Year 3

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Week beginning 13th July Part 2

Reading Activities

We have allocated the story  ‘Ghoul School’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You can read all or some of it, and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too.

This week we would like you to complete the Learning from Other Writers activity on pages 19 and 20 of the Mission Possible unit

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Mission.pdf

These two reading comprehension passages focus on character and what you can infer about the character from their behaviour.

Adventure Story Activity Twelve

Now we are going to plan and write our own adventure story based on Mission Possible. In the unit of work here:

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Mission.pdf

there are some more grammar and creative activities that you might want to complete, but we are focusing on the story writing. So skip forward to pages 29, 30 and 31 to plan your own story. If you are a bit stuck for ideas, there are some suggestions for changes you might make on page 32 that you might want to use.

Adventure Story Activity Thirteen

Now we want you to write your own adventure story, using the plan you made in the last session to help you. Try and make it as exciting as possible. When you have finished it, please send a photo of your work, or even better, make a video of you reading it, and send it to your Class Dojo portfolio.

 

Maths

Activity three

The next two activities focus on Column subtraction. To access the Powerpoint for this activity please follow this link  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go and enter the PIN YG6739

Rev Your Engines Calculation Cards

Activity four  – more column subtraction this time crossing 10

To access the Powerpoint for this activity please follow this link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go and enter the PIN RK8907

-2-digit-column-subtraction-activity-sheets-

Activity five – end of year challenge

end of year challenge

Geography /Homes project

Activity 1 – Have a go at making your houses out of your chosen materials and testing them using some of the ideas shown in the video.  If you need a reminder watch the following clip:

https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/roofs_for_different_climates

Or alternatively  have a go at

Activity 2  – Have a discussion with your families about what you think homes will look like in the future. You may want to design your own futuristic home. What do you think houses might have that we have not got now?

PSHEE

Using the Lesson Presentation, explain the meaning of the terms ‘diverse’ and ‘society’. Have a discussion to the question, ‘in what ways can a society be diverse?’

To access the PowerPoint please follow this link

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go  PIN MJ1257

Britain is a diverse society due to the range of ethnic, religious, and cultural identities within it.

Have a go at one of the following activities.

Showing Respect Poster

Celebrating Diversity Activity Sheet

A big well done to everyone for working so hard at home. Have a lovely Summer holiday and we look forward to seeing  you all in September.

Love from Miss Tsai & Mrs McLain x x

Week beginning 13th July Part 1

Hello Year 3!

It’s the last week in Year 3. It has been such a strange year, but we have many happy memories of being your teachers this year, and hope you do too. We are very proud of the way you have coped during lockdown and are really looking forward to seeing everyone back in school when it is safe for us all to be together again.

 

Remember you can now send us work via your Class Dojo account

Just when you had got into a rhythm Twinkl have changed the way to access resources at home.

Now you need to go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

Click on Pupil Sign In (top right corner)

and enter the PIN for that particular activity.

If you have any problems please email assessment@smhsch.co.uk and we will try and solve them for you!

 

English

Our final week of work on adventure stories. Ready for more excitement?

Adventure Story Activity Eleven (One to Ten in previous weeks)

We are going to continue with the ‘Mission Possible’ unit. You can find the whole unit of work here:

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Mission.pdf

We have made the donation to Great Ormond Street hospital as requested, and we’re excited to share this work with you.

You can listen to the story that inspires this work on soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mission/s-qMLb31YjpM7

 

This session focuses on developing character. Please complete a character profile for your favourite character from the Mission Possible story, using the templates on pages 13 to 16 of the unit. There is an example profile about the character Willy Wonka from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ on page 12.

Next we want you to think about names for the characters in your own story. Use the activities on pages 18 and 19 to create some fitting names for the goodies and baddies in your story.

 

Spellings Activity

No spelling activity because there are three Adventure Story Activities this week.

 

Maths

This week we are looking at Subtraction.

A group of three superheroes went out for a meal, and this is what they had.

Each superhero paid for their meal with a £10 note, but unfortunately their superpowers don’t include working out their change. So, we are going to help them.

The first meal, which cost £6·75. It is easy to work out the change if we use Frog to help us count up to ten pounds.  We can count to the next 10p and then to the pound and on to ten pounds.

So this superhero receives £3·25 change when he buys his meal with £10.

How can we check our answer?  since addition and subtraction undo each other (are inverse operations), we can check subtraction using addition. So £6·75 and £3·25. The answer is ten pounds, so our subtraction is correct!

 

Activity one

Have a go at working out the following cost of change. Remember to use addition to check your answers.

Use the following empty number line sheet or alternatively draw them on a piece of paper

empty number lines

Activity two

Have a look at the restaurant menu. Can you work out the change a customer would get if they paid with a £20 note for each item.

Activity three

Have a go at the following problem-solving investigation

Problem Solving Investigation

Science

In this final week we are going to look at interpreting data.

We have assigned ‘Sweetie Grab’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary accounts. This time the body dimensions experiment investigated if the people with the biggest hands could grab the most sweets. You might even want to have a go at this with your family!

The data from this investigation has been turned into a scattergraph and there are some questions to answer about the graph in ‘Sweetie Grab’ in the ‘Interpret It’ section. Have a go at the questions first, before you check the answers, below:

ANSWERS

The five mistakes on the graph are:

  • The y (vertical) axis has been labelled as showing the length of the hand, but actually it shows the number of sweets grabbed.
  • The x (horizontal) axis is correctly labelled as showing the length of the hand, but they have forgotten to write how they have measure the hand. They need to add the units they have measure in, cm in this case.
  • The y (vertical) axis number 16 is in the wrong place, there is a bigger gap between 15 and 16 than between the other numbers.
  • The data point that should have been plotted at (9,10) (nine across, and ten up) has been incorrectly plotted at (9,16)
  • The data point that should be at (11,14) has been missed off completely.

 

 

1 The 13 ½ cm long hand grabbed the most sweets.

2 The 8 ½ cm long hand grabbed the fewest sweets.

   3 The most sweets grabbed was 16, and the fewest 9, so the difference between these numbers is (16 – 9) 7.

 4  The 9cm long hand, shown on the graph as grabbing 16 sweets does not fit the pattern, but that is because it has been plotted wrongly. It should be at (9,10).

5 Generally, the longer the hand, the more sweets it can grab. The shorter the hand, the fewer sweets it can grab.

 

Design and Technology

More food technology this week.

We want you to plan a fruit salad, but your challenge is that you can only use fruits that are seasonal (being harvested at the moment) from the United Kingdom. Use the calendar here:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/seasonal-calendar/20036

to work out which fruits are currently at their best. Which ones are grown in the UK?

Using fruit and vegetables when they are in season, and not importing fruit from other countries out of season, reduces the number of air miles and the amount of greenhouse gases linked to our diets. Foods tend to taste better when they are seasonal too.

So what can you include in your fruit salad? Draw or write a shopping list.

If we allowed you to use two fruits that aren’t grown in this country, which ones would you add? If you weren’t allowed to use fresh fruit, how could you add these fruits to your fruit salad?

 

Computing

In our computing science session we’re learning how computers interact with the world through input and output devices.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zxjsfg8

Have a look round your home. What devices are controlled by computers or microchips? Do you use any smart devices? What can you control with them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 6th July part 2

Ready for some more ‘No Place like Home’ activities? Here we go. Remember you can now send us work via your Class Dojo account.

Just when you had got into a rhythm Twinkl have changed the way to access resources at home.

Now you need to go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

Click on Pupil Sign In (top right corner)

and enter the PIN for that particular activity.

If you have any problems please email assessment@smhsch.co.uk and we will try and solve them for you!

 Adventure Story Activity Ten

Refresh your memory of the story by ordering events to create a Story Mountain, the activity on page 10 of the ‘Mission Possible’ Unit here:

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Mission.pdf

We know how good you are at learning and using new vocabulary, so have a go at completing the ‘Wonderful Words’ activity on page 11 of the unit. Start with the words that you know the meaning of, and eliminate them and their meanings first. Can you use any of these new words when you are talking to your family this week?

 Reading Activities

We have allocated the story ‘The pirates in an adventure with scientists: A Daring Rescue’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You can read all or some of it and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too.

This week we would like you to complete the True or False Quiz, the Detective Questions and the Your Turn to be Quiz Master, on pages 8 and 9 of the Mission Possible unit.

Y4-Mission

Maths   

                             

Activity four

 Have a look through the ‘Digital Time fifteen-minute intervals’ Powerpoint

You can access the PowerPoint here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go  PIN CG4085

Have a go at completing the following sheets. There are 3 different levels – which one will you choose!

Activity Sheet – Fifteen-Minute Digital Times – Middle Ability Activity Sheet – Fifteen-Minute Digital Times – Lower Ability Activity Sheet – Fifteen-Minute Digital Times – Higher Ability

Activity five

 Have a look through the ‘Digital Time five-minute intervals’ Powerpoint

You can access the PowerPoint here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go  PIN RK9563

Have a go at completing the following sheets. There are 3 different levels – which one will you choose!

Activity Sheet – Five-Minute Digital Times – Middle Ability Activity Sheet – Five-Minute Digital Times – Lower Ability Activity Sheet – Five-Minute Digital Times – Higher Ability

Activity six

 Have a look through the ’24-hour clock’ Powerpoint

You can access the PowerPoint here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go  PIN UT8367

Have a go at completing the following sheets. There are 3 different levels – which one will you choose!

Activity Sheet – Converting 12-Hour and 24-Hour Times – Middle Ability Activity Sheet – Converting 12-Hour and 24-Hour Times – Lower Ability Activity Sheet – Converting 12-Hour and 24-Hour Times – Higher Ability

PSHEE

Using the Lesson Presentation, it will help you to understand the term liberty and learn about the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, detailing how these influence British life.

This presentation can be accessed here

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go  PIN PO9206

You might like to do a little bit of drama after reading the following PowerPoint.

Human Rights Drama Cards

As a family or with your siblings use the Human Rights Drama Cards.  Read the human right on their card and the linked drama instructions. Have a go as a family or group acting out each human right.  These human rights are there to protect everyone and that this is something to be celebrated.

Alternatively, you could complete the Protecting Everyone in Britain Activity Sheet, creating illustrations of British life to accompany the given human right.

Protecting Everyone in Britain Activity Sheet

Computing

In our computing science session, we are going to find out more about variables here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zw3dwmn

We have learnt about variables in science, now we are going to find out more about them in a computing sense.

Previous Activities

Week beginning 6th July 2020

English

We are carrying on with our work on adventure stories.

Adventure Story Activity Nine (One to Six in previous weeks)

For the final two weeks of term we are going to be inspired by another adventure story, called ‘Mission Possible’. You can find the whole unit of work here:

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Mission.pdf

We have made the donation to Great Ormond Street hospital as requested, and we’re excited to share this work with you.

First we would like you to read through the story, on pages 4 to 6 of the unit, or listen to it on soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mission/s-qMLb31YjpM7

Then complete the ‘Let’s chat about the story’ activity on page 7 of the unit to become really familiar with it. Can you summarise the story in twenty words or fewer? What did you like about the story? Does it remind you of any other stories or books? Is there anything that you don’t understand, or any questions that you want to ask about the story. You might want to write your thoughts down, or you might prefer to make a video chat about the story. Either way, you can send your thoughts to us via your Class Dojo profile.

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on more words ending with the letters ture, for example lecture.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go   PIN JD2061

Maths

This week we are looking at Telling the time

 Activity one

Have a look through the ‘Telling the Time to the nearest 5 minutes’ Powerpoint

You can access the Powerpoint here at  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go   PIN  RK3704

Have a go at completing the following sheets. There are 3 different levels – which one will you choose!

Activity Sheet – Telling the Time in Five-Minute Intervals – Middle Ability

Activity Sheet – Telling the Time in Five-Minute Intervals – Lower Ability

Activity Sheet – Telling the Time in Five-Minute Intervals – Higher Ability

 Activity two

Have a look though the ‘Telling the Time to minutes past the hour’ Powerpoint

You can access the PowerPoint here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go    PIN ZS7685

Have a go at completing the following sheets. There are 3 different levels – which one will you choose!

Activity Sheets – Minutes Past the Hour – Lower Ability

Activity Sheets – Minutes Past the Hour – Higher Ability

Activity Sheets – Minutes Past the Hour – Middle Ability

 

Activity three

Have a look though the ‘Telling the Time to minutes to the hour’ Powerpoint

You can access the PowerPoint here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go  PIN QA0134

Have a go at completing the following sheets. There are 3 different levels – which one will you choose!

Activity Sheet – Minutes to the Hour – Middle Ability

Activity Sheet – Minutes to the Hour – Lower Ability

Activity Sheet – Minutes to the Hour – Higher Ability

 

Science

This week we are going to look for patterns in body dimensions. Human bodies have the same parts, but everyone is a bit different. Compare your hand and foot sizes with those of the rest of your family. You might want to make hand or footprints or draw round your hands and feet and those of other family members.

This week we are going to investigate whether the tallest people can jump the highest.

Watch the video of Isabella showing you how to do a standing jump.

IMG_3984

 

Remember you need to mark where your hand comes to when you are standing against the wall, and then where your hand comes up to when you jump. The difference between these two jumps is the standing jump measurement.

Now ask other people in your family to have a go at doing a standing jump. Measure their jumps too.

Finally you need to measure each person’s height. Record your findings in a table like this:

Did the tallest people jump the highest?

Can you think of other body dimension investigations you could try? Can you plan and carry out your own experiment?

 Geography/Homes Project

Your task over the next couple of weeks is to design and make 3 different types of roof houses for 3 different climates – polar, tropical, and desert.

https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/roofs_for_different_climates

Watch this video clip to get some ideas of the materials you could use.

Then have a go at designing your houses using this worksheet – what materials will you use and why?

Construct and test roofs for different climates

Design and Technology

For the final two weeks of term, we are going to put what we learnt about healthy diets into practice. Do you remember the eatwell plate, and the different proportions of different food types to try and eat?

We want you to have a go at planning a healthy salad lunch.

You might like to plan your salad using the blank eatwell plate here:

eatwell-plate-2016-blank

  • What carbohydrate source of energy will you base your salad on? You might choose rice, pasta or root vegetables like potatoes, or pulses like lentils, beans or chickpeas.
  • What vegetables will you add? Try and use a rainbow of different colours. Will the vegetables need to be cooked, or are they better raw? Think about the size of the pieces, try and make them bite size.
  • What will be your source of protein? Will you use an animal protein, for example cooked chicken, tuna or sliced ham? If you are a vegetarian, you might want to use cheese. If you don’t want to include any animal based ingredients you might want to use pulses for your protein source.
  • Will your salad have a dressing? This might include oils or fats, so be careful not to use too much.

Once you have planned your salad, you might like to have a go at making it. If you are basing your salad on rice, pasta or cooked vegetables, you will need adult help cooking them. Be careful using sharp knives to chop food, keep your hand away from the blade and hold food safely in a claw grip.

There is a useful safety video here:

Please send photos, videos and recipes via your Class Dojo profile. Miss Tsai will be including them in her healthy living part of the school website.

Previous Activities

Week beginning 29th June Part 2

Remember you can now send us work via your Class Dojo account.

Just when you had got into a rhythm Twinkl have changed the way to access resources at home.

Now you need to go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

Click on Pupil Sign In (top right corner)

and enter the PIN for that particular activity.

If you have any problems please email assessment@smhsch.co.uk and we will try and solve them for you!

 English

Adventure Story Activity Eight

Now you need to write the second half of the story. Start with a flashback paragraph and explain how the characters met. Who is the prisoner? Then move on to the big escape in your next paragraph.  How will the characters get away? Can you make it exciting, by introducing a feat of physical daring? Or will your heroes have to think hard and trick the kidnappers? In your final paragraph you can choose whatever celebration you want. You could describe your favourite meal, or some other reward that you would like.

Read through the second half of your story and check it just like you did with the first half. Then read it to someone in your house. What part did they like best?

 Reading Activities

We have allocated the story ‘The Cloud Rider’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You can read all or some of it and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too.

Please complete the non-fiction reading comprehension ‘India’ from Term 3 here

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go   PIN VZ6158

Maths

Activity two

Today we will be adding using the column written method, but we still need to be able to add in our heads as we add the numbers in columns.

 426 + 155.

 

 

 

To add the numbers : Start with the 1s: 6 + 5 = 11, which is 10 (writing the 10 above the line, in the 10s column, under the 50) and 1 (writing the number below the line, in the 1s column, under the 5). Next add the 10s: 20 + 50 + 10 (writing 80 below the line under the 10). Finally add the 100s: 400 + 100 (writing 500 below the line). The answer is 581.

 

 

 

Have a go at working out the following using the column written method as explained above.

Activity three

Mental or Written method

Challenge: Think of three 3-digit numbers that add up to 1000.

 Homes project

Can you redesign a room in your house? You might want to have a go at reinventing a room using an APP. There are some APPS available on google play or Apple to download. Please ensure that you check out the APP to see if it’s suitable.

Alternatively, you can make a model of your new room or create a drawing.

 

 

 

 

PSHEE – Britain – Rules, Laws & Responsibilities

Share the Big Questions using the Lesson Presentation.

PSHE and Citizenship – Y3 – Britain – Rules Laws and Responsibilities – Lesson 3

Using the challenge in the Lesson Presentation can you think of as many school rules as you can? ‘why are our school rules important?’ and ‘why do we have our school rules?’

Using the Lesson Presentation, discuss the rules of Britain in terms of the law and explain what laws are, how they are made and who enforces them.

Have a go at the following activities:

Laws in Britain Matching Activity How the Law Helps Us Activity Sheet

Computing

In our computing science session we are going to look at different steps and stages in programs. We are finding out more about algorithms and sequences here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/z23q7ty

Previous Activities Week beginning 29th June 2020

Hello Year 3!

Ready for some more ‘No Place like Home’ activities? Here we go. Remember you can now send us work via your Class Dojo account

Just when you had got into a rhythm Twinkl have changed the way to access resources at home.

Now you need to go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

Click on Pupil Sign In (top right corner) and enter the PIN for that particular activity.

If you have any problems please email assessment@smhsch.co.uk and we will try and solve them for you!

English

We are carrying on with our work on adventure stories.

Adventure Story Activity Seven (One to Six in previous weeks)

Do you have your plan that you made last week? You will need it this week to write your own adventure story. If you haven’t made it yet, this might be useful:

If we were doing this in class, and when we write our own story in our bubble, we will take two sessions to complete it. So your first English task this week is to use your completed plan to help you write your story, up to the point where the flashback starts. Try and use the structure from kidnapped, three paragraphs, one that introduces the main characters and explain where they are hiding. In the next paragraph build the tension, have someone searching for the children. How do they feel? What will they do? In the third paragraph, the searcher gives up, the tension is partially relieved and a link is made to the flashback paragraphs.

When you finished writing these three paragraphs, read through your work to check it makes sense. Have you included all the punctuation? Are there any words whose spelling you need to check? Can you add any adjectives or similes to make it more atmospheric? If you have the characters speaking to each other, make sure you’ve shown the direct speech with inverted commas.

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on words ending with the letters ture, for example picture

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go   PIN AQ2746

Maths

This week we are looking at Addition

Activity one

 

 

 

 

478 + 120

We will be mentally adding two 3-digit numbers. This means the 100s digit will change.

How can we add 120 to 478? We could:

 

  • Start with the larger number and add on the smaller number.
  • Count on in 100s, then 10s and then 1s.
  • Partition and add the 1s then the 10s and then the 100s.

We can add 120 easily to any number by adding on 100 then adding on 20; we do not need to write it down. it is often quicker to add in our heads and we only need to write out a column addition if we really can’t do it in our heads.

So 478 + 100 = 578 + 20 = 598

109 + 628

We can add 109 by adding 100 then adding 10 and subtracting 1, or any other way you find easy.

So 628 + 100 = 728 + 10 = 738 – 1 = 737

Work out the following additions using a mental strategy (no writing down)

Science

This week we are looking at the names and roles of different bones and muscles. We have allocated the sheet ‘Bones’ to everyone’s activelearn account. It shows the names of some common bones. You can also see x-rays of some bones inside the human body in ‘Common Bones in the Human Body’ also allocated on the activelearn accounts.

Without bones, our bodies would not be able to stand upright, they would just flop around like a jelly. Our skeleton gives our body structure. You might want to have a go at building models of a human body using marshmallows. How tall a body can you build? Then try again, this time using cocktail sticks to hold up the marshmallows. This time you should be able to construct a taller model body, because the cocktail sticks act like bones, holding up the squidgy marshmallows.

Some of our bones protect important organs, for example the bones of the skull protect the brain, a bit like a crash helmet.

Bones and muscles are also needed movement. Watch this video to find out more:

Try bending and straightening your arm, while feeling the bicep muscle on top of your upper arm shorten to pull the arm up to bend. If you have some long balloons at home, you can build a working model of the bones and muscles in your arm. There’s a guide here:

https://blog.sonlight.com/muscle-science-activity.html

Geography

Have a go at reading the following PowerPoint and comparing two different biomes.

