Year 3 W/C 1.2.2021

Home learning, Monday 1st – Friday 5th February

Hello Year 3!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend!  Please find below the home learning activities for this week.  We would like you to complete three activities each day and upload them to Seesaw each day to show us how you have got on so that we may give you feedback.

This week, there will be three Zooms PLUS a virtual assembly:

Monday –  9am:  Children’s Mental Health Week virtual assembly

                   11am:  KS2 worship

Wednesday – Class activity 

Friday – Class celebration assembly

Parents, please check Seesaw regularly for meeting times and sign-in codes.


Don’t forget that this week is Children’s Mental Health Week.  

There is a link to various activities for this special week on the main Year 3 class page and a link to a  really lovely (short) activity to do each day on the SCARF website. 

Singing and exercise are great ways to stay mentally healthy! Try to begin (and maybe even end) each day by singing and moving along to the Super Mood Movers –



Please begin to learn your spellings for a test at home on Friday.  Your group will be confirmed by text on Monday morning.

Year 3 spellings, 1st February – Group A

Year 3 spellings, 1st February – Group B


Firstly, write down as many things as you can think of that make you feel happy / positive.

Then, think about your ‘happy place’.  Where is it?  What do you remember about it?  What makes your happy place so special?  Talk to a loved one about your happy place.  This may even mean calling a grandparent or friend if your memory of your happy place is with them – they may remember things that you have forgotten.  Spend time thinking about your happy place with your eyes closed.

Next, draw a picture of your happy place.  Add as much detail and colour as you can.  You could put your picture on the wall when you have finished – just looking at it will make you feel happy!

Optional activity – Write a personal diary entry about your happy place.  This is not a piece of work that has to be uploaded as this may be a private recount that details deep thoughts and feelings.  If you don’t already keep a diary, this may be a good opportunity to start one; keeping a diary is another good strategy to support mental health.


Warm up task: Practise your 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  Say them aloud (1×3 = 3…), say the multiples (0,3,6…) and get an adult to ask you questions out of order.

Teaching video on pounds and pence (Video 3): 

Activity – Monday -week 5 – Pounds-and-pence

Extension task for those who feel they need more challenge: Week 5, Monday Extension Questions

Circle group only – watch the video (video 4 – divide by 10) and try these questions:

Art –  Stone Age Moving mechanism



English –  Warm-up activity:  Video 2

After watching my teaching video, you will complete a story mountain for Cave Baby.  Use your story map from last week to support you to do this.  Think about my example from the lesson and include as much detail as you can.

Tuesday story mountain


Warm up task – times tables rock stars

Teaching video on converting pounds and pence (Video 4): 

Activity – Tuesday – week 5 -Convert-pounds-and-pence

Extension task for those who feel they need more challenge: Week 5, Tuesday Extension Questions

Circle group only – watch the video on counting pence (video 1  – and try these questions:  Tuesday – week 5 -Count-money-pence 

Science –  Today you will be learning about the life cycle of flowering plants.  There are a few videos to watch to support your learning in today’s lesson:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

After watching all of the above videos, EITHER complete this activity – Life-cycle-of-flowering-plants (you can cut and stick or copy the images/statements into the correct order)

OR challenge yourself to apply your new knowledge by drawing your own life cycle of a flowering plant.  Write a caption beneath/beside each image to explain what is happening.  Include the key words pollination, germination and dispersal.

When you have finished, use this COMPLETE Life-cycle-of-flowering-plants to check your life cycle.



EnglishWarm-up activity:  Video 1

After watching my teaching video, you will complete a story mountain for your own story set during the stone age, to be entitled Cave Kid.  You may choose to take inspiration from both Stone Age Boy and Cave Baby and magpie ideas from both of these stories, or you may like to create your own story from scratch!

Remember, today you are just planning your story.  So the story mountain should contain notes and maybe some pictures of your main characters and your setting.  Please do not begin to write the story in the planning boxes.

Wednesday 3rd story mountain


Warm up task:  Log on to Education City and select the “homework” option.  Select the file with Mondays date, 1.2.21.  Complete the 4s and 8s times tables activities.

Teaching video on adding money (Video 5):

Activity – Wednesday – week 5 -Add money

Extension task for those who feel they need more challenge: Week 5, Wednesday Extension Questions

Circle group only – watch the video on counting pounds (video 2  – and try these questions: Wednesday – week 5 -Count-money-pounds

Topic –  Today you are going to learn more about one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments… Stonehenge!

Lesson: Wednesday 3rd February

Read through the lesson above first, and then follow this link to find out how Stonehenge was built.  If you would like to find out more about how Stonehenge was built, there is lots more information on the English Heritage website.

Wednesday 3rd February – Activity 1

Wednesday 3rd February – Activity 2



English –  Today’s warm-up activity begins our video, so please pause the video to complete the activity before continuing.

Today you will be writing the introduction/opening for your stone age story, Cave Kid.  You will be focusing on using adjectives to describe your character and your first setting.  Please concentrate on the opening ONLY today and go no further.


Warm up task:

Teaching video on subtracting money (Video 1):

Activity – Thursday – week 5 -Subtract money

Extension task for those who feel they need more challenge: Week 5, Thursday Extension Questions

Circle group only – watch the video on finding the difference (video 3  – and try these questions: Thursday – week 5 – Find-the-difference-2019

RE – Jesus the man who changes lives:

This week we are looking at how Jesus changed an amazing woman’s life – lesson 4 Jesus the man who changed lives


Please carry out your spelling test with a grown up at home and upload a photograph to Seesaw by the end of the school day.  The new spelling list will be available on Monday morning.

English –  Warm-up:  Remind yourself of what subordinate clauses are by watching video 1 and then having a go at Activity 2 –

Today you will be writing the build-up for your stone age story, Cave Kid.  You will be focusing on extending your sentences using subordinate clauses.  Please concentrate on the build-up ONLY today and go no further.


Warm up task – time tables rock stars

Teaching video on finding change (Video 2): 

Activity: I know several children struggled with the subtraction work yesterday.  Following on from today’s teaching video please choose 1 of the following activities. The photo attached should enlarge when clicked on. It is much more straight forward. If you found the work yesterday ok then you might wish to try the more challenging problem solving, which is the second activity.

Friday – week 5 -Giving change

Extension task for those who feel they need more challenge: Week 5, Friday Extension Questions

Circle group only – watch the video on finding change (video 4  – and try these questions: Friday – week 5 – Find-change

Physical activities for today  – just pick one or two.

Spar Lancashire School Games KS2 Week 4



Each day of Share your Scarf week we’re thinking about one of the SCARF letters.

Today is Friendship day!

Copy the F for Friendship onto paper or card – an old cereal packet will do – or print it – F is for friendship. Then let your imagination go wild! All around and inside your letter F, draw and write how be a good friend. 

Ideas to get your started…

  1. What things do good friends do or say to each other?
  2. Can you be a good friend to yourself by doing some of these things?
  3. How does it feel when you’re having a good time with your friends – even when it’s online because of lockdown?

Share your scarf!

Display your F for Friendship poster for everyone to see. Maybe even stick it in a window to share it with your neighbours – remember to check with a grown-up at home, first!

There’s a different letter each day for you to share with others. By the end of the week, you’ll be sharing your whole SCARF!

Time to talk over the weekend: Get comfy, maybe outside on a walk, maybe snuggled under a blanket, maybe with a cup of hot chocolate and a snack. Spend 20-30 minutes with an adult and chat about some of the following:

What things are you looking forward to?

Is there anything you wish you could change?

What makes you feel calm?

Where is your safe place?

When was the last time you were very happy?

Is there anything I can do to help?

Where in our home do you feel like you can have your own space?

Do you have any worries about the Coronavirus?

How do you feel about staying home?

What difficulties are you facing now?

What things would you like to do in the future?

What are you worried about when you lie in bed and can’t sleep?

Can you think of anything fun which you would like to do at home?

How can we keep in touch with our family and friends better?

What have you enjoyed about today?

Is there anything else you’d like to talk about?

French – optional extra:  

A lovely activity to recap some basic greetings: