Year 3

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the class page for Year 3.  I will update this page with work I would like you to complete at home.   Work for each day will be set out under the day, together with some useful websites.     Remember to keep up with your reading too.  If you are on Oxford Reading Buddy and you take each quiz and score 80% or more it will move your book level up after a certain number of books or you can read your own choice books.   You will also find fun times tables games on Mathsframe and Purple mash 2simple table toons.

To contact me during this period of school closure please e-mail Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and I will get back to you. Please send me pictures of all the great things you are doing and I will put some of them on this page. I look forward to hearing from you. 

MrsTaylor

Week 2
Friday 3rd April
Well done everyone – you have reached the end of term! Thank you so much for all the fantastic work you have been emailing to me.  I am extremely impressed and would like to thank your families for all of the support they are giving to you.  Keep sending me your work and anything else you wish to share with me – I love to hear from you and will shortly update the class gallery so keep checking our webpage, even during the holiday.  I am especially looking forward to reading your stories over Easter – and to finally being able to eat chocolate again!!  Have a happy time with your family.    Mrs T xx
P.E. & Times Tables
Why not tune in to start the day with the Joe Wicks’ workout?  There are also some great relaxation videos on Cosmickids  yoga (try the Pokemon or Minecraft yoga for a bit of fun!).
You can also try something different by making up a dance as you sing  loud and proud to the 8 Times Table Song on:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN3RG5iLKpo

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Week 2  Lesson 5 –  Step 1 – Equivalent Fractions from the White Rose Maths website and use the answer page to check how you got on.  If you are finding these maths pages a bit too challenging, please do let me know.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/    

There is a fabulous interactive Fraction Wall that we use in class to help with Equivalent fractions. Find it at Visnos.com or the link below: https://www.visnos.com/demos/fraction-wall

English
Today we are going to complete our story based on Chapter 2 of the Iron Man by writing the resolution and ending.  I’m afraid I got a little carried away writing my ending so please don’t feel that you have to write as much as me! Look at the sheet below for inspiration. I am looking for: Great sentences with capital letters and full stops; interesting sentence openers and time adverbs to begin and order your paragraphs (there’s a picture below to help you); lots of adverbs and fantastic adjectives to describe what happens and how everyone feels –   I hope you have fun! 

If you want to continue your story this afternoon, all of the activities below can be completed at any time.  Remember to check your story for punctuation and any missing words , then please ask an adult to take a picture and send it to me – thank you!

  • Friday Afternoon:  today you have a choice of activities! If you are bored during the Easter break, you could also give these a go.
    You can do:
    English
    complete your story;
    English – complete your diary for this week – keep it going over the Easter break;
    D.T.have a go at making a model using levers and linkages – you could even make a short animation with your model like Nick Park’s first animation filmed here in Preston;
    D.T.make a pop-up book of a story;
    R.E.
    finish your Easter comic strip and watch the Espresso videoPeter’s Problem’ on the link below https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1029973/grade2/module1028383/index.html  
    * Science – Do you remember the pot of soil under my desk for our soil  investigation? We ran out of time but you could have a go yourself.
    First, watch the video and take the soil quizzes on Espresso at:
  • https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/factfile_index/item716018/grade2/index.html
  • Then, find some soil and have a close look at it : what can you see?
  • Next, mix the soil with some water in a see-through container, leave it to settle over a few days. Can you see any layers? Draw a picture or take a photo of what you see. What do you think the layers are?
  • Lastly, plant some seeds over the Easter holidays and watch them grow or take pictures of the plants in your house or garden – it’s a time to celebrate Spring and new life.
    * Computing –follow the link to play lots of Scratch games sent in to Mrs Lambert by one of our class – have fun playing them!
    https://scratch.mit.edu/search/projects?q=mantaray10

And finally………..  If you would like to get crafty over the Easter break, here is the Project Homework for next half term:

