12/07/2020 at 6:08 PM
Good morning. We hope you have had a lovely, relaxing weekend. As this is the final week of the current school year, this will be the the last week of blogs until September. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time teaching the children this year and we are very sad that we were not able to complete the year as we would usually like. We hope your child enjoys this last week of home learning and we look forward to seeing all the children again very soon.
White Rose Maths have produced some workbooks for parents that you can download at home or add to your kindle from amazon. Here is the link if you are interested: Workbook link
This week, we finish our topic on telling the time.
Lesson 1: Telling time to 5 minutes
Please spend a few days learning this. There are plenty of additional sheets and activities to practise in your packs.
Lesson 2: Hours and Days
In English this week we are putting the final finishing touches to our bee books. Over the next two days, we would like you to add an index to your book. Use the following slides to help you:
Other activities for this week
Listen to the story Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper then follow the recipe to make honey biscuits in your pack. Enjoy!
10/07/2020 at 11:25 AM
So as part of our work on bees, the Woodland Room bubble decided to take advantage of being next to the kitchen area of the Studio and try to make bread using honey. Normally, bread recipes ask for sugar to be added to help feed the yeast but instead we decided to use nature’s sweetener, honey, to do the job!
We measured out the ingredients, using our measuring skills from last week’s maths, and mixed them together to make our dough. We then kneaded it for 10 minutes until it became stretchy and smooth. After that, we let it prove for 2 hours until it doubled in size. We thought it looked like a giant doughy-pillow!
Next, we knocked it back (punched the air out of it), cut it into 3 smaller loaves and shaped it to our liking. Then, we let it prove again for another hour before we slashed the top and baked it in the oven for about 40 minutes.
The smell was amazing and the finished bread looked so good! Finally, we bagged it up and took it home to devour! Great job Woodland Room!
09/07/2020 at 6:54 PM
Thank you again for all your work so far this week. We are enjoying looking at your bee books!
Here are some activities for today:
There is no White Rose Maths lesson for today.
- Complete the measures assessment sheet if you haven’t already.
- Please look at the other time activities in your pack and complete the sheets for o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Next week we will learn how the tell time to the nearest 5 minutes!
There is a blank page in your bee book. What would you like to create a page about?
Here are some ideas:
- Did you know facts
- Other types of bees
- Bee Pollination
Next week we will complete our books by learning how to create contents, index pages and a glossary.
30 days Wild
Have you completed the challenge yet?
You can download this certificate once you have completed all of the challenges!
Photos and video from school- Bee visit and workshop
On Wednesday we were extremely lucky to watch Nicole, our beekeeper, transfer a new colony of bees into our school bee hive. Mr Harris was kitted out in his bee suit to see this first hand and help. The children watched this from the safety of the ‘bubbles’ via video link. Here is the video:
The clip is about 20 minutes long. At 4 minutes, Nicole begins to transfer frames covered with bees from the temporary box into the new hive. At 11 minutes, they add some empty frames to fill the hive and at 14 minutes Nicole shakes out the rest of the swarm. They feed the new hive at 16 minutes. What do they feed it with?
Afterwards, Nicole talked to the children from each bubble up next to the apiary, showing them the equipment and telling them lots of interesting things about bees. The children were truly fascinated and asked some brilliant questions.
Here are some photos of us doing our art work:
07/07/2020 at 3:38 PM
We hope you have enjoyed learning about bees this week. Thank you to everyone who is still at home who has sent their work in for us to look at.
We will be working on time now for the rest of the term. Do you have an analogue clock at home? You might like to use this teaching clock to show different times at home. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock
Lesson 3 o’clock and half past
Watch the video below then complete the activities in your pack to practise telling o’clock and half past times.
Lesson 4 Quarter past and quarter to
Watch the video below then complete the activities in your pack to practise quarter past and quarter to.
Over the next few days, we are going to be learning about why bees are so important. First we are going to do some reading and research. After that, we will write a report about what we have learnt.
Why are bees important?
Task: Find out and make a list of which foods bees help to pollinate. What would happen to these foods if bees died out?
Why are bees in danger?
Read this information and make notes about why bees are in danger.
How can we help the bees?
Task: to write a report in your bee book about why bees are important, why they are in danger and how we can help the bees.
Use the following sub-headings to help you organise your writing:
Virtual School Games
Watch the video for information about some fun challenges to try at home:
Photos from school
The children at school really enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.
05/07/2020 at 4:09 PM
Good morning. We hope you have enjoyed a lovely weekend. This week we are going to be learning more about bees, finishing our measures maths and starting some new maths all about telling the time.
See below for activities for Monday and Tuesday:
- Maths lesson 1 litres
- Maths lesson 2 temperature
- English/topic lesson- how bees make honey
- Reading and spelling for the week
Lesson 1 Litres
Watch the video and complete the worksheet.
Lesson 2 Temperature
Watch the video and complete the activities.
These lessons complete our work on measures. There is a measures assessment in your pack to complete.
Task: to write an explanation about how bees make honey.
Watch this video clip and look at the flow chart below to find out how bees make their delicious honey.
Now we would like you to write this information up as an explanation. Look at this example to help you. Don’t forget to include:
- read your welcome letter from your year 3 teacher!
- complete the reading comprehension on minibeasts
- Listen to the The Beeman story below:
02/07/2020 at 7:55 PM
Good morning. Thank you for all your hard work this week. Today, you can collect your pack for the final two weeks. There is also some information from your Year 3 teachers!
Next week we will continue with our work on measures and we will still be working on our bee books. Here are some activities for today.
Lesson 5: Millilitres
Watch the video and complete the activities. If you have a measuring jug you could practise measuring out different amounts of water.
Task: The Hive
Types of bee in the hive:
Parts of the hive: