Year 3 Planning Archive

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 13th July

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

For your writing this week, we would like you to write a letter to your new Year 4 teacher.

Here is a format you could follow to write a great letter.

·         Remember to address your new teacher at the beginning. E.g. Dear …
 
·         Introduce yourself; tell them a little bit about you. This could include:
o   Family and pets
o   Hobbies
o   Talents
o   Favourite places to go.
 
·           What have you enjoyed learning about in Year 3? Did you have a favourite topic? Explain why.
Our topics this year have been:
o  Predator
o  Mighty Metals
o  Tribal Tales (The Stone Age)
o  Heroes and Villans
o  Gods and Mortals
(Some of you began working on Ancient Greece topic work as part of your home learning).
 
·         Have you got any exciting plans for the summer holidays?
 
·         What are you most looking forward to in Year 4? Why?
 
·         Don’t forget to sign your letter at the end.
E.g. From Miss Hirst
 
 
As always, make sure you include:
ü  Careful CSS checking.
ü  4A sentences
ü  Similes.
ü  Expanded noun phrases.
ü  Neat, joined handwriting.
 
Show your new teacher how amazing you are!
 
Well done for all of your fantastic writing this year Year 3! We are exceptionally proud of all of you.
For maths this week, we would just like you to continue working hard on your multiplication and division using Purple Mash and Times Table Rockstars.
 
You have been making excellent progress with your accuracy and recall speed.
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
For this week’s spelling tasks, we would like you to use the activities to practise these words from the Year 3 statutory list.
 
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings:
 
circle
complete
consider
continue
decide
describe
different
difficult
disappear
early
 
Task 1
1.       Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words. 
 
2.       Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check.
 
3.       Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear
 
4.       Create a word search using your spellings. You may choose to do this using ICT here.
 
Task 2
Write a sentence out for each spelling word ensuring you have used each homophone correctly- use a dictionary to help you.
 
Task 3
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’ quiz.
Remember, this should be your finalspelling activity.
Listen to Chapter 11 of How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
 
This chapter has been split into 2 parts.
 
Part 1 can be found here.
 
 
Part 2 can be found here.
 
Once you have listened to the chapter, answer these questions. Remember, you can pause the videos and re-listen as you answer the questions; don’t try to remember everything.

1.    What   does  ‘encrusted’  mean?
2.    How is Stoick feeling about his decision to banish his own son?
3.    How did the sea dragon react to the Viking shout?
4.    Describe what the sea dragon does to Gobber.
5.    Gobber the Belch is a hero. True or false? Explain your answer.
Challenge
In this chapter, several synonyms have been used for ‘big,’ (Miss Hirst’s most hated word).
Create a thought shower including as many synonyms for ‘big’ as you can.
 
Once you have completed this week’s activity. Enjoy the rest of the story at your own leisure. Here are the links to the remaining chapters.
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17 part 1                                Part 2
Chapter 18
The final chapter
 
We hope you have enjoyed this novel Year 3!
 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Task 1:
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’ -Summer. Can you create a detailed Summer scene? Have a think about what Summer could include.
 
Task 2
Create a ‘Blooms Garden.’
 
Create your own Blooms Garden using the tutorial. You can use any material you want to, as well as any tools you want (Top tip: A cotton bud dipped in paint  would work really well for this).
 
We would love to see your finished, garden masterpieces!
 
Here is the link to the tutorial.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ftnqtxjgqqsv1of/How%20To%20Draw%20A%20Blooms%20Garden.pdf?dl=0
 
 
Have a fantastic final week Year 3!

 

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 6th July

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
For your writing this week, you will need to have completed your topic research on Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses.

The Gods and Goddesses you were asked to find out about were:
Aphrodite
Apollo
Artemis
Hades
Poseidon
Zeus
 

1.     Complete Task 1 from the list of ‘Other Learning Activities’ to organise your information and plan your writing.- Purple Mash-‘To Do’ 2Connect
Include as much information as possible- you may need to create two mind maps.
 
2.     For your writing this week, we would like you to create 2 fact files (you may like to do more- that would be fabulous and we would love to see them)
 
3.     Have a look at these examples of fact files, which features do they include? (Headings, boxes, images etc.)
 
4.     Use your facts to produce your own fact files about your chosen Gods or Goddesses.
Each fact file should be about one God or Goddess. You could design your own layout, or use the template here.
 
 
As always, make sure you include:
ü  Careful CSS checking.
ü  4A sentences
ü  Similes.
ü  Expanded noun phrases.
ü  A range of co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
ü  Neat, joined handwriting.
 
 
Give yourself a pat on the back and share your fantastic facts with someone else- we would  love to publish some!


Keep working hard on your multiplication tables using Purple Mash and Times Table Rockstars this week alongside these activities.
 
Task 1
Addition and subtraction
 
Purple Mash– ‘To Do’- Fact families.
 
Task 2
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’- Match related facts.
 
Task 3
 
Practise the formal written method for addition that you have learned this year.
 
This worksheet includes calculations that will require exchanging.

Task 4
 
Can you work out what the missing numbers are in these column addition and subtraction problems?
 
No exchanging is needed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
For this week’s spelling tasks, we would like you to use the activities to practise these words, all have a ‘s’ sound spelt ‘ci,’ ‘ce,’ or ‘cy’
 
circle
certain
century
cycle
civilian
ceramic
cylinder
cinema
celebrate
ciculate
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings:
 
Task 1
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words. 
 
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check.
 
3.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear
 
4.     Create a word search using your spellings. You may choose to do this using ICT here.
 
Task 2
Write a sentence out for each spelling word ensuring you have used each homophone correctly- use a dictionary to help you.
 
Task 3
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’ quiz.
Remember, this should be your finalspelling activity.
Task 1
Listen to Chapter 9 of How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The chapter can be found here.

Once you have listened to the chapter, answer these questions, Remember, you can re-watch and pause the video as you answer the questions.

1. Why is Horrorcow uninterested in fishing?
 
2. What is the most basic command?

3.  Why won’t Toothless budge?

4. Which joke was so funny that Toothless decided it was    worth fishing for?
 
1.  What was the very good omen?
 
2.  Which of Hiccup’s motivation ideas do you think would work on a dragon like Toothless? Explain your answer.
 
Task 2
Inference activity
Listen to Chapter 10 of the story. This can be found here.
 
You will need to use these text excerptsfor this task and Task 3.
Read the excerpts and complete the table. If you do not have a printer, draw your own table to complete.
Worksheet available here.
 
Task 3- Extension activity
Read the excerpts and complete the table. If you do not have a printer, draw your own table to complete.
Worksheet available here.
 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:

Task 1:
Mind Mapping- Purple Mash 2Connect- ‘To Do’
 
Use the 2Connect program to put the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses research you completed last week into a mind map. This will help to organise your facts and will be used as a plan for your writing this week.
You might need to create two mind maps to it all of your facts on- this is why it has been set twice for you.
 
Choose a blank template, and then click the background to form your first box. You can then type in it.
Click close to the box you would like to join to, to form another box.
Join relevant facts together for each of your Gods, like Miss Hirst has done below.
 
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Task 2: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQuAUBX5xBw
 
Watch the Greek Myth, Theseus and the Minotaur.
Have a go at designing your own maze and terrifying mythical beast.
 
Can you challenge someone at home to reach the centre? Maybe you could send it to us!
Have a fantastic week Year 3!

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 29th June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

This week, we would like you to work on this Pobble lesson, which is perfect to go alongside your current reading work on How to Train your Dragon.

Remember, you do not have to complete all of these activities on the same day.

Click here to access the presentation.

1.     Read through the story starter on slide 4, it may be helpful to read through a couple of times before moving on to the activities.

Do not continue working on the story yet, move on to slide 5 once you have read.
 
2.     Use the ‘Question time’ slide to help you plan some key ideas to incorporate into your writing.
 
·       Where are the dragons heading?
·       How are they feeling about where it is they’re going? Use evidence to support your answer.
·       Are these the only three dragons that exist or are there more?
·       Where have the dragons come from? Where is their home?
3.     Next, complete the ‘Sentence Challenge’ on slide 6. Use your fantastic up-levelling skills to make the three sentences given more exciting.
 
4.     Look back at the story starter on slide 4, see if you can identify all of the similes that have been used. Write 3 simile sentences of your own that could be used to describe when you continue the story.
 
5.     Re-read the story starter, using your ideas and planning, continue writing the story. Think carefully about the plot.
·       Where are they going?
·       Are there going to be any more dragons or characters?
·       What will the problem be?
·       How will it be solved?
·       How is your story going to end? Will it be a happy or a sad ending?
 
As always, make sure you include:
ü  Careful CSS checking.
ü  4A sentences.
ü  Similes.
ü  Expanded noun phrases.
ü  A range of co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
ü  Dialogue between characters.
ü  Neat, joined handwriting.
 
6.     (Optional)
Look at slide 9 and complete the illustration task.
Think about what dragons might be fond of.
What do you think a dragon’s home might look like?
 
 
Give yourself a pat on the back and share your story with someone else- we would also love to publish some!




Keep working hard on your multiplication tables using Purple Mash and Times Table Rockstars this week alongside these activities.
 
Task 1
Writing numbers to 1000 in numerals and words
 
Purple Mash– ‘To Do’- Numbers to 1000 (a)
 
Task 2
Read the number that each child is saying carefully and write it in numerals (digits)
 
You may find it helpful to use your place value column heading to help you check your answers.
 
Worksheet available here.
 
Do not worry if you don’t have a printer, you could copy the number in words into your home learning book, then record it in numerals next to it.
 
e.g. two hundred and forty three = 243
 
Task 3
 
Read the number that is written in numerals and write it in words. Take care with your spellings.
 
Labelling the columns on the numbers might help you with this.
 
Worksheet available here.

Task 4
 
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’- Numbers to 1000 (b)
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks

For this week’s spelling tasks, we would like you to use the activities to practise these words, all have a ‘ture’ or ‘sure’ ending.
 
measure
treasure
pleasure
enclosure
creature
furniture
picture
nature
adventure
feature
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings:
 
Task 1
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words. 
 
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check.
 
3.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear
 
4.     Create a word search using your spellings. You may choose to do this using ICT here.
 
Task 2
Write a sentence out for each spelling word ensuring you have used each homophone correctly- use a dictionary to help you.
 
Task 3
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’ quiz.
Remember, this should be your finalspelling activity.

Task 1
Summarising

Read the excerpt from Chapter 7 of How to Train Your Dragon, which you listened to last week and complete the activities.
 
The worksheet is here.
 
Task 2
Listen to Chapter 8 of How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The chapter can be found here.
(If you have not listened to the previous chapters, please make sure you do so first).
Once you have listened to the chapter, answer these questions, Remember, you can re-watch and pause the video as you answer the questions.

1. What types of yelling did Hiccup try on Toothless?
 
2. Why does Hiccup start being so nice to Toothless?

3.  What ideas are given about dragons?

4. What does Fishlegs think o Hiccup’s dragon training style?
 
1.  Was this chapter trying to make the reader/listener feel sorry for Hiccup? Explain your thoughts using evidence from the story.
 
2.  Draw a picture of Hiccup wearing an outfit to dragon train in. Label the picture and explain the features of the clothing.
 
Task 3
At the beginning of the Chapter, Hiccup decides that yelling is the best way to train a dragon. Yelling lets us know how Hiccup is talking, and can be used as an exciting synonym for ‘said.’
 
Create a thought shower with as many different synonyms for ‘said’ as you can think of.
 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:

Task 1:
This week, we would like you to begin researching about some of the Gods and Goddesses from Ancient Greek times.
Find out as much information as you can about:
Aphrodite
Apollo
Artemis
Hades
Poseidon
Zeus
 
Here are some links that may help you- we are sure you will be able to find some of your own too; you may even have some books with information in.
https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_mythology.php
https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-gods.html
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/
 
Task 2: 
Coding- Air Traffic Control- Purple Mash ‘To do’.
 
Have a fantastic week Year 3!

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 22nd June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
For this week’s writing task, you will need the research you have been working on over the last 2 weeks about  Ancient Greece. If you have not completed this, please refer to last week’s planning first.

We would like you to use your research to write a Non-chronological report.

1.     Have a look at this example of a non-chronological report. Pick out examples of the text features.

Look for: Title
                 Introductory paragraph containing the Ws (what, who, when, where, why/how)
                 Subheadings
                 Questions (e.g. Did you know….?)
                                Clear sections
                                Interesting facts
                                Third person
                                Past tense
                                Fact bubbles
                                Glossary
 
2.     Plan out your report using the subheadings from your research.
You can plan however you would like to, think about which facts will interest your reader; the facts that you will include in fact boxes; what questions you could include and any interesting vocabulary you could add to a glossary.
There is a boxed-up planning frame, like you have used in school here.
 
3.     Write your non-chronological report, use this toolkit to help you include the text type features.
·       Remember to pay close attention to your CFSS checking.
·       Include a variety of sentence openers.
·       To use a range of conjunctions to link your ideas together.
·       Subheadings that clearly organise your report into the following sections:
The Olympics
Ancient Greek Food
Ancient Greek Houses
Other interesting facts

Make sure your report includes the following features:

Keep working hard on your multiplication tables on Times Table Rockstars this week alongside these activities.
 
Task 1
Numbers to 1000
1.     Purple mash ‘To Do’ – Compare and order numbers to 1000.
 
2.     Twinkl worksheetComparing and ordering numbers to 1000.
 
Task 2
Identifying numbers to 1000on a number line
Worksheet available here.
 
Do not worry if you don’t have a printer, you could copy the number lines into your home learning book.
 

 

Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
For this week’s spelling tasks, we would like you to use the activities to practise these words, which are homophones.
 
missed
mist
plane
plain
scene
seen
rein
rain
blue
blew
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings:
 
Task 1
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words. 
 
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check.
 
3.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear
 
Task 2
Write a sentence out for each spelling word ensuring you have used each homophone correctly- use a dictionary to help you.
 
