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Year 3

 

Please look out for the class blog on Purple Mash. 

Go to the Sharing tab, then Shared Blogs. 

Summer Term Year 3 Learning at Home

You can contribute when you can, to stay in touch.

Enjoy your learning!

Mrs Cooper

 

Summer Term

I shall continue as before with some English and Maths each day, plus another subject too.  Please remember to go on to Purple Mash and put up on the class blog any messages, photos and anything else you would like me, Mrs Penman and your friends to see.  

Mrs Cooper 

Friday 5th June 2020

Welcome to the last day of home learning on this page.

From next week you need to head over to the new page.

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths

Begin today by checking your work from yesterday.

  • Did you draw the correct style of bar model?
  • Was your calculation correct?
  • Did you remember to write a sentence to answer the problem question?

 

 

So this is the last lesson that I will be planning for you.  From Monday you will need to look on the new page to see what Maths tasks you can do each week.  By all means send me messages on Purple Mash and I will respond to them when I can.

Your final piece of work on Measures is another big challenge. 

You may need to take a few days to solve all of the problems, or just do as much as you can.

Mr Slade is organising a picnic on the beach and your need to solve some problems using measures to make sure that it doesn’t turn out to be a disaster!

 

You will need to understand some word problems, solve some calculations with measurements and measure some quantities and distances, using the most appropriate piece of equipment.  If you do everything well, everyone will get the right amount to eat and drink and all the games will be able to run smoothly.

The problems are the kind of every day questions that we use our maths to help us to solve.

Good luck with the picnic planning!

English

Secrets of a Sun King Chapter 7

This is the last daily English lesson that I will be planning for you.  If I continue to read the Secrets of a Sun King for you,  the videos will be put on our school YouTube channel. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_5-SJz-4UbuglSDsaVSDLw/featured

Leave me a message on the class blog about this please.

There is a lot of vocabulary in this chapter that reminds us the story is set in 1922.  If you don't know what these words mean, ask an adult or look them up in a dictionary.

coal merchant, tradesman's entrance, cellar door, maid, coal chute, meat locker, outside lav., blotter, hearth rug

 

Secrets of the Sun King: Chapter 7 (first part)

Mrs Cooper reads Chapter 7 of Secrets of the Sun King by Emma Carroll to Y3.

Your writing task today is to write your own story of some children planning to go on an adventure to Egypt, who make some discoveries of their own.  Please go on to the blog and tell me and the rest of your class what you are writing about.

RE – Christianity

In our lessons before Christmas we learned about:

  • the concept of incarnation
  • the purpose of religious songs
  • the role of angels
  • why Christians give gifts

In our lessons leading up to Easter we learned about:

  • the Christian origins of Easter
  • the Easter story
  • the role of an Easter garden

Using the lessons on Oak National Academy we are now going to answer these questions:

  • Who was Jesus?
  • What is the Holy Trinity?
  • What are the Parables of Jesus?
  • What is the sacred text of Christianity?

You can watch these videos and join with the quizzes.  You don't have to do them all today!

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/who-was-jesus-year-3-wk5-1

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/what-is-the-holy-trinity-year-3-wk5-4

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/what-are-the-parables-of-jesus-year-3-wk6-1

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/what-is-the-sacred-text-of-christianity-year-3-wk6-4

 

 

And finally…..

Remember to use the Purple Mash email system to stay in touch with each other.

Practise your times tables and division tables using Times Tables Rock Stars.

Continue with your Coding work and have fun making some games.

From Monday your learning will appear on another page with suggestions of learning activities for each week, rather than each day.  As I will be working in school, these will be set by other teachers who are working at home.

Thursday 4th June 2020

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths

Start by checking the bar models that you drew yesterday for each of the problems.

Are yours the same as mine?

 

 

 

 

Today we are going to use these styles of bar models to solve some problems.

Remember….

  • Draw the correct bar model showing the known values. 
  • Calculate the unknown values and add to your bar model. 
  • Write a sentence that answers the question in the problem.

 

 

 

 

I will put my bar models and answers up tomorrow.

 

English

In Secrets of a Sun King,  Tulip's mother, Mrs Mendoza, is a journalist.  She works for the Washington Post, an American newspaper.  She is covering the story of Howard Carter in Egypt.

Watch this video about creating newspaper articles:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

 

Your task today is to create your own newspaper report about the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.  You know all about Howard Carter's discovery from your History lessons last half term.  So you need to imagine that you are a reporter of that time (1922) and you are writing an article for the newspaper.

Have fun with it.  Write in columns if you want to, include pictures with captions.  You could even produce a complete newspaper supplement if you want to.  

 

Topic - History

This is the last weekly Topic lesson that I shall be planning for you so I am giving you some ideas that you may want to investigate in the coming weeks.

The ancient Egyptians were discovering and inventing things of which other cultures and civilisations of the same time in history, in other parts of the world, had no knowledge.

Look at the PowerPoint about the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians

Your task today is to do some more research of one of these areas presented on the PowerPoint.

You could choose

  • hieroglyphics and the work of scribes
  • obelisks and their function (there are some obelisks found in other countries too)
  • papyrus and how it is made
  • the Rosetta stone
  • Egyptian temples
  • the Book of the Dead

You might want to create a poster, a booklet, a painting, a short video or a PowerPoint of your own.

Enjoy your research and don’t forget to share your learning on Twitter or Purple Mash.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths

First look at each problem from yesterday.  You can see the known values are printed on my bar models.  The handwritten values are the unknown values that I worked out - hopefully you did too!

Then I have written a sentence to answer the question in the original problem.

 

 

We are going to start today by looking at three more types of problems and the bar models that would be used to solve them.  Talk through what you can see.

 

 

Today you have four problems.  Your task is to draw the correct type of bar model that will enable the problem to be solved.  You just need to write on the known values. 

Today you do not need to work out the unknown values. 

I will put up the correct bar models tomorrow for you to check against.

 

English

We now move into Part 2 of our book Secrets of a Sun King and read Chapter 6.

Secrets of a Sun King: Chapter 6

Now answer these questions.  Remember to write full sentence answers.

1. What was the Mendoza’s house like? Which words tell you this?

2. Why wasn’t Mrs Mendoza chosen to go to Egypt? Would you expect this to happen today? Why?

3. ‘Death shall come on swift wings to anyone who disturbs the grave of a pharaoh.’  What do you think that this means?

4. These words occur in this chapter.  Look them up in a dictionary to find their meaning.

  • parlour
  • telegram
  • satchel

5. What do you think will happen next?  What are your predictions?

Science

Our new topic for this term is Light.  Watch the introductory video.

