Week Seven (18.05.20)
Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete the set word lists. The words for this week are set out below. If you do not have access to Spelling Shed complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity.
These words all have a short /u/ sound which is spelt with the letters ‘ou’.
Choose a book. Read the book. Share the story. Have a look at some questions you can ask for any book that you read.
Click the link below to change the reading prompts into your home language.
Writing weekly focus – Non-fiction text based on ‘Woodlands’.
Our key text this half term is The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy. The main character is Jub who lives in her cosy hole in a forest. Your task this week is to research woodland habitats and produce a mini non-fiction book or poster to show your information. You could make sub-headings about woodland animals, different types of trees, stories that have forests in them, different types of forests around the world and/or life-cycles and food chains.
Use the links below to watch documentaries, and visit websites, about forests and woodlands and make notes as you watch. Anything you want to find more about can then be researched online or in books you have at home.
Woodland Trust Habitats - https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/habitats/
BBC Planet Earth – Seasonal Forests - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074t4x
BBC Andy’s Sound adventures – British Woodland - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/andys-sound-adventures-british-woodland-adventure
BBC Maia’s woodland walk - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b095thjk/our-family-series-4-20-maias-woodland-walk
BBC Hugh’s Wild West - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09s2s46
You can use this Youtube link to Red Ted Art to make a mini book from one piece of A4 paper. You can then do your own illustrations and add your own text to make your own book about ‘Woodlands’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8xJ2UzaQYU
It maybe that you discover that Little Owls live in UK woodlands because they can nest in holes in tree trunks, find lots of small mammals to eat and be protected from ground dwelling predators by living high in the trees. You could then go on to discover that the Little Owl is the smallest owl in the UK with adults growing up to be just 20cm tall. You could then look at the Life Cycle of a Little Owl, food chains and the numbers and health of this species in the UK. Don’t forget to add a Heading to your front cover and some pages, sub-headings to signpost different types of information, captions to all of your pictures, labels to your diagrams and use a variety of short and long sentences to engage your reader. You could also include non-fiction features like a Contents page, Glossary and Index to help your reader explore your book.
You might want to use this checklist of features found in Non-fiction texts such as Non-chronological reports.
Don’t forget to upload your work to the Anson blog - We love to see how hard you are working!
Mathematics - Weekly Focus (Unit and non-unit fractions)
White Rose Maths Go to www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Just follow these five easy steps…
Please access Summer Term Week 5 (w/c 18.05.20) Unit and non-unit fractions.
There are videos and activities to do.
There are four lessons each week
There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.
Home learning activity
Cut or divide fruit into equal pieces. Then record the fraction that you want for yourself and the fraction you could give to someone in your family. You can use bananas, satsumas, apples, grapes and many other fruits or even pieces of paper!
For example: Cut a banana into three equal pieces.
One of the pieces will be one third which is recorded like this. This is a unit fraction.
The other two pieces are recorded as two thirds. This is a non-unit fraction.
Fractions are made up of two numbers:
- the one on the top is called the numerator and it shows how many pieces you have
- the one on the bottom is called the denominator and it shows how many equal pieces the whole has been divided into.
These are all unit fractions because they have a single unit as the numerator. If the numerator is larger than one then the fraction is called a non-unit fraction.
You can also log in to Topmarks to play some fractions games.
You can also login to Espresso using the student login details. There are lots of videos, quizzes and activities.
Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don't forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group.
Don't forget, you can do your multiplication tables every day without any technology. Write the down, play games, test yourself or make up a tables rap!
Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. Regardless of your available space you can join Fitness Coach Joe Wicks on Youtube for 30 mins of great exercise (search for 'P.E. with Joe').