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Hobletts Manor Junior School

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Azure

Welcome to Year 3 and Team Azure

Your teacher is Miss Paget

Your teaching assistants are   Mrs Greatbatch and Mrs Pearson-Childs

Have a lovely half term everyone. Take care and stay safe; we will be in touch again after the holiday.

Home Learning Activities - 18th May 2020

 As we look towards a new week detailed below are updated activities for next week. Please also remember our Video Resource Centre is now in place to support these activities accessed via the Families tab on the website. We also have our email if you have any questions for us. You may like to show us some home learning and ask for some feedback or simply share what you have done. What is important is staying in touch: our email address year3@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs also provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also; do please take a look.

 

Thank you in advance to all the adults for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Suggested daily activities you may like to try:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week we would like you to focus on column subtraction to subtract three-digit numbers. There is a video of Miss Smith modelling this method to you on the Hobletts Manor Junior School website under the heading Families and within the Video Resource Centre. There is also an attached document within the Additional Documents heading for you to open to see step by step how to use column subtraction.

 

Activity 1: Subtracting three-digit numbers with no regrouping:

Use the column method to answer the questions below. Remember when you use the column method you need to set out the numbers vertically lining up digits according to their value. Remember start calculating with the ones digit and make sure that the largest number is on the top. If you need a reminder use this BBC bitesize clip to help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd

678 - 223 =

897 – 235 =

399 + 132 =

652 – 131 =

689 - 136 =

282 – 161 =

893 - 261 =

987 – 123 =

 

 

Activity 2: Subtracting three-digit numbers with regrouping of the ones:

Using the column method can you answer the questions below? Remember to follow the steps to success to answer the questions.

 

567 - 139 =

865 – 238 =

775 - 249 =

432 – 116 =

654 - 226 =

767 – 249 =

456 - 128 =

188 – 159 =

Activity 3: Subtracting three-digit numbers with regrouping of both the ones and tens.

Using the column method can you answer the questions below? Remember to follow the steps to success to answer the questions.

 

845 – 289 =

745 – 287 =

662 – 498 =

657 – 289 =

755 – 276 =

342 – 164 =

356 – 177 =

500 – 229 =

 

Activity 4: Following on from the activity of last week with column addition, we would like you to undertake a similar activity with your 0-9 digit ‘cards.’ Like last week, mix all the cards together and lay them face down so you cannot see the digits. Pick three cards and put them together so that you have a three-digit number. Then pick another three cards and build another three-digit number. Use the column method to subtract. Remember the biggest number you make will have to go on the top.

 

Challenge Question:

Can you answer the word problems below using column subtraction?

  1. There are 189 children in Year 1 and Year 2 altogether. 122 children are in Year 1. How many children are in Year 2?
  2. There are 398 pencils in a cupboard. 134 are given out to the children. How many pencils are left in the cupboard?
  3. A flower market has 946 tulips. 228 tulips were sold at the weekend. How many tulips were left on the flower market on the Monday?
  4. A farmer has 367 cows. He takes 149 to a new field. How many cows are left behind?
  5. A sweet shop has 357 chocolate buttons in a jar. On Monday 189 buttons were sold. How many were left in the jar?
  6. A school prints 821 letters for parents. 455 letters were given out on Thursday and the other letters were given out on Friday. How many letters were given out on Friday?

 

We will upload the answers onto the Year 3 blog on Friday so that you can check your answers.

 

If you would prefer to print out some worksheets for column subtraction to complete, we have added some worksheets for you to have ago at within the additional documents heading below. If you do not have a printer and would like a worksheet, we have printed some out and they are in the foyer at the front of the school. If you have any questions, please contact us via the Year 3 email address – year3@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

To learn how to subtract three-digit numbers using column subtraction

 

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

Websites to help with column subtraction:

If you need a reminder use this BBC bitesize clip to help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx or

http://www.tiffanymacbeth.com/Maths/column_subtraction.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train - Can click on addition.

To learn how to subtract three-digit numbers using column subtraction

 

English

This week we would like you to practise your Grammar. When creating a piece of writing the most important thing is that it makes sense to the reader. Therefore, using correct grammar is essential.

 

Grammar activities

1. Past or Present? Below is a selection of verbs (action words). Your task is to decide which is in the present tense and which is in the past tense. You could write these onto small pieces of paper to sort into piles or create a table and write them down.

 

Jumped        leaping        ate       cried       wishing       rode        worried       slept       skip          threw        throwing       wished       flew        baked       sang      help     cook      washed        singing        drank         floated         freeze       teach       write     spent  

 

Challenge: Can you think of some past and present tense verbs of your own and put them into a sentence?

The BBC website also offers support with past and present tense. There is a video to watch and even a quiz to test your knowledge! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82

 

2.Homophones: Below are a selection of sentences which contain homophones (words which are pronounced the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings). Your job is to write the sentence and decide which word is correct. 

 

  • aloud / allowed

The teacher read the book ___________ to the class.

I am not ____________ to walk the streets on my own at night.

 

  • blew / blue

The wind was strong, it __________ down a tree.

The sky was pale __________ and clear.

 

  • hole / whole

Last night I ate a _________ cake to myself.

The _________ in the ground was so deep that I couldn’t see the bottom.

 

  • break / brake

We went outside for a ____________ and some fresh air.

I didn’t have time to ____________ and crashed into the tree.

 

Challenge: Can you find some homophones of your own and put them into a sentence.

You can also get lots of support on homophones from the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/zc84cwx

 

3.Adjective and adverb spotter: Below is a selection of sentences. Write these down in your neatest handwriting and underline the adjective (the describing word). When you have done this reread the sentences to look for the adverbs (words which describe the verb).

Read carefully as there could be more than one!

  • I slowly tiptoed over to the ancient cave. It was dark and dingy with a huge, gloomy entrance. Carefully, I peered inside.

 

  • I ran quickly to the opening of the magnificent forest. It was decorated with bright leaves and colourful flowers. I looked up; tropical birds whistled softly above my head.

 

  • The unusual man sat alone on the bench. I cautiously stumbled over and watched him carefully as he sipped his drink. He was filthy; covered head to toe with dried mud. He wore an old tweed hat on his head which was tattered around the edges and a long musky coat.

 

Challenge: Can you draw a picture of a character or a setting and write your own descriptive sentence using powerful adjectives? You may like to draw a picture of a paragraph above.

There is an adjective and adverb support section on the BBC website. Here you can watch videos and test your knowledge with a quiz! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

 

 

To learn to use past and present tense verbs accurately within a sentence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn to use homophones accurately within a sentence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn to use adjectives and adverbs accurately within a sentence.

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached at the bottom of the Year 3 page) and try and use these in your writing.

 

 

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

 Science

Continuing with our Light and Shadow topic, we would like you to be able to explain the benefits and dangers of the sun, understand UV light and ways we can protect our eyes from the sun.

 

Activity 1:

Have you even been told not to look at the sun? Is the sun good or bad?

The statements below are all things that the sun does. For each statement can you identify if they would make the sun a hero or a villain? You could create your own table to show your thoughts or there is a template within the additional documents section that you may prefer to use.

  • Causes sunburn.
  • Causes wrinkles.
  • Damages the eyes.
  • Helps people make Vitamin D.
  • Helps plants make food.
  • Can cause skin cancer.
  • Provides warmth.
  • Makes people feel happier.
  • Is a source of light.
  •  

Activity 2:

UV light

The sun emits (gives out) rays of light. We can’t see all the types of light that come from the sun. The visible spectrum is the name for the light that we can see, and is made up of the rainbow.

Another type of light that the sun emits is called UV light. It is invisible to humans, but we can see and feel its effects.

Some UV rays are blocked by the ozone layer, but most of the UV light from the sun reaches us on earth.

  • The amount of UV light that reaches us depends on different things.
  • It is stronger at midday and in the summer.
  • If there are no clouds there is more UV light.
  • It also gets stronger nearer to the equator.
  • The location can make a different too – water, sand and snow all reflect UV light, making it stronger.
  • UV light causes sun burn, wrinkles and skin cancer, damages the eyes and can change the colour of some materials.

To learn about its effects we would like you to set up an investigation to see the effects of UV light.

  1. Cut out several shapes from black card.
  2. Place them on a piece of coloured paper, and position them in a sunny spot for a week.

What happens to the card when you take the shapes off after the week? Why do you think that might have happened? (The information above should help.)

 

Activity 3

The eyes are able to let light in; it is how we see. Using a mirror can you identify your pupil? It looks like a black circle.

Close your eyes for 30 seconds, then open them and look at your pupil. What do you notice? Does it get bigger or smaller? Why do you think that might happen?

Watch this video on bbc bitesize on how your eye sees.

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

Because light goes straight into our eyes it can also damage it.

To protect your eyes you should wear sunglasses and a hat. If wearing sunglasses it is important to ensure that they have a UV rating, if they don’t they are just toy sunglasses and can actually let in more UV rays because your pupils will open wider as it is darker.

Your task is to design a pair of sunglasses or a hat that will protect someone’s eyes from the harmful effects of the sun.

You should also advertise your sun protection item! Tell your customers why they need to buy your sunglasses or hat.

Explain the effects of the sun and how your sunglasses or hat can protect against them.

To know that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways we can protect our eyes.

 

 

 

 

RE

 

For RE this week we would like to continue to focus our learning on Islam. More information is available for you in the additional documents section below.

Activity 1

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4fgkqt and make notes of the key points about the Qur’an. The video’s title spells it as Karan as this is how it is translated into English but it is important we learn about the traditional spelling as well.

 

Activity 2

Can you use the information in the slides above, from the video and from the PDF sheets to help to create a presentation about the Qur’an.

The PDF sheets are a range of difficulties, you will only need to use one and can choose the difficulty level

  1. Qur’an information sheet – most information
  2. Qur’an Key words sheet – some key words are missing
  3. Qur’an Title sheet – just gives titles for your poster/presentation

You could even film yourselves and send this through to us at year3@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To know and explain what the Muslim holy book is and how it is used.

 

Art

 

This term we are learning about Aboriginal art. Before starting our artwork, we would like you to complete some research.

