And so another week is upon us! We hope that you had a lovely long weekend and a break from home learning, so that the children are ready and raring to go again!
As usual, please aim to do some daily Maths and English work and pick and choose from the rest if you have time. You can contact us on email or via twitter for any support or clarification that you need.
Miss Hallahan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Tite – email@example.com
This week in Maths we are merging two weeks, so we have two final sessions on fractions and three sessions on money.
Sheets are all saved below as White Rose will not be making them available on their website for free after this week. However as school already has a subscription we are able to upload them here. (Please do not pay for it yourself – likewise with twinkl!)
Watch the video for each day and complete each sheet (answers are available on the White Rose website).
Monday – Add Fractions (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 2)
Tuesday – Subtract Fractions (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 2)
Wednesday – Convert Pounds and pence (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 3)
Thursday – Add money (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 3)
Friday – Subtract money (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 3)
Please continue to use the Varied Fluency and Problem Solving and Reasoning sheets as extra/alternatives, if children prefer them or find the White Rose work too hard/easy.
The children may start to recognise the White Rose sheets set from Wednesday, as much of this work is revising work that we have already done. Therefore they may get through the work faster and need an extension, in which case the Classroom Secrets sheets can be used.
Please keep up with regular reading. You can still email Miss Hallahan for Fiction Express log in details. We can’t stress enough the importance of regular reading to improve English skills.
You can follow the daily lessons from BBC bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1
Read First News and have a go at the comprehension from 1st or 8th May.
Continue work on poetry this week. Who is your favourite poet? What is your favourite poem? What style of poetry do you prefer?
Write a VE day shape poem – it could be in the shape of a poppy, a cross or a soldier for example.
Continue using these ideas-
Listen to poems by Michael Rosen then have a go at writing your own or performing a poem of your choice (We recommend ‘Chocolate Cake’ ‘The register’ and ‘No breathing in class’) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7D-mXO4kk-XWvH6lBXdrPw
Look at ‘Shape poems’ – there a hundreds available online to look at – and write your own shape poem. (The shape of your poem should be what the poem is about!)
You may enjoy this story as a reading break – https://issuu.com/sophie_marsh/docs/stay_home_superheroes/1?ff
The Fiction Express writing competition is still open – once you have written your story, please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in your teacher too. Perhaps use www.pobble365.com for inspiration. These stories should be typed and a minimum 1 page and a maximum length of 2 pages of A4. The text should double spaced, using Times New Roman font, size 12
Alternatively, use Pobble 365 (or any story idea you like) as inspiration for a hand written big write this week. Below are saved a few examples of a story board you can use to to plan your ideas. I would recommend planning on the first day, drafting/writing the story the next day and on the third day editing the story in a different colour pen. The story board plan can be used to generate ideas – draw pictures in the big box and words or phrases on the lines.
Try spelling games to work on prefixes –
Ask the children to name the bones in their body that they know (don’t correct them at this point!). Encourage the children to feel their different bones as they describe and name them.
Using an outline of a person (sheet below) draw on/label what they think is inside. Particularly encourage the children to label their skeletons with the names of the bones that they know. (Remind children that we can use scientific names or common names for the bones in our skeleton – you choose!)
Watch Espresso – What’s inside me? (To log in username – student 2216 passord – wransom)
Try activity –
Complete the worksheet – label the positions of the bones accurately onto the diagram of a skeleton.
As an extension you could make a flap sheet or a life size skeleton! (all saved below).
Watch the video (You’ll need to be signed into Espresso/Discovery Education – details above)
Read through the powerpoint to discuss the importance of the river and what it was used for.
Complete the mind map ‘Why was the river Nile so important?’
Read the information sheet and make your own poster or map – to show what you have learnt.
Continue to improve your touch typing – scroll down to start at Level 1.
Use BBC Bitesize to revise the topics that we have done so far this year, or learn something new. Or ou can still email Miss Hallahan for access to Language Nut for French. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty
Have a great week and don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help with anything.