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Welcome to the Year 3 Page!

 

The information below is for parents, carers and children to help them with home learning. Attached as a word document below is a break up of these activities in more detail, and optional activities for your child to do at home. There are also subject specific activities which follow the topics we are doing in school.  These will be updated every few weeks. When writing in notebooks, please write the date and the topic/subject to keep your learning journals neat and organised.

 

Every day, your child should be:

 

  • Reading (or read to) for at least 30 minutes.

 

  • Completing a writing activity for 30 minutes, e.g. writing a story, a diary, a newspaper report, a book review, a letter or a fact report. This could be about anything you find interesting: plants, space, the Romans, the Egyptians, science, countries of the world, food, computers, sport… the possibilities are endless!

 

  • Be practicing number bonds and times tables for 20 minutes.(They can do this using TT Rockstars. Log in details are in the homework books). 

 

  • Being active for one hour. Click below for some ideas on staying active:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIibHixZmk6AIVyLTtCh2aQQe2EAAYASAAEgIE9vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Look at all our hard work!

Summer Work!

 

Dear Year 3,

 

Thank you for all your work you have done this year! 

If you would like something to do over the summer, I have attached some links and resources below so you don't get bored. The main thing to focus on is times tables. It might also be helpful to do a bit of reading and writing every week. 


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

https://www.talk4writing.com

https://www.ncetm.org.uk

 

Mental maths: www.topmarks.co.uk

Active maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Maths and literacy: https://www.ictgames.com

Maths worksheets: https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/covid-19-year-2/

Science

Science: https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk

Science: https://www.exploringnature.org

Reading

Oxford Owl reading books (free e-books): https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ 

Reading skills: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Reading and topic:https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html

Free stories to listen to: https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Writing

Handwriting support: https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk

Maths and literacy: https://www.ictgames.com

Other curriculum

General activities: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Geography: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Indoor activity ideas using D&T, art, science, geography, music: https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities?category=Activity§ion=Beavers&setting=Indoors‚Äč

 

 Thank you for being such a lovely class. I will miss you lots!

I wish you all the best for next year. I hope you have a lovely summer!

Miss Lennard

Week beginning the 13 July

Dear Year 3,

 

It is the last week of the term!!!!!!

 

Here is the work for this week. If there are any problems, please let me know. 

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

                 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

I have attached other worksheets/resources, as usual only do what is useful for your child’s learning.

 

Maths: Times tables

In Year 3 we focus on the 3, 4, and 8 times table. Please make sure that you can do these with speed and efficiency. If there is one in particular that you don’t feel as confident for, please focus on it. If you feel confident in all three, please make sure you are confident in your 2,5,10s. 

  1. Lesson 1: 3 times table

Focus on the 3 times table. Complete the activity book attached to practice speed for the three time table. Continue with hit the button and Times Tables Rockstar’s.

  1. Lesson 2: 4 times table

Complete the 4 times table activity booklet. Continue with hit the button and Times Tables Rockstar’s.

  1. Lesson 3: 8 times table 

Complete the 8 times table activity booklet. Continue with hit the button and Times Tables Rockstar’s.

Colouring in the colouring sheets attached.

  1. Lesson 4: 2, 5, 10 times tables or All of the times tables. 

 

Literacy:

This week we are finishing the Talk for Writing Booklet or choosing another creative writing topic.

 

This week: page 19

Creative writing opportunities 

Or

Create a school for ninjas-

 What do the students wear? Is there a special uniform? Are the clothes be dark or light?  What subjects does it have? What skills will you learn? And what will your teachers be like? What types of school supplies will you use? What special ninja gadgets will you get to try out? What is the building be like? Is it big or small? Is it located in the mountains? By an ocean? In the middle of a city? Or maybe underground? What cool ninja features does it offer? 

What activities does the school offer? What kinds of ninja sports will you play? What are the rules at this school? How is it different from your own school?

Or

Building with Lego-

You get an unlimited supply of Legos and you can build anything with it. But there’s a catch. You only get 48 hours. What will you make? Will it be a house? A city? A truck? A boat? A robot? How big will it be? What will it look like? What purpose will it serve? What will be the practical use? Who will you invite to help you in this project? What could possibly go wrong with it? What will you do to prevent this? Where will your Lego creation be located?

Or

A time capsule is a container filled with items that you can bury in the ground. Later, archaeologists, anthropologists and historians can dig it up and get a snapshot of life at a particular time. We are living in a historic moment that you want to share with a future generation 100 years from now. For this reason, you will create your own time capsule. 

1. one item that represents what kids your age are doing for fun when stuck at home. 

2. one item that says something about popular culture. It could relate to movies, video games, music,

books, or television. But it has to be something that is popular right now. 

3. one item that people seem to cherish more during quarantine than any other time before. 

4. an item that relates specifically to your family or your culture. 

5. you need to include some kind of documentation of daily life. It could be a to-do list or a daily schedule from home. It might be a receipt of something you bought. It might be a journal entry sharing how you feel about this. 

 

Keep in mind that your items need to last at least one hundred years. They also need to say something about the present moment. The more specific and personal, the better. 

 

Describe all 5 items for future generations. 

Include a few sentences about what each item is and why you chose it.

 Now draw/ create your time capsule!

 

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Practice any spelling from the past few weeks that you found tricky.

 

Reading: Varjak Paw

 

Think about Varjak Paw. What did you like about it? What did you not like? What would you change? What questions do you still have? What did it remind you of? Would you recommend it to someone? 

Read the CBBC book review http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/specials/reviews/newsid_3735000/3735721.stm

Do you agree? Why or why not? Would you add anything else? 

 

Science: Revision

Either-

Choose a topic of science that we have learned this year: Light, the Human body, Plants, Forces and Magnets or Rocks and research more about it. Then create a fact file for it. 

What do you remember? What were the key words that link to the topic? What do you want to learn more about?

 

Or 

Complete the revision book attached below (the answers are also available). 

 

PSHE: Processing this year.

1. Look at the emotions from the film Inside Out

https://www.thehelpfulcounselor.com/20-inside-out-clips-to-help-teach-children-about-feelings/ Think about things that have made you feel like each emotion. 

 

2. Make a time line of this yearThink about the major events. On the timeline, in a yellow pencil, write down all the happy things that happened. Then, in blue, write down all the sad things that have happened. In red, write down all the things that have made you angry. In purple, write down all the things that has made you scared. Finally, in green, write down all the things that you have not liked (disgust). What has happened since September? What have you enjoyed in Year 3? What have you not enjoyed? What has made you angry? What has made you sad? What has made you happy? What has made you scared? What has made you disgusted? Think about things that you miss from before lock down and how it made you feel. Think about the things that you missed out of because of lock down? How does that make you feel?  

 

3. Look at your time line. Which colour can you see most of? Talk to your family and think about all the different emotions you have felt this year. 

