Year 3 Home Learning Blog 19 - 20.5.20
Hello again – we hope your home learning has been going well so far this week. It will soon be time for a rest as the holidays are getting closer!
Please feel free to decide how is best to manage the tasks at home, not each task needs to be completed on the day it is set and if you have some different learning tasks you would like to complete that is also absolutely fine!
The links below also have a variety of lessons suitable for year 3 that you might like to use in addition to or instead of activities in this blog.
Today we have a reading comprehension task for you to complete. It is about David Walliams.
David Walliams has written many books that usually appeal to year 3 children. If you haven’t yet read any of his books, if you can, you might like to try to read one over the next few weeks.
Please see the task (at the bottom of the blog). You don’t need to print the task, you could just write onto paper. Choose the task that you feel is right for you. Blue level – complete one star task. Green level – complete two star task. White level – complete three star task.
When you have finished, see if an adult is able to help you check your work against the answers that are also included in the attached document.
We have recently practised reading and interpreting information and data from pictograms and tables. Today we are going to have a go at using information shown in a bar chart to answer some questions. Please choose an appropriate colour challenge to start on. Just like before, you do not have to complete every colour challenge (although you can if you want to!). You do not need to print the bar charts, you could just write your answers to the questions in a full sentence.
We have also added some optional tasks in case you would like some further practise at reading and interpreting data from bar charts. Have fun!
We would like you to explore the website below in order to be creative with music.
There are links to lots of different mini programs. See which ones you like.
The song maker is good fun as you can compose melodies (tunes) as well as drum rhythms. You can select different instruments and change the tempo (speed) which changes the effect of the whole piece of music.
Challenge - Can you create a piece of ‘happy’ music? Or why not choose your own theme for your piece of music?
Alongside these tasks, please still keep up with the ongoing learning tasks below.
Reading - Our school policy of reading at least five times a week will continue. Please encourage your child to read something every day! They can read different text types - magazines, recipe books, instructions, food labels and anything that they will enjoy! They could read to themselves, to a sibling or another family member.
Spellings – Please use the spellings lists 1-9, 10-20 and 21-28 from the blog posts added previously and work from where your child is. Encourage them to write the next set of spellings, perhaps in rainbow colours following the look, cover, write process. Also, it would benefit your child to write them in extended and interesting sentences to show understanding of their use and to ensure they can spell them confidently. Writing the words / sentences in joined up handwriting would also be beneficial. Please also revise random words from previous spelling lists alongside to ensure your child has retained their knowledge.
Times Tables – Ask your child to look back over their times tables in reading diaries and check they can recall the facts quickly and accurately. Then continue learning the next set of tables working through in this order - 10x, 5x, 2x, mix of previous 3 times tables facts, 3x, 4x, 8x, then mix of all the 6 times tables learnt so far. The final tables are tested in the order 9x 11x 6x 7x 12x, so please encourage your child to move on if they are ready to. A link to a useful online game to help with learning tables facts follows below. The children have used this game in school and enjoy the challenge of beating their own score.
P.E. – It is important to stay active so fitness expert Joe Wicks will be hosting a short PE session each weekday morning at 9am on his YouTube channel for children to join in with. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Sharing kindness/Helping others - Ask your child to think of something that they could do to be kind or to help a family member. Could they help around the house and do an extra act of kindness towards a sibling?
We are also aware that families have a lot to juggle so please just do what you can. Remember, we are here to support you in any way we can. We are happy to be contacted to clarify anything with the learning tasks so please don't hesitate to ask.
We would love to see what your child has been doing. So, if you can, please send us some emails with their work attached or with some photographs of what they have done. If your child would like their work added to the Year 3 blog on the school website, please explicitly state this in your email to us as we cannot post any work without your permission. If you are unable to send it, don’t worry. Please just keep hold of the work for when we are back.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks regularly.
Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.