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Year 3 Home Learning

Daily Essentials:

Times Tables to continue learning in this order. Your child will know which one they are currrently learning.

  • mixed ( x10, x5, x2)
  • x3
  • x4
  • mixed (x5, x2, x3, x4)
  • x8
  • ÷ 3 facts e.g. 3 ÷ 3= 1, 6 ÷ 3= 2 etc
  • ÷ 4 facts
  • ÷ 8 facts
  • mixed ÷ facts  
  • x6 
  • x7

Suggested websites to practise:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/3-times-table.html

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

The children are usually tested on their current tables every friday (12 questions in a random order). If possible, continuing to test them will help them with mental recall. 

Spellings-  Please find above the  new spellings (Summer 2 Week 1). Your child will know if they are in the Stars, Diamonds or Hearts. 

Suggested website to practise: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Phonics - Phonics play is a website that has lots of interactive games for your child to play to reinforce phase 3 and phase 5 sounds.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   

It is free if you use this login:  Username:march20   Password :home

Reading- please continue to read both aloud to an adult and to yourself . Please read a range of different styles of text (fiction, non-fiction, poetry etc). This website has a good selection of free e-books to enjoy at home! Lots of the books are like the ones that we have at school. You will need to register but it doesn't take long. Here is the link https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 6th July 2020 

Maths- mass and capacity

Whiterose Maths- as usual please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 11 (w/c 6th July)  and do one lesson per day. 

Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done.  Here is the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

English- Inverted Commas (speech marks)

Quotation Marks And Inverted Commas | Inverted commas, Quotation ...

 

 

 

 

 

This week have a go at using inverted commas. BBC Bitesize have a great explanation with a video and online activities. Here is the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h There is also a home learning activity booklet uploaded to choose activites to complete. 
*Although both are correct, in school we usually use double commas "   " rather than single '   '. *

Modern Foreign Languages- French 

Kindergarten Core French at CISE - Junior Kindergarten

 

 

 

 

This week your focus is learning numbers 0-10 in French. I have uploaded a powerpoint to help you learn them. The powerpoint includes a song at the end and so the lyrics have also been uploaded if you want to join in. There may be other videos/songs on the internet that you want to use instead. Please find uploaded as well, word cards and a matching activity.

In your zoom call this week we will play 'French Number Bingo' so you will need to be able to recognise the numbers by reading the words ( un, deux, trois...). The only thing that you will need for the bingo is a piece of paper and pencil so that you can draw a grid. More information will be sent in an email this week.  

Science 

You have been employed by someone who is struggling to achieve a healthy lifestyle. You must help them come up with a plan to change their ways and become healthier. Currently, they eat lots of fast food, only drink sugary, fizzy drinks and do not do any exercise at all. After school, they play on their XBox and eat sweets in their bedroom and only stop when it is time for their take away tea, which is usually pizza , fish and chips or McDonalds. They don't eat fruit or vegetables and only get about 5 hours of sleep a night as they are too busy on their XBox. They feel tired and sluggish all of the time so they don't feel like getting a shower or doing any exercise. They have been falling asleep in school and finding it hard to concentrate in lessons. Their parents and teachers are really worried about them. What advice would you give to them ? Can you create a letter or leaflet explaining what a healthy lifestyle is and how they can become a healthier person? 

PSHE Our new value for July is Pride. Over the next week I would like you to think about all of your achievements which have made you proud. I‘m sure you will have a wide range of different achievements which have made you proud, and if time we can discuss some of these on our Zoom call this week.

 

 

                                                                                                                         Summer Term 

Week commencing 29th June 2020 

*Spellings- Have you been tested on Summer 2 Week 1? New spellings have been uploaded called Summer 2 Week 2.*

Maths- Shape and Time

Whiterose Maths- as usual please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 10 (w/c 29th June)  and do one lesson per day. 

Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done.  Here is the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

English- Present Perfect and Simple Past

This week have a go at using the present perfect tense rather than the simple past. I have uploaded a powerpoint and information sheet to explain what this is. There is also a home learning activity booklet to choose activites to complete. 

Modern Foreign Languages- French 

UK food and drink manufacturers feeling Brexit uncertainty

This week your focus is talking about food and drink in French! Click on the link for the BBC lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbjhqfr and complete the activities. 

 

Science- Keeping your body clean and tidy is another important part of a healthy lifestyle. Look at the powerpoint above about personal hygiene and discuss it with a grown up, then complete the sheet all about hygiene.

