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Amethyst Virtual Classroom

Below is a table with links to The Oak Academy, that reflect some of the learning we will be doing in school.

 

Subject

Link between Oak Academy and School
Geography Location, location, location!
Science Rocks and Soils

 

Y3 Amethyst Home Learning

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 2 - 3 hours

Ideally, every day we would like children to do the following:

 

English work - about 1 hour

  • Read independently or to an adult or older sibling for 20 minutes.
  • Spend around 20 minutes practising their handwriting, spelling or grammar using the template provided.
  • Spend the last 20 minutes completing an English task from the booklet provided.

 

Maths work - about 1 hour

  • Practice Times Tables RockStars for 20 minutes (if you do not have a log on please ask your teacher).
  • Spend around 20 minutes completing a maths mat provided.
  • Spend the last 20 minutes completing a task from the maths booklet provided.

 

Topic work - about 1 hour.

  • Complete one of our themed activities (Science, RE, Art etc.) found below.

 

Helping your child with home learning - what to do:

Reading

If your child is completing the reading scheme then please ask an adult or older sibling to hear them read their school reading book. If you do not have a school reading book, you can use a picture book from home or an online book.

Talk to them about what they have read, perhaps ask them questions such as: what does this word mean on this page? Can you think of another word that means the same? Which bit made you feel…….? How does the character feel on this page - why?

Listen out for them reading confidently, without having to sound each word out individually.

 

Writing

There is an English activity booklet which can be downloaded below. This contains a variety of English activities including comprehension, spelling work and writing prompts. You should aim to complete one activity a day.

If your child would prefer, I have also shared a website called ‘Pobble365’ (https://www.pobble365.com/) that has some lovely photos and questions to answer. You can click on the button at the top called 'pick a day' and choose a picture or do the one presented to you. Your child might choose to answer the questions as a comprehension task, or they could use a chosen picture as a writing stimulus to produce a story. Encourage your child to use exciting vocabulary to create a really interesting piece of writing and check their spelling carefully.

 

Maths

Please make use of Times Tables Rockstars and also Maths Shed online. If you need your passwords and logins, please get in touch.

 

Topic Learning

Science – Rocks and Soils

Learn about fossils and the people who discovered them using the pack provided. There is a challenge explained in the PowerPoint and an experiment too!

 

Music – Mood

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/zc7m7p3

How does music make you feel? Can you make a collection of songs that make you feel happy, sad, uplifted etc.

 

Computing – Esafety

Create a poster giving tips to adults and children about how to use computers and the internet safely. Consider also, use of mobile phones and how these need to be used carefully.

 

Art – Portraits

Using any art materials you have at home (pencils, crayons, paint etc) paint either a self-portrait or a portrait of someone in your family. Use the proportions guide to help you by watching the video link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3TikcVkFow

 

Alternative ideas (please feel free to use as needed):

Discovery Education

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Children can freely explore the resources in the KS2 section. There are activities for all areas of the curriculum with videos to watch and activities to play including Phonics and Maths resources. It is a closed site and safe for children to use without supervision.

 

Mini projects

What are you interested in? It could be linked to our topics or to another area of interest. Share it with your teachers in a mini project. You could:

  • Make your own comprehension question sheet about a book you have read for someone at home to answer.
  • Re-design the front cover of the book you are reading or write a new blurb.
  • Make your own quiz or puzzle.
  • Make a model.
  • Bake something.
  • Create a piece of art.
  • Tell us about your interests by making one of these: a PowerPoint presentation, a fact file, an information poster, write a story, a song or rap, a drama script, fact file flash cards.

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