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Thursday 2nd July 2020

 

PE 

Today you would normally have PE int he afternoon. Watch the video clip and cpy the dance moves by the characters. 

 

Then consider what physical movements you can do to represent different things. You could come up with your own theme and devise movement patterns and shapes linked to it. You might want to listen to music while you are doing this. 

For example a snake slithering, a football player dribbling the ball then shooting.

Themes could be animals in the jungle, emotions and feelings, food or anything they can come up with.

All based around expressing a narrative through the movements of your body (four seasons, animals in the jungle, human emotions and feelings, natural environment) simple shapes (star, pencil, ball, letters),

 

Once you have tried different movements perform your routine to others in your house and see if they can guess what your actions are showing. SWap over roles and you have a turn at guessing.

Have some more fun experimenting with dance moves. Take a look at an African inspired dance routine. Watch it through then why not have a go at the same time. 

 

Follow-along 5-minute African Dance workout with Kukuwa Fitness - BBC Africa

Follow-along 5-minute African Dance workout with Kukuwa Fitness - BBC Africa

Kukuwa Fitness dance instructors share a special workout created for BBC Africa, which you can follow along from home. Video and music courtesy of @Kukuwa Fi...

Wednesday 1st July 2020

LI: To talk about your family in Spanish. 

 

Hola! Today you will be learning to talk about your family in Spanish. 

 

For example: 

 

You can ask someone to describe their family by saying describe tu familia(describe your family).

 

You can then reply by saying:

  • En mi familia hay… 'In my family there is…' followed by different family members. 

 

For example:

  • Describe tu familia - Describe your family.

  • En mi familia hay mi padre, mi madrastra y mi hermanastra - In my family there is my father, my step-mother and my step-sister.

  • También tengo tres abuelos, una tía y tres primas - I also have three grandparents, an aunt and three (female) cousins.

  • Cuido de mi hermano menor - I care for my younger brother.

 

Task 1- watch the first video to learn how to pronounce the above sentences correctly. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgvs2v4

 

Task 2- read the useful phrases to describe your family and choose the ones that fit your family the best. 

 

Spanish English
En mi familia hay... In my family there is...
cuido de… I care for
mi padre my dad
mi madre my mum
mis padres my parents
mis padres adoptivos/mis padres de acogida my foster parents
mi hermano (menor) my (younger) brother
mi hermana (mayor) my (older) sister
mi padrastro my step-dad
mi madrastra my step-mum
mi hermanastro my step-brother
mi hermanastra my step-sister
mi medio hermano my half brother
mi media hermana my half sister
mi abuelo my grandfather
mi abuela my grandmother
mis abuelos my grandparents
mi tío my uncle
mi tía my aunt
mi primo my cousin (male)
mi prima

my cousin (female)

Task 3- Now have a go at the activity below. You do not have to print the sheet out! 

 

Copy the table onto a piece of paper and then draw the pictures, with the correct mi familia word underneath. 

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

 

LI: To explore the life of Mahatma Gandhi and understand why he can be seen as an inspirational person. 

 

 

 

This is Mohandas Gandhi. He is also known as  Mahatma Gandhi, which means great soul.

 

He lived in India 100 years ago and fought against the British rule of his country. At the time, India was part of the British Empire.

 

Task 1-

 

Watch the video on the website below. This will give you further information about Gandhi.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z777xyc

 

Here are some key facts about Gandhi: 

 

> Gandhi started a political movement called the Natal Indian Congress. He believed in non-violent political protests. 

 

> He returned to India in 1916 and was horrified to find how oppressed the Indian people of Bihar were by the white British masters.

 

> He began to encourage people to stand up for themselves and their rights in peaceful protests and strikes.

 

> The people were grateful that somebody was interested in their situation and he became known as Mahatma, meaning ‘Great Soul’.

 

> Gandhi’s fame began to spread. Indian people saw him as their voice for freedom and fairness.

 

> He started a boycott of buying British goods. This meant that he encouraged people not to buy things made in Britain. This led to his first arrest, and on 2nd March 1922, he was put into prison for 2 years.

 

> Gandhi went on many hunger strikes to bring attention to the unfair treatment of Indian people at the hands of the British.

 

> On 30th January 1948 Gandhi was shot and died. 

 

Now that you have discovered lots about Gandhi, why do you think he was an inspirational person to so many people? Think about the qualities we looked at last week for an inspirational person. 

 

An inspirational person can have many different qualities, here are a few qualities I thought of; listener, creative, resilient, resourceful. There are many many more qualities that make up what an inspirational person is, what did Gandhi poses?

 

Task 3-

 

Using the information above and the video you have watched create a fact file or poster of Mohandas Gandhi. 

 

You may want to include:

  • Who Mohandas Gandhi was.

  • Why he is remembered.

  • You could include information about his actions and achievements.

  • What he did and how he died.

  • a picture of Gandhi

  • Why he is an inspirational person. 

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Swimming

 

Today we are going to look at an inspirational swimmer.

 

Her name is Rebecca Adlington she is now a retired freestyle swimmer. She won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400 m and 800 m swimming race.

Furthermore, she won bronze medals in the women's 400 m and 800 m freestyle events in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

 

Watch her in action below;

Swimming - Women's 800M Freestyle Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games

Your task today is to answer the questions below, you don't have to write them down but it would be great if you could talk to someone in your house about your answer. 

 

How did you feel while you watched Rebecca Adlington participating in the race?

