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Year 3 Home Learning
            2019-2020

 Email: obuchanan@st-markscofe.lambeth.sch.uk

 Welcome to the Year 3 Home Learning Page!

Work for Reading, English and Maths will a Monday and a Wednesday. Science and RE will also be uploaded on these days. On Friday, the children will have the opportunity to work on their History Project. Activities for spelling, handwriting, PSHE, Music and PE can be found under the Other Subjects tab. You can do these in any order during the week, but you may also want to follow our school timetable. Other activities and websites can be found under the Free Online Resources tab.

This term, our topic is the Ancient Egyptians. We will look at a basic introduction to the Egyptians together, and then the children will have the opportunity to do their own research, on a part of the topic that interests them. In English, we will be continuing to read Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo, and writing pieces inspired by this.

Our Science work this term will focus on plants. If you are able to access seeds, doing some planting, either in a garden or a pot, would be a great way to make this topic practical for the children.

Thank you for the work sent in already to my email - I have been very impressed by the quality of work! Please also email to nominate your child for a Lanyard - Mrs Eade will call their name out in the Celebration Assembly, and they will be given a certificate. If you want to send me your work, have prayer requests, or any questions at all, please email me at obuchanan@st-markscofe.lambeth.sch.uk.

See you all soon!

Miss Buchanan

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Year 3 Summer 2 Update

New Year 3 Timetable

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Home Learning 

 

Monday 13th July

Good Morning Year 3!

It is the last week of term! After this week you will have the summer holidays, and then in September you will be in Year 4! I am so proud of you guys, and everything that you have achieved over this year.

Reading

Today we are looking at front covers of books, and thinking about what we can find out through them. Complete the first page of the task below:

Reading Comprehension

English

Today for English, I have written you a letter! Please read it to find out how proud I am of you all! Then, I would like you to write a reply to me, telling me all about your favourite parts of Year 3! You can read my letter below:

Letter

Maths

Today in Maths we are going to be looking at capacity. I would like you to watch the videos, and then complete the 2 lessons.

Lesson 1 Video Lesson 2 Video

Lesson 1 Activity Lesson 2 Activity

Lesson 1 Answers Lesson 2 Answers

Blue Group:

We are continuing to look at time to the hour and half-hour.

Lesson 1 Video Lesson 2 Video

Lesson 1 Activity Lesson 2 Activity

Lesson 1 Answers Lesson 2 Answers

RE

Today we are revising all of the I Am statements that we have looked at this term.

RE

Tuesday 14th July

Good Morning!

Today for Art we are going to create Ancient Egyptian portraits!

Year 3 Art

Wednesday 15th July

Good Morning!

Reading

Today I would like you to complete the reading comprehension from Monday:

Reading Comprehension

English

Today we are doing a Free Write! Look at the information below:

Free Write

Maths:

Today we are looking at Bar Charts and Pictograms.

Lesson 1 Video Lesson 2 Video

Lesson 1 Activity Lesson 2 Activity

Lesson 1 Answers Lesson 2 Answers

Blue Group:

Watch the video and complete the task below:

Bitesize

Science

Watch the video below, and then create a poster or comic strip to show how pollination works. I have put an example comic strip below:

Pollination

Example Comic Strip

Thursday 16th July

Storytime

Watch The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

STEM CHALLENGE

Coming soon!

 

Friday 17th July

 Today is the last day of school! As a treat, I would like you to watch The Prince of Egypt. See how much of our Ancient Egyptian  learning you can spot!

A Youtube Link can be found here:

Youtube

Or it can also be found on Netflix.

Summer 2 Week 6

Monday 6th July

Good Morning Year 3!

It was so lovely to see some of you in school on Friday, and to talk to lots of you on the phone. Please do keep emailing me work that you complete!

Reading

Today you are going to read an extract from Varjak Paw by SF Said. Please read through the text, and then answer the Word Detectives and Thinking Caps questions.

Varjak Paw

English

For English this week, we are going to be looking at two books by Anthony Browne, who is an author and illustrator. Today we are looking at the book The Night Shimmy.

Start by watching the video below:

The Night Shimmy

Then, complete these tasks:

The Night Shimmy Tasks

Maths

Today we are looking at telling the time on an analogue clock.

Example Video Blue Group Video

Main Activity  Blue Group Activity

Answers Answers

Challenge

RE

Today we are looking at how Jesus is called the Resurrection and the Life. Watch the video and then complete the task.

Video Lesson 4

Tuesday 7th July

Good Morning!

You Art task is below.

Art Task

Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning!

Reading

Varjak Paw

Please read through the extract again, and then answer the Building Blocks and Points of View Questions.

Writing

Today we are looking at the book Silly Billy by Anthony Browne

Watch the video:

Silly Billy

And then complete the tasks:

Silly Billy Tasks

Maths

Today we are looking at 2 lessons: comparing, adding and subtracting mass.

Lesson 1 Video Lesson 2 Video

Lesson 1 Task Lesson 2 Task

Lesson 1 Answers Lesson 2 Answers

Blue Group

We are looking at telling the time.

Video

Task

Answers

Science

Watch the video below:

Video

Then, label a diagram of a flower. You can print out the template below, or draw your own flower.

Labelling a Flower Activity

Thursday 9th July

Good Morning!

Storytime

Today's book is Hair Love by Matthew A Cherry.

You can watch a read-aloud here:

Read Aloud

And a short-film which the book is based on!

Hair Love

STEM

STEM Challenge

Instructions

Friday 10th July

Good Morning!

Spend some time on the DK Findout website, exploring the ancient Egypt pages.

DK Findout

Then, complete the Ancient Egypt quiz.

Ancient Egypt Quiz

Summer 2 Week 5

 Monday 29th June

Good Morning Year 3!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I am looking forward to seeing some of you in school on Friday morning!

Reading

Today I would like you to read these two small passages, and answer the questions.

Get Ready with Cleopatra

The Rosetta Stone

English

For English today, I would like you to publish your Cinderella story. Make sure that you have proofread and edited your work before you do this! Write out you story in your best handwriting. Then, illustrate your story. Maybe when you're finished, you could read your story out loud to your family or friends.

Maths

Today I would like you to complete two lessons. These lessons are on horizontal and vertical, and parallel and perpendicular lines:

Lesson 1

Lesson 1 Video Blue Group Video

Lesson 1 Activity Blue Group Lesson 1

Answers Answers

Lesson 2

Lesson 2 Video Blue Group Video

Lesson 2 Activity Blue Group Activity

Answers Answers

RE

Today we are looking at how Jesus is described as the Good Shepherd:

Lesson 3

Tuesday 30th June

Good Morning!

Today for Art, we are looking at the Surrealists. You can watch a video with more information here:

Tate Kids

Then, try this activity:

Surreal Drawings

Wednesday 1st July

Good Morning! Can you believe we have reached July!

Reading

Today I would like you to read these short passages and answer the questions. 

Hasim's First Hajj

Dazzling Diwali

English

If you have not finished your Cinderella story, spend today finishing it off.

If you have finished, try this Free Write! Use this picture and the questions below it as inspiration.

Picture

Here are some ideas:

- Story using the city as a setting.

- Description - what can you see, hear, smell, touch?

- Information report on the city.

- The city needs a new mayor! Write a persuasive speech to argue why you should get the role.

Maths

Today we are looking at 2D and 3D shapes.

Lesson 1

Example Video Blue Group Video

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Answers Answers

Lesson 2

Example Video Blue Group Video

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Answers Answers

Science

Have a look at the videos below, and complete the Bitesize activity.

Video 1

Bitesize Activity

Thursday 2nd July

Good Morning!

Storytime

STEM

Today's STEM challenge is to make a marble run.

Stem Challenge

Friday 3rd July

Today I would like you to continue with you Ancient Egypt projects.

If you are finished, you can try this Ancient Egyptian craft activity:

Snake Headband

Summer 2 Week 4

Good Morning, and Happy Windrush Day!

Today is Windrush Day, the day when we remember the Windrush generation, who came from the Caribbean to work in England. Today we celebrate the amazing contribution that they and their descendants have brought to our country. 

Reading

Today our comprehension is on The Windrush. Please read through the text and answer the questions.

 

Windrush Reading 

Windrush Questions

English

Start by watching this video. It has different people who have immigrated to Britain from the Caribbean, talking about their experiences.

Caribbean Social Forum Video

Then, try this creative writing task:

Imagine that you have travelled on the Windrush, and have been in the UK for two months.

Write a letter back home to your family or a friend. You can include drawings to illustrate your story.

Maths

Today we are looking at right angles.

Example Video Blue Group Example Video

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Answers Blue Group Answers

Windrush Day Activities

Here is a selection of activities that you can take part in to celebrate Windrush Day. You don't need to complete them all! 

Singing

Lambeth Council has organised a community sing-a-long. At 10.27 today (Monday), they want everyone to open their windows and sing You Can Get It If You Really Want It by Desmond Dekker. This song has been chosen because it is important to the Windrush Generation:

 

Windrush Song Soundcloud

Windrush Song Lyrics

Art 

Decorate your house to celebrate Windrush Day! This pack has bunting that you can print out and decorate, as well as a poster template by local artist Carolyne Hill . You could also draw your own pictures of what Windrush Day means to you. Then, stick them in your window!

Windrush Art Pack

Music

As well as singing the song above, you might also want to listen to some Calypso music. Famous Calypso musicians such as Lord Kitchener travelled on the Empire Windrush, and brought Calypso to Britain:

 

The Love Lambeth website also has a Windrush Day playlist:

Love Lambeth Website

History

Have a look at the 70 champions and pioneers of Windrush book. Choose a champion and draw that person. Then, write five facts about your champion.

Windrush Foundation Windrush 70 Book

Tuesday 23rd June

Good Morning Year 3!

Today we are looking at the work of the artist Chris Ofili. Ofili is a Black British artist, who currently lives in Trinidad and Tobago. He was the first Black artist to win the Turner Prize, a very important art prize.

You can find out more about him here:

Tate Kids

And you can find instructions for some art activities here:

Chris Ofili

Wednesday 24th June

Good Morning!

Reading

Today I would like you to read these two short passages on the Ancient Egyptians, and then answer the questions.

Howard Carter's Diary

Friendly Felines

English

If you have not already, finish writing your Cinderella story.

Then, read through your writing and edit it, using the editing checklist.

Year 3 Editing List

Maths

Today we are comparing angles.

Example Video  Blue Group Video

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge:

Challenge

RE

RE Lesson 2

Thursday 25th June

Good Morning!

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

For Storytime today, I would like you to watch this story, Arnie the Doughnut. You can turn on subtitles and read along.

Then, have a go at this STEM Activity

STEM Tower Challenge

Friday 26th June

Good Morning!

Today I would like you to continue with your Ancient Egypt projects. You can complete more research if you need to, or you can start to create your book, poster or model.

Helpful Websites:

Mr Donn's Ancient Egypt

DK Find Out Ancient Egypt

National Geographic Kids Ancient Egypt

BBC Bitesize Ancient Egypt

Ducksters Ancient Egypt

Summer Term 2 Week 3

Monday 15th June

Good Morning Year 3!

Today for art we are going to create our own cartouche. A cartouche is an Ancient Egyptian name plate, which contains a royal or god's name, written in hieroglyphs. Here is an example of an Ancient Egyptian cartouche:

You are going to create your own cartouche, writing your name in hieroglyphs.

Cartouche Template

Ancient Egyptian Alphabet

Cartouches were often brightly coloured, so colour in your cartouche if you can!

If you finish you can try to crack this hieroglyph code!

Hieroglyphs Code

You can also read more about hieroglyphics here:

Hieroglyphics

Good Morning! 

Reading

For reading today I would like you to read through this biography of Benjamin Zephaniah, and then answer the questions. The questions are a mix of all the skills we have learnt this term.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah Questions

English

In English, we are planning our Cinderella stories, using the bare bones plan. Use the sheet below to help you:

English

Maths

Today in Maths, we are revising measuring perimeter. You can watch the example video to help you:

Example Video Blue Group Example Video

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

Answers Blue Group Answers

If you have time, complete the challenge questions:

Challenge

Science

Today we are continuing our learning about plants:

Plants Lesson 2

Here is a video about how plants survive:

How do Plants Survive?

And here is a video showing an investigation into what plants need to survive:

Investigation

RE

This term, we are looking at the different names that are given to Jesus in the Bible. Today, we are studying how Jesus is called the "Bread of Life."

RE Lesson 1

While you work, listen to this hymn. It has lots of the names given to Jesus in it:

 Tuesday 16th June

Good Morning Year 3!

Today for art we are going to create our own cartouche. A cartouche is an Ancient Egyptian name plate, which contains a royal or god's name, written in hieroglyphs. Here is an example of an Ancient Egyptian cartouche:

You are going to create your own cartouche, writing your name in hieroglyphs.

Cartouche Template

Ancient Egyptian Alphabet

Cartouches were often brightly coloured, so colour in your cartouche if you can!

If you finish you can try to crack this hieroglyph code!

Hieroglyphs Code

You can also read more about hieroglyphics here:

Hieroglyphics

Wednesday 17th June

Good Morning!

Reading

Today you are going to read an extract from Alice in Wonderland. The questions are Word Detectives and Thinking Caps style questions:

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Questions

English

Today we are going to start to write our own Cinderella stories. Use your plan from Monday to help you. You can find the success criteria to help you:

Cinderella Story Writing

Maths

Today we are calculating perimeter.

Example Video Blue Group Example

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge

PSHE

On Saturday, it is World Refugee Day. I would like you to read this story about a Syrian refugee called Maya, and then complete the activity:

Maya's Story

Activity

Thursday 18th June

Good Morning!

Thursday is now Story and STEM day! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Storytime

Today I would like you to listen to this story, As Fast as Words could Fly:

Storyline Online

STEM

Today's STEM task is to make a paper aeroplane! When you have made it, video or take a photo of yourself flying it, and email it to me.

Paper Aeroplane STEM Challenge

Paper Aeroplane Instructions

Friday 19th June

Happy Friday!

Today we are going to spend more time on our Ancient Egypt projects. If you need to, you can spend more time researching on the computer.

If you have finished your research, you can start your project. You can make a poster, a booklet or a book. Try to make your project as full of information and as colourful as possible!

Ancient Egypt Project Ideas

Helpful Websites:

Mr Donn's Ancient Egypt

DK Find Out Ancient Egypt

National Geographic Kids Ancient Egypt

BBC Bitesize Ancient Egypt

Ducksters Ancient Egypt

Summer 2 Week 2 

Good Morning Year 3!

Today I am going to give you some Reading, English, Maths and Science to do. I have also updated the Other Subjects Tab, so have a look below:

Reading

Today I would like you to read these two short passages, and answer the questions. The questions are a mix of all the skills that we have learnt in Reading this year:

Reading

English

Today, we are starting to write our own Cinderella stories. We are starting today by thinking about our main character:

English

Maths

Today in Maths, we are looking at estimating. This skill can be tricky, so watch the example video carefully!
Example Video Blue Group Example Video

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge

BBC Bitesize Weekly Maths Challenge

Science

Today we are starting our new topic - plants!
Plants Lesson 1

Bitesize Video

Tuesday 9th June

Today for Art, I would like you to look at the work of the artist Yayoi Kusama, and create a self-portrait inspired by her work.

Self-Portrait Instructions

You can find out more about the artist here:

Yayoi Kusama

Wednesday 10th June

Good Morning!

Reading

Today I would like you to read this extract from The Railway Children, and answer the questions.

Reading Booklet

Questions

English

Today we are creating the other main character of our Cinderella story, the Prince/Pharaoh!

English

Maths

Today we are looking at measuring lengths. Everyone can complete the main activity today.

Example Video

Main Activity

Answers

Challenge

Thursday 11th June

Good Morning!

Today for story time I would like you to look at the Youtube Tata Storytime. It has lots of lovely picture books, read by actors of African, Caribbean and African-American heritage.

Tata Storytime

Friday 12th June

Good Morning!

Today we are going to be working on our history projects on the Ancient Egyptians. I would like you to do some research using the Internet or any books that you might have at home. Write down any facts that you find out in your exercise book.

Here are some project ideas:

Ancient Egypt Project Ideas

Helpful Websites:

Mr Donn's Ancient Egypt

DK Find Out Ancient Egypt

National Geographic Kids Ancient Egypt

BBC Bitesize Ancient Egypt

Ducksters Ancient Egypt

 

Summer 2 Week 1

Monday 1st June

Good Morning Year 3!

Welcome to your last term of Year 3! Even though we are not all in school yet, I am excited for all the amazing work we are going to do together online.

Our timetable has changed slightly for this term - I will be setting History project work on a Friday. We will be researching the Ancient Egyptians - very exciting! On Wednesdays, I will set a little bit more English, Reading and Maths then usual - please spread this out through the rest of the week.

Reading

Today for reading, I would like you to read through these two short passages, and then answer the questions. They are a mix of all the different types of questions we have learnt how to answer this year:

Reading

English

For English, we are continuing to look at the book Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo. Today, I would like you to write a diary entry from the point of view of Rhodopis, the main character.

Diary Entry Details

Cinderella of the Nile Pages

 Maths

Today in Maths we are revising adding two 3-digit numbers, crossing 10 or 100.

Example Video Blue Group Video

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge:

Have a look at these BBC Bitesize Activities:

Challenge

Science

This week is our last lesson on Light and Shadow. Today we are investigating how shadows change.

Light Lesson 6

Results Table Sheet

Tuesday 2nd June

Good Morning Year 3!

Today for Art I would like you to make a shadow puppet.

Here are some instructions to make stick puppets:

https://wehavekids.com/education/shadow-puppet-theater

And here's information about making shadow puppets with your hands:

http://drama4kids.com/activities/31-how-to-make-hand-shadow-puppets

Wednesday 3rd June

Good Morning!

Today I am putting slightly more English, Maths and Reading up than usual. Please do a little bit each day for the rest of the week:

Reading

Today I would like you to read through this article about India, and then answer the questions:

India Reading Booklet

Reading Questions

English

Today we are continuing with our work on Cinderella of the Nile. The first lesson is a grammar activity looking at verbs, and the second is writing advice for Rhodopis using imperative (bossy) verbs:

Grammar Activity

Advice Writing

Maths

Today we are looking at subtracting 3-digit numbers, both with and without an exchange:

Lesson 1:

Example Video Blue Group Example Video

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Main Activity Answers Blue Group Answers

Lesson 2:

Example Video Blue Group Video

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Main Activity Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge:

BBC Bitesize

Friday 5th June

Good Morning!

Today is the start of our History Project, looking at the Ancient Egyptians! I'm attaching an introduction lesson below. After this lesson, the idea is that you are going to create your own project book on any part of the Ancient Egyptians that interests you. I have put some project ideas below, but feel free to research whatever part of Ancient Egypt interests you! We will start the project officially next week, but have a look over the ideas to see what interests you.

Ancient Egypt Lesson 1

Timeline

Interactive World Map

Bitesize Intro to Ancient Egypt

For Next Week:

Ancient Egypt Project Ideas

 

Half Term Activities

Hello Year 3!

This week is our half term. I want you to celebrate your amazing work this term by having a relaxed and fun week!

If you can, please spend this time reading. At the bottom of this post, I have also given you a link to the Oak National Academy Holiday Club, which has lots and lots of different activities to try!

Reading

I know that it is difficult to read at home at the moment, but I would love you to spend some time reading and listening to stories this week. I am putting some websites below where you can find free e-books and audio-books:

E-Books

Oxford Owl - Oxford Owl has a range of e-books, including book bands. You will need a log-in to access the books, which can be found in the log-in document above.

Oxford Owl

Miss B's Current Favourite Book:

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home

World Stories - World Stories has a lot of different stories, in many different languages. You will need to use the log-in found above. You might need to put that you are a teacher rather than a pupil.

World Stories

Miss B's Current Favourite Book (In English, Spanish and Portuguese!):

Bubbling with Happiness

Scholastic Learn at Home: This has lots of non-fiction books and magazine articles, as well as picture books. We are Grade 2.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Miss B's Current Favourite Book

Empathy: I Know How You Feel!

Audio Books and Video Books

Storyline Online: Lots of picture books read by different actors. 

Storyline Online

Miss B's Current Favourite Book

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Audible: You can find free audio-books from Audible. You don't need to have an audible account - it's completely free during lockdown.

Audible Stories 

Miss B's Current Favourite Book:

Kid Normal

Podcasts

You can listen to these stories on a podcast app or Spotify:

500 Words' Bedtime Stories: By BBC Radio 2. These are stories written by children for children!

Storynory: Lots of different stories and poems.

 

Activities

Oak National Academy is running holiday clubs for half term. There's art, cooking, Jamie's farm and Scouts! There is also a collective worship activity from the Church of England. Link below:

Oak Activity Club 

Year 3 - You are brilliant! Keep being amazing, staying courageous, and being kind to those around you. I am thinking of and praying for you all, and I cannot wait to talk to you all very soon.

Miss Buchanan

 

Summer Week 5

Monday 18th May

Good Morning Year 3!

Reminder that if you want to be part of the school song, you need to email Miss Brockwell today. I have recorded my part, and I know some people in the class have made brilliant videos!

Reading

This week we are reading the Story of Icarus, which is a Greek myth. Please read carefully through the story, and then answer the Monday Text and Talk questions.

Icarus Story

Icarus Questions

English

This week in English, we are starting to read a new book, called Cinderella of the Nile. Look at the tasks below, and then read the book or listen to me read it!

Cinderella of the Nile Lesson 1 Cinderella of the Nile Pages

Maths

Today in maths, we are looking at adding and subtracting a 2-digit number with a 3-digit number. I would like you to try two lessons today. Lesson 1 is adding and subtracting numbers without crossing 10 or 100, and Lesson 2 is adding numbers while crossing 10 and 100.

Watch the videos below:

Lesson 1 Video Lesson 2 Video

Main Activity

Lesson 1, Q1-3

Lesson 1

Lesson 2, Q 1-4

Lesson 2

Blue Group Work:

Blue Group Video Blue Group Activity

Challenge:

Lesson 1 Q 5-7; Lesson 2 Q 5-6

Topic

Today in Topic I would like you to start researching for your African country project. You can find more details below:

Africa Lesson 5

Useful Websites:

 

Tuesday 19th May

Good Morning!

Today I would like you to try to create some art inspired by African fabrics. You can use the colouring sheets below, or create your own!

Colouring Sheets

Inspiration Sheets

 Wednesday 20th May

Good Morning Year 3!

Reading

Please read through the story of Icarus again, and then answer the Wednesday questions.

Icarus Story

Icarus Questions

English

Today we are planning a newspaper article, talking about Rhodopis' kidnap from Northern Greece! You can find more details below:

Cinderella of the Nile Lesson 2

Maths

Today in Maths we are looking at subtracting a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number.

Watch the video below:

Example Video Blue Group Example

Then complete the worksheet:

Worksheet Blue Group Worksheet

Answers:

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge (Complete the Greater Depth (Yellow Star):

Challenge

RE

Today in RE we are thinking about Ramadan.

Complete the task below:

Ramadan Diary

Use this video and information sheet to help you:

Ramadan Information Sheet

Ramadan Video

 Thursday 21st May

Good Morning Year 3!

Today for Storytime Thursday I would like you to have a look at the website storylineonline.com, and watch a story being read to you. I have put some books I like below:

Storyline Online

Story Examples:

Hula-Hoopin Queen

Trombone Shorty

Carla's Sandwich

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

 Friday 22nd May

Dear Year 3,

Well done for getting through another week, and for completing a whole half term online! I have been so impressed by how hard you have all worked, and I want you to know how proud I am of you - you are truly amazing children!

As next week is a holiday, I will not be posting set work. However, I will find some fun activities that you may want to try out, and post them on the website.

Reading

Please have a go at the Friday Icarus questions. These are Thinking Caps questions, so you may have to think a little deeper and read between the lines of the story to get the correct answer:

Icarus Story

Icarus Questions

English:

Today in English, we are going to be writing a newspaper article about Rhodopis being kidnapped from Northern Greece! I have included a few examples of newspaper articles, a template that you could print out and use, and a checklist for proofreading your work:

Features of a Newspaper Example

Miss Buchanan's Model Writing

Newspaper Writing Template

Newspaper Writing Checklist

Maths:

Today we are working on adding 3-digit numbers together. Blue Group, you are going to complete two lessons today.

Please watch the video:

Example Video Blue Group Video Lesson 1 Blue Group Video Lesson 2

Then complete the activity:

Main Activity Blue Group Lesson 1 Blue Group Lesson 2

Answers:

Answers Blue Group Answers 1 Blue Group Answers 2

Challenge:

Try the Greater Depth Questions (Yellow Star):

Challenge

Science

Today in Science we are looking at Light and Shadow:

Light Lesson 5

If you do not have the materials to try the experiment, you can watch a video of it here:

Experiment Video

You can watch this video to answer the activity questions:

Light and Shadow Video

Finally...

Remember to have a look at the spelling, handwriting, PSHE, music, computing and PE work that can be found under Other Subjects

 

Summer Week 4

Monday 11th May

Good Morning Year 3 and Happy Monday!

Reading

Today, we are reading an extract form Whatever Happened at Winklesea? by Helen Cresswell.

You can read the extract here:

Winklesea

and then answer the Monday Text and Talk Questions

Winklesea Questions

English

This week in English, we are going to be writing our own African folk tales. Today, please plan your folk tale using the planning sheet below:

African Folktales Planning

To help you, you can watch lots of different African folktales here:

African Folktales Playlist

Maths

Today in maths, we are looking at the 4 and 8 times tables.

Start by practising counting in 8s using this video:

Then, you can watch the example video here:

Example Video Blue Group Example Video

Then, complete the main activity:

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

Answers:

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge: Have a go at the Bitesize Activities:

Bitesize

Topic

Today we are going to learn about some of the natural landmarks in Africa. You can find more information below:

Africa Lesson 4

Remember that there is work for  spelling, times tables and handwriting, as well as PSHE, Music and PE activities, under Other Subjects.

Tuesday 12th May

Good Morning Year 3!

For Art today, I would like you to have a go at creating a collage of Africa. More details found below:

Art

Also, please see the notice above about emailing work. From now on, if possible, we would like everyone to email three pieces of work a week to their teachers - English, Maths and one other subject of your choice. I can then look at this work in detail and give you feedback to help you in the future. It is really important that I get to see the wonderful work you are doing. My school email can be found above.

Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning!

Before I tell you your work, I wanted to draw your attention to an email sent yesterday by Miss Brockwell. We are making a collaborative music video of us singing Looking To the Rainbow. If you would like to take part, you need to film your clip by next Monday (18th May). More details can be found in the email, and under Music in the Other Subject tab below. You are all amazing singers, and I would love to see as many of you take part as possible.

Reading

Today for reading, I would like you to answer the Wednesday Word Detectives and Thinking Caps questions. Remember to read the text carefully to find the answer:

 Winklesea

Winklesea Questions

English

On Monday, we planned our own African folktale. Today, I would like you to start writing your folk tale, using your plan to help you. You should try to write at least four paragraphs.

Maths

Today we are looking at multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

Watch the video below:

Example Video Blue Group Example Video

Then, complete the worksheet:

Main Activity Main Activity Blue Group

Answers:

Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge - look at the linked activities on BBC Bitesize:

BBC Bitesize

Science

Today in Science we are continuing our work on sun safety, but looking at the safety of the eye:

Light Lesson 4

You can watch this video to find out more about how the eye works:

The human eye

Thursday 14th May

Good Morning Year 3!

Here are Chapters 2 and 3 of The Boy Who Grew Dragons. I'm sorry the video is a bit zoomed out, but I hope you will be able to listen to the story and look at the pictures.

Remember to email Miss Brockwell if you want to be part of the school music video!

Miss Buchanan

Friday 15th May

Good Morning Year 3!

Well done for getting to the end of another week! I will be calling on the phone this morning - I am looking forward to talking to you!

Thank you to those children who have sent in the 3 pieces of work - it has been lovely to see your work for this week!

Remember to email Miss Brockwell to be part of the school song!

Reading

Today I would like you to answer the Friday Questions - Building Blocks. I have also included a poster to help you with the different word classes.

 Winklesea

Winklesea Questions

Parts of Speech Poster

English

If you haven't already, today I would like you to finish writing your folktale. 

If you have finished, read through and edit your work. Below I have put a Year 3 Success Criteria - this is everything that is expected to be in your writing in Year 3. Edit your work and tick off the criteria:

Year Three Success Criteria

-  Capital letters, full stops and , ! ? 

- Speech punctuated correctly (" ")

- Commas in a list.

- 'a' and 'an' used correctly.

- Conjunctions using while, before, after, because, although, if.

- Range of adverbs used.

- Prepositions used (before, after, during, in).

- Powerful verbs used.

- Work in paragraphs.

- Accurate spelling and neat, joined-up handwriting.

 Maths

Today we are looking at dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

Start by practising counting in 8s:

Then, watch the example video:

Example Video Blue Group Example Video

And complete the worksheet:

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

Answers:

Main Activity Answers Blue Group Answers

Challenge:

BBC Bitesize

RE

Watch the video below about Hajj, and answer the following questions:

Hajj

- What is Hajj?

- What do Muslims do on Hajj?

- Why do Muslims go on Hajj?

Then, Reflect: If you could go on a pilgrimage like Hajj, where would you go? What would you do there?

 

Summer Week 3

 Monday 4th May

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Reading

This week, we are reading a non-fiction text about Cuckoos. Read the text below, and then answer the Monday questions.

 Year 3 Reading

English

This week we are reading a new African folktale, The Clever Monkey.

You can read the text/watch the video below:

Clever Monkey Video

Clever Monkey Text

Then, answer the questions below. You can write down your answers, or discuss them with a partner.

Clever Monkey Lesson 1

Maths

This week in maths, we are focusing on money. Start the lesson by making sure you can recognise the British coins and notes:

British Coins and Notes

Then, watch the example video below (Summer Week 3, Lesson 1):

Video

Then, complete the activity below:

Main Activity Blue Group Main Activity

If you finish quickly, try these challenge questions:

Challenge Challenge Answers

Topic

We are continuing on with our study of Africa, this week looking at some of the capital cities. Read through and complete the task below:

Africa Lesson 3

You can use these websites to help with your research:

Ducksters Africa

Trip Savvy Africa Capital Cities

Remember, there is new spelling and handwriting, as well as music, PSHE and computing activities, in the Other Subjects tab.

 Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning!

Today I would like you to spend some time cooking with a grownup. You could help with making lunch or dinner, or do some baking. 

Do send me a picture of your finished dishes!

Collective Worship

You might have noticed the new Worship and Wellbeing tab, which has lots of things to do for collective worship. Miss Mullen has put the link to a new song for us to learn, called My Lighthouse:

My Lighthouse

For fun, you can also watch me singing a bit of it with my sisters and dad!

Maths Workshop

Miss Hankins is planning to run some Maths Workshops for parents, going over how to explain maths concepts to your children while home learning. Email her if you're interested!

 

Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning!

Reading

Please read the text and answer the questions for Wednesday

Year 3 Reading

 English

Today I would like you to try retelling the story of The Clever Monkey. Read and watch the story below:

Clever Monkey Video

Clever Monkey Text

You might want to retell the story as a comic strip. You can use this template, or draw your own:

Template

Maths

Today, our work is looking at adding money.

Please have a look at the video:

Example Video

Then complete the main activity (Q1-6):

Main Activity Blue Group

Challenge - try Q7 and 8.

Religious Education

Today we are looking at how important charity is for Muslims.

Start by reading this information and watching this video:

Charity Information

Video

Then, complete the task:

RE Lesson 3

It is currently the period of Ramadan for Muslims. You can read more about Ramadan below:

Ramadan

Thursday 7th May

Good Morning!

As you may know, tomorrow is a Bank Holiday to remember VE day, the end of the second world war. I am going to post English,Maths and Science today, and then some VE day activities tomorrow.

Reading

Please read the Cuckoo text and answer the Friday ordering question.

Year 3 Reading

English

Yesterday, you made  comic strips to retell the story of The Clever Monkey. Today, I would like you to rewrite the story, but change something in the tale. Here are some ideas:

  • Write the story but with people as characters instead of animals.
  • Write the story, but without the clever monkey.
  • Write the story, but the clever monkey is caught by the two cats.
  • Or your  own idea!

Clever Monkey Video

Clever Monkey Text

Maths

Today in maths, we are looking at subtracting money. You can watch the example video below (Summer Week 3, Lesson 3):

Example Video

Then, complete the main activity (Q1-4 and 6):

Main Activity Blue Group Activity

Challenge: Complete Q 5 &  7.

Science

Today in science, we are looking at sun safety.

Complete the activity below:

Light Lesson 3

Do not worry if you don't have the materials to complete the investigation - I will try to do it at my house, and show you the results next week!

 Friday 8th May

Happy Friday!

Today is a bank holiday, because it is 75 years since VE Day, which celebrated the end of WWII. You can watch a video about VE day here:

VE Day Video

This VE Day Pack includes recipes, dances and songs from World War 2 that you might want to try:

VE Day at Home Pack

You might also want to sing along to this song by Dame Vera Lynn. This was a song sung during World War 2, but it is also relevant to our lives today - we need to keep being positive and remember that we will see each other again:

If you haven't seen the video message from St Mark's staff below - have a look!

Wishing you all a relaxing and happy bank holiday weekend!
Miss Buchanan

Summer Week 2

Monday 27th April

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

It was so lovely to get to speak to lots of families on the phone last week. Our Zoom Call has sadly been cancelled for this week, but I will still be calling you on the phone, so you can ask me any questions then. Details of when the phone calls will be can be found in the newsletter.

I will continue to upload work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On top of this, I will also be uploading an Art, DT or Drama activity on a Tuesday, and a link to listen to a story on a Thursday!

Another exciting thing is that both Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize have started providing daily lessons. If you want more to do, or you need more practice in an area, you can find the links below:

Oak National Academy

BBC Bitesize

Reading

This week, we are reading an extract from Mr Majeika, by Humphrey Carpenter. Please read through the text, and then answer the Text and Talk Questions:

Mr Majeika

Mr Majeika Questions

English

In English, we are continuing to look at Anansi and the Pot of Beans. You can re-read the story below:

Anansi and the Pot of Beans

Today, we are going to be writing apology letters (letters saying sorry) from Anansi to Grandma Spider. You can find more details below:

Anansi Lesson 4

Challenge: Once you have written your letter, write a reply from Grandma Spider to Anansi.

Maths

Today in Maths, we are looking at ordering fractions. Please watch the video below to help you:

 Blue Group can watch this video (Summer Week 2, Lesson 1):

Blue Group Video

Then, complete the main activity, Q1-6

Main Activity Main Activity Blue Group

Challenge - challenge yourself by trying Q7! 

Topic

This week, we are focusing on the continent of Africa, and exploring some of the countries within it.

Start by reading this information:

Information Page

Then, try the task:

Africa Lesson 2 Task

You can use this website to help you find the flags:

Flags of Africa

Challenge: if you finish, try the Africa Sporcle Quiz!

Countries of Africa Quiz

Tuesday 28th April

Good Morning!

Here is a fun art activity that you can try - it's inspired by our English story of Anansi the Spider!

Spider Web Art

You can find more information at https://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2015/02/spider-web-art-for-kids.html

Good Luck!

Miss Buchanan

 

Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning Year 3!

Hope you are having a lovely week!

Reading

We are continuing our work on Mr Majeika. Please read the text again, and then answer the Word Detectives/Thinking Caps questions.

Mr Majeika

Mr Majeika Questions

English

Today we are continuing our work on Anansi, looking at similes. More details can be found below:

Anansi Similes Lesson

Maths

Today we are adding fractions - you all were brilliant at this last term! Remember to add the numerators, but keep the denominator the same.

Watch the video below (Summer Week 2, Lesson 1):

Example Video

Then, complete the activity (Blue Group, complete Q1-3):

Main Activity

If you finish quickly, complete the challenge - Q1, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10. We will complete the other questions tomorrow:

Challenge

Science

We are carrying on our study of Light, by exploring mirrors:

Light Lesson 2

Come back tomorrow to listen to the first chapter of our new class book!

Miss Buchanan

Thursday 30th April

Good Morning!

Today is Storytime Thursday! We are going to start listening to a story called The Boy who Grew Dragons, by Andy Shepherd.

You can listen to me read the first chapter below:

Another thing I wanted to tell you about was a new children's book, which explains what coronavirus is, why we have to be at home, and what children can do to help:

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Remember, there are also links to e-books and audiobooks in Other Resources, as well as books in Spanish and Portuguese.

Happy Reading!

Friday 1st May

Good Morning, and Happy May Day!

I will be calling everyone this afternoon - I'm looking forward to hearing how you've been getting on!

Reading

For our Building Blocks, we are looking at punctuating speech using inverted commas. Watch the video below:

Then, complete the following task:

1. Look at the speech bubbles below. I would like you to write the speech out as sentences.

2. Remember to use the three building blocks - inverted commas, speech verbs and other punctuation.

Ex: "Look! A frog!" shouted Pandora.

English

Today we are doing a Free Write, inspired by our Africa Topic. More details can be found below:

Africa Free Write

Maths

Today, we are looking at subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Remember that you subtract the numerator, and leave the denominator the same.

The maths comes from the website whiterosemaths.com. Click on the pink Home Learning button, and then Year 3.

You can watch the example video here (Summer Week 2 Lesson 2):

Example Video

Then complete the Main Activity (Blue Group, complete Q1, 3 and 4):

Main Activity

If you finish, complete the Challenge from Wednesday (Q 2,4,7 and 8):

Challenge

RE

Last week, we explored what commitment is, and how important commitment is in Islam. This week, we are looking at how commitment affects a Muslim's daily life:

RE Islam Lesson 2

Video: Introduction to Islam

Video: Wudu

Collective Worship:

Oak National Academy had a school Assembly yesterday, for the whole of the UK! It included a talk by Archbishop Justin, who is the head of the Church of England:

Oak National Academy Assembly

One More Thing!

Revd. Steve is reading a chapter of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as a Bedtime Story every day! You can find the chapters on the St Mark's Kennington Youtube:

St Mark's Kennington

 Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Buchanan

Summer Week 1

Monday 20th April

Good Morning, and welcome back to school! I hope you all had a lovely holiday.

Remember that we have a Zoom call this afternoon - if you have managed to complete your Easter project, please be ready to teach the class  what you have learnt. It should be very interesting to learn from each other, and an exciting start to our new topic!

Reading

This week, we are going to be reading The Upside-Down Lion, which is an African folktale. You can find the ebook here. I have created a class log-in for Oxford Owl, so that everybody can see the book:

Username: stmarkslambeth3

password: stmarks

The Upside-Down Lion

If the E-book link does not work, you can read a written version of the story here.

The Upside Down Lion Word

When you have read the story, answer the questions for Monday.

Reading Questions

English

Today we are going to look at an African folk tale called Anansi and the Pot of Beans.

Start by reading this information about folktales:

Anansi Lesson 1

Then watch the video of the Anansi book:

Anansi Video

You can find a written version  of the story here:

Anansi and the Pot of Beans

When you have watched the video, you can complete the English task above.

Maths

Counting

Please start your maths by practising your counting in 8s - you can use this video to help you:

8s Counting Song

Today we are looking at equivalent fractions.

You can watch this example video to help you (Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1).

Example Video Blue Group Video

Then, have a go at the questions below. They include a mix of fluency, problem solving and reasoning. You do not have to complete all the questions - see how many you can do in 20 minutes.

Green, Orange, Pink and Yellow Group Blue Group

If you finish quickly, have a go at the maths challenge:

Maths Challenge

You can find activities for Topic, Science, RE and more under Other Subjects.

 Wednesday 22nd April

Good Morning!

Reading

For Reading today, I would like you to complete the Word Detectives and Think Caps Questions for the Upside Down Lion. Remember to use the text to help you!

The Upside-Down Lion

Reading Questions

English

In English, we are continuing to look at the story of Anansi and the Pot of Beans. 

Please start by reading or watching the story:

Anansi Video

Anansi and the Pot of Beans

 Once you have done this, complete the English Activity:

Anansi Lesson 2

Maths

Today in Maths, we are going to continue to learn about equivalent fractions.

Please watch the example video here (Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 2)

Example Video Blue Group Video

Then, complete these questions. These questions include fluency, problem-solving a reasoning. Please do not feel like you need to complete all the questions - spend 20 mins of focused work.

Activity

Blue Group Activity

If you finish your work quickly, try the challenge question. Remember that this challenge is meant to stretch your brain!

Challenge

Please also spend time looking at the Other Subject Activities - normally on a Tuesday and Wednesday we would be learning about Geography and Science.

Happy Learning!

Miss Buchanan

 

 Friday 24th April

Good Morning!

Here is some reading, English and maths. Please also make sure that you spend time doing the activities for other subjects, which can be found under the Other Subjects tab. 

 

Reading

For reading today, please read through the Upside Down Lion again, and then complete the Building Blocks questions. To answer these questions, you need to look at pg. 15. If you are using the Word document version, you need to focus on the paragraph in red.

The Upside-Down Lion

Reading Questions

When you have finished, you can mark your work for this week using the answer sheet.

English

In English today, we are going to explore what might happen next in the story, after Anansi's Grandmother came home. 

English Task

Maths

Today in Maths, we are going to be comparing fractions. You can watch the video below (Summer Week 1, Lesson 3):

Maths Video Blue Group Video

Then, try the following questions:

Maths Activity Blue Group Maths Activity

If you finish, have a go at the Challenge

Challenge

 

Easter Learning

Dear All,

It is now the Easter Holidays! Well done for all your hard work over the past few weeks. I have put an Easter project for you to do over the holidays, as well as some RE work that you could complete during Holy Week. I will also put up Easter themed activities. Please continue your reading, and practising your times tables and spellings. 

Even though it is the Easter Holidays, we will still have our class Zoom call on Mondays. I will also be calling you all on the phone on Thursday. Continue to email me if you have any questions.

Well done Year 3!

Miss Buchanan

Easter Project

This is a Geography project for the children to complete. It can either be done in exercise books, or on the computer. On our first Zoom call next term (20th April), we will share our work with each other.

Yr 3 Easter Project

Helpful websites for the project:

 

RE Work

Here is some work that we would have completed at school during RE week. You may want to complete the work on each day of Holy Week:

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Writing Palm Leaf Template Sing Hosanna song

Maundy Thursday

Last Supper Work  Last Supper Bible Extract

Good Friday

Good Friday Good Friday Bible Extract

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Reading and Spelling

Remember, you can get e-books and audio books for free online - look at the links in the free online resources tab.

For spelling, I would like you to look at the Year 3 and 4 Spelling List. You can find the words on the spelling frame website - Rules 25-27 under Year 3 and 4:

Spelling Frame

Easter Activities

  Here are some Easter Activities that you could try:

 

 Other Subjects

Spelling

 For spelling this week, we are going to look at words with the 'ay' sound spelt ei, eigh or ey (Spelling Frame Rule 19)

Spelling Frame

You can also try this new SPAG mystery (Updated 8/6):

SPAG Mystery

 

Handwriting

For Handwriting, please complete this sheet. If you have a printer at home, you could print out the sheet, otherwise, copy into your exercise book. We are now revising the handwriting skills we have learnt this year.

Unit 3 Extension

Times Tables

Continue to spend time practising your times tables through TT Rockstars or your CGP book.

You can also try these Times Table Booklets:

Times Tables Book 1

Times Tables Book 2

Our class target for this term is to learn our 8 times table! Use the video below to help you:

8 Times Table Song

Computing

You can spend time on Espresso Coding (Log-in details can be found on the Log-in document):

Espresso Coding

PSHE:

This week for PSHE, I would like you to learn about Lilian Bader, with these resources from The Black Curriculum:

 

Lilian Bader Activity

 

Music:

 Have a play with the keyboard and drum kit on this website:

Team Tutti

Also sing along to this song!

 

PE 

Joe Wicks is doing PE every morning at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

You might also want to have a go at some yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Other Subjects - Previous Weeks

Other Subjects (wb 20th April):

Topic

This week for topic I would like you to try to learn the seven continents and the five oceans.

Complete the activity below:

Topic Activity

Blank World Map

You  can use these videos to help you:

Seven Continents Song

Five Oceans Song

Science

Complete the activity about Light and Dark:

Light and Dark Lesson 1

Sorting Cords

Light and Dark Activity Sheet

RE

Our RE topic for this term is focused on Islam. Following Islam involves a lot of commitment. This week I would like you to complete this activity about commitment below:

Commitment Activity

Art

For Art this term, we are going to be trying this Geography Drawing Challenge!

Drawing Challenge

 

 

Previous Weeks:

Other Subjects wb 23.3.20

Other Subjects wb 30.3.20

 

 

 

Collective Worship

If you would like, I have made a playlist of all the songs we sing during collective worship at school. You can find the link below

 I have found a great Bible devotional on having courage during the coronavirus : https://douglastalks.com/be-brave-and-be-wise/

I will be praying for all of you over the week! If there is anything in particular you would like me to pray for, please email.

 Collective Worship

Answers

Reading

Reading Answers 23.3.20 - 3.4.20

Upside Down Lion Answers

Maths

27.4.20

Main Activity Answers

Blue Group Answers

24.4.20

Challenge Answers

Main Activity Answers

Blue Group Answers

22.4.20

Challenge Answers

Main Activity Answers

Blue Group Answers

20.4.20

Challenge Answers

Main Activity Answers

Blue Group Answers

 

 

 

Work Gallery

Some of Year 3's amazing online learning!

Please ask your adult to email any work to me you would like to see in the gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

Free Online Resources

FREE online resources

In light if the current Coronavirus outbreak, many places are offering free resources to help children, parents and schools with home learning. See a collection below.

Home Learning Packs

  • Twinkl are offering parents free access to resources - register and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

  • Classroom Secrets have added a free learning pack for each year group.

  • BBC Bitesize has games and videos for all subjects. Go to the KS2 section of the site.

Reading

  • AudibleFree audio books available to stream. Spanish books also available!

  • Oxford OwlLots of e-books available for all levels.

  • Storyline OnlineLots of picture books read aloud by actors.

  • Scholastic MagazineSome very interesting non-Fiction articles.

Writing

  • GrammaropolisSome fun grammar and punctuation videos.

  • Once Upon a PicturePictures and questions to inspire your writing.

  • Spelling FrameLists and games for all the Year 3 and 4 spelling rules.

  • Phonics PlayPhonics Play has made all their games free. Use if your child is still practising phonics.

 Maths

  • TT Rockstars for practising your times tables - 3s, 4s and 8s.

  • Topmarks Maths has lots of maths games to practise key skills.

  • White Rose is offering home learning packs, with clear example videos.

  • Sumdog Sumdog’s games engage children in personalised maths, spelling and grammar practice.

 Collective Worship

 Other Subjects

 

Portuguese and Spanish Resources

Portuguese

Matemática

Leitura

 

 

Spanish 

 Matemáticas

Lectura