Year 3 W.C 22.2.21

 Home learning, Monday 22nd – Friday 26th February

Hello Year 3!

We hope you have had a lovely half term and a good break!  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.

Before starting your learning this week ask someone to read this meditation to you while you close your eyes and listen, hopefully it will help put you in the right mindset for learning – Happy Woodland Meditation TYG

This week, there will be three Zooms:

Monday – KS2 worship

Wednesday – Class activity 

Friday – Class celebration assembly

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



KS2 Worship at 9.45am (link on Seesaw).

Please begin to learn your spellings for a test at home on Friday.

Year 3 spellings, 22nd February – Group A.docx

Year 3 spellings, 22nd February – Group B

English – Today, we begin our Performance Poetry unit.  This ties-in beautifully with our Off By Heart Poetry Festival, taking place next week.  Miss Cross sent out the letter before half-term and so you should have already chosen your poem and started to learn it.  The Year 3 poem selection can be found here – Poetry Festival 2021. Our learning this week will make your performance even better!

Warm-up activity: Rhyme it!  Have a look at my words on the Loom and see how many words you can think of that rhyme with those words.

Teaching video:

Activity 1 – After listening to me perform The School Kid’s Rap, write or record me a message to tell me what you thought about the way I read it.  Write me a list of tips for improvement.

Activity 2 – Follow your own tips (from Activity 1) as you have a go at reading aloud The School Kid’s Rap.  Can you make your version sound more exciting than mine?

Activity 3 – In reference to your own tips, practice reading aloud your chosen Poetry Festival poem.  Remember – you need to engage the judges with your performance!

The School Kids’ Rap


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 finding change (Video 3: Bar charts ):

Activity: Lesson 6 -Bar-charts

Extension task if needed (optional): Week 7, Monday Extension Questions

Circle group only – watch the video on Block graphs (video 5: Block graphs and try these questions: circles statistics 6. block graphs

ArtStone Age Natural Paint


English – Warm up activity:  Watch this clip to find out more about how to perform poetry.

Read the following poem BEFORE watching my video: Louder by Roger Stevens.  Think about these things – 

–Who are the two speakers?

-The size of the print

-The punctuation used and its impact.

-The clues that tell you how the teacher is feeling.

-How might Andrew be feeling in the last line of the poem?

Now watch my teaching video: 

Activity 1 – Take inspiration from today’s warm-up clip and have a go at reading Louder aloud.

Activity 2 – Have a go at performing The Three-Headed Dog.  Use a different voice for each dog, and then a louder voice to represent all three dogs and the impact of the exclamation mark on the final line. Can you add any actions?

Activity 3 – Remind yourself of the ‘How to perform a poem’ success criteria (based on your tips to me from yesterday), then practice reciting your Poetry Festival poem.  As you read/perform aloud, I should be able to HEAR when you reach a punctuation mark, e.g. expression at an exclamation mark, a longer pause at a full stop.


Warm up task – times tables rock stars

Teaching video on finding change (Video 4: Tables):

Activity: Lesson 7 – Tables

Extension task if needed (optional): Week 7, Tuesday Extension Questions

Circle group only – following on from your work on tally charts and block graphs complete page 1 of this activity: favourite-colour-tally-and-bar-chart-activity-sheets

Topic – Today you will learn about more amazing stone structures built towards the end of the Neolithic period – the pyramids of Egypt.  Have any of you been to Egypt and seen the pyramids?

As you read the information and watch the videos, think back to the skill shown by Neolithic people as they built Stonehenge and consider how skilled the builders of the pyramids must have been.  Think about how much people developed during the Stone Age, from early cavemen to craftsmen capable of building such impressive, detailed structures that we can still visit today!  Decide which structure YOU think is the greatest achievement.

Pyramids ppt and today’s activity

Extra support materials:

Travel inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (YouTube link)


Our class Zoom is at 2.30pm today!

English – Warm-up:  Clapping out a beat activity.  Parents, please note this is a YouTube link.

[You can use an instrument for today’s lesson if you have one at home].

Teaching video: 

Move It

Activity 1 – Have a go at clapping out the rhythm to Move It as you read the poem.  Can your words keep up with the fast pace?  If you have an instrument at home, they may like to use this instead of clapping.

Activity 2 – Practice reading your chosen Poetry Festival poem accompanied by claps / an instrument.  Can you identify the rhythm and represent it appropriately?

Activity 3 – Recite your chosen Poetry Festival poem accompanied by claps / your instrument.  If you choose to perform your final version in this way, you should practice like this from now on.


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 finding change (Video 1: Measure length):

Activity: Lesson 1 Measurement -Measure length

Extension task for those who feel they need more challenge: Lesson 1 Extension Questions

Circle group only – we are learning about measuring for the next week or two.  Please look at a ruler with cm and how to line up the start of what you are measuring with the 0 (not the edge of the ruler), and practice measuring various small objects accurately.  You could write down what you measure and send it in on seesaw.  Remember to write the units, cm.  (Only measure to the nearest cm today, so get your child to decide whether it is closer 6 or 7 cm for example.)

Science – Today in Science, you are going to be thinking about what you already know about what plants need to grow and planning an investigation to prove/disprove your thoughts which we can carry out when you return to school.  Watch this clip if you need reminding of what plants need to grow.

I would now like you to follow this link and watch the first two videos, which focus on investigating whether plants need soil to grow: .

When you have watched both clips, plan your own investigation which looks at a factor different to soil (e.g. you may choose to carry out an investigation on whether plants need light to grow).  Consider – 

  • what you will investigate
  • what you will compare (e.g. light vs. dark)
  • what you will use
  • how long you will carry out your investigation for (e.g. over a week / a fortnight?)
  • predict what you think you will find out

You can carry out your investigation at home over the coming weeks if you are able to, but the intention of today is for you to plan something which we can carry out in school upon your return so don’t worry if you don’t have the resources at home.


EnglishThursday warm up

Listen to the poet Brian Moses read Walking with my Iguana.  As you listen, pay close attention to HOW he reads/performs the poem.  What do you think makes it sound like a song?  This is a great example of the impact of punctuation on the way a poem is performed.

Now have a look at a copy of the written poem.  You may like to listen to Brian Moses again as you follow the text so that you can see and hear where he has used punctuation and where he hasn’t used it. Walking with my Iguana

Teaching video:

Activity 1 – Have a go at reading/performing Walking with my Iguana in the style of Brian Moses.  Try without an instrument at first, and then – if you have one – include it as you get more confident.  The way that you read/perform should show where punctuation has been used.

Activity 2 – Practice your Poetry Festival poem.  Add emphasis using your voice, in the style of Brian Moses, as well as paying extra attention to the punctuation in your chosen poem – you may decide to change the way you have been performing it.  As we approach the end of the week, you should be performing most of your poem off by heart.


Warm up task:

Teaching video on finding change (Video 2: Measure length m):

Activity: Lesson 2 Measurement -Measure length m

Extension questions if needed Lesson 2 Extension Questions

Circle group only – Remind your child how to measure carefully. Get them to measure something to show you how we do it.  Now try these questions: circles lesson 1 measure length cm 

RE – have a look at this power point to find out more about our new RE unit on Easter – RE lesson 1 Holy week


Our class Zoom!  9.30am

English – Warm up:  Clapping out a rhythm activity.  Parents, please note this is a YouTube link.

Before watching my video, read The Things Mums Say and think about how this is different from yesterday’s poem, Walking with my Iguana.  Can you make the poem sound:

  • bossy
  • exasperated
  • funny

Teaching video:

Activity 1 – Have a go at reading/performing The Things Mums Say.  I should be able to HEAR where the punctuation is and KNOW what the punctuation mark is from the way that you perform.

Activity 2 – Practice your Poetry Festival poem.  Pay extra attention to the punctuation in your chosen poem.  You should now be performing most of your poem off by heart.  Don’t forget to practice over the weekend!


Warm up task:

Teaching video on finding change (Video 3: Measure length cm):

Activity: Lesson 3 Measurement -equivalent lengths m cm

Extension questions if needed: Lesson 3 Extension Questions

Circle group only – you will need a meter stick or a tape measure to show how child how long a meter is. Discuss how we measure in meters when we are measuring something bigger.  You might want to have a look at measuring something like a the sofa and look at how long it is. Try these questions: circles lesson 2 measure length m

PSHCE: Rights and Responsibilities

This half term our theme for PSHCE is Rights and Responsibilities.  You’ll need an adult to help you discuss todays task. 

What your child will be learning about in the next few weeks…

  • The terms ‘income’, ‘saving’ and ‘spending’
  • That there are times we can buy items we want and times when we need to save for them
  • That there are different jobs around the home and that different people take responsibility for those jobs
  • The responsibility they can take for jobs around the home
  • How to make an energy bar
  • The threat to our oceans from pollution and how we can all help

What your child can think about, or for you to talk about together… 

  • What do people need to think about if they see something that they want to buy?
  • How can people earn money?
  • What can people do if they don’t have enough money to buy something that they would like?
  • Have you ever really wanted something and then changed your mind?
  • What different jobs do people do in our home to look after ourselves and our home?
  • Do each of us think those jobs are shared out fairly?
  • Could you help more? How would that make you feel?
  • Why is it a good idea to do more jobs around the home as you get older?
  • What have you heard about pollution?
  • How are our oceans being affected by humans and what can we all do to help?

What you can do together…

Activity 1 – Getting to know money

Harold the Giraffe wants to buy a new bike – he’s too big for his old one. But the new bike that he would like costs £100 and Harold only has £20 in his money box.

Harold’s money planner.

Have a think about what Harold could do. There are no right or wrong answers, so encourage your child to think in an open manner.

Ask: before somebody buys something what do they need to know? (e.g. they need to know how much it is; whether they can buy it cheaper anywhere else; how much money they have to spend; what other things they need to spend their money on; whether they have any money they can put aside to save up for it; how long it would take to save up for it, etc.)

Explain: before we can spend money, we need to know how much money we have ‘coming in’ – which is why we call this ‘income’.


Optional extra: French:[32114]Lockdown_lesson_2_Stage_1_French.pdf