Monday’s learning – 1/2/2021

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/

  • extreme
  • famous
  • favourite

Spelling:

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.

Reading:

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.

  1. What was the thick black beam a part of?
  2. What was hidden in one of the holes?
  3. Find and copy a word from the 2nd paragraph that means ‘wood’
  4. Who had Barney not thought about over Christmas?
  5. Why did Barney think that Stig must be cold?
  6. Find and copy a simile from the above text.
  7. What suggests that Stig might still be there? Find the evidence from the text.

Maths:

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.

German:

 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

Home learning pack w/c 1st February

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.

We have also created a home learning pack for children who may find the Year 3 work too challenging. Please find here:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

The RSPB Big Bird Watch 2021

I have magpied this idea from Year 5 and I think it is a great idea for something to do this weekend!

We often think that birds are just something pretty to look at. However, they do a lot for the environment.

The RSPB is a charity that was founded in 1889 to ensure birds were protected in England, Scotland and Wales. It stands for Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Using the sheet with the pictures of birds below, spend some time outdoors or you can look out of the window (it can be 5 minutes every now and then throughout the day). If you spot any of the birds below, record your sighting. You can use a tally chart if you like.

Tally Chart for Spotting BirdsDownload

Once you’ve completed your observations, you can draw a bird. Use the document below to help you.

How to Draw a BirdDownload

Miss Jennings

Friday’s learning – 29/1/2021

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 grammar, 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/

  • exercise
  • experience
  • experiment

Spelling:

Practise your weekly spelling words: misbehave, mislead, misspell, mistake, misplace, misread, mistrust, misuse, misunderstanding, mislaid

Grammar:

We will learn about adverbs of time today. Last week, we focused on adverb of manner which tells us how the action is taking place. Some examples are quickly, nervously, excitedly etc.

An adverb of time tells us when something is happening

For example: He ate his breakfast in the morning.

The phrasein the morningis an adverb of time as it tells us when he ate (the verb) his breakfast.

Adverbs of time are also sometimes known as time adverbials or adverbials of time. They all mean the same thing!

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

Extension: Can you make at least 4 sentences of your own using one of the adverbs of time from the box above.

Activity 3:

Reading comprehension: Read the following information and then answer the questions underneath on paper.

Maths:

Times table starter:

In maths today, we will be learning about conversion between pounds and pence. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: Joe Biden has taken over from Donald Trump as 46th President of United States of America

Question: What makes a good leader?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some other activities you could have a go at:

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Reading, maths and science answers – 28/1/2021

Reading:

1.  What did Barney and Stig make?   a fireplace

2.  What was the benefit of making a fireplace in the pit where Stig lived?  the smoke won’t go in the eyes

3.  Find and copy a simile from the text above.   he was as pleased with his fireplace as if it had been a new toy

4.  What was Barney so proud of?  his invention – the fireplace

5.  What was the second thing that Stig’s house really needed?  a window

6.  What had Stig done with the jars?  Stig had stacked the jars on top of each other.

7.  If you were in Barney’s place, what would you have made for Stig? Explain your answer. You have to write your own thing and tell me!

Maths:

Science:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Thursday’s learning – 28/1/2021

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 reading, maths and science 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/

  • exercise
  • experience
  • experiment

Spelling:

Practise your weekly spelling words: misbehave, mislead, misspell, mistake, misplace, misread, mistrust, misuse, misunderstanding, mislaid

Creative writing:

Small folk

Sick sentences:

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb? Could you add an adjective?

  • There was a door.
  • It led into a house.
  • The house was underground.
  • It was cosy inside.

Story starter:

They had lived there for as long as he could remember. Generations and generations passed, but very little changed. They kept themselves to themselves, hidden away from the world. Solitary, peaceful, different: they enjoyed staying out of the limelight. They enjoyed letting others be the centre of attention.

They were strange folk in a way, small and strange. However, they were also very, very interesting. These small folk were entirely unique, as you are about to find out…

Can you write a story about them?

Continue the story or write your own based on the picture…

Reading:

Stig of the Dump, Pages 48 & 49

Barney lit the fire. The smoke went roaring up the pipe. Stig and Barney rushed outside and there it was coming out of what looked like a proper chimney-pot sticking through the roof. Stig watched, fascinated.

“There you are, Stig,” said Barney. “Now you’ve got a proper fireplace people can come and visit you without getting their eyes full of smoke.” Stig didn’t care about having the place full of smoke, but he was as pleased with his fireplace as if it had been a new toy. Barney was so proud of his invention that he looked round for something else to invent.

What had he thought Stig’s house needed most after the chimney? A window! Well, windows were made of glass, and so were jam-jars.

Stig had stacked the jars on top of each other, lying on their sides. They made a sort of wall of glass like that. But they rolled about and of course there were gaps between the jars.

1.  What did Barney and Stig make?

2.  What was the benefit of making a fireplace in the pit where Stig lived?

3.  Find and copy a simile from the text above.

4.  What was Barney so proud of?

5.  What was the second thing that Stig’s house really needed?

6.  What had Stig done with the jars?

7.  If you were in Barney’s place, what would you have made for Stig? Explain your answer.

Maths:

Times table starter:

In maths, we will continue to learn about money. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

Science:

Before we start today’s learning, please complete your grid for observation 2. You will take a look at all the 5 pots in which you planted seeds and write what you observe! Have the seeds germinated? Does the plant look healthy? Is it green, yellow?

Today, we will be learning about pollination in detail.

Pollen is carried by insects or blown by the wind from one flower to another. This process is called pollination.

Click on the following link to learn more about pollination.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zfn6t39

Activity 1:

The brightly coloured petals and the fragrant scent attracts the bees towards the plant.

The insects and bees arrive on the flower to collect nectar which is the sweet liquid and makes perfect insect food.

As the insect/bee is gathering the nectar, it rubs against the anthers (male part of the flower) which rub pollen onto the bee.

The bee then goes and sits on another flower.

As the bee drinks the nectar from the new flower, the pollen stuck to the bee rubs off onto the female part of the second flower (the stigma).

Part of this pollen travels down the style and then into the ovary. The plant has now been fertilised.

Activity 2: Using the information given above, complete the different steps of pollination.

Extension activity:

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Reading and maths answers – 27/1/2021

Reading:

1.  What was Stig fascinated with?  Stig was fascinated with the tin-opener.

2.  Explain in detail how Barney used the tin-opener to open the tins.  He fitted it on to the bottom of the empty tin and twisted the handle. The opener crept round the edge, the blade ploughed into the metal and the metal disc came loose.

3.  Why do you think Stig was fascinated with the tin-opener?  He had never seen one.

4.  How did Barney use the flattened tin?  Barney used it as a shovel.

5.  Was it a good idea to use the flattened tin instead of hands for the job. Explain your answer. Yes as it made the job of picking up the rubble much easier and quicker.

6.  What was Stig busy doing?  He was busy using the tin-opener.

Maths:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Wednesday’s learning – 27/1/2021

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 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/

  • exercise
  • experience
  • experiment

Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: misbehave, mislead, misspell, mistake, misplace, misread, mistrust, misuse, misunderstanding, mislaid

Activity:

Write interesting and descriptive sentences using your weekly spelling words.

Reading:

Stig of the Dump,  Pages 43 & 44

Stig was very fascinated to see Barney use the tin opener, how he fitted it on to the bottom of one of the empty tins and twisted the handle. The opener crept round the edge of the tin, the blade ploughed into the metal at the bottom, and soon the shiny round disc of metal came loose.

He took the tin-opener from Barney and turned the handle, but he couldn’t make it out. Barney showed him again how to work it. And there was another round plate and another tin tube. Then Stig had a go, and they started on a third.

One of the tins had been rather flattened, but it gave Barney an idea for how it might be used. He took it and towed the truck into the den and along to the place where Stig had been digging at the chalk. Barney started to shovel the loose rubble into the truck with the flattened tin. It was certainly better than using his hands.

“Look, Stig!” he said as he went past where Stig was sitting. “Look at all the chalk I’ve loaded.” But Stig seemed too busy to notice.

1.  What was Stig fascinated with?

2.  Explain in detail how Barney used the tin-opener to open the tins.

3.  Why do you think Stig was fascinated with the tin-opener?

4.  How did Barney use the flattened tin?

5.  Was it a good idea to use the flattened tin instead of hands for the job. Explain your answer.

6.  What was Stig busy doing?

Maths:

Times table starter:

Today in maths, we are going to learn about money (count pounds). Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

Art:

Today you are going to create a collage using overlapping and layering technique. You will need:

  • Black paper (If you don’t have it, paint a paper with black paint, let it dry and once dried, it is ready to be used!)
  • The background for your collage – the one you painted last week!
  • Glue/glue stick
  • A pair of scissors

You are going to cut tiny strips of black paper. It is your choice how you cut it. You can cut it into: small squares, small rectangles, a mix of both or longer thin rectangular strips.

Once the black strips are cut and ready, you are going to start gluing them one by one, giving it the shape of Stonehenge. If the black strips over lap, go on top of each other, it is absolutely fine! Just make sure that they are glued properly. Your finished collage should look somewhat like this:

We hope you have fun doing it!

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Spellings, reading and maths answers – 26/1/2021

Spellings:

Reading:

1.  Why was Barney tired?  He was tired because of his load/because he was carrying something heavy

2.  Copy and write a word that means ‘sort of’ or ‘somewhat’?  quite

3.  How do you think Barney was planning to give all the jam-jars to Stig? How do you know? (2 marks)  He was planning to tie a string around the cardboard box with jam-jars and give it to Stig. It says so in the text.

4.   How many jam-jars were there in the cardboard box?  eight

5.   Do you think it is a good idea to lower the jam-jars in the box at the same time? Explain your answer. (2 marks)  No, I don’t think it is a good idea because the box was very heavy and it could have hurt Barney or Stig.

6.   How do you know that it wasn’t comfortable for Barney to lower jam-jars the way he did it?  I know that it was not comfortable as the part of the string Barney was holding tried to run through his fingers and burned his hands.

7.   In the last paragraph, list 2 adjectives used to describe the hat.  large, broad-brimmed

Maths:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps