Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the Year 3 home learning page and the start of our Summer Term! We hope you have had an enjoyable Easter break at home with your families. A brief update about Y3 Home Learning this term. We will be using the White Rose Maths home learning resources (which we also use in school ) primarily for our maths learning. These include a daily learning video to support your child’d understanding and an accompanying worksheet to complete(answer sheet to be provided). Additional Times Tables practice sheets and optional maths extensions will also be supplied. The BBC have also partnered up with the White Rose team, and other well trusted education providers – and will be delivering a tailored day of learning ( age group specific) across BBC iPlayer and Red Button. BBC Bitesize Daily, as the online service will be called, will home a new Maths and English lesson for every child every day. Where possible we will link areas of our Maths learning to tie in with these BBC daily lessons. More information to follow as programming details are released. See update below.
Our topic this term should be ‘The Amazon Rainforest‘ linked to our focus story ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ – subtitled ‘ A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest’ – by Lynne Cherry (A picture book by Harcourt). This is usually a very popular topic with our Year 3 children with lots of opportunities to explore related areas of learning( e.g. habitats, Amazon animals, threats ) and wider global issues. Therefore we will try our best to base our English and Topic curriculum learning around this hugely interesting and relevant Amazon Rainforest theme.
Miss Edwards will upload Art lesson plans for this term , week by week – which are based around the art work of Henry Rousseau. Please see below.
We are always delighted to receive any work from the children which we can share in our Year 3 Gallery below.
The Year 3 team continue to wish all our families the very best for the upcoming weeks.
Warm Spring wishes and positive ‘High Fives’ from,
Jacquie Pinches, Annis Ahktar and Helen Edwards
Date: Week Commencing: Monday 23rd May 2020
Here is a note to Year 3 from Miss Akhtar, Mrs Pinches and Miss Edwards
Dear Year 3,
Mrs Pinches, Ms Edwards and I are really impressed with all the hard work you have been doing across the year 3 curriculum. A big thank you to your parents for helping you to access our year 3 curriculum activities.
Week beginning 23rd May is our Half Term week. We have set you Homework for Maths, Grammar and Comprehension. We hope you have a lovely Half term and for those of us celebrating Eid, we wish you all a Happy Eid and hope you continue to stay safe.
Miss Akhtar, Mrs Pinches and Miss Edwards
Reminder: 18.05.2020 Miss Edwards has uploaded the final art lesson in the rainforest collage learning sequence. Miss Moreton has made another fantastic: ‘How to…step by step ’ instruction video showing how to create a rainforest collage at home. Some of the art skills outlined are already familiar to our Year 3 children. See under Art planning at the bottom of the web page.
Update: White Rose Maths Videos now fit neatly alongside the BBC Y3 Bitesize Daily Progression content. This means that Y3 children can also link with the BBC worksheets. See link below.
BBC and White Rose maths aligned content is here :Year 3 Maths BBC + White Rose W/C 11.05.2020
Every day you will find a daily lesson in Maths and English, focusing mainly on core skills. Plus daily lessons in other subjects (E.g. History, Geography, Science etc) for the 7 to 8 age group.
In addition, a daily episode for 7 to 9 year old will be available from 9.00 am each weekday. Click on this link to view. BBC iPlayer Bitesize Daily Lesson Each Weekday 20 mins
Date: Week commencing Monday 23rd May 2020
Overview: Multiplication and Division using our 3, 4, and 8 times tables
This week we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division based around the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
Here is the link to this week’s White Rose Home Learning Page with video guides to ‘walk you through’ the daily lessons. N/A
Please watch the video and follow the instructions on how to complete the tasks on the worksheet. Answers are available to check your work.There is one lesson for each day – Monday to Thursday. If you able to please print off the worksheet. Otherwise record/ write answers in to your Home Learning Maths book.
Friday is Arithmetic day (Miss Edwards to set tasks designed to recap the four operations).
Ongoing : Times Tables
Please continue to practise your Times Tables on Hit the Button. Year 3 Children are expected to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables fluently ( namely – off by heart ) up to 12 times the given number (e.g. 12 x 8) – and to know the related divisionfacts by the end of Year 3. So please keep on practising. You could also revisit your 2, 5, and 10 times times tables and division facts if you are still not 100% confident in them.
Here are the links to some new Times Tables websites to keep the children engaged and practising!
Remember to keep logging into your Mathletics account to complete your assigned exercises. This week try to complete any outstanding exercises.
Extra Maths challenges can be found on this excellent website which offers a variety of activities to try at home:
This week we will continue to focus on the 3, 4, and 8 x tables.
Additional Challenges to have a go at:
Every Friday is Arithmetic Day!
Arithmetic Work to be set by Miss Edwards.
This week we are going to have a go at an arithmetic paper. Remember just to try your best, check your answers, and to learn from any of your mistakes. The answers are at the end of the paper.
Date: Week commencing 23rd May 2020 – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Homework
Date: Week commencing 23rd May 2020 – Comprehension Homework
Date: Week commencing Monday 18th May 2020
Our learning focus this week will be poetry. See the weekly outline below for full details.
Parental Note: Here is a weekly outline of the focus in English learning this week. It includes a day- by- day lesson breakdown and useful parental guidance notes about the learning tasks. Please read the overview to help you gain a better understanding of the learning pathway this week and to best support your child with the set activities to complete.
Useful links to poetry sites here:
Listen to the world’d best poetry read out loud at : The Fabulous Poetry Archive
Monday: Activity: Read a List poem. Create your own List poem
Tuesday: Activity: Draft a Shape Poem
Optional: Web link below
Wednesday: Edit and improve my shape poem. Write up in best.
Thursday: Spaghetti Poem to read. Complete the accompanying Worksheet
Friday: Focus:Spelling and/or grammar task To be added on 20.05.2020
Focus: Use of possessive apostrophes .See this Bitesize Learning link
Optional: Extra Grammar Recap Exercises: Mat 4
Optional but recommended by Mrs Pinches!
Try extra spelling practice of Year 3 expected words made fun by playing this game: Choose your own spelling patterns to practise. Challenge yourself with those fiendish ‘tricky words’.
General note about learning spellings. Here is the Expected Spelling Word List Y3&4. Here also is the Y3&4-Common exception words spelling-list This is for parental reference. See today’s task for a fun online game to help practise expected spellings. A little but often is a sensible ongoing approach! You might like to think of other fun ways to support and check your child’s knowledge of spelling patterns at home. If your child is finding the Y3 spellings challenging you might want to revisit the Year 2 spellings. Here is the Y2 common word lists. Y2 Common-Exception-Words-checklist
Here is an activity booklet to download and print: -Common-Ex-Words-Year-2-Activity-Book
- Weekly Reading Comprehensions: Summer Term W/C 27.04.2020
We will upload weekly reading comprehension for the children to complete. Please have a go at all the below which are related to our Rainforest theme.
If the reading is differentiated:please read the version which best suits the stage your child is at in their reading.
- New :
- Captain Tom Moore comprehension
- The Tyger Poem By W Blake
- Tyger Poem Questions + answers
- Reading Booklets = 3 Texts. 36 Questions.
- Question Booklets x 3
- Answer Booklets and Reading Assessment Notes
- Day 2 Six Animal Fact Files to read
- Leopards Fact file Easy read
- -pythons- Different reading levels . You choose.
- pet-care-of-a-bearded-dragon. Diff. levels. You choose.
Other Reading suggestions: Please continue to read for pleasure. Reading could also include listening to audio books – lots of these can be found on YouTube or https://www.storylineonline.net/
OxfordOwl – Free E-books This is a very good website (Oxford University Press) lots of information for parents to support children’s reading, spelling and learning at home. Year Group specific.
- More E- books to be found here: https://readingeggs.co.uk/
Topic Work: Cross Curricular Link : English and Topic focus Weeks 3+ 4
Over the next two weeks our cross curricular learning will focus on
- Why rainforests are so important?
- Identifying (naming) foods and products that come from rainforests
- Thinking about why people cut down trees in the rainforest
- Thinking about the impact of logging on the rainforest natural environment
Watch these clips to find out more about tropical rainforests and their wildlife .
Explore this National Geographic website to find out about animals and their habitats.
Or look at this National Geographic website for kids: National Geographic Link
Here is an additional resources in a PowerPoint Application:
Art Term 5 (20/04/20 – 22/05/20) – Miss Edwards
In term 5 the children will be looking at exploring the work of Henry Rousseau. Each week the children will progress in their skills and techniques leading up to their final responses of a mixed media piece.
Week 1: Drawing using basic shapes.
Week 2: Drawing from nature
Resources: Plant sheet
Week 3: Colour Mixing
This week we are going to look at colour mixing. Miss Moreton has made a video to help you. Remember to keep your colour strips or your leaves for your rainforest collages next week.
Resources: Leaves, paper, paintbrush, water, newspaper, paint (watercolour, acrylic, poster paint, food colouring, whatever you
have in the house).
Hello Aspen and Mulberry. This is Miss Moreton. I have made a video to get you started with looking at colour tones and colour mixing:
Week 4: Rainforest Collages
This week we are going to develop the Henri Rousseau project by making a rainforest collage. Have a look at the video and see if you can make your own collage with a rainforest animal in it.
Resources: Paper, glue, scissors. Painted paper, pages from a magazine, leaves.
Week 5: Rainforest Insects NEW
This week we are going to make rainforest insects.
Resources: Paper, leaves, twigs, moss, seed pods, daisies or small flowers, feathers etc.
Work sheet. Rainforest Insects
Remember to send your work into the office and see it pop up on the gallery page below…. xxx
If you would like to share some of the artwork that you have created at home, please photograph it and email it to the school office. We will then post it in this gallery. Do also look on Jo Acty’s Artworks website for extra Art Ideas https://www.artworks.org.uk/links
|Lester (Mulberry Class) The problem with Palm Oil Persuasive poster||.Rosa’s (Aspen Class) Awesome Amazonian Leopard||Maya’s (Mulberry Class) Brilliant, Colourful Persuasive Deforestation Poster||Imogen’s picture of Theseus
and the Minotaur .A series of pictures
inspired by Greek Mythology stories.
|Rosa’s Egyptian Mask Aspen Class||Simon (Mulberry Class) Fantastic Fractions Problem Solving||Simon (Mulberry) Equivalent Fractions||Simon. Exploring Prime Numbers|
|Imogen’s Myths collection
Open to see Imogen’s Greek Myth pictures.
|Maisie’ s (Aspen Class ) Ocelot Fact File beautifully illustrated.|
|Luqmaan’s List Poem||.Imogen’s Lion scheme picture. Inspired by Henri Matisse|
|Luqmaan’s work. Some lovely colour mixing.||Shinji’s super Tiger shape drawing||Miles’s Tree Frog|
Maisie has enjoyed researching Rousseau and made a recreation of ‘Surprised’ using garden cuttings and a ceramic ornament that she loves.
|Marlene’s (Aspen) Jaguar|
|Anya’s (Mulberry) model creations||Ismail’s beautiful work on Ancient Egypt|
Artist at work
|Ismail’s incredible mapping|
|Shinji’s Anubis Model||Shinji’s (Mulberry Class ) sensational rainforest painting
|Marlene (Aspen) Fantastic Creative Writing inspired by The Great Kapok Tree. Please listen .|
|Simon’s well-camouflaged leaf insect. Mulberry Class.|