Please see below for all of your learning links for the week. Although we have numbered the sessions, please feel free to go at your own pace.
This week is also Bike Week! Cycling has been a great release for many families during the pandemic and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy cycling with the family and celebrate by taking part in the Bike Week festivities this week. It’s your chance to celebrate all that’s great about cycling! The latest Government rules say although we have to maintain our social distancing and be at home where we can, unlimited exercise is now permitted. To help keep families active during this time Cambridgeshire Road Safety Officers are promoting Cycling UK’s free Bike Week resource pack with indoor and outdoor activities you can do as a family. From cooking to colouring, to bike challenges, it’s got it all! Take a look here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek/activities-for-families
(Note to parents: We have also added some extra resources for you this week under the ‘Computing’ section, with a focus on ‘online safety at home’. Each home activity pack has two 15 minute activities you can do to help support your child with online safety at home if you would like).
Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at multiplication and division.
To help you practice your times tables this week, you might want to look at some of these games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division
- Follow the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to summer term, week 4. Watch the video for lesson 1: Multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8.
- Once you have completed this, complete the spicy challenges: Spicy Session 1
- Extra spicy: https://nrich.maths.org/7127
English: We are continuing with the story of Treasure Island, using the BBC Teach videos and resources.
- Click here to watch episode 6: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt6/zv346v4
- Captain Smollett tells Silver that if he gives himself up he can be sure of a fair trial in front of a court of law.Imagine Silver is a fugitive pirate on the run and create a ‘Wanted’ poster for him.
- List the crimes for which he is ‘Wanted’, using commas in a list. You can create your own poster or use this one as a template: Wanted Poster
- Follow the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to summer term, week 4. Watch the video for lesson 2: Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit.
- Episode 7 of Treasure Island: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt7/zmxnkmn
- This episode shows Jim taking important steps to defeat the pirates, get the treasure and arrange a safe way home. Imagine that each small, positive step he took was a step on a ladder.
- Complete the ‘steps to success’ to show each of Jim’s actions: The first and last have been done for you. Steps to success
- Practice spelling more common exception words here: Spelling Week 2
- You can also play the game ‘Bouncing Anagram’ throughout the week: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-437008.htm Instructions: Read the words in the list. Look at the bouncing balls. Work out which word is being shown on the balls and click on each ball to spell it correctly. Watch out – the balls will move faster after each correct word!
- June 9th is Empathy Day. Explore this theme of empathy with Ms Natale (video link will be emailed to you).
- Empathy Resolution Card
- Book recommendation card
- You might want to have a look at these suggested books to explore empathy further…
- Follow the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to summer term, week 4. Watch the video for lesson 3: Dividing a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.
- Episode 8 of Treasure Island: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt8/zvbkhbk
- I’m sure you’ve probably noticed bees buzzing around your garden or local area recently! Find out more about these fun little creatures here: Bumblebees
- Once you’ve read this, you can answer these questions: Bumblebees Questions
- Follow the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to summer term, week 4. Watch the video for lesson 4: Multiplication and division problem solving.
- Once you have done this, complete these spicy challenges: Spicy Session 4
- Extra spicy: https://nrich.maths.org/1037
- Episode 9 of Treasure Island: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt9/zdj6rj6
- Gardening: (video via email link)
- Today, follow this link (different to the ones we have used this week): https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and scroll down to Summer Term, week 4, lesson 1: Multiplying and dividing problem solving.
- Once you have watched this, you can play ‘Product Bingo’: Spicy Session 5
- Extra spicy: https://nrich.maths.org/1136
- Watch the final episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt10/zr82382
- Write a newspaper report describing the triumphant return of the Hispaniola.
- You may want to use direct speech, imagining that as a reporter, you are interviewing some of the characters.
- You could design your own newspaper or use this template: Newspaper Template
- Make sure you have watched the final episode of Treasure Island before completing these activities: Treasure Island Activities
Handwriting & Spelling
- If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on.
- Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.
- Audible (currently free)
- First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
- Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
- Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
- Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
- Storyline Online
- Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.
- Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.
- Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.
- If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.
- Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.
- Check out these six home activity packs with a focus on ‘Online Safety at Home’:
- Home Activity 1
- Home Activity 2
- Home Activity 3
- Home Activity 4
- Home Activity 5
- Home Activity 6
- Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.
- AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.
- Outdoor mindfulness activities
- Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families
- Woodland trust have compiled audio clips of different bird sounds so you can learn them and begin to recognise them on your walks! https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/identify-bird-song/
- Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website
- If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.
- You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz.
- Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.
Sustrans Outside In
- Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.