Year 3 Home Learning Blog 9 24.4.20
Hello everyone! We have been very impressed with the home learning that we have seen from this week – well done. If you have completed different tasks to those we have suggested, we would still love to see your work. Keep sending it in – it’s lovely to see a little bit of what you are doing at home. All the year 3 adults are missing you all very much!
Here are a few more ideas of some learning tasks you can complete at home. We will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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!
In blog 8 (on Wednesday), you learned about acrostic poems. Today’s task is to have a bit more fun creating some acrostic poems.
Choose a topic you are interested in to be the title / theme of your poem which will create the first letters of each line.
It could be Horses, My Dog Cookie, Racing Cars, Italy, Chocolate, Spring – anything that you would like to write a poem about.
You might like to start by creating a mind map of ideas. Then you could put those ideas into the lines of the poem – remember to start each line with a word that matches the correct letter!
Have fun creating! Maybe you could write a book of acrostic poems on different themes.
We would love to see them!
The Year 3 adults have been very impressed seeing all the home learning completed to do with time. Today, we have another time challenge for you.
On Wednesday, one job we asked you to do was to name all of the months of the year. Now we would like you to learn how many days there are in each month! To help you do this, we have added a common rhyme below (at the bottom of the blog) for you to learn to help you remember how many days there are in each month. However, if you or your adults know a slightly different rhyme to use then feel free to use that instead!
On Wednesday, we asked you to start your own project about Italy. Today’s task is to either complete a second project about Italy (making sure it is different to Wednesday’s style of project) or to finish off the project you have already started if it is a big project that takes you a long time.
Here is a reminder of some examples of work you might like to do, but if you have a different idea you can choose to do that instead:
- Create a poster about Italy (maybe the whole country in general or just focusing on one or two aspects).
- Create a piece of artwork about Italy. You could research and then draw / paint / create a collage of an Italian landmark.
- Cook some Italian food! You could research some Italian cuisine and then (with your adult’s permission), cook some for yourself! You could then write a set of instructions for how to make your food.
- Create an informative PowerPoint about Italy full of facts about the country!
Alongside these tasks, please still keep up with the ongoing learning tasks below.
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 use the spellings lists 1-9 and 10-20 from the blog posts added before the holiday and work from where your child is. Encourage them to write the next set of spellings, perhaps in rainbow colours following the look, cover, write process. Also, it would benefit your child to write them in extended and interesting sentences to show understanding of their use and to ensure they can spell them confidently. Writing the words / sentences in joined up handwriting would also be beneficial. Please also revise random words from previous spelling lists alongside to ensure your child has retained their knowledge.
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
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.