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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 7 20.4.20

Hello everyone! We hope that you have had a lovely Easter holidays and you haven’t eaten too much chocolate! We are all missing seeing your smiley faces and we can’t wait to see you all soon however until then, we have a few more ideas here for how to keep up with your learning at home. Now the Easter holidays are over, we will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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

English Task:

We would like you to complete some more rainforest poetry this week. Please see the document below (at the bottom of the blog) for details of the task. 

Maths Task:

Before the Easter holidays, we asked you to practise telling the time on an analogue clock (a round clock with numbers on). By the end of Year 3, we would expect you to be able to tell the time on an analogue clock to the nearest minute. If you would like to practise this some more, the links below are very useful.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

However, clocks can come in many different shapes, sizes and formats. You may have seen a clock that has strange symbols on? These are called Roman numerals. Roman numerals originated (were first used) in Ancient Rome as a way of counting and recording numbers.

Have a look at the Roman numerals poster below (at the bottom of the blog). In Year 3, we only need to focus on Roman numerals 1 – 12, however the numerals for some bigger numbers are included as well for you to see.

We would like you to practise recognising and writing the Roman numerals for numbers 1 – 12 so we can then confidently tell the time on a Roman numeral clock too.

To do this, you could:

·         Practise writing the Roman numerals out and write the numbers we use next to them

·         Make a game to help you learn the numerals (e.g. a card game like snap or pairs)

·         Write out some calculations using only Roman numerals (e.g. X + II = XII).

Geography Task:

Earlier in the year, we learnt the names of all seven continents. Can you remember what they are?

Task One: We would like you to write out the names of all seven continents. Remember, a continent is a place and is a proper noun so it needs a capital letter.

Task Two: Next, we would like you to write (at least) one exciting fact about each continent. Have a look at the information below (at the bottom of the blog) for some ideas or you may want to find your own facts.

Task Three: We are going to focus on Europe in particular. We would like you to write down as many European countries as possible. Remember, a country is a proper noun too so they also need capital letters. How many countries in Europe can you find?

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 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. So, if you can, please send us some emails with their work attached or with some photographs of what they have done. If your child would like their work added to the Year 3 blog on the school website, please explicitly state this in your email to us as we cannot post any work without your permission. If you are unable to send it, don’t worry. Please just keep hold of the work for when we are back.

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

Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks regularly.

Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.

 

LCrook@thrapston.net

SCoaten@thrapston.net

DKenny@thrapston.net