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Frog Class (Year 3 & 4)

Class teacher: Mr Rushton


 Welcome Back to the Spring Term in Frog Class.  

PE will be on a Wednesday and a Thursday and as with last term children can come to school in their PE Kit.  

 A reminder that children who are at home and well enough should join us for remote learning wherever possible through MS Teams using their school based email address log in details.  Where possible I will upload tasks to the class page of the website and all matched teaching slides, where the tasks do not lend themselves to home learning I will provide an alternative on usually on Purple Mash but occasionally from other sources.  If you are not sure of these log in details then please contact me and I will help as soon as possible. 

The Teams meetings will start at 9.15am each day unless stated differently allowing me time inschool to settle the children and send out tasks and invitations to any new additions to the remote learning.  In the time between 8.45am and 9.15am children who are signed up to NESSY should work through these activities or alternatively Times Table Rockstars. 

Thursday 20th January 

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS 

9.15am - 9.30am Assembly (Start of Live Teaching)

I will do my best to transport you to the hall with me for assembly today. 

9.30am - 10.35am English 

Today we will build on the creation of our animals from yesterday. 

 Planinng Activities

10.35am - 10.55am Break 

10.55am - 11.15am Reading 

Talisman Group Reading Chapter 4

11.15am - 12.15pm Maths 

 Maths Teaching PPT

Y3 Continuing to look at division. 

Y4 Continuing to look at afficient methods for multiplication. 

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch 

1.15pm - 2.15pm Computing 

Building on the learning about Spreadsheets.  The learning for today will be on Purple Mash.  

2.15pm - 3.15pm Physical Education

Gymnastics Shapes

We will continue putting together our Shape sequences today.  You can join in at home through MS Teams. 

Wednesday 19th January 

As is the way with our Wednesday sessions now we will be on Teams from 9.15am through to 2.15pm when the children will go for their PE lesson.  You are welcome to join in with the Music lesson at 1.15pm but I will also post an alternative Oak Academy link. 

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS 

9.15am - 9.30am Spellings 

Group 1 SNIP

 Main Group Spellings Day 3

9.30am - 10.30am English 

 Use either sheet 2A or 2B for the work today.  Then use the other sheets to give extra information on your discovery. /docs/Lost_in_the_Rainforest_Non-chronological_Reports_Work2.pdf

10.30am - 10.50am Break 

10.50am - 11.20am Reading 

Today we will be completing an activity based on Chapter 3 of the Talisman book.  

What is the Troll Missing

11.20am - 12.15am Maths 

Y3 Halving and Halving to divide by 4 Y4 Formal Multiplication

I will add tasks to Purple Mash in the morning. 

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch 

1.15pm - 2.15pm German / Music

 Understanding Pulse and Rhythum 2 (4 Beats Bar)

2.15pm - 3.15pm Physical Education


Tuesday 18th January 

Good Morning, I hope you are all well this morning.  Here is an overview of the learning for today.  We will be back on Teams from 9.15am this morning. 

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS 

9.15am - 9.30am Spellings 

9.30am - 10.30am English

Today we will be starting to focus in on the Rainforest and building on our knowledge from the endangered animals work to create a non-chronological report on a new species of animal discovered in the rainforest at the end of the week.  

 Lost in the Rainforest Day 1 Task

10.30am - 10.50am Break 

10.50am - 11.15am Reading 

We will continue working on the Talisman Book and focus on Chapter 3. 

11.15am - 12.15pm Maths 

A multiplication and division focus for today starting with counting in 2s, 4s and 8s as well as 25s 100s and 1000s for Y4. 

 Maths Teaching PowerPoint

Y3 Task Page 1 Y4 Task Page 2

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch 

1.15pm - 2.30pm Geography


Rainforest Climate Activity

2.30pm - 3.00pm PSHE 

3.00pm - 3.15pm Story Time

Where will Tom end up next on his bicycle journey through South America. 


Monday 17th January 

Good Morning, there is no Mr Rushton (not COVID related) so for those at home I'm afraid there won't any Teams meetings today.  However everything you need for the day will be here.  

8.45am - 9.30am NESSY / TTRS (at home) 

8.45am - 9.15am Personal Reading in school.

9.15am - 9.30am Assembly in school

9.30am - 10.30am English 

For the lesson today I would like children to look back on their notes from Friday to create a short report on their chosen endangered animals.  All of the videos from Friday are still avaliable below if a recap is needed.  

  Endangered Animals Report Example

10.30am - 10.50am Break 

10.50am - 11.20am Spellings
Spelling Activity

11.20am - 12.15pm Maths 

  Angles and Turns

Turns and Angles

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch 

1.15pm - 2.15pm Art

For the Art lesson today children in school will be using their leaf sketches from last week.  At home you can use any leaf.  The children will then draw around the outer edge of the leaf on card/paper to make a stencil.  Ater this using a sponge dipped in paint to create a leaf print pattern.

2.15pm - 3.15pm Religious Education

Following the RQ Our Wonderful World and the Chrisitan Creation Story this week children will be looking at the Hindu Creation Story and then work on related retelling tasks below. 

Hidu Creation Story Slides

 Hindu Creation Story Activity (First Sheet)


Homework 14.01.22

This week for homework I have set the children a task through Purple Mash.  I have set them three 2Dos on Purple Mash they do not need to do all of them just select the animal that they would like to focus on.  

Friday 14th January 

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS 

9.15am - 9.30am Spellings 

A check up on the words we have been learning this week. 

9.30am - 11.50am English Double Lesson (Break 10.30am to 10.50am) 

Children are welcome to join us on Teams.  However due to the heavy video content of the lesson they may find it better to work at their own pace at home to avoid glitching through Teams and report back through Teams just before lunchtime and for discussions after each video clip. 

 Watch the clip from 43.11 to 49.03

Use the videos below and the factfile to research one of the endangered animals. 

Forms Activity (same as PDF) 

Endangered Animals Reseach Activity

Endangered Animals Factfiles

Blue Whale 


Rockhopper Penguins

Polar Bears



11.50am - 12.15pm Guided Reading 

The Talisman Chapter 2 

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch 

1.15pm - 1.45pm Maths


Unit 5 Assessment Y3

Y4 End of Unit Assessment

1.45pm - 2.45pm Geography / Computing 

We will look at the Climate postcards and information from Tuesdays lesson. 

Thursday 13th January 

8.45am - 9.30am NESSY / TTRS 

9.30am - 10.30am English 

 Non-Fiction Prompts

Y3 Questions

Y4 Questions

10.30am - 10.50am Break 

10.50am - 11.15am Guided Reading 

11.15am - 12.15pm Maths 

Today we will be focuing on subtraction.

Subtracting within 20 Activity

Subtracting Two Digit numbers from 3 Digit with Exchanges

Subtraction Goal Frenzy Activity

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunchtime 

1.15pm - 2.15pm Computing 

Purple Mash lesson focusing on Databases and Spreasheets.  

Spreadheets Lesson 2

2.15pm 3.15pm Physical Education

Join for our shapes lesson based on the Gymnastics. 

Wednesday 12th January

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS

9.15am - 9.30pm Spellings 

9.30am - 10.30am English 

LAST Story by Nicola Davies

After our short stories yesterday.  Today we will be reading the story 'Last' join us on Teams to share the ideas and thoughts.

10.30am - 10.50am Breaktime 

10.50am - 11.15am Reading 

Join us for Chapter 2 of The Talisman Story. 

11.15am - 12.15pm Maths 

I have set three videos and tasks.  If you are with us on Teams I will guide you to the most suitable video and task at home. 

Aut2.8.2 - Add two 2-digit numbers - crossing 10 from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Adding a 2 Digit Number Crossing 10s

Aut4.6.4 - Subtract a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number - exchange from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

3 Digit Number Subtraction

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch

 After Lunch there won't be any Teams lessons I have set some tasks through Oak Academy and a PE with Joe.  

1.15pm - 2.15pm German / Music 

 Understanding Pulse and Rhythm 1


2.15pm - 3.15pm Physical Education

Tuesday 11th January

9:15am - 9:30am Spellings 

 Unscrambling the words

9:30am - 10:30am English

Just like you homework I have sent you an assignmnet through MS Teams to complete your short stories from yesterday on. 

10:30am - 10:50am Break 

10:50am - 11:15am Guided Reading 

Today we will look at the second chapter of our Talisman Book. 

11:15am - 12:15pm Maths 

Join us in class for a remote learning lesson beasd on addition of two digit numbers looking to cross the 100s boundary. 


12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch 

1:15pm - 2:15pm Science 

 Living Things Session 1 

 Living Things Classification Task

2:15pm - 3:15pm Geography

 The Rainforest Climate

For the main task I would like you to use the Postcard Template I have set you on Purple Mash to write a postcard about the climate in the Rainforest. 

Monday 10th January 

Welcome Back to the first full week back of the term and of 2022. 

The Teams meetings for today will start at 09:30am this morning (we have assembly from 09:15am to 09:30am) and run through to lunchtime.  It will be really important for children to join these today (assuming they are well enough) even if they are just listening in without the camera and microphone off. 

For those children at home I would like them to use this time on TTRS / NESSY.  

9:30am - 10.30am English

Today we will be planning our own short story using simply the words "I am the last."  The last of what, who, and why will be up to the children.  

