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Good morning Sycamore Class!

Welcome to Topic Tuesday!

Active Start

Decide whether you are ready for an energetic start to the week with Joe Wicks or a dance workout with Oti Mabuse. Or perhaps you'd prefer a more peaceful start to help you to ease into the week with some Yoga from Cosmic Kids Yoga?

 After a nice, active start, time to get focused! 


Remember to try to spend a bit of time every day on these following activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes - As the weather is getting a bit nicer, perhaps you can spend a bit of time enjoying reading a book in the garden on a blanket? Perhaps you can write a book review once you have finished the book you are currently reading and send it to me by email?
  • Practice times tables for 20 minutes. Year 3’s, you should know: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 by the end of this school year.
  • Practice spellings for 15 minutes Choose 5 words a day to practice using look, cover, say, write, check. Highlight the words when you definitely know them.

It’s Topic Tuesday!


I hope that you all enjoyed thinking about your Dragon egg yesterday, imagining where it came from, what colour, texture and size it is, how you have to look after it and for how long.

Today I would like you to imagine the Dragon that has hatched from the egg. How long was it before the egg began to crack? What part of the Dragon emerged first as it hatched? How did you feel, seeing the egg begin to hatch? How long till you saw all of the Dragon come out of the shell? What happened next?


I would like you to write the beginning of a story today explaining all of that.


Give your work the title:

Meeting my Dragon

If you would like to, you can use this starter to help you to begin writing:


After many days of carefully looking after the precious egg and watching over it, I noticed a faint tapping noise. I knelt down closer to listen. I watched carefully and ….



Remember to think carefully about capital letters and full stops and to use paragraphs to organise your work. Aim to write about a page today.


I am really looking forward to seeing your imaginative writing about your Dragon and finding out more about them!



Subtracting fun!


Last week, it was lovely to hear that many of you enjoyed the task where you used a dice or paper to make your own addition calculations. So, I thought it would be fun if we did a similar thing this week to help us with our mental subtraction!  If you have a dice, that would be great for you to use today. If you don’t have a dice, then don’t worry, just use 6 little pieces of paper and write the digits 1 to 6 on them and then place each piece of paper face down on your table top.


You can choose your level of challenge today!

One star challenge: roll your dice 3 times to generate a 3 digit number e.g 426. Then roll your dice another time to generate a number to subtract mentally from your 3 digit number, eg 426-5=


Two star challenge: roll your dice 3 times to generate a 3 digit number e.g 426. Then roll your dice another two times to generate a 2 digit number to subtract from your 3 digit number, eg 426-15= Then have a go at working this out mentally.


Three star challenge: roll your dice 3 times to generate a 3 digit number e.g 426. Then roll your dice another three times to generate a 3 digit number to subtract from your 3 digit number, eg 426-315.

Please remember to organise your calculation so that you subtract the lower number from the larger number. Then have a go at working this out mentally.


Topic Tuesday

Remember that if you would like some paper to be able to begin writing up your leaflet about the Broads, then there is a blue basket in the school foyer with paper bundled up with elastic band around. Please come along and take some if you will need it. 


For Topic work for this week and next, you will be busy producing your leaflet all about the Broads!

You have been so busy over the last few weeks and doing research and writing and sketching, which will be ready for you to use to make your leaflet.

You should have information for these headings all ready from the work you have been doing over the last few weeks:

  • Where are the Broads?
  • The Water Cycle
  • Mapping and naming the Rivers and the Broads
  • History of the Broads
  • Norfolk Wherries
  • Plants found at the Broads
  • Wildlife found at the Braods

Today, please begin to make your leaflet. Think about the name for your leaflet, subheadings, where on the page/s you will space sections and the illustrations that you will use. Take your time to write neatly, draw and colour carefully. Really make sure that this is going to be a beautiful piece of your very best work. Remember that this does not have to all be done today. You can do this next week too.

Hopefully, when it is possible to, you will be able to share your wonderful work with each other at school and we can display your work in school for you to be really proud of your hard work.

I look forward to seeing all your fabulous work!



I hope you enjoy today’s topic Tuesday!

Have a wonderful day!

Mrs Crosswell laugh

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