Year 3 Homework

31 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, everybody! Happy Tuesday. I hope you remembered your Love of Reading, guided reading books and your swimming kits! Here’s your home learning for today. Have fun!

Reading

Rewatch the short animation ‘The Catch’ (click here). Then, draw a feelings graph to show how the boy is feeling during key moments of the clip. An example of how to set out a feelings graph as shown, below.

The events go across the bottom of the graph. Suggested events to list are:

– Waiting with anticipation for the first catch,
– The distress caused by seeing the injured fox,
– Anger at the fox stealing the fish,
– Chasing the fox,
– Surprise and excitement at seeing the giant fish,
– Trying to catch it,
– The catch at the end.

Make sure to label the exact emotion to the event in the story.

Spellings

Practise your spellings today by using the ‘connect the dots’ method.

Maths

Today’s Maths continues with money and some more tricky problems. Make sure to ask an adult for help if you’re stuck.

Warm up by playing this game which helps you to practise giving change. Make sure it’s on pounds Stirling and 1 to 10 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Times Tables

Don’t forget to use the times tables resources on the Moortown website – link here.

History

We’ve learnt loads about the Roman invasion of Britain and the effect that this had on Britains living there at the time – specifically Boudicca and the Iceni.

What we haven’t talked about is when and why the Roman Empire ended. Read the text below to find out why they left:

In AD410, the Roman Emperor Honorius sent a goodbye letter to the people of Britain. He wrote, “fight bravely and defend your lives…you are on your own now”. The city of Rome was under attack and the empire was falling apart, so the Romans had to leave to take care of things back home.

After they left, the country fell into chaos. Native tribes and foreign invaders battled each other for power. Many of the Roman towns in Britain crumbled away as people went back to living in the countryside.

In this history lesson, I’d like you to answer the following question:

Were the Romans good for Britain?

I’d like you to make a list or table of pros and cons and debate these with someone at home. Here are some key points to get you started (you decide of they’re pros or cons):

  • It nice to invade. You wouldn’t like it if I invaded your home!
  • The Romans treated Britains badly. They took their land, made them pay taxes, whipped them and killed them if they stood up to them.
  • The Romans tried to change how we lived (houses, religion, language).
  • The Romans protected us from other invaders.
  • The invented lots of things that made our lives better: straight roads, central heating, sewage systems.
  • They introduced things which had a big impact on Britain: calendar, language, Christianity.

30 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 30 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, Year Three! How was your weekend? I spent mine in the garden getting lots of fresh air. It’s been great to see some of your home learning efforts at home. You’ve impressed me – well done!

Reading

Review

Check your comprehension answers from Friday against mine:

  1. (R) How does George react to the news?

She’s upset and angry because it says ‘It’s my castle!” she stormed to her mother’

  1. (R) How does Uncle Quentin react to George?

It says he was ‘surprised’ and ‘astonished’ at someone wanting to buy the Island for such a good price.

  1. (C) George didn’t use the best persuasive language to make Uncle Quentin change his mind! Present an argument to Uncle Quentin to persuade him to change his mind about selling the island. The challenge is: you can’t mention the map or the hidden ingots!

Write down a list of 4 reasons why the island shouldn’t be sold.  e.g. Because it might harm the rabbits living there.

A:

  1. Because they might not look after the Island and the shipwreck won’t be around to be explored anymore.
  2. Because people travelling to the island will cause traffic in Kirrin Bay.
  3. Because the island was promised to George by her mother.
  4. Because George hasn’t got brothers or sisters to play with and Kirrin Island is one of the only places she can go and explore nearby.
  5. (R) True or false:
  6. Uncle Quentin gave the island to the men from London. F
  7. Uncle Quentin bought the island from the men from London. F
  8. The men from London bought the island for over a hundred pounds. F
  9. The men have man have shown they want to buy the island but haven’t bought it yet. T
  10. (R) What does ‘ingots’ mean? gold
  11. In the text, Aunt Fanny says: “George dear, I did mean you to have them to play on, when I thought they couldn’t possibly be worth anything,” said her mother, looking distressed. “But now things are different. Your father has been offered quite a good sum, far more than we ever thought of getting- and we really can’t afford to turn it down.”

Why does George’s mother look distressed?

A – because she realises she’s made a promise she can’t keep to George. She doesn’t want to break it because George is unhappy and angry but also doesn’t want to make uncle Quentin angry because he really wants to sell it for the money.

  1. Write a thought, as Aunt Fanny, showing what she’s thinking while saying this to George.

A – I don’t want to upset George but she’s only a child and doesn’t understand that we can make a lot of money from selling the island. It’s the right thing to do. I wish George wouldn’t be so disappointed.

