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Year 3 Home Learning Monday 1.3.21

Welcome to our last week of home learning before we return to school on Monday 8th March!  

Maths 

L.O: To learn how to add money.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week we would like you to complete 10 Minute Maths like we do in school.  In the PowerPoint there are 3 slides, one for each of the days. So you only need to complete one of the slides on each day - you need to choose the level of challenge that suits you and complete as much as you can on that slide.  The PowerPoint will be reposted on the blog on Wednesday and Friday.

Today we are going to continue our work on money. We are confident with recognising the value of coins and notes and we know how to convert between pounds and pence. We now need to learn how to add two money amounts together.

If you miss the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint. Make sure you press slide show to see how you can use bar models to help you add amounts of money together.

Top Tip: Add the two pound amounts together first. Then add the two pence amounts together. Finally, add your two answers together.

For example,

£2 and 27p + £1 and 31p =

Step 1: £2 + £1 = £3

Step 2: 27p + 31p = 58p

Step 3: £3 + 58p = £3 and 58p

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  Please choose one level of challenge to complete today.

Yellow Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 7 and answer the yellow questions. You can use objects to help you with your adding.

Blue Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 7 and answer the blue questions. Have a go at adding the amounts mentally. You can use the column addition if you don’t feel confident with adding the amounts mentally.  If you solve the calculations mentally, you can check your answers using column addition. Draw a bar model for each question.

Green Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 7 and answer the green questions. Have a go at adding the amounts mentally. You can use the column addition if you don’t feel confident with adding the amounts mentally. If you solve the calculations mentally, you can check your answers using column addition. Draw a bar model for each question.

White Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 7 and answer the white questions. Have a go at adding the amounts mentally. You can use the column addition if you don’t feel confident with adding the amounts mentally. If you solve the calculations mentally, you can check your answers using column addition. Draw a bar model for each question.

White Extension: Download the white extension document – Have a go at solving the problems using your new knowledge of adding money.

 

 

English 

L.O: To be able to write a new poem using a given structure

Today’s mini starter in the live lesson is about prepositions.

If you missed the live lesson, can you think what prepositions work in this sentence?

The tarantula crawled ________ the log.

 

We are going to look at some more rainforest poetry in the live lessons this week. Please see Monday’s poem document (at the bottom of the blog). It is another list poem. The words are highlighted to show the different word classes (green – nouns, yellow – verbs, blue – adjective, white – preposition).

Look at how the ‘list’ in this poem is made up of effective verbs (power of 3).

Start thinking about ideas for a new poem by writing a list of a few of your favourite rainforest animals.

Then, write a list of effective verbs that are appropriate to each animal. You might like to use a thesaurus to help you with this if you have one.

Independent Task

Use the structure and your collected ideas to write some new verses of this poem.

How many verses of the poem can you write? Here is an example of a new verse.

 

Who lives in the rainforest?

“I do,” said the harpy eagle.

“I swoop,

glide,

and drift

through the leafy trees.”

 

Blue task – At least one verse with a new animal and at least 2 verbs included.

Green task – At least two verses with at least 2 verbs included and an adjective to describe the place.

White task - At least two verses with all 3 verbs, an adjective to describe the location and different appropriate prepositions included.

 

Geography 

L.O: To explore the layers of vegetation in a rainforest.

Today we are continuing with our learning about rainforests. Before you look at the PowerPoint, we would like you to imagine that you are an explorer travelling to a rainforest. Think about the following questions:

  • What do you think it would be like?
  • What do you think the temperature would be like?
  • What do you think you would see in the rainforest?

 

Have a look at the Geography PPT week 2. This PowerPoint will tell you information about the different layers of vegetation in the rainforest. Can you remember the names of the different layers and the order they are in?

 

Activity: Download the Geography independent learning week 2 document - there are a lot of worksheets on the PDF but please do not do them all.

We would like you to have a look at the information on worksheet 2A. Using the PowerPoint to help you, draw a picture to show the different layers of a rainforest. Try to include both plants and animals in your picture.

Extension:  Imagine you are an explorer visiting a rainforest. Write a postcard or a letter about your visit. Remember to include what the rainforest is like, what the temperature is like and what animals you have seen.  

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.

EBromley@thrapston.net

SCoaten@thrapston.net

DKenny@thrapston.net