 

PSE-  This is the final week that we are looking at the value 'Independence'. Have you become more independent during the month of June? What can you now do for yourself that you could not do last month? Maybe you could share this with Miss Dodd during your zoom call this week. 

Have a great weeksmiley

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 22nd June 2020  

Maths- Angles and Lines

Whiterose Maths- as usual please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)  and do one lesson per day. 

Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done.  Here is the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Extension- I wonder how many angles and lines you can spot around your house?

English- Newspaper Report

This week you will be learning about newspaper reports- we haven't done any of these in Year 3 so far but I know that you will be great! 

Your daily lessons can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Over the week you will focus on reading comprehension and SPaG so that at the end of the week you can write a letter. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/english  (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Newspaper report)

 Topic

This week you are going to learn about the Galápagos Islands!

BBC Two - Natural World, 2015-2016, Galapagos: Islands of Change

 

 

 

 

 

1. Like we usually do when we learn about a new place, use a map to locate the Galápagos Islands to see where abouts they are in the world and how far away they are from us.

2. Find out more about the Islands on the bbc information page using this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm/articles/zk9cxyc

3. Make a brochure or information leaflet about the animals that are found there. I have uploaded a 'Galápagos Islands Wordsearch' at the top of this page which reveal the animals that live there. I have set a blank leaflet template as a '2Do' if you want to use it or you can design it on paper. 

 

Science 

This week we are looking at the importance of sleep. Sleep is really important in keeping us physically and mentally healthy. When we sleep, our bodies and minds have the time to rest, recover and process all the things which have happened to us during the day. When we’re young, our bodies are growing and changing quickly, so we need even more sleep than adults to be able to cope with everything that’s happening.

Watch the following videos about sleep and then come up with 10 top tips to help someone who is struggling to sleep.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-sleep

 

RE- This week we are looking at Abraham from the bible. Look at the powerpoint and then answer the following questions. 

Who was he?

When did he live?

What did he do?

Why is he important for Jews, Muslims and Christians?

What were his beliefs about God?

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 15th June 2020  

Maths-  length continued and perimeter

This week in Maths I would like you to do the alternative content as we have already worked on 'Fractions'. At the side of the normal video there is a subheading which reads 'Already covered this content?' so click on there and it will take you to this week's videos. The first video is called 'Add Lengths' and there are four lessons altogther. Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

All worksheets are saved at the top of this page.  Here is the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

There are lots of practical ways that you can measure the perimeter- a rug in the house, a table or squares on the patio in the garden. I'm sure that you can find even more!

English- Non-chronological report 

This week you will be learning about non-chronoligal reports- do you remember writing about Big Blue Whales and African Elephants in school?

Your daily lessons can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Over the week you will focus on reading comprehension and SPaG so that at the end of the week you can write a letter. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/english  (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Non-chronological report)

 

 Topic- Ancient Egypt

Our topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities amd research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

Useful link with learning videos on about Ancient Egypt: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

To finish off our topic on the Egyptians, this week will be focused upon what remains of the Ancient Egyptians.

What remains of the Ancient Egyptians?

I would like to you to begin by watching the following video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zr7qy9q/ - and then answer the following questions by researching using the internet or books or encyclopedias. 

  1. How do we know so much about the Ancient Egyptians?
  2. What is there around the world that still exists from Ancient Egypt? Where can these things be found?
  3. How much of an impact do you think Ancient Egypt had on our modern way of life? 

Resources which may help you can be found here:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools/ages-7-11/ancient-egypt

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/games/discover-ancient-egypt/

 

Science 

This week we are looking at the importance of exercise for humans. Look at the Joe Wicks exercise powerpoint above and discuss it with a grown up. Then make a poster all about exercise. Think about the following questions when making your poster. 

Why is exercise so important? How often should you exercise? Can everyone exercise? What happens to your body when you exercise? 

 

PSE -Independence

How many of you do chores around the house to help your parents? Doing jobs or chores around the house will help you become more independent. Look at the age appropriate chores document above and see if you are already doing any of the chores. If not could you start doing some of them? 

 


RE- This week we are looking at special people in the bible. We begin by looking at 'Moses' a special person for both Jews and Christians .Watch the story of Moses by clicking on the link below and then discuss it with a grown up. Think about why he is such an important person to people who read the bible? 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KgsHvFKd4

Summer Term 

Week commencing 8th June 2020  

Have you been tested on your Summer 1 Week 2 spellings?

