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Welcome to Year 3!

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Reading at Home

Here are some links to some online books your child can read:

 

*CHANGES TO ONLINE LEARNING*

 

From Wednesday the 22nd of April we will use a new approach to our online learning system.

 

 https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#

 

Select Year 3 and we start on first day Monday  and continue through the week. There will be 3 lessons for the children to complete independently - English, Maths and Foundation subjects. These lessons are taught by a teacher through a pre-recorded video. 

Alongside this I will post two Come and See activities for you to complete each week.

 

You should still access TTRockstars, Reading Eggs and home reading books that you would use each day in school.

Follow our twitter for help and support @HeroesSTM

 

Keep up the great work!

Instructions on how to use the new online lessons

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Friday 22nd May 

Week 5 - Day 3 (Wednesday's lesson)

 

English - Character Description: identifying the features of the text

There is a checklist below to support you with this.

Maths - To identify and explain parallel lines

Why now have a parallel line hunt around your home and see how many sets you can spot? You could take a picture and post it on twitter!

There is an extra activity for Mrs Birch and Mrs Duncan's groups below

ScienceTo explain how a plant transports water

There is a powerpoint below if you need more information.

PE - PE with Joe on youtube.

 

Have a fantastic half term heroes!!! smiley

Thursday 21st May 

Week 5 - Day 2 (Tuesday's lesson)

 

English - Character Description: Reading Comprehension - Compare

Maths - To draw perpendicular lines

Science - Saying how you feel in Spanish

PE - PE with Joe on youtube.

Wednesday 20th May 

Week 5 - Day 1 (Monday's lesson)

 

Maths - to identify perpendicular lines

This lesson recaps work on right angles and then looks at perpendicular lines in angles, shapes and lines.

There is a poster with different types of lines below to help you remember.

English - Character description: Reading Comprehension - word meaning 

PE - PE with Joe on youtube.

Come and See - Choices and Consequences 

Record some of the choices you have made. Ask the following questions for each choice.

1. What was the choice?

2. Was it a good choice or the wrong choice?

3.What were the consequences? (for you or others)

Tuesday 19th May 

Week 4 - Day 5 (Friday's lesson)

 

English - Write a Character Description

There are some examples of character descriptions below (have a read of them first before writing your own).

Maths - Revise Angles

Extended activity - comparing angles - using the signs <,> or =

Art - Texture - Frottage

PE - PE with Joe on youtube.

Collective Worship - You'll Never Walk Alone

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the them of 'You'll Never Walk Alone.' This may take 10-15 minutes and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer and a suggested activity for afterwards.

Top tip: Give each person a chance to pause and speak without interruption. God Bless and stay safe. 

Monday 18th May 

Week 4 - Day 4 (Thursday's lesson)

 

Maths - Angles - To recognise obtuse and acute angles

There is an extra activity below for consolidation and a challenge for Mrs Birch and Mrs Duncan's groups.

English - Character description: Spag focus - Conjunctions

There is a conjunctions mat below to support you

Foundation - History - Henry II and Thomas Becket - In the final lesson there are comprehension activities for you to complete.

PE - PE with Joe on youtube.

Come and See - new topic - Choices

Explore - choices have consequences 

Share this story:

It was holiday time, and lots of children were playing in the park.  Tom and Andrew had met some of their friends and were looking forward to a good game of football.  Just then, along came Paul. “Just look,” said Tom, “he’s got his sister with him!” And there she was.  Jane was dressed in her shorts and was wearing new trainers.  “What have you brought her for?” asked Andrew.  “I had to choose,” said Paul.  “Mum said I could come if I brought Jane, but if not, I would have to play with her at home.”

 

 “It’s all right,” said Jane, “I can play football. I’ve been practising at home, and I’ve got my new trainers.”  Tom liked Jane.  He’d seen her kicking a football in the school playground and knew she wouldn’t spoil the game, but he felt a bit afraid of saying so.  He thought Andrew wouldn’t be friends with him if he did.

 

“Hurry up,” shouted the rest of the gang.  “Aren’t you going to play today?”  It was now or never.  “Come on Jane,” said Tom, “we’d better put our football boots on and show them.” Then he turned to Andrew, “Give her a chance,” he said.  The game started before Andrew had a chance to answer.  And they all enjoyed it.  Tom, Paul and Andrew, and of course, Jane.  None of them regretted that Paul had brought his sister with him.

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

 

  1. What do the words choice and consequence mean?
  2. What choices can you find in the story?
  3. What two choices did Mum give Paul?
  4. What do you think Paul said to his Mum?
  5. How do you think Jane felt when she heard what Tom said, and what Andrew said?
  6. How do you think Paul felt?
  7. What were the consequences of Paul’s choice?
  8. What choices have you had to make recently?  How did you choose and what were the consequences? (Perhaps give some examples of class choices.)

Complete a spider diagram around the question of 'What helps me to choose well?'

 

Friday 15th May 

Week 4 - Day 3 (Wednesday's lesson)

 

Maths - Angles - To recognise right angles.

Extra activities to help are below.

English - Character description: Identify features of text.

Extra activity - Using the adjective mat for physical appearance can you write some sentences to describe what your favourite character is from a book/film/cartoon.

Science - Life cycle of a plant.

PE - PE with Joe on youtube.

Thursday 14th May 

Week 4 - Day 2 (Tuesday's lesson)

 

Maths - Angles - To identify angles in 2D shapes.

There is an extra sheet attached at the bottom if you want extra practise. Also for Mrs Fagan and Mrs O'Brien's groups there is a shape sheet to recap the names of shapes and look for angles.

English - Character description: Reading Comprehension - Language

Spanish - saying the date

Here is a months of the year song to refresh your memory. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK9jD3gWhxU&t=9s

Wednesday 13th May 

Week 4 - Day 1 (Monday's lesson)

 

History - Henry VII & Thomas Beckett.

Maths - Angles - To identify and recognise angles.

Go on a walk with your family and see what kind of angles you can see on your walk - take you angle tool you created in the lesson.

English - Character description: Reading Comprehension - Fact Retrieval.

PE - PE with Joe.

Collective Worship - The Way Forward.

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'The Way Forward'. This may take 10-15 minutes and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer and a suggested activity afterwards. 

Top Tip: Give each person a chance to pause and speak without interruption. God Bless and stay safe.

 

Tuesday 12th May 

We are on to Week 3 Friday's lesson

Maths -Fractions: Revising Fractions 

This is a recap of the work covered so far before moving on to a new topic tomorrow. 

I have attached a knowledge organiser for 2 different abilities to test your fractions knowledge

English - Write your own sound poem

There is a pack below with examples of different onomatopoeia that you might find helpful

Foundation  - Singing

PE - PE with Joe

Come and See 

This week is our last week of the Energy topic. 

Remember:

Ask the children if there is anything they wonder and ask questions about:

  • The energy of wind and of fire.

Look back at previous lessons and have a discussion with your child.

 

Monday 11th May 

We are moving onto Thursday's lesson but please complete Wednesday's Maths lessons first: Adding fractions with the same denominator (there are some extra resources to help you below. Then move onto Thursday's Maths lesson: Subtracting fractions with same denominator.

 

Week 3 - Day 4 (Thursday's lesson)

 

Maths (Wednesday lesson) -Fractions: Adding fractions with same denominator.

Maths (Thursday lesson) - Fractions: Subtracting fractions with same denominator.

English - Poetry: SPaG focus - Expanded Noun Phrases

History - Henry VII and Thomas Beckett

PE - PE with Joe

Adding fractions with the same denominator activities:
Subtracting fractions with the same denominator activities:
Friday 8th May - VE Day

Thursday 7th May 

Week 3 - Day 2 (Tuesday's lesson)

English - Poetry: Reading Comprehension - Inference

These are the most difficult type of questions to answer so I have attached a powerpoint below for extra support.

Maths - Fractions: Finding Equivalent Fractions - Looking at thirds and sixths

There is an extra worksheet below for more practice. Don't forget you can also use your fraction wall for support

Spanish - Saying your birthday

Here is a link to a song that will help you learn the months of the year in Spanish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK9jD3gWhxU&t=4s

 

Come and See 

 

The gifts of the Holy Spirit enable people to live as Christians.  There are seven particular gifts, which are linked together and help people to lead good lives and make use of the gifts they have.  These gifts should be used to help others.

 

Wisdomthat is the gift to be sensible and not to jump to conclusions but be thoughtful.

Understandingenables people to be compassionate and to take time to find out and be able to appreciate what is happening.

Counselmeans using wisdom and understanding to come to a good decision about something.

Fortitude  – there are times when everyone needs to be brave in standing up for what they believe to be right and holy.

Knowledgewithout knowledge you cannot make right judgements or have an understanding. It takes practice to have true knowledge.

Piety  – this is about reverence and respect for God, for one another and for oneself.

Fear of the Lord - this gift enables people to recognise the awe and wonder of God and be amazed by the love and goodness of God.

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

 

  1. Which of the gifts of the Holy Spirit do you think is the most important to you? Why?
  2. How do the gifts of the Holy Spirit help people to live Christian lives in serving others?
  3. Where might you experience the gifts of the Holy Spirit in action - at home, school and in the local community e.g. wisdom helps us to be thoughtful and think of the needs of others first.

 

 

  • Ask the children to create a mind-map for one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and explore where these are be lived out by believers at home, in school or parish.  Can you think of other ways these might be lived out? Give reasons why believers act in these ways. 

     

Wednesday 6th May 

Week 3 - Day 1 (Monday's lesson)

History -The Norman Conquest.

Maths - Fractions: Finding Equivalent Fractions.

English - Poetry: Reading Comprehension - Word Meaning (Vocabulary).

Remember these are the V questions from our vipers and we can use GRIPS to help us answer these types of questions. 

Remember:

G - Guess

R- Read around the word/text

I - Interpret

P - Predict

S - Summarise

Collective Worship - The World is One Big Family.

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'The World is One Big Family.' This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer, and a suggested activity for afterwards. Top Tip: give each person a chance to pause and speak without interruption. God Bless and stay safe.

Tuesday 5th May

Week 2 - Day 5 (Fridays lesson)

Maths -To compare and order unit fractions 

There is a fraction wall below for your reference. 

Mrs O'Brien and Mrs Fagan's groups - there is a fraction wall just going up to quarters for you to look at. Can you answer the following questions?

1. Can you show me 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1 whole?]

2. Which is the largest fraction?

3.Which is the smallest fraction? 

4. How many quarters are the same as 1/2?

Music - Beatboxing- This sounds like a fun lesson, please tweet me some of your attempts!

English - Write a setting description for a workshop

Use the checklist below again before you complete your work.

Come and See - Pentecost

Read the text from the Corinthians and answer the following questions:

  • What does Paul tell us God gives to everyone?
  • What different gifts/energies does Paul tell us God gives to different people?
  • What are these to be used for?
  • What gift/energy, do you think God has given to you?
  • What gift/energy, would you like to have? Why?
  • How can Christians be open to the Spirit and use their gifts for the good of others? Why would they do this?

Look at the Holy Spirit prayer and write your own version or draw a picture to represent what it means to you. 

Monday 4th May:

Week 2 - day 4 (Thursday's lesson)

History - Battle of Hastings

There is a PowerPoint of the story below to support your learning.

English - Setting description: SPaG Lesson - Fronted Adverbial Phrases

Use the Fronted Adverbial word bank (attached below) to use during your lesson. 

Extended activity - Choose either option 1 or option 2 to consolidate your knowledge of fronted adverbial phrases.

Maths - Comparing fractions with same denominator

Come and See - Retell the Pentecost Story to someone in your family (resources attached to help)

You can record and video it as a news reporter and tweet to our class or retell it through drama or interpretative dance to your family or write a recount as one of the disciples about what happened and how you felt.

PE - Joe Wicks

 

Friday 1st May:

Week 2 - day 3 (Wednesday's lesson)

 

English - Setting description: Identifying the features of a text. 

Looking through setting descriptions and noting the key features. There is a checklist that you may find useful underneath.

Maths - Finding non-unit fractions of quantities.

Consolidation for this learning. Again there are extra activities underneath. 

For Miss Gannon's group - a practical activity - Get 20 sweets, coins, buttons or small toys. 

Can you find 3/4? Can you find 2/5, 3/5, 4/5?

Mrs Fagan and Mrs O'Brien's groups - if you can't print out the sheet then you can use sweets or small objects to help you count. 

Science - The parts and Function of a plant

There is a word mat underneath to support you with this activity. 

Come and See - To ask questions about what happened to the apostles at Pentecost

Imagine a TV company is going to broadcast 'Question Time' with the apostles.What questions would you ask the apostles about their beliefs and actions regarding how the energy and power they experienced at Pentecost enabled them to serve others. Either record these questions in your books or tweet a video of you asking them!

Thursday 30th April:

Week 2 - day 2 (Tuesday's lesson)

 

English - Setting description: Reading comprehension - word meaning (vocabulary).

Remember these are the V questions from our vipers and we can use GRIPS to help us answer these types of questions. 

Remember:

G - Guess

R- Read around the word/text

I - Interpret

P - Predict

S - Summarise

Spanish - Introducing yourself

Greeting others and saying your name and how old you are.

 

Maths - Finding non-unit fractions of quantities.

Extra Maths activities to support online learning for this lesson are below.

Remember to keep going over you Fraction Knowledge Organiser.

 

PE - Joe Wicks or here is Just Dance - to the song Kung Fu Fighting: try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUfoYCpJja0&list=PLJX_NbXD9IBc_BQp-6WglFiCdhKxAwvzT&index=6 vv

Wednesday 29th April:

Week 2 - day 1 (Mondays lesson)

Maths -Identifying and describing non-unit fractions 

Recapping unit fractions from last week then moving on to non-unit fractions

Extra activities are available below.

Remember to keep going over Fractions Knowledge Organiser to learn key facts and terminology.

English - Setting description: Reading comprehension - Fact retrieval

Remember these are the R questions from our vipers and usually the easiest as the answer is right there in the text.

Foundation - The Battle of Hastings - lesson 1

Following on from last week's lesson about the contenders for the throne, now the battle begins! 

Here is a link to a cartoon for extra information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhqrpTpoGHk

PE - Joe Wicks or here is a HipHop dance tutorial you might want to try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWTyO8npkOQ

Collective Worship

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'Thank you for people who are helping us.'. This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer, and a suggested activity for afterwards.  Top Tip: create a calm and quiet space for this reflection. God Bless and stay safe.

 

 

Tuesday 28th April:

Week 1 - Day 5 (Remember today we are on Friday's lesson)

Maths - To describe unit and non-unit fractions (Practical lesson).

You will need to use: https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/rods

(link is below)

An extended activity following on from yesterday's online learning - record in your books.

Remember to keep going over Fractions Knowledge Organiser to learn key facts and terminology.

Music - Pulse

English - Instructions: Write a set of instructions (don't forget to use some interesting adverbs and imperative verbs you have learnt over these series of lessons e.g. initially, primarily etc)

Come and See - Reveal - Holy Spirit.

Read through the document below.

Discuss

  • Talk together about which of the gifts of the Holy Spirit do you think is the most important to you? Why?
  • How do the gifts of the Holy Spirit help us to help others?
  • Where have you seen people using the gifts of the Holy Spirit?  - at home, school and in the local community? There will be so many examples of these gifts as we are seeing lots of people helping those who are poorly, lonely, need shopping etc.

Choose 1 of the activities below to complete:

  • Make a poster, collage, drawing or painting of the amazing ways the gifts of the Holy Spirit are being used around in our country and around the world.
  • Decorate pebbles from your garden or cut out paper gift boxes to write the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • Write a letter or email to say thank you to someone who is using their gifts of the Holy Spirit to help others.

Monday 27th April:

Week 1 - Day 4 (Remember today we are on Thursday's lesson)

Maths - Finding fractions of an amount

Extra activities for all maths groups can be found below.

English - Instructions: identifying and changing adverbs

There is an adverb word bank below to support you. 

History - The Norman conquest lesson 2

Looking at the different conteders for the throne. There is additional information on these characters below.

Come and See -  Read the Ascension story and answer the key questions below

  • How long after Jesus' Resurrection was the Ascension?
  • How do you think the apostles felt and wondered when Jesus disappeared from sight?

Retell the story of the Ascension in your own words, using words and pictures.

Friday 24th April:

Week 1 - Day 3 (Remember today we are on Wednesday's lesson)

 

Science - Plants - What condition could we change to investigate the growth of a plant?

Use Plant Knowledge Organiser to learn key facts, information and terminology.

Look at the poster of the different parts of a flower and what their functions are.

Extra activity to support online lesson - complete what a plant needs to grow activity below.

Maths - Recognise, identify and describe unit fractions

Use Knowledge Organiser to learn key facts and terminology.

Extra activity to support online lesson - Record and write the fractions in your book.

English - Instructions: Identifying and understanding the features of a text.

As an additional activity to the online lesson, use the imperative word bank mat below and choose 5-10 imperative words and use a thesaurus to find different synonyms (alternative words with similar meaning). Choose your best 3-5 and record some instruction commands using your new imperative words. 

 

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

What a Plant Needs to Stay Alive | Springtime Song | Science Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

What a Plant Needs to Stay Alive. Water, nutrients, sunlight and air are what plants need to grow. This life science song teaches us what a plant needs to st...

Thursday 23rd April

 

English - Instructions Reading comprehension focusing on the meaning of words. 

Maths - To recognise parts that are equal and parts that are unequal. Using shapes and objects.

Foundation Subjects (Spanish) - The Spanish alphabet and numbers to ten. 

 

Click the link below to access the video lessons and activities (Remember it is Tuesday's lessons we are accessing today).

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/#schedule

 

Here are some extra songs for the Spanish alphabet and numbers to 10. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MJbHmgaeDM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FEyfy5N3Nc

 

Don't forget to keep active and remember to do PE with Joe Wicks or any of the youtube videos we have looked at!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

 

There are also recipe ideas on the cookery page!

Have fun!

 

Happy St George's Day - 23rd April 2020

 

Here is a story about St George's day, some key facts and some craft activities you can do at home for St George's Day - Tweet some pictures I would love to see what you made!

Story of Saint George | English | Story of Saints

Watch the amazing story of Saint George Today, Saint George according to legend, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and officer in the Guard of Roman empero...

Saint George's Day Animated History

This is my animated narration on the history of Saint George's Day which is celebrated on 23rd of April every year. How will you celebrate Saint George's Day...

Wednesday 22nd April:

 

English - Instructions Reading Comprehension - Focus is on fact retrieval.

Maths - Describe the part whole relationship. Focus is on whole and part models in the real world.

Foundation Subjects (History) - Norman Invasion - Focus is on comprehension questions on key facts about The Norman Conquest. (Video link below to support this and fact files on the claimants to the throne).

Come and See - New Topic is Energy. Following on from Monday's lesson can you discuss and record what fire or wind can do. 

Use the following headings:

The sounds you hear                            The smells you smell

The sights you see                                The feelings you have

The difference it makes                       The movement it makes

 

Click the link below to access the video lessons and activities (Remember it is Monday's lessons we are accessing today).

 

Collective Worship

 

This week's collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'Light in the Darkness'. This may take 10-15 minutes and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if would prefer. 

Top tip: Create a calm and quiet space for this activity.

God Bless and stay safe.

 

Hello Heroes, 

 

I will be posting and uploading lesson ideas and activities for you to complete at home everyday Monday-Friday (some activities will be linked to those that were given out in your packs). 

 

Enjoy!

Week 3 - Lessons and activities:

 

Easter Projects/Crafts:

If you are looking for something fun to do over Easter here is a list of some fun ideas for you:

Week 2 - Lessons and activities:
Week 1 - Lessons and activities:

Thursday 26th March

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Home Learning links for parents:

Here are some websites to keep you busy!smiley

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/science_7_8.shtml

To help you with our Science topics!

www.readingeggs.co.uk

A great reading resource - your child has their own login details.

ukmathletics.com

A great support for maths - again your child has their own login details.

English:
Maths:
Science:
History:
Geography:
Geography:
PSHE:
French:
P.E.
Music:
DT:

Autumn Term Topics:

English - The Three Billy Goat's Gruff and songwriting

Maths - Place Value/Addition/Subtraction

Science - Rocks/Light

Topic - The Stone Age

 

 

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