  1. Which sentence best summarises chapter 10? Write the letter down.
  2. Uncle Quentin gets an amazing offer for Kirrin Island but the children aren’t sure about it.
  3. Uncle Quentin gets an amazing offer for the old box but the children don’t want him to sell it.
  4. Uncle Quentin gets an offer for Kirrin Island and the children are slightly worried their secret has been discovered.
  5. Uncle Quentin gets an offer for Kirrin Island and the children are incredibly worried their secret has been discovered.

Today’s learning

Watch the short animation ‘The Catch’ (click here). Then answer the following retrieval questions. Remember you can rewind the clip and make sure to double check your answers.

  1. Draw the boy from the video and label different aspects of this character’s appearance.
  2. Describe the setting the video is set in.

Spelling

Here’s a list of words to learn this week. These words either have the prefix ‘sub’ or ‘tele’. Check you understand what they mean. Start by practising them with your best handwriting.

submarine / telephone / substitute / telescopic / subconcious / telescope / subway / television

Maths

Today’s learning

Today’s learning is all about money. There’s a couple of challenges to do.

First, warm up by playing this ‘custom cars’ game here.

Times tables

This week, you’re to focus on your 8 times table. There will be a test on Friday.

Science

Today, you’re going to be identifying materiels and testing to see if they’re translucent, transparent or opaque. Either print this sheet out or set a table out in your book based on the one below. Remember to think about what the material is (wood / plastic / wo0l) not what the item is (tree / toy / jumper).

27 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Friday 27 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning and happy Friday!

How are your plants growing, Year 3? I’d love to see how well you’re taking care of them. Feel free to send me a picture of you with your Indeed Big Grow pot for our class news. Remember that, as well as other things, plants need the right level of sun and water to grow (don’t over-water them!). If yours isn’t growing just yet, don’t worry they may just be growing their roots in their soil. Be patient -your plant also needs time!

Reading

Review

How do your RIC answers compare to mine?  

R. The children were shocked that Uncle Quentin had sold the old box. Find and copy the word that shows their shock. ‘horror’

I. Why would the man from London pay such a high price for an old box? Because he probably knows that there may be something inside the box that tells him where to find the treasure on the island. Or, he’s suspicious

C. Explain what the statement, below, means:

 ‘Well this fellow collects curious things like that and he gave me a very good price for it’

It means that the man from London collects interesting/unusual things and paid uncle Quentin a lot of money for it.

Today’s learning

Today, you have a longer comprehension. Challenge yourself by having 30-40 minutes on this. Don’t rush. Make sure to go back and check your answers!

This is about chapter 10 (you can read it online here). Find the part where Uncle Quentin tells the children that Kirrin Island will be sold. You can also listen to it on audiobook  on thislink. Chapter 10 starts from 2:15:00.

  1. (R) How does George react to the news?
  2. (R) How does Uncle Quentin react to George?
  3. (C) George didn’t use the best persuasive language to make Uncle Quentin change his mind! Present an argument to Uncle Quentin to persuade him to change his mind about selling the island. The challenge is: you can’t mention the map or the hidden ingots!

Write down a list of 4 reasons why the island shouldn’t be sold.  e.g. Because it might harm the rabbits living there.

4. (R) True or false:

  • -Uncle Quentin gave the island to the men from London.
  • Uncle Quentin bought the island from the men from London.
  • The men from London bought the island for over a hundred pounds.
  • The men have man have shown they want to buy the island but haven’t bought it yet.

5. (R) What does ‘ingots’ mean or hint at in the story?

6. In the text, Aunt Fanny says: “George dear, I did mean you to have them to play on, when I thought they couldn’t possibly be worth anything,” said her mother, looking distressed. “But now things are different. Your father has been offered quite a good sum, far more than we ever thought of getting- and we really can’t afford to turn it down.”

Why does George’s mother look distressed?

  1. (I) Write a thought, as Aunt Fanny, showing what she’s thinking while saying this to George.
  2. (C) Which sentence best summarises chapter 10? Write the letter down.

A. Uncle Quentin gets an amazing offer for Kirrin Island but the children aren’t sure about it.

B. Uncle Quentin gets an amazing offer for the old box but the children don’t want him to sell it.

C. Uncle Quentin gets an offer for Kirrin Island and the children are slightly worried their secret has been discovered.

D. Uncle Quentin gets an offer for Kirrin Island and the children are incredibly worried their secret has been discovered.

The Famous Five – Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton (chapter 10)

Spellings

Ask an adult (or older sibling) at home to test you on the words you’ve practised all week.

