Welcome to Mrs Hayes' Year 3
Home Learning Page
Hello to my amazing Year 3 class and, of course, their amazing parents and carers. I hope you are keeping safe and well during this difficult time. As we cannot be together as the moment, I will be using this page to post learning activities and ideas for you to complete at home. This will be updated every Monday and I will ensure there are activities and ideas to extend your imagination and your learning.
Please keep safe and look after each other
Happy Easter Year 3
It is now the Easter holidays - have fun and keep safe
Easter word search - below is a selection of word searches with the answers. Once you have completed some you could write one of your own.
Easter egg mindfulness colouring - below is a selection of mindfulness colouring, use these or make up some of your own.
Write an Easter poem, here is an idea:
Go to the website www.topmark.co.uk and:
- read about Easter traditions
- find some Easter activities to do with your family
-read the Easter story of Jesus' last week
Have an egg and spoon race in your garden - get an adult to help you (If you don't have any eggs try something else instead)
Lego - build Easter scenes with chicks and rabbits
Easter exercise and activity hunt - hide labels with things to do, such as 'Hop like a rabbit,' 'Quack like a duck,' or 'Jump 5 times' - ask an adult to help you
Spot the Egg - Can you find the Easter egg?
Home Learning weekly tasks
Each week you will be given: a research task, some physical activities, a computer based activity, some reading, spellings and keywords, topic based research task, quick fire maths called 'Fluency in 5 minutes,' a TV programme to watch, a practical activity, a pencil and paper game, a mindfulness activity, an act of kindness called '40 Acts'
Every two weeks you will be given: a creative writing task
Long term: Creative Kickstart Homework
Links to useful websites can be found by scrolling down this page - under the heading 'Useful Links'
Home Learning week beginning 30th March 2020 - Welcome to the second week of home learning
Classroom Secrets - download a Home Learning pack with maths, reading, grammar, spelling and punctuation (see useful links below)
Daily news - you can watch 60 second news every day on Discovery Education 'Espresso' (see useful links below for login details)
Times Tables Rock Stars - keep going with your times tables practice (use your own username and password)
Research task - plan your own workout with at least 5 different exercises, for example, star jumps. Don't forget to include a warm-up and cool down.
Physical activity - Joe Wicks daily workout at 9:00 on YouTube. You could use some of his ideas to help you plan your own workout.
Computer based activity - use the Scratch instructions below to create a beautiful pattern (scroll down for Scratch instructions for this task) (Scratch website in Useful links)
Reading - Listen to a story, for example, 'Dr Seuss on the Loose,' search on the World Book Day website (www.worldbookday.com)
Spellings: This week please use some words from the 'Keywords and Common Exception words' and write some sentences using these words (scroll down to find 300 Key Words and Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words). Look out for new spellings after the Easter holidays.
Topic based research - Anglo-Saxons. Please find out what Anglo-Saxon homes were like, for example, you could produce a fact-file with information and labelled drawings. A good website to use is: www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk
Fluency in 5 minutes:
Monday - 6x8= 688+8= 82-10= 44 divided by 4=
Tuesday - 3x7= 2+149= 68-6= 32 divided by 8=
Wednesday - 3x9= 43+100= 513-2= 100 divided by 10=
Thursday - 2x1= 27+7= 10-6= 90 divided by 5=
Friday - 3x8= 18+2= 40-1= 21 divided by 3=
KIRFs - please scroll down to the Homework section below for Spring 2nd half KIRFs. How is your 4x tables and division facts knowledge? You could make up a poem to help learn them, for example
1 x 4
Children knocking at the door
TV - remind yourself of our Autumn term science by watching the videos on 'Rocks,' go to Discovery Education and search Rocks (Discovery Education - see useful links below)
Practical activity - Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it? Health and Safety - keep safe and ask an adult to supervise.
Pencil and paper game - close your eyes and draw a picture, choosing something simple like a house to start with. Then get more adventurous!
Mindfulness activity - Walk around your house or garden in silence and notice all the things around you, for example, pick up and look carefully at stones in your garden or look closely at the flowers.
40 Acts of Kindness - Write a note to someone, for example,
Dear Year 3,
I am missing you all so much. I hope you are all well and keeping safe
love from Mrs Hayes xx
Creative Writing - Please continue the diary activity you started last week (scroll down to find details under the heading 'Creative Writing Task')
Creative Kickstart - make an Anglo-Saxon shield (information previously sent home)
Charanga - Please log into Charanga and sing a song, such as 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley.
16th December - we are looking forward to Christmas Crafts, Team Treats and the Celebration Assembly
9th December - Dance is going well, please see the gallery for our poses! We are excited about trying the Gold Challenge in Music, where we will accompany 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley with the glockenspiel.
2nd December 2019 - we are all looking forward to the Christmas production 'I'm Gonna Shine!' We are writing exciting stories based on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt.
Keystage 2 - Year 3 Curriculum
Year 3 pupils are taught a wide variety of subjects from the New Curriculum and are assessed throughout the year against milestone 2. Throughout lower key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria.
What subjects do we cover?
• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape, position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian Values.
• MFL- French
Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach through a range of exciting topics and themes throughout the school year. In the Year 3 Class, our Christian school values are deeply embedded and every day we discuss our belief of the day which links to our focused Christian value for the half term.
Creative Writing Task
Key Class information, including homework
- Pupils are reminded to change their reading books every morning
- Please send in a PE kit on a Monday and we will send it home every Friday for washing
- Spelling Test – Monday (Results sent home on Friday in Home School Record Book)
- Change library books – every Thursday
- Multiplication/Division tests – Thursday (Results sent home on Friday in Home School Record Book)
- Reading Homework – please read with your child at least 3 times a week (Checked every Friday)
- KIRFs – Key Instant Recall Facts (Maths – one sheet is sent home each half-term and children are tested at the end of each half-term)
- Creative Kickstart Homework – one piece of creative homework each half-term, details and hand-in dates will be sent out at the beginning of each half-term
KIRFs - Key Instant Recall Facts are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the mathematics work in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. Each half term, children will be assessed in their year group's KIRF.
A selection of poems written by Year 3 - haikus and kennings
St David's Day - wear something yellow
The children made a tin foil boat and predicted how many coins it would hold. They placed their boat in water and kept adding coins until the boat sank. Using what they had observed from their first design, they made a second tin foil boat and checked whether they had improved the design.
1st - the best boat held 230 coins
2nd - the second best boat held 108 coins
3rd - the third best boat held 100 coins
SEND A MESSAGE
Help! We are treasure hunting in South America and one of our party needs urgent medical attention as a poisonous spider has bitten them. We have no means of getting across the Amazon River to the hospital. We have lollipop sticks and elastic bands, so we are building a message-sending catapult.