Year 3 Homework

13 May 2020

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Happy Wednesday!

Maths

I had some positive feedback on the Beat That! from yesterday. I hope you liked it too

Today, I’d like you to decide what you do…Either practice fractions of amounts, or if you’re up for a challenge answer these fractions problems. Some are fairly tricky, so if you get stuck and need a clue, watch my video.

If you finish these and want an extra, extra challenge give this a go!

Reading

Here are Tuesday 12th May – answers.

Watch me introduce and read today’s text: an extract from Peter Pan. There are three RIC questions about it at the bottom of Wednesday 13th May – task.

Geography

Learn about longitude and latitude on BBC Bitesize. I’m talking it through here.

Science

Here are your answers from yesterday.

12 May 2020

Posted on Monday 11 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget you can email me if you have any questions or queries: [email protected]

Some people have been asking for their Lexia logins. Don’t forget that they’re stuck into your home learning book that we have you in the last few days of school. If you don’t have the book , or you’ve lost yours, please let me know and I’ll send you yours!

Reading

Here are yesterday’s answers.

Today, I’d like you to watch the video of Peter Pan and answer the questions.

Maths

Answers from yesterday…

fractions of amounts 1:

  • 2/3 of 18km = 12km
  • 3/5 of 25 children = 15 children
  • 5/6 of £30 = £25
  • 40 = 2/3 of 60

fractions of amounts 2:

  • 3/5 of  30 = 18
  • 3/4 of  32 = 24
  • 5/6 of 30 = 25

fractions of amounts challenge answers are explained on this video.

Today, I’d like you to have a go at this Beat That! challenge. The idea is that you time yourself for just 90 seconds, and see how many you can answer in that time, then do it again on another day to see if you can beat your own score. It highlights the importance of knowing some number facts, rather than working them out. Take care – there are some additions and some multiplications!

If you haven’t had a go at any of yesterday’s maths, you could do those as well.

Science

Have a look at the BBC bitesize lesson on light. You can have a go at the activities if you’d like to then…

Remember what these words mean:

  • transparent – lets light through, so we can see through it
  • translucent – lets some light through, so we can slightly see through it
  • opaque – doesn’t let light through so we can’t see through it

Then complete this worksheet.

11 May 2020

Posted on Sunday 10 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend.

Your home learning today…

Spelling

Watch this week’s spelling video, then use our spelling guide to pick activities to practice your spellings for the rest of the week. It’s important that you learn how to use these words in sentences and not just spell them on their own.

Reading

This week, we’re going to concentrate on understanding clues in writing. Authors hint loads and for various reasons. Watch this video which explains inference in general, then watch me explain today’s task, then do it yourself. The sheet is here.

Maths

Lots of people have been finding some of our fractions learning tricky recently, so rather than go onto new learning, I’d like to spend some time making sure that we understand properly. I found it quite hard explaining things in a short amount of time, so please watch things again if you need to, and email me if you need any extra help!

You can choose from these three options today, making sure we choose the one that is going to help us most (so go for the one that you found trickiest previously!):

EDIT: If you’re trying the first activity, my first question for you to have a go at should be 2/3 of 18km (not 16). Sorry!

  • fractions of amounts 1- watch my first video and answer the questions at the end (easier)
  • fractions of amounts 2 – watch my next video and answer the questions at the end (harder)
  • fractions challenges– if you’ve felt confident with everything with done so far and want a challenge (hardest)

If you find 1 easy, try 2. If 2 is easy and you complete it, try 3, etc. You don’t need to do them all.

Art

I’ve had requests for me art, so today I’d like you to have a go at these different types of shading.

08 May 2020

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Good morning Y3. How did you get on with your vocabulary learning yesterday? I hope you found it interesting doing something a bit different. We’re going to do a few different things today too.

If there’s anything I can do to help with home learning, please let me know. My email address is [email protected]

Book club:

In class, we’d usually have a Love of Reading session each week where we read something that we love. Adults use the time to read with children.

Today, I’d like you to…

  • Get really comfy: wear some thick socks, a dressing gown or wooly jumper. Sit somewhere soft and relaxing.
  • Turn all electronic devices off: TVs, radios, computers, phones, tablets etc.
  • Spend some quality time reading with each other. Read aloud, take it in turns, put on voices for characters, re-read things to improve how you’re reading them.

Talk about what you’re reading. Which are the best bits? Why? Does it remind you of other things you’ve read or watched? Do you know anything about parts of it from other knowledge that you have? What do you think of the characters? What will happen next? Why do you think that?

Maths

Something a bit different! Have a go at White Rose Friday Maths Challenge! Try the Summer Term, Week 1 challenge please.

Art

Watch the videos and do the activities listed, all to do with sketching and shading.