Can you answer the following questions about Aboriginal art using the website and video suggestions below?

  1. What media (e.g. paint, charcoal, pencil) was used for aboriginal art?
  2. What were the paintings of?
  3. What is aboriginal art about?
  4. Where are aboriginal paintings found?
  5. When did they start?
  6. Who painted them?
  7. What is your opinion of aboriginal art?
  8. How is this type of painting linked to our topic on ‘Treasures’?

 

https://www.aboriginal-art-australia.com/aboriginal-art-library/the-story-of-aboriginal-art/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/aboriginal-arts-and-culture/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztn34wx

 

To learn to research Aboriginal art.

 

PE

Gymnastics with Max! Live sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

 

Dance, fitness and rugby skill videos with the Saracens Sports Foundation

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS87u4n8b3XMg5jflJkDu5w

 

Weekly Challenges based on the School Games Values

http://www.dacorumschoolsportsnetwork.co.uk/

 

To learn new skills and mastery points.

To develop positive wellbeing

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing 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/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

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.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

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 our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

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

Link Family Services/DSPL8

 

Please find an updated list of support available from Link Family Services/DSPL8 detailing support available for you as a family

 

 

Home Learning Update for week beginning May 11th 2020

 

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week we would like you to focus on column addition. There is a video from Miss Smith modelling this method to you on our website under the Families tab within Video Resource Centre.

 

Activity 1: Adding three-digit numbers together with no regrouping:

Use the column method to answer the questions below. Remember when you use the column method you need set out the numbers vertically making sure the digits are in the column correct for their value. Remember start calculating from the right. If you need a reminder use this BBC bitesize clip to help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx

562 + 223 =

348 + 211 =

675 + 124 =

817 + 182 =

 

 

Activity 2: Adding three-digit numbers together with regrouping of the ones:

Using the column method, can you answer the questions below?

 

469 + 213 =

729 + 213 =

456 + 124 =

678 + 215 =

Activity 3: Adding three-digit numbers together with regrouping of both the ones and tens.

Using the column method, can you answer the questions below?

 

326 + 295 =

629 + 294 =

477 + 155 =

684 + 297 =

Activity 4: Make two sets of 9 cards. On each card, can you write down different digits so you have two sets of cards with the digits 0-9? Mix all the cards together and lay them face down so you cannot see what is written on them. Pick three numbers from the cards and put them together so that you have a three-digit number. Then pick another three cards and build another three-digit number. Use the column method to add both numbers together. Remember to check your answers and take your time to work out the answer.

 

Activity 5: Challenge Question:

Can you answer the questions below using column addition to work out the answer?

Miss Smith went to the shops and brought 389 packets of crisps for the school disco and Miss Paget brought 493 packets of sweets. How many packets of sweets and packets of crisps did they have at the disco?

There were 167 books in Amber class and 185 books in Azure class. How many books where there altogether in Year 3?

Jay has a collection of 263 football cards. His brother has 189. How many football cards does Jay and his brother have?

A family drive 208 miles from London to Manchester and then 213 miles onto Glasgow. How far did they travel altogether?

 

We will upload the answers onto the Year 3 blog on Friday for you to check

 

To learn how to add two three-digit numbers using column addition

 

 

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

Websites to help with column addition:

 

If you need a reminder use this BBC bitesize clip to help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train - Can click on addition.

To have fun while you learn.

English

Newspaper report

For English this week, we have another video for you to watch from the Literacy Shed. We would like you to use the video to prompt your ideas for a Newspaper report. The short film you will be watching is called ‘The Lighthouse’ and can be found via Literacy Shed online.

All you need to do is go to the Literacy Shed website: 1. https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html# Copy and paste the link.

2. Scroll down to the bottom and lick on ‘The lighthouse’.

Click to watch the short film. You can watch it as many times as you like. It may be a good idea to jot down the main events in the clip or discuss them with someone afterwards.

You are then going to imagine you are a reporter.

You have been given the task of writing a newspaper report on the events in the clip.

When writing a Newspaper report remember to:

  • Include a title for your newspaper, for example The Hobletts Times.
  • Use a catchy title for your story. For example Lighthouse on the Rocks!
  • Start with an introduction containing the details of the event:

                       What happened?

                       Where and when did it take place?

                       Who was involved?

  • Use paragraphs.

You can also include a picture of the event.

Challenge: Can you include a quote from someone involved? Remember to use inverted commas (speech marks).

You can also use BBC bitesize to support your writing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

 

To learn to write a newspaper report

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached at the bottom of the Year 3 page) and try and use these in your writing.

 

 

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Geography

Contours, keys and symbols of maps.

 

Activity 1:

Complete the BBC bitesize lesson: Contours, keys and symbols

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxwjhv including the worksheet from Twinkl, matching the symbols. (This is available as a document below.)

 

Activity 2:

Identify the symbols and geographical features that are on the maps in the documents below. The maps feature Hemel Hempstead and the Welsh Border. You can also access this on Street map. You could create a table featuring all of the symbols with how many of each symbol featured, are there any symbols that feature on both maps? Are there any symbols that you identified in the matching worksheet that are not featured?