Compare and Contrast t3-g-93-world-biomes-and-climate-zones-powerpoint_ver_1 (3)

 Design and Technology

How did you get on making your instrument?

This week you are going to play and evaluate it, against the design criteria.

  • Is your instrument made from recycled objects and materials you have found at home?
  • Is it portable? Can you easily carry it to different places?
  • How durable is it? When you keep on playing and moving it, does it break? Do you need to replace any parts?
  • Can you control the volume of the sound you make?
  • Can you change the pitch of the sound that you make?
  • If you were doing this activity again, how would you alter it? Would you like to use any materials or tools that you didn’t have available at home?

We would love to see photos or videos of your inventions. Maybe, when we are all back together, we could have a band!

 

Previous Activities

Week beginning 22nd June part 2

Just when you had got into a rhythm Twinkl have changed the way to access resources at home.

Now you need to go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

Click on Pupil Sign In (top right corner)

and enter the PIN for that particular activity.

If you have any problems please email assessment@smhsch.co.uk and we will try and solve them for you!

Adventure Story Activity six

Now we are going to use the structure of the Kidnapped story to write our own adventure story with a flashback structure: Hold on to your plan, you will need it next week to write your story.

Reading Activities

We have allocated the story ‘Pizza at the double’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You can read all or some of it and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too.

Please complete ‘Peter Rabbit’ comprehension following this link at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go   PIN CODE DF1249

 Maths

Activity three – Division Challenge

Activity Four – Problem Solving Investigation

We have allocated a division game (Bingo) on to your active learn accounts for further division practise.

 Homes project

We would like you to make a model of your home. This could be using any materials of your choice. You might like to design your model first using the following format.

DT-planning homes sheet

Remember to send pictures of your creations to assessment@smhsch.co.uk

PSHEE – Democracy

 

 

 

Read the information on the above Lesson Presentation. It can be found here at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

PIN CODE HB6170

Have a go at completing the ‘Putting it Into Action’ Activity Sheet and matching the statements.

Putting It into Action Activity Sheet Democracy Matching Game

Computing

In this week’s session, we are learning about decomposition, breaking a large task into smaller steps.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/z8ngr82

Previous Activities

week beginning 22nd June

English

We are carrying on with our work on adventure stories.

Adventure Story Activity Five (One to Four in previous weeks)

Read the short story ‘Kidnapped’ by Pie Corbett again. How many fronted adverbials can you spot?

We are going to continue to construct and write more complex sentences, using different language features.

Look at the sentence

The strange girl glanced at me and grinned.

It starts with an expanded noun phrase.

 

There can be more than one adjective in an expanded noun phrase with commas used to separate the list of adjectives:

Add a determiner, two adjectives and a noun together to make an expanded noun phrase, for example:

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on words ending in an ‘zher’ sound, made with the letters sure, for example treasure.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go   PIN OK5924

Maths

This week we are looking at Division using a number line

Activity One

Read through the following powerpoint, grab some pen and paper and have a go at  following the method shown to work out the divisions.

Maths Number Line Division

Have a go at working out the following divisions using a number line.

Year 3 Division Using a Number Line Worksheets

Activity two

This activity focusses on Division using chunking, with remainders:

Chunky Chimp loves bananas. Bananas come in groups of five, called a hand. He eats five bananas, or one hand, a day. We’re going to work out how many days sixty-two bananas will last.  We will need to find out how many 5s are in 62.

× 5 = 62.

The bananas have been grouped into bunches of five on the above number line, with hops of five marked and labelled. How many bunches of bananas are there?

There are – 12 hands or bunches of bananas and two left over.

Chunky Chimp is lazy. He doesn’t like to do lots of hops! Here is a quicker way for Chunky Chimp to work out his answers.

 

62 ÷ 5 = 12 r 2, (the little ‘r’ saves us writing the long word remainder, the amount that is left over).

So the bananas would last twelve days, and there would be two bananas left over.

If Chunky Chimp eats seventy-two bananas this week, how many hands of bananas is that?  divide 72 by 5.

Once you have drawn two jumps (10 × 5 and 4 × 5), is there enough bananas to make another group of five. No, so he ate fourteen hands of bananas and two more.

So 72 ÷ 5 = 14 r 2.

Have a go using the above method to work out the following divisions:

Division with remainders Beaded lines for chunking

Science

This week we are going to see how evidence and advice about a healthy diet has changed.

Do you remember what we learnt about a healthy plate?

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

Healthy people come in lots of different shapes and sizes. In the same way there are no ‘bad’ foods, but some should be saved as a special treat and eaten or drunk only occasionally.

We have assigned the fact sheet ‘Diets through history’ to everyone’s Activelearnprimary account. Have a read and find out some beliefs about what to eat in the past.

We also know that different aged people need different diets. You know that now you eat is very different to what you ate as a baby.

Take a look at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/understanding-food-groups/

 

What differences can you spot? For example, toddlers need lots energy, so they should have full fat milk. The milk we drink in school is semi-skimmed and has less fat in it.

We know that it is important to eat a healthy breakfast, to help you be able to think and learn through the morning at school.

There’s a video about that here:

And whatever you eat, your body needs to digest it, which has consequences

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If you enjoy finding out about food in the past, there are lots of Supersizer programmes on Youtube. You will need to watch the programmes before or with your child to make sure all content is suitable.

Geography – Climates and Biomes

Biomes are areas of our planet with similar climateslandscapesanimals and plants. What lives in each biome depends on:

  • how warm or cold it is
  • how dry or wet it is
  • how fertile the soil is

The animals in a biome depend upon plants for food. The plants in a biome often also depend upon the animals for spreading pollen and seeds so that new plants can grow. So both plants and animals rely on each other to stay alive.

 Watch the bbc bitesize clip ‘Biomes’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zvsp92p

t2-g-327-interactive-world-biomes-map-powerpoint_ver_2 (1)

Have a look at the interactive biomes map – can you complete the following activities:

t-g-362-biomes-labelling-map-activity-display-poster-_ver_2 t3-g-92-world-biomes-and-climate-zones-activity-sheet_ver_4

 Design and Technology

This week you need to make your instrument. Can you use any of your recycled objects just as they are, or do you need to cut or shape the materials? How will you join different materials together?

You might have to adapt your plans to fit the materials, tools and equipment that you have at your house.

 

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Week beginning 15th June  Part 2

Adventure Story Activity Four

Now we are going to use some fronted adverbials to write about the Kidnapped story.

Use each of these fronted adverbials to write about a detail or advent from the story:

  • When walking to the chippie, …
  • Hiding behind an old crate, …
  • Without making a sound, …
  • After arriving back home, …
  • On the front page of the newspaper, …
  • Feeling very relieved, …
Reading Activities

We have allocated the story ‘Learning the ropes’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You can read all or some of it and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too.

The reading comprehension pack at

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-3760-lks2-reading-comprehensions-bumper-resource-pack

contains several reading comprehension activities about caring for different pets. Please choose your favourite one and complete it.

Maths

Activity two – Multiplication using Grid Method

3 x 26

 

Can you remember how to work out multiplication using the grid method? Have a look at the grid above.

So 3 x 20 = 60    3 x 6 = 18   60 + 18 = 78

Have a look at the animal stickers with prices. The giraffe sticker is priced at 24p. How many ten pence and one penny coins in twenty-four pence?

How much would it cost to buy three of these stickers? Look at how it has been worked out using the grid method:

Have a go at the following multiplications using the method shown.

Can you solve the following problems?

  • A tube of sweets costs 26p. How much does it cost to buy 3 tubes of sweets?
  • At the school fair a cup of tea costs 17p. The Jones’ family buy 4 cups of tea. How much do they pay?
  • What are the missing digits 4 x ___ = 124?
PSHEE – Living in Britain

The United Kingdom: Using the Lesson Presentation, explore the map of the United Kingdom. It is made up of different countries and regions.  What differences might be found amongst people within the United Kingdom. Think about the language spoken, ethnicity, religions, customs, beliefs, dress and food.

PSHE and Citizenship – Y3 – Living in Britain – Lesson 1

Have a discussion of the following images, focussing on what each card tells you about life in Britain.

Living in Britain Picture Cards

Complete the Letter Writing Activity Sheet, writing a letter to a friend abroad describing what it is like to live in Britain. Refer to the word bank of key vocabulary for support.

Keywords: Multicultural, society, difference, diverse, richness, religious, ethnic, identity, culture, region, county, value, respect, belief, tradition.

Writing a Letter Activity Sheet

Homes project – We would like you to research your home. Some information you will know and other answers you will need to find out from your family. Here are some examples of research questions:

  • When was your home built?
  • What type of home do you live in?
  • How many rooms does your home have?
  • What materials is your home made from?

What other information could you find out?

Computing

Did you have a go at the Scratch coding activity last week? If you enjoyed it, maybe you will have a job as a computer programmer. Find out more about computer science, including careers here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zxgdwmn

Previous Activities

Week beginning 15th June 

Hello Year 3!

Here are some more activities for our last topic, so, are you ready for some more ‘No Place like Home’ activities? Here we go. Please continue to send work to assessment@smhsch.co.uk

English

We are carrying on with our work on adventure stories.

Adventure Story Activity Three (One and Two last week)

Read the short story ‘Kidnapped’ by Pie Corbett again. The pages are further down on last week’s pages. Are there any words or phrases that you don’t understand and need to talk about with someone at your house? Are there any words or phrases that you want to include in your own story?

The sentence

After a few moments, the light switched off

begins with a short phrase that tells you when the light switched off.

It is an adverbial phrase, it describes the switching off of the light.

It is an adverbial of time, because it describes when the switching off happened.

It is at the start of the sentence, so it is a fronted adverbial.

The fronted adverbial is separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.

Now look at the sentence

So there we were, balancing on the wall, as if we were walking the plank.

This time the fronted adverbial phrase is an adverbial of place, it describes where they were.

Finally, look at the sentence

Gradually, the door opened.

Here the fronted adverbial is a single word. It describes how the door opened, so is n adverbial of manner.

Here is a list of fronted adverbials. Can you sort them into adverbials of time, adverbials of place and adverbials of manner?

  • on the sportsfield
  • during the film
  • with a sprinkle of magic dust
  • behind the teacher’s chair
  • for seven years
  • with tears in her eyes
  • walking slowly
  • last month
  • with a mighty roar
  • as the sun was setting
  • when the bus arrived
  • through the tunnel
  • as brave as a lion
  • all along the path
  • after eating breakfast
  • in a gloomy castle
  • like a nervous mouse
  • deep beneath the sea

Choose your favourite fronted adverbial and use it to start a sentence. Don’t forget the comma after the fronted adverbial.

For example, the fronted adverbial of manner with a might roar might be used:

With a might roar, the dinosaur attacked its prey.

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on words ending in –al, for example accidental.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-433-planit-spelling-year-3-term-3b-w1-words-ending-in-the-suffix-al-spelling-pack

Maths

This week we are continuing with multiplication

Activity One

If we know our three times-table, we also know our thirty times-table! Can you notice what is happening?

Have a go at completing the missing answers.

Each answer in the thirty times tables are 10 times bigger than the numbers in the 3 times-table.

 

 

Have a go at completing the missing answers for the 4 times/40 times tables and 5 times/50 times tables

You know your two times table: two times six is twelve, so what do you think twenty times six will be? How can you tell?

2 x 6 = 12   20 x 6 = 120  

40 × 5

We can work this out as forty lots of five or five lots of forty.  5 lots of 40 is easier.

5 × 40 =.  If five fours are twenty, what are five forties?  five 40s can be written as 5 × 4 × 10 or as 20 × 10. What happens to digits in a number when we multiply a number by ten? They move one place to the left, so five times forty equals two hundred.

Have a go at working out the following:Write the costs of the masks

Here is the first example – 3 x 20p = 6p x 10p = 60p

Science

Last week we learnt about a healthy diet for humans. This week we are going to learn more about a healthy diet for other animals.

Do you have a pet? If so, you probably already know about keeping it safe and healthy.

Watch these videos about looking after pets:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsp6n39

and why animals need healthy diets:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3txpv4

Animals are either carnivores (meat eaters), herbivores (plant eaters) or omnivores (eat both meat and plants). Differently shaped teeth have different jobs

Some foods that can be eaten by humans are poisonous for other animals. For example, chocolate and grapes are poisonous for dogs and cats.

Your challenge is to make a poster to show how to look after a pet.

Here is the one Mrs Roberts made about her dog, Poppy.

Everything you need to know about a Yorkshire Terrier

We have allocated the document ‘Unusual Eating Habits’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Do you know any other unusual facts?

Geography – Climate zones

Read through the PowerPoint and recap all about climate zones.

World Climate Zones Presentation

Have a go at matching the descriptions as a reminder of each climate:

climates

Using the Internet or an atlas have a go at finding countries that belong to the different climates. How many can you find?

Climate zones map

Design and Technology

Your challenge is to design, make and evaluate a home-made musical instrument.

Remember these are the design criteria you must meet:

  • This instrument must be something you can play during the Thursday Clap for NHS workers.
  • You must be able to vary the volume of the sound.
  • You must be able to make at least three differently pitched notes, either all with one instrument, or by using three similar instruments of the same type, eg three different drums.

There are lots of ideas for different homemade musical instruments here:

What are your ideas? Do some quick sketches to help you decide which instrument you want to make.

What recycled materials and objects will you need for your design? What tools and equipment will you need? Over this next week, start collecting them.

These videos explain about the properties of different materials and how they need to be combined to make different objects:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zp79wmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztjc87h

Finally, homemade instruments aren’t just for children. Homemade instruments allowed lots of people to be involved in Skiffle bands.

 

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Week beginning 8th June 

We would love to see your work, projects and ideas.  Send them to assessment@smhsch.co.uk

Adventure Story Activity Two

Now we are going to explore the motivation of different characters in Kidnapped, work out what we know about them, and think about how we know.

Reread Kidnapped.

Then complete the table like the one below:

When we write our own story, will you include some similar characters? Can you use any of the evidence words phrases from this story about your own characters?

Reading Activities

We have allocated the story ‘Flash the dog dives in!’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You can read all or some of it and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too.

The reading comprehension pack at

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-2127-year-3-reading-assessments-pack

contains several different activities. Please complete ‘George the tortoise’ from term 1.

We will be using reading comprehensions from this pack in future weeks, so you might want to download and save it all.

Activity two

Look at the family of three giants.  The boy giant is three times taller than his sister, the baby girl giant, and that the dad giant is five times taller than the baby girl giant.

The baby girl is 2 m in heightIf the baby girl giant is two metres tall, how tall is her big brother? And her dad?

So we know that the boy giant is three times taller than the baby girl so 2m x 3m = 6m

We know the Dad is five times taller than the baby girl so 2m x 5m = 10m

Short task: If the baby girl is 5m in height can you work out what the boy and dad giants’ heights would be?

Challenge: Can you work out the new heights of the boy and baby girl giant?

Have a go at working out the word problems for the Ginormous & Humongous Family. Remember to use your multiplication and division skills to help you!

the ginormous family        the humongous family

 

Homes Project – This term we thought it would be good to learn more about our homes and homes around the world. This will also link in with our Geography learning about homes in different climates.

Read the following information about houses in England

http://projectbritain.com/houses.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/zpgggk7

Can you go on a ‘house hunt’ to see if you can find any of the following types of houses? You could take photographs or draw them. Make note of the windows, size, what material the house is made from etc?

 

 

 

 

Have a look through this PowerPoint of different homes.

Houses over the years

Can you compare a house from an earlier period to a modern-day home? Have a go choosing 2 different homes from the PowerPoint and complete in a table like below.

PSHEE – This session focusses on jobs in school and around the world.

Have a discussion after reading the ‘Working World’ PowerPoint.

 What jobs do you do at home, in class and around the school?

  • Why do these jobs have to be done?
  • Which jobs would you like to do when you are older?
  • What skills would you need to do the job?

Have a go at one of the activities below

nz2-t-201-the-jobs-game-activity-sheets_ver_2  My school CV  cfe2-p-71-my-ideal-job-activity-sheet_ver_1

Computing

You might want to have a go at this coding activity. It uses Scratch, a different system to the one we use in Year 3 usually. If you haven’t got access to a computer or tablet to work on don’t worry, you’ll soon catch up on coding when we get back to school. But if you would like to have a go at coding a musical instrument in your own rock band, click here:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/rock-band

Mrs Agis, our computing lead, will be very excited if anyone manages it! You will probably hear her shouts of delight inside your own home!

 

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English

Our main genre this half term is adventure story writing. As last term, we will include a mixture of sequential activities and some one-off sessions for spelling and reading that can be completed in any order.

Adventure Story Activity One

Read the short story ‘Kidnapped’ by Pie Corbett. We are going to use the Talk4Writing approach to study it, and then write our own story.

We are going to map the story structure. Reread the story and try to summarise the main purpose of each paragraph in one sentence.

The paragraph that starts ‘It had only been half an hour ago’ is a flashback. It is an event that happens before the event in the first paragraph, even though its paragraph comes later in the story. This means the story can start at a really exciting point and grip the reader’s attention. The flashback is needed to explain how the story got to that point.

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on word families based on common words.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-424-planit-spelling-year-3-term-3a-w6-word-families-based-on-common-words-press-and-vent-spelling-pack

  Maths

This week we are looking at Mental Multiplication & Division

Look at the function machine above.

A number goes in (input), the machine does something to this number and another number comes out (output).

Can you work out the input using the same method as above. How many 8’s is in 24?

Have a go at the missing input and output function machines.

In_and_out_machines

Science

Our new science topic is ‘Feeding and Moving’. There are lots of links between the healthy eating part of our learning and some work on food in Design and technology later in the term.

We have allocated the document ‘Food for thought’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Read through the different questions and choose one of the answers for each question. At this stage, different pupils will know different amounts about this topic. Keep the questions and your answers safe, you will need to refer to them in future weeks.

We have also allocated ‘A balanced plate’ to everyone’s account. Explore this and learn about different food groups and why we need to eat a varied diet.

Can you sort the photos in ‘Which food group’ (activelearnprimary) to their correct group?

The clips at

are also about healthy eating. Which is your favourite healthy meal? Does it match the Eatwell plate?

 

Geography – This term we will be looking at the different Climate Zones around the world.

Watch the following clip to learn about weather changes in different parts of the world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zr7hyrd

Read the following information Climates Zones PowerPoint

climate zones

Have a go at one of the following activities:

climates

t2-t-316-weather-around-the-world-activity-sheet_ver_1

Design and Technology

Your challenge, over the next four weeks, is to design, make and evaluate a home-made musical instrument.

This instrument must be something you can play during the Thursday Clap for NHS workers.

You must be able to vary the volume of the sound.

You must be able to make at least three differently pitched notes, either all with one instrument, or by using three similar instruments of the same type, eg three different drums.

Start by watching these videos, which explain how sound is made:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zstr2nb

These videos explain about changes in volume and pitch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/z3j3jty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zqtdpbk

Start thinking, this is going to be fun! And noisy!

 

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Hello again Year 3!

Can’t wait to see some of you before too long!

English

Persuasive Writing Activity Ten

In our last week of writing persuasive letters, we are going to tie our English and Amazing Asia work together.

Our final activity is to write a letter, trying to persuade your friend’s parent to let them go on holiday to Asia with you.

Remember to have your plan and keep referring to it as you write your letter.

Here’s a checklist of features to remember when you are writing

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-or-32-features-of-a-persuasive-letter-checklist

When you have finished your letter you might want to read it through with your best friend, and their parent. Would your letter persuade them about your holiday idea?

Just imagine if Mrs McLain tried to write to Miss Tsai’s mum…

 

St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School

Neilson Road

Liverpool

L17 7BA

1 New Road

Aigburth

Liverpool

L17 8JT

 

Dear Mrs Tsai,

I think I am the luckiest person in the world! My family are going on holiday to the amazing country of Japan, and I am writing to you to ask if you would let Miss Tsai come with me. Wouldn’t it be the holiday of a lifetime for her?

 Obviously, I know you might be worried that Miss Tsai would be going a long way from home, and might be homesick. I am sure you would miss her too. We will use Zoom every night to tell you what we have been doing that day.

Everyone knows that Japan is one of the most exciting, ancient yet technologically advanced countries, and that is where we are planning to visit. One of the activities I am really looking forward to trying is a go-cart trip around Tokyo. You can even get dressed up as a character from a video game before taking in the sights in your go-cart.

Also we would not just be visiting Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. We would take the Bullet Train, the fastest train in the world, to Hiroshima. On the journey we would pass majestic Mount Fuji. In Hiroshima we could learn about the events that ended World War 2. From there we could also visit the island of Miyajima, famous for the Itsukushima Shrine.

I am certain that not only would Miss Tsai have the greatest, most exciting, most interesting holiday ever, it would help her to be an even better teacher. In Year 3 one of our topics is Amazing Asia. If you kindly allowed Miss Tsai to visit Japan, she would be able to see the landmarks, meet the people and eat the food that she would be teaching her children about. This would be so beneficial, for her and her children.

