Year 3 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July



CONGRATULATIONS!

You have made it to the end of Year 3!



None of us predicted Year 3 would look like this but you have all come out the other side stronger than ever.

The skills you have gained from home learning and motivating yourself will put you in a brilliant position for your future.

You are all incredibly brave and resilient and you should give yourselves a big pat on the back! Give yourself a summer off! You have worked so hard and you deserve a break. What lovely things do you plan to do?

Here are some of the things we will be doing:

  • Having picnics


  • Reading (outside if the weather is nice!)


  • Playing board games


  • Spending time with friends and family (even if it’s virtually)


  • Having lie-ins!


  • Let us know what your plans are for your holiday. Whatever they are, make sure you do things that relax you and make you happy so you come back in September fresh and ready for Year 4.

    Rafiat and I are so proud to have been your teachers this year and can’t wait to see you all in your new classes in September. WELL DONE!



    An apology: Last week we didn’t wish happy birthday to Bella and Ayah! We are so sorry! Happy birthday to you two!

    This week (and for over the holidays) it’s happy birthday to Daniel, Nazneen, Ryley, King, Sophia, Myla, Saida, Zainab, Clara, Jack and Anthony!

    DON’T FORGET!

    For those of you who can, we invite you to drop into school on Wednesday 15th July (9.30 – 10.30 for Rafiat’s class; 11.00 – 12.00 for Kate’s class). You will have a chance to say goodbye to your teachers and teaching assistants, collect your gift boxes (full of exciting end of year goodies!), and have a socially-distanced meet up with your friends.

    Please note: Unfortunately, due to social-distancing requirements we cannot allow parents into the playground, so you will need to drop off and pick up your child at the Hopwood Road entrance at the allotted times.

    Kate and Rafiat.
    If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 3 Timetable.
    Monday: Revising subordinating conjunctions.

    Tuesday: Newspaper reports.

    (No English/Maths on Wednesday because of the in-school meet and greet!).

    Thursday: Revising word types



    Friday: (This is not on BBC Bitesize!) Summarise your experience of Year 3 in one paragraph. Think about the kinds of adjectives you might want to use.

    What stood out to you this year? How did you feel – is it all happy, all sad, or somewhere in between? You can talk about your friendships, the work, your time at home, your teacher... it’s up to you.

    This is a private activity. If you would like to share it with Kate or Rafiat please do, but mainly it is for you to reflect. Keep it in a safe place and you might find it interesting to look back at in the future.
    This week, we will be focusing on Measurements.

    Monday – Measuring Mass in grams (g) and kilograms (kg), Tuesday – Comparing mass, Wednesday – Add and subtract mass, Thursday – Measuring capacity and Friday we will look at some challenges.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    End of Term Transition Activities

    Getting to Know Your New Teacher

    You should now know who your new teachers are for September!

    Kate's Class:


    Rafiat's Class:


    Fill in this ‘getting to know you’ questionnaire to let your new teacher know a little bit about you!

    You can email it to them when you have finished:

    Zoe: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    Kul: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org
    End of Year Memories

    During these strange times we have learnt to adapt to a new way of living, which has been quite challenging but we have all handled it very well.

    Throughout this period, we have learnt new things about ourselves, explored a range of activities and have further developed our existing skills and learnt new ones.

    We want you to write down some of your best memorable moments, some of the things you have really enjoyed doing at home, or something new that you learnt. It can be anything!

    Design a poster or simply write down the different things you really enjoyed doing.

    You can use the ‘end of year memories’ sheet to support you with layout if you’d like.


    Join in the very first Faraday Virtual Sports Day!

    Head over to the page over here to find out what the challenges are... get your family, friends, neighbours and dogs involved and don’t forget to take photos film it!

    Moving to a new class can be a daunting experience as you anticipate the things that lie ahead in the year. But I’m sure most of you are managing these feelings very well as you have become accustomed to it as you have moved up through the school.

    We want you to write some things that you’re looking forward to next year, what you are worried about and any ideas on how we can find solutions to the worries. Use these sentence openers to help you.

  • I am looking forward to...


  • I am worried about...


  • Here are some solutions...


  • You can design it as you wish!

    Make a list of all the things you want to do over the summer. They should be achievable, as in things you might actually be able to do.

