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Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together

Amber

Welcome to Year 3 and Team Amber

Your teachers are Miss Smith & Mr Scarborough

Your teaching assistant is  Mrs Botha

 

 

Home Learning Update March 27th 2020

 

We hope that you are all taking care and keeping safe together as a family. We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year3@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also, do please take a look.

 

Detailed below are a range of updated activities that supplement those previously offered and can be accessed below. We would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Each and every day we would like you to:

  • Read (independently, shared or paired)
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)
  • Undertake a maths activity
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

Of course you can do more if you like! Remember some of these activities will take more than 1 day to complete!

 

Look after each other and stay safe.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

We would like you to investigate 2D shapes and fractions.

 

  • Activity 1: How many different shapes can you find around your house? Go around your house and identify as many shapes as you can. You could even pick a shape. For example, a square and then go around the house and see how many squares you can find. You can write down your findings in a table with the shapes at the top of each column. Or you could even take a picture of different shapes.
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  • Activity 2: Create a poster showing the properties of 2D shapes (see attached pdf documents for ideas – Remember vertices are corners of the shape)
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  • Activity 3: Can you draw and cut out some different 2D shapes (square, rectangle, circle, hexagon) and fold them in half? How many different ways can you fold the shapes so that each part is identical?
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Activity 4: Can you write down fractions of amounts? Can you collect all your folks and spoons and tell me how many you have as a fraction? Remember the top number (numerator) would be how many folks you have got and the bottom number of the fraction (denominator) would be how much cutlery you have altogether. For example, if you have 24 pieces of cutlery and 3 folks – the fraction would be 3/24. You can even write fractions of amounts using pictures and drawing. For example, you could draw 18 fish and colour in 9 of them. You would then write the amount you have coloured in as the top number (numerator) and how many fish would be the bottom number of the fraction (the denominator). You could use lots of different things in your house.

 

Activity 5: Can you create a fraction poster or PowerPoint presentation to show what you have learnt?

 

Practise your times tables using Times Tables Rockstar’s https://ttrockstars.com/

To name a number of different 2D shapes.

 

To identify the properties of different 2D shapes.

 

To learn to find fractions of amounts.

 

Remember everything we've been learning in class!

 

Work through the tasks in any order.

 

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos  

Top marks maths:  Games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers - This week we would like you to focus on multiplication.

Below are some Maths games which you can make and play at home with your family:

Indoor maths game 3: Multiplication Bingo 

What you need to play:

  • Paper to write numbers down on

How to play:

Step 1:  In this mathematical version of the game, all players write down 5 numbers, which are multiples of a given times table. For example: if they were doing the 5 times table, they might write 10, 35, 45, 50 and 60.

Step 2: A third person can lead the game and call out multiplication questions from the chosen times table, or they can be written on cards, jumbled up in a pile for players to take turns picking and reading out.

Step 3: If the player has an answer to the question on their bingo board, they can cross it out. First person to cross out all their numbers is the winner. 

Game 2:  The Yes/No Game

What you need to play:

  • A series of cards/pieces of paper

How to play:

Step 1: Both players put a card on their head. It could have a number on it, a shape etc…. 

Step 2: The first player asks a question which can only be answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’. E.g. ‘Am I odd?’ ‘Am I under 20?’ ‘Do I have 4 sides?’ etc…..

Step 3: They keep asking questions until the get the answer correct, or they run out of turns (you can set the number of turns they get at the beginning of the game). Then it is time for the other player to have a go.

Pen and paper maths game 2: Multiplication 4 In A Row

What you need to play:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Counters or coins

How to play:

Step 1: Each player needs a set of coloured counters or different coins (2ps vs 10ps as an example). 

Step 2: Make a grid containing the answers to the times tables being worked on and a set of cards with the multiplication questions.

Step 3: Each player takes it in turns to pick a card, work out the answer and cover the answer with their counter. The first player to cover four in a row is the winner.

More of these home maths games can be found:

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/

If you don’t have any of these materials at home to make this game, you can pop into the school and we will have them ready for you to collect?

This website covers all topics in the KS2 Mathematics Curriculum. It has useful video clips and practise questions if you need some reminders on key facts and information.

 

 

 

Fun and interactive games to practise strategies you have learnt in class, suitable for Year 3 are listed.

 

English

Activity 1: This week we would like you to write a Haiku poem. Remember a Haiku poem has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the final line has 5 syllables.

Remember to pick an exciting theme of your choice. You could use one of the following…

  1. The garden.
  2. What you can see from your window.
  3. Your family.
  4. Your favourite hobby.

Activity 2: We would like you to start a diary entry of what you are getting up to each day while you’re at home. Think about creating your book and designing your front cover (we have left a box of card and paper at the front of the school if you would like some to use) Remember the structure of a diary. We always start with Dear diary and finish with our name.

Activity 3: Create your own super hero. Think about what he is wearing, his super powers (what makes him a super hero? Is he invisible? Can he fly?) Does he have a catchphrase? ….. To infinity and beyond. Once you have created your character, we would like you to create a storyboard or comic strip of your superhero in action. Remember their must be a problem he solves.

Activity 4: Can you write a postcard or a letter to us to tell us what you’ve been up to! Take a picture and send it to the year 3 email and I can upload it to the blog! You may also want to include a picture. Remember to include questions so we can respond!

You may also wish to have a look at - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/. It is on at 11am every day.

1. To learn how to write a Haiku poem.

 

2. To learn how to write a diary entry.

 

3. To learn how to write a comic strip.

 

Remember to include all steps to success which we have done in class. Examples are included within each activity.

Art

Activity 1: Draw a self-portrait of your face. Think carefully about which media you will use, for example: pencils, pen, crayon, paint or chalk. You could use the step-by-step instructions on the Drawing A Face to help you which I have attached below (you can open the link below)

 

Activity 2: Draw a jungle animal or your favourite animal. Think carefully about the steps which you need to take in order to draw the animal and which media you will use, for example: pencils, pen, crayon, paint or chalk. You could use the step-by-step instructions on the drawing a jungle animal to help you which I have attached below at the bottom of the Year 3 page. (You just need to open the link to see)

 

Activity 3: Play a self portrait game with someone in your home. You will need two people and a piece of paper and pencil each. Sit next to one another and look directly at their face. Your eyes cannot come off of their face and you cannot look down at your paper at any time. You have 60 seconds to draw their face without looking at what you are drawing at all. After 60 seconds you can both look. The results will be very interesting!

Practise drawing a self-portrait of your face using accurate proportions

PSHE

This term we have been looking at Healthy me within our PSHE Lesson.

If you are taking part in the Joe wicks morning pe session or completing a daily walk or active activity, once you have completed this workout, we would like you to think about the following questions, maybe you could discuss them with someone you live with:

  1. What was happening to your body while you were moving?
  2. Why do you think it is important to be active?
  3. What happens to your heart when you are exercising? Do you breathe fast or slower?
  4. How can you make your heart and lungs get stronger?

Activity 1: We would like you to come up with a fitness challenge that you are going to complete each day for a week. For example, pick an activity that you can do in 60 seconds. For example, star jumps, bunny hops, hoping on one leg. Count how many can do and write down your score. The next day complete the same challenge and see if you can beat your score.

Activity 2: Produce a poster on healthy living. It could be healthy foods; it could be how to keep active or what happens to your body when you exercise. Remember to send your work to the Year 3 email address so we can add it to our blog.

You may also want to watch Jamie Oliver to get some cooking ideas. 12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

Understand the important of a healthy lifestyle and healthy me.

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition, please find an attachment to this page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

 

 

 

 

       
     
   
 

Home Learning Update March 2020

A number of families are now in a position where they are having to self isolate.  We are keen to offer remote support for learning to those unable to currently attend school, and those who may be unable to do so in the near future.

We continue to meet as a teaching team to discuss how best to support the learning needs of our children in the event that they are unable to attend school. Detailed below are a range of activities linked to our previous, current and future learning in Year 3. We would like to thank you in advance for supporting your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

Each and every day we would like to invite you to undertake the following:

  • Reading (independently, shared or paired)
  • Rocking! (Times Tables Rock Stars)
  • Exercise
  • Undertake a maths activity
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

Have fun and stay safe everyone.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

  1. Make your own board game. Think about using number bonds or maths questions including times tables.
  2. How many right angles can you find in your house? Can you take pictures of these?
  3. Ask your family or friends one of these chosen question (you could even think of your own).
  • What is your favourite food?
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What is your favourite animal?

Then, create a tally chart using this information.

Can you transfer this information into a bar chart?

  1. Make a pizza or a cake using paper and pencils (or you could even make it to eat).

Can you split this into a fraction of your choice (think about  12  and 14 )

  1. Can you make up a times tables song or rap! You can even add in actions ready to perform when you get back to school!

 

Remember everything we've been learning in class!

Work through the tasks in any order..

Maths

Websites/games and interactive videos  

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths

Addition and subtraction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39

Adding and subtracting fractions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/z9n4k7h

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

Bar charts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7rcwmn

Bar charts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8487ty

 

Top marks maths: Games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

This website covers all topics in the KS2 Mathematics Curriculum. It has useful video clips and practise questions if you need some reminders on key facts and information.

 

 

 

 

 

Fun and interactive games to practise strategies you have learnt in class, suitable for Year 3 are listed.

 

English

  1. Write a set of instructions.

Write a set of instructions for one of the following:

  • Making a meal i.e. sandwich, drink, cake, pizza.
  • Making a board game (if you have chosen to complete this as your maths task).
  • Playing a game.
  • Making a sculpture i.e. Lego, playdough, paper. 
  • Daily tasks i.e. getting dressed, brushing teeth, doing your hair, tying your shoe laces.

Remember to include:

  • Title for your instructions i.e. How to…
  • An equipment/ingredient list.
  • Method (using numbers or time connectives. I.e. first, next, then, finally).
  • A picture or drawing of your creation.

You could even complete your instructions as pictures if you like!

 

  1. Write your own traditional tale.

You can:

  • Make the book.
  • Design the front cover.
  • Create your own characters.
  • Write the story.

You could choose to do a comic strip story or a picture book if this is better for you.

Remember the order of the story:

Beginning: Begin with introducing your characters and the setting.

Middle: Decide on your plot – what is the problem that occurs in your story.

End: What is the solution to your problem? How does the story end?

 

Choose one or more of the following tasks to complete.

Remember to include all of the steps to success that you include in your writing in class:

  • Title for your instructions i.e. How to…
  • An equipment/ingredient list.
  • Method (using numbers or time connectives. I.e. first, next, then, finally).
  • A picture or drawing of your creation.

 

Think back to the traditional tales we have looked at recently in English (The 3 little pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Snow white and the seven dwarfs).  

Try to include:

  • Punctuation.
  • Inverted commas for speech.
  • Powerful adjectives.

 

 

Science

Our topic in Science this term is animals including humans.

  1. Poster or booklet.

We would like you to do some research on the skeleton and create a poster or a booklet to present your findings.

Use websites to help you:

BBC Bitesize KS2 (Scroll down to Human Body Section)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

  1. Healthy eating activities.

We have looked at the food groups and how each one can help our bodies.

We would like you to tell us everything you know about food, the food groups, nutrition and how to be healthy.

 

You can choose one of the following activities:

 

  • Mind map of the food groups,
  • Design a healthy menu or recipe.
  • Design a plate with a balanced meal.
  • You could even make your favourite delicious healthy meal and take some pictures while you make it!

 

We would love to see your fantastic cooking skills!

 

You could use the website DK Find out to help you with this.

 

www.dkfindout.com

 

We would like you to focus on our key objectives for the term:

  • Skeletons and Muscles
  • The functions of the skeleton.
  • How to keep your body healthy.
  • Nutrition

 

History / Georgraphy

The Romans. This term we are studying the Romans.

 

 

 

 

You can choose any of these topics to research:

 

  Roman Religion (gods and myths)

  • Roman Sports and Leisure (gladiators, competitions)
  • Roman Towns (e.g. houses and town planning)
  • Roman Homes (e.g. mosaics and food)
  • Roman Army (e.g. soldiers, road building)

 

 

Your project doesn’t have to just be written! Be as creative as you can!

 

Here are some ideas that may help you:

 

Roman Religion (gods and myths)

Can you make a fact-file about a Roman god, draw an illustration of them and explain how they might have influenced Roman life. You could also make a cartoon of the myth about a Roman god.

 

Roman Towns.

Roman towns were extremely well planned, think about the different buildings found in Roman towns; baths, shops and houses, how could there be organised into a grid. Can you explain why each building was needed?

 

Roman Homes (e.g. mosaics and food)

Design a mosaic for Hoblett’s Manor Junior School and think about colour and shape, what patterns do you see around school that could influence the design? Could you design a menu to be eaten on Roman day, what foods did the Roman’s eat, and how was the food prepared?

 

Roman Army (e.g. soldiers, road building)

You could design your own armour for a Roman soldier, explaining what you would make it from, how much it would cost, and what decorations it would have on it. (This can also be linked to gods and myths).

 

Here are some additional websites to help you.

BBC Romans

Wide-ranging resource - activities, and games. From the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/

 

Roman Centurion

Dress the soldier and find out about his equipment along the way. KS2. From Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/romancent.htm

 

Bath Bubbles

Fun, fast game based on a visit to the Roman Baths, KS2. Basic level of prior knowledge needed. From Roman Baths Museum.

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/childrens_pages.aspx

 

Roman Homes

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/houses/Roman/townhouses.htm

 

We would like you to focus on the key objectives for the term:

  • Roman Religion (gods and myths)
  • Roman Sports and Leisure (gladiators, competitions)
  • Roman Towns (e.g. houses and town planning)
  • Roman Homes (e.g. mosaics and food)
  • Roman Army (e.g. soldiers, road building)

 

 

Design and Technology

Next term we will be looking at building our own sculptures. These will include sculptures for the garden and the classroom. Therefore we would like you to create your own.

You can make your sculptures using many house hold items including:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tissue
  • String
  • Straw
  • Playdough

You could even make your sculpture and write up the process as a set of instructions for English!

We will look forward to seeing your pictures or sculptures in school!

Think about your final product. You may want to plan you final piece first!

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health

 

  • Daily challenges for your child/children can be accessed via Twitter: @GetSet4PE
  • Log onto Youtube to access The Body Coach TV and participate in a range of kids workouts at home with Joe Wicks to talk you through them
  • Visit http://theimovement.com/ to access free resources, activities and videos to use at home on Imoves
  • Visit Fitter Futures to access workout & mindfulness videos .To access Fitter Future: Click Username for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2  The password for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2 (in order that all children remain able to access this resource please do not change the password)

 

Reading

We love reading at Hobletts Manor Junior School and encourage your children to read widely and often; to become more confident, resilient and fluent readers with a passion for books. 

 

Reading widely and often will help to increase your child's vocabulary, spark their imagination and provoke curiosity. We therefore ask that you continue to read together daily. 

Log on to: Oxford owls and sign up to access a range of high quality texts for you to enjoy.

Times Tables Rockstars

We as that your child/children to keep rocking every day to enhance and embed their learning of their times tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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