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The general information about home learning page has been updated - please have a read.
Also please check your emails for your child's Nessy, that and TTRS are great for practising basic skills.
Subject pages are now frozen - feel free to complete more activities if you like but all home learning for Year 3 is now on this page.
A Message from Mr Atkinson
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Good morning Year 3, are you excited for the summer holidays yet? This term has been really bizarre and I have missed teaching all of you so much.
I hope you have a lovely summer and can't wait to see you all next year when you'll be big Year 4s!
We are on chapter 7 now but you can find all of the chapters on Youtube for you to listen to at your pleasure over the summer holidays. Chapter 7 can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THqrTp8xUqc&safe=true
I have included a workbook from Talk 4 Writing which should keep you going with your reading for a little while. If you enjoy it, there are plenty of other stories to be found on the Talk 4 Writing website here: https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/
Remember you can keep revising and practicing your Maths by going on Times Table Rockstars and using the White Rose Maths Website here: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/parent-workbooks/
For your topic activities, I have discovered some cool and pretty flower crafts for you to try. Remember to email pictures of your artwork!
Tuesday 7th July 2020
Good morning Year 3, I'm looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow!
Chapter 6 of our story can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDqnokxJNMM&safe=true
Have a listen to chapter 6 and then have a go at these writing activities.
We're up to chapter 6 of our story now, it's getting really good! Have a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDqnokxJNMM&safe=true
I have found some arts and crafts activities for you to have a go at this week. I would love to see what you create!
You can also have a go at making a dragon's breakfast using the recipe you made!
Have a good week :)
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Good morning Year 3, I hope you have enjoyed your week. I don't know about you guys but I wish the weather would make up its mind!
Chapter 5 of our story can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDYGEJUm2Ss&safe=true
I thought chapter 5 was very funny - the poor cat! Have a go at writing what would happen in your house if you hatched a dragon.
Your top priority reading job is to listen to the next chapter of our story; chapter 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDYGEJUm2Ss&safe=true
To practice your reading, have a look at these stories and answer the questions.
Remember to keep up with your TTRS to practice your times tables and have a go at the Maths challenge below.
For your topic activities this week, I have included a plant drawing game!
Tuesday 23rd March 2020
Good morning Year 3, I am so excited to see you all tomorrow at the Year 3 picnic! I have my fingers crossed for bright sunshine.
Chapter 4 of our story can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPxAvQQv4v8
Once you have listened to chapter 4 of the story, you can have a go at these writing activities.
Chapter 4 of our story can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPxAvQQv4v8
You can also have a go at reading these short stories and answering the questions.
Well done to all of you having a go at the Maths each week, some of the questions are really tricky! Here is this weeks Maths for you:
For your Topic activities this week, I thought we could do some DT (Design and Technology). Have a look at the website and the documents below for ideas and instructions!
Dragon crafts webpage: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/dragons
These dragons would make great stick puppets! Just cut them out and stick them to lolly pop sticks. You could perform a play with them and maybe even record it!
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Good morning Year 3! I hope you enjoyed the second chapter of our story. I've heard that some of you have been eager beavers and carried on listening/reading the story which is fab!
The next chapter can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvK4PSkDNJU
For your writing challenge this week, I have chosen a creepy looking picture of a dragon lair for you to describe. I can't wait to read your setting descriptions!
To complete your next writing challenge, you will need to read/listen to the third chapter of our book.
Lastly, some spelling practice. Can you revise some of the suffixes you've learnt so far?
As always, your top priority reading challenge is to listen to the next chapter of the story. We're on chapter 3 now which you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvK4PSkDNJU
Once you have listened to it, have a go at answering these questions.
I have also included some topical reading comprehensions for you to have a go at. In each document, there is two different difficulties and the answers are included as well... no peeking until you've answered the questions!
For your Maths, you can still access BBC bitesize for daily lessons or have a go at your Times Table Rockstars. I am keeping an eye on who has been practising the most in our class!
For your topic lessons this week, we're going to get crafty!
You can have a go at some or all of these depending on how much you want to challenge yourself.
1) Make your own dragon egg. (There are some excellent tutorials on Youtube).
2) Sketch a dragon fruit (or any fruit you have at home).
3) Make a dragon finger puppet! - This idea came from Maya. Here is a link to a website with instructions: https://craftsbyamanda.com/dragon-finger-puppets/
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Good morning Year 3! Did you enjoy the first chapter of our new story? I think it's going to be a good one!
To hear the next chapter, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErkK1ggfeec&safe=true
Your writing challenges this week are going to need lots of imagination. For the first activity, I would like you to try and think of the funniest things that dragons do that cucumbers do not. Make me laugh if you can!
For the second writing activity, I would like you to be really imaginative. I would like you to describe (in lots of detail) what creature you would like to grow in the garden. Think about what it would look like, what it would like to eat/drink, what sounds does it make, what habitat it would live in etc.
The most important reading job this week is to listen to the next chapter of 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErkK1ggfeec&t=81s&safe=true
Your second and third reading jobs are to read the texts below and answer the questions. You can write the answers down or talk about them with an adult. The answers are on the bottom of the sheets so don't peek until you're ready to check your work.
For your Maths, you can head to the BBC bitesize website for daily Maths lessons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons
Your 'Can Do Maths' challenge this week is below.
Your topic lessons are all related to flowers and plants this week. Watch this video to give you a better understanding of the parts of a flower: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-the-anatomy-of-the-flower/zjmhkmn
I can't wait to see all your hard work!
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Good morning Year 3, I hope you all had a lovely half term. I have been very busy preparing for this new term and have some exciting activities for you linked to our new topic book. Drum roll please...
Our new book is called The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd. Take a look at the front cover below:
I know that we are all very busy at home but I would ask that you please listen to the first chapter being read on Youtube (by the author!) because when we go back to school, it would be great for you guys to have listened to as much of the story as possible. You can find the story on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frxWWOh0cow
Your two writing challenges are the documents below. If you haven't got a printer at home, all of the activities can be done on plain paper instead. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Your top priority reading task is to listen to the first chapter of our new book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frxWWOh0cow
You can also login to Nessy here: https://learn.nessy.com/account/login#/accountLogin
Of course, the more reading you do, the better! Read the following story below and then have a go at the worksheets.
For your Maths task, you can visit the Bitesize 'Daily Lessons' here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1
I would like you to have a go at the 'Can Do Maths' questions which will help you recap and practice some of our basic skills. There are 4 Maths 'Work Outs' over two sheets.
All of our topic work will be related to our topic book 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'.
Watch this video that shows how rain collects and falls on leaves. https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities/whats-going-on/wet-and-not-so-wet-leaves/classroom then answer the questions on the sheet below.
Next, some Art!
Lastly, while the weather is still beautiful, why not go on a 'Thinking Walk' with your family? Think about how plants help us to feel good. You could take some photographs or record your thoughts in a diary or on video. Think about what the walk would be like with no plants. How would our lives be different if the world didn't have plants?
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Good morning Year 3, I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine and extra time outside! I have been busy doing work on my laptop in preparation for the next few weeks and all the boring stuff like cleaning my house. I have also been practicing my British Sign Language because college is closed and I'm learning from home too! If you haven't seen it, here's my attempt at signing to Dance Monkey by Tones and I.
I have also received some more of your lovely work. Here's a gallery of some of the pictures I received:
Noah the Science Elf has also treated us to a Science experiment! Check it out here:
For our English challenge this week, I would like you to read (or listen) to the story called 'Journey to the Jungle' by Maria Richards. If you would like to listen to it, clink on this link: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/jungle/s-4Ye8khPyx1x
Once you have read/listened to it, have a go at the following sheets. I have included a list of definitions for words you might not know.
Congratulations to Ethan for emailing me with the correct solution to last week's Maths challenge!
The solution is:
The man and the chicken cross the river, (the fox and corn are safe together), he leaves the chicken on the other side and goes back across.
The man then takes the fox across the river, and since he can't leave the fox and chicken together, he brings the chicken back.
Again, since the chicken and corn can't be left together, he leaves the chicken and he takes the corn across and leaves it with the fox.
He then returns to pick up the chicken and heads across the river one last time.
Watch this clip to see it in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im9FwSGAHNU
Your challenge this week is to play on Times Table Rockstars as much as you can! Year 3 need some more wins so it is going to be a team effort to play as much as possible! If you need any help with logging on, please feel free to email me or Mr Barnard.
Remember you can still head to the Maths page of the website to find some great websites or you can continue with 'Can Do Maths'.
Good luck and have a great week!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Good morning Year 3. I hope you've had a lovely week. I have had a very quiet week this week with a poorly tooth so I haven't been up to much exciting. However, I have had lots of photographs and work sent to me by you guys which has really cheered me up! Please send all work and photographs to me by 12.30pm on Tuesday to make sure all your work is showcased on the Wednesday.
Take a look below at the slideshow below, it includes:
Evie sent me an email for you guys to read all about her seeds she has planted. It said...
Last week when I was in school, I was lucky enough to see a vixen (the name of a female fox) and her 3 fox cubs in the wildlife area. I managed to capture one of them on camera which I would like to share with you.
To stick with the fox theme, I have decided to make your challenges fox related this week!
Read this non-fiction text about foxes below and then answer the questions using the information in the text to help you.
Maths and Problem Solving Challenge:
For your Maths challenge this week, please head over to the Maths page on the school website where there is plenty of Maths ideas. Mr Barnard has uploaded each year group's Maths from 'Can Do Maths'.
Sadly this is the last week that White Rose Maths will be providing free worksheets but you can also head to this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons which has powerpoints and activities to learn from each day!
Your problem solving challenge is below. Please email me what you believe the solution is by Tuesday 19th May at 12.30pm! I will announce on Wednesday who found the correct solution and post the correct answer.
Good luck and have a fantastic week.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Good morning Year 3. I can't believe it's May already! I don't know about you guys, but I've struggled to get myself motivated this week and I'm learning that it's OK to have days where we feel a bit sad or bored. I've been trying to keep my head up and keep myself busy to get back into the swing of things.
Taking part in the challenges set by you lot has definitely kept me smiling! I hope you didn't laugh at me too much dressed up as Elsa. If you haven't seen it, you can check out all the teachers who have taken part in challenges on the Cashes Green Facebook page and on the Sport and Wellbeing page of the Cashes Green website.
I have also tried out some more baking... It went much better than my first attempt! Would you agree?
To keep myself smiling in other ways, I have been doing some reading on my tablet, growing flowers and doing some more crochet!
Of course, what gets me through the week the most is seeing and hearing about all the wonderful work and activities you have been doing at home. Maya made some dandelion honey this week and wrote me some instructions on how to make it, thank you Maya!
Millie has also been working hard. Take a look at her completed reading challenge, NHS poster, her yummy cake and 'Be Kind' artwork. You can also find her Geography work on the Geography page. Fantastic job Millie!
Lewis sent me a picture of him with his beautiful rainbow. It certainly made me smile!
Remember it is perfectly fine to have our low moments. Keeping ourselves busy is a great way to feel better. Why not have a go at the writing and Maths activities below? Or you can head over to the other subject pages to have a try at different activities. Mr Barnard is recommending 'White Rose Maths' and 'Can Do Maths' on the Maths page. We are also hoping you have been keeping up with Times Table Rockstars.
Keep smiling and keep safe Year 3. I'm missing you all lots.
Watch this fascinating clip from The Literacy Shed all about Pandora from the film Avatar.
You have the choice of the following tasks all about Pandora.
For your Maths this week, I have prepared some questions all about Pandora. Remember to watch the clip above first!
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Good morning Year 3! Another week has passed and it seemed to fly by. Did it go by quickly for you?
This week I have been busy doing all my work on my laptop and getting my daily exercise. The weather has been so lovely so I have enjoyed going for walks around my local area.
I have also enjoyed receiving emails from you guys, I thought I would showcase some of the amazing work I have been sent:
I've had some awesome pieces of artwork including Space-Bat-Angel-Dragons by Freddie, Lewis and Hayden.
Penny has been busy making an Iron Man from junk modelling. I'm very impressed with all your creativity! :)
Listen to the recording of chapter 1 of 'The Man Who Bought a Mountain' on Youtube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5AvmsRqADU
You can read along with the lady on the video or using the text below. You can pause the video at any point to answer the questions on the activity sheet.
We are going to recap on tenths.
Remember if you have any questions, feel free to email me!
Have fun with the activities this week and I look forward to seeing all your hard work!
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Good morning Year 3 and Happy Easter! I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your Easter holidays and didn't eat TOO much chocolate. I also hope you have seen and enjoyed our Cashes Green Easter video that is on the homepage. It was lots of fun to make and we all found it very funny to watch.
Since my last update, I have been keeping very busy at home. Although I do still have my lazy days, I try to do something productive every day. On one day, I decided to paint my bedroom (which I thought would be quick and easy but it took all day!) I have also started crocheting again. Crochet is a little bit like knitting but instead of using needles, you use a hook. So far, I have made a hat, a hanging planter and 3 plant pot cosies:
I think they turned out a little bit better than my cake did. What do you think?
Apart from crocheting, I have been running to keep fit and I've also practiced doing some art. I used watercolours and black ink to create these pictures.
If you want to challenge your art skills, why not head to the Art page on the website to find some activities from Miss Bliss for you to try?
Watch this clip from the Literacy Shed:
I chose this clip because I thought there were lots of similarities between the robot from the video clip and The Iron Man.
Your writing challenges this week:
1) Can you write a list of all the things that are the same about the robot and Iron Man and a list of all the things that are different?
2) Can you write a setting description with lots of powerful adjectives to describe the hut the man lives in? Think about the details like all the bits of paper all over the place and the cold, darkness outside that is filled with mystery.
3) Can you write a conversation between the man and the robot at the end of the clip? Think about what the man might say to the robot - is he excited? scared? anxious? Remember to use inverted commas (") at the begging and end of when the character is speaking.
For your Maths challenge this week, we're going to recap on Fractions. If you get stuck and need a reminder on how to answer these then remember you can always email me. You can also go to this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ which has some really useful clips to guide you through the questions.
I'm missing you all very much and I'm looking forward to seeing you all. Please don't forget to email me with any questions you have or if you want to show off your work!
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good morning Year 3! I hope you are all keeping safe and looking after your families. I have been keeping very busy at home doing some home improvements in my kitchen and baking cakes. I made a cake but only had 2 baking tins... which were different sizes! Don't laugh too much at my oddly shaped cake!
I would love to hear about everything you have been up to! Please send me any pictures of work/art/fun things you have done at home that you would like to share. It always cheers me up to see what you have been doing.
Can you draw a picture of the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon from the 'Iron Man' by Ted Hughes? In chapter 4, the creature is described as
'Terribly black, terribly scaly, terribly knobbly, terribly horned, terribly hairy, terribly clawed, terribly fanged with vast indescribably terribly eyes...'
You can use whatever art supplies you like. I can't wait to see how your artwork turns out!
If you finish drawing the creature, you can try writing your own character description for the dragon. Use your imagination and include lots of great adjectives to describe him.
To help you with your 8 times tables, I am linking the 8 times table song we listened to on Youtube. Keep challenging yourself to learn them off by heart and get even quicker on Times Table Rockstars.
Have fun with these challenges and remember to ask if you need any help.
I miss you all lots!
Here are the websites and apps suggested in the home learning pack for the first two weeks of closure. They will be updated after Easter but are good for practising your maths and English until then. Don't forget to email Mrs Eeley if you'd like a temporary login for Nessy.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ for children wanting to practise their phonics a little more
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ select your year group and the pattern to practise
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button times tables, division, square numbers, number bonds
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ (online lessons to do together – one a day)
Miss Grace's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org please contact her if you have any questions about your child's learning. She will reply as soon as she can during school hours in term time.
Information for Parents on Online Safety - this is extra important at this time.
As always, please supervise children using these links - a site may also contain links to other sites or clips so whilst these direct links are suitable there might be content a few clicks away that isn't.
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