Homework for Friday 16th October 2020

Hello boys and girls.  This has been yet another busy week.  Perhaps the most memorable part was going out onto the school field and using flints to light a small fire, just like some of the Stone Age people would have done, thousands of years ago.  We all agreed that while it was good fun, gas and electricity is a lot easier!

 

This week in literacy we have been looking at how exclamation marks are used in text and also at improving ‘boring’ verbs.    

In Maths we have been looking at subtraction and also again revising various ways for counting numbers and reinforcing column addition.

In History we looked at how Stone Age people made fire.

In Science we considered what a skeleton does.

Please remember that we have PE on Mondays, so don’t forget your PE kit.

Due to Covid 19 we have our classroom very well ventilated, so it is essential to wear warm clothes to school.

Here is your homework for this week:

Quiz:

  1. What is an adjective?
  2. What is a noun?
  3. What is a verb?
  4. What is a maths equasion?
  5. What is a synonym?

 

  1. Read to an adult EVERY day.   Please.  Please.  Please!
  2. Practice your times tables – in your Times Tables book. 3x this week please.
  3. Recite your times tables out loud – start with twos, then 10s 11s 5s then 3s.
  4. Times Tables Rockstars (I have logins for those who have forgotten).
  5. Practice your spellings (at the bottom of the page). You know your group.
  6. Practice your handwriting. Why not write down a bit of a conversation between you and someone else.  You could use speech marks, exclamation marks and also include some really interesting verbs*.

*Verb = a doing word.  You could write ‘run’ or more interesting might be raced, galloped, careered, zoomed … .

 

 

SPELLINGS

 

TIGERS spellings wk6  16th October  2020 (test on 23rd)

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

redo

 

 

 

 

 

 

refresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

return

 

 

 

 

 

 

reappear

 

 

 

 

 

 

redecorate

 

 

 

 

 

 

revenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

review

 

 

 

 

 

 

replay

 

 

 

 

 

 

react

 

 

 

 

 

 

rebound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONKEYS spellings wk6  16th October  2020   (test on 23rd)

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

race

 

 

 

 

 

 

ice

 

 

 

 

 

 

cell

 

 

 

 

 

 

city

 

 

 

 

 

 

fancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

lace

 

 

 

 

 

 

space

 

 

 

 

 

 

circle

 

 

 

 

 

 

circus

 

 

 

 

 

 

rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARS spellings  wk6  16th October  2020  (test on 23rd)

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

age

 

 

 

 

 

 

huge

 

 

 

 

 

 

change

 

 

 

 

 

 

charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulge

 

 

 

 

 

 

village

 

 

 

 

 

 

range

 

 

 

 

 

 

orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

hinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks.  

Mr Gray

____________________________________________________

 

 

 

Homework for Friday 9th October 2020

Hello everyone.  We have had a very busy week doing tests for Literacy and Maths.  This will help me to know what you can do and perhaps more importantly, those areas that we still need to work on.  Anyway, we are back to normal next week.

In literacy we have been looking at how speech marks are used in text. 

In Maths we have been revising various ways for counting numbers and also column addition, so practicing adding up would be really helpful.

In Science we looked at bones in the human body, so I have a quiz for you.

Please remember that we have PE on Mondays, so don’t forget your PE kit.

Due to Covid 19 we have our classroom very well ventilated, so it is essential to wear warm clothes to school.

Here is your homework for this week:

  1. Read to an adult EVERY day. 
  2. Practice your times tables – in your Times Tables book. X5 this week please.
  3. Try reciting your times tables out loud – start with twos, then 10s 11s and 5s.
  4. Times Tables Rockstars (I have logins for those who have forgotten).
  5. Practice your spellings (these are at the bottom of the page). You choose.
  6. Practice your handwriting. You could make a poster to remind everyone about washing their hands.

Quiz:

  1. How many bones are there in the human body?
  2. What do you call the bones that protect your heart and lungs?
  3. What are the correct names for the long bones in your leg?
  4. What is the bone called that protects your brain
  5. Can you name five other bones in your body?

 

SPELLINGS

 

TIGERS spellings wk5  9th October  2020

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

actual

 

 

 

 

 

 

answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

bicycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

circle

 

 

 

 

 

 

earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

enough

 

 

 

 

 

 

fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

island

 

 

 

 

 

 

often

 

 

 

 

 

 

popular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONKEYS spellings wk5 9th October  2020

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

gem

 

 

 

 

 

 

gym

 

 

 

 

 

 

giant

 

 

 

 

 

 

magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

giraffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

digit

 

 

 

 

 

 

engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

gentle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARS spellings  wk5  9th October  2020

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

badge

 

 

 

 

 

 

edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

dodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

fudge

 

 

 

 

 

 

ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

smudge

 

 

 

 

 

 

judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

wedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

END

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Hello boys and girls.  I hope you have had another good week at school and have enjoyed learning some more interesting things. 

Remember that it is PE on Mondays, so bring your kit.

Here is your homework:

  1. In Literacy we have been learning about nouns, adjectives and also synonyms. You could write down some examples and explain to an adult what they are. 
  2. In Maths we have been doing work on adding and subtracting multiples of 100. I wonder if you could explain to an adult what an equasion is?  Show a few examples.
  3. Read to an adult EVERY day.
  4. Practice your times tables – in your Times Tables book. X2 again this week. 
  5. Try reciting your times tables out loud – start with twos. See if you can do it without making a mistake.  (When you can do your twos then we will do 10s, 11s, 5s then 3s).
  6. Times Tables Rockstars (I have logins for those who have forgotten).
  7. Practice your spellings (these are at the bottom of the page). (Test the following Friday).

                                          Have a good weekend

                            Mr Gray

TIGERS spellings wk 4  2nd October  2020

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

Creature

 

 

 

 

 

 

furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

capture

 

 

 

 

 

 

future

 

 

 

 

 

 

sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

fracture

 

 

 

 

 

 

mixture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONKEYS spellings wk 4  2nd October  2020

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

age

 

 

 

 

 

 

huge

 

 

 

 

 

 

change

 

 

 

 

 

 

charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulge

 

 

 

 

 

 

village

 

 

 

 

 

 

range

 

 

 

 

 

 

orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

hinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARS spellings  wk 4  2nd October  2020

 

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

4th attempt

5th attempt

 

bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

honk

 

 

 

 

 

 

tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

think

 

 

 

 

 

 

kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

frisky

 

 

 

 

 

 

sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday.  18th September

Hello boys and girls.  I hope you had a super week at school.  You have certainly all been working really hard and now you deserve to have a great weekend!

Here is a quiz for you.  Only answer the questions that you feel confident and comfortable answering:

1.  Why do they call Stone Age people, "Stone Age"?  Can you         explain to an adult?

2.  What are the two food groups that you should only eat in

     small portions?  Can you remember their scientific names?

3.  What are the two food groups that you should eat much larger

     portions of, in a healthy, balanced diet?  Can you recall their

     scientific names?

4.  What was the name of the musical instrument that you started

     to learn to play this week?  Can you spell it?  

5.  What was the correct name for the "drum stick" that you used?

6.  Can you explain to an adult how you use Base 10 to show 3

     digit numbers?

7.  I wonder if you could draw a 0 to 100 number line with 10

     intervals, then indicate where 50, 20 and 90 would be?

8.  Can you practice reciting your two times table, out loud, to

     someone, without making too many mistakes?

    Finally, below are this week's spellings for you to learn. 

    (The first one is gym).

                       Have a lovely weekend.

                                   Mr Gray

Year 3 Swans 2019/2020 

Have you logged on to our new 'Teams' lessons yet? Go to https://www.office.com/ and log on with the username and email sent to you last week. Navigate to the Year 3 page and take part in Mr Hornsby's new lesson! It's only 10 minutes long, but is the beginning of the future!

NEW LESSON ADDED TODAY! I've placed it below too in case you can't log on. Please don't do both the literacy lesson here and the video lesson!

LOOK UNDER FILES!

Friday 17th July 2020.

 It's the last day of Term 6, and 2019-2020! It's been a most unusual year, take a look at our newsletter on the newsletter page for a review of it!

I hope you've enjoyed the online learning on here, and if you didn't complete it all why not use the Summer holiday to do some? See you in September!

Spellings: Remember to test your self on your spellings! Ask and adult to read them out, write them down then check them. Good luck!

Literacy: Lesson 5: Letter: To write a letter 

Today is the spelling test and then you will be writing a letter to Duncan from a crayon of your choice. Pause the video during the tasks and remember to include the key features in your final piece of writing. If you get stuck with using any of them, use the examples given to help you. When you have finished, edit your work carefully. Please send these to me at carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk

Maths: Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more! Challenge of the week: How big are classes 5, 6 and 7? https://nrich.maths.org/14600 

 

 

Topic: Maths Scavenger Hunt or if you'd like to try something different, can you bounce a ball across house hold objects! Line up pots and pans and see if you can bounce a ball all the way across!

Thursday 16th July 2020.

Literacy: 

Lesson 4: Letter: SPaG Focus - Subordinate Clauses 

Listen carefully to the input in the video about subordinate clauses and complete the task in your exercise book.   

Maths: Thursday – bar charts https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/y

Use a ruler for questions 2b and 3. Make sure that your bars follow the lines accurately. 

Topic: Art: Portraits: Choose any image from a magazine, newspaper of website. Can you reproduce it?

A good technique is to draw a grid over the picture, then draw a grid on your paper. Copy carefully each grid and see what your finished image looks like.

Remember to email me a copy! carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020.

Literacy: Lesson 3: Letter: Identifying the features of a text 

During this lesson, you will look carefully at the WAGOLL of a letter from blue crayon and unpick the key features of the text. Remember to use the pause and play button at the bottom of the screen when completing the independent task.  

 

Maths: Wednesday – pictograms  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Topic: PE 

Topic: PE There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  Just Dance Koo Koo Kangaroo 

and of course, don't forget Joe Wicks!

Tuesday 14th July 2020.

 Vocabulary: Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. L12 Clumsy or Silly Words 

Literacy: Lesson 2: Letter: Reading Comprehension -Word Meaning 

Today you will read a letter from Duncan’s green crayon asking him to settle an argument and you will be focussing your reading comprehension skills on finding word meanings. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson. 

Maths: Tuesday – add and subtract capacity 

For questions 2b and 6a on the worksheet, use a ruler to ensure you are accurate. 

For question 7, don’t mistake the litre symbol (I) for the digit 1! For example, a is 1 litre 400 millilitres + 3 litres 150 millilitres 

Topic: Science: Light

Recognise that you need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light

Watch light sources clip - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zjkc87h

 Can you draw a picture or make a poster of light sources? Display and discuss them. Choose one of the light sources you have drawn and  draw or write down their ideas about how they see the light.

Research light further using the internet or books.

 

Monday 13th July 2020.

 It's the last week of this academic year, and what a strange year it's been! Here we go with the final Monday's worth of lessons! Enjoy!

Spellings: Look back over the spellings you spelt incorrectly over the last 6 weeks. Make a list of them. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. Use this as your final spelling list of 2019-2020.

Literacy:Genre Focus: Letter Lesson 1: Letter: Reading Comprehension - Summary 

During this comprehension lesson, you will read a letter from Duncan’s disgruntled blue crayon who has been overused and you will be focussing your reading comprehension on summary questions. When you reach the main activity, use the pause and play button to give you time to answer the questions. Record your answers in your exercise book and, when you have finished, play the video again to mark your work. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 

 

Maths: We are working on Week 12 – wc 13th July  The first two lessons complete our unit on measure. The final two lessons focus upon data handling. 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 3 page. 

 Each day’s learning videos can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Monday – compare capacity 

Topic: You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 

How has the use of natural resources changed?  

In this lesson, we will analyze how and why the world's population has increased in recent human history, and the effect this has had on the use of natural resources 

Friday 10th July 2020.

Spellings: Remember to test your self on your spellings! Ask and adult to read them out, write them down then check them. Good luck!