    Some ideas are:

  • Read a whole book


  • play football


  • Go to the park


  • Learn a new game


  • Practise a musical instrument


  • Eat a food you’ve never eaten before


  • Learn some words in a new language


  • Go for a picnic


  • See someone you haven’t seen in a while


  • Do some junk modelling


  • Paint or draw a picture


  • Skype a friend


  • Write a letter to a friend


  • Make a den


  • Bake / cook something delicious


  • Take your dog for a walk


  • There are so many more ideas! Make a list of things you want to do. Keep it somewhere safe and as you do each thing, tick it off the list.

    Try to get everything done before the end of the holidays!

    Week Beginning 6th July



    Welcome to Week 2 of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Lots of you haven’t sent your challenges to us yet! Please do as soon as you can (and definitely before Friday 10th) – we need to see them to be able to consider you for prizes!

    Throughout the Faraday Fortnight of Fun we would like children to complete a variety of challenges. These learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum.

    They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

    We suggest that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th June). But children can complete more challenges if they like!

    Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art x2


  • History x2


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! Families can enter by sending photos or videos of their child/children’s work to their teacher’s email address.

    The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge.

    Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    Accordion Sample DescriptionIf you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the suggested timetable.
    This week, we will be focusing on Shapes and Time.

    Monday – Drawing lines and shapes accurately, Tuesday – Recognising 2D shapes, Wednesday – Recognising 3D shapes, Thursday – Telling the time in 5 minute intervals and Friday – Weekly challenges.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week Beginning 29th June



    Dear families,

    As the end of the summer term approaches, we wanted to give the children some exciting learning opportunities that encourage their creativity and curiosity. Therefore, over the next two weeks, we invite all families to take part in our Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Throughout the Faraday Fortnight of Fun we would like children to complete a variety of challenges. These learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum.

    They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning, and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

    We suggest that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the next two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th June). But children can complete more challenges if they like!

    Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art


  • History


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! Families can enter by sending photos or videos of their child/children’s work to their teacher’s email address.

    The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge.

    Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    English this week should be quite fun as it’s all about exploring reading and writing and being creative. On Wednesday you will get the chance to have a go at a special challenge for National Writing Day!

    Monday: Reading and understanding texts

    Tuesday: Enjoying reading

    Wednesday: National writing day challenge

    Thursday: Creating characters

    Friday: A Midsummer Night's Dream Retold
    This week, we will be focusing on Geometry - properties of a shape. Monday – Turns and angles, Tuesday – Comparing angles, Wednesday – Describing lines, Thursday – Parallel and perpendicular and Friday – Weekly challenges.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week Beginning 21st June



    Hello Year 3, we hope you have had a good weekend. The rest of the term might seem a bit daunting now you have heard that you most likely won’t be back until September – we are trying to get in touch with all of you to have a chat so if we haven’t spoken yet expect a phone call very soon!

    Please don’t worry about being away from school for so long. Remember, most children (and some teachers!) are in the same position as you and so we will do everything we can to make the transition period easy and fun.

    From next week the learning will get a bit more relaxed which I’m sure you’ll be pleased about! Expect some exciting whole school projects and more music / sporting activities in the weeks to come...

    For now, keep up your hard work and keep sending us photos of what you’re doing!

    This week we’re wishing a very happy birthday to Halil, Sawin and Mariam! 🎂🎂🎂

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    English this week has a focus on rhyming and poetry! You will be looking at poetry on Monday, sound words on Tuesday and nonsense poetry on Wednesday.

    Thursday will be about a poetic technique called alliteration, and Friday will be your usual reading lesson: Slime by David Walliams.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    This week, we will be continuing our learning of fractions, focusing on adding and subtracting fractions. Monday will be on ordering fractions, Tuesday – adding fractions with the same denominator, Wednesday – Subtracting fractions with the same denominator, Thursday – Problem solving with adding and subtracting fractions and Friday – Challenges.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    For the last couple of weeks you have been learning about the River Thames and the River Nile. Today you will compare and contrast the rivers.

    Activity One

    Firstly, we would like to create a table to summarise what you have learnt already. For each one you will fill in a box to answer the question: “Did it help its people survive?” and a box to answer the question: “Did it help its country become rich and successful?

    Hints:

    For the River Nile think about what the land is like in Egypt and what the Ancient Egyptians used the river for.

    For the River Thames think about where the river connected to and what that meant it was useful for. Also think about whether the river always helped people survive – what used to be put into it?

    Use page 1 of the attached sheet to help you draw your table.

    Activity 2

    Secondly, we would like you to complete another table, this time titled ‘Similarities’ and ‘Differences’. You guessed it! You will have to think about what was similar between the River Nile and the River Thames and what was different. The previous table you created in activity one should help you in this...

    Use the second page of the same sheet to help you draw your table.

    Activity 3

    Finally, let us bring you back to the question we asked right at the beginning of this project.

    In what ways does the physical environment influence your community?

    Do you think you can answer this now?

    To finish the project, over the next few weeks we would like you to think about the answer to this question and, with help from a parent or older sibling, write a short essay (no more than 100 words!) to answer it.

    This is your very last challenge on this topic so work hard and try to use your best topic vocabulary. Please send us your writing to show us the hard work you’ve been doing.

    Good luck!
    This week we will be learning about artist Chris Ofili. Ofili’s work is particularly relevant at the moment because of the Black Lives Matter movement (the protests we talked about in PSHE last week) as he was the first Black artist to win the Turner Prize when he was only 30!

    Ofili’s work is inspired by lots of things including history, music and Black culture. He also uses his artwork to address difficult issues like racism.

    This page gives you an overview of who Ofili is and what his work is like:

    For your art challenge this week we would like you to choose one of the things that inspires Ofili and use it to inspire yourself! Maybe you could listen to your favourite piece of music and think about what it reminds you of, like this amazing picture:



    Or perhaps you could paint a portrait of someone (or several people) you admire, like Ofili did with these Black women.

    You could even do something inspired by the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s totally up to you to choose what you feel most comfortable with.

    Don’t forget to send us your finished work!

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    For PSHE this week you will be thinking about how to keep your body and mind healthy.

    Can you list 5 things you can do to keep your body healthy?

    Can you list 5 things you can do to keep your mind healthy? (Hint: for this one, think about things that make you happy or relaxed.)

    Some of the healthy things we do are good for our bodies, and some of them are good for our minds, but they all work together to keep our minds and bodies healthy and happy.

    To keep healthy, we need to do lots of healthy things every day. This will help your heart, your muscles and your mind. Your body will be stronger and your mind will be happier.

    Ready for the answers to the questions we asked earlier?

    Keeping your muscles healthy:

  • Exercise to keep your muscles healthy and strong.


  • Do a variety of exercises to use all of your different muscles.


  • Eat protein, like cheese, beans and eggs to build new muscles.


  • Stretch to make sure that your muscles don’t get too tight.


  • Drink water to keep your muscles hydrated.


  • Your muscles do not like you sitting down too much. Your muscles don’t like smoking, as smoke in your lungs means you find it more difficult to breathe and to exercise.

    Keeping your heart healthy:

  • Exercise to keep the heart muscles strong.


  • Relax to allow the heart to rest.


  • Eat a balanced diet to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need – try to eat a whole rainbow of food each day.


  • Eat sensible portions of food to keep a healthy weight.


  • Your heart does not like smoking, stress or saturated fat (like you find in junk food), as this reduces the blood flow to the heart.

    Keeping your mind healthy:

  • Sleep so your mind works properly.


  • Drink water to keep hydrated and make sure you don’t get headaches.


  • Consume energy (food) to keep your brain cells buzzing.


  • Exercise to release feel-good hormones into your body.


  • Spend time being active outdoors - being outside is great for our mental wellbeing.


  • Spend time with friends and do things that make you enjoy yourself and feel good.


  • Your mind does not like too much stress or anger. Some anger and stress is a natural human reaction but too much can stop you enjoying your life and harm your body.

    Activities such as yoga and mindfulness can help you cope with feelings of anger and stress. If you are feeling angry or stressed, talking to an adult you trust and asking for help is important.

    Time to do a little experiment:

    How does exercise affect how you feel?

    There is a sheet for this activity over here.

    (If you can’t print the sheet, you can draw your own table using the same headings.)

    1) Fill in the left hand column on the sheet, noting how the different parts of your body feel at the moment (when you are resting, not exercising.)

    2) Exercise until you are sweaty and out of breath, using either Joe Wicks or Kidzbop on Youtube. This should take 10-15 minutes.

    3) Fill in the right hand column of the sheet, noting how you feel after exercising. How is it different? How do you feel immediately after? What about a little while after - has how you feel changed?

    Exercise will make you feel tired initially, but it releases lots of feel-good hormones so when your heart rate starts to decrease you may start feeling more relaxed and proud of what you have achieved.

    As an extension, you could make a poster explaining what you have learnt about keeping your mind and body healthy.
    Buddhism: Meditation

    Lots of people, including you I’m sure, find certain positions more comfortable for listening and thinking. For example, lying down or sitting on an armchair. This to a lesser extent is a form of meditation.

    Meditation is not only practiced in Buddhism, but is practiced amongst other religions to regain focus and calmness. They use it for recalling their own teachings or reflecting on their beliefs and practice.

    Buddha found his special place, sitting at the Bodhi Tree meditating on the sufferings he saw and to find the meaning of life. It was in that special place where he found his enlightenment! The answers to his questions.

    Activity 1: Draw a special place

    We want you to think about where you would go to feel peaceful, quiet and safe. It could be anywhere, even if you have never been there before.

    Draw a picture/s of ‘My most peaceful/special place’ (you could use this as your title) and describe in a few sentences what makes this place special.

    Activity 2: Meditation practice

    In a meditation seating position, try to meditate and answer the following questions.

    1) How does this feel?

    2) How hard is it to cut out distracting sounds and sights around you?

    3) What do you think about?

    4) What are the benefits of meditation?

    Write down your feelings and responses.

    Extra: This a short video showing people visiting Bodhgaya, highlighting why it is a special place for them.

    Week Beginning 15th June



    Welcome to week 3 of Summer 2!

    We’re a bit disappointed the sunny weather seemed to disappear last week but hopefully it won’t be long before we can be out enjoying it again.

    This week in topic we are looking at the River Thames, in particular something called ‘The Great Stink of 1858’... are you interested yet? 😉

    In science you will be covering transpiration in plants and you have the chance to complete a cool experiment!

    For art for the rest of the term we will having a weekly focus on a particular artist. This week’s artist is David Hockney. Have a go at imitating some of his brilliant work on swimming pools!

    You will be continuing your learning on Buddhism by learning about the story ‘The Monkey King and the Mangoes’ and, perhaps most importantly, in PSHE you will be learning about tolerance.

    Good luck and have fun!

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    For Monday’s English you will be mastering those pesky inverted commas (speech marks)! On Tuesday you will be practising your dictionary skills. If you don’t have a dictionary at home you can use an online one – this is a good one.

    Likewise on Wednesday you will be practising using a thesaurus. Wordcentral also has a thesaurus feature, you just have to unselect dictionary at the top and select thesaurus before you search. On Thursday you will be exploring synonyms and antonyms (which aren’t as tricky as they sound) and on Friday you will have a reading lesson on Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    This week, we will be continuing our learning of fractions, focusing on equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions are the same value written in different ways. For example, 2/4 and ½ are equivalent fractions.

    Monday will be on drawing and discovering equivalent fractions, Tuesday – Simplifying equivalent fractions, Wednesday – Equivalent fractions, Thursday – Comparing two fractions and Friday - Handling data in football.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    Here’s a quick reminder from last week...

    We started thinking about this question:

    “In what ways does the physical environment influence your community?”

    Physical environment” means the things around us that are there naturally, for example mountains, fields, rivers and so on.

    Community” can have lots of different meanings, but we are using it to mean the way you and the people around you live.

    We are going to be doing a compare and contrast study that will take us a few weeks to complete. This week we will continue by reminding ourselves of our learning on the River Thames.



    You will try to answer two questions:

    1) How did the River Thames help London become prosperous (rich) and important?

    2) Did the River Thames always help people in London survive? (Hint: or did it make them less healthy?)

    In order to answer question one, we would like you to watch this video, stopping at 6 minutes in.



    Try to answer the following sub-questions:

    a) Which body of water connects the River Thames to mainland Europe?

    b) Why was this important?

    c) How did London become one of the richest cities in the world?

    d) Why did William the Conqueror build castles along the Thames?

    e) Why was Tower Bridge built with its bascules (the parts that can be raised and lowered)?

    To answer question two, watch this video: (It even mentions Michael Faraday – the person, not our school!) You can stop at 9 minutes 30 seconds.



    Try to answer the following sub-questions:

    1) What things did Victorian Londoners dump into the Thames?

    2) Why did they think this would be ok?

    3) Why didn’t that work?

    4) Was it safe to drink the water from the Thames in the 1800s?

    5) What disease was linked to drinking the Thames water?

    6) How did the weather contribute to the Great Stink of 1858?

    7) Why couldn’t the government ignore the problem any longer?

    8) Whose system fixed the problem?

    Well done for all your hard work today! We know this isn’t an easy lesson and there were lots of complicated words and ideas in those videos.

    If you would like to learn a bit more about the River Thames you can explore it in virtual reality over here!

    Next week, we will start comparing the two very important rivers you have been researching...

    Plants

    Let’s go back to spring term, remember we did some learning about plants before school closure. We missed a few topics in plants, so for the next few weeks we will be learning about the parts of a flower, pollination and life cycle of a flower.

    We know a lot about plants already such as the parts of a plant and their functions and what plants need to grow. We will need this existing knowledge to help us in this week’s learning and future topics.

    Watch these videos to refresh your memory on the following topics.

    Parts of a plant and their functions:



    What plants need to grow.

    This week, we will be learning about the process of water transportation in a plant. The scientific name is called transpiration. Water is one of the important components to ensure healthiness of a plant. We know that the roots absorb the water, but how does the water pass through the plant?

    Vocabulary: transportation, absorb, stem, observe, flower

    Observation experiment

    You are going to carry out an experiment to observe for yourself how water is transported.

    You will need:

  • A clear container – glass, vase, etc.


  • White carnations or daisies. You can get these from supermarkets


  • Food colouring of your choice


  • Water


  • Camera


  • Method:

  • Pour some water into the container


  • Add drops of food colouring of your choice into the water


  • Put one white carnation/daisy into the container


  • What do you think will happen to the flower?


  • Once you have completed the method, you are now going to watch the process of the plant absorbing water for 24hrs. Observe what happens by taking a series of pictures. You could take one at the start, take pictures every 3-6hrs in between and take the last one when you wake up the next day.

    If you are unable to conduct the experiment, here is the link to the same experiment.

    Write down your findings and the process of water transportation in a plant, in your own words.

    Have fun!
    Last week, we learnt about the story of the Buddha and the four sights that he encountered when he wanted to see the world. He meditated on these sights for many years and finally got an enlightenment. He realised that there was a way to end the suffering of the world.

    Following this, Buddha told stories to teach people about how they should live their lives. At times, these stories were often very challenging and not everybody could understand the meaning easily, or at all at the time.

    Read the story ‘The Monkey King and the Mangoes’. It’s an interactive story! You will find different religious books on the site. Click on Buddhism.

    You can also read it here if you don’t have Flash on your computer.

    Answer the following questions:

    1) What did the monkeys find?

    2) What did the Monkey King instruct his monkeys to do?

    3) How did the King come to know about the exquisite fruit?

    4) What did the King learn from the Monkey King?

    Key Question:

    How did the Monkey King, in his suffering, show compassion for others? Buddhists believe it is important to be kind and compassionate.

    We want you to record how people today show compassion for others, in your community or globally.

    Tip: You could think about how people cared for others during this pandemic.

    When you have finished the activity, you can read the story ‘The Elephant and the Blind Men’, on the same interactive website.

    Did you understand the message behind the story? Ask your grown up what they think the message means. Click on ‘more information’ for a better understanding.

    Good Luck!
    From now until the end of term, we thought we would feature one artist every week for you to learn about and practise their style.

    Today’s artist is David Hockney. Read this page from Tate Kids to find out about him:

    Do you like Hockney’s art work?

    If so, why?

    If not, why not?


    Once you have learnt all about him, we would like you to have a go at drawing or painting in Hockney’s style. You will need coloured pencils or paints as his work is often very colourful.

    Alternatively, some of Hockney’s more modern work uses an iPad. If you have an iPad you could try imitating some of Hockney’s iPad work.

    Use one of the paintings below to inspire you. You don’t have to copy it directly! Use your imagination and be creative.

    Good luck!





    Look at the way Hockney creates the waves and the splash in the water. How does he show that the trees, steps and building are in the distance?





    The lamp from ‘My Window’ and ‘No. 274’ (the pink sunset) were done on an iPad. How do you think he creates the different textures and perspective?
    Like last week, we have combined computing and PSHE into one afternoon.

    For computing use the activity sheet provided and this website (this week watch video 2).

    With your parent or older sibling, talk about what is OK share online and what is not ok.
    You might have seen a lot of important protests happening in the news these last few weeks.

    These protests are happening because there are people in the world today who are not tolerant of those who are different, in this instance black people.

    People who are seen to be different experience prejudice (being judged by others) or even discrimination (being treated differently because of how they look).

    Watch this clip of Elmo from Sesame Street talking to his dad about the protests:



    How does it all make you feel?

    Activity:

    We would like you to make a poster to explain tolerance. Your poster can be a really simple message, like the sign you saw in the video, or it can include a bit more information. It can be all words or words and pictures – it is totally up to you.

    Make sure your poster is eye-catching and its purpose is clear. Perhaps you could put it up in your window (with permission from your parents of course) to show your support for the protests?

    This is a really important message so we really hope you all manage to take part in this lesson!​
    We are happy to share some more learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

    The first learning video is about how aliens might view the world if they land during lockdown. It is aimed at children aged 7-10 years old.



