And so we (almost) made it to the end of another half term. It’s been wonderful to hear from lots of you by email and twitter and see what you’ve been up to.
Please continue to aim to do some daily Maths and English and whatever foundation work you have time for. Remember, English work can be another subject if it involves some reading and writing.
As usual, you can contact us on email or via twitter for any support or clarification that you need.
Miss Hallahan – firstname.lastname@example.org
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This week in Maths we are recapping multiplication and division. The children should recognise the sheets set as much of this is revising work we have already done. They may get through the work faster and need an extension, in which case the Classroom Secrets sheets can be used or you can find your own ideas for applying multiplication and division (eg word problems, times tables rockstars, my maths, numbots.)
Sheets are all saved below, as White Rose are no longer making them available for free on their website. However as school already has a subscription we are able to upload them. (Please do not pay for it yourself – likewise with twinkl!)
Watch the video for each day
Monday – The 3 times tables (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 3 Lesson 4)
Tuesday – The 4 and 8 times tables (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 4)
Wednesday – Multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 4)
Thursday – Dividing 2 digits by 1 digit (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 4)
Friday – Multiplication & division problem solving/Scaling (Listed on White Rose under Summer week 4)
Please continue to use the Classroom secrets sheets to support learning if you’d like to. Varied Fluency is ‘more of similar’ questions, and Problem Solving and Reasoning sheets aim to challenge the children further, with an emphasis on explaining their work – a very important skill in itself!
Below are some ideas – aim to do one per day.
Follow the daily lessons from BBC bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1
RE – reading comprehension and/or acrostic poem (see below)
Write a newspaper article about something of your choice. It could be a real or made up event. Remember to write in the past tense, chronological order and think about including some quotes. (template below)
Write a letter to someone you can’t wait to see and tell them what you’ve been up to. You can post it to them too if you like and see if you get a reply! Remember to use the features of letter writing (date and address on the top right and start and end it correctly.) (template below)
If you haven’t done so yet, then this week have a go at writing a story (as we call it ‘Big write’). 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. Perhaps use www.pobble365.com for inspiration.
Fiction Express writing competition: If you would like to enter then, once you have written your story, please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in your teacher too. 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.
We always encourage you to enjoy any form of reading, including completing a reading comprehension or enjoying books on First News or Fiction Express.
Try spelling games to work on more prefixes –
Look at the images of sculptures by Henry Moore and answer the questions on the sheet. Find out about him – When was he born? Where was he from? Where did he train? What was his job before he became an artist? Where are his sculptures found? Can I visit any locally?
Choose your favourite Henry Moore sculpture to sketch on a4 paper, either landscape or portrait. Remember to press gently with your pencil and use short strokes to sketch rather than draw. Once you’ve got an outline add shade where you can see darker areas (use a sketching pencil if you have one).
Watch videos from Espresso
Read the powerpoint about Eid (2 parts)
- Complete the reading comprehension (three levels of difficulty to choose from)
- Write an acrostic poem
- Choose from the art/dt tasks to celebrate Eid (Card making or moon and star mobile)
Watch videos to find out more about Mountains and how they are formed.
Read through the powerpoint for more on how mountains are formed.
Draw diagrams to explain how each mountain type is formed. (template below if needed)
Have a great week and don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help with anything.