 

4. What about next year? Complete the chart attached. (either orally or by writing it down). There are four sections. The first sections is for things that you will miss from being in Year 3 or being in Lock down. The second section is for things that you will not miss from Year 3 or in being in lock down. The third box is for things that you are looking forward to about the summer or Year 4. The fourth box is for things that you are not looking forward to about the summer or Year 4. After you have filled it out, talk to your family about it. Perhaps, each of your family members could fill one out. Talk about the similarities and differences between what your sheets. Keep these for next year, and see if anything changes. 

 

Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

Week beginning 6 July

Dear Year 3 Parents,

 

Here is the work for this week. If there are any problems, please let me know. Thank you for all the hard work you are doing.

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

I have attached other worksheets/resources, as usual only do what is useful for your child’s learning.

 

Maths:

  1. Lesson 1: Compare capacity

Look at the presentation for Lesson 1

  • Answer these questions: Whitney has 3 bottles of water with 500 ml in each. Sophie has one bottle of water with 1 and a half litres in it. Who has the most water?
  • Can you prove it?
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets. 
  1. Lesson 2: Add and subtract capacity

Look at the presentation for Lesson 2

  • Answer these questions: How many millitres are in one litre? How could I show this using concrete resources?
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets. 
  1. Lesson 3: Times tables 
  • Keep going with Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
  • Complete the 4 and 8 times tables workbooks.
  • Keep practicing the 3,4,8 times tables. 
  • Optional: I have attached a Mathopoly Boardgame to play as a fun timestables activity. 

 

Literacy:

We are continuing with the Talk for Writing booklet. If you would like a lower level one for your child, please email me and I will send you one. 

 

You do not need to print these out, all the work can be completed in the homeworking books. If you would like the booklet to be printed out, and you do not have access to a printer, please let me know, and I can print it for you. 

 

This week: pages 14-18

Complete the writing activities. 

 

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Revising:

continue 

decide 

describe 

different 

difficult

disappear 

early

earth 

eight/eighth 

enough

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

Reading: Varjak Paw

 

Chapter 29-35

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5qAFHz4C8&list=PLvybfI3U3SZVBLLo-FqN1iIYOuL0YFAzz&index=32&safe=active
  2. Choose 2 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

Write the definition of each word on the other side of this sheet. Then write it in a sentence.

 

*Failure             *Restored           *Knowledge         *Noble                      

*Shimmer           *Prickle             *Merge              *Cower       

 

 

What is the seventh skill? How does it work?

What does it mean to be a true Mesopotamian Blue?

How is Varjak like Jalal?

Why does Varjak’s family not help Varjak?

How does Varjak get past the black cat on the stairs?

Describe what Varjak sees upstairs in five or more sentences.

What does the Gentleman do to the cats?

Science: Rocks 

Write a summary of what you have learned about rocks? What did you find most interesting? Why? What would you like to learn more about? 

RE: Islam

Islam fact file

 

Write a leaflet or brochure explaining all about Islam.

 

In RE this term we are learning all about Muslims and Islam: find out as much as you can and write an information booklet. Remember to include subheadings for different areas and lots of pictures! Ares could include: Prayer, the Qur’an, Mosques, the 5 Pillars of Islam, Ramadan, and anything else you would like to research. 

Use some of these website to help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/articles/zrxxgwx  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9U8T8x1AhQ&safe=active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pvmUoYNbmU&safe=active

https://www.reonline.org.uk/subject-knowledge/islam/

 

Talk to your family. How is it similar to and different from what you believe?  If your family or someone you know is a Muslim, ask them about it. Find out what they believe and why. 

 

 

 Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

 

Week beginning 29nd June

 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

Maths:

  1. Lesson 1: Add and subtract mass

Look at the presentation for Lesson 1

  • Answer these questions: How many grams are in a kilogram? The jar of cookies has a mass of 800 g. The empty jar has a mass of 350 g. How much do the cookies weigh?
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets. 
  1. Lesson 2: Measure capacity (1)
  • Look at the presentation for Lesson 2
  • Answer these questions: What’s the same and what’s different about capacity and volume? What does capacity mean? What does volume mean? When would we use ml as a unit? When would we use l? 
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets. 

 

  1. Lesson 3: Measure capacity (2)
  • Look at the presentation for Lesson 3
  • Answer these questions: How many millilitres are in 1 litre? If we know this, what else do we know?
  • Use equipment and liquid to count in increments of 100 ml. Discuss what happens when you reach 1,000 ml. Explore other connections linked to this. For example, 2 l = 2,000 ml.
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets. 

 

Literacy:

We are continuing with the Talk for Writing booklet. If you would like a lower level one for your child, please email me and I will send you one. 

 

You do not need to print these out, all the work can be completed in the homeworking books. If you would like the booklet to be printed out, and you do not have access to a printer, please let me know, and I can print it for you. 

 

This week: pages 8-13

Complete the grammar and create activities. 

 

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Revising:

build 

busy/business 

calendar 

caught 

centre 

century 

certain

circle 

complete 

consider

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

Reading: Varjak Paw

 

  1. Chapters 23-28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIxD1f9Yr-Y&list=PLvybfI3U3SZVBLLo-FqN1iIYOuL0YFAzz&index=18&safe=active

  1. Choose 2 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

Write the definition of each word on the other side of this sheet. Then write it in a sentence.

 

*Explain             *Armchair           *Sting        *Thunder    *Gnarled

*Climb       *Powerful           *Curtains    *Corridor    *Nudge

How did Varjak recognize his house?

Why doesn’t Cludge follow Varjak into his home?

What is different about the cat door at the Contessa’s house?

What does Varjak think of his old home?

Who is the head of the family now?

How does Varjak’s family react when he tells him the two black cats killed the Elder cat? Why do they react this way?

What do you think will happen next?

 

Science: Rocks 

Using the rock cycle that we learned about last week, make a comic or a book about a rock going through his life. What happens to the rock? Who does he meet on his adventures? Make sure you include the three different types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. 

Sedimentary rock: Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediments that have settled at the bottom of a lake,

sea or ocean, and have been compressed over millions of years.

Metamorphic rock: Metamorphic rocks have been subjected to tremendous heat and/or pressure, causing 

them to change into another type of rock.

Igneous rock: Igneous rocks are formed by magma from the molten interior of the Earth.

 

Geography: Make a map of somewhere important to you. Maybe it is the area where you live, the country your grandparents come from, or a place where a special event happened. Use your map-making skills to include a key, compass points, symbols and don’t forget to label all of the important landmarks. It doesn’t matter if your map is big or small, 2D or 3D- you choose! If you would like to, please send a picture so I can see it!

 

All the work on this email can also be found on the school website Year 3 class page. Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

Week beginning 22nd June

 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

 

 

Maths:

Lesson 1: Measuring Mass

  • Look through the Week 4 presentation (Step 1).
  • Look at the Mass and Capacity organiser (attached below).
  • Answer these questions: How many grams are in a kilogram? When would we use kilograms or grams to measure the mass of something? What’s the same, what’s different about the scales? How do we know what each interval is worth?
  • Complete the White Rose work sheets below. 
  • If you would like to do a practical activity, use scales and choose a variety of objects that you can find at home. For example an apple, pen, bowl, slipper, bag of rice, etc. Before you weigh the object, predict if you should use grams or kilograms. Can you estimate the mass of each object before you weigh them?

Lesson 2: Measuring Mass

  • Look through the Week 4 presentation (Step 2).
  • Answer these questions: Which is heavier, 7 kilograms or 8 grams? How is a scale like a number line? Does drawing a number line help you to find the intervals? Where do we use measuring mass on a daily basis?
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets below. 
  • If you would like to do a practical activity, bake something. Choose a recipe from https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking to make with your child. Make sure you weigh everything correctly. Talk about what would happen if we doubled the recipe. 

Lesson 3: Comparing Mass

  • Look through the Week 4 presentation (Step 3).
  • Answer these questions: Here are three masses. 20 kg and 600 g, 18 kg and 500 g and 20 kg. Which item is heavier or lighter? How do you know? Using the symbols <, > or =, what can you tell me about each of the scales?
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets below. 

 

 

 

 

Literacy:

I have attached a new Talk for Writing booklet. If you would like a lower level one for your child, please email me and I will send you one. 

 

You do not need to print these out, all the work can be completed in the homeworking books. If you would like the booklet to be printed out, and you do not have access to a printer, please let me know, and I can print it for you. 

 

This week: Pages 3-7

Read the ‘Jungle Log: 18th April, 2020’

You can listen to it on: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/jungle/s-4Ye8khPyx1x

Then complete the reading comprehension. 

 

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Revising:

accident(ally) 

actual(ly) 

address 

answer 

appear

arrive

believe 

bicycle 

breath 

breathe

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

Reading: Varjak Paw

 

  1. Chapters 16-22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5qAFHz4C8&list=PLvybfI3U3SZVBLLo-FqN1iIYOuL0YFAzz&index=32&safe=active
  2. Choose 2 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

 

  • What do you think the Vanishings are? Why is everyone so afraid of them? (Chapter 16)
  • What skills has Jalal taught Varjak? 
  • Where do you think Tam has gone? Why hasn’t she come back? (Chapter 20)
  • Why does Varjak want to go home? 
  • Draw a picture of Varjak. Then write out some words to describe what he is like. How can we describe him? How is he different from the other cats? 

 

Science: Rocks 

There are three different types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. The Earth's rocks do not stay the same forever. They are continually changing because of processes such as weathering and large earth movements. The rocks are gradually recycled over millions of years. This is called the rock cycle.  For example sedimentary rocks can be changed into metamorphic rocks, and these can be weathered and the pieces transported away. These pieces could be deposited in lakes or seas and eventually form new sedimentary rock. Many routes through the rock cycle are possible.

Sedimentary rock: Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediments that have settled at the bottom of a lake,

sea or ocean, and have been compressed over millions of years.

Metamorphic rock: Metamorphic rocks have been subjected to tremendous heat and/or pressure, causing 

them to change into another type of rock.

Igneous rock: Igneous rocks are formed by magma from the molten interior of the Earth.

1.  Magma that reaches the Earth’s surface is called -

 

2.  What type of rock forms what magma cools and solidifies - 

 

3.  What type of rock is formed by heat and pressure? 

 

4.  What type of rock is formed by volcanic activity?

Art: Julian Opie

  1. Look over the PowerPoint about Julian Opie (attached below). Watch the video if you are interested in finding out more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJKqfvxCeME&safe=active
  2. Take a photo of yourself. Then try to draw yourself in a Julian Opie style with felt tips. Follow the video to help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQ1Rs2vmHs&safe=active

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

Week beginning 15th June 

 Dear Year 3 Parents,

 

Here is the work for this week. If there are any problems, please let me know. Thank you for all the hard work you are doing.

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

I have attached other worksheets/resources, as usual only do what is useful for your child’s learning.

 

Maths: Shapes

  1. Lesson 1: 3D Shapes
  • Watch this teaching video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nLpD6bE4fE&safe=active

Use what you learn from the video to guess what shapes these are. 

  1. I have a curved surface. I have no vertices.

What am I?

  1. I have a curved surface.

I have two circular flat faces. I have two edges.

What am I?

  1. I have 6 square faces. I have 12 edges.

I have 8 vertices.

What am I?

  1. I have one flat face and one curved surface.

My flat face is circular.

My curved surface makes a sharp point.

What am I?

  1. I have 6 flat rectangular faces. I have 12 edges.

I have 8 vertices.

What am I?

  1. I have 4 flat triangular faces. I have 6 edges.

I have 4 vertices.

What am I?

  1. I have 5 flat faces.

2 of them are triangles. 3 of them are rectangular.

What am I?

  1. I have a square flat face.

I have 4 triangular flat faces. I have 8 edges.

What am I?

 

Now make your own riddles.

I have _____ faces.

I have _____ edges.

I have _____ vertices.

What am I?

This shape is a ________. 

 

Answers: Sphere, Cylinder, Cube, Cone, Cuboid, Tetrahedron, Triangular Prism, Square-based Pyramid

  1. Lesson 2: Making 3D Shapes 
  • Option 1: Using the riddles you made in the previous lesson, create your own 3D shapes (cubes, cuboids, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones, spheres) using construction materials. Only do this if you have the resources. Make at least 4 different 3D shapes.

You can use playdough, blue tack, clay, plasticine etc. and straws or toothpicks. Make playdough into small balls and attached to the ends of the straws. Use this video to help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8pNcIRN5ug&safe=active

  • Option 2: Use the shape nets attached below to create the shapes. 

Choose 4 shapes to make. Cut out the nets and fold them into 3D shapes. You can use glue or cello tape to stick them together. 

  • Option 3: Go on a 3D shape hunt around the house. What 3D shapes can you find? Use these to answer the questions. 

 

 

After you make/find the shapes, answer these questions: 

Can you describe your shape using edges, faces, vertices, curved surfaces?

What is the same and what is different about the shapes?

What do the straws represent?

What does the Play-Doh represent?

How many straws/balls of Play-Doh do you need to create a cube/prism/pyramid?

Why can’t you create a sphere or cylinder using this technique?

 

 

 

 

  1. Times Tables and Number bonds

 

Literacy: 

We will continue to follow the Talk for Writing booklet. I sent out two different booklets. If you are Booklet 1 (The Elves and the Shoe maker) please complete the pages below. If you have Booklet 2 (The Truth about Trolls) please complete the pages below.

Let me know if you have any problems accessing the booklets. These booklets can be completed independently or with an adult. 

You do not need to print these out, all the work can be completed in the homeworking books. If you would like the booklet to be printed out, and you do not have access to a printer, please let me know, and I can print it for you. 

 

Week 3-

Booklet 1 (The Elves and the Shoe maker): Pages 15-20

Booklet 2 (The Truth about Trolls): Pages 14-18

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Root words

solve

dissolve

resolve

solution

soluble

help

helpful

helpless

unhelpful

helplessness

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

Reading: Varjak Paw

We are now starting a new book Varjak Paw by SF Said. The online pdf version is not available, though there is an audiobook version. Please listen to the chapters for each week, and then answer the questions. Please make sure that your child is reading other books to practice their reading. 

  1. Chapters 10-15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5qAFHz4C8&list=PLvybfI3U3SZVBLLo-FqN1iIYOuL0YFAzz&index=32&safe=active
  2. Choose 2 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

 

  • As you read, make a note of any words you do not understand. After you finish, look the words up and create your own glossary of words. 

How does Holly know that Varjak is a pet?

In Chapter 11 (p. 80) we meet Holly's friend, Tam. How would you describe what she looks like?

What was Varjak most upset about at the end of Chapter 12?

What was Varjak’s dream about?

Why did Ginger’s gang attack Varjak? 

Who is Sally Bones? Why is everyone scared of her? 

  • Choose one part of the story to draw a picture of. Why did you choose that part? What do you like about it? 
  1. To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  1. There are free audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

Science: Rocks 

 

I have attached an optional fossils reading comprehension activity to consolidate the learning from last week. 

This week we are looking at the different types of rocks and the makeup of soil. 

First think about: What do you know already about rocks?

Then, read through the Fact file attached below and watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjty4wx/articles/ztvbk2p.

After that, when you go outside, fill a cup with soil. Use the Rocks ad Soils fact file to investigate what type of soil it is. 

Is it sandy soil, clay soil, peat soil, silty soil, chalky soil or loamy soil? How do you know?

 How is soil formed? 

What is it used for? 

Why is it important?

 

Geography: Our local area

I have also attached two optional Geography activities that you can try if you want to. 

This week: Compasses

  • Have you ever seen a compass before? What is it used for? Why is it important? What does the N stand for? What about the S? What about the E? What about the W? 
  • Look at the compass power point and at this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4b9tVmmFJE&safe=active
  • Now it is your turn! Complete the worksheet attached below and use the compass to answer the questions. How are you at using a compass? 
  • Compass challenge: 

With a partner to follow these instructions 

1. Start by facing North

2. Turn left

3. Walk 10 stride forward

2. Turn and face South

Now make up your own compass challenge!

 

All the work on this email can also be found on the school website Year 3 class page. Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

Week Beginning 8 June

Dear Year 3 Parents,

 

It was lovely to talk to you last week. Here is the work for this week. If there are any problems, please let me know. Thank you for all the hard work you are doing.

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

 

Maths: Angles

I have attached other worksheets/resources, as usual only do what is useful for your child’s learning.

 

  1. Horizontal and Vertical lines 
  • What is the difference between a horizontal and vertical line? Which shapes/symbols/letters have a horizontal/vertical line of symmetry? What can you use to help you remember what a horizontal line looks like? 
  • A line that runs from left to right across the page is called a ___________________ line.
  • A line that runs straight up and down the page is called a ___________________ line.
  • Make a list of the horizontal and vertical lines in your house. 
  • Complete the White Rose worksheets attached below.

 

  1. Parallel and Perpendicular lines
  • Watch these videos to help 
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zp327hv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3AOoLbA3us&t=18s&safe=active
  • Answer these questions: What is the difference between perpendicular and parallel lines? Which shapes have only parallel lines? Which shapes have perpendicular lines? Which shapes have both parallel and perpendicular lines? 

Lines that never meet are called ________________ lines. Straight lines that meet at a right angle are called _________________ lines.

  • Complete the White Rose worksheets attached below.
  1. 2D Shapes
  • Children recognise, describe and draw 2-D shapes accurately. They use properties including types of angles, lines, symmetry and lengths of sides to describe the shape. They could be given opportunities to identify/draw a hidden shape from a description given and also describe a shape for a friend to identify/draw.

Watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/z98n4qt

Only 2D shapes with straight sides are polygons.

Quadrilaterals- Quadrilaterals have 4 sides and their internal angles add up to 360°. Square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, kite and trapezium are all quadrilaterals.

Triangles-Triangles have 3 sides. Their internal angles add up to 180°. The types of triangle are isosceles, equilateral, scalene, and right-angled.

Irregular polygons- Irregular polygons have sides of different lengths and angles.

Regular polygons-There are names for other shapes with sides of the same length. These include pentagon which has 5 sides, hexagon has 6, heptagon has 7, and octagon has 8 sides.

 

  • What do you remember about shapes? What is a 2D Shape? What types do you know? What is the difference between them?
  • Make a fact file for at least 5 different shapes. Answer these questions for each shape. 

How many angles does a _______ have? What types of angles does a _________ have?
What types of lines can you spot in a ________? (perpendicular/parallel)
Ask someone in your house hold if they can guess what shape you are describing. Can you guess the shape from the description given? Can you draw a shape from the description given? 

  • Complete the White Rose worksheets attached below.

If you want a bit of a challenge, complete the 2D crossword attached below. 

 

 

Literacy: 

We will continue to follow the Talk for Writing booklet. Last week, I sent out two different booklets. If you are Booklet 1 (The Elves and the Shoe maker) please complete the pages below. If you have Booklet 2 (The Truth about Trolls) please complete the pages below.

Let me know if you have any problems accessing the booklets. These booklets can be completed independently or with an adult. 

You do not need to print these out, all the work can be completed in the homeworking books. If you would like the booklet to be printed out, and you do not have access to a printer, please let me know, and I can print it for you. 

 

Week 1-

Booklet 1 (The Elves and the Shoe maker): Pages 9-14

Booklet 2 (The Truth about Trolls): Pages 8-13

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Silent letters 

island

knowledge

know

dumb

receipt

February

library

whether

guard

muscle

 

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

Reading: Varjak Paw

We are now starting a new book Varjak Paw by SF Said. The online pdf version is not available, though there is an audiobook version. Please listen to the chapters for each week, and then answer the questions. Please make sure that your child is reading other books to practice their reading. 

  1. Chapters 6-9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFF5m7gTV_w&list=PL3kA-gpaSB2bCI7wkcvsSCaiLQ6TCTCpP&index=2
  2. Choose 2 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

 

  • As you read, make a note of any words you do not understand. After you finish, look the words up and create your own glossary of words. 
  • Do you think that Varjak should have gone into the outside world? Why should Varjak have stayed in the garden? Why should Varjak have left the garden?
  • “Outside! For the first time since Jalal, a Paw stood on the edge of the world... Varjak could see for miles and miles...” Either write or draw what Varjak could see from the top of the wall. You can make it black and white, like the illustrator, by using dark pencil, black colouring pencil, charcoal or black felt tips.
  • Predict- What is he going to find in the city? What is going to happen? Do you think he will do what he set out to do?
  • After reading: Review. What do you think about the book so far? What do you like about it? What do you not like? Do you have any questions? Does it make you think of anything else?

 

  1. To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  1. There are free audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

 

Science: Rocks 

Investigate: What is a fossil? How are they made? Why are they important? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z2ym2p3

 

Geography: Our local area

  • Using only your memory, draw a map of where you live. Imagine yourself flying in the sky. What would you see? What shops are nearby? What does the street look like? Is there a park? Is it near school? 
  • Watch this video to see what a map should include. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8VOG8Cgag&safe=active
  • Make sure your map has a key, symbols and a compass rose. 
  • Go onto google maps and look at the area you live, see how accurate your map is. Add anything you have missed.  

