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Class 3

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Welcome to Class 3

Home Learning

This is where you will be able to find your learning activities for each day as of Monday. Our timetable will be as close to our one at school as possible (so you will be doing the same subjects on the same days you would at school). Most of the instructions will be on this page but sometimes there might be documents to look at as well. These will be uploaded here for you too. You will do the work in the exercise books that you have taken home - remember to maintain the standards you would in your books in school.

 

Each day there will be a new set of lessons for you - these will be at the top of the list but we will also leave the previous days on in case you need to go back for anything. We will post answers when we can too, so please use these to check how you are getting on. 

 

If you have any questions or you want to speak to me about anything to do with your learning then please do email me. I will check my emails every day (although the time might not be the same each day). 

Week Commencing 06/07/20

Good Morning Class 3,

Welcome back to another new and exciting week of learning!

Hopefully you’ve all had a lovely weekend and a lot of fun.

Remember, to send me that weekly e-mail to let me know what you’ve been up to or share any work you’re really proud of, as I absolutely love hearing from you and receiving your updates. smiley

Hope you have a great week and keep up all that fabulous hard work you’ve been doing. 

Lots of Love,

Miss Sweeney

Friday 10th July 2020

PE

It’s Friday again, when we would normally do PE. 

So how about start off today by carrying out some some light stretches and yoga:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

Alternatively, if you would like to carry out a daily mile jog around your garden or start a Joe Wick’s workout, at 9am!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Or how about continuing to work on the District Sports Challenges

Remember this week’s deadline is today!

So email those results across if you are able to.

 

This normally takes us 45 minutes to complete.

 

Maths

MNP Textbook 3B – starting at p176, followed by Workbook, Worksheet 23, p118 (which can either be carried out in you Maths book, just like we do in school – remember to write the worksheet number and page number – or it can be completed in the photocopied workbook)

1) Take a look at and carry out the In Focus task, remember to cover up the Let’s Learn part to begin with.  This may be a simple question but I would like you to work it out in as many different ways as you can!

Are you able to use concrete objects, a pictorial (picture), a bar model and even number bonds too?

 

2) Check and look at the Let’s Learn.

Did you get the same answer?

Did you use the same methods?

 

3) Give the Guided Practice p177-178 a go!

You may want to carry out your workings for these in your Maths books.

Use pictorials and concrete objects to help solve these problems.

 

4) Move on to carrying out the Worksheet 23 either on the copy you have, some of you may need to carry out the work in your Maths books..

LI: I can find the fraction of a number

 

5) Possible extension and challenge:

 

Challenge

Create a word problem which involves one of these fractions, for example:

Jonny had 16 sweets and he ate 14 of them. How many sweets did he eat?

How many sweets were left over?

EXT: Please ensure you know the answer to the problem and then go and challenge a friend to answer it.

 

This normally takes us around one hour to complete.

AoW: 10.7.20 – Celebrate patience

When Noah saw the rainbow in the sky at the end of the story he must have felt as though his patience had been rewarded.

Genesis 9:17:

So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

We are continuing to use the rainbow this week.

Did you add thank you prayers to the rainbows on your windows?

This week collect as many things as you can around home – or your space at school that are BLUE.

Why should we be grateful for these things? Are we thankful enough for all the things that God has given us?

Write a prayer to accompany the BLUE of your prayer rainbow.

Why not take a photo of your orange things or your prayer, if you do, please share it with us. Send it to:

lmclean@chevening.kent.sch.uk and we can create our own rainbow prayer through photos.

Spelling and Grammar

Today we are going to continue learning about the present perfect verb. 

What can you remember about this verb?  What form does it take?

First of all take a look at yesterday’s Present Perfect Poster and the work you carried out to remind yourself.

Then carry out the complete the activity worksheet below. 

Again there are three options here:

« = Easiest

«« = Middle

« « « = Most Challenging

The answers to all of these can be found on the final page.

If you are unable to print a copy of the sheet you would like to complete out then in your little yellow SPaG books, write the title:

The Present Perfect Tense

Then neatly copy down the correct form of the sentence.

English

Today is the last lesson that we will be working with the Fantastic Mr Fox and our stories.  In order to bring this sequence to an end I would like you to finish by creating your very own ‘Wanted Poster’ for the main character in your poster.

Of course I want you to include a wonderful picture and illustration of your main character, but I also want you to pay particular care and focus on your description!

The model below is based on the Fantastic Mr Fox as an example, you may however choose to make yours about your own character.  Just imagine these being pinned and stuck everywhere as the poor family huddled below avoiding danger!

In the front of your Writing Books:

LI: I can create a wanted poster                                                 Friday 10th July 2020

1) Base your poster on the Fantastic Mr Fox, use the modelled example above and word bank below to help create your own.

 

2) ‘Magpie’ and use words and phrases from the word bank below but carry out a poster for the main character of your own story, add your own words and extra description too.

 

3) Pay particular care to vocabulary choices and work on developing independence.  Use the word bank, modelled example, dictionaries and thesauruses to help.  I would also like you to concentrate on your presentation!

 

Please use the poster template below and word bank to help you with your creations. 

I would love to see them when they are completed! smiley

 

This normally takes us 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.

RE

Today we are going to continue learning about

the religion of Sikhism and we are going to learn about some of their religious festivals and celebrations.  There are two main ones: Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) and

Bandi Chhor Divas (Sikh’s Diwali)

 

Please begin by watching the following video clips, if you can, to find out more about this first festival:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-vaisakhi/z6s2t39

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zs6sb9q

 

You may wish to watch it twice and take notes the second time.

 

Then also take a look and read the following information:

If you can do please open the Power Point Presentation version as this is a little bit more interactive.

 

Once you have finished in the back of your Writing Books:

KQ: How do Sikhs show their commitment to God?

 

Task 1  

Take the time to retell one of the stories on which these celebrations are based, either Guru Hargobind’s Release from Prison or Founding of the Sikh Khalsa

 

1) Draw / depict the main events which happened.

2) Add some writing explaining the main events and speech bubbles too.

3) Give some more information as to which Sikh festival is celebrated as a result of this story.  Make sure you include some of the important information, including, name of the festival and date celebrated.

 

Task 2

Make a poster about the Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) festival.  Make it as colourful and attractive as possible, explaining what happens when you attend this event.  Or make it on the computer if you are able.

Option – If both of these tasks are too much, just carry out Task 2 and make the poster.

 

Challenge:

Within this poster explain why it is important and include as many factual pieces of information as you can.

 

You may also find this website useful as it provides further information:

https://kids.kiddle.co/Vaisakhi

 

Then take some time to reflect:

 

What celebrations do you take part in?

 

What makes something worth celebrating?

 

 

This normally takes us around 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.

Music / PSHE

We are going to continue exploring music which makes us feel happy! smiley

Please begin by watching this video again, if you would like:

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

 

Please continue to work on the creation of your instruments:

Do try and make it as eco and environmentally friendly as you can!

 

If you’ve finished now comes the fun part of creating your own happy song, you may wish to write some accompanying happy lyrics too.  Please do send any photos or videos of this my way so I can share it with others. smiley

 

If you have time or want to please carry out another Lockdown Journal activity:

This normally takes 30 to 45 minutes.

 

Choosing Time

Finally, reward yourselves with carrying out an activity of your choice – of course with your adult’s agreement.  You may wish to go outside if it’s dry and build or create some outdoor crafts, do some art, play with some Lego or your favourite toy.  You deserve it! Another incredible week of learning Class 3 – Well done! smiley

Lots of Love,

Miss Sweeney

 

Today’s Learning Checklist

 

Subject

Activities

Resources

 

Approximate Time

Checklist

PE

  • Yoga, workout or personal best challenge

 

  • Website link to YouTube videos
  • Ongoing District Sports Challenges Recorded

30-45

minutes

Maths

Fractions

  • Guided Practice
  • Worksheet 18
  • Challenge
  • Maths Textbook
  • Maths Workbook
  • Maths Answers

1 hour

SPaG

Present Perfect Tense

  • Complete the sentences with present perfect form of the verb

 

  • Differentiated Present Perfect Complete the Sentences Worksheet with answers

15-20

minutes

English

  • Create wanted posters
  • Document containing: Model, Word Bank and Template

1 hour

RE

  • Retell one of the stories on which the Sikh festivals are based
  • Make a Sikh festival poster
  • Website and Internet to view video clips
  • The Sikh Festivals (PowerPoint or PDF)
  • Storyboard Template
  • Large piece of paper/card, colouring pencils/pens
  • Computer

1 ½ hours

Music / PSHE

  • Continue and finish making upcycled instruments
  • Compose own happy piece of music
  • Complete activity from Lockdown journal
  • Materials and objects which can be recycled and made into musical instruments
  • Lockdown Journal

30-45

minutes

Thursday 9th July 2020

Maths

You will need some 12 counters, buttons or other small object.

MNP Textbook 3B – starting at p161, followed by Workbook, Worksheet 22, p117 (which can either be carried out in you Maths book, just like we do in school – remember to write the worksheet number and page number – or it can be completed in the photocopied workbook)

1) Take a look at the information presented In Focus, remember to cover up the Let’s Learn part to begin with.  You have been asked to work out quite a complicated calculation. 

Maybe work out what 1/3 is first and then multiply your answer by 2, to find 2/3

Use your concrete objects to help work this out by dividing them equally into three groups – then counting how many are in two of these!

 

2) Check and look at the Let’s Learn.

Did you get the same answer?

Did you use the same method to get to your answer?

Take a look at Q2... 

Can you work out how many 5/6 of the doughnuts will be and then 3/4 ?

Use the same method, work out one part first then multiply this by the numerator. 

Try and do this independently first and then check your answers, on the next page!

 

3) Give the Guided Practice p175 a go!

You may want to carry out your workings for these in your Maths books.

 

4) Move on to carrying out the Worksheet 22 either on the copy you have, some of you may need to carry out the work in your Maths books.

LI: I can find or write fractions of a number

 

5) Possible extension and challenge:

 

Challenge

 

 

EXT: Write your similar special number problem.

 

This normally takes us around one hour to complete.

AoW: 9.7.20 – Patience with nature and the world

We have to wait for things to grow and be ready to harvest. We can only start to help our world one step at a time.

The more complicated the problem the more time and attention it requires before the right solution can be found.

Watch this clip of animals hunting for food, look at how patient they have to be – think about how patient the cameraman has to be to film them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxYvbtE4Ybs

We have to wait to see God’s kingdom in all its glory – have you planted any seeds lately?

Did you have to wait for them to grow?

If you would like to try, use the instructions in this link to make a seed bomb.

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-make-seed-bomb

You will need to look after your seeds and look forward to when you will be able to enjoy the flowers that they create.

Take time today to look around you and give thanks for the beauty of the world that you see.

Spelling and Grammar

Did you know that in English we have more than one past tense?  To date you are probably more familiar with what we call Simple Past and these verbs usually end in -ed unless they are irregular (different).

Today we are going to learn about a new and exciting other past term tense called the Present Perfect… That’s right it sounds super confusing because it has the word present in it rather than past but really isn’t too complicated.

 

Please take a look at the following document to learn more:

I would then like you to carry out the following verb sorting activity, choose the one you most feel like doing today.  They do get progressively more challenging; the answers can also be found in this document.

English

Today you will be writing your own newspaper report so make sure you have the plan you did yesterday.  First of all take the time to read this through and add extra detail in purple pen.  Then getting on to the writing of your fabulous Newspaper Reports.  You may wish to use the template below.

 

If you feel you would like a little more revision about the features of the newspaper article then take a look at the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

 

Make sure your headline is a catchy one and encourages your readers to want to read more, below are some examples. 

 

Can you work out which famous fairy-tales and books they relate to?

 

IT’S SNOW JOKE SAYS QUEEN

 

BLONDE BEAUTY IN BEAR BOTHER

 

ONLY A GOLDEN TICKET WILL DO!

 

HOODED HEROINE DEFEATS WICKED WOLF

 

BOY WHO LIVED CONQUERS HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED

 

Then in the front of your Writing Books:

LI: I can write the newspaper                                                     Thursday 9th July 2020

 

Late last week, three farmers named locally as Janet, Joyce and Jean excavated a huge crater with mechanical diggers in a field by the edge of Little Willowton Wood to capture a family of rabbits.

Locals were first made aware of the incident when they heard loud machinery and witnessed plumes of smoke coming from what is usually a peaceful area of woodland three miles outside of town. Allegedly, three local residents who own nearby arable farms had taken it upon themselves to track down a family of foxes that have been decimating their livelihood of cabbages, carrots and berries. What began as digging the ground with shovels to search for the rabbits’ burrow, soon escalated into a full-scale war against the woodland creatures.

 

Please make sure you concentrate on your presentation.

 

Once finished please take the time to check you have included all the features by looking at the following checklist:

 

Then go back to original article and make any small edits and improvements in purple pen.

 

This normally takes us around 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.

Guided Reading & Spelling Practice

Today I would like you to take on the role of becoming Present Perfect Detectives.  How many verbs are you able to find in your reading today which take this form? 

Remember it is: have + past participle form of the verb

have walked                       have spoken                       has watched 

How many of these can you find?

 

Do some spelling practice, too.

 

This normally takes us 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

 

Science

In Science we are going to continue our learning about plants, but we are now going to turn our focus to the flowering parts but today we are going to look at their life cycles.  Take a look at the images below can you work out which animals these life cycles belong to?

You should be familiar with these two life cycles but today we are going to focus on flowering plants. So again please use any books you may have on plants and the following websites to help!  Take and make as many notes as you can in your little yellow Rough Books.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zyv3jty

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/plants/life-cycle-plant/

 

Please also see the PowerPoint or extra information document below:

Now that you know that all flowering plants go through the same stages of the life cycle and that these main stages are:

germination, growing and flowering, pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal

 

Your challenge is to design and create a way to represent these stages of the life cycle in the most creative way you can!

 

In the back of your Writing Books:

LI: I can describe the different life cycle stages of a flowering plant

 

Then choose from one of the different options:

 

  • Draw the different stages on a paper plate, adding arrows to show the order.
  • Make a poster to show the different stages.
  • Create a small book with one stage on each page.
  • Write about what happens at each stage.
  • Make a PowerPoint with one stage on each slide.

 

Or you could come up with your own idea!

 

There is a Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant Activity Sheet below, which may help.

 

 

 

Possible Extension and Extra Activity:

 

Play the roll and draw dice game!

 

 

 

 

See the following document for further instructions:

 

This normally takes 1 ½ - 2 hours to carry out.

Today’s Learning Checklist

 

Subject

Activities

Resources

 

Approximate Time

Checklist

Maths

Fractions

  • Guided Practice
  • Worksheet 22
  • Challenge
  • 12 counters or similar
  • Maths Textbook
  • Maths Workbook
  • Maths Answers

1 hour

SPaG

Present Perfect Verb

  • Learn the form the present perfect verb takes
  • Verb sorting activity
  • Present Perfect Poster
  • Verb sorting differentiated activities with answers

15-20

minutes

English

  • Write Newspaper Report based on own narrative
  • Yesterday’s plan
  • Newspaper Reports writing templates
  • Newspaper Writing checklist

1 hour

Guided Reading

  • Identification of the present perfect verb whilst reading
  • Spelling practice
  • This morning’s SPaG Work
  • Reading Book
  • This week’s spellings

30-45

minutes

Science

  • Use websites and books to investigate and find out about the life cycle of a flowering plant
  • Choose an activity to undertake to display understanding
  • Roll and draw dice game
  • Websites to access information on a plan’s life cycles
  • Books on flowers
  • Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant

  (PDF or PowerPoint)

  • Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant Activity Sheet
  • Roll and draw dice game instructions
  • Dice

1 hour

Wednesday 8th July 2020

PE

As we would usually do PE, first thing in the morning, why not start of the day at 9am with a Joe Wick’s workout?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Otherwise, how about having a go at this week's 

District Sports Around the World challenge?

 

How many times are you able to pass a ball around your waist in a minute? 

 

You can practise as many times as you like but must only send your details (surname, school name) and only your best result to:

 

sportspartnership@knoleacademy.org

 

... by Friday at the latest!

 

 

This normally takes around 45 minutes.

 

Maths

It would any idea for your to have some coloured buttons, counters or concrete object (or even sweets) for this lesson.

MNP Textbook 3B – starting at p171, followed by Workbook, Worksheet 21, p114 (which can either be carried out in you Maths book, just like we do in school – remember to write the worksheet number and page number – or it can be completed in the photocopied workbook)

1) Take a look at the information presented In Focus, remember to cover up the Let’s Learn part to begin with.  If there are 12 sweets which are equally shared between 4 children.  How many does each child get?

What fraction of the total amount is this?

Think about how you will reach your answer...

Are you simply able to divide?

Or may either drawing a pictorial or using a concrete representation help?

 

2) Check and look at the Let’s Learn. 

Did you get the same answer?

Take a look Q2 – What if there were only 3 children?

How many would they then get each?

In Q3, if there were 6 children instead? How many would they each get?

Can you notice the relation between the fraction and number of children?

 

3) Give the Guided Practice p172 a go!

You may want to carry out your workings for these in your Maths books.

 

4) Move on to carrying out the Worksheet 21 either on the copy you have, some of you may need to carry out the work in your Maths books.

LI: I can find and write fractions of a number

 

5) Possible extension and challenge:

 

Challenge

EXT: Move on to creating and writing your own similar questions.

 

This normally takes us around one hour to complete.

AoW:8.7.20 – Patience with others

Proverbs 15:18: A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

What do you think this means?

Has this happened to you at all? How did you resolve the situation?

We all have to recognise that everyone is different and we need to make allowances for others, giving time to people and walking at their pace.

It can be helpful to acknowledge the things that cause people to lack patience but also to remember the positive things that have happened.

Draw out three circles on a piece of paper – like a traffic light.

 In the top circle write something that you were unable to do because of the lockdown, something that made you feel disappointed.

In the middle circle, write or draw something that you are looking forward to doing when everyone is back at school and the lockdown is over.

In the bottom circle, write done something that you have enjoyed doing while you have been in lockdown.

You could write in the correct colours for the traffic light so you can see your response clearly.

You could use this as a basis for a teaspoon prayer – sorry, thank you, please.

Spelling and Grammar

Today we are going to continue the study of our spellings. 

Yesterday you should have copied them all out and found out which part they have in common.

Word Families

 

Today I would like you to get a dictionary and find and write the definition of these words.

Can you then work out how they are related in meaning?

What does scope mean?

What does spect mean?

 

Please get this all written down in your little yellow SPaG books, under yesterday’s work.

 

Possible Extension and Challenge:

Can you also put these words in alphabetical order? 

Time yourself – how long did it take?

 

Please check on the following link to check your answers:

English

Over the next couple of days you are going to take on the exciting challenge of turning your stories into Newspaper Reports.  This is a text type which you should be familiar with, as we spent some time studying its features and creating our very own Roman Newspapers, we even wrote a very exciting article about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, when we returned after the Christmas break. This, however, will seem like a long time ago now.  So let’s begin by revising some of the features!

 

I would like you to think about and answer the following:

  • What is a newspaper?
  • Why do people read them?
  • What types of things are written in them?
  • Who writes news stories?

 

Task 1

 

Read the newspaper article below and use the first ‘Features of a Newspaper’ page in the document to help identify the different features.  Please only look at the first two pages, we will answer the questions in Guided Reading later.

 

When you find the headline for example or any quotations speech then write this down!

 

Once you have finished identifying the features please use the second page of the document to start planning your own.

 

In the front of your Writing Books:

LI: I can plan a newspaper report                                  Wednesday 8th July 2020

1) Use the template to record the main information which you will include.

2) Write down any quotations (speech) which you will include.  Make sure this is punctuated in speech marks and contains a powerful accompanying verb.

3)Can you write down and include some actual sentences you will include? 

Please ensure this remains as factual as possible. 

Remember this is a non-fiction piece of writing.

 

Please use the template below to help.

 

This normally takes us 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.

Guided Reading & Spelling Practice

Please take the time to re-read newspaper about the giant whale shark and answer the comprehension questions.  The answers to these questions can be found on the last page, work through as many of these as you can.

Do some spelling practice, too.

 

This normally takes us 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

 

Computing

Today we’re going to continue working with our Class 3 Survey Results.  Last week hopefully you managed to get some of the important data into tables.  This week I’d like you to use this to create some visual graphs.  This is a great way for us to help us see and understand what our results mean.  Please continue to use the same programme as you did last week, Microsoft Excel or another program which enables you to use spreadsheets, such as, Google Sheets.

 

Please take a look at the following document for guidance and help:

Hopefully by the end of today your work may look something like this:

 

 

Again, we didn’t get the chance to use this program in school, so unless you are already familiar with it you will most probably have to ask a grow-up or adult to help you with this lesson.  Today I would suggest you take some time to experiment and become as familiar as possible with the program and its tools.

 

Then, if or when you have a chance to use the computer go on to Times Tables Rockstars and practise your times tables.

 

This should take 30 – 45 minutes.

Today’s Learning Checklist

 

Subject

Activities

Resources

 

Approximate Time

Checklist

PE

  • Joe Wicks Workout
  • District Sports Lockdown Challenge

 

  • Website link to YouTube
  • Ongoing Challenges Recorded

30-45

minutes

Maths

Fractions

  • Guided Practice
  • Worksheet 21
  • Challenge

Some form of concrete objects: buttons, counters, sweets.

  • Maths Textbook
  • Maths Workbook
  • Maths Answers

1 hour

SPaG

Spellings

  • Find definition of this week’s spelling words
  • Work out what the common root parts mean
  • Write them in alphabetical order
  • This week’s spelling words (list)
  • Dictionaries

SPaG Answer Sheet

15-20

minutes

English

  • Identification of Newspaper Report Features
  • Planning of own Newspaper Report
  • Narratives Written at the beginning of the week
  • Newspaper Report Features and Planning Template

1 hour

Guided Reading

  • Make a prediction about what will happen next
  • Spelling practice
  • Reading book
  • This week’s spellings

30-45

minutes

Computing

  • Create graphs on spreadsheets
  • Times tables practice
  • Tables created last lesson
  • Spreadsheet software (Excel etc.)
  • Instructions document
  • TTRS login-in details

30-45

minutes

The Year 3 Team

Class Teacher: Miss Sweeney (Monday – Friday)

 

PPA Teacher: Mrs Bates (Monday afternoon)

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Day, Mrs Kandasamy

 

Homework

Homework will be given out by on Friday and will be due back in on a Wednesday. Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an activity from the homework grid. These activities are based on our learning across the curriculum. In addition to this, spellings and times tables practice will be sent out on a weekly basis.  Please remember to read regularly in addition to your homework!

 

PE

PE will be delivered by specialist coaches on a Monday and Wednesday, we will be continuing with football and practising hockey this term. It is advisable that PE kits remain in school during the term time.  Please make sure you have full, outdoor PE kit on both of these days and you are prepared for being outside in the cold. Please leave earrings at home on PE days and tie up your hair.  

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