Merlins (Y3)

Week commencing 6th July

2020-07-08 07:51:04 cfarrimond

Hello Merlins!

Gosh, I can’t believe how quickly this term has gone! With less than two weeks to go, please continue to make use of the Oak National Academy learning activities on offer and your Active Learn games. The weather is due to change for the better this weekend so make sure you get out in the garden or visit your local park for some much needed warm, fresh air.

Have a good week.

Mrs Farrimond

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Summer Home-learning Tasks (week 10)

2020-06-29 16:30:17 cfarrimond

Good afternoon Merlins,

I hope you have all had a great weekend, although the weather has certainly took a turn for the worse – it’s fre-freezing!

For this week’s home learning tasks, I would like to you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths, developing an understanding of clocks is the main theme this week, consolidating telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes, moving on towards the nearest 1 minute and by the end of the week being able to use different durations of time to find starting and finishing times.

In English, the theme is on composition with a particular focus on poetry at the beginning of the week. By the end of the week, I would like you to create a poem about something that is ‘special to you’. I look forward to reading your own ‘special’ poem.

There is a variety of foundation subjects to choose from this week. For instance, in PSHE the focus is about George Floyd and the catalyst for change and the Geography and Science links focuses on water and the mild weather in the UK.

Well done again to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have uploaded some more maths, spelling and grammar games for this week and please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and reading your special poems.

Stay safe and warm!

Mrs Farrimond

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Merlins' home learning tasks - week beginning 22nd June

2020-06-23 13:16:46 cfarrimond

Hello Merlins,

I hope that you are all keeping active and staying safe.

For this week’s learning, please continue to use the National Oak Academy learning for maths and English. For those who prefer to use the Active Learn resources I have uploaded some more tasks to your account. Additionally, the BBC Bitesize and WhiteRose maths also have superb learning resources available to view.

Finally, please make every effort to continue your daily reading and not forgetting practising your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

It’s going to be a lovely week this week so why not make the most of it and complete some of your Greenlands 50 things activities. The Woodland Trust website also has some fantastic nature activities for you and the family to do in the garden.

Take care and enjoy the sunny weather ahead.

Mrs Farrimond

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Week beginning 15th June

2020-06-16 11:58:50 cfarrimond

Good Afternoon Merlins!

Well done to those who have continued to send me photos and snapshots of the amazing work you have produced over the last few weeks. It really does make me so proud of how you’ve grown to be independent learners.

I am still in the process of contacting you all. Please don’t worry if you haven’t heard from me yet. Your time will come!

This week I would like you to continue the lessons on Oak National Academy website. Additionally please have a go at this week’s Whiterose Maths for an extra challenge.

I have also put on some extra reading, maths and spelling games on Active Learn for those who prefer this learning resource.

If you loved reading the book ‘The extraordinary colours of Auden Dare’ then please check this book out ‘A whisper of horses’ by the same author (Zillah Bethell). It is a MUST READ! I cannot put it down. Thank you Ava for the recommendation!

Finally, please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

Have a good week,

Mrs Farrimond


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Week beginning 8th June...

2020-06-09 11:35:28 cfarrimond

What a week! I am blown away by the quality of work that has been emailed to me this week. Outstanding!

This week I would like you to continue using the National Oak Academy home learning tasks as well as the reading resources available on Active Learn.

I have also updated TT Rockstars and have added some new timetables to particular groups who have requested this. Please look out for this week’s Whiterose Maths home learning which is all about equivalent fractions.

Spellzone is a fantastic website to use for investigating different spelling patterns. Please see below the link. It also gives you a list of words to practice when using a particular spelling rule. I have also uploaded the Year 3 and 4 spelling list for you to learn.


Word List Year 3 & 4!


I am making my way through phoning you all so if you have not heard from me yet. Don’t panic! I will be in touch…

Mrs Farrimond

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