Welcome To Year Three
Here you can find a collection of useful websites for our Year Three children. We will also be posting the Learning Log Projects for you to complete.
Year 3 Learning Log projects
Complete two tasks each week, from after Easter up until the May half term (4 weeks total).
You decide how to present it in your Learning Log, and remember you can use more than 1 page for each project.
If you’d like to complete more tasks in this time, you absolutely can!
Sentence Building Blocks
Week Beginning 1st June
Science – Animals including humans; Balanced Diet
- What is nutrition? Humans need the right types and amount of nutrition and a balanced diet. Find out more by watching: What is a balanced diet? and A balanced diet
- What are the five food groups? What does each food group do for us? What would happen if we only ate fats and sugars?
- Now design a healthy menu for a day. Including breakfast, lunch and dinner, including snacks and drinks. Children to write about their food choices. Is it a balanced diet? You can do it as a leaflet or poster if you want to. Include pictures.
Key words you could use: diet, balanced, nutrition, carbohydrates, fibre/roughage, fats & sugars, dairy, protein, healthy.
I cannot wait to see your menu. Will it include my favourite food?
The 26th May was the feast day of St. Augustine of Canterbury, whom our school is named after.
Research the life and work of St. Augustine.
1) Present, in whatever way you chose, five to ten interesting facts that you learnt about him.
2) Draw a map of St. Augustine’s journey from Rome to Britain.
3) Create a piece of art work to depict St. Augustine. Perhaps it could be like the stain glass window of St. Augustine in our church, his statue in the Reception area or St. Augustine’s boat in our prayer garden.
Week Beginning 8th June
Science – Forces and Magnets
- Find out what is a magnet? What is a magnet? What are the poles? How are they used?
- Produce a piece of work that shows how magnets are used in everyday life. E.g. Fridge door. Try to include as many examples as possible.
- Ext. Which materials are magnetic? Can you explore around your house.
Use BBC Bitesize Magnets to help you.
Key words you could use: magnet, magnetic, forces, retract, repel, material e.g. plastic, wood, metal, glass.
I want to be WOWED! I can’t wait to see how you have got on.
Topic – Flow
This term we should have been learning about rivers in our topic ‘Flow.’ What can you find out about rivers in Britain? What is a river? How are they made? What parts of a river are there? Which is the longest river in the UK? Does Coventry have a river? What are the biggest rivers in the UK? Which cities do they flow through and around?
Use the websites below to find out all you can. You could present your findings as a report or fact file. You could include a diagram and mark them on a map of the UK. Perhaps you can tell us about a time you have visited a river in the UK? Did you go on a boat? What did you see and do?
Key words you could use: source, channel, banks, flood plains, erode, valley, gorge
Have fun learning. We can’t wait to see what you find out!
Week Beginning 15th June
R.E. Catholic Life
On Saturday 20 and 27th June we would have come together as a school and parish family to share in the special sacrament of First Holy Communion.
Your task this week, is to remember all the children who would have been making their First Holy Communion. You could design your own Holy Communion card using important images and symbols associated with it, write a prayer or find out more about this special sacrament.
Topic – Rivers around the World
Our topic this half term would have been ‘Flow,’ in which we would have looked at the features of rivers. Now you have learnt about rivers in the U.K. what can you find out about rivers around the world?
Perhaps you could write your own quiz and challenge your family with questions all about rivers? Can they name the river that flows through Paris? The longest river in Asia? The widest river in South America?
What wildlife do rivers support? Can you find out about different animals that live in different rivers around the world? Maybe you could create a set of trump cards about them?
Could you draw or paint a wonderful picture of a famous river such as the Thames, Nile, Danube, Amazon or Mississippi?
Be as creative as you can. We can’t wait to see your work!
Week Beginning 22nd June
Be a bird spotter!
Below are some of the birds you might spot in your garden or the park. Keep a tally of the birds that visit your garden during one day or that you see on a trip to a park. Now have a go at creating a bar graph of the number and variety of birds that you saw (below is an example of what it might look like).
Can you make up questions which someone else in your family will be able to answer from the information in your graph?
For example, 1) How many blackbirds visited the garden? 2) How many more sparrows were seen than magpies?
English – Writing Instructions
Watch the video which explains how to make rice crispy cakes.
You may need to watch it a few times making notes to help you remember the sequence and instructions. When you feel confident write a set of instructions for how to make the rice crispy cakes. Remember to write a title and use subheadings for ingredients, equipment and method. You may number the instructions and use time connectives such as first, then, next, after that and finally. Also remember to use adverbs as well as instructional verbs e.g. carefully pour, slowly stir etc.
When your instructions are written, have a go at making the rice crispy cakes using the instructions you have written. Make sure you have an adult to supervise you. YOUR ADULT MUST BOIL THE WATER AND POUR IT INTO THE PAN. Were your instructions clear? Did they include all the necessary information? Do you need to edit and improve them?
Share a picture of how your rice crispy cakes turned out by sending a photo to: [email protected]
Week Beginning 29th June
English- Reading – authors
Task: Produce an information sheet about your favourite author. Include information such as:
• Author’s name
• A simple biography (Include information such as when they were born, family, where they live, childhood education, later life/death, interesting facts, when they started to write books)
• Books by the author
• Why do you enjoy this authors books? (Think about the theme/message, character, setting, illustrations etc.)
• What is your favourite book by this author? Why? What is the book about?
• Write three questions that you would like to ask your author.
• You could even write your favourite author a letter and send it to them!
ICT – Keeping safe online
There are many fun and interesting things you can do using computers.
There are amazing apps, wonderful websites and great games to play on computers. It’s important to make sure they are safe before you use them. Use the websites below to find out about keeping safe on line.
Task: Produce a poster to help your friends stay safe on line. Include what is great about using the internet and what they should do to stay safe and if they see something that worries them.
Talk to your parents about internet safety and use the websites listed below to help you.
Think U Know
RE – St Peter & St Paul
Monday 29th June was the feast day of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Task: Research the life and work of St Peter and St. Paul.
1) Present, in whatever way you chose, five to ten interesting facts that you learnt about them.
2) Create a piece of art work to represent them. You may want to produce a poster, or even a 3D piece of art.
Week Beginning 6th July
Science- Why does it rain?
Do you know why it rains? Find out about the Water Cycle and how it works. What are the different stages?
Task: Draw a diagram of the water cycle and explain why it rains.
Why not have a god at making your own water cycle in a bag?
Find out how here
RE – Our class, Saint Padre Pio
This year our class Saint has been Saint Padre Pio. Think back to what you already know about him. Can you remember any of the miracles he performed or what made him such a special person?
Perhaps you could search the internet and watch a short film about his life or read more about his him. Now present what you know about him in whatever way you choose, perhaps a fact file, a biography or newspaper article. You could also write a special prayer which includes some of the teachings that were important to Saint Padre Pio, such as the importance of confession. You could also produce a piece of art work about Saint Padre Pio.
Key words you could use: Italy, piety, pilgrims, stigmata, confession, healing, canonized
We can’t wait to see how you present your learning!
Week Beginning 13th July
Transition – Reflecting on Year3
As we come to the end of the school year we would like you to spend some time reflecting on your time in Year 3. Think about all the skills you have gained and the knowledge you now have. What was your favourite part of being in Year 3? Perhaps there was a particular topic that you enjoyed such as Heroes and Villains or Gods and Mortals? Which experiences did you enjoy? For example, creating a Trojan horse or making your mountain range. Think about stories you have enjoyed and the steps you have taken on your Journey of Faith. Have you enjoyed leading Holy Time? Perhaps making the Sacrament of Reconciliation has been a real highlight of your year?
We would also love you to share your thoughts on your home learning experience. Were there any learning logs that you particularly enjoyed? Has lockdown given you the time to learn a new skill or perhaps you have discovered a new favourite author? Have there been challenges that you have overcome?
Task: Reflecting on Year 3 – You can present this in whatever way you would like. Perhaps a report or mind map? Maybe a letter to your future self, recalling your time in Year 3 or a poster advertising the great things that happen in Year 3.
We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and reflections on a truly memorable year! If you can, please email them to [email protected] We would love to read them!
Transition – New Teacher
Hopefully, in September we will all return to school and you will start Year 4. What would you like your new teacher to know about you?
Task: Write a letter to your new teacher telling them all about you.
Include information such as:
- Your name
- Significant people in your family, including pets
- What your teacher should know about you such as what you are good at and any worries that you have
- Your favourite subject and why.
- Your least favourite subject and why.
- What you enjoy doing at school.
