Year 3 Curlews and Puffins
HOME & KEY WORKER STARS OF THE WEEK
Ask your parents to share one piece of your Maths and English home learning efforts with us for a chance to be our home and key worker stars of the week! Want to see your friends home learning? Watch the video below, look here or go onto Flipgrid to say Hi.
HOME LEARNING FOR CHILDREN
Only two weeks of home learning will be placed on our site at a time, previous lessons/activities will be removed on Thur/Fri.
Zooms take place at 10am and 12pm. Just click the links below and enter the passcode (same for all meetings).
Use your child's full name for safeguarding and register purposes.
w/c 18.1.21 Zoom teacher will be Miss Williams Key worker teacher will be Miss Brooks
If you miss a zoom, the lesson videos & activities for that day are still available on this page.
Lessons to be taught on zoom have (zoom) next to them, so you don't overlap or repeat activities!
Email class teacher for passcode (same every week)
(same as 10am meeting code)
|Monday||Hello and Maths||Parent drop-in for questions, queries and advice|
|Tuesday||English||Puffins social catch up|
|Wednesday||Maths||Curlews social catch up|
|Thursday||English||All of Year 3: mini assembly to support well-being.|
Topic sharing. Reading skill activity
and/or spelling zoom game. May add in a little French at a later date!
|All of Year 3: sharing home learning and zoom games|
Children can access flipgrid here to share their learning and see videos from their friends. More details on this are under science. Class code: smyear3 Student code: TTrockstars username name.
Any access to technology issues or queries, please direct to the office who can advise.
For child friendly online safety games and parent support please click here
To help you structure your home learning, please find our suggested timetable to help. This includes our zoom lessons.
Top tip 1: Sizing your letters. Watch a video to help here
Top tip 2: How to hold your pen correctly. Watch a video to help you here
Top tip 3: Ascenders and descenders. Watch a video to help you here
Three activities per week
Monday 18th: Watch this video here to learn about speech and try our activity below.
Thursday 21st: Watch this video here and try our activity below (zoom)
If you want to draw your Beastie and type the speech, you could also use this site here
Extra ideas: Find the missing speech marks (inverted commas) activity here
or perhaps try some role play using some animation apps like Puppet Pals or with your toys!
Short Spelling activities (Long e then long i phoneme)
Three activities per week
Need extra practise with your phonics?
Find, say and play different sounds (phonemes) here
Watch a video on how to pronounce your sounds (phonemes) correctly here
Two activities per week
Run out of reading books at home? We have set up free access to Epic online 7am - 4pm weekdays!
Go to https://www.getepic.com/ and type in our Year 3 class code: ucn3024, find your name to get reading & listening to books!
Five activities / lessons per week
Maths progresssion. Children do not have to do all the tasks.
Light blue: Feeling a bit wobbly with the skill Do it: Practice fluency (Do it 1 OR Do it 2 - Do it 2 will look to stretch you) Use it: Explain a mistake
Own it: These are reasoning and problem solving questions applying the skill. Children may need support to work through some of these.
Extension: Extra challenge!
Don't forget you can login to Times Table Rockstars to practise and challenge your teachers!
Email us if you need us to add on more teacher set times tables. You can challenge us too!
Tuesday 12th: Watch our video here and try our activity below.
Your Science learning for this week is on Flipgrid.
Class code: smyear3
Student username: same as the TTrockstars/Numbots username
Until half term, we will be studying the topic 'Animals including humans' and the lessons will be as follows:
From Monday 11th January - Week 1 Nutrition
From Monday 18th January - Week 2 Types of skeletons
From Monday 25th January - Week 3 Naming bones
From Monday 1st February - Week 4 Functions of a skeleton
From Monday 8th February - Week 5 Mighty Muscles
Each Science lesson will be available on Flipgrid from the dates shown above and will include all the information you need. We are really looking forward to viewing the work you have done by watching your videos or, if you are unable to record a video, please send your wonderful work into your class teacher to share what you have done.
To help you continue learning French at home, we have set up a new Duolingo Classroom! Duolingo is a FREE web-based language-learning platform. You can access Duolingo online or via the free mobile app, so you can use it on any device that you have available.
Each lesson comes with lots of help: just hover your pointer over different parts of a sentence for an explanation, or press the speaker icon to replay a pronunciation. Each lesson takes only a few minutes, so it’s really easy to fit into your day.
2021 Year 3
classroom code: JTXQQU
Your parents/carers will need to use an email address to set up an account, before you can use the class code.
Geography for this half term
Our topic is Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis.
After half term, we will be writing reports on volcanoes, so encouraging your child to watch videos and read about these will help support their writing when they return to school.
Extension activity: Watch the Earth as an Egg and make an hard boiled egg at home.
Watch the activity here
Extension activity: Make a playdoh layered earth. Watch the activity here
What are Continents? explained in a video here
Continents of the world song here (I love this one!)
Countries in Europe explained in a video here
Google Earth link is here
How volcanoes are formed video here
Learn about volcanoes with BBC Bitesize. There are games and activities here
Art project for this half term
Task: To re-create Japanese art (The Great Wave)
Design Technology projects for this half term
After half term, we will be exploring Earthquakes in school, so why not investigate the impact of volcanoes and tsunamis at home. We've listed some ideas below...
Activity 1: Create your own volcano and find out the science behind the explosion.
Activity 2: Explore the gases from a volcano
Activity 3: Create a Tsunami and explain it's destructive impact
Computing ideas for this half term
We've already started using microbits already in school, explore what you can do at home http://makecode.microbit.org/
Cosmic Yoga and Mindfulness https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
EXTRA RESOURCES FOR HOME LEARNING
This section contains videos and resources we have already covered in year 3 (& year 2) which are optional and can be completed in any order, at any time. It does not need to be printed, as all can be viewed online.
Please remember children have TIMETABLE ROCKSTARS, NUMBOTS and MyMATHS access at all times. Logins are on their reading records. Please email the class email if you need these.
Extra English/Grammar activities
Extra Maths activities
How to multiply and divide.
How to do column addition
How to do written subtraction
SPELLING AT HOME
Spelling practise at home can often be challenging. Why not try using a multi-sensory approach! Try making the spellings using play dough, using coloured pens, using toys to make the shape of the letters or even during baking with flour! Rap, sing or link spellings to stories and shapes.
To get more multi-sensory ideas click here.
How to practice spellings in multi-sensory ways
Year 3 Spelling Patterns: What are prefixes and suffixes?
Year 3 Spelling Patterns: Using homephones correctly
READING AT HOME
Our whole school expectation is that children read at home at least 3 times per week, this can be to an adult or independently.
If you do not have access to books at home, please go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and sign up for free access to ebooks
Below are some ideas to help support you at home with reading and questioning your child.
We love the question cards (first pdf below).
Supporting reading at home
OVERVIEW OF THE YEAR 3 CURRICULUM (*Pre-COVID)
Year 3 Homework
Who are the Year 3 teachers?
To find out more about your teachers, please check out our profiles here!