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Year 3 Home Learning Monday 8.2.21

We would just like to start the blog this week by celebrating an achievement by one of the children in Farah class.  Leighton Cobley has raised a fantastic £580 by running a marathon distance through the month of January, he was determined and persevered through all weathers!  He chose to donate the money he raised to Save the Children to help other children.  Wow Leighton, what a fantastic achievement – the Year 3 team are all so proud of you!

We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for the last week of Term 3!

English Task 

L.O: To be able to write effective sentences to describe an event in a story.

This week we will be continuing our story with the live lessons and the independent tasks. 

Download the document from the bottom of the blog.  Work through from the start if you didn't do the live lesson or find the tasks following on from the live lesson if you have already done the live lesson tasks. 

It would be helpful if you watch the clip ( the live lesson, just in case we have some difficulties sharing it during the live lesson. 


Maths Task 

L.O: To learn to divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number

If we were in school together, we would be using lollipop sticks for this lesson.  Please can you have some objects like lollipop sticks with you during the live lesson. For example, pencils, felt tip pens, straws etc.

Today we are going to start an investigation in our maths lesson which you will continue for your independent task.

If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, please complete the following task:

Firstly, have a go at making a triangle with your pencils/pens/lollipop sticks. How many have you used? Hopefully, you have used 3 of your chosen items. These triangles will help us with our 3 times table.

Now pick up six pencils and make some triangles with them. How many triangles have you made? Can we use the triangles to help us with a division calculation? Have a look at how many triangles you have and the amount of pencils in each triangle to help you .  (6÷3 =2)

Next, I would like to solve 12 ÷ 3 = ? How many pencil triangles will you need to make to help you solve this calculation? Have a go at making the triangles to solve it!

What if you have 10 pencils? How many triangles can you make? Do you have any pencils left over?

Hopefully, you are left with one pencil. This is known as a remainder. A remainder is what is left over. The written calculation looks like this      10 ÷ 3 = 3r1.

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

Blue Challenge: Download the blue maths challenge document – Make sure you have 12 pencils.  Complete the table recording how many triangles you can make, any remainders you have and the division sentence.

Green Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – Make sure you have 19 pencils.  Complete the table recording how many triangles you can make, any remainders you have and the division sentence.

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – Make sure you have 18 pencils.  Complete the table recording how many triangles you can make, any remainders you have and the division sentence.  Can you explain why the number in the ‘remainder’ column cannot be greater than 3?


Science Task 

LO - To learn what muscles are and how skeletal muscles help us to move.

Have a look through the Muscles PDF (up to and including page 4). Then have a go at doing the challenges on page 6 of the muscles activities PDF.

Muscles work in pairs. They can only pull, they can’t push. Have a look at the arm muscles PowerPoint slide and have a go at moving your arm up and down to see what you can feel.

Watch these video clips and complete the online activity and quiz too.

Also look at pages 8 and 9 of the Muscles PDF and you could have a look at the fact cards on pages 4 and 5 of the muscles activities PDF for some extra facts if you like.

Can you now record some interesting facts about muscles.

Challenge - Can you include a diagram to explain how the muscles in your arm work? Use the words contract and relax to explain your diagram.


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

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.