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Chestnut Class (Year 3)

Welcome to Chestnut Class!

My name is Miss Pearce and I am teaching year 3 this year with the support of our lovely teaching assistant Mrs Williamson.

 

Chestnut class is a kind and caring place to be and I am thrilled to be the class teacher. The children know how important it is to treat others with respect, as well as the equipment we use. This allows us to enjoy each day of school to the best of our abilities. We will remember to try our best in everything we do by challenging ourselves with our learning and demonstrating good role model behaviour. It is going to be an exciting year with lots of fun, interesting topics and experiences planned. 

 

Important things to remember:

 

  • All homework (spellings, sentences and maths) will be set every Monday and should be completed by Friday.
  • Orange homework books are to be brought in every day.
  • Children are expected to read daily and record their readings at the back of the orange book.
  • PE kits must be named and in school every day.

 

Please keep checking our class page to see all the amazing things we will be doing this year.

 

Miss Pearce

To contact Miss Pearce about home learning please email: chestnut@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Home Learning - Monday 25th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 25.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Spelling

To find definitions for spelling words.

 

Address, answer, appear, arrive, breath, breathe, build, busy, calendar, complete.

 

Complete the first column of the spelling grid.

 

Then use the online dictionary to find the definitions.

  • Follow link below to the online dictionary.
  • Rewrite the definitions in your own words.

Reading

To make a prediction.

Look at the front cover and read the blurb, of the book we will be studying, ‘Ariki and the Islands of Wonders’.

 

Write a prediction about the story.

  • Please find the colour image of the front cover on the internet. What can you see? What does the blurb say? Use both to help you write your predictions.

Writing

 

To write persuasively.

Watch the White Rose Maths video for examples of today’s learning. Then, watch the video of Miss Pearce going through today’s maths worksheet. Persuade the reader to take their next holiday to the town/village where you live. Tell others why they should visit.

  • Plan your writing first.
  • Research your town – you could use the internet and/or ask your family.
  • Read the other helpful tips in the booklet.

Maths

To consolidate 2-, 4- and 8- times tables.

Complete the worksheet using the maths links below.

 

Watch the lesson video of Miss Pearce before you start the sheet. If you would like more questions and explanations, also watch the White Rose video. Then complete the sheet.

 

  • Remember you can write any notes that will help you.
  • Read each question carefully to identify the times table you need to use.
  • Use facts you do know – e.g. 4 x 2= is the same as 2 x 4 so you can count in twos to check your answer.

Basic maths facts

To practise your times tables.

Play the Maths Fishing Game to practise your times tables (link below table).

  • Select the year 3 objectives before playing the game (steps 6 - 10). This includes your 3s, 4s, 8s and doubles).

Topic work

To create a fact file about Thomas Edison.

Read the information about Thomas Edison from your pack. Find the key pieces of information and create a fact file with these.

  • Highlight or underline key pieces of information.
  • If you would like to find out more, look on the internet.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - Friday 22nd January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 22.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to comprehend a text and answer a range of questions relating to it.

Read the ‘Hindu Gods’ text in Day 10 pack. Skim and scan for information to answer each question. Choose an answer that is most suitable.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to help you understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing (All three worksheets located in Day 10 pack).

 

  1. How to practise your handwriting.
  2. How to use inverted commas to show direct speech.
  3. To finish the sentences to match the photo.
  1. Copy example words on the lines provided.
  2. Click on the link below to watch Miss Pearce’s lesson on inverted commas. Look at each sentence, place the speech marks in the correct place.
  3. Look at the photo, write what you can see and hear.
  1. Use neat, cursive handwriting.
  2. Remember, speech marks go around the part that is being said.
  3. Pretend you are at the place in the picture and think about your senses. Use adjectives to engage the reader.

Spelling

How to create your own sentences using this week’s spelling words.

 

See ‘Spelling Task’ in Day 10 pack. Choose 5 words from your spelling list to create your own interesting sentences.

  • Record the sentences in your orange book.
  • Use some adjectives to make your sentences more engaging.

Maths

How to revise a range of maths questions (fractions based).

Click on the link below to watch Miss Pearce teaching maths today.

Look at each section of the sheet in Day 10 pack, the instructions explain what you have to do.

  • Use the grouping (drawing circles) method to work out fractions of amounts.

Basic maths facts

That numbers relate through multiplication and division facts.

Complete the ‘Multiplication Triangles’ sheet to make each triangle true.

  • Use the multiplication square in your clear plastic wallet to help you work out the facts.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

That having a balanced diet with the correct portions of each food group keeps you healthy.

On the ‘Finding the Food Group’ worksheet, fill in each section of the Eatwell plate with the correct food group name, using the list to help you.

  • Research on the internet if you are finding it tricky.
  • You can draw and colour some little pictures of foods in their correct groups.

Writing

Miss Pearce teaching Inverted commas:

https://www.loom.com/share/43540cffaf0a4e92a152d299aff00d51

Punctuation: Introduction to speech marks (KS2):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-YFmLctwDY&t=1s  

Maths

Miss Pearce teaching maths:

https://www.loom.com/share/60235ee11bd24230b94003a6c22128bb

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Thursday 21st January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 21.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to comprehend a text and answer a range of questions relating to it.

Click on the video link below which will take you to Miss Pearce’s reading lesson for today. Read the ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ text in Day 9 pack. Skim and scan for information to answer each question. Choose an answer that is most suitable.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to help you understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing (All three worksheets located in Day 9 pack).

 

  1. How to practise your handwriting.
  2. How to identify adverbs
  3. To finish the sentences to match the photo.
  1. Copy example words on the lines provided.
  2. Choose a suitable adverb for each sentence. Then, circle the adverb in each sentence.
  3. Look at the photo, write what you can see and hear.
  1. Use neat, cursive handwriting.
  2. Use the word bank and examples to help you.
  3. Pretend you are at the place in the picture and think about your senses. Use adjectives to engage the reader.

Spelling

To complete the sentence by putting the correct missing word in the gap.

Look at ‘Spelling Task’ in Day 9 pack. Use the word bank to complete each sentence.

  • A typing error occurs on this page. Sentence 3 is supposed to attached to the end of sentence 1. Apologies.
  • The sentences and words are mixed up so think carefully about each one.

Maths

How to identify fractions by shading the correct number of parts (see sheet in Day 9 pack).

Click on the video link below which will take you to Miss Pearce’s maths lesson for today.  Colour and label the fractions correctly.  

  • Use the example to help you.
  • The numerator (top number) is the shaded part. The denominator (bottom number) is the total number of parts.

Basic maths facts

How to double a number three times (see ‘Table at the Double’ sheet in Day 9 pack).

Double the first number you see. Continue to double the number you make. Complete the table.

  • See example – Double 2 is 4. Double 4 is 8. Double 8 is 16.
  • To double, add the number together twice.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

To choose a fun activity that you will enjoy

Look at the separate booklet in the clear pack called ’20 Screen-Free Activities for Home Learning’. Pick one that you would like to do and take photos.

  • Remember to share your photos on the class blogs or send them to me via the class email.

Reading

Miss Pearce reading ‘The Gunpowder Plot’:

https://www.loom.com/share/f17a778e1eaf431e8cbb3395fa15a792

Maths

Miss Pearce’s maths lesson:

https://www.loom.com/share/fd98611b0ddc4bb49407a882e607334f

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Home Learning - Wednesday 20th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 20.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to comprehend a text and answer a range of questions relating to it.

Watch the video link below which will take you to Miss Pearce’s reading lesson for today.

Read the ‘The London Marathon’ text in Day 8 pack. Skim and scan for information to answer each question. Choose an answer that is most suitable.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to help you understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing (All three worksheets located in Day 8 pack).

 

  1. How to practise your handwriting.
  2. How to use different conjunctions
  3. To finish the sentences to match the photo.
  1. Copy example words on the lines provided.
  2. Choose a suitable conjunction to fill in the gaps of each sentence.
  3. Look at the photo, write what you can see and hear.
  1. Use neat, cursive handwriting.
  2. Try saying the sentences with each conjunction, what sounds right?
  3. Pretend you are at the place in the picture and think about your senses. Use adjectives to engage the reader.

Spelling

How to identify your spelling words in a word search.

Look at ‘Spelling Task’ word search sheet in Day 8 pack. Try to find the spelling words listed on the sheet in the box. They will be jumbled in between random letters.

 

  • Pick one word at a time to focus on, make sure you know how it is spelled.
  • Words could be arranged in any direction (horizontally, vertically, diagonally etc).

Maths

How to revise a range of maths questions (multiplication, division, fraction).

Watch the video link below which will take you to Miss Pearce’s maths lesson for today. Look at each section of the sheet in Day 8 pack, the instructions in bold explain what you have to do.

  • Read each question carefully and use scrap paper to do your workings out

Basic maths facts

How to practise your eight times table (word search in day 8 pack)

Answer the calculations and find answers in the word search.

 

  • Find each number in words within the word search.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

How to use your observational drawing skills to create a self-portrait.

Use the mirror sheet in Day 8 pack to sketch an image of you. Add colour to your picture.

  • Use a mirror or photograph of yourself to help you draw you.
  • Use a sharp pencil to sketch lightly.

Reading

Miss Pearce reading ‘The London Marathon’:

https://www.loom.com/share/dffaaa7219124db6b5ceb42af70c5aa1

Maths

Miss Pearce’s maths lesson:

https://www.loom.com/share/c21289dc40b248a69c486fb05b6a9b3e  

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Tuesday 19th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 19.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to comprehend a text and answer a range of questions relating to it.

Read the ‘Roald Dahl’ text in Day 7 pack. Skim and scan for information to answer each question. Choose an answer that is most suitable.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to help you understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing (All three worksheets located in Day 7 pack).

 

  1. How to practise your handwriting.
  2. To add fronted adverbials to the beginning of sentences.
  3. To finish the sentences to match the photo.
  1. Copy example words on the lines provided.
  2. Match the fronted adverbials to the sentences then create 3 of your own.
  3. Look at the photo, write what you can see and hear.
  1. Use neat, cursive handwriting.
  2. Fronted adverbials describe location.
  3. Pretend you are at the place in the picture and think about your senses. Use adjectives to engage the reader.

Spelling

How to rainbow write over each of your spelling words to remember how each word is spelled.

Use five coloured pencils to trace over each of your spelling words.

  • Think about our daily morning task.
  • Avoid colouring the box without tracing over each letter.

Maths

How to revise a range of maths questions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing).

Look at each section of the sheet in Day 7 pack, the instructions in bold explain what you have to do.

  • You are mainly working with 3-digit numbers so remember your hundreds, tens, and ones columns.

Basic maths facts

How to practise your three times table (word search in day 7 pack)

Answer the calculations and find answers in the word search.

  • Find each number in words within the word search.
  •  

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

How to cut and create your own skeleton

Use the ‘Skeleton Cut Out and Label’ sheet to cut out each of the bones and stick them down on a piece of paper. Then, use the key words box to write what each bone is next to it.

  • If you do not have glue, draw the skeleton on scrap paper/in orange book and label it.
  • Use a ruler to draw straight lines to each body part and write straight.

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Monday 18th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 18.01.21

Good morning Chestnut Class!

CBBC have got a special timetable to help with home learning, please find the link below to see the schedule.

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to comprehend a text and answer a range of questions relating to it.

Read the ‘Carnival’ text in Day 6 pack. Skim and scan for information to answer each question. Choose an answer that is most suitable.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to help you understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing (All three worksheets located in Day 6 pack).

 

  1. How to practise your handwriting.
  2. How to correct sentences.
  3. To create a piece of writing to match the photo and title.
  1. Copy example words on the lines provided.
  2. Look at each sentence, what is wrong with them?
  3. See ‘Where is this train going?’ sheet. Think about where you want your train to go and write a lengthy paragraph about this.
  1. Use neat, cursive handwriting.
  2. Write corrected sentence underneath. Remember capital letters, full stops, and question marks.
  3. Be descriptive. Will your train go to a happy place, an exciting place or even a scary place?

Spelling

To spell high frequency words: again, another, because, clothes, different, everyone, friends, know, laughed, magic, mouse, other, really, through, which

See Day Six Spelling Activity sheet – Copy the words into your orange book and practise them.

  • Say it
  • Cover it
  • Write it
  • Check it

Maths

How to revise a range of number and place value maths questions.

Look at each section of the sheet in Day 6 pack, the instructions in bold explain what you have to do.

  • You are mainly working with 3-digit numbers so remember your hundreds, tens, and ones columns.

Basic maths facts

How to practise your four times table (word search in day 6 pack)

Answer the calculations and find answers in the word search.

  • Find each number in words within the word search.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

How to represent the stages of the life cycle of flowering plants.

Use information to create something that represents each stage in the life cycle of a flowering plant.

  • Include each stage.
  • Be inventive. Ideas can be found on the sheet.

 

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Optional programmes on TV

BBC Bitesize on CBBC schedule: 

CBBC - Schedules, 18 - 24 January 2021

 

Home Learning - Friday 15th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 15.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information

 

Read ‘All about…Honeybees’ text and answer the questions on the next page.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing

 

How to use your writing tasks from this week to write a lengthy story about the circus.

Use your plans and descriptive paragraphs from the week to write your circus story. See ‘The Circus’ headed lined paper in Day 5 pack to write on.

  • Draft your story on scrap paper/in orange books to make it your best piece of work!
  • Use your best handwriting.

Spelling

How to create your own sentences using this week’s spelling words.

See ‘Day Five Spelling Task’ in Day 5 pack. Choose 5 words from your spelling list to create your own interesting sentences.

  • Record the sentences in your orange book
  • Use some adjectives to make your sentences more engaging

Maths

How to multiply numbers up to 12.

Use the ‘Multiplication Wheels’ sheet in Day 5 pack. Multiply (x/times) each number on the wheel by the number in the middle of the wheel.

  • Check your answer by using arrays/grouping circles.

Basic maths facts

How to estimate on a 0 – 1000 Number Line (See worksheet in Day 5 pack).

Place the 3-digit number on the number line where you think it might belong.

  • Remember that 500 goes exactly in the middle between 0 and 1000.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

To choose a fun activity that you will enjoy

Look at the separate booklet in the clear pack called ’20 Screen-Free Activities for Home Learning’. Pick one that you would like to do and take photos.

  • Remember to share your photos on the class blogs or send them to me via the class email.

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Thursday 14th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 14.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information.

Read the ‘Tigers’ text in Day 4 pack. Answer the questions on the next page.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing

 

How to order your circus story using a storyboard (located in Day 4 pack).

Use the 6-box storyboard to order the events of your story. Draw a picture and write a brief sentence to show what is happening.

  • Colour in your pictures
  • Only short sentences - you will use them to write the full story tomorrow.

Spelling

To complete the sentence by putting the correct missing word in the gap.

Look at ‘Spelling Task’ in Day 4 pack. Use the word bank to complete each sentence.

  • The words and word banks are jumbled up so think carefully about each one.

Maths

How to find fractions of amounts

13 of 9. Draw 3 circles because the denominator tells us to. Share 9 between the 3 circles. Look at how many objects are in 1 circle (because that is what the numerator is telling us to look at). 3 is your answer.

  • Use the grouping method (drawing circles) to help you!
  • Denominator = bottom number in fraction
  • Numerator = top number in fraction

Basic maths facts

How to write 3-digit numbers in words

Look at the example. You have to write each number in words.

  • Partition the number into hundreds, tens, and ones.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

To choose a fun activity that you will enjoy

Look at the separate booklet in the clear pack called ’20 Screen-Free Activities for Home Learning’. Pick one that you would like to do and take photos.

