss Petula Perpetual-Motion
Well I can honestly say this was great fun to read and both Ally and Tru really enjoyed this chapter. See if you can notice when a very wet dog tries to come and join in storytime!
As some of you are aware, I love alliteration and use it loads in my writing at school. Can you find any in this chapter?
The Worlds Worst Children- Nigel Nit-Boy
Here is another hilarious mini story from David Walliams. Find out about all of the chaos that Nigel creates!!!
If you would like some Worlds Worst Children Activities to complete, please follow the link below:
Page 20-21 is based around creating a comic strip to retell one of 'Nigels Revenges' from the story!
OR perhaps you fancy writing a book review for Nit Boy Nigel. It's a 5 star from me!!
Enjoy, and please excuse all my stumbling upon words!
TWWC - Chapter 2 - Blubbering Bertha
Oh dear, Bertha really is a problem. Find out what happens to her in this very funny chapter.
The World's Worst Children by David Walliams - Dribbling Drew
We would love to see your drawings of Dribbling Drew! Please draw us a picture and send it to our email:
Globe Trotters Week 4
Where will we be going this week?
Watch the video to find out...
Globe Trotters go to France
Year 3/4 have created some amazing project work. Here is a showcase for you to enjoy.
Well done everyone.
Globe Trotters Week 3
Thank you for all of your brilliant work about Brazil! If you haven't sent yours yet, please do as we would love to celebrate your hard work!
The BFG- Chapter 24
This is the last chapter of the BFG. What a book! I hope you have enjoyed listening as much as we have enjoyed reading to you.
Make sure you now quiz on Accelerated Reader and choose the option 'I was read to'. Lets get some points!
Stay tuned as the next book will be revealed soon.
Enjoy your weekend!
Globe Trotters go to Brazil
Here is a little showcase of all the wonderful projects on Brazil.
Super work everyone.
The BFG, Chapter 23, Feeding Time
Here is the next chapter of our story. We are nearly at the end.
Hope you enjoy.
Chapter 22 - The Capture
Lots of drama and excitement as the British Army fly out helicopters to Giant Country in an attempt to capture those beastly giants!
There were so many tricky words to read today. I really had to concentrate!
I hope you enjoy listening.
Globe Trotters - Our Australian Projects
A massive well done to you all for your wonderful Australian Globe Trotter’s work. We have really enjoyed seeing your projects and the fun you have had with your learning.
A big thank you and well done.
Keep up the great work.
Ms Redwood, Mrs Dingle, Miss Dickson and Mr Stevenson
Globe Trotter Week 2
Thank you for all of your hard work researching Australia. We have loved looking at your creative ideas and learning! If you have not sent in your work- please email us so we can see what you have been up to!
Let us know what countries you want to learn about and we will put them in the hat!!
Where are we going next?
YEAR 3/4 GLOBE TROTTERS- FIRST COUNTRY RELEASE!
White Rose Maths
A regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. We therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day.
Just follow these four easy steps…
1. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
2. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
3. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
4. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.
|White Rose Home Learning|
|An excellent daily maths resource|
Reading at Home
I've put together a little slideshow as a guide to reading at home. It will hopefully help you to make the most of some useful online reading sites and also will explain a little about Accelerated Reader and quizzing at home.
I hope it is helpful.
If you have any questions do email them to me.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Don't forget to practice your tables in the Garage! You could even rock out at a music Festival or on an Arena Tour. Why not challenge your friends in a battle?
Look out for information about upcoming tournaments!
If you''ve forgotten your password, use the 'forgotten my password' link on TTRS and I'll email it to your parents/carers.
|Use this link to access TTRS|
We hope you can build in time for reading into your day. This is a great opportunity to get lost in the wonderful world of books.
In school we use Accelerated Reader to quiz on the books the children read.
Below is the AR link so that your children can log in at home. Each child can log in to their own page and we can track their progress. They are very familiar with it and know how to use it. They have usernames and passwords that they have been using for some time in school so should remember them, but if they have forgotten, just email us and we will give you their login details again.
Children are encouraged to read within their level but that may not always be possible. If you have books at home that they would like to read and quiz on, and you would like to find out the book level, you can go to this link. It will tell you the book level and points value.
If you don’t have a book at home that your child wants to read, you find online texts/eBooks here. They are all free or are allowing free registration for the time being.
This is very useful because you can search by level. When you register it askes you how you would like to search level books. Please select AR.
This is last one is by Renaissance, the company that provide Accelerated Reader and is also sorted by book level.
In year 3 and 4, many children will be developing into an increasingly fluent readers. The focus will be on building comprehension skills, but it is still important that children use their phonics knowledge to tackle new words.
There are many things you can do at home, to help:
Listen to your child reading. At this age, your child might prefer to read independently but listening them to read sometimes is still a worthwhile thing to do. You can help with unfamiliar words and can talk to them about the book to make sure they understand.
Read to your child. This is still important too. It means that they will be able to hear books they might not yet be able to read themselves. Sharing and talking about books is a lovely way to spend time together and helps them value good books.
Value your child’s choices. This is important even when a book looks too easy or too difficult. They can often read books that initially appear to be too difficult (especially if the topic interests them). They may well need help with tricky words and to understand at a deeper level.
Below is further information from the AR team which may be useful to you.
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'YEAR 3/4 GLOBE TROTTERS' PROJECT.
After Easter, we will be releasing a country each week for you to research.
Every Friday you can send us your work through email for a weekly showcase!
Where shall we study first?
See the video to find out more...
A Little Something for You to Remember
I hope you are all keeping safe and well and remembering to get active as often as you can.
Who remembers our school rules? It is important that you follow these rules not just at school, but also at home.
If you are in my class, you will recognise this from your homework books and will have completed the We are Safe challenge already. Here is the next piece of work for you to complete in your own time. Make sure to take photos and have a go at the different activities and send them to us.
Keep safe and be active,
A lovely French Story Video
I am really missing our French lessons on a Friday afternoon so when I saw this lovely story I thought I would share it with you. I'm sure you all know the traditional tale 'The Enormous Turnip'? Well, this is the French version. Click on the link below to watch the video. Then just click on the French version. See if you can work out any of the words.
Good luck 'Language Detectives'!
We have decided that it would be good for you all to see our happy faces and do one of the things we all like doing best. Reading stories! Mr Stevenson spoke with Crackington and the Watergate vistors last week and it was decided that The BFG would be a good choice. We will be uploading Chapters as we read them and also some questions and activities to get you thinking about the text and the authors techniques.
Any questions you can ask your grown ups to message us online and we will respond as quickly as we can.
The BFG Chapter 21- The Plan
How are we reading chapter 21 already?!?!
Remember that you can vote for the new Year 3/4 book on our Facebook page! We have five great choices if you scroll back to Fridays post and leave a comment.
-The Butterfly Lion
-The Wind in the Willows
-Worlds Worst Children
-The Boy Who Grew Dragons
-Diary of a Killer Cat
Worlds Worlds Children is currently in the lead! Get voting!
On a side note- well done to anyone who has noticed that my clock is always the same time! I really need to change the batteries!!
Miss Dickson :)
The BFG Chapter 20
What a great chapter and a few words that tripped me up a little bit.
Mr Tibbs seems like quite the character, I am sure yiu will agree.
Keep safe and be active,
The BFG, Chapter 19, The Queen
Here is the next chapter of our story. Sophie gets to spend time in some very special company.
Listen and enjoy.
Chapter 18 - The Palace
Hello everyone! Here is today's chapter. (Scroll down for earlier chapters.)
Sophie and the BFG arrive at Buckingham Palace. But which window is the Queen's bedroom? The BFG's enormous ears prove to be very useful yet again!
Hope you are all doing well and getting as active as possible alongside all your learning!
I love this chapter as it really creates a sense of trust and friendship between our two main characters and uses lots of great language and description.
Apologies for the quality of the video, it was very sunny in my garden.
Keep safe and be active,
I hope ypou have all had a lovely Easter. Back to it now!
Find out what happens next! What are The BFG and Sophie up to now?
Have you had any stpry worthy dreams lately? Write them down :)
The BFG, Chapter 15 - The Great Plan
Here is the next chapter. Sophie has a great idea.
Hope you all enjoy
Chapter 14 - Dreams
Enjoy today's chapter. It's full of crazy dreams that the BFG has stored in glass jars. In one of the dreams, the child has the power to put their teachers to sleep - just imagine!
Happy Easter everyone!
BFG Chapter 13
I hope you are enjoying the book and have as go at the chapter 13 questions! I though Oakley was going to listen to the whole story instead of barking so sorry for the annoying interuptions! Happy listening. I will post about the 5K challenge below :)
5K RUN FOR OUR HEROS CHALLENGE
If you fancy having a go at the 5k 'run for our heros challenge' then the link is here:
Remember if you are out exercising, please stick to the social distancing rules to stay safe! And pace yourself...it's a long way!
Lets raise some money for the incredible NHS!!
Year 3/4 Teacher - you are up next!!
Chapter 12 Dream-Catching
Good aftternoon guys, I hope you are all keeping well and still enjoying the story.
It seems Sophie really is on an adventure with her new friend! Can you imagine seeing how dreams are caught? Maybe you could do a storymap of your favourite dream after you have completed the questions?
Remember, we love seeing all your amazing work, so keep those emails and messages coming to us.
Keep safe and be active,
The BFG, Chapter 11, Journey to Dream Country
And so our story continues...
This is a great chapter read to you from my sunny garden. I hope you are all able to get out in this lovely weather and make the most of it.
Now sit back and enjoy as the adventure continues. The BFG ch 11 questions are already in the section above for you to answer afterwards, or perhaps you would like to draw a picture of what happens. Email us your work or a picture of you watching the video as we would love to hear from you.
Remember you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bye for now,
Chapter 10 - Frobscottle and Whizzpoppers
This is my favourite chapter so far because it really made me giggle.
We would love to see you guys having a go at answering the questions about each chapter. (See the link above.)
You could write your answers down and email us a picture of your work. Or you could draw a picture to go with the chapter you have just heard.
Send your pictures to: email@example.com
Chapter 9 - The Bloodbottler
Sophie's adventure continues in the next chapter of our book. We hope you are enjoying the story as much as we are. It would be great to see some more photos of you working on the questions and seeing your answers.
I cannot wait to see how many of the giant words you include in your writing when we get back!
Chapter 8- SNOZZCUMBERS
A very good chapter filled with crazy new words!
How about creating some of your own BFG inspired words!?
Have a great day!
The BFG, Chapter 7, The Marvellous Ears
Here is the next chapter of our story. I hope you are enjoying it as much as we are.
Have a go at the questions to go with this chapter. Send us an email with a picture of you and your fabulous work. If you have any questions, just ask.
Bye for now
BFG chapter 6: The Giants
Are you enjoying our story so far? If so, why not write us an email as we'd love to hear from you!
We've had lots of emails already and it's so good to see your smiling faces in the pictures you've sent of your home learning. I'm really enjoying listening to each new chapter every weekday. Not only am I enjoying the story, but it's lovely to see the familiar faces of my fellow teachers.
Here is Tuesday's chapter. Enjoy!
The BFG Chapter 5
The next installment of our phase read. Hope you are all keeping well and working hard.
Make sure to keep us posted with photos of what you are doing at home with your grown-ups.
Chapter 4 with Miss Dickson and Mr Oakley
Enjoy! Happy listening!!
Here is the next chapter of our story.
I hope you enjoy...
The BFG Chapter 2
Hello everyone! Here is the next chapter of our book. I hope you are enjoying the story!
The BFG Chapter 1
I hope you are keeping well. There has been a few concerns in relation to not being able to access the first chapter.
Please find it here.
Any problems give me a shout,