Literacy: Lessons 5: Adventure Story: Continue a story 

  Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will be writing about the adventures of Traction Man. Pause the video during the tasks and remember to include the key features in your final piece of writing. If you get stuck with using any of them, use the examples given to help you. When you have finished, edit your work carefully. Email them to carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk

 

Maths: Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more! Don't forget the Challenge of the week: Oh Harry! https://nrich.maths.org/14600 

Topic: Marbling Part 2 – click here 

Or, if you don't have this equipment, build a table and chairs from a cereal box! Send your designs to carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk. Below is my template and finished effort!

 

Thursday 9th July 2020.

Literacy: Lesson 4: Adventure Story: SPaG Focus - Prepositions 

Listen carefully to the input in the video about prepositions and complete the task in your exercise book.   

Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Thursday – measure capacity  Use a ruler (or other straight object) to mark on the scale in questions 2 and 4. 

 Topic: Art: Our third black artist is the Tanzanian painter EDWARD TINGATINGA (1932-1972). 

 Watch the video (in the LSP home learning folder) and follow the steps to help you paint an amazing Tingatinga leopard.  Or, you could choose your favourite African animal or bird and paint it in the Tingatinga style. The animals are decorative and flat looking. There are often leaves, flowers and insects in the background.  

Artist biography: https://www.tingatingaart.com/pages/about-tingatinga-african-art 

Watch the theme tune from the CBeebies programme Tingatinga Tales telling traditional African folk stories using  Tingatinga art- inspired cartoons:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=LgF4i1Drnhc&feature=emb_logo 

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020.

Literacy: Lesson 3: Adventure Story: Identifying the features of a text 

During this lesson, you will look carefully at the WAGOLL of Traction Man and unpick the key features of the text. Remember to use the pause and play button at the bottom of the screen when completing the independent task.  

Maths: Wednesday – add and subtract mass  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Topic: PE There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  Just Dance Koo Koo Kangaroo 

and of course, don't forget Joe Wicks!

Tuesday 7th July 2020

VocabularyWatch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. L11 Clever or Sly Words 

Literacy: Lesson 2: Adventure Story: Reading Comprehension - Fact Retrieval 

During today’s comprehension lesson, you will read about Traction Man again focussing on your fact retrieval skills. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson. 

Maths: Tuesday – compare mass For question 7 on the worksheet, please write down your explanation underneath. After the lesson, you might want to try this online game. It starts off simply but soon builds up to some very challenging questions! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Topic: Science: Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

What is a rock? It's the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other planets!

http://www.eschooltoday.com/rocks/what-is-a-rock.html

Go outside and look at rocks, concrete, sand, clay, etc. Which are rocks?

Why do you think the ones you have chosen as rocks are rocks? Write down your ideas.

What is the soil around them made of? How did it get there?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z7rb4wx

Draw a picture of where you think rocks are under the school field or how you think rocks look inside the earth.

Monday 6th July 2020

 Spellings: Here are this week's spellings. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. You don't need to print the sheet out, copy it into your book.

Literacy: Please follow the correct below. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point. 

Genre Focus: Adventure Story Lesson 1: Adventure Story: Reading Comprehension - Predict and Inference 

  During this comprehension lesson, you will read about Traction Man, focussing on your prediction and inference skills. When you reach the main activity, use the pause and play button to give you time to answer the questions. Record your answers in your exercise book and, when you have finished, play the video again to mark your work. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 

 

Maths: We are working on Week 11 – wc 6th July  .This unit is about measurement of mass and capacity. You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 3 page. 

Each day’s learning videos can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

  Monday – measure mass 

 Before you start the lesson, it would useful to try and find something at home that weighs 1kg (perhaps a bag of rice) and something that weighs a very small amount of grams (perhaps a mini packet of sweets). Holding these and comparing them will help develop your understanding of the relationship between grams and kilograms. 

Use a ruler (or other straight object) to draw the arrows on the scales for question 2 on the worksheet. 

Topic: Geography: You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 

Where are the World’s Natural Resources? 

In this lesson, we will begin by studying the world's different natural resources, defining what they are and studying what they are used for. We will finish by analyzing in which countries these resources can be found.  

Friday 3rd July 2020.

Spellings: Remember to test your self on your spellings! Ask and adult to read them out, write them down then check them. Good luck!

Literacy: Lesson 5: Character Description: Write a character description 

Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will plan and write a character description based on your own villain. Pause the video during the tasks and remember to include the key features in your final piece of writing. If you get stuck with using any of them, use the examples given to help you. When you have finished, edit your work carefully. Send them to carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk, and prepare for next week's character description video lessons on Teams!

Maths: Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more! Also, remember the Challenge of the week: Square Corners 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600 

Topic: This is an art project that I found surprisingly interesting. I saw it set for a secondary school class but I think you can do it! Quite simply: Draw your hand! include as much detail as you can! Good luck!

Thursday 2nd July 2020.

 Literacy: Lesson 4: Character Description: SPaG Focus - Similes 

Listen carefully to the input in the video about similes and complete the task in your exercise book.   

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3 

Thursday – telling the time to 5 minutes 

From 8:15, the lesson moves on to clocks with Roman numerals. It might be best to pause here and complete the worksheet up until question 7. Then you can go back and complete the rest of the lesson and sheet if you want. Mr Hornsby says, 'I, for one, love Roman Numerals!'

Topic: Art: The second black artist we are going to learn about is LOIS MAILOU JONES (1905-1998) Type her name into Google Images and look at some of the amazing pieces of artwork she has produced.  You could start by learning a bit about her and then have a go at re-creating some of her brilliant pieces.   

Click on the link below to see a picture of Lois and find out more about her.  

 Artist biography: 

 https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Lois-Mailou-Jones/311914 

  If you have oil pastels, you could try this fun project where you scrape off black oil pastel with a toothpick to get an amazing eye-popping effect: 

 https://artprojectsforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lois-Mailou-Jones-Art-Project.pdf 

 If you don’t have pastels, you can try this project instead using any creative materials you like – crayons, coloured pencils, paint or even try cutting up coloured paper or scraps of fabric and sticking down to make a collage.  https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-like-lois-mailou-jones/ 

 

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020.

 Literacy: Lesson 3: Character Description: Identifying the features of a text 

During this lesson, you will look carefully at a WAGOLL of a character description and unpick the key features of the text. Remember to use the pause and play button at the bottom of the screen when completing the independent task.  

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3 Wednesday – recognise and describe 3D shapes 

 If would be helpful if you had some different shaped objects with you during the lesson so that you can practise identifying faces, edges and vertices. This is harder to do just using the screen. 

Topic: PE There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  Just Dance Koo Koo Kangaroo 

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020.

Vocabulary: L10  Eye Words Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 

 

Literacy: Lesson 2: Character Description: Reading Comprehension - Compare 

Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson. 

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Tuesday – recognise and describe 2D shapes 

 For question 7, if you’ve forgotten how to show pairs of parallel sides, go back to lesson 4 from last week to remind you. 

Topic: Science: 

WALT: Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their properties

 Assessment Focus

  Can children group rocks based on properties?

  Can children talk about / draw a diagram / write about their findings?

  Can children draw conclusions about the least / most wearing rock?

 Activity - Today we are geologists.

 We need to find the best material for a new paved area in school. We would like you to find out which rock lasts the longest/is the least wearing/the strongest. A rub test is one way to do this!

Children to rub rocks on sandpaper and collect scrapings onto white paper.Use the ‘rub’ test to order the rocks and can say (orally or with diagrams/writing) which rock is strongest/harder wearing.

 Ask children to order the rocks and justify their selection of strongest rock. How will you report your findings (to persuade), e.g. draw, write, power point?

Key Questions

  Why can’t I choose the prettiest one?

  What did you find out doing the rub test?

  Which rock would you recommend? Why?

  Which is the least/most wearing rock? How do you know?

Monday 29th June 2020.

 Spellings: Here are this week's spellings. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. You don't need to print the sheet out, copy it into your book.

Literacy: 

Genre Focus: Character Description  Lesson 1: Character Description: Reading Comprehension - Word Meaning 

During this comprehension lesson, you will be focusing on finding the meaning of words in a text. When you reach the main activity, use the pause and play button to give you time to answer the questions. Record your answers in your exercise book and, when you have finished, play the video again to mark your work. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 

These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ We are working on Week 10 – wc 29th June  Monday’s lesson completes our learning about accurate measurement of length. We are then learning about 2D and 3D shapes followed by a lesson on time on Thursday. You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 3 page. 

Monday – draw accurately You will need a ruler for today’s learning. If you don’t have one that measures centimetres and millimetres, you can print this one. 

  

 

History: The Norman Conquest Lesson 5 In this lesson, we will be reviewing our learning on the Norman Conquest of England You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 

 

Friday 26th June 2020.

Spellings: Remember to test your self on your spellings! Ask and adult to read them out, write them down then check them. Good luck!

Literacy: Lesson 5: Character Description.  

Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will plan and write a character description based on your own superhero. Pause the video during the tasks and remember to include the key features in your final piece of writing. When you have finished, edit your work carefully. Teachers would love you to ask parents send these to year group emails. Please do not upload any of your work online to any social media sites. 

Maths: Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more! 

If you'd like an additional challenge, why not try: Challenge of the week: National Flags https://nrich.maths.org/14600 

 

Topic: Forest School Task Click the link to view a video too!

Thursday 25th June 2020.

 Literacy: Lesson 4: Character Description: SPaG Focus - Conjunctions Listen carefully to the input in the video about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Complete the task in your exercise book and then check the video for answers.  

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Thursday – parallel and perpendicular 

For questions 3 and 8, please write down your explanations. 

Art: 

There has been a lot in the news recently concerning the Black Lives Matter movement.  Therefore, we thought that our schools could help to celebrate cultural diversity by looking at the works of three different black artists over the next three weeks. The first of these is KIMMY CANTRELL. 

Can you use recycled materials to make a mixed-media sculpture in the style of one of Kimmy Cantrell’s masks? 

Look at https://kimart.com/works/faces/ for lots of colourful examples of Kimmy’s amazing ceramic faces. 

  Also, watch this clip of Kimmy talking about what inspires him, the processes he uses to make a finished piece and how he became a ceramic artist. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=148&v=IXsolKLnfeY&feature=emb_logo 

Wednesday 24th June 2020.

 Please remember to send work you're proud of to Carl.Hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk. You can take a photo on your phone, go to gallery, click the image and then click the icon that looks like a left facing arrow with circles. From here share from your email. Just enter Carl.Hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk.  in 'to'.

Literacy: Lesson 3: Character Description: Identifying features of a text 

Listen carefully to the input in the video. During the independent task, write your answers in your exercise book (don’t worry about the worksheet). It may help you to number your answers. When you have finished, go back to the video to check your answers. 

Maths: Wednesday – horizontal and vertical 

Question 6 on the worksheet is good preparation for the Nrich Challenge of the week. 

 

PE: Yet another series of PE opportunities here. Try 'Go Noodle' at YouTube! Click on https://www.gonoodle.com/ to learn about it, or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw to take part in some of the sessions! There's familiar songs here and ones that may be new to you! If you're doing your PE in the garden, remember to wear a sun hat and lotion, and drink plenty of water!

Please note the image below won't play, please go to the actual website. Thank you.

Tuesday 23td June 2020.

 Vocabulary: L9 Confident Words  Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 

Literacy: Lesson 2: Character Description: Reading Comprehension- Language  Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson. 

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Tuesday – compare angles 

Science: 

Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

What is a fossil? How are fossils formed? It is the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rkGu0BItKM

 What is a fossil? The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mould or cast in rock.

When most people think of fossils they think of dinosaur skeletons and large bones, but there are many different types of fossils to be found. Do you know what a fossil really is? Do you know how they form? Fossils are the remains of once living animals or plants. People have been finding fossils in rocks for thousands of years, but until quite recently they didn't understand what they were. Today we recognise that the fossils we find in rocks represent the ancestors of the animals and plants that are alive today.

