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I will be setting out Writing and Reading home learning tasks here.  Please note that any work set on Purple Mash or Reading Cloud will be explained on those individual sites.  The list below is to direct you and give the titles of the tasks you need to do.  If you have any further questions, please email.

Thank you!

Inside Out Play Script Resources - WB 15/06/20

MJ's Inside Out Learning

MJ's Inside Out Learning 1

Year 3 in the Abstract

Year 3 in the Abstract 1 Abstract Thought by Zuzanna.jpg
Year 3 in the Abstract 2 Abstract Raihan.jpg
Year 3 in the Abstract 3 Abstract Aimee.jpg
Year 3 in the Abstract 4 Abstract Kaja and Maja.jpg
Year 3 in the Abstract 5 Abstract 3D George.jpg
Year 3 in the Abstract 6 Abstract Xander.jpg

Personality Islands

Personality Islands 1 Maja and Kaja's Personality Islands.jpg
Personality Islands 2 Zuzanna's Island.jpg
Personality Islands 3 George's Robotics Personality Island.JPG

Some of Our Imaginary Friends

Some of Our Imaginary Friends 1 Zuzanna's Imaginary Friend.jpg
Some of Our Imaginary Friends 2 Maja's Imaginary Friend.jpg
Some of Our Imaginary Friends 3 Kaja's Imaginary Friend.jpg
Some of Our Imaginary Friends 4 Enya's Imaginary Friend.jpg
Some of Our Imaginary Friends 5 George's Imaginary Friend.JPG
Some of Our Imaginary Friends 6 Xander's Imaginary Friend.jpg

New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film

New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 1 Maja's Excitement Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 2 Zuzanna's Excitement Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 3 Enya's Cheeky Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 4 Enya's Helpful Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 5 Enya's Jealousy Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 6 Enya's Mad Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 7 Enya's Surprise Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 8 Kaja's Love Character.jpg
New Characters for the 'Inside Out' Film 9 George's Surprise Character.JPG

22.05.20

 

Complete the ‘Continents of the World’ worksheet, writing down everything you remember about the places the Buddy the Bee travelled.

21.05.20

 

As a Canadian, I just have to include a day about Canada in our ‘Around the World’ topic.  Read the information about Canada. Complete the Sight Seeing and Canadian Food worksheet.

20.05.20

 

Read the information about Antarctica.  Complete the fact file about Antarctica.

19.05.20

 

Read the information about Brazil.  Write an acrostic poem about Brazil.  You can use the template provided or use your own paper.  You can even write your poem on the Reading Cloud.

18.05.20

 

Read the information about the United States of America.  Read Buddy the Bee’s diary about his trip to the USA.  Answer the questions about Buddy’s trip.

15.05.20

 

Of the 4 countries/continents that Buddy the Bee has been to this week, which would you most like to visit?  Write a paragraph (4-6 sentences, with capital letters and punctuation) saying which place you want to go and why.  What would you like to do there?  Can you research and find out any other facts about that place?  Create your own travel experience like Buddy did, and be as imaginative and descriptive as you can.  Pretend that you are actually there!

 

You can write this up on the Reading Cloud.  I look forward to seeing your writing!

14.05.20

 

Today, we are travelling to Africa!  Please read the information, then pretend you are Buddy the Bee and answer the questions below.

 

You can also watch a video of the Maasai Warrior dance here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011n98m

13.05.20

 

Today, we are taking the journey all the way to Australia.  Read the information that is provided about Australia.  Complete the Postcard activity.

12.05.20

 

Read the information that is provided about China.  Complete the Letters and numbers task, and try to solve the calculations in Chinese writing.

11.05.20

 

For the next couple of weeks, the school will be looking at an ‘Around the World’ Topic.  Many of the English and Topic lessons will be about different countries and continents of the world.

 

Read the information that is provided about France.  Complete the Fact File about France, explaining what you have learned.

08.05.20

 

Describe the VE Day scene.  This picture is a lot different from the picture you described on Monday. This time, think of words or phrases to describe the Victory in Europe (VE) day scene.  When you are adding your ideas, imagine that you are there.  Think about how you and the other soldiers and members of the public would be feeling.  Think of the things that you might see, hear, smell, touch/feel and even taste!  Use some adjectives, adverbs and other descriptive language, like similes (e.g. The dancers were twirling around as fast as tornadoes).  Once you have completed filling out the worksheet, use your ideas to write a paragraph (at least 4 sentences) describing this setting.

 

Please share your paragraph on the Reading Cloud.

07.05.20

 

Based on the book ‘Growing Up in Wartime’, please complete the Good and Bad Times Worksheet that is attached below.

06.05.20

 

One thing that Year 3 struggles with is effectively summarising what they have read.  For today's learning I want you to summarise ‘Growing Up in Wartime’ - the book you read yesterday.  Write a blurb (about 50 words) for the back of the book that summarises what the book is about.  Think about what you need to say about this book that would make people want to read it. 

 

You can please write your blurbs on the Reading Cloud!

05.05.20

 

First of all, I have to say that some of your war descriptions from yesterday were REMARKABLE!  I was so impressed with them!  I have read some of your best writing in that piece from all year!  So well done and keep up the great work Year 3!

 

For the next few days, our work will be about the story 'Growing Up in Wartime'.  You can find this story on the Harper Collins website, or I have attached a PPT of the story below.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on the Teacher Portal - Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk Password: Parents20!

 

For today, please:

1) Read ‘Growing Up in Wartime’. 

2) Write down three facts that you have learned from this book.

3) What other things would you like to know after reading this book?  Write 2 questions, remembering to use capital letters and question marks.

 

You can record this on the Reading Cloud.  Thank you!

04.05.20

 

Describe the war scene - Think of words or phrases to describe the war setting.  When you are adding your ideas, imagine that you are there.  Think about how you and the other soldiers would be feeling.  Think of the things that you might see, hear, smell, touch/feel and even taste!  Use some adjectives, adverbs (-ly words) and other descriptive language, like similes (e.g. the explosions were as loud as lightning.).  Once you have completed filling out the worksheet, use your ideas to write a paragraph (at least 4 sentences) describing this setting.

 

You can record your paragraph on the Reading Cloud.

01.05.20

 

Purple Mash:

All about Somerset

 

Write a review about Somerset (or Yeovil) for a future possible visitor to the area.  Make sure to include good places to visit like parks, castles, shopping centres, restaurants you like to eat at, and more!

30.04.20

 

Purple Mash: 

Author Fact File

 

Research one of your favourite authors, and write down some of the facts that you found out on the Purple Mash ToDo.  Some ideas for authors are:

- Roald Dahl

- David Walliams

- Jacqueline Wilson

- Julia Donaldson

- J.K. Rowling

- C.S. Lewis

- Dav Pilkey

 

These are just some ideas.  You can also choose any other author.

29.04.20

 

Purple Mash: 

Frank's Clever Window

28.04.20

 

Describing a Setting:  

Following on from yesterday's home learning, use your words, phrases and ideas about the boat setting to create a paragraph (4-5 sentences, at least) to describe the boat scene.  Again, imagine that you are on the boat and explain what you experience.

 

Write your setting description as a blog on the Reading Cloud.

27.04.20

 

Describing a Setting:  

Attached below is a picture of a boat.  Think of words or phrases to describe the setting.  When you are adding your ideas, imagine that you are on the boat.  Think of the things that you might see, hear, smell, touch/feel and even taste!  Use some adjectives and other descriptive language, like similes (e.g. the clouds were as fluffy as sheep).

 

Note:  Please save this piece of learning, as it may help you with tomorrow's activity.  Also, do not worry about writing in full sentences today - that's tomorrow's work.  Just get down as many ideas as you can!

24.04.20

 

It's Friday!  We made it to the end of Week 5!  I have been very pleased with your work with 'The Velveteen Rabbit', I thought I would give you a bit of a brain break for your English home learning today.

 

Mrs Frost has suggested that I start a Purple Mash Blog!  I'm going to keep the topic of today's blog a secret from the website, and you'll have to actually log in to Purple Mash to find out what I've written!  

 

To find the blog, follow these instructions:

1)  Log in to Purple Mash

2)  Click on the Sharing icon

3)  Click on Shared Blogs

4)  Click on Welcome to Purple Mash.

This will take you to my blog.  You can either comment on my blog, or add your own blog post by clicking on the add (+) icon.

 

Please leave a comment or make your own blog post so that I know that you were able to find the blog.

 

You can use this blog to keep in touch with your friends from class.  I will continue using the Reading Cloud blogs for you to show me your home learning, but this blog is just for fun!  

 

Parents:  With this blog, I will be reading all of the posts, and I need to approve them before they are posted to the website.  That way, all of the posts will be monitored to ensure that they are kind and appropriate.  At times, myself or other children may post YouTube clips.  As Year 3 children should not be using YouTube by themselves, please make sure that they have your permission to view the video first.

 

Have fun, and have a nice weekend!

23.04.20

 

The Velveteen Rabbit:

Choose one of your favourite toys at home, and imagine that it can think and feel.  What would their toy think about the games that you play with it?  What would the toy like best?  What would it like the least?  How would the toy feel about you?  Write a paragraph on the Reading Cloud about your toy in the style of 'The Velveteen Rabbit'.

22.04.20

 

Purple Mash:  Recycling Debate

 

As it is World Earth Day today, I'm changing things up a bit.  Your children should remember when we had a class debate about why Stonehenge was built.  They all had an idea about why Stonehenge was built and they had to come up with good reasons for why their idea was correct.

 

While we will not actually be able to have a debate, I am asking the children to come up with 3 reasons why we should recycle household waste and 3 reasons why we should not.  Believe it or not, there are still people that do not recycle!  What might their reasons be for not recycling their household waste?

 

Try to make your reasons as believable as possible, so that if we did have a debate, you know that your reasons will help you win!

21.04.20

 

The Velveteen Rabbit:

On the worksheet attached below, there are 3 bags, each one belonging to a main character in the story:  Nana, the Boy and the Velveteen Rabbit.  Think about what items each of the characters might be carrying in their bag.  Some items may be directly mentioned in the story (e.g. Nana uses a candle to see outside at night), but some items you need to imagine and think about for yourself.  These items can be as imaginative as you like, but you need to be able to explain why you have chosen each item.  Try to think of between 3 and 6 items for each bag.

20.04.20

 

The Velveteen Rabbit:

'The Velveteen Rabbit' was written in 1922 - nearly a hundred years ago!  Read over 'The Velveteen Rabbit' again and find all the clues in the text that this is not a modern story.  Record this in the first column of the worksheet.  For example, 'the toys were made from china or tin.'

 

Next, think about how this story would change if it was set in the modern world.  What toys will the boy have in the nursery?  Will it even be a nursery?  What materials would the toys be made of?  What clothes might Nana be wearing (rather than an apron)?  Record these ideas in the second column of the worksheet.

17.04.20

 

Please read 'The Velveteen Rabbit' which is attached below and answer the comprehension questions afterwards.  You can record your your answers on the Reading Cloud or complete it on the Word document and email it to me.

 

There will be some follow-up activities for this story in the coming days.

16.04.20

 

Secret Agents:

 

Go to https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on 'Teacher Sign In'

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk   Password: Parents20!

Click on 'Collins Big Cat'

In the Search, type in Secret Agent

Click on 'Progress Books'

Read 'WWII:  Secret Agent'

 

On the Reading Cloud, write your own short story about being a secret agent.  In your story, use some of the skills that you learnt about in the book.

15.04.20

 

Purple Mash

Read Chapter 5 of 'Wolf's New Friends' - The Last Chapter!

 

After reading, there are 3 activities I would like you to complete (each activity is only 3 questions):

1) Chapter 5 Missing Words

2) Chapter 5 Joining Words

3) Chapter 5 Quiz

14.04.20

 

Purple Mash

Read Chapter 4 of 'Wolf's New Friends'.

 

After reading, there are 3 activities I would like you to complete (each activity is only 3 questions):

1) Chapter 4 Missing Words

2) Chapter 4 Joining Words

3) Chapter 4 Quiz

09.04.20

 

Purple Mash

Read Chapter 3 of 'Wolf's New Friends'.

 

After reading, there are 3 activities I would like you to complete (each activity is only 3 questions):

1) Chapter 3 Missing Words

2) Chapter 3 Joining Words

3) Chapter 3 Quiz

08.04.20

 

Purple Mash

Read Chapter 2 of 'Wolf's New Friends'.

 

After reading, there are 3 activities I would like you to complete (each activity is only 3 questions):

1) Chapter 2 Missing Words

2) Chapter 2 Joining Words

3) Chapter 2 Quiz

07.04.20

 

Purple Mash

Read Chapter 1 of 'Wolf's New Friends'.

 

After reading, there are 3 activities I would like you to complete (each activity is only 3 questions):

1) Missing Words

2) Joining Words

3) Chapter 1 Quiz

06.04.20

 

Purple Mash

Bella and the Farm

Choose the best time, place or clause preposition for the sentence.  

03.04.20

 

Describing a Setting:  

Following on from yesterday's home learning, use your words, phrases and ideas about the beach setting to create a paragraph to describe the beach.  Again, imagine that you are on the beach and explain what you experience.

 

For example:

As I walked down the beautiful beach the sand felt like hot lava. I could hear the waves crashing against the rocks. I could smell the coconut oil and taste the salt from the sea.

 

Write your setting description as a blog on the Reading Cloud.

02.04.20

 

Describing a Setting:  

Attached below is a picture of a beach.  Think of words or phrases to describe the setting.  When you are adding your ideas, imagine that you are on the beach.  Think of the things that you might see, hear, smell, touch/feel and even taste!  Use some adjectives and other descriptive language, like similes (e.g. the clouds were as fluffy as sheep).

 

Note:  Please save this piece of learning, as it may help you with tomorrow's activity.

01.04.20

 

Purple Mash

The Dog and the Ball

Present Perfect vs Simple Past Tense

 

Note:  This activity may be quite difficult for the children.  I have taught them these tenses in February/early March, but they have not had a lot of time to practice.  There are further instructions on Purple Mash and I briefly explain the difference between the 2 tenses.

31.03.20

 

Purple Mash

Mark wants Chicken (Inverted Commas)

30.03.20:

 

Last week, we look at some of the trickier vocabulary from 'The Little Prince'.  For today's home learning, choose any book that you have at home and open it at random.  Read the 2 open pages and copy down at least three tricky or unfamiliar words and find their definitions in a dictionary (online dictionaries are fine).  Please write the words and definitions on the Reading Cloud.

 

***Also, please make sure that you request to be my friend on the Reading Cloud.  If we are not friends, I will not be able to see your work.  To find me, type in Chantelle Hampson  or  Mrs Hampson and request to be my friend.  Thanks!

27.03.20

 

Attached below are some comprehension questions about 'The Little Prince' to complete.  Again, please do not feel that you need to print this out.  Please write the answers on a blog on the Reading Cloud.  Children do not need to re-write the questions, they just need to write the question number and the answer.  

26.03.20

 

Read the text 'The Little Prince' again.  This is only part of the story.  What do you think will happen next?  On the Reading Cloud, write the next 2 or 3 paragraphs of the story.  You can consider some of the following questions when writing:

 

Who is the small person? How did he get to the desert? Where was the narrator flying his plane to before the crash? Why does the small person want a drawing of a sheep? Does the narrator draw the sheep in the end? Who is ‘The Little Prince’ from the story title?

25.03.20

 

For today's English home learning, I have attached 2 documents below (as both Word documents and as PDFs).  The focus of today is to learn some vocabulary from an extract of the story 'The Little Prince'.  

 

The work for the next few days will be based on this story.

 

The order that I suggest that you do the activities is:

1)  Read the story.

2)  Look at the vocabulary document.  You can print this out if you'd like but it is not necessary.  The children need to match the definition (the blue tags) to the word (the grey tags).  If you print them out and match them up, you can email me a photo of this work.  If you don't print it out,  write the word and definition on either the Reading Cloud as a blog  or on a word processing program and email it to me.  Children can either use a dictionary (online or book) to find the definitions, or they can use the context of the story to help them figure out each meaning.

3)  Read the story again, seeing if the story makes more sense after exploring the vocabulary.

24.03.20

 

Reading Cloud

Watch this morning's Newsround and write a blog entry about one of the stories.

Due on 25.03.20

23.03.20

 

Today's home learning will be done on Reading Cloud.  Please make sure that you can access your account by typing in your 4-digit code as both your username and password.  Then for school, type in BA2 and find St Gildas.

 

If you have trouble with logging in or do not know your password, please email me.

 

Today's homework will be writing a blog entry about your favourite book.  What is the book about, why do you like it, what is the best part, who else do you think might like it, etc.

 

Extra 'special' task in the Reading Cloud:

 

Please make sure you add other children on the reading cloud by searching for each other following the 'profile' tab and then going to 'friends'.  A couple of children in the school have already started blogging about what they are doing during the day in addition to the home learning.  They would like for it to be a way you can communicate with each other which I think is a fantastic idea.  Please also remember to search for me, 'Chantelle Hampson' in friends if we are not 'friends' already as this is how you will be able to see the reading cloud homework. 

I hope to see lots more of you communicating with each other and keeping each other's spirits up over the coming week. 

 

Extra Home Learning Tasks:

Make sure that you continue reading every day!  

Practise your spelling words.

Practise your handwriting.

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