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BADGER CLASS: YEAR 3 & 4

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Please go the Home Learning Class Page for New Home Learning Resources

I will leave any previous links and uploads here, while new material will be added to the Home Learning Page.

School Closure - Home Learning

Please find below links and resources for home learning activities . The Badger Class Home Learning Letter is also available to view below.

Those of you with children in Rabbits, might have been enjoying the 30 Day Lego Challenge, so I have found a more challenging one for Badgers attached below! 

LITERACY

Please use the links below to support your child's literacy learning.

I reccommend the children accessing Pobble 365 everyday as their starting point. This will enable them to practise a range of important literacy skills, such as sentence formation, comprehension and correct punctuation. 

Please do encourage your child to check and correct their spellings and punctuation. 

National Curriculum Expectations Uploaded Below: 

  • Punctuation and Grammar Expectations for All Year Groups
  • Spelling Word List for Year 3/4

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

NEW: Please do take a moment to look through the Spelling and Word Recognition Home Learning Activities booklet below. There are ample suggestions for independent activities, pair games and adult led opportunities.

Other activities for spelling practice:

  • 'Squeebles' app  - you can type in your child's own spellings to practise as well as access a pre-saved set of tests to practise the statutory year 3 and 4 words show in the document above. There are other squeebles apps which can be used to practise times tables and othe areas of the curriculum.
  • Pens on Fire - I put a copy of this sheet into your child's home learning folder. Your child can draw up their own copies of the sheet to continue to use this extremely helpful resource. I have also saved a copy here.

This week we started looking at the prefixes anti, auto-, -super and inter-. The prefix -auto is one that often provides more of a challenge to spell correctly. 

The activities below will provide more practise in forming and applying these prefixes.

LIteracy Activities to Support Reading Comprehension Skills and Writing

Lots of activities and games in the 'Let's Upwrite!' powerpoint saved below. This is particularly useful to those children who need to be further challenged to 'up-write' by including adventurous adjectives, powerful verbs and more specific nouns.

www.pobble365.com

www.pobble365.com

This is a wonderful website which provides a new picture stimulus each day.

Each day the children are provided with:

  • Story Starter from which to continue their own story.
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Sentences to Fix
  • Writing Challenge
  • Additional activity such as drawing challenges.
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www.literacyshed.com

https://www.literacyshed.com/home

Scroll down the main page and you will find different areas to click on.

'The Fairytale Shed' would be a good area of focus at the moment as it fits with our current learning journey of magic and fantasy.

You can select a short film stimulus for your child to watch. Below the clip you will find a range of related questions and activities that your child can answer/complete. These range from comprehension style questions to writing or art activities.

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CREATE A GUIDE MAP OR LEAFLET FOR A STORY SETTING:

Read the extracts below taken from 'The Wolf Wilder' and 'The Explorer'. Then complete the following activities for one of the extracts:

1. Explore the Story - follow the instructions on the sheet below. Make notes about the setting, thinking about the weather, transport, landscape.

2. What Makes a Good Story Setting: use the word wall to help you decsribe the story setting, what techniques the author has used to make you want to read it, and the way it made you feel.

3. Create a guide map or leaflet as if it were for visitors to the story setting.

MATHS

I will be adding more details here soon about the National Curriculum maths coverage in years 3 and 4.

The children's mental arithmetic is the most important aspect of maths to aim to develop or maintain in preparation for their return to school. This will enable them to access the wider maths curriculum when they return. 

Times Tables:

The resources below will support your child with recalling and retaining their times tables.

Most children are currently working on their Times Tables Olympics. Each child knows which stage they are working on, so do please ask your child which sheet they need. For those who have been awarded their Platinum Olympic Award, they will be ready to attempt the Rocket Maths Challenges which will be uploaded shortly.

An additional place to practise this is: http://timestables.me.uk/ 

You can also print off multiplication grid exercises suitable for your own child at http://www.mental-arithmetic.co.uk/multiplication-grids-pdf-generator.htm

  • By the end of Year 3 all children should be able to recall their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables, including the division facts.
  • By the end of Year 4 all children should be able to recall their times table up to 12, incuding division facts.

Addition

A set of downloadable sheets which can be worked through from the screen or printed: http://www.mental-arithmetic.co.uk/Year-3-and-Year-4.htm

Fractions

Divide the number by the denominator, then multiply by the numerator to find fractions of a number: http://www.mental-arithmetic.co.uk/Fractions-of-a-Number.htm

Missing Number Problems

These are good for making links between inverse operations (such as multiplication and division).

http://www.mental-arithmetic.co.uk/Missing-Number-Problems.htm

The missing number pyramids sheet below is a great challenge for those in Mindblowing group. Each upper block will have the total of the blocks below. Fill in the missing numbers in each block.

SCIENCE

Our Science topic this term is Forces and Magnets. Please see below for activities and investigations your child can complete at home. Most of the investigations will be ones they can complete fairly independently after a short explanation.

Children should be able to:

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  •  compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having two poles
  • predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

What is Friction? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs

How Magnets Work: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zk9rkqt

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