Year 3 - Amber Class

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Amber Class Summer Term 1 — Week 1

Welcome to the Amber Class page.

Daily Activities:

  • TTRockstars
  • Year 3&4 spelling list -- practice words daily (concentrate on 5 at a time)
  • Additional times tables practice (Year 3 expectations are: 2,, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 10 times tables)
  • Amaven -- complete the Movement of the Day every day and try and complete the homework at least 3 times per week.

If you require additional work, please click this link and download the Year 3 resource pack:
W/C 20th April 2020

As this is Arts Week, our writing will be based on Andy Goldsworthy. We will start off with some Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar (SPaG) work and use this to help our finished piece. We will also use our topic work to help to develop our writing which will culminate this week with a biography of Andy Goldsworthy

Writing activity 1:
Complete the SPaG work on paragraphs.
Writing activity 2:
Complete the SPaG work on prepositions.
Writing activity 3:
Complete a plan for a biography of Andy Goldsworthy
Writing activity 4:
Draft paragraphs for your biography on Andy Goldsworthy.
Writing activity 5:
Write your final draft of your Andy Goldsworthy biography.


Maths work will predominantly be sourced from the White Rose Summer Term plans which not only follows the structure of maths used in school, but also has a full range of home learning material available. There will be additional tasks also provided below. The White Rose is available here
Activities for the work are available to download from the class webpage as well as an answer sheet — there are 4 lessons resourced for this week. On Friday, there will be another 'maths challenge' for the children to work on.

Day 5 task
Mrs Bird has sent out information regarding the TTRockstars World Record attempt. Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to use TTRockstars to get the best possible score you can. Good luck!

This week is our special 'Arts Week' and we will be looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Tasks will be updated daily and shown below:

Task 5
Natural Art Meets The Ancient Egyptians!
I would like you to create a piece of natural art today, but I want you to use the Ancient Egyptians as your theme. You may want to recreate an Egyptian God or the Great Pyramid of Giza — let your imagination run wild!

Task 4
The 'Big Build'! Andy Goldsworthy was know for creating large natural art pieces. Today, it's your turn! Read through the PowerPoint and you can use the two 'big build' sheets to help you plan. If you don't have the resources or opportunity to complete this, feel free to substitute in some work from the nature art challenge cards.

Task 3
Mrs Richardson has asked that the children complete a Wellbeing activity as it is currently Mental Health Awareness Week. I have attached the Resilience Passport that many of you will be familiar with. Please select and complete an activity of your choice.

Task 2
Complete at least 2 of the 'Land Art Challenge Cards'

Task 1
Who is Andy Goldsworthy? Today we are going to find out!
First of all, I would like you to complete the reading comprehension activity. After that, please read the Andy Goldsworthy fact sheet and the PowerPoint presentation. When you have read both of these, I would like you to write a mini-biography of Andy Goldsworthy using the attached template.


Ancient Egyptian Activity Book
For anyone wanting additional activities, I have compiled the optional Ancient Egyptians Activity Book available to download.

Our Topic

Our topic in Amber class for the Summer Term is the Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring the age of the Egyptians considering their way of life, the pyramids and their religion. We will look at what made these periods in history special exploring the discoveries and inventions. In D&T we will look at various ways we could construct our own pyramid and we will create our own hieroglyphics in art.

Throughout the term we will look at the book 'Demolition Dad' by Phil Earle. We will be researching and writing factual pieces about demolition, construction and machinery as well as using the book to inspire our own narratives. The children will be able to discover what could happen and show off their writing skills. Throughout this term we will be looking at editing and improving our work through ambitious vocabulary and use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. . Understanding the importance of sentence structure and the use of punctuation to develop the atmosphere in your writing. We will also be consolidating knowledge of spellings taught so far and continuing to use the Year 3 & 4 word list.

Throughout the term we will be covering the areas of fractions, time, geometry and measurement. We will use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use and explain why we have tackled a question in a particular way. We will continue our work on number place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication & division during our daily mental maths sessions.

In Science we will be considering Magnetism during the first half term, looking at forces of attraction and repulsion. After half term, we will move on to Light and investigating light & dark, reflection, questions of light safety and shadows. .

In P.E. we will split our sessions between skills based development and a sports session where we will use these in a game or performance setting. This term, our main sport focus will be Athletics, moving on to striking & fielding towards the end of the summer term.

In art, we will be investigating Art through the ages including hieroglyphics, mosaics and tribal art. We will also look at various techniques pioneered by famous artists, using these create our own landscapes of Egyptian settings as well as creating an individual cartouche.

Recorder lessons will continue on Thursday afternoons where children will now be working towards the goal of participating in the Musical Showcase which will hopefully happen later this term.

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