Welcome to Year 3
Has your child enjoyed learning about bees at school? During lockdown the hives which they built have been painted (thanks to Mrs. Shilliam) and the bees arrived in the middle of June.
David the Bee Farmer has put some ideas on his website which you might like to complete:
While school is closed, here are some things you can do to help you with your learning at home (scroll down for most recent additions):
If you're looking for some daily lessons, try: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
There are also free resources/worksheets available at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - free access code: UKTWINKLHELPS
You might also want to try these learning at home packs provided by the Hamilton Trust:
Weekly Maths and English content aimed at...'sustaining existing skills and embedding knowledge to provide deeper, more robust understanding. In this way, children will be poised ready to take off with new learning on their return to the classroom.'
There are also videos to help parents with learning whilst at home
***NEW*** - WEEKLY MATHS VIDEOS AND TASKS FOR YR3 (to replace the MyMaths homework)
- SEE LINKS FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE
Practise number bonds to 20 and multiplication and division facts (2,3,4,5,8,10 times tables) daily.
Practise counting in steps of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100 - forwards and back. Do this daily.
Practise adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using the column method.
Learn how to read the time to the nearest minute in both digital and analogue time. (This is a really important one! )
Learn the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. You need to know these.
Explore how much things weigh or what their volume or capacity is. Use a tape measure or ruler to measure and compare the length of things around your home.
You can also access daily Maths lessons led by Gareth Metcalfe (a Maths specialist) by going on http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
***NEW*** - WEEKLY GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND READING TASKS FOR YR3
- SEE LINKS FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE
For some reading and writing tasks, including the opening of a story to continue, try the following site:
There are lots of different pictures and story starts to choose from.
Read as much as you can! It's really important that you do some reading every day so that you don't fall behind.
Write a book review of a good book you have read.
Practise reading and spelling the common exception words, homophones and National Curriculum words for Yr3 & 4 that are in the middle of your Reading Record. Try to do a few every day. (If you haven't got your reading record, all spellings can be found for every year group here)
Practise your handwriting by copying spellings, poems or extracts from books.
Write an exciting story or two- maybe another beast quest story or another adventure for Mr Penguin and Colin the spider!. Include some dialogue so you can practise using punctuation for speech!
You could create an e-book of your story on power point.
Learn what you can about bees (or an insect/animal of your choice) and write an information text. Remember to use paragraphs and subheadings!
Write a letter to a family member or friend that you haven't seen for while.
Find a fun poem to learn off by heart and perform it to the rest of your family.
Write a conversation between a child and a parent, or two friends, to practise using punctuation for speech.
Describe what you can see either in a photograph or out of your window in as much detail as you can try to use really adventurous adjectives!
Create your own setting to describe - e.g. a strange new planet, in the middle of a forest, on a beach...
Write a poem about being in lockdown.
Draw your own robot, give it a name and label its features. Then write a non-chronological report about it using paragraphs and subheadings. Subheadings could include: Appearance - What it is made from - What it can do - Special features - What it is used for.
Here are some useful websites:
Learn what you can about plants including the different parts of a plant and their functions, different types of plants, how they grow and what conditions they need to grow, etc. Create an information leaflet or poster to show what you have learned. Maybe you could try growing something and record the changes that you notice over time. You could even measure it as it grows!
Draw/paint different plants, trees and flowers in your home and garden or from pictures on line. Maybe you could create a collage or design your own garden. Try decorating an old plant pot to brighten it up.
If you write another beast quest story, remember to draw a picture of your beast!
Invent a new board game! Maybe this could be a game that helps you to practise something you need to help you with your Maths (like multiplication and division facts) or help you remember facts about bees or plants.
The Field Studies Council are also offering live lessons free of charge. The lessons can help to build children's scientific and geographic enquiry skills. Please find the link below:
With help, learn how to make a cake or biscuits. Measuring out the ingredients would help you with your Maths!
Try to have some exercise every day!
Topics for the Summer term:
As well as learning about plants in the summer term, our other science topic is forces. Learn what you can about different types of forces and how they are measured, including friction, gravity and air resistance. Find out what magnets do and how they work.
Here are some questions you could investigate:
'Does the size of a parachute affect how quickly an object falls?'
'Does the height of a ramp affect how quickly a toy car travels?'
'Does the material on a ramp affect how far a toy car travels?'
After learning about the Stone Age in the Autumn Term, in the Summer term, we would have been learning about the Iron Age. This is something you can do at home. See if you can find out what the main differences were between life in the Stone Age and the Iron Age. What were homes like? What did people wear? What did they eat? How did they fight and hunt? What did they hunt? Where were Iron Age settlements? What was it like living in an Iron Age settlement?
You can present what you learn in different ways. Make information booklets, reports or posters; draw and label pictures; write diary extracts or include what you have learned in a story or poem. You could create your own information e-book using power point!
Our Geography topic for the Summer term is Maps. See if you can learn how to read a simple map and learn the meaning of the symbols that are used. Can you draw a simple map of the area in which you live? Can you compare an old map of the area in which you live with a modern one? Try creating your own map of an imaginary kingdom using symbols to show where different geographical features are.
Here are some ideas linked to this topic that you may like to try:
- Find out what you can about different super heroes. What are their special powers? What do they wear? What is their weakness? Who do they help or save?
- Choose your favourite super hero and create a fact file for them.
- Design your own super hero.
- Write a non-chronological report about your super hero. Remember to use a heading, subheadings and paragraphs. (Some example subheadings: Appearance, Special Powers, Weaknesses, Enemies, Special equipment or transport, Sidekick, their Alter-ego.)
- Design and make a costume: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JZya47DmgA&t=135s
- Write a story or comic strip about your super hero saving the world.
- Design and create your own super hero training course!
- Design and create a vehicle for your super hero. Use your recycling or lego or cushions/furniture!
- Design and create some accessories for your super hero. Follow the links for examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyfxIryiD8A or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktLR-WjB_C8
- Create a mini superhero (using a peg, play dough, lego etc) and try out some of the investigations listed under 'Forces'. See above. E.g. make a parachute for your super hero using different materials and see which one works best, or change the size of the parachute and see if this speeds up or slows down your hero's descent!
- Use pots, pans, shakers, your recorder, your voice or anything else you can get hold of, to create a theme tune for your super hero.
- Design a healthy eating plan for your super hero.
WEEKLY GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION and READING TASKS FOR YR3
For the remainder of this term, you will be able to access some weekly Grammar and Punctuation tasks and a weekly reading comprehension task (scroll down). Click on the download button to access them. You can print them off or work from the screen. Your child will need to work on paper for the Grammar and punctuation tasks; the questions for the reading comprehension sheet can be printed off. The reading task comes in three levels, starting with the easiest version. This has 1 star at the bottom of each page. There are also answers for each level. Just scroll down the document to find the level most suitable for your child. We hope you find these useful.
WEEKLY MATHS VIDEOS AND TASKS FOR YR3
You will now find some maths lessons from 'White Rose' which will replace the MyMaths homework. There are videos to watch with worksheets to accompany them. Answers are also available. The lessons will be changed each week. The videos are here (scroll down for worksheets):
WEEK BEG. 22nd JUNE
Convert pounds and pence https://vimeo.com/413284193
Add money https://vimeo.com/413284531
Subtract money https://vimeo.com/413284717
Multiply and divide by 3 https://vimeo.com/413284930
WEEK BEG. 29th JUNE
Draw accurately https://vimeo.com/432264831
Recognise and describe 2D shapes https://vimeo.com/432264925
Recognise and describe 3D shapes https://vimeo.com/432265088
Tell the time to 5 minutes https://vimeo.com/432265268
WEEK BEG. 6th JULY
Measure mass https://vimeo.com/434622854
Compare mass https://vimeo.com/434622998
Add and subtract mass https://vimeo.com/434623103
Measure capacity https://vimeo.com/434623253
MATHS - WEEK BEG. JUNE 22nd
|Lesson 1 Answers Convert pounds and pence 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Convert pounds and pence 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Add money 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers Add money 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers Subtract money 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Subtract money 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers The 3 times-table 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 The 3 times-table 2019.pdf||Download|
MATHS - WEEK BEG. JUNE 29th
|Lesson 1 - Draw accurately.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Answers - Draw accurately.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 - Recognise and describe 2D shapes.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers - Recognise and describe 2D shapes.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 - Recognise and describe 3D shapes.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers - Recognise and describe 3D shapes.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 - Telling the time to 5 minutes.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers - Telling the time to 5 minutes.pdf||Download|
|WK 2 videos.pdf||Download|
MATHS - WEEK BEG. JULY 6th
|Lesson 1 - Measure mass (2).pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Answers - Measure mass (2).pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 - Compare mass.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers - Compare mass.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 - Add and subtract mass.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers - Add and subtract mass.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 - Measure capacity (2).pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers - Measure capacity (2).pdf||Download|
READING TASK - WK BEG. JUNE 29th
|wk 4 Reading task (choose from 3 levels) Apollo 13.pdf||Download|
READING TASK - WK BEG. JULY 6th
|wk 5 Reading task (choose from 3 levels) dolphins.pdf||Download|
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION TASKS - WK BEG. JUNE 29th
|wk 4 Grammar and Punctuation tasks wk beg. June 29th.docx||Download|
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION TASKS - WK BEG. JULY 6th
|wk 5 Grammar and Punctuation tasks wk beg. July 6th.docx||Download|
There are three fabulous classes in Year 3:
Our teacher is Mr Rundle.
We have P.E. on
Thursdays and Fridays.
Our library session is on Monday.
Our teacher is Mrs Wilby.
We have PE on
Mondays and Thursdays.
Our library session is on Friday.
Our teacher is Mrs Goldring.
We have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Our library session is on Monday.
Our Year Group
Here is some useful information about Year 3:
- Our cover supervisor is Mrs Shilliam.
- Our break time is from 10:55 to 11:10.
- Our lunch time is from 12:15 to 1:20.
- We have recorder lessons on a Monday morning.
- We have Special Mentions assembly every fortnight on a Friday morning.
Here are our current topics:
Topic, Maths or Literacy homework is set once a week/fortnight (depending on the task set). This is usually set on a Friday and due in on the following Wednesday. As part of our homework, we are also expected to read to an adult at home at least three times a week. Reading records are checked by an adult each week. If we have read 3 times or more that week, we are entered into an exciting raffle to win a book and a place in the Broom Leys Reading Army!
Reminders for Parents
- Don't forget to label all of your child's belongings with their full name and class to help us get lost property back to you as quickly as possible. This includes water bottles and lunch boxes!
- If your child would like to bring in their own snack for break time, please make sure it is a healthy choice and free from any nuts as we do have children in school with severe nut allergies.
- Please help your child to remember to bring the appropriate kit for their P.E. lessons.
- Indoor P.E. - black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps
- Outdoor P.E. - black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers (a school jumper or plain hoody should also be provided in case of cold weather)
- Earrings should not be worn for P.E. for health and safety reasons. Please ensure that your child is able to remove their earrings independently or provide tape for them to cover up their earrings. Ideally, pupils should not wear earrings to school on P.E. days.
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