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Home Learning

Date Set: Friday 14th May

Date Due:  Friday 21st May

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

    
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

 

Watch this video about adding fractions. Can you use the video to teach someone at home how to add fractions with the same denominator? Focus on adding two fractions.

10 mins

This week, we have added fractions with the same denominator.

Preparation

 

Play this game to revise telling the time.

Make a note in your home learning book to record which level you played.

10 mins

Our next block of learning in Maths is Time.

Consolidation

 

Spot the suffix! Choose any book (it can be fiction or non-fiction) and search for words spelt with a suffix. Can you find ten words and copy them into your home learning book?

 

10 mins

 

This week, we have practised using suffixes –ful and

 –less to convert nouns to adjectives.

 

Preparation

 

Can you persuade someone at home to play a game with you? What kind of words will you use to convince them to play? Write some of the phrases you use in your home learning book.

 

10 mins

 

Our new Talk for Writing unit is Persuasive Texts.

 

Topic

 

Use Google Maps to take a virtual field trip to a mountain, river or island. Make notes in your home learning book to record your trip.

 

20 mins

 

We have been learning about physical features in Geography.

Date Set: Friday 7th May

Date Due:  Friday 14th May

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

    
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

 

Use these fraction strips  to investigate fractions that are equal to ½, 1/3 and 1/4. Write at least three sets of equivalent fractions in your home learning book.

10 mins

This week, we have been learning to recognise equivalent fractions in diagrams.

Preparation

 

Draw pizzas and divide them into slices to show halves, thirds, quarters and sixths. Order the size of the slices from smallest to largest.

10 mins

 

Next week we will order fractions with different denominators.

Consolidation

 

Read a story of your choice and find examples of expanded noun phrases. How many adjectives are used in each one? You can also do this activity with a non-fiction text: do you find expanded noun phrases there, too?

 

15 mins

 

This week, we have used expanded noun phrases to plan characters and settings for our independent stories.

 

Preparation

 

Plan a sentence with three ideas that you can include in your independent wish story next week. 

 

5 mins

 

This will be one of the success criteria for our writing next week.

 

Topic

 

Design a poster to tell people what the word ‘Trinity’ means to Christians. Remember to include God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

 

20 mins

 

We have explored the nature of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit based on stories from the Bible.

Date Set: Friday 30th April

Date Due:  Friday 7th May

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

    
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

 

Use any small objects that you have at home to find these unit fractions:

1/3 of 21

1/4 of 32

1/5 of 20

1/8 of 56

Remember that the denominator of each fraction tells us how many equal groups to make with the objects.

15 mins

We have been finding (unit) fractions of amounts this week, using counting objects and diagrams to support our calculations.

Preparation

Use your answers from the task above to work out these non-unit fractions:

2/3 of 21

3/4 of 32  

5 mins

 

Next week, we will continue finding non-unit fractions of amounts.

Consolidation

 

Watch this video to revise expanded noun phrases. Then, write five expanded noun phrases to describe items in your home. Don’t forget the commas!

 

10 mins

 

This week, we have revised expanded noun phrases and aimed to use them in our innovated writing.

 

Preparation

 

Complete the apostrophe activity in the resources folder (above).  

5 mins

 

We will be working on possessive apostrophes next week.

 

Topic

 

Complete the Skara Brae wordsearch you took home. Then use a dictionary (book or online) to look up the meanings of some of the words you found (at least three, please).

Extra challenge: can you use the words you looked up to write sentences about Skara Brae?

20 mins

 

We took a ‘virtual field trip’ to Skara Brae during our History lesson this week.

Date Set: Friday 23rd April

Date Due: Friday 30th April

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

    
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

 

Complete the fractions homework task that you have taken home. If you chose to take the Discussion Problems home, remember this is an extra challenge!

15 mins

These tasks follow directly on from the work we did in class on Friday.

Preparation

Share groups of objects at home and describe each share as a fraction of the whole group.  

5 mins

 

Next week, we will be finding fractions of amounts.

Consolidation

 

Practise retelling the model text (see resources folder). We’d love to see some photos from the children who are planning to tell the story to their siblings and pets!

 

15 mins

This week, we have been learning “The King of the Fishes.”

Preparation

 

Ask some of the people in your family what they would wish for, if the King of the Fishes granted them a wish. Can you create one family wish to make them all come true, as Li did in the model text?

 

5 mins

 

Next week, we will plan and write innovated stories based on “The King of the Fishes.”

 

Topic

Create a picture inspired by “Still life with apples” by Paul Cezanne. You can use anything you have to hand at home.

20 mins

 

See the weekly update for photos of the work we have done in class.

 

 

Date Set: Thursday 1st April

Date Due: Friday 23rd April

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Play the Loop Card game to practise the times tables of your choice.

15 mins

 

Fluent recall of tables facts supports many different areas in Maths.

Preparation

 

Watch this Teacher Talk on BBC iPlayer to help you recall your previous learning about fractions.

 

5 mins

Our next unit in Maths will be Fractions.

Consolidation

 

Watch this short video about using inverted commas for speech and take the quiz to check your understanding.

 

5 mins

 

This week, we have been discussing how to punctuate direct speech in stories.

 

Preparation

Choose a short poem or song and write it into your home learning book in your very best cursive handwriting.

 

15 mins

 

Next term, we will continue working on using cursive writing consistently in all our written work.

 

Reading Planet

Read as much as you can during the holidays! There are two new books assigned for you in Reading Planet. Use the same log-in details as you had during remote learning earlier this term.

20 mins

 

Reading every day supports our learning across the whole curriculum!

 

Date Set: Friday 26th March

Date Due: Thursday 1st April

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Make a perimeter person (or robot)! You can print out cm squared paper from the resources file, above. There are some photos there, too, to give you ideas. Make sure you use whole squares and, when you have finished, count all around the edge to find out your person’s perimeter.

15 mins

 

This week we identified perimeters of areas in school and measured the perimeters of 2D shapes.

Preparation

Play Hit the Button – choose Number Bonds, then Subtraction up to 20 or Subtraction up to 100.

5 mins

 

Next week, we are going to recap subtraction and practising these number bonds will be good preparation.

Consolidation

 

Write four sentences about your weekend. Each sentence should contain three ideas: there are some examples from our model text in the resources file, above.

 

10 mins

 

This week, we used ‘sentences of three’ when writing our story innovations.

 

Preparation

Create a character that you might meet in a story. You can draw the character and you should write a few sentences to describe them.

 

10 mins

 

Next week, we will develop independent stories inspired by ‘Wanda and the Toad’.

 

Consolidation

Think of three ways you can help other people. It could be people at home, at school or in our wider community. Write your ideas in your home learning book or, if you are able to act on some of your ideas, stick in a photograph.

15 mins

 

In RE, we learned about some of the ways Rev. Andy works to bring God’s Kingdom to Earth by supporting others.

 

Date set: Friday 19th March

Date due: Friday 26th March

 

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the lengths of three objects at home. Add the three lengths together. How many different ways can you record your answer?

10 mins

 

This week, we converted measurements into like units so that we could add them to find a total length.

Preparation

 Watch this short video clip about perimeters. Can you measure the perimeter of a room in your house by counting your steps? Perhaps you can measure an outdoor space, too.

10 mins

 

Next week, we will measure and calculate perimeters using standard units of measure.

Consolidation

 

Read or listen to a story at home and then identify the main character(s). Write at least three adjectives to describe each character you identified. Do your adjectives tell us how the character looks, feels or behaves?

 

10 mins

 

This week, we identified the three main characters in the story, ‘Wanda and the Toad’.

 

Preparation

 

Think of three different situations in which you might have to learn to do something difficult. Draw pictures or write sentences to show your ideas.

 

10 mins

 

Next week, we will plan story innovations using ‘Wanda and the Toad’.

 

Consolidation

 

Use a globe, atlas or digital map to show someone at home the location of modern Greece. Use the internet to research some modern Greek foods and places that people like to visit. You can also watch this video to find out how to say ‘Hello’ in Greek.

 

15 mins

 

This week, we compared the size of modern Greece with the Alexendrian Empire in 323BC

Date Set: Friday 11th December

Date Due: Friday 18th December

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Teach someone at home how to find out whether a big number is a multiple of 3 by adding the digits together!

5 mins

 

We learned this trick during our problem-solving and reasoning in Maths this week.

Preparation

 Explore the assigned activity on Classroom Secrets Kids:

The 4x Table Year 3 Lesson Slides.

There are a lot of slides: don’t worry if you don’t finish them all in the allocated time.

15-20 mins

 

We will continue to explore the relationships between facts in the multiplication tables.

Consolidation

 

Complete the assigned activity on Classroom Secrets Kids:

Christmas Homophones!

 

15 mins

 

We learned about homophones earlier this term: do you remember which spellings to use?

 

Preparation

 

Read/share a story that is set at Christmas. You can use a book or a read-along story on YouTube.

 

5-10 mins

 

We will be writing some festive stories next week.

 

Consolidation

 

Investigate magnetism at home. How many objects can you find that are attracted to a magnet? What materials are they made of?

10 mins

 

Our results in Science proved that only some metal objects were attracted to our magnets.

 

 

Date Set: Friday 4th December

Date Due: Friday 11th December

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Complete the Classroom Secrets Homework Extension Activity in your book bag:

Year 3, Block 3, Step 1 – Equal Groups

15 mins

 

We have begun our block of work on Multiplication and Division

Preparation

 

Play Hit the Button, choosing 4x table. How many correct answers can you score in one minute? Can you improve your score?

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

 

5 mins

 

Instant recall of these tables facts will be very useful in Maths next week.

 

Consolidation

 

Amisi hid inside a fig… Where would you hide to escape from a hungry cobra, crocodile or jackal? Draw a picture of your plan.

 

10 mins

We have been learning the story of Amisi and the Fig.

Preparation

 

Read/share a story. How do you know when a character is speaking? How is speech marked in the printed text?

 

5 mins

 

We will be learning grammar conventions for writing speech in stories.

 

Consolidation

 

Talk to someone at home about your Christingle and explain what it represents. This website may help:

https://tinyurl.com/yyrk56tx

 

10 mins

 

We made Christingles during our virtual ‘Messy Church’ afternoon.

 

Date Set: Friday 27th November

Date Due: Friday 4th December

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Play the assigned game on Classroom Secrets Kids and use addition and subtraction to solve the Christmas word problems:

Year 3 Christmas Measures Activity (Don’t forget that your log-on is in your planner!)

15 mins

 

This week we have used inverse operations to check our answers to addition and subtraction questions.

 

Preparation

 

Keep practising your 4x table! You can make the matching cards game, if you wish

(see the resources link above).

10 mins

 

We are going to have a no-stakes tables test next week.

 

Consolidation

 

Use a dictionary to look up and define three words from your spellings.

10 mins

 

We used dictionaries to help us with unfamiliar vocabulary in a text about Tutankhamun’s tomb.  

 

Preparation

 

Share a story at home and talk about the setting. How does the setting determine the characters and objects in the story?

 

10 mins

 

Our new Talk for Writing text is a story set in Egypt.

 

Consolidation

 

Watch this video:

https://tinyurl.com/nx5euqx

Now try the coin experiment on two different surfaces. How does it compare to our experiment with the toy car at school?

10 mins

 

We have investigated the amount of force needed to move a toy car across different surfaces.

 

Date Set: Friday 20th November

Date Due: Friday 27th November

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Play the assigned game on Classroom Secrets Kids:

Year 3 Subtract 3 Digits from 3 Digits

15 mins

 

This week we used different calculation strategies to subtract 3 digits from 3 digits.

Preparation

 

Make a paper fortune teller and use it to practise your 4x table!

(See the resources link above)

10 mins

 

We are going to learn our 4x tables next!

 

Consolidation

 

Complete the assigned Reading Comprehension on Classroom Secrets Kids:

 Year 3 Summarising Paragraphs

 

15 mins

We summarised information from a photograph in VIPERS this week.

Preparation

 

What do you know about Egypt?

Can you:

  • find Egypt on a world map or globe?
  • name five animals that live in Egypt?
  • name two fruits that are grown in Egypt?

Record your answers in your home learning book.

 

10 mins

 

Our next Talk for Writing text is a story set in Egypt.

 

Consolidation

 

Watch this Blue Peter video clip about anti-bullying ambassador, Julian Frood.

5 mins

 

This week has been anti-bullying week and we made a display about how we choose to treat others.

 

Date Set: Friday 13th November

Date Due: Friday 20th November

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Play the assigned game on Classroom Secrets Kids:

Year 3 Check Answers

15 mins

 

Many of our reasoning questions in Maths have involved finding missing numbers by using inverse operations.

Preparation

 

Watch this great new video!

https://tinyurl.com/y64j9kka

5 mins

 

We are going to learn our 4x tables next!

 

Consolidation

 

Read/share a story. Find ten adverbs in the text and copy them into your home learning book.

 

10 mins

We have been identifying adverbs in GPV.

Preparation

 

 Write a sentence for each of your spelling words this week.

 

10 mins

 

We will be exploring the rule for creating adverbs from adjectives ending in y.

 

Consolidation

 

Watch this video of Yuni Marimba playing the xylophone:

https://tinyurl.com/yxjcezts

Can you remember the difference between a xylophone and a glockenspiel?

 

5 mins

Maybe one day we will be able to play like this!

 

Date Set: Friday 6th November

Date Due: Friday 13th November

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Play the assigned game on Classroom Secrets Kids:

Add 2-digit and 3-digit numbers

10 mins

 

We have been adding two digit and three digit numbers with exchanges.

Preparation

 

Look out for numbers in the environment (at home or when you are out for a walk). When you see a number, call it out and then double it.

10 mins

 

Our Maths frequency next week will involve doubling.

 

Consolidation

 

Read/share a text that contains instructions (e.g. an online recipe or a car manual). Find ten imperative (bossy) verbs in the text and copy them into your home learning book.

10 mins

We have been identifying imperative verbs in our Talk for Writing text.

Preparation

 

 Write a short instruction text with the heading, “How to use a knife and fork to eat your food.”

Remember to use numbered steps and imperative (bossy) verbs.

 

10 mins

 

We will be writing more instructions after half-term.

 

Consolidation

 

Make a Remembrance display in a window at home. Take a photograph or draw a picture of your display.

10 mins

 

We have reflected on the importance of the poppy to people in our community.

Date Set: Friday 23rd October

Date Due: Friday 6th November

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Play the assigned game on Classroom Secrets Kids:

3 times table game with flashcards

5 mins

 

We have been practising the three times table in lots of different ways.

Preparation

 

Play your choice of Number Bonds games on Hit the Button:

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

Record your scores in your home learning book.

10 mins

 

Being able to recall number bonds will be useful as we continue extending our addition and subtraction skills next half-term.

 

Consolidation

 

Play the Small Town Superheroes homophone game:

https://tinyurl.com/y99k2mao

Use the yellow arrows to navigate to Steve’s part of the map and click on the castle.

10 mins

We have been learning to spell homophones and recognising when to use each spelling.

Preparation

Watch the assigned video tutorial on Classroom Secrets Kids:

Year 3 defining words in context

10 mins

 

We will be working with instruction texts after half-term.

 

 

 

Date Set: Friday 16th October

Date Due: Friday 23rd October

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Complete the Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenge: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Choose Level 3,   Subtraction, Three-digits minus Tens. Give yourself a generous time interval to begin with and have a pencil and paper handy to use some of the strategies we practised this week.

10 mins

This week, we subtracted multiples of ten from three-digit numbers. The strategies we used included regrouping, counting back and using known number bonds.

Preparation

 

Watch the video clip:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9y9d7y

Choose one strategy to practise.

5 mins

 

Being able to use mental strategies will help in our work with bigger numbers next week.

 

Consolidation

Plan and write a three-sentence story to share at home. You can print or copy the story mountain: it is in the resources folder.

15 mins

 

We have created some amazing stories in our Talk for Writing sessions this week!

 

Preparation

Find opaque and transparent objects in and around your home. Take photographs or make a list in your home learning book.

10 mins

 

This week, we have used the key vocabulary ‘opaque’ and ‘transparent’ during our investigation of shadows.

 

 

 

Date Set: Friday 9th October

Date Due: Friday 16th October

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Complete the Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenge:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Choose Level 3,   Subtraction, Three-digits minus Ones. Give yourself a generous time interval to begin with and have a pencil and paper handy to use some of the strategies we practised this week.

10 mins

This week, we subtracted single-digit numbers from three-digit numbers. The strategies we used included regrouping, counting back and known number bonds.

Preparation

 

How many different three-digit numbers can you make with a 5 in the tens? Write them in your book.  

5 mins

 

Next week, we will be adding and subtracting three digits and tens.

 

Consolidation

Learn a new word! Tell it to Mrs Jameson next week. Make sure you know what it means!

5 mins

 

We have been collecting new vocabulary and adding it to our Magpie board.

Preparation

Choose a favourite story and try to summarise it in three sentences!

10 mins

 

Next week, we will be writing three-sentence and five-sentence stories!

 

Preparation

 

Make shadows using your choice of light source. Take photos or draw around the shadows to record your work. Don’t forget to record the light source you used.

 

10 mins

Next week in Science, we will be investigating ways of changing shadows.

 

 

Date Set: Friday 2nd October

Date Due: Friday 9th October

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Complete the Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenge:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Choose Level 3,   Addition, Three-digits and Ones. Give yourself a generous time interval to begin with and have a pencil and paper handy to use some of the strategies we practised this week.

10 mins

This week, we added single-digit numbers to three-digit numbers. We used Base 10, place value charts and number lines.

Preparation

 

Practise your three times tables:

https://tinyurl.com/nrlkrrb

5 mins

Next week, we will do more fluency work using the three times tables.

Consolidation

 

Tell your innovated version of Nail Soup to someone at home, using all the actions! (Was your story about a builder, a dancer, a doctor or a police officer?)

10 mins

 

This week, we finished the innovation phase of our Talk for Writing work on Nail Soup and began to plan independent writing.

 

Preparation

 

Read an extract from an information book (or website). Can you write down two key facts you have learned?

 

10 mins

Next week, we will be using non-fiction texts to retrieve information.

Consolidation

 

Follow the History link in the Topic resources (see top of this page). Scroll down until you find the house histories. Choose a house number and ask an adult to help you choose one of the families who lived there. Draw a picture of the family, labelling it with as many names and ages as you can. Don’t forget to record their address!

 

10 mins

In History, we have been using a variety of different resources to learn about Saltaire.

 

 

Date Set: Friday 25th September

Date Due: Friday 2nd October

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

Complete the comparing and ordering activities:

https://tinyurl.com/pfwlaod  

10 mins

This week, we compared and ordered three-digit numbers.

Preparation

 

Practise adding single digits to multiples of 100. This song may help!

https://tinyurl.com/y27l337t

 

5 mins

Next week, we will be working on addition.

Consolidation

 

Explain to someone at home why we use past tense verbs (e.g. ‘was’) when we are talking about History.

 

5 mins

This week, as Sentence Doctors, we corrected sentences with incorrect tense.

Preparation

 

Write four sentences about your weekend. Begin your sentences with these words:

First…                  Then…

After that…            Finally…

10 mins

Next week, we will be using a toolkit of sentence openers to sequence events in our stories.

Consolidation

 

Think of some things we can do that help to take care of our natural world.

10 mins

 

In RE this week, we learned that Christians believe they have a responsibility to care for God’s Creation.

 

 

 

Date Set: Friday 18th September

Date Due: Friday 25th September

 

                        MATHS        

ENGLISH

TOPIC

       
 

What is my Home Learning task?

How long should it take me?

Where will it fit into my learning at school?

Consolidation

 

Do the number square challenge:

https://nrich.maths.org/8169

Record your strategy in your home learning book.

 

10 mins

 

This week, we used Base 10 materials and a number square to prove that 10 tens = 1 hundred.

Preparation

 

Practise counting in hundreds up to 1000.

Which number is half-way between 0 and 1000?

 

5 mins

Next week, we will be placing 3-digit numbers on a 0-1000 number line.

Consolidation

 

Make a poster for a missing pet – remember to write the pet’s name and what it likes to eat. You may even choose to offer a reward!

10 mins

 

Our class novel is Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. Several pampered pets have gone missing from their homes!

Preparation

 

Begin to think about the ingredients your character will add to their soup in your story.

 

5 mins

 

This week, we finished learning the story “Nail Soup” and began working on our own variations.

 

Consolidation

 

Look for reflective surfaces at home and when you are out and about. Make a list in your home learning book, using words or pictures.

 

10 mins

In Science this week, we learned that some surfaces are especially good at reflecting light.

 

 

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