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Thurs 26th March - Fri 3rd April



Thursday 26th March

Activity 1: Numeracy: This is the answer 25 apples. Come up with 4-8 different word problems using the 4 operations (add, subtract, times and divide). After, check the questions make sense and the answer is still 25 apples.   


Activity 2: Literacy: Watch Pigeon impossible. Once you have watched this create a News report about what happened. Try to include descriptive language throughout the report. For an extra challenge could you use inverted commas (speech marks) from an eye witness who saw the whole incident!


Need help remembering how to use inverted commas? Here is a reminder.




Activity 3: Topic: As our topic was Super Science we’re going to look at forces. Make some notes about them from this BBC Bitesize page and then do the activity at the end to see if you’ve understood it!



Optional Challenge: In the garden or on your daily walk collect some nature objects and create as many 2d and 3d shapes as possible by using these.




Please also hear your child read, use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes and use Timestable Rockstars for 10 minutes everyday.


Friday 27th March

Activity 1: a) Numeracy: Find 20 small household items, toy or marbles. Set them out in as many different arrays as possible and then right down the 4 number sentences for each array.

e.g. 2 rows of 10 and the 4 arrays are 20÷2=10 20÷10=2    2x10=20      10x2=20.

b) Now try with 30 items. How many different ways can you find?



Activity 2: Literacy: Watch Pigeon impossible again to remind yourself what the video was about. Today your task, should you choose to accept it (Terrible mission impossible joke sorry!) is to imagine another agent is on a mission but Walter the pigeon is there again! How does Walter spoil this agents day/task?

Things to try and include is a range of punctuation can you include question marks, exclamation marks and commas?



Activity 3: Topic: As our topic was Super Science we’re going to look at magnets today. Make some notes about them from this BBC Bitesize page and then do the activity at the end to see if you’ve understood it!



Optional Challenge: To start the day off why don’t you create your own circuit training like we did in P.E the other week. You could include star jumps, squats, press ups and many more! Get everyone involved once you’ve made it!


Please also hear your child read, use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes and use Timestable Rockstars for 10 minutes everyday.


Monday 30th March


Activity 1: Numeracy: The number is 65! How many calculations can you think of that equal this number e.g: 5 x 11= 55.You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division calculations. 


Activity 2: Literacy: Write a letter to someone you are missing at the moment. A family member, friend or teacher etc. Tell them what you have been up to, and tell them all the things you are looking forward to doing when you see them again. Can you use a range of punctuation marks? ( . , ? !)


Activity 3: Shadows-can you draw a detailed picture of a household object and its shadow? Look carefully at where the shadow meets the object and look at the shape of the shadow. Show where the light source is coming from.


Optional challenge: Draw the same object later in the day and show where the shadow is now. Again, show where the light source is now positioned.


Tuesday 31st March


Activity 1: Numeracy: Use your times table knowledge to write down as many division facts as you can in 10 minutes. E.g. You know that 5 x 5 = 25 so you know that 25 divided by 5 = 5. Only write down the division facts!


Activity 2: Literacy: How many words can you make form the letters in

‘Magnetism’ e.g: net, time etc. Can you find 20 or more?


Activity 3: Magnets: Design a magnet maze game. Draw out a maze on a piece of paper or card, make it as tricky as possible! If you can find a magnet and a paper clip or other magnetic object, can you master your maze?


Optional challenge: Can you find 20 household items that are magnetic and 20 that are not? Record them in a table or chart.



Wednesday 1st April


Activity 1: Numeracy: Pick 5 items from the kitchen. Give each one a price between £1.00 and £3.00. Once you have done this, you can buy 3 items at a time. Work out the how many different combinations there are and how much each combination would cost.


Activity 2: Literacy: Watch the video about the inventor in the link below. Write a set of instructions to create your favourite book character using the machine the man in the video made. Think about your character, would they need a drop of kindness, a sprinkle of smile?

While doing your instructions remember subheadings and verbs.

Subheadings: Introduction, ingredients, method and conclusion.



Activity 3: Air Resistance: Look at this video about air resistance. Read the information and make notes about it. Complete the activity underneath the video to see if you have understood what air resistance is.



Optional challenge: Complete a cosmic kid’s yoga challenge to help you become stronger, calmer and wiser. Take a pick which one looks the most fun!





Thursday 2nd April


Activity 1: Numeracy: Today we are going to be doing some statistics. Look in the different rooms of your house. How many items in each room are electrical? Create a tally chart to help with the amounts while counting the electrical equipment. Create a bar chart once you are sure you have got the correct amounts in eachroom. Use this link to remind yourself what a bar chart is https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-bar-chart .


Activity 2: Literacy: re-watch the video about the inventor in the link below. Create some dialogue (conversation) between the 3 characters in the story. Remember to use inverted commas (speech marks) for the parts that the  characters are actually speaking and a new line for a new speaker.



Activity 3: Super Science: Watch these awesome science experiments! If you want you can have a go at some of these at home to learn more about forces and motion. Make sure you have adult supervision when doing these activities.



Optional challenge: Create a special diary/notebook for yourself. Design a front cover with pictures things you love to do. Write in it each day saying something you really enjoyed and something that you did to help someone in your house.


Friday 3rd April

Hi Year 3, Mrs Tee here, I hope you are all o.k , all the teachers are thinking about you lots.

I have thought of some fun activities for you to do today if you want to .


Activity 1


maths - 1, 2, 3, 4


Using the digits 1, 2, 3 and 4 and +, - , x and ÷ symbols make the numbers from 1 to 30.

Each of the numbers has to be used every time, for example 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10.


Activity 2


Copy this poem using your neatest , joined handwriting.


How Many Days In A Month 


Thirty days has September

April, June and November.

All the rest have thirty one 

Except February alone ,

Which has twenty eight days and twenty nine each leap year. 


Can you learn this poem off by heart?


Activity 3

Have a go at this science experiment but remember to ask a grown up in your house first!

Materials for Turning a Penny Green

  • Copper pennies
  • vinegar
  • Dish or bowl
  • Paper towel
    1. Fold a paper towel so that it fits inside your dish.
    2. Place the pennies on top of the paper towel.
    3. Pour vinegar over the pennies so that the paper towel is fully saturated.
    4. Observe the pennies over the next few hours and days.
    Optional Challenge
    Can you record the changes to the pennies over time ? You could write , draw or make a table to show results. 
    We will be back with more fun activities after the Easter holidays, remember to keep reading and to go on Timestable Rockstar and Spelling Shed. Take lots of care xxxx