*New spellings are saved at the top of the page (Summer 2 Week 1)* 

Maths- measuring length 

This week in Maths I would like you to do the alternative content as we have already worked on Equivalent Fractions'. At the side of the normal video there is a subheading which reads 'Already covered this content?' so click on there and it will take you to this week's videos. The first video is called 'Measure Length' and there are four lessons altogther. Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

All worksheets are saved at the top of this page.  Here is the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

English- Letter Writing

This week you will be learning about letter writing!

Your daily lessons can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Over the week you will focus on reading comprehension and SPaG so that at the end of the week you can write a letter. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/english  (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Letter)

 

 Topic- Ancient Egypt

Our topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities amd research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

Useful link with learning videos on about Ancient Egypt: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

The River Nile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The River Nile is famous for being the world's longest river, but it played a vitally important part in the success of the Ancient Egyptian empire. There is a PowerPoint (at the top of this page) for you to read as well as a list of websites below to help you learn about the River Nile. There is a mindmap worksheet for you to complete to share what you have found (at the top of this page). I have set a '2Do' on Purple Mash if you would prefer to do your work using the template. 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/nile-river-facts/

https://www.historyforkids.net/river-nile.html

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/geography_nile_river.php

Chester Zoo

Last week in school we read the news about the potential closure of Chester Zoo!  We discussed our feelings about this and came up with the idea to design 'Save Chester Zoo' posters. Maybe you could do the same? As our English focus this week is 'letter writing', could you write a letter about this? Have a think about who you could write it to. It could be to a friend telling them about the news, to the zoo to show your support or to someone important who you think could help?  

 

Science  Following on from the work you did last week on the main food groups and needing a varied and balanced diet to have a healthy lifestyle. Analyse the menu choices in this weeks documents, and decide whether each menu is a balanced diet or not? Which one do you think is the most/least healthy ? Why do you think this?  Don't forget to refer to the eatwell plate below.  

 

PSE -Independence

Our new value for June is Independence. Independence can be defined as 'The state of wanting or being able to do things for yourself and make your own decisions, without help or influence from other people.'  Ever since we haven't been in school together, you will have shown a huge amount of independence when learning at home. I would like you this week to consider how independent you are and what you could do to make yourself even more independent at home. Which tasks around the home are you able to complete independently? Which tasks could you do at home independently? How organised are you without the help of adults?  I would like you to come up with a couple of ideas of how you could become more independent. 


RE- This week we are looking at special people from the Christian faith. I would like to research a modern day Christian such as Mother Theresa, Nicky Cruz, Billy Graham…… Make a fact file all about one of them. Think about these questions. Why are they special? What did they do?  How did they make a difference?

 

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 1st June 2020  

Hello Year 3, I hope that you enjoyed your half term break at home in the sunshine! Well done for all of the hard work that you have been doing at home!  yes

*Spellings to be tested this week*

Maths- Fractions continued

You are going to continue to use the whiterose maths but remember you will only have access to the tutorial video via their website. The worksheets and answer sheets for each day can be found at the top of this page. 

As usual please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 6 (w/c 1st June)  and do one lesson per day. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

English- Adventure Story

This week you will be learning about adventure stories- you'll be great at this! Do you remember writing adventure stories at school?- Escape From Pompeii and The Great Kapok Tree! 

Your daily lessons can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Over the week you will focus on reading comprehension and SPaG so that at the end of the week you can continue with an adevnture story. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/english#subjects (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Adventure Story)

 

 Topic- Ancient Egypt

Our topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities amd research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

Useful link with learning videos on about Ancient Egypt: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Egyptian Gods

Egyptian Gods

 

 

 

 

You can learn all about the Gods on the bbc website -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/z4m8pg8 and by reading the Gods information sheet saved at the top of this page. 

Activities

  • Design your own Egyptian God/Goddess- please find a template saved at the top of the page.
  • Art- can you draw the Gods?- see Egyptian Gods colouring page saved a the top of the page.

Science 

We are looking at 'health and nutrition'this half term. The human body needs food for energy, to keep warm, and for growth and repair. We need many nutrients on a daily basis in order to stay healthy. The three main nutrient groups in food are carbohydrates, protein and fats. We also need minerals and vitamins. Look at the food groups pyramid below, watch the following video clip and then complete one of the blank food pyramids at the top of the page. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztr3cdm#:~:text=The%20human%20body%20needs%20food,also%20need%20minerals%20and%20vitamins.

