Saltdean Primary School

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Year 3 Home Learning

Year 3

Week 2 

Reading  

The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should still be recorded in your reading record. We look forward to seeing what books you have read and the words that you have magpied.

 A Reading Journal of activities is attached for you to complete one each day. You can either print out the activities or use them for inspiration.   

Spelling  

This week’s spellings are: the letter s. It makes two different sounds. 

 Can you sort the words into the /s/ and /z/ sounds? 

 10 weekly spellings: bricks, caps, lines, shoes, eggs, papers, cliffs, trucks, hills, lids.

Writing  

Do you remember learning about the story of ‘Meerkat Mail’ in Year 2? The adventures of Sunny, travelling around to stay with different family members? 

This week’s image is of a family of possums... ‘Hanging On – 25th March’. Click here for the link.

Read the story starter to learn more about the picture. 

Task 1 – Finish off the story, following on from the story starter. You could make your own book with pictures for each page too!  

Task 2 – Research possums and write a fact file about them, just like we have written at school for mammoths. Include paragraphs for appearance, diet, habitat and fun facts.  

 Remember:   

See beneath the picture for more activities.   

Use as many of this week’s spellings as you can in your writing.  

Edit your work – does it make sense? Have you used capital letters and full stops?   

Maths 

This week we would like you to explore our new topic on 3D shapes. Below are some suggestions of activities. You do not have to do all of them!  

Here is a word mat for key words.  

Activity 1: Shape Hunt. Go around your house or garden and make a tally of how many 3D shapes you can find. Click here for a sheet you could use to collect your results.

Challenge: Using your skills in time, see how many cube shaped objects you can find in 1 minute or 30 seconds.    

 Activity 2: Take pictures of different 3D shapes you see around your home or garden and make a shape book. This could be done in your home learning book.  

Challenge: Can you group your shapes according to how many sides they have?  

Activity 3: Create a sculpture from recycled materials and then count how many different 3D shapes have been used. 

Challenge: Sketch your model into your home learning book and label the different 3D shapes.  

Activity 4: Investigate what these words mean: edge, face and vertices. Challenge: Write the meaning of these words in your home learning book.  

Activity 5: Play this Top Marks game about everyday objects and 3D shapes. Click the link here.

Challenge: Draw the everyday object and write the correct name for the 3D shape in your home learning book.

Science 

A few weeks ago we carried out an experiment, using starburst. By melting them, we practically demonstrated the rock cycle. 

 For your task this week, have a go (with an adult!!) at exploring how heat can change the state of food. Here are some examples:

Water

Eggs

Chocolate

Butter

Popcorn

Try putting them in the freezer too! Does a cold temperature change the state?

Project  

Key Stage 2 – Europe Project. Please click this link.  

This project is continuing on from last week. Please click on the link for the next few activities.

PE/Mindfulness   

There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below:  

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 | The Body Coach TV - YouTube  

 Cosmickids.com- Yoga  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers  

Has anyone been joining in with Joe Wicks’ PE sessions at 9am each day? 

Pupils with additional needs 

If some of these activities are a little tricky, have a go at some of the extra activities below:

Handwriting Sheet 2

5 Time Table Activity Sheet

 

Week 1

Reading 

The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should still be recorded in your reading record. We look forward to seeing what books you have read and the words that you have magpied.  

 A Reading Journal of activities is attached for you to complete one each day. You can either print out the activities or use them for inspiration.  

Spelling 

This week’s spellings are: Alternative spellings of the /s/ sound 

 10 weekly spellings: listen, whistle, mince, force, horse, house, science, bounce, press, dress  

Writing 

This week we are going on an adventure... 

 We would like you to click this link: 

http://www.pobble365.com/tundra-town/ 

 ‘Pobble’ the website posts a new image each day to inspire children’s writing.  

This week we are looking at ‘Tundra Town’ – October 23rd

 Task 1 – Imagine spending a day in this place and write a postcard home. 

Task 2 - Write a list of questions you would like to ask the people living in this place. 

 Remember:  

·         See beneath the picture for more activities.  

·         Use as many of this week’s spellings as you can in your writing. 

·Edit your work – does it make sense? Have you used capital letters and full stops?  

Maths 

 

 This week we would like you to review some of the learning we have been doing on Time.  Maths No Problem Textbook and Workbook pages are attached. They are labelled Day 1 to Day 5. The answers are attached. Mark your work with an adult and complete any corrections. 

Day 1    Day 2   Day 3    Day 4     Day 5  

 Click below for some fun maths challenges:

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3

Here is the link to a great maths game about telling the time. You can make it as easier or difficult as you like!

Top Marks - Telling the Time

Science 

The topic we would like you to visit/revise is Rocks and Soils.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt 

 From your online learning, we would like you to: 

·         Watch the video ‘what is soil made from’ 

·         Complete the quiz on what soil is made from. 

·         Investigate the soil near you. Can you find examples of dead organic matter? 

·         You could make a wormery to observe over time. 

 Please find below a few links to some websites which will give you steps to follow to make your own wormery.

RHS School Gardening

BBC Gardening for Kids

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=wormery

Project 

Key Stage 2 –Europe Project. Please click this link. 

PE/Mindfulness  

There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below: 

·         5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 | The Body Coach TV - YouTube 

·          Cosmickids.com- Yoga 

·         https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

Pupils with additional needs

If some of these activities are a little tricky, have a go at some of the extra activities below:

Handwriting

Maths activity pack

Reading comprehension task