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Wednesday 1st April
A big well done to everyone who is having a go at the work and thank you to people who have sent me photos of your work, it makes my day. I have posted some on our page.
Spellings/Handwriting- Practise your handwriting and spellings by writing one line of each word in your neatest, joined handwriting.
Reading- Read the text about Easter and then answer the questions, remember you can read it back to find the answers. I will post the answers at the end of the day.
Maths- TIMES TABLES PRACTICE - I have set you 20 games on TT rockstars again. You really wowed me last week and many of you did far more than 20 games, and I can see your accuracy improving; this means you are getting more and more answers right. Your times are also improving, meaning you are getting quicker at answering them. Keep going! I've also attached paper copies beneath this box for those who want them.
PE- You know what to do!!
Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
or Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Topic Challenge- In our Topic lessons we are moving onto looking at the Mediterranean. Can you use your fantastic research skills to make a list of all the countries that are Mediterranean countries? (These are countries that are around the Mediterranean Sea). Use the internet and have a look at some maps. I will post all the countries at the end of the day- see how many you can get!
Tuesday 31st March
Spellings- Spellings wordsearch! Visit https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1004441/ to play it online or print the sheet attached below this box.
English- It's getting close to Easter time, so create an EASTER acrostic poem, describing Easter using the letters of the word. You can use the template attached below this box or design your own!
Maths- We are going to look at tenths as decimals. Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and look at Week 1 Lesson 5. Then complete the activity and mark. I have also attached it in the box below. Decimals can be quite tricky, so please have a go at the first sheet and think of the second sheet as our 3 star challenge, which you may choose to have a go at.
PSHE- In uncertain times, lets try to create some positivity. Here is a creative activity I found (Thank you Mrs Graham) and I think it would be a perfect one for you to do:
Make a list of the most important people in your life. These might be your parents or carers, siblings, friends and relations. Leave some space by each name.
Think carefully and identify three qualities that each of these important people have that make them such great people. These might be things like: kindness, courage, modesty, curiosity, loving, humour, loyalty, wisdom, fairness, forgiveness, playfulness, etc. Write three by each name.
Do the same for yourself.
Now carefully draw a large, strong and sturdy tree in the middle of the page. On each of the main branches write the name of one of your important people and their three qualities.
On the trunk of the tree write your own name and your three qualities.
Draw the tree's strong roots and on these write down any qualities that you all have in common, or qualities which seem particularly important for this group of people.
Colour the whole thing in and make a suitable background.
I would love to see photos of your positivity trees, if you would like to show it off on our class page, email to email@example.com
Stay safe everyone and I hope you are having lots of nice family time.
Monday 30th March
I hope you are well. Remember I am only an email away on here or on Purple Mash.
Spellings- Here are the Year 3 Spellings - you know what to do (also attached below)
English- We looked at Haiku poems a couple of weeks ago, now we are going to have a go at Acrostic poems. These are easy. Here is some information about them:
Your task is to write an Acrostic poem to describe yourself, using your first name. If you have time, decorate it to make it look nice. Maybe each first letter could be in bubble writing, or you could draw a nice border around it. If you email it to me I can put it on the class page for everyone to see.
Here is mine as an example:
Makes mistakes sometimes
Is happy to be a teacher
Sings in the car
Sips coffee every day
Only has one pet
Wants to help everyone learn
Doesn't like shouting
Eager to get back to school
Never gives up
Maths- First, have a go at the flashback 4. Second, can you use what you have learned about counting in tenths to solve these problems?
Joe Wicks PE lessons- https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
or Cosmic Kids Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Spanish- Practise saying the days of the week in Spanish. The Phonetic section of the table tells you how to pronounce each word.
CHALLENGE - Spanish Diary- if you would like to, every day through this week can you write the day of the week in Spanish and then draw something you have done that day? Once you have done, you can send me it to post on the class page to show off your work. Try to go the whole week saying the days of the week only in Spanish!
Good morning, I hope you are all still well and staying safe at home.
Friday 27th March
English- We know about past tense and present tense, but we need to learn what the "present perfect" tense is. This tense connects the past with the present. It is used to describe events that started in the past but continued up until now. When writing in the present perfect tense, you always use the verb "has" or "have", e.g. I have been to Spain (instead of I went to Spain) or He has taken the dogs for a walk (instead of he took the dogs for a walk).
Here is a poster with some examples
Task 1- Read the sentences, they are already written in the present perfect tense, choose whether the sentence should use the word "has" or "have".
Extension task 2- Rewrite the sentences. They are written in the past tense but you need to rewrite them in the present perfect tense, so you need to use "have" or "has", depending on the sentence (the verb might need changing slightly too, e.g. I drove becomes I have driven).
Maths- First have a go at these flashback 4 questions.
We are counting in tenths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Look at lesson 4 and complete the activity, then mark! The activity is on the website and also attached below. Keep practising counting up and down in tenths whenever you get the chance.
Art- We have been looking at African Art and today we will look at some African masks. Many African tribes make masks and wear them at rituals or celebrations as part of their culture. Look through the slides to see some examples of the masks and all their features and then use the templates to design one of your own. You can colour it in using an African pattern or animal print. If you have things to stick onto it as well you can do this. If you can't print a template, have a go at drawing it yourself. It doesn't have to be perfect but I hope you enjoy doing it. If you want to you can ask an adult to help you cut the eyes out and stick some string around it make it into an actual mask, otherwise you can just stick your design into your book.
Computing- I have set you a 2do on Purple Mash. It is an email from Barnaby Bear, he has a very important question to ask you. Practise your emailing skills by emailing him back, and he will reply to you! So make sure you answer all his questions, but remember all the rules we discussed about staying safe on email.
P.S - My own Purple Mash account is up and running now so you can also email me on there, it will come up as ESowden.
Have a lovely weekend and stay home!
See you over the computer again on Monday.
I have attached the Art slides and work as PDFs, please contact me if you can't access them and I can try emailing them to you.
Answers to reading and English work for Thursday 26th March:
Thursday 26th March
A big well done to all the children who have completed lots of TT rockstars games, I see you!
I know if you haven't completed them online that doesn't mean you are not still practising them on paper.
Reading- Read the text and answer the questions (down below). We are used to doing these in school and for homework. I will upload answers later today or tomorrow.
English- Tomorrow we are going to learn about something called the present perfect tense. So for today, I would like to refresh our knowledge on the past tense. Change each sentence from present tense to past tense by changing the verb in the sentence. For instance, I walk to the kitchen would become: I walked to the kitchen. Remember, adding 'ed' isn't always the correct thing to do to change to past tense.
Maths- We are learning about tenths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Watch the video for lesson 3 and the complete the activity. If you need any further explanation or help I am happy for you to contact me. When finished you can check your answers.
Science- We have touched upon the life cycle of plants and how when a plant makes new seeds, the seeds are dispersed: this means they are separated from the plant they were made from, so they can go somewhere else and grow into a new plant. This can happen in a number of ways, such as being blown by wind or carried by animals. I have uploaded information sheets about each method of seed dispersal (each way seeds can be dispersed) and would like you to read these and use the information to try to fill out the table.
Wednesday 25th March
Spellings- It's time to practise handwriting- very important! Write out your spellings in your book, one line of each word, in your neatest, joined (if you normally join) handwriting- like we do in class some mornings. For a challenge: use each word in a sentence (in your best handwriting).
English- We are getting good at recognising direct speech. Let's actually write some. Look at what Leon and Aisha are saying to each other, and write out the conversations using inverted commas (speech marks) in the correct places. All the words being spoken by Leon or Aisha should have inverted commas around them.
Maths- Let's have a break from fractions and brush up on our times tables. I have challenged you to 20 games on TT rockstars, can you rise to the challenge? I wonder who can do even more than 20 games...
If you prefer the paper copies, I will attach them below, there's one for the 3 times tables, one for the 4s and one for the 8s. You can time yourself to see how much you do in 3 minutes, but if you don't finish, give yourself time after to complete it. If it helps you to write out all your times tables first to look at, then do it!
PE time - Do one of Joe Wicks' PE lessons or some Cosmic Kids Yoga (or both?)
Links here -
Music- I came across a video by Myleene Klass (HearSay fans will know) and she taught a Music lesson. Give it a watch and see if you can clap your name. We have touched on some of this in Music before, and it also links nicely with the lesson we did on syllables. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXmBlTadys
As always contact me for any help or queries, I will respond as soon as I can.
Tuesday 24th March
I hope you are all well and keeping occupied. If you finish your work and it's still early I would encourage you to spend some time on TT Rockstars as we all need to be experts on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3.
Spellings- It's our favourite: word search time. Complete the word search and find all of your spellings. Here is a link to play it online https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/976639/spring-2-week-4-spellings/ or download the PDF beneath this box and print.
English- We are identifying direct speech. This means finding the words that are actually being spoken by someone. These are the words that always need inverted commas (speech marks) around them. There are 1, 2 and 3 star challenges below, like we often do. Choose your challenge depending on how confident you feel (you only need to do 1 sheet, but if you feel up for a challenge you can have a go at all 3).
Maths- We are looking at which fractions make 1 whole. If I eat 2/3 of a pizza. I have eaten only 2 out of 3 slices, so this is less than one whole pizza, but if I eat all 3/3 of the pizza, I have eaten all 3 out of 3 slices, so I have eaten 1 whole pizza. When a fraction's numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number) are the same, this is equal to 1 whole.
Let's try this - visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and choose lesson 2 to watch the video. Then have a go at the activity below. The answers are on the website for you to self mark, but don't look at these until after!
Topic- I would like you to find out what it is like to live in the Sahara Desert. Use the internet, watch videos to research what it is like to live there. I have also uploaded a PDF of some slides down below which can be part of your research. Then, pretend you are one of the people who lives in the Sahara Desert and try to answer the interview questions below. I would love to read these so feel free to email me your responses (and any other work you would like feedback on).
3 star challenges for English
For each activity where I have uploaded a worksheet you can either print this and stick it in your book, or write the answers straight into your book. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble viewing anything or need any help.
Spellings- Practise writing each word 5 times using the look, say, cover, write, check method.
English- Rewrite each sentence using a different word instead of 'said'. Remember to include the inverted commas (speech marks) and keep them in the correct place in every sentence.
Maths- Write the fraction for each picture. E.g. If there are 4 apples all together and 2 have been eaten, the fraction is 2/4 (because 2 out of 4 have been eaten).
Monday is usually our PE day so here is a link to Joe Wicks' Youtube channel, who is going to post a PE lesson at 9am. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos
Alternatively, you can do some Cosmic Kids Yoga, link here - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga choose any one you want.
See worksheets below.
Miss Sowden teaches in Year 3 with teaching assistant Mrs Fixter (mornings and some of the afternoons).
Mrs Lambert and Mrs Fixter teach on Monday afternoons.
Mrs Fixter also teaches on Friday afternoons.
This is our class page where you can see what we are learning about and experiencing each term. There will also be useful resources to help you at home.
Welcome back! This term we are going to the extreme ends of the Earth! We are going to spend the first 6 weeks learning all about the Antarctic and the last 6 weeks learning all about the Desert.
We will start going swimming on Wednesday afternoons starting on the 4th of March.
Expectations in Year 3
Year 3 PE is on Monday and Wednesday
Please make sure you have the correct equipment on these days (shorts/T-shirt/trainers/joggers for cold weather)