Year 3/4 Homework – Summer Term 2015 Please find below our homework menu for the autumn term. There is a list of activities for the whole term for you to complete. You should aim to complete one activity per week but you can choose the order you complete them in. There are a selection of literacy, maths and topic based activities for you to choose from. You will be able to complete some of the activities independently and some will involve working alongside an adult. As lots of the activities link to our topic ‘Settlers and Invaders’, you might find these websites useful sources of information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/ http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/vikingsax.html We would like you to use the book we are sending home to complete your homework in. Books will be collected once a week, on a Wednesday, marked and returned by Friday. If you need more help, please ask your teacher to explain the activity further. If you are struggling to complete your homework then please ask us for help. Most of the activities can be adapted to make them more or less challenging as appropriate. If there are any comments that your parents would like to share with your class teacher, the HomeSchool Journal is the best way to do so. As always, any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you, Mrs Johnston Mrs McGrath Miss Taylor Literacy and Topic Remember to read for 20 minutes every day AND complete a spelling activity Viking collage Think about an interesting Viking scene – here are some ideas to help you: • A longboat on a stormy sea • A Viking farm • The rainbow bridge between Midgard and Asgard • A Viking raid! A longhouse model Think about the features of a longhouse (the fire in the middle, a thatched roof, benches with animal skins) and try to create a miniature version. Choose your materials carefully! We are going to be going on our class visit to Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. Use books or the internet to research why this is an important historical site. Write a fact page about a Viking topic (e.g. travel, lifestyle, communication) Draw or paint a picture of a Viking God Identify locations of Viking settlements around the United Kingdom using a map. Maths Remember to practise your 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 times tables so that you know them. Use the television listings from a newspaper, magazine or the internet and create (cut & paste, cut out and stick in, draw a table, etc) a table showing all the programmes on BBC1 from 9.30am until 2.00pm. -Work out how long each programme lasts (in minutes). -Which programme is on television the longest? How long does it last? -Which programme is on the shortest? How long does it last? -How many programmes last longer than 45 minutes? What is your favourite number? How many different ways can you make this number? Can you make your favourite number using different number operations, + x - ÷ (eg, number 3, 1 + 1 + 1, 1 x 3, 4 - 1, 6 ÷2, etc) Look around your home and count how many different 2D shapes you can find. List 10 different objects and their shape (eg, television – rectangle). Which shapes have right angles? Draw the object and show the right angle Roll a rectangle of paper (newspaper, magazine pages, etc) into a tube and use paper clips, staples or sticky tape to join the edges together. Try using different sized rectangles and see what the cylinders look like. Can you add up all the ages of the people who live in your house? What other calculations can you do using these numbers? If the answer is 100, what could the questions be? You can be as creative as you like with your answers!