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Year 3 Home Learning Wednesday 24.2.21

We have English, maths, French and music for you today. We hope you enjoy these tasks. 

English Task

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

L.O: To discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure.

To prepare poems to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.

Today we have another rainforest poem, ‘Within the Magical Rainforest’ to explore (attached to the blog). We will explore this in the live lesson.

What do you notice is different / similar about this poem compared to the poems from yesterday?

It is a list poem. It still has effective adjectives and verbs but does not have a rhyming pattern. Instead, it has a different structure – a list poem usually has a beginning, a list in the middle and an ending. Can you spot this structure?


  • Item in list
  • Item in list
  • Item in list
  • Item in list
  • Item in list


We will be writing list poems tomorrow.

Today’s task is to choose one of the three rainforest poems looked at so far this week.

Blue task – Learn the poem by heart and then recite it to your family.

Green task – Learn the poem by heart. Add sound effects and / or actions to enhance the performance of the poem.  Perform to your family.

White task – For a further challenge, you might also like to compose and perform a piece of rainforest music to set the scene before you recite your poem. It could include animal sounds and a rainstorm. You could use body sounds, vocal sounds and anything from around your home that you can create sounds with (check with an adult first). You could also record your music in a pictorial way if you wanted to.


Maths Task

L.O: To be able to solve further positive integer scaling problems.

Today we are going to continue our learning on positive integer scaling problems, but let’s warm up our maths brains first! Go on  Level 3 > partitioning

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, can you remember what the word scaling means? (Check the PowerPoint to see if you were correct). Then have a look at the following statement – what are the most important words in this statement?

Harry has four times as many strawberries as Sally.

The “four times as many” is really important because it is telling you how many more strawberries Harry has got than Sally. If Sally has 7 strawberries, how many strawberries does Harry have? Write a repeated addition sentence or a multiplication sentence for this problem. The bar model on the PowerPoint will help you.

Have a look at the following statements on the PowerPoint:

  1. In a car park, there are 5 times as many blue cars as red cars.

If there are 5 red cars, how many blue cars are there? Draw a bar model to help you. Can you write the multiplication fact?

  1. Eva has 3 counters. Amir has 4 times as many counters. How many counters does Amir have?

Draw a bar model to help you. Can you write the multiplication fact?


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 by drawing a bar model. Write the multiplication fact for each question. 

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

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – Solve the scaling problems. Make sure you read the questions carefully and use a bar model to help you. 

We are going to move onto a new maths topic on Thursday – Money! If you think this is something you might find challenging, it would be beneficial if you had some real coins or toy coins with you during the live lessons for the rest of this week and next week to help you. 



LO – To learn how to say the months of the year in French

In this lesson, we will recap our phonic sounds, the numbers to 12 and how to say our age in French. You will then learn how to say the months in French.

Why don’t you have a go at teaching the new vocabulary you have learnt to an adult at home. Let us know how you get on!

The children in school will be doing this lesson on Thursday.



LO – To understand pulse and rhythm

Here is the next lesson about pulse and rhythm from the Oak National Academy. There is a recap of previous learning and then it moves on to exploring 6 beats in a bar.

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.