Learning At Home

Week Commencing Monday 14th September

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your co-operation with the Year 3 online learning this week. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

I have attached a timetable for your child to follow until class resumes, suggesting an order of lessons for them to follow. Please read through this timetable and support your child to follow it as closely as possible.

I have also attached subject overviews for the first week (14th September – 18th September) in Maths, English, Science, RE and Art. Please read these, as they give guidance regarding the learning objectives and tasks I am expecting the children to complete. You will also find PE on the timetable, and I would like the children to follow a Joe Wicks video. I appreciate that he is no longer posting daily videos but you could play an older video, as they are still on YouTube.

There is a folder for each day, and inside those folders, the children will find resources for each subject where appropriate. Please note, the work does not need to be printed out, all of the work can be done on plain paper and brought into school when the children come back to school.

You will be informed as soon as the children are able to come back into class, but until then, thank you again for supporting their online learning.

 

Kind Regards

Mr Taylor

Year 3 Class Teacher

 
RE
I have attached a sheet with some pictures of Baptism Symbols. You need to research each one and write a sentence telling me what each one is, and what it represents.
 

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ART

Tuesday – To explore paintings and photos portraying relationships.

The children will write down some different relationships they can think of, such as brother-sister, parent-child, friendships, marriages etc.

Looking at the sheet that has been given, discuss with an adult or older sibling what type of relationship is being shown. For each of the pictures, write a sentence about what type of relationship they think the picture is showing, and also why they think that. What evidence can they find in the picture to back up their opinion?

Art Sheet

 

Wednesday – To sketch body parts.

The children will try to follow the video to try to sketch a person. Practice until you are happy with your drawing.

 

Body sketching video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laWSSkcn8Lg

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ENGLISH

I would like you to write a letter or a diary entry from the point of view of the farmer in Fly Eagle Fly. If you need to be reminded of the story, I have attached a link from YouTube so you can listen to it again. If you need extra support with this task, I have attached a word bank and a writing frame. Feel free to use one or both of these tools to help you.
 
 
 

Monday – L.O: To write in role of a character from a familiar story.

Children are going to write a letter in the role of the main character from a book we have been read. The book is “Fly Eagle, Fly”. They take the role of the farmer from the story, and they have to write a diary entry or a letter to a friend. There is a link to the story being told on YouTube, which I have attached. The children are free to choose their level of challenge. They are free to have a go at writing the letter/diary entry straight away, or they are able to use the writing frame to help them with structure, as well as a word bank which I have also attached. Feel free to use one or both of these resources to help make the task easier.

Extra challenge – children are encouraged to use some of the Year 3/4 words from the word list that has been sent home. Try to use at least 3, but children who want an extra challenge should aim for around 7.

 

Tuesday – L.O: To compare two stories from different cultures.

Children are going to be comparing 2 different stories to each other today. They will reread “Fly Eagle, Fly” to remind themselves of what the story is about, and then they will read another story, called “Little Inchkin”. Both stories are available on YouTube, and will be linked below. Once the have a good understanding of both stories, they are going to compare the 2 of them. They will have a choice of which comparison grid to use, and children will be able to choose a basic grid, listing similarities and differences between the stories. A medium level grid allows children to compare similarities and differences in particular areas of the story (such as characters, plot, setting etc.). A challenge grid will be available for children to compare similarities and differences between particular areas of the story, but they are in control of what areas they decide to look at.

Comparison Grid

Purple Groups Phonics Practise

 

Wednesday – L.O: To understand what a sentence is.

Today the children will be using some classroom secrets resources to help us understand some different types of sentences (statements, exclamations, questions and commands). The children will go through the powerpoint, and try to answer the questions as they are asked. The answers to any question always follows on the next slide.

Once they have read the powerpoint, they can have a go at some independent work. They are able to choose from 3 different challenge levels. These are Developing, Expected and Greater depth. It is up to the child to access whichever challenge they are comfortable with. They should do both sheets for their ability, first doing the Varied Fluency (VF) and then moving onto the Application/Reasoning sheet.

 

Thursday – L.O: Reading skills 2b

Today the children will go back to their work on stories from other cultures. Focusing on Little Inchkin, they will answer a series of questions based on the reading skill 2b (to retrieve) meaning that the answer to each question will be in the text. Please encourage your children to answer in full sentences. For example, “what is your favourite colour?” should be answered by a full sentence that looks like this: “my favourite colour is red”, rather than just giving a one word answer, like “red”.

