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Amber Class Summer Term 1 — Week 1

Welcome to the Amber Class page.

Daily Activities:

  • TTRockstars
  • Year 3&4 spelling list -- practice words daily (concentrate on 5 at a time)
  • Additional times tables practice (Year 3 expectations are: 2,, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 10 times tables)
  • Amaven -- complete the Movement of the Day every day and try and complete the homework at least 3 times per week.

If you require additional work, please click this link and download the Year 3 resource pack:
W/C 20th April 2020

As this is Keeping Safe & Healthy Week, our writing will be based on this theme. I would like you to produce an information sheet all about why it is important to keep safe & healthy. Each day, I would like you to complete one section of the report. You can present your work however you like (a poster, a pamphlet, a PowerPoint presentation etc) but I would like you to remember to include facts in your work which you will need to research. Below are the 4 sections I would like you to cover. I suggest you break the task down by finding 5 facts for each section first then writing one section per day for the rest of the week.
Section 1:
Keeping physically fit
Section 2:
Mental well-being
Section 3:
Keeping safe (you could focus on online safety, road safety, safety around water — feel free to choose your own topic!)
Section 4:
A healthy diet


Maths work will predominantly be sourced from the White Rose Summer Term plans which not only follows the structure of maths used in school, but also has a full range of home learning material available. There will be additional tasks also provided below. The White Rose is available here
Activities for the work will be sent via ParentMail. If you experience any problems with this, please contact me at the class email address.

This week is our special 'Keeping Safe & Healthy' theme week. We will be considering various aspects of how to keep fit, healthy and safe throughout the week. Further information on the Zoom session on Thursday will be sent around via ParentMail.
We have also updated our E-Safety section of the Website and Mrs Richardson has asked that you complete the tasks under the 'Online Safety at Home' tab.

Task 1:
We have all been keeping safe by staying at home in recent weeks. While we have been at home, I am sure many of you have been enjoying the outdoors — whether riding a bike, going for a run, riding a horse, there will have been many ways you have been making sure you have been keeping fit and healthy. Today, I would like you to show me how you have been keeping safe when you have been enjoying the outdoors. For example, if you wear gloves, glasses, a helmet and shin guards when riding a bike, you could draw a diagram of them and annotate it to explain why these pieces of protective equipment are important.

Task 2:
Sports Day! Today, I would like you to complete various sporting activities at home — a 'Lockdown Olympics' if you will! Please do send in pictures or videos of yourselves completing lots of sporting activities. I will then create a video montage of what pupils have been up to!

Task 3:
Staying safe outdoors. Have a look at the poster about staying safe outdoors. Choose your own activity and create your own poster explaining how to stay safe when completing it (e.g. riding a horse, playing cricket, crossing a road, walking along the canal etc).

Task 4:

Thursday — CrossFit Kids will be running a Zoom sessions for us at 10:30. Try to complete the Zoom session if you can. You will need a school bag or similar and these can be weighted with baked bean cans etc if desired. Our session is scheduled to start at 10:30

Task 5:

Today I would like you to design (or make!!!) a nutritious 'Athlete's Breakfast"! Have a look at the resources available to download about nutrition and think about what a good breakfast would look like. You could write an explanation of why you have chosen the ingredients you have and, if you make your breakfast, you could write a review about how tasty it is!


Ancient Egyptian Activity Book
For anyone wanting additional activities, I have compiled the optional Ancient Egyptians Activity Book available to download.

Our Topic

Our topic in Amber class for the Summer Term is the Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring the age of the Egyptians considering their way of life, the pyramids and their religion. We will look at what made these periods in history special exploring the discoveries and inventions. In D&T we will look at various ways we could construct our own pyramid and we will create our own hieroglyphics in art.

Throughout the term we will look at the book 'Demolition Dad' by Phil Earle. We will be researching and writing factual pieces about demolition, construction and machinery as well as using the book to inspire our own narratives. The children will be able to discover what could happen and show off their writing skills. Throughout this term we will be looking at editing and improving our work through ambitious vocabulary and use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. . Understanding the importance of sentence structure and the use of punctuation to develop the atmosphere in your writing. We will also be consolidating knowledge of spellings taught so far and continuing to use the Year 3 & 4 word list.

Throughout the term we will be covering the areas of fractions, time, geometry and measurement. We will use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use and explain why we have tackled a question in a particular way. We will continue our work on number place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication & division during our daily mental maths sessions.

In Science we will be considering Magnetism during the first half term, looking at forces of attraction and repulsion. After half term, we will move on to Light and investigating light & dark, reflection, questions of light safety and shadows. .

In P.E. we will split our sessions between skills based development and a sports session where we will use these in a game or performance setting. This term, our main sport focus will be Athletics, moving on to striking & fielding towards the end of the summer term.

In art, we will be investigating Art through the ages including hieroglyphics, mosaics and tribal art. We will also look at various techniques pioneered by famous artists, using these create our own landscapes of Egyptian settings as well as creating an individual cartouche.

Recorder lessons will continue on Thursday afternoons where children will now be working towards the goal of participating in the Musical Showcase which will hopefully happen later this term.

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