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Year 3 Home Learning Blog Friday 5.3.21

Hello Year 3, this is our final home learning blog post! We are looking forward to seeing you all. We understand there might be different feelings about returning to school but we will be ready for you and are looking forward to welcoming you all back. We will continue to work as a team and help each other as we did through lockdown. We are so proud of you all and we would like to take the opportunity to say a BIG thank you to the grown ups for all of your support with the home learning. 

Remember to come in PE kits on your PE days. The days are Monday and Friday for Farah class and Monday and Wednesday for Ennis-Hill class. We will not be having a PE lesson on Monday 8th March so please come in school uniform on our first day back at school. Please remember to bring a clearly named water bottle. You are also welcome to bring an extra layer such as a fleece as we will be keeping the windows open to keep the rooms well ventilated. We would love to see your photos from World Book Day. Please send any photos to your class teacher by the end of the school day on Friday. 

Here are your final home learning tasks... 

English Task

L.O. I am becoming more familiar with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends.  I can retell some of these orally.

Today, we are going to be continuing exploring the story of Hansel and Gretel (the version we are reading is written by Tasha Guenther and illustrated by Leanne Guenther, it is based on the German fairy tale first collected by the Brothers Grimm).  In the live lesson we will be reading through the rest of the text together, we will then be exploring and discussing the tasks so that you can go on to write your answers independently after the lesson.  For today’s lesson we would like you to work through each of the challenges. You can find the text on the PowerPoint slides if you wanted to look over it again.

Blue challenge: How do you think Hansel and Gretel felt when they saw the house made out of sweets? What clues in the text make you think that?

Green challenge: Why did Gretel tell the witch that she had seen a dragon?

White challenge: Have a go at retelling the story to a grown up, you could retell the whole story including the part from last week or just retell part 2.

Extra challenge: You could write a paragraph that could be a blurb for the story of Hansel and Gretel.


Maths Task

L.O. To be able to subtract money.

Today we are going to continue our work on subtracting money. Can you remember how we subtracted money during Wednesday’s live lesson? Try to explain the method to an adult at home.

If you missed the live lesson or want to go over anything again, please complete the following task (you can use Wednesday’s PowerPoint if you need reminding on how to subtract amounts of money):

Firstly, we need to get our maths brains warmed up! Solve the problem on slide 2 of the PowerPoint:

Rachel went to the shop with £4 and 60p in her purse. She bought a magazine for £2 and 35p. She says she has £2 and 15p left. Is she right? Prove it!


Next, answer the following questions.  Use column subtraction to help you with your subtracting.  

  1. 82p – 45p =
  2. £5 and 63p - £2 and 38p =
  3. £4 and 22p - £2 and 35p =

Go back and check your answers. Did you remember to include the £­_ and _p notations?

Finally, choose one of the questions from above and draw a bar model to represent the calculation.

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.

Yellow Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 3 and answer the yellow questions. You can use objects to help you with your subtracting.

Blue Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 3 and use column subtraction to solve the blue questions. Draw a bar model for each question. 

Blue Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 3 and use column subtraction to solve the green questions. Draw a bar model for each question. 

White Challenge: Download the maths PowerPoint – Have a look at the table on slide 4. You will see 4 level of challenges. Choose one level and answer the questions using column subtraction. Draw a bar model for each question.


Art Task

L.O. To draw from observation.

Today you will be drawing a picture of one of your favourite toys.

Choose a favourite toy that you would like to draw. Have a think about what shapes you can see in your toy. Then place your toy in the position you want to draw it from. The best angle is one where you can see the shapes well and feel confident that you can draw them.

Use a pencil to draw the toy by sketching in the basic shape, the form of the object using outlines only, starting with the largest in the middle of the paper. Remember that sketching is a fast and light style of drawing which may not be completely accurate. Creating more than one line is fine, because later you can rub out the lines that you don’t need.  

Have a think about key questions: 

  • What shapes can you see in your toy?
  • How many different shapes does your toy have?
  • Which is the biggest?
  • Which is the smallest?
  • What colours do you see?
  • Is there any texture? Where? How would you describe it?

When you are happy with the shape and the form of your object you can ‘tidy it up’ by rubbing out the lines you don’t need. Once you have your basic shape outline, you can then think about the texture and how this can be drawn in with pencil. Remember the different shading techniques that you have practised in class.

Have fun, try your best and we can’t wait to see your efforts!

R.E Task

L.O. To know the events of Palm Sunday.

Today we are going to be learning about Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the start of holy week for Christians. This is the week leading up to Easter, Jesus' last week on Earth. Christians feel happy because they are praising Jesus but also sad because they know it was only one week later that Jesus died. Traditionally, in churches on Palm Sunday, people are given a cross made from a single palm leaf.

Read the PowerPoint slides to see what happened on Palm Sunday according to the Bible.


Task: Write a diary entry as if you were a member of the crowd, explaining what you saw on Palm Sunday and how you were feeling.

You could use the following sentence starters to help you:

As I stood at the side of the road

Through the crowds I could see

All around me I could hear

As I saw Jesus I felt

There was a feeling of


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

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.