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Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 26.1.21

It was so lovely to see so many of you on the live lesson again today. We hope you are now continuing your learning outside in the snow! Here are the tasks for tomorrow.

English Task

Please don't forget to continue learning your spellings each week. In school, you would usually get your spelling results / new spellings on a Tuesday. Remember to refer to the spellings blog to see where to go next if you are confident on your current list. 

L.O: To understand what the features of ‘free verse’ are.

If you miss the live lesson, look at the PowerPoint and also look at this clip to hear the poem ‘The Magic Box’.

Think about the performance of the poem. How does the poem makes you feel. What do you like about the poem?

Continue to use the PowerPoint to explore the features and poetry tools used in the poem (alliteration, repetition, powerful adjectives, rhythm, use of imagery, different sentence lengths, onomatopoeia).

The independent task today is to spot some of these features and poetry tools in the words / phrases of the poem. Print or refer to the poem. Use different coloured pens to underline words and phrases to give examples for the different coloured challenges or write the words / phrases under subheadings.

Start with the yellow challenge and work through as far as you can.

Yellow Challenge: Find some repetition

Blue Challenge: Find some powerful adjectives

Green Challenge: Find alliteration and different sentence lengths

White Challenge: Find use of imagery

Then we would like you to think about the FANTASTIC lenses. This poem uses a wide variety of FANTASTICS in many ways. Open the FANTASTICS document to remind yourself of the different lenses.

Can you identify the different lenses used by the poet.  Show some on the poem by using FANTASTICs pictures or again write some words / phrases next to the relevant FANTASTIC picture.

Start with the yellow challenge and work through as far as you can.

Yellow Challenge: Find taste and smell phrases

Blue Challenge: Find touch and sound phrases

Green Challenge: Find action phrases

White Challenge: Find other lens use


Maths Task

Please remember to continue practising your times tables. Tuesday is usually times tables test day in school. Remember to pass the test you need to score 25/25 in 2 mins 30 secs. If you have achieved this at home, then move yourself onto the next challenge. (We will test again in school when we return.) The order of times tables progression is 10x, 5x, 2x, bronze (mixed), 3x, 4x, 8x, silver (mixed 10, 5, 2, 3, 4, 8). 9x, 11x, gold (mixed - all up to this point), 6x, 7x, 12x. Then all tables mixed challenge. We have been impressed with your knowledge of tables over the last few maths lessons. Extra practise will help you to retain this knowledge and understanding and develop your quick recall. 

L.O: To learn how to multiply 2 digits by 1 digit

Please bring some objects such as Lego bricks, pasta or buttons to the live lessons this week to help you with your multiplying.

In today’s live lesson, we are going to continue using our objects to help us with our multiplication calculations. When we feel confident, we will move onto using pictorial representations.

23 is made up from 2 tens and 3 ones. So, to work pictorially I need to draw 2 tens counters in the tens column and 3 ones counters in the ones column. If we are multiplying by 3, I would need to draw 3 rows of 2 tens and 3 ones.

To work out the answer I need to count up all of the circles in the tens column (6 tens) and all of the circles in the ones column (9 ones). I then have to add these two amounts together 60 + 9 = 69. Therefore, 23 x 3 = 69.  

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. Choose the blue challenge if you would like to continue using apparatus. Choose the green challenge if you want to move onto using the pictorial method we have talked about in today’s lesson.


Blue Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – You will see a blue and green table on slide 2. Answer the blue questions using apparatus you can find at home. You might like to take some pictures to show your working out.

Green Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – You will see a blue and green table on slide 2. Answer the green questions using the pictorial method we used in today’s live lesson.

White Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Your task is on slide 3.

Can you write a word problem where you would need to use these calculations?

  1. 13 x 3 =
  2. 24 x 2 =
  3. 32 x 3 =

Ask an adult to solve your word problems using the pictorial method. You might need to teach them how to use the pictorial method.


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 second 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.

As you know it is really important to exercise and be active, 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:  We have attached an exercise log on the blog, in this booklet we would like you to record your exercise. If you can’t print the log you can always make your own version.

Have fun being active!


Music Task

LO – To understand pulse and rhythm

Here is the next lesson about pulse and rhythm from the Oak National Academy. You will revisit the chant and game from last time and then continue to develop your knowledge. The children in school really enjoyed last week’s lesson – we hope you did too! The children in school will be doing this lesson on Wednesday.


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

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.