Monday 4th May 2020
Good morning, Year 3! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, despite the weather! Did you know that on Friday it is VE Day? VE Day or 'Victory in Europe Day' marks the day when the fighting against Nazi Germany during WWII came to an end. Why do you think it's important to remember and celebrate occasions like this?
Your task for today is to conduct some research about VE Day and Winston Churchill - who was he? Why is he so significant?
To get you started, here is a website that has lots of interesting information about VE day - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749
Once you have collected your research, think of a way you can showcase what you have learnt. You could make a poster, a PowerPoint presentation or maybe you could even make a video talking about what you learnt? It's up to you!
Finally, remember that there is a new email for you to send your wonderful learning to which is Y3homelearning@gkglt.co.uk so please send your photos in because I love to see them!
Have a wonderful day getting lost in history!
Miss Furmston x
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Hello Year 3!
At this time, more than ever, it's important to reach out to people to make sure they're okay. It has been brought to my attention that some lovely people are writing beautiful letters and sending them to elderly people in care homes - what an incredibly kind thing to do for someone! I think this is so lovely and so important as many of these people will be very isolated and will be feeling very lonely as they wont be allowed any visitors; I hate to think of them feeling all alone so let's put a smile on their faces and let them know that we're thinking of them!
Please could you write a letter and perhaps draw them a picture as well? As you will be writing to a stranger, tell them about yourself and ask them questions too. Let them know that we're thinking of them and hope that they're doing okay. I know that this small act of kindness will really fill them with joy so let's make their day!
You can send your letters to this address
Hillside Care Home
Buckinghamshire, HP19 8AB
Make sure you put your name, age and what school you go to as well.
If you really enjoy doing this then ask your parents to look up 'Forget Me Not Letters of Kindness' on Facebook and you can write a letter for each care home they put on the page!
I hope you have a lovely day!
Miss Furmston x
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Hello lovely Year 3s!
I really hope you took the opportunity yesterday to write a letter to the care home, hopefully you will receive a reply and see just how much it is appreciated. If you did write a letter, please send in a photo of your letter to Y3homelearning@gkglt.co.uk as I would love to see it!
Today, we are thinking again about VE Day which is this Friday. I hope you had fun getting lost in history on Monday, researching interesting facts and showcasing your learning in some way. As you may know from your research, many people celebrate VE Day by having street parties and decorating their houses in red, white and blue. As it is difficult to have a street party at the moment I thought it would be nice to still have a go at decorating and with this in mind, your task for today is to design and decorate your own Union Jack bunting in preparation for VE Day. Think about how you could make your bunting special, get creative! One idea you could use is using food colouring to dye some rice red and blue and glue the coloured rice onto the bunting. You can use this idea or think of your own amazing idea! I have put a template at the bottom of this page for you to download.
I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!
Miss Furmston x
Thursday 7th May 2020
Good morning, Year 3!
If you haven't already, make sure you watch my Youtube video as it links to today's daily task!
The ancient Egyptians are a fascinating bunch but they are also a bit gruesome. Today we are going to learn a bit more about mummification. What is it? Why did the ancient Egyptians do this?
It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved for the afterlife. A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days!
I would like you to watch this clip to learn more about mummification ...
Today, I would like you to have a go at mummification. Don't worry! Your family members are safe and it wont take 70 days, you're going to mummify an orange!
I have put the full instructions at the bottom of this page for you to download.
I hope you have a fantastic day being ancient Egyptians!
Miss Furmston x
PS. There wont be a daily task tomorrow as it's a bank holiday! I hope you all have a wonderful VE Day and a lovely weekend.