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Welcome to another half term. Keep safe and keep washing your hands!

Thank you for the lovely video – Miss Coombes and Mr Popple loved it. From now on, we are putting the week's activities online so you can choose what order to do them. Sometimes they need a particular order but sometimes they don't...




Maths WB 6/ 7/ 20


All week:

Main – Measures



Monday – Measuring mass

To start: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/87/itp-measuring-scales


Tuesday – Comparing mass

To start: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/87/itp-measuring-scales


Wednesday – Adding and subtracting mass

To start: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html


Thursday – Measuring capacity

To start: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html


Friday – Maths Challenge

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10


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Monday –

Adding Suffixes Beginning with Vowel letters

Usually when adding a suffix, you keep the root word the same and just add the suffix…

The -e at the end of a root word is dropped before adding any suffix beginning with a vowel letter.

So –

carnivore + ous = carnivorous

When a word ends in a consonant and y, change the y to i before the suffix -ous is added.

So –

victory + ous = victorious

When a word ends with a vowel and y keep the y.

So –

joy + ous = joyous

If none of the other rules apply we just add -ous onto the ending.

So –

poison + ous = poisonous

mountain + ous = mountainous

There are some other rules for particulour spellings when you add –ous, can you work them out?






Do the quiz to support you in this!

Tuesday – Watch ‘The Wishgranter’ and answer the questions

Wednesday – Recap ‘The Wishgranter’. I’ve written the first part of the story. Write a different ending.

Thursday – Recap ‘The Wishgranter’. What would you wish for if you could put a coin in the fountain? Write a few paragraphs telling me all about it.

Friday – Recap ‘The Wishgranter’. What is the Wishgranter like as a character? Draw a picture of him and write adjectives around him; what he looks like AND what he is like as a person.


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Other subjects


Topic –

We are starting a Geography topic learning about the Mediterranean.

The Mediterranean is an area of the world where it is usually hot and sunny. It has lots of beaches because all of the Mediterranean countries are around the Mediterranean sea.

Look at this map…


Have you been to any of these countries?

Cartographers are people who work with maps… Be a cartographer and colour countries on your own version of this map. Try and label them too so you can remember them!

Read all about it at:




Then fill in the gaps in the paragraph to show what you know!


RE –

Who can inspire us?

We have learnt lots about why people are inspired by Mohammed, Jesus or one of the other important religious figures.

What makes someone inspiring to you?

Can you think of 5 words to describe how a modern-day leader needs to be?

Choose someone who inspires you and do some research about them.

Present it anyway you like a poster, a PowerPoint, a factfile…

Send us it if you can, we’d love to see who you’ve chosen!


Music –

Watch the four videos at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f about pulse and rhythm; duration and tempo; melody and pitch and harmony.

Write a paragraph explaining what you have learnt!


French –

Listen to the song at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-clothes-and-colours/zkhxpg8 Try and learn it and send me a video!


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Week Commencing 6th July

Remember: Here is the information about sports day on Tuesday 7th July. It is a West Yorkshire event aiming to get everyone at home and in school involved. 

 Transition Activities 

1. Draw and colour/paint a picture of yourself to bring in for a display at the start of the Autumn Term.

2. Write a letter or use the newsletter provided here to tell us (your new Year 4 teachers) a bit about yourself. You could either e-mail this to us or bring it to us in September (if you have a printer). 


We look forward to seeing/reading these! Enjoy!


Week beginning 29/6/20



All week:

Main – Telling the time practice


Monday –

Recognising the time in 1 minute intervals

To start: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Main – Use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock to make different times – talk to someone about what time it is.

If the hour hand (little) is after the 3and the minute hand (big) is just after the 5 what time could it be? [Use the clock to help]

Challenge – the clock hands make a right angle, what time could it be? Use the online clock to help and list the times!


Tuesday –

To recognise AM and PM using analogue and digital clocks (12 hour clock)

To start - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Main – List things that happen AM [morning] or PM [afternoon] for you.

Challenge – Write some more sentences about telling the time which are TRUE


Wednesday –

To recognise and understand a 24 hour clock

To start - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Main - The first hour of the morning is known as 00:00

This is 12am

What are you doing at this time?

the pattern then goes .....

01:00  = 1am

02:00  = 2am

Can you carry on the pattern?

Sometimes we don’t put the 0 on at the start; sometimes we do – it doesn’t matter!


The first hour of the afternoon is 12:00

This is 12pm

What are you doing at this time?

On the 24 hour clock, the next hour is......

13:00 = 1pm

Can you continue the pattern?


Thursday –


To find the duration of events.


Remember – you may need to use your clock to help!

Also, sometimes they need you to calculate the duration IN BOTH DIRECTIONS!

Challenge - choose two times, with at least an hour between them. Write them in digital times, then calculate the duration between them!


Bill went for a drive.

It took him 3 minutes and 24 seconds to get to the mountains.

It then took him a further 4 minutes and 7 seconds to get to the lake.

1) How long did it take him to reach the lake from his house?

2) How long did it take him to make the whole journey back to his house?



Friday – Maths Challenge

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

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Monday – Watch ‘Horton hatches an egg’. Do the questions.

Tuesday – Watch ‘Oh the places We’ll go’. Do the questions.

Wednesday – Story writing

Write a story about what might happen to you in the future. What job might you do? Where might you go? What adventures might you have? Use your imagination… but make it possible…….

Thursday – Do a book review of your favourite story from Dr Seuss

Friday –

Word families

Word families are groups of words that link together through their meaning, grammar or morphology (roots, prefixes and suffixes).

These words…

rewrite    written    underwrite 

…all come from the root ‘write’ and they are in the WRITE word family.

For example….

Can you think of the words in these word families?

Now do the activity sheet to practice!

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Other Subjects


Topic –

Plants are living things.
There are 7 life processes that tell us if something is alive. The 7 life process are movement, respiration, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition and sensitivity. Plants do all 7 of these things. Plants need certain conditions to help them grow well.

Have you ever looked after a plant? What did you have to provide it with to help it to grow? What do you think plants need?

Today we are going to find out exactly what plants need to grow well.

Scientists find things out by setting up investigations and gathering results.

There are different types of investigation:  fair tests, comparative tests, exploring and observing, finding patterns or sorting and classifying.

Scientists choose which type of investigation is best for what they are trying to find out.

This will be an exploring and observing investigation, so you can see what happens to your plants in different conditions.

We are going to use your plants to check what they need to grow well. Think of 4 different areas you can try and grow them.

Remember what we have learnt about fair tests! You could use pictures, words or both to explain your ideas on your Investigation Planner.

Don't forget to measure the height of your plant so that you can tell if it has grown taller at the end of the investigation.

Before setting an investigation up, scientists think about what they will find out. This is called ‘making a prediction’.

When you make a prediction, you say what you think will happen in your investigation.

Challenge: Can you explain why you predict this will happen?

Plan your investigation on your sheet…

When you are ready, collect your plant and set up your investigation!

You can use your Investigation Planner to help you remember what you need to do.

Make sure you are very careful when handling the plants.  Always wash your hands after touching the plants.

Now your investigation is set up, you will need to watch your plants carefully.

When scientists look carefully at things, it is called ‘observing’, or ‘making an observation’.

Over the coming days, observe your plants regularly and see if you notice anything.

Draw a picture of them every few days and write a sentence about each. For example, you might write ‘This plant is growing well.’ or ‘This plant is wilting.’

When you have completed your observations, you will look at your results and think about what you found out.


RE –

We are learning about inspiring people. Watch ‘Moses and the Exodus’. Moses is an important figure in the Jewish religion. Write questions you would like to ask the characters and the answers they might give.


ART - Hello everyone. I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to taking part in some creative activities this week. Have a look on your Year 3 Art Blog throughout the week for different ideas. There are also lots of ideas on the Whole School Art Blog that you could work on.

To link with your Dr Seuss work: Could you create a setting and puppets to create your own animated show? Here is a blog from a few years ago, where we made Seuss inspired scenes and puppets. You could film your show using an iPad or phone or just have fun creating a live show for your family. Dr Seuss Blog

Remember that you can email me with your creations. It's always lovely to hear from you to see the creative projects you are working on. 




Today we are talking about what to do with money. Do you always do the same thing with your pocket money?

Find as many people as you can. If you are the only person available, I’m sure you can do it yourself [Be inventive!]!

Each person will be given a card telling you who you are and what you want to do.

One person will be a customer
with some money. Others will be people who might influence the customer’s choice.

Take turns to speak with the customer.

Finally, the customer will decide what to do with his or her money. 

We’d love to know what you decide: let us know!


French –

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-how-to-introduce-yourself/zf84d6f

There are lots of phrases we have already earnt in this. Tell someone about them!

What do you think ‘voici’ means?

What do you think ‘une glace’ might be?

Draw ‘une glace’ with ‘cinq’ balls…

Label them with the colours in French, and colour it to match!

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Week beginning 22/ 6/ 20


All week:

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/


Monday –

Right angles

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/carroll-diagrams/2d-shapes

Challenge – Create a drawing with EXACTLY 8 right angles!


Tuesday –

Comparing angles

To start - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/shiftingShapes/index.html

Challenge: How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle?

What are these times to the nearest minute?

Draw them!


Wednesday –

Horizontal and vertical

To start - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/83/sort_shapes_venn

Challenge – See sheet


Thursday –

Parallel and perpendicular

To start – https://pbskids.org/oddsquad/games/pienado/

Challenge – See sheet


Friday – Maths Challenge

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10


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We are carrying on looking at the stories Dr Seuss wrote. Watch the videos and do the activities!

Monday – Watch ‘The Lorax’ and then answer the questions.

Tuesday – Recap ‘The Lorax’. Write a story about where you think the Lorax goes afterwards.

Wednesday – Watch ‘The Sneeches’ and then answer the questions.

Thursday – Draw your favourite Dr Seuss character. Label around them with good adjectives to describe them. Think about what they look like, how they behave and what they are like on the inside!

Friday – Adding Suffixes Beginning with Vowel Letters

There are some spelling rules we need to follow when adding suffixes that start with vowel letters to words containing more than one syllable.

As always, there are exceptions to these rules, but they are a good starting guide.

If you are adding one to a word that ends in a silent ‘e’, the word loses the silent ‘e’ when the suffix is added.

Like this:

bike + es = bikes

nice + est = nicest

hike + er = hiker

BUT NOT being

When a word ends in y, change the y to i before the suffix is added but not before ing.

Like this:

copy + er = copier

happy + est = happiest

The only main exceptions are skiing and taxiing.

If you add a suffix that begins with a vowel letter to a word:

ü             that ends with one vowel and a consonant          (e.g. –at, -en)

ü             that has more than one syllable                (e.g. hello)

ü             where the last syllable of the word is stressed    (e.g. forgot or channel)

The final consonant is doubled before the vowel suffix is added

Read all of this information, then do the activity. If you want to do more, try the extra challenge!



Have a go at the spelling games on Spelling Frame [https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4] to practice the Year 3 and 4 words we are learning. Choose the words you are not so good at. When you click on the objective, you can play lots of games with them or test yourself!

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Other Subjects



Topic –

Life cycle of a plant

The life cycle of a flowering plant shows the changes that happen to the plant over the course of its lifetime.

The main stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant are:

  1. Germination - Germination is when a seed begins to grow.
  2. Growing and flowering - Once the seed has germinated the plant grows bigger and then forms flowers.
  3. Pollination – Pollination occurs when pollen from the anther is transferred to the stigma, often by an insect.
  4. Fertilisation and seed formation – Fertilisation happens when the pollen travels from the stigma down the style to the ovary.

The pollen joins with an ovule to form a seed. The seed forms inside the ovary.

  1. Seed dispersal - Once the seeds are fully formed, the plant needs to disperse them.

This means that the plant needs to move or transport the seeds away from the parent plant in some way so that they don't all try to grow in the same place.

There are lots of different ways that seeds can be dispersed.

Now you have read all about it – put the life cycle in order using the activity sheet.

If you haven’t already, please also plant your seeds. You have hopefully got some cress, mung beans or some marigold seeds. You need to half fill four pots with soil or plant them in the garden if you have space. Make sure they are covered with soil or compost. Make sure you water them every day, especially in this lovely weather. We will need them for an experiment when they start to grow! You will need four plants.