  1. Where is the story set?
  2. What is Inchkin’s Mother’s name?
  3. What did Inchkin use to make his sword?
  4. What did Inchkin use for make his armour?
  5. What did Inchkin use for a boat?
  6. What is the name of the Prince?
  7. How many demons came down from the mountains?
  8. Why was Inchkin sad at the beginning of the story?
  9. Why does Inchkin grow at the end of the story?
  10. Find an example of onomatopoeia (where all or most of the words start with the same sound or letter).
  11. Find 4 examples where the author could have used ‘said’ but used a different word (like ‘shouted’ or ‘whispered’).
  12. Find 5 examples of adjectives (describing words).

For a lower level of challenge, children should answer questions 1-7. For a middle level of challenge, they should answer 2-9. And a higher level of challenge, children should answer questions 5-12.

 

Friday – L.O: To compare a familiar story to a similar one from another culture.

This lesson is very similar to the lesson to the comparison lesson from the other day. This time the 2 stories are ‘Little Inchkin’ and ‘Thumbelina’.

They will have a choice of which comparison grid to use, and children will be able to choose a basic grid, listing similarities and differences between the stories. A medium level grid allows children to compare similarities and differences in particular areas of the story (such as characters, plot, setting etc.). A challenge grid will be available for children to compare similarities and differences between particular areas of the story, but they are in control of what areas they decide to look at.

 

YouTube links

Fly Eagle, Fly

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

 

Little Inchkin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPEA2AJIVe8

 

Thumbelina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr7kBHawTY8

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MATHS

Children will follow the same structure every day in their maths work. They start by going through the powerpoint, answering questions about the topic. The answer to each question is on the slide that follows it. Once this is complete, the children will choose their challenge level, which will be one of three levels. Either developing, expected or Greater Depth. The children will complete two sheets. The first is a Varied Fluency (VF) sheet, and the second is a Reasoning and Problem Solving sheet (RPS).

For maths, I would like you to follow the powerpoint on 100s. Once you think you have a good understand of this topic, please choose a difficulty level for the Varied Fluency sheets. I expect most people to choose the 'expected' difficulty. However, if you find this too challenging, feel free to complete the 'developing' sheet. If you would like more of a challenge, go for the 'greater depth' sheet. After you have completed one of the Varied Fluency sheets, move onto the Problem solving and Reasoning sheet. Again, choose your challenge level.
 

Monday – L.O: To understand hundreds

Tuesday – L.O: To know numbers up to 1000

Numbers to 1000 Powerpoint

Reasoning and Problem Solving

Varied Fluency

 

Wednesday – L.O: To understand hundreds, tens and ones.

Thursday – L.O: To continue to understand hundreds, tens and ones.

Friday – L.O: To understand number lines to 1000s.

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RE

Monday – L.O: To understand the sacrament of Baptism

Children will be given some labelled pictures associated with Baptism. They have to use the internet and find out why each of the images are linked to Baptism. They should write a sentence about the link between the image and Baptism, saying why it is important to the Sacrament.

 

Thursday – L.O: To learn about Jesus’ Baptism

The children will be given an account of Jesus’ Baptism. They should try to read it independently, but be supported if this is found to be difficult.

Based on their research from the other day, the children should have a good understanding of modern baptism. They are going to compare a modern baptism and Jesus’ Baptism using a Venn diagram. Help children to draw a Venn diagram, which should look like the diagram below.

...Venn Diagram Maker | Lucidchart

On one side of the diagram, the children should list things that happened at Jesus’ baptism, and on the other side they should list things that would happen at a modern Baptism. In the middle section, they list the things that happen at both a modern baptism and at Jesus’ baptism.

SCIENCE

Monday –To investigate muscles.

The children are going to use the internet to research some key words, which are some names of muscles. I would also like the children to describe where the muscle is on the body, and what job it does.

  • Deltoid
  • Pectorals
  • Biceps
  • Abdominal muscles
  • Quadriceps
  • Triceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Soleus

 

Tuesday – To know skeletons change size as we age.

Children should use a tape measure or a ruler to measure their forearm (wrist to elbow). They will also measure the space between their ankle and their knee. Then they will find an adult and do the same thing on them. What do you notice? Why do you think they are so different? Their task is to measure several body parts of a child (themselves) and an adult, making a comparison grid.

Science Record Sheet

 

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