Year 3

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for some new online learning this week.

It was lovely to see you at the Zoom meetings last week. We’d love to see any work you are proud of, or hear about anything you have been doing. It doesn’t have to be school work.  Remember the days and times:

Tuesday, 11:30

Thursday, 9:30

Please continue to use Oxford Owl to supplement your child’s home reading.

 

Smith's Wood Primary Academy - E-Books from Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a lovely website which has a library full of e-books which relate to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. These can supplement home reading should you wish to use them.

Please do not feel you need to rush your way through- 2 or 3 books alongside weekly school books and/or any books from home should be plenty.

Login details can be found in your child’s reading journal. 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

1. Click on class login box at the top of the page. 

2. Fill in the login details. 

Their website has been updated and now looks a bit different. Log in via Oxford Owl for School. You will need to click on Students.

Here is our class login for Oxford Owl:

Login: year 3 buckstones   (there is a space before and after the 3)

Password: Robins

Once logged in, click on e-book library, then Levels to choose a book at your child’s current Oxford Reading Tree Level.Sometimes Oxford Owl remembers your login details. If it doesn’t work and won’t let you log in, check the top of the page to see if it says Hello y3 Robins 20; if it does, just click that!

NB: Some of the books might have lovely little activities to try out too. 

Please note any e-books read at home in your child’s reading journal and sign it. These will add towards stickers on your child’s bookmark. 

Many thanks,

Mrs Charnley

The order of lessons is for guidance only. Feel free to re-order the day in the way that suits you.

Please remember, to see all powerpoints properly, you need to click on ‘Enable editing’, ‘Slideshow’, and ‘From beginning’.

 

Home Learning, 25th – 29th January, 2021.

Timetable 25th 29th Jan, 2021.

Monday, 25th January, 2021.

Spelling Practice:  

Spend 15 – 20 minutes practising this week’s spellings ready for tomorrow’s test.

 

English: Reading (Fiction) – The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Lesson 4.

The focus of this lesson is to answer questions to explore one of the main themes in the story. This means one of the main ideas that occurs throughout the story. Listen carefully to the teacher and answer the questions in your book.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-one-of-the-main-themes-6dk30d

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Maths: Consolidate the 2, 4 and 8 Times Tables.

Please click on the link below for the White Rose lesson, and complete the appropriate questions on the worksheet when prompted on the screen. Remember, you can pause the video as often as you need in order to answer questions, or rewind it to listen to the explanations again.

https://vimeo.com/485432791

Worksheet:

Consolidate 2 4 And 8 Times Tables

Answers:

ANS Consolidate 2 4 And 8 Times Tables

 

If your child is not ready for the 8 times table, please click on the lesson below:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Equal Groups Sharing 1

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Science: Parts and Functions of a Flower.

Click on the link below for Lesson 3 on Plants from the Oak National Academy. Do the activities in your book as carefully as you can. You will come across quite a lot of new vocabulary today, so follow and copy the actions the teacher shows you. They will help you to remember the new words.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-parts-and-functions-of-a-flower-cmrkgt

 

Physical Activity: Choose from the ideas below:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

 

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021.

 

Spelling Test: 

Ask an adult to test you on the words you have been practising. Adults, please could you give the words to the children in random order as this is what we normally do in class?  If your child gets any of the words wrong, please spend a few minutes practising them before testing them again on those words. Thank you.

 

English: Reading (fiction) – The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Lesson 5.

The focus of this lesson is to explore the genre (type of story) The Firework Maker’s Daughter is.

This is the last lesson in this unit of work, but I shall be reading the rest of the story in class when everyone is back in school. Listen very carefully throughout the lesson and answer the questions in your book.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-genre-6rr32t

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables. If you go on Hit the Button, try Hit the Question instead of Hit the Answer. Try to improve your score each time you play it!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Maths: Comparing Statements.

Click on the link below for the White Rose Maths lesson, then complete the questions on the worksheet:

https://vimeo.com/485433674

Comparing Statements

Comparing Statements Answers

 

If your child completed the Equal Groups work yesterday, please continue with the next video. Click on the link and choose the second video ‘Make Equal Groups – Sharing’.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Now have a go at these worksheets:

Make Equal Groups Sharing 2, P1

Make Equal Groups Sharing 2, P2

 

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Geography – What is it like in the United Kingdom?

Read the information on the following powerpoint to find out what ‘human’ and ‘physical’ features of a place mean, and to see examples of these from each of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Next week, you will be choosing one of the four countries to research in more detail.

United Kingdom Powerpoint

Once you have read the information, click on the next link to find out about the history of the Union Jack flag and then have a go at colouring the flag of each country of the UK correctly.

The Union Jack

Flags Of The UK

 

Physical Activity: 

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).
  • You could try the following Home Learning Activities from Progressive Sports: Progressive Sports KS2 Challenges (3)

 

 

Wednesday, 27th January, 2021.

 

Spelling Practice: Common Exception Words

Year 3 And 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 4

 

English: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (Suffixes -er and -est)

Read the Focus section of the page below very carefully. The spelling rules for these suffixes should seem familiar to you. Complete the Check It Out, Practice and Challenger activities in your book. Pay close attention to the spelling rules when you are doing the Practice and Challenger sections.

Comparative And Superlative Adjectives

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Maths: Related calculations.

Click on the link below for the lesson, then complete the questions on the worksheet:

https://vimeo.com/486330232

Related Calculations

ANS2 Related Calculations

 

If your child is working on Equal Groups this week, please continue with the next video. Click on the link and choose the third video ‘Make equal groups – grouping (recap)’

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Here is the related worksheet:

Make Equal Groups Grouping (recap) P1

Make Equal Groups Grouping (recap) P2

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

PSHE: Think Positive!

During times like this, when things are not normal, it is really important to stay positive and think about the things that make us happy. The powerpoint below explains why this is so important and suggests lots of ways that we can stay happy.

Try to do this lesson with an adult  because there is lots to talk about as you read through this powerpoint. Once you have finished, complete the ‘Happiness’ poem on the sheet or in your book. Remember to decorate it in any way you like.

Happy Minds Lesson Presentation

Happiness Is… Poem Activity Sheet

 

Physical Activity:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).
  • You could try the following Home Learning Activities from Progressive Sports: Progressive Sports KS2 Challenges (3)

 

 

Thursday, 28th January, 2021.

 

New Spellings:  -sure,  -ture

measure

treasure

pleasure

enclosure

creature

furniture

picture

nature

adventure

mixture

Please copy these spellings into your book and practise writing them every day. Use the spelling strategies that you prefer.

 

English: Reading (Non-Fiction)  –  Identify the features of a Non-Fiction Text.

Today you are going to start a series of lessons looking at the features of non-fiction texts. The lessons focus on a book called Rushing Rivers. Listen to the teacher in this video and look carefully at the text on the screen. This is quite a short lesson today and you do not need to write anything in your book. These lessons will help you with next week’s Geography task.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-features-of-a-non-fiction-text-c8v32d

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Maths: Multiply 2-digit numbers by a 1-digit number (no exchange).

Click on the link below for today’s lesson. There is no worksheet to go with this lesson, as there are several tasks on screen. Please record your answers for these in your book.

https://vimeo.com/486331580

 

If your child is working on Equal Groups this week, please continue with the next video. Click on the link and choose the fourth video ‘Make equal groups – grouping’.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Worksheet:  Making Groups Grouping P1      Making Groups Grouping P2

 

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Music: Pulse and Metre, Lesson 3: Exploring 2 beats in a bar.

Click on the link below for this lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-2-beats-in-a-bar-6xk34d

 

Physical Activity:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

 

Friday, 29th January, 2021.

 

Spelling Practice:  

Spend 15 – 20 minutes practising this week’s spellings.

 

English: Reading (Non-Fiction)  –  Answer Questions on a Non-Fiction Text.

Click on the link below for today’s lesson and answer all the questions in your books.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-a-non-fiction-text-part-1-c9gp4d

 

Times Tables: 10-15 minutes practice on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Maths: Multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers (standard column method of short multiplication)

Click on the link for today’s lesson, then complete the worksheet:

https://vimeo.com/486513593

Multiply 2 Digits By 1 Digit

ANS3 Multiply 2 Digits By 1 Digit

 

If your child is working on Equal Groups this week, please continue with the next video. Click on the link and choose the fifth video ‘Make equal groups – activity’. There is no worksheet today but there are activities to do throughout the video.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

French: Greetings (revision)

Can you remember the French greetings we have learnt in class this year? Have a look at the BBC Super Movers video to remind you. Join in with the words and dance along!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1–ks2-mfl-french-greetings-with-ben-shires/zdpdvk7

Now watch and listen to the next video. Can you spot familiar French greetings and can you find out the French word for ice-cream?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-how-to-introduce-yourself/zf84d6f

 

Golden Time!

Well done for working so hard this week. Treat yourself to some well-earned Golden Time.

 

Have a lovely weekend, everybody and we’ll see you again next week!

Love from

Mrs. Charnley and Mrs. Harding



Home Learning, 18th – 22nd January, 2021.

Timetable 18th 22nd Jan, 2021.

Monday, 18th January, 2021.

Spelling Practice:  

Spend 15 – 20 minutes practising this week’s spellings ready for tomorrow’s test.

 

English:  Reading (Fiction)

Today you are going to start a series of  five lessons from the Oak National Academy based on a book called The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman. Three of the lessons will be this week and two next week. The focus of the lessons is how to engage with a text and how to answer different types of questions. Listen carefully to the teacher and join in with the activities she asks you to do. Sometimes you may need to write answers in your book; sometimes you just need to say the answers. It may help you to have a separate copy of chapter one to refer to, so click on the link below to find this.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-c9h3je

The Firework Maker’s Daughter Chapter 1

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables. Focus particularly on the 4s today because later this week you will start working on the 8s.

 

Maths: Multiply and Divide by 4 (Revision)

This week, your Maths lessons are from White Rose Maths. Listen carefully to each video and complete the tasks as you listen to the teacher. At the start of each video, there are some ‘Get Ready’ questions. You should pause the video and answer those questions before moving on. During the main lessons, pause the videos as often as you like to make sure you really understand and have enough time to answer any questions.  If the teacher asks you to complete a worksheet, ignore that and complete the activity I have added instead.

Click on the link below, then choose the video ‘The 4 Times-Table’. Click on the bottom right hand corner of the video to make it full screen.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/week-12-number-multiplication-division/

Recall And Use Multiplication And Division Facts For The 4 X Table.

If your child has not yet learnt the 4 x table, please click on the link below, then choose the video  ‘The 2 x Table’ and make the video full screen.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-2-number-multiplication-and-division/

2 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

 

Quiet Reading:  Try to complete another one of the Year 3 Reading Challenges today.

 

Science: Parts of a Plant and their Functions.

Listen to the next lesson in this topic and complete the activities in your books.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-parts-and-functions-of-a-plant-69gk8d

 

Physical Activity: Choose something fun to do this afternoon. Mrs. Kulczycki has added a new dance video on the school website, so you might like to try that.

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021.

 

Spelling Test

Ask an adult to test you on the words you have been practising. Adults, please could you give the words to the children in random order as this is what we normally do in class?  If your child gets any of the words wrong, please spend a few minutes practising them before testing them again on those words. Thank you.

 

English: Reading (Fiction) – The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Lesson 2.

The focus of this lesson is to learn how to answer two different types of questions: retrieval questions and inference questions. Watch and listen carefully to the lesson. When the teacher asks a question, pause the video and write the answer in your book (unless she asks you to just say the answer).

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-orally-and-in-written-form-c5jk6d

Here is a copy of chapter 1 if it helps to see the whole text:

The Firework Maker’s Daughter Chapter 1

 

Times Tables Practice:  Today I would like you to start to count in 8s. Please look at the two number squares below and compare them. What do you notice? Write the 8 times table in your book and have it with you throughout the week so you can use it to help you with the next few lessons.

4 X Table 100 Square

8 X Table 100 Square

Look at the 8 times table and practise counting in 8s.

 

Maths: Multiply by 8.

Click on the link below for the next White Rose lesson. Choose the video ‘Multiply by 8’. Click on the bottom right hand corner of the video to make it full screen. Remember to pause the video as often as you need in order to answer any questions on the screen, and use the times table you have written in your book to help you. You do not need to complete any worksheets for this lesson.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/week-12-number-multiplication-division/

After watching the video, spend a few minutes practising the 8 times table. Say it like we do in class:

One 8 is 8, two 8s are 16, three 8s are 24 and so on. Go up to twelve 8s are 96.

 

If your child is not yet ready for the 8 times table, please click on the following link and choose the video ‘5 Times Table’. After the lesson, practice saying the 5 times table.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-2-number-multiplication-and-division/

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Geography: The UK Hills and Mountains

Today, you are going to find out about the UK’s hills and mountains. Remember to click on ‘Enable editing’, ‘Slide show’ and ‘From beginning’ to see the powerpoint properly. You need to look at the powerpoint in three separate stages:

  1. Look at slides 1-6, then complete the activity sheet, using the map below (or your own atlas).
  2. Using the photo pack, read slide 7 and have a discussion with an adult about what it is like in the hills and mountains.
  3. Look at slide 8 and complete the sorting activity. The answers are on slide 9.

Lesson Presentation Hills And Mountains

  1. UK Hills And Mountains Activity Sheet            Map Of UK
  2. Photos With Labels
  3. Mountain Activities Sorting Cards

 

Physical Activity:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021.

Spelling Practice: Year 3/4 Common Exception Words

Please complete the activities on the following five Spelling Mats. You can do one or two a day, or you can do them all at once. It is up to you!

Year 3 And 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 3

 

English: Reading (fiction) – The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Lesson 3.

The focus of today’s lesson is using inference questions to analyse the main character in the book. Complete the activities within the lesson in your book.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-6wv3gd

 

Times Tables Practice: 10 – 15 minutes. Keep practising saying the 8 times table, so that you can say it off by heart by the end of the week.

 

Maths: Divide by 8.

Click on the link below and choose the video ‘Divide by 8’. Once you have completed the lesson, practise by playing the multiplication and division game.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/week-12-number-multiplication-division/

8 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

 

If your child is not ready for the 8 times table, please click on this link and choose the ’10 Times Table’ video.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-2-number-multiplication-and-division/

Now practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables using this game:

Snakes And Ladders With 2 5 And 10 Times Tables Board Game

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

RE: The Lord’s Prayer

This week we are looking at a very well-known Christian Prayer: The Lord’s Prayer. Watch the following BBC video clip where some children explain how and why they pray and how it makes them feel. Then read the powerpoint which explains the meaning of The Lord’s Prayer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-christian-prayer/zbjv92p

The Lords Prayer Explained PowerPoint

Now you can choose from two activities. You can either learn to say the prayer off by heart or you can create a decorated version of the prayer. There are some ideas to get you thinking below, or you may have your own creative ideas. Take care with your work. It is all about making the prayer special. You may write or type the prayer – it’s up to you!

The Lord’s Prayer Images

 

Physical Activity:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

Thursday, 21st January, 2021.

 

New Spellings: (Prefix ‘pre-‘ meaning ‘before’ or ‘in front of”):

prefix

preview

predict

preserve

prehistoric

precaution

prevent

presume

prepare

prefect

 

English: Spelling Sentences

Choose eight of your spelling words for this week and write an interesting sentence for each one. Make sure you look up the meaning of each word first, so that you use them correctly in your sentences. Use your neatest handwriting, check all spellings and use punctuation accurately.

 

Maths: The 8 Times Table.

Click on the link below and choose the video ‘The 8 Times Table’. Once you have completed the lesson, do your Times Tables Practice.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/week-12-number-multiplication-division/

Times Tables Practice: 10 – 15 minutes of TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise the 8 times table.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If your child is not yet ready for the 8 times table, please click on the following link and choose ‘Make Equal Groups – sharing (recap)’. Once you have finished the lesson, use Hit the Button to practise the times table you are up to: either 2, 5, 3 or 4.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Art 

This afternoon, I would like you to have some fun creating a picture in response to the book you have been looking at in the English lessons this week. There are lots of different possibilities to choose from. You could:

  • draw a detailed picture of Lila based on what we know about her already
  • draw, paint or collage a picture of the fireworks Lila invented or learnt to make
  • draw or paint the picture on the cover of the book, or invent your own cover
  • or you may have another idea of your own

Your picture should be based just on the section of the story covered in the lessons so far. Here is Chapter 1 with the front cover:

The Firework Maker’s Daughter Chapter 1

 

Physical Activity:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

 

Friday, 22nd January, 2021.

 

Spelling Practice – 10-15 minutes.

 

English: Compound Words

Look at the following poster that explains Compound Nouns:

Compound Words Poster

Now choose one of the following crossword puzzles or one of the word search puzzles to complete.

Compound Words Word Search And Crossword

 

Times Tables Practice: 10 – 15 minutes.

 

Maths: 8 Times Table

Use your knowledge of the 3, 4 and 8 x tables to complete one of the following:

3, 4, 8 X Table Football Themed Colouring

3, 4, 8 X Table Plant Colouring Activity

T2 M 901 8 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

 

If you are learning the 2s, 5s and 10s, choose from these:

2 5 And 10 Times Tables Colour By Numbers

2 5 And 10 Multiplication Mosaic Activity Sheet

T2 M 897 5 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Music: Pulse and Metre, lesson 2: Exploring 4 beats in a bar.

Click on the link below for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-in-a-bar-cgwk2t

 

After this lesson, complete any unfinished work from this week, then treat yourself to Golden Time! You deserve it!

 

Physical Activity: Don’t forget to have fun with one of the following:

  • Joe Wicks
  • Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  (https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.
  • Real PE at home – online learning resources for children in KS2  home.jasmineactive.com Usernames and passwords have been emailed via Parent Mail.
  • Change4Life also has some videos that are suitable for children.
  • You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family such as gardening/walking etc.
  • Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there
  • Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

Well done for all your hard work this week. Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you again next week!

Love from

Mrs. Charnley and Mrs. Harding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Home Learning, 11th – 15th January, 2021.

Monday, 11th January, 2021.

Spelling Practice:  

Spend 15 – 20 minutes practising this week’s spellings ready for tomorrow’s test. Write the words out carefully in your book, using your neatest handwriting, then use lots of the spelling strategies you have been taught in class.  If you need a reminder, have a look at the powerpoint below. You can do your practising on spare paper or a whiteboard if you have one.

Spelling Strategies Powerpoint

 

English: Poetry

Today, you are going to start a series of lessons based on a poem about the weather and the months of the year. For the first lesson, I would like you to read the Weather Poem below. Read it aloud several times until you can read it fluently with a good rhythm. As you are reading, you may come across some words you are not familiar with, such as ‘resolutions’, ‘scent’ or ‘drought’. Use a dictionary to find the meanings of these new words and jot them down in your book.

Weather Poem

Notice that the verse for August says ‘August goes on holiday’. This makes it sound as though the month of August is a person! The month of August can’t actually go on holiday, can it?  This is called ‘personification’. There is another example in the February verse, where it says ‘Winter shivers’. Can you find any other examples? Write those in your book, too. Now write a few sentences to explain your own thoughts about the poem. Which verses do you particularly like? Why do you like those?

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables. The tables you should be practising are the 10s, 5s, 2s, 3s and 4s.  If you know all those times tables very well, you should start learning the 8s next.

 

Maths: Statistics – Scaled Bar Charts

Look at the three bar charts on the following pages and answer the questions for each one. Then check your work with the answer sheets at the end.

T2 M 1388 Interpreting Bar Charts Activity Sheets Ver 2

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Science: Plants

This lesson is the first of a series of lessons on Plants from The Oak National Academy. You just need to click on the link below. The first lesson is all about how we make sure any science investigation is a fair test, so listen carefully and join in with the actions the teacher shows you because this will help you to get used to, and remember, some quite tricky vocabulary.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-conditions-could-we-change-to-investigate-the-growth-of-a-plant-cmv66t?activity=video&step=1

 

Physical Activity: Choose from the list below, or choose an activity of your choice, like riding your bike or going for a walk or run with your family.

Real PE at home – online learning resources

This includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from this week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com

Usernames and passwords have been emailed via parentmail.

Option 2:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBsXs1WmPcektsQyFbXTf9FO

Find Joe on the channel above. There are various kids channels on this channel as well.

Option 3: Change4Life also have some videos that are suitable for children.

Option 4: You could create a dance routine to one of your favourite songs and perform the dance to your family or participate in another form of exercise with your family.