 

PSE -  This week I would like you to think about the things that make you happy.smiley We are all very different and what makes one peron happy, could make another person sad, so this is completely personal to you. Your 'happy things' could be a person, place, film, book, song, memory, something that has been said to you, an activity or anything else you can think of. Write down all of these things on small pieces of paper, and then put them in a jar or box,  you could decorate the jar/box too. When you are feeling sad you can go to your jar and cheer yourself up by reading your notes. We can make one in school when we all come back together aswell. 


RE - Special people

This half term we are looking at special people, in particular special people in world religions and in bible stories. This week I would like you to think about a special person in your life. Who are they? What makes them so special? You may record your work on the sheet at the top of the page. 

 

Half Term 

Week commencing 25th May 2020  

I can't believe it is already May Half Term! I hope that you have been enjoying your home learning and also some time with your families. Here are some activities that you can do over this week, should you want to. Keep safe and enjoy the sunshine! smiley

Maths

English

Alphabet Alliteration Hunt

Can you find something in your house/garden starting with each letter of the alphabet?

Challenge- can you think of an adjective starting with the same letter to describe it? For example, adorable ant.

You might end up with some funny descriptions! There is a template at the top of the page if you would like to use it.

PE

Topic- Mummification and the Afterlife

How to Make a Mummy! | National Geographic Kids

 

 

 

 

This week's topic work is based upon mummification and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt. The below links are videos which will tell you more about each of these things. 

Ideas

  • Create a poster/factfile/powerpoint all about mummifcation and or the afterlife.
  • Write a set of instructions on how to mummify a body (you could you even try to write them using hieroglyphics for an extra challenge!) Then you could use these to create an instructional video.
  • Dress up as a mummy! (please ensure you do this safely and with the permission of an adult)
  • You can create a quiz to test out your family on their knowledge of muummification and the afterlife!

Mummification links

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egyptian_mummies.php

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-mummification-in-ancient-egypt/zdcrkmn

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/how-to-make-a-mummy/

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egyptian-mummies.html

Afterlife links

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egyptian-afterlife.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-the-afterlife-in-ancient-egypt/zvphf4j

Art- shadow drawing and leaf animals 

Quick and Easy Weather Activities for kids and Easy Weather Crafts and Activities for kids, rain, wind, snow and sun, books to read, science experiments and great fun. Make your own kite, jar of clouds, 5 minute crafts.          animal unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 18th May 2020  

Maths- Fractions

I hope that the whiterose lessons have been helpful when learning maths each week. You are going to continue to use this but you will only have access to the tutorial video via their website. The worksheets and answer sheets for each day can be found at the top of this page. 

As usual please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 5 (w/c 18th May)  and do one lesson per day. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Here is a fractions extension activity: 

Simple Fractions NO PREP Packet | Second grade math, Fractions ... 

English- Character Description 

This week you will be learning about character descriptions- do you remember when you had to decribe the character that you dressed up as for World Book Day in school?

Your daily lessons can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Over the week you will focus on reading comprehension and SPaG so that at the end of the week you can write your own character description. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/english#subjects (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Character Description)

 

 Topic- Ancient Egypt

Our topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities amd research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

I hope that you enjoyed learning about Pharaohs last week!

Useful link with learning videos on about Ancient Egypt: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Pyramids

I would like you to learn all about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt!

Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones | Live ...

 

 

 

 

 

​Please find at the top of the page a saved document with information about the pyramids. You could use books/internet to help you with your learning too. 

Can you research...

  • Why they were made? 
  • Where they were made?
  • How they were made? 

Activities

  • First watch the 5 clips about the making of the pyrmaids- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z849wmn. Then write a letter (pretending that you're Nacht) back to your family about your first days working on the construction in Giza.
  • Make you own pyramid- there is a template at the top of the page that you may want to use. 

Science 

This week I would like you to learn some of the scientific names for the bones in the human body. Watch the video and then study the image below. You could maybe draw and label your own skeleton. Finally, complete the 2Do skeletons quiz on Purple Mash  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRuh9aBwUdM

PSE 

As you know May's value is 'Self -belief'. Have you done anything you are proud of lately? You may have learnt a new skill. You may have achieved something really difficult. You may have been brave. On purplemash in the sharing section, at the top of the page, click on shared blogs, then on the self-belief blog and share your proud moment with your class friends. Lots of children have already commented.  

RE

This week I would like you to continue to research the religion of Sikhism. We looked at this religon back in January. I wonder how much you can remember? Below is a link to some videos to help you. Maybe you could make a poster that you can share with the class, when we are back at school. Think about these questions;

When and where did the religion first begin?

What are the main beliefs?

Where do Sikhs worship?

What is the holy book called?     

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/resources/1

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 11th May 2020 

Before you start to learn your new spellings, have you been tested on Summer 1, Week 1? Please find new spellings at the top of this page- Summer 1, Week 2. 

Maths-  Multiplication and Division

I hope that the whiterose lessons have been helpful when learning maths each week. You are going to continue to use this but you will only have access to the tutorial video via their website. The worksheets and answer sheets for each day can be found at the top of this page. 

Warning- on 'Lesson 2 - Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit'​, they demonstrate the formal method for multiplication. In school, we had been using the grid method to multiply so they might not recognise this way of multiplying. Here is a video demonstrating the grid method that we have used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTxql8_dXec (we say tens and ones, not tens and units). In school they would then progress to using the formal method that is shown in the whiterose lesson. The tutorial is great and so if they want to use and practise the formal method they can do or they can continue to use the grid method. 

As usual please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 4 (w/c 11th May)  and do one lesson per day. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Have you been continuing to practise your times tables? Are you getting quicker? If you know some really well, then spend your time learning the tricky ones.

There are websites at the top of the page that you can use to help you. 

English- Instructions

This week you will be learning about instructions- have you ever needed to use them? (baking, games or making something)

Your daily lessons about 'instructions' can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Over the week you will focus on reading comprehension and SPaG so that at the end of the week you can write your own set of instructions. Each Oak National Academy lesson will be an hour long. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/english#subjects (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Instructions)

 

 Topic- Ancient Egypt

Our topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities amd research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

Pharaohs

We would like you to learn all about the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, particularly focusing on Tutankhamun.

Tutankhamun—facts and information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions for you to research and investigate:

- What is a Pharaoh? What did they do? Where did they live? What powers did that have? 

- Famous Pharaohs? 

- Who was Tutankhamun?

- Who was Howard Carter and how is he linked to Tutankhamun?

You could write a diary entry from the perspective from Howard Carter? Or create a news report or TV report all about Howard Carter's discovery? 

I have set some '2Dos' on PurpleMash relating to this week's focus if you want to use them. 

Science 

This week I would like you to research muscles. We have more than 600 muscles in the human body and they are used every time we move. Muscles are attached to the bone by tendons and work in pairs to allow for smooth movement. Watch the video below about muscles and then complete the 2Do on Purple mash explaining how muscles work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpp6n39

 

RE

This week I would like you to research the religion of Sikhism. We looked at this religon back in January. I wonder how much you can remember? Below is a link to some videos to help you. Maybe you could make a poster that you can share with the class, when we are back at school. Think about these questions;

When and where did the religion first begin?

What are the main beliefs?

Where do Sikhs worship?

What is the holy book called?     

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/resources/1

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 4th May 2020 

Reading

This website has a good selection of free e-books to enjoy at home! Lots of the books are like the ones that we have at school. You will need to register but it doesn't take long.

Here is the link https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Maths-  Money

This week you are going to  learn about money. Hopefully your home learning from the first week will help you with this! Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)  and do one lesson per day. For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carrying out an activity sheet (to be printed off) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Have you been continuing to practise your times tables? Are you getting quicker? If you know some really well, then spend your time learning the tricky ones.

There are websites at the top of the page that you can use to help you. 

 

English- Poetry 

This week you will be learning about the poem,  'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough. Roger McGough is a fantastic local poet from Merseyside that we would have studied in school. Maybe you could find out more about him?

Your daily lessons about 'The Sound Collector' can be found on the website called Oak National Academy. Each Oak National Academy lesson will be an hour long. There will be elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher, and a worksheet.

Here is the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/english#subjects (you will need to scroll down to find Genre Focus: Poetry)

Roger McGough - Home

 Topic- This would have been your third and final week learning about your own topic. You can continue with this, or if you are ready to move on, you can start our new topic below so that we are learning along with Year 4. 

Ancient Egypt

Our new topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities amd research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

Before you start.... what do you already know about Ancient Egypt and what do you want to find out?

This weeks activities are:

1. Where is Egypt? 

Please research where Egypt is in the world and locate it on a map of the world. Please find out about the climate, the size of the country and any other geographical facts which interest you. You could look on google maps or print off a blank world map sheet. 

2. Hieroglyphics

Research what Hieroglyhpics are and why there we so important in Ancient Egypt.

Here are some activities that you could do:

  • Write your name using Hieroglyhpics. 
  • Make a bookmark for yourself or for your family/friends.
  • Play hangman.

Also see the document at the top of the page called 'Hieroglyphics worksheets'that have resources to help you. 

Discover Ancient Egypt

Science 

This week we are looking at joints, without joints connecting our bones together we would not be able to move in the way we do. We would not be able to bend, jump, skip to name a few movements. There are 3 different types of joints in the body; ball and socket, hinge and gliding . Watch the video below to find out about joints and then complete the 2Do on purplemash about describing joints. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKXrI-LBH60

If you would like to know a little more about bones and joints watch this episode of 'Operation Outch' the link is below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuGRHKlUUjk&t=6s

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 27th April 2020 

 

Maths-  Fractions 

This week you are going to continue to learn about fractions. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April)  and do one lesson per day. For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carrying out an activity sheet (to be printed off) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Have you been continuing to practise your times tables? There are websites at the top of the page that you can use to help you. 

English- Conjunctions

We use conjunctions in our writing to make it sound more interesting and to give more detail. We sometimes call conjunctions ‘joining words’ because they link sentences together.

There are lots of different types of conjunctions but I would like you to focus on coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.

 

Coordinating Conjunctions

                                and                        but                         or                           so          

 

Use a coordinating conjunction to rewrite these pairs of sentences as one sentence.

  1. We enjoy watching films. We enjoy going bowling.
  2. He wants to win the race. He is running more slowly than the others.
  3. My mum loves cake. I am going to bake a cake for her birthday.

 

Subordinating Conjunctions

although      because      so that       even if      whenever      before     after  even though               

Use a subordinating conjunction to rewrite these pairs of sentences.

  1. My hands are freezing cold. I forgot to bring my gloves today.
  2. My mum takes me to the match every week. She doesn’t like football.
  3. I take the dog for a walk every day. It is raining.

Now it's your turn! I would like you to write some sentences using the conjunctions. 

You can use your imagination or you can use the picture to help you think of sentences. 

Fairground Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | ShutterstockE.g. I eat candyfloss whenever I go to the funfair.

I jumped up and down with excitement before I went on the rides!  

 

Science/ Values - Curiosity

This week we are looking at the human skeleton. Watch the videos below and then draw or print off a picture of the human skeleton and have a go at labelling some of the bones. Then see if you can research the answers to the following questions about bones.

1.How many bones does an adult have?

2. Why do babies have more bones than adults?

3. What would happen if we didn’t have bones?

4. What is the strongest bone in the human body?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDOiNEdJVc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLi55MV04a8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmptsbk

 Topic- Curiosity (continued from last week)

As our current value is curiosity, I want you to choose a topic to focus on for the next three weeks. Is there something that you are curious to know more about? Here are some ideas but it is up to you!

  • A place/ country
  • A special person- scientist, artist or author
  • An animal
  • A time in history 

You can record your findings in anyway that you wish- on a big sheet of paper, making a book, writing a song, on the computer, on a PowerPoint or making a leaflet. Remember this is going to be your Topic for three weeks so you may want to decide on what your focus for each week will be before you start. Have fun! smiley

 

Art/ DT- DIY games

In school this week, we are going to make our own games using things that we already have from school/outside/garden. Maybe you could make a game too? Here is an idea for you but you might think of something else. 

17 DIY Games for Outdoor Family Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term 

Week commencing 20th April 2020 

New spellings have been uploaded at the top of the page. 

Maths-  Fractions 

This week's focus is fractions. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April)  and do one lesson per day. For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carrying out an activity sheet (to be printed off) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done. On this webpage there are previous lessons named- Week 1 and Week 2. These lessons are about fractions too. If you would like to watch and complete these as well, you can! 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English- picture play 

Imagine you were trekking through the Egyptian desert on a camel and saw the scene below.

  • Write a description of the place in first person explaining what you saw, heard, and felt as you approached it. 
  • What did you see as you got closer to the pyramids?
  • What happened when you went inside? What was in there? What did you? Did you meet someone?

Before you start planning and writing, have a look at the Sucess Criteria underneath the image. 

                   Images Camels Egypt Giza Crag Desert Fantasy Moon Pyramid Night

 

 

 

 

 

Sucess Criteria to make your writing fantastic: 

  • Joined handwriting 
  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Conjunctions- and, but, so, because, when, while, as, before, after
  • Prepositions- above, in front.... watch this video to remind yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byszemY8Pl8
  • Adjectives, exciting verbs and adverbs 

Extension:

Please feel free to  extend your work . Here are some suggestions- draw a picture for your description, add speech or  write a poem. 

