3A Teacher - Miss Austerfield

3L Teacher - Miss Law

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

Even though school is closed, Miss Austerfield and Miss Law are still here to support you. Please see the documents, links and pictures below to help you with your home learning. If you have any questions or need some help, contact us on 2email on Purple Mash. Keep checking this page for new ideas and activities. Keep smiling! :)

Summer 2 Week 7 (w/c 13/07/20)

The final week of Year 3!

Monday

English - In this final week of English, we are going to have some fun with poetry! We have looked at poems several times throughout the year, including rhyming poems and syllabic poetry. However this week, we are going to be creating our own emotion poems. Before we begin, consider the questions below to help you understand what emotions are, and the different emotions that you can feel. 

Geography  - Ecotourism encourages visitors to a country or place to leave a small carbon footprint, to the benefit of local communities and environments. It has become an increasingly popular option for many people. People observe the environment and the wildlife. 

Tuesday

Maths - Use the PowerPoint below to test your current knowledge on 2D shapes! Then, use the BBC Bitesize lesson to help you to learn the names and properties of the shapes that you aren't confident with. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkhbp4j

P.E -  Due to school closures, we can't continue our usual competition calendar, but don't worry! Each week there is a different challenge to complete - see https://www.stmichaelsceacademy.org.uk/classes/sport. Send the score to us and then see if, as a school, we can beat the other schools in our cluster. Have fun with these challenges but remember to take part safely, warm up and make sure an adult is with you to count and time your attempt.

 

Wednesday

English - Today we are going to write our own emotion poem. Pick an emotion from the list that you created on Monday. Maybe you could pick the emotion that you are feeling today! 

An emotion poem should have 6 lines. Below explains what each of the lines should be about.

Underneath that, there is an example.

Afternoon -  As this is the last week of year 3, it is the perfect time for us to reflect on our year. Use the template below to consider your favourite parts of year 3. We would love for you to share these with us on 2email!

Thursday

Maths - Use the PowerPoint below to test your current knowledge on 3D shapes! Then, use the BBC Bitesize lesson to help you to learn the names and properties of the shapes that you aren't confident with. You could then use the nets of 3D shapes below to make your own animals!

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwscf82

Afternoon -  Log on to Purple Mash and complete the 'All about me' activity so your new  teacher can look at it and learn lots about you ready for September!

 

Friday

Today is the last day of Year 3! :( Usually on this day we would have lots of fun in class with games, activities and a class party! We are really sad that we can't do this today, but we hope that you will have just as much fun at home today. You could email your friends on Purple Mash to talk about your favourite memories of year 3!

This week will be uploading lots of fun activities and ideas of things that you can do during the summer holidays. 

Summer 2 Week 6 (w/c 06/07/20)

Monday

English - Today's English lesson is all about pronouns. Pronouns take the place of nouns in a sentence so we don't repeat ourselves too much. For example, Jacqueline Wilson can be replaced with 'her' or 'she'.

Learn all about pronouns with this video!

Practice identifying pronouns with the activities and quiz!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z37xrwx

 

Geography - Today, we are going to carry on learning about coastal erosion.  Here's another video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8tyr82

Natural forces have the power to change our landscape by weathering, erosion and deposition. Familiarise yourself with the information below and then answer the questions.

https://www.parkcityprep.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=172918

Tuesday

Maths - We are going to continue to convert analogue clocks and 12hr digital clocks. Complete the worksheet below. 

P.E - Complete the ACES competition task.  Each week there is a different challenge to complete . Look on the PE section on this website or on our Twitter account for more information. Please send the score to us and then see if, as a school, we can beat the other schools in our cluster. Have fun with these challenges but remember to take part safely, warm up and make sure an adult is with you to count and time your attempt. Enjoy!

Wednesday

English - We are going to start writing our own Jacqueline Wilson biography. Underneath, is a table which you could use to compile some helpful adjectives and adverbs. Feel free to add to mine or just use them as examples.

When we do a piece of writing, we always have a 'Success Criteria'. You can tick these off as you go along. This piece of writing you've been building up to for the past couple of weeks, so you will need your notes about Jaqueline Wilson and any other resources you feel will help you. Good luck! Any questions, please message us on Purple Mash.

Spellings - Complete the Summer 2 Week 5 D3 'statutory list' spelling activity on Purple Mash.

 

Because the English activity may take some time, that's it for today! You can always come back to your biography later on too.

Thursday

Maths - We are going to look at durations of time. Looking at the TV programmes below, work out their end times and add the hands to the clock. Using a real clock may help you!

Computing - What is an algorithm? An algorithm is a sequence of instructions or a set of rules that are followed to complete a task. This task can be anything, so long as you can give clear instructions for it. Learn what an algorithm is using the link below and then have a go at creating your own program using a sequence of instructions (algorithms).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zqrq7ty

Here are a few options to create your own program/game depending on your interests. At the top of the screen you will see the next instruction to help you. Click 'run' to test your algorithm.

https://hourofcode.com/flap (Flappy Game)

https://hourofcode.com/mchoc (Minecraft)

https://hourofcode.com/frzn (Disney's Frozen)

https://hourofcode.com/moana (Disney's Moana)

Have fun!

Friday

English - If you've not finished your biography on Jacqueline Wilson, please take some time to continue writing.

 

French

Have a lovely weekend!

Summer 2 Week 5 (w/c 29/06/20)

Monday

English - Today's English lesson is all about synonyms and antonyms. We have done a lot of work on synonyms in class already and we know that you are all experts at using a thesaurus! They help to make your writing more descriptive and interesting and help you to not use the same words over and over again in your writing.  

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning.

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwqmfr

 

Geography - Today, we are going to be learning about coastal erosion.  

Over time, waves erode a notch at the base of a cliff in a process called undercutting. When this notch becomes too heavy it will break off and crash into the sea. Different parts of the rock face are eroded at high and low tide. If high winds meet a high tide, the erosion will be greater. Different coastal features such as caves, arches and stacks are all formed by erosion.

Watch these video clips to help you to understand this more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7fr87h

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p083cd51

 

You can re-create the coastal erosion process by following the instructions below. If you haven't got access to these resources, create a poster to explain the process of undercutting. 

Tuesday

Maths - We are going to start to learn about 12 hour digital time. Digital clocks are more popular today and you will probably see some in your house. Digital clocks are used on phones, laptops, in cars and many other places so it is important that you can read this time too. Use the BBC Bitesize lesson to help you to learn about this and then have a go at the questions underneath.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkfycdm/articles/zcrmqty

P.E - Complete the ACES competition task.  Each week there is a different challenge to complete . Look on the PE section on this website or on our Twitter account for more information. Please send the score to us and then see if, as a school, we can beat the other schools in our cluster. Have fun with these challenges but remember to take part safely, warm up and make sure an adult is with you to count and time your attempt. Enjoy!

Wednesday

English - We are going to start to build up to writing our own Jacqueline Wilson biography. It is important that we use different conjunctions in our writing to vary the length of the sentences. This keeps the reader interested. Remember that subordinating conjunctions extend the main clause. Use this BBC Bitesize lesson to refresh your memory. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjchscw

Once you have done this, look at the main clauses underneath. I have already added the subordinating conjunction, so all you need to do is complete the subordinate clause to make the complex sentence. These sentences can then be used in your biography writing later on!

1. She loved reading books because
2. She got her first job when
3. Jacqueline usually writes her books while
4. Hetty Feather is her favourite book that she has written although
5. She lived in Bath until
6. Jacqueline didn’t believe she could be an author before

 

Spellings - Complete the Summer 2 Week 5 D2 'statutory list' spelling activity on Purple Mash.

 

Afternoon activity - As we are nearing the end of the year, Miss Austerfield and Miss Law would like you to create a poster to show us what your favourite parts of year 3 have been. You can draw these things, write about them or be as creative as you like! We would love to see them to please tweet them to the school account @st_michaels_ce or email them to use on 2email on Purple Mash.

Thursday

Maths - We are going to continue to convert analogue clocks to 12hr digital clocks. Complete the worksheet below. 

Art - This week we would've been going on our Summer school trip to Whitby. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to go, but we usually visit Whitby Abbey which overlooks Whitby. We spend some time looking around and sketch the abbey. Even though we aren't able to go this week, use the image below to pretend that you are there and sketch using a pencil.

Friday

Maths - Challenge Friday!! Have a go at these White Rose Maths challenges. The answers are underneath, but no peaking until you've finished! :)

 

 

Answers

Challenge 1 - 2 cm

Challenge 2 - B

Challenge 3 - 1, 4 or 7

 

French

 

R.E - The next part of the Genesis chapter is called 'The Fall'.

Watch this video to find out what happened to Adam and Eve. Then, answer the questions below

https://request.org.uk/restart/2020/03/26/bible-quest-fall/

 

Bon Weekend!

Summer 2 Week 4 (w/c 22/06/20)

Monday

English - Today, we are doing another SPAG lesson focusing on using an apostrophe for possession. We have covered this in class so this is just a recap to refresh your memory! Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvnxhbk

Geography  - This week, let’s look at where some of Britain’s coastal towns are located. Pay close attention to the seas that surround Britain and label them too.

Tuesday

Maths - This week, it's time to move on to telling the time to the nearest minute. Have a go at the sheet below. Tip! Using a ruler to follow the minutes hand can help you get the most accurate time.

P.E - Complete the ACES competition task.  Each week there is a different challenge to complete . Look on the PE section on this website or on our Twitter account for more information. Please send the score to us and then see if, as a school, we can beat the other schools in our cluster. Have fun with these challenges but remember to take part safely, warm up and make sure an adult is with you to count and time your attempt. Enjoy!

Wednesday

English - For us to be able to write a Biography about a person, we need to collect facts about them. Here are some links to videos of Jaqueline Wilson talking about her life, influences and interests. Watch the videos (you can pause them as much as you like) and make notes of facts which you feel are important about Jaqueline Wilson. Below, we've added an example of how you could organise your notes. This will then make it easier to write your biography next week, as they will already be organised into 4 paragraphs.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8zYN7_tx0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWkjt7oLJWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tptT9h96gLk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBS18DQluzk

Taking notes is like hunting for treasure. You need to separate the valuable gold from the useless rocks! You can also use the text you looked at last week to scan for more facts!

Spellings - Complete the Summer 2 Week 3 'statutory list' spelling activity on Purple Mash.

 

Seen as the English activity is a long one, that's it for today!

If you feel like you'd like to do some more, you can always continue with the Art/DT projects from the previous 2 weeks.  

Thursday

Maths - Use the rhyme below and the knuckle trick to help you learn how many days there are in each month. Complete the sheet below. 

On Purple Mash, complete the activity 'Years and Months'.

Computing -  Complete the lesson and activities on BBC Bitesize 'What are viruses and malware?'

Viruses and malware are programs that can damage digital devices such as phones, tablets, computers or watches.

Learn the basics of computer viruses and malware and practise your typing skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztpfxbk

Friday

French -  Join in with the French lesson!

Year 3

Lesson Start Time: 11.00am

Must be online for: 10.55am

Link: https://zoom.us/j/138775706?pwd=Ly9ZS1dkNlZiVG1tUXQ5MXg5QXU3Zz09

Password: SalutBex

R.E - Thinking about how God intended his world to be cared for, order these from the one you most agree with, to the one you least agree with. Explain your answers for each! This is all your own opinion. What you may agree with, your parents or friends may not!

 

Have a truly wonderful weekend!

 Summer 2 Week 3 (w/c 15/06/20)

Monday

English - Today, we are doing a SPAG lesson focusing on using an apostrophe for contraction. We have covered this many times in class so this is just a recap to refresh your memory! 

Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson. Use the contractions word mat below to help you. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhcsvk7

Geography 

1. Now that you understand what a coast is, look at this satellite map of the UK. What do you notice about the UK's coastline? Is it the same in every part of the UK? Use the words on the map to help you. 

2. We have zoomed in on some coastlines on the second picture. What is similar and what is different about these coastlines? You could present your answers in different ways like we do in class. You could split your page into 2, annotate the pictures or use 2 different colours for the similarities and differences.

Tuesday

Maths - Today we are going to continue with learning the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Today's worksheet has a few tricky problem solving and reasoning questions. Remember to persevere with these - they may take a little longer to work out! 

P.E - Complete the ACES competition  task.  Due to school closures, we can't continue our usual competition calendar, but don't worry! Each week there is a different challenge to complete . Look on the PE section on this website or on our Twitter account for more information. Send the score to us and then see if, as a school, we can beat the other schools in our cluster. Have fun with these challenges but remember to take part safely, warm up and make sure an adult is with you to count and time your attempt.

Wednesday

English - We are going to start looking at biographies. 

  • Biographical writing is about someone else’s life. It is about a real person but written by someone else.
  • A biography highlights the key events that have happened in their life, sometimes talking about their childhood.
  • A biography can be written about someone who alive or not alive.

Underneath there is part of Jacqueline Wilson's biography (the author of our core books; Hetty Feather and Buried Alive) Read the text and answer the retrieval questions by scanning and skimming.

Spellings - Complete the Summer 2 Week 2 ‘s’ sound spelt 'ce' spelling activity on Purple Mash.

Art/DT - Again, choose an activity from this sheet. You could either do 1 a week or do them all as a project!

 

Thursday

Maths - Have a go at last week's White Rose Maths Hub Family Challenge. Try questions 1, 2, 3 and 4. The answers are on the second sheet but don't peek at them until you've finished! Let us know how  you got on with this through 2email on Purple Mash. We'd love to hear all about it!

Music - Use this BBC Bitesize activity to help you learn about melody and pitch.  We have learned about this with Mr Tattersfield during Musical Worship on a Thursday, so it is a recap!We know that you all love to sing, so this activity helps you to learn how to sing using melody and pitch. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7f72sg

Friday

French -  Join in with the French lesson!

Year 3

Lesson Start Time: 11.00am

Must be online for: 10.55am

Link: https://zoom.us/j/138775706?pwd=Ly9ZS1dkNlZiVG1tUXQ5MXg5QXU3Zz09

Password: SalutBex

R.E - In the Bible, God gave humans some instructions once he had created Earth. How do you think God wants humans to treat God's creation? Do you think that humans are following God's instructions? 

Extra activities

These activities were from half term,  however you can always do them when you've got some spare time. 

1. Scavenger Hunt - Go on a walk and complete the scavenger hunt below. The aim is to get as many points as you can by spotting the items on your walk.

2. Origami Fun - Follow this easy video to make your very own origami dog. Maybe you could try making other animals too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVppdfYOx8

3. Picture It! Take some photos while you go for a walk. Use the app 'Pic Collage' to make a picture diary of your day/week.

4. Sunflower Race - Plant 3 or 4 sunflower seeds and see which grows first. Give one more water, one more light etc. Keep a photo diary of how they grow.

5. Nature Rainbow - Create a beautiful rainbow using leaves and petals from in the garden/local area. Do you know the names of the flowers?

6. Zoo Visit - Visit London Zoo and learn about an animal or two! https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/virtual-london-zoo

7. What time is it? Create a clock using paper plates!

8. Make someone smile! Write a letter or postcard to a friend or family member. Add a picture too! It will really brighten up their day!

9. Let's Draw! Can you draw an alien, sausage dog or an owl? Try using these videos! http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

10. Disney Day! Watch your favourite Disney film (free trial on Disney+) and write about why it is your favourite film.

11. Purple Mash - Look on Purple Mash for some fun games.

12. Keep Fit - Follow this Just Dance video to keep fit! You could even make up your own dance to your favourite song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YteMhrQvfCo

13. Beautiful Day! It's going to be a lovely week. Why not have a beach picnic in the garden? Get your towel, read a magazine, maybe have an ice cream and listen to some summer songs!

14. Snake Craft! Create a paper chain snake with a forked tongue.

Maths Activities

White Rose Maths 

Use the activities below to consolidate the fractions work that we did in class. Videos that link to these objectives can be found on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Wider Curriculum

In the next half term, we were going to be learning about...

RE: What do Christians learn from the creation story?

Geography: Coasts

Please see the documents below to help you with this.

Computing

Below are our Curriculum Mats for this half term. They include all the information that the children would've been covering in the Topics. 

Other useful learning sites and links