Year 3 Home Learning Blog 4 30.3.20
Hello everyone! We hope you are all okay and that you are enjoying the home learning that we have been setting for you. We have a few more ideas here and we will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (term time).
However, please still keep up with your home reads as well as practising spellings and times tables alongside. Please feel free to decide how is best to manage the 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!
Ongoing Learning Tasks:
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 look back over all the recent spellings in your child's reading diary and check that they can still spell the words. Get them to write the spellings in rainbow colours following the look, cover, write process. Also, it would benefit your child to write them in interesting sentences. Can they include effective adjectives, adverbs and / or fronted adverbials?
We have added the Year 3 spelling lists, lists 1-9 in one blog post and lists 10-20 in a second blog post, to the Year 3 section of the website along with some further ideas for how to practise these spellings. Even if your child is ahead of list 9, we would still really like them to practise writing words from lists 1 - 9 in extended and interesting sentences to show understanding of their use and to ensure they can spell them confidently (just as we would recap them in school). Writing the words / sentences in joined up handwriting would also be beneficial.
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. – It is important to stay active so fitness expert Joe Wicks will be hosting a short PE session each weekday morning at 9am on his YouTube channel for children to join in with. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
To add another dimension to our rainforest learning, we thought it would be nice to explore some rainforest poetry this week. Please see the attached document (at the bottom of the blog) for some poems and tasks to complete about them. This work will continue over the week and possibly after the holiday too.
We have recently practised adding lengths in class, so now we would like you to practise subtracting different lengths, either mentally or using column subtraction. Please see the attached PowerPoint (at the bottom of the blog) for some examples and then some different tasks. Children, remember to start on an appropriate task for you! The answers are on the final slide for you to check your work with an adult when you have finished and to spot and talk about any mistakes you may have made. You are all so confident at using column subtraction however:
- you might need to exchange so remember to record this correctly
- remember to look carefully at the units (e.g. cm, mm, m)
Sadly, the rainforest is being cut down and destroyed at a rapid rate. This is called deforestation. We would like you to read the information in the presentation below (at the bottom of the blog) to help you understand a little more about what deforestation is and why it is happening. There is also some information provided as to how some people and charities are helping to look after the rainforest.
We would then like you to create an information poster showing why it is important to protect the rainforest. You might want to use the heading ‘Save the Rainforest’.
You might want to include:
- some of the reasons why deforestation is happening
- the effects that deforestation is having on plants and animals in the rainforest
- some of the ways in which the rainforest is being protected
Remember to make it as eye-catching as possible – pictures and diagrams are a great way to do this!
Sharing kindness/Helping others:
Ask your child to think of something that they could do to be kind or to help a family member. Could they help around the house and do an extra act of kindness towards a sibling?
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 anyway 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 you are unable to send it, don’t worry. Please just keep hold of the work for when we are back. The work that we have received so far has been amazing - well done! For example, we have had some great ideas for shops with some fantastic money work alongside. There has been some very informative Powerpoints about the rainforests and some excellent pieces of writing.
Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks regularly.
Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.