What is Light?

Unlike last half term, I won’t be planning Science lessons for you each week.  You will be able to do your own research, investigations and own activities.  I will give you a few ideas today that you can work on, over the coming weeks.

 

These are some important statements that you need to know:

 

  • you need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • light is reflected from surfaces – check glass, mirrors and shiny surfaces
  • light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect your eyes
  • shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  • sizes of shadows change

 

 

Watch these videos to get you started:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/z2s4xfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/zqdxb82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/zp7f8mn

You will need to do some research to get more information….

Here are some ideas of activities that you could do:

  • Make a shadow clock outside using a stick in the ground, or by using yourself!
  • Make a paper sundial
  • Collect objects that fall into these three categories:
  1. ​​​​​​​Transparent materials let all light through; we can see clearly through these materials.​​​​​​
  2. Translucent materials let some light through; we can only see light through these materials but no shapes.
  3. Opaque materials let no light through; we cannot see through these materials at all.
  • Draw around the shadows of objects to create shadow art – either on paper or on the ground using chalks
  • Create shadow puppets – here are some ideas and a theatre too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8wP2RYy64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6oUqb94txc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hL28SkHf1g

 

Please keep putting photographs of your work on Purple Mash or on Twitter so we can enjoy what everyone is doing.

You might want to download these documents for future reference

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

 

Fox Hill Dancing Challenge

Well done to those who took part in our last Distance Dancing video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuqHLOBgP-Y

Today you’re being set the FINAL DANCE CHALLENGE using this video: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k14giRzqqUY

 

Once you feel confident with all of the steps, please ask your parents/carers to film it. Parents/carers can then send the video to our school Facebook or Twitter pages: 

https://www.facebook.com/FoxHillPrimarySchool/

https://twitter.com/FoxHill_Primary

The aim is for the videos to be used to create a Fox Hill dance montage.

For Parents/carers: By sending your videos, you are giving permission for them to be used.

Costumes (and proton packs) encouraged! 

Good luck and get dancing! 

Videos to be sent by 12pm on Friday 5th June. 

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths

First have a look at the types of bar models below.  These should match up to the problems you looked at yesterday.  If your bar models match, that’s great!  If they do not, then talk your way through these bar models and say what they are showing you.

 

 

 

 

Today’s learning has problems that can be solved using the same style of bar models, but the numbers involved are different.  Take your time to draw the bar models that you need, adding the numbers carefully.  Today you will need to do some calculating to solve the problems.  See how many of them you can do.  Remember to write a sentence answering the question in the problem.

 

I will put up answers tomorrow.

English - Spelling

Your spelling work today builds on your knowledge of homophones.

 

French - Here is another exciting edition of Claude Weekly for you to enjoy and work on.

Monday 1st June 2020

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths

Today we are going to look at problems and how bar models can be used to show that problem, ready to solve it.

Each of the problems has some kind of measure: length/height, mass(weight), capacity/volume.

First read these problems and look at the bar model that has been drawn to show the problem. 

We are not solving problems today, just drawing the correct bar model.  (If you need an extension activity then of course you can!)

Now it’s your turn.  For each of these problems, you need to draw a bar model.  This model will be a representation of the problem, showing the known values and the unknown values.

Remember – today is about creating the correct type of bar model and not about solving the problem.

I will put up my bar models tomorrow for these and then you can see if we both did the same.

Secrets of a Sun King: Chapter 5

Mrs Cooper reads Chapter 5 of Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll to Y3.

English

Watch and listen to the next chapter of our book Secrets of a Sun King, by Emma Carroll.  If you have your own copy you might like to follow the text at the same time.

Your task today is to write a summary of the letter that Lil reads at Grandad's house.  This will help you to establish all the key facts at this point in the story.  You might find it helpful to listen to the chapter a second time and make notes.  Then you can use your notes when you write your summary.

 

Coding

You can continue with your Coding work in Purple Mash.  Go to the Chimp section of 2Code.    Practise any again that you need too. Don’t be in a hurry to do the harder ones; develop your confidence with the skills first.  Remember to watch and listen to the videos before you attempt the tasks.  Enjoy! If you save your work in your file, I will be able to have a look at it too.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Today is the last day of this half term.  You have spent all of that time learning at home.  I hope you have enjoyed the tasks that I have set you.  Enjoy having a week of learning tasks.  Remember to stay safe.

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths today.....

It’s our last Maths lesson before the half term holiday so…..today you can have a play on Times Tables Rock Stars.  If you all try to go on at let’s say 10 o’clock, you might be able to play against each other.  Try to have a go in all the different areas, so you are getting different kinds of practice.  Enjoy!

 

English

Watch and listen to the next chapter of our book The Secrets of a Sun King. 

Secrets of a Sun King: Chapter 4

Mrs Cooper reads Chapter 4 of Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll.

Your writing task is to write a summary of the story so far.  Remember a summary includes:

  • key characters
  • key details of setting
  • plot

Your summary should be no longer than a page – you are not retelling all of the story.

Then have a think about your predictions for what is going to happen next.  You will have to wait a while for the next chapter!

PSHE – Jigsaw

This learning is for you to do with your families.  You might like to do it on your own with an adult or all of your family together.  It is a Jigsaw activity for Families at Home.

There is a story to listen to in two parts and some ideas for discussion.  Then there is a suggested activity for you to do together.  There is even a calm me time for you to end your session.

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

 

Maths

How did you get on reading the scales yesterday?  Look carefully at my notes on the answer sheets, so you can follow my thinking.

Maths - Check your work from Wednesday - Click on each picture to enlarge

Maths tasks

Today is going to be a sunny day, so if you are able to work outside you may make less mess!

Today’s work is practical measuring and comparing capacity, using water and empty containers.

First you need to find some empty containers: plastic milk bottles, juice cartons, drinks bottles and so on.  You will also need a container that holds 100ml. Using the 100ml container, fill one of the larger containers.  How many times did you have to fill up the 100ml container and tip it into the bigger container?

If you did it five times, then 5 lots of 100ml equal 500ml. The larger container holds 500ml.

If you did it 12 times, then 12 lots of 100ml equal 1200ml.  That is 1 litre and 200ml.

Have fun filling and measuring the capacity of your containers.  Choose some with labels so you can check and also choose containers that are not labelled too.

Once you become more familiar with these measures, you may like to estimate the capacity first and then measure.

Don’t forget to post some pictures on Purple Mash or Twitter.

English

Today Mrs Penman has planned you a Poetry lesson.  You will need to watch the PowerPoint and the video clips, before looking at the poems below. Your task is set out in the PowerPoint.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-understanding-poetry/zdwxbdm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAg5aoyAN4

 

CBBC Stars perform poetry

Topic - History - Art / Design Technology

Following on from our learning last week we are going to consider what happened to the body after mummification.  First watch this video.

Pyramids and Mummies

Now look at the PowerPoint presentation about Ancient Egyptian Tombs and Death Masks that Mrs Penman has prepared for you.  There is a lot of information, so get help to read it if you need to.

 

 

As you will have seen on the PowerPoint, your task is to make a model of a pyramid or a death mask. The last two slides of the presentation have some pictures of what you could use to create your model.  Don’t feel you have to rush.  Next week is the half term holiday, so you will have plenty of time to work on your models.  If you want to do both you can.  Remember, please share photos of your work on the class blog on Purple Mash or on Twitter.

We look forward to seeing your work.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths

Today we are going to think about measuring volume.  Go back to the big picture and see if you can identify things that may be used to measure capacity or volume of a liquid.

The units of measure that we are going to be using are: litres (l) and millilitres (ml).

There are 1000 millilitres in 1 litre.

1000 ml = 1 litre (1 l)

You may need to practise some counting first….

0, 25, 50, 75, 100,125, 150, 175, 200…. can you continue?

0, 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750, 2000…. can you continue?

 

 

Talk Task – work with an adult or older sibling if you can.

Rounding

First work out what each interval represents, then you will need to count on from the last labelled interval.

Main task

When you have had some practise on these scales you can move on to 4b(1) and 4b (2).  This time instead of rounding you are going to try to read the scales as accurately as you can.

Answers will be available tomorrow.

English

I hope you are enjoying our new book.  Listen carefully to the next chapter as you have some questions to think about afterwards.

Secrets of the Sun King: Chapter 3

Mrs Cooper reads Chapter 3 of Secrets of the Sun King by Emma Carrol to Y3.

Chapter 3 – Questions – Write your answers in full sentences

Lil doesn’t seem to like her school, St Kilda’s.  Why is this?

Lil goes to the British Museum. Why? Try to give more than one reason.

We meet two new characters – Oz and Tulip – in this chapter.  What is your opinion of them?

The Mendoza family also includes a brother called Alex and a mother who is not English.  Do you think these facts will be important later in the story? Why? Why not?

Science

In our final Science lesson this half term, we are going to look in a bit more detail at seed dispersal.  Watch the following videos.  You may want to watch them a second time to take notes.

Seed dispersal

Still image for this video
How nature works together.

Your task today is to create a poster showing the different ways that seeds can be dispersed.  You might want to do some further research to add more detail to your poster.

Remember we would love to see you work on Purple Mash or Twitter.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Fox Hill Dancing Challenge - Round TWO

Well done to those who took part in our last Distance Dancing video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-z_hedvjA

Today you’re being set a NEW DANCE CHALLENGE using this video: 

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

Once you feel confident with all of the steps, please ask your parents/carers to film it. Parents/carers can then send the video to our school Facebook or Twitter pages: 

https://www.facebook.com/FoxHillPrimarySchool/

https://twitter.com/foxhill_primary

The aim is for the videos to be used to create a Fox Hill dance montage.

For Parents/carers: By sending your videos, you are giving permission for them to be used.

Make sure you have your cowboy hats and USA flags ready! 

Good luck and get dancing! 

Videos to be sent by Friday 22nd May. 

Homophone of the Day

Times Tables Rock Stars

Spend 10-15 minutes on your daily practice. 

Remember you are working on speed and accuracy.

Maths Talk Task Answers from Monday 18th

Maths Main task answers for Monday 18th

Maths

Today we are going to do a practical investigation.  For this you must get permission from your grown-ups at home.

Firstly a reminder that we are learning about what an item weighs.  The mathematical term is its mass.  We are using the units of grams and kilograms.

1000 grams = 1 kilogram

Sometimes grams is abbreviated to g.

Sometimes kilograms is abbreviated to kg.

so… 1000 g = 1 kg

Your practical task  is to find items in your home that have the weight clearly written on the pack. These are most likely to be in the kitchen but could be elsewhere.  It is best to use packs that are unopened as you are less likely to make a mess but more importantly the mass (weight) written on the pack will be the weight that you are holding. 

Remember you are looking for grams (g) and kilograms (kg) NOT any other unit of measure.

Which items weigh the same? 

Which has the smallest mass? 

Which has the greatest mass? 

Can you put the items in order from smallest to largest?

If something weighs 1 kg and 300 g that is the same as 1300 g. 

If you have balancing scales at home, you could use them to compare the weights.

Take photos of your work if you can and share on Purple Mash or Twitter.

English - Spellings

Our learning today is some revision on Suffixes.

French

I am not sure how she does it, but the lovely Madame Yau has another edition of Claude Weekly for you to enjoy.

Monday 18th May 2020

Homophone of the Day

When I was in California I bought a book in a bookshop.  I was intending to show it to you all.  It is a book of pictures of homophones and their different meanings.  Each day I will share 2 pictures.  You might like to have a go at drawing your own pictures to remind you of the different spellings and meanings.  Have fun!

Times Tables Rock Stars

Every day this week I would like you to do some times tables practise for 10-15 minutes on TTRS.

You are working on accuracy of tables and speed of recall.

Maths

Today we are starting a new unit of learning: Measures.  Take a look at the picture and see if you can identify all the different resources that are used to weigh objects. 

Think about (and talk with a family member about) different things that you have seen being weighed in different places.  Make a list and add to it when you think of another example.  We use different types of weighing scales to weigh different things.

Talk task

With a parent or carer, have a look at the indicator on each set of scales.  First you need to work out what each interval represents.  Then make an estimate for each item being weighed.

When you are confident talking about how to work out the intervals, you can have a go at working out as close an estimate as you can, for the parcels A-F on Task 1b (1) and 1b(2).

English

Our new book, Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll, links to our topic of the Ancient Egyptians.  If you didn't listen to chapter 1 last week you will need to do that first.  I have braved technology and recorded chapter 2.  Look out for further chapters coming up later this week.

Secrets of the Sun King: Chapter 2

Mrs Cooper reads Chapter 2 of Secrets of the Sun King by Emma Carrol to Y3.

Your learning task is to begin to write some notes about each of the characters that you meet in the story.

So far we have been introduced to Lilian (Lil), Lil's mum, Lil's dad, Mr Ezra Wilkinson (Grandad) and Professor Selim Hanawati (the man who died and left his feet).  Use a different piece of paper for each character, as you will be able to add to your notes as the story progresses.  Jot down anything that you think is important about their character and any important details that you want to remember about them.  You will gradually be building up a detailed character description.

Coding

We are going to return to some Coding work in Purple Mash.  Go to the Chimp section of 2Code.  Starting with Fun with Fish look at the ones you have already completed.  Practise any of these that you need to again.  The early apps give you the basics, which you then use for the apps that are further along.  So don’t be in a hurry to do the harder ones; develop your confidence with the skills first.  Do watch and listen to the videos before you attempt the tasks.  I have not set these as 2Dos so you are able to work at your own pace.  Enjoy! If you save your work in your file, I will be able to have a look at it too.

Friday 15th May 2020

Word of the Day  (last one!)

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar (last one!)

The learning will look at relative clauses.  You will learn this further up the school, but I wanted you to realise that you use these kinds of sentences already.  Part of these sentences are a different kind of clause.

Maths

You have been working hard on your fractions.  Today we are going to re-focus our attention on our times tables.  I would like you to go onto Times Tables Rock Stars today.  In the Garage you will see I have set some tables for you to work on.  Some of you have more than others.  I will try to look at how you are getting on and make changes if and when you need different tables.  Please give me feedback on the class blog so I know how you are getting on.  Let me know on the blog or your parents can email school if you have lost your log in.

English

Today we read the final chapter of Beth on the Nile in our 2Do.  Check your understanding with the quiz in the next 2Do.  What did you think of the story?  Did you like the way it ended? Would you recommend it to others to read?  Your writing task in the final 2Do is to write a book review.  You have already written one book review, so you should find this fairly straight-forward.  I look forward to reading your reviews.

Music

I'm glad that some of you enjoyed the music lessons from Oak Academy.  This is the last one for the time being.

Thursday 14th May 2020

I should have told you last week, that Mrs Penman is now planning some of your online lessons.  Your Science and Topic lessons last week and this week were planned by Mrs Penman.  She also looks at our class blog so please leave a message for her too!

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

We are continuing with our learning on Subordinating Clauses.

In today's learning, you will be writing subordinating clauses where the subordinating conjunction has already been provided for you.

Maths - check the answers from Wednesday's learning - especially the ones at the end

Maths

Today you have two lots of calculations to complete – addition of fractions and subtraction of fractions.  It would be good for you to draw pictures or bar models for at least some of your calculations to show and support your understanding.  Remember the denominator shows the number of parts in the whole.  The numerator shows the number of parts in that fraction.  If you need any reminders, you can go back to watch the videos on Tuesday and Wednesday again.

Topic - History - Mummification

Today we are going to learn about the process of mummification.  The Egyptians believed that how they treated the bodies of the deceased was really important.  The first video tells you the different stages that were completed to create a mummy.  The second video is a lighthearted view of the same process.

 

Mummification (How an Ancient Egyptian Mummy was Made)

Horrible Histories - Making a Mummy

Your creative task today is to make a model of an Egyptian mummy.   You can be as creative as you like, using whatever materials you have to hand: bandages, toilet roll or even pastry!

Here are some pictures to give you some ideas. Mrs Penman and Mrs Cooper would both be interested to see you pictures on the Class Blog or on Twitter.

English - Look at the PowerPoint about Mummification before you start writing.

English

You will need to watch the videos for the Topic lesson before you attempt your writing today. Then look at the PowerPoint which gives you more information and some instructions.

Your writing task is to create a set of instructions for Mummification: How to mummify a deceased body.  Think about how you are going to layout the instructions on the page.  What features do all good pieces of writing contain?  What specific features will be in a set of written instructions?  You may want to watch the first video again and jot down some notes so you remember the order of the steps and tasks in mummification.  If you choose to, you can add some illustrations to support the instructions, giving specific details.

Do share your work on the Purple Mash class blog or on Twitter.  Enjoy!

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

Today we are going to look at a different kind of sentence.  This sentence has a main clause and some extra information which is introduced with a subordinating conjunction.  It could be like this:

MAIN CLAUSE + SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION AND SUBORDINATE CLAUSE

OR like this:

SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION AND SUBORDINATE CLAUSE + MAIN CLAUSE

 

Remember the main clause makes sense on its own - it could be a sentence in its own right.

Look at the information and examples at the top of the sheet before you attempt the learning exercises.

Answers to Tuesday's Maths work on Adding Fractions

Maths

In the same way that we were adding fractions yesterday, today we are going to subtract fractions that have the same denominator.    Watch and listen to the video carefully before attempting the worksheet.  Remember you can draw your own pictures – you don’t have to print off the sheet unless you want to.  Answers will be displayed tomorrow.

Subtract fractions Wed 13th May.mp4

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English

We have almost finished our e-book Beth on the Nile.  In the first 2Do read Ch 6; have you been clicking on the underlined words in the text?  This is like an instant glossary, telling you what some of the words mean.  Then answer the questions in the quiz in the next 2Do.  Today you are going to be writing some character descriptions.  You will need to read the chapter carefully and think about how the characters – Beth and Aye – have behaved.  In the final 2Do the page on screen is split into three parts.  In the top you write a character description of Beth, in the bottom section you write a character description of Aye.  In the middle section you write what is similar about these characters. 

Remember writing a character description needs good quality adjectives that describe appearance, behaviour and feelings.  You will also be able to use expanded noun phrases.  When you have finished, check for sense, spelling and punctuation.  I look forward to reading your work. 

Science

Now we are confident with the parts of the plant we are going to learn about the lifecycle of a plant.

First watch the video.

What is pollination and how does it work?

Your task today is show the life cycle of a plant.  

Watch the Oak Academy lesson to support you to complete a labelled drawing showing the life cycle of a plant.

Tuesday 12th May

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

If you completed Monday's learning on joining clauses, today's learning should be fairly straight forward.  It is about one clause sentences.

Answers to Monday's Maths learning on equivalent fractions

Maths

Today we are going to move on in our learning to add fractions with the same denominator.  Watch the video and then have a go at the questions on the worksheet.  Remember you can draw your own pictures – you don’t have to print off the sheet unless you want to.  Answers will be displayed tomorrow.

Tues 12th May Adding Fractions

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Last week's spelling work

Spelling

Today we are revising when we have to double a final consonant before adding -ed or -ing to a verb.  If there is a short vowel sound immediately before the final consonant then usually the final consonant is doubled.  Look at the examples carefully.

French

I was pleased to receive some good feedback from some children after last week's French lesson.  Madame Yau works very hard to produce your learning resources.  Please make a big effort to use these. 

Monday 11th May 2020

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

Today we are going to practise using conjunctions to join main clauses.  A main clause makes complete sense on its own; it is like a one clause sentence.

Maths - answers to the work completed on Thursday - check carefully

Now try these ones yourself.

English

We are going to be starting a new book called Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll.

Here she is introducing her book:

Shelfie with Emma Carroll

Here Emma Carroll the author is promoting her book in Waterstones Bookshop, London.

You may be able to get hold of a copy of your own.  Don’t worry though; we will use different ways to “read” the book together.  Other schools are also reading the same story.  We are going to join another Year 3 teacher today reading Chapter 1.

Secrets Of A Sun King

Chapter 1

Computing

I have been pleased to see that some of you have been sending emails.  If you haven't received an email then make sure you send one to someone else this week.

We continue with our learning on emails.  In your computing 2Do, you will receive an email from Dustin.  Read his emails carefully and reply sensibly to each one.  Make sure that you address the email to Dustin and reply with your name.  

Friday 8th May 2020

Today is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day which celebrated the end of the Second World War in Europe.  Today there are no lessons for you to complete as it is a Bank Holiday.  You may want to learn some more by looking at the resources on this page or using them to have some fun this weekend.

Click on the word document version to activate the links

Horrible Histories VE Day Song

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Thursday 7th May 2020

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar - Phrases and Clauses

A phrase is a group of words.

A clause is a group of words that includes a verb.

Read the full explanation and examples of these terms before you begin the exercises

Maths - answers to Wednesday learning 9b

Maths

Today we are going to learn about equivalent fractions.  If two fractions are equivalent that means they have equal value. 

Talk Task

We are going to begin by looking at a coloured fraction wall.  Try answering these questions with someone else. 

Now watch the video and complete today’s learning from the worksheet.

Equivalent Fractions

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Remember to pause the video when you are prompted to do so.

Topic - History:  Howard Carter & Tutankhamun

 

Today we are going to learn about the most famous Pharaoh – Tutankhamun.  His tomb was discovered by an English archaeologist called Howard Carter.  The money that paid for his travel and his work was provided by a man called Lord Carnarvon. (Lord Carnarvon’s descendants live in Highclere Castle which became famous as the film location for Downton Abbey.)

 

You have 3 videos to watch which will tell you some more about Tutankhamun and about how archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

King Tut and His Treasures for Kids: Biography of Tutankhamun, Discovery of his Tomb - FreeSchool

https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! The pharaoh Tutankhamun is one of the most famous Egyptian rulers in history. Known by ...

You have two activities to complete today.

1.  Design an Egyptian Sarcophagus.  There is an outline of one to help you get started.  You don’t need to print it out.  You can draw your own on plain paper.

2.  Play the Relay Reconstruction Game.  This is a family activity.  This will need you to be able to print out the pictures to play this game or you can spend some time doing some very good drawings to use instead.  Here are the instructions for the game.  It would be great if you can take some photos and send them to use on Twitter or on the Class Blog.

English

Today you need to start with your History Topic work as your writing today builds on the information that you find out in the History Topic lesson.

After you have watched the history lesson videos you can look at the PowerPoint here:

Your task today is to imagine that you are Howard Carter.  At the end of that day when you first discovered the tomb, you sit down to write your diary.  You are exhausted and frustrated.  But you want to record what happened on that day.  There are some prompts to help you with your diary writing if you need them.  Remember the diary writing we have completed in class.  A diary is written in the first person.  You may want to write down reflective questions that you ask yourself.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

Today's learning starts with the progressive form of a verb.  This shows when an action is or was in progress.  The learning also looks at the perfect tense when an action has been completed.  Read the information carefully before you begin your learning.

 

Maths answers for Tuesday 5th

Maths

Remember you don’t have to print anything!  So long as you can see the details on a screen.

You need paper to write on.

Today I am going to introduce you to something called a fraction wall (on sheet 9a)  Imagine that we have strips of paper that are identical in length.  Each of these strips is then cut into a different number of equal parts.  So a strip cut into 2 equal parts will show two halves (½).  If the strip is cut into 3 equal parts it will show 3 thirds (1/3). 

Talk task  Try to complete this part of your learning with an older sibling or a parent.

Use sheet 9a to talk about the fractions in the fraction wall.  Use the prompts to support your talk.

Independent task

Today you need to start by looking at the problems on sheet 9b(1).

Read the first problem.  Draw your own pictures to solve the problem.  If you can, use a bar model similar to one of the strips on the fraction wall. 

Then look at sheet 9b(2).  Can you find a representation that shows what you have worked out?   Don’t move on to the next problem until you are secure with your own drawings.

English

Read Chapter 5 of Beth and the Nile (Purple Mash 2Do), then answer the questions in the online quiz. (Purple Mash 2Do).

You will then be able to answer these open-ended questions:

 

1. Why did Captain Nefer’mind need some ointment?

2. Why was Captain Nefer’mind crying?

3. Why did the soldiers have such puny-looking camels?

4. Why didn’t Captain Nefer’mind believe that King Tut was the Boy King?

5. But the camel captain and his troops were already leading Beth away. Later, the three old chums would look back and laugh at Beth’s small tactical error, leaving Tut and Scarab to be chomped to death by angry crocodiles.

What could Beth have done differently to make all three of them safe rather than just herself?

 

The story tells us that an announcement had been made to say that King Tut was dead - even though we know he was still alive.  Your final 2Do for today is to write that official announcement that would have been read out.  Make sure that you write in correctly formed and punctuated sentences.  Read it through and edit for any mistakes before you 'hand it in'.

Science

I wonder if any of you have managed to plant anything or observe anything growing?

Here is an update of my potato plants.

Last week you looked at the parts of a plant and what plants need to survive. Today we are going to look in more detail at the parts of a flower and learn about their functions.

First watch the video and then look at the PowerPoint Presentation on the parts of a flower.

Your task is to draw and label all the parts of a flower.  Watch the Oak Academy lesson video which will support you to do this task.

Finally.....

Take the quiz to test your learning from today’s lesson.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Fox Hill Dancing Challenge

Today you’re being set a challenge. We’d like you to learn a dance using this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUfoYCpJja0&

Once you feel confident with all of the steps, please ask your parents/carers to film it. The aim is for the videos to be used to create a Fox Hill dance montage.

Here is the final video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-z_hedvjA

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

Today we are looking at verbs again.  Today we are thinking about when an action takes place  - in the past, now or in the future.  

Maths answers to Monday's learning - Click each image to enlarge

Maths

Today we are going to build on the learning from yesterday.  The video begins by going over the type of learning that you worked on yesterday but then it moves on to fractions with different denominators.  It is important that you complete the questions in the way that the video instructions tell you.

Feel free to do the starter activity is you wish.

 

Lesson 3 - Step 4 - Compare fractions.mp4

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English - Last week's spelling work - answers

English

Spellings

VOWELS – a  e  i  o  u

CONSONANTS – all the other letters of the alphabet

Today we are going to do some revision on when we have to make spelling changes when we:

  • add –ed to make a verb into the past tense
  • add –ing to make a verb into the present continuous tense (when an action is still happening)

The verbs we are going to look at today end in the letter ‘y’.

If there is a vowel before the letter ‘y’ then it is straightforward to just add – ed or –ing.

If there is a consonant before the letter ‘y,’ then the –ing can be added with no change needed.  However, before adding –ed, the letter ‘y’ must be changed to an ‘i’.

Apply these rules to the verbs on the worksheet.  Write out correctly how these words would be spelled when adding –ing and –ed.

French

I haven't had very much feedback to know if you are trying out any of the French resources that Madame Yau is producing for you.  She has produced Claude Weekly 3 for you this week.  If you haven't looked at them before, then take some time to enjoy reading and trying out some of the links and the activities.

Let me know what you do and how you get on!

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

Due to popular demand, here are the answers to last week's grammar exercises:

 

Today you are continuing your work that you started on Friday on word classes.  It is important that we know these!

Maths - answers to Friday's learning Click to enlarge

Maths

This week we are going to begin by comparing fractions. 

Let’s just reminder ourselves of the key vocabulary

Denominator – the total number of parts

Numerator – the number of parts we are talking about

Vinculum – the line that we draw to separate the denominator and numerator when we write a fraction

The first task (8a) you would do as a talk task if you were in school, so if possible please talk this through with an older sibling or adult. 

Use the same vocabulary when you come to do your main task on sheet 8b, to help you compare the fractions and so answer the questions.

English

Today we are going to read chapter 17, the final chapter of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

In this chapter there is a lot that happens and it covers a lot of time.  I know that all books have to come to an end, but each time I get to the end of this book (I have read it a few times), I wish that it didn’t come to an end quite so quickly in the way that it does.  You will need to take your time over this chapter.  You may find it helps to talk to an adult about what you are reading and maybe share some of the reading together.  Try to think and talk about what is happening and make predictions about the next part of the chapter.

After reading the chapter think about these things:

How do you feel about the way the story ended?

There are more books in the series The Chronicles of Narnia – what do you think might happen in other books?

What was your favourite part of the book?  What was your favourite character?

Was there a part of the book or a character that you didn’t like? Why?

We are going to do a final written piece of work on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

We are going to do a Book Review.

Some of you will want to just write your book review using your own headings on lined paper.  Some of you will prefer to use a structure that is already set out for you.  This is your chance to think about the book as a whole and reflect on it.  Many of you have ‘Write a book review’ as a target on your reading target card.

I will give your some different resources to choose from.

Computing

This week I would like you to use the email system within Purple Mash. 

Click on Tools

Scroll down to Communicating and Sharing where you will find 2Email – click on this.

On the next screen click on 2Email again.  Once in your own email account you need to click on Compose.  You will be able to choose one of your friends to send an email to.  Try it out!  All emails come via me for approval, so make sure you write something that is appropriate.  If you get an email from a friend, it will come up as an Alert. 

Good luck and have fun with that.

Friday 1st May 2020

Wow!  We are in May.  You were at home for the 1st April and now we are starting a new month.  Hang on in there - you are doing great!

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Talk about its meaning with a family member.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

The work today is about Word Classes.  That is the name that we give to different types of words like: nouns, verbs adjectives and so on.  Noun is a word class, so is Verb.  Read the information at the top of the page.  There will be some more work on this on Monday.

I will also start putting up some completed work so you can check each day.

Maths

Today I am going to give you two worksheets to work through.  You don't have to print them.  It is more important that you draw your own pictures or get some practical items to support you with the work.  You might need to persuade your grown-ups to let you have access to pasta pieces or wrapped sweets.  Failing that Lego bricks (or similar) will do!

Sheet 7a has pictures to show you the quantities involved.  Use your Lego bricks to represent each of these.  Talk through what you are doing using the language of fractions.

Sheet 7b shows the quantities on a bar model.  You can still use the Lego pieces and draw yourself a giant bar model and put the pieces in each of the sections of the bar model.  

Do as much practical work as you can to support your thinking.  Your times tables can help you with this.  Talk out loud about what you are doing.

Next week we are going to be moving on, so you must be as secure with this as you can.  Good luck and enjoy your learning.

English

Today you are to read Chapter 4 of Beth and the Nile on Purple Mash.  Take your time with the 2Do questions that follow and see if you can all get 5/5.  Then you are to answer these questions.  Write the answers out in full sentences.

 

Open-Ended Questions

1. What did the hieroglyph of the finger on the lips mean?

2. Beth thought that Uncle Aye must have written the hieroglyphs. Why did she think this? Give two reasons.

3. It didn’t take the children long to clamber out of the tomb. Find and copy a phrase in the story to prove that this statement is true.

4. Beth, Scarab and King Tut grinned like people who were very, very pleased with themselves. Rewrite the simile above so that the sentence still has the same meaning.

5. “Tomb robbers, eh?” said the captain of the camel army in an extremely unfriendly manner. “You’ve just made my day. It’s the crocodiles for you!” Why do you think that the captain thought the children were tomb robbers?

If you didn't finish writing your story yesterday, make sure you take time to do that today.  You could finish it at the weekend, but you might like to have a couple of days off school work.

Music

You have another lesson with the Oak Academy music teacher.

Enjoy!

Thursday 30th April 2020

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

You are still working on Pronouns.  Did you become aware of how often you use pronouns?  They are handy little words that we use all the time.

Maths

How did you get on yesterday with the online lesson? 

One person told me it was good; no-one else let me know! 

I am going to give you another Oak National Academy lesson on unit and non-unit fractions with the same teacher.  You will need a pencil and some paper.  It would also help if you have something like some Lego bricks or small blocks to support you with your learning.

Please leave me a message on the Class Blog so I know what to plan for Friday.  Thank you.

English

Today I am going to set you a story writing task.  We have begun to learn about the ancient Egyptians.  I want you to imagine that a modern day character (it could be someone your age) wakes up one morning in ancient Egypt.  What do they do?  What kind of an adventure might they have?  What might they see?  Who do they meet?  Start by jotting down your ideas.  Then create yourself a 5 paragraph plan.  Here are some prompts to help you with your own plan.

Introduction

character wakes up feeling hot – discovers he/she is not in usual bedroom

character description

build up

character starts to discover where he/she is

setting description

problem

something happens to your character related to being in ancient Egypt

elaborate details of the plot

resolution

other character(s) in story help solve the problem with your character

explain actions in detail

Conclusion

your character finds their way back to present day UK

character finishes with exclamation or a self-reflective question

 

 

Your writing toolkit should include:

  • extended noun phrases
  • fronted adverbials
  • quality vocabulary
  • co-ordinating conjunctions to link ideas in a sentence
  • subordinating conjunctions to extend ideas in a sentence
  • prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • inverted commas for dialogue with reporting clause

PSHE

This learning is for you to do with your families.  You might like to do it on your own with an adult or all of your family together.  It is a Jigsaw activity for Families at Home.

There is a story to listen to in two parts and some ideas for discussion.  Then there is a suggested activity for you to do together.  There is even a calm me time for you to end your session.

 

I hope you enjoy it.

Ask an adult to read through the introduction with you and do the questions together.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Word of the Day

Here is today's word.  Can you use it in conversation?  Can you include it in any written work?

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

The learning today is Pronouns.  These are those often small words that we use to replace a noun in our sentences.  Try to be aware of how often you use pronouns when you are talking.

Maths

Thank you to those of you who are giving me some feedback.  It seems that the pace of the learning is going too fast and some of you are struggling.  So we are going to slow the pace and do some re-capping of what we have learned so far.

The Oak National Academy is running lessons for children with a teacher teaching the lesson through a video.  Let’s try this today and see how you get on.  Let me know and then I will know what to plan for you to do on Thursday. 

You just need some paper and a pencil for the lesson.

English

Today you have been given chapter 3 to read of Beth and the Nile on Purple Mash.  Once you have completed the questions on the text you have a writing task.  I am expecting you to take your Purple Mash writing tasks as seriously as you do when you work on paper.

Your task: Write the remainder of the message. Think about the first part of the message.  How would the message end?  Does it give them any information or help about escaping or about surviving?  Remember to use punctuation correctly and set your work out clearly on the paper on screen.

Topic - History - Gods, Pharaohs and Hieroglyphics

The ancient Egyptians were ruled by Pharaohs and believed in many gods.  Some people even considered that their ruler, the Pharaoh, was a god.  The writing that they used was called Hieroglyphics.  Watch these videos for more information.

Your task today is to create a mini-booklet about your favourite gods.  Look at the PowerPoint for information so you can decide which of the gods you would like to include.  You will also want to add some writing in hierogylphics so you will also need to look at the information on hierogylphics.  It works a bit like a code.

Some versions are drawn with simple lines, some are more complex.

You might also want to have a bit of fun with the code cracking sheet of Egyptian Gods.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Word of the Day

How did you get on with yesterday's word?  Apologies for those of you who thought it was too strong a word.  In our class novel you could say that there had been an ongoing feud between the White Witch and Aslan, resulting in the death of Aslan.

Here is today's word:

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

 

 

Grammar

Today you are working on Prepositions again.  Take time to read the information at the top of the page.

Maths

First check the answers to Monday's work.

In today’s video there are some bigger numbers being used.  It is important for those of you who are not confident with times tables, to have some small objects to support your work today.  Remember you do not have to print out the worksheet if you don’t have a printer.  Looking at it on screen, working practically and recording on paper is fine!  Let me know how you get on.

Tuesday Fractions of a set of objects (2).mp4

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English

Today you are working on Spellings.  Each of the words has a silent letter.  Remember to look the words up in a dictionary to check to see if you have them correct!

I am also attaching a completed version of last week's spelling work for you to see.

If you have any other English work to catch up on, take time to do that today.

Science

Last week you did some observational drawings of a plant. 

Watch video 1 to remind yourself of the parts of the plant and their functions.

 

So what do plants need to survive?  I think you know!

Watch video 2

 

BUT how can we prove that the roots and stem take the water and nutrients to the other parts of the plants?

Watch video 3

 

You can try this yourself with white flowers.  Another easy way is to use sticks of celery with leaves at the top. 

See if you can set up your own experiments and post pictures so others can see your results.

Make some predictions about what will happen and how long it will take.  See if your predictions are correct.

Monday 27th April 2020

Word of the Day

Each day I will put up a word of the day.  Your challenge is to see if you can use the word throughout the day.  Aim to use it at least 3 times.  Good luck with the challenge!

Click on each picture so you can read the meaning and the examples of use.

Grammar

You are going to be working on Prepositions today.  Remember to read all the information at the top of the sheet.  That will help you succeed with the learning.

Maths

We are continuing our learning on Fractions.

How did you get on last week with the videos? Were they helpful? I am going to be using a mix of the usual Maths Mastery resources we use in school and these other videos too. If you want to have a go at the Starter activity you can; I really want you to watch them for the teaching and then go to the worksheet when you are told to.

To help you with the practical side of the Maths, find some small objects that you can use instead of bricks and Dienes.

Monday Fractions of a set of objects (1).mp4

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English

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

We are almost at the end of the book now with just 2 chapters to go.  Today you need to read Chapter 16.  Please read with an adult if you find it hard going.  There are quite a lot of things in this chapter, that remind us that this story was written a long time ago.  As you read jot down those things.  Talk to a grown up, about any parts of this chapter that you don’t understand.   Also make a note of anything that you remember from earlier parts of the story, for instance you may come across a character from an earlier chapter that you have forgotten about.

There have been lots of versions of this story re-created in film and on stage.  There is a free version made by the BBC on Youtube or you could ask an adult if you could pay to see the Disney version.

Computing

You have a 2Do challenge.  This week it is another email that you need to respond to.

Some of you didn't even start the 2Do last week.  Some of you replied to the first email and thought that your 2Do was complete.  There will be replies to your email, so you need to keep checking your alerts and reply to any new emails you get.

A couple of you realised that you now have access to the email system in Purple Mash.  You are now able to email any of your friends in the class.  It is a safe, closed system within Purple Mash and I have overall control.  If I do not approve your email I may reject it or delete it altogether.  So please remember to be polite and kind in any communication that you have with each other.  Enjoy!

Friday 24th April 2020

Friday Fun Starter:

Draw a picture of someone in your family and write some key words that describe their personality.

Grammar

Today we are ending the week with some more Adverbs.

