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Working from home? 12.10.20

Spellings:

My group’s spellings are: gym, cygnet, crystal, mystery, pyramid, iguana, igloo, itch, image and injure.

Mrs Hopkinson’s spellings are: sat, sit, pat, pin, hand.

English:

I would like you to write your own folktale, using the story planner we created on Friday. Some of you decided that you wanted to write a story about how the elephant got its trunk, or how the camel got its hump or even why the monkey swings from tree to tree! Enjoy writing.

Maths:

We are still revisiting column addition until the end of the week. Answer these questions below and push yourself by trying to be the teacher!

Design & Technology:

This week, we are making our healthy sandwiches to share with our grown up at home. The four skills I would like you to concentrate on are: spreading the butter, grating the cheese, slicing the tomato/cucumber and layering each ingredient. This must be done with the help of an adult and you should not be using any equipment on your own.

Topic:

Mrs Bolton’s topic lesson this week is to understand that the pharaoh was the most important person in Ancient Egypt. Use this website to find out more about famous pharaohs and write down some facts that you learn. Can you find out about the most famous pharaoh Tutankhamen?

Reading:

Use the Oxford Owl website and log in using the username: prioryy3 and the password: Priory3. Don’t forget to ask a parent to sign your reading record!

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Working from home? 05.10.20

Spellings:

If you are in my group, your spellings are: ease, tease, please, rise, noise, browse, cheese, pause, blouse, because. If you are in Mrs Hopkinson/Mrs Bolton’s group, your spellings are: jump, jog, shell, shop, shed.

English:

This week we will start writing our own folktale called ‘How giraffe got his long neck.’ This will be explaining that giraffe got his long neck because it was stuck in a tree and his friends (the zebras) pulled him out, stretching his neck! Start off by introducing the characters and where they live. Then write about how the giraffe loved to explore and one day got his head stuck in a tree. After that, write about how the animals tried different ways to free him until the zebras decided to pull him out, stretching his neck doing it. End the folktale with the giraffe loving his new neck and showing it off to all the other animals.

Maths:

This week we will be using the column method to add 2 digit numbers together. Follow the example and work through these questions.

Topic:

This week, Mrs Bolton will be explaining why the River Nile was so important to the Ancient Egyptians. Research why the the river was so important and what they used it for. You can draw a picture of the Nile on your page.

Science:

This week we are going to learn about how our muscles help us move. Use this website to watch the video and complete the worksheets.

RE:

The next bible characters we are going to meet are Hannah and Samuel. Hannah was desperate for a baby and wanted her life to change. I want you to think of some things that you were desperate for or desperate to change or happen. What were they? How did you feel when this happened?

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Working from home? 28.09.20

English:

We are starting a new sequence in English and we are looking at the story ‘Thunder & Lightning’. This is a folktale and it is trying to explain how thunder and lightning happens. Read the story on this website and try to clarify some of the unfamiliar words.

Maths:

In maths we are going to compare and sort 2D shapes. Have a look at the worksheet below and try to fill it in. If you want a challenge, you could write if each shape has a line of symmetry.

Science:

We are continuing our work on bones this week. For your task, draw a skeleton with a white crayon on black paper. Then label: skull, jaw, rib cage, pelvis, femur.

Topic:

Last week we looked at where Egypt is in the world. Do you remember what continent Egypt is in? This week, we are going to find out what towns and cities are in Egypt and where the pyramids are located. Use google to find out: the capital city, where the pyramids of Giza are, where the Valley of the Kings is located and where the temple of Luxor is located.

RE:

The bible character we are studying this week is Abraham. He is often known as ‘The Father of a Great Nation’. Find out more about his story here. What would you say are the five most important parts of the story?

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Working from home? 21/09/20

Maths:
Because you are in Y3, you need to know how to count in 3! You should be able to recall the first 12 multiples of 3 easily. Use the coconut multiples game on this website to get started.

Topic:
We have been using maps and atlases to locate Egypt on a map. Egypt is in Africa and the country is mostly desert. Try and locate Egypt on Google Maps and find out what countries border Egypt, what sea borders Egypt and how many countries the River Nile flows through.

Religious Education:
We have looked at two bible characters in depth so far; Noah and Jonah. This week, we are looking at Moses. Watch this video to find out Moses’ story. Then, think about what is similar about Moses, Jonah and Noah. What do they and their stories all have in common?

Spelling:
Here are your spellings for this week: house, mouse, grouse, grease, cease, crease, horse, gorse, purse, curse. If you normally have five spellings, your words are: fish, cash, shock, jam, jet.
Try using some of the spelling strategies that we have used in class like writing them as many times as you can in one minute or using the pyramid method.

Science:
Our science lesson this week is on our bones. Watch this video and think about why we have bones. Then, find out what animals are vertebrates and what animals are invertebrates.

English:
We have loved our ‘dictionary races’ this week in English. Being able to use a dictionary is a useful skill and one that takes time to perfect. Use this website and complete the activity.

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Working from home? 14.09.20

Hello and welcome to the Y3 blog. If you are working from home this week, here are your tasks:

English
We are identifying nouns, adjectives and pronouns in our story of Tiger Dead! Tiger Dead! Here are some helpful websites on identifying each of these.
Nouns: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjrdwty
Adjectives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv8d6f
Pronouns: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhp3bdm

Maths We are subtracting ones from a three digit number. To do this, we ‘park up’ the hundreds and we subtract the ones away from the two digit number. We then ‘add the hundreds’ back to the answer. Have a go at some that look like this: 378 – 6 =, 516 – 5 =, 339 – 5 =

Science I would like you to create a healthy meal, using the Eatwell plate. Choose foods from each part of the plate, especially from the fruits and vegetables and carbohydrate group. Research why it is important to eat 5 portions of fruits and vegetables each day.

Religious Education We are continuing to look at different Bible characters and this week we are studying Jonah. How did he end up inside a whale? What did God ask him to do? Research by watching this video.

Topic The Ancient Egyptians lived long ago, around 3100 BC (3100 years before Jesus was born). Create a timeline that shows these events: Ancient Egyptians, 3100BC, Great Fire of London, 1666, Starting Y3, 2020 and add one more event that you know.

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Friday 17.07.20

Well, we have made it to the end of the school year. I know that it has been a strange time, but you have all been superstars and I feel very proud of you all. I have loved being your teacher and I can’t wait to see you grow as you move through Key Stage Two. Have a great summer. Relax, stay safe and have fun. When we return in September, you are more than welcome to visit my classroom whenever you like. See you all soon.

  • 15 minutes of reading and spelling.
  • Post a comment on the Y3 and Y4 blog.
  • CLIC challenge online. This is your last one so really go for it!
  • Create a piece of artwork showing what your favourite moments have been in Y3.
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Take 5

Take 5 Week 12

Hi, it’s our last Take 5 of the term and it features a video and celebration work from Priory children!

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Thursday 16.07.20

Have a great day everyone! Well done to everyone who is still doing their school work. Thank you to Archie for sending me your stunning work, Maisy, Oscar and Chelsea for smashing it on Education City and Katherine for scoring 9 out of 10 on your SAFE challenge.

  • 15 minutes of reading and spelling.
  • Education City. Adverbs and apostrophes for possession.
  • Transition work. Write down some of the learning goals that you want to achieve next year. Write down some of your hopes and dreams for Y4 and what you are excited about. Your first topic will be World War Two, perhaps you could find out a fact to wow Miss Ward in September. You can draw a picture of what you want to achieve if you wish.
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Wednesday 15.07.20

Here are today’s tasks. Have a great day.

  • Spelling test. There are no more spellings to give you, but here is a website with the Y3/4 spelling list that you might want to look at over the holidays.
  • 15 minutes of reading and post a comment on the blog.
  • Education City. There are two tasks to complete.
  • Knowledge lesson. Today we will recap some of the learning from this year. Write down, draw a picture or create a presentation about what you know. You might choose to write about:
    • 10 European flags
    • 10 European landmarks
    • Days of the week in Spanish and French
    • 10 leaves of common UK trees
    • 10 fruits and vegetables and their origin
    • The 12 Disciples
    • 10 inventors and discoverers
    • 10 national dishes of European countries

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Tuesday 14.07.20

Happy Tuesday! Have a great day Y3.

  • 15 minutes of reading, spelling and post a comment on the blog.
  • Big Maths. Complete your SAFE and Learn It challenge online. Give it your best shot!
  • RE. For your final lesson, I would like you to think about one of Jesus’ miracles using this website. How would you describe what a miracle is to someone? Choose one and create a piece of art work to show what is happening.