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Friday, 12th June

Hi Year 3,

Yet again we are at the end of another week of home learning.  Over this week I have telephoned and spoken to a lot of your parents and it has been lovely to hear how hard you have been working on your home learning tasks and about all of the other things that you have been doing.  If I haven't managed to speak with your mum or dad yet, I will be doing so next week.


  *   Today for our SPaG work, we are again going to look at root words, prefixes and suffixes.  We all know what a prefix is from our work last week.  A root word is the part of the word that  makes sense on its own.  For example in knowing, know is the root word and ing is the suffix.  In unhappy, happy is the root word and un is the prefix. Today you are going to use your knowledge of the work which we covered on Tuesday, to answer the questions on the sheet.  For some of these, you are going to have to carefully read the statements and then explain why you think these are correct or incorrect.  Some of these can be a little tricky, so read the statements and words carefully!


  *   We are now moving on to look at right angles within shapes and right angle turns.  This is something which we looked briefly at before school closed in March. A right angle is made up of two lines (often a vertical and horizontal, but not always) which join together to make an "L" shape.  For example, both squares and rectangles have four right angles, one at each of the vertices (corners). A right angle turn is basically a quarter turn.  Have a go at looking at the shapes on the attached sheet and see whether or not you can identify the shapes which have right angles.  I have attached a PowerPoint to help you.


  *   Bury Council are excited to launch a new project that children and young people across Bury can get involved in! Posting Positivity has been set up by Bury Youth Cabinet in partnership with Bury Grammar School. The idea is that we ask children and young people across the borough to write letters or draw pictures for people who are isolated during the covid-19 pandemic. We will vet the letters and facilitate their delivery via our community hubs and to residential care homes in the hope that we can help people to feel more connected to one another.

Attached is some guidance about what to write as we need to safeguard everyone taking part and must ensure that children and young people don’t include any personal information about themselves. We have made arrangements with Tesco is Prestwich, Bury and Ramsbottom so that letters can be posted into boxes at these locations and we’ll collect them. If people are unable to drop off their letters they can simply photograph them and email them to this address (all this information is in the attached document).

If anybody in Year 3 would like to have a go at this, I am happy that this is completed as your weekly writing activity (either for yesterday or next week).

Don't forget to keep your 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables ticking over and also make sure that you are able to show the inverse operation to each fact, for example 4 x 8=32, so 32 divided by 8 is 4.  Also, some of you are now very confident with all of the times tables we have looked at, so if you feel that you are, I would like you to begin to learn your 6, 7 and 9 times tables.

Keep up all of your hard work!

See you soon.

Mr G