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Week beginning 23.03.20



Maths: Complete the questions in assessment and use apply as best you can.

I realise you haven't been 'taught' this unit but if you've been practising positional language all week and playing the games you should be able to complete at least some. We can review areas of difficulty when we get back to school.



Literacy: continue with the ‘Altered book’ you started yesterday.


Geography: Make a scrap book about France collecting information about food, activities you can do in Summer or Winter, important French phrase. Later in the term you’ll be asked to produce a leaflet so the more you collect now the easier that will be.


Thursday 26.3.20



Literacy: (Using the same book that you took a page from for yesterday’s ‘Blackout Poem’) create an alternative story by:

  • covering up what’s been written on some pages or sections and rewriting it.
  • adding a poem to the story
  • adding some non-fiction information ie 'Fun Facts'
  • attaching an envelope to one page with letter from one character to another. 

(Choose one of the above or think of your own idea. This activity will also be tomorrow’s as well)


DT: Alter the pictures in the book or add to them with sequins, pop-ups, alternative clothes or hair from old fabric… the possibilities are endless.

Wednesday 25.3.20


At 9.30 - right after Joe Wicks' exercise class - stay on You Tube for Steve Backshall's live wildlife show 

Literacy: Make a ‘Blackout Poem’ using a page from a book that’s been a bit too loved to be read anymore., (a book read to you when you were little).It is best to use an old hardback book as I’ve suggested other ideas for reusing that book later in the week.

Computing: Complete the ‘To Dos’ you have been set. These link with what you have been learning for Maths this week as well setting you up to learn more about Coding later in the school year.


This is Vivian's blackout poem. Well done! Please do email me with photos which I'll post so we can keep in touch and see how everyone is getting on. 



Tuesday 24.3.20


Science: Collect any magnets you have at home. One at a time float them in water a few times (you will need to make a boat if it’s too heavy to float ). What do you notice each time you float your magnet? Try magnetising a paper clip or sewing needle by stroking it with a magnet and then float it.

What do you notice each time you float it?

Why do you think this happened?

Find out why this happens.

Find out what a compass is used for.

How does a compass work?



Monday 23.3.20


Maths: Make an obstacle course or maze (life sized or for a toy). You could write instructions for getting out of the maze for someone to follow or vice versa. Alternatively try saying the instructions to someone blind folded. (This activity would be great if you had a remote control car).

Well done this maze looks great! Keep sending your pictures of your learning in! 



Literacy: Go to Spelling City to learn and play games for our new spelling list (Spring 10 Geography - France) as you would normally each week at home. 

Week 1 Maths, English and exercise

Please find this week’s overview. I will post daily activities but do not except that your child will be taught by you or whoever is caring for them. These activities are designed to keep them occupied and their brain ticking.



This document tells you what children need to know: the vocabulary and some activities. (Note: not all the links in the document will work – I will share selected ones with you over the week.) In year 3 children need to understand:

  • Turing a quarter, half or ¾ turn clockwise and anti-clockwise
  • Angles that are right angles and those that are smaller or greater all the way up to a straight line.

This topic leads itself to lots of physical and practical activities. So when you are outside use positional vocabulary. It also links with telling analogue time by looking at the angles the hands make (Telling the time is something most of the children still need to work on if you do want to teach your child some extra Maths).

You will also find I have set some ‘To Dos’ on Purple Mash linked to the Maths.



We are currently learning how to write an explanation. An explanation text has a diagram i.e. a food chain or a life cycle. Below is a suggested activity that could be completed over a few weeks. (I will post daily activities in addition to this.)

Take a walk and find some frog spawn. Collect some, along with plenty of pond water, and take it home to observe. (Don’t forget to return it to the same pond as soon as you get your first frog). At each change write and explanation about what is happening and draw a picture. By the end of a few weeks you should have a life cycle diagram which includes:

  • A questioning title
  • A cycle diagram with 5-10 stages
  • An explanation to go with each diagram written in the present tense
  • Key vocabulary included within the explanation: egg, tadpole, frog, froglet, embryo, legs, tail
  • A glossary (use a dictionary to give the definition of the key vocabulary)
  • Optional: extra information that you have researched i.e. ‘Fun Facts’

I can’t wait to read them when we get back!


Keep up with daily reading.

Questions you could ask about what’s been read:

  • Words: Can you work out the meaning of the word? What other words are similar in meaning? Look up the meaning of the word in a dictionary.
  • Retrieval: True or false…? What was revealed at this point in the story?
  • Summaries: Summaries each chapter in one sentence, summaries the character, summarise the character’s point of view
  • Inference: how can you tell…? What impression do you get…? Why do you think…? What evidence is there…?
  • Predict: What will happen next? What do you think’s happened?
  • Compare: What’s the difference between the two characters? What are the differences and similarities in layout of these two information texts?

I'm hoping I'll be giving out lots of reading awards when we get back. 


PE: ensure there is time for physical activity every day. As well as going for walks and to the park here is a list of useful websites. There are additional learning opportunities while outside which I’ll post with the daily subject activities

Cosmic Yoga on You Tube

Joe Wicks on You Tube

Home Learning Pack

Dear Parents,

If your child is at home and the school is still open, the activities in this pack will keep them entertained and their learning going. The link below takes you to the free downloadable Twinkl Home Learning Pack.


Mrs Vaughan-Dyke