I am Miss Whalley and I teach Year 3 at Mobberley. I am also the Art Lead at our school.
Our Topic for Autumn term is the Stone Age to the Iron Age and in Science we are learning about rocks.
It’s so lovely to have everybody back together in our class again!
Here is our Greet the Teacher video:
If you are currently isolating at home, then here is some work for you to complete! We miss you lots and can’t wait to have you back.
Have a look through the powerpoint below carefully and have a go at the questions as you progress through. Remember that for the questions today you may need to exchange.
Have a go at the activity below.
On the third page is a recap on how to use exchange to help with your addition.
The second page is full of challenges; some of them are quite tricky so only have a go if you are super confident with your exchanging today.
We are starting a new book in our English lessons this half term: Stig of the Dump!
The characters are so interesting but before we find out about them, make some predictions about what you think they might be like using the pictures of them as clues.
Think of 6 predictions for each character (for instance, ‘I think he might be grumpy’) and write them in the circles around the pictures.
This afternoon we are working on movement and control.
How many ways can you find to move around a space? Write them down once you have tried them out; the stranger the better!
Try to find some ways to move that make it tricky to balance!
When you come back to school, let us know the trickiest ways to move around and we’ll have a go at using your movements as a class!
Here is a link to a Harry Potter themed yoga session if you would like to have a go at relaxing and feeling calm this afternoon.
Have a look at the Powerpoint below and work through the questions as you go through.
Now have a go at the questions below.
The second sheet is full of challenges; only have a go if you’re feeling super confident!
Today, we’re learning all about possessive apostrophes. Have a look through the powerpoint below before you have a look at the video.
Now have a go at completing the activities below.
In your first task, you need to change the phrases so that they have a possessive apostrophe.
Diary belonging to Freya for instance would turn into ‘Freya’s diary’.
Next, change the sentences around so that they make more sense and include a possessive apostrophe.
We are starting our new unit this half term; forces!
Have a go at completing the pre assessment below so that I know what you already know. Make sure you do this all by yourself!
Now, go on a ‘forces’ hunt around your house finding things you push and things you pull.
(e.g. push -> a light switch
pull -> a door)
Illustrate and label them in the boxes.
What could you not do if you weren’t able to push anything?
What about if you couldn’t pull anything?
First, have a look through the powerpoint. On a blank piece of paper, practice some of the questions as you go through.
Next, have a go at the questions on your activity sheet. The second sheet is a page full of challenges for you to cut out and have a go at if you are feeling super confident!
English / History
Have a look through the powerpoint and think about all of the questions it asks you carefully.
Next, have a look at this silly Horrible Histories video about a Stone Age Hunter Gatherer and a Stone Age Farmer…
Now have a go at thinking of some things that you would hunt and you would gather. Sort and illustrate them before labelling them in each column,
Would you rather be a hunter or a gatherer?
Write a short paragraph explaining why.
Today we are looking at helpful and unhelpful thoughts.
Here is our powerpoint for today’s lesson:
Now have a go at creating your own thought superhero to help you think of positive thoughts!
Skipping Video From Mr Wade: https://youtu.be/Tb8bguHhFes
Anything below this line is just to support your home learning.
Please do not feel that you have to do EVERYTHING here as there is lots! It’s just to support you and to give you some help if you are stuck for ideas after you have completed your weekly tasks. There are also some links to follow for some games; these are also not compulsory! Just if you have the time!
The tasks I have set for the week are at the TOP of the page (above the line!).
Click on the link below to open a document full of virtual tours and trips. There are art galleries, football stadiums, aquariums, landmarks an MANY more. Can you go on a virtual trip and write a review of what you saw/ experienced? Maybe you could create a factfile about somewhere you ‘visit’!
Why not use this time to learn some fantastic life skills?! Some will need adult supervision.
All of our parents can now access Twinkl which has lots of resources, ideas, advice and support for home learning.
Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Create an account using offer code UKTWINKLHELPS
You should then be able to access everything, including some home learning packs for each year group at www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure!
