Independent Work For Home Learning Spring Term 4
The resources and work provided on this page will be renewed at the beginning of Summer Term 5.
- Hamilton Trust: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/
- Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures
- Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App- audiobooks, Cloud Library App- e-books, RB Digital App- Magazines
Welcome to Barbastelle’s page!
Hello, my name is Mrs Day and I am very excited to be the class teacher for Barbastelle class. I have been a teacher for six years having gained my PGCE at Bath Spa University. I have a background in history having previous earned a history degree and I am very passionate about children’s reading. I love sharing any books that will excite their imagination as well as support their creative writing. When not teaching, I enjoying baking and crafting as well as occasionally picking up my ukulele. I have lived in Bath for nearly twelve years, but also make the most of the holidays when I love to travel and explore. I am very grateful to be working at Abbot Alphege and I look forward to the year ahead!
The Barbastelle Bat
The Barbastelle is a scarce bat that lives in woodland and forages over a wide area. It has a distinctive ‘pug-like’ appearance because of its upturned nose.
An elusive bat, the Barbastelle lives in woodland and roosts in crevices in trees. All UK bats are nocturnal, feeding on midges, moths and other flying insects that they find in the dark by using echolocation. Barbastelles forage over a variety of habitats and are fast and agile fliers. They mate in autumn, hibernate over the winter (usually underground), and give birth to a single pup in late spring.
The Barbastelle has long and silky fur that is blackish-brown in colour, but with white tips. It has rounded ears that meet on the forehead, and a short, upturned nose, giving it a pug-like appearance.
Class Christian Value
The class Christian Value for Barbastelle class is compassion.
The children agreed that compassion is, “trying to understand how someone feels and trying to help them. For example, we may help someone if they fall down.”
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
To find out what we are learning this term:
Year 3 Termly Topic Webs
Abacus Maths on Active Learn Website
To support your child’s maths learning, games are available on Active Learn. Each week, one activity will be activated for your child and this will give them the opportunity to practise the topic area we have covered in school that week. It is entirely optional, but we have found them popular with children in previous years.
Science – Plants
In Barbastelle class the children have been investigating what plants need in order to grow. They created their own investigations testing which conditions would be best for cress; whether it would grow with or without light, heat and water. The children also learnt how water is transported through a plant, by using blue food colouring. One of their favourite activities was dissecting a flower head and naming each part, which they then recreated their own flowers using clay!
On Wednesday 12th February, Year 3 pupils from AAA joined pupils at WASPS to celebrate their topic of The Celts. They learned about how to make Celtic knots and performed their own Celtic poems, using their Literacy from the term. After that, the children took part in a several short activities such as chanting their own war chants as well as dying fabric using natural dyes, such as beetroot and onion. Their hands were a little pink after, but the day was a brilliant success.