Year 3 – Home Learning
Welcome to the Year 3 home learning page. You will find home learning tasks for English, Maths, Topic and Science, French, Art and Easter below. Please do as much of these activities as you would like to and share your learning with us at [email protected]. There are also lots of helpful resources and ideas in the general section.
Parents/carers may be thinking of how to plan the timetable for their children over the coming weeks. You may find this document helpful.
With the increased usage of computers at home due to the current situation. Online Safety at Home have launched a fortnightly worksheet. This should take no more than 15 minutes to complete –
Online safety resource
Don’t forget to use Mathletics and Letter join everyday
|Week beginning 16.3.2020
In grammar we are looking at apostrophes to show possession. You can find a video explaining the use of apostrophes here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs
There is a worksheet below for the children to do.In spelling we are looking at the use of ch or tch at the end of a word. The activity is below and the children should sort the words into whether tch or ch is used. They should be able to work out that in most cases where there is a short vowel sound before the “ch” sound, we use tch (eg watch) If there is a long vowel sound or a consonant, it is “ch” (eg church).We are also looking at prepositions. Prepositions are words which show position (eg during, on, under, behind). There is a PowerPoint to explain and sheet attached for the children to complete.
Week beginning 23.3.2020
We will be looking at Newspaper reports. The children will find out about a local river and plan and write a newspaper report about it. They will:Work as a newspaper reporter to draft ideas on a large sheet of paper, jotting down up to 10 important points to include in their article (such as the location of the river, the main towns or cities it flows through, the usage etc). When they have collated their lists, begin to think about how best to organise their report. They will then write a paragraph for each of the points to create a news paper report. The report can include pictures with captions, a headline and subheadings.In spelling we will be looking at adding prefixes to words and the effect it has on them. We will be looking at un and dis. In grammar we will be looking at changing a passage from the past tense to the present.
Week beginning 30.03.2020
Create a list of words with the ‘tion’, ‘sion’ or ‘cian’ ending. Can you work out which ending to use? Write it down with your list and check that your rule works. Write a story set at Easter time. Use an old sock to make a puppet and use your puppet to read the story to someone else.
|Week beginning 16.3.2020
In maths this week we are looking at adding using a vertical method. This is where the ones are added and put written down, then the 10s are added and written down then these totals are added. It looks like this:
We are also looking at expanded subtraction. In this method numbers are partitioned into tens and ones and then subtracted. It looks like this:
The children can access Mathletics where printable resources can be found.
Week beginning 23.3.2020
We will also use the partitioning method for doubling and halving numbers. Like this:
We will use the grid method to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. You can see how to do it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEMiq9gjEbw&safe=true
Printable resources can be accessed from Mathletics.
Week beginning 30.3.2020
Practise the times tables. Can you make a board game in which players have to answer times table questions?
|Our next topic is about rivers and water.
It would be great if you could do some of those activities.
You could also listen to music which has a water theme
Handel’s Water Music, https://youtu.be/mAyiidg25uE
Strauss’ The Blue Danube https://youtu.be/_CTYymbbEL4
and create an art work based on water, using the medium of your choice.
Week beginning 30.3.2020
Use BBC Bite size to learn about the water cycle. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39
Make a poster showing the water cycle.
Find out about how rivers are formed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8
Using Lego or other building materials, design and make a model of a bridge to cross a river. Remember to draw your design and explain why you chose that design and what materials you would use to make it in real life. Take a photo of you with your model.
Don’t forget that you also have the topic about French Guyana to complete too.
In celebration of International Francophonie (French Speaking) Day on March 20th we are inviting all children to participate in a research based, cross curricular learning project about a French Speaking Nation. These projects should be brought back to school upon our return so that we can congratulate the children on their home learning and share them with the wider school community. Here are some suggestions of the things you could include in your project:
Title Page – completed by the children in school
Contents Page – this may be easier to complete at the end once all other pages have been completed and ordered, or created and added to as the project is developed.
Map of my Country – Drawn and labelled with a key – or printed and labelled
National Flag – Drawn and coloured with an explanation of what it represents or what the meaning is behind the colours and symbols on it.
Climate and Weather – Forecasts and charts could be included as well as a comparison with the UK or France. Extreme weather incidents could also be included.
Geographical Features – Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Volcanoes, Cities etc…
Native Plants and Animals – Draw the animal/plant and label physical features. Describe characteristics, habitats, and food. Why are they native to this particular country?
Currency – Draw coins/notes. Compare to English/French currency. Explore a shopping list and the cost of items. Has currency changed over the years?
National symbols – Draw any national emblems or symbols often associated to the country eg… England is often represented by a rose or three lions. Explain these symbols/emblems.
National costume – Draw a man, woman and child in national costume. Use materials to make a collage of fabrics and patterns used in traditional clothes.
National food and recipes – Write a traditional recipe. Have a go at making it and take photos. Compare to traditional British or French cuisine.
Cultural Music – Research famous musicians from the country. Which instruments are traditionally played? What genre of music is most popular?
Cultural Traditions – Traditional stories, festivals and celebrations, unique daily routines
Landmarks – Draw/stick in pictures of buildings and tourist attractions, including stadiums. Describe their features and their uses.
