Week 14 13.07.20

Hello year 3!

I can't believe that it is the last week of school! Miss Hussain and I would like to thank you all for being the best year 3 classes ever. We have had so much fun teaching you this year and we hope that you have enjoyed it too. Thank you for keeping in touch with us. We have loved speaking to you all at home and it definitely puts a smile on our faces. We will be ringing you all over the next few weeks and can't wait to speak to you all. I hope that you all enjoy the summer holidays and we are looking forward to seeing you all when you are in year 4.

Lots of love

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne xxx

English

Monday

 

Today we want you to create a mind map about yourself. This might be something that you would like to email your year 4 teachers so that they can get to know you a little bit better. Have a look at Mrs Scott's below to help you.

Tuesday

Today, you are going to use your information from yesterday to write a formal letter to Mr Robb or Mr Knight.

Look at the document below to remind you about what you need to include in it.

Use the checklist below to help you to write your letter.

Wednesday- Please e-mail this work to year3@gwps.org.uk

Have a look at the letter that I have written to you. Can you write a formal letter back to me, telling me what you have enjoyed about year 3? Use the checklist from Tuesday to help you.

Thursday

What has been your favourite memory from year 3? We have had lots of fun together this year and have done lots of exciting things such as:

  • A trip to the Archaeological Museum, in Durham, to learn more about the Stone Age
  • A Christmas trip to Beamish where we met Santa and played traditional parlour games
  • A trip to the Botanic Gardens, in Durham, to learn about plants
  • Our Eiffel Tower building competition
  • Making shoe adverts for Mr Botte
  • World Book Day
  • Planting seeds
  • Plus lots of other exciting memories!

 

Pick your favourite thing that we have done this year and write a paragraph about it telling us why you liked it so much.

 

 

Friday

Miss Hussain and I have each made a video where we share our favourite memory with you. We would love it if you could make us a video and tell us what your favourite memory is. If you want to, you can email them to our email page.

Maths

Monday

Today in maths, we will be looking at subtraction. Remember for subtraction we use the column method. Watch the video below to remind you.

 

Key questions:

Which method would you use to subtract?

Do we always need to subtract the ones first?

Why do we always subtract the ones first?

 

Watch the video of Miss Hussain below to remind you on how to do the column subtraction method

Starter-

Remember you don't need to print this out. You can just write out the calculations in your book. 

Activity-

Tuesday

 

Today in maths, you will be doing more subtraction calculations but this time you will need to exchange. Watch the video below to remind you how to do it

 

Key questions:

Have we got enough ones to take away?

Can we exchange one ten for ten ones? 

How many have we got left?

Starter-

Wednesday

 

Today you will be doing word problems.

Key questions:

How would you calculate this?

What number do you need to take away?

Which method would you use?

Activity- 

Thursday

 

Since it is the last week of school, we want you to play some fun maths games for the rest of the week.

 

Lets see if you can solve today's mystery

Friday

 

Lets see if you can solve today's mystery!

Art

Monday

Today in art, you will be doing some Origami. Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name comes from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a colored side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it. Watch the video below and try to make a fish.

Tuesday

 

Making a bird feeder

 

You will need:

  • Recycled plastic bottle
  • Marker pen
  • Scissors
  • Garden wire
  • Bird seed

 

How to make a bird feeder

  1. Cut a hole using scissors at the back of the bottle, making it big enough for a bird to get in.
  2. Make two small holes near the top of the bottle. This is for attaching the garden wire so you can hang your bird feeder.
  3. Using a marker pen decorate your feeder.  This could be a picture, face, words – anything to make it look pretty for those birds!
  4. Fill it with bird seed.
  5. Hang it outside on a tree or feeding stand and be proud. All you had to do is wait patiently for the birds!

Top Tip: remember you need a small drainage hole at the base of your bottle, otherwise you’ll get soggy bird seed.

 

Wednesday

Today in art, you will be doing hand drawings! Watch the video below to draw animals using your hands. 

Thursday

Banana Pops

 

Ingredients

2 bananas

 

4 large strawberries

100g natural yogurt

200g dark chocolate

 

1 tbsp hundreds and thousands

You will also need:

4 wooden lolly sticks

 

Method

  1. Peel the bananas and trim off the very ends if you'd like them neater. Then chop them each into 4 equal-sized chunks. Thread a strawberry onto each lolly stick first, then push on the pieces of banana.

 

  1. When all your banana pops are made lay them on a baking tray and put in the freezer, uncovered, for 1 hr.

 

  1. Put the yogurt into a tall glass or jug then dip each banana pop into the yogurt to coat (avoiding the strawberries), then place back onto the tray to refreeze until set.

 

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts (stirring after each blast) then pour into a mug. Dip the end piece of each banana pop in the chocolate then sprinkle over the hundreds and thousands.

 

  1. The chocolate should set pretty much instantaneously, but you can keep them in the freezer until you want to serve them for up to 1 week.

Friday

 

Today we want you to create a picture using natural materials. You could collect leaves and sticks from your garden. 

 

Look at some of the examples below to help you.

Week 13 06.07.20

At the end of each year, we normally have our open afternoon where you can look at your child's work and talk to their teacher. We also ask for your feedback about your child's year at George Washington. We value your comments and would appreciate it if you could spend a couple of minutes writing your comments by clicking on the survey link below.

Parent Voice Survey

Hello year 3! We hope you have had a great weekend. A big well done to every single person who has sent work to us last week. We have loved seeing them. They have all been fantastic! We are nearly coming towards the end of the term so we would love to see more work from you all before the holidays. This week you will be writing a non-chronological report about Japan. In maths, you are looking at addition. Remember if you need anything you can just email us on year3@gwps.org.uk

 

We miss you all so much, stay safe.

 

Miss Hussain, Mrs Scott and Mrs Horne xxx

English

This week in English you will be writing a non-chronological report on Japan.

 

Click on the link below to remind you about how to write a non-chronological report.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-non-chronological-report/zvbtscw

 

Monday

Today you will be gathering research about Japan.

 

Can you find the answers to the questions below?

  • What is the population of Japan?
  • What is the weather like in Japan?
  • What sort of food is eaten in Japan?

Remember when you are gathering information you just need to write bullet points. It does not need to be full sentences.

Tuesday

 

Today you will be planning your non-chronological report. Use the template below to help you plan it. Remember when you are planning you do not need to write full sentences and you can just bullet point it. 

Wednesday

 

Today you will be writing the introduction part of your non-chronological report.

Write the introduction of your non-chronological report and the second paragraph.

 

Look at the example below to help you.

 

Look at Miss Hussain's introduction below. How can you improve it? Can you add anything else on to it? What do you need to change on the introduction? 

Explain briefly what your report is about and what you are going to be writing about.

 

Tips for writing a non-chronological report

  • Make your title exciting for the reader
  • In the introduction tell your reader what the report is about
  • Include questions to draw your reader in
  • Write your report in third person
  • Include facts about your topic
  • Include sub-headings (separate your information)
  • Include a picture

Green group and yellow group

  • Write a suitable title for your NCR
  • Write an introductory paragraph
  • Write in the present tense
  • Include information so that the reader knows what your report is going to be about

Pink group and blue group

  • Write a title for your NCR
  • Write the introduction
  • Write in sentences that make sense
  • Use a capital letter at the start of every sentence
  • Discuss what your report will include

Thursday

Today you will be writing the last paragraph and conclusion of your report.

Use the success criteria to make sure you have included everything.

 

Green group and yellow group

  • Use subheadings so that the reader knows what you are writing about.
  • Write in paragraphs.
  • Write in complete sentences.
  • Include questions (Did you know…?)
  • Include facts
  • Use capital letters, full stops, questions marks.

Pink group

 

  • Use subheadings so that the reader knows what you are writing about.
  • Use a capital letter and full stops.
  • Include facts
  • Write in complete sentences.

Blue group

  • Use capital letters and full stops
  • Use adjectives describing what the animals look like
  • Write sentences that make sense

Friday

 

We want you to create a brochure about visiting Japan!

What should go inside a brochure? What do we use brochures for?

 

Look at the examples below

You can use the template below to create you brochure if you want. 

Maths

Monday

Today, we are going to be looking at adding numbers greater than 100. 

Watch the video to recap adding 100s. This video also mentions subtracting. We will be looking at this next week.

Key Questions

  • What is the same and what is different about 2 ones and 3 ones, 2 tens and 3 tens and 2 hundreds and 3 hundreds?
  • What is ___ hundreds and ___ hundreds equal to?
  • How many different ways can you represent 200+300?

 

Have a go at the challenges!

Tuesday

Today, you are going to be adding one onto a number but without an exchange. Have a look at the image below. 

 

Key Questions

  • When I add one on, which column do I need to focus on?
  • Can you use < and > to compare Jack and Tommy’s team points?

 

Use a number line to work out the calculations.

Wednesday

Today, we are going to be adding ones to a 3 digit number with an exchange. When we add ones it can affect the ones column and the tens column. We can only hold single digits in each column. Anything over must be exchanged.

Key Questions

  • When you add ones to a number does it always, sometimes or never affect the tens column?
  • What is the largest digit you can have in each column? Why?

Green Group

Yellow Group

Pink and Blue

Thursday  ***Please send this work to year3@gwps.org.uk***

Today, you are going to be using your addition skills to answer some word problems. Remember to read the questions carefully and make sure that you set your digits out correctly in columns. Use RUCSAC to help you. 

If you would like to work out your answers using squared paper, you can print out the sheet below.

Friday

Today, you are going to use your addition skills to help you solve some maths problems. 

Science

This lesson should take place over 2 afternoons. On Monday afternoon, you will need to make your shadow puppets and on Tuesday afternoon you will investigate what happens to shadows when the light source moves further away or closer to the puppet.

Watch the shadow puppet story. Click on the link below. 

STEM Shadow Puppet Story

 

The way characters appear and disappear illustrates how shadows are formed and how they change when objects are put in front of a light source. 

Can you make your own puppets to retell a story? Work scientifically to investigate what happens to shadows when the light source moves further away or closer to the puppet.

SPAG

Geography

This week we will be looking at volcanoes in Japan. Firstly can you locate Japan on the world map? Have a go, tell an adult where you think it is.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35503542

Watch the Newsround clip of a volcano in Japan erupting back in 2016.

 

Below is a map of Japan. We want you to locate volcanoes on the map that are in Japan.

Next, we want you to do some research on Mount Fuji which is in Japan.

 

Things you could find out:

How tall is it?

How long as it been there?

Where in Japan is it located?

 

PE

Fidget Spinner Challenge

 

If you have a fidget spinner, you can use it to try out this challenge. Draw a circle on a piece of paper and write the exercises on. Set a 30 minute timer and have fun!

 

 

If you don’t have a fidget spinner, use a dice and give each exercise a number.

 

1-squats

2-alternating leg kick

3-vertical jump

4-plank hold

5- burpees

6-v-sit hold

 

Roll the dice. Whatever number you roll is the exercise you do! Set a 30 minute timer and have fun!

Mindfulness

Remember if you do find any animals, you need to make sure that you look at them closely but don't take them away from their natural habitat. 

Week 12 29.06.20

Hello year 3! We hope you've had a great weekend. We hope that you all enjoyed last week's work too. Last week, we saw some great examples of writing. We loved the newspaper articles about Pompeii and the erupting volcanoes that you made at home. We hope they didn't make too much mess! We would love to see more of your fantastic work. Our email address is year3@gwps.org.uk. This week, if you could send Thursday's maths work in it would be brilliant. We are missing you all so much. We hope you enjoy the work this week and have fun!

 

Miss Hussain, Mrs Scott and Mrs Horne xxx

English

Monday

This week, we are going to be sharing a traditional Japanese folk tale with you. It is called Urashima Taro and it is about a fisherman who saves a turtle. This story is very old and dates back to the 8th Century. The moral of the story is to always keep your promises. At the end of the story, Urashima does not do this and he has to face the consequences. Watch the story below.

Key Questions

  • Why do you think he offered money for the turtle?
  • How did he feel when the turtle swam away?
  • Describe how Urashima might have felt when he went back to his village.
  • Why do you think he opened the box?

 

 

Imagine that you are Urashima. You have just arrived back at your village and opened the box. How did you feel when you were back on the land?

 

Write a diary entry about your underwater visit and what happened when you opened the box. Use the checklist below to make sure that you have included everything. 

Tuesday

Watch Urashima Taro again. Today, you are going to plan your retell of the story. Watch the video below for an introduction to story paths. 

Wednesday

Today, you are going to retell the story of Urashima Taro. Use your story path, or plan from yesterday, to remind you about the sequence of events. Remember that your opening needs to be interesting.  Have a look at the powerpoint about story openings.

In your story, you will need to use speech. Watch the BBC video to remind you about speech punctuation.

Speech Punctuation

Use the word mat below to help you to retell the story. 

 

Green

Use a variety of different sentence openers.

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use adverbs in my writing (carefully, quickly, slowly etc.)

Begin to punctuate speech correctly

 

Yellow

Start my writing with an interesting opener

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use speech marks  in my writing

 

Pink

Start my writing with an interesting opener

Begin to write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Begin to use speech marks in my writing.

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

Use adjectives to add description.

 

Thursday

Today, you are going to finish writing the story of Urashima Taro.

 

Green

Use a variety of different sentence openers.

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use adverbs in my writing (carefully, quickly, slowly etc.)

Begin to punctuate speech correctly

 

Yellow

Start my writing with an interesting opener

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use speech marks  in my writing

 

Pink

Start my writing with an interesting opener

Begin to write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Begin to use speech marks in my writing.

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

Use adjectives to add description.

 

 

Friday

In the story, Urashima saves a turtle. Sea Turtles are an endangered species. This means that they are at risk of becoming extinct. Use Google to do some research about sea turtles and create a poster. Try and find out the following information.

 

  • What is the Latin name for a sea turtle?
  • How long do they live for?
  • What do they look like?
  • What do they like to eat?
  • Where do they live?
  • How many different species are there?
  • Why are they endangered?

Maths

This week in maths, you will be looking at place value. You should already be familiar with place value as we have done it before in school. Watch the video below to remind you.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjqtfr/articles/z9w3g82

Monday

 

Today you will be looking at number lines. 

Key questions:

What is the value of each interval on the number line?

Which side of the number line did you start from and why?

When estimating where a number should be placed, what facts can help you?

Starter:

Watch the video of Miss Hussain below

Why is the number 50 and 25 in the incorrect place? How do you know it is incorrect?

Green and yellow                                                                       Pink and blue

Tuesday

10 more/less 100 more/less

Key questions:

What is 10 more/less than _____?

What is 100 more/less than _____?

What column changes? Can more than one column change?

Starter- 

Activity-

 

Green and yellow

Pink and blue

Wednesday

 

Today you will be comparing numbers and using your problem solving skills.

 

Starter-

Key questions:

 

What strategy did you use to compare the numbers?

How do you know which numbers is the smallest and greatest? Why?

Which column do you start comparing from?

 

Green and yellow

Pink and blue

Thursday

 

Today you will be ordering numbers.

Watch the video of Miss Hussain below.

Starter-

Key questions:

 

What does the word ascending mean?

What does the word descending mean?

Activity- 

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Friday

Counting in 50s

Use the number line below to help you with the worksheets.

Green and yellow

Pink and blue

History

Examine artefacts found by archaeologists in Pompeii

Below are some pictures of artefacts that were found in Pompeii. Can you use your skills and predict what you think the artefacts are and what it might have been used for.

Key Questions:

  • Can you predict what this artefact is?
  • What do you think it might have been used for?

Art/DT

In Japan, on May 5th it is Kodomo no Hi (children’s day). It is a day set aside to honour children, their strength and happiness. The carp streamer is an important part of this celebration. Along with other activities, koinobori (meaning carp streamer) are displayed. Each family member has their own fish, and the kites differ in size depending on family order. Today, you are going to make your own koinobori. Follow the picture instructions below to make one. You could make one for each member of your family! We would love it if you could take a photo of your carp streamer and send it to our Facebook page!

Science

Last week, we started our new topic about light. This week, we are going to be looking at reflective surfaces and how some surfaces reflect light better than others.

Have a go at playing Mirror Messages and Mirror Maze. Can you use a mirror to write a message to someone in your family? Can they use a mirror to help them read it?

PE

This week you are going to be taking part in a sports day with members of your family. The rules are:

  • The referee’s decision is final.
  • 3 points will be awarded for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd. (You can adjust these amounts depending upon how many people are taking part.)

We would love it if you could send us pictures of your family taking part as well as a picture of the winner’s podium!

 

The games are:

 

How many hand ‘keepie uppies’ can you do?

 

Scrunch up some paper or use a soft ball. Use your hand to keep the item up in the air. If the ball drops onto the ground then you’re out. Keep a score for each person and then award the points.

 

Rubbish bin Basketball- Who can shoot the scrunched up paper into the bin?

 

Each participant gets 5 attempts. If you get it in, you get a point. The referee can also award one extra point for the most creative way of throwing your ball.

 

 

How many claps can you do when you throw the ball up in the air?

 

Use a ball or some scrunched up paper. You have to throw the ball up into the air and count how many claps you do before you catch it. Each participant gets 3 attempts. Their highest score is then ranked and points are awarded accordingly.

 

You can download the certificate below. We would love to see photos of you with a copy of your certificate.

Mindfulness

Take some time each day for some mindfulness activities. Have a go at Body Scan. It will help your body to feel nice and relaxed.

Click on the link below to take part in some online colouring in activities.

Online colouring in

SPAG

This week in SPAG you will be looking at suffixes. Watch the video below to remind you about suffixes.

Green and yellow

Pink and blue

Reading

Week 11 22.06.20

Hello year 3! We hope that you all enjoyed last week's work. Last week, we saw some great examples of writing and other activities. This week, we have set up a new email address that you can send your work in to show us. Our email address is year3@gwps.org.uk. We would love it if you could send your newspaper report about Pompeii to us. As well as learning about Pompeii, we would like you to make your own volcano and make it erupt! We hope you have lots of fun with this activity. It would probably be a good idea to make it erupt outside as it could get messy! We are still missing you all, but the phone calls home really make us smile. It is a great way of us keeping in touch with you all and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. In some of the maths videos you might hear my cat, Izzy, meowing. It was her tea time and she wasn't impressed that I was ignoring her!

Take care and we will see you soon.

Love Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne xxx 

English

Monday

This week you will be writing a newspaper report about what happened in Pompeii. Do you know what happened? In 79 AD one of the most famous eruptions happened in history. A volcano called Mount Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii. The death toll remains unknown!

 

This week, you will be writing a newspaper article about what happened in Pompeii. Do you remember what we need to include in a newspaper article? We need to find out the 5 Ws. Do you remember what the 5 Ws are?

 

Watch this video to remind you.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

 

Today you will be writing the 5 Ws and finding out some facts about Pompeii. Fill out the table below.

Tuesday

 

Today you are going to interview someone in your family, and they are going to pretend they were alive during the time when the volcano erupted. Think about what questions you could ask them. What would a reporter ask them?

 

Use this to help you

Miss Hussain interviewed Mrs Scott over the phone, who pretended to be alive when the volcano erupted. These are the questions Miss Hussain asked:

How did you feel?

I felt very scared as we didn't know what was happening. We could see lots of smoke in the distance and the ground beneath my feet was trembling.

What happened?

A volcano erupted. Fortunately, I was able to escape as I wasn't nearby when it erupted.

Did your home get destroyed?

Yes. The whole town was covered in lava. I wasn't able to go back there and had to go and live with my family that lived nearby.

Wednesday

Today you will be writing the newspaper report about what happened in Pompeii. Look at the PowerPoint below to remind you about the features of a newspaper report.

Tips for writing a newspaper report

  • Make your headline short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence sum up what the story is about.
  • Write your report in the third person and the past tense.
  • Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • If you use quotes to make your report more interesting, don't forget to use speech marks!
  • Use a photo with a caption to give the reader more information.
  • Fill your newspaper report with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws.

 

Thursday 

 

Today you are going to finish writing your newspaper report and end it with a suitable conclusion.

 Make sure to look at the tips from yesterday to help you. Have you included everything? 

 Use the checklist below to help you to make sure that you include everything in your newspaper report.

Friday

 

Today you are going to pretend you lived during the time when the volcano erupted and write a diary entry about what happened that day. What key features would you include?

Here are some of the feelings you could include in your diary:

  • devastated
  • scared
  • terrified
  • petrified
  • frightened
  • horrified
  • nervous
  • alarmed
  • panicked
  • afraid
  • fearful

Use this to help you

Maths

This week, we are going to be learning about money.

 

Monday

Watch the video below to recap coins and their values.

Watch the video below to recap notes and their values.

Key Questions

  • What is the value of the coin/note?
  • What does p mean?
  • Why do we have different values of coins and notes?
  • What’s the difference between £5 and 5p?

Have a go at the challenge.

Rosie has 95 pence in her purse. She has one 20p coin, one 50p coin, two 10p coins and one 5p coin.

Tuesday

Today we are going to be converting between £ and pence. Remember 100p=£1 so if we had 423p and we wanted to convert it into £ and p we would say that we had £4 and 23p.

 

Key Questions

  • How many pennies are there in £1?
  • How can this fact help us to convert between pounds and pence?
  •  How could you convert 600p into pounds?
  • How could you convert 620p into pounds?

Have a go at this money challenge!

Wednesday

Today, we are going be looking at adding money. We are going to be using a part whole model to help us. Watch the video below for a recap on how to use part whole models.

Key Questions

  • Can you group any of the coins to make a pound?
  • Can you use estimation to support your calculation?
  • Why is adding 99p the same as adding £1 and taking away 1p?

 

Option A

Set up a toy shop at home. Label your toys with different prices. Ask someone to come to your shop and buy two toys. You have to work out the cost of the toys they want to buy. Repeat this activity with two different items.

or

Option B

Complete the part whole model worksheet.

Thursday

Today, we are going to look at subtracting money. To help us, we are going to use a numberline.

Key Questions

  • Can we make 50p in a different way to make it easier to subtract 10p physically?
  • Which number should I place on the number line first?
  • Could I count backwards on the number line?
  • Does this change the difference?
  • Do we need to exchange any pounds for pence?

 

Pink and Blue

Green and Yellow

Friday

Today, you are going to have a go at some problem-solving activities linked to money.

 

Activity 1

Activity 2

For this activity, it would be helpful it you had 15 1p coins. Draw four bags on a piece of paper and move the coins around to help you work out the different possibilities.

 

Activity 3

Art and DT

This week, you are going to design and make your own erupting volcano!

A volcanic eruption is one of the most powerful natural forces on our planet. Watch the following video that shows you how to make your own volcanic eruption. 

You will need:

For the volcano model:

  • Two A3 sheets of card
  • 200 ml plastic bottle
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paint and paintbrushes

 

For the eruption:

  • Small bowl
  • Cup
  • 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tbsp washing up liquid
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red food colouring

 

How to make an erupting volcano model.

 

  1. Place your bottle upside down in the centre of a sheet of card and draw a small circle around the neck.
  2. Cut a straight line through the card to the middle of the circle, and cut it out.
  3. Overlap the two sides of the card to make a cone shape. Tape this into place, leaving a hole where you cut out the circle. Cut around the base of the cone so that it sits flat, but make sure that it is still taller than your bottle.
  4. Place the cone over the bottle. Tape the top of the paper cone to the neck of the bottle to hold it in place. Tape the base of the cone to the other sheet of card.
  5. Use paint to decorate the cone and make it look like a volcano. Allow your model to fully dry.
  6. In a bowl, combine the bicarbonate of soda and washing up liquid. Add the water and mix thoroughly. Pour this mixture into your volcano.
  7. In a cup, mix together the vinegar and food colouring.
  8. When you're ready, pour the vinegar into the bottle with the bicarbonate. Wait for it to erupt and watch how the lava flows.
  9. Experiment with different amounts of bicarbonate and vinegar and see how the volcano's eruption changes.

 

Health and Safety

Take care when handling the eruption ingredients and stand back when watching the eruption to make sure you don't get any in your eyes. Make sure you are working in a well-ventilated area.

To make cleaning up easier, it's best to stand your model on a wipe-clean surface.

Science

This week, we are starting our new topic all about light. Watch the video below to find out about light. 

Have a look at the pictures below. Can you identify the ones that are sources of light? Can you find any that aren't sources of light? 

Some of the pictures might have been tricky to sort. The moon, the window and the mirror might look like light sources but they aren’t. The moon is not a light source because it does not make its own light. We can see the moon because light from the sun reflects off it (bounces off it) back to the earth. The window is not a light source. It is an opening that lets the light from the sun or other light source into the room. The mirror is not a source of light because it does not make its own light. It reflects light from other sources.

 

What is dark?

Dark is the absence of light. If there is no light from a light source, it will be dark.  Think about times when it is dark, or places where it is dark. Which sources of light are absent, or switched off? Can we see in the dark?

 

Activity

Draw a table like the one below and add draw different objects into the correct column. Can you find any more that haven’t already been discussed and add them too?

History

History of Mount Vesuvius

This week, you will be creating a timeline of events that happened in Pompeii when the volcano erupted. 

Look at this PowerPoint. It tells you about the events leading up to the volcanic eruption.

Below is a template of a timeline to help you or you could draw your own. 

SPAG

Today you will be looking at prefixes. Do you remember what a prefix is? Watch the video on the BBC to remind you.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-prefixes/zknd7nb

 

Put in the correct prefix to change the word to the opposite meaning.

Choose from un, in, dis

 

  1. friendly

 

  1. happy

 

  1. please

 

  1. tidy

 

  1. lucky

 

  1. usual

 

  1. agree

 

  1. correct

 

  1. trust

 

  1. like

Mindfulness

Make sure you find some time each day to have a go at this activity. Do it in different parts of your house and see if you notice different things.

PE

Obstacle course

 

See how many stars jumps you can do in 1 minute.

 

How many sit-ups you can do in one minute?

 

How many times you can you hop in 1 minute?

 

Can someone in your family beat you?

 

Yoga

Week 10 15.06.20

Hello year 3! We hope you are all okay and have had a fabulous weekend, although it has been raining. Hopefully we will get more sun. This week it is science week, the topic is 'Our Diverse Planet'. We will be looking at farming and agriculture. Remember any work that you do at home you can send it to us via Facebook or email.

 

Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon.

Love,

Miss Hussain, Mrs Scott and Mrs Horne xxx

English

This week, you are going to be writing a non-chronological report about volcanoes.

 

Monday

Watch the video below and answer the questions.

  1. How does the Earth change?
  2. What is a volcano?
  3. What is found deep in the Earth’s crust?
  4. What happens when magma reaches the Earth’s surface?
  5. What are the three types of volcano? Can you explain what each word means?
  6. What is a shield volcano?
  7. What is a cinder cone volcano?
  8. What is a stratovolcano?
  9. How many active volcanoes are there in the world?
  10. Where are many volcanoes located?

Look at the following websites. They contain lots of interesting facts about volcanoes that you may want to include in your report.

 

National Geographic Kids

Science Kids

Tuesday


Today, you are going to be looking at some non-chronological reports and identifying the different features. Watch the video below to recap all the things that you will need to include in your report.

Look at the example texts. Can you find all the key features? What do you think is good? Can you suggest anything that could be improved?

Key Questions:

  • What do you notice about the reports?
  • What do you like? Why?
  • Is there anything that you think could be improved?

 

 

Wednesday

Today, you are going to plan your non-chronological report. Think carefully about the sub-headings you are going to use and make sure that you have enough information. What are you going to write about? You might decide to write about the 3 different types of volcano, or you may decide to write about what happens when a volcano erupts. It’s your choice!

Non-chronological reports contain facts and not opinions. When you plan it, you need to make sure that you include facts and not opinions. Watch the video below for a quick recap.

Use the plan below, to help you to plan what you are going to include in your report. 

Thursday

 

Today, you are going to write the introduction to your report. Remember that your introduction needs to:

  • Say what your report is about in a clear way.
  • Outline the main features of the subject.

 

 Use the checklist below to help you.

Friday

 

Today, you are going to use your plan to help you to write your report. Have a look at the example reports that you looked at on Tuesday and discuss all the features that you need to include.

Once you have written your report, use the checklist below to make sure that you have included everything.

Green and Yellow

Use sub-headings to separate information

Organise information into paragraphs.

Use conjunctions to extend sentences.

Write in the present tense (A volcano is very dangerous.)

 

Pink

Use sub-headings to separate information.

Begin to organise information into paragraphs

Use conjunctions to extend sentences.

Write in the present tense (A volcano is very dangerous.)

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and full stop correctly in my writing.

Use adjectives to make my writing more exciting.

Maths

Monday

 

This week in maths you will be looking at capacity. Do you remember what capacity means? How would you measure water? You would use litres and millilitres.

Key questions:

 

  • What’s the same and what’s different about capacity and volume?
  • What does capacity mean? What does volume mean?
  • What do we measure capacity and volume in?
  • What unit of measure (ml or l) would we use to measure ____ ?
  • How much liquid is in the container?
  • What is the scale going up in?

Activity

Use a variety of containers. Can you estimate how much liquid they hold? Check your estimates using measuring jugs and cylinders to see how accurate you were.

 

Use this picture to help you read the measurements on your jug. Don’t worry if you don’t have any jugs at home, there is an activity below for you if you don’t have any.

Tuesday

Converting and Comparing

 

Today you will be converting and comparing capacity. What signs do we usually use when we compare? Do you know how many millilitres there are in a litre?

Convert the following ml to l

 

1000ml

2000ml

3000ml

4000ml

4500ml

5500ml

Which signs do we use to compare in maths? Look at the picture below to remind you

Key Questions:

  • What is capacity?
  • Which unit of measurement would we use to measure capacity?
  • How many mls are in 1 litre?
  • Which container is the most full?
  • Which container is the least full?
  • Which has the most liquid in it?
  • What does the liquid measure?
  • Which has the least liquid in it?
  • What does the liquid measure?

 

Pink and blue

Green and Yellow

 

Compare the following measurements using <, >, =

Remember you may need to convert to help you

 

1000 ml  ___ 1L

 

2.5L ____ 2000 ml

 

5000 ml ____ 6.7L

 

7900 ml ____ 4000 ml

 

9L ____ 3000 ml

 

6000 ml ____ 6000 ml

 

8L _____ 7500 ml

 

8000 ml ____ 3L

Wednesday

Adding and Subtracting

 

Today you will be adding and subtracting different measurements. Do you remember which method we use to add and subtract?

 

We used column addition/subtraction. Use this video to remind you about column addition and subtraction.

Key Questions:

How would you work this out?

What is this question asking us to do?

Will you need to convert this number?

Thursday

Problem Solving

 

Today you will be problem solving. Use all the things you have learned about capacity this week so far to help you answer the questions.

 

Green and yellow

Pink and blue

Friday

 

Today you will be doing an investigation with capacity! Use everything that you have learnt this week to help you.

 

Green and yellow

Pink and blue

Science

Activity 1 

 

Where does our food come from? Watch the video below to find out.

 

Today, we want you to look at the food that you have in your house. Where has it come from?  Choose some tinned food and fresh produce. Look at the label to find out where it is from.  How many miles has it travelled to get here? 

 

Mrs Scott has found some food in her cupboards. Watch the video below to see how far her food travelled to get to her house. Can you find the different countries on the map below? 

Activity 2

Today you are going to become a farmer and choose something to plant. When choosing what you want to grow, you need to think about four things:

 

Climate: what weather conditions does your plant need to grow in? Tropical fruits like bananas need warm temperatures and lots of sun. What is the weather like in Britain? Which fruits and vegetables grow well in this climate?

 

Seasonality: different crops grow at different times of the year. Which  seeds can be sown at this time of year?

 

Demand: it’s important to find out what other people like to eat so you can grow something people want. Carry out a survey of people in your house. What could you grow that they would like to eat?

 

Plant life cycles: some plants take a very long time before they bear fruit whereas others grow quickly. For this project, we want something we can harvest as soon as possible.

 

Think about all four of these factors and then choose the seed of the fruit or vegetable you’d like to grow. If you are able to, you could grow the seeds in your garden. If you are not able to do this, make a poster about the fruit or vegetable that you have chosen to grow.

If you are making a poster, include the following things:

 

  • A picture of the fruit or vegetable that you would like to grow
  • The weather conditions your plant needs to grow in.
  • When it grows.
  • How popular it is.
  • How long it takes to grow.
  • The health benefits of eating it.

 

Activity 3

Have a look at the picture. All the food in the picture is produced in Britain. Have you tried any of this food? Did you like it? Can you find something in the flag that you haven’t tried that you would like to try?

 

Look at the flag again, use the table below to sort the food included in the flag into different categories.

Look at the Eatwell plate below. The Eatwell guide shows what kind of foods you should eat, and in what proportions, to have a healthy and balanced diet and more sustainable food. Can you design a balanced meal using foods produced on UK farms?

Use the blank Eatwell plate to help you to design your meal. 

RE

This week, we are going to be thinking about what Jesus looked like. Very little is known about his appearance. Why do you think this is? Have a look at the images below, do you think he might have looked like any of the images in the pictures?

 

Click on the link below to look at some pictures that show how Jesus may have looked.

 

BBC News

 

What do you think he might have looked like?  Why?

 

The Bible is split into two sections. The Old Testament and the New Testament. The first four books of the New Testament are called the Gospels and are written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are the only books in the Bible to give the detail of Jesus’s life. They tell us the story of his birth, his teachings, his death and his resurrection.

 

Read the story below from the Gospel of John.

How we look is not a true reflection of who we are. It is more than how we look.

SPAG

Today you will be looking at tenses (present, past, future).

 

Use the video below to help you do the worksheet below.

Reading

Green

Yellow

Pink

Mindfulness

Yoga

Week 9 08.06.20

Hi year 3! We hope you have all enjoyed the weekend. We have fun things planned for you this week and we hope you enjoy doing them! Remember you can send your work to our Facebook page.

English

Monday

This week you will watching Horrid Henry as part of your story writing. How exciting!

This week you will be writing a story based on the plot of Horrid Henry. What happens in most Horrid Henry episodes? He usually has a problem, or he plays horrid tricks on others.

 

Watch Horrid Henry 

 

As you watch, think about:

  • The character’s name
  • Their appearance (what they look like)
  • Their personality
  • Where they live
  • Their special powers, skills or talents
  • How old they are
  • How they are linked to the other characters

 

You can make some notes to help you remember what has happened (this will also help you for the rest of the week so keep your notes).

Your task for today is to role play the episode you have just watched.

 

Success criteria:

I know Horrid Henry’s story.

I can talk about the story.

I can explain the key features of the story.

I can act out the story with someone at home.

Tuesday

Today you will need to create your own horrid character. It could be a boy or a girl.

Watch the Horrid Henry episode again if you need reminding about what happens or you could just look at yours notes from yesterday!

 

Miss Hussain’s character is Mean Matilda. Matilda has long, blonde hair and has green eyes. Her eyes sparkle like the sun. However, looks can be deceiving, she is always shouting loudly and is mean to everybody around her. She stomps her feet around her house and demands for everyone to follow her rules. She is well and truly mean.

Mrs Scott’s character is called Annoying Angus. He has eyes that are as blue as the sea and bright blonde hair that sparkles in the sun. Angus is eight and he lives with his mum, dad and big brother in a small house. Angus loves to be really annoying and is always trying to play tricks on his family. Wherever he goes, he carries a microphone that he likes to shout into. His mum and dad have tried to hide it from him, but he keeps finding it. He loves to wear his favourite black t-shirt every day that says "boo" on the front and he always wears a pair of sunglasses as he thinks it stops people from noticing him.

 

To create interesting characters that engage the reader, writers think not only about what the character looks like, but how they speak and move.  Watch the first 5 minutes of Horrid Henry again.  Find examples of how the Henry looks, speaks and moves and write them in the correct columns.

 

 

How they look

How they speak

How they move

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now write your own character description using these ideas. You can draw a picture of your character also.

Key Questions:

  • What does your character look like?
  • How does he/she speak/move?
  • How does he/she treat others?

Use this word mat to help you

Green and Yellow

  • Include paragraphs
  • Include adjectives to add description
  • Include conjunctions to extend sentences
  • Include adverbs

 

Pink and Blue

  • Include capital letters and full stops
  • Include adjectives to add description
  • Include conjunctions to extend sentences

Wednesday

 

Plan your own Horrid Henry story using the 5 features of narrative- if you find it easier you can plan the beginning, middle and end instead. Yesterday you created a horrid character that will be apart of your story. Think about how the Horrid Henry story started. Think about Henry’s problem in the episode. You could watch other Horrid Henry episodes for more ideas.

 

Key Questions:

What are the 5 features of narrative? (Opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending).

What was the problem for Henry? (He had to go swimming).

What could your character’s problem be?

What tricks did Henry play on people? (He hid everybody's swimming costume).

What tricks could your character do on people?

How could you resolve your problem?

 

You can use this story plan to help you if you want or you could bullet point each feature.

 

Thursday

 

Write your own story using the 5 features of narrative. Remember to use your story plan from yesterday.

 

Write the opening-

What happens? What is your character doing? What does your character look like?

Write the build-up-

What happens to build up to the problem?

Write the problem-

What is your character’s problem? What tricks does your character play?

 

Green

  • Include the 5 features of narrative
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Use speech marks correctly 
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Use adverbs when writing (The dog greedily ate the sloppy sauce.)
  • Use a range of different adjectives.

Yellow

  • Include the 5 features of narrative
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Use speech marks correctly
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Use a capital letter and a full stop at the end of each sentence

 Pink

  • Begin to write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Begin to use speech marks around spoken words
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Write sentences using a capital letter and full stop correctly

 Blue

  • Write simple sentences that make sense.
  • Use a capital letter and full stop when writing.
  • Use adjectives to describe places, people and objects

Use the word mats to help you

Friday

 

Write the resolution-

What does your character do to resolve the problem? Does he/she do something horrid to resolve it?

Write the ending-

How does your story end?

 

Green

  • Include the 5 features of narrative
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Use speech marks correctly 
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Use adverbs when writing (The dog greedily ate the sloppy sauce.)
  • Use a range of different adjectives.

Yellow

  • Include the 5 features of narrative
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Use speech marks correctly
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Use a capital letter and a full stop at the end of each sentence

 Pink

  • Begin to write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Begin to use speech marks around spoken words
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Write sentences using a capital letter and full stop correctly

 Blue

  • Write simple sentences that make sense.
  • Use a capital letter and full stop when writing.
  • Use adjectives to describe places, people and objects

 

 

Maths

Monday

 

Today we are going to be looking at mass. What is mass?  Mass is the amount of matter or substance that makes up an object. It is measured in units called kilograms, which can be abbreviated to kg.

 

Have a look at the scales below. Can you work out the missing numbers on the scales?

Key Questions:

  • How can we measure the mass or weight of an object?
  • When would we use kilograms or grams to measure the mass of
  • something?
  • Which is heavier? Which is lighter?
  • Where is the arrow pointing to on the scale? What does this tell
  • us?
  • What’s the same, what’s different about the scales?
  • How do we know what each division is worth?

Have a go at reading the different scales.

Pink and Blue

Yellow and Green

 

Tuesday

 

Today, we are going to continue measuring objects using kg and g. Remember: 1000g=1KG.

 

Key Questions

How many grams are in 1 kilogram? If we know this, what else do

we know?

Look at the scale, show me where ____ would be.

How much does ____ weigh? How can we record this as kg and g?

If you have scales at home, choose some objects and record their weight in kg and g.

If you don’t have scales at home, you can read the scales on the worksheets below.

Pink and Blue

Green and Yellow

Can you work out the weight of the other children’s toys?

Wednesday

 

Today, we are going to compare mass. Last year, in year 2 you used the words “lighter” and “heavier” to compare mass. We will continue to use these words as well as using the inequality symbols when looking at numerical measures.

Key Questions

  • Which item is heavier or lighter? How do you know?
  • Using the symbols <, > or =, what can you tell me about each of the scales?
  • If I added an extra item, what would happen?
  • Can I work out how much one item weighs? Would this be more or less than the other item?

 

Pink and Blue

Green and Yellow

Thursday

 

Today we are going to be adding and subtracting mass. Have a look at the place value chart below. It is useful to use this chart when adding mass. Can you use the chart to work out the answers to the calculations below?

Pink and Blue

Green and Yellow

 Friday

 

Today, you are going to be using everything that you have learnt this week to solve some problems. Remember, when you solve problems you need to give reasons for your answers. In school we used the word “because” to help us. For example: “I know my answer is right because…..”

 

Geography

Where are volcanoes?

 

Locating Volcanoes around the world

Recap-

Can you name the 7 continents? Listen to the song to remind you.

Label the continents on the map below. Remember you don’t have to print the map out; you could just talk to an adult about it or try and draw the map in your book.

This week you will labelling different volcanoes on a map. Here is the map of the world. Can you locate Mount Saint Helens and EyjafjallajokullResearch where  these volcanoes are located and which continents they are in. See if you can find any other volcanoes.

Create a fact file about volcanoes.

What happens when a volcano erupts?

Can you research these key words: magma and lava? What do they mean?

 

Here are some useful websites to learn about facts about volcanoes.

https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-volcanoes

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/volcano.html

Science

Do you know what soil is made from? Soil is made from different layers. Have a look at the picture below that shows you the different layers

Soil is made from lots of different things. Have a look at the table below that explains what soil is made of.

Soil is formed by four different processes. They are:

  • Additions-things are added into the soil such as rainfall, animal waste, decaying plants and animals and dust.
  • Losses-water evaporates, and soil particles can wash away in storms.
  • Translocations-movements within the soil such as a worm that moves the soil in every direction.
  • Transformations-this is when something changes into something else. Humus is what is left when dead leaves decompose.

All four processes are taking place at the same time all the time!

 

Today, you are going to make your own soil layer cup. However, this one is going to edible!

You will need:

  • Small pieces of chocolate that have been mixed together
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Whole Oreos, crushed Oreos
  • Shredded coconut mixed with green food colouring
  • Gummy worms
  • Clear cups or glasses
  • Spoons
  • Sticky post-its or labels

 

  1. Put an oreo into the bottom of your cup. This symbolises the base rock.
  2. Add the small pieces of chocolate. This represents base rock that has formed after a long weathering process.
  3. Add in the chocolate mousse. This represents the sub-soil. It offers rich minerals for plants and trees searching for root systems. This layer is hidden, though it is directly affected by water movement.
  4. Layer the crushed oreos on top. This is the topsoil. Add the gummy worms to this part too. Topsoil provides the riches about of matter for germinating seeds. Nutrients, bacteria, fungi, and life are abundant here.
  5. Sprinkle your coloured coconut on top, allowing your worms to poke out. This layer represents organic material: This layer is usually less than an inch thick. It consists of plant and animal residues at various stages of decomposition.

When you have made you made it, you can enjoy eating it!

SPAG

Abstract Nouns

Complete the worksheet below and use the word mat to help you.

Spelling

Have a go at writing some words from the spelling list below. Use our rainbow spelling strategy to help you.

heard 

Reading

Read the extract from James and The Giant Peach. Can you answer the questions?

PE

This week, you are going to set up your own obstacle course in your back garden using any equipment (tennis, balls, footballs, skipping ropes, hula hoops etc.) that you might have. If you don’t have any equipment to use, you could write different exercises on pieces of paper and then when you reach that area, you have to do whatever is written on the sheet (remember to say how many of each exercise you want the person to complete). Challenge your family to a competition. Who will complete the obstacle course in the fastest time?

Mindfulness

Task One – A Mindful Minute

In this activity take one minute, concentrate and fill your mind with what is happening right now in that moment. All your worries will disappear and you will feel relaxed and calm. Take this time to think about the following;

What can I hear? What can I smell? What can I feel? What can I see? What can I taste?

Do this activity at different times throughout the day and in different locations and see what other things you can notice.

Try and do this activity at different times throughout the week to see if you notice any changes.

 

Year 3

Week 8 01.06.20

Hi year 3 and welcome back! We hope that you have all enjoyed your week off and spending time with your family. The weather has been lovely. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun keeps shining all week. We have had a lovely week off too. I have been going on lots of walks with Mr Scott, Saffron and Felix to keep myself active.On Friday, we bought a paddling pool for the garden and our cat, Izzy, has been trying to climb in to drink the water. One day she is going to fall in and get a fright! Miss Hussain has been walking on the beach and having BBQs with her family and Mrs Horne has been gardening and she is really pleased with how her garden is looking. She has also been doing lots of walking with Mr Horne. This week, it is geography week. In year 3, we will be using our geography skills to learn about Russia. Don't forget that you can send your work to our Facebook page. We love seeing what you have been doing at home.

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

Love

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne xxx

English

Monday

Today we are going to listen to a traditional Russian Folk Tale called The Golden Fish.

Key Questions:

  • Why do you think the man’s wife was angry when he told her about the fish?
  • How do you think they felt when they found the cupboards were full of food?
  • What was the difference between the man and woman?
  • Who do you think was greedier? Why?
  • How might the man have felt when he was asking for a new house?
  • Why do you think the wife wanted to be the Queen of the Sea?
  • What do you think the moral of this story is?

 

Imagine that you meet the Golden Fish. What would you ask for and why?

 

Write a paragraph about the three wishes you would ask the Golden Fish for.

 

Tuesday

Listen to the story again. This tale teaches us that it isn’t good to be greedy and we should celebrate the things that we already have that we have worked hard for. Imagine that you are the man from the story. Today, you are going to write a diary entry about what happened when you met the fish and he granted your wife’s wishes. Don’t forget that your diary entry needs to be in chronological (time) order.

 

Key Questions

  • Why did the man put the fish back into the water at the beginning of the story?
  • How do you think he felt when the fish granted the first wish?
  • When they got a new house and servants, do you think the man was happy? Give reasons for your answer.
  • How do you think the man felt when his wife wanted to be Queen of the Sea?
  • How do you think he felt when he realised that he had his old house back?

 

Use the checklist below to help you write your diary entry.

 

  • Start with 'Dear Diary’.
  • Describe the places where the events happened.
  • Write in the past tense.
  • Use pronouns like I, my and me to show that the events happened to you.
  • Talk about how you were feeling or what you were thinking when each event happened.
  • Use interesting vocabulary.

Wednesday

Listen to the story again. Imagine that the fish granted the third wish and made the wife the Queen of the Sea. What might have happened? Discuss it with someone in your house.

 

Key Questions

  • If the wife was Queen of the Sea what might have happened?
  • Do you think she would be a kind or evil queen? Give reasons for your answer.
  • What might she have done?
  • How might the story have ended?
  • What might she say to the creatures in the sea?

 

Today, you are going to write an alternative ending to the story where the wife is the Queen of the Sea. Write a paragraph describing what happens when she is made Queen of the Sea.

 

Green and Yellow 

  • Use a variety of different sentence openers.
  • Write a paragraph.
  • Use speech marks correctly. 
  • Use conjunctions to extend sentences. 

 

 

Pink

  • Write a paragraph.
  • Use adjectives to add description.
  • Begin to use speech marks around spoken words.
  • Use conjunctions to extend sentences. 

 

Blue

  • Write sentences that make sense.
  • Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.
  • Use adjectives to describe places, people and objects.

 

 

Thursday 

 

Today, you are going to plan your own Folk Tale in the style of the Golden Fish. You will need to choose two main characters and an animal that is going to grant them wishes. Click on the links below to watch some BBC clips that will help you to plan your story.

Planning

Story Sequencing

Creating Characters

 

Key Questions

  • Who are the main characters? Can you think of any words to describe them?
  • Where do they live? What is it like?
  • Who finds the animal?
  • What kind of animal is it? Can you describe it?
  • What happens next?
  • What wishes does the animal grant?
  • Does it help them?
  • Who becomes greedy and asks for more? What do they ask for?
  • What happens at the end?

If you want to, you can use the story map below to help you to plan your story or if you want to plan it a different way that's fine too!

Friday

Today, you are going to write your story. Remember that your story needs to be in paragraphs, and you will need to include speech because your animal will need to speak to the different characters. Use your story plan from yesterday to help you to write your story. Click on the link below for a recap on using speech marks.

Speech Marks

 

Can you use any of the openers below in your story? 

Green

  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Use speech marks correctly 
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Use adverbs when writing (The dog greedily ate the sloppy sauce.)
  • Use a range of different adjectives.

 

Yellow

  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Use speech marks correctly
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Use a capital letter and a full stop at the end of each sentence

 

Pink

  • Begin to write in paragraphs
  • Use a variety of different sentence openers
  • Begin to use speech marks around spoken words
  • Use words other than "said"
  • Write sentences using a capital letter and full stop correctly

 

Blue

  • Write simple sentences that make sense.
  • Use a capital letter and full stop when writing.
  • Use adjectives to describe places, people and objects

Maths

This week in maths we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes! What can you remember about 2D shapes? How are 3D shapes different?

 

Monday

Today, we are going to be looking at 2D shapes and their properties. Click on the link below to listen to a song about different shapes.

Shape Song

Use the information below to help you to recap shapes and their properties. 

Key Questions

  • Can your name any 2D shapes?
  • What are the properties of a shape?
  • How many sides does this shape have?
  • How many corners does this shape have?

 

Can you sort the shapes below into the correct boxes?

 

Green and Yellow

Pink and Blue

 

Use the shape mat below to help you to fill in the table

Tuesday

 

Today you will be learning about the different types of triangles. Did you know there are different types of triangles? Can you name any? Watch the video below to learn about the three different types of triangle.

 

Key Questions:

  • What are the names of the different types of triangles?
  • What are the properties of an isosceles triangles?
  • What are the properties of a scalene triangle?
  • What are the properties of an equilateral triangle?
  • Which types of triangle can also be right-angled?
  • How are the triangles different?
  • Do any of the sides need to be the same length?

Green and Yellow

Green and Yellow Challenge

Pink and Blue

 

You can draw the triangles into your book or you can write the colour into the correct circle. 

Wednesday

 

Today, you will be learning about 3D shapes. Talk to an adult about 3D shapes. Tell them what you remember about them from when your learnt about them in school. 

Key Questions:

  • How many faces/edges/vertices/curved surfaces does a _______ have?
  • What shape are the faces of a _______?
  • What types of lines can you see on a _______?
  • Can you spot objects around the house that are cubes/cuboids etc.?
  • Can you guess the shape from the description given?

Go on a shape hunt around the house. See if you can find a cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder. Describe the different properties to an adult. For example, how many faces does it have? How many vertices does it have?

 

Use the word mat below to help you describe the properties.

Watch the video to find out what happened when Miss Hussain went on a shape hunt around her house. 

Thursday

Today you will be doing some reasoning and problem solving with 3D shapes! Remember to think about the different properties of 3D shapes when you are answering the questions. You will need to use key vocabulary such as curved, faces, vertices and edges.

 

Green and Yellow

Pink and Blue

Friday

 

Today, you are going to get creative and make some 3D shapes. If you want to draw a net, cut it out and make it you can or you can try and use objects in your house to make them instead. When you have made them, have a go at describing their properties to someone that you live with. 

Geography

This week we are going to be learning all about Russia.

 

Activity One

 

Click on the link to open Google Earth

 

Google Earth

 

In the search box, type in Russia. Can you locate it on the world map below?

Make a list of some of the famous and important landmarks you will find there.

 

If you click on the search tool and click guided tours, it will allow you to see the buildings at street level.

Activity Two

What is a time zone? Watch the video below to learn about different time zones. 

  • How many different time zones does Russia have?
  • What time is it now, in the UK?
  • What is the time in Moscow?

 

Activity 3

 

London and Moscow are both capital cities. However, both of these cities are not the same. There are some similarities between them and there are some differences too. Today, you are going to research both cities and compare their similarities and differences. 

 

Things you could find out:

  • What is the population of each capital city?
  • What language do they speak?
  • What kinds of foods do they eat?
  • What is the weather like?

 

Click on the links below to find out some interesting facts about London.

London 1

London 2

London 3

 

Click on the links below to find out some interesting facts about Moscow.

Moscow 1

Moscow 2

Moscow 3

 

Write down 5 similarities and differences you can find about London and Moscow.

You could create a table like the one below.

Once you have collected all your information, write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the two capital cities. 

 

Activity 4

 

What is a tradition?  A tradition is a custom or belief that is passed down through the generations or that is done time after time or year after year.  Russia has many  traditions that are quite different to ours. Can you think of any traditions that we take part in, in the UK? What food is traditional to the UK?

 

In Russia, the food is very different. Can you find out about some traditional Russian food?

In Russia, lots of people take part in traditional Russian dancing. Have a go at learning some of the moves in the video below. 

PE

Task One – Laundry Basketball

Scatter as many balls of socks you have all around the room and put a laundry basket or container against the wall. Shoot the socks into the basket as quickly as you can by using a basketball shooting form. Time yourself when doing this to see how fast you can get all the socks in the basket and then try and beat your record each time.

Challenge – Mix it up and use an under arm technique instead or even try changing hands to make it more difficult.

Task Two – Noughts and Crosses Race

Make yourself a noughts and crosses board outside on the ground using chalk or sticks as the outline. You can do this game in large teams or just even 1 v 1. Both teams will run at the same time and put their team object on the board before running back to the start and tagging the next team member or running back themselves. First team to get 3 objects in a row wins so make sure you are quick and tactical in where you out your object. Your teams object can be anything available to use, so beanbags if you have them or even just a pair of socks.

 

Watch the video for an example of how to play the game.

Yoga

Summer Yoga Activity 

This activity features 10 different poses for children to learn and try for at least 5 minutes throughout the day. Remember when trying these poses, hold them for 10 breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth at a steady pace.

Mindfulness

Task One – A Mindful Minute

In this activity take one minute, concentrate and fill your mind with what is happening right now in that moment. All your worries will disappear and you will feel relaxed and calm. Take this time to think about the following;

What can I hear? What can I smell? What can I feel? What can I see? What can I taste?

Do this activity at different times throughout the day and in different locations and see what other things you can notice.

 

Task Two – Take 5 Breathing Activity

Week 7 18.05.20

Hi year 3! We hope you are all well and staying safe. It was lovely to speak to some of you on the phone last week. It sounds like you are all doing lots of fun things while you are at home. If we didn't speak to you last week, then we will be catching up with you this week to find out about all of the exciting things you have been doing. Last week, I gave Mr Scott and Felix a haircut. It was the scariest thing I have ever had to do but I managed to do it. Miss Hussain has been baking and Mrs Horne has been going out for lots of long walks. This week it is Art Week. In year 3, we will be looking at a famous painting by Edvard Munch called The Scream. If you do any of the activities and you want to show us, you can send your work in to the school Facebook page. There has been some great work sent to us in the past few weeks.

We are missing you all and hope to see you soon.

Love 

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne xxx

English

Monday

 

This week, you will be writing a non-chronological report about animals that you would find in a jungle. Click on the link below to remind you of how to write a non-chronological report. 

 

How to write a non-chronological report

 

Choose four different animals that live in the jungle. See if you can find out the following information.

  • their scientific name
  • how long they live for
  • what their habitat is like
  • the food they like to eat
  • are they a mammal, a bird or a reptile?
  • what are their babies like when they are born?
  • how big they grow

 

 

You might want to find out extra information about each animal to include in your report. Remember to make notes. Use sub-headings and bullet points to help you. Try and make your notes look like the notes below. 

Tuesday

Write the introduction of your non-chronological report.

 

Explain briefly what your report is about and the animals you are going to be writing about.

Tips for writing an introduction

  • Make your title exciting for the reader
  • In the introduction tell the reader what the report is about
  • Include questions to draw the reader in
  • Write your report in third person
  • Include facts about your topic

Wednesday and Thursday

Write the main body of your report about the animals. You will need to use your notes from Monday to help you with this. Think about how could you draw the reader in. What interesting words could you use? Have a look at the report below about sharks. Why do you think it it good? 

Green and Yellow 

  • Use subheadings so that the reader knows what you are writing about.
  • Write in paragraphs.
  • Use conjunctions to extend your sentences
  • Use capital letters, full stops, questions marks and exclamation marks.
  • Include questions (Did you know…?)

 

Pink group

 

  • Use subheadings so that the reader knows what you are writing about.
  • Write in complete sentences using capital letters and full stops.
  • Use conjunctions to extend your sentences.

 

Blue group

 

  • Use adjectives to describe what the animals look like.
  • Write simple sentences that make sense.
  • Use a capital letter and a full stop at the end of my sentence.

Use the checklist below to make sure that you have included everything in your report.

Friday

 

Write the conclusion for your non-chronological report. How could you end your report? Think about how we ended a non-chronological report in school. Summarise everything you have spoken about.

Green and Yellow 

  • Write in complete sentences.
  • Use capital letters, full stops, questions marks and exclamation marks.
  • Use conjunctions to extend my sentences.

 

 

Pink

  • Use a capital letters, full stops and question marks.
  • Write in complete sentences.
  • Use conjunctions to extend my sentences.

 

Blue 

  • Use capital letters and full stops
  • Write sentences that make sense
  • Use a capital letter and a full stop in my writing.

Maths

Monday

Today, we are going to be looking at angles. What is an angle? An angle is where two straight lines meet at a point. Today we are going to be looking at right angles and turns. We will be looking at quarter turns, half turns and three quarter turns. 

Remember-a right-angle is a quarter turn. 2 right-angles make a half turn, 3 right-angles make three-quarters of a turn and 4 right-angles make a complete turn. 

 

Watch the video below for a recap of clockwise, anti-clockwise and turns.

Key Questions

If we start by facing ________ and make a _______ turn, what direction will we be facing?

If we face ________ and turn to face _______, what turn have we made?

If we face north and make a quarter turn clockwise, which direction will we be facing?

What if we turn anti-clockwise?

What would the time be if the minute hand started at 1, then made a quarter of a turn?

 

Activity

Watch the video below before playing the game.

Tuesday

Today you are going to go on a right angle hunt! 

 

Instructions

  • Draw a circle on a piece of paper.
  • Cut out a right angle
  • Use it to search around the house (and outside) for right angles. How many can you find?

 

Key Questions

Where can you see a right-angle in the room/ outside?

Which shapes contain right-angles?

Can you think of a shape which doesn’t have any right-angles?

How many right-angles does a __________ have?

Can you draw a shape with _____ right-angles?

Extension:

If you are able to collect some stick on your daily walk, you can do your own investigation. Create a shape or picture. How many right angles can you make? Can you improve it so that there are more right angles?

Wednesday

Today we are going to be looking at different types of angles. Watch the video for a recap on acute, right and obtuse angles.

 

Key Questions

What is an acute/obtuse angle?

Can you give me a time where the hands on the clock make an acute/obtuse angle?

Can you see an acute/obtuse angle around the room?

Can you draw me a shape that contains acute/obtuse angles?

 

Green and Yellow

Pink and Blue

This sheet does not need to be printed out. You can just write your answers into your book.

Thursday

Today, we are going to be looking at horizontal, vertical lines and symmetry.

Watch the video below about vertical and horizontal lines. 

Click on the video below to learn about symmetry. 

Have a look at the shapes below. If you don't know the names of each shape, use the word mat to help you. How many different lines of symmetry can you find in each shape? Are the lines vertical or horizontal? 

 

Key Questions

What can you use to help you remember what a horizontal line looks like? (The horizon)

Can you see horizontal and vertical lines around the room?

What do we call a line that is not horizontal or vertical?

Which shapes/symbols/letters have a horizontal/vertical line of symmetry?

Which have both?

Can you draw your own shape that has a horizontal and vertical line of symmetry?

 

 

Friday

This week it is Art Week. Have a look at this famous piece of work by Mondrian. Mondrian made paintings where he used lots of vertical and horizontal lines to make patterns.

 

Art

This week is Art Week! In year 3 we will be learning about the artist Edvard Munch. He was born in Norway but moved to Paris when he was 22. We are going to be looking at a painting called The Scream. His inspiration for this famous painting came after walking with two of his friends. The serene atmosphere, which he had hoped to enjoy, was suddenly interrupted by changes in the sky, caused by the setting sun. Munch thought it looked like the landscape was engulfed in red flames. This triggered an unnerving sense of fear in him.   

Activity 1

Look carefully at the painting and talk about it.

  • What colours can you see?
  • Why do you think Munch may have painted this painting?
  • What emotion do you think Munch is trying to show? Give reasons for your answer.
  • Look at the colours he has used in the background. What kind of emotions do you associate them with?
  • What makes you scream?

 

Activity 2

Today, you are going to make your own version of it. You can be as creative as you like!

Have a look at the guide below that shows you how to create your own Scream painting using a straw and paint. If you choose to do this, it could get messy so make sure you cover your table and floor.

Activity 3

Look in the mirror. How can you use your face to show different emotions? Can you use your face to show these different emotions? What happens to your eyes and mouth? Does your face change? How does it change?

  • happy
  • sad
  • angry
  • surprised
  • excited
  • confused
  • disappointed
  • nervous
  • sleepy
  • shy
  • scary

What happens to your eyes and mouth? 

 

Can you think of any more emotions that aren’t on the list?

 

Today, we want you to create your picture in the style of Munch that shows a different emotion. You can pick one from the list above or you can choose your own! We would love it if you sent your creations to our Facebook page.

 

Think carefully about your colour choices in the background. Munch used lots of red, orange and dark colours in his. What colours do you think will work best in yours to show the correct emotion? Don't forget how your face looked when you looked in the mirror as you will need to make sure it looks the same in your drawing. 

PE- Athletics

This week in PE, we are going to be practising our long distance running. Just like sprinting it is important to use the correct technique in order to run faster and have a better running time. These techniques include;

  • Keeping your heads still and bodies straight
  • Running on your toes not flat footed
  • Keeping your arms close to your sides and swinging so your hands move from ‘hip to lip

These techniques are used in sprinting however with long distance running it is important to keep running at a good pace that suits you from start to finish without stopping and not just sprinting from the start until you can’t run anymore.

Challenge

  • Can you do 1/2 laps of a football field? How fast can you do this?
  • How far can you run in 3-5 minutes?
  • How long will it take you to run a mile?

 

Push yourself to do the best and see if you can keep beating your records and send us the results of whatever challenges you tried!

Yoga

This week, we are going to have a go at making our own yoga board game to play at home. This game will be similar to snakes and ladders because you will roll a dice and have to reach the end of the board. The board will be full of different yoga poses that you will have to copy when you land on them. You will need to draw a snake on your paper. You can add as many spaces as you like and you can choose some of your favourite poses from the last few weeks to add on to it. Don't forget to add some spaces on where you have to go back to the start! When you have made it ask somebody at home to play it with you. Who will win?

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness drawing can help you focus on the present moment and help reduce stress and increase well-being. Drawing is seen as a calming and relaxing activity to do and there are unlimited ideas in what you could draw. Some ideas are:

  1. Drawing something around you – anything you like. Take your time to really look at the object and its lines and curves.
  2. Focusing on and drawing a part of your body – eye, hand, ear, mouth etc. Take a picture of your eye and try and copy the picture. Again, notice the curves and textures around and in the eye.
  3. Sketch a landscape – you can do this by looking out your window and drawing the garden or even taking paper and a pencil with you when you go for a walk and take in your surroundings as you draw.
  4. Drawing a photo – find and pick a photo that makes you feel happy when seeing it and give it a go at drawing this for yourself.

Week 6 11.05.20

Hello year 3! We hope you have all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. We are missing you all lots but it was lovely to speak to some of you last week on the phone. We will be continuing with our phone calls again this week. Hopefully the weather will improve throughout the week and we can enjoy some time outside in the sun with our families. This week, Miss Hussain, Mrs Horne and I wanted to share some photos with you to show you what we have been doing in lockdown. Miss Hussain organised a VE party for her little sister, Mrs Horne has been making decorations and I have been baking lots of cakes! I have also been playing chess at home. I'm not very good at it and haven't won a game yet! Hopefully this week will be my lucky week and I'll manage to win at least one game!

We hope to see you all soon

love

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne

English

Monday

Your story this week is…

The TRUE Story of The 3 Little Pigs. You might already know the traditional version of The Three Little Pigs. However, this is the story from the wolf’s viewpoint. You might notice that it is slightly different to the one that you are used to.

After listening to the wolf’s version of the story what do you think? Is he guilty or not? Can you make a list of the similarities and differences between this story and the traditional story of The Three Little Pigs? 

 

Tuesday

Today you are going to write a newspaper report telling everybody that Mr Wolf is innocent! Click on the link below for a reminder about how to write a newspaper report.

 

Writing a newspaper report

 

Tips for writing a newspaper report

  • Make your headline short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence sum up what the story is about.
  • Write your report in the third person and the past tense.
  • Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • If you use quotes to make your report more interesting, don't forget to use speech marks!
  • Use a photo with a caption to give the reader more information.
  • Fill your newspaper report with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws.

Use the checklist below to help you to make sure that you include everything in your newspaper report.

 

 

Wednesday

Think about other fairy tales that might change if they were told from a different point of view. For example, what might happen in the story of Little Red Riding Hood if it was told from the wolf’s viewpoint? How would Cinderella’s stepsisters tell her famous story? How would Snow White’s stepmother explain what happened to her?

Choose a fairy tale that you know and like. Who is the bad character? You are going to retell it from their viewpoint.

Plan your story. Use the story planning sheet below to help you to plan it.

Thursday

Today you are going to rewrite your own Fairy Tale with a twist! Use your planning sheet from yesterday to help you to write your story.

Green and Yellow

Use a variety of different sentence openers

Write in paragraphs.

 

Pink

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

 

Friday

Finish writing your story. Think carefully about what your characters might say to each other. Make sure you use some speech in your story. We would love it if you sent your alternative Fairy Tales to us via Facebook!

 

Green and Yellow

Use speech in my story.

Use speech marks correctly

Write in paragraphs.

 

Pink

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use speech in my story

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

Maths

Monday

 

This week, we will be looking at equivalent fractions. Watch the video for a quick recap.

Have a go at singing this fraction song.

Click on the link below for more information about equivalent fractions.

Equivalent fractions

 

Use the fraction wall to help you to answer the questions.

 

Key Questions:

What does equivalent fraction mean?

How can you fold a strip of paper into equal parts?

What do you notice about the numerators and denominators?

Do you see any patterns?

Can a fraction have more than one equivalent fraction?

 

 

Tuesday

 

You don't need to print the sheets out. You can draw the number lines in your book.

 

Use this song to help you with fractions on a number line.

Key Questions

Where does the fraction need to go on the number line?

What number is at the beginning and the end of the number line?

Wednesday

 

Have a go at some problem solving activities. Use the fraction wall to help you. 

Thursday

Today you are going to be comparing different fractions. Listen to the song to remind you about <, > and =

Key Questions

Which sign means more than?

Which sign means less than?

Friday

 

Today you are going to be ordering fractions. Remember to use the fraction wall to help you.

 

Key Questions

Which is the largest fraction?

Which is the smallest fraction?

Geography

Our new topic is mountains and volcanoes!

 

This week, we will be looking at how volcanoes are formed.

Watch this video to help you.

 

Complete the activity sheet about how volcanoes are formed. 

You can do your own research into how volcanoes are formed or you can use the information contained in the presentation below.

Science

The Big Question: Are dinosaurs real? How do you know. Give evidence to support your argument.

 

Watch the video to find out how fossils are formed.

Have a go at ordering the fossilisation process cards. Can you explain the process to an adult? 

The Natural History Museum has lots of interesting information about fossils that can be found in the UK. Click on the link below for more information.

Natural History Museum

 

Activity 1

Watch the video below and go on a virtual fossil hunt. Can you name some of the fossils that they find?

Activity 2

 

Make a Fossil Jelly Jar- please note this activity is not compulsory.

  1. Prepare a jelly mixture and pour into a large, clear container to make the first layer. Place your ‘fossils’ into the jelly (these could be small sweets- it’s up to you!)
  2. Once the first layer has set, pour in a different coloured jelly into the same container. This acts as the next rock layer and is  younger than the previous layer and will have more recent living things in it.
  3. Repeat the process until you have several different colours of layers and ‘fossils’ inside of your jar!
  4. The younger rock at the top will have more recent living things in it. Older layers will have living things that existed further in the past.

 

RE

We will be looking at Christian symbols. Do you know what a symbol is? A symbol is a picture that represents something. For example a golden M represents McDonalds and a tick represents Nike. Have a look at the symbols below that you would find in a church. What do they represent?

PE

In this task we will be practising our jumping ability again. However this time instead of a standing long jump, we will be trying a running long jump. This challenge is very similar to standing long jump except this time you get a running start. If you have any chalk you can use this to mark a starting point. Then you need to mark where your jump finishes. When you have measured the distance, you can record this and try and see if you can beat it next time. You could even ask an adult to video your technique and see what you do well and what you could improve on.

Mindfulness

Big Life Journal has 5 fun mindfulness activities for children on their website that include;

  1. ‘’Just One Breath’’ Breathing Activity
  2. Create a Glitter Jar
  3. Heartbeat Exercise
  4. Going on a Safari
  5. Tense and Release Muscle Relaxation

These activities are fun, quick and easy to do at home and can be done throughout the weeks.

If you follow the link this will give you all the instructions and guidance needed to do these activities.

 

Mindfulness

Week 5 04.05.20

Hello year 3! We hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed completing some of the tasks that we set for you last week. It was so nice to speak to you all at home. We hope you enjoyed the phone calls as much as we did. We will be ringing you all again very soon. This week, on Friday, it is a very special bank holiday to commemorate VE Day. Each afternoon, we have set some work linked to this. Our topic in year 3 is the role of women in World War 2. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget that you can send your work to us via our Facebook page. 

Lots of love

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne xxx

English

Monday

This week, you are going to retell the short film Marshmallows.

 

Plan your story. Remember to:

  1. Use subheadings (beginning, middle and end)
  2. Use bullet points to write key information that you want to include in your story.

Key Questions:

What happened in the beginning of the story?

What happened when the monster appeared?

Tuesday

Write the opening of the story

  • Remember to describe the setting
  • Describe the characters (monster and boy)

Key questions:

How could you start the story?

What adjectives could you use to describe the boy and the monster.

 

Have a look at the story openers below for some ideas to help you to start your story. 

 

Green and Yellow

Use a variety of different sentence openers

Write in paragraphs.

 

Pink

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

Wednesday

Write the middle and end part of the story. Think carefully about what the two main characters might say to each other in the woods. How is the boy feeling?  

 

Green and Yellow

Use speech in my story.

Use speech marks correctly

Write in paragraphs.

 

Pink

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use speech in my story

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

 

 

Thursday

Write an informal letter. Imagine that you are the boy in the video. When you get home, you decide to write a letter to your friend telling them about what happened. Use the poster below to help you to write your letter. 

Maths

This week, we are learning about fractions, tenths and decimals. Please remember that you don't need to print off the worksheets. You can just draw the shapes into your books.

 

Watch the video for an introduction to fractions.

Don't forget to sing our favourite fraction song too. You can sing this everyday!

Click on the link for an introduction to unit and non-unit fractions.

Unit and non-unit fractions

 

Key questions

  • What is a unit fraction? 
  • What is a non-unit fraction?  
  • In the representation, what is the unit fraction shown? 
  • What is the non-unit fraction shown?

Blue and Pink

Green and Yellow

Tuesday

What is a tenth?

Tenths arise from dividing one object into 10 equal parts. Today, we will be looking at representing tenths in different ways and using fractions to describe them.

 

Key questions

  • How many tenths are shaded? 
  • How many more tenths do I need to make a whole?  
  • When I am writing tenths, the _____________ is always 10

Wednesday

Practise counting up and down in tenths. For example- one tenth, two tenths, three tenths etc.

 

 

Key questions

  • Let’s count in tenths. What comes next? Explain how you know.
  • If I start at ___ tenths, what will be next?
  • What tenth comes between ___ and ___?
  • When we get to 10/10 what else can we say? What happens next? 

Thursday

Today, we will be looking at tenths as decimals.

 

Key questions

  • What is a tenth?
  • How many different ways can we write a tenth?
  • What does equivalent mean?
  • What is the same and what is different about decimals and fractions? 

History VE Day

It is VE day this week! Do you know why we celebrate VE Day? VE Day stands for Victory in Europe and it marks the day towards the end of World War 2 when fighting against Germany came to an end. Click on the link below to listen to a song about VE Day.

 

Horrible Histories VE Day song

 

What is VE day?

VE day stands for victory in Europe and marks the end of the Second World War in Europe on the 8th May 1945. Although, this does not mark the end of the war, as the war continued in the Pacific against Japan and it officially ended in September.

 

Why is it significant?

This question can be interpreted in two key ways. First, the allied countries had achieved victory in Europe and the end of World War Two was in sight. Secondly, we must not forget the millions of people who lost their lives due to war.

 

How can we remember it?

The most important thing to remember is that we are not celebrating war. We are remembering those people who fought, died and contributed to the war effort.

 

Task One

We would like you to research where and when WW2 happened. Then write 2-3 paragraphs based on the research you have found out about World War 2.

 

Key Questions:

  • When did WW2 start?
  • When did WW2 end?
  • Why did is start?
  • Which countries were involved in the war?

Useful websites:

Newsround
BBC

DK Find out

BBC 2

Primary homework help

 

Task Two

Before the Second World War, women were expected to be 'housewives' or to do certain 'women's jobs', such as nursing or being a domestic servant or shop assistant. The war changed the world of work for women.. When men went to fight, women were called upon to fill their jobs, and this included many jobs that were previously thought of unsuitable for women. Mrs Scott’s gran worked in a nursery during World War 2 and her Nanan worked in a munitions factory in Sheffield and drove trucks. Miss Hussain’s great nana worked on a farm and her grandma worked in an office; back then they were known as ‘typewriters’- named after the machine they used.

 

These are some of the jobs women started to do during World War 2.

 

  • mechanics
  • engineers
  • tank drivers
  • building ships
  • working in factories - making bombs and aircraft parts
  • air raid wardens
  • driving fire engines
  • plumbers
  • ambulance drivers
  • WRVS volunteers
  • nurses

Key Questions:

  • Why do you think women were banned from fighting?
  • Some people did not approve of women working in WW2. What reasons might they have had for this?
  • How do you think views of women workers changed during and after WW2?

Imagine that it is 1939 and the war has just started. Choose one of the jobs from the list and design a recruitment poster to try and encourage women to sign up and help during World War 2. Have a look at the posters below for some ideas.

Task Three

 

Who was Vera Lynn?

Can you find out the following information about her?

 

  • Full name
  • What is her date of birth?
  • Age in 1939
  • What did she do during the war effort?
  • Name some of her most famous songs
  • What did she do after WW2?
  • How old is she now?

 

 

Task Four

Research a female family member that helped during the war effort. See if you can find out the following information about them. If you want to, you can include your own questions too. Mrs Scott’s gran has answered the questions incase you are unable to find any female family members that helped during World War 2.

 

If you are able to interview the person that helped during WW2 (via Facetime etc.) we would love it if you could get somebody in your house to take a photo of you doing your interview so that we can share it during our VE Day celebrations. Please send your photos to our Facebook page.

 

Click on the link below to watch a video about how to be a good historian.

BBC how to be a historian

 

 

What sort of work did she do?

I worked in a nursery and I looked after the children.

What did her work involve?

I used to look after the children. The children in the nursery were evacuees. Some of them came to the nursery with their mums. The children slept there too. On a morning, I used to make breakfast and help to get them ready. After that, we would do lots of different activities. We used to like to paint, go outside on long walks, sing nursery rhymes and read books. I used to help cook their dinners and tea too. On a night, we used to help to put them bed. It was a very busy job.

Was she conscripted or did she choose to do it?

I chose to do this job.

How did she feel about it? Did she enjoy it?

Yes I loved my job and I felt like I was making a big contribution to the war effort as the children needed to be kept safe and away from the bombing. I really enjoyed it because it felt like we were one big happy family. At times it was hard as the children often missed their fathers who were fighting but we tried to make sure that they had as much fun as possible with us. 

How many other women did this sort of work?

There were lots of women in the nursery. I became very good friends with lots of them.

Did any of them receive medals for their work?

No

Do women still do this type of work today?

Yes but now lots of men do this job too.

 

Imagine that this was your job during World War 2. Write a diary entry about your day.  

Mindfulness

Big Life Journal has 5 fun mindfulness activities for children on their website that include;

  1. ‘’Just One Breath’’ Breathing Activity
  2. Create a Glitter Jar
  3. Heartbeat Exercise
  4. Going on a Safari
  5. Tense and Release Muscle Relaxation

These activities are fun, quick and easy to do at home and can be done throughout the weeks.

If you follow the link this will give you all the instructions and guidance needed to do these activities.

 

Big Life Journal

Yoga

For this yoga exercise, the children have to copy and hold the different yoga poses that are shown below. They should hold these poses for up to 10 breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth. After practising these poses you can then incorporate them into the following 3 yoga games.

  1. Freeze Dance Yoga – This game is very simple, you start off by playing one of your favourite songs and the children will dance and move to the music. When the music stops, the children must think back to the start and freeze in one of the yoga poses they tried. Challenge them to change the pose every time the music stops to test their knowledge of the poses.
  2. Yoga Race – In this game an adult will stand at the opposite end of a room from the children or field if you are doing this outside. The adult will turn their back to the children and they have to try and make it to the other side. However if the adult turns back around, they have to stop and quickly get into one of the yoga poses they tried earlier. This game can be lots of fun with more people so get everyone you can involved.
  3. Yoga Challenge – This game will test their knowledge of the different poses. The adult will start by saying something like, ‘’I challenge you to show me a pose that needs you to stay balanced’’ and they will try and remember which pose does this. Another example could be, ‘’I challenge you to think of a pose where both hands and feet touch the floor’’. Try and mix it up and see how many they can remember.

PE

In our first task this week, we will be working on our throwing ability. Again try and use the correct techniques to improve the distance of your throw. The throwing technique we will focus on this week will be the shot put technique. To do this you need to;

  • Stand sideways on with your weaker foot in front of the other
  • Use your weaker arm to aim in the direction you’re going to throw
  • Bend your back leg and use it to push forward when you throw
  • Have your throwing arm bent and have the ball close against your chin

You can do this challenge anywhere with sufficient space, so outside in the garden or at the park etc. Use something to mark a starting line with and then use this to measure how far you threw the ball or object. Have an adult measure the distance and record it to see if you can beat it next time. You could even have someone video your technique to watch back and see what you’re doing right and what can be improved.

 

 

Task Two

In this task we will be practising our jumping ability again. However this time instead of a standing long jump, we will be trying a running long jump.

This challenge is very similar to standing long jump except this time you get a running start. If you have any chalk you can use this to mark a starting point. Then you need to mark where your jump finishes. When you have measured the distance you can record this and try and see if you can beat it next time. Again you can even have an adult video your technique and see what you do well and what you could improve on.

 

Week 4 27.04.20

We hope you enjoyed completing some of the activities last week. This week, we have added some new activities for you to do at home. It was lovely to speak to some of you on the phone on Friday. If we haven't called you yet don't worry! You are on our list and we will speak to you very soon.

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne

English

This week, our work is based upon The Hare and the Tortoise. This story is a fable and was written a long time ago by Aesop. He was a storyteller and he lived about 2500 years ago in ancient Greece. A fable is a short story with a moral or a lesson to teach.

 

Monday

Watch the video. Can you answer the questions?

 

  • What are the main parts of the story?
  • What do you think the animals thought about the hare?
  • How do you think the animals felt about the tortoise?
  • Do you think the animals wanted the tortoise to race against the hare? Give reasons for your answer.

 

 

Imagine you are the tortoise. Write a diary entry about what happened when you raced against the hare. How did you feel on the day of the race when you woke up? What happened during the day? How did you feel afterwards? Use the checklist below to help you write your diary entry.

Tuesday

Watch the video again. Can you retell the story to an adult? Today, you are going to plan your own story based upon The Tortoise and the Hare.You will need to choose two main characters that are going to race and think carefully about where the race will take place. Draw a picture of the two main characters and act out what they might say to each other before the race, during the race and after the race. Ask someone else in your house to be one of the animals.

 

Key Questions

Where do your characters live? Can you describe it?

What are your characters like? Can you describe their personalities?

Are there any other animals that live in the same place?

What are they like? Do they like both the characters? Give reasons for your answer.

 

 

Wednesday

Plan your story. Remember to:

  1. Use subheadings (beginning, middle and end)
  2. Use bullet points to write key information that you want to include in your story.

 

Thursday

Write the opening part of your story. Remember to:

  • Describe the two main characters
  • Describe the setting
  • Include some speech- what do they say to each other before the race?

 

Green and Yellow

Use a variety of different sentence openers

Write in paragraphs.

 

Pink

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

 

 

Watch the video to give you some handy story writing tips. 

Use the word mat to help you to write your story.

Friday

Write the middle and end part of the story. Think carefully about what the two main characters might say to each other during the race. Make sure you use some speech in your story.  

 

Green and Yellow

Use speech in my story.

Use speech marks correctly

Write in paragraphs.

 

Pink

Write in paragraphs

Use adjectives to add description

Use speech in my story

 

Blue

Write sentences that make sense.

Use a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

Maths

In Maths, we are learning to tell the time. This week, challenge yourself to tell the time to the people in your house whenever you can.

Monday

Recap the months and years. Can you say them in order? Can you guess the missing week or month? 

Key Questions to ask your child:

  • What time is it?
  • How many hours are there in a day?
  • Why does a clock show 11 o’clock twice in a day?

 

Tuesday

Watch the video about telling the time.

Have a look at the picture. What time is it?

Key Questions to ask your child:

  • What time is it?
  • What is the long hand called?
  • What is the short hand called?

 

Have a go at one of the worksheets. These do not need to be printed out. You can draw the clocks into your workbook.

Wednesday

Today, you are going to tell the time in 5-minute intervals. 

Thursday

This is a 24-hour digital clock. Do you notice anything different about it? How is it different to a clock?

Click on the link to watch a short clip about the 24 hour clock.

24 hour clock

 

Key questions to ask your child:

  • What will the number representing the hour be in 24-hour clock time?
  • What will the minutes be in 24-hour time?
  • Where can you count from?
  • When does the number of minutes become 0 again on a 24-hour clock display?

Friday

 

Create a diary using pictures to show your day from waking up to going to bed. Label these events using both 12-hour clock and 24-hour clock times.

For example-

Breakfast at 8:30am.  Don't forget to draw a picture in your diary of the clock and time. 

Spellings

Choose 5 spellings from the sheet. Use your rainbow spelling strategy to help you learn them and then ask an adult to test you. If you get them right, choose another 5!

Computing

In English, you created some characters that you are going to use in your story. Today, you are going to use a tablet or phone to record the different conversations that your characters might have at certain points in the story. You will need to make two stick puppets (you can draw them onto paper and then stick them on to two pencils so that you can hold one in each hand). If you want to, you could draw a background showing where the conversations took place. Use the video feature on your table to record the conversations that they might have with each other. 

Science

This week, we are starting our new topic about Rocks and Soils. Watch the videos to find out about the three different types of rocks.

Use the information in the videos to fill in the table about how different rocks are made. You can choose to draw this table into your book or you can design your own table. If you want to, you can include diagrams showing how the different rocks are made. 

Art

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who produces sculptures and land art using natural resources. Think about the animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest. Choose one and draw a sketch of it in your book. Think about how you could make it using natural resources. Collect some natural materials from your garden or when you go on your daily walk and create it. Think carefully about the background. Will your art look better on grass or concrete? We would love it if you sent some photos of your artwork to our Facebook page.

Geography

This week in Geography you will be comparing two forests. One in the UK and one in Brazil. Can you guess which forest in Brazil?

 

The two forests will be the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and Sherwood Forest in the UK.

You will be researching how the two forests are the same and how they are different.

 

 

Key questions:

  • What are the physical features?
  • Are there any human features (man-made)?
  • What is different about the two forests?
  • What is the same?

Below are some fact sheets that can help you answer the questions.

Reading

Click on the link below to complete a reading comprehension.

 

Reading comprehension

PE

For the next task we are trying to test jumping ability with two different challenges that are very easy to set up.

The first challenge is the standing high jump. If the children have any chalk they can use this to mark their own jump. They will simply stand next to a wall and try and jump as high as they can and mark the wall to see the height they jumped. You can use something like tape or splash some water on the wall to make a mark of their height if chalk isn’t available.

The second challenge is the standing long jump and you can use the same methods to mark the distance of their jumps. Have them start at a marked spot and without a run up they have to try and jump as far as they can. Again you could challenge them against siblings as well as tracking their progress on paper or by take photos of the marks to compare at the end of the week. 

Yoga and Mindfulness

Challenge the children to try and do these 4 things throughout their day. Don’t worry about doing all of them on the first day but see if you can keep progressing further through the list throughout the weeks.

  1. Practise kind thoughts by prompting your child to think of 5 people they’d like to send kind wishes to
  2. Have a ‘mindful’ snack by describing the smell, texture and taste of the food
  3. Listen to some music and see how many different instruments you can each hear
  4. Tune into the body by getting down on your child’s level and feeling each other’s heartbeat

I went to Market

Each player starts off with the same sentence: “I went to market and I bought a …...” The player completes the sentence with a word that begins with the letter A. For example, “I went to market and I bought an alligator.”

 

The next player repeats the previous sentence and must add a B word. “I went to market and I bought an alligator and a banana.” In turn, each player has to remember what the past players have said and add an item that starts with the next letter of the alphabet. If you forget something that a previous player has said then you're out!

Week 3 20.04.20

Here is this week's work. We hope you are all staying safe at home. We are missing you all and hope to see you soon.

 

Mrs Scott, Miss Hussain and Mrs Horne.

English

This week, our work is based on the short film "Partly Cloudy". 

Maths

This week, we will be learning about pictograms and bar charts.

 

The following video may be useful as a recap before you draw your bar chart.

 

Geography

We have been learning about the Rainforest. This week you are going to investigate the different layers and find out about the different animals that live in them. Have a go at singing this song to help you to remember the different layers!

Science

In science, we have been learning about flowering plants. This week, you are going to find out about their life cycle. This video includes some key information that will help you.  

PE

Joe Wickes is doing daily exercise routines live on his You Tube channel. We hope you are enjoying them as much as we are! This term, we will be starting Athletics. We would love it if you could send us your scores so we can see how you improve throughout the week!

Yoga and Mindfulness

It is really important that you spend some time each day to focus upon your own well-being. Have a go at some yoga activities or try some of our mindfulness activities. We hope you enjoy them. 

 

Week 1

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

 

 Every day, at 11am, David Walliams will be reading one of his World's Worst Children stories online. We hope you enjoy listening to them! Please click on the link below to take you to the site.

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Week 2  30.03.20

Please click on the links below for this week's work. We have also added some links and videos below that will support your child to complete the different activities. 

 

Week 2 Overview

 

Week 2 Activities

 

 

 

English

 

In school, we enjoyed listening to The Great Kapok Tree. Listen to the story again. It might give you some ideas and help you to write your own story set in the Amazon Rainforest. 

Maths

Practise your times tables on BBC Supermovers. If you click on the link below, it will take you to the full collection.

 

BBC Supermovers

Other Activities

In school, we love singing songs from Go Noodle. We hope you enjoy singing these songs at home!

Listen to an audio book. Click on the link below for a selection of different books to choose from.

 

Audio books

There are some great yoga and relaxation videos online. Have a try at some Harry Potter Yoga.