Friday 27th March
Hello Class 3! I hope you're all okay and are keeping yourselves busy during your time away from school. I can't wait to hear about all of the different activities you've been up to.
Hopefully you've had some time to have a go at some of the activities below but I hope you've also been enjoying spending time with your family and taking the time to do activities that you wouldn't usually get the time to do.
I've added some more activities and websites that you might find helpful to complete or join in with. A little and often approach is ideal in these circumstances, completing a variety of different tasks alongside spending time in the garden in this beautiful weather and helping around the house where you can!
To make home learning over this difficult period easier, this page gives details of work and resources that will hopefully be useful and enjoyable.
This initial set of work is designed to last until at least Easter but some aspects may take longer. This page will be updated regularly with more resources.
There are also lots of links to websites that are offering free resources for home learning that you can access.
Keep reading as much as possible at home. You might like to start your morning with some reading to set you up well for the day. If you're running short of reading materials, there are lots of eBooks available on the Oxford Owl website. Try to read a variety of texts and tick off as many on your book bingo as possible! Make sure you record your reading in your reading records - I'll look forward to finding out what you've all been reading!
Use the My Class Login button
Here is a handy guide for parents/carers to continue to support your child with their reading comprehension and inference.
Keep a diary of what you've been up to while school has been closed.
The Literacy Shed has a variety of interesting videos that you could use as inspiration for some writing. There are suggested tasks linked to each video.
Every day at 9:30am there is a free, daily English live lesson with Pie Corbett, whose ideas we use regularly in school. The broadcast is around an hour long and there are activities to complete based on the broadcast.
Grammar and punctuation exercises and games
You all have the spellings for the rest of this half term - make sure you're still learning them using the activities in your spelling books. Spellings for year 3/4 from the National Curriculum can be found
As we have been learning about telling the time this week, please continue to work on this at home.
White Rose Maths Hub are currently putting together packs for home learning, which are available here.
White Rose Maths Hub is producing a series of home learning resources which include a short video and a set of focused questions based on the area of learning for the day. Some areas will have been covered by the children, which gives them chance to consolidate previous learning but others may be new and the videos will be especially helpful for this.
Each week will see a new set of videos and work activities released. There is more guidance on the White Rose Maths hub home learning.
We would like children to select the from the resources provided for their year group. However, if your child finds this too difficult, it is perfectly fine for children to select from an earlier year group.
We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work in school so the children will be familiar with the layout and style of the problems.
Times Tables Rock Stars - Spend 10-15 minutes each day practising your times tables and division facts.
Mathletics - Complete the tasks made available to you then use the free play options linked to what we have been doing in maths. More tasks will be made available over the course of the school closure.
The topics we had planned to cover before Easter are:
Statistics (Bar charts and pictograms)
Lengths and perimeter
Some other useful links:
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - create a free account!
In Science we have been learning about Plants. So far we identified and described the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers. We have investigated the way in which water is transported within plants. We are currently investigating the requirements of plants to live and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow). This topic is the perfect excuse to get in the garden if possible. Our next step is to explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. There are plenty of videos to watch on the BBC website.
If you have access to Twinkl (I believe it is free at the moment) there is a year 3 unit pack on plants. Search the below title or click the link.
Science: Plants Year 3 Unit Pack https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-s-023-planit-science-year-3-plants-unit-pack
Again, feel free to get practical with this one. Good luck, Mrs Tait
What did the Ancient Egyptians believe?
Continue your learning of this topic by researching what the Ancient Egyptians believed.
Some key things to find out about:
What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about the afterlife?
How did the Egyptians treat their dead?
Did everyone get mummified?
What were the roles of the Gods?
Present your research in a creative way. You could make a powerpoint presentation or a booklet of information. The choice is yours!
Some useful websites:
https://games.talkingpyramids.com/online/ - I'd recommend the Mummy Maker game!
Make sure you are keeping active during this period. Here are some links to workouts and sporty activities to keep your body and mind healthy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0h6EZd6TM - Joe Wicks 5 minute move
https://plprimarystars.com/ - Premier League Primary Stars (there are some maths and English activities on here too!)