Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Monday 8th June Learning

Good Morning Year 3 and welcome to another week of spacey learning!!

English

We are going to continue to read Space Hunt this week. Today we are going to start chapter 3.

Your reading task is to predict what will happen next. How will the crew get out of the space junk?

Writing

Today we would like you to draw an alien. It can be a friendly, little guy or a huge, angry beast. Use your imagination to make your alien as creative as you can. Around the outside of your drawing, we would like you to write some expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors. I have drawn an example for you below.

Maths

Warm up with 15 minutes of Times Tables Rock Stars. If you do not know your log in details please email Mr Mason or Mrs Cousins and they will send them to you.

In maths this week we are going to be learning about lines. “Lines!” I hear you say, I know it sounds strange but there are some maths facts that you need to know about lines.

First of all we will learn about horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines.

A vertical line goes straight up and down like this:

I find it helps to remember that the V for vertical looks like an arrow pointing down.

A horizontal line goes from left to right like this:

And a diagonal line is a sloping line like this:

This oblong has 2 vertical lines either side, that I have labelled with a V next to them, and 2 horizontal lines that I have labelled with a H next to them.

Whereas this trapezium shape does not have any vertical lines, it has 2 horizontal lines and 2 diagonal lines (labelled with Ds).

The words horizontal and vertical can also be used to describe the direction of objects. We would say that the stage in the hall at school is horizontal and that the side of a cupboard door is vertical. The lines have to be completely straight to be horizontal or vertical; a droopy washing line is NOT horizontal!

Open the lines activity sheet below and see if you can complete the challenges. There are 3 different challenges; complete them all or choose which best suits your level.

Topic

Continuing with our space topic, we are going to be looking at how the earth rotates, causing the sun to rise and set. We would like you it look at the slide show attached and complete the work sheet. If you have a globe and a torch available, try and attempt the experiment.