VE Day

Today is VE Day, when we celebrate the end of World War 2, and remember all people did to help us.  I’ve not set home learning to do that links with this, but if you’d like to learn more about it, here are some resources:

07 May 2020

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi Y3!

Sorry again to any of you who have experienced problems with parts of the home learning posts from time to time, and thanks for your patience. I’m working to reduce my errors, but I appreciate that it might be frustrating at times. The feedback I’m getting is that the home learning is going pretty well, but if there are things I can help with, please just let me know.

Mr O

Reading

Answers from Tuesday (sorry for the delay):

  • What is the population of Paris? 2.2 million
  • Which river flows through the southeast and southwest of Paris? River Seine
  • What is the name of Paris’ biggest museum? Louvre
  • How many parks are the in Paris? 400
  • How many dogs live in Paris? 200,000
  • What disappeared in 2016? Paris’ only stop sign
  • Name four artists that Paris has been home to. Renoir, Picasso, Monet and Manet
  • When did Paris’s only stop sign disappear? 2016 (Whoops! This one was on twice!)
  • What year did Cafe Procope open? 1686
  • What does Paris mean? I think the answer the creator meant was “City of Light”

Answers from Wednesday:

  • How many teams were left by the time they got to the final camp? two
  • On which day did they reach the top of Mount Everest? 29th May
  • True or false? They only stayed at the top of Mount Everest for a short amount of time because the air was thick.

False. They only stayed a short amount of time because the air was thin, not thick.

  • Which interesting hobby did Hillary do in addition to climbing? Circle one.

bee keeping or skiing (both are correct)

Today, we don’t have a reading task, but instead have one for…

Vocabulary (which is obviously related to reading!)

We’re going to learn about some words that might be useful when reading or writing about explorers.

First, we’re going to list words that are to do with exploring. Some words are useful for very specific things, so words like crampon or telescope will only really be useful for talking about rock climbing or seeing a long way away, a long time ago. Other words can be useful when learning about other topics. For example, the word encounter (which means to come across or meet something for the first time) could be useful for talking about exploring, but might be useful in other situations too, like encountering a difficulty, or a new food on holiday.

Come up with at least ten words that would be useful when talking about exploring or explorers.

I’ve done a word study on one word: ascend.

Second, complete at least one word study (use the blank one on the second page of my example) for another adventurous word that would be useful when reading or writing about exploring.

Some ideas (but use your own from the list you’ve made if you can):

  • anxious
  • bold
  • encounter / encountered
  • hazard
  • observe
  • resourceful
  • voyage

Maths

Please complete White Rose’s Summer Term, Lesson 1, Week 1 which is your second lesson on equivalent fractions. Take care that you select the correct lesson.

Geography

Use an atlas or online map, such as Google Maps, to complete the two sheets:

Five oceans

Seven continents

Here are the answers:

Five oceans – ANSWERS

Seven continents – ANSWERS

 

06 May 2020

Posted on Tuesday 05 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Welcome to Wednesday, the hump of the week. We’ve got a fun day of home learning ahead of us!

Reading

We’re learning about another famous explorer today: Edmond Hillary.

Watch the video and then answer the questions below.

  • How many teams were left by the time they got to the final camp? Tick one.

three                             four                              two

  • On which day did they reach the top of Mount Everest?
  • True or false?

They only stayed at the top of Mount Everest for a short amount of time because the air was thick.

Look at the ‘Interesting Facts’ section.

  • Which interesting hobby did Hillary do in addition to climbing? Circle one.

bee keeping                        cooking                                    skiing

Extra activity: Create your own retrieval question about the Interesting Facts.

Maths

We’re going to begin learning about equivalent fractions today, using Week 2, Lesson 5 from White Rose.

Writing

Today, we’re going to write the beginning of a diary about our islands. Imagine you’ve just woken up on the shore of some mysterious land. You’ve already drawn and labelled the place where you wake, and you’ve also thought carefully about what might be on the island because you’ve created a map. Now, I’d like you to write a diary about exploring your island.

Use these ideas to help know what to write:

  • Where do you wake? What’s around you? (describe what you drew previously)
  • Find a map and decide to explore.
  • Journey to one of the places on your map. What’s there? What surprises you? What problem was there? How did you overcome it?
  • Journey to another location on your island. Something goes wrong on the way, but you manage to put it right.
  • When you get to the next location, explore it and find two unusual things. What are they? Are they helpful to your exploration?

Tomorrow, we’re going to imagine exploring inside one of the locations (eg castle, treehouse, cave, tower, hidden temple, ship etc) on your island and describe what it’s like.

Spelling

Pick one of our spelling strategies and practice the sh words that I  gave you yesterday.

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’