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Monday 1st March

Good morning Year 3.

I hope you had an amazing weekend.

Please read on to find out what we will be doing today…






































Times tables












Mr Gilbey Reads


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20




09.00 – 09.25

Maths times tables


We are going to continue our work on “Hit The Button” this week, and I want you to carry on practising the Hit The Question element.

Therefore please choose a times table to practise, but 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 four times table from the right hand side of the screen because that is the one I feel least confident on.

I am given the answer of 16.

Therefore I would select the answer “4 x 4” as it is that multiplication that give the answer of 16.


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


09.25 – 10.25

Maths – 2D shape


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


We are going to spend this week looking at 2D shapes and their properties.

Let’s complete a starter activity where you need to spot shapes in the below pirate image…


When looking at the properties of 2D shapes we look at the number of sides and the number of vertices.

Let’s go through the different 2D shapes and remind ourselves how many sides and vertices each have…


Let’s look at a particular 2D shape and answer…


How many sides does it have?

How many vertices does it have?

What is its name?


It has…

5 sides

5 angles

So is called a pentagon!



Let’s try one more…


This shape has…

8 sides

8 angles

So it is an octagon!




Using your ability to count vertices and sides, and remember the shape names, I want you to attempt the below activity.


Here you need to look at the shapes along the bottom of the page, count the number of sides each shape has, then draw it in the correct grid.



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

  • I have put a 2D shape word mat above for you to look at if you need reminding how many sides pentagons, hexagons and octagons have.
  • When drawing the shapes I would like you to use a ruler if possible. If you do not have one, please take your tie and draw the shape as neatly as possible.

10.40 – 11.05

English – Commas in a list

KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Targeted Question Book.

Page 46 and 47.


In our writing later in the week we will need to write lists.

Therefore today we are going to practise the correct punctuation to use when including a list on our writing.


When we include lists of three of more things in our writing we use commas between all the items on the list EXCEPT the last two.

You need to put “and” or “or” between the last two things.



For example…


I love eating apples, pears, oranges and kiwi fruit.


As I was tidying my room I found Lego, books, magazines, clothes and sweets on the floor.



Using this skill, please complete pages 46 and 47 in your KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Targeted Question Book.





11.05 – 12.00

English – Persuasive letter

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


You all did tremendously well last week with your adverts and letters to Mrs Hodgetts trying to sell your new fruit.


This week we are going to look at the features of a persuasive letter in more detail, make sure you understand them and can use them all, as I want us to write another letter later in the week, but more about that later.


Please see below the features of a persuasive letter…


Today we are going to look at powerful adjectives.

As you know the purpose of a persuasive text is to convince someone to do something.

One way of doing this is using powerful adjectives in our writing.


Let’s start by reminding ourselves what an adjective is…

An adjective is a word that describes a noun.


Let’s play Spot the “Adjective”…


  • The angry earthquake shook the ground.


  • The calm charity worker tried to point the nervous villagers towards a place of safety.


By using powerful adjectives you have a greater chance of convincing someone to do as you want them.


For example, let’s look at the below sentences and improve the adjective…


  1. The happy lottery winner jumped for joy at her multi-million pound win.


You could replace “happy” with…






  1. The monster’s pathetic attempts at hiding are silly.


You could replace “silly” with…






For the rest of this lesson, I want to introduce you to some powerful adjectives, get you using them and then hopefully you will feel confident in using them in your persuasive writing later.


Please see attached some sentences where you need to choose a power adjective to complete the sentence. At the bottom of the page you have a Word Bank with a powerful adjective for each sentence. Some you may not know what they mean. If this is the case, why not look in a dictionary, have a look on online or ask your adult what they mean.

After deciding what powerful adjective to use in each sentence, I want you to write the sentence out in your blue exercise book in your best handwriting.



If you have some time after completing the above task, I want you to create your own sentences using the powerful adjectives found in the Word Bank. Write these out in your blue exercise book with the powerful adjectives underlined.


1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Let’s use these 20 minutes to snuggle down, get comfortable and have some quiet reading time.

This can be either through Bug Club or your school reading book or one of your favourite books.


I am continuing to review Bug Club so if you use that system, I will see when you have less than 3 books remaining and if you have scored over 80% on the questions I will be able to move you up to the next book band.





1.20pm – 2.20pm

Geography – food Miles


On Wellbeing Wednesday you was tasked with finding out where your fruit and vegetables came from. Today we will need that work to calculate how far your fruit and vegetables have actually travelled to end up in your fridge. This is referred to “food miles”.


Please visit the below web site and enter the place of origin of each of your fruit and vegetables

in the FROM box, and use Wolverhampton in the TO box.

Then click SHOW.


The site will then tell you in miles how far your fruit have travelled.

It will also show you on a world map the distance travelled.

I want you to note this is a new table in your blue exercise book.

Please see below an example of the table I am expecting with some fruit and vegetables that you can use if you need to.


Fruit or vegetable

Country of origin

Distance travelled in miles














Once you have completed your table I want you to think about, and answer the below questions…


  1. Are you surprised at how far your food has travelled?
  2. What are the advantages of being able to transport fruit and vegetables that far?
  3. What are the benefits to buying fruit that has travelled the least distance?




2.20pm – 2.55pm

Mr Gilbey Reads…


Join us at 2.20pm for another visit to the “Nothing To See Here Hotel”.

Now we have found out how the moster hotel keeps humans away, we will find out more about the horrible storm that is coming and the problems that is causes for Frankie and his family.