Use the learning zone link below to help the children explore what fossils are and how they are made: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/fossils/intro/form.htm

Write a short explanation in your book describing how fossils are made. Add diagrams!

For next week's lesson you will need a selection of different rocks and a two to three sheets of sandpaper. Start collecting now!

Monday 22nd June 2020.

Spellings: Here are this week's spellings. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. You don't need to print the sheet out, copy it into your book.

Literacy:

Lesson 1: Character Description: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval 

This lesson has a focus on fact retrieval. Watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen navigate between activities. When you reach the main activity, use the pause and play button to give you time to answer the questions. Record your answers in your exercise book and, when you have finished, play the video again to mark your work. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

We are working on Week 9 – wc 22nd June. This block of learning focuses on geometry.  You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 3 page. 

You will need a ruler for each lesson today. If you don’t have one, find something else that will enable you to draw straight lines accurately. 

Monday – right angles in shapes 

You may want to make a right angle ‘checker’ by tearing off the corner of a piece of paper. The straight(non-torn) edges meet to make a right angle. For questions 3 and 4 on the worksheet, please write down your thinking as you probably can’t talk about it with a partner.  

 

History:

The Norman Conquest 

In this lesson, we will be continuing our learning on the Battle of Hastings. 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 

Friday 19th June 2020.

Spellings: Remember to test your self on your spellings! Ask and adult to read them out, write them down then check them. Good luck!

Literacy: Lesson 5 Poetry: Write a sound poem Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will be creating your very own sound poem. Use the WAGOLL to help you and pause or rewind the video if you need to remind yourself of some of the key features. When you have finished, edit your writing carefully. Teachers would love you to ask parents send these to year group emails. Please do not upload any of your work online to any social media sites. 

Maths: Friday’s lesson is the BBC Bitesize challenge. The link will be up on the White Rose page by Friday. Alternatively, click here to go to the Year 3 Bitesize page.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Remember also the Challenge of the week: Once Upon a Time https://nrich.maths.org/14600 

Friday activity: Marbling  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKCjoslQc2U&t=10s

Alternatively, if you don't have these items, you could do this PSHE activity: Design a statue for Bristol City Centre. Draw it on a plinth (a base for a statue) and write why you've chosen it, and what it means to you, and what it means to the people of Bristol, the UK and the World! 

Thursday 18th June 2020.

 Literacy: Lesson 4 SPaG Focus – Expanded noun phrases 

Listen carefully to the input in the video about expanded noun phrases. Today’s task will take you on a sound scavenger hunt. Compile a list in your exercise book to use tomorrow. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to recall today’s learning. 

Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Thursday – fraction problem solving  

A different style of lesson today! Some of the problems on the video match the tasks but some don’t. You could choose your own order in which to tackle them.  On ‘The Symbol’ task, it wants you to double two-fifths, not doubling the numerator and denominator separately. 

 

Art: Drawing and sketching 

All you need to start sketching is a piece of paper, a pencil and a rubber. Follow the videos to learn some new art skills. They all go step by step. Watch a little bit and pause while you complete the same bit. When you are ready, play again. Stop, start and rewind as often as you need to. 

Cartoon drawing (lots to choose from) 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub 

 Drawing a human eye 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZzbAeVxAE 

 Drawing a dragon eye 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBLxu2cTfWE 

 

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020.

Literacy: Lesson 3 Poetry: Identifying features of a text Listen carefully to the input in the video all about the key features of a poem. Write your answers identifying the key features of the poem into your exercise book. When you have finished, continue watching the video and mark your answers. 

Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Wednesday – subtract fractions 

In question 3 on the worksheet, ‘simplify’ means to write the answer as an equivalent fraction where you cannot make the numerator and denominator any smaller. For example, you can simplify 2/4 to 1/2. Doing this will help you practise finding equivalent fractions. You can leave this step out if you want though and just fill in the first box after the equals sign. 

For question 5, there are other possible solutions than shown on the answer sheet. 

PE: I'm introducing yet another PE idea I've used this week. We've seen Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids, Koo Koo Kangaroo and now Just Dance ! Choose your favourite song, there are hundreds of them!

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020.

 Vocabulary: L8 Sad Words Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 

Literacy: Lesson 2 Poetry: Reading comprehension - Inference. Today the focus is the reading skill inference. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson. Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Maths: Tuesday – add fractions For the last part of question 3 on the worksheet, write down the reason why your choice is the odd one out (there are different possible answers). 

 

Science: Investigating the body! Think of a question to investigate about our bodies! Here are some examples to get you going:

Am I/Are you a square? (look at arm span versus height)

Who has the longest arms in my family?

Are adult heads bigger than children’s heads?

Do older children have bigger feet?

 Think of a question and design an experiment to find the answer. Write down what you think the answer might be, carry out the experiment than write if you were correct or not. Draw images and diagrams to say what you did. Remember to email them to carl.hornsdby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk!

Monday 15th June 2020.

 Good morning Year 3! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready for another week of online activities! I'm trying to keep each week similar so you get used to the structure, which will make our learning easier. So, as it is every Monday, we start with....

Spellings

 Here are this week's spellings. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. You don't need to print the 

Literacy: Genre Focus: Poetry 

 Lesson 1 Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Word meaning 

For this lesson, we are going to explore the meaning of words using, ‘The Sound Collector’ poem. Watch the video, when you have listened to the poem, answer the questions in your exercise books. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ As with last week’s learning, you many find the fraction barsfraction pieces or the fraction wall useful to print so that you can work more practically. 

Monday – order fractions 

It will be helpful to have the fraction wall or fraction bars in front of you as you watch the lesson video. 

After 10:10 on the video (and question 7 on the worksheet), it moves onto learning that is beyond the Y3 curriculum – don’t worry if this is too much of a challenge for you just now. For question 5 on the worksheet, write down your thinking underneath. 

We are working on Week 8 – wc 15th June. We are continuing our learning about fractions. You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 3 page. 

 

History: The Norman Conquest Lesson 3 In this lesson, we will be learning about the Battle of Hastings. 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 

Friday 12th June 2020.

 It's Friday! Remember to test your self on your spellings! Ask and adult to read them out, write them down then check them. Good luck!

Literacy: Lesson 5: Setting Description: Write a setting description

Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will be creating your own setting description on your very own workshop. Use the WAGOLL to help you and pause or rewind the video if you need to remind yourself of some of the key features. When you have finished, edit your writing carefully. Teachers would love you to ask parents send these to year group emails. Please do not upload any of your work online to any social media sites.

Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 3 page. The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4 but why not try the others with someone at home!

NEW! If you want a super challenge, try the Challenge of the week: Fractional Wall: https://nrich.maths.org/14600

PSHE: LSP Cooking Challenge!

OR Mindfulness colouring! Find any item with our school logo on it (a piece of uniform should have it, or this very website!) Copy out the logo as best as you can and colour it in, but NOT using the colours of the original logo! Make the tree Purple, the grass red! Remember to send all your work to me please! Have a great weekend!

Thursday 11th June 2020.

 Reminder:  I've been told that our page now has content that slows some people's computers down, therefore I'll be removing worksheets once they are two days old. If this causes you an issue (I know some people do all the home learning on certain days) please let me know. carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk

Literacy: Lesson 4: Setting Description: SPaG focus – Fronted adverbial phrases

Listen carefully to the input in the video all about fronted adverbials. When completing the task, you can continue to watch the video and stop it when you need to. Write all of your sentences into your exercise book and, at the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done.

Maths:

Thursday – comparing fractions: The fraction bars from Monday will be helpful here. These are still available below.

Art: Make a funky fish to put in your window. Draw the outline of a fish. Collect lots of brightly coloured paper from magazines, junk mail, newspaper and packaging. Cut into different shapes to decorate your fish.  Glue them in place like scales and draw or stick on an eye. Try not to leave any gaps in your design. (If you don’t have glue, make a mixture ½ cup of flour and ½ cup water and mix together. Add more water if it is too thick) Can you also decorate the background? What shades of blue and green can you find to use?

 

Wednesday 10th June 2020.

 I've been told that our page now has content that slows some people's computers down, therefore I'll be removing worksheets once they are two days old. If this causes you an issue (I know some people do all the home learning on certain days) please let me know. carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk

Times Tables Rockstars: A reminder. Look back in your texts to find you username and password.

Literacy: Lesson 3: Setting Description: Identifying the features of a text Listen carefully to the input in the video all about the key features of a text. Pause the video during the independent task and write your answers into your exercise book. When you have finished, continue watching the video and mark your answers.

Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Wednesday – equivalent fractions (3)

It will be useful to either print the fraction wall or to have it up on your screen for this lesson. A ruler (or other straight object) will be helpful in identifying equivalences.

PE: I'm introducing another PE idea I've used this week. We've seen Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids, now take a look at Koo Koo Kanga Roo! It's a dance along with a difference. Here's one featuring giant spiders and mutant monkeys, but there's many more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7V1pWtRzs

Tuesday 9th June 2020.

Vocabulary: L7 Feeling Bad Words Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Literacy: Lesson 2: Setting Description: Reading Comprehension- Word Meaning Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson.

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Tuesday – equivalent fractions (2) To work on during the lesson, you may want to print off the blank fraction number lines. The last section of the lesson (15:00 onwards) is definitely more of a challenge. If this is a step too far for you at the moment, don’t worry. For question 5d on the worksheet, challenge yourself to find one more fraction for each shape instead of comparing with a partner.

Science: 

Talk about why we need a varied diet, i.e. balance of vitamins, minerals and food for energy.

Ask children to draw a picture to show their idea of a balanced meal and their idea of an unbalanced one. Discuss the ideas they come up with and use it as a basis for discussion on what is meant by a balanced diet and why too much of any type of food makes the diet unbalanced.To do this, fold your piece of paper in half, or take two pages in your book. Draw a circle on each page:This is your plate! Then, draw the foods on the plates!

Activity 2 - Children make a list or are provided with a list of different foods. Ask them to allocate the food to the following groupings: meat/fish, bread/cereals, fruit/vegetable, pudding/sweet things, milk/cheese, greasy/fatty things. After they have allocated each food to a group talk about whether any groups are bad for their health and then discuss their decisions.

Monday 8th June 2020.

 I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you to everyone who sent me some work, I loved seeing it and was able to email you all back. If you sent something in and you didn't get a comment, please send to carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk and office@whitchurchprimary.co.uk. Welcome back to another week!

Spellings: Here are this week's spellings. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. You don't need to print the sheet out, copy it into your book.

Literacy: This week we're looking at descriptions of settings! 

Lesson 1: Setting Description: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval

For this lesson, watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen to navigate between activities. When you have listened to the input, answer the questions in your exercise books. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done!

Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

These are deliberately practical lessons. In Year 3, children are not expected to be calculating equivalences using multiplication. The lessons do touch upon this but it’s important that they develop a strong visual understanding of the relative size of fractions by thinking about numerators and denominators. They will then build upon this as they move further up the school.

 The teacher is American – she says ‘fourths’ rather than ‘quarters’!

 Monday – equivalent fractions (1)

To work on during the lesson, you may want to print off the blank fraction bars as the bars are pre-divided for you so you don’t need to measure them out!

For question 7 on the worksheet, you may not have a partner to talk to but you can write down what you have noticed instead.

History: 

Lesson 1: The Norman Conquest

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tell you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

In this lesson you will start to learn about the Norman conquest and how William the Conquer became King of England.

 You will start  lesson with a quiz. Once you have completed this click to start the lesson which is being taught by Mrs Gamon.

Friday 5th June 2020.

Spellings: Spelling Test Friday! Look back to Tuesday's spellings. Have you learned them? Try to write them all out correctly, then ask an adult to check them!

Literacy: Lesson 5: Instructions: Write a set of instructions

Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will be writing your own set of instructions. When you have finished, edit your writing carefully. Teachers would love you to ask parents send these to year group emails. Please do not upload any of your work online to any social media sites.

Maths: It's lesson 4 of White Rose Maths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

The sheets are below. If you have time, also do the Friday Maths Challenge! Phew!