Thursday 2nd April
It’s nearly the end of the week. Well done everyone for all the fantastic work you have been emailing to me.  I am extremely impressed and would like to thank your families for all of the support they are giving to you.  Keep sending me your work – I love to hear from you and will shortly update the class gallery.  I am especially looking forward to reading your stories.
P.E. & Times Tables
Why not tune in to start the day with the Joe Wicks’ workout?  There are also some great relaxation videos on Cosmickids  yoga (try the Pokemon or Minecraft yoga for a bit of fun!).
You can also try something different by making up a dance as you sing  loud and proud to the 8 Times Table Song on:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN3RG5iLKpo

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Week 2  Lesson 3 –  Step 8 – Fractions of a set of objects 2 from the White Rose Maths website and use the answer page to check how you got on.  If you are finding these maths pages a bit too challenging, please do let me know.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
Today we are going to continue our story based on Chapter 2 of the Iron Man.  I shall model 2-3 paragraphs of my story plan today and I suggest you try to do the same, but if you have already written your story, use the time today to check your punctuation and spelling and add some more adjectives, adverbs and interesting openers to redraft it.   If you are writing a little each day, leave the rest of your page for Friday.  Today, we are going to write the build-up and problem in the story. Look at the sheet below for inspiration. I am looking for: Great sentences with capital letters and full stops; correct layout and punctuation of speech; adverbs to explain how your characters speak and act; time adverbs to begin and order your paragraphs (there’s a picture below to help you) – Have fun!

Design Technology
Now that you know what levers and linkages are, I would like you to design in your workbook a character with movable parts. It could be the Iron Man or the Space-Being, your own story character or something else of your own choice.  Watch the video below to see how to make some simple levers and linkages. If you have some split pins, you could have a go over the next few days at making your model using card from cereal packets or delivery boxes.  There is a picture below to inspire you.  If you do not have the materials to make the model, an alternative idea is to have a go at making a pop-up book instead. (see the video below)  You could make one of your story if you wish.  I hope you have fun and I look forward to seeing pictures of your creations.
https://www.robives.com/product/lever/

For the pop-up books, check out this great video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ0_a3jYRlI

Wednesday 1st April
No school work to do today………only joking!  Happy April Fool’s Day everyone. 
P.E. & Times Tables
Let’s start the day with a workout. You can have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout or try something different by making up a dance as you sing  loud and proud to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ4ooLN7Bmo
Maths
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Week 2  Lesson 2 –  Step 7 – Fractions of a set of objects from the White Rose Maths website and use the answer page to check how you got on.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
Today we are going to begin our story based on Chapter 2 of the Iron Man.  I shall model 1 – 2 paragraphs of my story plan each day and I suggest you try to do the same, but if you wish to write your story all in one day because you are feeling inspired, then go for it (just remember to split it into paragraphs like the plan!).   If you are writing a little each day, leave the rest of your page and another blank page in your home learning book for tomorrow and Friday.  Today, we are going to introduce the scene and characters.  Look at the pictures for inspiration. I am looking for: Great sentences with capital letters and full stops; interesting adjectives and noun phrases to describe the characters and setting; lots of different sentence openers (there’s a picture below to help you) – Have fun!

Design Technology
Our project for this half term was to make an object from cardboard and paper which included levers and linkages, so what are they? Follow the link to the website below to find out.  Can you find any levers in your house or garden? Can you find any in pop-up books or toys?
https://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2008-09/science/irf_08_51/index.html

Tuesday 31st March
P.E. & Times Tables
Let’s start the day with a workout. You can have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout or try something different by making up a dance as you sing  loud and proud to:  

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Week 2  Lesson 1 –  Step 6 – Fractions on a numberline from the White Rose Maths website and use the answer page to check how you got on.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
I’m looking forward to reading your descriptions of the stone giant- remember to ask an adult to send them to me.  Today we are going to plan our story based on Chapter 2 of the Iron Man.  If you want to listen again, click the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TvcRzzzs44

I have ‘chunked’ the plot of chapter 2 into 5 sections.  We are going to follow the same plot but change the characters and location. You can create your own plan (see blank plan below) and copy it into your home learning book or use my plan and add/change the details in it (see completed plan below).  When you have finished your plan, have a look at some story books to help you come up with two interesting opening sentences to grab your reader’s attention.

