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Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Topaz

Welcome to Topaz Class


Teacher: Mr Poole
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams and Mrs Silvester

 

 

The Topaz Apple 
Topaz is a dessert apple, first cultivated in Czechoslovakia, and is one of the best, modern, disease-resistant apples. The Topaz apple is related to the James Grieve and Lord Lambourne. It is a medium-sized apple with a yellow skin which is covered with a crimson blush. It is crunchy and crisp.

School Closure - Home Learning

 

Children should continue to practise their spelling and maths using Spelling Shed, Sumdog, NumberGym, Phonics Play and Rockstars, keep up with their daily reading, and learn the moosical songs.

Please also see the Homework Grids for all six terms, as well as mathematical puzzles and problems (which do not need to be printed).

In addition, there is a selection of reading, writing, Maths and Science activities below.

Finally, the weblinks  will take you to the websites we use regularly in school, many of which include videos and interactive games and activities, including GoNoodle and Espresso.

 

Essential Activities:

 

  1. Read daily for at least 15-20 minutes and complete Reading Record Books.
  2. Learn 10 words on the weekly spelling list. These words are also on Spelling Shed and the children need to play at least 5 games on their homework assignment each week.
  3. Learn the 3,4 and 8 times tables using Times Table Rockstars. Children need to play in the Studio to improve their Rock Status.

Home Timetable and Weekly Themes

Keeping routines in place will help your child to be successful whilst they are learning at home.  We highly recommend putting a timetable in place to support them.  Please see the example timetable you could follow.

There are lots of activities for the children to choose from on this page.

Alternatively, children might like to follow the theme for the week and choose from the activities linked to that theme. See below for our first theme - Robots!

8:00 - 8:30 

Wake up

Wash, make your bed and get dressed for the day

8:30 – 9:00 

Breakfast

 

9:00 – 9:30

Morning Walk

 

Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

9:30 – 10:30 

Learning Time 

No Electronics 

Maths tasks such as times tables, number bonds, 4 operations, flash cards English tasks such as reading, writing stories, keeping a journal, spellings

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Break 

Eat a piece of fruit or healthy snack  Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

11:00 – 12:00

Creative Time

Legos, drawing, crafting, playdough, cooking, baking, painting  

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch Time

 

12:30 – 1:00

Quiet Time

Reading, sewing, drawing, puzzles, nap

1:00 – 1:30

Chore Time

Help around the house by cleaning surfaces, tidying, dusting, sweeping or doing dishes 

1:30 – 2:30 

Learning Time

Electronics OK

Maths or English Activities 

2:30 – 3:30

Project or

Experiment Time

Perform science experiments, history research projects, virtual field trips, DT model or structure building

3:30 – 4:00

Afternoon Walk

Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

4:00 – 5:00 

Free Time

 

5:00 – 6:00

Family Dinner

 

6:00 – 8:00 

Free Time 

 

8:00 

Bedtime

Bath or shower, brush teeth, bedtime story 

Super Spelling

Children need to access Spelling Shed on a daily basis to work on their weekly list of 10 spelling words or phonic sounds; these can be accessed online by following the link in the Useful Weblinks section below.

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Magic Maths

In Maths, we have covered place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measuring length and perimeter, and fractions. The children also need to develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. Children need to use Times Tables Rockstars to secure their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables; they are expected to know these, and the 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3. The link for Times Table Rockstars is in the Useful Weblinks section below.

 

As well as practising their tables, we will set up a weekly Battle of the Bands for the children to compete in - this could be class against class, girls against boys, or year group against year group.

 

We use the White Rose Maths programme in lessons. The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five brand new maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. You can access these resources by following the link below.

Sumdog

Help your child enjoy mathematics by using another engaging mathematical program called Sumdog. It uses games to encourage children, and automatically adapts to your child’s needs. To help with our mathematics learning, we’d like you to encourage your child to play a little Sumdog each week. As they play, Sumdog asks questions that are tailored to their individual learning. You can use the Sumdog website on your computer, or download the iPad or Android app. The link to the Sumdog website is below. Children have been given their login details in a letter.

 

Children can play in national and local contests, complete challenges and assessments set by their teacher or compete against each other in class competitions. They will need to revisit Sumdog regularly to see the latest events and check whether the House is open!

 

Sumdog is not just for maths either - children can choose maths, spelling or reading skills to practise.

Mathematical Challenges

These puzzles and problems are intended to challenge children and extend their thinking. While some of them may be solved fairly quickly, others will need perseverance! Children may need to draw on a range of skills to solve the problems. These include: working systematically, sorting and classifying information, reasoning, predicting and testing hypotheses, and evaluating the solutions.

Ready for Reading

Regular practice at home will make a real difference!

Children in Year 3 should read most nights of the week for at least 10 minutes.

Please encourage your child to read a range of texts such as stories, information books, picture books, newspapers and poetry.

Children should record the books they read in their Reading Record Book and there is also space for them to write a comment about their book. You will need to initial their Reading Record Book each time they make an entry.

Book Reviews

After every 5 weeks, there is a page for children to choose one book they have read in the last month to review. This does not have to be their favourite book and they do not have to wait until the end of the month to complete this.

Ready for Writing

Please find below some resources to help children with their writing.

  • Inside the Creativity Challenges are 12 Night Zookeeper themed creative drawing and writing prompts, designed to get imaginations flowing. The activities are for children 6 - 12 years of age. There are 12 Challenges (25 pages).
  • The Creative Writing Resource Pack includes extracts from the very first story of the Night Zookeeper and his journey into the magical Night Zoo. The activities are for children 6 - 12 years of age. There are 10 lessons (55 pages).
  • The Poetry Resource Pack aims to develop children's understanding of different poems and their ability to create their own acrostic, rhyming and adverb poems.
  • The Magical Animal Creator is a great way to get your children to think outside the box. It challenges them to combine various different objects and animals together in order to create a brand new magical animal that nobody has seen before!  

Termly Homework Challenge Grids

Children may also choose from the Homework Challenges on the grids below. These are designed to inspire those children who want to deepen their learning. 

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It's A Lovely Day!

Don't Mess With Mr Bull!

Come To My Stall

Little Seeds, Big Seeds

It Can't Do It On Its Own

Wonderful Wildlife

We Sowed A Seed

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS

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