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Week beginning 19th October 2020

Each week we will update our Year 3 Page so that if you are off school for any reason there will be plenty of activities to keep you busy learning.


Monday: Last week in school we wrote a non-chronological report all about a smilodon. Your home learning activity this week is to write your own report all about a woolly mammoth. Start by researching and becoming a mammoth expert. Below is a sheet you could record your notes on. Try and group your facts into paragraphs (groups of sentences about the same thing.


DK find out is a really good web site to start researching on.

Tuesday: Today your mission is to write the introduction to your mammoth report. First think of a title. You might want to try and use alliteration, where words start with the same sound, for example Massive Mammoths.

You could start your introduction with a question to try and get your readers attention. For example, Have you ever wanted to become a mammoth expert?

The main part of the introduction needs to tell people what a mammoth is. You don't need too much detail in an introduction, just two or three sentences to say what a mammoth is and when they were alive. Imagine you were explaining what a mammoth was to an alien from space who had absolutely no idea.


End your introduction by talking directly to your reader inviting them to read on, for example, Read the rest of this report for some fantastic facts!

Wednesday: Today we are going to write the first paragraph all about a mammoths appearance. First think of your subheading. Then write all about what a mammoth looked like, how big they were, what their tusks were like.... Your extra challenge is to include a simile. This is when you compare something to something else, to help your reader imagine it. For example you could write 'A mammoth's fur was like a shaggy brown rug.' or 'Their tusks were curved like a rhino's horn'. 

Thursday: Today is all about diet. Can you think of an alliterative subheading. Don't forget to include the word herbivore and explain what it means. Today's paragraph probably won't be that long so it's a good chance to add a picture to your report.


Friday: Our final paragraph is going to be 'Fantastic Facts'. Any facts that you found out on Monday that you haven't used yet in your report you can use in this part. Your challenge in this paragraph is to use a few different sentence starters. Try 'Did you know' or ' Amazingly,' or 'Surprisingly'. My favourite mammoth fact is that hunters used to scare Mammoths off the edge of cliffs. The fall would kill the mammoth and this was far easier than the hunters trying to use their weapons to kill it. It is a bit grusome!


This week we are continuing with addition and subtraction.

Monday: We have noticed that lots of the children haven’t yet learnt their number facts by heart. It really helps if children are lightning fast adding two single digit numbers. It is far better if they can remember 4 + 3 is 7 and don’t have to use their fingers every time!

So have a go at hit the button number bonds and there is also a speedy maths sheet below. - number bonds

How quickly can you answer Monday’s speed challenge?


Tuesday: We have been learning how to add using column method. In today’s questions there’s no exchanging. That means there are not enough  1s to make a new 10 and there are not enough 10s to make a new 100. Have a go at Tuesday’s worksheet. The below video link will talk you through it.


Wednesday: Today is addition with exchanging. In your challenges today there are more than ten 10s, so a new 100 is made.  Watch the below video to help. Your challenge questions are below.


Thursday: Today is a real thinking challenge! Make up five additions which don’t have any exchanging (for example 375 + 214). Think of 5 additions where you need to change ten 1s for a new ten (for example 326+238). Finally think of 5 additions where you need to exchange ten 10s for a new 100 (for example 345 + 281).


Friday: Today a practical challenge. Who can do the furthest hop and jump. Use a tape measure to measure how far each person in your family can travel in just one hop. Then measure how far each person in your family can jump (from a standing start, both feet together.

Now for the maths! Use column addition to add up the distance hopped with the distance jumped. Who is the largest leaper in your family?


If this sounds too energetic, there is a Friday column addition worksheet below! On the worksheet they use the term carrying, whereas in school we use the term exchanging.

 Tuesday - Adding with no exchanging.pdfDownload
 Wednesday - Exchanging when a new 100 is made.pdfDownload
 Friday Column Method Challenge.pdfDownload
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Year 3 Contact Details

 If Class Dojo isn't working for you then you can try our email addresses:

3RW Mr Ratcliffe

 3MA Mrs

3W Miss Witherington

3JS Mr Johns


Current Home Learning activities 

To be completed in your Learning Log and handed in on 2.11.20

Maths: Create a multiplication poster for the 3 times table.

Literacy: Research some poetry about Autumn. Choose your favourite one and practise reading it.

You could record yourself performing our poem and post it on to Class Dojo. You may even want to have a go at writing your own poem.


Do some research to find out what rocks are used for.

You may be surprised by how many items around your home are made from rocks. Enter text...

Everyday Activities

Maths - TT Rockstars 


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