Task 3
Purple Mash- ‘To Do’ quiz.
Remember, this should be your final spelling activity.
Task 1
 
Listen to Chapter 7 of How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The chapter can be found here.
(If you have not listened to the previous chapters, please make sure you do so first).
 
Once you have listened to the chapter, answer these questions, Remember, you can re-watch and pause the video as you answer the questions.
 

1. What are an additional source to a dragon’s diet?

2. What colour smoke was drifting out from under the lid of Toothless’ basket?

3. What colour are Toothless’ eyes?

4. What is the name of Hiccup’s cat?

5. Fishlegs came to Hiccup’s rescue saying that Hiccup’s dragon was what kind?
 
 
Task 2
LO: I can use exciting vocabulary to make ordinary objects seem amazing.
 
Fishlegs claims Hiccup has burgled Toothless from King Daggerfangs, ruler of Wild Dragon Cliff.
 
Just like Fishlegs, you are going to choose an ordinary object and use descriptive vocabulary to make it sound amazing.
You will exaggerate your chosen object using exciting adjectives and similes.
 
Here is an example.
Object: A fork.
A smooth, delicate, metal handle that curves slightly through and around the fingers. Four points, as sharp as daggers grace the end, glinting and reflecting the light, enticing you to pick it up.
 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Task 1:
This week, on Tuesday 23rd June it will be 50 years since the official opening of Acklam Whin Primary School. Unfortunately, our 50th birthday celebrations are not able to go ahead in the way that we had planned so we need your help. We would like you to design or make something to help celebrate the 50th birthday of our wonderful school.
You could:

·       Make a card or poster to celebrate our birthday and display it in the window to share with our community.
·       Make a rosette/badge showing that we are celebrating our 50th birthday.
·       50th anniversaries are all about gold – incorporate gold in an activity.
·       Create an information booklet or fact file looking at what was important that year (1970)- who was Number 1 in the charts on 23rd June? What was the fashion like?
·       Write a poem celebrating our school and its special birthday.
·       Do you know anybody that came to Acklam Whin before 1990? You might have some questions you would like to ask them and conduct an interview.
 
We are sure you will have some fantastic ideas of your own and would love to see them!
 
Task 2: 
Coding- Snail Race- Purple Mash ‘To do’.
 
Have a fantastic week Year 3!

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 15th June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
For this week’s tasks, we are focussing on editing and up-levelling.
 
Activity 1. CFSS checking and editing
 
Read through the description of a dragon. You can copy out the paragraph with your edits included, or print it out and edit on the text.
Can you check that the CFSS is correct? Remember, CFSS means:
Capital letters
Full stops
Spellings 
And each sentence must make sense.
 
Reading aloud may help you for this.
 
Activity 2.  Up-levelling
 
Read through your edited text, Can you pick out some areas that could be improved? Consider the following when you up-level.
 
1.     Sentence openers– Has the same one been repeated? A variety of sentence openers can really make a difference.
2.     Conjunctions– Are there any conjunctions that have been used too often? Use these conjunction mats to help you identify alternatives if you think it will improve this writing.
3.     Sentence types– Are there any sentence types missing that would really push this writing up a notch? Maybe you could include some 4A sentences or similes.
4.     Whole sentences– You might choose to change the description by removing a couple of sentences completely adding some fantastic new sentences of your own
Activity 3. Polished copy
 
Once you are happy with your up-levelling, produce a polished copy in your neatest handwriting, or you may choose to type your work up on a computer.
 
Include a picture of the dragon that has been described.

We would love to read your up-levelled pieces work and publish them to the world on Pobble.
Keep working hard on your multiplication tables on Times Table Rockstars this week alongside these activities.
 
Sequencing and number patterns
1.     My Maths- Counting 3
Complete the number sequences. Think carefully as there are some that are more challenging.
 
Place Value in 3-digit numbers
1.     Purple mash ‘To Do’ – Place value in 3-digit numbers.
Identify the value of each digit in a 3-digit number.
 
2.     Complete this work sheet by partitioning the 3-digit numbers and drawing their representations. You can copy out and complete the table, or print the worksheet to complete.
 
Extensions
 
Find 10 more, 10 less, 1 more and 1 less, then see if you can work out the missing words and numbers to keep this number generator working.
 
Do not worry if you don’t have a printer, you could write the numbers and draw arrows coming off them.
 

 

Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
For this week’s spelling tasks, we would like you to use the activities to practise these works which add the ‘ly’ suffix onto a root word.
 
happy
happily
angry
angrily
gentle
gently
simple
simply
second
secondly

 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings: 
Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words.  
Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check. 
Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear 
Create a wordsearch containing the ten spellings. You may choose to create one using ICT, there is a free option to do that here.
Write a sentence containing each of your spelling list words.
Listen to Chapters 5 and 6 of How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The chapter can be found here.
(If you have not listened to the previous chapters, please make sure you do so first).
 
Once you have listened to the chapter, answer these questions, Remember, you can re-watch and pause the video as you answer the questions.
 
These questions are on Chapter 5.
1.     What    is Hiccup’s mother called?
 
2.     What has Hiccup got to do by Thor’sday Thursday?
 
3.     What happened when Old Wrinkly accused Hiccup   of  talking   to   dragons?
4.     How does this chapter help you understand more about Hiccup?
 
5.     Why is Old Wrinkly an important character?
 
6.     Design an invitation for spectators at Thor’sday Thursday. Think about the kind of events they might be able to     watch.
 
These questions are on Chapter 6
7.     What does ‘suspended’ mean?
 
8.     Why does the author compare the dragon to a mountain?
 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Task 1:
This week, we would like you to continue researching our new topic Gods and Mortals!
This topic is all about Ancient Greece. 
 
Start putting your research into the following categories:
The Olympics
Ancient Greek Food
Ancient Greek Houses
Other interesting facts
 
Your research will help you with next week’s writing task. 
 
Task 2:  
E-safety- Purple Mash ‘To do’.
 
Have a fantastic week Year 3!

Weekly learning tasks for the children 
WC 8th June

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Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
For this week’s spelling tasks, we would like you to use the activities to practise these works from our Year 3 list.
 
exercise
experience
experiment
extreme
famous
favourite
February
forward
fruit
grammar

 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings: 
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words.  
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check. 
3.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear 
4.     Play the “Add-A-Letter” Game with somebody at home.
One of you starts writing the spelling word on the paper by writing one letter. The next one adds the next letter. Since many word lists include words that start with the same sounds, it may be challenging to know which word your game partner started writing.
5.     Create a wordsearch containing the ten spellings. You may choose to create one using ICT, there is a free option to do that here.
Purple Mash 2Do – Year 3 Key Words Quiz 3. Good luck! Remember this should be the final activity after you have practised and learnt your spellings
Task 1.
Using the image that you have used for your English work this week, answer the following questions.
 
1.     What is this place called?

2.     Why is it floating? Does it move?

3.     Who lives there?

Do they have everything they need or do they need to travel to other cities to collect resources? If so, how do they get there?

What can people see from the city?

Do you think it is noisy there?
What happens when it rains?

What would it be like at night?
 
 
 
Task 2.

We would like you to continue listening to Cressida Cowell (the author) reading the book. This week, listen to Chapters 3 and 4 (if you have not listened to Chapters 1 & 2, complete the previous reading sessions first). 
 
Chapter 3 can be found here.
 
Chapter 4 can be found here.
 
Once you have done this, make a prediction about what you think is going to happen in the next chapter.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Task 1:
This week, we would like you to start researching our new topic Gods and Mortals!
This topic is all about Ancient Greece. 
 
Below are some links that may help you with this, we are sure you will find out lots of fantastic facts of your own.
 
https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greece.html
https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece.php
https://greece.mrdonn.org/
 
Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RchSJSJAbc0
 
Task 2:  
French– Listen to the song on the video, see if you can join in. 
We will be looking at French greetings next week.

Have a fantastic week Year 3!

Weekly learning tasks for the children 
WC 1st June

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Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
This week will be our final ‘Heroes and Villains’ themed writing task. This week’s writing links to your recipe work and our Year 3 Bake Off Challenge. We would like you to write a creative set of instructions titled ‘How to bake a hero.’
 
1.     Have a think about the heroes you have looked at as part of this topic. Draw or print out and stick a picture of your hero in the middle or your page and create a thought shower of ideas that could be used to describe your hero. Focus mainly on words to describe their personality (e.g. determined, loyal) rather than their appearance.

2.     Look at examples of instructions/ recipes in books or online. Here is the example we looked at in the Autumn term to create a monster’s sandwich.

3.     Next, find as many imperative (bossy) verbs as you can in the examples and write them down. This will help you use a range of different ones. You might like to remind yourself of imperative verbs using this song before looking for examples.

4.     After that, look for examples of time connectives that you could use in your own instructions (e.g. First, next, after that). Again, try to use a variety of different ones.

5.     Once your planning is complete, begin writing your instructions. Think about the features of instructions and refer to the example(s).  Your instructions should include the following:


6.     When writing your list of ingredients you will need (using your thought shower). Remember to include the quantity of the ingredient, for example, 2 tablespoons of honesty. 500g of lightning speed.

7.     Write your instructions. Remember you can write this over a few days like you would do in class and keep referring to the toolkit features and your ideas to help you. Make sure you think about each step carefully, your reader needs to know exactlywhat to do.

8.     You could even add an illustration(s) to your instructions to help with the steps and/or to show what the finished hero should look like if the steps are followed correctly. The Year 3 team would love to see some of your finished writing.
Alongside your maths activities this week, we would like you to continue working on your multiplication tables and related division facts. This will help you with our fractions learning.
 
Remember, you do not need to complete all of your maths tasks on the same day, you might find it helpful to repeat certain steps to improve your understanding.
 
You may find it helpful to have your work from before half-term. Make sure you have completed the fraction activities from previous weeks first. Previous planning can be accessed via our Year 3 webpage.
 
You will need a pencil, some paper and some Lego or similar objects and/or some Cuisinaire rods like we have used in school before- here is a link for interactive rods. Open the bars in a new tab so that you can switch between them and the video easily.
 
Head to https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/maths/to-describe-unit-and-non-unit-fractions-year-3-wk1-5#slide-3
for the following activities.
 
1.     Complete the quiz at the start of the lesson; this looks at which important words you remember from last week.
 
Try to complete the following with an adult or an older sibling.

2.     Click ‘Next activity’ and begin the lesson. Remember to pause when you are asked to and discuss or record what is needed. Pause on the ‘Let’s learn’ slide and think of as many ways to describe the relationship between the 2 bars.

3.     Following on from the ‘Get Exploring’ task; pause the video on the screen titled ‘Let’s learn’ that shows all of the coloured bars in size order. Discus the relationship between different pairs of bars to really develop your vocabulary. Use the interactive ones to prove and test your theory.

4.     Once you have watched the video, complete the main activity exploring the relationship between Cuisinaire rods and/or the objects you have been using. Use the sentences that you use during the slides to help you write explanations about them. Spend around 30 minutes looking at different pairings. You could take photographs or draw your findings- we would love to see them.
 
Extension activity
Can you find and describe the relationships between groups of 3 different bars?
 
What can you find out if you compare 2 of the same colour bars to one bar of another colour?
 
Did you find any combinations that had an equal value? E.g. 2 halves are equal to one whole.
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
For this week’s spelling tasks, we are recapping the ‘ay’ sound spelt ei, eigh and ey.
 
eight
they
obey
vein
weigh
neighbour
eighth
neigh
beige
sleigh
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings:
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words. 

2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check.

3.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear

4.     Play the “Add-A-Letter” Game with somebody at home.
One of you starts writing the spelling word on the paper by writing one letter. The next one adds the next letter. Since many word lists include words that start with the same sounds, it may be challenging to know which word your game partner started writing.

5.     Create a crossword containing the ten spellings. You may choose to create one using ICT, there is a free option to do that here.

6.     Purple Mash 2Do – Good luck!
Remember this should be the final activity after you have practised and learnt your spellings.
Following on from last week’s reading task, we would like you to continue listening to Cressida Cowell (the author) reading the book.
 
1.     Listen to the first part of chapter 2 of How to Train Your Dragon. The chapter is available here.
 
2.     Once you have listened to the first part of the chapter, put the following points in the correct order that they appear in the chapter.
 
Gobber finds a spot to eat his sandwich.
 
Dogsbreath shoves Hiccup into the snow.
 
 Hiccup is described.
 
The cavern is full of dragons/
 
Dogsbreath pushes Fishlegs into the snow.
 
3.     Next, click here to finish listening to Chapter 2.

4.     In your home learning book, write a paragraph about your views on the story so far (including the first Chapter) and draw a picture of one of the characters described at the beginning of Chapter 2- you may need to listen again.
 
g. What do you think is going to happen in the next chapter? Chapter 2 is called: Inside the Dragon Nursery
Other Learning Activities for this week: 

Task 1:
This week, we would like you to start having a look at fossils!
Begin by watching the following videos. Making notes of key facts would be helpful, so we would recommend watching them a couple of times and pausing them if you need time to record.
 
Video 1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z2ym2p3
 
Video 2.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z22g7p3
 
You may be able to do some research of your own using books and/or the internet as well.
 
Task 2: 
Present your information about fossils however you would like to, this could be using the Purple Mash leaflet template (set as a To do), as a paper leaflet, in a booklet, as a poster or even a filmed presentation! Whatever you choose, we would love to see some.

Have a fantastic week Year 3!
Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
As part of our ‘Heroes and Villains’ theme, we are focusing on fictional heroes and villains this week. This week’s writing is all about… Superheroes where you will write your own superhero story! 
 
