Year 3 Daily Tasks
During the school closure period daily tasks will be posted below. I will try to post a good range of activities as the days go on and children should complete them, alongside working on their learning packs that were provided by the school. I would also like you to remember to have some fun and spend some time with your family in this difficult time.
I wish you all the best!
PS - A big thank you for the lovely messages on Friday!
Monday 23/03/20 - For your first daily task I would like you all to start a diary of what you get up to each day. You could use an old notebook, some scrap paper or type it up on a computer/tablet. You should write 2 sentences per day or even more if you wanted. You could take some pictures of things you do and keep a record of what you get up to. This will be a period that we look back on in history and your first hand experiences will be useful.
Tuesday 24/03/20 - I hope you have all enjoyed setting up your Diary during this period of time away from school. It is the perfect place to get your ideas/thoughts down and helps you to practice your writing skills daily. Today I would like you to practice your times tables. In Year 3 you need to know your 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. I would like you to use objects to create arrays to show these times tables. Maybe work on some that you don't feel so good at. You could complete this activity outside if the weather is good. You can use any objects that you have around the house. Here are some examples of what I mean:
You can take photos or then use the arrays to help you create a times table poster that you can stick up around the house and practice daily. Please don't forget to to update your diary too!
Wednesday 25/03/20 - I hope you have created some amazing arrays to help you work on your times table knowledge. Today, I would like you to write a letter to someone who is a key-worker during this difficult time to thank them for what they are doing (examples of who to write to: Police, Fire, Ambluance, NHS staff, Medical jobs, post-office, delivery drivers, etc. The list really does go on!). You may even have a few questions to ask them. You could even find an address for them online and send it to their department - they would love to know that you are thinking of them as they continue working hard for our country. Think back to when we did letters in the Autumn Term to Miss Needham. Remember it would need to be formal (not too chatty) and it would need to be in your best handwriting. You will find a template that you can use underneath this section.
Don't forget to keep updating that diary. I would love to look at some of them when you are all back at school! I am missing each of you a lot - being a teacher is all about working with people like you. It is very strange to not be able to see you each day. I hope you are all continuing to stay safe, have lots of family time and remember to exercise and have fun!
Thursday 26/03/20 - For your daily task this Thursday I would like you to create a rainbow picture to display in your window at your home. It is something that I have seen a lot of today on my daily walk around my village. People are putting rainbows in their window as it gives children like you something to look out for when you are getting some exercise. It also reminds us of happy times and that it will soon be summer! It is all about spreading positivity! Here is a link to explain further and an example that I found today:
Once you have completed this task, you can update your diary and look at how to say the colours of the rainbow in German below:
Finally, you may also like to sketch something from your home, like we did in our last week with the new building at school - remember how to sketch effectively using your pencil and light lines. Maybe you could go one step further and use some colouring pencils or paints (if you have them) to create a masterpiece.
Again, I would like to remind you to make sure to keep up with your reading, your number bonds and your times tables.
Friday 27/03/20 - Your Friday task is based around what your new topic would be in the Summer Term. Fingers crossed you can share some of this learning with your new teacher when you return to school. I would like you to research and find out facts about the Egyptians. You might use website or books if you have any. Interesting things to search for include: Canopic Jars, Egyptian Pharaohs, Egyptian Pyramids and Mummies. You can present the information that you find in a fact-file or poster or maybe create a piece of art-work or creative writing. This is an open-ended task that can be made to suit you. Be creative and see what you can learn about this very interesting topic. It is one of my favourite topics!
Don't forget to add to your diary. I went for a long walk today and I have started the fun job of writing your reports.
Monday 30/03/20 - Hello team, I hope you had a brilliant weekend! For your daily task today, I would like you to start to write a short story by picking one of the sentence starters that I have provided for you in the resources section underneath. I have given you the first sentence to an exciting story that I would like you to complete. I would like you to plan it first, using the story mountain planning sheet (see below). Once you have mapped out the beginning, middle and end of your story you can then begin to write it. This may take you a couple of days - Rome wasn't built in a day! Remember we have just learnt how to use dialogue and the 'speech sandwich' so maybe include some of that. Don't forget the basics - capital letters, full stops, finger spaces. Try and add some amazing features too - exclamation marks, similes, awesome adjectives, alliteration, vary your sentence openers and vary the length of your sentences/use paragraphs. Show the people at home how far your writing has come! Don't forget to also keep updating your diary. They will be a useful insight into what you got up to during this strange time away from school. Keep reading and practising your times tables too! The hard work will pay off, I promise.
PS - I hope you are all doing ok. I am sure you are doing a fantastic job! I am proud of each and every one of you for keeping calm and carrying on. You guys are great!
Tuesday 31/03/20 - Today I would like you to finish your story from the previous day and REMEMBER the most important thing to do when you are done - PROOF READ. Get a different colour, just like we do at school, and perfect your story, make it 10x better. Think about adding in more detail or an exciting adjective or simile. Once you have done that I would like you to work on some money word problems. You may have some coins about the house that you could use to reinforce your learning. You can find differentiated challenge worksheets below. Choose one (Hot, Extra Hot or Spicy) and work your way through the questions. Remember there are 100 pennies in a pound and remember the pound sign comes first when writing the final amount if it is large enough. For example 25p + 75p = £1.00p. Good Luck!
Wednesday 01/04/20 - HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!
For today I want you to do a music based task. It is the 'Can't stop the feeling music challenge' - Have you heard of it? I've been made aware of this challenge by an Aylesbury group of Headteachers. Local schools are planning a musical performance at 11am outside on Friday morning, singing along to JT's 'Can't stop the feeling'. It seems to be going viral! All you need to do is practice the sign language actions and the words to the well known song by using the youtube clips below. Then on Friday morning at 11am, you can perform it outside your home, in your garden or from your window, knowing that lots of other school children all around you will be joining in! I might even be able to hear you where I live, so sing it loud and proud! Keep re-visiting the videos to learn the actions and the words. Pretend it is for one of our 'Wednesday Worships' or a school assembly! Maybe you could even record yourself performing it and send it in to the school office. I would love to hear/see some!
Youtube Singing Clips:
Thursday 02/04/20 - I hope you have been working on your signing/singing for the performance on Friday! Remember to share a video with the school on our Facebook page or send an email to the office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Today I would like you to choose one of the following arty tasks to complete. I think they are both for fantastic causes!
1. Thames Valley Police have loved seeing all of the rainbow pictures around on their patrols. Well done for making one earlier on in the week! TVP would like to invite all children to design a poster giving people advice on how to stay safe during COVID-19. All submissions must have a rainbow included on them somewhere, prizes will be given to the best entries and the deadline to enter is Friday 10th April 2020. To enter, you can take a picture of your finished poster on a tablet/phone, attach it to an email and send the email to AylesburyWestNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
2. The NHS Nightingale would like to decorate their new wards in the Excel centre in London and need your help! They want to make them bright and beautiful. Draw something colourful and cheerful that can be displayed in the new hospital ward. Please note that the pictures need to be A4 so they can be laminated for infection control purposes.
Please send your finished masterpieces to:
Rainbows for Nightingale
59 Sutherland Grove
Remember, you can send in pictures of your fantastic entries to email@example.com so I can take a look too! Don't forget to also update your diary - I am sure it is now brimming with lovely things that you have been up to and interesting thoughts/feelings. Also keep on top of your times tables, keep practising them daily and make sure you are reading. If you are reading anything interesting let me know!
Tomorrow evening I will be posting a youtube video on our brand new Kimble channel that will have Friday's daily task on it and a message from me, as it will be my last post before the Easter holidays. I will post all the details here when it is done and Miss Needham will also email parents when it has been uploaded. I'm excited to be a Youtube celebrity!