    The second video is about speaking to your future self. It is suitable for pupils aged 8-11 years old.



    Thank you to everyone at the Blue Elephant for making these great resources available for the Michael Faraday pupils to enjoy 😊

    Week Beginning 8th June



    Hello Year 3!

    We hope you’re all well.

    This week we will be continuing with our Ancient Egypt topic and thinking about sun safety in science. This week’s art will remind you of a project we did at the beginning of Year 3! I hope your memories are up to scratch...

    It’s important that we know at this stage how you’re getting on with the home learning so if you haven’t already please email us to catch up – we love to hear from you!

    Be creative and have fun.

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    English this week is a lot of revision – don’t skip it even though you’ve learnt most of it before! We think you’ll be surprised at how much clearer things seem a second time...

    Monday will be revision on similes and metaphors, while on Tuesday you will be exploring fronted adverbials. Wednesday’s lesson is on apostrophes for contractions (boring but important!) and Thursday’s is apostrophes for possession. Friday’s lesson is a bit different this week as you will be practising your inference skills... do you remember what ‘inference’ is? Now is the time to find out!

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    This week we will be continuing with fractions.

    Monday – fractions on a number line focusing on sequencing, Tuesday – marking fractions on a number line above 1, Wednesday – finding a fraction of an amount, Thursday – non-unit fraction of an amount. Non-unit fraction is where the numerator (the number at the top half of the fraction) is greater than one. For example, ¾ and Friday – challenge of the week.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    Sun Safety

    We are now in the summer season! Yay! This means that we will be out enjoying the sun, going to the beach and parks more often. Although it is always fun being out in the beautiful sunshine, we have to remember to protect our skin, head and eyes.

    Design a poster which could be displayed on the beach/park, outlining the dangers of the sun and to remind people that they need to wear certain things to protect themselves from the sun. Include a fact file box for added information.

    Key features of a poster

  • Bold heading


  • Pictures


  • Fact box


  • Eye catching/bright


  • Below are the answers to your quiz from last week. Well done to you all for having a go!

    Question 1 Answer: B - No light

    Question 2 Answer: A - You cannot see at all

    Question 3 Answer: C - Light travels at 300,000,000 meters per second

    Question 4 Answer: B - Straight lines

    Question 5 Answer: C - 7 different colours

    Question 6 Answer: B - raindrops

    Question 7 Answer: A - generates light

    Question 8 Answer: C - Moon

    Question 9 Answer: B - Extremely dangerous and cause blindness

    Question 10 Answer: C - Eating fruit

    Question 11 Answer: B - Reflection

    Question 12 Answer: A

    Question 13 Answer: C

    Question 14 Answer: C - Transparent

    Question 15 Answer: B - Translucent

    Question 16 Answer: C - Opaque

    Question 17 Answer: A - Get bigger

    Question 18 Answer: B - Get smaller
    Do you remember way back in April when you were given quite a tricky question in a geography quiz?

    “In what ways does the physical environment influence your community?”

    Well... now if the time we start thinking about the answers to that. But first, let’s break down the question.

    “Physical environment” means the things around us that are there naturally, for example mountains, fields, rivers and so on.

    “Community” can have lots of different meanings, but we are using it to mean the way you and the people around you live.

    We are going to be doing a compare and contrast study that will take us a few weeks to complete. This week we will start by researching the River Nile. We will aim to answer two important questions that are linked to each other:

    1) How did the River Nile help people survive in Ancient Egypt?

    2) How did the River Nile help Egypt become prosperous (rich) and important?

    To help you answer question 1, watch this video. It’s fairly quiet so it may be best to use headphones if you can.

    While you are watching the video (remember you can pause it if you need to) take notes – that is, jot down the important points the video makes.

    As a guide, try to answer the following sub-questions:

    a) What is the weather like in Egypt? (Hint: what does it NOT do very often?)

    b) What is the land like?

    c) What the river provide apart from water?

    d) How did farmers bring water up on to the dry land?

    e) What does this mean farmers can do?

    This silly song adds some more information. Give it a watch and maybe sing along!



    To answer question 2, we would like you to take a look at this page, which you may have seen before (you can listen to the page instead if you click the link at the bottom).

    Try to answer the following sub-questions:

    a) What did the Ancient Egyptians sell a lot of throughout the Middle East?

    b) What was the mud from the river used for?

    c) Why do you think having building materials would make the Egyptians successful? (Hint: think about the kinds of things they built.)

    d) Why is it important that boats were able to travel up and down the Nile? What did this mean Egypt was able to do?

