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Year 3 – Summer 1 – Week 1

English Topic:
Authors & Letters

Maths Topic:
Measurement

Non-core Topic:
Geography – Rivers

Tasks:
Physical Activity
PSHE
RE
Computing
Spanish

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

English:

Research an author you enjoy – you could choose your own or select one we have read this year (Roald Dahl, Eva Ibbotson, Cressida Cowell).

Create a poster of your research. Think carefully about how you can present the information so it is eye-catching and easy to read.

Use structural features such as:
– Bullet points
– Subheadings
– Paragraphs
– Pictures and captions

Include information such as:
– Age, date of birth
– Location
– Education
– Inspiration for stories
– Hobbies and interests
– Interesting quotes

https://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk/authors

https://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews

(See attached sheet for example layout)
Monday – Fact File Template

Topic: Rivers

Create a mind map answering the following questions.

  • What do we already know about rivers?
  • What is a river?
  • What is a river’s purpose?
  • How have rivers been used in the past?
  • How are rivers used now?

Do this without doing any research and only from your own knowledge.

Maths: Maths Talk

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztj2hyc

Measure items around your house using hand spans and cubits.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4nsgk7/articles/zqf4cwx

Guide to metric measurements.

Task: WE ARE COMMUNICATORS! Computing- Task 1

  1. Become familiar with the school website.
  2. Can you find where the maps are to locate your school building? Can you find the curriculum pages?
  3. In what ways are people communicating across the website?
  4. Can you find the email log in link?

Use your school login details to access your emails.

Ask an adult to help you send an email to a friend.

Use the address bar at the top of the email to find them by typing their name.

Tell them what you have been doing since school has closed.

Email

Tuesday

English:

(See Monday – 2 sessions)

Topic:

Choose 1 river from around the world and find out as much as you can about it.

Research the length, depth, what countries it passes through, how much water travels along it in a day, what continent it is in, and any other information you can find out about it.

Rivers you can choose from are

  1. The Nile
  2. The Amazon
  3. The Thames
  4. The Mississippi
  5. The Ganges
  6. The Danube

Maths:

Youtube guide to using a ruler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuBLuIW1U70

Using a tape measure or ruler, measure objects from around your house.

Can you choose the right unit of measure?

Small things in cm or mm, larger things in cm and m.

Purple Mash quiz
https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_recognisingmeasure_L5

Task: PHSE – Task 1

Staying Safe & Well at Home

How can we stop the spread of Covid-19?

Create a poster with facts, pictures and an eye-catching title.

Discuss:

  • What to do when you sneeze / cough
  • Hand washing
  • Staying at home

Wednesday

English:

Choose your favourite book as written by your favourite author. Write a paragraph to explain why this is your favourite book.

Use a range of conjunctions to begin and link your sentences: because, therefore, for this reason, also, additionally, as well as, firstly, secondly.

You could write about the events of the story and about the characters you like best. Remember to PEE:
– Make a point
– Evidence (refer to the story)
– Explain your ideas.

Topic:

Choose another river from around the world and find out as much as you can about it.

Research the length, depth, what countries it passes through, how much water travels along it in a day, what continent it is in, and any other information you can find out about it.

Rivers you can choose from are

  1. The Nile
  2. The Amazon
  3. The Thames
  4. The Mississippi
  5. The Ganges
  6. The Danube

Task: RE – Task 1

 To explore the injustices that arise due to lies being told

Discuss the different problems, misunderstandings, and unfairness that arise when lies are told: in school; at home; and in society.

Tell the story of the boy who cried wolf. – http://teach.files.bbci.co.uk/schoolradio/40_boy_cried_wolf.pdf

Who lied in the story?

Why did he lie?

What happened when he eventually told the truth?

Children to create their own story, linking to the consequences that may occur due to lying.

Thursday

English: Session 1:

Write a formal letter to your favourite author.

Firstly, introduce yourself and explain why you are writing a letter to them. Write 2-3 sentences about yourself, your interests and your school.

Secondly, explain to them which is your favourite book or theirs and why.

Remember to start your letter using the correct structure (see attached sheet for example).

  • Their address
  • Your address
  • Date
  • Clear paragraphs
  • Dear….

You will complete your letter tomorrow.

Thursday & Friday – Letter Template

Topic: Rivers

Use the research you have done to create a table of comparison of the two rivers.

  • Which is the longest?
  • Which is the deepest?
  • Which has the most species of fish in it?

Any piece of information you found out about the rivers record it on the table and then compare.

Task: PE

Join Joe Wicks at 9am each morning for a live 30min P.E lesson

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Friday

English: Session 2:

Complete your letter to your favourite author.

Explain why you like the characters they have created – is it their actions? Their personalities? Are they funny or serious?

You could use the final paragraph to ask them some questions about themselves.

Remember to sign off using ‘Yours Faithfully, John Smith’ – this is the correct way to sign off when you know their name.

Use a P.S. if you remember something else to add in!

Thursday & Friday – Letter Template

Topic: Rivers

Watch the following clips about the water cycle.

  1. https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/z8qtfg8
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts

Use the information you have learnt to draw your own version of the water cycle, label each section of the process of the water cycle.

Maths:

Measure larger objects using a DIY tape measure.

This should be measured in metres.

Go into the garden and measure the distances.

Measure the length of rooms, measure your door, your bed, wardrobe and bath.

What is the biggest thing you can measure with your measuring tape?

Task: Spanish – Task 1

Felices Pascuas

Watch the video and identify all the objects from Easter. Then draw in the garden picture (or draw a garden yourself) all the stuff you have found – don’t forget to write the tags in Spanish!

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