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Year 3 Home Learning 12.1.21

Hello! We have decided to put on our learning blog the afternoon before the related live lesson. Then, if we have any more technical issues you will be able to leave the live lesson and access the relevant work immediately.

We are very impressed with how you are all managing this new way of learning and thank you for the work you have already sent in to us. Try to remember to have the work from the day before with you when you join a live lesson. We will ask some children to share what they have done at the start of each day.

Please can we just remind you all to only unmute yourself when we have asked you to contribute in the live lesson, as it can be tricky if there is talking over us during the live teaching and this can affect everyone’s sound.  Please remember anything you say can be heard by everyone! 

Here are the tasks for today.

English Task:

L.O: To be able to identify word types and sentence types in instructions.


If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint. Can you spot the different word classes that are included in the command sentences (imperative verbs, adverbs of time and adverbs of manner)? We will be looking again at these today in our instructions work. Have a go at spotting the different types of words in the elephant instructions on the PowerPoint. The adverbs of time have been used as fronted adverbials. Can you see a comma has been used after the fronted adverbial? Remember how command sentences are very useful for instruction writing. Look for the command sentences in the instructions. A question sentence has also been used at the start to hook in the reader and lots of statement sentences are used throughout to add detail.

For your independent task we would like you to look at the instructions about making poppies (from the bottom of the blog). The SC colour challenges are on the sheet as well as here. If you can’t print, then please write lists under headings.

Task One - Can you spot the different types of words?

Blue Challenge: Circle some adverbs of time in blue.

Green Challenge: Circle some imperative verbs in green.

White Challenge: Circle some adverbs of manner. Ext - explain the use of the different types of words.

Task Two - Can you spot the different sentence types?

Blue Challenge: Underline some command sentences in blue.

Green Challenge: Underline a question sentence in green.

White Challenge: Underline some statement sentences. Ext - What type of sentence is the ‘Top Tip!’?


Maths Task:

L.O: To be able to recognise and use the 3x table


If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint. We have been practising recalling x3 multiplication and ÷3 division facts. In order to become confident with the 3x table, we need to bring together our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 3. We also need to practise using our knowledge in different contexts.

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  

 Yellow Challenge: Download the yellow maths challenge document – Solve the 3x 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 – Have a go at questions 1-8. You can choose to answer the A questions or the B questions or a mixture of both. After you have answered your questions, scroll down the document to find the answers on the final page.  

Green Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – You have some 3x table problems to solve. Remember to show your ideas and explain your answers. 

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – You have got some problem-solving questions to answer. Try to find all of the possibilities!


Topic Task:

Today’s topic task is a PE one.

LO – To be physically active. To understand the effects of exercise on the body.


Look at the PE Challenge (Being Active) sheet. Today we would like you to think about what happens to your body when you exercise.  We would like you to complete the sheet after you have had a go at the following:


Time yourself for one minute. See how many of the following you can do in that time.  Make a note of how many you completed!  Please check that you are working in a suitable space away from any furniture.


How many star jumps can you do in one minute?

How many jumps on the spot can you do in one minute?

How many running on the spot steps can you do in one minute?

How many front kicks can you do in one minute?

How many squat jumps (when you crouch down and then jump up high) can you do in one minute?

How many knee lifts (when you bring your knee up to your opposite elbow) can you do in one minute?

How many skipping steps can you do on the spot in one minute?


Extension - If there are any other exercises you would like to see how many you can do in a minute, try them as well!


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.