The Monday before Christmas

Hello Y3. The Monday before Christmas will be last session of of our OAA activites, so as long as the weather is ok, we will be outside………..so don’t forget your kit….and spare socks!

Finishing off the map skills work will also be done. It is the map symbol sheet we started last week. It’s on the blog and can be printed off if you would like to have a go at home.

See you all tomorrow.

Y3 On Monday Afternoon.

Hello Y3.

On Monday we have three things to do.

  • Guided Reading
  • OAA
  • Map Skills

 

I really look forward to Guided Reading. It’s a great chance to ask some really hard questions! There are usually fabulous answers. I hope tomorrow is the same!

For OAA, DON’T FORGET YOUR KIT!

If we manage to go outside (I’ve seen the weather forecast) you will need to wrap up warm, so make sure you have the right things to wear. T Shirt, tracksuit (or something similiar), trainers and a pair of socks….as there’s nothing worse than soggy socks.

Last week’s OAA was great. Lots of really good working together as a team and encouraging positive skills to complete the tasks. Let’s hope the next session brings the same results.

The Map Skills session is based on finding out about map symbols.

Here is the worksheet we will be using.

See you tomorrow Y3.

OAA for Monday

Well done Y3 on last Monday’s challenge. Working together and problem solving can be a tricky task.

What do you think are good ways of getting better at working together. Have a go at explaining your ideas using the Padlet below.

This Monday, we are going to start with Cup and Domes. (I found the cones, they were hidden away at the back of the cupboard.)

 Sets up a court with half the cones pointing upwards like a cup and half the cones pointing downwards like a dome. With two teams, one team must turn the cups over to make them domes and the other team must turn the domes over to make cups.

We are going to have another go at the game “Crossing the Stream”. This week there can be only three feet in each hoop.

A stream is marked out by using ropes. Small groups of children are to use the hoops provided as stepping stones in order to cross the stream. If a child steps out of the hoop the group begins again. Only four feet are allowed in any one hoop at any one time. Take hoops away or allow only three feet in a hoop to make the challenge more difficult.

Next, an activity that involves a little bit of thinking and a lot of working out.

Number cards.

Task – In groups of nine, children take a card and number themselves 1 – 9. The children form a circle around number 5 and arrange themselves so that everyone opposite each other, plus the number 5, adds up to a total of 15.

When we get back into the classroom, the task is to carry on creating a seating plan of the classroom because next week part of our activities will involve using a plan of the playground to find and locate different places.

 

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA)

Monday is the start of the Outdoor and Adventurous Activities part of the PE curriculum.

The learning objectives are all about working together in groups and teams to solve problems, taking turns, cooperating listening to ideas from friends and using mapping skills.

Here is a video from Heath School in Wakefield who showed some of their activities.

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On Monday, we are going to start with Cup and Domes.

 Sets up a court with half the cones pointing upwards like a cup and half the cones pointing downwards like a dome. With two teams, one team must turn the cups over to make them domes and the other team must turn the domes over to make cups.

Crossing the Stream.

A stream is marked out by using ropes. Small groups of children are to use the hoops provided as stepping stones in order to cross the stream. If a child steps out of the hoop the group begins again. Only four feet are allowed in any one hoop at any one time. Take hoops away or allow only three feet in a hoop to make the challenge more difficult.

Finally, Snakes.

Divide the children into two groups and spread them evenly along

the length of each of the long ropes before picking them up. Without letting go, switching position or allowing the rope to touch the ground, each group should follow a basic course of manoeuvring around cones or through hoops.

Back in the classroom, as we will be using maps of the school grounds in our OAA,  we will making a seating plan of the classroom.

Good luck!