Year 3 Homework

16 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2011 by Mr Redfearn

This week’s homework is talk time and linked to your mini-topic – Electricity! We want to know how much you use it at home. Inside your homework book you will find a sheet (fittingly titled “Electricity”) where you are going to log which appliances you use over the weekend that requires electricity. In addition, you are going to log how much you use. We will discuss your findings in next week’s lessons.

It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 07 July 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is Creative Homework.   Please hand in on Wednesday 13 July.

I can show my learning journey.

This is the final homework of this academic year.  It’s an opportunity for your child to reflect on their learning over the year.   Their reflections could include:

  • what they have learned
  • when they learn best
  • how they learn something new
  • how they know they have learned something new
  • how they approach learning something

We look forward to sharing these learning journeys with the children.

Thank you for all your support with homework over the past year.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

01 July 2011

Posted on Saturday 02 July 2011 by Mr Wilks

The home work this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Wednesday 06 July.

I can write a poem.

Children can choose to write either a kenning poem, cinquain poem, or adverb poem about a subject of their choice.

We have been writing these types of poems this week in our literacy lessons this week.

Examples of each type of poem are listed below:

Kenning

Kenning poems describe something without giving their name away:

A buzzing beast

A stinging stinger

A buzzing insect

A bug eyed beast

A flappy winged

A colourful monster

A crawling feeder

A flower raider


Adverb

Sadly, the black line slowly winds

Sadly, the cold wind splits the pines

Sadly, the grave site dark and cold

Sadly, the truth – we all grow old.



Cinquain

A cinquain is a five line poem that has a specific number of syllables on each line. The first line has two syllables. The second has four. The third has six. The fourth has eight. The fifth has two.

Friendship
Understanding
Talking, caring, sharing
Taking and giving all at once
Best pals

24 June 2011

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Wednesday 29 June.

I know other words for said.

We are just about to start writing stories in literacy and will be writing speech between characters. Therefore, your child has been tasked with finding as many different words for ‘said’ as possible, for example, shouted, whispered, replied etc. They can use dictionaries, thesauruses, the internet or other sources to find the different words. How they choose to present the information is completely up to your child.

The person who can find the most words will win a prize!



17 June 2011

Posted on Friday 17 June 2011 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s homework is Talk Time (with some recording) and is due in by Wednesday 22 June.

I can discuss health issues at my school.

I have worked with members of our Health Group (made up of our School Councillors) to create the homework for this week – a health questionnaire.

As part of the next level of our Healthy Schools status we are working on a number of targets relating to obesity and emotional health.

Your views and responses to the health questionnaire will help us to be an even happier and healthier school.

Please discuss the issues raised in the questionnaire at home and record your views on the questionnaire provided.  Return your completed forms to your class teacher.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts.

10 June 2011

Posted on Friday 10 June 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 15 June.

If you had to move to a different country where would you  move to and why?

I will look forward to our discussion next week!

20 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is “Creative Homework”.  To introduce next week’s themed week, we’d like the children to think about the community that they belong to.

I know what a community is.

This could be shown in many different ways:

  • a poster
  • photos
  • a mind map
  • children showing different communities they belong to
  • a map showing different communities

All the children in school are thinking about this so it will be a great opportunity to discuss it as a family.  We look forward to seeing you all next week for different activities, especially next Friday afternoon from 2pm when we will be celebrating our community at Moortown Primary.

13 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2011 by Mr Roundtree

Around the country, it’s Walk to School week next week.  To promote the event, there are two activities for chidren throughout school to have a go at…

First, all children should complete the creative homework, due in on Wednesday 18 May 2011: I can persuade someone to walk to school.  Children could create a poster, write a newspaper article, write a poem, or an even more creative idea of their own!

Second, as a bit of fun, there’s an extra homework activity – and this one comes with a prize!  Watch the walking to school video – it’s been on the site for a few months now, but have you spotted Wally?!

Children have taken home a map to mark where Wally is.  Younger children have been given a map which shows the route the stars of the video take as they walk to school.  To make it more of a challenge, older children have no route shown on their map!  Along the way, you can just about spot where Wally is, but look closely as he might be around more than once…

This should be returned by Friday 20 May.  Correct entries will be put into the hat with winners selected at random.  Good luck!

06 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 05 May 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 11 May 2011.

My family

LInking with our SEAL theme of Relationships, this is your opportunity to tell me and our class all about your family.

Ideas for what you could tell us about are:

  • What  jobs do your parents or carers do?
  • Were you or any members of your family born in a different country?
  • Have you ever moved from a different part of the UK?
  • Do you have any photographs or objects that you want to show the class?
  • Can you teach us any words in a language that you or your family might use at home?
  • If you were going to move to a different country, where would you go and why?
  • Anything else that is interesting about your family!

I’ll look forward to finding out all about your families!