Essential - Complete these everyday
- Complete daily maths challenges, located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.
- Play on Hit the Button - Focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
- Practice writing out your times tables on a piece of paper – rehearse them afterwards.
- Working on Times Table Rockstars. If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login – this log on is located inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
- Log onto Education City and complete tasks set by your teacher – you will also find this log on inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
- Read your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.
- Following this, summarise the events from the book. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
- Whilst you are doing this, note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter that you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary or ask an adult to help you with any tricky words.
- Read something around the house that isn’t a book- you can then complete your reading diary following this.
- Write a book review about the book/books you have read.
- Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.
- Practise the Year 3 Common Exception Words – See list on the remote learning section of the website.
- Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write them into a sentence including capital letters and full stops.
- Create a vocabulary bank about ‘Urban Pioneers’.
- Make your own vocabulary quiz using 5 topic words and challenge someone else in your house. Remember: for each word you will need to include one correct answer and at least one incorrect answer for somebody to choose from.
- Proofread your writing from the day. You can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. This will also help you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
- Familiarise yourself with the features of persuasive writing. Then, read Mrs Williams e-mail (found in the ‘English’ resources section) and identify the features within it.
- Write a persuasive paragraph to convince other children that our school is simply the best school ever!
- Use features of persuasion to design a poster persuading someone to visit Boston. Where do you think people would most like to visit in Boston?
- Think back to Mrs Williams’ email. Can you write a reply email in your book to persuade Mrs Williams to visit Boston?
Let’s travel back to prehistoric times!
In our new topic you’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
Art, Design and Technology:
- With an adult, explore cutting, scraping, sharpening, grinding and mark making with different types of stone, and describe what is difficult or easy about using stone for these tasks.
- Design and make an ancient hunting tool that meets the needs of a Stone Age hunter-gatherer, explaining your ideas.
- Create your own cave art style print or painting (on paper or another material agreed with your parents/carers).
As often as possible, join in with Joe Wicks' 30 minute daily exercise videos on Youtube at 9am.
Find out as much as you can about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. You could create a timeline using dates and pictures, make your own detailed fact file, create a PowerPoint with individual slides giving details about each time period etc… Can you find out why the periods are described in these terms?
- Bronze Age farmers would have grown (such as wheat, barley and oats) in pots or raised beds. Find out more about the life cycle of a plant and choose a creative way to present your findings.
- Build a small model of a Bronze Age monument in a tray filled with earth. Search outdoors for stones and pieces of wood of suitable shape and size then follow a given building plan or create their own. In a darkened room, explore the shadows created by their monuments when torches are shone from different heights and distances. Take photographs of the shadows and discuss patterns observed.
Look at a range of maps and aerial images to find and observe Iron Age hill forts. Make diagrams and plans of an Iron Age hill fort and describe its features. Maiden’s Castle in Dorset is a good example.
Read through the Stations of the Cross cards (found in the resources section) which tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Design your own symbols for each of the Stations of the Cross. Can you think about how the different people (e.g. Pontius Pilate, Jesus, Mary…) might have felt at different points in the story?