    Well done for all of your hard work this week – you have been excellent historical detectives! Next week we will be thinking right back to our topic from September... the river Thames!
    Next week we’re taking you back to September’s topic work, but this week we’re doing it for art!

    Can you remember the name of the artist we looked at all the way back in autumn term?

    That’s it – Claude Monet!

    Kate’s class even did a class assembly on him. You can see some of the photos from the class assembly over here.



    If you remember Claude Monet is famous for his impressionism style of painting, and we looked at lots of his work as well as recreating our own versions of his Thames series.

    This week we want you to have another go at Monet-style artwork but with the River Nile as your subject! If you look on google images (with your parents’ permission!) there are lots of beautiful images of the river Nile. Here is an example:



    We would like you to choose a landscape photograph (that means horizontal rather than vertical) and have a go at painting or drawing it in Monet’s style. We know not all of you will have paints so using coloured pencils is absolutely fine or even just doing a pencil sketch.

    Look really carefully at the photograph – which bits are shaded and which aren’t? Where is it dark and where is it light? What colours can you really see?

    Don’t just assume trees are green and water is blue! If you look very carefully in the photo above the trees are yellow in some areas and the water is pink, white and grey!

    Also using google images, have a look back at Monet’s work to remind yourself of his style.

    Take your time on this piece of art and remember, it’s your impression, so it doesn’t have to be picture perfect.

    As always, don’t forget to send us your finished pieces!

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    This week we have suggested you do computing and PSHE in the same afternoon as they are both short activities.

    Computing this week is about online safety, specifically about sharing images and videos online.

    We have a worksheet for you to complete over here.

    You can do Activity 1 on your own but it may be better to do it with a parent or older sibling if they’re available.

    Activity 2 can be done independently.
    For PSHE this week we’d like you to start by trying ‘star breathing’ (it’s similar to figure 8 breathing which you have done before). Try and feel calm before you complete the next activity.



    This week we want you to think about responsibilities. You can find the worksheet for this task over here.

    Responsibilities are things a person has to do, either for themselves or for other people. For example, one of your parents’ responsibilities is to look after you!

    In general, adults have a lot more responsibilities than children, because adults are older and can make decisions for themselves and others.

    As a child, what do you think your responsibilities are? ​

    What about your personal responsibilities, maybe around the house or towards your parents and siblings?

    Thinking about our responsibilities and reminding ourselves of how we help others can make us feel proud and happy. It can also remind us that sometimes we might forget our responsibilities, especially when we are angry or upset.

    Is it ok to forget your responsibilities once or twice?

    What about if you forget about them all the time?

    How do you think that makes your family feel?


    Think carefully during this activity and reflect on the things you do to support your family, and how they make you feel. Even though you might feel helpless sometimes, remember that you have some really important responsibilities towards your family. Try to remember them when you feel out of control.
    Buddhism

    In the next few weeks, we will be learning about the religion Buddhism. We will be focusing on some aspects of the religion such as their beliefs and teachings, the Buddha and how he changed people’s lives.

    This week we will start with the introduction to Buddhism.

    What is Buddhism? Who is the Buddha and why is he important?

    Read the Introduction to Buddhism presentation, which also includes the story of the Buddha to answer these questions.

    As you read, I want you to think about:

    1) What hard decisions did the Prince Siddhartha have to make to go to search for meaning?

    2) How hard might it have been for him to finally leave the palace and his family after he had seen the 4 sights?

    3) How might he have felt to see the four sights?

    Writing activity

    Based on these above questions, I want you to complete a short activity, start the sentence with ‘I think the hard challenges the Buddha had to face were...’ and explain why you think these were hard challenges by starting with ‘I feel... or I think...

    Extra Activity

    Using the breathing exercises from your PSHE activity, why not practice sitting quietly and think about someone who has helped to find an answer to a problem that you have seen in the world or that you have faced or problem that is a worry of today. You can imagine that you are Buddha reflecting on the problems and who has helped them.

    Week Beginning 1st June

    Is it June already?!

    We hope you had a very lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine as much as possible. It was lovely to speak to lots of you on the phone the week before half term, and as always we love to receive your emails and photos so please keep them coming!

    We know there are a lot of changes happening at the moment. Some of your parents might be going back to work, some of your siblings going back to school...

    We want you to know that throughout all this your health and happiness is absolutely our priority and we will always be looking out for you and listening to you.

    Please do take advantage of some of the PSHE activities we will be providing as they might really help lessen any worries you have.

