Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page! Here you will be able to find out important dates of key events throughout the year and see what we have been learning each term.

Keep up to date with what we are learning. Download our latest Curriculum Newsletter opposite.

HOME LEARNING

Please find below a letter with a number of suggestions for activities that can be completed during this period of home learning.  There are also a number of links at the bottom of the page which you may find useful.

YEAR 3_ Home Learning Letter

Now that the children are settled into their new routines, the Year 3 team will update our webpage daily with a selection of home school tasks that your child might wish to complete. There is NO REQUIREMENT that these must be done, but they are an ideal way to keep skills fresh and current.

We would love to see any pictures of our children completing some of the suggested activities – tweet any photos tagging @ololprimary for us to see!

Friday 3rd April Home School Tasks

Today will be the final day of home school tasks as we would be breaking up for the Easter holidays. Daily activities will begin again on Monday 20th April. Please feel free to use your packs and the list of useful websites if you wish but you are not expected to. Have a lovely Easter! xx

English – Now that you’ve completed your story, reread it and see if you can edit it and make any improvements. Then, read your story to your family – make sure you add lots of expression!  

Maths – We are continuing to move through the fractions topic. Today it is Week 1, Lesson 4. Follow the link below, find the right lesson, watch the short clip and then complete the activity. The webpage will automatically open with Week 2 but we are still working through Week 1!

Week 1, Lesson 4 – Mrs. Sillitoe/Mrs. Ward, Mr. Coulton and Mrs Fay’s group click here!

Week 1, Lesson 4 – Miss Connaughton’s group click here!

Practical –  Design an Easter egg and cut it out to make an Easter card with a piece of folded A4 paper. Write a message inside to your family wishing them a Happy Easter!

Easter Egg

Easter Activities – Look at the following links…

Click here to find out more about Holy Week and the Easter story

Click here to read the scripture for Holy Week

Click here for some Easter Stained Glass Colouring

Click here to read an Easter prayer

Thursday 2nd April Home School Tasks

English – Reread your story so far and look at the middle paragraph that you wrote yesterday. Can you edit any sentences to improve them? Today, with two paragraphs under your belt, it’s time to write the end of the story. Look back at your plan and write your new ending to the story, remembering to punctuate correctly. Can you include some exciting conjunctions e.g. if, because, although, while, since, until etc? 

Maths – We are continuing to move through the fractions topic. Today it is Week 1, Lesson 3. Follow the link below, find the right lesson, watch the short clip and then complete the activity. The webpage will automatically open with Week 2 but we are still working through Week 1!

Week 1, Lesson 3 – Mrs. Sillitoe/Mrs. Ward, Mr. Coulton and Mrs Fay’s group click here!

Week 1, Lesson 3 – Miss Connaughton’s group click here!

Practical – Play ’21 Questions To Go’ with a member of your family. The first player chooses a famous person, the other player has 21 questions to ask to try and find out who they are thinking of… Warning – this game can be addictive! 

PE – It’s time to do some yoga with lovely Jane. This is a marvellous yoga class exploring the origins of yoga, including exploration of belly breathing, sun sequence, yoga poses and relaxation. Good for children and adults alike… enjoy!

Yoga with Jane

Wednesday 1st April Home School Tasks

English – After writing the beginning of your story yesterday, have a look at it and see if you can edit it to make it even better! Then, write the middle of your story. Try to start some sentences with an adverb (words ending in -ly) to make your sentences more exciting. Can you add a list using commas? 

Maths – We are going to move onto the next lesson in our fractions topic. are going to recap on fractions, using the White Rose Home Learning resources. We are starting on Week 1, Lesson 2. Follow the link below, find the right lesson, watch the short clip and then complete the activity. Just a warning – the webpage will automatically open with Week 2 but we are still working through Week 1!

Week 1, Lesson 2 – Mrs. Sillitoe/Mrs. Ward, Mr. Coulton and Mrs Fay’s group click here!

Week 1, Lesson 2 – Miss Connaughton’s group click here!

Practical – Draw a lovely picture for someone in your family, you may choose to draw and colour a lovely rainbow. Then, hide it somewhere in your house or garden. Either play a game of hot/cold to give clues about where it is hidden OR if you’re feeling creative, create a treasure hunt for them to find. You might want to use written clues or draw a picture of where the next clue is hidden… 

PE – Today, we’re jumping! Click on the link below to find out about the standing long jump and see what your best score is. Feel free to ask an adult to record your jump and share it on twitter – @ololprimary. Enjoy!

Standing long jump

Tuesday 31st March Home School Tasks

English – After planning your story yesterday, write the beginning of the story. Try to focus on super sentences that are punctuated correctly, and include some direct speech using inverted commas. 

Maths – We are going to recap on fractions, using the White Rose Home Learning resources. We are starting on Week 1, Lesson 1. Follow the link below, find the right lesson, watch the short clip and then complete the activity.

Week 1, Lesson 1 – Mrs Ward/Mrs Sillitoe, Mr. Coulton and Mrs Fay’s group click here!

Week 1, Lesson 1 – Miss Connaughton’s group click here!

Practical – Build a reading den! Find somewhere cosy, maybe drape a cover over and settle down to read your favourite book…

PE – Try this catching game with a partner. If you’d rather do it by yourself, find a wall!

 Catching challenge

Monday 30th March Home School Tasks

English – Grammar – Look at the powerpoint and practise using apostrophes for possession (this is revision).

Grammar starter

Then, split a page of your book into 9 squares (3 lots of 3). Draw 3 pictures to show the beginning of the story “The Tunnel” (e.g. the brother and sister being different, arguing, walking to the wasteground). Then draw 3 pictures of the middle of the story (at the wasteground, brother going through the tunnel, sister going through the tunnel). Now can you use your imagination to draw 3 pictures to end the story in a different way? What could the sister find on the other side of the tunnel? Where is her brother? How do they get home safely?

Maths – Whilst making lunch, can you cut your sandwich in half? How many halves are there? Can you write one half as a fraction? Then cut your sandwich into quarters? How many pieces are there? Can you write one quarter as a fraction?

Science – Look at the powerpoint about forces. Then cut out pictures from newspapers and magazines of pushes and pulls (or draw your own!)

Forces ppt 1

PE – Have a look at the YouTube video and complete a yoga activity from Cosmic Kids Yoga.

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

Friday 27th March Home School Tasks

English – Grammar – Using apostrophes for possession.  Read through today’s powerpoint, then have a go at writing sentences, adding apostrophes in the correct places.

Maths – ‘Number Fact Families’ on Topmarks.  Can you find all the number facts in the family?  Begin with addition and subtraction, then try multiplication and division.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

PE – Get up and active with Joe Wicks and join in with his PE session today.  They stream live at 9am each day, but you can also catch up with them here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

Practical – Design your own board game.  Write a set of instructions to tell us how to play it.

Thursday 26th March Home School Tasks

English – Use today’s powerpoint to practise writing sentences and marking them with direct speech.  Imagine a conversation between the brother and sister in The Tunnel.  Write down 1 thing they might say to each other, first in a speech bubble, then in a sentence using inverted commas.  Try the quiz at slide 16 to see what you have learned.

Maths – Play ‘Coconut Multiples’ on Topmarks to practise your knowledge of multiples.  Start with a times table you are comfortable with, then choose one that is a bit more challenging!  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Reading – Comprehension ‘Seed to Sprout’.  Read the article then answer the questions in full sentences in your book.  Why not have a go at planting some seeds of your own so that you can watch them grow?  You could even keep a ‘Seed Diary’, and update it each week with a picture, a description and a measurement to record how it grows!

Practical – Choose your favourite fairy tale.  Draw a storyboard to show the story to a younger brother or sister.

Wednesday 25th March Home School Tasks

English – Get active and have some fun.  Join in with Mr Smith and do the song and dance routine for inverted commas. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/47058929

Have a look at today’s ppt, can you spot the inverted commas in each sentence?  Then have a go at English Activity 1.

Maths – Practice your skills with addition, subtraction and multiplication by playing ‘Roll the Dice’.  You can play alone or with a partner.  https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/10/09/04/02/608/20164_content/index.html

PE – Have a look at the YouTube video and complete a yoga activity from Cosmic Kids Yoga. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Practical – Make a sandwich or a cake with an adult.  Design a poster to advertise your creation!

Tuesday 24th March Home School Tasks

English –  We have been working on the story of The Tunnel.  Use the ppt to read aloud and remind yourself of the story.  Can you identify where inverted commas (speech marks) have been used?

Maths – Times tables.  Use the activities on Topmarks to practice a times table that you are good at, and a times table that you need extra practice at.

Art and Design – Choose one skill from the Year 3 list to practice on a clean page in your book.

Practical – Draw a picture of your favourite animal.  Create a fact file to share with a friend.

Read the story of The Tunnel here:

The Tunnel

Year 3 Art Skills

Year Three "Love Assembly"

Year Three have recently performed a great assembly all about love! We had fantastic singing, super acting, brilliant reading and wonderful story telling. Well done Year Three! You made us all very proud. 

PE in Year 3

We have taken part in lots of exciting activities in our PE sessions this year, including gymnastics and yoga.  We have also taken part in a team building afternoon and a Santa Dash at Christ the King.

 

Ideas for activities for home learning

Why not explore some of the resources, games and activities available on these websites?

BBC Bitesize Bitesize A multitude of activities that span the entire curriculum!
Twinkl www.twinkl.co.uk An amazing array of resources for every subject we do at Year 3, and with an offer of free access for 2 months, it’s an absolute bargain to boot!

Simply go to twinkl.co.uk/l/llrv3 and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Classroom Secrets www.classroomsecrets.co.uk More free stuff on all kinds of subjects.

Register for free at https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/product-category/beta/

Spellings Spelling Shed Practise your spellings and play lots of games.
Collins Collins learning at home Free resources to support your child learning at home, including ebooks to read, times tables to practice, worksheets, activities and much more.
Computing code.org Learn how to code with drag and drop blocks and lots of exciting games to try.
Topmarks www.topmarks.co.uk Lots of interactive resources, with many that are tablet friendly.  Why not test your times tables knowledge with the Daily 10 at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 
Dance Mat Typing BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing  A great way to develop your keyboard skills! 

There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages.

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

PE Joe Wicks Workouts

BBC Super Movers

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Keep yourself active with these brilliant online resources, including daily Youtube workout videos, dancing to music, and even yoga.  You’ll be ‘zen’!

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