Like in English, it’s polite to ask people how they are after you’ve said hello to them.
Unlike English there are different ways to ask people how they are and it depends on whether the situation is formal or informal. Let’s look at some formal Spanish greetings. These are the type of greetings you would use with Mrs Papas!
You wouldn’t talk this way with your friends though, because you know them really well and are close to them! To your friends you would say things like “What’s up?” or “How’s it going?”. Let’s looks at some informal Spanish greetings.
(Spanish speakers, why not give us some more greetings in the comments that I haven’t included here!)
Watch this video to see what we’d like you to do today!
Let’s see if we can guess what kind of situation these people are greeting each other in! Answer either formal or informal, and translate what they are saying.
A mother says “¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?” to her child?
A doctor says to their patient “Buenos dias. ¿Cómo está?”
A friend greets another friend with “Buenos noches. ¿Cómo estás?”
Now let’s try thinking of our own greetings! Answer the next three questions with an appropriate greeting given the situation. Use the tables above or any greetings our Spanish speakers have put in the comments.
Answer the questions by first saying hello and then asking them how they are, but make sure your response matches the situation!
Meeting a friend at school (informal).
Talking to your headteacher (formal).
Seeing your neighbour (informal)
Tim has gone to see his headteacher in a formal situation. He has greeted them like this:
“¡Hola! ¿Cómo andas?”
Have they used an appropriate greeting? What did they do right or wrong? Explain your answer.
I hope that you are enjoying the interesting weather this Thursday!
Here is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi to inspire you throughout your day:
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
I cannot believe that we are just a few days away from the final week of the Summer Term. What a year it has been! I have spoken with some of you already this week, however it will be the final time that I will be speaking with all of you on the telephone as your year 3 class teacher. I will definitely miss each and every one of you.
I have been so amazed at how hard you have worked during the year and though the challenging time that you have faced trying to complete your work at home, with the help and support of your families. You have been resilient and persevered through this difficult time with little complaint. I am extremely proud of you and how you have handled and accepted this difficult situation. All of you have kept smiles on your faces, and made me smile through your comments and the wonderful learning that you have sent in to the year 3 teachers, and you have shown me just how much you have grown up over the last year. You should be very proud of what you have achieved. I believe if you can get through these challenging times, then you will do brilliantly in year 4.
Next week, your new year 4 teacher will be giving you a call. This will be a great opportunity for you to say hello, introduce yourself and get to know your new teacher. Try not to be shy on the phone and surprise your new teacher by thinking of an interesting fact about yourself to share with them when you speak on the telephone.
Don’t relax just yet as we still have one more week of learning to get through. Please remember to do as much of the activities that you can each day, and take a picture of your learning and then attach it to an email and send it to me using email@example.com,sch.uk.
Please remember to:
make comments on the blog via the daily activities,
make comments on the blog via the Good Morning blog (riddles/brain teasers),
make comments and respond to this weekly blog,
send in your learning so that I can put it on the blog,
send me an email if you have any question or queries,
Work to be proud of!
A big shout out goes to Malaika for sending in some of her Maths learning that she has completed.
Please stay in touch with me by sending a comment in response to this blog. This could be a message to the rest of the class, or just to say goodbye. Parents can send me an email too. We are here for all of you and if you would like to talk or have any concerns, send me an email using firstname.lastname@example.org,sch.uk or call the school 0208 653 5434.
Each morning the year 3 teachers will send out a Good Morning post that we welcome you to respond to by making a comment. When you do this you can earn some House Points.
Today, we are going to continue to think about how we have been trying to keep ourselves safe by following social distancing.
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus around the world, we have all had to engage in social distancing measures while we have been staying away from school – at home. Some of us have had to carry out social distancing while going back to school in small bubbles, or while out shopping or even whilst going out for a gentle stroll in the local park. We have all had to do it! We have all been in it together!
Listen to this story that details how social distancing has affected the daily lives of Oskar, Priya, Jasmine, and Matthew.
Can you answer the following questions below:
What has happened to Oskar during the story?
2. What is Matthew’s life like?
3. Can you explain what Priya has been doing throughout the story?
4. What activities has Jasmine been doing ?
5. Who’s life in the story has been similar to your life and why?
Like us, in the end they all had to return to school.
6. Do you have any feelings or concerns about going back to school?
7. What advice or words of comfort can you give to any of the children in the story to let them know if it is okay to feel anxious about returning to school?
We are looking forward to seeing your answers to the questions about the story ‘In It Together”
Over the next two days, we will be looking at different ways to perform division.
Let’s look at the following example:
Kareem, Peter, Tina and Magda had an equal share of the 36 sweets. How many did they have each?
In today’s activity, you will need to show us how you will demonstrate answers to questions like the above using:
– other ways
Here is how you might wish present your work:
-(Words). There are 4 people sharing 36 sweets. If I divide the 36 sweets equally amongst the 4 people, each person would get 9 sweets. I placed one sweet in each of my 4 groups and kept going until there were no sweets left.
36 ÷ 4 = 9 (Dividend ÷ Divisor = Quotient)
-(Objects). You could use things from around the house!
–(Other ways) Ex. Repeated subtraction, Number lines.
Show us how you could answer the questions using
– other ways?
What methods of division do you find easiest and why?
I hope you are well and keeping happy. Ruby class, you only have 7 school days left to the end of year 3. I can imagine that you are all so looking forward to your summer holidays and taking a break from doing the activities. I am looking forward to talking to you all this week, to see how you are doing. I’ve been back at school as well as being at home planning activities for you which I hope you are still enjoying.
Thank you to those children who have sent in some of their work to show the class.