Once you have planted them, if they are in pots, put them in a warm place to grow.


Art - Hello everyone. I hope you are keeping safe and well and have had a wonderful weekend. I will be uploading lots of creative ideas to the Year 3 Art Blog this week. I will also be adding new activities to the Whole School Creative Learning Blog. Take a look on these two sites and choose some activities that you would like to do. It has been wonderful to see some of your artwork, thank you to everyone who has sent me an email to share your work. What will you create this week? Take care, from Mrs Barrett mandy.barrett@gomersalprimaryschool.co.uk


RE – We are learning all about people who inspire us. Last week, we watched a clip about Jesus.

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9b9jxs

Create a profile with information you know about him…

  • What job did he do?
  • What is his nickname?
  • What was his wife called?
  • Why does he inspire people?
  • What does the Qu’ran say about how Muslims should lead their lives?

 Music – In Music this term, we were going to use ‘Boomwhackers’ which are musical instruments made out of different lengths of pipes to make different notes. See what instruments you can make from different objects around the house. Did you know: you can make different notes from glass milk bottles, filled to different points with water! Then record yourself and send a video of your music to your teacher!


Why keep your money in a bank account?

Read the information sheet and have a go at the questions on the activity sheet!

French –

We have learnt the body parts in French before, but we didn’t really talk about the articles. Watch:


Then find someone to teach about them!

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Week beginning 15/ 6/ 20


All week:

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/


Monday –

Ordering fractions

To start - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/firepitFractions/index.html


Tuesday –

Adding fractions

To start - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/fractions/index.html


Wednesday –

Subtracting fractions

To start - https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/fractionWall


Thursday –

Problem solving with fractions

To start -http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L2801/L2801/index.html


Friday – Maths Challenge

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10


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We are starting an author study of Dr Seuss. Watch someone reading one of his books and do the activities! He was an amazing writer from the USA. He wrote lots of books for children and most of them rhyme….

Do you know any of his stories?

Lots of them have been turned into films so you might know them….

Monday – Watch ‘If I Ran the Zoo’. Dr Seuss has to think about syllables all the time to get the patterns right for his rhymes. Remember a syllable is a single sound of a word.

Please do the activity about syllables!

Tuesday – Recap ‘If I Ran the Zoo’. Can you answer the questions in your book?

Wednesday – Recap ‘If I Ran the Zoo. Imagine you owned a zoo…. what would you have in it? Do some writing and draw pictures to go with it. Don’t forget to use adverbs and subordinate clauses to make your writing even better.

Thursday – Watch ‘The Cat in the Hat’. Can you answer the questions in your book?

Friday – Recap ‘The Cat in the Hat’. Imagine something strange came round to your house… write a story like Dr Seuss. Use your imagination about what happens. Remember, Dr Seuss only writes for children so it has to be suitable!


Have a go at the spelling games on Spelling Frame [https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4] to practice the Year 3 and 4 words we are learning. Choose the words you are not so good at. When you click on the objective, you can play lots of games with them or test yourself!

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Other subjects:


Parts of a flower

Have you ever wondered why plants have flowers?

You have probably all seen flowers before.

But do you know what the different parts of a flower are for?

This lesson will help you find out!

The flower’s job is to create seeds so that new plants can be grown.

Flowers are made up of lots of parts that work together to make seeds.

Each part of the flower has a special job to do in order to make seeds.

The video on the website below will help you remember the different parts of the flower. Try to remember what each part does.


Once you have watched the video, complete your Parts of a Flower Activity Sheet.

Pollination occurs when pollen from the anther is transferred to the stigma.

Insects like bees and butterflies are attracted to the bright colours of the petals and the sweet scent of the flower.

They visit the flower to drink a sweet liquid called nectar.

When an insect goes into the flower to drink the nectar, some grains of pollen brush off the anthers onto their body.

When the insect visits another flower for more nectar, the grains of pollen transfer from the insect's body to the sticky stigma of the new flower.
This is pollination.

The pollen on the stigma then travels down the style towards the ovary.

Once it reaches the ovary, the pollen joins with an ovule.

The ovule can then grow into a seed. This is known as fertilisation.

Once you have read the information, do the ‘Pollination Process’ sheet!

If you haven’t already, please also plant your seeds. You have hopefully got some cress, mung beans or some marigold seeds. You need to half fill four pots with soil or plant them in the garden if you have space. Make sure they are covered with soil or compost. Make sure you water them every day, especially in this lovely weather. We will need them for an experiment when they start to grow! You will need four plants.

Once you have planted them, if they are in pots, put them in a warm place to grow.



Watch https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zgvcd2p

Write a paragraph to explain, according to the Bible, how Jesus got his disciples. Can you also mention how Jesus inspires Christians [don’t forget the other stories we have looked at too…]

PSHE – This week we are learning about creating a budget

Play https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/teachers/resources-8-12s/topic-5-how-can-i-plan-a-simple-budget/interactive-b-uk/

Then try the activity sheet!


Art - Hello everyone - Mrs Barrett here! I hope you're keeping well and safe. I have uploaded some more creative ideas to the Year 3 Art blog. These are creative activities that you can have a go at in your own time and in any order. Keep your eye on it, as I'll be uploading new tasks throughout the week. Year 3 Art Blog

Here is a PowerPoint lesson about an artist called Cornelia Konrads Cornelia Konrads - Land art

Dr Seuss was famous for creating imaginary worlds. Use this PowerPoint to help inspire you to create and write about an imaginary world. It introduces you to the word 'surreal' and an artist called Matthais Jung  Surreal Architecture.pptx

Remember to share any of your work with me at: mandy.barrett@gomersalprimaryschool.co.uk

It is always lovely to hear from you. Stay well and safe!


Music – Listen to the clip showcasing different instruments. Decide which one you like best. Make a poster about it – why is it your favourite? Can you find out about its history? Who plays that instrument famously? Can you describe its sound? Can you draw it?


French - 

Watch the video about Ben at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-meet-the-family/zf7tgwx

Tell someone the answers to these questions to show you understood…

How do you say ‘birthday’?

How old is Lili?

How many sisters does she have?

What do you think ‘gentiles’ might mean?

Why does Ben say ‘fromage’ when he is taking the photo?

CHALLENGE: Now can you draw and label a picture of who lives with you? use French if you can!

You can always send me it!

Enter text...

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Week beginning 8/ 6 / 20


All week:

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/


Monday –

Equivalent fractions [fraction wall]

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Challenge – See sheet


Tuesday –

Equivalent fractions [numberline]

To start - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/equivalence/index.html

Challenge – See sheet


Wednesday –

Equivalent fractions [calculating]

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Challenge – How many fractions can you think of which are equivalent to ¾ ?


Thursday –

Comparing fractions [Greater than/ less than]

To start - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4764

Challenge – How many fractions can you think of which are GREATER than ½ but smaller than one whole?


Friday – Maths Challenge

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10


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Monday – Read the poem ‘Surrounded by Noise’, then nswer the questions.

Tuesday – Write your own version. Copy the structure. Use my template to help.

Wednesday – Learn your version. Perform it to someone else so they can give you two stars and a wish. Then video it and send it to your teacher, we’d love to see it!

Thursday – Grammar - suffixes

Friday –Comprehension

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Other subjects


Topic – Water transportation in plants

The process of water transportation is the way water moves through a plant.

The roots absorb water from the soil.

The stem transports water to the leaves.

Water evaporates from the leaves.

This evaporation causes more water to be sucked up the stem.

The water is sucked up the stem like water being sucked up through a straw.

Scientists investigate the way processes work in lots of ways. A scientist used food colouring travelling through plant stems to see water transportation. Her experiment showed these things:

  • The hotter the weather, the faster the water is transported.
  • Flowers in warmer places change colour first.
  • Flowers in cold places change colour slowly.
  • The coldest places cause water to be transported slowly.

She used three flowers and put them in different places. Can you draw and label the experiment she might’ve done? Remember, in Science week we learnt about how important a fair test was…. you have to keep lots of things the same so you are only testing what you want to!


Art - Log onto the Gomersal Primary Art blog for Year 3 and choose an activity Year 3 Art

RE – Who can inspire us? Imagine answers to, ‘If I led the world…’ what would you do? Choose a picture of a leader [Miss Cox, arts council, policeman, firefighter,nhs doctors,martin luther king] and put key words around the outside to show why they are a good leader.

PSHE – We are looking at different types of jobs this week. What is a job?

  1. If you get paid a salary, this is
    when you are told the amount of money you will earn in one year. You will normally receive the same amount of pay every month in your bank account.
  2. Some people get paid an hourly rate, when you earn a set amount for every hour that you work. The more hours you work, the more pay you’ll receive.
  3. You can get paid piece work – this is when you’re paid a set amount for every item you make. The more items you produce, the more you’ll be paid.
  4. Sometimes people get commission – this is mostly for sales jobs, when you receive a share of all the sales you make. Often you will get commission as an extra on top
    of your salary.

What types of jobs do you know of?]

Do you know which jobs are well paid?

Do the worksheet and have a guess….

[I’ll give you the answers next week!]

PE/ Music – This is what traditional Greek dancing looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPrUZx9AKSc

Have a go. Get some of your family involved and send your teacher a video!


French – Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-painting-together/z72gd6f

Can you tell someone the answer to these questions…


What colour is ‘vert’?

What colour is ‘marron’?

What colour is ‘noir’?

What colour is ‘jaune’?

What colour is ‘bleu’?

What colour is ‘orange’?

What colour is ‘rouge’?

What colour is ‘blanc’?

What colour is ‘mauve’?


What is the difference between ‘mauve’ and ‘violet’ which is the word that we learnt?

What do you you think ‘ce n'est pas beau’ might mean?

What do you think ‘Où habites-tu?’ means?

Then draw/ paint a picture of your city using different colours and tell someone what colours you've used in Frenech!


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1/ 6/ 20


Tenths as  decimals

To start – http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4593

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge – Draw lots of different place value grids. Draw 9 counters in it, like in the video. Underneath, write what decimal is being shown.


0 in the ones column, 9 in the tenths column = 0.9



Remember, a homophone is a word which sounds the same but means different things. For example, blue and blew. I know we’ve learnt about them before but there are lots! Do the sheet above for more practise.



We are starting our Topic all about plants. Today, we are learning about the different parts of a plant. Do you already know the answer to these questions?

What do the roots do?

What does the flower do?

What does the stem do?

What do the leaves do?


Where do we find the roots of a plant?

They grow underneath a plant, below the surface of the soil. Roots are usually long and are covered in small hairs.

What do you think their jobs are?

The roots anchor the plant in the ground. They absorb water and nutrients from the soil.


What is a stem or trunk?

Branches, leaves and flowers grow from the stem or trunk. A trunk is woody, and often has a layer of bark around it.

What job does it do?

The stem or trunk holds the plant up. It also carries water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves.


What do they look like?

Leaves can be all different shapes and sizes. If a plant has leaves all year round it is called an evergreen. If it keeps growing year after year it is called a perennial.

What job do leaves do?

The leaves make food for the plant using sunlight and carbon dioxide from the air.


What do they look like?

Flowers can be all shapes and sizes. Flowers are brightly coloured to attract insects and birds.

Do you know what the flower’s job is?

The insects collect pollen from the flower then carry it to other flowers. Flowers use the pollen to make seeds to grow new plants.


Now is your chance to show what you have learnt!

Your job is to create a folding leaflet to explain the function of the different parts of a plant. Make sure it has a mixture of writing and pictures.


Tuesday 2/ 6/ 20


Fractions on a numberline

To start - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/37/placing_numbers_on_a_number_line

Main - 


Then do my worksheet.

Challenge - Download my activity!



Read ‘The Magic Box’ poem. Answer the questions above.


Art - Hello everyone... I hope you are all keeping well and safe. I will be posting creative ideas for you to work on at home. Follow this link to find some art activities. Year 3 Art

It would be lovely to see what you have been creating. From Mrs Barrett.


Wednesday 3/ 6/ 20


Wednesday – Fractions of a set of objects

To start - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4593

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Then do my worksheet.

Challenge – Download my activity!



Wednesday – Re-read ‘The Magic Box’ poem. Write your own version, using the same structure. I’ve made a sheet to use to help. It doesn’t rhyme, but remember to make the lines the right length and make sure there are the right number in each verse!



A pilgrimage is a journey someone makes to a Holy place to bring them closer to God. Watch the video on the BBC about the Hindu pilgrimage to the Ganges: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-pilgrimage-hinduism/z4ghf4j

Write a paragraph to explain about it and what it involves. Don’t forget to say whether you think you’d like to go on pilgrimage and why or why not. Then draw a picture of someone there.


4/ 6/ 20


Thursday – Fractions of a set of objects

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=bingofractionsofamountsv3

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Then do my worksheet.

Challenge – https://nrich.maths.org/12935/note



Thursday – Learn your version by heart. Perform it for someone else so they can give it two stars and a wish then send your teacher a video!



Access https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-8-12/. Read some fact sheets about banking and test your knowledge by playing some of the games.


PE/ Music – Listen to Bill Haley singing ‘Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iql9016msD0

It’s an old song but its got a great beat. Make up a much more modern dance to it. Try and learn it and video it/ part of it for your teacher to see!


Friday 5/ 6/ 20

Friday – Maths Challenge

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/8586



Friday – Cup Final comprehension Comprehension



Watch the traditional French story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DflfjcD9PO8

Can you find the words for apple? Horse? Sheep? Rabbit? Mouse?

What happens in the story?

Did you like the story? Why or why not?

Tell someone else what happens in the story to show you understood it.





 May Half Term Projects

During the half term break you can choose to complete one (or all) of the following projects:


1) Find out all about Captain James Cook – an important person from Yorkshire. Find out what he did and where he went. Present your research anyway you want to…. a PowerPoint, some writing or even a model – then take a photo or send us evidence of what you’ve done: we’d love to see!


2) We are going to start a topic on plants. Look for examples of different plants (maybe in a garden or out on walks) and try to draw them. Find out their names and label them.


3) Do some of the Maths challenges on Nrich at https://nrich.maths.org/13786



22/ 5/ 20


Friday Challenge

To start – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge – https://nrich.maths.org/6274



Do the ‘Sun Safety’ comprehension I’ve uploaded above, which goes with our Topic work.



Finish your PowerPoint presentation about Greek Gods. Make it as amazing as you can. When you are ready, send it to your teacher: we can’t wait to see them!


21/ 5/ 20


Counting in Tenths

To start – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WhatFractionv3

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge – How many different ways can you show 9/10? Remember, fractions all have to be the same size!!!



Learn your own version of ‘What is Pink’. You need to learn it by heart so you can say it to someone else without the paper. Perform it and ask your audience to give you two stars and a wish. You could film it and send it to your teacher: We’d love to see it!



We are learning about money from around the world. In different countries they have different currency [types of money].


They have Euros in lots of Europe.


They have francs in Switzerland.


They have dollars in America.


Choose somethings you like buying. Use the internet to research how much it costs in different currencies: its amazing!

For example: before the Euro, a bag of crisps cost 365 pesetas in Spain, but 10 000 lira in Italy and 35 dollars!


Today at 4pm, there is an online Guinness World Record attempt hosted by Rob Biddulph.

Here is the link to sign up to be part of the biggest online art lesson:


 Mrs Barrett



20/ 5/ 20




To start – http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4593

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                              Then download the sheet above

Challenge – Download the sheet above



Have a go at your own version of the poem ‘What is Pink?’. Make sure it has the same structure! I’ve put a template on the website to help. Use your imagination, although the last line might be the same. LOOK AT WHERE THE RHYMING IS!!!



Lots of the creation stories have days of rest. Write a paragraph explaining how you would like to spend a rest day then draw yourself spending the day doing something good!


19/ 5/ 20


To start – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Fractionsv7

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/2124/note



Over the next few weeks we’re looking at different poems. Read the poem ‘What is pink?’

Then answer these questions…

  1. Where is the rose?
  2. What is happening to the clouds?
  3. Which adjectives does the poet use to describe the pear?
  4. Which punctuation does the poet use?
  5. Why are the clouds violet in the summer?
  6. Why doesn’t the poet rhyme anything with orange?
  7. Which is your favourite line? Why?



Mrs Barrett has had some great ideas for art linking to our Topic work on Light and Shadows. Its on this page – have a look!


18/ 5/ 20


To start – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Fractionsv7

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge – https://nrich.maths.org/2361/note



Conjunctions, as you know, join two parts of a sentence together. They do lots of different jobs. Today we are looking at conjunctions which express time and cause. How many can you think of?

Do the activity sheet I’ve put on above.




Making shadows

Light is a beam of energy that travels in a wave from a source.

A wave of light can only travel in a straight line.

Waves of light are called light rays.

Try this activity to demonstrate how light travels:

  • Punch holes in the centre of three equal-sized pieces of card.
  • Hold the pieces of card so that the holes line up.
  • Shine a torch so that the beam of light can travel straight through the holes.

What happens if you move one of the pieces of card so the holes don't line up?


When you moved one of your pieces of card so the holes did not line up, the card blocked the ray of light. This is because light can only travel in a straight line, so it can not travel around the card.

Some objects, like the card, block light well and don't let any get through.  These objects are called opaque.

Other things let some light through, but scatter the light so we can't see through them properly. These things are called translucent.

Transparent objects let light travel through them easily.

Can you think of some items that are opaque, translucent and


Opaque, translucent and transparent materials are all useful for different things. Look at the items below and decide which type of material would be best for each one:

bathroom window                          living room curtains                        car windscreen

sun hat                                              window with a great view            shower curtain


Opaque objects do not let any light through.

They completely block the light and stop it travelling any further.

These objects create shadows.

Shadows are areas of darkness where light has been blocked.

A boy called Isaac has a new baby sister.

She is a very good baby, but she keeps crying early in the morning because too much light is getting into her bedroom and waking her up.

Isaac wants to choose the best material to make some new curtains for her bedroom.

He wants to make sure that her new curtains block as much light as possible.

Can you help him?

Test different materials around your house to see which let the least light through. Record whether the materials you have tested are opaque, translucent or opaque in a table. Draw and label the curtains with the material you have chosen for the curtains.



15/ 5/ 20


Friday Maths challenge

To start – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Main – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/8108



We need to learn some spelling rules to help us with our writing. There are often exceptions to the rule. Find each word in the wordsearch. Each time you find one, write it in a sentence!



Watch the video about Paris at


If you can’t, there are plenty of other sites or places to look for information J

Then make a poster advertising Paris as a holiday destination!


14/ 5/ 20


Multiplication and division problem solving

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/7185


We can't get the worksheets I'm afraid but I've done one of my own and put it above.



Apostrophes are very tricky to learn about. We have learnt about apostrophes when something belongs to us. Today we're learning about apostrophes to make words shorter... these are called apostrophes for contraction.

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt to learn about them.

Then do the worksheet above.



At the moment, people are thinking a lot about charities. Brainstorm a list of all the charities you can think of.

Choose one of them. Make a poster advertising a special event you are organising to raise money. On it, you need to mention what the charity might use the money you raise for; when the event will be etc.


13. 5. 20


Dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/8315


Sorry, we don't have the worksheets, but try the one I've made and put on the top of the page!


Spend 10 minutes improving your fairy tale from yesterday. Can you add any adverbs? Can you improve your word choices etc?

Then give your story two stars and a wish. Share it with someone and ask for their feedback!

Then look at this description - rewrite it and make it better:

'It was a hot day. The beach was hot and the sky was blue. The palm trees swayed in the wind. The sea lapped the shore. The sand felt nice.'




We have read the creation stories from the Jewish faith and from the Muslim faith. Read the Sikh information which is above.


Write an answer to this question: Which is your favourite creation story so far and why? Draw a picture to go with it.


12. 5. 20


Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/2005


Sorry, we don't have the worksheets, but try the one I've made and put on the top of the page!


Write your story, based on your plan from yesterday. Remember, you can always change your plan - its just so you've got some ideas already in your head. Make it really exciting to read, and don't forget all those great writing tips we have given. When you have finished, send it to us!


Please look at Mrs Barrett's great ideas linked to our topic of Light and Shadows!


11. 5. 20


Dividing by 4 and  8

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/86/note


Sorry, we don't have the worksheets, but try the one I've made and put on the top of the page!



We are going to write our own fairy tale this week.

Find a 'Story Mountain', draw your own or print out the one I've uploaded. Decide how your story is going to go. 

Remember, in a fairy tale the characters are usually royal people/ magical animals and the story usually has a happy ending. It needs to be set in magical places like forests or castles: NOT SPACE! Think carefully what the problem will be - make it exciting and fun!



Sun safety

Have you ever been told not to look at the sun?

Is the sun good or bad?

The statements below are all things that the sun does.

Decide if each makes the Sun good or bad:

Causes sunburn

Causes wrinkles

Helps plants make food

Can cause skin cancer

Provides warmth

Makes people happier

Is a source of Light

Damages your eyes

Helps people make Vitamin D


To protect your skin from UV rays, you can cover up or wear sun cream.

But what can you do to protect your eyes?

There are several things you should do to protect your eyes from the sun or other bright lights.

  • You should wear sunglasses when out in the sun. Sunglasses have a UV rating to show how well they block UV rays. Make sure you get sunglasses with a high UV rating.
  • Some sunglasses don't have a UV rating - these are really just toy sunglasses and don't protect your eyes. In fact, because they have dark lenses but no UV filter, the pupil opens wider, actually letting in more UV rays!


Now you know how the sun can damage your eyes, and how to protect your eyes.

Your task is to design a pair of sunglasses or a hat that will protect someone's eyes from the harmful effects of the sun.

You should also advertise your sun protection item!

Tell your customers why they need to buy your sunglasses or hat.

Explain about the effects of the sun, and how your sunglasses or hat can help protect against them.


Hello everyone - Hope you have a wonderful VE bank holiday with your family.

Over the next few weeks why not try make some creative medals with things found in your house.

They could be inspired by researching different war medals.

What could you award them for? Tidiest lockdown bedroom medal? Best baked cake medal?

Don't forget to share your creativity on Twitter @GomersalArt or email me: mandy.barrett@gomersalprimaryschool.co.uk

Here are some ideas for you:

Have fun... Mrs Barrett


8. 5. 20


Friday Challenge

To start - https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/scales/mass/

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/5949



The best fairy tales have really good description. Look at the one I've written. Print it out [if you can] and find the good words/ sentence structure I've used. If there's something I can do to make it better, tell me. Then give me two stars

and a wish! If you can't print it our, write out the good bits!



Carry on with your Greek gods PowerPoint.

Can you find out how to 'transition' from one slide to another in different ways?

Can you add more information on each page?

Can you check your spelling?



Its the 75th anniversary of VE day!

Watch the video to learn all about it:


Make a poster to advertise a street party to celebrate. The video tells you about what activities there might have been!


7. 5. 20


3x and 4x tables

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/5483



A good fairy tale has lots of description.

Think of a great fairy tale setting, like a castle, and try to write a paragraph about it, using similes

eg The castle was as dark as night.

Try and use fronted adverbials

eg Nervously, the knight entered the spooky castle.

Or subordinate clauses

eg The knight, without worrying about what was behind the door, knocked and waited to see who came.



Stand face to face with someone in your family. Tell each other something they like about that person. Find someone else and do it again....


Draw a picture of yourself in the middle of a page of your book. Write around it all of the positive things you see/think about yourself. Try to think about your personality and not just your appearance.


6. 5. 20


Subtracting Money

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/223



Watch a version of Goldilocks and the three Bears at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KndSVsY5HWM

It might be different to the ones you've heard - fairytales vary a lot as they are usually told orally not written down.

Then try the questions I'm attaching above. Try to think about WHY events happened in the story!



Tell someone else about the Jewish creation story we looked at last week eg what happened on different days.

Then look at the Creation Story from Islam. I've saved a copy above for you to look at. 

Draw a table and compare the two.

Your table needs three columns:

Just in the Jewish story, Just in the Muslim story, In Both Stories


5. 5. 20


Adding Money

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/1116



For the next few weeks we are looking at fairy tales. Think about the stories you already know. Fill in the table above, or make your own version. If you don't know the stories, its a good chance to look at them again. They are all available online and you may have story books with them in at home. There are spaces for two fairy tales of your own.



