We hope you had a lovely half term and have been enjoying the fantastic weather. We have some more ideas for you to try this week but we understand if, for any reason, you are unable to complete the tasks. Our biggest wish is for you all to be happy, healthy and safe. Make sure you keep smiling and helping your adults at home. We look forward to reading your comments every week on here as they brighten our days. If you have any questions remember you can comment on here, a grown up can message the school Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy the activities for this week 🙂
Miss Tew, Miss Moloney and Mrs Carsberg
Scholastic Reading and TT Rockstars
We have assigned a new book for you to read this week and it is a classic children’s novel (Anne of Green Gables). There are some tips for reading the book on page 4-5 and a character list on pages 6-7. Throughout the story, there are question prompts and activity ideas at the bottom of some pages. Once you have completed the book, there is a quiz for you to complete. Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents
Congratulations to Year 3 for winning the last battle on TT Rockstars. This week, we would like you to concentrate on your studio scores. See if you can set yourself a new personal best.
English Activity Ideas
Thank you for all the lovely work you completed linked to The Selfish Giant last term. We hope you enjoyed the book as much as we enjoyed reading all your wonderful writing. We have a brand new English topic this term and we will be using a series of pictures and videos to help inspire our writing. We will keep posting 5 tasks a week so you have an idea for each weekday and try to complete as many as you can.
Task 1: Make a prediction about what types of creatures might hatch from these eggs. You could write a paragraph about the creatures or draw some pictures.
Task 2: Design your own mystical egg. Be creative and think about the different ways you could design the shell. You could draw a picture or use some paints if you have them at home. You could design your egg using a computer or drawing app. While you are designing your egg, think about how the shell gives clues about the creature that is inside.
Task 3: Create a bank of adjectives you could use to describe your egg. Can you think of a simile as well? Try to make sure the adjectives gives clues about the creature inside. You need to think if your creature is friendly or unfriendly. Are they strong or weak? For example, an egg containing an unfriendly and strong creature could have adjectives such as spiky and unpleasant to describe it. An egg containing a friendly but weak creature could have adjectives such as delicate and colourful to describe it.
Task 4: You need to create a character to use in a story. You can create any character you like but they must have an interest in collecting things, specifically eggs! What does your character look like? Is there anything unusual about them? Write a paragraph or draw a picture surrounded by words and phrases about your character.
Task 5: Think about where all of these eggs came from and imagine you are going to write the opening to a story. Your story is called ‘The Collector’ and the opening must describe these eggs as well as where they came from. Remember to use the character you created for Task 4 in your opening. Does your collector know what is inside the eggs? How do they know where to look for them?
Maths Activity Ideas
Task 1: Look closely at the pictures. Make a list of any numbers, shapes or mathematical symbols that you can see.
Task 2: Create your own picture using a range of numbers and mathematical symbols. Challenge someone in your house to spot them all. Remember you can complete this as a pencil drawing, with colouring pencils/paints or use a computer. Challenge yourself to create your favourite animal or food using only numbers and symbols.
Task 3: Musical Maths – you are going to create a rhythm using your hands or a musical instrument like a drum or saucepan. Follow the rhythm:
clap, clap, click…clap, clap, click…
What will you be doing on the 15th beat? How do you know this without actually doing it?
What will you be doing on the 20th beat? Again, explain how you can predict this.
What about the 99th beat and the 100th beat?
Task 4: Create a new rhythm, for example:
- click, clap, clap
- click, click, clap
- click, click, clap, clap
For each rhythm you create, answer the questions from Task 3. Do you spot any patterns? Does the number of steps in your rhythm link to any times tables?
Task 5: How far can you jump from a standing jump? Think about how you will measure how far you have jumped. You might have a tape measure or you could measure in footsteps. Compare how far you can jump starting on one foot to starting on two feet. Repeat the jumps at least 5 times making sure that you measure each one. Did you jump the same distance each time? See if you can ask someone else in your house to complete some jumps and compare their distances to yours.
Knowledge Organiser Task
Science – Sound
Sit quietly somewhere at home. Make a list of all the sounds you hear. Listen inside your house in a room with all the windows closed. What is the loudest noise you can hear? Are you able to hear any noises from outside the room? Ask a grown up if you can open a window. Does the volume of the sounds change? Why do you think this is? Write down any new sounds you can hear now you have opened the window. Use your Knowledge Organiser from Spring 2 to help you write about the volume and pitch of sounds you have heard. You could even draw a diagram of how the sound entered your ear, thinking carefully about the shape of the sound wave you draw dependent on the volume and pitch.
All Knowledge Organisers: