Year 3 - Amber Class

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If your KS2 child is feeling anxious about the current situation, it may help them to watch this video, from an education and neuroscience consultant, about understanding why we become anxious, and becoming a Neuro-Ninja.

Welcome to the Amber Class page.

Over the coming weeks, work will be uploaded daily to be completed. However, there are some resources (which you will find on this page) that can be used daily.

Reading Challenges — there are a lot of challenge cards in this pack! Please complete 1 a day.
TTRockstars — to be used daily.
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:
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Ideas to support your Year 3 child:

Read everyday
Write book reviews for the books you finish (offer opinions then explain the 'why')
Practise spellings from the Yr 3/4 words list and put them into sentences
Practise times tables
Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and รท)
Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
Tell the time to the nearest minute.

Activities to complete over the next week:

English
We will be exploring the Rainforest starting on 26.3.2020 for five daily sessions.
Task One
Research fabulous facts about the Rainforest. Present your research through drawings, fact files or in note form. You choose!
Task Two
Question time
Discover the features of a rainforest habitat. How much rain does a rainforest receive each year? Which animals make their homes in the rainforest? What portion of the Earth's land surface does the rainforest cover?
Task Three
Reading
Learn about different kinds of creatures that live in the rainforest and the conditions that they require of their habitat using National Geographic Kids' Science primary resource sheets.
Task Four
Writing
Plan a non-chronological report about the rainforest. You must include a title, an introduction, sub headings and clear sections.
Task Five
Write a non chronological report about the Rainforest.

Task Six
Collect adjectives ( cool, earthy, towering) and create expanded noun phrases (tall, towering trees) to describe the rainforest setting.

Task Seven
Use the words and phrases collected yesterday to write a story opening describing the rainforest setting.
See attached modelled example.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/15-cool-things-about-rainforests/

Free Writing Friday with Cressida Cowell
All you need is a notebook and a pencil to draw and write just for the fun of it. Read Cressida Cowell's Top Tips for developing creativity and imagination.

Maths
We will be exploring fractions starting on 26.03.20 for five daily sessions. Click on the link below. Go into Year 3 and find five maths challenges and resources related to fractions. Complete one lesson each day for five days.

A further five maths challenges have been added onto the White Rose link. It is called Year 3 Week 2 Fractions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Three MyMaths tasks have been added to reinforce and develop your knowledge of fractions.

Play a Super Mover times tables video each day for the next five days.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Topic
Task 1
Pinpoint the location of Rainforests in the World. Highlight or label the position of rainforests on a map or in an atlas. Photograph and send in to show your class teacher.
Task 2
Create a tourist information advert to persuade people to visit the rainforest.
Art
Create detailed sketches of animals that you might find in the rainforest.

Music
Complete recorder practise and perform a piece for your family.

French
Learn a French song and sing it to your family e.g. Frere Jacques.

Religious Education
Watch and discuss: Is Easter a happy time, sad time or both? Consider how the different characters (Jesus, Mary, the disciples) would have been feeling at that part of the story.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-christian-story-of-easter/zhgv47h

Our Topic

Our topic in Amber class for the Spring term is The Rainforest. In this theme the will children learn about what a rainforest is and where in the world they can be located. They will learn about: the rainforest itself including climates, weather and the 4 different layers; about deforestation and its impacts on people and places; about different plant and animal life that can be found in the rainforest and about people that live in rainforests.

During STEM Week, children from Sapphire Class joined forces with Amber Class to complete the Eggernaut Challenge. We looked at designing a new protective case for eggs then tested our designs by dropping the capsules from the top of a ladder!

English
This term, we shall be basing our English work on fairy tales, in particular Rapunzel. We will look at various versions of the tale (including Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales) and use these to help us to strtucture and write our own fairy tales. We will also be writing non-fiction pieces based around famous towers and writing comparison pieces about different towers that have been biult in the world. We will also use the book Towere to the Sun to help to inspire our poetry and Trapped! to help us to write a piece of writing full of suspense!

Maths
Throughout the term, the children will be working on their understanding of multiplication & division, money, statistics, measurement of length and perimeter and fractions. Children will not only learn techniques to answer questions on these areas, but will also be asked to solve problems and to justify their reasoning. They will also work on mental arithmetic and times tables recall with daily mental maths sessions.

Science
In Science, the children will continue their studies of biology. Throughout the term, our Science topic will be Animals where we will look at diet & nutrition along with the skeletons and muscles found in mammals.

P.E.
In P.E. the children will be engaging in swimming lessons on Wednesday at Nantwich Swimming Baths. We will also continue with PE sessions once a week where we will alternate between skills sessions (where the children will learn specific techniques) and sports sessions where they will be able to put new skills into practice.

Creative
Much of our creative work will be linked to our Rainforests topic. Children will learn about the techniques pioneered by famous impressionist artists and use these to create images from the Rainforest. In Design & Technology, children will continue to make their own working excavator models and Music sessions will continue with Recorder lessons on Thursdays.

Computing
In computing, we will be focussing on using applications and programs to present, edit & improve our work. We will use ICT to display and present our work in various formats, then become familiar with networked locations and how to navigate them.

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