Year 3

Fractions!
We understand that fractions can be a little tricky for us in year 3 and even us adults sometimes so we've attached some extra worksheets for you to give a go, if you are struggling. 

Mr Marsh has a challenge for you

 

Let’s start next week as a positive and active one!

Mr Marsh has a mission for you all!

Can you complete these daily challenges? We’d love to see photos of all of you getting involved.

Send your photos in to -adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk 

 

 

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Message from Miss Willis and Miss Whippy

Hello Year 3 smiley
 

It has been lovely seeing some of you in school over the last couple of weeks. We just want you to know that we miss you all very much and can’t wait to see you again! 
 

Over the next two weeks, Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will be phoning those of you who are at home. We want to hear all about what you have been getting up to! We know that by now you have now found out whether you will have Miss Cunningham or Mr Prosser in September. We are sure you are very excited and we are happy to answer your questions about next year when we call.
 

Well done for being so resilient! We can’t wait to speak to you heart

Hello to our new Year 4 children!

 

We have created this video for you to introduce your new teachers in September.

Mr Prosser will be teaching in Birch class and Miss Cunningham will be teaching in Horse Chestnut class.

 

We understand that you haven't received your class list yet but please be aware that we are looking to inform you all asap.

We can't wait to meet you all in September!

 

From The Year 4 team  :)
 

 


(Please follow link below to view)

 

https://www.facebook.com/1132732683554839/videos/3431446093545716/

 

Olympic Primary week

Hi Bidbury Families!πŸ™Œ

 

Here are some ideas to get the children moving this week. These can be done in the comfort of your own home. Please make sure you send us your photos or attach them to this post and we can send them to HampshireSGO :).

Can't wait to see your photos!

 

LETS GET MOVING!,

 

Mr Marsh

Home Learning

We hope that you have all been enjoying working you way through the English and Reading home learning packs which we released earlier in the lockdown. HIAS have now released some more for you so we thought we would add them below. We will also repost the older ones just in case you haven't seen them. Please send us in your work as we love to see what you are all getting up to! Keep up the fantastic work Year 3!

 

English

Reading

Creative Home Study Projects

Week 10 - All At Sea (Geography)

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White Rose Maths - Week 10

TT Rock Stars

Well done to all of you who competed against Year 4 in the latest tournament. We were doing so well and it looked like we were going to win. Unfortunately, Year 4 managed to beat us in the end. We still had an amazing score of 6,797! We are so proud of all the hard work you put in. Keep your eyes peeled for the next one...

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End of the week report

Every Friday Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will write a 'end of the week report' here on our class page to say well done to those of you who have been doing fantastic learning at home. Please remember to email in any photos you have of what you have been up to so we can say well done to you. Our email is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

TT Rock Stars

This week, 23% of Willow Class and 17% of Beech Class logged on to TT  Rock Stars. We know that more of you have now returned to school so that may explain the lower numbers. Well done to those of you at home who are still playing daily! This week we have been looking at who has spent the most time doing their times tables. 

These pupils have played the most:

1. Jenson (Beech)

2. Noah (Beech)

3. Owen (Willow)

4. Jack (Willow)

5. Laila (Willow)

 

Bug Club

We have been so pleased to see so many of you at home still reading daily on Bug Club! Year 3 are still in the lead across the school for most books read. Well done, Year 3! This week we have been looking at who has been reading the most.

These pupils have read the most books:

1. Noah (Beech) - 49 books

2. Chloe (Beech) - 40 books

3. Tommy (Willow) - 29 books

 

We will update you next Friday with another weekly report. 

A quick update...

Some of you may have seen on our school's Facebook page that the Year 3 teachers for the next school year have been announced. Miss Willis is staying in Year 3 next year and the other Year 3 teacher is someone new to our school - called Mr Muir. That obviously means that Miss Whippy will be moving year groups. We know that some of you have been asking when we have phoned about who your child's teacher will be in Year 4. As soon as we have finalised the new class lists, we will let you know what class your child will be in and who their teacher will be. Watch this space!

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Fantastic home learning

Hi Year 3! Miss Willis here smiley

 

I just wanted to give a shout out to Jack and Tommy for everything they have been doing whilst at home. Jack has been working very hard on his handwriting. I can't wait to see how beautiful it is when we are all back in school! Both boys have produced some amazing work on their English topic of 'Something Fishy' too. Now, we all know in Willow Class how much Tommy loves his times tables - he has now got his speed to 0.59 seconds on TT Rock Stars! Wow! Amazing work, boys! Tommy is definitely faster than me now at times tables...

 

I am so proud of you all for everything you are doing at home. I miss you all so much and can't wait to see your faces again. Please send me photos of what you have been up to as it makes me so happy to hear from you. Hopefully I'll see you all soon!

 

Miss Willis x

Creative Home Study Projects

Week 9 - Flights of Imagination (English & Geography)

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White Rose Maths - Week 9

TT Rock Stars

Some of you may have noticed that we are currently battling Year 4 again on TT Rock Stars. We are currently in the lead with 1,058 points! The tournament ends on 27th June so we have plenty of time to make sure that we win. Last time we won with a mind-blowing 19,441 points!!! Lets knock it out the park again! yes

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End of the week report

Every Friday Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will write a 'end of the week report' here on our class page to say well done to those of you who have been doing fantastic learning at home. Please remember to email in any photos you have of what you have been up to so we can say well done to you. Our email is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

TT Rock Stars

Last week, 50% of Willow Class have been playing, whereas only 27% of Beech Class logged on. We were pleased to see that more of you from Beech class have been on TT Rock Stars this week. Well done! This week we have been looking at the most coins earned. 

These pupils have earnt the most coins:

1. Tommy (Willow) - 26,596 coins

2. Jack (Willow) - 16,377 coins

3. Owen (Willow) - 4,283 coins

4. Noah (Beech) - 1,131

5. Jenson (Beech) - 1,060

 

Bug Club

We have been so pleased to see so many of you reading on Bug Club this week! We have moved four children up a book band and we now have somebody on blue. Well done Year 3! Keep up the good work! This week we have been looking at the children who have done the most quizzes.

These pupils have done the most quizzes:

1. Noah (Beech) - 391

2. Chloe (Beech) - 296

3. Tommy (Willow) - 255

 

We will update you next Friday with another weekly report. 

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Vile Victorians

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy are now both back in school teaching key worker children. We are not allowed to teach from the National Curriculum, but we have created some lessons that we thought you might also enjoy at home. This week, we are learning about the Victorians. We know that some of you enjoyed reading the 'Horrible Histories' books, so you might already know a lot about this era! We have attached the resources that you will need below. Let us know how you get on and don't forget to send us pictures of your finished work: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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Lesson 1

Create a top-trump about Queen Victoria.

Lesson 2

What inferences can you make about Victorian life from these photos? Complete a read aloud, think aloud (the children know what this means!)

Lesson 3

Complete a Venn diagram comparing Victorian and modern schools.

Lesson 4

Write a diary from the perspective of someone living in the Workhouse.

Lesson 5

Discuss the pros and cons of the Industrial Revolution.

Diversity week

 

Bidbury families let’s get involved!🌟
 

https://www.justlikeus.org

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End of the week report

Every Friday Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will write a 'end of the week report' here on our class page to say well done to those of you who have been doing fantastic learning at home. Please remember to email in any photos you have of what you have been up to so we can say well done to you. Our email is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

TT Rock Stars

Last week, only 23% of Year 3 had played TT Rock Stars. Well done to those of you who been playing this week. 50% of Willow Class have been playing, whereas only 27% of Beech Class logged on. Come on Beech Class! We want to see more of you playing next week. This week we have been looking at the most coins earned and also the amount of answers answered correctly. 

These pupils have earnt the most coins:

1. Tommy (Willow) - 92,468 coins

2. Jack (Willow) - 26,202 coins

3. Owen (Willow) - 5,329 coins

These pupils have answered the most questions correctly:

1. Tommy (Willow) - 9,544 answers correct

2. Jack (Willow) - 3,297 answers correct

3. Owen (Willow) - 599 answers correct

 

Bug Club

Thank you for bearing with us while we sorted the issues with Bug Club last week. We hope that you have had much better luck with it this week, and if not please get in contact and we will look into the issue for you. This week we have looked at who has read the most books in Year 3.  

1. Noah (Beech)

2. Chloe (Beech)

3. Tommy (Willow)

 

We will update you next Friday with another weekly report. 

Phoning Home

Hello Willow Class,

 

It has been lovely speaking to some of you on the phone today! I love chatting to you and hearing all about what you have been up to at home. I didn't have time to get hold of everyone today, but I will phone those of you who I didn't speak to you next week. I'm so pleased you have all been enjoying the home learning we have been setting. I can't wait to see your photos! Have a good weekend everyone! smiley

 

From Miss Willis x

 

PS. I have added some more pictures of Maggie, as I know you all love seeing her. You can see her sat in my garden with her beloved ball... I took this in between phone calls (and the rain) today. She is now cuddled up fast asleep!

Let There Be Light!

At this point in the year, Year 3 would normally be starting our new science topic about light. Because we still do not know if or when your children will be returning to school, we thought that you might like to start this topic at home. We have found some fantastic lessons for you to do all about 'light'. We have added the power point presentations for the lessons and the resources below. We hope you find it useful. Please send us photos or videos of the work you and your child complete around this topic: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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Creative Home Study Projects

Week 8 - Caring for Each Other (PDL)

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White Rose Maths - Week 8

Important Information

In the summer term, as a school we usually have our year groups photos. We are sad that we cannot currently offer these to parents during these difficult times. However, we have worked with Fraser Portraits to come up with a solution and have used the pictures that were taken in the autumn term to create a virtual group.

 

We understand at Bidbury that these images are very popular with the pupils and parents, so please contact adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk to request your proof card id to view and order your year group photo.

 

⭐️Bidbury Family Challenge⭐️

To put a smile on our faces and to have a giggle with our families. This week’s challenge is for you all to show us your best ‘fancy dress read’ this will involve you dressing up in your best fancy dress or craziest outfit whilst reading your favourite book. 🎁 

 

Year 3, we know how amazing you all are at dressing up so we are certain that someone from Year will win this week's challenge!!! Make sure you all enter! We can't wait to see your photos laugh. Maybe even some of the staff will give it a go (hehe)πŸ™Š...

 

Entries need to be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. All entries this week must be sent to the school via Facebook Messenger or on the Facebook post on our school page. You cannot email your entries this week.

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TT Rock Stars

Year 3 we need you to all work very hard on TT Rock Stars over the next week or so. As of tomorrow (Saturday 6th June), we will be battling against Year 4 again. Last time, they beat us - but we will win this time, won't we? Get your times tables caps on and get ready to smash it against Year 4! We will post the results when it ends on 13th June. Go Year 3!!!yes

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End of the week report

Every Friday Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will write a 'end of the week report' here on our class page to say well done to those of you who have been doing fantastic learning at home. Please remember to email in any photos you have of what you have been up to so we can say well done to you. Our email is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

TT Rock Stars

Unfortunately, only 23% of Year 3 have been playing TT Rock Stars this week. We hope that next week see we see more of you have been playing. TT Rock Stars have update their website so we can see more data about how you are using it at home. This week, we have looked at how coins have been earnt across the school and we are very pleased two children in Year 3 have made the top 3 across the school!

These pupils have earnt the most coins:

1. Samuel (Horse Chestnut - Year 4)

2. Jack (Willow - Year 3)

3. Tommy (Willow - Year 3)

 

Bug Club

We are aware that many of you have experienced problems with Bug Club this week. Thank you for notifying us and we hope that we have now resolved the issue. Just like with TT Rock Stars, this week we have looked at who has been using Bug Club the most across the school. We cannot believe that the top 3 children in the whole school are in Year 3! That is amazing! We are so proud of you all! 

1. Chloe (Beech)

2. Jenson (Willow)

3. Tommy (Willow)

 

We will update you next Friday with another weekly report. laugh

More home updates!

Noah has been busy this week learning all about the Romans and has even made his own Roman sword and shield! We are really impressed, Noah. We think you would have made a good Roman soldier. 

 

James has also spent this week learning about the Romans. He has made an excellent Roman mosaic of a robot! Well done, James. It must have taken you a very long time cutting out and sticking down your tessera. We love it!

 

Jenson followed Miss Willis' instructions on how to make a doggy icelolly. He sent us a photo of his adorable dog, Dexter, enjoying his new treat. Have any of you tried it yet? Give it a go - your dogs will love you even more for it!

Job applications for September 2020
At our school, every year we advertise jobs that become available for you to apply for! We are always blown away with the response we get from all of our children at Bidbury and feel very proud that so many of you would like to be involved. However, we know that SLT will invite you to an interview if your application is successful and this is your time to shine! 

 

 We understand that with the current school circumstances we are unable to do the normal process with our job applications, so we are holding it out a little longer and giving you time to get planning and write up those drafts! 

Please read the job roles that will become available for you to apply for... your teachers will keep you updated when your applications can be submitted to SLT!

 

 

 

Bug Club

Hello parents. We have received several emails over the last couple of days from some of you telling us you have been having some issues with the site. This is just a quick update to tell you that we are working on it now to try and resolve these problems. Keep us updated if you are still experiencing difficulties. Thank you!

More home updates

Eva-Mai sent in this photograph of her after she planted her sunflower seed. Her nanny has set her and her brother a challenge to see who can grow the biggest sunflower. They are very glad the rain has decided to make an appearance so it can get some water! Good luck, Eva-Mai! Make sure you keep us posted.

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Jenson and his mummy have made a slideshow video of all the things he has been up to during lockdown. We were glad to hear that you are enjoying being at home, Jenson and we all miss you too! Miss Willis loved seeing your dinosaur head and was very jealous of all the delicious things you have been making!

Jenson’s Lockdown

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We LOVE hearing from you so please send us any photos and/or updates to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

Another Super Student!

Miss Willis wants to say a massive well done to Jenson from Willow Class for working so hard during the half term. His mum emailed the school today with a photo to show all the work Jenson has completed about the Romans (you can still see the lessons lower down on our page). Jenson has made a poster informing the public about the Romans, made his own AMAZING Roman villa, created his own Roman mosaic and also completed a timeline outlining the Roman invasion of Britain. Well done, Jenson! You have made Miss Willis very proud and you should feel proud of yourself too! laugh

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Hello from Maggie

Hi everyone! smiley 
 

I know that some of you said on the phone said that you loved seeing Maggie here on our page, so I thought I would send you a little video of her. Over half term, I noticed she was getting very hot in the garden with all the lovely sunshine we have been having, so I decided to make her a ‘doggy icelolly’. You can see in the video below her enjoying it as I explain how I made it. I know lots of you have got dogs at home so I wondered if you would like to try and make your own dog icelolly? Send any photos of them to me on: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

Speak to you soon! Stay safe!

Miss Willis x

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Super Student Alert!

Miss Willis would like to say well done to Owen from Willow Class for his fantastic work on the Romans. Last week, Owen created a time line about the Roman's occupation of Britain (you can see a photo of it if you scroll down). This week, Owen has been busy writing about what he already knew about the Romans. He was lucky enough to visit Butser Ancient Farm with his family last summer and included some fantastic pictures of his visit there. I think you will all like reading his work - especially because he has written mostly about toilets! Fantastic work, Owen. Miss Willis is really pleased you are enjoying learning about the Romans. Keep it up!

White Rose Maths -  Week 7

Creative Home Study Projects

Week 7 - Get Moving (DT & Science)

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⭐️Bidbury Family Challenge⭐️

 

With school opening up to Year 6 and more keyworker/ vulnerable families, we would like our wonderful children to help us! The government have made us lots of posters, about how to stay safe during the reopening, however they aren’t very exciting or child friendly! 

 

This week’s challenge is therefore to create an informative poster about washing hands and social distancing. The winning poster will then be displayed around the school to help keep everyone at school safe - along with your prize being delivered the following Monday! 🎁 

 

We will post a copy of the posters that we currently have around the school on Monday to give you some inspiration and the facts we need to be visible! 
 

Entries need to be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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End of the week report

Every Friday Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will write a 'end of week report' here on our class page to say well done to those of you who have been doing fantastic learning at home. Please remember to email in any photos you have of what you have been up to so we can say well done to you. Our email is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

TT Rock Stars

Well done to those of you who took part in our TT battle against year 4. Unfortunately, year 4 won the battle with 8,602 points. We were still very impressed with all of you who took part - we got 6,114 points, which is amazing! Well done everyone! 

This week the fastest students are:

1. Lily (Willow) with a speed of 1.05 seconds

2. Tommy (Willow) with a speed of 1.48 seconds

3. Jack (Willow) with a speed of 1.81 seconds.

These pupils have earnt the most coins:

1. Maddie (Beech) with 143,281 coins

2. Chloe (Beech) with 74,242 coins

3. Laila (Willow) with 32,429 coins

 

Bug Club

We want to say a huge well done to those of you who have been keeping up with your reading on Bug Club. This week, we have been looking at how many quizzes you have all completed so far. Noah (Beech) has completed 281, Chloe (Beech) has completed 249 and  Jack (Willow) has completed 233. We also want to say another well done to Noah and Chloe who both moved up book bands this week. Amazing reading year 3! Keep up the fantastic work!

 

We will update you next Friday with our weekly report. laugh

More home updates!

Hello everyone. We hope you have all been enjoying your 'half term' this week. What have you all been up to? We have had a few updates from some of you so we thought we would share them here as we know you all love seeing what your classmates have been getting up to. 

 

Chloe has been measuring her fruit and vegetables that she is growing at home. Chloe’s Sweetcorn is at 12 cm and her Carrots at 10 cm. She will measure them again in a few weeks to see how much they have grown. Well done, Chloe! We bet they will be delicious when they are ready to eat!

 

Owen has been busy this week learning about the Romans and remembering all the Roman sketches he has seen on Horrible Histories. He sent in a photo of a timeline he has made about the Roman occupation of Britain. Fantastic work, Owen! We particularly like how you added diagrams to support your ideas. 

 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy LOVE seeing photos of what you are doing at home so please send us an email update to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

⭐️ Bidbury Family Challenge ⭐️ 
 

This week’s challenge has been set by Mrs Mason! πŸŽ‰

 

Mrs Mason would like you to create your own clip to respond to the staff ‘Champion’ video as she loved it so much! You can be as creative as you like! πŸŽ΅πŸ•ΊπŸΏ 

 

We cannot wait to see what you create! 😊
Entries need to be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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Brilliant Baking!

Well done to those of you who entered the Bidbury Family Challenge this week. We really enjoyed seeing pictures of your creations - and they made us very hungry! Although no one from year 3 won, we are proud of each of your entries. We wanted to give special shout outs to Jenson and Logan. We bet your cupcakes were very yummy, Logan! And Jenson, your cheese straws and cherry cake looked delicious! Well done boys! We can’t wait to see your entries to next week’s challenge...

Sunny Summer Days

We have really enjoyed speaking to you all this week and I must admit I've been a little jealous every time I've called somebody and their parent has said "I'll just get them out the pool!"

Chloe's photos have made me even more jealous, I must get myself a pool to enjoy this lovely weather. Even if you don't have a garden I hope you've been enjoying taking walks in the sun.shine. 

Update From Miss Willis

Hello every one! smiley

 

It has been so lovely this week speaking to you all on the phone. I have missed you all very much so it was nice to catch up. I wasn't able to get hold of all of you so I will try to call again after half term. I loved hearing about what you have all been busy doing and was very pleased to hear you are all happy and safe!

 

I have added some pictures below. You can see how big my frogs are getting since I started feeding them small crickets (YUCK!). The one on the stick is Dave and the one on the pond weeds is Mr Stink! I have also added a photo of one of the many tennis balls Maggie has destroyed... She is being as naughty as ever! Today she knocked over a flower pot and broke it! 

 

As I said on the phone, as soon as we have any updates about coming back to school when it is safe to do so we will let you know. In the mean time stay safe! I hope we will all be able to see each other soon. Well done for being SO resilient Willows!

 

From Miss Willis heart

End of the week report

Hello everyone. We hope you are all safe and well. Seeing as we have all been at home for quite a while now, we thought it might be nice to start something new. Every Friday Miss Willis and Miss Whippy will write a 'end of week report' here on our class page to say well done to those of you who have been doing fantastic learning at home. Please remember to email in any photos you have of what you have been up to so we can say well done to you. Our email is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

TT Rock Stars

Well done to those of you who have been taking part in our TT battle against year 4. The battle ends on 23rd May at 10am so you still have time to enter! Currently year 4 are in the lead with 7,796 points. Come on year 3! We can beat them! 

This week the fastest students are:

1. Lily (Willow) with a speed of 1.05 seconds

2. Laila (Willow) with a speed of 2.05 seconds

3. Tommy (Willow) with a speed of 2.19 seconds.

These pupils have earnt the most coins:

1. Maddie (Beech) with 141,431 coins

2. Chloe (Beech) with 74,092 coins

3. Laila (Willow) with 32,429 coins

 

Bug Club

We want to say a huge well done to those of you who have been keeping up with your reading on Bug Club. We now have three children who have been moved up to the next bookband. Well done to Maddie (Beech), Tommy (Willow) and Jenson (Willow). We can't wait to see how many more of you move up next week! We can see that Noah (Beech), Jenson (Beech) and Jack (Willow) are pretty close...

 

Keep up the good work everyone! We will update you next Friday with our weekly report. laugh

White Rose Maths - Week 6

Star Student Alert

We know it can be difficult focusing at home on your learning and every little bit helps! From our phone calls home (we haven't got through everybody yet though) we understand that everybody is trying their best. Henry has worked really hard on his maths with his mum and nan at home and the teachers are all really proud of how resilient you have been. Keep up the good work Henry you're a star. 

Creative Home Study Projects

HIAS have released some creative home study projects for schools to send out to parents. The new home study projects will be released weekly with the aim of supporting parents and carers with home study and to foster independence in children. All activities are based on foundation subjects with aspects of English and maths. We have added them below for you to try. Let us know how you get on!

 

Week 1 - The Great Indoors and Outdoors (science and DT)

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Week 2 - Spring into Spring (Art and DT)
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Week 3 - All Around Us (science)
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Week 4 - Homes (geography)
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Week 5 - What I Want To Be (history and PDL)
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Week 6 - This Way, That Way (geography)
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Rotten Romans

At this point in the year, we would normally be learning all about the Romans in history. As we do not yet know whether your children will be coming back to school anytime soon, we thought you might want to get a head start with this topic. We have found some fantastic resources and tasks which enables the children to learn about the Romans in a hands-on way. We have added the pdf documents for each of these lessons below as well as a link to some BBC Bitesize clips to support learning. 

 

Lesson 1

Make your own posters to inform the public about the Romans.

Lesson 2

Make your own Roman villa. 

Lesson 3

Design and make your own Roman mosaic.

Lesson 4

Create your own timeline outlining the Roman invasion of Britain. 

 

You can be as creative as you like for each of these lessons/tasks. You can even get the whole family involved! We cannot wait to see your final outcomes. Email photos of each of the completed tasks to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk and we will upload them to our class page here!

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From everyone at Bidbury...

Hello year 3 laugh

We hope you are all safe and well. Some of you may have already seen this, but all the staff at Bidbury Junior School made our own music video for our school song 'Champion'. We hope you like it! Every member of staff misses you all SO much and we cannot wait to be reunited once more. Whatever the government decides, about if and when it is safe for us all to return, know that the Bidbury team will be ready and waiting to see you all very soon. In the mean time, we miss you, stay strong and keep safe!

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⭐️Bidbury Family Challenge⭐️

This week’s family challenge is all about dusting off your aprons and getting your hands dirty in the kitchen!
 

We would like you to get cooking together as a family. This might be a family recipe that you love to make or it could be you stepping out of your comfort zone and trying to cook or bake something new! It would be great if you could upload the recipe and instructions too to create a bank of ideas for other families in our school community to try! 😊

 

We cannot wait to have our Facebook page filled with pictures of your wonderful creations 🧁πŸͺπŸ₯§πŸ²πŸ₯—

 

Entries need t o be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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Perfect Pictures!

Well done to everyone who entered the 'Bidbury Family Challenge' this week. Miss Willis and Miss Whippy were very impressed with your photos of things you find beautiful in nature. While we didn't win the challenge this week, we loved seeing all the wonderful pictures on our school Facebook page. We added some of this week's entries from year 3 below:

 

Photo 1 - Isla from Willow Class

Isla's photo is from a place her family call their 'secret spot' as nobody is ever there and it is so beautiful and relaxing. Isla has spent some time there splashing with her siblings and her parents whilst out on their daily walks.

Photo 2 - Henry from Willow Class

Henry and his sister had some baby caterpillars delivered about a month ago. They have been looking after them and observing them as they changed into painted lady butterflies. They released them outside their house.

Photos 3 & 4 - Chloe from Beech Class

Chloe's family thought they had lost this Australian tree fern last year but they looked after it all winter with banana skins and now they are very proud to say that it has new life.

 

Well done, Henry, Chloe and Isla. We love your photos! We can't wait to see your entries for next week's challenge...

White Rose Maths - Week 5
White Rose Maths - Week 4
White Rose Maths - Week 3
White Rose Maths - Week 2
White Rose Maths - Week 1
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Hello parents smiley

 

As a school, we use 'White Rose Maths'. They have recently updated their website with weekly maths lessons for your children to complete. We have had a look and the resources are very good. Before you try each lesson, show the relevant video to your child as it explains the tasks, models and strategies needed to solve each problem. We will now be uploading the lessons and video links each week. We will also upload the answer sheets so you can check the work after your child has completed each task. This week is all about fractions. Let us know how you get on! 

 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy laugh

At school we have been playing lots of Kahoot Quizzes, so we all thought it would be a great idea to create our own Bidbury Junior School themed quiz. Our quizzes will test what you remember about our school from the teachers to places around the school. 

We would LOVE for as many of you to play these quizzes! Remember to use your name as the username so we know who has played.

 

Year 3/4  quiz

https://kahoot.it/challenge/01842387?challenge-id=edacf68f-17cd-4b6f-b1fc-2c9bc070f708_1589296471418

Game PIN: 01842387

Environment challenge:

As some of you know, I absolutely love science and I want to get you all excited and engaged with the subject too. I have been busy this year running the 'Clean Air Project' and have also helped to design an outdoor classroom for our school. I am passionate about our environment too and now I want all of you to get involved. 

 

I am challenging you to complete this 'helping the environment' pack. It included three exciting and creative activities:

1. Design your own eco-school

2. Create your own environment magazine

3. Nature Hunt

 

You don't have to do all three activities but I would like you to complete at least one. Email your finished work to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

From Miss Willis laugh

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Home Learning Resources

Hello parents smiley

First of all, we would like to thank you for all you are doing at home. We know this time is challenging and can appreciate the difficulties in engaging the children with home learning. We can't wait to have your little ones back with us when it is safe to do so. We miss them very much!

Secondly, we would like to let you know that Hampshire Advisory Services (HIAS) have released some home learning teaching resources that you can follow at home. This includes maths, English and guided reading. We have attached some of the resources they have provided below as well as links to their website. As a school, we use HIAS resources so the children are familiar with the activities they suggest and understand how the learning journeys work. We hope these help! We will update this page with more resources as and when the are released. 

 

Let us know if you have any problems and again, thank you!

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy laugh

English

Reading
Maths
Spelling and Handwriting

More home updates!

Hello everyone. We hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and managed to keep safe. We have had some updates today of what you have been getting up to that we thought we would share.

 

Chloe enjoyed decorating her house for VE Day by making some poppies and cutting out some spitfires. Well done, Chloe! We bet your neighbours appreciated your brilliant decorations.

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Jack and Tommy took on the rectangle challenge, which was posted earlier last week, and had lots of fun running around the house searching for rectangles. They managed to find 48 in total! Wow! How many did the rest of you find? Can you beat Jack and Tommy's total?

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Owen has been busy this week doing science experiments. Back in January, we learnt about magnets in science and had lots of fun experimenting with them. Do you remember? Well Owen and his parents have had a go at making their own electro-magnet at home! Fantastic work, Owen! Miss Willis is very impressed! Luckily, he also wrote up his experiment so maybe some of you can have a go yourselves at home. We have added a picture and some videos that Owen's parents sent in below:

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Owen's Science Experiment Part 1

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Owen's Science Experiment Part 2

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Outdoor Activities

To link in nicely with out weekly challenge we have found some Thrive activities that you can do outside. We're really enjoying seeing all your contributions, keep sending them in!

 

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⭐️Bidbury Family Challenge⭐️

This week’s family challenge is all about taking a step back and focusing on enjoying the beautiful world around us in our local community.
 

We would like you to enter a photo that captures something beautiful and natural. This might be found in your garden, in your home or something that you spot whilst out and about exploring as part of your daily exercise outing. 😊
 

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Entries need to be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uK

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Super Scavengers!

Well done to everyone who entered the 'Bidbury Family Challenge' this week. Miss Willis and Miss Whippy were very impressed with your creative scavenger hunts at home! We wanted to give shout outs to Eva-Mai, Henry and Jenson for their entries. We really liked how you presented your scavenger hunt findings and loved seeing your smiling faces! We miss you all lots! We particularly liked how Henry used his sister for part of his scavenger hunt and how Jenson used his winning entry from week 1 in his scavenger hunt too! We added photos of Eva-Mai's, Jenson's and Henry's entries below so you can all see what they got up to. Although no one from year 3 won the challenge this week, we are sure we will win again next week so keep up the hard work every one! Keep your eyes peeled for next week's challenge. We can't wait to see your entries...

VE Day Celebrations!

Tomorrow (Friday 8th May) is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day, also known as Victory in Europe Day, celebrates the beginning of the end of World War 2 back in 1945. People all over the UK commemorate VE day every year by doing special events. This year, VE day is a bank holiday because it marks 75 years since Winston Churchill's announced the end of the war in Europe. Bank holidays normally mean you would have the day off work and school to celebrate - but you are already at home at the moment. Even so, many people are celebrating the day. You could have a tea party at home with your family, bake some cakes, make some bunting, create a Union Jack flag, make a VE day poster or even sing some songs from 1945. Whatever you get up to, we hope you have fun celebrating VE day. You can always send us some photos of what you get up to! We have added a video link below to explain to you in more detail what VE day is all about along with some links to ideas on how to celebrate at home. Have fun year 3 and stay safe! laugh

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Frog update #4

Thank you to Ethan from Willow Class for emailing us this morning. I am so glad that you are enjoying the frog updates! Ethan not only suggested a name for one of the frogs, but also wrote a set of instructions for me to follow to help me feed the them. His mum said he spent a lot of time researching what frogs need to grow in his animal encyclopedia and on the internet. He was also able to tell his mum what the key features of instructions are (well done for remembering from our 'how to cook a woolly mammoth' topic). You can see Ethan's instructions below. Ethan, I am so impressed with your hard work but I was blown away by your handwriting! What an improvement! I can tell you have been working very hard. You should feel very proud of yourself! It looks like I'm going to have to buy some crickets to feed them... I'm going to have to be very resilient because I am quite scared of bugs!

 

Ethan also suggested that we name one of the frogs 'Mr Stink'. On World Book Day, Ethan came in dressed as Mr Stink as it is his favourite character. I also love that book! You can download the audiobook online or listen to some chapters on YouTube. Thank you for emailing in, Ethan! I love hearing from you all and there are still twelve more frogs to name! Email me at: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

Mr Stink by David Walliams - Part 1

An update from Chloe!

We love hearing what you have all been busy doing whilst you are at home. Chloe, from Beech Class, has been keeping herself busy by making her own vegetable patch. This week she has planted some spring onions and sweetcorn. Well done, Chloe! We hope they turn out well for you. You'll have to keep us updated as they grow. Planting your own fruits, herbs and vegetables is also good for the environment. Has anyone else in year 3 been growing anything? Email us and let us know... 

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Star Wars Day

Today is May 4th which, as some of you may already know, is Star Wars day! We know that some of you in year 3 are Star Wars fans so we wondered if you are doing anything to celebrate. The Star Wars website has listed 5 things you can do at home to celebrate today, including listening to Star Wars actor, Daisy Ridley, reading a story. Miss Willis baked a cake a few years ago for her cousin, who was a huge star wars fan. She added a picture of it below. Maybe you could do some Star Wars baking or make a poster all about your favourite character. Send us some photos of what you have done to celebrate today. Email us: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

May the 4th be with you! laugh

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More home learning ideas

Some of you might have seen on the television adverts, but BT have released some home learning ideas and activities for you to have at go at. We have had a look at some of them and think they have some good things for you to try. We particularly liked 'design your own board game' and 'code how to make a cake'. We have added the link to the 8-11 years page for you to explore and enjoy. Let us know how you get on and send us photos of you trying them out. We'd particularly love to see you and your families playing your own board games! Maybe we can try them out together when we are back to school. Email us: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

Make a Teacher

I've got to admit Noah, I thought you were pretty close with your creation! The only thing I've changed was to add more chocolate!

⭐️Bidbury Family Challenge⭐️

This week’s family challenge is a little bit different and is a scavenger hunt: We would like you go on a hunt around your house and find an item for every letter of the alphabet. These items can be as random and creative as you like and how you choose to present your findings is completely up to you! 😊

 

We cannot wait to see what you manage to dig out! 
 

Entries need to be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

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Awesome Adults!

Well done to everyone who entered the 'Bidbury Family Challenge' this week. Miss Willis and Miss Whippy are very honoured to have been made by some of you. We wanted to give shout outs to Mollie from year 4 and Noah from Beech Class. Miss Whippy loves your version of her, Noah! She was particularly impressed with how you gave her some malteasers. You are right - it is her favourite chocolate! She also loved how you made sure she was holding the teaching essentials: pens, a ruler and some lip balm! Miss Willis loved your version of her, Mollie. Mollie was in Miss Willis' class last year and decided to make Miss Willis out of her dinner. That really made Miss Willis laugh. Well done to both of you! 

 

But we wanted to day a HUGE well done to Amelia who won this week's challenge with her life-size Miss Willis. She said she made it so she could cuddle Miss Willis at home. Miss Willis can't wait to give you a big cuddle too, Amelia! She is sure we will all see each other again soon. We heard you did your creation all on your own too. It must have taken you a very long time so you should feel very proud of yourself! Well done!

 

We have added some pictures of Mollie's, Noah's and Amelia's creation below. Aren't they awesome? We can't wait to see what you all create for next week's challenge...

Frog update #3

Hello everyone. I hope you are all safe and well. This week has been very busy for me. At the start of the week I found eight frogs in my tank, but yesterday (Thusday 30th April) I realised there were a lot more and the tank was getting rather crowded. Luckily, I had a bigger tank in my loft from when I had some fish so decided to move the frogs into there. I had to do a it of research to find out what to put in the tank for the frogs and filled it with some stones, pebbles, sand, twigs, water and pond weed. This morning (Friday 1st May), I carefully moved the frogs from their old home to their new one. I had to be very resilient because I was a bit scared to pick them up but I managed it! They were very slimy and were difficult to catch. You would not believe how many I found... fourteen! I have added some pictures below of the frogs in their new home.

 

The only issue I now have is finding out what to feed them. I think they are still too small to release back into my pond so I need to make sure they grow big and strong before I set them free. I had an idea of how you guys at home could help me. You can do some research to find out what I should feed small frogs and write what you find on a set of instructions for me to follow.  I also still need some more names for these frogs! Email your instructions and your name suggestions to: 

adminoffice@bidury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

I can't wait to hear from you!

 

From, Miss Willis smiley

Rectangle Challenge

Rectangles can be found all around us. Out in the community, in our school and in your homes. We challenge you to find as many things in your homes you can that are the shape of a rectangle. This might be a television or a microwave. What is the most unusual rectangle you found? Once you find them, draw these items and see how many you can find. Send your completed rectangle challenges to:

adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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A Message from Noah!

Hi everyone at school.


Noah is missing his friends and teachers. In the last week or so Noah went on another bug hunt. He found more slow worms, a beautiful butterfly and we found a hedgehog in our garden at night time. Noah made a bug chart of all the creatures he found. Noah has also made an army tank from recycling, he is painting it to finish it off. As it’s been raining for the last few days, we made Noah’s bedroom into a cinema. Noah has also enjoyed making a picture of his survival kit. He said he would need a tent like the one him and his dad slept in last week in the garden. He also said he would like to make a bed next to a river like Bear Grylls.

See you soon!

Love Noah laugh

Creative Drawing and Writing

Pobble have some wonderful stories on their website with different tasks. I have chosen one that is all about survival in the wilderness. There are different activities you can do and the final one asks you to draw a picture of your own survivor! Draw a picture of yourself and your equipment to survive in hostile environments. 

Email your drawings to:

adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

Frog update #2

Thank you to Owen from Willow Class for emailing us this morning. We are so pleased that you are enjoying the updates. Owen suggested that we name one of the frogs Dave! One of Miss Willis' favourite short stories is 'Too many Daves' by Dr Seuss so the name Dave seems a perfect fit. Thank you Owen for also sending in a picture of the life cycle of a frog. You must have done lots of research to do that. Well done!

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'Too Many Daves' by Dr. Seuss

Frog update #1

As some of you might have seen from my update last week, I found some frogspawn in my pond and collected it to watch the tadpoles grow into frogs. Last week I found my first frog! This morning (Monday 27th April), I found eight frogs in my tank! I was so excited! I have added some pictures of them below. The only trouble is, I can't think of what to name them all... So I thought that you could help me! 

 

If you would like to suggest a name for my frogs, send the name along with some frog themed artwork to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

DIY Dinosaurs

Back in September, we spent some time in science learning all about fossils and how they are formed. Do you remember? We found this cool tutorial on how to make your own dinosaur head out of a milk carton, which I'm sure most of you will have at home. So we thought we'd give you the challenge of making your own dinosaur heads! Be as creative as you'd like. Once you have finished them, send us a photo of you with your creation and we'll showcase them on the school website. We can't wait to see what you all create! Send your photos to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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⭐️ Bidbury Family Challenge ⭐️

Week 2 - This week’s challenge from Mr Mahmud:

I want you to get creative and get your art tools out! For this week’s challenge, I would like you to design and create an adult at our school.
 

We can’t wait to see your creations!!! πŸ˜Š

Entries need to be in by 4pm Friday and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

Go Bidbury families !!! πŸ‘¨‍🏫🎨

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Brilliant Boxes! 
Miss Willis and Miss Whippy were SO impressed with how hard you all worked on your box creations for our Bidbury Family Challenge! You must have all worked really hard. We wanted to give shout outs to Teddy and Finley. We loved your robot Finley! It was very creative. And Teddy, your sarcophagus is amazing! We particularly loved seeing you dressed as a mummy! Is there where the toilet roll shortage came from? wink

 

But we want to say a HUGE well done to Jenson who won this week’s challenge! Your ambulance is not only creative but also incredibly thoughtful considering our current situation. Well done! You should feel very proud of yourself! 
 

We added pictures of Teddy’s, Finley’s and Jenson’s creations below. Aren’t they fantastic? We can’t wait to see what you all create for next week’s challenge...

Hello from the Year 3 Team! 

We have loved hearing from all of you and seeing what you have been up to whilst you've been at home. We miss seeing you all every day! We thought it would be nice for you to hear from the adults in the year 3 team and see what we have been up to too! We have all written a message and taken some photos for you...

 

Mrs Hoggarth

I have been busy doing some reading that SLT suggested we do. It has been very interesting! I thought I should be doing some work too, just like you at home. I have also been busy walking my dog, Billy. He loves to roll when he is happy and he is so happy to be getting these longer walks! He has been very tired afterwards though. I have also been spending lots of time with my family. My house has never been so clean! I've spent lots of enjoyable time in the garden reading my book which I got from the staff room. I have also been eating lots of yummy things!  

Miss Whippy
I have been busy in school this week seeing some lovely faces and playing lots of games. Mr Dryden taught me how to play Kahoot, which has been a favourite of the children every afternoon. I have spent a lot of time in goal and fixed a few bike chains also!

 

Here is a picture of some art work we did, using Aboriginal techniques. 

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Mrs Fennemore

I have been very busy at home helping my children with their school work so I decided to do some school work too. I have been working very hard on my maths. I have also been busy doing lots of arts and crafts and baking. Look at the size of my chocolate cake! I have also been learning a new skill - diamond art! I did a Christmas one as I thought it would take me a long time but I actually finished it quite quickly. You can see I have also done some gardening. I plotted some new plants for outside my house. My kids have also asked me to put our swimming pool up so I will be busy doing that and enjoying the sunshine in my garden with a dip in the pool.

Miss Kerridge

I have been enjoying spending lots of time in the garden with my family and dogs. We even got their agility course out and tried to teach them some new tricks! I have also been busy doing some work and have enjoyed doing lots of arts and crafts. You can see I have done some colouring too. Some days I do some yoga in the garden (when I feel like it). Me and my dogs are loving the sunny weather! They have loved having longer walks too. 

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Miss Willis

Hello everyone! I am really missing being in school every day and seeing you all. I have loved all your emails and seeing photos of you on the school Facebook page! I'm also really impressed with how many of you are doing your reading on Bug Club and keeping up with your times tables on TT Rock Stars!

 

I have been busy doing lots of school work too. I have been reading lots of books to help me plan some exciting new lessons. When I am not working, I try to get outside to enjoy the fabulous sunshine we are having. I have also been doing some painting of the birds I have seen in my garden and have done some colouring. I have a small pond in my garden and at the start of spring I found some frog spawn! I have never had frog spawn before so I collected it and put it in an empty fish tank. This week I found my first frog! Can you think of a name for him?

 

My dog, Maggie, has absolutely loved having me home so much! We have been on some lovely long walks, although it makes her very sleepy! She has joined me every day in the garden when I do my yoga. Have you ever tried it? I love yoga as it really helps me to relax whilst keeping me fit and healthy. I think Maggie liked it too! Her fur grows very quickly and because the dog groomers are shut, I had to give her a hair cut! I don't think I did too bad! She hasn't been too naughty while I have been home, although she has been barking lots at people walking past my house.

 

I can't to get back to school and I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Keep safe and remember to keep in touch! smiley heart

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Shout Out!

Well done to Maddie who has completed all the books in Bug Club on Brown Band, and has now moved up to Grey!

Keep up the good work and the reading. 

If anybody is having issues logging on, please speak to Miss Whippy at school who can (probably) sort them out. 

Thanks smiley

 

James the geographer
Hello year 3 smiley

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and are enjoying the wonderful sunshine we are having! Today we got some photos emailed in from James. He has been really busy learning about the Earth. He has learnt about volcanoes, earthquakes, how mountains are formed, the different layers that make up the earth and the water cycle. Take a look at some of his fantastic work below! We are very impressed, James! We think you’ll make an excellent geographer when you grow up. 
 

Don’t forget to keep in touch. We love hearing from you and miss seeing you all every day. You can email us at: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

Online Learning

Hello everyone! We hope you and your families are safe and well. What have you been up to over Easter? Have any of you tried Miss West’s challenge from our school’s Facebook page? Don’t forget to email us to keep us updated. We love hearing from you!

 

Parents, some of you might have already seen this, but during the government daily briefing on Sunday, the Education Secretary announced the launch of two online learning platforms to support children when learning from home. 

 

BBC Bitesize and Oak National Trust are both doing daily lessons for children of all year groups. We have included the links to each of these below, along with a photo of the timetables they have created. Both sites have made three daily lessons for children including maths, English, science and other subjects from the wider curriculum. We have taken a look at both websites and they are fantastic. They will not only help keep some structure for the children, but will also make sure they continue learning with relevant and fun lessons. We encourage you to give them a try alongside your times tables on TT rock stars and reading on Bug Club.

 

Let us know how you get on and please email us if you have any questions. 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy smiley

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⭐️Bidbury Family Challenge⭐️ 

Get ready guys and girls - it’s time for the Bidbury Family Challenge!!! We are launching a family challenge that will take part each week. This is a bit of fun to keep our wonderful school community in touch and so we can see all of the awesome work you are up to at home! This might be something cooking related, a fitness task, a team challenge, some art work ... the challenge will change and be completely different week by week! 
 

We will set each challenge on a Friday and the winner will be announced via Facebook the following Friday. We are very fortunate that some of our wonderful LSAs are out and about delivering our free school meal food bags each week and so the prize will be delivered to your door as part of this journey each Monday. 🎁 

 

This week’s challenge from Miss West:

A box isn’t just a box ... What can you turn it into? Be as creative and imaginative as you like! The box can be as big or as small as you like and can lay your hands on. 

 

We can’t wait to see your creations !!! 😊

Upload them to the Facebook post on our school page or email them to: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

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The Hampshire Library Service Needs You!

Your task is simple - READ! We are asking you to read 6 books (although you can read more if you wish) and submit a short review for each title. After reading and reviewing your 6 books you can download your certificate! You can read a physical book, an eBook, listen to an Audiobook or even share a book and read as a family!

 

Here is a link to the website to submit your reviews and gain your certificate:

 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tdiBPwfuF0yGnB20OQGNm6u2vuO755hLtqAs3SwsMiFURUNQWjZaMjY4OTVIMFVUMUVQUFI3MDZaRy4u

 

Welcome to the Hotel Noah

Moving on from bug hunter extraordinaire, Noah is showing off his amazing (bug) hotel building skills. When Mum wrote it, she did mention she wasn't sure who had more fun, Dad or Noah! It's wonderful to see you're all keeping busy and having fun learning. Please do keep sending in the pictures as we love to see what you have been up to. 

 

I have added some Easter Egg Colouring as we celebrating Easter this bank holiday. I have also added a bar chart if you want to see how many insects you can find outside, tally them and create a chart. 

Keeping Busy

Maddie has been keeping busy by writing to her pen pal, as some of the children swapped their address before we closed. Maddie and her sister have also been learning about science with their stomp rocket.  Here is a website if you fancy trying some of your own experiments out at home: 

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/

 

It's lovely to see what you're up to, keep in touch everybody!

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy

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Fantastic Reading

Jacob has been busy reading these two books at home. We only just started our new book, ‘the giraffe, the pelly and me’, in guided reading before all the schools closed so that meant we didn’t get a chance to finish it... Jacob was lucky enough to have a copy of his own and has finished the story. Just like Miss Willis, he clearly loves Roald Dahl and has decided to read some more of his books. If you are interested, you can order them on Amazon or you can download an audiobook to listen to. The Roald Dahl website also has lots of interesting activities and quizzes you can do. We have put the link below. Great reading, Jacob! Keep up the good work everyone! 
 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy smiley 

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Covid-19 Time Capsules

Miss Barnett has been busy at home too! She managed to find resources so you can make your own time capsule to help you remember what it was like during the Covid-19 outbreak. Once completed, you could put them in a box and bury it in your garden or store it away in your house. In years to come, you can open it and you'll be able to remember what it was like to be a child when the Coronavirus caused all the schools, pubs, parks and shops to shut. You could even show your own children when you grow up! How cool is that?

 

Another option is to start your own diary. We learnt all about how to write a diary during our topic of 'Wind in the Willows' so you know how to set them out. To help you, we have put a success criteria down below. These are also fantastic ways of helping us to record memories or important moments in history. 

 

Miss  Willis and Miss Whippysmiley

More Home Learning!

We have really enjoyed hearing about what you have been getting up to at home! We have already had quite a few emails and can't wait to receive more from you all. Owen has been busy making his own lava lamp! We thought this was a great idea so we have put a link below to a video tutorial on how to make one yourself. Owen used oil, water and a vitamin C tablet to make his. Send us some pictures if you manage to have a go at making your own!

 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy smiley

 

The school email address: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

Home Learning

Eva and her little brother have been busy painting whilst at home. Her mummy and daddy were supposed to get married but had to reschedule their special day due to Covid-19. Eva and her brother's painting was entered into a competition at her mummy's work and they won! Their beautiful rainbow is now the background on everybody's computer whilst the adults are busy working at home. We can't wait to hear what your prize was Eva... 

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Bug Hunters

When I got an email saying somebody was on a bug hunt, I knew it was going to be Noah! You're much braver than me holding that slow-worm (which it not a worm or a snake, can you find out what it is?)
 

If you want to join in too with Noah, I've found a check list of wildlife you might be able to find in your garden. I've also seen for the first time birds in my garden I've never noticed before. I've attached some instructions of how to make a bird feeder, so you can do that at home and sketch any birds you can see. 

 

Miss Whippy and Miss Willis smiley

 

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Introducing the new Joe Wicks!

We're loving seeing what you're up to, great effort for keeping up with the work outs...I must admit mine have become less frequent (shhh! don't tell Miss West!)

Remember Bug Club is still an excellent way to practise your comprehension skills, 15 minutes a day will make a huge difference. 22 children have practised in the last 2 week, lets see if we can make it 30?

 

 

Home Learning Resources

We hope you all managing to keep entertained while the school is shut. We can see how hard you have been working with the pictures sent in. Hampshire Services have given out the guide for parents with activities and suggests, it's well worth a read!

Excellent Art!

A huge well done to Chloe for her beautiful colouring-in supporting the NHS, sent in this morning. Do send in any work so we can proudly display it. Keep up the good work year 3!

 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy

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Awesome Art!

Hello everyone smiley

 

Some of you may have already done this, or seen it when you have been out on a walk, but lots of children around the world have been busy making rainbows to put up in their windows. These are being done to help spread some joy. Some children also use them to play a game of 'I spy' to see how many they can spot in their neighbourhood if they go out on a walk. Why not have a go at creating your own?

 

Another lovely idea is to do some colouring to show our appreciation and support for the NHS staff and other key workers in our community. You can put these up in your windows too to put a smile on the faces of these amazing adults who are working hard to keep us safe and well. We have added links to some for you to print off below. If you don't have a printer, then don't worry! You can try and create your own poster and put them up too. 

 

Send us some photos of the art you have made. We would love to see them and we will also put them up on our year 3 class page!

 

Speak soon!

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy smiley

Just Checking In

Hello everyone!

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and are well. We miss you all very much and are looking forward to seeing you again soon. What have you all been up to? We have really liked seeing your grown ups post pictures of you exercising on the school's Facebook page. If you want to, you can ask your grown ups to send us pictures of what you have been doing at home. They can send an email to the office which they will forward onto us. The email address is: adminoffice@bidbury-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

Parents, we are aware that some of your children may be anxious about Covid-19 and it can be difficult to know what to tell them. We have been forwarded a story about Dave the Dog which can be used to explain the current situation to children. The aim is for it to reduce anxiety about the virus and help children to stay positive. We have attached the link to it below. We hope you find it useful. 

 

Speak soon!

 

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy smiley

TTS Learning pack 

Hopefully you have all managed to start some of the TTS learning pack while you have been learning at home. Here are some answers to help you check your work.

 

Keep safe and see you all soon!

Miss Willis and Miss Whippy

See you soon!

As you are aware, all schools in England are to be closed from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. All the year 3 team are very sad that we wont be seeing most of you for a little while but we are sure you will enjoy the lie-ins and not writing the date and LO every day! 

 

Parents, we appreciate that this is a difficult time and you may be concerned about your child's education. We have created home learning books that will be sent home with your children today (19.03.20). You can get your children to use these to record any work they have done. You will also find your child's log in details for TT rock stars and Bug Club on the inside cover of these books. We have also linked various home learning resources below to further support you and your child at home. The school will keep you updated about the school closures and we hope that you all stay safe. 

 

We can't wait to see you all again soon.

 

Miss Whippy, Miss Willis, Mrs Fennemore, Mrs Hoggarth and Miss Kerridge smileyx

Fantastic Forces!

In Science this term, we have been learning all about forces. So far, we have explored  pushing, pulling and friction. The children have loved working scientifically to explore how these forces interact with each other. We learnt that both pushing and pulling forces are forces that cause motion (movement) and that friction is a force that tries to slow down or stop motion by acting in the opposite direction. From previous experiments, we found out that the rougher the surface, the more friction is created. Today, we explored how different liquids affect friction. We used water, syrup, oil, cream and ketchup to do this. We measured how far we can push a toy car down a ramp before friction stopped the motion. What liquid do you predict created the most friction? We bet you will be surprised by the results! Ask us all about it at home and we will explain which liquid caused the most friction and why. laugh 

Dream Jars

To finish our topic in English on 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl, we have been really focused on designing our own dreams and writing poetry about them. We pretended we were Sophie and we were describing a dream to the fellow children back at her orphanage. To do this, we have been using figurative language (such as alliteration and similes) to describe them in more detail and explored the key features found in poetry to help us plan and write our own. Most of us chose to create rhyming couplet poems but some of us also challenged ourselves to write alternate poetry. Mrs Fennemore has also worked really hard in our topic. She created a display to show off all our hard work and even drew and painted The BFG and Sophie! Miss Willis and Miss Whippy were blown away with the creativity and effort every child (and Mrs Fennemore) went to to create their own dream jar. Well done year 3! We're sure Roald Dahl would be very impressed!

World book day!

Thursday 5th March 2020 was World Book Day. To celebrate, we all dressed up as some of our favourite characters from books we know and love. We started the day by having photos, then we had an assembly explaining the importance of reading. Miss West also read us all a story called 'The Day the Crayons Quit', which SLT came in dressed up as. In the afternoon, we made posters explaining why we chose our character, what book they were from and how we would describe them. The Year 3 team were overwhelmed with the time, effort and money put into each and every costume. Thanks for such a fantastic day year 3. We would also like to thank all of you who also came to the 'reading cafe' after school. It was so lovely seeing the children read with their grown ups. Well done year 3! 

 

From,

Cat in the Hat and Professor Trelawney laugh

(Miss Whippy and Miss Willis)

Fizzwizards and Trogglehumpers
As part of our English topic on ‘The BFG’, we have been exploring how the dreams looked, moved and behaved in Dream Country. Today, we had a go at designing our own dreams. We used the text to help us. We found out that red dreams are nightmares, gold dreams are the happiest dreams, green dreams are funny dreams, blue dreams are sad dreams and pink dreams are romantic dreams. We used figurative language and high quality vocabulary to describe our creations. To inform the public about our dreams, we used the features of a non-fiction text. Have a look at some of our hilarious designs below! Have you ever had any of our dreams before? 
Nothing 
In guided reading we have been reading a book called ‘Nothing’ by Mick Inkpen. What we know so far from the text is that an old toy has been abandoned in the loft and has been stuck there for so long that it has forgotten who it was. The toy, called Nothing, is on a journey to find out what it once was and who it could have belonged to. This week, we have been using evidence from the text to make inferences about who Nothing could have been. We learnt that he once had whiskers, a tail, two ears, two legs, two arms and had stripped fur. We made ‘Lost’ posters today in guided reading showing how we used to text to infer what Nothing could have been before. Have a look at some of our excellent posters below:

Dream Country
We have started a new topic on the BFG in English. We read the chapter where Sophie travels to Dream Country with the BFG and sees dreams for the first time. We discussed how Sophie must have felt to see such a magical place and then we generated vocabulary about Dream Country after watching a scene from the film. To make sure we remember our vocabulary to use later in our topic, we created our own word mats and added illustrations. Aren’t they magical?!

Marvellous mountains

Our geography topic this term is 'mountains'. In our first lesson, we explored the mountains found across the UK. We then looked at how mountains are represented in different ways on maps. This can be done through colours, symbols or contour lines. To help us understand how contour lines work, we created our own 3D mountains using cut out made of card. Have a look at some of our marvellous mountains below:

Critically endangered animals

Our topic in English is all about informing the public about critically endangered species around the world. By the end of our topic, we will write a persuasive pledge to persuade the reader to adopt one of these magnificent mammals. In order to do this, all the children chose an animal to research. We used the WWF website and recorded our findings on a ‘top trump’. The children were shocked to find out about the impact humans are having on the environment but are now really passionate about improving the future for our wildlife. Have a look at some of our ‘top trumps’ below:

There’s a rang-tan in my bedroom!

For our English topic this half term, we have been learning about deforestation in the rainforests in Indonesia. We watched Greenpeace’s video ‘There’s a rang-tan in my bedroom’ which was banned from being advertised on television! You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/3Ha6xUVqezQ

After learning about palm oil production and the impact this has on the wildlife in the Indonesian rainforests, we wrote internal monologues from the perspective of the baby orangutan in the clip. The children were extremely passionate about the topic and produced some excellent writing using emotion language and similes. Have a read of some examples below:

Making our own compasses

This term in science, year 3 have been learning all about magnets. We have learnt that magnets have two poles - called 'north' and 'south' - and that magnets only attract metal. We then found out that not all metals are magnetic. This is because magnets are made from iron, nickel or cobalt so these are the only metals that can be attracted by magnets. After this, we found out that the Earth is basically a giant magnet! This is because the Earth's core is mostly made up of iron and nickel which makes the Earth have its own magnetic field. Compasses also have magnets inside them. This means that the magnet inside the compass is attracted to the Earth's 'north' pole so they turn to show which direction is north. We made our own compasses today using paper clips, packing peanuts and water. We magnetised the straightened out paper clip by rubbing it with a magnet. We then threaded it through the packing peanut and placed it in water. Our compasses spun to show which direction was north. The children were so interested in this and really enjoyed their lesson!

Amazing arrays!

In maths this term, the children have been learning about multiplication and division and have been practicing representing multiplication and division problems in different ways. This week, the children have been learning how to represent these problems through arrays. An array is a pictorial representation to help children to understand times tables. For example, if you had 8X5, you would draw an array that was 8 squares down and 5 squares across. These pictures show how the children used concrete resources to help them draw their arrays:

Truffula trees

In guided reading, we have been reading the book 'The Lorax'. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the book and have shown a passionate interest in the theme of deforestation. This week, the children have shown their understanding of a description of the truffula trees from the book by making their own! We know that they have 'thin, striped trunks' and that the 'truffula tufts were softer than silk'. The year three team think the children captured the unique trees fantastically and allowed them to take them home. Well done year 3!

New gritter on the block!

Before Christmas, there was a county-wide competition for children in Hampshire to design and name a new gritter that will be on the roads in the new year. The year three team are pleased to announce that the winner of the competition was a child from Willow Class! There were over 800 entries so this is particularly impressive! The new gritter, named 'Gritter's Got Talent', is now on the roads and will be seen around Havant, Bedhampton and Leigh Park - so keep your eyes out if you are out and about early in the morning! The children from Willow Class were lucky enough to get to meet the gritter in person and all got a chance to sit inside the vehicle. Miss Willis is really proud - well done! laugh

Super skeletons

This term in science, we are learning all about animals including humans. We have learnt that every animal has a skeleton. This could be an endoskeleton (a skeleton on the inside of the body), an exoskeleton (a skeleton on the outside of the body), or a hydrostatic skeleton (which is actually pressure made by fluid). All skeletons are used to provide shape and support to animals. We used what we learnt about skeletons to complete a human skeleton puzzle. Because we know that bones, such as the rib cage and the cranium, protect vital organs and other bones, such as the femur, are thick because they have to be strong enough to support weight, we were able to solve the puzzles. We then labelled our finished skeletons. Have a look below: 

Stone Age jewellery

In D&T (deign and technology) this term, we have been making our own Stone Age jewellery. We learnt that designers usually follow a design cycle when creating a new product: research; design; making a prototype; evaluating a prototype; making the product; evaluating the product. We already knew a lot about Stone Age jewellery from our Stone Age topic last term! We used our knowledge to design our own necklaces. We know that early humans usually made their jewellery out of bones, teeth, stones and shells but we decided to make ours out of clay because it was easier to work with (plus we could make it look just like bones, teeth, stones and shells). Today, we finished our final products after designing and creating a prototype. We then evaluated our final product and tested them out by wearing them. Look at some of our excellent necklaces below:

Bidbury poetry

This term in PDL we have been learning all about how our emotions impact our behaviour. We then discussed examples on appropriate and inappropriate behaviour and what type of behaviour we should see at Bidbury Junior School. We decided that everyone who comes to our school should feel happy, welcome and safe. After this, we discussed ways the children and staff at Bidbury to act in a way that makes this happen. We created some acrostic poems to show how people behave at our school. Take a look:

 

Understanding our emotions

In PDL this term, we have been learning all about our emotions and how they influence our behaviour. This afternoon we were exploring how people express how they are feeling. We said that people use body language, facial expressions and different tones of voice when they are feeling different ways. We then had situation cards and the children had to demonstrate how that would make them feel by showing the emotion through body language and facial expressions. Have a look at some of our excellent miming today:

How to cook a woolly mammoth!

In English, we have been learning how to write a set of instructions. We linked our learning to our history topic from last term - the Stone Age - and decided to write instructions on how to cook a woolly mammoth! We had to use imperative verbs and timer adverbials to make our instructions clear and specific. We also used rhetorical questions in our introductions to engage the reader. Have a look at some of our delicious Stone Age recipes below:

Be bright, be seen!

This week we have been learning all about road safety. We had a visitor from Hampshire County Council come and do an assembly to explain how we can keep ourselves safe near the roads. Because it is now autumn, it is getting darker earlier. This means that we are at a higher risk when we are crossing the road. To help us stay safe, we had a 'be bright, be seen afternoon' where we got the chance to decorate ourselves in bright clothing and decorations. We even decorated Miss Willis! We had so much fun (as you can tell by the silly faces we pulled in the pictures below)... but we also learnt a lot this week on how to stay safe when we are crossing the road!

 

How are chocolate bars made?

Today, we had Candice, a careers adviser,  come and visit us. She asked us if we knew how many different jobs were involved in making a bar of chocolate. In groups, we made a map to show the journey it takes to make a chocolate bar. We were so surprised at how many different careers were involved in the process! We learnt that there are a lot more jobs available then we knew about. Do you think you could name all the different jobs involved in making a bar of chocolate? We bet you can't!

How do you hunt a woolly mammoth?

In English this term, we are learning how to write a set of instructions. By the end of this topic, we will write our own instructions on how to cook a woolly mammoth. After learning about the key features of a set of instructions, we have been creating our own diagrams (completed with labels and captions). We were given different instructions on how to hunt various prehistoric mammals. Have a look at some of our excellent diagrams below we created below! Can you figure out what our instructions were?

Armistice Day

Today, we welcomed our grown-ups into school to join us for the 100th Armistice  day as it is 101 year since the end of WW1. We gave out freshly baked rock cakes and served tea and coffee. After, all of year 3 performed four songs:

  • Field of poppies
  • Tipperary
  • Pack up your troubles
  • Keep the home fires burning

All of the adults were really impressed with our singing and we even had some tears! Miss Willis and Miss Whippy were really impressed with how we all followed boundaries and showed respect to those who have fought to protect our country.

 

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Brilliant Bronze Age

Last term we learnt all about life in the Stone Age and this term we have moved forward in history to the Bronze Age. Today we researched what life was like in Bronze Age Britain. We found out that the Bronze Age started in 2100BC thanks to the invention of Bronze. People started to use it for everything - from weapons and armour to jewellery and decorations! Have a look at some of the amazing things we found out below:

Foolish, foolish Toad!

Our new topic in English has been based on 'The Wind in the Willows'. We read the story and discussed what we learnt about each of the characters. After, we focused on the main character, Toad. Toad was a selfish, materialistic character who didn't think before he acted. At one point in the story, Toad was arrested for stealing a car and was locked away in prison! As this was the first part of the story where we saw Toad thinking about someone else other than himself, we decided to write a diary entry from Toad's perspective. We had to use emotive language and time adverbials to write in chronological order. Read some of our excellent diary entries below:

We met an author!

Year 3 and Year 4 were lucky enough to have a local author, Elle English, come and visit them today. She read her book 'The Adventurous Kids Visit California' and explained why she decided to become an author. She then explained how she created and self-published her book. It was lovely to hear all about her travels and to see the amazing places she has visited with her family. Elle then did a workshop with Year 3 and helped them to write their own books about an adventure they have been on. Some of the children were so impressed with her story that they bought her book after school! 

Watch out for Mr and Mrs Twit!

As you know, we have been reading Roald Dahl's book, 'The Twits', in English this term. We have been learning about how to use thesaurus' to generate high quality synonyms and have been using exaggerated language to describe both Mr and Mrs Twit. We loved reading Roald Dahl's descriptions of them so we wanted to have a go at writing our own. Look below at some of our character descriptions (we were glad that we never met anyone like Mr and Mrs Twit)!

Maggoty cheese and sardine tails!

This week we have started our first English topic which is based on Roald Dahl's book 'The Twits'. We read the chapter on Mr Twit and the children were repulsed by his filthy beard! In groups, we generated adjectives to describe him and shared them to the class. We then showed that we understood the character description by recreating his beard. We used: thick bristles, wormy spaghetti, maggoty cheese, sardine tails and mouldy cornflakes! Have a look at our disgusting creations below:

Bidbury Nature Art!

Year 3 spent the first week of school doing transition work to make sure we are settled and ready to start learning. Part of this transition work was making sure that we understand our school values. We discussed good learning behaviour and unpicked what a role model student looks and acts like. To finish off our week, we created our very own Bidbury values trees! We went outside and collected natural resources and used coloured stamps to represent our six values. Don't they look amazing!

Welcome to Year 3!

The Year 3 team would like to welcome all the children back to school after the summer holidays. We hope you had lots of fun and are just as excited as we are to start a new school year! We have a lot coming up this term to look forward to such as a trip to Butser Ancient Farm, a sleepover and learning about the Stone Age!

Miss Whippy and Miss Willis have been very busy over the break making sure our classrooms are exciting and welcoming for you all. Have a look at the pictures below: