Year 3 - Sky

Welcome to Sky class learning page

Miss Smith

Teacher - Sky Class

Welcome to the Sky class home learning page:
Our home learning is intended to develop our pupils' excitement and passion for their learning and to help parents support their children at home.
During the week daily activities will be added to:
  • Ensure that parents are clear about what their child is expected to do;
  • Ensure consistency of approach throughout the school during the closure;
  • To use home learning as a tool to help to continue to raise standards of attainment;
  • Improve the quality of the learning experience offered to pupils and to extend it beyond the classroom environment;
  • Provide opportunities for parents, children and the school to work together in partnership in relation to pupils’ learning;
  • Encourage pupils and their parents to share and enjoy learning experiences;
  • Reinforce learning covered in class by providing further opportunities for the individual pupil;
  • To practise or consolidate basic skills and knowledge;
Friday 22nd May
Good morning everyone! I hope that you enjoyed investigating light and materials yesterday. Today you need to test yourself on your spellings but will have some fun with a music challenge too! 
Here is the timetable for today: 
9:00 - PE
10:00 - break 
10:15 - spelling practice 
10:30 - spelling test
10:45 - TT Rockstars
11:00 - break
11:15 - maths 
12:15 - lunch 
1:15 - reading 
1:45 - literacy 
There will also be an optional art activity and another challenge for some Friday fun! 
Have a fantastic day and don't forget to send me your pictures. I really enjoy receiving  them! 
Lots of you enjoy PE with Joe Wicks every day which is fab! For an alternative, go on the KIDZ BOP youtube channel and have a go at some of their dance along videos! Link below. 
Have one last practise at this week's spellings before your test! Choose one of the techniques in the file below to practise your spellings. Today I have modeled the 'join the dots' strategy. 
I will be filming and posting your spelling test on class dojo if you would like to do your test that way. Alternatively, test yourself using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' technique using the sheet below. 
Times Table Rockstars 
Keep practising your skills and play against your friends by following the link below. 
It's Friday and in school that always means it's maths problem solving day! Because we have been learning about length this week, you will need to use your knowledge to solve the problems. There are two investigations here for you to try. 
Investigation A
If you have 9 cards with the numbers 1-9 on, can you sort them into 3 piles so that the total of each pile is 15? Total means you need to add. How many different ways can you find? You may wish to make the cards yourself to help you. Find out more by following the link below. 
Investigation B
There are seventy eight prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. There is one prisoner in one of the cells, two in another cell, three in another, four in another and so on up to twelve prisoners in one of the cells.

The clever prison warder made it easy to check if the prisoners were all there by arranging them so there were twenty five along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it? See the link below for more information. 

