Year 3 Home Learning Blog 33 - 29.6.20
Hello again! We hope you have had a good weekend and are all ready for another week of learning. As always, we will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Please feel free to decide how is best to manage these 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.
We are continuing to think about George and the Dragon in our English work this week. Below are a selection of tasks for you to complete.
So the palace wants to thank George for capturing the dragon and enabling the princess to escape. They are starting to plan a celebration event!
Task one - Write a list of food that will be prepared and served at the party.
Task two – Write a list of other things that would need to be bought / organised – for example, how the party hall will be decorated and entertainment. You could include any special details too.
In both the above tasks, consider these levels of challenge:
Blue - use adjectives
Green – use alliteration
White – use some similes
Task three – Make the invitation that the King and Queen send to George.
Include colour / illustrations and remember to include details of where, when and what time the party will be – you decide. Also, include a little detail about what the party will involve (but not too much as you will be writing more about the party on Wednesday). Try to use some formal language as this invitation is coming from the palace!
We know you have all been working hard at learning your times tables at home. However, one of our Year 3 jobs is to be able to confidently count in multiples of 4 and 8, starting from 0.
At the bottom of the blog, we have attached two posters, one showing the multiples of 4 and the other showing the multiples of 8.
Make sure you can confidently count in multiples of 4 and 8, starting from 0. Use the posters to help you if you need them.
Challenge: can you count backwards in multiples of 4 and 8 too?
Create your own poster to help you (or a friend) learn the multiples of 4 and 8. Can you decorate your poster and make it eye-catching and colourful? You could put the multiples of 4 down one side of the poster and the multiples of 8 down the other side of the poster.
Today you will be finding out about life in Roman Britain. There are a selection of sources for you to explore, including pdf slides, a video clip and an article.
This is the video clip to watch; https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-roman-britain-animation/zvdc8xs
There is the bbc bitesize article to read; https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/ztqg4wx
The pdf slides are attached as usual at the bottom of the blog post.
Once you have read all of the information, we would like you to choose one of the questions below to create a poster for. You can write your chosen question and then present the answer in your own way. You could include fact boxes, diagrams, labels, captions and lots of information. Use the information you have explored to help you. If you wanted an extra challenge, you could try another question!
What were the Roman houses like?
What was a Roman family like?
What technology did the Romans bring?
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 post 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. – We know many of you have been enjoying Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout on his YouTube channel. Whilst he has now stopped his daily sessions, it is still possible to view every PE session on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
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.