Tuesday 16th June Learning
Good morning Year 3. We hope that you enjoyed the first day of learning about chocolate!
Here is today's learning:
Reading: Today we will read some more of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read the pages below.
Answer these questions about the story so far:
What is Mr Bucket’s job?
Why was Mr Bucket never able to make enough money to buy the things the family needed?
What did the family have for supper every day?
Why were Sundays better?
What does Charlie long for more than anything else in the world?
Explain how Charlie feels when he sees the chocolate in the shop windows and the children eating chocolate. Make sure you explain how he feels and why he feels that way.
How do the Bucket family manage to buy Charlie a chocolate bar for his birthday each year?
Writing: For the rest of this week we will practise writing compound and complex sentences. Today we will start with compound sentences. Remember a compound sentence is made from 2 simple sentences joined with a co-ordinating conjunction such as and, but, so, for, yet, or. We use FANBOYS to remember these. A co-ordinating conjunctions MUST go in the middle of a sentence; we cannot start sentences with these conjunctions.
Open the CCF compound sentences sheet and complete the sentences to make compound sentences.
Today we are going to subtract money. If you buy a book costing £7.50p from a shop, but you only have a £10 note, you will be given CHANGE. To calculate the change you will be given you need to do the equation £10 - £7.50.
The easiest way to work out this problem is by converting your money back to pennies.
£10 = 1000p
£7.50 = 750p
You can use the column method to work this out.
1000 – 750 = 250
Then we need to convert our pennies back into pounds and pennies:
250p = £2.50p
The worksheets attached ask whether the change you have received is correct. Check your change by taking away the money you are giving from the price of the item you are buying. Choose the level that you feel is best suited to your ability.
The next part of the story of chocolate is all about how chocolate made its way to Europe.
In 1528, a Spanish explorer called Hernan Cortes went to Central America and met King Montezuma II. He tried the chocolate drink and liked it so he took cocoa beans back to Spain. These pictures are supposed to show Hernan Cortes meeting Montezuma.
The people in Spain added honey, sugar, cinnamon or vanilla to the chocolate drink to make it sweet and it became very popular. The chocolate drink was very expensive and only rich people could afford to drink it. The Spanish people kept chocolate a secret for a while and chocolate didn’t reach England until the 1650s.
Task: Create a storyboard to show the history of chocolate. The mild challenge has some words in each box to help you so you need to draw pictures in each box to go with the writing. If you want more of a challenge try to write the words and draw the pictures yourself.