Year 3 Homework

04 November 2011

Posted on Thursday 03 November 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 09 November.

I can multiply.

The children have a sheet stuck into their homework books which they must complete and hand in.

It’s the holiday…

Posted on Sunday 23 October 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework or spellings.

However, there are lots of ways you can support you child’s learning, first and foremost by visiting our Help Your Child section.

There are lots of things to do in or near Leeds, from geo-caching on Monday to a spooky Halloween walk on Sunday.  Here are a few other ideas to fill the October half-term holiday with activities…

  • take your child for an autumnal walk in Roundhay Park to collect chestnuts for a game of conkers or autumn leaves for an autumn collage;
  • on a cold, autumn day, stay indoors and 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?);
  • take a trip to Leeds Art Gallery – the Damien Hirst exhibition should prove a great opportunity for lots of discussion, description and possibly disagreement!
  • and, as always, enjoy some relaxing reading (why not read some Tintin stories from a local library in preparation for the forthcoming film?)

School re-opens on Tuesday 01 November 2011 (following a training day on Monday 31 October 2011).

14 October 2011

Posted on Friday 14 October 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homwork this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 19 October.

I can find 2D shapes all around me.

Ideas could be:

  • trace a picture and colour in the shapes you recognise
  • take some photos of buildings or objects and identify the shapes
  • draw a picture using only shapes you know and label them
  • identify some right angles in shapes you find

I look forward to seeing your creations on Wednesday!



07 October 2011

Posted on Friday 07 October 2011 by

The homework this week is creative and is due in Wednesday 12 October.

I can design my ideal house.

It is completely up to your child what house they want to design. Here are some ideas:

  • an underwater house that requires special oxygenated zones
  • a house on a mountain that needs specialist infrastructure to keep it stable
  • a mobile house
  • a house from the future


30 September 2011

Posted on Friday 30 September 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 05 October.

I can design a road safety banner.

Children should create their banners on the sheet attached to their homework books. The banners are then being sent off for a competition. If one of our banners is chosen as the winner, we’ll win some prizes for the school!

Suggested slogans for the banners are:

  • Please Drive Safely
  • 20 is Plenty
  • Kids Say Slow Down

I will look forward to seeing your creations next week. Have fun!


23 September 2011

Posted on Saturday 24 September 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 28 September.

I know how to stay safe around electricity.

As we have been learning about electricty for the previous two weeks, I thought it would be a good idea for the children to creatively show what they have learnt about staying safe.

Here are some ideas that we came up with as a class when we talked about the homework:

  • A poster highlighting the dangers of electricity.
  • A series of pictures or photographs showing potential hazards.
  • Instructions about how to use electrical items safely.
  • A song or poem about electricity.
  • A letter advising someone how to use electricity safely.

I will eagerly look forward to seeing your creations on Wednesday.


16 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2011 by

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