Learning at home-Kingfishers-Year 3
As it is now our last week of term, I have done a final update on our page which will stay the same from now until further notice.
Note down where the vocabulary words are in the chapter/ book you are reading.
Our text focus over the next couple of weeks will be recounts. Please continue with this until the end of term.
Our key text is 'Where my wellies take me', a beautifully illustrated book in the style of a scrapbook. I have put a picture of the front cover and some of its pages below.
Now that you have written your recounts, I'd like you to add some poetry to go alongside it.
TASK 1: Look at this BBC bitesize link and watch the videos (yes more than one!) to figure out the differences between poetry types. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39
The ones in where my wellies take me are a mixture, but mainly narrative and rhyme.
TASK 2: Make a list of what your recount is about. For example, do you visit a pond or see a certain animal? You could bullet point this list.
TASK 3: Using your list of what you see/hear etc. throughout your recount, research some famous or well known poems about your list.
TASK 4 (new): Put all of your recounts and poems together to create a book. You can use your South Downs art work to use as a front cover and your walk map to start off the book. Add as many or as little illustrations as you like, perhaps in the style of our key text 'where my wellies take me'.
- Authorfy - creative writing masterclasses with children's authors that can be accessed at home for free. Each masterclass includes fun writing challenges, authors reading their books, writing tips and advice and more! They will also add some daily illustration challenges too! https://authorfy.com/
- Pie Corbett's radio blogging - https://radioblogging.net/
- Spelling ideas https://www.teachwire.net/news/spelling-resources-for-ks1-and-ks2
- Primary resources - make sure you focus on the activities with the coloured ‘3’ next to it. Some may cross over with Year 4 (have a coloured 3 and 4) but they will still be useful to look at. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishA3g.htm
- BBC bitesize spelling activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb
We have focused on the following spelling rules: -ture and –sure, ‘shun’ sound, ‘I’ sound is spelt with a ‘y’ and –sion. The other videos focus on spelling rules for higher year group objectives.
- Oxford Owl have a great webpage with a spelling overview. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-spelling/spelling-year-3-age-7-8/
- Statistics - This is a new area of learning in Year 3. It covers reading and interpreting information from various different tables including bar graphs and pictograms as well as solving problems involving the above.
- Re-cap addition and subtraction
- Re-cap multiplication and division
- Problem solving activities
- The four operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide)
Main lessons are on mass and capacity.
A new half term brings a new Science focus: Light and shadow.
WEEK 6 (w/b 06.07.20): Making shadows
Look at the power point at how light travels.
Set up a model to demonstrate that light travels in a straight line. You could use three pieces of card with a hole punched in each one and shine a torch through the holes when they are in a straight lines. What happens when the holes in the card do not line up?
Types of objects can be:
Find out what these key words mean...
Use the power point once you have found out to decide on whether items are opaque, translucent or transparent.
A boy wants to choose a material to make some new curtains for his baby sister's bedroom. The curtains need to block light so that the baby doesn't wake too early.
Test different materials by shining a torch onto them and observe the shadow it makes. Decide on whether each material you have is opaque, transparent or translucent. Record your ideas using the 'choosing materials' activity sheet.
Decide which material would be best for the curtains. Draw and label your curtains on the blank window on the 'choosing materials' activity sheet. Write an explanation of why you chose this material using your investigation.
WEEK 7 (CURRENT) Changing Shadows:
Look at the concept cartoon on the power point presentation (slide 4). What are your initial thoughts?
Go through the powerpoint presentation and think about what you notice about the shadows as you go through it.
Using the sheet 'comic strip' plan an investigation and make a prediction.
How do shadows change when the distance between the light source and the object changes?
Complete your investigation on the above question using your 'results and patterns' sheet.
Is there a pattern? Look at your results and try to find a pattern.
Why do shadows change size?
After your own investigation, you could make a sundial to see how shadows change throughout the day. Use a paper plate, blue tack and a pencil and place your sundial outside on a sunny day. Draw the position of the pencil's shadow every hour.
Try the quiz all about light and shadow.
- Week 2: Lesson Presentation Light and Dark.ppt
- Week 2: Light Sources Sorting Cards.pdf
- Week 2: Activity Sheet Light and Dark.pdf
- Week 3: Lesson Presentation Reflective Surfaces.ppt
- Week 3: Activity Sheet Testing Reflective Materials.pdf
- Week 3: Activity Sheet Choosing a Material.pdf
- Week 4: Lesson Presentation Marvellous Mirrors.ppt
- Week 4: Activity Sheet Mirror Games.pdf
- Week 4: Activity Sheet Marvellous Mirrors Quiz.pdf
- Week 5: Sun Safety.ppt
- Week 5: Sun Safety Design.pdf
- Week 5: Sun Safety Advert.pdf
- Week 6: Making Shadows.ppt
- Week 6: Choosing Materials.pdf
- Week 7: Changing Shadows.ppt
- Week 7: Comic Strip Planner.pdf
- Week 7: Results and Patterns.pdf
- Week 7: Light and shadow quiz.ppt
Visit the following website link to look at grid references: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills/grid-references
Look at the 'grid references powerpoint' to familiarise yourself with them.
TASK 1: Download the 'blank grid' sheet from below and the 'question sheet'. The question sheet will ask you to colour in different squares using grid references. Can you colour in the correct squares?
Complete the 'grid reference quiz' when you're done! https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-quizzes/grid-references
- Week 1: UK Cities.pdf
- Week 1: Which Way in the UK.pdf
- Week 1: Countries and Cities.pptx
- Week 2: Hills and mountains activity sheet
- Week 2: Hills and Mountains.pptx
- Week 2: blank map.docx
- Week 3: UK Seas and Rivers.pdf
- Week 3: Rivers and Seas.pptx
- Week 4:Britians Landscape ppt.pptx
- Week 4: around the UK.ppt
- Week 4: Human and Physical Features of UK.docx
- Week 4: Postcard_Template_(A4).doc
- Week 5: Grid reference map and questions.docx
- Week 5: grid reference pp.ppt
- What's LIVE - Any current tasks/ activities for the week.
- Previous learning - Any previous activities that have been on the website if you want to continue/ re-cap these.
- Website links - ALL website links used on the page since the start.
- English - any of these activities. Please bear in mind we haven't covered letter writing this year.
- Maths - Angles and Shape and Measure lessons.
- Foundation - Science plant lessons, any music lessons (under 'creative') and 'what is the Holy Trinity' for R.E.
- Isaac has been busy reading.
- Luke has been doing some of the White Rose Maths activities.
- Both Isaac and Luke have been doing the Joe Wicks workouts daily! They recently went on a hunt for water (see photos).
- Rubie-Jo has started planting some things in her garden. She has also been working hard with reading, times tables and some activities from our website page.
- Heidi has been working on her times tables and enjoying all things horse related! She also did some gardening with her family.
- Ole has written some short stories and some PE activities too! He has been playing football and basketball outside, too.
- Oliver has watched the sunrise early in the countryside and some art bits (see photo gallery).
- Matthew has been busy gardening and planting some seeds (see photo gallery).
- Lilly has been working through some of our website activities (see photo gallery).
- Angelina has completed a plant project recently.
- Louie has made a bird feeder using wood for his cub badge.
- I've heard lots of you are doing projects to do with our Geography lessons I've been putting on our page and they sound fantastic!
- Olivia has been busy doing lots of activities from our webpage (I have added photos to our gallery)! She has completed a book review, a Britain powerpoint as well as getting outside for a few walks and Joe Wicks workouts.
- Lots of you have written some acrostic poems which I have added photos and links to below!
- I have seen Poppy, Scarlett and Oscar recently in school and it's been lovely catching up with them.
- Erin's Equivalent Fractions Powerpoint.pptx
- Lilly's acrostic poem
- Lilly's powerpoint on Big Ben!.pptx
- Olivia's wanted poster.docx
- cecily lost words poem.pdf
- Olivia's powerpoint on Britain.pptx
- into the woods by Letty.docx
- Erin Chalk.pptx
- Olivia's beach poem.docx
- Amelia's BRITISH FLAGS.odp
- cecily hurstpierpoint advert.pdf
- cecily printer advert.pdf
- Letty's Museum Brochure.pdf