Option 5: On the school website are ‘Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there.

Option 6: Cosmic Yoga (youtube).

 

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021.

There is a Zoom ‘drop-in’ this morning at 11:30. I hope to see you all there! Details have been sent out via Parentmail.

Spelling Test

Ask an adult to test you on the words you have been practising. Adults, please could you give the words to the children in random order as this is what we normally do in class?  If your child gets any of the words wrong, please spend a few minutes practising them before testing them again on those words. Thank you.

English: Poetry Comprehension

Read the Weather Poem from yesterday again, then answer questions 1-5 from the purple section on the question page. You do not need to do questions 6 and 7. Each question has several parts so make sure you answer each one. Write your answers neatly in your work book. Remember to do the date and title like we always do in class.

Weather Poem

Weather Poem Questions

 

Times Tables Practice:  Go on TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise your times tables. The tables you should be practising are the 10s, 5s, 2s, 3s and 4s.  If you know all those times tables very well, you should start learning the 8s next.

 

Maths: Statistics – Scaled Pictograms

Look at the pictograms below and answer the questions. Look closely at the key. If one whole picture represents 2 children, then half a picture means 1 child.

T2 M 1390 Interpreting Pictograms Activity Sheets Ver 7

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

Geography: UK – Rivers and Seas.

Following on from your work on cities last week, you are going to find out about the UK’s rivers and seas. Go through the following powerpoint, then complete the activity sheets. Remember to click on ‘Enable editing’, ‘Slide show’ and ‘From beginning’ to see the powerpoint properly.  There are 1-star, 2-star or 3-star sheets, so please choose the most appropriate level of challenge for you. Once you have completed the activities, you can check your work with the answer sheet. If you don’t have an atlas, you can use the Map of the UK below. You need to look closely to find the names of the rivers!

Lesson Presentation Rivers And Seas

UK Seas And Rivers Activity Sheet

Map Of UK

 

Physical Activity – Don’t forget to do your daily exercise.

 

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021.

Spelling Practice: Year 3/4 Common Exception Words

Please complete the activities on the following five Spelling Mats. You can do one or two a day, or you can do them all at once. It is up to you!

Year 3 And 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 2

 

English: Collecting ideas for my own Months Poem

Over the next few lessons you are going to learn how to write your own poem all about the different months of the year. Today is all about collecting ideas. I would like you to use the chart below to think of the weather and events that happen in each month of the year, as well as food and sights you might see. Try to think of four ideas for each month. For example, in April you could put:

  • April Fool’s Day
  • Easter eggs
  • Sunshine and showers
  • My birthday!

Have lots of fun talking to other people in your family to help with ideas!

Months Poem Ideas Chart

 

Times Tables Practice: Use TTRockstars or Hit the Button, or if you prefer, you could play one of these board games:

T2 M 897 5 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

T2 M 895 3 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

T2 M 896 4 Times Table Multiplication And Division Board Game

 

Maths: Statistics Booklet

Over the next three days, I would like you to complete the activities in the Year 3 booklet below:

Statistics Home Learning Booklet

Use the work you have done earlier in the week to help you. Take your time doing each of the activities, so your work is accurate and neat. Top tip: Count carefully!

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

RE – What do prayers ask for?

If you can, talk to someone in your family about this. What do prayers actually ask for? Make a list of your ideas.

You are going to listen to three prayers from three different religions. Look at some of the words on the screen because they explain what the prayers are asking for. Listen to each one for about 5 minutes (or more if you like listening to them!).

An example from YouTube of the Jewish Daily Prayer Adon Olam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=ls0Wf7hmElg

An example of a famous Hindu morning prayer, the Gayatri Mantra from YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=gKX9SQU_VXM

An example from YouTube of the First Surah, the Opener, used in Islamic Prayer 5 times each day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=bs8fueRXh64

Now think about the following questions. Discuss them with an adult if you can.

If someone said or sang one of these prayers every day how might it make them feel? Why do you think it matters to believers to make prayer beautiful? What is beautiful about the prayers you have just heard/seen? Which is your favourite? Why? Write your answers in your work book.

 

Physical Exercise – Choose from the list of ideas from Monday, or make up your own workout!

 

Thursday, 14th January, 2021.

There is another Zoom ‘drop-in’ this morning at 9:30. See you there!

Spellings – Here are your new spelling words for this week. They all have the prefix ‘re’. Can you work out what the prefix ‘re’ means?

rewind

replay

repeat

refresh

revenge

review

remember

recycle

rehearse

rebuild

Write the spelling words into your book, then practise them for 10-15 minutes every day using the spelling strategies that work for you.

Spelling Strategies Powerpoint

 

English – Planning my Months Poem

I hope you managed to collect lots of ideas for your poem yesterday. Today you are going to write the first draft of your own poem. Look at the poem from Monday’s lesson again to see how the poem is arranged.

Weather Poem

There are 12 verses and each verse has two lines. The first word in each verse is the name of the month, so your poem should follow the same structure and layout. The first line of each verse has one or two phrases and the second line has two phrases. Have fun using your ideas sheet to write a two-lined verse for each month. The lines do not need to rhyme. If you can, try to use personification in some of your verses. This is where you make the month seem like it is a person. For example, if I used my ideas for April, I could write:

April plays jokes on us, sunshine and showers,

Easter egg hunting, Happy Birthday to me!

Use the sheet below to write your ideas down, or write them in your book. You can change them as often as you want because this is just your first draft. Experiment with writing your phrases in a different order because sometimes one order sounds better than another. Look at the success criteria, so you can check you have included everything.

Planning My Poem

Success Criteria

 

Times Tables Practice – for 10-15 minutes.

Maths – Statistics

Continue with the work in the Home Learning booklet.

 

Quiet Reading – for 20 minutes.

 

Music – Understanding Pulse and Rhythm

Click on the link below to learn all about pulse and rhythm in music:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-chj3cr?activity=video&step=1

 

PE – Don’t forget to do your daily exercise. You could link this to your body percussion rhythms!

 

Friday, 15th January, 2021.

 

Spelling Practice – 10-15 minutes.

 

English – Months of the Year Poem

Today you are going to write you final version of your poem. Go through your plan from yesterday, using the success criteria to check you have included everything. Read your poem out loud. Does it have a good rhythm? Remember it does not need to rhyme. Check spellings at this point and think carefully about punctuation. Keep looking back at the original poem to help you.

Once you have checked everything and you are happy with your poem, write it into your book as neatly as you can. The title of the poem is simply ‘Months’. Make sure you are setting it out as a poem, not a story. Leave a line between each verse. When you have finished, read your poem aloud to someone in your family.

I would love to read your finished poems, which can be sent to me via e.mail.

 

Maths – Statistics

Complete the work in the Statistics booklet.

 

Quiet Reading – for 20 minutes.

 

Friday Afternoon: This is an opportunity to complete any of the work you have not finished from earlier in the week. Once you have done that (or if you have already completed all this week’s work), treat yourself to Golden Time!

 

PE – Have fun doing some physical exercise this afternoon, too.

 

Thank you for sending your work in. I have loved seeing how you are all doing. Well done for working so hard! I hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you next week.

Take care,

From

Mrs. Charnley and Mrs. Harding

 



Wednesday, 6th January, 2021.

New Spellings will be given out on Thursday, as usual, for a test next Tuesday.

English: Identify and use more powerful verbs.

Read the Focus section on the following sheet, then complete the Practice questions. The extract from the thesaurus will help. Remember to set your work out like we do in class, writing the date and title neatly. Use your neatest handwriting and check that you are copying all spelling and punctuation carefully.

Identify And Use More Powerful Verbs

Thesaurus

 

Maths

Times Tables Practice: Use TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise the times tables you have already learnt by improving your speed of recall. Really challenge yourself!

Maths: Tell the time to five minutes on an analogue clock.

Work your way carefully through the following powerpoint (which can sometimes take a couple of minutes to down open), then complete the practice questions 1-13. Remember to click on ‘Enable Editing’, ‘Slide Show’, then ‘From Beginning’.

Telling The Time In Fiveminute Intervals Powerpoint Ver

Practice Questions

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes. Perhaps you could complete one of the Year 3 Reading Challenges that are at the back of your Reading Journal.

 

Geography Topic: The United Kingdom – UK Cities

1. Following on from the work we did on Monday, use the map of the UK, or an atlas if you have one at home, to label the cities on the blank map. I have labelled Cambridge already because it is not marked on this particular map. Once you have finished, check your work with the answer sheet.

Map Of UK

UK Cities Blank Map

UK Cities Answers

2. Use the map of the UK, and the compass shown on the following sheet, to complete the direction you would need to travel in if you made each of the journeys shown.

Which Way In The UK

 

Don’t forget to do some physical activity each day!

 

Thursday, 7th January, 2021.

New Spellings: Prefix ‘un’

unable

unblock

uncover

undo

unfair

unhappy

unload

unkind

unselfish

unwilling

Please copy these spellings into your book and practise writing them every day. Use lots of the different spelling strategies we have looked at in class.

 

English: Prefixes

Prefixes are groups of letters that are added to the front of a word, and change its meaning.

Read the Focus section of the following worksheet, and SAY the answers to the Check It Out questions. Then complete the Practice questions in your book. As an extra challenge, see if you can do question 1 in the Challenger section.

Prefixes

 

Times Tables Practice: Use TT Rockstars or Hit the Button to practise the times tables you have already learnt by improving your speed of recall. Really challenge yourself!

 

Maths: Telling the time to 5 minutes on an analogue clock.

Following on from yesterday’s lesson, there are two activity sheets to complete.

  1. Can you write the time underneath each clock face?

Time 1

2. Can you put the big hand and the little hand in the right places on these clocks?

Time 2

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes.

 

RE: Why do people pray?

Listen to one of your favourite songs. How does the song make you feel? Are you “fans” of anything/anyone? Lots of people like to express praise about someone. We are going to link this with the concept of people wanting to praise God.

Write down the name of your favourite piece of music or prayer and write five words to describe the way it makes you feel. Now read some different prayers from  different faiths:

Prayer Fact Sheets

As you read  each prayer, consider how each one makes you feel. List words to describe your emotions for each one. Compare them to the words you used for your favourite piece of music or prayer.  Are any words the same? Are any different?

Now have a go at writing a prayer of your own. Use one of the three following sheets or design your own page.

My Prayer

 

Friday, 8th January, 2021.

English: Spelling Sentences

Choose 8 of the words from this week’s spelling list and write an interesting sentence for each one. Take time to think of interesting sentences. Don’t just write the first one you think of. Start your sentences in different ways (remember not to start any of them with ‘I’ or ‘My’!) and try to include different sentence types such as statements, questions, exclamations and commands. At least one of your sentences should include speech marks. Take care with punctuation and use your neatest handwriting.

Maths: Time puzzles and games.

Read the times carefully on the Times Patterns Challenge and see if you can work out the missing times.

Time Patterns Challenge

Now have some fun playing the following game:

5 Minute Intervals Game

Play it several times until you are really good at telling the time on the clocks.

 

Quiet Reading for 20 minutes. You could use Oxford Owl or read a book you have at home.

 

Friday Afternoon: This is an opportunity to complete any of the work you have not finished from earlier in the week. Once you have done that (or if you have already completed all this week’s work), treat yourself to Golden Time!

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. There will be more activities on the website next week, plus details of two drop-in Zoom meetings, on Tuesday and Thursday, where you will be able to see your friends, show some of the work you have done and ask for any help with the work that has been on the website so far. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible!

Take care,

Mrs. Charnley

 

Monday
Spelling Practice
ENGLISH Break
Times Tables Practice
MATHS Lunch
Quiet Reading for 20 minutes
SCIENCE
Physical Exercise
Tuesday
Spelling Practice
ENGLISH Break
Times Tables Practice
MATHS Lunch
Quiet Reading for 20 minutes
GEOGRAPHY
Physical Exercise
Wednesday
Spelling Practice
ENGLISH Break
Times Tables Practice
MATHS Lunch
Quiet Reading for 20 minutes
RE
Physical Exercise
Thursday
Spelling Practice
ENGLISH Break
Times Tables Practice
MATHS Lunch
Quiet Reading for 20 minutes
ART
Physical Exercise
Friday
Spelling Practice
ENGLISH Break
Times Tables Practice
MATHS Lunch
Quiet Reading for 20 minutes
MUSIC and Golden Time
Physical Exercise