    This week it’s a very happy birthday to Nylah, Harry and Faatihati!

    Stay safe and keep in touch!

    Kate: year3-b@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk

    Rafiat: year3-a@michaelfaraday.southwark.sch.uk
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday’s lesson this is week is about understanding the difference between fact and opinion, something that is very important when we are reading newspapers or magazines and watching the news.

    Similarly, Tuesday’s is about the difference between formal and informal language which is very important when you’re considering the audience of your writing.

    Wednesday’s lesson is a bit of revision on subordinating conjunctions, and Thursday’s is using your skills from Tuesday to create a formal report.

    As usual Friday’s lesson is a reading lesson, this time reading You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum by Andy Stanton.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    This week we will be focusing on fractions.

    Monday will be on introductions to fractions, Tuesday – identifying fractions shaded, Wednesday – unit and non-unit fractions, Thursday – tenths and Friday – challenge of the week.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday
    Last half term we became experts on light and shadows. We are going to take a quiz to discover just how much we know!

    Each question there are some possible answers and each answer has a letter, you will need to choose the letter beside the answer and write it on your sheet.

    You can find the Shadow and Light Quiz over here.

    Some are quite easy and others are a bit harder. If you’re not sure, give it your best guess. It’s the effort that counts! You will get the answers to the questions next week.

    Good Luck!

    If you haven’t yet, this is the time for you to showcase your shadow puppet theatre to your families. Remember to send us a video of your fantastic performances. We look forward to watching them.
    Before half term we shared with you some strategies to keep your mind healthy during these unusual times. Today we are going to add to your bank of strategies with some new activities you can do to help yourself feel happy.

    1) Superheroes! Draw yourself as a superhero – what are your special skills and powers? Next time you’re feeling worried or anxious, imagine using these powers to help you and others feel better!



    2) When this is over we will... Make a list of all the exciting things you’re looking forward to doing when everything is open again. You can do this on your own or with your whole family. These ideas can be as adventurous or simple as you like – even if you just want to go to Kaspa’s (I know I do!)



    Don’t forget to keep up your tummy breathing and writing down your thoughts as well.

    We hope this all helps you!

    This week we are going to be learning all about how the Ancient Egyptians wrote, using special symbols called hieroglyphics.

    Follow this link to read about what hieroglyphics were.

    (If you’d prefer to listen, you can scroll to where it says ‘Activities’ and listen to the recording of someone reading the page instead.)

    When you’ve done that you can find out a bit more by looking at this page, and having a go at the activities over here.

    We would particularly like you to do the activity where you write your name in hieroglyphs, creating something called a cartouche. A cartouche is an oblong, or oval, magical rope which was drawn to contain the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics that spelt out the name of a King or Queen.

    The "cartouche" can be found on Egyptian monuments and papyrus documents and the magical rope was used to surround the name and protect it.

    Copy the drawing of the oval on the BBC page and write your name in hieroglyphics (from top to bottom) to create your own cartouche!

    Here is a guide for you to follow:



    Once you’ve done that, have a go at writing a secret message in hieroglyphics and challenge a family member to decode it... or, send it to one of your teachers to decode!

    Have fun!
    This week you will be using all you have learnt about coding to create your own app!

    If you didn’t do unit 3b lesson 4 a few weeks ago, we recommend you do this first.

    1) Follow this link.

    2) Log in to espresso coding using: Username: student21455 Password: faraday

    3) Choose the middle option if three boxes pop up (Discovery Education coding)

    4) Click on Unit 3b

    5) Do Lesson 5 – Your own app

    6) Share your learning by clicking the purple ‘add to gallery’ icon.

    7) Add your name and year group to share.
    This week’s Spanish is on numbers 1-10. Practice the numbers by listening to the audios and repeat after each one.

    Once you are confident, teach a family member the numbers and see how many they can remember. If you know the numbers in Spanish already, then practice spelling them using the word bank to help you.

    Practice The Counting Song. Listen below and then sing the Counting Song and try to include actions as well.

    Here are the Counting Song lyrics to use for support.

    As an extra challenge, once you are familiar with the song, can you add cero [zero] into the song as well? Sing along and use the music to remember the words!

    Spanish English

    numeros numbers

    cero zero

    uno one

    dos two

    tres three

    cuatro four

    cinco five

    seis six

    siete seven

    ocho eight

    nueve nine

    diez ten

    Listen to the words

    Cero


    Uno


    Dos


    Tres


    Cuatro


    Cinco


    Siete


    Seis


    Ocho


    Nueve


    Diez

    You can view the archived Year 3 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.