Year 3 Homework

Super Science Day Talk Time

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013 by Mr Roundtree

We don’t normally set specific homework tasks in the holidays, but we encourage you to spend some time discussing the nine science activities your child will have taken part in, especially considering what they have learnt. The learning objectives were:

  • I know that dyes are made up of other colours
  • I know why objects float
  • I can create a gas with a solid and a liquid
  • I know that static electricity creates a charge
  • I know about irreversible changes
  • I know the effects of a chemical reaction
  • I know what exercise does to my body
  • I am aware of acids and alkalis
  • I know what happens when you mix water with oil

Check out the pictures from the day to help jog your child’s memory of each activity… Can they match the learning objective to the photo?

 

22 March 2013

Posted on Saturday 23 March 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 27 March.

I can show what I have learnt about division.

Your child has a sheet stuck into their book which has some division problems which they have to solve.

 

22 March 2013

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2013 by Miss Hewson

Super Science  Day is postponed due to snow.  The homework below relates to this themed day.  We will have Super Science Day next Tuesday, 26 March.  The homework below will happen after the Easter holidays – it would be a good idea to have some talk time at home about Super Science after Tuesday’s themed day.

This week’s homework is both talk time and creative. It is due in on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

Today, everyone took part in a Super Science themed day in which they completed nine science activities. The learning objectives were:

  • I know that dyes are made up of other colours
  • I know why objects float
  • I can create a gas with a solid and a liquid
  • I know that static electricity creates a charge
  • I know about irreversible changes
  • I know the effects of a chemical reaction
  • I know what exercise does to my body
  • I am aware of acids and alkalis
  • I know what happens when you mix water with oil

In talk-time, we’d like the children to talk about what they have learnt and then, in creative homework, sum up their learning.  (Creative homework can be completed on the next page in the homework book so that a full page can be used.)

15 March 2013

Posted on Friday 15 March 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week’s homework is a talk time homework and is due in on Wednesday 20 March.

Is space exploration a waste of money?

This is a moral homework and we want the children to be able to discuss, as a class, their views on the subject.

When we discuss the homework next week, we will also be encouraging the children to use different types of connectives when they make their points. See the below table.  Most have commas afterwards – this is a helpful way to show any sort of ‘add-in’.  You could encourage your child to speak using a slight pause where the comma might be – this can make any speaking more powerful.

time

adding

(see also some time links)

problem

(or ‘opposing’)

reason +
result

explaining

Firstly,
/ First of all, / Secondly,Next,

After
that,

Finally,

Meanwhile,

Then,
/ Just then,

Suddenly,

Later,

 

Also,In
addition, / Additionally,

Furthermore,

Moreover,

As
well as this,

Besides,

Another
point is …

Not
only that,

To
make matters worse,

However*,In
spite of this,

On
the other hand,

Yet,

Nevertheless,

Contrary
to this,

In
contrast,

Despite
this,

Despite
followed by thing: Despite the fact that…,
Despite feeling tired,

As
a result,Consequently,

As
a consequence,

Therefore,

Due
to this,

Because
of this,

This
results in…

The
reason for this is…

For
example,In
other words,

That
is to say,

By
this, I mean…

The
explanation for this is…

08 March 2013

Posted on Thursday 07 March 2013 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Creative and is due in Wednesday 13 March.

I can create a recount of my weekend.

As most of you will be aware, we’re writing recounts at the moment. We want you to keep a log of your weekend and present it to us anyway you like. It’s completely up to you! If you’re struggling for ideas, why not try creating:

  • a written diary of the most exciting things that happened during your weekend
  • a photo diary with captions
  • a video diary
  • a podcast of the highlights of your weekend

01 March 2013

Posted on Thursday 28 February 2013 by Mrs Taylor

Next Thursday 07 March is our annual school council election. This week’s homework, linked to the elections, is talk time.  It’s due in on Wednesday 06 March 2013.  Your child has a choice:

Either:

If your child would like to be a candidate for their class, their homework is to prepare a speech to present to their class.  This should include the following:

  • Why they think they can represent their class well.
  • What qualities they have to make a good school councillor.
  • What suggestions they have for the new school council to consider.  Think of realistic ideas.

Some websites to help with this homework include http://involver.org.uk and http://www.pupilvoicewales.org.uk

Or:

If your child does not want to be a candidate in the elections, their homework is to discuss:

I understand the importance of voting.

This week, in class and assemblies, children have been learning about voting, school councils and why their vote, in the elections next week, really does count.

 

It’s the Spring half-term holiday next week…

Posted on Thursday 14 February 2013 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term holidays next week, so there are no specific homework tasks, times tables or spellings next week.

Of course, regular practice and learning can still happen: reading each day, swimming, tables practice, trips to the library, walks around Roundhay Park… A personal recommendation from me: take a visit to Leeds Art Gallery -the Liberty and Anarchy exhibition is great!

All will help your child have a happy and healthy holiday!

 

08 February 2013

Posted on Sunday 10 February 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is practise makes perfect.

The children have all got a photocopy of a script in their homework books. They need to practise this so that when we go to Allerton Grange on Monday, they are ready to perform their part of the script.

01 February 2013

Posted on Friday 01 February 2013 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Talk Time and is due in Wednesday 06 February.

I can talk about when I think time began.

Before we started our new Big Topic (Blast Off!), the children came up with some questions that they wanted to find the answer to by the end of the topic. A large proportion of the class wanted to know the answer to the following question:

“When did time begin?”

I’m sure you’ll all agree this is a fascinating question as well as being one that I would struggle to answer! Therefore, we’ve decided that this is a great opportunity for your child to share their beliefs, ideas and/or theories on when and how time began. Make sure your child has some points ready to bring to our discussion next week.

 

25 January 2013

Posted on Friday 25 January 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 30 January.

I know the different parts of a sentence.

The children have a sheet stuck in their homework books. They need to read the sentences and identify the different types of words in the sentences.

They might need to spot all the nouns and verbs or some children might also have to identify the adjectives and adverbs as well. Underline/highlight each type of word with a different colour.

  • Noun: a thing, object, person or place.
  • Verb: an action or a ‘doing word’.
  • Adjective: is a ‘describing word’. It describes the noun.
  • Adverb: describes how something is done. It describes the verb.