 

All the work on this email can also be found on the school website Year 3 class page. Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

At present we have a reduced office staff due to illness. Staff are working from home to enable social distancing so we may not be able to reply as quickly as normal.

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

Week Beginning 1 June

Dear Year 3 Parents,

 

Welcome to Summer 2! We have reached the last half term of the year! I hope you had a lovely break over the bank holiday and half term. Thank you for all the hard work you are doing.

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

 

Maths: Angles

 

I have attached the White Rose worksheets as well as other worksheets. If you find these useful, please use them. For this week, if you would rather just do the activities (below) with your child, focusing more on investigating, please do. 

  1. Investigation: What is an Angle?
  • Watch the videos to answer the question: What is an angle?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zg68k7h

  • Children recognise angles as a measure of a turn. They practice making 1/2 , 1/4 , 3/4 and whole turns from different starting points in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions in practical contexts. Children understand that an angle is created when 2 straight lines meet at a point.
  • Play Simon says with turning different directions (1/2 , 1/4 , 3/4 and whole turns). Label 4 walls/points (for example: North, South, East, West).
  1. Investigation: What is a right angle?
  • Use the right angle monster (attached below) to explore what a right angle is. Cut out and colour your monster carefully, then go around your house and write a list of items that have write angles. 
  • Which shapes contain right angles? Can you think of a shape which doesn’t have any right angles? How many right angles does a __________ have? Can you draw a shape with _____ right angles? 
  1. Investigation: What are the different types of angles? 
  • What is an acute angle? (Give 3 examples of acute angles and ask them to identify what’s the same about them. Draw out that they are all smaller than a right-angle). What’s an obtuse angle? (Repeat activity by giving 3 examples of obtuse angles). Can you give me a time where the hands on the clock make an acute/obtuse angle? Can you see an acute/obtuse angle around the room? Can you draw me a shape that contains acute/obtuse angles?
  • Look at the stickman angle sheet. Label which angles are acute, obtuse and right. Use your right angle monster from yesterday to explore the difference between right, acute and obtuse angles. Then draw your own stick man with angles.
  • Explore your house, which objects have acute, right or obtuse angles. Make a list of what you can find.

 

Literacy: 

We will be following a talk for writing booklet. Every week I will be sending out different pages to complete. 

Let me know if you have any problems accessing the booklets. These booklets can be completed independently or with an adult. 

You do not need to print these out, all the work can be completed in the homeworking books. If you would like the booklet to be printed out, and you do not have access to a printer, please let me know, and I can print it for you. 

 

Week 1-

Booklet 1: Pages 4-8

Booklet 2: Pages 3-7

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Tricky vowels 

caught

thought

through

although

height

eighth

straight

enough

naughty

guide

 

 

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

 

Reading: Varjak Paw

We are now starting a new book Varjak Paw by SF Said. The online pdf version is not available, though there is an audiobook version. Please listen to the chapters for each week, and then answer the questions. Please make sure that your child is reading other books to practice their reading. 

  1. Chapters 1-5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFF5m7gTV_w&list=PL3kA-gpaSB2bCI7wkcvsSCaiLQ6TCTCpP&index=2
  2. Choose 2 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

Predict- What genre of book is this? Is it fiction or non fictions? Why? What will the book be about? Why do you think that?

During reading- Who is Jalal? What did he do?

Varjak’s family doesn’t believe Varjak when he tells them about the Gentleman and his cats. Describe a time when someone didn’t believe what you were telling them. How did it feel? What did you do?

How does the author make the two black cats seem mysterious and dangerous?

After reading- What do you think will happen next?

 

  1. To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  1. There are free audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

 

Science: Rocks 

What is a rock? What do you know already? What would you like to find out more about?

 

What are the different types? What are the different properties? How are they different?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/zsgkdmn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmIsBu3XOco

Watch the video- What did you learn about rocks? What did you find interesting? What would you like to learn more about?

See if you have any rocks in your house, for example- chalk, granite, pebbles, marble, soil. How are they different? How are they similar? How could your sort them?

 

Art: Mosaic watercolours/drawing. 

Using what we learned about angles in Maths, we will be use lines to create a pattern. As you create your masterpiece, think about the angles that you are using. This can either be done by using a ruler and pencil and colouring pencils, or watercolours and tape. 

Draw several straight lines, making sure they intersect to create angles/triangles, and create a pattern on a piece of paper. After you are happy with your pattern, colour in the different sections to create a mosaic effect. 

Or follow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-5tbpx_Lb0

Or use chalk and tape outside to create a pattern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGhgIysnrbg

 

 

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

Week beginning 18th May 

Hello Year 3!

 

We are now in the final week of the first summer term! Thank you for all the work you have been doing. I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

 

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

 

Maths: Time

 

  1. Telling the time to the nearest minute:
  • Children tell time to the nearest minute using an analogue clock. They use the terms ‘past’ and ‘to’. 
  • When telling time ‘to’ the next hour, children may need to count on to find how many minutes are left in the hour. 
  • Answer these questions: Which hand is the minute hand? Which hand is the hour hand? How many minutes is it past the hour? How many minutes is it to the next hour? When are the minutes to an hour and the minutes past an hour the same? 
  • Complete the White Rose worksheet attached below. (Do as much as you can, it is okay not to know everything!) Answers are also attached. 
  • If you want to, there are additional worksheets attached below.

 

  1. Using a.m. and p.m.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqkwmp3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaOc-4TA4lk

  • Children use ‘morning’, ‘afternoon’, ‘a.m.’ and ‘p.m.’ to describe the time of day. Children continue using analogue clocks and will be introduced to digital time for the first time.
  • Answer these questions: What time of the day does 8p.m. happen? Is 7:30 a.m. earlier or later than 6:45 p.m.? How do you know whether a time is in the morning or afternoon? What times could be a.m.? What times could be p.m.? What is the difference between analogue and digital? What would the time look like on an analogue clock? How can we change analogue to digital?
  • Write out a timetable for your day. Then add in the times and whether it is in the a.m. or p.m. 
  • Complete the White Rose worksheet attached below. (Do as much as you can, it is okay not to know everything!) Answers are also attached. If you want to, there are additional worksheets attached below. If you want to, there are additional worksheets attached below.

 

 

  1. Using a 24 Hour clock
  • Children are introduced to telling the time on a 24-hour digital clock for the first time.
  • Children spend time looking at analogue and digital clocks at various times throughout the day, in order to compare what is the same and what is different. Use the Reference mat attached below.
  • Answer these questions: Using the 12-hour clock, is the time an a.m. or a p.m. time? What will the number representing the hour be in 24-hour clock time? How do you know if it will be less than 12 or more than 12? What will the minutes be in 24-hour time? Where can you count from? When does the number of minutes become 0 again on a 24-hour clock display?
  • Complete the White Rose worksheet attached below. (Do as much as you can, it is okay not to know everything!) Answers are also attached. If you want to, there are additional worksheets attached below.
  • Matching game attached below (bingo)

 

 

 

Literacy: Setting descriptions (Charlotte’s Web)

 

  1. Writing a setting descriptions- Final Draft

Use your writing from last week. 

