Monthly Archives: April 2020

Year 3 Homework- Week beginning 27.04.2020

Hello everyone! We have planned some fabulously fun tasks for you this week. Remember to send in pictures of your work to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk. Before sending in your work, have a go at self-marking and always ask an adult to check over what you have done. Don’t forget to use Bugclub and Mathletics daily and practice your timetables. There are also lots of fun activities to get you active on the Healthy Lives Blog too. Check this regularly.

Thomas Buxton has launched a new weekly challenge called: Art-e-facts. Each week an interesting object will be posted and all of you are invited to send in a creative response. This week Miss Bano has been busy getting to know a fossilised sea creature . Click here to see what she has been up to!

Maths Task

Reach 100

Try a few examples of your own. What is the highest total you can make? What is the lowest?
Challenge Find four different digits that give four two-digit numbers which add to a total of 100.

How many ways can you find of doing it?

English

Reading Task: Pick one of the reading books you have completed during your time at home. Can you answer some of the retrieval questions below?

Storytime: Enjoy this reading of Greta and the Giants. Remember you should be reading for at least 15 minutes each day. This could be on bug club or a real book or you could listen to an audio book.

Write a shape poem:

You wrote wonderful shape poems last term linked to our climate change topic. Write a shape poem about an ordinary household item. It could be a spoon or a kettle, a plant or a phone. Use the success criteria to structure your poem.

  1. Use 2 adjectives to describe the way your object looks .
  2. Describe the way your object feels and/ or smells.
  3. Write a line explaining why your household item is important to you.
  4. Use a simile to compare you object to something else- like or as
  5. Use personification in your poem. Give your object a human quality. Does it talk? Does it express an emotion? Is it a helpful ‘friend’?
  6. Can you include rhyme in your poem?

Once you have drafted your poem publish it! We have included some examples below to inspire you.

Spelling

This week we have 11 homophones for you to learn. Use the Collins online dictionary to check the meaning of each word. Copy out the definition of each word and then write a sentence using one.

Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you learn each spelling. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

  1. Plain
  2. Plane
  3. Rain
  4. Rein
  5. Reign
  6. Scene
  7. Seen
  8. Weather
  9. Whether
  10. Whose
  11. Who’s

Science Task

In science we will be revisiting plants. In this online lesson you will learn about the parts of a plants and their different functions. Click on the link to get started Parts and function of a plant.

Rights Respecting School

Article of the week

Article 12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

We would like you to think about how you views are respected and listened to. This includes:

  • Being properly listened to
  • Help to communicate your ideas if you need it
  • An invitation or opportunity to give your views in a way that works for you
  • Feeling that your voice counts
  • Trusting that you can speak honestly even if your opinion is different from many others
  • Believing that your opinion is welcome and respected.

Philosophy for Children – 20/04/20

This week we are curious to know what you think makes the person you are. Are you funny? Shy? Brave? Does it stop just there? What about your family? Do your parents help make you, you? What about your teachers? Coaches? Do they help make you?

Here are some questions you can ask your family too, just for fun 🙂

Year 3 Home Learning – Week 20/04/2020

Hello Year 3!

We are back again this week. Ms Bano and myself hope you have had a wonderful Easter break with many chocolate eggs (to include in your balanced diets)!

We have a lovely range of home activities that we cannot wait to see. Remember to email us and we can post any work you may have.

Use this email address in case you forgot: year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Enjoy!

Home Reading Task

Here are two reading tasks that we are looking forward to seeing. Remember to add crazy colour, wonderful words, perfect punctuation and interesting ideas.

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

Pie Corbett’s Creative Writing – Build Suspense In KS2 Storywriting With Original Tale ‘The Old Mill’

Write only five sentences, using this picture as a stimulus.
The sentences have to however follow the rules:

Sentence 1: This sentence must start with a verb.
Sentence 2: This sentence must be only five words long.
Sentence 3: This sentence must have a noun phrase (eg: the long slimy lizard)
Sentence 4: This sentence must have start with a fronted adverbial.
Sentence 5: This sentence must contain a conjunction (and, but, because, so)

Pie Corbett’s KS1/2 Fiction – Elf Road –  Develop Grammar And Writing Skills With This Portal Story

Now try these using this picture:

Sentence 1: This sentence must include the determiner an
Sentence 2: This sentence must contain the prefix un
Sentence 3: This sentence must start with the adverb -ly
Sentence 4: This sentence must include speech marks.
Sentence 5: This sentence must only have three words.

