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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page.  This is where we will keep you up to date with the work and activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.

 

Remember - we will communicate with parents via Class Dojo on a daily basis.

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.


Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.


Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.


Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.


Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

Friday 3rd April

Task 1 –Maths

Please complete week 2 lesson 4 step 9 – Fractions of a set of objects

(If you have not yet completed the lessons in week 1 or week 2 lesson 1-3 please complete these lessons first as lessons are progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Task 2 – Roman Gods ‘Top Trumps’


 

We would like you to use the following links to research Roman Gods:

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/List_of_Roman_gods_and_goddesses

 

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_roman_gods_mythology.php

                                                                                                      

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/gods.htm

 

After researching, we would like you to use your findings to make a set of ‘Top Trump’ cards (see the example below).

 

 

Once you have made your top trump cards, you can enjoy playing the game with someone at home.

The following link explains the rules for Top Trumps:

http://www.toptrumps.com/how-to-play-top-trumps/

Don’t forget to upload some pictures of your Top Trump cards to your Dojo portfolio to be awarded some Dojo points!

Creative/mindfulness Task:

#Draw with Rob – Rob Biddulph

Click on the link below and watch the you tube clip on how to draw a cute stegosaurus called ‘Gregosaurus’. Please post some of your pictures of baby ‘Greg’ on your Class Dojo Portfolio so we can see your fantastic artwork.

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Maths 

Please complete lesson 3 step 8 – Fractions of a set of objects 2

(If you have not yet completed lessons 1 – 7 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Task 2 

Games to play

Write a set of instructions so that everyone in your family knows how to play your favourite game. This could be a board game, a computer game or a game you play in the garden. What do you need for this game? Make this clear. Write clear steps that everyone can follow with appropriate verbs and adverbs. Make a poster to show the benefits and positive features of your game. Use persuasive features to encourage people to play your game with you.

 

Creative/mindfulness Outdoor task:

Create your own obstacle course!

Can you use any household/ outdoor objects to create your very own obstacle course for yourself and your family members? How challenging can you make it? Remember to upload pictures and videos on Class Dojo portfolios.

Wednesday 1st April

Maths

Please complete lesson 7 – fractions of a set of objects

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 - 6 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Task 2

Spanish

Can you practise these phrases in Spanish?

 

Song to practise colours and numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNFXntWOJw

 

Online game to practise colours:

https://rockalingua.com/games/colors

 

Creative/mindfulness Task

Get sketching! Either look out of the window or go into the garden and draw what you see. Or you could find a photograph of a person, place or object to draw. Don’t forget to share your drawings with me on your Dojo portfolio.

 

Tuesday 31st March

Maths

Please complete lesson 6 – fractions on a number line

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 - 5 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Writing

 

Today we would like you to create a tourist leaflet or poster persuading people to visit Chester and all of its roman attractions. Think back to when we went on our trip and the different sites we visited including the Roman Gardens, Amphitheatre and Chester walls.

 

Try to include:

  • A clear title and introduction
  • A range of reasons to persuade the reader
  • Facts and evidence to support your reasons
  • Conjunctions to link ideas (e.g. however, therefore, furthermore)
  • rhetorical questions
  • powerful adjectives for description

 

Use these websites to help you:

https://www.dewaromanexperience.co.uk/

https://www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/roman-tour-children-go-free-p248551

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-persuasive-text/zkcfbdm

 

Mindfulness Task

 

What’s in the bag challenge – Find 5 objects in your house with different textures and put them into a bag. Choose a family member to feel inside and see if they can identify the objects from their texture without looking. Afterwards discuss how you might describe each object using your five senses.

 

Monday 30th March

Maths

Please complete lesson 5 – tenths as decimals

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 - 4 please complete these first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

writing

 

Creative/Mindfulness Task

 

Today we would like you to create a roman mosaic pattern. Remember a mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small pieces of materials.

You can use any resources you like to create your mosaic e.g. paper, card, natural resources– be as creative as you like!

 

Use this website to help you:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/mosaics.html

Don’t forget to upload photos or videos of your work onto your class dojo portfolio. We will continue to put lots of dojo points on for those who complete online learning tasks.

Friday 27th March

Maths

Please complete lesson 4 – Counting in tenths  

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 - 3 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

spellings

Mnemonics are a memory technique to help you to remember the spellings of key words. e.g. because: big elephants can’t always use small exits

 

Try and think of some mnemonics to help you to remember how to spell these two words:

 

‘special’

‘heard’

 

Project/creative work

 

Today we would like you to design and make a roman shield.  You could use paper, card, cardboard, colouring pencils, paint etc. Be as creative as you like! Remember their shields were typically semi-circular to deflect any missiles to one side.

 

There are some examples below that might give you some ideas:

You can also use this website to help you:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/shield.html

We would love to see some of your creations added to your Dojo profiles!

 

Mindfulness Task:

Green is the colour of growth, harmony and freshness. Can you find 20 green things in your house/garden and use them to create a shape?

 

 

Thursday 26th March

Task 1 -Maths

Please complete lesson 3 – Tenths  

(If you have not yet completed Lesson 1 and 2 please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Task 2

Now that you have researched Roman roads, we would like you to make a 3D model of a Roman road! You could use junk modelling materials (anything in your house to be recycled), paint, natural resources you can find in your garden such as stones, gravel or mud. Make sure you check with an adult what you are allowed to use first!

 

There are some examples below that might give you some ideas:

                

 

Once you have made your model, we would like you to write a set of instructions to explain how to make it. Remember to include:

-A list of equipment and tools needed to make the model.

-Clear, numbered instructions that are easy to follow.

-A labelled diagram.

-Imperative verbs, e.g cut, fold, add, stick etc.

 

We would love to see some of your creations added to your Dojo profiles!

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Visit the ‘Cosmic Yoga’ website and try out one of the yoga sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Task 1

Maths

Watch the fractions video clip for lesson 2 on making the whole and complete the activity.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Task 2

Spellings

Choose 3 spellings from the Year 3/4 spelling list. Find a synonym (a word that has a similar meaning) for each of your words. For example, wet: damp big: huge

 

Task 3

Writing

 

Task 4

Using your research from yesterday, create a poster or PowerPoint presentation about Roman roads. Include information about why the Romans built better roads and what Roman roads are still in use today. Remember to upload your work to your dojo portfolio!  Useful website:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/roads.htm

Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

As the messages said yesterday, please do not use the Power Maths books, put them somewhere safe in your house and keep them there until the schools re-open.

 

White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.

 

They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)

 

If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».

 

You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/)

 

They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

 

Writing

Task 1:

  • Choose a spelling from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. Can you: Find the definition of the word? Write it into a sentence to show your understanding of the meaning? Draw a picture to represent the word?

Task 2:

 

Geography

Research Roman roads. Why did the Romans want to build better roads? What Roman roads are still in use today?

Remember to keep your notes safe as you will need them tomorrow!

Useful website

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/roads.htm 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Writing

Task 1:

  • Choose a spelling from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. Can you: Find the definition of the word? Write it into a sentence to show your understanding of the meaning? Draw a picture to represent the word?

Task 2:

Can you write a diary entry to recount what you did at the weekend? Try to include the following in your diary:

  • an introduction to set the scene
  • writing in the past tense for main events
  • writing in the first person
  • events in chronological order
  • personal emotions and feelings
  • time conjunctions (e.g. later, meanwhile, suddenly)

 

Once you have completed this upload a photo of your work onto class dojo so I can add dojo points for you!

Mindfulness challenge

Can you make yourself a healthy snack today or make one for someone in your family to enjoy?

21st March 2020

Audible:

With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit stories.audible.com).  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.

 

The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Active Teach:

In school we use 'Active Teach' to promote keeping fit whilst learning.  Active Teach have provided ALL their resources for free during the current school closure.  Use the link here to access their activities and keep yourself active while you are at home.

 

Nessy:

Now that schools have had to close, Nessy have also extended their spelling and writing software to ALL our children.  We have used Nessy in school for many years to support a small number of children and it is proven to support reading and spelling so please make the most of this fantastic resource.  Nessy works best if it is used for about 20 minutes every day rather than longer less-frequent spells.

  • Click here to access Nessy.
  • The secret work to access Nessy is 'commonmint'.
  • Your child will then need to enter their username that they use for all our other online learning (usually their first name with three numbers).
  • Nessy automatically adjusts the level you are working at based on how you are progressing so it will be tailored to each child's individual needs.

18th March 2020

Bug Club:

  • We expect you to complete 30 minutes a day READING on Bug Club (not to include any time you update your avatar or reward games).
  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.

 

TimesTables RockStars (TTRS):

  • We expect you to complete at least 10 games in 'garage' per day and at least one 'studio' game.
  • To access TTRS you can google 'Times Tables Rock Stars' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk

 

Numbots:

  • To access Numbots you use the same login details as TTRS / Bug Club.
  • You need to visit play.numbots.com or just click here.
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Numbots.

 

Hit the Button:

  • This is a free website and needs no usernames or password
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Hit the Button.
  • To access the website just click here.
  • Start on your number bonds and work through these levels:
    • Make 10
    • Make 20
    • Make 100 (tens)
    • Make 100
  • Aim to answer at least 20 questions correctly in the time you are given before you move to the next level.  

17.3.20

 

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