Year 3 2019 / 20
Here you will find regular updates about what the children in school have been learning, with pdf resources to have a go at.
We have gathered many other education websites in our Learning Zone. These cover a wide range of topics and subjects, and cover all primary ages.
The Swaledale Alliance, a network of teaching schools that we work closely with, has provided a useful list of educational resources as well, these can be found here.
Feel free to contact your class teacher using Class Dojo for any help or support you may need, or to send some work through that your child has done at home!
The River by Valerie Bloom!
I am missing reading to you all very much so I have chosen a book that we can share together. Hope you’re all enjoying some amazing books at home too 🙂
Part 2 of The Minpins. Olive and Mabel make a guest appearance!!
Mr. Kelly’s Skill School
The challenge has been set by the Kelly family. Have a go at these skills and show us how you do!
Week beginning 30.03.20 Poetry Focus
Here are the resources that you will need to create your own river poems based upon the poem ‘The River’ written by Valerie Bloom. I would like you to think of different metaphors to describe your river as Valerie did, and use personification to help bring your rivers alive. The YouTube link is also very good for explaining the poem.
I have set you this river description task in preparation for some river poetry we will be doing next week. When thinking of adjectives I would like to to be as creative as possible, use a thesaurus to find synonyms, either using an online or book version. Remember, a simile is a direct comparison between two things and you will use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ to do this. A metaphor is when you make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but have something in common. When writing a metaphor you use the work ‘is’.
Here are your English spellings for this next week along with a couple of activities from Spelling Shed.
In English this week we have been researching flood plains and considering the question ‘should we build on floodplains?’ with a view to create our own piece of persuasive writing around this. Here is a checklist for persuasive writing.
Week beginning 30.03.20
I have attached a maths pack for you to dip into which is full of activities and resources to help you with your fraction work. It begins with halves and quarters and then moves on to making a whole.
- The top number of a fraction is the numerator and the bottom, the denominator
- The larger the denominator – the smaller the fraction. So, 1/2 is a larger fraction than 1/8
- The denominator is how many equal parts are in the whole and the numerator represents how many parts are being considered
- Equivalent fractions are fractions which represent the same amount or size but they have different numerators and denominators e.g. 2/4 is equivalent to 4/8
- Use practical resources to help you visualise equivalent fractions – see if you can remember how to make a fraction wall too!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP UP WITH TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS TOO – REMEMBER 10 STUDIOS TO BEGIN WITH!
We are moving on to fractions work in maths next week. Just to get you started, here is a fractions presentation to recap some of the things we learned in our last fractions unit.
Here are some maths tasks for you to have a go at with ordering and comparing fractions. Using real life things to help you visualise fractions is always the best – remember Mrs Ruddy’s chocolate bars!!
Schofield and Sims – Weekly maths resources
We have included weeks 10, 11, 12 and end of unit worksheet which follows on from where we were up to in school. Children are to continue with the same book / colour they were working on in class. We complete 1 of these sheets a week in school, children are welcome to try the next level book if they are feeling confident with their work.
ANSWERS S&S book1 GREEN – answers
ANSWERS S&S book2 BLUE – answers
ANSWERS S&S book3 BROWN – answers
Hope you enjoy this little bit of science with my two very special helpers!
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Welcome to our Year 3 page! Year 3 is an incredibly exciting year for the children as they begin their Key Stage 2 adventure.
Throughout Year 3, the children will experience many amazing learning opportunities through a creative and engaging curriculum. We have already stepped back in time to the Stone Age, learning through the Cornerstones curriculum of ‘Tribal Tales’ to discover how we as humans have evolved over time. We also have an exciting trip to The Ryedale Folk Museum planned for this half term, where the children will be able to develop an understanding of how people in the past lived.
During Autumn Term 2, Year 3 will be transported to Ancient Greece to discover ‘Gods and Mortals’. Here, the children will be exploring Greek myths and legends and imagining what life would have been like all those years ago.
After Christmas, the children will be taking a dangerous walk on the wild side with our science-based topic of ‘Predator’. Here the children will have amazing opportunities to investigate the animal kingdom in the world around them. Watch out Year 3!
We will follow this by ‘going with the flow’. Children will learn all about local and world rivers. This project develops children’s knowledge of river locations, river formation, the water cycle and how to conduct accurate fieldwork. Let’s hope it goes swimmingly..
As part of our final topic of the year, Year 3 will be transported to the magical world of a chocolate factory, through our mouth-watering topic, ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’. It’s going to be sweet!
In Year 3, the children have numerous opportunities to display and grow their creativity through extra- curricular activities. Children will have rich experiences with music throughout Year 3; including lessons with Mr. Whawell, choir practise and our Y3/4 Summer performance! A host of other extra-curricular opportunities are available to the children during their Friday afternoon enrichment sessions.
YEAR 3 NEWS