Home Learning Summer Term Week 3 4th May
Dear 3A and 3C,
Hello again everyone. It was so lovely to catch up with your families last week and hear all about what you have been doing at home. Every body has been doing lots to keep themselves busy, but most importantly, every body has been keeping safe.
Have you seen Mrs. McNicholas’ assembly yet? It has been posted here on the website. She asked every teacher to nominate one pupil from their class for having done something very special during lockdown. We had such a tough time choosing just one pupil from each class, as we believe that you are all doing an amazing job!
This week’s big news from school is that we are very close to opening our virtual classrooms, so look out for your invitation to join from Mrs. McNicholas.
In the meantime, here are your activities for the week ahead. You’ll notice that there are only 4 days of activities, as Friday is a bank holiday. We hope you enjoy your week and have a super long weekend.
The Year 3 Team
P.S Haven’t seen our school video yet? Here’s the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9olkk2IwTk
The following activities are revision of learning that we have covered in class.
Y3 Week 1 Day 1
Y3 Week 1 Day 2
Y3 Week 1 Day 3
Y3 Week 1 Day 4
Y3 Week 1 Day 5
Y3 Week 2 Day 1
Y3 Week 2 Day 2
Y3 Week 2 Day 3
Y3 Week 2 Day 4
Y3 Week 2 Day 5
Y3 Week3_Day1 Y3_Week3_Day1_PowerPoint
Y3_Week3_Day4 Y3_Week3_Day4_PowerPoint 2
For those of you who would like an extra challenge, here’s a link to the Whiterose Maths Home Learning Website, where you’ll find activities with answers for this 2nd week of Summer.
Week 1’s activities focus on diary writing and some poetry. We hope you enjoy them completing them.
Year 3 Week 1 Day 1
Year 3 Week 1 Day 2
Year 3 Week 1 Day 3
Year 3 Week 1 Day 4
Year 3 Week 1 Day 5
Year 3 Week 2 Day 1
Year 3 Week 2 Day 2
Year 3 Week 2 Day 3
Year 3 Week 2 Day 4
Year 3 Week 2 Day 5
Year 3 Week 3 Day 1 Chapters 1 and 2 Fantastic Mr Fox
Year 3 Week 3 Day 2 Powerpoint_present_perfect_form with audio
Year 3 Week 3 Day 3
Year 3 Week 3 Day 4 GR_Purple is Best Powerpoint_prepositions with audio
Spellings are uploaded on Spelling Shed weekly. Please contact the school if you need your login details.
Pet Care of a Bearded Dragon Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity
Week 3 Pencil control continuous cursive Week 3 High frequency words practice
Week 2 Fluency, Style and Speed Handwriting Activity Sheet
The attached booklet contains lots of different activities. Please now look at page 4 and the activity to find out how modern Jewish families celebrate Shavu’ot. Once you’ve found out about it, draw a picture or record 5 practices into the pentagon.
Learning at Home Pentecost Blank pentagon template
This week’s activity is Lesson 2 of history, in which we ask you to find out about Stone Age homes.
Lesson 2 Stone Age Homes PowerPoint Stone Age Compare and Contrast Worksheet
Lesson 1 Presentation Surviving the Stone Age History advert planning sheet
Miss Russell has been uploading some wonderful tasks on the Makers and Doers Instagram page!
This week we would like you to try this new activity.
Week 3 What’s in your fruit bowl_M&D
Stay at home mobiles
Remember to send us pictures of your work, we would love to see them! You can e-mail them to Miss Russell at email@example.com.
Try to stay active, remember it helps both our body and mind to stay healthy. Joe Wicks has now raised over £91,000 for the NHS by people watching his daily PE lessons. They are live at 9am daily, so check them out here.
P.E – Joe Wicks Workout Cards
P.E – Joe Wicks Workout Log
Other Useful Information and Links
Year 3 Home Learning Guide produced in March 2020.
FREE access to Twinkl!
Find a range of exciting and educational activities designed by teachers at the Twinkl website. All you need to do is visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offers and sign up for a new account with your email address, password of your choice and the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. It’s definitely worth signing up as Twinkl have launched a new home learning hub, where each day, it provides you with a new set of daily activities to get involved with. They’re offering book readings, live lessons, and activities, and it’s for free. Activities are listed the day before – giving you enough time to get prepped and set up for the next day’s learning. http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offers
Please find below advice from the Public Health Commissioner for Children and Young People in Haringey on how to keep healthy and active at home. This information sheet also includes lots of links to useful online resources.
Information Sheet Staying Healthy At Home
Popular school newspaper First News has released a PDF version to keep you updated with the week’s most popular news stories. Click on the link below to read it. We’ll update you with each week’s newest edition, as they are published.
STEM Learning are developing home learning activities for science, technology, engineering and maths. Starters for STEM are 10 easy to resource activities which promote discussion about the world around us. Check them out and many more activities besides, at the STEM website.
Joe Wickes workout videos are posted every day at 9 am (they can also be done at a later time) they are lots of fun!
Cassie Stephens is an inspiring art educator who is posting new YouTube videos of amazing art lessons that are really easy to follow. She has lots of other videos you can follow too!
Storyline Online- Storybooks read aloud and brought to life by people such as Chris O’Dowd and Oprah with accompanying videos for your child to enjoy.
Hour of Code- This website is a fun and child friendly way of learning how to code. Many children will be familiar with this website and they love it!
Newsround- Offers short, daily child friendly news stories from around the world.
TopMarks- Excellent for interactive maths games your child can play at home.
Authorfy.com – 10 minute creative writing challenges hosted daily by different children’s authors including Abi Elphinstone, Michael Rosen and Michael Morpurgo.
EAL Hub (English as an Additional Language Hub)- Free home learning packs are being created each week for parents to use during school closures.
Timestables.co.uk- Each child in Year 3 has their own login and password and is familiar with this website as we use it in class. Your child can use this to practice their times tables at their own pace and earn certificates once completed.
Find out what your child will be learning this year:
This term’s curriculum
Spring 1: People of Prayer
This topic focuses on Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount. We look closely at the Beatitudes and The Lord’s Prayer and how the lessons that they teach. We then look at the ways believers have lived the Beatitudes and Lord’s Prayer and how this can guide our own lives and choices.
Spring 2: Lent to Easter
This topic focuses on the season of Lent as the time of preparation for the events of Easter Week and Jesus’ death and resurrection.
In Year 3 children will enjoy reading a wide variety of texts, and will learn to write in a wide range of genres, as directed by the National Curriculum. We aim to instill in our pupils a love for reading and writing, confidence, stamina and creative, independent thinking.
Key texts covered: Was Tutankhamen Killed? Krindlekrax, Into the Forest, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, Tuesday, Poetry anthologies
Writing genres: Information text, Writing in role, Diary writing, Letter writing, Newspaper reports, Explanation texts, Narrative —short story/descriptive writing, Poetry exploration
In Year 3 we introduce the children to Destination Reader, a school wide reading programme, in which daily lessons are taught to explicitly study each of the necessary skills for reading and comprehension of texts. Pupils also learn about each of the learning behaviours required for reading and discussing texts with their partners and small groups.
Key skills: Prediction, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Evaluating and Making Connections.
Grammar is taught alongside the teaching of writing.
Key skills: time, place and cause conjunctions, paragraphs, headings, subheadings, present perfect verbs, inverted commas.
Spellings are taught via a weekly list of words which are introduced to pupils in class, then set as activities on the Spelling Shed website.
In year 3, pupils extend their knowledge of number, shape and data through daily maths lessons. Practical equipment is routinely used to help turn the abstract into concrete. Pupils are provided with enriching activities to practise their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Key skills include: Number work to 1000, mental arithmetic using 3 digit numbers, column addition and subtraction, multiplication of 2 digits by 1 digit, reading the time on analogue clocks, roman numerals, tenths, perimeter and angles.
This term’s Science is the Physics themed topic; Forces and Magnets.
Science lessons are taught weekly and always include a knowledge and scientific enquiry focus. Lessons are always practically based and often include opportunities for research and art.
Forces and Magnets introduces pupils to: types of forces, pushes and pulls, gravity, air resistance, friction, water resistance, magnetic forces, balanced and unbalanced forces.
Scientific Skills taught: Planning and setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests, asking relevant questions, recognising and controlling variables, collecting, recording, analysing and evaluating data.
Children will regularly use PCs and iPads to develop their computing skills. E- safety is taught explicitly and is at the heart of all computing lessons. Alongside this, pupils are expected to use technology responsibly.
Pupils will be taught to use computing to communicate, problem solve, research and code through topics including; We are programmers, We are bug fixers, We are presenters, We are communicators.
In year 3, we focus on 2 points in history; Ancient Egypt and the Stone Age. We make curriculum links to other topics such as English and Art and provide enrichment by inviting specialist speakers into school, including an Egyptian Day, and by visiting The Museum Of London. Geography is taught alternately with history. This year’s topics are Extreme Weather and Rainforests. We relate topics to real life current events such as climate change and deforestation.
Year 3s take part in an LFA coach-led PE lesson every Friday afternoon. In addition to this, classes receive extra tennis, cricket and athletics lessons during the Summer term.
Art & Design
Art and design focuses on; Egyptian Art, Using pastels/chalk, Painting techniques, Illustrations and Origami. In addition to weekly lessons, we try to incorporate art and creativity into as many other curriculum subjects as possible. For example, the computing topic ‘We are programmers’ includes computer design as pupils create a short computer animation.
Spanish is taught weekly by specialist teacher Mrs. Barrett. Lessons incorporate lots of speaking and listening activities as well as practical and written activities.
Music lessons are taught weekly by Mrs Edwards. In year 3 we focus on developing singing voices and vocal range, playing pitched percussion and developing awareness of meter and rhythm through singing games.
Homework in year 3 is given out on Friday and should be returned on the following Thursday.
Homework is linked to current study and consists of a weekly spelling list, a maths activity and a third activity that could have its focus on any subject.
In addition to this, children need to be reading and practising their times tables regularly. Pupils are expected to complete 20 minutes of reading per evening to be recorded in the reading record with the date, name of book, pages read and signed by a pare