  • Read over your writing. Do your sentences make sense? Have you included everything you need to? Do you have all the punctuation you need? For example, commas before conjunctions, commas in noun phrases, full stops and capital letters. Are all your high frequency words spelt correctly? Are there any words you are not sure about, and need to check? Are there any words that you could make more effective? Change and add to your writing to make your setting description more effective.
  • When you are happy with your two paragraphs, use your neatest handwriting to write out your setting description. If you want, you can write it on the sheet with a farm border attached below. Also, if you would like to, re-draw your barn and colour it in as a cover page on your setting description. You could add a title for your writing as well. 
  • If you would like to, please send me a picture of your writing. I would love to see all your hard work! 
  1. Watch the film of Charlotte’s Webhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv7A4tg7G1k

Then write a few sentences comparing the film and the book. What is different between the two? Which one did you prefer? Why?

 

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

Choose some words from your writing that you found difficult, and test yourself on those.

 

 

Words ending in –ous continued

courage

courageous

outrageous

hideous

spontaneous

courteous

serious

obvious

curious

disastrous

 

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

Reading: Charlotte’s Web

  1. Read the rest of the book either independently, with an adult or with the audio book. 
  2. http://showpdf.rahnuma.org/children/Stories/Charlotte_s_Web_Complete.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWsZ3PV2v0&list=PLNWB9LCZQNVw-ATvXDiS4IGclU2mwfuSN).

  1. Choose at least 1 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

What is your favourite part of the story? Why? Who was your favourite character? Why? What is your least favourite part? 

Did it end how you expected? Why or why not? 

Do you have any questions about the book?

If you could change the ending, how would you change it?  

 

  1. To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  1. There are audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

Science: Plants

  1. What have you learned about plants? Why are they important? What have you enjoyed? What are the different parts of a plant? What does each part do? What are the different parts of a flower? 
  2. Think about the different types of plants you know. How are they similar? How are they different? Why do you think there are so many different types of plants? 
  3. Go for a walk outside and spend some time looking at different plants. What do you notice about them? 

Art: 

Choose a word that Charlotte used to describe Wilber. 

Then, make a web out of paper, following with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGdjY4z1Dow or draw a web, like you did two weeks ago. Then, either write or cut out the word that you chose and stick it on to the spider’s web. Please send me a picture of your web if you want, I would love to see it!

 

 

RE: Parables

 

Think about something that is most important to you. Draw a picture of it. What is important to you? Why is it important? 

Read the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Parable of the Pearl (Matthew 13:44-46). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzqK9AZw8Wg

Compare the two. 

What do you notice about the two stories? How are they similar? How are they different? What do you think Jesus meant? What do the stories show about the Kingdom of Heaven? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mOXhSh62s0

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

 

All the work on this email can also be found on the school website Year 3 class page. Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, or want to send me any work, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

At present we have a reduced office staff due to illness. Staff are working from home to enable social distancing so we may not be able to reply as quickly as normal.

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

Week Beginning 11 May

 

Hello lovely Year 3s!

 

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing, both parents and children! I have attached more worksheet this week. Please only use them if they are useful.

 

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

 

Maths: Time

White Rose maths is now charging for the online resources. I have uploaded some of the resources (worksheets), but we no long have access to the videos. I have attached some other activities and resources for each lesson. This also means that we can take the learning at a slightly slower pace if we need to. Let me know if there are any problems.

  1. Months and Years:

 

  • Children should spend time exploring a real calendar. (https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?country=9) They sort the months into groups, by the number of days in each month, for both a year and a leap year. Children can use the groups to compare - what is the same and what is different?
  • Answer these questions: When is your birthday? What other significant dates are there during the year? Are they the same every year? 
  • Fill in the blank: There are _______ days in a year. There are _______ months in a year. There are _______ days in a leap year. There are _______ days in a week. Leap years happen every _____ years.
  • Investigate: Which month changes when there is a leap year? Are there any other months that change length? Is this year a leap year? When will the next one be? When was the last one?
  • Matching game attached below. 
  • Complete the White Rose worksheet attached below. (Do as much as you can, it is okay not to know everything!) Answers are also attached.

 

  1. Hours in a day
  • Children recap the number of hours in a day and are introduced to language such as ‘noon’, ‘midday’, ‘midnight’. They do not need to know the difference between a.m. or p.m. at this point.
  • Answer these questions: What time does the day start? How many hours are there in a day? How many hours do you spend at school in a day? When does school start and finish? Why does a clock show 11 o’clock twice in a day? Does the weekend and the school week split a whole week in half?
  • Fill in the gaps in the sentence stems. There are _____ days in a whole week. There are _____ days in a school week. There are _____ hours in a day. There are _____ hours in a school day.
  • Complete the White Rose worksheet attached below. (Do as much as you can, it is okay not to know everything!) Answers are also attached.

 

  1. Telling time to 5 minutes (We will be telling the time to the nearest minute next week)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6RNkQ7lU8Y 
  • Children need to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. They focus on the language of “past” and “to”, and will recognise and use Roman numerals on a clock face. Attention should be drawn to the differences between the minute hand and the hour hand. This is especially important for times that are close to the next hour, for example, 5 minutes to 12
  • Answer these questions: Which of the hands is the minute hand and which is the hour hand? Is the minute hand past or to the hour? How many minutes past/to the hour is the minute hand? If the minute hand is pointing at the 6, how many minutes have passed in this hour? What do you notice about the clocks? Which Roman numeral represents the number ____? Do we ever say “45 minutes to” the hour?
  • Investigate: Spend time looking at a clock. Try telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Discuss whether the minute hand is past or to the hour in different times.

Complete the White Rose worksheet attached below. (Do as much as you can, it is okay not to know everything!) Answers are also attached. 

Literacy: Setting descriptions (Charlotte’s Web)

 

  1. Writing a setting descriptions- first draft. 

Using the list of prepositions and phrases you wrote last week, we are going to write the setting description for your barn!

The description will be split into two paragraphs, one for the outside of the barn and the other for the inside. Use your picture and your planning from last week to write at least two paragraphs about your barn. 

Outside paragraph: What do you see? (think about prepositions) How old is the barn? What do you feel? What do you smell? What do you hear? 

Inside paragraph: What do you see? (think about prepositions) What animals are there? What do you feel? What do you smell? What do you hear? 

Choose three words that you find tricky to spell and add them to your spellings for this week. 

  1. Edit your writing. Do your sentences make sense? Have you included everything you need to? Do you have all the punctuation you need? For example, commas before conjunctions, commas in noun phrases, full stops and capital letters. Are all your high frequency words spelt correctly? Are there any words you are not sure about, and need to check? Are there any words that you could make more effective? 

Next week we will be rewriting our descriptions for a final version. Make sure that you have read over your writing, and that you are happy with it. 

Optional activity: Choose on of the Charlotte’s Web writing activities attached below to do.

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Attached below is the first 100 high frequency words for handwriting practice. 

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

Words ending in -ous

poisonous

dangerous

famous

various

mountainous

tremendous

enormous

jealous

humorous

glamourous

 

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

Reading: Charlotte’s Web

  1. Read chapters 11-15 either independently, with an adult or with the audio book. 
  2. http://showpdf.rahnuma.org/children/Stories/Charlotte_s_Web_Complete.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWsZ3PV2v0&list=PLNWB9LCZQNVw-ATvXDiS4IGclU2mwfuSN).

  1. Choose at least 1 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

Before reading: Chapter 11 is called ‘The Miracle’, What happens? What is Charlotte’s plan? Does it work?

During reading: Why do you think that the Zuckerman’s change their mind about Wilbur? 

What words does Charlotte use to describe Wilbur? Do you think they are accurate? What words would you use to describe Wilbur?

Why is Fern’s mum worried about her? Do you think she should be worried about her? What does she do to try and help?

What is happening to Charlotte? Why doesn’t she want to go to the Fair?

After reading: What do you predict will happen at the Fair? Why do you think that?

Choose three words that you were unsure about to look up in a dictionary. Write down what they mean. 

  1. To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  1. There are free audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

Science: Plants

  1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqAvdm7g6p0

Investigate: Why was the girl right?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zx4ktv4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcSgaUBwIn4http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/play/\

  1. Answer these questions: What is a flower? What does it do? What are seeds? What do they do? What would happen if a plant did not produce flowers?
  2. Draw a picture and explain why the girl was right? 

 

 

Art: 

  1. Use a white crayon/other wax and watercolours to create a spider’s web. Follow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Etwopw1A5Y to help.

 

 

RE: Parables

  1. Read the parable of the mustard seed. Read from Luke 13:18-19 or Mark 4:30-32. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKH0-y7O_I

  1. Think about what we have been learning about plants. How does this show what the Kingdom of God? Why does Jesus say it is like a seed? What happens to a seed? What does that mean for the Kingdom of God?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY89DzlwbN4

 

 

I hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

Week beginning 4 May

 

Hello Year 3s,

 

I hope you are doing well and keeping safe. We are now in Week 3 of the first summer term! Thank you for all the hard work you are doing, both parents and children! 

We are continuing with our recommended schedule of: 

 

•      30 minutes Maths

•      30 minutes Writing

•      30 minutes Reading

•      30 minutes creative

•      30 minutes physical activity 

 

Here are the focus activities for the week: 

 

Maths: Money (one week only)

 

1.    Continue with White Rose. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

2.   Practical activity- create a shop and practicing money skills by buying and selling items. 

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3

3.   Continue with learning times tables, with a focus on the 8 times tables. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk

This could also be through Times Table Rock stars.

 

 

Literacy: Setting descriptions (Charlotte’s Web)

1.    Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS3qOr0zAJg&list=PL50143B8E5F232C70&index=3 to help you imagine a farm.

Draw a picture of your own barn, use https://coffmanbarns.com/design-your-barn-online/ to help design your own barn or make a model diorama using shoe-box (this will take more time, but is fun!). What is outside the barn? What is inside the barn? What animals are there? What colour is the barn? What does the barn smell like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? How old is it?  

2.   Write a list of prepositions that you can use in your writing. Split a piece of paper into two sections. One for outside the barn and one for inside the barn. Jot down some ideas of phrases and objects that you want to use next week in your writing. Think about what you can smell, feel, sounds, see. Use a thesaurus to help.

3.   Then, verbally, describe walking into your barn. What is outside? What is it like? What is inside? What is it like? 

 

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Attached below is the first 100 high frequency words for handwriting practice. 

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

television

decision

confusion

division

explosion

vision

invasion

extension

mansion

dimension

 

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list was attached last week.

 

Reading: Charlotte’s Web

1.    Read chapters 7-10 either independently, with an adult or with the audio book. 

2.   http://showpdf.rahnuma.org/children/Stories/Charlotte_s_Web_Complete.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWsZ3PV2v0&list=PLNWB9LCZQNVw-ATvXDiS4IGclU2mwfuSN).

3.   Choose at least 1 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

Before reading: Chapter 7 is called ‘Bad News’, what do you think will happen? Why?

During reading: Describe Charlotte? Who is she? What is she like? Use the text to support your answers.

Read through the conversation in chapter 9 (pages 59-62) with expression. Instead of ‘said’, what other words could be used to describe how they are talking?

After reading: 

Predict: What do you think Charlotte’s plan will be? How will she save Wilbur?

Research spider’s webs after reading the description at the beginning of chapter 8. Find at least on interesting fact about spiders webs.

 

4.   To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

5.   There are free audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

 

Science: Plants:

1.    Investigation: How does water get from the roots to the leaves?

Either try the experiment at home or watch the video.

For the experiment, you will need:

·White Carnation or Celery (x2)

·Glass

·Food colouring

·Water and a two glasses

Place the water in the two glasses. In one glass put a few drops of food colouring. Then put one celery stick/carnation in each glass. Leave for 24hrs and see what happens to each flower/celery stick.

First, predict what you think will happen. Why?

Watch these links to help you with the experiment. 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz7zmSIvrtA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIug9Foou3s

 

2.   Draw a diagram and write a sentence to explain what happened. Why did it happen?

3.   Go to the Now Press Play website and use the password ‘nowpressplay’. (http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/) Go to Year 3-6, Science, Plants. Adults- first please read the set up guide. After everything is set up, listen to the audio. When you have finished, take the quiz. If you want to, you can do the other activities, ie. The Haikus (http://nowpressplay.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plants-Adjective-Synonyms-and-Haikus.pdf).

 

Art: 

 

 Use a white pencil or crayon on a black piece of paper to draw a spider’s web, or use a white pencil/crayon on a piece on white paper, then use a black crayon/pencil to colour over the web. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjj-aqS-CbU

 

 

RE: Parables

 

1.    Read the parable of the Lost sheep, found in Luke 15. Remember the video from last week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX-aAg4_U2Q , and think about how this shows what the Kingdom of God is like? What does the shepherd do? Why is it important? How does this show what Jesus is like?

 

2.   Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUjpxwN4dfM to help imagine it.

  

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

Week beginning 27 April:

 

Hello lovely Year 3s! 

 

Here are your activities for this week:

 

Maths: Fractions

1. Continue with the White Rose maths. 

2. Try some of these activities to help you with fractions:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/z9n4k7h

 

  • Take a paper circle. Fold your circle to split it into 4 equal parts. Colour one part red and two parts blue. Use your model to complete the sentences.

______ quarter is red.

______ quarters are blue. ______ quarters are coloured in.

Show this as a number sentence. 4 + 4 = 4 

Try with different amounts.

Use the activities and games below to help with adding and subtracting fractions (some are attached below). 

https://nrich.maths.org/8957

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3/find-equivalent-fractions-using-area-models

 

Literacy: Setting descriptions (Charlotte’s Web)

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/41/64/46/4164462c252aca6e7bc338efd619d531.jpg

1. A model of a setting description can be found in Charlotte’s Web Chapter 3. 

Describe this setting using the objects, adjectives and prepositions that you wrote last week. For example: Directly underneath the rusty, rickety ladder, sat a faded, overworked tractor waiting for the next day of work.

Think about what is outside and inside the barn. 

2. Read over your sentences and think about the details you can add. What sounds, smells might be in the barn? What is outside? What can you hear? What is inside the barn? What can you smell?  Add these details and read over your writing to make sure it makes sense. 

3. Use a dictionary to make sure you have spelt things correctly. Ask an adult to read over your writing to make sure it makes sense.

 

Spellings and Handwriting:

Use https://spellingframe.co.uk for activities with the spelling words.

 

The spelling for this week are:

Words ending in -cian/ -sion/ -ssion   

musician

magician

electrician

tension

comprehension

expansion

expression

discussion

permission

confession

 

Or if you find spelling a bit tricky, work your way through these Common Exception words. Choose 10 a week that you find tricky and keep practicing them. The list is attached below.

 

 

Handwriting:

Use the sheet below to practice your letters. Make sure they are all formed correctly.

 

 

Reading: 

  1. Read chapters 3-6 either independently, with an adult or with the audio book. 
  2. Choose 3 of these questions to answer either in writing or orally with an adult:

Before reading:

Who do you think Charlotte is? What do you think she will be like?

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS3qOr0zAJg)

During reading:

After reading chapter 3: Did Wilber make the right decision to go back to the pigpen rather than running away?

After reading chapter 6: Read the description of summer on page 40-41, What feelings do you get from the description? Which words stick out at you? Why? 

After reading: What is your favourite part of the book so far?

Read over  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWsZ3PV2v0&list=PLNWB9LCZQNVw-ATvXDiS4IGclU2mwfuSN).

http://showpdf.rahnuma.org/children/Stories/Charlotte_s_Web_Complete.pdf

  1. To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the colour of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  1. There are free audio books that you can listen to for free! https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

 

Science: Plants

  1. What do plants need to grow?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcmtk2p

Investigate what a plant needs to grow. Make a Plant survival kit guide in your book, and write a list of what a plant needs to survive. 

  1. If you can, investigate using a plant. You might have on in your house. Think about where you could place the plant: cupboard, fridge, window sill etc. Predict what will happen to the plant. Wait a few days and see if you notice a difference. Has it helped the plant grow or not? Why or why not? 

 

Art: 

  1. Look up some pictures of spider’s webs. Observe what they look like. Are the lines straight or curved? Why do you think it is built this way? 
  2. Follow along with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjj-aqS-CbU to draw a spiders web using a pencil. Press harder to create darker lines and lighter to create lighter lines. 

 

RE: Parables 

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX-aAg4_U2Q

Then choose one of Jesus’ Parables and think about. 

How does this parable show what the Kingdom of God is like? How is it different from the world we live in?

Finally, draw a picture of what you think it means.

 

 

All the work on this email can also be found on the school website Year 3 class page. Please email ststephensyear3@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if you need any help, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

 

 

Hope you have a lovely week!

Miss Lennard

 

Summer Term

Week beginning 20 April:

 

Hello lovely Year 3s!

Welcome to the Summer term!

 

Here are the activities for this week: 

 

Maths: Fractions

  1. Continue with White rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  
  2. Watch these two videos about equivalent fractions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHHhd6HizI

  3. Try some of these games to help you with fractions: https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3 

  4. Continue to work on your 3 and 4 times tables. Begin to learn the 8 times tables using: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk

 

Literacy: Setting descriptions (Charlotte’s Web)

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/41/64/46/4164462c252aca6e7bc338efd619d531.jpg 

  1. What can you see in the picture? (List everything that you can see in the picture.) 
  2. How can we describe those objects? (Think of adjectives that describe each object. You can use a thesaurus to help.) 
  3. What prepositions could we use to explain where the objects are? Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd to learn about what a preposition is and make a list of prepositions for you to use next week. We will be writing sentences using these next week, so please keep them in a safe place.
  4. Create a blog (see Creating your own blog document) using j2bloggy and write a post 3 or 4 times a week. More details are in the document. 
  5. Continue to work on your spelling and handwriting (ideas on Everyday and Optional activities document)
  6. Spellings this week are words that end with ation/ -tion 

information

sensation

adoration

preparation

admiration

invention

action

position

hesitation

mention

 

Reading: Charlotte’s Web

  1. Before reading the book Charlottes Web, predict what this book might be about from looking at the cover and title.
  2. Read the first two chapters either independently or with an adult. 

http://showpdf.rahnuma.org/children/Stories/Charlotte_s_Web_Complete.pdf

 

To access the book that we read at school, use the link below. You can find your book band, by going to levels>book bands, and find the number of the book that you read. Please write them in your Reading Record, to keep track of what you have read, and write a comment about your reading. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

There are lots of incredible audio books that you can listen to for free on https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122356011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-2

 

Science: Plants

  1. Parts of a plant

Watch- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcjnp39

Then label the parts of a plant.

  2. During your walk outside, count how many different plant you see. 

 

Art: Spider webs

  1. Have a go at making a spider web with string.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReQ_fcAWh_0

 

Please email the school if you need any help.

At present we have a reduced office staff due to illness. Staff are working from home to enable social distancing so we may not be able to reply as quickly as normal.

 

Take care,

Miss Lennard

The following websites have activities and worksheets covering all areas of the curriculum.

 

Maths:https://whiterosemaths.com

 

BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

For maths, reading and writing. Choose your year group. Your child can make their own account without an email here

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk

 

Maths, reading, writing:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-3-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549912

 

Literacy

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/school-closure-lks2-share-a-story-the-wyrmstooth-crown-resource-pack-t-tp-2549375

 

Sentence level Work

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-4117-lks2-uplevelling-sentences-activity-sheets

 

Reading

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-3760-lks2-reading-comprehensions-bumper-resource-pack

 

Reading and topic: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

 

https://www.khanacademy.org

 

Geography: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Science: https://www.exploringnature.org

Year 3 curriculum 

 

We have lots of fun in Year 3.  Read on to find out what we do!

 

Autumn Term
We begin with the exciting topic 'The Land of the Pharaohs' where we learn about many aspects of the Egyptians. We also begin swimming lessons at Wavelengths Swimming Pool, Deptford.  

We then move onto investigating stories from different cultures and times in our topic 'Tell me a Story'.  

 

Spring Term
Our first topic this term is 'The Iron Man' where we read this fabulous book and use it as a great inspiration for sculpture and junk modelling.   We get the opportunity to make delicious sandwiches in our second topic 'Food, Glorious Food' as well as designing adverts to encourage people to purchase our sandwiches in our 'cafe'.

 

Summer Term
We start the Summer Term by reading 'Charlotte's Web' and focusing on character descriptions and settings.  This is also a great topic for art work.

In 'Mapping it Out', we look at the local community. This involves looking at the local environment and the history of the area.  We always look forward to our sports day at Ladywell Fields.

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