Spelling Task

This week we have 10 spelling words for you to learn. Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

Common exception words:

  1. Height
  2. History
  3. Imagine
  4. Increase
  5. Important

Words ending in -sion

  1. Division
  2. Invasion
  3. Confusion
  4. Decision
  5. Mission

Maths Task

If you cannot go outside, try estimating inside your home. How many lengths is your room? Your parents room? Your kitchen? From the front door to the street?
Can you use two different ways of measuring and counting (footsteps and a towel)?

You could even include your daily fitness routing with this 🙂
(Great idea Mr Rebelo!)

Science Task

Be sure to send us pictures of your experiments.

Rights Respecting Task

Article of the week

Article 24- the right to good quality healthcare, clean water, nutritious food, a clean environment and education on health and well-being.

We would like you to think about how you are accessing your right to health and well-being this week. This includes:

> Enough Sleep – at least 8 hours
> Nutritious Food – fruit and vegetables
> Water
> Good hygiene – keeping clean, particularly your hands
> Exercise
> A clean environment
> Feeling safe, secure and respected
> Health Care – to see a doctor or a nurse when you need to

Easter Holiday Homework

Hi everyone! We are so pleased that you have been working hard whilst you have been at home. We want you all to enjoy the Easter holidays so we have put together a range of fun and creative tasks to keep you busy! Remember you can send in pictures to us at year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk.

Project: Create a Family Tree

Now that you are spending so much time with your family it is a great time for you to share memories and learn about stories from before you were even born. Have you got old photos that you can look at together? Discuss all the members of your family (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents included) and learn about how they are all connected. Have a look at the pictures below to get inspiration on how you can present your family tree.

Create your own shadow puppet theatre

You can write your own show or recreate a story you already know. All you have to do is create the shadow puppets. Here is a video that explains how to do this.

Number Detective

Read the clues with your family. Who will be the first person to find the mystery number?

  • The number has two digits.
  • Both of the digits are even.
  • The digit in the tens place is greater that the digit in the ones place.
  • The ones digit is not in the three times table.
  • The tens digit is not double the ones digit.
  • The sum of the two digits is a multiple of five.

Rebuttal Tennis

A few weeks ago we really enjoyed getting active and vocal with a game of rebuttal tennis. Remember you need 2 players. Label yourselves A and B. Player A will need to agree with the motion. Player B will disagree with the motion. You can switch sides after 1 round. Here are 2 motions to get you started.

Motion 1: Humans are more important than animals

Motion 2: Sweets are better than chocolate.

Click on the link below to watch a video of rebuttal tennis in action!

Make a Friendship Bracelet

Make a friendship bracelet for every member of the family. You will need 4 different colours of thread, scissors and cellotape. Click on the link for the instructions https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/make-friendship-bracelet

Enter the Tower Hamlet’s Writing Competition: This Hidden Island

All you have to do is write a story or poem about a mysterious hidden island. This is an opportunity to create your own characters and invent an original story or poem. Here are some questions to prompt your thinking.

  • Where is your island?
  • What is found on it?
  • Who, or what, lives on it?
  • What stories does it hold?

Click on the link for more ideas and all the information you will need to complete the task. http://www.towerhamlets-sls.org.uk/cwc20/

Make pancakes with the family!

All you need is self-raising flour, milk and eggs…and an adult to help. Watch the video and follow the instructions to make a tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert! Delicious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL&index=2&t=0s

Stay active with daily yoga sessions

Yoga is a great way to get you calm and relaxed. You can access Cosmic Kids Yoga on their YouTube channel.  Click on the link to see a whole range of videos you can follow https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Practice your coding skills with Minecraft

Whilst you are at home, work on your computing skills.

Click on the link to get started https://code.org/minecraft

Wow! Those tasks will keep you busy for hours, but if you are still looking for activities to fill your day remember to check the Main Blog page for ideas as well as the Healthy Lives blog for updates! Also, you could have a sneak peak at the other year group pages to see what fun tasks the other teachers have set. This is also a great time for you to help out with chores around the house. Can you learn to do the hoover? Are you making your bed every morning? You could help your adults make dinner for the family or take charge of looking after the plants! The possibilities are endless! Keep us updated at year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Warm smiles and virtual hugs from Miss Bano and Mr Rebelo

Class Chat

Did you know we have added a class chat to the blog?

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. All comments are checked by an adult first before they appear so there will be a delay before your friends see them. Please do not post the same comment repeatedly. Click on the tab and get chatting!