Home School: Day 11

Hello, Beech class!

Welcome back to home school! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and managed to enjoy the sunshine somehow!

Today’s learning


Today’s maths has been set on My Maths and is called ‘Adding in columns’.

Please go through the lesson activities and complete the questions – don’t forget to press ‘mark it!’.


Today’s English has been set on Purple Mash. There are two tasks. The first is called ‘Smoothie recipe sequence’. The second is called ‘Smoothie Recipe’. Follow the instructions carefully on the site!


We’ve almost finished reading our very first Purple Mash e-book The Settlers.  Chapter 6 is ready to read with the questions to answer afterwards.  There is a character description of Ash ready to complete too.

Here is a reminder of the very exciting end to chapter 5:


Google Classroom instructions

We will be trying to use Google Classroom much more this term, which I know not everyone is completely familiar with, so here are some instructions for using it.

The best way into the app is via your Dunraven Gmail account.  In the inbox there will be an automated email from Mr. Norman like the one in Hallam’s inbox here:

Once you open the the email click open:

Once in the app, you will see the instructions for the assignment and be able to open the relevant documents needed to complete the task:


As it’s through Google, you will not need to save anything and I will automatically be able to see the work that pupils have created unless I specifically request that pupils “share” it with me via the share button that can be found at the top corner of most docs.

History – The Druids
The Druids

Your weekly task will be on The Druids, the mysterious Celtic priests and priestesses that lived in Britain during the Iron Age.  This work has been set via Google Classroom.  Through the Google Classroom assignment, you will receive a Google Slides file and a Google Docs file.

The Google Slides will allow you to view the lesson that I would have taught – these slides are interactive so make sure you press present!

The Google Docs file is for children to write their essay on the Druids.  This may sound a bit advanced for year 3 children, but you would be surprised to see the essay writing they can produce with the scaffolding provided! Here are the Steps to Success that are on the last slide of the presentation:


Don’t forget this is a weekly task so children can build up to this when they are ready; the deadline is Friday.


For Art this week, you are invited to create a submission for the Young Artist’s Summer Show led by the Royal Academy of Arts. There is no theme to the submission and artworks (so you can be inspired by literally anything!) and the only specification is that children are aged between 5 and 19 at the time of their submission. There’s even prizes to be won! The school has been registered on the website so all you need to do is:

  1. Create a piece of artwork based on anything you’d like!
  2. Get an adult to take a photo of your artwork (make sure the lighting is just right!).
  3. Upload the work here (adults, you will need to register as a parent first – this only takes a moment and is free to do).

If you are struggling for inspiration and need a creative boost, please take a look at last year’s entries via the online gallery. FAQ’s are here and some further information here.

Best of luck everyone! Please send your completed artwork to ‘year3@dunraven.org.uk‘ and some will be chosen to feature in our school newsletter.


Times Table Rockstars

Times Table Rockstars is set for 2s, 5s and 10s this week.



The Google Classroom spelling test for this will be ready on Wednesday with Friday as the deadline.


Here is some handwriting you could do today:

Day 11

Daisy’s weekly challenge!

Can you pick up a folded piece of paper without using your hands or arms whilst only standing on one leg? Daisy can! If you think you have a weekly challenge for everyone to try, send it to me by e-mail!


Don’t forget, you can reach me at year3@dunraven.org.uk if you have any questions; want to share some of the learning; or just let me know what you’ve been getting up to! I’ve already received some amazing photos and videos of things some of you did over the holidays and look forward to sharing them on Friday!

Take care,

Mr. Oyewole