# Year 3 Homework

## 10 May 2013

Posted on Friday 10 May 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative and is due in Wednesday 15 May.

To complete the five-a-day challenge.

This week, your child has been set a challenge. Are they able to eat five portions of fruit or vegetables for five days? We want your child to keep a log of all the fruit and vegetables they eat on each day from Saturday until Wednesday. Your child should make a note of the fruit and veg they eat, in anyway they want. Here are some ideas:

• a daily diary of all the fruit and veg they’ve managed to consume
• a video diary of each day of the week
• a podcast detailing all the fruit and veg they’ve eaten
• a picture story of all your different portions of fruit and veg
• a chart or table which details what they’ve eaten

We’ll be sharing our successes next Wednesday and talking about how challenging it was to eat so healthily – or if it was just business as usual.

Finally, no cheating! Check the packaging to find out how much of a fruit or veg counts as a whole portion. One grape does not mean you’ve eaten one portion of fruit or veg, and lots of fruity snacks don’t have enough fruit in them to count as a portion.

Good luck!

## 03 May 2013

Posted on Friday 03 May 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 08 May.

I can rotate shapes using the correct mathematical vocabulary.

The children all have a sheet in their books which they need to rotate according to the instructions. The vocabulary they need to use and understand is in the following table.

 How the shape is being rotated. Quarter turn One right angle turn 90 degree turn Half turn Two right angle turns 180 degree turn Three quarter turn Three right angle turns 270 degree turn Full turn Four right angle turns 360 degree turn The direction it is being rotated. Clockwise Anti-clockwise

## 26 April 2013

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 01 May.

I can talk about a time when I have felt proud of myself or others.

This homework links in with our weekly SEAL statement and also the wider SEAL theme of ‘It’s good to be me’.

## 19 April 2013

Posted on Friday 19 April 2013 by

Homework this week is creative. It’s the second of three homework tasks this school year when we invite children to respond to something from a cultural or spiritual perspective (we’ve timed these so they fall close to religious festivals, from Eid to Easter).

I can respond to a programme or film I’ve seen.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent programme or film they’ve seen. We’re interested to hear your child’s opinions and any connections they might have made between the programme or film and their own life. This might include pictures, an interview (you could write a fictional script between an interviewer and a character), a letter (eg to or from a character) – anything which might include your child’s responses!

However, your child might prefer to do the following:

I can show what Passover or Easter means to me and my community.

Recently, some children will have celebrated the Christian festival of Easter or the Jewish festival of Passover. 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), or any other creative response.

## 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

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

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.