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Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 29.06.21

Hello everybody!  We are sad to not be seeing all of your happy, smiley faces in the classroom but hope to see as many of you that can on the live lessons.

Like during our remote learning earlier this year, we will be adding the English and maths tasks  and resources that you will need following the live lessons. You will also find additional tasks to complete related to different subject areas.

Please feel free to decide how is best to manage these tasks at home, not each task needs to be completed on the day it is set and if you have some different learning tasks you would like to complete that is also absolutely fine!


English Task:

L.O: To use effective adjectives in sentences for a non-chronological report.

Last week, we started writing our non-chronological reports about Roman food.

Today, in the live lesson we will be writing the next paragraph for our reports.

If you missed the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint.

The next paragraph is going to be about where the Roman’s food comes from. On the PowerPoint, you can re-read the FANTASTIC facts (our whole class research) and spot the information that might be useful for the next paragraph.

Task 1: Subheading  

Think of some ideas for a subheading – remember a question is an effective subheading. Record some ideas on an inspiration page. Then select your favourite and record on your neat paper copy.

Task 2: Start of Paragraph 2

There are pictures of a farm and a ship on the PowerPoint to remind you that some Roman foods were grown in Britain on farms and some were brought from other countries (imported). Romans introduced a lot of different foods to Britain – some of which they went on to grow here due to our climate being right (apples, cabbages, carrots…) Some foods however wouldn’t grow here as the climate wasn’t right - so had to be imported.

Look at the pictures of the Roman farms. You might like to pretend to be a Roman farmer.  What type of activities would they have done? Would it have been a hard job? Write some words on your inspiration page to describe the farmers - hardworking, efficient, exhausted…

Look at the model sentence on the PowerPoint – your task is to change the sentence according to the colour challenges on the slide. Then there is a given sentence that you can include in your report.

Task 3: Complete Paragraph 2

Look at the words on the next slide – can you create a final sentence using the words? Try it out on your Inspiration Page and then write it up in neat.


Maths Task:

L.O: To investigate how to read scales accurately.

Last week we learnt about mass and this week we are moving onto capacity and volume. During the live lesson, you will find out what capacity and volume are and how you can measure them. If you miss the live teaching or want to go over anything again, have a look at the attached PowerPoint.



Today, we would like you to practise measuring. Firstly, find some waterproof containers from around your house, for example, you might choose a margarine tub, a lunchbox and a cup.

Which container do you think will hold the most amount of water? Which container do you think will hold the least amount of water? Can you order them?

Then, fill each container with water. Pour the water into a measuring jug. Record how many millilitres (ml) of water each container holds. Were your predictions correct?

10 Minute Maths: We have also added a 10 minute maths slide to this blog. Today your challenge is about 3D shapes!


History Task:                    

L.O: To find out the results of Boudicca’s revolt.

We have started learning about Boudicca in History. We have attached a couple of PowerPoints at the bottom of the blog in case you would like to remind yourself about who Boudicca was. This week we are concentrating on her revolt.

Boudicca became queen of the Iceni tribe, however the Romans forcibly took control of her lands. In retaliation, Boudicca amassed an army of men from different Celtic tribes and marched to the Roman capital, Colchester. They burnt most of the city to the ground and killed everyone they saw. How do you think the Romans felt after hearing about their defeat at Colchester by Boudicca?

Boudicca and her army continued their revolt by almost destroying the cities we now know as London and St Albans. One of the reasons why Boudicca was so successful at the beginning was that the Romans hadn’t expected a revolt in Britain. Their armies were busy fighting elsewhere!

Can you remember that the Roman army was well-organised and highly trained? Well, Boudicca’s army was formed of previously warring tribes. What do you think happened next? Who do you think eventually won?

The Romans, led by the governor Suetonius, managed to use their tactics, strength and organisation to defeat Boudicca’s army. Boudicca, rather than being captured, killed herself by drinking poison.

Here are a couple of short videos for you to watch:


Task: We would like you to use the information about Boudicca’s revolt to create a storyboard. You can either use the storyboard on Page one of the History work PDF attached to the bottom of the blog or create your own.


Write a couple of sentences about which side (either the Celts or the Romans) you support and why?


Reading - Our school policy of reading at least five times a week will continue. Please encourage your child to read something every day! They can read different text types - magazines, recipe books, instructions, food labels and anything that they will enjoy! They could read to themselves, to a sibling or another family member.

Please continue to practise spellings and times table ready for our return to school.


We are also aware that families have a lot to juggle so please just do what you can. Remember, we are here to support you in any way we can. We are happy to be contacted to clarify anything with the learning tasks so please don't hesitate to ask. 

We would love to see what your child has been doing. So, if you can, please send us some emails with their work attached or with some photographs of what they have done. 

We are looking forward to seeing the children on our TEAMS lesson in the morning.


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

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.