Year 3 Blog 7.1.21
Hello everybody! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas. We are sad to not be seeing all of your happy, smiley faces in the classroom but it was lovely to have seen so many of you on the live lesson earlier! Well done for taking part - we are all so proud of you.
On the daily blogs we will be adding the English and maths tasks / resources that you will need following the live lessons. Sometimes there may be a PowerPoint video with one of us talking over the information. Remember to press the slide show tab across the top and then press from the beginning. We have been trying to upload these video PowerPoints and an error message has come up. So, for now we have uploaded the PowerPoint without video. If we can, we will upload the video ones later. You will also find additional tasks to complete related to different subject areas on the bottom of the blog.
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! You do not have to print the resources; you can use them on screen and work on paper if that is easier.
Today’s lesson is about imperative verbs. We are going to look at instructions later in the week so we need to be clear on what an imperative verb is.
In the live lesson, you learnt what imperative verbs are and had a go at using them. If you missed this lesson or want to refresh see the PowerPoint video to help you.
For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge from these tasks and find the resources (where necessary) attached to the bottom of the blog. You can always move on to the next challenge when you are ready.
Yellow Challenge: Download the yellow task (1* sheet) – just look at the top half of the sheet. Copy each command and underline or highlight the imperative verbs. Remember to write neatly.
Blue Challenge: Download the blue task (2* sheet) – just look at the top half of the sheet. Read the command and choose an appropriate imperative verb to include in the space. Copy each sentence neatly and underline or highlight the imperative verb. Challenge - Can you improve any of the sentences with an adverb?
Green Challenge: Come up with your own sentences using imperative verbs – include some adverbs also.
White Challenge: Download the white task (3* sheet). Look at the different contexts. List the imperative verbs that are appropriate for each context. Then look at the sentences at the bottom of the 3* sheet. Write appropriate imperative verbs for each command. Can you improve the commands using adverbs of manner and adverbs of time?
This term we are moving onto multiplication and division.
In the live lesson, you will have learnt how to recognise and use equal groups. We would like you to think about what is meant by equal groups and how do we know that a group is equal? If you missed this lesson or want to refresh see the PowerPoint video to help you.
For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge from these tasks. Your resources are attached to the bottom of the blog.
Blue Challenge: Download the blue and green maths challenge PDF– Answer questions 1-3. Remember you only need to answer an A question or a B question. If you feel confident move onto the green challenge. The answers are on the last page of the document if you would like to check them!
Green Challenge: Download the blue and green maths challenge PDF– Answer questions 4-6. Remember you only need to answer an A question or a B question. The answers are on the last page of the document if you would like to check them!
Extension: Download the ice cream problem. Do you think 20 ice creams can be sorted into eight equal groups? Show your working out pictorially.
White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document. Try to answer the reasoning questions. Remember to prove and explain your answers.
At the bottom of the blog you will also find a 3 times table green challenge (Friday). This is for the children who have already passed their 3 times table test. They will need access to this for tomorrow’s live lesson so we have uploaded it early.
Today’s topic task is a PSHE one. We want you to think about our school values and reflect on 2020 - the things you achieved. Then also think about your ambitions for this year.
Firstly, we would like you to look at the PSHE - REACH PowerPoint to remind yourself or our school values and think about each of them. Today’s lesson will focus around ‘Ambition’. You could talk to a grown up about this word and what it means. An ambition is a strong desire to do or achieve something. Ambitions can be short and longer term.
Today we are going to consider what goals and ambitions we can set ourselves as this is the start of a new year. Why do you think some people set themselves goals and ambitions, sometimes called resolutions at this time of year? Please read through the PSHE - New Year PowerPoint to consider traditions and how New Year is usually celebrated.
We would like you to complete the following sentence:
This year I would like to get better at…
We would like you to think about one of your ambitions and write about how you are going to achieve it. Here is an example below – but please don’t just copy this one!
This year I would like to get better at reading. I am going to achieve this by reading more regularly at home, trying to read a range of different books and going to the library more. I could also practise my reading more by reading to my younger brother.
You can write up your work neatly on a piece of paper and decorate with your own pictures, linked to your ambition.
Extension activity: If you have time, you could also have a go at completing the following sentences;
This year I want to…
One thing I would like to do again is…
My goals for this year are…
This year I can’t wait to
A standout memory from 2020 was…
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.
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 and there will be a chance to share at the start of live lessons. We will always look at any work that you email in as well.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we will do our best to help you.
Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks daily.
Have fun learning at home!
Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.