 

Activity 3:

Challenge:

Using the maps provided what other symbols can you see? What might they mean?

To learn:

How to read maps.

About our local area.

About another area of the world.

Music

The history of music throughout the 20th Century

There have been many different styles composed, performed and enjoyed throughout the 20th Century. This week we would like you to pick one of the styles from the 20th Century listed below and create a poster or fact file that explains the history, style and when it was most popular. You could also ask your family about their favourites; have a listen and explain how the styles of music make you feel. I have included some songs you might like to listen to for each of the different styles.

Styles:

Jazz (Louis Armstrong: When The Saints Go Marching In, It Doesn’t Mean a Thing)

Big Band and Swing music (Glenn Miller: In the Mood or Duke Ellington)

Rock n Roll (Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel)

Soul (Four Tops: Reach Out, I’ll be There)

Pop (The Beatles: Yesterday, Help! and Hey Jude.)

Funk (Kool & The Gang: Funky Stuff. James Brown: Get Up Offa That Thing)

Disco (Abba: Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take a Change On Me. Chic: Le Freak, Everybody Dance. The Jackson Five: Blame It on the Boogie)

Indie (Blur: There’s No Other Way. Bastille: Pompeii)

RnB (Rhianna)

Websites to help you:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/music-art-and-literature/types-music/

https://www.britannica.com/browse/Contemporary-Music

https://www.britannica.com/art/funk

https://www.britannica.com/art/swing-music

https://www.britannica.com/art/disco

To understand the history of music in the 20th Century

PSHE

PSHE

Activity 1

This week we are continuing our work on relationships and identifying the roles and responsibilities of each family member in your house. Taking the roles listed below (and any others you can thing of) who does these roles in your house? Are there any roles that cannot be done equally well by anyone?

Washing the car

Walking the dog

Decorating the house

Washing up

Mowing the lawn

Mending the leaky tap

Building a wall

Hanging out the washing

Cooking dinner

Tidying up

Bathing the baby

Dusting and sweeping

Weeding the garden

Doing the ironing

To learn about relationships and identify roles and responsibilities.

PE

Gymnastics with Max! Live sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

 

Dance, fitness and rugby skill videos with the Saracens Sports Foundation

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS87u4n8b3XMg5jflJkDu5w

 

Weekly Challenges based on the School Games Values

http://www.dacorumschoolsportsnetwork.co.uk/

 

To learn new skills and mastery points.

To develop positive wellbeing

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing 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/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

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.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

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 our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing

audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

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

Link Family Services/DSPL8

 

Please find additional information on family support in this week’s newsletter

 

 

Home Learning Update 4th May 2020

 

Please find below activities for this week, which we hope you will enjoy completing.  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. Please also get in touch if you have any questions about any of the activities, if you are unsure of anything we are here to help. If you would like a paper copy of these activities, a maths, English or art book please do let us know and we can organise them for you.

 

Each and every day it would be great if you could:

 

Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health. At school we start our day with PE with Joe; you too could try it too.

Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book.

Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family. Mrs Boulder is still updating the Rockstars League Table each week and you can see where you are in this week’s newsletter.

Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking (you may like to try this week’s recipe in our newsletter)

Undertake an English activity

Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

As you start each day, remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

 

 

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week we would like you to focus on 3D Shapes

 

Activity 1: 3D Shape Hunt Go around your home and find some empty packages and boxes. What 3D Shape are they? Can you find a cube? A cylinder or a cuboid shape? Could you organise them into groups so all the cubes are together, all the cylinders are together and all the cuboids are together?

 

Activity 2: Make a collection of small 3D shaped objects, such as a small ball (sphere), a toy building brick (cuboid), a dice (cube) and a glue stick (cylinder). Put the objects into a bag and then put your hand in the bag to choose one of the objects. Describe the shape to an adult and see if they can guess the 3D shape that you are holding. Swap over and repeat.

 

Activity 3: Model Making. Build a model from 3D shapes before talking to an adult about the different shapes you used. Take a photo or draw a picture of your finished model and send it to us

 

Activity 4: Could you make a poster on 3D shapes? You could draw a number of different 3D shapes or you could even draw the objects that you have found around your home. If you want to, you can talk about the properties that the different 3D shapes have including how many faces, vertices and edges. (We have included some information on 3D shapes and properties on the bottom of the Year 3 webpage for you to open and have a look at).

 

Activity 5: 3D Shape Challenge:

  • Can you start by making a collection of different 3D shapes from around your home, such as a tin of food (cylinder), a ball (sphere), a dice (cube), a cereal packet (cuboid) and an ice cream cone (cone).  Look at the different objects. Can you tell an adult in your house which 3D shapes the different objects are?
  • Then can you make a simple ramp? You could use anything from around your home to do this.
  • Which shapes do you think will roll down the ramp? You could even write down your predictions on a piece of paper.
  • Test the shapes by placing them at the top of the ramp. Which shapes rolled?
  • Can you write down your findings including which shapes rolled and which shapes didn’t? You could draw your results in a table. Think about your results and which shapes have curved edges and which have flat edges. What have you learnt about shapes that roll?

 

To identify 3D shapes.

 

To learn the different properties of 3D shapes.

 

 

(Some information on both 3D shapes and properties of 3D shapes are at the bottom of our team pages to help you)

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24459.html  - Which shapes have a flat or curved edge?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zcsjqty - What are 3D Shapes?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zgqpk2p -3D Shapes and their properties.

 

 

 

English

Activity 1 – Narrative writing

This week we would like you to get in touch with your imagination to write a short story. Below are three short openings. Your job is to pick the one you like best and write the ending.

You could even write your own story using just the title if you wish. You can also tell your story via pictures using a story board or comic strip.

Remember to use:

  • Capital letters and full stops.
  • Paragraphs in your writing.
  • Powerful adjectives – describe what you can see, hear and smell.
  • Read back your writing to check it makes sense!

 

1. The Secret Garden

You are out playing in the garden when you notice a rose bush behind the shed. It is a strange bush with bright leaves and blood red rose petals you have never seen before. You wander over, kneel down and begin to push though the bush. You are crawling for what seems like forever, the air around you falls silent. You finally see daylight. You stumble and look up. You see a world like no other…

 

2. The Magical Movie Theatre

You are walking past an abandoned building; no one else is around. You can hear nothing but leaves rustling. You find a golden ticket on the floor. You stop and slowly bend down to pick it up. A gust of wind and the doors of the building swing open. You jump back and feel your heart pounding like a race car in your chest. You move slowly over to the building and peer inside. You notice the building is an old movie theatre…

 

3. The Shrinking Machine

You are out with Grandad on a dull Saturday morning. Grandad loves old-fashioned antiques and together you head to Mr Brookes Antique Shop. Grandad reminds you not to touch any of the precious goods as the bell chimes above your head and you step inside. You head towards the back of the shop and there, sitting on a shelf you see a Jack in the Box. You reach out and begin to wind the handle slowly. As the soft music plays you lean in closer to the box and notice something strange. A tingle in your toes. Then in your legs. You let go of the handle about to run, but you cannot move. The bell from the shop door chimes again and you feel your body slump to the ground. When you open your eyes, you look around to see everything in the shop is bigger. Or even worse, you are smaller.

Additional story ideas:

  • The magic teapot.
  • A letter from Ninja school.
  • A magic wishing well.
  • A planet with no name.

 

 

To learn to write a story narrative.

 

Remember to use:

  • Capital letters and full stops.
  • Paragraphs in your writing.
  • Powerful adjectives – describe what you can see, hear and smell.
  • Read back your writing to check it makes sense!

 

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached at the bottom of the Year 3 page) and try and use these in your writing.

 

 

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

 

Science

To continue our Light and Shadow topic. We would like you to investigate what happens to shadows when the properties of light are changed.

 

Activity 1:

Can you make a prediction using what you learnt in week 1? What do you think would happen when the properties (brightness, position, distance) of a light source are changed?

You could use the following questions to help you make your predictions…

What will happen to a shadow when a light source is made dimmer/brighter?

What will happen if a light source is moved further away/closer?

What will happen if the position of the light source is moved up/down?

 

Activity 2:

Can you choose something from home such as your favourite toy and create an investigation that will prove or disprove your predictions?

Try to include a method (How you are going to do it.), results and a conclusion (Explaining what your results have shown you.)

You could then write up your investigation to explain your findings with diagrams or photos to show what you have found out.

 

Some key vocabulary that could help you with your work this week:

Beam

Shadow

Brightness

Position

Distance

Opaque

(If you aren’t sure of the meaning of any of these words you could find out what they mean at www.dictionary.com )

 

To learn the effects of light.

 

 

 

ART

On Friday 8th May 2020 Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

 

Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed but we still want you to be able to mark the occasion, share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2.

 

Therefore, we thought it would be lovely to join in with the BBC’s Great British Bunting campaign. We would like you to design and create bunting that can be placed in your windows from Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May.

 

For more information visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

 

How to make your VE Day ‘Great British Bunting’

 

  1. Make your flags:

 

To print out the template:

  • Download and print the template from bbc.co.uk/makeadifference
  • Cut along the dotted lines

OR

To make your own template:

  • Take an A4 piece of paper long ways up (portrait)
  • Fold over about 2cm at the top
  • Fold the paper in half long ways
  • Draw a line diagonally from the outside of the paper at the top to the fold in the middle at the bottom
  • Cut along that line through both sides of the paper
  • Unfold your paper

 

  1. Decorate your bunting:
  • Decorate the main triangle but leave the top strip blank
  • You can decorate with anything you want – paint, pencils, collage, glitter, stickers, crayons, pens
  • You can draw anything that inspires you but here are some ideas if you get stuck:
  1. A soldier from WW2
  2. Your grandfather who was in the navy
  3. Your grandmother who worked for the RAF
  4. Union Flag
  5. A dove of peace v Your message of thanks
  6. Your hero

 

  1. Construct your bunting
  • When you’ve decorated all of your flags, fold along the solid black line to make a flap
  • Put the flap over your string or ribbon and glue or tape the flap in place
  • Leave a gap between each triangle and keep adding them until you’re done with a spare bit of string/ribbon on each end for hanging
  • Hang your bunting in your window for people to enjoy!

 

 

To understand VE day.

 

To learn to design and create bunting.

RE

For RE this week we would like to focus our learning on Islam. We have learnt about Easter and Christmas which are important events in the Christian religious calendar. This week we would like you to learn all about Ramadan and create a poster to explain the key points and why Muslims participate in it.

 

The following websites can help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/articles/zjc2bdm

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/more-find-out/festivals-and-holidays/ramadan/

 

You could include:

  • Why they celebrate?
  • When it is.
  • How they celebrate?
  • Key celebrations during the month of Ramadan.

Any experiences you have or Ramadan.

To know what Ramadan is and why Muslims participate in it.

PE

Gymnastics with Max! Live sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

 

Dance, fitness and rugby skill videos with the Saracens Sports Foundation

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS87u4n8b3XMg5jflJkDu5w

 

Weekly Challenges based on the School Games Values

http://www.dacorumschoolsportsnetwork.co.uk/

 

To learn new skills and mastery points.

To develop positive wellbeing

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing 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/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

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.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

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 our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

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

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Activity Update 27th April 2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week we would like you to focus on time.

 

Activity 1: Make a timetable of your day. You could draw pictures for each activity or take photographs. Write in your meal times and any other activities you do. Underneath each activity,  write down the time you started and finished the activity. You could even write down how long each activity took.

 

You could even make a timetable which you would like to do for the following day. For example, you can write 8 o’clock (08:00) – get up. Half past eight (08:30) – have breakfast. Quarter to nine (08:45) – brush my teeth, nine o’clock (09:00) – start my home learning. Half past ten (10:30) have a break and a snack and so on. You will need to watch the time throughout the day so you don’t miss any of your fun activities you have planned.

 

Activity 2: Make your own clock using a paper plate or by cutting a circle out of cardboard. Use a real clock to help you to write the numbers correctly and make your own clock hands. You could use two different colours of paper or even two different colours of playdough to make your clock hands. Remember that you need to make a shorter hour hand and a longer minute hand. Talk about the events of the day with an adult. While saying what you do at different times of the day you can move both the minute and the hour hand on the clock to show the time. Remember you can be creative as you like and have lots of fun with your design.

 

Activity 3: Look around your house and see how many different ways of measuring time, you can find. Can you find a clock? …a watch? …a timer? …a sand timer? …a stopwatch? What are these things used for? What numbers can you see? Take some photos or draw a picture of some different ways to measure time.

 

Activity 4: Can you make a poster about time? You could be as creative as you wish and use lots of different colours to make it bright and colourful. Remember once you complete these activities, send them over to the year three team. We would love to see what you have been up to. Well done Year 3!

 

To learn how to tell the time using an analogue clock.

 

Remember if the big hand (minute hand) is on the right hand side of the clock, it is minutes past the hour and on the left hand side of the clock is minutes to the hour.

 

 

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

Top Mark telling the time games:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html  - Hickory, Dickory, Clock.

 

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9643/index.html - Time Tools.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game4.htm - Setting the clock.

 

Fun and interactive games to practise telling the time.

English

This week we would also like you to do some non-fiction writing using a video to help inform your work. The short film you will watch is called ‘The Lego Story’ and can be found via the Literacy Shed online.

All you need to do is go to the literacy Shed website: (you do not need a log in)

1. https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html# Copy and paste the link.

2. Click on ‘The History Shed’ (you may need to scroll down a little).

3. Click on the ‘The Lego Story’. (On the third-row, first box).

Before watching the film, have a think what the clip may be about. You may also consider things you already know about Lego. You can again, jot your ideas down in a mind map. Then click to watch the short film. You can watch it as many times as you like. When you have watched the clip – have a think or tell someone at home what you learnt. Where did Lego come from, how was it discovered? Did you find out anything interesting or something new?

We would then like you choose two of the following activities:

· Create an information leaflet about Lego. Including all the facts you discovered in the film.

· Conduct your own research on Lego or another toy of your choice. Where did it first come from/how old is it/how has it changed over the years?

· Design your own Lego structure using a pencil and paper. What would you build/how big would it be?

· Create your own structure – you can do this using Lego or paper. Then write a set of instructions for building your masterpiece!

· Design your own toy – this can be anything you like! Draw a picture and write some sentences to explain, what it is/what it does/how it works.

Then, imagine you are a toy maker or designer. Create an advert to sell your toy around the world! Why is your toy the best? What is special about it? How much is it to buy? Who is it for? If you choose not to watch the videos, no problem! You can still have a go at some of the activities above! Get creative and have fun! Remember you do not need to write loads and loads! It’s much better to create some good quality simple sentences!

 

To learn to recreate an information leaflet.

 

To learn to design your own Lego structure or toy.

 

To learn to create your own Lego structure or toy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached at the bottom of the Year 3 page) and try and use these in your writing.

 

 

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Geography

This term we are refining our map skills.This week we would like you to practice how to use them to locate countries within the UK

 

Activity 1:

Complete the BBC bitesize lesson: Introduction to maps.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhtyvk7

 

Activity 2:

Using Google maps or another map app/website can you find the countries of the United Kingdom (UK)

  1. England
  2. Wales
  3. Scotland
  4. Northern Ireland

Then draw your own version of the map to create a poster.

 

 

Activity 3:

What are the capital cities of the UK?

Where are they on your map?

Can you write three facts about each of  the capital cities?

To develop map reading skills

 

To know the countries that make the UK and their capital cities

 

 

Music

How does music make you feel?

 

Activity 1:

Watch the video on the BBC bitesize website that explains how music makes you feel.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/zc7m7p3

Now find and listen to a song that makes you happy

 

  1. Why does it make you feel happy?
  2. Can you describe what the artist has done to make the song happy?
  3. What do happy songs make you want to do?

 

Think about how you could present your information e.g this could be a poster, video, picture.

To understand and be able to explain  how music makes you feel.

PSHE

Activity 1

Our focus this term in PSHE is Relationships. For this topic, we would like you to think about the people in your life you are grateful fo. This could be a friend, a relative, someone in school or a neighbour. It is completely up to you. Think about someone who makes a positive difference in your life and who you would like to show appreciation for. Then, choose from the following activities:

Create a poster about this person. You could draw a picture of them and write words which describe them or make them special: are they kind, caring, funny? Do they make you laugh or smile?

Write a card to your special person. Explain why you have chosen them and what they do you are grateful for. i.e. taking you to the park, reading you stories, helping you learn.

Activity 2

Within this topic we would also like you to consider friendship. Think about:

What makes a good friend and what qualities a good friend has

Create a friend. You can do this by drawing on a piece of paper or if you wanted, you could lie down and draw around your body (either outside using chalk or on a big piece of paper). When you have done this colour them in or add on detail. Now, write all the qualities of a good friend around the outside. Think about the things you look for in a friend. Are they helpful? Do they listen well? Do they play nicely?

 

To know what makes a good friend

PE

Gymnastics with Max! Live sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

 

Dance, fitness and rugby skill videos with the Sarecens Sports Foundation

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS87u4n8b3XMg5jflJkDu5w

 

Weekly Challenges based on the School Games Values

http://www.dacorumschoolsportsnetwork.co.uk/

 

To learn new skills and mastery points.

To develop positive wellbeing

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/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

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.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

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 our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

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

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

 

 

Home Learning Activity Update 20th April 2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week we would like you to focus on place value and ordering numbers:

 

Activity 1: Use a pack of playing cards or make cards of your own using card or pieces of paper. Can you cut up 9 pieces of card and write the digits 0 – 9 on them. Turn all the cards over so that you cannot see the numbers. Each player picks up three cards and makes the biggest number they can. Each player then reveals the number that they made. The player with the biggest number gets a point. Turn all the ‘cards’ over again, shuffle and repeat. First player to get 10 points wins.

 

Activity 2: Lay your ‘cards’ you made above out on the floor. What is the biggest number that you can make and what is the smallest number you can make? What is the closest number you can make to 300 and what is the closest number you can make to 100?

 

Activity 3: Place value game: Race to 100 – Using a deck of cards or your 0-9 cards. Each player should take a card from the deck/pile and write it down.  On the players next turn, he/she will take another card and add the card to their total. Continue until the first player reaches 100. You can even make the number smaller if you wish. The first player to get to 100 or your target number is the winner  

 

Activity 4: Can you create a poster explaining the different values of a number by looking at what each digit is worth? For example, if you had the number 483 – The 4 is worth 400, the 8 is worth 80 and the 3 is worth 3. You would record this as 483=400+80+3 or 4 hundreds 8 tens and 3 ones

 

Activity 5: Roll a dice three times, recording the digit you roll each time by counting the dots. Now investigate how many different numbers you can make using the three digits? Could you then group them into odd and even or even order them onto a number line from smallest to largest or largest to smallest?

 

Activity 7: Can you write down ten different three-digit numbers on different pieces of paper and get someone in your family to hide them around the house/garden? Set a timer for 60 seconds. How many you can find? Can you complete the activity again the next day and get more numbers in 60 seconds? Can you collect them and order them?

To learn the place value of each digit within a three-digit number

 

To learn how to order and sequence three digit numbers

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

Top Mark place value games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/place-value-odd-and-even

Place Value Basketball

Place Value Charts

Shark Numbers

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

Caterpillar ordering

Coconut ordering

Range arranger.

Fun and interactive games to practise strategies you have learnt in class based on place value and ordering number.

English

Activity 1:

For English this week, we would like you to use your imagination to do some fictional writing, using a video to prompt your ideas. The short film you will be watching is called the ‘Dreamgiver’ and can be found via Literacy Shed online. All you need to do is go to the Literacy Shed website: (you do not need a log in)

  • https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html# Copy and paste the link.
  • Click on ‘The Fantasy Shed’ (you may need to scroll down a little).
  • Click on the ‘Dreamgiver’. (On the second-row middle box).

Before watching the short film – think what the story may be about. Use the picture and title of the story to give you some ideas. You could even jot these down in a mind map.  What kind of a character do you think the Dreamgiver be? Who might they visit? What might they do, and how?

Then click to watch the short film. You can watch it as many times as you like. When you have watched the clip – have a think or tell someone at home what happens in the story. We would then like you to:

Come up with your own object that you would like the Dreamgiver to crack his magic egg onto. This could be:

  • A football – to make you a world class football player.
  • A comic book – to turn you into a superhero.
  • A cupcake – to make you a world-famous baker.
  • A cuddly dog toy – to turn you into a vet.

Or, come up with one of your own! The choice is yours!

Finally, draw a detailed and colourful picture of your item and then write about your dream!

Think about, what happens when the Dreamgiver cracks his egg over your picture.

  • Where are you transported to in your dream?
  • What can you see/hear/smell?
  • How do you feel?
  • What happens in your dream – are you playing a championship match and score the winning goal?
  • How does your dream end?

Other ideas

· Design and describe your own Dreamgiver. What do they look like? How do they give dreams to people?

· Write a diary entry about the night the Dreamgiver came to visit you. What happened and how did you feel? Excited/anxious/scared/amazed.

Day 1 – watch the video clip, record some notes and ideas you would like to take into your story

Day 2 – complete a plan

Day 3 – draft

Day 4 – get some feedback. Read your draft to someone in your house. What is really effective? What could be improved? Re write adding in your improvements

Day 5 – Re read your story to the person from yesterday, what do they think? Is there anything else that could be improved? Finally write up your work presenting it in the very best way you can; remember to be careful with your joins and the size of your letters!

Email it to us; we would love to read them!

LO: To write a non-fiction story. 

Remember to:

  • Use capital letters and full stops.
  • Write in first person (I).
  • Use paragraphs. 
  • Use conjunctions (and, but, when, if).
  • Use adjectives to describe the setting.
  • Use verbs to explain what happens in your dream (action word i.e. floated/sailed)

Challenge:

Can you use adverbs to describe your verbs (I.e. softly floated)?

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached at the bottom of the Year 3 page) and try and use these in your writing.

To improve spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge.

Science

Our next topic is Light and shadow. We would like you to firstly do some research. You can use the following websites to help answer the following questions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0078n4q/clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zshxpv4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0117xjl

1. How is light made?

2. Where does light come from?

3. How do we get day and night?

4. What are shadows?

5. How are shadows created?

You can record your answers however you like.

Activity 2: Find a torch and shine it against a wall. What shadow shapes can you make using your hands and fingers? Can you put toys in front of the torch or objects to see their shadow shapes?

 

Activity 3: If the weather is sunny, could you go outside and see your shadow? Move your body around to make different shapes. Can you make your shadow long and tall? Can you make your shadow look around? Could you write your findings down for us? What did you have to do to make your shadow longer? What did you have to do to make your shadow shorter?

 

 

To learn:

 

How light is made.

Where light comes from.

How we get day and night.

What are shadows?

How are shadows created?

 

To learn what makes a shadow shorter and longer.

RE

This term we have been learning about Christianity and Islam. We have looked in lots of detail at both religions so we would like you to create an information leaflet or poster about a religion of your choice. You could include:

· Beliefs

· Special celebrations

· Places of worship

· Symbolic individuals

· Stories / parables

Make them as interesting and colourful as possible!

The following website also has lots of learning ideas linked to Easter and Christianity. Just click on the link below, select KS2 and view resources 1 and 2 for Easter traditions. Select resource 3 for cross-curricular links to art and poetry. http://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/

 

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To learn how to write an information leaflet on both Christianity and Islam.

French

In French this term, we have been learning the different colours and days of the week. Here are some activities below which we would like the children to complete.

Activity 1:  Days of the week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rim94Xp2XQ4

Watch the video and try to pronounce the days of the week in French. You could then design a calendar for the week using the French names and fill it in with the activities you’ll be doing each day i.e.

· lundi (Monday) = spelling, times tables and baking.

· mardi (Tuesday) = maths and PE.

· Mercredi (Wednesday) = Writing, reading and gardening.

Activity 2: Colours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkQGN86qTag

Watch the video and try to pronounce the names of the different colours in French. You could then, design your own flag – add colour and label each one in French. Can you include 8 different colours? You can get as creative as you like!

Can you produce a rainbow to go in your windows for people to see when they pass your house? Once you have coloured in your rainbow, you can write down the colours you have used in French on your poster.

 

 

To learn the days of the week in French.

 

To learn the colours in French

PE

You might also like to try gymnastics with Max! The sessions will be live on Tuesdays and Fridays:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS87u4n8b3XMg5jflJkDu5w Saracens Sports foundation – Dance, fitness and rugby skill videos uploaded daily

 

http://www.dacorumschoolsportsnetwork.co.uk/

Bottom left of the home page they are uploading weekly challenges based on the school games values

 

To learn new skills and mastery points.

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Update March 27th 2020

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

       
     
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning 4th May Support Documents

Properties of 2D Shapes poster

Books to make you feel better

27th March DFS & Link Activity Ideas

Family Activity Ideas from Link Family Services

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