PSHE: Super Hero Power

Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity! Remember if you don't have a printer, simply copy it out. Have a great weekend!

Thursday 4th June 2020.

 Literacy: Spend a little longer on Literacy today as I've squeezed two lessons into one. Don't worry! The topic lesson is a little shorter today so your home learning time will be the same. Unless you want more!

Lesson 3: Instructions: Identifying and understanding the features of a text Listen carefully to the input in the video. During the independent task, write your answers in your exercise book. When you have finished, go back to the video to check your answers.

 Lesson 4: Instructions: SPaG focus- Adverbs Listen carefully to the input in the video and carefully rewrite the WAGOLL with a focus on adverbs. Complete the task in your exercise books and then check the video for answers and examples.

Maths: It's lesson 3 of White Rose Maths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Remember if you don't have a printer you can write the answers in your book. Here are the sheets:

Art: Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by using things you find. Go on a walk (safely) or look in your garden or other outdoor space (if you have one). Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles. (Don’t break bits off of trees or plants please!) Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share.If you don't have a garden and can't get outside find objects in your house. You could use toys from your room! (please avoid taking things from your kitchen or bathroom).

Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

Vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWOurDE6fs&feature=youtu.be or L6 Angry Words.

 Literacy: Lesson 2: Instructions: Reading Comprehension- Word Meaning Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson.

Maths: White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Fractions on a number line You may want to print and use the blank fraction pieces from the sheet. or copy them out. Positioning fractions on a blank number line can be a real challenge – do listen extra carefully to the teacher’s explanation. Remember, it’s about estimating to show your understanding of the size of fractions, not being exact to the nearest millimetre! 

 

PE: This week we will put RE on hold and do a PE lesson instead. Use YouTube to find a PE lesson. Joe Wicks is good, but I've also been using 'Cosmic Kids Yoga' https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ There's a number of Yoga lessons inspired by various films and stories. I've done the Pokemon session, a Minecraft one and two based on Star Wars. Have a look at the selection and carry one out. Namaste!

Tuesday 2nd June 2020.

 Good morning again Year 3! We're going to trial a new system of learning this week in that much more of it is going to be online. At the end of the week I'll send a text out to see how you found it. In the meantime, as well as sending your work to office@whitchurchprimary.co.uk as so many of you have, also send it to carl.hornsby@whitchurchprimary.co.uk so I can see how you're getting on. Remember to send it to both, as the office address gets your work on Facebook etc.

Spellings: Here are this week's spellings. You all know how to Look, Cover, Write and Check. You don't need to print the sheet out, copy it into your book.

 

Literacy: We are going to reinforce our understanding of Instructions: 

Lesson 1: Instructions: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval

For this lesson, watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen to navigate between activities. Don’t forget to click on link to watch The Challenge! When you have listened to the input, answer the questions in your exercise books. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done.

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June. This block of learning focuses upon fractions, including tenths as decimals. You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 

Science: 

What do you know about human life cycles? Did you know there is a life cycle of a plant? Part of this is pollination? Refer back to work you completed last term where you drew and labelled parts of a flower. Reproduction is a process that all living things do. Reproduction of flowering plants is made possible through the processes of pollination, seed production, seed dispersal and germination.

Watch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zpcg9j6

How else might seeds be dispersed?

Challenge - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/play/

 

Monday 1st June 2020.

 I hope you had a great half term! The weather was fantastic, so I really hope you managed to get outside in a safe open space! Today is an inset day, so all the staff are in school learning themselves! I hope you want to do some learning too, so before we start on this term's main topics tomorrow, have a look at these 'welcome back' activities:

Literacy: What was the best thing you did in the holiday? Tell me about it! You can either create a written piece about it using your usual skills, or employ some of the new skills you learned last term as 'revision'. Why not make a newspaper report about something you did, or write a set of instructions! Add illustrations and send them in, the Facebook, Twitter and website will update with them on Friday!

Maths: Shape! 2D and 3D shape. Can you find examples of 2D and 3D shapes around your home. Write down 5 2D shapes and 5 3D shapes. Then write facts about them. Window: Rectangle, 4 sides, 4 corrners, right angles. Cereal box: 6 faces, 12 faves, 8 vertices.

Topic: I enjoyed doing this one in the holiday: Try to find something for every letter of the alphabet. You can go out on a walk (keep apart from others) or look around your house. No names or colours. So on a walk you might see: Ball, Car, Door (A is difficult, as is O and Y). To make it really challenging make it just living things, or things that move!

I hope you enjoy today's tasks, and are looking forward to the full topics starting tomorrow!

Friday 22nd May 2020.

 Term 5 ends today! It's gone so quickly! Hopefully the weather will stay nice next week! Today we will round off our work and take a look at a holiday project!

Literacy: A choice of two activities today! 1. Following on from instructions, use what you've learned to write an imaginary set of instructions! Write an instruction book for anything you like! Remember the title, list of what you'll need, steps and pictures, but make it exciting. Write a guide for Harry Potter's wand! How does Spiderman's web slinger work? Is there an instruction manual to make the Millennium Falcon fly? Think about a book, film or game you've really enjoyed, and think about something unique from it! For a real challenge try one of Wallace and Gromit's creations!

2.If you don't fancy doing instructions again, create a wordsearch. Draw a square 10 by 10 and hide ten words in it. Write the words in different directions, up, down, left or right (but make sure they're in straight lines) then hide them with random letters. Then, write quiz questions for each word. That way, the person doing the wordsearch will have to answer a question, then find the word. Q: What animal has a long neck: The person is searching for giraffe!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  Its the Friday Maths challenge! Good luck!

PSHE: Complete a sheet of your choice from the Time Capsule below! Remember to keep this important historic article! Then, over the holiday if you ever want an activity choose another page and complete it until it's done. Remember you don't need a printer for this, as the page titles can be copied out!

HOLIDAY PROJECT: Following on from instructions, can you make a board game? If you've played a board game before you'll know how they work. They normally use 4 pieces (one for each player) a dice/ die (for movement), and a board! Some games have cards to add action to the game, and you only get to use one when you land on certain squares. Create a game and write instructions for it. Remember it can be on anything, similar to our instructions above! As you've got the week make it as detailed as possible, as this will add to the appearance. Make your counters a work of art! As usual, take photographs for the website, and I'll see you in Term 6!

Have a sensational holiday!

Thursday 21st May 2020.

Literacy: It's time to complete our instructions today! Start by using a coloured pen to upgrade yesterday's work. Add in imperative verbs (bossy verbs) to each line. Make sure it's set out similar to the 'success criteria' you created on Monday: Does it have a title? Does it have a list of items you'll need? Are there numbered steps, or bullet points? Really edit and refine your work to write the best set of instructions. When you've finished improving it, publish it. Write it out with attention to detail, handwriting and accuracy. Once complete add your picture so the person following your instructions can see what they're looking to do or make. Finished? Give the instruction to another family member or someone who looks after you to see if they can follow them. Can they actually make your product?

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Worksheets will be available after half term for White Rose Maths, but as before, BBC Bitesize has a link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcny9q

Art: I've been looking forward to this week! We now understand what a mosaic is, how they are built and what they look like. This week, and for our final week on mosaics, make a mosaic using modern materials! Try to get a number of similar objects, but of different colours, and create a mosaic on a flat surface. Position the objects to make a pattern or an image. Once complete, take a photograph and sent into the school, we'd love to see them! Items to use could include Lego bricks (I've seen some rainbows made from Lego already), buttons, cotton reels, beads...anything! I even saw one on the internet where people had used their cars!

Wednesday 20th May 2020.

Literacy: Today we are going to draft our instructions. Think about something you'd like to write instructions for. It may be how to make something, or how to play a game. I'm going to do 'Instructions for Snakes and Ladders!' (that's my title).

You will need:

Dice.

A snakes and ladders board.

Counters (one per player)

Aim of the game:

To be the first to reach the end of the board, avoiding the snakes and going up the ladders.

Instructions:

1.The first player rolls the dice. Count this many squares along the board.

2. Player 2 then rolls the dice and repeats this.....

and so on.... Write your instructions out in draft form ready for tomorrow, where we will add to them and refine them.

 Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Worksheets will be available after half term for White Rose Maths, but as before, BBC Bitesize has a link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgxhbk

RE: We finish our exploration of Hinduism by looking at a Hindu story. We know from previous studies of Christians that there are many Christian stories in the Bible. 'Open the Book' used to come and tell us some! Hindus have many stories too! Here is one of them: The story of Rama and Sita.

Long ago there was a great warrior prince called Rama, who was married to Sita. However, a demon king called Ravana, who had many arms and heads,  wanted to marry Sita, so he tricked her by appearing as an injured deer in a forest. Sita found the deer and was deeply upset, so asked her husband, Rama, to go and help it. Rama did this, but before leaving drew a magic circle around Sita to protect her in the woods. When Rama left, the villain Ravana found Sita and transformed from a deer in to a thirsty homeless man. Begging Sita to help him, he tricked her into walking out of the magic circle, and captured her, flying her away in a magic chariot!

When Rama found out Sita was gone, he vowed to rescue her from Ravana. To do this he enlisted the help of the monkey god Hanuman. Hanuman flew across mountains and oceans, eventually finding Sita in Hanumans castle! Together Hanuman and Rama gathered a monkey army and attacked the castle! There was a huge battle between monkeys and demons, in which it looked like Rama would lose. However, the gods had given him a magic arrow, that he fired at Ravana! It hit him, and killed him! The war was won, Rama rescued Sita and they began their journey home. As it was dark people lit small lamps to help them find their way (Diva lamps) They arrived home, safe, and there was a huge celebration!

That it the story of Rama and Sita! There is also a video here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-hindu-story-of-rama-and-sita/zdtmnrd Use this to create a poster, book cover or DVD cover of the story! Remember to include as many of the images as you can!

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020.

 Literacy: Yesterday we looked at instructions. When I looked at a number of examples, I noticed they all had a title. They also had a picture of what I was aiming to make. They had a list of what I'd need, and a list of numbered steps for how to do it. They also used imperative verbs. Imperative verbs are 'bossy words', or commands, that tell you what to do. I've placed a great list of imperative verbs below. Can you write a sentence for 10 of the verbs? Choose a bossy verb, then use it to begin a sentence. Repeat the exercise 9 times. Then, draw a picture for one of the sentences. An example would be: Cook the rice before molding it into shape.

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Worksheets will be available after half term for White Rose Maths, but as before, BBC Bitesize has a link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmg47h

Science: Watch the video of our science experiment below. Cut your celery, or plant open if you did the experiment. Hopefully you'll notice the inside of the plant is the same colour as your food dye. This is because the plant has 'transported' water through it's system. Write up how you did your experiment, and what you've found out: That plants 'transport' water through themselves. Don't use the word 'suck'. Plants don't such, as they don't have muscles! Add some drawings too!

Monday 18th May 2020.

Literacy: We will complete a week on instruction texts this week, writing our own at the end of the week. Toda find out what instruction texts are. Look online, in recipe books or find some instructions in a game or toy. Are there any similarities? Do the instructions show you what you'll need? Are there numbered steps? Is there a picture showing you the finished outcome? Create a list of what all instructions include. We will use this as a success criteria later in the week!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Worksheets will be available after half term for White Rose Maths, but as before, BBC Bitesize has a link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

History: The Roman Invasion of Britain! Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=475sbcUj9t4

Also, use Twinkl and the internet to research the Roman Invasion of Britain. Here are some key dates: 100 BC (Over 2000 years ago): Celts lived in England. 55BC: Julius Caeser, a Roman Empror, led an invasion into Britain, which failed. 54BC (one year later) He tried again, and failed again! 43AD (over 100 years later) Emperor Claudius invaded, and conquered England! Use this information to create a timeline! Draw a line across the middle of your page and mark on these historic events. Add drawing to make it more interesting to the reader!

Friday 15th May 2020.

Literacy:

Sunshine peering through the clouds,

People are outside

Running up and down heir gardens

In the sun.

Now it is Spring

Grass is green.

This is an example of an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is when the first letter of each line in the poem spell out a word, in this case SPRING! The poem doesn't have to rhyme, but the lines do have to be about the subject. If you were writing an acrostic poem about football, each line would begin with an F, then an O, then an O, then a T and so on, and would be about the sport. Have a go yourself! You can do SPRING with different words, or choose ANY subject of your own! Once finished, use a coloured pen or pencil to upgrade it with interesting words. Then, draw picture to go alongside your acrostic poem!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

It's the Friday Maths challenege, and it's online! Good luck!

PSHE/ Citizenship: It's time to work on the 'time capsule' sheets again! This is a superb historical document that I hope you'll look back on in years's to come. Go to  Friday 24th April, and you can download and print it. If you can't print it, you can easily copy the pages out on to paper. Complete pages 4 and 5 about yourself and the community. Add in how you are feeling and what's going on around you!

 

Thursday 14th May 2020.

 Literacy:  A fun one today! Make a quiz! There's a lot of people making quizzes at the moment to play on Zoom or Skype, so make one of your own! You can play it with your family, or send it on to the school. We'll put your questions on Facebook so other people can play it! Remember a quiz question looks like this:

Q: When was Whitchurch Primary School built?

A: 1914.

Remember your question needs to be a full sentence, ending in a question mark (?). Your answer just needs to be the answer! It helps if you start a new line each time. Questions often start with Who, Where, What, When or Why. Can you think of a question for each of these words? Your questions can be on anything you like, but make sure you definitely know the answers! You could make questions on anything from the Romans to Pokemon, Star Wars to Peppa Pig!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

As before, we hope to have the sheets unlocked for Monday. IN the meantime please go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvbrj6 after you've watched the White Rose Maths videos.

Art: More Roman Mosaics! By now you should have a good understanding of what a mosaic is. Today we are going to make one using coloured tiles. You'll need an old magazine or comic and a glue stick. Cut several colour pages of the magazine into squares. Sort them into colours. Then, stick them onot a page to make a mosaic! Remember to put the tiles as close together as possible, but try not to make them touch. You'll see in actual mosaics that they don't. If you don't have any magazines or glue, you can draw one and colour it, or use an art package on a computer. Most computers have Microsoft Paint on them, and even better if you can find one with a square 'stamp' tool.

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Literacy:  It's the final day of newspapers! You have in your books your title, headline, subheadline, article with quotes and a caption with a picture. Using a spare piece of paper, position all this on the page and create your newspaper front page! Remember to add in finer details such as the date, price and your name. If you've any spare space, add in an advert for something else inside the paper or a product you can buy. Once complete, edit it with a coloured pen or pencil, just like a real newspaper editor. If you can, send them in to the school and we'll place them online, so the world can read your report!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This week's units are on multiplication. We're working on dividing a 2 digit by a 1 digit number today. Watch the video! We are still trying to get the work sheets unlocke, and should have this done for Monday. Parents, please do not subscribe to White Rose Maths worksheets. Thank you.

RE: Today we will look at one of the Hindu main festivals: Diwali. This is a festival of 'light over darkness', 'good over evil' and 'learning over not learning'! It is a five day festival that takes place in October or November (it doesn't have a set date, much like the Christian festival of Easter). During the festival Hindus wear their finest clothes, decorate their houses with lights, exchange gifts and have a feast with family and friends! This sounds a lot like the Christian festival of Christmas! Lights include 'Diva lamps', that are small thumb pots decorated with paints and colours. Tea lights are lit in them. Foods include vegetables, rice and bread (many Hindus are vegetarian as they do not believe in killing animals). Sweets include small balls of sweetly flavoured rice. The festival ends with a huge fireworks display, just like November 5th in England! Draw and label what you think a Hindu 'Diwali' festival looks like. (If you do any further research, it's sometimes spelt 'Divali'.)

Tuesday 12th May 2020.

Literacy:  Today is our penultimate day on newspapers (that means we finish on them tomorrow). You have your title, headline and subheadline. Today write the main report. You've done this for 'The Tunnel', so now write it for your subject or idea. Remember it's in the third person (meaning you weren't there) and in the past tense (it's all ready happened.) Remember to include quotes (direct speech such as The man said: ' I've never seen anything like it.'). Aim to write at least a page. When completed, draw a picture of your event, and include a 'caption', a description of what is going on in your picture.

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This week's units are on multiplication. We're working on multiplying a 2 digit by a 1 digit number today. Watch the video! Yesterdaywe tried to get the work sheets unlocked but White Roase Maths were very busy. Instead, BBC Bitesize has an activity that matches. Find it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4gcqt

Science: It's time for a final look at our plants! Here are mine!

Write up your investigation. Draw a cross in the middle of your page and draw the 4 plants. What do you notice about each one, and what does this prove?

Next, we're going to set up our next experiment. You'll need some celery (or any plant) and some food dye. Don't panic if you haven't got them, and don't go out to buy them, as I'll be creating a video and placing it on here this afternoon. Look carefully at the celery, what do you notice? Draw anything interesting you see. Then, place the celery into a a glass, and pour a small amount of water into the glass (about 2cm depth). Add food colouring, What do you think is going to happen? Make notes in your book, and we'll return to this experiment next week!

Monday 11th May 2020.

Literacy: This week we complete our newspaper work by producing our own paper about a subject of our choice. What will your newspaper headline be about? Last week you did 'The Tunnel', this week it can be on anything. Maybe an article about your favourite story, film, or computer game. Maybe it can be something you've done at home recently, or even a piece on what's going on at the moment across the world. As practiced, design your headline in CAPITAL letters. It needs to be short and clear. Write down three about your chosen subject. Next, do the same for the subheadline, and then repeat this for your newspaper title. You should have 3 headline, 3 subheadlines and 3 newspaper titles. Choose your favourite of each one for use this week.

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

This week's units are on multiplication. We start with 4 and 8. It would be useful if you could use counters to help you. Anything will work, such as buttons or Lego bricks. We do have a worksheet subscription, which I will post tomorrow. Instead, attempt the sheets here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

History: All about Romans! Today we will carry out some Roman research. As usual, draw a line down the middle of your page and one across it to create a large cross in the middle of the page. This will make 4 sections. At the top of box one write 'Roman Roads'. In box two write 'Roman Baths', in box three 'Roman soldiers' and box four 'Roman houses'. Now use the internet or books to research these areas. If you find this challenging, just do Roman Roads using the information below. If you find it less challenging, do Roman Baths too, and then soldiers and so on. You all have a password for Twinkl, that can be found in the link on our front page. There is a lot of information here so this is a great place to start'. Remember, note form is okay, as this will help you in later work

 

 

Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020. Please only do this work if you want to. If you want to enjoy the bank holiday (and VE day) do!

Drama: Year 3's Got Talent! Do you have a talent, skill or ability you'd like to share with the class. You may be able to sing, dance or do a trick! Rehearse your skill, and show it to your family. If you can, film it and send it to office@whitchurchprimary.co.uk. We'll share some next week (Please lower phone settings so video is below 25MB in size, Thanks). Here's one Jake from Key Stage 1 sent me!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 3(w/c 4th May). The challenge today is a cooking one though! Make something great for Bank Holiday!

PSHE/ Citizenship: It's time to work on the 'time capsule' sheets again! This is a superb historical document that I hope you'll look back on in years's to come. Go to  Friday 24th April, and you can download and print it. If you can't print it, you can easily copy the pages out on to paper. Remember we're completing page 2, all about what's going on at the moment. If you don't have any images, draw them! History in the making!

VE Day: It's also VE Day today. Carry put some research on what this day is, or look at the Twitter link on the front page of our website. If you can't get to this why not make a read, white and blue flag! Enjoy the day, and the whole weekend! Mr Hornsby.

 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020.

Literacy:  We complete our newspaper reports today! Look at the newspaper report below, and see how it is laid out. The title of the paper is at the top, with headline below, then the subheadline, followed by the report, in columns, with a picture and caption. On a page lightly trace out in pencil where your newspaper parts are going to go. Add in optional extras such as the date, price of your paper and the reporter (that's you!) If you have any spaces don't worry. Now complete your report! Use all your information from this week, and 'The Tunnel' story itself to complete your report. Once finished you can place some adverts in the gaps you have. They can be about products people can buy, or other articles in the newspaper. Well done, you've completed a newspaper report on 'The Tunnel'! We will continue our work on newspapers next week!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 3(w/c 4th May). Today we look at multiplying by 3 and 4 using arrays. Remember, if too challenging go to Year 2, if not challenging enough Year 4.

Art: We can continue our work on Roman mosaics. Look at some mosaics on the internet, in a book or the ones below from last Thursday's art lesson. Roman mosaics were not always 10x10 squares placed uniformly. In fact, they placed the tiles where they decided, and used irregular shaped tiles. Think about our mosaic circle in the playground near the new building! Use this idea to design your own mosaic. Draw shapes where you like in your book and colour them how you like. However, each shape can only be one colour, just like a real mosaic. As before, make a design like the Romans did, or a modern one of your own. Romans often built mosaics of heroes of the time, either from stories or real life (see Medusa below). Who are your heroes?

Wednesday 6th May 2020.

Literacy: Today we are going to add quotes to our newspaper report. Reread the story, reread your box up and then reread your report from yesterday. Where could you add a quote in? Think about what characters could talk, were there people walking past or looking on? Did an investigating police officer have something to say? Remember quotes follow the same pattern as direct speech but use a : instead of a , so it's The man said: 'Everyone knows not to go in there, who knows why they did.' Add lines of speech to your report, in the quote format.

Next, we're going to add a picture and caption. Remember the picture will be about the story, and will make the reader look at the newspaper and take interest. Draw your picture, then write a caption below, using our notes on captions from last week. You should now have a headline, subheadline, report with quotes, a picture and caption, plus your newspaper headline!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 3(w/c 4th May). We continue a unit on pounds and pence. Parents/ Carers, if you can it would be useful for the children to have small amounts of actual money to work with. Please see if there is a selection of coins in your home for them to use. Thank you. Again, if you finish early, or find it too challenging, or even want to do more, please go to the Y2 and Y4 pages!

RE: Hinduism and Christianity. Last week we looked at these two religions and saw there are many similarities, such as both religions using a temple or church to worship in, and having a holy person to lead the service.

There are also similarities in that both religions use signs and symbols. Below is a Hindu sign. It makes the sound 'Aum'. Hindus say it at the end of their prayers. What signs to Christians have, and what do they say at the end of their prayers? There is another sign below, called a swastika. This is a sign of peace to Hindus, which is surprising as in Year 5 and 6 you'll learn about where this sign was used in World War 2. Hindus have lots of stories too, such as the story of Rama and Sita. What Christian stories do you know? (Think about Reverent Martins assemblies) Hindus can also wear a special bracelet on their right wrists called a rakhi. Can you think of any clothing items a Christian might wear? Finally, both Christian and Hindu weddings are huge celebrations. The Christian Bride normally wears white. What colour does a Hindu bride wear?

Draw a line down the middle of your book. On one side write 'Hindu', and on the other 'Christian'. Now write the similarities either side. For example, on one side you could draw the 'Aum' symbol (below) and on the other you could draw the cross. As an extension, find out what the story of 'Rama and Sita' is!

Term 5 

Tuesday 5th May 2020.

Literacy: Today we are going to write the main newspaper report about 'The Tunnel'. Read the story from last week to remind yourself about it. Then, find your 'box-up', where you placed the story into each box. rewrite each box as a newspaper report. Remember, reports are in the third person (You are not there) and the past tense (It's already happened). I've done the first paragraph for you:

Yesterday a brother and sister found themselves in trouble. The quiet, reserved sister, and the brother, a football fan, did not get on, as the brother enjoyed teasing the sister about her fear of the dark.

Now complete the other four paragraphs. We'll reorganise and alter them later this week.

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 3(w/c 4th May). We continue a unit on pounds and pence. Parents/ Carers, if you can it would be useful for the children to have small amounts of actual money to work with. Please see if there is a selection of coins in your home for them to use. Thank you. Again, if you finish early, or find it too challenging, or even want to do more, please go to the Y2 and Y4 pages!

Science: We will return to the plants we set up last week, and see how they are doing. Remember, we had three plants, one had no water, one had no light and one had no soil. Find yours out, how are they getting on? Once again draw a cross on your page by drawing a line down the middle and across the middle. Now draw each plants progress after a week. Do they look different? Write why you think this is? Do they look the same, write why you think this is (maybe plants can survive a week without water?) Make a record of all the things you notice.

For next week's lesson we'll need some celery, food colouring and adult help. If you can't get these by next Tuesday (and do not go out purely to get them) please don't panic, I'll be setting up the lesson using my camera for you to watch!

Monday 4th May 2020.

Literacy: Last week we explored what makes a good newspaper report. This week we are going to write one. It will be based on 'The Tunnel', so read this story again. You'll find it below under Tuesday 21st April. You also boxed the story up on this day so use that too. What would make a good headline and sub headline for this story? Remember the headline is in CAPITAL letters and grabs our attention. It needs to be short and interesting. Write 3 headlines you could use, then tick your favourite. Next,  write a sub headline that tells us a little bit more, and is more factual. Go back and read last week's notes on these areas. Write two more. Again, tick your favourite.  Finally, design a title for your paper. Remember to make it bold so it stands out. Place the date and price of your paper underneath.

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 3(w/c 4th May). We start a unit on pounds and pence. Parents/ Carers, if you can it would be useful for the children to have small amounts of actual money to work with. Please see if there is a selection of coins in your home for them to use. Thank you. Again, if you finish early, or find it too challenging, or even want to do more, please go to the Y2 and Y4 pages!

History: Romulus and Remus! This is an interesting story, that the Romans used to show how their civilization began. It (very probably!) isn't true, but it is good. Can you find out about this story? When you have, make a 'story board' of what happened in the tale. Take a piece of A4 (or any similar size) paper and place it landscape (The same way as a television screen, rather than a mobile phone). Draw a line across the middle. Then, draw two lines from top to bottom to make 6 boxes. In each box include one of the key events in the story. If you want to do more, use both sides of the paper, and do 12 parts! Here is a useful link using your Twinkl log-in: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4185-romulus-and-remus-story-powerpoint

Here is my version of the story, in six sections to help with your story board:

1.A princess had two twin sons, Romulus and Remus. Her father, the King, was furious so ordered that the baby boys were sent off down the river in a basket to die.

2. A wolf found the twin boys, and looked after them. A woodpecker brought them food.

3. The boys were later found by a shepherd. The boys grew up to be strong and wise. Both wanted to build a city, but couldn't decide on which hill.

4.They decided to settle it by waiting for a sign from God. However, they fell out over the sign (They couldn't decide whether God sent 6 or 12 vultures to tell them) so Romulus started to build his city. Remus was cross and attacked him.

5.Romulus won the fight, killing his brother! He began to build his own city on the site where he started.

6. Romulus crowned himself King, and names his city Rome, after himself. The city grew and grew for a 1000 years!

 

 

Friday 1st May 2020.

Literacy:  It's our final day on exploring newspaper reports. Next week we will create our own together. Today we are going to look at quotes and captions. A quote is where you report the speech of someone in a newspaper report. This is similar to how you wrote speech during last week's story, except for one thing! In a newspaper, rather than writing a , (comma) before the " (inverted comma, or speech marks)  you use a : (colon). This will explain it:

The man said, "Where are you going?"

The man said: "Where are you going?"

Do you see the difference? In a newspaper it's : and in a story t's , Write these sentences into speech for a newspaper:7

1.The commentator said he's done it at 100 years of age becomes The commentator said: "He's done it! At 100 years of age!"

2.The builder said it's okay for a model with so few pieces.

3.The boy said it tingled a little, then I started seeing things.

4.The girl said thats not a pin, its a mark on the photo

We will finish Friday working on captions. A caption is a short piece of text that describes the picture. It normally says what it is, and when. So the first image below could be: A running track, yesterday. The simplest captions are ones that describe the image as easily and simply as possible. Try the other three below:

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 2(w/c 27 April). Watch the Friday Maths challenge, and complete the task. Again, if it's a little too hard go to Year 2's lesson, to easy go to Year 4's (or complete them all if you're really enjoying it!)

PSHE/ Citizenship: It's time to work on the 'time capsule' sent out last Friday again! This is a superb historical document that I hope you'll look back on in years's to come. Go to last week's Friday, and you can download and print it. If you can't print it, you can easily copy the pages out on to paper. Then complete it! It's all about your feelings. Also, look at page 2. Before next Friday start to collect images for this page, and remember, don't worry if you can't get any, as drawn ones will look just as good! Enjoy the weekend! Mr Hornsby.

Thursday 30th April 2020.

 Literacy: We will continue looking at newspapers today. So far we have looked at headlines and sub-headlines, today we will look at the actual report. Read a newspaper report, either in a newspaper or online in your house. If you can't do this, use a magazine instead, as they are similar. What do you notice about the style of writing? It is written in the past tense (as in the events have already happened) and the third person (you are writing as if you were not there/ you didn't see the event happen). The past tense is used to write about something that has happened in the past. It isn't happening now. So you wouldn't write: 'The man is watching the cat, who is climbing the tree', you'd write: 'The man watched the cat climb the tree.' Third person is used to write about events as if you weren't there, so you wouldn't write 'I watched the cat', you'd write 'The man watched the cat'. Change these sentences from present tense to past tense:

  1. The 100 year old man is running down the field, then jumping across the sandpit. (The 100 year old man ran down the field then jumped across the sandpit.)
  2. Lego is making a new set of bricks.
  3. The boy is being bitten by a spider. This will let him climb walls.
  4. The girl looks at the fairies. She takes a photo of them.
  5. Write three sentences of your own, in the past tense.

Remember to write in the third person. This is when you are not at the event, and are writing about someone else. You've learned about pronouns (him, he, she, it...) so will be using these. Write a short piece about what a family member did yesterday. It might be your brother, sister or whoever looks after you. Make it third person, past tense, so it happened yesterday, to someone else. For example you wouldn't write: 'I am making breakfast', you'd write 'The boy made breakfast.'

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 2(w/c 27 April). Watch Lesson 4 on problem solving, and complete the task. Again, if it's a little too hard go to Year 2's lesson, to easy go to Year 4's (or complete them all if you're really enjoying it!)

Art: Thursdays will be our art lesson day! We will be completing a piece of art popular with the Romans. Using books, the internet or the images below, what can you find out about the below images. Yes, they are mosaics! These were very popular during Roman times. Many wealthy (rich) Romans had them in their houses, or 'villas'. If you've been to the Roman baths you may have seen them there, or under the floor at Keynsham library. We are going to make our own! Draw a 10 by 10 grid of squares in your book, or, use your maths book that will already have squares in it. You will have 10 squares across, and 10 down, so 100 in total. Then colour them in! You can make a pattern, or a picture. You may like to do a traditional one, or a more modern design. Again, see the images below!

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020.

Literacy: Today we will continue looking at newspaper reports by looking at sub headlines.This is a secondary piece of information that tells you more about the story once the headline has caught your attention. Look at Monday's newspaper cover. What do you think the sub headline is? That's right, it's 'TOURISTS SET TO BLAST INTO SPACE NEXT YEAR'. It tells us more about the story, and is less 'fun' and more serious. It tells us what the story is about in as short away as possible. You'll note it's still in capital letters, but is written a little smaller than the main headline. Look at your newspapers from Monday, do any of these have sub headlines? Yesterday I wrote a headline: CAT STUCK IN TREE. My sub headline is going to be 'MOODY MOGGY REMAINS IN WHITCHURCH SCHOOL TREE FOR THREE DAYS. It tells us a little bit more about the story: Where it happened and for how long. Can you write sub-headlines for the 5 headlines you wrote yesterday? (This is why you left a line under each one. Fit it in here. If you didn't, don't worry, write them below. Once you've completed this, write three of your own, then draw a picture for one of them!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 2(w/c 27 April). Watch Lesson 3 on problem solving, and complete the task. Again, if it's a little too hard go to Year 2's lesson, to easy go to Year 4's (or complete them all if you're really enjoying it!)

RE: Hinduism and Christianity.

Last week we had an introduction to Hinduism. Today we will learn a little bit more, by comparing to another religion we've learned about: Christianity. Copy and complete these sentences:

Hindus worship in a 'Mandir' or temple. Christians worship in a c                  .

A person who leads Hind worship is called a 'Pujari'. A person who leads Christian worship is called a v              .

 A red mark on the forehead is a sign of God's blessing to Hindus. Christians eat b              and drink w             as a sign of God's blessing.

Hindus light small lamps called 'Diva' lamps in their temples. Christians light c                   in their churches.

A Hindu festival is 'Divali'. A Christian festival is C             mas.

Once you've completed these sentences, draw either a 'Mandir', 'Pujan' or 'Diva' lamp. You can look online for these, or use these images below.

Tuesday 28th April 2020.

 Literacy: Yesterday we wrote a list of all the things a newspaper contains. Here's mine: Name of paper with date and price. Headline. Who the reporter is. Sub headline. Report. Quotes (or speech). Picture (with caption). Information about other articles inside the paper. Today we are going to concentrate on newspaper names and headlines. First of all the name: It needs to be short and snappy. Newspaper titles include The Mirror (as it reflects whats going on), The Guardian (as it 'guards' the truth), The Observer (as it observes what's happening) and The Times (as it tells us about our times). Can you think of a similar title that is one or two words, and tells us what it's doing? I'm choosing 'The Eye', as it sees what's going on in the world! Write it out in a large font style, and colour it.

Next, we need to try writing headlines. Headlines are short, snappy, and tell us about the story. They are normally no more than 5 or 6 words (but can be). So if you reporting on next door's cat, Mr Miaows, climbing up a tree, then not being able to get down, your headline would be...CAT STUCK IN TREE! Remember headlines are in capital letters. Write headlines for these stories (please remember to leave a line between each one):

There is a roaring fire in a wood that burns down a 1000 year old tree.

Lego are bringing out a set that allows you to build Whitchurch Primary School.

A 100 year old man sets a local long jump record at a school sports day.

A boy is  bitten by a radioactive spider on a school trip, and can now climb walls.

A girl has seen fairies in her back garden, and has photos to prove it.

Next, can you write three of your own?

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 2(w/c 27 April). Watch Lesson 2, then click on 'Get the Activity'. Again, I really do hope everyone is able to access this and can complete it. If not, please text me immediately using the school system. IF too difficult please go to the Year 2 maths, if too easy go to Year 4. Thank you.

Science: What do plants need to grow healthily? Write it down now! We are going to carry out a series of tests this week to see what plants need to grow. In your book draw a line down the middle, and a line across the middle, so you make a + sign, and 4 sections in your book. Now think what a plant would need: You're probably thinking light, water, soil... anything else? In section 1 draw a plant getting everything it needs EXCEPT light. In section two a plant getting everything it needs EXCEPT water, and in section 3 everything EXCEPT soil. In section 4 draw a plant getting everything. Now use these drawings to set up a test. You'll need 4 plants, which you may be able to get from a garden, or may have in the house. If you can't get them don't worry, as I'm setting up the experiment in my office, so we can use mine next week. For the plant that gets no light, put it somewhere dark (remember to keep watering it). For the plant that gets no water, put it somewhere light, but don't water it, and so on. In a week's time we'll check back on them to see how they are doing!

Monday 27th April 2020.