Or, if your adults are busy, fill in the gaps on these words. No sneaky peeking!

ha_ _ _n_ _s

lon _ l _ n _ _ _

tho _ _ _ _f_ _ly

p _ _ nl _ _s

col _ _ _ful

hu _ _ _ ng

wr_ _ _ ing

drip_ _ _

cla _ _ _ _

fun _ _ _ _ t

h _ _ _ e _ t

hop _ _ _ _

wis _ _ _ _

Maths

Today’s learning

Today, we focus on money. Remember – there’s 100 pence in one pound. Also remember, In Year Three we write pounds and pence like this:

4 pounds and 77 p. Not like this: £4.77p.

Warm up your Maths muscles with some money related games:

  1. Coin recognition and counting amounts – link here. Select ‘counting’ and ‘any 6 coins’.
  2. Ordering money – link here. Click ‘money’ and ‘mixed £ and p’.

Next, I want you to practise working out how much change you would get if you bought items. Have a go at the task, below.

Want a challenge?

Set up your own toy shop and add labels for (realistic) prices for each item. Make sure this is in pounds and pence. Then, choose your pocket money amount and work out what is the maximium number of items you could buy without going over your spending limit. Then, create your own rules for a game where you’re working out change in pounds and pence.

Times tables

It’s time for your Friday test! Get someone at home to read these questions out and test you on your x2s, x5s and x10s.

  1. 10 x 10 =
  2. 20 ÷ 2 =
  3. 15 ÷ 5 =
  4. 4 x 5 =
  5. 30 ÷ 10 =
  6. 12 x 2 =
  7. 8 x 5 =
  8. 4 x 2 =
  9. 18 ÷ 2 =
  10. 90 ÷ 10 =

Email me how you did. I’m sure you’ve smashed it, Year Three! 

Science

Revisit

Mark your Writing from yesterday.

Today’s learning

Use the words and temperatures in the box to fill the gaps in the sentences. Put a tick next to the ones you’ve used so you don’t use them twice!

Optional challenge – ask your adult at home before you do this challenge.

Make some ice cubes and create a tower as tall as possible. Discuss what makes building the tower tricky and why?

Happy weekend, everybody!

I can’t believe it’s already the weekend! A whole week of home learning is ticked off – well done you! Here’s a list of ideas of things to do over the weekend. Remember to always be helpful, positive and kind to one another, just like you are in class. : )

  1. Think about how you could earn a Blue Peter badge – link here.
  2. Read for at least 20 minutes a day.
  3. Start your very own reading challenge:

4. Take part in a daily doodle challenge:

5. Investigate what household materiel makes the best parachute for your favourite toy. The challenge is to keep the toy in the air for as long as possible. (link here).

Have a great weekend. Stay safe, happy and healthy. From Miss C and Maggie (woof!).

26 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, friends! Another beautiful day and lots of opportunities to learn something new today. If you’ve got some more free time after your home learning, why not ask an adult or older sibling to help/show you:

  1. How how to tie your shoelaces.
  2. Do some cooking or baking (help make tea for your family at home).
  3. Play a board game. My favorite is Monopoly (but I keep running out of money!).
  4. Design a quiz based on what you’ve learnt in Computing/History/Maths this year and have everyone at home compete in a head-to-head challenge tonight. You decide the forfeit!

Reading

Review

Have an adult at home check that the words you replaced have the same meaning. Keep challenging yourself to use these words when you speak to your family at home.

Today’s learning

Today, we have a RIC. Remember – R= retrieve I=inference C= choice

The Famous Five

R. The children were shocked that Uncle Quentin had sold the old box. Find and copy the word that shows their shock.

I. Why would the man from London pay such a high price for an old box?

C. Explain what the statement, below, means:

‘Well this fellow collects curious things like that and he gave me a very good price for it’

Spellings

Practise your spellings today by using the ‘spelling jumps’ method.

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Revisit

Check your answers from yesterday with a calculator and tell an adult how you did.

Today’s learning

Flex those Maths muscles of yours and warm up by either:

  1. Play ‘Think of a number’.Think of a number between 0-100 and get someone at home have to guess what it is They can ask questions like ‘is it less than 20?’ (yes/no questions).
  2. Play ‘which operation is missing’ here.

Today’s learning is fractions.

  1. Play ‘match the fractions’ here.
  2. Play ‘fraction wall’ here. Make sure it’s selected to ‘fractions’ with a denominator of up to 12 (at least) and then ‘scatter’. Your job is to rebuild the fraction wall. Then answer the following questions:
  3. How many thirds are equal to three sixths (3/6 or three out of six)?
  4. What other fractions are equal to four tenths (4/10 or four out of ten)?
  5. What fractions are equal to six twelfths (6/12 or six out of twelve)? Find all the possibilities.
  6. What fractions are equal to three eights (3/8 or three out of eight)? Find all the possibilities.
  7. Use the fraction wall to help you order these fractions in ascending (smallest to largest) order using >. Remember to use the fraction wall when it’s ‘tidy’ to help you to do this.

1           1          1          1          1          1          1         1          1         1          1

6           8         12         3          2         11         5         7          4         1         9

Writing


Challenge

Show off that you can use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions by using some in a sentence or creating a short story which uses some.

25 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, Year Three! Spring is officially here. Make sure you’re going outside once a day for fresh air and to see all the beautiful flowers that are now blooming. I’ve been doing some mindful colouring each day to relax and rewind. Have a go yourself and why not listen to the composer Ludovico Einaudi while colouring. Here’s a link to the song we listened to in class: ‘ Golden Butterflies’.

Reading

Today’s learning

We’re carrying on with The Famous Five today.

Writers choose the words they use very carefully. Below, is a small bit of text from our class novel with underlined words. Your job is to use your own vocabulary, online or book thesaurus’ to replace these words. Make sure the words have the same meaning and for sense. Be sure to practise your handwriting as you write it out! Neatly join, clear tall (ascenders) and small (descenders) letters. I’m sure you’ll all remember your Must Dos, too!

Spellings

Practise your spellings today by using the ‘spelling flowers’ method.

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Revisit

Mark your first 12 questions with a calculator. Tell and adult how you did!

Then, mark the challenges:

Today’s learning is column multiplication. Warm up by playing hit the button – click here. Choose ‘times tables’.

Now practise these questions in the column method:

Need a challenge?

Times tables

Are x2s, x5s and x10s this week, remember! Use the Moortown printable tests to see how you’re doing so far. Click here. Or, get someone at home to test you.

History

In history lessons this half-term, we have answered all of the following questions.

  1. When did the Romans successfully invade Britain?
  2. Who was the emperor during the first successful invasion?
  3. Why did the Romans invade Britain?
  4. Was Boudicca a Roman or a Celt?
  5. What was the name of Boudicca’s tribe?
  6. How did Boudicca die?

First of all, I’d like your child to answer the questions. If there are any questions they don’t remember the answer to, they can use the internet to find them. A couple of links below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html

Next, they should show off some of the knowledge they’ve learnt in the topic in a poster. This could be some of the answers to the questions above or other things they’ve learnt. Email some pictures of the posters you create and I’ll post them on Class News! Can’t wait to see what you create!

24 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Good morning, Year Three! I hope you’ve put your lunch order in with your adult at home and had your milk and water! I’ve been thinking about you all lots and missing you, too! Hopefully you had a go at the home learning from yesterday. Please remember – if you find a task too challenging, I’m here to help. My email address and the instructions for emailing are on a post on the same ‘homework’ tab that home learning is found on. Make sure you give it a good go first though!

Each day, our home learning post may include a ‘revisit’ where I share answers for previous posts in purple. Learning from our own answers (and mistakes) is crucial to the learning process. Be sure to pick any colour pen as your purple pen and mark your answers. The current day’s learning will then follow on underneath.

Reading

Review

Morning Year 3! How do your Famous Five story maps look?. Did you get all of these important parts of the story so far? Check you did, against my list of key events in the story, below:

  1. 4 children (Anne, Julian and Dick) go on holiday to Kirrin Bay to visit family.
  2. Their aunt Fanny, uncle Richard and cousin George live there.
  3. They meet their cousin George who is a confident, outgoing tomboy.
  4. The children hire a boat and go to George’s Island even though there’s a storm.
  5. They get stuck on the island during the storm which exposes the shipwreck.
  6. They explore the shipwreck and bring back an old tin box.
  7. They try really hard to open the tin. When it’s finally open they find a map leading to ingots (gold).
  8. The 5 take a tracing and put the box back (uncle Richard confiscated it)
  9. Uncle Richard sold the box to a man from London and they want to buy Kirrin Island.

Today’s learning

Today’s learning carries on with The Famous Five.

We’ve read up to the part where the Famous Five have found the map to the gold on George’s Island and they have made a tracing of it. We also know that some men from London want to buy Kirrin Island and they’ve most likely found the real map.

  1. Draw the Five children around the table as they find out about the men from London buying the old tin which contains the real map.
  2. Add a thought bubble to George, Anne and Uncle Quentin

Your thought bubble should be in the 1st person (I think… I feel….). You should extend your thought bubble with a conjunction explaining why the character is feeling/thinking this way (as/because/so).

Here’s a clipping of the book when they’re sat around the table.

Want a challenge?

Draw your own map of Kirrin Island, leading the way to the buried treasure. Or, draw a map to treasure inside your home, or out in the garden, and see if someone else can follow it to find your hidden treasure.

Spellings

Practise your spellings today by using the ‘rainbow write’ method.

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Review

Check your answers from yesterday, below:

Today’s learning

Today you’re going to practise column subtraction. Make sure to subtract and not add!

Warm up by doing some mental maths – click here and choose numbers to 100.

1. 451 – 218 = 2. 840 – 525 = 3. 472 – 238 = 4. 481 – 323 =
5. 690 – 526 = 6. 726 – 419 = 7. 427 – 233 = 8. 519 – 480 =
9. 363 – 136 = 10. 627 – 258 = 11. 622 – 394 = 12. 951 – 652 =

Need a challenge?

Writing

Question time….

Use your imagination and creativity to answer the following questions. Remember to use conjunctions (eg and, but, so, because, when, even though, if, as, although) to add extra information to your answers.

  1. How has the helicopter crashed?
  2. What do you think he should try to do next?
  3. Who might be able to help in this situation?
  4. What do you think you would do if you were in a similar situation?
  5. Why do you think he is afraid?
  6. What might he be afraid of?

 

23 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

Reading

Hi Year 3 and 4! Today’s reading activity is to story map The Famous Five: Five on Treasure Island.

  1. First, you need to pick out the main parts – this is summarising the text.
  2. Then, in your home learning book, start by drawing the main characters.
  3. Use arrows or number your story map. Remember to only include the main, important parts.

Have a look at this story map which sequences Hansel and Gretel, below.

Still need help?

That’s OK! Here are the beginning main parts of the story for you to sequence. See if you can carry it on yourself.

  1. 4 children (Anne, Julian and Dick) go on holiday to Kirrin Bay to visit family.
  2. Their aunt Fanny, uncle Richard and cousin George live there.
  3. They meet their cousin George who is a confident, outgoing tomboy.
  4. The children hire a boat and go to George’s Island…

Want a challenge?

Story map your favourite book or film.

Spellings

Spellings this week recaps the list of suffixes you learnt in Year Two, and in class this year.

They are: –ed, -ing, -er, -est, -ly, -ful, -less, -ness.

Create your own list for words that work for each suffix.

Then, practise your handwriting while learning how to spell these words:

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful

Maths

Today, you’re going to work on column addition. Remember to mark any exchanges you make and write the operation on your question. But first, click here for a mental maths game to warm you up.

Need a challenge?

Time stables

Times tables this week is to recap your x2s, x5s and x10s. I’ll be testing you on Friday so do a little practise, every day.

Science

Challenge 1:

Find three other examples of solids, liquids and gases. Challenge yourself to think of some which nobody else will think of!

Challenge 2:

Explain how you would change the state of one or more of the words in the table.

Home learning Year Three

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Miss Clifford

You can email your child’s teacher…
Email teachers if you’re unsure about some aspect of the home learning. The email addresses follow the same pattern in Key Stage 1 and 2:

[email protected]

In my case the email to use is:

[email protected]

I’ll aim to reply on the same day and no later than the following morning. To keep this manageable, please restrict emails to one per day, per child.

20 March 2020

Posted on Friday 20 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can pay and receive compliments to/from people outside of school.

This homework, which links to our recent living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to discuss the benefits of paying compliments to people. Here are some questions that might shape your discussion:

  • How does paying a compliment make you feel?
  • How does receiving a compliment make you feel?
  • Why is it important to be sensible when paying or receiving compliments?
  • Can you compliment people too much?
  • Is it ok to compliment a stranger? Is this safe?

Children should be ready to discuss what they’ve talked about at home by Thursday 26 March 2020. It would be even better if children were able to talk confidently about times when they have given, or received, a compliment.

13 March 2020

Posted on Friday 13 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Our homework this week is Creative: I can show my talents.

All of the children in our school are blessed with an array of talents. This week, our homework, which links to our living and learning statement (I can recognise my talents), gives our children the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents. Children should respond creatively and be ready to show off their talents to their peers as part of their homework review. They could do this in a range of ways:

create a short performance to show to the class
film themselves showing off their talent
make a collage of their many talents
produce a piece of art to show off their talents

There are, of course, many other ways that children could respond. Children should be ready to show off their talents by Thursday 19 March 2020.