 

Do you think she showed resilience? why?

 

How would the other people in the competition feel if they had won?

 

Did she deserve to win? why?

 

If you were in the Olympics, would you like to be a swimmer? why?

 

 

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the actual answer for what you get paid for each job:

 

Are there any surprises?

Do you agree or disagree with how much any of the jobs are paid?

Does it affect what you want to be when you are older?

Thursday 25th June 2020

 

Computing

 

Viruses and Malware

 

Watch the video on this page and then read the information below it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztpfxbk 

 

Create a poster (using a laptop, tablet, or paper and pencils) to highlight the show the key information you have learnt about malware.

 

There are other activities on that page you can do also.

 

PE

 

Mr Chubbock has put a workout on our Twitter page for you to try. It is hot today so make sure you drink plenty of water when you exercise!

https://twitter.com/KensingPrimary/status/1275755926251884546 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

 

Spanish

 

Today you will be learning how to talk about your favourite sports. 

 

Here are a list of sports and how to say them in Spanish. If your favourite sport isn't there, you could look it up online.

 

 

This is how you would say if you like or dislike something:

 

How would you complete these sentences?

I would say:

1. Me encanta el tenis.

2. Me gusta el futbol.

3. No me gusta el hockey.

4. Odio la gimnasia.

 

Have a go at saying your own sentences out loud or writing them down.

 

Look carefully at what sport is being shown and the emoji faces to write a sentences to describe each one.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

 

History

Good afternoon! In your history session today you will learn about houses in the Iron Age. The houses changed throughout the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Do you know what the similarities and differences are between each period in time?

 

Roundhouses became a fairly standard home for people across a large strip of Europe during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Most roundhouses were built to be homes for people living in the Iron Age, but not all roundhouses were homes: some were used for storage, and this roundhouse is adjacent to another one. Each family usually occupied a ‘domestic unit’ of two or more roundhouses with a central patio.

 

The archaeological evidence shows that the enclosures were densely occupied, with circular houses and roads. In Wessex, the typical building on a settlement would have been the large roundhouse. All of the domestic life would have occurred within this.

 

Roundhouses would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched.

 

The main focus of the interior of the house was the central open-hearth fire. This was the heart of the house - an indispensable feature - to provide cooked food, warmth and light. Because of its importance within the domestic sphere, the fire would have been maintained 24 hours a day.

The ordinary basic cooking pots would have been made by hand, from the local clay and came in varying rounded shapes, occasionally with simple decoration.

 

Read about the houses during each time period.

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Iron age - round houses

Iron age - round houses 1
Iron age - round houses 2

Task choice 1 - Use the research about houses in the Iron Age and design your own roundhouse labelling all the key features it would have had and the materials it would have been made from. 

 

Task choice 2 - Think about the similarities and differences in the houses and compare by answering the questions on the worksheet below.

Task 2 choice to complete

Task 2 choice to complete 1

Take a closer look at the roundhouses in the Iron Age

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Swimming

 

 

It is important to keep your goals in mind so that, as soon as we are able to, you can start working towards them again.

 

It is also important to stay fit and healthy so that our bodies are ready to start swimming again. Can you design a 5 part exercise routine to help you to keep fit and healthy while we are at home? Check out some of Mr O'Shea's and Mr Chubbock's videos on the school twitter page for inspiration https://twitter.com/kensingprimary

 

 

Handwriting

 

Practise these words with a long /a/ sound spelt using 'ai':

Friday 19th June 2020

 

Art

 

 

Read the information and work through the tasks for today. You may want to use Google to find out more facts about today’s artist

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Read the information and work through the tasks for today. You may want to use Google to find out more facts about today’s artist  13

Art for today information and tasks

Thursday 18th June 2020

 

Good afternoon year 3, on a Thursday afternoon you would usually have PE and computing.Take time out of your day to stretch your muscles and exercise.

 

This week we have added some links to songs we all love singing together. Follow the links and share a song with your family. They can join in too!

Power In Me

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Sing - Gary Barlow & the commonwealth band lyrics

I hope you enjoy watching this video Please like and favourite This is my first video on this channel ;D Feel free to leave suggestions for what song i shoul...

Make Your Own Kind Of Music Paloma Faith Lyrics

Kids Warm Up and Stretch Routine | Jackson 5

Get ready to do this fun warm-up and stretch workout video for kids of all ages and levels! You can do this at home with your kids as a warm up or cool down....

Brain Breaks - Action Songs for Children - Move and Freeze - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

Popular children's brain breaks, action and dance song, Move and Freeze. Move and Freeze is from the award-winning CD, "Brain Boogie Boosters". Brain Boogie ...

Wednesday 17th June 2020

 

Spanish

 

Today you will gather together what you have learnt to write a little note to introduce who you are (your name), how old you are and that date you were born. 

Help:

My name is Miss Telfer - Me llamo Miss Telfer.

Picture 1

Learning support: Date when you were born

Learning support: Date when you were born  1
Learning support: Date when you were born  2
I was born on 18th April. = Mi cumpleanos es el dieciocho de Abril.

Task sheet to complete on paper

Task sheet to complete on paper  1

Task B example

For example: Hello, my name is Sarah. I am 10 years old. My birthday is on the 8th May. 

 

Written in Spanish: Hola! Me llamo Sarah. Tango dies años. Mi cumpleanos el 8 de Mayo.

Tuesday 16th June 2020

 

RE

 

Today we will be starting our new unit of work in RE all about Inspirational people. Inspirational people come from all over the world, an inspirational person can be absolutely anyone who has inspired someone to do something good in the world. However, an inspirational person does not always have to be a celebrity or religious figure. 

For example; An inspirational person to Mr. Hilton is his dad as he had to leave school early to help look after his brothers and sisters but then returned to school when he was much older to learn all of the things he had missed out on, showing perseverance. 

An inspirational person can have many different qualities, here are a few qualities I thought of; listener, creative, resilient, resourceful. There are many many more qualities that make up what an inspirational person is. Can you think of any?

 

Task 1- Look at the slides below. You will find some pictures of inspirational people. Read the description and decide why you think they are inspirational?

Think about what they have done, why and how they have done it and what the result was.

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Find about about Rosa Parks, what she did and how things changed because of her.

Find about about Rosa Parks, what she did and how things changed because of her. 1
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Task 3

Task 3 1

Monday 15th June 2020 

 PE
As today is usually swimming, it’s time for you to get active. Choose one of the videos below to complete or if you’re feeling super active today, complete both of them! 
 
PE with Joe from Thursday of last week - Will you choose the hard or easier exercises to do today? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=png9xGaRvGE

 

 

Handwriting

 

Copy the list of words here in your neatest joined handwriting. Make careful joins and focus on forming each letter as accurately as possible.

 

 

These words link to our Year 3 spellings, so it is a great chance to learn the spelling of each word too!

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Remember - Aim to achieve your pen licence when you return to school! Keep copies of your handwriting tasks and any other work you are completing.

Remember - Aim to achieve your pen licence when you return to school! Keep copies of your handwriting tasks and any other work you are completing. 1

Friday 12th June

 

ART

 

This summer your art sessions begin with the question ‘Do plants and insects belong in art?’  

Talk time : What is your response to this question? Discuss with someone in your house what you think and what they think. 

 

Today you will learn how to use pencil and colour to create quality artwork that shows progression in your skills.
You will experiment with a few  sketching techniques using a pencil.

 

 

Introduction

Introduction 1
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Tasks to try

Tasks to try 1
Tasks to try 2
Tasks to try 3
Tasks to try 4

Tasks and activities PPT

Thursday 11th June 2020

 

PE 

 

Sports day 2020! Over the next few days we will be looking at some of the things that will be happening during sports day this year! Have a go of these exercises, they might just help you on your sports day! 🤔 #Clues

 

Look on our school Twitter page @KensingPrimary to find out what skills Mr O’Shea and Mr Chubbock are practising in preparation for our Sports day at home 2020!

 

#ThisIsPE - Jumping combinations

www.yorkshiresport.org/ThisIsPE For today's #ThisIsPE we're going to be looking at jumping in combination. We're going to have three separate activities that...

Wednesday 10th June

 

SPANISH

 

Hola! Today you will be revisiting months of the year and how to write the date in Spanish. You will need to use your knowledge of the numbers in Spanish to help you do this successfully. 

 

Here is a reminder of how to say and write each number in Spanish.

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Las fechas translated into English means ‘The dates.’ 

 

You also need to use your knowledge of the months of the year. 

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Task to complete - print and complete the task page (link below) or write out the matching dates e.g. 15.2. = el quince de febrero

Task to complete - print and complete the task page (link below) or write out the matching dates e.g. 15.2. = el quince de febrero 1
Complete at least 5 from section A and at least 5 from section B. 

Spanish home learning PDF to print

Tuesday 9th June 2020

 

History - This week you are going to take a look at the next period in history that came after the Bronze Age, which is known as the Iron Age. 

 

Key fact: people who lived during the Iron Age were called Celts and they lived in Celtic tribes. 

Can you find the Iron Age on the timeline?

Can you find the Iron Age on the timeline? 1

A summary of the Iron Age

 

Around 800 BC people in Britain learned how to use iron. This discovery had a dramatic impact on everyday life. Iron tools made farming much easier than before and settlements grew in size.

Iron Age Britain was a violent place. People lived in clans that belonged to tribes led by warrior kings. Rival tribes fought with deadly iron weapons. Many people lived in hill forts to keep safe from attacks.

During the Iron Age, the Celtic people spread out across Europe and many settled in Britain. The ancient Britons followed a Celtic way of life. They produced fine metalwork and enjoyed feasting, music and poetry.

Task 1 - To write 5 questions you want to find the answer to about life in the Iron Age.  E.g. What were houses like in the Iron Age?  

 

Task 2 - Use your research skills to try to find the answers to your questions. You can use the information cards below and Google to find key information. 

 

You can make a research/fact file page to present what you have found out. 

You can use the research map page and put the question on the outside the box and the answer inside the box.

Fact map to complete task on or create your own on paper.

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Iron Age fact cards

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PDF link for Iron Age fact cards (same as above but full size to read or print)

Research support - introduction to the Iron Age

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Science

 

This video will remind you of some of the things you have already learnt in our Light and Dark topic and also introduces some new terms you will need for this lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg6r82p

 

 

 

This video explains this more https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyntsbk

 

 

 

 

Task 1: 

Remember to say why you predict this.

I think that ...

I think this because ... 

 

 

This video explains more about how shadows are created, and also how they can change size and position https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8vfb9q 

 

 

 

If you have a torch or lamp at home, try it! Find an object and hold it a distance away from the light source. What is the shadow like? Now move the object closer to the light source. What happens to the shadow?

 

 

Task 2:

 

Shadows can be used to create shadow puppets. This video shows how opaque and translucent objects are used to create shadows which tell a story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z87jmp3

 

Can you create your own shadow puppets?

Thursday 4th June 2020

 

PE

 

Get active this afternoon with PE. This session from the This is PE team will help you to improve your co-ordonation with ball skills. This is useful for sports like tennis. Try the 3 different activities and get people in your house involved.

#ThisIsPE - Coordination with ball skills

Darren Huart has six years experience as a PE teacher, and today he talks you through games for coordination with ball skills. www.yorkshiresport.org/ThisIsPE

Computing

 

Blockly has some great activities to help you to build on your programming and coding skills. Start with the first activities - Puzzle - and see how you get on.

 

https://blockly.games/

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

 

Spanish

 

Hola! Today you will be revising how to say how old you are in Spanish. You will need to use your knowledge of Spanish numbers to help you.

 

Here is a reminder of how someone would ask 'How old are you?' and how someone would reply.

 

 

How would you say how old you are in Spanish?

 

 

Task: Use the clues in each picture to say how old each person is:

 

 

 

How old are you? - ¿Cuántos años tienes? -

Practise saying how old you are in Spanish

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

 

History - The Bronze Age

 

In the Autumn term of Year 3 we learnt about the Stone Age in Britain. It was a time when people lived a nomadic lifestyle (moving around from place to place) and hunted animals for their food, clothes and equipment. 

 

This ebook will remind you of some of the things we learnt about:

Near the end of the Stone Age, people were beginning to settle into a more structured way of life. They moved around less and developed more sophisticated tools. We call this next period of history The Bronze Age.

 

Can you find the Bronze Age on this timeline?

 

 

A higher resolution version of this can be found here:

We call it the Bronze Age as it is the time when settlers from Europe brought other metals, such as copper and bronze into Britain, and people began to use the metal for their tools and weapons.

 

Watch the first video on the BBC Bitesize page here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh3qmfr

 

It explains how metal was used, why it was so important, and how life changed during the Bronze Age.

 

Task: Describe what life was like during the Bronze Age. Use information from the video, the BBC page, and your own research if possible. There is also an eBook and PowerPoint that you could use below.

 

a) Include information such as: 

  • what the houses were like
  • the tools they used
  • religious ceremonies
  • the jobs they did
  • the food they ate and where they got it from
  • anything else you find interesting about the Bronze Age

 

b) Also try to include information about how we know these things. What evidence has been left behind to help us to work out how the Bronze Age people lived?

 

c) Compare the similarities and differences between life in the Bronze Age and life now.

 

You could present your information in:

  • a written text using paragraphs for the different sections
  • an information poster, using text and pictures
  • a non-chronological report (information text)
  • an information video
  • a presentation/speech to your family

Introduction to the Bronze Age

Monday 1st June 2020

 

Swimming

 

With the warm weather we have been having and being allowed to go further for our exercise, many people are going to the beach to cool down. For this afternoon's swimming lesson we will be thinking about water safety.

 

Read through this PowerPoint first:

 

You can also do some of your own research about Water Safety at these websites:

 

https://swimsafe.org.uk/ 

 

https://www.rlss.org.uk/ 

 

https://rnli.org/safety  

 

Use your own research to answer these true or false questions:

 

 

Now can you spot the dangers around the pool here?

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

It is time to get creative today and make a bit of noise with this music lesson from BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4gmt39

 

Watch the first video and see if you can learn some of the terms that describe different dynamics of music (how loud it is).

 

Can you use your voice (or another instrument you have in your house) to make:

  • forte sound
  • a pianissimo sound
  • fortissimo sound

 

Now can you start fortissimo and then diminuendo to pianissimo? 

Can you reverse it and do a crescendo?

 

If you want to keep going through the BBC lesson

Activity 1 on the webpage is a 1 hour lesson you can follow along with if you wish.

Activity 2 tells you more about the famous composer Tchaikovsky. You could produce an information poster to show what you have learnt.

 

OR

 

You could try to make your own instrument and experiment with different dynamics, pulses and rhythms.

 

 

Get creative and share your instruments with us on Twitter @KensingPrimary

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

PE 

As you would usually have PE today. Complete one of Mr Harris PE lessons.  

Follow the link below. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2HFC4p7n4

 

Computing

 

Use this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn6vgwx to find out more about how the internet works. It is important to understand what happens with our information online and how we can keep ourselves safe.

 

Hour of code – this site is great; it shows you different steps to create your own game. This week its your turn to create your own Star Wars Universe. It will guide you through step by step. Have fun!

 

https://studio.code.org/s/starwarsblocks/stage/1/puzzle/1

 

Remember to tweet pictures of your games if you can. @kensingprimary #year3homelearning. 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

Spanish

 

Hola chicos y chicas! Last week you revised the words for objects in your pencil case. We will continue to practise this today. Scroll down to last week's lesson if you need a reminder!

 

 

 

Philosophy

 

This philosophy should get you thinking about the difference in the concepts fair and equal. What does it mean for something to be fair? What does it mean for something to be equal?

 

This cartoon is one way of showing the difference.

 

 

What are your first thoughts when you see this? Jot them down or share them with members of your family.

 

Now have a think about these talking points:

 

 

 

Send us your pictures of your solutions on Twitter! @KensingPrimary

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

SCIENCE

 

Today you will be learning about sun safety. The sun is our biggest source of light, without it, it would be constantly dark and cold. Watch the video below to learn more; 

The Sun | Educational Video for Kids.

Have you ever been told not to look at the sun? Do you think the sun is good or bad for your health?

 

Below you will a different statements, organize them into the good and bad things that the sun can do.  

 

 

Read the text below, it will give you an idea of what UV light is (the light that comes from the sun) 

 

 

UV rays can damage your eyes, If too much light comes through the pupil, it can damage the retina. It causes pain, so that you instantly close your eyes, or turn away from a bright light. It is very important that you never look directly at the sun, as the light can damage your eyes very quickly. Bright lights indoors can also damage your eyes, so you should never look at them, or shine lights into anyone's eyes.

 

Watch the video below; 

UV light and its effects on us

Therefore we must protect our eyes and skin when there is high levels of UV light; look at the description below. 

 

 

Now it’s time for your task. Carefully read the description of your task below. Don’t forget, if you can upload your finished task to our school twitter. @kensingprimary #year3homelearning. 

 

Now you know how the sun can damage your eyes, and how to protect your eyes.

Your task is:

- Design a pair of sunglasses or a hat that will protect someone's eyes from the harmful effects of the sun.

-You should also advertise your sun protection item!

-Tell your customers why they need to buy your sunglasses or hat.

-Explain about the effects of the sun, and how your sunglasses or hat can help protect against them. 

 

Use the sheet below to help you. 

 

Monday 18th May 2020

 

 

PE

As today is usually swimming, it’s time for you to get active. Choose one of the videos below to complete or if you’re feeling super active today, complete both of them! 

 

PE with Joe

PE With Joe | Monday 18th May

Handwriting

Copy the list of words here in your best joined handwriting. These words link to our Year 3 spellings, so it is a great chance to learn the spelling of each word too!

 

Friday 15th May 2020

 

 

Today we are going to do something slightly different. We know how hard it is not being in school, not seeing your friends or being allowed to go outside much- we feel it too. We know that sometimes we all feel sad and that’s okay, but we need to remember that we all have strength within us. 

 

Today we are going to create our own Trees of strength. 

 

Now a Tree of Strength will look different to everyone, as we all have different strengths. 

 

On your tree you will draw leaves, each leaf will represent something that makes you feel strong . For example; Mr Hilton would put cooking, music and talking to my friends. These are all things that make Mr Hilton feel strong when he is feeling sad or upset. 

Use the video tutorial below to help you draw your tree, then you can add your strength leaves to your tree. Look at Mr Hilton’s example below! 

 

Remember to stop the video as you do each section. 

How To Draw A Tree Without Leaves - Easy Drawing Tutorial for Beginners!

Subscribe to DoodleDrawArt for simple and quick how-to draw lessons for kids or beginners: http://www.youtube.com/user/DoodleDrawArt Learn how to draw a tree...

Here is an example from Mr Hilton.

 

 

Tweet your Trees of Strength to @kensingprimary #year3homelearning

Thursday 14th May 2020

 

 

PE 

As you would usually have PE today. Complete one of Mr Harris PE lessons.  

Follow the link below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2HFC4p7n4

 

Computing

 

Hour of code – this site is great; it shows you different steps to create your own game. This week try make a flappy game. It will guide you through step by step.

 

https://hourofcode.com/flap

 

Remember to tweet pictures of your games if you can. @kensingprimary #year3homelearning. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Spanish

 

Hola chicos y chicas today you are going to do some Spanish speaking and listening then an activity. This week is linked to En mi estuche, you will be looking at the different things we could include in our pencil cases.

Watch the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ipWBIfS86E

 

You now have 2 tasks to complete, remember you can watch the video again to help you!

 

Task 1- Complete the sheet below. 

 

 

Task 2- Now design your own pencil case using the Spanish words for each piece of stationery. There is a template below that you can use, but it would be great to see a completely new design for an amazing Spanish Pencil case! 

 

Don't forget to draw the pictures and the Spanish names of the things you would include in your pencil case. 

 

 

Remember to tweet your design to @kensingprimary #year3homelearning

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

 

Science

 

Today you will be discovering all about reflective surfaces. This links to our new unit in science all about light. 

 

First you will need to watch the video below. Press the play button and make sure your sound is turned up. 

 

While you are watching, think about:

What does it look like if a material reflects light well?

Which colours do you think reflect most light?

What are reflective materials useful for?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztcg9j6

 

Now you need to know that Light travels in a straight line, when light hits an object, it is reflected (bounces off). Furthermore, f the reflected light hits our eyes, we can see the object.

 

Look at the example of what this would look like below. 

 

 

Now read the information below about Reflective light;

 

Some surfaces and materials reflect light well. Other materials do not reflect light well.

 

Reflective surfaces and materials can be very useful:

•Reflective strips on coats or bags mean you can be seen at night. They are also useful for fire-fighters or builders who may work in a dark and dangerous environment.

•'Cat's Eyes' help drivers see the road by reflecting light from headlamps.

•Mirrors let us see ourselves, and are also useful in cars, to allow drivers to see behind them.

•Retro-reflectors are used for road signs so that drivers can see the signs from their car.

 

Can you think of any other uses?

 

Task- Design a new reflective book bag for our school. 

