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Year 3

Home Learning - February 2021

Monday 1st March

 

Dydd gwyl dewi hapus! (Bonus Dojos if you can tell me what this means.)

Welcome to the last week of learning from home. Let’s make it the best! I'm looking forward to sharing the Monday Munch meals that you created using tomatoes last week. I’m in school today, so when we Zoom I’ll be in our classroom. It’ll be lovely this time next week when we will all be there. See you at 11:30!

 

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Our stories have all been entries into a story competition called 500 Words. Each day this week, I will post one of the Gold Medal winners for you to read. Read today's story (which you have read before) and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

What is it about this story that makes it good enough to win a Gold Medal?

 

Writing

We are continuing our work on instructions this week with more numbered steps. To remind yourself of the story that we are basing this on, click here.

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

- believe   complete   different   earth   February

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 1 of the Multiplication & Division unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Make times table grid like the one below. Set a timer. How quickly can you complete the grid? I’ve put some answers in to get you started.

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Computing

This is our final week on coding. This week’s activities are Newton & The Apple, Print To Screen and Free Code Scenes. Take your time exploring this last one and make sure you hand in your work.

 

Design & Technology

When we asked you what you wanted to do more of, a huge number of you said ‘cooking’, so welcome to our first ever Monday Munch. Look at the poster to discover this week’s key ingredient.

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks - can we beat 341? To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Friday’s was the Albanian flag.

Friday 26th February

 

Good morning! Did we manage to beat the record of 341 Dojos yesterday? Find out at 11:30! I love Fridays. I think it’s really nice to end the week with photography and PE. You could try combining the two activities by taking some pictures that can be used in art whilst you’re outside. How are the tomato dishes coming along? Have you sent me yours yet? You have until Sunday to get them to me.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Read today’s story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Can you find at least one example of alliteration in the story?

 

Writing

We will continue our non-fiction unit about instructions today, based on the book ‘My Strong Mind’. A numbered list with imperative verbs is a key feature of all instruction writing and we will be continuing with this today.

Handwriting

Use your best, joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

special   through   various   woman   actual

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete this lesson of the Exploring Number & Calculations unit. You will be using bar models again to solve word questions. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Write the 8 times table backwards. Have you been practising the ones you didn’t know yesterday?

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below and answer the questions.

TOPIC

 

Art & Design

This is a really fun lesson. It brings together your learning from the last few sessions and then adds another idea to create a mixed media piece of art. For the final task, you will need a piece of clear plastic just a bit bigger than your phone screen. If you haven’t got any plastic, just enjoy doing the other activities instead. Here’s the lesson.

 

PE

Get outside and exercise!

 

There will be Dojo points available for completing all tasks, including those on Purple Mash. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was a clown fish.

Welcome to Year 3

 

I am Mrs Downey and am delighted to be teaching Year 3 this year.

 

The children have all settled in well to their new class and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Miss Joy and Mrs Tosun.

This term we will be learning about life from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

We have PE once a week on Thursdays.

 

In order to support your child at home with their learning, please encourage them to:

  • Be responsible readers every night.
  • Rehearse the KS1 common exception words spelling lists. (We will begin work on the Y3/Y4 list in class.)
  • Rehearse the 10x, 5x and 2x tables. (We will be learning the 3x, 4x and 8x tables in class.)
  • Use Numbots to develop their understanding of number bonds. 
  • Use Times Tables Rockstars to develop their fluency in multiplication and division facts.
  • Use Lexia to develop their reading.
  • Complete all home learning tasks.

 

This term, In English we will be writing both fiction and non-fiction. Our first story will be based on a Stone Age adventure. Another story will be based on the Iron Man book. Non-fiction (a holiday brochure) will link to the Bronze Age and our science unit about rocks and soils (explanation text).

In maths, we will be catching up on any missed learning from Year2 and continuing our Year 3 topics based around number and place value.

In science, we will be learning about dinosaurs and their fossils; rocks and soils; and animals and their skeletons.

We will be learning about how to stay safe and then touch typing and databases.

Our history and geography topics this term are Stone Age to Iron age and the counties and cities of the United Kingdom.

In art and design & technology the children will learn about Stone Age cave paintings and seasonal food.

In Religious Education we will be exploring the ideas of Hinduism and asking whether celebrating Diwali brings a feeling of belonging.

We will also begin to learn French for the very first time, starting with some simple greetings.

 

All of our curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page of the website.

 

If you would like to speak with me about your child's learning, please contact the office and I will get in contact with you.

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all the wonderful learning that has taken place in Year 3.

Spring Term 2021

 

This term’s English will focus on two narrative units, including one story about a disaster which will link to geography. Non-fiction will focus on instruction writing which links to design & technology. 

 

In Maths we will be continuing our learning around number and place value. We will cover work rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will use these skills to help solve real life problems.

 

In science, we will be learning about light and how this enables us to see. We will also find out about forces, focusing on magnets - how they work and their everyday practical uses.

 

In computing, we will be learning how to code. Later in the term, we will learn about sending emails. Both of these will involve using Purple Mash.

 

Geography will focus on volcanoes and earthquakes. This will be followed by a history topic about The Romans, linking via the eruption of Vesuvius.

 

This term’s art will focus on photography. Children will be considering how light affects the mood and quality of their photos. In design & technology will continue to develop their understanding of a balanced diet and will be doing practical learning where they create recipes.

 

Music will focus on developing a sense of pulse and metre. We will develop an understanding of 2, 3 and 4 beats in a bar.

 

Our French learning will focus on developing vocabulary linked to food. We will also be learning about singular & plural and masculine & femine nouns.

 

We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.

 

In R.E, we will be learning about Islam and Christianity.

 

All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

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