Year 3

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the class page for Year 3.  I shall update this page  with the work I would like you to have a go at.  If you are finding any of the activities I set a little tricky, please let me know.  

Remember to keep up with your reading too.  Can you challenge yourself to go up a level on Oxford Reading Buddy?  

Thank you to everyone who has sent me their work. I love to hear from you all, so please keep sending me your messages and pictures.  While the school is closed, please e-mail me on Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and I will get back to you.  I look forward to hearing from you all. 

MrsTaylor

Class Gallery:   Have a look below at some of the fabulous work , crafts and art work I have been sent so far this half term. 

Summer Term – Week 12 – Last week of term  – 13th – 17th July
****MEET YOUR NEW TEACHER ZOOM MEETING ****
You are invited to meet your Year 4  teachers on Tuesday 14th July at 9:30am.  Please ask your grown-up to email Mrs Taylor (Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!  
Hello wonderful Year 3 children and families,
Thank you so much for all your hard work and commitment throughout Year 3 and the Lockdown period – you have ALL been truly amazing and I have loved hearing from you and seeing lots of smiling faces on Zoom. Thank you for being the very best that you can be this year in and out of school.  You should all be extremely proud of yourselves.  Have lots of summer fun over the holidays ready for an awesome Year 4. Stay safe and well,  Mrs T

P.E. – Keep active!
Follow the link here to find lots of great websites with fitness ideas to keep you active this week and over the holidays.
Maths
This week we are revising Place Value ready for Year 4. Please note there are no videos to go with this week’s worksheets.
Monday
 Y3-Autumn-Block-1-WO5-Number-line-to-1000-2019  
Y3-Autumn-Block-1-ANS5-Number-line-to-1000
Tuesday  
Y3-Autumn-Block-1-WO6-Find-1-10-100-more-or-less-2019  
Y3-Autumn-Block-1-ANS6-Find-1-10-100-more-or-less
Wednesday 
Y3-Autumn-Block-1-WO9-Ordering-numbers-2019  
Y3-Autumn-Block-1-ANS9-Ordering-numbers
Thursday 
Y3-Autumn-Block-1-WO10-Counting-in-50s-2019 
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Friday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk11
Number of the Week Y3 Wk11 Answers1  
English  
Oxford Reading Buddy
From now until September, your challenge is to move up at least one level on Oxford Reading Buddy. (the Target Level for Year 3 is Level 12 but keep going if you are already there!)  The quizzes are really good practise and help to improve your comprehension skills. If you are having any problems with ORB or the system won’t move you up, please ask your adult to email me.
Grammar
Over the week, have a look at these fun grammar activities on BBC Bitesize.  You can spread these activities over any of the days as I would like you to spend some time on the Moving Up activities below.
Revising Word Types  
Using a Dictionary and alphabetical order  
How to use possessive apostrophes  

Moving up to Year 4

Please see below for some lovely activities to help prepare for the move up to Year 4! Have a go at as many of these as you like.
The second link has more detailed worksheets for you to use. Please send your activities to me and I will forward them to Miss Bowker and Miss Hastewell so that they can get to know  a little about you before  September!
Y3-4 Theme Ideas – Moving on up

Y3-4 Learning Pack – Moving on up  

Summer Term – Week 11 – 6th – 10th July
****ZOOM MEETING NUMBER 3****
Join me on Friday at 11:00am for a Zoom quiz and chat with your friends from Year 3. Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Taylor (Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!

Hello Everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend and thank you to you and your adults for keeping going with your home schooling and for all the fantastic things you are all doing and sending to me.  I love to hear from you. This week I hope the sun will shine
enough for you to have a go at some of the Virtual Sports Day challenges on our webpage. (see PE below). Also, please join me if you can for possibly our last Year 3 class Zoom call on Friday.  Hope to see you then,     
Mrs T
P.E. – Virtual Sports Day
Follow the link here to the Virtual Sports Day activities. Some can be done indoors like the speed bounces and standing long jump and triple jump – we did them in the corridor at school! Please ask an adult to email me your personal best scores (PB) for our class score by Thursday 9th July.
Email:Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk  
There are medals and certificates to be won! Have fun everyone. There are also lots of other fitness ideas and challenges for you to try over the summer on this webpage.

Maths
Morning Maths  Monday – Thursday
Keep going with the place value challenges but you could also try the tables challenges and any others of your own choice: Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  
Maths Hub – Monday – Thursday
This week we are looking at measuring mass and capacity  These are skills you will have practised with all the baking you have been doing!
Monday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/434622854  
Lesson 1 – Measure mass (2)  
Lesson 1 Answers – Measure mass (2)  
Tuesday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/434622998  
Lesson 2 – Compare mass
Lesson 2 Answers – Compare mass    
Wednesday – Watch the Video here:  https://vimeo.com/434623103  
Lesson 3 – Add and subtract mass
Lesson 3 Answers – Add and subtract mass   
Thursday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/434623253  
Lesson 4 – Measure capacity (2)  
Lesson 4 Answers – Measure capacity (2) 
F
riday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk10
Number of the Week Y3 Wk10 Answers
Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Check 9   
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Check 9 Answers  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Check 9
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Check 9 Answers  
Also check out BBC Bitesize for the Friday reasoning challenges

English  
Oxford Reading Buddy
From now until September, your challenge is to move up at least one level on Oxford Reading Buddy. (the Target Level for Year 3 is Level 12 but keep going if you are already there!)  The quizzes are really good practise and help to improve your comprehension skills. If you are having any problems with ORB or the system won’t move you up, please ask your adult to email me to sort it out or I can move you up myself.  You can, of course, keep reading your own choice of books as well and please do “Keep Reading!” (Strictly voice needed here!)

SpellingsPlease practise the 11 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday. :KS2 spelling year 3 list 10 silent letters
There is also a fun sheet to help you learn the spellings: worksheet-12-kn-gn-anagrams-very-easy
Dear Diary
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Up! Up and Away! 
This week is all about flight. Have fun watching films, reading fact books and poems and writing your own.
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online . 
GRAMMAR FOCUS:  Have a look at BBC Bitesize for tips on
Using a Thesaurus to find words with a similar meaning (synonyms)
Monday
– Watch and enjoy the short film Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore.   
Watch again up to 4:50.  Think about verbs that could describe how the man is moving/flying in the storm and how the
books are flying later on
, e.g. twirling, swirling, tumbling.   
Can you find any other -ing words to describe flying? Use https://www.wordhippo.com/    to help you make a list of -ing words.
YOUR TASK: Create an ‘ing’ poem about flying using some
of the verbs you have explored.
Start off by describing how Mr Passmore is flying in a dangerous and uncontrolled way, next describe how the books are flying in a calm and controlled way later in the film.  Here is an example to help you but you could choose your own poem structure using -ing words if you wish:
Whisked away by the
gusts of wind,
Falling, gliding,
tumbling, diving.
Trying to catch a hold,
Bumping, reaching,
grabbing, plunging.
The elegant books
soaring through the sky.
Gliding, drifting,
hovering, fluttering.
Waiting for the right
person to come along,
Coasting, skimming,
floating, cruising.
Finally, check your spellings and write out your poem in best joined-up handwriting. You could decorate it with book pictures too!
Tuesday
Today you are going to find out about the American Wright Brothers who are thought to have been the first people to successfully fly a flying machine.
First of all,  have a go at thinking about what you think each word below might mean and then look up the definition in a dictionary.
https://www.wordhippo.com/
aerodynamic, pioneer, glider, efficient, navigate, warped. 
Next, Now watch the clip below. Remember to listen out for the words you have explored.
The Wright Brothers: First Successful Aeroplane 1903 (spelt airplane in American English) 
While you watch jot down any new wrds you are unsure of to check in the dictionary.
Now,  find out some more information here: Ducksters – Wright
Brothers. 
At the bottom of the webpage is a quiz. Click on the link to test your knowledge by completing the ten question quiz!
YOUR TASK TODAY -GRAMMAR FOCUS:  Next, watch and complete the activities on the BBC Bitesize page Using a Dictionary  
Wednesday
Today you are going to make notes on a mind – map based on the information you learned yesterday about the Wright Brothers.  You will use this information tomorrow to create a factsheet about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Look at the example of a  mindmap here:

YOUR TASK: Next, rewatch the video and read the information on the Ducksters website and make notes on your own mind map or print one of these examples: mind-map-writing-template  
research map template  
Thursday and Friday – Today you are going to write your factsheet about the Wright Brothers.  Remember to include these features:
*
a title
* write in full sentences and start a new paragraph for each new subject
* use a sub-heading for each new subject eg Early Life
* Include any pictures or diagrams

* Include a ‘Did you Know?’ or ‘Fun Fact ‘ or Quiz
Make your factsheet eye-catching and fun to read and remember to check spellings and punctuation. It would be lovely to share your factsheets on our webpage.  Look at these examples for ideas:

Afternoon Crafts
Check out the Art page on our website for lots of art and craft ideas to try at home: here

Musical Fun
Check out BBC Bitesize Found Sounds to make some music around the house.  Have fun!

Summer Term – Week 10 – 29th June – 3 July
Hello Everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend and thank you all those of you who were able to join me for our game on Zoom and to your adults for  being with you. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!  Welcome to the first week of our Virtual Sports Day challenges for you to try at home. We’ll be dodging the rain showers and trying them at school too. To find the activities and teaching videos, follow the link 
(here). Please ask an adult to email me your personal best scores (PB) for our class score sheet over the next 2 weeks.
Email:Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk  
There are medals and certificates to be won! Have fun everyone.  Mrs T
P.E. – Try to keep active.
Follow the link here to the Virtual Sports Day activities. You can also try Joe Wicks’ workout here  on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday or try one of these?
Cosmic Kids YogaJust Dance videos , NHS Change for life ,
Marathon Kids  
Maths
Morning Maths  Monday – Thursday
This week we are going to revise our Place Value ready for September. Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  –Please complete the Digit Values, Partitioning and Ordering challenges on Level 3 or Level 2 . 
Maths Hub – Monday – Thursday
This week we are looking at shapes and revising telling the time. Check out the Visnos Interactive Teaching Clock to help you.
Monday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/432264831  
Lesson 1 – Draw accurately  
Lesson 1 Answers – Draw accurately
Tuesday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/432264925  
Lesson 2 – Recognise and describe 2D shapes    
Lesson 2 Answers – Recognise and describe 2D shapes    
Wednesday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/432265088  
Lesson 3 – Recognise and describe 3D shapes  
Lesson 3 Answers – Recognise and describe 3D shapes  
Thursday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/432265268  
Lesson 4 – Telling the time to 5 minutes  
Lesson 4 Answers – Telling the time to 5 minutes  
Friday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk9
Number of the Week Y3 Wk9 Answers
Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 8
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 8 Answers
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 8
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 8 Answers

English  
Reading, Reading and more Reading.….
.a huge well done to our Oxford Reading Buddy Champions – whatever you are reading – keep reading everyone!
Spellings
Please practise the 11 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday: KS2 spelling year 3 list 9
Dear Diary
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Monster Mayhem!  This week is all about monsters. Have fun reading all about them and then create your own monster story.
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online . 
Monday
Watch and enjoy the story of The Monster Crisp-Guzzler by Malorie Blackman. Watch up to 10:02 minutes. MAKE SURE YOU STOP AT THIS POINT!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011t3y9
First think about the answers to these questions:
What do you think is going to happen? Will someone save Meera? Who might that be? What do you think will happen at the end of the story?
YOUR TASK:
Write the next part of the story with your version of what you think happens. Remember to write as if you are Meera and in the past tense.
Finally,
watch the ending and compare to your ending! 
Which ending do you prefer and why?
TuesdayToday I would like you to read and enjoy with an adult an extract  from Stitch Head by Guy Bass:https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/6854/Stitch-Head-by-Guy-Bass.html  
Next,
use a dictionary orwordhippo.com to find the meaning of any unfamiliar words including:  trundled, toiling, creation, peculiar, administering, rafters, behold, witnessed.
YOUR TASK:  Think about the answers to these questions and write them in full sentences your workbook:
1. How does Stitch Head feel about the professor creating all these new monsters? (use evidence from the story to explain how you know)
2. How does the professor feel about creating all the new monsters? (use evidence from the story to explain how you know)

Finally, treat yourself by watching this extract of Hotel Transylvania. Now, tell someone: Which is your favourite monster in the scene and why? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpkncObsNqY
Wednesday
Watch and enjoy this short film: https://vimeo.com/36998452
First, think about the answers to these questions:
How was the boy feeling when the monster appeared behind him? What made the boy change his feelings towards the monster?
YOUR TASK: You are now going to retell the story from the boy’s point of view. Remember to write your story as if you are the boy:
TOP TIPS FOR WRITING:
Write in the past tense, w
rite in the first person (I, me, my)
As you write, try to include how you are feeling throughout.
Try to include some Year 3 sentence types. Use adverbs – suddenly, silently, soon, next, eventually, etc. Use prepositions for where – above, below, beneath, within, outside, beyond, etc.
Look at this story structure to help you include all the main points but please rewrite it in your own words and remember to check spellings and punctuation at the end. I look forward to reading your stories!
Marshmallow Blocked Story Plan  
Thursday – Today you are going to create your own Monster.
Think about all the different types of monster that you have looked at so far this week. Can you design your own monster?
What will it look like? What colour is it? Is it large or small? Can it do something strange like twist off its legs or remove its head? Is it furry, scaly, slimy, soft or spiky? How many eyes/ ears/ noses/mouths has it got? What does it like to eat?
1. Draw/colour/ and label your monster with the ideas above.
(If you like, you could also make your monster with any craft materials you have and take a picture for the webpage.)
2. Create a fact file for your monster. You could do this in the style of a Top Trumps card as in previous units. Include information such as:
Name: Age: Height: Habitat: Diet (Food): Likes/Dislikes: Special features: Scare factor; 
AND/OR You could write a short paragraph to describe your monster. 
Friday
Read and enjoy the poem The Monster Sale by Brian Moses from this extract of his book:  https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/8711/The-Monster-Sale-by-Brian-Moses.html  
Next,
read There’s a Monster in My School Bag by David Windle: http://www.primarypoe ms.com/2012/07/20/th eres-a-monster-in-myschoolbag/
YOUR TASK: Write a poem about your monster that you created yesterday.
Think about:
What does your monster like to do? Does it live in a particular place? Does it eat certain things?
Use your fact file from yesterday to help you.
As you write, keep reading your poem aloud to check you are happy with it. When you have finished, perform your poem to your household and send a picture of it to Mrs T! 

VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY 2020
Follow the link here to find the teaching videos for each activity.  It would be great if you could try as many as you can over the next 2 weeks.  After each activity, send an email of your PB (personal best) score to Mrs Taylor at the address above. Some of the activities could be done at the park. If you do not have a tape measure at home, a large adult stride is about 1 metre. Have fun taking part!

Monster Makes  
If you are feeling crafty, watch the following clips, before having a go at making your own monster creations! Please note all these activities require adult supervision.
– How to make a shoebox monster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JHBiyj7SZY  
– How to Make Monster Cookies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYacfX8NnoY
– Quick and Easy Monster Cupcakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI0nq9HL3iw
– Monster Halloween Marshmallow Pops https://recipesfromapantry.com/halloween-marshmallow-pops-monster/

Summer Term – Week 9 – 22nd – 26th June
Hello everyone,
Thank you very much for joining me in our first Zoom call on Friday – it was wonderful to see all of your lovely happy faces and to hear your news.  You have all achieved so much and should be very proud of yourselves and your families for all of their support. Well done and thank you.
****ZOOM MEETING NUMBER 2****
Join me on Friday at 11:00am for a Zoom quiz and chat with your friends from Year 3. Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Taylor (Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!
P.E. – Try to keep active.
Follow the link to Joe Wicks‘ workout here  on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
or have a go at something different. Why not try one of these?
Cosmic Kids Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga  
Just Dance videos – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChIjW4BWKLqpojTrS_tX0mg
NHS Change for life – https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqsnajcO16AIVB7LtCh0XuQANEAAYASAAEgLFtvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Scouts Outdoors, Indoors! – https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/
Marathon Kids – https://marathonkids.org/free-pe-resources-for-parents-families/
Go noodle for families – https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths
Morning Maths  Monday – Thursday
Keep practising your Times Tables. Log in to 2Simple Tables Toons on Purplemash.  Choose your focus times table from: 2,3,4,5,6,8,10 and take the Speed Test.  Practise your times table (as many different ones as you like or just one) and retake the Speed Test later in the week.  Can you improve your score? 
Feeling co
nfident with your tables? Challenge yourself to try the Monster Multiplication game!
Maths Hub – Monday – Thursday
This week we are looking at angles and lines in 2D shapes.
Monday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/430336748  
Lesson 1 – Right angles in shapes  
Lesson 1 Answers – Right angles in shapes  
Tuesday – Watch the Video for Lesson 2 Compare Angles here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  
Lesson 2 – Compare angles  
Lesson 2 Answers – Compare angles  
Wednesday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/430336963  
Lesson 3 – Horizontal and vertical  
Lesson 3 Answers – Horizontal and vertical  
Thursday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/430337089  
Lesson 4 – Parallel and perpendicular  
Lesson 4 Answers – Parallel and perpendicular    
Friday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk8    
Number of the Week Y3 Wk8 Answers

Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 7  
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 7 Answers  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 7  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 7 Answers
English  
Reading, Reading and more Reading.….
.a huge well done to our Oxford Reading Buddy Champions – whatever you are reading – keep reading everyone!
Spellings
Please practise the 11 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday: KS2 spelling year 3 list 8
Dear Diary
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Characters, characters!  This week is all about exploring characters
from different stories and finding new vocabulary. At the end of the week, decide which character is your favourite!
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online . 
Monday – Read and enjoy this chapter about Mr Cleghorn  https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/16117/Mister-Cleghorns-S al-by-Judith-Kerr.html
After reading,
discuss new and interesting vocabulary which you
have read, e.g. edition, rearranging, newfangled, sum, stir,
janitor, retreated. Write down the new vocabulary and use
www.wordhippo.com  or a dictionary to help you understand them.
YOUR TASK: Create a character chart about Mister Cleghorn.
Write down all the things you have found out about him. Use the chart to help you:
Character Information Chart  
Tuesday – Read and enjoy the opening to Esio Trot by
Roald Dahl, up to 2:39 mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXD4yrJJz5o  
After reading, discuss new and interesting vocabulary which you
have read. Some examples to explore are: widow, riot, polite, distance, courage. Use www.wordhippo.com  or a dictionary to help you understand them.
YOUR TASK: Create a character chart about Mr Hoppy.
Write down all the things you have found out about him. Use the chart to help you:
Character Information Chart  
Wednesday – Before reading the story opening today, use https://www.wordhippo.com/  to find out the meaning of the words below to help you to understand the story
:  
savanna, endless, supply, horizon, bored, border, speck 
Now, read and enjoy the opening to Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/14774/Yours-Sincerely-Giraffe-by-Megumi-Iwasa.html  
Have another look at the word list above. Did you spot the words in the story?
Now,
use wordhippo to find alternative words with the same meaning (synonyms) as lonely and bored. Write these words down. Think about how Giraffe is feeling.
YOUR TASK: Write short sentences to create a mini poem, including the new words you have found, e.g.
Giraffe is feeling lonely.
Giraffe is feeling
unloved.
Giraffe is feeling
unwanted.
Giraffe is feeling
outcast.
 
Write your finished poem in your best joined-up handwriting and illustrate it. Why not send it to Mrs T for the webpage?
Thursday – re-read the story you read yesterday.
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/14774/Yours-Sincerely-Giraffe-by-Megumi-Iwasa.html
YOUR TASK:  Write a letter as though you are the giraffe
explaining that you need a friend because you are bored.
Use the words and similar words for lonely and bored that you
explored yesterday, and explain how you, the giraffe, are feeling.
(Remember to write in the first person – I, me, my, we, our).
Use the following ideas to help to write your letter:
Dear anyone who will read this,
I am feeling extremely bored because…
At the moment, I live in the African Savanna
and …
I would like a friend because…

If you are feeling really inspired, perhaps you could write back as
though you are a penguin from over the horizon!
Friday – Think about all the  characters you have explored over previous weeks, including:
Mr and Mrs Twit
Dr Seuss
The Enormous Crocodile
Flat Stanley
Robin Hood
The Shoe People
Mister Cleghorn
Mr Hoppy
YOUR TASK: Select 4-5 characters to make Top Trumps cards for using the information you have read. 
You could use the following categories for your Top Trumps cards,
e.g.
Wisdom
Strength
Humour
Honesty
Greed
Top Trumps Rating
You could also include a brief description of the character and the book they feature in.  
BONUS ACTIVITY:  Esio Trot is ‘Tortoise’ written backwards! Have some fun by experimenting with creating character names by writing animal names backwards to create new
characters, e.g.
lion –  Mr Noil
giraffe – Mr Effarig
pelican –Mr Nacilep
seal – Mrs Leas
You could create a quiz for your family using this idea. Provide the ‘backwards’ spelling and challenge them to write the animal name against the clock!

Time Capsule Booklet – You are Living Through History Right Now
All this week spend a bit of time each  day completing and colouring in the Time Capsule booklet below. Everyone in school will be doing the same as we record our piece of history. There will be spare copies in the school porch if you do not have a printer.
2020Covid-19TimeCapsule  

To complete our Theme work this term here is a selection of activities for  the following weeks:

Science – Pollination and Seed Dispersal(3 activities)
These are the final activities in our study of flowering plant life cycles.
1. Remember to check your seeds  so that you can complete your seed diary. How are they growing? Have you remembered to water them? Watch BBC Bitesize: What are the requirements for Plant Growth? to remind you what a plant needs to grow. Fill in your seed diary on Purplemash.

2.  Next, log in to Espresso Primary, KS2 Science Plant Life Cycles to watch the videos on Pollination and FertilisationUse what you have learned and the picture below to help you to complete the sheet:  The Pollination Process Activity Sheet                 

 3. Finally, log in to Espresso Primary, KS2 Science Plant Life Cycles to watch the video on Seed Dispersal. Use what you have learned to help you to complete the sheet below (make brief notes only):
Seed dispersal activity sheet to complete    
Have a look around your garden or out in the countryside to see if you can find different types of plant seeds.  How do you think they will be dispersed? (Remember to wash your hands if you touch them and do not touch your face)

Geography – The Lake District 
Here’s a reminder of why so many people visit the Lake District:
https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/family-children-activities
YOUR TASK:
Using the information you found out last week and your own experience if you have visited the Lakes, design either a leaflet  or a poster to attract people to visit the Lakes. Make it attractive and eye-catching, include pictures and lots of information about what there is to do in the Lake District. Have a look at this example for some ideas:

Have fun and remember to send your posters or leaflets to Mrs T!

And Finally……..Check out the craft ideas and activities which would have been our Project Homework for this half term:
Y3 Homework Summer 1 2020

Also have a look at these fun activities to give yourself a break from the screen!
Non-screen activities – from Pobble
 

Summer Term – Week 8   –   15th – 19th  June
***ZOOM announcement!!***
If you would like to see Mrs Taylor in real time, face-to-face and catch up with the rest of Year 3 then join our first ZOOM meeting this Friday 19/6 at 1:30pm!! Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Taylor (Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!

P.E. – Try to keep active.

Follow the link to Joe Wicks‘ workout here  
or have a go at something different:
NHS Change for life – https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqsnajcO16AIVB7LtCh0XuQANEAAYASAAEgLFtvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Scouts Outdoors, Indoors! – https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/
Marathon Kids – https://marathonkids.org/free-pe-resources-for-parents-families/
Go noodle for families – https://www.gonoodle.com/

Maths
Morning Maths  Monday – Thursday
Log in to 2Simple Tables Toons on Purplemash.  Choose your focus times table from: 2,3,4,5,6,8,10 and take the Speed Test.  Practise your times table (as many different ones as you like or just one) and retake the Speed Test later in the week.  Can you improve your score? 
Feeling co
nfident with your tables? Challenge yourself to try the Monster Multiplication game!
Maths Hub – Monday – Thursday
This week is a bit of a Pick n Mix!
You can choose to follow the links below to find the videos and worksheets for adding and subtracting length and perimeters OR you can practise column addition and subtraction and then do the Football Data Handling  OR you can do a pick n ‘ mix of all of these!
Monday – Watch the Video here:  https://vimeo.com/427994247
Remember to make all the measures the same before you calculate 10mm=1cm   100cm = 1 metre
Lesson 1 – Add lengths 2019
Lesson 1 Answers – Add lengths 2019
Tuesday – Watch the Video here: 
 https://vimeo.com/427994372
Remember to make all the measures the same before you calculate 10mm=1cm   100cm = 1 metre
Lesson 2 – Subtract lengths 2019
Lesson 2 Answers – Subtract lengths 2019
Wednesday – Watch the Video here:  https://vimeo.com/427995490
Use a ruler to measure the perimeter and round to nearest cm instead of a piece of string!
Lesson 3 – Measure perimeter 2019  
Lesson 3 Answers – Measure perimeter 2019

Thursday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/427995317
Lesson 4 – Calculate perimeter 2019
Lesson 4 Answers – Calculate perimeter 2019
Friday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk7  
Number of the Week Y3 Wk7 Answers
Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 6
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 6 Answers  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 6  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 6 Answers  
Practise addition and subtraction
column addition 2 digit numbers
column addition 3 digit numbers
column subtraction 2 digit numbers with exchanging
column subtraction 3 digit numbers with exchanging
Use a calculator or work with an adult to
check your answers
Premier League Football Data
Handling
Follow the BBC Bitesize link for the lesson videos and use the links below for the worksheets: 
football bar charts worksheet  
football bar chart answer sheet  
Star Training Bar Chart Challenge   

English
Reading, Reading and more Reading.….
.a huge well done to our Oxford Reading Buddy Champions – whatever you are reading – keep reading everyone!
Spellings
Please practise the 11 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday: KS2 spelling year 3 list 7
Dear Diary
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Be Healthy and Happy!
Spend a week exploring information and songs to help us keep healthy and active.
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online . 
Monday
Today you are going to revise what you learned in the Autumn Term about keeping healthy by eating a balanced diet.  Have a read of the information on this website: NHS – Eat Well Guide https://www.nhs.uk/liv e-well/eat-well/theeatwell-guide/
Adult support will be needed to read, navigate and discuss the content of this website. 
YOUR TASK: 
After this, create, draw and label your own Eat Well plate. Organise your plate into sections for: carbohydrates, protein dairy foods, fruit and vegetables. You could present this by drawing on a paper plate or making your own plate out of paper/cardboard.
Display it in your kitchen for everyone in your family to see.
Next time you eat your dinner, can you identify all the foods on your plate and to which food group they each belong? 
TuesdayGrammar Focusyou will be writing some instructions today . Remind yourself what to do by watching:
BBC Bitesize  – How to Write Instructions    
Next, read and enjoy the activities suggested for keeping active on this website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups?filter=the-incredibles   
Why not try out some of these with your family?
YOUR TASK:
Now design your own shake up activity.  
Write the instructions following the same structure as the activity instructions you’ve just read.
*Design a title for your own shake-up activity.
*Write your instructions using numbered steps.
*Include some pictures and diagrams.
Now try out your shakeup activity. Is it clear for others to follow? *Return to your writing and edit the instructions if you need to. Do you need to make the steps clearer for your audience to follow?
*Finally, publish your shake-up instructions by writing them on a poster and sending them to Mrs T and your family and friends for them to try out! 
WednesdayToday, remember your time in Reception Class and watch listen and write down what the caterpillar ate. 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar https://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=75NQKSm1YY
Is the caterpillar eating a balanced diet? Think about what you have learned about a balanced diet on Day 1 this week.
YOUR TASK: Write an improved, healthier menu for the hungry caterpillar for a week as it appears in the story.
* Write your new menu using days of the week. Remember to use a capital letter for each day of the week!
*Use describing words (adjectives) for the food which you choose each day,
e.g. Monday –  Succulent sausages and perfect poached eggs with tangy tomato sauce
Tuesday Giant grapefruit segments and a glass of ice-cold milk Wednesday Granary toast with sliced cheddar cheese and tasty tomatoes on top
Thursday 
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Remember to use capital letters for days of the week and check all the spellings on your menu.
Thursday – YOUR TASK: Today you are going to write a letter to The Very Hungry Caterpillar giving some advice on how to eat a balanced diet. 
*Use your menu from yesterday to help you but you can add other healthy foods. 
*Remember to give advice about a balanced diet including protein, carbohydrates, dairy and fruit and vegetables.
*Provide some advice about not eating too many foods in the same food group or too many sweets, crisps and cake!
*Use the ideas below to help you write your letter.
Dear Hungry Caterpillar,
I think you need to eat different foods so you have a healthier diet.
I would recommend that you eat these foods.
On Monday, make sure you eat some … so that you get some protein and fruit.
On Tuesday …
On Wednesday … etc.
On Saturday and Sunday you can treat yourself to …
Please avoid eating too many …
If you follow my advice, I think you will be healthy and very happy. You can then be called The Very Healthy Caterpillar!
Thank you.
Sign your name
*Finally check your spelling and punctuation. You can add any pictures to illustrate your letter too. Have fun!
Friday – Just after Easter, you researched staying safe in the Sun and made posters. Watch these videos about keeping safe, happy and healthy in the sun. Be Smart in the Sun https://www.healthfork ids.co.uk/stayinghealthy/be-smart-inthe-sun/ (If the page is split in half, click for the KIDS section on the left of the page).
Also, view this clip and read the information. Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun https://www.bbc.co.uk/ cbeebies/watch/sunsafety-for-kids 
Now have a go at the quiz on the Newsround page.  Tricky wasn’t it? .
YOUR TASK:  is to create a true and false quiz for your friends and family using the information you have read

For example:
1. You should apply sun cream every 4 hours – true or false?
2. You should apply sun cream 20 minutes before going out into the sun – true or false?
Try to create ten questions for your quiz and then enjoy testing your family members to see if they know the answers!

Science – what factors affect plant growth?
This week, we are going to find out about what a plant needs in order to grow (air, light, water, nutrients from the soil and room to grow).
1. First, log in to Espresso Primary, KS2 Science Plant Life Cycles to watch the video on Germination
This should help to explain what has been happening to your seed since you planted it.  Remember to make some notes or take pictures for your plant diary.
2. Ask an adult if they can help you to set up some simple experiments in the garden to show that plants need air and light to grow.  You will need to leave these for a few weeks for your results to show.
a) Choose a plant with a large leaf if you have one and wrap a piece of foil around one leaf on the plant so that no light can get in. After a week, check to see what colour this leaf is compared to the other leaves on the plant. Keep checking the leaf and note down in your workbook what you notice, take a picture too if you can. (Real life science : if you have left toys out on the lawn for a few days, what colour was the grass?)
b)  Choose a plant with a large leaf if you have one and seal the leaf inside a clear plastic bag so that the leaf has light but no air. (SAFETY: if you have younger brothers and sisters make sure this is out of their reach)Keep checking the leaf and note down in your workbook what you notice, take a picture too if you can.
3. Grow your own  Grass Head!
Check out this fun video to see
how to make your own grass head character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX9zj34lltk

 (There will be some spare grass seed in the entrance at school from next Tuesday)

R.E. –  An introduction to Hinduism
We have looked at several world religions during Year 3 and this half term we will find out a little about the Hindu faith.  There are two videos to watch to give you an introduction.
First, watch BBC Bitesize An Introduction to Hinduism   
Complete the activity to match the names of the deities (gods).
Next, login to Espresso Primary, KS2, RE, Hinduism and watch the video Introduction to Hinduism.
YOUR TASK:  Think about all you have learned about the different personalities of the Hindu gods and then think about the different sides of your own personality. Now complete the task on: Hinduism – different forms of God 

Geography – The Lake District National Park
The Lake District is our closest National Park and one of the first areas of Britain to be made into a National Park . If you want to remind yourself about where it is and what it is known for, watch BBC Bitesize – Let’s Explore the Lake District.
Next, click on the website to find out why so many people choose to visit the Lake District: https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/family-children-activities
YOUR TASK: As you watch the video, make notes in your workbook about the different attractions that people go the the Lake District for.  If you have any extra ideas of your own, add those as well because we will use all the information next week.

And Finally……..Check out the craft ideas and activities which would have been our Project Homework for this half term:
Y3 Homework Summer 1 2020

Also have a look at these fun activities to give yourself a break from the screen!
Non-screen activities – from Pobble

Summer Term Week 7-   8th – 12th  June
Happy Friday Everyone!
Thank you to you and your families for all your wonderful work and amazing creations this week.  Check out the poems and pictures I have added to our gallery.    I hope you have a great weekend.  Mrs T   

 P.E.
You can find Joe Wicks’ workout on the link below, or you may have your own fitness routine to do some time during the day. Try to keep active.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ   
Maths
Morning Maths  Monday – ThursdayDaily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  –
Please complete the Digit Values and Partitioning challenges on Level 3 or Level 2 . 
Maths Hub – Monday – Thursday
Please follow the links below to find the videos and worksheets for each day. We are continuing our work on length followed by some column subtraction and estimating answers.
Monday – Watch the Video here:  https://vimeo.com/425555747  
Y3 Spring Block 4 WO3 Equivalent lengths – mm and cm 2019  
Y3 Spring Block 4 ANS3 Equivalent lengths – mm and cm 2019

Tuesday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/425555865  
Y3 Spring Block 4 WO4 Compare lengths 2019  
Y3 Spring Block 4 ANS4 Compare lengths 2019

Wednesday – You have a choice today> if you are less confident with subtraction: Watch the Video here and do the worksheet below: https://vimeo.com/420240853  
Lesson 2 – Subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers – no exchange 2019   
Lesson 2 Answers – Subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers – no exchange 2019
If you are confident with subtraction: Watch the Video here and do the worksheet below: https://vimeo.com/420240964   
Lesson 3 – Subtract a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number – exchange 2019   
Lesson 3 Answers – Subtract a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number – exchange 2019   

Thursday – Watch the Video here: https://vimeo.com/420241173  
Lesson 4 – Estimate answers to calculations 2019    
Lesson 4 Answers – Estimate answers to calculations 2019

