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Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 2.3.21

Here are Tuesday's tasks - English, maths and science.

English Task

Today’s mini starter in the live lesson is a handwriting activity.

L.O: To listen to, read and discuss acrostic poetry. To recognise the features of acrostic poetry.

If you missed the live lesson, read the poem on the first slide of the PowerPoint. Look at the initial letter of the first word of each line - record them on a piece of paper.  What does it spell?

This is an acrostic poem. Look at the L.O. and the slide that gives a bit of information about acrostic poems.

Have a look at the BBC bitesize clip if you can https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/ztdvw6f

Read the other two poems on the PowerPoint and again record the initial letters of each line to discover the theme of each poem.

Have a think about the questions on the slide in relation to the poems.

Reread the ‘Ice cream’ poem. What do you notice about each line / can you spot any poetic features? Look at following slide to help.

Independent Task

Have a go at writing an acrostic poem about you. Write your name down the page in capital letters and then write phrases about you, trying to use

Blue task - effective adjectives

Green task - alliteration

White task - a simile.

You might like to start by creating a mind map of ideas – you could include details about what you look like, your family and your interests.

Have a look at the example on the PowerPoint.

Maths Task

L.O: To be able to add money.  

Today we are going to continue our work on adding money. Can you remember how we added two amounts together? Try to explain the method to an adult at home.

If you missed the live lesson or want to go over anything again, please complete the following task (you can use yesterday’s PowerPoint if you need reminding how to add two money amounts together):

Firstly, we need to get our maths brains warmed up! Write down all of the British coins you can think of. What is the total of all the coins? Challenge an adult with the same question. Did you get the same answer?

Next, answer the following questions. Remember to use our top tip from yesterday’s lesson. Use column addition to help you with your adding.  

  1. 48p + 36p =
  2. £2 and 28p + £2 and 55p =
  3. £3 and 94p + £1 and 69p =

Go back and check your answers. Did you remember to include the £­_ and _p notations?

Finally, choose one of the questions from above and draw a bar model to represent the calculation.

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

Yellow Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 2 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 2 and answer the blue questions. You can use column addition to help you with your adding. Remember, if you choose to add the amounts mentally, 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 2 and answer the green questions. You can use column addition to help you with your adding. Remember, if you choose to add the amounts mentally, check your answers using column addition. Draw a bar model for each question.

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document– Answer the money problems!

 

Science

LO - To be able to classify rainforest animals according to various criteria.

As there are so many different species of animal in the world, it is important to be able to organise them into groups.

Have a look at the Rainforest science PDF. Work through the slides recapping details about animal groups. Consider also how you could sort animals by considering their characteristics (e.g. legs / no legs, wings / no wings, fur / no fur).

Task

Open the Rainforest Science work PDF. Choose from sheet 4A (sort a selection of rainforest animals into a chart), 4B (sort a selection of rainforest animals into a Carroll diagram) or 4C (decide on own headings and sort a selection of rainforest animals into own Carroll diagram). Use the animal picture cards in the PDF to refer to.

 

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