1.     Go to the Pobble presentationIt’s All About Superheroes!
2.     Complete the Vocabulary Challenge all about synonyms and antonyms.
3.     Then attempt the Spelling Challenge, choosing the correct words.
4.     Next, the Punctuation Challenge: can you identify and correct the many errors in the short text? 
5.     After that is the Sentence Challenge, which is focused on direct speech and use of inverted commas (“…”)
6.     If you want some more practice of using inverted commas to punctuate direct speech, then head over to the BBC lesson, ‘Using inverted commas to show speech’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7s6t39
 
7.     Now, think about all of the superheroes you know and the types of stories that they are involved in. Using Slides 16-18 (Pobble) to help you, begin to plan ideas for your own superhero story. Who will be your superhero? Spider-Man, another superhero or will you create your own hero? What are they like? Where do they live? What are your superhero’s superpowers and abilities? What is the problem in your story? Is there a villain? Who needs rescuing or saving? How will the superhero help them? 
8.     Think about the Success Criteria/writing toolkit and how you can incorporate these different features into your writing. Use Harrison’s quality example (Slides 22-26) to help you with some ideas and the structure. The main character is an unlikely superhero!
Please note: You do not need a Pobble login to access the story or any of these resources.  
9.     Write your superhero story. Remember you can write this over a few days like you would do in class and keep referring to the toolkit features and your ideas to help you. 
10.  When you have finished, give yourself a massive pat on the back and/or a big hug! Then share your fantastic, SUPER story with somebody in your family and the Year 3 team would love to see it too. 
11.  You could even add an illustration(s) to your story or design and create your own mask or costume for your superhero or villain. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alongside your maths activities this week, we would like you to continue working on your multiplication tables and related division facts. This will help you with our fractions learning.
 
You may find it helpful to have your work from last week to help you. Make sure you have completed last week’s fraction activity before having a go at this one.

You will need a pencil and some paper. Head to https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/maths/to-find-unit-fractions-of-a-given-quantity-year-3-wk1-4#slide-3 for the following activities.
 
1.     Complete the quiz at the start of the lesson; this looks at which important words you remember from last week.
 
Try to complete the following with an adult or an older sibling.
2.     Click ‘Next activity’ and begin the lesson. Remember to pause when you are asked to and discuss or record what is needed. Think about the strategies you have used in school or dividing and sharing out objects- you might choose to practise using bar models, or arrays, or any other pictorial strategies that helped you.

3.     Once you have finished watching the video, before clicking ‘Next activity.’ Have a go at finding these fractions of quantities.

Remember, you can draw or use objects to help you.
 
1/4 of 24 =

1/5 of 60 =
 
1/8 of 56 =

1/3 of 27 =

1/10 of 40 =
 
 
 Worksheet – Click here

 

Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
For this week’s spelling tasks, we are recapping the ‘sion’ suffix.
 
division
invasion
confusion
decision
collision
television
abrasion
expansion
erosion
excursion
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings: 
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words.  
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check. 
3.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear 
4.     Play the “Add-A-Letter” Game with somebody at home.
One of you starts writing the spelling word on the paper by writing one letter. The next one adds the next letter. Since many word lists include words that start with the same sounds, it may be challenging to know which word your game partner started writing.
5.     Create a crossword containing the ten spellings. You may choose to create one using ICT, there is a free option to do that here.
6.     Purple Mash 2Do – Good luck! 
Remember this should be the final activity after you have practised and learnt your spellings. 
Following on from last week’s reading task, we would like you to begin by listening to Cressida Cowell (the author) reading the book. 
 
1.     Look at the image below of the characters. What predictions can you make about them? What are they like? Do you think they will be good characters? Are there any you don’t think will be very nice?
Remember to give reasons for your predictions.
 

3. Next, listen to the first chapter of How to Train Your Dragon. The chapter is available here
 
4. Once you have listened to the chapter, answer these questions in your home learning book.
 
a. How many boys were there?
b. What was the soldier in charge called?
c. How many parts are there to the D.I.T. test?
d. Why must Hiccup be in charge of leading the other boys? 
e. What does Fishlegs have an allergy to? 
f. What does exile mean?
g. What do you think is going to happen in the next chapter? Chapter 2 is called: Inside the Dragon Nursery
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Task 1:
As you know, we are focusing on fictional heroes and villains this week. We would like you to create a poster on Purple Mash (see 2do) of either your favourite children’s fictional hero or favourite fictional villain. You might choose to focus on a story hero e.g. Spider-Man, Superman, Harry Potter, Matilda, Robin Hood, Batman etc, or a story villain e.g. Miss Trunchbull, the Big Bad Wolf, Voldemort, the Joker, Cruella de Vil, the White Witch etc.  
–        On Purple Mash (see 2do), draw, insert or upload a picture of your hero or villain.
–        Describe the character e.g. their appearance (what they look like), their personality (what they are like as a character) and what makes them heroic or villainous. 
–        Explain why they are your favourite story hero or villain.  
 
You might also want to visit Espresso and learn more about the heroes and villains that the very famous, well-loved author, Roald Dahl has created in his stories, including Matilda, Miss Trunchbull, the witches, The BFG and the Bloodbottler.
When you are logged on, search ‘heroes and villains’ and lots of Roald Dahl-based videos, activities and quizzes will come up.   
 
Task 2:  
As part of our Science learning, we would like you to learn more about what plants need to live. Go to the BBC lesson, What plants Need To Live:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znm4kmn which explores the requirements of plants for life and growth. Watch the three videos and complete the two activities. 
Apply your knowledge by helping to take care of plants that are in your home and garden. If you can get hold of some seeds, you could even plant them with your family and keep a seed diary of what happens. 
 
Task 3: 
Complete activities 1, 4 and 15 from the Pobble grid of fun non-screen activities that you can do at home.

Have a fantastic week Year 3!

Weekly learning tasks for the children 
WC 11th May

Click Here for a printable PDF version of the weekly learning tasks.

Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
This week, we would like you to write a thank you letter to somebody who is really helping you at the moment and is important in your life.
1.     First, we would like you to revise how to use apostrophes for contracted words (e.g. you’re, she’ll, can’t, won’t, it’s, couldn’t, didn’t) by completing the BBC lesson and activities ‘Using Apostrophes to Combine Words’ at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4p2mfr
2.     Watch the 2 videos and complete the four activities. Try and make a wordbank of contracted words that you could use in your thank you letter. Are there any of this week’s Year 3 key words (See Weekly Spelling tasks below) that you could include too? 
3.     Next, decide who you are going to write your thank you letter to. Is it for a family member who is really helping you at this time? Has somebody being really kind or done something special for you? Are you going to write it to a real-life everyday hero that you have learnt about in the previous weeks to thank them for what they are doing to help and save people? The choice is yours! 
4.     When you have decided, go to thisPobble link Start to write your thank you letter to someone who is important to you, thanking them for all the ways they have made a difference to your life. Use the questions on Slide 5 to help you think about some ideas. 
5.     Your letter should contain the following features:
–        Clear sentences with accurate punctuation
–        Use of contracted words e.g. I’ll, you’re, couldn’t, using your learning from the BBC lesson ‘Using Apostrophes to Combine Words’ 
–        Clear paragraphs (aim for 2-3)
–        Emotions/ feelings/ thoughts – tell them how you feel, why you are thankful for them, giving examples, and explain how they make a real difference to your life.
–        Remember to sign off the letter from you 
–        Beautiful presentation and handwriting 
–        You could even illustrate the letter with a lovely drawing
–        You might even want to plan and draft your letter first and then write a beautiful, polished copy that you could give to the special person. 
 
6.     When your thank you letter is complete, have a go at the sentence, grammar, punctuation and picture challenges on Slides 6, 7 and 8. 
7.     Finally, consider a random act of kindness that you could do for somebody this week that would make them smile and brighten up their day. 

As always, we would love you to share your learning with us. You could tell us about your acts of kindness and thank you letters.  
Alongside your maths activities this week, we would like you to continue working on your multiplication tables using Times Tables Rockstars. Aim to practise for 10 minutes, 2-3 times over the course of the week.


Following on from last weeks activity, we would like you to continue your fractions learning this week.
 
1.     Complete the task: Simple Fractions, which has been set for you on MyMaths. This will refresh your previous faction knowledge in preparation for the second activity.
 
Use this link for the next activities: https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/maths/to-recognise-identify-and-describe-unit-fractions-year-3-wk1-3
For these activities, you will need a pen and some paper or your home learning book. Wherever you see the ‘pause symbol’ make sure you do so.
 
2.     Complete the short quiz at the beginning of the lesson.
 
Close the quiz and click ‘Next activity.’ Complete the following activities with an adult if possible. Remember to pause when asked to.
 
3.     Write down, or tell an adult everything you can remember about fractions. Then continue watching. 
 
4.     Pause the video on the ‘This is a little trickier’ slides and discuss with somebody how the objects could be shared before moving on. 
 
Once you have finished watching the video, click ‘Next activity’ to reveal the worksheet. You might need a ruler for this activity.
A printable version of the worksheet is available
 
5.     Either draw the shapes (using a ruler) or print out the worksheet, then complete Activity 1.
 
6.     For activity 2, you could use practical elements to show the fractions given as well as/instead or drawing. Could you cut a slice of bread to show those fractions? Could a pizza be sliced? Could you represent those fractions by sharing groups of the same objects into equal groups?
 
Extension task
Complete the ‘Exit Quiz’ by clicking ‘Next activity’ after you have completed the worksheet.
 
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
This week, we have more spellings from our Year 3 key words:
 
continue
decide
describe 
different 
difficult 
disappear 
early 
earth 
eight 
enough
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings: 
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words.  
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check. 
3.     Write each word across and down, sharing the first same letter e.g. eight
       i
       g
       h
       t
4.     Write them out in curly or fancy letters e.g. disappear
5.     Create a wordsearch containing the ten spellings. 
6.     Purple Mash 2Do – Year 3 Key Words Quiz 2. Good luck! Remember this should be the final activity after you have practised and learnt your spellings. 
Each day, try to spend at least 10-15 minutes reading. This could be reading books from Oxford Owl or books in your home. 
 
1.     In keeping with our VE Day theme, there is a Twinkl reading comprehension activity here about Captain (Colonel) Tom Moore for you to complete. You can either print out the comprehension, write out the question and then you answer or record your answers in full sentences in your home learning book.

Text – Click here
Questions – Click here
Answers – Click here
 
2.     Further reading activity.
Here is the front cover of the story, 
‘How to Train Your Dragon.’ 
 
Explore the cover and identify:
·      What you can see on the cover.
·      What genre you think it will be.
·      What you predict the story will be about.
 
We are aware that many of you may have seen the film or Netlix series. These might give you ideas; however, the written story is not the same as the film or animation.
 
You might choose to print the below image out and stick it in the middle of a page in your home learning book, or draw it and create a thought shower around it, like we have before in our reading sessions.
Click on image to enlarge.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Task 1: 
As part of our ‘Heroes and Villains’ topic, this week we are focusing on famous historical and modern-day heroes. We would like you to choose at least two heroes from the list below. Then find out and record 5-10 interesting facts about that person and their life, including why they are considered as a hero. 
Martin Luther King
William Shakespeare 
Florence Nightingale 
Mary Anning
Sir David Attenborough 
Queen Elizabeth II
Stephen Hawking 
Mo Farah 
Nelson Mandela
Katherine Johnson
Rosa Parks
Grace Darling
Captain (Colonel) Tom Moore 
Bill Gates
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Mother Teresa
Chesley Sullenberger 
Marie Curie 

Task 2: 
Complete activities 5, 10 and 19 from the Pobble grid of non-screen fun activities that you can do at home. 

Keep up the incredible work, Year 3 superstars – We are so proud of you. Remember if you’re finding anything tricky or are unsure about something, try to stay calm, definitely don’t worry and just have a good go. We know that you will try your best. You can always contact us if you have any questions or need some help with any of the home learning tasks. Stay safe and take great care.   

Weekly learning tasks for the children 
WC 5th May

Click Here for a printable PDF version of the weekly learning tasks.

Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
On Friday the 8th May 2020, it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a really important day in our history. For your writing task this week, we would like you to create a factual, information poster all about VE Day. 
1.     First, we would like you to revise the different sentence types that we have and the correct punctuation needed by completing the BBC lesson and activities ‘Writing Sentences’ at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6wjhv   
2.     Watch the two videos and then complete the three activities. 
3.     Now, you have practised writing different sentences correctly and made your own super sentences, we want you to focus on finding out about VE Day and planning your information poster. Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfrwhere you can watch a short film all about VE Day and then read some great facts all about this special and historic event at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749
4.     Then make some notes about which information you would like to include in your poster. As part of your research, you might also want to visit Espresso to learn even more about VE Day. (We will provide details about this early in the week.)
5.     Next, begin to plan out your information poster carefully. Where will your title be? Where will you put your information boxes/ sections? How many will you have? How many images/drawings/photos will you include and where will they be on your poster? 
6.     Create your poster all about VE Day and its 75th anniversary this year. Your poster should contain the following aspects:
–        Clear title e.g. VE DAY
–        Between 4-6 information boxes containing clear, factual information about what VE Day is: When, why and where it was celebrated? Who was involved? How was it celebrated in 1945 and how are people commemorating the 75th anniversary this year? Did VE Day mark the end of the second world war and what happened after? Also, any other interesting facts that you would like to include. 
–        Can you give each section a subheading, using some of the ideas above to help you? E.g. What is VE Day?  
–        Clear sentences that are punctuated correctly (C . ! ?) Remember to apply and show off your great writing skills, including your learning from the earlier BBC lesson (‘Writing Sentences’). 
–        Nicely-drawn images or photos included neatly around the poster. 
–        Beautiful presentation and handwriting. 
 
7.     After you have completed your information poster and it’s looking superb, share it with a family member and show them what you have learnt. Which parts of the poster do they like best and why? What fact or section did they enjoy reading the most? 
Also, you might even want to create some VE Day bunting, which you could display in your home to celebrate this great event in our history. 
 
As always, we would love to see your finished pieces, Year 3. 
Alongside your maths activities this week, we would like you to continue working on your multiplication tables using Times Tables Rockstars. Aim to practise for 10 minutes, 2-3 times over the course of the week.
 
For our objective this week, we are starting to have a look at fractions. These are the activities we would like you to complete:
 
For activities 1 and 2, click this link:
https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/maths/to-describe-the-part-whole-relationship-year-3-wk1-1
 
1.     Complete the Introductory Quiz activity first, this appears after you click ‘Start lesson.’
 
2.     For this activity, you will need a pencil and some paper/your home learning book. Click ‘Next activity’ and watch the video with an adult if possible. Pause the video and discuss or record what you have been asked by the teacher.
 
3.     Click ‘Next activity’ and complete the Main activity for this lesson. Record the sentences and fill in the blanks in your book. Think of some examples of your own for the challenge- you could complete this practically by finding objects in your house or garden that could represent part of the whole and the whole. You could take photographs of these and record them on your computer or device- we’d love to see what you come up with.
             For example: If a finger is part of the whole, the whole could be the hand. (see image below)
4.     Extension
Click ‘Next activity’ once you have completed the main activity and consolidate your learning by completing the end quiz to finish.
 
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
This week’s spellings are another 10 words from our Year 3 and 4 key spellings: 
 
build
busy
calendar
caught 
centre 
century 
certain 
circle
complete 
consider 
 
Please complete the following with this week’s spellings: 
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words.  
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check. 
3.     Write them out in reverse order e.g. etelpmoc (complete). 
4.     Write them out in a pyramid shape e.g. 
                                        C
                                        Ci
                                       Cir
                                      Circ
                                     Circl
                                    Circle 
 
5.     Choose 5 of the key spellings to match the definitions below. Remember to use a dictionary to help you if you need to. 
Without a doubt/ sure about something: 

The middle point: 

Past tense of catch: 

Think about something really carefully:

Put together: 
 
6.     Purple Mash 2Do – Year 3 Key Words Quiz. Good luck! 
1. In keeping with our VE Day theme, there is a Twinkl reading comprehension activity here for you to complete. You can either print out the comprehension, write out the question and then you answer or record your answers in full sentences in your home learning book.
 
Reading Comprehension – Click here
Questions – Click here
Answers – Click here
2.     Further reading activity:
Write a book review for the last book you read. Think about what you have included in book reviews before. You can choose your layout and design- be as creative as possible! There are also some ready-made templates available online on websites such as Twinkl.
 
Remember to include:
·      The title of the book
·      The author
·      The illustrator (if there is one)
·      The main characters (If you are reviewing a fiction book)
·      The genre (e.g. fantasy, comedy, horror. Or if it is a non-fiction book: geography, nature etc.)
·      A summary- this could be the plot of a fiction book, or a quick overview of the information in a non-fiction book. Stick to no more than 4 sentences.
·      Your favourite part of the book.
·      A recommendation and why you would recommend it to this person or group of people.
·      An illustration.
 
You may choose to include more detail.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Task 1: Continue and complete your real-life heroes project started last week
 
We would like you to research and find out about real-life, everyday heroes in our communities e.g. nurses, doctors, other NHS workers, care workers, paramedics, police officers, coastguard service, firefighters, retail/shop workers, vets, armed forces, school staff, delivery drivers etc.  
Today, more than ever, we are appreciating the work that these everyday, ordinary people are doing to help everybody else in our world. Let’s learn more about what these people do on a day-to-day basis and why they are true, real-life heroes.
1.     Firstly, find out what the word ‘hero’ means. Can you write a definition of who or what you think a hero is. Check this against what it says in a dictionary.
2.     Secondly, begin to research and find out about real-life heroes. It could be an everyday hero from the list above or another person you have chosen from our community who is a real-life hero. You might want to focus on one person or a few. It’s entirely up to you! 
3.     When researching, find out and make notes about what the person does in their job, what their role is like and why they are a hero. What makes them heroic? 
4.     Turn your great research into a mini-project all about everyday, real life heroes. You can choose how to present your learning e.g. poster, fact sheet, mini-booklet, model, ICT presentation etc. 
5.     Your project should contain the following parts: a clear title e.g. ‘Real-life heroes’; information about the heroes (what they do, what their job is like); explain why you think they are a hero; and pictures or drawings.
NB If you already completed your project last week, is there anything else that you would like to add to it? You could even research another everyday hero if you would like to.   
We can’t wait to see your completed projects, Year 3! Good luck and keep being amazing!

Task 2: BBC Bitewise lesson: Light and dark 
As part of our Science learning, we are learning about light and dark. We would like you to complete the following activities on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjx6v4
1.     Watch the animation ‘Seymour Science’ where Seymour and Albert investigate light sources, reflections, shadows and darkness.
2.     Then watch the second video showing an animation about Bob and Jim racing a rocket-powered car against light to see which is the fastest. 
3.     Practise what you have learnt about light by completing Activity 1, Activity 2 and Activity 3.
4.     To round off your learning about light and dark, you could even make a poster, fact sheet or short video to show what you have learnt. 

Task 3: Send us an email 
Use ‘2email’ on Purple Mash to send us an email if you haven’t already. You could tell us about what you have been up to in the last few weeks, share any exciting news that you have and/or some of the favourite home learning activities or projects you have been doing. As always, we LOVE to hear from you, Year 3.

Keep up the incredible work, Year 3 superstars – We are so proud of you. Remember if you’re finding anything tricky or are unsure about something, try to stay calm, definitely don’t worry and just have a good go. We know that you will try your best. You can always contact us if you have any questions or need some help with any of the home learning tasks. Stay safe and take great care.   

Weekly learning tasks for the children 
WC 27th April

Click Here for a printable PDF version of the weekly learning tasks.

Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
All about Food Health (Pobble presentation)  
https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/37617fcc?utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=Download&utm_campaign=All_About_Food_7-8
 
1.     Complete the vocabulary challenge. How did you do? 
2.     Spelling challenge with the suffix ‘ly’.
3.     Punctuation challenge: can you improve these sentences by putting in the missing punctuation? Extra challenge: can you spot some of the spelling errors too? 
4.     Practise writing out sentences which contain a subordinate clause (Remember: a subordinate clause is the part of the sentence that doesn’t make sense on it own). 
5.     Look at the images there and begin to think about and plan ideas for your own healthy food snack and recipe. Remember to use your learning from last week about a healthy diet and balanced meals (Purple Mash) to help you.  
6.     Explore Maisie-Lou’s Ancient Egyptian recipe. How has she set her writing out? What sections has she included? How does she start each sentence or step? Are there any ideas that you would like to pick out and magpie for your own healthy snack recipe? Make a note of these ideas. 
7.     Write your own recipe, a set of instructions, of how to make your healthy snack. Use the Success Criteria/ writing toolkit to help you to include the key parts of this type of writing. 
8.     Afterwards, if you would like, you could use your recipes to make your healthy snacks. Were your instructions easy to follow and how well have they worked? How does it taste? You could send us pictures of your great recipe writing and any culinary creations! 
Watch this video to help you with Task 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohgPN0jOcf4&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEypQx6oZDAuyI55g_ShOQRNx&index=4
 
1.     www.mymaths.co.uk
My Maths- Y3- Time 1
This has been assigned to children’s accounts. 
 
2.     Purple Mash- To Do- AM and PM
Look at the activity and decide whether it is a morning (AM) time, or an afternoon/evening time (PM)
 
 
Further practise activity.
Ask somebody at home to give you some times to identify on this interactive clock. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock  
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
This week’s spellings are 10 words from our Year 3 and 4 key spellings: 
 
accident
actual 
address 
answer
appear 
arrive 
believe 
bicycle
breath 
breathe 
 
Please complete the following activities with this week’s spellings: 
1.     Read the words, identify any unusual sounds or patterns and think about and discuss the meaning of the words.  
2.     Practise the spellings: look, cover, write and check. 
3.     Write them out in rainbow colours e.g.               a d d r e s s
4.     Write them out in big or bubble writing e.g. breath
5.     Then put each of the words into a clear, interesting sentence e.g. I have been riding my bicycle around the area so that I can keep healthy.  
6.     After you have practised and learnt your key spellings this week, ask a family member to test you. Good luck! You could also email us your scores on ‘2email’ (Purple Mash). 
Each day, try to spend at least 10-15 minutes reading. This could be reading books from Oxford Owl or books in your home. 
Across the week, complete each of these reading activities with one or more of the books that you have read:
1.     Predict what you think the book or story is going to be about before you start reading it. Remember to look at the book cover, title and blurb to help you make a great prediction. 
2.     When you have read most or all of the book, try and summarise what has happened in no more than 5 sentences. Remember to only pick out the main parts or points. 
3.     Create a quiz of up to 5 questions that you could ask another reader about the book. 
4.     Answer these questions: Who was your favourite character in the story and why?           If it’s a non-fiction book, list three of your favourite facts. 
 
 
Last week, you worked really hard on the reading comprehensions from the Year 3 Headstart resources so we have another one for you. This week, it is linked to heroes and villains from traditional stories and fairytales: 
Baby Bear in Fairytale Land (P29-30) Click here to read the text.
 
1.     Please read the text carefully and remember to annotate the text, using your reading symbols just like we do in class. Underline anything that you think might be important or significant and circle any unfamiliar words or phrases. Read around the word to help you work out what it means. Perhaps you could use a dictionary/ Alexa/ Siri to help you with any really tricky words.  
2.     As you’re reading, think about the characters that Baby Bear meets. What clues are you given about each character? Do you recognise any of them?  
3.     Answer the questions 1-9 about the text. 
4.     Extension: create your own clues about a famous children’s character and see if a family member can guess who you are describing. You could send us the description too and see if we can work out who the character is. 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Task 1: Real-life Heroes Project 
Our new topic for this half term is (drumroll…) ‘Heroes and Villains!’
To kickstart our topic this week, we would like you to find out, research and create a mini-project all about real-life, everyday heroes in our communities e.g. nurses, doctors, other NHS workers, care workers, paramedics, police officers, coastguard service, firefighters, retail/shop workers, vets, armed forces, school and nursery staff, delivery drivers and many more.  
Today, more than ever, we are appreciating the work that these everyday, ordinary people are doing to help everybody else in our world. Let’s learn more about what these people do on a day-to-day basis and why they are true, real-life heroes.
 
1.     Firstly, find out what the word ‘hero’ means. Can you write a definition of who or what you think a hero is? Check this against what it says in a dictionary.
2.     Secondly, begin to research and find out about real-life heroes. It could be an everyday hero from the list above or another person you have chosen from our community who is a real-life hero. You might want to focus on one person or a few. It’s entirely up to you! 
3.     When researching, find out and make notes about what the person does in their job, what their role is like and why they are a real-life hero. What makes them heroic? 
4.     Turn your great research into a mini-project all about everyday, real life heroes. You can choose how to present your learning e.g. poster, fact sheet, mini-booklet, model, ICT presentation etc. 
5.     Your project should contain the following parts: a clear title e.g. ‘Real-life heroes’; information about the heroes (what they do, what their job is like); explain why you think they are a hero; and pictures, images or drawings. Also, anything else that you think would make it a super project! 
This year already, we have been wowed and very impressed with your super creative and very nicely-presented projects. We can’t wait to see what you will produce for this!  

Task 2:
Purple Mash – To Do – All about the Human Skeleton

As always, we would LOVE to see photos of you completing this week’s tasks, your fantastic work and anything else that you have been up to.

Good luck our Year 3 heroes! Keep being amazing!

Weekly learning tasks for the children 
WC 20th April

Click Here for a printable PDF version of the weekly learning tasks.

Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
Revision of the ‘tion’ suffix.
Complete the quiz on Purple Mash, then practise the spelling list, then have another go at the quiz to see if you can beat your score.
 
Purple Mash: To Do – ‘tion’ quiz.
Printable resources are also available on Purple Mash.
 
Spelling list https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/25014
 
(Please note: ‘cautious’ has been included in the place of ‘caution’ as this is all the website would allow). 
 
Extension activity:
https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/17/13-Endings-which-sound-like–spelt%E2%80%93tion%E2%80%93sion%E2%80%93ssion%E2%80%93cian-(1-of-2) 
Continue your regular home reading and remember to be recording your reads in your planner or home learning book. We would still love to see photos of the different places in your home where you have been reading. Have you made a reading den yet? 
Access your Oxford levelled reading books at Oxford Owl: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ 
 
This week, we would like you to complete some reading tasks from the Headstart Reading Comprehension resources that we use in school. Please find the activities at: https://mailchi.mp/headstartprimary.com/free-activity-booklets 

(Headstart Homepage for free activity booklets Yrs 1 -6)

https://digify.com/a/#/view/ca5a8dd32a324c268fcd1b1dca822b1d (takes you straight to the Year 3 booklet that contains the reading comprehensions)
 
Read and complete the following reading comprehensions in your home learning book:
 ‘The Guard Dog’ p21 (p22 of the whole document)
‘All about Elephants’ p22-23 (p23-24 of the whole doc) 
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
Revision of the ‘tion’ suffix.
Complete the quiz on Purple Mash, then practise the spelling list, then have another go at the quiz to see if you can beat your score.
 
Purple Mash: To Do – ‘tion’ quiz.
Printable resources are also available on Purple Mash.
 
Spelling list https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/25014
 
(Please note: ‘cautious’ has been included in the place of ‘caution’ as this is all the website would allow). 
 
Extension activity:
https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/17/13-Endings-which-sound-like–spelt%E2%80%93tion%E2%80%93sion%E2%80%93ssion%E2%80%93cian-(1-of-2) 
Continue your regular home reading and remember to be recording your reads in your planner or home learning book. We would still love to see photos of the different places in your home where you have been reading. Have you made a reading den yet? 
Access your Oxford levelled reading books at Oxford Owl: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ 
 
This week, we would like you to complete some reading tasks from the Headstart Reading Comprehension resources that we use in school. Please find the activities at: https://mailchi.mp/headstartprimary.com/free-activity-booklets 

(Headstart Homepage for free activity booklets Yrs 1 -6)

https://digify.com/a/#/view/ca5a8dd32a324c268fcd1b1dca822b1d (takes you straight to the Year 3 booklet that contains the reading comprehensions)
 
Read and complete the following reading comprehensions in your home learning book:
 ‘The Guard Dog’ p21 (p22 of the whole document)
‘All about Elephants’ p22-23 (p23-24 of the whole doc) 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Purple Mash: To-Do – Plan a meal
Purple Mash: To-Do – Healthy Eating Plan
 
Pobble: Have a look at the ‘25 more non-screen activities’ for ideas that you can do at home. Choose three of the activities to complete. You can find this here: 
Pobble Non-Screen Activities