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Year 3 Home Learning Friday 22.1.21

Well done for all of your efforts with your home learning, it has been lovely to see you all.  


L.O: To identify ideas from more than one paragraph and summarise these. 

Remember we would like you to be reading at least 5 times a week.  Reading is a very important part of the curriculum.  While you may have a little extra time, you could read things that you perhaps don’t usually have as much time to read, such as magazines, comics or picture books!  Any reading counts, it doesn’t have to just be your book from your current book box.  Reading is so important and so good for you!  Explore PowerPoint of posters – Reasons to Read to see some of the reasons why.

Today’s English lesson we will be focussing on a Guided Reading activity, where we have to identify ideas in a text and summarise them.  It is important to remember that this is not simply copying junks of text but finding the main ideas and writing them.

Scroll to page 6 to find the ** version of the text.  Look at the text Dolphins.  Think about: What text type is it? How do you know? What features might you see in this text type?  

Look carefully at the main subheadings within the text:

What do dolphins look like?

Where do dolphins live?

Hunting Behaviour.

We will be using these sections of the text to help us answer the different questions. 

Task: Choose a question;  

Blue - What do dolphins look like?

Green - Where do dolphins live?

White - Describe a dolphins hunting behaviour.

Remember the focus of the learning objective is to summarise so what we would like you to do before you answer your question in sentences is to complete a mind map of main points.  For example, if you are answering the blue question, your mind map is about Dolphins appearance – write this in a bubble and then make brief notes around this that will help you write about the main points.  We will practise this during the live lesson.  If you answer your question, you could then move on to the next question. 

Remember to write neatly and in full sentences, read your work through carefully to check for sense. 

Extension – If you wanted to research more information about Dolphins you could, then try to summarise this information too, writing more information sentences!



L.O: To understand how to use known multiplication facts to solve other facts.

If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint.

Today we looked at how we can use our knowledge of multiplication facts to solve other facts. We can use our existing knowledge of the 10x table to make numbers 10x BIGGER!

For example,

We can use 6 x 4 = to work out 60 x 4 = 240,   600 x 4 = 2400 and so on.

If 6 x 4 = 24 we can multiply the answer by 10 to get 60 x 4 = 240. (24 x 10). We could then work out 600 x 4 = by multiplying the answer by 10 again (240 x 10). So, 600 x 4 = 2400.

Have a go at using the 10x table to solve these calculations:

  1. 20 x 8 =
  2. 200 x 8 =
  3. 70 x 3 =
  4. 700 x 3 =

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 – Have a look at the arrays. Can you write down the related multiplication fact next each array?

Blue Challenge: Download the blue and green maths challenge document – Complete the blue questions. Use your knowledge of the 10x table to help you solve the answers.  

Green Challenge: Download the blue and green maths challenge document – Complete the green questions. Use your knowledge of the 10x table to help you solve the answers.  

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – Complete the fact families. There is also an extra extension task for you to complete.



LO – To understand that there are seasonal foods that are grown in the UK.


Watch the BBC teach video – Where does our food come from?

Here are some questions to think about:

What does the term seasonal mean?

Where does the food in our supermarkets come from?

Is the food in a UK supermarket always seasonable to the UK?

Do we really need to import food?

What are the effects of importing food?


Last week, we learnt that the climate of the UK is temperate.  One of the features of our climate is that it has 4 seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter). Eating seasonally, reduces negative effects on the environment and also supports local farmers.


Think about what kind of foods do you eat in Autumn/Winter? Maybe hearty soups (parsnip, pumpkin, potato) and warm crumbles (apples, blackberries).

Also think about what kind of foods do you eat in Spring/Summer? Maybe salads (tomato, lettuce, cucumber) and fresh fruit you might pick (strawberries, raspberries).


Task: Complete the Activity: Seasonal food wheel by drawing and labelling a selection of foods that are found each season in the UK (referring to the Activity: UK seasonal foods).


Extension: If you have time or wanted an extra challenge, you could plan a meal that you could eat at this time of year using seasonal UK foods! You can present this in your own way, for example, you could draw a picture with labels or write a description of your meal.