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Dear parents and pupils, we hope that you are all keeping well and busy. We would like to thank you for your messages and for continuing to work so hard in this difficult climate.
We know that many of you have already taken up this opportunity but if not, there is still plenty of time to log into Scholastic Reading Library online. This allows you to access lots of different books on their website. We would like you to try hard to login to this at least three times in the week. We have sent an email of instructions to your grown ups and they can also read about it here.
This week, in addition to your reading scheme book and Scholastic on line book, we would like you to try and read something that was written before either you or your parents were born. This could be a classic story like Tom Sawyer, an old newspaper online or anything you choose. Can you still understand it? are there any words that you have not read before?
This week we would like you to find out about nouns. What are they? What do they do in a sentence?
You will discover from these videos that there are more than one type of noun. Can you create a list of 3 examples for each type?
In phonics, we have been looking at Phase 5a This week, we would like the children to revise the oe, wh and ew sounds. These sites will help for phonics games:
Another resource, new for this week that you may want to try is Phonics Galaxy from Twinkle
Remember, lots of you have a Teaching Monster to Read login so you can use that. The good news is that the website is now free for all children but you will need to create a login if you do not already have one.
These sentences have all been misspelled. You should be able to recognise the errors as the spellings are alones we have looked at in spelling sessions. Using what you know from our spelling rules, re-write the sentences with the correct spellings.
That girl is really beautiful.
I cannt come out today.
The brochure from the hotel looks grate.
Don’t brake that window!
There sleeping over at me friends house tonight.
You have made to many mistakes.
Can you come up with your own misspelled sentences for family member to correct? Check that they have got it right!
We hoped you enjoyed writing last week’s letter to your future self. This week is going to be all about description! We want you to imagine the first special meal that you are going to have after look down. It could be anything from a delicious, piping hot pizza to a dribbling, triple chocolate ice cream.
We would like you to imagine and write down what it will be like to eat it! Tease your reader with descriptions about how it will smell, what your stomach is doing as you see it and how you feel before, during and after eating it. You will be successful if the grown up who reads your work is drooling with hunger. Remember to use strong adjectives and think about your SENSES as you write! Yum!
We hope that learning the time is going well. This week, we would like you to try to learn the skills of rounding and estimating. This might be linked to length, time, weight and money. We use estimating to get an idea of how much something will be. It is a valuable skill that adults use everyday. Watch these videos to help you:
This video has a good explaination of rounding but you will not need to watch the whole of it.
Using pieces of paper with the 0-9 digits, build a two-digit number. Round the number up or down to the nearest ten. E.g. 56 –> 60
Do this 5 times.
Now build a three-digit number. First round it to the nearest ten, then to the nearest hundred. E.g. 527 –> 530 527 –> 500
Do this 5 times too.
Maths Activity Ideas
This week, we have decided to team up with year 4 as we know some of you had some problems accessing the resources from the links last week. We hope this proves easier.
We have 5 tasks for to try this week. We would like you to do your best and do as many as you can. You could space your activities throughout the week or have a Maths day if you like.
Task 1: Make a list of all your number bonds to 10. For example, 1 + 9 = 10. After that, complete the following calculations.
32 + 8 38 + 2
52 + 8 58 + 2
12 + 8 18 + 2
82 + 8 88 + 2
92 + 8 98 + 2
33 + 7 37 + 3
53 + 7 57 + 3
13 + 7 17 + 3
83 + 7 87 + 3
93 + 7 97 + 3
Do you notice any patterns? How do these calculations link with your number bonds? Write any rules that you notice are always true.
Task 2: See if you can find some coins in your house. If you can’t, use the coins from the picture below. Some of the coins in the photo are only partly shown; try to work out their value from clues on the coins (e.g. size and colour).
How much do you have altogether? Write your amount as pounds and again as pence (e.g. £7.28 or 728p). What different amounts can you make with your coins? Try ordering your coins in order of their value from smallest to largest.
Bonus challenge: you could even make a tally chart of the different coins you can find in your house.
Task 3: Have a look through your cupboards with the help of a grown up. How many items can you find that could replace the question mark below? Write them down in descending order. We would love to know what the heaviest and lightest items you find are.
2g < ? < 1kg or 1000g
Task 4: Find at least 2 different cups or mugs. You need to work out which would hold the most liquid. You could do this using a measuring jug. If you do not have a measuring jug, think of other ways you can measure. You could see how many spoons of water it takes to fill each cup.
Task 5: Learn how many days they are in each month. Use the video to help you. Make a list of the months with how many days they contain next to the name. You need to make sure you spell the months correctly as well J
Following on from last week’s introduction to the Anglo-Saxons, look at the next part:
Click on the character pictures to hear their experiences of this time.
How does this fit into our history timeline? Who was living in Britain at this time? What effect did the Roman army leaving have on them? Who do you most identify with? Draw yourself as a Roman, Briton, Saxon or Pict.
Gary the goat and his friends would like to help you type faster! Try his dance mat typing game on Bitesize:
It starts easy, is lots of fun and has 12 levels to keep you busy. Ms Clarke can’t stop tapping the keys!
Twinkl Go has created a piano you can play on your computer, laptop or tablet. Try the teach mode to play one of the songs. I had fun playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I challenge Mr Bridge and Miss Dorman to try too!
Do you have musical instruments at home? Use them to play too! Or make a shaker from a plastic bottle with rattly things inside (rice, pasta, small stones, lego pieces). Check with a grown up that you can use the items first. Then invite them to join a family band!
Can you compose your own tune? How will you write it down so you can play it again another time?
Try and do 30 minutes of something active a day. Remember, you can use these sites to help:
For something different, why not try some yoga?
How about this for a challenge? The latest version of Trolls has been released so why not try to learn the moves to the original theme tune?
If you would like some additional learning, BBC bitesize has also released daily lessons. This may be of use if you would like further activities;
We hope you have a great week. Keep working hard, staying safe and being kind. We still miss you all lots and lots.
Best wishes and lots of love from
The Year 3 Team