Home Learning

Home Learning, Summer, Week 5

Hello everyone,

I hope you’ve had a fantastic week and were able to enjoy this beautiful weather in some way.

Here is this week’s learning. If there are any questions or difficulties please send me an email and I will contact you as soon as I can.


angrily, happily, nobly, simply, gently, humbly, visibly, probably, honourably, crackly

Practice your spelling words using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check… Ask a family member to test you at the end of the week.

Use a dictionary to define your spelling words.

Write these words in sentences.

Here is phonics for you this week. Once it’s complete, write any of the unknown words in sentences.



Complete this task each day. Choose a worksheet that best fits you. Please make sure you challenge yourself. Don’t look at the answer sheets until you’ve completed your work.


Please complete this Grammar and Punctuation assessment. This is not assessment so please don’t stress. It’s just for practice.

Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2

Task 1:

What is sarcasm? Can you spot examples in the text? Discuss the use of opposite meanings when using sarcasm towards someone e.g. those swimmers really suit you really means they do not etc.

Think of sarcastic phrases they might use on Iris and Oliver. You are going to create a sarcastic dictionary – giving examples of sarcastic phrases and their actual meaning. You can write these up using format from a dictionary e.g. use of italics, noun, adjective and meaning.

Task 2:

What has happened in the last pages? Can you predict what will happen next? You will need to listen really carefully to the next paragraph because you are going to draw what they see in their minds from the description given. You will need to listen to this section a few times whilst doing this task.

Write what you have drawn and why, drawing on words and phrases from the text. Now brainstorm words and phrases that best describe your images.

Write one word or phrase on separate strips of paper to compile a list poem – you could include a repeating chorus if you wish. Organise the strips into a list poem – these can then be physically edited by moving each strip to get the best effect.

On Class Dojo, perform your poem that you’ve created.


Read daily for 15-20 minutes.

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Challenges for you with the book you’re currently reading at home.

Day 1: Design a new eye-catching front cover for the story.

Day 2: Using speech bubbles, draw a conversation, between two characters from the story.

Day 3: Write an alternative ending to the story.

Day 4: Draw a story map showing one of the characters feelings.

Day 5: Make a poster to advertise your book using a clear layout and illustration.

Your comprehension for this week, choose the reading that suits your level from each comprehension. Make sure you challenge yourself.

Day 1: Deep Sea Explorers

Day 2: Captain Tom Moore

Day 3: Florence Nightingale

Day 4: Stephen Hawking

Day 5: 75th Anniversary VE Day


Times table Rockstars (10 minutes everyday)

Sumdog (10 minutes everyday)

Here are your tasks for this week. Please do not look at the answers until you’ve completed the task. Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/to be able to watch the videos before completing your worksheets. Go to Week 9 W/C 22nd June.

Day 1 Problem of the day


Lesson 1- answers

Day 2 Problem of the day

Lesson 2-Compare angles

Lesson 2 answers

Day 3 Problem of the day

Lesson 3-Horizontal and vertical

Lesson 3 answers

Day 4 Problem of the day

Lesson 4-Parallel and perpendicular

Lesson 4 answers

Day 5 Problem of the day


Reflecting back from last weeks task answer the following questions.

  • Where is the right and wrong in this story?
  • What would you have done the same / differently?
  • When was the last time that you showed an act of random kindness? What did you do?
  • How did it make you feel?
  • Why is this story important to Buddhists?
  • What have you learnt from this story?
  • What has this story made you think about? How has it made you think about how you act?
  • Are the teachings from this story similar to those from any other faiths? Which ones?
  • What happened in the story because kindness was shown?
  • How would the ending of the story have been if kindness was not shown?
  • What does this suggest in life about choosing to ignore/follow religious teachings?

This week your focus is ‘How does Buddhism set an example for others?’

Read the story of ‘The Kings Elephant’. KingsElephant

Think about how we could set a good example for another (younger) year group – make an advice video using iMovie or similar programme.

Think about our school values. Which are most important? Should anything be added or taken away?


Create a colour/mood wheel to reflect the elephant’s mood throughout the story.

Create a mood graph/series of mood paintings for the elephant throughout the story.

Compose a piece of music to reflect the elephant’s mood at the beginning and end of the story.

Write a recipe for being a good person.

Here are some questions to think about and respond to…

  • What are the values that Buddhists can learn from this?
  • How are these similar to our school values? (Distinctively Christian values)
  • What do other religions say about being a good role-model or person?
  • What does it mean to set a good example?
  • When have you set a good example?
  • Who did you set the good example for?
  • Did it help them change their behaviour? How?


What has Mr Kwame got in store for you for this week? While you wait, look back and see what other challenges he has set for you over the last few months.


Why do we observe things over time?


Scientists sometimes need to observe things over time. How often you need to look depends on what is being observed.

If you observe the effect of heat on an ice cream, changes will happen quickly so you’ll need to observe without any interruption.

If you observe tadpoles or trees, it will take weeks and months to observe any changes. You will need to use a variety of approaches to answer your specific questions.

Create an experiment for yourself or with your family and observe the changes. Whether it be observe the changes in a plant growing, mould growing on bread, observe the changes in your behaviour at home (are they different from the morning to the afternoon?) Let me know how you go on Class Dojo.


Join in with Mr Nelson.

Task from RE.


Dr Joseph Lister https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyps34j

Charles Dickens presents a topical chat show about changes to healthcare and medical science during Victorian times. We meet Dr Joseph Lister the pioneer of antiseptic surgery. He talks about the importance of surgery under sterile conditions. Dr Lister argues the requirement for being hygienic when dealing with medical situations. His advice is argued by old fashioned doctor, Dr Guffquat. They both give advice on how they would deal with medical situations.

You need compare the advice of Dr Guffquat and Dr Lister and then compare this with current hospital hygiene advice. How were ideas about health tested? Research how the causes of cholera, scurvy and rickets were discovered. This could also be a way of introducing important people in medical history such as the life and work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.


Click on this link to access your Spanish. Please make sure you upload your work on to Class Dojo so Ms Rodriguez can see how you went yr 3 – week5


Create a paper Aeroplane using A4 paper, pens, pencils, glue, any art materials you’ve got.

Paper plate fish (if you don’t have paper plates, just use paper from your book and cut into a big circle)

Balloon animals


Play worst case scenario with your family- you need paper and a pen/pencil. Someone will take in turns to lead =. They will create a scenario where the team will work together to solve the problem and it’s successful. For example, being stranded on a deserted island being lost out at sea. As a team, you need to come up with a plan that ensures everyone either survives or arrives back safely.

CosmicKids yoga

Games with your family.


Please remember to challenge yourselves in all tasks. Remember to try your very best first before asking your adult for help as I know many of you have other siblings that also need help too. If you’ve got family members who also need access to technology devices remember to share your time with them as well.

Please look after yourselves and your families. Us adults in year 3 miss you all very much!

I will be phoning some of you on Thursday, some of you will be hearing from Ms Kolak and Ms Ariella during the week as well. Remember that the calls will come up with a private number. If you’ve got any questions with this weeks home learning, make a note of it so when an adult phones you’ve got them ready. Have an amazing week and will talk to you soon!

Take care,

Miss Burns.