Year 3 Homework

25 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, Year Three! Spring is officially here. Make sure you’re going outside once a day for fresh air and to see all the beautiful flowers that are now blooming. I’ve been doing some mindful colouring each day to relax and rewind. Have a go yourself and why not listen to the composer Ludovico Einaudi while colouring. Here’s a link to the song we listened to in class: ‘ Golden Butterflies’.

Reading

Today’s learning

We’re carrying on with The Famous Five today.

Writers choose the words they use very carefully. Below, is a small bit of text from our class novel with underlined words. Your job is to use your own vocabulary, online or book thesaurus’ to replace these words. Make sure the words have the same meaning and for sense. Be sure to practise your handwriting as you write it out! Neatly join, clear tall (ascenders) and small (descenders) letters. I’m sure you’ll all remember your Must Dos, too!

Spellings

Practise your spellings today by using the ‘spelling flowers’ method.

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Revisit

Mark your first 12 questions with a calculator. Tell and adult how you did!

Then, mark the challenges:

Today’s learning is column multiplication. Warm up by playing hit the button – click here. Choose ‘times tables’.

Now practise these questions in the column method:

Need a challenge?

Times tables

Are x2s, x5s and x10s this week, remember! Use the Moortown printable tests to see how you’re doing so far. Click here. Or, get someone at home to test you.

History

In history lessons this half-term, we have answered all of the following questions.

  1. When did the Romans successfully invade Britain?
  2. Who was the emperor during the first successful invasion?
  3. Why did the Romans invade Britain?
  4. Was Boudicca a Roman or a Celt?
  5. What was the name of Boudicca’s tribe?
  6. How did Boudicca die?

First of all, I’d like your child to answer the questions. If there are any questions they don’t remember the answer to, they can use the internet to find them. A couple of links below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html

Next, they should show off some of the knowledge they’ve learnt in the topic in a poster. This could be some of the answers to the questions above or other things they’ve learnt. Email some pictures of the posters you create and I’ll post them on Class News! Can’t wait to see what you create!

24 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, Year Three! I hope you’ve put your lunch order in with your adult at home and had your milk and water! I’ve been thinking about you all lots and missing you, too! Hopefully you had a go at the home learning from yesterday. Please remember – if you find a task too challenging, I’m here to help. My email address and the instructions for emailing are on a post on the same ‘homework’ tab that home learning is found on. Make sure you give it a good go first though!

Each day, our home learning post may include a ‘revisit’ where I share answers for previous posts in purple. Learning from our own answers (and mistakes) is crucial to the learning process. Be sure to pick any colour pen as your purple pen and mark your answers. The current day’s learning will then follow on underneath.

Reading

Review

Morning Year 3! How do your Famous Five story maps look?. Did you get all of these important parts of the story so far? Check you did, against my list of key events in the story, below:

  1. 4 children (Anne, Julian and Dick) go on holiday to Kirrin Bay to visit family.
  2. Their aunt Fanny, uncle Richard and cousin George live there.
  3. They meet their cousin George who is a confident, outgoing tomboy.
  4. The children hire a boat and go to George’s Island even though there’s a storm.
  5. They get stuck on the island during the storm which exposes the shipwreck.
  6. They explore the shipwreck and bring back an old tin box.
  7. They try really hard to open the tin. When it’s finally open they find a map leading to ingots (gold).
  8. The 5 take a tracing and put the box back (uncle Richard confiscated it)
  9. Uncle Richard sold the box to a man from London and they want to buy Kirrin Island.

Today’s learning

Today’s learning carries on with The Famous Five.

We’ve read up to the part where the Famous Five have found the map to the gold on George’s Island and they have made a tracing of it. We also know that some men from London want to buy Kirrin Island and they’ve most likely found the real map.

  1. Draw the Five children around the table as they find out about the men from London buying the old tin which contains the real map.
  2. Add a thought bubble to George, Anne and Uncle Quentin

Your thought bubble should be in the 1st person (I think… I feel….). You should extend your thought bubble with a conjunction explaining why the character is feeling/thinking this way (as/because/so).

Here’s a clipping of the book when they’re sat around the table.

Want a challenge?

Draw your own map of Kirrin Island, leading the way to the buried treasure. Or, draw a map to treasure inside your home, or out in the garden, and see if someone else can follow it to find your hidden treasure.

Spellings

Practise your spellings today by using the ‘rainbow write’ method.

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Review

Check your answers from yesterday, below:

Today’s learning

Today you’re going to practise column subtraction. Make sure to subtract and not add!

Warm up by doing some mental maths – click here and choose numbers to 100.

1. 451 – 218 = 2. 840 – 525 = 3. 472 – 238 = 4. 481 – 323 =
5. 690 – 526 = 6. 726 – 419 = 7. 427 – 233 = 8. 519 – 480 =
9. 363 – 136 = 10. 627 – 258 = 11. 622 – 394 = 12. 951 – 652 =

Need a challenge?

Writing

Question time….

Use your imagination and creativity to answer the following questions. Remember to use conjunctions (eg and, but, so, because, when, even though, if, as, although) to add extra information to your answers.

  1. How has the helicopter crashed?
  2. What do you think he should try to do next?
  3. Who might be able to help in this situation?
  4. What do you think you would do if you were in a similar situation?
  5. Why do you think he is afraid?
  6. What might he be afraid of?

 

23 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Reading

Hi Year 3 and 4! Today’s reading activity is to story map The Famous Five: Five on Treasure Island.

  1. First, you need to pick out the main parts – this is summarising the text.
  2. Then, in your home learning book, start by drawing the main characters.
  3. Use arrows or number your story map. Remember to only include the main, important parts.

Have a look at this story map which sequences Hansel and Gretel, below.

Still need help?

That’s OK! Here are the beginning main parts of the story for you to sequence. See if you can carry it on yourself.

  1. 4 children (Anne, Julian and Dick) go on holiday to Kirrin Bay to visit family.
  2. Their aunt Fanny, uncle Richard and cousin George live there.
  3. They meet their cousin George who is a confident, outgoing tomboy.
  4. The children hire a boat and go to George’s Island…

Want a challenge?

Story map your favourite book or film.

Spellings

Spellings this week recaps the list of suffixes you learnt in Year Two, and in class this year.

They are: –ed, -ing, -er, -est, -ly, -ful, -less, -ness.

Create your own list for words that work for each suffix.

Then, practise your handwriting while learning how to spell these words:

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Today, you’re going to work on column addition. Remember to mark any exchanges you make and write the operation on your question. But first, click here for a mental maths game to warm you up.

Need a challenge?

Time stables

Times tables this week is to recap your x2s, x5s and x10s. I’ll be testing you on Friday so do a little practise, every day.

Science

Challenge 1:

Find three other examples of solids, liquids and gases. Challenge yourself to think of some which nobody else will think of!

Challenge 2:

Explain how you would change the state of one or more of the words in the table.

Home learning Year Three

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

You can email your child’s teacher…
Email teachers if you’re unsure about some aspect of the home learning. The email addresses follow the same pattern in Key Stage 1 and 2:

[email protected]

In my case the email to use is:

[email protected]

I’ll aim to reply on the same day and no later than the following morning. To keep this manageable, please restrict emails to one per day, per child.

20 March 2020

Posted on Friday 20 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can pay and receive compliments to/from people outside of school.

This homework, which links to our recent living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to discuss the benefits of paying compliments to people. Here are some questions that might shape your discussion:

  • How does paying a compliment make you feel?
  • How does receiving a compliment make you feel?
  • Why is it important to be sensible when paying or receiving compliments?
  • Can you compliment people too much?
  • Is it ok to compliment a stranger? Is this safe?

Children should be ready to discuss what they’ve talked about at home by Thursday 26 March 2020. It would be even better if children were able to talk confidently about times when they have given, or received, a compliment.

13 March 2020

Posted on Friday 13 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Our homework this week is Creative: I can show my talents.

All of the children in our school are blessed with an array of talents. This week, our homework, which links to our living and learning statement (I can recognise my talents), gives our children the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents. Children should respond creatively and be ready to show off their talents to their peers as part of their homework review. They could do this in a range of ways:

create a short performance to show to the class
film themselves showing off their talent
make a collage of their many talents
produce a piece of art to show off their talents

There are, of course, many other ways that children could respond. Children should be ready to show off their talents by Thursday 19 March 2020.

28 February 2020

Posted on Friday 28 February 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, our homework is Creative and is helping us to celebrate World Book Day next week.

I can show what I love about reading.  

 

Children could come up with their own ideas for how to show this, or ideas might include:

  • create a labelled diagram of the perfect place to read in
  • write a book review
  • draw and label/describe a character from your favourite book
  • write a letter to an author telling them how much you loved reading their book
  • write a one minute speech on your favourite book, persuading others to read it – consider what the most exciting parts are, which characters you love or you love to hate, who might enjoy reading it next and why

Be as creative as you like.

This homework will be celebrated in our weekly homework review on World Book Day itself, 5 March 2020.

07 February 2020

Posted on Friday 07 February 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same creative homework, which is due in on Thursday 13 February 2020.

I can show different ways to stay safe, including online.

This week, linked to our Living & Learning, we have been thinking about how to make safe choices, including online. There are many ways, and many different situations, in which we need to keep safe: at home, at school, in our environment and online.

Children should think about the situations where they need to keep safe and who might help them to stay safe. This could be done in any creative way:

  • A story
  • A poem
  • Instructions
  • A comic strip
  • An advert
  • An interview
  • A game
  • Scenarios

…or any other creative ideas!

The homework will be reviewed as part of our weekly homework review.

31 January 2020

Posted on Friday 31 January 2020 by Miss Clifford

Homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect. This is due in on Thursday 06 February 2020. Please help your child to remember to bring their homework book in on Thursdays as this is the day we have our homework review where we share our homework with one another and celebrate their efforts, as a class.

We’ve recently finished a block of multiplication learning and all children can now use the column method to multiply with two exchanges. Your child has a sheet with questions and challenges to complete. They can choose to use the expanded or contracted method that we’ve practiced in class. Please encourage them to stick to the method that they’re already confident in rather than try something new at home.

If your child needs a challenge, please let me know as I have one available.

24 January 2020

Posted on Friday 24 January 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: What is a drug?

This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful, some are harmful, some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.

Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…

  • What is a good definition for a drug?
  • What is a drug? What is not a drug?
  • Are all drugs bad?
  • Why might some people need to take medicines?
  • Who can prescribe medicine?
  • Who should administer medicine?
  • What should you do if you find some medicine?
  • Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?

Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week. This homework should be completed by Thursday 30 January.