Blank plan

 

Completed plan

History
Log into Espresso Education as you did yesterday and select Key Stage 2 History, then select Stone Age to Iron Age. To finish off our topic, we are going to compare life in the different prehistoric periods and find out how everyday life changed during this time.  Then we will be ready to study the Romans next term.
Use the comparing periods form  in  printable resources (If you have a purple learning book there is a blank copy in it) to collect the information you need to compare as you watch the 4 videos. You can draw your own chart if you wish with 4 columns and use words and pictures to compare the different periods.  Now watch the videos on the Middle Stone Age, New Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  At the end of each video, fill in the chart with the information for each section if it was covered in the video.  Finally, write two sentences to explain which period you would have preferred to live in and why.

Week 2
Monday 30th March
P.E.
Let’s start the day with a workout. You can have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout or try something different at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/champions-collection/zhcdcqt

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Week 1  Lesson 5 –  Tenths as Decimals from the White Rose Maths website and use the answer page to check how you got on.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
For our English this week we are going to have a go at writing our own version of Chapter 2 where Hogarth sees and traps the Iron Man.  We shall write it over several days and today we are going to invent and describe our main character who will be made of stone and ,instead of eating metal, he will munch all the stone walls, small buildings, tarmac roads and anything made of rock. I have called him Fossil Man but you could choose Mineral Man, the Granite Giant or another rock-inspired name of your choice.  Have fun describing him. The sheet below is to give you ideas, but feel free to be as imaginative as you like.
Dear Diary,
Remember to keep writing your daily diary and use lots of different time adverbs to begin your sentences, for example: When I got up,  Next,  After that,  Later on, In the afternoon.

Science
Using the Espresso Education icon on the school website, log in to Discovery Education, then select Key Stage 2 Science. Go to forces and magnets and select Magnets. If we were at school this week, we would carry out a test to see which of our magnets was the strongest.  Instead you will watch some children test this on a video. Before you watch the video ‘Investigating magnetic strength’, predict which of the magnets shown in the picture will be the strongest (by holding the most paperclips) and which you think will be the weakest (by holding the lowest number of paperclips). At the end of the video, were you surprised by what you found out?
If you have several magnets at home and some small light metal objects (like paperclips, staples, nails – check with your adult first!) carry out your own test to see which magnet is the strongest. 
In your workbook under the heading ‘Investigating  magnetic strength’ write a paragraph to explain how to test the strength of different  magnets and what you found out in the video.  Does a magnet have to be large to have a strong magnetic force?

Week 1
Tuesday 24th March
P.E.
Let’s start the day with a workout. Did you have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout yesterday? You can find his daily workouts on youtube. 

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 1 – Unit and non-unit fractions from the White Rose Maths website

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.  Try to write a little in your diary each school day – you will be creating a piece of history for people to read in the future.

The Iron Man – Click on the link below to listen to Chapter 1 of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes  on youtube  (Mr Chapman reads)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycgfA-7udHs

Science
Using the Espresso Education icon on the school website, log in to Discovery Education, then select Key Stage 2 Science. Go to forces and magnets and select Magnets. Watch the video ‘Are all metals magnetic?’ Were you surprised by what you found out? If you have a magnet at home carry out your own test to see which materials are magnetic (remember to keep your magnet away from ALL electronic items).
In your workbook under the heading ‘Are all metals magnetic?’ write a paragraph to explain what you have found out about the materials that are attracted to magnets.

For further information, have a look at BBC Bitesize here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zw889qt

Wednesday 25th March
P.E.
Let’s start the day with a workout. Did you have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout yesterday? You can find his daily workouts on youtube. 

Maths
Please follow the link below and watch the video, then complete Lesson 2 – Making the whole from the White Rose Maths website.  You will not be able to write your answers on the worksheet so please write them in your workbook (write the numbers only or draw pictures if you need to).  Next, check your answers.  How did you get on?
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
The Iron Man – Click on the link below to listen to Chapter 2 of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes on youtube  (Mr Chapman reads) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TvcRzzzs44

Imagine that you are Hogarth sitting in the tree watching the fox when the Iron Man reappears.  Write an account in the first person (I, me, my) of what happened and how you felt about it.  Remember to write in the past tense and start each sentence in a different way (for example:  First,  Next,  After that, While…. When…., As…..). Include a sentence at the end to explain why you (Hogarth) feel guilty about trapping the Iron Man. You should aim to write about 2 paragraphs (half a page). You could draw a picture at the end of your two paragraphs if you wish.

