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This page has been set up to support home learning for Year 3 pupils whilst the school is closed due to the Coronavirus.  Each week, a Home Learning Overview will be uploaded by 8am Monday morning for parents/carers to access, along with additional resources and web-based links for pupils to explore.  Should you have any questions or wish to request a login and password reminder for online resources, please contact the Year 3 team via email using this email address: year3@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk.  One of our Year 3 team will check the inbox on a daily basis and get back to you as soon as possible.  Please note that we are setting home learning activities to support routine and education, however we do not expect parents/carers to teach new concepts and understand that many of you are trying to work from home too.  At the very least, pupils should be encouraged to read every day and practise arithmetic skills.  We urge families to follow Government guidance and to stay safe.

English 

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13/07/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Focus: Summarising

 

Read the story again, think about the main events in the story and the order that they are in.

 

Look at the story wheel: there are 6 sections in the story wheel – each one needs to be an event from the book. Think carefully about the events in the story and put the main 6 into the story wheel.

 

 

In the middle of the story wheel – write what you think the story is mainly about. Does it have a theme? Does it have a moral? Is there anything that can be learnt from the story?

 

Write an explanation of why you have chosen the theme for the middle section. Remember to use justification and the use of ‘because’.

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page.  

Read a book from the Oxford Owl Website or from Bug Club.

 

Have a go at writing a character description of Grandma Bird. Remember to use evidence from the story you have read.

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Authors Intent – choice or language

 

Big ideas or themes in books are developed through the use of language, images and the development of the story.

 

Look at the statement cards: think about each one and discuss your thoughts and opinions about them.

  • You can only be friends with people your own age.
  • Family members can’t be friends.
  • You can be friends with people who like different things to the things that you like.
  • If you have lots of friends, you are never lonely.
  • Being along doesn’t mean you are lonely.

 

Pick two of the statements and write down your findings. Think about using justification (by using the word ‘because’) and using ideas from the text to support your ideas.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 2 and 3, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the first person (e.g. I). also think about using persuasive techniques to persuade the reader that your opinion is correct.

 

Don’t’ forget to share your ideas with us by emailing the email address above.  

Read a book from the Oxford Owl Website or from Bug Club.

 

Design a new front cover of the book. You can use colours and pictures as well as writing.

 

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Author intent / use of vocabulary

 

There is a poem written on the title page of the book – sometimes readers are so excited to read the story they don’t spend time exploring the front cover and title pages.

 

The poem reads:
Rock to rock,

Eye to eye,

Side by side,

You and I.

Skimming blue,

Low and high,

I, the sea,

You, the sky.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • Why might Benji Davies have chosen to write this poem at the beginning of the book?
  • Who is the ‘you’ and ‘I’ referred to in the poem?
  • How does the poem fit with the story?
  • Do you think the poem is an extension of the book or something separate?

 

Have you heard of the word ‘skimming’ before? Have you heard it in relation to milk or throwing stones across water?

 

Thinking about the poem and the story of Grandma Bird, illustrate the poem to show its meaning.

 

Don’t forget to share your illustrations with us by email or via Class Dojo.

Read a book from the Oxford Owl Website or from Bug Club.

 

Can you write a poem about the story you have just read?

 

 

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing as a character – postcard

 

Think about the activities that Noi has been doing whilst he has been on the island with Grandma Bird.

 

At the beginning of the story Noi’s Dad left him on the island and then went back home.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • What did Noi enjoy the most about being with Grandma Bird?
  • What did Noi enjoy the least about being with Grandma Bird?
  • Would Noi tell his Dad everything? Why do you think this?

 

Today you are going to write two post cards to Noi’s Dad. One is from the point when Grandma Bird is making Seaweed soup and the other is from the point where Grandma Bird and Noi are feeding the birds.

 

Write two separate postcards – think carefully about how Noi is feeling at each part of the story and what he would tell Dad.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 2 and 3, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the first person (e.g. I), expanded noun phrases and a range of sentence starters to make the writing more interesting.

 

If you get time, you could draw a picture on the front of the post card to show Dad what has been happening.

 

Share these with us by emailing them to use or sending them via Class Dojo.

Read a book from the Oxford Owl Website or from Bug Club.

 

Draw a poster of Noi stuck on the island.

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing focus: informative writing

 

Read through Grandma Bird again and look for the different ways in which Grandma Bird and Noi look after the birds.

 

Think about the following:

  • When the bird lands in the cave, what does Noi do? 
  • How does Noi go to the bird
  • How does Noi pick the bird up? 
  • What do the birds eat
  • What is it like inside the room?

 

Read through the following link that tells you how to care for birds in the garden. https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/inthewild/

feedinggardenbirds/birdfeedingguide

 

Have a go at writing an information fact file about helping birds (you can use the template or create your own).

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 2 and 3, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the third person (e.g. you), expanded noun phrases and a range of sentence starters to make the writing more interesting. Remember to also write in the present tense not the past.

 

Share your fact files with us by emailing them to use or via Class Dojo.

Read a book from the Oxford Owl Website or from Bug Club.

 

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Summer Term- Week 12 (w/c 13th July)

 

Lesson 1- Compare capacity

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term Week 12 (w/c 13th July) - Lesson 1.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/   

 

Watch the video and complete the activity. The activity worksheets can be found at the bottom of this webpage, under the title ‘Maths Worksheets’.

 

Think about the following:

Capacity is a measure of how much something can hold before it becomes full. This normally measures liquid in millilitres and litres.

ml= millilitres

l= litre

1l = 1000ml

 

Capacity Countdown game:

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/

capacity/index.htm l

Tuesday

 

Summer Term- Week 12 (w/c 13th July)

 

Lesson 2- Add and subtract capacity

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term Week 12 (w/c 13th July) - Lesson 2.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  

 

Watch the video and complete the activity. The activity worksheets can be found at the bottom of this webpage, under the title ‘Maths Worksheets’.

 

Think about the following:

Capacity is a measure of how much something can hold before it becomes full. This normally measures liquid in millilitres and litres.

ml= millilitres

l= litre

1l = 1000ml

 

Further activities on capacity:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/

zt9k7ty/articles/zp8crdm  

Wednesday

 

Summer Term- Week 12 (w/c 13th July)

 

Lesson 3- Pictograms

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term Week 12 (w/c 13th July) - Lesson 3.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

 

Watch the video and complete the activity. The activity worksheets can be found at the bottom of this webpage, under the title ‘Maths Worksheets’.

 

Think about the following:

Pictograms use images to show how much it is worth. So always have a look at the key. What number does the image represent?

Remember to look at the scale accurately as well.

 

Use the pictogram to have a go at this quiz:

 

https://www.softschools.com/math/data_

analysis/pictograph/games/   

Thursday

 

Summer Term- Week 12 (w/c 13th July)

 

Lesson 4- Bar charts

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term Week 12 (w/c 13th July) - Lesson 4.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  

 

Watch the video and complete the activity. The activity worksheets can be found at the bottom of this webpage, under the title ‘Maths Worksheets’.

 

Think about the following:

Always look at the bar chart carefully and read the questions carefully as well.

When a question asks you ‘how many more ____than ____’ it is asking you to compare the two. You have to find the difference!

Three levels of bar chart problems to solve!!

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/

resource/51/bar_charts

Friday

 

Summer Term- Week 12 (w/c 13th July)

 

Friday Challenge

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term Week 11(w/c 6th July) – Friday Challenge.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

 

Watch the video and complete the activity. The activity worksheets can be found next to the video

 

Log into your Times Table Rockstars

Are you a Rock Legend?  

Try your best!

 

Spelling and Grammar

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Year 3/4 or Year 1/2 Spelling list.

 

Learn to spell 10 of the words that you do not know yet.  Write sentences for your spellings and underline the spelling word.

 

For example:

Katie received a magnificent surprise that she would never forget.

 

 

Create a scribble picture with your spelling words as shown below:

 

Tuesday

Year 3/4 or Year 1/2 Spelling list.

 

Learn to spell 10 of the words that you do not know yet.  Write sentences for your spellings and underline the spelling word.

 

For example:

It is my decision to not let you go out to play.

 

 

Play the following spelling game:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/lcwc/index.html

 

Wednesday

Year 3/4 or Year 1/2 Spelling list.

 

Learn to spell 10 of the words that you do not know yet.  Write sentences for your spellings and underline the spelling word.

 

For example:

Katie received a big surprise.

 

 

Clap put and record the syllables in each of your spelling words.

Thursday

 

Year 3/4 or Year 1/2 Spelling list.

 

Learn to spell 10 of the words that you do not know yet.  Write sentences for your spellings and underline the spelling word.

 

For example:

Perhaps I will go to sleep now.

 

Play the following spelling game:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/8/1-Adding-suffixes-beginning-with-vowel-letters-to-words-of-more-than-one-syllable

Friday

 

Year 3/4 or Year 1/2 Spelling list.

 

Learn to spell 10 of the words that you do not know yet.  Write sentences for your spellings and underline the spelling word.

 

For example:

I managed to complete my homework on time.

 

Watch the following clip and see if you can do the same using 2-3 of your spellings.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkT3lP2kEig

 

PSHE

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

to

Friday

 

Southwood’s Book of Hopes: Our Lockdown Stories

 

For our PSHE Week, we would like the children to share their Lockdown experiences, real or otherwise so that they could become a part of our Book of Hopes. The aim of the Southwood Book of Hopes is to encourage our children to not only be creative with their writing but to also share their thoughts, feelings and experiences during the Lockdown. They can either make up stories or write their own experiences. The Book of Hopes will include all the amazing work created by the children as an inspiration for children in the future to feel inspired by their stories. They can choose to write a short story, poem, story through art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the following:

 

Key Headings:

Non-Fiction: True Stories

Fiction: Lockdown Creativity

 

Sub-Headings:

Kindness

Nature

Animals

Family

Adventure

Fun

 

The idea is for them to have great FUN whilst doing it, it can be as simple as a painting or drawing or as complex as a short story or poem. 

 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our Book of Hopes. The link below is an example of the Book of Hopes that have some amazing stories for the children to read and to support their writing.

 https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-p-255-transition-day-year-3-to-4-booklet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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