Welcome to Celebration Week in Year 3!
It’s time to celebrate! There are lots of celebration activities in this week’s learning pack. Kahoots this week also let you think back to some of the topics we have done in class this year – how well can you do?
In school, Mr Booth is preparing his classroom and he would love to use pictures of the work you have done at home to help him create a display. Send in your favourite piece of home-learning you’ve done to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will print them out for him! Also, letters that you send to him could also be put in your new class! How exciting!
There are a couple of celebration activities this week!
FAVOURITE CELEBRATION: Think about your favourite celebration at home: it could be your birthday or a religious celebration! Make a poster about what makes it your favourite celebration. Is it spending time with family? Food? Gifts? Make your poster bright and colourful and make sure it’s clear which celebration you are sharing!
CELEBRATING YEAR 3: Think about to your time in Year 3! What have you enjoyed? What have been your favourite topics? Rocks and Fossils? The Stone Age? Skeletons? Perhaps you enjoyed learning about Andy Warhol and Matisse at home? Or learning about Ancient Egypt! Have you a favourite piece of writing? Perhaps it was creating your own rock or machine, or the adventure on Volcano Island or describing your own ‘dump’! Create a poster and send it to me in school!
This is our last week in school. It was so fantastic to see so many of you when delivering reports. If you want to see Mrs Winder and I again, we are out on the playground between 9:45am and 10:00am – hopefully the weather is better this week!
The Year 3 Team
Weekly Reading Tasks
|Ask your child to read their old birthday cards and/or celebrations cards. Which messages are meaningful? Why? Have celebration cards changed much?|
|Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. How does your child feel about this?|
|Watch this clip about a German boy celebrating his birthday. Which part of the day did the boy appear to enjoy most? How do you know that?|
|Ask your child to listen to the poem ‘My Friend Elsie’. Can they identify all of the rhyming words and then add their own?|
|Encourage your child to read for enjoyment. See here or here for a new book. Can your child design an alternative book cover for their chosen book?|
Weekly Maths Tasks
|On paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Money. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc.|
|Write the cost of different items (in pounds and pence) around your home on separate pieces of paper. Ask your child to match the values to each item to see if your child has an understanding of how much things cost. Discuss with your child why they put the values where they have. After, get them to choose 2 items and add them together.|
|Encourage your child to use their knowledge about money to solve the problems in this game. If they find a level too easy, move on to the next level.|
|Make a pretend menu or use the one here. Give your child scenarios linked to the menu such as, ‘You have £3.00 to spend, what different combination of items could you buy? Would you have change?’.Or, ‘If you had £5 to spend and bought a drink and a sandwich how much change would you have?’.|
|Tell your child that they have £100 to organise a children’s 8th birthday party for 10 people. Give them things they must buy such as a cake, entertainer, etc. Can they organise the birthday party? Use this website to help you support your child.
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Weekly Spelling Tasks
|Ask your child to use these Y3/4 words to write a paragraph about an event that they celebrate: believe, calendar, experience, important, occasion.|
|‘Celebration’ contains the ‘tion’ suffix. Your child can practice this spelling rule by playing this game.|
|Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.|
|What words does your child associate with Halloween? Ask your child to list as many as possible and use some of these in tomorrow’s writing task.|
|Proofread writing tasks from this week. Your child can use a dictionary to check any spellings that they’re unsure of using the first2/3 letters of the word.|
Weekly Writing Tasks
|Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on Catch a Lot or write an alternative version to the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.|
|Write an information report about a religious festival. This could be Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Hanukkah or any other religious celebration. Encourage your child to include: date of the celebration, traditions during the day, typical food, dress/costumes and any other interesting facts.|
|Design a card celebrating a religious festival, remember to include a poem/verse for inside. Maybe this could be posted during the next celebration?|
|Write a scary story that would be great to read aloud on Halloween. Use the images on Spooky for some inspiration. Encourage your child to include short sentences to create suspense, detailed descriptions of the surroundings and ellipses (...).|
|Can your child design an invitation for the ‘Party Game Fun’ task below? What key details need to be included? This could be done on a PC too.
Kahoots this week are a celebration of what we’ve done in Year 3! Have fun playing them. If you need some reminders of anything, check out BBC Bitesize!
Rocks and Soils: 03210262
The Stone Age: 02059951
Skeletons and Muscles: 06244384
Additional Learning Resources
BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.
Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.
Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.
White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).
IXL online. Click here for Year 3. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.
Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons.
Y3 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.
Learning Project - to be completed through the week
This project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus and different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.
- Country Celebrations - How are birthdays celebrated around the world? Look at this website to find out information on the celebrations. Maybe there's a particular country your child would like to find out about. Create fact files to show the similarities and differences between the celebrations.
- Build a Brilliant Board Game- Task your child to create a board game that focuses on celebrations. Is it going to be a game like Monopoly or Snakes and Ladders? Are they going to need dice? Cards? Characters? Once your child has created the game, can they write a ‘How to Play’ guide too? Test out the game during a family game’s night. What did everybody learn about different celebrations?
- Party Game Fun- Why not ask your child to plan their ideal birthday party or celebration event? Who is going to be invited to the event? What food would they like to eat? How will the room be decorated? What entertainment will there be? Play some party games as a family e.g. Musical Statues, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, etc.
- Cherished Memories- Look through old photos of previous celebrations the family have taken part in. What can your child remember about the event? Discuss why the family celebrates in this way. Do you have any family traditions? Ask your child to draw a detailed sketch of their favourite photograph from the day, if there aren’t any photographs they could do this from memory. Following this, ask your child to write a recount about the day. This could be done in the style of a diary entry or a newspaper report. Share your memories at #TheLearningProjects.
- Patron Saints and Saint Days- There are four patron saints in the UK: St. George for England, St. Andrew for Scotland, St. Patrick for Northern Ireland, and St. David for Wales. Can your child find out about each saint and why they are still celebrated in the UK? Look here for some help. Perhaps they could create a timeline of each saint’s life? Or write short information reports on each saint?