riday 3rd April

Hello Year 3! Today is Friday and marks the end of our week on fairy tales. Today's fairy tale is 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and as with the other tales there is a version to be found on Twinkl in the form of an e book and a powerpoint. Your task for today is to tell the story in your own way. You may choose to paint a picture and write some sentences, to create a cartoon strip, a story board, a poem, a letter or a diary entry or another way of your choice. I have been so impressed with your work so far and I am looking forward to seeing how creative you can be. After the Easter holidays, when I resume setting work on Monday 20th April we will see all of the characters we have met this week in our book 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Brown and we will use this story to begin to write playscripts.

The maths work today will continue to look at measuring length and there are three challenges below.

Challenge A

Thank you all for all of your hard work these past two weeks and an enormous thank you to your parents too. Tomorrow I will post an optional Easter booklet of activities for you to try over the holidays if you wish.

Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning Year 3!

Here are some examples from your diary entries. Can you work out which characters they were written by?

'...Anyway, his house was quite nice, but wait until I tell them my secret profession as a mascot of a certain football club. The chairman will be delighted with my new egg laying skill!'

'....We live in a cottage and we are very poor. I'm so sad that I can't give my boy all the things which he deserves.'

'.....The next thing I know, Jack was tying a rope around my neck and taking me out to the path to the market. I hate the market because it is crowded and noisy.'

'....My wish came true, last night a boy climbed up a magic beanstalk and broke into the castle.'

In English today we are going to look at the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. There is an example of the story on Twinkl if you search for 'Little Red Riding Hood Powerpoint' but I am sure that you are all familiar with the story. For today, I would like you to write a setting description. We have done several of these in class - making sure that we include our senses and how it makes us feel. The setting that I would like you to describe is the forest that Little Red Riding Hood walks through on her way to her grandmother's house. Try and see if you can start some of your sentences in different ways. For example - out of nowhere, in the distance, the sound of ..... filled the air.

In Maths we are going to begin measuring length in cm and mm. There is a fun game on Twinkl to get you started which is called the KS1 Measuring Objects Game. Can you come up with some other examples yourself?

Next, we will look at measuring objects around the house. Today's task is to create a table with three columns. The first column should be labelled 'object', the second 'estimated length' and the third 'actual length.' How many objects around your home can you estimate and measure? Remember to measure to the nearest mm using decimals e.g.   7.3cm which would be 7cm and 3mm. Also, remember to record your estimate (the length that you think it will be) before you measure the length of the object.

Happy measuring!

Wednesday 1st April

Good Morning Year 3!

Thank you for your diary entries. I am still reading them and trying to work out which characters you have written as. Tomorrow, I will post some examples so that you can see if you can work them out for yourselves - some of them are quite tricky!

For English today we are going to revisit a and an as I have noticed that some of you are making a few mistakes with these. If you go on to Twinkl and search for 'Year 3 Grammar: Using A or An Learning from Home Activity Booklet' there will be several activities for you to complete. We looked at using A and An at the beginning of the school year so hopefully you won't find it too tricky. Just remember that it is the vowel sound that you are thinking about not just the letter.

In Maths we are coming to the end of our topic on fractions so today we are going to be looking at using fractions to solve problems. If you go to Twinkl and search 'Year 3 Fraction Problems Worksheet' there sould be some examples of fraction problems for you to solve. If you would like a challenge you can write some problems of your own for your family to solve. When we come to the end of a topic in class we usually complete a short assessment. If you would like to do this at home you will find one on Twinkl 'Year 3 Maths Assessment: Fractions Term 2.'

Good Luck everyone!

Tuesday 31st March

Hello Year 3. I hope that you are all wide awake and ready to learn!

I was very pleased to see some of your work on Hansel and Gretel today. There were some very creative examples so well done all.

Today's fairy tale is going to be Jack and the Beanstalk. I know that you are all familiar with the story but just to refresh your memories, there is a powerpoint and an e book on Twinkl which should appear if you search for Jack and the Beanstalk. Once you have reminded yourselves of the story, today's task is to write a diary entry from one of the characters. Remember our feature list from the classroom and try to include how the character is feeling and also something secret. You may choose whose diary you wish to write but you must use the following success criteria:

MUST: Make sure that all of your capital letters and full stops are correct.

SHOULD: Include 3 paragraphs.

If you are able to send me some of your diary entries I will try and publish some of the feelings and secrets tomorrow and you can see if you can work out who the character is.

In Maths we are going to look at comparing fractions. There are two tasks available today. The first is slightly more straightforward and can be found on Twinkl if you search for year 3 fractions. The first page to hopefully appear is called Fractions and Ordering. The second challenge is a little trickier and you should find the link below. Remember, the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.

Monday 30th March

Good Morning Year 3.

How many of you are going to be starting your day with PE with Joe Wicks? I am going to give it a try this week so if you are going to be doing it too please let me know how you get on.

In English this week we are going to be looking at Fairy Tales. We are going to start the week with Hansel and Gretel. There are many different versions of the story but we are going to begin by looking at a powerpoint of the story on Twinkl. If you search for Hansel and Gretel it should be one of the first items to come up. Once you have read the story, please complete a storyboard of the tale - just like we do in class. You can either fold a sheet of A4 paper into eight sections or you can use a double page spread in the workbook you took home. Either way, remember to include the main points of the story and at least two sentences to go with each picture. Twinkl also has a reading comprehension on Hansel and Gretel with three levels of challenge that I would like you to complete before the end of the week. Please search for 'Hansel and Gretal Reading Comprehension' and it should give you a KS1 option and another option. Please complete the one that is not for KS1.

In Maths we are going to continue looking at adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Please find the sheet attached below.