Year 3

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

Home Learning Year 3 – Wednesday 18th November

Good morning Year 3,

It has been lovely catching up with some of you and I will continue to call this week. Thank you for sending me your work, a reminder of the email address in case you need it –


For the next few days we are going to start thinking of the film Marshmallow from the boy’s point of view. You need to watch the film again, think about what the main points are. What is the sequence of events? Try to remember as many of the small details as possible.

Play the clip again and tell someone in your house (if possible, if the people in your house are busy, maybe you could tell your bears) as many small details as you can remember. Think about things such as; What pops out of the water first? What colour is the boy’s scarf? What hand does he hold the stick in?

Use the image of the story track on your English Extra sheet. Imagine that it is the timeline of the story. Fill in the missing parts, include as many aspects of the story as you can. (Think about: The Mallodile emerging from the water? What happens next?) Use single words, short sentences or images to complete this part.

Decide what the 10 main points of the story are and log these on the English Extra sheet 2 (Remember: Foreground – what are the characters doing, what is the main event happening on screen. Background – where is this part set? What is happening behind the characters?) Put as much detail as possible into English Extra sheet 2 as this will be useful later in the week.

Re-watch the short film as many times as required in order to complete this task.

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Today we are going to move on to our 8 times tables. I have not set you a worksheet today, I would like you to have fun with your tables. Use different strategies to help you.

  • 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.

To help you start getting to know these tables, I would like you to watch this video, join in too – it is good fun, I’ve had a go myself.

When you are using the different strategies, here are some of the tables you could answer.

  1. 8 x 2
  2. 8 x 6
  3. 8 x 10
  4. 8 x 8
  5. 8 x 1
  6. 8 x 3
  7. 8 x 0
  8. 8 x 5
  9. 8 x 12
  10. 8 x 4
  11. 8 x 11
  12. 8 x 9
  13. 8 x 7

Ask your parents to take a picture of you completing some of the tasks to include in your email to me.

Guided Reading

To link in with our science theme of Rocks, you are going to do a guided reading task all about fossils. I hope you find out lots of interesting facts.

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For computing this week, I would like you to finish your moving sprite program.

You will need to sign into Scratch online, please click here for the instructions to access and login to Scratch.

Remember, your cat needs to move right when the right arrow is press and left when the left arrow is pressed. Also, to make your scene more interesting, use the different costumes to make it appear that your cat is walking and add some music. I have added a music track to your projects, but you may wish to add and use a different track, the choice is yours. Don’t forget to save your work by clicking save at the top right of the screen.


Add another sprite to your scene and make it move in the same way as your cat but using X to move right and Z move left.

You need to make sure you save your programs so I can see them when we’re all back to school. When you email Mrs Bishop just let her know you have been using Scratch. I look forward to seeing them. Mr. Patterson

If you get stuck, please look at the videos below as they will help you.

Programming your sprite to move left:


Adding music:

What your moving sprite program should look like:


We would normally have PE and outdoor learning today so as an extra task I thought you could choose one of the following:

  • PE – If you have a football and space in your garden, you could go outside and continue to practice your dribbling skills. Remember to watch where you are going and use small kicks to keep the ball under control. Maybe you could use some objects in your garden to dribble around for extra practice.
  • Outdoor learning – you could go for a scavenger hunt in your own garden. Look for the following items:
        • Something you could transport water in.
        • Somewhere to hide treasure.
        • Something to write a message with.
        • Something rough.
        • Something smooth.
        • Something smaller than your fingernail.
        • Something to build a nest with.
        • Something bigger than your foot.
        • Something colourful.
        • Something dirty.

Enjoy your tasks today and I look forward to receiving your emails later.

Mrs Bishop

Year 3 Home Learning – Tuesday 17th November

Good morning Year 3.

Thank you very much for sending me your work. I am really enjoying receiving and reading through it. I can see you are all working incredibly hard, well done.


This week we will carry on using our short film, Marshmallow. You can watch it again here –

Yesterday you started looking at the creature in the film in more detail. You gathered lots of facts about  so you could begin to create a report. Today, you will write three paragraphs focusing on the following:

  • The Mallodile’s appearance
  • Where the Mallodile lives
  • The Mallodile’s diet and predator skills

Before you begin your paragraphs, I would like you to look at the English Extra sheet 1. Read through the two paragraphs. Can you suggest subheadings for them? This will help you focus your paragraph writing skills. Make sure all of the information links together, you could use subheadings too if you wish. If you would like to include more information in an additional paragraph, please do.

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Today, I would like you to use your four times tables to answer a variety of questions. This is very similar to the task you completed on Thursday when you used the three times tables to solve problems and you all did so well on that that I think you will be fine.

Complete the worksheet below and don’t forget to send it to me when you are done.

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I would like you to begin by reading through the information about Baptism.

RE Page 1 RE page 2

When you have done this I would like you to think about the following questions:

  • Why do you think that a white garment is used?
  • What is the significance of lighting the child’s candle from the Easter candle?
  • What do you think it means to walk always as a child of the light?
  • What words of blessing would you want to use for the parents?

Using all of the information you have learned about Baptism, please make a poster using words or pictures showing all of the ways you can let your light shine brightly.

You could do this either on paper or on a computer if you have access to one. I look forward to seeing what you create.


Mrs Innerdale would like you to carry on learning French this week. Please click on the link and download it onto your device and save it. You should be able to view it as a slideshow and listen to Mrs Innerdale talking to you by clicking on the sound pictures. There is a lot of work on there, please just complete as much as you can.!AtJYRmb13U8aikjyr0cakCRI9xTI?e=gemnbm


As we would normally have music today, I have set you an extra task which focuses on the beats in a bar. We have discussed this during our lessons when we have been using the glockenspiels. Hopefully this will help you further when we return to practicing our new song in class.

Watch this video and follow along.

Thank you again for continuing to send me your work. If I have not yet called then I will be in touch soon, please remind your mums and dads that my calls will come from a withheld number.

Mrs Bishop