Week beginning Monday 23rd March
Each week we look at Arithmetic questions and practise methods to help us to solve the different questions. We attempt the questions which follow the same theme each week just with different numbers. We will upload one of these papers each week - the best way to work through them is to discuss with your child the best way in which they can work them out. This might be drawing a blank number line or by putting the question into the column method or by drawing hundreds, tens and units.
For Maths this week please focus on learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock. By the end of Year 3 children are expected to be able to tell and write the time from an analogue clock. Please try and do this throughout the day. For example, What time is it now? What time will it be in 20 minutes? How long until lunchtime?
This is also a useful website that you could use: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock
One of the most important things that you can do to support your child is to read to them and listen to them read. You could try and set up a special area in your house dedicated to reading?
Last week during our reading lessons we read Chapter 4 of 'The Iron Man' - you can recap it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAiU8Hm-4lw
As a follow up activity please could you draw the 'space-bat-angel-dragon' and either label the picture or discuss with your parents any quotations from the story that describe it.
Another little task for you to try and do is to see how many of our writing table authors you can read. They are Eva Ibbotson, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Cressida Cowell and Michael Morpurgo.
We have been looking at forces during our Science lessons. Can you tell your parents about the investigation we carried out to test the amount of force needed to move a toy car? There is a sheet below where you can record examples of pushes and pulls.
We were going to start looking at magnets. Could you try and find some magnetic materials in your house? Do you have any fridge magnets? What else are they attracted to? You could watch this video to find out a little bit more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zk9rkqt
There is also a game below that you could play.
It is really important that you keep looking over your spellings from your green spelling book. As well as those, look at these from the statutory spelling list for year 3.
You have been really enthusiastic about your learning within our geography topic - Earthquakes and Volcanoes. I would like you to write a report about volcanoes - log into PurpleMash to see the '2Do'.
Don’t forget to have a look at google earth – you could even have a look at the volcano you have chosen to research.
You have done some super work so far on our exciting book ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. Sadly, we have not yet got to the firework display description writing. Write your description of the firework display. You may want to jot down some vocabulary to help you before you start writing. Remember, we had words like: rained, showered, exploded, danced. We also wrote a list of fronted adverbials which told us where and when. We had examples such as: suddenly, from out of nowhere, high above me. You could even watch the video clip again.
There is a blog on PurpleMash for you to contribute to. It's a way for us all to communicate whilst we are off. Please have a look and add something to it.
To access it, look for the 'Sharing' button at the top of the page, click on 'Shared Blogs' and then 'Keeping in Touch'.
It would be lovely to hear from you.
Watch out for '2Dos' as well.