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You can contact Mr Sellers by emailing him on – a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1

 

 

Mr Sellers

I am new to teaching at Greyfriars Academy, after working alongside Mrs Moyle in Sheringham Class last year. Holkham Class is mixed with children from Years 3 and 4. The children share the adult’s love of learning and strive to always be the very best they can be. I currently oversee the School Council and Phonics.

Outside of school I enjoy reading, exploring new places and working on my classic VW Beetle called Bonnie.

 

 

 

 

Hope you’ve all had a fantastic week Holkham! (10/07/20)

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Good afternoon Holkham,

Can you believe we’ve only got one week to go before the holiday begin? It has been a very quick and strange year but I hope you’ve enjoyed the good times as much as I have!  Fingers crossed you’ve all had a fantastic week. Remember, you can still use this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ over the weekend – find it here… Home Learning Grid 6th July 2020 UPDATED. This week will be my last vlog as next week will feature a special video of Holkham Class. If you’d like to get involved please see the ‘Final Messages’ at the end of this blog.

Learning Celebrations

Alesha has been working hard in Orange Bubble on her Water Cycle image.

 

Borislav has yet again mixed his learning about the Romans with his love of Lego/Duplo. He’s also had a Birthday. A huge Happy Birthday from everyone on Holkham Borislav – I hope you enjoy learning about the Solar System as much as I do.

 

Brayden has been very busy too! His reserach on Roman Baths was brilliant, as was his English – how did he know how much I love Pizza? Amazing Maths work on fractions too.

 

David has been working very hard this week. He’s produced fantastic work on the water cycle and Roman baths. Personally, I loved his catapult but I’m not sure what Samson the cat thinks as he’s turned his back on it!

Freya has worked very hard this week too. She’s produced fantastic work on the water cycle and completed many of the activities on Education City. I really loved her Roman Numeral Clock! That was such a good way to challenge yourself. Well done!

 

George has had yet another great week. Maths, spellings and even seed growing. Is there no end to his love of learning? He also sent me a clip for our end of year video which I cant wait for you all you see.

 

When I logged on to Lexia, I could see Rhys has earned 2 certificates for his hard work! Well done Rhys, great job!

Final Messages 

Don’t forget that I am creating a video of members of the class sharing some of their memories from their time in Holkham. I would love it if you could send me a very short video (10 seconds max) sharing a memory. If your video is too big to share you can use the file sharing website WeTransfer and send it to my email address a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com.

Remember that you can (but do not have to) access learning resources from The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize which they are adding to daily.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Mr Sellers

 

Premier Education ~ Summer Camps

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Whoops… Year 3/4 Spelling Mistake.

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Good Morning everyone,

A mistake was made on this week’s Home Learning Grid. Last weeks spellings were put on the grid for a second week. Please find this weeks spellings below alongside a new Home Learning Grid… Home Learning Grid 6th July 2020 UPDATED

Year 3

build
guide
guard
wheat
whale
honest
whirl
gnome
gnaw
surprise

 

Year 4 

awkwardly
frantically
curiously
obediently
carefully
rapidly
unexpectedly
deliberately
hurriedly
reluctantly

Hi Holkham, have a good week! (06/07/20)

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Good Morning Holkham,

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. You can find this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ here…Home Learning Grid 6th July 2020 UPDATED

Remember that it is on the front page of the website should you need to find it again quickly and I’m at the other end of an email if you have problems opening the PDF. Please don’t feel you must complete all of these activities, they are just there to give you and your grown ups inspiration for learning opportunities. Please try and do as many as you possibly can!

English

First, look through the model text pick out the parts of the text which is used to persuade the reader to join the Roman Army. 

Next, Re-read the first paragraph of the model text. What is it telling you? Fill in the introduction of the boxing up grid Can you have a go at writing a first paragraph for why we should eat Pizza? Are there any words you think you can magpie from the model text? Fill in the words you magpie on your grid.

After that, use the boxing up grid to look at the beginning of each of the paragraphs (from paragraph 2 to paragraph 4) What types of word to they start with? What punctuation follows the word or phrase? These words help to organise our ideas – First, Furthermore . Finally and so. These words are really important in a persuasive text because when you are trying to persuade someone you need to be organised. Fill in your boxing up grid, what does each paragraph do?

Finally, look at the model text and thinking about your first paragraph persuading your teacher to eat pizza chose your favourite food and try to have a go over the next two days to persuade the school cook to provide this for a school dinner.

Maths 

Should you get to the end of your books. Please go back through each PowerMaths book you have at home. 3B/3C or 4B/4C and complete any missed questions or revisit anything you found tricky. 

