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Friday 26th February

Good morning Year 3.

Welcome to Four Rules Friday… but with a twist!

And with it being a Friday, it’s the return of the Year 3 and 4 Challenge!

Read on to find out what we will be doing today…





































Times tables












Year 3 and 4 challenge


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20




09.00 – 09.25

Maths times tables


After our work on “Hit The Button”, this week, I want you to use Hit The Button, but slightly differently today.

I want you to choose a times table to practise, but this time select it from the right hand side of the screen…


You will then be given the answer, and you have to select the multiplication that would have given you the answer.


For example, let’s say I select the two times table to start on the right hand side.

The answer I am given is 6.

Therefore I would need to select the answer “2 x 3” as it is that multiplication which give the answer of 6.


Please choose the times table you are least confident on and see how much you can improve your score over this session.

Bring your first score, and your best score with you for the 9.25am Maths call so I can see how you have all improved.



09.25 – 10.15

Maths – Comparing the Mass of Fruit


Google Classroom video call at 09.25am for the first 15 minutes.


I have slightly tweaked the challenge today and will be asking you to practise only two of the four rules. The two you will need are “add” and “subtract”.


The reason for this is we are going to continue our theme of fruit and vegetables and calculating the total combined mass and difference of some shopping baskets.


Below is a list of fruit from an imaginary shop and how much each weighs individually.


Your challenge is to compare how much 2 different baskets of fruit would weigh and show which one is the heaviest using our old friend “Carlos”.

For example…


Basket A

< > =

Basket B

2 blueberries

1 apple


2 apricots

2 strawberries


You will need to use your addition skills to calculate how much each of the baskets weigh and then use Carlos to show which you think is the heaviest.


Basket A                                                     Basket B

Blueberry           5g                                         Apricot             30g

Blueberry           5g                                         Apricot             30g

Apple               80g +                                      Strawberry         10g

TOTAL             90g                                        Strawberry         10g +

                                                                                                   TOTAL             80g


These calculations shows that even though Basket B has more items in, it is actually lighter than Basket A.

As we know Carlos only EVER eats the biggest number, so the final table would look like this…


Basket A

< > =

Basket B

2 blueberries

1 apple


2 apricots

2 strawberries


A couple of bits you need to remember when completing this activity…

  • Remember when adding or subtracting numbers please be careful with place value. Ensure all the ones are in the same column, and the tens in the same column.
  • When calculating the difference between two baskets we need to use subtraction.


10.40 – 11.05

English – Boggle


Everybody is enjoying the Boggles so let’s do one more before the end of the week…

Please see today’s set of letters…


How many words can you make using only the above letters?

I can also confirm there is NOT a 9 letter word today.


Couple of top tips…

Please remember I am only counting words of three letters or more!

It will help if you write out the letters in a different order. This will help you see words you did not see previously.

One of the letters is an “s” so if you can find words that do not include it, you may be able to add the s for an extra word.

You will also see there is the suffix of “ing” in these letters so that might open up lots of extra words for you!




11.05 – 12.00

English – Persuasive letter

Google Classroom video call at 11.05am for the first 15 minutes.


I absolutely loved seeing some of your advertisements for your newly created fruit, they were amazing!


Building on this, I want you to write a short letter to Mrs Hodgetts trying to convince her to buy your fruit for students of Moorcroft Wood.

We always have pears and apples left over, maybe it would be better for her to buy your amazing fruit!



I am intentionally not going to give you too much guidance here, we really want to see how you get on independently.


Saying that, when starting your letter, consider addressing the letter and putting in an introduction telling Mrs Hodgetts why you are writing to her...



To Mrs Hodgetts,


I am writing to you to offer you and the children of Moorcroft Wood a fantastic exclusive offer. Do you find some of your fruit goes to waste? It will not anymore if you start buying…



You then need to consider all the selling points you included in your advertisement.

Why should Mrs Hodgetts consider your fruit?

Will it make the children healthier?

Is it so tasty that they will never have a piece of fruit left over?

Will it help children achieve more in lessons?


Once you have made those points, you end the letter with a nice closer like…


Should you have any questions about this offer, please do not hesitate to contact me on the below number.


Best regards,


Your name

(Made up phone number)



Do not forget this persuasive letter is trying to convince the reader to believe in an idea or opinion.


Can you include appealing language like…

New improved.

Number One.




When writing this letter, please make sure you…

  • Complete it in your best handwriting.
  • You leave finger spaces between words.
  • You have capital letters in the right place (first words of a new sentence and any names, including the name of your fruit)


Give this a go and we can then use these skills again when we get back to school.





1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Let’s use these 20 minutes to read a book on Bug Club.


I am continuing to review who has less than 3 books remaining and when they have scored over 80% on the questions I will move them up to the next book band.


If you have any questions about the Bug Club books or colour bands or even logging in issues please do not hesitate to message me via Class Dojo.




1.20pm – 2.20pm



After a superb first week back, I would like you to use this time to do something that you enjoy.

Want to go out for a walk and get some fresh air? Please do.

Why not do a good deed around the house? You could tidy your room or offer to hoover the lounge.

Want to take some time to do some colouring?

If the weather is as nice as it was yesterday and you have a garden, why not offer to cut the grass.


Whatever makes you happy, please do it in this hour.

You deserve it!



2.20pm – 2.55pm

Year 3 and 4 Class Challenge!


It’s my favourite time of the week… the Year 3 and 4 Class Challenge.


This will start at 2.20pm so please ensure you are on the usual Google Meet for this time.

I will open this call 15 minutes early so if you want, you can get in from 2.05pm.

Would you like a clue?


OK then…


No, only joking no clues allowed!


See you all no later than 2.20pm for the challenge!