Dear children and parents,
We hope you are all keeping well and have been finding the tasks that we have been setting interesting and useful. We have been missing you and hope that you have been able to take photographs of the lovely work that you have been doing to show us when you return.
Spike Milligan is a well-known children’s poet and in our Vipers session this year, we looked at one of his most well-known poems, On the Ning Nang Nong. This is a nonsense poem but has a rhythm and flow when it s read out loud. Your challenge this week is to read this poem (or a poem of your choosing) out loud. We would like you to try and learn the whole poem. This is called recital. See if you can say the whole poem without looking at the words!
Scholastic reading resources: 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 grammar, we would like you to look at the word said. You can change the meaning of said when you add a adverb like this:
How many adjectives that go with said can you think of? can you write some sentences with the words that you have thought of?
This week, we would like you to go through the phase 5a sounds chart and, using a mirror, make the sounds and look what your mouth does as you do.
Take a look at these words:
They have the ‘ou’ digraph making an /u/ sound. Write the words out and highlight the /u/ sound. Use rainbow words to help you remember how to spell them. Look out for the /f/ sound in the last word!
Use read, say, cover, write, check to learn this spelling pattern.
Write a sentence for each word.
This week, we would like you to write a story based around this picture. Remember to use your story mountain when you plan. You will need:
Setting, build up, a problem(dilemma), a resolution and a conclusion.
Think about your characters. Less is more! Try to only use three characters but describe them in detail.
We hope you enjoyed last week’s treasure hunt. Here is another to seek out:
This week’s maths skill is a learning challenge. we would like you to learn all of your square numbers up to 12 x 12.
Can you draw your answers too like they have done in the picture?
Draw a flower and label the different parts of it (look at the example below). Write a sentence telling me about the function of each part of a flower.
Sue Venir is here again! This time she is looking at maps.
Maps are always written with North at the top. A needle on a compass always points north. Use the directions below to follow the route:
Have a look at MapZone to explore more and have a go at some of the mapping games. Do you have any maps in your house or local area? What do you notice? Can you draw your own map – of your room, your house, your garden or even of school!
We know it is important to stay safe while having fun in the sun.
Make a poster reminding people to cover up with clothes, put on sun cream and wear a hat when out in the sunshine.
Here’s a wordsearch for you to try too.
Computers and on-line safety:
Here is the link to Think u Know lesson 4
This week, why not try this fun workout:
Try and do 30 minutes of something active a day. Remember, you can use these sites to help:
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;
Here’s hoping we have a nice mixture of sunny days and rainy evenings so the plants can grow and we get to have fresh air too! We are still missing you lots and thinking of you often.
from The Year 3 team