This Friday we are encouraging families to have a screen-free day away from computers, tablets and phones.
We would like to tell our Year 3 children how proud we are of all their hard work and dedication towards online learning. A very BIG well done to all of you! We can’t wait to see you all back at school! We would also like to thank all the parents for their incredible support and guidance.
Below are some different screen-free ideas for you to have a go at.
Spend some time reading some of your current reading book. Can you write a book review of what you have read so far?
What is title of the book?
Who is the author?
What is the story about?
What do you like best about the book?
Who would you recommend it to?
English and Science:
Using the eatwell guide, plan a healthy meal/snack for yourself. It could be anything from a wrap, to a sandwich or a salad. It could even be a smoothie! While planning, make sure you try to add something from most of the food groups – fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, dairy and fats.
Once you have made it, could you please write down all the ingredients that you used and the method of making it. Try to remember all the features of an instruction text – title, list of items/ingredients, sub headings, chronological order, numbered steps, Imperative verbs and adverbs of time.
Alternatively, you can pretend to be a celebrity chef and say the recipe and your method out loudly to your family.
Maths: Have a go at some of these questions:
Topic: Fun ways of making your own skeleton – Get creative and make skeleton using Q tips, straws, pasta, vegetables and fruits etc.
Looking forward to seeing you all at school on Monday!
It’s the world book day today! We are looking forward to seeing you all dressed up in costumes and sharing your favourite book on our zoom call at 10:20 am.
Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call and can answer any questions you have. Answers will be posted later today, so you can check your work.
World Book day!
Reading for pleasure:
Why not find somewhere new or interesting to read your book? You can share your book with a family member inside your home or out in the garden! Remember to upload the pictures on Seesaw!
Augustus Gloop and Charlie Bucket two characters from our book, Charlie and the chocolate factory.
We have attached their picture below, along with some of the descriptive words and phrases (adjectives) that describe them. Pick one to write a character description. Use the adjectives provided. Make sure you:
write in full sentences
use capital letters and full stops
make sure your sentences make sense
You can make your character description more interesting by using ambitious adjectives and similes!
Charlie and the chocolate factory, chapter 8, pages 36-37
That evening, Mr Bucket’s newspaper announced the finding of not only the third Golden Ticket but the fourth as well.
“All right,” said Grandpa Joe, when the whole family was gathered in the old people’s room after supper, “let’s hear who found them.”
The third ticket was found by a Miss Violet Beauregarde. There was great excitement in the Beauregarde household when a reporter arrived to interview the young lady. The famous girl was standing on a chair in the living room waving the Golden Ticket madly. She was talking very fast and very loudly to everyone, but it was not easy to hear all that she said because she was chewing so ferociously upon a piece of gum at the same time.
“I’m a gum chewer, normally,” she shouted, “but when I heard about the Golden Tickets, I gave up gum and started on chocolate bars in the hope of striking lucky. Now, of course, I’m back on gum. I just adore gum. I can’t do without it. I munch it all day long except for a few minutes at mealtimes when I take it out and stick it behind my ear for safekeeping. My mother says it’s not ladylike and it looks ugly to see a girl’s jaw going up and down like mine do all the time, but I don’t agree.”
1. How many more Golden tickets were found that evening?
2. Where did the whole family gather after their supper?
3. Who won the third ticket?
4. Why has the author used the adjective, ‘famous’ for Violet Beauregarde?
5. How has the author described her way of talking?
6. Why was it not easy to understand what she said?
7. Find and copy a word from the text that means ‘to love deeply’.
8. What would Violet do with the gum during her mealtimes?
Click on the following link for chapter 8 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Times table starter:
Today in maths, we are going to learn to measure perimeter. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.
Today, in history, we will focus on life in the Iron Age.
Around 800 BC people in Britain learned how to use iron. This discovery had a dramatic impact on everyday life. Iron tools made farming much easier than before and settlements grew in size.
Iron Age Britain was a violent place. People lived in clans that belonged to tribes led by warrior kings. Rival tribes fought with deadly iron weapons. Many people lived in hill forts to keep safe from attacks.
During the Iron Age, the Celtic people spread out across Europe and many settled in Britain. The ancient Britons followed a Celtic way of life. They produced fine metalwork and enjoyed feasting, music and poetry.
What was life like in an Iron Age hill fort?
By the end of the Iron Age many people lived in hill forts. The forts were surrounded by walls and ditches and warriors defended their people from enemy attacks.
Inside the hill forts, families lived in round houses. These were simple one-roomed homes with a pointed thatched roof and walls made from wattle and daub (a mixture of mud and twigs).
In the centre of a round house was a fire where meals were cooked in a cauldron. Around the walls were jars for storing food and beds made from straw covered with animal skins.
Iron Age farmers grew crops and vegetables. They kept geese, goats and pigs and had large herds of cows and flocks of sheep. Some people worked as potters, carpenters and metalworkers. Men and boys trained as warriors. They had to be prepared to fight at any time.
1) How many presents did Charlie have for his birthday? one
2) What were the grandparents using to help them sit up? pillows
3) Which word tells you that the grandparents were looking at Charlie in a nervous way? anxious
4) Why was the room silent? They were nervous/They were waiting for Charlie to open the present
5) What word tells us that Mrs Bucket was speaking in a calm and friendly way to Charlie? gently
6) How many tickets were left to be found? three
7) Why do you think that everyone thinks it is ridiculous to expect to find a golden ticket? Because there were very less chances for that bar to have a Golden Ticket/after all there only three Golden tickets left and they could be anywhere in the world!
Activity: Write interesting and descriptive sentences using this week’s tricky words – heard, heart, height, history
Writing: You all had a go at making your own pizza yesterday. Today you are going to plan your instructions to make it. You need to remind yourselves of all the features of an instruction text that we did last week. Here’s a reminder of all the features:
Click the link below for guidance with planning your instructions and use the grid provided underneath.
Charlie and the chocolate factory, chapter 7, pages 32-33
“Happy birthday!” cried the four old grandparents as Charlie came into the room early next morning. Charlie sat down on the edge of the bed. He was holding his present, his only present, very carefully in his two hands.
The four old people propped themselves up on their pillows and stared with anxious eyes at the chocolate bar in Charlie’s hands. The room become silent. Everybody was waiting now for Charlie to start opening his present.
Mrs Bucket said gently, “You mustn’t be too disappointed if you don’t find a golden ticket.”
“There are only three tickets left in the whole world,” said Grandma Georgina.
They all knew it was ridiculous to expect this one little bar on chocolate to have a magic ticket inside but they did know there was a small chance. And that was why the grandparents and parents in the room were actually just as tense and excited as Charlie, although they were pretending to be calm.
1) How many presents did Charlie have for his birthday?
2) What were the grandparents using to help them sit up?
3) Which word tells you that the grandparents were looking at Charlie in a nervous way?
4) Why was the room silent?
5) What word tells us that Mrs Bucket was speaking in a calm and friendly way to Charlie?
6) How many tickets were left to be found?
7) Why do you think that everyone thinks it is ridiculous to expect to find a golden ticket?
Click on the following link for chapter 7 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Times table starter:
Today in maths, we are going to learn to subtract lengths. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.