Mrs Barrett has put some fab ideas on here to do with our Topic work. Have a look and try some of them out.


[For one of our Science topics you'll need some fast growing seeds - marigolds, cress or mung beans, which are beansprouts, would be good! It might be a good idea to try and get some now]




4. 5. 20


Converting pounds to pence

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/1117



Today we are learning how to make words plural. There are lots of rules in English, but NEVER using apostrophes!

Do the activities on the sheet above.



Today we are learning all about mirrors. 

Some surfaces reflect light better than others.

The surfaces that reflect light best are smooth, shiny and flat.

This is because the light rays bounce off these surfaces at the same angle.

If light hits a rough surface, the light rays all bounce off at different angles, meaning the light is scattered. It does not reflect well.

The most familiar type of mirror is a plain mirror, which has a flat surface.

Plain mirrors are commonly made of a flat, polished piece of glass with a shiny metal backing, such as silver or aluminium.

The light reflected by a mirror preserves most of the characteristics of the original light, so it creates a clear image.

An image in a mirror appears to be reversed. For example, if you look in a mirror and raise your right hand, the mirror image appears to raise its left hand. 

Either on your own, or find a helper [a brother/ sister or a parent], write some messages backwards using a mirror to help for them to read. Draw a maze for them to trace a line through only looking in a mirror - it's not as easy as it looks!

Then fill in the activity sheet above or write about what you did in your book.


1. 5. 20


Problem Solving

To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Buy2itemsv4

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/11040



A skill that good writers need is editing their writing. Take a look at the 'Wizard of Oz' extract below. Rewrite it correctly!



Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zygnvcw

Make a poster about what you can do in Marseille


Work at home...

We hope you are all OK - keep washing your hands, stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!

We're going to put activities on here for each day, to keep you busy! Use the books we've given you to show what you've done, we're looking forward to seeing!

From Miss Coombes, Mr Popple and the Year 3 team

If you want extra, here are a few ideas...

For English work, look at Pobble 365: it's great!

Literacy Shed is also good for short films and other activities to fire up your imagination;

Go on the Topmarks website and practise Maths skills;

Look at the NRich maths activities for challenges linked to our learning;

We follow the White Rose Maths scheme and that always has good ideas;

Twinkl has put together packages which are free to support home-learning: have a look!

Friday 3rd April


To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=bingofractionsofamountsv3

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

If you fancy more - https://nrich.maths.org/2124/note


Read 'Pandora's Box'

Draw some of the objects inside it, and label it with adjectives [at least 10]

Computing - Carry on with your PowerPoint about Greek myths. Add in some information IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Learn how to change the background colour on the slides and add in some pictures.

French - Find out about some famous French people in history - what made them special? Eg Marie Curie, Joan of Arc, Coco Chanel, Napoleon, Claude Monet, Alexandre Dumas, Zinedine Zidane...

Thursday 2nd April


To start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=EggFractions

Main - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

If you fancy more, try one of the challenges below.


Make a factfile about Hercules, one of the greatest Greek heroes - there's even a Disney film about him!

You'll have to do some research about him, try https://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/hercules.html

Indoor PE - try finding out about traditional Greek dancing and have a go, I'm sure your family would love to try!

PSHE - What have you done to be proud of? Draw yourself and 5 thought bubbles coming off - in each one explain what you have done to make yourself proud... it could be in school or at home!

Wednesday 1st April 


Maths to Start - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=EggFractions

Then https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Want a challenge? Investigation at the bottom of the page!

English -I found a piece of Ancient Greek pottery in my garden yesterday. Write a story about how it might've got there. Remember how a story is structured!

RE - Design a prayer mat: see below

Outdoor PE - Go outside and do some exercise, maybe a walk with your family or in the garden

Tuesday 31st March

Maths - To start https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WhatFractionv3

Main activity - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - Baking Investigation [see bottom of page]

English - Do some research into Zeus and create a Powerpoint about him to send to us. DO NOT COPY WRITING OFF THE INTERNET: it is breaking the law and not showing your amazing writing skills

Art - Do some of Mrs Barrett's great ideas!

Monday 30th March

Maths - To start - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4097

Main activity - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Challenge - https://nrich.maths.org/8283

English [Picture of the Week] - Look at the front cover of this book: https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/marcia-williams/greek-myths/GOR001390561?keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_PfGnOTB6AIVmpntCh3e3gBfEAQYASABEgJ8o_D_BwE

Write AT LEAST ten questions you can find the answers to on the front cover.

Topic - Find a picture of a Greek pot. Cut  it into pieces. Close your eyes and scatter them, then try and put them back together; you are being like an archaeologist!

Write a list of artefacts you think have been found from Ancient Greek times, then do some research to see if you're right!

If you'd prefer, use this picture!

Ancient Greek Pottery - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Keep washing your hands and stay safe!!!

Friday 27th March

Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Fancy a challenge? https://nrich.maths.org/4519

English - We learnt how to write subordinate clauses. Write some subordinate clause sentences about Greek heroes to practise. Eg; 'Theseus, who was very brave, went to fight the minotaur'.

Computing - Start to make a Powerpoint about Ancient Greece. Be ready to e-mail it, but were going to add to it so don't do it yet! [Don't just copy and paste writing from the internet - you need to know what it says!]

Thursday 26th March

Maths -  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

For extra try https://nrich.maths.org/6938

English - Using the 'Greek' character you came up with yesterday, plan an adventure they could go on. Remember, your story needs a beginning, a build up and a resolution. In Greek myths the characters often go on adventures where they fight mythical monsters or try to collect special objects. We can't wait to read them!

Outdoor PE - Its a lovely day - go on a nature walk, if you can and make a list of the sounds you here or the things you see.

PSHE - Mindfulness colouring - put on some calm music, turn off the TV and do some restful colouring. I'll upload one you can use but there are loads out there.

Take care and wash those hands!

Wednesday 25th March

Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

If you want a challenge... https://nrich.maths.org/7280 

[Area = the space INSIDE a shape!]

English - Think about all the Greek heroes we've read about. Design your own hero. Draw them in your book. Make them look like they are from Ancient Greece. Write a paragraph underneath describing them.

RE - Look at Islamic patterns on the internet. They use repeated patterns and never put people in them. Design your own. You might want to find a ruler and turn your book into squared paper!

'Indoor PE' - Do Go Noodle activities. Sign up free at https://family.gonoodle.com/

Keep safe!

Tuesday 24th March

Maths - Have a go at the puzzle 'Through the Window' on the Nrich website... put that in your search engine and off you go!


English - Read Medusa 'The Quest of Perseus' [Twinkl] After you've read it, write a paragraph explaining whether Theseus, who we learnt about last week, or Perseus is the more interesting hero. Don't forget great adjectives, adverbs, subordinate clauses... 

Art - Try some of Mrs Barrett's Art ideas - they're fab!

Monday 23rd March

Maths - We have been doing perimeter: Find a ruler or tape measure and measure 2 sides of rectangular objects. Use the measurements to calculate the perimeter. How many can you do?

English - We are reading Greek Myths. Read the 'Trojan Horse' story. [I found it on Twinkl!]. List ADJECTIVES to describe it, at least 10 if you can!

Topic - It is topic this afternoon: Find out about the battle of marathon and draw a scene from it and label it.

Good luck and stay safe!

Autumn Term 1



We are starting our topic on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Please can you find out a bit about it and present it anyway you want. If you would like to do it on the computer please email it to your class teacher and they will print it out.


  1. accident
  2. early
  3. heart
  4. perhaps
  5. recent
  6. suppose
  7. through



We have been understanding the digits of 3-digit numbers.

E.g. 364 = 3 hundreds + 6 tens + 4 ones.

Choose ten 3-digit numbers and use the example above. Don't forget to watch your spellings.

If you want to do extra, try and draw the Base 10 you would need (we've done it in class).


  1. actual
  2. earth
  3. height
  4. popular
  5. regular
  6. surprise
  7. various



We have been writing all about ourselves - our skills and ambitions. Please write no more than ten sentences about what you are good at and what you would like to do when you are older. Don't forget the Year 3 'non-negotiables' of punctuating your sentences correctly (capital letters to start a sentence, punctuation at the end of a sentence, and write cursively and consistently). 


  1. address
  2. eight
  3. history
  4. possess
  5. remember
  6. thought
  7. weight



We have been singing and listening to a range of different songs in Music. Decide what your favourite song is and do some research about it. Present it however you choose – PowerPoint, poster….


  1. answer
  2. eighth
  3. imagine
  4. potatoes
  5. sentence
  6. woman
  7. busy



We have been recapping how to turn verbs into the past by adding –ed. Please write me at least 8 sentences with IRREGULAR past tense verbs like ‘went’ and ‘ate’.

e.g. Yesterday I went to the supermarket.


  1. accidentally
  2. appear
  3. continue
  4. important
  5. pressure
  6. quarter
  7. though



We are starting a new topic of 'Angry Earth' on Monday. It is all about extreme weather and earth disruptions like volcanoes, earthquakes etc. Please can you research into this and present it how you like. It could be a model, a poster or a PowerPoint.


  1. bicycle
  2. breath
  3. calendar
  4. circle
  5. fruit
  6. island
  7. peculiar



We have been learning how to add and subtract using column methods. Answer the questions below. Set out your calculations correctly using your knowledge of place value. Remember, some may require carrying or exchanging.

234 + 55 =          328 + 73 =          569 + 23 =

742 - 58 =           963 - 59 =          467 - 68 = 


Choose ten spellings from this term's homework and write them in full sentences.

Autumn Term 2



We have watched a short animation and done lots of work on it this week.Please choose your favourite book or film and explain what happens in it. A paragraph of writing would be great! Don't forget to check your writing afterwards to see if you can improve it.


  1. arrive
  2. business
  3. continue
  4. extreme
  5. island
  6. library
  7. regular

15/ 11/ 19


We have been learning about lots of types of calculations. Please can you write the number 150 in the middle of your page and write as many ways as you can think of [+, -, times and divide] to make that total! Don’t just do 149 + 1!


  • answer
  • forward
  • continue
  • believe
  • different
  • group
  • bicycle 




This week we have been writing instructions for lots of different activities. Please choose an activity you know well [e.g. playing a certain game, making a craft] and write instructions for it. Don’t forget the features we have learnt.


  • decide
  • important
  • recent
  • opposite
  • regular
  • reign
  • woman




We have started our topic about 'Rocks and Fossils'. We went on a rock hunt around school on Monday. Have your own rock hunt. Take photos or draw pictures of what you find, label them if you can and describe the rocks you find! Remember, you can always email us pictures or PowerPoint presentations.


  • consider
  • extreme
  • February
  • guide
  • group
  • mention
  • special

Spring Term 1

10/ 1/ 20


This week we have been doing lots of times and division work with the 4x table. Please choose 6 facts in your 4x table and write ALL the facts you know from them


1 x 4 = 4

4 x 1 = 4

4 ÷ 1 = 4

4 ÷ 4 = 1



  • circle
  • forwards
  • grammar
  • group
  • surprise
  • reign
  • address




We have been learning about Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’. Write what you think the last chapter should be – don’t forget the chapters in this book are quite short. Don’t forget who is in it and where it is. I’d like to see how close you are! Don’t forget great punctuation!


  • actually
  • certain
  • knowledge
  • mention
  • popular
  • strange
  • promise




In Maths this week we have been learning all about money. Choose ten totals and show what coins you could use to make them. You need to use exact coins – there can’t be any change!

Eg 50p = 10p + 10p + 10p + 10p + 5p + 5p



  • although
  • believe
  • famous
  • guard
  • naughty
  • possible
  • women

Spring Term 2




We have been doing lots of measuring recently and looking at lots of units of measure. Please put these measurements in ASCENDING order of size:

1] 3m        20cm        11mm

2] 35cm     35mm       35m

3] 8cm             75mm              8m          8.5cm

4] 9.5mm   8cm         3m          4000mm

5] 600cm   5m          5500mm   50mm

CHALLENGE: Now write 4 of your own, in ascending order


  • separate
  • question
  • purpose
  • probably
  • possession
  • ordinary
  • different