After your feedback I will be putting all of your learning in the Google Classroom and a summary of the tasks each day will also be on this page if you cannot access the classroom. All of the links/documents you will need will be in the Google Classroom. The same information will be on both pages so you may only want to access the classroom. Please email school if you are having problems accessing the classroom and we will try and resolve the problem.
Thank you so much to all of the children and parents who responded to the feedback questionnaire, it really was helpful hearing your thoughts. You are all working so hard together as families supporting each other in the difficult situation we find ourselves in. Parents I appreciate the juggling you are doing between working from home and helping your children to learn away from school. Every household is different and I am sure you are working out what works best for your family whether it is short burst of learning spread out or working in mornings and leaving afternoons for other activities. I am sure you are developing your own routines at home. Obviously during this time your priorities are keeping your children safe and well.
The tasks I have posted follow our curriculum but have been adapted so they can done at home online or offline in most cases, as I said last term do what you can with the ideas and activities provided.
Stay safe, thank you for your support.
Its Friday again! That came around quickly this week. How was your first week back? Could you take a minute to fill in the review of the week questionnaire and let me know how you are feeling.
In the classroom we have maths and literacy which follow on from yesterdays work and there is time to catch up with and History, Geography and Science.
Today's maths is practising using the addition and subtraction we have looked ta this week. You do not have to answer all of the questions as there are quite a few. They start off easier and get more challenging. If you do not feel confident work on the first 2 pages. If you are felling confident start at page 2 and if you are really secure start on page 3.
Today we will continue to look at prepositions.
Can you read the passage (part of a story) and see if you can spot any prepositions. When you spot one can you edit it in the document by changing the colour or highlighting it.
If you would prefer you could copy the passage into your book in your neatest handwriting and use a colour to write the prepositions.
Please can you take a little time to fill this in with your grown up. The feedback has been really helpful so far and I like to hear how you are all feeling and coping with the lockdown.
It is ok to feel sad and I know lots of you are missing your friends and family. I am missing my friends and family too. This is a strange time for us but it will not last and hopefully we will get to be back in school later in the summer.
Thank you parents for all of your support.
Good morning Year 3.
How are you all feeling today? The weather was lovely yesterday I hope you managed to spend some time outside.
Today we have Maths, Literacy and some Science in the classroom. Our science for this term will be learning more about living things - especially plants. I know some of you have planted some of your own seeds at home recently. I would like you to keep an eye on their progress as we may be doing some plant observations later on in the term.
We are going to look at some grammar today. We have looked at prepositions before but we need to revise what we have done.
A preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else.
Examples of prepositions include words like after, before, on, under, inside and outside.
After walking for miles she rested on a hill.
In this sentence 'after' tells you when she rested and 'on' tells you where she rested.
Use the video and word mat below to help you understand what a preposition is.
When you have done that I would like you to write some descriptive sentences about the pictures I have added using prepositions. Try and describe what you can see.
There are a few pictures to choose from, choose your favourite. You only need to choose one.
I have posted the answers for yesterday's maths so you can check your calculations.
Today's maths continues on from yesterday. Today you will be subtracting multiples of 10 from 3 digit numbers. You can do this by either using a number-line or mentally if you can.
In Science we will be looking at plants and plant growth. Now I know a lot of you have already been planting seeds at home and helping with the gardening. Over the next few weeks I would like you to watch your seeds carefully and see what changes you notice.
Today's task has 2 parts - you must do them in the correct order. Please use a double clean page in your book.
Title: Pre-learning - use the left hand page.
Step 1 - without looking anything up or watching any videos I would like you to draw a plant with a flower.
Step 2 - label your drawing with the parts of the plant / flower you know the names of - if you can explain why each part is important.
Step 3 - Add to your diagram some useful information about what your flowering plant will need to grow successfully.
Once you have completed that, you are going to find out more about flowering plants and why each part of the plant is important. Use the resources below to help you and also take some time to go and have a look in your garden / or when you go for your walk at the flowers you can see. What do you notice about them.
When you feel you have done lots of research, can you follow Step 1 - 3 again on the right hand page.
Can you see a difference?
Did you learn more about flowers?
This can be done over a few days.
What exciting travel ideas you all have. I enjoyed reading them, I am sure you did too.
Today I have set a new maths task and I have given you time to catch up on the diary activity and the history/Geography from Monday and Tuesday. I have also set some new tasks on Mathletics.
Today's maths is practising adding multiples of ten to 3 digit numbers. Remember when you are counting in tens your units will not change.
There is a video to help you, you may want to draw a number-line to help you work out your answer.
