Hello Year Three
I would like you to follow this timetable while you are learning from home.
In Science, we would have been starting our work on plants this half term. I would like you to do some independent research into plants. This week, you should look into three very important things for a plant: the roots, the stem and the leaves. You will need to tell me what the main jobs of each of those three things are, and also what they look like.
I would like a factfile telling me details about the parts of a plant, and a diagram of a plant with the roots, stem and leaves all labelled.
For Art I am setting a challenge. You can draw anything from around your house. Use any colours you like, or no colours. Once we are back in school, I will have a prize for the best drawing that someone shows to me.
For computing, we will be learning about e-safety. I want to have a think about passwords.
For the first task, make a list of as many different things that you would need a password for. Try to think of at least 5 things, but write out as many as you can.
Once you have your list, here are some questions about passwords to answer. Try to work out the answers first, and if you get stuck then you can use the internet, or ask an adult to help you.
- What passwords do you think are really common?
- Should you tell anyone what your passwords are?
- What do you do if someone finds out what your passwords are?
- How can you make sure your passwords are hard to guess?
- Why should you have lots of different passwords for lots of different accounts?
- How often should you change your passwords?
Finally, here is a link to a website where you can check how strong your password is. If you type in a password, it will tell you how long it would take a computer to figure out your password. The longer it takes to figure it out, the stronger the password is.
If your passwords are easy for the computer to figure out, try changing them to something stronger. What ideas do you have about how you can make your passwords stronger?
This week we will be focusing on counties. This is different to the word countries. A county is a small region of land inside a country. The county we live in is called the West Midlands. For your task this week, I would like you to find the West Midlands on a map, as well as some counties that are close to the West Midlands, such as Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. Find all of those counties on this map.
Once you have found them, I would like you to find out some information about each of them.
- What is the biggest city in that county?
- How many people live in that county?
- One interesting fact about that county.
For an extension, do the same thing for the counties of Greater London and one other county that you can find.
Geography (Half Term Work if you're looking for something to do!)
For Geography, over half term, I would like you to find out about the way in which London has grown over the years. Create a timeline of key events in London's history. I have written out some key years in London's history to help you. After each year, write a key event from the past, using the internet to help you.
Before the year AD 43
Between the years AD 43 and AD 60
Between AD 60 and AD 410
Between AD 450 and AD 1066
Between AD 1066 and AD 1485
Between AD 1485 and AD 1603
Between AD 1801 and AD 1900
Between AD 1901 and AD 1939
Between AD 1939 and AD 1945
Between AD 1950 and AD 1969
Between AD 1970 and AD 1989
There are a lot of different time periods here, spanning nearly 2000 years, so please don't try to do all of this in one go. You have 2 weeks before the Geography section is updated, so take your time and spread them out.
For your R.E. work this week, I have given you 9 key events that happened after Easter Sunday. They are not in the correct order. I need you to research the events that happened after Easter Sunday so that you can put them in the correct chronological order.
- Jesus appears to Mary outside his tomb.
- Jesus appears to two apostles on the road to Emmaus.
- Jesus rises from the dead.
- Jesus tells his mother to go to prepare the apostles for his arrival.
- The women who visit the tomb see an angel instead of Jesus.
- The two apostles who Jesus met on the road to Emmaus go to tell the rest of the apostles what they saw.
- Jesus appears to all of the apostles.
- Jesus sends Mary his mother to prepare the apostles for his arrival.
- Some women go to see Jesus in his tomb and find that his tomb is empty.
Once you have ordered these events, you can use them to write a recount of the events following the Resurrection. This can be a diary entry, a letter or a story, however you would like to retell the story.
RE - Half Term work if you're eager!
Over half term, I would like you to find out everything you can about the Pentecost. After half term, we will look at the Pentecost in more detail, so it is a good idea for you to have a good understanding of it before we begin.
You have the booklets for English as well with a range of reading and SPAG activities. This will be updated weekly so look out for more English and Maths work.
See you soon