Room 12

YEAR 3 LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Writing:  In writing, the children should plan and write a few narratives,  recounts, procedures  and persuasive texts.  By planning these they will get practise at formulating their ideas and putting them  down quickly. Try and write at least two pieces of work each week, using a  different genre each time. Topics can be chosen by you and your child.  Be as creative as you can.

A Journal / Diary is another great activity for children to do each day.  In this journal they can record things that they have done, interesting  information they have learnt, three things they can be thankful for,  something they are worried about etc.

The children can also access BUG CLUB and this will provide them with some reading comprehension.   Remember to ask oral questions about the text they have read.

Mathematics:  Practice Basic number facts and times tables would also be  useful.  When giving your child maths activities please take note of how they are coping with what you have given them.  If it is too hard make the  numbers smaller and assist them to understand the concept and what is  expected.  Real world problems are a great way to practise mathematics and if you set some of these for your child they should be challenging but not too hard.

The children have their Mathletics login and this is another area where you can find examples for your child to work through.

Cooking, playing card games, measuring and making things with paper or wood, playing board games, are just a few other ideas for mathematics concepts to be practised.  Be as creative as you can.

Year 3 Mathematics

Money

Practise giving change from $10,  $15 and $20.

Eg. Joe had $15.  He bought a book for $3.25 and a toy for $5.65.

How much change would he get?

Addition and subtraction

eg 237 + 458 =                       95 – 27=

Sam picked apples after school.  He picked 19 apples on Monday,  13 apples  on Tuesday and 28 apples on Wednesday.

How many apples did he pick altogether?

Jack had 67 football cards.  He lost 19 of them at school.  How many does he have left?

Multiplication and Division

Eg 6 x 8 =                  56 divided by 4 =

Pam had $20. She spent $4 each day. How many days did it take Pam to spend all of her money?

Jack had 4 boxes of mangoes.  Each box    contained 15 mangoes.  How many mangoes did Jack have altogether?

Which number is halfway between 15 and 35?

Place Value

673 =  ___ hundreds  ___ tens  ___ ones

Which of these gives the largest total.

3 + 400         40+ 4 + 300         400 + 40          400 +30 + 8

Patterns

What is the pattern

6, 12, 24, 48, _________________________

4, 8, 12, 16, ____,  _____ 28, _____

2,  ____,  8,  11, 14,17, ____, ____,  ____

Elapsed Time

If Sally left home at 8:30 am and she arrived at her Nanna’s house at 12:00, how long was her journey?

It took one and a half hours to cook my cake. If I put it in the oven at 9:30, what time would I have to take it out?

Probability

Things that are certain, possible, impossible.

Which is this?

A baby was riding a motorbike down Leach Highway.

Or this

There are 4 green buttons, 5 orange buttons and 2 red buttons in a bag.  What are the chances that I would pull out a red button?

YEAR 3 LITERACY

Punctuation

Using full stops, capital letters, speech marks, apostrophes for possession,  (Jack’s bike}

apostrophes  contractions,  (wasn’t)

commas to separate a list,

commas for groups of words in a sentence.

Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences.

Which word in this sentence is an action verb?

Jane wants a horse.

Which word in this sentence is an adverb?

        There was a swarm of busy bees buzzing loudly as they flew into the hive.

Which word in this sentence is an adjective?

       She is wearing a beautiful dress today.

Decide when to use – Hint :If you are not sure read the words together and see which one sounds right.

an  or a 

an elephant,  an honour certificate, an umbrella,  an ant, an ink bottle.

( an is used for words that begin with a vowel or words that have a silent h.)      

                                 are or is

He is coming with us.      They are going out.

   its   or  it’s

The cow ran in its pen.  The lamb runs fast when it’s  ( short for it is.) frightened.

Spelling

  1. Check the rules for plurals.
  2. Remember double consonants go with a short vowel sounds in many words.

Bottle,  rattle, kitten, gutter

  1. Remember to double the consonant when you add a suffix to a short word with a short vowel sound.

skipping, bigger, running,  bagging

  1. 3. Homophones – look at the list provided.

Know when to use each word.

Contractions

Know what a contraction is and how it is written.

should  not  =  shouldn’t         it is = it’s

they will  =  they’ll       could not  = couldn’t

Make sure you know where the ’ goes.

Homographs

Words that sound the same and are spelt the same but have different meanings.

bark  =  the noise a dog makes.

=  the outside covering on a tree.

cricket =   a game

= a small insect.

Can you find more homographs?

Joining Words

Remember you can join sentences with words like

and,   so,   but,   because.

Sam went to the movies.  Jill went to the movies.

Sam and Jill went to the movies.

I like carrots.   I hate beans.

I like carrots but I ate beans.

Jack couldn’t go to football.   Jack was sick.

Jack couldn’t go to the football because he was sick.

Antonyms  (words opposite in meaning)

Find more examples

black     white                beautiful     ugly

day         night                young       old

Synonyms ( words that are similar or have the same meaning)

Find more examples

happy   joyful                     quick      fast

smile   grin                          said        replied

rubbish   trash                   alike       same

Proper Nouns

Some nouns give people, places or things a special name, like Peter, Australia, Monopoly, and Fanta.  These are called proper nouns. They must start with a capital letter.

My family sat down and played a game of Pictionary.

We all attend Rossmoyne Primary School.

Mum took me to see my dad at his work.  He works at Rio Tinto.

Can you think of other proper nouns?

Pronouns

A pronoun is a word used to replace a noun so that you don’t keep repeating the noun.

Examples

1. Emma laughed so hard milk came out of

Emma’s nose.

Emma laughed so hard milk came out of her nose.

2. I found a big box in the shed.  The box

had a lot of interesting things in it.

I found a big box in the shed.  It had a lot of           interesting things in it.

3. The children went to the park.

Our family  went to the park.

The children went to the park with us.

 Punctuate these sentences correctly.   Practise some other sentences.

last term our class visited garden city  big w and riverton leisureplex.

our final rehearsal will be on thursday said miss tran

miss williamson said that everyone had done a great job in our assembly