The school has subscribed to MyMaths, an interactive Maths website for teaching, learning, revising and enjoying mathematics. Usernames and passwords have been given to pupils in years 1 – 6 and sent home to parents in a letter.
- How do I find the homework my child has been set? When you go to the MyMaths homepage you will need to log in using your child’s new school username and password. You will then see some more boxes labelled ‘My Portal’ where you can put in your child’s username and password. In here you should see your child’s homework on the first screen you come to. If you can’t see it, then make sure you are on your homework page by clicking the ‘My Homework’ tab on the left hand side of the page.
Follow this link to access mymaths.
Times Table Rockstars
We use Times Table Rockstars at school to practice our Times Tables. Please try to use this at least every other day to embed the Times Table knowledge that your children need.
I will be continuously changing the set tables for your children. Follow the link below to login on a computer, however TT Rockstars can also be used through the app on a smart phone or tablet.
Very Useful Websites
Gareth Metcalfe Live Maths Daily Lessons – live lessons and resources for KS2 children and ideas for activities and games for younger children for maths.
Maths Made Easy – Interactive and downloadable resources for Years 1 – 6.
STEM Maths – Be A Mathematician – lots of Maths games and challenges to download for ages 5-14.
Here are some Maths games we have enjoyed playing in class:
Here is the link for Kung Fu Punctuation…
When you are writing…
Things to Consider…
- Descriptive noun phrases
- Powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs
- Different sentence types
Here is a list of suggested reads for children in Year Three…
Please choose 2 spellings from the list below to practice each day.
There is also a very extensive list of ways to practice these spellings; try to choose a different way to practice them each day.
Spelling Frame Games (online)
Spelling Shed (lots of spelling activities, games and interactive resources)
Useful English Websites
Lalilo (Phonics and Comprehension Practice)
Lalilo requires a subscription, however is currently free for all parents and teachers. Please sign up if you’d like your child to practice their sounds at home.
Reading activities and e-books.
Please ensure that you are continuing to read with your child every day- it can be a magazine, a website, a book or a newspaper. Don’t forget to write in your reading diaries!
BBC Learning – http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Mystery Science – https://mysteryscience.com – Free science lessons
PE Passport provides lots of really lovely videos to stay active with challenges that you can easily do at home!
Super Movers is a really fun website to use for actively learning. This is also where our Times Table songs that we dance to in class are!(‘hey ho, the three times table etc.)
Joe Wicks has lots of great fitness videos (‘5 minute move’) for children. They are really fun and get you up on your feet!
If you want to have a little relax, try some yoga. Cosmic Kids have some lovely yoga videos for you to join in with and some follow the theme of a story (Harry Potter etc.)
Wellbeing and Activities
If you are just wanting to find some lovely things to do at home that you never usually get the time for, click here for 100+ ideas of things to do indoors with children.
14 Day Wellbeing Challenge
Click on the link below to have a look at the ’14 Day Wellbeing Challenge’.
The activities will help your children’s wellbeing at this difficult time and hopefully help to keep them occupied in a proactive and beneficial way.
Here is a list of lovely ‘non-screen’ activities you can do at home…
- How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!
‘Learning from home is fun’
- Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.
- Get building! You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!
- Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?
- Start a nature diary. Look out of the window each day and keep note
of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
- Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?
- Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!
- Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
- Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity?
- Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
- Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
- Can you create a story bag? Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.
- List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
- Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
- Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
- Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.
- Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
- Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.
- Write a song or rap about your favourite subject.
- Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
- Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
- Draw a map of your local area and highlight interesting landmarks.
- Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?
- Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
- Get reading! What would you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Perhaps you can find a new hobby?
In Year Three, we read in class every day and have some wonderful helpers that also come in to read with us!
When we hear children read in school alongside building their phonetic skills we also support their comprehension skills.
Although we do read lots at school, it’s also important to read at home too! Below you will find a list of possible questions to help you with conversations about your child’s reading. Use them at your discretion and where they are appropriate to encourage your child’s comprehension.