There is a PPT link below that gives some guidance... 

 Short Story Planning

For the main task I have set as an assignment through Teams. If children acess the Forms task through MS Teams I will be able to leave them feedback.  

If there are problems then the task is set out below but I may not be able to give children feedback in the same way.  

 10:50am - 11:50am Maths 

Today we will focus on addition and subtraction skills. Joining LIVE will give access to the learning slides.  But I will also set some task on Purple Mash later this morning. 

 11:50am - 12:15pm  Guided Reading 

If children can join online for this we will look at the next section of our Talisman story together.  Alternatively children at home can spend their time reading  (The next chapter of Dragon Cup on Purple Mash will be released tomorrow). 

Y3 Cafe Additions Task

Y4 Subtraction Chains Task

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunchtime

1:15pm - 2:15pm PSHE 

There is a task on Purple Mash for children to think about and work on based on their ambitions for when they grow older. 

2:15pm - 3:15pm Religious Education

 A simplified version of the Christian Creation Story to read through. 

For the task there are two options.  If you are unable to print then I have created another Forms activity here:  


However if you can print then you can make your own mini book using the link below. 

Creation Story Mini Book






Friday 7th January


A simple but very much needed homework this week.  I have sent the children an assignment to complete using MS Word via MS Teams.  I would like the children to log in to MS Teams and try to find the assignment and reply to me.  

Remote Learning Timetable 

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS 

Teams Link 

Remote teaching will start at 9.15am and we will continue working throughout the day until assembly at 2.45pm.  

9.15am - 9.30am Spellings 

 Spellings Task

9.30am - 10.30am English 

 English - Types of Sentences 

Today we will be looking at differerent types of sentences.  The PPT above isn't the same as the one we will be sing in the class but it will still help with the tasks.  

Different Types of Sentence Activity

10.30am - 10.50am Break Time 

10.50am - 11.20am Guided Reading 

I have added some open ended questions based on the Chapter of The Dragon Cup from yesterday.  

11.20am - 12.15pm Maths 

Today we will be focusing on Negative Numbers and counting back past 0. 

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunch 

1.15pm - 1.30pm Storytime

1.30pm - 2.30pm Art 

2.30pm - 2.45pm Homework Setting

Thursday 6th January 


Remote Learning Timetable 

8.45am - 9.15am NESSY / TTRS 

9.15am - 9.30am Assembly 

 Assembly (New Year, New Resolutions) 

I will do my best to transport you all to the hall with me and include you in the assembly today. 

9.30am - 10.30am English - More Noun Phrases

 Today we will continue to focus on Noun Phrases and Expanded Noun Phrases.  In class we didn't get on to the application activity yesterday.  Therefore that will be the focus of our learning in class today.  I have sent you this as an attachment with MS Teams.  

 If you are unable to join us on Teams there is an alternative learning task on Purple Mash. 

10.30am - 10.50am Break Time 

10.50am - 11.15am Guided Reading 

I have set those of you at home the first Chapter of a book from Purple Mash and the matched comprehension questions. 

11.15am - 12.15pm Maths

If you can't join us for the the Teams lesson then this video covers the learning and I have set you a task on Purple Mash. 

Aut4.1.4 - Round to the nearest 10 from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunchtime 

1.15pm - 2.15pm Gymnastics 

You can join us online in the hall once again but there are some helpful tips below. 

Gymnastics Home Learning Tasks

2.15pm - 3.15pm Computing


  Today we will be learning about Spreadsheets there is a video to follow and a PPT I've put below. 



 Wednesday 5th January 

 Good Morning, I'm aware that there may well be some of you at home today.  If you are well enough to join us online then I will send out an invite to join us on Teams at 9.15am 

 From 8.45am to 9.15am you can focus on devloping your handwriting for the following words; can, like, to, went, come. 

9.15am - 9.30am Spellings

 Spellings Task 

9.30am - 10.30am English

The focus today will be on Noun Phrases.  There will be a slideshow that you can view in the Teams meeting but the PDFs of the tasks are below.  

 Pre Learning Task

Main Activity 

Application Activity

10.30am - 10.50am Break Time 

10.50am - 11.20am Reading Focus 

Read through Chapter One of the Text.  However it would be even better if you could join us on Teams 

Talisman Book 1

11.20am - 12.15pm Maths 

Today we will be focusing on Place Value Tasks. We will be ordering and compating number to 1000 and children in Y4 will be going beyond 1000. 

I will upload a PDF of the tasks here in the morning. 

12.15pm - 1.15pm Lunchtime 

1.15pm - 2.10pm Geography - Introduction to the Rainforest

Locating Rainforests Activity

2.10pm - 3.15pm Physical Education 

This can be a tricky one to join live so I have included a Joe Wicks video here: