Year 3

Class Page for Year 3

Home Learning via Microsoft Teams

Click here to access the WeLearn365 site and the BT Year 3 home learning team.

You will need to use your school user name and password to log in. You should have received your new password via text message; if you have forgotten your user name please email Mrs. French (hemming.e@welearn365.com) or Mrs. Davies (davies.j@welearn365.com). 

Here is a step-by-step guide covering:

  • logging in
  • finding work set for you by your teacher
  • completing work and handing it in

It's also available in the PDFs list at the bottom of the page.

There is also a special message for you from the BT staff. Look for it under 'Files' when you have logged in.

French

You can practise your French at home on the Linguascope website. You'll need our school login details (which you should have received by text message).

Click on the picture to go to the Linguascope website.

Choose the  level and select the French flag:

Practise anything from the red section (les bases): les couleurs, les nombres & les dizaines.

(Click on the picture to read the book.)

 

If you are unable to access MS Teams, please let us know as soon as possible and continue with the tasks set below in the meantime.

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Welcome back to the second summer term

If you are unable to access MS Teams please find below some links to work that has been set.

Summer 2 Week 1
English
This week there are 4 maths tasks: 2 that are ongoing and 2 to be handed at the end of the week.  We have set 4 English tasks where you’ll be asked to follow a link to a 'pre-quiz', a video (including tasks) and then a final quiz. It's really easy to access, just follow the instructions on the screen and in the video.  You don't need to hand anything in for these assignments but you are welcome to email us a screenshot or a photo and of your quiz result if you’d like to.

Lesson 1 -reading comprehension – fact retrieval
Lesson 2 – reading comprehension – word meaning
Lesson 3 – identifying and understanding the features of a text
Lesson 4 -recap adverbs
Lesson 5 – write instructions

Spellings: 1st June 2020

 

Maths
Lesson 1 - 2D shapes - polygons and triangles then complete the worksheet

Lesson 2 - what are 3D shapes and properties of 3D shapes then complete worksheet

Ongoing maths work - use this multiplication and division workbook to practise over the weeks

Science:

We have also set a science topic about plants: There are a series of lessons – aim to do one a week.  You are welcome to email us your work and photos to let us know how you have got on.

Lesson 1 – conditions for plant growth

Lesson 2 – parts and functions of a plant
Lesson 3 – parts and functions of a flower
Lesson 4 – life cycle of a plant
Lesson 5 – how plants transport water
Lesson 6 – how do plants adapt

  

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Home learning through Microsoft Teams

We have set a four maths tasks on MS Teams to be completed throughout the week as well as a variety of English tasks including writing (linked to Myths and Legends), grammar, reading and spellings.  All the assignments are set to ‘live’ meaning you can complete them as and when you have access to a device.  Aim to complete one Maths and one English each day, spreading it out over the course of the week.  All tasks have a deadline of Friday of that week at 5pm (unless of course we have set topic work which will require additional time for research). Year 3 please do remember this is a learning platform so any 'chats' you have with friends must be about your assignments.

As we are trialling a new way of working with an unfamiliar system, it is really helpful to receive feedback on when it does and doesn’t work.  As this is already a stressful time for everyone we really do not want to add any further frustrations for families. Please email your comments to us.

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The format for Maths on MS Teams has been set out to include a link to a video followed by an activity. If you are unable to access this through MS Teams please use the link below to find the Year 3 activities titled ‘Week 1’ (all lessons will be covered during the first two weeks of this term) and ‘Summer 1 Week 1’ (again, all lessons).

Link to Year 3 maths activities >>>

Here you can watch the video lessons and then click on the PDF to download the activity to complete. If you are unable to print, complete and email them back to us, then please clearly number your answers in a word document (handwritten or typed) and email the document or photograph of the answers to us.

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We are also setting a topic activity on MS Teams, the first one being the Pizza activity detailed below. If you are having any difficulty accessing the documents required, please let us know via email.  

 

Pizza - D&T project

We are going to be setting you on a pizza making challenge! This will be our next D&T unit for the half term and therefore we would like you to have a go at completing this at home.

Here is a basic outline of what will be involved:

First, we would like you to have a go at taste-testing a range of pizzas which are different flavours. Have a go at rating/ scoring these out of 10. (10 being the most delicious it could possibly be.)

Next, plan your pizza. Think about the toppings you will chose and whether they complement one another. We would like savoury pizzas only please so no chocolate pizzas or sweet flavours. When you have decided, draw a diagram to show what you hope your pizza will look like.

Step 3 is the best part! Now you can have a go at making your own pizza. Below is a simple and basic recipe which I like to use at home and it requires minimal ingredients. However, feel free to use a different recipe of your choice if you already have a favourite.

Worksheets linked to these steps will be added after the Easter break to help you to plan/ record each stage of the process. Hopefully the Easter holidays will provide enough time to source the ingredients required, however don't worry if this is not possible, we are aware that this is a difficult time to buy certain food products.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pizza-margherita-4-easy-steps

We are hoping to collate any pictures that you have so we can update the website. We look forward to seeing how you get on with making your pizzas very shortly. :) 

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Home learning support in Year 3

Hello Year 3! We will miss seeing you all each day and we hope you enjoy your learning at home during the next few weeks. We have tried to keep this as simple and fun as possible for you!

On this page you can find some useful links, websites and activities which will help you learn as well as possible at home over the next few weeks. If there are any questions from parents or concerns please contact us by email:

hemming.e@welearn365.com or davies.j@welearn365.com.

We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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Mrs Dixon has added more lovely activities for you - please do take a look as you are sure to enjoy them >>>

For more information about the money you raised to help save the turtles with WWF, read this link for the latest update:

Fun family activities with the BookTrust - listen to authors read stories and learn to draw with Lydia Monks.

Maths

Number: Frequent times table practice will be essential to support all areas of Maths. Key tables to focus on are: 2,5,3,4,8 and 10 times tables. In class the children have been doing this through song- they have added their own dance moves too! See links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

Times table rock stars is also a fun way to encourage your child to practice these.

Continiuing to complete the Schofield and Simms Maths books will help your child to practise lots of Maths skills, including addition and subtraction, multiplication and division,  shape, space and measure etc. Where possible,  aim to complete 2 pages per week. Inside this book you'll find some maths paper - use this for practising drawing 2D shapes (with a ruler!) or even creating your own pictogram/bar chart like we have just learnt how to do at school (remember to write a title and labels to explain what your chart shows).

There are a number of Maths activities (including answers) in the pack being sent home which will enable you to practise different areas covered so far.

Visit I See Maths for daily lessons and activities

UPDATE

Shape, space and measure: during the last half term we were learning about Statistics. Building on our knowledge from Year 2, we explored pictograms, bar charts and tables. We had lots of fun creating our own tally charts by asking friends what their favourite animal, football player, computer game is etc, then drawing our own pictogram to display the information we collected. Tell your grown-ups what the most important ’key’  thing we need to do first when reading information from a pictogram.  

Why not carry out your own survey/investigation at home.  You could find out which minibeast visits your garden most frequently or perhaps get active and record how many star-jumps/skips/burpees each family member can do in 20 seconds and record in a table.  Use the grid paper (see below but also provided in your homework pack) to display your findings in a pictogram/bar chart.  What scale will you use?

Whilst I know at the current time it is difficult to ask lots of your friends, you could always survey your teddies/toy figures at home (and if you have younger siblings they will really love helping you with this). Scroll to the end of the page for more information on this statistics module as well as activities to complete.

Writing

Our writing unit this half term is based on 'Myths and Legends.'  You can read some of the famous ones here >>>

If you prefer, read these online using the following link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/ks2-ancient-greece/zk73nrd

Try some of these writing activites to keep you busy during the next few weeks. This online workshop will help you with tips and ideas when writing your own exciting Myth:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythswshop_index.htm

Have a go at:

-Writing a Greek setting description

-Invent and describe your own Greek God or monster 

-Create a Grecian style magazine with Greek clothing/ vase designs

-Design and create a Greek outfit for a man or woman at this time and have a fashion cat walk-( involve your grown ups or brothers and sisters.)

-Act out your favourite scene from a Greek myth (again involve grown ups and brothers and sisters at home- we love seeing photos and videos!)

-Create a comic based around Mt Olympus. Here's an example: 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/max-on-mount-olympus/

-Design or create a Medusa mask

-Folllow the link to download an activity booklet to complete at home - Ancient Greece activity booklet

Reading

Please continue to read as often as possible (aim for three - five times a week) and remember to complete your reading diaries, so we can see the books you have read.  If you always pick the same type of books take this opportunity to try something new and different! Remember to use a dictionary to find out the meaning of any unfamiliar words. Ask your family to read with you, especially at bedtime.  We are sending home a few extra books to keep you going, but ask your grown-ups to click on the link below to login and read some books online

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-school/default 

(Grown-ups will receive a text message with the details for accessing these ebooks but do let us know if you need help - you need to click on the pink button 'My class login')

In the pack there are a number of different comprehensions to work through.  Remember to read the questions carefully and take your time to answer them accurately in your neatest handwriting!  The answers have been included but go through these with your family once you have completed them.  You could even ask a grown-up to answer the questions too and then switch answers to mark them!

You will also find the last few chapters of the Hodgeheg included in the pack, along with a few comprehension and grammar style questions to complete.  Please also see the questions below in blue for each chapter - can you discuss the chapters with your family or write down your answers.

The Hodgeheg CHAPTER 7 (Focus: I can pick out the special words and phrases for the texts)
1. Find 5 interesting verbs (action words) and write them.
2. Find 3 adverbs (describe verbs and usually end with –ly) and write them. Example: slowly
3. Find 3 proper nouns and write them.
4. Write a sentence using a proper noun, verb and an adverb.

The Hodgeheg CHAPTER 8 (Focus: I can make predictions about a text)
1. Where did you leave off at the end of chapter 8?

2. What is your prediction for what will happen next?
3. What could happen? What do you hope happens?

The Hodgeheg CHAPTER 9 (Focus: I can discuss the features and structure of a text)
1. Can you write a short book report about The Hodgeheg? Remember to include:

- title of book
- author
- characters (just the main characters)
- problem in the story
- what you thought about the book and if you would recommend the book.
- a picture if you want

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Check over all the spellings in your homework folder and pick eight words each day that you think you need to work on.  Can you write these in your best handwriting?  You will find the next set of spellings in your homework folder as well as some handwriting paper to practise them on.  Can you think of any interesting ways to help you remember them? You could even use Scratch to make a script to help you to practise (ask Isaac all about this!)

Spellings - week commencing 30th March >>>

Please keep checking this class page for new words to practise and see the document below of the list of the common exception words from Year 2 which you need to be secure on. 

You will also have the grammar CGP work out books to work through.  Challenge yourself to complete a workout every few days. If you would like the answers for the page you have completed then please email davies.j@welearn365.com.

History

We have started our Ancient Egyptian topic and have so far covered:

- where on the timeline
- the importance of the river Nile
- farming

Over the next few weeks you will be exploring:

-Egyptian food 
-Gods and Goddesses
-Egyptian writing
-Mummification
-Tutankhamun and his tomb

See some useful websites below:

Explore Ancient Egypt through art >>>

Read about Egypt on BBC Bitesize >>>

Discover Egypt through games >>>

Are you an expert? Take the quiz >>> 

Learn how to mummify a body >>> (requires flash player)

Explore an Egyptian tomb >>>

Find out about Tutankhamun >>>

Carry out research into any of the above and present your findings.  Some ideas could be:

-create a PowerPoint with images and facts on the different Gods and Goddesses
-write instructions on how to mummify a body (remember our recent lessons on features of instructions!)
-produce a fact file on Tutankhamun
-investigate Egyptian writing and create your own words for someone to decipher (link to document coming soon)

Also, don't forget the topic homework where you need to make a shaduf.  See sheet in homework folder.

Staying active 

Try Joe Wicks Workouts or Cosmic Yoga

Dawn (Alby's mum), who teaches yoga at school, is also posting yoga videos online too. It would be great for the children (and the grown-ups!) to join in. It's a fantastic way to start the day.

Science Unit: Funny bones and keeping healthy 

We have just begun learning about the human body and the ways we can keep our bodies as healthy possible through having a good balanced diet, getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and exercising. Over the next few weeks, have a go at these activities/ experiments to help to learn more about specific parts of the body and how these function.

-Try learning about the skeletal system. Can you name and label each part on a skeleton?-Try doing this online using the 'body builder' game or use the sheets which can be printed and completed on the website below:

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/35233/human-body

There is also an interactive simulation where you can see inside the body and this demonstrates the different systems and their functions.

-Try growing your own fruit and vegetables at home

-Have a go at making a meal using a range of the food groups in order to make a healthy balanced meal- (involve your grown ups to help to do this/ taste what you have made)

-Make a food rainbow collage 

-Investigate what happens to your pulse during exercise/ when running compared to when you are resting. For more details see here:

https://www.science-sparks.com/heart-rate-investigation/

-Learn about what blood is made up of by making a model in a bottle. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc/articles/zqv4cwx

https://sciencing.com/list-6543292-hands-on-science-activities-blood.html

Hobby task

It's really important to carry out other activities you enjoy and have some down time.  During your time at home complete an activity that you really enjoy.  It could be to design a game in Scratch, make a trailer in iMovie for a new and exciting film, create your own animation, bake a cake, write and illustrate a short story for a younger sibling/cousin to enjoy, learn a new skill - perhaps learn how to play Chess or learn some words in another language.  

Please show your grown-ups how you can display our school Christian values at home and how responsible and sensible you can be during this time.

We look forward to seeing you all in school again soon.

From Mrs French & Mrs Davies