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Monday 22nd February

Good morning Year 3. I hope you all had a fantastic week off.

From the last Half term of remote learning, some things are being kept the same, and some things are being tweaked!

One thing that we are going to do differently is have one theme running through a lot of subjects so even though our afternoon lesson will continue to change every day, they will all relate to one theme.

This first theme is FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.

This will include using them for our creative writing, learning where a lot of our fruits come from and the idea of “food miles”, how to use them to create our own soups and smoothies, practising drawing and shading them and learning their names in Spanish.


Please see below todays Daily Tasks…






























Maths 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


Because of the importance of knowing your times tables, we are going to keep this slot in the day to ensure we continue becoming fluent.


With it being our first day back, and everyone loves it, let’s roll out “Hit The Button” again.

I am going to give you a chance to practise whichever times table you wish.

You could choose to practise the 3, 4 or even the 8 times tables. It is up to you!

A week can seem a long time so maybe even consider writing out the times table of your choice as a warm up before loading up Hit The Button.

Very soon we will be challenging you to attempt the “Mixed” challenge, where it will ask you questions from ANY of the times tables so please practise the one you are least confident on.




09.25 – 10.15

Maths – Reading scales and intervals.


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


Our new topic in Maths will be looking at things we measure in our day to day lives.

We have looked at length when we learnt how to calculate the perimeter of shapes, and we looked at how we measure time using seconds, minutes and hours etc.


Today we are going to look at measuring mass!


Mass is another way of saying how heavy something is.

The units we use when measuring mass is grams and kilograms, but today we will only be looking at grams and saving kilograms for later in the week.


Before we go any further, you have 60 seconds to have a think about different reasons we would measure how much something weighs in our homes. It may help to have a little walk around your house to give you some ideas.




One reason we weigh things in our homes is when we bake. Recipes often direct us not only to what ingredients we need, but also how much of it we need.


The device most often used for this is weighing scales, often looking something like ths…


When we measure something’s mass, we would put the item on the weighing scales and read where the needle moves up to.

The difficulty here is we need to read the scale and intervals used on the weighing scales.


Let’s look at one example…

As you can see from the arrow pointing up, whatever is being weighed is more than 100 grams but less than 200g so we need to be able to read the intervals to work out the exact weigh.


Good news… this is done in 3 easy steps…


STEP 1         Count how many intervals there are between the labelled numbers.

On this scale, there are four intervals between the 0 and 100.


STEP 2         To then find out how much each interval is worth you would divide 100 (the                                 difference between the labelled numbers) by 4 (the number of intervals).

100 divided by 4 = 25 so we know each interval on this scale is worth another 25g.


STEP 3         If you look at the arrow you can see it is one interval beyond 100g so it is 100 +                        25 = 125g.


Following those exact same steps, let’s look at some more examples…




STEP 1         There are four intervals between the 0 and 100

STEP 2         100 divided by 4 = 25 so we know each interval on this scale is worth another 25g.

STEP 3         The needle is 3 intervals up from 0 so would 25g x 3 = 75g


The needle is one interval less than 100g so would be 100 – 25 = 75g.




STEP 1         There are five intervals between the 100 and 150

STEP 2         50 divided by 5 = 10 so we know each interval on this scale is worth another 10g.

STEP 3         The needle is 1 intervals up from 150g so it would be 150g + 10g = 160g.


Using these exact same steps, I want you to attempt the attached activity.

The activity asks you to answer a question for each step, forcing you to follow the right process, which should make it easier.

There is also one completed for you to refer to if you need reminding of how it is done.

10.40 – 11.05

English – Punctuating a sentence.


In this short session I want you to look at the below sentences.

Whoever wrote them, forgot to include capital letters, full stops and question marks.

What a silly Billy!


Before attempting this activity, let just have a quick think about…


When do we use capital letters? Is it always JUST the first word of every sentence?

When do we use a question mark instead of a full stop? How can we tell if the sentence is a question or a statement?


After you have thought about these questions, I want you to read each sentence and identify where the missing capital letters, full stops and question marks should go. Then write each corrected sentence out with these added back in, in your blue English exercise book.


This is also for some of you, the first time you have picked up a pencil for nearly 10 days, so when writing out the corrected sentences, please take care of your handwriting. Make sure your capital letters and lower case letters are the appropriate size, and your tall letters (l, t, h’s) are all tall.

11.05 – 12.00

English – descriptive writing

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


Today I want you to combine our new theme of “Fruit and Vegetables” and your lovely descriptive writing skills.


I want you to describe a piece of fruit without using its name.

If you are successful, it will mean someone will be able to guess which fruit you are describing by just reading your writing.

This maybe easiest if you use a piece of fruit you can have in front of you, but this is not essential.


When describing your fruit I want you to think each of your 5 senses…

What does it look like?

What does it taste like?

What does it feel like?

What does it smell like?


Let me have a go and see if you can guess what fruit I am describing…


  • This piece of fruit can come in two different colours.
  • No matter what colour, it is always juicy when you bite into one.
  • Its shape is similar to that of the sun and it is normally the size of around a tennis ball.
  • Its skin does not need peeling, meaning it can be eaten straight from its tree.



Now I want you to give it a go…

Can you describe a piece of fruit so well that someone at home can guess the fruit you are describing?

Once you have done this, I want you to describe a second piece of fruit or vegetable.


Then as an extension, can you describe something found around the home without naming it?

For this, you could use a couple of sentences to describe what function it does around the house.



Do not forget this is still an English lesson, so please ensure your descriptive writing has the basics of capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and some lovely adjectives!




1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Let’s start this Half Term by using these 20 minutes to read a book on Bug Club.

If you need reminding on how to log on, please follow the below link…



Whilst you do that, I will have a look at what everyone has read over Half Term, look at scores from the Comprehension questions, and move people onto different book bands where I can.

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



Continuing our theme of fruit and vegetables, I thought it would be nice to learn some of the more popular fruits names in Spanish.

Therefore please watch the below video to learn some fruits in Spanish.

It is only 1 minute 11 seconds long so why not watch it a couple of times.

Also be sure to look at the picture frame on the top right of the video to be sure what fruit is being discussed.

Fruits in Spanish


After watching this video, below is a web site which has some lovely activities and games for you to work through.

Here you …

  • Practise hearing and saying the fruits in Spanish.
  • Answer Yes or No to what the fruits are called in Spanish.
  • Select which name of two suggestions is correct.
  • Pick the correct name from a list of 10 for each fruit.


These tasks get progressively harder so you should find the challenges help you remember the fruit names if you complete them in order.


After completing those, you can then click on the games and choose which of the four games yu wish to play, all relating to the names of fruits in Spanish




2.20pm – 2.35pm

Mr Gilbey Reads…


A new Half Term means a new Class Read!

Join us at 2.20pm and have your say on what book I should read to the class next!