Year 3 Home Learning 17.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

I will be setting no work today as it is the last day of term!

 

As I said at the beginning of the week, it has been a pleasure teaching you and I am just sad it was only for a short time. I wish you all the best of luck with next year and the years after that. Remember, everyone will be feeling a little bit anxious at the start of the year but we do every year, and look how smoothly it ends up going! Your confidence will be stronger than ever when you are back with your friends and new teacher. Take care and enjoy the Summer 🙂

 

Miss Ayrton x

Year 3 Home Learning 16.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

As well as learning new information and skills, you all worked really hard on individual targets. Some of you wanted to improve your handwriting or spelling, some of you found maths tricky and wanted to boost your confidence.

Today’s task is to think about self improvement for next year and set yourself three goals which you want to achieve by the end of year 4.

For example: I want to earn my pen license by improving my cursive writing. 

Use this template to help you:

Take care and stay safe!

Year 3 Home Learning 15.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

When you go to year 4, you will be taught by Miss Daglish 🙂

New Teachers Appointed - Scoil Mhuire National School

I want you to think about 3 questions to ask her when you start in September to get to know her as a person.

For example: What is you favourite animal? How do you spend your weekends?

 

For the second part of this task, I want you to think of 3 questions about year 4 in general.

For example: Will be go on a trip? What is our first theme? Will we still learn French?

Keep hold of you 6 questions and take them with you in September.

 

Take care and stay safe!

Year 3 Home Learning 14.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

As most of you have not been able to come back to school, I want to spend today’s task thinking about the other people in our class and remembering the friends that we have.

Choose one person in the class who you think is kind, caring and makes you laugh… these are all elements we want from a friend.  Draw a portrait of that person then write a caption about why they are important to you and how they make you feel valued.

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Take care and stay safe!

Year 3 Home Learning 13.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

This week we are going to think about transitioning into year 4 and reflecting on this strange year we have had.

I want to start with a little video of myself to say goodbye:

 

 

Your task today:

Write down three things you have really enjoyed about year 3. Make the Page you write these on really colourful and bright with different symbols and drawings on- maybe write in coloured pens. We want to end the year on a positive note and this will be a visual reminder of things you have enjoyed.

Take care and stay safe!

Miss Ayrton x

Year 3 Home Learning 10.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

English

Here is a paragraph with some information about gargoyles, taken from an information pack.

Gargoyles can be tricky creatures. They play tricks on their owners, make lots of mess and enjoy causing havoc wherever they go. If you have more than one gargoyle then they will often work together to stir up trouble. Each gargoyle has a unique ability: some are wonderful painters; some are incredibly fast at running around; some can sing loudly. There is no way to tame your gargoyle however, being nice to it might make a gargoyle listen to an instruction from its owner once or twice.

Which sub-heading is the best fit for this paragraph?

A:  Gargoyle behaviour

B: How to tame a gargoyle

C: Gargoyle’s diet

 

Maths

Well done for all of your hard work on reading scales this week. Today, I want you to use some problems solving skills and answer these two questions.

  • Sarah’s 1L bucket has a hole in it. She needs exactly 1L to water the plants. She has a 250ml measuring jug. How can she use this? 
  • True or false? The taller a container is, the more liquid there is. Explain why you agree or disagree.

 

Take care and stay safe!

🙂

Year 3 Home Learning 09.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

English

The story finishes on a cliff-hanger where we are left wondering what will happen next. Write your version of an ending. Use the success Criteria to help you.

Success Criteria:

-What do the gargoyles do next?

-How is the problem solved?

-Does Wendy keep the gargoyles or not?

 

Maths

Yesterday you looked at ml… today we will look at litres (l). Remember, 1000ml = 1lt.

Use this to help you find out the markers on the scales below.

 

DT

What does the phrase ‘5 a day’ mean? Research the positive effects of having ‘5 a day’ and draw examples of what this could be.

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Take care and stay safe!

🙂

Year 3 Home Learning 08.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

English

The instructions for how to grow a gargoyle are quick short and simple. Uplevel these by adding interesting adjectives (describing words) or adverbs (words which end in -ly and describe a verb).

Here are the original instructions to help you:

  1. Put each gargoyle in a large bowl of water. (Don’t put them in the same bowl; the gargoyles need space to grow.)
  2. Wait overnight and they will have grown more than twice their size.
  3. Dry them off with a towel.

 

My example is

  1. Carefully lift them out of the bowl and dry them with a soft, clean towel.

 

Maths

Today we are looking at liquid measurements in millilitres (ml). Write the measurements on each scale identified on the jugs.

 

RE

Our final place of worship which we will be looking at belongs to the Sikh faith. Sikhs visit their special place, a Gurdwara, where they worship. Here are some items found in the Gurdwara:

Use this information and other facts/ pictures you can find on the internet to create a poster explaining what a Gurdwara looks like and what important features it has there.

 

Take care and stay safe!

🙂

Year 3 Home Learning 07.07.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!

 

English

Using the text from last lesson, answer these comprehension questions.

  • What was the name of the comic Wendy was reading?
  • How many steps in the instructions were there to grow your own gargoyles?
  • What can’t gargoyles do?
  • Find and copy one word which means the same as “bad-tempered”?
  • Name two activities the gargoyles did with Wendy.

 

Maths

Here are your scales for today. We are continuing to look at grams but the scales have a different face.

 

Science

Now that we have learnt about the plant parts and how pollination allows a new seed to grow, research the life cycle of a plant and fill in this grid:

 

Take care and stay safe!

🙂

Grow Your Own Gargoyle Text- Year 3

Grow Your Own Gargoyle

by Valerie Hardin
Illustrations by Carol Moore

Wendy clutched her Slime Sisters comic book. She saved her allowance to buy all kinds of things that were in the back of the comic. She had bought talking fish, dancing dolls, living pet rock, giant super heroes, and all kinds of other stuff.

However, some of the toys Wendy bought were rubbish! The dolls didn’t have batteries and broke after just two days. The living rock was not alive, and all the other toys and games she bought were lying twisted and broken in a heap on her bed.

She sat on the floor and frowned.

“Can I come in?” her Mum, Mrs. Delane, asked.

Wendy nodded. Her mum moved some of the junk away and sat down. She had a tiny package in her hand. “Maybe you shouldn’t send for any more toys?” Mrs. Delane said, “but you have one more package.”

Wendy took the package. It said “The Living Gargoyle Co.”

“I forgot all about this,” Wendy said. She opened the package and there were two very small gargoyles with pointy ears, and a small piece of paper.

Grow Your Own Gargoyle

  1. Put each gargoyle in a large bowl of water. (Don’t put them in the same bowl; the gargoyles need space to grow.)
  2. Wait overnight and they will have grown more than twice their size.
  3. Dry them off with a towel.

P.S. Gargoyles are very cranky at first, so plan activities they will enjoy like picnics and tag. No, they can’t fly.

“I might as well try. I think Stacy had a sponge toy like this and hers grew.” Wendy smiled and removed the junk from her bed. “Mum, can you get me two bowls of water?”

“If you promise to clean your room.” Her Mum said, and got her the bowls and tucked Wendy in.

Wendy went to sleep and dreamed the gargoyles grew as big as her house and were very mean looking.

 

She felt something wet on her ear and woke up. The gargoyles were on her bed.

“Dry me,” said gargoyle one.

“No, me first,” said the other one.

Wendy didn’t scream because the directions said they’d be real cranky. “Okay, I’ll dry you both.” Wendy dried them off with towels.

Wendy named one Lester and the other one Tina, because one of them was a boy and the other one was a girl. When Wendy was off at school, they’d get into pillow fights and make her room a mess.

“You have to clean up your room,” Mrs. Delane said. “Your Dad almost fainted when he saw your room.”

“But Lester and Tina made the mess.”

“They’re your gargoyles and you have to clean up after them.”

Wendy gave them crayons to draw with, but they ended up drawing all over the walls and it took Wendy hours to clean the walls.

While Wendy was cleaning, she heard the gargoyles giggling. What were they doing in her mum and dad’s room?