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Tuesday 2nd February

Today’s Time Table






























Maths puzzle



Activity 2








Mr Gilbey Reads…


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20


An amazing day yesterday Year 3 so thank you all for embracing the

Children Mental Health Day activities like you all did.

Today is a return to the traditional time tables, with some time in the afternoon for some physical activities that again you can choose.



09.00 – 09.25

Maths puzzle – number pyramids


This week we are going to use this time to attempt some new number puzzles.

Today we are going to look at number pyramids like the one below...


You can see the two numbers along the bottom row (50 and 30) are added together to give you the value of the box above it (in this case 80). This then continues along the bottom row until every value on the second row is filled in.

Then we follow the same pattern on the second row by adding two numbers side by side together to give us the value for the box directly above them (80 + 70 = 150).

Trust me, once you have done a couple you will find them very easy.


So please give the below pyramids a go and bring your answers along to the 9.25 Maths call to find out how you have got on.


09.25 – 10.15

Maths - Comparing Fractions

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


For the first time since our November lockdown we are returning to fractions!

Today we will use our previous learning to compare different fractions demonstrating which of two fractions is smallest or largest.


Let’s have a little recap about what we learnt in November…


When looking at fractions, we need to remember what each number of a fraction is called and what it means…



The denominator is the total number of equal parts a shape is split into. With the above example meaning a shape should be split into two equal parts.


The numerator is how many of those parts are shaded. So again using the above fraction, with a numerator of 1, it means only one part of the shape should be shaded.


Let’s try some examples… What fraction of these shapes are shaded?


Using this knowledge we are going to shade two different shapes and then using Carlos to show which is bigger or smaller (of course Carlos ONLY ever eats the biggest fraction!!!!)


Let’s attempt one together…



Each shape is already split into the correct number of parts as told by the denominator, so all you need to do is shade the number of pieces stated by the numerator for both shapes. Once you have done that, you look at the two shapes and consider which shape has the most shaded, using Carlos to show which has the largest amount shaded.


Using these examples, please attempt both pages found below.

10.40 – 11.05

English – Vocabulary Building


This week, we are going to use this session to try to build our vocabulary.

I am going to give you a word and I want you to think of and write as many synonyms and antonyms for that word as possible.


To remind you…

A synonym is a word with the same or similar meaning.

I remember this by looking at the first letter…

          Synonym means the Same


Which then leaves antonym meaning words with opposite meanings.


Let’s do one together.

If I give you the word HOT, can you think of some synonyms and antonyms?


Synonyms                         HOT                                Antonyms

          Warm                                                                    Cold

          Boiling                                                                    Freezing


Now, how many different synonyms and antonyms can you come up with for the word…




Bring these words with you to the 11.05am call so we can share them and award prizes for the most imaginative.




11.05 – 12.00

English – Talk for Writing – Journey to the Jungle


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

Over the next week or so we are going to work through a Talk for Writing pack, like we did in November when we created our own troll.

Unfortunately I was unable to get a copy of this Talk for Writing pack included in your home packs, so we have a couple of options.


  1. Every day I will attach the entire document that you can print off, but please be warned it is 20 pages. Having this printed though will make it easiest as we work through the pages.


  1. I will also attach just the pages we are going through that day so you can look at just the pages you need to in the relevant lesson.


Today’s Journey to the Jungle activity

We will read page 2 on our video lesson to help set the scene.

You then need to read the Jungle Log found on page 3.

After read this diary entry more than once, we will look at the vocabulary used.

On page 4 we have some definitions of some of the words used in the Jungle Log and for four of them, I want you to draw a picture to show that you understand what that word means.

Then last but not least, on page 5, I want you to come up with synonyms for those words.

If you need reminding what a synonym is have another read of the activity at 10.40am.


As with our previous Talk for Writing modules, we will use all the work completed throughout the topic, so please keep it all safe and together!

1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Please use this time to settle down, snuggle under a blanket and use this time for some more quiet reading.


A couple of things I’ve noticed on Bug Club …

  • Once you have read a book several times and completed the questions at the end of the book, there should be a bug that you need to click on to say you have read the book.

There is a few of you that have read books but not clicked on the bug, meaning I don’t think you have read any! Please be sure to do this on all books you have completed.


  • It is NOT how quickly you read the books that will decide if you move up book bands.

It is actually how you score on the questions that you are asked throughout the book.

Therefore please read the book several times before even attempting the questions.



Congratulations to Amelia who, because she had read all her books and answered the questions correctly has now been moved up a reading colour band! Who will be next to join Joseph and Amelia P?




1.20pm – 2.20pm

Physical wellbeing


Building on the success of yesterday’s ‘free choice’ activities, in this PE session you get to choose what you want to do, as long as it is something physical.

This could be one of the workouts on YouTube below.

It could be designing your own fitness circuit like you did last week, or having another go at it.

It could be that you take a walk “out and about” to get some fresh air and collect some items for your next piece of art.

PE With Joe 2021 | Monday 1st Feb

Kids Yoga About Boats!

Please use this time to complete some exercise, whether this be one f the activities listed above or something else that involved exercises and makes you happy!



2.20pm – 2.35pm


Mr Gilbey Reads…

Back to Mr Gilbey Reads today where we will finish off the Mrs Splatt’s Hall of Horrors chapter started by Mrs Patel yesterday. I know after starting the chapter yesterday I am more appreciative of our Diner Ladies than ever before!