Some of you may be able to work out your answers mentally by counting on in your head.
To warm up practise counting in tens and see how far you can get.
See if you can count in tens from a different starting number - for example - 17,27,37
I was so happy to hear from so many of you yesterday. I got a brief insight into your Easter activities but I would like to hear some more. For Literacy over the next few days I have set you a diary task in the classroom. You will also find maths and Geography on the timetable for today.
Today's maths is continuing on from yesterday. Today I would like you to subtract a 1 digit number from a 3 digit number. Copy the questions into your blue book and use a strategy that suits you to solve them. There are bronze, silver or gold options. You can mix the questions and choose some from each section if you want a challenge.
I will post the answers on here for you tomorrow.
Today's task can be completed over a few days.
I would like you to tell me more about your Easter break in a recount /diary. I’d like more details about the egg hunts, the exciting activities you got up to. What were your highlights.
In my diary I would talk about how I enjoyed my daily exercise and how every day I could see more rainbows in windows and different flowers blooming. I really enjoyed seeing all of the blossom trees in bloom. I also tried some new baking recipes although I tried to make bread in the slow cooker and it did not really go as planned.
Your diary can be written in your blue book and you can add doodles and illustrations if you like. It could be written in a ‘Tom Gates’ informal (friendly & relaxed) style or it could be a more formal diary entry.
If you would prefer to type your diary and you have access to a computer/tablet I have included a blank document that you could use.
Make sure that you keep up your good work on punctuation, spelling and presentation. I’ve had to add a few reminders for some of you to check spelling or punctuation carefully. I know you can do this as we do it often in the classroom with our purple pens.
For Geography this term we will be looking at our world from our local area to the wider world. To kick off I would like you to start by thinking about your own home and family. Use the sheet provided either online/printed or create your own in your blue book to record information about your own family. Then using the link provided have a look at some different families from other countries in the world. Are there any similarities or differences. Does everyone in the world live the same way?
Good morning Year 3, how are you all? Did you have a lovely time over Easter? Luckily the weather was good for most of it but it was very strange not seeing my family over the holiday.
I hope you are all well, welcome back to the Summer term. It still seems very strange typing that, it is a shame we are not in our classroom but hopefully we can have a bit of a catch up with our new check in.
Today we should be doing spellings so you need to complete your spelling test for the last set of spelling words - the challenge words. Can you ask another person to test you at the back of your usual spelling book.
The new spelling list is below. Can you copy your new spellings - (Words ending in ‘-er’ when the root word ends in (t)ch)
very carefully into your blue book. The tasks today are based around your spellings.
1. Arrange the spellings into alphabetical order.
2. Can you write or draw the meaning of each new word.
3. Can you write 5 sentences using some/all of your words. When you have written your 5 sentences can you go back and make 2 improvements to each sentence to make them more interesting. Think about our 'WHITE BUS' words to help you out.
Today we are focusing on using our number bonds to help us add 1 digit numbers to bigger numbers. We can do this in a few ways.
Bronze - Hold the largest number in your head then count on using fingers/counters/buttons/beads etc.
Silver - using your known number bonds 345 + 3 = (I know 5+3 = 8 so the answer must be 348)
Gold - Using number bonds / bridging to the next 10 - 345 +6 = 345 + 5 ( to make it to the next 10) =350 + 1 = 351. or I know 5+6 is 11 so it must be 11 more than 340 = 351.
There is a game to play to practise your skills. If you wanted to work offline you could create your own 3 digit number + 1 digit number questions or copy the numbers off the sheet into your blue book / squared paper.
If you wanted some support there are some 2 digit add 1 digit questions on the Snappy Maths website, there are also some timed tasks if you wanted an extra challenge.
Remember use your number bond knowledge like we do on the classroom looking for pairs we recognise/ patterns and near doubles.
This was one of the Easter activities so if you have already done it no need to do it again. I thought as our new topic is called Google Earth, and it is all about the Earth it would be a good opportunity to document this historical moment. Over the week or when you have time I would like you to fill in the time capsule. Once you have completed it you need to keep it somewhere safe. You can then look back at it at the end of the year and see if things have changed. You may also want to keep it for the future.
Before you start the activity you might want to discuss with your family what a 'Time Capsule' is and why now might be a good time to create one with your family because of the current situation. You could include newspaper clippings, diaries or photographs from your time at home.
It might not feel like it but in the future people will look back upon this time as a major event in our history. This won't last forever but you'll be able to tell people about it when you grow up.
You can complete the activity on the sheets online or you can print them off if you have a printer or make your own version in your blue book to keep. It will be interesting to look back on your thoughts and feelings when you get older.