Welcome back after half-term. We look forward to seeing you at our ZOOM meetings today (Year 3 at 10.00 AM and Y4 at 1.00 PM) Please tell us about your favourite moment from last week and bring a pencil and some paper.
Housman Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Housman Year 3 Zoom Meeting
Time: Feb 22, 2021 10:00 AM London
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Meeting ID: 928 9687 2730
Morning Activity: Mindful Colouring- Bubbles of Gratitude.
As you colour each bubble, think of something that you are grateful for. It could be something big or something very small, something that you experience often or something that has just happened once. Thinking of these things helps make us feel calm and happy.
Click here for colouring sheet- bubbles of gratitude.
SPaG : Varying our sentence starts.
Before half-term you did some work on adverbs. Please use the adverb mat below to help you write some sentences that start with adverbs. Make sure that you put a comma after the adverb. Don’t forget that we are working on improving our presentation and using interesting descriptions. EG Slowly, Roger opened the large, wooden, creaking door. Your sentences can be as imaginative as you like.
As a guide, everyone should aim to write at least 4 sentences. We would expect Year 4 to write 10 sentences and Year 3 to manage 8 sentences.
Click here for a list of adverbs.
Comprehension: Rushing Rivers
Lesson 1- To identify features of a non-fiction text.
We will explore a non-fiction text with a teacher from the Oak National Academy. The book is all about rivers which will help us with our Geography project this term.
Most of the work can be done verbally, but Year 4 should try to make notes guided by this worksheet.
Year 4 click here for sheet – Notes Rushing Rivers Lesson 1
Click here for Video – Rushing Rivers- lesson 1- to identify features of a non -fiction text.
Alternative Comprehension for children who have support. “BAT FACTS”
I wonder how much information you can recall about bats from our work sheet the other day? Look at this book “Bat Facts” from Oxford Owl’s Word Sparks series (oxfordowl.co.uk) and then make a quiz about Bats. Try to write 3 questions and I will try to answer them.
click here for the book “Bat Facts”
Warm Up: Converting between measures.
Please write these as neatly as you can in your book.
1 cm = …………mm. ………… cm = 1 m. …………….mm = 1 m.
7 cm = ………..mm ………… cm = 7m. ……………… mm = 7m.
17cm = ……………mm ………….cm = 17m ……………….. mm = 17m.
Main Activity: Measure and calculate the perimeter of rectangles in centimetres and millimetres.
We will work with guidance from the teacher at Oak National Academy on KS2 Maths, Area and Perimeter. This will give us a chance to revise our work from White Rose maths lessons. We will use our knowledge of converting between units of measure and adding lengths to calculate the perimeter of shapes.
Click here for maths lesson 1-measure and calculate the perimeter of rectangles in centimetres and millimetres.
Alternative maths activity for children who have support. Exploring 2 digit numbers
This sheet makes up 2 digit numbers using arrow cards which we use in school. Arrow cards help us to split up a number and understand what it is made of. EG 34 is made up of 30 and 4 and 17 is made up of 10 and 7.
Click here for alternative maths activity – 2 digit numbers
Please read by yourself or to another family member. for about 15 to 20 minutes. Perhaps you could create a “Reading Den” ? You could find a quiet corner in the house to snuggle up in or use sheets or blankets to create a small tent. We would love to see a picture of your den.
Art: Make a Colourful Tessellating Design.
Today we are exploring a Dutch Artist called M.C. Escher. He was fascinated by the creativity of Maths. He explored symmetry and various types of reflection to create amazing designs. There is a tutorial for a tessellation art project. At the beginning it shows some of M.C. Escher’s designs. Please make a design of repeating shapes that fit together and add some colours. Please put your final design into your book as we would love to see it.
Click here for a tessellation art project video
PE: Keep Active.
It was amazing to see so many fantastic “100 challenges” before half term. You sent in videos and photos of trampolining, scoring goals, cycling round a circuit and running round a coffee table. You are all working very hard at staying active. Please use this PE session to get outside and be active for about 20 minutes in any way that you love. Perhaps take a photo and put it in your home learning book?
End of Day Activity: Create a Monster Game.
For each game, roll the dice 5 times. Every time you roll the dice, you should copy the body, eyes, mouth, arms and finally legs that are shown on the grid. This should create a unique monster. Add some colours if you wish. Repeat the game and make another Monster. It should be very different to your first one. Keep going until you have drawn a little family of monsters in your book.
(If you don’t have a dice, choose a body, then some eyes, a mouth, some arms and finally legs to create a monster. )
Click here for the monster game sheet