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Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 23.2.21

It was so lovely to see you all again on the live lesson. Here are some more tasks for you to enjoy.

English Task

Today’s mini starter in the live lesson is a handwriting activity.

L.O: To explore rainforest poems.

As we are learning about Rainforests, we thought we would explore some rainforest poems.

Today, we would like you to look at the two poems attached to the blog (these will be discussed / analysed in the live lesson). These poems both rhyme. Please work through the tasks from blue.

The first poem is called ‘The Rainforest’.

Blue task – Can you list some of the rhyming pairs? Here is one pair of rhymes to get you started – air / where.

Green task – find and list some adjectives (describing words) – e.g. misty.

White task – find and list some verbs (action or being words) – e.g. breathe.


The second poem is called ‘Deep in the Rainforest’.

Blue task – This poem uses lots of repetition. Can you list the repetitive phrases?

Green task –Again, can you list some of the rhyming pairs? They are a bit more tricky to find this time!  Here is one pair of rhymes to get you started – see / tree.

White task – Can you spot an example of alliteration?

You might like to watch this clip to help you remember what alliteration is.


Independent task

Have a think about which poem you like best. Write down the title of your preferred poem and write 2 – 3 sentences explaining why you like it best.


Maths Task

At the bottom of the blog, we have attached a 10 minute maths PowerPoint. This recaps previous learning. Please complete one slide at a time and complete on three different days like we do in school.

L.O: To learn how to solve positive integer scaling problems.

Today we are going to learn how to solve positive integer scaling problems. Before you start the task, have a go at Top marks Daily ten to warm up your maths brain: Click on level 3 > ordering > 3 digit numbers. You can choose whether you want to order from the smallest or the largest first.

If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, please complete the following task (the PowerPoint will support you with this):

Firstly, what do you think the word scaling means? (check the PowerPoint to see if you are right!) Then have a look at the following statement. What words are really important?

Mrs Coaten has got three times as many stickers as Mrs Bromley.

The “three times as many” is really important because it is telling you how many more stickers Mrs Coaten has got than Mrs Bromley. If Mrs Bromley has 5 stickers, how many stickers does Mrs Coaten have? Write a repeated addition sentence or a multiplication sentence for this problem. The bar model on the PowerPoint will help you.

Mrs Bromley has now got 7 stickers. How many will Mrs Coaten have if she has got three times as many as Mrs Bromley?

Work through the remaining slides – try to use a bar model to help you solve the problems.

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge. Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  Choose one coloured task to work on today.

Blue Challenge: Download the blue maths challenge document – Answer the scaling problems using the bar models provided. Write the multiplication fact for each question.  

Green Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – Answer the scaling problems by drawing a bar model. Write the multiplication fact for each question.  

White Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – We would like you to have a go at two of the green problems first. If you feel confident after two questions, download the white challenge document for some trickier scaling problems. Make sure you draw the bar model and write the multiplication fact for each question.


LO - To be able to identify a variety of animals from the Amazon Rainforest.

You might like to have a look at these clips.

There are thousands of species of animals in the rainforests of the world. Today we are focusing on some of the animals of the Amazon rainforest. Have a look at the Rainforest science PDF. Remind yourself where the Amazon Rainforest is.

Do you know any animals that live in the Amazon rainforest?

Go through the slides that recap animal groups. Have a look at the slides showing some animals. Think about what type of animal is shown and how you would describe it. Then read the information on the following slides.

One of the ways we can find out what an animal is if we are not sure is to use a branching database. Look through the slides that explain how to use the branching database.

You can also find out about animals on the branching databases by going backwards, e.g. the iguana doesn’t have feathers or fur but it does have a tail.


Open the Rainforest Science work PDF. Choose one of the animal picture cards and then use the Branching Database B to find out what the animal is. Write the name of the animal and describe the animal using the database to support. Can you also say which animal group it belongs to (mammal, amphibian, bird, fish, reptile, invertebrate). Repeat the process selecting a variety of animals.


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

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.