- Your friends – who you work well with and who you should not sit next to
- Your hobbies/out of school activities
- Any questions that you may have
- Anything else that you think your teacher should know that may help you.
You could even draw a picture of yourself so that your teacher will recognise you!
Week Beginning 27th April
World War II
We are fast approaching the 75th anniversary of Victory over Europe, when the nation will join together to remember the service and sacrifice of the World War II generation then and now.
This week we want you to find out about World War II. In particular, which countries it involved, how long it lasted, what effect it had on people in Britain, for example rationing, evacuees. Perhaps you could also find out what happened in Coventry during World War II.
You can present this in any way you would like e.g. a fact file, timeline, poster, report, description etc.
We can’t wait to see what you have been able to find out.
Science – Rocks and Soils
Your homework challenge is to: find out about soil as we didn’t have a chance to learn about it at school.
- Find out what is soil. What is it made out of? What are the different types of soil? What type of soil do you have in your garden (if you have one)?
- Now draw a soil and label what you can see in it. Make sure you include what organic matter is.
- Produce a piece of work that shows how soil is made. Try to include as many examples as possible.
Key words you could use: soil, organic matter, plants, rock, peat, sand, loam, clay, dead plants and animals, twigs, erosion, decay, leaves
I want to be WOWED! I can’t wait to see how you have got on.
Week Beginning 4th May
VE Day Celebrations Friday 8th May 2020
This Friday is the 75th anniversary of Victory over Europe, when the nation will join together to remember the service and sacrifice of the World War II generation then and now.
What was life like in 1945? Perhaps you could make a war time recipe or learn some popular songs from that time? How did people celebrate the end of the war? Could you and your family have your own 1945 style celebration?
The websites below have some great resources and ideas to help you learn more.
We can’t wait to see what you find out and how you will remember this special day.
Science – Animals including humans; Food chains
- Did you know that animals, including humans cannot make their own food? Where do they get their food from? Find out by watching What is a food chain? and Food chains
- Create a poster showing three different food chains. Explain how you know that animals including humans cannot make their own food.
What does the arrow mean? Make sure you include the arrow in your food chains.
Key words you could use: nutrition, humans, animals, producer, consumer, predator, prey, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore
I cannot wait to see your fabulous food chains!
Week Beginning 11th May
RE- May is the month of Mary
May is the month of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Think carefully about what you know about Mary through the stories that we have focused on in school such as the annunciation, the visitation and the Christmas story.
Use what you know to produce a variety of work about Mary e.g. a retelling of a story, a poem, a biography or a prayer. You could write a diary entry as Mary after she learns that her son has risen form the dead, or perhaps a letter to her family after Jesus was born.
Perhaps you could produce some beautiful art work e.g. a drawing of Mary, a decorated version of the Hail Mary. Could you make your own set of rosary beads using beads, cut up straws etc.? Maybe you could go online and learn a new prayer or song about Mary?
The possibilities are endless. We can’t wait to see what you write and create.
Tribal Tales – Cave Paintings
This term we would have been looking at prehistoric artwork. You can find lots of information, photographs and videos of cave paintings online. How did they make these paintings and what do they show? What do they tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?
Perhaps you could look at a cave painting and write your own story or description to explain what it shows. Can you create your own cave painting?
We look forwards to seeing your creations and hearing your ideas.
Week Beginning 18th May
May 31st is Pentecost Sunday, when Jesus sent the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples after he had returned to heaven. Use your bible or online Bible to read the story of Pentecost, Acts 2: 1-4 – The story of Pentecost Acts 2: 14-36 – Peter Addresses the Crowd.
Below is a list of activities, chose one or more you wish to do.
- Retell the story as if you were one the disciples. What would you have heard, seen and be able to do. How would you have felt? How would you have been changed by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit? What work would you set out to do now?
- Research the Pentecost symbols of wind, fire, red and water. Draw a picture for each symbol and explain what they mean.
- Make origami doves.
- Make a paper windmill, wind sock or flag.
- Make a fire ribbon mobile.
- Bake a red velvet cake.
English – Write a story
Write your own story about your favourite Disney character. Describe the setting and character in detail. Use your building blocks to help you. Don’t forget to include the story structure of opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. Remember to plan your story starting with the problem as it makes writing it easier. Remember to use accurate punctuation and include some dialogue.