Hello Year 3,
We hope that you’ve had a relaxing weekend. Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers for the spellings,reading and maths will be posted later today, so you can check your work.
English – Writing:
DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE!
Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/
This week, our spelling pattern is using the prefix – ‘re’ which means again or back.
Practise this week’s words using the look, cover, write, check technique. You can draw a grid like this out on a piece of paper:
Activity: Have a go at matching the correct ‘re’ word to its definition.
Stig of the Dump, Pages 54 – 56
Christmas was over at Grandmother’s house. Barney lay in the bed thinking if there was anything special to look forward to that day. He couldn’t think of anything.
He was looking at the thick black beam in the wall that grew out of the floor right up to the ceiling. It had been part of a ship before it was a part of the house, Grandfather said. It had deep holes cut out of it where other bits of timber had fitted into it. What was that hidden in one of the holes?
Barney sat up suddenly. It was the flint! Stig’s flint, left there since last time he had come to stay. And he hadn’t even thought about Stig all over Christmas. He reached up and took out the flint. It felt like a lump of ice.
I wonder what it’s like living in a cave these days, thought Barney. Poor Stig! He must be cold.
After breakfast Barney slipped out of the house and went off to the pit. The frozen leaves crunched like cornflakes under his feet. He climbed down into the pit on the far side and it hurt his fingers to hold on the icy tree roots. The nettles were all dead in the bottom of the pit and the old cans had lumps of solid ice in them.
There was no sign of life in the shelter, though he noticed the ashes of a small dead fire and a faint smell of wood-smoke still hung around.
- What was the thick black beam a part of?
- What was hidden in one of the holes?
- Find and copy a word from the 2nd paragraph that means ‘wood’
- Who had Barney not thought about over Christmas?
- Why did Barney think that Stig must be cold?
- Find and copy a simile from the above text.
- What suggests that Stig might still be there? Find the evidence from the text.
Times table starter:
Today in maths, we are going to learn how to add money. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.
Die Monate – months of the year in German.
1. Have a look at this song video of the months in German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR82zuSMugQ On the zoom on Monday I will also show you how to say the months.
2. Using the sheet, try saying the months in German (many are similar to English). The pronunciation is given to help you but don’t panic, we will go over this again when we are back in school.
3. Have a go at the months word search. I look forward to seeing photos of this on Seesaw.
Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!
Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps