Somehow, strangely, we are looking ahead to our final week of the academic year. This will be the last Home Learning blog from us. We really appreciate the effort that you have all put into Home Learning and would encourage you to revisit our past blog posts over the summer to undertake any missed activities. Oaks Academy is also continuing and lessons remain live too.
To mark the end of Year 3, we are going to have a final Sum Dog competition to find the ultimate, ULTIMATE champion class. Lions and Hippos are tied on one win each, so this is the tie-breaker. You have from Monday until 3pm on Friday. Good luck!
So… here is your final Home Learning of 2019/2020!
WELL BEING: Continue with mind yeti.
Try one or more of these activities once a day for the next week.
- Lie with your back on the floor and place a soft toy on your tummy. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply and try and concentrate on the way your toy rises and falls with your breathing.
- Choose a subject to focus your thoughts or simply write about whatever arises in your mind for 5 minutes.
- Take a walk and concentrate on teha ct of walking. What movements foes each leg perform in each stride? Which part of your foot hits the ground first? What does the ground feel like underneath your shoe/foot?
- If you have any worries – write them on pieces of paper. Then when you’re finished, rip the paper up and throw them away – throwing your worries away with them
- Blow bubbles – concentrating on the way they expand and then float away.
We’ve really enjoyed hearing all about your family time during lockdown. Sometimes, when we spend a lot of time with the same people, we can get on each others nerves. Try the following activity as a way of reminding yourselves and your fabulous family, how much you love them.
- Draw round your body or draw the outline of your family member on a piece of paper. Fill that paper with all the things you love about that person and give it to them to read. Encourage all the people you live with to do this for each other. We bet it’ll put lots of smiles on your faces.
Here are some fun Chinese craft ideas to end our china topic!
Chinese slat book-
Please find attached a selection of word searches full of commonly misspelt words. Find the best word search for you and complete.
Challenge- can you now create your own word search of words that YOU find tricky to spell.
Please find attached Cameron’s conjunction challenge to complete. Remind yourself of what a conjunction is and underline all the conjunctions on the sheet.
Challenge- can you create your own sentences using a conjunction?
Watch the video on the link below:
A young boy builds himself a rocket and sends himself off to Space. He lands on a far away planet. His spaceship breaks down, a friendly alien lands and he breaks down too. The little boy parachutes to earth to get some tools to fix the ship. He gets back by way of a huge ladder, fixes the machines and then they both fly off.
Choose one or more of the following writing opportunities:
- Write a diary/recount of the adventure in the video.
- Build a rocket and decide where it is going – write your own adventure story. Maybe you could film the story yourself.
- Write a holiday brochure page for their destination.
- Write dialogue between the boy and the alien.
- Write a description of the alien or the strange place in which they land.
Skills you’ve learnt in year 3 that you could use:
-High level vocabulary (using a thesaurus to choose specific and relevant words)
– Descriptive language – expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphors, alliteration.
– Speech – correctly punctuated and a variety of words for ‘said’.
If you prefer to use the Oaks Academy lessons-
Lots of you have been cooking and baking at home over these last few months so we think it’s really important to be able to accurately read scales and measure carefully.
GIRL ON A HOUSE ON A DRAGON
- What happened before this picture?
- How did the house get on top of the dragon? Who tied it onto the dragon’s back?
- Is the dragon happy about this?
- How do the girl and the dragon know one another?
- Why is the girl sitting on top of the house and not inside it?
- Is anyone else inside the house?
- Where did the kites come from?
- Where are the girl and the dragon going?
- Why are they travelling in this way?
- Give this picture a more interesting title.
Challenge: Compare this picture with the picture below titled ‘Best Friends’.
What’s similar and what’s different?
Which image do you prefer and why?
Does the dragon belong to the boy, or does the boy belong to the dragon?
Religious Education – Miss Honeywell
As we approach the end of the school year and consider our journey in faith towards God, now is a great time to reflect upon each of the Sacraments that form a special part of this journey. Please choose ONE of the seven Sacraments below: Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick.
With your chosen sacrament, have a go at ONE of the following tasks…
- Write a prayer or poem about your favourite Sacrament. How could you ask for God’s blessing and guidance throughout your Christian journey? Describe how you would feel during the Sacrament.
- Create a stained glass window to represent the key symbol(s) of your chosen Sacrament. What do these symbols mean and why do you think that they are they important?
- Can you find any photographs at home from when you or a family member took part in any of the Sacraments? Discuss what the experience was like and what you can both still remember.
- Make a set of game cards to help you remember each of the sacraments (e.g. Snap, Pairs, Dobble) and how they are similar or different to one another.
- Are there any special garments or items of clothing that you would wear when taking part in your chosen Sacrament? Design an appropriate outfit – which colours or details would be suitable?
- Research how your chosen Sacrament is celebrated across different churches and countries. How do the celebrations compare to each other? Is there anything that surprised you?
Music from Mrs Sumba
Think back over the past school year which started in September 2019. What can you remember doing? Make a list of these things.
Now think of a tune you know well.
Using this tune and the list you have written, can you compose a song about this school year? Perhaps you could record yourself singing it.
Science from Miss Stapley
Spaghetti Towers https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/spaghetti-towers – to watch the video
- Make a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.
- Experiment with the construction of your tower to find out which shapes are best for building with.
- Learn why some shapes are more stable than others when you build a tower. https://www.rigb.org/docs/spaghettitowers_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for the full information on the activity and questions to ask your child(ren)
You will need:
Packet of spaghetti (uncooked) • Packet of marshmallows
What to do:
Challenge a child or children to use marshmallows (whole ones or pieces) to join lengths of spaghetti together to make the tallest tower possible. You could start by building a simple cube and seeing what you need to do to make a taller structure that remains standing.
Going Further challenge:
- Instead of building a tall tower, you could try to build the strongest bridge from spaghetti and marshmallows.
- You could limit the amount of spaghetti and number of marshmallows to make the task more difficult.
- You could give children a budget with which to ‘buy’ spaghetti and marshmallows and make the ‘cost’ of the tower another element they have to consider.
- Try out this interactive ‘shapes’ lab to see how forces affect different shapes: http://bit.ly/ShapesLab