History
Log into Espresso Education as you did yesterday and select Key Stage 2 History, then select Stone Age to Iron Age. Watch the videos on the Middle Stone Age and New Stone Age and complete the Stone Age Quiz in Activities to see how much you can remember.  This should recap what we have studied in class so far.

Next,  read the factfile about Stonehenge to discover when, where, how and why it was built and take a virtual tour of the site on the English Heritage website here
Now you are ready to create one of the following:
*  a drawing of Stonehenge with detailed labels that give some information about when, where, how and why it was built;
* a model with the same detailed labels (take a picture to send to me)
* a new paragraph for the English Heritage guidebook answering those questions.

Chill Out Time
Finally, have a look at the wonderful Cosmickids website for some cool yoga videos.  We did the ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ one yesterday and it was good fun – see if you can do it without falling over! https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

Thursday 26th March
P.E.
Let’s start the day with a workout. Did you have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout yesterday? You can find his daily workouts on youtube. 

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 3 – Tenths from the White Rose Maths website
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English
The Iron Man – Click on the link below to listen to Chapter 3 of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes on youtube  (Mr Chapman reads)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_wgcrIX5iM

I challenge you to create a metal menu for the Iron Man full of tasty metal treats such as succulent steel sausages with crunchy chrome cogs and copper chips.  Be as imaginative and alliterative as you can and set it out like a real menu in a restaurant with starters, mains, desserts and drinks. I would love to see your menu.  Please ask your adult to send me a picture and we can share some of them.
Metal Menu for Iron Man

Art
In the picture below are examples of work by the four main illustrators of the Iron Man book.  In the background of three of the pictures you will see the scrapyard from Chapter 3.  Choose your favourite part of the story and create a detailed illustration.  You can copy the style of one of the illustrators or use your own unique style. You may also use any medium you choose (eg pen or pencil drawing; paint, collage; a mixture of all of these!) Remember to send me a picture.
Illustrations of The Iron Man

Friday 27th March
Well done everyone, you have almost completed a week of home schooling.  We are all settling down into new routines and I want to thank you and your adult helpers for working so hard this week, especially when the weather has been so lovely.  Look at our class gallery for some examples of the wonderful work that has been sent to me this week.  Keep sending in your pictures, everyone, especially of any Project Homework tasks you have managed to complete. Thank you.  

P.E.
Let’s start the day with a workout. You can have a go at Joe Wicks’ workout or try something different at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/champions-collection/zhcdcqt

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 4 –  Count in Tenths from the White Rose Maths website
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English & PSHE
Dear Diary
If you haven’t had time to write in your diary each day, make time today to write an entry for each day this week.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.  Who knows? Your diary may be the basis of a future ‘Adrian Mole’ or ‘Roderick’ in years to come!
Do you remember Harold from the Life Education Bus? Have a look at Harold’s Diary on the link below to inspire you:
https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

The Iron Man – Click on the link below to listen to and enjoy Chapter 4 of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes on youtube  (Mr Chapman reads)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAiU8Hm-4lw 

If you can’t wait to hear how the story finishes, click the link to hear Chapter 5 of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes on youtube  (Mr Chapman reads) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzGQUs6Vcjc

R.E.
As Easter week approaches, our R.E. this term is to find out what Christians believe about Easter. Using the Espresso Education icon, login to Discovery Education. Select Key Stage 2, then R.E., then Easter.  Now, watch the ‘Easter Story’ video. Your task is to create a comic strip of the events of Holy Week. (This may take two lessons so next week’s R.E. is to finish your comic strip). You can use the writing frame in Printable Resources as a guide, or choose one of the resources below (based on Twinkl resources) or create your own.
Easter comic strip with captions
Easter comic strip without captions 

Project Homework
Here’s a reminder of the Project Homework tasks for this half term.  The museum trip is no longer possible, but why not try a mesolithic model, design a program on Scratch or check out all the magnets in your house?

Year 3 Project Homework Spring 2