I really hope you will allow Miss Tsai to join with us for this trip of a lifetime, visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. Thank you for considering this idea.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs McLain

Reading Activities

We have allocated the fiction book ‘Damien Drooth: Pop Star’s Wedding’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Remember the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the page if you would like some help reading.

The reading comprehension at

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/lks2-willow-pattern-story-the-tale-of-the-two-doves-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-t2-e-41998-1

is a traditional tale set in China

Maths

This week we are looking at fractions

Activity Two

This lesson we will be adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators.

The denominator is how many parts there are, and the numerator shows how many of those parts.

Look at the cakes below that are cut into halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths.

The cakes are the same size, they are all a whole cake (1). That whole (1) can be cut into different numbers of slices, the more slices, the smaller the pieces. This means, the bigger the bottom number, the smaller a part of a whole it represents

We can also easily add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. Fractions with the same denominator act like any other number! This is because they are split into the same number of parts, so sixths (six parts), quarters (four parts) etc

4/5, 1/5, 2/5  – can you order the fractions from smallest to largest? How do you know?

4/5 + 1/5 =  

(as long as the denominator is the same, we just add the numerators (the tops).  4/5 + 1/5 = 5/5 as 1 + 4 = 5.

1/5 + 2/5 = 3/5

7/8 − 2/8 =

7/8 – 2/8 = 5/8

because 7 slices  – 2 slices  = 5 slices

Complete as many of the following questions as you can:

History

This session focuses on understanding the ancient Sumerian /Shang Dynasty writing system and how it developed over time.

Read the Ancient Sumer eBook or the Introduction to Ancient Sumer PowerPoint to find out about the ancient Sumer writing system:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4614-ancient-sumer-ebook

As above but follow the links to find out about The Shang Dynasty Writing system

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4328-the-shang-dynasty-e-bookhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv/articles/zsm6qhv

What is significant about the fact that ancient Sumerian people had a writing system? Which other ancient civilisations had one? (Ancient Egypt) How did they compare to ancient Sumer/Shang Dynasty?

Choose one activity from the following or have a go at them all:-

  • Ancient Sumer Writing Quick Quiz

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4754-ancient-sumer-writing-quick-quiz

Can you use the suggested pictographs from the clip?

Art

This is our final activity inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika.

Online, find more pictures by Hokusai Katsushika. The website of the museum where The Great Wave is displayed might be a good place to start.

https://hokusai-museum.jp/?lang=en

Do you notice any themes in his paintings or the way he created them?

Which of Hokusai Katsushika’s picture do you like best? Why? Can you create an oral report, talking about your favourite picture, as if you were a guide at the art gallery?

PSHEE

This session focuses on ‘Worries’

Poor Jenny finds herself burdened with many worries which she carries around in a huge, blue bag. Find out how she manages to rid herself of these.

Do you think it is better to keep worries to yourself? Have a discussion

Below are some activities you might like to try:

How To Make Your Own Worry Doll

My Bag of Worries and Sadness

My Worries List

The Relaxation Spin Wheel

What Can I Do To Solve My Problem

Previous Activities

Hello again Year 3!

W_  a_ _  m _ _ _ _ _ _  y_ _. Can you fill in the blanks? You know how it works by now, we love to see what you are up to at home; please send contributions to assessment@smhsch.co.uk

Week beginning Monday 1st June

English

In our last week of writing persuasive letters, we are going to tie our English and Amazing Asia work together.

Persuasive Writing Activity Nine (One to Eight in previous weeks)

Remember, these two documents can prompt you with things to remember in your writing.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-686-persuasive-writing-poster

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-t2-e-3200-persuasive-letter-display-poster-english-australian

You are going to imagine that you and your family are going on holiday to a country in Asia. You can choose which one you will pretend you are going to. You are going to write to the parent of your best friend, to try and persuade them to let their child go on holiday with you too!

You will need to include a couple of paragraphs of information about the place that you are planning to visit. This might be something you need to research before you start writing your plan. But, even though it’s a fantastic chance to visit a new country, your friend’s parent might be worried about them going so far from home. Maybe your friend gets travel sick, maybe they will miss their family. How will you reassure your friend’s parent that you will take care of them, and keep in touch?

Make a plan using the ideas from the table below. Remember, when you are writing a plan you just jot down key words and phrases, you don’t need to write in complete sentences.

Best friend’s name

 

Best friend’s parent’s name
Your address

 

 

 

Your best friend’s parent’s address

 

 

 

Which country are you planning to visit?

 

Hook question for introductory paragraph

 

Information to include about the country you are planning to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What worried might your best friend’s parent have?

 

 

How will you reassure them?

 

 

 

A polite ending for the letter.

 

 

Comparatives and superlatives that particularly fit this country.

 

Power of Three  – a list of three features to be especially persuasive

 

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings again focus on word families, and explore the way words or parts of words can give clues to the meaning of words.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-423-planit-spelling-year-3-term-3a-w5-word-families-based-on-common-words-scop-and-spect-spelling-pack

Maths

This week we are looking at Fractions

Activity One

This lesson we will be comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator and begin to recognise equivalences of ½

Read and work your way through the following fractions PowerPoint.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-17112-year-3-compare-and-order-fractions-maths-mastery-powerpoint

Choose an activity from the following or have a go at them all.

Varied-Fluency task

Problem-Solving

Reasoning

Science

Last week Mrs Owen set up an investigation about the effect of fertiliser on plant growth.

Here are the plants at the start of the investigation:

  • How would you describe the difference in growth of each plant?
  • All the plants grew. Where did the plant that didn’t get fertiliser get its nutrients from?
  • What was the effect of the extra nutrients given to the plant from the fertiliser?

All plants need nutrients, which dissolve in water, and are then taken in by the plant’s roots. Some minerals occur naturally in soil, so even without fertiliser, plants can grow. However, eventually these nutrients may be used up, and will need to be replaced. Gardeners do this by adding fertiliser to the soil. This might be manufactured fertiliser:

or organic fertiliser like animal manure. Different plants need different amounts of different nutrients. That is why famers rotate their crops, changing the crop grown in a field, after a first crop has been harvested.

Mrs Owen has also had a go at growing beans without soil. You might want to have a go too:

Think back over all that you have learnt about plant’s requirements for life and growth over this topic. You might want to look back at what you noted in the first week of this topic, and add details that you have learnt.

 

Your challenge is to produce a poster, explaining how to look after a plant. It’s not just the information that is important; it’s making sure you communicate it clearly. If you use any technical vocabulary, make sure it’s used correctly and the sentences you use it in help the reader to understand what it means.

This video covers the same topic:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/z98jpbk

We want you to watch it, and evaluate it as a piece of science communication. Does it explain clearly what plants need to live and grow?

If you have enjoyed this topic, you might want a career as a botanist. This video explains more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qmUahoQQk

It would be great to see what plants you have been growing at home. Have you done any other plant investigations? Do you know any amazing plant facts that you would love to share? Over to you.

Geography

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zd4rmfr

Watch the clip to find out what is meant by Longitude and Latitude.

More info found following this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-g-311-lines-of-latitude-and-longitude-teaching-pack

Have a go at the following activity:

Mapping lines of longitute and latitude

Music

The bonus song ‘Music Italiano’ from Week 4 here:

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner

will help you learn some of the vocabulary used when performing or writing music. You might be using those words when you start brass lessons in Year 4. There are activities linked to the song here:

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ext/pdfs/outoftheark-at-home/SongActivity-MUSIC-ITALIANO.pdf

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Happy Half Term!

We have created a project for you to have a go at over half term if you want to. There are lots of things for you to do. Feel free to pick and choose or do them all, it’s up to you! (See below for the links)

Learn Mandarin

Thai Chi

Make Sushi

Make a Shadow Puppet

Make a model of a temple

Asian Music

Week beginning 18th May Part 2

More Amazing Asia activities. Which ones are you enjoying most so far?

English

We are continuing to study persuasive writing, but now we are going to change to looking at persuasive formal letters.

 

Persuasive Writing Activity Eight

Now you are going to use the model of the Harry Kane letter to write a letter to someone else you would like to visit our school.

  • Who would you like to visit our school?
  • Why should they visit? How would it benefit the school?
  • How will you make your letter stand out from others they receive?

Our school address is

St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School

Neilson Road

Liverpool

L17 7BA

You can make up an address for which ever famous person you want to invite.

Remember the persuasive language ideas from this poster

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-686-persuasive-writing-poster

And here’s a checklist of features to remember when you are writing

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-or-32-features-of-a-persuasive-letter-checklist

Let’s see who you want to visit St Michael’s, and why you think they would enjoy a visit to our school.

Reading Activities

We have allocated the fiction book ‘Big Giant, Little Bear’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Remember the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the page if you would like some help reading.

The reading comprehension at

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-t2-e-3936-australian-christmas-persuasive-letter-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

is a persuasive letter, but I don’t think it would be a popular idea!

Maths

This week we are looking at Adding and Subtracting multiples of 10

Number problems

Use the same method as last lesson to have a go at working out the following number problems.

  1. There are 254 occupied seats on a train. At the next stop 60 people get off. How many people remain on the train?

        254 – 60 =

We know 60 = 50 + 10  so 254 – 50 = 204  then  204 – 10 = 194

  1. At St Michael in the Hamlet School there are 40 staff members and 584 When all the children and staff sit in the hall how many are there in total?
  2. In a game of darts Lily’s score is She throws three darts and scores 60. She now must subtract 60 from her score. What is her new score?
  3. Emma works as a waitress in a restaurant. Last month she earned £428 plus £90 in tips. How much did she earn altogether?
  4. Claire and Mark are getting married. They have 165 So far, they have bought 80 napkins (1 for each guest) How many more will they need to order?
  5. Complete the additions below:

232 + 20 =      343 + 30 =     454 + 40 =

    1. Write the next four additions in the sequence
    2. What pattern do you notice in the 10s digit?
    3. Can you spot any other patterns?HistoryFor this lesson we will begin to understand the religious beliefs of the ancient Sumerian /Shang Dynasty people and know some of the gods they worshipped.What do we know about the religious beliefs of other ancient civilisations? What sort of things might the people of ancient Sumer have believed? Read information from the Ancient Sumer eBook.https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4614-ancient-sumer-ebookWhat sort of things might the people of The Shang Dynasty have believed? Read the Shang Dynasty ebook to find out.https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4328-the-shang-dynasty-e-bookWho did the Shang people pray to?  – BBC bitesize clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv/articles/zc6h2nbRead the following statements about Ancient Sumer. Write true or false next to each one.Can you create your own god or goddess from either the Shang Dynasty or Ancient Sumer? Use the following link for some ideas.https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4757-ancient-sumer-gods-and-goddesses-fact-postersArtWe continue to be inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika, who created the picture The Great Wave.What emotions does The Great Wave stir up in you? How would you feel if you were in the boat? Or if you were watching from the top of Mount Fuji? What adjectives can you think of that describe the picture and the waves?We are going to use the technique that many children used so well on World Book Day.Sketch the outline of a wave. Fill it with words describing waves and water, or words that describe how The Great Wave makes you feel.Can you make your writing look wet, or wavy, or bubbly or splashy? What colours will you use for different emotions?PSHEE This lesson will explore how somethings that we say or do can hurt other people’s feelings. (Teasing, name calling and being unkind are a few examples)What is the difference between physical hurt and hurt feelings? Ask children if the ‘sticks and stones’ expression is true?   Can you think of a time when you have had your feelings hurt? What happened?Write down on separate sticky notes or pieces of paper 2 hurtful things and 2 healing things. Which one is the most hurtful? Which one is the most healing? Order them from most hurtful to most healing.Repeat activity with 2 different hurtful things and 2 healing things.