Literacy: As mentioned last week we are going to be writing a newspaper report this term. We start today! Either in your house, or online, search for a selection of newspaper front covers. What do they all have in common? Look at the covers and see if you can find what looks the same on all of them. You could write: 'All newspapers have a headline', or 'All newspapers have a date.' Look at the fonts (letters) that they use. Are some in boldAre some in CAPITAL LETTERS? Why do you think this is. Create a list of things you notice. We will use this as our success criteria later in the week. If you can't find a newspaper, here's one below (Parents/ Carers please help with the newspapers by making sure they are appropriate. If going on line use 'First News' These are papers we have in school):

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 2(w/c 27 April). Watch Lesson 1 on  Fractions, then click on 'Get the Activity'. I really do hope everyone is able to access this and can complete it. If not, please text me immediately using the school system. I ftoo difficult please go to the Year 2 maths, if too easy go to Year 4. Thank you.

Geography: Using a map, globe, or any online map, can you locate Italy? Then, can you locate Rome? This is where the Romans came from. Over time, Rome conquered (defeated) a number of other countries. Can you find these on the map. To name a few, they were: Spain, France, Greece, North Africa. They also defeated Great Britain. This is where we live now. As you can see, the Romans defeated large parts of the world. How do you think they did this? Write down 5 ways you think they defeated these countries (one could be: They had very large armies). Then, draw a picture for one of your ideas.

Friday 24th April 2020.

Literacy: Today you are going to use yesterday's information to write your own story. Look back to yesterday's work to remind yourself of your characters, monster and setting. Also look at your box up or plot mountain and then...off you go! Try to write 5 paragraphs based on your box up, and aim for at least a page. Once you've done this, go back through the story with a purple pen (or any colour). Can you add speech? Look at the examples you wrote earlier this week and try to add at least 3 lines in. When done, and only if you can, take a photo and email it to the school. I can't wait to read them!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 1(w/c 20 April). Watch Lesson 4 on  Fractions, then click on 'Get the Activity'. After that, see if you can do the 'Friday' challenge. This is a lot of maths for one day so please try to do it all, good luck!

PSHE/ Citizenship: I'm hoping you can print off the pack I've attached. If you can't, it can be done by drawing each page as you go. This is a great document that a lot of schools are using. It's a 'time capsule' of pages for you to complete on what's going on at the moment. I thought we'd complete one each Friday as part of our PSHE lessons. This week read through the capsule then complete page 3. Again, if you don't have a printer please just copy down the headings: they're the parts that matter. This will make a great booklet to look back on when you're older: You are living through history right now!

Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Literacy:  We are now going to plan our monster story using similar techniques to what we did in Term 4. Remember what you did? If not look back to March 23rd onwards.... Divide your book up into 4 squares by drawing a line down the middle of the page and across the middle of the page so you've a + on the page. In box 1 draw your first character. In 'The Tunnel' it's Jack, the brother. Who will yours be? In the second box draw your second character. In 'The Tunnel' it's Rose, the sister. In box three draw your monster, and in box 4 draw your setting (in 'The Tunnel' it's a tunnel!). Once you've done this, plan your story on the next page by 'boxing it up'. Remember you draw 5 boxes and write the story sections out in notes. If you need a reminder look at Tuesday's work. Or, if you find it easier use a plot mountain like we did last term!

Maths: White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 1(w/c 20 April). Watch Lesson 3 on  Fractions, then click on 'Get the Activity'. Thank you for the texts. Equivalent fractions are quite challenging, so have a go. If you want something less challenging remember you can do the week's before and work through these, or click on the Year 2 tab. Keep it up!

Once you've had a go at this work, send me a text message by replying to any school text to let me know how you found it. I'd appreciate the feedback.

RE: Hinduism.

Can you find out 10 interesting facts about Hinduism? What is it? Where does it come from? How old is it? Write them in your book then draw a Hindu picture! If you can't get onto the internet and can't find anything in a book, try this 'missing words' challenge instead:

Hinduism is the world's oldest                  , with roots and customs dating back more than               years. Today, with about 900 million                Hinduism is the third-largest religion behind                  and Islam. Roughly 95 percent of the world's Hindus live in                 . Hindus worship many               and goddesses in addition to Brahman, who is believed to be the supreme God force present in all things. Gods are generally human in form, but can have many                , arms or even parts of animals.

Heads, religion, Gods, 4000, followers, Christianity.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020.

 Literacy: Today will be a two part lesson, looking at yesterday's story and then the speech in it. We're going to create a 'Tell Me' grid for the story. Make 4 sections on your page by drawing a line down the middle of the page, then a line across the middle, like a large + sign. In the first box write: What I like. In the second box write: What I dislike. In the third write: Patterns. In the fourth write Puzzles. Then complete the boxes. What do you like, dislike about the story. What things aren't answered, or are confusing. What similarities do you notice with other stories. Once complete, then make a list of any new vocabulary.

Now we are going to look at direct speech. Direct speech is when a character talks in a story, and how to write this down. Go through the story and look at examples of characters speaking. Generally the pattern of direct speech is: Character said,"What they said." OR Mother said ,"Out you go." Look carefully at where the punctuation goes. There is a comma after said, inverted commas (66 and 99) and punctuation. Have a go at writing 4 lines of speech yourself!

 

Maths

 Yesterday we will start a week's worth of learning on White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 1(w/c 20 April). Watch Lesson 2 on  Fractions, then click on 'Get the Activity'. I asked yesterday if you have any issues please send in a text by replying to any school message. As no one did I'm delighted to hear everything must have worked. Great! If it is working okay please send in a text to tell me that! I'd love to hear that it is!

Science

You can see from the boxes at the top of this page we are working on 'plants' this term. Let's start be revisiting last term's lesson we did at home on plants. If you haven't done it, you can do it now by scrolling down to the lesson from 25th March. Using the diagram, draw a plant but make sure you include all the aspects. Draw the sepal and style in the correct places, for example. Then, next to each part of the plant write what you think it is for. Here's an example: Petals: These are to attract insects to the plant. Using books, the internet or just your own ideas, please write what you think each part is for. Remember, it's only what you think, so there are no right or wrong answers here!

Welcome back! 

In case you hadn’t realised, it’s Mr Hornsby who has been setting the Year 3 work for the past few weeks. Hello everyone!

In Literacy we start with a Monster story then move onto a newspaper recount this term. As we’ve already written a story last term we should complete an excellent one quicker than the three weeks we usually allow. If you have spare time, try reading a few newspaper articles so you know what they look like (parents/carers will need to choose suitable ones).

In maths we start on fractions, and will be using White Rose Maths to help us this term.

Well done Year 3, keep working as hard as you are and stay safe!                        Mr Hornsby/

Tuesday 21st April 2020. 

Literacy:  As explained, we are going to work on a monster story. It's a really good one called 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne, Walker Books, 1997:

The Tunnel

 Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were different in every way. The sister stayed inside on her own, reading and dreaming, while the brother played football outside with his friends, laughing and shouting. He teased her all the time because she was a scaredy-cat. Sometimes at night he crept into her room to frighten her, for he knew that she was afraid of the dark.

 

 

One morning, their mother said, “Out you go together and try to be nice to each other, just for once.”

They went to the dump but immediately the boy rushed off to explore. Even though he knew his sister couldn’t keep up, he disappeared into a dark, dark tunnel. His sister was scared so she waited for him to come out again. She waited and waited and waited, but he did not come. She was close to tears. What could she do?

 

 

At last, she decided she had to follow him. The tunnel was dark and damp, slimy and scary, but she carried on and at the other end she found herself in a thick forest. She thought about wolves, giants and witches and she wanted to turn back but she couldn’t – for what would become of her brother if she left him? With her heart thumping loudly, she ran faster and faster through the tall trees.

 

 

Just when she could run no further she saw a figure, still as stone. It was her brother.

“Oh no!” she sobbed. “I’m too late.”

She threw her arms round the hard, cold statue. Very slowly, it became softer and warmer. Little by little it began to move. Her brother came back to life. They ran back, through the forest, through the tunnel and home. Together.

 

 

 

Back in the kitchen, their mother was putting lunch on the table.

“Hello,” she said warmly. “Is everything all right?” Rose smiled at her brother and Jack smiled back.

 

 

Read through the story, then 'box it up'. To do this draw 5 boxes in your book. Then write the basics of what happens in each story section in a box. So, your first box will have what happens at the start of the story, the second box what happens in the second part and so on. I've divided up the story into 5 paragraphs to help you. Once done, use your boxes to retell the story to a family member. Then, add some drawings to each box to really help your memory.

 

Maths

 Today we will start a week's worth of learning on White Rose Maths, click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We will be doing 'Summer Term - Week 1(w/c 20 April). Watch Lesson 1 on Equivalent Fractions, then click on 'Get the Activity'. If you have any issues accessing the website please let me know by replying to any school text message you've been sent in the past.

 

History

We begin our topic on the Romans. First, spend 15 minutes using the internet or any books you may have to find out about the Romans. Maybe you know something about them and this time period already?

Look at the images below:

 

 

The first picture shows two sets of Romans. How are the ones on the left different to the ones on the right? Why do you think this is? Make a chart to compare them. Extension: Look at the people in the image beneath the top one. What can you tell about these Romans?

 

 

Here are some of last year's Year 3 children demonstrating how to use the four operations in Maths. Click the links to see them in action!

 

Year 3 addition with carrying - https://youtu.be/a39to2_6RGM

Year 3 addition without carrying - https://youtu.be/wIUl__xD2f4

Year 3 subtraction - https://youtu.be/xqQh8cEztMM

Year 3 multiplication – https://youtu.be/cWZMLVYVuSo

Year 3 division - https://youtu.be/sty7TVK2QG0

Additional maths lessons for each day can be found herehttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Monday 20th April 2020!

Welcome back! Hopefully you’ve had a great two week Easter ‘Holiday’, and you’re now ready to return to learning. Today is going to be three ‘stand alone’ lessons, then tomorrow we will be starting on what you would’ve learned in Year 3 if you’d have been in school. Today’s lessons will hopefully help you get back into a routine!

Literacy: Writer’s choice: What have you done over the last two weeks that has been really exciting? Lots of children have sent in pictures and letters to the school. Have you baked something delicious? Have you built something fantastic from Lego? Have you been planting in the garden? Have you drawn a great picture or watched something brilliant on the television? Here are your choices:

A letter: Write me a letter about something you did in the holiday.

Instructions: Write instructions for something you baked or made.

Review: Did you play a computer game or watch a film, review it!

A piece of writing: Just write about something you’ve done.

Don’t worry too much about your finished piece: this is just to help us get back into the mood for writing! Try to write at least a page before you edit it. Add a small drawing at the bottom!

Maths: Again, this is a stand alone lesson, based on number patterns. Can you see a pattern in this:

2, 4, 6, 8, 10….that’s correct, it’s the two times table. Write it out and add the next two numbers.

Try this one: 4, 8, 12 ,­   ,     ,  24. Yes! It’s the 4 times table. Add the missing numbers.

This one is harder:    5, 9, 13, 17,…..Here we’re still counting in 4s, but we’ve started on 5.

Copy and complete these ones, and add the rule at the end. The first one is done for you:

2, 7, 12, 17, ?, ?, ?                        Add 5 each time.

20, 17, 14, 11, ?, ?,

7, 15, 23, ?, ?

2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ?, ?

6, 13, 27, 53, ?, ?

The last two are challenging! Once completed, write 5 for someone else in your house to try!

Art: Create a colour wheel collage. Draw a circle and divide it into 6 equal slices. Label them (in a clock wise direction) red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Then, collect different colours from magazines around the house. Cut them out and stick them on. If you have a garden, go outside and collect some natural items to stick on (grass is green!). Look through any boxes in your recycling, do they have colours? Here’s one I did last week:

Friday 3rd April 2020

English: Its' Friday! Today is a stand alone lesson on advertising and English design: Create your own DVD or game cover! Find out some DVDs or Computer games in your house. If you don't have any try looking some up on the internet. Lay out your DVDs/Games and think about what they have in common. For example, they all have the name of the DVD/Game in big bold letters that stand out. Try to write 9 more similarities, looking at the front and the back of the cover.

Then, using a whole page you're going to create your own DVD/Game cover. Use the 10 sentences to make sure you've get everything on there! Have fun!

Maths: 'Shut the box!' This is a fun game to play with two dice. If you don't have two dice you can download a dice app on most phones or 'google' 'dice roller'. 

Write the numbers 1-10 in your book. Roll two dice. Can you think of a calculation using your 2 dice that equals one of the numbers. So if you rolled a 2 and a 4 you could say '2x4=8'. Cross 8 off your numbers. Roll again, you might get a 3 and a 2. You could say 3-2=1, cross 1 out. How many goes does it take you to cross out all your numbers? You can also play this game against some one else. Both write your own 1-10 down and take it in turns. Who finishes first!

Design and Technology: Next week we are on holiday, so instead of setting our daily lessons we will be asking you to complete a large scale design and technology project. Using any materials you can find around your house that are about to be recycled or thrown away, build a model of your choice. In the past we've had a theme but this time it can be anything: Build what you want! You may like to construct a castle for your toy dolls or action figures to live in, or a space ship, or even a monster! Please take photos next Friday and post them on the facebook page or email them to whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk. I'll put them on our website!

Have a great holiday, and check back next Friday for another holiday task!

Thursday 2nd March 2020

English: Today we finish our story! We are going to write our resolution. What happens now the villain is defeated? Did he/she get defeated? Does the hero win anything as a result of the victory? Write about what celebrations take place, or you could leave your story on a cliff hanger... leading into your hero's next adventure! Aim to write at least half a page. Once finished, design what the book's cover would look like. Remember to put a title and the author's name: That's you!

Math: Using both your bar charts write ten questions that compare the two of them. For instance: Are there more red cars (Graph A) then yellow flowers (Graph B)? How many more pink pencils (Graph A) are there than white shells (Graph B). Once completed, go back thorough and create an answer sheet. Give it to a family member to complete, then check their answers.

History: Look at the picture below. It's of Whitchurch in days gone by! The Black Lion is now called the Toby Carvery! What other differences can you see? Make a list of 'Then' and 'Now'. So if the 'Then' is a horse and cart, the 'now' would be...(How do you get around?) You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

April 1st Quiz.

 

Here is a quick April 1st Quiz to start a new month! Make sure you read through the instructions first.

 

  1. 2+4=
  2. 3x3=
  3. 12=2+
  4. 8-7=
  5. Now draw a square around your first two answers.
  6. Now draw a triangle through the second two answers.
  7. Add the two numbers in squares together.
  8. Add the two numbers in triangles together.
  9. Draw a circle around this answer.
  10. Take 5 away from the circle number.
  11. Say your name this many times.
  12. Write down your age.
  13. Jump this many times next to where you’re working.
  14. Call for whoever looks after you.
  15. When they come in, say ‘nothing’.
  16. Look at the ceiling.
  17. Make a noise like a duck!
  18. Write down any number between 1 and 10.
  19. Bark this many times.
  20. Are you barking? Barking mad! If you are: April Fools! Did you read the first part?
  21. Always ‘Make sure you read through the instructions first!’ If you have read through them, don't do this test, you'll look silly!

English: Today we write our falling action. This is where the villain gets beaten! Or not! Yesterday you wrote a piece full of action, it's not time to decide what happened. Aim to write about half a page on this, adding in description and detail. This part will not take as long as others, so at the end 'purple pen' (using any colour you can find if you don't have purple) your entire story. Remember purple pen is where you edit your work, adding in extra words, description and corrections.

Maths: Can you complete another bar chart for anything? You'll need to use your skills from this week so far to make a tally chart then turn it into a bar graph. We will use both bar graphs in maths tomorrow.

Science: You'll need a chair, or something high, a plank of wood or card, and a toy car or something with wheels. Make a ramp using the chair and plank of wood or card. Roll the car down it. How far does the care travel along the floor? (If you can do this on a hard, smooth floor do, as carpets don't work so well) Measure how far the car went from the end of the ramp. Next, repeat the test but put something smooth on the ramp. You could use foil, or cling film. Does the car go further? Then, place something rough and uneven on the ramp. This could be carpet, or sandpaper. How far does the car go now? Uneven surfaces slow objects down, smooth surfaces don't. This is called Friction. Write your experiment up in your book.

Tuesday 31st March 2020

English: It's time to write the climax to the story. This is the most exciting part where your hero designs a way to stop the villain. They could have a battle (use lots of descriptive words and action verbs). The hero could set a trap (remember your 'How to catch a troll work in Year 2? Use this). Write a piece describing what happens between the hero and the villain. Aim to write at least a page, then draw a picture to show the action at the end!

Maths: Today we will use yesterday's tally chart to draw a bar chart about our information. Draw an x and a y axis. Label them. Along the x axis (bottom line) write the colours/ objects of what you did yesterday. Place numbers up[ the y (side) axis. Then, draw in  bars to show the number of items. Use 1 square per item. Once complete, colour it, then ask three questions about the chart.

Geography: Today we are going to make a treasure hunt! Hide ten objects around your house (you might want to use coins, or something small). Remember where they are! Then, write a walking guide to find each one. So if one is under your bed write instructions for how to walk to your room, then write a clue (It's underneath where I sleep!). Give the treasure hunt to a brother, sister or someone in your house to do! Do not hide things in unsafe places. It's probably best to avoid your kitchen.

 

Monday 30th March 2020

English: Welcome back! I hope you had a great weekend! Let's get straight to it. Review your work from last week. Remember you created a setting, a hero and a villain. Read about them to refresh your memory. Then look at your story mountain, and recall what's going to happen in your story. Next, look at Friday's story introduction. It's now time to continue! 

Bring your villain into the story. Does he appear in the hero's setting, or does the hero travel to the villain's setting? Write a description of your villain. Next, describe what it is he wants. Remember this is the rising conflict. What is your villain going to do or want that will need the hero to solve it? The villain may want an object, or may want to take something! Use your imagination and write at least a page. At the end draw a picture of the events and colour it in!

Maths. Today and tomorrow we will create a bar chart based on a tally chart. First, draw a table like the one below:

Object colour.         Tally.          Number.

Red                         III               3

Blue                        IIII              4

You may need to look up tally charts on the internet, as it's difficult for me to draw them on here! Now create a tally chart for any type of object around your house. It may be colours of Lego bricks in your collection, colours of flowers in your garden or colours of cars passing your house. Complete the tally chart. Now, write three questions based on your tally charts. Ask an adult or someone else in your house to answer the questions! Tomorrow we will use this information to create a graph!

Art. Take your pencil for a walk. Move your pencil around the page, overlapping and creating different irregular shapes. Once you have done this, colour each of the areas a different shape. This way you can create a striking piece of modern art. Display it in your house!

Friday 27th March 2020

English: At the end of the week we begin our story! Today we will write our story introduction. Using your plot mountain and hero description, introduce your main here. Use Wednesday's work to write a character description about them. Then, write where they are using your setting description from Monday. This will let the reader know who are main character is and where they are. Do not introduces Tuesday's villain yet, we will save this for next week. Aim to write at least a page.

Maths: Today we will convert yesterdays centimetre measurements into metres. There are 100cm in 1m. So, using decimals, 30cm = 0.30m. Similarly, 43cm=0.43m. Produce a table like the one below in your books and complete it.

Object:               Length in cm               Length in metres

Pencil                 19cm                           0.19m

For an extension task (only do this if you really understand measures) add a third column: Millimetres. Research what a mm is and try to convert your cm to this.

Design and Technology: From any construction toy that you have (Lego, K'nex etc) build a tower on a base (board/table) that can hold an action figure or doll 30cm off the ground (use your maths measurement skills). Now wobble the board or base. Is your tower good enough to hold the figure up? Can you make it sturdier?

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

English: Today we will plan a story using your setting from Monday, and your two characters from Tuesday and Wednesday. We will use a 'plot mountain. You can see a plot mountain in the picture below, for 'The three little pigs.' This will help you see what a plot mountain is. In your book draw a mountain, and mark on it the essential words in the same place as the one below. Where you've written 'Introduction' write a brief description of your 'good character' and where they live (Use the character from Wednesday and the house from Monday). Where it says 'Rising Action' introduce your villain (the troll from Tuesday). What does he want? Where it says Climax write how your hero will deal with the villain. For 'Falling Action' write what happens next and for 'resolution' add a happy ending! You now have a plan ready for next week!

Maths: We will continue our work on weights and measures. Today we are looking at length. Using a ruler, find 10 objects that are less than 30cm, draw them and write their lengths. Then find 10 objects longer than 30cm. Draw them and write their lengths. For an extra challenge measure to the nearest millimeter (the small lines between the cm). Tomorrow we will use your 20 measurements in an extra task!

History: Write a timeline for your history! Draw a line across the page. At the start (far left) write when you were born. At the end (far right) add yourself now. Now, add on events in your life that are important to you. You might lie to add on when you started school, or when you learned to ride a bike. Ask an adult for some events you may not remember, such as when you first spoke! Add this on the line and then add some illustrations!

Wednesday 25th March 2020

English: Here is another character. Do the same as you did yesterday, only this time think about how your character is different to the one yesterday. Write a description of the character. By the end of this lesson you should have a setting (from Monday) and two very different characters (One from yesterday one from today). We will use them as we begin story planning tomorrow!

Maths: Still looking at weights and measures, today we will be looking at weight. Using kitchen scales, can you find 10 objects that weigh: 100 grams, 200 grams, 300 grams... all the way up to 1000 grams. What is 1000 grams? What does KG mean? If you don't have scale, find 10 objects and place them in weight order, from lightest to heaviest. Draw them.

Science: Find a flower in your house or garden (Do not leave your home area to get one, if you don't have one simply copy the image below. Use the picture below to 'disect' (cut up) your flower and label it. If you can, use a book or the internet to find out what 3 of the parts do.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

English: Look at this image! Can you write a character description of the person. How old is it? What age is it? Where does it come from? What does it want? Think about similar characters you've seen in books and films and take ideas from there. OR You can draw your own character, and do the same!

Maths: Capacity. Capacity is how much liquid a container can hold. Find a measuring jug, a bowl of water and take them outside if you have a garden, if not use your bath or shower tray! Can you find 10 items which hold less than 500ml, and ten items that hold more. (Parents you may need to mark 500ml on to the jug.

Geography: Draw a map of your walk to school! What shops do you pass? What object of interest (post box etc). Mark these items on. For a challenge, could you write a description to tell someone how to walk from your house to your home? (Do not post this one online if you do it, thank you.)

English

Who might live here? What is their name? Their age? What are they?

Do they have family? What job do they do?

Write a story about the person or thing that lives here!

 

Maths.

Using an Argos catalogue, magazine or any shopping website, spend up to £1000 on items for your bedroom! Each time you ‘buy’ an object, add it to your total. Stop when you get to £1000. Then, draw your bedroom with all the items in it.

Parents, you may need to help children round numbers to the nearest pound (so £19.99 would be £20) If you don’t have any magazines/ catalogues please ask your child what they would like and make a rough price up. Thank you.

 

Art

Washing your hands is more important than ever. Create a poster of this to remind people how to wash their hands, and how long for (20 seconds). Remember we’ve watched videos about this in assemblies, and there are posters around our school, so use these as an incentive.

 

Children, remember to ‘purple pen’ your work (using any colour!). Also, remember to read everyday and click on the link on the front of our webpage www.whitchurch primary.co.uk for more ideas!

Year 3 2018/2019

Roman Baths Trip - We had a fantastic time! 

Term 3 - We had fun cooking our own loaves of bread!

We have learnt to use espresso coding to create our own computer games!

We had a lot of fun making our own pneumatic moving monsters and models!

We had fun cooking carrot cakes!

We had lots of fun on our trip to Cheddar Gorge!

Year 3 2017/18

Year 3 2016/17

Our Term 4 'Talk for Writing' text.

Our Term 2 'Talk for Writing' text.

A professional singing teacher prepares us for Bath Abbey!

In science we dissected fish to learn all about them!

Guitar Man Jack visited to teach us all about rock musicians!

We produced bronze age axe heads as part of our history work.

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