 

The Brilliant Bags Company want to make a new book bag for children to use to carry their things to and from school.

They want to make sure the bag helps children stay safe while walking near roads on dark mornings or evenings.

But they do not know what type of material they could use for the book bag. 

 

Below you will a set of pictures of materials that could be reflective, think very carefully about what you have learned about light and reflection so far- choose the material that you think will be the most reflective.

 

 

Use the template below, think about how much reflective material would be best to use. 

 

 

 

Use a piece of paper to design your book bag and don’t forget to tweet us @kensingprimary#year3homelearning

 

Now consolidate your knowledge by watching the video below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7yTlp4gBTI&t=12s

 

 

11.5.20

 

PE

As today is usually swimming, it’s time for you to get active. Choose one of the videos below to complete or if you’re feeling super active today, complete both of them! 

 

PE with Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z42mwuX_Xj8

 

Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk

 

Handwriting

Copy the list of words here in your best joined handwriting. These words link to our Year 3 spellings, so it is a great chance to learn the spelling of each word too!

 

Today you are looking at the Suffix -LY, remember a suffix comes at the end of a word. 

 

7.5.20

 

PE

Get active this afternoon with some PE! You could complete a Joe Wicks workout or a Mr Harris workout, both on YouTube. If you head over to the school Twitter page you will find some PE challenges that Mr O'Shea and Mr Chubbock have set. 

 

Computing

This computing lesson gives you lots of information about coding and programming computers. You don't need a special app to be able to do it. There is information about the history of coding and how we use it in our lives. Have a read through and then try out the activities towards the bottom of the page

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zht4kmn

 

Wednesday 6th May 

 

Hola chicos y chicas today you are going to do some Spanish speaking and listening then an activity. This week is linked to los numeros with addition and subtraction. 

Task 1

Task 1  1

Task 2

Task 2 1
Answers to be revealed... 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

We are going to be doing some science this afternoon. We will be starting our new topic.

 

How would you describe these two photos? What is different about them?

 

 

 

Our next science topic is all about light and dark.

 

Task 1:

What do you already know about light?

 

 

 

Task 2:

Read through the information on this BBC Bitesize page, which introduces the topic Light and Dark, and then answer the questions below:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjx6v4

 

1) What is the difference between a transparent object and an opaque object.

 

2) What is darkness?

 

3) Name 2 things that light can travel through.

 

4) How are shadows created?

 

5) What is faster than light?

 

 

 

 

Answers:

 

1) A transparent object lets light pass through it but an opaque object blocks light from passing through it / Light can travel through a transparent object but light cannot travel through an opaque object.

 

2) Darkness is the absence of light (when there is no light).

 

3) Light can travel through air, water and transparent objects (eg. glass)

 

4) Shadows are created when light cannot go through an object.

 

5) Nothing is faster than light; it is the fastest thing in the universe!

 

 

Task 3:

Complete the activities on the Bitesize page. For Activity 2 you could make a poster to show what you have found out from your investigation.

 

Monday 4th May 2020

 

It would be swimming day today so make sure you do something active this afternoon. 

Watch this link to discover why exercise is so important https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zm29wmn

 

Try Popcorn and the pirates Cosmic Yoga - Click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg 

 

Exercise time - You could do a Joe Wicks with Mrs Rosie Wicks as Joe Wicks cannot exercise due to his injured arm. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2iDqBO34ieA

 

Mr Harris PE Fitness BINGO - watch, exercise and play. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ro0oi0BSL4

 

The sun is shining today so if you have an outside space you could get active out there.

 

Handwriting

 

Copy the list of words here in your best joined handwriting. These words link to our Year 3 spellings so it is a great chance to learn the spelling of each word too!

Handwriting - Do you know the meaning of each homophone? Can you use each word correctly in a sentence when you know its meaning?

Handwriting - Do you know the meaning of each homophone? Can you use each word correctly in a sentence when you know its meaning?  1

Philosophy

 

Philosophy is one of the lessons I really miss doing with you all, but it is also a great lesson to do at home and get everyone else in your house involved (or friends and family on FaceTime or Zoom!).

 

For this lesson we’re going to be considering how we see the world differently to how other people might. Our themes for this lesson might include difference, self belief, confidence, talents and skills, and reality/truth. You might think of some of your own themes as you go through the lesson.

 

Our first activity is all about noticing things around us. We have all been at home for a long time now but I bet there are some things in your house that you haven’t really spotted before.

 

 

It’s amazing what we can see when we look properly. The same us true for when we look at ourselves. We probably see ourselves in a mirror or on a phone/computer screen several times a day, but have you really looked at your reflection and noticed what your face looks like?

 

This art work by Pablo Picasso shows a woman looking at her own reflection.

 

What are your first thoughts when you look at this art work?

What questions have you got about it?

Can you turn your question about the art work into a question about life (a philosophical ‘think it out’ question)?

Eg. Why is the woman looking in the mirror?

 

could lead us to

 

Is it important for us to know what we look like?

 

Here are some further questions to get your thinking and discussions going.

 

 

Discuss your ideas with your family, or create a mind map of your thoughts about this. You can share your ideas with us on our Twitter Page twitter.com/kensingprimary. Tag us @KensingPrimary and use  #Year3HomeLearning

 

Art

Following on from the philosophy, we are going to create our own self portraits. There are some excellent tutorials online for how to draw a life-like self portrait, but for this lesson we want to think more about how we would represent ourselves. Not all self portraits need to look exactly like us. In many, the artist has painted themselves as they want to be seen, or as a reflection of how they feel inside. Your portraits do not need to be perfect; art is about expressing yourself in different ways. 

