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Year 3 Home Learning 11.1.21

Hello again and welcome back to our first full week of home learning!  We hope you had a lovely weekend.  The whole Year 3 team is so impressed with how you adapted to the changes last week.  

We are so sorry for the technical issues today. We are hoping tomorrow will be more successful.

You are welcome to send in your home learning via email and please could you have it to hand during the live lesson so that it is easier for you to share. 

Here are the tasks for today.

English Task:

L.O: To be able to recognise the features of instructions.

Last week, we learnt that instructions need to be clear and include enough detail.

Today, we are going to focus on written instructions and consider the layout and features that help to make an effective set of instructions.

If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint. Can you look at the listed features and decide which ones you think are features of instructions and which are not features of instructions. You could write down what you think on a piece of paper using the headings shown on the next slide. Then, you can check if your ideas match the list on the PowerPoint.

On the PowerPoint there is also an example of written instructions (How to wash your elephant). Can you spot the features? What makes the instructions clear?

For your independent task we would like you to choose an example of written instructions (from the bottom of the blog) and see what organisational features of instructions you can spot.

Blue Challenge: Print your chosen instructions and label the features or look at the instructions onscreen - write a heading of the instructions chosen and then write a list of features spotted.

Green Challenge: Complete blue challenge and then choose two features to write a sentence about, explaining why you think they have been used to organise instructional writing.

White Challenge: Complete blue challenge and then explain each of the features. Write a sentence to explain what else could have been included to make the instructions clearer.


Maths Task:

L.O: To learn how to calculate ÷3 division facts.

You all worked so hard on your 3 times table last week, so today we moved onto dividing by 3. If you found this a little bit tricky, you can always use objects from around your house to help solve your questions.

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. If you are feeling confident, we would like you to answer a few of the green questions before moving onto white.  Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  

 Yellow Challenge: Download the yellow maths challenge document – Solve the 3 ÷ division statements practically with objects you can find around your house. You might like to take a photo of your working out. Try to write the division statement after you have worked out the answer.

Blue Challenge: Download the blue maths challenge document – Complete the sharing problems either practically with objects you can find around your house or pictorially (by drawing an image). You might like to take a photo if you decide to work out the answers practically.

Green Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – Solve the ÷ division statements. We have also uploaded some number lines if you need them to help you. Then have a go at the problems. Remember to explain your answers.

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – You have got some problem solving questions to answer. Afterwards, use your knowledge of ÷3 to help you solve further statements.

For example, how does ÷3 help us solve 180 ÷3 =

We know that 18 ÷3 = 6 so 180 ÷ 3 = 60


Topic Task:

Today’s topic task is a Science one.

LO - To learn which foods different animals eat.


Look through the PlanBee slides – Foods Animals Eat.  As you see the pictures of the different animals, think about the kinds of foods each animal would eat and where they would get their food from. Remember, all animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition and they cannot make their own food.

Continue to use the slides to recap your knowledge about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Look at BBC Bitesize clip - to collect more information about food different animals eat. There is a mini quiz you could do too.

Your task is to make an informative poster, leaflet or report on what animals eat. You can use your own knowledge of animals, including your pets if you have any. There are some information sheets attached to the blog you can research from. You could also do your own research if you want to.

Include 3 sections one for each of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. In each part, explain what the word (carnivore, herbivore and omnivore) means. Then, include information about at least one animal for each section explaining where they live and what they eat.

We hope you have fun completing this task and would love to see what you achieve.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks daily.

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.