Maths

We are going to end our week with another video.  Watch it carefully and pause it when instructed to do so to do questions 1 to 3. 

Return to the video before completing questions 4 and 5.

Watch the rest of the video and complete questions 6, 7 and 8.

Step 3 - Tenths.mp4

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Topic/English

Today I have set you some more 2Dos on Purple Mash.  This is Chapter 2 of Beth and the Nile. 

1. Read the chapter and answer the questions in the online quiz.  

At the end of the chapter, King Tutenkhamun breaks out of the sarcophagus and begins to introduce himself to Beth and Scarab.   

2. Your task is to continue the dialogue by writing the conversation between the three characters.

Music

Your final lesson for this week is from the new National Oak Academy.

Let me know on the blog how you get on.  Did you enjoy the lesson or not?

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Thursday Fun Starter:

Make a list of all the things that you are good at.  Make a list of things that you enjoy.

Grammar

Today you are looking at adverbs.  These are the words that modify or describe the verbs.

Maths

Today we are solving problems with non-unit fractions.

A non-unit fraction is when the numerator is more than one.

Today you are going to be creating a fraction from the information given. 

Remember: the denominator is the total number of parts in the whole; the numerator is the number of parts that we are talking about in our maths stories.

Work through the maths stories on 6b (1) and 6b(2). 

Then you can make up some maths stories of your own.

Topic/English

Today we are going to look at the Geography of the country of Egypt.  Egypt is in Africa.  Much of the country is desert, but there is a very famous river that runs through it called the River Nile.  This was really important for the ancient Egyptians as well as for the Egyptian people of today.

The first PowerPoint shows you some maps.  Look at them carefully.  

The second PowerPoint explains some of the reasons that the River Nile was important.

 

Your task today is to produce an information sheet about the River Nile.  You will probably want to go back to look at the Power Points and video clip again.  You may find it easier to make some notes this time.

Your information sheet should include some written sections.  You may want to include some labelled diagrams as well as some drawings to complete your work.

I look forward to you sharing photos of your work on Purple Mash.

French

Have you been keeping up with Madame Yau's French resources that she has been making for you?

If not head over to the main page for Home Learning to find them.

There are 3 videos.  

Enjoy Claude Weekly - the weekly newspaper that Madame Yau produces for you.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Wednesday Fun Starter:

What is your favourite type of music?  Make a list of your favourite songs, or groups or artists.

Grammar

Today's Grammar work is about Verbs again.  Please read the information at the top of the sheet first.  Then read all the questions carefully.

Maths

First let’s check our work from yesterday.  Here are the answers. How did you do?

Now practise your learning so far this week with sheets 3b and 6a.

Our new topic for the summer term is the Ancient Egyptians.

I will be setting some Topic work and some English work on this theme.

 

Today I have set you some 2Dos on Purple Mash.  There is an online book called Beth and the Nile.  You will need to read the first chapter of the book so that you can do the online quiz.  The next 2Do will give you some factual information about the place of Ancient Egypt.  You might want to make some notes as you read the information.

Remember: Some of you will want to read this with an adult.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

NOTE FOR PARENTS:

The Government has launched a new website with lessons for all ages.  I will be dipping in and out of this new website, sometimes directing you to their lessons.  I will put a link directly to the lesson that I want the children to look at.

Mrs Cooper

Tuesday Fun Starter:

Write a list of all the children in the class - this time you need to give each person an adjective that describes their personality.  

For example:

Anxious Annie

Bewildered Bernie

Grammar

Today's work is all about verbs.

Maths

First let’s check our work from yesterday.  Here are the answers.  How did you do?

Today we are going to look at how to add fractions together to make a whole. Watch the video carefully and remember to pause it and try out questions 1 – 6 first.  Then return to the video for some more teaching before completing the remainder of the worksheet.

Step 2 - Making the whole.mp4

Still image for this video

This is the worksheet referred to in the video.  I will give you the answers tomorrow.

English

If you have the list of spellings for an adult to test you on that's great!  If not don't worry.

This term I am going to do the Spellings in a different way.  There won't be a list of 10 spellings to learn and a test. Instead I will be expecting everyone to have a go at the activities that I am setting.  Each week I will be setting a Spelling activity to do - they will look a bit like the Grammar activities that I set for you each day.  The activities are designed for you to practise different spelling rules and apply them.  If you like having a weekly spelling test, then you can pick 10 words from the Year 3/4 list to learn each week and ask an adult at home to test you.  If you have a red Phonics book you can continue to work your way through that as well.

Science

Our new Science topic for this half term is plants.  You already know a lot about plants from your learning in Year 2.

Take the quiz in the first PowerPoint to see what things you have remembered.

Since we have been working and learning at home, I have planted some seed potatoes for us.

Look at the next PowerPoint to see what I have been up to.  You might like to have a go at growing some plants.  Ask your grown up to see what you may be able to do.

Your Science learning for this week will involve you finding some plants that you can dig up.  This could be some grass growing in between the cracks of a pavement.  It could be a weed that has sprung up by your front door.  Be creative in searching out some small plants that you can look at.  Check with an adult what you can dig up and use.  You may find something when you are out having your daily exercise.  NO DIGGING UP PLANTS IN PEOPLE'S GARDENS!

Look at the next PowerPoint for instructions and details of your task.

Monday 20th April 2020

Monday Fun Starter:

Write a name alphabet. A name for each letter of the alphabet.

A = Anne B = Bernard etc

Grammar

Today's work is about words that are singular or plural.

Maths

Today we are starting some new learning about Fractions.

We are going to use some videos to help you remember your learning from year 2 and to make sure everyone is able to enjoy our new unit of Maths.  There are two important words that you will hear: denominator and numerator.  The denominator tells us how many parts in the whole and the numerator tells us how many in the part we are looking at.  Listen out for these words.

Step 1 - Unit and non-unit fractions.mp4

Still image for this video

This is the worksheet referred to in the video. I will give you the answers tomorrow.

English

Today we are returning to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Some of you may have carried on reading to the end – that’s okay!  For those of us who haven’t today we are going to read Chapter 15.  For many of you this will be best if you share the reading with an adult.

Your task today is to draw a picture as a summary of this chapter.  Pages 173 and 174 provide some description of what the girls see. 

What do you think is the most important thing that you will draw?

Who is the most important character?

What will be in the centre of your picture?

What colours will you choose to use?

When you have completed your drawing, ask a grown-up if they can take a photo of your work and upload it to Purple Mash.

Computing

Today your 2Do will give you access to the email system on Purple Mash. 

You will need to complete the 2Do by Tuesday.

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