Friday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk6  
Number of the Week Y3 Wk6 Answers  
Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 5   
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 5 Answers
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 5
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 5 Answers
English
Spellings
Please practise the 11 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday: KS2 spelling year 3 list 6
Dear Diary
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Fun in the Forest!
Spend a week exploring stories and films set in different forests. 
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online .  
Monday
Watch and enjoy the story of Into the Forest by Anthony Browne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjgugbdwvMY
It was a bit spooky in places wasn’t it? Did it end as you expected to?
YOUR TASK:
You are going to plan your own new story about a walk through a forest to write tomorrow.
Think about:
Who might you meet? Are they characters from other traditional tales or nursery rhymes? Discuss with your adult ones you know such as The Gingerbread Man, Humpty Dumpty, the Three Little Pigs, Jack – from Jack and the Beanstalk, etc. Have a look in any story books to remind you of characters or take a look at Oxford Owl for some more ideas: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/storyteller-videos-traditional-tales/
NOW: Create a story plan for your new story by drawing pictures of each character you will meet, and labelling them. 
Tuesday –  YOUR TASK: Today you are going to write the story you planned yesterday. First, have a look at your character pictures and add any extra ideas. 
Now, write your new story using these sentence starters to help: Early one morning/one day/on a cold but bright sunny day …
First of all I met, …
Not long after, I saw …
Just then, …
It wasn’t long before I spotted, …
Reluctantly, I knocked on the door and …
Finally, check all your spellings and punctuation, then proudly share your story! You could add any illustrations too if you wish.  
Wednesday – Do you know the story of Robin Hood?  Today you are going to find out about him and use that information to create a short poem. Watch this film and do the quiz to find out what a legend is.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx339j6/articles/zcxmb82   
Think about the information you have found out about Robin Hood and now find out a bit more by watching:
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/robin-hood  
YOUR TASK: Think about all you have found out about Robin Hood and use it to create a poem about him. Choose either an acrostic poem or a shape poem. Below are some examples of each to help you. Shape Poems https://examples.yourd ictionary.com/example s-of-shape-poems.html You could use the shape of an arrow or Robin Hood’s hat or something different relating to Robin Hood.
Acrostic Poems https://www.bbc.co.uk /bitesize/topics/z4mmn 39/articles/ztdvw6f You could use the words ROBIN HOOD or SHERWOOD FOREST or any other words that you think are suitable about Robin Hood.  Have fun writing your poem!
Thursday –  Today, take time to read and enjoy this story of one of Robin Hood’s adventures. (Please note the spellings are American spellings) https://www.storiestogrowby.org/story/robin-hood-and-the-golden-arrow-story-legend-stories-for-kids/  
YOUR TASK: If you didn’t have time to write a Robin Hood poem yesterday, please use the time today to write one OR rewrite in your own words this story of one of Robin Hood’s adventures.  Remember to use lots of description for your characters and the setting and begin your sentences with excellent sentence openers such as: Early in the morning….Later that day…. After that…. In the distance…… Stealthily, Robin…… Carefully……..
Finally, check your spellings and punctuation and enjoy sharing your work!
Friday – Today you are going to become an expert on trees! At the end, you will have a choice of creating a poster fact-file or writing a quiz for friends and family!   Watch and enjoy this clip about trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I7u5FMQxHA
Now read this information about trees:  https://www.ducksters.co m/science/trees.php (Note: text may contain some American spellings).
YOUR TASK: Now create a fact file/poster about the importance of trees, e.g. Trees are useful because… They give us … Trees also provide … We need to plant more trees so …   OR
Using the information found out, make a quiz for your family! Look at the Ducksters quiz at the bottom of their page on trees for ideas. Consider the following: Are you going to provide choices for your answers? (multiple choice) Are you going to use true/false questions? Remember to include an answer sheet.
Hold the quiz with family members in your household or via an online video platform. It could be a weekend quiz!  

THEME – our topic this term is HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
Science – 2 tasks
1. How do the roots and stem help the plant to grow?
Last week, you found out all about the different parts of a flowering plant and what they do (this is called their function or purpose). This week you are going to prove that the roots and stem transport (carry) water to the rest of the plant.  There are two experiments you can try – a longer one and a shorter one.  Have fun and remember to send me some pictures!
First,  watch this video for a great experiment and explanation (beware the lady talks very fast!) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIug9Foou3s  
Next, watch this video for a great multi-coloured experiment to try:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeIS-GK0cYI   
2. Plant a seed and watch how it grows over the next few weeks.  You can keep a short diary with pictures of your seed as it grows in your workbook or you can fill in the plant diary I have set as a 2Do on Purplemash. The choice is yours.

Geography – The Lake District
Last half term, we started to compare the Lake District with Preston.  We are able to enjoy the Lake District because it is a National Park. Find out about what that means by visiting the National Parks website and finding the answers to these questions:
What is a National park?
When did the Lake District become a National Park?
Who owns the land in National Parks?
Where are the National Parks in Great Britain?
YOUR TASK: Use the information on this sheet to correctly name and label the National Parks shown on this map: Map-NationalParks-nonames-2016     
Put a star (*) by the National Parks that you have visited.

Art – Georgia O Keeffe
Georgia was an American artist, famous for her oversized paintings of flowers, landscapes and animal bones. 

Watch the video to find out about her art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3iKpM0H6Ek
Next,
watch the videos that show you how to draw  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlbMtMttXeo   or paint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZp37YZvA5w  an oversized flower. Then, have a go yourself! 
(NOTE: You do not need to be a great artist to do this and you could choose leaves instead of a flower or one of Georgia’s other subjects – just enjoy yourself! You could draw your oversized art on Purplemash and send it to me!)

Music – Pulse and Rhythm
Why not end the week with some body percussion? Watch the     BBC Bitesize video to find out how. Try the activities at the end of the video next, then you could record them and perform them for a member of your family – have fun!

Summer Term – Week 6 – 3rd -5th June

Friday Fun! – Yippee nearly the weekend!! Well done, you’ve made it to Friday! Thank you everyone for all your hard work this week. Here’s a fun challenge to finish the week. 

Meet Horace the Intrepid Hedgehog. 
He has been looking at the plants in my garden.   
Can you spot Horace in each of the pictures in the slideshow below?
There’s also a poem video I recorded at the end of last half term if you missed it.  As you’ll see, I am not a natural video star!!
Have a great weekend,     M
rs Taylor x

 P.E.
You can find Joe Wicks’ workout on the link below, or you may have your own fitness routine to do some time during the day:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ   
Maths
Morning Maths each day – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  –
Level 3 (Ordering 2 digit, then 3 digit numbers – can you order from largest to smallest? or smallest to largest? how fast can you be?).
Maths Hub
As White Rose Maths have repeated the week we have already completed before Easter, please follow the links below to find the worksheets for each day (aim to complete questions 1 – 4 if you can; 5-6 are an extra challenge).  We are revising measuring length. There is no teaching video available for these so have a go at measuring  a few everyday objects around the house using a ruler that measures in cm and mm. CHALLENGE:  Can you estimate the length first and then check by measuring?
Remember that 1cm = 10mm and   1 metre = 100cm
Wednesday –
Complete  worksheet : WO1 Measure length   
Answers: Y3 Spring Block 4 ANS1 Measure length 2019  
Thursday – Complete  worksheet: Y3 WO2 Equivalent lengths – m and cm 2019   
Answers: Y3 ANS2 Equivalent lengths – m and cm 2019    
Friday – Number of the Week
Number of the Week Y3 Wk5  
Number of the Week Y3 Wk5 Answers
Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 4  
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 4 Answers  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 4  
Maths Magnet Stage Test 4 Answers  

English
Dear Diary –
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Wednesday – Today is an easy start with revision of the homophones there, their and they’re which are still a bit confusing. TOP TIP! to help you remember them, ‘There’ meaning the place has the word HERE in it.
Watch the BBC Bitesize video here and complete the games online. 
YOUR TASK: Complete the worksheet to check your understanding
There, their, they’re worksheet  
Thursday – Today you are going to revise how to shorten (contract) two words using an apostrophe. Have a look at the BBC Bitesize video here and complete the games online.
YOUR TASK: Complete the sentences on the webpage in your workbook  to check your understanding using this wordmat to help you contractions word mat   
OR play this game contractions matching game  
Friday – 
Today, you are going to listen to a story and learn how to identify the main points, summarise an extract and predict what might happen next.  Click the link to find out about Mr Gum who is rather like Mr Twit!  I hope you enjoy it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkttpg8.   
YOUR TASK:
Complete the activities on the webpage in your workbook.

Science – Perfect Plants – 2 tasks (and 1 for next week!)
This half term our science topic is all about plants.  We shall be looking at the different parts of flowering plants and finding out why each of them is so important.
1. Be a plant detective

First of all, find a place with lots of different plants. This could be your garden or a local park or hedgerow on a family walk.  Have a close look at all the different plants that are growing.  Look closely at the different parts of the plants.
SAFETY NOTE: Be careful if you touch the plants, keep hands away from your mouth and eyes and  and always  wash your hands afterwards.
Things to think about: How are the plants different? How are they the same?  Are trees plants? Is grass a plant? What about moss? Is lichen a plant? Are plants living things? How do we know?
YOUR TASK: Draw some of the different leaves and plants  in your workbook and write any of your answers to the questions above.  You could also press some leaves and flowers carefully and add them to your workbook later or do some great artwork (watch the video here to see how to do this).
2. The Parts of a Plant  – ask your adult if you can pull up a weed in the garden and look closely at the roots, stem, leaves and any flowers or seed pods. What do you think each part is used for?
Log in to Espresso, KS2 Science – Plant Life cycles to find out why plants are so important to all living things.   
YOUR TASK: Finally, complete the Plants Structure printable resource (below) from Purplemash to correctly label the parts of a plant. Plants – Structure   
3. Plant some seeds 
– Next week, I am going to be asking you to plant some seeds and to keep a simple plant diary which I will set as a 2Do on Purplemash.  If you do not have any containers or seeds, please email me and I will leave some in the school entrance from next Tuesday.

Music – Now for some musical fun to finish the week………
Watch this fun Parts of a Plant Song and sing and dance along to the tune.   Challenge: Can you write and record your own rap about plants or any other subject you choose?  Have Fun

Crafty Idea!Send a Hug to someone you love 
I have borrowed this lovely idea from Miss McKenna so check out Year 5’s page to see what it looks like.  Make and send your hugs with lots of love….

Make a hug’

All you need is paper, tape/glue, scissors, paint/pencils or felt tips.

If you only have A4 paper stick a few sheets together so you can draw around your head, shoulders and arms. (you could use the back of spare wallpaper too)

  1. Roll out a piece of paper (or tape them together) and make sure it’s long enough for your wingspan. 
  2. Get a grown up to trace your outline on the piece of paper. 
  3. Paint it like yourself with eyes and a mouth or just add doodles or make it really colourful.
  4. Cut it out.
  5. Make a hug by folding the arms in. 
  6. Make it extra special by adding the hug poem

I miss you when you’re far away.
I’d love to see you every day.
But since I can’t come over to play,
I’m mailing you a hug today!
So although it may be quite a sight,
Wrap my arms around you tight!
Repeat daily to keep your smile bright
Until we get to reunite!

Summer Term – Week 5 

Happy Friday Everyone!
A huge thank you to you and your parents for all your hard work and commitment this half term – you have been truly fabulous. Have a good break at half term and I hope the sun will shine for us all.     Mrs T 
P.E.
You can find Joe Wicks’ workout on the link below, or you may have your own fitness routine to do some time during the day:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ   
Maths
Morning Maths all week – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  –
Level 2 and 3 (Division or Multiplication- choose your times table and practise it).
Maths Hub
This week, White Rose Maths have repeated the week we have already completed before Easter, so please follow the links below to find the teaching video and worksheets for each day.  We are revising column addition and subtraction.
There is also a Number of the Week sheet
Number of the Week Y3 Wk4Number of the Week Y3 Wk4 Answers   
Maths Magnet
Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 3Maths Magnet Stage 2 Test 3 Answers  
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 3
Maths Magnet Stage 3 Test 3 Answers  
Monday
Watch the video at: https://vimeo.com/417332039  
Lesson 1 – Add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – not crossing 10 or 100 2019  
Lesson 1 Answers – Add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – not crossing 10 or 100 2019
Tuesday – Watch the video at: https://vimeo.com/417332285  
Lesson 2 – Add 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 2019  
Lesson 2 Answers – Add 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 2019

Wednesday –
Watch the video at: https://vimeo.com/417332443  
Lesson 3 – Subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 2019  
Lesson 3 Answers – Subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers – crossing 10 or 100 2019  
Easier sheet: column sub regrouping TU
Thursday –
Watch the video at: https://vimeo.com/417332649  
Lesson 4 – Add two 3-digit numbers – not crossing 10 or 100 2019  
Lesson 4 Answers – Add two 3-digit numbers – not crossing 10 or 100 2019

Friday –
Number of the Week and/or Maths Magnet (see above) OR
Friday Fun
Watch this fun video to learn the  Roman numerals.Can you sing along and learn the song?  You can now try the worksheets below or design your own to go on the website (see our Project Homework). Roman numerals up to 20 
or Roman numerals match to 50     

English
Spellings –
Please practise the 11 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday: KS2 spelling year 3 list 5
Grammar Focus 
 This week, I would like you to revise subordinating conjunctions such as when, because, if, before  and try to use them in your writing. Watch the BBC Bitesize video for a quick reminder.
Dear Diary –
If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.
Shoes! This week is all about shoes, with lots of fun film clips and stories. 
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online .
Monday  Watch and enjoy the film Caterpillar Shoes  
Can you spot any rhyming words as you listen? Can you remember who the caterpillar gave the different shoes to?
Next: hunt for or think about all the shoes in your house and make a list, e.g.  school shoes, trainers, flip flops, slippers, walking boots.
YOUR TASK: Write a sentence about each type of shoe in your house, who wears them and for what.  Try to use a subordinating conjunction in each sentence.
e.g. My Dad wears walking boots when he goes out hiking. I wear flip flops because it is sunny. My sister wears wellies  if it rains. 
You could switch each sentence around so that the sentence begins with the conjunction, e.g. When my sister goes running, she wears trainers. Challenge! How many sentences can you write about shoes in your house? Aim for at least five.
Tuesday Today you are going to explore 3 different versions of the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Read the story together here.  
Listen to the story here. 
Watch a version of the story here.
YOUR TASK: Re-tell your favourite story in your own words using these sentence starters to help:
One day/morning –
After that –
A little later on –
That night –
In the morning –
After that –
It wasn’t long before –
In the end/finally –
Every night

Try saying the story out loud using the sentence starters above before you write it. Change these if you wish to. Re-read your story when you have written it to see if you need to change anything. Remember to check all sentences for spelling and punctuation.
Wednesday Watch and enjoy the introduction to The Shoe People episode Can You Keep a Secret?
YOUR TASK: Write down the names of the different shoe people in the film that you meet, where they live, and describe their houses. Remember to use capital letters for the names of the characters and describe each house using interesting words (adjectives).Challenge: Can you use some preposition openers (Next to….Above…Below…Along…)
e.g. Chorley the clown lives in a ………. house.
It has…   with……… and …………. Around the outside, there is…
There are other episodes of the Shoe People to watch if you have time to inspire your story tomorrow!
 Thursday Following on from the ideas and episodes viewed yesterday, create your own ‘shoe people’ from the shoes in your house which you may have explored earlier in the week.
YOUR TASK:  1. Give each shoe a name and then create a house for each of your shoes to live in. Describe it, e.g. Walter the walking boot lives in a … house. It has… It is…
Next, create your own episode for The Shoe People series using your new shoe people from your house. Create a storyboard or cartoon strip for your new episode with speech bubbles.
Look at this example to inspire you:  www.moosekidcomics.com/  
Here are some templates for your comic strip, or you could draw your own: https://images.creativetemplate.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Comic-Strip-With-Speech-Bubble.pdf    
Friday
  Watch and enjoy the film: The Small Shoemaker  
Think about what happened and how one special shoe won the day!
YOUR TASK: Now select a shoe and write an advert for it.
Use the ideas you have collected this week for different shoes from your house. Perhaps your advert could be based on one of the pairs of shoes you’ve found OR you could design your own special shoe!
Look at this advertisement first: JML advert   
Next, Write a script for your advert. Think about including persuasive features in your script such as: the name of your shoes, the facts or benefits, any appealing adjectives, a snappy slogan, any special offers and from where it is available to buy. Remember to check your spelling and punctuation.
You could even have fun recording your advert and sharing it with your family!

History – Be a history detective! (2 days)
Your job is to use your detecting skills to find out all the different ways that the Romans changed life in Britain forever and still influence our lives today.  From wigs and milestones to calendars and towns, what did they leave behind when the last Roman soldiers left in 410 AD?
TASK 1 Create an information poster, or a leaflet on Purplemash, 
or a powerpoint about what Roman things we still use today. Make it eye-catching and interesting (like your Crocodile posters!).
Watch: BBC BItesize – How did the Romans change Britain? for an overview.
Watch: Espresso  – The Roman Legacy video and read the Factfile
for extra details.
TASK 2  – Detective work……..If a place-name has ‘chester’, ‘caster’ or ‘cester’ in it, it’s almost certainly Roman (for example, Gloucester, Doncaster and Manchester). They all link to the Latin word ‘castrum’ which means ‘a fort’.
Use an atlas or the internet to find as many different place names in Britain that end in ‘caster’ or ‘chester’ and write them on a chart like the one here: Roman-Place-Names-Worksheet   
TASK 3 The easy one!!  More detective work……
Our class trip was to be a trip to the Ribchester Roman Museum, complete with a tour of Ribchester looking for signs of Roman life.  Ribchester was once a Roman fort to guard the River Ribble.
Use satellite images of Ribchester (eg Google Earth) to zoom in on the Church by the River Ribble.  Behind the Village Hall, can you spot the ruins of the Roman granary (grain store) with its underfloor heating?  (Large blocks of stone from the fort were used to build some of the Church after the Romans left, you can also spot  Roman columns at the White Bull pub).
Next, follow the River to the School, up behind the school, to the right of the school  field, can you spot the ruins of the Roman Bath House to keep the soldiers clean? (Fun Challenge: what were their toilets like? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8xtsbk)

Science – Reflecting on Reflections
People often confuse a reflection with a shadow. Watch the Espresso video- The Science of Reflection to find out how light is reflected from different surfaces.
YOUR TASK: Can you find a mirror in your house and have fun using it to reflect light from a light source? (TAKE CARE: Please ask an adult to help you as most mirrors are made from glass) 
Can you find other shiny surfaces that reflect light? What happens?
Write a short paragraph and draw some pictures in your workbook to explain what you found out about reflections.

Art – Pompeii portraits
Have a look at these portraits from around 70 AD, which were found painted on the walls of houses in Pompeii, Italy during Roman times. They are frescoes.

Your Task: Draw a portrait of someone in your family, a self-portrait or anyone you wish.  Watch the Youtube video: How to draw a face for kids to remind you how we drew our portraits in September.

R.E. – The Sikh Festival of Vaisakhi
This festival is celebrated in April. Find out about it on BBC Bitesize here.  
YOUR TASK: Write a few sentences in your workbook to explain when and why Vaisakhi is celebrated or design a Happy Vaisakhi card with this information on it.

PSHE – Spread a little kindness…….
Finally, do you remember Harold from the Life Education Bus and your PSHE lessons in school? Find out what he is up to this week and over Half Term. He has lots of fun activities in his daily diary for you and your family to try.  Follow this link to have a look:
https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary
Here he is making biscuits last Friday!

Summer Term – Week 4

Good Morning Everyone,
Well done – you have reached the end of this week of home schooling and I think finding out about Crocodiles has been quite a popular topic! A huge thank you, to you and your adults  for all of your hard work once again.  I have  loved receiving everything, from Youtube news flashes and Croc factfiles, to VE Day memories and crazy mosaics.  Whatever you have been up to, from cleaning the car to being the next star reporter, please email me on Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk.  Have a lovely weekend,  from   
Mrs Taylor 

P.E.
You can find Joe Wicks’ workout on the link below, or you may have your own fitness routine to do some time during the day:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ   
Maths
Morning Maths all week – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  – Level 2 and 3 (Division- choose your times table and practise it).
If the divisions are a bit tricky, keep going with the multiplications instead.
Maths Hub
White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here ( Summer Term Week 4 ) each day to find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from the list below, then check your answers. There is also a Number of the Week sheet Number of the Week Y3 Wk3 Answers Number of the Week Y3 Wk3 
As a rough guide, the questions get gradually harder, so aim to complete questions 1 – 4 if the rest are too challenging. (You could also look at our Year 2 page on this website for some easier activities).
Monday
The Space Race is included to help you learn the 8 times table and could be used instead of the 8 times table activities:
Lesson 1 The 4 and 8 times-tables 2019
Lesson 1 Answers The 4 and 8 times-tables 2019
8 times table Space Race Game          
T
uesday – Lesson 2 Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit (2) 2019
Lesson 2 Answers Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit (2) 2019
Wednesday – Lesson 3 Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2) 2019   
Lesson 3 Answers Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2) 2019
Thursday – Lesson 4 Scaling 2019  
Lesson 4 Answers Scaling 2019  
Friday –
Number of the Week or Maths Magnet (see above).

English
Spellings –
Here is your spelling list from the list of Statutory words for this week. Please practise the 10 words each day and ask an adult to test you on Friday: KS2 spelling year 3 list 4
Grammar Focus 
Well done for using lots of adverbs and adjectives last week in your writing. This week, I would like you to try to use your adjectives in expanded noun phrases.  Watch the BBC Bitesize video for a quick reminder.
Never Smile at a Crocodile!
This week is all about crocodile facts, films, stories and poems. 
Adults – when following links online,  please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online .
Monday Your task is to create either a Fact File or a Poster about Crocodiles. First, watch these 2 films and note down any key information.  Amazing Animals – National Geographic Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyTNzTYFqlw
You may need to watch them twice! 
Crocodile – My Animal friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZQe17gvPZg
YOUR TASK: Create a fact file/ poster about crocodiles. Try to include ten sentences about crocodiles in the fact file/poster and use some expanded noun phrases if you can.  You could even try writing it as if you were a crocodile using the information, e.g. I am… I eat… I only… I like… If I am angry, I … etc.   Remember to check your spelling and punctuation at the end.
Tuesday  Today you are going to re-tell a story in your own words.  First, read or listen to this story Animal Tricksters (Monkey and Mango Island)  on  Oxford Owl (this website is free but your adult will need a login): https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
An audio is available to listen to alongside. Re-read the story and practise your sentences out loud before you re-tell the story in writing.
YOUR TASK: Now, re-tell the story in your own words, using lots of expanded noun phrases and adverbs.  Use these sentence openings to help you:
One morning….  After that … Then … Meanwhile … It wasn’t long before … Later on … In the end …
Remember to check your spellings at the end.  You could illustrate your story too!
Wednesday  Today you are going to read and perform a poem out loud, then check the meaning of some key words, before writing a short poem review. The Dentist and the Crocodile by Roald Dahl 
First, read the poem several times and see if you can perform it using an expressive voice. How about recording your performance for others to share?
Next, look up any new words in the poem (https://www.wordhippo.com/ and check that you know the meaning of these words: require, repair, quivered, quaked, fearsome, molars, weeping, despair
YOUR TASK:  Finally, write a poem review using these ideas:
I like this poem because… My favourite words in the poem are…
I would recommend this poem because…  
Out of 10 stars, I would give this poem… because…
Thursday Today and Friday you have some short writing tasks based on The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. Read the story up to page 9 (up until ‘… I’ve eaten at least three juicy little children!’)at:
http://ebooks.rahnuma.org/1508584979-Roald.Dahl_The-Enormous-Crocodile.pdf.html
or listen on Youtube  at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j6vIjpkyUU
YOUR TASK: Make a list of the characters which the crocodile has met along the way, what they are doing and eating. Create a fact file, e.g. Character 1 Name: What are they eating?
Character 2 Name: What are they eating?
Character 3 Name: What are they eating?
Return to the film/story to find these details.
Friday Continue to read and enjoy The Enormous Crocodile (see links from yesterday).  
YOUR TASK: Think about what has happened in the story and the tricks the crocodile carried out. Write about each trick, explaining it in as much detail as you can. Remember to use some adverbs and expanded noun phrases in your descriptions.
Trick One
Trick Two
Trick Three 
Remember to check your spelling and punctuation at the end. 
Dear Diary  If you can, try to write a few entries in your diary each week so that you can look back on it and read your little piece of history.

Science – 2 tasks for 2 days
TASK 1:
Today you are going to investigate how the size and position of a shadow outside the house changes throughout the day.  You can either make a simple sundial like the children in the video (Let’s do Science – Sunny Sundials) or you can set up a taller stick eg. a bamboo cane in a plant pot. At regular intervals (eg. every 15 or 30 or 60 minutes) measure how long the shadow is and which direction it is in.  Record your results in a table (Results Table Shadow Clock  ) and draw a diagram of your shadow pattern.   

TASK 2 –  In your shadow clock investigation, you should have found that your shadow changed in length and direction over the day.  If it was too cloudy, try again another day, but in the meantime, have a look at this Sun Shadow timelapse  video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B7KLstUZbI       
Now, watch this video clip from
BBC Bitesize to find out why this happened.  If we had been in school, we would have drawn a graph of our results.  Have a look at the following Youtube video (beware the lady talks very fast so you might have to watch it twice!) Following the Sun: Crash Course for Kids 
Now: Write a short explanation about what you noticed about the length and direction of your shadows over the day and write a sentence to explain why this was.

History – Tasks to last 2 days
When the Romans came to Britain they brought their way of life with them. Over time, the people of Britain and the Romans mixed. Watch this video to find out about different aspects of Roman life in Britain such as towns, houses, roads, families and children, clothes and food.  BBC Bitesize Video – What was life like in Roman Britain? 
YOUR TASK: is to create a chapter of a fact book about  Roman Life in Britain (a double page of your workbook).  You can choose what information you write about but remember to include:
* a chapter name
* write in full sentences and start a new paragraph for each new subject
* use a sub-heading for each new subject eg Roman Towns
* Include any pictures or diagrams
* Include a ‘DId you Know?’ or ‘Fun Fact ‘ or Quiz
Make your page eye-catching and fun to read and remember to check spellings and punctuation. It would be lovely to share your chapters on our webpage.

Art – may take 2 days so continue next week!
I have enjoyed looking at your Purplemash mosaics – thank you!  Now you are going to have a go at creating a non-digital mosaic. The examples and template are for a mosaic made out of coloured paper or card squares but you could use any materials (medium) you wish to make your mosaic and any design. Please remember to send me a picture of your finished work of art! Have fun creating it.
Examples: 

Instructions and template (copied From Espresso)
Make a mosaic
Grid Template

Summer Term – Week 3

Thursday 7th May
The last day of home-schooling this week! Thank you once again to you and your adults for all your hard work this week and also for all the marvellous mosaic designs you have been sending to me. Keep them coming in, it’s great to hear from so many of you. I hope you enjoy finding out about VE Day and making some crafts.  Have fun!     Mrs T

Maths 
Morning Maths all week – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  – Level 2 and 3 (Multiplication- choose your times table and practise it). Can you challenge yourself to complete the tests in the shortest time or try the mixed tables tests?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                             Summer Term Week 3  Lesson 4 – Multiply and divide by 3 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.

English
Spellings – As it’s a Bank Holiday tomorrow, please ask someone to test you on your spelling list from the list of Statutory words for this week: KS2 spelling year 3 list 3
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Today, please read together or listen  to Chapter 4– The Museum Thieves            

Read the chapter here
Or watch on Youtube (from 13:50 – 23:59mins)

YOUR TASK: 
You are going to create a newsflash script for Flat Stanley’s adventure at the museum.
First, watch a newsflash example from Sesame Street to help with ideas as to how to create a newsflash. If this link doesn’t work, please copy and paste into Google, and it will direct you to the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWE3uF9u9-g
Next, use these sentence starters to help write your newsflash: 
Good morning and welcome to…. 
Today we have some breaking news about…
Flat Stanley is a hero because…
He helped the museum owner by…
Flat Stanley is here now to explain what happened…
In an interview Flat Stanley said, “……………………………….” 
Thank you very much for helping the police.
That’s all for now…
Finally, you could perform and record your newsflash. I hope you have fun.
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.
EXTRA:  Why not read or listen to the last Chapter of Flat Stanley to see how the story ends? If you enjoyed the adventures of Flat Stanley, follow the links below to find other Flat Stanley books on the Love Reading 4 Kids website. (Please note that your adult will need to register for free with the website).
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/6640/Flat-Stanley-The-Great-Egyptian-Grave-Robbery-by-Jeff-Brown.html
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/6340/Flat-Stanley-and-the-Japanese-Ninja-Surprise-by-Jeff-Brown.html 

 V.E.Day
Tomorrow is the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and a Bank Holiday. To find out all about it, have a look at the slides below:

Talk to your adult about the information in the slides.  Discuss any of the information and words that you are unsure about.  Whilst we celebrate the end of the Second World War in Europe, we also remember that all European countries were badly affected by the War and that modern day Germany is our country’s friend and ally.
YOUR TASKS:
Here is a selection of activities you can choose from to mark VE Day or you can choose to do your own activity:
*  Perhaps you have great-grandparents or elderly neighbours who could share with you their memories of VE Day.
*  Make a card to celebrate VE Day.
* Make your own powerpoint about VE Day.
* Create a Union Jack flag on Purplemash.
* Bake some buns and decorate them with the printable cake toppers         colour-cupcake-topperscolour-cupcake-toppers
* Colour some bunting to decorate your house and garden t-t-2548139–new-union-flag-template-display-bunting-_ver_4 (1)
* Stick the attached print on to a piece of card and make a spitfire model T2-T-803-Simple-WW2-Spitfire-Glider-Activity-Paper-Craft
 

Wednesday 6th May
Maths 
Morning Maths all week – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  – Level 2 and 3 (Multiplication- choose your times table and practise it). 
Can you challenge yourself to complete the tests in the shortest time or try the mixed tables tests?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                             Summer Term Week 3  Lesson 3 – Subtract Money 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.

English
Spellings – Remember to practise your spelling list from the list of Statutory words for this week: KS2 spelling year 3 list 3
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Today, please read together or listen  to Chapter 3 – Stanley the Kite  

Read the chapter here
Or watch on Youtube (from 7:43 – 13:49mins)
After reading, watch this clip from Mary Poppins about flying a kite.  Read and singalong for fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyhJhf6Q7lg  (from start to 1:00 min)
YOUR TASK: 
Now, design your own Flat Stanley Kite and write instructions about how to make it. 
Here is a video to give you some clues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIzJa4poU_c
* Draw and label your design. 
*Write a list of materials needed to make it.
*Write a simple set of numbered instructions to make it.
*Try to include some adverbs and adjectives in your instructions and description.
 Finally, check all sentences for spelling and punctuation.
If you have the materials available, why not make your kite and fly it outside!
EXTRA:
Why not draw/make your own Flat Stanley?  Then send him in the post (or create a postcard) to a family member.  Include a message from yourself to them about what you have been doing during home learning.
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.

R.E. – Sikhism
In your last R.E. lesson, you learned that the founder of the Sikh religion was called Guru Nanak.  He was the first of ten Gurus who taught the Sikhs about God. Now re-watch this short film on BBC Bitesize to introduce the Sikh religion: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn
Next, read the paragraph about ‘What do Sikhs Believe?’ which is summarised below:
Sikhs believe in one God who guides and protects them. They believe everyone is equal before God. Sikhs believe that your actions are important and you should lead a good life. They believe the way to do this is:
* Keep God in your heart and mind at all times
* Live honestly and work hard
* Treat everyone equally
* Be generous to those less fortunate than you
* Serve others

YOUR TASK: In your workbook, write the title:  What do Sikhs Believe?
Use the notes above to write down what the main beliefs are, present them in any way that you wish but please make them look attractive and eye-catching.

Finally: Watch this Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2LbTwwGsAY  about the importance of the Sikh Holy Book which they regard as the last Guru and in which their beliefs are written down.  Think about the different ways that the Guru Granth Sahib is treated as if it is a person.

Tuesday 5th May
Maths 
Morning Maths all week – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  –
Level 2 and 3 (Multiplication- choose your times table and practise it).
Can you challenge yourself to complete the tests in the shortest time or try the mixed tables tests?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                             Summer Term Week 3  Lesson 2 – Add Money 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.

English
Spellings –
Remember to practise your spelling list from the list of Statutory words for this week: KS2 spelling year 3 list 3
Flat Stanley by Jeff
Brown
Today, please read together or listen  to Chapter 2 – Being Flat             Read the chapter here
Or watch on Youtube (from 2:30 – 7:42 mins)

 

YOUR TASK: Think about all the things that have happened to Stanley so far.  Now, pretend that you are Stanley! You are going to write a letter to a friend describing all that has happened to you and how you feel.  Use these sentence starters / ideas to help you to write your letter and remember to write in the first person (I, me, my, we), use lots of adjectives and your best joined-up handwriting.
Dear…
You won’t believe…
Yesterday, I was…
Everyone in my house thought…
Today, I have…
It was…
I felt…
I wonder what will happen tomorrow.
Please write back!
From Stanley
Finally, check all sentences for spelling and punctuation.

 

Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.

Science
Last week you learned about Light Sources and that light from a source travels in straight lines.  This week you are going to investigate shadows.

1. First, in your workbook, write down what you think a shadow is and how it is formed.

2. Next, watch the Espresso video Making Shadows
TO THINK ABOUT:  Was your explanation right? 
Have a look at shadows inside and outside your house. 
Where is the light source that is being blocked to cause the shadow?
Is the shadow the same shape as the object that is making the shadow?
Now, draw some objects and their shadows in your book.

3. Lastly, think about how could you make a shadow larger or smaller?
Watch the Espresso video Shadow and Puppet Investigation
Were you surprised by the results?
YOUR TASK: Some time this week, have a go at making your own simple shadow puppet with a straw or stick and a piece of cut out card. Be as creative as you like! Use a torch or lamp and a wall or large piece of card and try the experiment out for yourself. (Please do NOT draw on the wall though!) 
Did your puppet’s shadow get larger the closer you moved it to the light source?
I hope you have fun and remember to send me a picture of your shadow puppet! 