Power Maths books 3C and 4C follow the next lesson in sequence as they build on your previous learning each day. You can find the textbooks here:

Year 3: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear3

Year 4: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4

 

Science 

Topic

Other Learning

If you didn’t get chance last week. I’d like you to have a go at Roman Numerals this week too. Have a look at this video and then see if you can write down the numbers 1-20 for me.

I have uploaded more learning to Education City into a folder called ‘Holkham Home Learning 06/07/20′. I will keep the ’29/06/20 folder’ open so that you can still access anything from there if you haven’t yet completed it.

Don’t forget to give your Tackling Tables and Twinkl’s Times Table check a practice and learn your Year 3/4 statutory spellings too. Remember to look, say, cover, write and check each one until you get super fast and accurate. The focus spellings are on your under Monday’s English on the Home Learning Grid.

 

Reading

When you are reading for 10 minutes each day, ask your grown ups to challenge you with comprehension questions at the end of each page (comprehension question can be found in previous blogs or online).

If you would like additional reading comprehension resources you can find some here… Reading Booklets

 

A note for grown ups

I would really like to create a video of members of the class sharing some of their memories from their time in Holkham. I’m going to upload a few photos from our blog to serve as reminders but I would love it if they could send me a very short video of them sharing a memory. To send a video you can use the file sharing website WeTransfer and send it to my email address a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com.

Remember that you can (but do not have to) access learning resources from The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize which they are adding to daily.

 

Final Messages

Have a fab week and I’ll send you a video message on Friday.

Have great week Holkham,

Mr Sellers

Have a lovely weekend Holkham Class (baby photo results inside) (03/07/20)

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Good Morning Holkham,

I hope you’ve had a fantastic week – I can see you’ve been working really hard. Remember, if you’re stuck for something to do, you can still use this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ over the weekend – find it here… Year 3 and 4 29.6.20. Thank you for reading with your grown ups for 10 minutes every day.

Baby Photo Answers

Well done to those of you who had a go at our Baby Photo Competition. Here are the answers…

Rhys

Brayden

Freya

George

Lukas K

Nicole

 

Learning Celebrations

Freya has been really busy over the past few weeks. Looking at the joints of the body, considering what it would be like to me a super hero and showcasing amazing progress in her writing.

David has been working hard in Maths this week – perserving with telling the time. He’s also been researching Mount Vesuvius and creating a brilliant 3D model of a Roman chariot. Samson the 14-year-old cat was has been trying to distract David form his work with epic levels of cuteness! 🙂

 

It was lovely to hear from Carina this week. She has been working very hard despite her broken arm and is producing beautiful artwork and visiting the beach with her family.

Brayden has had a creative week. Not only has we worked so hard on his English and Science, he has really be studying Mount Vesuvius’ destructive impact. He has even built his own erupting volcano. Have a look at the picture below – it’s amazing!

Borislav has produce a fantastic amount of writing this week and show great progression in his recognition of the proprieties of 2D and 3D shapes.

George has been busy learning about Mount Vesuvius too and working hard on problem solving Mathematical Mass questions, as well as, writing and drawing volcanic diagrams.

Final Messages 

I would really like to create a video of members of the class sharing some of their memories from their time in Holkham. I’m going to upload a few photos from our blog to serve as reminders but I would love it if they could send me a very short video of them sharing a memory. To send a video you can use the file sharing website WeTransfer and send it to my email address a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com.

Remember that you can (but do not have to) access learning resources from The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize which they are adding to daily.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Mr Sellers

 

Your Play on Stage – BBC Playwriting Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

An exciting opportunity for budding young playwrites has just been announced on the One Show. Read on if this sounds like something you would love to be involved in:

What is As You Write It – Your Play on Stage?

At a time when we are all missing out on the magic of going to the theatre, The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving children and young people across the UK the opportunity to see their ideas come to life on stage. We hope this will help inspire the next generation of playwrights as well as encouraging a love of theatre and the arts in children and young people.

The competition is open to all children and young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. It opens for entries at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2020. The deadline for entering the competition is just before midnight on Monday 31st August 2020.

All you need to enter is an idea for a play, a short description of up to four of the main characters and the first few opening lines. You’ll also need to tell us what having the opportunity to write your play and have it performed on stage would mean to you.

What is the prize?

From the ideas submitted, three finalists from each of the three categories will be chosen and announced on The One Show during autumn 2020. They will then have the opportunity to develop their ideas with professionals and write their final play.

A winner will be selected from each category based on their final play. Winners will be announced on The One Show in early 2021 and an excerpt from their play will be shown on the programme. The final three winners will receive a special award and have their play performed at The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.