Historical figures – Kings, Queens or National Leaders and National heroes. Draw portraits and write a short biography or fact file.
Sports Teams – Draw team badges/kits, describe achievements/trophies won, list key sportsmen/women. Write a match report of a game or instructions about how to play the sport.
Artists – Look at famous painters, illustrators, print makers, sculptors and designers. Write a biography of the artist. Have a go at recreating a famous piece of artwork or create your own art inspired by national artists. Compare them to other artists you have studied in school.
Authors – Write a book review or biography about the author.
Statistics – Make a list of facts and figures about the country eg… population, language spoken, capital city, distance from the UK, average temperature, continent, bordering countries etc…
Glossary – Children could highlight any ‘tricky’ or ‘topic’ vocabulary and write a definition in the glossary. Remember glossaries are in alphabetical order.
The first port of call to share our lesson content with our pupils is through our St Jérôme Bilingual Primary School (click on all the underlined words, which are hyperlinks to access the resources directly). There are many boards for children to explore, categorised by year group and by topics. To listen to a wide variety of French stories, please go on the Pinterest board called Histoires – French Stories Ebooks
Song: Ma routine
Seasonal song: C’est l’hiver
Yr3 have been consolidating their learning with the resources of niveau blanc to be found on the French Primary Project. We have covered up to Lesson 12, which allowed us to learn the masculine names of animals, recalled which determiners to add in front of them (un), recalled the adjectives of colour and explicitly that the adjective of colour goes after the noun in French. They have been saying and writing complex sentences like this: Dans le jardin, il y a un lapin bleu.
Some Yr3 pupils have been practising listening/reading/writing and speaking skills, working towards the DELF PRIM A1 and A1.1 exams that were to be taken in May. We have covered the content of the units about introducing oneself, one’s school and the leisure time and activities.
All our pupils are encouraged to have French conversations and learn the set sentences mainly through the following songs:
Comment tu t’appelles ? Je m’appelle…
Quel âge as-tu ? J’ai 6/7 ans
Où habites-tu ? J’habite à Londres, à Harrow, en Angleterre
Est-ce que tu as des frères et sœurs ? J’ai un frère/une sœur, je suis fils/fille unique
Tu as un animal ? J’ai un/une…
French Easter break activities
Here are some activities that you can do during the Easter break to practise your French skills:
Explore St Jérôme’s very own French Pinterest boards, which also contains some
Look at the Camembear videos and recall your French phonic learning by printing and filling in the script sheet with the French phonics colour coding you have learnt Camembear et le printemps.
Learn to cook with these French cooking videos French cooking for children
Nathalie Paris, a huge French book lover, who came to visit us in Autumn, is setting you a daily French challenge Daily French challenge
At Saint Jérôme, the children are incredibly lucky to be familiar on a daily basis with the names of four female and four male artists, namely:
Monet, Matisse, Stubbs, Turner, Bonheur, Lebrun, Carlile and Beale.
I would like to encourage our children to do some research on our respective artists and to see what paintings and styles the children prefer and why.
They might want to make a montage of these pictures to show their classmates when we all get back to school.
Year 3 have been working on volcanoes. We looked at various prints and talked about Hokusai and Andy Warhol. Pop Art came up. We have used carbon paper to make a simple print and also were just learning how to make a simple stamp out of card board.
Whole school project
Over the coming weeks and over Easter I’d like you to consider making an artwork on the theme of community. I have been amazed by the strength of our community over the last few days and the support offered by friends, family and colleagues in times of change.
Below are some artworks that remind me of the word community, can you guess why? How are they similar? Different?
•What does community mean to you? Can you write a list of words that connect to the idea of community? Could these words inspire a title for an artwork?
•What different communities do you belong to? Can you list them?
•Make a piece of artwork that links to your ideas about community or the pictures below. •You could use collage, paint, drawing or whatever materials you feel inspired to use! •Please write a short paragraph about the work you have made and give it a title.
For parents, a useful guide on how to talk to your children about their art
Creativity provides a fantastic outlet in times of uncertainty. I hope you will find some of the following resources and project ideas inspiring.
Keith Haring – Print
Gustave Caillebotte (painting)
Romare Bearden (Collage)
Some Galleries to Explore on the Internet
Below is a particularly good resource from Access Art that offers a simple set of drawing exercises. The exercises are completely adaptable for all ages and abilities from Year 1 to year 6. Doing ten minutes of drawing every day helps develop children’s wellbeing, creativity and concentration:
Here is a great resource on looking at art and how to talk about art with kids:
I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing some of the children’s artwork! Keep well and in contact with your communities from Madame Perrot
Make an Easter card for someone special.
Design a new Easter egg.
Complete the Easter colouring by numbers sheet.
Cut out egg shapes from paper or card. to make Easter Bunting, put it up in your room if you can. You can design/colour them to decorate your house.
Bake Easter shaped cookies. You can find a brilliant recipe here https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/iced-easter-biscuits or your parents may have their own.
Plant seeds – you can make pots from newspaper. You can see it done here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSJab0Re2fATry planting seeds from things you eat such as tomatoes, peppers etc.Paint rocks (or colour with felt tips) with messages for your family.
General Learning Resources