Year 3 2019 - 2020
We hope that you are all keeping well and have enjoyed the activities set last week.
On this page each week, you will find a selection of English and Maths task to help you continue your learning at home. They will include, spelling, reading and writing task which you can complete in your exercise books (which were within your learning packs). Feel free to complete the tasks in any order.
When you have completed your daily Maths and English, we have created a series of projects for each foundation subject. These projects can be found in the "Files to Download" section below, resources to help you with these projects will also be added to this section. These projects will be updated every two weeks to give you time to get through them all.
We hope you all continue to enjoy these activities whilst learning at home. Keep up the good work!
Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you all very soon.
Mrs Wilson, Mrs Mowat & Miss Cassidy
Ideas to support your child:
- Read every day. Ask questions about what might happen next. Discussing and defining new vocabulary.
- Practise timetables
- Practise spellings- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Week 2 (30/3/20) – Spellings:
- Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words: http://www.crosslee.manchester.sch.uk/serve_file/253974
- Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com
- Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk
- Choose 15 words off your Year 3/4 Common Exception spelling list. Create a word search using the 15 words. Write them in the grid at the bottom and then hide them in the word search grid. Write 1 letter for each word in 1 square at a time. You can write them forwards, backwards, horizontally, vertically or diagonally. When you have written in all of your chosen words, fill in the empty squares using a selection of other letters. Can you then ask someone at home to solve your word search? (The empty grid is in the ‘Files to Download’ section).
- Choose 2 words from the spelling list and create an acrostic poem. Can you write words starting with the first letter? Can you link them to the subject of the word?
Week 2 (30.3.20): Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
As you read each day, make a list of new or tricky words in the back of your exercise books. Can you write a definition for these words?
Guided Reading (for class 3C only) ‘The Travel of Ermine’ text- question sheets are already printed out in your learning packs or can be found at the bottom of the Year group page in ‘Files to Download’.
Monday – Summarise in 100 words what has happened in ‘The Travel of Ermine’ so far. Predict what you think might happen in the next few chapters.
Tuesday – Read pages 56-63 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet provided.
Wednesday – Read pages 64-73 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet provided.
Thursday – Read pages 74-82 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet provided.
Friday – Read pages 83-89 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet provided.
Guided Reading (for class 3WM only) ‘Julius Caesar’s Goat’ text - question sheets are already printed out in your learning packs or can be found at the bottom of the Year group page in ‘Files to Download’.
Monday – summarise in 100 words what has happened in the book so far. Read pages 31-36 and answer the questions on your sheet.
Tuesday – Read pages 37-45 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet. Make a note of any new vocabulary as you read it.
Wednesday – Read to pages 46-54, discuss what you have read with an adult and ask each other questions about the text.
Thursday – Read pages 55- 63 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet provided.
Friday – Read pages 64-70 and answer the questions on the guided reading sheet provided.
Other possible reading tasks:
- You could share a story with someone at home. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day.
- Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.
- Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
- Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
- Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. Look up the definitions. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word? Can you use the words in your own sentences?
- Read a booklet (pdf attachment in ‘Files to Download’) from one of the various reading genres and use the answer booklet (pdf attachment in ‘Files to Download’) to assess your comprehension by answering the questions.
Week 2 (30.3.20): English Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
- Play the punctuations matching game. Can you match up the pieces of punctuations with their uses? You can either play it as a pair’s game or snap with a partner at home. (resources in ‘Files to Download’)
- Read the information about the role of a Roman soldier. Use the letter format (pdf attachment in ‘Files to Download’) to explain why YOU would be suitable for the role using persuasive techniques to outline the personal qualities, attributes and skills you could bring to the role. Use the persuasive writing checklist (pdf attachment in ‘Files to Download’) to support your writing.
- Write your own poem about Easter. This may take the form of an acrostic, Haiku, nonsense, narrative, limerick poem. Try to include some poetic devices such as alliteration, rhyme, personification, similes, onomatopoeias, emotive language, descriptive vocabulary, metaphors etc… The BBC website provides some good definitions of these styles and features (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39) and the attached ‘features of poetry word mat’ provides some good prompts.
- Choose an unfamiliar word from your guided reading book this week and play the ‘thesaurus roll a dice game’ (pdf attached in ‘Files to Download’) to complete one of the given activities. This may include writing a synonym, antonym or definition for your word.
- Write your own explanation text for how to set up an Easter egg hunt. Don’t forget to include the features to have looked at over the last couple of weeks (Clear steps, short introduction, time connectives, casual conjunctions, illustrations and diagrams etc…) Ask your family to follow your explanation when setting up your own hunt at home!
Week 2 (30.03.20): Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
- Working on Times Table Rockstars on the times tables set – your child will have an individual login to access this. This week we will be looking at using our knowledge of 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s to apply this to 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 100s.
- Complete pages 1-5 of your Spring Themed Maths activity book (resources in 'Files to Download'). Alternatively, if you are unable to print, play on Hit the Button - focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.
- Using the 2D shape word mat provided (resources in 'Files to download), see how many objects around the house you can find around the household which are these shapes. Practise drawing them, and writing the correct mathematical names to describe the shapes. Can you recall any of their properties? ( Number of corners or sides). Write a list of the objects you find and what shape they are. See if you can find three objects for each shape.
- Download and print a ruler from http://printable-ruler.net/. Measure accurately and calculate the perimeter (measurement around the outside) of 10 objects in your house. These objects should preferably be smaller than the ruler you download and flat, such as books, coasters or iPads. Remember to include your units of measure (mm/cm).
- Get a piece of paper and show everything you know about Addition. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.
- Please see https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ for further maths activities, tutorial videos, worksheets and answers. The website demonstrates different mathematical concepts and then has linked questions.
Please find Foundation projects and relevant resources in 'Files to Download'.