The development of The Shakespeare North Playhouse is being overseen by The Shakespeare North Trust. It is currently being constructed in Prescot on Merseyside. Once built, it will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot. Alongside a flexible 350 seat theatre, the Playhouse will also provide educational facilities, a visitor centre and additional performance spaces including an outdoor performance garden.

Categories:

Entry categories are divided by age group as follows:

  • ACT ONE – 7 – 10 year olds
  • ACT TWO – 11 – 13 year olds
  • ACT THREE – 14 – 16 year olds

The entry must be submitted into the correct age category according to your age on 31st August 2020, which is the competition closing date.

How to Apply

Go to the following website by copying and pasting into the URL bar. Then read the full details and instructions there:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1SCKS8VmFFGvyggKbqGGyds/as-you-write-it-your-play-on-stage

Holkham’s Baby Photo Competition!

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Look at these lovely little ones! They’re all grown up now. Can you guess who they are? The photos have a number so make sure you write these down on a numbered list alongside your guess and I’ll post the answers on Friday so you can see if your were correct!

Hope you’re having a great week!

Mr Sellers 🙂

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2

3

4

5

6

Have a great week Holkham (29/06/20)

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020

Good Morning Holkham,

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. You can find this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ here… Year 3 and 4 29.6.20

Remember that it is on the front page of the website should you need to find it again quickly and I’m at the other end of an email if you have problems opening the PDF. Please don’t feel you must complete all of these activities, they are just there to give you and your grown ups inspiration for learning opportunities. Please try and do as many as you possibly can!

English

  • Firstly, I’d like you to think about the word persuasion. If you don’t know it see if you can find the definition in a dictionary or online. What does it mean to try to persuade someone? What might you want to persuade someone about? Make a list of things you could persuade people to do.
  • Next, I would like you to write you ‘Cold Task’ – a short piece of writing to persuade someone to allow you to do something/to get something it must give reasons why.
  • Then, look at the model text –Why you Should Join the Roman Army, and think about – What is the writer trying to persuade the reader to do? What do we think of the text? Are you persuaded?
  • Lastly, look through the text and find any words you don’t understand. Find out the meaning of these words.

 

Maths 

Should you get to the end of your books. Please go back through each PowerMaths book you have at home. 3B/3C or 4B/4C and complete any missed questions or revisit anything you found tricky. 

Power Maths books 3C and 4C follow the next lesson in sequence as they build on your previous learning each day. You can find the textbooks here:

Year 3: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear3

Year 4: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4

 

Science 

Mrs Shaw has put on a quiz for you to do on Science, which you can find on Education City. Please do this as soon as you get the chance.

You can also find a video here on evaporation which will give you the foundation you need to build your knowledge on for Science learning this week.

Topic

This week you will be learning all about Mount Vesuvius and it’s famous, yet devastating irruption over Pompeii.

You might find this video on the irruption interesting

and this example experiment of a volcano erupting equally awesome.

Other Learning

If you didn’t get chance last week. I’d like you to have a go at Roman Numerals this week too. Have a look at this video and then see if you can write down the numbers 1-20 for me.

 

I have uploaded more learning to Education City into a folder called ‘Holkham Home Learning 29/06/20′. I will keep the ’22/06/20 folder’ open so that you can still access anything from there if you haven’t yet completed it.

Don’t forget to give your Tackling Tables and Twinkl’s Times Table check a practice and learn your Year 3/4 statutory spellings too. Remember to look, say, cover, write and check each one until you get super fast and accurate. The focus spellings are on your under Monday’s English on the Home Learning Grid.

 

 

Reading

When you are reading for 10 minutes each day, ask your grown ups to challenge you with comprehension questions at the end of each page (comprehension question can be found in previous blogs or online).

If you would like additional reading comprehension resources you can find some here… Reading Booklets

 

A note for grown ups

Just in case you missed it – we are working on a class yearbook photo contest. If you have a photo of your child from when they were a baby that you wouldn’t mind sending to me for the competition, that’d be great. You can find more information about our plans here…  https://www.greyfriars.academy/2020/06/26/class-year-book-photos-contest/ 

Remember that you can (but do not have to) access learning resources from The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize which they are adding to daily.

 

Final Messages

I hope you have a great week this week. I really think you’ll love learning all about Mount Vesuvius – I’ve always found it so fascinating. I hope I can visit Pompeii one day.

Have great week Holkham,

Mr Sellers

Class Year Book Photo contest!

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Class Year Book 2020

This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?

Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only  these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!

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