Home learning – Foundation subjects and Science – Wb 1/3/21

We are carrying on with our ‘Remarkable Romans topic this half term so the children can continue to choose tasks from their Roman activity grid (as little or often as they would like) to complete alongside their daily home learning lessons (Maths/Literacy/Foundation/Science)– The tasks on this grid are ‘optional extras’ for the children to do while they are at home, as normally I would be sending this grid home as homework. Here is the link to the ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID

As well as the Roman activity grid, I will still continue to post foundation subject and Science lessons for the children to choose from during the week.  At school, we would normally do Maths and Literacy in the morning and then a foundation subject or Science in the afternoon.

Free Toddlers Exercising Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryPE : Joe Wicks is doing new online PE lessons again during this ‘lockdown’ that will be available on his Youtube channel –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ The children can join in with these daily or weekly.

Also Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute activity games to get children moving – these are linked to popular Disney films and will count towards the children’s recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups Science | Brierley Hill Primary SchoolScience : The Science topic for the next few weeks is ‘Light’. Here is the next lesson for this unit on Oak Academy – This lesson looks at reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses and different types of reflection. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

arts and crafts clipart - Clip Art LibraryArt & Design: Please choose a creative Arts or design activity from the Romans activity grid or the children at school have been researching, designing and will be creating a miniature Roman chariot, perhaps the children at home would like to do this too?

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PSHE: The topic for PSHE this half term is ‘Emotions’. If you haven’t already, watching the film ‘inside out’ may be a good way to begin this topic.

This lesson is mostly about having a discussion with your child/children or between siblings about positive emotions and encouraging each other to think positively when things get a little difficult. Positivity is one of our whole school values so we aim for the children to adopt a ‘can do’ approach to learning and life skills. 

The children can have a go at creating a ‘positivity spin wheel’ if they would like to, see template – Positivity spin wheel

 

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History: – This half term, the home learning History lessons will focus on the Romans. 

This week’s lesson is explores some of the reasons of how the Roman army became so successful. The Romans were protective, and wanted to keep what was theirs, theirs and what wasn’t theirs, theirs.

I would love to see what the children create, please send any work to Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home learning – Literacy – Wb 1/3/21

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For the next few weeks, our Literacy lessons will be based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii‘. A story about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii in AD 79. Only recently, archaeologists have discovered a written inscription in Italy that suggests this memorable eruption happened around October 24th, rather than the once thought, 24th of August. How exciting to have found new evidence from such a long time ago! Here is a video of the story being read aloud, please watch the video at the beginning of Tuesday’s lesson .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=506haO6kYzg 

The story’s main characters are children named Livia and Tranio who lived in Pompeii. Although the characters are fictional, the tale is based on truth and tells the tale of what people living in Pompeii may have experienced on the day that the ‘gentle mountain’ erupted.

Monday – To plan the layout of my newspaper report 

Last week, the Literacy lessons were based on exploring newspaper reports and planning a newspaper report based on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the city of Pompeii in AD 79.

Following on from the planning of report paragraphs last Thursday, today’s lesson is to plan the layout of the report, including headings and subheadings.

Using this template – Newspaper report template you  need to:

  • Come up with a name for your newspaper (something that relates to Pompeii, Italy, volcanoes for example ‘ The daily Pompeii’
  • Decide on a catchy headline that would draw readers in. Reporters tend to use a range of writing techniques such as exaggeration (hyperbole) and alliteration (words beginning with the same letter) in their headings to catch the eye of the reader. Eg ‘Vicious volcano Vesuvius destroys city’ or ‘The gentle mountain turns into a deadly disaster’ 
  • Add subheadings to the template to show where each of your paragraphs will go.  The paragraphs of information must be in CHRONOLOGICAL (time) order as this is a key feature in newspaper reports. Remember, subheadings must link to the paragraph’s content to give the reader an idea about what the paragraph will be about. E.g ‘A terrifying eyewitness account’ as a subheading must then lead to a paragraph that includes an eye witness account.

 

Tuesday –  LO: To write my newspaper report about Mount Vesuvius 

Using the report template that was started yesterday,(which should now have a Newspaper name, main heading and subheadings on it) the task today is to write your newspaper report onto the template.

Use your planned paragraphs from last week to ‘fill’ in the report template. Remember that there should be an introduction paragraph at the start of the report that includes ‘when, where, who and what’ information about what the report is about (eruption of Vesuvius). The rest of the paragraphs in the report should be in chronological order to tell the reader what happened when.

 

Wednesday – LO: To edit my Newspaper report 

Editing and proofreading is a very important part of the writing process, especially if you were a real newspaper reporter, you would want to make sure your report was perfect before it got published in a newspaper !

Follow these steps to edit your newspaper report:

  • Proof-read your newspaper report – proofreading means to read through and check for any errors in your text such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and checking that your sentences make sense and you haven’t missed or repeated any words.
  • Edit your report to improve it – You may have already done some editing during the proofreading step but take the time to go back over your report to check your spellings and see if you could improve any of the words that you have used. For example, could you change any adjectives to make them more powerful? Could you add any extra detail that would make it more interesting for the reader? Do your subheadings link to your paragraphs?

 

Thursday – LO: To finish my newspaper report 

Today your newspaper report should be finished ! Proofread it one more time to check for any errors.

Then, use this newspaper feature tick list –  Features of a newspaper report.to check that you have included all the correct features that need to be included in a newspaper report – If you have missed any, can you add them in? 

Finish your report with a picture that is relevant to the report, perhaps a picture of Mount Vesuvius erupting or a picture of what Pompeii looks like now. Remember to add who the report was written by (you) if you haven’t already. Well done, you are finished ! Please send me your reports so I can have a look at them 🙂

Friday

Friday’s lessons every week will be for Free writing (children’s choice of how and what to write about) –  They could write a poem, story, recipe, list, diary etc. If any children would like a writing focus and haven’t completed them all already, then they can choose a Literacy task from their ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID.

Spellings – If you would like to continue with spelling practice at home, I will attach our spelling words – Year_3_Term_2B_Spelling_Overview[1]for this term.Free Book Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryReading It is world book day this Thursday (4th March) and I would like to encourage you to dress up at home as your favourite book character and join our Zoom call on Thursday so that we can share some of this day together (The invitation for the Zoom call will be posted later this week).

Until then, you could have a go at some of these book related challenges:

  • Turn an everyday object from home into a character or object from one of your favourite stories (for example, a pebble could become Harry Potter, or a wooden spoon could become the BFG)
  • Redesign the front cover of your favourite book – you can use this front cover template if you would like to – Design a book cover

Again, please send any work that the children complete or if you have any questions, please email Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home learning – Maths – Wb 1/3/21

Maths home learning will continue to follow the ‘White Rose’ maths scheme that we use at school. The daily ‘lessons’ will continue to follow the objectives that the children would be covering at school so that they can continue developing and gaining confidence in their mathematical skills.  Each lesson includes a teaching video and a worksheet that can be downloaded and printed if preferred.

This week in maths is the start of our statistics unit. As all children will be returning to school next week, please try to encourage them to complete these maths tasks so that they will be able to make connections in their learning when they continue with statistics back at school.

 

Monday- Learning objective: To use a tally counting system (recap – Yr 2) 

Video introduction- https://vimeo.com/500377891

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Make-tally-charts-2019.pdf 

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Make-tally-charts-2019.pdf

 

TuesdayLearning objective: To draw pictograms (recap – Yr 2) 

Video introduction –https://vimeo.com/500379996 

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO4-Draw-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

Answers –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS4-Draw-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

 

Wednesday- Learning objective: To interpret pictograms (recap- Yr 2) 

Video introduction-https://vimeo.com/500378019

Worksheet – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Interpret-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

Answers- https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Interpret-pictograms-2-5-and-10-2019.pdf

 

Thursday – Learning objective: To draw bar charts 

There is no worksheet for today, just an activity video – https://vimeo.com/501677687

 

Friday 

ArithmeticY3-Arithmetic-Half-Test-5b[1] when this is finished, the children can mark it with an adult and correct any mistakes that they made.

Home Learning – Literacy – Wb 22/2/21

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For the next few weeks, our Literacy lessons will be based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii‘. A story about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii in AD 79. Only recently, archaeologists have discovered a written inscription in Italy that suggests this memorable eruption happened around October 24th, rather than the once thought, 24th of August. How exciting to have found new evidence from such a long time ago! Here is a video of the story being read aloud, please watch the video at the beginning of Tuesday’s lesson .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=506haO6kYzg 

The story’s main characters are children named Livia and Tranio who lived in Pompeii. Although the characters are fictional, the tale is based on truth and tells the tale of what people living in Pompeii may have experienced on the day that the ‘gentle mountain’ erupted.

Monday – Handwriting lesson 

To start the week, I would like the children at home to write about an event that they have experienced that was memorable to them. Perhaps the birth of a younger sibling, getting a new pet, or a special day they’ve had. The focus of today’s lesson is to practice handwriting skills whilst writing about a past event (this links to our Literacy for the next few weeks). Here is a handwriting sheet template that you can download and print for the children to write on if preferred –Handwriting sheet

Please remind the children that ascending letters (letters taller than others in the alphabet e.g h, t, k, b, d ) should reach the top red line on the handwriting paper and descending letters ( letters that have ‘hanging tails’ below the writing line, e.g y, p, g) should reach the bottom red line on the handwriting paper.

 

Tuesday –  LO: To identify the key events in the story 

Task – After watching the video version of ‘Escape from Pompeii’ use this template Main events template (or create your own) to create a story mountain that identifies the main events. I have added some question prompts on the template to help you think about what happened in each part of the story. You can use short sentences or bullet points to fill in the Story mountain.

 

Wednesday – LO:  To identify the features of a chronological newspaper report 

Task – today’s task is for the children to identify and write a list of the features of a chronological (in time order) newspaper report. This is so that they know what to include when they write their own report next week about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It would be great if the children had access to a newspaper to look at and see what is included in this style of text. Here are some examples to look at if a real newspaper is unavailable – DragonsSlimeVolcano

Here are the features that the children should identify from the newspaper reports, they may need support to recognise and find these features. They could use it to ‘tick off’ features as they spot them in the newspaper reports  Features of a newspaper report

 

Thursday – LO: To plan the chronological paragraphs for my newspaper report 

The children need to imagine that they are a reporter who has just gone to Pompeii after the eruption to find out what happened and get reports from any eye witnesses. 

Task: today’s task is for the children to plan each paragraph that they will use in their newspaper report. They should use the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and their main events mountain from Tuesday’s lesson to help them with the information that they will need to include. There is also some information here – Vesuvius about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that may be useful.

Here is the planning template for the children to use to plan their paragraphs – Paragraph planning template – I have included some prompts of what should/could be included in each paragraph.

Friday

Friday’s lessons every week will be for Free writing (children’s choice of how and what to write about) –  They could write a poem, story, recipe, list, diary etc. If any children would like a writing focus and haven’t completed them all already, then they can choose a Literacy task from their ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID.

Spellings – If you would like to continue with spelling practice at home, I will attach our spelling words – Year_3_Term_2B_Spelling_Overview[1]for this term.Free Book Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryReading I would encourage the children to continue reading as much as they can while they are at home (however I understand it may be a little more difficult at the moment). I posted a reading challenge on Friday for the children to complete over the next few weeks if they would like to, I thought it might give them a bit of motivation to continue reading 🙂 I have also attached some useful comprehension questions for adults to ask their child/children as they read to develop their understandingReading questions

Again, please send any work that the children complete or if you have any questions, please email Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home Learning- Foundation subjects and Science – Wb 22/2/21

We are carrying on with our ‘Remarkable Romans topic this half term so the children can continue to choose tasks from their Roman activity grid (as little or often as they would like) to complete alongside their daily home learning lessons (Maths/Literacy/Foundation/Science)– The tasks on this grid are ‘optional extras’ for the children to do while they are at home, as normally I would be sending this grid home as homework. Here is the link to the ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID

As well as the Roman activity grid, I will still continue to post foundation subject and Science lessons for the children to choose from during the week.  At school, we would normally do Maths and Literacy in the morning and then a foundation subject or Science in the afternoon.

Free Toddlers Exercising Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryPE : Joe Wicks is doing new online PE lessons again during this ‘lockdown’ that will be available on his Youtube channel –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ The children can join in with these daily or weekly.

Also Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute activity games to get children moving – these are linked to popular Disney films and will count towards the children’s recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups Science | Brierley Hill Primary SchoolScience : The Science topic for the next few weeks is ‘Light’. Here is the first lesson for this unit on Oak Academy – You will need a piece of paper and a pencil https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-light-c4w30d

arts and crafts clipart - Clip Art LibraryArt & Design: Please choose a creative Arts or design activity from the Romans activity grid or the children at school have been researching, designing and will be creating a miniature Roman chariot, perhaps the children at home would like to do this too?

Miss Parker has also posted a ‘tableau’ activity on the website encouraging children at home to create ‘a living picture’ using fabrics/props of something that links with each year group’s topic, so for us it would be the Romans.  Please see Miss Parker’s ‘Art Day’ post to see an example of what you could create. Please email any completed tableau pictures to me by the 25th of February 🙂

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PSHE: The topic for PSHE this half term is ‘Emotions’. Watching the film ‘inside out’ may be a good way to begin this topic or by getting the children to have a go at guessing the emotion in the following clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkyKyVFnSs

Begin this lesson with a discussion about emotions, ask the children what do they think an emotion is? Encourage the children to talk about the different emotions they have experienced (if they would like to) and any others that we can feel. What situations trigger which emotions? e.g worried before coming back to school, or for an interview etc.

Task – Design an Emoji (see template) – the children could design a new emotion or create an emoji for an existing emotion.

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History: – This half term, the home learning History lessons will focus on the Romans. The first lesson in this unit is to explore the legend of twin brothers Romulus and Remus and the tale of how Rome was founded. Have a look at this Romulus and Remus comic strip and then create your own to retell the story of Romulus and Remus – you can use one of these templates if you would like to – Comic strip template

I would love to see what the children create, please send any work to Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home Learning – Maths – Wb 22/1/21

Maths home learning will continue to follow the ‘White Rose’ maths scheme that we use at school. The daily ‘lessons’ will continue to follow the objectives that the children would be covering at school so that they can continue developing and gaining confidence in their mathematical skills.  Each lesson includes a teaching video and a worksheet that can be downloaded and printed if preferred.

This week’s lessons are based on money. 

 

Monday- Learning objective: To add amounts of money 

Video introduction:https://vimeo.com/498286318 

Worksheet – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO3-Add-money-2019.pdf

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS3-Add-money-2019.pdf

 

TuesdayLearning objective: To subtract amounts of money 

Video introduction –https://vimeo.com/498297373

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO4-Subtract-money-2019.pdf

Answers – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS4-Subtract-money-2019.pdf

 

Wednesday- Learning objective: To work out remaining change amounts 

Video introduction-https://vimeo.com/499227948

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Give-change-2019.pdf

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Give-change-2019.pdf

 

Thursday – Learning objective: To add/subtract amounts of money from a ‘budget’

Today’s task is a money challenge to design a theme park/beach front or a spring fair.  Both challenges require lots of ‘money skills’ such as budgeting, spending, calculating totals and working out remaining amounts. The children can choose Challenge 1 or challenge 2 (or both if they would like) from this sheet to complete – Theme park and spring fair challenge

Both challenges require careful addition and subtraction of money amounts, the children may find using number lines helpful to add total spends and subtract from their remaining budget amount. I look forward to seeing the design that spends the least amount of money from their budget, but still includes the essential items and perhaps some extras.. Have fun ! 

Friday 

ArithmeticY3-Arithmetic-Half-Test-5a[1] when this is finished, the children can mark it with an adult and correct any mistakes that they made.

Home learning – Science and Foundation subjects – Wb 8/2/21

Like last term, I have created a grid of activities that link to our Spring topic (The Remarkable Romans).The children can choose tasks from the grid (as little or often as they would like) to complete alongside their daily home learning lessons (Maths/Literacy/Foundation/Science)– The tasks on this grid are ‘optional extras’ for the children to do while they are at home, as normally I would be sending this grid home as homework. Here is the link to the ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID

As well as the Roman activity grid, I will still continue to post foundation subject and Science lessons for the children to choose from during the week.  At school, we would normally do Maths and Literacy in the morning and then a foundation subject or Science in the afternoon.Free Toddlers Exercising Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryPE : Joe Wicks is doing new online PE lessons again during this ‘lockdown’ that will be available on his Youtube channel –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ The children can join in with these daily or weekly.