  • Remember to share your photos on the class blogs or send them to me via the class email.

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Wednesday 13th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 13.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information.

Read the ‘Fossils’ text. Answer the questions on the next page.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing

 

How to plan a story about the circus using a story mountain

Look at the story mountain, complete each box from left to right. Good stories always have a build-up, a dilemma, and a resolution e.g. my build up could be that there are no visitors at the circus, my dilemma could be that the circus is losing money so it might have to close, and my resolution could be that a new, exciting act joins the circus and business is restored. 

  • You have already chosen a character and described your setting so this part should be straightforward!
  • Is there a moral (lesson) to your story? E.g. always looking on the bright side of life, never judging a book by its cover.
  • This plan will help you to write a lengthy narrative at the end of the week.  

Spelling

How to identify your spelling words in a word search

Look at ‘Day Three Spelling Task’ word search sheet. Try to find the spelling words listed on the sheet in the box. They will be jumbled in between random letters.

  • Pick one word at a time to focus on, make sure you know how it is spelled
  • Words may be arranged in any direction (horizontally, vertically, diagonally etc).

Maths

How to subtract tens and ones from 3-digit numbers, crossing 100 using a column subtraction method

Begin with the ones column, you have to subtract the bottom number from the top. This is not always possible if the top number is smaller e.g. 3 – 4. You have to exchange a ten from the top number in the tens column and add it to the three so that it becomes 13 – 4. Remember to change the 5 into a 4 because you have now taken one. Then, you can subtract by counting back, put 13 in your head and take away 4. Repeat for all columns.

  • Always start subtracting from the ones column (far right column) and move to each of the left columns.
  • Remember that if you take a ten from the tens column you must make sure that the number is one less (5 becomes a 4). You only do this if the top number is smaller and you can’t subtract the bottom number from it.
  • Use your fingers to subtract!

Basic maths facts

How to subtract using a number line

Put your finger on the first number e.g. 20. Take away 3 numbers until you get to 17, this is the answer.

  • You could check your answer by adding the answer to the number you took away. Did you get the first number in the number sentence? 17 + 3 = 20. This is called the inverse.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

To choose a fun activity that you will enjoy

Look at the separate booklet in the clear pack called ’20 Screen-Free Activities for Home Learning’. Pick one that you would like to do and take photos.

  • Remember to share your photos on the class blogs or send them to me via the class email.

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Tuesday 12th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 12.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information

 

Read the ‘From Spawn to Frog’ information text. Answer the questions on the next page.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing

 

How to write a character description for your circus story

Look at ‘Day Two Writing Task’ sheet. Think of a character you would like in your circus story e.g. a showman, an acrobat, a clown, a juggler, a tightrope walker. Draw and colour a picture of your character in the box. Write a descriptive paragraph underneath to describe what your character looks like, what they are wearing, how they act/move/speak etc.

  • Use the key words on the sheet to help you make your writing more interesting
  • Give your character a name!
  • Use strong adjectives
  • Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Spelling

To rainbow write over each of your spelling words to practise the spelling of each one

Use three coloured pencils to trace over each of your spelling words. By the third colour, your words will start to look like a rainbow. You can choose to add more than three colours.

  • Remember our daily morning task - pictures for guidance 
  • Trace over each letter rather than colouring the whole box

Maths

How to add two 2-digit numbers together using a column addition method

First, add the numbers in the ones column (the right column/second column). Then, add the numbers in the tens column (the left column/first column). This will give you the answer.

  • Start with the ones column in case you need to carry a ten across to the tens column to add with the tens.

Basic maths facts

How to find number bonds to 20. These are two numbers, that when added together, make 20.

Look at the number given, put it in your head and count up to 20. How many numbers did you add to the first number? For example, put 15 in your head, count up on your fingers to 20, there are 5 on your fingers. 15 + 5 = 20.

  • Alternatively, start with the number 20 in your head, subtract the number you can see and whatever is left is the answer.
  • Be as accurate as you can.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

About Rosa Parks, an inspirational figure of Black History

Watch the video ‘The Story of Rosa Parks’, using the link below. Complete the ‘Inspirational people’ worksheet about Rosa Parks.

  • Recall information from Term 1 about Rosa Parks, write about her life and why she inspires you in full sentences.

Home Learning - Monday 11th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 11.01.21

 

Good morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information

 

Read ‘From Spawn to Frog’ text by Kate Ruttle. Answer the questions on the next page.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.

Writing

 

How to write a descriptive paragraph about the setting of a circus.

Use example and key words on ‘Day One Writing Task’ sheet for ideas. Look at the picture, what can you see?

  • Use adjectives to describe what you see e.g. red, white, stripy, large, incredible, amazing, colourful.
  • Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Spelling

How to spell words linked to endangered animals - Asia, bees, species, atlas, river, mountain, ocean, endangered, geography, continent, compass, extinct

See Day 1 Spelling Activity sheet.

 

Copy the words linked to our topic into your orange book and practise them.

  • Say it
  • Cover it
  • Write it
  • Check it

Maths

How to partition 3 and 4-digit numbers.

Look at the number and partition (split) it into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones (place value columns). For example: 483 partitioned is 400 + 80 + 3 = 483.

  • The thousands have four digits
  • The hundreds have three digits
  • The tens have two digits
  • The ones have one digit

Basic maths facts

That certain 1-digit numbers added together make 10 (number bonds to ten).

Put the number you see in your head, count up to ten on your fingers and see how many fingers you are holding up, this is the answer.

  • Use your fingers to help you count!
  • Perhaps use a ruler, start on 7 then count on until 10, this equals 3.

7 + 3 = 10.

Keeping Physically Active

How to keep fit and healthy at home.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) will be running live physical activity sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Access his YouTube channel to locate the live sessions through the link below this table. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, use a video that Joe has already recorded to support you in keeping physically active.

  • Exercise helps our bodies, and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Topic work

To choose a fun activity that you will enjoy

Look at the separate booklet in the clear pack called ’20 Screen-Free Activities for Home Learning’. Pick one that you would like to do and take photos.

 

  • Remember to share your photos on the class blogs or send them to me via the class email.

PE

Joe Wicks’ YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning - Friday 8th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 08.01.21

 

Good Morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information

 

Read the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ text (PDF link below table). Skim and scan for information to answer each question underneath the text.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.
  • Check your answers using the answers PDF file below the table. 

Writing

 

How to practise your handwriting

Click on the ‘Handwriting’ PDF file below. Copy the words (his, some, looked, people, make, but, so, very, your, an) onto the sheet or in your orange book to practise you handwriting.  

  • Use continuous cursive joined-up handwriting.
  • Try to keep your your letters to the right size and shape.
  • Remember lead ins and lead outs.

Spelling

To create sentences using your spelling words:

 

January, month, resolution, new, year, happy, memory.

 

Use each of the words in your spelling list to include in your own sentences.

 

For example: This year, my resolution is to achieve the Superstar Award at school.

  • No more than two words from the list per sentence (see example)
  • Use adjectives to make your sentences exciting.
  • Record sentences in your orange book or on a piece of paper.

Maths

To recap on Place Value

Play the Place Value Basketball Game to practise your understanding of place value (link below table).

  • Start on the purple level (smaller numbers) and then try to challenge yourself by moving up the levels to the higher numbers.

Keeping Physically Active

To keep active by taking part in a GoNoodle dance.   

Click on the Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle’ YouTube link below the table and copy the children’s fun dance steps.

  • Be careful and aware of your surroundings.
  • Try to keep in time with the children’s dance moves as best as you can.
  • Have fun!

Topic work

How To Draw Cartoon Hot Chocolate

Click on the YouTube link below the table to follow the instructions on how to draw a cartoon hot chocolate.   

  • You can use any pens, pencils, or materials to create your piece of art
  • Colour in your creation if possible.

Maths

Place Value Basketball:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

 

PE

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk

 

Topic

How To Draw Cartoon Hot Chocolate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxsym0KmwJQ

Home Learning - Thursday 7th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 07.01.21

 

Good Morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information

 

Read ‘The Romans’ text (PDF link below table). Skim and scan for information to answer each question underneath the text.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.
  • Check your answers using the questions and answers (combined) PDF file below the table. 

 

Writing

 

How to describe what you see during the winter months

Use the ‘Winter Writing’ PDF file to draw pictures in the box of things you may see during the winter months. Write at least 5 descriptive sentences to explain what you have drawn.

  • Include some good adjectives e.g. In the winter, I see white, glistening snow flakes falling from the grey, cloudy sky.
  • You can draw your pictures and write your sentences in your orange book if you cannot print the sheet.

Spelling

To create word trees with your New Year spelling words:

 

 

January, month, resolution, new, year, happy, memory.

 

Pick a spelling word e.g. month. Think of as many words that you can create using sounds, patterns, or letters within the chosen word e.g. Monday, moth, on, money etc.

  • Think about our Wednesday morning activity
  • Think of words that are similar in the way they are spelled to your spelling words this week

Maths

To practise your times tables.

Play the Maths Fishing Game to practise your times tables (link below table).

  • Select the year 3 objectives before playing the game (steps 6 - 10). This includes your 3s, 4s, 8s and doubles).

 

Keeping Physically Active

To keep active with Joe Wicks

Click on the YouTube link below the table and copy each of Joe’s fun exercises for kids.

 

  • Follow each instruction carefully and be aware of your surroundings
  • You do not need to have much space to carry out this activity.

Topic work

How to say and write greetings in French

Watch the short, active BBC video on French greetings with Ben (link below table).  Then, create some basic conversations between characters on the worksheet (PDF link below table) using some of the French greetings you can remember.

  • Use the vocabulary sheet at the beginning of the PDF file to help you spell your French words.
  • You could draw pictures of the characters with speech bubbles on scrap paper instead of printing the worksheet itself.

Home Learning - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Chestnut Class

Date: 06.01.21

 

Good Morning Chestnut Class!

 

Subject

You are learning:

 

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

How to infer and retrieve information

 

Read the ‘New Year’ text (PDF link below table). Skim and scan for information to answer each question underneath the text.

  • Read at least twice.
  • Use an online dictionary to understand ‘tricky’ words.
  • Check your answers using the answers PDF file below the table. 

 

Writing

 

To reflect on last year and give yourself a new goal/resolution for this year.

Open the ‘New Year’s Resolution Writing’ PDF file. Look at each box carefully and create a well thought out answer for each section of the worksheet.

  • You may want to print the worksheet to write on or write your answers in your orange book/on scrap paper.
  • A resolution is something that you set out to do to achieve a personal goal or continue good practise of something.

 

Spelling

How to spell words linked to the New Year.

Practise writing the following words in your orange book or on scrap paper:

 

January, month, resolution, new, year, happy, memory.

  • Say it
  • Cover it
  • Write it
  • Check it

Maths

To practise your times tables.

Use Hit the Button to practise times tables (link below table).

  • Practise inverse operations (related division facts).
  • 3 x 4 is the same as 4 x 3 – multiplication facts can be reversed.

 

Keeping Physically Active

To keep active by completing a child friendly yoga video. 

Click on the YouTube link below the table (Sonic The Hedgehog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!) and follow Jaime’s instructions.

  • Follow each instruction carefully and be aware of your surroundings
  • You do not need to have much space to carry out this activity.

Topic work

How To Draw A Snowman

Click on the YouTube link below the table to follow the instructions on how to draw a snowman.

  • You can use any pens, pencils, or materials to create your piece of art
  • Colour in your creation if possible.

 

Maths

Hit the Button:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

PE

Sonic The Hedgehog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM8NjfCfOg0

Topic

How To Draw A Snowman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPrVhWdORg

Remembrance Day