You need to make sure that you are reading for 30 minutes today. This could be from the daily read aloud on class dojo or a book of your choice. Today's recommendation is another non - fiction book. This one is about David Attenbrough who has dedicated his life to researching animals! 
Now that you have edited your poem, you're now ready to perform! I've made a checklist below of things to make sure that you include in your poem performance (Oh! That Gruffalo is appearing again!). If you're able, film it and send it to me in an email so that I can see too! 
Have fun!
Optional art activity 
Watch this video and create a colour wheel! Then you could go on a treasure hunt around your home to find objects that match each colour! 
 I hope that you have enjoyed today's jobs. Remember to send me your pictures and have a fantastic weekend! 
Something to talk about - What would be your perfect day?
Today's challenge is a few more of these challenges as it is Mental Health Awareness week. Let me know if you complete them! 
Thursday 21st May 
Good morning Sky Class! I hope you enjoyed learning 24 hour time and writing your poems. Today you're going to learn some more about Shackleton and some science too!
Here is the timetable for today: 
9:00am - PE
10:00am - break 
10:15am - maths 
11:15am - break 
11:30am - topic 
12:15pm - lunch 
1:15pm - literacy 
2:15pm - reading 
2:45pm - 3:30pm - science 
Again there will also be an optional art activity if you are feeling creative!
Have a fabulous day and remember to send me your pictures to receive your dojos!
Did you enjoy the activity that I put up yesterday? Today you can join in again with an online dance class with Oti Mabuse. Give it a go and see if you can learn a new routine. Alternatively, you can join in with Joe Wicks' daily workout. Links below.
You are going to be continuing your work on time today. I have two challenges for you. Choose Task A if you need more practice telling the time in 5 minute intervals (5 past, 10 to etc). Choose Task B if you are now confident reading time and are ready for some word problems.
If you choose task A, remember that the small hand points to the hour and the long hand points to the minute. If the long hand is pointing to the 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 then the minutes are past the hour. If the long hand is pointing to 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 then it is to the next hour. The numbers that the long hand point to go up in 5s. 
For example: if the small hand is pointing to the 6 and the long hand is pointing to the 4, 
4 x 5 = 20 
So it is 20 past 6. 
If you still have time, log on to TT Rockstars and play against your friends. 
If you choose Task B, you need to use your knowledge of time to answer the word problems. Good luck! 
If you still have time, log on to TT Rockstars and play against your friends. 
Create your own Shackleton timeline using the one below. You may like to do what we did in class and choose one part of Shackleton's life to illustrate, or you can create the whole timeline! 
Use the powerpoint below to look at the different features of poems. Then complete the two stars and a wish sheet. What are you proud of? What could you include? Edit your poem and then write it in your best handwriting! 
You need to read for 30 minutes today. This could be using the daily read aloud on class dojo or a book of your choice. Don't forget to summarise what you have read and send it to me if you would like to receive a dojo! 
Today's recommendation is called 'Michael Rosen's Sad Book.' I'm sharing it because this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this book can help us understand the feeling of sadness better. 
Use a light source (light on a phone or torch) to investigate how light travels around your home. Are items translucent, transparent or opaque? Did anything surprise you? 
Optional art activity 
Have a go at some bubble art by following the link below. I remember doing this when I was younger and it was so much fun! Enjoy! 
 Something to talk about - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 30 duck sized horses? Why? 
As this week is Mental Health Awareness week, take a look at these challenges below for your challenge today. 
Wednesday 20th May 
Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed learning about Roman numerals yesterday. Today you're going to show me that you've been keeping up your reading skills and write your own poems!
Here is the timetable for today: 
9:00am - PE
10:15am - break 
10:30am - TT Rockstars 
10:45am - Reading comprehension/Big Picture 
11:30am - break 
12:00pm - maths 
1:00pm - lunch 
2:00pm - calm time 
2:15pm - literacy 
3:15pm - reading 
Like yesterday, there is also an optional art activity if you're feeling creative! Don't forget to send me your pictures to receive dojos!
Keep the beginning of your day an active one! Join in with Joe Wicks (link below) or alternatively, try this box challenge. What level did you get to? 
Times Table Rockstars
It's great to see so many of you using Times Table Rockstars and working hard to improve your scores. It would be amazing if everyone was accessing it so use this 15 minutes to have a go and see how you do.
If you need any help logging in or accessing your account, please let me know.
Reading comprehension/big picture
You need to complete a reading comprehension every week so here is this week's. It's all about Stonehenge which you have already learned about! There are 3 different ones and you can choose whichever one you like. However, this is what I recommend according to your reading levels: 
grey or brown readers - 3 stars 
lime or white readers - 2 stars
another colour - 1 star 
If you're unsure about which sheet you should do, contact me on class dojo or email and I'll be happy to help. Here's a picture I took when I went to visit Stonehenge last year!
In maths today, we are going to continue to look at time. You can choose task A or task B. 
If you choose Task A, you will be converting am and pm time into 24 hour time. Each day, the first 12 hours of the day are in the morning (am). The second 12 hours of the day are the afternoon (pm). You can see this on a digital 24 hour clock when instead of it showing 1:00 in the afternoon, the 24 hour clock will say 13:00. Here are the conversions below. You will need them to complete your work: 
2:00pm = 14:00
3:00pm = 15:00
4:00pm = 16:00
5:00pm = 17:00
6:00pm = 18:00
7:00pm = 19:00 
8:00pm = 20:00
9:00pm = 21:00
10:00pm = 22:00
11:00pm = 23:00
If you choose Task B, you will already be confident with 24 hour time and you need to complete the grid. You also need to include the time in words (see example on the sheet) and the analog time (the time you would see on an analog clock). 
Calm time 
Follow the link below to complete the calm meditation. Alternatively, you can complete a self massage. I can't put the self massage track on the website but it has been emailed out to all parents so take a look! Enjoy. 
I have written my poem today. Use my model and your plan to help you. 
I decided to use my metaphor from my plan as the title for my poem. I then repeated it throughout the poem. I've also used alliteration, similes, onomatopoeia and verbs and adverbs! 
You only need to read for 15 minutes today because you worked on your reading comprehension, unless you want to read more of course! You could listen to the daily read aloud on class dojo of Grandpa's Great Escape. You could read your own book or you could listen to my recommendation today. 
Today's recommendation is called 'The Truth Pixie.' which we read earlier this year but as it's Mental Health Awareness week, I thought it would be a good book to read again! 
Optional Art activity 
Watch the video below to find out how to draw your own caterpillar! 
I hope you have enjoyed today's activities. Remember to send over your pictures! 
Something to talk about - What makes you laugh? 
Today's challenge: Make something for someone! Get creative. You could make someone a meal or a card. Let me know what you do! 
Tuesday 19th May
Morning all! 
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's activities, especially Skyla's poem! Today you're going to start planning your own poems and continue learning about time too! 
Remember you can contact me on the website or on class dojo if you have any questions. Remember to send me your pictures!
Here is the timetable for today: 
9:00am - PE 
10:00am - break 
10:15am - handwriting 
10:30am - spelling practice 
10:45am - calm time 
11:00am - break 
11:30am - maths 
12:30pm - lunch 
1:30pm - literacy 
2:30pm - topic 
3:00pm - reading 
There is also an optional art activity if you are feeling creative this afternoon! 
Have a fantastic day!
Join in with Joe Wicks at 9am. Link below. Alternatively, you can try this kid's workout! 
Please use the words on the sheet below to practise your handwriting. 
Please use your spelling words from yesterday to complete another of the spelling challenges. Today I have modeled the fancy writing activity. 
Calm time
I found this lovely, short video with a deep breathing exercise on it. Give it a try. You can listen to the relaxing music and just rest or you could do another self massage! 
In maths we are going to have another look at time. I have two challenges for you here. 
If you choose challenge A- You need to write the times that are shown on the clocks. 
If you choose challenge B- you need to look at the time that is shown on the clock but then you may need to add or subtract minutes or hours to the time shown. Write the time shown in 24 hour time if you can! 
If you finish, log in to times table rockstars and continue to practice your tables! 
We are going to plan our very own lockdown poems today. Use the planning format below to plan your poems. In the picture, I have written one example for each box. Try thinking of 3 for each box in your plan. I hope that you like my gruffalo paper too! 
In topic today, let's have a look at Roman numerals! Look at the sheet to learn the Roman numerals that you need. Then complete the sheet to make your own clock but with Roman numerals in the place of the numbers you usually see on the clock! You could use this clock to help you to learn about time this week. 
You need to make sure that you read for 30 minutes today. This could include the daily read aloud of Grandpa's Great Escape on class dojo, or a book of your choice. 
Today's recommendation is a book called 'The Midnight Gang' which is my favourite David Walliams book! You can listen to part of it below. 
Optional Art Activity 
Learn how to draw an ice cream by watching the video below!
I hope you've enjoyed today's activities. The star of the day today is LARA! She's been working hard to learn about perimeter. Well done Lara!
Could you be tomorrow's star of the day? Don't forget to send in your pictures!
Something to talk about - What is your favourite meal? 
Additional challenge: Make a video about something that you have learned this year. Remember to email them to me! 
Monday 18th May
Good Morning Sky Class! 
I hope you have had a brilliant weekend. Let me know what you got up to! I have some fabulous, fun activities for you today that I'm sure you will really enjoy, including starting a new piece of writing! 
If you are struggling with anything, please let me know, either on Class Dojo or by email. Thanks! Remember to send me your pictures to get your dojos!
Timetable for the day: 
9:00am - PE
10:00am - break
10:15am - handwriting and spelling practice
10:45am - break 
11:00am - maths activity 
12:00pm - lunch break 
1:00pm - literacy activity
2:00pm - break 
2:15pm - art activity
3:00pm - calm time
3:15pm - reading 
Start your week off with the Joe Wicks daily workout (link below) or alternatively, follow the link below and select some just dance videos to follow along to! Enjoy! 
Spelling and handwriting 
Please write the words below in your best cursive handwriting. 
If you have time, have a go at one of the techniques below for learning your spellings. I have modelled below the pyramid technique!
Please choose one of the following tasks below for your maths work today. We are going to look at measuring mass now. The mass of something means that we are finding out how heavy it is. We measure this in grams (g) or kilograms (kg).  There are 1000 grams in 1 kilogram. Remember when we tried to find something in the classroom that weighs 1 kilogram? It's heavy! 
If you have time left after, please log into Times Table Rockstars and get practising!
Task A
Work out the mass of each point shown on the scale. You will need to work out how much the intervals are worth to work it out! 
Task B
Weigh the Easter Eggs. How much does each collection of eggs weigh? Show it on the sheet! 
Miss Ozdemir went into school this week and you won't believe what happened! Skyla started talking to her! Skyla told Miss Ozdemir that she was feeling very lonely and wants us back in the classroom with her! She wrote us this poem. 
On Friday afternoon I heard it,
The door closed,
I thought I would see you on Monday,
But only the drip of a tap,
the click of the clock,
tick tock, tick tock
It was lonely with no lessons to watch,
Upsetting with no one to hug me,
Incomplete without my friends around,
Cross that I couldn't do my favourite things,
tick tock, tick tock
Until one day the door will open,
I'll hear the chatter and be so excited,
Be hugged and feel loved, 
Watching you I'll feel delighted, 
Happy to have you back at last, 
Until then... tick tock, tick tock
Have a look at the powerpoint below and see if you can spot which skills Skyla used in her poem? Can you improve it by adding in some more of your own?

I love this activity! Learn how to draw a portrait using only straight lines! Find out more by following the link below. 
Calm time 
Listen to the relaxing music or have another go at meditating if you would like to. 
You can use this time to just sit quietly and relax or you could give yourself a massage!
You need to read for 30 minutes today. You can listen to the daily read aloud of Grandpa's Great Escape on Class dojo, or read another book of your choice. 
Today's recommendation is 'Clown' by Quentin Blake, the same illustrator as Roald Dahl's books! This is a wordless picturebook so the story is told entirely through pictures. What do you think happens. View the whole book by following the link below. 
I hope that you have enjoyed today's work. Today's challenge is to draw a picture BUT you can't take your pencil off the paper at all! What will you draw? How will you do it? 
Something to talk about - What's your favourite movie ever? Why?
For more ideas for home learning please follow links below: