Year 3 Homework

16 March 2018

Posted on Thursday 15 March 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is in preparation for next week’s Living and Learning theme (I know the difference between being proud and showing off).

What makes you proud?

Have a chat about anything and everything that makes you beam with pride. Perhaps it’s achievements or accomplishments, friends or family – whatever it is, be ready to explain and discuss in class on Thursday 22 March.

09 March 2018

Posted on Friday 09 March 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect, consolidating learning we’ve been doing in Maths on perimeter. The children have a worksheet which requires them to find the perimeter of 2D shapes and explaining their reasoning.

This homework is due on Thursday 15 March when we will go through the answers together.

02 March 2018

Posted on Friday 02 March 2018 by Mr Owen

This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 08 March:

I can show what I love about reading.

We wanted this homework to link to World Book Day, which unfortunately didn’t go quite as planned because of the snow yesterday. We still think it’s important as we still love reading!

Children should express their love of reading in imaginative ways. It doesn’t just have to be story books – we want children to enjoy a range of reading from newspapers and poetry to fact books and graphic novels. Some ideas include:

  • an interview with your favourite author
  • a character biography or fact file
  • tables and graphs to show the results of a reading survey that you’ve done of friends and family
  • book cover art, including a blurb
  • a book review or recommendation
  • write a page of a sequel to your favourite book
  • amazing facts that you’ve learnt while reading
  • a drawing with labels of an incredible setting in your favourite text
  • a labelled photo of you dressing up as your favourite villain from something you’ve read

We look forward to seeing what children come up with!

23 February 2018

Posted on Thursday 22 February 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 01 March.

Should zoos be banned?

Have a discussion about whether or not animals should be kept in zoos or whether or not we should close them down. Whichever side of the debate you fall on, come up with arguments for both sides and be ready to discuss them in class.

26 January 2018

Posted on Friday 26 January 2018 by Miss Wilson

The homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 01 February.

I can show my understanding of money.

In maths, this week, we’ve added and subtracted money and practised giving change. Some ideas for how to show this understanding creatively are:

  • make a quiz
  • make a shop or shopping list
  • make a song or rhyme
  • make a board game
  • make coins

19 January 2018

Posted on Friday 19 January 2018 by Miss Wilson

The homework this week is Talk Time and will be discussed in class on Thursday 25 January.

What is a safe risk? 

This is in preparation for next week’s Living and Learning theme: I am aware of risks. Being aware of risks and being able to assess the degree of risk is a crucial skill for living independently and safely.

12 January 2018

Posted on Friday 12 January 2018 by Miss Wilson

The homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 18 January.

I can show my understanding of division.

In maths, this week, we’ve used a range of strategies to help us divide: base ten, number lines and the ‘bus stop’ method. Some ideas for how to show this understanding creatively are:

  • make a game of snap
  • show grouping and sharing of objects
  • make a quiz
  • make a song or rhyme

05 January 2018

Posted on Friday 05 January 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 11 January:

I can describe my ideal imaginary friend.

Your task is to write a description of your dream imaginary friend, inspired by our current class picture book, Imaginary Fred. Our ideas in class were to describe:

  • their personality
  • their appearance
  • their hobbies
  • how they act
  • what they might wear

You could make your description interesting by using:

  • varied punctuation
  • exciting vocabulary
  • conjunctions
  • different sentence openers
  • varied sentence lengths

If you need any help, come in and see us before the due date!

08 December 2017

Posted on Thursday 07 December 2017 by Mrs Taylor

The homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 14 December.

The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or spiritual perspective.

I can show what I know and think about something cultural.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.

We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), a letter (eg to or from a character, or perhaps even the author) – anything which might include your child’s responses!

However, your child might prefer to do the following:

I can show what I know about a festival.

Over the course of this term, some children in school will have celebrated a religious festival of some sort.  This might have been

  • the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
  • the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
  • the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
  • the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
  • and the Chinese New Year festival which next year will be in February

There are lots of other festivals and celebrations which you and your child together might want to reflect on.  You can research more festivals.

We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script).  Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.

01 December 2017

Posted on Friday 01 December 2017 by Miss Wilson

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 07 December:

I can show my understanding of instructions.

Your task is to write a set of instructions for a recipe, just like we’ve done in class. You need to include:

  • a catchy title
  • an introduction
  • a list of what’s needed
  • a method
  • a top tip

If you need any help, come in and see us before the due date!

We’re practising all the times tables we’ve covered so far this year:  3, 4 and 8 times tables.  Make sure to reiterate division facts, too.

For example, if we know 5 x 8 = 40, we should know 8 x 5 = 40, 40 ÷ 5 = 8 and 40 ÷ 8 = 5.