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Year 3 Home Learning Wednesday 13.1.21

Hello again everyone! We hope you are enjoying the learning so far this week. Here are the tasks for Wednesday. 

English Task

L.O: To understand ‘chronological order’. To learn about the layout of instructions.

The attached PowerPoint can be referred to in order to clarify after the live teaching or can be used if you are not doing the live lessons. Today we are learning about making sure instructions are in ‘chronological order’. The phrase ‘chronological order’ means to be in correct time order. The steps that make up the main body of a set of instructions need to be in chronological order. As well as these sequenced steps, an effective set of instructions will have other features we have looked at before like a title, subheadings, introduction, what you need section.

For your independent task today you need to choose your level of challenge and download the appropriate sheet. You could print, cut and stick to sequence or you can write out the sequence if you are working from a screen.

If you want to challenge yourself - Use the same colour coding from yesterday to show different words / sentence types as appropriate.

Blue Challenge: Use ‘How to Brush Your Teeth’. Sequence correctly and add numbers to the steps.

Green Challenge: Use ‘Mixed up Fairy Cake’. Layout correctly, sequencing the steps. Add any appropriate extra features.

White Challenge: Use ‘How to make toast’. Edit and rewrite using appropriate layout for instructions. Show additional features.


Maths Task

L.O: To learn how to calculate x4 multiplication facts

Can you remember what times tables we need to know by the end of year 3? In today’s live lesson, we will be learning how to use pictorial representations to help us with our 4x tables.

Have a go at using either arrays or equal groups to solve:

  1. 5 x 4 =
  2. 3 x 4 =
  3. 8 x 4 =

We can use our knowledge of the 2x table to help us solve 4x table questions by doubling (x2) the answer.

For example,

If you know 2 x 2 = 4, you can double 4 to make 8.  So, 2 x 4 = 8

Have a go at doubling the 2x table to work out these answers:

  1. 4 x 4 =
  2. 6 x 4 =
  3. 12 x 4 =

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. However, if you are learning your 4 times tables the blue challenge would be a good place to start. Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  

Blue Challenge: Download the blue maths challenge document – Solve the 4x multiplication statements either practically with objects you can find around your house (you might choose toy cars, lego bricks etc) or pictorially (by drawing an image). You might like to take a photo if you decide to work out the answers practically.    

Green Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – Try to answer the 4x tables questions mentally. You can choose to answer either set A or set B. In the Green maths extension document, you have reasoning problems to solve. Remember to prove your answers! 

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – Use your knowledge of the 4x table to help you solve further statements.

For example, how does the 4x table help us solve 60 x 4?

We know that 6 x 4 = 24 so 60 x 4 = 240


Topic Task

LO – To understand the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 and to consider how this inspires and encourages Christians.

Today’s topic task is an RE lesson.  We are continuing to learn about Jesus as an Inspirational Leader - the unit that we started in Term 1.  In the Bible a miracle is an act by God, where God's presence is shown.  A miracle is an amazing, beneficial event that takes place.   There are many stories in the Bible of Jesus’ miracles.  Christians believe that if you come to God, he will provide you with what you need.  Firstly, we would like you to read through the Miracles of Jesus PowerPoint, to find out about some of the miracles that Jesus performed according to the Bible.

Activity: We would like you to read the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 on the PowerPoint.  Take your time to carefully read through the PowerPoint slides.  You could read these together with a grown up.  Then write sentences to explain the miracle that Jesus performed in this story (remember to use your neatest handwriting and also punctuation).  You could also draw pictures to illustrate what happened.

Extension: If you wanted a further challenge, you could re-write the story in your own words.  You can choose to present this how you like – perhaps as a book or storyboard style, it’s up to you.