Also Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute activity games to get children moving – these are linked to popular Disney films and will count towards the children’s recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups 

Science | Brierley Hill Primary SchoolScience : At the end of last term, Class 3 had just begun a Science topic that focussed on learning about animals including humans.  Science home learning tasks will be linked as best as possible to the curriculum units that would be being taught at school, as well as recapping on the children’s prior knowledge and previous learning.  

Last week’s home learning lesson objective was to learn how to construct a food chain, this week you will learn how to construct a food web.  You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this task. Here is the link to this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-we-construct-a-food-web-c4vk0c

arts and crafts clipart - Clip Art LibraryArt & Design: Please choose a creative Arts or design activity from the Romans activity grid.     

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PSHE: I hope that last week the children took some time to think about what makes them each so special and that they continue to remember to be the best version of themselves 🙂 

This week’s PSHE lesson is the last lesson of our ‘Money’ unit. The objective this week is to understand saving and budgeting. These may be things that the children have begun thinking about if they are earning their own pocket money.

Introduction – Begin this lesson by sharing this video as a discussion point – Talk about what ‘saving’ is and what ‘budgeting’ means in day to day life.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8yv4wx/articles/zs3b2nb  

Task –  ‘Money rollercoaster game’ (it needs printing out if possible). The game encourages the players to think about amounts of money, spending and earning money and saving and budgeting.  You will need a dice and a counter or item to mark each players place on the board. If you have any play money then it might be useful for each player to use it to keep track of what they earn and lose throughout the game

Each player starts with a budget of £5, players then take it turn to roll the dice to move around the board, facing different money scenarios along the way. Money matters game

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Geography: – The focus for Geography for the next few weeks you are at home will be ‘Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes’. There is a teaching video and one or more activities for each lesson.

Task – This week’s lesson is called ‘ What happens when an Earthquake occurs?’https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-happens-when-an-earthquake-occurs-6xhp2t

I would love to see what the children create, please send any work to Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home learning- Literacy – Wb 8/2/21

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This week’s Literacy focus is Poetry – based on a poem called ‘The Garden Year’, written by Sara Coleridge – Here is a copy of the poem – Months of the year poem

 

Monday – LO: To read and identify interesting vocabulary in ‘The Garden Year’. 

 

Task 1- Read ‘The Garden Year’ and underline/highlight any words that you don’t recognise or understand. Use a dictionary or the internet to find out what these words mean – Can you put these words into your own sentences to see how you can use them in a different way? 

Think/talk about – What has the poet used to make the poem interesting? How does it express feelings ? What does it make you think about? What poetic features can you find? (e.g powerful adjectives, any similes or metaphors?, rhyming words?)

Task 2 – Write out the poem in your neatest handwriting and add illustrations to the poem, try to link your drawings and the colours to specific lines of the poem.

 

Tuesday – LO: To identify rhyming words 

 

Task 1 – Write down or talk about the answers to these questions using ‘The Garden Year’ poem:

• Why is the daffodil dancing?
• Why has the poet used the word scatter to describe the daisies?
• Which three flowers does June bring?
• Name three things that happen in the winter months.
• Which month do you like best? Explain using evidence from the poem.

Task 2 – Find and highlight the words in the poem that rhyme. Where are these words positioned on the line? (at the end, in pairs ) Write down a rhyming string for some of these words to see how many rhyming words you can think of for each one e.g. rain, again, refrain, lane, pain, shame, name

 

Wednesday – LO: To write rhyming couplets 

 

Think back to yesterday’s lesson when you were looking at the rhyming words in the poem and recognised that the rhyming words were at the end of the line in pairs. These are called Rhyming Couplets.

Think/Talk about other events that the months of the year bring. Include colours or noun phrases associated with them. e.g. January brings dark nights, February brings Valentine’s Day, March brings a hint of spring.

Task – Turn each month into a rhyming couplet and write them down. The first line of the couplet should tell us the months and what they bring. The second line gives us more detail about the month and the event. Put the easiest word to rhyme at the end of the line.
e.g. January brings dark nights
Hats and scarves and woolly tights. February brings us pancake day, with lighter evenings along the way 

 

Thursday – LO: To write my own rhyming poem 

 

If you managed to write a rhyming couplet for each month of the year yesterday, then  your poem could be completed already ! Today’s task is to write your own poem about months of the year, using rhyming couplets to add impact for the reader.

You can use all or some of the rhyming couplets you wrote yesterday to write a final version of your own poem today. If you want to change the description content for your poem then you can. You might want to only write about the flowers that each month brings, or perhaps the weather? The focus of the poem is up to you but your ‘Must haves’ are that it must include a rhyming couplet for each month of the year.

Write out your poem in your neatest handwriting and add some illustrations that link to specific lines in your poem. I can’t wait to read them 🙂

 

Friday

 

Friday’s lessons every week will be for Free writing (children’s choice of how and what to write about) –  They could write a poem, story, recipe, list, diary etc. If any children would like a writing focus and haven’t completed them all already, then they can choose a Literacy task from their ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID.

Spellings – If you would like to continue with spelling practice at home, I will attach our spelling words – Year 3 Term 2A Spelling Overview for this term.Free Book Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart LibraryReading I would encourage the children to continue reading as much as they can while they are at home (however I understand it may be a little more difficult at the moment). I posted a reading challenge on Friday for the children to complete over the next few weeks if they would like to, I thought it might give them a bit of motivation to continue reading 🙂 I have also attached some useful comprehension questions for adults to ask their child/children as they read to develop their understandingReading questions

Again, please send any work that the children complete or if you have any questions, please email Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk

Thank you, Miss Taylor

Home learning- Maths- Wb 8/2/21

Maths home learning will continue to follow the ‘White Rose’ maths scheme that we use at school. The daily ‘lessons’ will continue to follow the objectives that the children would be covering at school so that they can continue developing and gaining confidence in their mathematical skills.  Each lesson includes a teaching video and a worksheet that can be downloaded and printed if preferred.

This week’s lessons are based on money. 

Monday- Learning objective: To count money in pence (recap) 

Video introduction: https://vimeo.com/497343674 

Worksheet – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

Answers- https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

TuesdayLearning objective: To count money in pounds (recap) 

Video introduction – https://vimeo.com/497344241

Worksheet – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdf

Answers – https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-ANS2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdf

Wednesday- Learning objective: To find totals in pounds and pence 

Video introduction-https://vimeo.com/497345587

Worksheet –https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

Thursday Learning objective: To convert pounds and pence 

Video introduction –https://vimeo.com/497942634

Worksheet-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO2-Convert-pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

Answers-https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS2-Convert-pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

Friday Y3-Arithmetic-Half-Test-4a[1]– when this is finished, the children can mark it with an adult and correct any mistakes that they made.

Dress To Express Yourself

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

This week is Children’s mental health week, the theme this year is ‘EXPRESS YOURSELF’. On Friday the 5th February in school, we will be having a ‘Dress to Express yourself day’ and doing some activities that focus on the importance of ‘being yourself’.

At home, it would be nice if the children could join in with ‘Dress to Express’ day on Friday – I have organised another Class 3  Zoom call (invite link below)  if any children at home would like to join in wearing the outfits they have chosen. 

If you could also email me any photos of the children in their expressive outfits or ‘being themselves’ at home so that I can share them with the children in school that would be great.

Here are some ‘Express yourself’ activities that the children could do at home – Express Yourself Activities

Here is the Zoom invite for Friday. 

J Taylor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dress to Express – Class 3
Time: Feb 5, 2021 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98169576617?pwd=eUZxY1JQVUNvdjFpQnhRcE1RTU5LZz09

Meeting ID: 981 6957 6617
Passcode: Class31

Our last Zoom call went really well and it was lovely for us at school to see your smiley faces. Microphones will automatically be ‘muted’ on entry to the Zoom call, to ensure all children get a fair chance to contribute to the video call, please keep them turned off until asked to turn them back on. Here are the Zoom Etiquette rules to follow while we are online.

I am looking forward to seeing you all in the outfits that you have chosen that represent YOU 🙂 (please don’t worry if you don’t want to dress up or talk on the Zoom call).

Miss Taylor