Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

parents@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Sapphire Class 

Important class information 

  • Sapphire class are taught by Miss Aird with TA support from Miss Faulkner, Mrs Watson and Mrs Holderness.   
  • Please have your reading book in school on a Wednesday and try to read at least 3 times a week, if the book is finished please write in the reading record so it can be changed  
  • Indoor PE is on Monday and outdoor PE is on a Wednesday, please make sure your child has the appropriate PE kit in school on these days     
  • Parent reading morning is on a Wednesday between 8:45 and 9:15.

 

Home Learning

To support you, I will be uploading work onto this page that you can do at home and to support home learning. 

Many of the tasks below may work better if you have a printer. If you do not however, you can use the worksheet idea and simply write the questions/answers in to the exercise book that will be sent home or talk about the worksheet together.

Reminder: when completing research tasks, please use child friendly search engines such as 'Kiddle' or get a grown-up to check the website is suitable. 

Below is a subject guide detailing what topics we are currently covering up until Easter and then in to Summer 1.

Subject Guide

 

Summer Term 2

As of this week (w.c. 8th June), our home learning is going to look slightly different again. Now that there are more children at school and with the way that the children have been grouped, the KS2 teachers are going to be providing similar lesson topics and activities that are differentiated for each year group. That way our children learning from home and learning from school are getting the same activities and the teachers in school can focus on the same topic for different year groups.

The English and maths tasks have been organised in to a simple timetable, showing an English/guided reading task and a maths task for each day. This is very similar to what was being provided before; I have just broken the activities down in to smaller chunks and distributed them across the week. The afternoon tasks (history, geography, science etc.) can still be found on the web below. 

As always, this is all still optional and there is no requirement to follow the timetable or the web as is stated below. Please use the resources in whichever works best for you and your child.

Please continue to use Purple Mash and our ClassDojo page to show me your home learning.

If you have  questions about the weekly timetable or home learning, please message me on class dojo. 

Class Dojo

Stay in touch with Class Dojo! - We have set up a class Dojo page for parents and children to stay in contact with the class teacher. This can be done on the web page above or as an app (free to download). Please continue to use Purple Mash and the school website for home learning activities. Instructions and the code you need to access the page is in the document below. 

Yr3 Class Dojo Codes  

Current class code: 

Activity Web w.c. 13.7.20

Maths

Measure activities

English

Memories activity

Spellings

Deliberate Travel - a website with some lovely geography resources/workbooks 

 

Purple Mash

I will add 'to dos' on Purple Mash over the up coming weeks that link to what we are learning in school or what we should be learning learning this term. Children can complete these tasks online and submit to me to mark. Children should know their login and password. These will cover a wide range of topics and learning but Purple Mash is particularly good for spelling practise and times table practise. 

Don't forget to click 'Hand In' so I can see the wonderful work have you completed.

We are now signed up for Serial Mash which is a part of Purple Mash where children can access online books and activities related to them. This document shows what to do to access these.

Serial Mash Guidance

 

General Home Learning Ideas

Non-screen activities

Sign-up guide for Classroom Secrets Kids - a free learning hub with year group specific activities. 

Practical activities 1

Practical activities 2

Classroom Secrets Home Learning - a pack of activities covering maths, writing, reading and grammar

Twinkl Home Learning Packs [Click here to access the twinkl resources for free by setting up an account and using this code:CVDTWINKLHELPS] 

Twinkl Home Learning Hub - age appropriate activities in line with curriculum objectives, updated daily. 

BBC Teach Bring the Noise - music skills game

Virtual field trips - take a journey across the globe from the comfort of your sofa!

PSHE Mindfulness Activities 

DfE List of Useful Websites - a list of useful website for home learning [English, Maths, Science, PE, SEND and mental well being]

Lock down diary template

Time capsule booklet - we are looking to put together a time capsule to document this unusual time. We would love it if you could fill some of this in.

All About Me time capsule activity

Letter to Myself time capsule activity

Previous Home Learning: Summer Term

Optional Timetable w.c. 6.7.20  Activity Web

English

Chapter 5 and activities Grammar glossary

Spelling

Common Exception Words

Maths

Division Activities Mon-Fri

Geography 

Flag Quiz

Flag naming activity

Music  History  Science

Optional Timetable w.c. 29.6.20  Activity Web

English

Chapter 4 extract and activities  Grammar glossary  Diary planning sheet

Spelling

Common exception words

Maths

Multiplication activities Mon-Fri

Geography

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc3gp4j

PE

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYGRaluWWTojV3An2WEgsQ4qGFy_91jDL

Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4gmt39

Optional Timetable w.c. 22.6.20  Activity Web

English

The Explorer extract  Week 4 activities   Grammar glossary

Spelling

Common exception words

Maths

Subtraction activities Mon-Fri

PE

Wow challenges

 

Optional Timetable w.c. 15th June   Activity Web

English

The Explorer - chapter 2 and activities for the week   The Explorer extract   Planning sheet

Spelling

Common exception words

Maths

Addition activities - Mon-Fri

Geography

Layers of the rainforest - this doesn't need doing on these sheets, you could draw your own forest and label, but these might be useful for the names of the layers and different animals. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh5vIBKIEQM

History/PSHE

Influential Black People

PE

Wow challenges

French

Colours

Optional Timetable w.c. 8th June   Activity Web

English

English Tasks - The Explorer

The Explorer extract - please don't read the chapter until you have completed the prediction tasks on Mon-Wed.....spoilers!

https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/

Maths

Place value maths tasks

Spelling

Common exception words

Geography 

Useful links: https://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources/resource/ks2-amazon-rainforest-brazil-package

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfp34wx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVphOVOr6i0 [Live on Wed 10th, 11am]

French 

Conversation help sheets

Week 10 activity web (w.c. 1.6.20)

Reading

Fantastic Mr Fox extract  VIPERS questions

English

Writing task

Spelling

Common exception words 

Maths

Inverse calculations activity  Capacity PowerPoint    Activity [Feel free to do this as a practical activity with measuring jugs/containers and water]

Capacity PowerPoint   Activity  Answers  [Slightly harder, more problem solving questions]

You don't need to do both capacity activities, unless you would like to.

Science

PowerPoint  Life Processes Sheet  Living, dead or never alive sheet

History

BBC Bitesize - What did the Romans invent?  Roman inventions

French

Animal help sheet and matching activity

PSHE

Gratitude drawing

 

Week 9: Activity Web

English

Writing task sheet  Video link

Reading

Extract: Face to Face with a Manatee  Questions

Maths

Place value arithmetic and problem solving  Mass PowerPoint 1  Activity 1  Mass PowerPoint 2   Activity 2   Answers

Spelling

Common exception words

Geography

UK Map  Word map

History

Viking Information  Viking life task

Science

Magnet information  Magnet facts  Magnets  Friction

French

Numbers to 10

 

Week 8: Activity Web

English

Writing Task  Extract: The Diary of a Lively Labrador  Punctuating speech (bigger version)

Reading

Reading task: 'The Wave'

Maths

Division questions  Turns/Angles Powerpoint 1  Turns/Angles Powerpoint 2  Activity 1   Answers  Activity 2    

Spelling

Common Exception Words

Geography

Word map  Task

History

Village Life  Village facts

Science

Fossilisation process   Pictures

 

Week 7: Activity Web 1   Activity Web 2: VE Day

English

Writing Task  VE Day information  VE Day facts

Reading

Reading task: 'The Decider'

Maths

Multiplication Questions

Time information PowerPoint 1 Time PowerPoint 2    Activity 1  Activity 2  Answers

Spelling

Common exception words

 

Week 6: Activity Web

English

Writing Task   Example report   Conjunctions Mat   Fronted Adverbials Mat

Reading

Reading task: 'The Chase'

Maths

Arithmetic and Reasoning: Addition and Subtraction

Measuring in cm PowerPoint   Measuring length PowerPoint   Measure Activity 1   Measure Activity 2  Answers

Spelling

'ee' family spellings   Spelling Activity

Science

Types of Trees PowerPoint   Tree sorting activity    Tree identification checklist

 Geography

Counties in the UK

History

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/entertainment.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zy98q6f

 

 

Previous Home Learning: Spring Term

 

Weekly Timetable

Want a little bit more of a routine to your home learning? Then follow these timetables. All the resources you need are on this page under their subject headings or the links are on the timetable. I will upload a new timetable each Sunday evening along with the resources. I will keep the weekly resource on for two weeks before removing them. 

Week 1 Timetable - 23.3.20

Week 2 Timetable - 30.3.20

Week 3/4 - Easter Holidays

Week 5 Timetable - 20.4.20

Don't forget you can upload work and pictures to Dojo to earn Dojo points

I have rearranged the page a little and all the current home learning will appear here at the top of the page. All previous home learning and additional websites will remain below. 

Current home learning: Week 5 - for suggested activities, please see the timetable above.

English

Talk4Writing - Trolls

Pobble365

Reading

Literacy Shed Reading Pack

Serial Mash [login to Purple Mash to access]

Spelling

Spelling w.c. 20.4.20 - Group 1  Group 2

Maths

Rapid Reasoning Questions - 4 quick fire daily questions to practise problem solving skills

Fractions guidance for parents

White Rose Lesson Videos - all videos for this week's maths can be found here. Check the timetable for which lessons we're up to

Mon - Tenths as decimals: Activity  Answers

Tues - Fractions on a number line: Activity  Answers

Wed - Fraction of a set of objects 1: Activity  Answers

Thurs - Fraction of a set of objects 2: Activity  Answers

Fri - BBC Maths Challenge, TTRS, Purple Mash times table practise

Science

PowerPoint - Type of Nutrition

Food Group Labelling

What Nutrients Do for Us

Earth Day

Earth Day is on Wednesday 22nd April. As a celebration of this day and one of your tasks this week, please visit the Earth Day section of the website above and pick an activity (or a few!) to complete. Don't forget to upload or email these so we can collect them all together.

There is also a live Earth Day science video every day at 11am this week on this channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate. The videos this week are focussing on loads of different aspects of planet Earth to help celebrate Earth Day. 

Geography

 See task on timetable.

History

See task on timetable

Computing

Instructions (lesson 1)

Art

Art and DT ideas

 

 Home Learning - Maths

We have started looking at money in maths. We will be converting money from pounds to pence and vice versa, as well adding amounts of money to find a total and subtracting amounts of money to find change.

Money Planning 

Statistics Planning 

Fractions Planning

As well as the topics below, please continue to practise mental maths using add, subtract, times and divide, times tables [2,3,4,5,8,10 to begin but further if confident] and re-capping other mathematical skills like written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Basic Calculation Skills

Column addition

Column subtraction

Expanded multiplication

Division on a number line

Methods of multiplication and division

 

Rapid Reasoning Questions - 4 quick fire daily questions to practise problem solving skills.

Pounds and Pence:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Converting money:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Adding money:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Subtracting money:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Finding Change:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

 

Statistics

Bar Charts:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Pictograms:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Tables:

Powerpoint  Questions  Answers

Other statistic resources [Use the Twinkl free login at the top of this page]

 

Fractions