Home Learning Year 3

Year 3 Home Learning – Thursday 7th January

Good morning Year 3.

Due to the problems with the website yesterday, you will be receiving two pieces of work today. This means you can complete all of yesterday’s tasks and then work on todays. Don’t forget to email your completed work to me (when you have finished it all) smstyear3@gmail.com by 8pm tonight so I can give you your feedback tomorrow.

Today you will carry on with English from yesterday and complete an RE task to begin our new topic of Journeys.


You will carry on using the BFG for your English today. In this lesson, we will recap what a verb is, define a simple sentence and write our very own simple sentences. Use the video below, remember to pause when asked to so you are able to complete the tasks.


When you have completed the video, please make 5 of your own simple sentences. Remember to make sure your sentence makes sense on its own, you have no joining words and you have remembered your capital letters and full stops.


We are beginning our new RE topic today. Throughout this topic, you will learn about the Christian family’s journey with Jesus. To begin, you will look at special events in your own life and then begin to delve further into important events in the Church’s calendar.

Today I would like you to think about the celebrations during the Christmas holiday.  What events marked this time?  What special ways does your family have for celebrating Christmas and the New Year? Think about the whole year, the school terms and the events at school and in the family.  Also think about Bank Holidays (holidays for all), family birthdays, family holidays, seasons and special days e.g. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Bonfire Night and how these are usually celebrated. (Although I realise this year has been different to normal.)

Task 1: Answer the questions below, please make sure you write in full sentences.

  1. What makes the journey through the year good?
  2. What makes the journey through a year difficult? (How this year has been more difficult because of lockdown etc.)
  3. If you were going on an actual journey, who would you like as a companion?
  4. How would you travel?
  5. What would you take with you?
  6. What would be your reasons for these choices?

Task 2: Paint the year, using different colours for the seasons, which reflect the mood of that season.  If you do not have paint, use coloured pencils, pens or crayons.


If you finish all of your work, you can burn off some of your energy through the fitness workout shown in the video below.


Don’t forget you have access to all of the following extra activities. If you need your password, please let me know and I will find them for you.

Timestable Rockstars


Oxford Reading Owls






I am looking forward to receiving your work and will be in touch tomorrow.

Mrs Bishop.


Year 3 Home Learning – Wednesday 6th January

Good morning Year 3.

I can’t believe we are back here again! I will miss you all lots over the next few weeks but know you will all work really hard while you are at home. Please send all your completed tasks to smstyear3@gmail.com by 8pm tonight so I can see all of the the work you have done. I will reply by the end of the day tomorrow.

For the remainder of this week and into next week, we will continue our addition and subtraction work in maths. For English, we will move onto a story narrative, all about the BFG. I love this story and hope you will too. I know lots of you might have read the book or seen the film already so think you might enjoy this. Your other tasks will change daily, but we will be following the work we have been doing in class already.


For your English today, I would like you to watch the video below. You will be using the story, The BFG, to identify the main characters and the setting in the book.  Using this information, you will sketch and label your setting using adjectives. Please take your time on this task, make sure your drawings and handwriting are as neat as they would be in school.



Within Maths, we will be continuing our addition and subtraction work which we started yesterday. Please watch the video before you start your task. It might be useful to use some objects you have around the house instead of the Base 10 which we used in class. You could even draw your own hundreds, tens and ones grid to help you.

Once you have watched the video, please complete the worksheet below.

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Guided Reading

You will carry on with the guided reading we have been completing in class. Here is Chapter 4 of Iron Man, using the information from the text, answer the questions carefully. Today’s questions will focus on explanation and prediction.

Iron Man Chapter 4

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Collective Worship

As today is the Feast of the Epiphany, I would like you to plan and deliver your own collective worship. Please read through the slides about Gifts. When you have finished, use this to help you plan and deliver your own collective worship.

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I hope you have enjoyed your tasks today, I look forward to receiving all of your work.

Mrs Bishop

Year 3 Home Learning – Monday 23rd November

Good morning Year 3,

We are finally on the last day of home learning. I am very excited to return to school tomorrow and see you all there. For today, you have 4 jobs to keep you going today, don’t forget to send me your finished work.


