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Video Volume Issues

 

Hello all.

 

I have had some feedback that some of my narration on PowrPoints through YouTube have been a bit quiet.

 

Apparently, according to some every complicated articles and video clips, is to do with something called Volume Normalization.

 

To solve this, it is suggested that in the Chrome Browser you install this extension.

 

 https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/volume-master/jghecgabfgfdldnmbfkhmffcabddioke?hl=en

 

I hope this helps.

 

Mr Saint

Reading Task Advice.

 

I do hope the children have been enjoying How to Skin a Bear.

 

I know that the reading tasks sheets are a little long and maintaining focus throughout them can be a challenge.

 

With that in mind, we have the following suggestions.

 

  • Every child should have a go a the During the Video questions.  The teacher in the video will go through the answers and suggest ways of answering these questions.
  • Children reading within their year group level should have a go at the After the Video questions.  While some of the language in these questions has been challenging, looking over the next few days the work does seem to become much more factual, which most children have more confidence in.
  • The Deeper Reading section is intended for confident readers, or those particularly inspired by the story.  Some children may find it too challenging, if so, please feel free to use your judgement as to whether having a go at it is a good idea.
  • Finally, when there is a reading task sheet, any further English tasks do not have to be completed.
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If there is anything else, please contact us through the year group email year3@greatberry.essex.sch.uk.

Weekly Tasks

 

Below are a series of weekly tasks that may be useful to you all.

 

These tasks are not compulsory - the intention is to give a bit extra to those who would like them or alternatives to those that need them.

Homework

UPDATE - 

 

Please note that 3GS Outdoor PE is now on a Tuesday.  The original document has been edited to reflect this change.

Welcome to Year 3 2020 to 2021!

 

Well, after a strange six months we have whole classes back at Great Berry which has been fantastic.

 

The children have coped incredibly well with their new routines.  Hand washing or sanitising continues at regular intervals and children are receiving regular reminders about social distancing within their bubbles.  Could adults at home keep impressing the importance of the new way of doing things in school?

 

Homework will be set every Thursday and should be completed by Tuesday of the following week.  There will be more information on homework later in the week as COVID has meant we will need to do things a little differently.

 

In the meantime, children should continue to read with an adult as often as possible, recording the times in their Reading Records.  Also, in the Reading Records is a note of your child’s current spelling group.  As I am sure you will appreciate, a little bit of shuffling of these groups may be necessary to balance the level of challenge with the building of confidence over the next few weeks.

 

((((CHANGE MADE HERE))))Outdoor PE day will be Tuesday for 3GS and Thursday for 3SK each week weather permitting.  PE will also take place at other times in the week indoors, but children will not change fully for indoor PE as these sessions are shorter.

 

The children are now keeping their water bottles at their desk to reduce movement in the classroom.  While a regular sip of water is very important to remain healthy and help with learning, some children are drinking a lot of water, well above the suggested 1.6 litres daily intake of a six to eight-year-old child.  While we would never stop someone drinking when they need to, please could you discuss with your children, as we are, the problems this creates as we are only able to allow one child at a time to leave the classroom for the toilet.

 

There are, unfortunately, many changes to get used to in Year 3 on top of the usual challenges of entering Key Stage 2.  We hope we can work together with parents to make this as effective a transition for pupils as possible.

 

Kindest Regards

The Entire Year 3 Team.

2020 to 2021 Yearly Overview

Year 3 Summer Challenges

Be an Author!  Plan, design and write your own information book over the summer.

You could write a book about one of the topics you have studied in Year 3 this year, or your own choice of topic.

Possible titles could be:

  • The Egyptians
  • The Stone Age
  • Plants
  • Humans
  • The Baroque Period
  • Cats
  • Rocks and Soils
  • Light and Shadows
  • How To Look After Hamsters
  • Healthy Eating Cook Book
  • Germany
  • Your own choice!

 

Research each chapter and remember to include pictures, labelled diagrams and plenty of facts.

Bring your book into school when you return as a Year 4 pupil to share with your new teacher.

You can of course do more than one topic if you would like.

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If you fancy being creative, how about re-creating paintings from a well-known artist

  1. Research your artist.
  2. Select some of their pieces of work and make your own versions of them.  You could re-create them using different mediums such as pencil, chalk, collage, watercolours….. You are the artist – you decide!
  3. Bring your collection of work into school to show your new class teacher, or take photos of the pieces to share with your class and teacher.

 

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Fitness Challenge.

Think of skill, activity or sport that you can safely practise at home, in the garden or in a safe, open space.

Practice three times a week.

Record how your much you improve.

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