Monday 4th May
Maths 
Morning Maths – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  –
Level 2 and 3 (Multiplication- choose your times table and practise it).
Can you challenge yourself to complete the tests in the shortest time or try the mixed tables tests?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                             Summer Term Week 3  Lesson 1 – Convert pounds and pence 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.
English
Spellings – Here is your spelling list from the list of Statutory words for this week: KS2 spelling year 3 list 3
Grammar Focus  Well done for using lots of amazing adverbs last week in your writing. This week, I would like you to try to use lots of really interesting adjectives.  Watch the BBC bitesize video for a quick reminder. 
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown This week is all about the character,
 Flat Stanley.  He is a boy who becomes flat when a bulletin board (notice board) falls on him in the night. This book is an American classic children’s book so please note that the spellings are American English.
Today, please read together or listen  to Chapter 1 – The Bulletin Board             Read the chapter here
Or watch on Youtube (from  start to 2:30 mins)
Think about the story so far and consider how you would answer these questions:
What would it be like to be flat?
What would you do?
How would you feel?
What adventures would you have?
YOUR TASK:
Write answers to these questions in your workbook with your own ideas. Try to use some great adjectives too . Use the word mat to help you. adjectives word mat  Remember to check all of your sentences for spelling and punctuation and  try to use joined-up handwriting to answer the questions if you can.
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.

History
Last week you learned about how the Roman army invaded and conquered large parts of Britain from AD43 onwards. When the Romans invaded, the Celtic tribes had to decide whether or not to fight back. If they made peace, they agreed to obey Roman laws and pay taxes. In return, they could keep their kingdoms.
However, some Celtic leaders
 chose to fight . Read the paragraph and watch the videos about the Celtic queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudica, on BBC Bitesize How did the Celts fight back? 
Next, watch the Espresso video about Boudica
Remember that what we know about Boudica, we have found out from the Roman historian Tacitus who was not there.  He is also writing from the Roman point of view so his information might not be true, but we have no way of knowing.
YOUR TASK: Use the information from the videos to help you to complete a ‘Wanted Poster’ for Boudica.  Either draw your own or complete this one.  Have fun describing Boudica! 
 

 

Friday 1st May  
Happy new month everyone and a huge thank you to you and your adults for all of your hard work, commitment and creativity this week.  You can all be extremely proud of yourselves.
Enjoy a well-deserved weekend.   Mrs T

Maths
Now for the Friday challenge….
Maths Hub
Log on to  the White Rose Maths website to find The Friday Maths Challenge for you to complete with an adult.  Questions 1 – 4 are aimed at Year 3.  However, if you do not have an adult to help you or you cannot work out the questions there are two options below.
https://whiterosemaths.com/home learning/year-3/ 

An alternative activity is to try another addition challenge from the Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website
or
you could do one of the Maths Magnet sheets below  to keep your skills sharp: 
Maths Magnet Stage 2.1   Maths Magnet Stage 2.1 Answers
Maths Magnet Stage 3.1 Maths Magnet Stage 3.1 Answers

English
Spellings –
Please ask an adult to test you on your spellings today:   KS2 spelling year 3 list 2 
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities. You could use  your diary to practise your joined-up handwriting!
Egg-themed week
Start the day in a ‘chocolaty’ way by watching how giant chocolate eggs are made:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_FlGH1hv8Y
YOUR TASK:
Today you are going to create your own chocolate egg to celebrate a special event or person. This may take you the rest of the day!
You will need to:  
*  Think of a suitable name, a design, and draw/ paint it.
*   Create ideas for how your egg will be decorated and packaged. 
*   Think what treats will be included inside your egg.
Next, write a description about your new egg with interesting words to appeal to your audience.
You could also write an advert/ poster, or film your own advert for TV to persuade people to buy your egg!
Check each sentence for spelling and punctuation in any writing that you do. 
Lastly, take a picture of your designs and description – I’m looking forward to seeing them!

Art
Have a look at these wonderful examples of Roman mosaics.  They were made from tiny squares of stone called tesserae which were cemented together to form patterns and pictures on the floor.

Historians have learned lots of things about life in Roman times from the pictures on the mosaic floors which have survived for 1000s of years.
YOUR TASK: Before you create your own mosaic, you are going to design a digital mosaic. Login to Purplemash and check your Alert Bell. I have set you a Paint Project ‘To Do’ to create a digital mosaic for next Friday 8th May.  If you enjoy the mosaic task, there are two more mosaic paint projects to choose to do. I look forward to seeing your mosaic designs – have fun!

Thursday 30th April –  Happy 100th Birthday to ‘Colonel’ Tom Moore

Maths 
Morning Maths – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website  – Choose your task from: Level 2 (Addition -missing numbers up to 20
or  Bonds to make 100) or Level 3 (Bonds to make 1000). You can choose the length of time between questions – can you repeat the tests until you reach the shortest time?
Maths Hub
You have 3 activities to choose from today:
1. If you want a challenge and you have some adult support, go to Summer Term Week 2  Lesson 4 – Problem-solving from the White Rose Maths website and answer the questions alongside the video.
2. If you would like a bit more Fractions practise, instead, go to Year 2 Summer Term Week 1- Lesson 2 – Count in Fractions from the  White Rose Maths website   to revise some questions which often appear on our Assertive Mentoring termly maths tests.
3. If you would like to try a number challenge, instead, have a go at this: Number of the Week Y3 Wk2
Number of the Week Y3 Wk2 Answers

English
Spellings –
Practise your spellings for your test on Friday:  KS2 spelling year 3 list 2 
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.
Egg-themed week
When we studied Food Groups in the Autumn Term as part of our work on Healthy Eating, we looked at food labels.
Today I would like you to explore the Food Facts on the website below with your adult.
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts

 YOUR TASK:  Imagine that you have been asked to create a new downloadable fact-file or a leaflet for the website to help everyone to make healthy food choices.  Choose 4 of the Food Facts to explore on the website and write a paragraph about each one in your leaflet or fact-file.  Remember to make it attractive and easy to read.  You could also design a new logo for your leaflet.  (Think about using sub-headings, labelled pictures and bullet points for your information, remember to include some adverbs too if you can!). Here are two examples to inspire you but please think of your own sentences and design:

History
Last week, you researched Iron Age hill forts and roundhouses where the tribes of Britons lived at the time of the Romans. Today, you are going to find out why the Romans wanted to conquer and invade Britain (first under the General Julius Caesar and finally under the Emperor Claudius) and how their army was so successful.  To help you to do this, there are two videos for you to watch.
1. Watch the first video on the BBC Bitesize page – How the Romans conquered Britain 
2. Watch the Espresso video up to 2.31 minutes- The Romans invade Britain 
(Select the Espresso link on this  website, KS2, History, Romans, videos)
3.  Have a look at the Espresso Factfile about the Roman Army to find out how they were organised and trained.

YOUR TASK: Answer the questions and label the Roman soldier on the worksheet: Why Romans came to Britain wksheet

Extras:  If you would like to get crafty, there are two  Roman soldier activities on our Project Homework for this half term.
Y3 Homework Summer 1 2020

Wednesday 29th April
Maths 
Morning Maths – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website   –
Level 3 (Addition -3 digit numbers + hundreds) or Level 2 (Bonds to make 100 – Tens). You can choose the length of time between questions – can you repeat the tests until you reach the shortest time?
Maths Hub
You have 3 activities to choose from today:
1. If you want a challenge and you have some adult support, go to Summer Term Week 2  Lesson 3 – Problem-solving from the White Rose Maths website and answer the questions alongside the video .
2. If you would like a bit more Fractions practise, instead, go to Year 2 Summer Term Week 1- Lesson 1 -Find Three Quarters
from the  White Rose Maths website   to revise some questions which often appear on our Assertive Mentoring termly maths tests.
3. If you would like to try a number challenge, instead, have a go at this: Number of the Week Y3 Wk11      Number of the Week Y3 Wk1 Answers1     

English
Spellings –
Pactise your spellings for your test on Friday:  KS2 spelling year 3 list 2 
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.
Egg-themed week
Today you are going to have a look at some recipes that use eggs.  First, watch this clip of Matilda making pancakes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ab3213sYY

Next, read the recipes below for making pancakes.
Think about: how they are set out, 
what ingredients you would need, how the  instructions are numbered so you know the order to follow, bossy verbs and adverbs used to give the instructions, a picture to show you what you are aiming for.
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/flippin-tasty-tomato-pancakes
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/pancakes-with-caramelised-apples
YOUR TASK: Design your own pancake recipe using ingredients you may have at home. Use the recipes above as a guide or have a look in a cookery book to help you.  Carefully, write out your recipe, setting it out correctly and including a list of ingredients, numbered instructions, bossy verbs with adverbs (eg, Whisk the mixture thoroughly) and a picture to show what it will look like. ( You could even make your pancake with your adult some time and send me a picture!).

Geography
Last week, you watched some films about the Lake District and I asked you to compare what you could see in the Lake District with what you can see in the landscape  here in Preston.  You all spotted that there are many more open spaces, rocky  mountains and lakes in the Lake District than Preston. Now, watch the BBC Bitesize films to learn about how to spot these features on a map: Contours, keys and symbols on maps.
Next, have a look at the map of Penwortham and  Preston and the map of Ambleside below.  Can you spot the contours and symbols? Think about: how the different landscapes are shown on the two maps.  What differences can you notice?  What things are the same?Talk about the two maps with your adult.
Map of Penwortham and Preston       
Map of Ambleside – The Lake District
Finally, complete Activities 1 and 2 on the BBC Bitesize page above. 
I hope you have fun learning the map symbols.  Perhaps you could make a treasure hunt of map symbols around your house or garden to help you to learn them!

Tuesday 28th April
Maths 
Morning Maths – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website   –
Level 3 (Addition -3 digit numbers + tens) or Level 2 (Up to 100 – Ten more). You can choose the length of time between questions – can you repeat the tests until you reach the shortest time?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link  for:   Summer Term Week 2  Lesson 2 – Subtract Fractions from the White Rose Maths website and answer questions 1 – 4 only . Next, answer the questions on this sheet: adding and subtracting fractions– be careful, some are additions and some are subtractions! (Note:If you want an extra challenge and you have an adult to help you, you could try questions 5-7 on the White Rose activity sheet as well!)

English
Spellings –
Pactise your spellings for your test on Friday:  KS2 spelling year 3 list 2 
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.
Egg-themed week
Listen to and enjoy: Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham https://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=2KRkR8Ha R9c    or read along and watch it here .
These are some of the rhyming words in the story: Sam ham, here there, anywhere, house mouse, box fox, car are, see tree
Task 1: Listen carefully and note down any other pairs of rhyming words that you hear.
Task 2: Write nonsense sentences using some of the rhyming words found in the story  e.g. I do not like a house or a mouse. I would not like green eggs and ham in a box or with a fox.  Now add some sentences of your own using pairs of rhyming words that you have thought of to continue the Green Eggs and Ham story – CHALLENGE: Can you put an adverb into your sentence too? e.g. Sadly, I do not like a house or a mouse.  Add your own illustrations too if you wish. Remember to check each sentence for spelling and punctuation.

Science
To introduce our new Science topic of Light and Shadows, work through all of the activities on the BBC bitesize page Light and Dark

To check what you have learned, please complete the sheet, Light and Dark – Sources of light either by printing it out or by drawing and writing in your workbook. 

ICT – HELPFUL TIPS FROM MRS L! 
The coding task was a little trickier than it appeared so here are some tips from Mrs L.  I hope they will help:
Check the timings of the events. Keep the first block the same as in challenge 1 (timer 5 seconds -sun show – background blue) then think of 5 seconds more for the next block (ie – timer 10).  If you’re stuck again, click on the ? in the blue square (right – hand corner of the screen) and click on the hint. That should give you some clues as to what you need to try.

Monday 27th April

Maths 
Morning Maths – Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website   –
Level 3 (Addition -2 digit numbers) or Level 2 (addition up to 25). You can choose the length of time between questions – can you repeat the tests until you reach the shortest time?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Summer Term Week 2  Lesson 1 – Add 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/   

English
Spellings –
Here is your spelling list from the list of Statutory words for this week:  KS2 spelling year 3 list 2 
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.
Egg-themed week This week is all about eggs. Eggs-plore stories, rhymes and recipes to inspire your writing!
First, we are going to start the week with a grammar video and I would like you to use what you have learned in all of your writing this week. 
BBC Bitesize video What is an  adverb?   
Next, read and enjoy this poem based on Humpty Dumpty.  Spot the adverbs in the poem (use a dictionary or Word Hippo https://www.wordhippo.com/   to check their meaning). Then try changing them for new adverbs – think about how your new adverbs have changed the meaning of the poem.  To help you, here is an  adverbs word mat    
ICT
Mrs Lambert has set a coding task for you all on Purplemash based on our Science about Light and Dark. Log into Purplemash and check your Alert Bell to find the activity and send it to Mrs Lambert when you have completed it some time this week –  have fun.

Summer Term – Week 1
Friday 24th April – Almost the weekend, well done everyone for all the super work you have been doing – I am very impressed with you all and a huge thank you to all your adults for their support.  Have a lovely weekend.   Mrs T

P.E.
Why not wake up and shake up the new term with the Joe Wicks’ workout? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
 Or try something a little different with the Cosmic Kids Yoga video based on The Twits

Maths
Now for a new challenge….
Maths Hub
Log on to  the White Rose Maths website to find The Friday Maths Challenge for you to complete with an adult.  Questions 1 – 4 are aimed at Year 3.  However, if you do not have an adult to help you or you cannot work out the questions there is another option below.
https://whiterosemaths.com/home learning/year-3/ 

An alternative activity is to try the Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenges on the Top Marks website .  Please complete the Digit Values and Partitioning challenges on Level 3 (Yr 3) or Level 2 (Yr 2).  You can choose the length of time between questions – can you repeat the tests until you reach the shortest time?

English
Spellings –
please ask someone in your family to  test you today.  Can you get full marks?
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown activities.
The Twits
Using the link  https://epdf.pub/the-twits.html  read the chapter called Wormy Spaghetti.  Look carefully at the dialogue (speech) in the chapter and how it is set out.  Now compare it with the play script here:  Twits play script  
Talk about these questions with an adult or write your answers in your workbook: What do you notice about the the structure and layout of the play script?  How do you know which character is speaking? The information in brackets is called a stage direction – why is it included in the play script?
Have a go at acting out the playscript (no real worms please!!). You could even make a short video!   If you are enjoying the book, continue reading and listening to it at
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgppUh8ukZ8  
Here’s A Twits Wordsearch to print off and complete too if you wish.      Twits wordsearch

Art
One of the reasons we know so much about the Romans is the beautiful wall paintings in their houses called frescos and the tiled mosaic floors.  They used nature as their inspiration. 
Your Task: Today I would like you to use nature as your inspiration.  Choose a plant or flower and make a detailed sketch of it.  You can use any medium you wish to draw with (eg. pencil, biro, felt tip) and you can shade your drawing in carefully, use paints or leave it as a sketch.   Watch the video for some tips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMYhplLC9oo

 

 


Thursday 23rd April – St George’s Day

P.E.
Why not wake up and shake up the new term with the Joe Wicks’ workout? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
 Or try something a little different with the Zumba Kids moves on
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/get-up

Maths
For your Morning Maths this week, I would like you to start each day with a Times Tables Challenge.  Log on to Purplemash using our school link; https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/games/tabletoons
select Games, then choose 2Simple Table Toons.  Choose the times table you are working on, listen to one of the songs if you need to practise your tables facts, then complete the Speed Test Game.  Note down your time for today. CHALLENGE: Can you beat your time from yesterday?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Summer Term Week 1  Lesson 4 – Order 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/   

English
Spellings –
keep practising your sheet ready to be tested tomorrow.
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown history.
The Twits
Today I would like you to watch a film clip of a different chapter in the bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWvyB-QvbVA
Next, discuss the film clip with your adult helper. Talk about:  What happened? What did Mrs Twit do? Why? What would you have done? How did Mr Twit react? How would you have reacted?
YOUR TASK:
Retell the story of Mr and Mrs Twit and the Spaghetti in your own words. Try to include : different adverb openers (Time words like: Next, After that, At the end of the meal, When… How words like: Carefully,… Sneakily…); amazing adjectives and some speech with inverted commas.
Remember to: Check your spelling and punctuation in each sentence at the end and send me a picture please!

R.E.
Our new topic in R.E. is all about the Sikh religion and whose teaching and leadership the Sikhs follow. First, have a think,  do you know anything already about Sikhism? Perhaps you have visited their gurdwara in Preston?
Now watch a short film on BBC Bitesize to introduce the Sikh religion:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn
Next watch the short film about their first leader,Guru Nanak.  
YOUR TASK: Look at the pictures and captions about Guru Nanak on the webpage and use them to make a short comic strip of his life and teaching or write a paragraph and draw a picture to go with it. 

Wednesday 23rd April

P.E.
Why not wake up and shake up the new term with the Joe Wicks’ workout? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
 Or try something a little different with the Zumba Kids moves on
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/get-up

Maths
For your Morning Maths this week, I would like you to start each day with a Times Tables Challenge.  Log on to Purplemash using our school link; https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/games/tabletoons
select Games, then choose 2Simple Table Toons.  Choose the times table you are working on, listen to one of the songs if you need to practise your tables facts, then complete the Speed Test Game.  Note down your time for today. CHALLENGE: Can you beat your time tomorrow or try a different times table?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Summer Term Week 1  Lesson 3 – Compare 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/   

English
Spellings –
keep practising your sheet from yesterday
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown history.
The Twits
Re-read to yourself or with an adult the chapter about Mrs Twit  https://epdf.pub/the-twits.html  or you can listen to the book and read along to the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgppUh8ukZ8
If you are able to print the chapter out, you could underline all the words that describe Mrs Twit.  Next, use this information to describe Mrs Twit. You could use the sheet below to write a description of Mrs Twit today  OR you could use the information to design a character poster or Top Trumps card about Mrs Twit.

The Twits character profiles

 

 

Geography
For our Geography we are going to find out about a different region of the UK to Preston.  We cannot go to visit the Lake District at the moment but we can find out all about The Lake District and compare it to where we live.   Here is an introduction to the Lake District from BBC Bitesize:

 

 

 

Next, have a look at the video and photos on the  website below to see what the Lake District looks like.  While you watch and look think about: How is it similar to Penwortham and Preston? How is it different to Penwortham and Preston?https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/webcams-videos-and-photos

Finally: complete the sheet or draw your own in your workbook.
lake district comparison sheet

Tuesday 21st April

P.E.
Why not wake up and shake up the new term with the Joe Wicks’ workout? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
 Or try something a little different with the Zumba Kids moves on
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/get-up

Maths
For your Morning Maths this week, I would like you to start each day with a Times Tables Challenge.  Log on to Purplemash using our school link; https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/games/tabletoons
select Games, then choose 2Simple Table Toons.  Choose the times table you are working on, listen to one of the songs if you need to practise your tables facts, then complete the Speed Test Game.  Note down your time for today. CHALLENGE: Can you beat your time tomorrow or try a different times table?
Maths Hub
Please follow the link below and complete:                                              Summer Term Week 1  Lesson 2 –  Step 3 – 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/   

English
Spellings –
keep practising your sheet from yesterday
Dear Diary… Remember to keep going with your diary.  About 5 sentences a day is perfect to record your Lockdown history.
The Twits
Re-read to yourself or with an adult the chapter about Mr Twit  https://epdf.pub/the-twits.html  or you can listen to the book and read along to the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgppUh8ukZ8
If you are able to print the chapter out, you could underline all the words that describe Mr Twit.  Next, use this information to describe Mr Twit. You could use the sheet below to write a description of Mr Twit today (and Mrs Twit tomorrow) OR you could use the information to design a character poster or Top Trumps card about Mr Twit.

The Twits character profiles

 

Science
Our new science topic is Light and Shadows.  Before we get started, we must remember that light (especially from the Sun) is very dangerous for our eyes and we should NEVER  look directly at the Sun, even if we are wearing sunglasses.  To help you understand Sun safety, please complete the sheet below from Purplemash                             Light and Dark – Sun safety

Next, you can either draw or use Purplemash to design a poster to encourage everyone to stay safe in the Sun.

Monday 20th April

P.E.
Why not wake up and shake up the new term with the Joe Wicks’ workout? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
 Or try something a little different with the Zumba Kids moves on
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/get-up

Maths
For your Morning Maths this week, I would like you to start each day with a Times Tables Challenge.  Log on to Purplemash using our school link; https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/games/tabletoons
select Games, then choose 2Simple Table Toons.  Choose the times table you are working on, listen to one of the songs if you need to practise your tables facts, then complete the Speed Test Game.  Note down your time for today. CHALLENGE: Can you beat your time tomorrow?
This week we are continuing our work on Equivalent Fractions.   The first White Rose Maths lesson does not match what we would cover in class so I would like you to complete two games/tasks to revise some of what you have covered so far.
1. Login in to Mathsframe (Penwortham username and password ) at https://mathsframe.co.uk/ to play the Fractions dominoes game (there are 3 different levels – can you complete them all?)
2. Use the fabulous interactive Fraction Wall that we have used in class to help you spot different equivalent fractions. Find it at Visnos.com or the link below: https://www.visnos.com/demos/fraction-wall

English
Spellings
By the end of Year 4 you need to be able to spell a set of Statutory Spellings set by the Government (see below). Each week I will set you part of this list to learn and test yourself on. Here is Week 1:

Our English lessons this week are based on plans from the Lancashire English team using books that are readily available on the internet.  Our book is The Twits by Roald Dahl.  Many of you will know the story so you can read to yourself or with an adult at: https://epdf.pub/the-twits.html  or you can listen to the book and read along to the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgppUh8ukZ8
Read and enjoy the following chapters from The Twits –  Hairy Faces, Mr Twit, Dirty Beards, Mrs Twit. Look at the vocabulary in these chapters. Find exciting words and new words from the text e.g. tufts, matted, wise. Discuss the meanings of these words together with your adult helper. Look up some of the new words you have found in a dictionary or by using Word Hippo https://www.wordhippo.com/
Next, you can either create a dictionary in alphabetical order using the words and meanings you have found, OR find meanings for the words on the sheet below:

 

 

 

History
Our new topic is the Romans and their invasion and settlement of Britain. First, however, your task is to remind yourselves who was living in Britain at the time of the Roman invasion.  Britain had been settled by the Iron Age Celts from Europe. The country was split into different tribal kingdoms (see the map below).  The Celts (later called Britons by the Romans) were mainly farmers who grew, gathered or hunted for their own food. They were also fierce warriors who were often at war with each other.

Choose one of the tribes from the map to belong to, find out about Iron Age hill forts and Iron Age roundhouses using the website and videos. YOUR TASK: Choose one of the following: *  draw a labelled diagram of your tribe’s hill fort; * draw a labelled diagram of your family’s roundhouse; *  make a model roundhouse with labels; * write a paragraph explaining what you have learned about the Celts.

Watch the videos below to help you. Life in Iron Age Britain | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6rCMTOss_k  
Forts and tribes in Iron Age Britain | History – Ancient Voices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxIbczNR9a8

You will also find lots of interesting facts on the Primary Homework Help website but some of the links from it no longer work.http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/celts.htm

Spring Term – 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