Class 3 Learning: 06.01.21

I hope everyone is doing well out there. Thank you very much for all the engagement I’ve had so far with the learning. I’ve been thoroughly pleased with the work I’ve received.

A couple of notes before today’s work:

  • Once again, the situation is far from ideal so get done what you can, when you can; balancing work and helping your children isn’t a straightforward task and we understand that.
  • If anything online doesn’t work, such as games or online activites I post, don’t worry. A quick practice on whatever topic it’s around is still a win in my book.
  • Google classroom is in full swing. Please let me know asap if you’re having any issues getting on we can help you get it working.

On to today’s work:

English: Commas for lists (revision)

I had a look at your wonderful Tintin stories you completed last term and one of the things that stood out was that we aren’t using many commas!

The use of commas is really important in our writing as it allows us to write lists, extend sentences and take little breaths when we’re reading (I’m sure some of your parents tell you that you never take a breath when you’re talking though!).

To build up our knowledge again, we’ll start by looking at how they are used in lists. Using commas in lists means we can add more information about something without having to use and and and and and.

As you will have all worked on comma lists before, this will be a bit of revision for you.

I would like you to see if you can describe the Saxon warrior on the page through the use of comma lists. Year 4s in particular, I would like you to add a lot more detail into your description (though I would like everyone to be as accurate and ambitious as they can).

There are examples and instructions on the sheet.

Maths: Comparing Multiplication Answers

Today, you’ll be looking at some multiplication statements and deciding which answer is larger.

You should use the < > or = symbols to show which question will give you the larger answer.

For example: 3 x 6 > 2 x 5

This is because 3 x 6 gives you 18, which is a larger number than 2 x 5 gives you.

There are two challenges. One works on times tables (with a few trickier questions added in), while the other works on larger multiplication questions (with a few extra challenges).

History and Design: Longships

Longships were sleek, fast ships that allowed the Vikings and Saxons to travel from their home countries to invade places like Britain.

They were fearsome ships that were unmatched at the time. It is thought that the Vikings may have travelled as far as Canada. You can read a few more facts about the Vikings in the link below.

It always amazes me how they managed to navigate the world only using things like the stars and the colour and movement of the sea.

Have a look at the video about Viking longships. What can you find out about them? When you’ve watched the video, have a look at the picture of a longship then do the following:

  • Draw your own longship
  • Design a sail with a picture on that represents who you are. Perhaps you could use a sword to show you are fierce, or a coin to show how rich you want to be.
  • Add on a figurehead. If you remember from yesterday, a figurehead is a carving added to the front (prow) of a ship. The Vikings often used animals for this. What animal would you use?
  • Underneath, write 4 facts about longships that you found out. It would be great if you could extend this with more research of your own.

I can’t wait to see your designs!

Have a great day, get done what you can and I look forward to seeing the results!

As ever, take care of each-other.

All the best,

Mr. Este