Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page!
Welcome to Year 3
Our class teacher is Mrs O'Brien and our class TA is Miss McQuirk.
Y3 Aut 2022
Below are a selection of activities to do at home to support learning in school.
The reading books in our school stages can be found on the Oxford Owls website (https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/). You have to register but it only takes 2 minutes and is free! You click on the stage that your child is reading and then the books are all available as e-books and there are quiz questions at the back of them to answer.
White Rose Activities
The White Rose website (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/) has online maths lessons and follow-up activities.
Explorify Daily Science Activities
The Explorify website (and Facebook page) (https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ have some really interesting activities for the children to consider. Registering to access all Explorify science resources is free!
This website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons) is a wonderful resource for Year 3!
Idea number one is to practise spelling common exception words at home (list attached on PDF above). You could do this using rainbow writing (writing in different colours), by cutting letters out of newspapers or magazines or by making mnemonics! You could even test people at home!
You could write a daily diary entry. You never know, this may be found in years to come and tell school children at the time all about the pandemic! You could even draw some pictures.
Multiplication and Division
In Year 3, we learn our 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. You could practise writing these out at home or could ask a family member to test you on these. You could even make up some rhymes to help you to remember them (like our rhyme for 8x8=64). Go on Times Tables Rockstars to practise - you have your own username and password.
- Find fractions of objects (e.g. split your pizza into thirds, cut your sandwich into eighths etc.).
- Find fractions of quantities using sweets/raisins/chocolates. For example, if you are finding 1/5 of 20, divide a piece of paper into 5 sections or have 5 plates and split 20 sweets/raisins/chocolates equally between these. Count how many are in one section for 1/5. If the question says to find 3/5, you will need to count how many are in 3 sections.
- Compare fractions and find equivalent fractions using the maths learning center app (https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/fractions/)
You could look for a range of 3D shapes around your house or garden. Name the shapes and identify how many vertices, edges and faces each has.
Make a survey to find out some key information about your family. For example, ask them what their favourite ice cream flavours are. Could you ask other members of your family over the phone with the help of your parents? Make a table to show your results (maybe with a tally) and then try to draw a bar chart to show your results.
You could read some biographies on https://www.ducksters.com/biography/.
You could then research some facts about your favourite celebrity, scientist, historical person etc., making a spider diagram as you do. You could then write a biography for this person and send it to Mrs Owen by email (email@example.com). Alternatively, you could write a biogrpahy about a family member! :-)
One of our history topcis this year is the Romans. You could Google some Roman mosaics and then make your own on squared paper or using the
One of our science topics is learning about light and the formation of shadows. Discuss the formation of shadows with your parents, using the key word 'opaque'.
Look at the daily picture on Pobble 365 (http://www.pobble365.com/) or on Once Upon a Picture (https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/). Write some sentences about the picture, challenging yourself to include -
- a preposition
- a subordinating conjunction
- an adverb
- an adjective
If you type into Google 'preposition spinner', 'adverb spinner' etc., you can spin the spinner to generate the word to include in your sentence.
Another science topic is the skeleton. Can you find some sticks in your garden and make a basic model of the skeleton? Maybe you could add some labels of the key bones in our bodies? For example, where is my skull, where are my ribs and where is my spine?
Practise your cursive handwriting. :-)
Can you draw a timetline putting the following in the correct chronological order - the Romans, the Bronze Age, the Stone Age, the Iron Age, 2020.
Watch some of the video clips on the website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007np9g/clips. Write down some facts that you find out about the Romans. You may wish to extend this to completing a Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between the Roman times and modern times.
You may wish to write an acrostic poem about the Romans.
In our reflection area, we have our own Year 3 prayer book. The children are able to write a prayer that can be read out to the rest of the class. At this time, you could write a prayer to pray for those affected by Covid-19. You could try a TSP prayer - say thank you for something, sorry for something and then please (ask God for something).