Year 3

Hi Year 3!
Hope you all had a lovely half-term and had fun with your families in the sun?
It's been lovely speaking to lots of you on the phone and we will be continuing the phone calls this week.
Well done on your hard work so far - we've loved seeing your work on Facebook!  We will continue with the online resources on this page and to avoid any confusion the previous two web-pages will be taken down at the end of this week.  All relevant resources we will copy on to here so you won't miss out.  
Any information regarding school re-opening will be sent home via email.
Remember to keep social distancing and washing your hands!
Hopefully see you all soon,
The Year 3 Team
We will now be posting weekly activities on Seesaw.  You will receive a letter with your login details and can respond on the app itself using different presentation forms.  
There is now a White Rose Maths page up on the website where you can access all the home learning resources.  We will still be posting the current week's work as well as the previous week's if you need to access it on here.
We have uploaded some English worked based around the Icarus Myth.  There are 3 sets of activities that you can work through at your own pace.
Here are some activities based around the poetry work of Michael Rosen.  
Try to read as much as possible at home - and remember to ask inference and prediction questions to help with comprehension.
The Oxford eBook Library is a really useful tool if you need to access more books and a lot of people have joined Audible recently.  We have seen how well you have all been doing on Epic too - Year 3 have earned lots of badges!  
We have assigned some non-fiction texts on Epic connected to our topics that you can read as well.
Remember we'd love to see any book reviews on Facebook!
We have included the whole selection of Talk 4 Writing Resource Packs and will continue to update them.
Pobble 365 is also a fantastic resource to use for writing opportunities.  They provide daily images to provoke creative writing and also different activities to do around them.  
Dynamic Earth
Our last topic this year is based around the big question: How would you deal with a Natural Disaster?
Feel free to do any research or project work around this - maybe you'd like to learn about volcanoes or earthquakes?
We will leave the train design activity up from the previous topic until the 12.6.20.  It is further down the page.
1. What is the same and what is different about the images?  Also you could design and make your very own volcano!  Remember you can show us your work on Facebook.
2. We are moving on to look at mountains and earthquakes this week.  Why not have a go at creating your own earth showing all the layers inside?  We have also included some fun activities from Oddizzi to have a look at.
3. See Seesaw for Activity 3.  You have been sent a log-in via post.
4. Prevention & Survival.  Your job is to research Earthquake safety.
5.  Can you design a disaster-proof building?
We have kept the Oddizzi World Explorers activities all up so have a go if you haven't done so already!
Remember we don't have individual log-ins for pupils on Oddizzi but all the activities should be attainable without one.  (You may need to use an atlas or Google Earth/Maps which will be really good practice for the pupils).
Art & DT
Weekly Resources
As before half-term, we will to continue to upload weekly resources from the White Rose Hub that contain useful video links as well as matching up to the daily BBC Bitesize lessons.
The video-links are all on the same document.
Week 10 (wb 29.6.20) Measurement Continued
Week 11 (wb 6.7.20) Mass & Capacity
Maths Challenges
Try out these challenges and see how you do!
We will leave the Easter end-of-term assessments up here as a reference point for Year 3 expectations so feel free to use them however you like. 
We will add the end-of-year assessments up towards the end of term.
Plant Topic
We are continuing with our Plants topic this term.
Our Big Question this term is: 'Do the biggest seeds grow the biggest plants?'.
You could investigate this at home!  You could plant two or more different-sized seeds in pots either inside or outside.  Think back to your work from Y2 about how best to look after these - sunshine, water and light are all important!  Then see which grows the tallest.
Or you could take a picture of the seed in your hand and then a picture of you with the plant after 5 weeks.  We could then compare these when we are back at school or you could show us on Facebook or Twitter.
Professor Jones is going to have a go so be sure to look out for his investigations!
Mrs Laidler has been investigating how plants grow in different temperatures which you can see on our Facebook page - maybe you could do the same?
One of Professor Jones' favourite activities is to pick a flower (make sure you ask permission first!) and then very slowly and carefully pick apart all the different parts.  Can you name them all?  Then using any art or recycled materials can you recreate a model of your flower?  We would love to see your creations!
Can you create your own plant pot?
In case you forget to water your plant...
This is a great question to test your observational skills - either in the garden or out on a walk.
Which is the odd one out?  Why?
What if...
Use your scientific knowledge to work this one out:
Home Experiments
Unfortunately we had to cancel our last school trip to Locomotion in Shildon for our Railways topic.  However their Science team have sent us some fun activities to do at home so have a go and we're sure Mr Jones would love to see some pictures on Facebook!