Monthly Archives: March 2020

Celebrating Home learning

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their work. It has been great to see that you are working so hard at home. If you have any pictures to share then please email us at  year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Atifa sent in her response to this week’s P4C question. She thinks you need to ‘feel sadness first so you can value happiness more’ Do you agree?
Atifa did her writing homework. She wrote a letter to herself in the future. It’s great to read that she wants to be a nurse when she is older. What do you want to be when you’re an adult?
Atifa completed her reading homework this week and got her whole family involved. They really enjoyed comparing pictures. Have you drawn your picture yet?
Ibrahim K completed his reading homework too. Can you find a description in your reading book? Have a go at drawing what is being described!
Ibrahim H’s family have busy with the reading homework.
Amaanah thank you for sending in your timetable. It looks like you are making the most of every minute. I feel really inspired! Have you made a timetable of your week?
Amaanah decided to do some research on why we were all stuck at home. She created an informative poster about Coronavirus. Thanks Amaanah!
Hibah has been working hard on her science homework. She has learnt all about electricity
Hibah sent in an extract of her adventure story based on Anthony Browne. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

P4C – 31.03.20

Philosophy For Children

For this week’s P4C discussion we want to explore emotions. Our question is…

Do you need to experience sadness in order to understand happiness?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because…

Home Learning- Week beginning 30.03.20

Reading Task

Family Task: Read the setting description with your whole family. Ask everyone to draw a picture of the scene and then compare your pictures. Do they all look the same? Send in your pictures to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Remember there are lots of free audio books available online- perfect for storytime! You can find your favourite stories and discover lots of new adventures. Check the main blog for links: https://www.thomasbuxton.towerhamlets.sch.uk/blogs/

Writing Task

Write a letter to yourself about YOURSELF. A letter that you can look back at in the future when you are an adult.

Here are some suggestions about what you can include in your letter.

  • All about me: How old are you? What are the names of your friends? What is your favourite book/ tv show? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
  • Describe your thoughts and feelings: What are you enjoying about your time at home? Is there anything that makes you feel sad?
  • The future: What do you hope for in the future? What would you like to do tomorrow? Or next week? What would you like to do when you are an adult?
  • Questions: Do you have any questions about the future? What do you want to ask your future self?
  • Draw a picture of your family and your home.

Grammar Task

Maths Task

Science Task

Try these home activities. Take a photo when you are done, send it to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Healthy Living

What are you doing to keep fit and healthy whilst you are home? Are you helping your adults to cook healthy meals? Are you making time for a family workout? We now have a Healthy Lives blog packed full of great ideas.

Keep checking the blog for updates!

Using a paper and pen, draw up a weekly timetable for exercises you could do at home (like the one below). Fill in the timetable using some of the suggestions given. Send any routines you have planned for it to be posted online. Most importantly though, actually do it!

Class Chat

We know you are all missing your friends right now which is why we have set up a separate blog where you can keep in contact with all your friends. It is a great way to share your thoughts and feelings and tell your friends about your day. Click on the tab and get chatting!

Celebrating Home Learning!

Well done Ibrahim H. It is great to see you working on your multiplication and division facts!

Have a read of Ibrahim’s story Into the Forest inspired by Anthony Browne!

If you have any photos of your home learning, please email us at year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk.

23-03-20 P4C Question- Does everyone deserve freedom?

Last week, we read the book Zoo by Anthony Browne. We noticed that the animals didn’t look very happy about being in a zoo and we began to talk about freedom.

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because…

Consider the following questions to help you delve even deeper:

What does freedom mean? Is it important? Should animals have a right to freedom?

Leave a comment below to share your views!

Writing Task: Home Learning

Have a look at the front covers of some of Anthony Browne’s most famous picture books.

Choose one book cover and use it as a stimulus to write your own story.

When planning your story remember to think about:

  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Beginning, middle and end
  • Problem and resolution

Once you have written your story. Check your punctuation and spelling and edit your vocabulary.

Publish your final draft. Can you create a picture book that can be added to your book collection?


Science Task: Home Learning

Circuits

We have already looked at how circuits help electricity travel but did you ever wonder how we stop electricity in a circuit? I mean, imagine if you could never switch the light off! Or, even worse, stop the doorbell from ringing. That is why we have switches!

And of course, as you guessed it, there are many different types of switches.

Just take a look at these: (WHOA!)

Here is a bit more information on how they work:

Now, with all of that, I am sure you are just begging to know what task Ms Bano and I have for you! Hang on to your seats, because you are about to find it. Here you go:

TASK

1. Go around your home. Find every single type of switch you can. Use the first image to help you identify them – the one with all the labelled switches.

2. Tally the number of switches under the eight subheadings: Key Switch, Push Button Switch, Slide Switch, Dimmer Switch, Toggle Switch, Selector Switch, Pull Switch and Paddle Switch.

3. Now that you have found the amounts, make a bar chart with the information you have collected.

4. We also expect you to report back to us in the comments below to tell us the results.
It should look like this (just copy and paste this below with your answers):

Key Switch:
Push Button Switch:
Slide Switch:
Dimmer Switch:
Toggle Switch:
Selector Switch:
Pull Switch:
Paddle Switch:

CHALLENGE:
Find out which type of switch is most used in one week.
Why is this switch the one used the most? Why not use another type?
Can you invite a new type of switch?

Can not wait to see what you find.

Reading task- Home Learning

Task 1

Summarise the story Zoo by Anthony Browne in 5 sentences.

Read the story again using the link below

Task 2:

Write 5 questions you want to ask the main character in the book you are reading.

Predict answers to your questions using your knowledge of the book and character

Don’t forget to comment below once you have completed the tasks!

Year 3 home learning tasks: 23rd-28th March

Writing Task



Have a look at the front covers of some of Anthony Browne’s most famous picture books.

Choose one book cover and use it as a stimulus to write your own story.

When planning your story remember to think about:

  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Beginning, middle and end
  • Problem and resolution

Once you have written your story. Check your punctuation and spelling and edit your vocabulary.

Publish your final draft. Can you create a picture book that can be added to your book collection?




Maths task

Money Problems

Addition and Subtraction

Adding numbers!

How many different solutions did you find for the money problems?

Comment below once the tasks are complete!

Reading task- Home Learning



Task 1

Summarise the story Zoo by Anthony Browne in 5 sentences.

Read the story again using the link below

Task 2:

Write 5 questions you want to ask the main character in the book you are reading.

Predict answers to your questions using your knowledge of the book and character

Don’t forget to comment below once you have completed the tasks!

Science Task: Home Learning



Circuits

We have already looked at how circuits help electricity travel but did you ever wonder how we stop electricity in a circuit? I mean, imagine if you could never switch the light off! Or, even worse, stop the doorbell from ringing. That is why we have switches!

And of course, as you guessed it, there are many different types of switches.

Just take a look at these: (WHOA!)

Here is a bit more information on how they work:

Now, with all of that, I am sure you are just begging to know what task Ms Bano and I have for you! Hang on to your seats, because you are about to find it. Here you go:

TASK

1. Go around your home. Find every single type of switch you can. Use the first image to help you identify them – the one with all the labelled switches.

2. Tally the number of switches under the eight subheadings: Key Switch, Push Button Switch, Slide Switch, Dimmer Switch, Toggle Switch, Selector Switch, Pull Switch and Paddle Switch.

3. Now that you have found the amounts, make a bar chart with the information you have collected.

4. We also expect you to report back to us in the comments below to tell us the results.
It should look like this (just copy and paste this below with your answers):

Key Switch:
Push Button Switch:
Slide Switch:
Dimmer Switch:
Toggle Switch:
Selector Switch:
Pull Switch:
Paddle Switch:

CHALLENGE:
Find out which type of switch is most used in one week.
Why is this switch the one used the most? Why not use another type?
Can you invite a new type of switch?

Can not wait to see what you find.