Welcome to Hope class. In Term 4, our topic was "Epic Egyptians!" We really enjoyed finding out about Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, pyramids, hieroglyphics, gods, leisure activities and mummification.
Have a look at some photos below of our Egyptian Dance. We also had fun in Maths with some Pyramid Problem-Solving.
Our latest topic is: 'Romans on the Rampage!'
For children on the school reading scheme, we offer books that are decodable using their phonics learning. For free readers, there are a variety of fiction and non-fiction books available.
Please try to listen to your child read some of their school book at least three times each week. If you are able, take time to discuss the text, focusing on VIPERS skills which we use in school:
Vocabulary - discuss meanings of unfamiliar words;
Inference - use clues to discuss events or characters;
Predict - discuss what children think might happen next;
Explain - discuss why has the author made certain choices;
Retrieve - find information directly from the text;
Sequence - order events from the text.
You may like to listen to some of David Walliams' Daily Audio Books:
Oxford Owl - Free eBook library https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Collins - Free access to books online -
In English this week:
We are focusing on Determiners in our grammar learning this week. Here is a video that explains them a bit more. Children have seen this in school but it might be useful to recap when writing at home.
This video may be useful to give a more in depth recap if needed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdv59REiNZQ
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Activities and Games:
BBC Bitesize Games - A range of activities to complete: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p
Comma Castle - A great game where you have to use your grammar and punctuation knowledge: https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle
*NEW!* Improve your Spelling and Handwriting at the same time! Please find below some handwriting sheets of 'common exception words'. Choose your level of challenge: (Challenge 1, 2 or 3).
Practise your weekly spellings using a variety of methods from the KS2 Spelling Menu (see below).
You may also like to try some of the games on the Spellzone website: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-179.htm
Fractions on a number line:
Play 'Hit the Button':
Please remember to use Times Tables Rockstars regularly in order to improve your Times Tables knowledge and speed!
If you would like some additional Mental math's activities, you may like to visit: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
You can choose from different levels - Year 3 is Level 3. There are a variety of topics to work on. Select how long you would like to answer each question.
In addition, the excellent White Rose Maths have made available workbooks covering each individual area of the Primary maths curriculum. They are free to download from the White Rose website:
Below are links to our Hope Class quizzes that you can use to support your maths learning. These can be used alongside your Times Tables Rockstars or instead of your Times Tables Rockstars to complete your Niners challenge each week.
Addition and Subtraction up to 10
Up to 10
Up to 20
Telling the time
Quarter to Quarter past
To nearest 5 minutes
In Science this week:
We are looking at Forces. The children will be thinking of verbs that describe a force - pull, push, twist, kick, throw etc. We will then move on to think about how cars move on different surfaces. The children will be planning their own Science investigation to answer a question of their choosing. They will then record their findings.
In RE, this week:
We are continuing to look at our identity in our families and the roles that we play. We will also be beginning to look at the Hindu faith and what commitments and beliefs are important to them.
Optional Topic-Related Activities
Design and make an Ancient Egyptian theme park.
Make your own Egyptian pyramid/s.
Make some Ancient Egyptian honey balls:
Research how to mummify a tomato.
Design and make your own salt dough amulet.
Design and make a torch for Howard Carter to use.
Find out about Egyptian gods here: http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html
P.E. - Use GoNoodle to stay active with dance-alongs, yoga videos, mindfulness activities, and other awesome ways to move while reinforcing educational topics. Great news! Your family can make screen time active and play GoNoodle at home for FREE! https://assets-gnp-ssl.gonoodle.com/parent_invite_pdfs/gonoodle_parent_invite_en.pdf
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