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Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 19.1.21

It was lovely to see so many of you again on the live lesson today. Well done for working so hard everyone. Here are the next set of activities.

English Task

L.O: To be able to plan instructional writing.

If you did the live lesson on Monday and you enjoyed the verb game you might like to play it again sometime so we have put the link to it here.

The  starter in today’s live lesson is about adverbs and the suffix ly. We know a lot of adverbs and are getting good at using them. The starter revises the spelling rule that many adverbs are made by adding the suffix ly to a root word to change it into an adverb (not all adverbs end in ly though like ‘well’ (do something well), hard, fast, some adverbs of time…) As ly starts with a consonant it simply gets added onto most root words. Sad – sadly / usual – usually. If the root word has more than one syllable and ends in a y with a consonant before it – we need to use the y to i rule we have discussed before (happily / angrily). The PowerPoint is attached for those of you who are not doing Tuesday’s live lesson or if you want to refer to it again.

The main task today is to do some planning for the instructions you will write tomorrow which are going to be about making a snowman.

Here are a couple of video links to give you some inspiration.

Think about when you may have made a snowman. You might like to get up and act out making a snowman and as you do, think about what instructions you would shout to a friend if they were making one with you. For example, roll a big ball for the body / get a carrot quickly and stick it in carefully for the nose.

Look at the planning sheet (like last week’s one). Read the headings and remember the meaning of each one.

The independent task today is to complete the planning sheet.

Blue Challenge: List some appropriate imperative verbs, adverbs of manner and time and organisational features.

Green Challenge: List variety of appropriate words in each list. Include some phrases.

White Challenge: Use a thesaurus to extend choices. Add a top tip idea.


Maths Task

L.O: To learn how to calculate the x8 multiplication facts

We have learnt our 3x and 4x tables. Can you remember what else we need to learn by the end of Year 3?

In today’s live lesson, we are going to use pictorial representations to help us with our 8x tables.

Have a go at using either arrays or equal groups to solve:

  1. 5 x 8 =
  2. 3 x 8 =
  3. 8 x 8 =

We can use our knowledge of the 2x table to help us solve 8x table questions by doubling (x2) the answer and then doubling (x2) again.

For example,

If you know 3 x 2 = 6, you can double 6 to make 12.  So, 3 x 4 = 12.  To find 3 x 8 = you need to double the answer again. So, 12 x 2 = 24. Therefore, 3 x 8 = 24.

Have a go at this method to work out these answers:

  1. 2 x 8 =
  2. 6 x 8 =
  3. 9 x 8 =

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. However, if you are learning your 8 times tables the blue challenge would be a good place to start. Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  

Blue Challenge: Download the blue maths challenge document – Solve the 8x multiplication statements either practically with objects you can find around your house (you might choose toy cars, lego bricks etc) 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 – Try to answer the 8x tables questions mentally. You can choose to answer either set A or set B. In the Green maths extension document, you have some reasoning problems to solve. Remember to prove and explain your answers! 

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – Use your knowledge of the 8x table to help you solve further statements.

For example, how does the 8x table help us solve 60 x 8?

We know that 6 x 8 = 48 so 60 x 8 = 480.

You have also got a couple of reasoning questions to answer.


PE Task

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

This week we have a link that you can explore, here you will find the first PE lesson from JJ, we will have a new lesson each week. Please check that you are working in a suitable space away from any furniture.

Exercise is really important, please find some time each day to do some exercise if you can. This can be anything that gets you active, such as a walk, play outside or an exercise video like Joe Wicks. 

Activity:  If you wanted to time yourself for one minute again, you could see how many of the following you can do in the set time.  Make a note of how many you completed! You could then see if you could beat your score or even your scores from last week if you have them.  

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!

Music Task

LO – To understand pulse and rhythm

Here is an extra bonus lesson for you to complete sometime this week. We would like you to complete this lesson from the Oak National Academy. You will find the pulse in a variety of pieces of music and will learn a chant and clap the pulse. You will explore rhythm in the chant and also by playing a game. You will also experiment with body percussion. Have fun!


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.