We hope you had a lovely Easter holidays full of chocolate, fun and sunshine and are now ready for some more home learning.
We will be updating the blog with English, Maths and wider curriculum tasks every day at 9am.
We’re starting a few new topics as it’s the beginning of a new term so we hope you will enjoy all of the tasks you have been set.
If you didn’t finish all of the work in your learning packs which we sent home then feel free to continue with these.
Don’t forget, we don’t expect you to be doing school work all day, every day!
It’s important to take regular breaks, get outside and stay healthy (especially if the sunshine continues).
If you can’t get outside, Joe Wicks is still doing his Youtube P.E. lessons on his Youtube channel every morning at 9am.
Find them here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
We look forward to seeing your responses throughout the week.
Mrs Beckwith, Miss Lindop, Miss Barden and Miss Willmer.
Here are today’s tasks:
Read this passage and answer the questions in full sentences underneath.
Tom’s exciting morning
Tom woke up early. He knew the taxi was just around the corner. He felt like it was Christmas morning but is was the middle of August. He grabbed his case and knocked on his parents’ door eagerly. They shouted back, “It’s nearly time Thomas, go and wake Olivia up!” Tom ran into his sister’s room and jumped on the bed. They both grinned and chatted about the week ahead.
A little while later, the taxi was outside so Tom grabbed his sunglasses and cap. He chuckled to himself because it was very dark and cold outside! Tom and Olivia sprinted to the back seat of the taxi whilst Mum and Dad threw the suitcases into the boot. Then, Mum made sure Olivia was secure in her special booster seat. Mum also went back inside to get Buster the dog!
Olivia’s face dropped and she poked her brother who also looked worried. “Where are you taking Buster?!” they both said cautiously. Mum smiled, “Just to grandmas. We’re going to be gone for a while!” Their faces relaxed and they giggled at how silly they had been!
As they approached their destination, Olivia tapped her brother on the arm and pointed outside. “They look like giant birds!” she said. Tom thought this was really funny and he laughed with his sister. Mum and Dad looked at their watches. Their faces dropped. They quickly got Olivia out of her seat and put her in her pram. Dad grabbed Tom’s hand and they paid the man quickly.“Come on guys!” Dad said sounding slightly worried.
- How do we know Tom felt excited in Paragraph One? Try and find all the clues.
- Why do you think Tom chuckled to himself when he went outside in Paragraph Two?
- Where do you think Tom is going? Explain why you think this.
- Pretend you are Tom. Write down how you are feeling and what you are thinking as you travel in the taxi.
- Why has Tom packed sunglasses?
- Why do you think Olivia and Tom were worried when Mum went back into the house to get Buster?
- What do you think Olivia was pointing to when she said “they look like giant birds!”?
- What do you think happened when Mum and Dad looked at their watches in paragraph four?
- Pretend you are Dad at the end of the passage. Write a few sentences explaining your thoughts and feelings.
This is a reminder that you can practice your times tables at: https://ttrockstars.com/
Your username and password are in your packs.
You also have lots of worksheets to complete in your home learning packs.
If you can’t find your login, send the Year 3 team an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can send it to you!
In maths, this term we are going to begin to look at money.
To recap the coins and notes that you should remember from Year 2, watch these two videos and then answer the questions below in the comments.
This term in RE we will be exploring the question ‘What type of world did Jesus want?’
We will be looking at the gospels in the bible and the stories that symbolise the world Jesus wanted.
This week we will begin by looking at the gospels and the first story within them.
Click the links to watch the videos below and then discuss some the questions with someone in your house.
- What are the first 4 books about in the new testament?
- Who are the 4 first books written by?
- What are these 4 books called together?
- What is the message in the parable The Good Samaritan?
- After listening to the parable The Good Samaritan, what kind of things do you think Jesus wanted people to do for one another?
Instead of Art, this term we will be doing some computing. It is extremely important to remember to be safe when we are online. Read the question below and then discuss with an adult and explain to them why you are giving the answer you have.
Here’s today’s question:
Tim finds all the games on his device too easy, so he is going to play an 18 game as it will be harder. Is that a good idea?
- Yes – it will be harder and better for a gamer like Tim.
- No – 18 games aren’t harder, they are made for grown ups.
Why did you give that answer?
Finished all of that? Want something else to do?
Want to take a tour of the Natural History Museum?
Follow the link below and click your way through a virtual tour of the natural history museum. From taking a deep dive into the life of a blue whale to examining Dippy the Diplodocus’ skull, you’ll have a lovely time from the comfort of your own home.
Bella the Dog has set you a challenge!
Bella has emailed over the Easter holidays. She is missing coming into school, having an explore along the corridors and reading with some of you on Friday afternoons. She has said that it would be great if you could all do some reading for her whilst you are at home. Click on the link to view her challenge for this week and have a go at some of the tasks she has set!
Want to do some reading but have read all of your books at home?
No problem! Listening to a story is just as good as reading one.