Today you will be completing your sections of narrative based upon Marshmallows. You will stop your story at the point where the creature has eaten all of the marshmallows from the bag.

Watch the clip from 23s to 1m07s. This is the part you will write today.


Look at English Extra sheet 1. Write down a sentence to describe each change. Number 1 has been completed for you.

Once your sentences are complete, look at how to build them together into a paragraph. Look at how to combine elements such as, Suddenly, the creature began to pant (rather like a dog) and at the same time his tail began wagging in a friendly motion. Use this to help you write paragraph 3 which should be about the change in the creature.

The final paragraph will be about the creature eating the marshmallows. Watch from 38s to 1m07s. On a piece of paper make a note of how we know that the creature likes the marshmallows e.g. eating them quickly, doing tricks. This last paragraph needs to be written as an action sequence paragraph (re-look at Tuesday’s work to remind yourself about how to do this). End your paragraph by leaving the reader wondering what happens when they reach the last marshmallow.

Finally, look back at your work. We are going to use the SURPRISES method to edit our writing. Use English Extra sheet 2 to guide you. When editing your work, try to do it in a different colour so you can clearly see where you have made your own work even better.

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Excellent work using your 8 times tables for both multiplication and division. I have been very impressed with your hard work. Make sure you keep using the strategies you created on Wednesday, these will help to make sure you answer the questions correctly as you can re-check your working out.

Watch this video before you begin your worksheet. Remember to pause when needed to complete the tasks asked.

I have attached both the questions and answers again – no peeking at the answers until you have attempted all of the questions. When you have finished, mark your work but if you have made any mistakes, try to work out where you went wrong. Don’t forget to email me to let me know how you have done.

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Guided Reading

Today you will carry out a guided reading task focused on the Stone Age and the diet people had. Remember to check the type of question and read them through carefully before answering.

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For your History task today, I would like you to look at the changes from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Please start by reading through the slides.

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Fill the map with facts or pictures from your research and make links between any that have a connection. You could include questions you might research another day.

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Don’t forget to send me through your work.

I am very excited to see you all tomorrow!!!

Mrs Bishop

Year 3 Home Learning – Friday 20th November

Good morning Year 3,

Happy Friday, I hope you all have a  lovely weekend. It is nearly time for us to all return and I am very excited to see you all.



Today you will begin to write your narrative based upon the Marshmallow clip. Don’t get carried away as the rest is broken down for Monday’s task.

The story should be written in the third person.

Read the two English Extra sheets. What do you notice? Which do you think is better? Why? Focus on how the sentences begin. Make a list of some good sentence openers which might help you later.

Using the work you did in lessons 1 and 2, I would like you to write a powerful opening paragraph. This will set the scene for the rest of your story. You all have some wonderful work already, it is just about editing it to make it into the third person and adding in some really powerful language.

When you have finished writing your opening paragraph, re-read sheet 2 in the English Extra pack. Think about how the creature is mentioned. Look at how the boy is mentioned- the boy, the young boy, the child, the young boy-scout. This is to avoid repetition. Make sure you look back at your work from previous lessons to help you to write during today’s lesson.

We will now begin to write paragraph 2. This will be your first action sequence which you began in yesterday’s work. Do not go past 23s in the video Marshmallow today, we will continue to build on this tomorrow. Really focus on your use of preposition phrases and a variety of sentence openers.

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Now you have worked on your 8 times tables for multiplying, today we will move on to division. Please use the same strategies you have been using since we began using the 8 times tables on Wednesday. Here is a reminder of different ways you can work with your 8 times tables:

  • You could use objects such as cubes and group them into 8s (although you will need a lot of objects for this).
  • You could add on 8 each time, for example, 8 x 3 = 8 + 8 + 8 = 24.
  • You could use your 4 times tables, then double it, for example, 4 x 3 = 12, 12 x 2 = 24.
  • You could draw circles and put dots inside them – just make sure you check you have included the correct number of dots in each circle. For example, 8 x 3 = 3 circles, each containing 8 dots or 8 circles each containing 3 dots. Add all of the dots together showing 8 x 3 = 24
  • You could use an array to help you, for example, 3 rows, showing 8 in each row is 8 x 3 = 24
  • You could also use your existing knowledge as I know you know your 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables so if 3 x 8 = 24 then 8 x 3 also = 24.

Remember division is the inverse (opposite) of multiplication. If you have a question 8 x ? = 24 then you will make groups of 8 and count until you get to 24. How many did you count? You should have the answer of 3.

Don’t forget you can join in practicing your tables with this song too.


I have attached both the question and answer sheet today, I would like you to try your best to work out the answer, when you are finished please look through your work. If you have made any mistakes, try and work out where you might have gone wrong. This will help you with your calculations in the future.

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Guided Reading

Today, I have set you a guided reading with a difference. You are going to explore all about a robot called Butler-Bot. Remember to read through the question types carefully and the questions to make sure you answer them correctly.

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Today, I would like you to watch this video.

You are going to have a go at drawing small objects. You will need some paper, a pencil and a range of small objects. This activity will really help you with your sketching skills.

Your challenge is to draw a collection of tiny objects – by tiny I mean things which are roughly the size of a five pence piece – things like small shells, pebbles, leaves, beads, screws, anything you can find around the house and garden (Popcorn is really good).

Start by scattering the objects over a large, clean sheet of paper. Take a sharp pencil (this gives you all the opportunity to sharpen your pencils, I know how much you enjoy this), make sure you are near to the objects so that you can really see all their detail.

Begin by making sketches on the page, amongst the objects themselves. You should be making tiny movements with your fingers and hands – drawing from the wrist, using loose movements.

I am really looking forward to seeing your sketches.


Youth Friday

Today is Youth Friday, please watch the film, reflecting on your own experiences.

When you have finished the video, I would like you to carry out the collective worship which thinks about Youth Sunday, the feast of Christ the King.

Loving like Jesus

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Don’t forget to keep practicing your spellings too, we will test these on Friday.

  • mouth
  • around
  • sprout
  • sound
  • spout
  • ouch
  • hound
  • trout
  • outside
  • found

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you next week!!!

Mrs Bishop

Year 3 Home Learning – Thursday 19th November

Good morning Year 3,

Thank you for continuing to send me your wonderful work. If I have not yet managed to call you, I will be in touch soon.


Today will be all about action sequences. These will be included in your story at the end of the week.

Watch the clip again and come up with as many noun-verb pairs as you can which would describe different elements of the scene (eg. Smoke rising, fire crackling)


Put yourself into the position of the character of the boy. To write a successful action sequence, you will need to create chains by linking several pieces of action into a sequence. Think about the outcome first, then re-wind to what happens before the final point. Try to choose powerful verbs and use a variety of sentence lengths to increase the tension.

Write an action sequence using the English Extra sheet to guide you. You need to use the following –

  • Noun-verb pairs
  • Small linked actions
  • Short snappy sentences
  • Powerful verb choices

Here is my example to help you –

With eyes glaring and teeth snarling, the creature rose upwards to a standing position behind the child sat by the fire. A twig snapped. Without hesitation, the young boy-scout whipped his head around and leapt from his seat, legs shaking. The marshmallow he had been toasting sat poised on the end of a stick and he thrust it towards the creature.

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Today, you are going to carry on using your 8 times tables for multiplication. Remember all of the strategies you practiced yesterday, use these to help you.

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We are now coming to the end of our RE topic. Today, I would like you to complete the respond booklet. You are going to plan your own collective worship on the theme promises. Think carefully about which scripture you could use, how people will gather and what the message will be. I am going to use parts from these to plan a collective worship for next week so think carefully about what you are going to include.

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We are going to carry on exploring different types of rocks today. You are going to think about the different properties of selected rocks. I want you to think about what kind of rock they are – linking back to the work you completed last week. You need to think about what the rock is made up of, the colour of the rock and any other interesting facts you can find out about them. Use the rock fact file to help you.


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This week it is anti-bullying week. I would like you to create a hand of friendship, To do this you will need to draw around your hand. Once you have your hand print in front of you, please write on each finger something which you think makes a good friend.

Thank you for sending me your work, I am excited to see what you can find out about the different types of rocks.

Mrs Bishop