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Week Beginning 18th May 

English

We are continuing to study persuasive writing, but now we are going to change to looking at persuasive formal letters.

Persuasive Writing Activity Seven (One to Six in previous weeks)

Have a look at the persuasive letter example here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-t2-e-3200-persuasive-letter-display-poster-english-australian

Much of the persuasive language and word choices are similar to those already studied. However, the layout of the document is different.

  • How are the addresses written in a formal letter?
  • How is the person, to whom the letter is written, addressed?
  • How does the letter end? What is the signature?

Now read the Harry Kane letter, which is part of this pack

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-41599-persuasive-letter-writing-examples-resource-pack

  • Look at how this letter is laid out, in a similar manner to the one above.
  • Highlight the phrases in the letter that you think are particularly effective in persuading Harry Kane to visit the school.
  • If you were Harry Kane, would you visit? Why?

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on word families, and explore the way words or parts of words can give clues to the meaning of words.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-422-planit-spelling-year-3-term-3a-w4-word-families-based-on-common-words-struct-and-uni-spelling-pack

Maths

This week we are looking at Adding and Subtracting multiples of 10

Activity One

Today we will be adding and subtracting multiples of 10 to and from 3-digit numbers in our heads. Last lesson we were using our number facts to help us add and subtract 1-digit numbers mentally.  We want to keep using those number facts for this next activity too.

The table of bonds to 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 will help you when adding and subtracting multiples of 10

356 + 60              Using bonds for 60 we know   60 = 50 + 10

Discuss how you can add 60 by adding the 50 then 10 so 356 + 50 = 406, then 406 + 10 = 416.  We get the same answer when we count on in 10s: 356, 366, 376, 386, 396, 406, 416. Discuss how adding multiples of 10 can mean you cross the next 100 so not only does the 10s digit change but also the 100s digit, only the 1s digit always stays the same.

 547 – 80

What number facts can help you solve this subtraction?

You can subtract 80 by subtracting 40, then  40, because 80 = 40 + 40

We know 40 + 60 = 100 so when we subtract 40 from 507 we get 467.

Now have a go at working out the following additions and subtractions using the above method.

Science

Last week Mrs Owen set up a Fair Test to investigate plants’ need for space.

She used one scoop of seeds each time, but grew them in different sized containers. Here are the containers at the start of the investigation:

And here are the containers a week later:

  • How would you describe the difference in growth this time?
  • What does this tell us about the plant’s need for space?

The seeds were well spaced out over the large container, but only grew is some patches. There was lots of clear brown compost with nothing growing on it. It wasn’t an efficient use of space.

Seeds were growing on all of the spoil in the middle sized container.

Seeds were also growing on all of the soil in the smallest container. However, they were so close together that, as some of them grew, they pushed other seeds up with their stems, stopping those seeds having enough water to sprout. This is a waste of seed.

Plants need enough space to grow. If plants are close together they will be competing for the same water and nutrients from the soil. A tall plant may block sunlight from reaching smaller plants beneath it. This is why, in Barry’s Back Garden, we found that the area under some of the trees is barren. Not much grows there.

But plants can grow without soil.

You can make a hydroponic vase using a plastic bottle and grow an onion in it.

We’ve allocated the instructions on your activelearnprimary accounts.

Mrs Roberts had a go at growing a carrot top hydroponically:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 4

Day 8

This video shows an investigation comparing plants grown in soil and hydroponically:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83yyLUr5-U

Now we are going to investigate the effect of fertiliser on plant growth.

This video explains what fertiliser is:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/z86ktv4

If we were still in school, we would be doing this as a Pattern Seeking investigation. This video explains what a Pattern Seeking investigation is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7gBboSDJWI

Everyone would have brought in a yoghurt or similar pot and planted a radish seed in it at the start of term. After three weeks we would have used these plants for the Pattern Seeking investigation. It would be Pattern Seeking, because not every plant would be growing in the same size pot, would have the same amount of compost or would have grown to the same height by the start of the investigation.

We would have divided all the plants into three groups.

We would have dissolved some fertiliser in water, making dilute solution and also a more concentrated one.

One group of plants would have got an amount of only water each day.

One group of plants would have got the same amount of dilute fertiliser solution each day.

One group of plants would have got the same amount of concentrated fertiliser each day.

Mrs Owen is going to carry out the investigation for us.

Geography

This lesson we would like you to research a country in Asia and compare it to a country in the UK using the following table as a guide. It can also be printed off here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/country-comparison-activity-sheet-cfe-ss-38

Design and Technology (Food)

Hopefully shopping for different ingredients is getting less difficult, but please adapt this activity to what you have got!

Watch the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUQXa-UgFWk

which show a family preparing a vegetable stir fry. Although it is an American video, so calls courgette zucchini, it makes some good safety points.

Work together with your child. Taste different vegetables and decide what they would like to put in a stir fry. Can they help you safely prepare the vegetables? What order do they need cooking in? Why?  Do they prefer noodles or rice to go with their stir fry? Maybe try some different stir fry sauces or spices that could be used to add flavour.

What do your family think of the food you have cooked? If you like, you could download a picture so your computer screen shows a restaurant background:

https://toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/blog/too-good-to-go-virtual-restaurants

We’d love to see some photos of your cooking!

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Week Beginning 11th May part 2

Hello again Year 3!

Guess what? We are now half way through our Amazing Asia topic. Here are some more activities.

English

We are continuing our persuasive writing work this week, but now the topic of your writing is up to you.

Persuasive Writing Activity Six

In this activity, you are going to turn your plan into a persuasive piece of writing. Now is the time to write in full sentences. Use conjunctions to join phrases or extend sentences, writing a mix of long and short sentences. Don’t forget the powerful language and sentence starters found here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-686-persuasive-writing-poster

When you have finished your writing, read it through to check. Remember all the Fussy Teacher checks, for capital letters and full stops. Then read it through with someone else in your house. Together check that you have included all the points from your plan. What do they like best about your writing? Can they, or you suggest any ways you could make it better, next time we do some persuasive writing?

Reading Activities

We have allocated the non-fiction book ‘Big Cats’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Remember the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the page if you would like some help reading.

The reading comprehension at

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe2-g-0036-japan-information-sheets

is linked to our Amazing Asia topic.

Maths

This week we are looking at Adding and Subtracting – We would like you to have a go at adding and subtracting using number facts that you already know.

Have a go at solving the following additions.

The first one has been done for you.

487 + 5 =

We know that 7 + 3 =10,

So 487 + 3 = 490

5= 3 + 2,

So 487 + 3 + 2 = 492

Next can you use your number facts to find the new prices at the Chinese Takeaway?

The first one has been done for you!

History

We are going to learn about some of the inventions of the people of ancient Sumer and understand how and why these are significant. Read the information below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4387-ancient-sumerian-inventions-informative-powerpoint

Complete the inventions of Ancient Sumer comprehension activity:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4815-incredible-inventions-of-ancient-sumer-differentiated-comprehension-activity-sheets

Art

We continue to be inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika, who created the picture The Great Wave.

Look again at the details of The Great Wave. It includes a famous Japanese landmark, Mount Fuji. What other details can you spot?

Can you create your own version on The Great Wave, but in your picture showing a wave on the River Mersey, and some of your favourite Liverpool Landmarks?  This might be an opportunity to create a picture using digital media, but you can use any way of making the picture you like, and that you have resources for.

PSHEE

This activity thinks about death. We wanted to include it, as it may help to  support some of our families at this difficult time. If it will cause your child or your family distress, please do not use it.

More support can be found here:

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/supporting-bereaved-children-and-young-people

Click the link below to read the story of Lynford

PSHE – Lynford Story

Discuss the story in general

Ask how the child might have felt?

Explore what they know about death?

What do you think has happened to Lynford?

Where do you think he is?

Will he ever come back?

Why did this happen?

Previous Activities

English

We are continuing our persuasive writing work this week, but now the topic of your writing is up to you.

Persuasive Writing Activity Five (One to Four in previous weeks)

You are going to plan your own piece of persuasive writing.

The title is going to be:

Why      is the best      .      

You could write about absolutely anything, provided you know enough about the subject you choose. You might want to persuade your reader to agree with you about the best footballer, film, author or singer. But you don’t need to stick to people. You might want to write about the best place to live, the best holiday, hobby or pet. If you are writing about something you love, you are more likely to enjoy writing about it.

Use the table like the one below to plan your writing. Remember in a plan, you don’t need to write in full sentences, just jot down useful words and phrases to help you remember your ideas and key language features.


Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on words with a short ‘u’ sound, written with the letters ‘ou’ for example enough

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-417-planit-spelling-year-3-term-3a-w3-words-with-the-short-u-sound-spelt-with-ou-spelling-pack

Maths

This week we are looking at Adding and Subtracting – We would like you to have a go at adding and subtracting using number facts that you already know.

  1. Think of 6 two-digit numbers and write them down like this on a piece of paper or whiteboard

Or alternatively use the random number generator on Active Learn https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/planning#:play(245933)

 

35 79 82
44 61 90
  1. Write down the numbers 4 – 9 on individual cards. Give them a shuffle or alternatively use the Spinner tool 3.21.1 on Active Learn – whatever is easier for you to access
  2. Pick a shuffled card (4-9) then write a subtraction of the single-digit number from each of the 2-digit numbers, e.g. 35 − 7, 79 – 7, 82 – 7….
  3. Repeat and pick another cardAn example: so 34 − 7 is solved as 34 − 4 − 3 because 3 + 4 = 7.         So 34 – 7 = 27 ScienceLast week Mrs Owen set up a Fair Test to investigate what happens when plants with different amounts of water.Here are the plants at the start of the investigation:

 

Plant 1 did not get any water at all.

Plant 2 got 10 ml of water each day.

Plant 3 got 30 ml of water each day.

Plant 4 got 100 ml of water each day.

The height of the plants was measured at the start and the end of the investigation.

 

 

  • Which plant grew most? Can you put the plants in order of growth?
  • What does this tell us about the plant’s need for water?
  • Think about Plant 4, which got the most water. It grew 9 cm taller, but did not produce any new leaf buds. Why might having too much water be a problem for plants?Plants, like all living things, need water to survive. However too much water can cause problems, waterlogged soil can cause plant roots to rot. Too much water can also wash the nutrients in the soil away from the roots, making it harder for the plant to absorb enough nutrients. Too much water can even wash away soil and make a plant more likely to fall over.We have allocated the video ‘Root Bound Plants’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Watch it and see the problems for a plant when its pot is too small.This week’s Fair Test is going to investigate the need of plants for space. Using your variables cards that we made a couple of weeks ago will help you to plan.
    • If you had cress seed, containers and compost, how would you plan your investigation?
    • What is your Independent Variable? What would you change?
    • What is your Dependent Variable? How will you observe or measure it?
    • What are your Control Variables? What will you keep the same for each part of the investigation to make sure it’s Fair Test?Mrs Owen is going to carry out this investigation by putting the same amount of seed in containers that are different sizes.

On the activelearnprimary account we have also allocated ‘Investigate It’. Have a look at the investigations it shows and see what mistakes have been made. How would you improve them?

Finally, watch the time lapse video of roots growing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w77zPAtVTuI

Plants can be competing with each other taking water and nutrients from the soil. A big plant can take lots of water from the soil, making it hard for other plants to grow near it.

Roots can be very strong. Tree roots can even push up paving stones or tarmac in pavements or paths, making them very bumpy. That is why we have to be careful when we walk to Barry’s Back Garden in school.

Geography

Last lesson we identified the differences and similarities between Urban and Rural life in India. We are now going to identify the differences between Urban and Rural life in two different locations in China.

Watch 2 video clips about different places in China making note of similarities/differences

Urban life: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-a-child-led-introduction-to-the-chinese-city-of-shanghai/zdrtvk7

Rural life: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks3-a-child-led-introduction-to-lijiang-yunnan-province-china/zb3b47h

Compare the two different locations using the table below

Urban Life – Chinese City Shanghai Rural Life – Lijiang
Juewen….

 

Wang Yuxi…
 

 

 

How are the two locations different to Liverpool?

 Religious Education

As part of our Amazing Asia topic, we were going to learn a little about the Hindu and Buddhist religions, and look at the buildings in which people worship, and their worship practices.

The BBC Bitesize site has useful content, including videos, written at the right level for Key Stage 2 children. Try watching and talking about:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zmpp92p

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Hello again Year 3!

Miss you lots ( like jellytots) We hope you’re enjoying the start of our Amazing Asia topic. It’s been great to see some of your work, contributions and ideas. Send anything you want to contribute to  assessment@smhsch.co.uk

We are keen to give you as much support as possible to help with home schooling, even though we’re not together. There are so many online resources available it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Remember you are the expert on your family, you know what you and your children need, how and when they learn best, and when they (or you) need some downtime, relaxation or exercise. Please continue with all the wonderful games and art and making things and story-telling and den building and roleplaying and the 1001 other brilliant things that are going on.

Why not let us know what you are up to by posting photos and ideas on Twitter? Our Twitter handle is @St_michaels_ham. We also have a new Facebook page.

To access the twinkl activities you need to first go to the page http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  then sign up for an account using your email address and add a password. You then need to include the code CVDTWINKLHELPS where it says offer code. Once you are logged in you can click on the activities from your class page and download them.

Week beginning 4th May part 2

Here are some more Amazing Asia activities for you to try.

English

Persuasive Writing Activity Four

We are going to use what we have learnt so far to write a persuasive piece of writing about our school.

First, have another look at the work we persuasive writing we read last week.

Think about the structure:

  • Introduction to grab the reader’s attention. Maybe use a hook question.
  • Opinion paragraph one, with reasons / evidence
  • Opinion paragraph two, with reasons / evidence
  • Opinion paragraph three, with reasons / evidence
  • Conclusion, restating opinions.Think about some language features to include:
    • Strong Language, for example ‘without a doubt’
    • Power of Three – a list of three items or features that strengthen the argument
    • Persuasive sentence starters, for example ‘Everyone knows that…’

    This poster might help too:Persuasive writing poster

This is how I would start writing about St Michael’s:

The Best School in the World

Would you like to be part of the best school in the world? Well the good news is that it is here in Liverpool. St Michael-in-the-Hamlet Primary School is a learning community where you will develop all your skills and understanding, make great, caring friends and have lots of fun.

There is no doubt that the pupils are St Michael’s greatest feature. They are the kindest, most hard-working and funniest children you could ever hope to meet. They help each other in their learning, contribute to school life by being School Councillors, Buddies and Eco Team members, and throughout the year raise money for lots of charities. Even when we aren’t at school, while we are having to stay at home because of corona virus, St Michael’s children continue to care for and help their families and friends. Some even made a wonderful dance video that really cheered the teachers up!

Can you add another couple of paragraphs, giving and explaining two more reasons that St Michael’s is such a great school? Then finish it all off by writing the conclusion, repeating the main opinions is a short, catchy form.

Reading Activities

We have allocated the non-fiction book ‘101 ways to beat boredom’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. You do not need to read all of the book, use the contents page to choose an activity that interests you, and see if you can do it.

This reading comprehension links to our Amazing Asia topic.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-re-351-ks2-hindu-gods-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

Maths

This week we are looking at Multiplication & Division

Activity Two Missing Number Division problems

Write down 180 ÷ ?  = 3  

How many 3s make 18? ( 6 )

So how many 3s make 180? ( 60 )

So 180 ÷ 60  = 3

 Use this method to work out the following missing number problems 

250 ÷ __ = 5   200 ÷ __ = 4  

210 ÷ __ = 7

 

160 ÷ __ = 8  

 

360 ÷ __ = 9 320 ÷ ___ = 8

History

Here is some information about another early civilisation that existed and ruled part of China in 1600BC and 1046BC.

Read the following PowerPoint and watch the bitesize video below.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4607-shang-dynasty-information-powerpoint

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv/articles/z2ckrwx

Have a go at completing the timeline of the Shang Dynasty

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4431-the-shang-dynasty-of-ancient-china-timeline-ordering-activity

Art

We continue to be inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika, who created the picture The Great Wave.

The Great Wave is a woodcut print. Watch how wooden blocks can be cut to create stamps for printing here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEubj3c2How

How will you do some printing? Will you use different objects from around your house, choosing ones that have interesting shapes and textures? Or will you shape an object (a sponge, polystyrene packaging, a potato) before printing with it? Will you overlap the printed marks, rotate or flip the object, change the colour? If you haven’t any paint at home, you could try mark making by pressing objects into playdough or salt dough or even mud, to see what shapes you can create.

PSHEE

Read the story Jacks Choice and discuss the idea of ‘conscience’.

Jack’s Choice

What would you do in Jack’s situation?

Discuss how you are responsible for your own choices. If Jack did go ahead with his plan to ruin Gloria’s painting discuss the consequences that Jack will have to face.

 

 

 

3 × 3 = 9, so 10 times as many 3s make 90. 30 × 3 = 90.

Have a go at working out these divisions using the above method to help you. First one has been done for you

How many 4s make 16?  (Four) So how many 4s make 160? Ten times as many. So 40 × 4 = 160.

Science

Last week Mrs Owen set up a Fair Test to investigate what happens when plants grow without sunlight.

Here are the photos of the plants at the start of the investigation:

Here are the photos of the plants as the Fair Test progressed:

 

  • How would you describe each plant?
  • Which plant do you think looks healthiest?
  • What does this Fair test tell you about a plant’s need for sunlight?

Even though the plant grown under the box grew taller, its leaves were drooping and  yellower. The plant grown in full sunlight was healthier.

This week we are going to investigate plants’ need for water.

We have allocated the video ‘Dehydration’ to everyone’s activelearnprimary account. Watch it, and think about why the plant has wilted.

This video shows that, even if the plant has wilted, provided it has not died, it can often be revived by giving it water:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAAdkDLGz0M

Now find the variables cards you made last week. This week we are going to investigate how changing the amount of water changes plant growth.

  • Can you work out what we are going to change in this Fair Test – the Independent variable?
  • What will we measure to check growth? This is the Dependent Variable.
  • What do we need to keep the same to make sure it’s a Fair Test? These are all the Control Variables.

Mrs Owen is going to grow four plants for us.

  1. The first one will not get any water at all.
  2. The second one will get 10 ml of water each day.
  3. The third one will get 30 ml of water each day.
  4. The fourth one will get 100 ml of water each day.

We will measure the height of the plant at the start and the end of the Fair Test.

Here is a photo of the plants at the start of the Fair Test:

  • What do you think will happen in this Fair Test? Can you make a prediction of the results?
  • What are the reasons for your prediction?

Plants grow in lots of different environments, including very dry places. This video shows how cacti have adapted to survive and grow in dry habitats:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z69rkqt

Geography

We will be looking at the similarities and differences between City Life (Urban) and Village Life (Rural) in India.

Here are some video clips for you to watch.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0115m95

Rural/Desert Places:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0115c7k

Urban – Life in Mumbai

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0115j0s (part 1)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0114rp3 (part2)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0113ylw (part 3)

Choose a task from the following link:

village_city_india

Religious Education

As part of our Amazing Asia topic, we were going to learn a little about the Hindu and Buddhist religions, and look at the buildings in which people worship, and their worship practices.

The BBC Bitesize site has useful content, including videos, written at the right level for Key Stage 2 children. Try watching and talking about:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv

Previous Activities

Persuasive Writing Activity Two

For this activity you will need a copy of https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-l-53230-writing-a-persuasive-text-display-poster to use as a guide. You do not need to print it out though if you need to preserve printer ink and paper supplies.

Read through ‘Dogs Make the Best Pets’. The boxes and bold lettering give examples of the sorts of features that should be included in effective persuasive writing.

Next read through the following persuasive piece:

Why you should vote for me to be your school councillor

Hello everyone, my name is Grace Smith and I would like to explain why you should vote for me in the school councillor elections on May 1st.

Everyone knows that I have been attending this school since I was five years old, so I care a lot about what happens here. I learned to read at the school, I lost my first tooth here, and I joined Young Singing Leaders when I started in the juniors. I have enjoyed every minute of my time here. However, I think we could make some changes that would benefit everyone.

Have you ever wondered how we could make our break times the best in Liverpool? Obviously we need more and better play equipment. For this reason I plan to arrange new and exciting fundraising opportunities, for example holding Car Wash Saturday. Of course, I will ask you –the children using the play equipment-  how we should spend the money raised. I strongly believe that our children have the best, most creative ideas.

It is my opinion that every one of our pupils should have the chance to go swimming, not just the junior children. Swimming is a skill which one day could save your life. Also it provides a good way of exercising and everyone needs to keep fit.

Furthermore, I am convinced that I would make an excellent councillor because I have really imaginative ideas. I have shown this in my school work and also my outstanding homework projects. There is no doubt that I know what children at this school want because I have lots of friends and I talk to lots of people. I am also good at talking to adults – it says so in my school reports.

Additionally, I am trustworthy and honest. This is a vital quality in a school councillor. If my friends tell me a secret they can be sure that I won’t tell anyone. Just the other day I found a five pound note on the playground, and straight away handed it in to the school office.

I have explained why I am undoubtedly the best candidate for the extremely important role. I know the school, I have good ideas and I am reliable and honest.

Vote for me!

  • Who has created this piece of writing and why have they done so?
  • Can you identify the main theme of each paragraph?
  • What evidence or reasons are provided in each paragraph to back up the writer’s opinions?
  • Are there any hook questions to capture the reader’s attention.
  • Can you find any examples of ‘The Power of Three’? This is a list with three items or pieces of evidence and is a powerful persuasive technique.
  • What examples of ‘Strong Language’ are there? It would be a good idea to copy these examples, especially the phrases that start each paragraph into your Magpie Book of good ideas.
  • How does the writer finish their writing in the conclusion?
  • Do you think that all the thoughts expressed in this piece of writing are true? Has the writer really enjoyed every minute of their time in school? Why would they say something like that, if it isn’t true?
  • Do you think the piece of writing is effective? Would you vote for the writer? Or do you think they sound boastful or too good to be true? Why?

Reading Activities

We have allocated the magazine ‘Bright Sparks: Volcano Alert! to everyone’s Active Learn primary account. You can read all or some of it, and use the ‘Read to me’ button at the bottom of the e-book to help too. This links to last term’s topic.

The reading comprehension at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-41282-lks2-the-london-marathon-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity is a non-chronological report, like the ones we wrote last term. There are three levels of difficulty, choose the one that fits your child.

Maths

This week we are looking at Multiplication and Division

Activity two

This grid is partly done and the answer is worked out. There are two ways of making it work. Can you find both of them?

History

Our History activities focus on early civilisations – Ancient Sumer and The Shang Dynasty

Read the Introduction to Ancient Sumer PowerPoint on twinkl about where in the world ancient Sumer was and how it came to exist.

Ancient Sumer Introduction

Complete the Ancient Sumer Location and Era Map Activity

Ancient Sumer Map Activity

Ancient Sumer Timeline Activity

Art

Our art activities focus on work of the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika, who created the picture The Great Wave. Use whatever resources you have at home, and have fun being creative. Perhaps you could display your work in your window, along with all the wonderful rainbows and Easter Eggs. Or you could take photos and upload them to our school Twitter account. Enjoy!

Look at a print of the picture The Great Wave by Hokusai Katsushika, online, or you may even have a copy at home. Look carefully at the different shapes and colours used in this picture.

Recreate the picture. Sketch the outline of the wave shapes and then fill them however you like. You could use pencil, felt tip, paint, stick on coloured paper or material. You could chalk the picture on a wall or on tarmac. You could use lots of blue objects from around your home and arrange them on the floor…go for it!

We’d love to see what you’ve been up to – email your work to assessment@smhsch.co.uk

Make sure you are fitting these home school activities round all the other things your family need to do. Please don’t feel under pressure to get everything done. Follow your child’s lead and interests and enjoy playing and learning, creating and making together.

Love Miss Tsai, Mrs McLain, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Peers.

Previous Activities

Are you ready to start our Amazing Asia topic? We’ve included the topic web on the Year 3 page to give you all an overview of the topic, and the different areas we would cover if we were in school. Obviously things are going to be a bit different! But we are sure we are going to enjoy the topic and learn lots. We are aware that some of our families have Asian heritage and are keen for them to contribute their expertise too. Obviously you can’t bring objects to show each other into class at the moment, but if you want to contribute photos that you think we help us learn, we’d love to see them. Send them to assessment@smhsch.co.uk

English

Our main genre this half term is persuasive writing including formal letter writing. There will be a couple of activities each week linked to this theme. These activities are sequential; they build on the learning from the previous activity, and need to be done in order. Other activities can be done in any order.

Persuasive Writing Activity One

We would like you to collect different examples of real life persuasive writing. This could be advertisements (both written and filmed), shopping emails, travel guide books. Read them through with your child and together identify who is writing each item, what the purpose of the writing is, and any words or phrases that are effective in getting you to do what the writer wants.

You might want to record this in a table:

Or you could highlight or underline key phrases in written documents. It would be a good idea to keep a Magpie Book of useful words and phrases that you might want to use when we start writing our own persuasive pieces.

Spellings Activity

This week’s spellings focus on words ending –ary, for example library.

There are activities to help you practise the spellings at this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-420-planit-spelling-year-3-term-3a-w1-words-ending-in-ary-spelling-pack

Maths

This week we are looking at Multiplication and Division

Activity One

Use the grid method to work out the Multiplications as shown below

24 x 2                         24 x 3

Have a discussion as to where each number in the grid has come from. E.g 20 x 2 = 40 and 4 x 2 = 8   Added together makes 48.

Then have a go at working out the following multiplications using the above method

13 x 3 16 x 3 24 x 3
4 x 19 34 x 4 5 x 28
32 x 5 4 x 37 3 x 36

Science

Our science topic is ‘What Plants Need to Live and Grow’. Start off by thinking about what you already know. You might want to write it down, or record yourself explaining what you know. At the end of the topic, you can check what new things you have learnt, and add detail to your current knowledge.

Watch the video at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsdkjxs  which shows the huge variety of plants and their habitats.

  • Where do you think plants grow well? Why do you think that?

This half term we are going to be carrying out lots of Fair Test investigations, even though we are not in school. Mrs Owen and Mrs Roberts will be carrying out the investigations for us, and taking lots of photos so we can see how the plants grow under different conditions.

If you have any seeds and compost at your home, you might want to do some investigations too, but don’t worry if you can’t.

First of all we are going to thing about variables. A variable is something in an investigation that can be changed.

If I was investigating the best way of making a cup of tea, things I might change include:

  • The type of tea used
  • The amount of tea
  • The temperature of the water
  • The amount of the water
  • The type of the water
  • How long I leave the tea brewing in the hot water
  • How many times I stir
  • Whether I use a tea bag or loose leaf tea.
  • How much milk I add
  • What type of milk I add
  • Whether I add the milk to the cup first or at the end.
  • Whether I use a mug or a cup

These are all variables.

  • Have a think about all the different things that might affect how a plant grows. Write each of these on a small piece of paper and keep them safe, we’ll be using these variable cards all the way through this half term.

In a Fair Test Investigation we have three different groups of variables:

the Independent Variable is the one variable we choose to change, to see what effect is has,

the Dependent Variable is the one variable we measure or observe,

the Control Variables are all the other variables. We have to keep all these the same in order to make it a Fair Test.

The video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoGkCtrFYQY explains about Fair Testing.

In today’s experiment, we are going to investigate

How changing the amount of light changes plant growth.

The Independent Variable is the amount of light the plant receives. One will be grown in full sunlight, one will be covered by a box.

The Dependent variable is the growth of the plant. We can measure how much the plant has grown, and observe the colour of the plant leaves.

The Control Variables are all the rest of the things we could change.

To be a Fair Test both plants will need:

  • To be the same type of plant
  • The be grown in the same size pot
  • The same amount of soil / compost
  • The same type of soil/compost
  • To be grown in the same place
  • To be grown at the same temperature
  • To have the same amount of water
  • To have the same type of water
  • To have the same amount of fertilizer
  • To have the same type of fertilizer

Here are photos of the two plants at the start of the investigation:

Next week we will show you the photos of the plants as the investigation progresses.

Plants can actually move to get their leaves into the best position to get sunlight. Do you remember from our last plant topic that plants need light to power them making their own food, the process of photosynthesis.

These clips show plants moving:

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

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

Geography

The focus this term is all about the continent of Asia. We will learn about the range of Asian countries and their characteristics, compare rural and urban life, and look at the Liverpool links to China.

This first activity will look focus on locating countries in Asia and identifying some capital cities.

Click the link to look at the Asia PowerPoint

Where is Asia? PowerPoint

Where is Asia in comparison to the United Kingdom?

For example:

Where is Japan in comparison?

Where is India in comparison?

Where is Iran in comparison?

http://ontheworldmap.com/asia/

Activity one

Using the following map https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/asia-map-with-and-without-names-activity-sheets-t2-g-644 or alternatively an atlas. Can you label the countries?

Find out the following Capital Cities for these countries and place them on the map?

China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Turkey.

PSHEE

This session focuses on understanding what taking responsibility means. Have a  discussion after watching the video clip below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/am-i-always-responsible-for-my-actions-with-classroom-discussion/zfxtscw

Does guilt have a purpose? Could it alert us to the fact that there is a problem that we need to solve?

Think about ways you could make amends if you have done something wrong.

 Computing

This is a lesson to remind children about using internet searches safely, and prompting them to evaluate what they read when researching.

At school we use the KidzSearch search engine, which limits the online content that can be viewed. When the children are using the internet for research, they need to remember that not everything written is true, and different people have different motives for what they put online. So who can they trust?

Look at the powerpoint from the Fake News pack

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-t-16429-ks2-what-is-fake-news-resource-pack-

Discuss it with your child. Talk about what to do if they are concerned about anything they see on the internet. Consider using one of the search engines specifically designed for children.

Make sure you are fitting these home school activities round all the other things your family need to do. Please don’t feel under pressure to get everything done. Follow your child’s lead and interests and enjoy playing and learning, creating and making together. Love Miss Tsai, Mrs McLain, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Peers.

 

The words we are practising are taken from the government list for Years 3 and 4

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-3099-statutory-spellings-word-mat-years-3-and-4-word-mat

Rocking Out

Rock Kidz have recorded some extra sessions that you can join in, via their Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCky2iMp1kt6pCgJlxUjH3Dw

Have fun monkeying around, and remember ‘It’s cool to be you’

Year 3 Curriculum Guide

Year 3 National Expectations

Year 3 Activities

3T Coding “My Own App”

Light and Materials

Weblinks

The Hive

National Autism Society Website

Digger and the Gang
Nash’s Adventures in English Maths and Science