Science   

We are looking at animals, including humans this term. To begin with we are looking at skeletons. Can you research the three different types of skeletons and name three animals that have each type of skeleton?

Values

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Please find below your two new questions. If you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may!

Question 1: What makes a rainbow?

Question 2: Why is the sea salty?

Topic- Curiosity 

As our current value is curiosity, I want you to choose a topic to focus on for the next three weeks. Is there something that you are curious to know more about? Here are some ideas but it is up to you!

  • A place/ country
  • A special person- scientist, artist or author
  • An animal
  • A time in history 

You can record your findings in anyway that you wish- on a big sheet of paper, making a book, writing a song, on the computer, on a PowerPoint or making a leaflet. Remember this is going to be your Topic for three weeks so you may want to decide on what your focus for each week will be before you start. Have fun! smiley

 

Easter Week 2  

Week commencing 13th April 2020 

I hope that you had a lovely Easter weekend. Well done for all the work that you have been doing at home so far! smiley

Maths-  Days in each month 

This week I want you to learn how many days there are in each month.

There are different ways that you could learn this:

  • By rhyme- see image below                                                                                                                                                    
  • Using your knuckles! (this is the way we began to use in school) - see image and explanation below. 

If the month is on a knuckle, it has 31 days. ... the space between knuckles have 30 days (with the exception of February) 

Remember to ask someone to test you on this. 

 Remembering the Months Rhyme | Primary teaching, Months song ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you work out the following problems?

Tip- you could draw a timeline to help you with this. 

1. If today is 13th April and my birthday is on 2nd May, how many days is it until my birthday?  

2.  If today is18th May and my birthday is on 8th June, how many days is it until my birthday?

3.  If today is 5th September and my birthday is on 16th October, how many days is it until my birthday?

Can you write your own problems? Maybe you could use your birthday and your family's birthdays?

English- Diary writing

 Watch the animation ‘Piper’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPuRBiBCxyk                      Piper Short Film by Disney Pixar - YouTube                                   

 

 

 

1. Create a timeline of Piper’s day

.2. Pretend that you're Piper and write his diary. (1st person)

Think about:

  • What happened?
  • How was Piper feeling?
  • Describe in detail what Piper saw, heard and felt. 

Extension: 

I want you to write a diary of your Easter Weekend.

  • What did you do?  Did you wake up early and eat chocolate all day?
  • How did you feel? Was it strange because it is different to normal Easter celebrations?

Values

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Over the next few weeks we will post two questions per week. You must choose one and find the answer to it. If you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may!

Question 1: Why do the clocks change?

Question 2: How do aeroplanes stay in the air?

Easter themed spellings - cross, Jesus, egg, chocolate, spring, Easter, April, basket, tulip, daffodil, decorate, lambs, duckling, chick, rabbit, bunny, Lent, Sunday, hunt.

Purple Mash - I have set a few fun Easter themed activities on Purple Mash. 

I've also uploaded on here some other 'Easter' and 'Spring' activities that you can do if you wish. 

Easter Week 1  

Week commencing 6th April 2020

For some of these activities, I have attached documents that can be printed off. Please find them at the top of this page. 

Maths- 

Grid coordinates- coordinates are always written in brackets, with the two numbers or letters separated by a comma. For example: ( F, 2 )

When reading or plotting coordinates you always go across first ( x axis) and then up (y axis) - a good way to remember this is: 'across the landing and up the stairs'. 

Please see the documents named 'easter bunny grid' and 'easter land grid' for activities about coordinates.  

Mass and weight - using g/kg bake an easter cake. I have attached 3 easter themed recipies

Problem

Hot Cross Buns Recipe & Video - Joyofbaking.com *Video Recipe*

 

 

 

 

The local bakery is making hot cross buns. Fill in the missing ingredients to scale the ingredients up or down.     

 Tip- use what you already know…… 80 x 2=

  I know 8 x 2= 16 so 80 x 2= 160                                                                                                               

Quantity Sultanas Eggs Flour Sugar
5 buns 80g     250g
10 buns   4 240kg  

 Extension- can you extend the table down? ( for 15 buns, 20 buns etc)     

English- Poetry

Complete the rhyming poem worksheet called 'Easter Cross'. 

Extension

- can you write your own Easter rhyming poem? I have attached a writing frame called 'lined'. 

- can you perform your own poem to your family? 

Easter story creations - using your knowlegde of the Easter story could you retell the story in one of these creative ways? 

Easter themed spellings - cross, Jesus, egg, chocolate, spring, Easter, April, basket, tulip, daffodil, decorate, lambs, duckling, chick, rabbit, bunny, Lent, Sunday, hunt.

*A test would have taken place on 3/4/20 for their spellings.  If possible, test them on 10 words from their list. Continue to practise any that were misspelt.  

Purple Mash - I have set a few fun Easter themed activities on Purple Mash. 

I've also uploaded on here some other 'Easter' and 'Spring' activities that you can do if you wish. 

Well done for all the work that you have been doing at home so far! smiley

Week commencing 30th March 2020

English- Games to play

17 Best Board Games for Adults 2020 - Fun Indoor Board Games for ...

 

 

 

 

 

Write a set of instructions so that everyone in your family knows how to play your favourite game. This could be a board game, a computer game or a game you play in the garden. 
What do you need for this game? Make this clear. Write clear steps that everyone can follow with appropriate verbs and adverbs. 

Tip- verbs are doing words ( roll, sit...)

adverbs- describe the verb (carefully, slowly...)

Maths - Time

If possible, it is useful and fun to learn about time in a practical way!

I would like you to revise telling the time (12 hour clock):

1. o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

2. to the nearest 5 minutes (past and to)  e.g 25 minutes past 4, 10 minutes to 11

3. to the neartest minute (past and to)  e.g. 13 minutes past 6, 22 minutes to 1

Extension: Can you answer time interval problems for example- If went in the garden at 25 past 9 in the morning and played football for 25 minutes, what time did I finish playing football?

Game to practise: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time 

 

Topic- France

Please can you research the food that would be typically found and eaten in France? Create a menu for a French restaurant! I have set this as a '2Do' for you on PurpleMash but you can do it on paper if you want to.

Science - Soil- This week we are learning about what soil is and what it is made from. Watch the video by clicking on the link below and then complete the quiz that follows. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/ztvbk2p                     

 Can you indetify the type of soil that you have in your garden? How do you know?

RE- We are still looking at the Easter story. Below is a link to the Easter story for you to watch and discuss. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI

Now create a comic strip to retell the Easter story. You can make your own or there are some writing frames below with the other links. I have also added some Easter mindfulness colouring for you to do too.

PSHE- Recap on all of our values so far this school year, and try to think of something to be happy about each day. Also, take some time each day to do some mindfulness using the link below 

 https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/flow

PE- Here are a few links to video's that we use in school to keep our bodies moving. Try to get outside for a little bit everyday. Can you learn a new skill? 

Joe Wicks keeping fit videos- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k  

Yoga and mindfulness- Cosmic kids on youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Zumba - https://app.gonoodle.com/search?query=zumba

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Week commencing 23rd March 2020

Topic- France

Please can you create a poster about a holiday/ tourist destination in France. You can either do this on paper or there is a template in the '2Dos' tab on Purple Mash. Please find the link to use PurpleMash on the 'Useful Links' tab on this website. 

Maths - Money

If possible, it is useful and fun to learn about money in a practical way!

I would like you to practise:

1. recognising coins and notes.

2. Can you put the coins and notes in order from smallest value to largest?

3. Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p. 

 

Science - Rocks

We have been looking at rocks in our lessons. Please complete the 'Fossils quiz' on Purple Mash. I have set this as a 2Do for you.  

RE

We are looking at the Easter story during RE. Below is a link to the Easter story for you to watch and discuss. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI

 

PE- Here are a few links to video's that we use in school to keep our bodies moving. Try to get outside for a little bit everyday. Can you learn a new skill? 

Joe Wicks keeping fit videos- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k  

Yoga and mindfulness- Cosmic kids on youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Zumba - https://app.gonoodle.com/search?query=zumba

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Year 3 Spring Term Headlines:

Welcome to Year 3 for 2019-2020

  • Topic - our topics this term are 'Rainforests' and 'France'.
  • PE Kit and a water bottle need to be in school every day.
  • Our guided reading day may change weekly. Red reading records should be brought to school everyday. 
  • Times Tables will be tested every Friday.
  • Spelling test day is Friday. 

Full details of curriculum content for the Spring term can be found in the attachment below:

World Book Day 2020

We had a wonderful time celebrating 'World Book Day'! We spent the day dressed as our favourite book characters and did lots of activities that shared our love of reading. 

Roman Trip to Chester

On Tuesday 24th September, Year 3 visitied the Grosvenor Museum in Chester to learn all about the Romans.  We marched round Chester as Roman soldiers, learnt battle formations and chants and took part in a Roman workshop all about life as a Roman. We also enjoyed looking at all the Roman exhibits within the museum.

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