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.  There are lots of games and activities you can do to practise your skills instead.

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.  Have a look at some of this term’s work in the gallery below. 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 I have been sent so far this term.  Also, click the links to read two fantastic stories inspired by ‘The Iron Man’           Sandstone Sam    and  The Molten Man

 Project Homework             Y3 Homework Summer 1 2020

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