Frida Kahlo

 

Pablo Picasso

 

M.C.Escher

 

David Hockney

 

You can also have a go at creating some self portraits using your phones/tablets or laptops. You can pull different faces and add different effects.

 

Here are some we made. What do you think they say about us?!

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think this means Mr Hilton is coping well with lockdown?!

 

Have fun and send us what you have done on Twitter! twitter.com/kensingprimary    @kensingprimary    #Year3HomeLearning

Thursday 30th April 2020

PE

 

As you would usually have PE today, complete one of Mr Harris' PE lessons. 

 

Follow the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2HFC4p7n4

 

ICT 

 

This week we have come across a really interesting activity where you can create your own google logo using code- look at the examples below for inspiration.

 

Remember to follow the link below!

 

https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/create-your-own-google-logo/create-your-own-google-logo/create-your-own-google-logo.html

 

Remember to tweet pictures of your work if you can. @kensingprimary #year3homelearning. 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Spanish

 

Hola chicos y chicas, Mrs Pizzigoni has some Spanish work she would like you to complete this afternoon. This week is a reminder of los números and how to say how old you are. It is important to practise saying these numbers and sentences aloud as well as completing the activities on the sheet. 

 

 

Geography

 

This lesson on BBC Bitesize has some great videos that explain how maps work and it fits in really well with our campsite unit of work.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxwjhv

 

Task 2 says you need to print, cut and stick the activity sheet but don’t worry about doing that. You can draw the symbols on paper and label them yourself, or simply have a go at matching them by pointing at the symbol and saying what it is.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Music

LI: To understand melody and pitch. 

 

Today you will be practising how to use your singing voice. You will be looking at melody and pitch as well as practising some of your favourite songs that we sing in school. 

 

Follow the link below and go through each activity. Remember to follow them in order. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7f72sg

 

You can then follow the links below to two different songs that we sing in school.

 

If you would like to you could also video yourself and your family singing along to one of the videos below! Then, upload it to our school Twitter @Kensingprimary #year3homelearning

 

Paloma Faith - Make Your Own Kind of Music: Lyric Video

Paloma Faith's beautiful version of Make Your Own Kind of Music is now available to stream. Check out our lyric video - made for those who like to sing along...

Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick - True Colors (Lyric)

True Colors by Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake from 'Trolls' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) out now! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Trolls?IQid=yt | Spot...

Monday 27th April 2020

 

Handwriting 

 

Using your neatest handwriting, complete the words below. They link to our Year 3 spellings too!

 

 

PE

 

As today is usually swimming, it’s time for you to get active. Choose one of the videos below to complete or if you’re feeling super active today, complete both of them!

 

PE with Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z42mwuX_Xj8

 

Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk

Friday 24th April

Enjoy some art in the sunshine while looking at buildings by the architect Le Corbusier and the buildings around where you live.

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Wednesday 22nd April

 

Hola Year 3!  After lunch today you have a Spanish activity to join in with. Have lots of fun with it and practise your Spanish with your family at home. 

 

Visit this website for lots of Spanish games to play by clicking on the link.  https://www.spanish-games.net

Complete the tasks below. You can say the words verbally. You might want to copy the Spanish words down onto your paper and write what they mean in English next to them. You can decorate this with pictures to illustrate each word.

Complete the tasks below. You can say the words verbally. You might want to copy the Spanish words down onto your paper and write what they mean in English next to them. You can decorate this with pictures to illustrate each word. 1

Tuesday 21st April 2020

 

Read through this knowledge organiser (it contains key facts about rocks and soils) and then answer the questions that are below it.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1. What are the three types of naturally occurring rock?

 

2. What is igneous rock?

 

3. What is the difference between ‘permeable’ and ‘impermeable’?

 

4. See if you can find a rock around your house (garden, yard, front step or maybe you already have some that you have collected). Which 3 words would you use to describe this rock? What type of rock do you think it is? Use the knowledge organiser to help you.

 

 

Answers

 

1. The three types of naturally occurring rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

 

2. Igneous rock is rock that has been formed from magma or lava.

 

3. Permeable rock allows liquid to pass through it but impermeable rock does not allow liquid to pass through it.

 

4. Use the words in the bottom right corner of page 1 to describe the rock you have found.

 

 

 

Monday 20th April 2020

 

It would be swimming day today so make sure you do something active this afternoon. A good activity would be a yoga session. This link takes you to a Minecraft yoga session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg&list=PL8snGkhBF7nhEc52y4C1S9yqjBQSLCmT4&index=23&t=0s

 

Alternatively, you could do a Joe Wicks or Mr Harris PE session on YouTube, or play a few games around your house. The sun is shining today so if you have an outside space you could get active out there.

 

Handwriting

 

Copy the list of words here in your best joined handwriting. These words link to our Year 3 spellings as well!

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

RE

 

Watch the video about The Last Supper. Whilst you are watching think about how each disciple would be feeling as they shared a final meal with Jesus.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigoALSS1R8

 

-Watch the video again, this time take note

of how you think each person at the supper would be

feeling.

-Copy the picture with the thought bubbles

attached.

-In each thought bubble, write down what you

think the disciples would be thinking at the time of

The Last Supper.

-  Use Who, What and Why.

 

Easter Activity

 

Today you will be designing your own Easter egg. They can be as wild and as wacky as you would like to design them. There is a template below and some examples of eggs that have already been designed. 

 

- Copy the template on a piece of paper. 

- Design your egg on the paper. 

- Take a picture and upload it to our Twitter @kensingprimary #year3homelearning

- Save your design as you will need it again. 

 

            

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

 

PE

 

As you would usually have PE today. Complete one of Mr Harris PE lessons.

 

Follow the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2HFC4p7n4

 

ICT

 

Hour of code – this site is great, it shows you different steps to create your own game. This week try make a flappy game. It will guide you through step by step.

 

https://hourofcode.com/flap

 

Remember to tweet pictures of your games if you can. @kensingprimary #year3homelearning. 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Science

 

Today you will be looking at how rocks are used in and around your house (Remember to look through the window). Think carefully about what you already know about Rocks. 

 

Examples include-

 

Cement = In between the bricks, Pavements

Glass = Windows, doors, glasses

Porcelain = Bath tub, toilet, sink.

Other examples = Tiles, Bricks, Chimneys, Roof tiles.

 

TASK

- Read the information below. 

- Draw a picture of your house like the one below. 

- Then, using the information in the blue box, see if you can find the rocks in your house. 

- Whilst you are searching for them, label and draw a picture of the objects in your house. Remember to use the BLUE BOX. 

 

Picture 1

Competition: Why would it not be a good idea to build a house from porcelain - the rock that makes your toilet? (think about the strength of Rocks) tweet @kensingprimary #year3homelearning with your answers! 

 

Tip: use this video to help you. The video is at the bottom of the page! 

 

https://www.funkidslive.com/learn/geology-rocks/geology-rocks-rock-around-homes/#

 

 

Spanish

 

Watch the video below and practice your Spanish colours. Remember, be careful with how you say each Spanish colour.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsRKoZGaoEM

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Art

 

Today you will be using what you know about different types of lines (hard, soft, jagged, smooth) to change the picture below.

 

    - On your piece of paper draw the 4 types of lines above and label them.

-Look at the picture, decide which types of lines your are going to use.
-Copy the picture using your chosen lines- remember to add detail.
-Does it look different to the original picture? Why? Why not?

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Swimming

 

As you would usually be swimming this afternoon we would like you to take this opportunity to get active.

 

Click on the links below and complete the activities. Have fun!

 

https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/lunch

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

 

Then, 

 

Follow the link below. Here you will be able to go a virtual tour of Chester Zoo. Choose you favourite animal and learn some facts about it! You could write these down and share them when we get back to school. 

 

Chester Zoo Virtual Tour

 

 

 

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Geography – To design a campsite

 

Use the following websites to research campsites.

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Camping

https://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/campsite-facilities

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holiday-lists/tent-campsites

 

Consider what you would want on your campsite. What are the most important facilities a campsite needs? Eg. Toilets, showers, electricity points, a shop etc.

 

Where would you like your campsite to be? Consider the physical features of the surrounding area. Eg. Near a lake, on a cycle path, at the foot of hills, near a beach.

 

Choose one of the following activities to complete and bring it into school when we are back:

 

  • Draw a map of your campsite. Use the Ordanance Survey map symbols to label your map clearly. Make sure the human and physical features are clear on your map. Remember a map is drawn as if we are in the sky, looking down at the land.

 

 

  • Design a poster to advertise your campsite. The poster should include information about the facilities on your site and the nearby attractions. You should aim to persuade people to visit your site. Here is an example:

 

 

  • Create a TV or radio advert for your campsite. The advert should include information about the facilities on your site and the nearby attractions. You should aim to persuade people to visit your site. You could use the following planning grid to gather some ideas:

 

 

You can complete these tasks on paper or on a tablet or computer. Tag us on Twitter with your completed work @KensingPrimary .

 

 

26.3.20

 

PE

 

Make sure you get active this afternoon! Mr Harris is putting up 2 kids workout videos a week on his YouTube channel. Try this one this afternoon:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFHh1_0oV_8

 

Computing

 

Hour of Code – this site is great to guide you through using code to create your own games. This week try Minecraft Voyage Aquatic. It guides you through step by step.

 

https://code.org/minecraft 

 

Remember to log in to your TTRockstars, Spelling Shed and Reading Plus accounts as well!

 

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Science - Rocks and fossils with Mary Anning

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-mary-anning/z7wvjhv

 

Watch the video all about Mary Anning and answer the following questions. You can write your answers down or tell them to someone in your house.

 

1. What is a palaeontologist?

2. What happened to Mary when she was a baby?

3. What is coprolite?

4.Why was Mary Anning so important to science?

 

Now use what you know, alongside a dictionary (online is fine), to come up with a definition for the following words:

a) fossil

b) excavating

c) observation

 

You could spend some time this week researching your favourite dinosaur. Present your information however you wish (poster, book, information sheet, video) and we can share them when we are back at school.

 

Spanish - Greetings

 

 

Now try saying the phrases. See if you can teach some of these phrases to somebody else in your house.

 

24.3.20 - Art

 

I have noticed as I have been walking my dog around the streets near my house that lots of people have been putting rainbows up in their windows. They are there to spread joy and happiness during these tough times. We thought it would be nice if you could also design some rainbows to put in your windows to brighten someone else's day.

 

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