Year 3 Homework

05 May 2020

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Happy Tuesday!

Maths

Today, I’d like you to finish learning about fractions of objects with White Rose – Week 2, Lesson 4. Please get in touch if things are tricky and I’ll help!

Reading

Last week, I asked you to come up with your own fact finding questions based on a text about Paris. For today’s session, I’d like you to find the answers to everyone else’s questions! Thanks to everybody that sent them in.

  1. What is the population of Paris?
  2. Which river flows through the southeast and southwest of Paris?
  3. What is the name of Paris’ biggest museum?
  4. How many parks are the in Paris?
  5. How many dogs live in Paris?
  6. What disappeared in 2016?
  7. Name four artists that Paris has been home to.
  8. When did Paris’s only stop sign disappear?
  9. What year did Cafe Procope open?
  10. What does Paris mean?

Geography

Mapping the World

We’re going to use another BBC Bitesize lesson today.

Watch the video first, then read the text. (This recaps what Sue Venir has told us in the video.)

Now play the quiz. (You can use the text above to help you.)

Did you get all 5 questions correct?

If you didn’t, you can always have another go at the quiz. (Remember, you can find the answers in the text and the video!)

Spelling

Write at least 6 sentences using the words below. Underline the letters that are making the sh sound.

  1. position
  2. mention
  3. possession
  4. pressure
  5. special
  6. should
  7. delicious
  8. machine
  9. sure
  10. mission

Pirate ships, castles and secret messages

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi guys!

I wanted to share some ideas for optional extras that you might want to have a go at this week. I’ve already shared some of these with some of you, but it made me realise that we might all find them fun… They’re entirely optional. Sometimes parents and children might like some ideas!

Some more questions about your islands, just to get you thinking:
  • Where would you like to explore first on your map?
  • Where would be the most dangerous place to explore?
  • Which place would be the most surprising?
  • If you drew the map again, what would you change and what would you keep?
You don’t need to  tell me your answers unless you want to!

 

I love pirate things and who doesn’t like castles?

Lots of you have included one or both of these on the maps of your imagined islands (have a look at our class news page for a selection!). When I was about Y3 age, I loved cross section diagrams and cutaway.  I thought I’d share some ships and castles that I found online…

What would be inside the ship on your map? If you had a ship, what would you put in it? Where would you explore? If you like these types of drawings, I’ve just found a cool website of a children’s book illustrator that has different cross sections and cutaways on. Have a look and see what you think.
Maybe you could also think about what you might find if you explored a castle or other building on the island.
Here are some of castles that I found on Google:
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If you’ve drawn a treehouse, hut, temple or tower on yours, perhaps you could do something similar for that. You can get really creative about what you might find inside it. Make the place your own with…
  • special rooms
  • awesome gadgets
  • secret entrances and rooms
  • deadly traps
  • incredibly cool furniture and decorations
  • anything else that you’d love to have if you had your own hideout

Secret messages.

Another thing I loved doing when I was your age was sending secret messages in code or in invisible ink.  Maybe you’d like to give them a try? I used pigpen code when I was your age and have you seen invisible ink using lemon juice?  Perhaps you could send your friend a secret message?

 

04 May 2020

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Happy Star Wars Day, and May the forth be with you!

Spelling

Here’s your spelling learning for today.

Maths

Today, we’re going to have a go at Week 2, Lesson 3 from White Rose on fractions of objects.

Reading

This week, we’re going to learn about different explorers as we practise some reading skills. I’m also putting together some of your questions about Paris – thanks very much to anyone who’s sent theirs in.

The first explorer that you are going to find out is Robert Falcon Scott, who famously journeyed to the South Pole.

Watch the clip that explains all about Scott’s expedition. There is also a transcript of the video available on this link if there is a problem with playing the video clip.

Task: Write a summary of Scott’s expedition. Remember to only include the most important parts. Can you do it in just ten sentences? If you manage that, how would you summarise it in five sentences? Two? One? Six words?

Geography

Have a go at the Y3 lesson on BBC Bitesize: ‘Contours, keys and symbols’

04 May 2020

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Happy Star Wars Day, and May the forth be with you!

Spelling

Here’s your spelling learning for today.

Maths

Today, we’re going to have a go at Week 2, Lesson 3 from White Rose on fractions of objects.

Reading

This week, we’re going to learn about different explorers as we practise some reading skills. I’m also putting together some of your questions about Paris – thanks very much to anyone who’s sent theirs in.

The first explorer that you are going to find out is Robert Falcon Scott, who famously journeyed to the South Pole.

Watch the clip that explains all about Scott’s expedition. There is also a transcript of the video available on this link if there is a problem with playing the video clip.

Task: Write a summary of Scott’s expedition. Remember to only include the most important parts. Can you do it in just ten sentences? If you manage that, how would you summarise it in five sentences? Two? One? Six words?

Geography

Have a go at the Y3 lesson on BBC Bitesize: ‘Contours, keys and symbols’

01 May 2020

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hello!

Send me some pictures of your island maps! I can’t wait to see what you’ve created!

Maths

We’re going to do Lesson 2, Week 2 from White Rose today. It’s an important lesson about fractions of object. The American accent is a bit offputting but the explanation is really clear, so I like it.

Watch the video, please, and do the activity – remember the answers are available one the website too. No cheating though!

Reading

Today, I’d like you to read 01.05.20 which is all about Paris. Then, watch my video explaining today’s task. (For bonus points, why is there an apostrophe in the previous sentence?)

Science

I LOVE science. When I was at school it was my favourite subject because I enjoyed learning about the world around me. Today, I’d like you to have a go at this light home learning from BBC Bitesize.

 

 

30 April 2020

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi! I’m EXCITED about today’s learning, especially the English planning… I’m enjoying our Explorers topic and I hope you are too.

English

Today, we’re going to be really creative and plan the imagined islands that we started thinking about last week so that we can write about them soon. This is kind of an art lesson in a way, but it’s to help you think of ideas for writing. I really enjoyed creating my own island and I hope you do do!

Watch the video and create your own island!

There are lots of things you could put on your island:

  • rivers, lakes, ponds
  • cliffs, beaches and rocks on the shore
  • woods, forests, trees
  • hills, mountains, volcanoes, canyons and caves
  • treehouses, huts, castles, towers and palaces
  • other cool stuff!

Get as creative as you can and send me what you come up with! THIS IS EXCITING!

Some top tips:

  • Draw really lightly to start with so that it’s easy to rub out. You can always go back over the lines more firmly when you’re happy with them.
  • Make your island fill most of your page, leaving a little space around the outside for the ocean.
  • Don’t draw things on your island that are too big or tiny – you want to fill it with 6 to 10 things, not 2 or 5000!
  • You could make your first go just a practice – you might want to try a few versions with different shapes or things on them before you do a final version that is just right. Sometime getting things wrogn helps you realise how to get it right next time!

Maths

I hope the lesson on right angles went well – here are the answers.

Today, I’d like us to return to the White Rose home learning. Please do Lesson 1, Week 2, making sure that we select the right lesson.

Reading/Geography

Watch my video, the atlas page and answer the questions below.

Let’s see if you can use the contents page to know where to find information.

  1. What page should I look at to find Wales? (not ‘whales’ – they’re the creatures that swim in the sea!)
  2. What continent would I learn about on page 36?
  3. Where would you find more about the Arctic Ocean?

And my final question… What is an index page for? (p46-48 on here) If you have a book with one in, have a go at using it.

If you have an atlas, spend some time exploring it. If you don’t, then spend some time on Google Earth or Google Maps. Try to find somewhere…

  • high
  • low
  • cold
  • hold
  • temperate (not too hot and not too cold)

29 April 2020

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hello kiddywinkles and tired parents! Happy Wednesday!

Reading

Please read this text, watch the video and do the task I’ve explained on it.

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday.

Continuing from our learning about turns, today we’re going to  learn about right angles.

Watch the video and answer these questions.

Geography

I hope you’re enjoying learning about the UK! Today, we’re going to learn about counties in England at the same time as thinking about directions, using the eight points of the compass.

28 April 2020

Posted on Monday 27 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone!

Reading

Yesterday’s answers:

  1. John F Kennedy
  2. Apollo 11 = rocket, Columbia = command module, Eagle = lunar module
  3. Buzz Aldrin
  4. Took samples of lunar rock and dust, made notes and took photographs
  5. a telescopic arm
  6. 500 million people

Today, I’d like you to read this page and watch my short video, which includes the task.

Maths

We’re going to mix it up today, as promised, and do some new learning about angles instead of continuing with fractions. See how you get on!

Watch my video and answer the questions.

Geography

Learn the tallest mountains in the UK.

Writing ideas

Posted on Monday 27 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

We’re reducing the number of writing tasks children are being given to do because it can be quite tricky at home to support children with this,  but some children might like to write and not have ideas. If children want to write, we definitely don’t want to stop them! Some parents have asked for support with this so I’ve written a document to help:

Things to write about

On it, there are five ideas to things to write, including a story which has several videos to help explain it.

There is no expectation that children complete any of these – it’s just for ideas if people want them!

I’d love to read what you’ve written – please email me any you make.

 

Take care,

Mr Owen

27 April 2020

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Mr Owen

I hope you’re all well. Thanks to everyone that’s sending me things and for messages of support.

Your home learning for today:

Reading

I’ve recorded a little explanation for you here. Please read the text and answer the fact finding questions.

  1. Who was the President of the USA when people first landed on the moon?
  • Margret Thatcher
  • Donald Trump
  • John F Kennedy
  • Boris Johnson
  1. Match the name to the type of space technology by putting A, B, C in the right boxes.

A = lunar module

B = rocket

C = command module

Apollo 11
Columbia
Eagle

3. Who was the second person to go onto the moon?

4. What three things did the astronauts do on the moon?

a)

b)

c)

5. What did astronauts use to help the American flag fly without wind?

6. How many people viewed the moon landing?

Maths

Please bear in mind that the lessons I’m posting links to are sequential, so they’ll only make sense if they’re done in the right order. If you’ve missed one, instead of doing today’s learning, go back and do the one after what you’ve already done.

Today’s lesson is Lesson 5, Week 1 from White Rose – as ever, make sure you’re find the right lesson! Tomorrow we’ll do something different to change things up a bit.

Geography

Today, in our geography learning, I’d like you to learn some of the UK’s major rivers and the seas that surround us.