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Year 3 Home Learning Monday 22.2.21

We hope you are enjoying the last few days of your half term. Here are the tasks ready for Monday.

English Task

We will start the new term off with a quick reminder of the ongoing English tasks. Please remember to continue reading at least 5 times every week. This could be a story, comic, recipe, instructions, something online or anything else that involves reading! It is such a valuable skill and one that needs regular practise! Also, please continue to learn the year 3 spellings and move through the spelling lists (uploaded to the spelling blog on 12.1.21) as and when you are confident. If you have completed all of the lists, please email your class teacher.

Today’s mini starter in the live lesson is an alphabetical order activity – you will be given 5 letters. How quickly can you put them in alphabetical order. This is a useful skill to support dictionary use.

L.O: To learn to understand and use further prefixes.

Today’s task is a spelling activity. In year 3, you have to learn to spell words with specific prefixes. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. Most prefixes are added to the beginning of root words without any changes in spelling. Have a look at the PowerPoint attached to the bottom of the blog. This introduces / recaps the prefixes that you need to understand and use in year 3.

Lists 16 (unhappy disappoint disagree misbehave mislead inactive incorrect) and 17 (return reappear subheading submarine supermarket superstar) of the year 3 spellings cover these prefixes. Today is a good opportunity to take a look at these so when you get them for your spellings you have some understanding of these words. If you have passed these lists, please refresh your memory and make sure you complete the white challenge.

The task today is as follows (start with blue and work through as far as you can).

Blue task – look at the PowerPoint and then practise spelling the words from lists 16 and 17 listed above, making sure you understand the meanings of the words.

Green task – use these words in your own sentences to show that you understand them. Make sure that you use careful handwriting and include some joins.

White task – think of some more words for each prefix and then write some interesting sentences using them.


Maths Task

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

Please either bring some place value counters or two different types of objects to today’s live lesson. We will be using them to represent tens and ones so it is important that you know which objects represent tens and which objects represent ones.

Today we are going to revisit our division work from last term. Before you start the task, have a go at Top marks Daily ten to warm up your maths brain: Click on level 3 > division > ÷4

If you miss the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint. The PowerPoint is a reminder of how you can use place value counters or items from home to solve division calculations.

Afterwards, have a go at using the bus stop method to solve these division calculations:

  1. 23 ÷ 2 =
  2. 34 ÷ 2 =
  3. 42 ÷ 3 =
  4. 56 ÷ 4 =
  5. 43 ÷ 3 =

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 maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 10. Answer the blue questions using place value counters or items from home. There is no exchanging needed in these questions but make sure you record the remainders correctly. 

Green Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 10. Answer the green questions using place value counters or items from home. You will need to exchange tens counters for ten ones counters in these questions. Remember to record the remainders correctly.

Pink Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 10 and answer the pink questions. Try to use short division (the bus stop method) to solve the calculations.

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – Answer the word problems using short division (the bus stop method).


Geography Task

L.O: To learn what a rainforest is and to be able to locate the world’s rainforests on a map.

Today we are starting our new geography topic – rainforests! Before you look at the PowerPoint, we would like you to think about what you already know about rainforests and make a list of what you would like to find out over the next few weeks.

Have a look at the Geography PPT week 1. Afterwards, discuss the following questions with adult: 

  • What makes a rainforest a rainforest?
  • Are all the rainforests near the Equator?
  • Why are the rainforests located where they are?
  • Why are rainforests important?


Activity: Download the Geography independent learning week 1 document - there are a lot of worksheets on the PDF but please do not do them all.

We would like you to have a look at the map on worksheet 1B. Label the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn on the map. Then shade in the area where you would find the world’s rainforests. Can you find 6 different countries that have areas of rainforest in them?

Extension:  Write a paragraph explaining what a rainforest is and where they are located.

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

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.